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It's rumored that Oscar Wilde said on his deathbed, "It's the wallpaper or me. One of us has to go." Historically, wallpaper has been the poor relation in the world of the decorative arts, as it sits in the background and is often fragile and difficult to work with. But today's wallpaper can play a vital role in decorating,...
Room of the Day: A Walk Through the Redwoods
Anyone who has ever been hiking along the California coast on a foggy day knows that not all forests are the same color. The redwoods near the Pacific Ocean can be shrouded in mist, rendering their needles more muted gray than kelly green. It’s that...
8 Elegant Ideas for a Stairway Wall
The wall below a flight of stairs can be one of the most awkward spaces in the house. Not only does the slope of the stairs make choosing furnishings for this area difficult, but often the wall is adjacent to a closet door as well. Here are eight...
A Tiny Powder Room Gets a Map-tastic Look
A utility closet, a stack of maps and an open-minded client who loved happy and cheerful design inspired interior designer Tracey Stephens to go map...
Bulletproof Decorating: How to Pick the Right Kind of Paint
Although there’s no such thing as an indestructible interior, there are steps you can take to make your home stand up better to kids and pets. One key element is the kind of paint you choose. The right blend, finish and color can make a difference in...
12 Dreamy Accent Walls for Baby’s Room
Decorating your nursery — especially for your first child — might be the most personal home decor project you take on. You’re building a nest to protect and soothe the little one you’ve been dreaming of, so of course you’ll want to create the...
Is It Time to Take Down That Wallpaper?
There comes a time in many homeowners’ lives when a papered wall simply must go. Maybe you’re moving into a new home and can’t stand paisley, or perhaps your child is growing up and no longer wants cutesy animals cavorting across the walls. Whatever...
10 Creative Ideas for Eye-Catching Walls
Looking to freshen up your walls? Why not try something new, like swapping out plain artwork mats for colorful ones or hanging floor tiles or a giant knot as art? Here you’ll find 10 creative ways to wake up your walls.
Bling Where It’s Least Expected
Anyone who’s ever gone fishing with a flashy lure or held a baby while wearing blingy earrings knows that shiny things are attractive. There’s a magnetic draw to them. In fact, recent...
Top It Off: Wallpapered Ceilings Take the Eye High
Wallpaper’s moment may indeed be over — because it’s starting to look more like a wallpaper decade. What might have appeared to be a fleeting love affair seems as if it may be here to stay. And just when you thought you’d seen wallpaper installed...
13 Low-Commitment Ways to Play With Pattern
Pattern is everywhere. All you need to do is look around. But like a melting snowflake, pattern can be fleeting. Some of the most interesting applications I have found are temporary, and others are downright ephemeral. The most obvious addition...
Fabric: The Unsung Wall-Decorating Hero
While textiles may not top the list of things we consider when filling a blank wall, they’re awesome ammunition in a design arsenal.
Get a Wallpaper Look With a Hand-Painted Touch
I love to draw inspiration from anywhere I can. A while back I came across the Ashbury Mosaic tile by Walker Zanger. I loved the...
13 Creative Ways With Patterned Wallpaper
With the interest in midcentury modern design extending into a revival of design from the ’60s and now the ’70s, the popularity of patterned and textured wall coverings has exploded. Plain white walls are giving way to birch forests, rambling trellis...
Considering Wallpaper? Here's How to Get Started
Just a few years ago, wallpaper was considered a fusty relic of another era. But in recent years, it’s come roaring back, riding a wave of popularity fueled by improved selection, an interest in textured...
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