Interiors

A Lovely Living Room by Beth Foley

In the Normandy Manor show house in Long Island, a livable and lovely living room by Beth Foley, an interior designer in West Hempstead, New York, brings cheer with its happy colors and beautiful abstract landscapes by a local artist. To find out more about Beth Foley, click here.

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A Beautiful Room by Designer Kate Singer in the Normandy Manor Show House

Among the most beautiful spaces at the Normandy Manor Show House in Centerport, Long Island, is a dining room by Kate Singer. The manor was designed in 1917 by New York City architects Warren & Wetmore, who were most noted for their design of Grand Central Terminal. It was built for the superintendent of the Vanderbilt estateRead more

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Katz Architecture Crafts a Modern Gem in Midtown Manhattan

Real estate agents see a lot of Manhattan apartments that have fantastic river or city views on the outside, but leave much to be desired on the inside. Such was the case with this apartment before David Katz of Katz Architecture refreshed it with a mix of modern and classical influences. Katz started by modifying theRead more

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Beautiful Boston Home by Designer John Stefanon

Any good real estate agent knows that one of the things that can most impact a buyer’s impression of a property is the scale and proportion of the rooms. The generous scale and balanced proportions in the rooms of this house, designed by Boston-based interior designer John Stefanon, go a long way to contributing to its appeal.Read more

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Transform Your Rooms with Window Treatments

Nothing softens a room and makes it more livable than curtains or shades on the windows. Practical plusses like privacy and light control aside, they bring in layers of color, warmth, and texture that make a room feel complete. Adding curtains and shades to the oversize windows in author Jean Nayar’s New York apartment made it muchRead more

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Smart Summer Decorating with Indoor-Outdoor Fabric

When it comes to smart summer decorating, nothing beats durable, easy-to-care-for indoor-outdoor fabric. These fresh new Sunbrella fabrics, designed by Joe Ruggiero, beautifully blend low maintenance with high style. Introduced at the most recent High Point market, one the most uplighting patterns in the collection is called Deville Parfait, whose zesty stripes on a taupe backgroundRead more

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7 Fundamentals of Good Design

When designing residential and commercial spaces, Chicago interior designer Mary Cook relies on what she refers to as “design fundamentals,” or seven characteristics that she says must be present in interior spaces in order for them to be successful. Here’s how she defines them:   1. Function: “Whether we are planning for specific small-scale functions like study, rest,Read more

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Beautiful New Rugs from Shaw and the Designers at HGTV

Looking for a way to sweeten your home for summer? Then consider adding a new rug from Shaw. The company recently entered into an exclusive partnership with designers from HGTV to create a gorgeous assortment of rugs in transitional, contemporary, and traditional patterns (they’ve produced some beautiful new wood floors, too). The rugs are dividedRead more

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5 Easy Spring Spruce-ups for National Home Improvement Month

Did you know that May is National Home Improvement Month? Consider these five easy ways to give your space a seasonal update without taking on a major overhaul.                         Slipcovers: If you’re tired of your living room and want to give it a summer feel,Read more

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Win a Karastan Rug!

Spring has sprung! And that means now’s the perfect time to liven up your living spaces with a little fresh style. Leading rug manufacturer Karastan is offering a Spring Awakening contest, which will give one contestant’s home a fresh lift with a new Karastan rug. To enter the contest, submit two photos of any room in yourRead more

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