Elle Decor is my favorite interior design magazine, along with House Beautiful--I team-teach interior design to adults and am always looking for stylish rooms, the latest design trends, and beautiful images to share with the class. Elle Decor delivers. I anticipate its arrival each month. The magazine is great for training your eye as to what's interesting, stylish and beautiful in today's design world. If you are wanting to update any tired and boring rooms in your home, or rooms you're bored with, it's great for showing you what's new or being reinterpreted in a fresh way. Then you can pick and choose what appeals to you.
Taste is about exposure and Elle Decor exposes you to what top designers are doing today so you can incorporate the elements you like in your own home. It features all kinds of rooms and styles in diverse colors from monochromatic to bright colors. One great exercise is to challenge yourself to find something you like in each room even if you don't particularly like a room--it can be a lamp, a rug, a pillow, or piece of art, but you begin articulating and stretching your taste. If you're looking for fresh, sophisticated, interesting design, consider a subscription.
I have subscribed to Elle DECOR for several years now, and consider it one of the very best decor magazine. I can't wait to get my issue every month and it's cheap too, since you can always find a good deal on it on the net. Love it!!
If you are like me there is no such thing as too many decorating magazines. I have subscribed to this one for years and it is well worth the price.
I am a student of architectural and interior design.
This magazine is a wonderful resource for my classes.
And I do enjoy every issue.
Dull traditional decor
I was a Metropolitan Home subscriber, and as an artist, I enjoyed the color, variety, and design influences in the magazine. When the publisher ceased Met Home, they gave me the remainder of my subscription in Elle Decor. Beige, ecru, eggshell, dull and traditional. No thanks. I think they killed the wrong magazine.
Not Met Home and will not re-subscribe
I COMPLETELY echo everything that Linda A. wrote above, and couldn't have said it any better, and would only had that most all the homes featured are of the uber-rich, making it uninteresting and inaccessible.
"I was a Metropolitan Home subscriber, and as an artist, I enjoyed the color, variety, and design influences in the magazine. When the publisher ceased Met Home, they gave me the remainder of my subscription in Elle Decor. Beige, ecru, eggshell, dull and traditional. No thanks. I think they killed the wrong magazine." ~ Linda A. (above comment)