Category: Home Design

Interior Design Don’ts On TikTok, According To The Pros

As interior design continues to evolve, it’s no surprise that designers have transitioned to platforms like TikTok to share their design tips and tricks. As a result, TikTok has quickly grown to rival Instagram for the interior design spotlight. With fun and quirky bite-sized videos of designers sharing their favorite trends in an easy and understandable format, TikTok has created a space for homeowners to go when they require some aid in their next renovation.

One thing DesignTok, the home decor side of TikTok, has to offer in abundance is professional design tips regarding what homeowners should aim to avoid during their next remodel. We’ve gathered some of our favorite ugly interior design mistakes below to help you know what note to do in your next reno project.

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Matching the tones and textures of every furniture piece

Designer @homedrawninteriors on TikTok shared their dos and don’ts for designing the perfect

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Simple interior design tricks to make ANY room look bigger without breaking the budget

Many of us live in properties that are smaller than we would like, which is why it is important to know the tricks to make any room look bigger.

From well placed mirrors to darker flooring, there are small updates that can make any room look instantly more spacious.

London-based model-turned-businesswoman Caprice Bourret, founder of interiors brand By Caprice Home, shared her eight top tips exclusively with FEMAIL.

‘Anyone looking to redecorate should follow these simple tricks and think smart about your space to achieve a finished result you can use and actually live in,’ Caprice said.

‘Getting your enjoyment out of a space is important otherwise it totally beats the purpose!’

Caprice suggested Replacing heavy curtains with bright and airy fabric, and paying close attention to how the flooring is laid to create the illusion of space…

1. Hang mirrors near natural light

Catch the light: Placing one large mirror - or several small ones - near a natural light source helps bounce light into the room, making it appear bigger and less cramped

Catch the light: Placing one large

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Celeb Stylist Kate Young Renovates Her Upstate New York Home

I get very mood-board-y,” muses fashion stylist Kate Young, reflecting on her approach to designing her own homes. The same, she explains, is true when it comes to devising red-carpet ensembles for the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, and Dakota Johnson.

“I like to study, pick pieces, and mix it all together.” So one might say that her own personal Oscars has been the circa 1945 Bauhaus-style house in Woodstock, New York, that she shares with her husband, record executive Keith Abrahamsson, and their two sons, Stellan and Leif. Armed with modernist William Muschenheim’s original plans (sleuthed from Columbia University’s Avery library) and aided by their architect friend Graydon Yearick, the couple set out to revive the spirit of the home, executing a near gut renovation after purchasing it three years ago. “A lot was replaced to look like the original,” Young says, alluding to new light boxes and

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Tour a Napa Valley Home That Features Groovy Furniture and Gucci Wallpaper | Architectural Digest

You won’t have to venture far into this serene home, in Napa Valley, California, to feel the influence of its designer, Kristen Peña. Schooled in European elegance and proportions, the San Francisco–based decorator, and founder of K Interiors, has established a reputation for creating contemporary designs that thoughtfully balances openness and privacy. Nevertheless, inside this four-bedroom home, Peña has also managed to go further in melding the tailored, largely monochromatic palette of her clients with a playful, sophisticated scheme that elevates the residence’s overall aesthetic.

“It was a very clean slate when I was brought in, so we really wanted to honor all the lines of the interior architecture,” says Peña, whose globetrotting through Southeast Asia, Morocco, and beyond, over the years, has helped cultivate her love of patterns and textures. “[At the same time,] we wanted to provide accessibility and comfort by using lots of artisan designers to

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Brooklyn Residential: Rethinking Home Design in NYC’s Most Populous Borough

Brooklyn Residential: Rethinking Home Design in NYC’s Most Populous Borough

New York City is defined by its architecture, and in turn, diverse ways of living. As the nation’s “metropolis,” it has also faced some of the most challenging housing problems of any American city. From single-family homes to high-rise residential towers, housing has evolved at different paces and scales throughout the boroughs. In turn, each district and county is home to a wide range of residential styles and housing solutions.

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All five boroughs came into existence with the creation of modern New York City in 1898 when they were consolidated within one municipal government under a new city charter. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, Brooklyn is located on the western end of Long Island in Kings County. It is New York

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