Design Inspiration

Urbanology Designs Home Office Set up
Ginger Curtis of Urbanology Designs says tailoring your workspace can reduce distractions.

IDS Designers Share Tips for Setting Up the Home Office for Success

Our current working life has seen a change over the past week. Our kitchens have now become our break room, our living rooms are now our conference room, and our webcams have now become our normal…
Outdoor kitchen and dining space with fireplace designed by Tres Jolie Maison
Designers Sue-Jolie Rioux and Timothy Boylan of Tres Jolie Maison design outdoor living spaces like this Florida outdoor kitchen to be an extension of in the indoors.

In the Outdoor Kitchen with Tres Jolie Maison

Part of the outdoor living trend, al fresco kitchens are having their moment in the sun — or shade as the case may be. As more consumers choose to stay home and entertain rather than go out on the…
Carrie Fusella Leisure knolls project
Carrie Fusella updated this common area with updated finishes and functionality.

Carrie Fusella: An Elegant, Comfortable Clubhouse Makeover

Pre-coronavirus, when gathering was still a thing, interior designer Carrie Fusella tackled a common space at Leisure Knoll, in Manchester, NJ, in the winter of 2018/2019. Her design in the space…
last look
Photo by Dustin Peck Photography

Last Look With Elizabeth O’Neal

Nestled inside an 8,200-square-foot Triangle Parade of Homes award-winning house in North Raleigh, NC, this master suite was designed to accommodate a pair of business owners and parents of three…
Lauren Nicole living room
Living room

Lauren Nicole: Lakefront Living in Traditional Style

Charlotte, NC-based designer Lauren Nicole, was called in to transform a dark, dated lakefront home into a bright, airy space that embraces the outdoor living lifestyle. See what she has to say about…
wildwood
Lamps like this one from Wildwood can help pull a room design together with a pop of color and pattern. Wildwood sells a wide variety of lamp styles across price points, with something to offer for traditional, modern or transitional spaces alike.

Bringing Style to Light: Designers Elevate Room Designs With Lamps

For Randall Whitehead, portable lighting fixtures are a go-to when it comes to filling out a lighting design that might be lacking something. Easy to acquire and install without the help of an…

3 Printable Coloring Books to Soothe and Inspire You While Social Distancing

After more than a month working, living and playing from home, everyone — children and adults alike — is looking for something to do. Some designers and manufacturers have broadened their creative…
madcap
“We love to mix patterns in unexpected ways that, ultimately, come together harmoniously,” Madcap’s Nixon says. “In this space, greens and blues are the dominant colors and carry through the room.”

Pattern Play: Designers and Retailers Encourage the Creative Use of Patterns 

It’s often said that fashion trends influence home trends, and as maximalism reigns supreme on the runways, it’s making its way into homes in the form of patterns and prints on upholstered furniture…
Interior Design: Wright-Simpkins. Photo: Christian Wright
Interior Design: Wright-Simpkins. Photo: Christian Wright

Decorative Lighting Fixtures Enhance Traditional Design

For a while there, it seemed like traditional design had taken a backseat to stark, clean modern design. It’s fun to see a resurgence of traditional interiors, interpreted in a new way. I had the…
Armoniosa
Outdoor spaces were just as important as indoor at Armoniosa in Las Vegas.

Showing Off: Designers Make Their Mark With Showhomes

"Stretching your creativity.” “Great marketing opportunity.” “Collaborating with other designers.” “Cementing relationships with suppliers.” “Giving back to the community.” These are some of the…