Design by Jane Synnestvedt. Photo by Beth Singer

Formal Done Fresh

Traditional furniture pieces that lean toward a more formal style are turning up everywhere in rooms decorated by the most sought-after designers. Done correctly, the pieces add a sense of history and timelessness without sending the space back to a bygone era.

Meg Corley Premium Interiors room

Let the Light Shine In

Window treatments are not only a great way to provide the finishing touch in a room, they also have many practical uses such as controlling sunlight and airflow. Read on to see how five top design pros created window treatments that are both functional and decorative.

Verellen craftsman making furniture

Pass it On

Many of us grew up in homes where a few key furniture items had been lovingly handed down, sometimes for several generations. These were the “treasures” that still looked great and functioned well in spite of their age,  and they always had a story attached to them.

Laura Zender Design living room. Photo by Werner Straube

The B Word – How to Set a Realistic Budget

Interior Designers Laura Zender of Laura Zender Design, Dan Davis and Paul Johnson of Dan Davis Design, and Arturo Sanchez and Barry Harrison of Art | Harrison Interiors share their expert advice on how to establish realistic budgets with their clients.

Design by Gail Urso. Photo by Jeff Garland

Trends to Watch for 2022

If there is one all-embracing design movement that has emerged, it is the idea that our living and working environments should be comfortable.

Kourtney Anne Studios living room. Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez

Light & Bright Decorating: Bright Ideas for the Shortest Day of the Year

Shorter winter days mean more time spent indoors. Six of the area’s top designers share their thoughts on how to create bright and inviting spaces to be enjoyed year-round.