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“Practical elegance” describes designer Ann Gish to a tee. Known for her detail and construction, Gish creates contemporary silk bedding, decorative pillows and tabletops that fit nearly any style.… more
We’ll be heading to High Point next week (!), and among other things, I’m looking forward to seeing the new directions for textiles this spring — color, pattern and texture are the best eye candy.… more
TIP 1: True blue light The mistake that architects, interior designers and homeowners often make is that they don’t consider how finishes will be altered under artificial light sources at night. It’… more
Let’s face it: High Point Market can be mind-boggling whether veteran or newbie. With so many products and trends, how do you make sense of it all when you get back home? We asked past Style Spotters… more
The Lighting & Decor team was on the road this week, making a stop at LEDucation to check out the latest offerings in the LED lighting arena. While there, I sat in on a session called “Is LED… more
Lighting designer Nathan Orsman has a unique talent for bringing intrigue to unproactive spaces. Here, the Australian-born designer walks us through his process of lighting this stately outdoor pool … more
I remember attending the KBIS tradeshow in 2010 and overhearing a joke. “Tuscany called, they want their kitchens back!” For 10 years, the Tuscan, Olde World look was radically popular and then,… more
Fashion lovers, brace yourselves: Your home can soon wear Badgley Mischka too. Known for glamorous eveningwear and accessories, the brand is making a foray into the home with the Badgley Mischka Home… more
No longer is thoughtful decor relegated inside a home’s four walls. Patios and porches are now extensions of the interior, decorated as such with a new generation of stylish outdoor furniture and… more
TIP 1: Be street smart As you’ve heard many times before, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” From the street, the way a house looks at night says a lot about the people inside.… more
As a resident of the Northeast, I get to enjoy the outdoors for approximately four months a year. During the other eight, I regularly get to escape to warmer climes for work and thus I’m never able… more
As we’re gearing up to debut our new supplement, Millennial Home, in April, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a Millennial — what defines us as consumers, what makes us different… more
Minnesota high-end custom homebuilder Stonewood LLC incorporates smart technology into the majority of the 10 to 12 houses it builds each year. Here, peek inside one of the company’s latest projects… more
Technology that can be integrated into the home to make it safer or more convenient (or just cooler) is evolving rapidly. Here, interior designer Sharon Fox of Sharon Fox Designs dishes on her… more
Our first newsletter, Editor's Faves, is now up and running! In this weekly transmission you'll receive a note from me as well as my favorite products, straight to your inbox.  It seems like an… more
TIP 1: The old switcheroo The quick and easy thing to do is to replace the existing incandescent or CFL bulbs with LEDs. Most bulbs these days have an LED equivalent. There are now shelves and… more
I’m not ashamed to admit that the phrase “smart home” still elicits reruns of “The Jetsons” in my head. It’s only momentary though, I promise, because I’ve seen firsthand over the last few years what… more
Every month, the Lighting & Decor team puts together stylish idea boards for our print issue, but we know you have some great ideas, too. That’s why we want to help our readers create their own… more