Having access to a nearby park or open space is "priceless," but can an actual monetary value be placed on living near a green space? Several studies attempt to answer that question.
Consumers are very concerned about selecting the “perfect” colors for their homes, while research has further clarified the complex role of color in retail environments.
New textured wallpaper is attracting a lot of attention.
Members of Generation Y (young adults) have certain clear preferences in the design of their dorm rooms and apartments.
You may have heard the design maxim that the most preferred designs are visually neither too simple, nor too complex—but is that true?
A recent survey of new and used home buyers sponsored by Builder and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard revealed reasons why new-home purchasers bought new or used homes.
Recent research on aesthetic preference has shown that “people prefer novel designs as long as the novelty does not affect typicality."
When artwork is viewed alongside short descriptions of the painter’s style, viewers perceive an increase in meaningfulness and pleasingness of those paintings.
Anyone who has sought out a choice spot under a tree on a hot day knows that a single tree can create its own microclimate. In small, tree-rich urban parks, the effect can be significant.
Neuroscientists trying to explain the popularity of the 500-year-old Ryoanji Temple Rock Garden in Kyoto, a UNESCO world heritage cultural property, have determined that the spaces between the rocks and moss in the garden create a fractal tree shape that is subconsciously pleasing to observers.