Miranda Silva, Architectural Digest

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Architectural Digest

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Miranda:

How To Clean A Mattress in 10 Simple Steps

Wondering how to clean your mattress? It's easier than you think. Find out exactly how to clean and freshen your mattress! → Read More

What Is Upholstery and How Do You Choose the Best Fabric for Your Sofa?

Does your well-worn furniture need a refresh? Discover the best upholstery fabrics for every furniture type, from sofas to dining chairs → Read More

How to Clean Kitchen Countertops: Granite, Quartz, Marble & More

When it comes to cleaning your kitchen counters, one method does not fit all. Discover how to clean countertops and keep them in top shape → Read More

5 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas for Your Kitchen

Find stylish indoor herb garden ideas that will enhance your kitchen and keep fresh ingredients right at hand. You’ll never run out of basil again! → Read More

How to Clean Copper: Keep Your Copper Pots & Pans Clean

Learn how to clean copper and keep your collection of copper pots and pans spotless and shining like new for years to come → Read More

How to Clean Wood Floors: Keep Hardwood Flooring Clean

Discover how to clean hardwood floors with ease and keep your wood flooring as shiny and pristine as the day it was installed → Read More

How to Clean Brass: The Best Ways to Polish Brass

Bring your brass back to life! Learn how to clean brass and keep your hardware and collectibles gleaming and tarnish-free → Read More

How to Ace Decorating with Dark Walls

Painting a room a dark color is one of the most fearless decorating decisions you can make, whether it’s navy, charcoal, or—for the truly brave—black. “I love dark walls in a home because they show confidence, and that says a lot about the homeowner!” says interior designer Nina Freudenberger, owner of bicoastal firm Haus Interior. But she also loves inky walls for their versatility. That's… → Read More

Top Designers Share Their Favorite Paint Colors for Fall

Change it up this season with ideas from Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Grant K. Gibson, and other talents → Read More

How to Clean Cast-Iron Cookware

You might be surprised to know soap isn’t necessary → Read More

How to Create a High-Contrast, High-Glamour Space

For Los Angeles interior designer Windsor Smith, the best spaces are those with a little tension—and a lot of drama. “I’m all about juxtapositions,” she says. “Give me a wall as matte and dark as night and I immediately picture it paired with bright whites and silvers.” But while interiors dressed in contrasting hues are a hallmark of her decorating style, the rooms never look stark thanks to… → Read More

The 3 Cocktail Recipes You Need to Make Before Summer Ends

Make the most of the season’s bounty with these fruity refreshments → Read More

The 5 Design Rules That Miles Redd Loves to Break

Find out what the bold design talent has to say about color, artwork, and more → Read More

A Pro Party Planner’s Simple Centerpiece Ideas

As a designer and the former president of legendary textile house Scalamandre, Steven Stolman attends more galas, luncheons, and dinner parties in a year than most people do in a lifetime. “There are those who roll their eyes at me and whisper under their breath, ‘He’ll go to the opening of an envelope,’” he writes in his latest book, The Serial Entertainer’s Passion for Parties (Gibbs Smith,… → Read More

How to Choose the Perfect Tile Flooring for Every Space

Two industry experts take you through the process of choosing the right tile flooring → Read More

Homepolish's Orlando Soria Predicts What’s Next for Home Decor

According to Homepolish’s creative director Orlando Soria, these are the home decor ideas worth investing in → Read More

Transform Your Outdoor Fire Pit into a Stylish Hangout

A backyard fire pit maximizes your outdoor time, providing a natural gathering spot after the sun sets. “Our clients request fire features more than any other element,” says Ryan Prange, the founder and principal designer of Falling Waters Landscape in Solana Beach, California. But the fire pit itself is only a starting point—you also need to design a space around it that encourages lounging and… → Read More

4 Chic but Totally Kid-Friendly Materials to Use in Your Home

There’s an old notion that decorating for a family with young kids requires either cordoning off “adult” spaces from sticky fingers or wrapping furniture in the fabric equivalent of Teflon. But those aren’t your only options, says San Francisco designer Palmer Weiss. “My clients are often families who want homes that are equal parts sophisticated and kid-friendly,” she says. “Luckily, those… → Read More

4 Reasons to Decorate with Rugs Outside Your Living Room

Rugs are usually the foundation of living rooms and bedrooms, while wood or tile flooring tends to rule in more utilitarian parts of the house. But rugs should play a vital role in kitchens, baths, and dining rooms, too, says Southern California–based decorator Becki Owens. While many types can add the texture and warmth that these hardworking spaces need, she particularly loves vintage rugs for… → Read More

How to Clean Copper Pots and Pans

Everything you need to clean your copper pots is likely already in your kitchen → Read More