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  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Terry’s Blinds in UK

    Leovan Design
    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Recently Terry’s Blinds in the UK asked to interview me for their Designer Insights series. Designer Insights includes interviews with fabulous expert designers in the field of interior and landscape design, as well as home staging and home renovation.  I’m pleased to be featured on their “Designer Insights” interview series. <!-- AddThis Follow BEGIN --> Follow
  • Front Yard Curb Appeal Ideas

    Leovan Design
    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
  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

    Leovan Design
    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.
  • Fall Lawn Care Tips

    Leovan Design
    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Lawn care during the fall is very important for enhancing your outdoor space, for promoting healthy grass and plant growth the next spring, and for ensuring your lawn stays healthy through the winter.  Here are my tips for maintaining your lawn for a healthy, green, and beautiful look in the following spring and summer: Test and correct your soil pH (acidity) level if needed. Most lawns
  • Deck Design Planning Tips

    Leovan Design
    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
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  • Limited Edition Bolero Table by Roberto Lazzeroni for Poltrona Frau

    Ali Morris
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Luxury Italian furniture manufacturers Poltrona Frau have released a limited edition of 41 Bolero tables designed by Roberto Lazzeroni. The limited edition Bolero is a balanced blend of craftsmanship, exclusivity and texture. Each limited edition table features a specially processed marble top with varying surfaces and textures. Cut from a single block, the carefully selected marble has been extracted from the Monte Corchia quarry owned by Italy’s leading ornamental stone manufacturer, Savema.  During production, the white Carrara marble - known as “arabescato” marble for its dark…
  • Fire-Inspired: Lighting Trend

    Ali Morris
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Primitive light sources such as campfires, lanterns and candles inspire these lighting designs, which aim to recreate the flowing shapes and radiant glow of naked flames. Launched earlier this year by Italian brand Serralunga, the Flame lamp by Sebastian Bergne is an outdoor lamp made from rotational moulded polypropylene. In addition, the flame-shaped lamp is also 100% recyclable and UV-resistant. Featuring a flame-shaped blown glass shade and a cross-shaped solid wood base, the playful Fire Kit Lamp by French studio 5.5 designers for Skitsch resembles a camp fire. With a large flat…
  • Sleeper Seating: Top Five

    Ali Morris
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    For patient visitors that are facing the prospect of spending the night at the hospital, any one of these compact but comfortable sleeper sofas would be a most welcome sight.   The convertible and compact Amico armchair by Carolina pulls out into a full length bed. Steel seat pans, ultra-flex spring webbed seat decks, heavy duty steel mechanisms, and solid maple exterior frames provide extra durability. KI Healthcare’s  Three Lounge Sleeper converts to a sleep surface with one easy pull of its patented mechanism. A compartment beneath the chair provides storage space for…
  • Code Series by Suzanne Tick for Tandus Centiva

    Alicita Rodriguez
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    A brilliant paradigm shift in office design, Code Series by Suzanne Tick for Tandus Centiva allows designers to define space without the need for pesky walls that “close us off, box us in, and shut everyone else out.” A carpet system of coordinating modular tiles in geometric patterns, Code Series includes Code and Code Transition, as well as other patterns. The color and layout of Code and Code Transition allow architects, designers, and clients to demarcate spaces for specific purposes. These carpet tiles establish “a new type of spatial etiquette.” Floor Space Becomes a New Code to…
  • Another Rug by ATWTP for &Tradition

    Ali Morris
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Working with Copenhagen-based graphic design studio ‘All the Way to Paris’, Danish brand &Tradtion has launched a new collection of contemporary Kilim rugs that are designed to resemble stairs. Working with woven textiles for the first time, ATWTP has created a series of rugs with bold stripes of graduated color and contrasting one-sided fringes. Called ‘Another Rug’, the collection is manufactured using the ancient Kilim technique, which is a type of tapestry-woven rug from the Middle and Far East. “In the scrapbook of the sketching process we have a lot of…
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  • Decorating with the Whole Family in Mind

    Amy Azzarito
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    When Kate Paillat, founder of Maurice and King, and husband Guillaume were looking for a London neighborhood to settle into with their two small boys – Etienne (4) and Jacques (2) – they knew they wanted to be in Notting Hill. They had always loved the neighborhood and wanted to be near parks for their boys and Notting Hill is literally sandwiched between two of the best – Hyde Park and Holland Park. They’ve only been in this rental for six months and even though there are plenty of design elements that they can’t change like the carpet and wallpaper, they still…
  • When the best color choice is white

    Amy Azzarito
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Before Rebecca Crall and Eric Neagu found this apartment, they both lived in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood area on the north side of Chicago. They thought about trying another neighborhood but the leafy streets, relative quiet and proximity to public transportation were too hard to let go. When they moved into this apartment, Rebecca impulsively painted almost every room a different color. It didn’t go well. She missed the natural feel of their space almost immediately. Four years later, they have white walls in all the rooms. Both Eric and Rebecca are inspired by nature, travel and…
  • Finding Success in a Tropical Paradise

    Amy Azzarito
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    After finishing college, but before settling down to a 9-to-5 life, Kelsi Vande Velden hit the road with her best friend on an epic road trip. For three months, they traveled the country going to music festivals, national parks and stopping at every dive bar and curious antique store along the way. Towards the end of their trip, they stopped at a hole-in-the-wall antique store in Northern California where Kelsi found an antique compass sundial pocket watch. She couldn’t walk out of the store without it. When she returned home, she added leather straps, a buckle off an old purse and wore…
  • The September Issue

    Grace Bonney
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every year fashion-lovers wait in anticipation of Vogue‘s epic September Issue. It’s the magazine’s huge issue full of trends and ideas for the full year going forward that’s become so legendary they even made a movie about it. We’ve had so much fun being inspired by fashion this month that we thought we’d cap off our fashion week fun with our own version of a September issue. From color trends to materials and even production missions, we’re roundup up the things we think will be on trend this year and popular with makers and customers alike. xo,…
  • Lisa Congdon Signing + Best of the Web

    Grace Bonney
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    One of the most challenging parts of running an arts-based business is well, the business part. It’s certainly not the only hurdle, but I’ve found it’s one of the biggest and it always helps to get advice from people who have been doing it successfully for years. I was thrilled when I heard that Lisa Congdon was doing a book on the business of running an art career and I’m so excited that Art, Inc. is finally out! Lisa has written a fantastic guide to earning a living through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching and much more. This is the sort…
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  • Mysticism and Meaning Meet in an Ohio Artist’s Gardens (10 photos)

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Every garden, every landscape we create has a story to tell. It’s why we do what we do: to express ourselves. We have something to say. It could be as direct as stating our love of good, fresh food by way of a healthful vegetable garden, or as thoughtful as honoring the forces of nature by embracing...
  • Inside Houzz: See the Android App's Latest Features (5 photos)

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A new version of Houzz for Android is now available on the Google Play™ store. One of the biggest updates to the app is to the Your Houzz screen, which has been redesigned to make it easier to access — and easier for you to...
  • Great Design Plant: Wild Bergamot, Friend of Foragers (6 photos)

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is one of the most resilient North American native plants and is a delight for bumble bees and butterflies. It can be used in a variety of situations, including butterfly...
  • 12 Ways to Make That Inspiration Board Truly Inspiring (12 photos)

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Wall-mounted inspiration boards are satisfyingly tactile and can be unique wall art in their own right. Let these 12 fresh takes on the classic bulletin board inspire your own installation, from clipboards and pegboards to entire walls filled with ideas.
  • My Houzz: Reflecting Personality in a Rented Townhouse (20 photos)

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    When designer Jessica Viscarde and her partner, Ryan Ward, moved to Melbourne, Australia, two years ago, they decided their ideal suburb would be close to the city, with plenty of green spaces, and have a friendly,...
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  • Awesome DIY Projects From Vintage Revivals

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Hello and happy Friday everyone! I came across this rad blog recently and had to share it with you today because I’m just so impressed by the DIY projects on it. Some of them really speak to me. Here is a glimpse of this blog, called Vintage Revivals, authored by Mandi Gubler in Utah. What a creative lady! I’m particularly interested in how she is overhauling “The Nugget” which is a 1972 Bell Travel Trailer. You can follow that series here, the transformation is super fun to watch. This lady can also do just about anything with a Sharpie. Some of her rooms have the…
  • Blog Boss: Blogging + Social Media Online Class NOW ENROLLING!

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    I’m seriously SO happy that I’m back in the saddle after having a baby and ready to rock and roll my next e-course, Blog Boss! If you took the last one then this is NOT the same content and if you’ve never taken this course, then you are in for SUCH a treat. I’m covering the best and most timely blogger topics trending at the moment and I can’t wait to tell you who my co-teacher/s will be. This will be a totally bang-up awesome class, I’m buzzing with pride because I am totally feeling this class like crazy and know that whoever takes it WILL walk away…
  • Studio Visit With Artist Melissa Milakovic

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    Hello there! It’s Kelly Brown, Holly’s roving reporter (really, photographer!) and I am back to share with you a bright, eclectic studio tour of artist Melissa Milakovic of Love Like Red, a charming creative paper company based out of Victoria, British Columbia. Melissa’s home studio is her creative sanctuary, filled with little treasures and inspirations. Its bright, bold, and colorful with energetic and vibrant details everywhere you look. Melissa says she doesn’t ever try to match anything. She finds something she loves and finds a place for it in her home. Her…
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    Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

  • Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum Opens to Foster Mutual Understanding Between Western and Islamic Cultures

    Beverley Mitchell
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Read the rest of Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum Opens to Foster Mutual Understanding Between Western and Islamic Cultures Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Aga Khan Foundation, Aga Khan Museum, Art, canada, courtyard, cultural heritage, Fumihiko Maki, gallery, islam, Islamic culture, Light, Maki and Associates, mashrabiya screen, museums, public buildings, public spaces, toronto, white grantie
  • Local Motors 3D-Prints Incredible Full-Scale Car in Just 44 Hours!

    Marc Carter
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Arizona-based Local Motors has succeeded in creating the world’s first 3D-printed car at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago. Called the Strati, the 3D-printed car’s design was chosen from several hundred submissions, with the final design being printed in one piece using direct digital manufacturing (DDM) processes. Read the rest of Local Motors 3D-Prints Incredible Full-Scale Car in Just 44 Hours! Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: 3d printed car, 3d printer, electric car, electric motor, green car, green transportation, International…
  • Portugal’s Strange and Wonderful Boulder Homes Were Built Hundreds of Years Ago!

    Catherine Winter-Hébert
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Read the rest of Portugal’s Strange and Wonderful Boulder Homes Were Built Hundreds of Years Ago! Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: boulder, boulder homes, boulder houses, boulders, house with one tile, Monsanto, Monsanto Portugal, Monsanto stone houses, portugal, Portuguese stone houses, rock architecture, stone architecture, stone houses, stone roof
  • Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

    Mike Chino
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    It’s that time of year again – school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we’re offering you a chance to win a brand new PUBLIC Bike or a Voltaic solar backpack! We’re looking for smart ideas that will lower your environmental footprint for the coming academic year, and our grand prize winner will receive their choice of a PUBLIC C1 or PUBLIC V1 bike decked out with a rear rack, a metal basket, and a brass bell (worth a total of $574!), and three…
  • Researchers Discover a Gene That May Dramatically Delay Aging

    Kristine Lofgren
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Kiss wrinkles, fading eyesight and crumbling knees goodbye – aging could soon become a thing of the past. Well, not quite, but biologists have discovered a gene that really could actually slow aging. Discovered while conducting studies on fruit flies, the mechanism boosts the body’s ability to houseclean the cellular trash that causes aging disorders – which could spell not only a longer life, but a healthier old age. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Researchers Discover a Gene That May Dramatically Delay Aging Permalink | Add to | digg Post…
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  • 10 Design Lessons You Can Learn From Scandinavian Interiors

    Shelley Little
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Scandinavian design is modern and minimalist with plenty of natural views. Image Source: Jeffers Design Group You may be surprised to hear that the beauty of the Scandinavian design movement wasn’t fully recognized until the 1950′s. Since then, this minimalist European design has brought acclaim to many prominent and noteworthy Scandinavian designers who have made a global mark by creating unique furnishings and housewares. While some may immediately think of the primary blue and yellow buildings of Ikea, there is so much more to Scandinavian design than this iconic chain store.
  • Modern Family Retreat With a Curving Upper Level: House Revnice

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Situated in a residential area of villas on the northern bank of Revnice above the Berounka valley in the Czech Republic, House Revnice is a modern family retreat offering a healthy lifestyle. The residence- envisioned by Jarousek.Rochová.Architekti- is composed of a lower level embedded into a green garden and an upper volume which seems independent from certain viewing point. For privacy reasons, the street facade is relatively closed, while the southern part the house opens into the greenery of the garden and makes use of an intimate terrace. According to the architects, the residence…
  • Adjustable Wooden Desk Meant to Improve Posture and Efficiency: LIFT

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Do you remember this height-adjustable desk that was featured on Freshome a while back? It seems that working while standing gains more and more popularity, as people are facing the dangers of sitting on a chair for hours in a row. Clearly, the lack of inactivity leads to various health hazards and it is believed that standing up may partially fix the problem. LIFT is the newest adjustable smart desk on the market, promising to improve posture and efficiency. Envisioned by the creative team at iSkelter, it features a sleek wooden design, making it easy adaptable to a variety of interiors. The…
  • Two Stacked Perpendicular Volumes Defining Modern LK House in Austria

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    A play of two volumes stacked one on top of the other was the design proposal forwarded by Dietrich Untertrifaller Architects for LK House in the town of Hard, Austria. The “boxes” are partially wrapped in concrete, a rough material contrasting the extensive glazing and wooden shading panels. A feeling of lightness is unleashed throughout the residence, despite its imposing exterior. The architectural solution offers a chance for the inhabitants to enjoy various perspective of the surroundings without compromising in privacy. As you step inside, you will notice a powerful contrast…
  • Bold Office Design for Media Agency Showcasing an Industrial Character

    13 Sep 2014 | 4:20 am
    This is the second time i29 Interior Architects collaborates with VMX Architects, this time to develop a bold office design for MediaXplain, a media agency in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. VMX took full advantage of the powerful features of the location– with views over the old Port of Amsterdam– and implemented a completely open facade with inclined glass panels. The interior refers to the industrial origin of this area. Following the building’s skeleton with it’s raw concrete walls and open layout, i29 proposed an interior with matching materials such as rough oak wood, black surface…
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  • Captivating Sound Sculptures by Design Icon Harry Bertoia

    Diana Budds
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Captivating Sound Sculptures by Design Icon Harry Bertoia Written by  Diana Budds September 12, 2014Harry Bertoia's Sonambient sound sculptures create an all-encompassing experience that appeals to the visual, aural, and tactile senses. "It becomes an entire physical experience," says his daughter, Celia Bertoia. Start Slideshow After his successful chair designs for Knoll, Harry Bertoia dedicated his time to artistic pursuits. One of his ongoing projects was a series of kinetic sculptures consisting of metal rods, which he began in the 1960s. When the rods strike one another, they…
  • Modern Lake House in Missouri

    William Lamb
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Modern Lake House in Missouri Written by  William Lamb September 12, 2014Nautical nods ground a weekend retreat in its surroundings on the shores of Table Rock Lake. The house that Dake-Wells Architecture designed for Cory and Kerry Watts in the Ozarks in southwestern Missouri is defined by subtle nods to its lakeside setting, such as an elevated wooden plank that carries visitors over a bed of river rock to the north entrance. Image courtesy of Gayle Babcock, Architectural Imageworks LLC. In 2009, Cory and Kerry Watts approached Dake-Wells Architecture to redesign the offices of their…
  • Modern Renovation of the South African Embassy in D.C.
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Modern Renovation of the South African Embassy in D.C. Written by  Allie Weiss September 12, 2014Davis Brody Bond—a firm responsible for a number of prestigious cultural building projects, including the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the forthcoming Frick Collection expansion in New York—recently completed a subtle but tasteful renovation of the South African Embassy in Washington D.C. The remodel updates two existing buildings with green features, joining them together with a three-story glass atrium. Start Slideshow The new structure joins and modernizes the existing Ambassador’s…
  • Shop the Look: Perforated Furniture

    Kelsey Keith
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Shop the Look: Perforated Furniture Written by  Kelsey Keith September 12, 2014Embrace negative space with these seven furniture and lighting picks that pack a punch (out). And for more perforated metal, see our roundup of cut-out architecture. Start Slideshow Acacaio lounge by Max Lipsey for Cappellini, $4,770 cappellini.itInstead of an overstuffed upholstered armchair, consider Eindhoven-based American designer Max Lipsey's riff on a racing bicycle frame: a seat in perforated leather and metal.  Start Slideshow
  • 10 Things to See at the London Design Festival 2014

    Patrick Sisson
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    10 Things to See at the London Design Festival 2014 Written by  Patrick Sisson September 12, 2014Our picks for the must-see showcases, installations, and more at one of the fall's blockbuster design fairs. The Wish List at the Victoria and Albert Museum (September 13-21)Consider it a fringe benefit of being part of the design cognoscenti. This quirky group exhibition, sponsored by Benchmark and the American Hardwood Export Council, asked famous designers and architects such as Zaha Hadid and Paul Smith to put in a request for a personal object, which would then be created by an…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Soba Cable Director from Bluelounge

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Most of us would like to ignore the unfortunate mess of cords lurking underneath and around our desks. It’s understandable, as organizing it all seems like such a pain. However, once you take a look at the Soba from Bluelounge, you might actually look forward to organizing those cords. Skeptical? Don’t be. The flexible tube portion has a ‘Vortex zipper’ that allows you to easily open and route cables through from one end to the other. Bundle up to three cords in the tubing and use the mounting clips to keep it all in place. Easy, right? Take a look at the video below…
  • ZZZ Stool

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Another piece from Ethnicraft’s Universo Positivo collection? You got it, and it certainly won’t put you to sleep. When a room has to function in multiple ways, it’s best to choose pieces that are robust and versatile. This ZZZ Stool is made from powder coated steel and may also function as a side table, which checks off both boxes. One would assume it would be safe outdoors as well. Available in yellow, traffic grey, agate grey, and white lacquered metal. Designed by Lara & Jan for Universo Positivo by Ethnicraft. Made in Belgium. Materials: Powder Coated Steel…
  • Chopping Board Set

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    When you’re out on an adventure, there’s no reason to do without decent kitchen tools. This medium sized chopping board folds up and stores a knife inside, allowing you to prepare foods with ease on your picnic or day trip. Does that mean there’s no need for soggy sandwiches? Yes, indeed. Material Board: Natural Wood, Stainless Steel, Rubber. Knife: Hycarbon Vanadium Stainless Steel, Black Laminated Wood Weight: 16.6 oz (470g) Dimensions: L 10.2″ W 7.9″ H 1.4″ (256*200mm) Size Stowed: 10 1/8″x3 7/8″x1 3/8″ (256*100*34mm)
  • Friday Links

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Outlet in a converted book. Yea or nay? Better Band-Aid Paper mache “creature masks” by London based artist Abigail Brown (you can buy them on her site). Who Made That Windshield Wiper? This is not a bad DIY Flush Mount Light Fixture, if you’re into gold. (I am.) Garbage-Filled Cave Bought for €1 is France’s Cutest Airbnb Ick. Acer’s Selfie Hat Nice digs priced at $22 mil, if you’re interested. You’d be able to brag that Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick were the previous occupants. Infographic: The Insane Popularity Of CrossFit, Visualized
  • Cone

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Cone portable speaker learns what music you like, and how and when you want to listen. Use voice commands to find music, podcasts, and radio stations, or just turn the dial to play or skip to another song. It has a 3″ woofer on board, dual tweeters, and a 20w amplifier to keep your audio experience pristine. And did I mention that it looks appropriately sleek? It’s easy on the eyes, that’s for sure. -Built-in rechargeable Li-Ion battery with 8 hours of playback -802.11 a/b/g/n wi-fi, dual-band 2.4 & 5 GHz -3 in woofer plus dual tweeter design for natural stereo…
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  • Minimalist Wind Chimes: Two-Piece Musical Decorations

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Wind chimes can be a lovely addition to any home, and although they come in hundreds of shapes and sizes they are more or less all the same. Pieces of wood or metal hang from a central core, tap against one another, and create lovely sounds. Kouichi Okamoto of Kyouei Designs has redesigned the wind chime as a beautifully minimal work of art. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modern Doorbell: Wired Musical Chimes Play Digital Tunes Simple Patio Table Tweak Keeps Plates Put, Even in the Wind Breeze-Shaped Building: Wind Rotates Floors, Makes Power…
  • Coffee in the Clouds: Dining Set Perches on Pitched Roofs

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
      Lithuanian designer Aine Bunikyté uses the unique pitched roofs of historic homes to create furniture that is halfway between dreams and reality. Her Pitched Roof Furniture set is a rooftop dining experience that is definitely not for the faint of heart. The modest dining set is quite lovely and retro-chic with its silver frames and translucent amber surfaces. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: ‘Formed’ Wood Furniture: Dining Table & Curved-Chair Set Transforming Tables: Convert Coffee to Dining Surfaces Small Space, Big…
  • Relaxation to Go: Tiny House on Wheels Has a Built-In Hot Tub

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you think you have to give up luxuries to live in a tiny house, you're (mostly) right - unless you happen to purchase a tiny mobile house with its very own built-in hot tub on the back deck. For Tiny Wood Homes in Warwickshire, England, the combo was a natural, since the company builds both compact custom abodes and wooden hot tubs. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modern, Mortgage-Free Tiny House Built for Just $33K The DIY Tiny House Built and Occupied by a Family of 4 Tiny Living on Wheels: Impossibly Small 32-Sq Ft Cabin Mini-Luxury Living:…
  • Two Bedrooms, 16-Car-Garage: This Home is Basically a Car Gallery

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    If you could fill a sizable $4 million house with anything that makes you happy, what would you choose? The owners of this West Bellevue House in Washington certainly figured out what their own priorities are: housing and admiring sixteen cars in a central garage that basically acts as a gallery space, with the actual living spaces seeming almost like an afterthought. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Home Opener: Huge Garage Door Hides Whole Plane Hangar Old Garage Converted into Urban Home Light Industrial: Bright Modern Home in a Boxy Gray Garage…
  • Wearable Furniture: Chair Pad Doubles as a Warm Vest

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Fashion and furniture design intersect with a chair cushion that unzips from the frame to turn into a wearable clothing item. The 'Dress Me Up Chair' by Magda Pawlas is a simple steel wireframe seat covered in a water-resistant quilted pad that can be adapted in various ways or removed altogether to make the sitter more comfortable. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Optical Illusion Furniture: Creepy Shadow Chair Design Cocoon Chair: Duvet + Lounger Combo Looks Cozy & Warm Self-Snuggle Seat: Integrated-Blanket Chair to Keep Warm DIY Garden…
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  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E5 - "The Rent" plus, visiting a wattle house

    Linda Merrill
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    In this week's episode, our heroine Claire is taken on the road with a pack of MacKenzie men to collect the rents from outlying tenant farmers who hadn't been able to make it to The Gathering at Castle Leoch. War Chieftan Dougal figures it would be good to have a healer along and Claire sees it as an opportunity to get out of the castle and perhaps closer to the standing stones and maybe even back to the 20th century.At one of the stops, Claire finds a group of women who are singing a working song which aids in the rhythm (and helps pass the time, no doubt) while they prepare a large piece of…
  • Boston Magazine Dream Home 2014

    Linda Merrill
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    The 2014 Boston Magazine Dream Home will be open for public tours starting on September 10th. For the last ten years, the magazine has been teaming with a local builder, architect, designer and a charity to build a house that focuses on a specific kind of living style. This year's house, located in Salisbury, MA, is a single family house that feature's "net-zero" energy living.The design/build team this year is Ridgeview Construction, Kaplan Thompson Architects, and the design coordinator is Lisa Wasserman Sivan. Boston Children's Hospital is the non-profit beneficiary.The roof on the back of…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E4 The Gathering, and scenic insider

    Linda Merrill
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    This week's installment of Starz TV's production of Outlander brings us the famous "Gathering" of the Clan MacKenzie where all the men under laird Colum MacKenzie come to the castle to swear their oath of fidelity to him and to the clan (and to pay their rents and proceeds from the farms they tend). The event is filled with filial love and furor and a kind of patriotism, though not as much to the State as to the clan. Colum (subtly played by Gary Lewis) is the top guy, but he suffers from Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome and while he can walk, does so very slowly and is depicted as always being…
  • Nook Cottage: Hanging Art

    Linda Merrill
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    As I'm waiting for my sofa and dining table to be delivered next week (finally!) I've started planning in ernest where I'll be hanging my art. I have between 25-30 pieces ranging from fairly large (30x40) to teeny (5x5). Half of my collection just came out of my parent's house including several watercolors by my late aunt Bette Wasserboehr, who was a noted New England water colorist, teacher, gallery owner and mentor to many painters. There is no real theme to what I have. I like photography so I have several framed photographs, some I've taken, other's by better photographers! I have a lot…
  • One man's trash...

    Linda Merrill
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Ok, so you're immediately thinking this is a post about flea marketing or attic diving, and yet, it's not. One man's trash is a reason to build a trash bin. That man, you ask? My dad.Many years ago, my Dad built the trash bin you see in the above pic that's at the end of the kitchen peninsula. Rather than tuck it under the sink, which is most common, this bin was used for standard, non-garbage, trash. I think he made it from a kit sometime in the late 70's/early 80's, and it resembles an antique grain bin.Similar to this found on Ruby Lane. Isn't the color spectacular?Or this, on Live…
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    Decorating Diva

  • Hypnosis + Decorating = A Fantastically Fun IKEA Experiment with Time Travel

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    It’s no big secret that the mere thought of home decorating can send some people into a series of nervous convulsions. That fear of decorating can...The post Hypnosis + Decorating = A Fantastically Fun IKEA Experiment with Time Travel appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Design Dreaming: A Paris Apartment in the Artsy Enclave of Montmartre.

