How to Use Natural Materials In Your Home

How to Use Natural Materials In Your Home

Bringing a natural aesthetic into your home can either be a full style choice, where the entire feel of a space is earthy-neutrals, or it can be a way to bring hints of nature into a specific design. Incorporating natural materials into any home is all about paying attention to the texture or pattern of a particular material. Woven Textures Many of the textures of natural elements come from the weaving of materials to draw the eye. As you design your space, you can either play up the woven texture of a single item by making it a larger piece...

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9 Things Your Home Office Needs for You to Successfully Work From Home

9 Things Your Home Office Needs for You to Successfully Work From Home

More and more people are opting to work from home thanks to ever-growing freelance opportunities and remote positions—but is your home office up to the task? We’re sharing some of our favorite office essentials to help give your workspace a serious promotion. A Performance Desk Boost your productivity with a desk that steals the spotlight. Your office should work with you to accommodate your occupational needs as well as your personal sense of style, and the right desk is a must-have for getting the job done right. Choose a design with multiple drawers and plenty of elbow room to knock...

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Wallpaper Is Back In: Here’s Why

Wallpaper Is Back In: Here’s Why

Designers, homeowners and apartment dwellers have long turned their noses up at wallpaper for walls. For some, wallpaper conjures up images of gaudy, flocked flowers and “me too” designs that offered little in the way of uniqueness or individualism. “Wallpaper earned its bad reputation years ago because of its 1980’s extreme overuse and difficulty to remove,” says Leslie Bowman, the founder and design director of The Design Bar. Bowman was recently awarded the coveted ARTS Award and named one of Chicago’s top 30 interior designers by PowerHouse SMART. “Wallpaper has a long history in home decor and is more likely...

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7 Mistakes People Make When Applying Wallpaper

7 Mistakes People Make When Applying Wallpaper

DIY'ing your wallpaper may seem like a big commitment or a job better left to professionals, but taking a few minutes to avoid mistakes will save you a lot of time and money if you decide to take on the project yourself. Above all else, always order a sample before buying the full amount so you can be confident in your color choice. Colors and designs will look differently on a computer or phone screen than it will in your actual home. You need to test the color and pattern with your flooring, the amount of natural light in the...

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Ideas for Decorating With a Black & Gold Decor

Ideas for Decorating With a Black & Gold Decor

The ultra-sophisticated color duo of black and gold has been popular since ancient times. Losing no steam in the modern era, black and gold is easily one of the top color trends of 2018. This fascinating pairing of hues is often used in luxury hotels and in high-end interiors, to the point where it has become virtually synonymous with class. Who really wonders why? Black is a saturated shade that embodies a rich mystique, which seamlessly and effortlessly adds a sense of quiet sophistication. Touches of gold, on the other hand, impart a refined sense of glamour to any interior. No...

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Designing with Black & White Décor: 12 Takes on This Timeless Color Combination

Designing with Black & White Décor: 12 Takes on This Timeless Color Combination

We’ve heard it said that every room can use a touch of black – and black and white décor is one of the best ways to make this rule work throughout your entire house. Chic, classy, and totally eye-catching, these contrasting hues unite to make a bold statement that works well in any setting. We’re showing you how to help ebony and ivory effortlessly harmonize in each and every room in your home.

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Bedding Tips for a Dazzling College Dorm

Bedding Tips for a Dazzling College Dorm

Your dorm room is a cozy space to relax, study, and drift into a peaceful slumber. Until you thoughtfully layer and think through your bedding, you're selling your 'soft place to land' short. While slapping together layers is easy, there is a good, better, and best way to consider your approach. Sure, simply adding extra pillows to the bed is a good start, but it goes much, much deeper! So let's start where most good instruction manuals do - at the beginning - by sizing your future dorm bed. What Size is Your Dorm Mattress? Mattress sizes can vary between schools,...

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Cabinet Hardware & Knobs Style Guide

Cabinet Hardware & Knobs Style Guide

There is an incredible variety of cabinet hardware and knobs available and the newest styles truly run the gamut! No longer are you limited to round knobs and plain handles. Whether you're in full remodel mode, or just want to freshen up your cabinets, updating your home's cabinet hardware is one of the easiest, most inexpensive ways to add instant style to your kitchen! So where do you start? Which style, design and finish do you choose? Most people these days don't fit into one style category, so we've gone ahead and dissected the different styles to help you decide...

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Accent Cabinets & Chests Tour – A Little Something for Every Room

Accent Cabinets & Chests Tour – A Little Something for Every Room

Nothing combines form and function quite like accent cabinets and chests. These practical designs keep your home efficiently organized while adding just the right amount of color, personality, and style. We’re giving you a room-by-room tour of the best cabinets and chests for any space – and proving that these traditional accents are still modern-day essentials.

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How to Mix Metals in 5 Easy Steps

How to Mix Metals in 5 Easy Steps

We just wrapped up an awesome project with clients that were a joy to work with. In the master bathroom, we updated the space and created a wet room with a modern feel. By using a frameless shower door, natural elements, a black ceiling, and clean lines, the bathroom feels like a wet room, makes a statement and looks like spa. In this project, we also mixed metals which can sometimes be a scary thing to attempt, but it's simple when you know a few tips. Here are 5 ways to mix metals successfully! 1. Pick your Dominant Metal All...

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