Dust mites are the most common indoor allergen worldwide, so plenty of people suffer the effects: coughing, sneezing, or worse. But some simple steps can turn your home’s interior into less of an allergy problem.
Anthropologie, known mostly for its clothing, has grown its house and home line and catalog. Its list of categories now include furniture, bed linens, dinnerware, one-of-a-kind art, outdoor and garden decor, hardware and storage.
One marine motif especially transcends styles, as a rich boost to almost any kind of decor, and that is coral. Its sculptural quality lends itself especially well to small decorative objects like tabletop accessories and furniture.
Your grandparents probably already know that common kitchen items, like vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice, can help clean up a home with little effort and money. If you’re late to hopping on the homemade cleaner wagon, though, it’s never too late to learn new tricks.
CHICAGO - Frank Lloyd Wright's houses enchant us with their inventive geometry yet torment many of their owners with leaking roofs and other functional woes. Like all landmarks subject to the passage of time and the pounding of the weather, they require a mix of sensitive treatment and substantial funding to creatively make the past a part of the present.
At Nell Hill's, I love to help customers create the Pinterest-perfect rooms of their dreams, turning a board full of ideas into livable spaces that reflect their unique style. Usually, the magic begins in our fabric room, where we discover their crush: the colors and patterns that make their hearts thump. Armed with a few key inspiration fabrics, layer upon layer, we bring the room to life. One of my favorite palettes to start with when building a beautiful room is black and cream. There are a million ways you can take this timeless twosome. Here are four of my favorites.
When it comes to creating the perfect color palette, there is nothing quite as pure, timeless and versatile as decorating using black and white. Black and white simply serves as the perfect blank slate for creating virtually any color scheme you desire. An all-white color palette can be crisp and fresh. The simplicity of, for example, a pure white color scheme in a dining room in which the plates and tabletop items provide the element of color (as opposed to using the traditional pure white plate set) can be warm and inviting. Conversely, a pure black palette can add a sense of luxury and elegance. The combination of the two, a black and white color palette, can be the foundation for a simply stunning interior.
I grew up sleeping in an antique iron bed. My parents still have it and use it in a guest room. Its style is way too "antique-y" for my taste. Perhaps this is why metal beds haven't been on my design radar for years.
Geometric patterns are classics in modern design speak. But one that especially resonates these days is the triangle. Specifically, triangles laid end to end to create mesmerizing larger-scale geometrics, and often in three or more different colors for dramatic effect.
Now based in New York, where he is studying at Parsons the New School for Design, Kansas City native Brady Legler has launched a line of rugs based on his abstract paintings. They are woven using traditional methods in a village in Nepal and are available through the Rug Studio in Overland Park.