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Trendy Mid Century Modern Accent Chairs To Dress Up Your Living Room (Part 2)

Yesterday I talked a bit about using big, bold, mid century modern chairs to act as a single daring statement piece in a living room – large chairs that are ideal for replacing a hefty arm chair or recliner. But today I want to take a look at more petite chairs – ones you might […]

Cute, Colorful Retro Dining Chairs For A Casual, Eclectic Dining Space

Often home design is talked about in broad strokes: modern, transitional, traditional, or other relatively narrow, unified categories like Louis XV or shabby chic. But lately a more eclectic approach to decorating has become more popular. That is, choosing elements from lots of different styles to build the look you want, rather than choosing specific […]

Dining Room Cabinets And Buffets – Smart Storage For Any Size Dining Area

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When you’re choosing or designing a new kitchen, storage is probably at the forefront of your mind: you want to make sure you have enough space for all your cookware and appliances, as well as for all of your pantry items and daily-use items like pots and pans, silverware, and utensils. But it can be […]

The Rise And Fall Of Kitchen Islands: Old And New Seating Options For Your Kitchen

Kitchen islands have been one of the hottest features in kitchen design for years now. As floor plans become more open and homeowners consistently favor a barrier-free layout, kitchen islands have seemingly become the ideal piece of furniture. They provide storage, seating, and prep space, and allow guests to interact with the people cooking. But […]

Reclaimed Wood Dining Tables – A Timeless Statement Piece

In recent years, reclaimed wood has gone from only being used in very specialized, niche markets to being one of the trendiest materials in contemporary design. Reclaimed wood furniture has beautiful built-in character, not just for the grain and stain of the wood, but for the natural variation, the dings, wear, and tear that make […]

Contemporary Classic Dining Sets: Updated Antiques For A Modern Home

If there’s one big trend in home design today, it seems to be a push back against modern design. This is somewhat surprising, because modern design has been gaining steadily in popularity for years. According to some, it’s even overtaken traditional design in the bathroom and the kitchen. But increasingly, homeowners are looking for a […]

Creative Ways To Add Color To Your Kitchen And Dining Area

As kitchens move to the forefront of home design, homeowners are starting to have a little fun with the space – specifically spicing up the color palette. While French country and farmhouse style white kitchens are still quite popular, it’s becoming more common for these simple designs to be enhanced with bright, colorful decor. Some […]

Urban Chic – Modern Takes On Classic Furniture Forms

I’m in the unique position of having a compact, urban lifestyle but taste that tends more toward the antique. Now, in Europe and in some older parts of east coast cities, mixing the two is far from unheard of. In fact, historical apartment buildings in Paris are defined as much by their interior decor as […]

Glass Tables – A New Look For Your Dining Room

If you’re in the market for a new dining table, chances are you’re looking at one that’s made of wood. Wood is the most traditional material for tables, and so ubiquitous that you might not even think to look for any other type of table. But glass tables are a unique, beautiful modern alternative that […]

Unique, Colorful Modern Outdoor Furniture From PolArt

By and large, outdoor furniture isn’t terribly interesting. Sure, it can be attractive. But I’d venture to say it’s not often that you find an outdoor patio set that’s really unusual or unique. If you do a lot of outdoor entertaining and want an outdoor furniture set that will really wow, you need to think […]