7 Ways to Find a Cool Industrial Edge Anywhere

A home’s foundation — exposed beams, brick, metal and other construction components — may also function as the foundation for industrial style. This look evolved from the massive factories of the 19th century, which were finally abandoned and remodeled to havens for architects, artists and other creative professionals, who enjoy the interesting architecture, open space…

Decorating Ideas for a Loft Bedroom

A loft bedroom in a house or condo offers openness to the living space below, but lacks the solitude of a conventional bedroom with four walls and a doorway. The loft space has to address the problem of privacy from the living spaces, be a sleeping area and still harmonize with the rest of the…

Give the Vintage Globe Trend a New Spin

I have been looking at trends (such as classic typewriters and suitcases) that were sweeping design blogs once I began at many years before, calculating their tipping points and how designers’re freshening them up after their ubiquity. Globe collections also have hit their peak, but are they over? The fad: Collectors really like to group…

5 Edgy Trends in Today's Tile

Cutting-edge design can cover a variety of appearances, from the glamour of polished alabaster into the grittiness of a graffiti-covered urban road. Whether inspired by the mainstreaming of subculture via films such as Exit Through the Gift Shop, the prevalence of converted lofts, the prevalence of Tony Duquette inducing cravings for malachite, or the ’70s-luxe…

13 Quick-Change Boosts to Get a Spring Patio

In spring it’s time to get out and enjoy your terrace. So make the most of your space without a massive investment of money or time by planting, scrubbing and accessorizing your way to a renewed outdoor room. From the complimentary (rearranging furniture) to the smart (increase room with a mirror) and easy (roll out…

Cold-Weather Sports Gear Heats Up Interiors

We’re still in shorts and T-shirts in Alabama so far this fall, so it appears pretty incredible that the U.S. ski and snowboard season will kick off in only a couple of weeks. But folks in Colorado, Utah, Vermont and other mountain-high locales are already waxing tightening and boards boot screws since they count down…