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Yellow Passive house that runs on solar power

Designing with the Color Yellow

Whether the color yellow covers the entire home or adds just a splash of color, here are some ideas for enjoying the sunny side of design.
March 1, 2016
hillcrest house interior kitchen 3

How to Design With Luster

While finish trends come and go—these high-gloss rooms aren't afraid to shine.
March 1, 2016
Red tiles brighten up the kitchen and provides views throughout the house.

How to Make a Big Impact with Color in Interior Design

Feeling inspired by the Five Senses package in our current Interiors We Love issue? Check out these homes that use color to great effect.
February 24, 2016
Wooden staircase with kitchen shelves

8 Staircases That Double As Extra Storage

These homes show that sometimes the best space-saving solutions can be found right under your nose—or feet.
February 24, 2016
Glimpsed from the outside, it becomes clear how an internal corridor flows through both structures at an uncommon angle.

Blue Mood: 9 Creative Ways to Use Color

With a palette that spans from baby blue to midnight, discover how designers are using this too-cool hue.
February 23, 2016
A Manhattan Beach house covered in family photographs

On the Eve of Demolition, an Artist Covers His Longtime Family Home in Photographs

An installation riffs on the sometimes fragile relationship between homes and memory.
February 22, 2016
Red House exterior

7 Ways to Design Inside and Out with the Color Red

No matter the amount, designing with the color red can make quite the statement.
February 18, 2016
Midcentury house in Portland with iron colored facade and gold front door

6 Front Doors That Make a Statement

Bright colors, distinctive materials, and an eye for detail make for welcoming results.
February 17, 2016
Airstream trailer decked out with smart home technology.

An Airstream Trailer Brimming with Smart Home Technology

Seattle-based marketing executive Chris Pendl used the smart home app Wink to make his mobile second home more secure, efficient, and convenient.
February 16, 2016