How to Create a Joyful, Clutter-Free Kitchen

From quick weekday breakfasts to special-occasion dinners planned and prepared with care, the kitchen is nearly always a hub of household activity — which also means it’s a common place for clutter to accumulate. Here we look at ways of clearing the clutter and creating a beautiful, useful space in the kitchen. KITCHEN CREATIONS LTD…

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Tile Trends for 2024

What’s New in Tile for 2024

A HOUZZ Article by Julie Sheer, Contributor Color has been tiptoeing back to the tile scene for the last few years and now seems to be reaching a crescendo, with bold and saturated hues in a variety of shapes and sizes. [Tile Trends for 2024] These were highlighted in the new tile collections on display…

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Homeowners' priorities for their homes have changed since the pandemic. Pros share what people want from their homes now.

12 Design Features Pros Say Homeowners Are Asking for Now

It’s no secret the pandemic reshaped the role of our homes. Once somewhere to rest, recharge, and host the occasional backyard barbecue, home is now the epicenter of where many of us work, exercise, and more. Are these changes still having an effect on homeowners’ priorities for their homes today? We spoke to five design…

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basic rules of furniture arrangement

How to Get Your Furniture Arrangement Right

Like a blank page or canvas, an empty room can be either an opportunity or a challenge. With so many ways to fill it, how do you know where to start? I’ve taken some of the basic rules of furniture arrangement and distilled them into 10 simple tips. They’ll help you work with your interior designer…

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10 Paint Colors Ready to Take Over in 2024

Every year we track and profile the various Color of the Year selections made by major paint brands. Usually, there’s little consensus on what the hip hue for the new year will be. But every so often there’s a bit of agreement. And this is one of those times. Clearly, blue is about to have…

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dream kitchen

11 Must-Haves in a Designer’s Dream Kitchen

In interior design, it’s important to think big: After all, in some projects, you can’t get everything you want, but you should set the bar high to achieve a great result. But in your dream kitchen, you can have it all — and more. Here I’ve compiled my top 11 must-have design features for a dream kitchen.…

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a more peaceful home

10 TIPS FOR A MORE PEACEFUL HOME

Maintaining a Zen-like space is about much more than style. It’s about cultivating a more peaceful home where each object has a reason for being present, whether for its beauty, utility, or both. A More Peaceful Home 1. Clear Surfaces Daily Clutter is a visual distraction for a more peaceful home. Every time your eyes…

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Common Decorating Mistakes

COMMON DECORATING MISTAKES AND HOW TO FIX THEM

If you’re scratching your head over why the decor in your home leaves you feeling slightly underwhelmed, a remedy — or at least an improvement — may be just a few moves away. Whether it’s a bland room, a paint color you’re not quite sure about, or throw pillows that refuse to sit right, here…

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living room features

10 LIVING ROOM FEATURES PROS ALWAYS RECOMMEND

Kitchens and bathrooms get a lot of remodeling attention. But there’s been a surge of interest in living room updates in recent years. Many living room features are typically less expensive than the major changes often involved in kitchen and bathroom renovations. And the pandemic has changed the way many people want to live in their…

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Hiring an Interior Designer

HOW TO WORK WITH AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

When most people think about hiring an interior designer, they zero in on aesthetics: wall colors, window treatments, and pillow patterns. But that’s just scratching the surface of what a designer can add to a home. These pros go beyond cosmetic concerns to ensure that a space feels harmonious through and through, from its floor…

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