    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

    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

    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

    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.
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    Material Girls Blog

  • Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Recap

    14 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Last month I attended the 4th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, a four day long event featuring different tasting events & venues. The event represents major chefs and vineyards, along with sampling unique and flavorful foods. I had the opportunity to attend a champagne and caviar event at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills along with two of the Lexus Grand Tasting events in downtown LA. The rooftop setting for the champagne and caviar event held at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel. Attending the champagne and caviar event on a really gorgeous summer evening.
  • White after Labor Day?…”YES!” I say….

    13 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
     Who said you can’t wear white after Labor Day (other than my mother!)? Well, I’ve never been one to follow the “fashion” rules and I tend to make up my own design rules too. As much as I love bright colors like orange and turquoise, I equally love a nice crisp white palette. I like to use white as a statement in and of itself. When I use white, it’s usually all white. I like white to stand on its own instead of being used as a canvas. It has so much more to say! White is an amazing way to showcase architecture.  I use white to unify unrelated spaces and to lift…
  • Thermador Chef for a Day!

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Happy September! Can you even believe it?! I’ve been reflecting on my whirlwind summer, full of lots of travel and work=fun. In July, I was delighted to attend Thermador and Traditional Home’s 2nd Annual “Great Kitchen Getaway” event in sunny + beachy Southern California. I was joined by  a fabulous team of designers and lifestyle bloggers from across the country; Dana Wolter, Nancy and Eric Dalton, Karen Williams, Lisa Mende, Beth Le Manach, Jennifer Markanich, Karin Edwards, Kelly Morriseau and Courtney Price. We hung out at the Thermador Experience & Design…
  • Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    This year marks the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival taking place here in Los Angeles. Events kick off now and through the weekend. I am looking forward to attending some of the city wide events over the next few days including a champagne and caviar event rooftop at the chic L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills along with the Lexus Grand Tasting Event in Downtown LA. For all the festival highlights, you can follow LA Food & Wine: Facebook Twitter  Instagram Pinterest and #lafw You can follow me too! Instagram and Twitter
  • Trendspotting in Spain..Aged objects become modern art!

    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.
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  • A Clubhouse for Creatives: The Rose Hotel in Venice

    Julie Carlson
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Brooklyn-based British fashion photographer Glen Luchford first visited Venice Beach in 1993 to photograph Dennis Hopper and fell in love with the grittiness of the neighborhood (it reminded him of Brighton, England, his hometown, he says). With his newly opened Rose Hotel, located on Rose Avenue near Abbot Kinney, Luchford has created a place to stay when he's in town with his crew: a low-key spot near the beach, nothing fancy. Working with his partner, Doug Bruce, he bought a down-at-the-heels property last spring and embarked on a whirlwind rehab, enlisting his friend Katerina Tana to help…
  • Eileen Fisher Icons Collection Giveaway

    Remodelista Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
      Eileen Fisher, the company synonymous with simple clothes and beautiful fabrics, is turning 30. To mark this milestone, the brand is launching the Icons Collection, a re-creation of six classic pieces from the Eileen Fisher archives, remastered with a modern twist. View the collection below and join the celebration by entering for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree at Eileen Fisher. Which Icon Are You? Find the answer by taking the Eileen Fisher Style Quiz between now and September 30, and you'll be automatically entered to win a $1,000 Eileen Fisher gift…
  • Editors' Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture

    Dalilah Arja
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here at Remodelista we've participated in our share of eBay auctions. We've also have been known to obsessively check the local Craigslist listings for that Eames lounge or set of bentwood chairs at an amazing price. But eBay and Craigslist are just the start.  To celebrate our week of Style on a Budget, we're sharing our favorite sources for affordable vintage and used furniture. True, bargain shopping requires stamina—all treasure hunts do— but it's not only more affordable but better for the planet to buy secondhand goods than brand-new. Word of advice: Most sites allow you the…
  • Calm and Collected: At Home with the Duo Behind Aesthetic Movement

    Margot Guralnick
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    How to live cost-consciously—and exceptionally well—in NYC? Creative consultants and product developers Jesse James and Kostas (Gus) Anagnopoulos solved the riddle for themselves and their daughter, Olympia, by leaving Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for Jackson Heights, Queens, a melting-pot neighborhood best known for its Indian restaurants and markets. Mysteriously less celebrated are the area's grand, historic apartment buildings: the one that the family settled in is a landmarked, 1924 Tuscan-style garden complex that has griffins standing guard over its gates. Inside the family's "classic…
  • Table of Contents: Style on a Budget

    Remodelista Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Here at Remodelista, we take a high/low approach to design and remodeling: Splurge here, save there. Now that it's fall, the desire to tear up our rooms has hit us yet again. And so we're delving into cost-conscious solutions this week. Join us for a celebration of standout design and remodeling ideas that are irresistibly affordable.  Above: Corinne Gilbert's doorknob alternative with a bell. See her French bohemian Brooklyn townhouse in Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista. Monday Above: Some of the best finds for our…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Vote: New Entries for Monday 9.15.14 — Room for Color Contest

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Which room is coloring your world? Room for Color entries are pouring in and all those room owners want to be one of your favorites so they can move on to the finals. Remember, you can "favorite" as many rooms as you like during this round, so dive right in and find all the ones you like! Light: George's "Soft Modern Mix" Room Dark: Brynne's "Deep, Rich & Colorful" Room Warm: Sue's "Pink & Red Pom Pom" Room Cool: Andrea's "Vintage Jewel Tones" Room Dark: Paige's "Mount Etna's Travels" Roo READ MORE »
  • Paige's "Mount Etna's Travels" Room — Room for Color 2014

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Paige Location: Denton, TX Division: Dark Inspiration for my palette: We wanted a dark color to create a peaceful sleep cave that induced rest. Initially we considered other deep neutral grey options but decided to go with this beautiful inky shade. READ MORE »
  • Zappos "Debuts" Mobile-Ready Pants — Design News

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    While everyone was oohing and ahhing over the newest releases from Apple last week, Zappos was putting together a hilarious ad for a faux product that accommodates your new giant phone: the mobile-ready pants. Since the new phones are hardly pocket-friendly, the Zappos team have added sizable storage to the bib of the pants, and even a little pouch for headphones. READ MORE »
  • Add a Little Texture to Your Kitchen with Penny Tiles

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    You're probably used to seeing penny tile in the bathroom — but what about in the kitchen? These tiny tiles are a great way to shake up your look, and add a little texture and pattern to your kitchen. Read on for some of our favorite examples. READ MORE »
  • Squeee! Look at This Panda Toast Trend — The Kitchn

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    From The Kitchn → What's the Deal with This Toast Shaped Like a Panda? READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • (Re)Introducing the Spanner Lounge Chair With Arms

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    We are so pleased to announce that we are carrying The Spanner Lounge Chair with Arms at Design Public. Originally created in 1950 by Russell Spanner (1916-1974), the award-winning chair has been out of production for more than 50 years. Gus*Design Group worked in collaboration with the Spanner family to revive this iconic chair, meticulously matching the materials, construction and details to the original chair. The frame is constructed of  solid birch and curved birch plywood and the seat is 100% cotton woven strapping. During the design collaboration with the Spanner family, Gus*Design…
  • Save 15% on Loll Designs Through September
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    The great thing about September is that it will give us some of the nicest days of the year and is also a good month for scooping up outdoor furniture at a discount. Through September 30, 2014, save 15% on Loll Designs. Loll Designs is a company that celebrates mid-century modern classics as well as contemporary style, adding twists like an unexpected line, bold bright colors and always a big old dollop of playfulness. Get the fire cracking with Loll’s Fire Ring Set. One of the best things about Loll Designs’ furniture is that while it’s durable enough to stand up to the…
  • Labor Day Sale: Don’t Miss the Chance to Save!

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    In case you’re not on our email list, you should know, we’re having a big fat … (a few pesky little exemptions apply) You have through midnight, EST on Labor Day 2014 (that’s September 1st to those of you who are having a little too much fun to keep track this weekend) to save 15% on almost everything at Design Public. I am using this uncharacteristically big font so that you don’t miss out. So have a fun browse now, go toast up some s’mores, catch some fireworks, sleep on it and order up your goods tomorrow. Just use the coupon code LABORDAY14 during…
  • California Boho Goes Pro in this Santa Monica Office

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    TV production developer Ashley Stern needed to set up a Los Angeles outpost for her Paris-based company —quickly and on a limited budget. The space her real estate agent and interior designer Veerta Motiani helped her choose had plenty of pluses. It was around the corner from Santa Monica’s Main Street, it had wonderful high ceilings and industrial style, the building was new with a gorgeous lobby and roof-deck ocean views, and the price was right. However, the long narrow space posed some design challenges. It didn’t get a great amount of natural light, the ceilings were a little too…
  • Last Chance To Save 20% Off Gus*Modern Upholstered Pieces
    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…
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Dilemma: Top Five Tips on Decorating a Tiny Living Room

    9 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Contemporary Living Room by Burlington Interior Designers & Decorators Cynthia Taylor-Luce Designing any kind of small space can be challenging, but living rooms come with extra challenges. For one, it’s often the first area of your home that you and guests see. It needs to accommodate down time if it serves as your family room, but it’s also got to accommodate your book club, sewing circle or poker night. It may even need, from time to time, to accommodate overnight guests. There are few areas of our homes pressed into service on so many fronts, but, as the reception area of…
  • Scandinavian Design Inside and Out

    Susan Kraemer
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    K M Architektur with offices in Austria, Germany and Switzerland designed this charming woodclad home with a very Scandinavian touch in Weinfelden, Thurgau, Switzerland. The house is clad in locally harvested natural white pine, arranged in a crisscross pattern reminiscent of a quilt. The master bedroom is a study of simplicity wrapped in white pine the cantilevered bed platform and headboard wall niche. The wood cladding continues inside and out, creating a seamless transition between the interior and exterior of the house. Although the house itself is quite narrow – the deck outside…
  • A Dramatic Black House for Viewing a Desert Landscape

    Susan Kraemer
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    When viewing California’s Joshua Tree National Park through the black entry courtyard of this house the colors are enhanced. In the Black Desert House by by Marc Atlan and Oller & Pejic, somehow the black makes the desert all the brighter by contrast. Inside, in the living room, brilliant reds, fuchsias and oranges complete the golds of the desert and the blue of the sky. A pair of Louis VIII chairs add an wry touch of pompousness that is amusingly out of place with the raw power of nature at its most elemental. The jagged modernity of the stark black house itself is more of a…
  • Tropical Ease and Sophistication in a Singapore Garden Villa

    Susan Kraemer
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Here is one of two identical houses built for a client’s teenage sons and their future families in Singapore. The new house is on a very narrow lot next to the existing home from Aamer Architects. A glamorous rooftop pool tops the narrow house that very nearly fills the lot. A zigzag floor plan allows windows on three sides – making the house seem much more open than the narrow plot really is. Ceiling height french doors completely open the wall to the lush garden outside. The many very tall thin french doors create the feeling of a tropical conservatory. The zigzag floor plan…
  • Design Dilemma: Eclectic Small Space Living with a Euro Twist

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    Eclectic Living Room by Amsterdam Media & Bloggers Louise de Miranda   In July, we visited the apartment of interior designer Robert Holgate, who impressed us with his eclectic, layered style artfully laid out in 600 square feet. This week, we decided to visit an apartment of a similar square footage, also eclectic, but more “Euro/Scandy” style. That is, it’s eclectic and visually rich, but also pared down, and of course, white. This week’s small space belongs to Kees de Zwart, 53-year-old financial service employee who lives in a 549-square-foot Amsterdam…
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  • Kristina Dam

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Walking the line between art and functional design is Kristina Dam. Her interior collection is just breath taking, integrating pieces of art into living spaces seamlessly. One great example is the mirror mirror. Use it as a mirror by flipping the center piece from side to side or as in art piece. Beautiful either way.  Another outstanding piece is the magazine rack. The simple yet functional design allows you to both store magazines and hold a cup of coffee or your bowl of morning yoghurt. The use of marble and wood is also a home run. View her entire interior collection here, as well as…
  • Somethings I liked this week

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Holly's Blog Boss social media online class is now enrolling! Have you signed up? The Bloesem store has been included on this list of 50 alternative things to do in Singapore. Food imagination with M&S Have you seen our Bloesem store make over? Rubyellen's beautiul floral wreaths at the Misha Lulu art show Cactus leaves as decor. Marble is definitely the pattern of the moment.. this tote is amazing Geology of shoes A beautiful Japanese store interior As a wearer of eye glasses myself, Faces by the Satorialist is true eye candy!  Love the "My Better Half" series on…
  • Coisa for the cold

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    It's that time of the year, and it's getting chilly fast! (For most of the world that is.. Singapore not so much though it starts raining non-stop). These scarves from Coisa are the perfect accessory for the cold weather. Knitted with exclusive yarns from Italy, all Coisa's scarves come in a very limited quantity. We have one of the scarves from Coisa's previous collection and oh, how soft it is! Cosy and chic, perfect for that time of the year when you're all bundled up you can barely see anything else you put on under that coat.  .. Coisa
  • We are ....??? Condé Nast Traveler

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    If you have heard from my instagram or on twitter, you may have found out that recently there was some very exciting news! Bloesem has become part of the Condé Nast Traveler family. I have become a contributor to this amazing travel website and I could not be more thrilled.  Have a look here for the first 3 posts that has gone up on the site, the first about travel books, the second a guide to Tokyo and thirdly, a post about the rich colours of Kuala Lumpur.  If you are a photographer or blogger and would like to collaborate with us on creating interesting travel posts, do drop us…
  • Bloesem Gazette Volume 2

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    Finally it's here: Volume 2 of the Bloesem Gazette! And this time we wanted to let our international readers enjoy it too, so of course we had to have a Bloesem e-Gazette. Don't think we have forgotten about our friends overseas for a second. You will be able to find a download link at the end of this post with the E-Gazette that is fully click-able with links to all the goodies we have loaded this issue with. With a focus on sweetness, everything sweet in life, this issue of the gazette is packed with travel, food, gift ideas and much more! We hope you grab a copy on download it…
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    2Modern Blog

  • A Letterpress Font for 3D Printers (2Modern)
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    With 3D printing being all the rage, don’t blame London’s New North Press for wanting a piece of the action. In an attempt to bridge the gap between mankind’s original printing technology—letterpress printing—and its most novel—3D printing—the letterpress print studio has added to its vast library of fonts a font that works on a traditional letterpress as easily as it does on a 3D printer. Designed by the type designers A2-Type, and fabricated by model makers Chalk Studios, the A23D font, and the project that brought it to fruition, is the subject of a…
  • London Design Festival: TIBU Stool by Anderssen & Voll (2Modern)
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Oslo based design studio Anderssen & Voll have created a new stool for Italian brand Magis, which pays homage to the company’s famous 1997 Bombo stool by Stefano Giovannoni. Anderssen & Voll’s TUBU barstool, on view at this week’s London Design Festival, borrows Bombo’s novel gas-powered technology, whereby an internal gas piston allows the height of the seat to be adjusted. TIBU’s considerably more reductive design—a linear vertical stem, bookended by circular seat and base—is comprised of tubular steel, while the soft seat, covered in Kvadrat…
  • New at 2Modern: Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper (2Modern)
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Andy Warhol—who embraced many things and objected to very little—would have, no doubt, been thrilled with Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper, a tribute to the artist created by the Brooklyn-based wallpaper studio Flavor Paper. With the blessing of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Flavor Paper has applied some of Warhol’s most famous iconography to a range of striking wall coverings, making accessible to a whole new generation of design enthusiasts the vivid, repetitious images for which the artist remains famous. The most recognizable of the motifs in the collection is…
  • Modscape’s Vertigo-Inducing Cliff House (2Modern)
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Let’s call it an…edgy…concept. Australian prefab manufacturers Modscape have conceived of a structure that resides on the edge of a cliff, high above the ocean in the coastal state of Victoria. Designed, presumably, for daredevils grown bored with living on plain old solid ground, the obviously-named Cliff House is likened by Modscape to barnacles, an inextricable extension of the environment’s natural topography. Vertical and glass-clad (to take in those heart-stopping views, you see) Cliff House will, in theory, be anchored to the cliff by steel pins driven…
  • Apple Finally Unveils Apple Watch (2Modern)
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Rumors of Apple’s smart watch design turned out to be not one bit exaggerated when Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the company’s Apple Watch yesterday, lifting the veil on yet another Apple device intended to alter life as we know it—and far be it from us to argue with him. Slated to hit stores in early 2015, Apple’s media blitz came, as usual, with tantalizing wrist-centric possibilities, outlined in a long, painfully dramatic video demo from the company’s design guru Jony Ive. A custom-designed chip essentially makes possible a wrist computer, complete with…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • 7 Easy Ways to Add Character to a Bland Apartment

    Michael Landfair
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    The upside of renting is that you’re not responsible if anything goes wrong.  Dishwasher breaks? Call the landlord.  AC not working?  Call the landlord.  It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?The downside, however, is that you’re pretty limited when it comes to making aesthetic improvements that make the place feel like it embodies your design style.  You don’t own it, so you can’t change it.But that doesn’t mean your hands are tied.  There are several easy and affordable ways to upgrade a bland apartment without breaking the terms of your lease or risking…
  • Designing An Office That Is Truly Efficient

    Michael Landfair
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Your business does not have unlimited space in its office, and you may move to a new office that is still not unlimited. You need to make smart decisions that will save space in the office while making the office look impressive at the same time. You might not have thought that sliding door hardware would be impressive, you can utilize your space in untold ways with just one major change.

The Office Layout

The way you set up your office is up to you. You can place all the management offices around the perimeter of the space, and your employees can have cubicles in the center. Your…
  • Depave Movement: from parking lots to paradise

    Michael Landfair
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Portland,OR depave movement: from parking lots to paradise
  • Some Still Like Tubs

    Michael Landfair
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    I thought the tub was over for adults. In fact, we've thought about taking out the tub and replacing it with a walk in tile shower big enough for two. Now according to Breathe Modern, it looks like freestanding tubs are in. Take a look at these:Rexa_Design_Unico_Egg_1Madera wood bathtub by WS Bath Collections
  • Fall 2014 Home Decor: An ensemble production

    Michael Landfair
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Beth Kushnick, set decorator for CBS' "The Good Wife," has created her own furnishings line, which debuts this fall." She has some interesting opinions on what we will be seeing this fall season in home decor.Los Angeles-based designer Trip Haenisch also chips in with her ideas for fall. All this in the article by the AP. tophomedesignz.blogspot.comThe surprise? "Midcentury modern takes the lead this fall and winter. Accent chairs are armless or lower-profile, and furniture has either a California-chic or Danish-modern vibe."
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  • Milieu Magazine–The Fall 2014 Issue

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:22 pm
      The new issue of Milieu Magazine is now available at newsstands and online, digitally.   This issue is a celebration of their First Anniversary!  Hard to believe, it’s already been a year since the magazine launched. As usual, Milieu is full of eye candy.  The cover alone is so gorgeous – it’s perfection.  I especially love the white roses in a contemporary glass vase set on a classic silver tray!  So simple, yet so beautiful.  Usually the Southern Look is roses in a confit pot, but here the crystal looks so fresh --- love it and want to copy…
  • A Veranda Photoshoot–Six Years Later

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
      In 2008, Veranda magazine highlighted this fabulous Malibu house overlooking Zuma Beach.  It was designed by blogging favorite architect Stephen Giannetti of Velvet and Linen fame and the interiors were done by the great interior decorator Madeline Stuart.  The house has long been an internet and pinterest favorite – due to its soothing and casual interiors and its South of France vibe that Giannetti is so perfect at.   Add to this the romance of it also being a horse farm with stables and trails that wind throughout the property.   And there is the view…

    3 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
      I am so thrilled to announce a new giveaway – a set of pumpkins from the LoveFeast Shop!  Do you see them?  I styled the pumpkins on top of a capital on my breakfront.   I had just recently accessorized the breakfront after I took away the TV that we never watched.  The pumpkins added the perfect touch!   Here they are a bit closer – notice that the fabric is new.  It’s not velvet, instead it’s this beautiful silver linen in a mix of subtle shades.   And here is a closeup:  A set of six pumpkins- these are easily dressed up or…
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  • Updating White Kitchens

    Jane F
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Four years ago, I observed that the all white kitchens trend was over. Looking back, that was the beginning of the end. Today, the white kitchen — often amusingly referred to as “the one true kitchen” — has been copied to death. Apart from light fixtures or other details, it’s often difficult to tell white kitchens from one another. In concept, they are very lovely but the look has become formulaic. The all-white kitchen [top] is typical of the genre as it has milk-color Shaker style cabinets with Victorian brackets and feet, and upper cabinets with glass doors. Another hallmark is…
  • Hallway Picture Walls

    Jane F
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    “Think of hallways as palate cleansers — the sorbet that’s served before diving in to the next course.” — Barry Dixon. The concept of keeping things neutral in a hallway doesn’t mean bland or lacking in personality. Hallways say a great deal about the taste and creativity at work in a house. Few are so grand they need to make a statement — usually that’s reserved for the living room. However, an entry, landing,  stairwell or other hall tend to be highly original when family photos or special collections are displayed. Personalizing hallway picture walls can…
  • Exotic Sink Faucets

    Jane F
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Elaborate, unusual faucets are like pieces of art — or jewelry for your sink. My idea of Turkish delight has nothing to do with candy, unless it’s eye candy — like the incredibly exotic sink faucet in a basin lined with stylized tulip Iznik tiles. Embellished, handcrafted, and clearly made of brass, the faucets are Turkish. I’ve been saving the photo because it’s so unusual (at least here in the US) as well as beautiful. This is likely a travel photo. But during the late 19th century, Middle Eastern themes and motifs appeared all across the decorative arts — from oil paintings…
  • Long Barn Gardens

    Jane F
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    In England, a historic home distinguished by its 20th century garden designers, has been taken on by a new generation. From 1915 to 1930, British diplomat Harold Nicolson and his wife, the poet and writer Vita Sackville-West, lived on an eight acre property in Sevenoaks Weald, Kent, known as Long Barn. Sackville-West, who may be the most famous and revered gardener of the 20th century, also wrote an influential weekly gardening column for The Observer newspaper at the time. But when it came to creating gardens, the couple worked as a team. And while they are best known for the monumental…
  • Contemporary Bathroom Fireplaces

    Jane F
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Technology is changing many things in our homes. That also extends to the fireplace. Ours is an old-fashioned, hand-built wood burning hearth. But I’m fascinated by sleek, contemporary gas fireplaces I’ve seen on TV — notably on ABC’s Castle — and in magazines. These come in a variety of shapes and widths and can be placed in non-traditional spaces — like the center of a wall. Most impressive is a contemporary bathroom fireplace installed between the bedroom and bath, or in a wall over a bathtub. Because the bathroom remains such an unusual location, a fireplace will…
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    Young House Love

  • Feeeeeelings

    Sherry Petersik
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    This post was 3,000 words long. They all felt overly complicated and heavy and weird. I clicked delete. Then I just typed what we’re really feeling, complete with things we’ve never said out loud and even a few things we’ve never fully admitted to ourselves before. The truth is that we love you guys. Like for real. Even for the tough love. We know you say it because you care (or hopefully you did at some point), and we want you to know we care right back. We want to do a good job. We want to do this with joy and excitement. We want to inspire you. We know this is an…
  • Come Pet Our Tile: The Musical

    Sherry Petersik
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts so honestly over the last few days after Thursday’s post update. Please know that we’ve read every comment and are giving them lots of thought. Sometimes we get so caught up in “the response” that it’s hard to fully absorb what people are saying, really think about it, and address it in actions and not just in knee-jerk words. We aren’t glossing over things by posting this, but it gives us time to keep processing so we can be thoughtful and honest in return. In the meantime… The laundry room’s finished!
  • Fab Freebie: It’s Curtains For You

    John Petersik
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Update: We hoped to have a Thursday post for you guys but this week didn’t go as planned. So sorry! Update #2: We’d love your thoughts on this thread that popped up on this post. What are your opinions about smaller posts when we can’t write something juicy? Skip them and just own that we can’t post that day with a little update like this one, or would you rather see something small instead of nothing (like a quick organizing update, a Reader Redesign, a dilemma we’re debating, etc)? Thanks for the feedback! Curtains can make the room. And pillows, well, you can…
  • That’s My Jamb (aka: How To Hang A Door)

    John Petersik
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Hope you guys had an awesome Labor Day. We split time between family and house projects which is pretty much our sweet spot. This week is going to be especially hairy thanks to having book stuff nearly every day, but we did manage to eke out a few things to share and hope to be back to normal next week (might not be as on top of comments until then either). But back to my jamb. Or should I say my jambs? They don’t have casings yet, the leftover doorknobs will be upgraded to these backplated-versions, and one door still needs to be painted like whoa – but boy does it feel good to…
  • Chasing Waterfalls

    John Petersik
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Update: Happy Labor Day! We’ll be spending the holiday with family (and our laundry room) but we’ll be back on Tuesday with a post as usual. Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday! That’s right. You can call me T-Boz. Let’s talk about our new shelf in the laundry room, which is sporting a sweet arm band waterfall edge and some light natural stain. We deviated from our usual mocha stain choice because we were inspired by a few rooms we’ve seen with light cabinets and tile mixed with with natural wood to add some texture and warmth. Here’s a wider shot…
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  • Renee Dahl: Barbie’s BFF

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    For the NY Times piece, I had interviewed Renee Dahl. I felt the article didn’t really cover the world that IS Renee Dahl in any real way – a world devoted to Barbie – and its meaning to society as a whole (the article was about the Hamptons’ …
  • A Refuge of Natural Light

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    My first feature for the New York Times came out online today and will be in the Metro section of the New York Times tomorrow. But you can read it here by downloading it as a pdf. Here are some …
  • A Little Something For The Citiots!

