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Color Trends for 2002
Curious about Color Trends for 2002? See what the Color Marketing Group has planned for the hot colors that will cover furniture, fabrics, appliances, paints, and more.

More about Color Trends for 2002
Find out what the Color Marketing Group Forecasts as the color trends for 2002.

List of CMG Forecast Colors for 2002
Browse the list of 2002 Forecast Colors from the Color Marketing Group. These are the colors used by designers to create new lines of cars, paints, furnishings, fabrics, paints, and more.

Five Best Decorating TV Websites
See our picke for the 5 Best Decorating TV Websites. Find out which decorating TV shows have the best information, projects, tips, design sources, and how-tos. Read more here!

Remodeling Polls
Remodeling -- love it or hate it? Share your opinion in these online polls!

Favorite Interior Decorating Books
Some of our very favorite interior decorating books are listed here. See why we chose them and what makes them great.

July 4th Plant Basket Centerpiece
Make this easy plant basket for your July 4th table.

July 4th Maidenhair Fern Centerpiece
Dress up a standard red carnation floral arrangement with a few decorations for Memorial Day and July 4th!

Versatile Furniture for Kids


Designers In Residence - A book that takes you into designers' own homes


Earth Day - What You Can Do
What can you do to recycle more and save the earth? Get tips and suggestions for Earth Day.

More on Saving the Earth - What You Can Do
Get some easy and helpful recycling tips so you can help save the earth every day.

Materials List for a Pretty Rose Centerpiece<
Make a special centerpiece for Spring. Whether you entertain on Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Easter, or host a bridal shower or tea party, these easy centerpieces will infuse your gathering with color, fragrance, and style. Learn how here!

How to Arrange a Rose Bouquet in a Vase<
Make a special centerpiece for Spring. Whether you entertain on Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Easter, or host a bridal shower or tea party, these easy centerpieces will infuse your gathering with color, fragrance, and style. Learn how here!

Roses and Ceramic Balls Spring Centerpiece Idea
Make a special centerpiece for Spring. Whether you entertain on Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Easter, or host a bridal shower or tea party, these easy centerpieces will infuse your gathering with color, fragrance, and style. Learn how here!

How to Make a Floating Candles and Flowers Centerpiece
Make a special centerpiece for Spring. Whether you entertain on Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Easter, or host a bridal shower or tea party, these easy centerpieces will infuse your gathering with color, fragrance, and style. Learn how here!

An Interview with an Author


More of Our Interview with an Author


Monet's Garden - a Photo Tour
French Garden in Photos, Page 2 of our tour of Claude Monet's Gardens

Photo Gallery from Giverny
Take a Virtual Photo Tour of Claude Monet's Garden in Giverny, Page 3

Monet's Famous Water Gardens in Giverny
Monet's Famous Water Gardens in Giverny, Page 5 of our Photo Tour

More of our Garden Tour of Giverny
Photo tour of the Gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny, Page 6

Beautiful Decorating Books from Barnes and Noble
Enter our special decorating bookstore, with gorgeous books to add to your collection or give as a gift. Choose from home and garden, children's room decorating, holiday, home improvement, English style, Monet, Provence, books from House Beautiful, and lots more.

Ceramic Spheres Centerpiece Project Instructions
Use popular ceramic spheres to make this easy arrangement as a table centerpiece...

Lemon Lime Medley Project Instructions
Make a pretty centerpiece from lemons and limes. See how, with tops on creating this easy arrangement...

Lemon Daisy Centerpiece Project Instructions
See this quick tutorial on how to make an easy arrangement from lemons and daisy flowers...

Roses and Limes Centerpiece Project Instructions
Here's how to make this easy arrangement from roses and limes...

Decorating Topic of the Week Index
Browse some favorite decorating topics and get links to more online resouces and information. Click here if you love interior decorating!

Decorating Topic of the Week
Learn more about decorating a kitchen with these online resources for information and products. You can have the nicest kitche on the block!

Decorating Topic of the Week: MOVING
Moving soon? Browse our helpful moving tips and get online sources for information and moving supplies like boxes and tape. Don't miss it!

Decorating Topic of the Week: PAINTING
Free painting tips and information to help you get the most out of this do it yourself project. Find out about color, finishes, and how to test paints for your room.

Decorating Topic of the Week: STENCILING[R]
Learn more about stenciling and get tips and projects using stencils and paints to decorate your home.

Decorating Topic of the Week: SUMMER
Looking for some fun summertime decorating ideas? Look here for projects, links, and sources for outdoor furniture, ceiling fans, Cottage style and lots more!

Decorating Topic of the Week: TABLES
Not sure how to choose a dining room table? These links will help. Get tips on sizing a table for your space and which table shapes might be best for you.

Interior Decorating Quiz on Paint Terminology I
Take a free online quiz to see how much you know about painting terms!

Take a Quick Quiz on Paint Terms II
Take a free online quiz to see how much you know about painting terms!

Have Fun with this Decorating Quiz about Painting Terms III
Take a free online quiz to see how much you know about painting terms like tone, faux, satin, and verdigris.

Learn Something New in this Decorating Quiz on Dressmaker Trimmings
Take a free online quiz to see how much you know about decorative dressmaker trimmings!

Citrus and Sunflowers Centerpiece Project Instructions
Here's how to make this easy arrangement made from limes and sunflowers... See our easy centerpiece tutorials!

Floating Flowers and Candles Centerpiece Project Instructions
Here's how to make this easy Floating Flowers and Candles centerpiece arrangement...

Citrus Cooler Centerpiece Project Instructions
Use ordinary lemons and limes to create this easy centerpiece for Spring. See instructions and photos...

Candle with Lemons Centerpiece Project Instructions
Here's how to make this easy arrangement using a pillar candle and lemons in one beautiful bowl...

Another Quick Look: What to Put at the End of a Bed, Picture #2
A Quick Look at What to Put at the End of a Bed -- see how to use the space at the end of your bed for a comfortable chair and ottoman...

Quick Look: Simple Valance Ideas, Picture #4
A Quick Look at Simple Valance Ideas...Four pleats of pretty fabric are hung from the ceiling line to imitate the look of a Roman shade...

Chagall Ceiling at Paris Opera Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Do you love doing puzzles? Try an easy and free online puzzle, using a photo of a Chagall Ceiling at Paris Opera. Take a look!

Architectural Column Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Do you enjoy working puzzles? Take a look at this easy and free online puzzle, using a photo of an Architectural Column. Our easiest puzzle!

Stained Glass Window Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
How about a short break? Spend 2 minutes on our easy and free online puzzle, using a photo of a pretty Stained Glass Window. Fun!

Quick Look: Adding Height to a Room: Picture #2
A Quick Look at Adding Height to a Room...Floor to ceiling draperies and the strong vertical lines of the windows, mantle, and mirror add visual height...

