Decorating with Vintage Suitcases

Vintage suitcases are finding more uses in home decorating now more than ever.  They are charming, functional and very stylish.  When using vintage suitcases to style your home, incorporate them in unexpected ways or use them to create unique displays.  You don’t have to be a world traveler to appreciate the character vintage suitcases bring to your home. In the...

Creating a Romantic Bedroom

A romantic bedroom is soft, luxurious and feels like a warm embrace.  Let these tips inspire you to create a romantic oasis in your own bedroom.  Soft lighting, luxurious bedding and personal touches give the bedroom romantic flair. The first order of business for a romantic bedroom is to clear the room of clutter.  Take out any unnecessary furnishings and...

Shimmering Glass and Crystal Chandeliers for Your Home

Take your lighting to the next level with a shimmering work of art.  Chandeliers that glisten and gleam make a statement that conveys elegance.  Glass, crystal and quartz elements reflect light in a way that dazzles.  Glamourous or understated elegance.  Traditional or modern.  Chandeliers are the crowning touch to any room in the home. Cascading crystals create a dazzling display...

Decorating a Room with a View

If you are fortunate enough to live in a home with a view, here are some tips on how to maximize your view and integrate it into your home.  Whether your view is city, mountain, country or water, designing your space to make the most of the natural landscape around you is a priority. If the view is why you live...

Go Bold with Color in 2015

If you are bored with neutral or find your interior bland, perhaps you are ready to shake things up in the new year.  Shake off your inhabitations about color and go bold.  Try out a new paint color or reupholster a few pieces in a bright new color.  Start small or create a whole new vibrant interior to wake up...

Tips for choosing the right lamp for every room

The lamp is probably the most neglected but utterly important thing in every room.  The correctly lit room may reflect not only to the room itself, but to the whole appearance of your home. Read on and steal some of the listed ideas below for your own house. The focal point in choosing the right lights is to be aware...

The Chic and Elegant Chinoiserie Style

Chinoiserie is a style of decorating with Chinese influence.  It is most recognized by Chinese motifs, often including flowers and birds.  This highly decorative style flooded into the European market in the 17th and 18th centuries.  Furniture makers created artistic pieces with Chinese motifs.  Fabrics, wallpaper, and accessories were abundant with the theme.  Chinoiserie is a beautiful style of...

The Scandinavian design – incorporation of simple beauty and functionality

If you love simplicity, minimalism and functionality, then the Scandinavian design is just the right choice for you. Originally, the term “Scandinavian design” derives from a design show which goes under the same name from 1954 to 1957. The very same show establishes the meaning behind the name of the term as beautiful, functional, inspired by the Nordic nature and...

Barn Doors for Interior Spaces

Barn doors have transitioned into interior elements within a home’s design.  They are rich in character and when mounted on sliders, their ease of movement makes them welcome features to the home.  Barn doors are equally at home in the entryway, as room dividers, or on closets and pantries.  Barn doors are even seen displayed on the wall as...

Design Ideas for Under the Stairs

Have you ever wondered what other uses there were for that empty space underneath the stairs?  Depending on where your staircase is located there are a number of unique ways to use this space.  The area under your stairs can be transformed into extra storage, a cozy nook, shelving units or many other useful spaces. One of the best uses...