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Spotted at Carvel in Bridgehampton, NY.
  • 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.
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Hold up Window Coverings With New Drapery Hardware

    Evie Sweeten
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever tried to hide your ugly drapery hardware with a ridiculous amount of fabric? Those days are over with the arrival of our all new Custom Wrought Iron 1”Traversing Drapery Hardware!  Why Update Your Drapery Hardware? We love this drapery hardware because of all the options it has to offer. Each style comes in black, pewter, rustica, and bronze to match any drapery. With nine end styles available, ranging from fleur to square cap, Custom Wrought Iron 1″ Traversing Drapery Hardware can work for any decor whether clean, modern, or vintage. This product will work well with…
  • Cellular Shades Save the Day- Real Customer Story

    Evie Sweeten
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here at we try to make things as surprisingly easy and exciting as possible for our customers. One of our customers found herself in a door dilemma in her bathroom, eventually she decided shades would work, she ordered two. After having one set of shades that wouldn’t fit, our customer, Elaine R. got to experience first hand some of our awesome customer service as we fixed the problem immediately. Here’s What She Had To Say: “Mr. Steinfeld, When thinking about anything I would change about your products or service I couldn’t think of anything. I did have to…
  • All New Solar Shades to Screen Out Light and Stares

    Evie Sweeten
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    All new Outdoor Solar Shades from help you reclaim your patio from scorching summers! These shades look great and help you control privacy and light for every part of your home.   The Outdoor Solar Shade is great because with 12 colors and 5 privacy levels, it can suit any patio. The privacy options range from 1% to 14% openness, one having the tightest weave and most private. For example, the shade above has a 5% openness.  Other upgrades for this shade include going from a chain control to a cassette valance that has a matching fabric insert. Though these shades are great…
  • [Infographic] Fabrics 101: Textiles, Fibers, Home Decor and More!

    Abigail Sawyer
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Ever wonder how fabrics are made? This infographic is your crash course in textiles. Learn all about fibers, weaves, popular patterns, and how to use them in your home!   Want to learn more? Watch our Fabrics 101 Hangout to take a deeper dive into all of these gorgeous textiles!
  • Join Our LIVE Fabrics 101 Hangout Tomorrow!

    Abigail Sawyer
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Get special deals on curtains + embrace your inner textile nerd! Join the decorators and Fabric Buyer Karin Jeske. Karin has 20+ years experience in textile merchandising and fabric design. She’ll teach about brocade, silk, linen and everything in between + when and where to use them in home décor. Watch live and you’ll get a special coupon for soft fabric window treatments!  RSVP Here!
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    The Office Stylist

  • Creating a Cool Office Space in Three Easy Steps

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    “I want a cool office space.” I hear it all the time. But, what does ‘cool’ actually mean? Everyone seems to have a different interpretation of the word. To somebody, ‘cool’ means hip and trendy. To someone else, ‘cool’ means innovative. I think I have accepted the fact that, no matter what, ‘cool’ signifies a... View full post > Related posts: Bored of your space? Re-Style your Workspace in 3 Easy Steps Brownell Travel’s Home Away from Home Office Space Cool Pencil Case
  • How to “Tailgate” Fabulously-Tips + Tricks from The Office Stylist

    The Office Stylist
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s no secret that I like to make every part of my life fabulous or chic in some way. It’s how I started my brand, I wanted my work life, day and space to look more fabulous. I noticed that everything that I do from styling an office, throwing a girls night in to Taco Tuesdays... View full post > Related posts: Summer Office Party-Easy, quick and delicious snacks {RECIPE INCLUDED} Taco Tuesdays at the Office {Recipe Included} 5 Tips & Tricks for Updating Your Office Walls!
  • Women Entrepreneur’s Club + Pinnacle Apple Pop {Recipe Included}

    The Office Stylist
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last night we had a fabulous event at WORK. and I can’t wait to share a yummy recipe with you! We’ve had a few great events since launching the new space and one of my faves was last nights Women Entrepreneur’s Club. What better way to network, meet awesome entrepreneurial women than with something as... View full post > Related posts: Cucumber Classics + the Perfect After-Hours Book-Club! (Recipe Included) Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED} CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED}
  • Office Transformation Series: Raising The Roof With Ceilume

    Sarah Weiner
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Ready for another look into the WORK. transformation series? Well, this one is a dedicated to all the ugly office ceilings out there. After this transformation, I’ve come to the conclusion that popcorn ceilings should be forbidden in the 21st century. They just aren’t attractive or design friendly. However, with the help of our fabulous... View full post > Related posts: Office Transformation Series: The Poppin. Effect The Office Stylist Purple Headquarters-something old, something new Perfectly Styled— Luxe Minimalist Office
  • Tim Mosher’s Masculine Chic Home Office Space {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    All photos courtesy of Ted Thorton. Describe the office space to us: For interior designer Lindsay Pennington, designing an office for a Los Angeles-based music composer came easily, as the client was her husband, Tim Mosher. The office is located in Laurel Canyon, just up the street from the musically rich Sunset Strip. Because the space is both... View full post > Related posts: Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Pop’s of Pink + Feminine Chic-Shannon Claire’s Home Office Space Design for Mankind’s Ultra Modern Chic Home Office
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  • CXC Simulations: For The Ultimate Man Cave!

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    What do you get the person who has everything? This question can stump even the savviest of shoppers, particularly around the holidays. The answer becomes even more challenging when the recipient has specific, luxury tastes – such as the car collector. With shows like Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” shedding light on this unique hobby, car collecting has become more visible than ever – and is rapidly expanding. Recently $422.5 million in collector cars were sold in auctions across Pebble Beach, (link:…
  • Bath to School – Get Your Bathroom in Fall Shape

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Back to school is the time of year to get a fresh start. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils and new packs of paper are great reminders to organize your home for the year ahead. Out of all the rooms that need a little love, why not start with the bathroom? An organized bathroom makes for less stressful mornings and close calls at the bus stop. Turn over a new leaf this September with these products guaranteed to enhance, organize and beautify the bath. DUNA – Sonia Marked by a sinuous wave texture, DUNA creates a relaxing ambiance. A polished stainless steel handle gently flows along the…
  • National Candy Month

    27 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Although National Candy Month is coming to a close, we’re feeling sweet, not sour. That’s because we’ve taken a trip to the candy shop to find designs certain to sweeten up any room year round. With bright colors and shapes to delight the eyes and taste buds, look no further than this colorful array of our favorite candy-inspired products. Vola faucet Arne Jacobson’s iconic faucet isn’t just a bathroom fixture – it’s a part of design history. An updated classic with 15 vibrant colors straight out of the jelly bean jar, we can’t help but feel elated at the sight of this sweet…
  • Natural Beauty

    9 Jun 2014 | 2:41 pm
      Whether animal, vegetable, or mineral, some of the greatest design inspiration comes from Mother Nature herself. Designs made from natural materials are a wonderful way to evoke nature’s serenity and grace while bringing nature’s beauty indoors. For your editorial consideration, here are some of our favorite products for the home featuring natural materials. Stone Forest | Veneto Pedestal Inspired by classic Italian design, this striking, barrel-shaped vessel is carved from single blocks of multi-color onyx. The sculpture includes a cavity in the back that can accommodate a light…
  • Iconic Brands: VOLA

    22 May 2014 | 4:44 pm
    VOLA. It’s not just a faucet; it’s a piece of design history. Possibly the most imitated faucet design on the market today, the VOLA designed by Arne Jacobsen has become a classic design symbol. Today, more than 40 years later, the iconic design is still chosen by young architects for their new buildings. Here’s a look at VOLA’s fascinating design evolution and legacy. In 1961, after winning a competition for his design of the National Bank of Denmark, Danish architect/designer Arne Jacobsen was contacted by Verner Overgaard, owner of VOLA A/S, a well established Danish company…
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Designer Sketches

    6 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    As we head into the final week of preparation for the 2014 Richmond Symphony Designer House I am thrilled with the results and can't wait to show it to you but of course it is top secret until reveal time. Here are the 3 sketches I did for the proposed rooms in the home. Number #1 choice was for the foyer: ( which I was rewarded )Sweeping curved staircase25 ft. ceilingsThe prefect place to show off our new Bridget Beari Papers - Loki and Buscemigold, grey and white were the colors of choiceplaying with over scaled items, mixing antiques and modern pieces, custom…
  • Hill and Holler Dinner with Jackson Browne

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    I've watched different dinners happen over the past year at the "roving Farm Dinner" event called Hill and Holler in Charlottesville. Not a far drive but long enough that it would take something special to get me there. This event was special enough that I pulled the trigger - Dave Mathew's Farm, Bleinheim vineyards, Environmental Working Group for the non-profit, Kyle Bailey from Birch & Barley in DC and none other than Jackson Browne for a private concert! We rented a limo and off we went! It was an interesting selection of wine, beers and ciders from both Blenheim, King…
  • Dining at Hartwood in Tulum

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    Dinner on the Beach in TulumAlthough it was hard to venture away from Casa Yakunah and the fabulous food from Antonio our chef. One afternoon we went into town for some shopping and then stopped at Hartwood. This restaurant is the brain child of Eric Werner and partner Mya from New York. I love that they picked up and left the city for Tulum. What a beautiful place! The restaurant is an open air style - no traditional kitchen here only wood stoves and prep tables. Look at this sketch May did for the concept: sketch from the selby.comHabernero pineapple…
  • 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 ……
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    15 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Listed at $13,250,000, this upper East Side New York City town house at 211 East 61st Street (between 2nd and 3rd) has it all.  5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 partial baths in 5,650 square feet... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Was on the website of fantastic French photographer Jerome Galland this morning.  Stunning photographs of interior design from Italy, Greece, France and all around the world.  I was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    To mix or not to mix?  That is the decor question...for today. Dining room chairs....gone are the days of matchy matchy sets of chairs it seems.  Adding in one or two that are different... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    COCOCOZY Fence fabric in black and white in a Pacific Palisades den (above) Style maven Delaney Todd Bagwell (DTB) sent me these photos of a Southern California home he is working on for one of his... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    So I got an email from a COCOCOZY reader the other day asking if I could feature homes that we all can afford instead of just showing the high end multi million dollar real estate listings. Well, I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business

  • ELEVATE Seminar

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    How to get and close your ideal client faster / Clearly communicate your value proposition Interior designers, get exactly what you need for your business right now with our fun, yet intensive format with Lisa Ferguson that includes a fast paced panel, breakout clusters with Gail Doby and Sarah Walker where you can ask any questions, and private mini-mentoring sessions. Gail Doby [...]
  • Fall Is In The Air!

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    By Pat Price DSU Client Services Although September 22nd is the exact date, the colors are beginning to change in the trees and foliage. We love Colorado because we have a distinct difference in our seasons. This summer has been extremely warm, but we also enjoy the fact that there is low humidity. Fall brings on a cool breeze as farmers harvest [...]
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    Simplified Bee

  • Design Trend :: Metallic Throw Pillows

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. I’ve been spotting them everywhere these days. Metallics whether that be gold, silver, bronze or copper are giving interior furnishings, fixtures and textiles the Midas touch. Shimmery throw pillows are a great way to embrace the trend without going overboard. Just like animal prints, a little metallic touch goes a long way! Here are a few chic metallic throw pillows that rose to the top of my list. Product Links: 1 // gold hong kong pillow by…
  • Friday Finds :: New Home Decor at Target

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Hello Friday! With the last few days of summer upon us, I wanted to share some fun finds to spruce up your home for fall from Target. Yes, Target. Between the new fall collection for Threshold and Nate Berkus, I’ve rounded up my five favorites. So chic and so affordable. Take a look… Product Links: 1 // Gold Task Lamp 2 // Nate Berkus Chevron Accent Rug in Ivory & Black 3 // Nate Berkus Faux Fur Stool 4 // Bar Cart in Gold 5 // Nate…
  • Five Favorites :: Fabulous Entryways

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Entryways offer us first glimpses into a home. It’s where we welcome guests and in some cases store such things as coats, purses, keys  and mail.  Entryway design takes planning if you want to it to be both beautiful and functional, so I’ve rounded up a few fabulous entryways that do both.  Loving this elegant entryway by Erin Gates Design of Elements of Style. The linen wrapped dresser with nailhead detailing is a head turner! Sarah Sherman Samuel of Smitten Studio (say that 5 times!) nails it here with modern and contemporary elements – console table, geometric mirror,…
  • Beautiful Southern California Home Tour

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    It’s a new week and I’m thrilled to be sharing a beautiful project by Corona del Mar, California-based interior designer, Ohara Davies-Gaetano. The emerging designer (recently published in Veranda) helped a family remodel and settle into their new Newport Beach home (downsizing from their previous one in Virginia). Ohara created an inviting, comfortable, yet elegant space reflective of her clients’ casual lifestyle. She also wanted a very open feeling where all areas of the house seamlessly flow into the next. Because the home was much smaller than what the owners were used…
  • 5 Favorites :: Serena & Lily Fall 2014 Collection

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.   A Simplified Bee favorite, Serena & Lily recently debuted their new fall 2014 collection. And if you haven’t seen it, you’ll need to take a peek. It’s fabulous! They have introduced several new custom upholstery pieces, tons of gorgeous lighting fixtures and decor accessories and linens in deep indigo – a personal fave. Here’s my top five picks from the collection.    1 // Carson Armchair in Ebony 2 //…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Fantastic Apartment

    Trudy Crane
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    I have talked about the site Fantastic Frank before and how they feature the most fabulous apartments for sale. They style and photograph each home so well and make it so appealing I want to buy them all! When selling your home it is so important to style to sell. Remember to remove personal items like photos and such. Keep the tones neutral and easy for someone to see their furniture in the space. If you have too much furniture think about renting a storage unit for a couple of months so you are not crowding your current want potential buyers to see the space and too much…
  • Simplicity Defined

    Trudy Crane
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Fall is around the corner (nnnnoooooooo!!!) and fashion is on our minds these days as we start to dress with more layers. I still like to keep it simple in fashion, a little classic with a bit of style and in decor the same always works....especially when it comes to tones of white fashion and white decor....Let me know what you will be wearing and decorating this fall! Enjoy! Trudy xx via:Found on, Found on, Found on, Found on, Found on
  • Interiors: Glass Walls

    Trudy Crane
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    If I was building a home today especially a condo or loft I would try to incorporate a glass wall. These are really brilliant don't you think? They let the light come through but block some of the noise and more importantly they add an element of design that is very chic. I think it would be great for a can see the action but your guests don't have to hear the noise you are making in the kitchen..the fan...the dishwasher etc...I especially love the black metal or the rough steel. Gorgeous! Enjoy! Trudy xx via:Found on, Found on, Found on,…
  • Inspiration in White: Pretty Workspace

    Trudy Crane
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Some pretty pins to start the week. Loving these workspaces that have wonderful storage...some of it from Ikea no less. Very feminine with lots of inspiration boards and books with files and businessy things tucked away. I also like the tables with the sawhorse legs which I also did in my own studio. They look pretty well perfect to me! 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, Found on…
  • Black and White in Denmark

    Trudy Crane
    7 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Lovely home in Denmark with a black exterior that is really striking....what is it with me and black lately...mmmm must be my mood...but I just find it is a classic and when used in the right situation in a home can be so gorgeous. The pop of yellow from the chandelier is fun and the more fussy nature of the light looks good against the stark background. I have a chandelier very similar to this one in my hallway that I bought at the New York 25th street flea market years ago. Such a simple home but so well put together and photographed by Mikkel Adsbøl.  Photos: Mikkel…
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    BLOG - Franki Durbin

  • Quotes: Love...

    franki durbin
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    I hope you're having an amazing weekend, everyone! Happy Sunday. Put your phones down to day and LOVE those around you. Love them through eye contact, your full focus and genuine listening. Hear them, understand them, love them They just might surprise you with how marvelous they are. 
  • Out & About: (Almost) Meeting Marilyn Monroe...

    franki durbin
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    BERT STERN (American, 1929-2013). Marilyn with Blue Roses, from The Last Sitting, 1962. Dallas is always one to host a great event. Tuesday I had the privilege of attending the preview reception for Heritage Auction's Fine & Decorative Arts event happening this weekend. Let me tell you... the items in the auction did NOT disappoint! While I'd been given the opportunity to identify my top 10 of my favorite lots via their online gallery, I was amazed when I arrived to find a collection of rare Marilyn Monroe framed works adorning the walls. This Hollywood beauty remains forever young due to…
  • Mind & Body: Surefire Morning Mood Boosters...

    franki durbin
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Looking for a better way to start your days? I am always refining my morning rituals & routines. Since I was little I've always woken up well before the sun rises... a trait I share with my grandfather.Fast forward to today with two little girls in my life and my awesome silent bubble of morning bliss has surely been popped. Those cuties who were sound asleep wake up the moment you do and are eager to see what fun things mommy has in store for them. In short, I need as much go-go juice in the morning as I can get.How do I fuel up body and mind sans coffee? Here are a few of my secrets for…
  • Closet Crush: Bright Closets & Pretty Dressing Rooms...

    franki durbin
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Every woman alive (or at least all the females in my circle of friends & family) is a fan of dressing up and then admiring her prized acquisitions. As noted many times before, I'm obsessive about how I store my bags and shoes and... okay, well everything. Everything in its place, you know? I'm grateful that I love my closet design and the order it affords me.So I love randomly stumbling upon boards made by those equally appreciative of closets and dressing rooms with as much fabulous style as adherence to color blocking and other methods of artfully displaying a personal wardrobe. Books,…
  • Currently Obsessed: Iris & Ink...

    franki durbin
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    In case you missed it, the Outnet introduced their own line of apparel called Iris & Ink. Imagine luxurious staples at fair prices and you've sort of nailed the collection. While it's all lovely, here's my favorite casual look from their lineup of modern pieces. Based upon how quickly everything is selling out it's clean they nailed their customers' wish lists with this initial round of fashion favorites. Leather dresses, cashmere sweaters, iconic white blouses and skinny denim lead the charge in this small but terrific collection. I love that nothing looks overly fussy, but the designs…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • 30 Festive Fall Table Decor Ideas!

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Fall is here and it’s time to start sprinkling the house with this warm, seasonal flavor. From evening dinner parties to holiday celebrations, your dining room tables need to be filled with colors and accents of this cozy time of the year. From amber hues to funny little pumpkins, we’re sharing it all. We’ve compiled a list of 30 festive, fun fall table décor ideas to get your sprucing up to speed. Take a look and get inspired!1. A Succulent.Fall colors and a surprising burst of succulent magic, this tablescape of quite the beautiful design.2. Some Plum.Plum is a wonderful…
  • DIY Tissue Paper Flower Backdrop

    Chelsea Mohrman
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Autumn is a season filled with beautiful outdoor colors. With turning leaves, rich colored florals and the end of the harvest season it is a warm and wonderful time of year. For a fun autumn party we created this harvest buffet backdrop with large tissue paper flowers.These tissue paper flowers are versatile and can be used not only for a party but around the house as well for an extra pop of color as the days get shorter.Read on for instructions on how to create one (or multiples!) of your own…Supplies:tissue paper folds in multiple colorstwine, yarn or twist…
  • Laundry Room Shelves: Keep Everything Organized And Within Reach

    Simona Ganea
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    It’s important to have everything within reach when you’re cooking, cleaning the house or washing clothes. It makes things a lot easier. Laundry room shelves are especially useful to have. They let you nicely organize all your supplies and you can grab anything you need with ease. Open shelves are very practical but they’re not the only type of storage you can have in the laundry room. Explore more options and find the one that suits you.Open shelves.Keep your everyday items on the shelves and hide everything else behind closet doorsThe best thing about open shelves in the…
  • Australian Home Honors Nature By Letting A Huge Tree Pierce Through Its Structure

    Simona Ganea
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    Not many houses love nature enough to let trees pierce heir roofs and floors.This spectacular residence is one of the exceptions. Located in the Vancluse suburb of Sydney, Australia, the classical home was given an extension by B.E. Architecture.The existing structure was originally built using sandstone so, to make the extension contrast, the architects used light concrete, a material that has a less solid appearance and that also allows the tree to be the key feature of the design.The two-storey extension also includes a covered exterior space which was literary built around a mature gum…
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Using Feng Shui Colors in Decorating

    Brittney Smart
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    If you’re familiar with feng shui, you’ll know that it is both an art and a science, developed anciently in China. “Feng” means wind, and “shui” means water. Feng shui delineates how to balance energies of a given space, large or small, in order to promote good health, fortune, and life energy, or chi, for those inside.There are many aspects and variables that come into play in designing a space with feng shui in mind. (Check out homedit’s previous articles on incorporating feng shui into the office and bedroom.) Color plays a particularly important role. In fact, each color is…
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  • Quiet Home Design

    Jon Peters
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy The sirens at night from an emergency road down an alleyway nearby. The honking of the horns during traffic hours. The city buildings and skyscrapers echoing the cries of the living, breathing, machine that fuels our daily lives. An argument next door. A few doors slam. Another engine starts. Tires screech. A full days work. The clicking of heels against the pavement. The keys turn the lock of your home. The door opens and then closes. Alas… Silence. Sanctuary. A design concentrated around acoustics. Designs appealing to the senses leave a…
  • SJP’s NYC Townhouse

    Jon Peters
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy I’ll admit that I’m a fan of HBO’s Sex and the City and after probably watching just about every episode of the series, it’s hard to not fall for Carrie Bradshaw. She had an awesome New York City apartment, cool job, and important friends. Juxtaposed with awkward dating experiences and a bit of drama, Sarah Jessica Parker became an A-list star for her portrayal of the Big City socialite.  In real life though, Sarah Jessica Parker is an equally as fabulous New York City socialite (and award-winning actress!) with an even better…
  • Pastoral Perfection

    Jon Peters
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy I first found out about interior designer Kathryn Ireland through the Bravo show Million Dollar Decorators.  The show followed fellow celebrity interior designers Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Mary McDonald and Jeffrey Allan Marks, while they invited cameras into their homes, latest projects, and personal lives.  One of my most favorite from the show was always Kathryn Ireland, because she was funny and didn’t seem to take herself over-seriously. Although I wouldn’t say that our ideal design aesthetics were always eye-to-eye, but her humble…
  • Home Tour: Jessica Waks

    Jon Peters
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy As you may already know, I’m a major Pinterest fanatic. I can literally get lost for hours repining and gawking at everything from drink recipes, DIY ideas, inspirational quotes, and of course home décor! One of the main things that makes Pinterest so great and universally appealing is that things can often go viral pretty quickly, which means that trending styles are brought to the forefront of each user’s homepage. One series of photos in particular that I’ve been seeing a ton of people enjoy on the social sharing site is a beautifully…
  • Designer David Collins

    Jon Peters
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy As many of my close friends and family members already know, there’s nothing traditional about my home.I’ve always been super attracted to interiors that stray from the norm, have tons of visual stimulation, and aren’t overly serious.Residential interiors are great for appealing to one person’s taste, but commercial and hospitality interiors can be tricky in that they should be different in that they aren’t boring, yet they should also be welcoming and universally inviting.Late interior designer David Collins really knew how to…
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  • Decorating For the Season With Arts and Crafts

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Treasury from: RSS Designs In Fiber Decorating For The Season With Arts and Crafts PROUD ROOSTER – Fiber Art Wall Hanging or Table Decor From: RSS Designs In Fiber $25.00 Forest Through The Trees From: Mysticsilks $350.00 Enchanted Forest From: The Creators Palette – Art by Melanie $200.00 Quilted journal book cover with flower applique From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $29.00 Aqua/Ivory Damask Linen Drape 50in X 108in From: Avec Dieu Couture $75.00 Rooster Original aceo painting From: Luvs2Paint $20.00 Wavy MultiColor Basket in Orange, Cream, Tan, Sage Green From:…
  • Different types of lighting for a home

    Interior Design Style
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    When choosing lights for the home it can be a daunting task as there are so many styles, shapes and colours to choose from. However this daunting task can be made easier for you through this simple guide by Meteor Electrical to provide you with a bit more knowledge about each type of light.”. An incandescent light is the most well-known bulb as it is commonly recognised as the standard light bulb. These lights typically burn up electricity so that the filament within the bulb can heat up so that the light can be produced. These lights are typically known to last for approximately…
  • Modern Metallics for Interior Design

    Interior Design Style
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Metallic accents in the home are one of the biggest interior design trends this season, and they can be used in many different ways. From adding a touch of glam to giving a classy style, you’ll find that metal can be added to any room design to make it much better. There are all kinds of ways you can do this as well, so there’s certainly no shortage of options. Here are just a few of the most popular ways to add metallic materials to your property: Mirror, mirror For many, adding a mirror with a metal frame to your room is one of the most obvious ways to incorporate a bit of metal.
  • Peaceful Treasury

    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…

    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…
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  • TheRedPin turns 4!

