Art of Design / Home & Consumer

Art of Design: What Kind of Contemporary?

I am always asked what exactly is contemporary design. Is it interiors that incorporate shiny chrome accents, black leather couches and spinning disco balls? Perhaps... Is it an interior filled with abstract art? Maybe...

When homeowners refer to...

Art of Design: Designing for Marital Bliss

Next to sharing a bed, sharing a bathroom is the most intimate experience two people can have. Bathrooms host activities ranging from the physiological to those of personal hygiene, not to mention hours of gazing and pondering, "Mirror, mirror on ...

Art of Design: Relax with a Rug

There is hardly a room that doesn't need an area rug. It is that item that puts a finishing touch on any room. Rugs can turn a room that seems not quite finished into a space that has that WOW factor. Selecting a rug involves making some design ...

Art of Design: Luxury! Luxe! Luxus! Lujo!

People all over the world -- those who can afford it -- want the best of the best for their home. But just what is it that they consider luxury? Every day there is something newer and better in technology, and in some cities, there is always a ...

Art of Design: Tips To Age in Place

As the baby boomer generation continues to age, changes in interior design and real estate are also palpable. While some couples, widows and divorcees decide to downsize or move in with a relative due to empty nest syndrome, many do not. Some ...

Art of Design: Made in Italy

I just got back from Italy with some great new resources. I was invited by ITA-ICE, the marketing and promotion office of the Italian government, and CNA, the association for small and mid-sized businesses, to a series of business-to-business ...