The weekend before Thanksgiving, designer Eneia White took to Instagram to unveil a video of her swathing her Queens apartment in over-the-top Christmas decor. “Since I’m not going home for Thanksgiving, I used the final leg of my vacation last week to create a holiday explosion in my apartment,” she explained in the caption. While she may physically be solo this season, White is hardly alone in her newfound attitude
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The holidays are just around the corner—you’ll be decking the halls with Christmas decorations before you know it. While wreaths, stockings, and your classic well-appointed pine tree are de rigueur this time of year, your decorations can always use a refresh. (After all, nothing will cramp your style like mini Santas or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer everywhere.) Admittedly, Christmas decorations can feel a little constricting, as
If you’re just starting to think about Christmas décor themes … surprise, you’re behind the trend. Pinterest said that while people on their site usually step up their holiday planning in September, this year saw a big increase starting in April, during the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders.
But no need to worry.
“The closest we can get to ‘normal’ are these holidays,” said Tom Mirabile, the principal and founder of home
Do you know the basic rules of interior design? There are some fundamental elements, such as proportions and deciding the best size furniture for your room size, which are key to know before you start decorating your home.
We’re used to seeing tons of ‘before and after’ shots of home renovations, whether in magazines or on Pinterest or Instagram, and although it might look easy, a lot of thought and
Dust off your decorative gourds, because the countdown to Halloween is on! (Some might say it’s always on…) There are pumpkins to be carved, candy to be purchased, costumes to be planned, Halloween parties to attend (virtual or otherwise) and tons of fun Halloween festivals to add to your calendar.
There’s no shortage of ways to get into the holiday spirit. For die-hard fans of the spooky day, there are
Last updated Friday, October 9, 2020
What is interior design?
Interior design is defined as, “the art or process of designing the interior decoration of a room or building.” While a “process” may include a set of rules or stringent guidelines, the concept of “art” is much more fluid and subjective. Consequently, perceptions of design style can be confusing without a common frame of reference. If a client cannot clearly
2020 has been a year of collective realization about the importance of our living spaces and interior design. Not only are we all spending more time at home, but most of us are renovating, redesigning, and refreshing our spaces to fit the new normal. Because the pandemic has limited our choices in many ways, the appeal of
Open-concept living spaces—like in this condo in the Blum building—offer different decorating challenges than formal living rooms did long ago. (Photo courtesy of Everhart Studio)
The living room has historically been an over-decorated room used mainly to receive and impress visitors. This room was a status symbol for outside guests, which is why the decor was typically dressed up or done to the nines.
But the American living room has
Note: The author is a Lakota journalist drawing from personal experience and knowledge. As such, most examples in this piece will center around Native American experiences and sources.
Over the past few years, as I’ve become an adult with my own home to decorate, I’ve come to notice the immense amount of “Native American” decor on home design sites and blogs. Whether that’s the result of an uptick in popularity
Our online interior design process is designed to help you maximize your decorating budget. With one flat fee you won’t get any surprise costs and our transparent pricing on your final project allows you to see exactly how much each item costs before you make the final decision on what to buy.
Traditional interior design is usually based on hourly rates and can get costly. Decorist is a
In recent years, brown anything in a living space was considered by some arbiters of decor as drab and outdated.…
In recent years, brown anything in a living space was considered by some arbiters of decor as drab and outdated. But this fall the hue is back in favor, in part because of the unsettled, anxious state of the world.
“Brown traditionally makes people feel comfortable and safe, and those
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Not sure how to work a minimalist lifestyle into your home design? With a little creativity—and regular home decluttering—you can have the ultimate minimalist home that’s both inviting and practical! Check out these design ideas and tips for creating a cozy minimalist space.
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Before you begin your minimalist design, it’s important to think about how you want your rooms to function. Do you have
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As the seasons change outside, the design of your home should subtly reflect that inside. Transitioning your space for the fall season can be quite challenging. While it can be tempting and fun to consider kitschy autumn decor, more thoughtful decorating choices will take your space to the next level. From unique accessories to sophisticated wallpaper, fall decorating is all about adding warmth and expressing
What did your room look like when you were a kid? We’re guessing not exactly like these colorful, creative, and undeniably cool spaces. The bedrooms of these uber stylish children are lessons in judicious editing, inspired ideas, and damn good taste. Looking for something more specific? Check-out our great ideas for decorating boys rooms, girls rooms, and baby nurseries.
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