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Mark D. Sikes's Light and Breezy West Hollywood House

Classic decorating, with a breezy air.<p>In his West Hollywood house, designer Mark D. Sikes achieved the perfect summery vibe.

Interior Design

An Easy Breezy Southampton House That Used to Be a Garage

A harmonious and carefree retreat.<p>Justine Cushing used a classic floral print on everything from club chairs to headboards to create a harmonious and carefree summer retreat. Read the interview with the designer.

Interior Design

13 Signs You Decorate Like You Live in Beverly Hills

You live like you're somebody (and you are!).<p><b>1. You call your cozy home a bungalow because it instantly implies you're chic.</b> <i><br>Interior Design by Chris Barrett. Photo by Victoria Pearson.</i><p><b>2. Every morning you take your coffee, calls, and morning paper poolside. Faye Dunaway-style.</b> <i>Interior Design by</i> …

Interior Design

Design Trend: Wallpaper Featured On The Ceiling

When decorating our homes, for some reason, the ceiling seems to always get neglected. In fact, many of us never do address the ceilings — most are …

A Sunny and Small Georgetown Row House

A light-filled space.<p>A small, 500-square-foot Georgetown row house built around 1900 had rooms and a ladder for a staircase. Designer Mary Douglas Drysdale used pattern and painted detail to give "a new interpretation to familiar things" to this row house design.

Interior Design

Hot Color Trends For 2014

The euphoria of the New Year is well and truly here, with most of us chalking out plans not just for the extravagant party on the night of 31st, but …

Mix and Match 101

Interior Design

65 Cozy Designer Family Rooms

Lazy days are welcome here.<p>Prop up your feet — these comfy dens are tailor-made for relaxing. Up your living room's game too with even more designer decorating ideas.

Interior Design

The Best Emmys Dresses Of All Time

Aside from celebrating the greatness of television, the Emmy Awards are also a wonderful opportunity to ogle some <b>stunning red-carpet looks</b>. To kick …

Gorgeous Aerial Photos Show Paris Like You've Never Seen It Before


30 Best Glam, Girly, Feminine Workspace Design Ideas

I think we can all agree that men and women have different ideas of what a workspace should look like. If you take a look at a shared office space …

Interior Designs Filled with Texture

• 1 |<p>This apartment space is used as a combination bedroom and living room. But because of the floor to ceiling windows and the clean design, the space …

Luxurious House + Guest House Looks Inwards for its View

For Belzberg Architects, designing the Brentwood Residence presented a challenge. There was no view outside the lot.<p>So they put two buildings at …


The Most Fashionable Rooms of the Week

Our roundup of the Web's most fashionable interiors. This week: Jill Stuart, Miranda Kerr, and more<p>Our roundup of the Web's most fashionable interiors. This week: Jill Stuart, Miranda Kerr, and more

12 Next-Level Closets for Your Dream House

Who wouldn't want a champagne bar at-the-ready for a night out?<p>There are walk-ins and then there are these beauties that redefine what it means to own a luxury closet. The only problem? You'll be left full of envy after taking a peek at these rooms, which feature museum-quality shoe storage and a …

Kelly Wearstler

Shelter for Books: Elegant Book House Redesigned by DeForest Architects

When two book lovers decide to upgrade their home, there’s a good chance that the house itself will become a shelter for books. DeForest Architects …

10 Happy Bedrooms

Interior Design

Good News for Your Money: Suze Orman's 5 Steps to Financial Security

Liza Pulitzer Calhoun's Breezy and Colorful Palm Beach House

A house that celebrates the joys of open-air living.<p>In Liza Pulitzer Calhoun's vibrant, kick-off-your-shoes house in Florida, the colorful, casual decor is inspired by her late mother Lilly Pulitzer's style. With an outdoor living room, breezeways, and covered outdoor paths, the house celebrates …

Dining Rooms

75+ Fabulous Designer Foyers

What a way to welcome your guests...<p>You know what they say about first impressions. Make sure the entryway furniture, paint color and seating you choose send the right message (as in, "Wow, you live <i>here</i>?").

Interior Design

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Obama administration decides to keep spying on US phone records, says it's in the 'public interest'

Every 90 days, a secret court has to renew the controversial order that allows the FBI and NSA to spy on the telephone records of every call made in the United States. The last such order expired today, July 19th. But despite the fervor, protest, and lawsuits that have sprung up since whistleblower …