An older home built in any well-defined style — from Victorian to Craftsman to Mid-Century Modern — offers the owner many opportunities to make the residence shine again. Using original stylistic elements can provide authenticity to the project. Here are a few tips for approaching the makeover — whether a room or a whole house — and keeping it focused.
Aerin Lauder’s first book, Beauty at Home, is filled with memories of her grandmother, Estée. It reveals her style approach in her Manhattan residence, Hamptons home and Madison Avenue office. Here are some excerpts showcasing her décor aesthetic that may help you add comfort and elegance in your own home.
Because of that pesky little thing called work, many of us don’t have the luxury of enjoying our homes during daylight hours. It’s usually after 6 p.m. when we can fully appreciate the fruits of our design labors. It makes sense to decorate a room to look its best at night.
Your makeover can be an exciting and wonderful adventure, especially if you are prepared for the realities of remodeling. Here are a few tips for making your project more enjoyable if you plan to live in your house during construction.
With the look of natural stone, minus the maintenance, quartz gives granite a run for its money as a countertop surface. Here’s why you should consider easy-care quartz:
There’s a lot more to selling a home than just finding an agent, sticking a sign in front of the house and inviting the world inside for a look. The goal for anyone selling their home is to get the most for their property, and that means “staging” your home for presentation. You can hire a stager; but if you are doing it yourself, consider the following ideas.
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