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  • 10 Interior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    Shelley Little
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    We can all achieve a well-decorated space by following a few design tips. Image Source: James Rixner Think of this as a little 101 in decorating. While we all cannot possess the eye for exquisite design and detail — we can decorate our homes as though we do.  In some ways, interior decorating can be thought of as a formula with specific steps; building blocks that will help create your very own interior design. On the other side, there is an art to decorating; a flair that doesn’t really follow any rules or formulas. While you may not have an artful flair, you can begin to learn…
  • Lock Seating by Housefish

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    Ali Morris
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Denver-based furniture manufacturer Housefish has introduced a line 0f easy-to-assemble seating made from laser cut steel and multi-core plywood with a maple or walnut veneer. Called Lock, Housefish’s latest seating solution is useful, beautiful, easy to assemble and made from sustainable materials. The Lock seating solution is available in two styles: The Lock Chair and and The Lock Counter Stool. Designed and manufactured in the United States, both styles are made combining FSC certified plywood with powdercoated steel. The seats are assembled by sliding the seat into the…
  • Room of the Day: A Walk Through the Redwoods (6 photos)

    Houzz
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Anyone who has ever been hiking along the California coast on a foggy day knows that not all forests are the same color. The redwoods near the Pacific Ocean can be shrouded in mist, rendering their needles more muted gray than kelly green. It’s that look that homeowners asked interior designer Kari...
  • Give That Coffee Table an Extra Shot of Style (17 photos)

    Houzz
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m always looking for easy, budget-friendly ways to update my decor. Spaces can become stagnant if we don’t tweak them every so often. And my living room is certainly stagnating these days. I’ve had the same amber glass candlesticks and stack of books on my coffee table (inherited from my mother-in-law)...
  • Sleek and Functional Two Bedroom Apartment Showcasing Family Scandinavian Design 

    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    Ada Teicu
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    When you think about Scandinavian apartment interior design, you might get a picture of a minimalist space where white and light play a huge role. This bright and cheery two bedroom apartment seen on HusmanHagberg enhances that idea while adding a warmer tone to the overall appearance through carefully chosen patterns and textures. Spreading over 936 square feet of bright spaces, this Stockholm apartment oozes modern Scandinavian design from every corner. The open living space also shelters the kitchen and dining space, creating an inviting place where the retained color palette and…
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  • 3D-Printed Vessels: Top Five

    Ali Morris
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    As 3D printing has become more accessible a wealth of new and adventurous home products have emerged. Due to their small scale and decorative function, vessels and vases have been the most popular product with which to test and experiment with the rapidly-advancing technology’s capabilities. Here we round up five of the most impressive designs to date. New York-based Italian designers Barbara Busatta and Dario Buzzini have created the ‘Machine Series’ - a set of tableware pieces with carefully considered shapes, proportions, and surface finishes that can be printed out…
  • Lock Seating by Housefish

    Ali Morris
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Denver-based furniture manufacturer Housefish has introduced a line 0f easy-to-assemble seating made from laser cut steel and multi-core plywood with a maple or walnut veneer. Called Lock, Housefish’s latest seating solution is useful, beautiful, easy to assemble and made from sustainable materials. The Lock seating solution is available in two styles: The Lock Chair and and The Lock Counter Stool. Designed and manufactured in the United States, both styles are made combining FSC certified plywood with powdercoated steel. The seats are assembled by sliding the seat into the…
  • Pierced: Hospitality Trend

    Ali Morris
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Sofa frames that pierce the upholstery and table legs that peep through the tabletop make a decorative feature out of elements that are ordinarily hidden. When Samuel Accoceberry designed the Yas armchair by for BOSC he was inspired by the Aquitaine region of France where BOSC is located. The chair’s oak, that pierces the eiderdown upholstery, recalls the wooden stilts that were used by local shepherds. The back legs of Nendo’s Peg chair for Cappellini pierce the upholstered backrest like wooden stakes. The circular Soft side tables by Curtis Popp feature brightly…
  • Writer’s Block by Paul Brayton Designs

    Alicita Rodriguez
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The cleverly named Writer’s Block by Paul Brayton Designs is an ink-resistant faux leather “that offers the highest level of cleanability.” Ideal for hospitality and healthcare applications, Writer’s Block includes two patterns, Beckett and Salinger. The 100% Polyurethane textiles feature 100% Polyester knit backing.  Textiles Feature Ink-Blocking Technology Writer’s Block uses a proprietary ink-blocking technology that has a repel & release stain-inhibiting system. This translates into extreme durability—everything from mustard and coffee to iodine and blood can be wiped…
  • Lace: Surface Trend

    Ali Morris
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Inspired by the traditional process of lacemaking, these contemporary textiles, flooring, tiles and wall coverings bring the intricacy and elegance of lace to interior surfaces. Famed for his intricate cut designs, Dutch designer Tord Boontje has created numerous lace-like textiles throughout his career. Examples include his ‘Fallen Flowers’ curtain for Moroso (top) made from Laser cut microfibre and his Tyvek ‘Until Dawn’ curtain for Artecnica (above). Inspired by late 19th-century European architectural facades, the Interlace design adorns the front apron…
 
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  • Our Best of Texas

    Amy Azzarito
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I don’t think I’m going to surprise you when I say that Texas is a big place. A big place made of some very different cities and that means there are some very different homes. I got to spend some time in Dallas and Austin when Grace and I were on the Design*Sponge book tour. We had a great visit to Dallas, but we had a bit more free time in Austin, and that city pretty much stole my heart. It is certainly one of my favorite American cities. Austin just has a casual, creative vibe that is so special and I’d love to go back. Next time, I’m plotting to make a detour to…
  • A Day In The Life of Natalie Chanin

    Grace Bonney
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of my secret (although it’s not so secret now) dreams is to move back to the South and work on creating a more unified and formalized community of southern designers to promote and celebrate in the design community at large. The deep South in particular is full of incredible talent that I think is oftentimes overlooked by design publications and television. I’ve always had the pie-in-the-sky idea that I could somehow win the lottery and then devote all my time and energy to helping those designers do anything they need to get the attention they deserve (or more). One of the…
  • Biz Ladies Profile: Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess

    Stephanie
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The ladies of A Beautiful Mess, Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, know a thing or two about making it happen. From their high school photography business to their expansive online and in-store Beautiful Mess empire, these sisters have forged a dream career for themselves. Today Emma shares a bit about how they followed through with their passions and launched their biz, including the release of an app, a brick and mortar store, a successful website and two books…to name a few! –Stephanie Read the full interview after the jump… This post is brought to you by The Crown…
  • 24 Hours in Charlottesville, VA with Elisa Bricker

    Stephanie
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    To share a day with a local is always the best way to see a city. But if you can’t find one to take you around to see the sites, it’s always nice to have a photographer give you some amazing imagery to help guide you. Elisa Bricker, a local Charlottesville, Virginia photographer is doing just that with us today. From a morning fitness break and bakery pitstop to wine tasting and dining al fresco, Elisa guides us on an idyllic 24 hours in Charlottesville – including gorgeous pictures! -Stephanie illustration by Libby VanderPloeg Read the full guide after the jump……
  • Biz Ladies: Top 10 Things I Learned from The Female Business Leaders of Tomorrow

    Stephanie
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    For the past year, Erin Bagwell has been interviewing female entrepreneurs for her blog Feminist Wednesday. Inspired by their stories and messages, she knew she had to share them on a larger scale. So she teamed up with some of her favorite female videographers and began producing “Dream, Girl.” “Dream, Girl” is a documentary film redefining what it means to be a boss by telling the empowering stories of female entrepreneurs and CEOs. We asked Erin for the best bits of advice she gleaned from interviewing female founders, and to share how she has been inspired and enlightened by her…
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  • Give That Coffee Table an Extra Shot of Style (17 photos)

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m always looking for easy, budget-friendly ways to update my decor. Spaces can become stagnant if we don’t tweak them every so often. And my living room is certainly stagnating these days. I’ve had the same amber glass candlesticks and stack of books on my coffee table (inherited from my mother-in-law)...
  • Make a Cool Mail Organizer for Your Wall (17 photos)

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    We have a small, narrow entry in our home that seriously lacks storage. So having a designated place (off the floor, that is) where we can organize mail, receipts and other important papers is vital to helping that area stay clutter free. A few hooks and a letter holder are an easy way to keep those...
  • Room of the Day: A Walk Through the Redwoods (6 photos)

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Anyone who has ever been hiking along the California coast on a foggy day knows that not all forests are the same color. The redwoods near the Pacific Ocean can be shrouded in mist, rendering their needles more muted gray than kelly green. It’s that look that homeowners asked interior designer Kari...
  • Create a DIY Homework Station They’ll Really Use (10 photos)

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    In our home the end of summer ushers in back-to-school time for our three children; it also marks the beginning of crazy sports schedules, homework sessions and other school projects. Needless to say, this is the time of year when I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to make our home function...
  • Follow Nature’s Lead for Artful Stacked Stones (11 photos)

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Stacking stones is one of nature’s specialties. She does so beautifully, and sometimes with a finesse that can only be described as naturally tongue-in-cheek. Take the hoodoo, for example.Commonly found in desert wildlands, a hoodoo, also known geologically...
 
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  • In Love With Lulu DK Jewelry Tattoos

    decor8
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    I’m really in love with these Lulu DK jewelry tattoos which seem to be all the rage at the moment, so pretty and feminine… Especially in the summer when you’re showing more skin. Combined with a slight tan, these lovely tats from Lulu DK, who is designer Lulu deKwiatkowski whom you may remember from her frequent appearances in the old Domino issues, are stunners. I don’t talk much about jewelry on decor8 because I’m a total minimalist when it comes to bling, but these tats are definitely ones I’d love to wear. Have you tried them? What do you think? In…
  • My Work Studio Redux: Before

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    19 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Readers crave transparency from bloggers. They say we bloggers only show the perfect, the styled, the beautiful. Not always. Today I’ll prove it. Here are some snapshots of my work space – or the two rooms in the front of my home with a workshop space doubling as a formal dining room where we host luncheons and dinner parties. And it’s a mess. OFFICE SPACE NOTES: It is slowly driving me insane. It’s cluttered. It’s chaotic. The floor plan is wonky. It is NOT even close to being baby-proof. When Aidan plays I have to continuously turn around to watch him.
  • Germany’s Social Media Darling Lena Terlutter + BB Loves

    decor8
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    You know how you’re looking for something inspirational and you just don’t find it? Because you’re looking to hard, right? Then the moment you stop looking KA-POW! The most interesting stuff falls dead on your lap and you’re like, “Oh my goodness this is the best thing ever!”. Today I want to share a really cool find with you discovered via Instagram. Lena Terlutter: She’s somewhat of a social media queen here in Germany, a blogger, a fashion model, mother of a 2-year-old daughter and wife living in Cologne, Germany who turned her online…
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  • Breathtaking Green-Roofed Tula House Hovers Over the Craggy Cliffs of British Columbia

    Nicole Jewell
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Read the rest of Breathtaking Green-Roofed Tula House Hovers Over the Craggy Cliffs of British Columbia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture, BC architecture, blended design, british columbia, Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, cantilevered decks, floating homes, Governor General’s Medal, green roof, home design, pacific ocean views, Patkau Architects, Quadra Island, Tula House
  • Nokero Launches Prima N202 Solar-Powered Light Bulb at American Renewable Energy Day

    Inhabitat
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Nokero International, Ltd. recently launched the Prima N202, its ninth solar-powered light bulb, at Aspen’s American Renewable Energy Day Conference early this month. As a leader in solar-powered renewable energy, Nokero will distribute its latest product internationally with the aim of improving the lives and economic opportunities of those without electricity. The lightweight and portable Prima N202 boasts the world’s most efficient integrated solar panel and can generate 180 lumens per watt of LED light for 7+ hours on the Low setting and 3.5+ hours on the High setting. The…
  • Construction on BIG-Designed LEGO House Breaks Ground With First LEGO-Like Bricks Laid

    Lucy Wang
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Construction on Bjarke Ingels Group’s LEGO House just broke ground yesterday, starting with the installation of six LEGO-shaped foundation bricks. Located at The LEGO Group’s birthplace in the Danish city of Billund, the LEGO House will serve as an “experience center” for an estimated 250,000 annual visitors. Characteristic of BIG’s playful designs, the 75-foot-tall structure will be built out of stacked rectangular volumes that resemble giant LEGO bricks. Read the rest of Construction on BIG-Designed LEGO House Breaks Ground With First LEGO-Like Bricks Laid…
  • Nina Lindgren’s Cardboard Floating City Looks Like a Futuristic Movie Cityscape

    Lidija Grozdanic
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Read the rest of Nina Lindgren’s Cardboard Floating City Looks Like a Futuristic Movie Cityscape Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art installation, cardboard art, cardboard furniture, cardboard installation, Copenhagen art, Copenhagen galleries, Nina Lindgren, Swedish design, Swedish designers
  • Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid

    Lucy Wang
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Artist Felix Cheong designed Oscillating Platforms, a proposal for an off-grid floating art installation submitted to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition. Outfitted with colorful and eye-catching sails, each freeform platform creates opportunities for artists to showcase their talents while harvesting tidal and wind energy to generate electricity. By harnessing renewable energy, the Oscillating Platforms can teach the public about sustainable energy and has the potential to offset the energy use of approximately 1,539 Copenhagen residents per year. Read the rest…
 
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  • 10 Interior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

    Shelley Little
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    We can all achieve a well-decorated space by following a few design tips. Image Source: James Rixner Think of this as a little 101 in decorating. While we all cannot possess the eye for exquisite design and detail — we can decorate our homes as though we do.  In some ways, interior decorating can be thought of as a formula with specific steps; building blocks that will help create your very own interior design. On the other side, there is an art to decorating; a flair that doesn’t really follow any rules or formulas. While you may not have an artful flair, you can begin to learn…
  • Sleek and Functional Two Bedroom Apartment Showcasing Family Scandinavian Design 

    Ada Teicu
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    When you think about Scandinavian apartment interior design, you might get a picture of a minimalist space where white and light play a huge role. This bright and cheery two bedroom apartment seen on HusmanHagberg enhances that idea while adding a warmer tone to the overall appearance through carefully chosen patterns and textures. Spreading over 936 square feet of bright spaces, this Stockholm apartment oozes modern Scandinavian design from every corner. The open living space also shelters the kitchen and dining space, creating an inviting place where the retained color palette and…
  • Intriguing LASSO Lamp Showcasing A Powerful Minimalist Design

    Lavinia
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    Designed by Quentin de Coster Design Studio for French company Cinna, LASSO lamp pays tribute to minimalism and functionality. As its name suggests, this unconventional lighting unit resembles a lasso, but also a suspended torch: “I wanted to create a poetic light that invites users to interact with it. I tried to give shape to the idea in the most minimal way possible and it was only afterwards that I realized it looked a bit like a torch. But it is fun, and I like to refer to archetypes in my work“, De Coster explained. LASSO is a suspension made of a steel tube and wire…
  • Modern Residence With a Luminous Character in Singapore: 65BTP-House

    Lavinia
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    ONG&ONG Pte Ltd. completed the design and development of 65BTP-House, a private residence with a luminous contemporary character in Singapore. The project is surrounded by a vast garden that converges at a colossal pre-war rain tree of such magnificence that its presence is ingrained within the very architecture of the house itself. Throughout this home, there are numerous encounters with nature whilst still being very much indoors. An artistic vibe is subtly released in key areas, starting with the white sculpture in the garden and continuing with a painting and statue in the living…
  • Engaging DNA Bench By True Design Adding Appeal To Public Spaces

    Lavinia
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Inspired by the DNA molecule, Leonardo Rossano of True Design together with Debora Mansur developed an engaging furniture piece. The twisting DNA Bench is meant for public spaces, bringing a highly original touch to this furniture sector. This is not the first time we’ve seen DNA inspired designs- do you remember the MyDNA Bookcase by Joel Escalona or the Watson Table paying tribute to James Watson, known for discovering the helical structure of DNA? Nevertheless, this bench design ranks high in originality and we are pleased to share it further. Here is an excerpt from the official…
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  • Compact, Light-Filled Prefab

    allie@dwell.com
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Compact, Light-Filled Prefab Published as:  Slender in the Grass Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site. Architect Chris Pardo designed the Element 1 model for prefab builder Method Homes, cladding it in Cor-Ten steel and cedar. Pardo’s design “is the definition of simple, elegant, straightforward building,” resident Karen Kiest says. Karen Kiest’s plot of land on Marrowstone Island, Washington,came with a surfeit of scenery—it overlooks Puget Sound—but suffered from a dearth of buildable space. The lot is near a…
  • Inspiring Tree Houses of Instagram

    allie@dwell.com
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Inspiring Tree Houses of InstagramWe're currently ruminating on small spaces of all configurations. But while small spaces often call to mind tiny urban apartments and compact cabins, how could we forget about another classic type of small space—the tree house? We took to Instagram for a dose of woodsy inspiration. @treehousesapp: "A spherical treehouse, named Eryn @ Free Spirit Spheres. These spheres were designed to harmonize with nature and incorporate elements of biomimicry into their design. Notice the nut like shape, spider’s web-like suspension and double helix stairway."
  • Tiled Bathrooms We Love

    Robert Gordon-Fogelson
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Tiled Bathrooms We LoveEven though they’re the least public rooms in a house, bathrooms should receive the same attention to design and detail as the other rooms. Textured tile work is a great way to add visual interest. In a renovated San Diego home, the blue-tiled master bathroom stands in contrast to the muted tones of the rest of the house. The tile is recycled glass from China.
  • 5 Places to Visit in Oslo

    Robert Gordon-Fogelson
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    5 Places to Visit in OsloThe Scandinavian city offers a talented but humble design scene that plays homage to the rugged Nordic climate. Kolleketed ByJannicke Kråkvik and Alessandro D’Orazio are Oslo's leading interior stylists, their work regularly gracing the pages of Elle Decor. Now, in Kråkvik's words, they decided to create their own "playground"—a marvelous new shop that features classic Scandinavian designs, carefully curated vintage pieces, and works by young Norwegian designers like the marbled ceramics of Günzler Polmar. Until the discovery of huge reserves of oil off its…
  • How to Build a Design Collection

    Robert Gordon-Fogelson
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    How to Build a Design CollectionIt’s never too late to start collecting modern furniture. Take inspiration from these well-furnished interiors, which bring design classics out of the museum and into home. It’s only fitting to start our design collection tour with an Eero Saarinen-designed house on Cranbrook’s campus. After 15 years of disuse, the school's former director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos renovated the home and furnished it with pieces by school alumni like Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, Ralph Rapson, and Niels Diffrient.
 
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  • Hot/Cold Carafe

    Katie
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    This handy Hot/Cold Carafe holds two stacking cups for easy transport from the kitchen to patio. Hand-cast stoneware will insulate beverages appropriately, so use it in the summer for lemonade and iced tea and in the winter for cocoa or coffee. The silicone bands at the help you keep a firm grip while pouring. Available in Clay or Red. Designer: Umbra Shift Materials: Stoneware, silicone Hand wash only Set: 14″ h x 3.5″ dia (35×8.5cm) Carafe: 10.25″ h x 3.5″ dia (26×8.5cm) Individual cups: 3.25″ h x 3.25″ dia (8x8cm) Carafe volume: 25oz (0.75 L)
  • Hoop Brushes

    Katie
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    It pains me to put these handmade Hoop Brushes by Fredericks & Mae into the cleaning category, but I think it would be too pretentious to classify them as strictly art. Now, if I owned one or two or three of these, I would be tempted to clean with them (maybe occasionally for spots with dust) and display them as art somehow, but you’re the master of your own domain. What would you do, use them for function or just for display? Handmade brushes for sweeping, swishing and hanging.
  • Totem Stools

    Katie
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    The Totem Stool has a pyramid shaped notch in its side that allows you a little bit of versatility. Stack them up for a sort of sculpture or storage solution, or maybe even utilize the pyramid notch for a temporary book rest. They’re lightweight and durable, and should you want them to stay put on a deck or patio, simply fill them with sand or water. Reg. $210.00 AUD. Sale: $130.00 AUD FYI, shipping to the United States isn’t cheap. In fact, it’s $250 AUD. Yikes.
  • Akiko Petanque Bocce Game Set

    Katie
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Pétanque, Bocce, Boule, whatever you decide to call it, any variation is a great lawn game for these last few days of summer. Six chrome boule balls and a target ball are all packaged in a teak box for storing and carrying the game. And what do you do? Throw the small target ball out into the lawn, then take turns trying to get your chrome boule/bocce balls closest to the target. That’s a simplified version, of course, and I’m sure there’s several fanatics that have steam coming out of their ears for my lack of specificity as to the rules, but the point is you’ve got…
  • Nest Office Caddy

    Katie
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Hmm, this little office caddy has caught my eye with its simple compartments for those small(ish) desk essentials. However, it’s not just for paperclips and rubber bands; stack a few for extra storage or use the steel frame as a stand for your phone or tablet. The frame may also be used as a handle if you tend to move around your home or office to work. Available from A+R. Designer: Umbra Shift. Size: 10.25″ l x 4.5″ w x 6.5″ h (26×11.5×15.5cm) Box dimensions: 10.25″ l x 4.5″ w x 2.5″ h (26×11.5×6.5cm) Material: Ash, steel
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  • Origami-Inspired Wardrobe Folds Flat for Easy Transport

    Delana
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dutch designer Renate Nederpel's Pop-Up Linen wardrobe is reminiscent of a large piece of functional origami. Made of cotton fabric and wooden panels, the wardrobe is stable enough to use as intended on a daily basis, but simple and lightweight to move when the need arises. The lightweight wooden panels covered in cotton are designed to produce an object that is visually as well as physically lightweight. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Small Space Sleeper: Wardrobe Triples as Divider + Bed Flat Kitchen Table Folds into Tiny Gable-Roofed Play…
  • Tilt Tableware Strikes a Delicate Balance at Meal Times

    Delana
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The concept of a "balanced meal" gets a whole new meaning with designer Dor Tal's Tilt Tableware collection. The bowl, plate, and cup all function just like normal dishes, but they feature cones on their bottoms where a flat surface would normally be. Each piece also sports a large cork that attaches to its lip. A thin steel cable loops through the cork to create a sort of kickstand for the tableware, holding each piece steady on a flat surface. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Concrete Tableware: Really Rugged Set of Bowls & Plates Delicate…
  • Quaint Urban Home Gets a Grown-Up Modern Extension

    Delana
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This existing family home in Stavanger, Norway needed to grow to accommodate the expanding family within - but city building authorities had some word in the expansion. Their stipulation: the family could extend the home beyond the original boundaries, but the addition had to add a modern aesthetic to the neighborhood. Rever & Drage Architects took on the project and created something simply lovely. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Garden Transition: Creative Glass Cube Home Extension Modern Plywood Expansion to Traditional Japanese Home…
  • Simple All-in-One Wooden Furniture Series Grows with Kids

    Stephanie
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    A clean and simple series of modular furniture elements avoids all of the bright colors and fuss of typical children's bedroom sets, offering everything kids need from early childhood through the teenage years. A framework of sleek blond wood pulls together everything from wall-mounted storage to a bed frame that doubles as a playhouse. SPOT by Polish designer Wiktoria Lenart is a space-saving furniture set that acts as a neutral base onto which kids can project their personalities as they grow. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Crib, Couch &…
  • Apocalypse-Mobile: World’s Most Advanced Expedition Vehicle

    Stephanie
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    When the zombie apocalypse comes, you're going to wish you had one of these. The world's most advanced expedition vehicle, created by a team of engineers, artists and scientists, can store three weeks' worth of food and water onboard for three people, scale 45-degree slopes, desalinate salt water and deploy its own drones. HD cameras, LED work lights and a weather station are among the gadgets mounted to the roof. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Boardroom on Wheels: Truly Mobile Office in Moving Vehicle World Ending? Elite Apocalypse-Proof…
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  • Nook Cottage: Mud Room Plans

    Linda Merrill
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    My new little Nook Cottage home has a small back hall which leads out to a deck and the backyard. The stacking washer and dryer are in a large closet on the left of the door.Oddly, the washer/dryer were kind of sticking out into the hall and the closet doors were stuck open. I asked the landlord if it could be pushed back and the doors taken off, which luckily they could be.  It's great to have this space and that it's out of sight from the main area of the house. My plan has been to create a multi-functional mudroom/laundry room/storage closet/ coat closet.There are some really great…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E2 - Wining and dining in 18th century Scotland

    Linda Merrill
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    In this week's episode of the Starz series Outlander (S1E2) we get to know Castle Leoch, seat of the clan MacKenzie, and Laird Colum ban Campbell MacKenzie (seen above a dinner with his wife Letitia on the left). Colum has major health issues and his brother Dougal (who brought our heroine Claire to the castle) acts as his legs and is War Chieftan. Colum's health problems don't affect his mental state and he gets down to business interrogating Claire while plying her with food and drink. After refilling Claire's wine glass with whatever their "house" wine is, he has a decanter of his…
  • A great shower: It's the little things that make a big difference

    Linda Merrill
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Last summer, the kind folks at Brizo Faucet Company flew nearly 200 designers and bloggers to Memphis for a reunion of the various "Blogger 19" groups. For 3 or 4 years prior, they had been bringing together small groups of 19 to New York for fashion week and to share their newest products lines. So, the opportunity to all get together and take a tour of the huge Delta/Brizo faucet factory, be wined and dined, see old friends and make some new ones was a one in a million opportunity. As a generous parting gift, we each received our choice of a beautiful new shower head from their Baliza…
  • Hide the tv?

    Linda Merrill
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    I'm not a big tv watcher. And by big tv, I mean literally BIG tv. I certainly have my favorite shows, but the television doesn't ever take center stage, nor should it in most rooms. I've never had one in the bedroom or living room if I can help it. My new little house, Nook Cottage, is pretty tiny and one small tv set will do me. The living room is very small - room for a 75" sofa (coming soon!), a small Hepplewhite settee, coffee table, and something to put the tv set on. There's no room for side tables - so I've installed plug in sconces to light up the room.Do you like to hide your tv or…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander Ep101 - Ancient Scottish castles

    Linda Merrill
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    The premier episode of "Outlander" on Starz has finally aired and it was really, really good and very true to the book. By the end of the first episode, the protagonist Claire Beauchamp Randall has "fallen through time" leaving behind her 20th century husband to wonder what happened to her and falling into the midst of a firefight between British "Red Coat" soldiers and Scottish Highlanders. She initially thinks it's some kind of costume drama being shot for the movies, until she realizes that they are using live ammunition. She is assaulted, nearly raped, shot at, knocked out and then…
 
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    Decorating Diva

  • Design Dreaming: A Paris Apartment in the Artsy Enclave of Montmartre.

    Carmen
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Famous for its artist enclave, Montmatre is the ideal location for dreamers and creatives. And, what could be dreamier than owning an apartment, seeped in...The post Design Dreaming: A Paris Apartment in the Artsy Enclave of Montmartre. appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Essence of Elegance: Blue Toile de Jouy Dressed Chair

    Carmen
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Beautifully whitewashed 18th century style antique reproduction French chair and ottoman upholstered in a classic and elegant blue toile de jouy fabric with an oriental...The post Essence of Elegance: Blue Toile de Jouy Dressed Chair appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Sitting Pretty: Blooming Garden Inspired Chair

    Carmen
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Floral pattern chair in a boldly romantic shade of pink. Craving more design inspiration? View more in my Instagram gallery ⇒The post Sitting Pretty: Blooming Garden Inspired Chair appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • In the Pink: Sophisticated & Elegant Luxury Decorative Pillows

    Carmen
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Instagram Inspiration:Pretty pink decorative pillows pack a punch of fresh and sophisticated color. Craving more design inspiration? View my Instagram Gallery ⇒The post In the Pink: Sophisticated & Elegant Luxury Decorative Pillows appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Poetic Architecture: Alberto Alfonso’s Fragmentary Blue Rooftop Bar at Streamsong

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    “This place really is in the middle of nowhere!”  I mused to myself upon arrival at  the  Streamsong Resort,  Yes, the resort is in a...The post Poetic Architecture: Alberto Alfonso’s Fragmentary Blue Rooftop Bar at Streamsong appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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  • Trendspotting in Spain..Aged objects become modern art!

    Julia-Chicago
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    For the second year in a row, I am honored to be selected- along with four amazing design colleagues from New York, Atlanta, Sacramento and Austin- as one of Silestone’s “Trendspotters”. The whole gang was blessed with the opportunity to be whisked off to Spain for an adventurous week. Nothing like being immersed in a vibrant new culture to get the creative juices flowing. It was a week full of inspiration and some powerful trend statements- melding both past and present. First stop was beautiful Barcelona where we spent 2 days exploring the town and taking in the sights.
  • Faith & Flower Restaurant LA

    Jill-LA
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Back in June, I attended a breakfast event with Panasonic in conjunction with the Dwell on Design event taking place in Los Angeles. Our breakfast was hosted at the fabulous downtown LA restaurant, Faith & Flower, designed by AVRO | KO. I was taken by the interiors and photographed the space. For a full view, visit the Faith & Flower gallery website here or the designer website. Below are some of my highlights. (The food is great too, highly recommend!) Greeted by the exterior trellis. An elegant tufted banquette in the formal dining area. Goregous lighting, such as this chandelier,…
  • Past Meets Present

    Julia-Chicago
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
     Twice a year, I head to High Point Market in North Carolina along with two partners in design from my office.  High Point  is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world which attracts more than 75,000 people every six months. Anyone and everyone in the interior design, furniture and accessories world can be found at High Point Market to showcase and shop all the gorgeous new product introductions. This past April, I was delighted to discover an amazing new company, Mitchell Black, and I was even more delighted to find out they were also from Chi-town!! They were only a few…
  • Peachy Keen!

