Photo via One Kings Lane, Vaughn Miller Studio We’ll admit it — we’re suckers for a little romance. Bring on the moonlit walks, candlelit dinners, The Notebook! But when it comes to decorating, it gets tricky. How do you set the stage for romance without going too girly?  What’s the line between boudoir and brothel when it comes to the bedroom? We’re here to show you how to embrace your inner romantic at home without going overboard. 1. A neutral color palette and minimal patterns are key. While red and pink are great for roses, they’re

Photo from Alan & Ann Homes The mantlepiece is the focal point of any room, the perfect place to display art, mementos, mirrors and more. But creating a well styled mantel is almost as tricky as building a roaring fire. So we teamed up with Laurel & Wolf designer Luca Pepitone to answer your burning fireplace styling questions. Read on to get the hippest hearth in town. Rule #1: Play with the mantel’s architectural details The architectural style of your mantle can play into the style of your design, but it shouldn’t fully determine it. Instead use it as a place to

You don’t have to be a literary master to understand that there’s comfort in surrounding yourself with books. But before you try to emulate the reading rainbows of Pinterest, it’s important to figure out what your bookcase style is. Is your bookcase brimming with books? Or are you partial to a sparser styling job? Or maybe you want to highlight your collection of art and decorative items? No matter your preference, get ready to strike your best shelfie, because these bookcase styling tricks will put your local library to shame.

Image via El Ramla Hamra A living room without a coffee table is like a car without a steering wheel — it just doesn’t work. Where else do you eat dinner while marathon-watching the Bachelorette? Or display those sweet hardcover books you haven’t gotten around to reading? If sofas are the anchors of a living room, then coffee tables are the centerpieces. Not only do they fill awkward space, but they can add a surprising dose of creativity to a room when you opt for something a little different. From vintage chests to drumsets,

Via Canadian Design Firm, Yabu Pushelberg Have you ever wondered what exactly goes down at the Summer Games when the Olympians are off duty? Both on and off the sporting arena, the Olympics are a time for countries to strut their stuff and celebrate their national pride. From multicultural exhibitions to electronic dance parties, the National Houses are the place to be as soon the final buzzer sounds. These are the amazing country-sponsored Hospitality Houses around Rio de Janeiro that deserve a gold medal in our design Olympics. Which are

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