Pets

Interior Design's Dog Days?

We have all heard that dogs and their owners resemble one another, correct? Well, that got me thinking. Do dogs resemble their houses too? Can we unconsciously start to decorate our houses to seem like our puppies? Do we worry that our floors will struggle with their own coats? C’mon, haven’t you ever held a […]

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Dining Rooms

Sunny Side Up, Breakfast Nooks

Morning sunshine helps us wake up. (Those waking up in darkness thanks to the current time change could be reminded of this.) Additionally, studies have shown that morning sun can help prevent depression. I can not think of a better reason to have a breakfast nook in a glowing, light place. If you’ve got a […]

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Coastal Style

How to Use a Kitchen Designer

Whether your kitchen needs a minor face lift or a comprehensive gut occupation, soliciting help from a certified kitchen designer can be well worth the investment. The rule of thumb: When a kitchen job costs more than a few hundred bucks, it could be time to call in a pro. Not only do kitchen designers […]

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Weddings

Handmade Home: Throw a Vintage-Style Wedding Shower

Wedding season is right around the corner. With a couple of straightforward jobs, a bit of imagination and some pretty handmade touches you are able to give a newly engaged friend a one-of-a-kind wedding shower. What better way to celebrate than to invite family and friends into your home to share this special event? Susan […]

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Eclectic Homes

Guest Picks: Gettin' Twiggy With It

Twigs, branches and logs aren’t just for cottages in the woods — they could be both homey in city lofts and suburban split-levels. Get twiggy with these bits which will get you back to nature, even in the event that you prefer heels to hiking boots. From cheap accessories to moderately priced light into a […]

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Decorating Guides

Design Calendar: Feb. 4-24, 2012

If your weekend plans do not involve watching the Super Bowl, then there are plenty of alternatives available for you to get off the sofa and get inspired. Visit the National Building Museum and see how 18th-century designers imagined the D.C. structure landscape. Or go onto a self-guided walking tour of Indianapolis and learn about […]

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Eclectic Homes

Guest Picks: 20 Beautiful White Accents

It’s no secret that I love decorating with white. I may be mesmerized by colour from time to time, but I always return to white — it’s calming, it clears the head and it makes artwork seem fantastic. The important issue is to select pieces with sculptural shapes and tactile textures that bring interest to […]

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Coastal Style

Glass House on a Lowcountry Lagoon

Recently the Wall Street Journal selected the”Lips Room” Home on Kiawah Island by architect and er Christopher Rose Because its House of the Day. To be certain, with its expansive walls of glass and high-tech-meets-Lowcountry texture, we’re not surprised. The home is located on the edge of a lagoon on Kiawah Island in South Carolina’s […]

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Decorating Guides

Quick Update: Wonderful Black Lampshades

Sometimes, you need a tiny black. Think about a bright and crisp whitened space. A black accent here or there will help to maintain the space from looking too visionary. Check out these rooms where a black lampshade (or two) adds some drama — and looks both contemporary and chic. I am warming up to […]

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Coastal Style

Inviting and Warm Bungalow in Portland

At the center of their bustling Brooklyn neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, newlyweds Joseph Palazzo and LeeAnna Rappleyea make a bright and welcoming house employing an eclectic combination of original artwork and secondhand locates. And with various restaurants, caf├ęs, and coffee shops in the end of their shady street, the place can not be overcome. The […]

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