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5 Ways to Decide on Paint Color

5 Ways to Decide on Paint Color

If you’re stumped when it comes to selecting paint colors, read through these tips from Mary Lawlor, color stylist for Kelly-Moore Paints. Use a color wheel. If you haven’t used a color wheel since middle school art class, find one online. Color wheels are ideal for discovering shades you might […]

Finding Design From a Wall Crack

Finding Design From a Wall Crack

Cracks in walls are unsightly and sometimes the added “character” is an undesired trait in your home. There are ways to remove the crack but if you choose to go the other direction and embrace it then consider these wall decals from TakeBreak. They give you crack life as you […]

Baby Bedding: An Unconventional Yet Chic Solution

Baby Bedding: An Unconventional Yet Chic Solution

When I was pregnant with my first child in 2004, my husband and I found it difficult to settle on a crib set. Most of the options available to us were gender-specific – soft pink or baby blue – and we didn’t know the baby’s sex. But even if we […]

How to Design a Kitchen Work Triangle

How to Design a Kitchen Work Triangle

When remodeling your kitchen make sure you consider the kitchen work triangle as a guide to cooking productivity. The National Kitchen and Bath Association has specified these guidelines for your “work triangle”. 1. The sum of the work triangle’s three sides should not exceed 26 feet, and each leg should […]

3 Simple Steps to Patio Appeal

3 Simple Steps to Patio Appeal

I asked my dear friend Bryan Tomczuk, owner of Bryant Landscape Design in New York City, how the heck he can make tiny Manhattan balconies look like such lush outdoor spaces. Not all of us can afford a penthouse garden, but I still wanted to know what those homeowners request […]

Benefits of Deck Designs with Multi-Levels

Benefits of Deck Designs with Multi-Levels

Wood and composite decks have a distinct advantage over stone patios. With a wooden frame, it’s a simple thing to install more than one level, creating an attractive and usable space. Stone or paved patios can be done this way, but it requires retaining walls and possibly extensive excavation. With […]

An Unlikely Glass Garden Shed

An Unlikely Glass Garden Shed

I am so glad that Treehugger spotted this garden shed in World Architecture News, called The Wendy House. I read about so many new green designs and eco-homes that it takes a lot for something to take my breath away. But Amir Sanei’s renders me speechless. Situated in his own […]

How to Plan: Kitchen Remodel, Part Three

How to Plan: Kitchen Remodel, Part Three

I was so impressed by the proactive approach used in the Melnick/Burton kitchen remodel that I could not let the series end without getting some general pointers from Steven (listed here, in his own words): 1. Design it yourself and design it for yourself (but show your plans to anyone […]

Bathroom Inspiration Ideas

Bathroom Inspiration Ideas

Many of us covet a new bathroom. We’ve collected some remodel and design ideas that could provide some inspiration for you to take on the job yourself or at least get you started. Designing an extraordinary bath (tips from Waterworks founder) Frame a beveled bathroom mirror to add some character […]

Designing an Extraordinary Bath

Designing an Extraordinary Bath

Last night we attended a panel discussion at the Waterworks store in West Hollywood that was presented by Waterworks and Remodelista. The focus was Online Resources for Designing the Extraordinary Bath. We were really hoping to come away with true resources but two of the panelists used this “discussion” to […]

Put Some Thought Behind Your Bathroom Design

Put Some Thought Behind Your Bathroom Design

Choosing a Vessel Sink Design For Your Bathroom

Choosing a Vessel Sink Design For Your Bathroom

Vessel sinks are the hottest new trend in bathroom design. In many ways, vessel sinks are a throwback to a time before plumbing when people washed up each morning in elaborate china basins that sat atop their bedroom vanities. During Victorian times these beautiful China fixtures were paired with matching […]

Why Go for Green Building?

Why Go for Green Building?

When you begin a construction project or renovate or even just redecorate, use green building materials to benefit not only the environment but the health of its inhabitants. According to [GreenBuilding.com](http://GreenBuilding.com), “Green building is a design and construction process that promotes the economic health and well-being of your family, the […]

When to Call-In the Kitchen Design Pros

When to Call-In the Kitchen Design Pros

How do you decide if you need a kitchen design professional? It really comes down to your skill and the risk level you are willing to take. The following scenarios usually require a design professional, which is a general term I use to encompass architects and engineers. Upon reading this […]

Hollywood Kitchens: Mad Men

Hollywood Kitchens: Mad Men

Betty Draper struggles to fit into the life of a 50′s housewife on AMC’s Mad Men, and she’s often seen wearing an apron in the kitchen and cooking meals, taking care of the kids, and gossiping with friends. TheKitchn has a great write up regarding the authenticity of these mid-century […]

Keep to a Triangle When Designing a Kitchen

Keep to a Triangle When Designing a Kitchen

You’ll be most productive in your kitchen if your layout is in the shape of a triangle. The National Kitchen and Bath Association has specified these guidelines for your “kitchen work triangle”. * The sum of the work triangle’s three sides should not exceed 26 feet, and each leg should […]

Bathtub Design Options are Plentiful

Bathtub Design Options are Plentiful

If you love a quiet getaway right in your own home, there’s no better place to rest and relax than in the bathtub. But with so many choices, it can be hard to decide which tub is right for you. Generally, bathtubs come as built-in, freestanding, soaking and whirlpool designs […]

Laundry Room Design Ideas

Laundry Room Design Ideas

Laundry rooms are often cramped and hard to work in, despite often doubling as a utility room. When you design your laundry room, or reorganize or revamp it, keep these tips in mind: Easy access. Although laundry rooms are traditionally located off the garage or in the basement, carrying heavy […]

Top 50 Design Blogs from the London Times

Top 50 Design Blogs from the London Times

So it’s almost 2010 (eek! Where’d 2009 go?) and if you’re anything like us, home improvement is at the top of your New Year’s resolutions list. If you’re in search of extra inspiration, spend time perusing The London Times’ richly creative, drool-worthy top design blogs list culled from blogs around […]

Design Within Reach Is A Modern Mess

Design Within Reach Is A Modern Mess

Interesting article in Fast Company regarding the current mess that Design Within Reach has created for itself. It’s truly a shame what has happened behind the scenes and we hope they return to their roots. It’s one thing to spend thousands for great design but when it comes to light […]

Two Chimneys Santa Should Avoid

Two Chimneys Santa Should Avoid

Gizmodo usually sticks to tech but they’ve come across a couple awesome fireplaces that we wanted to share. This futuristic fireplace looks strangely at home in a rustic environment but for some reason we’re scared it would start talking to us or begin sucking everything in the room up through […]