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  • 7 Latest Trends: Energy Efficiency For Homes

    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore
    modernhomes
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Double story or two story homes have many advantages. Liberty in choosing a floor plan as per your needs, spaciousness, storage, separation of living areas are some of its benefits. But a downside of these homes could be huge heating and cooling cost. If you are a duplex home lover and desires to build an energy efficient house, here are Continue Reading The post 7 Latest Trends: Energy Efficiency For Homes appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Inside Houzz: A Guide to Updating Your Master Bedroom (25 photos)

    Houzz
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Compared with kitchen and bathroom renovations, overhauling a master bedroom might seem like a walk in the park. But when was the last time you had to make dozens of decisions while taking a casual stroll? While selecting paint colors, materials and furnishings...
  • LA-Style Dining in London, Sunshine Included

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    Christine Chang Hanway
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Inspired by California beach cafes, Alexander Evangelou and James Waterworth of London design firm Alexander Waterworth Interiors bring their own brand of microclimate design Hally’s, a new deli in Parsons Green, in the heart of southwest London.  Photography by Helen Cathcart.  Above: Yellow Tolix stools set the beach tone in the main room, where they're paired with whitewashed bricks and a bar built from limed scaffolding boards. Above: The Carrara marble countertop is framed with wood. Above: Bright colors mixed with pastels exude a Southern Californian vibe.
  • Walls: Are You Afraid Of Color? Here’s The Fix

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    Decor Girl
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Here is how to break through the fear of wall color and how to get it right the first time. Read More
  • Aug 27, Tee Shirt Quilts | T Shirt Quilts

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    27 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Tee shirt quilts are a great way to keep your memories. Check out these reputable quilting companies!
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  • Red Red Wine: Color Trend

    Ali Morris
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
    Echoing Pantone’s color of the year Marsala 18-1438, a darker, deeper red wine shade made a prominent appearance at last week’s edition of Northmodern. Teamed with light pinks, emerald green and grey, the hue adorned everything from tables to textiles. Produced in a unique three layer knitted wool material, known for it’s stretchability, the covers of Ferm Living’s quilted cushions come in eight shades including this deep Bordeaux color. Inspired by traditional saddlery and metal work, Overgard & Dryman’s Wire chairs come in eight shades of leather including…
  • Judo and Relay by Wolf-Gordon

    Alicita Rodriguez
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
    Wolf-Gordon is bringing the runway to the office with Judo and Relay, two contract upholstery textiles inspired by “the latest fashion trend in apparel knits and elegant sportswear.” These stretchy fabrics respond to today’s work environments, where flexibility and movement are key. Judo and Relay can “wrap around the most challenging of forms,” making them great options for much of today’s office designs, including task chairs and break-out lounge furniture. Flexible Fabrics Celebrate Freedom of Movement Available exclusively in Jet Black, Judo is a nylon blend with a classic…
  • New Danish Kitchen Brand Reform Hacks Ikea Designs

    Ali Morris
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:56 am
    Launched at last week’s edition of Northmodern in Copenhagen, Reform is a new kitchen brand who work with architects and designers to create bespoke panel doors and tabletops for Ikea kitchen units. New Danish brand Reform provides an affordable way to create a one-of-a-kind designer kitchen “The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in our home. But Interestingly, it is often overlooked when it comes to design,” says Jeppe Christensen, co-founder and CEO of Reform. ”For the most part our kitchens are white and as neutral as possible. We want to change this. Our…
  • Muuto Launches A Spun Aluminum Pendant Lamp by TAF Architects

    Ali Morris
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Launched at last week’s edition of Northmodern in Copenhagen, Muuto has introduced new pendant lamp Ambit to its lighting range. TAF Architects’ Ambit pendant features an aluminum lampshade and rubber cord Designed by distinguished Stockholm-based design and architecture studio TAF Architects, the Ambit lamp is a functional lamp with a strong character. Ambit´s lampshade, made using a traditional brazier stove, is press spun, polished and finally painted by hand. “With Ambit we worked with the form and proportions in a very thorough and almost meticulous way,” say  TAF…
  • Soft Shapes: Lighting Trend

    Ali Morris
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:19 am
    Characterised by their rounded forms, these playful lighting designs look (and in some cases are) soft enough to squeeze. Gustaf Nordenskiöld’s Hobo lamp for Örsjö is made by blowing opaque glass into a brass basket construction, expanding outwards and bulging through the wire structure. The name Hobo refers to the ‘luffarslöjd’ - bent metal constructions that used to be made by hobos in Småland where Swedish glassworks began. Sinking below its moulded ABS  shade in a smooth dome shape, the simple, etched acrylic diffuser of Sebasian Wrong’s Sinker lamp for…
 
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  • Inside Houzz: A Guide to Updating Your Master Bedroom (25 photos)

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Compared with kitchen and bathroom renovations, overhauling a master bedroom might seem like a walk in the park. But when was the last time you had to make dozens of decisions while taking a casual stroll? While selecting paint colors, materials and furnishings...
  • Shop Houzz: The New Victorians (43 photos)

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Victorian design mixes styles and eras: Regency, Greek Revival, Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau with a little Asian decor thrown in. Today’s designers are revisiting Victorian decor and adding modern design to the mix. Embrace this style in any room of your home with these beautiful Houzz Shop picks....
  • What to Know Before Selecting Your Home's Roof Material (12 photos)

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    The right roof material can do more than simply keep you dry and protect your home. It is the icing on the cake, and can augment, or even define, the style of your home. Today we summarize your home roof material options, providing an overview of a subject that might not get the same attention as other...
  • Professional Tips for Cleaning and Organizing Your Closet (8 photos)

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Transitioning out of summer means swapping flip-flops for boots, making room for winter coats and trading swim stuff for snow gear. And that’s why it’s the perfect time to clean and reorganize those closets you’ve been meaning to conquer. Tackle the task with tips from professional organizers skilled...
  • 8 Deer-Resistant Elegant Evergreen Shrubs to Plant This Fall (8 photos)

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    In areas with heavy deer pressure, most gardeners know that tough and prickly needle-bearing shrubs are one choice they can make at the nursery that won’t end up as deer food. Coniferous shrubs like juniper are practically indestructible — few things in the natural world can phase them, even a herd of...
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  • Minimalist Maps From Mapiful: Decorate Your Walls!

    Holly Becker
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:27 am
    I can’t wait to tell you about Mapiful because I just love maps and minimalist black and white street maps are very much trending for interiors. Plus, decorating with maps has long been a favorite of designers worldwide. Thing is, when you live outside of a mega “cool” city, it’s often impossible to find maps for your spot, and if you do, even harder to find something you like. I’ve found several of my current city that are either ornate and vintage from flea markets (and expensive) or are designed by the town for our travel and tourism shop and are very generic…
  • Recipe: Summer Lemon Tart

    Holly Becker
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:39 am
    Hi! It’s Liz and this month on decor8 I’d like to invite you to an all-girls picnic with a delicious lemon tart recipe for you today! What a fun way to celebrate summer! We were on vacation in Bavaria, where I got to see my cousin and my daughter loves spending time with her, too. Nothing like having an older girl to worship… Both kids helped me with the baking in the kitchen, and while the tart was in the oven, we sat down together and painted flower name-cards with watercolors. The girls had it all planned out. It was so fun to see how everyone was enjoying the idea…
  • Naturally Beautiful Finnish Home Tour

    Holly Becker
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:06 am
    I came across the most beautiful Finnish home and blog over the weekend while my little one was napping, called No Home Without You, based just outside of Helsinki. First, I adore the blog name because it’s just so true. Many overlook this very simple truth about ours homes while installing new drapes and cushions: Interior objects don’t make a home, people (or pets) whom you love, who live there with you, make it a home. The material “stuff” just makes it pretty and allows you to express your creativity while also creating a space that…
  • BIG Art From Minted

    Holly Becker
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:51 am
    Have you heard the great news that Minted has gone BIG time? Minted (they even ship outside of the U.S.) now offers very large sizes of their art and I had to learn more. Like most of you, curiosity killed the cat and I ended up “learning” so much that I landed smack dab in the middle of the photography of Qing Ji which then ended up in my shopping cart. I just knew I had to own A Bunch Of Wild Flowers because it’s different but also so cheery and bright. Minted stocks photographic prints but also illustration, prints of collage and…
  • Painting My Workspace Pink Ground!

    Holly Becker
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    So I had this idea before Aidan was born to paint my entryway pink. I ordered Pink Ground from Farrow & Ball and hired a painter. The second he swiped it on, I grew more skeptical with each stroke. I needed to be a believer and 100% on team pink before allowing him to go any further and I just wasn’t. It was definitely the wrong choice for the space and I realized that it was because the entry has no windows and the color looked quite muddy there and absorbed the little light I had instead of reflect it. I needed something bright, even a bit flashy and shiny…
 
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    Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

  • Stunning see-through church is made from stacked weathered steel

    Lucy Wang
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:23 pm
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  • Tesla drivers make a recordbreaking 452.8 mile road trip on a single charge

    Cat DiStasio
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Since the advent of electric cars, range anxiety has plagued drivers, limiting their road trips based on the number of miles one could conceivably travel on a single charge. Although Tesla is rapidly solving that problem for owners of their cars by expanding the Supercharger network at lightning speed, many intrepid Tesla drivers still like to toy with testing the limits. Tesla owners and enthusiasts Bjørn Nyland and Morgan Tørvolt wanted to see how far a Tesla Model S P85D really can travel on a single charge, so they embarked on a test to find out. This pair of friends was able to stretch…
  • Chinese welder spends a year building life-size Transformers model for his lucky son

    Cat DiStasio
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:21 pm
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  • Score a $749 Naturepedic organic twin mattress in our Back to School Giveaway!

    Laura Mordas-Schenkein
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Where did summer go? As the kids start heading back to school, everyone is feeling stressed and excited, so one of the most important things parents can do is to ensure they are getting a good night’s rest. One major thing that can prevent healthy, restorative sleep is a bad mattress. Nowadays, conventional mattresses are chock-full of harmful toxins that prevent us from sleeping well, not to mention make us sick. Did you know that most standard, non-organic mattresses contain threatening levels of synthetic flame retardants laced with VOCs (volatile organic compounds)? These toxic…
  • One of the world’s largest glaciers just lost the biggest chunk of ice ever recorded

    Cat DiStasio
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:18 pm
    NASA satellites are pretty nifty, in large part because they capture world events that we might not know about otherwise. That’s what happened recently, when NASA’s Landsat 8 recorded the image above on August 16 of Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier, which is one of the world’s largest and fastest melting, which. When researchers compared recent images to images captured two weeks ago, they discovered that the glacier just lost an enormous chunk of ice. So big, in fact, that it may be the largest chunk of ice loss ever recorded. Read the rest of One of the world’s largest…
 
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    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine

  • Seattle Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

    Danica Rog
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Viktoria Apartment Rooftop in Downtown SeattleAt Freshome we’re always working to bring you the best in architectural innovation and interior design trends by showcasing beautiful homes and apartments around the world. In our new series, we explore the most dynamic neighborhoods in cities across the U.S. and highlight the best apartment options each of them have to offer. Starting with our hometown of Seattle, we put together a list of great things to do, eat, and see while also showing you the best places to live.We spent more than 40 hours conducting extensive research on Seattle real…
  • Massive “Sky Pool” in London Seemingly Floats 10 Stories Above the Ground

    Lavinia
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Soon to bridge across two ten-floor buildings in London, the Sky Pool by Ballymore is one of the major highlights of the Embassy Gardens development. This see-through swimming pool will be 115 feet off the ground, and its dimensions of 90 feet long, 19 feet wide, and nearly 10 feet deep will allow the inhabitants of the residential complex to swim at ease above the River Thames. The project also implies an entirely transparent glass shell that is 8 inches thick.The Sky Pool is part of the Nine Elms regeneration efforts in Battersea in south London: “My vision for the sky pool stemmed…
  • Perfectly Planned One-Room Apartment Boasting Inspiring Details

    Lavinia
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    Located on the third floor of a beautiful central building in Gothenburg, this delightful one room apartment was carefully planned for a maximized living experience. As we were looking through the listings on Alvhem, our attention was captivated by the bright color scheme and open plan of this extremely functional small home. White oiled oak parquet flooring, mirror doors, stylish stucco, cast iron elements and ledges of rock- all contribute to a diverse and captivating design scheme.This apartment may officially have only one room, but the bedroom alcove with spotlights and space for a…
  • Anchored in a Harsh Terrain in the Rocky Mountains: The River House

    Lavinia
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:57 am
    Located above a meandering river and surrounded by an overall scenic landscape, the River House by Suyama Peterson Deguchi was envisioned as a serene getaway embracing natural elements: “When approached from the street, the house is very understated and minimal. Upon entering the house through the conceptual front door (gate), one finds a rich sequence of spaces, bounded by concrete and plantings. Here, the division between inside and outside first becomes blurred”. This contemporary refuge in the Rocky Mountains, USA was especially developed for a retired couple and includes a…
  • Timber Slatted Mezzanine as Highlight for Code Black Cafe in Melbourne

    Lavinia
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:48 am
    Once a mechanics workshop in North Melbourne, Australia, this vibrant venue is currently known as Code Black Cafe, a place encouraging relaxation and interaction. The creative gathering point was envisioned by Australian interiors and architecture firm ZWEI and is described as a home away from home: “The space is a warm tonal interplay of existing spatial elements with natural light and various materials. Howard St encourages customers to sit, stay, play and work within the space by creating a seating zone that wraps around the new centrally positioned double height insertion.”The…
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  • 7 Strikingly Simple Workspaces

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    27 Aug 2015 | 11:56 am
    An Los Angeles art-lover and philanthropist built this tree house perched on a hill; the 172 square foot spaces features a desk and (on the opposite side) canyon vistas and views of downtown L. A. and the Getty Museum. Materials and craft play a significant role inside and out: the columns are Type 316 stainless steel – almost nautical grade. Floors and walls are walnut; windows are mahogany. Photo by Eric Staudenmaier.
  • 5 Houses Architects Designed For Themselves

    edelsonz@gmail.com
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:12 am
    Putting her architectural training to work, Anna Horne helped design a modular beachside getaway for her family outside Melbourne, Austrialia. “The patio was always part of the original design, as we knew we would be living inside and outside during the warmer months,” says Horne. “Keeping it covered also helps keep it dry and provides a feeling of containment.” The wicker swing chairs are from eBay, and the fabrics are from Ikea. Photo by Lisa Cohen .
  • Our House of the Week Is a Completely Transformed Prefab Near Melbourne

    Luke Hopping
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:27 am
    In a Melbourne suburb, a rundown 1850s cottage sat vacant on the market without buyer interest. Its worn and weathered appearance didn’t deter the property’s eventual owners, Agata and Chris Millington, from seeing the potential behind the dilapidated facade, though. Our readers enjoyed the story of this prefab cottage, which was built in Boston in the 1850s and subsequently shipped to Australia, where it recently underwent a significant restoration.
  • A Few of Our Favorite European Beach Houses

    wharrison
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:34 am
    Under no budget or time constraints, architect Ernesto Pereira designed this coastal abode in Vila do Conde, Portugal to be a "work of art."
  • Juhani Pallasmaa on Humane Cities, Monumental Architecture, and the Architect's Role in Society

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    27 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
    “We now have the technological and engineering means to construct structurally ridiculous buildings. Gothic cathedrals had to be genuinely ingenious constructions in their time; today, skyscrapers are often forced constructions that work totally against natural laws.” —Juhani Pallasmaa After more than 40 years of working in the field, Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa recently closed his independent practice. A prolific author, essayist, professor, critic, and former museum director, he’s since focused his creative energy on teaching and writing about architecture. We caught up…
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  • Brass Pendant Lamps by Futagami

    Katie
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:25 am
    Have you seen Futagami’s brass Pendant Lamps? Designed by Oji Masanori, each one has a perfect geometric shape that reflects a warm glow for just the right amount of richness. Choose between the Myojo faceted shade, the Hemisphere (shown above), the Cone, or the Star Shadow (not shown). Or, if you’ve got money to burn, choose several as a grouping above a dining table or island for a bigger statement. Crafted entirely by hand at the renowned Futagami foundry in Takaoka city. Includes pendant shade and canopy cup only. Maker: Futagami Designer: Oji Masanori Hemisphere Pendant Lamp,…
  • Blackline Furniture Collection

    Katie
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
    If you’re in the market for dark and minimal pieces, have I got a treat for you. Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. has recently expanded their collection to include a Bench, Low Table, and Step Stool. If the dark/black version doesn’t float your boat, you may also specify a bleached or natural finish as well. Traditional wood joinery sets the collection in the heirloom category, so it’ll last a lot longer than you (plan to note in your will which favorite kid/niece/nephew inherits which piece- happy thoughts, huh?). Each piece has a timeless, simple silhouette and…
  • Craftworker Cabinet

    Katie
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:46 am
    Let’s take a moment to geek out just a tiny bit over this Craftworker Cabinet. For $130, you get a wooden cabinet with flip-open doors along with a starter kit of 27 tools, from basic to professional. 27 tools, in a cabinet, that you can hang on a wall or tuck in a closet or under the bed. The set was first produced in 1919, and it shouldn’t be a surprise that it’s still one heck of a deal. Is there a better housewarming gift for someone’s first home? Nope. Size: 14.75h x 17.5w x 3.2″d Materials: Beech and birch wood, metal, plastic A slightly larger image above,…
  • Bambino Kids Set, Warm and Cool

    Katie
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:50 am
    Parents, can we discuss the silly plates and dishes on which you serve your children food? Maybe they like garish pink or blue, or the cartoon characters in colors that would make a discerning adult nauseous, but why not gently steer them towards something easier on the eyes? This tableware by Ekobo Home is still colorful, yet the color is of a softer, quieter variety. Made from bamboo, a renewable natural resource, each piece is dishwasher-safe, so you’ll not need to sacrifice an easy cleanup. The set has four pieces; a cup, a bowl, a deep plate and a spoon, just enough to cover the…
  • Waka Waka Cutting Boards

    Katie
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    I know just what you need: a couple of odd-shaped cutting boards. Right? They’ll be just the thing to add a little interest to your charcuterie and cheese spread, and they won’t hurt your wallet either. Choose between boards shaped like thought bubbles and baguettes, or a triangle and mirror-shape. Plus, just say ‘Waka Waka’ outloud- it’s Fozzie Bear! Materials: 3/4″ thick maple hardwood with mineral oil finish triangle: 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. small thought bubble: 7″ w x 10″ l (includes handle 1 1/2″ w x 3″ l) large thought…
 
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  • Wearable Planters: Jewelry for Green Thumbs

    Sylvie Greil
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    Want to carry your favorite plant close to your heart? Consider a 3D printed planter. 3D printing is everywhere these days. This emerging manufacturing technology shows what it’s capable of with these adorable wearable planters that range from necklaces and rings to little bike mounts. Your favorite tiny plants go wherever you go! Wearable Planters, a design studio in Atlanta, was launched in 2011 to get people to “appreciate nature a little more. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Floraform: Jewelry for the Future
  • In Flux: Origami-inspired Foldable Chairs, Stools, Bars

    Sylvie Greil
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
    Join the fold! "Rigid furniture is for rigid minds" say Dutch designers Douwe Jacobs and Tom Schouten. Their Flux Furniture is the nec plus ultra in functional, foldable furniture from Amsterdam. We first fell in love with their classic chair, but since discovered their whole range - from home bars to sculptural tablet towers to stools, coffee tables and lamps. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Into the Fold: Origami-Inspired Tailored Chair Upholstery Elegant Folding and Hanging Wall Chairs 7 Crafty New Chairs: Antique Techniques Make Unique Seats…
  • Collapsible Water Bottle Fits Right In Your Pocket

    Delana
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Disposable plastic drink bottles are a tremendous burden on the environment, a fact that has prompted plenty of folks to switch over to reusable water bottles. It's hard to remember to grab one every time you leave the house, though, so inventor Niki Singlaub created the Hydaway collapsible bottle. The Hydaway is a clever reusable water bottle that smushes down to a slim 1. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Hammock + Hot Tub = Remarkable Outdoor Relaxation Sh*t Box Provides Portable, Disposable Toilet Solution UNbrella? Compact Tube Turns…
  • CATable: Modern Modular Wooden Furniture for Cats

    Stephanie
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If a peekaboo desk with compartments made just for your cat to lounge while you’re working isn’t quite expansive enough for your furry companion, perhaps the CATable 2.0 will do the trick. Cats always seem to want to plant themselves right on top of keyboards, paperwork and anything else that’s competing for our attention, not to mention climbing into luggage, cardboard boxes and any other cozy compartments they can manage to infiltrate, and this furniture set satisfies both instincts. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Branch to Bark:…
  • Sky Swimming: Glass-Bottomed Pool Bridges Apartment Buildings

    Stephanie
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am
    Residents of a new apartment complex in South London will be able to swim from one building to the next, ten stories in the air, with uninterrupted views of the surrounding city. The glass-bottomed swimming pool suspended between two towers is billed as a ‘world’s first,’ spanning 90 feet without any visible structural supports. Looking up from ground level, the pool resembles something of a human-sized aquarium, with swimmers visible to passersby from virtually all angles. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Outdoor-Lover’s Paradise: Perfect…
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  • New on the New Blog: Mirror, Mirror

    Linda Merrill
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:02 pm
    design by Renea AbbotI’ve always loved the idea of a mirrored wall, but so often they are done very poorly or don’t really work in the space. It’s all about using mirrors in design that’s inspiring me this week.Read more here. If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • New on the New Blog: The Problem with Technology and Picking Paint Colors

    Linda Merrill
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Interior decorating is more and more becoming a technology based process. And this is all good when it comes to searching for resources (or designers!) that may not be right in our own back yards. But, there is a real problem with technology and picking paint colors. It just shouldn’t be left to computer screens, iPhone apps or even the pages of a magazine. In other words, if you see a color you love, don’t assume it will look at all in person how it looks in the image.READ MORE HERE If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • New on the New Blog! Bathtubs: Which Do You Prefer?

    Linda Merrill
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    Click here to read more! If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • New on the New Blog! See how Black & White Is Inspiring Me This Week

    Linda Merrill
    15 Aug 2015 | 10:49 am
    READ THE POST HERE. If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • New on the New Blog! What's Inspiring Me This Week

    Linda Merrill
    10 Aug 2015 | 1:27 pm
    A couple of weeks ago I started a new series entitled "Interior Design that's inspiring me this week". I have two posts up so far.Read them here. If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
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  • 9 Eye Catching Vintage Furniture & Decor at Roberta e Basta Milan

    Carmen Natschke
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:55 am
    Earlier this month I shared one of Roberta Tagliavini’s Art Deco and Antique shops, today I am delighted to share another. This second eponymous shop, located in Milan’s Brera design district, is filled with gorgeous Italian and European vintage decor and furniture from the 1960s through 1980s. 00000The post 9 Eye Catching Vintage Furniture & Decor at Roberta e Basta Milan appeared first on The Decorating Diva.
  • Art Deco & Vintage Design Style at Roberta e Basta Milan

    Carmen Natschke
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:40 am
    Roberta Tagliavini’s eponymous antiquariato on via Fiori Chiari in the heart of the Brera Design District in Milan, was one of the several antique and vintage shops we had the pleasure of exploring on our Antiques Diva  shopping tour led by the firm’s CEO Toma Clark Haines. As eclectic and fashionable as its namesake, the Roberta e Basta shop caters to high-end luxury buyers ... Read MoreThe post Art Deco & Vintage Design Style at Roberta e Basta Milan appeared first on The Decorating Diva.
 
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  • Las Vegas, Here We Come!

    Julia-Chicago
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    It has truly been a whirlwind summer! It’s hard to believe it is almost August and we are on to the Las Vegas Market beginning this weekend. Attending the summer markets in Dallas and Atlanta and finally introducing my collection with Global Views to the world has been an incredible experience. It has been a year in the making and I can’t tell you my excitement to share it with y’all. LOVE my designer gal pals Denise McGaha and Marlaina Teich sharing a giggle at the Hampton Designer Showhouse with my Chartreuse Bella Grapes! It is just the tip of the iceberg! The greater…
  • We’re Back!

    Emily-Dallas
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    Hello fellow Dallasites! Haven’t forgotten about us have you? We apologize for such a long overdue post, but never fear, because we have SO much exciting news to share with you all about what’s been happening with EJ Interiors! We have been busy, busy, busy these last few months focusing on our design projects and trying not to melt in this Texas heat! EJ Interiors has been fortunate enough to be featured in numerous press articles in recent months! We are so excited to see our hard work showcased this summer in a few different publications and ecstatic to finally be able to…
  • Modus Furniture + New Crossroads Collection for Las Vegas Market

    Jill-LA
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:45 am
    Las Vegas Summer Market kicks off this week and local Los Angeles based furniture manufacturer Modus Furniture will be debuting it’s new expanded Crossroads Collection. The line was designed to be an interchangeable collection of dining chairs and tables with a casual comfort feel drawing from contemporary, rustic, modern, and traditional elements. (more…)
  • Wine and Jazz with the Los Angeles Jazz Society

    Jill-LA
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Last weekend I got to attend a summer evening wine and jazz event hosted by the Los Angeles Jazz Society. The event took place at a private home with a resort like backyard of lush landscaping. There was poolside live music and nine California wineries participated in providing tastings. My friend Allan and I enjoyed an evening of food, wine tasting, and live music. Photos by Allan Dallatorre
  • Spotlight on Lighting: Lamps Plus

    Jill-LA
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    A friend of mine was recently interested in upgrading his pendant lighting in his rental, a dining room area that needed better quality of lighting. He was intrigued with the idea of a drum shade pendant. Thanks to my friends at Lamps Plus, they were able to help out with just the right fixture. Given a few options, he chose the Possini Euro Drum Pendant in white. The 20″ diameter size was perfect for his round dining table and the white shade provides added clear white lighting that the space needs. The same fixture also comes in a bronze color.   The best part? The pendant was an…
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    Remodelista

  • LA-Style Dining in London, Sunshine Included

    Christine Chang Hanway
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Inspired by California beach cafes, Alexander Evangelou and James Waterworth of London design firm Alexander Waterworth Interiors bring their own brand of microclimate design Hally’s, a new deli in Parsons Green, in the heart of southwest London.  Photography by Helen Cathcart.  Above: Yellow Tolix stools set the beach tone in the main room, where they're paired with whitewashed bricks and a bar built from limed scaffolding boards. Above: The Carrara marble countertop is framed with wood. Above: Bright colors mixed with pastels exude a Southern Californian vibe.
  • Architectural Elements: Sliding Barn Doors

    Janet Hall
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    A celebration of a Remodelista favorite: traditional sliding barn doors artfully used in interiors. Whether they're new or reclaimed, barn doors lend their rustic, practical sensibility to a space. They save room but are not tucked away like pocket doors, making a virtue out of their rugged beams and industrious hardware. N.B.: See our post on Hardware: Barn Door Fittings for door hanging options. Above: A San Francisco entryway by Feldman Architecture. Above: In New York, a black sliding barn door in the entry hall of a TriBeCa loft by Schappacher White Architects. Photograph by Jason…
  • Remodeling 101: Butcher Block Countertops

    Janet Hall
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Warm and accommodating, butcher block is an affordable countertop material with a lot going for it. Maintain it regularly and your butcher block will reward you by aging gracefully. But without proper upkeep, it can dull and crack. Is it the right material for you and your kitchen? Read our butcher block counter primer to find out. Above: A butcher block countertop in a British Standard Cupboard Kitchen by Plain English.  What is butcher block? Butcher block is made from straight cuts of wood glued together into thick slabs that provide a particularly sturdy and stable work surface in a…
  • Enter to Win: $1,000 Gift Card from Coyuchi

    Remodelista Team
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    Are your bed and bath linens everything you've ever hoped for? We didn't think so. Here's the good news: Sustainable home linens brand Coyuchi is giving away a $1,000 gift card to one lucky Remodelista reader for a linens refresh. To enter, sign up for emails from Coyuchi and Remodelista by entering your email address in the box at the bottom of this post by Wednesday, September 10. The winner will be chosen at random and notified by email by September 12. See Official Rules for details.  If you're a Remodelista regular, you'll know of our fondness for Coyuchi. (Click to browse some of…
  • 10 Favorites: Hanging Beds (Plus a $350 DIY Project)

    Christine Chang Hanway
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    In the lazy heat of summer, nothing feels better than a gentle nap taken on a hanging bed; all the better when there's a breeze included. Here are 10 favorites.  Above: A rustic bedframe offsets the floaty white decor. Photograph via VTWonen. Above: For a holiday at home, ceiling fans, an outdoor fireplace, and a daybed suspended from the ceiling all play a part in creating a holiday vibe in this poolside cabana. See Holiday at Home: Charleston Edition and take a look at the pool. Above: Canadian architect John McMinn's children enjoy the family "nap swing." Photograph by Lorne…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • 5 Under-The-Radar NYC Must-Sees for Design Lovers

    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Pin it Ask anyone what to do in NYC and you'll get a comprehensive list of famous museums, events and restaurants. But what if you want to spend a day away from the crowds and go off-guidebook for a while? Try these lesser known sites and activities to get even more New York flavor. READ MORE »
  • Before & After: A Powder Room Wins the Race

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Pin it Deirdre's powder room needed a punch of color and a little style upgrade. This Charleston resident decided to go with a horse racing theme and a jewel-toned wallpaper that, when paired with the glossy beadboard, makes the space. READ MORE »
  • 10 Gender-Neutral Nurseries & Kids' Rooms from Our Tours

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Raegan's Organic Modern Nursery Pin it Target recently announced they'll be removing the "girls" and "boys" labels from their toy aisles, and as a girl who preferred Ninja Turtles to Barbies and blue to pink, I couldn't be happier. For all those who share my sentiments (or for those whose kids share a room or who want decor that's easier to transition), here's a round-up of gender-neutral nurseries and kids' rooms from our archives. READ MORE »
  • USPS Debuts Charlie Brown Christmas Stamps on October 1 — Design News

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    Pin it We know it's a little early to start thinking about Christmas cards, but Charlie Brown fans should mark their calendars. On October 1, the US Postal Service is unveiling ten stamps featuring stills from the 1965 TV classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas. READ MORE »
  • Getting Rid of the Fugitive Filth I Was Harboring in my Kitchen

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    Pin it Kate's West Village Charm This weekend, in a search of a lost item, I ventured into the no-man's land of one particular area of my kitchen and was aghast at what I found there. Even though it's a little-seen area, that doesn't make it any better in terms of the dust accumulation and the total ick-factor I experienced when I realized what kind of filth I had been harboring. READ MORE »
 
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Design Public Guide: The Best Homework Desks

    Becky
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    It’s that time of year, time to get ready for those homework assignments and special projects. Whether you’ve got a youngster who hasn’t had to struggle over math problems until this school year or a teenager who has to balance those chemistry equations you don’t remember how to help with, you can give some assistance by getting a nice organized workspace set up. It all starts with a good base — a desk with enough surface to spread out books, a computer and paper to do work. Here are seven great options.    Blu Dot Desk 51. While this desk comes in ivory/gray,…
  • Instagrammers We Love to Follow

    Becky
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    I have to admit it, while Design Public was quick to hop on Facebook, tweet tweet tweet and Pin away early on, we arrived really late to the Instagram party! But it’s probably a good thing, or else we never would have had any time to get any other work done. Instagram is so much fun to play on that we have to drag ourselves off the app. At bedtime, I tell myself I’m going to just check in for five minutes and then realize an hour has passed, which is probably why I feel like a zombie most mornings. We’re still experimenting with what kind of posts you’d like to see…
  • Brand Spotlight: Get to Know TrueModern

    DesignPublic.com
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    Do you know TrueModern? If not, it’s a greet time to get acquainted. We are happy to announce that for the first time ever in TrueModern’s history, we are launching a fantastic sale. Take 20%  off all of TrueModern upholstered pieces from August 17 through September 17 2015. Julia and Edgar Blazona have combined experience of working for Williams-Sonoma, Target, Pottery Barn, and West Elm before branching out with their own brand, TrueModern. You’ll love their stylish, comfortable, pet and kid-friendly sofas, chairs and ottomans, and they’ll be a big part of your…
  • Good Brand to Know: Tempaper Temporary Wallpapers

    DesignPublic.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    Are you afraid to commit to a wallpaper? This post is coming to you from someone who leaves wallpaper samples thumb-tacked to her walls for years without ever even calling that great wallpaper hanger a designer friend recommended, so trust me, I completely relate. That’s why Tempaper is so brilliant. Their selections are self-adhesive and totally temporary. So long as your walls are nice and smooth (they recommend that your surfaces that have been painted with a satin or semi-gloss finish paint, not flat for the best results), you can simply peel and stick this self-adhesive temporary…
  • Don’t Miss the Gus Modern Summer Sale!

