We're strong believer that family-friendly homes can be the most fun because they bring in practicality, functionality and a whole lot of playful elements and colors. This Craftsman home, designed by Kati Curtis with photographs by Scott Frances - does just that and then some — but with a dash of totally enviable elegance. Take a look!
“Suave Move” Tribeca Apartment Transformation
For a couple downsizing from the suburbs of Toronto to the cobblestone streets of Tribeca, Kati Curtis completely transformed a "white box" into a richly colored and lush retreat.
Decorating with Throws
Use a vibrant throw to add a pop of color to a space or use a fur blanket to add texture and warmth to your rooms. And for a bit of inspiration, see how some of our favorite designers use stylish throws to complete these homey, welcoming spaces.
12 Designers on the Pieces They Use Again and Again In Their Own Homes
“I have never really thought about this consciously before, but I always do a velvet sofa. I have one in my current home, gravitated towards velvet sofas in my past apartments, and used them in a lot of our projects without thinking about it. Velvets are soft, comfortable, durable, and stand the test of time. Velvets also can work for all sofa styles and can swing both traditional and modern.” —Kati Curtis, founder and principal at Kati Curtis Design
Will COVID End Open Concept Floor Plans? Here’s What Top Designers Think
“Even before the pandemic, I've been against the open plan lifestyle due to its lack of practicality. In a recent project, we partially enclosed an open kitchen—the client cooks often, as do most people these days, and didn't want the sights and smells traveling to the living area where they spend most of their time.”— Kati Curtis, principal of Kati Curtis Design
11 Tips on Working with Mirrors
As Curtis explains, “Mirrors are the perfect addition to bring the light in. Not only do they reflect light to make your space feel bigger and more open, but they also multiply the impact of what you’ve created visually in your space.”