Home Decor

PATRICIA ALTSCHUL SHARES THE BEST ADVICE SHE GOT FROM MARIO BUATTA

Arguably the most iconic house in Charleston belongs to Patricia Altschul. The imposing mansion and its formal gardens are hidden behind stone walls and perfectly manicured hedges, but its magnificent interiors are broadcast around the country every week to viewers of Southern Charm, the Bravo reality show in which Altschul stars as the resident grand dame. Her […]

HERE’S HOW VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS SHOULD DECORATE HER NEW OFFICE

Though it’s been months since Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn into office, due to ongoing renovations she is only just now moving into the official Veep residence at Number One Observatory Circle. Given how demanding her job is, we thought we’d help out by putting forth suggestions for her home office design. Here’s what we know about her […]

ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING GILDED AGE MANSIONS IN MANHATTAN IS LISTED FOR $52 MILLION

Following the Civil War, Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue became something of a high society enclave where developers erected palatial mansions on the strip that spans from 59th to 78th Street. In the ensuing years, other wealthy families began to build similar residences just uptown—in what is known today as the Upper East Side—marking the start of […]

Snacktastic! Create the perfect grazing buffet – from mouthwatering pierogi to flavoured syrups

With life starting to return to something like “normal” in the UK, many of us are taking the opportunity to have people over for food. But dinner parties are high-effort affairs that keep the host away from all the fun for an unforgivably long time. What can you do instead? Allow me to present the […]

A STYLE MAVEN AND DIE-HARD NEW YORKER TRIES COUNTRY LIVING ON FOR SIZE

Linda Rodin had to get out of New York. The maverick stylist, model, and entrepreneur had called Manhattan home for decades, and the city was entering its third month in lockdown. Like many people, she began to imagine a life somewhere else. And so Rodin, who grew up on Long Island, began scouting for a place […]

20+ BEYOND-BEAUTIFUL PORCH IDEAS TO TRY THIS FALL

Summer might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to the great outdoors just yet. In fact, fall is the prime time to admire Mother Nature in all her glory. And if you want to make your vantage point even more picturesque, you’ll want to decorate your porch […]

Floors for thought: a Belgian rug-maker’s remarkable house

Carine Boxy laughs as she explains she’s always preferred things a little wild. As a child, growing up in east Flanders in the small town of Deurle, near Ghent, she says she forbade her parents to ever mow their lawn. Communing with nature is something she has passed on to her own children: her son […]

Experience: a stranger secretly lived in my home

In 1995, when I was 20, I moved to Enumclaw, a farming town in the US state of Washington, to be close to my brother and his family. I rented an apartment. My room was on the top floor but on my first night, lying in bed, I heard footsteps above me. Over the months, […]

HOW ONE ITALIAN DESIGNER BROUGHT THE DRAMA TO A SUPER-STYLISH MILAN APARTMENT

he prospect of a gut renovation would for many designers be an enticement. It is, after all, a chance to try new ideas, rehash old ones that weren’t fully realized in past projects, or collaborate anew with an oft-used fabricator. But for Hannes Peer, a Milanese architect and designer whose South Tyrolean roots lend him a […]

THIS DIOR EXECUTIVE’S PARIS APARTMENT IS TRULY A FEAST FOR THE EYES

In a small but exquisite 19th-century building, in the very grand Parisian neighborhood of Passy, Mathilde Favier swings open the door of her newly redesigned apartment, which is, as is she, effervescent, original, and almost absurdly chic. Her hair is a dark blond pixie, her eyes sparkle, and her smile could power a good part […]

WITH A TEXTILE EMPIRE AT THE OWNERS’ FINGERTIPS, THIS HAMPTONS HOME IS A TACTILE PLEASURE

For Andrea Stark, the same principle of generosity that encapsulates her gracious entertaining spirit also served as a guiding force when it came to the creation of her Hamptons home. A devoted philanthropist, Andrea has been a longtime chair of such causes as Citymeals on Wheels, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Tri-County Animal […]

Labour of love: a Victorian workhouse gets a fresh start

As Victorian workhouses go, St Clement’s in Bow, east London, is unexpectedly beautiful. A grand ode to Italianate architecture, the building, which was also a former psychiatric hospital, is relishing its newfound revival as affordable housing, part of a regeneration project by the Greater London Authority. Just metres from the chaos and traffic of Mile […]

10 SPLASHY FLORA AND FAUNA PATTERNS FOR ADORNING CHAIRS, WALLS, AND MORE

Pattern on pattern, color on color—maximalism done right can bring warmth, texture, and personality to any interior. (If you can’t tell, we’re fans of the style.) So when we got a look at the newest collection of wallpapers and fabrics from Harlequin, we were instantly smitten. Known for its colorful, make-you-double-take patterns, the brand has grouped this […]

A COLOR EXPERT TAKES ON A CHIC (AND BUDGET-FRIENDLY!) RENOVATION

Few things signal a new chapter like a stack of moving boxes or a fresh coat of paint. Nicole Gibbons found herself happily saddled with both. The former interior designer and style expert (you may have caught her dispensing style tips on HGTV or Good Morning America) swapped careers to launch her own paint company, Clare—a direct-to-consumer business that, […]

GREEN LACQUER COMPLETELY DOUSES THIS ÜBER-CHIC PARISIAN LOFT

Iwas terrified of anything too ostentatious,” says the owner of this petite loft in a 1910 building in Paris’s 10th arrondissement. Even though he is a well-known player in the French movie business, the man had never worked with a designer to the same degree that he did here with Fabrizio Casiraghi, whom he knows through […]

Chef’s London home merges West African, Japanese and Scandi influences

Culinary expert brings multi-cultural vibe to her Brixton home and garden Dominic Bradbury Sat 10 Jul 2021 17.00 BST Given that chef Carine Ottou moved from place to place so much as a teenager, then as a student and then also during her early working years, it’s no surprise that the idea of home has taken on a […]