    DesignPublic.com
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Buying a new sofa is a big deal. It’s one of those big purchases that you hem and haw over and save up your money for. Don’t miss this chance to save 20% on Gus*Modern’s upholstered pieces. There is a range of beautiful styles, fabrics and colors. Also while you’re shopping, why not pick up a chair or two, and/or an upholstered ottoman? The sale is on until August 16, 2015, so you’ll have plenty of time to hem. And haw. Then decide.   The Margo Sofa is a beautiful new classic with French flair. And deep jewel-toned blue is the new neutral. Upholstered in…
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    Home Design Find

  • Singapore Colonial Conceals Modernised Minimalism

    Susan Kraemer
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    A surprisingly light-filled townhouse is squeezed out beyond a traditional colonial facade by noted Singapore architects ONG&ONG. The sullen earthy moss-colored trim is redolent of the dampness prevalent in urban Singapore’s moist and warm climate. Within the narrow space, the only option for light will be from above. The architects use a central light well to flood the new interior with light. This double-height atrium in the central space gives the illusion of larger spaces. All the rooms look out towards this central source of light and air. To maximize use of the space, the…
  • Magnificent Achitectural Beauty a Window into Geologic Time in Arizona

    Susan Kraemer
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    An utterly sleek and perfectionist place is crafted by Wendell Burnette Architects in the timeless Arizona desert. The plinth was cast in place with one material throughout. The architects intended that “a wall, a floor, a ramp, a step, or a bench could be experienced as part of one contiguous stone.” By working the surfaces of the plinth “in order to reveal the composite qualities of the material, sand, conglomerate gravel, pebbles, broken stone, in a cement matrix.” Fire, set within an arid stone environment, is used as a feature. The local hard aggregate cast stone…
  • White and Natural Concrete for a Unique Extended Family Home in Singapore

    Susan Kraemer
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    From the street, industrial concrete with wild grasses growing out of the ledges intriguingly suggests an overgrown ruin that has been taken over by wilderness. Formwerkz Architects completely rebuilt an older semi-detached house creating light, spaciousness and privacy for a large extended family in Singapore despite towering neighbors next door. Inside, wide open clean white space easily accommodates the large extended family, which has lived on this street for forty years. The site had housed the multi-generational family but needed to be completely redesigned to meet their changing needs.
  • Huge White Frames Modulate Light Within the Cosmic House

    Susan Kraemer
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    The strange overlapping layers that define this unusual “Cosmic House” by Fukuyama-based UID Architects are integral to the design. A mixture of enclosed and open spaces across two levels create an intimate relationship with daily and seasonal changes. Open and closed rectangles define an ongoing series of ever-shifting spaces. The effect can be almost symphonic. Here, a high frame centered over two lower ones creates a long skylight. Within another series of frames, a living room steps down from a higher garden courtyard. The shapes form terraces that extend inside and living…
  • Magical Site for Stone Minimalism on the Rio Coast

    Susan Kraemer
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    It’s not often that an architect gets to choose the perfect site as part of the design process. Given just that opportunity, the Brazilian firm Studio Arthur Casas Chose this idyllic place between the mountain and the ocean in Rio de Janeiro to site a home for an old friend. Set in Rio’s almost fairy-tale landscape, Casa AL was clad in traditional plaster and local stone. The architect was sure he could design to take full advantage of the views despite the very steep site. The view is just breathtaking, so the architect aligned all the living areas to make the most of that. So…
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    Bloesem

  • Looking closer

    Bloesem
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Recently artist and graphic designer Silke Bonde released her latest watercolour collection "Looking Closer", an extension of her "Blue Water" collection. As already huge fans of watercolour, we immediately took to her collection and you can't deny it's beauty when you see so many instagrammers across the world style pieces of the collection in their gorgeous homes. Silke herself has a top notch home and we love seeing how she styles her own work within the space. The lines and texture in this series has this calming effect and it's simply perfection! Her…
  • 8 offices to inspire

    Bloesem
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:51 pm
    No. 1 Sometimes you just need a fresh start, or a space clean up/makeover.. just a little change to pump yourself up and get inspired and that's exactly what has happened in the Bloesem studio recently and of course we will share images very soon! But for now.. here at 10 offices we've pinned. A clear space is always a better place for thinking and working in, so get the clutter out and put in just some beautiful accessories or some trinkets on a shelf.. No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 .. Bloesem on pinterest
  • Shades of white

    Bloesem
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:26 am
    Starting with the basics and working your way up is always a great way to go about doing things, whether it's styling, decorating a home or even doing a project. What's more basic than a white canvas, a plain fresh start. You can hardly go wrong if you keep it simple. Sara Medina Lind is a Swedish-based art director and photographer and with the use of a lot of white and some soft tones, her images always come out so soft (not literally but you know what we mean).   Styling for images 2 & 4 by Pella Hedeby and Marie Ramse.Photography by Sara Medina Lind. .. Sara Medina Lind
  • Vonnegut Kraft

    Bloesem
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:48 am
    We always love starting our week with some fresh eye candy and who better to help us with that than Vonnegut Kraft. Brooklyn-based duo, Katrina Vonnegut and Brian Kraft strike the perfect balance between contemporary technological manufacturing and a tradition of hand-made craftsmanship with their range of furniture and lighting.  How gorgeous is the colour combination of the crescent lounge? Lying on it would definitely chase our Monday blues away. Happy Monday everyone! .. Vonnegut Kraft
  • Link love

    Bloesem
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:17 pm
    This table cloth..   Etching wood is such a beautiful technique. These fancy button clips.. 10 DIYs to try this weekend. It's amazing how polished DIYs are getting, remember when they were all tape and glue and the end product only lasted a few days?  Wouldn't have expected a cage for your bun to look so good.  Play on textures and colours. Packaging love: Chocolate fish rebranding A gorgeous home in Berlin.  We announced a special project we are really excited to be working on! Hotel Henriette in Paris looks like the perfect getaway.. every room has it's own unique decor.
 
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    2Modern Blog

  • Sydney Opera House Buys Le Corbusier Tapestry from Estate of Jørn Utzon

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    In one of the more fitting acquisitions in recent auction history, the Sydney Opera House has purchased a 1960 tapestry by Le Corbusier, a work specifically created for the Opera House, but which was never installed. The tapestry, Les Dés Sont Jetés (The Dice Are Cast), was personally commissioned by Jørn Utzon, the Opera House’s architect, who abandoned his hard-won architectural commission after internal wrangling left him disconsolate. Utzon returned to his native Denmark, absent from the Opera House’s official opening in 1973, and absent from Australian shores…
  • Minimalist Long Island Beach House by John Pawson

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:02 pm
    British architect John Pawson, one of the major proponents of minimalist contemporary architecture, has designed a beach house in Montauk, New York, that bears the geometric forms and lack of ornamentation for which Pawson is famous. Montauk House is also distinguished by its exterior cladding, a stucco-like material known as render—which marks a clear shift away from the silvery cedar shingle homes that define the architectural vernacular of eastern Long Island. Pawson himself describes his material choice as one that “reinforces the intimacy of the relationship between…
  • TrueModern Sale: Save 20% on Modern Sofas, Sectionals, & Contemporary Beds

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Beginning today, and in effect for a limited time only, all modern furniture by TrueModern is on sale at a 20% reduction. Founded in 2005, TrueModern has staked its reputation on elegant, Mid-Century inspired contemporary sofas, modern sectional sofas, upholstered beds, and lounge chairs that remain accessibly priced for the modern design enthusiast. Clean forms, visual clarity, and material comfort distinguish the TrueModern range, and now through September 17th, all upholstered furniture models, including the best selling Dane, Luna and Jackson collections, have been temporary reduced…
  • Paperless Post Introduces Alexander Girard Digital Stationery

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:07 pm
    As if we weren’t happy enough with Paperless Post’s partnership with Marimekko, the digital stationery company has now added Alexander Girard’s Mid-Century graphic motifs, textiles patterns and typographic compositions to its range of online invitation and greeting card choices. A collaboration with Girard Studio—the family-run enterprise that acts as official gatekeeper of the designer’s legacy, the Alexander Girard Collection comprises a suite of 24 Girard illustrations, including some of his most familiar textile motifs, created for Herman Miller, and long…
  • Giant Ballerina by Street Artist JR Rises Above Manhattan

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:43 am
    French street artist JR is bringing ballet to the common man—more or less. His latest photographic project features New York City Ballet dancer, Lauren Lovette, whose airborne form plasters the side of a building in Manhattan’s TriBeca neighborhood, rising 75 feet skyward. The artist’s characteristically outsized image, which was painstakingly pasted onto the building by JR and his team just this past week (with a little help from the photo’s subject herself), replicates a promotional still from the 2014 documentary film Les Bosquets, a collaboration with the NYC…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Bring Your Lawn and Garden Into Balance: How to Measure and Correct Soil pH

    Michael Landfair
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Since the Neolithic Revolution, which occurred 10,000 years ago or so, human beings have been struggling to help plants grow. Sometimes, this has led to a bountiful harvest. Other times, there has been terrible drought. Even with 10,000 years of experience under our belt, humanity has had a difficult time in farming and gardening. This is largely because there are so many factors interacting at the same time.Plants require water, sunlight and food – typically in the form of nitrogen. But they require these three elements in precisely balanced quantities, usually formulated by the plant’s…
  • Rammed Earth: Affordable, and Relatively Unknown

    Michael Landfair
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    Back in 2009, I wrote a piece about my discovery of construction using Rammed Earth. James White has re-visited the topic in Rammed Earth: Affordable, and Relatively Unknown.They are comprised not of stone or brick, but of a material called rammed earth. Considering that both structures have been standing for well over 1,000 years, doesn't this process deserve a second look?Rammed earth is created when clay-rich soil is mixed with lots of water and a natural construction stabilizer. In ancient times, stabilizers often included animal blood, urine, bitumen and even certain plant…
  • 5 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets for Home Décor

    Michael Landfair
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    If you’re looking for a unique way to add personal touches to your home décor, look no further than your garage. Many people have a décor gem stored there: pallets. Wood pallets are incredibly versatile and can lend a hand in projects that are DIY-friendly but look professionally done. Upcycling a wood pallet – or using it for something new – is a great way to recycle used materials. Here are five creative ways to upcycle pallets for your home décor: 1.    Book ShelfIt seems like there’s never enough space for book lovers to store all their favorite reads. Pallet…
  • Home Décor Portland Oregon

    Michael Landfair
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    The Irwin Real Estate Group (IREG) at Keller Williams Realty Sunset Corridor, has a blog that today gives us a peak at Home Decor for 2016 from a Chinese perspective."Each year as we view the old year in our rearview mirror, we anticipate the start of the new year. What will 2016 bring for home décor Portland Oregon?"Just like fashion designs and hair styles, home décor trends are constantly changing and evolving. Each new season brings a new must-have feature for your home, new colors and new materials. In order to keep your Portland home looking fresh and chic, what are the hot trends…
  • The tabletop as art display space: Ceramic mosaic tops by Furthur

    Michael Landfair
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:29 pm
    The LA Times today reports that for some time "...tables with ceramic-tiled tops have often been relegated to patio and pool areas — strictly outdoors.But that's changing, says Michelle Arias, who, with her husband, Raymond, opened Furthur on Sunset Boulevard 20 years ago. Tables adorned with 4-by-4-inch Mexican azulejos (ceramic wall tiles) are now in-home worthy because the quality of the tiles that she gets in Dolores Hidalgo, about a 40-minute drive north from San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico, has so vastly improved.Azulejos can be traced to Moorish influences in the Iberian…
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    COTE DE TEXAS

  • ENTER THE NEW COTE DE TEXAS GIVEAWAY - WORTH $1500!!

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:27 am
    Everyone knows how much I love curtains – and - how much I think they add to an interior.  Over the years, I have designed many curtains for clients and I always used the Antique Drapery Company for the hardware – the rods, rings, and everything else that was needed to install curtains.   So, I was thrilled when ADR offered to give Cote de Texas readers $15,000. in 10 giveaways!!  We’ve already had two giveaways – and today, is the third $1,500. gift certificate giveaway.ADR manufacturers drapery hardware in all different styles, finishes, and sizes.Be sure to look…
  • Beautiful Design & Other News

    20 Aug 2015 | 2:04 am
      I wasn’t going to show another Houston designer so soon, but it makes sense because of the connection between Ashley Goforth and her former employer, Shabby Slip’s Renea Abbott.  Ashley worked for Renea for a few years and you can see how much she learned from the master. Because Renea is THE MASTER.  Oh my gawd.  No one gets it so right like Renea.   She has an incomparable eye for choosing gorgeous antiques for her clients and her shop.   She refined the art of slip covers over 20 years ago and today – her slips are more like works of…
 
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    go hamptons

  • Urban Explorers Journey Into the Ruins of Long Island

    twenzel
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:21 am
    My latest NY Times article, Urban Explorers Journey Into the Ruins of Long Island, was published on July 23rd, 2015. Besides the article, they also published a couple of my own photos, which is a first for me! Urban exploration, aka #urbex, is a hobby of mine for as long as I can remember: the trespassing into abandoned spaces to experience its vibe usually for the sole purpose of photography – at least in my case. I was happy with the way the article was edited, however, they wouldn’t let me mention the trespassing element, though unfortunately these abandoned places still do…
  • Nick & Toni’s Brunch

    twenzel
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:12 pm
    My little family treated ourselves last week to a lovely brunch at this East Hampton destination. I have to say, it was so good that I can’t wait to go back. I hadn’t been in years because we had the most banal but epically expensive dinner there about a decade ago and never bothered again. So I’m thrilled that we did!
  • To QR Code or Not To QR Code (And How To Make One)

    twenzel
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    So where do these squiggly designed cubes come from? They were originally designed for the automotive industry in Japan so that consumers could easily get more information beyond what the marketing people were trying to convey through packaging. It was a form of the barcode so that if a consumer sees the QR code, it would be super easy for them  to whip out their mobile phone and scan the code to gain access to that info. It comes in handy for coupons, downloadable info and lots of other marketing tools. Some of the big QR code generators are Kaywa, GOQR.me, Visualead, and QR…
  • The Great Blizzard of 2015

    twenzel
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    So it seems that here on the East End, we got hammered much more than the epic over-reactions of what NYC expected. I have to admit, I loathe the winter months. I hate everything about being cold, and the shoveling – don’t get me started. I had gotten worried that my car, which we dug out yesterday during our snow-day, was going to be buried this morning. And it was. Literally. The plows which finally showed up some time in the night after midnight (when I went to bed), had made it to our street in Springs. They had never taken so long, but I realize it’s a difficult job and…
  • Social Media and The East End

    twenzel
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    As the holidays have more than crept up on us, I wanted to bring up social media. You see, social media is not so much about selling a product or promoting a service, it’s more about engagement, getting to know your community. And in doing so, you may pick up a prospect along the way. I don’t really believe in the 10% business/90% social commentary on venues like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram etc. It’s more like: just be yourself. If you want to sell, then sell. If you want to post kitten videos, go for it. But one thing that can’t be ignored. It boosts your…
 
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    The Finishing Touch

  • What is The Best Window Treatment for French Doors?

    Abigail Sawyer
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Q: What is the best window treatment for french doors? – Marcia C. A: I love Plantation shutters done on French doors. They both look stunning, and being framed in and attached to the actual the door, will not sway back and forth making noise when the door is opened. That said, if you’re on a budget, a wonderful cellular shade done with the cordless option and hold down brackets does a great job at covering a French door as well! – Blinds.com Designer Christian Quinn Have More Questions? Send them to us on Twitter @BlindsDotCom or if you’d like designer help directly…
  • Blinds.Comicon and Bring Your Kid to Work Day Extravaganza!

    Phoebe Pinder
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    Last Friday Blinds.com hosted it’s first Comicon + Bring Your Kid to Work Day event. Our office was decked out with decorations and our employees and their kids were dressed up head to toe, making the Blinds.complex  look like a scene straight out of a comic book. The snacks were good, the games were fun, and the laughs were loud, making this day a huge success! Blinds.com Careers Page Complete Facebook Album Prep for the big day: The night before the event our culture committee stayed late setting up our fabulous photo booth, and strategically placing BAM signs around the office to…
  • Masterfully Mismatched Curtains

    Phoebe Pinder
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
    A surprising trend we’re seeing in the decor world is mismatched curtains. Don’t let the word “mismatched” scare you off! A tasteful look can be achieved with strategically contrasting patterns. Pick one print and pair with several matching solids. How pretty is this turquoise and orchid combo. Via: Pinterest Choose two prints of a similar scale + era. We love this bold 70s vibe. Via: Apartment Therapy Alternate patterns. These traditional patterns aren’t edgy at all but add just the offbeat touch this space needs. Via: Apartment Therapy Via: Pinterest…
  • Finding Safer Window Treatments for Kids – Take the Quiz!

    Abigail Sawyer
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Making your home safer for children + pets is one of the most important steps  to consider when starting a family.  And to stay true to the Blinds.com core values, we have made choosing the best types of window treatments for your home surprisingly easy and exciting with our very own Cord-Free Solution Quiz! Now that you have taken the quiz and have a better idea of what you are looking for, I wanted to share a few of my top product choices from each category. Cordless Blackout Cell Shades The Levolor Accordia 9/16″ Single Cell Room Darkening Cell Shade is my pick for this category.
  • How to Create a Migraine Sanctuary with Blackout Shades

    Abigail Sawyer
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    We’ve got a new blog that we can’t stop reading – How Does She. Three moms are sharing tips and tricks to answer the question – “how does she?”…balance being a mom, having a job, being healthy, having beautiful home, and so much more. We were thrilled to be able to help one of How Does She’s authors, Alison, find window coverings that truly have the power to change her life and health. Did you know Blackout Shades are a natural way to relieve migraine symptoms? Find out how! Ultimate Blackout Shades Create a Migraine Sanctuary Alison is a mom,…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Digital To-Do Lists VS. Paper-Which is better?

    The Office Stylist
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Between smart phones and now smart watches, every thing in our life is leaning towards a digital only kind of life. While I LOVE and can’t live without technology, I still find that I can’t live without old faithful paper and pens. Especially when it comes to my to-do lists, ideas, notes and plans. There is something about writing things down that feels better than just typing them away into my phone. There is nothing like a great notebook and smooth writing pen to keep things together. It makes me feel old-fashioned even though I’m only in my twenties but allow me to…
  • Design Wars: How to decorate as a couple (or business partners!)

    The Office Stylist
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. The fun of decorating your home or office can sometimes turn into something you dread-when it comes to decorating with your partner/spouse. Let’s be honest, you don’t agree on EVERYTHING and if you did, that would be kind of weird. You have different tastes and a lot of times, that includes the house or if it’s your business partner, the office. I’m not going to sit here and pretend…
  • Inside LA’s Most Stylish Co-Working Space {Office Tour}

    The Office Stylist
    5 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    After so many people said “I wish I worked there!” when seeing pics of my old office, my business partner and I knew we had to do something about it. And that’s how WORK. was born. It’s a space for people who want to get work done, work in a beautiful space and have fancy amenities as well. Let’s not forget, it makes you look really good too. EVERY single person who walks into this space (all our members clients too) stops in their tracks and goes “WOW.” I’ve been featuring different pieces of the full makeover and now the office is ready for…
  • Get Inspired While you Work with Inspirational Office Supplies

    The Office Stylist
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Buying new school supplies every August was something I always looked forward too and now that I’m an adult I do the same thing but for my office. Around back to school time is when a lot of cute notebooks pop up so I always take advantage and go a little crazy haha. I LOVE the new line from Sadie Robertson (from the hilarious show Duck Dynasty) because she focuses on staying inspired. She started the line so that teens could feel more inspired and positive but I think it’s just as necessary for adults. I dropped by my local Hobby Lobby to pickup a cute notebook and some much…
  • Turn your rug into Art-Custom framing from Aaron Brothers REVIEW

    The Office Stylist
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    I recently had the pleasure of trying out the custom framing process at Aaron Brothers. I’ve had art framed before and by framed I mean I’ve gone to a store and bought a frame or where I purchased the art online framed the print for me. What I haven’t done is actually gone in, worked with a rep and hand selected frame options for a piece. Side note, how cool are all the white frames on the wall? Would love to do something like that in a room in my house-perfect accent wall/art. I started off with a rug that was shipped in from overseas, a really unique and interesting piece…
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Time to Give Up Coffee

    23 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    I'm ready to start my anual removal of coffee from my diet. I've found this new tea called Matcha. I can't wait to give it a try. The landscape is so beautiful and Zen in this video - it must be good - right?I'll check back and let you know how it is going. Namaste!
  • Bridget Beari Picks on 1stdibs

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    Bridget Beari's Top Picks from 1stdibs for the week of July 27thCheck out these incredible pieces. I'm planning design scheme with them already.                                              Jean Claude Mahey 1970's lacquered chest A high gloss navy chest with gold stripes - divine! Pair of Jansen BergeresCarmel velvet Bergere chairs with twisted feet. Italian Brass Chandelier Twisted and swirls brass pendantVintage Spanish Rug Hand woven wool in…
  • Looking Back at Cat Rock Mountain

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    One of my favorite projects was a mountain house outside Charlottesville on Cat Rock Mountain. I stumbled across some photos on Pinterest and it reminded me how much I loved that house. The perfect blend of causal and livable design and lifestyle. We sourced some wonderful antiques for this home. The search is what makes it so much fun. The architect was Bob Steele of BOB Architecture in Richmond, Virginia. If only it had some Bridget Beari Colors on the wall and it would be perfect but alas that was not invented at this time.  I did have wallpaper in some of the rooms and…
  • Time for a New Car?

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:07 am
    Where have I been? Little did I know that my favorite Dutch interior designer has been collaborating with Range Rover since 2006. It must not be a sales pitch in Virginia but it would have sold me.Not only was I lucky enough to meet this handsome man last Spring but I was able to tour one of his new apartments in New York. It was a true inspiration and pleasure. Thank you to Dominic Lepere for the invitation. I'm sure the styling is to perfection as all his interiors are clean and without fuss. He is master of organically simple and thoughtful design. He helped in the redesign of…
  • Bridget Beari's Top 5 Rules for Furniture Arrangement

    28 Jun 2015 | 4:26 am
    When designing a room and arranging the furniture, there are some stand by rules that apply. Although sometimes the most interesting rooms are the ones that refuse to be confined. I like to start with these 5 principles and then work from there. 1. Define A Focal PointIn this room the primary focal point is the fireplace. The furniture is placed parallel to this wall. Floating away from the window wall and the 2 klismos chairs floating across from the sofa. 2. Remember the Traffic FlowEven in a small room the furniture most not block your everyday walk through of the room.
 
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  • Malibu Home Renovation Video – Kitchen In Progress

    Coco
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Kitchen update video on our remodel below!  I know updates have been far and few between on our Malibu home renovation project because....drum roll please....we moved in!  Wooohooo.  We did it.  My...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/Xgh9rv3xT4I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Curved Sofas

    Coco
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    I can’t seem to get away from curved sofas these days.  They are in magazines, on websites, in stores, they are EVERYWHERE!! TE and I are on a major sofa or sectional hunt for our home in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Eclectic California Bungalow Design

    Coco
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:14 am
    Very cute small home. This design from Chris Barrett Design works. This Santa Monica house was built in the 1940s an recently remodeled for a modern day family. White clean and fresh with a smart use...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/zA-Hj61QxJA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • 15 Yellow Home Design Ideas

    COCOCOZY
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    I started this post about yellow home design ideas a few weeks ago. Just yesterday though, fab COCOCOZY assistant NG and I were at the office working and she said to me “Why yellow?”. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Leather Cabinet Hardware – Handles, Knobs & Pulls

    COCOCOZY
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:14 am
    Okay...I haven't posted in awhile about our Malibu home renovation project.  We have been busy moving in while our house is still under construction.  For those of you who are not caught up... The...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/YTPvReQPdN4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
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  • Are You One of the Curious?

    DesignSuccessU
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    by Drue Lawlor Director of Coaching at DSU As I’ve previously shared, asking questions is the key to being a successful leader. Asking questions is often the key to building and keeping a strong team as well as identifying and acquiring your ideal clients. Yet too often we are so busy “telling” that we forget about “asking” — and then, of course, [...] The post Are You One of the Curious? appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
  • Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

    DesignSuccessU
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:22 am
    By Gail Doby, ASID Toyota’s ability to solve its own problems is due to asking the question “Why?” five times to dig down and discover the root cause of problems. Have you done this in your business? Most of the problems we have in our business can be solved by ourselves if we ask ourselves the tough questions. Here is an example [...] The post Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
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  • Design Crush :: Maggie Pierson Design

    Cristin
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Comfortable sophistication. That’s what homeowner, jewelry designer, and founder of Dogeared Jewelry, Marcia Maizel-Clarke was seeking when re-designing her Malibu, California home. She hired interior designer and friend, Maggie Pierson to execute her vision of an inviting home that flowed and was well suited for entertaining. The result, as featured in MyDomaine is light & airy, approachable & open, and chic & relaxed. Love, love, love! There are even more beautiful images of this stunning home here. *photo credit Tessa Neustadt The post Design Crush :: Maggie Pierson…
  • Best Name Labels for Back-to-School

    Cristin
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. For many the day has already arrived. For others it’s just around the corner. I’m referring to the first day of school. In preparation for back-to-school, my own family has been compiling all the supplies needed for the school year. Folders, pencils (regular and colored), pens, calendars, scissors, glue, staplers, rulers, makers, paper (lined, plain and grid) – the list goes on and on. To avoid all these items going missing, getting…
  • Design Trend :: Southwest Modern Decor

    Cristin
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:27 pm
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Navajo patterns. Feather artwork. Indoor cactus. I know you’ve spotted them too. Southwestern decor is trending, but with an fresh modern twist. Timeless Native American patterns have inspired a new generation of textiles (like the rug below from Domain), flooring (like the tile above from Curbly) and home decor products that are being incorporated in a variety of dwellings from urban to rural. The earthy desert palettes with pops of bright…
  • Hampton Designer Showhouse 2015

    Cristin
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:27 am
    Need a little dose of sophisticated, yet relaxed Hampton style? Take a peek into the Hampton Designer Showhouse 2015 featuring 25 top tier interior designers. Located at 233 Old Sage Harbor Road in Bridgehampton, New York the designers transformed the barn style house into a decorating masterpiece. One notable trend throughout the home was the use of the color blue. I’ve pulled a few images of the showhouse featuring the the hue that typifies coastal living. Foyer // Elissa Grayer Interior Design Kitchen // Marlaina Teich Designs Dining Room // Barbara Page Home Master Bedroom //…
  • Healthy Home :: Easy Indoor Plants

    Cristin
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    As I mentioned in the Rue article, plants are an essential element of home decor. House plants bring the outside in, add a splash of color and texture, but most importantly create healthy homes. These all natural air purifiers not only give off oxygen, but some varieties are known to remove harmful chemicals such as ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene. In addition, indoor plants can even decrease stress while boosting mood, memory, concentration. A win, win, win right? But, sometimes selecting the right plant can be overwhelming so here are some simple tips to keep in mind: Below…
 
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  • Pretty Plants

    Trudy Crane
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:23 pm
    I am currently helping my daughter decorate her first apartment and plants seem to be very much on her mind. Since it is a very small apartment with little room for decor and expensive accessories, house plants seem like the perfect solution. They also feel surprisingly modern considering the fact that they seemed to be in style when I decorated my first apartment. Big or small they add some life and colour to any space... Found on bloglovin.com Found on decor8blog.com Found on ruemag.com Found on stylizimoblog.com Found on blog.stylizimo.com Found on miloandmitzy.comEnjoy!Trudyxx
  • Beautiful Brownstone

    Trudy Crane
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    This is an amazing brownstone in Brooklyn New York that is simplicity and style at its best. The gorgeous chandeliers, simple furnishings and clean white walls are brought to life with pops of blue. The floors are kept a very natural pale colour which I am seeing more of these days and really loving. The entry with the moroccan tile introduces the blue as you walk in the house and gives a preview to the lovely home that awaits.Photos: Ty Cole Photographyvia Dust Jacket Attic from Design Sponge
  • Sweet and Simple Part 2

    Trudy Crane
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Here is the second part of the amazing home for sale on Fantastic Frank. So so cute and I love the slash of yellow in two of the rooms! It really adds some fun to each of the spaces. The green door and the copper lamp in the entry of the home are perfect casual touches that keep this space cosy and welcoming.Via: Fantastic Frank Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • Simple and Sweet Part 1

    Trudy Crane
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:04 pm
    This lovely home is for sale on Fantastic Frank and it is such a sweet place. Really I could move right in!! Clean, simple lines all done up in grey and white. Great lighting throughout with pretty modern pieces to complete the look. There are too many great photos to show in one post so I will continue tomorrow with Part 2!via: Fantastic Frank Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • Moroccan Pom Pom Blankets

    Trudy Crane
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:59 pm
    I love these Moroccan Pom Pom Blankets I am seeing everywhere! I want to order one and I found a great shop on Etsy that has some but….. I think I could also make one that would not be too far in look from what I see here. I learned to make pom pons for another project and they are surprisingly easy to make and lots of fun too! I will give it a try to show you the results! Found on sfgirlbybay.com Found on zocohome.com Found on maison-deco.com Found on ebay.com Found on muima.bigcartel.comEnjoy!Trudyxx
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  • Beauty: Weekly Love List...

    franki durbin
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:22 pm
    If you follow me on Instagram you've no doubt already seen me gushing about my current beauty faves. My love of Charlotte Tilbury isn't new, but after much trial & error (yes, error) I've settled upon my winners from her line. First, the real winner is the Light Wonder. I actually look better each day after I remove my makeup thanks to that hylauronic acid and a botanical alternative to retinol. Stuff is amazing and trumps all my other foundations. Next up, her concealer is more opaque than my longtime fave from YSL. I love it in shade 2 which matches my skin and covers up discolored…
  • Wardrobe Management: The Completely Curated Closet...

