Bring High Tech into your Interior Design

by Valerie Demetros You work hard to make your home a reflection of your personal style choosing just the right furniture, paint and flooring. Speakers, displays and high-tech components need to blend in and not stand out like a college dorm filled with tangles of wires. Luckily, there are tons

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Art Takes on New Dimension with Statement Rugs

If you want to add more art and design sophistication to your home, consider some of the surfaces you may have overlooked— especially the one underfoot. Statement rugs with vibrant color, arresting textures and meaningful motifs will give your interior new depth and aesthetic interest. Define your Style Determine the

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Beauty of Imperfection: Embracing Wabi-Sabi

In a world that celebrates perfection and flawlessness, the concept of wabi-sabi design is a refreshing alternative. Rooted in Japanese aesthetics and philosophy, wabi-sabi is a design approach that embraces and values the inherent beauty of weathered surfaces, cracks and irregularities. Unlike minimalism, which seeks to streamline and eliminate clutter,

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Consider the Right Color to Brighten a Bedroom

Need to calm down a rambunctious child or workaholic partner? Want to inspire creativity and optimism in another family member? Consider the bedroom as the place to start. After all, this is where one greets the day and welcomes the night. Applying the psychology of color may guide you in

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Hidden Kitchens are Trending

Kitchen clutter: it’s difficult to avoid and even harder to tolerate. Especially when company knocks and your kitchen is a disaster. If the idea of a sleek, invisible kitchen gives you a warm happy feeling, it may be time for a bit of remodeling. It’s worth it — by removing

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Upscale Homes Cry Out for Cool Roofs

For all the work people put into planning and building their luxury home, the roof that crowns it also needs special consideration. It’s an important element both structurally and aesthetically, and there are several roofing materials to consider that have different strengths and drawbacks when it comes to durability, appearance

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