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  • Shop Houzz: A Trip to Tuscan Wine Country (69 photos)

    Houzz
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    A trip to Tuscany sounds a little cliché, but for many it’s still the epitome of a trip to Italy. From the rolling hills of Sienna to the lush vineyards of Montalcino and the dazzling art by Michelangelo in Florence, there’s much to discover. Come find design inspiration in this scenic region of Italy...
  • Hack Those Expensive Outdoor Looks

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

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    Ali Morris
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    The delicate curves of the humble leaf serve as inspiration for these foliage-esque furniture designs.   Inspired by leaves and stems, Marc Thorpe’s Morning Glory tables for Moroso are made from powder-coated welded steel rods and laser cut bent steel plates. Like the fan-shaped leaf of the ginkgo temple tree, the delicate veneer shell of Ernst and Jensen’s stackable Ginko chair for Erik Jorgensen Furniture forms an organically shaped seat with a strong sculptural appearance. The easy chair is also available with a plastic shell and a seat cushion where the cushion acts…
  • Art as Furniture, Furniture as Art

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    Eileen O'Sullivan
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:22 pm
      For years sculptor Lee JaeHyo lived with his wife, fellow sculptor Cha Jong Rae in solitude and relative poverty, in Yanpyeong, Korea. 'We started off in a cow shed', she said, in the video 'Return to Nature' in which Jaehyo shows us around his factory workshop on the original site.         He forges his signature 'Wooden Sphere' sculptures by intertwining fallen timber into globe shapes, then burning them to a black, charred state. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Feeling Chilly? Why Not Wear Your Furniture Legless Table…
  • 7 Hot Kitchen Design Trends

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    23 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    Kitchen Week continues here on COCOCOZY!  Today I bring you 7 hot kitchen design trends.  High end ideas for inspiration in your home.  Trends come and go...but I think the ones below will become...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/Gi_-nDbVwjI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
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  • Nuno by Gabbertas Studio for Allermuir

    Ali Morris
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    Launched last month at NeoCon, the Nuno chair by Gabbertas Studio for Allermuir uses lamination as a structural component whereby the leg frame and the seat are integrated and interdependent, providing strength for each other. Nuno was borne out of a desire to approach a traditional design typology, the multipurpose stacking chair, from a new perspective Minimizing the need for a separate steel frame structure under the chair, the clever use of lamination allows for a closer stack as well as a visually refined and pared down profile. The seat lamination incorporates subtle dimensional shaping…
  • Foliage-Inspired Furniture: Hospitality Trend

    Ali Morris
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    The delicate curves of the humble leaf serve as inspiration for these foliage-esque furniture designs.   Inspired by leaves and stems, Marc Thorpe’s Morning Glory tables for Moroso are made from powder-coated welded steel rods and laser cut bent steel plates. Like the fan-shaped leaf of the ginkgo temple tree, the delicate veneer shell of Ernst and Jensen’s stackable Ginko chair for Erik Jorgensen Furniture forms an organically shaped seat with a strong sculptural appearance. The easy chair is also available with a plastic shell and a seat cushion where the cushion acts…
  • Junxion Wedge by Dauphin

    Alicita Rodriguez
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Exhibited at NeoCon 2015, Junxion Wedge is a soft seating solution for open office spaces. The product offers a collaborative, instructional, and/or private space that is unapologetically innovative: “Junxion is, at its core, a space-enhancement methodology,” explains Dauphin. Versatile Seating Features Space-Enhancement Methodology Although Junxion Wedge feels very much like a sofa, with its soft upholstery and low arms, the unit offers additional features that make it perfect for work. The particular shape lets people sitting on either end collaborate easily with each other. Its…
  • MG2 Team With Eastman Innovation Lab To Design A Futuristic Screen For The Office

    Ali Morris
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Satisfying the need for flexibility in the modern office, Architectural firm MG2 have conceived a dividing wall design that can cater to an open working environment, provide occasional privacy, a space for pop-up meetings, seamless presentations and global communication.  Designed for the office of the future, Mimic is a flexible modular wall concept made of hexagonal tiles that can open, close and change their appearance based on the needs of the user and their environment Mimic’s Tiles can be left open to allow for workplace transparency, then move to a closed position to communicate…
  • Play While You Wait: Play Date Collection by DesignTex

    Ali Morris
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    Taking the tedium out of the waiting room for the hospital’s youngest visitors, DesignTex’s Play Date system offers children to redecorate the walls with colorful magnets and a pens. Drawing upon research into ‘positive distraction’ in pediatric healthcare, Play Date is a two-part wall treatment system that allows children to transform hospital waiting rooms with geometric magnets and brightly colored pens First, an impact-resistant wall treatment is digitally printed with a grid overlaid with large-scale, colorful shapes. Second, a ferrous wall is similarly printed…
 
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  • Data Watch: Houzz Renovation Barometer Shows a Return to Normal (12 photos)

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The home renovation industry is roaring back to life. When asked how revenues and profits this year compare with pre-recession levels, most professionals gave a big thumbs-up. “A large majority of home renovation firms on Houzz report a return to pre-recession revenues and profits,...
  • New Series to Give a Glimpse of Life ‘Unplugged’ (6 photos)

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In each episode of Unplugged Nation, a reality show on the FYI network that premieres Wednesday, July 29, a family accustomed to urban life will have the opportunity to test-drive an “unplugged” property. They’ll harvest their own food, tend...
  • Houzz Tour: Split-Level Home Uses Every Square Foot (22 photos)

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    This recently built three-bedroom house in south London is, in many ways, reinventing the contemporary domestic space. Rather than featuring acres of open-plan space, the house has volume and a flowing layout in which a dogleg staircase links a winding sequence of areas that are open to one another....
  • Shop Houzz: A Trip to Tuscan Wine Country (69 photos)

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    A trip to Tuscany sounds a little cliché, but for many it’s still the epitome of a trip to Italy. From the rolling hills of Sienna to the lush vineyards of Montalcino and the dazzling art by Michelangelo in Florence, there’s much to discover. Come find design inspiration in this scenic region of Italy...
  • Roots of Style: The 3 Waves of Italian Renaissance (8 photos)

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Eclectic styles blossomed in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Among them was Italian Renaissance, which began around 1890 and remained popular until the 1930s. The Great Depression and World War II ended its run for a few decades. But it has since regained significant ground and is...
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  • 8 Leaves To Love + Tropical Leaf Decor Ideas

    Holly Becker
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am
    I’m loving the current tropical leaf trend, aren’t you? From clothing patterns (I have a pair of tropical print camouflage pants that I adore) to patterns for parties, the home and beyond, it’s such a fresh and inspiring take on greenery that veers a little away from the paired-back Kinfolk lifestyle which incorporates lots of houseplants to something more tropical and vacation-like. I love seeing leafy greens used as decoration in unique ways outside of the typical potted plants, too. And of course, you can bring this trend into your home outside of the…
  • The Magic Of Not Trying So Hard

    Holly Becker
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    I’ve been thinking lately about life and what really makes “a good time” good and it always comes back to having friends, someone you are partnered with (if they add happiness to your life), simple times like sloshing through mud puddles giggling with your children or making homemade bread, and letting a lot of laughter into your life – sincere, genuine, from the heart. I also think a home that I feel proud of qualifies here because I can’t really enjoy life without feeling at home in my environment. I never realized how overly sensitive I am to…
  • Ceramics By Robert Gordon Australia

    Holly Becker
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:59 am
    I discovered a ceramics studio recently that has been active since 1945 in Australia by the same family —  Have you heard of Robert Gordon? They have a factory outside of Melbourne with a staff of 30 and have recently taken on an agent in the United States, too. They not only design pieces for everyday living, but work with restaurants to produce custom made pottery which made me think about my own cafe/design shop dreams and how wonderful it would be to have custom wares for it someday. Well imagine that. They recently did a fit out for E.P. in Los Angeles, so location and…
  • Creative Cooking + Food Trucks

    Holly Becker
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:18 am
    A few years ago I spotted a micro “foodie” trend in Germany and today it’s slowly starting to take off – food trucks! Today I have a book to share with you all about them and where you can find the best ones in the country. As an American, food trucks are as common to me as the corner coffee shop and went from trend to a staple in mainstream American culture many years ago. It never dawned on me when I moved to Germany that, outside of festivals and Christmas markets, food trucks run by creative cooks were not common at farmers’ markets and…
  • Our New Sofa From Fashion For Home

    Holly Becker
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    I can’t wait to show you the new little sofa in my living room that arrived from Berlin! It looks so sweet and acts as the perfect placeholder for the larger one I’m about to order for the opposite wall (I’ll put this baby elsewhere once it arrives). I’m in the process of renovating this room but for now, this little sofa looks so sweet. Later, it will go in another room since my apartment has enough room for it to move around – something I really love about living in this place other than the abundance of natural light. This darling sofa is the…
 
 
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  • Surprising L-Plan House Maximizing Garden Views in Bangalore, India

    Lavinia
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Looking to provide a high level of privacy as well as to maximize views of the garden, the architects at Khosla Associates design the L-Plan House in Bangalore, India. The residence was envisioned for a young couple and accommodates the living and dining area, a guest room, study, puja room and two kitchens on the main level, while the first floor has a master bedroom, child’s bedroom, yoga room and a family area: “Conceptually the house has two opposing faces, an introverted exterior facing the street in the east and south, and an extroverted interior elevation facing west and north.
  • Transportable Modular Units Offering High Quality Living: Remote House in Chile

    Lavinia
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    Modular housing units are gaining more and more popularity, especially when they are built like this! Felipe Assadi envisioned Remote House, a prototype project for transportable and high quality living. This lovely home is located in Región de Valparaíso, Chile and was entirely built in the city in 45 days, moved in four hours, and installed in six. With a total surface of 80 square meters, the module accommodates three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a pantry with a washing machine, a central living space, dining room and kitchen.According to the project developers, “the structure is made…
  • Sustainable Clover Villa in India Set Within a Golf Field

    Lavinia
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    Designed by Mistry Architects, Clover Villa is contemporary home set within a golf course development on the outskirts of Bangalore, India. The aim of the architects was to maximize views to the vast surrounding greenery and provide a comfortable living space for the owners. Featuring three bedrooms, a home theater and a rooftop terrace complete with bar and seating area, this generously-sized home provides plenty of spaces for entertaining with friends.Here is an excerpt from the virtual tour, as provided by the designers: “A stone walkway meanders through the lush landscape of the…
  • Modern Hawaiian House Infused With Cultural Heritage

    Ada Teicu
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    Designed by Kari Demond of Austin-based KLM Interiors, this modern Hawaiian house we’re about to dive into was imagined as cradling an inspiring lifestyle. Expansive ocean views create a direct connection to the coastal landscape, reflected through almost every window in the home. A modern space flavored with Hawaiian details and influences from cultures clashed into a coastal property was imagined from details:“Several pieces reflect the Pacific Rim’s melding of Asian, Japanese, Javanese and Balinese cultures, such as the abaca, rattan and wood dining buffet reminiscent of…
  • Holiday Villa Within Medieval City Walls: House Sperone in Croatia

    Lavinia
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:36 am
    Recently designed and implemented by Studio Metrocubo, House Sperone is a private residence located in Novigrad, Croatia, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Integrated within the medieval city walls, this place previously functioned as a wine cellar and a discotheque. Today, it is a 5 star holiday house with four bedrooms, living area, wellness and indoor swimming pool. The new design of the building “is put in the background of the existing architectural heritage, further highlighted in all its parts. This creates a symbiosis of past and present, stone walls with striking crenelations…
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  • An Angular Beach Home Blends in With the Dunes Surprisingly Well

    andreasmith
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    The home, a half-sunk diamond, is experienced very differently from each of its sides. Using BIM software, the firm designed modular prefabricated wooden panels that make up each of the home’s facades. Western red cedar was chosen for the panels, while tropical Bilinga was selected for the edge beam.  Architect  Marc Koehler Architects Cropping up from the stark dunes on the island of Terschelling in the Netherlands, Marc Koehler Architects envisioned an unconventional home that would be innovative in design, while providing tailor-made functionality for the residents. The architects…
  • 5 Modern Prefabs in the Midwest

    Luke Hopping
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:37 pm
    “It is the culmination of everything—the digital technology, the prefabrication techniques, and more formal architecture—that I have brought to my designs,” says architect William Massie of his Bloomfield, Michigan, prefab home. Photo by Henrik Knudsen.
  • A Strikingly Minimal Home Built in Less Than Six Months

    andreasmith
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Sky-high ceilings are created by a sculptural pitched roof. Its uneven angles are the result of the required setback distances from surrounding roads and houses.  Project  House B Built on a small site in the outskirts of Munich, House B provides a smart solution to the region’s public construction restrictions, which reduced the available building area to one-third its size. Robert Maier and Stefan Hanninger, co-founders of the German firm Format Elf Architekten, maximized the amount of living space in the 2,690-square-foot home by creating open, unobstructed interiors punctured…
  • Best of #ModernMonday: The Future of the Workplace

    Luke Hopping
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
    How has office design changed in the past decade?@GenslerOnWork: We are unleashed from our desks to work anywhere & anytime. Now offices are as much about living as working.@MyTurnstone: With technology, we have the freedom to work anywhere—but what we're finding is that "anywhere" doesn't always work.@aileenkwun: Open floor plans are now common, hence the popularity of acoustic panels.
  • 16 Lap Pools Around the World

    andreasmith
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    Competitive swimmer Sydne Didier commissioned Austin Design Inc. to create a 102-foot-long pool house behind her Amherst, Massachusetts, house. Rachael Chase of the firm designed the enclosure for the lap pool where it would otherwise remain frozen for three months of the year. Clerestory windows let in ample natural light, and several glass doors open wide to the outside world. 
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  • Ivy Muse Plant Stands

    Katie
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    Plant stands! These will show off your prized plants perfectly well. Made by Ivy Muse in Melbourne, Australia, each stand is made from powder coated steel for a sleek finish. Given the variety of sizes, your pots are bound to fit, so start planning which of your green friends need a little extra height boost for optimal placement (and possibly more sunlight). Designed by Jacqui Vidal and Alana Langan of Ivy Muse. Materials: 6mm powder coated steel. Indoor use only. Arrow Plant Stand (triangle base), $130.00 -27.6″h x 10.5″ base width x 7″ dia. top ring -Will accomodate pots…
  • Utility Mirror Pocket by Good Thing

    Katie
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:28 am
    Just how are you going to look at that cow lick or bald spot at the back of your head without contorting crazily in the bathroom mirror at work? By having a handy pocket mirror, of course. Good Thing has shrunk down its Utility Mirror to a pocket sized version so that no matter where you are, you can easily and inconspicuously check out any trouble areas. Alternatively, you could just believe me when I sincerely say you’re perfect just the way you are. Materials: Polished Stainless Steel & Rubber Tool Grip MASK SHAPE: 2.5″ X 4.5″ PEAR SHAPE: 2.5″ X 4″ CIRCLE…
  • Friday Links

    Katie
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:50 am
    –First World Problem Pills. 100% peppermint and “100% of the profit goes to Aids Fonds’ aim to provide HIV medication to people who can’t afford it.” -Get the BLTD app already! Available (for free) on iTunes. -There’s a Cabin Porn book and you didn’t tell me?! -Kinda cute? Nuclear Plant, Concrete Flower Pot -Yes! Naoto Fukasawa designs minimal kitchen appliances for Muji –Trying To Keep Your Data Safe? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong –Crazy (good) floor at Taschen’s store in Milan -Origami tents! Origanid (via Petit & Small)…
  • Jeeves Valet