    franki durbin
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    Well, I did it. Firmly belted into my seat on a quick flight to visit family I sat down and listed out my ideal wardrobe. It comes as no surprise to me that the end result is a strict mix of black, white, leopard and pink. Why stick from tried and true favorites, right? What did amaze me, however, is how few of these items I already have in my closet. This simple method demonstrated to me how radically I need to switch up what's in my wardrobe - and how many things I'm about to sell off. My process? Informal as it was, here's the way I did it... in a fresh Jordi Labanda notebook I wrote,…
  • Musings On: Defying Definition...

    franki durbin
    22 Aug 2015 | 8:57 am
    Be different. Be proud of it. The world needs your uniqueness. 
  • The Art of Play: Brain Stretching Fun for Young Minds...

    franki durbin
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    We love good science experiments and creativity sparking activities in our house. Pinterest is great, but there are only so many times you can build a mini volcano and remain enthusiastic. We've been thrilled to see the flood of cool subscription deliveries come on the market for kids, but we've definitely chosen our brand.Kiwi Crate was the original box of goodies we received monthly (disclosure: they sent us the first box for free a few years ago, but we gleefully paid for the rest!). Now they've expanded the concept and increased the age range. Now there's Koala Crate for the littlest…
  • Spectacular Properties: Selling the $38MM Real Estate Dream...

    franki durbin
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
    How does one sell a tricked out multi-million dollar home on LA's bird streets? With a full force marketing strategy and - of course - a "sell the dream" style video. If you weren't already aware of the real estate goodness (read: epic views of the skyline) that this Beverly Hills address offers, you won't be able to forget it once you see this sleek video below. But by all means, do yourself a favor and click on this to see the original $40K video featuring Flo Rida's "Welcome to My House" track. It's magnificent and is definitely compelling. The more toned down video below is still pretty…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • 17 Crafty Ways to Display Candles In Your Home

    Simona Ganea
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    Want to change the ambiance in your home or to give a room a little bit of spark without making any big changes? How about using candles? They’re incredibly versatile and can be displayed in numerous beautiful ways. They come in a lot of different sizes, shapes, colors and with a variety of different scents. You can also customize them yourself in a lot of great ways using candle holders, votives and other things.If you want to use candlesticks, a simple and elegant way to display them is inside a copper and wood candle holder. The supplies needed to make them are wooden cubes, copper…
  • Elements Needed For Creating A Warm, Rustic Bedroom

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:27 am
    Natural elements, textural pieces and inspiration stemming from a rugged, organic foundation, rustic elements come from a very defined and specific style. When you’re cultivating a space with a certain interior genre in mind, you’ve gotta do you research and weave those accents and details into every nook and cranny possible. We’re showing off all of the necessary elements when transforming a bedroom into a warm, rustic personal getaway. From the foundation to its accessories, here are 20 ways to create a rustically-inspired space you can enjoy every night of the week.1.
  • 15 Ideas for Soothing Feng Shui Décor

    Brittney Smart
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:50 am
    In the hustle and bustle of our lives, it’s nice to come home to a place that is relaxing and calming, where we can take a few deep breaths and meditate or let our minds wander. Feng shui, a system of laws that focuses on the flow of energy in spatial arrangement and orientation, has been around for centuries keeping that very concept in mind. While many of us may not be able to incorporate all the laws of feng shui into our homes (there are many!), integrating some of the concepts will likely aid in our homes’ capacity for positive energy flow and influence of relaxation on the mind and…
  • When And How To Add A Copper Farmhouse Sink To A Kitchen

    Simona Ganea
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:44 am
    Copper sinks are interesting and unusual and not often seen in kitchens or bathrooms. The biggest fear is usually that the sink will turn green over time. However, as it turns out, this is just a misconception. Although it’s true that contact with trace minerals left by water can cause copper to turn green, regular maintenance doesn’t let that happen.Copper has a natural way of protecting itself from the minerals by getting a patina. In addition, this material is resistant to corrosion and will never rust which makes it particularly attractive.Cleaning a copper farmhouse sink, for…
  • DIY Industrial Bathroom Light Fixtures

    Brittney Smart
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:13 am
    Lighting is an often overlooked but key component of a home’s style. The possibilities of lighting designs are virtually limitless, the key is finding what speaks to you + enhances your space + stays within budget all at the same time. This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide on creating your own custom light fixture (this one is geared toward bathroom lighting) with an industrial vibe. You can lengthen or shorten the size, change up the number of bulbs, and customize the light in several other ways to fit your space and your style, but the end result will be a fabulous industrial…
 
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    Studio M

  • Best Banquette Ideas

    Jon Peters
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M If you live in an old home like I do, you probably understand the phenomenon of your house guests congregating in the kitchen area when there’s a huge living room to hang out and lounge in without having to practically sit on my countertops. Ok, maybe that’s just my own personal situation, but more often than not, the kitchen is where all the important stuff goes down. Food, obviously, is likely the main draw for most folks but I’m sure that there have been many a time when important conversations and plans have taken place with someone’s head in the fridge or preparing food…
  • Minimalist Mountainside Getaway

    Chelsea Lyle
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M It’s true, I haven’t traveled to many exotic places, but this doesn’t discount the overwhelming beauty that I experienced during my short time abroad in Brazil. I studied at a sustainable coffee farm in Igaraí, a small town about three hours North of São Paulo. The mountains looked like they were straight out of a National Geographic magazine, and the since the rainforest was close by, you can only imagine how magnificent the trees were. When I saw the photos of this house located in the Tijuca Forest of Rio de Janeiro, it immediately took me back to the breathtaking scenery…
  • Contrast Designs and Decor

    Richard Torres
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M One of the sharpest memories I have as a kid growing up was the idea of popup picture books. It seemed like the coolest thing at the time because I was used to just seeing the flat pictures and words in books. But with the pictures literally jumping out at you when you first turn that page and the story is coming alive from a popup book, that was magic as a kid. As an adult there can still be moments that pop out and give you some sort of immediate response. These contrast designs and decor arrangements have a pleasing effect to the eye like popup picture books did as a kid. Black…
  • Cambria’s Must-See Marble

    Studio M
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M   One of the absolute coolest perks of working in the interior design industry and being so passionate about new trends, the latest products, and cutting-edge technology is having the opportunity to be invited to see the innovations that everyone will be buzzing about. Thanks to the power of social media and the importance that this tool holds for influential designers like our President and Principal Designer, Michelle Jennings Wiebe, our office and the entire world also are able to get a glimpse at what’s about to hit the market.   Case in point: Cambria, one of the…
  • Minimalist Victorian Home

    Chelsea Lyle
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M I have officially decided that I’m going to join the minimalist lifestyle the next time I move—you know what—maybe even sooner if I can swing it! I have a handful of furniture pieces that I cherish from my parent’s house. I’ve tried to downsize before and I just can’t bear to let them go, but I think that’s okay now. What I’m going to start striving for will be keeping my studio apartment tidy as much as it will be transitioning to a minimalist style. House T., designed by Luigi Rosselli Architects in Sydney, Australia, has become my motivation and inspiration.
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  • Pretty Turquoise Treasury

    bmthour
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Treasury from: DSG Pretty Turquoise Morrocan 22-inch Embroidered Blue Decorative Pillows (Set of 2) From: Overstock $87.99 Square 12-Ounce Mug, Pure White From: DSG $7.24 Almond Branches in Bloom From: Art $24.99 White Metal Rectangular Umbrella Stand From: DSG $79.00 Modern Damask Turquoise Blue Upholstered Armless Chair From: Overstock $144.99 Skirted Cake Stand, White Fine Porcelain From: DSG $17.25 Blue 16-Piece Dinnerware Set From: DSG $65.99 Translucence – 8×10 Fine Art Photograph From: Flanders Field Photography $20.00 Le Souk Ceramique Soup or Cereal Bowls From: dinnerware…
  • 5 Landscaping Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Ambiance

    Interior Design Style
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:37 am
    Creating a tranquil and beautiful outdoor space is a great way to make it feel like you can go on your own private retreat in your own backyard whenever you want. Whether you live in a climate that’s always warm and tropical or you’re a northerner, there are many landscaping tips that you can incorporate into your outdoor space to create the perfect ambiance that’s just right for you and your guests. Continue reading for a list of just five of these tips to help you get started and find success. Remember, though, that if you’re ever in doubt, you can hire…
  • The Pros and Cons of Tile Roofing in Arizona

    Interior Design Style
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:40 pm
                                              Clay and cement tile roofs are becoming increasingly more popular in hot and humid climates throughout the United States. Between the heat, wind, and dry air, shingle and asphalt roofing often doesn’t last the test of time. In Arizona, tile roofing is a staple in roof replacements and new home constructions. If you’re building a new home or are in need of a new roof, learn the facts to find out if tile roofing is the right choice.
  • Important Points to Consider When Embarking on a Commercial Expansion

    Interior Design Style
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Whether you are a small company embarking on your first commercial expansion into a new location, or you are a large company looking at expanding your business even further into different locations, conducting relevant research on the new area is essential. Before even considering a commercial expansion, there will be a number of issues your company has to work through in order to establish a new branch in a different location or even expand on an existing branch. So the calculations have been made, the market research has been conducted and a new location or town for the expansion has…
  • 5 Great Interactive Visual Merchandising Ideas and Campaigns

    Interior Design Style
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:58 am
    Good advertising has the power to change how we see the world, or to change how we feel about the world around us. It draws us in and makes us believe we can fly, or thereabouts. It makes us immediately want to go out and buy the product or the experience being sold. However with so many adverts bombarding us day in and day out, merchandisers are having to come up with new and exciting ideas to keep us interested. We’ll take a look at a few great examples of interactive merchandising that instantly grabs our attention in order to deliver its message effectively. 1. Scratch and…
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  • House of the Week: $4.6 million for a semi in The Annex

    TheRedPin
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Address: 104 Avenue Road Neighbourhood: The Annex, Toronto Price: $4,695,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $17,606 Lot Size: 19.24 x 69.18 ft Bedrooms: 2| Baths: 3 Parking Spots: 2 While the neighbourhoods of Forest Hill and Rosedale are often touted as the home of Toronto’s priciest real estate transactions, The Annex is no stranger to million dollar deals. From towering lofts, custom apartments and sprawling heritage homes, the downtown enclave boasts a mix and match of luxury properties – including this $4.6 million semi-detached residence. Beautifully renovated, the home…
  • [Infographic] The average cost of renting an apartment in cities across Canada

    TheRedPin
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Much like the majority of today’s homebuyers, those on the hunt for a rental apartment largely kickstart their search online – and more often than not, they do so by visiting RentSeeker. While we’re always up to investigate the resale market in Canada’s largest city – looking at factors such as the most popular condo types among buyers and where homes sell for over ask price – when it comes to rentals, we leave it to the experts. One of Canada’s largest and most frequented websites for rental apartments, RentSeeker recently put together a…
  • How big (and small) are Toronto’s Condos [Map]

    TheRedPin
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Image: Flickr If you’re a 20- or 30-something set on living in the very heart of the downtown core, it’s likely you value location over square footage. Right? That’s the thinking behind a growing trend of tinier condos in Toronto’s housing market at least. Well that and prices of course. In the face of skyrocketing values within the city’s core, the norm among several newer condo units is go smaller – as a means of granting millennials, many of who are otherwise at risk of getting priced out of the market, the ability to opt for compact units that…
  • House of the Week: $4.2 million for a contemporary home around York Mills

    TheRedPin
    14 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    Address: 179 Old Yonge Street Neighbourhood: St. Andrew – Windfields, Toronto Price: $4,288,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $16,080 Bedrooms: 5| Baths: 8 Square Feet: 5,300 Parking Spots: 2 Perched just north of Teddington Park, mid-way between Yorkdale Mall, the TTC and Highway 401, sits this stunning contemporary new-build home. Anything but ordinary, the residence boasts an open-concept floor plan with 10 foot ceilings and touches of fiber cement cladding that gives off an industrial vibe akin to that of a chic loft. Complete with a finished basement, floating staircase, a striking…
  • Toronto is named world’s most liveable city – again!

    TheRedPin
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    Image: Chris Lyn/Flickr 2015 is proving to be a great year for Toronto! Hot off the PanAm Games and the city’s earlier claim to fame by The Economist, which ranked Toronto as the best place to live back in January, T.O has managed top another list – this time by architecture and design publication Metropolis Magazine. Coming out ahead of Tokyo and Helsinki, which took second and third place respectively, Toronto was named the best city to “live, work and play in” by a roster of urban experts that included the likes of Security General of the UN’s World…
 
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  • Aly, small oak cabinet bench recycled wine fermentation tanks, shoe storage by StilNovoDesign

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:04 am
    875.00 USDSmall solid white oak cabinet/ bench entirely made with recycled oak from used wine fermentation casks.Aly is a perfect combination of practicality, comfort and sophistication. This sturdy little cabinet is ideal to accommodate any type of storing and organizing needs and it can be integrated in any room of the house as a unique and handy piece of home décor. The slim slots between the staves allow good aeration of the cabinet, making it particularly suitable for shoes' storing.By using the natural arch of a stave from a hefty fermentation vat, we are able to create this…
  • Twister, swivel stool recycled oak wine barrel staves, ergonomic seat, limited edition by StilNovoDesign

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    495.00 USDStil Novo Design's swivel stool is entirely made of recycled oak wine barrel staves from discarded French barrels. Twister can be easily integrated in any room of the house as a unique and practical piece of home decor. Twister's swiveling top makes it a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.By using the natural arch of the barrel's staves we are able to create this particularly attractive silhouette that can be combined with any style of interior décor, from the more rustic, to the modern and contemporary or even the oriental.Top and…
  • The Pagoda, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

    15 Aug 2015 | 2:20 pm
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.Our Pagoda design adds an element of exotic charm to this elegant piece.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain &…
  • Cello, small bench recycled oak wine fermentation tank and barrel by StilNovoDesign

    13 Aug 2015 | 7:20 pm
    495.00 USDCello bench is made with recycled oak staves from large wine fermentation barrels and from regular wine barrels.Our solid bench is a perfect combination of practicality, comfort, originality and sophistication; it can be integrated in any room of the house and will blend with any style of interior décor, from rustic to modern. This stunning bench makes a truly unique and practical piece of home décor.The hefty staves recycled from a fermentation cask are used for the top and legs, while smaller wine barrel staves are used for the 5 bars at the bottom portion. The bench can be…
  • The Platter, Recycled Oak Wine Barrel Staves large plate, centerpiece, Cherry Chocolate color by StilNovoDesign

    13 Aug 2015 | 11:40 am
    185.00 USDOur gorgeous platter makes a magnificent centerpiece, and its versatility allows you to integrate it in your home decor in several creative ways, displaying flowers, crystals, candles, beads, wedding favors, cards or...sushi!This stunning piece can turn into a very elegant and original gift idea as well.All of our finely handcrafted items are made from reclaimed oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the…
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  • 5 Great Built-In Ideas for Your Home Office

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:28 pm
    A big home office used to be a fairly common room in the homes I’ve designed, back when “working from home” required a separate, private room.That’s not the norm these days – with laptops, tablets, and home networking in most houses, Mom and Dad can get work done from almost any room. But the home office hasn’t disappeared completely…it’s just taking up a lot less space.  Sometimes it's a much smaller room, and sometimes it's a wall of custom built-in cabinets and shelves, like the ones in these RTA Studio projects:Tucked in a corner of the family dining area, and just…
  • When Is A Design Trend Not A Trend?

    18 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm
    We humans generally don’t like being surprised.  We hope that things will go according to plan; we like to know what’s coming our way.We like to be in control.Occasionally though, when a pleasant surprise does come along, we’re happy about it.Like earlier this week when Karen suggested we see Dustin Hoffman’s movie The Quartet.I’d never heard of it, and frankly wasn’t thrilled about seeing it (especially now, right in the middle of the summer blockbuster season).But – it was a wonderfully sweet film, very enjoyable, unexpectedly poignant, and superbly…
  • Great Ideas for Custom Built-in Bookshelves

    17 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    I clearly remember everyone talking about a "paperless society" a few decades ago.  It was the dawn of the "digital era", and all the buzz was about how email and digital documents would soon almost completely replace printing anything on paper.And that was before tablets and smartphones!Digital documents have certainly become a preferred method of data transfer for many of us (how many emails do you send and receive every day?) but there's still plenty of paper around.  Some things, it seems, just don't work quite right in a digital format.Like books.  You probably still have…
  • Are You Thinking About Building An "Open Floor Plan" House? Here's What You Need To Know

    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    My new-home clients sometimes talk about a home design with “good flow”; or more often, an “open” or “open concept” floor plan.“Open concept” sounds like a new idea, but is it?  What is an open floor plan, anyway?==========The first American homes were built in the 18th century, when home design was restricted by technology and fashion.  Fashion, because the only building traditions the colonists had were the ones they brought with them from Europe. Technology, because 18th century homes didn’t have central heating (it wasn’t widespread in America until the early…
  • Are pantries and windows taking the place of upper cabinets in kitchens?

    17 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    A great take on kitchen design from Jim Weiker, Home and Garden Editor at the Columbus Dispatch: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/home_and_garden/2015/05/17/01-kitchen-switch.htmlNeed expert Residential Architectural advice for your new home or remodeling project? Contact Richard Taylor, AIA at RTA Studio Architects to arrange a meeting or an online consultation.
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  • Clearly Designed

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Convention as well as Wikipedia tells you that when it comes to Transparency or Translucency, you can simply look right through to the other side. In recent years we have seen this Transparent trend grow exponentially making its barely-there presence known in everything from runway fashion to building materials and interior décor pieces. In luxury […] The post Clearly Designed appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • BEST-LOVED ITEMS: According to us

    13 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    Each year our product development team designs and introduces over 500 new items. With so many beautiful products being delivered daily, we were curious to find out which items are the personal favorites of our store managers in LA, NYC, and Dallas. And then, while we were in the asking mode, we got responses from […] The post BEST-LOVED ITEMS: According to us appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Copper: The Metal of the Moment

    Mikala Ewald
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    With its rich history and adaptability, copper imparts a subtle, yet impactful presence in a room, and we are seeing more and more of it as designers and their clients get more comfortable mixing metal finishes. Copper’s warm appearance comes in a variety of shades. Polished rose-gold, which takes its cue from jewelry designs, seems […] The post Copper: The Metal of the Moment appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Arteriors’ Most Wanted

    Mikala Ewald
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    We so enjoy logging into our social media accounts each day to see which Arteriors products are on your most wanted lists. In the past few months you have shown a love for both bright, vibrant colors and tone-on-tone neutral spaces creating stunning backdrops for our products. It is always inspiring to see how you […] The post Arteriors’ Most Wanted appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Let’s Talk Sconces

    Mikala Ewald
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:15 pm
    “Sconces are the decorating equivalent of a great pair of earrings. You don’t really need them, but what a difference they can make in pulling a look together.” – Martha Stewart We agree with Martha that sconces can add a jewelry-like dimension to your space, but our customers are using them to do more than […] The post Let’s Talk Sconces appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
 
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  • Danish Design Tour next

    Nina Holst
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Today I am on my way to Copenhagen to attend the “Danish Design Tour” by Fritz Hansen, Royal Copenhagen and Dinesen. These are all brands that I like very much, so I´m looking forward learning more about them.. You can follow us on @stylizimoblog or #danishdesigntour on Instagram, to see what we are up too.   Image: Nina Holst
  • 100 000 followers on Instagram!

    Nina Holst
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Yesterday I reached 100 000 followers on Instagram, and I´m overwhelmingly happy that so may of you want to follow me! I love sharing inspiration and everyday moments with you there.. Anyway, 100 000 followers  most definitely calls for a celebration! I am therefore together with by Lassen GIVING AWAY a «LINE» COPPER CANDLEHOLDER on Instagram! See how to enter HERE.   The winner will be announced in a week on my Instagram account. // In collaboration with “by Lassen”   Images: Nina Holst
  • Finding the balance

    Nina Holst
    23 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    I usually use wood or leather to add warmth to a room, so last week one of my dining chairs moved down to our bedroom. With all the white and grey in there it looks a bit cold and boring, but with the wooden chair I got the warmth and atmosphere I was looking for. Fresh flowers on the nightstand certainly does the little extra too. This one I found in our garden.. Images: Nina Holst
  • Superfront Bathroom Furniture

    Nina Holst
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:04 am
    We still have a lot of rooms to renovate in our house, and among them we have two bathrooms, plus a guest toilet. I´m  therefore very happy to hear that Superfront will launch new products specially designed for the bathroom! You simply add Superfront´s sides, tops and fronts on Ikea’s kitchen unit, Metod. And to make it all fabulous they have designed their own brass and copper basins to offer their customers a complete solution. These have been left untreated to form the beautiful patina surface associated with copper and brass. A white enamel washbasin from Alape is also included in…
  • One living room – several zones

    Nina Holst
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
    Since our living room is quite big, I love experimenting with creating different zones in the room. And with the lovely Saxe chair from By Lassen I was able to make use of an area in the living room which until now has been left untouched. It is now sharing the same table as the chaise lounge, but since it is turned away from the rest of living room I can sit here and basically zone out. This oak chair with natural leather fits perfectly with the rest of color scheme in the living room, and even though it has a basic design you must not be fooled when it comes to comfiness. This chair has no…
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  • 2 Loft Ideas For The Creative Artist

    HD Staff
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    The first space certainly adheres to the philosophy that more is more. On every surface is an image, a texture, or a color that could be a potential source of inspiration. The open loft is characterized by building materials that are far from the perfectly polished surfaces we are used to seing. Planks of wood dangle precariously from the ceiling and unpainted brick peeks out from behind reclaimed advertising signs. Even the tapestries look as though they had former lives that left them worn and dirty. But the result is a space that looks carefully undone. Clearly artistic and definitely on…
  • A Seductive Home with Lush Colors and Double Baths

    HD Staff
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    Most people want their home to feel at least somewhat inviting and certainly comfortable. But there is the idea of plenty of seating and warm light – and then there is this home. This space, from the architects at PLASTERLINA and visualizer Jan Wadim that does more than welcome: it seduces. With plush textures and rich jewel tones, this space invites visitors to lay back and have a glass of wine – or even get especially cozy in one of the double baths. Combined with the sensuous choices in art and soft lighting, the home is definitely a place the invites you to use all your…
  • Interior Design For Musicians: 2 Classy Music Themed Home Designs

    HD Staff
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:28 am
    No matter who we are, the place we live reflects our deepest thoughts, dreams, and preferences. But when we are creative people, that is perhaps even more true. The two home featured here both belong to musicians. It is clear that their love of creativity and music in particular inform their design choices. When you are able to surround yourself with art in this way, it can provide a welcome inspiration in those times you need it the most. The first space is home to a musician, his wife who is a photographer, and their two children. The space measures 135 square meters (1453 square feet). The…
  • Black, White & Wood Kitchens: Ideas & Inspiration

    HD Staff
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    A clean and stylish kitchen can be more than a status symbol. When you have a beautiful space like the kitchens featured here, it can provide that extra encouragement you need to prepare a beautiful meal for family and friends. The more you cook and create, the happier and healthier you are. These black, white and wood kitchens could be just the inspiration you need to make a change in your life, too. The are rug and wall pattern in this kitchen give its sleek design just enough texture to warm it up. This similar design features open shelving and lots of natural light. A chevron stripe…
  • Chic Scandinavian Studio With Lofted Bed

    HD Staff
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    A lot of things come to mind when you think about the countries of Scandinavia. Whether it’s a flaky cheese Danish, a a cozy Norwegian sweater, the view of the Aurora Borealis from Helsinki or, you know, Ikea – the region is as diverse as it is beautiful and somewhat mysterious. Scandinavian design was born out of the generally quiet lifestyles of these countries. Though it was first identified as a movement in the 1950s, obviously design has been taking place in the region for much longer than that. Today, when we talk about Scandinavian design, we mean simplicity and function…
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  • Could you use an Elfa in the kitchen?

    Susan
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:57 pm
    We all know about how Elfa can transform you closet. But what your kitchen? Could you use a little Elfa to help you out? At the recent opening of The Container Store in Yonkers, NY, I found myself in awe at the displays and how many problems they can solve! First, a couple displays (sorry if a little blurry, I was very excited): The endless solutions to common problems were exhilarating. I’m in love with this beach blue rack. Think of the space that gets wasted in under-optimized drawers? These are awesome! I NEED this in my life to give my fruit and veggies a fighting chance. This one…
  • Back-to-school organization at The Container Store

    Susan
    15 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The countdown is on! Your kids may not feel the same about it as you, but life’s not fair, now is it! I recently attended a preview of a new The Container Store in Yonkers, NY, and wow – even kids would get excited about going back to school! For starters, there is the locker pimping (yes, your locker NEEDS a chandelier and shag rug!). Now, about homework. There are many ways to configure your student’s study area – vertical is smart! And those bungee chairs…so comfortable! Here’s a cool idea to keep the desk organized and the posture upright. Whatever…
  • Organized closets that contain ALL your stuff

    Susan
    15 Aug 2015 | 9:34 am
    Do you have closet issues? You’re not alone. We don’t all have large walk-in closets with room for chandeliers, paisley ottomans and a three way mirror. But you can greatly increase the functionality (and form) of your closet with the help of the right tools. I attended a sneak peak of the newest The Container Store in Yonkers, NY, and walked away feeling almost dizzy with ideas! First, I’ll show you some of the sample closets configured in the store for inspiration. Are you drooling yet? I love the variety of materials and modular configurations they offer through their…
  • Easy Spicy Avocado Dip

    Susan
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Who doesn’t love avocado dip! Here’s an easy version of it from the PepperidgeFarm.com website! Ingredients: 1 lime 2 Medium Avocado’s 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 2 TBSP chopped cilantro 2 tsp Worchestershire sauce 4 dashes of hot pepper sauce Luckily, we got a cilantro plant just last week. How timely! It was very quick to assemble. The hardest part is knowing when the avocado is ripe – it should be a little soft to the touch. Just mix it all together and serve with chips or, if you want to be unique, crackers! The cracker trio offers a little something for everyone!
  • Speedy and Tasty Buffalo Sliders

    Susan
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Spontaneous entertaining is fun! Call a few friends and whip up a quick and flavorful meal in a matter of minutes with this handy recipe from Campbellskitchen.com.  Because Buffalo Sliders are way more fun than just plain burgers! Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1 can condensed tomato soup 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese Slider buns Shape your burgers (or sliders) and grill them. Then heat the condensed soup and hot sauce in a pan. Simply serve the sauce and blue cheese on the side and let your guests experiment to create their own perfect Buffalo Sliders! Because…
 
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  • Labor Day BBQ: Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Hot Dog

    Stella X
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    Hot Dogs are definitely a classic and can’t be missing from any decent BBQ party. A Labor Day BBQ is no exception. To take it a step further and make the plain old Hot Dog Labor Day worthy, try this super yummy twist for them by adding bacon and cheese which takes the Hot Dogs to a new level of flavor. If you don’t have plans for throwing BBQ party on Labor Day, just pop the Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Hot Dogs in the oven to grill them there. You can take them with you for a picnic, although the best way to eat them is when the cheese is still melted and the bacon crispy. Follow the…
  • Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe

    Anchal Bhatia
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Nothing satisfies a sweet tooth more than a piece of velvety fudge, and our today’s fudge recipe will leave you wanting for more. It is a beautiful swirled treat flavored like root beer and vanilla ice cream. Sweet and creamy with just the right flavor, it’s always a hit at get togethers or just to eat out of the pan. For even more robust taste, you can increase the concentrate to 1 tablespoon. Whether you loved root beer as a kid and want to bring the nostalgia back or you’re looking for a sweet treat, look at this yummy recipe. Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe Root Beer Float Fudge…
  • Healthy Dish: Grilled Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Steaks Recipe

    Rehana Akter
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:18 am
    Summer is undoubtedly the grilling season and nothing can be more exciting for health conscious people than finding a recipe of grilled vegetables! The Kitchen has brought a healthy dish of cauliflower steaks that will beat any pork, beef, or chicken steaks for sure. Check out this recipe, which is going to be the centerpiece of your dinner table: Healthy Dish: Grilled Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Steaks Recipe Grilled cauliflower steaks – a vegan, healthy summer dish. Image via: Taste Ingredients 4 to 6 servings 2 large cauliflowers (heads) 2 limes (zested and juice) Honey or agave syrup…
  • Recipe Roundup: 5 Gluten-Free Dishes

    Rehana Akter
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:35 am
    Gluten-free recipes are light and good for health but many people don’t like them because they tend to be bland and tasteless. However, we are here to break that myth! Stagetecture presents you 5 gluten-free dishes that are not only healthy but also delicious. Check out the recipe roundup list: Recipe Roundup: 5 Gluten-Free Dishes Gluten Free Berry Pancakes Recipe Taking in a good dose of anti-oxidants from delicious fresh berries is possibly the best way to start your day! These pancakes are made of gluten-free flour and baking powder combined with organic cane sugar, eggs, buttermilk, and…
  • Round Up Ideas: Best Fall Wedding Tips

    Joy M
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Without a doubt, fall is one of the best times to hold a wedding. If you’re looking for a little inspiration for your fall wedding, you’ve come to the right place. Stagetecture is filled with fall wedding tips that will make your wedding unforgettable. Use them in your fall wedding and have the time of your life. Round Up Ideas: Best Fall Wedding Tips Use Herb Boutonnieres Herb boutonnieres are perfect for fall Image via: Craft Hubs Aromatic and casual, herbs are ideal for a fall wedding. While they are small, they add a lot of color, texture, and personality to a wedding. The best thing…
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  • A Design Breakthrough

    Kathy
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:19 pm
    “So I want to knit beadboard,” I said to a friend in my machine knitters group. Her eyes moved up and to the side like you do when you are trying to remember that math formula from ninth grade. “You know, that white-painted wainscoting that you see in beach cottages? I want to knit that.” The look of vague recollection inched across her face. “Hmmm,” she said. These women are marvelous artists, churning out vibrant and textural fabrics from their basements and guest rooms, but they mostly focus on knit clothing like sweaters, winter wraps and fitted knit…
  • Look Up

    Kathy
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Sometimes all it takes is a fresh perspective. I remember my sister Anne, the photography teacher, telling me about the ‘worm’s eye view,’ the name for perspective I captured while lying flat across the snow, peering through the icy driftwood, and focusing across the water. The Lake looked massive, yet grounded—I still love that shot. And as a textile designer, my eyes are always open for uncommon inspiration. In midtown Sacramento the other day, I was reminded of one of the simplest things I do to spark an idea. LOOK UP. Yup, I simply LOOK UP. Especially when striding…
  • The Modern Quilt Movement

    Kathy
    25 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Quilts aren’t only calico triangles and hexagons anymore. Interested in quilting since I was a teen, I’ve always especially favored the bold, graphic color play of Amish designs. Having created some art wall quilts myself, I appreciate the effort and artwork involved in making any quilt. But early on, I felt as though we needed an updated idea of the quilt as art. Though beautiful, I wasn’t drawn to most traditional designs, and fabrics awash in tiny floral motifs. Then I went to my first quilt show, and found a few kindred souls. There they were–quilts as art, with a…
  • Contemporary Embroidery Exhibit

    Kathy
    4 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    I often find artistic vision in everyday life close to home. Even so, I believe it’s essential to hit the road, dive into the culture of cities near and far, and soak in inspiration . Plus it helps to get away from your own work, and gain a fresh perspective. Museum exhibits enthrall me, especially those related to art, design and, of course, textiles. So a couple years back, I was thrilled to discover a little gem of a place just down the road in the heart of Sharks country (oops I mean San Jose—my passionate hockey fan persona sometimes can’t help itself). (Click on images…
  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015

    Kathy
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    Ready to immerse yourself in Design Deliciousness? In a home overlooking the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge? And did I mention said home was designed by architect Julia Morgan, of Hearst Castle Fame? Well, hop the BART and the 38R, and stroll over to 3630 Jackson Street for the 38th Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase! A fundraiser for San Francisco University High School, the Showcase opens tomorrow, Saturday, April 25. Details below, and now for a sneak peek of the 29 artistic and beautiful spaces. (Click on the photos to see greater detail.) Drink in the rich color palette of Will Wick…
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  • Get the Look: Julia Roberts’ Greenwich Escape

    Danielle
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Contemporary and vintage style combine with this 21st century revamp on retro modern. Adorn your nursery with these mod furnishings to get the look including this chic modern crib. By mixing bold patterns with playful textures and contemporary fixtures like the Currey & Company chandelier, a first room for baby exudes old and new elements in a traditional way. Perfect as a gender neutral option, this mid-century modern look boasts du jour allure with clean lines, bold color ways, and striking design. Featured On: Elle Decor In the living room, Roberts showcases a neutral colorway with a…
  • Get the Look: Mod-inspired Nursery

    Danielle
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Featured On: BlogLovin, BoligLiv Featured On: The Accent, DwellStudio Contemporary and vintage style combine with this 21st century revamp on retro modern. Adorn your nursery with these mod furnishings to get the look including this chic modern crib. By mixing bold patterns with playful textures and contemporary fixtures like the Currey & Company chandelier, a first room for baby exudes old and new elements in a traditional way. Perfect as a gender neutral option, this mid-century modern look boasts du jour allure with clean lines, bold color ways, and striking design. 1. Currey…
  • Sale Into Fall

    Danielle
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:43 pm
    We adore sales. They turn our lust-induced Pinterest boards into a reality. This time, the style house Surya stands out with a 15% off promo code (SOFANCY15) in anticipation of our favorite customers scooping up stunning lamps, patterned rugs, and classical designs. We’ll ease you into the new season from our pool float-filled summer by adding new products to fall in love with throughout the sale. Make your list by perusing the entire collection. TweetThe post Sale Into Fall appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
  • Celebrate with Kate Landers: To Infinity & Beyond!

