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Building their dream home: North Spokane family is DIY’ing together

A north Spokane family has taken on do-it-yourself projects one at a time, working together toward what they visualize as a dream home. Even the kids help out a bit.

Room dividers – and all their old-Hollywood charm – are back

Today, room dividers aren’t just a staple from old movies. Both vintage and brand new decorative versions seem to be everywhere – on the pages of interior design magazines, on …

How fine details can make your decor shine

From artwork to accessories, look for fine details to help make individual spaces stand out.

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 …

How can I stay safe when decorating for the holidays?

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, decorating mishaps send nearly 15,000 people to the emergency room each year.

Mirror, mirror on the wall: 10 tips for using mirrors as decor

Consider mirrors as an affordable alternative to traditional artwork. Mirrors are typically lower priced wall decor.

The best white dishes, according to tastemakers

Just as there are many shades of white, there are also many different types of white dinnerware, so we asked tastemakers for their advice and recommendations.

How to pick the perfect sofa

Typically not considered to be an impulse purchase, most seek to make a sofa purchase perhaps only once or twice.

Setting up an Airbnb? Here are the basics, the extras and the no-nos

Just like hotels, not all Airbnbs are created equal. There are the gorgeous, Instagram-friendly abodes meant to make visitors feel like they’re in the lap of luxury, and the more …

Design Recipes: The do’s and don’ts of decorating with gray

The color gray is often considered to be drab and gloomy, but the reality is, gray is one of the most versatile colors in home decor.

Decor that brings the luxe outside

Innovations in design, materials and manufacturing have had a big impact on home decor – outdoors as well as in.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Front Porch: Pumpkin purist fights white pumpkin trend

Halloween and fall decor comes out with bats, witches, spider webs and jack-o’-lanterns appearing on porches and lawns. But the past few years I’ve noticed a rather alarming trend – …

For a room that’s lighter and brighter, let paint take the floor

I knew that the best way to lighten up the rooms and make the whole house look bigger was to paint the floors white. Our contractor expressed nervous doubt. He, …

Lighting that makes a statement

Creative new shapes and technology mean that home lighting fixtures often do far more than provide illumination. They can be exciting and sculptural works of art.

Making a splash with water-themed decor

Summer for many of us means reconnecting with water – lakeside hikes, paddles in the sea, luxuriant floats in some relaxing pool. And that connection isn’t confined just to the …

Ask a Designer: decorating indoors with plants

From kitchen herb gardens to miniature indoor trees, interior designers are increasingly bringing plants into their home design projects.

Why the dining room is due for a revival

“Everything is so casual these days, it’s nice to be a bit more formal in a room where you entertain or gather your family,” said designer Erica Burns. “The room …

An argument for the color that makes everybody look (and feel) good

Rose Quartz is a soft light pink that, according to Pantone, fulfills “our yearning for reassurance and security.” If you ask me, it’s just the sort of calming color our …

How to bring hotel chic home

In “Hotel Chic at Home” (The Monacelli Press), author Sara Bliss tries to capture the transformative power of travel, and that moment in a stylish hotel when you say to …

After the holidays: a great time to rethink your decor

The days after the holiday guests have gone home and the decorations have been put away can be clarifying. Suddenly, rooms that have been crowded with people and gifts have …

Black paint can add elegance if done right

It’s a bold move in interiors but one that, if executed with care, sets an unexpected tone of moody elegance.

Museum to Home: Collections inspire design and decor

When you visit a museum exhibit, you might be so taken by an item – a striking textile, say, or a cool artwork – that you’d love to actually own …

Mix and match is the modern way to furnish a dining room

When choosing the right dining table and chairs, there are no rigid rules. Think about mixing and matching pieces instead of plunking down money for a perfectly matched set, experts …

Stools are a versatile player in decor

A stool is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you can get. It slides neatly under or up to a counter, takes up little real estate and can …

Decor from glass artists

Chris Ahalt’s menagerie of blue whales, pink hippos and gold giraffes looks like a flotilla in a really fun dream. Their balloon-animal bodies are gathered at the point of attachment …

Home decor goes tropical this summer

If there’s one decor trend that hits summer’s sweet spot, it’s tropical style.

Florals are cropping up in fresh ways

F loral motifs pop up every spring in home-furnishing collections, and after a long winter they’re always a welcome sight. But this year, there seem to be more of them …