Scandinavians are always right on the cutting edge of things when it comes to design, and kitchens are no exception. So I dug through my treasure trove of lovely kitchen images to find these five especially beautiful spaces, full of ideas worth stealing for your next renovation.
Category: Home + Lifestyle
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Colorful lights on every street corner, the scent of pine filling the air, all kinds of holiday cheer being passed around. But do you ever find yourself wondering why we do the things we do in the holiday season? Where did all of these traditions come from? Well, pull up a chair and grab a mug of spiced cider (or, you know, mulled wine). We have five classic Christmas traditions to share—and how they got started.
Every decorator feels it. The bah-humbugs after putting away the holiday decorations that so beautifully lit your home for the last month or more. But winter décor doesn’t have to bore.
Check out this photo gallery from HGTV for lovely ideas for decorating your mantel after the stockings are put away.
Go beyond paint
Bored with paint? Good news: There’s a whole world of wall finishes to explore. In 1996, Adrienne Wannamaker was working as an art director when she offered to help a friend finish a mural commission for a client’s master bathroom. The experience made her “fall in love with decorative finishes,” she says.
Whether you work in a tiny cubicle, the corner of your bedroom, a spacious corner office or a fully customized home workspace, your desk is likely a source of both stress and germs.
Holiday decorating and restraint don’t always go together, but that doesn’t mean your Christmas tree can’t be as tasteful and minimal as you see fit. If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays in a streamlined, minimal way, look no further than these 10 beautifully trimmed minimalist Christmas trees, six of which showcase one of our all-time favorite tree stand alternatives.
The battle with winter is a long one, fraught with snow and cold. If you need a couple more arrows in your quiver, check out these 25 household practices that help you keep you warm as the temperatures drop, save time in the freezing mornings before work, and hopefully conserve energy during the dark months. Individually they don’t sound like much, but collectively they help you kick winter’s butt to the curb.
When it comes to the Thanksgiving table, the food could be considered half of the experience. Other key ingredients include the table setting itself, family, and friends. On the eve of the big meal, event stylist (Jeune Amour Events) and interior designer (Twelve Chairs) Courtney Webster shows us some easy, non-traditional ways to dress the table for the event. (Next week we also took a look at the loft she shares with her husband in Providence, Rhode Island.)