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Pretty Papered Walls

| May 1, 2015
Pretty Papered Walls

Geometrics, Florals, Metallics and More Breathe New Life Into Your Walls By Elizabeth Anthony The ’50s loved florals, the ’60s were bold and stylistic, the ’70s favored fauxs and flocks, the ’80s and ’90s preferred prints and pastels with a country charm. What is certain is that like everything else, when it comes to wallpaper, […]

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Outlook on Accents

| April 1, 2015
Outlook on Accents

Adding “Just The Right Touch” To Your Home By Melanie Saxton A room filled with furniture is one thing, but a living space artfully decorated with accents is quite another! Interior environments need a blend of textures, hues and contrast pieces to create an extra layer of beauty in living areas and bedrooms. Whether sophisticated […]

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Furniture and Interior Design Trends for 2015

| March 1, 2015
Furniture and Interior Design Trends for 2015

Inspiring Ideas To Create Interesting Living Spaces By Melanie Saxton Each year, we are treated to a host of trends, many based on offerings from elite brands and top design experts. Here are some defining furniture and interior accents that can be incorporated into our living spaces. Trending, Then and Now As for specific furniture […]

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From Wine to Design

| February 1, 2015
From Wine to Design

MARSALA IS A ROBUST TONE FOR YOUR HOME Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global color authority, recently an­nounced PANTONE® 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015. “While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches […]

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Follow Clues to Find Your Perfect Interior Paint Color Scheme

| January 1, 2015
Follow Clues to Find Your Perfect Interior Paint Color Scheme

Start your search closer to home Go to any paint store, and you’ll find lots of information about color, but if you want to create an interior paint color scheme that’s just right for you, don’t overlook your own personal clues. “Most people are naturally drawn to certain colors that they’ll favor time and again,” […]

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Awaken Your Home for the Holidays

| December 1, 2014
Awaken Your Home for the Holidays

Painting can be a quick, cost-effective way to refresh your living spaces

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Furniture Predictions for 2015

| November 1, 2014
Furniture Predictions for 2015

Exciting trends for your home in the New Year By Ruth Towns What can we anticipate for trending home and furniture design in 2015? One prognosticator is the High Point Market in North Carolina – the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world. Bringing together furniture and accessory manufacturers, importers and retailers each […]

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Beautiful Beds and Headboards

| October 1, 2014
Beautiful Beds and Headboards

Add interest and beauty to your bedroom this fall with the perfect bed!

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What is the Best Carpet for Your Home?

| September 1, 2014
What is the Best Carpet for Your Home?

Guidelines to make a complicated subject simpler Finding the best carpet for your home starts out simple and quickly becomes complicated. You know you want something that will look good in your home, feel great, and most importantly, stay that way for years to come. So you go to the local carpet store or home […]

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Bathroom Winners!

| August 1, 2014
Bathroom Winners!

Outstanding bath designs from the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

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Kitchen Winners! Outstanding kitchens from the
2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

| July 1, 2014
Kitchen Winners! Outstanding kitchens from the </br>2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) revealed this year’s 18 category and 11 specialty award winners at an exclusive awards ceremony on the eve of the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). The frontrunners of the competition include Best Kitchen Winner Tim Scott of XTC Design Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario, whose project was a clear high-scorer […]

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Let There be Light… Control!
The Pros And Cons Of Shutters, Blinds And Shades

| June 1, 2014
Let There be Light… Control!</br> The Pros And Cons Of Shutters, Blinds And Shades

The Pros And Cons Of Shutters, Blinds And Shades We’ve come a long way from animal skins on the windows to control the light. Sally Morse, director of creative services for Hunter Douglas, the leading name in custom window fashions, shares her thoughts on shutters, a classic window treatment if there ever was one, and […]

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Shower in Your Forecast?

| May 1, 2014
Shower in Your Forecast?

Bathroom update keeps your home on trend By Elizabeth Anthony The shower often is the focal point of the bathroom. Most of us look forward to washing the cares of the day away in a long, hot shower; however, if a small, fiberglass shower is hindering your zen, it’s probably time for some updating. One […]

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Furniture and Design Trends

| April 1, 2014
Furniture and Design Trends

Fresh approaches from style leaders

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Choosy About Chairs

| March 1, 2014
Choosy About Chairs

From contemporary to romantic to eclectic, you’re on a roll with wallpaper

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Whatever Your Decor, There’s a Wallcovering For It

| February 1, 2014
Whatever Your Decor, There’s a Wallcovering For It

From contemporary to romantic to eclectic, you’re on a roll with wallpaper

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Tips for Choosing Interior Paint Colors

| January 1, 2014
Tips for Choosing Interior Paint Colors

How To Build Up Your “Color Confidence Quotient”   If your CCQ (Color Confidence Quotient!) is modest but you’d like to boost it by learning more about color placement basics, consider the rules of thumb below, from the color professionals at Sherwin-Williams. However, if you’re sure of your personal style, feel free to break the […]

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Making Sense of Sofa Styles

| November 1, 2013
Making Sense of Sofa Styles

What lies beneath those upholstered cushions?  More than meets the eye! By Lanie Hightower Within every home is an essential furniture focal point — the sofa — that often “anchors” the living space. With endless choices on the market, it’s easy to become overwhelmed while browsing catalogs or walking through showroom floors. Even notable designers […]

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Furniture Trends – What’s Old is New Again

| October 1, 2013
Furniture Trends – What’s Old is New Again

By Angela Crissman Gone are the days of creating a “cookie cutter” room with a suite of matching furniture. Instead, many designers are encouraging homeowners to create an eclectic offering that looks as though it has taken years to collect. With that in mind, this year’s most popular furniture trends are about mixing different styles […]

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Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan?

| September 1, 2013
Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan?

By Elizabeth Anthony IIn 2012, Americans covered lots of floors and walls with tile — 2.19 billion square feet to be precise. Inspiration and influence for tile floors and walls come from everywhere: fashion, upholstery, wallpaper, furniture, media and even electronics. In our homes and offices, where each element must uniquely capture the current style […]

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Dream Kitchens!

| July 1, 2013
Dream Kitchens!

Outstanding Kitchens From The 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Glass in all its glory—hand-cut, hand-blown and LED-lit — was creatively used by the winning designers in both the Best Kitchen and the Best Bath in the 2013 Design Competition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The category winners in this annual […]

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Decorating Tips For Every Room

| June 1, 2013
Decorating Tips For Every Room

Instant changes from accessories to window treatments make a refreshing difference

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Forget Your Hangups: Make a Statement With Standout Wallcoverings

| May 1, 2013
Forget Your Hangups: Make a Statement With Standout Wallcoverings

Embellished and dimensional papers lead the trends for 2013 By Angela Crissman If you are looking for a way to transform your room with something other than a new paint color, consider a wallcovering option that adds architectural style and flair. Decorative wall panels and tiles can be used to create a focal point in […]

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