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2020 Kitchen Trends: The Changing Shape of Kitchen Layouts

Home design trends come in all shapes and sizes, from a quick coat of paint to full-scale changes in architecture. If you’re facing down a really major kitchen remodel, though, it’s probably the latter that’s on your mind. Even if you aren’t building or rebuilding a home from the foundation up, if you have the […]

2020 Kitchen Design Trends: Choosing Stylish Kitchen Cabinets That Will Last

The start of a new year always means a flood of all things new: new cars, new clothes, and in my line of work, a new round of speculation about how design trends will change from last year…and which ones will stick around. Because although you might not mind updating your wardrobe for the season […]

Have A Small Entryway? Add Seating To Your Entry Table!

I’m in the process of moving into my dream home, and the biggest struggle I’m facing is what to do with the front entryway. It opens immediately on a staircase and a narrow hallway – a common feature of both older and smaller homes – without much room at all for furniture. Now, in my […]

Color Trends 2020: Getting Down With Denim Accents

Pantone’s color of the year for 2020 is Classic Blue, but while this bright, almost-primary blue is certainly taking the design world by storm, one unexpected cousin has stepped up to the plate as well: denim blue. Even as the debate rages on whether skinny jeans are still “in” and whether jeggings count as jeans, […]

Choosing The Perfect Vanity Top (With A Little Help From James Martin)

Picking out a new bathroom vanity to be the crowning glory of your next remodel can be stressful all on its own. But even once you’ve found a look you love with all the storage you want, there’s still one choice left to make: the vanity top. Now, with some pre-made vanities, this isn’t a […]

Update Your Look: Modern Acrylic Furniture From Acrila

Two big features of modern design involve playing with flattened or simplified modern silhouettes and featuring unusual materials, like plastic. Acrila is one of my favorite examples of a design company that not only combines these ideas, but takes them to the next level. With everything from accent furniture to lighting, Acrila produces pieces that […]

Classic Blue Bathroom Vanities: A Trendy-Yet-Timeless Pick From Pantone

Pantone’s color of the year for 2020 is Classic Blue, and if that comes as a surprise, you probably haven’t been paying attention! This bold, not-quite-primary blue has been skyrocketing in popularity in the last year, especially for use on cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom. As homeowners have moved away from monochromatic white designs, […]

Introducing Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020: Classic Blue

Pantone’s color of the year for 2020 is a classic comeback story, literally: it’s Classic Blue! Classic Blue is an almost-but-not-quite primary blue that you might have noticed regaining popularity in late 2019, and the same blue that’s touted as having a calming effect on the mind. And that’s exactly the reason Pantone cites for […]

Where To Put A Desk In Your Living Room To Get A Home Office You Can Live With

Whether you have a full time desk job or live your life gig by gig, the nature of the work we do every day (and where and how we do it) is very different than it was even ten years ago. Nearly ubiquitous wi-fi means that many jobs that used to be cubicle-bound can now […]

Wood In The Bathroom?! Everything You Need To Know About This Taboo-Turned-Trend

With the obvious exception of bathroom vanities, putting any wood in a bathroom has long been a big no-no. After all, bathrooms are full of water, heat, steam, and fluctuating temperatures – all of which are the natural enemies of hardwood. Yet more and more homeowners and designers are bringing the warmth of natural wood […]