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Bringing Rooms to Life With Portraits

We used Morrison Hotel Gallery's fine art music photography to illustrate five fresh ways to incorporate portraits around the home.

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Custom Furniture for Under $1K? Alright, Then.

Design newcomer Inside Weather brings the custom furniture industry to a friendly place—design process, customization options, price point, and all.

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The Business of Second Homes: Designer Jess Cooney Makes it Hers to Know How We Live and Play

Interior designer Jess Cooney has made a business of understanding the second home, and making sense of function and beauty is what she calls her secret superpower.

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Best Micro Getaways for Design Lovers

Twelve of the very best small inns and B&Bs perfect for the design lover. These guest houses leave no detail behind, every need and comfort of their guests seen to, their environments impeccably dressed.

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Kitchen Design Trends 2019

House Method talked to six design experts to predict the kitchen trends we’ll see in the new year.

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Meet the Designer Whose Kitchens Feel Like Living Rooms

The first thing you’ll notice about Susan Serra’s designs is that her kitchens feel remarkably like thoughtful and inviting living spaces.

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Deep, Rich & Dusty: Best Interior Paint Colors for 2019

The House Method editors choose their favorite interior paint colors for the new year. See the best new neutrals, blues, reds, greens, and blacks.

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The Year Ahead:
6 Home Updates to Make in 2019

Master quality, style, and local and ethical sourcing. See our editor’s picks for the best in 2019 style.

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The Design Lover’s Guide to Richmond

If Virginia is for lovers, then Richmond is for design lovers. The ultimate Richmond travel guide for design lovers. Where to stay, play, eat, drink, and shop in beautiful spaces.

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Getting It Right: Forging the Client–Designer Relationship

“Finding the right designer is more like dating than most people realize. It’s not just about the looks, it’s about personality, communication, and mutual respect. The partnership is what I love most about this process.”

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The Design Lover’s Guide to Nashville

When no one was looking, Nashville up and got ultra cool on us. In this design lover’s guide to Nashville, we highlight the top spots to eat, drink, shop, stay, and play.

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The Art of the Window Treatment: Choosing the Right Shades, Drapes, and Blinds

It’s time to stop ignoring the art of window styling. Builder-standard economy mini blinds are doing no one any favors. Ian Gibbs of The Shade Store weighs with his tips on choosing drapes, blinds, and shades for both beauty and functionality in your home.

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Best Boutique Hotels for Design Lovers 2018

See our top picks for the best boutique properties across the county for the design enthusiast. Some are bold and statement-making, others understated and subdued, all of them worth the experience of taking in the design.

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Best Recipes for Kitchen Wallpaper

With wallpaper making a huge comeback, House Method outlines how to spice up kitchens of all kinds with wallpaper. Plus some tips and tricks to ensure that it’s always fresh, never stale.

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Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year Is Straight Out of 1972

Sherwin-Williams 2019 color of the year is Cavern Clay, an earthy, ruddy shade that's a little bit Southwestern dessert, a little bit Wonder Years. See the rich new color and get styling ideas.

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9 Ways to Incorporate Concrete into Your Home

Create a fresh, modern, and industrial look in your home with concrete countertops and walls, or smaller accent pieces like concrete side tables or bookends. Check out nine of our favorite ideas.

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Fall 2018 Interior Design Trend Predictions

Take a look at these 10 fall interior design predictions. Think deeper hues, metallic accents, and large pendant lights. We talked to a few interior design experts and got their take on the trends that are going to take off this season.

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Want to Bobby Berk Your Home? Here’s How

Design staples and favorite brands of Queer Eye’s interior design pro, Bobby Berk. Get tips for capturing his inspired style and learn how to see the potential of your space like a pro.

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How to Redesign Your Home Without Spending a Dime

We talked to Carole Marcotte, the lead designer and creative force behind Form and Function, a full-service interior design firm and storefront in Raleigh, NC, and got her take on redesigning your home with what you already have.

