‘Your gift makes room for you’: Local woman starts interior design business

Laveta Brigham

Home is where a lot more than the heart is these days.

It’s now the office, the classroom, the gym and the place to unwind.

That’s why Terri Sims Starling is even more passionate about her work as an interior designer.

“I feel like we all at this time need to feel some type of happiness and just having a beautiful space makes me feel happy,” Starling said.

Before Starling started her interior design business, T. Michelle Interiors, home decorating was a hobby.

That was until a friend saw the home décor in Starling’s home.

“She said, ‘wait a minute

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Clinton Hill Two-Bedroom With Dining Room, Garden, Laundry Asks $3,500 a Month

Laveta Brigham

There’s a private garden, in-unit laundry and the possibility of home office space in this Clinton Hill apartment. Located on the parlor level of an early 20th century limestone, it also has a few original features intact after a renovation gave it a crisp-white finish.

The Beaux-Arts-style house at 64 Lefferts Place isn’t in a New York City historic district, but it is part of the National Register Clinton Hill South Historic District. The report identifies the house as a circa 1905 Axel Hedman design.


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Home design: Carving out room for a bathroom in the attic and more space for family dining

Laveta Brigham

Tim Pingree and Lucas Robertson, cofounders of SHAKE Architecture: Construction, were able to spend months drawing iterations for the first floor of a circa 1848 Greek Revival town house, a home in Charlestown that Pingree’s friends had purchased upon relocating from Australia. “It was a luxuriously drawn-out design process that was discussed over many dinners there,” says Pingree, who first met the couple (and his own wife) at Williams College.

Pingree knew they would pull the kitchen out of the narrow back annex into the main part of the first floor, melding it with the living area at the front

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How to Stylishly Decorate a Room in Your Favorite Color

Laveta Brigham

SUPERIOR BLEND In the living room of her family’s vacation home in the South of France, interior designer Kate Hume skillfully layered textures and finishes into the décor’s mostly green palette.



Photo:

Frans van der Heijden

IT DIDN’T START as a plan at all,” said Kate Hume of the predominantly green palette in the living room of her family’s vacation home. That said, the Amsterdam-based interior designer admits she might have been unconsciously influenced by the view of trees and open field provided by the windows of the house, located in the Quercy region of France. Next month, the eclectic

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21 Family Room Decorating Ideas, Ranging from a Quick Refresh to a Total Overhaul

Laveta Brigham

The kitchen’s reign as the heart of the home has gone on long enough. This year, it’s time to reclaim your family room—or living room, den or whatever you call the space where your sofa and coziest armchair reside—as the ultimate hangout. Whether you’re looking for a quick refresh or a total overhaul, we’ve got the inspo you need. These family room decorating ideas run the gamut, with options for every skill level and style.

You should feel totally comfortable living in your living room, which is why Maydan Architects did some strategic splurging when designing this San Francisco home. … Read More

Home design inspiration: A meditation room and space to gather for Diwali

Laveta Brigham

Joyelle West

Initially, Soni Konduru wasn’t certain that she wanted to set aside an entire room in her Chestnut Hill home for a zen zone, but, when the pandemic hit, she was glad she did. Not only does everyone in the family use it for prayer or meditation, it’s become a quiet space where her 20-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter hang out and read. “People use it around their own schedules for ritual time, and it’s also become a hideaway,” the design principal of Daastann says. During Hindu celebrations such as Diwali, the five-day festival of lights that begins November

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Design: Here’s how to think about decorating your living room

Open-concept living spaces—like in this condo in the Blum building—offer different decorating challenges than formal living rooms did long ago. (Photo courtesy of Everhart Studio)

The living room has historically been an over-decorated room used mainly to receive and impress visitors. This room was a status symbol for outside guests, which is why the decor was typically dressed up or done to the nines.

But the American living room has changed a lot in the last two or three decades. In today’s homes, we see less and less the idea of a formal living room—aside from older homes or exceptionally

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75 Beautiful Family Room Pictures & Ideas – October, 2020

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The Top 81 Family Room Ideas – Interior Home and Design

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” -Albert Einstein

The family room. The name alone conjures up memories of a warm, welcoming space to hang out with those you love most. A family room should be cozy and comfortable, but most of all, casual. Save the formal furniture for the living room. You should love your family room as much as your favorite pair of jeans, and it should fit you equally as well.

Achieving this level of accidental intention is easier when you see what others have done. Let our favorite family room ideas serve as

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75 Beautiful Family Room Pictures & Ideas – September, 2020

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Updated Family Room Ideas: Combining Style and Practicality

In this post: There’s no need to sacrifice style in the family room in exchange for practicality. These family room ideas will help to ensure you have both.⇒

If a bag of money dropped from the sky into your lap and the only caveat was that you had to spend it on your home, which room would you spend it on?

