Like an impeccably tailed suit or perfectly curated home, it takes a certain discerning eye and je-ne-sais-quoi to polish things off with ease. Good design draws as much upon intuition as tradition, and rooms should feel as though they were furnished over time.
If you're having difficulty visualizing the spacing, mask out the arrangement with painter's tape. You can then see if you'll have enough height to adequately fill the space and make the wall "important" looking.
Do you use it? Do you love it? Does it even work? If you've been secretly wishing you could say goodbye to your fireplace, but thought that wasn't even an option (what about resale value?), maybe, just maybe, it's time to reconsider.
This year, we challenged Instagrammers to show us how they decorate for the holidays using #deringhallidays. From the traditional to the creative, here's our roundup of the favorite holiday decorations.
We love all the traditions -- but we also love mixing the old with the new. With that in mind, here's a quick guide to this season's best decorating trends. After all, the last thing a celebration should be is boring.
Los Angeles-based lifestyle expert Sally Horchow learned the art of wrapping at her mother's wrap desk at age 5, wrote thank-you notes before she could tie her own shoes, and worked in packing and shipping at the Horchow Collection (the mail-order company founded by her father) soon thereafter.
Dusting and changing bed sheets are nice, but, to bring your best hostess game, you've got to go all out holiday inn, and create the perfect cozy space in your home for guests to feel welcome and comfortable.
Poor ole' plaid gets a bad wrap, i.e. slutty schoolgirls, your grandmother's ridiculously overdone curtains, and who could forget, the Burberry-wearing prepsters. But, it's making a serious come back -- more urban cool and less Hot Topic-y.
Traditionally speaking, green represents balance and harmony, growth and renewal. Because it's a dominant color found in nature, it's one of the easiest colors for the human eye to look upon and pairs well with nearly every color on the color wheel.
Raid your craft closet and the store for fun, seasonal add-ons that will make your door the envy of the neighborhood. If you can't find every item that this blogger uses in her wreath, customize it based on your taste, and your supplies.