With shades to set any vibe, this lively color is the perfect home refresher.
Add a little or a lot, go bright and bold or warm and cozy. Orange is a beautiful and contemporary color that can help you achieve your design goals across all styles and rooms. The color is known to promote general wellness and can have both calming and energizing effects, making it the perfect home mood-setter.
ADD PATTERNED DÉCOR
In this earthy, neutral-toned living room, autumnal orange striped chairs elevate the space without feeling out of place.
UPHOLSTER CHAIRS IN A FUN PRINT
An easy way to weave orange into your home is through pieces that can easily be moved around for an instant pop of color. In this Fifth Avenue dining room, orange chairs complement the green glazed walls.
COVER WALLS IN GEOMETRICS
Enliven a bathroom’s minimalist foundation with a geometric wallpaper.
EXTEND THE COLOR TO THE CEILING
In designer Ken Fulk’s Cape Cod library, the walls and ceiling are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Dash of Curry. The warm, saturated orange contrasts with the blues of the room and the view of the ocean, while its extension to the ceiling is a chic, understated detail.
\BRING IN MATCHING POPS OF COLOR
This sleek office is enlivened with creamy pops of orange.
INCORPORATE RICH, TEXTURED ACCENTS
In Antonello Radi’s 16th-century Umbrian home, a vintage vibe was achieved through burnt orange walls and ornate decor. Velvet chairs and antique mirrors and portraits create an understated glamour that complements the 19th-century mantel.
WARM THE SPACE WITH WOOD
Wooden accents create a sultry vibe in this oceanfront apartment, while the dim, warm lighting adds coziness to the ultra-modern space.
GET PATTERN CRAZY
When it comes to patterns, this home is proof that more is more. In Christina Juarez’s apartment, the walls and vintage sofa in the home office are covered in a matching Elizabeth Hamilton fabric from John Rosselli.
LET THE HEARTH INSPIRE YOUR SPACE
The glow of the fire in this cozy living space is complemented with peachy orange furniture and deep yellow walls, while natural light subtly brightens the room.
SOFTEN UP WITH TEXTURED WALLS
The carrot-colored wallpaper in this children’s room has a delicate texture, making the bold color appear softer and more welcoming.
TRY COZY SUNSHINE-INSPIRED BEDDING
A great place to use orange is in your bedroom. The color is known to promote happiness and energy, so why not wake up to it every morning? This Ibiza bedroom is complete with a custom bench, bedding, and curtains.
KEEP ORANGE HUES TOGETHER
While you may be inclined to scatter orange accents throughout your space, a unique alternative is to keep the pops of color together. The couch, pillows and ottoman are kept in close vicinity to draw the eye in.
DESIGNATE A STATEMENT WALL
This simple bathroom was given life with a vibrant floral wall. If you don’t want to commit to a fully orange room, a statement wall is a great way to start.
CREATE DRAMATIC CONTRAST
Dark walls in this moody London home put a spotlight on the statement orange couch that sits at the center of the room. By opting for darker surrounding decor, orange accents are sure to shine.
ADD AN AUTUMNAL BANQUETTE
The banquette in this Manhattan townhouse adds energy to the space with warmth and coziness. The olive green walls provide a refined backdrop for the statement furniture
Steal these fast, fresh tips for your next outdoor affair.
Make DIY S’more Pots
What’s an outdoor party without some s’mores? Guests will love these adorable, individual desserts.
Let guests know what’s on the menu
Coat a tall piece of plywood with black chalkboard paint for a professional-looking board. Blogger Nan used an overhead projector and white acrylic paint to add the “menu” graphic.
Dress up bottles in one minute flat
Sparkling water and lemonade, jars of pickles, even soda bottles become part of the decor when wrapped in patterned paper secured with double-sided tape. Use scraps of gift wrap or wallpaper that match your color scheme.
Anchor tablecloths with rails of posies
Skip store-bought weights and make your own by filling tiny buckets with wildflowers and a half inch of water. Just suspend the bouquets from your tablecloth using a clip and fishing line or skinny ribbon. Tie and knot one end around the handle of the bucket and the other around the clip.
Let the games begin!
There’s no better solution for early arrivals and the post-lunch slump than a collection of no-skills-required lawn games. Set out a basket of Frisbees, Wiffle balls, and badminton rackets — along with a croquet set—all within view of the picnic table.
Help guests keep their cool
Battle scorching sun, aggressive mosquitoes, and stifling temperatures with a few thoughtful amenities your friends will appreciate. Buy a supply of fans, plus sunblock and bug spray, and have everything at the ready when company comes.
