Christian Hupko

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15 Great Cookbooks for Fall

Spending my time with someone who works in cookbook writing and testing has made me look at books in a whole new way. My own experience with books …

Steps To Creating A Romantic Bedroom

If you are lucky enough to have a significant other in your life then the bedroom should be the place of ultimate romance. You want to create an …

15 Modern Black Room and Decor Ideas

These sophisticated spaces will dare you to go dark.<p>You don't have to be afraid of going dark with your decor and interior design. The spaces in these photos work a little black magic for a look that's sophisticated, seductive and sure to make a dramatic statement in any season.

5 Favorites: Alternative Extension Cords

One of the unfortunate signifiers of the 21st century are cords snaking out of the home office and infiltrating the whole house.<p>In my apartment, the …

12 Most Romantic Bedrooms

You're about to fall hard for these.<p>Soft throws, canopy beds and glam chandeliers — it doesn't get much more sexy and sophisticated than these bedrooms.

8 Ways to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen

Spaces for cooking and congregating.<p>Create a space for kids and adults to cook, chat, and congregate with these designer tips.

11 Ways to Maximize a Small Space

Mirrors and double-duty furniture are your best friends.<p>Whether you live in a cozy studio apartment or want to get more out of a small room or tiny nook in your house, use these small space design ideas to help you decorate.

33 Cool Dressing Table Designs

A dressing table is an important thing for every girl and some of us spend hours and hours in front t of the mirror. That’s why today we’ve rounded …

Furniture

4 Decades of a Stylish Living Room

Four decades and three living room looks.<p>It was glossy red walls in the 1970s, chintz in the 1980s, and now, soothing neutrals. Here's how one couple's living room evolved, excerpted from Duane Hampton's book, <i>Mark Hampton: An American Decorator</i>.

Sale Shopping Guide: The Best Deals in Design, Week of October 14, 2013

Sales from 15-60% off at West Elm, Crate and Barrel, World Market and more.<p><b>This week's home design sales from around the web:</b><p>15% off dining furniture at West Elm.<br>• 15% off select items through the Semiannual Sale at Design Within Reach.<br>• 20% off all chandeliers and pendants at Pottery Barn.<br>• 20% off beer …

Guest house

Never mind the main house, I'm sure it is lovely. I'm moving into the guest house. Perched in the hills above Sonoma, California with views of …

Elegant Dark Interior Design In The 20s Style

Retro love! This a little bit gloomy but very elegant space was created by Sawyer Berson architecture studio. Dark colors may be not only gloomy but …

Scout Regalia’s New “SR” Wall Hooks

Back in May, after stumbling upon their booth at this year’s ICFF, we featured the charming, utilitarian products of the Los Angeles-based Scout …

Door Mats Made from Recycled Fire Hoses

Spotted at Summer House, my local housewares shop in Mill Valley: doormats made from recycled fire hoses. Unexpectedly appealing and indisputably …

NEW ADDITIONS TO IITTALA’S AIKO COLLECTION | THE STYLE FILES

Taika is one of iitala’s most popular tableware series. Now some new pieces have been added to this series designed by Klaus Haapaniemi. The Taika …

20 Sparkling Champagne Glasses + Champagne Drink Recipes

I’m far more likely to wear champagne earrings than I am drink actual champagne. I’m just not much of a drinker (I’m pretty sure I’m mildly allergic …

Playful Swing Bar Turns Social Venues Into Memorable Recreation Grounds

In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing”. The Swing Bar envisioned by …

Ask an Expert: 5 Tips for Meditating at Home

I’ve always been a fan of longer-form writing here at D*S, but sometimes it’s nice to distill something down to its essential elements or a few …

in the kitchen with: carrie morey’s classic buttermilk biscuits

Biscuits. I don’t think this week’s post needs any other intro! OK, so maybe just a few words… This week’s recipe for <b>classic buttermilk biscuits</b> is …

Top 5 Blog Posts of the Week:Succulents-Inspired Pillows, Exposed-Brick Rooms, and More

From succulent-inspired pillows to rooms with exposed brick, here's our weekly roundup of the shelter blogosphere.<p><b>This week's favorite links:</b><p>Pillows You Might Be Tempted to Water. POPSUGAR Home<p>Chic Bedside Tables. Good Bones Great Pieces<p>A Light and Airy Home in The Netherlands. Decor8<p>Barn-Inspired …

Sarah's Dining Room Home Office

<b>Name:</b> Sarah Ehlinger <b><br>Location:</b> North Hollywood, CA<p>We fell in love with the house we're renting now as soon as we saw it. But there was only one …

Dining Rooms

35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.

Cooking

How Many Photos Do You Keep On Your Phone?

How many times has this happened to you? A friend mentions and then wants to show a specific photo on their phone ("You just <i>have to</i> see the <i>Game of</i> …

Game of Thrones

How Your Closet Doors Could Be Your Best Fashion Statement

The best closets showcase unique design from the inside out<p>The best closets showcase unique design from the inside out

Interior Design

Charlotte Moss's Wine List

Our guest pop-up editor for the November 2013 issue shares her favorite wines. Try a few of these at your next party.<p><b>White:</b><br>2010 One Woman Wines Estate Reserve Chardonnay, $40<p>2008 Baron de Ladoucette, Pouilly-Fume, $95<p>2010 Patz & Hall Chardonnay, $21<p>2010 Hyde de Villaine Chardonnay, $60<p>2011 …

Chardonnay

41 Creative Floor Lamp Designs

Floor lights are very good for original décor, though many people today use pendant lamps. But floor lamps can be so various! There are different …

5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens

The founder of DwellStudio shares five tips for the selecting the chicest — and coziest — bed linens out there.<p>Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — …

A Small, Elegant Manhattan Apartment in Blue

Glamour in bare-bones space.<p>Designer Kelly Giesen brought chic glamour to her bare-bones, 725-square-foot Manhattan apartment by adding elegant moldings, French doors, sparkling mirror, and a fresh blue and white palette.

The Modular Yube Furniture Lets You Have Fun And Experiment Every Day

Have you ever noticed that when you decide to remodel or renovate, when you replace one thing it triggers a chain effect and then you have to replace …