You can tell a lot about a person by the way they style their shelves.
Incorporating your personal style is an exciting part in the home design process. But before you choose ultra trendy finishes or an extremely traditional design, consider what is most appropriate for the long time value of your home.
Decorator Thom Filicia knew exactly how to decorate a summer cottage fit for a perfect calming vacation.
We've been to enough houses to know what we do and don't like in other people's living rooms. While some have good taste, there are a few design mistakes we see folks making again and again.
Over a glass of champagne recently, I had to pick the brains of decorator extraordinaire Tricia Huntley, one of my favorite DC interior style experts.
I miss my dog! Not enough to fly him cross country in the belly of an airplane. But just enough to settle for a hand carved wooden clone.
With a crown of feathers, pin curls, and a smashing vintage dress dripping in rhinestones and topped with a fabulous boa, I embodied Dorothy Draper. While not a soul knew who I was, I felt classic, poised, and glamorous, just as I imagined Dorothy would.
It's your most public space. You greet company, entertain friends, and hang with the family. Sure, you can count on the sofa, the coffee table, and a few additional seating options. But the room needs to be personalized through decorative touches. Here's some inspiration.
How does a style maven squeeze all of her stuff (think: rows of shoes, drawers of accessories, and piles of tees) into the 750-square-foot apartment that she shares with her husband? With careful planning and a lot of creativity. Ready to take a peek?
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.
When your guests tell you that your home is beautiful, do you nod appreciatively, even though you're not quite satisfied? Do you find your heart racing every time you pass a West Elm?
We're taught as children not to judge a book by its cover, but does that principle apply to hotels?
How do you create a happy sleeping space for your little lady? Bold pops of color and a lot of personality will do the trick.
It's guitar one week, skateboarding the next. One thing you can always count on is that kids will be kids and their interest will change. Probably fast and often. Paint lets us change the look of a room instantly and in a cost-effective manner.
You want your home to look its best, and maybe you've been inspired by the interior design trends you've seen in magazines, on TV or on design websites. But following some of the hottest home remodeling and interior design trends can backfire when it comes time to sell your home.
Before getting to work decorating the home office (the right desk, chair, lighting), start with a paint color that suits, inspires, and energizes you.