Toby Sneider

Rest Easy

In September, as vacations wind down and our work and school schedules become more structured, getting a restful eight hours of sleep is important. But a good night’s slumber isn’t only about a comfortable mattress and high-thread-count sheets. The whole ambiance of a well-designed room is crucial, as this room by Kathleen McGovern shows. She and two other respected designers offer their advice on how to dream big and catch your Z’s with ease.

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In the Dark

Light and airy rooms are very welcoming and accommodating, but they sometimes lack the warmth and sophistication that a well-done, dark and moody space offers. Read more about how several of the area’s top designers incorporated these dark hues into their clients’ spaces.

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Fashion in Design

The fashion industry has historically influenced interior design. Although fashion was once reliably the forecast leader ahead of design, today’s climate is different, with design sometimes setting the trends. Here are some examples of what we’re seeing this fall.

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April Showers

Spring has officially arrived and the longer, warmer days will undoubtedly be accompanied by several refreshing rain showers. There’s nothing better on a rainy day than to spend time relaxing in a deep soaking tub or taking in a rejuvenating walk-in shower session. A few of the area’s top designers share some of their spa-like master bathrooms.

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Why Hire a Designer?

Some people shrug off the need for an interior designer by reasoning, “Why should I hire someone when I already know what I like?”

But a designer can do much more than choose fabrics and furniture that reflect your taste. He or she can look dispassionately at your home and suggest what’s out of proportion, which pieces can be upgraded, what colors aren’t harmonious, what should go and what should stay. In their mind’s eye, they can picture a more balanced, less cluttered room and then achieve that look.

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