Tag Archives: best design secrets

ceramic drum stools from italy

I came across these fantastic ceramic drum stools and I just had to share. Doubling as small occasional tables or stools, these color saturated enamel stoneware and buttery-rich vegetable-dyed leather pieces are made in the studio of Italian leather maestro … Continue reading

13 lighting tips for the home

Thirteen lighting tips for the home is part of my series on design tips for a more beautiful home which have all been doled out in the press by the design trade at one point or another. These, as the others … Continue reading

interior design trade secrets: wallpaper, fabrics and pillows

interior design trade secrets-j-randall-powers

Continuing with my series of interior design trade secrets, today I focus on some of the fun aspects of decorating: wallpaper, fabrics and pillows. Again, the quotes are those collected over time from sources such as House Beautiful, Veranda, Traditional … Continue reading

paint design ideas from the pros

paint design ideas david collins

Paint design ideas from the pros are a collection of quotes I’ve saved over time that focus on painting an interior.   For the past six or seven months, I’ve posted different secrets of the interior design trade which can help … Continue reading

stylish folding chairs for the home

Stylish Folding Chairs Python

Finding chic and stylish folding chairs might seem like a quest for the Holy Grail: nigh on impossible to accomplish!  We all grew up with the ubiquitous folding chairs; they were the go to for school assemblies, extended family lunches … Continue reading

remarkable decorative trays anybody?

decorative trays steven gambrel

Few things in home decorating are as versatile as great decorative trays. I use them constantly in my projects to inject a little bit of personality into spaces. They are great for adding color and texture and also help to … Continue reading

7 bedroom design tips to note

bedroom design tips Katie Ridder

7 bedroom design tips to note is part of a series of helpful decorating tricks and design tips that I’ve collected from various sources – including House Beautiful magazine – and organized them into themes.  I’ve published tips for the kitchen … Continue reading