Spotlight kitchen

This hip Reynoldstown kitchen has a mix of splurges and savings

As a veteran of home shows such as HGTV’s Elbow Room and Wise Buys, interior designer Kristen Fountain Davis excels at creating spaces that pop. For this kitchen she layered the sultry black cabinets with a custom hood, a white quartz–topped island, and large-scale brass lanterns, plus some striking upper shelves.

Room Envy: This basement is far from an afterthought

Gone are the dark and dreary basements of 1970s sitcoms. Today’s terrace levels are no longer afterthoughts full of used furniture.
Jeremiah Brent

5 tips and trends from celebrity interior designer Jeremiah Brent

Ditch the lucite, curate your kids' spaces (but don't leave their voices out!), and don't feel like you have to spend a fortune, says designer and TV personality Jeremiah Brent.
Room Envy

Room Envy: Yes, blue cabinetry is a thing, especially in this remodeled Decatur kitchen

Blue cabinetry’s a “thing?” We’re seeing the sultry hue in kitchens everywhere, from the palest turquoise to deep indigo. In Kathryn and Matt Purselle’s remodeled Decatur kitchen, Terracotta Design Build’s Nicole Jui picked classic elements like Shaker-style cabinetry and marble countertops to fit the 1930s house—but added a jolt of blue for fun.
Prep kitchen

A playful color scheme cooks up a preppy vibe in this Druid Hills kitchen

Pink and green in a historic Druid Hills kitchen? Bring it on, says homeowner Katie Newsom, who has always loved preppy colors but didn’t expect to use them in her kitchen.
Blue porch ceiling

Ask the expert: Why are porch ceilings often painted blue?

We asked Hannah Yeo, Benjamin Moore color and design specialist, to explain this Southern tradition.
Modern nursery

Room Envy: This modern nursery doesn’t scream “baby”

April and Ryan Hayslip eschewed traditional blues and pinks in the nursery, instead creating a modern room that—with the exception of a few playful touches—doesn’t scream “baby.”
Room Envy

Room Envy: A tranquil outdoor yoga studio in Serenbe

While planning her family’s new house in Serenbe, yoga instructor Jeny Mathis dreamed up an in-ground labyrinth and yoga studio as the heart of the backyard design, for aesthetics and spiritual and physical wellness. She uses the space for personal respite as well as a setting for her business, Zoetic, which offers yoga, meditation classes, and retreats.
SwatchPop

SwatchPop is the Dear Abby of decorating advice

Like many homeowners, Jessica McRae loves decorating but sometimes gets in over her head. One night she texted a photo of her bare coffee table to a designer friend. In just a few hours, her pal shot back a simple plan of what to buy and how to arrange it. Problem solved. McRae also realized she’d found a new way to deliver pro decor advice.
breakfast room addition

This lively breakfast room plays with plenty of patterns

This lively breakfast room addition by Atlanta architect Norman Askins and interior designer/author James Farmer fits nicely in a 19th-century house.

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