Spring Flower Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Love flowers? Try our easy and free online puzzle, using a photo of beautiful Spring Flowers. Fun!

River Rocks in Stream Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Do you enjoy puzzles? Try our easy and free online version, using a photo of River Rocks in a Stream. Fun!

Dry River Rocks Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Do you enjoy puzzles? Try our easy and free online version, using a photo of Dry River Rocks. Fun!

Blue Antiques Window Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Do you love doing puzzles? Try an easy and free online puzzle, using a photo of a Blue Antiques Window. Take a look!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 25 - The Topiary Cat
A whimsical topiary cat sits next to a fresh take on an easy chair in this green and pink bedroom. See a photo and find a new decorating idea each day in the decorating blog.

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 26 - I'm All Checked Up
Who can resist a silver chair done up in smooth tailored checks of fresh pink? See a photo of this pretty chair and find a new decorating tip every day.

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 27 - Got Pink?
In a bathroom where outdated pink tile and fixtures had to stay, the designer brought in a wildly oversize rose print fabric. See a photo of this room and find a new decorating tip every day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 28 - The Bold and the Beautiful
A shower curtain in a bold rose print dominates one end of the bathroom, hiding a less than perfect tub area done in decades-old pink tile. See a photo of this treatment and find a new photo and decorating tip every day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 29 - A Rose is a Rose
Drawing your eye up to the ceiling, this leafy metal chandelier hangs beneath an oversize rose painted on the ceiling. See a photo of this treatment and find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 30 - Mirror, Mirror
Mirrors multiply the light in a room and reflect a view to an adjoining space or a view outdoors. See a photo of this treatment and find a new decorating tip every day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 31 - Twined and Vined
The simplicity of this painted vine may give you the confidence to try it out on your own frame. See a photo of this treatment and find a new photo and decorating tip every day.

Decorating Photos from the Lake Forest Showcase House
See photos and decorating tips from the Lake Forest Showcase in Chicago, Illinois.

Second Floor Photos from the Lake Forest Showcase Home
See photos of the second floor at the Lake Forest Showcase Home.

Photos from the Third Floor of the Lake Forest Showcase
See photos and decorating tips from the Lake Forest Showhouse.

Interior Decorating Polls
Take this interior decorating and style preference poll. Lots of fun and you get instant results!

More About Hanging Plates on a Wall
Get step-by-step instructions to hang a grouping of plates on the wall with this easy tutorial!

List of all Puzzle Pages from Interior Decorating on About
Here's the full list of fun and free online puzzle to play from Interior Decorating on About. Try them all!

Puzzle Page for Interior Decorating: Christmas Wreath Puzzle
Here's a fun and free online puzzle to play. Test your skills at solving this Christmas Wreath puzzle!

Debbie Mumm Plate Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Here's a fun and free online puzzle to play, using a photo of a Debbie Mumm holiday plate. Try it!

Cedar Wreath Tablesetting Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Ready for a holiday break? Here's a fun and free online puzzle to play, using a photo of a pretty Cedar Wreath Tablesetting. Take a peek!

Holiday Tablesetting Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Need a holiday break? Here's a fun and free online puzzle to play, using a photo of a pretty Holiday Tablesetting. Take a look!

White Poinsettia Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Tired of shopping? Try our easy and free online puzzle, using a photo of a pretty White Poinsettia. Fun!

Santa's Workshop Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
How about a puzzle break? Spend a few minutes on our easy and free online puzzle, using a photo of a Dept. 56 Santa's Workshop. Fun!

French Building Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Tired of shopping? Try our easy and free online puzzle, using a photo of a pretty French Building. Fun!

Monet's Home in Giverny Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Tired of shopping? Try our easy and free online puzzle, using a photo of Monet's Home in Giverny. Fun!

Monet's Waterlilies at Giverny Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Do you love Monet's Waterliles? Try our easy and free online puzzle, using a photo of Monet's Waterlilies at Giverny. Fun!

Monet's Flowers at Giverny Puzzle from Interior Decorating on About.com
Do you enjoy flowers? Try our easy and free online puzzle, using a photo of Monet's Flowers at Giverny. Fun!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 20 - Repeat Color Around the Room
Touches of gold show up throughout this lovely bedroom, creating a harmony of repitition. Get lots of decorating tips in our decorating photo of the day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 21 - Rethink a Desk Chair
A traditional desk chair would have looked out of place in this elegant bedroom. Insead, this small upholstered chair feels more in keeping with the elegant decor. Join us every day for a look at a new decorating photo and tip of the day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 22 - Show Off a Window
Show off a beautiful window and view by framing it with an gorgeous window treatment. Get more decorating tips every day in our photo of the day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 23 - A Neat Niche
What could have been an awkward niche has become a focal point by filling it with interesting pieces. See this photo of the day and browse new tips every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 24 - Play Dress Up
Dress a chair in flirty scallops and bows that will make you smile every time you enter the room. If you love decorating you enjoy a new photo and design tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 25 - Unmatch for Interest
Think every detail must match perfectly? The two chairs in this dressing room couldn't be more different, yet each relates to the space with color and scale. You can learn more about decorating in these decorating photos and articles on About.com!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 26 - Mirror Magic
Not sure what to hang on a blank wall? A mirror is a great look in any room. See this decorating photo of the day and read more about it!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 27 - Pretty Pleats
A tablecloth or skirt is both a lovely and versatile look for a bedroom, bath, or sitting room. See this pretty decorating photo of the day and come back every day for a new photo and tip.

