This year, artdefete.com’s Editor-in-Chief Svitlana Flom took a departure from the traditional pastel Easter table setting. “I set the ambiance with jewel-toned color combinations and effortless sophistication,” she says. Deep fuchsia, dusty pink and golden-colored eggs stream down the center of the table, while blooming plum branches finish the décor. Here is how she did it.
Michelle Sanchez, in-house designer at Renovation Realty, says if you want to refresh your home this spring, consider taking on a DIY home project. Here she offers a trio of simple ideas.
One technique employed by designers to maximize floor space is adding custom built-ins. And built-ins are great solutions for turning unused spaces into usable storage areas. Here are some possibilities.
One of my favorite parts of the design process is choosing spectacular furniture. I love the rich history of furniture design, from its beginnings in ancient Egypt to Mid-Century Modern and on through to the clean transitional lines of today. Every piece of furniture contributes to the composition of a room. Here are pointers to help you find the perfect pieces.
A modern interior doesn’t have to feel cold and unwelcoming. I rely on a sense of proportion and balance to maintain a calm, relaxed and inviting warmth in my modern designs. Here are some ideas to help achieve that balance.
A combination of lighting — task, accent, decorative and ambient — will provide your home with design beauty as well as a visual aid when accomplishing tasks. Be aware that not every room in your home will need all four layers. If there is nothing of interest to highlight in a room, accent lighting may not be needed. Also, several layers may be accomplished by one light, such as a chandelier that provides ambient light or a pendant that also is a source of task lighting.