Design Tips and Tricks to Brighten a Dark Room

Design Tips and Tricks to Brighten a Dark Room
Your home may be naturally dark, but there’s no need to convince yourself it’s more intimate that way. Bright rooms can transform a home and uplift your mood. And when it comes time to sell, light and airy rooms lend an inviting atmosphere for home buyers. Here are some simple and affordable design techniques to ...

Truly Unique Decor

Truly Unique Decor
This home is just like one giant art project, right? I just have so many questions I don’t even know where to begin. Maybe this was inspired by the thought of making your life and your home a work of art. How each of us wants to make our home different from others, with its ...

Daring Designs

Every year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This year, a 7,000-square-foot luxury townhouse overlooking Manhattan’s Central Park serves as the canvas for the 41st annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, which opened May 7 and runs through June 4. Think of this ...

Beachfront Style

Beachfront Style
Yes, the point of a waterfront home is the view and the beach. You don’t buy a home like that with the intent of staying indoors. But that doesn’t mean the interior can’t be the perfect complement to the great outdoors. This Montauk, NY beachfront home is bright, breezy, carefree and pretty much whispers “summer” ...

Terrifying Children’s Wall Murals

Terrifying Children's Wall Murals
This post was given a very clear title, just so no one is the least bit confused about the fact that these hand-painted children’s wall murals are in a word – terrifying. As a parent, why would you do this to your child? As a child, how would you ever be able to sleep? But ...

So Your Style Is: Traditional

So Your Style Is: Traditional
It might be hard to pinpoint exactly what makes a home feel “traditional”. After all, traditional is a rather vague blanket term that often overlaps with retro, vintage, eclectic, transitional styles, etc. But there is a reason that traditional decorating has thrived for so long. It promises warmth and welcome, and it delivers. What is ...

Making White Look So Right

Making White Look So Right
White is so incredibly versatile that it is often misinterpreted as safe and clinical. Boring and bland. Sure, white can be a canvas—but it can also be much more than that. It can be the focal point, the central theme that makes the space. White can be exciting! A white room can be ultra modern ...

Divine Dining Rooms

Divine Dining Rooms
With great conversation and delicious food, mealtimes with family and friends in the dining room should be a memorable experience. Add an unexpected design twist and every meal is that much more special. The following photos show how you can freshen up your dining room with interesting seating, a statement piece, a new ceiling, books ...