    Danielle
    5 Aug 2015 | 7:51 am
    Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers It’s Kate Landers here, thrilled to be back here on Layla Grayce sharing with you all Noah’s third birthday party. I hope it may provide inspiration for your next baby shower or child’s birthday party. Noah has always had a fascination with the moon and stars, and the months leading up to his birthday he developed a love of rocket ships. It seemed…
  • The Best For Your Bestie

    Danielle
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    Through thick and thin, your BFF makes life brighter. For your partner in crime, a just-for-you birthday gift or just-because-it’s-Tuesday surprise is the perfect way to show appreciation. You always have each other’s backs, so parade your adoration with a coveted pair of Kendra Scott earrings, a monogrammed bag for weekend adventures, a plush robe for bath/wine time, a chic frame (filled with pictures of you two!), or a classic set of friendship necklaces to let the world know that your BFF spot is taken. 1. Kendra Scott Logan Platinum Drusy Earrings 2. Waxing Poetic Liber 3 Letter…
 
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  • How to feng shui your dreams

    Amanda Gates
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:41 pm
    It was 2006 and Bob Proctor and John Assa, law of attraction experts, were guests that day on Ellen Degeneres. They were there to discuss the “it” book of the year, called The Secret. In truth it really wasn’t any secret. Why? We’ve all experienced it. Desire, emotion, intention, action, and achievement. AKA: The law… Read more The post How to feng shui your dreams appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to decorate your entryway

    Amanda Gates
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Many designers across the country are starting to offer design services virtually; myself included. The question most often asked is, how does it work? Can you really get a designer look without working one on one with the designer? Well I’m not gonna lie, it does pose some challenges, however, for those with a DIY… Read more The post How to decorate your entryway appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 5 paint colors guaranteed to make you feel good

    Amanda Gates
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:10 pm
    I can’t think of anything more uplifting than fresh color that makes the house pop. Whether on the walls, trim or a fabulous built-in, fresh colors are sure to make your house scream high style. I’m currently working on a large family room remodel and the homeowners favorite color is green. So it just made… Read more The post 5 paint colors guaranteed to make you feel good appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad with Avocado and Parmesan

    Amanda Gates
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:12 pm
    I discovered this recipe a few years back from Real Simple and I make it at least twice a month. It is light and fresh, making it the perfect meal on a hot summer day. And it is especially good with a glass of home made sangria! Now in full disclosure, I am a vegetarian.… Read more The post Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad with Avocado and Parmesan appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 9 Back-To-School Basics For The Solopreneur

    Amanda Gates
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:44 pm
    It’s that time of year again. Can you believe it’s September? Good lord, where did this year go? And we all know, once September hits, it’s all down hill from here. In the blink of an eye it will be the holidays. Isn’t it funny how that happens? There is something about the fall that… Read more The post 9 Back-To-School Basics For The Solopreneur appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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  • Why I Turned My Home Office into a European Salon

    Kristie Barnett
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:58 pm
    I’ve had a home office for years, but I never got around to repainting it since it was the girls’ nursery. Not that it looked babyish, but the walls were off-white and uninspiring for a creative space where I spend a lot of time. There have been three renditions of my office, which you may […]
  • Mid Century Modern Design in a Nashville Condo

    Kristie Barnett
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:14 am
    I got an email a few months back from a client about decorating her new getaway condo in downtown Nashville. Nashville is booming and high-end, high-rise condo living is all the rage in the downtown area. Like my client, many people are purchasing these condos as second homes for getaway weekends or for hosting their […]
  • The Decorologist Scores a Touchdown for Team Color

    Kristie Barnett
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:56 pm
    I’ve been spending a good deal of my summer on something in particular – creating exterior color palettes for LP Smart Side. LP, or Louisiana Pacific, is a global leader in creating innovative products for the home building industry. LP Smart Side hired me to advise them on innovations in exterior color combinations, and I […]
  • From a Messy Office to a Guest Room with Benefits

    Kristie Barnett
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:37 pm
    While working on a renovation of her master bedroom and decorating several of the other rooms of her home, my client began talking about updating her messy home office.   She even hired professional organizers to get the messy stuff in order. It turns out, they were able to consolidate all the necessary office supplies […]
  • What You Don’t Know About Magazine Photoshoots

    Kristie Barnett
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    Yahoo!!! A ten-page story with photos of MY HOME is currently on newsstands across the country! My work is actually in two shelter magazines right now – Southern Living and Decorating Shortcuts. The same thing happened earlier this year, as well!  I thought good things came in threes? Anyway, this is the first time it involved both […]
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  • Summer Scorcher Survival

    Robin
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    When the weather gets hot, count on your home for a cool retreat! The post Summer Scorcher Survival appeared first on Robin Baron. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Insider: Glenn Gissler’s Top InCollect Picks

    Robin
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    Fabulistas, My good friend, philanthropist, collector and interior designer Glenn Gissler was chosen to select his favorite objects from InCollect! He said, “I look for object of any era that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Through My Eyes: City Girl Cooking

    Robin
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Kitchens have always been known to be the heart of the home, but people are no longer cooking in them. The culprit? Our favorite cooking shows. The post Through My Eyes: City Girl Cooking appeared... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Insider: Fresh Design Straight From the Market!

    Robin
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Fabulistas, I had a blast at one of NYC’s Farmers Markets! For me, farmers markets are fun because I love the hunt, whether it’s for design accessories, jewelry, or fresh produce.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Through My Eyes: Mixing the Old with the New with The HighBoy

    Robin
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    Fabulistas, Can I tell you how much I LOVE antiques?? So, when The HighBoy asked me to select some of my favorite antiques from their website, I was thrilled, to say the least. I love mixing the old... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • ActiveSmart Technology from Fisher & Paykel

    Ann Porter, CKD
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:35 am
    We live in a designed world and we believe everybody deserves good design. The ongoing collaboration between design engineers and customers has changed the course of appliance design for us as a company and for those who use our products day in and day out. Fisher & Paykel are striving to set themselves apart from the competition with their ActiveSmart refrigeration technology. ActiveSmart consists of a microprocessor, interior temperature sensors, independently controlled variable speed fans and multiple air ducts. The microprocessor controls how the refrigerator operates based on…
  • Viking Expands Dishwasher recall

    Ann Porter, CKD
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    Viking Range, LLC is extending a recall on Dishwashers from 2012 to include 18,600 models sold in the US and Canada. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Viking is voluntarily expanding a previously announced recall of Viking 24″ wide dishwashers to include certain Model 200, Model 325, and Model 450 dishwashers manufactured before April 1, 2011. An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Viking has received 21 reports of actual fires. If you own a Viking dishwasher, locate your model number and check it…
  • Whirlpool Recalls Jenn-Air Wall Ovens Due to Burn Risk

    Ann Porter, CKD
    16 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    Whirlpool Corporation is recalling 41,000 Jenn-Air brand single and double wall ovens, and combination microwave/wall ovens with an extendable roller rack with handle. The extendable roller rack can unexpectedly disengage when fully extended, posing a risk of burns to consumers. The models affected were sold from March 2012 through June 2015 and have model numbers beginning with JJW2, JMW2, JJW3 and JMW3 and a serial number beginning with a D or F. The ovens were sold in the US and Canada at various retail locations. Model and serial numbers for single and double ovens are located under the…
  • Are You Ready for Pantone 2016 Color Trends?

    Ann Porter, CKD
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Pantone Color Institute has unveiled its annual trend forecast for interiors for the coming year. There are nine palettes  in the  PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016 – Innovation and Impact, a color forecast highlighting trends for the home and interiors marketplace Natural Forms: Shades that are plumbed from natural sources such as warm rosy clay and sheepskin beige. Dichotomy: Opposites do and can attract as silver metallic, sunny yellow and bright cobalt blue combine with calmer versions of the hues. Ephemera: Pastel-focused, the palette blends delicate shades of wan blue, pale peach…
  • What I’m Completely Obsessed With

    Ann Porter, CKD
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Meet Pablo and Dora from the “Handle the Art” hardware collection by Folwell Studios. These pulls are my newest design obsession. “Handle the Art” is a unique selection of pulls and knobs, all original, signed, bronze sculptures by artist Gail Folwell. Pablo measures 13 inches high by 3.25 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep; while Dora measures 12.5 inches high by 3.75 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep. These two pieces would so amazing on a set of integrated wine coolers or refrigerators. Folwell Studios makes smaller sculptural knobs and pulls for cabinetry that is meant…
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    Six Different Ways

  • DIY: Candles

    Christina
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:18 pm
    A candle does so much for a room. The color draws attention to a wonderfully put together centerpiece, the luminary aesthetic is warm and calming to guests, and the scents – Lavender, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Pomegranate – and any combination of the aforementioned will leave you feeling serene (even hungry sometimes =) ). They can bring feelings of nostalgia, and warmth to any gathering or holiday event. For this reason and many more I love candles, and I am always looking for ways to incorporate them into all rooms in my home. On my most recent Pinterest adventure, I found the most…
  • Fringe Benefits

    Christina
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:34 pm
    They say you love it or hate it. I personally love fringe. I think it’s great that it’s trending right now, and I’m taking full advantage of it. I just recently added a black and turquoise shawl with fringe edges to my wardrobe- it’s really hard not to wear it every day. I love it. I’m taking full advantage of fringe benefits – and you should too – while it’s not for everyone Any how – while fringe may be a temporary phase in the fashion world, it has it’s a long lasting charm amongst home decor and furniture pieces…whether its…
  • Fall into Color

    Christina
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    The color forecast for Fall is in – and I’ve got the palette of the top ten hottest colors for 2015.  Brought to us by Pantone – the global color authority for inspiration in design since 1963.  Each year, Pantone surveys fashion designers, retailers, manufacturers, and a plethora of various professionals to create this forecast. Many use this chart as a guide to design their wardrobe and home. Check out my Pantone 2015 inspired pieces below, use one or combine a few to create a fresh fall 2015 look! Ameethyst Inspiration: Louis Ghost Armchair Dried Herb & Oak Buff,…
  • Poetic Justice

    Christina
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Today is Bad Poetry day. I know – who wants to hear a bad poem or verse? But the truth is we’re not all Walt Whitman. I would like to think of Bad Poetry Day as a day that serves as encouragement for us to try to produce a beautiful piece of literature, and if we fall short – it’s okay, because it’s Bad Poetry Day. However, maybe it’s just a reminder to do the greats some justice and put our own pen and paper down and leave this process up to them. While we might not be able to string words together in the magical way Hughes, Gibran or Angelou did – we can surely appreciate…
  • Well Valance-d

    Christina
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:56 pm
    I am pretty particular when it comes to the patterns and colored textiles that make up window treatments, drapes or curtains. I don’t do ruffles, dark hues or anything over the top. Something light, like draped sheer duiponi blended silks strewn over a metallic rod in two to three tones will usually do the job. When I saw a custom made navy blue and gold cornice valence with perfectly matched geometric patterned drapes, I knew I had to take break some – if not all  of my rules. It looked so regal, and pulled the neutral cream and brown tones of the room together in such an…
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    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends

  • How to Jazz Up Your Old Concrete Drive

    ION
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:39 am
    A well-maintained driveway is a thing of beauty. It improves the general appearance of the outside of the house and helps keep up the market value of the property. Once a driveway starts to look tired, though, it can be difficult to know what to do, so we’ve taken a look at several ways to give that old drive a new lease of life. Staining In order to stain a concrete driveway, it has to be in good condition. So if you have a lot of cracks in the drive, those need to be sorted out before you can go ahead and use stain. Stain is different from paint in that it actually goes into the concrete,…
  • Make your living room your own space

    ION
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Spring is that wonderful time when everything awakes: birds, bees, and plants, but it’s all fun and games until by the end of summer you start finding spiders, flies, ants, and roaches all over your apartment. This doesn’t mean that having insects in your apartment is dangerous or risky, but it is annoying and can take a lot of your time and money to get rid of them since they have the annoying habit of returning. Do you have a problem with pests? To be completely honest: the moment you actually see a rodent or a roach, you are neck-deep in pest problems. Ants are not such a big deal, and…
  • Finest Kitchen Worktops and Their Best Usage

    ION
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:52 am
    Kitchen, being counted in one of the most used parts of a house, needs to be designed in a way that it becomes valuable both in terms of usage and looks. Though owners make extensive research for giving a new look, but one of the simplest ways is to choose the various types of kitchen worktops. These are being designed in a way that making usage of such furniture can itself make your kitchen look stunning. Practical Usage of Kitchen Worktops: Before you start searching or purchase, there are various things that need to be considered. Think about the practicalities like worktop maintenance and…
  • Keep Your Home Safe by Looking After Your Roof!

    ION
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Of all the things you consider when looking at your home, roof coating and cleaning may be one of the last. Still, just because it is not at the top of your list of things to do, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care for it. Your home is one of your most valuable and important assets and you need to care for all matters related to it. Calling on experienced wall coating companies Roof Coating & Cleaning: This may be one of the most overlooked and under appreciated things that people need to be wise to. Your roof on your home bears the brunt of so much wind and rain, debris…
  • Tips On Using Genuine Toyota Parts For Your Vehicle

    ION
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    One of the brightest names in the world of automobiles is none other than Toyota. With their experience over 50 years, this leading Australian automotive company is now a leading exporter, distributor and a manufacturer of vehicles. At present, it has a market share of about 18 percent and has a very high reputation all over the world. Importance of Toyota parts for your vehicle When a vehicle runs along the road for miles, it is quite natural that it will have some wear and tear. This leads to the need of regular servicing of the vehicle and using the spare parts for replacing the worn out…
 
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  • Puppy Love

    Administrator
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Here at Inmod, we’re pet friendly. So naturally, we are celebrating National Dog Day. Today we celebrate all great things involving our fuzzy friends. From the warmhearted – tail wagging greetings we get after a long day at work – to being a constant source of entertainment and laughter, there are so many reasons to love your loyal pal. Whether you have a petite pooch, or a K9, chances are they are a huge part of your life. After all, they don’t call them man’s best friend for nothing! Show your puppy to your best friend for all that they do with one of our comfy…
  • Color of the year: Marsala

    Christina
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Pantone – the leading global authority on color and color technology systems has announced the color of the year! And the award goes to. … Marsala, as described by Pantone is “a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.” And how accurate that description is! Pantone inspires all industries, from technology to fashion to furniture – so if you haven’t seen this lovely lush color adorning walls and clothing – chances are you will soon. This is a trend we aren’t going to miss out on, and neither should you!
  • Aviation Admiration

    Christina
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:48 pm
    August 19th is known as National Aviation Day, and was proclaimed as such in honor of Orville Wright’s accomplishments – as well as his birthday. The first pair of aviators out of the United States were Orville and his brother, Wilbur. Together they changed history forever, breaking barriers and being the first to take flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1907. At the turn of the Industrial Revolution – the first airplane took flight after many failed attempts. After various attempts to construct the perfect aircraft, they perfecting the design. Utilizing metals, spruce…
  • Framed

    Christina
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:34 am
    Admit it. You’re guilty – or has social media had you framed? Endless graduation parties, weddings, and family events probably have your Instagram, Facebook and other social media sites clogged up with photos. Don’t let your photos live on social media when they deserve to be adorning your walls – (no worries, I’m guilty of this as well!) Here’s an idea – send them to print and snag one of these fabulous frames by Umbra! Whether you are decorating your dorm room, or livening up your living space with your favorite captured memories – there is a frame for you. Check out…
  • Put a Ring on it

    Christina
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:01 pm
    If you liked it…you should of put a ring on it. No worries, you still can. The Saturn Mirror by Moe’s Home Collection is reminiscent of Saturn’s magnificent and mystifying countless rings. While it has merely a fraction or the rings its namesake does, it emulates just as much magnificence boasting wonderfully crafted intertwined gold iron rings. The sleek yet simplistic curvy design will bring a sensual addition to any room. Pair it with  another metallic – like the Sputnik Antique Brass Lamp, Phase Vase (available in Bronze or Silver), or the Skyline End Table and…
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    FROM THE RIGHT BANK

  • Living La Belle Vie: Project Simplify

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Lately, I’ve been completely consumed with the idea of simplifying my life If you’re a regular reader, this may sound entirely antithetical to my love of all the pretty things. Initially it did to me too and I was embarrassed to even talk about it with anyone. But when I obsess over something in a thinking-about-it-almost-every-waking-moment kind of way, I know there is something there to explore and I have most certainly been pondering this nonstop. So the first thing I want to examine is: Can maximalist tendencies coexist with minimalist concepts? They sound like…
  • Travel Tips FROM THE RIGHT BANK: Berlin

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Berlin was so much more than I expected and two weeks later, I’m still feeling buoyed by all the great design and creativity I saw. I hadn’t been there in 26 years(!) so I did a lot of research and planning beforehand and we ended up having one of the most fun trips in recent memory. Going forward, I’m going to try and share more of my travel finds and experiences here on the blog. For a long time, I felt that if I can’t cover every aspect of a destination, it’s not worthwhile. (Perfectionist tendencies rearing its ugly head again.) But I’ve also been…
  • House Projects Update + Snapchat

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I gave myself a June 30 deadline to complete the major house projects and here we are – almost at the end of June! (How did that happen so fast?) Anyway, I’ll be traveling next week so I’m checking in with you a week early and I’m happy to say I got almost everything done. As I already reported, all of the lighting is installed, the laundry room got a little fancy and the cabinets in the butler’s pantry got painted. In addition….. the wallpaper also went up in the butler’s pantry….. The living room…
  • All The Lighting! (Done!)

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Ladies and gentlemen, the longest quest in decorating history has finally come to an end. The last of the lighting on the first floor of the house is now sorted! Yes!!! First, let’s talk about the biggest and most exciting piece….. The Arteriors Zanadoo (large) chandelier has been installed in the family room! I have loved this style of light for almost 10 years now. So what took so long?  What held me up was that I was trying to figure out the lighting in the adjacent spaces (the kitchen and the eat-in space) at the same time and needed everything to work together. There…
  • Wallpapering the Butler’s Pantry

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    26 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    I want to let you in on a little secret. Earlier this year, I gave myself a deadline of June 30 (first half of 2015) to finish up the major decorating projects in this house. By major, I mean things like painting, wallpapering, key pieces of furniture, lighting, etc. I kept this to myself because I wasn’t entirely confident I could pull it off and then I’d have a lot of splainin’ to do! But I actually think it might happen(!) so let me start filling you in on what’s been going on, starting with the butler’s pantry. The color of the butler’s pantry was…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • The Case for Navy Blue

    Linnore Gonzales
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    The spectrum of navy blues reaches from a classic very dark and elegant hue that appears almost black to brighter, denim-like shades. You can find borderline indigo and hues with gray undertones – there is a “navy” for everyone. And we are not just talking about throwing one of these tones into nautical-inspired spaces, although classic white and navy has its place. Navy blue is popular due to other interpretations that create dramatic and luxurious spaces across a number of themes. Ranging from cabinet paint to upholstery, rich navy tones ground rooms with chicness while instantly…
  • How-To Create Bedroom Envy

    Linnore Gonzales
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you haven’t made setting the stage for the end of your day a priority, now is the time. From large expansive bedrooms to small intimate boudoirs, you can create the luxurious look you want and deserve. Small Bedroom Makeover Small, efficient bedrooms are more popular than you may think, and not just for first time home owners. These spaces deserve careful planning and should be designed for enjoyment and comfort. If your bedroom is strictly for sleeping, consider a cozy nook with just enough space to comfortably fit your bed and a nightstand. If you desire more than a sleeping space,…
  • Creating a Timeless Look

    Linnore Gonzales
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Fear of designing with the latest styles is often rooted in worries of your home looking dated within months of decorating. Compare this sensation to your feelings for your latest smartphone, which you love, and yet you find yourself pining over the newer, sleeker model that was just released. It’s a never-ending affair. When it comes to interior design, ditching the temptation for using each new style and investing in strict traditional décor is not the only way to achieve a look that will last. Creating a timeless look incorporates your personal love for a particular style, be it…
  • Color Explosion: Decorating with Brights

    Linnore Gonzales
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Introducing brights into your home can be intimidating, exciting and uplifting all at once. Brights can boost enthusiasm and make a bold, beautiful statement or they can be loud and overwhelming. The key is to learn to complement your neutral or pale color palette and transform your space into something impressive. Ready? Let’s look at 5 simple ways to elegantly energize your space with bright color: 1. Small Splashes in Unexpected Places As with any new décor move, consider starting small. Select a relatively low investment item that is easy to exchange until you find the perfect bright…
  • The Secrets to Adding Antique Décor to the Mix

    Linnore Gonzales
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    There is something truly remarkable about antique furnishings and accessories. The history. The stories. The looks they create. The layers of depth they add to your home. They really are worth celebrating. Mastering the art of decorating with antiques is not always easy, however. You can’t just throw them on top of the rest of your décor and expect them to work. To make them look and feel right you need to create a curated look between all furnishings and accessories involved. Let’s explore styling secrets that can help you achieve this goal. Create a Smooth Transition As you blend…
 
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    Lighting & Decor Blog | Lamps.com

  • Lamps.com #14 in Retail on the Inc 500

    Evan Noll
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
    We’re thrilled to share the exciting news that LAMPS was listed in the Inc. 500– the 500 fastest growing companies in the US.  LAMPS ranks 14th in retail, and 161st overall. LAMPS was also named the #1 fastest growing company
  • Energy Efficient Lighting Ideas

    Holly La Porte
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    On this Earth Day and every day, we love energy efficient lighting.  On our Pinterest page, we share a few ideas of eco-friendly ways to spread the light! Looking for lights that save energy and are most cost effective?!?  LED lighting
  • Spring Inspiration

    Holly La Porte
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:47 pm
    There’s still a bit of snow on the ground in Philadelphia, so imagine how excited we are to see green grass, buds, snow drops and crocuses!  Spring’s here! We’re brimming with inspiration for the season and it just so happens
  • Lighting Trends That Dazzle

    Holly La Porte
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    With the wintry days of grey and chill in Philadelphia, we anxiously await the arrival of spring.  So while you’re planning to spring clean and refresh your space, we wanted to offer some tips on bringing warmth and light into
  • Rock away the winter blues

    Holly La Porte
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Got the winter blues?  We have the perfect invigorating hues to wash those blues away.  Just one piece can freshen up your abode!  Whether it’s the blue rhythm of this Schonbek pendant or a more industrial approach of this Brendlen
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    Nazmiyal Collection » Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design

  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Tapestry by Barbara Rae Schaefer

    J. Nazmiyal
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:28 pm
    This Week's Wednesday Wishlist is a Lovely Vintage Tapestry by artist Barbara Rae Schaefer Garden of Eden Tapestry by Barbara Rae Schaefer --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Antique Rug Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! Vintage Garden of Eden Tapestry by Barbara Rae Shaefer 48572 This week's Wednesday wishlist piece is a beautiful tapestry…
  • Autumn Interior Design Trends

    J. Nazmiyal
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:18 pm
    3 Interior Design Trends for Fall Interior Design Trends -- Have you been wondering what interior design trends will be hot this fall? You won’t have to wait for long, because three of the biggest trends are already becoming apparent. Read on to learn more! 1. Cobalt blue Cobalt Blue Interior Design. Top Left: Antique Light Blue Chinese Carpet 47385. Bottom Left: Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug 47678. The color cobalt blue has been popping up in fashionable homes everywhere lately. Magazines, designers, and blogs are abuzz about it. Celebrities are making appearances wearing…
  • Cochineal: The Red that Colored the World

    J. Nazmiyal
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Exhibition Review: "The Red that Colored the World" at the Museum of International Folk Art Cochineal -- Since the beginning of modern history, the color red has had a special place in art, decoration, fashion and foods. Red is one of the primary colors and one of the most universally used colors. Warm and attractive, it has the power to instantly draw attention and make people excited, which is why you can see it in everything from foods and fabrics to the logos of multinational companies like McDonald’s and Coca Cola. Navajo Serape Dyed with Cochineal But do you know the most…
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Colorful Antique Chinese Dragon Rug 48571

    J. Nazmiyal
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:23 pm
    This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Beautiful Antique Chinese Dragon Carpet Antique Chinese Dragon Carpet --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Antique Rug Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! Antique Chinese Dragon Carpet 48571 This week's Wednesday Wishlist is a beautiful antique Chinese dragon rug. This carpet is composed in vibrant hues of…
  • Weaver Spotlight: Ingegerd Silow

    J. Nazmiyal
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    Learn More About Master Scandinavian Weaver Ingegerd Silow Ingegerd Silow -- Ingegerd Silow was an internationally known Swedish artist, designer and master weaver. Born in Stockholm in 1916, she is one of the most illustrious designers and weavers from the mid-20th century, which many scholars believe to be the golden age of Scandinavian design. She created a variety of original designs for carpets, rugs, blankets, curtains and tapestries, and her designs are still popular today. Portrait of Ingegerd Silow. Left: Vintage Ingegerd Silow rug 48205 Born in Stockholm in 1916, Ingegerd Silow…
 
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Best Kindergarten | Commercial Designs For Kids

    modernhomes
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Setting up a safe and playful environment for children can be difficult. Here are some tips borrowed from one of the world’s best kindergartens that will help you plan for better play schools. Such cute, colourful and efficient kindergarten designs are safe and appealing for children to learn and grow. Going forward, such modern architectural practices can transform even schools, offices and other commercial designs. #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Takaharu Tezuka’s Ideas For Play School Design…
  • Bright Spacious New House Design

    modernhomes
    9 Aug 2015 | 6:30 pm
    A perfectly balanced modern home is designed with interiors that reflects perfect harmony with the exteriors. Here are few tips that you must consider while building a modern house design plan. Tips for Building Neo-Homes Simplicity:…
  • Like Minimalist Duplex Home Design?

    modernhomes
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore ‘Zen’ – a simple word that defines Japanese design have stepped in today’s architecture and interior designs. Japanese style revolves around clean and uncluttered living harmonizing a tight balance between order, ancient customs and nature. Indian house designs can mimic a lot from such minimalist Japanese Architecture for Duplexes and Bungalows.   Here are few reasons and tips how Continue Reading The post Like Minimalist Duplex Home Design? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Intelligent Tips To Plan A Bathroom

    modernhomes
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore The style of your bathroom dictates its overall aura and joie de vivre of your house design plans. Tiled walls impart a clean look, while certain colors and beautiful accents can make it more pleasing. Tips to Follow Here are few suggestions that will help you construct a beautiful yet intelligent bathing space for your dream house. 1. Location Continue Reading The post Intelligent Tips To Plan A Bathroom appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • 7 Latest Trends: Energy Efficiency For Homes

    modernhomes
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Double story or two story homes have many advantages. Liberty in choosing a floor plan as per your needs, spaciousness, storage, separation of living areas are some of its benefits. But a downside of these homes could be huge heating and cooling cost. If you are a duplex home lover and desires to build an energy efficient house, here are Continue Reading The post 7 Latest Trends: Energy Efficiency For Homes appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
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  • Our Favorite 2015 Fall Colors

    Kathy Kuo Home
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:39 pm
    We love beautiful colors and shades here at the Kuotes. I mean, who wouldn’t? But sometimes it can be difficult to determine which colors are on trend this season (and also which colors have that timeless appeal). Watch our VERY FIRST VLOG POST (Who’s excited? We are.) for some of our personal top color picks of this season. These hues are great for repainting, and even if your walls aren’t due for an upgrade, this palette can inspire your designs and decor for this coming autumn.     What colors are you falling for? Share with us in the comment section below?
  • 8 Dorm Room Ideas (Help! My Kid is Living in Cluttered Chaos)

    Kathy Kuo Home
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:15 pm
    The college dorm room is not what comes to mind when we think of fashionable interiors. When you think dorm room, you might instead think of dirty heaps of clothing, tangled wires for electronics, and empty beer cans scattered around…well, everywhere. But fear not! Although you may have to soon say goodbye to your son or daughter until Thanksgiving, you do not need to say goodbye to design. Earlier this week we posted about kids rooms for young children, but for those of you whose kids are beginning to make their way back to college, we have not forgotten you! Why not start your…
  • How To Light Every Room in Your Home

    Kathy Kuo Home
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:50 pm
    We are IN LOVE with lighting this month, and we have recently written about all of the lighting basics you need to know in an article titled Lighting 101. If you haven’t read it…well why not?? Sign up for our newsletter to receive our featured articles and weekly inspirational kuotes (the sign-up is right there on the side nav guys!). Tangent aside, it’s important to read through Lighting 101 as we’re now going to dive deeper into lighting for interior design. As a designer, it’s not just the basics that you need to know. You need to know how lighting works…
  • Kids Room Ideas You’ll Love That They’ll Go Crazy Over

    Kathy Kuo Home
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Whether we want to talk about it or not, summer is over and it’s about time to hit the books. If you’re a parent, your kids’ reaction to this news may look something like this:     And you may miss the sunshine too, but you might also admittedly be a little relieved to have time to work and relax without worrying about the kids going stir crazy at home. Well, one last adventure to conquer before the start of school is designing your kids’ bedroom. We don’t do many kids room posts, and sometimes in the world of interior design, kids rooms get overlooked.
  • Remember When You Go Wall Art

    Kathy Kuo Home
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:51 pm
    The post Remember When You Go Wall Art appeared first on Kathy Kuo Blog.
 