Turn holiday lights into summer sparklers
With a little embellishment, Christmas lights become twinkling flowering vines, crawling along a porch post and railing. To make these blooms, puncture the bottoms of paper muffin cups in the center and slide one over each bulb.
Hang lights wherever you want
You don’t need a pergola or porch to add twinklers. Stylist Emily Henderson creates posts for string lights by filling buckets with rocks and anchoring bamboo polls in them.
Set a pretty tablescape
Set a pretty outdoor table with some of our favorite finds.
Hello, sunshine! Summer is upon us and it’s time to lighten up—in lots of ways. If your home is feeling out of season, read on! These simple summer decorating ideas are a breeze!
1. SLIP INTO IT
Nothing says summer casual quite like white slipcovers. Now, before you say, “no way” to white, think again. These comfy coverings are stain-resistant, durable, and easy to remove for cleaning. Still not sold? Sandy-hued neutrals can capture that easy summer vibe too!
The Dylan slipcovered sofa epitomizes summer’s relaxed attitude with a laid-back style and easy-to-clean white cotton twill fabric.
2. GO SOFTLY
Always fun to decorate with, pillows are an instant game changer. Swap out richly colored styles for light, bright, and whimsical ones. Our designers suggest mixing it up with florals, stripes, coastal, and botanical motifs.
With its subtle shine and soft texture, the Metallic Pillow in blush adds sizzle to your summer style.
Looking for something more casual? Outdoor pillows offer chic, colorful looks that work beautifully for the indoors, too, and are super easy to clean.
3. CLAIM YOUR COAST
What’s summer style without a nod to the shore? Coastal accents make perfect summer room décor. Create beach-inspired style with pieces that reflect what you love about the sea and sand. Does sailing make you swoon? Say it with art. Fascinated by sea life? Show your appreciation with chic coral décor pieces, or a unique coastal accent!
Our fanciful Crabs in Glass Cloches are handmade replicas of Maryland blue crabs, and look like finds from a walk on the shore.
Vintage Swimsuit I paper art is a whimsical bathing beauty; the swimsuit is hand-cut from a copy of a vintage map of Montauk.
4. ACE YOUR SERVE
Trays are a must for summer soirees. They should be large enough for your needs, light enough to carry when they’re loaded up, and made with well-secured handles or comfy hand-holds. Reflective styles that catch the natural daylight will serve up your tasty thirst quenchers with dazzle. These trays also work beautifully as coffee table accents or as places to organize toiletries in summer guest rooms.
The curvy Colette Tray in clear acrylic brings a dazzling modern vibe to the party!
5. GO NATURAL
It’s garden season—make the most of it! Plant your favorite flowers and greenery in containers for beautiful, always-fresh summer room décor indoors or out. Our designers love urn-shaped planters for an unmistakably elegant statement at an entryway, on a deck or patio, in a sunroom…you get the picture!
Handcrafted in a 400-year-old atelier de poterie in the south of France and glazed in an antiqued ivory, our Anduzeterra-cotta planters evoke a classical vibe that’s also bright and fresh.
6. BEFRIEND A FAUX
If you can’t have (or don’t want) fresh flowers in your home, grab a well-made arrangement of faux summer blooms to liven up your room. Keep in mind: Quality is the difference between tacky and tasteful, here. You want it to look just like the real thing.
Exquisitely handcrafted, the Tall Pink Peony Watergarden offers true-to-life summer blossoms for anywhere you need a touch of color.
7. SLEEP LIGHTLY
Switch out heavyweight bedding for lighter styles in breathable, cozy fabrics. Colorful floral print duvet covers in lustrous cotton sateen are always fashionable this time of year, as are matelassés and block-print quilts. This simple switch makes a big impact—especially when you dress your bed like a design pro! Discover our secrets on how to make your bed.
The Arcelia Printed Duvet and Giorgina Embroidered Quilt have it all: a shimmery sateen, a soft palette, and a cool, understated block print.
Looking for some outdoor decorating ideas for summer, too? Check out these photos of real outdoor rooms shared by some of our clients, then head here to find all the outdoor rugs, pillows, and furniture you need to create your own oasis.
Bold lapis, dreamy denim, or elegant navy: blue never goes out of style.
BOLD CERULEAN TILE
Glossy cerulean tiles by Original Style bring a clean pop of color to this Bordeaux, France bathroom designed by Michael Coorengel and Jean-Pierre Calvagra. The room also features candle lighting fixtures, and a 19th-century painted wrought-iron washbasin.