    Katie
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    I’m sure we could play a quick guessing game as to what the above item might be, but let’s jump to its purpose: it’s a valet. A clothes valet, in case you are unaware, is usually a waist-high wooden stand of questionable aesthetic value that provides a hanging spot for oft-worn items that are wrinkle prone, like a favorite suit jacket. Now, this Jeeves Valet is functional, beautiful, and weird (does anyone else see bull horns?), which puts it firmly into the category of how-can-I-rationalize-this-luxury-purchase-because-it’s-sort-of-wonderful. Should you currently need…
  • Half Cube Vinyl Rack

    Katie
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    Is this a decent stand for your vinyls or what? It’s not the fanciest, but it sure does look cool, and at $170 it’s not too bad of a price for keeping your favorites close by. I know, I know, you’re hesitant to purchase from the retailer as you’re not a tween, but you’ve got to keep your records organized somehow, and like I said, it’s a decent stand. You could even keep a few larger art books in it perhaps? Materials: Steel Size: 17.5″l x 18″w x 15″h
 
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  • Pod People: Tiny, Building-Attached Shelters for the Homeless

    Delana
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Homeless people who "sleep rough" - that is, who sleep unprotected outdoors - are often the victims of  verbal abuse and outright violence. In cities with overcrowded shelters or few resources for the homeless, sleeping outdoors is sometimes the only option. London architect James Furzer wants to keep the city's homeless population safer with a unique project he calls Homes for the Homeless. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Fixed & Floating Cities: 5 Futuristic Artifical Island Designs Tent Cities in America: Unin(Tented) (Sub)Urban Centers…
  • Scandinavian Skylights: Bright and Airy Loft Apartment

    Stephanie
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Natural light can make or break a living space, especially when you’ve got a limited amount of square footage to work with. The generous ceiling height and top-floor location of this Gothenburg, Sweden apartment more than make up for its small size, enabling the creation of a lofted workspace on top of the bedroom and a skylight that illuminates both levels of the residence. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Glass Ceiling: Unique Transparent Design Fills Loft with Light Green Conversion: Religious Space to Spacious Loft Condo Loft Bed turns…
  • Art as Furniture, Furniture as Art

    Eileen O'Sullivan
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:22 pm
      For years sculptor Lee JaeHyo lived with his wife, fellow sculptor Cha Jong Rae in solitude and relative poverty, in Yanpyeong, Korea. 'We started off in a cow shed', she said, in the video 'Return to Nature' in which Jaehyo shows us around his factory workshop on the original site.         He forges his signature 'Wooden Sphere' sculptures by intertwining fallen timber into globe shapes, then burning them to a black, charred state. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Feeling Chilly? Why Not Wear Your Furniture Legless Table…
  • Traipsing Among the Trees: Awesome 2-Level Kids’ Treehouse

    Delana
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    On an old farmstead in Garrison, New York, this awesome treehouse just begs to be played in. Though not technically a treehouse since it's built on supports rather than trunks, it sits high above the ground keeping the nearby trees company. Created by Sharon Davis Design, the 350-square-foot treehouse has two levels: the main level and a crow's nest. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Fantasy Forest Tree House Straight out of a Kids Story Book 20 Tree House Pictures: Play-Club Plans to Big-Kid Houses Floating in the Forest: Modern Treehouse with…
  • Cutting Edge Kits for Laser-Cut Lighting

    Eileen O'Sullivan
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    The CP (circular pattern) series of laser-cut lamps from Netherlands design team van-tjalle-en-jaspe sheds new light on the concept of DIY self-assembly kits. For hands-on appreciation, get to grips with the subtle shades of CP lamps and light fittings. They look 'niche' and arty - yet you make them yourself!   'Cut using our very own Laser' boasts the designers' website and precision is the key as 2D shapes are put together  to create 3D light sources. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Interactive Furnishings: Posable Human Figure Lamps…
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  • 28 Inspiring Photos of Antiques & Interiors at Bremermann Designs

    Carmen Natschke
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    The “Grande Dame” of New Orleans’ interiors, as Gerrie Bremermann is oft referred to, is one of my favorite designers and antiques dealers. My adoration for her sublime style sophistication can be easily understood with a cursory review of her design portfolio, but it’s not just her celebrated design style for deftly blending antiques, contemporary furnishings and modern art in serene ... Read MoreThe post 28 Inspiring Photos of Antiques & Interiors at Bremermann Designs appeared first on The Decorating Diva.
  • Wild to Manicured: 18 Enchanting & Colorful Flower Gardens

    Carmen Natschke
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    Want more flower garden inspiration? Here are a few books you may like: Nantucket Cottages and Gardens: Charming Spaces on the Faraway Isle Bunny Williams On Garden Style Charlotte Moss: Garden InspirationsThe post Wild to Manicured: 18 Enchanting & Colorful Flower Gardens appeared first on The Decorating Diva.
 
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  • Sketches of Spain

    Julia-Chicago
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Art and design go hand in hand and I’ve been fortunate to work with many talented artists through the years, both curating pieces for my design clients and for the rotating art exhibits in my Buckingham Interiors + Design Showroom in Chicago. One of my absolute favorite installations in my Showroom still to this day is this gallery wall by Chicago-based Artist Francine Turk. Francine Turk breaks the rules of constraint. As artist and visionary behind Francine Turk Studio, Turk seamlessly blends thoughtful beauty with the dramatically raw and vulnerable nuances of life. Her artwork…
  • Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival 2015

    Jill-LA
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    The Fifth Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival returns next month, August 27-30, for a back to back three days of jam packed events city wide. I attended last year and it was the epitome of finest chefs and wine tastings one can ever experience. I had the opportunity to experience some great food tastings from rooftop at the L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills to an outdoor evening event under the skyline of downtown LA. It’s a not to be missed weekend of fun, food, music! The Walt Disney Concert Hall made for a stunning backdrop for the downtown LA events that took place right on…
  • A Curated, Creative Journey

    Julia-Chicago
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    The Julia Buckingham Collection for Global Views debuting Summer 2015… Say again?! I am living a dream come true! It’s been an amazing journey this last year and such a learning experience. I am thrilled to introduce my new collection with Global Views.  They have been an amazing partner allowing me to bring my Modernique® vision to life. It has always been my dream to have a collection where I can literally curate an entire space from floor to ceiling- Global Views has allowed me to do just that. I’ve always been a huge fan of Global Views and they have been a go-to…
  • Dwell on Design | 2015

    Jill-LA
    14 Jun 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Dwell on Design returned to Los Angeles this year for another round of great design events and exhibitions, seems like it gets better and better every year! This year I explored the show to see both new finds and old finds, but always interesting new showcases. From ideas on landscaping to space-maximizing bathroom ideas from Geberit, here are some of my highlights from this year’s #DOD2015. Love the colorful and graphic fabrics available from The Shade Store. A highlight, and absolute favorite, the faucets and fittings from Franz Viegener – beautiful minimal streamlined design! More…
  • Legends of La Cienega: The Parties

    Jill-LA
    24 May 2015 | 4:58 pm
    This year we welcomed the 7th annual Legends of La Cienega to the La Cienega Design Quarter with a host of events and parties. {Fun with friends at the Viyet hosted party during Legends week, left to right: Ginna of Woven Accents, Will of Bright Bazaar, Brooke of Brooke Mason Photography, me, Kam, and Ron} If there’s anything I like most about the annual Legends of La Cienenga, well let’s just say it’s the socializing and parties! It’s a chance to see many friends and it’s by far become the who’s who of the design world. This year brought bloggers and…
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  • Vote for the Best Bath in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards: Amateur Category

    Meredith Swinehart
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for the finalists in each of 12 Considered Design Awards categories, on both Remodelista and Gardenista. You can vote once a day in each category, now through August 15. In the Best Amateur Bath Space category, our five finalists are Daniel Meigs, Elizabeth Norris, Taliah Lowry, Zachary L., and R. McDaniel. Project 1 Daniel Meigs | Nashville
, TN | Modern Bathroom Remodel Design Statement: "After discovering some extensive water damage, I decided to renovate my second bathroom. This was a new…
  • 13 Boutique Paint Companies from Around the World

    Margot Guralnick
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Just as colors evoke places, paints from around the world speak in irresistible foreign accents. At least we think so—which explains why admiring the offerings from stylish, far-away paint companies is a favorite pastime around here. True, we're unlikely to be able to bring a quart home, but we love looking. Join the club: Here are some of our favorites from the Remodelista greatest-hits archive (and several of these brands now have US vendors). England Above: Konig Colours: A New Line of Eco Paints from England's First Family of Design. Above: Ecos Paints from 5 Favorites: British…
  • A Visit with Marianna Kennedy, London's Sorceress of Color

    Christine Chang Hanway
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Our friend Jo Craven (a UK Vogue contributor) takes us on a tour inside Marianna Kennedy's kaleidoscopic world in Spitalfields, London. Originally from Canada, Kennedy moved to Spitalfields 20 years ago, after she completed art school in Dublin. Over the past two decades, she's applied her energies to renovating her 18th-century Huguenot silk weaver's house back to how it was intended to be, using muted colors from Holkham Linseed Paints on the walls. As her friend Tash Aw says, "Everything here feels ancient but looks new." Throughout the interiors of the four-story house—a combination…
  • Table of Contents: Global Color

    Remodelista Team
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    By popular request: a week devoted to the wonderful world of color. Above: A subtle summer tablescape via More & Co. Monday  Above: In Household Accessory news, Julie discovers a line of blown glass from France (plus the power of jewel-toned candles).  Tuesday   Above: Margot heads to Madrid to visit a colorful home/workshop in our House Call series. Wednesday Above: For Wednesday's 10 Easy Pieces column, we round up our favorite color-blocked rugs. Thursday Above: Meredith presents 10 inspirational rooms with painted accent walls in our Palette & Paints…
  • Current Obsessions: Going Indigo

    Remodelista Team
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Here's a look at a few things we loved this week. Above: Inside the home and studio of Wo & Wé lighting designer Olivier Abry, via The Spaces.  We're following a new series from Lonny Magazine: "What Design People Are Doing on Instagram."  A historic shopping mall in Providence, Rhode Island, was recently converted into apartments.  Above: Los Angelenos: Learn how to dye with indigo in an upcoming workshop hosted by textile designer Graham Keegan. A new exhibit dedicated to Heath Ceramics' Alabama Chanin line opens in San Francisco this weekend.  With cantilevered…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • 8 Dramatic Over-the-Bed Art Ideas (When You Can't Afford Something Big)

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Beci & Raph's Most Excellent Make & Do Adventure Pin it That area behind our beds can be a make-it-or-break-it spot in the bedroom. Since our beds tend to be the focal points of this space, the eyes naturally flow to the wall space above your bed. When you can't blow your budget on a giant art piece to hang above your bed, you can still create a dramatic, eye-catching art arrangement. Here are eight ideas. READ MORE »
  • A Plethora of Plants in Every Room

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Pin it I'm not sure they ever really went out of style, but houseplants are experiencing a huge surge in popularity right now. You see them everywhere, and sometimes you see a whole lot of them, in delightful clusters that threaten to turn some blogger's living room into a jungle paradise. These little green friends need not be limited to your widowsill or your end table. Read on for plenty of inspiration for using plants to enliven every room in your home. READ MORE »
  • Fixer-Upper or Move-In Ready? The Pros and Cons

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    House Gelukstraat by Dierendonckblancke Architects Pin it There are a lot of considerations to ponder when buying a home: location, budget, and your basic needs, and also how much work you're willing to take on. Some people love a project and wouldn't consider a new build for love or money, and others want a hassle-free home from the get-go... READ MORE »
  • Tell Us: Did Sharing a Home Growing Up Create Shared Design Tastes with Your Siblings?

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Laura & Ray's Art-Filled Austin Home Pin it We think that childhood homes — often designed by your parents — have a big effect on how your home looks now, whether you grew up to adopt certain styles or cleaning habits from your parents or whether your home is the total opposite of what you grew up with. But we also wonder, how do you think your style compares to that of your siblings? READ MORE »
  • Smart Ways to Reinvent a Single White Flat Sheet

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Pin it A single white flat sheet might not seem like much, but it's also the perfect blank slate for DIY and craft projects. Choose your technique and pattern, and create something special from something so basic. READ MORE »
 
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Don’t Miss the Gus Modern Summer Sale!

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

    Becky
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    Now that Don Draper finally nailed the ultimate account and Mad Men has disappeared into 1970 forever, I’ve been binge watching the whole thing all over again on Netflix. There were so many fantastic moments of graphic design, fashion design, even hair design (and some not-so-good ones, those ’70s staches and sideburns were not doing the characters any favors). But most of all, I loved to watch Mad Men for the spot-on 1960s set design. There are too many to count; with all that Eames, Saarinen and other mid-century icons lurking everywhere. Here are some of the highlights: What…
  • Don’t Miss This Fatboy Deal!

    DesignPublic.com
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    Whether you’re craving a colorful hammock to swing in or big fat comfy seats to replace those rickety old lawn chairs, there has never been a better time to stock up on Fatboy’s clever and colorful outdoor furniture offerings.  Now through June 15 2015, spend $600 on Fatboy Outdoor Furniture and save $100.     This is not your 1970s bean bag. The Fatboy Original Outdoor comes in way cooler colors, is much more comfortable as a real seat and its jacket is moisture repellent Sunbrella™ fabric.   You know it’s the best time of year to lounge and swing from…
  • Brand Spotlight: Kahler Design

    DesignPublic.com
    29 May 2015 | 9:28 am
    If you don’t know Kähler, you’re going to want to get to know them. The iconic Danish ceramics company has been making museum-worthy pieces since 1839. Don’t let the pedigree scare you though; the Kahler pieces you’ll treasure forever are still handmade by artisans yet are reasonably priced.   Hand-painted stripes mark the classic Omaggio line by Kähler. A variety of shapes and sizes in a range of colors, the vase collection is made for all sorts of leaves, branches and blooms.   Omaggio will dress your table with style as well. A favorite is the crisp…
  • Some Easy Swaps and Props for Summer Decor

    Becky
    22 May 2015 | 10:21 am
    If you’re not going anywhere this weekend, it’s a great time to summer-fy your place. Or for those of you lucky enough to have a cottage or a summer share it’s the prime weekend to open it up and give it a zshush. Here are 10 favorite products that will help you get ready for summer.   1. Lobstahs! Go for that overt sea creature theme, because now is the time. A favorite lobster accessory of mine is the Thomas Paul Lobster Sketch Pillow. 2. Candlelight.  Get ready for some outdoor candlelight. The usual tealight holders won’t keep the breeze from blowing out…
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    Home Design Find

  • Dogtrot House Celebrates the Frugal Elegance of Australian Public Campsites

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    A sublimely simple plan informs the Dog Trot House by Dunn & Hillam Architects. The brief: to design a holiday home for a family, that would have the informality of a campsite. They wanted everything they loved about camping except the need to pack up at the end of every holiday. The name comes from the design, houses divided into two free standing structures with an open passageway between to connect them. The idea is that the open, shaded passageway in the center is a place a dog can trot on days when it’s hot. The dogtrot passageway between the public and the private spaces is…
  • Design Dilemma: 5 Interior Renovations with a Big Payoff

    preynolds
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:27 am
    Contemporary Living Room by Other Metro Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers C.O.S Design We’ve talked about exterior renovations that provide a big return on your investment. Replacing tired siding, drafty old windows, garage doors that have seen better days, are all relatively inexpensive ways to dramatically improve the look (and value) of your home. So what are the best renovations to improve the value and look of the interior of your home? The answers may surprise you, as they do not involve major upscale kitchen remodels, or wiring your home for stereo in every room.
  • Floating Pavilion Guest House Suggests Monet Painting

