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Room of the Month: The Cozy Built-In Office

 
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Whether you have a generous amount of square footage dedicated to a home office, or just a quaint corner of the kitchen, this important space should gel with your home’s style while also serving as a work-friendly, motivating, but comfortable atmosphere.

The Writing is On the Wall: Fresh Ways to Use Word Art

 

Using words as décor has become a very powerful way to create visual appeal.

A Worldly Home: Trends Found in Foreign Homes that Work in Yours

 

Who hasn’t dreamed of a home inspired by a happy collision of international styles? A worldly home is elegant, sophisticated and a tribute to your unique design preferences.

Granite Who? Introducing the New Countertops on the Block

 

Tired of granite? So are a lot of people. While granite used to be the must-have material for countertops, homeowners are starting to think about materials that are more user-friendly, more interesting, and just different from every other house in the neighborhood. Your interior designer can help you determine the best option for your kitchen. Here are some of the burgeoning alternatives to granite.

Bright New Lighting Ideas You Haven't Tried

 

Over the decades, lighting has evolved from a strictly functional form into a unique design component all its own – a statement piece that is radiant and artistic. Most recently, a larger focus has been placed on the fine quality of craftsmanship as lighting elements now strategically create a strong thematic focus that people are sure to take notice of.

Decade Décor: 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, Trends that Still Work

 

Taking a look back at decades of décor can be fun, haunting and inspiring all at once. Let’s take a brief look at some of our favorite trends from the past and how they can still be used in inspiring ways today.

Mancave Madness: Create a Room that is Both Masculine and Chic

 

The mancave is not a myth – it’s a reality. But banish images from your mind of a room plastered with posters of women, ashtrays full of cigars, beer cans littered about, and the scent of eau de locker room. There is such a thing as a chic mancave, where gentlemen can lounge in style, sophistication, and comfort. And even if a gal walked into this uber-masculine room, there is plenty of décor treatment that can be imbued into the space to impress her and make her feel welcome.

Keep it Simple: 5 Furniture and Decor Tips for the Minimalist

 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a cluttered home, by too much décor, just too much of everything, there may be a minimalist hiding inside of you. Let that aesthetic out! Here’s how to decorate with a minimalist style without sacrificing beauty, sophistication, or personality.

Color from Head to Toe: 10 Ways to Paint Ceilings and Floors

 

It pays to take a childlike approach to interior decorating from time to time – and by that we mean, take a moment to throw your head back and peer up, or aim your head down to take a closer look at what’s beneath your feet. Instead of focusing only on the walls surrounding you, consider options for painting your ceilings and floors. You can transform the rooms you’re living in with some daring and a few coats of paint.

The Non-Nursery Trend: Making Baby's Room a Place for Mom Too

 

Nurseries are meant for babies, but who’s going to be spending just as much time in there as them? Mama! Baby isn’t going to have that big of an opinion on his or her surroundings until at least toddlerhood, which is why you should keep yourself and your needs in mind too as you design a nursery. It’s not called nesting for nothing! Here are some ideas to help you feather the space.

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