Crap At Interior Design? 12 Style Cheats To Ensure Nobody Knows

Decorating your home need not be a struggle with these simple interior design tricks (Photo: Mixed Retailers)

Decorating your home need not be a struggle with these simple interior design tricks (Photo: Mixed Retailers)

Decorating your home need not be a struggle with these simple interior design tricks (Photo: Mixed Retailers)

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Do you feel like everyone else’s home is effortlessly Insta perfect, while yours never feels quite right? You know you want a chic, stylish interior, but for one reason or another you find it difficult to achieve. The struggle is real.

No matter how many Pinterest home design boards you make, it can feel like

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Barbiecore Home Decor Tips From Three DC Designers

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While we can thank Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie movie for the truly A-plus photos of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling rollerblading in matching neon Spandex, we can also thank the film for the rise of a newly coined design moment: Barbiecore.

Yes, there’s another “core” aesthetic moment happening (also on the list: cottagecore, regencycore, goblincore), and this one is pretty much as it sounds—a movement centered around flouncy touches like hot pink, frills, and rhinestones. Google searches for “Barbiecore” soared this summer, and celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Zendaya have embraced the palette in their red carpet wardrobes.

Incorporating Barbiecore into your home decor is a fine line: Too much, and you’ll go full-on Dream House. That’s why we asked three local designers to give us tips on how to use the trend in ways that are more subtle allusion, rather than waiting on Skipper and

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What does your home — your furniture, colors, art — say about you?

I have interviewed hundreds of designers over the years, and I often ask this same question: What makes you cringe when you walk into someone’s home? I expect them to say something like bad taste, too much clutter, no sense of proportion — but universally, their answer is this: lack of personality.

Our homes I say a lot about us, and ideally, the goal is for our homes to reflect the best version of us, not the too timid, too busy or too boring version. So when a pitch from a publicist promised that her client, interior designer Margarita Bravo, could reveal “what the aesthetics of someone’s home reveal about their values ​​and identity,” I was intrigued.

In 20 years of writing this column, I’ve never seen a pitch for a design psychic. I thought I would put Bravo to the test. Although she later conceded this wasn’t her idea,

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How to Add Texture to Home Design | Real Estate

Whether you’re setting up a new home for the first time or are giving your interior a refresh, it’s natural to want a living space that’s inviting, appealing and comfortable. And a good way to achieve that is to focus on adding texture to your home. Here, we’ll discuss what texture is and how to incorporate it into your design plans:

When we talk about adding texture to home design, we’re enhancing the way living spaces look and feel by incorporating textiles and different finishes. The goal is to have these enhancements complement one another to create a space that’s inviting as well as visually and physically appealing.

Many interior designers are seeing an uptick in clients who want to focus on adding texture to their personal spaces. Ellie Mroz, founder and principal designer at Ellie Mroz Design in Westfield, NJ, thinks part of

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West Elm and Mara Hoffman Are Bringing the Outdoors Into Your Home | Architectural Digest

A lot has changed for Mara Hoffman in the 22 years since she started her eponymous clothing label, focused on sustainable materials and processes. For starters, she’s no longer hand-beading pieces “as a one-woman show in a tiny apartment above Curry in a Hurry” in New York City. Through all the creative change that comes with decades of artistic work, the natural world remains a steady inspiration. “I feel that everything I have ever designed or brought into creation has been informed by nature and my relationship to it,” she shares. So, naturally, when designing her latest collaboration with West Elm, a 22-piece home collection ranging from $19.50–$799, looking to the great outdoors was instinctual.

Mara’s clothing has long been heralded as the reigning definition of low-key chic—dresses in electrifying prints, shirts cut from texturally fascinating materials, and flowing skirts with movement sewn into the seams. (Her designs can even

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