How to Decorate with Wall Accents Without Going Over the Top

An important and inevitable step to any decorating venture is figuring out what is going on the walls. There is honestly nothing as unfinished or depressing as a blank wall, as I’m sure anyone who has lived in a student dorm will tell you. Sofas and tables and chairs are all important elements of a room, […]

The Darker Side of Pale: Shadow is Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year

What’s this? Another color of the year? Well, yes and no. Benjamin Moore is a paint retailer, not a color institute, so their proposed trend of 2017 is more a marketing push than an aggregation of projected trends. It’s advertising. Still, I like the idea and their choice, and honestly, who put Pantone in charge […]

Get the Look: The Easy Elegance of Mediterranean Style

Recently, I discussed the various virtues of sea-themed colors; teals, blues, and turquoises. The versatility of those hues in no way ends with beach and cottage style homes, and sofas are certainly not the only way to utilize them. Which brings me to another great style adjacent to those themes: Mediterranean style. Focusing in on […]

Get the Look: The Past and Future Flair of Transitional Living Rooms

The transitional room: an up-and-coming trend and, in my opinion, a boon to the home decor world. It is a style that gets you the best of both worlds, drawing inspiration from both traditional influences and more modern or contemporary styles. When I first discovered this was a significant, respectable trend, I breathed a sigh […]

Stylish Spirits: Tips for Making a Home Bar Work in Your Space

Bars aren’t typically something most of us would associate with our houses. Bars are for dates or relaxing after work, possibly meeting up with old friends. Also, bars are about brushing shoulders with strangers and buying overpriced drinks. Anyone with a bar in their house must be wealthy, or willing to indulge in irresponsible extravagances, […]

Utterly Classic: Vintage Accents and Chic Reproductions by Uttermost

With most of your decorating endeavors, chances are you will begin building your style around a large piece of furniture–a couch, a table, a bed, etc. It all depends on what the room is meant for. If you’re anything like me, smaller details can slip your mind. But the pieces in between are really no less […]

Using Color Accents Well: Mostly Sparingly, Occasionally Overwhelmingly

Let’s get really basic for a second here. Color is one of the first things most of us consider when picking out, well, anything. We might find the perfect pair of shoes or style of jeans, but if they are in an ugly or unpleasant color, we pass them over. And even if they are a […]

A Blast from the Past: the Trendy Nostalgia of Midcentury Modern Decor

Some things just go together, you know?  Milk and cookies, peanut butter and chocolate, tea and scones. Also, the harmonious balance of midcentury modern decor: a trendy blend of traditional and contemporary aesthetics. In the lean economic conditions of the last few years, many people are seeing the appeal of the simplicity and practicality of design […]

Art Deco: Jazz Up Your Decor with Pieces by Dimond Home Furniture

The art deco style is a modern classic. Or maybe it would be more accurate to call it ‘classic modern’, since although it remains a relic of the jazz age, speakeasies, and old Hollywood, its influences are thoroughly modern. Emerging from the cultural landscape of postwar Europe and America, art deco takes its themes from […]

Pattern Recognition: 5 Trendy Prints to Liven Up Your Living Space

Ready to liven up your space? Using a pattern is an easy and creative way to add flavor to a room; a well-chosen and well placed piece can spark a whole different vibe. Sophisticated, vintage, homey, calm. Patterns, by their very nature, are aesthetically harmonious to the human mind, and have been used in decoration […]