March 2024

Maximalist home decor on a budget

Allie LeFevere describes her maximalist Chicago home as colorful and eclectic. But when she and her husband moved in to their home four years ago, she didn’t have a specific design style in mind.

“I just wanted the house to feel vibrant,” said LeFevere, founder of branding agency Obedient. She wanted “a representation of our lives and the places we’ve explored and the memories we’ve made.”

The philosophy behind maximalist decor is “more is more,” according to Jean Whitehead, a senior lecturer on interior design at Falmouth University in county Cornwall, England. Bold colors, textures and unique pieces define this

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15 Welcoming Front Porch Decorating Ideas That Are Just Lovely

Go beyond a few plants to wow your neighbors.

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Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper and Stitch

With spring officially about to bloom onto the scene, outdoor projects are top-of-mind for all of us. One task high on the list? Resurrecting your home’s curb appeal, which probably fell to the wayside (and/or died) during the winter months. Contrary to popular opinion, this requires more than just potting up a few plants and calling it a day.

To help you master that effortlessly charming appeal, we’re rounding up 15 designer-approved front porch decorating ideas that work for any season—and any budget. Whether

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Central Oregon Home Design Trends | The Source Weekly

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Photo by Chris Murray Productions

When thinking about the broader picture, interior designer Sara VanStelten recommends going for a more classic look in the backsplash and elsewhere, like the one seen in this kitchen she designed for a client.

Spend a lot of time watching HGTV and you start to think you know what interior design and home remodeling are all about. Pick some colors, rip out some walls and presto, you’re enjoying a whole new look to your home.

But behind those before-and-after home reveals comes a lot of time and hard work — something

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Tallahassee interior designers share latest home improvement trends

At the end of this article, or maybe in the middle, you may find yourself looking up and gazing at your surroundings. And if a little sigh of dissatisfaction or even a strong urge to throw out a sofa or a chair sweeps over you, don’t feel alone.

Spring is the time when nests are rebuilt and things new and shiny are sought. (And sometimes even old things turn new when placed in somebody else’s nest!)

The Tallahassee Democrat wanted to know what home design ideas were trending in Tallahassee and around the country and to welcome to Midtown a

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Spring ideas shine with tips, cocktails, cooking and more at Dish and Design event

While it was a blustery day below freezing in Metro Detroit outside, inside the Berman Center for the Performing Arts warmer weather was celebrated at the spring edition of Dish and Design Wednesday evening.

Presented by The Detroit News Homestyle section, the quarterly event showcased a skilled chef, a hospitality industry veteran, a decor expert and a garden guru. This was the first Dish and Design party in the event’s new home, the Berman Center in West Bloomfield Township, which is part of the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit.

Dish and Design guests were treated to wine and individual

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Brilliant Under-Stair Storage Ideas That Make the Most of a Small Space

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25 Under-Stair Storage IdeasAimée Mazzenga

Instead of letting the dead space under a staircase go to waste, maximize storage and add style with these clever under-stair storage ideas. We’ve included everything from built-in bookshelves and a cozy reading nook, to a dry and wet bar that get creative with color and pattern. Spoiler alert: There’s also a stunning hidden coat closet that injects instant character.

The key is evaluating your space and how you live in it. If your staircase is located in a small entryway and you’re always tripping over piles of shoes, try a storage solution

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How Maximalist Decor Offers a Healthy Break From the Algorithm Life

We all know the saying “Less is more.” Over the past century, the aphorism has become a battle cry for architects and designers, defining a modernist aesthetic that champions the minimal and the refined over the busy and the ornamental as a path toward better living. But has our understanding of minimalism itself become a little too reductive? And does it even fit with our collective ethos here in 2024? 

While the pithy phrase was popularized by the 20th-century German American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it doesn’t apply to the way many of his clients actually lived in

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These 41 Small Kitchen Design Ideas Will Be Huge in 2024

newport beach home by designer suzanne rheinstein and architect gil schafer

41 Small Kitchen Ideas That Will Be Huge in 2024Pieter Estersohn

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The saying that the best things come in small packages certainly holds true in the heart of home: the kitchen. A smaller space can be just as elegant as a larger one and can even function more smoothly as you cook in it. Plus, with thoughtful design reflecting the owner’s personality, a small kitchen can live large and exude a welcoming vibe.

It’s important to keep in mind that while a classic

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Walmart Easter decor ideas from $4 that will bring rustic charm to your home this holiday

Spring is right around the corner, and Walmart Easter decor ideas will help you celebrate the season to its fullest.

Whether you’re in search of something for the table or need a few accents to add to your bookshelves or walls, Walmart has charming, rustic selections that will bring the farmhouse allure straight to your space.

Trust us, your Easter decorating ideas will be on point with these great finds. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have to set up for the egg hunt.

Shop our favorite Walmart Easter decor ideas

While scoping out Walmart Easter decor ideas, we got

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Hong Kong Design Institute Launches Virtual Production Studio

Faye Bradley

Hong Kong Design Institute has announced the opening of a new virtual production studio at Shaw Studios, one of the biggest and most comprehensive film facilities in the Greater Bay Area. It is intended to support professional education in the sector and enhance filming facilities in the city.

The new studio boasts state-of-the-art virtual production tools, including Hong Kong’s largest Samsung microLED display, technology from virtual production specialist Disguise, and solutions from ARRI, raising local virtual production standards significantly.

Spanning 9,000 square feet, the studio is the largest filming venue in Hong Kong’s emerging virtual production industry. Facilities

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