    Susan Kraemer
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Wirra Willa is a tiny pavilion guest house that seems to float on the lily pond, creating a scene straight from a Monet painting. The tranquil guest house was designed for his father by architect Mathew Woodward in New South Wales, Australia, on an 80-acre former citrus fruit orchard. It comprises simply a bedroom at one end, a living room at the other. On cold winter nights, the living room offers a toasty fire. But the living room floor can slide back and now it is a hot tub room that contrasts its heat with the cold lily pond outside. All of the glazing supporting the roof disappears,…
  • Nautical Theme for a San Francisco Perch

    Susan Kraemer
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Translucent glass is all that comes between the eyes of passers-by and the master bathroom in the middle floor of this San Francisco home above Dolores Park by Craig Steely Architecture. It is an astonishing feat of privacy maintenance while fully opening a very urban home to the view. The translucent glass has a lovely turquoise wash, reflecting the nautical theme of the view. Other than the turquoise, the bathroom material palette is limited to a cool veined marble… … and a matte charcoal slate, the perfect foil for the white porcelain. A nautical theme plays out with circular…
  • Design Dilemma: 5 Exterior Renovations with a Big Payback

    preynolds
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:32 am
    Eclectic Porch by Other Metro Interior Designers & Decorators Kim Pearson Pty Ltd When many of us renovate our homes, we’re thinking beyond just an improvement in space, functionality and looks for ourselves. We’re also thinking that down the line, when it comes time to sell, there could be a financial payoff as well. Some of us, in fact, decide to spruce up a space, specifically for that reason. So what are the best renovations if you hope to substantially increase the value of your home? A new pool? A big fancy kitchen? A complete overhaul of the electrical wiring or old…
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    Bloesem

  • No screws needed

    Bloesem
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:23 pm
    No screws? No problem! The Zoo chair by Mayice might just be magic. This impressive piece of furniture works as a chair, shelving, table, magazine rack, really it's just up to how creative you are. They come in several colours and are stackable which make a great shelving unit with pops of colour. 100% handmade in Spain, the Zoo chair is made from pine wood, derived from sustainable forests, and does not include any substructures or screws in its manufacturing. The Mayice team has an ongoing crowdyhouse campaign for their Zoo multidisciplinary furniture. Support great designs! Starting…
  • Link Love

    Bloesem
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Styling in the kitchen.. our favourite! Never saw a gradient I did not like.. This layered nightstand. The Alchemist's dressing table. We tried our hands at marbling.. now we can't stop. Are you taking too long in the shower? Functionalism in furniture.  A cosy Swedish country home.. There's a Pantone match for everything.. even the tiny things. Xo, The Bloesem Team 
  • Pancakes in bed

    Bloesem
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Of all of Anne-sophie's beautiful instagram images, my favourites are the one that feature her pink bedding and in this particular shot, the pink bedding and 2 stacks of glorious banana pancakes. It doesn't get any better than pancakes in bed. A landscape architect by profession, Anne-sophie's snaps feature everything from food to home interiors and her design work. We're crushing on the soft palette of her feed! #BinstaGood .. Follow Anne-sophie on instagram.. Bloesem and Zara S. on instagram
  • Visit Taipei: The Town Crier

    Bloesem
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Our Taipei correspondent does it again! Adinda from Wolvestable always sends us the most beautiful images of spots of her current hometown and keeps us updated with the recent on goings over there. Keep reading as she introduces us to The Town Crier, the new kid in town. Walking into The Town Crier makes you feel like you stepped into an old Western postoffice from a cowboy movie with Clint Eastwood, well at least that's how I experienced my first visit to this gem of a store. The Town Crier is a recently opened shop in Taipei filled with lifestyle brands, all of them personally…
  • The Traveling Pants

    Bloesem
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:29 pm
    For Matter's latest monochrome series, the team over at Matter thought it would be a perfect fit to shoot Bloesem's picks from the collection in the black and white colonial home we now work in. So we played dress up and shot these in a few of our favourite spots in the new Bloesem studio. And what about that pink wall? It was just too adorable not to pose in front of. We're all for black and white but at the end of the day, we always like to pair our monochromes with some pastels and neutrals. It's hard not to want to live in these pants (that make look familiar, we did a…
 
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    2Modern Blog

  • Mirrored Beach Hut by ECE Architects and Creative Forager

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:32 pm
    With the aim of creating a public installation that would “engage and delight the community,” British firms ECE Architecture and Creative Forager have accomplished their goal by constructing a shimmering beach hut in the seaside town of Worthing, England. A project that took a mere six weeks to design and build, the simple wooden edifice bears the dimensions of the modest wood beach huts that line the Worthing shoreline, but has been given a gleaming facade made of laser-cut mirrored panels. Standing alone on the pebbly beach, the installation’s entire surface area…
  • New 2Modern Brand: MamaGreen Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    New to 2Modern is eco-friendly modern outdoor furniture from Mamagreen. Specializing in contemporary outdoor designs created via eco-friendly and socially responsible practices, the Mamagreen modern outdoor furniture range features a refined suite of tables, sun loungers, and seating designs distinct for their clean forms, recycled materials and elegant, weather-resistant coverings. Equally suitable to residential and hospitality applications, our brand new Mamagreen sustainable outdoor furniture collection can be viewed here >
  • Modern Pet Beds from Toronto’s PUP & KIT

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Modern beds are not just for people anymore—or just for photogenic French Bulldogs, either. Toronto-based retailer PUP & KIT specializes in contemporary accoutrements for the adored and adoring pet, and their pet beds are stellar illustrations of what happens when modernist principles are, well, thrown to the dogs. The PUP & KIT pet bed range includes Mid Century-influenced, solid wood creations, tailor-made for the design-savy pet owner and pooch alike—featuring refined profiles, splayed legs, and cushions upholstered in solid colors and prints—that could very well be…
  • Knoll Office Sale: Save 15% July 20 – 31

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Our Knoll Office Sale kicks off today, with a 15% reduction on handsome modern office furniture—from Mid Century Modern classics by iconic designers to innovative contemporary designs from today’s celebrated stars. Collaborations with the world’s most lauded architects and designers has cemented Knoll’s reputation for timeless modern furniture, expressed in elegant desks, versatile task chairs, and refined modern storage pieces that extend classic modern design to the contemporary office environment. Shop the Knoll Office Sale through July 31st>
  • Gus Upholstery Sale | Save 20% on Modern Upholstered Furniture by Gus*

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
      The Gus commitment to the ‘softer side of modern’ is illustrated in upholstered furniture defined by honest materials, beautiful proportions and elegant shapes. Beginning today, and for a limited time only, save 20% on all Gus upholstered modern sofas, sectionals, and contemporary lounge chairs during our Gus Upholstery Sale. Ranging in firm, medium, and soft upholstery choices, our Gus collection offers clean, tailored options for every modern design enthusiast. View our Gus Upholstery Sale here >    
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Rammed Earth: Affordable, and Relatively Unknown

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

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

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

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

    Michael Landfair
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    The Screen Door has been added to my itinerary for next visit to PDX land.Image: Allison JonesA massive bombshell from weekend brunchmaster Screen Door. Starting June 11, the Southern fried East Burnside restaurant will  open for brunch and lunch seven days a week.That's right: chicken and waffles on a Monday, all the grits and Spicy Creole Bloody Marys you can handle Tuesday, Friday, Sunday, whatever—just throw your calendar away entirely. Also, the restaurant will debut a huge new lunch menu, built around a line-up of 13 Southern sandwiches (muffaletta and brisket to…
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    COTE DE TEXAS

  • John Saladino Is Moving Yet Again!?!?!?

    25 Jul 2015 | 3:54 am
      Are you obsessed with John Saladino’s design work?  Do you know his houses inside out and could probably find your way around Villa di Lemma in the dark?  Well, if so – this story is for you.  It took a while to put it all together and figure it all out – so, go grab that proverbial cup of coffee and enjoy!!! I was surprised to see that John Saladino was on the move, again.  I vividly remember reading about the sale of Villa di Lemma to Portia and Ellen DeGeneres – and being shocked at that news.   After all, he had spent years restoring his…
  • Two Trends: One Good, One Horrid

    16 Jul 2015 | 10:10 pm
      One quick comment, after many years – you may notice I have a new blog design!   Whitney English designed it for me and I think it really expresses my aesthetic.  There are still a few tweaks to be worked out, so excuse me until I get it all finished!     This week I went on Zinio and looked at several months worth of design magazines, screencapping all the photographs I really liked.  By reading so many magazines at one sitting, two trends really stood out. And at the same time, an old design adage proved more true than ever.   Basically…
 
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    Atticmag

  • Statement Making Powder Room Sinks

    Jane F
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Powder room sinks with unique personalities help set the styles for guest baths — from modern to traditional. Here’s the thing about powder room sinks: the focus is often on the style of the vanity instead of the basin. But for me, the sink’s the thing. That’s why I especially favor statement-making sinks in powder rooms. A fabulous lavabo can be mounted on top of a conventional vanity, or on the wall, on a piece of furniture, or even on top of a plank and still make the point. The more original and memorable the sink, the more successful the look.… Continue ReadingThe post…
  • Honeycomb Tile Kitchen

    Jane F
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    As a backsplash to set the tone for a neutral kitchen there’s nothing like dimensional honeycomb tile. When an internet mogul built a vacation home in Costa Rica, Atlanta designer Beth Webb was hired to create the décor. Channeling the dark, rustic Latin look of homes in Central America, and mixing it up with the needs of second home for upscale clients, the result was classic, elegant and yet slightly exotic blend of whites, creams and taupes. In the kitchen [top] that meant a neutral scheme, one of subtle richness based on Ann Sacks’ dimensional Nottingham honeycomb tile in Veil. A…
  • Independence Day Holiday

    Jane F
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking the weekend off to celebrate the 4th of July. With best wishes to all for freedom and independence around the world. And with thanks to California-made Fireclay Tile for providing a great Independence Day collage that celebrates the red, white and blue of the American flag.… Continue ReadingThe post Independence Day Holiday appeared first on Atticmag.
  • French Bistro Shelves

    Jane F
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:02 pm
    French Bistro shelves are making cameo appearances on kitchen islands and counters. Like most shelving in the kitchen, these traditional French bistro shelves have a specific character which can make them a great accessory. Long used in restaurants  for displaying food, wines or collectibles they also were partial screens to block certain lines of sight while at the same time revving up appetites. In home kitchens — particularly on an island — bistro shelves may be focal points if not conversation pieces. The glass shelving is transparent, so what goes on the shelves is showcased by the…
  • Colorful Mudrooms

    Jane F
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    Colorful mudrooms — even when the color is neutral — offer a hint of personality in the entryway of a house. For a long time most mudrooms I saw were white, just like kitchens. As places to house boots, hats, umbrellas, jackets, dog leashes and assorted other outdoor gear the use of white made them a bit fussy for me. In addition to color, a mudroom (or boot room) by definition serves a function. In a way it’s a glorified closet but a public one. Elaborate woodwork is not always required. Even a small space can benefit from a shelf rack with pegs and a storage bench like the ones…
 
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Instagram Faves: Crafty/ DIY

    Phoebe Pinder
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Here at Blinds.com we are on the lookout for power instagrammers! Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing our favorite accounts with you! Crafty/ DIY: classyclutter Classyclutter is a fun account run by two best friends always looking for an excuse for a good DIY project. Their crafts and DIY’s are always very relevant with the time of year, and provide some tasteful inspiration on how to spruce up your home! Their account serves as a bold pop of color sure to brighten your insta feed! June’s #DIHworkshop with @homedepot is TOMORROW! Click the link in our profile to register to…
  • SoCal Home gets Beachy Summer Style with Woven Wood Shades

    Phoebe Pinder
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Here at Blinds.com we are crazy about home decor blog Domestically Speaking. On this fun site Maryann has found a creative outlet blogging about painting, DIYs, crafting, and re-purposing. Her crafty passions and love for home decor shine on her blog. Choices, Choices Three rooms in Maryann’s home underwent a window treatment makeover, and although they looked great before, they look even better with textural woven wood shades. The first step to new blinds is choosing your style and color. With help from Blinds.com designer Josh, Maryann got free fabric samples to help make her…
  • Dorm Decor: Boho Chic

    Phoebe Pinder
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:56 am
    Boho Chic is all the rage in the world of home decor, and can easily be incorporated in your dorm room as well! Whether you’re going for a bohemian look floor to ceiling or just a little hippie flair, we’ve got you covered! Take Intricate Patterns to the Sheets Part of the Boho look is pattern, so when finding the right bedding don’t let vibrant colors and detailed pattern drive you astray. There is a  boho bedding that can satisfy anyone’s needs weather it be a soft tie-dye or a mismatched detailed duvet. via: Urban Outfitters  via: Anthropologie via:…
  • Instagram Faves: Family

    Phoebe Pinder
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Here at Blinds.com we are on the lookout for power instagrammers! We would love to share with you some of our favorite accounts that post about décor, fashion, family, and crafts/ DIY! Family: lesleywgraham Lesley Graham does a fabulous job at intertwining “faith, family, design, food, and everything in between”. Her photos are very real and a true testament to her everyday life. Plus, we can’t get enough of her 2 adorable daughters. sisters ☀️ #myshoebuy A photo posted by lesley graham (@lesleywgraham) on Jun 18, 2015 at 8:23am PDT Pretty pumped about the…
  • Instagram Faves: Fashion

    Phoebe Pinder
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Here at blinds.com we are on the lookout for power instagrammers! We would love to share with you some of our favorite accounts that post about décor, fashion, family, and crafts/ DIY! Fashion: somethingnavy Arielle takes New York street style to the next level with anything from classic black attire to colorful tennis shoes. She walks the NYC streets with style and shares every fabulous step with her followers. Outfit change after an unexpected @schutzshoes delivery A photo posted by Arielle Noa Charnas (@somethingnavy) on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:42am PDT Overalls x @louboutinworld /…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Turn your rug into Art-Custom framing from Aaron Brothers REVIEW

    The Office Stylist
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    I recently had the pleasure of trying out the custom framing process at Aaron Brothers. I’ve had art framed before and by framed I mean I’ve gone to a store and bought a frame or where I purchased the art online framed the print for me. What I haven’t done is actually gone in, worked with a rep and hand selected frame options for a piece. Side note, how cool are all the white frames on the wall? Would love to do something like that in a room in my house-perfect accent wall/art. I started off with a rug that was shipped in from overseas, a really unique and interesting piece…
  • How to give your bathroom a quick makeover, without breaking the bank

    The Office Stylist
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. It’s no secret that I feel that every space of your house should be designed, styled and organized to match who you are and what you love. Whether it’s your home office (the most neglected space) or your bathroom, you’ll live a happier, more fabulous life if you pay attention to each space. In my home office for example, there is a bathroom attached. Rather than leave the space a hot mess, I style…
  • Design Dilemma: an Organized Craft Room

    Rima Butto
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
    This week, I’m giving April some tips on creating a stylish and neat craft room and home office. April asks: “I am working on transforming my home office/craft room into a more organized and pretty workspace. I’d love to get some advice!” Craft rooms can be so fun (and there’s definitely a bunch of drool-worthy ones on Pinterest), but it can get overwhelming trying to  keep items that are messy by nature organized, especially when they’re sharing a space with your office stuff. The key to having an organized room (that stays organized) is to implement a system…
  • Neatfreaks, rejoice! An Easy Clean up Solution for all your Summer Messes

    Rima Butto
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Wet-Nap®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ConquerTheMess http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I’ve always been a neat freak, and with that comes being a germaphobe. And as uncool as it sounds, that means I’ve got my finger on the pulse on the best cleaning products that fit my lifestyle. I’m super excited to tell you about my newest favorite item that allows for easy clean up wherever you are! What more could a clean freak like me want? If you’re crazy about staying…
  • Lauren Elizabeth’s Pinterest-Worthy Space {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    Describe your office space to us. My space is feminine, organized, and bright. I love light colors, like blushes, mints, and greys, with pops of gold. Since I have the master bedroom in our apartment, I’m able to fit my entire office inside of it, which is really convenient. Although, sometimes difficult to know when to shut off “work brain” and relax at night! I knew I wanted my office space to blend in well with the rest of my bedroom decor, so the color palette was picked based on my bedding and wall decor. It inspires me to be creative, which is the most important part of my…
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    Long Island Style

  • Looking Forward to...

