10 Easy Essentials for Outdoor Fall Decorating

Mix Up Gourds Line your stoop or walkway with an assortment of pumpkins and gourds in a variety of sizes. Try layering and interlacing them with ivy and other greens to get a natural pumpkin-patch look. Display Colorful Mums Mums come in a variety of colors and sizes. Choose one or two colors for a…

Open Concept Kitchen With Navy Cabinets Made to Wow

Streamlined Space To highlight the historic windows in the long and rectangular space, an L-shaped perimeter design with no upper cabinets was used on the kitchen’s sink side. “I wanted to keep the whole kitchen really streamlined and simple,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn. Classic Buffalo Check The historic windows are covered with a classic…

9 Ways to Refresh Your Summer Container Gardens for Fall

There’s no need to completely rework your summer containers to give them fall flair. Instead, check out these nine ideas for updating existing container gardens (or, if you’re inspired, potting up new ones), including one plant to add for instant drama, and a zero-effort, lazy-gardener’s trick for covering a bare spot. Glenna Partridge Garden Design…

This Week: White Cabinets with Brass

Having a “buddy system” when it comes to kitchen design can have amazingly beautiful results. The following three kitchens show how white cabinetry and brass finishes can get along swimmingly. Standard Kitchen & Bath 1. Warm and Bright Designers:Adam and Amber Ford (also the homeowners), through Standard Kitchen and Bath Location: Knoxville, Tennessee Size: 90 square feet (8.3…

20 Dream Home Ideas

If budget weren’t a concern, what would you include in your dream home? We’ve gathered ideas from this week’s articles to provide a little inspiration for your fantasies. Westbrook Interiors 1. A grand kitchen. No dream home is complete without a dream kitchen, and this Atlanta space sure fits the bill. Soaring ceilings, plenty of gorgeous…

It’s Pinteresting: Most Popular Outdoor Rooms

Browsing the most popular deck, balcony and porch photos from the last quarter had me asking one question: Is there anything that we do inside that we don’t do outside these days? With the advances in weather-resistant fabrics, the versatile lighting options available and the wide variety of outdoor furnishings on the market, indoor-outdoor living…

25 Biggest Decorating Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

25: Toilet Rugs Toilet rugs are cut to fit around the toilet and sometimes have the carpet-like matching seat cover. Solution: Small Rectangular Rug Opt for a rectangular rug placed away from the base of the toilet like this one 24: Too Many Photos You’re either a photo person or you’re not. Photo people feel…

10 Design Ideas For The Week

David Heide Design Studio 1. Chimney-shaped backsplash. There’s no rule that says your backsplash has to conform to straight lines. Here, Coast Green granite forms a unique chimney-shaped backsplash that, teamed with V-groove wall paneling, a beadboard-paneled ceiling and black iron hardware, creates a charming classic cottage look. See more of this home Alexandra Crafton…

Space Saving 101: How to Work Your Tiny Kitchen Space

When you live in a home that has a small kitchen, you know the ultimate struggle is finding how to keep your belongings in order. Realistically, cabinets are not enough. So take a look around your small kitchen — this time with fresh eyes. Chances are you have some unused walls or flat vertical surfaces,…