Outside edge: a green living space in Paris

Plant-covered walls, pressed ferns and a wraparound terrace put nature at the heart of this 1930s home in the French capital Jo Leevers Sun 18 Jul 2021 08.00 BST Leafy greenery breathes life into all the rooms of Alexa Funès’s 1930s house in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux. “We have nature everywhere,” she says, talking from […]

HIGH CONTRAST EQUALS LOW STRESS IN THIS STRIKING NEW YORK APARTMENT

There are many advantages to the blank slate presented by a recently built apartment. But with such endeavors comes the less obvious hurdle of leaving a personal mark on a space that has none of the patina associated with previous tenants. Kevin Dumais confronted this challenge in a three-bedroom residence he designed in a new building by […]

INSIDE A FOUR-TIME OSCAR-NOMINEE’S COLORFUL HOUSE IN CONNECTICUT

When it comes to interiors, Marsha Mason is a drama queen—literally. After four Academy Award nominations and two Golden Globe wins in the 1970s and ’80s for films like The Goodbye Girl and Only When I Laugh (not to mention a host of Grammy, BAFTA, and Emmy nominations), one should expect a fair amount of histrionics to be on display inside […]

CHRIS CUOMO AND CRISTINA GREEVEN CUOMO’S FAMILY HOME IS ROOTED IN TRADITION AND ELEGANCE

Chris Cuomo, the award-winning journalist and host of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, is no stranger to both sides of the spotlight. The brother of current New York governor Andrew Cuomo and son of former governor Mario Cuomo, he can jump from a 51-story building (he did that on assignment, though securely harnessed), dodge Iraqi fire while […]

FIVE THINGS NOT TO OVERLOOK WHEN SELECTING KITCHEN CABINET COLORS

As with so many elements of your home, kitchen cabinet color offers an array of options. But, since the kitchen is often the space that most blends beauty and utility—and a room where homeowners make some of their biggest investments—it’s important to carefully consider your options…and to look beyond the trends. “While a white kitchen will […]

REFRESHING POOL PARTY IDEAS THAT ARE AFLOAT WITH STYLE

This summer has certainly been a scorcher, and if you’ve been thinking about throwing an unforgettable party in your beautifully designed pool, look no further. (Even if it is with only a handful of guests for now.) We’ve rounded up ideas for a stylish and fun pool party. Read on for the best of everything from pool […]

SEE HOW THIS STORIED HOLLYWOOD HOTEL REGAINED ITS STAR POWER

No hotel quite captures the glamour and history of Tinseltown quite like the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Since it opened in 1927 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the flamboyant Spanish Colonial Revival building has hosted everyone from silent film star Mary Pickford to a pre-fame Marilyn Monroe. It was the venue for the first-ever Oscars in 1929, […]

THIS ELEGANT HOME IN THE BERKSHIRES IS TAILOR-MADE FOR ESCAPE

The Austerlitz house was a disaster. A dizzying hash of sheetrock, nails, and mouse droppings. That’s how David Murphy describes it. Not a pretty picture, which is ironic given that Murphy is ELLE DECOR’s longtime visual director. It’s been over a decade since he and his husband, George Camarda, bought the distressed property on the New York–state […]

MORE IS MORE IN THIS GARGANTUAN, ART-FILLED HOUSE IN THE NEW YORK SUBURBS

Bank of America. Beyoncé. Bubble tea. Some things really are too big to fail. But bringing a 33,000-square-foot house to boisterous, unfussy life is no sure thing. Add to the mix a museum-quality art collection, 24-foot-high ceilings, and a private hockey arena, and you’re one misstep away from a residence that feels larger than livable, […]

THIS HAMPTONS HOME TAKES PATTERN PLAY TO THE MAX

Remy Renzullo was only 26 years old when he was tasked with renovating and reinvigorating every surface of a family’s sprawling home in Southampton, New York, in 2017. That might seem fairly precocious, even by the standards of an American society obsessed with youthfulness. But if you are in need of some old-world glamour that […]

A BOLD HAMPTONS BEACH HOUSE WITH NARY A SHINGLE OR CLAPBOARD IN SIGHT

When Daryl Simon and her husband, Irwin, purchased a rare piece of land in Bridgehampton, New York, for a weekend and summer home, they were clear on one thing: They didn’t want a traditional Hamptons beach house. There would be no homage to the Shingle Style’s steeply peaked rooflines, no Colonial Revival for the 21st […]

YOU’VE NEVER SEEN STAIRCASES LIKE THESE

One fateful day in 2014, a California kitesurfer named Ed Freedman arrived in Maui at his beachfront rental—a quarter-century-old estate house in Paia, a bohemian crossroads on the island’s north shore. He dropped his bags and bounded the 50 or so yards to the sand, a favorite launch for legendary kiters like Laird Hamilton and […]

Selfridges targets new green fingers with in-store garden centres

Selfridges has launched garden centres at its stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham, seeking to capitalise on the gardening boom that accelerated during the pandemic. The retailer said the new centres feature its own-label compost and an exclusive themed clothing range from Prada, and form part of a creative theme for the year called Good […]

Concrete thinking: an astonishing terrace extension

We can’t resist tinkering with our houses. In the 1980s we knocked through rooms and reached into the rafters to add loft extensions. In the 1990s side passages were glassed over and dusty coal cellars became utility rooms. Next came behemoth basement excavations. Now it’s all about the rear. Terraced houses that appear traditional at […]

