Focus On Long Term Furnishings, Then Make Small Changes Around Them
Some furnishings have what Philadelphia interior designer Donna Hoffman calls "staying power." Others can be changed easily according to seasons, the homeowners' whims or because they upgrade a look that's become tired.
Foyer Can Benefit From Infloor Heating In Cold Regions
Is the foyer of a home just an entrance or a room? It's both, although as a room it may be quite small in some cases.
Have A Color Plan In Mind Before Painting, But Stay Flexible
Homeowners should have a color scheme in mind before they ever take a paint brush in hand. But it shouldn't be a rigid plan. Keeping things flexible allows changes to be introduced along the way.
White Is At The Heart Of Many Color Schemes In Home Design
While its greatest strength is that it works well with any hue, white has a variety of tones - bright, off-white or antique - that are more effective with some colors than others.
Bring Warmth Into A Living Room To Make It A Welcoming Place
Most homeowners want one room that is always in order and looks special when guests arrive. That place is often the living room. But making this room into the showpiece of the home risks creating a cold and distant atmosphere in the very space that's intended to welcome visitors.