    TheRedPin Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Past It’s hard to believe that 4 years ago, in 2010, TheRedPin started off with 4 friends who had an idea to improve the way people buy and sell homes that started in a basement. Three months into the launch of their site, they realized that the information they were providing, at the time, wasn’t sufficient enough on its own, and buyers and sellers needed professional support to help them along the way – and that’s when they decided to establish the company as a real estate brokerage. Things didn’t really take off till 2011, when the 4 co-founders immediately disrupted the real…
  • Exclusive: VP of Cornerstone Marketing Inc., talks about The Eglinton Condos

    TheRedPin Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Recently, we spoke to Mr. Shab Rajabzadeh, VP of Cornerstone Marketing Inc., and his partner Johsnon Cheng about their newest project, The Eglinton. Cornerstone Marketing Realty brings 30+ years of sales and marketing experience to the high rise condominium industry. They offer full service consulting to Toronto’s premier developers. Here’s what Shab Rajabzadeh had to say about The Eglinton Condos. When East and West connected to the North and South subway lines, back in the 1950’s, Yorkville was born. Toronto witnessed its first ‘mobility hub’ coming to life, and soon enough…
  • 10 factors to consider when finding the best place to live in Toronto

    TheRedPin Team
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Toronto is comprised of many distinct neighbourhoods that make the city a great place to live. From the family oriented High Park area to the glamorous enclave of Yorkville, there’s a hood for everyone. We’ve put together a list of 10 factors to focus on when finding your next home in Toronto. 1) Access to Public Transit Finding a home near a subway line or the TTC is ideal for anyone living in the city. Regardless of your preferred mode of transportation, living near public transit adds to the property value of your home, because convenience is a huge factor in determining where to live.
  • Featured Home: $3.4M in Casa Loma, Toronto

    TheRedPin Team
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Apt. 1501 – 155 St Clair Ave W Condo for sale in Casa Loma, Toronto Price Tag:$3,400,000 TRP Rebate: $12,750 Living in Casa Loma may feel like you’re living in a forest, or out of a fairy tale, making you forget you’re actually in a high energy, urban city. Known for its lush green and natural beauty, Casa Loma has made it on the list of Toronto’s ‘must-sees,’ for any out of towners. Homes in the area range from shiny new condo developments to charming, vintage houses that trace back to royalty, in the 1900’s. This neighbourhood remains one of the wealthiest,…
  • The Ultimate Guide to West Queen West Condos by Urbancorp

    TheRedPin Team
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    West Queen West Condos: Project Details Project Intersection: Queen St. W and Shaw St. Address: 944 Queen Street West Developer: Urbancorp Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 8 Storeys   Queen West is an eclectic strip of everything stylish. Register for VIP access now   Register for VIP access now Neighbourhood Perks: Queen St. West Torontonians know that Queen West is home to countless boutiques, 5-star restaurants, more than 300 design galleries and street art, making it one of the most stylish areas in the city. We’re not surprised that recently Vogue named Queen West as the…
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  • Lido, collapsible folding tray, display, recycled oak wine barrel staves by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    199.00 USDThis versatile piece allows you to use it as a portable folding tray, display, and to reinvent it in as many ways as you can imagine. It is light to transport and very easy to store away as its clever design allows to completely fold the legs in.Lido is entirely made with recycled oak staves from discarded French wine barrels. One side of each stave is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry chocolate’ finish, while the other side is finished with a warm golden oak color. The golden oak is customizable if a different color is…
  • Tags keychain little morsel of recycled oak wine barrel top with barrel metal identification tag by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    13.50 USDEach of our Tags keychain is a segment of a wine barrel.Every bit counts! In our effort to recycle our material to the very last scrap, we have created this fun key chain, using morsels of solid white oak from reclaimed French wine barrel tops and completing it with the identification tag also reclaimed from the used, discarded barrel. The tag's side is of a natural golden oak color, while the back is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrels. It’s complete of silver plated ball chain and key ring.PLEASE NOTE:The piece featured in the listing’s pictures is only…
  • READY TO SHIP Pinot Kio, recycled oak wine barrel stave mask, wall ornamental piece, one of a kind interior home decor by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    275.00 USDThis amazingly crafted ornamental piece of home décor has been skillfully created by joining together oak wine barrel staves, recycled from discarded French barrels and reinvented into this ingenious and quite exceptional one of a kind decorative piece.All of our creations are entirely made of recycled white oak from discarded French wine barrels.The natural curve of the barrel stave has been cleverly taken an advantage of in order to resemble the features of the well-recognized character Pinocchio, while the barrel’s bung has been used for the long nose and the bungholes for its…
  • Eiffel, barstool recycled oak wine barrel high stool by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    575.00 USDStil Novo Design’s gorgeous interpretation of the classic bar stool is entirely made with recycled oak and galvanized steel hoop ‘rescued’ from discarded French wine barrels.Our Eiffel is a stunning high stool that can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive piece of home décor; its unique height makes it an ideal addition to living rooms, party spaces, bedrooms and entries, besides the traditional kitchen isle.Eiffel is a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.By using the natural arch of a barrel stave and the curviness…
  • Green Bits keychain, Alhambra, recycled reclaimed oak wine barrel stave, hand painted, one of a kind by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    12.50 USDEvery bit counts…In our effort to recycle our material to the very last bit, we have created this fun key chain, using morsels of solid white oak from reclaimed wine barrel tops and staves.One side is ornamented with an exquisite hand painted motif, while the other is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrels.It’s complete of silver plated key chains with swivel connectors.All of 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 in every object…
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • The New Neutrals – Taupes, Golds and Natural Woods

    Veronika Miller
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Bye, bye boring! Neutral territory has never been more exciting. Beige, whites, grays, browns or other neutral colors can be brilliant additions to any room. And with well-chosen accessories, a neutral space can become a calm background for a colorful life. 1. Neutrals found in nature can help create a warm and comforting environment. Troy Lighting’s rustic Gulf Stream supports a soft linen shade hemmed with decorative whipstitches and small iron loops. Inside its shade, bamboo candle holders add a natural touch. The collection is available as a three-, four- and five-light pendant as well…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour California Road Trip

    Florence von Pelet
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Meet BlogTour California, or #BlogTourCali on Twitter, an amazing group of talented designers and bloggers from all over the world. Our team is excited to embark on a stellar road trip starting in Los Angeles to cover the WestEdge Design Fair, making our way up the beautiful California Coast and ending our adventure in San Francisco for a fabulous design tour in The City. Andrew Dunning is an award winning Interior Designer working to provide affordable stylish homes to his clients. After leaving the corporate world to follow his true passion of Design, he retrained and launched APD…
  • Design Bloggers: Join #KBISlovesKitchens and win a spot on BlogTour

    Veronika Miller
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Kitchen Design by Dalla Polvere Kitchens. We all love them. From luxurious and traditional to minimalist and modern, they’ve not only long occupied the central spot in our homes but also in all of our style seeking design hearts and minds. KBIS 2015 is a mere 4 months away and we want you to share your love for the kitchen with KBIS and Modenus on Instagram. What’s in it for you? We’re glad you asked. We’re giving away a spot on the all-expense-paid BlogTour Vegas from January 18 – 23, 2015. Here’s what you do: From September 3 – 19, 2014 post as many…
  • New This Week from KBIS – Hardware trends and new quartz designs

    Florence von Pelet
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is less than six months away and we are soaking in all the latest trends that are being submitted by brands that will be exhibiting come January 2015. Stay tuned for more from KBIS every Monday and be sure to register for the show starting September 2.  We are excited to see new collections emerge from BlogTourVegas veteran, Top Knobs. You may know Top Knobs as a leader in decorative kitchen cabinet hardware. They recently introduced their new Crystal Knobs available in the sought after Chareau Collection and describe the new design as “Clear…
  • 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…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Got Leather?

    Donald Wright
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    In my 20 years in the furniture industry and 14 years of service at Furnitureland South, I have gained a great appreciation for the natural beauty of leather. I’d like to share some tips with you that will help you select the best leather for the way you live. There is a leather for everyone and a leather for every household. When making a selection, you should strongly consider the way that you and your family engage with your furniture. Below I have listed the types of hides used in upholstery to get you started: Aniline: Leather in its rawest form. This leather is for the real leather…
  • 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…
  • Dreaming of Italy… and the World’s Finest Linens

    Jessica Yelverton
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    I enjoy my job every day but you know how it goes . . . some days are full of desk work and the necessary background tasks that keep things running smoothly. So on the days I get to touch and feel beautiful linens, I remember all over again why I fell in love with this field. I love linens. Their aesthetic and tactile qualities are equally appealing. I love the silky feel of a high-quality sateen sheet. I love the whisper-thin drape of a cotton voile duvet. I love the immense and perfect detail of applique or cutwork on the cuff of a pillowcase. And I love the feeling I get when I imagine…
  • 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…
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    Stylizimo Blog

  • A light and airy home

    Nina Holst
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    Let´s start this week with this light and airy home of Laura behind the blog Littlefew, who we are lucky to have her as a member on! Laura is sharing her wonderful home with us on the webportal, and these are some of her latest photos – so lovable! See more photos from Laura´s home on under her profile. There you will also find more info and links to follow her elsewhere if you want. Happy new week everyone! Love is the details… Images: Littlefew /
  • Get trendy with soft pink

    Nina Holst
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8   Today´s moodboard is in soft pink, grey and gold, as I think it´s a lovely and delicate combination of colors. The gold adds warmth and works as a nice contrast towards the grey, and the soft pink makes it a bit more cosy and personal. What do you think of this color combination? All the products are available in Stylizimo Shop. Links to all products above.    
  • New paintings – by Nina Holst

    Nina Holst
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Now you can find new paintings for sale on my gallery site The latest one is in light blue, grey and white, and comes in size 100x120cm. You can see a close up of it here. Another one that is quite new is this one in dark cold blue, bronze, grey and white. See a close up of it here. They both have more structure and details than you can see in the photos, but at least you have an idea. Let me know if you are interested in buying, or want to see more close up pictures. Send me an email to: nina(at)stylizimo(dot)com You can see more of my paintings on Find sizes…
  • Superfront in Norway

    Nina Holst
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    Yesterday I went to Superfront´s press lunch in Oslo, as they now have opened up their very first showrom outside Sweden. I have been a fan of their products from the first time I saw it online, and I have to say that I´m more in love now that I have seen it in real life! For those of you who didn´t know; Superfront designs fronts, handles and legs that fit Ikea´s most common cabinet ranges like Bestå sideboards, Metod and Faktum kitchens and Pax wardrobes. They want you to give you the possibility to get a beautiful piece of furniture, with high quality at a reasonable price. They say…
  • Vinn en vedovn fra Scan

    Nina Holst
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Nå som vi beveger oss inn i mørke kalde høstdager er det på tide å fyre litt i peisen igjen for å skape ekstra hygge i hjemmet, og i den sammenheng er du kanskje på jakt etter en ny vedovn denne sesongen? Det er iallefall jeg! Det er derfor ekstra gledelig at Scan kommer med noen tøffe nye vedovner nå i september, bl.a. denne i en organisk spennende form med navn Scan 66. I tillegg til den spesielle formen har de maksimert innsynet til flammene ved hjelp av en unik kubbestopper i glass. Og siden våre stuer er forskjellige kan du velge mellom tre ulike sokler, eller om du vil henge…
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • Small Open Plan Home Interiors

    HD Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    When a home measures just a couple hundred feet, adding in a lot of walls and room dividers can wreak havoc and make things feel even smaller. Luckily, the talented designers featured in this post are able to work with these small spaces and their open floor plans. The resulting apartments are still small, but they never feel closed off or cramped. The first apartment comes from designers Vjacheslav Zhugin and Olga Ursulenko. The apartment is just 25 square meters (269 square feet). The while walls, floors, and furnishings are immediately opening. The Scandinavian style includes a vintage…
  • 3 Breathtaking Apartment Interiors from the Kaeel Group

    HD Staff
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Each of the three apartments featured in this post have many things in common. The most obvious, perhaps, is that they each come to us from the design team at Kaeel Group, but they are also each fairly small and exceptionally beautiful. By choosing beautiful, sleek pieces to anchor each space, these designers have created modern, urban spaces that are not only stylish, but also entirely comfortable and livable. But don’t take our word for it. Read on and see for yourself. First is this gorgeous 92 square meter (990 square feet) home with an urban oasis on the terrace and plenty of modern…
  • Small Apartment Interior Design: Working With Just 40 Square Meter (431 Square Feet)

    HD Staff
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    This small apartment in Budapest comes in at just 40 square meters (431 square feet). Though that’s not a lot of space to work with, the designers at Suto Interior Architects were up to the challenge. With a few clever storage spaces and some beautiful focus pieces, they were able to turn this aging apartment into a stylish and modern bachelor flat. The small living room offers enough space for this minimalist sofa and chaise, but it’s the Flos Toio lamp in the corner that you can’t help but notice. The large painting from Hungarian contemporary artist, Zsuzsi Csiszér is also a…
  • 21 Mesmerizing Exteriors

    HD Staff
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    This first home features a massive, curving pool that looks lovely and inviting day or night. The foggy backdrop for this cantilevered house contrasts perfectly with its stone and wood frame. Hard and soft, sturdy and precarious, all captured in one image. The beauty of exploring exteriors is that, from a distance, it is easier to imagine what your life might be like inside. This futuristic capsule home, for example, feels like the perfect space to fill with automated spinning beds, remote controlled curtains, and other Austin Powers-styled accoutrements. Of course, there is always beauty in…
  • 23 Open Concept Apartment Interiors For Inspiration

    HD Staff
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    There are so many benefits to living a life without walls, both the walls you put up between yourself and other people or the walls you put up between your living room and your kitchen. With open floor plans, it’s easy to feel like you have more space available and it gives you a lot more options for interior design. Whether you have an open concept home already or are considering it, let these beautiful, open spaces be your inspiration. The open design here allows the color scheme from the kitchen – grey concrete with pops of red – to spill over into the living room, making the…
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    Your home, only better.

  • Basement Laundry Before and After

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    We finally updated the basement laundry area, now dubbed “The Laundry Lounge!” We had to work around the ugly cement floor, drop ceiling and limited lighting. It just took a little paint, a new indoor/outdoor rug, and practical yet pretty accessories from HomeGoods! Without further adieu, here you go! As a bonus, I had room to sneak in a meditation corner! For more basement laundry ideas, visit my Pinterest Board! The post Basement Laundry Before and After appeared first on Your home, only better..
  • Three Ways to Use Large Wall Art

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    When it comes to wall art, there’s no need to be demure or shy. Large wall art can be both exciting and intimate in your space. Here are three ways to use large pieces of art in your home to make a statement. 1. Scale for a large wall (ok, that one was obvious) There are some places that are just asking for it. While you can do a lovely gallery wall of smaller pieces (like I did here), sometimes a big pop of WOW is what is called for. photo credit: Furniture Clue photo credit: Southern Living photo credit: 2. Create scale in unexpected places Just because you…
  • Creating a Meditation Corner in my Basement Laundry Room

    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

    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

    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…
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  • Choosing the Perfect Winter Wedding Colors

    Joy M
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Do you love snow and want to incorporate it into your wedding? There’s no better time to do so than in winter. The rich colors of the season make it an excellent time for weddings. Wedding color palettes can be a difficult choice for many brides and the numerous choices available can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are many excellent options for winter wedding colors. They help set different moods and allow you to create the perfect winter wonderland. Winter wedding table ideas Image via: Pinterest Choosing the Perfect Winter Wedding Colors  Red and White Red and white is…
  • Fall Dessert: Cinnamon Pumpkin Rolls Recipe

    Stella X
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Pumpkin is part of Fall as the leaves that fall from the trees are. The uses of pumpkin in the kitchen are countless, but here is a great recipe to really enjoy this seasonal gift from nature. Make this Fall Dessert for any brunch, an afternoon treat or even a special occasion. Fall Dessert: Cinnamon Pumpkin Rolls Pumpkin cinnamon buns are a great treat for brunch or in the afternoon Image via: Livlifetoo Ingredients For the rolls: 1 package dry yeast or about 2 and ¼ teaspoons ¼ cup warm water (about 100 to 110­o) 2 ¾ cups of all purpose flour, divided Half cup pumpkin puree Half cup low…
  • Green Technology Design Ideas for the Home

    Franchesca Williams
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Green and smart home design continues to make its way to the forefront with innovative energy efficient and safety concepts in mind for consumers. So it is no surprise that as new technological advances in home design occur, that we would also have a desire to upgrade our homes with these concepts. Choosing to upgrade your home with smart and sustainable products can lead to cost savings and improved quality of life for you. Whether you are looking for energy savings or just looking for some smart updates to your home to help control the elements of daily living, these new products and…
  • How to Clean Your Upholstered Furniture

    Lydia Mathews
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    How many of you have gone through this issue? Let say you get some upholstered furniture but like with most things in your home it gets a bit messy. It could have been handed down furniture that just needs some extra care or it could have been loved by the dirt brought in from your children and pets. Well whatever the cause was now is the time for a solution for your upholstery care. So here are some ways to help clean off those pesky stains, spots or overall dirt-clots that make their way to your upholstered furniture. How to Clean Your Upholstered Furniture Helpful tips to keep your…
  • Travel Destination: Sightseeing in Paris, France

    Anchal Bhatia
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    With its dramatic architecture and artistic appeal, Paris is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is believed that one can spend a lifetime exploring the “city of light” without experiencing everything it has to offer. Even though most of the city is worth the discovery, there are some tourist attractions that every first time visitor should focus on. Travel Destination: Sightseeing in Paris, France The Louvre Museum Image via: Amazing Snaps Eiffel Tower Visiting this Parisian landmark usually ranks as the number one thing to do for most tourists. Built in 1889,…
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    Vamp Decor

  • Deco Peacock Collection

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    If you are in love with the Gemstone Collection home decor, Featured Interiors also released their new Deco Peacock Collection in six gorgeous colors: Deco Peacock   Deco Peacock Boysenberry   Deco Peacock Southwest Peach   Deco Peacock Raspberry   Deco Peacock Noir   and Deco Peacock Ivory The designs are beautiful art deco inspired peacock feathers in a geometric pattern. Accessories available as prints, framed art, stretched canvas, soft throw pillows and duvet covers, shower curtains, and wall clocks. Visit Society6 to purchase and view all colors and products.
  • Gemstone Collection Home Decor

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    The colorful Gemstone Collection designs were based on a concept of large faceted crystal gemstones lined across a bed or sofa. Since crystals are not produced in 18″ x 18″ squares (and would not be very comfortable to rest upon), Featured Interiors released the artwork for throw pillows and other home decor products. Available in 14 bright gemstone colors including Sapphire, Ruby, Peridot, Amethyst, Black Diamond, Crystal, Fuchsia, Emerald, Indian Pink, Topaz, White Opal, Iridescent, and Ethiopian Opal. Visit Society6 to purchase & view each color and full products available.
  • Floral Neons Drapery Hardware

    3 Jan 2013 | 7:42 pm
      The Floral Collection of handcrafted drapery poles, finials, holdbacks and brackets by Byron & Byron is available in eight fantastic “Neons” painted finishes, introducing a pop of color and interest to any window and interior.  The bright colors are available in Yellow, Baby Pink, Turquoise, Raspberry, Red, Fuschia, Orange and Lime Green options.  Finials include Rose, Peony, Daisy and Posy designs with a wide variety of coordinating holdbacks and brackets. If floral finials are not your style and you want the look without replacing your current drapery hardware, all…
  • Marie Antoinette Mirror

    3 Oct 2012 | 1:03 pm
    Mirror, mirror, on the wall… YOU are the fairest of them all! Inspired by the grandeur and luxury of large-scaled pieces in the halls of Palace of Versailles, the Marie Antoinette Mirror by Boca do Lobo is just over 7 feet (tall) of hand-carved beauty. Whether it is looked at, or looked into, this Vamp-Stamped mirror is sure to add drama and interest to any space. Contact me or Boca do Lobo for more information.
  • Mademoiselle Armoire

    3 Oct 2012 | 11:58 am
    The Mademoiselle Armoire by KOKET was designed with a profound admiration and influence of the French decorative arts. The stunning butterfly motif on the front doors is reminiscent of Art Deco style, as its brass flourishes overlay a rich pink silk lining (COM is also available). The interior is just as impressive, with two adjustable shelves and eight drawers in antique mirror with crystal pulls. All pieces are made to order. Contact me or visit KOKET for more information.  
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  • Back To School

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    When setting up a desk area for ourselves, there’s a lot that we can learn from our children.   WALL MOUNT IT Hang up your own art work.  Seriously!  You’d be surprised what a frame can do for your doodles.   MAP IT OUT Maps are interesting and informative. These days, maps of all kinds are and fast becoming collectors items. Try hanging a map near your desk area. Who knows, it might change your point of view about a few things.   GO GLOBAL Want to add some  interest to your desk top?   Get a globe.  The spherical shape is a welcome touch.  Besides, no matter how old…
  • Chinese Chippendale

    28 May 2014 | 7:04 am
    People seem to have a more global outlook these days.  Perhaps that’s why Chinese Chippendale furniture is popping up all over the place.   The design is nothing new, the style goes back to the 1750s and ’60s.  English cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale was so inspired by the beauty of the orient that he began crafting the pieces of furniture that we know today as Chinese Chippendale.     The classic geometric, pattern has been beautifully adapted to beds.     In architecture, it is frequently seen on railings.     The latticework design is as fresh and…
  • A Warm Welcome

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Brass is back!  If you are looking for a simple way to update the look of your home, try adding a little brass.  Nothing warms a room up like a touch of brass and it’s perfectly ok to mix it up with other metals. Try brass on lighting fixtures.   Or the kitchen sink.     Brass is great for rims and trims.   Brass on the wall may be best of all.   Brass has a way of spreading a little cheer throughout the room. How sweet it is. Brass has been gone way too long.  So welcome back!
  • Why Knot?

    21 Mar 2014 | 6:57 am
      Some things have a way of really hanging in there.  Take Macramé for example.  It’s been around since the 13th century.  Arab artisans were the first to begin knotting and weaving yarn into decorative items.  The practice moved throughout Europe and even sailors took it up.  Macramé was quite the rage during the Victorian era, as it was in the 1970’s.  Now it’s back in style and for good reason.  Look at all the things you can do—if you simply tie the knot.     So get a little creative.  Once again, something old has become something new.  And that means,…
  • Down Under

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:20 am
    Designing a basement?  Here are a few things to keep in mind.     HEAD ROOM Ceiling height is frequently an issue.  If that’s the case, keep the floor joists exposed.  This adds a nice architectural touch and it gives the illusion that the ceiling is higher than it actually is.  Keep the joists and the plane above the same color, otherwise it can have a reverse effect.   WALL TO WALL You have a lot of it in the basement.  Wall space may be at a premium  in the rest of the house but not down here.  There are few windows or doors to break up the vertical planes.  Take…
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    Faith Sheridan Interior Design

  • Story of the Traveling Custom Rug and Textile Passion

    Faith Sheridan
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    Favorite rug finds a new home Same rug in previous home Such a delight and fulfillment as a designer to please a passion like custom rug design. And so it is with this story which I’d like to share with you. The birth of this custom rug design actually started in an earlier home with my client. (no photos). I found a textile remnant, complex and interesting. From that starting point the design continued with custom wool and silk fiber colors and then a strike-off for approval. (Strike-offs are samples of a design idea created to help clients evaluate colors and layout before the actual…
  • Exciting, Exhilarating Kitchen Remodel Coming

    Faith Sheridan
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    So I finally pulled the trigger on my own kitchen remodel. And this is why I’m excited and exhilarated (and slightly exhausted too). I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and eagerly anticipating cooking for myself and friends. I love to entertain and cook and this design is for both of those reasons. For my small (under 75 square feet) kitchen, efficiency, organization and beauty are the guideposts. Along the way, the support of vendors has been amazing. My Kitchen Remodel Thank you to Jenn Air, Liebherr, Ann Sacks, DuVerre, Rohl, Caesarstone, Miele, Brizo ~ I’m…
  • 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 ( Here are two that are contenders for the breakfast room sofa seating.  My client and I share a…
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    Layla Grayce Backroom Blog

  • Newport Cottages Hilary Collection + $1000 Giveaway!

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    This week, we are excited to launch Newport Cottages’ Hilary furniture collection exclusively on Layla Grayce! With more than 10 new styles, including USA-made cribs, beds and dressers, this children’s furniture line showcases handcarved hardwood, cane detailing and lightly distressed finishes for heirloom-quality appeal. To celebrate the new Hilary collection, we are giving one customer a $1,000 Newport Cottages shopping spree on Layla Grayce! To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook Sign up for our newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!* Plus, when you click the link and…
  • Michael S. Smith for Mirror Image Home + Giveaway

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Meg H.! In collaboration with Mirror Image Home, we’re excited to be your exclusive online source for renowned designer Michael S. Smith’s mirror collection! One of the industry’s top talents, Michael S. Smith’s compelling style blends European classicism and American modernism. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce his signature wall mirror line  to our site. To top it off, we’re also offering one lucky winner a Michael S. Smith for Mirror Image Home mirror! Follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway!
  • Petunia Pickle Bottom Signature Collection + Giveaway

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Libby K. Iconic and sophisticated, Petunia Pickle Bottom’s new Signature diaper bag and accessory collection offers moms the perfect complement to any outfit or outing. To celebrate this launch, we’re offering one lucky winner a Signature Hideaway Hobo diaper bag! With a softly structured jacquard textile, vegan leather detailing, custom gunmetal hardware and hidden pockets, you’ll love this chic tote! Follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway! Then, scroll down to learn more about the Petunia Pickle Bottom…
  • Insider Faves: Bedding Items Under $300

    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…
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    Gates Interior Design

  • Roger Goodell – A look at his numbers

    Amanda Gates
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Before last week I’d never heard the name Roger Goodell, but I’m also not a football fan. The now infamous NFL commissioner is being faced with many challenges for overlooking a very inordinate football league, to which he is the leader of. With so many athletes getting a slap on the wrist for grisly behavior,… Read more The post Roger Goodell – A look at his numbers appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 5 Different Uses For Your Yoga Mat, That Have Nothing To Do With Yoga!

