Outdoor spaces don't have to be screened to be awesome and functional "rooms"! We teach you how we make some of the coolest spaces on roofs, tiny urban gardens, and big sun-drenched yards. YAY SUMMER!
Some of this is old, but most of it is new and made to look like it could have been in this house since the turn of the 20th Century! In this story, we teach you timeless design tips that keep your kitchen on trend but never trendy. We LOVE this room!
We think decorating for Christmas is best when it's simple and easy. Here are insider tips and fun videos to "jingle up" each room of the house! Thank you RHome Magazine for the Cover Story!
Everyone loves fall decorating, but sometimes the bright orange, cliche Autumn leaves, and bats can feel ridiculous. Click here to find easy tips to keep your house looking chic from Halloween to Thanksgiving! Lazy People UNITE!
Learn how to do colorful walls like a pro! This fabulous orange dining room is smashing! But so is the flawless furniture and accessories, and we show you how this can work in any room layout! Midcentury to Federal, huge fine art photographs, and killer place settings, this room has it allllll!
The daughter of one of our clients got her first job out of college in Chicago - Yay, Lucy! We all remember furnishing our first place on a budget, but this bedroom looks like no expense was spared! Learn everything we did to make this room look fantastic while paying attention to the budget and choosing pieces that can play double duty as she expands her horizons.
As seen this week on Apartment Therapy, Anne Tollett's very own living room for Christmas! Just a hint of holiday in this room.... Learn where to buy it all and how to re-create this look in your own house - no matter what your floorplan!
Ooooohhh Weeeee! It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we know you don't want to spend all of your time (and money!) making your house merry and bright! So we're showing you how we get festive around here without breaking our backs! Tips for trimming the Christmas Tree, how to make an effortless yet gorgeous table, to inexpensive mantle decorations, we have you covered this year...and of course, we show you where to buy it all and how to get the look in your own house! Decorating for Christmas - so fun!
Audrey Margarite, VP of Design and Product Development for Bunny Williams Home, gives the scoop on her apartment in NY, decked with Bunny's collection. She reveals all of the insider design tips learned by Bunny's side - as well as some of her own nuggets of gold! And we show you where to buy it all. So chic!
Annie Selke is not only showing off one of her beautiful bedrooms, but three! Each has a different color scheme and styles, but all of them work cohesively in her very own home!
Floral photographer extraordinaire, Ashley Woodson Bailey, gives the inside scoop on her stunningly bold living room, featuring wallpaper from her very own collection! Don't miss her video interview.
Learn to make a traditional white kitchen stand the test of time! Styling tips and design secrets from Emily Jackson's kitchen design with Alice Lane! Best, it's so easy to shop the look!
Paige Minear of The Pink Clutch shows how to design with color and money saving vintage finds! Chic design on a dime plus bold patterns - yes please! We show you how to re-create the look and where to buy it all!
We get a fun-filled glimpse into the mind and apartment of creative director and founder of Mintwood Home, Heloise McKee. She shows you how she did it all and we show you where to buy it all! When you watch her on film you will be her fan for life!
New York Design sensation Ashley Darryl reveals the secrets behind her emerald Entry/Dining Room combination. Don't miss her amazing video!
Ohhh, Amazing Lauren Liess! The fabulous designer with a flawless textile line and newly published a book generously made time to sit and chat with us on film like old friends (even thought we have never met!) She's carefully curated an aesthetic over the years that's simple, relaxed and natural - and guess what, it is a perfect reflection of her natural, relaxed and fun personality! We show you how to recreate this flawless bedroom, and you don't want to miss the fabulous videos of Sweet Lauren!
We are thrilled to be featuring the brilliant boys behind Parker Kennedy Living, dynamic duo Lance Jackson and David Ecton! These talented men use color in their design better than most!
She calls it 'Dixie Chic,' and we couldn't agree more. This room serves as the main hub for a family of five and always looks fresh. Find out how the owner of Interior Canvas Home did it and where to buy it all!
We are thrilled to have designer, style master, editor, and author, Eddie Ross, give you all an insider's peek at his flawless Manhattan apartment! Learn all of the money saving tips, styling gold, and coveted design secret that went into making this room so beautiful. Find out where to buy it all and how to re-create the look! Ooooh, we dooooo love Eddie!
