Get The Look: Use Your Dining Room For Entertaining With A Built-In Bar Buffet

The trend towards open, dine-in kitchens has, in many ways, made traditional formal dining rooms obsolete – especially if you aren’t knocking down the walls of one to create a barrier-free floorplan. But while the bulk of entertaining is getting moved to kitchen islands and greatrooms, that doesn’t mean your old dining room has to […]

Get The Look: Give Your Modern Master Bathroom An Earthy, Spa-Like Ambiance

Modern design is often associated with sterile, artificial elements: plastic, metal, and concrete that are anything but earthy. But while many modern spaces have the posh, hands-off feel of an art gallery, it is possible to design a space that has both a contemporary sensibility and a more relaxed, natural feel. This master bathroom by Geschke […]

Get The Look: Using Decorative Lighting To Add Definition To Your Greatroom

The last few years have seen an overwhelming trend toward open, barrier-free spaces in interior design and architecture. But one of the oft-overlooked consequences to knocking down a lot of walls and merging multiple rooms is that there isn’t much to distinguish between the different areas of the resulting space. There are plenty of tips […]

Get The Look: Building An Entryway That’s Inviting For Guests AND Functional For Your Family

Depending on the layout of your home, the main entryway your family uses on a daily basis isn’t always the same door you use to greet guests. That said, if you don’t have the luxury of a separate mudroom, side entrance, or garage-entry, it can be a real challenge to keep clutter from building up […]

Add A Bold Pop Of Color To Your Bathroom With… A Decorative Freestanding Bathtub?

Using a freestanding bathtub as a decorative centerpiece in a bathroom is a tried-and-true way to give your space a more elegant, designer feel. But “buy a new bathtub” doesn’t often make the list of ways to add color to a bathroom. The vast majority of freestanding bathtubs come in white or off white, which gives […]

Level Up Your Dining Room Storage With A Buffet Table (They’re More Useful Than You Think!)

For many, decorating a dining room starts and ends with choosing a dining set. After all, your table and chairs are the most important functional aspects of the space. But there’s one more piece of furniture you might want to consider before you switch to picking out curtains: a buffet table. These long, low, narrow […]

Add A Little Spark To Your Bathroom Design With A Modern Freestanding Bathtub

Bathtubs are the biggest, most prominent feature of almost any full-sized bathroom, but despite how much space they take up, most of them aren’t much to look at. In smaller spaces, it’s common to have generic alcove or shower/tub combinations. Even in roomier bathrooms, you might find an occasional freestanding bathtub, but likely it will […]

A Quick Guide To Contemporary Dining Rooms And Finding The Right Fit For Your Family, From Breakfast Nooks To Tea Tables

The way kitchens and dining rooms are designed has changed a lot in the last decade, shifting from away from separate, formal eating spaces to more casual in-kitchen dining – usually in the name of having barrier-free rooms that keep the family more connected around mealtime. That said, every family is different, and the way […]

Get The Look: Using A High Contrast Color Scheme To Create A Sophisticated Guest Bathroom

Guest bathrooms and powder rooms are among my favorite spaces to experiment with new styles. They’re relatively small, which means you won’t need a lot of time or materials to totally transform the space. They’re also less frequently used, which means you can be a little bolder with your choices than you might for a […]

Get The Look: Building A Sleek, Stylish, Mid-Century Inspired Reading Nook

Reading nooks are often cozy, comfy, messy spots – usually consisting of a beat up chair, an old blanket, and a big pile of books crammed in an unused corner. But if your reading nook is slowly turning into an eyesore, it might be time to consider an overhaul. Of course, upgrading to a look […]