Have you ever wanted to unlock your door with a fingerprint? Control the indoor and outdoor lights with your phone? You can do those things and more with a smart home. We show you how to get a home with connected technology and remote-operated devices that are designed to improve and simplify your life. We sift through the many options, including smart appliances, new apps, and smartphone and tablet innovation, and only bring you those that can make your life better. We give you tips and tricks for navigating the new home technologies and help you with buying decisions.See More
Take a behind-the-scenes look at this 1,100-foot condo that reveals secrets for creating extraordinary style on an everyday budget.
The modern, '60s era building was beautiful, but the condominium was in bad shape. The first step to renovate the space was to paint the walls bright. A partial wall, painted in a deep orange turned something plain into an architectural focal point. Pops of orange integrate the color into the space for a pulled-together look.
By not putting a lot of permanent pattern in the home's design, most of the pattern pops through from pillows, textiles, art, and accessories. These are things that can be moved around or replaced more easily.
These Chinese Chippendale chairs were found at a consignment shop and are intricate pieces that are great companions to the Saarinen pedestal table. The real beauty of classic design is how easily the pedigreed pieces blend together.
A touch of grace takes groupings from canned to clever. Layer on a bit of nature, a vintage find, or a treasured memento to add emotional depth and visual interest, such as the grouped items on the red lacquer tray shown here.