Bringing home the bacon: retaining character in a converted pigsty

For a builder to have a penchant for Grandma’s 1950s dainty, flowery teacups is somewhat peculiar, but for New Zealander Martin Gane and his English wife, the interior designer Elle Kemp, seeking out the traditional has always been preferable to the new-fangled. Their family home, a listed Victorian pigsty in Gloucestershire, is a masterclass in […]

Share-housing in your 60s: ‘Six of us wanted to do retirement in an extraordinary way’

We are three couples who decided on living together, 16 years ago, in our retirement. The word “retirement” is a loose description as we, like many seniors are incredibly busy, wringing as much as we can out of what’s likely to be­ – what Michael calls – our last quarter. The six of us wanted […]

THE TOP DESIGN TRENDS YOU’LL BE SEEING IN LIVING ROOMS NEXT YEAR

Over the course of 2020, as most of us have spent months sheltering in place, our living rooms have transformed from refuge into multifunctional spaces that now emphasize work, education, entertainment, and hospitality. So as we wrap up what has certainly been one of the most challenging years in modern history, we asked designers and industry veterans what […]

From Russia with love: a couple design their dream house

When husband-and-wife design duo Alexander Kozlov and Anastasia Blagodarnaya acquired a plot of land bordering a pine forest to the south of Moscow, she initially suggested they build a wooden house on it. “I said, ‘Never, never,’” recalls Kozlov. “When I’m in a traditional dacha, I don’t feel comfortable. I have the impression I’m going […]

Caring for outdoor furniture: ‘The most attention people pay is the day they buy it’

Australians redecorated in earnest last year – but as the elements set in, the shine quickly wears off outdoor furniture. Fortunately, there are solutions It’s well documented that 2020 was the year of making our personal spaces more beautiful. Whether it was a balcony, backyard or rooftop, we got busy kitting out our outdoor space […]

Easy Christmas Table Setting with Red

It’s that beautiful time of year where we want to decorate the house in a festive manner. Sometimes it’s super busy so we made this Easy Christmas Table Setting with Red in hopes you can get some ideas for your own holiday table setting. Be sure to sign up for my email to get new recipes, crafts and home ideas […]

How to grow a verge garden: ‘Since I’ve been doing my gardening, I know half the street’

Kate Nightingale wields a pair of secateurs in her footpath garden in Camp Hill in Brisbane’s east, and passersby keep stopping to chat. Her garden is a riot of colour, with bulbous cabbages squatting below nodding purple campanula bells and heritage lettuce peeking out among lime zinnia blossoms. A greengrocers’ aisle of herbs and vegetables […]

Bohemian rhapsody: designer Alice Temperley’s whimsical Somerset home

Back in the spring, fashion designer Alice Temperley was scouring online marketplace Preloved for vintage fabric and ended up in the pet section. “Within an hour, I had driven five miles up the road and come home with a house rabbit. Florence is an amazing character, either very rampant or very cuddly. She lives under the piano […]

The Best Indoor Plants to Add Some Life to Your Home

Few things can brighten up a home quite like some indoor houseplants. But if you’re not exactly an expert gardener and you have more of a black thumb than a green thumb, you might feel reluctant to introduce any indoor plants into your home. But there’s no need to worry, as there are plenty of […]

HOW TO PULL OFF SHIPLAP WALLS, ACCORDING TO TOP DESIGNERS

We’re pretty sure many people would agree that no one does shiplap quite like Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of HGTV’s hit show “Fixer Upper.” Shiplap—a stack of wooden boards that can be positioned horizontally or diagonally—is a tasteful way to add texture and visual interest to just about any room. We’ve seen the popular […]

Playroom Ideas to Keep Kids Occupied for Hours

Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental process. While playing, they develop cognitive and athletic skills, in addition to building confidence and learning how to be creative. TV and video games will try to compete for your child’s attention, but with the right playroom ideas and tools, you can create an environment that […]

Lofts That Inspire: From Industrial Spaces to Urban Homes

Lofts have come a long way since they were first used as makeshift living spaces decades ago. Today, they have become inspiring living spaces for those who want a more urban home. Lofts began when factories and industrial buildings were erected in the late 19th century for the purpose of mass-producing goods and wares in […]

8 Expert Tips on Organizing Your Home While Sheltering in Place

If you live in one of the many cities advocating for (or mandating) a self-quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re suddenly spending a lot more time at home. Whether you’re working from home, homeschooling your kids, or just need to arrange your space for staying in, it’s a good time to organize. After consulting with […]

The Best Free Home Decor Catalogs

When planning a home makeover, start with inspirational ideas to improve the appearance of your home and make it feel more comfortable. Home decor catalogs offer more than just product ideas⁠ — they allow you to look at different styles of interior designs and completed rooms so you can visualize the perfect space. There are many free […]

Interior Designer Inspiration for Styling Your Coffee Table

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  We love the look of a styled coffee table to give your living room a pulled-together feel. When you think of your coffee table as more than just a […]

Hate That Brick Fireplace? 12 Ways to Make It Look Better

Shop These Products Now: Quartz Tiles – Tv’s – Sectional Sofa – Throw PillowOne way to update your fireplace is by covering it with tile. “Because tile requires a smooth surface, though, and brick is anything but, you will need to use a cement backer board,” advises J.B. Sassano, president of Mr. Handyman. “This handy invention allows you to skip the torturous task of adding […]

The perfect setting for a jewellery designer couple’s home

There’s no place like Rome, but if you talk to designer couple Paolo Giacomelli and Roberta Paolucci, the lesser-known neighbourhood of Pigneto is where the creative spirit of the Italian capital is currently flourishing. The Italian-born founders and designers behind the jewellery brand Iosselliani discovered Pigneto, 5km east of the centre and outside the ancient city walls, […]

