Maximalist design is making a comeback in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — In the Austin suburb of Elgin, designers and builders are working to make a bold statement in the home interior design industry.The Austin Home and Design Conference is in town this week, and the theme this year is minimalist interior design.The conference, sponsored by the Austin Home & Design Conference, will be …

How the 50s interior redesign changed our lives

In the 1960s, the United States was struggling with a major epidemic of air pollution.As the nation’s health department reported, in the 1940s the average American breathed an average of 5 million times a year.By the late 1950s, that number had jumped to 13 million.At the same time, the U.S. was experiencing a dramatic economic …

A new generation of furniture: How to make a sustainable home

The Washington D.C. area is in the midst of a major furniture boom, with thousands of homes, offices and condos popping up around the region.But as it happens, the region’s most-popular home style, minimalist, is also the one most expensive.And for many people, that means they are looking to spend more than $1,000 on a …

A new generation of furniture: How to make a sustainable home

The Washington D.C. area is in the midst of a major furniture boom, with thousands of homes, offices and condos popping up around the region.But as it happens, the region’s most-popular home style, minimalist, is also the one most expensive.And for many people, that means they are looking to spend more than $1,000 on a …

A new generation of furniture: How to make a sustainable home

The Washington D.C. area is in the midst of a major furniture boom, with thousands of homes, offices and condos popping up around the region.But as it happens, the region’s most-popular home style, minimalist, is also the one most expensive.And for many people, that means they are looking to spend more than $1,000 on a …