How designers get ready for the holiday season

We partnered with Ivy to select seven savvy designers to answer all your holiday décor conundrums and find out how they get ready for the busiest season of the year. Elizabeth Mercer What immediately say​s​ “holiday” and​ transforms a​ room? A bit of shimmer, candles, and a cozy throw. When in need for a quick…

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Viyet 8: Statement Rugs That Make The Room

When choosing a rug, many of us focus on durability — specifically, how well the material used in the design will hold up to wear-and-tear, or if the color chosen makes sense for your lifestyle. (For example, a family with young children and pets wouldn’t be likely to choose a fine silk rug in white.)…

Look We Love: Gothic-Chic Furniture And Accessories

The “Gothic” look might bring to mind dark interiors that go heavy on the wood, wrought iron, velvet, and dark colors. While this is somewhat true — a look at any Gothic castle will confirm the stereotype — a few pieces in the style can go a long way in a home. Gothic décor adds…

Eat, Drink, And Be Giving: Bold Updates For Living Rooms

Before the social season picks up, it’s time to take a look at the spaces where guests will linger longest. In our new series, “Eat, Drink, And Be Giving”, we’re going room by room to help get your home ready for all your upcoming gatherings. Today, we’re focusing on the living room, a space where…

Fall Color Trends

Paint is arguably the most crucial player in any design, which is why we’re thankful for our friends at Paintzen, whose impeccable service removes the headache of booking a professional paint job. Inspired by their 5 hottest colors for fall, we’ve created stylish vignettes to showcase just how well these hues mix with your favorite…

5 Ways To Make A Statement With Seating

One of the easiest ways to give your living room a new look is to change the way you arrange your furniture. There are a number of tricks designers use for furniture placement in the living room, but the best is to create a conversation grouping with accent chairs. (The next best trick? Pulling the…

Designer Profile: Marc Normand Gelinas

Marc Normand Gelinas is best known for his classic and inviting designs, reflecting his knowledge of color, scale, and art. He believes that each project should reflect the personality and personal style of each client, giving them a well-designed, comfortable, and functional space. What inspired this career path for you?  When I was 13, I…