Light Blue Walls

Collection by M.D. Lawson

M.D. Lawson
wall color

Modern Coastal Style | Centsational Style

. I'm loving the arrival of spring, and all of the flowers and plants blooming again. I realize that summer is around the corner and the kids will be out of school in less than two months, so it's time to start planning ahead for those lazy days. . I'm dreaming of the sand betwe ...

dining room

Amanda’s Always Evolving Home

Name: AmandaLocation: Houston, Texas Our home has been an ever changing canvas for me. It was your typical cookie-cutter home-white walls, bland cabinets, blah carpet, standard builders grade light fixtures. When we first moved in I changed what I could on a budget-which meant LOTS of gallons of paint.As the years have gone one I have been able to make changes a little at a time (hardwood floors, custom light fixtures,etc.) It is still an ever changing project.

Grow Cilantro the Better Way With Our Clever Growing Guide

Cilantro is an essential summer herb, fast-growing and versatile, but it wilts in hot weather, so supplies can be inconsistent. With this growing guide, though, you'll have fresh cilantro any time you want it!

Guys, This Texas Beach Home Makeover Is Why We Love Paint So Much

Interior designer Marie Flanigan transformed this family's lackluster vacation house into a bright and cheery oasis


Look Inside Timothy Corrigan’s Palatial Estate in France’s Loire Valley

The American interior designer buys a neoclassical château and transforms it into an exceptionally livable home away from home


Decorate by Holly Becker & Joanne Copestick

• Decorate: 1,000 professional ideas for every room in your home• Holly Becker & Joanna Copestick• Photographs by Debi Treloar• Chronicle Books, 2011 Decorate by Decor8’s Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick came out in April but it’s taken me awhile to work my way through it, mainly because it’s HUGE.

White and Blue Lake House Kitchen

white and blue lake house kitchen. White cabinets, blue kitchen island, white and grey quartz. Serena and Lily Riviera Bar stools.

Emma Jane Pilkington

a working environment...

we all seem to do it, either we bring our work home with us or we actually work at home...this is why we need some type of office space ther...

White trim compliments pale green walls of an entry

Doors Photos

A blue woven rug complimenting pale green walls of an entry

guest bedroom? love the quilt

Small Doses of Color for the Color Shy

We see a lot of all-white and all neutral, washed out rooms these days. We also see a lot of bold, bright rooms awash in technicolor drama. Straddling these two extremes are rooms where color is used in small but powerful doses. In these rooms, neutral landscapes are brought to life by color choices that are sometimes counterintuitive, idiosyncratic or bold. But they work.For those of us who are color shy, these images are a reminder that sometimes all it takes is a little experimentation.

curtains+blinds and wall shelving

Bedroom Lighting to Set Any Mood

Whether you want your bedroom to serve as a soothing retreat or prefer it make a dramatic statement, getting the lighting just right is an essential element to create the mood you crave. Given the many roles a bedroom has to play, more than one lighting option is necessary to keep the room functional — dressing by the quiet light of rosy bedside lamps can create some wardrobe distasters while trying to read in the harsh glare of an overhead light will never help you nod off.

color and art

Supersize It: Large-Scaled Art

I love large-scale art in my small home. It seems to make my tiny rooms feel grand. When I saw photos of this Garden Getaway, I was immediately smitten in a big way.In small spaces we’ve heard less is more, but much more — when applied to size and scale — can work, too. Don’t underestimate the power of overstatement.