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Architectural Basics:
Modern Architecture

Modern architecture emerged over the first half of the twentieth century and evolved into the streamlined, form-follows-function aesthetic we know and continue to love. We explore the origins of this architectural school and its most famous gems.

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Architectural Basics:
Cape Cod Houses

With their simple, charming design, Cape Cod–style cottages are among the most recognizable and enduring house styles in America. Learn about the history and key elements that make up a Cape Cod house.

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13 Walk-In Closet Ideas

Though your walk-in closet may be small, there are still ways to give it character. Here are 13 walk-in closet ideas that will help you declutter clothes and accessories, maximize storage space, create a more efficient layout, and transform the look and feel of your space.

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Small Apartment Decorating Ideas

Form and function, meet design. With such little space in your apartment, balance is important to create a space that is both efficient and useful. Here are our top decorating tips for apartment dwellers, room by room.

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Wall Styling: An Interview with Mason Lane Art Advisory Founder Katharine Earnhardt

Too often, wall art is an afterthought when decorating our homes. But when chosen carefully, the right wall art can provide character for an entire room. We interviewed Katharine Earnhardt, founder of Mason Lane Art Advisory, a Brooklyn-based wall styling firm, and learned the best practices for styling walls.

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Entryway Inspiration from All Angles

The first impression of a home is made the second you step through the front door. See our favorite entryways from all angles and learn how to set a welcoming tone for your home.

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7 Most Unique Lighting Brands for Your Home

Adding a unique light fixture to your home can instantly make it more stylish. From glistening chandeliers that illuminate your dining room to modern light sconces that serve as wall décor, here are seven lighting brands worth considering.

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Front Stairs Inspiration

Exterior stairs have the potential to really contribute to your home's curb appeal. From floating concrete stairs to stone porch steps, here are 10 ideas for your home's front stairs.

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7 Nursery Décor Ideas

Are you tired of the traditional pink and blue nursery and wanting to personalize your newborn's room? From soft colors to statement walls to personalized artwork, here are seven nursery décor ideas for your home.

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More Is More: The Art of Maximalism

Maximalism: when more is actually more. Here’s our take on maximalism and how you can apply this decorating style to your home.

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Best Uses of Wallpaper

From refreshing, floral prints to simple, classic designs, here are 8 best uses of wallpaper from our collection of house tours.

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How to Make a Guest Room
in 48 Hours

When you have unexpected guests due in a few days and a spare bedroom that’s more storage space than guest room, you have to be pretty scrappy. Here's how to create a complete guest room in under a weekend.

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Calico Wallpaper: The Captivating Papers

We hear from Rachel and Nick Cope, the founders of Calico Wallpaper, and get insight into what led them to incorporate paper marbling into their deluxe wallpapers.

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Shower Inspiration
from All Angles

Here’s your shower inspiration from all angles. See our favorites: big or small, luxurious or understated, tiled or wooden, stone, and more.

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Bookshelf Ideas from All Angles

Bookshelf ideas for your home library, chosen by our resident bibliophiles, from upscale wabi-sabi to devil-may-care European chic.

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OLIVIA + POPPY: The Bold Papers

Part one of our wallpaper series: We interviewed Jamie Graney, CEO and founder of OLIVIA + POPPY, and got her take on breaking into the wallpaper industry.

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Flavor Paper: The Handcrafted Papers

We had the opportunity to chat with Kalin Siegwald, manager of creative at Flavor Paper, and learn about the company’s unique wallpaper collections and eco-friendly manufacturing process.

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6 Ways to Decorate
Your Apartment Balcony

Decorate your apartment balcony for warm, festive nights and slow weekend mornings. Here are six ways to decorate your apartment balcony.

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8 Wall Décor Ideas
for Your Home

Had enough of the gallery walls, monotonous paint, and photo grids? Here are eight wall décor ideas that will give your home a little more character.