Oh… and it’s not enough to gut your kitchen or master bath.  😉

Many of us would choose the parts of our home we perceive as most in need, but in truth, we should first ensure that the room

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25 Cool Kids’ Room Ideas

bucket list family house

Chaunte Vaughn

What did your room look like when you were a kid? We’re guessing not exactly like these colorful, creative, and undeniably cool spaces. The bedrooms of these uber stylish children are lessons in judicious editing, inspired ideas, and damn good taste. Looking for something more specific? Check-out our great ideas for decorating boys rooms, girls rooms, and baby nurseries.

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Mod Art

In the boys’ bedroom of a Canadian lakehouse, a grasscloth wallcovering is by Kravet, bedding is by St. Geneve Linens and Ralph Lauren, and the bedframes and nightstand are by

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Family Room Design Ideas : The OC Ranch Reno

I am so excited to be getting to the point in the OC Ranch Reno process to be planning the furniture and decor design plan! This house will be used as more of a vacation home, so the design plan is going to lean more toward a beachy/CA col vibe. I am such a visual person that I have a hard time doing anything without creating a design board. Whether for my own home or client’s homes. It is so helpful to put together a board of the basics so that you can get

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Family Room Design Plan & Mood Board

Sharing our plans for our family room makeover, and how we plan on transforming it into a character filled space. Affiliate links are included – full disclosure here.

We have grand plans for our family room. Someday, it’ll be a beautiful, character filled space with lots of texture an interest. 

As of right now? It’s a slightly yellow-ish box of a room. 

Unfortunately, we don’t have the budget to change this room in 30 days. BUT we have a plan, and I am going to take you with me every step of the way – whenever it does happen!

So

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17 Best Small Living Room Ideas

If your living room or family room is cramped and cluttered, the last thing you’ll want to do is spend time in there. That is, unless you trick your eye into thinking the space is bigger than it appears. It’s not magic; it’s just smart styling. Get ready to Pin all these tips and transform your small space into a comfortable, stylish oasis for you and your house guests to hang out in. When it’s done, you’ll love the room so much that you’ll never want to leave it.

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Let The Light Pour In

If your living room has

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Update Your Space with These 13 Family Room Decorating Ideas

Take a look for some fantastic family room inspiration!

Because your living room is a gathering place for family, friends, and guests, it’s the perfect space in which to go all out and decorate in a way that represents you and your family. Still, getting started decorating a family room can pose a challenge to even the most creative of home decorators. If you need a little boost of family room inspiration, our 13 family room decorating ideas can provide you with all you need to get started.

Filling your living room space with decor pieces that speak to you

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25+ Best Small Living Room Decor and Design Ideas for 2020

It’s possible to adapt the newest living room trends to a small space. Having a smaller living room doesn’t mean that everything you own has to be crammed into a tiny room. These living rooms maximize space by keeping extra clutter out of sight.

25+ Novel Small Living Room Design and Decor Ideas that Aren’t Cramped

Small Living Room Decor Ideas

One popular strategy to make the room feel bigger is to decorate the room in shades of white and beige with an interesting rug. Some of these living rooms have geometric rugs while others have soft, fluffy shag carpet. A mix of patterns and

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50 Family Room Decorating Ideas & Photos

Most families spend more time in the family room than any other room in the house. It’s also the room that your guests will likely see first and the most. That’s why it’s important to be intentional about designing a family room that is beautiful but also stays true to your personal tastes.

Whether you prefer a family room that’s modern, classic, rustic or global, you’re sure to find fresh ideas in the 50 photos we’ve compiled here. From small, personal touches to grand design inspiration, there’s something for everyone in this collection of family room ideas. Looking for more … Read More

18 Great Room Ideas – Open Floor Plan Decorating Tips

great room ideas

Studio Life/Style

The great room is easily the hardest working room in the house, as its entire purpose to serve multiple key functions all in one shared space. The goal is to make everyday living just a little easier, and to make a communal space a little more enticing. As a result, they can present some extra design challenges. With more moving parts and pieces to the puzzle, great rooms are that much harder to decorate. Layout, color schemes, and scale… So if you’re looking for some inspiration, keep reading for eighteen great rooms design ideas and decorating tips.

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20 Family Room Decorating Ideas

family room ideas

Helen Norman

Considering that you spend a significant amount of time in your family room, it has to be comfy and stylish. From a plush sofa to well-curated shelves, find out how to make your space one of the most inviting places in your home with these family room ideas. Below, you’ll find design inspiration whether your room is big or small, modern or traditional. Oh, and if you’re wondering what you can do with your old television or how to spruce up your fireplace, there are plenty of suggestions here.

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Pattern Play

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