Interior Design

Before and After: Small Changes Work Together to Transform a Basic Bedroom for $650

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing. Breaking a large room that needs a revamp into small one- or two-day projects can be a great way to make a big redo feel less overwhelming. This kind of piecemeal makeover proves that a small project can make a big difference, too. Not everything needs to be complete all at once, and not every makeover requires demo.
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Tree Hugger

Architect's Prefabricated Home Uses Fungi to Protect Its Exterior

Every now and then, here on Treehugger, we cover interesting specimens of architecture that architects build as residences for themselves and their families. Some might be low-carbon homes that are carved out of heritage-status structures, while others might be modern live-work spaces converted out historic microapartments, or even low-cost affairs built out of repurposed vehicles like this architecture student's bus home. Whatever they may be, it's always fascinating to see how such projects are conceived, designed, and built.

The Sister Site of One of Our Favorite Furniture Brands Is Having a Huge Sale on Sofas, Beds, and Dining Tables

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing. The best time to upgrade your furniture is when you can snag it at a deep, deep discount. If you’ve been looking to swap out your sofa, bed, or even your dining room set, look no further. Edloe Finch, the sister brand to editor-fave Albany Park, is a Black-owned company that sells not just super-chic sofas but also furniture for nearly every room in the home. You’ll find chairs, bed frames, coffee tables, and more to refresh any space with sophisticated flair. Even better, Edloe Finch is having a huge Memorial Day Sale with discounts on select furniture for your bedroom, dining room, and living room. Now through June 1, shoppers can use the code MDAY10 for 10 percent off orders up to $1,000, and the code MDAY12 for 12 percent off orders $1000 and up. And yes, that’s on top of the sale price!

Gold-Green Marble and Dolce Vita Dolomite Bring the Groove Back to This ’70s Home

There was no question in Natalie Myers’s mind that the Saltillo tile floors in her clients’ Spanish-style Bel-Air home were staying. “I’ve been flipping through a lot of books with photos of celebrities in the 1970s partying in Malibu and the canyons—almost all the houses had these cool floors with white stucco walls and exposed beam ceilings,” says the designer. “I’m like, this is a party I would want to attend!” The Veneer Designs founder isn’t the only interior pro who felt this way about the space’s groovy floors. The home had previously been touched by two other designers, the latest one being Ginny Macdonald from Emily Henderson Design Studio.
Real Simple

This Amazon Hub Is Full of Coastal Grandmother Decor to Help You Channel Your Inner Nancy Meyers Character

You know the scene: A woman sits on a cream-colored sofa, surrounded by gray knit blankets and sea-colored plush pillows, her pedicure in a sophisticated mauve pink as polished as the beige cashmere wrap cardigan and white turtleneck she's cocooned in while lounging under a lush glow of afternoon sun. Her hair frames her cheekbones just so, and she's wearing clear-framed glasses that she pulls over her head when her children finally pull up to the driveway for a weekend visit. Light fills her airy living room, where sea glass vases dot tabletops while hardcover books—volumes of them—line the walls from floor to ceiling.

Step Inside Ken Fulk’s Cinematic Universe

“I was a weird little kid,” says AD100 interior designer Ken Fulk. “I always saw the world in a cinematic fashion.” Fulk, the man behind the Chrysler Building’s sky-high Deco Cloud Club, as well as a member’s club in Boston’s tony Back Bay—both of which capture the spirit of Gilded Age glamour—learned how to set a scene by watching the masters at work. “The Bond villain house from Live and Let Die,” he reels off, calling from his house in Provincetown as waves lap at the dock and his dogs splash around. “The over-the-top lifestyle of Auntie Mame and the set changes of her apartment. Vincente Minnelli reruns of Meet Me in St. Louis. I went to see Grease like seven or eight times because I was just enthralled by those sort of childhood summer blockbusters.”

Emily Henderson's Top Design Tips for Renters

It's well known that design guru Emily Henderson is chock full of useful tips for those who wish to add more oomph to their home. After all, Henderson's own spaces are impeccably designed, boasting plenty of bright colors, clever DIYs, and family-friendly touches—what more could one want? If you can't get enough of Henderson's home advice, you're in luck—in addition to sharing decorating and lifestyle-related tips each day on Style By Emily Henderson, the creative has a new book out this month.

12 Music Room Ideas to Fuel Your Creative Side

Whether you're a novice or a practiced professional, a music room provides an escape to relax and learn. Create a personalized setup that limits distraction and offers everything you need to comfortably practice, teach, listen, or play. These music room ideas will help you design an inspiring space to jam out or hone your skills.

Nearly Half of Interior Design Budgets Are Going to This Decor Style

It’s no secret why designers love vintage finds—they infuse a space with character, they’re sustainable, and by virtue of being already manufactured,you don’t have to wait four-plus months for them to arrive at your doorstep. What you might find surprising though, is that nearly half of decorators’ budgets go toward these unique furnishings, according to the annual Interior Designers Survey from online marketplace Chairish. Gathered from over 2,000 responses, industry pros revealed that 45 percent of their residential project budgets (which average around $270,000 in scope, by the way) are allocated for vintage furnishings and decor.

30+ Wicker Furnishings and Accessories for Bringing the Outdoors In

Humans have been making wicker furniture for millennia (since the ancient Egyptians bent reeds into chairs and chests, in fact), which begs the question: What more is there to possibly add to a thousands-of-years-old design conversation?. A lot, as it happens. The technique of weaving pliable plants and synthetic fibers...