You don't need a pole or a porch to share your American pride. The stars & stripes look great in any room — in a kitchen, a closet, or even a hallway. Check out these patriotic pics from our House Tours:
Here are four antiques, and while they are clearly very different items, they have much in common. All are large pieces of furniture, were made in America, in good condition and sold at auction in the past couple of years. They also have one other really BIG variance - and that is in value (as determined by their selling price). If you were to come across these four priced equally at a flea market this weekend, which would you choose as the best potential investment?
"American style" architecture might first bring to mind Victorian, Ranch, Cape Cod or Prairie styles, but for city folk the brownstone stands out as perhaps the best representative of urban housing, especially in the Northeast. With the help of the Cosby family and Carrie Bradshaw, the brownstone has been cemented into the popular imagination of what city living looks like.
America's cities are full of former factories and warehouses that have been converted to living spaces. Urban Chic celebrates the expansive, open rooms, architectural detail, and creative solutions of lofty living. Check out how industrial edge meets graphic elements in the inspiration below:
Next on the American Décor Style tour is Southwest Heat, a desert-inspired mix of Native American, Mexican, and cowboy cool, balanced by rustic woods and warm hues. Check out House Tour inspiration, shop the look, and get tips from our archives:
In a hundred years, much of how we live has changed. Our design, color, and taste preferences are no exception. From stiff and pale to bright and plush, the past century of style has seen both extremes and everything in between. Let's look back on American decor by decade:
I'm a huge fan of huge graphic treatments. And as far as patriotism is concerned, more is more. Whether it's your native country or just a flag from a land you love, get an instant bohemian world traveler vibe at home by working in an oversized flag on the wall.
The ballots are in! Our talented (and lovely!) judges, Amy Preiser (Senior Digital Editor at Hearst Design Group for Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda), and Patrick J. Hamilton (Designer, and our first ever Small Cool contest winner), voted on your choices for the top 5 homes in each of our divisions. After counting their votes and (triple!) checking my tallies, I'm excited to share the division winners and finalists for the smallest coolest home of 2014. Check them out, congratulate them on their division win and then click on through to the main contest page to vote for the home you think should be the Grand Prize winner for 2014...
We're happy to announce that two super talented design pros have lent their expertise to our judges panel for Small Cool 2014. They are both New Yorkers which mean they know all about the challenges (and rewards!) of living Small and Cool. We can't think of anyone better suited to help us choose the finalists in this, our tenth year of Small Cool, than our very first Small Cool winner, Patrick J. Hamilton!
We're happy to announce that two super talented design pros have lent their expertise to our judges panel for Small Cool 2014. They are both New Yorkers which mean they know all about the challenges (and rewards!) of living Small and Cool. First up, say hello to the digital editor of Hearst Design Group, Amy Preiser, who helps to make House Beautiful, Elle Decor and Veranda some of our favorite online destinations...