Play Up Some Fiddleleaf Figs for a Lively Indoor Song

The fiddleleaf fig, Ficus lyrata,with itslarge, dramatic leaves which audience on top of narrow trunks, is perfect for filling a corner and providing a welcome shot of green that operates with each style. But minimalists might benefit the most. The fiddleleaf fig happens to look most fabulous in pristine interiors, where its own sculptural fiddle-shaped…

Hot Programs for Red Round the Home

Red is exciting. It draws attention. From red hearts to hot dresses and little red sports cars, this color can get the pulse racing. But it can also be connected with warning and anger — indeed, it’s deeply ingrained in us to associate red with risk, such as red-hot embers and poisonous berries. Let us…

Your Halloween to Haunt

Come autumn, the days grow shorter, the nights grow longer, and on All Hallow’s Eve, the humble squash transforms into a thing of eerie beauty: the jack-o’-lantern. A lone candle in a plain orange pumpkin not spooky enough for you? Try mixing in some of themes and memes. Molly Brandenburg Molly Brandenburg Molly Brandenburg Molly…

Go Bold With Gold

Gold has been creating a big splash in home layout, showing up in ceilings to fixtures. The luxe colour popped up in new, daring applications in the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair and the High Point Market. Designers got creative when employing the classic metallic, marrying it with other on-trend materials like marble and brass…

A Thrifter's Comfortably Bohemian Bungalow

Serial and blogger thrifter Hilary Walker believes in the power of working with what you have got. Nowhere is that more evident than at the Fort Worth, Texas, leasing she shares with husband David, a music teacher. The Walkers stuffed the 1940s house with antiques, roadside furniture, exceptional artwork and repurposed household items that all…

Runway to Room: Bold Prints Strut Inside

Spring 2012 is about superbold prints, according to Fashion Week runways, and such looks are not going to go unnoticed. From striking geometrics to oversized florals to everything in between, these prints are brimming with colour, drama and eye charm. And you know where else they would seem unbelievable? At the house. Below, locate 12…

House Fun: Decorating with Miniatures

The term “miniature” conveys a sense of cuteness and also a lot of people (like me) have a fascination with scaled versions. Not to mention that a 3-D object is more interactive than just looking at pictures alone. Show your miniatures in multiples to reinforce your theme. Group similar items together. Think about the location…