Architect Achille Salvagni transformed this Roman Palazzo into a storied bathroom, featuring tub fittings by Lefroy Brooks, a heirloom 1750 Italian stool, and a 1930s Venini chandelier. The striped wallpaper is by Ralph Lauren Home.
Vintage ship lights, an antique sink, and a medicine cabinet made of reclaimed barnwood give this bathroom in an Upstate New York home a rustic touch. The blue walls are waterproof Venetian plaster, and the floor is polished concrete.
This aquamarine blue powder room makes a splash with its bold wallpaper from Secondhand Rosein a New York City home decorated by interior designer Katie Ridder. The sconces are from Liza Sherman Antiques and the sink is custom-made.
SMOKEY BLUE MARBLE
The blue Bardiglio marble in the master bath of this Northern New Jersey homemimics the soothing ripples of ocean waves. The tub by Kohler has fittings by Dornbracht.
BLUE FLORAL CEILING
Instead of blue walls, designer Patrick Punty’s Oakland bungalow goes for an elegant yet modern feel with a dramatic ceiling covered in Cole & Son wallpaper. The bathroom sink is by Stone Forest, the faucet is by Waterworks, and the bust of Napoleon is antique.
CREAM AND SKY BLUE
In a historic English estate, a beautiful guest bath has a tub and fittings reclaimed from another part of the manor; the curtains are of a James Haresilk, and the carpet is by Ryalux.
COBALT TILE ACCENTS
Deep blue tiles by Artistic Tile add focus in Andy Cohen’s Manhattan duplex. The master bath’s tub is by Wooden Baths Ltd. The sinks, fixtures, and sconces are by Waterworks. The counter and window surround are in Statuary White marble and the hexagonal floor tiles are by Artistic Tile.
BLUE STRIPED BEACH HOUSE
Blue-and-white striped Almaviva tiles amplify the turquoise glow of the subterranean bathroom room in this Ibiza beach house designed by Cabinet Alberto Pinto. A porthole over the Villeroy & Boc sinks provides an underwater view of the pool.
Gold accents look extra luxurious against the grey-toned teal of the master bath of this French home is by Jacob Delafon. The tub fittings are by Waterworks, the sconces are by Niermann Weeks, and the Veere Grenney chair is covered in an Armani/Casa fabric; the chandelier is by Tony Duquette, and the vanity, mirror, and marble flooring are all custom designs.
One of two master baths at Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia’s 1970s home near Geneva, Switzerland, features eye-catching blue, gray, and silver mosaic glass tiles, which cover the shower surround and tub. The custom-made sofa is upholstered in a pleated silk.
But that doesn’t mean your style has to go to the dogs. Here are five easy pet-friendly furniture and home design ideas that will make a difference.
1. TAKE COVER
More than likely, your pets are sharing the bed with you—or taking it over! To keep the fashion factor high in the bedroom, invest in high-quality, machine washable bedding that can withstand the regular care that’s required with pets. Our bedding selection offers a wide array of beautiful styles in 100% cotton that can easily be brushed, vacuumed, washed, and ironed to keep your bed dressed in its best.
The Abriella floral duvet cover and shams offer fresh, pet-friendly bedroom style. The duvet cover features hand pockets and interior corner duvet ties that make it super easy to remove the duvet insert for cleaning.
2. DRESSED FOR SUCCESS
The best furniture for pets is dressed wisely. Our all-new selection of high-performance fabrics offers worry-free fashions for indoor upholstery pieces, including plush velvet, tailored chenille, herringbone, and linen in a variety of colors and patterns. These beautiful, durable, pet-friendly fabrics repel spills, resist moisture and odors, and are easy to clean so you don’t have to sacrifice your style for your pets.
The Borini Ivory high-performance fabric has the look and feel of a classic twill so you can finally have that cozy, light colored sofa you’ve always wanted.
3. TREAT YOUR EYES
Food bags and pouches stuffed in cupboards can be an unruly annoyance, especially if you have multiple pets. Keeping colorful biscuits, jerkies, and other treats fresh in stylish glass containers on your kitchen counter is an easy, chic solution.
These Glass Cork jars are food-safe and come in three different sizes—great for storing different treats for multi-pet households.
4. HIT THE FLOOR
Every rug may not be suitable for a pet-friendly home but every pet-friendly home can definitely have a stylish rug! Save your pretty plush styles for low-traffic areas (if there’s such a thing) and opt for indoor/outdoor rugs for your active living spaces.
The La Grange rug has the stylish look of a flat-weave wool rug; you’d never know it’s woven from high-performance fibers that can withstand muddy or litter-laden paws. Plus, it’s reversible!
