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Art of Design / Home & Consumer

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....

Art of Design: Decorating with Red

Valentine's Day is upon us, so we should discuss red for decorating. Red is a great color for almost anything: a shiny sports car, lipstick, even an apple or a tomato. It is a stimulant, one so powerful that it can make your heart race and your ...