So, 2015 is upon us. The dawn of a new year often makes us want to re-vamp our lives— our goals, diets, careers, and especially our homes. After packing away all the holiday décor, we're after a new feeling at home, one that's fresh and uplifting.
Refinishing the main stairwell was just one small component of the year-log, full scale, gut-renovation of our 1900's Greek Revival house in Providence, RI—but as the staircase is the first thing you see when you come in our front door, we wanted it to be a striking feature.
Project by: Brittany and Justin Location: Springfield, Missouri
The TV room in our 1930 bungalow is the room in the house that gets the least amount of natural light, so we wanted to create a bright space with a colorful touches to hang out in the with our three chihuahuas.
A little art can make your walls more lively, and add a dose of personality to your space. But you needn't limit yourself to posters and prints. There's a whole world of things out there — both two and three-dimensional — that are just begging to be turned into an interesting installation. Read on for ten more creative ideas.
My husband and I moved into our little house in Des Moines (in a historic area called Beaverdale, full of houses from the '30s) in July, and were very excited to start bringing some personality into the place! We liked the olive green walls of the living room and dining room, but realized shortly after hanging stuff up that we needed more color in the space.
A good foundation in interior design basics and principles can have a huge effect on the look and feel of a space, and this year we covered a lot of tips and techniques to help you improve your home. From color palettes to negative space and more, we've rounded up our favorite tips of this year.
What were the trendiest ideas in design this year for interiors? We've rounded up our favorite decor trends that became popular (or became popular again) this year. From the kind of materials we spotted in gorgeous bathrooms and kitchens to what colors were making their way onto walls, we shared our predictions for hip tile trends, furniture trends and even DIY decor trends!
Not every home needs a professional touch, but the ones that are designed by professionals do tend to be quite beautiful. We showcased a number of homes this year with styles helped by designers in the profession; we've gathered a grouping of particularly inspiring ones full of ideas to steal!
You can get ideas from any beautiful space. But there's just something so inspiring about the advice that comes from people in real homes — stylish folks who have figured out what's important to them in a home and made their environment match their personalities. We showcased some gorgeous tours of homes this year; here's a round-up of some of the best decorating advice we saw this year.
Still feeling like there's a corner of your home that's missing a bit of holiday cheer? Need something else to add to your home but don't want to spend a lot of time, money or energy doing it? Consider one of these five easy decor details you could whip up in minutes and end up with a last-minute but lovely bit of holiday cheer to add to home.