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Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virus

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.

Go big and go home: How to do maximalism right

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.

Fall design: 10 hot decor trends

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.

Seeing red in home accents

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.

10 home design trends to watch for in 2019

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.

Friends of faux: Designers embrace fake flowers

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.

What’s old is new again: Home decor rethinks its 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.

10 ways to use more color in your space

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.

Suzani style: Persian quilt design is having a moment in the U.S. – and not just on beds

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?