    Julia-Chicago
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    I love, love, love COLOR–So when Peachy Magazine recently asked me to select my fave finds in home decor all focused in one color, of course my answer to was an immediate “YES!!!” The only tough decision was just “What color to choose??”  I went with one of my all-time faves….my birthstone and a tie to my Southwestern Arizona roots….Turquoise! I knew right away some ah-mazing turquoise accessories to highlight from some of my best vendors that I showcase at my Buckingham Interiors + Design Showroom in Chicago. I was joined by some fabulous designer friends…
  • Add an Element of Good Luck to your Room

    Julia-Chicago
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
      Happiness, longevity, good luck, success, strength, pride, and honor. Those are just a few of the symbolic meanings of elephants. In many cultures, the elephant is considered a sacred animal. In others, it is regarded as the most wondrous creature ever created and is greatly admired. Many have come to use elephants in their homes as a form of feng shui–depending on the placement in the home, it can symbolize different things. Placing a statue of an elephant at the front door brings good luck, protection and strength to the household. In a bedroom, it can symbolize love,…
 
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  • Collected

    26 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    {House Beautiful}Scouring through my old files this afternoon I came across this image I saved back in 2008. I still love this vignette, the old table and beautiful paintings.  So pretty! Have a lovely weekend! x
  • A fresh kitchen

    6 Mar 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Walking into this kitchen would instantly make you happy. We love the pops of colour created by the gorgeous window pelmet and perfectly styled blooms.
  • A White + White Luncheon

    19 Feb 2014 | 5:55 pm
    The fabulous girls from White + White weddings and events put together a beautiful bridal shoot which featured some pieces from yours truly.What a gorgeous setting! We especially love our custom made lamp shade. Photo's by Vivid Photography, head over to Polka Dot Bride for more.
  • Layered & collected

    29 Jan 2014 | 4:50 pm
    So much interest in these beautifully layered rooms.
  • One more sleep!

    16 Jan 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Just a few of the big ticket items in tomorrow's sale. Hope to see you in store x
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  • Best Professionally Designed Bedroom: Hyde Evans Design

    Meredith Swinehart
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The winner of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Professionally Designed Bedroom Space is Hyde Evans Design of Seattle. The firm's project was chosen as a finalist by Remodelista editor in chief Julie Carlson, who said, "This aerie corner retreat overlooking the sea manages to channel a nautical vibe without veering into twee territory; I like the mix of humble grain sack pillows, rag rug, and stool bedside table." Take a look at the project below and read what firm principal Barbara Hyde Evans has to say about her favorite features of the remodel and her best design…
  • DIY: Vintage Paper Cutout Wall Clock

    Julie Carlson
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Spotted in the portfolio of Swedish designer Katarina Grundstromer: a charmingly ad hoc wall clock featuring numbers cut out from vintage book pages. Above: Katarina Grundstromer, Swedish interior designer and stylist, created her DIY clock for a kitchen—but it would look at home in any room. Above: The battery-powered Karlsson Floating Hands Clock, made of thin stainless steel, is $50 from the Little Clock Shop. Cut out your own numbers from a castoff book, or source Paper Numbers on Etsy. Above: Etsy seller Pickled Cherry Paper sells vintage book pages; a batch of 40…
  • Restaurant Visit: A Pedal-Powered Ice Cream Parlor

    Christine Chang Hanway
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    At Peddler’s Creamery in downtown LA, the employees ride a stationary bicycle as part of their job description. Why? Because the bike is connected to the ice cream churner, and if the employees don’t pedal, the ice cream doesn't get made.  Founded by Edward Belden, an eco-conscious bike enthusiast with a passion for small-batch organic ice cream, Peddler’s Creamery started as a one-man, five-gallons-at-a-time operation. When business picked up, Belden was ready for his own ice cream parlor. Enter LA architect Oonagh Ryan (a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer…
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Design-Worthy Dustpans

    Julie Carlson
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    When did the dustpan get so stylish? Here are a dozen from around the world that are too handsome to relegate to the utility closet. Above: The Dustpan by Mr and Mrs Clynk for Andrée Jardin is made of French beechwood and galvanized steel, and is available in orange or blue; €24 from Andrée Jardin.   Above: Handmade in the UK by Geoffrey Fisher, the Trook Broom and Pan is $68 from Flora Grubb. In the UK, the Trook Dustpan and Brush is £39.50 from TwentyTwentyOne. Above: Made in Austria by a company that dates back to 1550, the porcelain enamelware Reiss Dustpan is $25 (down…
  • Object Lessons: The Hurricane Lantern

    Megan Wilson
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    It isn't until the power goes out that we consider what the average evening was like before electric light. The ill-prepared are plunged back in history to a time when candles served as the best form of illumination. The better equipped turn to the hurricane oil lantern, which provides the light of at least a half dozen candles. What is romantic to us now was miraculous back in 1783 when a Swiss physicist discovered a way to increase the flame's power with the use of oil, a wick, a glass funnel, and oxygen. With the turn of a small knob, the flame could be controlled according to the length…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • ​4 Random (But Helpful) Uses for Castor Oil at Home

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    I've never tasted castor oil, but it sounds like a horrible, horrible thing that has tormented many a child growing up. I prefer my castor oil used for other things, thank you very much. Here are a selection of somewhat random but interesting ways to put it to good use at home. READ MORE »
  • Simple Ways to a Cleaner and More Organized Bedroom

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Treat your bedroom right, and it will reward you with relaxation and rest every time you enter it. Eliminating visual disorder is key to a creating a room that inspires peace and calm. Following are my top tips for a clean and organized bedroom. READ MORE »
  • E-Bike Sales on the Rise in Europe — Design News

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    Electric bikes are becoming more popular in Europe, with sales surging even when general bike sales are down. Popular with delivery services like the Deutsche Post and commuters who don't want to sweat, the adoption is starting in countries with strong bike cultures. In the US though, e-bikes still represent a niche market, partially because regulations, like those in New York State, still classify them as motorcycles. READ MORE »
  • Before & After: A Punchy Pink Bathroom Gets Gutted (and Gorgeous!)

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Maggie's 880 square foot Hudson River home only has one bathroom and this was it. The layout was outdated and cramped, there was no storage and the pink tile drew attention to how small the room was. Wait until you see this bath today. READ MORE »
  • DIY Little Red Door Baby Gate — The Girls with Glasses

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Baby proofing your house is often not the most aesthetic affair; temporary baby gates and cabinet locks are often plastic and very unattractive. If you know you'll need a gate for some time, though, you might consider installing a more "permanent" solution. And we love this tutorial for a little red door baby gate that looks beautiful while serving its purpose. READ MORE »
 
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  • Last Chance To Save 20% Off Gus*Modern Upholstered Pieces

    DesignPublic.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Just a reminder that our sale on Gus*Modern upholstered pieces is ending soon. So take the weekend to think it over and get your orders in by Sunday (August 17, 2014) at midnight EST. If you haven’t had a chance to glance over the options, here’s a peek at a few of the highlights. Gus*Modern has great sofa selections, whether you’re looking for a loveseat, full-sized or a sectional. The Jane Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa is very versatile. Its metal base lends it well to a loft, while its tufting lets it fit right in with a more traditional family room. Speaking of versatile, one…
  • The Trustees of the Reservation Part I: A Visit to World’s End

    Becky
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Last week I was lucky enough to travel up to the coast of Massachusetts and visit some wonderful places. Thanks to the Trustees of the Reservation, 100 sites and 25,000 acres of land have been conserved. They manage a wide variety of sites, from the National Historic Site of Naumkeag, with it’s amazing gardens designed by Fletcher Steele, to more than 5 miles of trails through the dunes and greater site surrounding Crane’s Beach on the North Shore of Boston. photo - The Trustees of the Reservation I was able to visit two remarkable sites maintained by the Trustees of the…
  • Sale! 20% off iittala

    Becky
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    You have approximately one week to scoop up great deals on iittala — our 20% off sale ends on August 5th, 2014. In case you are unfamiliar with iittala, it’s a brand that offers many iconic pieces for design lovers, from hand-blown glass birds designed by Oiva Toikka to classic vases by Alvar Aalto. iittala Toikka Barn Owl By the way, in case you were wondering about the man who behind the birds, this is Oiva Toikka: But there is so much more to iittala than just the coolest glass birds around. It’s my go-to for host/hostess and wedding gifts. When there’s a sale like…
  • Designer Interview: Sarah Jane Studios

    Becky
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    We are so excited to announce the launch of a collaboration made in heaven. Illustrator Sarah Jane of Sarah Jane Studios has teamed up with Pop & Lolli to bring her charming and whimsical creations to removable fabric wallpapers and decals. Pop & Lolli founder Mia Viljoen first fell in love with Sarah Jane’s work when her daughters’ South African grandmother made them matching dresses from Sarah Jane’s fabric. She then realized the charming illustrations would make brilliantly gorgeous wall decor, decals and wallpaper . Today we’re sitting down with Sarah Jane…
  • Time to Bunk Those Kiddos Up. Flexa Children’s Furniture is on Sale!

    DesignPublic.com
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:35 am
    If your tot is in the need for a big-girl or big-boy bed, or will be soon, now is the time to scoop it up. Why? Because right now all Flexa products are 25% off. You can take some time to think it over, as the sale does not end until July 31, 2014, but start perusing now. Flexa Bunk Bed Here’s what is so awesome about Flexa. When your kiddo is in the bunk bed phase, the two beds stack safely one atop the other, complete with ladder. Flexa Bunk Bed with Jungle Curtains Next you can add cool curtains that turn it into an inviting fort. There are Princess, Jungle, and Pirate to choose…
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    Home Design Find

  • West Coast Luxury at California’s Laguna Beach

    Susan Kraemer
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    What an utterly stunning place to drift off to sleep! Designed by Horst Architects and Aria Design, the Rockledge Residence in Laguna Beach, California is the ultimate in luxury. The architects brief called for a relaxed family beach house where the client could engage family and friends. The clifftop dwelling is perched on the rocks high above Laguna Beach with a nearly sheer drop to sea’s edge. There is a casual and easy luxury in the design. Virtually every room is about enjoying the views and natural surroundings of the site. The house and a separate guest house meet around a…
  • Design Dilemma: Keeping Your Home Young

    preynolds
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    Traditional Dining Room by Los Angeles Media & Bloggers Kara Weik Does your home decor feel “old”? Are you stuck in a classic style you’ve clung to for years because you’re insecure about dabbling in anything new? It’s often not too hard to figure out the age of a homeowner just by taking stock of a home’s interior. Old homes often feel cluttered and stuck in time. It’s evident that the occupants settled on a style they liked 30 years ago, and never diverged from it. Often, there’s a feeling of claustrophia, simply because things seem…
  • Glorified Camping in the Puget Sound Rainforest

    Susan Kraemer
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Sneeoosh Cabin by ZeroPlus Architects is a barely enclosed tent-like structure with glass on all sides. It is gently nestled in amongst the trees overlooking Puget Sound in Washington. The house is raised off the ground and rests on a foundation of minimally invasive concrete disks which raises the house up off the ground. This avoids disturbing plants and the capillary-like tree roots that are close to the surface. The location on the Washington coastline has a cool and desolate feeling. Rickety existing stairs connect the site with the shoreline. The idea was to create a cabin that would…
  • The Tsunami House on Comano Island

    Susan Kraemer
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Design Northwest Architects have designed a waterfront house built to allow water to flow right through it during storms. The house is right at sea level on Comano Island in Washington state, so it’s very vulnerable to flooding. The architects made the lower level, also called the “flood room” in concrete. The ground floor can be left open on all sides during times of danger of tsunami or flooding. But it also serves as extra living space, weather permitting. And even includes two murphy beds that fold out of the wall for guests. In normal life it functions as the vestibule…
  • Design Dilemma: How to Tame A Loft

    preynolds
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:56 am
    Before Photos Lofts can be a whole lot of fun. The problem is that they often look like the Boston loft above. That is, they lack personality. Now there’s nothing wrong with this space. It’s airy and has good light. Plus, we love the hardwood floors. And yet, there’s no focal point, no personality.  The loft lacks flare because every element in it (and there aren’t many)  seems to have equal status. In an effort to rescue this 1750 square foot box from its plain vanilla blandness, architect Stephanie Horowitz, of ZeroEnergy Design, took a number of steps to give the…
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  • Get involved! Bloesem Gazette Volume 2

    Bloesem
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    We are proud to say that after the great feedback we got for Volume 1 of the Bloesem Gazette, which launched in May this year, we will be back with Volume 2 this September! Volume 2 of the Bloesem Gazette is in its final stages before it goes to print but there is still time to get involved with this issue!The Bloesem Gazette is a free quarterly publication circulated throughout Singapore that tells a story of exceptional quality with original content, featuring stories of interior design, shop visits, designer interviews and much more. We will be distributing 3000 copies around Singapore for…
  • Daily Inspiration

    Bloesem
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    We could not be more impressed with Jurianne Matter's new collection. As one of our Bloesem class teachers, she spent some time in Singapore teaching us home and interior styling, these pictures just reinforce our belief that she is a pro! Everything in the collection is spot on and all with a story behind it. We love how she designs her pieces based on memories and things she sees in her day-to-day life. The cups, she reminisces, were inspired by the times she warmed her hands with a warm cup of cocoa while watching dozens of seagulls fly in beautiful patterns. While the LookUP teatowel…
  • Somethings I liked this week

    Bloesem
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Irene shares 10 Beautiful travel books to add to your collection over on Condé Nast Traveler! Meet Mjölk 1600 Pandas for WWF A cool concept store and coffee bar in Glasgow Learning to sew? Before you cut your fabric.. Pineapple sorbet with chamomile tea, just what we need. Biz ladies quotable inspiration. Bolia's new collection.. a must see. We've always been a fan of Marjon Hoogervorst.. Bloesem class will be swinging back into full gear this second half of the year.. and we will be starting off with Shibori dyeing with Arounna from Bookhou. Will you be there? Xo, Bloesem…
  • Marble Me

    Bloesem
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    I'm so proud! Coming back home to Singapore yesterday and seeing how Zara has launched her first collection S.A.L.U. True eye-candy or beads-candy ... call it whatever you like…but you will like S.A.L.U….! The marble effect makes me want these necklaces very badly, but only a few are available so hurry up and chose your favourite… I remember Zara showing me the polymore clay one day in the office and telling me about how much she enjoyed wearing those candy necklaces when she was a child…these necklaces look indeed to take a bite out of but you really shouldn’t as the beads…
  • Class Alert: Tapestry Weaving

    Bloesem
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:21 am
    Class Alert: Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller If you think that weaving is just a granny’s pastime, you will be mind-blown by our new tapestry weaving class! Natalie Miller is coming all the way from Australia to teach us how to make beautiful woven wall hanging to add some colours to those empty walls in your home. A perfect combination of fashion and ancient craft work, exquisite yarn and natural fibers, and even some colour-blocking to create playful patterns… these beautiful fibrous fixtures have found their way onto the walls of many sleek and stylish homes. Natalie Miller is…
 
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  • Triangle Clothes Hanger by Roomsafari

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    If you’re going to translate a musical instrument into a clothes hanger, you’d better do it well, and Berlin design studio Roomsafari has managed it beautifully with a clothes hanger that takes its shape from the percussion piece—and takes minimalism to sublime heights. Their aluminum Triangle Hanger, available in silver or black powder-coated finish, goes the reductive route by eliminating the need for a pesky hanging hook, replacing it with a small opening in a spot just strategic enough to keep hanger firmly on rod, and clothes firmly on hanger. It’s worth noting…
  • Planophore Shelving Unit from Barber Osgerby

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have created a shelving unit with Mid-Century overtones—that may itself one day rate as a (21st Century) furniture classic. Planophore, which takes its name from an 1871 airplane model, is a five-shelf system created for Vitra, which merges solid wood horizontal planks with a series of vertical aluminum panels, each component given gently rounded edges meant to mimic the shape of airplane wings. The unit’s novel feature resides in its vertical panels, which pivot at varying angles to function as book ends when completely…
  • New Ceiling Fans from the Modern Fan Company

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Summer may be winding down, but it’s always ceiling fan season when the fans are as elegant and versatile as those from the Modern Fan Company. New models Solus, Torsion, and Flow are the latest in a range of Modern Fans that present a perfect synthesis of form and function—with a beautiful combination of materials, contemporary forms, and choice of finishes to complement the refined interior. As a bonus, adding a Modern Fan light kit to any model breezily turns a summer fixture into a year-round lighting solution. Pretty cool, wouldn’t you say? See our entire collection of…
  • Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban Opens

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Aspen now has a lofty structure (besides its exalted Rocky Mountains) about which to wax poetic. Shigeru Ban’s new building to house the holdings of the 35 year-old Aspen Art Museum opened to the public last week, giving residents of the ski resort their maiden view of the Pritzker Prize winner’s first museum commission on American soil. Encompassing nearly ten-thousand square feet and six galleries, the museum’s most distinctive feature is its grid of composite wooden cladding, a latticework of woven strips that offers a visual counterpoint to the glass and steel…
  • Behind the Design: Andy Johnson of Ample

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Behind the Design is a new interview series on the 2Modern blog. The goal is to tell the story of the person behind the handcrafted pieces on the 2Modern site. Today we sit down with Andy Johnson of Ample, a talented maker out of Seattle, Washington. Ample products are made with a strong preference for local materials and a deep conviction that furniture can and should be built to last a lifetime. How did you get into design of furniture?  How did you go about learning the skills?My formal education is in engineering, and I learned something about design working with really talented…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Selling Your Home? Get it Ready- Get it Sold!

    Michael Landfair
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    From All Things Real Estate PDX, I found this article written by my friend Staci Byers.REAL ESTATE ARTICLESBy all things real estate | February 26, 20140 CommentsDeciding to sell your home can often be stressful, and the steps needed to get the home ready to sell may seem daunting – but they don’t have to be, according to Staci Byers.Staci is a local Interior Designer behind small business Ready to Sell PDX, and aims to take the stress out of getting your home ready to sell.“Buyers respond to houses that look like a home, a place they can see themselves in – where they…
  • Houzz Tour: Baroque Minimalism in New Jersey

    Michael Landfair
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:37 pm
  • Want to Maximize the Natural Lighting in Your Home? Here's How

    Michael Landfair
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    People joke about man-caves, but it’s no joke when you can’t see them. Older homes tend to have too few windows, dark corners and narrow hallways that could lighten up. Newer homes have more windows, but usually not in the places they’re needed, like dark hallways and corners. Natural light has so many benefits to our emotional and physical health, that it’s a disservice to live in dark caves. Natural light gives us better concentration, a peppier step and Vitamin D. So, let’s get those dark shadows outta there and maximize your natural light.Add WindowsThere are walls in every…
  • New From Mike: Chef’s Eye for Your Kitchen

    Michael Landfair
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    If Chef Gordon Ramsey visited your kitchen while you were preparing dinner to host a multitude of family and friends, would he give you a withering stare for using the wrong cooking equipment or would he cast an appreciative eye at how you have outfitted your kitchen? Chef Ramsey is stopping by next week, how do you get ready? What do you need for him to see? You know you will dissolve in tears if he yells at you. Julia Sexton, an award-winning food writer, restaurant critic, and ex-professional cook says you need three basic kitchen knives, and a good set of pots and pans.Read the rest…
  • 5 Life-Changing Organisation Tips

    Michael Landfair
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    Now you’re probably reading this because you are sick of the mess in your bedroom. You may spend hours organising, only to find that the room never stays as neat as you would like. Organising can also be very time consuming, and you can never find a moment to do it. You’re too exhausted after a long day at work, the weekends are reserved for your friends, so there’s generally no time to actually sort through the mess. However, you don’t have to be in this predicament, there are a few quick ways that you can try out to help you be more organised and live in a neater space. Before I…
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    COTE DE TEXAS

  • SPACES FOR HOME

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
      I am so excited to introduce readers to a Houston décor shop called Spaces For Home.  Owned by interior designer Susan Gay, this open-to-the-public showroom is conveniently located  inside the loop at 2439 Westheimer – between Kirby and Shepherd.  Spaces For Home is filled with decorative items with an emphasis on the unique and the original.  Their aesthetic runs the gamut from contemporary to classic and everything in between.   Running the shop and eager to help is the well-known DeWayne Formby – who brings along his friendly style and endless…
  • The Gray Door–Upstairs/Downstairs

    7 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    A few months ago, I showed photographs from The Gray Door antiques shop.   The owner, Donna Temple Brown, had recently moved her shop to Ferndale in Houston – taking over the property formerly owned by veteran antique dealer Laurence Anderson.  Anderson’s husband, Bill Anderson, is the architect who is responsible for many of the contemporary townhouses built in the Ferndale area, a chic cross section of homes and shops.  Anderson designed a combination house and antique store for his wife.   The shop was on the ground level, and their home was above – a…
  • Designer House Renovation Part 2

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
      Last week I showed the renovation of Charlotte Moss’ East Hampton weekend house – the Before and After photographs.  Charlotte was sweet and tweeted me that she had forgotten about a lot of the décor themes!!  She also said is working on a new book, but it isn’t about her NYC townhouse redecoration.  Hopefully a magazine will do a photoshoot of it for us!  Her new book will be all about gardens and the book tour will start next April.  Today, Part Two of Designer Renovation is Mark Sikes’s house – the beautiful 1920s Spanish inspired home in Los…
 
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    Atticmag

  • Attic Bedroom Accent Wall

    Jane F
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    A bedroom added in an attic is bound to be an interesting, unique space and a bonus for the house. One of the most dramatic transformations I’ve ever seen here was the Old-House Attic Master Suite our artist-decorator friend Amy built for herself and her husband. So I believe in attic bedrooms. We’ve presented other ideas for attic spaces but I think bedrooms are most important because, in addition to making the owners more comfortable, adding a bedroom increases the value of a house. But building a successful bedroom in an attic has its challenges. Roof lines can create short or…
  • Eastlake Dresser Bathroom Vanity

    Jane F
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Why affordable antique Victorian washstands and dressers make prime choices for bathroom vanities. We’ve seen attractive bathrooms where wooden dressers, tables and cupboards were made over into sink vanities. Usually these are designer powder rooms where expensive antique chests or tables were modified.  Any piece of furniture altered for use in a bathroom must be sturdy enough to withstand daily wear and tear, as well as dampness. An Eastlake dresser bathroom vanity, complete with matching mirror, made a handsome addition to renovated attic master bath in Portland, Oregon. The reno was…
  • Hydrangea Colors House

    Jane F
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    In a Martha’s Vineyard beach house, the variegated hues of Nikko hydrangeas become a bold accent color. The dining room of this spacious, open plan house shows how two approaches to home decor can be combined. First there is the type of all over wood-plank paneling often associated with the interiors of boats. Then there is the intense blue painted furniture with its cottage-on-steroids look. That same blue-violet palette was a favorite in the Hydrangea Colors Kitchen we featured here some time ago. Now, that kitchen serves as a prequel to the rest of the house. This long view into the…
  • Outdoor Stone Fireplaces

    Jane F
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:07 pm
    This group of outdoor fireplaces offer unique stone looks and a few surprises. This last month of summer has been cool, especially at night. So the weather has been perfect for sitting outdoors around a fireplace and the coming months will get better, one by one, straight through to Halloween. But some of the best examples of outdoor stone fireplaces come from western and southern climates where they are prime features of stunning landscaped exterior living spaces that can be used year-round. Stone is key to fireplace architecture. The color, size, type and texture is critical to the…
  • Contemporary Kitchen Banquettes

    Jane F
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    In some kitchens, a seating area can be restricted by structural elements such as windows, doors or pillars. Two summers ago I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing top kitchen designer Mick DeGiulio when he created a Kitchen of the Year for House Beautiful magazine. One of the main points stressed during his introduction was not about the work triangle, appliance quality, or even about cabinets which are usually the most expensive fixture. Topic A was how kitchens had morphed into living spaces that made seating a key element.  So built-in booths or banquettes, which can be fitted…
 
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    Young House Love

  • That Didn’t Work Like I Thought It Would…

    Sherry Petersik
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Cabinet hanging continues in the laundry room (details tomorrow!) so since yesterday’s post had a giveaway worked into it (we can’t believe over 25,000 of you took the poll, John is beside himself with infographic glee), I thought I’d share a quick post about three recent redos. Sometimes things get wonky when you least expect them to, and the second time ends up being the charm (at least you hope it is). Redo #1. Our cork bulletin board in the office. Back when we made this a few months ago, we used Loctite Spray Adhesive, since the back specifically said it worked for…
  • Survey Says…?

    John Petersik
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    It’s no secret that I’m a card-carrying infographic geek (in case you’re wondering, the card has a pie chart on it). Here on our blog we’ve captured one year of living in this house, our book tour, and of course your responses to our annual blogiversary survey all infograph-tacularly, so with some sweet talking to my wifey and gentle nudging to our publisher, I’ve convinced them to let me put a few infographics in our next book. #nerdvictory But obviously I need some info before I can get all graphic on you (not that kind of graphic). That’s where you guys…
  • Tile It On

    John Petersik
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    A newly tiled floor in a new room of the house is almost enough to give me jazz hands (a York peppermint patty is enough to give Sherry jazz hands, so clearly we have different thresholds). We’re completely enamored with this floor – and there’s a budding romance that involves a saw – so let’s cover the laundry room tile installation, from floor prep to grouting & sealing. Before any tile could get installed, the subfloor needed to be prepped with some cement board, which is a preferred surface for tile installation. They come in 3ft x 5ft sheets, so I was…
  • More Tile, Room Plans, & A New Door

    Sherry Petersik
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Back to THE ROOM THAT DIDN’T EXIST A FEW WEEKS AGO. Pardon my type-screaming, but it doesn’t get much more exciting than that in my world. (Sidenote: I had a dream last night that there was a column in the newspaper called Shellac This! – all about shellacking a different piece of furniture each day – and the world was so enamored with it that normal morning conversation was “did you see what they shellacked this morning in Shellac This?” and it was getting turned into a major motion picture). We left you with a primed-&-ready picture of our new laundry…
  • Fab Freebie: Get The ‘Facts

    John Petersik
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    If you’ve ever strolled through Carytown in Richmond, you’ve hopefully hit up Modern Artifacts – a cool corner shop stocked with handmade goods like art, decor, tableware, and jewelry. They even have a few special sections, like an area that’s just for kids and a gallery space with framed art and photography (many from local makers). And even if you’re not a local, this week they’re dishing up a $250 gift card! On top of that prize, one of our favorite vendors to Modern Artifacts is throwing in another $100 to spend in their Etsy shop. GaugeNYC makes all…
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    GO HAMPTONS MEDIA | HAMPTONS WEB DESIGN & GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Douchebag Revolution (Hamptons Style)

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    This was originally published in East Hampton Patch. It’s official.  Douchebag spotters has gone viral.  And it has competitors.  It seems that locals have had enough and we are not going to take it anymore.  The internet is the perfect venue to spew everything …
  • Unlocked

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    In a dreamless sleep I shall leave crumbs on the sill. You betrayed my love. Yet. I will keep the window Unlocked.
  • La Luna

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    I keep thinking about the super moon last weekend. Is it possible that it was that lovely powerful moon that continues to keep feelings of everyone around me low and easily irritable? Some people are always hyper, but for me, the moon was so uplifting and inspiring. I loved taking …
  • New York Times

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    2 Aug 2014 | 9:52 pm
    My two New York Times mini articles for Room for Debate plus one that I was interviewed for: NY Times: In The Hamptons, Mind Your Manners – Or Else NY Times: Tip or Die
  • aka. the surly moral world of michel houellebecq

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    by Ty Wenzel I never felt so naked in my life. I spot Michel Houellebecq sitting at the table waiting patiently for the interview to start  when I show up with a colleague and my husband, Kurt.  A few yards away, I observed him carefully.  A 40-something, small, slouchy, …
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Blinds.com’s Periodic Table of Marketing Elements Goes to the Celing

    Abigail Sawyer
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    At Blinds.com, our first law of marketing is Experimentation Without Fear of Failure. (In fact, it’s a part of our core values). We test, hypothesize, and test some more to find new ways to delight our customers. We took the essential elements, aka tools, strategies and standards, that marketing is made of at Blinds.com and formed the Periodic Table of Marketing Elements. Learn More About The Periodic Table Takin’ It To The Ceiling We wanted these essential elements of our success to be always on our minds, so we took it to the ceiling (with inspiration from this). Watch the time…
  • Conceal Laundry Room Clutter with Sliding Panels

    Abigail Sawyer
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    We love that we have so many genius blogger friends in our lives. When Leanne from Rave and Review told us that she wanted to use sliding panels as a makeshift laundry room door, we were skeptical. We couldn’t quite picture it. But, we trusted Leanne’s vision and are happy to say that we were blown away by how her project turned out. As you can see above, Leanne did a major laundry room overhaul with a new stacked washer and dryer, and a wall organization system that truly made the most of a strange alcove. Sliding Panels for a Sleeker Laundry Room Leanne loved her new storage,…
  • Reinventing Roman Shades

    Evie Sweeten
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    We knew you missed them, so Soft Roman Shades are back! These shades have tons of options you can customize to exactly to fit your needs. Bali Soft Roman Shades are available in 90 quality fabrics to match any decor. They have the option of several different types of liners, like blackout, light filtering, and thermal. It also comes with almost every lift option available, ranging from top-down bottom-up to motorized. The fabrics available for the shades are also available for Bali Draperies so you can seamlessly match your window coverings. If you’re looking for a way to bring designer…
  • Dorm Room Decor 101: For the Dudes

    Evie Sweeten
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Standard issue dorm furniture and white walls are hard on the designer in all of us, even guys. We’ve made a list of dorm decor must haves for dudes that we think are key to making a temporary room feel like home. Bathroom Basics Switch out the standard white shower curtain for something a bit more fun. This blue shower curtain brings some color into an otherwise pretty drab room. Via urbanoutfitters.com Running out of toilet paper is a real possibility in a shared bathroom. Ensure you always have at least two rolls on hand with this unique toilet paper holder. Via fancy.com. For…
  • All Black Architectural Kitchen

    Evie Sweeten
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When looking through House Beautiful this month, we saw the most breathtaking kitchen that we just had to share with you. This mondern kitchen makes a bold statement with black lacquer cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a marble back splash. With the ample counter space for mixing drinks and munching on appetizers, this is the perfect party set-up. Get the Look: This black lampshade from destinationlighting.com has the same shape and shine as the one above. The hard lines give it architectural sharpness. This chair from hayneedle.com looks luxe enough to be used in a formal dining…
 
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    The Office Stylist

  • How to Design a Dark Office That’s Chic

    Sarah Weiner
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Don’t be scared of dark colors in an office space. Yes, I talk a lot about brightening an office, but that shouldn’t mean you have to stay 100 feet away from darker shades. In fact, I love black and navy A LOT. If you ever saw me in the office, I most likely will be... View full post > Related posts: Reader question: How to Have Dark Colors in your Office without it Seeming Gothic Lighten up that DARK workspace Stylishly Chic Home Office Makeover
  • How Turnstone’s Campfire Collection Is Changing The Way We Work

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The once daunting and uninviting conference tables of my parent’s generation are a thing of the past. Companies big and small are now starting to recognize that an inviting work culture is an important factor in an employee’s well-being. Ping Pong tables and large kitchens in corporate offices are not only encouraged by the emerging... View full post > Related posts: Want the LUX look for less? Target’s got a new collection for you… Spiritually Chic with the New Deepak Chopra + Rachel Roy Collection Futuristic Furniture Design: Capsule Collection
  • August Ink: Stylish, Inspirational Home and Office Decor

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    After stumbling across August Ink’s adorable collection on Instagram, I was able to connect with the designer, Andrea Daniel, herself. I love connecting with other successful woman entrepreneurs. I wanted to share with you a few of my current August Ink obsessions, because they are not only cute but inspirational too! This is our motto... View full post > Related posts: The Office Stylist in the August Issue of People Style Watch! Want to Keep your Office Guests Happy? Stylish Home Office Design for a Client
  • Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Describe your office space to us: Because I live in a pretty small one bedroom apartment, creating an office space was a bit of a challenge. I decided to turn a small corner of my living room into my working area by adding a desk and giving the space it’s own aesthetic, somewhat unique to the rest... View full post > Related posts: Amanda Risius’s Bright DIY Home Office Studio Space Daria’s Simply Chic Home Office Remix Sabrina’s Bright, Cozy and a Dash of Glam Home Office
  • Watch The Office Stylist on CBS News!