    Amanda Gates
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:51 pm
    There are so many benefits to yoga. It’s a great form of working out, it clears the mind, and recharges the body. That yoga mat, though? Yeah. Let’s talk about that. If you want to get down to it, your yoga mat is essentially a sponge. Let that sink in for a minute…. you sweat… Read more The post 5 Different Uses For Your Yoga Mat, That Have Nothing To Do With Yoga! appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How To Become An Empty Nester Gracefully

    Amanda Gates
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Last month I talked about 9 ways for parents to transition their children and themselves back into the school routine. I also wrote about how to prepare for that first dorm room. But what if your little one is off to college this month and you’re suddenly an empty nester? This can be one of… Read more The post How To Become An Empty Nester Gracefully appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 5 Sensational Housewarming Gifts

    Amanda Gates
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Purchasing a home brings with it so many exciting emotions, and having a housewarming party is a great introduction to the celebration. As a host, a housewarming party is held to show off the new home and a gift is presented to celebrate the occasion. So what on earth do you give someone that just purchased… Read more The post 5 Sensational Housewarming Gifts appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How To Honor The Spirit Of Your Home

    Amanda Gates
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Many people think that the things in our lives like our homes, our jobs, our relationships, even our exercise practice, etc. are separate, that they are their own entity. And the busier we get the more we separate things and try to compartmentalize all the little details. But this leads to a disconnected life because everything… Read more The post How To Honor The Spirit Of Your Home appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • Would You Paint Your Ceiling Black?

    Kristie Barnett
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    What would you consider painting black?  Perhaps surprisingly, black-painted windows draw your eye to the landscape beyond – more so than if the window were painted white. via Pinterest I’m working with a client whose trim throughout the house is currently dark expresso.  It’s really just too much dark color in a house with limited […]
  • Ottoman Makeover – Thinking Outside the Box

    Kristie Barnett
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    My client just downsized into a tony townhouse in Nashville and moved a good deal of the furnishings from her former, much larger home. This ottoman/coffee table was the perfect size for her living room in the previous home.  In the smaller space, it dominated the entire room (and not in a good way).  It […]
  • Make+Model Home Tour, A Mash-Up of Vintage Chic Style

    Kristie Barnett
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I recently sat down with Nashville’s Brandy Adams, to talk about her vintage decor business and personal style. Brandy lives in a 1972 home with a mock Tudor facade and a mid-century modern interior with neo-classical elements.  The mash-up of nostalgic architecture suits her just fine. Brandy launched her business a mere two years ago, and […]
  • A Daughter’s Dream Room & the Dyson DC59 Motorhead Vacuum

    Kristie Barnett
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    My little girl is growing up.  She wants a more mature bedroom, something different than the one she’s had for years.  The room you see here is it’s condition just prior to a magazine shoot at our house a few months back.  So please understand, it’s NEVER this clean.  Which is a problem, but I’ll […]
  • A Better Paint Color Behind a Dark Brown Sofa – Try Elephant Gray

    Kristie Barnett
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    So you have a big puffy brown sofa in your family room and don’t plan to replace it any time soon.  And you have an accompanying wall color like this olive green. The color scheme here is brown + olive + gold or what I like to refer to as “blah.” It’s pretty predictable, right? […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Details Emerging for Project Design 2014 of Ronald McDonald House of LI

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I’m seeing essential design elements emerge from within the walls of my bedroom suite for families at the Ronald McDonald House of LI. We’re in the process of installing a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bathroom Renovation Underway for Project Design 2014 of Ronald McDonald House of LI

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! My suite at the Ronald McDonald House of LI is coming to fruition! Every day there’s more and more progress. Right now we’re working on the renovation of the bathroom. Before and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Project Design 2014 Ronald McDonald House of Long Island: Construction Begins!

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! We started the renovation of our bedroom suite for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and I couldn’t be more excited to see this transformation come to life! For the month of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Extra Sparkle: Top Picks for Ear Jackets

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I always say that accessories are like jewelry for a room. I adore actual jewelry, too. It’s the easiest way to perk up any old outfit and show your mood. Ear jackets are the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Shine Bright: Top Picks for Outdoor Lanterns

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The time has come for enjoying brisk evenings, or at least it’s almost here! There are many ways to light up outdoor rooms, but my favorite and most convenient is outdoor... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    KitchAnn Style

  • AirRenew Gypsum Board

    Ann Porter
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    With all the talk about VOCs, tighter homes and the need for make up air, who isn’t concerned about indoor air quality (IAQ) these days? Many things in a home’s interior can off-gas — including new furniture, paint, carpeting and cabinets. New aldehydes can also be brought into the space through air fresheners, cleaning agents, clothing and other daily household items. Breathing in these chemicals on a regular basis may be dangerous to one’s health. CertainTeed offers a drywall that actually improves indoor air quality. AirRenew’s new technology takes VOCs out of the air and…
  • Cree Recalls LED Light Fixtures Due to Lens Breaking

    Ann Porter
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Cree Inc. is recalling about 10,000  CXB Series LED high-bay indoor light fixtures due o the possibility the glass lens will break and cause laceration hazard. The recall is for model numbers CXB-23L-40K-U-1-HC and CXB-23L-40K-U-1-JP. These lights are 16″ x 18″ x 7″ and are used mostly in commercial and retail settings. The affected products can be identified by the manufacturing lot number found underneath the UPC label on the rim of the fixture.  Only products with a manufacturing lot number starting with the following codes are included in this recall: AG45, AG48,…
  • Colormix 2015 Inspiration: Unrestrained

    Ann Porter
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    From bold, ethnic-inspired colors and designs to the Bohemian lifestyle, the Unrestrained palette celebrates a carefree spirit, wanderlust and pulsing color. The palette features saturated primary hues, including sunny yellow, lively turquoise and bright blue, as well as black and white. Each can be used on its own for a pop of color, or combined, to create a vibrant, energetic space. “South Africa’s colorful art scene and focus on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have strongly influenced a Carnival-like spirit. This spirit is inspiring design with a zest for life, and the…
  • Colormix 2015 Inspiration: Buoyant

    Ann Porter
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    The colors of Buoyant are reminiscent of vintage floral patterns – light and deep greens, violets and a pop of coral. In addition to renewed optimism, the palette is also inspired by the natural healing of botanicals, as well as the incorporation of green spaces into even the most densely urban environments. When you return home from your daily grind, you will be surrounded not by colors of a concrete jungle, but by colors found in a lush rainforest or tropical garden. “We’ve weathered the recession and are finally seeing hopeful signs of growth and expansion. Our revived good…
  • Colormix 2015 Inspiration: Voyage

    Ann Porter
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    From space tourism and undersea resorts, the far-fetched, sci-fi dreams of past decades more viable than ever. The Voyage palette looks to these outer limits, featuring hues that represent the color spectrum imagined while emerging from the water into the atmosphere – undersea teal, bright green kelp, light watery blue and deep space purple. “The colors of Voyage are supernatural and magical. The palette is largely driven by unusual atmospheric events, including a decade-best aurora borealis, that will be keeping our eyes focused on the heavens,” says Jackie Jordan. “The lighter…
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    Six Different Ways

  • 2014 Fall Bucket List

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    The first official day of Fall is in just 7 days, which means there are a ton of Fall activities to look forward to! I personally love the change of season especially the Fall, so I decided to create a bucket list to make sure I don’t miss out on any of the fun ! Here is my 2014 Fall bucket list. What are some of the things you hope to do this Fall? Share your comments below! 1. Make a Fall wreath 2. Drink hot apple cider 3. Carve a pumpkin 4. Roast s’mores over a firepit 5. Try a new pumpkin recipe 6. Watch a scary movie 7. Go on a picnic 8. Go apple picking 9. Decorate my porch…
  • Fall 2014 Color Trend Report!

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Want to know which colors are on trend for this fall? We turned to Pantone’s color report and have the answer. These are not the usual Fall colors you may have expected. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®  stated “This is a season of untypical colors—more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall.” Here are the 10 colors to keep an eye on for Fall 2014!
  • Not Just a Figment Of Your Imagination!

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    You may have come across these gorgeous landscapes, and believe it or not- these jaw-dropping places actually DO exist! They are not just a figment of your imagination, but they are definitely what fairytales are made of!   Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan  Eben Ice Cave, USA  Sea Of Stars, Maldives Black Forest, Germany Laguna Salada de Torrevieja, Spain White Sand Dunes, Yemen Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius Rolling Hills, Czech Republic Lake Baikal, Russia Ik-Kil Cenote, Mexico  
  • Fashion Inspired by.. a Bedroom!

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    It’s Fashion Week here in NYC and naturally all of our social media feeds are being flooded with fashion. One thing in particular really caught my eye- fashion designer Phillip Lim’s Spring 2015 Collection that was inspired by.. his bedroom! Apparently he has been renovating his apartment for almost a year which left him to camp out in the one room of his place that was still intact- his bedroom. All of the fabrics used in this collection are ones you might find in the most elegant boudoir. You can expect to see quilted and quilled fabrics reminiscent of mattress slips, bed-head…
  • Sweet Dreams- ZzZzZzZz!

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    Like sleeping on a cloud, float on to sweet dreams on a D.I.Y. floating bed. Floating beds create an open, airy vibe to your bedroom and are similar to kicking your feet up on a hammock, but much more comfortable! Here are a few amazing floating beds with different styles of décor. Use them as inspiration and create your own!
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  • How to transition your home for autumn

    Kelly Anderson
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Well it's here! Autumn weather has arrived here in Ontario and though I must say summer vanished in the blink of an eye, this is my favourite time of year. The leaves will soon be changing, we'll go back to jeans, boots and comfy sweaters, and our green plants will come back inside to freshen our homes once again.So how to transition your home design for the Fall season? Here are a 5 easy ways to make your house comfy and healthy for autumn.1. Bring house plants and herbs in pots indoors. They'll bring life back inside and clean your air at the same time, making your rooms healthy and fresh.
  • natural bathroom renovation on a budget

    Kelly Anderson
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    When I was home in New Brunswick over the summer I worked on finishing and decorating my parents' bathroom, which they had renovated earlier in the year by replacing the tub with a new shower including a seat, and adding space at the back of the narrow room in order to eventually bring the washer and dryer up from the basement. For now, they will use the space for extra storage and organization.This was a project that needed to be done on a very limited budget. No new countertops or sink, no new cabinets, no new decor. Only a new floor was purchased, as the old tiles were busted up when the…
  • natural home: old schoolhouse apartment

    Kelly Anderson
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    This home, spotted on Architectural Digest, is so lovely it made me stop and be still for a moment.It has such lovely old brick bones, and living spaces that connect to the outdoors, which I think is so important for the soul. Inside, the painted white brick, multitude of sunlight, and lots of living green plants (check out that climber!) creates a peaceful home in which to relax and breathe deeply. The books and interesting objects displayed on built-in shelving throughout the home add a personal element that is interesting and makes the uncluttered space feel warm and inviting.All of this…
  • large windows: options for privacy and light

    Kelly Anderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Well I've finally returned from summer vacation at "home" on the East Coast of Canada, where I enjoyed much-loved time with family, friends and nature. I unplugged and really enjoyed taking time to be still and enjoy the outdoors. I hope your summer has been revitalizing for you as well!I visited a friend's home while there as she has a dilemma: how to cover her wall of windows so that there can be some privacy but still let in all of the light and be able to take in the beautiful view of the river that the home backs onto. The windows run almost floor to ceiling, and completely cover the…
  • 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
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • 10 Fall Products To Cozy Up Your Home !

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    It’s already the middle of September. Where did the time go?! With that being said, brisk mornings are returning, pumpkin-spice is back in season, and layers of clothing are already being worn. It’s time to get your cozy on. Here are 10 snuggle-worthy Autumn buys to help you bring in the Fall. Ocelet Pendant Lamp Ginza Fireplace Sheepskin Rug Teak Wood Candle Holder Branches Wall Sticker Bornio Cocktail/Coffee Table Design Your Own Pillows Dorcia Coat Rack Nook Blanket Downlow Loveseat
  • 10% Off Sustainable Furniture Made In The USA!

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Don’t miss out- for a limited time only, we are offering 10% off all Copeland dining furniture! In sync with the preservation values that run deep in Vermont, Copeland Furniture uses sustainably harvested hardwoods from the Northern Forest to create their furniture. All of the lumber Copeland Furniture uses is within 500 miles of the company’s factory, significantly reducing their carbon footprint. Ultimately, it is Copeland Furniture’s organic connection to nature that has resulted in their ability to create outstanding pieces of furniture. Hurry in, this deal won’t last for long!
  • Dream Workspace!

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Especially in the space where many of us spend the majority of our day, taking the time to design a room that is both inspiring and motivating is key! It should be intriguing, make you happy and of course, match your taste. With so many options out there today, why settle for a mediocre office? Here are a few ideas that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Like what you see? Here are a few of our products that will help you recreate the look. 500 Collection Professional Work Desk 60″ Molded Plastic Armchair with Wood Legs V40 End Table Calligaris Mya Chair Wire Chair CH24…
  • Tick Tock!

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Never miss an appointment again! With our eye-catching selection of modern clocks, you’ll be sure to be on time wherever you go. We offer an exceptional assortment of modern and retro styles as well as modern classic designs inspired by the work of George Nelson. These are not your average clocks- We know you’ve “got a little time” for this! See the full selection here!
  • 6 Awesome Chairs To Update Your Bachelor Pad

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    Masculine, modern, and edgy, these 6 hip chairs offer lavish style to instantly upgrade your bachelor pad. With bold body cradling designs, sleek tufted leatherette, two-tone and eco-friendly materials, genuine cowhide seats, reclined bold edges, and reclaimed hardwood, there is truly something for every bachelor’s taste. Spoil yourself, you deserve it.
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • The New Neutrals – Taupes, Golds and Natural Woods

    Veronika Miller
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Bye, bye boring! Neutral territory has never been more exciting. Beige, whites, grays, browns or other neutral colors can be brilliant additions to any room. And with well-chosen accessories, a neutral space can become a calm background for a colorful life. 1. Neutrals found in nature can help create a warm and comforting environment. Troy Lighting’s rustic Gulf Stream supports a soft linen shade hemmed with decorative whipstitches and small iron loops. Inside its shade, bamboo candle holders add a natural touch. The collection is available as a three-, four- and five-light pendant as well…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour California Road Trip

    Florence von Pelet
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Meet BlogTour California, or #BlogTourCali on Twitter, an amazing group of talented designers and bloggers from all over the world. Our team is excited to embark on a stellar road trip starting in Los Angeles to cover the WestEdge Design Fair, making our way up the beautiful California Coast and ending our adventure in San Francisco for a fabulous design tour in The City. Andrew Dunning is an award winning Interior Designer working to provide affordable stylish homes to his clients. After leaving the corporate world to follow his true passion of Design, he retrained and launched APD…
  • Design Bloggers: Join #KBISlovesKitchens and win a spot on BlogTour

    Veronika Miller
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Kitchen Design by Dalla Polvere Kitchens. We all love them. From luxurious and traditional to minimalist and modern, they’ve not only long occupied the central spot in our homes but also in all of our style seeking design hearts and minds. KBIS 2015 is a mere 4 months away and we want you to share your love for the kitchen with KBIS and Modenus on Instagram. What’s in it for you? We’re glad you asked. We’re giving away a spot on the all-expense-paid BlogTour Vegas from January 18 – 23, 2015. Here’s what you do: From September 3 – 19, 2014 post as many…
  • New This Week from KBIS – Hardware trends and new quartz designs

    Florence von Pelet
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is less than six months away and we are soaking in all the latest trends that are being submitted by brands that will be exhibiting come January 2015. Stay tuned for more from KBIS every Monday and be sure to register for the show starting September 2.  We are excited to see new collections emerge from BlogTourVegas veteran, Top Knobs. You may know Top Knobs as a leader in decorative kitchen cabinet hardware. They recently introduced their new Crystal Knobs available in the sought after Chareau Collection and describe the new design as “Clear…
  • 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…
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  • Lately (Things You May Not Have Known About Me + Some Randomness)

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    (Our yurt camp on White Lake.) Hi, friends, it’s been a while and that’s because the past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Here’s some of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. First, I was on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Mongolia. (Did that throw you for a loop?) I’m nothing if not complex. Ha! I’m most definitely a city person and I admit I’m partial to the finer things in life but I’ve also always had an Indiana Jones/Marco Polo/adventurer side that likes to explore remote corners of the world every now and then. I think…
  • Making Happiness Happen + $100 HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway

    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

    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

    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!

    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.
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • A Worldly Home: Trends Found in Foreign Homes that Work in Yours

    Linnore Gonzales
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Who hasn’t dreamed of a home inspired by a happy collision of international styles? A worldly home is elegant, sophisticated and a tribute to your unique design preferences. There is not a formula for combining international trends. Simply choose which elements inspire you from the various cultures you admire. You may try French country furniture with Afghan carpets or a Swedish color palette with Italian tile. Ready to create your own round-the-world style? Find inspiration in some of our favorite countries and time periods. Classic English Georgian The English Georgian era was inspired by…
  • Granite Who? Introducing the New Countertops on the Block

    Linnore Gonzales
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tired of granite? So are a lot of people. While granite used to be the must-have material for countertops, homeowners are starting to think about materials that are more user-friendly, more interesting, and just different from every other house in the neighborhood. Your interior designer can help you determine the best option for your kitchen. Here are some of the burgeoning alternatives to granite. Quartz Quartz is a versatile countertop option that is available in many different colors. An extremely hard, heavy material, quartz is incredibly durable and scratch-resistant, and it’s also…
  • Bright New Lighting Ideas You Haven't Tried

    Linnore Gonzales
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Over the decades, lighting has evolved from a strictly functional form into a unique design component all its own – a statement piece that is radiant and artistic. Most recently, a larger focus has been placed on the fine quality of craftsmanship as lighting elements now strategically create a strong thematic focus that people are sure to take notice of. From minimalist styles to bold unusual fixtures, your chosen lighting will make or break your look. Let’s explore some bright new lighting ideas that will take your home from dreary to chic and pleasantly inviting. Embrace the Wall Sconce…
  • Decade Décor: 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, Trends that Still Work

    Linnore Gonzales
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Taking a look back at decades of décor can be fun, haunting and inspiring all at once. Let’s take a brief look at some of our favorite trends from the past and how they can still be used in inspiring ways today. The 1950s Taking a look at post World War II, many Americans had the money to buy homes, but they were all very conservative when it came to spending. This turned many homeowners into DIY-ers. As a whole, they were conscientious in obtaining the skills and tools necessary to carry out various household maintenance and improvement tasks. Because of this trend the use of knotty pine…
  • Mancave Madness: Create a Room that is Both Masculine and Chic

    Linnore Gonzales
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The mancave is not a myth – it’s a reality. But banish images from your mind of a room plastered with posters of women, ashtrays full of cigars, beer cans littered about, and the scent of eau de locker room. There is such a thing as a chic mancave, where gentlemen can lounge in style, sophistication, and comfort. And even if a gal walked into this uber-masculine room, there is plenty of décor treatment that can be imbued into the space to impress her and make her feel welcome. Let’s consider what most often comes to mind when you think about the words “masculine” and “décor”…
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    Lighting & Decor Blog |

  • Our 2013-2014 Scholarship Winner Announced!!

    Holly La Porte
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
      Last fall, the team at wanted to help a bright-minded individual set the tone for their first college experience.  An idea sparked, and we offered a $1000 scholarship to high school seniors asking them “How does lighting affect
  • Outdoor Lighting

    12 May 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The summer season is quickly approaching; are you ready for some outdoor activities and entertaining? Outdoor lights are a staple item in your home lighting repertoire. They are a great way to highlight the landscaping in your yard, as well
  • DIY Lampshade Challenge – WINNER!

    Holly La Porte
    9 May 2014 | 6:57 am
    THANK YOU to all of our participants in this year’s DIY Lampshade Challenge!  There were many innovative entries that inspired, but the winning shade was the gold monogram from Stone Gable! Congratulations, Yvonne!  And congrats to one of your lucky
  • DIY Lampshade Challenge

    Holly La Porte
    1 May 2014 | 6:15 am
    VOTE to enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card! We selected 11 bloggers to don their creative hats and sent them a plain white drum shade from Lights Up! to decorate however they wanted.  Vote for your
  • Happy Earth Day!

    Holly La Porte
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
      We’re spreading the light on the links that inspired us for Earth Day this year.  Tell us, what inspires you to #spreadthelight this Earth Day?!? “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it
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    Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal

  • Nazmiyal Acquires Collection of Over 100 Vintage Moroccan Rugs

    J. Nazmiyal
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    The Largest Collection of Vintage Moroccan Rugs in the World As the renewed interest in mid-century modern design is in full swing, vintage Moroccan rugs, with their distinctly minimalist aesthetic, have become one of the most popular rug styles available today. These alluring compositions feature a distinct style, generally characterized by ivory fields and simple Read More... The post Nazmiyal Acquires Collection of Over 100 Vintage Moroccan Rugs appeared first on 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.
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Building Architecture Designs for Innovation Hubs

    Architects Bangalore
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    On vacation, would you ever choose a hotel with fluorescent lights, gloomy curtains or dark and congested rooms? The answer is obvious…isn’t it? Vibrant Designing Of Office Spaces Business owners often forget this when it comes to designing their offices. A workplace cannot be a drab maze of cubicles when you want people to push their boundaries of creative thinking. As contemporary lives Continue Reading The post Building Architecture Designs for Innovation Hubs appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • 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.
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • Nautical Dresser Makeover with Creative Handles & Rope Edging

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I love Furniture Makeovers, and they are particularly interesting when there is a before picture. The transformations always amaze me. This nautical dresser makeover is not only gorgeous but surprises with a creative handle solution. The finished nautical dresser after Pat of Relux Vintage did his magic with Paint Distressing, and other great coastal and nautical details. It all started with
  • Chic Modern Tropical Decor for a Harbor Island Home in the Bahamas

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    A modern sophisticated take on tropical decor style by designer Alessandra Branca. The tropical decor of this home, featured in Lonny Magazine makes me want to take the long journey to remote Harbor Island in the Bahamas. If this is how the island feels like then it must be a tropical paradise! Even though I have never had anything pink, I think the color is delicious, especially the way it is
  • Beach Collection Stick & Grass Weave Wreaths Square & Round

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is a wonderful twist on traditional wreaths, a beach collection weave! Except for the string, these square and round wreaths are entirely constructed from beach findings. Together with her daughter, Lisa of The Red Thread Blog collected all sorts of beach treasures from dried seaweed and plants to sea glass and shells. They created a variety of really neat things from these finds, such as
  • Charming Coastal -Interior Decorating with Shutters

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Wooden shutters are utterly charming (especially the vintage kind). No wonder they have become so popular as an interior decor choice, including for coastal style living. If you haven't considered decorating with shutters yet, then check out these great examples! Shutters help create a Faux Window, with an Old Window Frame turned into a mirror. Seen in a Malibu beach cottage (source unknown).
  • Make a DIY Round Rope Mat or Rug -Depending on how Ambitious You Are

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Rope has a nautical vibe and brings a great rustic natural touch to the home. I've featured dozens of Rope Projects and Decor Ideas here on Completely Coastal. Now we're venturing into mat and rug making! Small rug mats to use in an entry way, in between spaces, by the balcony door, or anywhere you see fit. What you'll need for this DIY round rope mat (or rug) is rope in the thickness you
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    BLOG - DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

  • Why 'It's Unwise To Pay Too Much, But Worse To Pay Too Little'

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Image via Why lead into this post with a picture of my local newspaper's report on the firing of a road contractor?Because it proves a very valid point about every type of service and product purchase you make; more specifically, the purchases of services and goods from builders, remodelers, painters, plumbers, architects, and even interior designers.I’ve listened to a lot of people rave about the great prices they found for various goods and services related to the business I’m in, design/construction/furnishings. But, truth be told…Not all of those situations turn…
  • Before & After: A Tired Kitchen Is Awakened w/a Coffee House Ambience

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    BEFORE AFTER Today I’m going to share some cool before and afters of one of my projects. For me, these pics were a long time coming.I worked with these clients some years ago. I did some design work for their kitchen remodel to help get them to their goal of a more grayed down, more stylish, rustic / industrial yet still sophisticated look in their bungalow style home. We’ve also redone their master bath, but I’ll share that later. For now, let’s talk about the kitchen. BEFORE BEFORE This was a builder production home we were dealing with.It had a simple, white-ish tiled floor; orange…
  • How To Design Your Entire Room Around Your Prettiest Pillows (Yes, it CAN be done! ;-)

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Regarding your question about pillows......I don’t think I’ve ever designed a room of furnishings without them. As a matter of fact, I can sometimes design a room around just the pillows. I think it's a great way to soften a space, as well as add more expensive fabrics and pattern without going overboard.”That was my answer to a question a reader of my blog sent me about pillows and their importance to the design of a room. Custom pillows It’s not that pillows are really that important, it’s just that using them to introduce some color and pattern in small doses is really…
  • Dismiss Cookie Cutter Design Forever With Fully Customized Pieces

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Custom anything is hot right now.At this summer's Las Vegas Market, I attended a seminar where Thom Filicia, Michelle Nussbaumer, and Timothy Corrigan discussed trends in interior decor and design after viewing showrooms at market. The topic they kept returning to, again and again, was: Customization.Anyone can get anything they want nowadays. If you want it, it’s on the web. Simply drop an image into the Google Images search engine and all the links you need to shop for your products will appear, instantly.More and more often, I’m finding that homeowners don’t want something that…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    CLICK HERE for INSTANT ACCESS! I just spent the past week moving my daughter across the country, from Houston to LA.During that long stretch of packing and hauling and packing and hauling some more, I had had plenty of opportunities to think about the processes involved in moving, relocating, downsizing, and how to keep all of your stuff in control!Stuff is overrated. Especially during a move. You just want to get all of it from one place to another. None of it has a name — to you it's all just a bunch of "stuff".But after you move, once you've settled in to your new somewhere, you…
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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 - 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. - 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 - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • Top 5 Instagrammers You Should Follow …

    Lynne Knowlton
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    You have a hefty job.  You have a family.  You have bat shit crazy fun friends.  You know, you have a freaking life.  Life can be a crazy straw.  Duly noted.  We no like crazy straw.  We like easy straw, … Read More!
  • Blogging: Erhhhmergerd. Are you stumped?