To the lighthouse: an illuminating home conversion

Iremember the first time we saw this place, it looked terrible,” says Julian Vogel, owner of a restored 18th-century lighthouse in Winterton-on-Sea, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, “but it had such incredible potential.” That was almost 15 years ago and now what stands proud at the end of a pebbly drive in a small seaside village, […]

5 Gorgeous Airbnb Homes We Wish We Were Quarantined In

As stay-at-home mandates are extended through April, many of us are getting a little stir crazy and — let’s face it — bored with our apartments and homes. To help you daydream about other places you could be stuck in, we rounded up some of the most beautiful, peaceful and social-distance friendly Airbnb homes. 1. The Pool […]

9 Easy Indoor Plants You Can Buy Online

It’s the perfect time to bring the outdoors in with some easy-to-keep-alive plants. We rounded up some of the best indoor plants that have some real moxie, need minimal watering and have flexible lighting preferences. Most of these plants can be purchased for around $20 to $40 online from retailers like Walmart, Amazon, The Sill, […]

THIS SHOWSTOPPING NEW YORK FAMILY HOME IS DECEPTIVELY GLAM

After a young family of five living in Greenwich Village decided to move into a new apartment that would keep them in the Manhattan neighborhood but better fit their growing number, they sought out interior designer Gideon Mendelson, who had designed their original home. For this project, Mendelson used neutral tones in the common areas, like […]

JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT EXPERTLY RESTORES A HISTORIC FRENCH MANOR

He found the house the timeworn way: through a newspaper ad. “It was as simple as that,” says Jean-Louis Deniot, the Paris-based ELLE Decor A-List architect and interior designer. After decorating multiple spaces around the world, he and his partner, the 1stdibs​.com cofounder William Holloway, had been looking for a place of their own—out of town, but not too far out […]

30 YEARS IN THE MAKING, THIS FESTIVE CARTAGENA VACATION HOME WAS WORTH THE WAIT

The Aristotelian adage “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” bantered about by corporate team leaders and Little League coaches alike, takes on a singular resonance when applied to the labyrinthine Cartagena home of Chiqui de Echavarría. The Colombian style maven, known for her generous party hosting and her exquisite lifestyle retail […]

ED A-LIST DESIGNER SHEILA BRIDGES CREATES A LIGHT-FILLED SANCTUARY OF MEANING AND MEMORIES

In 2002, Sheila Bridges wrote her first book, Furnishing Forward: A Practical Guide to Furnishing for a Lifetime, with a simple dictum: If you buy only what you truly love, then the things you buy will last forever. Her new home in New York’s Hudson Valley is full of old favorites: an ode to all the things that, for […]

When the party starts: a home to lift the spirits

Their friends will tell you that Paul Price and Fletcher Cowan know how to throw a good party. In summer it’s not unusual to find at least 100 guests spilling out, brimming margaritas in hand, from the kitchen of their north London home into the garden with its bubbling hot tub. Those previral bashes are, […]

Old master makeover: an art history fan’s dream home

Glimpsed through half-open doors, the panelled rooms of Frank Hollmeyer’s Georgian terraced house remind you of a Dutch old master painting. Light slants across wooden floors; paintings and porcelain are arranged as if in a painting by Vermeer. For Hollmeyer, an art historian by training, those 17th-century artists excelled “at intimate scenes of everyday domesticity, […]

Container Gardens: Landscaping for Renters

Completely removable and customizable, a container garden is a renter’s dream. Image: Oscar Wong/Getty Images We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. So you’re renting. And, sure, that’s going to limit you in some ways. You […]

How to Pick a Garden Color Palette

Test. Want to add color to your garden while preserving a cohesive look? Pick a garden color palette and let it guide you. Image: 1000 Words/Shutterstock Maybe you plan your garden meticulously as soon as the first signs of spring pop up. Or maybe you wait until summer, see what grows well and add as […]

30 Rooftop Garden Design Ideas Adding Freshness to Your Urban Home

Shop These Products Now: Rooftop Plants – Wooden Patio Chairs Not too long ago, we featured a post on Freshome entitled 38 Garden Design Ideas Turning Your Home Into a Peaceful Refuge, which turned out to be quite popular. Nourishing your love for gardening may prove difficult to do in an environment that lacks…a backyard. But we are here […]

Tiny Homes Carnival: ‘An affordable option to put on land that you’ve already got’

Apair of retirees walk gingerly up a flight of wooden stairs to inspect a loft bed; a young family with their newborn enter a tiny cylindrical house adorned with hand-painted flowers; a 10-year-old boy runs around a cabin, eagerly opening and closing cupboards to discover nothing but air. Over the weekend, more than 8,000 people […]

Floor paint and potted herbs: Five inexpensive ways to freshen up your home

You don’t need to spend money on a statement sofa. Instead, think about your lighting and hunt down vintage pieces in markets and junk shops. Be patient It can be tempting – and expensive – to want to furnish a house in one go, but Alexandra Stedman, who runs the interiors and lifestyle site The […]

Our California dream home: bringing the Arts & Crafts to life

When Jennifer Doebler and her husband Pat Kelly made the move from an apartment in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village to San Francisco they still wanted to feel as though they were at the centre of things. But they also wanted a true family escape and a forever house for themselves and their two daughters. They found […]

Kitsch confidential in New York

Behind the classic facade of US-born designer Sasha Bikoff’s prewar Greenwich Village duplex lies a tale of 18th-century France and glam disco-era bravado. Or, to put it another way, Marie Antoinette meets Studio 54 and 1980s Palm Beach. “I’m inspired by the eccentricity of different eras,” says Bikoff. “So when I discovered the original 80s powder […]

Rich pickings: a fashion stylist’s palace of glamour

From gold-patterned wallpaper and velvet upholstery to peacock feather fabric, there is barely a corner of Leith Clark’s glamorous Victorian house that isn’t filled with rich, dramatic shades. The hallway is papered in dark floral blooms, inspired by the cracked canvases of Dutch masters; the dining room has bold gold-and-black wallpaper and shimmering brass cupboards, giving […]

