Art of Design / Home & Consumer

Art of Design: Decorative Accessories

Decorative accessories are so much more than superficial ornaments for a room. Oftentimes, accessories are precisely what create or give a finishing touch to a room. There are rooms that you can enter and immediately tell they were designed ...

Art of Design: Broad Strokes About Color

Color is the most powerful tool a decorator or designer has in their bag of tricks. Sometimes changing just the background color of your walls is enough to make your room look like it has had a complete overhaul.

Color is the most important ...

Art of Design: Embrace Life

Many empty-nesters, divorcees and widowers are dumbfounded at the inevitable conversation about downsizing and starting all over again. Sure enough, as when you were first starting out, there are things you might not be aware of when looking for a...

Art of Design: Sit on Your Sofa

Sofas are the piece of furniture where you will spend endless hours: watching a movie, chatting with friends, taking a nap. So choose well. It's rather a large expense to make any mistakes.

The design should reflect the size of your room...

Art of Design: Party Kitchen

Since prehistoric times, the hearth of a dwelling has been the most important feature in the home. Fire produced warmth for cold climates and also heat so that food could be prepared. Although much has evolved from cave to home, not much has ...

Art of Design: Architectural Embellishments

Any room is just but four walls with a ceiling and a floor. What makes a room remarkable are the details. Just about every room in the world can be awe-inspiring -- it all depends on what treatments and embellishments the room has or could have. ...