    7 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Summer is in full swing here on the Island!  July 4th was gorgeous weather and full of family fun. Now,  I'm looking forward to The Hampton Designer Showhouse, which opens July 26th.  Traditional Home always puts on a fabulous showhouse that benefits the Southampton Hospital this year and is always good to get the design juices flowing.  This year I'm really looking forward to the space designed
  • Homes of Distinction Tour 2015

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    Spring is in the air and showhouses, house tours, and other beautiful events abound! One that is near and dear to my heart this year is the Homes of Distinction house tour that benefits the children of 9/11 through a charity called Tuesday's Children.  The tour is a one day event that invites you to view five beautiful homes in Manhasset and East Hills here on Long Island, and ends the day with a
  • Design Showhouse Guggenheim Estate 2014

    2 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Call me a sucker for a good cause.  I swore I wasn't going to participate in this years design showhouse at the Guggenheim Castle at Sands Point Preserve.  It is a project that consumes a tremendous amount of time, energy and money.  But, when the executive director called a few weeks before the opening date, I caved and couldn't resist the draw of this historic estate that I love to drive to
  • WARNING: Life is Not a Vignette

    2 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    Warning. These pictures are not staged. There are no props, no books stacked with things the reader finds so annoying that it deters them, no vignettes that are magazine ready. Life is not a vignette. I design for people, for families, for those who live in their spaces; not merely those who want a showroom for display. I want life to occur in every nook and cranny. I want wear and tear, I want 
  • A Likeable Home

    17 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    A 1908 Victorian was the last place I thought I'd spend the past several months. But when you find the perfect client, with a family whom you bond with immediately, it's a dream to good to pass up. Carrie and Dave are the CEOs of a growing social media firm in NYC; Likeable Media. A very young, very hip and very savvy company that promises to "create, curate, and promote content that gets you
 
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Looking Back at Cat Rock Mountain

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

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

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

    21 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    I love a good show house and the Atlanta Decorator's Show House never disappoints. This year the designer's revamped the Chateau Soleil for 2015 last April and May. I'll show you a couple of my favorite details: Living Room: Loved this Fromental wallpaper. I'm usually not a pink and green fan but the addition of this navy blue was stunning. EntryMaster Bedroom Simple clean - love the leaning artFamily Roomorange and dark charcoal plus geometricsLiving RoomCollage walls are all over this year                     …
  • 2015 Kips Bay Designer House

    7 Jun 2015 | 4:36 am
    It's an annual adventure to NYC for ICFF and the Kips Bay show house. It's the best in furniture, accessories, lighting and interior design. This year the show house was in the Arthur Sachs Mansion on East 55th @ 66th. A 5 story 9,600 sqft. Beaux Arts style townhouse that will be open from May 14th - June 11th. A beautiful exterior shot - love the detailing and ironwork. One of my favorite rooms was the master bedroom by David Phoenix. The upholstered walls and wallpapered ceiling. Neutral and rich at the same time. The fireplaces were original to the house. I…
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    COCOCOZY

  • Million Dollar House Tour – Bridgehampton Beauty

    Coco
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    Million dollar house tour Monday is here! Starting off the week with a little inspiration from a million dollar listing in the Hamptons (best of friend AM's stomping grounds). Located at 379 Ocean...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/WI92115YQ7Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Fabulous Open Kitchen Design – 7 Cook & Dine Combos

    COCOCOZY
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Kitchen Week on COCOCOZY continues.  Today it is about dining where you cook.  Very fine dining rooms in open kitchen design has become the norm.  In the olden days, the table in the kitchen was...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/ZX9te4fuJ0I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • 7 Hot Kitchen Design Trends

    COCOCOZY
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    Kitchen Week continues here on COCOCOZY!  Today I bring you 7 hot kitchen design trends.  High end ideas for inspiration in your home.  Trends come and go...but I think the ones below will become...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/Gi_-nDbVwjI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Million Dollar Kitchen Design

    Coco
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Kitchen Week continues on COCOCOZY!  Today I bring you 10 kitchens in multi million dollar real estate listings from around the country and the world for a little design inspiration. Luxury homes...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/hnnNAn3Bemw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Caesarstone Kitchen Counters – 6 Chic Design Looks

    Coco
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    This week is KITCHEN WEEK here on COCOCOZY. It is all about kitchens. Stay tuned for posts on all things fabulous in kitchen design throughout the week. We are in the home stretch of our Malibu home...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/1m4Qai-ah1g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
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  • The Significance of Identifying Your Firm’s Unique Value

    DesignSuccessU
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at DSU Over the years a common conversation among designers has been that their clients do not truly value what they do/offer.  I think we often expect clients to recognize how wonderful we are without having educated them as to what makes us different — what unique value to we offer.  You may do your [...] The post The Significance of Identifying Your Firm’s Unique Value appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
  • Reach Out To Previous Clients – The Fastest Way To Get A New Client!

    DesignSuccessU
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:38 pm
    By Gail Doby, ASID It’s Christmas in July for designers. That means that you need to start working on projects very soon to be ready for your client’s holiday entertaining. So think about doing a blog post, newsletter article (Top 10 Things To Do Before Christmas), write a hand-written note, or pick up the phone to check in. You are likely to [...] The post Reach Out To Previous Clients – The Fastest Way To Get A New Client! appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
 
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  • Friday Finds :: Pineapple Decor Crush

    Cristin
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Holly Becker of Decor8 recently unveiled her adorable new entry showcasing the chicest pineapple wallpaper (swoon). A symbol of hospitality and friendship, the pineapple motif is a perfect choice for welcoming guests into the home. I particularity love the contemporary pattern by Aimee Wilder in gold metallic. For today’s Friday Find I’ve rounded-up some fun home decor and fashion accessories featuring this tropical fruit. product links: 1…
  • 3 Girls Bedrooms by Designer Nicole Hollis

    Cristin
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. In just five short months from first meeting to installation, San Francisco-based interior designer, Nicole Hollis created the cutest bedrooms for three very lucky sisters. I first spotted the bright, whimsical designs on Instagram and had to take a closer look at the feature in Lonny. Each room is distinctly different, yet all are full of personality, color (a dose of girly hot pink spotted throughout) and whimsical wallcoverings. Built-in desks,…
  • Top 10 :: Stylish Daily Planners 2016

    Cristin
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. It’s that time of year! School will be starting soon (I know, too soon!) and with that moms and students everywhere will be challenged to keep their new schedules, events and activities organized. Keeping a calendar is an essential part in helping manage your daily activities and prioritize your time. It’s also a great way to kick off a new school year and even start 2016 off on the right foot. Did you know that you can reduce stress by simply…
  • Poolside :: Fresh Picks

    Cristin
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Summer. It’s heat leads us poolside to cool off, visit with friends and just plain relax. Before heading to the pool, you’ll have to bring a few essentials. My kids have been keeping their eye out for fun floats and have this swan on the top of their list. I too have spotted a few poolside picks that I’m sharing today. product links: 1 sunscreen // 2 flamingo float // 3 sunglasses // 4 pineapple tote // 5 acrylic tumbler // 6 umbrella…
  • Designer Crush :: Megan Tagliaferri

    Cristin
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Known for her glitzy hotel and casino interiors in Vegas, Megan Tagliaferri of FLO Design Studio describes her own personal aesthetic as “California mod spiritual.” In her Belmont Shores of Long Beach home, she blends a mix of earthy, yet glamorous boho style. Tagliaferri brilliantly layers rich patterns throughout using designer wallcoverings, Moroccan textiles and vintage furnishings. Although high glam, the rooms are cozy, inviting and laid-back. It’s the perfect interior for the relaxed SoCal waterfront lifestyle Tagliaferri and her family were seeking. Take a peek!
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  • Beautiful Brownstone

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

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

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

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

    Trudy Crane
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    This super cute loft on Air B & B would be the perfect place to stay if you are visiting Helsinki, Finland. I really want to visit one day and often scan Air B & B for dream apartments in this city and Copenhagen as well. Sooo many good spots! Of course all done in the simple Scandi style I love….. Enjoy!Trudyxx
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    Home Interior Design, Kitchen and Bathroom Designs, Architecture and Decorating Ideas

  • 7 Important Elements to Give Your Apartment A Rustic Look

    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:31 pm
    A rustic style brings a natural comfortability to a home as well as giving it a charming atmosphere. It essentially evokes the organic beauty of nature and defines the essence of an honest design because of its simplicity but intricate feature. A rustic look is mostly defined as contemporary but in recent styles today it is also fused into a modern-industrial theme. In this article, here are seven elements to incorporate in your apartment to give it a natural and rustic look. Image source scarletseal.blogspot.com 1. Natural Scenery If the setting of your apartment is close to nature, it can…
  • Beautiful Design hallway and corridor

    Author
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:10 am
    Homemaking hallway room requires more attention, and many residents of his apartment mistakes. To produce the right atmosphere is to prefer the right materials, colors and accessories. The basic formula is to choose the door in one tint, color, and texture, hence they do not grow out of the inside. Likewise, you should prefer the color and furniture, wardrobe. The corridor should be differentiated from other rooms, and is not worth it to mix with other rooms. Special care should be compensated to the lighting in the corridor, as the corridor is the spot where the light comes in the least due…
  • The right selection of bath mirrors

    Author
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    All bathrooms have a must-have accessory – a mirror. A mirror is used not only for use in everyday life, but also for use in the interior of the bathroom. A mirror is a operational target of everyday usage and decoration decor. When using mirrors in the interior is worth collecting that it is a contemplative object. With this visually increase the size of the room. In advance before buying the model should be selected mirrors, and a color that will work good with the vividness of the can. In modern shops a huge choice of contemporary mirrors that you can pick for every preference and…
  • Bright and sweet home

    Author
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    This apartment is only 36 square meters, but she looks very good. The interior uses the basic white color with bright decorative accessories and targets. White color blends in with the bright accessories that enliven every corner of the home. Pay attention to the bright kitchen. White kitchen with bright accessories, housewares and banks. Also there is a large amount of live plants, bright crocuses enliven the kitchen. The kitchen delivers a prosperous and beautiful open shelf on which is placed bright tableware: plates, cups, vases, and a variety of brilliant accessories. The interior uses…
  • Bright Spacious Family Apartment

    Author
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:05 am
    For a large family apartment should be roomy, comfy and functional. These apartments represent a two apartments are joined. Flat on the interior is very broad, bright apartments across large number of supplements. The bathroom is spacious, has a range of colors beige shade, sink and shelves in the narrow interior furniture are used to create a more spacious room, next to the bathroom has a shower, which is behind the glass. The sleeping room is roomy, beautiful, practical, and usable. On the wall is a long white cabinet, behind which there is a coatroom. The interior uses bright colors and…
 
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  • Luxe Accommodations: Thailand's Tranquil 137 Pillars House...

    franki durbin
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    The idea of spending a few slow weeks in Southeast Asia is absolutely thrilling to me. Cambodia, Burma, Java, Bali... oh, it entices me like few places do. So far I can boast about no Asian travels as we've stayed largely on the European continent and surrounding areas. But when I think of epic journeys and unforgettable voyages, Thailand and the surrounding areas certainly come to mind. A quick tour of Kiwi Collection (which I ADORE for their unique rating system & huge photography) led me to 137 Pillars House, a tucked away retreat in Chang Mai. Stay long enough (or even for one…
  • What to Wear: Channeling Your Inner Luxe Boho Babe...

    franki durbin
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    We're not talking festival gear here. Think: a modern day Brigitte Bardot as Mara Hoffman's muse and you get the idea. I touched upon the idea in a previous post, but today's topic all about how to wear it. A breezy floor-grazing kaftan. Shimmery bronzer. Statement rings. And... of course, a head wrap. I can't get enough of this look and - left to my own devices - would dress the part all day every day. CHANNEL YOUR INNER LUXE BOHO BABELove that bronzed glow but trying to save your precious skin from the ravages of the sun? Me too. Check out my beauty series on mineral sunscreens…
  • Loving: Mid-Summer Exotic Glamour...

    franki durbin
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:09 pm
    As if hit by this mid-summer heat wave (it's reaching 100 and 100+ degrees as far out as my iPhone app can see), my internal style compass is aimed squarely at more exotic looks. While it's easy to keep it consistent, I'm loving the idea of pulling a more complex Eastern theme into my design lens in a sophisticated way. Think: detailed patterns, vibrant hues and pops of gold (always!). It needn't be much, but why not have a bit of fun and bring this Morocco-meets-Bollywood look into your living room, onto your closet and into your life? Perhaps a bit of hot color is just the…
  • Visual Poetry: Pantone Matching Everyday Objects...

    franki durbin
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
        Fellow internet addicts have no doubt seen these images circulating in your news feed, but for the rest of you (you know... you NORMAL people who don't obsess over the minutiae of the social media memes of the moment) I wanted to share this cool photo series. Images were taken (and conceptualized) by a Inka Matthew of Green Ink Studio and are definitely worth a second look. See her Instagram feed for more. Simple? Yes And there's in composition and focus to be learned here. Ask yourself... when was the last time you appreciated details of the objects you see every day?
  • Shopping: Tory's Jewelbox on Paris’ Rue Saint-Honoré...

    franki durbin
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    Once upon a time I loved Tory Burch shoes. Loved them. My closet shelves can attest to that declaration. Wedges, flats, boots and more. Tory offered fabulous quality for a not terribly unreasonable price. For the logo averse, a savvy shopper could avoid rampant branding by opting for her more subtle options with discreet use of her iconic medallion.Somewhere along the line I feel for other shoe peddlers... JImmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman and others beckoned with their equally fabulous heels. But I do admit to appreciating Tory's ongoing brand evolution and her expansion into lifestyle offerings.
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • DIY Geometric Terrarium Base

    Chelsea Mohrman
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Give your terrarium a sturdy foundation and a modern vibe with a trendy geometric wooden base. In a few easy steps you can craft your own little terrarium and base- the perfect home decor accessory for a bookshelf, side table or desktop!Supplies:wood (walnut used here)sandpaper (not pictured)hexagon (or other geometric shape) printoutpencilscissorssmall glass globe vaselacquer finishsuper glue (not pictured)succulent plantssoilrocksInstructions:1. Print out a hexagon (a quick internet search for the shape should provide you with a printable picture of the shape). Cut out the hexagon to use…
  • Modern Skylight Shades To Adjust The Light With

    Simona Ganea
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:14 am
    The first thing that comes to mind when skylights are in discussion are those dreamy views of the star-filled sky at night. But it’s not all stars and beauty all the time. In fact, these views are pretty rare. Skylights are often used to add natural light to a space. So what about those moments when there’s just too much light, when the sun becomes disturbingly bright and when you want some shade and privacy? It’s when you wish you had skylight shades.When installing the skylight shades, takes this opportunity to also complete the room’s color palette. Like these red…
  • Modern Computer Desk Designs That Bring Style Into Your Home

