It's all very well being inspired by Thailand and adding Asian influences via sand-coloured walls (rather than actual sand on the floor) or adding medieval tapestry cushions (rather than create a Robin Hood fortress) but you have to ensure you don't go too far.
Colin and Justin cast a queer eye for the straight guy by encouraging Canadian dudes to make design decisions and create the perfect man cave. Every dude, regardless of station, needs a special place unto which he -- YOU -- can retreat. Whether somewhere to disappear in solitude, or a sharing place to watch hockey, doesn't every super hero need a secret lair?
What's your favourite colour? Red? Green? Pink? Well, if certain academics are to be believed, you're already predisposed, from the moment of conception, to enjoying particular tones. Genetic programming aside, here's a peek at what colour can actually do for your psyche and some advice, to boot, on how to use colour to get the best from your environment.
Taking your visions and inspirations from abstract to a more tangible concept will help you understand what works with what and, most importantly, how they holistically create your space and style.
Don't go overboard with too many garlands everywhere -- remember it's Christmas time, NOT camouflage time! As is often the case, less is more, so spend time and money on a well dressed tree or some tasteful accessories that will enhance your existing décor rather than compete with it.
The ecommerce paradigm, which changed during the Internet boom of the 1990s, has accelerated the past five years with social media. Today, it's gainin...
Whether evil exists is open to debate but, in a design context, it's certainly prevalent. And it's a determined force -- each time we arrange an exorcism by paintbrush, dodgy decor returns in another guise, in another room, in another house.
Some of our best friends, you see, are straight. And some of them, we should report, are very stylish. The following epistle, therefore, is simply a quick fix master class for those who feel their style gene is somewhat compromised. Think of us as wing men. Fabulous -- if often fey -- fixers.
And how she figured it out the hard way.
Traveling the world is great, but bringing your experience into your home may not be.
As I browsed for some spring inspiration, I came across the most inventive ideas by some of New York's brightest designers. Discover the 10 most creative picnic baskets for Spring 2013.
Black and white is everywhere this season, from couture runways to sidewalk window displays. And since interiors always follow fashion, I predict we'll start to see black and white infiltrating homes and commercial spaces in upcoming seasons.
Are you committing this in your home?
Last week, I attended the third annual Design Bloggers Conference (DBC) in L.A. The lure of a star-studded speaker line up, networking with fellow bloggers and L.A. design showrooms brought almost 400 bloggers to Universal City for an action-packed few days.
And how to use it in a way that works.
He talks about being a good father, happiness and... doing the Hokey Pokey?