The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Home Renovation
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by Kevin O'Gara
1M ago
Embarking on a home renovation project is an exciting endeavor that promises to breathe new life into your living space. Whether you're planning a small-scale makeover or a full-blown transformation, the journey can be both rewarding and challenging. With the right approach, however, you can navigate the process smoothly and achieve the home of your dreams. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the essential steps to ensure a successful home renovation from start to finish. From setting realistic goals to managing your budget and hiring the right professionals, we'll cover every ..read more
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These Simple Tricks Will Make You Want to Stay in Bed All Day
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by Kevin O'Gara
1M ago
The allure of a cozy, inviting bed cannot be overstated. There's something inherently comforting about a space that beckons you to leave the stressors of the outside world behind and surrender to relaxation. Whether it's the softness of high-thread-count sheets, the warmth of a weighted blanket, or the scent of lavender wafting through the air, creating an oasis in your bedroom is simpler than you might think. This guide will introduce you to simple tricks that make your bed more inviting and might convince you to stay nestled in its comfort all day. Invest in Your Comfort Selecting the perfe ..read more
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Breathing Easier: How to Remove Mold from Your Home
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by Kevin O'Gara
2M ago
Mold in your home is not just an unsightly problem; it's a health hazard that can affect the air quality and well-being of your living space. When left unchecked, mold can cause significant damage to your property and contribute to various health issues, ranging from allergies and respiratory problems to more severe conditions. Fortunately, removing mold and preventing its return is within your grasp. In this guide, we'll take you through a comprehensive approach to eliminating mold in your home, ensuring you and your loved ones can breathe easier and live in a healthier environment.  En ..read more
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Westover Place Project: A Classic Foundation for the Living Room
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by Shopify API
6M ago
To set a classic foundation for the Westover Place Project living room, I turned to British brand Oka. I've always admired their spunky-traditional style, and was excited to source a few of their most iconic designs for the first time: the best-selling Tarma armchair and the luxe Avitus linen sofa. I also included the bronze Opplyst nesting coffee tables in this design, sitting them on my Dede floral hand-knotted area rug. I love how the rug's pattern reflects the floral embroidered print on the armchair, which makes a cozy reading ..read more
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The Notebook: Luis Barragán's Mexican Minimalism
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by Shopify API
6M ago
In the world of architecture, the name Luis Barragán stands as a testament to the power of blending diverse influences to create something entirely unique. Born in 1902 in Guadalajara, Mexico, Barragán's architectural journey reflects a harmonious marriage of inspiration drawn from modernist masters like Le Corbusier and the profound influence of his childhood on a traditional Mexican ranch. This fusion of seemingly disparate elements gave rise to Barragán's distinctive style, characterized by its vibrant colors, minimalist aesthetic, and a sense of spiritual tranqui ..read more
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2024 Design Forecast: Artisan Glass & Stitched Leather
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by Shopify API
7M ago
Handblown amber glass pendants in the stunning converted-factory that houses Cisco Home High Point Market is always a great place to spot the details that you'll see from designers and retailers the following year (it's like a looking glass for home design). For the final part of my 2024 trend forecast, I wanted to focus on the materiality I saw from the showrooms in the Design Influencers Tour – beyond the metals I shared making a big comeback in my last post. I saw a big emphasis on craftsmanship with handcrafted elements adding special detailing to furniture des ..read more
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2024 Trend Report: Why Silver & Chrome Are Back
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7M ago
A sleek chrome etagere bookshelf by Bernhardt There's a surprising reason why silver is coming back into the limelight after being outshined by brass for the past five (or more) years. Color palettes in the past two years have swiftly shifted from the stark, cool grays of the 2010's to much warmer, yellow-toned colors. You can even see this shift in the color editing on photography in shelter magazines, which have become much warmer (also, darker and moodier) in color temperature. While brass can still be found in many of these spaces, nickel and chrome metals are starting t ..read more
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2024 Design Trend Report: Art Deco Influence
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by Shopify API
7M ago
I recently had the pleasure of spending two days at High Point Market, the largest furniture market in the world! As I recently shared with Business of Home, visiting trade shows is one of the best ways to have a finger on the pulse of the design world and get a preview of the top home decor trends you'll see from designers and retailers 6-12 months down the line. There were three major themes I noticed that I'll be sharing in this series of blog posts, so stay tuned for my 2024 design trend predictions direct from the top design brands on the Design Influencer Tour. Home ..read more
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My Restful Retreat Bedroom Design for Small/Cool NYC 2023
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7M ago
It was such an honor to be included in the group of talented designers that Apartment Therapy brought together for their annual Small/Cool NYC event in Brooklyn. I had the opportunity to design a "Restful Retreat" with Serta, and put some of my very favorite small space decorating tricks to use in this small but mighty bedroom. My room was inspired by the color of the sky at dusk and the feeling of watching clouds pass overhead. Discover all of my home decor tips and all of the design details for this space below, and if you're local to New York you can view the space Thursday ..read more
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Meet the New Cloud Rug + More Cloud-Inspired Decor
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by Shopify API
7M ago
I'm so excited to announce the release of a brand new rug design, the Cumulus Cloud Rug. This new design is made with a new handmade construction, Tibetan hand-knotted weave, which makes this rug super soft and dense with a lower pile than my tufted maze collection. This serene cloud pattern features a subtle variation in color with layers of fluffy clouds, and is available in four classic colorways: blue, green, tan, and gray. Find more cloud-inspired home decor ideas below. I like to say that this new wool rug design is like bringing a slice of blue sky into your home ..read more
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