Norman conquest: an imaginatively restored French farmhouse

When Vincent Dewas first came to view the farm that is now his Normandy home, several potential buyers had already been put off by its derelict condition. But one glance at the property and its adjoining outhouses, built in 1875, was all it took. “I didn’t need to go inside to make up my mind,” […]

Best Kitchen Flooring Ideas

There are so many kitchen flooring options available that it can feel difficult to find the right one. When making your decision, you’ll want to consider two factors: function and durability. Whatever it’s made of, your kitchen floor should be easy-to-maintain and long-lasting. There is a beautiful option for you, no matter your style or […]

Excess all areas: inside the home of Rockett St George’s founder

Every room in Lucy St George’s north London home is a different size and shape. This suits the designer perfectly, because she’s “always been a fan of the one-off and the quirky”. St George’s love of the offbeat is the reason she co-founded Rockett St George with business partner Jane Rockett, in 2007. Since then the homewares […]

Modern history: a modular home in Camberwell

When interior designer Jason MacLean discovered an original 1970s California-cool modernist house for sale in Camberwell in 2006, he jumped at the chance to buy it. “I came to view the house on the Saturday and bought it on the Monday,” he recalls. “The week before, I had been to Palm Springs. I love the […]

How to do Christmas decorations without a tree

Delicate display Maple wood ‘Branch’ tree (3ft-6.5ft), from £220, demelzahill.com. Reclaimed block parquet table top, £2,880, lassco.co.uk). Decorations, from top, left to right: tinsel cat, £2.75, hema.com. Unicorn head, £4, homebase.co.uk. Glitter monkey, £3, asda.com. Gold lobster, £20, fortnumandmason.com. Party dachshund, £18, amara.com. Glass flower, £10.95, libertylondon.com. Whale, £16, anthropologie.com. Terrific T-Rex, £22, houseofhackney.com. Snail, £6, johnlewis.com. Tinsel scarf hare by Gisela Graham, £16, selfridges.com. Giraffe by Vondels, £12, harrods.com. Dolphin […]

Inside Ronnie Wood’s cottage studio

Approaching the electric gates to Ronnie Wood’s art studio in a Hertfordshire village, I’m convinced I’ve got the wrong address. In a location so quiet you could hear a guitar-pick drop stands an exquisite stone cottage. It’s pure Beatrix Potter – and it promises a glimpse into a very different Wood to the hellraiser everyone thinks […]

Landscaping Around Your Home’s HVAC Unit

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links or submissions on this page.  Outdoor home decor usually doesn’t include an air conditioning unit. This necessary appliance doesn’t have to spoil your home’s look, however. Landscaping around an HVAC system is […]

Valley high: finding a new life in Wales

Several squares of paper are taped discreetly to a wall of Rob Perham and Clive Sweeting’s kitchen, spelling out the names of nearby Welsh villages phonetically. “We’re working on our pronunciation,” explains Perham. The first time he visited Wales was when he went travelling in his 20s and it was a revelation. “I remember thinking, […]

4 Creative Ways to Hang Curtains

When we picture curtains, we see them hanging long on either side of a valance. It’s functional, it’s attractive and it works with any room style. But that style is also not your only option. You can get creative in the way you hang curtains. From giving them unique spacing so light can filter in […]

Going with the flow in a London flat

Shortly after Kitty Jackson moved into this ground-floor flat in Harringay, northeast London, she met someone who described what their Victorian house had been like before it was split in two. “This older neighbour had lived over the road most of her life, while her sister lived in our house. In the 1970s, their children […]

Under the rainbow: primary colours, gentle pastels and strong shapes collide in a flat in Lyon

When we moved in here, we dreamed of making a home with plain white walls and a Zen-like atmosphere. But I guess that was never really going to be our style,” says Chloé Valentin. She and her husband, Thomas Valentin, live in an apartment in a late-19th century building in Lyon, France, with their children […]

How to Get a Living Privacy Fence

Privacy in our yards can be a major benefit. Not seeing the neighbors can keep easily distracted pets from roaming off. If you live in an area with smaller yards, lacking a privacy fence can mean becoming an uninvited near-guest to someone else’s family reunion. And sometimes you just want to feel like you’re more […]

The Freshome Dream Living Room

Sometimes we take for granted that the living room is, in fact, the place where we do most of our living. It’s a space that needs to serve multiple purposes and please multiple personalities. The living room is a place for parties and the location for movie nights. It’s a harbor where you can catch your […]

These Are The Home Improvements With The Best ROI In 2019

Every year, Remodeling Magazine releases their Cost vs. Value Report, an in-depth look at the return on investment (ROI) that common remodeling projects get across the county. This year was no different. When the 2019 Cost vs. Value Report came out, we knew that we had to share it with you. Below are the remodeling projects that […]

The Notting Hill flat that’s now a gallery and bolthole

This Notting Hill apartment is where it all began for designer Anna Burles and her husband Christopher Trotman. It is where they launched their design studio, Run for the Hills, sitting at their dining table in the front room. Over the years, as their company has grown and expanded to include branding, they gradually moved to […]

UNEXPECTED, ECLECTIC ACCENTS MINGLE IN AN ACCLAIMED DESIGNER’S RALEIGH HOME

Having founded her interior design firm in 2011, MA Allen spends her days crafting striking interiors that have earned her accolades across the country. When it came time to design her own Raleigh, North Carolina, home, she found herself blending everything she loved into a collected and quirky space for her and her family. “As designers, we […]

All About the Moroccan Chic Style

Chic is one of those words you often see thrown around in the design world. It’s especially common to see it added to certain design styles to update an older look for modern sensibilities, as is the case with rustic chic and even boho chic. And one style that’s easy to fall in love with […]

