A Litte Cover-Up: How to Use Rugs to Smarten Up Any Room

A few years ago I brought some friends over to the house I grew up in. “Oh, wow!” one of them said as soon as we walked in the door. “I love these gorgeous hardwood floors!” My immediate response was, “Huh? Wow, we really do have hardwood floors!” Because, honestly, I had never noticed them […]

Art Deco: Jazz Up Your Decor with Pieces by Dimond Home Furniture

The art deco style is a modern classic. Or maybe it would be more accurate to call it ‘classic modern’, since although it remains a relic of the jazz age, speakeasies, and old Hollywood, its influences are thoroughly modern. Emerging from the cultural landscape of postwar Europe and America, art deco takes its themes from […]

Mirrors: Bending Light and Bending Space

As innocuous as they are nowadays, mirrors have long been a source of fascination. From halls of mirrors to reflecting pools, looking glasses that lead us to strange worlds of whimsical opposites, mirrors are everywhere. Maybe it’s the magic they make with light or their power to throw our own images back at us, but […]

Transitional Homes: Modern Meets Its Match

Since my last few blogs have showcased differences between traditional and modern decor, I thought it was time to touch on a perennially popular and trendy design trend–the transitional style. And no, it’s not just what a room looks like when it is half-finished. Most accurately it could be called ‘best of both worlds’ style, or […]

The Art to Completing a Room with a Posh Chandelier

It might seem like you can just hang a chandelier and your living room will magically transform into the Metropolitan Opera House. I know from too much experience, it won’t, but a girl can dream. I must admit, however, that my old apartment in New York City with four mismatched living room couches shoved in […]