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 28 - Stencil a Floor
Distressed to look old, this brand new painted floor has a time-worn look that is warm and inviting. See this decorating photo of the day on About's Interior Decorating site!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 29 - Pale Blue Linen
See this pretty feminine dressing room decorated primarily in golden neutrals with touches of pale blue linen, and learn more about decorating on About.com!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 30 - Tie One On
Loosely pleated white draperies were bordered with a touch of blue and tied to the pole rather than being clipped on with traditional drapery pins. See a picture of this treatment in our decorating photo of the day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 31 - Chain, Chain, Chain
Cover an unattractive light fixture chain with a simple tube of fabric. See a photo of this look and find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 1 - Circular Motion
Add sophistication to a bedroom by placing a sculptural table next to the bed. See a photo of this table and find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 2 - In Praise of the Chaise
Part ottoman, part easy chair, the chaise invites us to stop and take time to relax. See a photo of a gorgeous velvet chaise here. Find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 3 - Living Large
Make a statement with larger, simpler accessories rather than just a lot of stuff. See a photo of a room with understated accessories. Join us every day to find a new photo and decorating tip!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 4 - Line Up and Curve
This photo shows wonderful attention to the use of both straight and curved lines. See this photo and find a new decorating photo and tip every single day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 5 - Stripes with a Twist
Using a stripe in a variety of ways can make one fabric function almost like a coordinating collection of fabric. See a photo of pieced stripes and find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 6 - Silk and Leather
Standard bed shams get the boot, replaced by an uptown look of five custom throw pillows and a long bolster. See a photo of this bed and find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 7 - A Panel of Velvet
Velvet fabric, the very essence of formality and tradition, adds a touch a warmth to the look of cool marble in this large bathroom. See today's photo and find a decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 8 - Luxury for Linens
Most homes don't have a room devoted to linen storage like this one, but we love the idea of it. See this photo of a beautiful linen room, then find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 9 - A Garden of Color
The vivid Scalamandre flamestitch fabric in green, rose, and yellow calls attention to this unique chair, placed at an angle in a small linen room. See a photo and find a new decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 10 - Paint a Font
Adorn plain white cupboard fronts with decorative painting for a look that is uniquely your own. See a photo of this decoratively painted room and get a new decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 11 - Sew So, Sew Faux
Is it real or is it faux? See a photo of this sewing machine and find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 12 - Repurpose a Pot Rack
An inexpensive metal pot rack gets a facelift with fabric shelf liners and a mix of unusual accessories. See a photo and find a new decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 13 - Hot Glue Heaven
Decorate an inexpensive shelf unit by wrapping the posts, candy-cane style, with lengths of ribbon, artificial silk ivy, or strands of beads or tassels. See a photo of this look and find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 14 - Shapely Cornice
Any shape you can dream up -- scrolls, arches, clouds, or points -- might be perfect for a window cornice. See a photo of a cornice and find a new decorating photo tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 15 - A Tisket, A Tassel
In perfect harmony, the color and richness of this tasseled trim complements the gorgeous Scalamandre floral fabric of the draperies. See a photo of this treatment and find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 16 - Attic Chic
A large Asian armoire, sleek nailhead chaise, and patterned bookshelf backs give one end of this penthouse guestroom an air of sophistication. See a photo of this treatment and find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 17 - A Flair for Radiators
These radiator cover panels look more exotic than the usual grille, and also bring in warm golden color and texture. See a photo of this treatment and find a new photo and decorating tip every day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 18 - Headboard Scroll
Though not a traditional headboard, this architectural scroll gives the illusion of one. See why in our photo of the day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 19 - See-Through Ottoman
When space is tight, one solution is to include some furnishings with less bulk. See an example in this photo and browse a new decorating tip every day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 20 - Functional Secretary
A slim antique secretary can be a great choice for a multi-functional space. See a photo and find a new decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 21 - A Penthouse Guest Suite
While a fairly confined space, this penthouse suite manages to accommodate not only sleeping and reading but an entertainment, lounging, and desk area as well. See a photo of this suite and find a new photo and decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 22 - Pattern Tips
This fabric's distinct pattern has been carefully matched during construction of the ottoman. See a photo and find a new decorating tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 23 - Cool Green
A palette of green and white is accented with touches of fresh pink in this showhouse bedroom. See photos of this room and browse a new decorating tip every day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - August 24 - Window Sill Serenity
Though there is no space for nightstands, these attractive radiator covers stand in for a bedside table. See a photo of this space and get a new decorating tip every day!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 26th - Dining Chair Style
Mixing upholstered and wood chairs at a dining table is a great way to add style on a budget. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 27th - Island Curves
When designing a kitchen, you might want to to think outside the box to include a few curved and angled areas. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 28th - Balance with Artwork
The asymmetrical window placement in this bedroom was balanced with a large piece of artwork hung on the other side of the bed. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 29th - A Collectible Family Room
A mix of green plants, books, and unusual collectibles gives this family room a cozy look. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 1st - Create a Mood with Accessories
Create a mood by choosing accessories the exude the feeling you want for a room. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 2nd - Ring Around a Chandelier
Circle the ceiling with painted vines and flowers for an airy look around a chandelier. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 3nd - Confident Color
Red walls envelope this showhouse dining room in warmth and character. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 4th - Make a Patriotic Centerpiece
SENTENCEhere Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 5th - Summer Color Scheme
See how delicious shades of raspberry, yellow, blue, and green are used throughout this showhouse dining area. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 6th - Detail a Drape
Perk up solid color draperies with a wide band of a contrasting color. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 7th - Hang a Candle Sconce
This ornate sconce not only fills the wall with a beautiful accent, its colorful flower designs add pattern and dimension to the solid wall and drapery colors. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 8th - Room for Two
Turn a small corner into a mini-retreat with a little seating area and a table. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 9th - Formal Centering
In a formal home the furniture is often centered in a room or in front of a focal point. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 10th - Perfect Symmetry
The perfect symmetry of the furniture arrangement in this room is broken only by the placement of the lamp on the chest. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 11th - Cover Radiators with Elegance
Do you think radiator covers always look utilitarian? This showhouse room should change your mind. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 12th - Fool the Eye Flowers
Rescue a coffee table that's seen better days by giving it a fool-the-eye paint finish. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 13 - Keep It Simple
The simple, but unusual, design of this ottoman imparts a sense of calm in the Lady's Master Bedroom at the 2003 Lake Forest Showcase House. See more showhouse photos and new tips every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 14 - Spot the Accents
While there are many plain colors in this bedroom, the textures and accents keep it interesting. Learn more about decorating in this decorating photo of the day -- a new photo and new tips every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 15 - Photo IQ
Bring unity to a group of objects by repeating color and shape. Learn more about decorating in the decorating photo of the day -- a new photo and new tips every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 16 - Create an Oasis
Create an inviting oasis in the corner of a bedroom by bringing in a comfortable chair and ottoman. Find more decorating tips in our decorating photo of the day -- a new photo every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 17 - A Pale Palette
A pale palette of burnished gold and antique white graces this mantle area with serene elegance. See more of this room and learn more about decorating in our decorating photo of the day.

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 18 - The Elegant Orchid
More than an ordinary houseplant and almost as important as an accessory, the orchid brings both simplicity and elegance to a space. Find out more about decorating with our decorating photo of the day.

Decorating Photo of the Day - July 19 - Show Your Stripes
Luxurious silk draperies have been dressed up with a bead of silky cording and an edging of box-pleated ruffling. See a photo and learn more about decorating with our decorating photo of the day.