    Sarah Weiner
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Can you believe it? Last Thursday, I was featured on CBS News for the launch of WORK.!!!! It is surreal to see all of our hard work come to life on the television screen. News anchor, Kristine Lazar, and the CBS camera crew stopped by the office Thursday for an inside look at WORK. Before we... View full post > Related posts: Watch The Office Stylist on ABC News! BIG NEWS! Introducing work. by The Office Stylist! The Office Stylist in People Style Watch June 2013!
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Bridget Beari in Tulum Mexico

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    I am thrilled to show you one of the most exciting Bridget Beari projects, Casa Yakunah. I designed the interior of this private home in Tulum Mexico. The house is located 2 hours south of Cancun in the biosphere reserve called the Sian K'aan. This section of land is surround by the Caribbean on one side and the lagoon on the other. It is a stunning piece of property. The house was designed by Mexican architect from Cancun. We had many challenges between the Mexican architect, the American designer and the Italian contractor plus most of the workers…
  • Bridget Beari Back Room Sale!

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Look what we have at the Bridget Beari Back Room! Zebra stool for $175.00What a steal!A great accent for any room! Use it in a foyer under a console….Use it in a closet…..Use it at the base of the bedroom …...Come see us at the West End Antique Mall for all the cool Bridget Beari items. Happy Designing ……
  • Anatomy of a Room - #2 Daryl Carter

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    This is the second post in my series called Anatomy of a Room, where I break down a room to tell you why it works. This week we will showcase Daryl Carter, a DC designer. Daryl's tag line is the "new traditional"but I think he is the master of creating the unexpected in terms of furniture arrangements, mixing of styles and simplicity. Look at this living room: photo via Elle DecorWhat works: 1. Simple base of black and whiteNotice how he white washes the room in white - walls, ceilings, trim even the valances on the windows. This unifies the room. The accents of black - long…
  • Kips Bay Showhouse NYC

    13 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    While in NYC for the the Modenus Blog Tour trip we visited the annual New York Kips Bay Designer House. What a treat! There are always some great over the top rooms. Take a peak: Bridget Beari in NYC from Bridget Beari Designs on Vimeo.What is your favorite room? What makes a great showhouse room? We have this discussion at the office all the time. Should they be pretty? Intriguing? Cutting edge?Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
  • DC Designer House

    11 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    As we gear up here in Richmond for the 2014 Richmond Symphony Designer House I thought we would look back on the DC Designer House in which I participated on the selection committee. It was so much fun to be behind the scenes and watch the designers create fabulous rooms from concept boards, what a great professional we are in.  DC Designer House from Bridget Beari Designs on Vimeo.You'll even see Barry Dixon signing his book in one shot. I think my favorite room was the blue cabinets in the butler's pantry/wine room. That blue color was stunning!          …
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    COCOCOZY

  • ONE LAKE HOUSE - TWO DESIGN VIBES

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    I like this modern lake house located in Montauk on the tip of Long Island. Traditional outside...ultra modern inside. The 4500 square foot family home was designed by Robert Young Architects.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • COLORS OF A RAINBOW

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    A double rainbow over Hanalei Bay in Kauai (above)I took the photo above when TE and I went to Hawaii for vacation last summer.  We were staying at the St. Regis in Hanalei Bay in Kauai.  ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 7 ALL WHITE HOME DECOR FINDS

    13 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Was on One King's Lane website and found all of these home decorating goodies in white.  I sent a picture of the lamp above to TE for his opinion.  Thinking. Anyhooo...have been thinking a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SUMMER STRING LIGHTS - DINING AL FRESCO

    12 Aug 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Best of friend AM hung string lights in a large tree in her East Hampton yard for a Saturday night dinner party. (above)Got the photo above from best of friend AM yesterday.  She threw an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • $45 MILLION DOLLAR LOS ANGELES SPEC PROPERTY - SEE THIS HOUSE

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    With a price tag of $45 million dollars, this newly built modern Holmby Hills home is the highest priced spec house in Los Angeles.  It is listed by The Agency and is at 438 N. Faring Road... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Simplified Bee

  • Pinterest :: 5 Favorites

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Hello Monday! The start of a new week can be both refreshing and overwhelming. This week is loaded with back-to-school planning, client projects and wrapping up our remodel (which I’m hoping to share more pix of  soon!). So, I’m a bit more overwhelmed than I’d like. To start the week off on an inspiring note, I’m sharing a few of my favorite pins on Pinterest as of late. image sources top to bottom: Luigi Fragola Architects, Simply Divine Creation, House Beautiful, Tobi Fairley, DecorPad Any inspire you? happy decorating, Cristin   The post Pinterest :: 5…
  • Friday Finds :: Stylish Nightstands with Storage

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.   Whether it’s simply a place for a table lamp, clock radio and water glass or it houses books, earplugs and remote controls, the nightstand is an essential piece in every bedroom. From modern to traditional, Hollywood Regency to transitional, I’ve rounded up a variety of beautiful nightstands and bedside tables in an Ideabook on Houzz. My favorite designs include ones with drawers. There’s nothing better than stylish nightstands with…
  • Girls Flamingo Bedroom & Caitlin Wilson Textiles

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    It’s been months in the making, but our new home addition is in its final stages. The master suite was all new construction, but some rooms were reconfigured. One such room was the bedroom of one of my kiddos. She’s an animal lover and can be found most of the time in the backyard talking to our hens. She has even knit them scarves. So it was totally in her wheel house to select a pink flamingo wallpaper for her new room (yes, there are tons of flamingos and yes, it’s adorable).  Pinks, corals and gray. Loved this color palette and looked to Caitlin Wilson Textiles first…
  • Friday Finds :: Statement Rattan Chairs

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.   Popular in tropical climates, rattan furniture has made its way into our urban, suburban and country homes. Whether used inside or out, rattan furnishings give spaces a breezy, laid-back feel. Most recently, I’ve spotted the durable, lightweight material used for chairs in a variety of styles. I’m sharing a few of my favorite statement rattan chairs today.   product links: one // two // three // four // five The rattan hanging…
  • Our Small Walk-in Closet Design

    admin
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    One criteria for the new addition in our home was a walk-in closet for the master bedroom. The closet space is on the small side (roughly 6′ x 7′) and because it needed to be designed for me and my husband’s clothing, it had to be highly functional. I turned to and partnered with the nice folks at EasyClosets for help designing the perfect system for our closet. Over the phone and online, I worked with an EasyClosets designer to create a custom closet that maximizes storage from floor to ceiling and delivers a super stylish look. Functional and beautiful. Love!  …
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • White in New York

    Trudy Crane
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    I have been in New York since last week and I have seen so many wonderful things from white decor to white clothing and ceramics. The two stores I loved the most were Club Monaco and ABC Carpet and Home where many of these pictures were taken. In ABC they have the most amazing selection of white couches and beds I was in total heaven! The same with the ceramics....so many amazing artists are carried at ABC. The Club Monaco on Fifth avenue is the flagship store and is in a wonderful historic building with a florist shop attached, The Strand bookstore and a gorgeous coffee shop called Toby's…
  • White Beach House

    Trudy Crane
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    This beachy feeling house is available to rent for photo shoots or films from Beach Studios. Love the white floors and walls with the white furniture. I really love the kitchen with the big center table and industrial lights above....so cute. I am New York this week and am seeing so many wonderful whites in furniture, ceramics and accessories. I will post about what I saw at the end of the week but if you want to keep up with what I am seeing you can follow me on Instagram. Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome…
  • Cozy Cottages

    Trudy Crane
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    These cottages are so cute and cozy...some with shutters, others with ivy weaving around the windows and pretty roses. I really love the white cottage with black shutters in the first picture. To me this is the ideal look for a cottage...a classic look for sure. Add a wrought iron fence around the property and you have one perfect setting. Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House, The Charm of Home Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Found on countryliving.com, Found on housebeautiful.com, Found on…
  • Small Space Beauty

    Trudy Crane
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    I love this little house in Sweden...it has all the right proportions for sure. A nice size living/room office space is off a small eat-in kitchen that is all renovated. A pretty wallpaper really brightens up the space and the fun red chairs really pop. Two little balconies, one off the living room and one off the kitchen add another place to sit and make the space feel larger and more open. Very well planned indeed. Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House, The Charm of Home Enjoy! Trudy…
  • Sunday Blues

    Trudy Crane
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Starting a new week tomorrow and it is a big one....I drive my daughter to New York where she will start her Junior year at College. Moving from Montreal to New York is a big deal for her and for me...I am sad and sooo happy at the same time for her...and super proud. So it seems only fitting on this Sunday to show you a few blues...beautiful blues any of which I would have in my own home. Happy start to a new and exciting week for you all! Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House, The…
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    lifeinaventicup

  • Happy Monday...

    franki durbin
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Today really feels like Monday, doesn't it? I need an extra boost to propel me into the week today so I'm pulling out all the stops. Pink is always the cure, isn't it? A dash of sparkle, lots of gold accessories and of course the perfect pink mani.  Monday Essentials JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Essie Hi Maintenance // H&M Corsage Flower (similar) // Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet // Dresser top tray (similar & similar) J. Crew Bracelets (similar & similar) // Perfect Gold Hoops (similar)
  • Transported...

    franki durbin
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    It starts with 100 year old olive trees and doesn't stop there. Restauranteur Lisa Vanderpump's newest venue made it's online debut via Domaine. The interview of she and designer Jeff Lewis is as much about their witty repartee as it is the incredible features of the space. Reclaimed wood from around the globe and Parisian artifacts warm up the space in Lisa's signature perfect patina. “I wanted to make people feel like they’d been transported somewhere else, somewhere distant, and do something totally different than anything else in West Hollywood.” Lisa Vanderpump The patio, the…
  • Desktop Refresh: Upgraded Office Essentials with Feminine Appeal...

    franki durbin
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Somewhere along the line we decided that desktop accents and accessories didn't have to be so cold and boring. Gone are the black staplers and oversized calendars. Now, options abound to keep your home or office desk looking chic and feminine. Let's start with the petite powerhouse otherwise known as the espresso machine. Hello, pretty soft white Nespresso! This is their newest introduction and it can be found for as little as $99. Perfect for the java lover in your life (perhaps that's you!). When you're focused on your projects all day a nice little pick me up is a…
  • Brand Watch: Aesthetic Content...

    franki durbin
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    There must be something in the Dallas water, as we are birthing new businesses every day. Our interior design community is massive and growing. Our boutiques are bursting forth with amazing design products. There are entire furniture and home interior lines built and born here. Dallas is truly an amazing place to be right now. Aesthetic Content reached out to say hello, They are new lifestyle brand offering lighting, textiles candles and tabletop accessories for those whose tastes lean towards the sleek and modern. The clean appeal of these pretty wares is obvious, but I love their commitment…
  • Weekend Hair Inspiration: Low Side Pony...

    franki durbin
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    Saturdays are fuss-free and effortless... right? In theory. I've discovered that my weekend 'do is shifting to a pretty little low slung side pony lately. And you know what? I love it. A burst of bangs swept to the side, loose waves and a bump at the crown are all that you need to keep this easy style looking better as the day goes on. You only need three things: a blow dryer & a round brush (for adding volume at thr crown and styling those bangs) and then a medium hold hair spray. That's it. Let yesterday's waves be the star of the show and don't over style this…
 
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • DIY Pallet Storage Shelving

    Chelsea Mohrman
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Pallets have been popping up for many years in DIY furniture projects due to their low cost, versatility, and ease of use. One of the best ways to repurpose them is to use them for extra storage (because really who doesn’t need more storage?). Using the pallet vertically creates excellent storage that is perfect for any small space! This project requires only a few modifications to the original pallet so don’t be daunted by the size, this one won’t take nearly as long as you think.Supplies:pallettape measurespare piece of woodsawwhite paintsticker letters if…
  • Terraced Studio With Storage Built Into The Stepped Floor

    Simona Ganea
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:31 am
    In Alassio, Italy, there’s this beautiful park overlooking the golf where used to be a deteriorated building with a splendid location. The architects of Studioata were in charge of a difficult project: replacing that old building with a new one and making it look natural.They built this tiny studio that only measures 35 square meters. It’s elevated on this stone platform but still, a custom design and layout were needed in order to let the users enjoy the amazing views. It’s why they came up with the idea for a stepped floor plan. They basically adapted the new building to…
  • 10 Fall Must-Do’s For Every Home

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:40 am
    Fall will be here in just a few short weeks and it’s time to start packing away the colorful, summery decor. Instead, let’s start shopping and brainstorming ways to spruce up the home for a cozy season ahead. But, there are some little ways to bring fall in without breaking the bank or breaking your back. Let’s take a peek at 10 fall must-do’s for every home that wants to create a certain autumn flair.1. Gourds Galore.The most exciting part of the season, in my opinion, is pumpkin! Pumpkin flavor, pumpkin colors and of course, pumpkin decor. From funny shape gourds to…
  • Make The Most Of Your Open Floor Plan With Ikea Room Dividers

    Simona Ganea
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    Whether you want to gain some privacy for your living room work station, to separate the seating area from the bedroom or to put a wall between the dining area and the rest of the open floor plan, these room dividers from IKEA work great in every case and, more than that, they even let you squeeze in some extra storage and display space.You can see the whole arrangement from a different angle to better appreciate the layout. The IKEA Expedit divider offers privacy but doesn’t completely enclose the space so you still see the rest of the room even when you’re relaxing in bed.The…
  • Sculptural Staircase Defines A Modern Two-Storey Apartment In Mumbai

    Simona Ganea
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Custom-designed for a family in Mumbai, India, this apartment is a masterpiece focused around an exquisite and unique staircase. When Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop started working on this project, they came up with a well-defined program based on the needs and preferences of each member of the family and each space.The staircase is located at the center of the apartment and was designed as a sculpture. It can be seen from anywhere in the public areas and is the element that connects the rest of the accent features.Its design and characteristics are replicated in other architectural and…
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    Design blog from APD Interiors

  • Fancy a Zinc top table?

    Andrew Dunning
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    One of the advantages of running a design and build business like APD Interiors is having a great build team in house. It makes renovation work on my own home easier and we always have someone who can get things done! We’ve recently created an ‘outdoors room’ in the garden of our London home. It’s an area that’s aims to create a more intimate space for entertaining and give us some privacy from the neighbours – well as much as you can in an urban London garden. Having completed the hard landscaping and planting I needed a garden table. I really wanted a…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    This week’s Room of the Week is a very dark bathroom featuring jet black walls that form a great backdrop for the feature steel bath. Although the trend has been for beige, plain bathrooms we are increasingly seeing rooms where the interior decoration is more evolved and the room then becomes far more interesting. There are many ways to achieve this look by using tiles, wallpaper or paint. If you don’t feel brave enough to choose a dark tile adding the black edge to your bathroom can still be achieved by using wallpaper. There are now many designs available that are suitable…
  • APD Interiors turns 10 years old

    Andrew Dunning
    11 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today we are celebrating APD Interiors turning 10 years old. From humble beginnings back in 2004 we have grown over the last 10 years to become a successful design and build company who operates internationally. It’s been a rocky road at times, especially through the recent economic crisis when no-one was spending money on their interiors – so we are pleased to be celebrating 10 years in business today. To celebrate I wanted to take a look back over the past 10 years at some of my favourite projects and explain how the business started. In 2001 I had just purchased by first home…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    8 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    We are starting this week in a smart nautical themed dining room. Today’s Room of the Week features a neutral interior which is supplemented with the additional of furnishings in primary colours. The result is a bright space that would be a joy to dine in – an especially colourful way to start your day! A bright white interior can serve as a good base for adding blocks of colour to liven it up. I particularly like this style of interior as it allows you to quickly update the look through the seasons. This is a good way to keep your interior fresh and vibrant, if you are rotating…
  • Made.com

    Andrew Dunning
    4 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In our design practice we often use made.com when we are designing and specifying an interior for a homeowner. Also given the highly competitive prices it is a great source of furniture and accessories when we are working on a rental flat for a landlord. I love that their range is really affordable so your purchases don’t all have to be investments for the future. On made.com you will find furniture, sofas, beds, lighting, art, rugs – indeed everything you need to make your house a home. A couple of weeks ago they asked me to review one of their lighting products in my own home.
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  • Classic Cantilever Chairs

    Jon Peters
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy As a fan of mid century modern furniture pieces, one of my favorite go-to resources for finding unique, one-of-a-kind additions for the home is Etsy. The no BS approach to buying vintage in anorganized and easy to use online marketplace allows you to find that perfect piece you’ve been missing.  In fact, most of the pieces that I’ve fallen in love with I had no idea that I was missing until I discovered them on Etsy.  I’ll also admit that cool chairs and me are like a month to a flame, and it just so happens that I’ve been on the…
  • Tastefully Decorated Teepees

    Jon Peters
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy When I was a little kid, one of my most favorite pastimes was gathering up all of the sheets, blankets and pillows that I could find and creating a fort for my siblings and I to play inside.  I swear that we were not fully satisfied until the linen closet was cleared out, with everything completely unfolded and the dining room chairs pulled away from their assigned position.  I’m sure it was annoying for my mom to see our chaotic creation, but we really did have a ton of fun making those little forts in the living room. These days, it seems…
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Studio M
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy Over the weekend, it seemed as though our Facebook feed was overtaken by YouTube videos of our closest friends, relatives, and professional associates participating in the viral spreading Ice Bucket Challenge.  The challenge, which consists of raising awareness for ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) by videotaping oneself dumping a bucket of cold ice water over their heads and, in turn, challenging others to do the same within the next 24 hours.  According to the rules, if the person challenged doesn’t complete the task and upload…
  • Michelle’s Rue Magazine Interview

    Studio M
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy Studio M’s owner and Principal Designer, Michelle Jennings Wiebe, sits down with Rue Magazine for a firsthand look into the life of one of today’s top interior design talents. Get personal with Studio M’s own style icon, as written by Crystal Palecek! “Tampa based designer, Michelle Wiebe of Studio M is a veteran when it comes to high style, social media savvy, and staying at the pulse of the interiors industry. Known for her unparalleled knack for luxury design and running a design firm with purpose and…
  • Jeff Lewis’ Latest Collaboration

    Jon Peters
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy A long, long time ago (or back when I had cable a few months ago) I loved watching episodes of Bravo’s “Flipping Out” with Jeff Lewis. An OCD design perfectionist, Jeff transformed homes into unbelievable spaces that you’d absolutely love to own. I thought Jenny, his office manager and right-hand woman, and Zoila, his nap-loving housekeeper, were a riot and always kept the show balanced and entertaining. Another hit at Bravo is also “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. The show’s ringleader is Lisa Vanderpump, wife and…
 
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    Renée Finberg ' TELLS ALL ' in her blog of her Adventures in Design

  • Window Boxes & Faux Balconies

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    window boxes, faux balconiesI adore window boxes and false balconies!!!Adding window boxes filled with flowers can radically change the facade of a building.Beacon Hill in Bostonwindow boxes, faux balconiesI think the window boxes mounted on the second story adds charm to this already pretty home.There is no limit to what you can use.Just fill with flowering plants and mount to a wall, door , or a window.window boxes, faux balconiesThis really says "NYC SPRING"window boxes, faux balconiesFaux BalconyWhat could do more for a structure than a faux balcony? Faux BalconyI have found a…
  • I Need A Rock

    11 Jun 2014 | 3:55 am
    It is finally beginning to warm up...there are signs of life ....the trees are sprouting tiny chartreuse leaves.The forsythia are just now starting to bloom.The tulips are beyond confusedAnd so am I. Last Thursday I went sailing with a friend and it was beyond divine.Not a cloud in the sky.Sun.Warmth.I really thought that I had died and gone to heaven.my girl JOEYYes.It was a good day.One of the best that I have had since my move here. The next day I worked in the yard with my motherand it was a typically dismal and chilly.We mulched, raked leaves and planted.The very next day was…
  • Barn Doors & Barn Door Hardware

    27 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    Barn Doors & Barn Door HardwareI have a long time love affair going on....with barn doors.When I used this concept in a job 10 years ago,it was hell to find the hardware.At the bottom of this post you will find the source for thesebarn doors & the hardware.It is a great site.There is a great selections of barn doorson this site.Use your imagination.....where would you use a BARN DOOR?Do you like barn doors ?And if you do....Where would you used a barn door?Have a great week.Rustica Hardware...WOW. What a source!!!http://rusticahardware.com/ Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her Blog of her…
  • An Artists Retreat In Bolinas California

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    I was watching a expose on a community in California called Bolinas.When I googled images for Bolinas California up popped this artists retreat.I was wow'd out by the interiors so I have posted the home in Bolinas.I found out who the designer was and it was a mother daughter team from Truckee Nevada.Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe?I have. My Dad had 2 restaurants on the Lake.It is amazing there....the area truly is kissed by G-d.Well, Truckee Nevada is right outside of Tahoe....on the way to Reno.Truckee is the town where this mother daughter team have their design…
  • Late Snow In Maine

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    It seems as though summer will never come.We have had temps in the 20's all week.The Mainer's assure me that this has been a horrible winter and that it is a rare one as well.In March I was really wondering if I could tolerate these Maine winters.But alas......the memory of summer,and the hope of a Maine summer keeps me going.Yes.Summer in Maine is that magical.I love every day of it.ArcadiaThe lilacs will soon arrive.The deep green will arrive.And my favorite summer flower.....the poppy will come too!!! Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her Blog of her Adventures in Design, Boca Raton…
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  • Peaceful Treasury

    bmthour
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Treasury from: DSG Peaceful Bright Book Throw Pillow From: DSG $32.66 Arm Chair with Buttons in Linen French Yellow From: DSG $269.02 Dreaming Tree Red From: Art $37.99 Handwoven basket unique container golden Danish From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $24.00 Unique fiberart book journal cover textured yellow From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $33.00 Microsuede Pillow From: DSG $27.99 Ikea Eivor Cirkel Rug 2 From: Ikea $249.99 Upholstered Red Paisley Chair From: DSG $299.99 Extreme Close-up of Red Rose From: Art $19.99 Oval Gardening Basket, Wood From: DSG $33.68…
  • CAN WE EXPECT 3D PRINTED FURNITURE?

    Interior Design Style
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There’s so much talk of late about 3D printing, what with the first proper branded commercially available and affordable 3D printer recently being born. Many of the conversations concern whether or not the industry will be economically viable, what the moral implications are for potential of making obsolete countless manufacturing jobs, if and how it will impact the fields of science and art, and even what it will mean for crime­fighting that much of the public could now easily happen across 3D blueprints online for gun parts and other weaponry. The important question however, as we…
  • Custom Homes: Transforming Your Dreams Into Reality

    Interior Design Style
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    While custom homes may be shaping dreams of droves of homemakers out there, it should be remembered that financing a custom home entails a few considerations from your end. For instance, a custom home would require a construction loan that will not be offered by most of the lenders out there. In case, you don’t already own a land, you will be required financing the land purchase as well as the home construction. However, it’s not egregiously expensive when compared to buying an already built house. The quality of the materials sourced by you will impact the final price. Keeping…
  • How Choosing The Right Style Of Windows Improves Your Home

    Interior Design Style
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    Today, home owners are provided with a wide array of window style choices. Because of this, shopping for windows of your home does not have to be done in such a hurry. It is highly recommended that you take time and effort in determining the right window style for your home. The Benefits of Having The Right Window Type With all the different types of windows out in the market today, it can be quite difficult to determine which would suit your personal and home needs well. A lot of people are wondering why they have to go through the hassle of ensuring that the right window style will be used…
  • History of Parquet Flooring

    Interior Design Style
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Parquetry has had a chequered history (pun intended). We are not talking about that cheap flooring material that is used in your apartment either. That type of flooring is called parquet tile (consisting of a synthetic wood) and is a far cry from the real thing. Real parquet is a floor made up from wooden blocks. Parquet patterns are traditionally geometrical or angular in nature – squares, lozenges and triangles are most common. But where did it originate and why did it stop being used? This article is going to answer those questions by tracking its emergence in 16th century France…
 
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  • The Clover, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color. by StilNovoDesign

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    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.The Clover design is a symbol of good luck, fortune & success.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 & dimensions, all…
  • Special, Ready to Ship. Recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder, Hand Painted design, 5 tea lights, golden oak color by StilNovoDesign

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    55.00 USDReady to ship recycled oak wine barrel single stave candleholder, hand painted with our exclusive Kaleidoscope design. The candleholder top's base is finished in a warm golden oak color, while the underside still shows the red staining left by the red wine previously held in the barrel.Perfect as an original gift idea, or as a very elegant centerpiece for any dining table, fireplace mantel or side table.Measurements are: 28 1/8" X 3 7/8"The candleholder is made to accommodate 5 tea lights candles (included in the price)Our finely handcrafted candleholders are made from…
  • Ace, collapsible folding stool or end, side table, recycled oak wine barrel by StilNovoDesign

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    115.00 USDThis versatile piece allows you to use it as a portable folding stool as well as a little end/side table. It is light to transport and easy to store away.Our Ace's top is entirely made with recycled oak from discarded, used wine barrels and set on a collapsible frame that easily folds for convenient storage.Our Ace is a practical little helper that may become handy in any room of the house, conveniently adding an extra seat or serving as a little table whenever needed.Ace is a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.This piece features a round…
  • Liquorish, recycled oak wine barrel stave shot glass sampler, 5 shot glasses by StilNovoDesign

    9 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    79.99 USDLiquorish is a unique shot glass sampler, perfect to serve a selection of spirits/liquors in a very original presentation. Ideal for dinner parties, gatherings and tastings. Its stylish design will harmonize with any interior design, from classical to contemporary.Our finely handcrafted items 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.The red wine…
  • The Windmill, Four legs Drop Leaf Bistro Table, Recycled Oak Wine Barrel by StilNovoDesign

    8 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    525.00 USDThe Windmill is our four legs version of the classical bistro table; it has the smart drop leaf feature that gives you the possibility to customize the table’s size to your likings and change it accordingly to your necessity. The Windmill is entirely made with reclaimed solid oak from discarded wine barrels, using the barrel staves for the legs and its actual head as the top, showing the inner side stained with the red wine previously contained in the barrel and complemented with a rich cherry chocolate color, while the rest is finished with a warm mahogany color (other colors…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • A Homeowner's View of Who Should Be - and Who Shouldn't Be - On Your Bidding List

    13 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    An important part of the comprehensive service Residential Architects provide is helping our clients choose the right builder for their new home or remodeling project.I've written a couple of blog posts about the subject because the success of your project depends on the skill and knowledge of the people who build it.But almost as important as that skill and knowledge is the “fit” of your builder to your personality and your tastes – after all, you’re going to spend a lot of time, and a lot of money, with them.That’s why I ask my clients to interview builders before we consider…
  • Make Your Foyer Fit Your Home

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Your home probably has several entries - front door, back door, garage door - but you only use one to welcome guests into your home. The front door in most homes opens into a foyer, a word derived from French and originally referring to a small room that separated the heated rooms of the house from the outside, keeping the cold out.Fortunately, central heating made that function obsolete. Today, a home's foyer serves several other important functions, not the least of which is giving your guests a glimpse into the style and character of the rest of your house.That's important, because…
  • It's Just a Garage Addition...Before and After

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    "Garage addition."Not exactly the sexiest words in residential Architecture.  But that doesn't mean this project shouldn't get the same design attention as a kitchen or bathroom remodeling.This lovely Muirfield Village home, built in 1981 on the sixth fairway of Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament course, needed a third garage bay that would blend seamlessly with the existing house.But the existing garage, on the right side in the photo above, didn't leave room to add another "side-loading" garage bay.Read More >    
  • Remodeling an Historic 1932 Colonial Revival Home

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The best home remodelings sometimes are the most subtle.  This 1932 Colonial Revival home in historic Olde Beechwold (Columbus, Ohio) needed updating, but didn't need a dramatic overhaul. The new owners moved from another home in the area, and already understood this home's potential.The classic lines and symmetry of the home remained untouched outside.Read More >    
  • Ready, Set, Stuck - 4 Strategies for Getting Your New Home Past the Dream Stage

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    So you've been dreaming about your new or remodeled home for a long time now.  You've looked at dozens – maybe hundreds – of house plans online.You've built up a huge collection of photos on Houzz, or Pinterest, or both.And yet somehow, you don’t feel any closer to your dream house.  Maybe you even feel a little further away from it.  You thought that by taking your time and collecting ideas and information you’d make progress, but instead, you’re stuck.Getting stuck at the dream stage is a common problem that I hear about every week from people just like you – here…
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  • One Stop Antiquing in England By Toma Clark Haines – The Antiques Diva & Co

    Veronika Miller
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    As owner of The Antiques Diva® & Co - Europe’s largest antiques sourcing and touring company – I’m often asked where the best places are to buy antiques.  I could go on for ages and pages about the flea markets in the south of France, the delights found in antique dealers homes in the Swedish countryside and the plethora of pieces available at the antique warehouses in Belgium.  But when a client tells me they are looking for one stop shopping – that they need to maximize their time and travel dollars to shop the most amount of inventory at the best prices in the shortest…
  • Coastal living in Digby, Nova Scotia

    Florence von Pelet
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    If you seek a quiet place that offers just enough local activities, stunning views and an abundance of succulent lobster, we have just the spot, Digby, Nova Scotia. I recently had the opportunity to visit the wharf side town that is brimming with maritime charm. Digby Nova Scotia is a small town in Canada with a population close to 2,500. Farmlands dominate the town with rolling mountains, lush hills, fresh water lakes and the Atlantic ocean bordering the east coast of the Digby neck. Pulling up to our stunning home for the next week a true farmhouse equipped with a full barn, I was…
  • A trip to Guatemala: A country of color and love.

