Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Lifestyle / House & Home / Interior Design / New


Global Design: How Leaders and Newcomers are Crushing It by Spanning the Earth — September 17 Maker Talk with Farooq Kathwari of Ethan Allen

September 17, come hear Farooq Kathwari, CEO of furniture giant Ethan Allen speak on Global Design: How Leaders and Newcomers are Crushing It by Spanning the Earth. Come hear all about his life and business journey, and how a man from India came to run one of the largest American furniture companies, that now exports in huge quantities to Asia. Show More Summary

SPONSORED POST: Creating a Room For All 5 Senses: Cashmere Woods — Sponsored by Glade®

As the seasons change, we like to play with the decor in our homes. Nothing major, but a few small changes that help our home transition to the colder months. At the same time, we like to change the olfactory way we experience our home, moving away from lavender or honeysuckle and toward vanilla bean, woodsmoke, and bergamot. Show More Summary

On Sale Right Now: Furniture Deals at Big Box Stores

I live in Brooklyn so trips to "Big Box" stores are few and far between and when I do go my shopping list is something like this: shampoo, paper towels, cereal bars, socks. Exciting stuff. Known for passing on big discounts through high volume sales, you may not consider this type of store when furniture shopping. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Leather Top Table Goes Sleek and Chic

Kathy got this leather-top table for free from her employer and we can see why! The leather top was stained and discolored like crazy. Kathy almost didn't take it home, then she thought of one last-ditch DIY thing to try and that made all the difference. READ MORE »

Little Red's Modern Fairytale Room — My Room

Name: "Tiny" (8 months) Location: Melbourne, Australia It started with a book. A classic from my childhood turned inspiration for hers. Plus the desire for colour. Just a hint. Red. And from there, this space was born. A Little Red Riding Hood nursery. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Beige Kitchen Gets Some Personality — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? Kitchen Before & After: A Beige Kitchen Goes Blue & Gray READ MORE »

Furniture Arrangement Ideas for a Student Bedroom? — Good Questions

Q: I'm going to be moving into a large bedroom (upper right bedroom in the floor plan), but can't seem to figure out how to arrange my furniture in a way that would allow me to keep my large desk placed in front of the windows. I'm a student and spend a majority of my time at the desk, so placement is a priority. READ MORE »

Who Makes This Cool Black & White Wallpaper? — Good Questions

Q:I have seen a few blogs feature this cool black and white bathroom and I am dying to find the source for this wallpaper. Does anyone know the manufacturer or how to buy it? I have already spent many hours searching and appreciate the help! READ MORE »

Why You Should Use Natural Materials In Your Design

You’ve probably been heard about the advantages of decorating with natural materials like marble, wood, metals, and clay. Chances are, you’ve also wandered what exactly counts as “natural”. It’s okay, you’re not alone.  In the worldShow More Summary

Good Deals: 12 Stylish Shower Curtains

One of the easiest ways to give your bathroom a face lift is to replace your shower curtain. The shower curtain is often the first thing that you notice when you walk into the bathroom and its color and texture can set the tone for the rest of the space. Show More Summary

Danielle and Austin's Kitchen & Garage Remodel: Kitchen Demolition Part the Second — Renovation Diary

This was way heavier than it looked, so I had to drop the camera and help. Name: Austin & Danielle (of Forage + Fodder) Type of Project: Kitchen & Garage Remodel Location: Austin, Texas Type of building: One story, Single-Family House,...Show More Summary

Hauntingly Beautiful Estate Near Santa Barbara Reviving a Sense Of Awe

This impressive Santa Barbara luxury home occupies a four acre piece of land in a gated community between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains south of Los Angeles. Located in the vicinity of Santa Barbara, the home in the Cima...Show More Summary

Frances' Frilly, Floral & Feminine Big Girl Room — My Room

Name: Frances (3) Location: Broadway, North Carolina About a year and a half ago my daughter's No Theme Modern Nursery was featured on Apartment Therapy. Today I wanted to share with you how this no-theme nursery has been transformed into a Big Girl Room. Show More Summary

Evernote Releases Desk Accessories Collection — Design News

A beautiful new desk accessories collection comes to us from Evernote. The app tapped designer Eric Pfeiffer, known for his mid century stylings, to design the gorgeous line. Bases come in wood and brights. READ MORE »

Before I Restore: Era & Maker of This Chair? — Good Questions

Q: I acquired this wood arm chair from someone at my storage unit when I was moving to a new place. They had bought another storage unit at auction and I happened to pass by at the right time so he gave it to me for free. The frame appears to be oak with a dark walnut stain, and caning on the sides: READ MORE »

Before & After: Leather Rug Learns How to Hang

This little leather rug might not look like much, but it's about to become a huge statement piece —and not in the way you might think. Rather than hanging out underfoot, it gains a more prominent place in the home, with the help of some DIY creativity... READ MORE »

How to Properly Light a Bathroom

As with the kitchen, the bathroom is a "work room," and therefore one of the most important spaces in the home to get lighting right. They also tend to be smaller than all the other rooms in our home, and don't have as many (or as large) windows. Show More Summary

2,700 Year Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered — Design News

A 2,700 year-old Phoenician shipwreck was discovered off the coast of Malta. The oldest shipwreck to be discovered in the Mediterranean, it is also notable because historians know so little about the Phoenicians and their ships. READ MORE »

Style Inspiration: Wallpaper in the Bathroom

As mentioned in this post by Adrienne, wallpaper can be a good way to brighten bathrooms — especially tiny windowless ones. If you are thinking of testing your wallpaper skills, here are 10 wallpapered bathrooms to get you inspired. READ MORE »

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC