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Get The Look: A Simple, Stylish Midcentury Modern Bedroom

Midcentury modern design is making a comeback in a big way – and for more than one reason. Lots of the pieces you can now find replicas of in furniture stores? You can find the originals in a museum. When they were first designed almost a century ago, now-common pieces like the Eiffel chair were […]

Style Guide: Contemporary, Modern, and Mid-Century Bathroom Vanities

If you’re just starting to explore your sense of style, the lingo used by designers can be confusing or off-putting. People often use the words “modern” and “contemporary” interchangeably. That’s hard enough to navigate without the many modifiers you’re likely to find on the way. “Organic modern”? “Contemporary Scandinavian”? “Mid-century modern”? If you’re feeling off-balance, […]

How to Find Good Wall Art You’ll Actually Put Up At Home

Architecture is essentially art you live in. Whether you think about it day-to-day or not, everything has a design, a form, and a function. I’ve noticed a lot of people leave their walls blank even when owning tons of incredible art to put up. Why? They say they’re not interior designers or have a “trained […]

Undercabinet Lighting: The Best DIY Lighting Project For Your Kitchen

Installing a new tile backsplash is a popular go-to DIY project for updating and boosting the value of your kitchen. But for maximum impact, you shouldn’t call it quits once you’ve finished installing the tile. Adding equally DIY-friendly undercabinet lighting will put your new backsplash in the best possible light (literally), and give your kitchen […]

Better Than Builder-Grade: Choosing A More Stylish Flush Mount Light

There is a light fixture you can find in almost every home in modern day American construction: the flush mount lighting fixture. Flush mount lights sit directly against (or flush) with the ceiling, preventing dust, bugs, and other debris from accumulating inside. Most feature an opaque glass dome with a single screw in the center […]

Always Sunny: Sunburst Mirrors as Decor

Having needed to move all my clocks forward an hour for Daylight Savings (an archaic and painful task), I’ve been trying to think about the positives of losing an hour of sleep. For instance, more of the day now has the potential to be sunny! This got me thinking about sunlight as a whole, and […]

Introducing Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2022: Very Peri

My breakdown of Pantone’s color of the year pick for 2022 is coming to you a little late this year for one simple reason: I’m not a huge fan of Periwinkle. I lived in a house painted almost the exact same shade as Pantone’s Very Peri for years, and know all its pitfalls; it turns […]

Living Grandly with Grand Millennial Style

You may feel like your grandparents when trying to keep up with latest slang and trends. But while “grand millennial” is new terminology, it’s likely a style you’ve seen before. Patterned wallpapers, beaded lights, and the faint hint of potpourri; grand millennial is a mix between old and new. It’s your grandmother’s style, but with […]

The Do’s and Do Not’s of a White Couch

In the fantasy world of TV, having a white couch looks easy, sophisticated – a sure sign of good taste. But we all know reality is more dirty and lived-in than that, to the point where you may ask yourself, “Is a white couch ever worth considering?” The answer is… it depends. A white sofa […]

How to Have a Busy Kitchen Backsplash But Not a Busy-Looking Kitchen

How creative can you get before it becomes too much? A tile kitchen backsplash is both practical and adds a patterned element to the room, but can take over the space if there’s too much of it. The biggest trend remains a pure white subway tile for your kitchen -and there’s nothing wrong with that!- […]