A proper lighting fixture really sets the tone for a room, and it can serve as the focal point for any space in the house. One of my favorite interior design trends right now is sculptural lighting. These unique fixtures are a mix of function (they are lights, right?) and art, with their beautiful bold
Color combinations this year are just about as stunning as they get! And now that I’m aware of them I’m seeing them in nature and fashion as well as in magazine pages and houses all over. These are three of the hottest color combinations of 2015: Chartreuse + Lavender This is the most muted and
Spring is finally here! I am so excited to be able to spend time outside and, most importantly, to entertain! Outdoor dinner soirees are so much fun and really get people ready for summer. But what is an outdoor dinner without a perfect centerpiece? Flowers are always in vogue during the summertime, but get creative
A headboard done right can be a great focal point for a bedroom. Headboards are no longer just wood or metal framing behind the bed; now they are beautiful pieces of art, any of which you can create yourself! Here are seven of my favorite headboard concepts from around the web:
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
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
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.