In a guest room of a Chicago apartment, the walls and folding screens are layered with Gracie wall coverings; a Frette bedspread, blanket, and linens dress the bed, and the vellum-clad stool is from Galere.
A classic pot rack surrounds the hood above the kitchen's large central island. In addition to the main kitchen, with its twin Sub-Zero refrigerators, the apartment has a prep kitchen and a walk-in pantry.
Neapolitan majolica tiles sheathe the kitchen of a Studio Peregalli-designed apartment in Naples, Italy. Next to the crockery cabinet, a pair of English oak chairs are grouped with a circa-1800 Swedish breakfast table.
In the master bedroom of architect and designer Dmitry Velikovsky's home in Moscow, the master bedroom is anchored by an ornate piece atop the headboard that was originally the back of a 19th-century Burmese monk's chair.
Featuring a wicker rim and a resin base in a Portuguese tile pattern, the Caned Tile Print tray by Oscar de la Renta Home channels the casually urbane entertaining style the late couturier practiced at his Dominican Republic home.
Matt Sanders' colorful and unique design style has led to the likes of Jessica Alba and Chiara Ferragni hiring him to upgrade their own spots. And Frank Muytjens is always snapping photos of his weekend cottage that mixes and matches aesthetics perfectly for a cozy and masculine look.
Adding a dash of color -- a playful red chair or a joyous yellow accent wall -- can kick up any kitchen. Take a look at these cheerful examples from our archive, sure to get you in the mood for spring.
On the list of Canada's biggest exports -- Justin Bieber, maple syrup, Swedish Fish (yes, they're made in Ontario) -- design has never ranked particularly high. But that's about to change: Young Canucks are blazing a new trail.
Changing the clocks has got us thinking about what a difference one hour makes. We all know we would benefit from an extra hour of sleep, maybe another hour to run errands, or an additional hour in our weekends, but how much of a difference can one hour make in your home?