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 1 - Create a Warmer Kitchen
Create a Warmer Kitchen - Designers added rich red patterned wallpaper to blend the cabinetry with the wall color. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 2 - Glam Up A Powder Room
Glam Up A Powder Room - Fill a small niche area in a powder room with a sturdy plywood shelf covered with luxurious fabric. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 3 - Make Space for Reading
Make Space for Reading - Turn an empty wall area in a child's room into a spot perfect for cuddling up and reading. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 4 - Transform with Paint
Turn a plain bookcase into a focal point by painting it with stripes, plaid, or floral vines. Find a new photo and tip here every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 5 - Add Style to an Armoire
Add style with stacked boxes and greenery added to the top of a beautiful antique armoire. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 6 - Symmetry Emphasizes Formality
Symmetry emphasizes formality - Draw an imaginary line vertically through the center of this photo and you'll notice that each half is a near-perfect mirror image of the other half. Find a new photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 7 - Add Interest with Angles
Add interest to a room with angles. Give a room arrangement some interest by turning some of the furniture pieces on an angle. Find a new photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 9 - Find a Color Cue
Find a Color Cue - This formerly stark white-walled bedroom took on a whole new look by taking its color scheme from the pretty marble fireplace mantle. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 10 - Super-size a Mirror
Super-size a Mirror - An oversized mirror is attached to the wall with sturdy hooks, with the bottom edge pulled away from the wall for a look that's architectural and bold. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 11 - Bring in a Budget Skirted Table
Bring in a Budget Skirted Table - Make even an inexpensive folding or plywood table look great by covering it to the floor with a beautiful tablecloth. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 12 - Arrange an Inviting Sitting Area
Arrange an Inviting Sitting Area - An inviting sitting area can be created with just one or two chairs and a small table. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 13 - Make Art Important
Make Art Important - Beautiful artwork deserves a place of importance in a room. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 14 - Add Whimsey with the Unexpected
Add Whimsey with the Unexpected - Add a touch of whimsey to a room by bringing in something unexpected. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 15 - Bring in a Moveable Wall
Bring in a Moveable Wall - Large folding screens like the one shown behind the sofa, let you move the walls around to suit your furniture arrangement. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 16 - Add Shine with Mirrors
Add sparkle and shine with mirrors to even the darkest corners. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 17 - Hang Art with Feeling
Hang Art with Feeling - Sometimes avoiding the traditional way of hanging pictures can add real punch to a room. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 18 - Child Size a Chair
Child Size a Chair - Furnish a child's room with small scale pieces that better fit a child's size. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 19 - Repeat Colors and Fabrics
Repeating colors and fabrics in the details of the room will give a space continuity. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 20 - Detail a Doorway
Detail a Doorway - Add a bit of color to a doorway by painting or stenciling a design on the narrow wall above it. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 21 - Top a Table
Top a Table - Using three fabrics on the tableskirt and table topper is a great way to tie the table to the rest of the room. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 22 - Add Flourishes with Paint
Add Flourishes with Paint - This light fixture is dressed for success by adding a flourish of paint to the wall underneath. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 23 - Paint a Tromp L'oeil Ceiling
Paint a Tromp L'oeil Ceiling - Does this look like an elaborately draped fabric ceiling? It's actually paint! Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 24 - Add Texture to a Neutral Scheme
Add Texture to a Neutral Scheme - An interesting rug, fringed pillows, and wood accessories give this neutral scheme a punch of texture. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

Decorating Photo of the Day - June 25 - Bring Interest to a Ceiling
Bring interest to a ceiling with a faux finish, stencils, or decorative painting. Find a new decorating photo and tip every day of the week!

[R] Decorating TV Programs
Alist of web resources for TV shows on Decorating and Design.

Large Basket Arrangement for Fall
Would you like to make your own fall centerpiece, but don't know where to start? These easy instructions and photos are free online, and will give you the tips and how to you need. It's a simple arrangement that looks terrific and can be made in a variety of sizes.

Finish this Large Basket Centerpiece for Fall
More tips and instructions for this fall centerpiece that uses autumn vegetables.

Flowers and Entertaining Subject Page
Terrific links and information about choosing, arranging, ordering, caring for, and entertaining with flowers. Also, great inspiration on how to use floral accents in decorating. Plus some wonderful photo projects with step-by-step instructions to create your own floral pieces. >

Professional Interior Designers Subject Page
Helpful articles and links to information that will give you the confidence to work with a professional. Learn how decorators work, how they charge, and what they can do for you that you can't do for yourself.

Holiday and Christmas Decorating Subject Page
Holiday Subject Page: all Christmas decorating topics on one page, including articles, links and Net resources. These projects, ideas, links, and tips are fun, inexpensive, and will add a sparkle to your home for the holidays. Take a look at how easy decorating can be!

Fall and Thanksgiving Holiday Decorating Subject Page
Holiday Subject Page: all Fall and Thanksgiving decorating topics on one page, including articles, links and Net resources. There are some great projects here with how-to instructions and photos, for making quick and easy wreaths, centerpieces, and table decorations. Get inspired for fall and decorate your home!

Holiday Subject Page for Spring
Holiday Subject Page: all Valentine and Spring decorating topics on one page, including articles, links and Net resources.

Home Decor - Home Office Subject Page
Subject Page: all Home Office topics on one page, including articles, links, and other helpful resources.

Home Organization Subject Page from Interior Decorating on About
Get organized with these helpful links to some terrific home organization resources, including time managment, clutter control, closet tips, and storage solutions and more. Somem good advice, tips, and ideas to help you get control.

Most Popular Interior Decorating Pages on About.com - Site Map
What are the most popular Decorating pages? See them all here in this handy site map! Find articles and information on interior design, childrens rooms, design basics, holiday decorating, education, Christmas, how-tos, using color, closets, storage, and more!

Articles and Links on Closets and Storage
Subject Page: all Closet and Storage topics on one page, including articles, netlinks, and other resources. Find out how to get more storage space in the space you already have, how to organize a decorating file for your notes and samples,

Decorating Trends and Design News
Read about the latest trends in home design, furniture, and accessories from a variety of media sources. You'll find new info daily about color trends, furnishings, projects, decorating and interior design.

Bookstore for Books on Bathroom Remodeling and Interior Decorating
A list of decorating books about bathroom remodeling. Get lots of helpful information, explanations, instructions, projects, materials, and considerations to assist you in achieving a dream room with as few hassles as possible.

Bookstore for Books by Mary Emmerling
A list of wonderful decorating books by Mary Emmerling. Most of these titles can be purchased directly from online retailers, listed through mySimon.com...

About's Bookstore for Mary Engelbreit books
A list of wonderful decorating books by Mary Engelbreit. Most of these titles can be purchased directly from online retailers, listed through mySimon.com...

Books on French Style
A list of wonderful books on French Style. As much a project book as a decorating book, the author shows Paris apartment makeovers, and offers advice on redoing your own spaces in the French style without breaking the bank.

Bookstore for Kitchen Books in Interior Decorating
A list of wonderful decorating books on kitchen design and remodeling. The road to remodeling can be full of obstacles and wrong turns. Avoid them with these books that can assist you in achieving a dream kitchen with as few hassles as possible.

