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
A home makeover with flair for thrift -- and a bright pillow addiction -- makes a new 1,200-square-foot condo reflect a vintage-modern style.
This Southern California homeowner created a design that's a liberation of color with plenty of space to breathe. The feel of the corner is removed by painting a section of wall vibrant orange, giving the illusion of greater space while also defining a nook without expensive architecture.
Paint floating shelves the same hue as your wall, then accessorize with accents in contrasting colors. For example, white shelves on a white wall nearly disappear and allow these colorful accessories to shine.
A combination living/dining room allows for an open feel. A mirror placed on the bold stripe on the wall further opens the room.
Ending a stripe on the wall where the dining room ends instills a sense of definition between the two rooms.
The timelessness of this late '60s buffet builds a foundation for eclectic accents. Layering white accessories against a white background reflects a design-without-clutter mantra.
Here, a circle-motif decorative screen separates the living area from the entryway. See-through elements add architectural division without heavy construction or blocked views.
The master bedroom has a mature, masculine look that departs from hot hues found elsewhere in the home. Using rich chocolate tones and muted blues creates sophistication. This mid-century reading chair was just over $100 and gives a plain wall artistic flair thanks to its strong shape.
Throughout the condo, painted blocks of color in strategic places highlight groupings and collections. Here, an espresso brown is a rich backdrop for white accessories.