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Wall colors, wood finishes and fabrics change in appearance under day and night lighting at very different color temperatures.
TIP 1: Day tripping Color temperature tells you the hue of illumination that a particular light source emits. The two color temperatures that we are most easily able to identify are incandescent (… more
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Photo: Phillips Collection
I have a hard time saying “Go Green,” as the pride for my alma mater Michigan will never fizzle out, but I’ll make an exception for this issue. The environment has been in the news a lot these days… more
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Laura Umansky of Laura U Interior Design shares how she designed this child's bedroom.
Known for her “Classically Current” style, Houston-based Laura Umansky strives to create luxurious, livable interiors. Her firm, Laura U Interior Design, won an International Design and Architecture… more
I’m home and back to work after a two-week honeymoon through Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Hoi An and Hanoi. While this trip was all play, I got a valuable glimpse into one of our industry… more
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When working out the lighting design for a room, take a moment to look upward. There is a vast canvas available that could benefit from your inspiration.
TIP 1: Flaunt what ya got Ceilings are often the forgotten component when it comes to lighting. Architects create some wonderfully inspired elements below the roofline. There are vaulted ceilings,… more
Houzz-Trade-Program
The Houzz trade program launched this summer offers many ways to save.
Scoring great products is essential to any interior designer, and with trade programs through Houzz and Steelyard, finding them has never been easier. If you aren’t familiar with these two resources… more
Showroom-of-the-Year-Awards
We all have a story to tell. In this issue, check out our profiles on the Showroom of the Year Award winners, where they offer their thoughts on the future and share the biggest risks they've taken.
"Tell me a bit about yourself.”   No matter how many times I’ve been asked that question (or a variation of it) in networking circles, I will unabashedly say that my inner monologue still hesitates… more
On Saturday, July 29, the 17th Annual Goombay Bash will take over Chicago's Navy Pier Grand Ballroom in Caribbean-style fashion to raise money for cancer research. Organized by nonprofit The H… more
Photo by Gregory Han
(Photo: Gregory Han)
You can take the designer out of L.A., but you can’t take L.A. out of the designer. Even after her big move to Chattanooga, TN, interior designer Michelle Workman finds ways to infuse glamour into… more
Whether your entry is small and personal or one of a more grand scale, it sets the tone for the rest  of the house. The tall lamp with  the clear glass base gives a sculptural element to this more intimate entry, while a cascading chandelier can help to visually connect the first and second  floors of a spacious entry.
Whether your entry is small and personal or one of a more grand scale, it sets the tone for the rest of the house. The tall lamp with the clear glass base gives a sculptural element to this more intimate entry, while a cascading chandelier can help to visually connect the first and second floors of a spacious entry.
TIP 1: Create a sense of welcome When people walk in your front door you want to give them a good first impression. You want them to feel invited in. People are naturally drawn to light, so it’s… more
International designer Steve Leung describes his ideal bedroom as calming, personal and cozy. His new collection for Theodore Alexander epitomizes the “luxury of serenity” and brings beauty to the… more
(Photo: Kim Sargent)
(Photo: Kim Sargent)
Wherever Jeff Strasser goes, design inspires him. The travel-loving Chief Creative Officer and Vice President of Interior Design at Marc-Michaels Interior Design Inc. in Winter Park, FL, is a master… more
You can create additional ambient light for a bedroom if closet doors are translucent, such as these shoji panels.
You can create additional ambient light for a bedroom if closet doors are translucent, such as these shoji panels. (Photo: Dennis Anderson Photography)
TIP 1: Look at the time! When you’re getting dressed in the morning, often it’s still dark, so you’re depending on the illumination in your closet to make clothing selections. If the sun was out, we… more
Photo: Brian Patrick Flynn
Photo: Brian Patrick Flynn
Producer-turned-interior-designer Brian Patrick Flynn knows what it takes to get good design on TV, and now he’s creating it himself. Discover the inspirations behind Flynn’s new collection for… more
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Another successful High Point Market is in the books. I had several people tell me that from a product standpoint, this was the best edition they had been to in quite some time — the introductions… more
ART + IDS Conference
ART + IDS members after completing the community service project with U.S.VETS.
I attended the ART + IDS joint conference in Scottsdale, AZ, the week before last, and besides the fabulous resort and great company, I really enjoyed being a part of this year’s community service… more
If you have at least five minutes, skim this BuzzFeed article titled "How One Generation Changed the Way We Think About Furniture" before reading on. Our Managing Editor Alison came across it while… more
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Robin Baron's design inspiration for this Soho space. (Photo: Robin Baron Design Inc.)
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Robin Baron's design inspiration for this Soho space. (Photo: Robin Baron Design Inc.)
No matter what project she’s taking on – a celebrity home, a new line of luxury home furnishings or a charitable cause – designer Robin Baron of Robin Baron Design Inc. exudes positive energy. Take a… more