Design Tips

Jane Synnestvedt’s clients display a collection of African artifacts from their travels. Photo by George Dzahristos

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Homage to Heritage

Design elements from around the world have long influenced interior design and acted as a source of inspiration. Whether inspired through travel or to honor their own culture, these top designers share how they incorporate global elements into their clients’ homes.

Colorful accents and artwork provided the finishing touches in this black and white space by Phyllis Whitehead.

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Finishing Touch

No room design is complete without the finishing touch – the design elements that complete a room and tie everything together. Whether it be an area rug, artwork, colorful accents, or a unique fabric, these top designers share how they created fully finished spaces for their clients.

Carrie Long created a seamless flow from living room to outdoor room using a folding door. Photo by Steve Thompson

Monday, June 3, 2019

Outside Interests

After a long winter and chilly spring, it’s high time to let the sunny outdoors take center stage – even if it’s from an indoor vantage point.

Jane Synnestvedt used Sherwin-Williams Snowbound and Dhurrie Beige to provide depth. Photo by Beth Singer

Monday, April 29, 2019

Designers’ Go-to Colors

Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement or create a neutral background, updating a room’s paint color is a simple way to make an immediate impact. Several top designers share their tried-and-true favorite colors they rely on again and again in their design projects.

 These bookcase shelves house steel plates on hidden tracks, allowing the artwork to be rearranged. Photo by Beth Singer

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Design Tips: Open Shelving

Open shelves can instantly update any space. Seven top designers share their styling tips for creating well-edited shelves.

Laura Zender used fresh fabrics when incorporating café curtains in her clients’ bathrooms. Photos by Jeff Garland

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Window Treatments

With spring right around the corner, windows take center stage as our thoughts turn to balmy breezes and the sun-filled days ahead. Top designers share their tips for creating window treatments that frame the view and finish the room beautifully.

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