One of the best ways to add a little personality to your kitchen is to add a runner. We love that it can complement or contrast with the style of the kitchen and add warmth and color. In a sleek modern kitchen, one of the best things to add can be a Persian or kilim inspired rug with lots of color. Or you can keep it simple in a more traditional kitchen with stripes or a simple pattern so you don’t overwhelm the rest of the decor.
Room by room, a handsome old house takes back the elegance and luster of its nineteenth-century origins. It really didn’t matter that interior designer Jackie Whalen’s husband ran late for their appointment with the real estate agent. One look around and she was smitten. By the time her spouse joined them it was practically a done deal. “Rich claims the minute he crossed the threshold he was certain this was where I wanted to live,” says Whalen with a chuckle. Not one for shying away from…
26 Creative Ideas to Turn Flea-Market Finds into Simple DIY Storage
Flea-market finds add unique vintage style to your home and often cost less than buying new. With a little creativity, you can repurpose many of these antique items to create affordable, functional storage. Whether you're making a shelving unit out of wood crates or reclaiming an old baker's rack, vintage furniture can easily add extra space for storing household items.