Interior Design & Architecture Archive

birthstones
Discover how to decorate according to your birthstone, and bring some of your month’s energy in your home decor. *** After my popular Astrology and Decor series, I’ve been thinking about other sources of symbolism and how they relate...
restore antique chair painting refinish
Old furniture and elements in a space are sources of home decor personality. Through colors and patterns, here are some ways to restore and preserve them. *** It’s a shame how much furniture gets tossed because people think it’s...
color wheel complementary colors purple yellow
Opposite from each other on the color wheel, complementary colors create a bold but balanced look. Need inspiration? Here are a few ideas to try. *** It’s no secret that complementary color schemes are naturally pleasing. Orange looks even...
color wheel interior designer
Choosing that perfect color combination can be a daunting decorating challenge. Take a cue from the pros: use the color wheel to choose winning color schemes. *** Whether you crave a calm, cool, collected look—or something more vibrant and...
pink and blue clouds
Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year is actually 2 colors: Rose Quartz and Serenity. See how they can work in every room of the home, for a trendy décor. December is always a good time for color lovers. Every...
basement remodel area rug tv room
The basement remodel; whether you’re set on creating a wine room, a secret library, or home spa, you’ll never look down on it again with these remodeling ideas. *** Ahhhh, basements. The first area of your home to amass...
kitchen backsplash thumb
Kitchen backsplashes and wall tile mosaics help to define your kitchen decor in style and function. Here are some common materials presented via infographic. *** When thinking about home improvement and home decor, no matter what project you’re thinking...
off white living room wood flooring
Does off-white sound boring as a color trend? It’s not! There are dozens of uses for it in your home. Here are some prime examples of how to use it. *** The 2015 Pantone Color of the Year was...
color palette aurora
The gorgeous northern lights phenomenon lend beautiful yet subdued colors to work with this week. Here’s how this magnetic combo can light up your space. *** For lovers of northern lights, 2015 has been quite an interesting year. The...
concrete floor living area balcony
Concrete is a beautiful, dramatic material that has its place in many decor styles. Here are a few that you perhaps haven’t considered. *** When you hear “concrete”, I doubt you imagine a beautiful, modern home. You probably see...
color palette old leather
The used patina of an old leather suitcase gives us many shades to build a beautiful neutral color palette. Here’s how to find your color combination by “hiding” it. *** Good leather is kind of like wine: it gets...
winter home exterior red front door
Want a snazzy home, but don’t have hours to spend on renos? Try a few of these easy, done-in-a-day home upgrades for a prettier home in a hurry. *** In Part 1 of this series last week, we learned...