Mix Dining Room Chairs for a Stylish New Look

If you want to add some variety and pizazz to your dining room or want a more eclectic room style, try mixing your dining room chairs.  There are numerous ways to do this so the end result is cohesive and stylish. Vary the upholstery on seat cushions.  As with mixing any fabrics, stay within the same color family when using...

Many Shades of Gray

Gray is soothing, sophisticated and chic.  You may think gray interiors are rather boring, but if done right and mixed with the correct balance of color and accessories, gray interiors can be quite sensational.  Gray continues to be a top color choice among designers and there are many variations of the color from which to choose to make your...

Decorating with Games

If you are of the gaming spirit, bring the fun and nostalgia into your home with game-themed décor.  Dominoes, dice, cards, chess, scrabble and many other games are finding their way into vintage, modern and traditional interior designs.  Decorating with games is a fun trend that is easy to accomplish. Gather up game pieces and create a display using decorative jars. ...

How to Decorate with the Color of the Year Marsala

Is it the dinner special, the wine, or wasn’t there a dance craze called marsala?  This year marsala is a color that the experts at Pantone have designated as the color of the year for 2015.  Marsala, in its truest form, is a rich brownish red that exudes warmth and calls to mind images of sipping wine by the...

Creative Alternatives to the Headboard

Whether you are just starting out in your first home or you simply want a change in your bedroom, there are many creative alternatives to a standard headboard.  Art, salvaged materials and other objects can create a unique accompaniment to the bed. Salvaged doors or a grouping of old windows mounted to the wall behind the bed make a very...

The Repurposed Garden

If you want to spruce up your garden, add character and style to your plantings, repurposed items can do the job.  Old chairs, doors, windows, bathtubs, furniture and various other household items can serve a purpose in your garden. Before you throw out that old broken chair or your child’s bicycle that’s rusting away, think about other uses.  Not only...

The Converted Barn as Home

If a home with high ceilings, open floor plan, large windows, wood beams and plenty of character and charm appeals to you, a converted barn may be an option to consider.  If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to settle in a more rural locale, barn living might appeal to you. A barn...

How to use an interior hammock in your bedroom

Hammocks are traditionally an accessory used in outdoor spaces, such as your porch, terrace, balcony, patio, summer house, or garden. However, they are making an entry into interior design too. And a great one that is. They are a fantastic alternatives to extra sofas, or even a day bed. They add a very youthful, informal and relaxed ambience. Whether you are planning...

Timely Tips for Decorating with Clocks

In the modern home cell phones, appliances, video and audio equipment and computers all have clocks, nearly making other sources of time obsolete.  Vintage style clocks are primarily used as decorative accents and for good reason.  Clocks bring a certain charm and character to any style of interior.  Here are a few tips on how to incorporate clocks into...

Global Chic Style for a More Personalized Home

Part eclectic, part bohemian and fully vibrant, global chic design is a fresh and worldly decorating style that is in vogue this year.  Establish your personal style and add international spice to your home with treasures from afar. Whether you have traveled the world or just vicariously enjoy it while sitting at your computer, you can achieve a worldly look...