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6 Ways to Bring Good Luck to Your House

Common good-fortune beliefs.<p>These good-fortune beliefs and feng shui practices could bring a little luck into your house. For more, see what designs could bring bad luck to your house.

Home Decorating

Ask a Designer: How Do I Get Recessed Lighting Right?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week is all about recessed lighting. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future installment.<p><b>Q: "How do</b> …

Interior Design

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

Home Decorating

20 Colorful Entryways

Interior Design

The 250-Year-Old China Company That's Still Cool

Talking with Wedgwood creative director Dik Delaney about what's new.<p>The model in Wedgwood's Spring 2014 ad campaign evokes a modern day Marie Antoinette.<p><b>MY INSPIRATION</b>Wedgwood has a huge archive going back 250 years, so we usually start with something from that and build on it. For example, I …

Marie Antoinette

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>We're traveling back in time, and our favorite spaces have never looked so good.<p>These designer picks go well beyond white and beige.<p>It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>It's the heart of a room — and a savior on chilly …

Dining Rooms

9 Designers' Bold Painted Floors

Nine designers show off their colorful floors.<p>Is your brown wood floor a bit of a bore? Nine designers show how they've used paint to make bold and colorful statements underfoot.

Interior Design

Top Pin of the Day: A Palm Beach Kitchen

Today's top pin is a kitchen with European style with American sensibility.. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In a Palm Beach house designed by Gary McBournie, the kitchen's Melina dining chairs and Paul Ferrante Charlotte chandelier are from Holly Hunt. Limestone …

Food & Dining

5 Tips for Hallway Storage

Get your space organized.<p>Make most of a limited space with these simple but effective ways to banish clutter forever.<p><b>Slim Down</b>In a corridor-like entrance, stash shoes or outerwear in a closet, or chest of drawers, that's wide and tall, but not very deep. It will keep the maximum amount of …


101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Home Decorating

The Most Colorful Spot in My House: Cristina Salmastrelli's Art-Filled Entryway

The director of the Affordable Art Fair in New York City invites you to step into her Brooklyn apartment, where some of her favorite works provide a "welcome" inspiration.<p><b>Color Palette:</b> Black, white, red, blue, and green<p><b>Space:</b> Foyer<p><b>Color Tip:</b> Pops of color are the equivalent to breaths of fresh …

New York City

Travel Like a President

Stay at one of these presidential suites.<p>These iconic presidential suites are available for the night.

San Diego

One Sofa, Three Houses

February guest editor Sara Ruffin Costello shares how she made over her grandmother's sofa three times.<p><b>"My first grown-up apartment, on New York's Lower East Side. My grandmother's sofa got un-grannied with a coat of white paint, a fresh Scala mandré stripe, and bright yellow accessories."</b><p><b>"In our</b> …

New Orleans

Hot Design Trend: Copper

There's a new metallic this season.<p>Copper Pendant light, Flitty Bird<p>Try a new metallic this season with stunning copper, in both polished and beautiful bronzed tones. It's a perfect way to add some winter warmth to a festive home with stunning baubles or wrapping paper and shining accessories can …


A Chicago Bathroom That's a Mix of Traditional and Modern

A bold mashup where everything looks gorgeous together.<p>In this bold mashup — traditional and modern, florals and stripes — everything looks gorgeous together. Designer Summer Thornton wasn't afraid to mix styles in this space.

Interior Design

3 Quick & Easy Kitchen Storage Tips

Things can get chaotic quickly when there are too many cooks in the kitchen and not enough space.<p><i>Interior design by Beth Martell and Enda Donagher. Photography by Trevor Tondro.</i><p>A new, or old, bookcase can serve just as well as a dresser for holding china, cutlery and linens. Be sure not to overload …

Interior Design

40 Traditional Designer Rooms

Over 40 classic rooms for inspiration.<p>From a formal blue dining room to a dramatic canopy bed, these designer rooms are traditional, but never boring.

Interior Design

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 — …

Home Decorating

10 Kitchen Details That Wow

Inspiration for your kitchen design.<p>From eye-catching wallpaper to stunning lighting fixtures, it's all in the details with these kitchen designs.


Get the Look: A Minimalist, But Warm Kitchen

California architect William Hefner creates a harmonious blend with disparate elements: industrial windows, honed marble, retro pendants, a plaster-clad hood.<p>The clean lines are enhanced by the absence of upper cabinetry. The golden glow of brass balances the cool tones and other metal details. …


11 Times Old Furniture Gained New Life

One man's trash became these designers' serious treasures.<p>One man's trash became these designers' serious treasures.

Interior Design

10 Designers Share Their Kitchen Style

Decorating tips and essentials from the pros.<p>Designers from the 2013 Kips Bay Showhouse share top kitchen decorating advice, style, and essentials.


4 Solutions For Extra Small Bathrooms

How to make the most out of a cramped bathroom.<p><b>1.</b> Draw a rough sketch of your space (you don't have to be an artist!) so you can try out different arrangements and ideas before you start installation.<p><b>2.</b> If opting for a bathtub and shower combo rather than solely a shower, look for bathtubs that are …

Dining Rooms

Top Pin of the Day: A Luxurious and Formal Dining Room

Today's top pin is a formal dining with luxurious details. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>The luxe formality of the Florida dining room is enhanced by designer Marshall Watson's Dougherty table, inlaid with ebony, for Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman. Romo linen …

Interior Design

Live In A City? What You Should Know Before You Take On A Remodel

Rich Hiler, president of Essential Design & Build, on what to consider before you undergo a kitchen remodel in an urban environment.<p><i>Click to see the before of this major kitchen remodel by Essential Design & Build</i><p><b>1.</b> If you live in a city, generally speaking, urban construction costs in co-op …

Living Rooms

5 Rooms That Prove Moroccan Rugs Go With Everything

Moroccan rugs are a fit for every aesthetic.<p>Interior design by Markham Roberts.<p>Interior design by Pamela Shamshiri.<p>Interior design by Tom Scheerer.<p>Interior design by Miles Redd.<p>Interior design by Markham Roberts.<p><b>More from HouseBeautiful.com</b><p>What To Put At The Foot Of Your Bed<p>5 Tulip Arrangements You …

Interior Design

33 Neutral Kitchen Designs You’ll Love

I love neutral kitchen because when you get up early in the morning and come to the kitchen to make some coffee, the calm design doesn’t irritate …