Architects and designers have long mused about what the future would hold. In the 1930s, French architect Le Corbusier famously imagined a Radiant City where efficient, concrete block housing was brought to life with thoughtfully cultivated green space. After World War II, American architect Buckminster Fuller imagined people living in inexpensive, mass-producible homes like his portable Dymaxion House, designed to reduce water consumption—it could be shipped to the homeowner in a metal tube. And through the middle of the 20th century, Americans Charles and Ray Eames designed for a world in which furniture was simple, long-lasting, and affordable, in
Love it or hate it, working from home is here to stay. For those of us with huge living and outdoor spaces, it’s relatively easy to carve out space and declare it your home office. For the rest of us, there’s a constant challenge to figure out how to make your kitchbathsofabedlivingroom seem more spacious.
We asked some top decorating experts for their tips on what to put where to make your home seem more spacious:
From Hope Gough, Laura Ashley Marketing Manager:
Color is your friend: When you want to make a small space feel larger, “there’s
For VERANDA Sip and Read Club’s June pick, we threw it back with one of the most influential interior design books of all time: The Decoration of Houses, written by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman Jr. Published in 1897, the pioneering guide focuses on a more simplistic approach to decorating with symmetry, balance, and proportion being its leading principles. In his own book, Classical Principles for Modern Design: Lessons from Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman’s The Decoration of Houses, Thomas Jayne reflects on the influence Edith Wharton has had on the
While small apartments and homes offer plenty of charm, they tend to be lacking when it comes to kitchen space. Luckily, there are tons of small kitchen ideas that maximize storage and efficiency. It’s all about working with the layout of your space, whether your kitchen is confined to a single wall, U-shaped, or tucked in a corner. Ahead, we’ve gathered 51 small kitchen design tips to help maximize your space. Whether you’re renovating and starting from scratch or just looking to refresh your existing space, you’ll want to give these a try!
1. Add a prep area
With the warm weather (finally) approaching, you’re probably thinking about the best way to make the most of your backyard. An outdoor kitchen is a really cool way to create a space in your home that’ll allow you to get some sunshine—and take your grilling game to the next level.
Whether you’re planning on barbecuing a few burgers or going full chef, know that the process of designing an outdoor kitchen requires a few considerations you may not have thought of—just ask interior designer Ashley Moore, founder of Moore House Interiors. Having recently added one to her own home,