    Simona Ganea
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:26 am
    Computers are a big part of any person’s life, although some tend to rely on them just a bit too much. Home offices seem like the ideal place for a computer but they become part of the living room or bedroom décor often enough. As a result, the computer desk gains importance as well. A modern computer desk can focus on a lot of things.The Modern Desk is a beautiful reflection of the Scandinavian style. It has a sleek top and angled legs and it features three drawers perfect for storing office accessories. Because the overall design is so simple is so simple, the desk can look elegant…
  • 10 Modern Deck Spaces to Inspire Your Summer Backyard

    Casey Watkins
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Summer nights are the most perfect time to be outdoors. The balmy breezes and chirping crickets beckon you to sip on a glass of iced tea and enjoy the sunset glow. They also make the perfect setting to host a dinner party for your closest friends. But whether you’re serving dinner or just relaxing, it’s necessary to have a backyard space to accommodate your pleasure. Decks can be a little intimidating to style, but you’ll be surprise what a little inspiration will do. Take a look at these 10 modern deck spaces to get you started on creating your own modern backyard…
  • Beautifully Blemished: The Appeal Of Live Edge Furnishings

    Vera Dordick
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    Warm tones, sinuous lines and the beautiful imperfections of nature – these are some of the qualities that draw people to live edge furniture. The pieces play up the natural grain and irregular edges of the tree from which the wood was cut. Both modern interiors as well as more rustic room designs can work with live edge furniture.At ICFF in May, a good number of designers exhibited live edge pieces. Whether it marks a resurgence of the trend or just a renewed appreciation for the natural beauty of wood and its unique knots and bumps, it’s a beautiful thing!Indo Artifacts displayed this…
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    Design blog from APD Interiors

  • Project Complete: Islington N1

    Andrew Dunning
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Today we are featuring a project we completed in Islington recently to replace the current kitchen and extend the property with a rear glass box extension. From a short ‘we have a baby coming in 6 months and are looking to renovate our kitchen’ email received late one December evening the project grew to include a full refurbishment of the lower ground floor of the Islington terrace. The original layout on the lower ground floor had three small rooms and felt very closed in and dark (see before pictures at the end of this post). An internal hallway used too much space on an…
  • CP Hart bathrooms

    Andrew Dunning
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:52 am
    One thing guaranteed to help a project succeed? – good suppliers! Recently we’ve changed our bathroom supplier in our design practice and now use CP Hart to supply all our bathroom fittings. We have already completed projects in Highgate and Whitstable and have been very pleased with both the service in the showrooms and their after sales services. To see more of their products CP Hart invited me to stay in a hotel where they had recently designed all the bathrooms. So around 2 weeks ago we spent a delightful weekend at The Wheatsheaf Inn in the Cotswolds – and roadtested…
  • Finlayson Tom of Finland

    Andrew Dunning
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Finlayson is a Finnish textile company you might know for the cute Moomin towels they produce and the large graphic patterns in their range, the Aalto pattern has been produced for nearly 40 years. The company is named after James Finlayson, a Scottish machine engineer who went to Tampere in Finland in 1820 and founded a cotton mill. Although he sold the mill after 16 years the company wanted to retain his name. In the early days Finlayson & Compagnie was founded on the same principles as Bourneville did in England and provided homes for workers, and the company looked after the workers…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    This morning I’m returning to the office after a glorious week away in the sun. After spending the majority of my time outside I can’t wait to spend spring and summer in my garden. Now is the time to start preparing for more time outside so today our Room of the Week is going poolside! Good quality outdoor furniture will last you a lifetime if you look after it. If you want some of the best made and most stylish furniture I recommend Gloster for their extensive range. After discovering their furniture at a very sunny Clerkenwell Design Festival a few years ago several clients…
  • Such & Such

    Andrew Dunning
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    As I’m often telling clients lighting is such an important element of interior design and decoration for your home. It can really make the difference between a bland interior and achieving that ‘wow’ look everyone wants. After planning the position of your lights early in your renovation you then need to choose fittings – and thankfully we’ve now moved on from ceilings full of downlights. Such & Such stock a cool selection of lighting on their website to allow you to ensure the lighting on your home isn’t boring. Many of the fittings include new on…
 
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  • Open & Modern Design Home

    Richard Torres
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M I’ve never been shy about enjoying the open space in any living area. I get as excited as a dog running around in an open field just thinking about it. Maybe it’s because I feel like my thoughts have more room to breathe when they aren’t cramped physically. It may sound weird that thoughts could feel cramped up when it’s all really in your head anyways but something good happens when there is more space to enjoy than not when looking for inspiration. This modern home is designed to embrace its environment by blending into it with glass walls and wooden structured borders and…
  • Revitalized Canadian Beverage Bar

    Chelsea Lyle
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M Everyone has their go-to beverage joint. One of my favorites is a little place around the corner from my apartment called Foxy Loxy. It’s convenient, the employees are incredibly friendly, the atmosphere is laid back, and best of all—they serve anything my heart could desire. In the morning I get coffee; In the evening I get wine. If I get hungry they have anything from locally made pastries or fresh quiche in the morning to house-made chili and tacos in the evening. I think what makes them really successful though, is that these guys picked up what the neighborhood was putting…
  • Modern Victorian Makeover

    Chelsea Lyle
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M Growing up with an architect for a father has made me realize a lot of things. The first one being that I have an automatic biased opinion about most buildings or homes that I see. Victorian homes have been a constant debate with my dad. He says he just doesn’t like the columns because they don’t serve a purpose, and I say that the romantic details are what make the home so beautiful in the first place! He prefers modern aesthetics and I have always preferred a home with historic properties. Mitsuori Architect’s modern addition to the Victorian Armadale House 1 is…
  • Rebranded Education: Academia Altimira

    Chelsea Lyle
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M There are schools all over the world that give you the resources you need to learn how to speak a new language. These days there are even apps that you can easily download! Laura and Monica, the owners of Academia Altimira, and English school in Barcelona, have invested in creating a brand for their company and for their learning environment. It was inspired by Constructivism and targets children, adolescents, and young adults. I love how the architects at Masquespacio created a holistic identity for Academia Altimira by purposefully reverberating their brand package in the physical…
  • Till House Tour

    Chelsea Lyle
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M I don’t know if you guys ever played MASH as a kid, but it probably took up a good 40% of my time in homeroom. For those of you that haven’t, it was basically a game to find out what your future husband, house, job, and other miscellaneous lifestyle assets would look like. I highly recommend you find the rules and play regardless of how old we all are now, because it’s just absolutely addictive and hilarious! I somehow always landed the outhouse as my home, while my friend Natalie always got the private island mansion. I’m sure even if you haven’t played the game you’ve…
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  • God Bless America Treasury

    bmthour
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Treasury from: Modern Art God Bless America Patriotic Garden Sign Plaque From: DSG $68.60 Patriotic Angel with Yellow ribbon From: DSG $42.70 Patriotic Bald Eagle Sculpture From: DSG $29.95 Americana Quilted Patchwork Throw From: DSG $33.05 Americana Throw Pillow, 20 by 20-Inch From: DSG $25.00 Home Garden Land of the Free Flag From: DSG $19.99 Garden Patriotic Sunflowers Flag From: DSG $19.99 Home Garden Give Thanks Flag From: DSG $13.10 Garden America Flag From: DSG $13.10 Old Glory Woven Patriotic American Flag Throw Quilt From: DSG $29.95 Decorative Americana 12″ Tin Barn Star From:…
  • 5 Interior Design and Architecture Mistakes to Avoid When Constructing a Home

    Interior Design Style
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    Building a home the right way can be a complicated process that should only be reserved for completion by skilled and experienced professionals. However, nowadays with so much DIY instructional material available online it is becoming increasingly common to see people building their own homes. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer on a mission or a contractor entering into the business of building houses, there are certain common mistakes that you’ll want to become familiar with before drawing up any blueprints. With that said, let’s look at five interior design…
  • A Complete Guide to Western Rustic Decor

    Interior Design Style
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    When you pass by a furniture shop, how do you feel? Do you get excited at the prospect of seeing a pretty couch, an elaborately designed wardrobe or a rustic mantelpiece? When you are out shopping, are you drawn towards furniture and decorative displays? If you answer yes to these two questions, then you are a lot like me! I LOVE furniture shopping and I particularly love visiting Western furniture stores even when I can only do window shopping. You see, as of now, I have completed my collection of Western Rustic furniture so unless I am re-decorating a room in my house I have to…
  • What Can We Expect in the Future Design of New York Hotel Rooms and Common Areas?

    Interior Design Style
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    New York Hotel owners are in a precarious position because although they want to make their hotels nicer and more unique, redesigning the hotel structure is nearly impossible. They are forced to work with what exists already. This is not always an easy task, though, and it’s often hard to achieve the look and feel that the hotel owners’ desire. The only choice in many situations is to make changes to the existing rooms and common areas that will break from long standing hotel traditions and take the hotel in a stylish new direction. Here, hotel chain Moxy (who was featured…
  • Renovate Your Home with These 6 Interior Design Apps

    Interior Design Style
    11 Jul 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Reorganizing your home can be a tall task! Everything already has its place and you know just where to find everything. To take the patterns you know and love, and turn it into something new can easily grow into a full renovation job before you know it. It can also be a lot of fun! Painting the walls, adding a lamp or two, adding new carpeting, or drapes, or simply rearranging the furniture are but some of the changes you might have in mind. With today’s smart home revolution it’s easier than ever to find the next must have item on your list. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to…
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  • How to Shop for Your New Whirlpool Tub

    Michelle Lesser
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve inspected your bathroom and decided that it’s time for a home improvement project, you may want to consider adding a whirlpool bath so that you can relieve your stress at the end of the day in an elegant setting. It’s important to keep notes throughout the process, so buy a notebook, fill it Continue Reading
  • Dot Dot Dot

    Michelle Lesser
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
  • World map wallpaper

    Michelle Lesser
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
  • 4th of july celebration

    Michelle Lesser
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
  • Storage in the city

    Michelle Lesser
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Source: coco29.com Living in the city, like many things in life, can be exciting and stressful at the same time. It’s great to be near cool restaurants and to have a night life but what if you’ve had to compromise on the amount of living space you have. If you need to combat the clutter Continue Reading
 
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  • Pi, meditation stool, yoga seat, recycled oak wine barrel staves. by StilNovoDesign

    26 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    115.00 USDOur little Pi is a meditation stool, yoga seat, entirely made of recycled wood from discarded oak wine barrels.The top and the sides are tinted with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry chocolate’ wine based stain, while the other portions of the stool may be finished in either golden oak, for a two-tones effect, or in the same cherry chocolate color for a uniform result (see photos of the 2 options)Pi's measurements are about 6” (front) to 7” (back) high, 14” in length, about 5 1/2”-5 3/4” wide(Each barrel stave is…
  • Elf, small oak cabinet bench recycled wine fermentation tanks, shoe storage by StilNovoDesign

    25 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    875.00 USDSmall solid white oak cabinet/ bench made with recycled oak from used wine fermentation casks.Elf is a perfect combination of practicality, comfort and sophistication. This sturdy little cabinet is ideal to accommodate any type of storing and organizing needs and it can be integrated in any room of the house as a unique and handy piece of home décor. The slim slots between the staves allow good aeration of the cabinet, making it particularly suitable for shoes' storing.By using the natural arch of a stave from a hefty fermentation vat, we are able to create this particularly…
  • Il Veliero, Green Candelabrum, Eco friendly Menorah, recycled oak wine barrel staves candleholder, nine glass holders and candles by StilNovoDesign

    25 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    275.00 USDOur exclusive ‘green’ candelabra are entirely made of recycled white oak staves from French wine barrels.This unique candelabrum turns into a perfect Hanukkah/Chanukah Menorah, perfect as an original gift idea, as a very sophisticated centerpiece for a dining table or fireplace mantel.This piece if a perfect fusion of modern style, organic vibe and classic elegance, very easy to integrate with any interior design.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers…
  • The Fern, Kosher Menorah, recycled oak wine barrel staves candleholder, Eco friendly Candelabrum, Nine white porcelain holders by StilNovoDesign

    25 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    295.00 USDOur exclusive ‘green’ candelabra are entirely made of recycled white oak staves from French wine barrels.This unique candelabrum is a perfect Hanukkah/Chanukah Menorah, great as an original gift idea, as a very sophisticated centerpiece for a dining table or fireplace mantel.This piece if a perfect fusion of modern style, organic vibe and classic elegance, very easy to integrate with any interior design.The eight candles are aligned at the same height in order to have the flames leveled, while the ninth in the middle stands a tad above the others, following the kosher…
  • Liquorish, recycled oak wine barrel stave shot glass sampler, 5 shot glasses by StilNovoDesign

    25 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    79.99 USDLiquorish is a unique shot glass sampler, perfect to serve a selection of spirits/liquors in a very original presentation. Ideal for dinner parties, gatherings and tastings. Its stylish design will harmonize with any interior design, from classical to contemporary.Our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France. The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create. The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The red wine…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • When Is A Design Trend Not A Trend?

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

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

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

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

    7 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    A few years ago I was asked to redesign the interior of a farmhouse in Granville, Ohio (see photos here), knowing that there would eventually be an opportunity to redesign the outside.  Now the outside's nearly done, and I can't wait to get out there and photograph it later this summer.Until then, here's a sneak peek at the before-during-and-after:Need expert Residential Architectural advice for your new home or remodeling project? Contact Richard Taylor, AIA at RTA Studio Architects to arrange a meeting or an online consultation.
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    Arteriors Blog

  • Copper: The Metal of the Moment

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

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

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

    Mikala Ewald
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:34 pm
    When Atlanta-based interior designer Nina Nash from Mathews Furniture + Design sent us images of two stunning projects she designed that feature several Arteriors products, we knew we had to show them off. Nina has worked for Mathews Furniture + Design, which has been a family-owned Atlanta staple for 25 years, for almost 5 years […] The post Arteriors Featured Client: Nina Nash appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • 7 Reasons Why Interior Designers Love Arteriors

    Mikala Ewald
    28 May 2015 | 9:42 am
     Do you know why interior designers LOVE Arteriors…besides the fact that our products are usually exactly what they’re looking for?   1. No minimum orders are required for designers. We understand that sometimes you only need one. As a registered designer you have no minimum order requirements with Arteriors. 2.  Arteriors’ website provides “real time” […] The post 7 Reasons Why Interior Designers Love Arteriors appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
 
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Sedgefield Country Club Residence

    Allen and James Design
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Hi from Stephanie & Patti at Allen & James Interiors! We were honored to be chosen to redecorate the owner of Furnitureland South’s home. Here’s an in-depth look at our process for this amazing project! The Dining Room: We chose to keep our client’s existing dining table because they still love it, and used Chaddock dining chairs for a transitional look. The Marge Carson sideboard added depth to create a reflective quality for a small dining room. Fine Art lamps were chosen for the chandeliers and sconces, to maintain the European elegance that the homeowners…
  • Design Trend: Avant Garde

    Furnitureland South
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Modern home furnishings are taken to a new level with the avant-garde. Clean lines and funky accessories are just a small part of this style. You can utilize an avant-garde look on anything from accessories to furniture pieces! Avant-garde will surely add glamour, intrigue, and a modern look to your home! The modern movement began because consumers were opposed to decorative arts styles, such as Victorian and Art Nouveau. As tides changed around the world during the 19th century and new technology was introduced as well as new influences on architecture, furniture changed too. Avant-garde is…
  • Citrus and Amethyst: An Unlikely Pair

    Furnitureland South
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    Citrus and amethyst are a great color combination, but can be very bold. While it can have a “retro” or vintage look, it also proves to be sophisticated. Whether you use yellow or lime green, either can pair with amethyst on just about anything! The boldness of this color combination can be toned down so easilyanother reason it is so great to use! To tone it down, use white or grey colors for the larger space and use citrus and amethyst as accents. This bright duo is perfect for accent pillows on a sofa or chair, or accessories around your living room. This Bernhardt Haven Collection…
  • Out Of The Blue: Pieces to Make Your Space Pop!

