Design Tips

Carrie Long created a seamless flow from living room to outdoor room using a folding door. Photo by Steve Thompson

Monday, June 3, 2019

Outside Interests

After a long winter and chilly spring, it’s high time to let the sunny outdoors take center stage – even if it’s from an indoor vantage point.

Jane Synnestvedt used Sherwin-Williams Snowbound and Dhurrie Beige to provide depth. Photo by Beth Singer

Monday, April 29, 2019

Designers’ Go-to Colors

Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement or create a neutral background, updating a room’s paint color is a simple way to make an immediate impact. Several top designers share their tried-and-true favorite colors they rely on again and again in their design projects.

 These bookcase shelves house steel plates on hidden tracks, allowing the artwork to be rearranged. Photo by Beth Singer

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Open Shelving

Open shelves can instantly update any space. Seven top designers share their styling tips for creating well-edited shelves.

Laura Zender used fresh fabrics when incorporating café curtains in her clients’ bathrooms. Photos by Jeff Garland

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Window Treatments

With spring right around the corner, windows take center stage as our thoughts turn to balmy breezes and the sun-filled days ahead. Top designers share their tips for creating window treatments that frame the view and finish the room beautifully.

Pecky cypress was used on the walls throughout this Florida home by Kathleen McGovern. Photo by Jeff Garland


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Open Floor Plans

While prior to World War II, most homes had a central hallway that provided access to separate rooms with specific functions, innovations in construction materials and a more casual lifestyle have given way to homes with more open concepts.

Elizabeth Jones of E.W. Kitchens suggests maximizing vertical space when designing a pantry.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Refresh and Rejuvenate

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays have passed, there is no better time than the new year to get organized. Whether it’s a butler’s pantry or a walk-in closet, these multi-functional spaces offer great storage solutions that help create order for the homeowners.

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