With chalkboard paint, it has become possible to make almost any surface a blank canvas for creativity. The back of a door? The wall behind your bed? Chalk this story up to 'the possibilities are endless.' Read on.
When it comes to designing and decorating your home, a blank slate can be daunting — whether you’re a first-time homeowner or simply starting from scratch after a big move. A good first step is determining an overall theme or style you want to follow — here's an overview of seven popular styles to get you started.
Rugs: an underrated yet crucial element of interior design. While furniture, art and decor may get more buzz, rugs are just as important when it comes to achieving design goals — so much so that they can make or break the entire look of a room.
When choosing a rug, there are many things to consider before buying: In which room will you place the rug? What are the measurements of said room, and how much of the room should the rug cover? What furniture will be in the room, and how [...]
Much like the curb appeal of the whole house, a welcoming entryway can make all the difference when it comes to first impressions. Those few steps from front door to foyer give visitors an initial glimpse into your home — and have the power to sway potential buyers in your favor. One way to elevate the entrance? Follow the principles of feng shui, “the Chinese art or practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang,” says dictionary.com, “as [...]
Hardwood floors are hugely popular with homebuyers. No secret. But are the days of cherry woods and dark stains over? This just in: Most homebuyers are seeking lighter and brighter hardwood floors in their new homes. Here, discover everything you need to know about the wood floor finishes that are bringing grade-A style, with extra insights from the agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, who always know what’s hot — and what’s not — when it comes to all things [...]
From cabinetry to butcher-block countertops, natural wood elements are making a comeback and its easy to see why. Whether you want to add an entire wood accent wall or some stylish wooden chairs in the living room, incorporating wood into a home can add an easy sense of warmth, nature and elegance. Here are five reasons why homeowners and [...]
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