Just like how kitchens tend to be the center of the home when you entertain, the fireplace is the gathering spot in the wintertime, especially if you live in Minnesota like I do. Because people tend to gather around the warm, cozy fireplace, it’s important to make it the real focal point of whatever room
It’s great to have a beautiful bedroom, but the most time you spend in the bedroom is sleeping, so it should be designed to help you sleep! I love all kinds of colors in the bedroom but I find that a calming shade of blue is very conducive to a relaxing sleep. Here are 10
Baby showers can be done really well, but they can start to look a little tacky, too. Having a baby is such a big deal and the event should be celebrated with style. I’ve seen many great ideas for throwing an elegant baby shower, and here are 10 of my favorites:
Whether you have a New Year’s resolution you’re committed to following or you want to do a remodeling project, January is the absolute best time to take on a big change like this. Here are three big reasons to consider starting something new next month: 1. Designing Takes Time The designing and planning process take
The holidays are officially here and many of us will be hosting friends and family. If you’re having guests over it’s important to make sure they are properly taken care of. Plus, who doesn’t want to be the best host around? Here are five tips that I think will make you shine as a host
The holidays can be stressful enough without having to worry about decorating. But since decorating is so much fun I thought I’d post a blog with three easy tips for beautiful holiday decorating. Tip # 1: Bring the Outside In Mother nature produces some of the most magnificent holiday decorations, like fruit, eucalyptus, branches and
The internet is ablaze with all kinds of fun trends we can expect to see in kitchens next year. Metal hoods, wooden kitchen cabinets and oil-rubbed bronze finishes are just a couple of the many concepts kitchens will soon be flooded with. As usual, I dug up my very favorite trends so you can get
It’s not too late to plan the perfect table for Thursday’s big meal! Some trends for this year’s Thanksgiving table are paper tablecloths to write names on for seating purposes, the menu painted on a pumpkin and cute little jars to prompt giving thanks. If you’re still looking for ideas to spice up your dinner
Nowadays backsplashes come in virtually every size, shape, color and texture. There are so many cool concepts out there for backsplashes that I found 10 I want to share with all of you. From pressed stainless steel to swanky translucent agate, there is definitely a unique, innovative backsplash idea out there for you.
While the rest of the world is turning digital, why wouldn’t something like window shades do the same? It turns out roman shades with digital images on them are really trendy right now, and you can see why! Also on the trend radar are curtains with natural materials and fabric roman shades. Let’s take a
Upholstered walls are a really fun way to add depth to a room while making it dramatic, serene and quiet. My favorite rooms in the house for upholstered walls are the dining room, the bedroom and the library (or office – whatever you call it!) Better Homes and Gardens has some good information on how
We spend a lot of time in our kitchens eating, cooking and entertaining, so we might as well make the most of it, right? Some trends hitting the kitchens next year include live slab center islands, big, bold appliances and lacquered cabinets. You can really take these in any direction, but I searched for some
Like I said in my first 2015 pattern trend post (http://tiffanyhankendesign.com/2015-pattern-trend-watch/), next year is going to be a treat for the eyes! Tribal, aquatic and microscopic prints made the list on that post. This time around I’m talking about watercolor, floral and high definition nature prints. They are all colorful and they blend together magnificently.
Fall is such a lovely time to spend time outdoors. Even if you’re not entertaining, it’s nice to have a great outdoor setup for you to enjoy some personal time – be it for reading, taking a nap or enjoying a glass of wine. Since fall is (unfortunately) so short, it isn’t essential to re-do
We all know that attics make great storage spaces, but they have so much more potential than just a home for boxes! With some good styling and a little work you can transform your attic into any number of rooms. There is a plethora of ideas out there but I rounded up some fun examples