Sometimes you just see a person and think, "That girl is going to be a star!" We found Ashley Freeman on Instagram, and knew we had to bring her onto Hanover Avenue! Check her nursery out today!
Designer Dana Gibson comes from a family of artists! An amazing designer with her very own line of textiles, enjoy this peek into her living room. We show you how she makes her magic and where to buy it allllll! So fun!
Adding your own personality to a rental property is such a challenge! When you can't paint the walls or add custom details, it becomes a daunting task, especially if you're raising a girl who wants a fun bedroom. See how we designed this room with pieces that not only make this rental shine, but also can be used in any space. This room feels like a rental no more!
Remember our very first guest designer on Hanover Avenue? Well, she's back! See how Vanessa Matsalla delivers her famous relaxed, well-traveled Cali aesthetic in this intimate look at her own bedroom.
It's our 2nd commissioned room for this sweet family in Dallas, TX! We love how this space is modern yet anything but stark, just wait until you see the Before & After pictures! And as always, we show you how to re-create the look and where to buy it all!
A sunroom can be the most beautiful room in the house, so why is it only used for entertaining in the summer? We strayed away from a beachy, seasonal aesthetic and created a space that can be enjoyed for all seasons. Take a look!
We're constantly designing rooms for other people's houses, but now here's a personal look at Anne's very own dining room! This space feels polished with an "undesigned" vibe. From a dirt cheap rug to an inherited antiques (and everything in between), see what makes this room work and how you can re-create the look!
Square footage is hard to come by in New York! When you have an apartment with intimate space, it's difficult to make it feel bigger than it is. So how did we help? We created three rooms in one for this Southern Belle turned NYC executive! Read to see how we infused touches of Southern style into this apartment to make her feel at home, while also creating the illusion of more space. The Before & Afters will hopefully inspire you to use your square footage to the max!
We can't believe this is the last of four: we've finally reached Shannon's final design for our Lowe's Master Bathroom! For this fourth bathroom version, Shannon breathed modern life into a timeless space with vibrant colors, playful accents and wow-worthy details that simply blew us away in a "spring clean" aesthetic.
What was once a spa has now transformed into a seafaring master bathroom with a story to tell! Elevating a nautical theme with rich vintage twists, this look bold and daring, yet effortlessly refined and can appeal to both men and women. Find out how to recreate this look in your own home no matter what your room layout!
Well look at our little Lowe's Home Improvement Master Bathroom now! We teamed up with Shannon Kaye, DIY Network Star and talented artist, to transform the space using ONLY paint and accessories. And *wowie*, wait until you see these before and afters! This is her take on a spa bathroom and she blew out minds! Don't miss the VIDEO of Shannon too - what a gem!
This whole bathroom was made using Lowe's Home Improvement and exclusively Kohler fixtures! Say what?! Yep, you can buy everything you see here from Lowe's, and we show you how to recreate it ALL no matter what your bathroom layout or floorplan. We wanted you to see a high-end bathroom on a budget. Hurray!
This blue and white living room is perfect for families with children! Fresh, chic, and practically bulletproof, this room has stood the test of time. See behind the scenes videos, buying guides, and DIY Steps so you can recreate this look no matter your layout! We adore this space!
We adore designer Janie Molster! Take a look at how she transformed one huge area into two rooms. In this post, we'll cover the second space: the dining room!
We adore designer Janie Molster! Take a look at how she transformed one huge area into two rooms. In this post, we'll cover the first space: the living room!
We created two version of the same space, one version as Splurge and the next as Save! Learn how we designed a modern living room for a precious Dallas family as our first commissioned room at Hanover Avenue! We show you all of the coveted designer tips and where to buy it all! And you won't believe the art installations that anyone can do. This was fun!
Get ready for a whole lotta amazing! Interior Design powerhouse and founder of Box of Chic, Jennifer Schmidt, designed an open floor plan living room to round out the kitchen and dining room from this month on Hanover Avenue! She reveals all of her hidden secrets, and we show you how to easily recreate the look from paint to fabric in your own happy nest. This living room is perfect for families!