Scrub These Bad Bathroom Cleaning Habits Out of Your Life

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If you’ve been following our bad cleaning habits series, we hope it’s motivated you to revolutionize your kitchen cleaning. But don’t stop there. Now that we’ve gotten the hang of […]

Step Inside Ralph Lauren’s House in New York

The “RL” on the pillowcases is not a logo. These rooms do not have the Ralph Lauren “look.” Ralph Lauren and his family live here, in Bedford, New York, in a house we have all wondered about for years but have never before seen so completely. It is one of five Lauren houses, and an […]

Step Inside John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s New York City Home

In the pantheon of celebrity couples, few come across as more open and engaging than singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen. Theirs is a romance, after all, that feels intimately familiar to fans of his music. (His recent hit love song “All of Me,” as a case in point, was dedicated to […]

TOUR A REBUILT AND REFRESHED CALIFORNIA HOME DAMAGED BY FIRE

Designer Mark D. Sikes, the son of a minister, grew up first in central Illinois and then in Nashville, where, needless to say, he attended church every Sunday. Afterward, at lunch with his family, he could recount what every member of the congregation was wearing and where they were sitting, early evidence of the highly […]

Bad Kitchen Cleaning Habits to Kick in 2019

Are you freshly invigorated by the new year? We definitely are – and the clean start is motivating us to, well, clean. In the spirit of new year’s resolutions and becoming our best selves in 2019, we’ve been working to upgrade our cleaning routines. And that means eliminating bad kitchen cleaning habits. We’ll be doing […]

These 16 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas will give you Total Workspace Envy

Even though your office space will largely be used for work, there’s no reason for it to be strictly utilitarian. We wholeheartedly believe that offices and workspaces can be a beautifully-designed feature of your home. All it takes to come up with stylish office design ideas is a little forethought and planning. With that in […]

Bored With Your Interiors? Here Are 4 Inexpensive Ways To Get Out Of Your Interior Design Rut

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, despite our best intentions of creating a visually interesting room, we get stuck in an interior design rut. When this happens, there’s no other choice than to shake things up and do your best to create a new look. Luckily, this process doesn’t necessarily have to break […]

5 Surprising Things I Learned on My Tiny Home Vacation

Staying in a hotel with my family – husband, three kids and springer spaniel – isn’t always my idea of a vacation. Let’s face it: most hotel rooms are pretty bare bones. So, to foster a spirit of relaxation and actual sleep, I usually opt for condos or townhomes whenever I can. This past fall, […]

How to: Clean your Refrigerator

The new year always offers a fresh start. Why not take this opportunity to knock out a few to-dos that will help you start the new year strong? This is an ideal opportunity to take on those tasks you always say you’ll get to someday. Tasks like taking the time to clean your refrigerator. Sure, it’s […]

5 Ways to Make Modern Valentine’s Day Décor

There’s always been a bit of an issue with Valentine’s Day: it’s marked by gaudy décor items like paper hearts, pink teddy bears and frilly Valentine’s Day cards. But you can decorate your home so that you can celebrate the holiday, yet keep it classy and sophisticated. There are plenty of ways to go about […]

Sneaky Sustainability: 7 Ways to Design a More Efficient Home

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. If you’re interested in building a more sustainable, eco-friendly home, you probably already know most of the basics: installing solar panels for power, opting for water-saving fixtures in the […]

Get Inspired By This 1970s Color Flashback

Retro paint colors have us falling in love right now. Neutral colors have ruled the interior design world for years, but now we’re seeing exciting new colors everywhere. Though the colors we’re seeing may seem new, many are flashbacks to more colorful palettes of the past. The paint and decor colors of the 1970s are […]

Build Your Home Emergency Kit with These Essentials

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If the wide range and vast number of natural disasters that have impacted the US in the last year are any indication, we need to be ready. When you […]

Here Are Your Feng Shui Lucky Colors For 2019 According To Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Nippon Paint, Asia’s largest paint brand, has released their Colours of Fortune Paint Collection for 2019. Grand Master Phang, Nippon Paint’s Colour Advisor and one of Asia’s top authorities on feng shui and Emperor Star Astrology, put together the collection of feng shui lucky colors to ensure your home attracts plenty of wealth, health, luck and love. […]

4 Secrets To Successfully Decorating a Tiny House And Making It Work For You

Congratulations, you’ve finally taken the leap and bought a tiny home! Now all that’s left to do is decorate it. Decorating a tiny house is not difficult. However, there are a few unique considerations to keep in mind. We’ve laid them out below. Read them over to learn how to create a tiny home that’s […]

Wonderfully modern Christmas decorated living rooms

When decorating your modern living room for Christmas, you don’t have to go over the top to get that Christmassy feel, just add a gorgeous tree and a few well-placed decorations. By nature, a living room is meant to be a special place to relax and spend time with family and friends. When decorating this […]

Cheap Tricks: 10 Inexpensive Design Elements to Upgrade Your Home

Whether you’re building a new home or you’re looking to upgrade your space, you’ll find that little luxuries can add up. What might seem like a few bucks here and an upgrade there can totally blow your budget, especially if you have Versailles taste on a suburban budget. But you shouldn’t have to spend a […]

6 Easy Ways to Update Your Christmas Decorating

We live for Christmas decorating. The planning and preparation for this special day is part of the magic of the season. With so many events and details to handle, it’s easy to reach for the same decorations every year. There are definitely ornaments and decor that are special to you and will always be a […]

16 Ways to Style a Farmhouse Christmas With Burlap

Burlap is at the top of our list for farmhouse Christmas decorating. We love the rustic vibe of burlap and its surprising versatility. Once a staple of country-style decorating, burlap has grown into a favorite in several styles, even contemporary. The secret to adding burlap decor to your holiday decorations is choosing simple designs that allow […]

