Work Smarter: 8 Ways to Boost Focus in a Home Office

Hardly anyone has sufficient nourishment to totally ignore what’s happening around them. That is because paying attention to anything that might endanger or otherwise affect our lives in any way was vital to people’ premature survival. Even now our schooling prevents us from completely focusing on a job when others are in view or earshot. […]

A More Perfect Union: Materials and When Space Harmonize

How does one compose architecture? What are the instruments? What are the attributes? Is it possible to define, or like most great art, does it just strike an undefinable gem? In previous ideabooks I have researched the importance of simplicity for a caliber of successful architecture in addition to the significance of completing great architecture […]

On Trend: Engineered Nordic Furniture Gets Around

A simple circle could be a lot of things. Whether it’s the sunlight above the plate onto a circular dinner table, the ring is definitely a part of our daily lives. Designers frequently take a simple shape and use it as a point of departure. These Nordic mirror and furniture designs have grabbed that ring […]

Designer Sketch: Josh McCullar

Meet Josh McCullar, 34, a Richmond designer for SMBW Architects now working on a modern home on a 21-acre woodland hillside overlooking a lake in Goochland County, Virginia. “The home is going to be an aperture through which to view the landscape, the changing of seasons, and a silent refuge for the owners,” he states. […]

Expert Talk: Dreaming of a Daybed

If you believed that daybeds were just pieces of furniture you stuck into rooms where a standard bed may not fit, this is your wake-up call. Those shown here are actual statement pieces and were motivated by an excellent view, teens having a keen sense of style and just a hip senior. Dawn Hearn Interior […]

Professional Chat: 11 Desk Designs

“Utilitarian” may be the first word that springs to mind when you think of desks. And while they need to serve a practical purpose, there is no reason desks can not also be sleek, beautiful or even pretty in pink. These ideas can help you to get the best of both worlds. Gates Interior Design […]

How to Choose a New Town

Where we live affects so much in our own lives: the job we find, the friends we have, the activities we enjoy and even our health. If you’re considering a big move — whether you’re moving to get work, to be near family or just because you’re craving a change of scenery — following the […]

How to Prep for a Holiday Party at One Week

During the holidays, when weekends book up fast with workplace parties, cocktail gatherings and kids’ events, an informal, spontaneous get-together could result in a refreshing change of pace. Or perhaps you’ve simply procrastinated, despite the fact that you’ve known since Labor Day that 30 of your closest relatives are coming to celebrate Hanukkah with you. […]

Great Design Plant: Crape Myrtle

One of my favorite things about living in the American South is that crape myrtles grow. This exceptional tree has year-round interest, with its sculptural shape, several stems, long-lasting flowers and gorgeous exfoliating bark. In Atlanta, our crape myrtle population is extremely high, since the city went mad and implanted 1,000 of them across the […]

Sectional Ottoman: Matchmaking Tips

Ottomans are an extra luxury to some sectional, but they come in numerous shapes, sizes and fashions that choosing one can be overpowering. Picking the proper ottoman to your modular sofa depends upon the configuration and the look that you would like to achieve; you wish to find one which has the right scale height […]