    Furnitureland South
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:34 pm
    One of the biggest trends during April 2015′s High Point Furniture Market was deep, rich blue huesparticularly denim & navy shades. Some style spotters are even calling navy blue the “new neutral”!   Here are just a few of our favorite true-blue items from right here at Furnitureland South: A few pro tips to renew your space with blue: Blues look fabulous mixed together. Don’t be afraid to mix teal, navy & sky blues for a fresh, current take on your space! Try turquoise for coastal looks, denim tones for a casual feel, and deep navy with golds for a…
  • I LOVE my adjustable bed!

    Tracy Dunn
    26 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I love EVERYTHING about my adjustable bed. It relieves all of the stress in my body after a long day. I can’t wait to get into bed at night! The adjustable base has zero gravity capabilities—which means that your feet & head are elevated, eliminating lower back pressure & allowing your muscles to relax! The increased circulation & blood flow to all the muscles in your body enables you to enjoy a deeper, more restful sleep. As if this wasn’t cool enough on its own, adjustable bases are also known to reduce snoring! You can adjust the position of your head to open airways of…
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    Stylizimo Blog

  • Interview with Nadia Lassen

    Nina Holst
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Today I have the pleasure to share with you an interview I did with Nadia Lassen. Nadia is the great granddaughter of Mogens Lassen, who is the designer of among others the famous Kubus candleholder. Nadia is the co-founder of by Lassen, who owns the rights to Mogens Lassens and his brother Flemming Lassen designs, and lucky for us bring these great designs out to the world. I have myself been collecting by Lassen designs over a few years know, and therefore find it interesting to know more about the brand. What gave you the idea to start your own company and get into interior design? I was…
  • SINNERLIG by Ilse Crawford

    Nina Holst
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:56 am
    This August we will finally see the SINNERLIG collection by the famous designer and interior designer Ilse Crawford. We got a lot of sneak peeks from the lovely collection this spring, but last week Ikea released the press images and prices for the new products. The SINNERLIG collection will provide high quality design with typical IKEA prices – it´s almost too good to be true! Isn´t this frosted white lamp with cork amazing? As you can see there is a lot of cork in the new SINNERLIG collection. Simply beautiful! I truly love the natural and calm feel to the collection, and I´m sure…
  • DIY: Flower wreath

    Nina Holst
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:29 am
    I made myself a flower wreath out of peonies, so now I´m ready for the celebration of midsummer! I guess my head will smell wonderful tonight *smile*… If you want to make a flower wreath too, you can see the video I followed here. Happy midsummer!   Images. Nina Holst
  • Salgsfavoritter ELLOS

    Nina Holst
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:25 am
    // Annonse     Ellos har startet salget, og de har spurt om jeg ville velge ut noen salgsfavoritter fra deres HJEM – sortiment. Jeg synes Ellos har veldig mye fint, så det var enkelt å finne godsaker som nå er på salg. Legg bl.a merke til avisshyllen ( nr. 10 ). Perfekt som nattbord med plass til bøker og blader og til en lampe på toppen. Nå til kun 89,- ! ( ..billigere nattbord enn det får man vel ikke? )   Salgsfavoritter fra Ellos: 1. Kurv Coco i 2-pk 2. Taklampe St Paul 3. Teppe Vallentuna 70×200 cm 4. Sengesett Wilma i bomull med stripe 5. Sengesett…
  • Strawberries on the balcony

    Nina Holst
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:19 am
    I love strawberries in the summer, so when I saw these strawberry plants I knew I had to buy some home with me… As I told you earlier, my plan is to have lots of herbs and vegetables on our little balcony outside the kitchen… , so why now some fruit too :) // I found the Strawberries at my local Mester Grønn. The plant hanger is from Ferm Living, and is available at Stylizimo Shop. //   Images: Nina Holst
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • 20 Sleek Kitchen Designs with a Beautiful Simplicity

    HD Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether you are a gourmet chef or just like to have a comfortable and stylish place to eat leftovers, the design of a home’s kitchen is of the utmost important. The rooms featured in this post are not just stylish, but each celebrates its own version of simplicity with clean lines, luxurious textures and cool, neutral colors. Cool greys and creamy whites are the perfect calming influence for this modern kitchen. The pops of yellow in the cabinets and backsplash of this kitchen make it extra welcoming. Done the wrong way, wood paneled cabinets can look kitschy, but the horizontal grain…
  • Mexico City Restoration Adds Luxury Comforts to a Challenging 1970s Design

    HD Staff
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    When you look at a building with classic, stylish architecture it is easy to see how a renovation could create a brand new, beautiful space. Likewise, when you look at a home that is out of date and perhaps decrepit, you might want to instantly tear it down. But in this Mexico City home, Ezequielfarca Architecture found something that laid in between. The structure was originally built in the 1970’s and to them was somewhat of an eyesore. But was it worth tearing down? Despite its outdated style, the architectural quality was there. Instead of starting from scratch, the team restored…
  • An Eclectic Loft Designed for Cats (and their humans)

    HD Staff
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    For many of us, our pets are much more than just pets. They are really members of our family, no matter what species they are. That is certainly how one couple in Taiwan felt when they had HAO Design create a perfect loft space to accommodate not just them – but their cats. While the cats might not have had final say on color schemes or brand names, their comfort played a huge part in some of the more creative elements in this eclectic modern loft space. In true loft form, the main living area is completely open with easy movement from a fully outfitted modern kitchen space to a large…
  • Five Unique Lofts that Use Space Creatively

    HD Staff
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    From the edgy industrial-inspired loft to the softer and more eclectic artistic loft design, there are plenty of ways to make a loft interior all your own. The five homes featured here have a lofted space in common but otherwise are quite unique in the way the utilize, decorate, and celebrate that space. This first loft is the ultimate in simplicity. The angular design, with deep windows reflecting the squared off ceiling as well the flat lofted space above the main living area give the home an almost futuristic feel. Simple furnishings managed to intensify the space with sleek stained wood…
  • A Cozy Apartment in Kyiv with Soft Citrus Accents [Includes Floor Plan]

    HD Staff
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Keep things light. It’s the best way to have an uncomfortable conversation. It’s the best way eat a healthy meal. And some would argue it’s the best way to live. In this cozy Kyiv apartment, they designers from Dvoetochie Design Bureau do just that. Natural sunlight is allowed to illuminate all corners of the home – from the open living and dining area to the playful children’s rooms and home office. Colors are also kept warm and welcoming with neutral wood paneling and flooring dominating and subdued citrus colors in the upholstery. This home is a place that…
 
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  • Easy Spicy Avocado Dip

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

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

    Susan
    10 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    It’s Mother’s Day, and Mamma got a brand new bike! For some reason, beach bikes have always been romantic to me. Perhaps I envision myself as Rachel McAdams with Owen Wilson riding those adorable beach bikes in the movie Wedding Crashers. (Note that my bike fantasy does not include hills). During my last vacation to the Florida Keys, I found myself snapping as many photos of bikes as I did beautiful homes. It’s a way of life down there. Bikes on the porch were as much a beautiful accessory as a mode of transportation. Bikes had parties. And intimate dates. Taxi anyone? So…
  • Key West Curb Appeal

    Susan
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Are you a peeker? When you are on vacation, do you find yourself peeking at homes and wishing you could bring them (or at least their inspiration) home with you? After a quick spring break at the lovely Florida Keys last week, I thought it would be fun to bring back some eye candy for us all to covet together! Hope you enjoy, and find some ideas for your own home. To see how I brought my vacation home with me in a new family room refresh, see the HomeGoods Design Happy blog post “How to Bring Your Coastal Vacation Home.” The post Key West Curb Appeal appeared first on Your home,…
  • Turning Old Pallets into New Patio Furniture

    Susan
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    I’m a lucky girl – I got to attend the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden show last month in Seattle. While much of the displays were all about the plants (understandably) much of it was about outdoor decor as well. I was particularly interested to learn more from James Taylor (no, not the singer) from Ballard Reuse about how to turn old pallets into unique and amazing patio furniture during his presentation at the DIY stage. James is the lead designer with the new Ballard Reuse, and prior to that he was Lead Designer, ReVision Division, of the Seattle ReStore for four years. He…
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  • Summer Project: DIY Geometric Wall Art (Video)

    Stella X
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    Decorating your space is a never-ending process. And while choosing and buying artwork and decorations surely reflects your personal taste, nothing says more about you then making your own artwork. This particular Summer Project: DIY Geometric Wall Art is very easy to make and it can be personalized by choosing the colors you need to match the room or corner that you need to lift up a little bit. In fact, it is so easy, that even kids can make their own and decorate their room with it. Summer Project: DIY Geometric Wall Art (Video) DIY wall art Image via: Maria Teorien Summer Project: DIY…
  • Recipe Round Up: 5 of the Best Summer Drinks

    Simran Chhibber
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:41 am
    So, well! Summer is still here and we all need refreshing summer drinks to quench our thirst and freshen our minds. Usually we look for new recipes and forget about the huge stock we already possess! I thought instead of a new recipe why not round up a few summer drink recipes from our Stagetecture collection and help you beat the summer with  full energy  and vigor. Believe me there are so many out there and you would love to rediscover them. So here is my pick of the top 5. Recipe Round Up: 5 of the Best Summer Drinks 1.Summer Inspired Pink Cadillac Margaritas Pink Cadillac Margaritas,…
  • Vacation Planning: Organizing Kids Belongings

    Simran Chhibber
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    Vacation time doesn’t only mean a break for the kids from school and stuff but also implies some quality family time together. Quality family time often spells into a family vacation during the summer break. Although, a break can be very refreshing and revitalizing but lack of vacation planning can have you frustrated at times, especially when it comes to kids and their belongings. Our todays post deals with vacation planning in terms of organizing your child’s luggage so that you can enjoy a hassle free vacation with your loved ones. Vacation Planning: Organizing Kids Belongings…
  • Healthy Side: Summer Squash with Turmeric Butter Recipe

    Rehana Akter
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Are you bored of seeing those healthy but bland items on your dining table? Good news for you! Food Network has brought a really tangy and tasty healthy side in the form of summer squash. The squash dipped in turmeric butter is bursting with exotic flavors. The kosher salt seasoning really brings out the tang of the dish. Check out the recipe: Healthy Side: Summer Squash with Turmeric Butter Summer squash will never be bland again! Image via: Flickr Ingredients 4 servings Yellow summer squash (1 pound; sliced into 1-inch thick pieces) Buckwheat (or any other brand) honey (1 teaspoon) Turmeric…
  • Round Up: 4 Best Dorm Room Organization Tips

    Joy M
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    Going back to school can dampen your spirits, but that doesn’t mean your room has to look like a dump. It can be as cozy as your bedroom at home – a sanctuary that offers rest at the end of a long day. We traveled back in time on Stagetecture to bring you the best dorm room organization tips. We’re sure that when you go back to school this time, you’ll have something to look forward to. Without further ado, here they are. Round Up: 4 Best Dorm Room Organization Tips   1. Maximize Storage All dorm rooms the world over have one thing in common: limited space. You probably have many…
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    Layla Grayce Backroom Blog

  • Je Ne Sais Pas

    Danielle
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    Timelessly refined with an elegant touch, Bliss Studio’s French-inspired decor infuses rooms with a twist on modern styling. Classic silhouettes lend romantic curves to any room in a home, offering lasting style for generations to come. Shop now for your future heirlooms! 1. Bliss Studio Honore Mirror 2. Bliss Studio Small Mineral Stand 3. Bliss Studio Pickford Accent Table 4. Bliss Studio Fluted Stone Etagere 5. Bliss Studio Oslo Chair 6. Bliss Studio Iron Gold Plant 7. Bliss Studio Puccini Buffet 8. Bliss Studio Lyon Clover Table Lamp Channel the grandeur of Versailles-inspired style with…
  • Simply Deco-dent Polyvore Contest

    Danielle
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    Simply Deco-dent Polyvore Contest by Layla Grayce Forming the perfect dream team, Polyvore and Layla Grace are pairing up for a contest! Incite your own creativity and WIN $1250 towards Worlds Away when you conjure up a Simply Deco-dent mood board with your hand-selected pieces for your fantasy home! ________________________________________________________________________________________ ENTER NOW! ________________________________________________________________________________________ TweetThe post Simply Deco-dent Polyvore Contest appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
  • Sparkler Sale

    Danielle
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    Our annual SPARKLER SALE is finally here! Channel the boldest fireworks and illuminate your abode with a chic glow with 20% off all lighting through July 5th. Statement chandeliers, stop-and-stare sconces, floor lamps with grandeur, and more! Make your July 4th red, white & fab here with us! *Offer valid July 1, 2015, through July 5, 2015, at midnight PST. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or to the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. Limit one promo code per order. Terms of offer are subject to change. Exclusions apply;…
  • Newport Cottages Giveaway

    Danielle
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Amy S.! Infusing rooms with the romantic air of French Provincial artisans, the new Hilary Collection from Newport Cottages captures attention with Old World-inspired design. This elegant line features charming mirrors, inviting bedroom furniture, and inimitable accent pieces with on-trend, show-stopping style. Achieve this dreamy look in your own home with a $1000 shopping spree to Newport Cottages, plus a design consultation from our blog experts! To enter, browse Newport Cottages on Layla Grayce and leave us a comment below detailing your…
  • Ain’t No Rest For The Stylish

    Danielle
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Say goodbye to pillow fights with Bella Notte’s exclusive promotion! Create a luxurious haven for slumber with craftsmanship linens, duvets, blankets, and more. Complete your retreat by spending $500 on this sumptuous collection and receive two free pillowcases with your order. With this oh-so-soft set, you’ll never want to leave your bed! TweetThe post Ain’t No Rest For The Stylish appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
 
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    Gates Interior Design

  • 9 feng shui secrets to de stress your home

    Amanda Gates
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Do you ever get that feeling of being completely overwhelmed? So stressed out you can’t even make a decision? Of course, we all do! What you may not realize is your home’s energy may be contributing to that stress. Our homes hang onto energy. Sounds weird if you’re new to the rodeo, but bad energy… Read more The post 9 feng shui secrets to de stress your home appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Unsexy household items that every house needs

    Amanda Gates
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Being an interior designer can be a lot of fun. I’m surrounded by tons of house candy in delicious colors and shapes, that make a house into a home. But all of these pretty items require behind-the-scenes magic to make them work. Case in point, beautiful vintage rugs that need rug pads that don’t budge,… Read more The post Unsexy household items that every house needs appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How To Easily Add Decadence To Your Bathroom

    Amanda Gates
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Let’s face it, we spend a lot of time in our bathrooms. It’s one of the first places we see in the morning, and one of the last places we go in the evening. It never ceases to amaze me how many bathrooms I go into that look like a war zone. But then again,… Read more The post How To Easily Add Decadence To Your Bathroom appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 7 Hot Interior Design Trends Everyone Needs to Know About

    Amanda Gates
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Don’t you just love trends? I for one am not big fan of the word, but do appreciate that they set the tone for what’s to come. Trends help me prepare for what’s next, and what to expect in the marketplace. Often, a trend will slowly move into magazines, pop up on TV, then hit pinterest… Read more The post 7 Hot Interior Design Trends Everyone Needs to Know About appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Are Electronics Disrupting Your Sleep?