    Florence von Pelet
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    During BlogTour Milan I had the pleasure of getting to know talented interior design partners Kelly Kole and Joann Kandrac of Kandrac and Kole. One evening, over a glass of wine, Kelly briefly mentioned her annual mission trip to Guatemala which caught my attention. Kelly told us about her previous trips and how participating teams build a home for a family in need. She suggested I should join and I agreed almost immediately. With the support of previous BlogTour sponsors DXV, Mr.Steam and BLANCO as well as industry partners MODENUS, Flying Camel, Whitegood and O’Reilly DePalma we were…
  • Streamsong Golf and Spa Resort – The World of Alberto Alfonso

    Veronika Miller
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    We met Alberto Alfonso years ago when we first interviewed him for his design of the Chihuly museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. We’ve been back to the museum several times since, both for the love of Chihuly’s work as for the beautiful framework Alberto had created for it. Having now been able to see a second project we can safely say that Alberto’s work is about creating a stage for the design within or the setting that surrounds it, always with a focus on blending materials, shapes and textures for a well balanced, yet edgy, composition. Image credit Albert Hurley Opened…
  • How to use Modenus Designer and Artisan Portfolios

    Veronika Miller
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Recently, we have proudly relaunched our portfolio section for design pros, artisans and craftsmen. Since every new technology can be a bit confusing, we want to share a how-to with you today to make sure you can make the most of your Modenus portfolio. Have a look: You can see right away that our new portfolios are made to impress our audience. The three main areas are THE HEADER (Banner image, social icons and website link),  THE BIO (left sidebar with profile image, bio and contact information) and THE FIELD (with space for unlimited images). THE HEADER Step 1: Select your banner images.
 
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • The Fresh Look of Painted Furniture

    Chris Fox
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Yawn…For years, I have looked at my gorgeous but oh-so-traditional mahogany corner cupboard and wished that I could update its look with a painted interior, but I was afraid to do it myself.  As luck would have it, one of my designer clients recently mentioned Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, which she enthusiastically endorsed.  Once I found out that you don’t even have to prep the surface before painting, I was in! Before and After. I adore the new look! I’ve been thrilled to see the growing trend in recent years to paint traditional woods like mahogany or cherry, and the look is fabulous…
  • Calling All Designers

    Tim OBrien
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Why shop locally, when you can shop at the World’s Largest— 1.3-million square foot —furniture showroom in the Furniture Capital of the World? Treat us like we are in your backyard and let us be your “local” resource for home furnishings. Prior to your visit, we can offer great concierge service as well as suggest which of the three major area airports would be the best choice from your city of travel. Furnitureland South partners with various area hotels—whether you prefer a boutique style hotel, such as the historic J.H. Adams Inn in downtown High Point, or luxurious…
  • The Bridal Suite of Wedding ‘Whites’

    Kristin Grubb
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:05 am
    Wedding season is upon us! This beautiful time of year is the perfect setting for any wedding style—whether whimsical, sophisticated, glamorous, or relaxed. Similarly, from antique ivories to champagnes to petal pinks, the modern bride is no longer limited to the traditional pure white gown. The updated looks and color palettes of these distinctive bridal styles are also inspiring today’s most fashionable interiors. As both a newlywed and a Design Consultant at Furnitureland South, I have realized how furniture & fashion are married. Trends and style elements from the runway and the…
  • Your Style, Your Home

    Liz Gennett
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:29 am
    Designers often feel that they should guide clients towards matching pieces of furniture. One of my passions as a design consultant here at Furnitureland South, is to allow my clients to actually curate their own spaces instead of imposing these outdated design rules on them. I believe that the focus should not be on creating a picture-perfect space but rather creating the individual client’s perfect space. My experiences in home design and set design enable me to envision how a piece of furniture or a room design will fit my clients’ unique needs and lifestyles. We all want our homes to…
  • My Father and His Recliner

    Karen Beveridge
    15 Jun 2014 | 7:39 am
    The one thing that sticks in my mind is the relationship my parents always had. I see many couples come into Furnitureland South and there is an ongoing dispute over whether the husband or boyfriend gets his say to have a recliner in the room we are furnishing. Growing up there was always a recliner in the living room or family room for my father to sit in and watch TV and usually on Friday nights, as a young child, I would sit on his lap while he watched the Friday night fights.   He would have a bowl of some snack, usually peanuts or popcorn that he made the old-fashioned way with oil in…
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    Stylizimo Blog

  • My latest work

    Nina Holst
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    A new painting ( by me ) is up on the wall, this time with cold blue tones and hints of bronze… The painting is 900x1200mm, and is for sale for 7000 NOK. ( shipping in Norway 250,- ) If you are interested in the painting, please send me an email to nina(at)stylizimo(dot)com I´m actually working on a new website where you can see all my paintings. My own little gallery *smile*. I´ll let you know when it´s up running. Images: Nina Holst    
  • Today’s decorating tip!

    Nina Holst
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    While taking our Sunday walk in the woods this weekend, I discovered a couple of small oak trees that I brought home with me. There is something about their leaves that I like so much, and the roots are also very decorative when you put it in a glass vase like I have done here. Leaves are as you can see very decorative and can easily be replaced by flowers, so why not bring a couple of branches home with you on your next walk. Tip of the day!   Image: Nina Holst
  • Autumn feeling on the terrace

    Nina Holst
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Since it suddenly feels like autumn in the air, I couldn´t wait buying a few autumn flowers for our terrace to reinforce the feeling. I hope we still will have a lot of warm days ahead of us, but I have to admit that I love that autumn is sneaking upon us as well – it´s just something about that fresh air and darker nights… Some of my (dead) summer flowers have been replaced by white Erica and winter-green plants. Love my little oasis out here on our patio. This is my view from our outdoor sofa that´s underneath a white sail. You can see more photos from the terrace with summer…
  • Stylish bedroom on a budget

    Nina Holst
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
      1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8  I  9 Having a stylish bedroom doesn´t mean that it have to cost a fortune decorating it. In Stylizimo Shop you´ll find a lot of products from Ellos, as I think they have a lot of nice décor for a good price. So today I have picked out a few favorites for the bedroom, a guide on how you can create a stylish bedroom on a low budget. ( The bedding is a bit expensive though, but I find it important to invest in good quality bedding..  – this one is from Soul of Himla) I wish you all a restful weekend!  
  • Milla Boutique Oslo – new store

    Nina Holst
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Milla Boutique celebrated their relaunch (new logo, new address, and new store) at Aker Brygge yesterday, and I was lucky to be invited to their fabulous opening party. This have to be the coolest and prettiest interior shop I have even seen (…and I have visited a few *smile*), and I´m very proud and happy that it´s located here in Norway. This is a “must visit” if your in Oslo – believe me! Unfortunately, I didn´t bring my camera, but I took some photos with my Iphone when most people had left for the night, so you can see for yourself how awesome the new Milla…
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  • Scandinavian White Dream Home in Norway

    laura@interiordesignfiles.com
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    The stunning white house located belongs to photographer and interior stylist Line Kay and her husband. {femina.dk} Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It [...]
  • Impeccable Style – Designer Shirley Meisels

    laura@interiordesignfiles.com
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Known for her unique aesthetic the principal designer of Toronto-based firm MHouse Shirley Meisels had worked for 13 years as a stylist for television shows and magazines. In the interview for the Globe she shared some secrets behind her style. Pin It “Lighting is like jewellery – the finishing touch. I like to make ceiling [...]
  • Charming Vacation House with Lush Gardens in Ibiza

    laura@interiordesignfiles.com
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    The owner of this home, a jewelry designer and art dealer from the UK, captivated with the island spell, restored the old house with charming courtyards and terraces in Dalt Vila and turned it into his summer retreat. The eclectic interiors of the house reflect all the influences inherited from the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Arabs. The [...]
  • Feminine One Bedroom Apartment Design in Sweden

    laura@interiordesignfiles.com
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    This feminine apartment with a large balcony and nicely preserved tiled floor, stucco, ceiling medallions, beautiful woodwork is set on the second floor of an old building. Pin It The spacious living room with white painted tiled floor and light gray walls with enough space for a workplace. Pin It Pin It Pin It Two [...]
  • Anthropologie finds for dining and entertaining

    laura@interiordesignfiles.com
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Gallus Dessert Plate Pin It Gallus Dessert Plates Pin It Sardina Serveware Pin It Francophile Dinner Plates Pin It Imperial Cheese Knives Pin It Sissinghurst Castle Dinner Plates Pin It Unlikely Symmetry Roses Teacup & Saucer Pin It Jardin Des Plantes Tea Set by Ruan Hoffmann Pin It Lohja Salad Plate Pin It [...]
 
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • Awesomely Stylish Urban Living Rooms

    HD Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    The living room is where we spend most of our time – watching television, reading, or just hanging out. When it’s comfortable and chic, our lives feel more in focus. Here, we feature 21 living rooms with their own beautiful aesthetics that are each welcoming, modern, and chic. Take a look. The wild colors in this area rug are reminiscent of the pixels on a computer screen and make the whole space feel instantly modern and hip.Cool unfinished walls accented with a pristine chesterfield make this living room super chic. The wide open spaces speak for themselves here – not to…
  • Gorgeously Minimal Kitchens with Perfect Organization

    HD Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    The first kitchen uses cool beige tones and recessed lighting to create a sense of calm. This kitchen really brightens things up with open cabinets of sunny yellow for a distinctly modern vibe. The reddish orange accents in this kitchen, and the creative sunken dining table, give the kitchen a really retro feel. Another neutral option lets the practical elements of the kitchen itself all but disappear, highlighting beautiful views and open windows. For more counter space, this kitchen utilizes a huge natural wood island with its own sink. The bright yellow where gives the kitchen a very…
  • Say Yes to Yellow: 4 Apartments That Flaunt Yellow Accents

    HD Staff
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    When dealing with modern design, it is easy to fall victim to the tyranny of neutrals. A room all in white seems so clean and chic. But when designers are able to include a few splashes of marvelous bright color, that is when a room can really come alive. Take a look at the four apartments featured here from Yo Dezeen, AvA Studio, mg design uk, and AR Studio. Our first burst of yellow comes to us from the design team at Yo Dezeen. In a home with largely classic architecture, adding an irregular yellow panel is shockingly modern .The designers have also pulled the color in by painting this…
  • Simple Yet Modern Interiors from 2 B Group

    HD Staff
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    When it comes to modern design ideas, it can be a struggle to find the balance between beautiful, calming minimalism and brilliant, colorful interiors that inspire creativity. The team at 2 B Group has managed to find that balance in so many of their designs. Here, we will showcase a number of interiors that they have done, adding important details from the gorgeously subtle to the attention-grabbing. The first apartment is none too large at 350 square meters, but still packs plenty of colorful design elements. The living room has multiple funky focal points starting with a blue velvet sofa…
  • Hillside California Home with Gorgeous Outdoor Spaces

    HD Staff
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    The Los Angeles-based team at Studio William Hefner create amazing architecture, intriguing interiors, and lovely landscaping. The entirety of their talents are on display in this gorgeously modern hillside home that screams of California style. It’s no mystery why this location was chosen with its endless views of the valley below. An infinity pool adds a serene glamour to the outdoor space while there is just enough grass for feeling it between your toes – even during a drought. The open house with its low, modern design takes full advantage of the views, making walls out of…
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  • Creating a Meditation Corner in my Basement Laundry Room

    Susan
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I really wanted to create a corner of my home where no one would find me so I could squeeze in a little meditation time. When the time came to address the last frontier of the basement – the laundry lounge – I saw my opportunity.  I call it a ‘lounge’ because there are no walls separating it from the rest of the basement. However, there is a hidden corner to the right as you enter the laundry space. Like most people, stuff sort of floats around and ends up in the dark corners of the basement as spontaneous storage. Look familiar? Step One was decluttering. I got rid…
  • Easy Outdoor Entertaining Tips

    Susan
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Planning an outdoor entertaining event? No worries – keep it simple and have fun. A few simple planning tips will help your summer party be a smash! Seating Part of the fun (and challenge) of outdoor entertaining is figuring out the logistics of where everyone can sit and talk to each other. Creating multiple conversational groups can be formal, or a simple as a few chairs around a table. Set up a few groupings around the yard! Decor Of course, once you have your layout, you need to spruce it up! Mix and match pillows are always festive. And you can’t go wrong with flowers. Potted…
  • Set the Mood with Summer Night Lights

    Susan
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    As the long days of summer begin to fade, outdoor lights cast a warm glow and keep summer going as long as possible! Here are five easy outdoor lighting ideas that work together to create layers of light to keep any party going! Bonus: summer night lights are quite flattering! 1. Colorful Lanterns Chinese lanterns and flameless lanterns are a quick way to add color during the day and beautiful light at night! 2. Romantic Candles Candles make your complexion positively glow! Painting the inside of terracotta pots metallic give that glow an extra boost. Mixing candles and candleholders…
  • Fire Pit Party Tips: S’mores and Sparklers

    Susan
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Outdoor entertaining may start around dinner, but often finishes after dinner – meaning the perfect opportunity for fire pit fun! A little planning ahead can minimize the messiness and potential dangers. S’Mores Tips When the party is in full swing, it’s much easier to set up a self-serve S’more station. I’ve tried it both ways. Here I just set up the ingredients and let ‘em roll. But I have found it much easier to pre-assemble little S’More kits ahead of time. It’s quick, and you know exactly how much of each ingredient you have. Also helpful if…
  • Room Transitions: 3 Rooms Connected

    Susan
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    Making Three Rooms Play Nice When we renovated our kitchen (here), I only showed you the kitchen side of the now family/kitchen combo because there wasn’t much to see on the other side until we found figured out the furniture for the family room and sun room. The Tour Well, we finally got around to it, so I’d like to take you on a brief tour of the heart of our home – kitchen, family room and sun room. They’re all connected – which means they have to get along and transition smoothly from room to room.  Before I show you details from each room, let’s take…
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  • Summer Dessert: Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

    Anchal Bhatia
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The perfect end to any summer meal? A mouth-watering summer dessert, of course! But when it comes to summer dessert, it’s important that it should require minimal cooking, should be easy to put together, and show up the flavors of the season. After all, when the living gets easy, should not cooking get equally simple too? Check out this frosted banana bars recipe that’s not only quick and easy to assemble but takes only minutes to disappear. Summer Dessert: Frosted Banana Bars Frosted banana bars recipe Image via: Itsy Bitsy Foodies Total time 30 minutes + cooling Yields: 36 servings…
  • Patriotic Labor Day Decoration Ideas

    Rehana Akter
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Summer is going to end soon and the Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, the last big holiday of this season. Its the time to take preparation for decorating your home for Labor Day parties and events. As it is a patriotic day, the inclusion of red, white, and blue colors will bring a patriotic spirit. Check out these ideas that will inspire you to make your Labor Day decoration more interesting. Patriotic Labor Day Decoration Ideas Patriotic Labor Day centerpiece idea Image via: Skimbaco Lifestyle Make Centerpiece with Seasonal Harvest During this time, a variety of fruits, flowers, and…
  • Summer Favorite: Savory Breakfast Sliders Recipe

    Lydia Mathews
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    It is always great to begin each day with a bang and you can definitely do that by having the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Breakfast sliders can give you some of the vital nutrition that you would need for the day, depending on how you make it. For this breakfast recipe, we are going to take all of the hot classic favorites and place them together for a grab-in-go breakfast slider. The recipe is quick and simple to make, so let’s get started on this power house breakfast for you and your family to enjoy. Summer Favorite: Savory Breakfast Sliders Breakfast Sliders Image via: …
  • College Checklist: Make The Most of Your First Year

    Tara Mastroeni
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Freshmen year is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. Will you make friends? Will you have fun? Will you get good grades? Don’t freak out. We’re here to help. Use this college checklist to get the tricks you want and the advice you need. With our help, you’ll be sure to ace your first year. Ensure your college student is ready for the next step in their life Image Via: Babble Invest in a Planner: As the school year gets underway, you’re going to get busy. Trying to juggle classes, homework, your new activity schedule, a part-time job, and fun with friends is difficult,…
  • Labor Day Grilling: Spicy Shrimp Skewers Recipe

    Joy M
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Looking to send out summer in style with some Labor Day grilling? Make spicy shrimp skewers. They’re delicious and are perfect for those who love to entertain. Nothing beats grilling in summer and if you have kids or like eating with your hands, you’ll find that few grilled foods can compare to spicy shrimp skewers. They are easy to make and will add fun to your outdoor shindig. So break out your grill, invite your friends, and throw a memorable backyard BBQ. Labor Day Grilling: Spicy Shrimp Skewers Shrimp skewers recipe  Image via: Coastal Living Ingredients Vegetable oil Kosher salt 6…
 
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    Faith Sheridan Interior Design

  • What Inspires You? I Learn About My Clients

    Faith Sheridan
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    What inspires you? This is the question I ask my new clients. Most often they have an image in mind. Not surprisingly for females that is a favorite dress. And so this is how I started a recent project. The image told me a few important things to consider as I begin the design development for their home. In the image below I see a favorite color, some ‘bling’, fashion sense and style. Color, style, bling, fashion ~her dress says it all Another thing that inspires is wallcovering. I’m in heaven as today’s wallcoverings are a designer’s dream. This past week I…
  • Fashion Diva Adds Sexy Fabrics to Interior Design

    Faith Sheridan
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    Fashion diva Diane von Furstenberg blazed into the public eye in the mid-70′s with the wrap dress. The wrap dress was and remains a signature fashion statement. I know, I had one! The original wrap dress Her story and acclaim are documented across numerous magazines and I, in particular, like the interview with WWD. You can read it here. Her pattern sense and bold colors inspire her fashions and now the interior design industry can use this fashion diva in our projects. Kravet Fabrics joins forces with DVF and the collection is everything you would expect.  It doesn’t…
  • Outdoor Fabric Meets Indoor Sofa

    Faith Sheridan
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:46 am
    What a delightful surprise when your outdoor fabric is totally suited for indoor application. My client loves textiles (as I do) and needs to recover a custom sofa so she can relax with her grandchildren. These fabrics must be sophisticated, fit her style and color scheme and gracefully join others in the adjacent living room. These were fabrics that could withstand potential abuse. My client and I found just what suited her with a collection from Perennials Fabrics (http://perennialsfabrics.com). Here are two that are contenders for the breakfast room sofa seating.  My client and I share a…
  • A Botched Remodel Saved and Revealed

    Faith Sheridan
    22 May 2014 | 6:34 am
     Faith Sheridan along with H&H steps in to save a botched condo remodel. The clients wanted function and style in their newly purchased Pike Place Market condo.  Those were instructions to their contractor as they left for Europe. When they returned to Seattle, they were jolted and saw appliances that didn’t fit into cabinets and other botched mistakes. Even the kitchen drawers didn’t work. The clients turned to the team of Hammer and Hand who asked if I’d assist them to quickly complete this project (2 months) so the clients could move in and experience living in…
  • Abnormally Creative Wallpaper from Bainbridge, WA

    Faith Sheridan
    15 May 2014 | 6:35 am
    Abnormally Creative Wallpaper from Bainbridge, WA ~ now who couldn’t love that company name? Plus they are abnormally creative to boot. I love to have fun with wallpaper and these papers make me smile. My grandsons could be occupied counting spots for a long time! Spot is perfect for my grandson’s bedroom And who said ‘for children only’? This is perfect paper for a laundry room, powder room, guest bedroom ~ you place it to suit your whimsy. Animal print fabrics and wallpaper abound and designers, including myself, love to use them in our interior design. These…
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    Layla Grayce Backroom Blog

  • Insider Faves: Bedding Items Under $300

    Danielle
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Each month, we choose Insider Faves – our staff’s hand-selected list of items from a particular product category – to share with you! To celebrate the start of a new school year, we asked our team to choose their favorite bedding items under $300! From pillow shams to duvet covers to sheet sets, this collection is perfect for creating a cozy bedroom retreat. Click here to shop all Insider Faves collections. TweetThe post Insider Faves: Bedding Items Under $300 appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
  • Celebrate with Kate Landers: Pink & Gray Bridal Shower

    Jody Cumming
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 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 Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Working in the high-end stationery industry together, the bride Jessica and I often helped brides and their families design extraordinary invitations for their weddings and the surrounding festivities. Jess and I would dream of what we envisioned for our…
  • Petunia Pickle Bottom Fall Collection + Giveaway

    Danielle
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    Each season, we anxiously await the debut of Petunia Pickle Bottom’s latest line of stylish diaper bags and accessories! To celebrate the launch of their Fall 2014 collection, we’re offering one lucky winner a Hideaway Hobo, their newest diaper bag. With a spacious interior, hidden pockets, chic vegan leather handles and a variety of playful prints, you’ll fall for this tote! Follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway! Then, scroll down to learn more about the Petunia Pickle Bottom Fall collection. To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook Sign up for our…
  • Pine Cone Hill Bedding Basics + Giveaway

    Danielle
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    This giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced shortly. Plush and cozy, Pine Cone Hill’s new bedding basics collection leaves us ready to curl up in bed a little bit longer everyday. To celebrate the release of this new line of duvet inserts, blankets and down pillows, we’ve teamed up with Pine Cone Hill to offer one lucky winner a duvet cover of his/her choice and coordinating premium down insert! Follow the instructions below to enter our bedding giveaway! Then, scroll down to learn more about this new Pine Cone Hill collection. To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook…
  • Get The Look: Elegant and Colorful Manhattan Home

    Jody Cumming
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Featured On: Mix and Chic Designed by Lilly Bunn Craving bold color? We’ve got just the fix! Styled by designer Lilly Bunn, this gorgeous Manhattan home makes neutral pieces pop with decor and accents in eye-catching hues. We love this home’s combination of eclectic prints and unexpected textures, which creates a look that’s fresh and full of personality. Ready to give your home a color boost? We’ve assembled our favorite images below for decorating inspiration! Featured On: Mix and Chic Designed by Lilly Bunn A pop of fresh color can instantly transform the vibe of…
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    Gates Interior Design

  • Mo’ne Davis – A Look At The Numbers

    Amanda Gates
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:25 pm
    If you haven’t heard about the phenom that is Mo’ne Davis, you just might be living under a rock. Never in the history of the Little League World Series has one person taken it by such a storm. I first heard of Mo’ne a few weeks ago and love that she is not only fiercely talented,… Read more The post Mo’ne Davis – A Look At The Numbers appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 4 Feng Shui Tips To Improve Your Entranceway

    Amanda Gates
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Feng Shui 4 Go-To Feng Shui Tips To Improve Your Homes Entryway The entrance to your home is the first thing visitors see, and it creates the all important “first impression” of you and your home. In feng shui, the front door brings life force to our homes and is considered the “mouth of chi.” A… Read more The post 4 Feng Shui Tips To Improve Your Entranceway appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • GMO’s – The Shocking Truth About Our Toxic Food System

    Amanda Gates
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:06 pm
    In 2012 my husband and I separated and for the first time I was living on my own. It was then that I decided to start buying as much organic foods as I could to avoid eating Toxic Foods. Problem is I still didn’t know that many of the products I was eating were laced with GMO’s.… Read more The post GMO’s – The Shocking Truth About Our Toxic Food System appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Robin Williams – A Pioneer In Imagination. A look at his numbers.

    Amanda Gates
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:36 pm
    When news came in of Robin Williams’ death it hit me by surprise. He wasn’t an actor I expected to be taken so quickly. In fact, The Crazy Ones was fast becoming a show I looked forward to watching each week. While I did not know about his many battles of addiction and depression, I… Read more The post Robin Williams – A Pioneer In Imagination. A look at his numbers. appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Dorm Room Essentials That Won’t Break The Bank But Give The Comfort Of Home

    Amanda Gates
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:18 pm
    In my experience, helping parents get their kids prepared for their college dorm room is both liberating and, well, depressing. The rooms are uninspiring, dated and small. But this of course is coming from an ancient dinosaur who appreciates her creature comforts. Ask any college student and they are so bright-eyed and bushy-tailed about getting away… Read more The post Dorm Room Essentials That Won’t Break The Bank But Give The Comfort Of Home appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
 
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • On the Cover of Everyday Home Magazine

    Kristie Barnett
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The fall edition of Everyday Home magazine will hit the stands on September 22, and I’m on the cover (sort of). After my article on 2014 Paint Color Trends was published in their spring issue, Everyday Home invited me to be a regular contributing writer to the magazine. My article and “The Decorologist” are on the […]
  • The New Neutral for Sofas

    Kristie Barnett
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Are you over the big tan or brown blob of a sofa that’s been lurking  living in your living or family room for the last ten years?  I’m sick to death of them, let me tell you.  Most people may tell you that GRAY is the new neutral for sofas, but I beg to differ. […]
  • Advice for Choosing Lamps from a HomeGoods Ambassador

    Kristie Barnett
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    You may have noticed a new badge on the right side of my blog.  Now that I’m an official “Ambassador” of HomeGoods, I will have front-row access to the latest HomeGoods news and plans! Some of you many remember (or even attended) a special HomeGood event I was asked to host last winter, but now HomeGoods […]
  • Decorating in the Twilight Zone

    Kristie Barnett
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Sometimes some very weird stuff happens to me related to decorating and, oddly enough, estate sales.  Like the time I was pregnant and tracking down vintage Fisher Price Little People for my unborn child.  I had a dream that I went to an estate sale and found a Little People barn layed out on a […]
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House Tour

    Kristie Barnett
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Mr. Man took me on a surprise day trip on Friday, and he did not disappoint!  I know he looks angry here, but that’s just because we are old and aren’t good at selfies – he was struggling to find the camera button on my phone. We decided to take the scenic route rather than […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Stationary Style: Top Picks for Indoor Bike Storage

    elilly
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! One of many interior issues in New York City — or any large city — is finding an indoor bike storage solution. Lots of people bike around the city but it’s important to bring... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Watermelon Cocktails

    elilly
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Sometimes water just won’t cut it when I want a refreshing summer drink, so I decided to collect some watermelon cocktail recipes to try while the juicy fruit is still in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tuesday’s Trends: Task Lights

    elilly
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The industrial glam trend isn’t going anywhere and the latest must-have to get the look is the industrial task light. It’s simple, sleek, and makes quite the impact.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Insider: Project Design 2014 Renderings Revealed!

    elilly
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been telling you all about my commitment to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island/Project Design 2014. I’m thrilled to share the renderings I had done for the suite... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Through My Eyes: My Better Connecticut TV Daybed Decorating Segment

    elilly
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I love doing TV and impacting people’s lives in a positive way! I’m excited to have made a second appearance on Better Connecticut TV! My segment in April was about how to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    KitchAnn Style

  • Outdoor Kitchen Design

    Ann Porter
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Using a designer with expertise in Kitchen design for your outdoor BBQ makes sense. We’ve master the ability to understand how a kitchen should flow and how it should be planned so the chef is not isolated and can socialize with guests. If you plan to break your project into phases using a designer will ensure the overall look is cohesive from the beginning phase through the final completion. The plans produced will take away the guess-work for the trades hired on down the road. Planning your outdoor kitchen Most outdoor kitchens are built upon an existing patio, however some are built…
  • Fifty Fifty Kitchen Concept

    Ann Porter
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    I came across this interesting room divider, called Fifty Fifty from Florida, an Italian manufacturer. This creative collection of kitchen components and furniture centers on a bookcase room divider with a dining table that slides to create seating or extra work space in the kitchen. The table comes in incremental sizes from  162 to 272 cm in length or about 63.75″ to 107″. When not in use, the kitchen extension can be retracted and you can’t even tell it’s there. Versatility is very important in kitchen design. The freedom to adapt our surroundings based on the task at…
  • Top Loaders vs Front Loaders

    Ann Porter
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    Would you believe the market share between top loaders and front loaders is almost even? If you are considering a new machine, how do you decided?   Front Loader Advantages Washing machines have become as much about energy and water savings as they are about washing clothes. Front load machines have a larger capacity (3.8 cubic foot versus 2.5), use much less water (40 gallons to an average 10-18 in a front load) and half the electricity as well than traditional top loaders. They are also gentler on clothing. While new High Efficiency (HE) Top Loaders do not have an agitator and have…
  • Forget the Keys

    Ann Porter
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Forget fumbling with keys. And, unlike locks with RF chips that make you swipe or tap for entry, this lock from August works with Bluetooth LE to detect your presence. August, the brainchild of Yves Behar, whose work with famed partners Herman-Miller, Soda Stream and Jawbone to name a few; and Jason Johnson, a Silicon Valley technologist and entrepreneur; consists of an attractive smart lock device that installs on the interior side of existing deadbolts paired with a mobile app that allows authorized users to access  the property. If your phone is typically dead at the end of a day,…
  • Barbeque Sculpture

    Ann Porter
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    This BBQ from French Manufacturer Cesarré is so stunning, it will make you pause. It’s such a beautiful sculptural work of art, who wouldn’t want one? Called the Kara, this barbeque is finished in powder-coated steel. The Kara grill is 180 cm or 70.875″ high, 200 cm or 78.75″ wide and 110 cm or 42.25″ deep. The grilling area is 50 cm x 50 cm or just slightly over 2.5 square feet. While this grill is not for the serious barbeque chef who likes to cook in large quantities, it is also very likely to be too nice for the average patio. This grill is a luxury item…
 
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    Six Different Ways

  • Barely There Chairs

    Jackie
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    When you walk into a candle-lit room or a dining room with a gorgeous chandelier as a focal point, it screams of elegance. Something about the clear glass instantly adds a look of sophistication. Another way to achieve that look is with sleek clear chairs. These barely-there chairs make dining rooms more luxurious while giving a farmhouse chic effect to more rustic spaces. Drape a sheepskin rug over a vanity chair to add coziness and warmth. Use your imagination and get the look here. Here are just a few of our favorites! http://www.inmod.com/calligaris-parisienne-chair-cs-1263.html…
  • Rugged Table Lamps for Industrial Design

