Bergdorf’s sets the bar for extravagant window dressing, mixing luxury goods, glamour, and sheer artistry into magic. I’m completely inspired by this year’s theme, Holidays on Ice, with its snowy landscapes and designer fashions. Though the latter may be tough to replicate, you can still get the look with a beautifully flocked Christmas tree!
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This space, designed by Beth Martell and Enda Donagher, proves that kitchens are all about what you make of them. Take not of these three lessons to broaden your design horizons and bring your kitchen to life.
It’s been several years since anything resembling purple (Blue Iris in 2008) has been named Pantone’s Color of the Year. However, designers are turning to the color more and more as a key element in contemporary spaces. Whether used as a neutral or the lone color in an otherwise neutral palette, deeply-hued purples are finding their stride in design.
Ok. It seems autumn is officially here. Despite intermittent warm-ups, most days are crisp and cool with each night feeling chillier than the one before. Leaves are changing, hot drinks are spiced, and thermostats are up. It’s true. Cold days are upon us. And with forecasts of winter-like weather on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to add a few extra layers to your bedding. There are many options—from wool to goose down—but few can top a luxurious, fur throw!
Introducing Kari Whitman as Our New Guest on Ask an Expert
If Kari Whitman looks familiar, it’s because you just may have seen her before. Having appeared in over 60 TV shows and films, she is no stranger to the camera. However, it’s a love of design that continues to fill most of her days. From city condos to grand estates, Kari Whitman combines her many lives and passions to create luxe but livable spaces.
Whether to simplify one’s lifestyle, reduce expenses, or call a hip neighborhood home, micro-apartments are becoming more and more popular. Here are a few small space tips from a tiny, but well-appointed home that makes the most of 350 square feet.
This month marked the Department of Energy’s biennial Solar Decathlon, a competition that challenges college teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered homes. Kicking off on October 3rd, the Decathlon took place in Irvine, CA, with 20 teams from the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The submissions never fail to amaze, combining innovative technologies and slick design to create the ultimate in efficient living. Here are a few quick tips inspired by USC’s entry, the fluxHome.
When it comes to the holidays, I’m often more excited (and dutiful) about putting up decorations than taking them down. After all, decorating is fun. Un-decorating? Well, not so much. This makes me a natural candidate for décor that works year-round. And what works better for Halloween and beyond than an occasional human skull? Appropriately spooky and currently on trend, accessorizing with skulls is a design ‘do’ for those who dare!
I simply adore canopy beds! I longed for one as a child, pressured my mother into buying me one as a teenager, and still own one as an adult. What is it about this voluminous structure that draws adoration from the young and old alike—not only in modern times, but over its several-hundred-year history? I decided to play design sleuth and learn all about the highly-coveted canopy bed.
Summer may be officially over, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye. If the warmer months are your favorite time of year, why not incorporate summery art and accessories into your home’s décor? One of my absolute favorite approaches is large scale, beach photography, especially the iconic work of Massimo Vitali.