Tag Archive | interior design

Give Your Living Room Timeless Character With Thrifty Finds

Your living room is where you gather with friends and family, so the space should be both cozy and stylish. Achieve big style on a small budget with vintage pieces found at flea markets, thrift stores and yard sales. Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep It’s not uncommon to find brand-name, well-built, sturdy sofas that […]

Get This Look: Greenery in the Home

Greenery can add a lot to a home, but for many homeowners the idea of incorporating living plants into a space is daunting. “So many of my clients will say, ‘I kill everything I have!’” said designer Jamie Herzlinger. But what she tells them is that many of the latest trends in greenery don’t require […]

Insiders’ Secrets: Ways to Save on Your Remodel

Busting the budget is everyone’s biggest fear when it comes to renovation. And with good reason. Even if you follow the essential advice we’ve been doling out for years—build in a 20 percent cushion to cover the nasty surprises, get contractor references and check them, banish the words “while you’re at it” from your vocabulary—it’s […]

New Home Advice: Choosing the Best Upgrades

Buying a new home comes with a maze of options and upgrades. That’s a good thing. Here’s advice from a professional builder on choosing them. When I think of building a new home for myself and my family, the first thing that comes to mind is a big, honking, six-burner, stainless steel commercial-style range with […]

Ideas for Using Reclaimed Items in Your Kitchen

Learning Experience This remodeled Seattle kitchen features countertops that are chalkboards salvaged from an old elementary school. The remodeling team found the materials at RE Store, a local non-profit salvage outlet, and had them cut to fit. The blackboard’s smooth, honed surface is ideal for a countertop, but slate must be sealed periodically to prevent […]