    Alexandra
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
      Industrial style table lamps are perfect for that Brooklyn loft or urban office space you are creating.  Designed to resemble piping with the light literally pouring out of the ends, these table lamps give a grungy feel and provide an ultra-modern appearance. Pastelite Table Lamp Amberine Table Lamp Basanite Table Lamp The pieces are made by Zuo Modern and are composed of sturdy metal and durable glass. Whether the lighting is exposed or shielded behind a translucent glass shade, there will be plenty of light to illuminate your environment.
  • The Silva Giant LED Floor Lamp by Cerno

    Alexandra
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The Silva Giant LED Floor Lamp by Cerno will light up any space, especially large spaces that require a lot of illumination. It offers a minimalist and modern design with a rustic touch. It is handmade and constructed from eco-friendly materials. Its white linen shade perfectly accents practically any color scheme. Its body is made entirely from oiled, solid walnut and each piece is unique due to the difference in wood grain. The contemporary tripod base is sturdy and stable. Offering energy efficient LED light, this elegant floor lamp will bring a soft and warm glow to your home or office.
  • Sun Shades for Summer Fun

    Alexandra
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
      Tri Corale Sun Shade Single Sun Shade Turn up the retro modern flavor this summer with the Tri Corale Sun Shade or the Single Sun Shade by Modern HQ. This stylish shade will provide ultimate coverage from the penetrating sun rays while sprucing up the design of your exterior living space. It is available in an array of ultra-modern colors like bright blue, bold orange and mustard yellow. This shade will add a pop of color especially to an outdoor setting furnished in a muted color palette. Each sun shade is handmade from a strong canvas with a sturdy metal frame and pole coated with a…
  • Begin with One Color to Create Your Dream Living Room

    Alexandra
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Creating a beautiful and comfortable living room can be as easy as starting out with one color you really enjoy and taking it from there. The living room above has a cozy feeling with a soft orange tone as the primary color. The couch is fully upholstered in this color so your eyes are immediately drawn to it. The color is no longer overpowering when you observe glimpses of it in the lovely patterns that accent the lounge chair and cushioned coffee table. The light blue striped pillows on the left and the lavender accent plant to the right balance the room and give it a delicate appearance.
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    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends

  • How to Choose the Perfect Sink for your Bathroom

    incrati
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When choosing the right sink for your bathroom you are faced with a multitude of options, not only when it comes to the type and style of the sink but the price range as well. This article will help you choose the sink that is right for your bathroom and that will completely satisfy all the needs and requirements attributed to a modern functional bathroom. General Planning The sink plays an important role in every bathroom. Whether it’s a modern luxurious one, or a plain simple bathroom, the sink represents the crucial element that is the center of bathroom arrangement as well as…
  • Top 20 Tourist Attractions of Barcelona

    designer
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Who’s going on holiday trip in Barcelona? If after a thorough research of the wonderful places in Europe where you can spend your vacation this year, you’ve finally decided to choose Barcelona, know that you will not regret at all. Barcelona, the vibrant capital of Catalunya, is nowadays among aspirants to the title glory in areas such as business, drama, food and design. By exploring the many inflections of the Barcelona’s spirit of the XXI century, you will reveal a lot of interesting buildings, most of them famous landmarks, both historical and contemporary, in an inspired mix of…
  • How to Use Wooden Furniture in Modern Interiors

    designer
    8 Jan 2014 | 12:43 am
    Wooden furniture is often associated with rustic and English country style interiors. However, this versatile material can be used to balance and decorate even the most modern of living spaces. All it takes is a basic understanding of how to use effectively use wooden furniture, and you can tailor them into your home in an ultra-sleek style. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when introducing wooden furniture into your modern interiors. Match the right wood to your style The first thing to consider is the type and colour of wood you are going to use in your room. Smaller sized spaces will…
  • Handmade Origami Pendant Light by blaanc

    designer
    18 Dec 2013 | 1:49 pm
    We always liked origami handmade items for interior design and we never miss the opportunity to show you our discoveries regarding this subject. Talented designers all over the world create amazing objects with intrincate designs using this traditional Japanese art of paper folding called origami, helping in this way homeowners to beautify and personalize their interiors. We recently see Orikomi, a wonderful handmade pendant lamp produced in Portugal and envisioned by a young, international design team called blaanc. It draw attention through its alluring design, elegant and simple in its…
  • Hot Design – Cool Radiators

    designer
    18 Dec 2013 | 9:24 am
    I’d like to start this blog with a confession, in order that we can better understand each other and build trust. I’m aware you’re not a priest (and if you are, I won’t consider this admission binding in a religious sense), but here goes: when I first came into the interiors market many moons ago I didn’t really care about it. Yes, I know. Criminal, isn’t it? This story ends well though, as now I find myself the kind of person who is happy to expatiate on why certain toilets are brilliant, or asseverate that thermostatic showers really are the only choice in your bathroom. With…
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  • best stylish basket storage inspiration

    Kelly Anderson
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Don't you just love baskets? I know I do. Natural, wire, vintage, structured, collapsible...I love them all. In my opinion there is no better solution for storage that also looks stylish. Here's proof.viaviaviaviaviaviaviavia
  • DIY comic book coasters

    Kelly Anderson
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This was a fun little project. I wanted to make something for my brother for his birthday, and came up with a way to combine his love for comic books and coffee: coasters covered in vintage comics! This was an extremely easy and cost-effective project using cork coasters (found at Target or IKEA) and Modge Podge. What do you think?
  • succulents: a home's best friend

    Kelly Anderson
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Have you jumped on the succulent train yet? Succulents are suddenly everywhere at home and work, and I get a tiny thrill everytime I see one. They are just so green and lush and cute aren't they?viaThey are so easy to keep, even for black-thumb types, and are a natural and budget way to decorate. Not to mention the clean air benefits they (and any plant) provide to a home. viaviasourceHere's a great chart on the various kinds of succulents. One of my favourite, the air plant - or tillandsia - is acutally not included because it is technically not a succulent. No matter - tillandsia or…
  • trend to stay: white

    Kelly Anderson
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you read my blog you know I love white. I find it very soothing to the eye and the soul. I believe it is timeless and can easily be used as a base for any decorating style. I'd also classify it as sustainable, because it can be washed and painted over, making the material or the walls last longer.viaviaviaviaviaThere are lots of wonderful white goodies for your home on Etsy. I've collected some of the best to show you so head on over. "White House" listDo you love white in your home too? 
  • plan a simple week

    Kelly Anderson
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Welcome to a new week! We are in the depths of mid-summer in the northern hemisphere, and no doubt many of us are vacationing and spending time recharging with family and friends. I know I'm so excited to go back home to the East Coast for vacation time at the end of the week to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.I thought now is therefore the perfect time to intentionally plan out ways to live simply for the week, in an effort not only to make our own lives better, but also to do our part in the whole eco-system of our planet. Living moments, days and weeks with intention can help us stay on…
 
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  • Inmod Takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!!

    jaklina
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Our Inmod Bastille Chair takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, courtesy of Web Content Manager, Jourdan. Watch this poor little chair get it, and see what happens next! We believe an ice bucket is a dish best served cold, so we’re donating anyway and nominating Apartment Therapy, Furniture Today and Houzz! Click here for more information about ALS, the Ice Bucket Challenge and other ways to help, donate and increase awareness.
  • Our Eurostyle Sale Is Ending Soon!

    jaklina
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Shop our Eurostyle sale now and receive 10% off. It’s your last chance! Sale ends this Sunday, 8/17 at midnight. Create an upscale dining experience with a sleek black and white color palette. Items featured in photo: Atos Dining Table, Grace Leather Side Chair, Bravo Bar Table, Fortuna Bar/Counter Stool, Sunny Arm Chair The perfect chairs to curl up with your favorite book and coffee. These earthy, modern chairs not only create a modern look, but are fun to swivel in! Items featured in photo: Fenia Swivel Chair, Oliana Swivel Chair, Robyn Shelving Unit Contemporary with clean lines,…
  • Stylish Dining Room Lighting

    katieh
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    When it comes to dining, lighting probably isn’t the first thing that you choose. You will likely pick out the table first, chairs second and then everything else is sort of an afterthought. Well, lighting is important, too! When you’re entertaining your guests in the dining room, you’ll want to make sure you have a stylish pendant or chandelier to shine bright and light up the table. Whether you’re lighting a small, rustic table for 6 or a modern extendable table for 12, a dome pendant lamp is perfect. Don’t over-think the lighting though — Have fun and be…
  • Modloft: Luxurious, Bold Style

    katieh
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    It’s all about Modloft today! And with pieces like this, and this, why wouldn’t it be? For many years now, Modloft has been one of our best selling brands and we know exactly the reason why — they offer incredible furniture for all types of modern and contemporary home designs. Whether you’re looking for furnish an urban city loft or a classic modern home in the hills of Hollywood, Modloft has you covered. With pieces for any space, from the dining room to the bedroom, you’ll be amazed by the bold, luxurious style that enters your home when you take one of these…
  • Xmas in July, Anyone?

    katieh
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    We can’t believe we missed the Christmas in July celebrations! We’re a couple of days behind now, but if anyone had any parties to celebrate, let us know what you did and how it went. This small seating nook is perfectly decorated for the occasion, don’t you think? And the best piece in this space has definitely got to be the Saarinen Marble Side Table!
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  • One Stop Antiquing in England By Toma Clark Haines – The Antiques Diva & Co

    Veronika Miller
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    As owner of The Antiques Diva® & Co - Europe’s largest antiques sourcing and touring company – I’m often asked where the best places are to buy antiques.  I could go on for ages and pages about the flea markets in the south of France, the delights found in antique dealers homes in the Swedish countryside and the plethora of pieces available at the antique warehouses in Belgium.  But when a client tells me they are looking for one stop shopping – that they need to maximize their time and travel dollars to shop the most amount of inventory at the best prices in the shortest…
  • Coastal living in Digby, Nova Scotia

    Florence von Pelet
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    If you seek a quiet place that offers just enough local activities, stunning views and an abundance of succulent lobster, we have just the spot, Digby, Nova Scotia. I recently had the opportunity to visit the wharf side town that is brimming with maritime charm. Digby Nova Scotia is a small town in Canada with a population close to 2,500. Farmlands dominate the town with rolling mountains, lush hills, fresh water lakes and the Atlantic ocean bordering the east coast of the Digby neck. Pulling up to our stunning home for the next week a true farmhouse equipped with a full barn, I was…
  • A trip to Guatemala: A country of color and love.

    Florence von Pelet
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    During BlogTour Milan I had the pleasure of getting to know talented interior design partners Kelly Kole and Joann Kandrac of Kandrac and Kole. One evening, over a glass of wine, Kelly briefly mentioned her annual mission trip to Guatemala which caught my attention. Kelly told us about her previous trips and how participating teams build a home for a family in need. She suggested I should join and I agreed almost immediately. With the support of previous BlogTour sponsors DXV, Mr.Steam and BLANCO as well as industry partners MODENUS, Flying Camel, Whitegood and O’Reilly DePalma we were…
  • Streamsong Golf and Spa Resort – The World of Alberto Alfonso

    Veronika Miller
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    We met Alberto Alfonso years ago when we first interviewed him for his design of the Chihuly museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. We’ve been back to the museum several times since, both for the love of Chihuly’s work as for the beautiful framework Alberto had created for it. Having now been able to see a second project we can safely say that Alberto’s work is about creating a stage for the design within or the setting that surrounds it, always with a focus on blending materials, shapes and textures for a well balanced, yet edgy, composition. Image credit Albert Hurley Opened…
  • How to use Modenus Designer and Artisan Portfolios

    Veronika Miller
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Recently, we have proudly relaunched our portfolio section for design pros, artisans and craftsmen. Since every new technology can be a bit confusing, we want to share a how-to with you today to make sure you can make the most of your Modenus portfolio. Have a look: You can see right away that our new portfolios are made to impress our audience. The three main areas are THE HEADER (Banner image, social icons and website link),  THE BIO (left sidebar with profile image, bio and contact information) and THE FIELD (with space for unlimited images). THE HEADER Step 1: Select your banner images.
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  • Making Happiness Happen + $100 HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    So last week, I told you about HomeGoods’ Happiness Happens campaign. Today I want to tell you a little about how I took part. When HomeGoods provided me with a gift card and challenged me to make happiness happen for someone in the community, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to team up with a local organization called Project Live Proud (PLP). I first learned about PLP when I met its founder Nyota Brooks a couple of years ago. It is an interior design charity in Atlanta that acquires furniture and household items and installs interiors for families overcoming poverty…
  • Lately: Kitchen Updates, Living Room Tweaks & Some Wonderful Happenings

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi there friends, can you believe it’s August already? It feels like summer just started but then I say that with every passing season. It’s surely a sign of old age….. Anyway, here’s what’s been happening on the FTRB homefront. The long awaited kitchen island lights arrived and promptly got installed….. It was worth the wait. I feel like I’ve been documenting the whole saga minute by minute but I could not be happier about them. (By the way, do you see the teeny peek of the white cabinets? I’m happy about that too.) The faucet also got…
  • An Explanation/Some Exciting News

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    (Dining Room) Hi, there, I feel like this post has been a long time coming. You may have been wondering what the hell is going on around FTRB lately, why I haven’t shown you any of the projects I’ve been working on, if I fell off of the face of the earth, just got flaky or what. And I wouldn’t blame you. Without beating around the bush, here’s the deal. My house is being photographed by a magazine. I am over the moon about it but as I’m sure many of you know, this means not posting photos here (or anywhere) until it is published. I’ve been keeping quiet…
  • Happy Independence Day!

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy 4th of July!!! I hope you have a fun and safe weekend. I’m on my way to California to visit family and friends – so look for lots of palm trees, mouthwatering food and swimming pools in my Instagrams! See you when I get back! (Photo by Virgil Bunao via Domaine) © 2009-2014 FROM THE RIGHT BANK. All rights reserved. Republishing is strictly prohibited.
  • Lately: Waiting on Kitchen Island Lights, Searching for a New Dresser, Filming for HLN, and a Pilgrimage to Fallingwater

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Good morning! Here are a bunch of little things to catch you up on around here. First, it turned out that those Circa lights I wanted for over the kitchen island comes in metal as well as paper so that settled it! I’m so happy with my choice but not so much with the wait time. I ordered them two months ago and it’s going to be another  three weeks. At this point, I’ve waited so long, what’s another three weeks, right? Ugh. Next, I’ve been looking for a new dresser for my dressing room. You may remember I have the good ol’ Malm one in there from Ikea and…
 
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  • The Non-Nursery Trend: Making Baby's Room a Place for Mom Too

    Linnore Gonzales
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Nurseries are meant for babies, but who’s going to be spending just as much time in there as them? Mama! Baby isn’t going to have that big of an opinion on his or her surroundings until at least toddlerhood, which is why you should keep yourself and your needs in mind too as you design a nursery. It’s not called nesting for nothing! Here are some ideas to help you feather the space. Consider the Carbon Footprint You can get baby off on the right foot and breathe easier too when you design a nursery that’s as eco-friendly as possible. There are plenty of options to green the nursery,…
  • Bringing the Outside In: 6 Decorating Materials You can Find in Your Yard

    Linnore Gonzales
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    High style does not need high cost. In fact, there is something very gratifying about designing a spectacular room out of repurposed one-of-a-kind items. Items that can be found right in your own backyard. Bring the outside in with these 6 decorating materials that can be perfectly incorporated into your everyday indoor living. 1. Repurposed Wood Whether you have unused boards lying around from a fencing project or picked up some pallets from a local warehouse, repurposing wood is a highly ecofriendly, not to mention economically friendly, way to add rustic style to your home. Create a new…
  • The Vintage Modern Look: The Art of Combining the "Old" with the "New"

    Linnore Gonzales
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s easy to be swayed by design trends. They’re just so… interesting, different, exciting. But not every trend suits every person or home, and that can lead to décor disappointment. No one wants that! Thankfully, one of the latest trending styles in interior design also allows you to be true to yourself: the mix of old and new. The easiest way to feel comfortable in your home and happy with your décor is to stick with the things you love. And when you pair your modern piece that reflects your personal style with something vintage (that also reflects your personal style), you’ll…
  • Refreshing Greenery: A New Way to Look at House Plants

    Linnore Gonzales
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Create a stylish and health conscious addition to your home through the use of fresh and vibrant plants and flowers. Simple to incorporate into your current décor, greenery is not only gorgeous to look at, but will freshen the air and create a natural vibe that is both calming and inviting while still leaving room to interject your own unique style. Finding the perfect balance of style and health can be achieved by utilizing a minimum of one plant per room while paying meticulous attention to how each of your plants fits into your space. Consider the layouts of your rooms matching the right…
  • Room of the Month: Achieve the Relaxed Living Room Look

    Linnore Gonzales
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The term “relaxed” does not mean worn, tasteless or disorganized. In fact, it is quite the opposite. A truly relaxing vibe is constructed out of airy sophistication and simple stylish themes. Get inspired to get relaxed with these naturally calming living room looks. The majority of people respond positively to natural colors. These beautiful living rooms start with neutral palettes and then add watercolor hues to create a sense of effortless coherence that is very easy to live in. Think soft green, turquoise or aquamarine to complement white or beige against hardwood floors. Photo: Houzz…
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    Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal

  • The Sublime Beauty of Mughal Carpets

    J. Nazmiyal
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Mughal Carpets: A Beautiful Indian Tradition North India! Ah, that fertile ground for ill-fated love stories! When the fourth Mughal emperor Shah Jehan built the Taj Mahal to house the tomb of his favorite empress Mumtaz Mahal, he probably didn’t imagine that it would still be standing five centuries after his death as the greatest Read More... The post The Sublime Beauty of Mughal Carpets appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • How Eastern Carpets are Depicted in Western Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum

    J. Nazmiyal
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Eastern Carpets in Western Paintings At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art NYC Nazmiyal Antique Rugs Education Series – The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a fine collection of carpets from the east and paintings of oriental rugs in its archives. To the students and researchers of the history of oriental carpets as well Read More... The post How Eastern Carpets are Depicted in Western Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Art Daily Features Nazmiyal

    J. Nazmiyal
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Nazmiyal Is Featured in Art Daily! A profile about the Nazmiyal Collection has been featured on Art Daily’s online magazine. This profile details the impact of technology on the art world in general, and on the Nazmiyal Collection’s commitment to evolving in this changing world. The profile also explores the rapid rate at which technology has Read More... The post Art Daily Features Nazmiyal appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Celebrate the Art of Quilts

    J. Nazmiyal
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Quilts – A Traditional American Art Art and Americana come together perfectly in quilts. If we forget about football and baseball, quilting could be America’s past-time. Not too long ago, quilting rose to fame once again thanks to a landmark 1971 exhibit held at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Over 40 years later, “Abstract Design Read More... The post Celebrate the Art of Quilts appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Mid Century Rugs And The Interior Designers Who Love Them

    J. Nazmiyal
    17 Jun 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Five Modern Designers Who Love Mid Century Rugs The mid-century revival is in full swing, with mid century rugs and mod trappings are popping up in chic interiors everywhere. Going all-in is one approach to the trend, but others have different approaches, like incorporating a tasteful, representative piece from the past in an interior that’s all Read More... The post Mid Century Rugs And The Interior Designers Who Love Them appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
 
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  • Designing Opulent Sky Villas For Bangalore

    Architects Bangalore
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    For years, the real estate market of Bangalore has been a ‘trend-setter’ of sorts in the Asia Pacific region. Property investors have always been stunned by the sprawling growth in luxury architecture in Bangalore, and the growing number of residential abodes. And today, hot ‘sky villas’ are talk of the town. Demand For Sky Villa Designs in Various Formats Sky Villas are the latest Continue Reading The post Designing Opulent Sky Villas For Bangalore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Why Invest in Building a Modern House in Salem?

    Architects Bangalore
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    Salem is the fifth largest city in Tamil Nadu, India. ­And hunting for good investment returns can be quite effortless in Salem due to its future growth prospects in the Real Estate market. Discuss your Architecture & Design requirements with Ashwin Architects in Salem With demand already growing; due to a well developing infrastructure, good transport services and availability of vital amenities like electricity, water supply, Continue Reading The post Why Invest in Building a Modern House in Salem? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Green Bungalow Designs, Natural Extensions For Better Future

    Architects Bangalore
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Heating, cooling, lighting, plumbing, painting and ventilation are the dilemma of non-green complexes and residencies. The high levels of energy consumption, high maintenance costs just add to the terrifying dilemma of monthly expenses. This not only troubles the inhabitants of the house, it even damages the environment. Read more about modern residential house designs or contact +91 9845 605 777 to Continue Reading The post Green Bungalow Designs, Natural Extensions For Better Future appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • 3 Green Building Materials You Can Start USING Heretofore

    Architects Bangalore
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:01 am
    Until the advent of the modern civilization in the industrial era, residential buildings were designed with Eco-friendly materials like mud, straw, stone, wood and other locally available materials. By default, these homes were all weather friendly and met the basic requirements of its inhabitants. What made them more inspiring, according to our generation, would be their no-risk features for future Continue Reading The post 3 Green Building Materials You Can Start USING Heretofore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Commercial Building Safety | For New Plans To Explore

    Architects Bangalore
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:43 am
    Commercial Architecture promotes efficient utilization of location, real estate space and client need by blending contemporary building designs with sustainable value. Commercial building design activities cover multi-storey structures, both residential and commercial; industrial building design and residential designs. All through the process, building safety in the short term and the long term plays an important part of the design process. Like Continue Reading The post Commercial Building Safety | For New Plans To Explore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers…
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • Nautical Signal Flag Decor -Custom Word Art, Celebration Banners & Pillows

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    To say it with nautical signal flags is always a good idea! And the Signal Flag Art store can help you with that. They have a variety of framed signal flag signs, such as this great Welcome sign, Ahoy, and one that spells out Listen to the Sea (featured below). But you can turn any message or name into a colorful nautical work of flag art with a custom sign. If you're the salty kind, this is a
  • Surya Coastal Summer Sale

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    There's one upside to the summer season slowly coming to an end that is summer sales. And one big sale that's going on right now is the Coastal Summer Sale of all Things Surya at Caron's Beach House. Everything is 20% off. The Surya sale includes lots of great pillows, rugs, fun poufs, lamps, as well as framed art prints. These are just a few of my favorite coastal decor items. Great word
  • Seabrook WA Coastal Home Tour by House of Turquoise

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Take a tour of Fish Tales, a Seabrook, WA, vacation rental that's got coastal and windswept charm with turquoise, rustic wood, coastal signs, and various customized touches. Erin from House of Turquoise went to Seabrook WA for a vacation with her family. They stayed at Fish Tales (Does your House have a Name?), one of the townhouses in the community, located right on Main Street close to the
  • Pottery Barn Beach Wood & Rope Sign Knock off

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Pottery Barn beach wood & rope sign knock off you're about to see is sheer perfection. You can hardly tell the difference! Not that the Pottery Barn Beach House Sign is super expensive at $59 (it's currently on sale for $50!), but if you have a perfectly fine wood plank and some thick rope handy, why not Knock It off! And Shirley did a fabulous job. Her Pottery Barn Knock off Sign looks
  • A Colorful Beach House in the Hamptons Inspired by Beach, Surf and Seaglass

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Novelist Holly Peterson's beach house in the Hamptons is a colorful abode inspired by the beach, the sea, green seaglass and other vivid colors that capture the joy she discovered riding the waves with her surfboard. In the living room her passion takes center stage with a beautiful photograph of a rolling wave, above the fireplace. The blue and white combo is classy, and I always love to see
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  • What's The Best Paint For Your Trim: High Gloss, Semi-Gloss, or Satin Enamel?

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Every job is unique, but...Even though I hate applying a single rule system to anything in design, I do have a general tendency to use the considerations I’m about to outline for you when choosing paint finishes.Yes, I know, there are many, many qualities and varied finishes available out there, but let’s try to boil them down to some simple ones for this particular discussion, shall we? Good. Then... Let’s talk wood.If you’re painting a piece of wood trim, or some cabinetry or a door, you generally have three choices: 1. High Gloss I would love to use high gloss enamel more…
  • 5 Scenarios Where A Matching Countertop & Backsplash Makes Spectacular Sense

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Click to access in a new tab ;-) When your countertop slab's material is the prize, the showstopper, the focal point, the piece de resistance…When only having it on the countertop is not enough…When you want it to make a statement…When a broader band of it gives you the drama you’re looking for and adds importance to the material…When, in a larger size, it becomes the “art” in the room…When it's best appreciated in a big way, on a larger scale, with more of it featured…Then using the slab on the splash as well can give you that impact it deserves!Check out these…
  • After An Awkward Beginning, This Kitchen Gets A Dark, Dramatic Makeover From Carla Aston

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    "After" images by photographer Tori Aston I finished up a project a few months ago and I’m excited to share a few images of it with you today!This project was a bit unique, in that the homeowner wanted to go dark in her kitchen. She loved the idea of black countertops and didn’t care for the “white kitchen” look that’s so popular now.Me, I’m all about customization, bespoke interiors, and your home's design reflecting your personal desires and needs.That's why I was excited to go all dramatic here and give her what she wanted with a tasteful, sophisticated remodel that blended the…
  • Let's Go Shopping! (Or Not) | Cases For & Against Interior Designer / Client Shopping Trips

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photographer: Adam Lappin One of the tools that many designers use with clients is shopping trips.But it isn’t my first go-to method for selling a client on a design.One of the reasons I write this blog is to help people (future clients) learn to trust me. I want to be open about the process, the reasonings behind the decisions, and my knowledge of how I apply the elements of design to create a space. I want people to see how we come to a result, be comfortable with the process and well, trust me.I use many tools in order to gain that trust. Presentations, digital storyboards,…
  • These Families Weren't Quite Ready To Finish Their Remodel — That Is, Until...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    There is nothing quite as rewarding to a designer as being called back into a former clients’ home to do something new.Not only does the ease of a familiar relationship make the project more fluid, but there is one more very important reward:You get to see exactly how your former client is using the space you designed for them. You find out how it has endured, how it has met their needs, and how it has satisfied their lifestyles. You get to see how your work has “worked” in their home. I’m so fortunate to have quite a few of these clients. In fact, over the past five years,…
 
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  • Found Some Usual and Unusual Trees

    Priti
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    Seen These Before?As promised in my last post, here I am with a continued pictures of some usual and unusual trees and plants I came across while was on my way to my home town. As per the information provided to me by the nursery owner, I found some of these trees very interesting and was so amazed to know about them.You must be thinking, what’s there to be amazed about it right (!) read yourself and do share your thoughts in the comment box below. I bet you too will find these plants interesting!So lets get started with the post. The image that you are seeing right below is called…
  • Flowers Blooming All Around

    Priti
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    Clicks I Would Love to ShareHeya everyone! A very lovely day to you all. I know it’s been a while chatting with you, but while I was away I clicked some beautiful pictures of the blooming flowers around me. Recently, I was travelling to my home town and after a stressful journey, me and my family wanted to take some break and we stopped at a nearby Dhaba for lunch…yeah it was yummy.. What I liked the most about that place is the nursery right next to the Dhaba. Ah…am a true lover of nature! If I ever visit your home and you have a lovely garden, suppose I go missing (!),…
  • Round Up Post – November 2013

    Priti
    29 Mar 2014 | 12:37 am
    Monthly Round up November 2013And am back with my monthly round-up post for November 2013. If you haven’t read all these interesting topics which I had shared earlier, here’s a post to sum it up. Just click on the links provided right below the images which says “Quick link”.As you scroll down you’ll find some of the interesting topics which will help you to do your home yourself. Starting with this “paint with out mess” post, which is quite an interesting and valuable topic we must know more about. Go on and explore more….First Timers –…
  • Dressing Your Home with Sarees

    Priti
    12 Mar 2014 | 3:01 am
    Draping Your Home with an Indian SareeSounds fun, right? Hello all you lovely readers out there…welcome back. It’s been so long chatting with you. So sorry for coming back here so late. Well, am here today with a very bright and happening idea of decorating your home with some lovely sarees you own. Should I say that today’s post completely belongs to ladies reading this! Recommended post for you: Things To Try with Leftover Pieces of ClothNo matter we have an overflowing wardrobe with clothes, still we have nothing to wear aha…am sure same is the case with you too. I…
  • Versatile Tribal Textile – Suzani

    Priti
    26 Feb 2014 | 5:16 am
    Decorative & Glorious Suzanis for YouYou must have got the idea from the title about what are we going to discuss in this post. Yes, it’s full of the lovely decorative and very famous statement piece  “suzani”. Yes, suzani is a form of tribal embroidered (needle work) textile which enriches the look of cotton, silk or any other fabric worked on in today’s era.Some of the common stitches which are used in souzani includes chain stick, back-stitch, running , satin…etc. etc. with cotton & silk thread.You can read more about different types of stitches in…
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  • Five Tips to get your Pool Ready for Winter

    Editor
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:40 am
    As the days become shorter and the air gets its first crisp decline in temperature, the last thing on your mind will be dealing with your pool. However, on the other side of winter will be your itch for those lazy weekends spent floating around in the sunshine, and the pool will become a priority. The better prepared your pool is for the cooler months, when the water stands idle and without swimmers, the easier it will be to jump back in come summer. Check out this URL for more tips and the supplies to tuck your pool in for hibernation. Clean What is the best way to ensure your pool is…
  • Common plumbing issues around the house

    Editor
    25 May 2014 | 11:01 am
    Plumbing issues in the home are more common than many people realise, and often go unnoticed until the task of repairing what was once a simple problem becomes difficult and expensive. Homeowners can save themselves a lot of money and anxiety if they keep an eye on potential plumbing hotspots and bring in professionals such as Capital Plumbing before it is too late. Here a few common household plumbing issues to monitor and avoid future shock bills. Leaking taps The constant drip from a tap in the night is not only annoying; it can be extremely costly as the continued flow of water sends your…
  • Understanding the Advantages of Conservatories

    Editor
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:44 am
    Television home makeover shows have a lot to answer for. Not content with guilting us into keeping up with the Joneses, the ease with which they pull off a transformation typically makes us green with envy. Of course, television shows or not, we all dream about sprucing up our homes and creating additional space to increase value and allow for more comfortable relaxation time. From converting an attic into a kid’s play area and adding an en suite to your bedroom, quality embellishments help lend a practical and aesthetic superiority to your property. One of the simplest ways to achieve this…
  • 5 Easy Steps: How to Transform Your Bathroom

    Editor
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you’re considering modernising your bathroom, there are several factors to be aware of before you hotfoot it to your local DIY store armed with a credit card and an unquenchable thirst for tiles and towels. Transform Your Bathroom While it’s an exciting decision to redecorate a tired looking bathroom, the journey from shabby to chic involves a raft of less than exhilarating choices before you’re relaxing in your Art Deco bathtub or washing away your troubles in your new power shower. The overhaul of a bathroom can be laborious, expensive and overwhelming, which is why you should…
  • How do colors affect the quality of our sleep

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    20 Jan 2014 | 12:40 pm
    If you want to enjoy a quiet, sweet sleep, your solution is color. Specifically the color blue. A new poll conducted in Britain, showed that a blue bedroom can guarantee you a full eight hour sleep and waking up with a happy, positive attitude. See below what do the colors of your bedroom walls mean. Blue for low pressure According to the poll conducted, the color blue is associated with tranquility and it is estimated that throws the heartbeat and even blood pressure. The trio of the winners are also green and yellow as bedrooms which dominate these two colors also offer around 7 hours and…
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  • Pet Proofing Your Home Without Compromising Style

    The Home
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Many of us can identify with the saying, “A house is not a home without a dog [or cat].” But having a pet can also take a toll not only on your wallet, but on your prized possessions. Pet proofing your home is now a priority. Between accumulating pet hair, those unfortunate potty accidents, scratched floors and drool on the couch cushions, you’ve concluded that the high-end couch is now a doggy bed and the coffee table legs have become the cat’s scratching post. The good news is that if you’ve just brought home a new pet or if you’ve had your furry friends for years, there’s…
  • Re-Vamp Your Garden – 10 Unique Gardening Ideas

    The Home
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    No one wants to sit on their patio and look at a boring garden landscape. Traditional landscaping and gardening is like, so five years ago. Now, gardeners are ready to break out of the box (or pot) and get innovative with their landscape design. The trend of having “showpieces” within their flowery paradise is gaining momentum, and here are some unique gardening ideas to help get you on the right path to creating a garden worth showing and telling about on Pinterest. Take a chair you were just going to throw out and make it into a beautiful garden conversation piece: Via Oscar Mora That…
  • VIDEO: Mid-Century & Traditional: Antiques That Live Together #hpmkt

    The Home
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Home Fashion Report’s Ellen Gefen joined Randall Tysinger in his antiques showroom in High Point at the fall 2013 High Point Furniture Market. Check out some of the vintage pieces in the showroom, which have been collected from all over the world, and represent multiple generations! As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. #hpmkt TheHome.com - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • VIDEO: Work From Home? Work Well with Hooker Furniture! #hpmkt

    The Home
    18 Dec 2013 | 10:34 am
    In today’s society, more and more professional industries support employees that work from home. Working at home can present challenges, such as integrating a work space into a small room or area. Hooker Furniture is right on point with their Work Well collection, featuring pieces that are functional, beautiful, and technologically advanced! Watch this video and hear Hooker’s Marketing Director, Kim Shaver, delve into the details of the collection. As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. TheHome.com - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • VIDEO: Dune & Duchess – Color Pops on Traditional Furniture Pieces #hpmkt

    The Home
    18 Dec 2013 | 10:15 am
    Showing for the first time at the Fall 2013 High Point Market, Dunes & Duchess debuted colorful candle holders and sconces. Stacy Kunstel, the co-founder of the company, gives the background of the company, as well as how the pieces are made. Bright colors on traditional furniture and lighting shapes made this booth a popular stop for designers looking for custom pieces. As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. #hpmkt TheHome.com - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
 
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  • Top 10 travel tips that won’t make you want to punch people

    Lynne Knowlton
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Why share these travel tips ‘n tricks?  I just love you like that. I don’t want to see you throat punching strangers when you catch the crazy train in your travels. I know you want to travel, but you kinda … Read More!
  • Green with Envy – Avocado tips and tricks

    Lynne Knowlton
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
      AVOCAADOOS for life. Tis an avo life for meee.     Tips and tricks on how to become an Avocado GURU Hi, I’m Tristan, Lynne Knowlton’s favourite daughter.  I work for her behind the scenes on her blog to give her … Read More!
  • Where in the WORLD are you?

