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14 Sep 2018
The dining room has evolved over the years. Many people are opting for an open concept kitchen and shifting what "dining" means to them. However, the dining room is by no means extinct.   The idea of a separate dining room to host family on holidays is still idealized and loved by many. Or perhaps you don't have the budget for a major renovation.   Either way, we're here to help you design a modern dining room. Whether you're starting from scratch or updating an older room, everything you need to bring a little contemporary flair into your dining experience can be found here.     What is a modern dining room?   Where a traditional dining room is defined by formality and rigidity, a modern dining room is ...
06 Sep 2018
A party is only ever as great as the company and the environment. Decorating a dining room to host parties is really about paying attention to the details. Is the lighting creating the desired atmosphere Do you have enough seating Are their design details that tie the room together We answer these questions for you here so you can design a dining room to host parties like a boss.       What's your party style   Before going all out and investing in bar carts and a dozen extra seats, take time to think about your party style. Asking yourself these questions will give you a good idea of where your design project will take you.   How often do you like to entertain Who will you ...
13 Aug 2018
  Adding color to your outdoor living space will not only add interest and depth but it will also make the space more inviting for friends and family members. Learn how to create a thoughtfully designed outdoor living space by adding color with these simple tips.   Choose a Color Theme   The easiest and most effective way to add color to your outdoor living area is to choose a color theme. Modern backyards will incorporate a select few colors into their outdoor living space as opposed to choosing a variety of random colors. Start with colors that bring you joy and work from there. Consider  choosing a color that meets your atmospheric goals for your outdoor living space. Red is a great color for ...
17 May 2018

Defining your home style is a bit like defining your style for fashion, you probably don't fit into just one box. For a lot of people, it will be obvious what draws you in, excites you, or soothes you. Perhaps you love clean lines and detest clutter. Or on the opposite end, you might prefer sinking deeply into a sofa and having a more rounded feel to your home decor.

Even if it is clear what you're drawn to, this guideline will be the perfect place to start understanding your home design style.

11 May 2018
  There's no better time than spring for a Trend Report. Our merchandising team has recently returned from the High Point Market  in North Carolina, bringing back design inspiration and new trends. The monochromatic look is on its way out and its place is color. Pinks, greens, and rich jewel tones were seen throughout the market. Textural elements were everywhere, whether in mixed variations of fabric application or faux fur. Another trend that cropped up this year in heaps and bounds Natural elements like sheepskins and potted plants. It's all about bringing earthy elements into the home. Home decor trends are an opportunity to breathe life into the home.      Rich, bold color   A monochromatic theme has its place in the home and can ...
03 May 2018
Designing a guest room is an interior design project as well as an act of care. It's a show of affection for whoever may come to stay. The special touches and design elements put into a guest room will make all the difference for your guests.   Although the furniture and layout may be simple, there are numerous ways to elevate a guest room. In fact, your own experiences as a guest in other people's homes will be a great place to start when thinking about design.     How to prepare:   Designing a guest room will start the same way as designing any room; with space planning and measuring the dimensions of the room. The dimensions will be necessary information when considering the furniture that ...
13 Apr 2018
  The design of your bedroom says a lot about who you are as a person; how you relax, what colors soothe you, whether you're a minimalist or a maximalist or somewhere in between. It's a private space in the home. But that doesn't mean the design shouldn't bring you joy whenever you walk in. Having a space that feels like your own and makes you comfortable is incredibly important. It should be a place to take refuge from the day. But relaxation isn't the only element that goes into designing a bedroom; there's also functionality to consider. In order to keep a bedroom functioning the way it should, there are some important things to consider.   The Basics   As with all design projects, ...
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