This kitchen takes all of the heartache out of designing the heart of your home and shows you some amazing recipes from the acclaimed Cafe Sucre Farine to boot! Learn all the design secrets behind this fabulous open floor plan kitchen that was created entirely from Lowe's! Yep, it's ALL from Lowe's! Wowza!!
Know a girl in your life that has a big day coming up? We gotcha covered! These dining room ideas are perfect for a planning a party (or designing a dining room "just because")! Best: all of these goodies and recipes are by the acclaimed Cafe Sucre Farine! YUM!
Looking for The White Knight Mr. Right? This room is a Prince Charming magnet! Find out why . . . .
Hold onto your hats because Vanessa Matsalla, the Principal Designer and owner of Studio Matsalla, is our first guest designer at Hanover Avenue! Can we all just take a minute to soak in this fresh, coastal dining room that she designed for us?! It's hard to make a room look effortless, but Vanessa does it with ease. And It's our lucky day that we can now re-create a room designed by such a talent within our own four walls!
We were able to achieve this entire look for right around $5000.00! Yep, that's right, EVERYTHING you see in these images from carpeting to boxspring, paint to pillows, comes in right around 5K. I know. It's thrilling! So sit back, lose your mind to these before and afters, and learn how to re-create this look in your own house!
After weeks of anticipation, we are thrilled to unveil this library stocked with Sarah Dickinson of Sarah's Books Shelves all-time favorite books! We admit, we are suckers for a yummy home library, so we wanted to see how a REAL READER - a true book junkie - would stock the shelves. Hold onto your hats, this room is going to Blow. Your. Mind!
Who says an outdoor room has to only be for Spring and Summer?! There are so many climates where outdoor spaces are fab for all seasons, but even in regions with "true four seasons", an outdoor space can work for atleast 9 months of the year. Here's how!
Remember this room?! We designed this closet closely with Rachel Yonan of Touting My Wears, carefully placing every drawer, shelf, bar, and appliance (yes, appliances!) around what she imagined would work best for fashion if money were no object. The result is a swoon-worthy space that anyone can fall in love with! The best part: she has stocked the closet with all of her top picks for summer!! From "thread to bobble", everything that she loves and wants you to see for the season is hanging and folded with links to stores so you can buy it all! This is a must see!
Combining neutral tones with floral accents, this living room creates a formal atmosphere that still has a lot of edge - best of all it is durable. Just take a look a these amazing before and afters!
Believe it or not, this room was designed specifically for families with a child on the spectrum or with sensory processing disorders! We love beautiful design that works for everyone in the family! Here's how we did it.
Have you ever fallen in love with a room from the glossy pages of a magazine or glowing screen but thought, "that looks nothing like my house"? The ceilings are high, the architecture impressive, nothing like your four walls? Recreating the vibe of the published room in your own house can often seem like an impossibility . . . . But, it's not! And we wanted to show you how to overcome that very issue in this article. Check out these before and afters! We completely spazzzz for them!
Instead of soccer we are now watching Game of Thrones, Daddio. Boop! Same furniture, same layout. . . but a completely different look! In the original Enormous TV, we designed a crazy fun room full of bold colors, textures, and patterns to offset a gigantor TV. But because that look might not suit everyone’s taste, we wanted to show how you can you use the very same furniture and pull off a room that’s just as exciting but in a neutral palette. Take a look at these amazing before and afters. BaBoom! The Enormous TV Toned Down!
Check out this week's Room Makeover! We are excited about this transformation for so many reasons, but mostly because the reader who submitted the before pictures has become one of our favorite people on earth! From Seattle, she lives in a gracious house in a stunning neighborhood whose living room kept her stumped. Like so many of our readers, who in the world has time to focus on interior design when you are a mother, wife, and are watching your career soar at the same time? It was our privilege to help such a wonderful person! Check out every detail behind this fabulous space.
For this week's Big Reveal, we wanted to tackle a challenge not many families face: designing a room for a child with a spectrum disorder. We’ve always believed there’s a way to accommodate any family’s concerns when it comes to interior design. Whether it’s making low ceilings seem higher or creating stylish yet accessible rooms for an elderly family member, you can still have a fabulous house while meeting careful considerations! Spectrum Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorders often present a design quandary for families, but by keeping your little one's needs at top of mind, designing for autism can reap a room everyone can enjoy. Here’s a look at what we did!
