Monthly Archives: January 2022

What Is Damask? A Guide to This Famous Fabric

Even though it’s affordable now, damask fabric oozes the same level of luxury that it did centuries ago, when it was the provenance of royalty, nobility, and the uber wealthy. Known for elegant reversible patterns, damask can be found all over the home, from curtains, to linens, to furniture. Whether you’re looking to purchase some, or […]

The Classic Piece of Furniture Every Home Needs

Need some extra, hidden-but-easy access storage, or a place to display all of your plants and picture frames? Look no further than the credenza, a common cabinet-style storage option that can add functionality and flair to your space. While original credenzas have roots in the dining room, you can find a variation on a credenza that works in […]

This Is How to Choose the Best Furniture for Your Small Space, Designers Say

Just because you can get a couch through the doorway doesn’t quite mean it is the right size for your space. But before you go through great lengths with that tape measurer, learning a few tricks about finding the best small space furniture for any room will save you a lot of stress. Seriously, there’s no […]

3 Rental Upgrades I’m Glad I Made and 2 I’ll Skip in the Future

As a long-time renter, I’ve made my fair share of upgrades to various units over the years. But as we all know, most of these fixes, no matter how pretty, need to be undone prior to move-out, and packing up your belongings while also trying to return your apartment to its original state can be quite […]

6 Easy Ways to Carve Out a Dining Area in a Small Space

Even if you don’t have space to set up a full-fledged dining room in your apartment, carving out a little nook in which to sip coffee and enjoy dinner with guests is integral to your life at home. Small space dwellers have shown us that there are plenty of possibilities to get creative when it comes to styling an […]

6 Designers Share the Vintage Finds They’ll Never Forget

As there a vintage lamp you lusted after for years before finally tracking it down on Facebook Marketplace? Or, maybe you stumbled upon the most incredible midcentury table at a roadside antique shop before wondering how you ever lived without it. Vintage pieces make an impression on us, not just for their style, but for their stories—the stories of […]

The Perfect Accent Chair for Every Zodiac Sign

There’s an accent chair for every style—and every zodiac sign. So, when you’re looking at the options and are torn over the incredible chair silhouettes you’ve saved on Instagram, perhaps it’s time to center yourself with an introspective look at what might resonate with your birth sign. Whether you’re a future-loving Aquarius, an Aries in need of a statement, […]

How 6 Designers Convince Their Clients to Go Bold

Have you ever wondered how that designer convinced their client to spring for chartreuse drapery? That leopard wallpaper? Or that clashing-but-not-clashing accent pillow and sofa combination? We asked six designers how they convince clients to go bold with their design projects. Of course, most clients hiring a designer known for their daring use of color and fearless love of pattern […]

9 Living Room Lighting Ideas That Will Always Work—Here’s Why

Sure, we’d all love to have a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows that flood our space with natural light, but the reality is that we don’t all have the budget to afford such a luxury. So for those of us furnishing a living room that receives minimal sunlight, a stylish light fixture is the next best thing. Luckily, there […]

Asian Zen Interior Design – The Best Way To Master It

When looking to bring Asian Zen interior design into your home, what are the best ways to master the look with authority? To get you inspired, we’re looking at effective ways to make the interior design style work for your home. From what to source, to what to celebrate, here’s everything to know. What exactly […]