The Mickey Mouse stripe rug is braided, just like a classic rag rug, from durable fibers. It’s also reversible for double the style!
5. PLAY CATCH
From chew toys and leashes to catnip-filled mice and bouncy balls, your pets’ playthings definitely need a home! Interesting boxes and baskets can catch the clutter in style.
The lightweight yet durable Fantastic Felt storage baskets have a fun, fetching look and can easily be moved from room to room for pickup and playtime.
These deserve a permanent spot in your bookmarks bar.
We all love decorating — until we hit “checkout” and see just how much our small bedroom redesign ultimately ended up costing. But you don’t have to drain your bank account (or forgo your new decor dreams altogether), you just have to know where to find the best deals. These sites are our go-to’s when it comes to cheap decor that’s actually quality, on trend, and looks totally luxe. You have our permission to go redo your entire house now.
You can shop for clothes and housewares in one. Their linens are killer, pillows and rugs are swoon-worthy, and they’ve got some pretty covetable kitchenware, too. Just go ahead and take all my money, H&M.
Walk into Target for one thing, come out with an entire cartful of things you don’t need. Like their modern Project 62 furniture line. Too good.
If you’ve ever added decor items to your Anthro shopping cart and immediately wanted to cry, check Urban. It’s the same cool, bohemian vibe (think all the colors, patterns, and textures), but way more affordable.
JOSS & MAIN
Joss & Main curates their selections by styles — Modern Farmhouse or Cottage Living, for example — so you can shop your entire room by your design aesthetic.
Furniture, home decor, rugs — you name it, they’ve got it. You’ll score unique finds from around the world that are totally original. (And at prices that won’t make you die inside).
IKEA, we’ll never quit you. Once you’ve bought your furniture, these hacks will help you turn it into something totally gorge and unique.
Gilt is where you go when you want to score designer brands without the designer price tag. Their sales last about a month, so keep checking back for the newest, freshest content.
Did you know you can buy furniture on Amazon? Now you do. And a lot of it comes with prime shipping!
Also known as rug central, you can find literally anything you’re looking for on Wayfair, in a variety of decor styles. And they always have great deals.
AllModern is Wayfair’s hipper, edgier cousin. If modern, sleek decor is what you’re after, this site will keep your decor on point and your budget in check.
Etsy might require a bit more hunting to find something great since all the items are sold by individual sellers and the majority are handmade, but that’s half the fun. They’ve got everything from artwork to decor to furniture — and you can even score some sweet antique finds, too.
You won’t find any furniture or big ticket items here, but it’s a killer spot for, well, uncommon home decor accents. If you want unique lighting, wall decor, or decorative objects at a low price point, this is your go-to.
The fastest way to refresh any space.
Odds are, we don`t need to convince you about the transformative nature of wallpaper. You`ve probably seen plenty “before” and “after” photos of rooms that left you speechless, thanks to a statement-making wall-covering. It is, after all, one of the easiest home makeover projects out there. Browse these gorgeous patterned wallpapers that are destined to give just about any room some design clout.
LARGE FLAMINGO WALLPAPER
A playful twist on a traditional solid pink paper, these feathered friends will give your wall tons of texture.
Animal-print can be tricky on walls, but a print of animals? Brilliant and fitting if you’re all for bold patterns in a design scheme.
SOFT BLUE WATERCOLOR WALLPAPER
The inky swirl of watercolor gives a subdued color palette plenty of personality.
AURORA GOLD AND IVORY BRUSHSTROKE WALLPAPER
This squiggly metallic print plays surprisingly well with others—think of it as a non-neutral neutral.
These pretty painted squares are like the grown-up version of the photos you used to tack up all over your walls in college—but infinitely more chic.
This paper will make your walls pretty enough to kiss.
TAUPE CHINOISERIE WALLPAPER
The large scale gives this classic print some real punch.
NEW YORK WOMEN – DOWNTOWN WING WALLPAPER
What better wall covering for your ladies-only oasis than this print filled with sketches of the ladies of downtown NYC.
ORANGE CRUSH WALLPAPER
Nothing says “bright” and “fresh” like a dash of foliage and bold citrus.
CONSTELLATION MAP WALLPAPER
Keep an eye on the stars (even when light pollution gets in your way) with this stellar print.
FUNKY FRAMES WALLPAPER
These crafty frames mean your kids can finally have an excuse to draw on the walls.
HOJAS CUBANAS RICH EMERALD WALLPAPER
Get in on the botanical print trend with this vibrant, leafy paper.
MATISSE IS MY MUSE WALLPAPER IN MULTICOLOR
Inspired by the shapes of Matisse cut-outs, this colorful print gives your space an ideal blend of color and art cred.
