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.
Give the Dining Room a Second Job
If it tends to become a ghost town or a junk heap, why not recast the dining room as a creative space? Heather made a commitment by drilling holes in her 10-foot table to accommodate the cords for two buffet lamps. Built-in shelves create an intimate, library-ish feel. Lucite chairs on one side of the table and a bench on the other make the table feel casual and inviting for school projects and homework. To step it up for the occasional dinner party, the bench is swapped out for matching Lucite chairs. On holidays, this table can take on a crowd of 14.