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PPG Paints Unveils 2019 Color of the Year: Night Watch

Paying homage to the restorative power of nature, this deep green shade is one to watch in the coming year. Here’s how to use it on your walls.

Five Pittsburgh-Based Etsy Shops You Need to Know About

From furniture to wall art and beyond, these local makers created one-of-a-kind pieces for your home or office.

Seven Pittsburgh Home and Garden Tours You’ll Want to Explore This Summer

Here’s your chance to be nebby in some of the area’s most gorgeous, and historic, homes and gardens.

Housing Bust: Luxury Condos No Longer in the Works for Downtown Pittsburgh

After failing to reach an agreement, The Davis Companies and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust end plans for a $175 million, mixed-use development on Ninth Street and Penn Avenue that was slated to be one of the largest condo projects ever built Downtown.

From Milan to Pittsburgh: These are the Kitchen Concepts of the Future

Local interior designer Lauren Levant traveled to Italy for the influential Salon del Mobile show featuring the latest innovations in the furniture and design industry. With an emphasis on quality over quantity, these are the kitchen concepts she says will be making their way stateside.

Get Creative: Pittsburgh Podcast Inspires 'Girl Bosses'

Thinking about starting a creative business but don't know where to start? From photography to interior design, Gamechangers, the new podcast from local textile designer Savannah Hayes, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the design industry from the female perspective.

Inside Choderwood: A Hidden Oasis on the Allegheny River

Despite its location in the middle of an urban area, Steve Choder and Jody Noble-Choder have created a secret garden within their whimsical riverside retreat.

Best New Plants for Your Garden, Patio and Balcony

From long-lasting hydrangeas to long-flowering roses to tasty hybrid tomatoes –– these plants are your best bet if you're looking for something new.

Move over, Man Cave – See What's Inside a “She Shed”

When author and interior designer Sherry Savage feels a need to get inspired, she heads outside to her “She Shed,” a cozy writer’s abode located just steps from her door.  

This Old Pittsburgh House: Where a Voice Was Born

Playwright August Wilson’s childhood home in the Hill District played a large role in his celebrated work.

Q&A: Behind the Scenes at 4121 MAIN

Thommy Conroy and Kira Hoeg combine coffee, floral design and event planning into one blooming Lawrenceville business.

Home Style: Make it Black and White

No shades of gray here! Black and white is a classic combination that never goes out of style — and that includes for your outdoor space. Some summer greenery is the perfect accent for these cool and contemporary pieces.

On Trend: Garden Tours, New Condos and Some Pittsburgh Love

Here's what buzzing in the Pittsburgh home and lifestyle industry.

Highland Park House Tour Features Architectural Stunners

Included on this year’s tour is a 22-room Gilded Age mansion restored to perfection.

Planting in the Concrete Jungle: Urban Garden Basics

Gardening in the city is a challenge, but these tips from local professionals can set you on the right track.
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2018 Best of Design Winners

Best New Home

A mountain-modern home built into the hillside of a reclaimed mining site has become the dream home for a family of five.

Best Renovation

Cory Cope and Jennifer Owen spent 10 years renovating a former power station on the North Side into their dream home.

Best Bathroom Renovation

Interior designer Lauren Levant turned a dated master bathroom into a sleek sanctuary.

Best New Kitchen

Inspired by a sweeping view of the Allegheny River, Cyd Stackhouse and Bob Bergren incorporated water into every design choice of their modern, ethereal kitchen.

Best Kitchen Renovation

With help from HGTV star Leanne Ford, former NFL player Gus Frerotte and his wife, Ann, created a cozy, timeless kitchen in their century-old Oakmont home.

Best Outdoor Space

Wanting to extend their living space, a Mt. Lebanon couple added an inviting porch to their 1920s-era home.

Meet Our Judges

To ensure fairness and neutrality, a panel of Cleveland-based professionals in the design and architecture industries handled this year’s judging process.

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