ARCADIA PINK BANANA LEAF WALLPAPER
This paper will make any room feel like a tropical getaway in an instant.
Negative space makes this floating geometric print feel ethereal.
FLOWER GIRL WALLPAPER
Warm up a traditional floral with some subtle figures, like this colorful version.
VAN GOGH WALLPAPER
The texture of this Van Gogh-inspired print provides an almost painted-on effect that makes it really stand out.
ANDANZA WALLPAPER IN COPPER
Inspired by a painted mural in an old hotel bar in San Miguel de Allende, this intricate print blends rustic and modern aesthetics.
Large zoomorphic masks stand in for the art you never seem to get around to hanging.
AJA WALLPAPER IN PERIWINKLE
Moody purple gives palm fronds an unexpected edge.
Make a statement with this bold, graphic wallpaper.
Inspired by traditional textiles, this floral print is a perfect way to jazz up a classic design scheme.
Make your guests green with envy with this bright green stone pattern.
BLUE ROSE WATERCOLOR WALLPAPER
Throw subtle out the window with this brilliant blue floral pattern.
Make even the most petite room feel like part of a glamorous European hotel with this layered print.
These beautiful blotches were inspired by the movement of liquid in zero gravity.
If you’ve ever watched the Diane Lane classic, Under the Tuscan Sun, it’s probably safe to say you’ve dreamed of moving to Tuscany or, at the very least, booking an extended vacay there.
Listen to me: It is time to make your dreams a reality. It’s not too late to book that trip. In fact, there’s no time like the present, because you can now rent none other than the Villa Bramasole, officially known as Villa Laura, for a week-long stay.
The property, which consists of the 17th century Villa, farmhouse, and limonaia (AKA greenhouse for growing citrus), lies just outside the town of Cortona in Italy and was restored in 2006.
Stepping inside the villa, you’ll find 10 bedrooms (which comfortably sleep up to 20 guests), 10.5 bathrooms, a cozy fireplace, wine cellar, home theater, and a game room.
Outside, you can “stroll the grounds and explore the lake, take a swim in the pool, or dip in the jetted tub.” Not enough options? Don’t fret. Relax on the hammock under the fruit trees, pick organic veggies from the garden, and stock up on “homemade products, jams, passata, sauces, and oils.”
According to Luxury Retreats, depending on when you visit Villa Laura, accommodations will cost anywhere from $2,362-$4,051 per night. Econolodge this isn’t.
A cooling outdoor shower adds a splash of refreshment to your yard.
There’s nothing more luxurious than a property with an outdoor shower. Whether it’s minimalistic or more of a statement-making design scheme, an outdoor shower sets the tone for relaxation on a hot summer day.
PALM SPRINGS OASIS
This Palm Springs oasis features a bounty of indoor-outdoor amenities. On the patio near the master bedroom, the outdoor shower head is by Grohe, and the artwork is by Paulden Evans.
Architect Michael Imber and designer Lynn Myers conjured a whitewashed Moroccan fantasy on Florida’s Gulf Coast for a Mississippi family. Here, a view from above the outdoor shower and pool.
A CEDAR BEAUTY
In an upstate New York home, designer Frank Webb’s outdoor shower is clad in clear cedar, and the fixtures are by MGS Progetti.
In southwestern France, a vintage-textiles dealer uses her family’s 18th-century farmhouse to celebrate the pleasures of country life. The outdoor shower walls are reclaimed planks from an 18th-century house, the chair is from Biarritz, France, and the sink is from the 1940s.
A shower in a home on the island of Mustique is sheathed in bamboo and open to the sky.
Stone elements infuse a zen aesthetic into a Halo Bay vacation retreat by Stephanie Brown Inc.
This open-air shower featuring a thatch roof is meant for enjoying sunny days. Design by Suzanne Kasler Interiors.
An outdoor shower featuring lush greenery complemented by a concrete wall and slatted wood flooring make for the perfect tropical escape.
Stone walls and flooring add visual interest to an outdoor shower retreat in a Hawaiian villa. Design by Slifer Designs.
A stylish, yet simple, outdoor shower in a Vero Beach Residence designed by DJDS.
A PRACTICAL DESIGN
This simple outdoor shower design by Tim Barber is the perfect way to unwind after a long day.
RELAXED WITH CHARACTER
A relaxed outdoor shower by Molie Malone Interior Design adds a touch of character to a shingle-style house.
Massachusetts design firm Vani Sayeed Studios crafted a cozy outdoor shower escape for a Martha’s Vineyard beach home.