• Turn the Light on with Sconces

    Today I'm turning the light on sconces - from what they are and how to use them, to upcoming trends. A sconce is a light fixture which attached directly to a wall instead of hanging from the ceiling or supporting itself with its own base. Sconces can be placed in any room and provide both...
  • Mood Lighting & Dining Room Design

    Mood lighting in dining room design can be achieved in a multitude of ways, but I’m loving the effect certain drum shade chandeliers have on these rooms. Images from Remodelista show that drum shades are as varied as people and that the basic cream shade is not the only game in town. Take red...
  • Decorating Around Bold Foliage Wallpaper Design

    Big, bold wallpaper design has made a comeback in a powerful way, especially embracing large scale, foliage prints in gorgeous hues and bright patterns. Decorating around such a bold wallpaper can sometimes be a bit tricky, but with the right eye for editing it can be done thoughtfully and oh so chic...
  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Mirror Gallery Walls

    If I could have my very own hall of mirrors, I’d be happier than Marie Antoinette. Since I rarely meet a mirror I don’t love, I’ve amassed quite the collection and have plans to create a gallery wall of mirrors. Here are some of my favorites: A tight grouping of glamorous...
  • For a Good Night's Sleep - Beautiful Bedroom Design

    Your bedroom is a sanctuary, a respite from the sometimes chaotic outside world. Your bedroom design should focus on creating a space where you can curl up and shut out the cacophony of the world, we do spend 1/3 of our lives there after all. Here is a recipe for a beautiful bedroom design: ...
  • Outdoor Stair Lighting Ideas

    'Tis the season for grilling and outside dining on the back deck and listening to the crickets chirp in the early evening. Summer is here. Make your outdoor patio or space an inviting place for guests and family alike with some easy stair lighting ideas that also work for your walkway. Stairs...
  • How to Light a Modern Patio

    Lighting a modern patio and yards should reflect the modern aesthetic of your home, so choosing the appropriate fixture is key. It’s simply not good enough to go the big box store and jam some solar lights around and call it a day. Rather, thoughtfully chosen modern outdoor lights should be...
  • 3 Outdoor Lighting Ideas

    If you are anything like me, you never want the warm evenings of summer to end! Hanging outside long after the sun has gone down with only a light throw blanket around your shoulders is a feeling like none other. As we creep into the early days of fall, I thought I would highlight some amazing outdoor...
  • That Bathroom Mirror is a Style Opportunity

    Just because a mirror reflects a stunning room, doesn't mean that bathroom mirror can't also stun on its own. The mirror in a bathroom is almost as essential as the toilet and sink. And just like a toilet or sink, the mirror just has to work to be a passable space. But there is an opportunity...
  • Oh-La-La! Parisian-Inspired Décor

    To a Parisian, style is paramount. Parisian-inspired decor is characterized by attention to detail and is a reflection of the occupant's personal style. The French celebrate beauty in all aspects of their lives and this celebration is reflected in their interiors. A consistent theme in Parisian...
  • Unique Powder Room Vanities

    Whenever I am working on a powder room remodel I like to incorporate unique and creative touches. The powder room is a place where you can make a statement and have fun with design. A funky wallpaper or an interesting paint application is a good way to bring character in. However, if you're interested...
  • 5 Tips on How to Style Bookshelves

    Bookshelves have universal appeal, necessary for storing books, of course, but also a place to display art and collected things. Bookshelves are more stylish when the arrangement is considered and not just an afterthought. Make the most use of your bookshelves as a practical storage solution, but...
  • Trend Alert: Bar Stool Style

    I remember when I was younger coming home from school, dropping my backpack beside the front door, perching on a stool at our kitchen island and drinking milk and dipping Oreos. I was bursting at the seams to tell my mother about the day. And she would pause what she was doing and lean over the...
  • Updating Your Home Office

    Most of us have some form of home office, but do you love it? Updating your home office will make working from home much more pleasurable assuming your choices are not only functional but attractive. Lonny’s home office pictures are a study in style. I chose mostly clean and modern images because...
  • White Ceiling Fans for the Living Room

    Close your eyes and picture your perfect oasis of a living room. Ceiling fans probably aren't at the top of your list when designing all the furniture and accessories for your space. Ceiling fans have gotten a bad rap over the years, however with styles getting sleeker and more stylish, the options...
  • 6 Small Living Room Design Tips

    Just because your living room is on the small side doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. Here are some small living room design tips to help your small room be big on style: Color You don't have to stick to a neutral color palette just because your living room is small. Use bright...
  • Lighting in Small Bedroom Design

    Lighting in small bedroom design is one of the easiest design projects, ever. My new obsession is Remodelista which had fabulous pictures of smaller scale bedrooms that showed a wide array of lighting options that could be applied to your own home. Let’s face it, bedrooms can serve a multitude...
  • Interior Design Fun with Stripes

    Stripes, Stripes everywhere, the more the merrier! There is nothing that combines fun, sophistication and style like a good stripe in interior design. As you can see here, you can put stripes just about anywhere and they will hit big and make a great statement. Apartment Therapy images help inspire...
  • Fabulous Foyer Design

    How does the saying go? You only get one chance to make a first impression? This idea totally applies to foyer design. Your foyer is the first thing your guests will see when they come into your home, so don't ignore it or have it be an after-thought when designing your home. If you live in...
  • Adding Vintage Style To Your Home

    What is it about vintage style that tugs at our heartstrings? The familiar? The age-old pieces that tell a story? The unique perspective vintage brings? Exactly. Many times vintage style combines the old with the new and layers in years of texture and patina and weathered wood. You...
  • Beautiful Blues - Outdoor Style Inspiration

    I'm really inspired by beautiful blues, especially when it comes to outdoor style. Anytime I see bright, vibrant blue hues in outdoor styling I think of the mediterranean; The blue rooftops of Greece, the gorgeous ocean color, Blue shutters in the south of France. Blue naturally fits outdoors...
  • Glam Mirrored Furniture

    I think every room needs a bit of bling and mirrored furniture definitely brings it. One of my favorite ways to add shimmer and reflect light is by hanging mirrors. Why stop at the walls when there are so many great pieces of mirrored furniture available to glam up any space. There are choices...
  • Interior Design Style - Industrial Chic

    The industrial chic style is very popular now as more and more people are converting former warehouses and factories into homes and lofts. Interiors in this style often feature wide, open spaces and leave structural elements and raw materials exposed. Industrial chic celebrates the combination of...
  • How to Find the Perfect Table Lamp

    Table lamps play two different roles in your home: functional and decorative, so when it comes time to select a table lamp there are several things you need to consider. Both shape and style need to be taken into account when choosing table lamps that will fulfill your lighting needs and work with...
  • Small Bathroom Solutions

    Most of us have basic bathrooms yearning for a little style. Fret not, there are small bathroom solutions that will add not only style, but serious functionality to the most micro loo. I went over to Lonny as they do a great job in featuring beautiful pictures broken down by room. While I have some...
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