Deborah L. Martin Author

This Is How to Set the Mood of Your Home with the Appropriate Lighting

There’s a reason why interior designers prioritize lighting when they outfit a room. Effective lighting is both the icing on the cake and the all-important starting point. If...

This Is How to Really Make Your Bathroom Beautiful

In the most private room of the house, function is obviously important. But it should definitely go hand-in-hand with form if you want to bathe in beauty. Think Julia Roberts in...

This Is How Your Design Aesthetic Evolves

One designer insists that if you stop looking for pieces that fit together and just buy what you love, eventually what you love will find a way to fit. “Taste Evolves”...

This is How Color Will Help You Light Up Any Room

Somewhere between a full-on-rainbow concoction and a vast expanse of white space lies the perfect amount of color for your home. Choosing colors for your living spaces can be a...

Choosing New Contemporary Furniture for Your Home

Add a touch of chic to your digs with the clean lines and sculptural forms of modern furniture. Many people say they love modern furniture, but they often don’t really know what...

What Are the Essentials to Create the Media Room of Your Dreams?

When people think media rooms, they frequently see opulent simulations of movie palaces in their own home. But don’t haul out the red-flocked wallpaper and stadium seating just...

Big Little Things: Small But Luxurious Elements That Make a Room Yours

Decorating a room can seem daunting, and even once you’ve got those big ticket items all in place there’s still much to be done to achieve perfection. If you’ve...

Wrap Session: Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most giftabulous time of year. Be prepared to please the lucky folks on your list with culinary delights, statement accessories, home accoutrement and more.   The best...

Power Splurge: How You Can Live Your Best Life As an A-lister

The fabulous people know how to live — we see it every day on social media (so it must be true). From private villas in remote locations to extravagant edibles, high tech...

Is Your Bedroom a Place for Love, Sex or Sleep? An Expert Can Tell

New York based interior designer Charles Farruggio dishes about the most personal room in the house. Whether your bedroom is large and super-luxe, or small and nest-like, the key...

Designing a Home Gym Can Jump Start Your Fitness Routine

Designing a home gym can be a cost-effective way to put your fitness goals in reach — and with a little preparation, you don’t necessarily need to leave the comfort of your...

Want to Eat Al Fresco? So Do We. Read Our Tips to Dining Outdoors in Style

As the weather warms up, our thoughts turn to dining — and living — outside. So we turned to two New York design firms on a search for secrets to creating successful outdoor...