Plastic paint palettes that can be found at craft stores make for great individual decoration trays. This is a great way to give kids their own set of supplies and keep arguments over the sprinkles to a minimum!
Peacock feathers were the inspiration for the Christmas tree and decorations in rock star Dee Snider's home. Metallic shades of blue and green with gold accents can be found on the tree as well as the wreaths, stockings and staircase garland.
The holidays call for peppermint, so decorate your next Creme de Menthe martini with peppermint ribbon candy, found at specialty candy shops or online. The classic combo of red and green is a no-brainer!
To make this small home office seem bigger, designers added oversized gray and white horizontal stripes. Then, they brought in a round table and decorated it with various found objects. Finally, they brought in a geometric light fixture and blue and white rug for color and texture.
TriplePoint Design Build chose an updated take on 1920s style with its redesign of this master bathroom in dramatic black and white. The pops of color found in the decorative flower arrangements provide contrast against the more minimalist theme but still help cultivate a sleek and sophisticated look.
HGTV Star contestant Brooks Atwood gathered this collection of vases and vessels to decorate the dining table, but both Sabrina and Vern found it over-accessorized. "It’s better to have one great item than a bunch of items that are fighting with each other," Vern said.
This Miami garden is also an outdoor gallery for art and other decorative objects sourced from around the world. Florida oolite, Caribbean coral, Indonesian limestone, Tibetan granite, Indian teak and Turkish travertine are some of the exotic materials and textures found in this small but beautiful yard.
In this Mediterranean-style living room, the ottoman is decorated with nailhead trim in a floral design. The composition stone fireplace holds a collection of antiques: a pair of architectural masks found in Paris, amber Czechoslovakian candlesticks and a sixteenth-century Italian oil of a mother and children.
Windows fill this serene bedroom with natural light. Designer Kristie Barnett decorated with a soft green color palette, with the hue found in everything from the walls to the armchair to the curtains, bed skirt and area rug. Antique-style furniture pieces and a beamed ceiling give the room a charming, live-in character.
One of the ways interior designers add sophistication and timelessness to rooms is by accessorizing with books. Since coffee table books can be pricey, an excellent way to use books as decoration without breaking the bank is to pair high-end books with vintage books found at flea markets, like is done on this table. To maximize an old book’s charm, remove its book jacket to expose the canvas, cloth or paper surface.
The top of this custom table is constructed from reclaimed floor joints found on-site. The long, sturdy piece has industrial-inspired details that fit with the loft-like space, part of a fully restored townhouse in Brooklyn. A collage of black and white photographs creates a decorative statement that defines the dining space and forms a focal point for the room.