Design How To’s

Design How To’s

Creating a beautiful home is made simple with these easy-to-follow how-to’s. Savvy home experts are delivering their tried and tested tips for selecting the right pieces and materials for decorating and styling any space.

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Design How To’s
  • Vintage/Modern: Curated Coffee Table

    If you ask Leah, it's the living room, not the kitchen, that's the heart of the home. And at the heart of every living room? The coffee table, which makes this functional piece of furniture a natural place to stage a bold, unique design moment. Watch as Leah shares her tips for mixing newly purch...

  • Rental Redo

    Temporary living spaces and work spaces can be a big headache when it comes to decorating. So many rules! Genevieve Gorder comes to the rescue of apartment-dwellers everywhere. She talks art, decor, lighting and more, filling us in on designer tips and tricks to elevate any temporary space - home...

  • Styling a Guest Room with Southern Charm

    Hospitality is serious business for southerners, and native Texan Caroline Harper Knapp is no exception. She's thought of everything for a warm and inviting guest room to make friends and family feel right at home. Her secret weapon? A welcome kit for guests. Watch now to see what lovely and clev...

  • Eden Passante's Art Gallery Wall

    Eden Passante calls California home and wants to show her stomping grounds some love with a home gallery wall inspired by the Golden State. Here she talks tips for selecting artwork based on color, theme, location and more, then she gets down to business hanging artwork inspired by Joshua Tree, S...

  • Lighting Matters

    Interior designer Anne-Marie Barton believes that decorative lighting is one of our greatest accessories. No other element in the home can provide warmth and create the same cozy atmosphere. Join Anne-Marie as she shares her own vintage-mixed-with-modern style through a variety of lighting source...

  • The Curated Shelf

    Interior designer Nina Freudenberger confesses that bookshelves can be both a blessing and a curse. In this episode she divulges how to make it more of the former and none of the latter. Follow along as Nina explains step-by-step how to avoid neglecting your bookshelves and instead use them to sh...

  • A Place for Everything

    Storage. Clutter. Junk. Call it what you want. It's not the most sexy design project, but it's a nagging issue for many of us. Genevieve Gorder comes to the rescue with solutions to tackle the most common clutter problems with style and panache. Kid stuff, the ever present junk drawer, cramped ki...

  • Wallpaper Matters

    Do you cringe at the thought of wallpaper? Well, it's come a long way since the 1970s, and offers a quick option for adding color and fun to any space. Interior designer Anne-Marie Barton uses wallcoverings to create a special "surprise for the eye," especially in unexpected places like ceilings ...

  • The Layered Living Room

    Designer Nina Freudenberger shows how to warm up a living room using natural materials, graphics and furniture. She likes to mix and match patterned pillows, and layer materials that are functional and interesting. Watch to learn Nina's surprising advice when it comes to selecting a sofa for the ...

  • Vintage/Modern: Textbook Bookcase

    There's no better way to break free of cookie cutter decor than to incorporate one-of-a-kind vintage finds into your home. On this episode of Vintage Style / Modern Life, lifestyle guru Leah Ashley shares her secrets for curating a personal, collected bookshelf display by mixing new pieces and pr...

  • Fabrics Matter

    Fabrics are one of the first design elements that interior designer Anne-Marie Barton uses to gauge what her clients like and to help decipher their design style. Watch as Anne-Marie gives you a tour of her own home and client projects, sharing her favorite fabric selections and the three element...

  • The Color Chronicles

    On this episode of The Furniture Geek, designer Jason Oliver Nixon is invoking the words of the famous Dorothy Draper: "Banish the beige," and offering an expert lesson in living with color. Watch as he shares strategies for where and how to use color, doles out advice on the best hues for everyd...

  • Five Floral Fixes

    Fresh flowers are a treat to have around the house . . . until they aren't anymore. Our heroes from LEAFtv are on the scene with five great floral hacks to make you feel like a superstar when it comes to decorating with flowers. No more blooms that go brown too soon, sad droopy flowers or wonky b...

  • How to Style a Vintage Bar Cart

    How does Lauryn Evarts style her bar cart? With fab vintage flair! The Skinny Confidential favors a roll-around cart styled with color-coordinated spirits, mixers and bitters. What else is on her list of bar cart essentials? A vintage ice bucket, trendy coasters (a must have), and Champagne for t...

  • A Stylish Sleep

    Interior designer Nina Freudenberger knows exactly how to style a bedroom to create a calming, refreshing environment. This episode is chock-full of helpful hints that will teach you to think like a designer when it comes to the bedroom. What's up Nina's sleeve? Ideas for linens, patterns, bedsid...

  • The Perfect (Small) Bathroom

    Genevieve Gorder has ideas for ways to escape the tiny footprint of a small bathroom. Her advice? Think vertical. Genevieve sets the bar high, literally, by placing shower curtain rods, towel rods and other furnishings higher than usual to create the illusion of a bigger bathroom. She also offers...

  • Countertops Matter

    Countertops are more than just an afterthought. We work on them, eat off them, and they represent some of the most vital surfaces in our homes. Interior designer Anne-Marie Barton likes to start with countertops and create an entire palette of ideas from there. Follow along as she walks you throu...

  • Cabinetry Hardware Matters

    Interior designer Anne-Marie Barton introduces a design element with a lot of pull. Cabinetry hardware acts as the final signature on a piece of furniture and, just like choosing the perfect shoe to complete an outfit, there are lots of options and opportunities to get creative. Anne-Marie walks ...

  • Natural Ways to Make Your House Smell Good

    An inviting house should look good, feel good and smell good. LEAF TV's Geri Hirsch and Erin Falconer have five simple DIY tricks to make your house smell fresh throughout using natural objects such as citrus fruits and essential oils.There's even a surprise tip about vanilla extract + light bulb...

  • Dorm Room Dilemmas Solved!

    Dorm living. It might seem ideal if it's your first home away from home, but let's be honest: it's like spending a year in a sardine can. Blah! If you're busy packing your bags for school, watch this episode for Genevieve Gorder's clever ideas to turn your dorm room into the most stylish abode on...

  • The Heart of Home

    Gracious Living starts the minute you walk through your door. Interior designer Anne-Marie Barton shares simple ideas to create an atmosphere of welcoming and warmth in your home. From putting out accessible appetizers, drinks and snacks that look (and taste) good, to adding special touches to yo...

  • The Console for Every Room

    When it comes to a versatile piece of furniture for your home, take Nina Freudenberger's word for it: you need a console. Why? A console can be used in nearly any room. Even better? No matter where you choose to put one, it provides the perfect balance between function and beauty. Watch this epis...

  • Gracious Living

    Resolve to start the new year in style with interior designer Anne-Marie Barton and 'Gracious Living' - turning your home into a space that defines who you really are and inspires the way you live! Anne-Marie will show you how small things like specialty soaps, towels and bathmats, pillows and ac...

  • Raising Your Bar

    It's time to raise your own bar! By adding a surprise for the eye in every spot in your home including the small ones ...

    Anne-Marie Barton proves that no area of the home should be without attention to detail. Living graciously includes elevating your own atmosphere and filling it with items ...