Aging in Place Design: Enjoy Staying at Home

More and more, seniors are choosing to age in place in their current homes instead of moving to Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) or other types of senior living centers, and there are a number of products and features that allow people of any age to enjoy their homes in comfort. No matter your age, living in a safe environment that’s accessible to everyone is even

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4 Gorgeous Window Boxes

Window boxes can immediately boost a home’s curb appeal and give you something scenic to gaze at while you’re enjoying your decorated outdoor space. In time for the holiday weekend, I wanted to share some gorgeous window box inspiration. Look to this eye candy… An array of colorful blooms brighten this house exterior. Varying plant heights add visual interest. Black window boxes complement the black shutters

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Design Trend: Menswear-Inspired Furnishings

In addition to modern art-inspired furnishings, menswear patterns were another trend named in the High Point Market Spring/Summer 2012 Market Style Report. As the report describes: “Menswear looks haven’t lost their luster in home fashions, with patterns from plaid to paisley.” I’m glad to see this trend is enduring since I wrote about menswear looks in home design as part of my March fashion series! Check

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New Orleans’ Magazine Street: My Favorite Shops

I recently moved from Atlanta to New Orleans and am balancing interior design projects in both places. In NOLA, I’ve been enjoying walks beneath the lazy Oak limbs in Audubon Park as well as shopping at the fabulous boutiques on Magazine Street. Here are the New Orleans shops I recommend, whether you’re a Big Easy native or just visiting: Objets Trouves This is a wonderful place

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Design Trend: Modern Art-Inspired Furnishings

The High Point Market is a biannual trade show for the furnishings industry, attracting thousands of attendees and exhibitors each spring and fall. With a wide array of home products being introduced at the events, it’s no surprise that a number of commonalities are seen, and thus, trends emerge. The Market Style Report for Spring/Summer 2012 came out earlier this week, and I was drawn to

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Colorful Ranges for Kitchen Design

One of the design trends noted from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show earlier this year was bright color—and not always where you’d think. The magazine shared this aqua Aga range, which offers a great pop of surprising color to a white kitchen. I’ve been thinking about the idea of colorful ranges for the heart of the home since Veranda did an article on them a

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Colorful Light Fixtures Spice Up Your Space

People don’t always think about this option, but one great way to add color to a space is with chandeliers and lamps. I’ve come across some beautiful, colorful light fixtures lately that caught my eye. These two Gaspare Asaro chandeliers on 1stdibs, for example, are both sculptural and stunning. Either would easily make a great design focal point. Marjorie Skouras Design’s colorful chandeliers, like this Anabelle

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