Showing Off Your Shadow: 2017 Interior Design Color Trends in Action

So, you are all revved up for the 2017 decorating season. You know the trends, you’ve got your color palette all picked out, you know the Colors of the Year, possibly because you’ve perused these helpful guides. So where do you go from here? How do you implement these myriad great different styles? Especially if […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Warm Things Up with Reclaimed Wood

One big challenge of interior design is striking the right balance between aesthetic and comfort. Of course you want your decor to be visually appealing–to look good–but it’s also important to keep in mind that your house should be a place to relax and feel at peace. Too many shiny surfaces or fancy embellishments can really drive […]

Horses at Home: Interesting Equestrian Decor

Horses are timeless. Humans have long appreciated their beauty and power, and they can be found in art and literature all throughout history. Although I wouldn’t consider myself a ‘horse person’, I certainly grew up around enough horse people to have developed a healthy aesthetic appreciation. Equestrian decor and architecture don’t actually belong to any […]

Polrey and the Sumptuous Possibilities of White and Gold

Sometimes you want to go low-key. Sometimes you want demure decor that blends together seamlessly, never overtly announcing itself. And sometimes you want decor that makes itself known. Decor that shouts. If you’re looking for the latter–sumptuous and unrestrained–look no further than Polrey, makers of antique replicas and statement furniture. With factory locations in the […]

Medieval Decor: Make History Repeat Itself

What comes to mind when you hear the words Medieval or Gothic? Cathedrals and castles and times long past, most likely. Or possibly you just remember that history credit in undergrad, with lectures on mad kings and 100 year wars and crop rotation. Whatever the case, medieval architecture and design is incredibly iconic. It comprises towering spires and […]