Brick walls add character to any room by serving as a focal point or providing a backdrop that either complements or contrasts the room’s other design elements. Whether your style is industrial or rustic, the beauty and uniformity of a brick wall can add texture and beauty. Below are examples of natural, painted, distressed and […]
Strip lighting has become a truly fun and creative element in many spaces. While strip lighting is usually used under cabinets to light countertop spaces and for other conventional uses, people are getting more creative with it. It’s also easier than ever to stick strip lighting just about anywhere, thanks to the flexible LED strips […]
During the chilly months, your bed can be a place of relaxation, warmth and comfort. But have you ever turned off the lights only to find that sleep evades you? Turns out, just getting into bed isn’t always enough to ensure you catch some quality z’s. That’s why we’ve rounded up some tips for creating the ultimate bedroom for sleep.
While they’ve always been functional, we’re starting to appreciate both the beauty and strength of copper, brass, black steel and galvanized steel pipes in design. Now, instead of hiding them, exposed pipes feature prominently in a home’s design and are also used in other applications. Below are some of the ways exposed pipes can provide […]
Zillow, the leading online marketplace for homes for sale, recently released their 2019 design predictions of what trends are in — and which ones are out. If you have plans to sell your house this year, you may want to take note.
We’ve talked a lot in this series about how architecture is often influenced by the styles that came before it. Nowhere is that truer than with the Monterey, or Monterey Colonial, home. This type of architecture combines French, Spanish and English styles. In fact it is so unique that it’s still sought after today. Let’s […]
Do you have a favorite color? Have you ever wondered why you prefer a certain color and how it affects you? “One of the most amazing things about color is its close tie to emotions, making color extremely subjective,” according to Andrea Magno, a color and design expert at Benjamin Moore. “There are so many […]
When we picture curtains, we see them hanging long on either side of a valance. It’s functional, it’s attractive and it works with any room style. But that style is also not your only option. You can get creative in the way you hang curtains. From giving them unique spacing so light can filter in […]
We’re calling it now: 2019 will be the year of the plant. What started as a semi-hipster trend in interior design has become a full-on movement. Bringing the outside in has tons of benefits, of course, from mood boosting to cleaner air. But let’s face it: not everyone is famous for their green thumb. If […]
If you love to read – or you just love books, whether you actually read them or not – consider creating a home library. Most people who don’t have a home library think that they don’t have enough space. But, by thinking creatively, you can find enough room to house your own books. You don’t […]