Editor's Design Pet Peeves
Our senior editor, Lydia Somerville, has compiled a highly personal and subjective list of decorating sins that drive her batty.
Nothing screams one-stop shopping so much as a perfectly matching set of furniture. Mix it up by adding contrasting textures, such as a glass-and-metal coffee table in a room with lots of wood or a pair of modern chairs with a low, tufted sofa. The art of design is in the mix.