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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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High Point Market: Inspiring Design

| April 1, 2013
High Point Market: Inspiring Design

By Angela Crissman This month, furniture manufacturers and dealers will converge at High Point Market for the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. Held two times a year in High Point, N.C., the market is the home industry’s “fashion week” where styles, trends and innovations are showcased. High Point’s campaign for the April […]

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Furniture Trends for 2013 – What’s old is new again

| March 1, 2013
Furniture Trends for 2013 – 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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“Emerald” is 2013’s Color of the Year

| February 1, 2013
“Emerald” is 2013’s Color of the Year

Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced its Color of the Year for 2013: PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green. The 2012 Color of the Year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a spirited, reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge […]

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What’s Hot in the World of Interior Design for 2013?

| January 1, 2013
What’s Hot in the World of Interior Design for 2013?

National Designers Discuss Emerging Design Trends By Angela Crissman With rooms in our homes serving multiple functions, especially the family room, designing a space that can function as a place to gather, work and play ranks high on the priority list for many families. Today’s homeowners want a space that is a reflection of their […]

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Furniture & Accessory Trends

| November 1, 2012
Furniture & Accessory Trends

A peek at what’s in store Have you ever looked around your living room or boudoir and wanted to start over from scratch? What if you could decorate from top to bottom in the latest trends from some of the most popular designers and manufacturers? This is the dream of many homeowners, and whether you […]

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Get the Hard Facts About Laminate and Bamboo Flooring

| September 1, 2012
Get the Hard Facts About Laminate and Bamboo Flooring

Affordable options add style and function to any space By Angela Crissman This month, Lifestyles & Homes will take a look at two flooring possibilities that are gaining popularity among consumers as exceptional alternatives to traditional hardwoods. In addition to being durable and easy to maintain, laminate and bamboo flooring options are also affordable and […]

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