Northern California Gardener's September Checklist

Back in the 1960s, with a baby girl and another on the way, I had a second job working in a nursery on weekends (and needed a third). Every fall we brought out the banner ads calling autumn “California’s second spring” This was not just some kind of bogus advertising slogan, like “Petunias will include […]

Guest Picks: Go-To Resources for Pretty Pillows

Pillows are frequently the ideal finishing touch at a space, but it can be frustrating to monitor just the perfect one. This month, I’ve piled up my top ten sources for pillows to complement any room, whether you prefer fancy decorator fabrics, shabby chic or soulful’70s design. — Laura from Lolalina AphroChic Shop Boerum Hill […]

Budget Decorator: 25 Fab Projects With 1 Paint Can

When it comes to getting the most bang for the decorating buck, there’s no question that paint reigns supreme. But in the event that you truly want to take advantage of your purchase, try extending that can of paint by using it in a number of smaller projects. Whether you’re starting with a full can […]

Modern Icons: The Eames Bird

This darling little bird became famous by injury. Charles and Ray Eames were constantly rearranging the”collage” of items around their iconic home, and the original bird was a favourite piece of American folk art they used sometimes when styling photographs. The little guy captured the eyes of Eames fans who wanted one. Now, in collaboration […]

9 Unexpected Cool Color Schemes for Boys' Rooms

Think about a classic color palette to get a young boy’s bedroom, and you probably imagine navy and denim blues, reds, khakis and tans, and dark purple accents. And while there’s a reason so many boys’ spaces default to those hues (they’re cheery yet masculine, and they function for all ages), a anticipated palette can […]

Professional Chat: Walk on the Wild Side With Animal Art

Animal art isn’t just for children — though, admittedly, one of those examples shown here was created just for them. However from Warhol to wild horses, there are a great deal of sophisticated functions that can complement the design of almost any room in your home. Incorporated Make it pop up. This piece was in […]

Impact Accessories: Details Get the Space

Accessorizing seems to be an easy thing, but often the end result is not necessarily what we expected. If you use too many accessories in a room, sometimes they will all compete for attention and also the importance of any 1 item will be dropped. That’s why it’s very important to add an”effect” accessory. This […]

Dual Front Porches Borrows Comfort

Front porch is frequently considered the quintessential part of Southern structure — it has long been the perfect place for enjoying the view, grabbing a snap or just setting a charm, as they say in the South. Front porches were the first social networking tool, a pretelephone method for neighbors to commune, visit and catch […]

Photo Murals Expand Truth

The very first time I saw a picture mural was in the dentist’s office. It was the ’70s and the photograph was of a wooded path through brilliant fall leaves. At age 8, I understood it was tacky — particularly with those orange vinyl chairs. But recently I’ve come about the concept of picture murals, […]

5 Inspiring Homes From the Chilly North

Architecture has to respond to cold days and long nights in Northern Europe. As winter drags on for a whole lot of us, we could take some lessons from folks that live in areas like Scandinavia or The Netherlands. A bright and light room is your interior design edition of one of these modest anti-depressant […]

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