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The Best in Bathroom Design Winners from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show The Best in Bathroom Design Winners from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Glass in all its glory — hand-cut, hand-blown and LED-lit — was creatively used by the winning designers in the 2013 Design Comp­etition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The category winners …

Making Sense of Sofa Styles Making Sense of Sofa Styles

What lies beneath those upholstered cushions?  More than meets the eye!
By Lanie Hightower
Within every home is an essential furniture focal point — the sofa — that often “anchors” the living space. With endless choices on …

Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan? Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan?

By Elizabeth Anthony
IIn 2012, Americans covered lots of floors and walls with tile — 2.19 billion square feet to be precise. Inspiration and influence for tile floors and walls come from everywhere: fashion, upholstery, wallpaper, …

Kitchen Winners July 2013 Kitchen Winners July 2013

Outstanding Kitchens From The 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
Glass in all its glory—hand-cut, hand-blown and LED-lit — was creatively used by the winning designers in both the Best Kitchen and the Best Bath in …

Decorating Tips For Every Room Decorating Tips For Every Room

Instant changes from accessories to window treatments make a refreshing difference
Decorating spruce-ups do not have to involve a lot of time or expense when you follow these inventive tips from Sally Morse, Director of Creative …

Forget Your Hangups: Make a Statement With Standout Wallcoverings Forget Your Hangups: Make a Statement With Standout Wallcoverings

Embellished and dimensional papers lead the trends for 2013
By Angela Crissman
If you are looking for a way to transform your room with something other than a new paint color, consider a wallcovering option that adds …

High Point Market: Inspiring Design High Point Market: Inspiring Design

By Angela Crissman
This month, furniture manufacturers and dealers will converge at High Point Market for the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. Held two times a year in High Point, N.C., the market …

Furniture Trends for 2013 – What’s old is new again Furniture Trends for 2013 – What’s old is new again

By Angela Crissman
Gone are the days of creating a “cookie cutter” room with a suite of matching furniture. Instead, many designers are encouraging homeowners to create an eclectic offering that looks as though it has …

“Emerald” is 2013’s Color of the Year “Emerald” is 2013’s Color of the Year

Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced its Color of the Year for 2013: PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green.
The 2012 Color …

What’s Hot in the World of Interior Design for 2013? What’s Hot in the World of Interior Design for 2013?

National Designers Discuss Emerging Design Trends
By Angela Crissman
With rooms in our homes serving multiple functions, especially the family room, designing a space that can function as a place to gather, work and play ranks high …

Furniture & Accessory Trends Nov 2012 Furniture & Accessory Trends Nov 2012

A peek at what’s in store
Have you ever looked around your living room or boudoir and wanted to start over from scratch? What if you could decorate from top to bottom in the latest trends …

Get the Hard Facts About Laminate and Bamboo Flooring Get the Hard Facts About Laminate and Bamboo Flooring

Affordable options add style and function to any space
By Angela Crissman
This month, Lifestyles & Homes will take a look at two flooring possibilities that are gaining popularity among consumers as exceptional alternatives to traditional hardwoods. …

Choosing Wall Colors that Flow Choosing Wall Colors that Flow

Correctly identifying color undertones can make or break a room
By Sandra Meineke
“What I find most interesting about color is the very positive effect it has on mood. It can make you feel relaxed, nurtured or …

High Point Furniture Market: A Designer’s Haven High Point Furniture Market: A Designer’s Haven

Tips for consumers on trends and those all-important finishing touches
By Sandra Meineke
For years the biannual High Point Furniture Market in High Point, North Carolina, has been populated primarily by furniture manufacturers and dealers with a …

Houston Home Trends Houston Home Trends

How local builders are accommodating owners’ wishes
By Jennifer Miko
House hunters are busy searching the Houston area, but what are they really looking for? Builders know the competition is fierce, so they need to stay current …

Provocative ‘Tangerine Tango’ is Tops for 2012 Provocative ‘Tangerine Tango’ is Tops for 2012

By Sandra Meineke
The Color of the Year is not just for fashion; it adds pizzazz to home decor too
When Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2012, Tangerine Tango, the Associated Press raved, “The …

Stop Throwing Money Out The Window Stop Throwing Money Out The Window

Save on utility costs and increase the value of your home
By Angela C. Crissman
One of the smartest and most cost-effective ways to save on your monthly electric bill is to replace the windows on your …

Hot New Trends in Bath Upgrades Hot New Trends in Bath Upgrades

New-on-the-market fixtures and finishes can change the look of kitchens, too
 
Starting any home project can be stressful, especially when undertaking those projects in the most-used rooms of the house, like the kitchen and bathroom. From …

Kitchens to Build a Dream On Kitchens to Build a Dream On

2011 NKBA WINNERS PROVE DESIGN DREAMS ARE POSSIBLE
A200-year-old home with a prize-winning kitchen? Sounds like an oxymoron, right? But, thanks to the skills of a talented designer, it’s a reality. Chris Novak Berry’s rustic-to-refined design …

Don’t Be Afraid: If You Like It, Try It Use these designer tricks to transform your home Don’t Be Afraid: If You Like It, Try It Use these designer tricks to transform your home

Ever watch those TV design shows and wonder how to replicate the look in your own home? It’s easy to incorporate designer tricks into your space, no matter the style or existing decor. Focus on …