    Lynne Knowlton
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
      Wooohoooo !! Hello summer and hello July !! It’s a time for holidays and drinking liquid fermented grapes. Don’t forget to be awesome. Don’t sip too much out-ta the crazy straw tonight.  You’ll be moving slower than jello tomorrow … Read More!
  • DIY tiny cabin. LESS is the new MORE.

    Lynne Knowlton
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:53 am
      Didja hear the news?    We built a teeny tiny cabin!  It’s so dang sexy!!  I’m going to show you how to do it too.  Why??  Because you deserve a sexy DIY cabin how-to.  Holy batman.  It’s juicy.  It’s awesome … Read More!
  • Shut the front door !! It’s a GIVEAWAY. Squeal !!

    Lynne Knowlton
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    Go ahead.  Shut the front door.  Now run for it.  Sprint your buttocks straight to the sofa. JUMP! Whoomphfff. Have you landed your butt down on the fluffy sofa?  Ahhh, good. Grab a fantabulous book and chillax.  That’s what finding the sweet … Read More!
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  • bookshelf lamps to brighten a space

    themodernsybarite
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Bookshelf lamps are not something that comes to mind when people think of home essentials, but I beg to differ.  Several of my clients are fortunate enough to have rooms dedicated to nothing more than books and reading, and that’s … Continue reading →This post bookshelf lamps to brighten a space first appeared on
  • the cool mid century ceramics of harrison mcIntosh

    themodernsybarite
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Right now is a good time to be collecting mid century ceramics: auctions are filled with American studio pottery, and museums and galleries are hosting exhibitions.  Finally people are starting to take notice of the incredible talent and creativity of … Continue reading →This post the cool mid century ceramics of harrison mcIntosh first appeared on
  • great house museums: the cognacq-jay in paris

    themodernsybarite
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Loyal readers know that I’m addicted to house museums, so today I introduce you to the Cognacq-Jay House Museum in Paris.  House museums are time capsules of wonderful paintings, furniture and decorative arts assembled by great collectors and presented in … Continue reading →This post great house museums: the cognacq-jay in paris first appeared on
  • viennese design: recycled luxe

    themodernsybarite
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I love recycling as much as the next guy, especially when it’s given a chic modern dose of Viennese design.  Designers are always trying to reinvent every aspect of modern living, but often the past is more than just a … Continue reading →This post viennese design: recycled luxe first appeared on
  • cool pulls and artsy knobs

    themodernsybarite
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Using a set of cool pulls and knobs to spruce up a piece of furniture – be it a kitchen cabinet, bathroom vanity or chest-of-drawers – is a well-documented decorator tip.  But finding extra special pieces, now that can be … Continue reading →This post cool pulls and artsy knobs first appeared on
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  • 3 Window Treatments From History That Are Still Popular

    Julie
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo credit: Flickr.com – Igor You have a beautiful house and proud of it, but you’ll never want passersby to peek into your house through windows. You need window treatments, whether it is a shutter or panels, to keep the privacy of your interior by blocking the view from outside. These treatments also increase energy efficiency. They also have impact on home décor, like rugs, pillows, cushions and other soft furnishings. Though window treatments have apparently insignificant details, but they greatly influence other home décor. The right selection of window treatment balances…
  • Dealing with Apartment Water

    Julie
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    Photo credit: Flickr.com – morning sun There are lots of advantages to living in an apartment: you (usually) don’t have to pay to fix something that breaks. You can pick up and move whenever you feel like it, provided you aren’t bound by a lease. Apartments are typically cheaper to heat and cool. Apartment buildings usually have more security and safety measures than a standard house. Lots of them come with swimming pools. There is someone to hear you if you scream. At the same time, there are some things that houses offer that apartments don’t. For example, there is more freedom…
  • 6 Mobile Apps That Can Help Bring a Room to Life

    Julie
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Image via Flickr by Jeremy Levine Home improvement and mobile devices might seem like an odd fit. After all, most smartphone users are browsing on the go, away from the comforts of the space they would be designing. Inspiration, however, is fickle and can strike anywhere: at work, on the subway, or your favorite coffeehouse. Here are some apps to help you document and categorize such inconvenient moments of zen, as well as allowing you to spend some cold, hard cash to turn the dreams into reality. Snapguide How-to guides are invaluable for those dedicated to the DIY lifestyle,…
  • Tips for Apartment Gardening

    Julie
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Photo credit: Flickr.com – acb One of the advantages of apartment living is that you don’t have a yard to take care of. Unfortunately, one of the disadvantages is that you don’t have a yard for gardening. Although that last part is not exactly true because you can actually start a garden in your apartment. Gardening with a balcony If you have a balcony, or similar outdoor space, then you already have most of what you need for a great apartment garden. Even if it’s a tiny space, you can grow a variety of food crops in containers including: ·  Squash ·  Peppers ·  Tomatoes…
  • KB Homes – How A Smart Home Will Change MealTime [Infographic]

    Danny
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    Source: Kbhome.com KB Home put together a great infographic that will show you how a smart home will revolutionize your mealtimes. You will be surprised. Just imagine this: you had a tough day at work and all you want is to eat something really good and relax. But, after such a long day, who has a time to prepare dinner? Well, what if we told you that your appliances will make your tasty dinner by themselves and it will be ready when you come home? You can just use your smart-phone controllable slow cooker, even though you are not in your kitchen. You can switch it on or off, change the…
 
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  • blue plastic desk organizer

    10 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Here is a blue plastic desk organizer.  There are 6 recessed cups for storage.  It is especially interesting because of its similarity to the Dedalino (pencil holder) Dedalotto (vase) Dedalo (umbrella stand) trio of designs by Emma Gismondi Schweinberger for Artemide. Above:  blue plastic desk organizer.  Below:  Dedalino by Emma Gismondi Schweinberger for Artemide. eBay item 231298632776 ended August 6, 2014 at 12:34:19 PDT (United Kingdom).  One bidder placed 1 bid for the desk organizer, which sold for £5.99 ($10.09).   
  • white wall coat hooks

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Here is a pair of white wall hooks, with the traditional large hook above and smaller hook below.  The hangers measure 5-1/2” long by 3-1/2” wide. eBay item 181472648996 sold July 29, 2014 at 18:20:07 PDT (United States).  One bidder placed 1 bid and the pair of coat hooks sold for $19.00 plus shipping.  
  • three piece wine chiller

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Here is a domed wine chiller ice bucket that easily fits a bottle of wine.  It comes in three pieces.  The domed lid is transparent and has a square handle.  The outer body is smoke colored and the insert is in orange.  The ice bucket measures 10” across by 14” height. eBay item 291027056549 sold July 12, 2014 at 13:47:42 PDT, Buy it Now (United States).  The ice bucket sold for $33.00 with free shipping.
  • yellow wall organizer

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    This wall organizer has similarities to the UTEN.SILO I, UTEN.SILO II, and Wall-All III organizers by Dorothee Maurer-Becker.  This particular organizer looks like a hybrid between the II and the III.  It has single-ply construction and the backs of the pockets have been reinforced with glue.  There is no indication as to any markings. eBay item 131212787911 ended June 17, 2014 10:44:44 PDT (United States).  Four bidders placed 4 bids and the wall organizer sold for $33.00 plus shipping.
  • Plastics as an Art Form | Thelma Newman | Chilton Book Company, publisher | 1964, 1969

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Plastics as an Art Form was first published in 1964 and published in a revised edition in 1969.  It is part of a series of books authored by Thelma R. Newman that discuss a variety of material topics.  I previously recommended Plastics as Design Form. Dr. Newman explains in the preface that Plastics as an Art Form is “essentially a source book for artists, craftsmen, and art educators who desire a foundation in plastics as an art form.”  The purpose of the book is to introduce the reader to how plastics are being used in the arts.  Previous work in this area has been…
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  • Modern Pendant Lighting

    Phyllis
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    We have collected a number of really interesting pendants to share with you this week from a company called Bodner Chandelier. I love the random swirls of rust colored iron which diffuse and disguise the bulbs in this pendant from their Beehive Series.  So cool! Beehive Series I want this!  I wish I had the space with a high enough ceiling to hang this over my dining table.  I feel as if I am looking at a wintery night scape. (And I am not even a fan of winter).  Divine!! Woodland Series Another two very cool metal pendants for the modern home.  The Beehive is re-imagined. Beehive Glow…
  • Fun With Florals

    Phyllis
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    One of the many reasons that I love interior design is that I get to live vicariously through the design concepts we create for our clients.  Case in point – florals.  While I have never been drawn to florals in my own home, I absolutely love them for my clients who have more traditional taste.  The image below features a traditional bergere chair with a contrast floral fabric wrapping the back of the chair while a solid is seen in the front.  I love the playfulness and interest this gives to the chair.  It provides an entirely new personality and let’s us bring pattern and…
  • Graham & Brown Paintable Wallpaper

    Phyllis
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I am obsessed with these new wallcoverings from Graham & Brown . Gone are the days of dowdy anaglypta pattern offerings.  Enter the new age of paintable papers.  Woo hoo! Curvy Paintable Wallpaper As a designer, we often search for wallcoverings and find a pattern we love but it is not available in the colorway we need.  Unless our client is up for a custom project, we have to continue the search. Large Squares Paintable Wallpaper Now we can simply use a great pattern and paint in any color we wish to get the exact look we want.  Sound good? Large Scrolling Leaves Paintable…
  • Fantastic Faux Finishing!

    Phyllis
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I have been using faux finishing as a part of my artistic design arsenal for over two decades.  This wonderful technique can add such a special element to a space!  We have the most wonderful team of faux finishers, all women, who have adorned the walls, ceilings and floors of our clients’ homes. Each is a unique work of art.   I came across the images below by B Taylored Designs and was inspired.  I would love to take this inspiration to my client’s next project.  Elegant powder room, here we come! The red reptile ceiling detail adds texture and warmth to the living room…
  • Featured New Product: Carl Robinson Wallpaper Collection

    Phyllis
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we are featuring the newest collection of wall coverings from Carl Robinson.   The large scale patterns in more muted tones with metallic backgrounds really caught my eye and I had to share them with you!  The pattern below actually has a cork (sustainable) material background.  So fabulous!  The transitional style makes this paper a great transitional style candidate for modern and traditional tastes. The Addington Cork Wallpaper Our Junior Designer, Charity loves this wallpaper as she is a huge fan of peacock feathers.  The colors are her favorite and I would bet she is dying…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • Artichoke and Avocado Salad

    Courtney Price
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This is one of my favorite salads that I discovered in NYC a few years ago- so easy and delicious that I could eat it every day: Related posts: Beautiful Layered Salads Easy to Make Friends With Benefits: Lobster and Avocado Summer Fruit Salad Dressings
  • Bix Restaurant in San Francisco

    Courtney Price
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Considered by many to be THE quintessential restaurant of San Francisco... Related posts: Tadich Grill- California’s Oldest Restaurant The Slanted Door New Orleans French Quarter Guide
  • Summer Fruit Salad Dressings

    Courtney Price
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Wrap up summer with some fresh recipes- fruit salad dressings today on the blog: Related posts: Artichoke and Avocado Salad Friends With Benefits: Lobster and Avocado Watermelon Salad
  • Thermador and Traditional Home Great Kitchens Getaway

    Courtney Price
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Traditional Home + Thermador + Great Kitchens Getaway = AWESOMEness in the OC Related posts: Kitchens Are the New Living Rooms Miele Steam Cooking: Technology for a Healthy Kitchen Traditional Home
  • Tour Silicon Valley With Me

    Courtney Price
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    We are seeing Silicon Valley in the news lately, if you haven't been, are you curious to know what it is like? Related posts: Birthplace of Silicon Valley Come See Me over at Huffington Post It’s Cocktail Time Over at Huffington Post
 
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  • Revealing Natural Beauty in Your Home

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Rough edges, natural hues, structural necessity stealing the aesthetic spotlight; it’s well noted that stripping back your home décor can have a wonderful effect.Here are some areas where stripping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Latest Dining Room Furniture Trends

    admin
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    If you are really tired of the boring look of your dining room furniture, then it is time for you to consider the latest dining room furniture trends. You should try getting updated trends in dining... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Latest Living Room Furniture Trends

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    Everyone should always decide on getting the latest living room furniture that can accentuate the look of the home. It is the requirement of a particular family that helps in making the decision... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Take Care of Carpet Floors

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
      Carpet based flooring is very commonly used of the various floor types and is preferred more as compared to others. It has been around for quite some time now. In fact, it is one of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Top 10 Kitchen Window Ideas

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    12 Aug 2014 | 2:06 am
    Kitchen is the holy place where all the good food we eat comes from. If cooked in a nice environment, there are all the more chances that the food may become more delicious! On a serious note, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 18 Ideas To Decorate With Apothecary Jars

    Melina Divani
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Apothecary jars are a marvelous way to add panache as a decorative element to your home. They are extremely versatile and can be used in just about any room in your home. However, you will probably see them most in kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories, or placed on accent tables in hallways and living rooms. Nonetheless, apothecary jars are as flexible as your imagination will allow. Most apothecary jars you find will be clear; however, it is not hard to find amber, brown, or blue jars either. They come in numerous shapes and sizes with different types of lids as well. Here are a few…
  • A Spacious And Exceptional Living Space

    Melina Divani
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:46 am
    Spacious loft designed by IF group, located in Esslingen, this park was formerly used as army barracks in the late times of Wilhelmine Era. At the end of the millennium, it was converted into a domestic complex and has since then become a popular residential area; special thanks to the beautiful and attractive hillside scope which are at a walking distance from the Esslingen town Centre. At the end of the two storey block, a family decided to transform a loft space to their home when an agency moved. A visually pleasing, spacious and open living zone was created across the 400 square meters.
  • The Line Hotel by Sean Knibb

    Melina Divani
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    The Line is a new hotel collaboration by the sydell group with roy choi, the houston brothers, sean knibb, and poketo. the mid-century building was designed by daniel mann johnson + mendenhall in 1964, the same architects behind the iconic american cement building down wilshire blvd. the building has been restored and fully renovated with re-imagined public spaces and guest rooms designed by Sean Knibb. the line sits alongside koreatown’s famous pre-1940 brick colonial revival buildings, in a neighborhood that’s working and playing 24 hours a day thanks to southern california’s highest…
  • Modern With The Typically Warm Atmosphere Of Engadine-Style Houses

    Melina Divani
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    House in Pontresina, St. Moritz, designed by Carlo Donati Studio.  The aim of the project was to create a dialogue between the minimalist approach of the design, pure spaces and lines with the typically warm atmosphere of Engadine-style houses in Pontresina. We wanted to combine sophisticated design with ironic, decorative motifs such as wallpaper with tree patterns or a custom-made elk antler chandelier. The colours and materials used are meant to closely reflect those of the natural environment visible through the big windows: dark ebony wood for the kitchen furniture, doors and bath…
  • Interiors With Large Doses of Color and a Lack of Orthodoxy

    Melina Divani
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    I love Kathryn Ireland! Kathryn’s look has been described as comfortable, bohemian, and family friendly with large doses of color and a lack of orthodoxy. Elle Decor dubbed it seat-of-the-pants chic. House & Garden included Ireland among “10 to Watch” architects and designers expected to influence 21st-century style. For the last decade, House Beautiful has named her one of the top 100 designers in the United States. Born in England, Kathryn was raised between her parents’ homes in London and Scotland. She arrived in Los Angeles in 1986. Prior to launching her interior design…
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  • Five Tips to get your Pool Ready for Winter

    Editor
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:40 am
    As the days become shorter and the air gets its first crisp decline in temperature, the last thing on your mind will be dealing with your pool. However, on the other side of winter will be your itch for those lazy weekends spent floating around in the sunshine, and the pool will become a priority. The better prepared your pool is for the cooler months, when the water stands idle and without swimmers, the easier it will be to jump back in come summer. Check out this URL for more tips and the supplies to tuck your pool in for hibernation. Clean What is the best way to ensure your pool is…
  • Common plumbing issues around the house

    Editor
    25 May 2014 | 11:01 am
    Plumbing issues in the home are more common than many people realise, and often go unnoticed until the task of repairing what was once a simple problem becomes difficult and expensive. Homeowners can save themselves a lot of money and anxiety if they keep an eye on potential plumbing hotspots and bring in professionals such as Capital Plumbing before it is too late. Here a few common household plumbing issues to monitor and avoid future shock bills. Leaking taps The constant drip from a tap in the night is not only annoying; it can be extremely costly as the continued flow of water sends your…
  • Understanding the Advantages of Conservatories

    Editor
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:44 am
    Television home makeover shows have a lot to answer for. Not content with guilting us into keeping up with the Joneses, the ease with which they pull off a transformation typically makes us green with envy. Of course, television shows or not, we all dream about sprucing up our homes and creating additional space to increase value and allow for more comfortable relaxation time. From converting an attic into a kid’s play area and adding an en suite to your bedroom, quality embellishments help lend a practical and aesthetic superiority to your property. One of the simplest ways to achieve this…
  • 5 Easy Steps: How to Transform Your Bathroom

    Editor
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you’re considering modernising your bathroom, there are several factors to be aware of before you hotfoot it to your local DIY store armed with a credit card and an unquenchable thirst for tiles and towels. Transform Your Bathroom While it’s an exciting decision to redecorate a tired looking bathroom, the journey from shabby to chic involves a raft of less than exhilarating choices before you’re relaxing in your Art Deco bathtub or washing away your troubles in your new power shower. The overhaul of a bathroom can be laborious, expensive and overwhelming, which is why you should…
  • How do colors affect the quality of our sleep

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    20 Jan 2014 | 12:40 pm
    If you want to enjoy a quiet, sweet sleep, your solution is color. Specifically the color blue. A new poll conducted in Britain, showed that a blue bedroom can guarantee you a full eight hour sleep and waking up with a happy, positive attitude. See below what do the colors of your bedroom walls mean. Blue for low pressure According to the poll conducted, the color blue is associated with tranquility and it is estimated that throws the heartbeat and even blood pressure. The trio of the winners are also green and yellow as bedrooms which dominate these two colors also offer around 7 hours and…
 
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  • 15 Designer Tips you need to know when buying a sofa

    BRABBU
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    One of the most wanted furniture design pieces, when you attend to international fairs. They are in upholstery collection. We talking about sofa! Either in residential homes or in luxury hotels, living rooms always need a sofa to make the first visual impact, and somehow…is the first thing that interior design are looking for when start their projects. Purchasing one that you absolutely love, that will stand the test of time, can be an intimidating and all-consuming task. You can stumble your favorite websites (hope www.brabbu.com is one of those…) for ideas but eventually you…
  • Frank Lloyd Wright buildings: UNESCO Architecture Heritage Status

    BRABBU
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is currently considering the addition of 11 Frank Lloyd Wright–designed buildings as a single World Heritage Site. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Interior submitted the nomination of the buildings, citing that the selected designs “span almost 60 years of his efforts to create an ‘organic architecture’ that integrates buildings with nature and dramatically melds form with space.  All aspects of design, from siting to furnishings, reinforce this concept. … The properties proposed have been acclaimed…
  • How to add Mid-century design Furniture to your home in 7 steps

    BRABBU
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    For over 4 decades, some furniture brands became nostalgic, what give them serious thoughts in pull of the ingenious architectural designs of the 1950’s, taking modern-day homes back in time. Unfortunately, most of these elusive mid-century jewels have all been purchased (there are only so many left to go around). How about we meet in the middle by taking our ready-made home out of its boring box and turn it into a mid-century architectural dream? BRABBU will show you in how to add mid-century design furniture in quick 7 steps, just to make you back in time (without living in a time…
  • 4 London Best Bars to be in next week

    BRABBU
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Ok…there’s less than 2 months remaining for UK’s biggest fair, 100% Design, but BRABBU is planning a kind of  London City Guide preview, to show to all attendance what will be there at 100% Design, besides the fair exhibition area. 100% Design will be the moment to gather a cultural melting pot, where it makes all things unique and in London’s pop-up scene ensures that fair city remains firmly fixed on the party map. Top cocktail London’s drinking bar spots pop-up across the city, welcoming one and all to experience a world of sensory overload, curated by some…
  • The ultimate Modern Retreat for Meditation: Forest Pond House

    BRABBU
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    TDO Architecture have designed an unusual meditation dwelling located in rural Hampshire, UK. Forest Pond House makes the most of a its perfect natural site. Its architecture reflects the minimalism that should commonly define a place of meditation: Cantilevering over the bank of a pond at the foot of a family garden, the timber frame structure is finished in plywood, glass and copper. It nestles between the dark drama of the forest and the bright calm of the water. Black, angular sides address the forest; light, curved surfaces and sheet glass address the pond. As well as mirroring the…
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  • New Arrivals: Colorful Home Decor Accessories

    Reyna.R
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Color. Color. Color. It seems we can’t get enough color into our lives this summer. Sure, all white interiors and sedate neutral spaces are timeless and so serene, but right now many of us are obsessed with color, from sherbet shades to brilliant brights and bold hues. As a result of this craving for color, when browsing Arcadian Home’s new arrivals the decorative objects below were among those that immediately grabbed our attention. Pristine white on the outside, these iron candle holders are pure stunning color on the inside. Wouldn’t they be gorgeous in a contemporary…
  • Outdoor Living Inspiration: Backyard Getaways

    Reyna.R
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? Lots of creative folks are making their favorite getaway destination their own backyard. We think that’s a fun and financially responsible decision. Today, let’s take a look at some clever and beautiful ideas for backyard getaways. From tiny patios with built-in seating for two to large spaces for entertaining in style, these inviting outdoor living retreats will appeal to those who just want to relax and enjoy life without a lot of travel time. This streamlined rustic chic living room offers a getaway down a few steps from…
  • Ceiling Fans for Beauty and Functionality

    Reyna.R
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Are you a big fan of ceiling fans? The answer to that question often depends on where your home is located on the world map and what interior design style you favor. In tropical style rooms a ceiling fan may be used to make a design statement, while for those living in hot regions or hot and humid climates, it’s all about functionality and air movement. In any case, it’s easy to find good looking ceiling fans that work well in any space. See below for some great rooms with ceiling fans done in differing styles and then you can check out a few of the new ceiling fans we’ve…
  • Clever & Creative: 8 Happy Spaces

    Reyna.R
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    One of the things that can bring a lot of joy into our everyday lives is a happy place to live. What does a happy living environment mean to you? Is it color? Or perhaps lighting? Maybe it’s simply the pulling together of all sorts of elements that have special meaning. We think the hallmark of a “happy” space is it that it makes us smile. Today, we would like to share eight rooms that will surely bring a smile to your face. What do you think? Ethereal with a pink glow, what could be happier than a living room decorated for a celebration? Or shaggy pink flamingos. Time to…
  • Start the Day in Style: Beautiful Spots for Breakfast

    Reyna.R
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Morning and a cheerful space to enjoy breakfast seem to go together like bacon and eggs or cereal and fruit. When we think of starting the day in style, we envision breakfast bars, nooks and rooms that are both beautiful and highly functional. Here are eight spaces that offer lots of ideas for creating a very special spot for breakfast. The quintessential  breakfast nook offers a comfortable and convenient way to enjoy breakfast (and other meals and activities like doing homework) in or near the kitchen. Here a modern Tulip table works well with a built-in cushioned bench. Here rustic meets…
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  • Top 5 designers to follow on Instagram

    omurk
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Hi All, many you liked the post a while ago in which I posted about top designers on Instagram. So this week I am back with a new list of designers you must follow on Instagram to get best ideas from the best of interior design industry. So here goes the list: 1. JASPER CONRAN @jasperconran Take inspiration from London designer with his amazing collection of Misty moors and modern-art finds. @jasperconran 2. MARY MCDONALD @marymcdonaldinc Follow her collection on instagram for timeless interiors with glamorous entertaining ideas. @marymcdonaldinc 3. ISABEL LOPEZ-QUESADA…
  • Awesome Creative Class Video Series Initiative

    omurk
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Guess what!!! recently i stumbled across awesome source of information shared by top gurus of design in a video series. If you are in design industry or even if you are not, do watch these videos to get inspired from the people who designed many of stuff around you in one way or another. TheCreativeClass.tv is an ongoing video series that illustrates how some of the most influential people in the creative industries marry technology with their passion and skills across design, music, art, fashion, and beyond. The series gives a look into the contemporary creative process and the influence…
  • 10 Facts about Lithuania that will blow your mind

    omurk
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    When most of people think about Lithuania, they just relate it to nation which was part of Russia once or part of Baltic state or one of highest highest suicide rate. So here goes the list: 1. Of all Indo-European languages, Lithuanian is considered to have changed the least over the years, and is thus valuable for the study of linguistic development. 2. Basketball is the country’s national sport, and the team is ranked one of the best  worldwide. Several players have even joined the NBA. 3. Lithuania is the only country in the world with its own official scent, called the Scent of…
  • Top 5 internship opportunities this week

    omurk
    8 Jun 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Every week, I am going to post about latest internship opportunities around the world as it help us advance our career and learn something new this summer. Keep checking our blog or our facebook page “66 Owls” for internship and job opportunities posted each week. Here are the top 5 internship opportunities this week in design: 1. Toy Design Intern at Hasbro-Summer 2014 Job Toy Design Intern-Summer 2014 Location: RI – Pawtucket Employment Type: Intern ID: 8568 Description Toy Design Summer Intern (May – August) Help Hasbro explore new avenues in toy development. We…
  • Top 5 Interior Designers and Architects in India

    omurk
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I am starting a series of top interior designers in each country and today I am going to post about top interior designers in India. My ranking is based on projects completed, scale of projects, social media presence and popularity on social media. Keep visiting my blog or facebook page ( 66 Owls ) for internship opportunities tomorrow. So here is the list of top 5 Interior Designers and Architects in India. 1.  Kapil Gupta and Christopher Lee (Serie Architects) http://www.serie.co.uk/ Founded in 2006 by Chris Lee in London and Kapil Gupta in Mumbai, India, Serie has always been an…
 