    Amanda Gates
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:04 pm
    There are two things in the study of feng shui that are considered detrimental to our health – clutter and electronics. The worst place to put these items? In the bedroom. I write about feng shui basics all the time, but my most popular post to date is my Feng Shui Bedroom Basics post, which leads me to believe,  people… Read more The post Are Electronics Disrupting Your Sleep? appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist

  • How to Clean Second-Hand Upholstery

    Kristie Barnett
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    I have a little weakness for chairs. Vintage chairs. In their original upholstery. I wouldn’t consider myself a clean freak, but it does concern me that I sometimes bring home a 50-year-old chair that could be dirty. I don’t buy any upholstery from second-hand stores or Goodwill anymore because I am fearful of bedbugs, but I love […]
  • Orange is the New Red

    Kristie Barnett
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    When working with my clients, pretty early on I ask the question: are you a red kinda girl, an orange/coral kinda girl, or a pink kinda girl? Many women have a strong attraction to one of those three, to the exclusion of the others.  If you are not really gifted with color and design, it […]
  • Exterior Paint Colors in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park

    Kristie Barnett
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    I went on a little vacation last week with Mr. Man and the kids! We picked the most important things we each wanted to do while there, and mine was to visit architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio and tour the surrounding architectural mecca of Oak Park. YAYYYYYY!!!!   Because I choose exterior paint […]
  • 4 Reasons You Should Use Black Subway Tile in Your Bathroom

    Kristie Barnett
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:35 pm
    I’ve consulted on many bathroom renovations this year, many of which include black subway tile as an important design element. Why black subway tile?  Here are some great reasons to choose it for your bathroom.   Reason #1: It’s a fresh take on the classic black and white bathroom. Many of you will remember that […]
  • Tips for Hanging Art in Groups & a Limited Time Offer!

    Kristie Barnett
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    In my line of work, I hang a lot of artwork. People don’t always have a large enough piece of art to fill in an empty wall space in their home. Or they have small art pieces that they love, but that get lost all alone on a large wall.  I’ve said it before, and […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Design Insider: Glenn Gissler in Introspective Magazine

    Robin
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Fabulistas, My good friend, philanthropist, collector and interior designer Glenn Gissler is featured in Introspective Magazine. Glenn has consulted for and designed residences for lots of high... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Through My Eyes: Wall Murals

    Robin
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Create the feeling of being in the countryside of Paris or Italy with a wall mural. It’s amazing how paint and color can transport you!   The post Through My Eyes: Wall Murals appeared first on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Through My Eyes: Whimsical Kitchen

    Robin
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    Interior design isn’t supposed to be stuffy or serious. This kitchen is the perfect example of how chic and countryside mesh with classic colors, patterns and a touch of whimsy! The post Through My... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Insider: To the Trade for Desktop is on Indiegogo!

    Robin
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    To all my designer friends… Have you heard of the interior design photo app To The Trade? Well now they’re building the desktop version, and they need our help! Check it out… The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Media: Rock House Style Radio Show

    Robin
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hi Fabulistas, Exciting news! My interview on Rock House Style’s radio talk show, At Home with Cheryll & Sam, is coming soon. Stay tuned for more details! The post Media: Rock House Style... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Around the Web

    Ann Porter, CKD
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    It’s been raining a lot the past couple of days here. If you are like me and find yourself stuck inside and trying to avoid the pile of laundry in the corner, you may find these Blogs a worthy distraction. Tile Manufacturer Daltile launched a new Blog recently called “From the Floor Up.” The blog aims to explore the world of design, style, and trends. A recent post features March 2015 TED Talk presenter Tony Fadell – the originator of the iPod. In this post they cover Tony Fadell’s three tips to fight our constant tendency towards habituation. Now is a great time…
  • Why Your Online Addiction Means You Need A Designer More Than Ever

    Ann Porter, CKD
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Before the days of Houzz and Pinterest, prospective clients would buy tons of Home Décor magazines and rip out pictures of their favorite rooms and put them in an idea file. This was helpful in allowing me to see what the client liked and get a general direction for the project. Even if the client didn’t know exactly what they liked about a room, I could detect patterns in their selections and discern design elements that they were attracted to. While some people still like to browse through glossy magazine pages, most of my clients these days have electronic scrap books dedicated to…
  • Incorporating Touch-latch Hardware

    Ann Porter, CKD
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    As a designer I’ve been very happy with the improvements in touch-latch hardware. Also referred to as Invisible or Magnetic latch hardware, I would try to discourage customers from using touch-latch hardware because they were not very reliable and always seemed to break. Touch latch hardware comes in two versions – Magnetic and Mechanical. The more common Magnetic Touch Latch employs a magnet at the end of a spring-loaded plunger. When the door is closed, the plunger is pushed inside its casing, compressing the spring behind it. A small catch holds the plunger in place and…
  • 4th of July Recipe | Patriotic Nutella Puppy Chow

    Ann Porter, CKD
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July! Here’s a Simple Recipe to take to your next BBQ or keep on hand for something sweet. 4th of July Nutella Puppy Chow I had a neighbor who made this but it was called White Trash. Some people know this snack as Muddy Buddies. Whatever you call it, it is so yummy and addicting! Ingredients: 9 cups rice Chex (corn can also be used) 1 cup chocolate chips ½ cup Nutella ¼ cup butter 1 tbsp vanilla pinch of sea salt 1 ½ cups powdered sugar Bag red, white and blue M&M Put cereal in large bowl. Melt chocolate chips, Nutella, and butter. Remove from…
  • Wolf Gourmet Appliances

    Ann Porter, CKD
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    The Sub-Zero Group’s Wolf Appliance brand has partnered with Hamilton Beach to create a collection of housewares for the kitchen. The exclusive licensing agreement provides customers with a line of luxury counter-top appliances and cooking tools that will be sold to select retailers. The collection includes a 10-piece cookware set, a six-piece cutlery set (including kitchen scissors and honing steel), a countertop oven, a blender and two- and four-slice toasters. The convection countertop oven features unique perimeter convection which provides uniform heat surrounding and circulating…
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    Six Different Ways

  • #MCM – Triptyque

    Christina
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
    From the Greek adjective Triptixon – which breaks down to the word tri – or three – and ptysso – which means to fold, we have the term used for a three paneled piece of art (sometimes carved wood) that could be folded shut or displayed open, and are truly magnificent in structure and beauty. These fixtures are usually found in places of worship, and have inspired more modern works in terms of photographic triptych pieces and sculptures. We’re not here to talk about those inspired pieces though. Meet Triptyque, a group of graduates from the Paris School of Architecture. Melding their…
  • a thousand words…

    Christina
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Two years ago, I visited a friend’s sister at her newly built home. It was lovely, two floors of brand new freshly painted and decorated bliss. Naturally, my favorite part was the walk in closet. This thing was grand, truly a sight for sore eyes. It had to be the size of two of my bedrooms put together. Anyway – although that truly had most of my attention – something else caught my eye. It was her wedding dress, in all of its sparkly handmade glory, displayed in a case that adorned one of the walls. I happened to love it. It was the first time I had seen this – and after that I…
  • #MCM – Ride The Wave

    Christina
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:18 pm
    So while most think of #mcm as Man Crush Monday – here we’re doing something a little different. No worries ladies and gentlemen, I promise these MCM’s are just as hot. Welcome to Modern Crush Monday, where we show our love for the beautiful modern pieces, places and things that make our hearts skip a beat. Today, we’re riding this Wave… Via meetsebastian.com The Wave Cabinet by Artist and designer Sebastian ErraZuriz is the new creation of his series of functional sculptures, which embody his translation of craftsmanship and mastery of material into fine art. The Wave cabinet opens…
  • Family Ties

    Christina
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm
    According to inquiring minds, (aka my mother) there is a need to know how to tie a room together with bold or bright accent pieces. I understand, it’s all about the bonds you form. Sometimes you need to adapt to form these ties and make them stronger. So – the dilemma we are facing right now, is how to blend a bold focal piece into a neutral room. Hypothetically, you have a red accent chair that you love – and you want to put it into your earth toned living room. What to do? Well, for starters, step out of your comfort zone and be bold. Put that red chair in the room. Now…
  • Magic Carpet

    Christina
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Over the weekend I had visited with some friends out of state. We were discussing the construction of new homes, and how when they received the plans for their home, it included carpet. We all agreed that carpet was a thing of the past. Sure, it could be great as a sound barrier or a cushy stopper for tiny tots who are just learning how to walk. Plus hardwood floors or tile look cleaner, and are easier to maintain. While all of these things may be going through your mind as well – I did some research and found some pretty cool carpeting ideas via Flor.com, which allows you to build your own…
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    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends

  • Create Your Home Look Elegant And Classy With Steel Staircases

    ION
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    Staircases have become an important part of the decor of any interiors. They play an important part in modern contemporary interior. Staircases can be a part of the decor of your house or your office. There are a lot of styles and types of staircases you can choose from. Staircases are made of wood, ceramic, glass and steel. Steel staircases are the most popular ones out of all. Steel staircases give a classy and elegant look that no other staircase can give. These days, most commercial complexes have a staircase within the office.  Staircases are used for decorative purposes more than…
  • What is Merbau Flooring and What are its advantages

    ION
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
    Merbau Flooring and Its advantages About Merbau Wood Insia Bijuga or as it is commonly known Merbau, is a popular hardwood found in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean Islands used to make wooden floors. The tree grows well in wet areas such as flood plains, swamps, riverbanks and rain forests. It is widely regarded as a high quality timber gaining a top ranking reputation just like oak. When freshly cut Merbau will give an oily odor, and in its untreated state it is greasy to the touch. Growing up to 50’ feet tall and more than 5’ feet wide, Merbau is a large tree that offers a wide…
  • Benefits of choosing a teak wooden benches over other wood types

    ION
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:35 am
    The addition of a bench can finish off any outdoor space. The bench can also provide a much needed seating option in both a public and private setting. When planning a bench the consumer must first choose the type of material they are going to make it from. The choices include cement, metal, and various types of wood. If the consumer chooses wood as their medium, they have a few other choices to make including the type of wood they are going to use. Teak wood can provide many benefits over other types of wood. Build it Once and Enjoy it for Life The main attraction to using teak over other…
  • Luxury Home Design and Living

    ION
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Every home should at the very least provide shelter and a modicum of comfort. A luxury home, on the other hand, goes above and beyond these basic amenities and affords the owner a lavish and exquisite environment that can fulfill the wildest needs and desires. Undoubtedly, distinguishing a luxury home from one that is not can be a difficult task, as one man’s basic dwelling is another man’s castle. However, there are a few things that any self-respecting luxury home cannot go without. Image source: finusa.com A Lavish Bedroom The centerpiece of any bedroom is, well, the bed. When thinking…
  • Some Useful Tips Regarding Doors & Windows Installation

    ION
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:41 am
    Whether persons are aspiring to build a new abode or boost their house appeal with home improvement services, perfect window and door installation can be a great point to consider. As such, the design of installation varies on whether the project is a replacement project or a new construction project. The following are some tips to consider when installing doors and windows: Get ready for installation: This entails having a premeditated visual aspect on how they would like doors and windows to look after the installation. Moreover, they should consider factors such as overheating and…
 
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    Blog - Refreshed Designs

  • Top 10 Etsy Products for a Simple Home

    Kelly Anderson
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Etsy is one of my favourite sources  of  affordable, quality, handmade and vintage home decor. It's the 10th anniversary of this amazing marketplace for makers, so I've devised a list of top 10 products to celebrate. Below are my  top 10 picks  to create a simple (and stylish)  home. These products are made from natural materials, promote healthy living, or pay homage to our heritage. They remind us to slow down, relax, and let simple beauty shine through. I hope you find a little something here that can  make your home simply beautiful.  All…
  • Why I Quit My Day Job to Live a Simple, Natural Life

    Kelly Anderson
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:07 am
    Well I’ve done it. I’m officially joining the growing group of individuals around the globe who’ve decided to get out of the busy 9-5 traditional work world in favour of a slower, more purposeful life. I’ve given my notice and I’m moving back home to where I grew up in a rural area on the East Coast of Canada, in order to ramp up my redesign business full time.  I've lived, worked and explored across Canada in Calgary and the Toronto area - and loved every minute - but the still, slow pace of the Maritimes beckons. And the creative opportunities that come…
  • How to Create an Easy Vignette

    Kelly Anderson
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    I love seeing an interesting vignette in homes. It instantly gives me a glimpse into the personality of the homeowner. Vignettes are really easy ways to make your space meaningful and beautiful, and they're also a cinch to change up regularly with other things you own. I change up the vignettes around my home all the time - it's a way to refresh without painting or renovating or buying something new. Vignettes can be an art - but anyone can accomplish them when keeping these five things in mind.1. Start with the centrepiece. This is something that you build the rest of the vignette…
  • 5 Essentials for a Small Functional Entryway

    Kelly Anderson
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Entryways to our homes create one of two immediate feelings: welcoming and peaceful, or cluttered and chaotic.One of the biggest problems I see a lot of clients and friends struggling with is a small entryway with little room to organize and store stuff. The family ends up tripping over shoes and jackets and getting irritated every time they enter. That's not the way our homes should greet us!So for small entryways, I've designated 5 essentials that will get you out of Crazytown and into Happyland.1. A small table or shelf.  A surface area to throw down your phone, keys, mail, and…
  • summer bedroom refresh

    Kelly Anderson
    31 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    I just love blue ticking fabric, don't you? It's feels so summer coastal cottage - I can smell the strawberries and feel the warm breeze now. So when I spotted the iconic pattern in a cotton duvet cover at IKEA, I grabbed it. I decided that I would use it to lighten up my bedroom for summer - by reupholstering my bed frame. I put together DIY and natural elements to create this mood board to keep me on track, and then got going. My frame is a platform bed covered in ugly brown 'pleather', but it's easy to re-cover using just a staple gun. One duvet cover was more than enough to cover the…
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    Inmod STYLE

  • Chaise the Dream

    Administrator
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Many people may recognize the name Charles Eames. Many may recognize the name Ray Eames as well. If you don’t know them, it’s time to brush up. If their story is not an inspiration, I don’t know what is. A partnership is rarely ever as successful as the one between these two people. The dream was made in the 1930’s, and was born out of Cranbrook Academy of Art where Charles was a fellow, and Ray studied in her early years.  The two took to each other quickly, recognizing each other’s passion and creativity for everything and anything – and turned it into a marriage of love…
  • Extending the branch

    Christina
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Remember how much admiration you had for that old, beautiful umbrella tree in your neighborhood? I know I do. We used to love sitting beneath the shade of the ancient oak tree to cool us off in the heat of the summer. I used love to admire the unique patterns of the bark and would just be in awe of the beauty of this magnificent piece of earth, so old yet remarkable. Bring back the nostalgia of yesteryear with a piece of hand crafted Suarina Wood (shown in table above). Brought to us by International Contemporary Design, these tables, benches and consoles boast a unique pattern – no two…
  • White Wonderland

    Christina
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Inspiration via The Interior Project There is nothing more refreshing than an all white room. Sure, one might assume that it may gather dust and marks easier than any other color. While this might be true in some cases, it all depends on the fabrics, textiles and materials you’re working with. While white does require more maintenance and attention than other shades, you cannot dispute that it might just be worth taking the extra work on! All white is invigorating, modern and chic. And no worries, it’s not just a summer trend, this breezy look can be swapped out for heavier textiles,…
  • a beautiful Skyline

