Design

Seek Inspiration From Designer Showhomes

Seek Inspiration From Designer Showhomes

A confession? I love seeing where people live and work. As I stroll my downtown neighborhood’s streets at dusk, I peek upward to get a glimpse into the surrounding lofts, hoping for a burst of inspiration (sometimes, I get more than I bargained for. And that’s all I’m saying about […]

Free Your Inner Artist With A Sharpie Floor

Free Your Inner Artist With A Sharpie Floor

Sharpies are such a versatile item. Sure, they’re an ideal office supply (and a must-have when it comes to preparing for a garage sale.) But Sharpies also have nearly unlimited DIY potential. Just ask my husband who, after becoming inspired by a C&H post I wrote a couple years ago, […]

Our Favorite Picks From Sustainable Industries’ Top 10 Green Building Products

Our Favorite Picks From Sustainable Industries’ Top 10 Green Building Products

Who doesn’t love a good top 10 list? David Letterman, I’m looking at you! Product lists are especially helpful if you’re looking to branch out from your usual favorites. You probably have your eco-friendly mainstays like programmable thermostats, CFLs, VOC-free paint and EnergyStar appliances. If you’re looking to broaden your […]

Dwell on Design 2011 Gets Bigger and Better

Dwell on Design 2011 Gets Bigger and Better

As other trade shows have contracted, Dwell on Design continues to grow. It’s not a large show but the vendors are well curated and you can picture any of them in the pages of Dwell magazine and many of them probably are. This year we noticed many more larger brands […]

Save Space With The Stepcase

Save Space With The Stepcase

One of the biggest challenges many small space dwellers face is storage. Whether your abode has a bevy of closets and cabinets or is as bare as a bone, when every square inch counts, you need storage solutions that optimize every possible angle. Danny Kuo of Danny Kuo Design has […]

How To Create A Year-Round Outdoor Space

How To Create A Year-Round Outdoor Space

Grilling, dining al fresco, relaxing in a hammock with a good book–it’s no wonder that spending time outdoors is one of the top activities during the summer. And if your home has a leisure-inducing outdoor space, then you know the joy of having your own mini outdoor retreat just a […]

Trend Watch: Add Impact With Dark Trim

Trend Watch: Add Impact With Dark Trim

When it comes to painting your home, the walls don’t have to hog all of the attention. Painting a room’s trim can easily make just as big of an impact, especially if you use a dark hue instead of the more prevalent pale shades. You’ll want to evaluate your current […]

Transform Your Kitchen With A Stainless Steel Backsplash

Transform Your Kitchen With A Stainless Steel Backsplash

A few days ago, I spent some time touring a model condominium in downtown Kansas City while on assignment. Not only is the building a towering historic landmark (the tallest residential building in the Midwest, outside of Chicago) but it also houses some beautiful, modern condominiums. (Note: the below photo […]

Why We’ll Be Watching HGTV’d

Why We’ll Be Watching HGTV’d

In a couple of weeks, HGTV will premiere a new series: “HGTV’d.” And we love the premise. HGTV hosts will travel around the country (accompanied by a massive HGTV’d 18-wheeler) to surprise unsuspecting viewers with home makeovers! Home makeover shows are certainly not new to the programming line-up, but we […]

How To Create A Gallery Wall

How To Create A Gallery Wall

If you have a lot of artwork or framed photos to display, creating an in-home gallery wall is a striking way to exhibit your prized mementos. It’s a relatively easy project, too, and can be budget-friendly depending on the frames and prints you need. First up? Deciding which look is […]

Form Meets Function With Dolly Bookshelf

Form Meets Function With Dolly Bookshelf

C&H readers, you’re probably starting to think I’m obsessed with bookshelves. And you’d be right. After dealing with the odyssey of our salvaged Borders bookcase, I look at all shelving with a newfound appreciation. This latest find? Pure genius. Created by Etsy seller StudioDz, this one-of-a-kind piece combines shelving and […]

Nate Berkus Shows Us How to Mix It Up with Valspar Paint and Lowes

Nate Berkus Shows Us How to Mix It Up with Valspar Paint and Lowes

Last week we attended an amazing event by Lowes and Valspar Paint in New York City. They invited a small group of media to participate in a painting and design demonstration all hosted by celebrity designer and TV personality Nate Berkus. Lowes and Valspar setup an incredible event space in […]

Seeking An Inventive Room Divider? Try A Rope Wall!

Seeking An Inventive Room Divider? Try A Rope Wall!

If you live or work in a large, open space like a loft, one of the biggest obstacles is creating walls and different areas (trust me–I speak from firsthand experience!) And if you’re renting the space, the issue becomes even more challenging because you probably don’t want to invest a […]

Finding a Job in Interior Design

Finding a Job in Interior Design

As a Housing major and a Design Studies minor, I was intimidated by the job market. I knew that Interior Design majors would have more to offer than I would. My job search started in November and I realized right away that I wanted to focus on design through my […]

DuPont Unveils New Zodiaq, Corian Countertop Colors

DuPont Unveils New Zodiaq, Corian Countertop Colors

When you’re creating colors for kitchen surfaces, what better inspiration is there than food? DuPont’s new color collections in Zodiaq quartz surfaces and Corian solid surfaces are inspired by spices and ingredients, respectively. Think of a kitchen infused with the warmth of chicory, or a fresh burst of cilantro. Zodiaq […]

Best Kitchen and Bath from KBIS 2011

Best Kitchen and Bath from KBIS 2011

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) was great this year! Beyond seeing some unique products from the top manufacturers in the country, we spoke to a lot of designers and bloggers who provided us with some real insight to where they feel the industry is headed and what trends […]

On Location at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show KBIS 2011

On Location at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show KBIS 2011

We’re headed to Las Vegas for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) which is the largest kitchen and bath trade show in the country. There are enough sinks, cabinets and appliances to make your head spin. You can follow our experiences at K/BIS on Twitter and Facebook as we’ll […]

ReadyMade Magazine: Behind the Scenes

ReadyMade Magazine: Behind the Scenes

This year our intern, Lauren Chorpening of Iowa State University, had a unique opportunity to visit the Meredith office of ReadyMade in Des Moines, Iowa which isn’t far from her campus in Ames. She received a guide behind-the-scenes tour of the popular DIY magazine/website and sat in on an editorial […]

Trad Home from Meredith and Lonny: A New Digital Magazine

Trad Home from Meredith and Lonny: A New Digital Magazine

It’s great to see new ventures in shelter publishing and when established print publisher Meredith announced they were joining up with digital magazine Lonny to create Trad Home, the design world took notice. After two splashy launch parties in NYC and LA that were attended by a who’s who of […]

Small Space Tips: College Dorm Room Design

Small Space Tips: College Dorm Room Design

Our intern this year, Lauren, is a design student at Iowa State University and she’s done a tremendous job working with us to improve and grow all facets of Charles & Hudson. Lauren lives in student housing (dorms) like thousands of other college students across the country. We asked her […]

How To Transition Between Flooring Materials

How To Transition Between Flooring Materials

Let’s say you want to use different types of flooring in two rooms, but you have a rather open floor plan and the transition is highly visible. Should you scrap the whole project or stick to one type of flooring? Heck, no — it’s all about the transition. We were […]