Bookstore for Books by Chris Casson Madden
A list of wonderful decorating books by Chris Casson Madden.

Bookstore for Interior Decorating
A list of wonderful decorating books to add to your collection. Includes title, author, and a short description of the book. Home and garden, antiques, childrens room decorating, holiday, home improvement, and other topics.

Bookstore for Books about Paints and Finishes
A list of wonderful decorating books about Painting for the home. Everything you need to know about creating paint finishes for your home. Get instructions, tips, color advice, preparation, and more for sponging, aging, ragging, stenciling and more.

Bookstore for Books about Swedish Style
A list of wonderful decorating books about Swedish Style, all available through online book retailers....

Interior Decorating Question on Color Consultations
Some tips on hiring an interior designer for a color consultation in these frequently asked design questions...

Interior Decorating Question Common Decorating Mistakes
A few of the most common decorating mistakes are revealed in these frequently asked design questions...

Interior Decorating Question on Ugly Tile
Ugly ceramic tile can often be decorated around so that it is liveable in the short term. See more in these frequently asked design questions...

Interior Decorating Question on Budget Home Offices
If you have questions about Interior Decorating, or just have an interest in home decor, you'll want to take a look at these frequently asked design questions.

Interior Decorating Question about Dark Walls
Browse our frequently asked design questions. This one concerns using dark walls.

Interior Decorating Question on Paint Color Choices
If you have questions about Interior Decorating, or just have an interest in home decor, you'll want to take a look at these frequently asked design questions.

Interior Decorating Question on Slipcovers
Take a look at slipcover options in these frequently asked design questions...

Educations in Interior Design FAQ
Find out more about the type of training you'll need for a career in interior design and decorating.

Finding an Interior Designer FAQ
Find out more about locating and using a professional interior designer for your project in these decorating FAQs...

Design FAQ regarding Educations in Interior Design
Here are answers to many common Interior Decorating Questions! This week we'll look at the some of the options for design educations.

Training Your Eye for a Career in Interior Design FAQ
Find out what you can do right now to begin training you eye for an education and career in interior design and decorating.

Preparing for a Career in Interior Design FAQ
Learn what you can do to prepare for a career in interior design and decorating.

Interior Decorating Question and Answer
There are lots of things you can do to create a wonderful holiday party atmosphere. Browse these and other frequently asked questions about decorating...

Design FAQ regarding Educations in Interior Design
Here are answers to many common Interior Decorating Questions! This week we'll look at the some of the options for design educations.

The Newest Links on About's Interior Decorating Site
What's new with About's Interior Decorating Site? Take a look at the latest decorating links to be added to About.

Permission for User Submitted Content Form
User Submitted Content Page for the About's Interior Decorating site. Fill out the information you are submitting and send it in via email. This will give About your permission to publish your article, tip, comments, or ideas on the Interior Decorating site.

Interior Decorating Poll on Dorm Room Decor
A fast, fun poll from About! Share your ideal dorm room look!

Design Question regarding educations in interior design
Here are answers to many common Interior Decorating Questions! This week we'll look at the some of the options for design educations.

Interior Decorating Question and Answer
If you have questions about Interior Decorating, or just have an interest in home decor, you'll want to take a look at these frequently asked design questions.

Interior Decorating Question and Answer
If you have questions about Interior Decorating, or just have an interest in home decor, you'll want to take a look at these frequently asked design questions.

Interior Decorating Question and Answer
If you have questions about Interior Decorating, or just have an interest in home decor, you'll want to take a look at these frequently asked design questions.

Interior Decorating FAQ on Paint Quantity
How much paint should you buy for a room? Get the answer to this and other frequently asked questions about decorating...

Frugal Decorating FAQs
If you have questions about Interior Decorating, or just have an interest in home decor, you'll want to take a look at these frequently asked design questions.

Interior Decorating Question about Paint
Where can you stop a paint color when the room changes in an open plan? Browse these decorating FAQs...

Interior Decorating FAQ on Organizing a Decorating File
Get tips on organizing decorating samples, paint chips, and swatches in these frequently asked design questions...

Interior Decorating Question on Versatile Furniture
If you move frequently these frequently asked design questions have links, tips and information....

Glossaries for Interior Decorating
Decorating and design terms and glossaries.: glossaries search box glossary

How-To Topic Listings for Interior Decorating
A list of all of the How-To features on this interior decorating site. See easy tutorials, ideas, and projects to decorate, clean, and organize your home!

Designing with Charlotte Moss: On Careers in Design
Enjoy a fascinating interview with Charlotte Moss, one of the interior designers in Victoria Magazine's new book, Designers in Residence.

More from At Home With Designers: Interview with Lyn Peterson
Enjoy a fascinating interview with Lyn Peterson, one of the interior designers in Victoria Magazine's new book, Designers in Residence. Get Lyn's advice on starting out, spring updates, and seasonal changes...

At Home With Lyn Peterson: Interview with an Interior Designer
Enjoy a fascinating interview with Lyn Peterson, one of the interior designers in Victoria Magazine's new book, Designers in Residence. Lyn's take on trends in kids rooms, bookshelf ideas, and some great color advice..

Centerpiece and Tablesetting Project List
A List of fast and easy Fall Centerpiece and Tablesetting Projects, with photos and how-to instructions to decorate your home for autumn to bring the season inside.

Thanksgiving Menu Preparation Net Links
Thanksgiving Menu Preparation Links: thanksgiving menu menu preparation fall projects j morton wreath

More from At Home With Designers: Interview with Mary Baltz
Enjoy a fascinating interview with Mary Baltz, one of the interior designers in Victoria Magazine's book, Designers in Residence. Read Mary's helpful tips on budget decorating, personal style, and seasonal changes...

Interview with Mary Baltz: At Home With Designers
Enjoy a fascinating interview with Mary Baltz, one of the interior designers in Victoria Magazine's book, Designers in Residence. Read Mary's thoughts on trends, adding color to a white palette, and seasonal looks for white interiors..

More from At Home With Designers: Interview with Tricia Foley
Page 2 of our fascinating interview with Tricia Foley, one of the interior designers in Victoria Magazine's book, Designers in Residence. Get tips on budget decorating, advice on starting out, and seasonal changes...

More from At Home With Designers: Interview with Ann Fox
More of our interview with Ann Fox, one of the interior designers in Victoria Magazine's new book, Designers in Residence. Ann, an interior designer and proprietor of the Dallas furniture and decorating store, Room Service, discusses tips on budget decorating, advice on starting out, and personal style...

Page 3 of our Interview with Ann Fox, Interior Designer
Part 3 of our interview with Ann Fox, one of the interior designers in Victoria Magazine's new book, Designers in Residence. Ann is an interior designer and proprietor of the Dallas furniture and decorating store, Room Service. In this interview she discusses trends (she is anti-trend) and placing color in a room.

