Before hitting the beach, fill a pail with everything you'll need for a quiet afternoon on the sand, like a fluffy beach towel, sunscreen and your favorite book. Keep it handy so you can escape to your backyard oasis anytime — and don't forget your mai tai.
Expand your definition of what constitutes "art." A vintage scarf beautifully framed, makes a great focal point and is a wonderful way to incorporate a meaningful heritage item into an Heirloom design scheme.
The holiday season is stressful enough without feeling like you have to go shopping for decor for every party. Just use what you have on hand: things you love and things that have been collected over time. Ultimately, the look created with those items will be more interesting than a bunch of trendy holiday decor picked up at a store.
A concrete slab is repurposed as a coffee table in this eclectic living room. Its neutral rustic simplicity serves as a foil for the contemporary black-and-white striped rug and traditional slipcovered sofa.