There is nothing that brings family and friends together like the dinner table, especially around the holidays. With all of the shopping, baking, caroling, sledding, and hot cocoa drinking you have to do, we know that designing your holiday table is just one more thing on your holiday to do list, which is why I am so excited to announce Caesarstone’s Design & Dine giveaway!
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A Recap of West Hollywood Design District’s DIEM Convention
Last Friday I had the opportunity to attend part of the DIEM design symposium in West Hollywood. DIEM focuses on the exchange of ideas within the realm of art and design and is filled with talks and panels on a variety of interesting topics. I attend design panels frequently throughout the year, which often cover the same topics and address the same questions. I always love hearing thoughts on these topics, but DIEM brought new ideas and new discussions to the table, which made for a very enlightening Friday morning.
Every interior design project has at least one thing in common: they all need a good space plan. Whether you are shopping for the whole room, or just a chair in the corner, you will have much more success if you start out with a plan.
If you’re anything like me, mixing things up your interior is a must. But where does one draw the line between perfectly mismatched and utter chaos? Walking this line when it comes to art in your home can be especially challenging. To lend a hand, here are my 4 easy ways to mix and match art while still maintaining a sense of cohesiveness and harmony.
Mix & match within the same color palate.
Textiles have always had a special place in my heart whether new or old, from near or far. I can’t help but notice the impact an ethnic textile has on the design and aesthetic of an interior. It’s as though, all of the sudden, the room is well traveled and more interesting. I’m slowly getting my bearings when it comes to knowing the country of origin for various textiles so I thought it’d be helpful for myself, and hopefully all our readers as well, if I put together a little visual crash course in ethnic textiles.
A lot of clients forego adding details or trim to furniture and accessories to keep decorating costs down and allocate those funds to other, seemingly important, items in their room. When you need 32 yards of a $150/yard trim just to add a little pizazz to your drapery, it definitely begs the question, is it worth it? But if I told you that you could get the same pizazz with a $2/yard trim and a glue gun, the answer to that same question would be a resounding, yes!
What you’ll need.
There’s no debate that the wheel is one of the most important inventions of all time. Wheels just seem to make everything they are attached to more functional and fun. Looking around the house, there are a few items that could be improved upon by adding wheels. Here are my top picks for household items that are just better when they are mobile.
Well folks, Labor Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to get in our last summer meals. Certain things just taste better in the summer, so whether it’s just you and your honey, the whole extended family, or a small group of friends, here are some of my favorite summer meals and the perfect settings to enjoy them.
Four poster beds make a statement like nothing else in a home. Due to their large size they become an overwhelming presence in a bedroom, but overwhelming in a good way – that is if you select the style that fits with your personality and overall aesthetic of your home.
Even though I grew up in a home with nothing but white blinds, I have come to really appreciate the style and functionality that comes from the multitudes of window treatments. Because of the vast variety of window coverings available, the decision of what to put where can be confusing and overwhelming: for that very reason I wanted to provide an easy guide to help readers determine what type of window treatment best suits each of you.