Dorm Decor Contest Results
See our Dorm Decor Contest results and read the winning ideas from students!

Listing of Art, Design, and Furniture Exhibits
Listings of museums, exhibits, and other showsc of interest to interior decorators. Get information on museums, antique fairs, crafts, home shows, showhouses, and more.

Copyright and Reprint Information - Interior Decorating on About.com
Copyright and Reprint Information regarding About's Interior Decorating website.

Christmas Decorating Project and Idea Pages
Christmas Project and Idea Pages with photos and how-to instructions

Top Picks for Christmas Tree Watering Systems
More about Christmas tree watering systems, including our top picks...

Christmas Ideas, Tips, and Decorating Inspiration[R]
Join us for some quick Christmas ideas, tips, and decorating inspiration from guest writer JoAnne Lenart-Weary.

Materials for an Evergreen Holiday Centerpiece
Christmas Projects - Holiday Centerpiece: burgundy flowers holiday centerpiece ornaments glass silver ornaments glass ornaments

Who wants to be a... home decorating expert? Do you know a lot about home decor (or just wish you did?) Do you friends ask you for advice? Are you a student or a homeowner with an interest in decorating? Here's a quiz to test your knowledge! Alas, no prizes, but tons of fun!!
Have some fun and test your knowledge of home decor Alas, no prizes, but tons of fun!

Hanging Plates Project Instructions
Want to hang a grouping of plates on the wall? Click for an easy tutorial!

Hanging Plates Project Instructions
Want to hang a grouping of plates on the wall? Click for an easy tutorial!

Take A Decorating Quiz on Window Treatments II


Take A Fast and Fun Decorating Quiz - Window Treatments III


Alphabetical Link Index for About.com's Interior Decorating Site Index - A
Check these alphabetical index pages to find interior decorating articles, information, sources, and links. Also get projects, photos, how-tos, tips, and lots of fun seasonal decorating ideas.

Alphabetical Index of Interior Decorating Articles and Links
Look up any interior decorating topic in these handy pages of home decor articles, information, sources, and links. Also get projects, photos, how-tos, tips, and lots of fun seasonal decorating ideas.

Search About's Interior Decorating Site
Are you looking for information about Interior Decorating? Use this handy search box to find links, articles, and info on home decor, painting, faux techniques, childrens rooms, bedrooms, sewing projects, flowers, slipcovers, buying furniture, flooring, kitchen remodeling, and much more!

Interior Decorating Book of the Week
Here are some wonderful books for yourself or for gifts, on decorating and design. Find out what books are hot, which are traditional favorites, and the titles you need to have in your decorating library.

Home Project Calculators
This is a great resource for all do-it-yourselfers! A list of online Calculators that will give you estimates on materials for your home projects. Includes estimators for paint, wallpaper, wallboard, tile, flooring.

Annual Yearly Calendar
Find days and dates for the current year on this handy calendar!

Choosing Christmas Colors
Want something unique for your holiday decorations? Learn how to create holiday nosegays for a Christmas tree. See how on this page...

More Fall Centerpiece Materials[R]
See some standard fall centerpiece materials that can be combined to make interesting centerpeices for autumn, fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving.

Christmas Decorating Projects - Holiday Centerpiece[R]
Christmas Projects - Holiday Centerpiece: cedar boughs holiday centerpiece christmas ideas christmas decorating floral foam

Christmas Decorating Projects - More Holiday Placesetting Ideas
Pretty Holiday Placesetting ideas for Christmas. See photos of seasonal colors, dishes, table linens, and centerpieces, that will give you inspiration for a holiday memory at your own table.

Ideas for Christmas Tablesettings
See some photos of holiday tablesettings for Christmas...

More Instructions to Make a Herb Centerpiece for Autumn
This page finishes our Herb Centerpiece Project for fall.

Floating Candles and Flowers Centerpiece Project Instructions[R]
Learn to make this easy floating candles and flowers centerpiece arrangement.

Fall Pears and Oak Leaves Centerpiece Project Instructions[R]
This project uses fall pears and oak leaves to create a gorgeous and easy centerpiece for Thanksgiving entertaining.

Pine Cone and Twigs Centerpiece Project Instructions[R]
Take a walk to collect a few pine cones and fall leaves, and use them to make a fall centerpiece for your table. Here's how.

Limes, Candle, and Roses Centerpiece Project Instructions[R]
Find out how to make an easy centerpiece arrangement using limes, candles, and roses.

Citrus and Sunflowers Centerpiece
Stop in the produce section when you're grocery shopping to pick up a bag of lemons and limes. Then head to the floral section for a bunch of small sunflowers... Learn how to make this quick centerpiece here!

A Guide to serving pieces used in a traditional tea party
See some traditional serving pieces used at tea parties, including a cake plate, tiered cookie plate, crystal, silver, and more. Then go on to see some wonderful tea tablesettings, tea party menus, and more!

Holiday Decorating Ideas - Holiday Placesettings
Don't miss these terrific Holiday Placesetting Ideas, with color photos and lots of creative ideas on festive tablesettings for your family, for parties, and for the holidays. Easy centerpiece ideas too!

Photos of Christmas Centerpiece Materials[R]
Christmas Projects - Holiday Centerpiece: cedar boughs christmas centerpiece taper candles christmas ideas floral foam

Sparkling Holiday Placesetting Photos
Browse our photos of sparkling holiday placesettings for Christmas... free ideas and tips...

Autumn Tablesettings Pictures of a Table Decorated with Red and Blue[R]
See a Thanksgiving table with a blue and white look for autumn in this page of fall tablesettings and decorating ideas for entertaining.

Natural Fall Table Decorations
Set your Thanksgiving table with a blue and white look for autumn....

Fruit and Sunflowers Centerpiece Project Instructions
Here's how to make this easy centerpiece arrangement from limes and sunflowers. See photos and read a simple tutorial.

Garnished Pillar Candle Centerpiece
This minimalist centerpiece can be made in minutes. Stand a large pillar candle in the bowl and surround it with circles of fruit.

Garnished Pillar Candle Centerpiece Project Instructions[R]
Here's how to make an easy centerpiece arrangement using lemons and artichokes for spring, fall, or anytime.

Decorative Balls Centerpiece
Decorative accessory spheres in ceramic, twig, and seeded versions, are very popular today. Find out how to use these pretty items as the basis of a great table arrangement. See photos and tips here.

Lemon Lime Centerpiece
Fresh lemons and limes give this centerpiece a fresh spring look and smell. Get free instructions and photos on this site...

Lemon Lime Centerpiece Project Instructions[R]
Make a pretty centerpiece from lemons and limes. See how, with tops on creating this easy arrangement.