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  • REMODEL IN-PROGRESS: A Red, Green, And Randomly Designed 'Honey Bee Ham & Deli'!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Things are cooking over at my Honey Bee Ham and Deli project!The contractor has been working the last three weekends to get this project done during off business hours. They’ve closed a little early here and there, but they’re trying to stay open as much as possible. So it’s rather challenging for the remodel job.Oh, and just to remind you... Here’s what it looked like when we started: BEFORE BEFORE BEFORE The first weekend…The green wallpaper was removed and the red walls were painted (YAY!), which made a huge difference. All the red and green is starting to fade to a…
  • This Feminine Office Remodel Readies A Young Businesswoman For Success!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    As of last week, we now have the art installed in a project we have been putting together for a young woman’s office.I’ve already shared a few pics on Instagram, but I now have a few more I’d like you to see. (Sorry, they were taken with my iPhone. There’s nothing professional about my photos you'll see here. ;-) Design Plan: This client has a light, bright aesthetic and wanted to create a professional but nonetheless softer business environment.We went white with some gorgeous white-washed oak floors and a contrasting paint color to provide a little drama. The soft, light…
  • Ken Fulk’s New Pottery Barn Collection Has Hit Stores — Here's Why You Should Be Excited:

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Ken Fulk’s new collection for Pottery Barn has hit the stores and in boxes everywhere. And yes, it’s true:I’m a big fan of Ken Fulk’s work. I also must say...It’s about time Pottery Barn took a few notes from the Target and Restoration Hardware playbooks — you know, the one that says…Makers and designers matter! Want to know what else matters?Signature matters...Personality matters...And individuals matter.And this is a concept that sells, BIG TIME. Finally, Pottery Barn has realized this.While artisans and hand-crafted, personalized goods everywhere are experiencing a…
  • The Best Lighting Fixtures To Buy When Your Budget Is Tight

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m a fan of good, quality lighting. And you probably are, too. After all... Who isn't?It really makes an artistic statement in a space, goes a long way to telegraph its style, and can push an interior up a notch in quality and design bravado. Many times I begin the design process thinking about the decorative lighting in a room. It’s important to consider the light fixtures at the get-go of a room’s design plan.Unfortunately though, people sometimes forget to budget much for lighting. They don’t anticipate the expense, spend the money elsewhere, or just don’t value it as much…
  • See Why Everyone Is Going Mad For Mosaic Tile!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    RELATED: Click Here For Interior Design Inspiration On Instagram! You’ve all seen this design trend out there, what with all the images of everyone standing on intricately designed tile floors on Instagram.Of course I’m speaking of… Mosaic tile floors. The great thing about this trend is...It’s really a timeless feature, rooted in historical architecture. And it has a sound design principle behind it, most notably: scale.In many of my projects lately, we’ve been doing these smaller scaled tiles on floors, as it adds so much interest in a small space, and it scales…
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  • How to Harmonize Mish Mashed Furniture at Home

    Author
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    An average- and below-average salaried household do not buy furniture in one go. Many of them can hardly buy personalized furnishings, which are a tad too pricey actually. At any rate, most families try to buy stuff in as they go along and what they can afford at the time being. Similarly, some find eclectic pieces that are too hard to resist and end up buying furniture that do not go well with the rest of the home items. The result would be a stockpile of household stuff in varying designs. But despite having standout or offset pieces, a well decorated home is one with a unified theme. So…
  • 7 Practical Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for Under $150

    Author
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:19 pm
    With the number of vendors that sell affordable home décor items, furniture and fixtures, beautifying a house need not break the bank. So, there’s no more excuse for not making the effort of upgrading your abode. In fact, you can spruce up a home for under $150. Here are some fantastic ideas: Add more kitchen storage Regardless of the size of your kitchen, additional storage will boost its appeal. There should be a few unclaimed walls that can use a few shelves where you can keep extra Chinaware, cookware or utensils. Use decorative brackets to embellish your new shelves. Try a new paint…
  • Guest Room Essentials – Making Your Space Welcoming Enough

    Author
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    To be a perfect host, one must have a cozy, private space for guests to stay. Not all guest room, however, are exactly that – welcoming. Some are too spacious and lonely in that it makes guest feel separated, some are too cramped in that it makes guest feel uncomfortable. Well, here are some of the essentials for a welcoming guest room. Comfortable Bed – There’s nothing more welcoming than a comfy bed, complete with fresh linen, soft pillows and a warm blankets. The room may not look like a luxurious hotel room, but a great bed makes it homey and warm enough for comfort. Serving…
  • 5 Tasteful Ways to Decorating with Tie-Dye

    Author
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    Tie-dye cloth has always been associated with the hippy era. But it has recently been making a comeback. What makes today’s tie-dye different from that of the 70’s is that it’s not the usual multi-color t-shirts that date back a few decades ago. Nowadays, tie-dyeing uses an ancient Japanese technique called shibori. Usually, you’ll see it in indigo color set against a white background. Because of this, many designers and homeowners have taken inspiration from it. Here are five tasteful ways to use tie-dye to freshen up your home: Rugs with bold statement A large rug in indigo tie-dye…
  • 4 Ways to Give Pallets a New Lease on Life in Your Home

    Author
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    Shipping pallets may look like junk to you. But a bit of cutting, sanding and painting can turn them into nifty furnishings and home decorations. Here are a few tips on how you can give pallets a second chance at life in your abode: Bed frame There are two ways to do this. One, you can simply stack several pallets under your mattress. You can have a whimsical setup by stringing lights on the underside. For a subdued rustic look, brush a few coats of paint on it. Two, you can nail a few stacks of pallets together, and then suspend everything from the ceiling using large chains. To soften the…
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  • stahl house – a living house museum in la

    Richard
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Recently I was thrilled to find a midcentury modern house open to visitors to draw inspiration for a new project. You all know that I love a great house museum and I always seek out the very best ones before … Continue reading → This post stahl house – a living house museum in la first appeared on
  • the contemporary art of FAILE

    Richard
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Faile Savage/Sacred Young Minds is an exhibition currently at The Brooklyn Museum of Art that is getting a lot of attention in the press, so I decided to check it out. Warning: this is not your typical museum art exhibition … Continue reading → This post the contemporary art of FAILE first appeared on
  • maria pergay a designer for the history books

    Richard
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Maria Pergay (b. 1930) is such a legend in the world of French decorative arts that she was recently honored in her native France with the Legion d’honneur for her contributions to the arts. For over 50 years Pergay has … Continue reading → This post maria pergay a designer for the history books first appeared on
  • Two Ceramic Artists to Note

    Richard
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Today I want to bring two ceramic artists that are at the forefront of the contemporary ceramic scene. Kaori Tatebayashi is from Japan but lives in London and Derek Wilson is Irish with a studio in Belfast.   Kaori Tatebayashi … Continue reading → This post Two Ceramic Artists to Note first appeared on
  • a korean artist looking forward to the past

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:10 am
    Korean artist Kang Myung Sun is using a centuries old craft of her native South Korea in fantastic new and modern ways. She creates beautifully organic pieces of functional furniture covered in shimmering mother-of-pearl. It’s truly amazing to see her … Continue reading → This post a korean artist looking forward to the past first appeared on
 
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  • Lucite knife block 16 slot

    24 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Lucite acrylic knife block. Measures 11” height by 5-1/2” width by 11” depth. eBay item 161772398249 sold July 30, 2015 at 6:29PM.  Three bidders placed 6 bids and the knife block sold for $76.99 plus shipping. The knife block without knives inserted. The knife block with knives inserted.
  • witch and jack-o-lantern Halloween candy dish | Rosbro Plastics, United States

    20 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    Here is a witch and jack-o-lantern Halloween candy holder made by Rosbro Plastics, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.  Rosbro plastics is well known for their holiday and seasonal decorations.  This object measures approximately 4” in height.  The base of the dish is marked: ROSBRO PLASTICS PROV. R.I. Three bidders placed 8 bids on the candy dish, which sold for $14.50 on February 2, 2015 at 20:06:36 PST.
  • Torre wall rack valet | Andries and Hiroko van Onck | Inipress for Magis | Italy

    21 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    Andries van Onck was born in Amsterdam in 1928. Amongst his early teachers were Gerrit Thomas Rietveld from the Dutch De Stijl group; later he studied in Ulm at the Hochschule für Gestaltung with Tomas Maldonado, Walter Zeischegg, and Max Bill. In 1959 he started as a designer at Olivetti in Italy as an assistant to Ettore Sottsass.  In 1965 he opened his own studio in Milan, where his wife, Hiroko Takeda. later joined him. The pair has created products in many different sectors, including household appliances, furniture, machine tools and electronic equipment.  Andries van Onck…
  • X-Rated watch (model GB406) | Swatch AG | Biel, Switzerland | 1987

    14 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    The name “Swatch” is a portmanteau of “second” and “watch” that was coined by Nichole Lopez.  The Swatch watch was introduced with the idea of watches being casual, fun, and relatively disposable accessories. Swatch began development in the early 1980s under the leadership of the then CEO of ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse (ETA SA Swiss Watch Manufacturer), Ernst Thomke with a small team of watch engineers led by Elmar Mock and Jacques Müller. Swatch was originally intended to re-capture entry level market share lost by Swiss manufacturers during the “quartz crisis”…
  • rocket cocktail shaker | Sterilite Corporation, United Plastics Corporation

    2 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    Here is a vintage, space age (obviously!) cocktail shaker marked Steri-lite and United Plastics Corporation.  The rocket has a yellow top, a red body, and yellow base.  The rocket base features four fins and is free standing.  The shaker measures 9” in height and has a hinged cap at its capsule top that is used to pour out your drinks. eBay item 191487719506 sold January 26, 2015 at 3:07PM (United States).  Six bidders placed 15 bids on the cocktail shaker.  The shaker sold for $67.66 plus $6.00 shipping. The rocket is marked on the bottom: Steri-lite (in script),…
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  • The Importance of the Handwritten Note… Inspired By: Alexa Pulitzer

    Courtney Price
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Just like fashion, stationery expresses oneself and everyone should have some.
  • SXSW Votes Matter…

    Courtney Price
    12 Aug 2015 | 3:15 pm
    My colleague, JoDee Brownsworth Taylor and I have made it to the round of voting to be panelists for SXSW Interactive next year. Our topic will be a gold mine of information for bloggers who wish to have a good online presence and work with brands. Social Media Netiquette and Working with Brands Two bloggers […]
  • Top Summer Gadgets List at HuffPost Tech

    Courtney Price
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    It’s that time of year again, and I am over at HuffPost Tech reviewing my favorite gadgets for the summer. Come take a look– If you would like to link to any of the items mentioned for more information,  click on the photos below. Mophie Juice Pack Spectrum Pearl- light up compact mirror and usb […]
  • Social Media- Netiquette Pointers from the Experts

    Courtney Price
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Tips from the pros that will help all social media users up their game.
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    9 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
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  • A Guide to eco-friendly Green Garden

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:28 am
    A garden is a tranquility haven where we spend our evenings to relax after a stressful day and the place where we dream of those barbecue dinners. But how green is your garden really? Making simple... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Upcycling: Semi DIY For Beginners

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    26 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am
    It’s been a great couple of years for vintage lovers, as old fashioned styles have made a thriving comeback both in fashion and home design. Since the global credit crash, the general populous has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Benefits of Building an Eco Friendly Home

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    25 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    No longer a fad for the extremely eco conscious, being ‘green’ has now made it to the mainstream and switching your focus to making your home more eco-friendly could have benefits that extend beyond... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Hire the Best Movers in Brooklyn

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    25 Aug 2015 | 2:20 am
    Whether you are moving across the country or just to the next block, moving in Brooklyn can be a stressful event. But it can be turned into a great experience with the help of the right movers in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Renovate Old Doors for a Modern Look & Functionality

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    18 Aug 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Anyone who lives in an old home knows their beauty is exceeded by the number issues that need to be addressed along with functionalities that need to be added. While buying a modern home just for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • How to Choose a Roman Shade

    Melina Divani
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Shades and blinds allow you to dress your windows in a neat, uncluttered manner, control the amount of light that gets into a room, and enjoy unobstructed outdoor views when need be. Roman Shades are a practical choice of window treatment, providing light filtration, insulation, and privacy. In addition to fulfilling these needs, Roman Shades add vibrancy, texture and color to a bland room, converting it into an amazing space. Your choice in shades is mostly dependent on the location of your windows, the type of light that they let in, and the views through them. Other than this, it is…
  • 10 Glamorous Bedroom Ideas

    Melina Divani
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Glamorous bedroom décor blend chick ideals with functionality, individuality, together with textures, colors, and patterns. Luxurious furniture, embellished fabrics, and gorgeous light fixtures are key to creating a knock-out glamorous bedroom look. Golden hues, vintage furniture, unique objects, and stunning wall décor are glamorous bedroom furnishing ideas that look and feel dramatic and stylish. Vintage and antique furniture, modern styles in various materials like chrome, accent pieces, dramatic colors, all will give you that glamorous look you want to achieve. Image: Tara Dudley 10 HOT…
  • De Havilland Loft Fit-Out

    Melina Divani
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:54 am
    De Havilland Loft Fit-Out  by F&M. The De Havilland Building is a 1930s factory that was used to manufacture aircraft parts. It was designed by Sir Owen Williams, one of Britain’s foremost architects of the period. The sensitive restoration by Hollybrook has ensured the building remains an outstanding example of Art Deco architecture.   The unit our client purchased as a shell required careful planning as the existing concrete ribs across the ceiling did not allow for a straight forward mezzanine structure. The result of the refurbishment was so positively received that the…
  • 53 Kitchen Lighting Ideas

    Melina Divani
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:57 am
    Kitchens today are the focal point of the home, and because it is the modern home’s most active area, lighting is crucial. Small kitchens can easily get by with a center light fixture on the ceiling and task-lighting beneath a cabinet. Larger elaborate kitchens require a combination of accent and task lighting. In addition, because kitchens have become more than a place to eat, lights need to be longer lasting and multi-functional in order to create an idyllic atmosphere for various activities and to prevent accidents and eye-strain. While upgrading your kitchen, you may have the means…
  • Beautifully Decorated Country House In Sussex

    Melina Divani
    22 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Beautifully Decorated Country House In Sussex, UK, by Helen Green Design. Helen Green Design is a comprehensive design studio synonymous with the creation of beautifully crafted interiors. Pushing boundaries and exploring new techniques, the studio concentrates on the complexities of a project from the core outwards, giving every layer equal attention. With an emphasis on architectural detail, design innovation and the creation of new unique textural combinations, Helen Green Design continues to advance artistically while staying true to the design ethos of liveable luxury.
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  • How to Harmonize Mish Mashed Furniture at Home

    Author
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    An average- and below-average salaried household do not buy furniture in one go. Many of them can hardly buy personalized furnishings, which are a tad too pricey actually. At any rate, most families try to buy stuff in as they go along and what they can afford at the time being. Similarly, some find eclectic pieces that are too hard to resist and end up buying furniture that do not go well with the rest of the home items. The result would be a stockpile of household stuff in varying designs. But despite having standout or offset pieces, a well decorated home is one with a unified theme. So…
  • 7 Practical Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for Under $150

    Author
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:19 pm
    With the number of vendors that sell affordable home décor items, furniture and fixtures, beautifying a house need not break the bank. So, there’s no more excuse for not making the effort of upgrading your abode. In fact, you can spruce up a home for under $150. Here are some fantastic ideas: Add more kitchen storage Regardless of the size of your kitchen, additional storage will boost its appeal. There should be a few unclaimed walls that can use a few shelves where you can keep extra Chinaware, cookware or utensils. Use decorative brackets to embellish your new shelves. Try a new paint…
  • Guest Room Essentials – Making Your Space Welcoming Enough

    Author
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    To be a perfect host, one must have a cozy, private space for guests to stay. Not all guest room, however, are exactly that – welcoming. Some are too spacious and lonely in that it makes guest feel separated, some are too cramped in that it makes guest feel uncomfortable. Well, here are some of the essentials for a welcoming guest room. Comfortable Bed – There’s nothing more welcoming than a comfy bed, complete with fresh linen, soft pillows and a warm blankets. The room may not look like a luxurious hotel room, but a great bed makes it homey and warm enough for comfort. Serving…
  • 5 Tasteful Ways to Decorating with Tie-Dye

    Author
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    Tie-dye cloth has always been associated with the hippy era. But it has recently been making a comeback. What makes today’s tie-dye different from that of the 70’s is that it’s not the usual multi-color t-shirts that date back a few decades ago. Nowadays, tie-dyeing uses an ancient Japanese technique called shibori. Usually, you’ll see it in indigo color set against a white background. Because of this, many designers and homeowners have taken inspiration from it. Here are five tasteful ways to use tie-dye to freshen up your home: Rugs with bold statement A large rug in indigo tie-dye…
  • 4 Ways to Give Pallets a New Lease on Life in Your Home

    Author
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    Shipping pallets may look like junk to you. But a bit of cutting, sanding and painting can turn them into nifty furnishings and home decorations. Here are a few tips on how you can give pallets a second chance at life in your abode: Bed frame There are two ways to do this. One, you can simply stack several pallets under your mattress. You can have a whimsical setup by stringing lights on the underside. For a subdued rustic look, brush a few coats of paint on it. Two, you can nail a few stacks of pallets together, and then suspend everything from the ceiling using large chains. To soften the…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • 10 Must Follow Furniture & Home Accessories Instagram Accounts

    BRABBU
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:21 am
    A trip on the world wide web and we stumble upon some inspirational furniture & home accessories brands on Instagram. The 10 accounts highlighted below consistently feature gorgeous photos with a keen eye toward proportion, lighting and composition — not to mention, of course, their expert-level of knowledge about the items they post. Scroll down to see which furniture Instagram accounts you should be following to get a daily dose of inspiration, education and aesthetics delivered to your feed. RELATED HISTORY: OSCARS 2015 BEHIND THE SCENES – MARK SELIGER INSTAGRAM PORTRAITS FOR…
  • Maison et Objet Paris 2015 Project Awards – Meet the nominees

    BRABBU
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:25 am
    Each year, Maison et Objet Paris organises the Maison et Objet Project Awards, and in the september 2015 edition of the parisienne trade show the same happens again. This international contest rewards the most innovative products presented at Maison et Object Projects, the sector dedicated to high-end architectural solutions. Find below the selection of products for Maison et Objet Paris 2015 September edition at the Project Awards Contest. RELATED HISTORY: WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND TO MAISON ET OBJET PARIS 2015 SEPTEMBER EDITION Micro Blade by Atelier Sedab Recessable plaster profiles to…
  • Top 100 UK Famous Interior Designers – Helen Green Design

    BRABBU
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Helen Green Design is one of the most renowned names in the interior design industry and of course, one of the most famous interior designers in UK. Set up by the designer Helen Green, who died in 2012, this practice is now headed by design director Natalia Miyar. She has continued the original ethos of ‘liveable luxury’, while evolving the studio’s approach. ‘The root of my style is clean architectural lines, striking proportion and a layering of materials,’ she says. RELATED HISTORY: TOP 100 UK FAMOUS INTERIOR DESIGNERS – CARDEN CUNIETTI Find below 2 projects of one of the…
  • In these australian projects you will find mid century chairs & contemporary lighting

    BRABBU
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:46 am
    Advertising alert – BRABBU ships worldide. Ego alert – We are everywhere. To prove it we will present you here two hospitality projects in Australia where BRABBU has its pieces, to be more accurate, you will find one of ours mid century modern furniture pieces and one of ours contemporary lighting pieces. RELATED HISTORY: EMIRATES HILLS IN DUBAI PROJECTED BY NIKKI B INTERIORS AND FURNISHED BY BRABBU The first hospitality project is the Prix Fixe Restaurant with interior design by Fiona Lynch Interiors. A first time collaboration between two smart and seasoned operators in the…
  • 6 fall decorating ideas to apply now

    BRABBU
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:06 am
    Fall is coming. And with it, a new opportunity to do a home decor makeover with fall 2015 trends. We went on searching and eventually we found 6 fall decorating ideas to apply now. Update your home with one of these key new fall interiors trends. RELATED HISTORY: BRING COZINESS TO YOUR HOME WITH THESE FALL DECORATING IDEAS 1. Mood Memphis ‘Inspiration for the autumn collection comes from the iconic Memphis design movement,’ says Polly Dickens, creative director at Habitat. Graphic monochrome prints are still going strong, but this season they are given a boost with the addition of…
 
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  • Yellow Home Decor & Lighting You’ll Love

    Reyna.R
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    In a recent post, we featured room images in soft yellow palette. With that lovely color palette in mind, we’ve explored our Arcadian Home collections and discovered these beautiful options for adding warm yellow to your interior and exterior spaces. Enjoy!     Part of the Archive Collection, this handwoven wool rug looks stunning yellow and ivory.     Yellow and cream create a lovely pattern on these chic and stylish decorative accent pillows.     Pale yellow urns with lids and a charming aged look are just right to add warmth and beauty to your home.
  • Buttery Yellow Color Ideas for Your Home

    Reyna.R
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Yellow color palettes for home decor come in many variations from the palest of pale background shades to bright “in your face” wake up hues. Today, we’re sharing one of our favorite yellows, a soft buttery tone that’s warm and inviting while maintaining a quiet elegance. We love this yellow hue on the front door. Don’t you think it says, “Welcome, come in and visit for a while.” Velvet sofas are at the top of many “must have for my home” lists. Color them buttery yellow and they’re even more coveted. Color and texture come together…
  • Pretty Pink Accents for Your Home

    Reyna.R
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    Are you ready to give your interior spaces a refresh? Longing for a touch of color in your neutral living room? How about a little pattern and texture underfoot? We’ve got you covered with home decor accessories, footstools, lighting and a soft stripy rug for the floor–all in pretty pink hues you’ll love. A little extra storage is always welcome. When it comes in the form of a tufted pink ottoman, well that’s just icing on the cake. Pink and brown are beautiful in these square pillows with a much sought-after Ikat pattern. Wool and cotton are combined to create a most…
  • From Living Rooms to Outdoor Spaces: Decorating with Pale Pink

    Reyna.R
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    Those who love pink in all its appealing shades are always happy to see that there is no shortage of images of pretty pink rooms to be found online. Lately, we’ve been noticing lots of pale pink home decor both indoors and out. We hope you will enjoy seeing some of our favorites: Pink around the pool can be fabulous, but who knew how stunning a pink wall could be? A single pale pink pillow is awesome on a navy blue sofa, bringing a spot of serenity amongst bold color and pattern. We don’t often think rustic when we envision pink painted wood. But, this aged pink finish seems just…
  • Outside the Box: Infuse Your Home with Fun & Personality

    Reyna.R
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    We think it’s time to add fun and personality to your interior spaces. Make a bold statement with color, pattern, wall art or unexpected accessories. It’s a great way to express yourself, wake up rooms and make your home the one that everyone wants to visit and you family can’t wait to return to at the end of the day. Sound like fun? See what we mean: In this central hallway, color shines. A colorful gold-framed painting is hung against a wall covered in wide horizontal stripes above a brilliant vignette of chartreuse and turquoise. This oversized pelican print brings fun…
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    Bright Ideas

  • How the Passive House is Setting the Standard for Energy-Efficient Homes

    Wendy Weinert
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:56 pm
    We all do our best to cut down on cooling and heating costs, whether that means bundling up in the winter, investing in insulated curtains for our windows or installing a ceiling fan in the bedroom. No matter how hard we try, however, our utility bills still seem to skyrocket during the hottest and coldest months of the year. This is simply how it works, and many of us have come to accept high electric and energy bills as a fact of life. But what if I told you it didn’t have to be this way? I recently stumbled upon an article about the passive house (PH), which seems to be the solution…
  • The Coolest New Trends in Home Office Design

    Wendy Weinert
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:26 pm
    In today’s digital age, working from home is becoming more and more common. And why shouldn’t it be? The option to work from home gives employees more flexibility, and it also allows them to choose their work environment. No longer do these people have to stay confined to the same dull cubicle for 40 hours a week. If you’re one of the lucky working people who gets to do their work from home, take advantage of this opportunity to design a home office that you love. These cool, new home-office trends are a refreshing change from the drab cubicles you’ve had in the past.
  • Best Root Beer Float Recipes for Adults

    Annie Talajkowski
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:18 pm
    In honor of National Root Beer Float Day we compiled a round up of our favorite frosty recipes from around the web. These boozy floats turn a fun childhood treat into something for adults to indulge in and enjoy. Grab a chilled mug, your favorite root beer and get ready; you might just want to try them all! 1. Heavenly Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float Image and recipe courtesy of Heather Christo   Heavenly Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float Ingredients: 4 teaspoons vanilla paste 8 ounces bourbon 1 pint vanilla ice cream 3 bottles good quality root beer, chilled Instructions: In 4 chilled…
  • How to wash your pillows

    Wendy Weinert
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    You regularly wash your pillow cases and sheets every week or two, but what about the actual pillows? Some people assume that just washing the sheets is enough or that pillows can’t be washed, but neither of these assumptions are true. Like sheets, pillows can become smelly, full of dust mites and just simply dirty! While you don’t have to wash them weekly or even monthly, you’ll find that washing pillows twice a year is enough to keep them fresh and clean. Here are some tips to keep in mind. Check the label Not all pillows can be machine washed, so it’s important to…
  • History of Light – Infographic

    Our Library
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Let there be light! If only it were that easy. A lot of brainpower and thousands of years got us to where we are today. Light has never been more efficient and effective. Each new light source builds on the last and the industry continues to grow and evolve. We don’t yet have our hoverboards or flying cars, but when it comes to light, we’ve come a long way, baby. Share History of Light Image on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below
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  • Top Selling Granite Transformations Glass Mosaic Tile Colors Revealed

    caitlink
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    I’m sure you’re excited to find out what the top-selling mosaic tile colors are from Granite Transformations – see below. The top-selling Granite Transformations glass mosaic tile colors are:   #1. 160       #2. 161       #3. 238       #4. 152       #5. 270       #6. Liberty Onyx       #7. Metropolis Opal       #8. Metropolis Buxy       #9. Metropolis Bronzite     Planning a remodel soon? Check out our broad range of glass mosaic tile products for you to…
  • The Results Are In from the Fourth Annual “Houzz & Home 2015 Survey”

    caitlink
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    If home renovations are on your radar in the near future, we thought you would enjoy hearing about the latest findings of the fourth annual Houzz & Home 2015 Survey, specifically the Houzz Renovation Considerations Index. Over 260,000 homeowners and renters around the world shared their views on renovation projects they worked on in 2014 and their plans for 2015. The index tracks the level of importance that homeowners assign to eight commonly cited renovation considerations, including: design, functionality, resale value, energy efficiency, costs, health, sustainable materials and smart…
  • What Kitchens Might Look Like in 10 Years

    caitlink
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
    When we think of food, feelings of comfort or joyful gatherings with family and friends typically come to mind. We’ve grown accustomed to our modern kitchens and how we cook, prepare and store our food. Well – hold on to your seat as we show you how IKEA sees kitchens of the future. You will be intrigued. In collaboration with IDEO (an international design and consulting firm), along with design students from Sweden and the Netherlands, an 18-month long study resulted in Concept Kitchen 2025 – an exhibition at IKEA Temporary in Milan, Italy. The exhibition is a look into the future of…
  • Highlights from Vern Yip’s Presentation at the 2015 Granite Transformations Convention

    caitlink
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Granite Transformations holds an annual franchise convention that is used as a platform for the franchise network to discuss new ideas and trends in the home remodeling industry, share strategies, network and celebrate success. At every convention, there is typically a keynote speaker, and at this year’s convention, it was celebrity designer Vern Yip. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the key design trends that he predicts for the very near future. Vern Yip was the star of TLC’s Trading Spaces, NBC’s Home Intervention, and more recently, he starred in his own HGTV…
  • Top Selling Granite Transformations Countertop Colors

    caitlink
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m sure you’re excited to find out what the real top-selling countertop colors from Granite Transformations – see below! Enjoy! Drum roll please, and the top-selling colors are:   #1. Perla Di Modena – Granite         #2. Royal Ivory – Recycled Glass         #3. Terra Di Siena – Granite         #4. Terra Ombra – Granite         #5. Bianco Modena – Granite         #6. Gardena – Granite         #7. White Star – Recycled Glass       #8.
 