How to Transform Your Home into a Winter Wonderland

Global event designer Edward Perotti has managed over 2,000 events, including social galas, ornate weddings, corporate affairs and notable events in such places as the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre, the Great Wall of China and the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. We asked him for some ideas to help Freshome readers create the perfect winter wonderland at […]

How to Beat Dry Skin at Home This Winter

Winter brings the good, the bad and the ugly. It offers the good of the holiday season, when friends and family gather and spirits are merry. It offers the bad of the busyness of this time of year. And it brings the ugliness of dry skin. When the temperatures drop and the nights get longer, […]

Choosing an Architect: 5 Things to Consider

  If you planned on cutting your hair short, you’d probably choose a stylist known for creating gorgeous pixie cuts. It’s the same idea with architects: each has their own style and specialty. And while two architects could have the same technical training, the end results could be completely different. That’s why choosing an architect […]

Handmade postcard for Christmas

Want to create a postcard on Christmas occasion. It is always very nice to create with your fantasy. But we give you an idea about it. For more see the video;

10 Beautiful Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Decorating the Christmas tree is a tradition that most people enjoy and look forward to year after year. It’s again that time of the year for which we all keep waiting, yes it’s the holiday season and Christmas day is approaching. We already know that there are many Christmas decorations filling the mall shelves today that come in […]

Tiny House Christmas Ideas You Can Use in Your Home

We can’t resist the charm of a tiny house Christmas. These compact little gems have a way of making everything look cuter. There is more to their charm than just their sweet size, though. The tiny house movement is all about making the biggest impact in the smallest ways. Furniture is scaled down, and so is decor. […]

7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

Winter is coming, and you know what that means! Holiday cheer, festive gatherings and, unfortunately, higher utility bills. The colder season makes us all crank up the heat in our homes and apartments. But with the need to buy holiday gifts (and the want to go out and celebrate the season), this isn’t a great […]

4 Ideas for a Traditional Christmas Room Design

Christmas is a unique time. You can deck out your home in the most traditional of ways and never have it go out of style. That’s because our cultural ideal of Christmas is one from a traditional era. It’s the scenes set in our favorite holiday songs and stories: lush evergreen decorations, festive ribbon and […]

15 Holiday Simmer Pot Recipes with Amazing Scents

There’s nothing like the quintessential scents of Christmas wafting through the house. Pine, peppermint, cranberry and apple cinnamon all come to mind. An all-natural way to get these scents is to make your own holiday simmer scent pot. All these easy ideas require is throwing a few food items into a pot full of water. […]

24 Thanksgiving Table Runners That Can Add Flair to Your Table

For as little as $18, you can transform your holiday table with a Thanksgiving table runner. You don’t have to go all out with fine china, pumpkins, leaves and a forest wonderland (although that would be pretty cool). All you need is a dining table, countertop or coffee table and one of these table runners. Layer as […]

How to Keep Pets Away from Holiday Decor & Other Hazards

The holidays are a time to gather with your family members, and that includes those with fur and four legs. This is a sweet season to enjoy with everyone you love – including your pets. But it’s also a particularly risky time of year for our animal friends. To ensure that everyone has a holly, […]

You Won’t Believe How Easy It Is To Make A Giant-Knit Blanket

Back in 2013, when Australian designer Jason Grant told me massively oversized knit throws were going to be “everywhere,” I wanted to believe him. The concept sounded so cool, but I couldn’t find one anywhere, especially not in the U.S. Then, like the “Cerulean sweater” story that’s been endlessly echoed from The Devil Wears Prada, the trend started […]

Stop What You’re Doing And Make These Pom-Pom Pillows

hen I think pom-pom pillows, I think happiness. So much color! So much fun! But you know what’s even better than buying pom-pom accessories? Making them. Yeah, that’s right. The rumors you heard about pom-poms being a total nightmare to craft were lies. This week on D.I.Wine, we had our own try at the fluffy […]

8 Holiday Decorating Secrets You Need This Year

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Every year we tell ourselves that this will be the year we throw ourselves into holiday decorating by creating a Pinterest-worthy home for the holidays.  It can happen this year, […]

Millennial Pink Christmas Ideas and Decor for a Blush-Worthy Holiday

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Pink is so hot in home design it even got a new name – Millennial Pink. And the MP trend continues into the holidays. It’s an easy pink to work […]

4 Ways to Get Holiday Home Cleaning Off Your To-Do List

 0 Few people actually like cleaning their home. But once you start, you get into a type of rhythm. And as your home becomes more and more presentable, that feeling of accomplishment grows until you’re looking at a pleasant, spotless home. The trick is having the motivation to get started with your holiday home cleaning. […]

A complete guide to trick or treating – without upsetting any children or neighbours

If you’re a child Do be four or older as the aim is to keep moving, and any younger and you’ll really slow things down. Stay at home with your mates and watch a Halloween Peppa Pig instead. Don’t take more than one of anything as you’ll look like a glutton. Do say thank you, even if an adult has […]

5 Updated Thanksgiving Decor Ideas for a Classy Look

If you helped decorate your home for Thanksgiving as a child, there’s a good chance you remember decorating with a few key items: turkey napkins, Pilgrim-themed window clings and the turkey placemat made from an outline of your own hand. These can be seasonal mainstays in many homes. But if you’re hosting a Thanksgiving meal […]

Enjoy Sweet Dreams With These DIY Headboard Ideas

A headboard is one of the last things you see before you fall asleep and one of the first things you see when you wake up. Demonstrate your unique design style by creating your own. Below are some ideas and tips to get you started. Chalk headboard Create this look with a can of black chalkboard […]