    Lynne Knowlton
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    To be a badass, fearlessly authentic online entrepreneur, it takes work.  Hard work. And balls.  It takes balls to be a woman.  It takes balls to be a blogger.   It takes big balls to stand out in a crowded … Read More!
  • 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!
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    the modern sybarite

  • to the trade – an interior design photo app

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    In June I was in Dallas putting the final touches on a residential project – you know, that point in the process when things start to get a just bit exasperating.  The client was next to me rightly expecting to … Continue reading →This post to the trade – an interior design photo app first appeared on
  • a chic contemporary wood bench

    3 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of my favorite new pieces of modern furniture is a cool contemporary wood bench I just discovered.  Infinitely more versatile than a sofa or chair, I can’t even think of a room where a bench wouldn’t be a welcome … Continue reading →This post a chic contemporary wood bench first appeared on
  • 7 bedroom design tips to note

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    7 bedroom design tips to note is part of a series of helpful decorating tricks and design tips that I’ve collected from various sources – including House Beautiful magazine – and organized them into themes.  I’ve published tips for the kitchen … Continue reading →This post 7 bedroom design tips to note first appeared on
  • bookshelf lamps to brighten a space

    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

    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
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    Apartment Geeks

  • 3 Window Treatments From History That Are Still Popular

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo credit: – 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

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    Photo credit: – 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

    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

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Photo credit: – 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]

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    Source: 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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  • Radiant Inflatable Baby | Keith Haring | Pop Shop, New York City | 1985

    6 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Keith Haring was born May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania and was raised in nearby Kutztown.  He graduated from high school in 1976 and subsequently began his studies in commercial art at the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Deciding that he did not want to be a commercial graphic artist, he dropped out after two semesters.  In 1978, Haring moved to New York City where he became a subway artist and began his emergence into fame.  Haring’s first New York solo exhibition was held in 1981.  In 1982, he made his SoHo gallery debut at the…
  • XXIII Compasso d’Oro 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Return to award index XXIII Compasso d’Oro (2014) Anders Byriel (Chairman), CEO of Kvadrat (Denmark) Vivian Cheng, designer, Director of the Design Center (Hong Kong) Stefan Diez, designer (Germany) Giorgio De Ferrari, designer (Italy) Mario Gagnon, designer, Alto Studio (Canada) Defne Koz, designer (Turkey) Paolo Lomazzi, designer (Italy) Laura Traldi, journalist (Italy) Premi Compasso d’Oro 1199 Panigale motorcycle, Ducati Design Center - Gianandrea Fabbro, Ducati Motor Holding Bellevue table and board for ice cream, Marc Sadler, IFI Bitta nautical bollard lamp, Enzo Berti, Torremato -…
  • 8800 and 7800 bed tray | Olaf von Bohr | Beylerian, United States of America | 1970

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    Many of the plastic items by Kartell, Italy were manufactured domestically in the United States by Beylerian Limited.  Here is one such item in its original box, the bed tray by Olaf von Bohr.  This one is model 7800 in white in the original Beylerian box with Beylerian imprint.  This post updates my original post about the 8800 and 7800 bed tray. The box refers to the object as a “bed & lap tray” suitable for breakfast in bed, a lap desk, a lap tray, and outdoor entertaining.  The back side of the box has pictures of the tray serving each of these functions.
  • orange onion chopper

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Here is an orange onion chopper.  Will chop coarse or fine.  This handy kitchen accessory dates from the late 1970s.  These typically sell on eBay for less than $10 and are relatively common.
  • 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).   
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • New Collections By Joseph Noble

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Joseph Noble has a few new collections that we would like to share with you!  The first is the glamorous Indochine collection!  This collection offers intricate iridescent patterns to wow and excite!  Add some glam to your space! INDOCHINE Collection We are also completely in love with the Scout collection!  The vinyls in this collection are highly durable and come in a wide variety of gorgeous colorways!  They also offer a few metallic finishes too! SCOUT Collection They also have the Smart collection which is another collection of vinyls that is available in 14 different colorways.
  • Spotlight on Gregg Lipton Furniture

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we are featuring the incredible work of Gregg Lipton Furniture.  We have curated a few of our favorite pieces from his collection to share with you! The Custom Keystone Cabinet below is a work of art!  Crafted from tiger maple, ebony and etched glass, this piece really pops!  The angles are unique and striking! Gregg Lipton Furniture Custom Keystone Cabinet We also are in love with these Tusk Chairs!  This beautiful transitional style chair will work well in a traditional home as well as a contemporary design.  The lines, details and style make it very versatile.  The nailhead…
  • Lightwave Laser – Laser Cut Designs!

    7 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    As Designers, we are generally the first to hear about innovative new products.  Recently we stumbled across this incredible company called Lightwave Laser.  They create incredible laser cut designs in wood that can be used for a multitude of decorative applications such as room dividers, window screens, ceiling details and skylight screening and so much more!  Today we want to focus on their work in back-lit laser cut designs and are excited to share a few of our faves with you. First up, this gorgeous blue back-lit laser cut rose design.  Installed as a work of art above the bed, it is…
  • Caught Up In A Weave

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Reminiscent of a boating knot, the Satelight Weaver is a fresh new cutting edge pendant.  It is available in 3 different sizes and can be specified in red, black, beige or coral. Satelight Weaver Pendant This pendant is hand woven with nylon rope, giving it an artisan flair with a unique pattern and texture. Satelight Weaver Pendant in Black and Red The macramé artisans spend hours creating each pendant’s unique form. Satelight Weaver Pendant in Red We love how this pendant can create really cool and interesting shadows on surrounding walls!  Tell us what you think of this fun…
  • Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Kenise Barnes Fine Art is a gallery and consulting firm that features up and coming as well as mid-career contemporary artists and sculptors. Below is a photo of the Cool and Collected ’14 Collection.  The sculptural flowers in the photo are artfully crafted of blown glass and driftwood created by artist David Licata. Cool and Collected ’14 Collection One of our absolute favorite artists whose work we have used for multiple installations in our clients’ homes, Carla Goldberg, is also a featured artist at this Gallery!  See one of her newest works below.  A sea foam…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • French Furniture: Three Desks, Three Styles and a Decorative Arts Glossary

    Courtney Price
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Do you know your French desks? If you were to go shopping for an antique desk could you hold your own on which style is which? If the answer is no, no worries… we are going to look at three desks from three consecutive periods of French decorative arts history… see what differentiates them by placing them into a bigger perspective of time. Related posts: Console Yourself – Console Tables In Interior Design Campaign Furniture A Virtual Stroll Through the Getty Museum
  • Rhinelander Mansion, Home of Ralph Lauren NYC Men’s Flagship Store

    Courtney Price
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The story behind the beautiful Ralph Lauren Men's Flagship store in NYC... Related posts: Ralph Lauren’s Women’s and Home Flagship Store Ralph Lauren Point Dume Collection Ralph Lauren new “One Fifth” Collection
  • Lumo Body Lift – Health Gadget

    Courtney Price
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    this new gadget/app delivers health benefits of good posture - check it out on today's #girlTECH post cc @lumobodytech #health Related posts: Music Lovers and Conference Calling Business Travelers, Here is a Gadget for You: NOMAD- Convenient Charging on the Go ZOMM Wireless Leash
  • Stock Your Pantry for Healthy, Easy Seasonal Salads

    Courtney Price
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Good Ingredients Make Good Food. Period, end. Let's stock the pantry with a few: Related posts: Summer Fruit Salad Dressings Beautiful Layered Salads Easy to Make Loving Los Angeles Food
  • What to See and Where to Eat in San Francisco – a Traveler’s Guide to a Beautiful San Francisco Experience

    Courtney Price
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    What to do and where to eat in San Francisco? Plenty, I have put together a guide: Related posts: Bix Restaurant in San Francisco New Orleans French Quarter Guide Tadich Grill- California’s Oldest Restaurant
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    Inhabit Blog

  • Amazing Lighting Trends for Every Season

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    When you take up lighting, the designs and sources available for you to choose from is endless. In fact the lighting trends keep changing with every season. To stack them up in your home décor is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Trendy Home Office Makeovers on a Budget

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Are you the kind of person who runs office in the same place as your residence? As the age old saying goes “Don’t mix personal stuff with professional life”. The same thing holds good here as well.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Amazing Ways to Upgrade Your Deck

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Planning a deck update and seeing that it is done in a proper way is not an easy task as it seems to be. The main purpose of updating a deck is to give it a new and refreshing look when it looks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Three Reasons to Consider a Loft Conversion

    4 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Many people toy with the idea of having a loft conversion, but a lot of those people don’t go through with it because they are simply unsure how much benefit it will bring. There are a number... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Learn How to Build a Simple Wood Truss

    3 Sep 2014 | 1:17 am
    Looking for the ways on how to build a simple wood truss? First of all, you should know the purpose of building a truss. Trusses are generally used for building a structured roof system in buildings.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Scandinavian Style Interior In Russia

    Melina Divani
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Two-bedroom apartment by int2, with high ceilings in the center of St. Petersburg, Russia, is located in the late 19th century’s building. The main wish of owners could get a bright space with preservation of 4 separate rooms: a bedroom, nursery, living room and kitchen. The house is characterized by the simplicity of the interior and Scandinavian style. High ceilings, white walls and floors, large windows and tall doors make this apartment is visually more spacious, and geometric patterns, bright accessories and colorful decor elements give it a freshen.  The post Scandinavian Style…
  • 27 Tadelakt Bathroom Design Ideas

    Melina Divani
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Tadelakt is becoming increasingly popular around the world. Experts who watch home trends believe that Tadelakt will become the latest development for bathroom design and probably living rooms as well. It’s no surprise due to the many properties Tadelakt holds. For example, it is a natural and ecological product that produces a luxurious and decorative wall finish. Moreover, its waterproof seamless and rather mildly marbled appearance makes it ideal for bathrooms. Tadelakt is formed from lime distinct to the Marrakech constituency of Morocco. The word Tadelakt means “to stroke.” This…
  • 10 Super Ways To Add Storage To Your Kitchen

    Melina Divani
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    Not everyone has the additional storage space when it comes to their kitchen. Sometimes things need to be shuffled around. It’s about repurposing old unused items and creating a new system from the old one. That may seem a bit tricky, but it’s all about being creative to prevent the clutter that can make a kitchen look unsafe and unsanitary. There are a number of DIY projects that can be used if the budget is tight, or you can use professionally installed storage ideas if money is no object. Overall, it’s about being creative, imaginative, and enhancing efficiency. Here are 10 super…
  • New Zara Home Collection Autumn Winter 2014-2015

    Melina Divani
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Zara is a world famous retailer known for quality clothing and trend-setting pieces, so it’s no surprise that their home collection would be equally inspiring. The Zara Home  Collection Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 is full of romanticism, warm textures, neutral tones, and lovely prints. Deeply rich hues of azure, claret, rustic-orange, are cast in a sea of neutral shades. If anything, Zara offers a range of decorative objects, home textiles, and cool furniture designed taken from various periods of history and created with natural and innovative materials. This Zara 2014-2015 collection is…
  • Well-Designed Penthouse With Refined Décor In Muted Tones

    Melina Divani
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    You have probably heard the term “ultimate bachelor pad,” well, with this living space by Staffan Tollgard, you get to view a genuine bachelor pad put together in a penthouse dream version. It’s a quality, sleek, well-designed penthouse with refined décor in muted tones. It’s hip, it’s cool, it’s bohemian but conventional. Each piece of furniture sets stately in its own private space, yet every piece fits together. The combination of styles, shades, and silhouettes complement each other flawlessly. The interesting combination of steel-gray and cobalt-blue creates a depth and…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • BRABBU highlights at Maison Objet Paris 2014

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
    And all comes to an end here at Maison et Objet, Parc des Expositions Nord Villepinte Paris. While BRABBU team and our partner brands, Delightfull and Boca do Lobo, are disassemble HALL 5B-Stand M16, we won’t leave this design agenda without share with you the best moments that BRABBU went through, since in our own stand as in the Business Lounge, and of course at Nelly Rodi magnific “Sharing” exhibition! *HALL 5B-Stand M16, shared with Boca do Lobo and Delightfull Partner brands pieces: - BOCA DO LOBO’s PALACE display, coolors collection -DELIGHTFULL’s DUKE…
  • Flash NEWS: Fresh Art collection to exhibit at Maison Objet 2014

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Today, is the first day of a design agenda journey at Maison et Objet 2014 Paris for BRABBU and its partner brands Boca do Lobo and Delightfull at HALL 5B-Stand M16. Throughout 5 days, (5th to 9th September), Parc des Expositions de Nord Villepinte is the place to be at, where home fashion design, decoration, interior design, home trends and inspirations are gathered to provide an unique design experience. Among those inspirational collections, there is one reference that stands. Art Collection. This collection, with 1 year, made an appearance at IMM Cologne 2014, making a strong statement…
  • Maison et Objet 2014 Trend: Nelly Rodi, Inspiration of 2015!

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    The clock stills ticking…and now, 2 days remaining for another BRABBU design agenda at Maison&Objet ! Year after year, there are a few characteristics that last in each Maison et Objet edition, and in this September edition, scheduled in Paris from 5th to 9th, is time to let you know what is Maison & Objet 2014 trend to see, or if you want…2015 Inspirations. Delightfull and Nelly Rodi at Maison et Objet 2014 January. To view the video, click here More than exhibit mid-century modern furniture design in Maison et Objet September 2014, in Hall 7, visitors will have an…
  • 100 design london 2014: BRABBU exhibits top living room ideas

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    September is almost here….what means, Summer is coming to an end! But don’t worry, because BRABBU and Design are arriving to London and with it modern furniture pieces , where for 4 days (17th to 20th September) will become the capital of Design, to host 100% Design London 2014. BRABBU will share stand L1 with our partner brand, Delightfull Unique Lamps. (see our 2013 exhibition here ). This design agenda event, will happen one week after Maison et Objet 2014 Paris. So, plenty of design to see! 100 % Design London is the UK’s leading contemporary design agenda…
  • Modern Furniture design pieces at Maison et Objet Paris 2014

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Here we’re once again, packing to another Design Agenda week, with one gold in our minds: provide the best contemporary living room ideas, with our mid-century modern furniture design collection. From 5th to 9th September, in Maison et Objet Paris 2014,  BRABBU (Hall 5B, stand M16) promises to give you the most exciting Design experience ever. Check our last Maison et Objet exhibtion, January 2014 (click here) Maison et Objet is the stage that will reunite the brand’s novelties, the best sellers and the most looked by the Press. A cosmopolitan, cozy and fierce ambiance that totally…
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • What Does Warm Decor Mean to You?

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    With invigorating cool weather coming to our part of the world, we’re thinking about feathering our nests, making our homes comfortable for the fall and winter months. While exploring online room images for inspiration, we are often thinking of the descriptive phrase “warm and cozy.” Today, we we excited to share interior spaces that give us decorating ideas to make our homes comfortable and filled with visual warmth. What does warm decor meant to you? This big city apartment entryway is warm in color with rug, furniture and decorative accessory choices that welcome guests…
  • Accent Seating: Pretty Poufs for Every Room

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    No longer reserved for Bohemian style rooms, the pouf or soft-sided ottoman fits beautifully into many decor styles from contemporary to industrial. In recent years, this ultra portable accent seating in the form of versatile poufs caught the attention of many when Moroccan style burst to the forefront of interior design and decorating trends. In last week’s post, we shared eight rooms that used poufs to great advantage. Today, poufs are our topic again. Here’s a sampling of poufs from our Accent Seating Collection at Arcadian Home:   This irresistible round pouf is made in…
  • Decorating with Poufs

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    In need of extra accent seating? Consider the versatile pouf. In a myriad of styles, sizes, shapes and materials, poufs can fit into just about any style room. From casual and colorful  to chic and elegant, these eye-catching very movable seats look beautiful no matter where they reside. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite rooms that feature poufs in all sorts of interesting ways. Please enjoy! If Bohemian chic is your style, poufs of all sorts can bring color, pattern and texture into your rooms. Poufs are a natural fit for this “no holds barred” eclectic look.
  • Kitchen Trends: Open Shelving is Here to Stay

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Open shelves are becoming more and more visible in kitchen design. And no wonder, they’re practical and efficient and look great in any style, from farmhouse to contemporary. Today, we’re sharing different ways to bring beauty and functionality to your kitchen open shelving. With lots of vintage charm, the kitchen of a contemporary coastal cottage home shows us just how beautiful and functional open shelves can be. You’ll notice the effectiveness of under cabinet, or in this case, under shelf lighting. Open shelving is a brilliant design choice in this jaw-dropping…
  • New Arrivals: Colorful Home Decor Accessories

    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…
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    66 Owls

  • Retail Design Week: Lush Spa and Cosmetics, UK

    10 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    I will be reviewing stores on high street each week. This week, I went to Lush on Princes Street in Edinburgh. They have an amazing store which apparently looks like a Candy store from outside . When you step inside you are welcomed by not only friendly staff but also lovely scents from different soaps and products. What you notice from a designer point of view is that they keep the natural theme by using natural elements like wood in all of their stores. They use it to highlight the fact that their products are made from natural elements. Display is designed in a way that you not only notice…
  • Top 5 product designs from Lithuania

    4 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    Today I am going to start a new series of articles about products in different countries. Since my love of life belong from Lithuania so I start from products design from Lithuania and I was surprised how amazing was the designs. The top 5 product designs are selected on basis of visual appeal, content and utility. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog and check out our facebook page “66 Owls” to stay updated about latest articles. I have listed some products here but if you have any favourite then do let me know so i feature them in my next article: 1. 999 –…
  • Stunning Interior of Flats and Apartments in Edinburgh

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    If you are living in an apartment in Edinburgh, you can feel the pressure to differentiate yourself and stand out from others while sharing same exterior. Since I had a request for ideas to design interior of flats/apartments in Edinburgh, today I am going to share some great interiors of apartments in Edinburgh design by famous interior design company, Malcolm Duffin, who are known to make most of limited space. I would love to hear from you about your favourite interior design company or interior of your apartment or home and places where you go for shopping. Malcolm Duffin Malcolm Duffin…
  • Top 5 designers to follow on Instagram

    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

    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. 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…
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  • In the Frank Lloyd Wright Style

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designIt is impossible to pick just one favorite from Valentino’s exquisite Pre-Fall 2014 collection, but this particular ensemble definitely caught my eye. A colorful mix reminiscent of the Frank Lloyd Wright style. Add in a sprinkle of Aztec and Native American influence and a classically ecclectic room emerges. The late furniture designer Sam Maloof’s rocking […]The post In the Frank Lloyd Wright Style appeared first on .
  • Design Inspiration: One Thing Leads to Another

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designDesign inspiration comes in all forms. The trick is forging a new creative path between seemingly disparate elements. When conceptualizing a room design, or any creative endeavor, I draw from varied yet interrelated sources for a unexpected perspective. Take a vintage fashion photograph to creatures of flight and the mysterious outdoors. A definitive consensus can […]The post Design Inspiration: One Thing Leads to Another appeared first on .
  • Andy Warhol: Challenge Convention

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe post Andy Warhol: Challenge Convention appeared first on .
  • Cool Classics: The Femme Fatale

    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

    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 .
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  • Modern flooring ideas with cork material

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    Do you know what are the major features and advantages of a cork flooring? If not, have a look at […] The post Modern flooring ideas with cork material appeared first on Founterior.
  • Stylish Notes of Elegance Using Fireplaces

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    Fireplaces are a symbol of warmth and coziness. They are the gathering focal point inside a home full of love […] The post Stylish Notes of Elegance Using Fireplaces appeared first on Founterior.
  • Functional Contemporary Interior Solutions with Wall Built-In Beds

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    Wall beds, or the so called Murphy beds, can save you plenty of space! During my years of studying interior […] The post Functional Contemporary Interior Solutions with Wall Built-In Beds appeared first on Founterior.
  • Modern and Contemporary Home Lighting Fixtures

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    Hello friends and welcome back to Founterior – your online interior design magazine that will guide your through the world […] The post Modern and Contemporary Home Lighting Fixtures appeared first on Founterior.
  • Fascinating Examples and Images of Luxurious Bedrooms

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Luxurious mansions are not an easy to achieve task. They are very expensive but honestly, every dollar spent on them […] The post Fascinating Examples and Images of Luxurious Bedrooms appeared first on Founterior.
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  • 6 ways to get rid of bad odors in your home

    Wendy Weinert
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    I can handle a little clutter in my home from time to time, but as hard as I try to keep my home tidy, I know I’m not perfect. What I can’t handle, however, is a bad odor – and I certainly don’t want guests walking into my home if there is a rotten smell lurking. These six tips can help you conquer foul odors if they are becoming a problem in your home. Open the windows: Fresh air is often the best way to eliminate bad smells. Even in the middle of winter, you can open your windows for just a few minutes to get rid of odors naturally. Photo credit: A Simpler Thyme…
  • Messy house? Here are 5 things you can blame it on

    Wendy Weinert
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    We all want a clean house, but sometimes life, kids and our own habits can get in the way. If you feel like you come home every day to a messy house, there may be a few reasons why. Here are five problems that can make it difficult to keep a clean home and how to overcome them. #1 Your schedule is busy and you don’t have a lot of time to clean. It’s hard to keep a house clean when you’re constantly on the move or your to-do list seems to never end. Taking time to clean, however, is important because a tidy home will help you feel less stressed and more organized. Even taking…
  • Tricky trend: Translucents – when to use and how to use them

    Wendy Weinert
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    A clear decorative figurine displayed in the living room is one thing, but a clear coffee table or chair? That’s something different entirely. Furnishing your home with translucent furniture can be tricky – which is why I’ve compiled some tips to help make it easier. First, before you go out and buy a new clear piece of furniture, determine whether the trend can work in your home and how to best incorporate it into your interior design. Styles that work best with translucent furniture Minimalism is a defining characteristic of modern homes, and sometimes contemporary homes, too.
  • How to fill an open shelving unit with purpose

    Wendy Weinert
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    Open shelving, to me, is a great concept. It gives people the chance to store household items and add visual appeal to their space as well. Of course, open shelving units don’t automatically bring style to a room. It all depends on what items you choose to store and where you place them. Here are some tips that I’ve found useful when filling an open shelf. The best items to store can be considered decorative, too.  Behind closed doors, it doesn’t matter what I choose to store because those objects will only be seen when the doors are open. With an open shelf, however,…
  • First impressions count: How to improve your home’s curb appeal

    Wendy Weinert
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    I’m sure you already know the importance of a good first impression – after all, there’s a reason why we show up to job interviews in suits instead of sweat pants. It’s the same reason why we clean the house before guests come to stay. The interior of your home, however, is not what people will notice first. Curb appeal describes the visual attractiveness of your house when it is seen from the street. Before guests get a peak at the entryway, the living room or the guest room of your home, they will notice your home’s front yard and exterior. Boost your home’s…
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  • Artist Stephanie Jaffe Werner Uses Trend Terrazzo to Create Veteran Memorial

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Devotion drives passion in the heart of Stephanie Jaffe Werner, a mixed media artist. Raised in New York and currently living in South Florida, Stephanie’s unique talent has earned her the respect of being selected by public juries and commissioned by private enterprises to design and construct numerous interior and exterior permanent installations across the state of Florida. Last year, the town of Miami Lakes posted a call to artists to submit a design for a permanent iconic landmark sculpture to honor veterans from all five branches of the United States Armed Forces. The landmark was to…
  • Eight Great Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Today’s unsettled real estate market has prompted homeowners on the selling end to reevaluate the appeal of their property by tweaking some of the downsides and increase their home’s value. Here is a snapshot of what professionals say are the best ways to boost the value of your house and get the most return on your money: 1. Open up the Space New buyers are looking for open floor plans with large spaces that are family-friendly. Knocking down a non-structural wall between the kitchen and den, for example, is one of the most popular ways to appeal to new homebuyers. For an investment of a…
  • 2014 Top Home Improvement Trends by Industry Experts

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Today’s homeowners are feeling confident about home remodeling after bouncing back from the recent recession by diving into a fresh set of design ideas that are trending in 2014. Industry experts weigh in on their predictions for the latest interior design and home remodeling trends. A 2013 Hanley Wood survey revealed that remodeling sales are up 10 percent (when compared to 2012), and this number is expected to increase another 10 percent in 2014, according to 45 percent of remodelers who were surveyed. Among all rooms in a home, kitchen remodels scored highest and bathroom renovations…
  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vote for your favorite home style among the most popular home styles in America! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer and are looking for a larger home for your expanding family or you are downsizing from your empty nest, knowing which home style is best for your lifestyle is half the battle. Here’s a snapshot of the most popular home styles and why one of them may be your “home sweet home”:   Craftsman Bungalow – This is a triangular-shaped designed home with a low-pitched roof. This popular home style is made of mixed materials of brick, wood and stone. Typically, Craftsman…
  • Privacy Solutions for Outdoor Spaces

    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…
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  • Decorate With Fruits

    Vidya Sudarsan
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Fruits instantly add splashes of color to any room. In this page, I've showcased a few fruit creations that blend dazzling yellows, bright reds, azure blues, and soothing greens into a stunning masterpiece that's a healthy addition to any party. There's no need to add any artificial colors to any of these fruits--it's simply Mother nature at it's very best. They come in these vibrant hues.. and all you need is imagination to decorate with…
  • Vibrant Hues For Your Home

    Vidya Sudarsan
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Are you looking for inspirations for creating a radiant room? Well, you're at the right place; I've collected a series of vibrant rooms that will refresh you. These bright hues are bound to energize and impress most of us.. especially if you love all color combinations. It is not an easy task for an interior designer to include vivid shades in a room without making it too flashy. Are you loving this cheerful collection as much as I am? Looking forward to your…
  • Decor By The Door Bell

    Vidya Sudarsan
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Have you ever thought about adding planters by your door bell? Your front porch is where your guests arrive, and it sets an impression about your home. It does not matter if this space is big or small, as I am sure there is room for a planter. In this page, I have a few stunning ideas that will create a welcoming front yard right by the door bell. I totally fell in love with the color combination of the plants and planters because they bring in character and warmth to any home. Do you agree with…
  • Pattern Inspiration Via Vegetable Gardens

    Vidya Sudarsan
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Adding patterns in design usually involves more work than it takes to simply add colors and textures. I'm always looking for patterns that are visually appealing - and I was able to find them in these vegetable gardens. These patches are planted with interesting patterns that are inspired by interior design principles. A good designer will always look for cues from anything and everything that is aesthetic, creative, and engaging. Who wouldn't want to create a vegetable patch that can not only provide food, but also add a flair of design to the…
  • ModCloth's Cutest Things

    Vidya Sudarsan
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    ModCloth is always surprising me with the cutest things that I never come across anywhere else. I frequently visit this online shop to browse through their new arrivals. While doing so, I found these adorable items! Hope you like them...Beautiful Balance VaseCloths PinFun DishJewelry StandScarf HolderNail Dryer
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    Tony's Textiles Blog

  • Tony’s BBQ Pulled Pork

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    All this talk of decorating has worked up a bit of an appetite at Tony’s HQ and we fancied a bit of a barbecue. This recipe is dead simple. Make the sauce the night before, turn on the slow cooker at breakfast time and by the time you come home from work it’s ready to go. Serve with chips, corn and breadrolls…yum! Ingredients 1.5kg boneless pork shoulder and for the BBQ sauce you need… 1 tbsp olive oil 1 finely chopped onion 3 chopped garlic cloves 400g tin chopped tomatoes 85g brown sugar 3 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 tbsp Chipotle sauce 3 tbsp sherry vinegar First…
  • Getting ready for University

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    It’s been a couple of weeks since the A-Level results came out and the countdown is on for students across the country ahead of the new university year. Moving away from home for the first time can be stressful enough so why not think about how you’re going to furnish your room, flat or house? Here are our top 5 essentials… 1. Duvet, pillows and bedding A decent duvet is a must – it’ll get you through some cold nights and also be a life saver when you’re curled up on a sofa nursing a hangover (try to drink responsibly!). You’ll also need pillows and other bedding so get…
  • New in: Fabulous curtains to transform your windows

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    After spending summer outdoors you may be starting to think about decorating a few of your rooms as the nights start to draw in. We’ve added some fab new curtains to our range which make any window into an effective feature. For a real classic look there’s no better choice than our Harrogate Tapestry Curtains. Featuring an intricate leaf design, these curtains also come with matching ties and cushions. Stripes have been big news this year and our Wentworth Striped Eyelet Curtains will make sure your room looks modern and stylish. If you fancy bold, block colour then it’s worth…
  • Your top curtain questions answered!

