Art of Design / Home & Consumer

Art of Design: The Man Cave

The lion's den has the connotation of an impenetrable compound. Likewise, a home's den was for many years a space dedicated to the man of the house: a precursor to today's man cave. Dens were associated with leather furniture, plaid fabrics, ...

Art of Design: Savoir Vivre

If I had to be simplistic about explaining interior design, I would do so by saying that there are two kinds of interiors: traditional and contemporary. These two categories are the main streams from which all other styles are derived. One is ...

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 ...