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    HomeDecorDesigns.com

  • An Interview With Michael McHale

    Vidya Sudarsan
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Share on Tumblr Hello, everyone! Recently, I had an opportunity to interview Michael McHale, who is revolutionizing the way people think about their lighting. Michael is currently working on his Matrix collection, doing all of the lighting for a new restaurant in Istanbul, and is close to finishing a hotel project in London’s Convent garden. [...] The post An Interview With Michael McHale appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: My Interview With FloorCoverings International Sparkling Lights Outdoor Lighting – Beautiful Landscapes! Crystal Chandeliers in Kitchens
  • PocketDisc – Simple Colorful Fun

    Vidya Sudarsan
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Share on Tumblr Hello, everyone! It’s slightly more than a week since I returned back from Chennai, India. I have had the worst jet lag after my return. My body was totally disoriented due to the time zone changes. I’m so glad it’s over now and happy to be blogging again. This page is about a [...] The post PocketDisc – Simple Colorful Fun appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Simple Spring Decorations Colorful Indian Homes A Colorful Party Colorful Kitchen!
  • South Indian Temple Architecture

    Vidya Sudarsan
    9 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
    Share on Tumblr Hello, everyone! We have just another week in Chennai before returning back to the Bay Area, Califonia. I thought you might enjoy the unique architectures and styles of the beautiful South Indian Hindu temples we have been visiting. The temples I have showcased in this blog post were typically built with stone [...] The post South Indian Temple Architecture appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Oonjal – Wooden Swings in South Indian Homes Colorful Indian Homes Traditional Indian Homes Inside Indian Celebrity Homes 
  • Kolam – Combining Art And Geometry

    Vidya Sudarsan
    6 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Share on Tumblr I’ve another interesting page on patterns. All you have to do is stroll through villages in South India just before the break of dawn, and you will see women creating pretty patterns in front of their houses. These patterns are called “Kolam” and they go on the ground. Typically coarsely ground rice powder [...] The post Kolam – Combining Art And Geometry appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Henna Patterns My Blog, In The News – FurnishMyWay A Room To Powder Your Nose
  • Henna Patterns

    Vidya Sudarsan
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:48 am
    Share on Tumblr My next page is on Indian henna designs, also known as “Mehandi”, which is very popular especially among Indian women. Henna’s history is hard to track and I believe this art has been around for at least 5000 years. The patterns vary from religion to religion but the motive is the same [...] The post Henna Patterns appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: World of Patterns – Retro/Funky Style World of Patterns – Ikat World of Patterns – Retro/Funky Rooms
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • Hot Trend: 20 Tasteful Ways to Add Stripes to Your Kitchen

    Sherry Nothingam
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Stripes – they are not as simple and straightforward as they seem and surely bring a whole lot of excitement to any room they adorn. Whether you love those thick horizontal stripes that almost seem like creative artwork or the classic vertical stripes that bring a sense of drama and luxury when used right, there is no doubt that stripes are once again back in fashion. This is especially true in contemporary homes where neutral backdrops and unassuming decor often hold sway. Colorful stripes bring excitement laced with sophistication and an air of exclusivity.Stripes in the kitchen were…
  • 15 Elegant Ways to Decorate with Lace

    Elise Moreau
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    When you think of lace, you might also think of wedding dresses, sheer window treatments, or your grandmother’s doilies. I know I do. But I never could have imagined how versatile lace really can be if you just use a little imagination. For a truly elegant decorative look that’s not overly feminine or frilly, check out some of these incredibly creative ideas for using lace all around your home.From the Ceiling to the FloorThere are lots of ways you can dress up a bland ceiling, but if you’re looking for something more subtle than a big mural, a skylight, or a bold color…
  • Scorpios: Greek Paradise Reveals a Cycladic-Infused Gateway to the Aegean Sea

    Sherry Nothingam
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    There are stunning resorts and idyllic escapes across the planet that promise a holiday of a lifetime. And then there are those that take the experience to an entirely new level by combing soothing relaxation with a hip nightlife and bringing together the very best of both worlds. Located on the glamorous Greek island of Mykonos, Scorpios is one such magical retreat that transports you into a carefully constructed world of rustic chic beauty and Cycladic design which transcends eras. Designed by Lambs&Lions, this unique entirely hangout is different from anything else that Greece has to…
  • Shower Power: Unforgettable Designs to Wash Away Your Cares

    Kate Simmons
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    There’s nothing like washing the worries of the day away in the shower. The only thing better? Washing the worries of the day away in a designer shower! Today’s featured showers are so luxurious, they’ll inspire you to go all out in your next bathroom remodel. And if you’re on a budget, they just might inspire a little design refresh in your own powder room. Check out the grand features and small details in the images below. Let them wash over you like a fine mist…Terrific TileThis first group of showers celebrates the beauty of tile! And this modern shower…
  • Breathtaking Bachelor Pad: High-End Luxury Envelopes Loft Apartment in Kiev

    Sherry Nothingam
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
    The design of a lavish bachelor pad throws up design challenges that are distinctly different from those encountered in an opulent family home. Perched atop a brand new skyscraper that is nestled in the heart of Kiev, this sensational loft apartment spread across 155 square meters is truly world class in every sense of the word. Designed by the creative duo of Igor Martin and Olga Novikova from MARTINarchitects, it leaves you speechless with mesmerizing use of contrasting textures a seamless blend of refined contemporary ambience and industrial flair and an ambiance that is absolutely fitting…
 
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    Decor Girl

  • Don’t Be Afraid To Go To Bed Bold

    Decor Girl
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Bedrooms are for sleeping.  Bedroom decor should promote rest and relaxation. However, this does not mean the bedroom walls need to be void of any interest.  A creative, and inexpensive way to deal with boring bedroom walls are with big … Read More
  • Time To Trim Up Your Interiors

    Decor Girl
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    One of the grandest details one can use to enhance drapery, furniture or interior areas in need of highlighting is fabric trim. Read More
  • Walls: Are You Afraid Of Color? Here’s The Fix

    Decor Girl
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Here is how to break through the fear of wall color and how to get it right the first time. Read More
  • Roadmap To Interior Color Scheme Success

    Decor Girl
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Create a roadmap for interior design of a home with the color key as the starting point and your home will be gorgeous. Read More
  • 10 Best Ways To Travel And Decorate

    Decor Girl
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Great interior design ideas can be found on vacation. Let your travels be your personal look book of ideas for color schemes, furniture, tile and much more. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: jatoba

    Nicola
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:35 am
    The tree from which jatoba hardwood is sourced has many names. Its Latin, or botanical name is Hymenaea Courbani but it is more commonly known as the Brazilian Cherry, not for any resemblance to the usual cherry tree but for its rich cherry red colour.  Resistant to rot and most insect infestation, the jatoba tree originates from Central and South America and the West Indies and can reach an impressive height of 130 feet. The wood it produces ranges beautifully in colour from a light orangey-salmon brown to a darker reddish brown and as it matures will show its darker red heart. Jatoba…
  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: maple

    Nicola
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Hardwood flooring represents an important investment in your home and it’s important to make the right choices. To help you select the hardwood flooring that will suit your home and your lifestyle, we’re continuing in our series of factsheets, with a look at maple hardwood. A versatile, durable hardwood Maple trees aren’t just good for producing syrup. In fact, maple has been the wood of choice for furniture makers since colonial times, offering possibilities like musical instruments, fine furniture and, of course, flooring. Hard maple is often known as sugar maple, and as…
  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: walnut

    Nicola
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:53 am
    Walnut hardwood flooring is an incredibly hardwearing and durable choice, adding a touch of classic elegance to your home whilst also adding considerable value to your property. Walnut has a natural rich, dark colour in a variety of shades that adds warmth and natural beauty to any room although it can, over time, lighten slightly, which only adds to its character. The natural lines, rings and knots in its structure give a unique and interesting facet to your floor and to add even more interest walnut flooring can be laid in a variety of patterns and styles such as herringbone or wide planks.
  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: Beech

    Nicola
    5 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    For many people with dreams of homeownership, hardwood flooring is seen as a deal breaker. Some people will look for homes that have pre-existing hardwood flooring, while others will want to replace their current flooring with wooden flooring after buying their home. Hardwood flooring gives your home a touch of class, luxury and classic style, as well as adding considerable value to your property, should you ever wish to sell. Homeowners have more choice than ever before when it comes to choosing the right flooring for their home. Continuing in our series of explaining some of the key…
  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: Oak

    Nicola
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    At Just Wood, we pride ourselves on knowing pretty much everything there is to know about hardwood. We’ve spent many years building this knowledge and having it gives us the confidence to give the best possible advice to our customers when it comes to choosing the right hardwood flooring for them. Understanding the properties of different types of hardwood is a major advantage when it comes to choosing which is best for a specific room or home. To help you in your search for the right hardwood, we’ve put together a hardwood flooring factsheet, looking at some interesting facts…
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    Home Stratosphere

  • Artful Travel House by Brain Factory

    longerdays
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:20 am
    Welcome to our gallery showcasing the artfully minimalist Travel House, a home designed by Brain Factory. This home has a unique origin, with an interior design conceived as an emotional journey for the owners. The homeowners are always seeking new places and adventures to explore, and they wanted a home design that would reflect this. To that end, we see a truly unique interior that functions as an evolving journey and nods directly to the love of travel. Upon entering the home, we come across a slim copse of bamboo rising against the ceiling, positioned along an architectural cut adorned…
  • 46 Inspiring Kitchen Lighting Ideas

    longerdays
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring lighting ideas and styles for use in the kitchen! The kitchen is perhaps the most important rooms to have excellent lighting. Kitchens are used for a multitude of activities and most of them require being able to see well – making the lighting choice a pivotal one. Many kitchens wend up using a combinations of light styles to create a bright, inviting environment. Here we have compiled a list of lighting ideas broken into categories for easy navigation: hanging lights, dome lights, rail lighting, recessed lighting, skylights, under counter or under…
  • The Magnificent Paris XX 140m Flat Project by Manuel Sequeira Architectes

    longerdays
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the stunning Paris XX 140m flat by Manuel Sequeira Architectes. Imagine your absolute dream home; what does it look like? Many people do not imagine a flat when they’re dreaming of their luxurious dream home. They see winding staircases and sprawling gardens in the backyard. Unfortunately, in big cities, a large house is becoming less and less of a reality. Instead, we offer the idea that a stunning flat can be all you need and then some. It is absolutely possible for a flat to be your stunning dream home. Manuel Sequeira Architectes has made dream…
  • 37 Striking Dining Rooms By Our Favorite Design Partners

    longerdays
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring designer dining rooms from some of our favorite partners! Dining rooms are great place to gather and enjoy to company of others – but they don’t have to entirely be in there own room. Eat-in kitchens, like the one pictured above from this project by GAO Architects, create a nice, intimate area to entertain a small group of guests or family. Attaching a dining area to a kitchen is another great option! Taking this route is a great choice for those who love to entertain, as it offers the option of interacting with guests even while working in the…
  • 38 Incredible Home Exteriors by Our Very Favorite Designers

    longerdays
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring a wide variety of beautiful home exteriors. We’ve long been proud to feature the homes built by our fantastic and incredibly talented design partners. From modern to incredibly ornate and traditional homes, each designer creates unique homes that are perfectly suited to their owners. Some of the homes in this collection are environmentally friendly, while others are built for utter luxury, sprawling across and dominating the landscape. The above home is a lovely design by LotPlans.com, featuring large windows and easy-to-maintain landscaping. The…
 
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • What to Do When Decorating Projects Stall

    Donna Hoffman
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Let’s say you’re in a groove on your decorating project – got the budget all set, have your eye on a sofa you love….then all of a sudden something stops you or slows you down. How do you get out of it and into the beautiful room that you’ll love? Watch this… The post What to Do When Decorating Projects Stall appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
  • Trendy Fabric Patterns – Don’t Overdo Them!

    Donna Hoffman
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Trends – both interior design and fashion – have a life cycle. The more you see a trend multiply and show up EVERYWHERE, the more you want to control your impulses on it because an over availability everywhere often actually indicates that there is an end in sight. I was at the Philadelphia Design Center working on a project yesterday and took some time to chat with the head of one of the fabric showrooms. I commented about my concern with the proliferation of the wonderful trellis patterns, saying that in another 1-2 years, they will be out. Without  blinking, my…
  • How Important is Color of the Year?

    Donna Hoffman
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Every year, Pantone announces its Color of the Year. In the grand scheme of interior design, how important is it really? Well, it depends on a few things….   About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending…
  • Are You a “Design-aholic?”

    Donna Hoffman
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:42 am
    Donna Hoffman on... You know how today we create our own word hybrids (Brangelina?? Kimye??) instead of sticking to the words that exist in the Queen’s Dictionary? (Hey, I know I’m an American, but stay with me here). Anyway, for fun, I decided to do a few design-related word hybrids myself for this week’s blog post. I will present the word, its definition and then use it in a sentence. Design-aholic. Somebody with too many accessories at their place and with too much time on their hands. “Design-aholics need a support group and meetings.” Décor-whelmed. The state of being so…
  • Are You Making Interior Design Budgeting Mistakes?

    Donna Hoffman
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Does home decorating make you stressed? Budgeting mistakes are the leading cause of discomfort in a project. Avoid these two mistakes and decorating will be fun and easy! For more budgeting advice and to get more control over your interior design project spending, check out www.TheInteriorDesignAdvocate.com. The post Are You Making Interior Design Budgeting Mistakes? appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
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    HomeDSGN

  • House in El Pinar by Nicolas Bechis

    Magaly
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:38 am
    House in El Pinar is a private residence located in Santa Fe, Argentina. It was designed by Nicolas Bechis in 2012 and covers an area of 1,507 square feet. House in El Pinar by Nicolas Bechis: “This single-family housing project is under the cozy atmosphere of Pinar that distinguishes this private neighborhood on the outskirts of the city of Santa Fe. In order to relate closely to the environment to..More...
  • Victor Hugo by Camille Hermand

    Magaly
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:08 am
    Victor Hugo is a private residence located in Paris, France. The home was designed by Camille Hermand in 2014. Photos by: Jennifer SathMore...
  • Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

    Magaly
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Tiny House is a charming home located in Portland, Oregon, USA. It was designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design in 2012. Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design: “This little house is where Jessica and her family have been living for the last several years. It sits on a five-acre property on Sauvie Island, an agricultural island on the Columbia River 15 minutes north of Portland. The house is an..More...
  • Woollahra Residence by Tzannes Associates

    Magaly
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:35 am
    Woollahra Residence is a home located in Sydney, Australia. Completed in 2015, it was designed by Tzannes Associates. Woollahra Residence by Tzannes Associates: “Set on an irregular site with unique site constraints, this new residence is a relaxed and informal family home that embraces its lush garden surrounds. The house is composed of two intersecting volumes arranged to make best use of the sites orientation and outlook. Entry is via..More...
  • Double View House by Architekti Šebo Lichý

    Magaly
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:15 am
    Double View House is a private residence located in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was completed by Architekti Šebo Lichý in 2013. Double View House by Architekti Šebo Lichý: “The family house is located in a steep terrain on a narrow land in a densely built-up part of the town. These conditions have determined the first architectural constraints. On the one hand, this place offers a panoramic view of the city, on..More...
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Apartment with Young Spirit by Ganna Design

    Vania
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:27 am
    The apartment homeowners are a couple that likes to read comics and have a huge collection of it. Their first request to designers of Ganna Design was: “Please help us find a way to hide Comics!” Designers proposed to homeowners surprising solution. Read the rest of Apartment with Young Spirit by Ganna Design originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Sen-su and Sen-to Chairs by Bartoli Design

    Vania
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    The Sen-su and Sen-to chair designs are the outcomes of a research process started with an attitude of great openness that permitted to overcome the constraints: a play of graphic textures that surprises with their unexpected solidity, concealed behind visual lightness. The family will grow with armchairs, lounge chairs and tables. Read the rest of Sen-su and Sen-to Chairs by Bartoli Design originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Allegorical Demonstration of Inner Brightness

    Vania
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow is a painter working mostly with acrylic on canvas. Graduated from Munich Film Academy in 2004, studied Chinese and Japanese traditional painting and calligraphy. Read the rest of Allegorical Demonstration of Inner Brightness originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Small and Modestly Looking Brick House

    Vania
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    This relatively small and modestly looking facade in South London conceals a two-storey house with modernistic decor and sunny, spacious premises. The architects from Phillips Tracey Architects followed the original building (an ex-dentist office) structure preserving the illusion of one-storey volume from street level. Read the rest of Small and Modestly Looking Brick House originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Colorful and Cozy Apartment in Turin

    Vania
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    Colorful and cozy, cheerfully uniting retro and modern elements and hosting three generations under its roof – this apartment, build in early 19tis in Turin, Italy is renovated and rearranged by Andrea Marcante (the founder of Italian office UdA Architetti) and Adelaide Testa. Read the rest of Colorful and Cozy Apartment in Turin originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
 
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    Trendoffice

  • Maison&Objet Sept.2015 - A Glimpse

    trendoffice
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    With only a few days before the September issue of Maison&Objet 2015 we are looking forward to see what new and interesting designs will be presented there. Here below is a glimpse to some of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Young Interior Design

    trendoffice
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    Fresh design suggestions for young people's rooms: Sergey Makhno Architectural Workshop  Covis Table Hoop Speaker by LEXON C'Mere Hand Hook New Silver Window Cling Solar Charger 1800mAh Ribbon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Treat Yourself

    trendoffice
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Warm towels seem like a luxury until you've had personal access to a towel warmer. Towel Warmer Towel Spa Towel WarmerBabys Journey Towel Warmer Nursery Spa Towel & Clothing Warmer Royal Elegance... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fashion borrows from interior design, again

    trendoffice
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:56 am
    wallpaper.comsourceMax Lamb's customised terrazzo marble on the walls, stairs, floor, windowsill at Maison Kitsuné' latest multi-storey outpost in Paris, and - on the clothes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Simple open-plan organization

    trendoffice
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:47 am
    Do you like this type of homes - with open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen in one? I do - and have it at home. I like the possibility to live together and have connection with everyone, I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Colour Palette: 018

    Cat How
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:02 am
    The post Colour Palette: 018 appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • New This Week… Minimalist Foiled Prints by Tom Pigeon

    Cat How
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week on Howkapow we’ve released a series of prints which are calm, considered and composed.  New in from Scottish design duo, Tom Pigeon, we have the Harbour Print Series – inspired by harbours around where the couple live on the East coast; as well as the Sol and Luna Series – inspired by 1980s beach parties. All are beautifully foiled and oh so atmospheric…you can shop the Collection here… The post New This Week… Minimalist Foiled Prints by Tom Pigeon appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • For The Love Of… Bookends!

    Cat How
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    1. Ceramic Dachshund Bookends – Jonathan Adler / 2. Solid Wood Bookends - Marvin Freitas / 3. Dinosaur Bookends - Kate Davison / 4. Victorian Whale Bookends - Anthro / 5. Fox Bookends - Howkapow / 6. Ceramic Whale Bookends - Jonathan Adler / 7. Waka Waka Bookends - Poketo / 8. Black Bike Bookends - Howkapow The post For The Love Of… Bookends! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Colour Palette: 017

    Cat How
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:57 am
    The post Colour Palette: 017 appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • New This Week… Glittery Australian Rope & Toggle Necklaces

    Cat How
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hello Summer! This week on Howkapow we’ve let the sunshine in and are rocking Australian beach vibes with the help of these glittery, shimmery Necklaces from Sydney-based designer Monica Stassi. Named after some of the most iconic of Australia’s beaches (choose from Bondi, Mandalay, Tamarama, Bilgola, Bronte and Byron) you can collect and stack them as you go along! Made from metallic fabrics, cotton and with toggles made from sustainably-sourced Tasmanian Oak Hardwood – you can shop the Collection here…   The post New This Week… Glittery Australian Rope…
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  • Bistro in Prague

    Akvile
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:28 am
    The creatively designed ,Proti Produ’ Bistro is located in Prague, Czech Republic. This trendy looking space was created by the talented Mimosa architekti team. The panel wall behind the counter is made of white perforated plywood. On this decorative plywood wall guests can see the paper roll with daily menu. The network of thin wires going from the switches behind the bar to the hanging lamps above the tables catches the eye of guests. Plywood texture is softly reflected on the stone patterned floor, as well as to the bar counter and individual tables. Also, a golden decoration inside…
  • Coastal House by Centro Stile

    Ieva
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:55 am
    Located in Naples, Florida, this inspiring project was designed by Centro Stile. Lovely brown and white tones dominate in this interior creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere while the industrial details (lighting in the kitchen/living room area and bar stools), rope handrail and wooden paddles add a sense of marine style. It continues throughout the whole house and the wooden platform in kids bedroom which reminds of a deck is a well thought accent and a perfect place for storage as well. I ought to say that the interior is perfect for a seaside home or any home for that matter.
  • Restaurant Kindai by Lien Tran

    Daumantas
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:40 am
    In Japan, the word kindai means the golden days and stands for modernism.  Bright yellow is used as the main focus of the restaurant’s interior. Ceiling lamps make the impression of the stars and above the kaiten bar where chefs prepare fresh sushi, yellow acrylic glass ribbons resemble golden rain.  Horizontal wood paneling of the counters is emphasized by the various lacquers, and gives them a look of being stacked. The black pillars creates a vertical contrast and divides whole place into 3 areas – the bar, the restaurant and the lounge. Found on dailytonic Restaurant…
  • A Retreat House in White

    Ieva
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:07 am
    As the sunniest summer days turn to past, today we decided to share a light and airy retreat house, which definitely sparks a never-ending summer wish. A farmhouse of the eighteenth century has been restored by a talented decorator Julie Hillman. After a reconstruction and a total renocvation, the farmhouse now boasts a collection of sophisticated interior decor elements and a contemporary Scandinavian style. The owner describes, how his family took upon restoring this wonderful home: “Almost every weekend the whole family went because our daughter sat there. So we looked for a…
  • La Condesa Restaurant In Medellín, Columbia

    Daumantas
    22 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    Plasma Nodo has completed this amazing interior design of a new restaurant called ‘La Condesa’ in the city of Medellín, Columbia. The main idea was to combine dining with socialization. The colors, furniture and cutlery have all been chosen to create a welcoming atmosphere. Design presents a rich mediterranean esthetic theme which reflects the offered cuisine. There are three main areas: a lounge that contains comfy sofas; a bar which serves the whole restaurant with sangria and snacks; and a terrace which lets customers to enjoy an evening accompanied different dishes and…
 
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  • Finest tips to keep your modular kitchen organized

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    24 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    A kitchen that provides plenty of work space and enough storage space to de-clutter the surrounding is the dream of many. When everything is in its designated space, it also gets easier preparing, cooking, and cleaning easier and even fun. Modular kitchens of today provide the perfect opportunity to beef up the storage space and The post Finest tips to keep your modular kitchen organized appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Brilliant modular kitchen designs you will absolutely adore! Types of Modular Kitchen Designs Redesign your Kitchen with a Modular Kitchen
  • Brilliant modular kitchen designs you will absolutely adore!

    interior.idea101@gmail.com
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Homeowners looking to renovate or remodel their old kitchen spaces are automatically trying the concepts of modular designing. Modular kitchens across the globe have not just been making the kitchen add to the home décor but also make it extremely functional. It can be said that modular kitchens are meant to make maximum use of The post Brilliant modular kitchen designs you will absolutely adore! appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Types of Modular Kitchen Designs Finest tips to keep your modular kitchen organized Redesign your Kitchen with a Modular Kitchen
  • 10 mistakes which you should never make while designing a modular kitchen

    interior.idea101@gmail.com
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Kitchens are supposed to be the coziest space in your household. A center for activity, this is where a family comes together to eat their meal, discuss their day and have laughs. On occasions when guests and close family friends come over, it is the kitchen that doubles up as the living room with people The post 10 mistakes which you should never make while designing a modular kitchen appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Brilliant modular kitchen designs you will absolutely adore! Redesign your Kitchen with a Modular Kitchen Finest tips to keep your modular kitchen organized
  • 12 Refreshing and Modern Blue Dining Room Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    12 Aug 2015 | 2:02 am
    Most often, homeowners tend to avoid the blue color due to the misconception that this color reflects dark and melancholic ambiance. However, that is obviously a misconception since blue is a perfect color for creating an upbeat dining room with refreshing, cool and charming ambiance. Navy blue, turquoise, teal or pastel, all the shades of The post 12 Refreshing and Modern Blue Dining Room Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Refreshing Blue Dining Room Interior Design Ideas 10 Soothing and Chic Blue Nursery Design Ideas 7 Stylish Dining Room Design Ideas to…
  • 7 Stylish Dining Room Design Ideas to Inspire

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:02 am
    The dining room is the place where you should relaxed and eat your meal with your friends or family. The appearance and the design of the dining room can surely decide and determine the ambiance that is going to prevail in the interior. In order to inspire you and provide you with some cool ideas The post 7 Stylish Dining Room Design Ideas to Inspire appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 12 Refreshing and Modern Blue Dining Room Design Ideas 8 Farmhouse Themed Dining Room Design Ideas 10 Ikea Dining Room Design Ideas for 2015
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  • Tips How To Arrange Living Room That Avoid Traffic and Keep the Beauty

    interiordesignet
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    There are some tips how to arrange living room which will indeed help you to avoid traffic and as well as keep the beauty of your living room. These tips organizing living room may help you to create a living room which is ideally arranged with best way to place the living room furniture and furnishings. First tip is you should think about size. In order to avoid the living room feels too crowded or too empty, draw a fixed layout for the design.   ‘ Then, tips how to arrange living room focus on the space. When you purposely want to have a spacious and open living room style, then…
  • Important Things to Consider from Traditional Living Room Designs

    interiordesignet
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    There are some important things to consider carefully when you want to apply traditional living room designs in your homes. These things determine the result and overall nuance of the living rooms. First is the furniture. Of course that traditional living room design ideas will go with the heavily ornamented living room furniture set which create real elegant and formal look. The furniture pieces and furnishings come with the real craftsmanship that shows quality. Then, next thing to consider from traditional living room designs is the material. Of course in traditional living room, wood…
  • Backyard Landscape Design Ideas That Soothe the Atmosphere

    interiordesignet
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
    You always want to soothe yourself while you are in your backyard and for that, there are backyard landscape design ideas which are perfect to achieve that soothing atmosphere. First is the simple design with subtle terracing. This is one of backyard landscaping ideas which involve various textures on the terraces which give kind of exciting level. The simple bare brick walls which resemble castle like walls give more privacy and enclosure for this backyard. Then, backyard landscape design ideas that which come with wonderfully tiered terraces can be great idea to try. When you want to make…
  • Modern Swimming Pool Design Ideas

    interiordesignet
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Swimming pool is one of the house facilities that you can have in your house. You could choose indoor or outdoor swimming pool based on your house design. The trends of the swimming pool in this year are modern concept. Modern Swimming Pool Design Ideas vary based on the shape design and the material used in the pool. Modern Swimming Pool Design Ideas are provided in many architecture websites and home decoration magazine. You can choose the design based on what you like. Your Modern swimming pool will look wonderful if you combine some material in the design. You could combine some natural…
  • Decorating Living Room Ideas on a Budget

    interiordesignet
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Budget should never be the limitation of finding the decorating living room ideas, only creativity. If you are looking for some easy and quick decorating living room ideas on a budget, then you should learn some of the tips that we are going to discuss. These are only few of the many ways to spruce up the living room without having to spend a lot. Before you start the project, there are things that you can do so to maximize the decorating living room ideas. Simply clean up the clutters in the living room so that you can find the space that you need for the decorations. When you are cleaning…
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  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – August 21

    Emma Harger
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    This week at Lights Online, we showed you how to light a kitchen that has 2 separate islands. Also, we have something fun coming up next month to celebrate National Ceiling Fan Day. Stay tuned! Anyway, since it’s Friday, it’s time to look at 10 awesome design inspirations! Cat walkway house from Dezeen A young couple in East London wanted to improve their home–they effectively weren’t using their ground floor at all because of a bad layout and one room that was not even insulated! They also wanted to consider the two feline occupants of the household and their needs.
  • Lighting Kitchens with 2 Islands

    Emma Harger
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    If you have a kitchen with 2 islands, are currently building one or will soon be moving into a house with one, you might be wondering about some ways to light it properly. The good news is that there are many great-looking and stylish ways to make your kitchen look incredible. Check out some ideas for lighting kitchens with 2 islands and read up on more tips for kitchen lighting at the end, too! Traditional Kitchen by Seattle General Contractors RGN Construction These islands have different uses and, fittingly, they have different lights that nonetheless look very similar. I’d even…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – August 14

    Emma Harger
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:06 am
    This week on Lights Online, we showed you how to change up your style and save money with Dimond lamps. We also collected 10 cool design inspirations, of course, and want to share them with you now! Tiffani Thiessen’s Star Wars nursery from Popsugar Actress Tiffani Thiessen and her husband Brady Smith welcomed a son in July and needed to give him a nursery. Inspiration struck in perhaps one of the most unusual places–a telephone in the shape of Darth Vader. This item belongs to Smith and is part of his collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Thiessen worked with Christiane Lemieux…
  • 13 Dimond Lamps For a Huge Style Impact

    Emma Harger
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:29 am
    Interior designer Cathy Hobbs (we’ve worked with her before) often talks about how simply adding a new lamp or two can create a huge impact in your home without a ton of work or money spent. We obviously agree with this take on the power of lamps and so we would like to offer up 13 (lucky 13!) stylish new Dimond lamps that are sure to turn heads. Even better? All this month, these lamps (along with all other Dimond lamps) are 10% off with the promo code DIMONDLAMPS. Dimond Blue and White Ceramic Table Lamp: This pretty, hand-painted pattern is a nice interpretation of ginger jars and…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – August 7

    Emma Harger
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
    We started a new month, so we also started a spread of great new sales on lighting and decor. You can save money on ceiling fans, luxury lighting, outdoor lighting, lamps and furniture! We also took a look at how glass insulators have taken on a second life as lighting inspiration. As always, we collected 10 cool design inspirations and since it’s Friday, it’s time to share those with you. Pantone Cafe from Wallpaper Pantone has inspired a universe of products, including but most certainly not limited to an entire hotel and the stained glass door we featured last week, and now…
 
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  • Picture This: Custom Printed Mats

    Sandy Henderson
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Custom Printed Mats   If a picture paints a thousand words, imagine how many words a custom printed floor mat can […] The post Picture This: Custom Printed Mats appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Custom Logo Mats – Put Your Brand Where Your Feet Are

    Sandy Henderson
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:20 am
    We’ve all heard the phrase, “Put your money where your mouth is,” but with custom logo mats entrepreneurs have a […] The post Custom Logo Mats – Put Your Brand Where Your Feet Are appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Make an Impression with an Outdoor Logo Rug

    Sandy Henderson
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    One great place to display your logo is in your outdoor space. An outdoor logo rug is a creative way […] The post Make an Impression with an Outdoor Logo Rug appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Create His Dream Man Cave With This One Simple Trick: A Custom Rug

    Sandy Henderson
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Are you turning your basement, shed, or spare room into a man cave? Here at Rug Rats, we create handmade, […] The post Create His Dream Man Cave With This One Simple Trick: A Custom Rug appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Prestige Mills Pueblo Diamond Sisal – The Little Black Dress of Sisal!

    Sandy Henderson
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
     Prestige Mills Pueblo SisalIt’s everywhere! Just pick up a decorating magazine Stark Carpet calls is Natura, but it is the […] The post Prestige Mills Pueblo Diamond Sisal – The Little Black Dress of Sisal! appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • Top Selling Granite Transformations Glass Mosaic Tile Colors Revealed

    caitlink
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    I’m sure you’re excited to find out what the top-selling mosaic tile colors are from Granite Transformations – see below. The top-selling Granite Transformations glass mosaic tile colors are:   #1. 160       #2. 161       #3. 238       #4. 152       #5. 270       #6. Liberty Onyx       #7. Metropolis Opal       #8. Metropolis Buxy       #9. Metropolis Bronzite     Planning a remodel soon? Check out our broad range of glass mosaic tile products for you to…
  • The Results Are In from the Fourth Annual “Houzz & Home 2015 Survey”

    caitlink
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    If home renovations are on your radar in the near future, we thought you would enjoy hearing about the latest findings of the fourth annual Houzz & Home 2015 Survey, specifically the Houzz Renovation Considerations Index. Over 260,000 homeowners and renters around the world shared their views on renovation projects they worked on in 2014 and their plans for 2015. The index tracks the level of importance that homeowners assign to eight commonly cited renovation considerations, including: design, functionality, resale value, energy efficiency, costs, health, sustainable materials and smart…
  • What Kitchens Might Look Like in 10 Years

    caitlink
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
    When we think of food, feelings of comfort or joyful gatherings with family and friends typically come to mind. We’ve grown accustomed to our modern kitchens and how we cook, prepare and store our food. Well – hold on to your seat as we show you how IKEA sees kitchens of the future. You will be intrigued. In collaboration with IDEO (an international design and consulting firm), along with design students from Sweden and the Netherlands, an 18-month long study resulted in Concept Kitchen 2025 – an exhibition at IKEA Temporary in Milan, Italy. The exhibition is a look into the future of…
  • Highlights from Vern Yip’s Presentation at the 2015 Granite Transformations Convention

    caitlink
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Granite Transformations holds an annual franchise convention that is used as a platform for the franchise network to discuss new ideas and trends in the home remodeling industry, share strategies, network and celebrate success. At every convention, there is typically a keynote speaker, and at this year’s convention, it was celebrity designer Vern Yip. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the key design trends that he predicts for the very near future. Vern Yip was the star of TLC’s Trading Spaces, NBC’s Home Intervention, and more recently, he starred in his own HGTV…
  • Top Selling Granite Transformations Countertop Colors

    caitlink
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m sure you’re excited to find out what the real top-selling countertop colors from Granite Transformations – see below! Enjoy! Drum roll please, and the top-selling colors are:   #1. Perla Di Modena – Granite         #2. Royal Ivory – Recycled Glass         #3. Terra Di Siena – Granite         #4. Terra Ombra – Granite         #5. Bianco Modena – Granite         #6. Gardena – Granite         #7. White Star – Recycled Glass       #8.
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • 4 Important Things To Remember When Choosing Your Kitchen Lighting and Range Hood: Barnlight Originals’ Guest Post on Range Hood Inc.

