Stealth Home Décor

Modern home fixtures are playing hide-and-seek around the house. Appliances are hidden in cabinetry, doors open flush with walls and lighting is blended into the backdrop. All contribute to a seamless look in home interiors.

Written By LAILA KEARNEY

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Kate Moss Has More In Common With Home Decor Than You Think (PHOTOS)

Kate Moss has a completely unique personal style that frequently inspires us to try new looks. But what we haven’t noticed, until recently, is her flair for color. Her ensembles frequently get us thinking about new color combinations for our outfits…and interiors. When the golden goddess wore one of her favorite combos, black and white, it had us rethinking that classic duo. A little bit of gold (or bronze) with black and white is something very special.

Even better, the black and white scheme also works with other colors (like deep teal and red), making it incredibly easy to find products that fit this decor. And it also allows mix and mingle your metals in the form of all your home accessories. Click through the slideshow below inspired by Kate Moss, to prove how this color palette can work for you.

Written By Raydene Salinas

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Know your home’s architectural style

Victorian or Colonial revival? Modern or contemporary?

Even if you’re just curious, knowing the style of a home can be helpful for buying, selling, remodeling or decorating.

Deborah Burns, executive director of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, said many homes have easily identifiable styles — a Colonial has a symmetrical facade, a small portico and a center hall, and a bungalow has a central roof dormer and a foundation made with patterned concrete blocks. But she also cautions that not all resources offer the correct information, and not all homes have a set style. It’s hardest to pin down suburban homes, she said.

Written By Margaret Ely

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Earthly Inspiration: Mother Nature meets modern decor

“Moth-wing light fixtures? Thunderhead wallpaper? If you’re an armchair naturalist, you’ll love one of this year’s big home decor trends.

Artists and artisans have captured flora, fauna and even meteorology in media such as photography, illustration, metal and clay. The designs, translated into wall decor and furnishings, range from startling to serene.”

Written By KIM COOK

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