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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 Furniture & Accessory Trends

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. …

The Best in Bath Design Aug 2012 The Best in Bath Design Aug 2012

Bathroom winners from the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
By Sandra Meineke
Open plan bathrooms? Concrete inside the house? While our mothers would have shaken their heads at these ideas, today’s generation considers them chicer than …

Kitchen Design Winners Kitchen Design Winners

Outstanding kitchens from the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
Shimmering surfaces, shining fixtures, high-sheen finishes and perfectly placed lighting accents are just a few of the trends in modern kitchens that surfaced from the nearly …

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 …

What’s trending in the world of interior design? What’s trending in the world of interior design?

Design tips and trends will take the fear out of updating your space

Houston Home Trends Houston Home Trends

Family and friends can gather around this extended granite island. New decorating trends include the pendant lights and the glass front cabinets, which are standard features in this series of homes.
 
How local builders are accommodating …

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 …

Furniture and Accessory Trends Furniture and Accessory Trends

By Sandra Meineke
There are no trends in furniture and home décor anymore. Or, everything is a trend, depending on what list, blog or design book you read. Basically, anything goes.
Design leaders at High Point Market …

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 …

Five Ways to Create a Happier Home Five Ways to Create a Happier Home

Welcome guests, family and friends with these easy tips
From the legendary June Cleaver of Leave it to Beaver and Bree Hodge of Desperate Housewives to stay-at-home dad Cameron from Modern Family, they all seem to know …

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 …