Tangerine Centerpiece Project Instructions[R]
See our photo tutorial and learn to make this easy centerpiece arrangement for a holiday or party table.

Thanksgiving Calendar and Projects
A helpful Thanksgiving planning calendar to get your organized for the big dinner. Includes some easy and quick projects for wreaths and ideas to create beautiful tablesettings and centerpiece.

Thanksgiving Mantle Decor with Heights and Levels
Create a beautiful Thanksgiving mantle with these ideas. First, set some artificial fruit on a variety of lifts and levels using vases, compotes, glasses, or other decorative containers.

Beaded Fruit Thanksgiving Centerpiece[R]
Display beaded fruit for a long lasting elegant centerpiece for fall and Thanksgiving. See photos and get free centerpiece project instructions here.

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 2 -- Party Favors[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. Small egg shaped candies are arranged on Easter grass in a small ramekin, both to add color and as a guest favor.

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 3 -- Egg Nests[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. Nest a few dyed eggs in Easter grass... one at each placesetting could serve as a placecard as well.

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 4 -- Blue and Yellow[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. Blue hydrangia in a vase are used as a simple centerpiece. A few loose petals have been scattered on the mat for interest. Keep china and mats simple so the flowers remain the focal point.

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 5 -- Pink Stems[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. Set one small bloom on a small leaf at each placesetting. Tie with a ribbon or leave unadorned. Or, add a card with the guest's name.

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 6 -- Casual Lunch[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. A simple vase of tulips brings color to this yellow and green arrangement. The apple themed plates are shown off against green mats, and decorated with a real apple at each place.

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 7 -- Flower Themes[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. Flowers are the star attraction on this table which uses all shades of Easter pastels.

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 8 -- Bunny Hop[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. A small ceramic bunny perks up this table.

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 9 -- Tulip Mini Vases[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. One pretty yellow tulip in a mini vase graces each setting... here set off by blue glass plates and white lace napkins...

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 10 -- Blue and Green[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. The theme is blue and green, perfect for Spring. Floral plates and embroidered napkins repeat the colors and add a hint of coral...

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 11 -- Bunny Garden[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. Ceramic bunnies peer out from a garden of Spring flowers...

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 12 -- Pink, Blue, Lace[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. Pink is repeated in china, candles and the small flower on each napkin...

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 13 -- Floral Accent[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. One pretty leaf and flower on each napkin is a simple detail for a Spring table...[R]

[R] Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 14 -- Flowers and Bunnies[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. Flowers in a variety pastels are perfect for Spring tables. Add some ceramic bunnies or ducks for Easter.

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 15 -- Bunnies and Eggs[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. Children will love a table that features bunnies and foil covered chocolate eggs!

Citrus Cooler Centerpiece
Citrus fruits make wonderful centerpieces. Choose them in any color and pile them into a pretty bowl. Get full instructions and tips on this page...

Candle with Lemons Centerpiece
This minimalist centerpiece can be made in minutes. Stand a large pillar candle in the bowl and surround it with circles of fruit.... Click here for a photo...

Ceramic Spheres Centerpiece
Decorative accessory spheres in ceramic, twig, and seeded versions, are very popular today. Find out how to use these pretty items as the basis of a great table arrangement. See photos and tips here...

Lemon Lime Medley
Fresh lemons and limes give this centerpiece a true spring look and smell. Get free instructions and photos on this site...

Lemon Daisy Centerpiece
Lemons and daisies and a natural for Spring and Summer. Learn how to use them to create an easy centerpiece for your table...

Roses and Limes Centerpiece
Need some centerpiece help? See these easy projects all made in the same bowl. For this one we've used roses, limes, and leaves... See more here...

Fall Decorating Ideas - Thanksgiving Centerpieces and Tablesettings
Make your own easy Thanksgiving centerpieces and tablesettings with inspiration from these gorgeous holiday photos of tables and placesettings. Find out how a small bag of groceries can help you create a wonderful table decoration in less than 15 minutes! Read on...

Fall Decorating Ideas - Thanksgiving Floral Centerpiece
An easy to make and versatile Fall floral centerpiece to use at Thanksgiving and beyond. See clear how-to photos that include instructions and ideas on personalizing your centerpiece. Plus tips and design techniques. Get creative!

Christmas Decorating Project - Holiday Centerpiece[R]
This is a wonderful Christmas project making a festive holiday floral centerpiece. See photos and get all the instructions. Whether you make it for yourself or for a gift, it's a long lasting arrangement for the holidays.

Christmas Project - Holiday Centerpiece Variations Page 1
See more variations of our evergreen holiday centerpiece, then go to project instructions and tips...

More of our Christmas Project - Holiday Centerpiece Variations Page 2[R]
See more variations of our evergreen holiday centerpiece, then go to project instructions and tips...

Fruit and Flowers Platter Centerpiece[R]
Fill a platter for an impressive table centerpiece. See photos and get free project instructions here.

Designer Tips and Decorating Ideas: Interior Designers discuss personal decorating style
Learn more about decorating and hear more from prominent interior designers on personal decorating styles...

Reader Email Letters to About's Interior Decorating Guidesite
A collection of reader emails sent to About's Interior Decorating Guidesite...

More Placesetting Ideas for Christmas
Get inspired to set a gorgeous Christmas table with these holiday placesetting ideas. Click here for photos...

#1 Scarf Napkin Folding How-Tos
Learn how to do a variety of napkin folds for special entertaining. The first and easiest fold is the Scarf Fold...

#2 Traditional Napkin Folding Tutorial
The next napkin fold is the Traditional Fold. It too is very easy and attractive...

#3 Rolling Napkin Folding Directions
The next napkin fold is the Rolling Fold, a fast and easy fold that is also good on buffet tables...

#4 Goblet Fan Napkin Folding Tutorial[R]
Try this Goblet Fan Fold at your next dinner party. It's an easy fold and looks beautiful.

#5 Knotted Napkin Folding HowTo
Try this knotted napkin fold for an casual table. Begin by laying the napkin flat...

#6 Tailored Napkin Folding Directions
This is a neat fold that is simple to do and looks great on the table...

#7 Pocket Napkin Folding Instructions
A perfect fold for a buffet table. The pocket could also be used to hold a placecard, decoration, or tiny gift...

#8 Stand Up Fan Napkin Folding Tutorial
This is a neat fold that is simple to do. It's often seen in restaurants and will look great on your table too...

#9 Three Point Hat Napkin Folding Tutorial
Here's an easy decorative napkin fold for your holiday table...

#10 Cuffed Roll Napkin Folding Tutorial
This napkin fold is simple and takes up little space on a holiday table...

#12 Cat's Paw Napkin Folding Tutorial
Remember folding these out of paper? Try it with a napkin for something different...