    Alexandra C.
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Have you read our guest post on Range Hood Inc.’s blog? If not, take a look to learn “4 Important Things To Remember When Choosing Your Kitchen Lighting and Range Hood.” The post 4 Important Things To Remember When Choosing Your Kitchen Lighting and Range Hood: Barnlight Originals’ Guest Post on Range Hood Inc. appeared first on Barnlight Originals Blog.
  • Guest Blog Post: Bathroom Lighting Trends

    BarnLight Originals
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Today we get to have Steam Showers Inc. take the floor! We are so happy to have had them author our next guest blog post. Be sure to check out their awesome steam showers and other bathroom products via their link at the end of the post.   While remodeling your bathroom this summer, you’ll be busy browsing for toilets, showers, bathtubs, tile, vanities and more. However, don’t forget how integral and impactful lighting can be on bathroom design. Once you have your bathroom products and colors chosen, it’s just as important to pick the right lighting for your new bathroom remodel.
  • Product Spotlight: Industrial, Vintage, & Barn Chandeliers

    Alexandra C.
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Our product spotlight today is on our barn light chandelier collection. We offer three main categories of chandeliers: barn chandeliers, industrial chandeliers, and vintage chandeliers. Each of these categories has a unique aesthetic, but all of them have a warehouse/old-west charm to them. Barn Chandeliers We offer a variety of barn chandeliers: from the Yuma Moonshiner to the Frontier. Most of our chandelier barn market collection is outlined below. The Yuma Moonshiner Chandelier The Yuma Moonshiner Chandelier profiles a rustic style, perfect for spaces in need of a touch of country. The…
  • Guest Blog Post: Tips for Matching Kitchen Range Hoods and Kitchen Lighting

    BarnLight Originals
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Today we have the special privilege of having Samantha from Range Hoods Inc. share a guest post with us on our blog. She’s going to offer some tips on matching range hoods with kitchen lighting. The stage is yours, Samantha!   When it comes to kitchen décor, there’s an endless array of options at your fingertips, including kitchen cabinets, appliances, paint color, accessories and more. One thing to keep in mind is how your kitchen lighting will complement your kitchen range hood and vice versa. Thank you to Barnlight Originals for the chance to share on this topic. Below,…
  • The Different Shades of Warehouse Lighting

    Alexandra C.
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    Today we’re talking warehouse lighting. Barnlight Originals offers a premier collection of LED warehouse shades that are much like one of Beethoven’s well-known themes and variations. Our Authentic Warehouse Shade is what you could call the theme, and our other warehouse light fixtures—like the Omaha and Derby—are the variations. If you’re unfamiliar with this musicality, let me explain. When it comes to music, variation is a technique composers use when material is repeated but in an altered form. Changes are made to the harmony, rhythm, orchestration, and so forth; but there is…
 
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  • “Aqua Blue Decorating Inspirations”

    Kimberly Edwards
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:38 am
    “Gorgeous Says It All Here! Spectacular Layered Shades Of Blues & Greens, Make This Piece A Stunning Centerpiece! Fabulous For Displaying All Your Collectables” “My Favorite Tip For Your Bedroom, Is To Focus On Your Night Stand! Give It The Attention It Deserves, As Shown Here! This Has All The Ingredients For A Well Decorated Bedside Table!” “The Right Choice Of Wallpaper Can Be Simply Divine, As You Can See Here, With This Rich Mix Of Aqua & Gold Patterned Paper. The Creamy French Inspired Furnitire And Aqua Blue Seat On The Chair Is Contrasted…
  • “Create Yourself A Gallery Wall”

    Kimberly Edwards
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:48 am
    “Mix It Up! Let Your Gallery Wall Show Off Several Types Of Collections, Combine The Vintage With The New” “Love The Drama Here! The Bold Paint Color Really Makes The Artwork Pop! Mirrors Are Excellent Choices For Gallery Walls Because They Reflect Light And Add Demension To A Space” “Stairways & Hallways Are Great Spots For Getting Creative With A Gallery Wall, This Is So Powerful By Using The Same Color Frame Throughout The Collection” “Love This Grouping Over This Desk! Gallery Walls Are Solutions For Where A Space Needs A Focal Point Or More…
  • “Rustic Chic Repurposed Furniture”

    Kimberly Edwards
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:20 am
    “Finding Beauty In Unexpected Pieces, Is Very Satisfying! I Found Myself Very Attracted To This Piece, Love The Pale Blue Contrasted Against The Unfinished Wood” “This Is The Perfect Way To Mix Rustic & Modern Together And Make It All Work! Love The Soft Pastels!” “Zinc Bin Looking Right At Home As Country Kitchen Storage, Loving This Practical & Chic Look!” “Vintage Suitcases Stacked For Night Table Loveliness! Such A Great Idea, That Is Useful & Pretty!” “Ingenious Idea, Repurposing A Crib As Seating For A Hanging Porch…
  • “Entry Halls That Say Welcome Home!”

    Kimberly Edwards
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    “We Should All Be So Lucky To Have This Kind Of Luxury Welcome Us Home! Timeless Beauty With All The Required Necessities, So Inviting!” “Your Entry Way Should Make A Statement, It Should Be A Reflection Of Your Lifestyle. This Is Your Opportunity To Make An Impression!” “Entry Halls Are Great Places To Create Gallery Walls, For Pops Of Color And To Personalize and Add Interest To The Space” “This Speaks To The Artist In Me And Feeds My Love For Shabby Chic Meets Repurposing. Love All The Soft Faded Colors!” “Fresh & Clean Looking…
  • “Creative Summertime Centerpieces”

    Kimberly Edwards
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    “Glorious & Stunning! This Looks So Perfect In A Outdoor Setting, I Want This For My Upcoming Anniversary Celebration!”   “Decadent Alluring Mix Of Purples, Lilac & Pinks. A Summertime Bounty For Your Table!”   “Precious & Yummy Combination! How Playful And Fun, To Pair These Two Visually Desirable Things Together!!   “Nothing Says Summer Or Fresh Better, Then Green & White Mixed With These Natural Elements. The Pots Contrast Perfectly With The Greenery!”   “Delicate Floral & Succulent Mix, Is So Fresh And…
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  • 14 Design Tips for Budget-Friendly Luxurious Bathroom Design

    Shruti Verma
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Sometimes the best part about staying in a five star hotel are its bathrooms. Roomy and luxurious, they pamper the senses and are designed to revive a tired spirit. Good bathroom design is what makes this possible. Here are a few design tips to make your bathroom feel more indulgent.    1. Drapes While picking out curtains to match your living room design don’t forget to pick up some bathroom curtains as well. You could choose to drape it like a normal curtain or even permanently gather it. Choose light fabrics that will not retain moisture and use beads or crystals to trim…
  • Designing your home interiors: Minimalism in Interior Design

    Shruti Verma
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The beauty of minimalist interior design lies in its simplicity. Minimalism can be defined as design which has been rid of all frills and contains only the absolute essential elements. Minimalism isn’t restricted only to interior design and architecture but also can be seen in art and music. Infact, minimalism in the arts began in the 1960s and was first used in the early 20th century to describe a painting done in 1913 by the Russian painter Kasimir Malevich. “Less is more” is the founding principle of minimalist interior design. The idea here is not to completely shun…
  • Bathroom Design: Choosing Bathroom Fittings

    Shruti Verma
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    How difficult can it be to buy a tap? Choosing suitable faucets, shower heads and other such bathroom fixtures are essential to completing the perfect bathroom design. The quickest and most inexpensive way to makeover a bathroom is to change the fixtures. Here’s what you should keep in mind when you select bathroom fixtures.   Finish Image courtesy: allglassshower To make the most of your bathroom design, coordinate all the fixtures such as towel bars, lighting fixtures, faucets, door hardware etc to have the same finish. Choose between popular finishes like chrome, brass,…
  • Top Renovations to Add Value to Your Home

    Guest Author
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Did you know that home improvements could make you money? Yes, though you may have to lighten your pocket initially, in the long run, you can stand to get more than a 100% return on your investment. Here are a few great ideas to add to your home’s value through remodeling.   Kitchen With most people considering the kitchen to be the heart of a home, it is no wonder that kitchen upgrades are at the top of the list when it comes to home improvements that increase a home’s value. High-tech gadgets, matching energy-efficient appliances, trendy new flooring, fancy built-ins…
  • Essential Bathroom Design Measurements

    Shruti Verma
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:20 pm
    The first step an interior designer takes before starting a project is to measure the space. Whether a room is small or big, measurements are key to planning a layout that is efficient and aesthetic. For small bathrooms, every square foot that can be left un occupied will make the room look bigger while in large bathrooms, the layout should be such that all the elements are bound together and do not look isolated. Here are some numbers to keep in mind while planning your bathroom design.   Entrance Image courtesy: classicalist Most internal doors in a house have a standard width of…
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  • Before and After Design in Newton, MA

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Most often, an initial meeting with a perspective client is just that. A meeting to introduce ourselves, explain our services, fee structure, to give them an idea of our design aesthetic, and mainly to see if it’s a good fit for them and for us. Occasionally though, we have an initial meeting where everything aligns, the creativity is flowing and the project has begun! That was the case with our client in Newton. The home has a very long living room connected to the dining room. The owners of the home were at a loss as to the right furniture layout for this room. An artist herself, our…
  • What Exactly is “Transitional” Style?

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Often times when Catherine and I are asked what type of decorating we do or what our design style is, we use the term “transitional.”  Transitional is best described as a blend of traditional and contemporary styles; it is clean, fresh and uncomplicated.  It is where feminine and masculine, straight lines and curves, sophistication and comfort co-exist effortlessly. Transitional Style Interior Design When it comes to the way we execute transitional style, we tend to do it in layers.  We start with a neutral, somewhat monochromatic pallet of fabrics and paint.  Subtle patterns…
  • Collaboration Success – Interior Design in Weston

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    28 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    Catherine and I have been working on a decorating project in Weston for the past two years and it is nearly complete.  It is a bittersweet feeling to finish a project that we have been working on for so long.  It is obviously very gratifying when we are done with the interior decor of a home and the client is beyond happy with the result, as this client is.  However, in this particular case, it is especially difficult to end this project since it has allowed us to be so creative (and girlie;-). Through much of this process, we had to think outside the box.  The design aesthetic of…
  • Balance in Interior Design: Playful and Chic

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Zebras Wall-covering by Scalamandre Catherine and I have always loved the Zebra wall-covering by Scalamandre.  We’ve always said that when I had a home of my own to decorate, a great place to use it would be in the kid’s bathroom.  So, when my husband and I purchased a home in the seaside town of Swampscott on Boston’s North Shore a year ago, it was our first interior design decision.  With the black and white tile floor already in place, it was the perfect setting for this bold, whimsical wall-paper.  Any of the colorways would have worked but I chose the black, white,…
  • In Interior Design, When It’s Right…It’s Right!

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Here at Catherine & McClure Interiors, we have been busy working on the interior design of a Weston, MA residence.  This has been a substantial project which we are finally close to completing.  We are now seeing the fruits of our labor and we could not be happier with the results.  More importantly, our client could not be happier. As a project near completion, and the final elements come together, we have these exciting moments as decorators when the interior design of a particular room and eventually the whole home is just as we imagined – sometimes better. We had one of those…
 
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    Interiors by Jacquin

  • DIY Decor Round-up!

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:58 pm
    This DIY Decor Round-up is packed with unique projects to beautify your home!  I'd love to hear which one of these would you'd like to give a try?  I'm really loving the Copper & Wood Hanging Light (#1) and the Straw Hat Wall Clock (#8), but honestly they all look worth a try.  Nothing like a little do-it-yourself "eye candy" to get you inspired! 1. Copper & Wood
  • Let's Hop Over to Paris!

    23 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    As you all know by now, I love global perspectives so I'm always eager to present the life and style of fabulous bloggers from across the world.  I also love hearing from readers from all over the globe, which always makes my day!  I've been thrilled to find that my international readership is really exploding, so I must give a big thank you to all of the new international readers out there,
  • 8 Ways to Hang A Tapestry at Home... A How-To

    21 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    If you own a tapestry that needs hanging, or are planning to buy one, I guarantee you one of these 8 methods will work for displaying your tapestry as lovely wall art.  I give you step by step instructions, so this is definitely a post you'll want to save.  Just pin it!  (Insert Nike swoosh here lol) Before we get into the details, I should tell you that Interiors by Jacquin blog is up for an
  • Stunning Geometrics in Design - Inspiration for your Home

    18 Aug 2015 | 1:27 pm
    I've spotted some really unique rooms featuring geometrics that I thought you'd enjoy too.  These rooms are just so special that nearly all of them have given me new ideas of additions I'd like to add to my own home.  For starters, how fabulous are these chairs!?  (below)  After seeing these two beauties, I have a few furniture design ideas that I'm eager to get down on paper.  Time to start
  • Globetrotting in Style - Dallas!

    15 Aug 2015 | 8:46 pm
    So I mentioned that I have an announcement this weekend and here it is.  I'm introducing a NEW series today titled "Globetrotting in Style"!  This series will follow bloggers on their excursions while sharing their favorite activities in a city, along with a taste of their personal style.  I'm looking forward to showcasing my own travels as this series develops, as well.   In other news, I moved
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    Raising The Unknown

  • Companies Giving Away More Than Pens and Mugs for Corporate Gifts

    11 Aug 2015 | 12:25 am
    It is certainly not easy to choose unique corporate gifts that will be appreciated by everyone. However, giving the right gifts to employees and clients can establish an emotional bond with the company that will reap benefits in the future, rather than handing out cold cash that could fly away in seconds. Find out what these companies gave as corporate gifts to celebrate and thank the creativity and passion of their employees!BuzzfeedBuzzfeed is popularly known for its engaging content—mostly lists and quizzes that are humorous, compelling, and intriguing at the same time, targeted towards…
  • Avoid These Gift Giving Blunders When Travelling to Different Countries

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:22 am
    Oftentimes, we can’t help but give gifts to our friends, colleagues, hosts, or clients when visiting them in another country as a warm gesture; but we must be aware that it is much more complex than it seems. Singapore corporate gifts could range from cash, to gadgets, to old school mugs and pens. However, in other countries, each of these little things might create a positive or negative connotation, and you surely want to be careful to create the most positive impression. Finding the best corporate gifts supplier who understands culture is a challenge, but if done right, can create a…
  • Quick Points To Consider When Choosing A Family Holiday Destination

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Holidays are here again. Classes are almost out and your kids will be at the house all-day for weeks and what better way to spend it with them but to go on a vacation trip with the whole family. Problem is you can’t decide on where to go. Here are some points to decide on that holiday destination. First thing to consider is “What do you guys want to do?” Do you want to go on shopping galore travel? How about trips to the sandy beaches or how about visits to some theme parks or zoos? These are essential questions for parents planning to get a family holiday package. Consider the…
  • Are You Mobile Ready? 7 Reasons Singapore Businesses Should Be. Pun intended.

    23 Jun 2015 | 12:17 am
    In mobile-first markets such as Singapore, it would do well for local businesses to optimise their websites for mobile. However, a vast majority of businesses have yet to improve their web pages for reasons unknown. For brands who are still on the fence about designing a mobile ready website, here are the top five reasons why you should.1. Mobile-Friendly Sites Benefit Local BusinessesWith the increasing number of people going mobile, it should come as no surprise that majority of these users utilise their smartphones to find information on local businesses.  If you have a local store, any…
  • aros: “Jln Angin Lau” House Project in Singapore

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:58 pm
    aros: “Jln Angin Lau” House Project in Singapore
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    Mosaik Design » Mosaik Design | Beautifully updating Portland homes

  • Make Your Home a Happier Place with These Design Tricks

    Erin Davis
    6 Aug 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Can the state of your home make you feel happy, calm, and improve your mood? We’ve written blog posts about how different paint colors make you feel. We’ve even written about the psychology of interior design. What we haven’t done yet is talk specifically about happiness. Let’s look at a few design tricks you can use to […]
  • Home Remodeling Projects You’ll Have to See to Believe

    Erin Davis
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    We would like to show you some of our recent remodeling projects, including a gorgeous 1920’s Arts and Crafts home, as well as a mid-century kitchen and an industrial chic basement. But we’re not just going to show you the finished product, we’re going to look at how things were before the remodeling work began. […]
  • How to Feng Shui Your Home

    Erin Davis
    28 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    Feng shui (“fung shway”) is the ancient Chinese art of arranging your home so environmental elements are balanced, which will supposedly bring you good luck. (It’s Chinese for “wind water.”) Some are dismissive of it. Advice like, “To attract more money, keep the stove clean” doesn’t help, either. But others take feng shui very seriously. […]
  • 5 Kitchen Upgrades with the Most Bang for Your Buck

    Erin Davis
    1 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    “Show me the kitchen!” Ever burst into an open house and shouted this? OK, you were probably a bit more restrained, but most of us feel this way. After all, kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms to home buyers. If a house looks great but has an outdated kitchen, buyers won’t […]
  • The Best Paint Colors for Every Room in the House

    Erin Davis
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Have you ever lost sleep over paint chips? Scrutinized a paint swatch in morning, afternoon, and evening light? Picked a paint color, only to second-guess yourself? Then you know how hard it is to choose paint colors. I wish I could tell you the perfect color for every room. But as color psychologist Angela Wright […]
 
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    EMFURN - Elite Modern Furniture Blog

  • The Definitive Guide to Home Staging and Maximizing Your Profit

    Danny Sattar
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:57 pm
    If you had the chance to make thousands of dollars and reduce your stress level at the same time, wouldn't you jump at it? That's exactly what staging your home for sale can do for you. According to the Christian Science Monitor, staging can increase the selling price of your home anywhere from 7-20%. Many real estate agents recommend staging and there are now certified home stagers to help you earn top dollar on your house sale. The professionals can either be hired for consultation or to do the work for you. But if the idea is to save money, why not do the work yourself? The key to…
  • Retro Modern Vintage Decor: Designer Furniture by Arne Jacobsen

    Danny Sattar
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    Vintage Retro Modern Décor: Overview Retro modern vintage décor means different things to different people. There are the people who collect Mid Century Modern retro décor from the 1950s through the 1970s and there are others who are not interested in the vintage of their retro modern décor. These people want to have the streamline and atomic appearance of the Mid Century décor pieces without the vintage and the hunt. The mid century modern designers, who had such an influence on the design and style of that era, were concerned about style and design. In addition, they were very…
  • 30 Ways The Barcelona Chair can Change Your Home

    Danny Sattar
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Thinking about buying the Barcelona Chair but not sure how it'll look inside your home? The Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe is the original mid century modern furniture classic. Designed in 1929 for the German pavillion in Barcelona, Spain, this beautiful and timeless beauty can completely revamp your decor with its eternal design. If you're still on the fence about getting one for your home, perhaps the images below will inspire you. Enjoy!
  • Choosing Accent Chairs For Your Guest Room

    Danny Sattar
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Redecorating a room can transform it from bland to amazing just by adding a few touches, changing a color scheme or introducing a new fabric or design to the room. Guest rooms should be inviting and comfortable for your visitors. There is no need to redecorate an entire room for your guest. Instead, bringing in a few changes, such as an accent chair, can give the room an entirely different look and feel. Tips on How to Choose Accent Chairs for a Guest Room When choosing guest room accent chairs, you want them to fit into the theme that is already placed in the room. Accent chairs come in all…
  • Selecting Furniture for Your Modern Home

    Danny Sattar
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:51 pm
    When designing your modern style home, you may wonder how to go about selecting furniture to go with it. Be careful that you don't confuse modern with contemporary furniture. Understanding the spirit of the society during a particular style's period is important when it comes to designing with that particular style. In this article, I would like to take a look at the characteristics of both Modern and Mid-Century Modern furniture. A new age began after World War I, when the rise of industry and technology brought about radical changes in society that were reflected in modern design. People…
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    DudeLiving

  • A Lamborghini for Under $4,000?!

    Eric Pangburn
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Source A Lamborghini for under 4,000 dollars? That sounds like something you only find in dreams! Well here’s a thought to kill the rest of your day: close but no cigar. You see, a company called CARKITINC has created a kit to apply over a regular car to make it look like one of the strongest super cars on the market (from the outside at least). Jackie Johnson, the creator of this modification, was apparently inspired when first noticing the price of a stock Lamborghini. That’s where the body mod comes in. With needed adjustments to the face of the car you want to alter, but…
  • Engineer builds futuristic man cave- and it’s astounding!

    Eric Pangburn
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
      His name is Jono Williams, and he sees the world a bit differently to everyone else. While he is a trained plastics engineer and graphic designer, he has over the past few years put his mind to architecture, building and painting instead! Williams, who is centered in the northern part of New Zealand, has built what has been dubbed the “Skysphere” and it is the stuff sci-fi movies are made of. The Skysphere is a high tech and futuristic tree house, and is surrounded by nature in an ironic statement.     The Skysphere includes plenty of high-tech goods to get any guy…
  • Have a vacation at home with these interior design ideas

    Ibropalic
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Home Decor and Interior Design Ideas any Guy will brag about   Modern architecture, interior design and just plain genius, this list is enough to get you ripping into your nearest man cave emporium! These amazing ideas have gone viral on the internet, and now you can use them as inspiration in your own home. One thing is for sure, if our homes looked anything like this, we would never want to go on vacation. Why would you? Your own home is now the better heaven!    Best Home Decorating and Design Ideas 2015  Outsides now indoors?    Having the sand between your toes. Source…
  • Mid Century Modern Interior Design 101

    Eric Pangburn
    10 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    The New Trend of Mid-century Modern Interior Design   If you’ve been following the developments in interior design and decoration for a while, you may have noticed the growing popularity of mid century furniture. It is easy enough to notice the shift towards more traditional furniture of decades past; you only have to see a couple of TV shows or leaf through a few interior decorating magazines to realize that mid century furniture is coming back in a big way. Furthermore, a search of the product lines of practically any online furniture retailer’s site will likely call up several…
  • Concrete and Steel are Making a Comeback in Interior Design

    Eric Pangburn
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Interior Design Ideas: Using Concrete and Steel Concrete and steel began gracing the architecture world since as early as 1853. It was so wildly conventional that it is still even used today for building framework and foundations! But as times became more modern, these materials stopped being used in interior design. People preferred mahogany, glass, even giant legos over the drab-looking concrete. It seemed as its time had run out. Until today. Using Concrete in Interior Design     However architects and designers from around the world have turned concrete and steel into interior…
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    Ultimate Home Ideas » Ultimate Home Ideas

  • 51 Awesome Living Room Centerpiece Ideas

    Shahana
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Wouldn’t you want your living room to look glamorous by focusing your guest’s attention towards some attractive focal point at the center? By center, we mean the coffee or console table that is placed right in the middle of a seating and hogs all the limelight when people come calling over. Today, we are presenting [...] The post 51 Awesome Living Room Centerpiece Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 20 Inspirational Tips For Maximizing Space In Small Bathrooms

    Shahana
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Small bathrooms need not necessarily look cluttered up and boring when you follow these amazing 20 tips that will help you maximize space in your small bathing chamber. With simple tips or ideas presented below, we are sure that you will save ample space in your bath area and lend it a bigger look, a [...] The post 20 Inspirational Tips For Maximizing Space In Small Bathrooms appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Creative Sports Bedroom Ideas For Boys

    Shahana
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Do you have boys in your family and are deciding on what would feature in their bedroom? If so, here’s presenting before you the top 50 sports bedroom ideas for boys that will offer you a large gamut of choices and make your life simple! Unlike girls, where we can portray and display a number [...] The post 50 Creative Sports Bedroom Ideas For Boys appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 55 Cool Entertainment Wall Units For Bedroom

    Shahana
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Are your bedrooms in dire need of smart and cool entertainment wall units? If you think you must make amends to the way your TV wall units look, I am pretty sure you have come to the right place! A TV wall unit is so much more than just a plain looking stand where you [...] The post 55 Cool Entertainment Wall Units For Bedroom appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Modern Kitchen Bar Stool Ideas

    Shahana
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Hey readers! Today, we are showcasing some cool kitchen bar stool ideas that will change the look of your kitchens. A kitchen is one of the most intimate places in a house where you spend quality time with your family, eating and talking with each other. Hence, when it comes to kitchen bar stools, you [...] The post 50 Modern Kitchen Bar Stool Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
 
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    ProFlowers Blog

  • The Best Plants for Improving Air Quality

    Erica Daniels
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    The air you breathe indoors may not be as healthy as you think. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, organic chemicals commonly found in your … Read MoreThe post The Best Plants for Improving Air Quality appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Computer Love: 3 Romantic Wallpapers to Download

    ProFlowers
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:44 am
    Be inspired to love boldly, every day, with one of these gorgeous red-rose wallpapers.The post Computer Love: 3 Romantic Wallpapers to Download appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • The 30 Day Relationship Challenge

    ProFlowers
    5 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    When in a relationship, it’s only natural that you experience some bumps in the road. Maybe you’ve hit the end of your “honeymoon phase.” Maybe … Read MoreThe post The 30 Day Relationship Challenge appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Summer Love: 10 Ways to Love Boldly

    ProFlowers
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    We know a thing or two about romance, and we’re letting you in on a little secret: all she wants, from you, is to be … Read MoreThe post Summer Love: 10 Ways to Love Boldly appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • History and Meaning Behind Red Roses

    ProFlowers
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Red Rose not only carries more meaning than many other color roses, it is also one of the most universal of all symbols.The post History and Meaning Behind Red Roses appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
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    SofaSofa Blog

  • 11 Ways to Introduce Feng Shui into Your Home

    21 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    With the summer holidays sadly drawing to a close, why not embrace the new season approaching and make a fresh start by introducing feng shui into your home? While it might sound more like your favourite takeaway dish, feng shui is actually an ancient Chinese system that teaches you how to improve your interior design. The main idea is that you can that create more balanced, relaxing and attractive living spaces by paying attention to the energy that is given off by each room. If you think it all sounds a bit complicated, we promise it isn’t! Read on for our eleven simple steps to…
  • Striped Sofas

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:40 am
    Can you remember stripes ever being out of fashion? Us neither! The humble stripe is a classic motif that’s loved by both the clothing world and the interior design industry, and we can’t see it ever falling out of favour. Investing in a striped sofa is a great way to provide interest to your living space. And if you were wondering just why you should choose a striped sofa, well, here are a few answers to that question!   4 reasons to choose a striped sofa   1. Striped sofas work in both traditional and modern spaces Because the stripe is such a classic design, it will look…
  • 10 Tips for Decorating a Rental Home

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    These days, with house prices remaining pretty high, many of us are choosing rental accommodation over owning our own house. According to the Office for National Statistics, there were 8.3 million homes being rented in England and Wales in 2011 – that’s roughly a third of the households available in those areas. But when your home isn’t actually your own, is there really anything you can do to decorate it? Well, yes, actually. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite tips that we’ve gleaned during our time in rented homes – ready to get decorating?   1. Add free standing…
  • 7 Things Every Home Should Have

    21 Jul 2015 | 2:07 am
    Does your home feel like it’s missing something? You’ve followed all of the interior design rules, but there still seems to be something out of place that you can’t quite put your finger on? Read on, dear friends, because it may be in this list. And if your home is already awesome, read on anyway, as you might be able to make it even more awesome. And who doesn’t want that? Of course, all you really need in your house are basics like a functioning bathroom, a microwave and a bed. But for your house to feel like a home, there are a few staples that you should make a point of including.
  • How to Decorate a Room from Scratch - Decorate a Room around a Sofa

    10 Jul 2015 | 4:03 am
    What’s your favourite style of sofa? Whether you’re in love with the Chesterfield, or you only have eyes for the most modern of designs, the sofa you choose is bound to have a large impact on the décor of your living room. So why not just decorate around it? By looking closely at your sofa, and asking yourself a few questions, you’ll be able to derive plenty of inspiration to decorate a room from scratch. Here are our top tips on how to get started! 1. Choose your sofa wisely Rio 2 Seater Sofa from SofaSofa If you’re going to use a sofa as the starting point for your décor, it’s…
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    Odds & End Tables

  • Celeb Look for Less: Vince Camuto

    City Furniture
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]We’re paying tribute to the late and great Vince Camuto with a City Furniture Look for Less. Known for taking clean styles to luxe levels of chic, the famed designer’s signature look was evident throughout his beach-inspired home.[/dropcap]
  • Behold the Woman Shed

    City Furniture
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]As avid supporters of gender equality, we think it’s only fair that for every Florida home with a man cave, there should be a woman shed following suit.[/dropcap]
  • Game Day Sofa Guide

    City Furniture
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:24 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]The Dolphins took on the Bears last night in their first preseason game, which can only mean two things—football season is officially back, and we need the perfect sofa to spend any given Sunday rooting for our favorite teams.[/dropcap]
  • How To: Kid Rooms That Grow

    City Furniture
    11 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]Stay in your lane, race car beds. When it comes to kid rooms, City Furniture suggests taking a more versatile approach.[/dropcap]
  • Back To Sleep Contest

    City Furniture
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:14 pm
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]We’re giving away a Serta or Simmons youth mattress every Friday in August![/dropcap]
 
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    The France & Søn blog

  • Seasonal Transitions Done Right!

    Brian Carroll
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    We all have that desire of switching our décor around when seasons change but sometimes have a hard time doing a tasteful and soft transition. Each season has it’s different core colors that should be experimented with all year long. Don’t Be Afraid To Add A Little More Color! A nice pop of bright color added to your standard display can really make all the difference!  Take Advantage Of Two Seasons At One Time! Now, some people think that you have to do your switch over all at one time and that’s just not true! Slipping some small seasonal elements into each different room is a…
  • We’re Going Glamping!

