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  • Design Through the Decades: The 1980s (23 photos)

    Design Through the Decades: The 1980s (23 photos)

    This series looks at the stories behind iconic designs from each decade, starting in 1900. This installment touches on the work of postmodernists including, Michael Graves...

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  • 10 Beautiful White-and-Wood Bathrooms (20 photos)

    10 Beautiful White-and-Wood Bathrooms (20 photos)

    A white bathroom looks clean, crisp and bright. Add some natural wood elements into the design, and suddenly the space feels warmer and more inviting. While there are many ways to approach the...

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  • 9 Top Native Plants for Beginning Gardeners (11 photos)

    9 Top Native Plants for Beginning Gardeners (11 photos)

    If you’re new to gardening and would like to try your hand at growing native plants, here’s the good news: Establish the right native plant in the right spot in your yard (considering sun, soil...

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  • A Pizza Oven, a Secret Door and 2 Cooks (10 photos)

    A Pizza Oven, a Secret Door and 2 Cooks (10 photos)

    Jennifer Gallagher had a long time to plan her dream kitchen. In fact, she had most of her life. She grew up in the house she now shares with her husband, Kelly. They bought Jennifer’s childhood...

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  • Elegant High-Tech Master Bath Designed for a Wheelchair User (11 photos)

    Elegant High-Tech Master Bath Designed for a Wheelchair User (11 photos)

    After an accident left Mary Kay Michelis in a wheelchair full time and forced her to retire from her work as an ophthalmologist surgeon, her master bathroom became entirely unusable — for 10...

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  • 245-Square-Foot Garage Now a Breezy Garden Retreat (8 photos)

    245-Square-Foot Garage Now a Breezy Garden Retreat (8 photos)

    For the owners of a 1920s home in Highland Park, a historic neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles, gaining extra living space via this protected outdoor structure transformed their life at home....

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  • Should You Get a Recessed or Wall-Mounted Medicine Cabinet? (15 photos)

    Should You Get a Recessed or Wall-Mounted Medicine Cabinet? (15 photos)

    More than a storage place for aspirin and toothpaste, a medicine cabinet greets our reflection in the morning and ushers us to bed at nighttime. It’s the go-to for most of our everyday needs and a...

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  • Couple Put a Personal Stamp on Their Chicago Condo (28 photos)

    Couple Put a Personal Stamp on Their Chicago Condo (28 photos)

    When Luis Lara and Nate Glencer moved into their condo in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood in 2016, the rooms had recently been painted a pleasing light gray. Structural work had also modernized...

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  • How to Conquer Kitchen Counter Clutter, Maybe for Good (13 photos)

    How to Conquer Kitchen Counter Clutter, Maybe for Good (13 photos)

    That vast expanse of open kitchen counter probably looked appealing when you first moved in or remodeled. But over time, what you’d hoped would be a wonderful space for baking, homework projects...

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  • Bathroom Remodel Brings Back the Midcentury Modern Spirit (6 photos)

    Bathroom Remodel Brings Back the Midcentury Modern Spirit (6 photos)

    A busy couple and their two teenage boys share this hall bath in their 1950s ranch house in Portland, Oregon. Due to its cramped and awkward layout and lack of storage, the family struggled with...

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  • 10 Times to Hire a Landscape Contractor (11 photos)

    10 Times to Hire a Landscape Contractor (11 photos)

    Wondering if it’s time to hire a landscape contractor? These pros are experts at managing all aspects of an outdoor project, including hiring subcontractors and overseeing work, keeping the work...

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  • Black-and-White Palette for a Casually Refined Great Room (5 photos)

    Black-and-White Palette for a Casually Refined Great Room (5 photos)

    Designer Anthony Michael jokingly refers to this newly built home in Chicago as his client’s “first big-boy house.” “He’s a young attorney who up until this point only lived in dorm rooms and...

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  • Your Guide to a Farmhouse-Style Bathroom (12 photos)

    Your Guide to a Farmhouse-Style Bathroom (12 photos)

    Whether you’re tackling a bathroom remodel with the help of a bathroom designer, an architect or a contractor,...

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  • Designers Share Their Favorite Light Gray Paints (13 photos)

    Designers Share Their Favorite Light Gray Paints (13 photos)

    Whether their designs are surrounded by Lake Minnetonka’s mist, San Francisco’s fog, Toronto’s ice, L.A.’s glare, Denver’s snowdrifts or Atlanta’s steamy air, design pros seeking fresh neutral...

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  • 9 Fall Planting Ideas for Porches, Balconies and Small Gardens (10 photos)

    9 Fall Planting Ideas for Porches, Balconies and Small Gardens (10 photos)

    A few colorful fall containers or a potted Japanese maple tree can go a long way in providing a seasonal pick-me-up to a porch, patio, balcony or other small outdoor space. For inspiration, take a...

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  • 91 Kitchen Banquettes to Start Your Morning Right (91 photos)

    91 Kitchen Banquettes to Start Your Morning Right (91 photos)

    If the kitchen is the heart of the home and breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then the kitchen banquette might be the best place to start your day. Here’s a collection of some of...

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  • Emerging Interior Design Trends From Maison & Objet 2019 (12 photos)

    Emerging Interior Design Trends From Maison & Objet 2019 (12 photos)

    Since 1995, the Maison & Objet trade fair, held twice a year in Paris, has been the international meeting point for professionals in the lifestyle, interiors and design fields. It brings together...

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  • Modern Curves Grace a California Backyard (10 photos)

    Modern Curves Grace a California Backyard (10 photos)

    Elegant, sweeping curves transect this two-tier patio in the San Francisco Bay Area. The curves draw one’s gaze from a mural featuring a pair of egrets on the wall of a backyard music studio to a...

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  • 8 Things Interior Designers Want You to Know (9 photos)

    8 Things Interior Designers Want You to Know (9 photos)

    Have you been dreaming of hiring an interior designer? Wondering if hiring a designer is right for you, or just want to know more about what the process is really like? We asked interior...

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  • Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist (11 photos)

    Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist (11 photos)

    Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in an area with cold winters,...

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