Fill your space with vibrant pieces, incorporating bold color pairings and textures. Offset the daring palette with a neutral backdrop or subtle accents in muted tones.
I know most people would have just demolished this space to create a big, open-concept kitchen and family room, but we felt like the existing floor plan really worked in this house. We loved having the intimacy of the current kitchen layout. It's funny how trends ebb and flow. Just remember that you don't always have to jump on the bandwagon.
Whether you're an expert builder or you've never touched a screwdriver in your life, these inspiring home upgrades will have you planning, measuring, cutting and hammering away in no time. Updating your home decor is fun, but it's even more fun when you're saving money.
Would you ever put up a sign in your front yard declaring, "We won't be home from 1 to 3 p.m., so come on in and hang out at our house -- and while you're here, make sure to look in our closets!" Well, that is exactly what happens at an open house.
We have done a lot of DIY on our home projects, but have also done our fair share of contracting out work. Some things are (usually) better left to skilled craftspeople. In doing so, we have learned a few things about the ins and outs and ups and downs of working with contractors.
In spring it's time to get outside and enjoy your patio. So make the most of your space without a huge investment of time or money by planting, scrubbing and accessorizing your way to a renewed outdoor room.
Whether you've lived together for one year or 20, use this advice from highly rated interior designers to stop the fights that have kept you from painting the walls or tiling the floors.
You won't be able to fill your house with every item of your dreams right off the bat. After all, you've got a mortgage now. These are the 13 essentials that will instantly make your house a home.
We don't know who invented the pouf, but we praise them for their ingenuity. A pouf is endlessly versatile. It can anchor a room as a coffee table, double as extra seating for guests and be a great place to kick up your feet at the end of the day.
Have you ever gone to make a recipe and found you have 10 cans of creamed corn and none of what you were looking for? This can be avoided with some simple organizing tricks so you can quickly scan your cabinets and see everything you have.
I'm not sure I could tell you exactly when the jumble hits critical mass, but I do know it's something that happens to the best of us. These ideas are tailor made for the messily inclined.
I know this place. For 24 years we've lived here. I arrived, not quite 30-years-old with my one-year-old baby girl in my arms. I had fought moving to the suburbs for two years, but my husband was right -- it was a wonderful place to raise a family. So that's what we did. Now we're leaving.
If you're approaching a spring cleaning of your home this year, why not consider these effective all-natural cleaning alternatives?
Michelangelo did it in a church. Marie Antoinette did it with mirrors -- but somewhere along the way the rest of us forgot to look up -- and paying attention to ceiling design faded mostly into history.
Keeping his eye on the budget and the needs of his wife and child, architectural and interior designer Will Meyer built a James Bond-worthy but kid-friendly lakeside retreat for his most demanding client: himself.
If winter has left your outdoor spaces in need of a pick-me-up, let a can of paint come to the rescue. There's nothing a fresh coat of color can't fix! Read on for seven easy paint projects guaranteed to usher in spring with a warm welcome.