    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!

    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,…
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    The Decor Lounge | The Decor Lounge

  • Never Trust Anyone Who Doesn’t Love Cheese: Mintwood Home

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    According to Mintwood Home: One of our favorite Go Home items (and also one of our best-sellers) is this pair of outback candle holders. They make a great gift and add the perfect touch of rustic charm to your home. We’re also pretty obsessed with the piggy cheeseboard, never trust anyone who doesn’t love cheese!   Mintwood Home is an online home decor company focused on giving customers access to designer fabrics and timeless home accessories that transition seamlessly from home to future home. Their target customer is young, smart, confident, and upbeat. She has a unique…
  • A Pop of Color on Natural Materials: J. Heiland Interiors

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Whether it’s a single room or an entire home,  J. Heiland Interiors’ goal is to help clients create an environment that reflects their character and lifestyle. They provide exceptional design results by combining their experience and creativity with quality contractors and craftsmen. They believe in open communication as a key to achieving your goals. The result is a stylish, well organized, living space that functions for the way you live. Specializing in premier residential interiors for 15 years, Their commitment to customer service and the creative process provide a rewarding…
  • A Vintage Club Room: Twin Gate Designs

    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

    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 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

    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 chat…so if you need stock levels or…
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    Blog with Interior Designer News and Furniture News

  • London Design Festival 2014

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    London Design Festival Check back in a few days to read our report on the seasons most awaited trade event, London Design Festival. With over 200 events held across London, September's event allows buyers, trend forecasters, interior designers & architects to view the most recent collections of designer furniture, contemporary lighting and home accessories on the market. We’ll bring back the best edit of new designs from our featured brands such as Ginger & Jagger, Boca do Lobo, Anglepoise, as well as a new-curated collection for you to…
  • What's On | September 2014 Events

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's September edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of September 2014. Summer may appear to be over, but there are many of events you can still enjoy and that can light up your mood! 1-30 September iTunes Festival Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH) The famous music festival is finally back this year. There will be 30 nights of live concerts, well worth attending. Make sure you check the website and buy tickets before it’s too late! Leave your worries at home and be prepared to jump and sing out loud. iTunes…
  • London's Best Almond Croissants

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    The cup cake, the donut and the cronut have all received acclaim, some deserved and some less so (I’m looking at you, sickly sweet miniature cake) and yet, the almond croissant continues to go underappreciated. Until a few weeks ago, I believed myself to be the only almond croissant champion in, well – all of England – and then like a storm on a sweltering hot summer’s day, a deluge of enthusiasm rained down, restoring my faith in the nation’s zest for excellent viennoiserie. I haven’t always been a fan of the nutty croissant. Having made the…
  • Top 10 Wedding Dresses: Timeless Artefacts

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    1. 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.   2. 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!   3. Jacqueline Bouvier got married to John…
  • 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…
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • Trendy Feminine Living Rooms With A Dash Of Delicate Finesse!

    Sherry Nothingam
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Designing and decorating a living room is all about finding that ideal balance between practicality and aesthetics. While a bedroom with a distinct feminine vibe is easy to shape and offers many more options in terms of decor and accessories, crafting a feminine living room requires a lot more care. For starters, not all of us are comfortable with a room that is filled with soft hues, pastel colors and decor that has a distinct feminine appeal. Most homeowners obviously tend to opt for gender-neutral settings that often seem more masculine, thanks to the use of clean, straight lines.White…
  • KAZA Unleashes Ornate Concrete Tile Collection With Geometric Brilliance

    Sherry Nothingam
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    We are no strangers to the beautiful and innovative lineup of concrete tiles from KAZA, and it was just a few months back that we stumbled upon Cracked Earth floor tiles that became a major talking point at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. With the London Design Festival ’14 here, KAZA is all set to unveil a brand new collection of concrete tiles that promises to add both geometric and textural contrast to contemporary interiors. Dubbed as Concurrent Constellations, this creative and captivating lineup consists of four different pieces that have been carefully crafted by select artists…
  • Exclusive Loft Townhouse In Vancouver Sizzles With Cuztomized Design Solutions

    Sherry Nothingam
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Downtown Vancouver is renowned for its beautiful industrial lofts that tend to combine the modern with the classic design style that is so unique to the city. While this stylish loft townhouse in the Pomaria neighborhood does not embrace any industrial overtones, it sure charms you with its smart usage of available space and proximity to the bustling English Bay. Spread across three different levels and 1223 square feet, the custom-crafted townhouse exudes an airy and spacious vibe thanks to the square clean-lined architecture, which visually enhances the compact rooms. A variety of textures…
  • 10 Creative Spaces That Showcase Modern Interior Design

    Kate Simmons
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Have you been enjoying our “10 Rooms” series? Each week, we bring you 10 amazing spaces that feature the best in modern design. These are rooms that take you to another place. Sometimes they make you feel like you’re on vacation. Today they’ll hopefully inspire some creativity. In fact, all of today’s featured rooms are places where you could write a short story, plan your next DIY project or have that one great epiphany that changes your life. Yes, interiors have the power to help us focus on our creative pursuits and inspire true greatness. The interesting…
  • 20 DIY Projects To Try This Fall

    Kate Simmons
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Once fall hits, I’m filled with energy! In my part of the world, it stays hot (and I mean hot) through most of September, so when the temperatures drop and suddenly it’s comfortable outside during daytime hours, my mind turns to home improvement. And DIY projects! In celebration of the fresh start that fall inspires, I’ve rounded up 20 DIY projects to try this season. They aren’t fall-themed, but they’re definitely season-appropriate. I’ll explain more below. One more note: to make “the list” today, each DIY project had to meet two criteria. The…
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    Leovan Design

  • Fall Lawn Care Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Lawn care during the fall is very important for enhancing your outdoor space, for promoting healthy grass and plant growth the next spring, and for ensuring your lawn stays healthy through the winter.  Here are my tips for maintaining your lawn for a healthy, green, and beautiful look in the following spring and summer: Test and correct your soil pH (acidity) level if needed. Most lawns
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Terry’s Blinds in UK

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Recently Terry’s Blinds in the UK asked to interview me for their Designer Insights series. Designer Insights includes interviews with fabulous expert designers in the field of interior and landscape design, as well as home staging and home renovation.  I’m pleased to be featured on their “Designer Insights” interview series. <!-- AddThis Follow BEGIN --> Follow
  • 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
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    First Apartment Checklist

  • Best Sushi Knife Top 3 – Reviews of the Best Sushi Knives

    Nick Vinken
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    If you’re serious about sushi and want to perfect your sushi making skills, getting a high quality sushi knife is definitely a smart idea. Making good sushi requires a certain type of knife, a knife that is sharp enough to cut those really thin slices of fish, vegetables and meat. Traditional Japanese Sashimi knives (also… Read More » Best Sushi Knife Top 3 – Reviews of the Best Sushi Knives is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Sushi Knife Top 3 – Reviews of the Best Sushi Knives appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives

    Nick Vinken
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    We’ve got to admit: a cheese knife set is not really an essential item that needs to be part of your basic kitchen equipment. But if you’re a frequent cheese eater, you might want to invest in a good quality cheese knife set. Cheese knives also make nice presents, for birthday or housewarming parties for… Read More » Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats

    Nick Vinken
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    If there’s one thing that your home really needs, it’s a nice doormat. Doormats give your visitors the opportunity to wipe their feet, so you can keep your house clean. They also make visitors feel welcome. But why should you go for a standard, boring doormat? Get a funny doormat (or welcome mat) instead! These… Read More » 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers

    Nick Vinken
    10 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Moving day has arrived! You’ve gathered all the stuff you need and you’ve packed it all up following some of our tips. Now it’s time to actually start moving. Unless you’ve got a really small load of stuff you need to move, getting a moving van is definitely a good idea. You can rent vans at… Read More » How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas

    Nick Vinken
    14 Nov 2013 | 7:15 am
    Over the past decades, the TV has gotten a prominent role in the decoration of our living rooms. The arrangement of furniture is often pointed at the the all-mighty tube, and in the evening we’re all centered around it. Some even eat their dinner in front of it. Not everyone is a big fan of this… Read More » Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Hardwood vs. tile flooring in your kitchen

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    You may not realise it, but you actually spend quite a large amount of time in your kitchen. Whether you’re cooking, eating, cleaning, entertaining, or simply passing through en route to another room, your kitchen will see a lot of usage over the years – and because of this, you want it to be a place that you enjoy spending time in. When it comes to decorating your kitchen, most people will opt for either hardwood or tile flooring. Both of these options require an initial investment, so before making a decision you need to understand the differences between the two, and the…
  • How To Clean Wooden Floors

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Wooden flooring looks amazing and we have a wide range of different types here at Just Wood that can work in any home. However, many people are reluctant and nervous about investing in wood flooring because they are afraid that it takes a lot of time and effort to clean. But actually the complete opposite is true. Quality hardwood flooring is actually easier to clean and maintain than carpet. You just need to follow a few simple rules. Sweeping Wooden Floors The best and easiest way to give wooden floors a clean is to sweep them. Unlike carpets wooden floors don’t hold dust and hair so…
  • Matching your furniture to your hardwood flooring

    5 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Hardwood flooring gives a gorgeous, luxurious look and feel to whatever room you fit it in, completely transforming your home, while also adding considerable value. For a truly outstanding makeover, however, you won’t want to just stop after your flooring. You now have more choice than ever before when it comes to hardwood flooring, so if you take the time to weigh up your options, you can find something absolutely perfect.  While people are putting a great deal of time and effort into choosing the right hardwood flooring for their home, we don’t always put the same thought…
  • The Benefits of Wood Flooring

    3 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Wood flooring provides a timeless and classic look to any home. Here at Just Wood we are experts at making, installing and updating hardwood floors. We know the benefits of this type of flooring compared to others and we want to share them with you. Long Lasting One of the main benefits of wood flooring is that it is long lasting. We not only sell new wood flooring but we also renovate old floors. With a little TLC wood floors that were laid decades ago are still perfectly useable and durable. If you invest in a wooden floor then you are in fact saving yourself money as you won’t have…
  • Should You Be Sanding Your Own Floor

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Making the decision to have hardwood flooring installed in your home involves a financial investment, but will be worth it due to the beauty and feeling of luxury your new flooring will provide, as well as the increased value it will add to your home. It is completely natural for you to want to look after your investment, and ensure that your beautiful new flooring retains its original appeal for years and years. While we have already discussed sanding small areas of your floor to fix any scratches or dents, what about if you want to sand and refinish your entire floor? While it is possible…
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    Home Stratosphere

  • Bates Masi Architects Transform Kit Home into a Stunning Modern Home

    HS Editor
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This gallery features the Far Pond home, a complete reconstruction by Bates Masi Architects. The parameters set forth by the client were to keep the existing structure of a 1970’s kit house while doubling the size. The existing structure consists of glulam post and beam construction connected with steel plates. The designers approached this project with a novel take on sustainability, minimizing waste by limiting the construction to essential components. This process eliminated much of the typical construction waste. Prefabricated shear wall panels, used in hurricane prone…
  • 36 Elegant Living Rooms that are Beautifully Decorated

    HS Editor
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Welcome to our gallery featuring pictures of elegant living room designs. This collection houses rooms that anyone would be proud to douse in superlatives, including luxurious, stately, lush, and grand. With a dizzying array of styles, materials, and colors matched in endless combination, these rooms are set to inspire awe in all who enter. The only truly recurring motifs are a focus on texture and detail, and a strong visual narrative tying the disparate spaces together. Some of these rooms share large, open spaces with dining and kitchen areas. Some pack a surprising amount of fine detail…
  • The Azumi, A Japanese Zen-Style Home By Webb & Brown-Neaves

    HS Editor
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Today we present the Azumi, a brand new modern four bedroom, two bathroom home inspired by Japanese architecture, by Webb & Brown-Neaves. Aiming for the naturally harmonious Zen experience of Japanese art, the Azumi boasts iconic shoji screens, water gardens, timber ceilings, and horizontally oriented windows. The home practically breathes traditional Japanese influence. Designed for the day to day livability a family requires, the Azumi features the standard Webb & Brown-Neaves attention to sophistication and comfort. Large open central space includes gourmet kitchen,…
  • DIY: How to Build a Kitchen Island with Wine Rack

    HS Editor
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Step-by-step instructions to build a great portable kitchen island Allowing for extra storage, usable counter space, and of course more wine, this DIY kitchen island will boost the value and utility of your kitchen, provided you have some free time, tools, and just a bit of skill. Phase 1: Gather tools and wood First, collect all of the tools needed for this project: 1. Power saws (A miter saw works great for frame cuts, although you can use any saw for straight cuts. A jig saw is good for rounding the corners of the top.) 2. Drill 3. Kreg Pocket Hole Jig (We used the R3 model) 4.
  • Soaring Modern Loft Interior Design by Ippolito Fleitz Group

    HS Editor
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the Loft ESN project, a creation of Ippolito Fleitz Group. A couple years ago, an agency moved out of a loft space in Palmscher Park, Esslingen, a former army barracks from the late Wilhelmine era. A family with young children were interested in reinventing the site into a new home. The neighborhood has become a popular residential area thanks to an enviable hillside location, ten minutes walking distance from the center of Esslingen. Ippolito Fleitz Group were hired to craft this striking, open design living space to wild success. The minimalist shape…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Beautiful Bathroom Design Ideas…From Jimmy Kimmel!

    Donna Hoffman
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Whether you love Jimmy Kimmel like I do or think he’s better on mute, you have to admit that you can take a great design cue or two from these beautifully designed bathrooms in the home he’s just put up on the market. Way to go, Jimmy…or way to go, Jimmy’s designer! As a side note, if you can pony up $2.3 million, you too can own these exact bathrooms, along with the house that’s attached to them. But first, on to our design lesson. From Jimmy Kimmel. The Blue Bath Cue #1: The Power of One vs The Many. One color. One single tile. But broadcast it over a large surface area in a…
  • Dealing with a Room You Can’t Stand

    Donna Hoffman
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    “Yick, I hate this room.” Do you ever feel that? Ever walk past one bug-a-boo of a room at your place and every time you do you think, “#!#*@!!, this room is driving me crazy! If only it was X. If only it had a Y. I can’t stand the way it looks,” or “I can’t stand the way it feels.” You know, we once polled people and asked them to describe how they felt when they walked by a room in their home that they disliked. We heard everything from “Like jumping out of my skin,” to “Now I just try not to look at it when I walk by,” or my favorite, “It makes me want to leave…
  • 3 Top Ways to Get the Most Out of a Cabinet Maker

    Donna Hoffman
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Give me a great custom cabinet maker any day. Expect higher costs than you would encounter with a semi custom group, sure.  But you will never hear the words, “This doesn’t come in that size or that color.” Rather, the world is your oyster. To get the most out of working with a top quality cabinet maker I recommend the following wise design Golden Rules. 1) Patience is a virtue. A custom cabinet maker will never  be as fast as a semi custom or pre-fab group. That’s because nothing is pre-built…not even the cabinet boxes themselves. True artisanal work is what…
  • How To (Im)Politely Decline to Lift Furniture

    Donna Hoffman
    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

    Donna Hoffman
    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…
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  • Hello world!

    8 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Chic California

  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #37

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #37 Welcome to another awesome link party! We couldn’t do it without you and boy the projects, recipes, DIY, design and fashion you share with us are so impressive! Keep ‘em coming! Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits Here’s What Your {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #37 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Creamy Milk Paint Buffet: My Old Favorite

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Creamy Milk Paint Buffet: My Old Favorite Remember I told you that my most favorite piece of furniture I ever painted was this gray hutch? Well, that’s my new favorite. But I never told you about my old favorite. The one before my new favorite! This one… She wasn’t much to look at at first. {Read More...} The post Creamy Milk Paint Buffet: My Old Favorite appeared first on Chic California.
  • How to Paint Perfect Stripes on a Wall (Even a Textured One!)

    9 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    How To Paint Perfect Stripes on a Wall (Even a Textured One!) One of the projects that I’ve been working on to complete my Home Office/Craft Room Makeover was my feature striped wall. I’ve seen striped walls all over Pinterest and I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to try it. I love that it creates {Read More...} The post How to Paint Perfect Stripes on a Wall (Even a Textured One!) appeared first on Chic California.
  • Home Office/Craft Room Makeover Reveal

    5 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is a Sponsored Post Home Office/Craft Room Reveal It’s finally here! It’s time to reveal my  Renu Challenge Home Office/Craft Room Makeover! Just in case you missed it let me refresh your memories with some before pics. I know it’s not the worst space and I’m grateful to even have a space for my {Read More...} The post Home Office/Craft Room Makeover Reveal appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #36

    4 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #36 The kids are back in school, the weather is starting to cool off, and fall projects are in full swing! We can’t wait to FALL in love with what you’ve been up to! Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits Here’s {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #36 appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Butterfly House by Feldman Architecture

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Butterfly House is a private residence designed by Feldman Architecture. It is located in Carmel, California, USA, and is surrounded by spectacular rolling hills. Butterfly House by Feldman Architecture: “Taking the client’s vision of butterflies visiting the site as inspiration, the architects divided the house into three smaller pavilions, which land lightly on the site and are capped by expressive roofs. Each pavilion has a separate function: the central pavilion..More...
  • Home Renovation in Portland

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    The owner of this eclectic home is the force behind its 12-year-long renovation, done bit by bit and resulting in the present apartment, located in Portland, Oregon, USA. Covering an area of 2,400 square feet, the home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Photos by: KuDa PhotographyMore...
  • Vila Leopoldina Loft by Diego Revollo Arquitetura

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    Vila Leopoldina Loft is a residential project completed by Diego Revollo Arquitetura. It is located in São Paulo, Brazil. Photos courtesy of Diego Revollo ArquiteturaMore...
  • CarLoft

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    CarLoft is an elegant apartment located in Kreuzberg, a trendy district of Berlin, Germany. The apartment has 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms, and is available for short-term rent. CarLoft: “The CarLoft in Berlin-Kreuzberg is the perfect location for special events in an extraordinary setting.This apartment combines private living space with a showroom and an event venue, thus fitting the innovative Berlin scene of design and fashion. Here every stay becomes..More...
  • Modern Property

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    This modern property is located in Lasne, Belgium. Its interior is luminous and spacious, with a sophisticated sense of elegance. It is currently for sale for $1.6 million. Buy it now! Modern Property: “Limit Waterloo – in the town of Lasne , near St. John’s International School, contemporary family home designed by the Bureau d’architecture Olivier Dwek in 2007, developing a total constructed area of ± 625m2 (6,727ft2) on a..More...
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  • Luxury Vila Madalena with Smooth Indoor Decor

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    This modern luxury house situated in culturally and socially interesting neighborhood of São Paulo is typical Brazilian contemporary design example. Modern lux and elegant comfort fill the premises – high-quality materials – polished wood, marble and stone constructs, shining surfaces and glass partitions interact in black metal framing. The robust architectural structure is dynamically vivid by the close relation with the surrounding gardens. Black aluminum framed floor-to-ceiling windows secure unobstructed view and passage between the indoor greenery and the indoor smooth décor.
  • Organic-Geometric Concrete Tile by KAZA Concrete

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    KAZA launch new concrete tile collection – Concurrent Constellations at London Design Festival. They impress with geometry and ornamentation pattern, easily change the wall, giving it a three-dimensional vision. Read the rest of Organic-Geometric Concrete Tile by KAZA Concrete originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Ceramic Art Piece by Thomas Laurens

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    This white ring is a ceramic art piece, a sculpture designed by Thomas Laurens: “This piece, like the changes we strive for takes vision and patience but then the accomplishment suits the exercise somewhat. Time changes a man but always the core of this man is a stable element, you don’t always realise that it’s there but you return to it eventually. This piece represents two years of my life.” Read the rest of Ceramic Art Piece by Thomas Laurens originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Fichman Residence-Wooden Rhapsody for Bohemian Life-Style

    13 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    Wooden rhapsody for bohemian life-style; vine cellar, art collections and sliding panels in gorgeous wooden colors. Inspired from Japanese tradition and elegant simplicity the minimalistic furnishing and multipurpose arrangements fit the small penthouse architecture perfectly. With clever design approach, even the sleeping futons are easily tucked away so that the tatami mats can be used for other daily purposes. The architects and developers from regionalArchtects execute skillful crafting of contemporary architectural detail while composing the design and artful ambiance for this downtown…
  • Loft ESN – an Exceptional Transformation into Spacious Living Space

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    There are a many interesting, unique and noteworthy aspects of this contemporary loft architecture and design. One of them it’s the history of its functions; following the latest tendency of transforming the industrial areas of all big and prospering city into residential neighborhoods the architects from Ippolito Fleitz Group created this spacious and vital living space on the place of former army barracks and ex office space at the industrial area of Esslingen. Read the rest of Loft ESN – an Exceptional Transformation into Spacious Living Space originally posted on…
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  • Beautiful seating at designjunction2014 - London Design Festival

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Modus launch four new products at London Design Festival this week: Move by Jonathan PrestwichApriletta sofa by Sir Kenneth Grange and recent RCA graduate Jack SmithApril  Lily designed by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fun and colourful KIDS BEDLINEN, sets and toys

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    Are looking  for interesting bedding for your kids? It is the fastes and most easy way to refresh the kids' room. Have a look at some beautiful sets of kids bedlinen that might be just what are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cool Design for Your Kids

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:58 am
    Pac Man Ghost Floating LampPinPres by OOO My DesignHugglePod HangOutPrincess Duvet by SnurkMy Neighbor Totoro BedShoot Again Indoor Basketball Hoop SetiPooding Liquid Filled iPhone... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cool things for your home

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Are you inspired by beautiful design? Do you like to be surrounded by it in your everyday life? Let me share with you some of my latest findings: Pi Bowl is part of the Pi Collection... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The beauty of mosaics

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
     Photo by: Linny MorrisThe concrete floor balances beautifully the bright mosaic. The Gideå table is from IKEA, the Karim Rashid Oh chairs are from Umbra, and the Erik Magnussen kerosene Ship’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Howkapow’s Summer Photoshoots!

    Rog How
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    We had great fun this Summer shooting our pictures in the studio. We generally tend to shoot a large landscape photo for our homepage scroller on the Howkapow site, combined with a few alt shots for the product photos as well as a picture for our newsletter. It helps to be organised! This Summer we launched our new Kids Category as well as a new Food Category and had a bumper Summer Sale - so we had a lot of new products to work with… The pieces above come from our Kids Category - and are all hand-made from British oak by designers, Hop & Peck. Siobhan our studio manager (and…
  • Teapigs & Jansen+Co Mug Competition!

