It's been quite a year in the world of design, and quite a year for Dering Hall—thank you for all of your support and readership along the way! To wrap up a momentous 2016, we pulled together our most popular stories into one top 10 list. From design rules worth breaking to mistakes to sidestep at all costs, these were the stories that caught our members' attention this year.
From mixing materials to asymmetrical layouts, six top interior designers chat with us about the design rules that they don’t follow and share the spaces they've created that illustrate why rules can be broken.
It should come as no surprise that white subway tile is one of the most popular kitchen design looks. It's clean and classic and can be used in nearly every style of kitchen. Perfect for spaces large and small, these 25 kitchens showcase the different ways that white subway tile can be used in a home.
Given that paint can have such a transformative effect on a space, we turned to top designers to see what some of their favorite colors and finishes are. With endless possibilities, we asked these experts to focus on Farrow & Ball, a British paint company known for its exquisite colors (and creative names) and a Dering Hall favorite.
Every designer knows that a successful design scheme involves the layering and mixing of furnishings and accessories, usually from a variety of sources and at a range of price points. Since every item in a home’s design probably won’t be an investment piece, we asked top designers to share with us the primary areas where clients should focus.
Whether you work from home or just need a place to pay bills, a well-designed workspace is essential for staying organized and productive. Take cues from these interior designers and turn an unused space into a working area with a stylish desk, comfortable chair and accessible storage.
Black-and-white is a classic color combination but not the only option when it comes to pairing color in a home. It takes a talented designer to know how to use seemingly opposite colors successfully, and these 9 rooms showcase this expertise.
While every designer's style and design approach is different, there are a few common design issues that pop up again and again as things to avoid. From improperly sized furnishings to being overly rigid on style, top experts share 9 common design mistakes that they see oft-repeated along with visual inspiration and recommendations on how to avoid them.
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