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PORTLAND, Ore. – Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she’s only getting busier as infections – and hospitalizations – surge before the holidays.
The clean-lined, subdued-color aesthetic of minimalism has dominated the design scene in recent years, and although that contemporary look is still widely popular, maximalism – its rebellious, loud counterpart – is stealing some of the limelight.
Justina Uram-Mubangu, a lawyer, wife and mother of a toddler, is like many of us right now living and working at home, trying to stay safe and balance it all. What keeps her at peace and happy is her surroundings.
A friend of mine called me the other day to brag; she had just finished recaulking the crevices in her shower and successfully fixed her broken dishwasher. Both tasks she completed with the aid of YouTube videos. She was proud and happy.
Beloved for their old-fashioned charm, small mosaic tiles are resonating with homeowners who want floors that are uniquely patterned and boldly expressive.
Every so often the furniture industry rolls out the red carpet and rolls in their new lines for a new season. The Las Vegas Market, dedicated to the home furnishings industry, held one of its twice-a-year market shows in July. Unveiled were some of the hot new trends you will likely see translated and interpreted in home decor this fall. Looking for some ideas? Here are 10 hot trends that caught our eye.
From ruby to rich burgundy, red is a powerful accent color when used purposefully in a space. One key design tip to remember is that it isn’t taboo to mix shades and tones of red. So where to begin? Here are some design recipes tips to help get you started.
Not only can a good doormat keep your floors cleaner, it can be part of your allergy-fighting plan.
From artwork to accessories, look for fine details to help make individual spaces stand out.
The home remodeling and design platform Houzz recently released its annual forecast, derived from conversations with industry experts as well as trends spotted among its 40 million monthly users. It offers a snapshot of what we might see in stores, living rooms and Instagram feeds this year.
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but between hosting holiday festivities, shopping for presents and working full time, it can feel like the most stressful.
Consider mirrors as an affordable alternative to traditional artwork. Mirrors are typically lower priced wall decor.
Digging into your home’s past can be fun, but it can also help you make aesthetic decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
In the past few years, consumers have embraced artificial flowers, unapologetically welcoming the silk, polyester or poly-blend version of succulents, orchid plants and hydrangea bouquets into their homes.
Terms such as “genuine leather” and “real wood,” which seem straightforward enough, can be industry code-words for composite materials.
“We’re potentially on the brink of a materials revolution that could help rebalance our relationship with our planet and reshape society for the better. Consumers are looking for brands and companies to operate in a more responsible and conscious way,” says Caroline Till of the London-based design house Franklin Till.
Color can both attract and repel. It can also serve as a creative way to add energy and interest into your home. Afraid to use color? Well, you are not alone. There is a bit of an art to using color properly in a space, but the good news is it’s OK to experiment.
In recent months, several decorating books have been published that examine the interiors of some of the world’s most enviable stylemakers. Many of the featured projects, particularly the more bohemian ones, include an antique suzani quilt thrown over a bed, ottoman or side table, or a suzani-patterned pillow tossed on a sofa. Is the suzani a secret ingredient for stylish, free-spirited design?
Instead of being an afterthought, toss pillows can and should complete a color story, serve as an opportunity to bring in graphics and texture as well as serve as a prominent design accessory.
Many parents and designers are looking to inject nurseries with a quirkier style sense, creating spaces that encourage creativity and individuality.