Latest from Elizabeth Mayhew

After years of being the ‘it’ neutral, gray may be on its way out

Many people are turning away from the safe and ubiquitous color in favor of bolder, more saturated hues.
  • Apr 27, 2021

Dusting is the ultimate Sisyphean task. Here’s how to do it right.

Start at the top of a room, make microfiber your friend and other pro tips for tackling dust in your home.
  • Mar 24, 2021

Antimicrobial paint can kill bacteria on your walls. But you probably don’t need it to.

New technology from Sherwin-Williams and PPG promises germ-free surfaces.
  • Feb 24, 2021

The hottest decorating trends for 2021 aren’t trendy at all — and that’s the point

Comfort and versatility have replaced specific colors and patterns on people’s decorating wish lists.
  • Feb 2, 2021

5 ways to chase the bad 2020 vibes out of your home

We could all use a fresh start for the coming year, whether it’s a new paint color or storage space for our pandemic purchases.
  • Jan 7, 2021

Symbol of 2020 angst or sophisticated style choice? What to make of black Christmas trees.

Although it may seem like a fitting choice for a year dominated by a pandemic and economic strain, those who use black trees see them as anything but dark and dreary.
  • Dec 8, 2020

Captivated by bold tile on social media? Here’s what to consider before committing to the look.

Experts discussed how they used tile in unusual colors or geometric patterns in their own homes.
  • Oct 29, 2020

‘Design therapist’ Olga Naiman addresses the person, not just the space

The founder of the design company Aparat asks her clients to describe the life they want to lead, and goes from there.
  • Oct 5, 2020

Mold is an expensive and dangerous problem. Here’s how to get ahead of it.

A persistent musty smell and water stains are signs that spores may have already taken hold.
  • Sep 1, 2020

Tips for creating a good learning environment at home

Desktop computers, plenty of space, calendars, even a pitcher of water can make a difference.
  • Aug 7, 2020