    Cat How
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    All this week we’re giving away a set of our lovely orchid Jansen+Co Ceramic Mugs and a pack of Teapigs Teas on Twitter! Our Mug Set is worth £27.50 and the mugs come in orchid, dusty purple, aubergine and cashmere pink shades. They are dishwasher and microwave safe and made from high quality ceramic. The Teapigs set is their ‘Adventurous Cheeky’ range – consisting of a pack of Chilli Chai (real flakes of chilli with cardamon, cinnamon and ginger); Chocolate Flake (top notch teapigs tea with chocolate flakes); Popcorn Tea (a Japanese tea known as Genmaicha, this…
  • Ben Fiess

    Cat How
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    American ceramicist Ben Fiess creates some of the most beautiful jars I’ve seen. Made with a four-part construction that uses two cork plugs and a contrasting rubber band to close the jar, they are about 4.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide. They come in a range of creamy colours and pastel shades with flecks, specks and pretty imperfections produced by iron oxides and carbonates. Whilst at Indiana University, Ben developed his idiosyncratic from of ‘ceramic chemistry’ – and has a broader curiosity of many materials and the perception of them, constantly…
  • 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…
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  • Elwood by Robson Rak Architects

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Me, behind this screen, filled with lots of images and letters, is really hoping, that your Monday is going as smoothly as possible. I myself to be truthful struggle on Monday mornings as most of people on this earth. However, there is a new interior post for you today with a new stylish and welcoming home. Kathryn Robson principal architect comes from an extensive working history in Europe and Australia. Chris Rak Principal interior architect has contributed to cutting edge design in leading Melbourne Design offices, which followed a multi disciplinarian fine art background. Their…
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    15 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
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  • 10 Vibrant Orange Living Room Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Choosing a main color for the living room can surely have a main influence in creating a main ambiance and identity of the interior. Naturally, bright and warm colors can create refreshing and cozy ambiance in the living room interior. For instance orange is perfect color for creating a positive and vibrant ambiance in the The post 10 Vibrant Orange Living Room Interior Design Ideas appeared first on
  • 10 Gorgeous Black and White Patio Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Black and white is a timeless combination that works just about every time and everywhere, and interior design is clearly not an exception. You can not go wrong by going all black and white for any particular room in your home, actually, it is so unmistakable it even looks wonderful for an outdoor design. Choosing monochrome The post 10 Gorgeous Black and White Patio Design Ideas appeared first on
  • 10 Modern Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Striped Walls

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The walls in the living room can tell a lot about the style and identity of the interior, therefore it’s really important to create an aesthetically solid and creative walls. For instance, stripes are big hit in the world of interior design nowadays, because of their irreplaceable power to visually enlarge the room and provide The post 10 Modern Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Striped Walls appeared first on
  • 10 Captivating Exposed Brick Walls Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    What are your thoughts on incorporating an exposed brick wall in your living space? Exposed brick walls became popular in the late 1900 and their popularity and demand rises until today. Having an exposed brick wall in your home will definitely add charm and personality to the space. Exposed brick wall can embellish any given spot, The post 10 Captivating Exposed Brick Walls Interior Design Ideas appeared first on
  • 10 Beautiful Rustic Bathroom Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The bathroom should be a relaxing and clean place to be in, but foremost it should be decorated in order to meet your expectation and to be fairly close to your style and interest. Therefore, if your are kind of the nature enthusiast and you enjoy in natural and earthy things, then you are a The post 10 Beautiful Rustic Bathroom Interior Design Ideas appeared first on
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    Interior design Photos ideas

  • Interior Decoration Photos

    sarah ramdan
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
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  • Modern Furniture Usa

    sarah ramdan
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
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    sarah ramdan
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
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  • Kids Bedroom Furniture

    sarah ramdan
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:34 pm
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  • Interior Design Modern Living Room Color Schemes Green

    sarah ramdan
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – September 12

    Emma Harger
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    This week was a fun and busy one at Lights Online! We… showed you how to make lantern style lighting work in the great indoors took a look at the hottest fall lighting trends picked out 20 trendy task lamps to help you do your thing in style welcomed the Kichler Jardine to our Lights Online home saw how the George Kovacs Bling Bling adds style and sparkle in any room Here are 10 design inspirations that piqued our interest this week. You’ll see stunning new uses for mundane materials, fairy tales in real life, a car that is surprisingly similar to Tiffany lighting and a fun quiz…
  • Fabulous Friday: George Kovacs Bling Bling

    Emma Harger
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Contemporary Dining Room by Vancouver Interior Designers & Decorators Space Harmony On this rainy Friday in Atlanta, let’s take a look at this bright, serene space from the fine city of Vancouver, where this big creamy white dining room table is made even more inviting by the addition of a George Kovacs Bling Bling drum pendant chandelier hanging over it. The sleek chrome finish of this 4-light pendant adds some contemporary glam to the neutral-hued room. It’s adorned with rows of crystals and the diffuser on the bottom softens the light so it’s comfortable yet super…
  • New Product Peek: Kichler Jardine

    Emma Harger
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    If you are looking for elegant and delicate lighting that will add some sparkle to any space, you should really try the Kichler Jardine collection. We recently added tons of lighting from Kichler to Lights Online, including the Jardine collection, which draws its name from the French word for garden. Can you see why? Love these crystal accents: flowers and leaves, all textured to create even more glimmer and blossoming from branches of chrome. This floral chrome layer juts forth from the interior shades to create a sort of ethereal floating look as well. A satin-etched cased opal glass inner…
  • 20 Trendy Task Lamps

    Emma Harger
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    This collection of 20 task lamps runs the gamut from classic and traditional to cutting-edge contemporary, so you’ll find your perfect match no matter what design style you adore. There’s even a sleek lamp that you clip on to your headboard so you can read in bed comfortably! Inspired by this Houzz ideabook rounding up another selection of 20 task lamps.    Kenroy Home Greenville in Natural Slate   Dimond Hamilton in Antique Brass  Kenroy Home Odo in Nickel  Uttermost Marius in Bronze and Marble  Kenroy Home Adrian in Vintage Copper  House of Troy Swing-Arm in Satin…
  • Fall Lighting Trends from Domaine

    Emma Harger
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    As the seasons change, so too do the lighting and home decor trends that are popping up (or popping up again) everywhere! While the weather gets a little colder and the leaves start to fall, some great new fall lighting trends are emerging, as detailed in a recent article on Domaine. While some of the trends they outline are things we don’t sell–sorry, no palm trees available on Lights Online–we do offer lighting that goes along with other trends they discuss. Marble Modern Kitchen by Seattle Architects & Building Designers Chris Pardo Design – Elemental…
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    Rug Rats

  • Top 8 Best Rugs for Military Offices or Barracks

    Sandy Henderson
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Nothing makes a military office or barracks feel like home more than a military service rug. As people walk in, they can immediately see what branch you currently serve in, or served in the past. A Military Rug not only looks and feels great on the feet, it is the finishing touch for your office […] The post Top 8 Best Rugs for Military Offices or Barracks appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Making Stairways Safe with Stair Runners

    Sandy Henderson
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    When it comes to flooring products, the innovations that have been made are truly profound. You can get almost any kind of media to look like any other type of media for the surfacing of your floor—you can even get laminate flooring panels that look just like wood! Or you can get wood flooring that […] The post Making Stairways Safe with Stair Runners appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Introducing Seychelles by Stanton Carpet from the Anywhere Collection

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The new Stanton product Seychelles from the Anywhere outdoor collection is stylish and versatile! DURABLE Royaltron™ polypropylene will resist signs of wear, with unique long-lasting fibers. STAIN RESISTANT Royaltron™ polypropylene does not absorb moisture making spills and stains easily removable with normal cleaning agents. COLOR FAST Solution-dyed yarn extrusion is not only safe for the […] The post Introducing Seychelles by Stanton Carpet from the Anywhere Collection appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Custom Floor Mats for Entrances and Hallways

    Sandy Henderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    As a business owner and/or operator, you are probably bombarded with ideas and suggestions for improvements and enhancements of your marketing efforts several times a day. There are the newspapers and magazines clamoring for your attention to fill their available ad space, then there is television and radio, and, most recently, the internet became lauded […] The post Custom Floor Mats for Entrances and Hallways appeared first on 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 […] The post Stair Rods – Jewelry for the Stairs appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • If I Could Turn Back Time

    Alycia Wicker
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee If I could turn back time (anyone else hear Cher singing?) No really, if I could turn back time, what would I do differently… lots of things. If I could turn back time: I would have picked a really specific niche of clients to work with. When I first started I was just putting myself […] The post If I Could Turn Back Time appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • The Interior Designer’s About Page Formula

    Alycia Wicker
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Mupplebee Your About Page is like the most important page on your interior design website. And you can’t afford to have it read like your professional biography. No, really. I know the name of it says “About” and most interior designer’s think this is their opportunity to talk ABOUT themselves. Sorry, cholita, you gotta rethink the […] The post The Interior Designer’s About Page Formula appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 2009 Called. They Want Their Bad Advice Back.

    Alycia Wicker
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee The advice being spewed in 2009 was shit. I followed all of it. It’s been 5 years and I (thankfully) don’t follow it anymore, but shockingly some designers still do (gasp!). If you remember my story, 2009 was the year I started my design business and I was green and ready to follow anyone’s advice. […] The post 2009 Called. They Want Their Bad Advice Back. appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Free Branding Webinar for Interior Designers

    Alycia Wicker
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Mupplebee Is your online branding sloppier than Britney Spears circa 2007? Get the nitty gritty on creating a brand that is totally you! *Free* webinar Tuesday September 16th at 9:30 AM PST.  Are you struggling with figuring out how to create a brand that’s totally you and resonates with your interior design clients? Are you stuck […] The post Free Branding Webinar for Interior Designers appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • I’m not here to please everyone. Especially you, Ms. Pissy Pants

    Alycia Wicker
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    Mupplebee You know what irks me more than Miley Cyrus? Women who feel the need to slam other women. “You make too many typos, soooo unprofessional.” “You’re tacky for cussing – you’re running a business for God’s sake!” “You might have good information to share, but your language is so inappropriate.” People who feel the need […] The post I’m not here to please everyone. Especially you, Ms. Pissy Pants appeared first on Mupplebee.
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Artist Stephanie Jaffe Werner Uses Trend Terrazzo to Create Veteran Memorial

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Devotion drives passion in the heart of Stephanie Jaffe Werner, a mixed media artist. Raised in New York and currently living in South Florida, Stephanie’s unique talent has earned her the respect of being selected by public juries and commissioned by private enterprises to design and construct numerous interior and exterior permanent installations across the state of Florida. Last year, the town of Miami Lakes posted a call to artists to submit a design for a permanent iconic landmark sculpture to honor veterans from all five branches of the United States Armed Forces. The landmark was to…
  • Eight Great Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Today’s unsettled real estate market has prompted homeowners on the selling end to reevaluate the appeal of their property by tweaking some of the downsides and increase their home’s value. Here is a snapshot of what professionals say are the best ways to boost the value of your house and get the most return on your money: 1. Open up the Space New buyers are looking for open floor plans with large spaces that are family-friendly. Knocking down a non-structural wall between the kitchen and den, for example, is one of the most popular ways to appeal to new homebuyers. For an investment of a…
  • 2014 Top Home Improvement Trends by Industry Experts

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Today’s homeowners are feeling confident about home remodeling after bouncing back from the recent recession by diving into a fresh set of design ideas that are trending in 2014. Industry experts weigh in on their predictions for the latest interior design and home remodeling trends. A 2013 Hanley Wood survey revealed that remodeling sales are up 10 percent (when compared to 2012), and this number is expected to increase another 10 percent in 2014, according to 45 percent of remodelers who were surveyed. Among all rooms in a home, kitchen remodels scored highest and bathroom renovations…
  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vote for your favorite home style among the most popular home styles in America! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer and are looking for a larger home for your expanding family or you are downsizing from your empty nest, knowing which home style is best for your lifestyle is half the battle. Here’s a snapshot of the most popular home styles and why one of them may be your “home sweet home”:   Craftsman Bungalow – This is a triangular-shaped designed home with a low-pitched roof. This popular home style is made of mixed materials of brick, wood and stone. Typically, Craftsman…
  • Privacy Solutions for Outdoor Spaces

    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…
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  • Maison et objet 2014 Top 10

    Alex Brás
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Following last week’s post, it’s time for the Maison et Objet 2014 roundup in a top 10 form. Without further ado, here we go: Number 10 BRABBU Number 9 Cay Sofa – Alexander Rehn Number 8 Woody – Arpel lighting Number 7 Coquille Anne – Soline Barbaux Number 6 Buffet Ono – Picchio Number 5 Bureau Design by F-Line Creations Number 4 Meuble […]
  • Fairmont Le Montreux Palace – The amazing 5 Star Hotel in Geneve – Switzerland

    Alex Brás
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    A 5-star hotel belonging to the FRHI Hotels and Resorts Group and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. Montreux was just a small cluster of charming villages and hamlets on Lake Geneva, surrounded by mountains, vineyards, fields and forests. At the end of the 18th century, Jean-Jacques Rousseau choose this romantic landscape as […]
  • Maison et Objet September 2014

    Alex Brás
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Maison et Objet September 2014 is right around the corner. Already there’s a smell of brand new furniture over the more than 200 000 square meters of the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte. Starting From Tomorrow, (the 5th of September 2014), all the way to the 9th, Paris will show you what’s new in the world […]
  • NOMA – The Best Restaurant in the World

    Alex Brás
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Lets celebrate September with a Nordic Breeze.  The Nordics are very well known for their clean design, cellphones that could take down a brick wall and car safety. Nordic Cuisine however is rarely the main conversation issue.  Well, at least until you see NOMA.    Let me lay it on you as simply as this: 2010, 2011, […]
  • Beachside Home at Point Lonsdale by Studio 101- Australia

    Alex Brás
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    Studio 101 has created a beautiful house at Point Lonsdale in Australia, by the sea. This house intersects some of the best lines of todays great design. We could say that this is one dream house for everybody.     Project description This permanent beachside home, designed for a young family is located in an established, […]
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  • 7 Simple Cheats to Help Sell Your Home Faster

    Alison Sorensen
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    I found a great staging site called Home Staging Resource.  I am re-blogging their post because they have really good information and beautiful photos.  You can find their post here.  Selling your home especially in a timely manner can be a long and difficult process.  Home Staging Resource has come up with 7 awesome ideas on how you can help sell your home faster. If you’ve ever been in a home that has columns in it, you know that these columns can be in the way and it’s can be a challenge to decorate around them.  It’s very important that when you’re selling…
  • What I Wish I Knew Before Selling My House: Staging 101

    Alison Sorensen
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:52 pm
    So, this month I’m going to be blogging about staging and how it can affect you if you are selling your house.  I’ll also be posting about how you can accessorize your accessories. If you’re selling your home and even if you aren’t, I’ve come up with a super list when it comes to staging.  I’m trying to sell my house right now and I’ve realized while coming up with this huge list, that I haven’t even dented the surface.  I’ve got a lot of work to do.  It can take a lot of time to do EVERYTHING  on the list, but it will be worth it in…
  • How Long Does the Interior Design Process Take?

    Alison Sorensen
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    So, we’ve been talking all month about what an interior designers is an what they do.  Today we’re  going to focus on how long the design process can take. I’ll use my eDesign services as an example…First off you may be wondering what eDesign is.  eDesign is an affordable online design service available to anyone, go here for more info. My clients start out by filling out a questionnaire, taking photos of the existing room and uploading them, taking measurements, and collecting inspiration images (if any) of the room you’d like designed.  The client then sends…
  • Are interior designers for only wealthy people?

    Alison Sorensen
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    This is a good question, but it depends.  It depends on the designer you want to hire.  There are those “rich and famous” clients that pay more than an arm and a leg (I’m sure) to have a designer design their home.  If you are looking for that particular designer, then most likely, no, you can’t afford them.  On the other hand, if you are like so many other “normal regular” people you can find a designer out there that you can afford.  Just remember, not every designer is perfect for you and same goes for the designer.  If you are the type of person…
  • Newsletter…Want the inside scoop?

    Alison Sorensen
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Subscribe here to get tips for living in a small space.Filed under: DIY Projects
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  • 3 Reasons to Include Rustic Lighting in Your Home

    Alexandra Crafton
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    It isn’t hard to notice that what might’ve been a subculture phenomenon—rustic interior design—has now become a mainstream go-to style. Why? Because not only is the rustic look both timeless and trendy, but it works, especially when it comes to lighting. Let us explain… Rustic Lighting, a Subtly Bold Statement about Your Style “If food is the prose of a party, then lights are its poetry.” Recognize that line? It’s from the film Meet Joe Black. Allison Parish, one of William Parish’s daughters, says it when she’s planning her father’s birthday party. As lovely and…
  • What You Don’t Know About Energy Efficient Lighting

    BarnLight Originals
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:57 am
    Green Home Builder Opts for Astro Deep Bowl Shades When Southern California-based home builder, John Steed, asked about our Astro Deep Bowl Shades for his green home project, I was confused and intrigued. I was happy that he was interested in our lights, of course, but I wasn’t too sure whether these fixtures would meet the requirements of energy efficient lighting. We don’t advertise our light fixtures as being “green” per se, although many of them are considered energy efficient products, especially when choosing such lamp sources as LEDs and CFLs. But John did not opt for these,…
  • New Collection of Vintage Light Pendants

    BarnLight Originals
    28 May 2014 | 3:36 pm
    We’ve Added a Whole New Series of Vintage Style Pendants. Inspiration for lighting can come from absolutely anywhere. Our new vintage light pendants aren’t for the faint of heart—or taste. Our Vintage Lights collection features antique pendant lighting designs that are eye-catching, smart, and bold.  If you want your home lighting to make a statement, then you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for here. We have eclectic pendant designs that mimic anything from a doctor’s surgery lamp to a fisherman’s oyster bucket. It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But trust me.
  • Ordering Custom Light Fixtures is as Easy as 1-2-3!

    BarnLight Originals
    6 May 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We love to give our customers lots of options, but we completely understand when we simply do not have what you are looking for; sometimes, ordering custom light fixtures is the way to go. Are you looking for a finish we don’t have? Do you want to add a couple of inches to a gooseneck arm? Or do you want your company’s logo outlined onto a shade? Or better yet, do you have an idea for a custom-made light fixture that is a complete concoction out of your creative imagination? That’s great! We can bring your lighting dreams to life! We work directly with our light manufacturers, and…
  • Quick ship Fremont | BarnLight Originals Exclusive!

    BarnLight Originals
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    As you know, we have a whole new series of Quick ship fixtures that are available in half the time. What you don’t know is that our Quick ship Fremont is a BarnLight Originals exclusive, meaning you won’t find this light anywhere else. It has a design characteristic of our warehouse shade light fixtures, except it has more of a plump shade design that softens its look. It comes in a range of sizes from 12 to 17 inches, and it is also available as a gooseneck, cord-hung pendant, or stem mounted ceiling light. If you want to give it a more industrial look, an optional Wire Grill Accessory…
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  • Tai & Architectural Design keeps it simple for Taipei apartment interior

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    ::cck::240::/cck::::introtext::Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei "as minimal as possible" so it can be easily reverted to its original state (+ slideshow). The apartment is being rented by a couple working in the city centre, who asked Tai & Architectural Design to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.::/introtext::::fulltext::Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei "as minimal as possible" so it can be easily reverted to its original state (+ slideshow). The apartment is being rented by…
  • Wide Open Plan with Interesting Elements

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    ::cck::231::/cck::::introtext::We love an airy open plan home scheme here at Home Designing, and this one has some particularly interesting features. This wide open space has a skeleton of raw walls and steel columns, and to counterbalance these rather industrial features the décor has been designed with small injections of color and shapely arrangements.::/introtext::::fulltext::On the outside of the modern home we see that the building is box-like in shape, thus the interior gains little influence from the architectural layout.  In contrast, the pool decking sweeps away in a curvaceous…
  • Elasticsearch HQ by Garcia Tamjidi Architecture

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    ::cck::221::/cck::::introtext::With offices in Amsterdam and satellite support teams throughout Europe, Elasticsearch found a new home in Los Altos, a city that continues to establish itself as a technology hub.::/introtext::::fulltext::Producing an open source, real-time search and analytics engine, the focus turns to space that primarily supports engineering, sales and customer operations. A fully transparent boardroom is centrally located to separate the focused engineering teams from the active sales and support teams. Perimeter meeting rooms and breakout areas act as stop-and-go spaces…
  • Ultra Sleek Private Home with Incredible Architecture

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    ::cck::218::/cck::::introtext::From the exterior through the bedrooms and private wine cellar, this modern home from architect Guido Costantino is spectacular. The natural materials in use throughout the home, including slabs of unfinished concrete and beautiful wood floors, play with the idea natural vs. industrial to great effect while each piece of furniture is just enough and never too much.::/introtext::::fulltext::From any angle, this home is impressive. The outdoor pool is the ultimate indulgence, Even the pool chairs are perfectly minimal in their design. A main dining room has…
  • 4 Qualities to Look For in Your Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    ::cck::217::/cck::::introtext::Looking for bathroom renovation contractor? Make sure to check these 4 qualities in prior to hiring one. Taking on the job of remodeling your bathroom can be an exceptionally difficult task, and there is a very good chance that you will want a professional contractor to do the work. However, it is important to make sure that you hire a qualified, professional bathroom remodeling contractor, and there are a number of things that you should look for when hiring one.::/introtext::::fulltext::1. Certification The first thing you should look into is to see if the…
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  • Shopping European Luxury At “Cover Story”

    Kimberly Edwards
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    “Classic Beauty Mixed With Lilac & Creamy Tones Is Quite Luscious Here! The Pewter Ceramic Tableware Makes A Beautiful Statement!” “Cover Story’s Sumptuous Bedding Is Displayed Beautifully Here! Love This Warm & Inviting Color Palette Accented With The “Chinoiserie Style Pillow” A Perfect Pairing!” “The Theme Here Is “Autumn Is Beckoning!” The Fall Colors In This Centerpiece Are Dynamic For Entertaining” “Cover Story Has Their Own “French Flower Market” Without The Trip To Paris, France!”…
  • “Creative Embellished Gift Wrapping Ideas”

    Kimberly Edwards
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    “Happiness In Blushing Pink Simplicity, Such A Feast For The Senses!” “Artistry & Textures Mix Well Here, Layered Ribbons Contrasted With Touches Of Nature Look Simply Divine!” (*Note The Hand Painted Leaves On The Paper, So Creative!) “Pretty & Shabby Chic Has It All Wrapped Up Here! Such A Clever Mix Of Contrasting Textures, Very Charming! “The Feather Is the Centerpiece Of This Whimsical Charmer! Very Unexpected & Playful Feather Is Fabulous! Love it! “The Simplicity Of This Is Such Perfection! Love The Neutral Palette, Using The Tulle…
  • What’s New At “Vintage & Vogue”

    Kimberly Edwards
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    “Vintage & Vogue’s Charming Window Display – Reminiscent Of A French Flower Market” “A Vision Of Loveliness For Your Vanity Or Bedside Table, Images From The Past Are Perfection Here!” “Glamour & Glitz Is The Theme Here, Fabulous Yummy Luxury For A Night Out On The Town!” “This Nature Inspired Display Has Such Soothing Shades & Touches Of A Parisian Influence” “Vintage Meets A Garden Party With A Hint Yummy Turquoise Mixed In!” “How Can You Resist Her Charming Vintage Sweetness! She’s Waiting For…
  • The “Bianco” Inspired Shopping Experience

    Kimberly Edwards
    6 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    “Bianco’s Magic Is At Work Here! Check Out The Reflection In The Mirror, Pure Loveliness!” “My Personal Favorite Is This Enchanting Swan Table, It’s Loveliness Here Is So Magnificent Topped With All The Luscious Glass Candle Holders” “Love The Flower Inspired Design Of This Sophisticated Hat” “What A Charming Display Of Bianco’s French Ceramic Collection” “Touches Of European Luxury Are Sprinkled Throughout Bianco’s Boutique!” Just A Sampling Of Bianco’s Luxurious Bath Treats Along With Yummy French…
  • “Vintage & Vogue” A Shopping Delight!

    Kimberly Edwards
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    “Vintage & Vogue Has A “CHANEL” Theme That You Will See Throughout The Shop, Gorgeous Display Of Goodies Here!”   “Exquisite Beaded Evening Bag & Treats For Your Boudoir!” “Charming Sweet Gift Ideas From Vintage & Vogue” “Love These Yummy Colors! What A Perfect Gift For Your Sis! Cute Teacup With Pup Motif” “Inviting & Delightful Vignette, So Many Lovely Eye Pleasing Decorating Ideas!” “Precious Vintage Figurines & Lovely Colorful Coffee Set In The Background” “Gorgeous Home…
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  • Surprising Walk in Closet Design Layout

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    With the walk-in closet, your personal belongings become more organized and neatly arranged. So we have surprising walk in closet design layout for you to try!
  • Modern Patio Furniture Ideas for Exterior Home Design

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    If you kind of person who cares about creating a cozy place and beautiful design in your house, outdoor home design should be the one to consider. If you have a backyard or a garden in your house, then you must have the perfect fit patio furniture ideas for it. You need patio furniture in […]
  • 16 Astounding Staircase Designs for Homes

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    A staircase isn’t just a link between two floors. These Staircase Designs for Homes can help you in complement your home style.  
  • Modern Style Homes Design: Interior and Exterior

    14 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    Modern style homes architecture can be one of your choice to design your house these days. Below we give you examples for both interior and exterior modern style homes design. MODERN STYLE HOMES INTERIOR MODERN STYLE HOMES EXTERIOR
  • Appealing Designer Glass Dining Tables

    13 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
      Here we give you some appealing designer glass dining tables.
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