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Sitting Pretty: Furnishing & Decorating Your Living Room
For this room, designer Kelley Proxmire chose a neutral fabric--it's more versatile for a sofa, she says--and then added color with a Trina Turk pillow. Photograph by Angie Seckinger.

In the market for a comfortable new sofa, a beautiful rug, an interesting lamp, or other home decor? Here are expert tips on buying furniture--plus a guide to the area's best stores.


Where do interior designers shop for one-of-a-kind accessories and distinctive home furnishings? Here are 80 of their favorite retailers.

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How to choose a couch that not only is comfortable but will stand up to kids, pets, and years of use.
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Rugs are a key design element of any room. Here’s how to choose the right size, style, and pattern.
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Lamps and light fixtures are becoming works of art. Here are eight stylish ways to brighten a room.
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Local home design experts share how they incorporate gray paint into home design.
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