‘I love it when the leaves fall in’: the flat that takes open-plan living to extremes

Fashion designer Maureen Doherty’s stunning mews home is as un-private as they come. As you mount the narrow stairs up to Maureen Doherty’s home, there is a distinct smoky smell. I am in the home of a style doyenne, so assume it’s one of those fashionable, charcoal-scented candles, burning expensively in a corner. But no. […]

Look on the bright side: inside a psychedelic Margate home

The exterior of Amy Exton’s Margate home is painted an innocuous shade of cream. From the outside, there’s no hint of what’s to come. But entering Exton’s house is like stepping into a psychedelic screensaver. Acidic yellows, pinks, blues and purples coat the floors, walls, stairs and ceilings. The effect is disorientating: 3D shapes are […]

Clever Ways to Hide an Ugly HVAC Unit

Don’t let an unsightly HVAC unit or pool pump ruin your home’s outdoor aesthetic. There are plenty of great materials and ideas available to help your air conditioner blend in with the rest of your home. While we like to think design first, your HVAC system needs to be clear of leaves and debris and placed […]

8 New Construction Money Mistakes That Could Cost You

Building your own home is an exercise in careful budgeting. Each and every dollar needs to be accounted for, or your build could get away from you. Still, even if you’re careful with your budget, you might be making mistakes that cost you in the end. Maxing out your money might be less about choosing […]

Halloween decor. Try it!!

The Halloween day has now turned into a celebration that has been enthusiastically celebrated in recent years. In addition to the festive , people make and prepare at home starting from food preparation to home decoration. A new trend is that of the decorations of clubs and bars. To come to the aid of all […]

Past the Pumpkin: 5 Ways to Decorate with Produce This Fall

One of the best things about the fall season is gathering with loved ones as the weather cools. You share stories, glasses of wine and mugs of cider. It’s a cozy time of camaraderie. At least, that’s the idea. If you’re the one hosting, fall get-togethers can be a little stressful. The daunting task of decorating […]

How to Visit Your New Home Construction Site

By Jae Curtis After months of prep, your new construction home is finally starting to take shape. You’re excited, and you understandably want to track your home’s progress from top to bottom. Visiting your construction site is a great way to stay connected to your home throughout the process, but popping in unannounced could do more harm than […]

4 Tips to Help You Create a Perfectly Cozy Breakfast Nook in Your Home

If you have enough space for it, we highly suggest incorporating a breakfast nook into your home. This space can serve as the perfect place for the family to gather, whether it’s over your morning cup of coffee or the kids’ homework after school. Keep reading to learn how to put together a breakfast nook […]

House Hunting in … Australia

$2.05 MILLION (2.9 MILLION AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS) This four-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch house is on a gated, 1.2-acre lot on a quiet country lane in Lower Plenty, an affluent suburb 13 miles northeast of Melbourne, Australia, the capital of the state of Victoria. The 4,047-square-foot home — built in the 1930s as a farmhouse before being expanded in 2000 and […]

Interior Design, Front and Center

In the early 2000s, having a celebrated international architect design a new residential development in Manhattan was enough to send moneyed buyers into a frenzy — regardless of what the building looked like on the inside. One of the first such projects, a pair of towers at 173 and 176 Perry Street in the West Village, […]

5 Ideas for Fun, Cute Halloween Decorating

Do you want to decorate for Halloween, but it feels like every time you walk into the Halloween store all you see are horrifying, blood-sucking bats hanging from the ceiling and a bin of plastic severed feet? Maybe you’re the type of person who likes Halloween, just not the gory side of it. You may […]

How to Get the Best Price When Buying a New Build

Buying an existing home is all about the art of the deal. A new home, on the other hand, is set in stone, right? Not exactly. While the materials might have a set cost when a builder is estimating your home, you can still negotiate a better price when buying a new build. Even if […]

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Building a House

What started as a lazy Saturday afternoon looking at model homes soon turned into a full-scale homebuilding project. That’s how my husband and I went from a pair of looky-loos to building our own home over the course of a year. Now, it’s a funny anecdote we bring up when talking with friends and family. […]

Why I love flatpack furniture

Ibuilt a desk. OK, fine – I assembled one from the carefully measured and cut pieces of cheap, painted MDF that arrived in a slim but sturdy cardboard box. But you simply cannot convince me I did not fell a mighty teak tree, before carving, lacquering and buffing it into a desk at which I […]

Into the woods: restoring a Welsh hill cottage

Mark and Sally Bailey met in an auction house in Pontypridd in south Wales 38 years ago, bidding against each other on the same brass and iron bed. Sally won the bid and convinced Mark to help her transport the bed back to her top-floor flat in Penarth. As a thank you, that evening she […]

Bedroom Decorating Ideas That You Will Love

Your bedroom should be a place to relax and unwind. And while your master bedroom’s design can have a major effect on resale value, it’s also a space that is primarily for you so it’s important that you create a space that you’ll love. It’s easy to change the look of a bedroom on any […]

12 Covered Outdoor Living Areas to Maximize Patio Usage During Cooler Months

With the kids back in school, your calendar is probably heating up. But just when an evening spent relaxing on the patio is most needed, the cooling temperatures seem to conspire against you. But there is good news! Covered outdoor living areas give you the chance to maximize your patio’s usage even as the seasons […]

Why Square Footage Matters (and Deciding on the Perfect Fit)

Square footage is about more than just size. It’s about the actual livability of your home. Whether you’re designing your own place or shopping for an existing home, square footage is one of the first considerations. It shouldn’t be just an arbitrary number you think will work, but a calculation based on how your family […]

20 of the Best Items in Truly Scary Halloween Decor

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  One of the best parts about Halloween is getting to build a horror movie set right in your home. It’s especially fun when you’re using scary Halloween decor to […]