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The Best and Worst Home Trends of the 2000s

With a resurgence of home trends from the 2000s, there are some that we’re absolutely in love with, but others that should just stay in the past. Here are the best—and worst—home trends from the 2000s.

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Outdoor Kitchen
Configuration and Design Ideas

With outdoor kitchen season among us, here’s everything you need to know about building and designing your outdoor space, from design and configuration to safety considerations.

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Introducing Wall++: The
Wall of the Future

Get the inside scoop on Wall++, an ordinary wall turned smart wall that can control light levels, track users’ touch, and monitor appliance activity in rooms.

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Coffee Table Inspiration

Coffee tables are meant for holding more than just coffee. Handpicked from our favorite house tours, here’s your dose of coffee table inspiration.

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Home Office Inspiration
from All Angles

Get creative with the home office space you have and transform your mundane and ordinary work environment into a creative and productive sanctuary. Here are six of our favorite home offices.

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One Laundry Room
to Rule Them All

Take a look inside one of the most marvelous laundry rooms we've seen. This clean space will have you getting excited over Tide ads.

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The Imminent Rise of Wabi-Sabi and What It Means About Our Obsession with Our Homes

The Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, the acceptance and even embrace of the imperfect and incomplete, is back in vogue this year for those who are just tired of folding the laundry. So what does this say about our obsession with having beautiful homes?

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Best Home Bars from All Angles

See our favorite home bars for every house method: mid-century modern, traditional eclectic, urban contemporary, farmhouse traditional, and more.

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Chip and Joanna Gaines: Behind the Design (That Made Them Famous)

Chip and Joanna Gaines are back with a new show: Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. We take a closer look at their famous style and how they set a new tone for the industry.

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10 Tips to
Make the Most of
Small Space Living

From design to storage and organization, small space living offers unique challenges and wonderful opportunities. Take your small space from claustrophobic to cozy with these 10 essential tips.

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Deconstructing Design Star Decor: How TV’s Elite Create a Home

We analyzed 10 HGTV and DIY Network shows to reveal the top styles, most-used colors, and must-have furniture accents used by TV's design stars. Learn how today's design elite approach home design.

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5 Principles of
Minimalist Decorating

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” Learn the five basic principles of minimalist decorating for great, transparent style.

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Preservation Matters:
An Interview with
Rob Emerson
of Preservation Durham

Hear from Rob Emerson of Preservation Durham about the importance of historic residential preservation—what historic designation means for community preservation and homeownership.

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Decorating Kids’ Rooms: An Interview with Interior Designer Beth Barden

Interior designer Beth Barden of designPOST Interiors gives us her take on decorating kids’ bedrooms for their tastes now and later.

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Pocket Neighborhoods: Fostering Community with Shared Space

Explore the idea of life in a pocket neighborhood, learning about everything involved, from the benefits of community interaction to the challenges of zoning.

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How to Spruce Up Your Home for $300 or Less: An Interview with Adrienne Hubbard

We sat down with Adrienne Hubbard of Crafty Little Gnome for her take on how to spruce up and even increase the resale value of your home for less than $300.

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Minimalist Dining Spaces
in Six Styles

Think again if you believe minimalist dining spaces are reserved only for trendy cafés. Minimalism isn’t limited to industrial meets monochrome. Create a minimalist dining space out of any design style—even romantic.

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5 Wall Texture Techniques
for Your Home

From stucco finishes to board-formed concrete, we consider traditional and modern wall texture techniques and give you the top five options for your home.

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Decorating for Fall—
Without Pumpkins

No need to default to the same autumn decorations year after year. Try these natural elements—completely pumpkin free—in your fall decor.

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How to Create a Home Yoga or Meditation Studio: An Interview with a Yoga Teacher

Learn how to create a peaceful, simple home yoga studio or meditation room that fits your space and your practice.

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What to Know About Planting and Caring for Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are stunning, late-blooming shrubs that are surprisingly easy to grow and care for. They come in a myriad varieties and return year after year in beautiful blooms.

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