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  • Cool Classics: The Femme Fatale

    curatedbylyn
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe character of a femme fatale portrays a woman able to seduce and coerce with exceptional beauty, charm, and mystery. A still from A Bill of Divorce featuring a young Katherine Hepburn is the very definition, depicting a cool calculating beauty. A perfect match from the sleek yet feminine designs of the great Andree Putman. […]The post Cool Classics: The Femme Fatale appeared first on .
  • 1930s Design Influence: Jean Harlow

    curatedbylyn
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designHollywood actress and style icon Jean Harlow reigned 1930s cinema with a cool and refined persona. As the first ‘platinum blond’, her signature look sparked countless imitators. While her untimely death at the age of 27 cut short a skyrocketing career, her style influence remains. Mix in Art Deco pieces and fantastically ornate jewelry with a 1930s […]The post 1930s Design Influence: Jean Harlow appeared first on .
  • Black in Design

    curatedbylyn
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe color black will never go out of ‘style’, despite what others might say. An elemental base color suitable for both work and play, it supersedes ‘trend’ to hold its unwavering position as a classic. In interior design, when done right, black is moody, crisp, with a hint of the gothic. In fashion, black is both […]The post Black in Design appeared first on .
  • A Modern Traditional Foyer: The Perfect Mix

    curatedbylyn
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designThis lovely foyer encapsulates everything I adore about modern vintage eclectic interior design; unexpected pairings to produce a beautiful environment. The delicately intricate boiserie and marble flooring maintain the historic nature of the foyer, which is updated with a surprising infusion of color. The runner, in bright saturated pink and green, could otherwise look preppy. […]The post A Modern Traditional Foyer: The Perfect Mix appeared first on .
  • The Le Corbusier Influence: Chanel Couture

    curatedbylyn
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe masterful vision of Le Corbusier takes many forms: sculpture, furniture, architecture, writing, and now, high fashion. Designer Karl Lagerfeld, a true master in his own right, borrowed heavily from the Architect of Modernity with his latest Chanel Couture collection in Paris. Fashion critic Suzy Menkes wrote: ‘It’s Baroque meets Le Corbusier,’ said Karl, explaining that his inspiration […]The post The Le Corbusier Influence: Chanel Couture appeared first on .
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  • 5 Essential Items Every Home Office Should Have

    Founterior
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    Wouldn’t you just love to tell your boss to “shove it,” and perhaps a few other choice words, vacating the […] The post 5 Essential Items Every Home Office Should Have appeared first on Founterior.
  • 20 Euro Palettes Furniture Ideas – Interior Inspiration

    Founterior
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    Today I would like to introduce you to this top trendy flow in the interior design – using wooden Euro […] The post 20 Euro Palettes Furniture Ideas – Interior Inspiration appeared first on Founterior.
  • Interior Design Ideas for a Teen Girl Bedroom

    Founterior
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Have you ever asked yourself what do girls want when they go into their teen years? One thing is for […] The post Interior Design Ideas for a Teen Girl Bedroom appeared first on Founterior.
  • The Interior of a Contemporary Townhouse in San Diego

    Founterior
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The architects Jon Gaiser and Audrey McEwen decided to purchase this 1970s San Diego townhouse with the only one intention […] The post The Interior of a Contemporary Townhouse in San Diego appeared first on Founterior.
  • 18 Contemporary Italian Furniture Design Concepts

    Founterior
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    Italy is famous for its fabulous designers and its is usually used as a synonym for top quality concept design. […] The post 18 Contemporary Italian Furniture Design Concepts appeared first on Founterior.
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  • How to pick the perfect headboard for your bedroom

    Wendy Weinert
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    I’m sure many of you would agree with me when I say that a bed simply doesn’t look complete without a headboard. To me, headboards are the finishing touch. They easily enhance a room’s style. While headboards are essential to your bedroom’s overall design, not just any headboard will do. Keep these factors in mind to find a headboard that complements your room. Ceiling height Photo Credit: Design 59 When buying any piece of furniture, you’ll have to consider the room’s size and make sure that the sofa, dresser or table is scaled accordingly. When buying a…
  • Mixing patterns 101: How to effectively mix and match patterns in your home

    Wendy Weinert
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    Mixing patterns in the same room can lend a designer look to your space, but doing so can also create a chaotic appearance depending on the patterns you choose. Read on to learn how you can pull off the look and add a designer touch to your home. Photo Credit: Centsational Style The number of patterns you choose for your room can influence whether they work together or not. Odd numbers tend to look more appealing, so incorporate a minimum of three patterns in each space. While it’s not a hard and fast rule, the 60-30-10 strategy can make decorating easier. With the 60-30-10 approach, 60…
  • Decorate the natural way: A guide to natural-fiber rugs

    Wendy Weinert
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo credit: Iridescence I’ve noticed more and more people choosing natural-fiber rugs lately. If you’ve read some of my earlier entries, you already know that I am a fan of natural rugs (although synthetic rugs have their place, too). Natural-fiber rugs are durable, stylish and depending on which fiber you choose, they can also be very affordable. If you’re considering a natural-fiber rug for your home, use this guide to narrow down your options and choose the best material for your space. Wool: If you’re searching for a soft, high-quality rug, wool is a great…
  • 7 Design Hacks for Any Space

    Jessica Olson
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Creating a space of your own is a lot of work. If you’re dreading a big move, or a little redecorating, because of all the arranging and rearranging that goes with it, take a look at these design hacks that make big projects simple. 1. Determine your focal point. Photo credit: Casa Vogue Brasil Whether it’s the TV, fireplace, window, or your favorite couch, decide where you want your attention focused. Once you know what to highlight, your arrangement will fall into place. 2. Use bed sheets to visualize how much space your furniture will need. Fold bed sheets to the size of your furniture…
  • Helpful home tips for when you’re away on vacation

    Wendy Weinert
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photo credit: Pinterest Summer isn’t over yet, and I’m sure many of you are still preparing for your family vacation. Before you take off and enjoy a week of relaxation and sightseeing, follow these tips to keep your home safe and ready for your return. 1. Suspend your mail and newspaper Photo credit: Pinterest Unless you’ve made a habit of not bringing in the mail everyday, a stuffed mailbox will tell others that you’re out of town and might not be back for a while. Put your mail and newspaper services on hold until you get back. 2. Invest in timers Once again, you…
 
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  • Give Your Tables a Run for Their Money: Tips to Getting More Creative with Table Runners

    Banarsi Designs
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs) Imagine your favorite shirt or dress. What makes it your favorite? Is it the fabric, cut, or texture? Or is it the fact that that particular article of clothing is versatile enough to be dressed up or down for different occasions? You may find yourself wanting to agree to all the questions posed, which is completely fine! Likewise, when it comes to decorative table linens, you want to be able to use them in a variety of ways that will compliment virtually any occasion that you can dream up. Table runners don’t have to be limited to just your dining room…
  • Home Décor Gift Ideas for Any Occasion!

    Banarsi Designs
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    (Photo Credit: Oprah Just like events, gift-giving is a very abundant part of life that will never fade. As a matter of fact, they go hand in hand! Picking out a gift for someone and sharing it with them is the best symbol of your token of appreciation. You may have probably figured out by now that gift-giving can be quite the skill to attain if you find yourself invited to many events and milestones. It’s not as simple as you may think! Big chain businesses make a ton of money on mass producing typical gifts that they expect consumers to buy for numerous occasions, which results in…
  • Do You Know How to Make Up Your Bed?

    Banarsi Designs
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs) That may sound like an elementary question but what makes up a great bedroom space is its main feature: the bed. At the very beginning of the day, you are probably used to jumping out of bed and throwing a waterfall of clothes and other trinkets on it as you rush around to get ready for work. There’s a good possibility that you didn’t think to make up your bed and probably didn’t have time to think ahead to the end of the day where you become a bit irritated with what resembles a tornado. All you wanted to do was collapse and melt into your bed after a…
  • How to Spruce Up Your Event Décor

    Banarsi Designs
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs) Home décor is always taken to the next level when there are guests involved! Designing décor that suits your own personal style is from the perspective of mainly you. However, designing your décor in order to accommodate and suit other people with different tastes and styles can be a little more challenging. If you are the type of person who loves to host numerous social gatherings at your home, I’m pretty sure this is like music to your ears! With event décor, you are going for a more overall approach with the way you present your home to your guests.
  • How to Pull Together the Perfect Look for Your Wedding Reception

    Banarsi Designs
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs Getting married is one of the most exciting and overwhelming times of your life. And rightfully so! You are about to join your life to another in holy matrimony. We’d say that’s pretty life-changing. Planning a wedding can be just as nerve-wracking, as every little detail counts. This isn’t even counting the planning time needed to make sure your reception looks and goes smoothly. If you are looking for some refuge in your time of preparing for your big day, take a breather and let us help you out! When it comes to putting together the perfect look for…
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  • Privacy Solutions for Outdoor Spaces

    hgfjYT193
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Creating a Private Retreat When Your Neighbors are Too Close Spending time in your backyard is one of the perks of enjoying the warmer weather. Relaxing on a hammock, reading a book, or spending time with family and friends are great ways to enjoy your outside space in the privacy of your own home – except when that privacy is invaded by peeping neighbors or open spaces. Today, larger homes are being built on smaller lots, leaving homeowners feeling as if they are living in a fishbowl. Homeowners searching for backyard solitude have discovered some unique privacy solutions (as well as some…
  • Berry Slab Pie – The Perfect Summer Indulgence

    hgfjYT193
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Summer is the perfect time to indulge in the bounty of berries that are available to us at local farm stands and grocery stores. Here is a delicious way to enjoy a variety of berries all at once while savoring the comfort of a flaky baked dessert. Berry Slab Pie Recipe  Ingredients: 1/2 of 17.3 ounce package frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 sheet) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 1/2 cups fresh assorted berries (like blueberries, raspberries and blackberies) 1 egg 2 tabelespoons water Coarse sugar (optional)   Directions 1)    …
  • Money-Saving DIY Landscaping Tips

    hgfjYT193
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think of landscaping as the ultimate accessory for your home. The perfect balance of trees, shrubs and flowers can enhance your street appeal and welcome your friends and family to a showcase of beauty. Most often, however, this makeover comes with a hefty price tag. Traditionally, homeowners may expect to pay anywhere from 5% to 15% of their home’s value on landscaping (which is based on a median-home value of $213,000 in the U.S.), so could run you over $10,000 at the end of the day. To avoid breaking the bank, DIY landscape experts suggest following these tips to create a garden design…
  • Choosing the Perfect Sink for your Remodel

    caitlink
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Now that you’ve selected the perfect solid surface or granite countertop for your newly renovated kitchen or bathroom, your next decision is choosing the perfect sink. With so many options on the market today, Granite Transformations is here to put it all in perspective for you with an easy guide to making the perfect choice. • Stainless Steel Sinks – Experts agree. Stainless steel sinks are the best choice to complement your granite or solid surface countertops because of their undermount capability and durability. Look for lower-gauge stainless steel when selecting your sink to ensure…
  • On the Rocks or Straight Up? Tips for Stocking Your Home Bar

    caitlink
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Adding a custom bar to your home is a fun and efficient way to entertain friends and family, bringing value to your home. Granite Transformations offers creative design ideas to create the perfect bar for your home with the use of top-shelf materials. With all the trendy new cocktails on the bar scene today, stocking your bar can be a bit challenging. Experts agree that sticking to the basic spirits for traditional libations and adding a few flavored ones for a fun twist on old favorites is the perfect balance for a well-stocked bar. Here are some suggestions on what to buy and have on hand…
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  • Decorate With Maps

    Vidya Sudarsan
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Maps give us a visual perspective of where we live, the places we've been, and where to go next. I feel nostalgic every time I look at a world map - my mind wanders off to all the cities I've visited and the memories I've made. I start visualizing the places I want to visit next. But it's not just the geography--the cultures, food, and languages make each spot a special part of this wonderful world we belong in. After seeing these stunning rooms, I am quite convinced that the world map can be used as a both a wall decor and a great memory. Do you agree with…
  • Simple Spring Decorations

    Vidya Sudarsan
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Here are a creative few ways to easily integrate nature into your home. I bet that most of us have access to leaves, lemons and flowers, so designs like these are quick solutions. As you can see from my examples, these stunning decorations are created using mason jars, glass bottles, cups, and vases. Easy, inexpensive, and sure to impress guests- what's not to love?
  • Tiny Colorful Kitchens

    Vidya Sudarsan
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Don't be afraid to accessorize your kitchen, especially if it is tiny. A small kitchen can be very boring without colorful accessories. You will be surprised to see how well decor and function blend in these kitchens.We tend to keep small kitchens too focussed on what we need, instead of trying to add colors and patterns to cheer up the room. This can be done via vases, fruit bowls, canisters, baskets, chalk boards, clocks, artwork, rugs, curtains, cabinets, etc.,  Think of clever storage solutions that are also decorative. Utilize wall space to either hang kitchen essentials or add open…
  • 10 Home Upgrades

    Vidya Sudarsan
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    In this page, I have a few unique home upgrades that'll blow you away. You can give your home a makeover by completing one simple project at a time without doing a big renovation. Tell me what you think of these 10 upgrades.1. Under-Cabinet lights will brighten up the space without giving off any shadows, making it easier to cook. LED lights will typically give you the longest life span compared to fluorescent ones—up to 50,000 hours of light.via: decoist2.  Transform your plain tiles with decals that will stick to your tiles.via: housebeautiful3. Give your appliances an…
  • Pegboards For Every Room

    Vidya Sudarsan
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    I stumbled upon a few interesting examples of pegboards being used in places where I would have never guessed. We usually think of pegboards as sturdy boards with grids of pre-drilled holes that fit hooks and pegs- essential parts of garages and tool sheds. But seeing them in kitchens, craft rooms, bedrooms, and art studios just blows me away.....I hope to inspire you to put your DIY hats on and build one of these organizers.. I am totally in love with pegboards and I think they are brilliant, simple, and inexpensive ways to keep everything organized. What do you…
 
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  • Your top curtain questions answered!

    strawberry_admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    A lot of our customers turn to us to ask questions about their curtains, we thought we’d put together a blog post to answer the most common questions we get asked. If you have any other curtain-related questions, please do get in touch over on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll be happy to help. How do you attach blackout curtain linings to curtains? Step 1 Find a flat surface and lay the curtain face down. Place the lining on top of the curtain the correct side up. Step 2 When using standard curtain hooks, insert the hook into lining tape and then curtain tape, select the right hook position…
  • Colour focus: Think Pink!

    strawberry_admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    A tickle of pink can inject a fun, feminine look into both modern and traditional homes. Take the summer months as a great opportunity to introduce this bright, bold colour into your home. As pink is a fairly dramatic colour, it’s best to start off by adding flashes of colour rather than going the whole hog and painting the interior walls of your home fully pink. Think subtle. Follow the ‘less is more’ rule to avoid garish DIY disasters that are hard to cover up. A really simple way to bring your home to life with pink is by sourcing soft furnishings in this colour – cushions, throws,…
  • New in: our favourite new duvet covers!

    strawberry_admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    We’ve introduced some fantastic new duvet covers to our range – they’re flying off the shelves and are a great cost-effective way to spruce up your bedroom. They instantly make a huge impact on your bedroom’s style as their such a focal point. Create a wild look in your bedroom with the Salima Animal Print Quilt Cover – the natural tones make this design fairly subtle but will add texture and warmth to your bedroom’s décor. Are you an old romantic? If so, you’ll love this red hearts duvet cover, we love this cute pattern and it’s the perfect print to create a warm and homely…
  • Trend alert: mismatched cushions

    strawberry_admin
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:59 am
    Our style expert’s top trend for June is mismatched cushions. They bring a living room or bedroom to life and can create a vibrant new look. Add depth to a room, bring it together and make it feel warm and homely by simply introducing a few contrasting cushions. Choose colours that complement each other, a mixture of patterns and prints and a range of sizes and shapes – don’t be afraid to experiment. Colours we particularly like to see together at the moment are bold shades such as lime green, pink and teal. If bright colours wouldn’t suit your home’s décor, then why not try this…
  • Shop it like it’s hot! Our top summer styles

    strawberry_admin
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:48 am
    We’ve picked out our top three style steals to inject a fun look into your home this season. They’re the perfect soft furnishings to freshen up your décor for summer! It’s time to turn up the heat with firey reds! We’re hoping this summer’s going to be a sizzler and are loving warm tones at the moment. Our chenille circle eyelet curtains have a vibrant, modern pattern and the deep red shade is perfect for this time of year. Fun, girly and contemporary … these bright pink voile curtains will add a splash of colour into your home this summer and make your décor pop. Make a…
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  • A Vintage Club Room: Twin Gate Designs

    Eric
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Twin Gate Designs specializes in transitional style furnishings, window treatments and furniture. Their target customers are residential and senior living/multi family living facilities. According to Mira from Twin Gate Designs: I designed a club room in an old industrial building with loft apartments. The room houses a vintage pool table as a focal point. I needed to add furniture to the room that was as stylish as the rest of the room’s elements. The Go Home Shine Bar Stools were perfect! They had the vintage feel that I needed and the great bent wood frames for the perfect style I…
  • The Voice Behind the Emails

    Eric
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    Some of you may have received GO Home’s email blasts, where we let you know about new items, show schedules and trending products. We try to be creative and fun with our emails…and we hope you enjoy them! But who’s the voice behind the emails??? This guy (the one on the left :). This is Eric…lucky enough to marry into the Weinstein Family, Eric currently runs http://gohomeltd.com as well as the email marketing. When not sending emails, most of Eric spends most of his time with his kids…3 year old Tyler and 3 month old Hunter. Aren’t they cute!!! As you…
  • You’ve Met Her on the Phones Already…but Here’s a Proper Intro

    Eric
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Hey, it’s chit chat with Kat time! So, my name’s Katherina, but everyone calls me Kat! I’m originally from London, UK – and after a stop in Iran for a while, I came to the United States about 20 years ago. I really enjoy parks, beaches, and the great outdoors with my daughter Samantha. Here’s a photo of us being silly and having fun! My role here at Go Home encompasses a bit of everything, but more likely than not, anytime the phone rings, it’s my voice you’ll hear (PS. I also handle the http://gohomeltd.com chat…so if you need stock levels or…
  • Tapping into Our Collective Unconscious: Claire Wire Interiors

    Eric
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    One more from Claire Wire Interiors… Freud utilized artifacts and relics as psychoanalytic triggers for delving into the most base, basic, and primal parts of ourselves. We can use these in our contemporary interiors to tap into our collective unconscious (a la Carl Jung) to make our interiors more meaningful. Claire Wire Interiors used a cow skull, vintage insulators, and an antique sythe in this application. These piece rest upon Go Home LTD’s Tambour Table (no. 12505). As a refresher, Claire Wire specializes in interior design and custom furniture. Claire works mainly in the…
  • A Gilded Louis XVI Chair Fit for a King: Claire Wire Interiors

    Eric
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Claire Wire Interiors specializes in interior design and custom furniture. Claire works mainly in the residential space with clients with eclectic tastes. According to Claire: This picture features an original Louis XVI gilded chair with new upholstery, an iron and granite side table, and the Go Home LTD weighted floor lamp (no. 15807). For more, please contact Claire at claire@clairewireinteriors.com Technorati Tags: Claire Wire Interiors, Weighted Floor Lamp
 
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  • Wedding Dresses: Timeless Artefacts

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    dorothydandridgeforever.com Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Dorothy got married on the 6th of September 1942 to Harold Nicholas who was also an entertainer. dailymail.co.uk Elizabeth Taylor wed Conrad Hilton Jr, when she was only 18, on the 6th of May 1950. It took 15 seamstresses between two to three months to make the gown, the silk train was 15 yards and the shimmering silk veil was 10 yards. With that much material you could upholster one of our divine new sofas and use it forever! vintag.es Jacqueline Bouvier…
  • New Members Club in Theaterland | Library

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:08 am
    Humid & tropical evenings in London are uncommon, but a few weeks ago I was very excited to attend the latest members club opening – Library – billed as a creative hub, targeted at those for a love of writing and reading. At first, I thought, “That’s quite a niche group” but actually once you’re in the club it opens up to so much more… You’ve got Shoreditch House for the media types, The Club at The Ivy for people in the arts, media and theatregoers (and of course countless celebrity sightings), The Hospital Club sits somewhere between, and…
  • Sketch London | Traditional Brasserie meets French Fantasy

    4 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Afternoon tea originated around the 1840s in Britain and was usually reserved for the wealthy upper classes, clinging onto a somewhat stuffy and overly traditional ritual. Today the custom is enjoying a breath of fresh air, morphing into a trendy and accessible part of British culture, and nowhere is this truer than at Mourad Mazouz and Pierre Gagnaire’s latest creation: The Gallery at Sketch London, which opened its doors on 6th June this year.  www.wallpaper.com Redesigned following Martin Creed’s eccentric commission in 2012, Paris-based architect India Mahdavi has…
  • What's On | July 2014 Events

    1 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's July edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of July 2014. This summer month is all about sports, picnics in the park and by the waterside and live music in beautiful surroundings.   2-6 July Henley Royal Regatta (Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2AQ) The best known regatta in the world and is both one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar and the social season. Enjoy a picnic and a glass of Pimms by the waterside whilst watching international standard rowing.
  • Royal Ascot Dress Code: A Fascinating Affair

    16 Jun 2014 | 6:59 am
    It's that time of year again – high society and extensive dress codes – are the talk of the town. Steeped in tradition and pageantry and interwoven into the very fabric of British culture, Royal Ascot begins today. And our very own CEO & founder, Sherry Roberts, will be in attendance at the Royal Enclosure. Within this area, gentlemen are required to wear morning dress with a top hat and ladies must wear formal day wear with a headpiece, and its base no smaller than 10cm. Yes, it is tradition. However, here at The Longest Stay we relish playing with…
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  • Trendy Decor From Philippe Starck Steals The Show With Playful Spunk

    Sherry Nothingam
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    The name Philippe Starck is something that even the most casual design aficionado is familiar with. We stumble across many of his creations on a daily basis as we look at design inspiration from across the globe and constantly marvel at the brilliance of this tireless French master! Having already showcased some of his more famous creations like the trendy Masters chair, the chic Mademoiselle Chair and the Louis Ghost Chair, today we look at some of the colorful and playful furnishings crafted by Starck.Philippe Starck’s Bubble Club Sofa creates a trendy outdoor lounge [Design: two…
  • More Fall Trends For A Design-Fabulous Home

    Kate Simmons
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Did you catch our recent article on fall trends to be on the lookout for in the upcoming season? As an increasing number of fall decor collections are continuing to debut, we’ve observed a few more fabulous trends that bring an element of modern style to the home. Marble isn’t going anywhere, and neither is the mixed metal phenomenon. Curious about other trends that are evolving as fall approaches? Read on for all the details.Marble ManiaLet’s start with marble, since it’s one of today’s hottest materials. What was once thought of as a palatial supply is now the…
  • The Breathtaking Interior Design Of Jennifer Post

    Kate Simmons
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Clear as a crystal. That’s how I like to describe the sleek, crisp interior design of Jennifer Post. Through Jennifer Post Design, she treats each home like a work of art, using her fine arts background and knowledge of architectural principles to create stunning, balanced interiors. Color, texture, brightness and clarity of form are all elements you will find inside a Jennifer Post interior. Not to mention, through her interiors-only design consultancy, ONE, she is able to offer clients her signature high standard of design, but with a faster turnaround. Ready to take a closer look at…
  • 10 Spectacular Rooms With Marble Walls

    Kate Simmons
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ready for another design-inspired escape?! Today we shine the spotlight on 10 glossy rooms that feature marble walls. Many of these spaces also include marble flooring. “Opulence” is the word today, but there’s also an element of modern style here that needs to be acknowledged. The result: beautifully designed rooms that are both decadent and clean-lined. Not to mention, free of unnecessary clutter. May they inspire you in your own decorating endeavors…Enjoy!Kitchens with Marble WallsThe most popular destinations for marble walls: fresh spaces that aspire to a clean,…
  • 6 Stylish Houseplants That Are Safe For Cats And Dogs

    Kate Simmons
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    When my cat adopted me last year, the last thing on my mind was checking to make sure my houseplants were safe for pets. Then I accidentally came across an article on pet-safe greenery and the light bulb came on: time to make sure the plants are up to code! This post is dedicated to all you cat and dog owners out there. Keep in mind that today’s featured plants are safe for cats and dogs, but even non-toxic plants may have less-than-ideal effects if ingested. In fact, it’s never a bad idea to check with your local nursery or vet for verification that a plant is in fact pet-safe,…
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    Leovan Design

  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Outdoor furniture can transform your backyard, patio, deck, or front yard into a relaxing retreat and enjoyable gathering place for you and your family. Outdoor furniture adds comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. Outdoor furniture is made from a variety of materials, each with its own look and feel. Materials can include wood, aluminum, wicker, wrought iron, plastic, and more.
  • Front Yard Curb Appeal Ideas

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Front yard curb appeal can make a great first impression because the first thing visitors or potential homebuyers see when they visit you is the outside of your home. Curb appeal should be neat, organized, colorful, and attractive. Here are some tips and ideas that will add curb appeal and will boost the look and value of your home: Repaint the exterior of your home if needed with
  • Deck Design Planning Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    Are you considering building or having a deck added to your home this summer? Now is the perfect time to start planning.  Beautiful deck designs are becoming a more common feature of outdoor living spaces. They provide us with a great outdoor area for relaxing, dining, and entertaining friends and family.   Decks can be attached to or detached from a house. They can be built in different
  • Bathroom Staging Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Bathrooms that are properly staged create the feeling of a spa like retreat and a sanctuary for relaxation. The goal of staging a bathroom is to make it appealing to the highest number of potential homebuyers. Home staging will make your bathroom appear comfortable, shiny, functional, clean, organized, and spacious.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when staging your bathroom: Clean
  • Feng Shui in Interior Design

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:46 am
    Feng shui is the art of organizing spaces to increase positive energy or Chi in our environment. Feng shui pronounced "fung shway" originated in China. Feng shui means wind and water in Chinese. To create a healthy, wealthy, and balanced interior design environment you should use the five feng shui elements of nature (water, fire, earth, wood, and metal) in different combinations and
 
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    Decor Girl

  • Liqui Offers A New Turn On The Milk Churn

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Quirky, modern and oh so hip. This new take on the milk churn from Liqui s a great option for cool interior light fixtures. Read More
  • Color Scheme How To: Say I Can With Ikat!

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Let an ikat be your color scheme turnaround, changing the "I can't" into a no regret "yes I can!" Ikat patterns are basically like a crisp print with soft edges. Read More
  • No Fear Wall Tile From Walker Zanger

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    There is no need to be scared of making a mistake in the kitchen or bath with wall tile. Textured wall tile from Walker Zanger is an interior super hero. Read More
  • DIY Decorating: Are You A Green Faker?

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    When it comes to decorating there is only one way to go green which works in every home, with every style and 100% affordable... decorate with green plants. Read More
  • Be Sure To Flush In the Kitchen (And Bath)

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Countertop edges, cabinetry, sinks, faucets and appliances are now designed for seamless flush installation in kitchens and baths. Be on trend not behind it. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Give your bedroom a makeover with hardwood flooring

    Nicola
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. After a busy, stressful day at work, your bedroom should be your own little sanctuary; somewhere that you can go to unwind and forget all of your troubles.  Unfortunately, when people come to decorate their home, the bedroom is often not given as much thought and attention as it should. People may feel that they are limited in their options as to what they can achieve in this space, and therefore tend to avoid any major changes. However, your bedroom is one of the few rooms in your home that is just for you, so you should want…
  • Cherry Wood Floors

    Nicola
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    Cherry Wood has been used for centuries to craft not only flooring but furniture too. It has a pleasant dark red colour that is much sort after. It provides a vintage, traditional look and cherry wood floors are ideal for a period home. Cherry Wood Trees There is a wide range of different types of cherry trees, both flowering and ornamental. Cherry trees are most often known for the tasty fruit they produce and the pretty blossoms. But the cherry tree is also popular for its wood too. They are grown all over the world but are particularly famous in Japan for their beautiful blossom. American…
  • What are the latest hardwood flooring trends?

