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As we bid 2013 adieu and welcome the new year, our minds are focused on goal-setting and new beginnings. While many New Year’s resolutions revolve around diet and fitness, there are also plenty of goals for remodeling and redecorating the home. Just like fashion, interior design trends tend to come and go. Here are the top predicted design trends for 2014: 1. Mixing old and new. Mixing decor themes has gained in popularity, evidenced by all the “modern rustic” homes we...

The dressers in your bedroom are easily overlooked. They’re not seen by most house guests, making them a target for clutter and laundry. But your dresser is another way to put your personal style on display. Here are a few ideas for styling yours: Go minimalistic. Set a small stack of books in one corner and a potted plant or a vase of fresh flowers in the other. Set an antique mirror on top and balance it against the wall. Go rustic....

We’re entering winter’s midst, when even the warmest cities in America feel a chill in the air. During these darker months, it’s nice to have a warm, cozy bedroom we can retreat to at the end of the day. If your master bedroom is more cold than comfortable, read on. The best way to create a cozy bedroom is to add warmth—not in temperature, but in color. You can paint the walls a warm hue or a cozy charcoal gray—or, if...

Hosting a New Year’s Eve party is a fun way to get your friends together and celebrate new beginnings. This year, steer clear of the tried-and-true party themes and get creative to give everyone a party they’ll always remember. Here are some unique New Year’s Eve party ideas that will help you stage your home for a styling New Year’s Eve: When you send out your party invitations, ask your guests to include a few of their favorite songs with their...

You’ve spent way too long searching for recipes, shopping for groceries, cleaning your home and creating your playlists not to have an exceptional holiday party this year. But when it comes time for your guests to gather, you’ll find that they’ll spend most of their time around the food table. Here’s how to create an eye-catching, fabulous, functional buffet-style party table: Begin with the basics. Make sure there is enough room on the table to accommodate all of your dishes. Caracole...

If you’re hosting this year’s holiday dinner, you’ll want to spend extra time making sure your dining room table is decked out in festive flair. This will give your friends and family an extra-special dining experience, setting the mood for holiday cheer and making your delicious meal look even better. Here are three ideas for holiday tablescapes based on the theme of your dining room’s decor: 1. Rustic: If you have reclaimed wood furniture and a rustic dining room, consider a...

Hosting a holiday party for your family and friends always seems like a great idea. But as the date draws near, you may find that you are more stressed out than you are excited. But it doesn’t have to be that way. These ten tips will help you enjoy your holiday gathering as much as your guests with minimal stress and maximum fun. 1. Make a master list you can keep in your phone or on your computer. This may be...

Decorating with mirrors will do so much for your home that they’re an absolute must-have for your interiors. But there’s so much more to a mirror than simply hanging it on the living room wall (though we also love that look). Here is a list of five unique ways to decorate your space with mirrors: 1. Layered with an empty picture frame. Place a large mirror above your fireplace mantel, then set an elegant empty picture frame against it. You will...

Did you know that color can have a huge impact on your mood? It’s true: colors can be used to energize us, calm us or soothe us. Being surrounded by the right colors can be beneficial to your well being. Decorating your home with the right hues can be a wonderful tool for making your living space a calming, relaxing retreat. In Feng Shui, colors are used to bring different types of energy into the home: red for passion, yellow for...

Hosting overnight guests is common during the holiday season due to the frequent overnight travel required. Making sure your guests feel comfortable in your home will help them enjoy the holiday. You’ll feel more relaxed, too, knowing your loved ones have all the comforts of home. Give your home a thorough cleaning, but don’t worry about everything being perfect—it never will be! A good smell in the air is an unconscious cue to everyone that something good is in store for...