    Darshana
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:45 am
    Glamping (or glamourous-camping) is so in right now! Though some people enjoy being away from their homes and being one with nature, it’s not for everyone. From luxury blow up mattresses to tents as big as houses, you can enjoy the comfort of living at home even in the middle of nowhere. Here are some essentials for you to bring on your next glamping adventure! Let There Be Light Don’t be afraid to bring lots of candles, lanterns, lights, what have you, they will provide a more cozy atmosphere for you and the company you’re with as well as add a bit of charm to your…
  • Decorating With Nature

    Ilana Hope
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:11 pm
    It’s easy to turn any home into a beautiful, enchanted garden – with the right guide that is. Natural plants and materials can be tricky to decorate with, but here are a few tips to help you achieve your romantic flowering home with ease! Achieve a multi-leveled design by placing some smaller plants on shelves and larger ones on the floor, this will add dimension and excitement to your room as well as add an over-grown and lived in-feel. Having live plants surrounding you won’t only help you breathe better, it will create a super boho chic environment for you and your…
  • Creating Space In A Small Room

    Darshana
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    Designing a small room can be incredibly frustrating. While you may have the perfect vision in your head about what you want, you may not even be able to fit everything into your room. It’s easy for small spaces to become cluttered and overwhelming, so we have some tips for you for creating space in a small room! Floor To Ceiling Curtains Floor to ceiling curtains are the perfect way to add height to a small room. They allow your eyes to travel upwards, making you feel like you are in a larger room.  Large Mirrors Large mirrors are perfect for small spaces. Not only do they reflect…
  • Retrofuturism: The Future of The Past

    Darshana
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Retrofuturism reflects the vision of the future from the 60s & 70s, as would be imagined by our grandparents & great-grandparents. It was a time where things like space travel and new technologies were making history, and they paved the way for highly imaginative visions, for the future and what they’d expect. No one knew what was in store for the future, but they had a few ideas.  Circles & Curves Parting ways from the tightly structured and detail oriented style of furniture from the 30s & 40s, retrofuturism heavily relies on curved & sleek designs, as well as…
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    The Diva's Home

  • Take Advantage of Feng Shui and Arrange Your Work Desk for Prosperity!

    mydivabydesign
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:33 am
    Many people use Feng Shui when they feel uncomfortable in their environment. By arranging the objects in your surrounding environment, you can affect the flow of energy, or Chi. Your office is a good place to start. It’s where you make money, so the more positive the energy flow, the better! To find out more about how to set up your office furniture, read my post on the Command Position here. Today is all about your desk itself. Once you have placed your desk in the Command Position, you can also consult the Bagua map to figure out where to place what you need on your desk. Before you…
  • My Interior Designer Went to Goodwill and All I Got Was This Lamp!

    mydivabydesign
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:15 am
    Think you can’t find anything good at a thrift store? Think again. Of course you have to keep going back if you want to find anything worth rescuing. Like this lamp. Brass and burnished metal lighting fixtures are all the rage right now, and I’m no exception. Well, actually, I have always loved the look of metals with a patina. Especially a soft, glow or sheen instead of shiny. I got the idea to make my own from a visit to pick up some furniture I found on Craigslist. The house I went to was decorated by the lady who lived there and she really loved gold. It was everywhere! But my…
  • Stylish Interior Decorating Tips & a Mood Board

    mydivabydesign
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted anything. I went on a mini vacation and then I took another break to give my brain a rest. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with an idea that interests me enough to be able to write an entire post about. And that’s even though I tend to keep them short! Sometimes you just need to rest. I’ve been working on building up my inventory for Market Days which has filled my days and recently, an interior design group that I am part of on Facebook had a mood board contest. That was fun. I thought that I would share my entry with you here…
  • Do You Make These Decorating Mistakes?

    mydivabydesign
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Or… Top 10 Ways to Fail at Decorating Your Home Number 1:   Choose your paint color first. Ask your decorator, ask ANY decorator. Ask me. Why shouldn’t I pick a paint color first? I need to paint the room first! No. You do not. You need to choose your major pieces of furniture first. (See #3 before you do this) The colors of your furniture, fabrics, and art will make it much easier to choose a paint color for your room. And your colors don’t have to match exactly, they do have to “go” together. Number 2:   Choose your paint color at the paint store. Really?
  • Vintage Painted Furniture and Other Fun Stuff from Diva by Design

    mydivabydesign
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Whew! I am finally back from being out if town so I can now share with you the pics of my booth from my first Market Days in Harlingen, Texas. I like decorating homes using vintage and flea market finds. It adds so much personality and history to a home. You can find all kinds of things at Market Days. With only two weeks until the next one, I will be busy, busy, busy getting more furniture ready. Not so much fun now that the temperature is staying around 95° every day and my workspace isn’t air-conditioned! Here is the view from the front of my booth: The urns with the oyster…
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    Home Designator

  • Maddison Architects / Cabin 2

    advesign
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Located in Victoria, Australia and completed in 2013. This cabin was designed by Maddison Architects. Maddison Architects “Cabin 2 is a self contained extension to an existing 1960s log cabin located in bay side Blairgowrie. The surrounding coastal Moonah woodland forgivingly hides a suburban-like density of houses and network of winding roads free of formed kerbs, gutters and footpaths. The new architecture is informed by and embedded into this landscape. The folding roof grows out from the topography to act as a new type of landforms. Its supporting per-fabricated skeletal frame…
  • Sculp [IT] Architecten / LALO Residence

    advesign
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:04 am
    Located in Antwerp, Belgium and completed in 2011. This giant window residence was designed by Sculp [IT] Architecten. Sculp [IT] Architecten “A civilian house ready for the next century. The facade remains solemnly express his history and comely civic neatly in line. The contrast with the back is great. The improper extensions were replaced by a series of space and light. Daylight and contact with the garden are introduced. A sleek, contemporary glass rear with the largest pivoting frame (3m wide, 6m high), the townhouse is back up-to-date in the future. The rebuilding of this terraced…
  • Atelier Riri / 4 Containers House

    advesign
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:04 am
    Located in Bekasi, Jakarta, Indonesia and still on going project in 2014. This container conversion into residence for married couple was designed by Atelier Riri. In the land area of 150 sqm Atelier Riri was challenged by their colleagues to design a home by using reused containers. Atelier Riri accept the challenge. The house is located in ​​Bekasi, a suburb near the big city of Jakarta. Homes for young married couples with 2 children. This home consists of 4 containers installed overlapped and crosswise. Each containers has made several additional layers on the roof to lower down the…
  • Greg Shand Architects / No 139

    advesign
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    Located in Singapore and completed in 2010. This contemporary residence was designed by Greg Shand Architects. The New Zealand architect managed to built a resort and yet restful residence for the owner. From the outside, the house looks surprisingly well with the bright and casual easiness within. The timber on the ceiling has been bleached so it will emit a beautiful warm glow when illuminated. The pool is large enough to enjoy and the main purpose is to moderate the heat and create an aura of calm. With the “L” shape outside the guest suite and living and dining areas. Photos…
  • Archetonic / Penthouse MK

    viphoenix
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Located in Bosques De Las Lomas, Mexico City and completed in 2014. This penthouse is 4,693 square feet was designed by Archetonic. Archetonic “Penthouse MK is an interior design project where our principal design premise was to enhance the sense of spaciousness. The building that is home to the penthouse boasts a transparent facade that inspired to take best advantage of the spectacular views over western Mexico City, and the sunsets. To achieve this we resorted to a very clean, lightweight geometry, using rectangular prisms to delimit the spaces without obstructing the visual…
 
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  • Golden Hour

    Gabby
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:02 am
      I have a thing for metallic accents, in fashion and in decor.  I especially love pairing casual fabrics with a more glamorous style of gold or silver,  to really add contrast to a look. Today I am wearing this gold patterned DVF blouse and I combined it with causal ripped jeans and simple tan leather mules.  I love this super relaxed look that has now been elevated with some touches of gold glam. GOLD ACCENTS STYLE FASHION DVF JEANS SUMMER CASUAL    SHOP THIS POST: Top: DVF | Jeans: FRAME DENIM | Shoes: JCREW | Sunglasses: THE ROW The post Golden Hour appeared first on Flat…
  • Around London… Color Pops + Pattern Play

    Gabby
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
      This past weekend was beautiful in London. The sun was shining and the weather was warm.  This is actually a big deal as this season has been on the chilly (and rainy) side.  I really just relaxed and enjoyed the Chelsea neighborhood of London.  Even though the sun always makes things feel brighter, there was definitely a trend of the day, which was bold patterns and vivid hues.  Here is just a colorful glimpse of my weekend and also some major design inspo if you ask me.  Hope your weekend was as bright and happy as this one…wherever you might be! PATTERN COLOR LONDON…
  • Interior Haul: Tableware Edition

    Gabby
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:02 pm
      Happy Friday!  Today I am sharing an interior haul video with you all.  If you aren’t familiar with a “haul”, it is just a round-up of recent purchases that I have made that I think are worth sharing!  I am going to show you a few items that I bought for my table or kitchen.  They are bright and patterned!  If you like them, don’f forget to check out last week’s video HERE, where I use many of these pieces to create a colorful table setting or you can view all of my videos HERE.  Enjoy and I listed below where to find them! INTERIOR HAUL VIDEO…
  • Design Crush: Aelfie Oudghiri

    Gabby
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
      I am a huge fan of textile design and even more so of geometric style.  So you can imagine my excitement when I came across the Brooklyn textile designer Aelfie Oudghiri and her fresh and modern take on eclectic decor pieces.  Think tribal, graphic and bold.  I love several of her pieces and in particular her rug motifs, which tie in exactly with the current theme of geometric pattern crafted with natural styled fabrics.  I was also so inspired by her lofty showroom and colourful home that I wanted to share a few interior images that I saw featured in Lonny Magazine and of course…
  • Using Everyday Objects To Create Great Artwork

    Gabby
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:09 pm
      Hey guys!  Today on the blog I have another interior video!  This week I am sharing how I use everyday objects to source beautiful imagery and create great artwork for my home!  I am such a believer in using artwork within your space, it will transform a room and give it character and personality.  Although I try hard to invest in one special piece yearly, I still love to find inexpensive ways to display beautiful imagery and installations around my home.  This is a really helpful video showing some of my go-to sources for great pictures that are low in price and how I have used…
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  • Diy cardboard projects

    admin
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
    Cardboard furniture become very popular recent years. This revolutionary invention helps in environmental protection and build-up ecological awareness among the people. Cardboard furniture stands out with its functionality and durability. It is cheep and great for interior decoration. Another advantage is that old furniture can be simple recycled. The only disadvantage is water or moisture which can destroy the furniture. From the cardboards can be made table, drawers, bed or decorative items like clock, picture frames etc. For your inspiration see our choice of interesting cardboard…
  • Furniture painting ideas

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
    You have old furniture at home and you don’t know what to do with them? There are a lot of  reasons to transform your old cabinets, tables, chairs  etc. Here are some reasons for your inspiration. Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit The post Furniture painting ideas appeared first on Little Piece Of Me.
  • Rattan accessories

    admin
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:08 am
    I believe that everyone is familiar with rattan furniture. Rattan it is not used only for producing furniture but also for different accessories like baskets, containers etc. Baskets and boxes of rattan can be used for storage all sorts of things. With them you can organize all your items and set them on the shelves which make rattan boxes so great. Containers can be used in the kitchen too, for storage fruits, vegetables, dishes, and anything else that fits in them. With their rustic look rattan accessories will give you extra charm to every kitchen. For your inspiration look some ideas of…
  • Modern garden design

    admin
    22 Aug 2015 | 12:02 pm
    In a modern home everything has its own place. Clean lines prevail and disorder is not allowed. In designing of the modern garden the same design principles should be applied. Every plant in the modern landscape has its own place, and from those dimensions must not go out. Here are some tips to help you in modern garden design: Water is a key element. You can add one of this elements: fountains, streams, pools and ponds with fish. Make walls and obstacles using textural elements such as bamboo to create an intimate and private place. Add elements of Japanese garden using sand or rocks. Omit…
  • Creative home decor with old suitcases and trunks

    admin
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Usually we use suitcases few times a year and rest of the time they are left in some corner. There is no need to hide them away. Easily can be turned into something positive and creative, for example re purpose them as a table base or a drawer chest. We leave you to your imagination. Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit The post Creative home decor with old suitcases and trunks appeared…
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  • Baby Steps to Closet Organization

    Alexa Mendoza
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:29 am
    Not everyone is naturally Martha Stewart when it comes to home organization. We all have to start somewhere, so let’s start with beginner closet organization tips! I’ve realized that whenever I write a new blog post, I often make some random food or home decor confession. Today is no exception friends! Yet again, I have a confession to make. I’m secretly a closet junkie (gasp!). I know some of you out there may be slightly confused as to what a closet junkie is. Well, let me tell you. I, Alexa Mendoza, am quite an organized person. In fact, I often esteem myself on my organization and…
  • Cool Kitchen Islands: Everything You Could Want & More

    Hailey Lutich
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:59 am
    If these ideas could all be thrown into kitchen islands, you’d never leave! Chopping and mincing has never been so enticing. Not that I’m so good at it, but as anyone who has spent a little time cooking knows, having the kitchen island nearby is undoubtedly an added bonus. When there’s a lot going on (which there often is), a nice, big space to utilize is all you could ever want. There are many many ways to take all the storage components of an island in the kitchen to the next level. Aside from having the microwave sit in the end, an ice maker underneath, or a wine cooler off to the…
  • Take It All In: Aromatic Home Scents

    Hailey Lutich
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:14 am
    Good sense is having good home scents. No one likes a smelly house! Love on these ideas for a welcoming and inviting aroma in your place! Don’t you love coming home to a sweet smelling house? I know I do. My nose is like that of a detection dog. It has its perks, but sometimes it’s the worst thing ever and I force myself to internally plug my nose so that I don’t have to get a whiff of something I don’t want to smell. That being said, I love it when a home, restaurant, store, etc. smells fabulous. I try my best to utilize the tools around me to get those delicious and fragrant aromas…
  • Step into My Shoes: A Peek into My Personal Fashion

    Alexa Mendoza
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    Quick question for you fashion lovers! Do you get inspired by looking at blogger’s fave looks? Hopefully, you’ll be inspired by my personal fashion. Hey amigos (I thought I’d try calling you guys something new today)! As you may or may not know, I have a lot of passions and interests in life. One of my passions is definitely fashion! I’m one of those kinds of people who love to dress up and try to look nice every day. Looking put together makes me feel extra confident! I remember my freshman year in college when my then roommate was telling me that I put a certain flair to my fashion…
  • Something Old & New: Transitional Style Can Work for You

    Hailey Lutich
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:52 am
    Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? You don’t have to narrow your style search down to one type of decor; you can mix it up with transitional style furniture and fixtures! Lately, I’ve gone on a redesign rampage and have pretty much rearranged everything in my bedroom from head to toe. A lot of upcycling and moving things around has gone on as well as the purchase of a few new things. My style ranges from old to new, from classic to modern, from neutrals to color pops...upon trying to define my style, I concluded that it simply just was not possible. “Why do I like so…
 
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  • “Think Like A Kid for Back to School.” You’ll Get it!

    Christy Johnson
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Listen to any seven-year-old talk about going back to school and you roll with laughter on how mismatched your thoughts are compared to theirs. Besides bringing great comedic relief to any situation kids are full of wisdom and teach us many valuable lessons. Let the giggles go!The number one most important subject in school is recess! You would’ve guested reading or writing, but you would be wrong! So most kids believe going to school to play is NUMERO UNO! But they did that all summer! We have to put on our seven year old brain to appreciate that answer and work in a lesson somewhere. So…
  • Hack Those Expensive Outdoor Looks

    Christy Johnson
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    Gorgeous outdoor settings on patios and decks are everybody’s daydream for entertaining at home. Trendy outdoor furniture in rattan, teak and wood/metal combos are for the most part the popular choices. How do you enjoy those furnishings and still have enough left over for a steak or two? Check out RTA (ready to assemble) from Walker Edison.This Espresso Rattan Sectional delivers the look and quality of expensive outdoor furniture. This same look can cost $4,000+ but Walker Edison gets you out for only $1650.Want the rich look of Teak but on the cheap? This Sundowner teak sectional –-with…
  • Red, White & Blue

    Christy Johnson
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    Break out the Red, White and Blue it’s time to show your colors. With Fourth of July just around the corner you want to show everybody your patriotic spirit with ease, flair and affordability. We love Fourth of July for hot dogs and hamburgers, homemade ice cream, sitting by the pool and of course fireworks. Here are a few easy ideas.Add red, white and blue throw pillows to your Patio Sectional.Boardwalk SectionalThe party is not a party with without food. Bring spirit to the table with some of these. Flag Cake: any sheet cake (we like angel food) with white icing, decorated with…
  • Versatility Has Never Been So Now. Live Outside the Box!

    Christy Johnson
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:48 am
    Multi-functional and versatility are current requirements for today’s varying lifestyles. From single to party of two, then on to “baby makes three” is the popular path in family dynamics. Choosing furniture that adapts as you make lifestyle changes is smart living.TV consoles “done right” can be the most used and reused item in the home. Evidence of this revealed is in a recent review of Walker Edison’s Urban Blend console. Cheap is the New Classy, blogger Dawn McAlexander, reviewed this TV console for her readers and validated our live outside the box philosophy by using this TV…
  • Just Add Furniture

    Christy Johnson
    28 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Summertime and the living is easy! A bench tucked in among the hydrangeas for sneaking a peek at the hummingbirds, a chaise under a big shady tree to read a book, or poolside just out of water-splash reach, this is personal space done right. “Just Add Furniture” that lets you do summertime your way.Deck AreasDeck and patio areas are summer’s stage for family and friends. An adjustable awning is the right touch for all day entertaining. Start the day with filtered sunlight over croissants and coffee. A vine-covered pergola dotted with lights brings out the magic of evening entertaining.
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  • 14 Design Tips for Budget-Friendly Luxurious Bathroom Design

    Shruti Verma
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Sometimes the best part about staying in a five star hotel are its bathrooms. Roomy and luxurious, they pamper the senses and are designed to revive a tired spirit. Good bathroom design is what makes this possible. Here are a few design tips to make your bathroom feel more indulgent.    1. Drapes While picking out curtains to match your living room design don’t forget to pick up some bathroom curtains as well. You could choose to drape it like a normal curtain or even permanently gather it. Choose light fabrics that will not retain moisture and use beads or crystals to trim…
  • Designing your home interiors: Minimalism in Interior Design

    Shruti Verma
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The beauty of minimalist interior design lies in its simplicity. Minimalism can be defined as design which has been rid of all frills and contains only the absolute essential elements. Minimalism isn’t restricted only to interior design and architecture but also can be seen in art and music. Infact, minimalism in the arts began in the 1960s and was first used in the early 20th century to describe a painting done in 1913 by the Russian painter Kasimir Malevich. “Less is more” is the founding principle of minimalist interior design. The idea here is not to completely shun…
  • Bathroom Design: Choosing Bathroom Fittings

    Shruti Verma
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    How difficult can it be to buy a tap? Choosing suitable faucets, shower heads and other such bathroom fixtures are essential to completing the perfect bathroom design. The quickest and most inexpensive way to makeover a bathroom is to change the fixtures. Here’s what you should keep in mind when you select bathroom fixtures.   Finish Image courtesy: allglassshower To make the most of your bathroom design, coordinate all the fixtures such as towel bars, lighting fixtures, faucets, door hardware etc to have the same finish. Choose between popular finishes like chrome, brass,…
  • Top Renovations to Add Value to Your Home

    Guest Author
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Did you know that home improvements could make you money? Yes, though you may have to lighten your pocket initially, in the long run, you can stand to get more than a 100% return on your investment. Here are a few great ideas to add to your home’s value through remodeling.   Kitchen With most people considering the kitchen to be the heart of a home, it is no wonder that kitchen upgrades are at the top of the list when it comes to home improvements that increase a home’s value. High-tech gadgets, matching energy-efficient appliances, trendy new flooring, fancy built-ins…
  • Essential Bathroom Design Measurements

    Shruti Verma
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:20 pm
    The first step an interior designer takes before starting a project is to measure the space. Whether a room is small or big, measurements are key to planning a layout that is efficient and aesthetic. For small bathrooms, every square foot that can be left un occupied will make the room look bigger while in large bathrooms, the layout should be such that all the elements are bound together and do not look isolated. Here are some numbers to keep in mind while planning your bathroom design.   Entrance Image courtesy: classicalist Most internal doors in a house have a standard width of…
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  • Create A Glamour Look For Your Bedroom

    weblog-contributor
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:48 am
    Sometimes all of us need to feel like an Hollywood golden era diva surrounded by luxury… Waking up in a bedroom with a glamour look might just do the trick. But what it makes a sophisticated bedroom? Read the article and find some interior design ideas for designing bedrooms that have the top quality glamour look…   SEE ALSO: Romantic Or Modern? Lilac In Contemporary Interior Design   Firstly, you have to decide what kind of color scheme you prefer. Would it be a light or dark? Then comes the choice of right furnishings and home decor accessories – glamour style is…
  • Romantic Or Modern? Lilac In Contemporary Interior Design

    weblog-contributor
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:15 am
    Lilac interiors are the thing you should be heading for if you think that the time has come to refresh your home design. Contemporary interior design is all about searching for new solutions and rethinking what we already know – so why not give a boost to the traditional furnishings with a pastel color? Check out the color schemes and home accessories inspiration for a contemporary interpretation of the traditional interior design style in those magnificent lilac interiors…   SEE ALSO: Not Only For Wine Lovers – Cork In Interior Design   The color is just perfect for…
  • Not Only For Wine Lovers – Cork In Interior Design

    weblog-contributor
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:24 am
    At times we all appreciate a turn towards nature in interior design. Whether it is choosing a nature inspired color scheme, or a choice of natural materials, we all need that sensual, organic feel for our home furniture. Check out the latest trend in interior design – cork – in various design styles and color schemes, and enjoy the effortless chic of the organic inspiration…   SEE ALSO: Knitted Accents That Will Turn Your House Into A Home   Interior design that bases on the use of cork does not necessarily have to be rustic. Nowadays we have a wide variety of…
  • Knitted Accents That Will Turn Your House Into A Home

    weblog-contributor
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:57 am
      Designing the perfect living space is not just about choosing the right home furniture – of course a statement piece always makes an interior more intriguing, but let’s not forget about the finishing accents that home accessories bring. Once again we find ourselves looking forward to that long fall evenings that we could spend in front of the fireplace… In search for something to warm up the atmosphere of your interiors check out those inspiration ideas  for knitted home accessories, that will turn your house into a home…   SEE ALSO: Parisian Chic – What…
  • Maison & Objet Paris 2015: The New Objet Area

    weblog-contributor
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:59 am
    Home Inspiration Ideas has some news for you today, and it is exactly related to NEWS. We wanted to create a new segment on the blog, a segment dedicated to something fresh in the market, something worth of spreading. Maison&Objet 2015, well, it is an important international trade show for ome of the major worldwide architectural brands and interior designers, so M&O Paris will be the theme for today’s article. M&O Paris 2015 has a novelty going on – a NEW OBJET AREA. Shall we meet it? RELATED HISTORY: THE BEST LUXURY BRANDS LIVING ROOM FURNITURE…
 
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  • Light and Elegant: Ago Tub

    21 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    Contemporary and functional, the Ago oval bathtub by Antoniolupi is defined by a geometrical outline. The tub’s innovative inclined profile gives the elegant tub a light visual and physical appearance.Able to match any bathroom style, Ago is made of durable Ceramilux and comes in either a matt or high gloss finish. Additionally, the 175x80x50 cm tub comes with an open drain, pressure plug, siphon and flexible hose.
  • A Colorful Predicament: IVV's Fall and Winter Glasswork Collections

    17 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
     IVV’s latest colorful fall and winter collections are the perfect additions to the home during the upcoming chilly seasons. And it’s no surprise soft shapes, bright colors, and intricate decor define IVV’s elegant and stylish glassware. The Floreal line is a collection of decorated glass that stands out for its delicate texture-that is reminiscent of Italian lace. The line consists of a centerpiece, two different-sized pots, a table lamp, and an essence diffuser.Meanwhile, the Multicolor line stands out for its unique and innovative finishes as well as it’s functionality.
  • Archetypal Shapes and the Tactility of Terracotta: Venere Bianca by Bitossi Ceramiche

    13 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Venere Bianca is the new project Bitossi Ceramiche has developed and produced for renowned designer Matteo Thun. Venere Bianca is a limited edition collection of ten terracotta vases, personally handcrafted using traditional techniques used by Tuscan master potters.The collection is inspired by the medieval containers for medicines. Interestingly, the ten vessels of the collection were also a tribute to the woman of Montelupo Fiorentino, where the manufacturer Bitossi Ceramiche is located.
  • Special SG50 Red Edition

    8 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    In this special SG50 post, I’ve picked three red gorgeous furnishings that stand out for their color, form and function.1. The Imola Sofa and Armchair by Tonino Lamborghini FurnitureThe Imola sofa measures 225 x 100 x 85 cm and is characterized by the retro charm of the pass. Its structure is made of veneered oak and furnished with a nickel tress bar. Imola’s covering is made up of soft leather with an exquisite diamond quilting stitching. Meanwhile, the 102 x 100 x 82 cm Imola armchair perfectly coordinates with the sofa. Prioritizing aesthetics and comfort, the armchair is…
  • Customization and Flexibility: Bencore Modular Systems

    5 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    Looking for viable options to spruce up your home office? The Bencore Modular system, recently presented at the Salone Del Mobile 2015 exhibition, caught my fancy.Reinterpreting light as the main element in contemporary interiors, the Bencore Modular system is made up of a series of walls and doors designed specifically for domestic and professional use.The system utilizes an aluminium profile which is available in a range of colors, while the metal structure can be customized to fit a user’s dimensional needs. These options allow for design freedom when defining spaces. Its…
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  • Our Role in this Amazing Love Story (CSS of the Week #5)

    Justin Chua
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:10 am
    Deliveries are always prone to being a source of unexpected problems. When our delivery team receives an uncommon delivery request, they always maintain an opened mind. However, the fact of the matter is that stress begins to develop within. We encountered a tricky situation during one of the deliveries this week. Although this always requires more effort from our team, the sense of fulfilment to know that we were part of a happy beginning is simply priceless!   The Secret Admirer We received an order from Marcel (not his real name), who had feelings for a lady and these feelings had yet…
  • An Unusual Position (CSS of the Week #4)

    Justin Chua
    16 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    This week, we find ourselves in an unusual position yet again! Our primary mission has always been to provide cheap and good flowers to the masses. There has been a similar situation before whereby we had to take on the role as a customer (when we went to another florist to purchase bloomed lilies to construct a bouquet for Mr. Potts). This time, we took on the quest to be customers in search of a very special bear. A Customisation Request Karen approached Floral Garage Singapore to create a customised bouquet for the graduation ceremony of her sister and we had no problems in fulfilling her…
  • Dogs: The Truth About Local Pet Shops That You Probably Did Not Know

    Justin Chua
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    Having a dog is a great joy. Although there are a lot of responsibilities to having one, we humans tend to grow overly attached to our furry friends. We even become depressed when they pass away and we somehow regret all the times we complained about the inconveniences of having a dog. Given the choice, we’d clean up their poo a million more times just to see them again. But, have you ever thought of the origin of your beloved pet? More importantly, are you aware of how your local pet shop operates? In this article, I will be covering the whole process of how a pet shop acquires its product…
  • Why we Rejected a Customer

    jonahtjw
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:08 pm
    The customer service story for this week will be slightly different. We have decided to be transparent and let people know of our failures together with our successes. We define a failure as having failed to meet our customers’ requirements. We have received hundreds of orders, and we are proud that we have not rejected many of them. We hope that you will not judge us too harshly for this. Here’s the story… 3 Champagne Roses Sometime last week, a customer called us. This customer was a very courteous man who wanted to order a bouquet of 3 champagne roses. He told us that he wanted just…
  • 9 Reasons to Why You SHOULD Become an Airbnb Host in Singapore

    Justin Chua
    5 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Singaporeans tend to shrug off the idea of being an Airbnb host due to an overly cautious mind set and a very conservative culture. While there is nothing wrong with those traits, opening up our minds to a new way of life for monetary returns will actually have advantages that overwhelmingly outweigh the disadvantages. For those of you who do not know what Airbnb is, it is an online community platform for hosts to rent out their spare rooms to guests, looking for short-term accommodation. You are basically creating an alternative to hotels, and changing the way the world travels! Here are 9…
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  • How to Choose the Right Bathroom Vanity Unit

    Photobaskova
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:25 am
    Bathroom Vanity Unit Designs One thing that many of us are guilty of when it comes to designing our own living space is making too many compromises. Certainly we have to keep within our budgets, but when we start inconveniencing ourselves for the sake of a few dollars, we usually end up regretting the decision later. We probably all know someone who seems to constantly be in the middle of some kind of remodeling project. How much easier would it be to just decide to do things right the first time? Do you have a keen eye for detail? Do you notice how a tall person who looks into a small mirror…
  • Good Interior Design & Concept for Children’s Bedrooms

    Photobaskova
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:36 pm
    In this article, we will show you how to decorate your children’s bedroom design. As we know, Children in their early years should be exposed to the many marvelous elements of our world. They should be able to perceive that which is beautiful and respond with eagerness to explore new and exciting things. Children tend to be amazed with brilliant spectacles that they encounter in their daily lives.  They resonate to the colors of the rainbows which make them appreciate colorful candies and balloons that replicate those vivid shades. The physical environment that surrounds children…
  • Looking Professional: Corporate Interior Design

    Photobaskova
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:31 pm
    There is a profession suited for each individual in a society. It is dependent on one’s strengths and capabilities. These potentials are sought out by a person throughout his life. He explores many careers and once he has found his niche, he hones it with enthused passion until he succeeds in reaping his rewards for a job well done. Just as fervent as his efforts to unearth his purpose in life is his quest to find a working environment where he can fulfill his tasks dutifully and zealously. It is mentioned repeatedly in career orientations that once you step into an office for a job…
  • Scandinavian Furniture in Modern Interior Designs

    Photobaskova
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:43 am
    Furniture design is an art that was discovered a long time ago. Even before the Egyptian period when the x-chair was widely popular, there existed basic furniture pieces that may not have been concerned with art but were primarily made by carpenters and craftsmen with function in mind. Throughout history furniture design has developed into a prospering industry with the needs and demands of the people in all parts of the world for comfort and luxury growing more sophisticated in each decade that passed. At certain periods in history, and specific countries and regions in the globe, furniture…
  • Modern Options for Executive Office Furniture

    Photobaskova
    15 Aug 2015 | 4:35 am
    There is a fulfilling sense of accomplishment once you have reached another level of the career ladder. You will be faced with new obstacles and challenges that will motivate you to aim higher and to reach for the pinnacle of success. In starting a new chapter of your professional growth, one of the most important things you can have is a place where you can formulate your ideas and work efficiently every single day towards achieving productive career goals. A well-designed executive office that will cater to your professional needs and preferences can help you jump start any new career…
 
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  • 10 Decorating Ideas to Make Your Home Cozy for Fall

    Kate
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:37 am
    Get ready for the fall and make some fabulous decorations that will be hallmark for your home! Now that summer is coming to an end is time to start preparing for the fall. Wondering what can be used as decoration in the fall? Of course, what nature gives us – autumn leaves, pumpkins, acorns, hop cones, chestnuts, etc… In this post we will show you some inspirational ideas how you can make easy and cheap DIY fall decorations, that will give special charm to any home. Just take a look at the following ideas and choose the best one for you! 1. Fall Wreath Make this adorable fall wreath…
  • 15 Fantastic Ideas For Decorating Your Garden Fence

    Kate
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    Are you looking for some creative ways to spruce up your garden or yard without breaking the bank? In today’s article we show you some amazing ideas for adding creative touches to your garden fence. Garden fence takes a big space in the garden, so it’s important to decorate it. Because if the fence is boring then your whole garden will be boring. We found wonderful examples that will help you to do something creative in your garden. Just look at the following ideas.. 1. Picture Frames Use thrift store picture frames and up-cycled cans as planters to add a pop of color to your…
  • 16 Amazing DIY Ideas to Spruce Up Your Garden

    Kate
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:53 am
    If you love spending time in the garden, then you will definitely appreciate the garden art projects we have found here. Having a beautiful garden doesn’t have to be expensive. Our list is full of gorgeous garden decorations which you can do yourself. Each project can be done with items you either already have in your home, or don’t cost to much. Regardless of your taste you will surely find some projects here that will interest you. See them, and start to work! 1. Metal Flower Garden Spruce your dreary wooden fence with some colorful metal flowers! Via Chris H. Olsen 2. Homemade…
  • 10 DIY Ways to Instantly Make Your Home More Cozy

    Kate
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:28 am
    If you are looking for ideas to add a little cozy comfort, soft layers and homey touches to your home without spending a fortune, you will love these cheap and easy solutions! In this post we will give you some great DIY ways to make your home cozier and bring it to life. From pillows and candles to rugs you’ll find lots of projects that you’ll love. You can easily customize each of these projects to suit your space and colors, meaning you can get the ultimate decor in a flash! 1. Faux Fur Chair Covers and Cushions They look so fluffy and comfortable! It can be a great way to spruce…
  • 20 Great Ideas for Creative Gardening Using Containers You Never Thought of

    Kate
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Bored with standard clay or plastic planters you use for container gardening? If you are dreaming of breathing a little more life into your garden, just look to the old things you already have in your house. Why buy new garden decorations and planters when you can DIY and save some money? In addition, creating alternative containers will reflect your personality and gardening style, accent the architecture of your home, and complement your yard. If You need a little inspiration to get your garden started in a container, check out these 20 great ideas for creative gardening, using containers…
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