To allow the living room in this new Carpinteria, California, home to double as a media room, design firm Lafia/Arvin, A Design Corporation, chose floor-to-ceiling motorized drapery to make the transition to movie viewing seamless.
Know your ceiling height when choosing a light fixture. Before you embark on selecting a light fixture, you should know your room’s ceiling height. The last thing you want is to spend days browsing hundreds of fixtures and finally settle on one that you find out will hang too low or too high in your space.
Designer Gil Walsh used scalloped valances and drapes to create a rich look in the living room of this stately three-story Georgian home, choosing fabrics with colors of cocoa, burgundy and teal to echo the Oriental carpet, which was the foundation of the room's design.
It’s always amazing how a little design know-how can turn even a fairly inexpensive material like subway tile into a stunning design feature. In this historic Portland, Oregon, home, white subway tile with dark grout creates a graphic element, especially used in such a generous dose and to wrap the bathtub.