“Someone cool must live here.” That’s basically what we think any time we come across an image of a really brilliant contemporary eclectic home. Cohesive yet collected, trendy yet timeless, this aesthetic blends past traditions, cultural motifs, and high-design furnishings to create a space that’s totally unique. Not sure what we mean? Read on for a collection of our favorite contemporary eclectic rooms. These bright, open living spaces have the contemporary architecture and furniture style down. But the layered look is what makes them visually interesting. The art is well-varied, the vintage

via Emily Henderson This year in honor of Earth Day, we’re reflecting on how the choices we make in our interiors affects the exterior world around us. Lucky for us socially-conscious design geeks, there’s an ever-increasing cache of stylish, eco-friendly products and hacks that we can implement to save energy, money…and the polar bears. What’s Old Is New Again Instead of particle board shelves and vinyl composition floor tiles, look for furniture made from either repurposed, recycled or sustainable materials. If it fits your aesthetic, reclaimed wood is a great pick. But there are also

Image via Old Brand New Not everyone was born with the gift of a green thumb, but there’s no denying that plants have a magical way of completing a room. And it’s not just because their vibrant, green fronds look really chic in any home. Houseplants actually improve air quality and are shown to reduce stress. In spring, we’re especially keen on filling our homes with all that is green and growing. So to complement the season, we compiled a list of the hottest houseplants and how to care for them — whether

Have you ever walked into a dark, dingy room and immediately felt your mood drop? Or maybe you’ve stayed in a hotel that put you totally at ease the moment you set your suitcase down. Our environment has a big impact on the way we feel. Whether the scent of a space triggers a memory or the lighting sets a certain vibe, there are a lot of factors play into our moods. Dr. Traci Bank, a therapist and postdoctoral fellow at Loyola Marymount University, is a firm believer that creating a

Via Wendy Labrum Interiors The Laurel & Wolf headquarters are located in West Hollywood, CA. So we can’t help but have a soft spot in our hearts for the glam design style that bears the name of our home base. So grab your shades, because today we’re exploring the glitz, glamour, and gold of Hollywood Regency. Where did it come from? How can you spot  it? And what are some ways to integrate it into your own home? Read on to find out! Define: Hollywood Regency Style Hollywood Regency style dates back to the 1930’s when Hollywood

Tax season strikes fear into the hearts (and bank accounts) of many. But if you’re lucky, all the pain of pouring over W2s and hunting down deductions will culminate in a nice, big chunk of change. According to IRS filing data, the average American tax return is between $2800-3,000. So what to do with all that cash? No surprise here, we’re planning to spend it on our homes! But instead of splurging on trends that will go out of style, why not invest in improvements that will raise your home’s value over the long

Image via A+B Kasha We’ve explained why traditional design is back, we’ve broken down mid-century modern, and now we’re coming out from under our silken sheets to teach you a lesson about romance. Ok, romantic design. Contrary to popular belief, romantic design isn’t all floral prints and frill. And it’s not just rose petals spread across red satin bedding either. The beauty of the romantic look lies in its versatility. Bits and pieces of the style can be sprinkled into nearly any kind of space, from rustic to contemporary. Curious? Then cue

It’s a fact. The more blissful your bedroom decor, the better your beauty rest. So why is it that the room most closely related to our R&R is often the one that needs the most TLC? Well we’ve got some news that will help you rest easily: You don’t need bank to bed down in style. We tasked designer Carolynne Kelly with creating a sophisticated boho oasis at three different price points. Which is your fave? For $2,000: Shop The Look:  Upholstered Platform Bed / Dresser / End Tables / Chandelier / Lamps / Rattan Side Chair / Curtains

We all know that Easter decorations have the tendency to be borderline tacky. Plastic eggs, creepy bunnies and butter lambs are kitschy, but we prefer to spend our cash on more timeless buys. So we tasked interior designers Jamie Clugston and Ashley Paul with a tough feat: Creating a classy Easter brunch table for under $300. They hopped to it, creating chic spreads with florals galore and pastels done right. Read on to shop both of their looks here. Designed by Jamie Clugston The Styleboard: The Design:  We’re smitten with the bird cage-inspired centerpiece paired with seasonal blooms and

Image via Lonny Oh, the joys of siblinghood — hand-me-down clothes, fights over toys, and sharing just about everything. We all know that “sharing is caring” but if you grew up with siblings or have multiple kids yourself, then you realize just how hard it can be. No kid wants to split their bedroom with another, but these whimsical and playful designs make it look pretty easy. Rooms with Wings Sharing a bedroom isn’t so bad when your room has wings. Birds take flight against wallpaper that stretches to the ceiling in

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