Swiss Chalet Decorating

The picture of a Swiss chalet brings to mind a quaint little cottage tucked away in an alpine meadow. These cottages usually have outside gingerbread trim, floral motifs inside and outside and warm wood everywhere you look. And traditional chalets are unmistakably homey and welcoming. Whether you would like to decorate a Swiss chalet, or […]

8 Master Bedroom Details Which Make the Room

Today’s master bedrooms make the most of the power of detail. The ideal colors, accessories and treatments can turn bland bedrooms into unexpected delights. Whether it’s a simple picture ledge for your own family portraits, a freestanding screen to divide the room or a fireplace for those cold winter nights, these details can add personality […]

Toy With Dollhouses for Grown-up Decorating Charm

Confession: I really like dollhouses, and I’m a woman. This may be due to an unfulfilled childhood fantasy, or maybe because I’m an architectural history enthusiast, and lots of miniature houses are appealing and approachable examples of period architecture. However, what I love is their decorative appeal that is whimsical. I know I’m not alone, […]

Discover the Rug Type Everyone Wants

I recently tried to order a certain flat-weave rug for a client, but it was totally sold out everywhere I looked. Now this rug was no Herm├Ęs bag, but I can not say I was surprised. Flat-weave rugs have turned into a must-have item in home decoration. They dominated showrooms and display racks at the […]

New Classics: Tom Dixon Pendant Lights

India influenced Tom Dixon’s series of brass Beat Pendant Lights in more ways than one. Indian cooking pots and water boats motivated their striking forms, while master craftsmen spin the hand and forms defeat the brass in Moradabad, Northern India. In a world where so many items are mass produced, the creation of those lights […]

Design Calendar: Feb. 10-Mar. 2, 2012

Head across the pond and research an exhibition that pays tribute to the modern impact and vision of designer and entrepreneur Sir Terence Conran. Then head into the Seattle Home Show for a number of the most up-to-date in home products — and to find out what your antiques are worth, according to Dr. Lori […]

On Trend: Painterly Florals

If you are in need of a pre-spring pick-me-up, you should not have to look much farther than your closest interior design store. Floral prints are making their way back into all regions of the house, increasing the walls in background designs and landing underfoot in crewel-work rugs. But there is something which divides the […]