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Jul 30

Decorating Dilemma: Christine’s Open Floor Plan

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Decorating an open floor plan

Decorating Dilemmas is a weekly column in which our stylists answer your design questions, so you can tackle your home decorating project with complete confidence.

Jul 29

August – October 2014 Paint Colors

By |Jul 29, 2014|Catalog Paint Colors, Decorating, Featured|0 Comments|

Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore

Because we shoot in real homes, we are not always at liberty to paint the walls. In those cases, we have chosen paint colors that best match the wall color in the photo. Please be aware that color may vary due to various light conditions, finish and other factors.  Therefore, it’s always a great idea to test a paint sample on your wall first. We use Benjamin Moore paint, but most paint stores can match any color.

Jul 28

Inside Look: 2014 Palmetto Bluff Idea House with Suzanne Kasler

By |Jul 28, 2014|Decorating, Design Experts, Suzanne Kasler, Tips & Solutions|1 Comment|


Every year, Southern Living pulls together a talented team of designers to build a home from the ground up that exemplifies southern style. The stage was set with the location of the 2014 Idea House: Palmetto Bluff, smack dab in the middle of Carolina Lowcountry. This year’s dream team, Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler and Architect Ken Pursley, was up to the task. Together, they created a lighter, fresher approach to living. The storybook vacation home, surrounded by pine trees and nestled beside a lake, is complete with a back porch that offers unrivaled views of the sunrise. We got together with Suzanne to talk about the design and what inspired her.

Jul 25

Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad

By |Jul 25, 2014|Entertaining, Featured, Recipes|0 Comments|


We’re delighted to bring you another insanely delicious recipe from Jad of New South Food Company! Jad specializes in gourmet southern dishes with a New South twist. This one sure has our mouth watering and has motivated us to hit the farmer’s market this weekend and pick up some gorgeous tomatoes! Take it away, Jad!

Jul 24

The Story of an Antique: Laurent Console

By |Jul 24, 2014|Decorating, Dining Rooms, Entryways, Featured, Furniture|0 Comments|

Producing the Lauren Console

At least once a year we visit Paris for an antique excursion in the famous marchés aux puces, or flea markets. We stroll the vast acres of stalls located on the edge of the city, rummaging through piles of junk and antiques alike — and finding delight in all it. There’s no telling what might catch our eye: the crackled texture of a finish worn with time, the marvelous detail of a framed mirror or the great bones of a classical antique. Without fail, we return home bearing treasures from our trip to fuel our creative fires.

Jul 23

Decorating Dilemma: Liz’s Narrow Living Room

By |Jul 23, 2014|Decorating Dilemmas|0 Comments|

Decorating solutions for a narrow living room

Decorating Dilemmas is a weekly column in which our stylists answer your design questions, so you can tackle your home decorating project with complete confidence.

Jul 22

Displaying Items in Unconventional Ways

By |Jul 22, 2014|Decorating, Featured, Furniture, Storage & Organization, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments|

Displaying dinnerware in bookcases

We have a lot of decorating mantras here at How to Decorate, but one of them has to be that if you’re going to invest in a quality furniture piece, it needs to be able to serve multiple uses in your home. The way you live in your home is bound to evolve. What may have been a spare office could turn into a child’s bedroom, or perhaps a sunroom off the kitchen turns into your dining space. No matter how situations may change in your life, it’s important to have furniture pieces that can evolve with you, moving from room to room and still being functional and beautiful. Because of this, we love showing unconventional ways to use our pieces in the pages of our catalog, like in this dining room where we used our Toulouse Bookcase to display dinnerware!