Clever Decorating Ideas for Every Room in Your Home
Architect Heather Wilson shares her clever, budget-friendly secrets for making a home as functional as it is lovely. By Lauren DeCarlo
Expert advice to smooth the way, from San Francisco interior designer Kimberly Ayres and New York City wallpaper master Al Hoxha.
Trick Out the Kitchen
The room where the family spends most of its time is an incubator for smart solutions: a higher-than-standard farm table that works for food prep and hides seating; a trio of paper lanterns hung from one point, to read like a casual chandelier; a sisal runner bordering the room for coziness while cooking; and a big houseplant on the counter to adorn a bare wall. Heather opted for windows instead of upper cabinets when she renovated her home. (“If I had uppers, I’d fill them with unnecessary stuff.”) She stores dishes and glassware in cabinets and drawers below, where the kids can reach.