Leah Bjornson

4 Style Trends That Will Shape Our Homes in 2023, According to Design Professors
With 2023 just a few calendar flips away, we’re excited to see which trends will inspire our home decor. And as much as we wish we could check a crystal ball for next year’s styles, interior design doesn’t work like that. In lieu of gaining psychic powers, we asked three New York School of Interior Design professors to share their predictions for 2023’s most influential home trends.
Nov 4, 2022
How Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s New Collection Can Update Your Space
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are known for designing homes on TV that are both stylish and practical. Now your IRL home can get the same pampering, seriously! The secret is in their signature furniture line.We love how every piece in Nate and Jeremiah’s new fall collection gives you a little bit from each of them. So while Nate captures your attention with timeless and worldly designs, Jeremiah comforts you with luxurious fabrics and natural textures.
Oct 25, 2022
3 Dreamy Styles That Help You Enjoy Your Outdoor Space More
Keeping your outdoor space set up for entertaining comes with so many benefits. Tired after a long workday? Retire to your private oasis. Favorite restaurant closed? Invite friends over for al fresco noshing. Inspired to host a dinner party? Your table is ready.That said, it’s OK if your patio/balcony/backyard isn’t quite hosting-ready yet.
Jun 2, 2022
3 IKEA Upgrades That’ll Elevate Your Outdoor Entertaining Space This Summer
If you’re lucky enough to have a private outdoor space at home, you’re probably already thinking about all the ways you can make the most of it this summer: a haven for plants, an alfresco dining area, or your own tropical-inspired at-home getaway. Whatever your vision, chances are you’re hoping to share that space with friends and loved ones.If you’re planning to entertain, you’re going to need some supplies.
May 24, 2022
Looking to Give Your Home a Breezy Summer Refresh? Here Are 3 Affordable Ideas from IKEA
It’s that wonderful time of year when we get to utter those three magic words: Summer is here. And whether you have an apartment in the city or a cottage in the country, you’re probably hoping to make a few seasonal upgrades and changes. Maybe you want to turn your backyard into an outdoor dining area that reminds you of your favorite restaurant. Struck by wanderlust? Now is the time to transform your bedroom into a hotel-inspired abode.
May 24, 2022
2 Interior Designers Share the Classes They Loved as Students — and Still Use Today
Professionally decorated homes have that extra something-something that many of us would love to add to our homes. But even figuring out what that is can seem like a task for an expert. Is it the custom built trim? Those extra lights? Or maybe just making the right color choices? Whatever it is, it would sure be nice to have.
May 20, 2022
4 Tips from Design Pros on Successfully Pursuing Your Passion
Maybe you find yourself reimagining your decor or giving home styling advice to friends. Perhaps you just enjoy seeking out the beauty in your surroundings. Whatever your passion is, making time and space to explore those interests can enrich your personal and professional life — especially if you’ve ever dreamed of making your passion your occupation.To help you take your next step, we asked three professional interior designers for their advice on navigating a creative field.
May 13, 2022
Three Show-Stopping Before and Afters That Wow with Color
A new coat of paint is one of the most stunning and, usually, longest-lasting ways to revamp a room. So to make sure your wonderful paint job stands the test of time, stains, and sun exposure — and to make sure that paint color you spent hours picking out looks picture-perfect on your walls — take a tip from the pros. Remember your primer!Even first-time painters can achieve professional-looking results when they apply a coat of primer before beginning to paint.
Apr 20, 2022
4 Ways to Improve Your Financial Wellness in 2022 (Without Skipping Your Daily Coffee Run)
Already brainstorming resolutions for the New Year? While hitting the gym and meal prepping are always great additions to the list, we’ve got a totally achievable, no-cost suggestion: improving your financial wellness.You’ve clicked on this article, which means you’ve already taken the first step (yay you!) towards improving your money matters.
Dec 29, 2021
This Relaxed Design Style Will Be Big in 2022 — Here Are 3 Ways to Make It Work
We often want our bedding to do different things at the same time: Look cool and collected when it’s made for the day, then be irresistibly snuggly when it’s time to sleep. What’s the best way to add that comfy factor without creating clutter? Our vote goes to warm minimalism: a design style that takes the serenity of a well curated, pared-down space and chooses textures and colors that keep the space accessible and welcoming.
Dec 16, 2021