For a house to truly become a home, it must have a soul that mirrors the authenticity and individuality of the homeowner. “It’s common for people to choose their interior design based on current trends or affordability; but in order to truly create a fulfilling home, it’s essential to make sure your space embodies your own original self,” says Karen Powell, founder and CEO of Décor&You. Here are Karen’s tips to help create a home that reflects your personality.
With summer now upon us, it’s time to get your patio in beautiful array. When giving your outdoor space a facelift, you can choose teak, all-weather wicker or powder-coated aluminum outdoor furniture. Here is some information on all three types to help you decide.
Home theaters were all the rage 10 years ago. These rooms were designed for passively watching television and movies and were acoustically separated from the rest of the house. While some homeowners still want home theaters, most now opt for a media room that doubles as a game room. Getting the most from these spaces requires careful planning.
Trimming a house with colorful but low-maintenance finishes and accessories is a growing trend for busy homeowners looking for easy-care exteriors. Experts advise starting at the top of your home with gable vents and louvers and then making your way down with decorative millwork, window and door trim, followed by a balustrade system and porch columns.
Over the years, Europe has set the standard for design inspiration worldwide. Their modern and cutting-edge approach has consumers seeking ways to achieve the same simplified and practical aesthetic. The recent EuroCucina design trade show in Milan, Italy, showcased treatments you might want to consider in a kitchen remodel.
Leslie Cohen of Leslie Cohen Design offers a trio of design no-nos, with suggestions for safe, functional and attractive alternatives.