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Art of Design / Home & Consumer

Art of Design: The Great Outdoors

Spring has sprung, and thoughts of the outdoors are foremost on our minds. When we think of the outdoors, visions of sun, flowers, lawns and rocking chairs begin to appear. Why is it then that most outdoor spaces such as porches, balconies and ...

Art of Design: The Power of Black

Designers all over the world use black. Industrial designers use it as an accent on shiny and polished metals to highlight the shape of whatever they are designing. Publishers use black in bold fonts to capture your eye. In interior design, it is ...

Art of Design: Bathroom Redux

Bathrooms have gone quite literally from an unmentionable to the most visited and celebrated room in some homes. Magnificent bathrooms have become the epitome of lavish living in the United States, Europe and, well, almost everywhere. Some ...

Art of Design: Move On to a Better You

Most people hate the thought of moving -- ugh! Items accumulated over years make moving seem an almost impossible and treacherous task. On the positive side, this is the time to take control and stock of what you have and need.

When moving, the ...

Art of Design: Belly Up to the Bar

In certain cities, the oldest buildings and establishments are the bars and eateries. Some watering holes are even considered landmarks where milestones are feted and business deals are sealed. Some bars are legendary, iconic and ingrained in our ...

Art of Design: Designer Show Houses

Great architecture can always be admired on its own, but when correct interior finishes are applied to any type of structure, it makes a building or space sing. Interior design and decoration are man's most recent contributions to the visual arts....