Cheryl Schwende

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This Is Every Neutral-Lover's Dream Home

A soothing and ethereal space.<p>Designer Barbara Barry knows the power of subtlety. In this Corona del Mar house, she designs with natural and soothing and ethereal tones in mind. Read the interview with the designer here.

4 Ways to Take Better Photos With Your Cell Phone

We're all snapping pictures of everything we see since the iPhone made it so quick and easy. Here are some cell phone photography tips to make those pictures really sing.<p>There's more to taking good pictures than just pointing and shooting. Dan Burkholder, who has taught the art of phone photography …

24 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas That Will Charm Your Guests

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner and we’re all grateful and happy that another year has passed and has brought us all sorts of great …

44 Cozy Rustic Halloween Decor Ideas

Rustic décor is always very cozy and enjoyable, it’s kind of relaxing, I think. That’s why a rustic Halloween party has a special charm and your …

Decorations

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.

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.

Pumpkin Adorned Patios: Decor Ideas

Pumpkins are a quintessential fall decor piece. Big or small, orange or white, on the patio or on the porch; whatever the case may be, we all need …

Decorations

101 Home Makeover Ideas from 101 Designers

From a new coat of paint to better light bulbs.<p>So you want to do something different to your home right now? Here are 101 ideas from 101 designers, and there's something for every room.

Home Decorating

Top 10 Party-Planning Tips

The best entertaining tips that top designers, stylists, and party planners have shared with ELLE DECOR over the years.<p><b>1. Keep it Easy:</b> "Do it simply, have a good time, and get a recipe or a routine down and keep repeating it. No one is going to remember if you served meatloaf at the last party. …

Weddings

Before & After: An Old Chest Gets a Big Change

This chest had great details (just look at that cool hardware) but wasn't in great shape so Jourdan perked it up with a new look.<p>Ombré! Jourdan used …

Design

How to Design with Mystical, In-Between Colors

Those strange yet interesting in-between colors like green-gold or grey-lilac seem subtle but they can have a great effect on your décor. Here are …

Interior Design

50+ Impossibly Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Cooking has never looked so colorful.<p>Whether your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy or modern and sleek, these tile design ideas have you covered.

Pumpkin-Carving Tips and Tools

What's Halloween without a carved pumpkin? Check out these tips and tricks for selecting the right tool, keeping your carved pumpkin fresh and adding …

Shaded To Perfection: Elegant Pergola Designs For The Modern Home

If you are thinking about extending your home’s interior beyond the obvious four walls, a pergola is a great way to add style and panache. The …

The Power of One: 10 Beautiful Monochromatic Rooms

Of course we're huge fans of mixing colors here at Apartment Therapy — we've never been afraid of unusual combinations. But while pairing colors you …

Shades of Grey

43 Fall Coffee Table Décor Ideas

The fall has come, so don’t forget to decorate your house not only outside but also inside. Everybody has a coffee table in the living room, so …

How To Choose a Sofa: 50 Designer Tips

Everything you need to know.<p>Everything you need to know about sofas in one place. Experts such as Windsor Smith, Barbara Barry, and Steven Gambrel share how deep a sofa should be, which style goes with which, how to select pattern, and more.