#13 Triangle Pocket Napkin Folding Tutorial
This fold is a little more difficult, but it forms a pocket for a gift, a dinner roll, or a flower...

#11 Tulip Napkin Folding Tutorial
Here's another beautiful napkin fold that is easy and pretty...

What Do You Want To Paint?
What do you want to paint? Browse these links with ideas that use paint for home decorating projects.

What Do You Want To Faux Finish?
What do you want to faux finish? Browse these links with projects and tutorials for faux finishing projects.

Decorating Topic of the Week: FIXING UP
Get ready to fix up your home! These links, articles, and ideas on decorating, home improvement, and painting, will have your house looking polished in a hurry.

Decorating Quiz - Decorative Moldings


Vases on a Tray Centerpiece
Make a special centerpiece for Spring. Whether you entertain on Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Easter, or host a bridal shower or tea party, these easy centerpieces will infuse your gathering with color, fragrance, and style. Learn how here!

Roses and Ceramic Balls Spring Centerpiece Idea
Make a special centerpiece for Spring. Whether you entertain on Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Easter, or host a bridal shower or tea party, these easy centerpieces will infuse your gathering with color, fragrance, and style. Learn how here!

Quick Look: Simple Valance Ideas, Picture #3
A Quick Look at Simple Valance Ideas...A panel of sheer fabric is hung from a top border of plain fabric with tie tabs...

Quick Look: Simple Valance Ideas, Picture #5
A Quick Look at Simple Valance Ideas...A tablecloth is tied to small hooks with raffia ties...

Quick Look: Simple Valance Ideas, Picture #6
A Quick Look at Simple Valance Ideas...Lengths of inexpensive blind are hung from a small board... roll the ends around a dowel and hang from strips of fabric....

Quick Look: Simple Valance Ideas, Picture #7
A Quick Look at Simple Valance Ideas...This treatment uses minimal fabric since it is a plain flat panel...Add interest with a border of patterned fabric, and pull up for use as a valance...

Quick Look: Simple Valance Ideas, Picture #8
A Quick Look at Simple Valance Ideas...Simple drapery panels frame the matchstick valance tied with strips of matching fabric....

Quick Look: Simple Valance Ideas, Picture #9
A Quick Look at Simple Valance Ideas...Plain white is dressed up with a shaped hem and trimmed with a narrow grosgrain ribbon edge...

Photos of the Assistance League of Southern California Design House 2002
View photos from the Los Angeles Design House 2002 at an Italian Renaissance mansion in Hancock Park.

More Photos of the Los Angeles Design House 2002[R]
See pictures from the Assistance League [R]of Southern California Design House 2002 in Los Angeles.

Report from the Design House 2002 in Los Angeles
Take a short virtual tour with photos and interviews from the Assistance League of Southern California Design House 2002.

Photos of the 2002 NSO Decorators' Show House
View photos from the 2002 NSO Decorators' Show House held at the Houghton Mansion in Washington DC.

Additional Pictures from the Fall 2002 NSO Houghton Mansion Showhouse
See pictures taken at the October 2002 National Symphony Orchestras Designer Showhouse in the Houghton Mansion in Washington DC.

More Photos of the 2002 NSO Decorators' Show House
See pictures taken at the October 2002 National Symphony Orchestras Designer Showhouse in the Houghton Mansion in Washington DC.

Report from the 2002 NSO Decorators' Show House
Take a short virtual tour with photos and notes from the 2002 NSO Decorators' Show House in Washington DC.

Report from the 2002 Pasadena House of Design
Browse photos and notes on our vist to the 2002 Pasadena Decorator Showhouse in Southern California.

Photos of the 2003 Lake Forest Showcase House and Gardens
View photos from the 2003 Lake Forest Showcase House and Gardens.

More Photos of the 2003 Lake Forest Showcase House and Gardens[R]
See pictures from the 2003 Lake Forest Showcase House and Gardens.

Additional Pictures from the 2003 Lake Forest Showcase House and Gardens
Designer Jessie Davidson has carved a little slice of heaven in a small dressing area near the Lady's Master Bedroom. See pictures taken in the Lady's Dressing Room at the 2003 Lake Forest Showcase House and Gardens.

Report from the 2003 Lake Forest Showcase House and Gardens
Take a virtual tour with photos and interviews from the 2003 Lake Forest Showcase House and Gardens.

Report from the 2003 Wisconsin Showhouse
Take a virtual tour with photos and interviews from the 2003 Wisconsin Showhouse.

Photos of the 2003 Wisconsin Showhouse
View photos from the Sitting Room in the Master Suite at the 2003 Wisconsin Showhouse.

More Photos of the 2003 Wisconsin Showhouse[R]
See pictures from the Garden Room at the 2003 Wisconsin Showhouse. This room takes its style and tone from a beautiful Brunschwig & Fils fabric, Garden of Loren.

Additional Pictures from the 2003 Wisconsin Showhouse
See pictures taken at the 2003 Wisconsin Showhouse.

Report from the 2003 Orange County Philharmonic House of Design
Take a virtual tour with photos and details from the 2003 Orange County Philharmonic House of Design.

Photos of the Guest Bedroom at the 2003 Orange County Philharmonic House of Design in Southern California
View photos from the 2003 Orange County Philharmonic House of Design.

Additional Pictures from the 2003 Orange County Philharmonic House of Design
See pictures taken at the 2003 Orange County Philharmonic House of Design.

Dining Room Photos from 2003 Philharmonic House of Design in Orange County, California[R]
See pictures from the 2003 Orange County Philharmonic House of Design.

Report from the Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2003
Take a virtual tour with photos and interviews from the Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2003.

Photos of The Salon from the 2003 Pasadena House of Design
The Salon at the 2003 Pasadena Showcase House of Design is a warm sunroom done in warm colors and luxurious furnishings.

The Lady's Office at the Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2003[R]
Longing for a private space of your own? See photos of the Lady's Office from the Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2003.

Pictures from the Debutante's Suite at the Pasadena Showcase 2003
See pictures from the Debutante's Suite at the Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2003.

Spring Placesetting Ideas, Page 1 -- Spring Centerpiece[R]
Decorate your Spring tables with beautiful flowers and placesettings. Ten tulips, iris, and a dozen pink ranuncula are loosely arranged in a low round vase. Pastel candles and foil wrapped candies add a bit of sparkle...

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Quick Look: Ottoman Style, Picture #2
A Quick Look at Ottoman Styles... Attractive turned legs and a sturdy square shape perfect for use as a coffee table.

Quick Look: Ottoman Style, Picture #3
A Quick Look at Ottoman Styles... This unique wicker base evokes a casual feel.

Quick Look: Ottoman Style, Picture #5
A Quick Look at Ottoman Styles...Striped fabric is cut so each section is perfectly matched to the striped skirt.