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Outdoor Kitchen Lighting for the Summer

Outdoor dining is one of the ultimate summer experiences, filled with delicious grilled foods, fresh garden veggies and friends. Lighting is an important element in your outdoor living design. In addition to allowing you to see what you’re doing and eating after sunset, your outdoor lighting design can provide the ideal ambiance for late-night conversations […]

Filling Out Empty Corners

Have you ever thought what do I do with this corner in my home?  A corner can cause a hiccup for home designers and in a small space, corners can seem even more daunting because there isn’t enough room to place a piece of furniture with a standing plant or lamp behind it. This Houzz.com article […]

Add Greenery to Your Decor

In an era where “green design” is all the rage, why not decorate with one of the most green materials on the planet – live plants? Decorating with plants is a refreshing way to bring living energy into your space. Here are ideas, courtesy of Houzz.com and decoist.com: Hanging plants. Porches aren’t the only spaces […]

Chic Outdoor Rugs for a Stylish Outdoor Room

Remember when patios were an afterthought, comprised of a few chairs, a table, and a lounger? Staycation trends and a revived interest in natural living have placed a renewed emphasis on designing outdoor spaces that are extensions of comfortable and attractive interior living spaces. One way to add an extra element of style and comfort […]

Reviving Your Porch or Patio with Color

We’re known for our colorful culture, music and art here in New Orleans, so why not bring some of that pizazz onto your porches and patios this summer? Bright colors will revive your outdoor space in time for summer cocktails and social gatherings. To revive your porch or pation with color, try… Waking up with […]

Perk up Your Spaces with Chevron

The perky zigzags of Chevron patterns are making an interior design comeback. Chevrons have been used in indigenous art and textiles for thousands of years. You can perk up your living space using modern twists on this ancient artistic pattern with these ideas. Artistic backgrounds. Use a boldly colored chevron pattern as a background for […]

Cheer Up Your Home with Polka Dots!

Polka dots never go out of style. They enjoy eras of widespread popularity, such as the 1950s, and eras where they’re less prevalent, but they never fade away entirely. These days I’ve noticed polka dots incorporated into all areas of home design. Walls. You can add colorful or muted dots to wall surfaces. Orderly rows […]

Bring in Beauty and Color with Quartz

Besides its durability and eco-friendly properties, Quartz accents are incredibly versatile and offer a wide range of colors that can be incorporated into you home. Here are some examples of how Quartz can bring beauty and color into your home’s interior design: Agate Bookends. Did you know agate is made from Chalcedony, which is in […]

Fashion Mavens Use Color at Home

Often, a fashion designer’s personal style is seen not only in their fashion but also in the decor of their home. Here are some great rooms that reflect the design sensibilities of their owners. Kate Spade. The designer’s graphic and colorful look is echoed in her interior, Habitually Chic says. Kate’s interior also shows how well she […]