You say poTAYto and they say paTAHto! Have you ever come to realize that while you love your significant other, you’re just not in love with their sense of style? Getting couples to agree on the look of a space is one of the most common problems in interior design. While having two drastically different tastes may seem like a clash of the titans, we’ve found that the best (and most memorable) rooms often come from a collision of styles. There is beauty in chaos! In this room, we combined two polarizing tastes: traditional vs. modern. Giving a fresh twist to classic silhouettes and patterns, we created an interesting hybrid that allows both styles to play off each other with a timeless vibe. See how we made it work in this room!
"Babe, this is gonna make game day AMAZING!” Raise your hand if you're married to this guy? We can’t count the number of times we've had to 'design around' an enormous TV. And let’s face it, a humongo TV makes some people happy on Monday nights when the game is on, and makes everyone else happy on Sunday nights when Game of Thrones is on, so win-win! Since people love the big black box, we see designing around a TV as a fun design challenge instead of a decorating nightmare. Here’s how we made it work in this space!
For today's room makeover, we’ve transformed a dog-loving family’s new living room into a gracious space for entertaining. In a large house that already has a family room and a playroom just for the kids, we thought it was about time the adults had their own elegant space to host friends – and after all, this loving couple deserves a pretty place to relax while the boys are occupied in the playroom. The wonderful family that lives here has a classic style rooted in Virginia tradition, so we stayed true to that while adding subtle, modern nods to keep the room feeling fresh and to reflect the wife’s bubbly and fun personality. Take a look at how we made it work!
It's like Alice drank the potion! What was once a teeny room is now much bigger. Many of you may remember seeing this space as the "Tiny Room" a few weeks ago, and as promised, we wanted to show you how all of the same pieces could work in a bigger room. *magic!*
Welp, we’re not in the basement anymore! Many of you may remember elements of this space as “The Unfinished Basement”, and as promised, we wanted to reveal how to use these same pieces in a sophisticated Brooklyn-style urban loft or pied-à-terre. While you don’t have to worry about flooding or cracks in this space, these “bulletproof” indoor/outdoor pieces still make for a worthy investment for the first-time homeowner or anyone who wants a stylish apartment. Super versatile and chic, they’ll always work anywhere, whether used together or arranged separately. Now, on to the loft!
Wow! What an adorable transformation! Many of you may remember this room as a master bedroom, and as promised, we wanted to reveal how to use almost everything from that room in a new way as nursery.
Who has time to think about what goes into a bedroom when your days are spent raising little boys and saving lives at a hospital? When we got the opportunity to design our first ‘Room Makeover’, I did an emotional cartwheel (I can’t do a physical cartwheel) because who deserves a bedroom sanctuary more than a hardworking doctor and mother? We’re thrilled to be able to unveil this bedroom here today as a little present to a wonderful family!
Ever been dwarfed by an armchair when you sit in it? Your knees don’t reach the edge of the cushions so your legs stick out like a toddler on a dining chair…. Or have you tried to buy a sofa for your regular sized room only to realize the arms of the sofa alone are 12” wide? That is only great when Shaquille O’Neal, Andre the Giant, or God come over. I will never understand the monolithic furniture trend.
The basement can be a scary place: dark, damp and definitely the last room anyone wants to spend money when feathering their nest. Why invest big money if the room could easily flood, grow mold or even crack? Often, truly renovating a basement to bring it to “upstairs standards” is a Pandora’s box of unforeseen problems and dollar signs: underpinning, structural headaches, ancient electrical issues, cracked pipes…. “How can I make my basement stylish and usable without spending too much?” is the question I often hear from my clients. You have the space in your home, so why not use the real estate, right? Let us show you how.
At least once in our life we will have a pink room. And single men reading this (would a single straight man even read this?), one day you may marry a girl who wants a pink room for either herself, your baby, your teenage daughter, or as a guest room. Because let’s face it, pink done right is stunning, and it makes everyone in its glow look prettier. (Plus, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I have pink on my mind!)