    Nicola
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Hardwood flooring has been a popular choice for people wanting to breathe new life into their home while also adding value for years and years. While different people have different tastes, there are certain trends that we see emerging and increasing in prominence every few years. The following are some of our key hardwood trends to be aware of this year. Darker hardwood floors Recently we have seen more and more people choosing darker shades of wood or darker finishes for their hardwood floor. While black flooring is chosen by some people to achieve a contemporary, monochromatic finish, this…
  • Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring

    Nicola
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    When you’re looking to decorate a new home, or redecorate your existing home, your flooring will often be one of the first areas you look at. While some people may opt for simple carpet, others will want to give their home a feeling of class and elegance that only wooden flooring can provide. If you are considering wooden flooring, one of the first questions you need to answer is whether you will go for traditional hardwood flooring or a laminate alternative. To help you make this decision, it is vital that you understand the differences between laminate and hardwood flooring, as well…
  • Award Winning Wooden Floor Company

    Nicola
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Here at Just Wood we work hard to provide our customers with high quality and durable wooden floors. We believe that we offer great flooring and a helpful service, and we’re not the only ones who think so! We’ve been presented with several awards for business and customer service. Business Awards We’ve won many awards over the years, including several of the Observer Business Awards, such as The Business Marketing and Promotion Award (2006) and the Medium Business of the Year (2009). We’ve also won a number of Arun Business Partnership Awards, including Business of the…
 
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    Home Stratosphere

  • 27 Luxury Kitchens that Cost More than $100,000

    HS Editor
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Welcome to our over-the-top luxury kitchen gallery featuring 27 kitchens with an estimated cost of $100,000 plus. These kitchen designs and estimates are from Zillow DigsTM (used with permission). Please note that the costs attributed to the kitchens in this gallery are estimates only. However, simply looking at them, it’s not difficult to see they are extremely expensive and $100,000 is not out of line. What’s interesting is the incredible variety in design. There are modern kitchens, country kitchens, contemporary, Mediterranean, light, dark and every thing in between.
  • LEGO Apartment: 258 Sq Ft Magically Transforms into 5 Rooms

    HS Editor
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    While many people strive for bigger homes, this video is an example of how you can lack for nothing in only 258 square feet. What’s even more remarkable, every furnishing and element needed for any room is hidden within the custom-built cabinets along the walls.  Essentially, it’s a bare cube apartment that magically transforms into five rooms. Rooms that Magically Appear: Kitchen:  Fully functional kitchen is hidden within the wall cabinets. Bedroom:  Bed rolls out from underneath the window. Dining Room:  Dining table for 5 drops down from the wall. Bathroom:  Glass cube…
  • Modern Apartment in Ljubljana, Slovenia by GAO Architects

    HS Editor
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Today we present a brand new home in the Situla development of Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. This striking, unique space was designed by GAO Architects.Gao designed an open living area, divided from the hallway with a slightly transparent wall. The heart of the apartment is the central kitchen, with oak countertop. Using a construction pier as a base for the kitchen counter helps it serve a multifunctional element, offering not only a surface for cooking and serving but also as a social center. The space is divided by the pier so the living-dining room opens up to a…
  • 60 Residential Garage Door Designs (Pictures)

    HS Editor
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Garages aren’t the most exciting part of a home.  But in our culture, they’re important and are a large part of most homes. The good news is that today’s homes actually strive to make garages and garage doors look good… often replicating the design of the home. Our massive gallery of garage door designs includes pictures of many styles of nice garages and garage doors.  Why nice?  Because we want to give you many ideas of what’s possible with your garage. One big trend is going with carriage garage doors in an effort to make garages look like the old carriage…
  • 28 Neutral Baby Nursery Ideas, Themes & Designs (Pictures)

    HS Editor
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    This gallery is near and dear to my heart because our son was born only a short 2 years ago.  When it comes to baby nursery ideas, my wife and I just went through the process… TWICE. Yup, we moved when our son just turned 1, so we set up two nurseries.  Our second one is much better.  We opted for a neutral nursery theme with a dominant color being orange (it’s a fun bright room with a cave-like area). Before you even start thinking about color schemes and nursery decorations, there are a few must-have items, which are: Crib:  We opted for a crib that turns into a toddler bed.
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    The Grey Home

  • 15 Essential kitchen gadgets for easier tasks

    Soufiane Nab
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Hello,The main thing i like about creativity is to create the need: create a new product that does not exist before and that one is simply a time saver, helpful in daily tasks or simply just important for avoiding complicated tasks.I decided to post this blog entry for listing great and important gadgets everyone will need or would like to have. Every gadget below is a best seller or at least 4/5 stars item based on customer reviews on Amazon, in other words, we won't be worrying about the efficiency or reliability of the item.The Strawberry Huller(4.5 star based on 935 customer reviews )The…
  • Room corners : Best place to place a workstation and save space

    Soufiane Nab
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Hello everyone,Yes! It's been a while since i have updated The Grey Home. Been busy with life, new job; so i had to manage my time cleverly. now that i have more free time i'll post some entries. Hope everyone is doing great today.The kitchen organization ideas post is one of the most visited entries of this blog. if that's has one meaning is people are looking for ideas for managing small or big space.For achieving or at least helping you with some inspirational ideas on the web. i'm writing this blog entry about work places. choosing a place for working at home is not always a easy choice.
  • Clever tips #17 - Iron board holder

    Soufiane Nab
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:33 am
    I was browsing some ideas for storing or hanging/holding an iron board holder since it takes too much space when you do not hold it with its materials. and found out this clever idea for an iron board holder. this gadget could save you too much space and give well organization for pressing clothes area. The product can be found on Amazon ( see the link above ) with ( i think ) a reasonable price! Have a nice weekend followers. : )Product link
  • Small Ukrainian apartment reconstruction project

    Soufiane Nab
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    The project of the day is a chic interior design project and not too expensive for a reconstruction of a residential house. The design of this small apartment knew how to deal of the low budget and the space of the apartment. the result is just amazing. What captured my eyes the most is that low-level bedroom: I always liked low-level bed/living rooms for their look and their comfort. Again for the bathroom, the space was well managed and the design is just perfect, one thing i didn't like personally was the glass for the bathroom front, it lacks of some privacy but maybe due to the…
  • Interior color combinations #4 - Tan/blue

    Soufiane Nab
    7 Mar 2014 | 10:18 am
    This is the fourth part of the interior color combinations. We started this series of blog entries a while ago to talk/ discuss different color schemes and combinations you can choose. Choosing a color is an ambivalent choice to make sometimes and the main goal of this series of posts is to help you pick you color schemes for your house whatever the room and the area is. The combinations we are discovering/discussing today is : Tan / blue or light blue. First impression i have when i see this combination of colors is a feeling of serenity, tranquility. It reminds me somehow of the…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • How To (Im)Politely Decline to Lift Furniture

    Alison Oxman
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Recently, during a furniture delivery and installation for a great guy and favorite client,  he overheard me say to one of my staffers, “We’ll need to move that dining table (meaning the moving guys) so the crew can have an easier path for the furniture load in.” Before I could blink, my helpful client asked our newest, most dainty staffer, “Can you give me a hand so we can move this out of the way?” Knowing that Murphy’s Law strikes when you least expect it (Workman’s Comp!), I responded that the moving guys would do it. Too late. The dining table was on the move. So…
  • The Perils of Upholstery Fabric

    Alison Oxman
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    How is your fabric vocab? Falling in love with a smokin’ hot fabric for your new sofa (or to reupholster your old one) is great. However, it can get you into hot water if you don’t know the following tidbits to keep you out of the sharky, snarky waters called “Putting The Wrong Fabric on the Wrong Piece of Upholstery.” So, decorating lover, read on for these must-knows: Wyzenbeek Rating (also called the Abrasion Rating or Double Rub Rating) These all refer to the performance tests run on home fabric. To test how heavy duty your fantastic fabric really is, the fabric is literally…
  • Best Houseplants for Your Home

    Alison Oxman
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ever notice the greenery and flora in those fabulous rooms you’re lusting after on your Pinterest pinboards and in your HOUZZ  idea books? Well, my decorating lover, the first thing to know is this:  They’re flora real! That’s because nothing says cheesy “economy motel lobby” quite the way a fake potted plant does, other than, say,  the actual lobby of a cheesy economy motel. So here’s my shortlist if you love the look of natural greens, but lack talent, patience or lighting conditions. Peace Lily: Peace Lily Actually, this isn’t a lily though it might bloom for you if…
  • Decorating During Life Crisis – A Bad Move

    Alison Oxman
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you are contemplating a decorating project while also dealing with a high stress life situation, I want you to Stop and Back Away from the Fabric Deck.  Let’s face, for most of us, sometimes Life hands you a load of lemons in a big carton labeled “This cycle is going to suck, but you will get through it.” It should also have the tag line that reads “This is NOT the time to take on that decorating project you were considering.” I’m designing now for family in which one partner was laid off right before we began the renovation. I’ve designed for families when they were dealing…
  • Bad Idea: Working with an Interior Designer in Secret

    Alison Oxman
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    I had an interesting, “teaching moment” phone call from a prospective client that made me think: “Blog post!” This lovely person called and complimented me, saying she had seen me give a design trend presentation and was “very excited to work with me.” How lovely. Then she let slip that her project would be “a secret between the two of us” because her husband wasn’t in favor of hiring a designer (cue sound of bomb dropping). Not lovely. While it’s not uncommon for one half of a designing couple to be more interested in participating in the design side and the other half…
 
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    Chic California

  • San Francisco S’mores

    chiccalifornia
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    San Francisco S’mores Evidentally it was National Smore’s Day last weekend.  And I missed it. But not because I didn’t care. Oh no, I was just out living life. We spent last week camping at Lake Tahoe and I had lots of opportunities to roast S’mores. Now traditionally you all know that S’mores are made with {Read More...} The post San Francisco S’mores appeared first on Chic California.
  • “Fancy” Paper Plate Party

    chiccalifornia
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Fancy” Paper Plate Party I was the hostess at the beginning of August for my monthly book club meet up. This lovely group of gals has been getting together the first Thursday of every month for over 2 years now. Which, given everyone’s busy schedule these days, the fact that our book club gals rarely miss {Read More...} The post “Fancy” Paper Plate Party appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #33 and Back to School Giveaway!

    chiccalifornia
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #33 and Back to School Giveaway! I know many of you are already celebrating the return of your kiddos to school. I am celebrating my last few weeks with my kiddos home before we start school in a few weeks with a camping trip to Lake Tahoe. It’s not easy {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #33 and Back to School Giveaway! appeared first on Chic California.
  • Home Office/Craft Room Makeover

    chiccalifornia
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    *This Post Contains Affiliate Links Home Office/Craft Room Makeover I’m one of those lucky gals that has the space in her house for an extra room dedicated to my office and craft room. I call it my girl cave. But it’s a total mess these days! It’s become a real catch all for my stuff, {Read More...} The post Home Office/Craft Room Makeover appeared first on Chic California.
  • I’m Planning a Global Takeover

    chiccalifornia
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’m Planning a Global Takeover Seriously! I’m taking over the world, one vintage globe at a time. Please put your pinky up to your lips and insert a maniacal laugh here. Collecting vintage globes is a very easy collection to get into. You can find them pretty easily at thrift stores and garage sales. They {Read More...} The post I’m Planning a Global Takeover appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Weave House by A-cero

    Jessica
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Weave House is a residential project located in the Mediterranean coast of Spain. It was designed by A-cero. Weave House by A-cero: “This house has been designed the distinctive style of the studio managed by Joaquín Torres and Rafael Llamazares architects, according to the design the evolution recent years with more sinuous and organic lines, this single-family house project is located in an exclusive residential area of the Spanish coast...More...
  • Butte Residence by Carney Logan Burke Architects

    Magaly
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    Butte Residence was completed by Carney Logan Burke Architects in 2012. It is located in Jackson, Wyoming, USA. Butte Residence by Carney Logan Burke Architects: “The 38-acre site for this house and artist studio is located on an extraordinary site on a butte in Jackson, Wyoming. The site overlooks the confluence of the Snake and Gros Ventre Rivers and commands panoramic views of the Teton Mountain Range and National Parks...More...
  • Plywood House II by Andrew Burges Architects

    Jessica
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Plywood House II is a residential project located in Sydney, Australia. It was designed by Andrew Burges Architects in 2013. Plywood House II by Andrew Burges Architects: “Our brief was for a new two storey house on a block that was long and thin – the type of block that produces the awkward ‘shot-gun’ corridor organisation of many semi’s and detached houses within Sydney’s denser suburbs. Our concept was to..More...
  • Can Schlacher by Atlant del Vent

    Magaly
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Can Schlacher is a private residence located in Ibiza, Spain. It was designed by Atlant del Vent in 2011. Photos by: White/HarisaMore...
  • Villa Horizon

    Magaly
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Villa Horizon is a luxurious home located in Arbonne, France. The home has 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and is available for short-term rent. Villa Horizon: “Luxury 7 bedroom Villa just 5 minutes from Biarritz & beach. With its clean lines and bold furnishings, this ultra-modern villa has the feel of a modern art gallery or luxe showroom. It’s also the largest property in our portfolio—making it perfect for weddings,..More...
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Kettal Garden Pavilion

    Vania
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Smart solution to help you organize outdoor dining area using new Kettal pavilion. Winter Garden pavilion combines comfortable outdoor furniture with soft and colorful textures and elegant decoration elements. Read the rest of Kettal Garden Pavilion originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Brick House with Smooth Curves

    Vania
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    In a way, this brick house with its smooth curves is truly a family home – it belongs to the architect Clare Cousins, the builder that created the new addition is her husband, and the landscape artist is her uncle. So they were able to experiment, create and test ideas for their home in close collaboration but of course, they had to consider some pre existing giving – the size of the lot, the existing house (which facade the architect wanted to preserve), the surrounding neighborhood. But with some fresh ideas, unusual approaches and smooth textures they created a warm, comfortable…
  • Poufs and Coffee Tables Made of Rope

    Vania
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Iron, wood, rope – simple materials which reinvent commonly used objects. A collection of poufs and coffee tables made of iron rods and woven cables in paste-dyed HT polyester mixed together like the paints on an artist’s palette. The reference to David Bowie’s iconic Ziggy Stardust is no accident and relates to the irony in the idea of revolutionising the type of accessory furniture in the area for relaxing. Read the rest of Poufs and Coffee Tables Made of Rope originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Original Urban-Style Home

    Vania
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    VD House is a private residence designed by Studio Guilherme Torres – it’s full of wood and shades of blue, classic  furniture and art objects. Massive table in the living room is combined with Wishbone chair by Hans J. Wegner and Tom Dixon lamps. Walls are coated with oak imported from Canada – creating a sense of continuity and integration. “Thus, also eliminate volume differences in partitions,” says the architect Guilherme Torres. The feature became invisible doors and even led to several closets hidden niches. “At breakfast, just open a small door…
  • Color, Simple Lines and Functionality by Two.Six

    Vania
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Young and talented team of designers are working for Portuguese furniture brand Two.Six. They are excited to introduce you a new – timeless pieces – rich of color, simple lines and functionality. Bi Silla chair by Silvia Ceñal is with rounded shapes, soft cushions and  possibility of composing different geometries with the grouping of chairs. Thanks to its symmetry can be adapted to different places and draw different figures according to its distribution. The colorful two – tone, cool and vitamin, breathes energy wherever the chair is placed. Read the rest of Color,…
 
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  • New design not to miss

    trendoffice
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    I Ricchi Poveri Toto by Ingo Maurer (source)Gem accessories - a family of angular lights, tables and mirrors taking inspiration from the facets of cut gemstones by Tom Dixon Geco... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Maison & Objet September 2014 - a glimpse

    trendoffice
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Just a look at some new products to be seen at the coming this September Maison & Objet: Beauregard cement tilessource Drop Top Lamp Shade by  Plumen«Louis XVI is back» by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New lighting designs at 100% Design this September

    trendoffice
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    During its 20 edition 17-20 September 2014 100% Design will show interesting new designs of over 400 brands. Look at some of the new lighting: Fish Deluxe lampshadeStudio Scabetti,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Spaces that are neither indoors nor completely outdoors

    trendoffice
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    Or are both, depending on that whether the large sliding doors or other separations are pulled or not - I like summer and the possibility to live mostly outdoors, to be in contact with nature. Enjoy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fun Furniture

    trendoffice
    9 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Furniture can have additional function - it can be a source of fun, too. Have a look at some great furniture designs that can trigger good mood and memories of childhood. ‘the double face’ ‘the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • WIN A Limited Edition Minirig Portable Speaker worth £100!

    Rog How
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    We can’t think of a better Summer accessory than the much lauded Minirig Portable Speakers - designed and made in the UK by our old friends (and Bristol studio neighbours) Dave and Tom. One of the best rechargeable portable speakers on the market, a Minirig can be plugged into any phone, laptop or multimedia device – with a battery time of 50 hours! They sell out as soon as we get them in, so we’re thrilled to have a Limited Edition Minirig in either Total Purple or Total Red up for grabs in our competition this week! Only four of these have ever been made so they are…
  • Nikki Couppee

    Cat How
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Nikki Couppee! Here is a jeweller whose work I just can’t get enough of. Each of her hand-crafted pieces are colourful, unconventional and totally unique – veritable pieces of wearable art. Her work has kept on getting better and better over the last few years. Hailing from Florida in the US, she uses plexiglass, brass and found objects as stand-ins for precious gemstones such as diamonds and rubies as well as costly materials such as gold to create her asymmetrically designed pieces. By using everyday materials, she is able to create her own versions of expensive gemstones…
  • Belvoir Cordial & Bubble Glass Competition!

    Cat How
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    We’ve teamed up with our friends from Belvoir Cordials this week in a giveaway perfect for sunny Summer afternoons! For the next seven days, we’re giving you the chance to win a set of Bubble Glasses and a pack of three delicious Belvoir Cordials on Twitter. The flavours include the classic Elderflower, Rhubarb and Strawberry and Blackcurrant and Apple. All you have to do is retweet the post and / or follow to enter! Good luck!   The post Belvoir Cordial & Bubble Glass Competition! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Inaluxe

    Cat How
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    I’ve admired the work of Australian design duo, Inaluxe, for many years now. A small design team consisting of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd which was founded in 2006; their studio is located in the Grampians, Victoria, Australia and their work has a colourful, mid-century retro style. They work mostly in gouache, ink, and acrylic paint as well as paper, wood panels, and linen and are mostly influenced or inspired by the natural world: organic forms found in nature; the magnificence of birds and animals; fleeting human interactions. While their designs might be abstract, there is a…
  • Stain Tableware

    Cat How
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:42 am
    I like the simple but clever concept of Bethan Laura Wood‘s Stain Tableware. A Product Design graduate from the Royal College of Art (who studied under the tuition of Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper), her set of ‘Stain’ teacups are designed to improve through use. Her project explores the assumption that use is considered to damage a product – for example, scratches on an iPod or laptop – whereas actually it can also be seen in some cases to add to its aesthetic value and make an inanimate object more personal, depending on how it is used by its owner. Beth…
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  • 4 Swimming pools that are calling you!

    Interior Habit
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    These 4 fantastic swimming pool designs will make even the most water adversed holiday maker swim! Ubud, Bali Sleek minimalist design in the tropics Dark alluring pool design Indian pool
  • Industrial chrome kitchen

    Interior Habit
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Shiny stainless steel kitchen design juxtaposed against a rustic wall, beautiful!
  • Now that’s a pool house!

    Interior Habit
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Check out this light weight, seemingly floating, minimalist pool house. And if the architecture isn’t enough the view and location are fantastic too!
  • Rainforest shower

    Interior Habit
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    In keeping with some of our recent Moroccan designs here is a beautifully tiled shower, it’s like showering in a jungle!
  • 13 Industrial glass doors and glazed wall design ideas

    Interior Habit
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    Light is the most important element in designing any new room, so it is worth considering the method of getting natural light into your room as much as possible. These examples of glass doors, windows and other glazing should give you some inspiration for your own home ideas. We have focused on industrial designs, ranging from thin metal framed glazing to minimalist 3m glass panels. Enjoy! https://walhalla.com/project/291/stadsterras http://style-files.com/2014/02/20/a-family-home-in-the-heart-of-amsterdam/ http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/2012/04/me-and-aidan-gray.html…
 
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  • 10 Refreshing Blue Dining Room Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    For all the people who want to create a super vibrant and relaxing ambiance in the dining room, blue is the perfect color scheme for the cause. As we have mention many times, the most refreshing and peaceful things in the nature are blue: the sky, the ocean, the smurfs maybe.  The blue dining room The post 10 Refreshing Blue Dining Room Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Cool Kitchen Interior Design Ideas with Brick Walls

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    The walls in the kitchen will determine the main ambiance and style that will prevail in the place. In order to create a bold and cool appearance of your kitchen you ought to use materials that will add dramatic texture and beautiful visual effect in the interior such as the brick walls. The brick walls The post 10 Cool Kitchen Interior Design Ideas with Brick Walls appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Outstanding Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Glass Walls

    Dragana Markovska
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Your living room is the place where you mostly spend your time when you are at home, and the place where you welcome your guests and visitors. That means that you should consider making this space as comfortable as it takes, and at the same time to achieve a look that reflects your style and The post 10 Outstanding Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Glass Walls appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Exotic Moroccan Inspired Dining Room Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you have an exotic taste, and you enjoy dining with style and luxury, than you should probably consider decorating your dining room in the exquisite Moroccan interior style. Who wouldn’t enjoy a meal surrounded by comfortable cushions, playful exotic colors and textures, unique decorative elements and vibrant lights? Moroccan style is overwhelmed with rich colors The post 10 Exotic Moroccan Inspired Dining Room Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Amazing Gray Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you tend to achieve serene and delicate appeal for your home decor, you should definitely try to decorate using the color gray.  Although many people find this color dull and depressing, gray has the ability to transform a space infusing cool elegance and sophistication in it, to be a wonderful backdrop color that make other The post 10 Amazing Gray Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net.
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  • Interior Decoration In India

    sarah ramdan
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
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    19 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
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  • Home Interior Decoration Pictures

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    19 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
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  • Interior Design Luxury Cottage Living Rooms Photos

    sarah ramdan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
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  • Danish Modern Furniture Los Angeles

    sarah ramdan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
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    Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas

  • Getting over-excited about bits of string

    Jenna Crotty
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Lately, I’ve been planning to hand-make some rustic candle holders and vases out of jam jars, so today I picked up the bits and pieces needed. I’m so excited about these materials that I had to share photos of them (*facepalms at self*). Photos of the actual crafts will follow but for now it’s just […] The post Getting over-excited about bits of string appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • All about the ranch look, with a rustic feel

    Jenna Crotty
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    After seeing Harvey Norman’s Autumn/Winter collection described as being “all about the ranch look, with a rustic feel, plenty of checks and even a few skulls”, I’ve been terribly excited to have a gawk. In an interview posted on the Harvey Norman blog, Rachel Mc Cann, Harvey Norman’s chief designer, describes the tone and feel […] The post All about the ranch look, with a rustic feel appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • 4 WTF things I saw for sale in IKEA

    Jenna Crotty
    29 Jun 2014 | 3:59 am
    I was browsing through that giant blue warehouse off the Ballymun exit of the M50 yesterday with my aunt and came across a few items that just made me ask ‘Why?’. Here are 4 WTF things I saw for sale in IKEA. 1. These fish cushions Because no home is complete without a fish cushion. […] The post 4 WTF things I saw for sale in IKEA appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • The 200 Year Old Stone House in Wexford

    Jenna Crotty
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:42 pm
    A Facebook chat message pops up on my phone from Peter with a link to a ‘property for sale’ advert in it. Buying a house starts with a link to a property advert, so I’m aware that clicking on this could result in mortgage applications, engineers reports, solicitors and very serious dotted lines. I click […] The post The 200 Year Old Stone House in Wexford appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • 10 Questions to Ask a Landlord When Viewing a Property to Rent

    Jenna Crotty
    18 May 2014 | 3:44 am
    Our moving day fast approaches – boxes of our possessions line the hall, our landlord is in the living room quizzing prospective tenants about their lives and strangers are walking around my home. It’s a strange feeling when people you don’t know are walking around your home looking in every room, but that’s part and […] The post 10 Questions to Ask a Landlord When Viewing a Property to Rent appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
 
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Great Pictures from Currey & Company at #atlmkt

    Emma Harger
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Another showroom I was really excited to visit at the July 2014 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market was that of Currey & Company. The Atlanta-based company makes some really artful, beautiful lighting and, since it’s one of the many great brands we sell at Lights Online, I was eager to see their offerings up close. Their large showroom didn’t disappoint! It was full of great ideas, displays, a huge wall of sconces and much more. Just like in the Elk Lighting and Cyan Design showrooms, I took lots of pictures, so it was hard to pick out just 10 to…
  • Cyan Design Swizzle in a stylish blogger’s closet

    Emma Harger
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    We’ve written here before about the endless possibilities in closet lighting solutions. This glamorous–and very generously-sized!–closet is just further proof that one light fixture can make a room complete. I spotted this picture on Marcus Design and literally immediately recognized the sleek multi-tiered chandelier hanging over that center table. It’s the Cyan Design Swizzle! Made of blush pink glass material cut into slender segments and staggered to create different tiers, 9 candelabra bulbs are tucked inside the center of this fixture. For some reason, I think of…
  • Top 10 Design Links You’ll Love For the Week of August 15

    Emma Harger
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    There are just so many cool, intriguing, interesting and incredible things being shared across design sites on the Internet this week. It’s difficult to choose only 10! But we managed to do so, so without further ado, here are the top 10 design links we loved this week and we hope you’ll love them too. Graphlights from Dezeen There’s something really interesting and scientifically cool about this cute little lamp–it is made entirely of graphite. Yes, the same stuff inside a trusty No. 2 pencil. Graphite is so very good at conducting electricity that Graphlights’…
  • Fabulous Friday: Currey & Company Regatta

    Emma Harger
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Transitional Powder Room by Boca Raton Design-Build Firms Insignia Design Group   I should do a roundup of creative powder rooms sometime soon. Since powder rooms are disconnected from the other rooms in the house (by necessity), there’s no need to really worry about how sight lines into other rooms will affect design decisions. As a result, people go wild in designing, decorating and lighting powder rooms. It’s great to see! Now let’s dig a little deeper into this glamorous take on coastal design in a Florida powder room. Namely, what’s being used to light the…
  • Get the Lighting Featured on Property Brothers: August 13

    Emma Harger
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    Ever had a ceiling nearly fall in on top of you? Well, that happened to Jonathan Scott on last night’s Property Brothers as he was taking a look at a ceiling in the newly-purchased house of Nicole and Colby, a very down-to-earth couple with an abiding love for their dog Bogey. Jonathan expressed worry about the ceiling coming down and then–the exact thing happened! But he got out of the way and nobody was hurt. Once that old ceiling was dealt with and the rest of the renovations were done, though, the house looked so great that Nicole was nearly moved to tears! Better yet, the…
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    Rug Rats

  • Stair Rods – Jewelry for the Stairs

    Sandy Henderson
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Turn Any Stair Case Into The Center Piece with Zoroufy Stair Rods A common sight throughout the Victorian Era and into the 1930′s, stair rods were a functional part of home decor and another flourish in the exquisite detail associated with homes built during that time period. Before the days of non-slip pad and tack […]
  • Discover Farmville VA – An Ideal Location for Shopping, History, and Recreation

    Sandy Henderson
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    In the heart of the Virginia countryside, there’s a small historic town called Farmville that combines the convenience of big-city shopping with the enjoyment of small-town hospitality. Farmville boasts a wealth of natural, historical, cultural, recreational and educational resources.  You can stroll down turn-of-the-century Main Street, with blocks and blocks of irresistible small shops – […]
  • Three New Wild Designs From Stanton Carpet

    Sandy Henderson
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
              Bringing You the Best of the Jungle in Animal Print Carpets!         The Rave Collection introduces Pardus, Ringo and Vulnero,  13’2″ width and all made with Royaltron Polyproplene. The high twist of the crinkle yarn gives these roaring patterns a silk-like lustre.           […]
  • The Trellis Pattern – The Most Popular New Design Movement

    Sandy Henderson
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    Garden Buffs have been digging treillage for hundreds of years. In 1864 the style shot to popularity when William Morris released his Trellis wallpaper. The trellis which consists of strong lines continues to be consistent to all items in home decor. 1. The Trellis is a classic geometric pattern – goes well with other geometric […]
  • How to Measure for an Area Rug

    Sandy Henderson
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Measuring for area rugs and the uncertainties associated with sizing area rugs, is one of our customers biggest dilemmas.  Below are some tips on measuring and sizing for area rugs. 1. Select the area rug prior to selecting the paint:       Paint is available in a lot more colors than the other area […]
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    Mupplebee

  • If You’re Website Isn’t Growing, Maybe You Aren’t Either

    Alycia Wicker
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee A lot of people think that your branding and website design are supposed to last forevah but I’m here to tell that it shouldn’t. I’m going to use myself as a prime example of how your branding and website design will evolve (and it’s a good thing). Evolution I’m kind of a different person than […] The post If You’re Website Isn’t Growing, Maybe You Aren’t Either appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Sick & Tired of NOT Getting Interior Design Clients?

    Alycia Wicker
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Like how, stupid! I totally want clients, why would I want to find out how NOT to get interior design clients? Dur. Oh I’m not saying you want to learn yet another new way to not get interior design clients, but if you’re already making sure you don’t get them with your interior design business […] The post Sick & Tired of NOT Getting Interior Design Clients? appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • What They Didn’t Teach You In Design School

    Alycia Wicker
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Mupplebee It’s been almost *cough* twenty years since I graduated college. It seems like such a lifetime ago. There I was, this chick who felt out of place, unsure of my abilities and afraid of my classmates. The design school suggested we dress for success when we went to class. So the first day I spied a bunch […] The post What They Didn’t Teach You In Design School appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 3 Ways Your Interior Design Brand Is Like a Bra

    Alycia Wicker
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee I hate bras. Much like bras are supposed to support the girls, a brand needs to support your business. Bras have a purpose, but I have yet to fall in deep love with one that does what it should and makes me feel good about wearing it. And I know a lot of creative business […] The post 3 Ways Your Interior Design Brand Is Like a Bra appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Website Header

    Alycia Wicker
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Do people know what you can do for them when they land on your website right away? Or did you just give them a reason not to care? If you and I had businesses that were like Target, Sears, or Lowe’s everyone would know our name, know what we do and who we do it […] The post 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Website Header appeared first on Mupplebee.
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Privacy Solutions for Outdoor Spaces

    hgfjYT193
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Creating a Private Retreat When Your Neighbors are Too Close Spending time in your backyard is one of the perks of enjoying the warmer weather. Relaxing on a hammock, reading a book, or spending time with family and friends are great ways to enjoy your outside space in the privacy of your own home – except when that privacy is invaded by peeping neighbors or open spaces. Today, larger homes are being built on smaller lots, leaving homeowners feeling as if they are living in a fishbowl. Homeowners searching for backyard solitude have discovered some unique privacy solutions (as well as some…
  • Berry Slab Pie – The Perfect Summer Indulgence

    hgfjYT193
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Summer is the perfect time to indulge in the bounty of berries that are available to us at local farm stands and grocery stores. Here is a delicious way to enjoy a variety of berries all at once while savoring the comfort of a flaky baked dessert. Berry Slab Pie Recipe  Ingredients: 1/2 of 17.3 ounce package frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 sheet) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 1/2 cups fresh assorted berries (like blueberries, raspberries and blackberies) 1 egg 2 tabelespoons water Coarse sugar (optional)   Directions 1)    …
  • Money-Saving DIY Landscaping Tips

    hgfjYT193
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think of landscaping as the ultimate accessory for your home. The perfect balance of trees, shrubs and flowers can enhance your street appeal and welcome your friends and family to a showcase of beauty. Most often, however, this makeover comes with a hefty price tag. Traditionally, homeowners may expect to pay anywhere from 5% to 15% of their home’s value on landscaping (which is based on a median-home value of $213,000 in the U.S.), so could run you over $10,000 at the end of the day. To avoid breaking the bank, DIY landscape experts suggest following these tips to create a garden design…
  • Choosing the Perfect Sink for your Remodel

    caitlink
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Now that you’ve selected the perfect solid surface or granite countertop for your newly renovated kitchen or bathroom, your next decision is choosing the perfect sink. With so many options on the market today, Granite Transformations is here to put it all in perspective for you with an easy guide to making the perfect choice. • Stainless Steel Sinks – Experts agree. Stainless steel sinks are the best choice to complement your granite or solid surface countertops because of their undermount capability and durability. Look for lower-gauge stainless steel when selecting your sink to ensure…
  • On the Rocks or Straight Up? Tips for Stocking Your Home Bar

    caitlink
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Adding a custom bar to your home is a fun and efficient way to entertain friends and family, bringing value to your home. Granite Transformations offers creative design ideas to create the perfect bar for your home with the use of top-shelf materials. With all the trendy new cocktails on the bar scene today, stocking your bar can be a bit challenging. Experts agree that sticking to the basic spirits for traditional libations and adding a few flavored ones for a fun twist on old favorites is the perfect balance for a well-stocked bar. Here are some suggestions on what to buy and have on hand…
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