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A Jaw-Dropping Apartment Makeover -- on a Budget!

Decor Aid | Posted 06.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Decor Aid

The owners of this Turtle Bay co-op had an interior design request that might sound impossible - -- to transform this formerly under-lit, cramped, unusually-shaped Manhattan apartment into a spacious, airy urban retreat -- on a budget, no less!

A Modern "Dream House" In Connecticut

Decor Aid | Posted 06.01.2015 | HuffPost Home
Decor Aid

The dream of escaping the tight confines of Manhattan for the more spacious offerings of nearby Upstate New York and Connecticut is one that has long entranced New Yorkers.

How To Make Open Shelving Work For You

Domino | Posted 04.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Open shelves aren't just for the dishes. Keep your culinary necessities at hand and display items with creative packaging.

Why You Should Be Decorating With Bright Colors

Domino | Posted 04.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Domino

photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE Is your space feeling a bit drab? We've got just what you need for an instant uplift. photography by JAM...

7 Decorating Ideas To Steal From The 2015 HGTV Dream Home

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.29.2014 | HuffPost Home

"Dream" homes come in all shapes and sizes. For some of us, it's a sprawling McMansion bursting at the seams with square footage. For others, the appe...

12 Deadly Decorating Sins

Houzz | Posted 12.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Houzz

As a designer, I've observed a lot of habits in the decorating and design world. Habits that I believe need to be broken. Many of these may have started with good intentions -- but we all know where that path leads!

4 Homes With Major Storage That Looks Great

Houzz | Posted 10.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Houzz

A creative designer can hide storage in plain sight, but a bold interior designer brings it front and center. Many of us put a lot of thought into how we display our collections and organize our countertops, but what about how we store our less decorative items? See four homes that have mastered the art of storage.

10 Ways to Deck Out Your Patio

Houzz | Posted 10.07.2014 | HuffPost Home
Houzz

Been gazing out at your patio, wishing you could spruce up your hangout space? You don't need to spend a lot to make a big difference in the way your outdoor rooms look and feel.

10 Ideas for Easygoing Summer Parties

Houzz | Posted 09.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Houzz

Short on outdoor dining space? Hunt down a few sawhorses and top them with a length of board as big as you want your table to be. You can paint the board, cover it with a cloth or butcher paper, or leave it as is.

9 Simple Tricks Give a Nashville Home a Grown-Up Renovation

Domino | Posted 08.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Though always passionate about architecture and design, it wasn't until 1993, when Colleen Locke redecorated her family's farm house, that she truly fell in love with the process.

16 Ways to Get More from Your Small Backyard

Houzz | Posted 08.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Houzz

Big cities have a lot going for them, but spacious backyards aren't one of them. Designers in high-density places like San Francisco and New York have long dealt with getting homeowners the most bang for their buck.

ICFF Trends and Finds

Courtney Price | Posted 07.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Price

New York's 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair delivers design's timely truths and latest trends.

Breaking Up With Pottery Barn

Diane Kline | Posted 07.14.2014 | Divorce
Diane Kline

As it turns out, it wasn't my houses that were unfilled. It had been me.

The One Design Rule Everyone Should Break

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.28.2014 | HuffPost Home

Call it what you will -- eclectic, colorful, boho chic -- there's a good chance you've been thinking about mismatched décor all wrong. Where some see...

6 Things People Who Love Their Homes DON'T Do

Posted 04.09.2014 | OWN

You don't need a seven-figure income -- or a fairy godmother with decorating skills to rival Nate Berkus --to turn the place where you live into your ...

Think You Can't Afford A Living Room Makeover? Watch This.

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 02.28.2014 | HuffPost Home

The one phrase that keeps many of us living with the same old look we don't exactly love: "We can't afford to change it." This makeover proves that, w...

WATCH: How To Turn Anything Into A Coffee Table

Posted 11.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

Coffee tables are the anchor to any living space, but often come with a hefty price tag. You'll think twice about how much you spend on one, howeve...

Now This Is How You Mix Prints

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

Mixing prints isn't instinctual. (Unless, of course, you're the high priestess of prints herself -- Solange Knowles). But it doesn't have to be overly...

The Important Lesson Every Couple Can Learn From This Apartment (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

Many designers will tell you that a magazine-worthy living space is all about editing the stuff you own. It turns out the same rule applies to merging...

LOOK: AphroChic's Top Tips For Choosing Color For Your Home

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

On the spectrum of culturally-inspired design, you have Afrocentric and you have AphroChic. The former has been largely reduced to a "rigid set of...

PHOTOS: These Four-Poster Beds Are Anything But Stuffy

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 08.05.2013 | HuffPost Home

Four-poster beds are classic pieces that have been around for centuries. (They've probably been traced back to whatever the Medieval equivalent of a b...

8 Reasons Your Walls Are Stressing You Out

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

The one thing standing between your house and the home of your dreams (besides an indoor pool with a waterfall) could be what's covering your walls. ...

GIFs: 8 Decorating Don'ts That We're All Guilty Of

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 07.16.2013 | HuffPost Home

Designing a home is an art: It takes time, patience and sometimes a few bad choices before we get it right. And although we love looking for inspirati...

WHOA: This Is The Ultimate Man Cave

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 07.11.2013 | HuffPost Home

Of course we're fans of hanging out at bars and lounges that have a cool vibe and a surprising design aesthetic. Who isn't? But the drawbacks of these...

PHOTOS: How Would Solange Decorate Your Home?

The Huffington Post | Raydene Salinas | Posted 07.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

So we can't all be Solange Knowles, but maybe taking inspiration from her style to update in our home might be enough to up our cool factor just a bit...