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Friday, January 20, 2017
By Melissa Rayworth / The Associated Press Longing for a bigger closet? Remember that rooms in your home don’t have to be used the way they were originally intended. Get creative and convert a small room into the ultimate walk-in closet, said Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV’s Flipping Virgins and Property Virgins. “Homes...
By Kim Cook / The Associated Press THIS fall, décor continues to move in a more easygoing direction, with welcoming hues, softer profiles and a comfortable mix of materials and styles. For those with a flair for the dramatic, there’s room for that, too. Some trends for the season: WARM AND WELCOMING NEW York designer...
By Sophie Miura  |  Domaine MOST brands interpret or mimic trends, but a select few have the authority to go a step beyond and create them. One such powerhouse is Anthropologie. Every season the brand anticipates the pieces we’ll covet for our homes—and always gets it right. Given the store’s presence...
By Cathy Hobbs / Tribune News Service FROM slip covers to painted floors and reclaimed wood, there may be no clear style that can define what some may consider country-inspired décor. In fact, these days, there is more of a push in design involving infusing country elements with a modern edge. The...
By MyDomaine staff / Domaine UNLESS you’re a seasoned interior designer with decades of experience, chances are you’ve made a decorating faux pas or two. Maybe you purchased a sofa without measuring it first or hung a pendant light too high (hello, unflattering under-eye bags). Maybe you purchased a rug that...
By Lynn Underwood  |  Star Tribune Carol Murto envisioned her empty attic someday becoming a dual-purpose room—an artists’ studio and TV room. “It was such a cool space with high ceilings,” she said. Craig Pier and his wife planned to take their love for entertaining to the next level. “We wanted...
By Mary Carol Garrity / Tribune News Service IN the sports world, being benched is a bad thing, I know. (Believe me, if I had ever done sports in high school, that’s where I would have languished!) But for me, after a day of sprinting around up and down the stairs...
By Sacha Strebe / Domaine Trends happen to the best of us, as they should. Everyone should relish the style of their current era, live in the moment and make memories in their own heyday. Unfortunately, style isn’t eternal, and sometimes, no matter how much money and time you invest in...
By MyDomaine  |  Domaine THE saying goes that you must first know the rules before you can break them. And though we love the irreverence of tossing the design rule book out the window, there are some guidelines that make the task of decorating a space a little easier and...
By Barbara Ballinger / Chicago Tribune TWO cousins, almost 10 years apart in years and with very different skill sets, have become the third generation to help run the venerable Stark family carpet and design business, started in 1938 by their grandparents, Arthur and Nadia Stark. With inspiration from the older duo,...
By Jillian Knox Finley / Domaine WE love rooms that break rules. One of our favorite emerging trends in the world of decor is the aesthetic that seamlessly blends masculine and feminine points of design. Gender-neutral living is the ultimate inclusive aesthetic. Fluidly merging clean architecture with punctuations of organic...
By Sacha Strebe / Domaine Are you ready for a room refresh but have more dash than cash? You’re not alone. Our wallets are often less enthusiastic about our aesthetic needs and desires than our hearts, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo it altogether. Sometimes all you need...
By Sophie Miura / Domaine Out-of-town sojourns are fabulous in theory, but the planning leading up to your cocktail-and-cabana moment can leave you more stressed than when you left home. Ditch airport queues and germ-ridden airplanes and try this: Stay home. We called on Homepolish interior designer Angela Belt and...
By Mary Carol Garrity / Tribune News Service WHEN I’m scrolling through Pinterest or a magazine, I love features that show you how to pull together a fabulous outfit. I think it’s in my DNA: My parents owned a clothing store in my hometown of Atchison, Kansas. When I was...
By JT Nisay Natural materials and 1950s to 1960s silhouettes are the new material and design stars today in a global trend shift that appears to play along to the strengths of the Philippine furniture industry. Speaking in the sidelines of the first day of the Philippine International Furniture Show (PIFS),...
By Gabrielle Savoie / Domaine Our zodiac signs reveal quite a lot about our personalities, and it turns out they say a lot about how we decorate, as well. Curious to know which sign is known as the ultimate neat freak or which one is bohemian at heart? How about...
By Gabrielle Savoie / Domaine Unless you’re an art curator, gallery owner or artist, chances are that buying art does not come very naturally to you. A few weeks ago during a visit to artist Zoë Pawlak’s studio in Montreal, the subject of buying art came up. We touched on...
By Cathy Hobbs / Tribune News Service WHETHER your interior is modern or more traditional, one way to glam it up is to infuse a natural element such as wood. For decades, wood was the standard for quality and craftsmanship. For example, most furniture pieces in the 1950s and 1960s were...
By Julia Millay Walsh / Domaine WANT to give a room in your home a fresh vibe but don’t have the time, money or other resources to spend on a full redesign? There are a number of little changes you can make throughout your home—as often as you like!—to give a...
By Cathy Hobbs / Tribune News Service WHEN it comes to investing renovation dollars, updating the kitchen remains at the top of the list. Kitchen renovations can be large or small and set you back a little or a lot. The good news is you don’t necessarily have to spend...