Bonus Room Design

Bonus rooms or bonus space offer homeowners lots of options for how to use the space while multiplies design ideas. Whether a kids playroom, a teen hangout room, a master suite, an office, or meditation space, a bonus room offers a lot of flexibility and invites truly innovate design choices and the opportunity to transform that bonus room into the room of your dreams. Our experts point out that there are lots of design options trending for bonus room space in 2021. Topping the list is a media or theater room. Perhaps inspired by the pandemic and everyone living and …

Designer Fabrics

With the pandemic changing everything including the way that we live in our homes, homeowners are transitioning into a more confident approach to decorating. This transition is encouraging designers to move away from safe, muted tones in favor of bolder trends that feature graphic prints and rich color palettes. Celebrating raw materials, organic textures, and crafts, decorator fabrics for 2021 are embracing color and nature by mixing texture and color, and beautiful, smaller scale florals. With fabric, our experts point out there are interesting trends emerging in all areas such as color, texture, pattern, scale of print, “Color and texture. …

CHINOISERIE WALLPAPER DONE RIGHT

In the realm of the wallpaper world, there are a plethora of options in style: geometric, modern, abstract, chintz, floral and many more. One of my favorite styles and designs in wallpaper is the ‘old-school’ chinoiserie. I understand that for some, this style might be too intimidating and unfamiliar. There is such a wide range in Chinoiserie wallpaper: in patterns and colorways, in period and scale, along with other elements to consider. I always recommend trying to understand your final goal and concept. Do you want to go bold? Monochromatic? Soothing and calm?  Specific period or thematic? Do you want it to …

Dinosaur Designs Large Rock Jug in Pink Guava

Dinosaur Designs has created the most sophisticated pouring vessel, a jug with a wide lip that tapers into a soft, naturally curved body. Fashioned from the highest quality marbled resin and handmade in Australia, this jug can hold up to two liters of liquid. Resin is designed for cold drinks only, so make sure to save this extra special piece for whenever you’re pouring cooling sodas, spritzes or even a simple jug of iced water. Dinosaur Designs Large Rock Jug in Pink Guava ($255.00) https://bedthreads.com/products/dinosaur-designs-large-rock-jug-in-pink-guava

Healing Home Design

How to infuse living spaces with color that feeds the soul (Family Features) From experiences to surroundings, the past year has brought a renewed focus on feeding the soul. In an era of overstimulation and information overload, many are finding a new appreciation for living life minimally but with maximum experiences. That mentality is increasingly evident in all aspects of life, especially with home design and decor. After all, spending more time at home means more time to discover what truly evokes happiness. At the same time, as the focus on physical and mental wellness heightens, design experts see those …

Add Natural Light to Any Room

(Family Features) Increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home can help make spaces feel larger and more inviting. An option like Sun Tunnel Skylights from Velux are a cost-effective, healthy way to transform nearly any room by funneling natural light from the roof through the attic to the area below. For more information and inspiration, visit whyskylights.com/livelighter. SOURCE: Velux

Color Trends to Help Improve Your Mood in 2021

(Family Features) Now that many homes also double as offices, entertainment centers and even classrooms, the colors, sights and sounds you surround yourself with on a daily basis can play a critical role in fostering a positive mental space. With the rise in external stressors correlating with an increased interest in mindfulness and self-care activities like yoga, meditation and aromatherapy, Valspar introduced its 2021 Colors of the Year with 12 livable shades that evoke calm, serenity and simplicity. Since a physical space can directly impact your mindset, this year’s colors have been selected to bring a sense of well-being to …

Work from Home, But Make it Fashion

Work from home in the most stylish way. Label 180, a new launch of office furniture, lets you customize your perfect desk and office chair, creating a truly bespoke home office. The spring of 2020 saw a new, unprecedented wave of people working from home in great numbers due to COVID-19. Living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, hallways and more were turned into makeshift offices. And, the scramble for stylish work-from-home furniture began, particularly as people began to realize that telecommuting in some form might be the way of the future, too. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 37% …

Best Decor Ideas for a Ranch-Style Home

Ranch homes have so many benefits. Whether you just moved into one or have been trying to figure out what to do with yours in terms of decor, you’re in luck. Ranch houses are unique in their quaintness, and that leaves so much room for creativity and exploration. Whether you want a homey, cozy epicenter for your life or you’d rather go full modernist, there are so many ways to make your ranch house the place to be and use every inch to your advantage. If you’re still not entirely sure — maybe you’re still looking for your perfect place …

Home Offices

For most homeowners, there’s BP and AP – Before Pandemic and After Pandemic. There’s no denying that Covid-19 has impacted the way we not only live in our homes, but how we are now working with design. The home office is probably seeing the biggest change in home design as a result of the pandemic. While working from home seemed like a dream job for most of us, since the pandemic it’s become a way of life. When the coronavirus struck earlier this year and sent office workers home, many of us discovered that their improvised home office setup became …