Annie Sloan knows a thing or two about design. As an interior designer, trained fine artist, decorative painter, and the inventor of Chalk Paint, she’s considered one of the world’s leading authorities in paint, color and style. Sloan recently filmed a furniture painting course with Create Academy, and one of […]

When you envision a house in California, what comes to mind? For most of us, it’s beautifully bright, airy rooms with tall ceilings and oversized windows to let in an abundance of natural light. It’s a blend of textures, colors, and details that pay homage to the natural world, while […]

I firmly believe that how you decorate your home says a lot about who you are as a person. The question is whether it’s saying what you want it to. It’s easy to buy into all the trends you see online and try to replicate your favorite influencers’ design choices, […]

IKEA’s 2024 U.S. Style Guide delves into four emerging interior design movements. Following survey data, the team at IKEA including IKEA U.S. Country Home Furnishing & Retail Design Manager Seana Strawn predict what the design community and consumers gravitate to—while actively seeking to remind each and every one of us […]

The beauty of interior design is its ability to transport you. If the place you want to be is on a beach near the Pacific Ocean, you’re going to want to familiarize yourself with the California coastal design style. Also known as California casual, it’s a popular interior design style […]

As an interior designer, I’ve seen 2023 design trends falling out of style as we enter 2024. I predict that yellow-gold hardware and modern-farmhouse decor will get left behind. Open-concept designs and beige-laden spaces are falling out of favor.  Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized […]

2023 brought in a very distinct kitchen design style. Bright-colored furniture, like yellow kitchen cabinets, became increasingly popular, along with the all-white kitchens that made a noticeable comeback. Statement kitchen islands, streamlined storage, and open-plan kitchens ruled the trends overall. Image credit: Max Rahubovskiy But as 2023 has ended, let’s look at what […]