    Christina
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:49 pm
    In the Chicago suburbs in 1946, a young Norman Wecker returned to his native hometown with a great plan on the horizon. Or Skyline- as in Skyline Furniture. Norman was no stranger to the business- his father in law owned and operated an upholstery factory for years. So, expanding the family business only seemed natural. Founded with excellent craftsmanship, a strong appreciation for design, and good old fashioned family values, Skyline Furniture quickly became successful. The best part of this story is that Skyline  is still owned and operated under the same ideals it was born out of. Nearly…
  • Classic Art

    Christina
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Star Crossed. Fueding Families. Love. I know what you’re thinking, and you are absolutely right. This modern classic design is one of the most attractive masterpieces I’ve ever seen!  Although the name may resonate differently, this table brings anything but bad luck – (although your family may fight over whose room it’ll go in). The Star Crossed Coffee Tables and Side Tables are beautiful original reproductions by Sean Dix. With six point frames constructed out of solid Walnut or Ash, and a ½ inch temperature friendly tempered glass, these tables are more than just furniture. They…
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    FROM THE RIGHT BANK

  • Travel Tips FROM THE RIGHT BANK: Berlin

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

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

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

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

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
      I sat down to write a post for this week and realized I never updated you on Project Laundry Room! Because I post snapshots of the house on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) I sometimes think I blogged them when I haven’t. #scatterbrained While I still can’t fully reveal all the house projects, I can give you a few peeks so let’s go….. To recap, the Brazilliance wallpaper was ordered and delivered. But before it could get installed, I had to take care of the other thing I wanted in the room: a striped ceiling. If I had planned better, I could have had my…
 
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Inspiration Strikes: 10 Ways to Jazz Up Your Powder Room

    Linnore Gonzales
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Once a luxury, powder rooms are now popular within homes of all sizes. It’s typically the smallest room of the house and is a decorating jewel filled with encouragement to take some risks including using heavy doses of colors or intense patterns that might be overwhelming for your large common areas. So go ahead, be bold and give your guests a powder room to adore. Here are 10 inspirational ways to get started on your powder room: 1. Create Immediate Interest Use a unique feature to capture the eye. Creating the unexpected is as easy as using one dramatic piece or it can be more…
  • Windows 101: Upgrading, Replacing, Restoring, and More

    Linnore Gonzales
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Windows are an important feature. The overall feel of the home often rests on this architectural element as they provide natural light while setting the tone for required light fixtures from room to room. Their structure and shape help you decide the proper window treatments, or none at all. Windows are even considered one of the most important psychological elements of your home, natural light provides vitamin D and can evoke happiness. A common, big question is when to salvage your windows versus replace them? Let’s look at some window basics to help you figure out what design path is…
  • 5 Reasons to Love White This Summer

    Linnore Gonzales
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    When you hear the word “white” in relation to interior design, do you think “plain” or “boring”? We hope not! White is a far cry from too basic, too dull or too monotonous. In fact, white is your easy design essential with crisp, airy appeal. It works as a tasteful and endearing update for any room, especially during the warm summer months. White’s biggest asset? It creates style without effort and what designer doesn’t long for that element? Let’s look at 5 reasons white is easy to love: 1. A Cinch to Keep Updated Finding white pieces to update your look is simple, from…
  • Creating Color Flow in Your Home

    Linnore Gonzales
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    Color flow finds a niche in its ability to establish consistency and graceful transitions throughout your home. Even décor based on diverse furnishings and accessories needs to give the eye a smooth journey from room to room – a piece that creates familiarity within each space. We’re not suggesting reaching for a one-size-fits-all hue, but rather utilizing color-coordinating strategies to create a cohesive and refined interior. Let’s look at 5 of these practical color flow strategies: Selecting Colors You Love Putting together your perfect color palette requires some effort. However,…
  • 7 Tips for a Seamless Flow between Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

    Linnore Gonzales
    10 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    An outdoor entertaining area sitting adjacent to a living room or kitchen offers a lot to be desired. It extends your hosting opportunities and efficiently enhances your space. However, you can’t just knock out the wall between the two spaces and call it a day. The key is to forge a strong connection between the areas making your indoor space feel more expansive and your outdoor space feel supremely comfortable. Take a look at these 7 tips for designing a seamless indoor-outdoor flow: 1. Find the Right Door Your first step is to blur the boundaries between the inside and outside spaces you…
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    Nazmiyal Collection » Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design

  • San Francisco Loves Antique Rugs and Vintage Carpets

    J. Nazmiyal
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    San Francisco: Why the Bay Area Can't Get Enough of Antique Rugs! Painted row houses in San Francisco showcase the city's unique style. San Francisco -- From the brightly painted Victorian row houses that line the city's streets, to its trolley cars and famous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is a city with a lot of character. Having a very cosmopolitan nature, the Bay Area has always been at the vanguard of modern art, design and culture. In the field of design, the city’s interior designers are known for their creativity and innovation. Designer Cory Systrunk, who runs the Rapt…
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Carpet 47117

    J. Nazmiyal
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Elegant Antique Carpet by Master Weaver Mohtashem of Kashan. Mohtashem Kashan Carpet --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Antique Rug Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! Antique Persian Mohtasham Kashan Carpet 47117 This week's Wednesday Wishlist rug is a lovely Mohtashem Kashan carpet from Persia. This…
  • From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola at MoMA

    J. Nazmiyal
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola at the Museum of Modern Art MoMA -- The Bauhaus School of Art lasted for only 14 years from 1919 to 1933, but its impacts on modern art and design continues to be felt strongly today. Two of the photography students of this famous German institution who found fame on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean were Grete Stern, a German, and Horacio Coppola, an Argentinean. The two met at the school, fell in love, fled Nazi Germany, got married and together became a powerhouse of modern photography. Grete Stern. Sueño No. 1: Artículos…
  • How Rugs Are Made: From Wool to Carpet

    J. Nazmiyal
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    How Rugs are Made: Traditional Hand-Knotted Rugs and Carpets How Rugs are Made -- Rugs and carpets have been made for many centuries. The first rugs were made by tribal shepherds who needed heavy clothes to shield themselves from the cold and wind, who soon started to use them as floor coverings. Over the centuries, rug makers developed techniques to weave amazingly beautiful patterns and turned rug making into a form of fine art. Today, rugs are made by both hand and machine. However, much of the process has remained the same. Rug Making | Nazmiyal Here is a step-by-step description…
  • “Musicos Con Mascaras” by Pablo Picasso, Now at Nazmiyal

    J. Nazmiyal
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Nazmiyal Acquires "Musicos Con Mascaras" Carpet by Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso -- Probably the single most important artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso transformed the face of modern art with his bold experiments in cubism, collage, constructed sculpture and a variety of other styles, several of which he is credited with inventing or co-inventing. A painter, sculptor, ceramicist, printmaker, stage designer, playwright and poet, his contribution to modern art and design is indisputable and his works continue to influence today’s artists. Picasso created many masterpieces in his…
 
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Single or 2-Storey Homes – Which is more Energy Efficient?

    modernhomes
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Cost-effectiveness, privacy and impressive exteriors are criteria that come into our minds when we think of building our dream home. And if you have a plot of land; you must be evaluating this – 2 story house plans or single story house plans. One major criterion you must consider before arriving at a decision in: Which is more Energy Continue Reading The post Single or 2-Storey Homes – Which is more Energy Efficient? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Ultra Modern Bedroom Designs for Interiors

    modernhomes
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore “My bedroom, for me, is everything! It’s a place to read, sleep, think, cry, hide, relax, gossip, watch TV and even sometimes to eat…” How to Get A Bedroom of Dreams? Why would anyone like to spend invaluable hours of life in a ho-hum bedroom? Your bedroom of dreams, your to be favorite place on earth will need more than ornamental Continue Reading The post Ultra Modern Bedroom Designs for Interiors appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Modern Courtyard Design Ideas for Duplex Homes

    modernhomes
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Modern home landscaping often gets less attention as few people pay more attention to embellish their exteriors anymore than the front elevation. However, if you plan to ornament your exteriors with a patio, it could add up as a cool locale at your new home. It also helps to impart an adorable and sensational look to your residence. Here are Continue Reading The post Modern Courtyard Design Ideas for Duplex Homes appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Open Terrace Ideas for Duplex House Plans

    modernhomes
    27 May 2015 | 2:40 am
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Please include attribution to ashwinarchitects.com with this graphic. Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to ashwinarchitects.com with this graphic. Terrace Ideas for Duplex House Plans Why not include a terrace which is sweet, adorable, peaceful, divine and relaxing area in our own duplex house plan at the time of construction? Wonderful idea! Right? Here are few things Continue Reading The post Open Terrace Ideas for Duplex House Plans appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Best Space Saving Ideas: Modern Homes

    modernhomes
    16 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Spacious homes without any clutter is something that we all love to see, right? CHere, smart storage solutions and modern layouts are the answer for many house design plans when it comes to organize them. Why not have a peek at the lovely space saving ideas and incorporate them in your homes? Interesting Space Saving Ideas         Continue Reading The post Best Space Saving Ideas: Modern Homes appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
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    Dreamy Apartment Decoration Ideas

  • Bathroom lighting modern styles and durable designs

    Patricia
    12 Jul 2015 | 2:17 am
    While the light is an aspect that favors all the decorations and the spaces for hygiene not escape this, if you put your hand perfect lighting for bathrooms, have results charming that will be reflected in all corners thereof during activities that you perform there daily. It is necessary to improve this point as bathrooms, mostly consist of not enough windows unlike the bedroom or other rooms if they have conventionally. Likewise, strategies lighting for bathrooms, are implemented in turn to enhance the highlight of the set, viewed from any perspective. There is a wide range of elements that…
  • How to Get Rid of Bad Odors from Your Home

    Patricia
    12 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    The house can be perfectly clean and neat, but that does not mean that we could get rid of some bad slight odor. Home bad odors may be the cleanest house and due to multiple factors. We give some basic tips to remove them. Home smells bad Maybe you thought no Does happen, but the truth is that bad household odors can be derived from a smoker, a pet, building materials that retain bad household odors, garbage (may have fallen somewhat inadvertently), humidity, etc., so we decided to recommend some solutions for these bad household odors. Solutions To eliminate bad household odors we can try…
  • Minimalist style Bedroom Ideas

    Patricia
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:44 am
    Regardless if it is for matters of space or costs, minimalist bedrooms are a good choice to decorate and they are ideas that positively adjusted to the trends of contemporary fashion and unique. With certain simplicity, the elements of the minimalist style bedroom enlarge the tasteful and maintain an atmosphere stripped and quiet of you will not want away for a second. In this style, they stand or monochromatic objects ornaments together with unicolores walls make for a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing place to unwind at any time of day. It is also adaptable to youth bedrooms or rooms double…
  • Carpet and upholstery Cleaning: Advice and Help

    Patricia
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:51 pm
    The cleaning of carpets and upholstery is good to make the most pleasing to the eye carpets, which potentially making it more durable, and probably healthier than carpet in poor condition. In particular, encapsulation and other green technologies work better, they are easier to use, require less training, save more time and money, and lead to less I work than previous methods. Although it is not a process of industrial cleaning, in fact, in the context of carpet cleaning steam cleaning is usually a misnomer for or mischaracterization of hot water extraction cleaning method. The cleaning…
  • Choosing the living room coffee table

    Patricia
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:08 pm
    The living room coffee table is an essential accessory for any living room that boasts. Now, you know what should be the ideal center table? In dreamyapartment we want to answer this question to help decorate the living room properly. Depending on the size of our room must choose a type of coffee table or another. Although we should not lose sight of other aspects such as material, color and design. We tell you everything you need to know to choose the coffee table perfect for living. The style of the table First of all, it should be clear about the style of our table, which depend on the…
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  • Hard Goods Guide

    Kathy Kuo Home
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
    The cool, smooth touch of leather. The grainy, textured feel of shagreen. The crisp, sleek look of acrylic. If fabrics and textiles make us feel giddy like Amy Adams in Enchanted (read our fabric and textile guide here), then hard goods make us feel proud, sensual, and grounded—like how Beyoncé must feel mid hair flip during a concert:   “OMG, is that full grain leather?”  -Beyoncé, in her interview with the Kuotes Alright, so maybe we’re fibbing about our relationship with the Queen B, but we are an expert in hard goods. Hard goods make up the majority of…
  • Inez Industrial Loft Petrified Wood Side End Table

    Kathy Kuo Home
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    The post Inez Industrial Loft Petrified Wood Side End Table appeared first on Kathy Kuo Blog.
  • Troyes French Country Maple Wood Distressed Ivory Blue Dresser

    Kathy Kuo Home
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:37 pm
    The post Troyes French Country Maple Wood Distressed Ivory Blue Dresser appeared first on Kathy Kuo Blog.
  • Bindy Global Bazaar Reclaimed Wood 3-Drawer Dresser

    Kathy Kuo Home
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    The post Bindy Global Bazaar Reclaimed Wood 3-Drawer Dresser appeared first on Kathy Kuo Blog.
  • Cherlin Modern Grey Faux Shagreen Mirrored 6 Drawer Chest Dresser

    Kathy Kuo Home
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    The post Cherlin Modern Grey Faux Shagreen Mirrored 6 Drawer Chest Dresser appeared first on Kathy Kuo Blog.
 
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    Coastal Decor, Beach & Nautical Decor, Crafts & Shopping

  • Shell Wall above Fireplace in an Elegant White Coastal Living Room

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The focal point of this elegant white coastal living room is a gorgeous shell wall above the fireplace. Designed by JMA Interior Decoration, Inc, the shell wall has a clean and elegant look to go with the living room and the rest of the house. Various shells are embedded in white concrete, evenly spread out, similar to the wall in this Shell Chic Cottage. Imagine doing this with your Seashell
  • Nautical Map Decor Ideas by Anna Örnberg

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    As promised, here are Anna Örnberg's decor ideas for nautical maps from the book The Nautical Home! Nautical maps, whether sea charts or just maps that feature lots of blue sea, are a great way to bring the coastal theme to a space. Spell it out and make your own stylish Letters Papered with Maps. Look for things that can be transformed into a Shadow Box or Diorama Box, such as deep trays,
  • The Nautical Home by Anna Örnberg

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The latest book by Swedish designer Anna Örnberg, The Nautical Home, is for coastal enthusiasts! Take a look inside! The Nautical Home is filled with nautical decor ideas, great DIY projects and ideas how to repurpose thrift store finds. This coffee table, for example, is a Glass Display Table for Beach Finds. The instructions how to build it are in the book! How to Display a Seashell
  • Blue Coastal Living Room with Sea Life Rug & Drawer Chest

    20 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Anchored around a sea life rug, this blue coastal living room features some outstanding decor -an under the sea drawer chest, rope side tables, and more! Shop the Look! The sea life rug is playful and bright. To shop the look, check out Kohl's (Deep Sea Rug), and all the rug shopping sources here. The drawer chest behind the sofa is a great artistic piece. You can find coastal painted
  • Decorating with Branches Coastal Style | Faux Coral & Shell Branches

    17 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Use branches to create an organic coral-like display! Here are a few inspirational ideas for red coral branches, natural branches, and shell branches. Mimic coral with red painted branches. In this Home the branches are Mounted on Pedestals. Check out more Coffee Table Styles! You can also Find Bundles of Branches on Amazon. It is super easy to make Faux Coral Branches! These were used for
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  • Which Direction Should You Run Your Tile Flooring? Well...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Interior Designer: Jonathan Raith Inc. / Image source: homebunch.com Now that we’ve gone over the most appropriate direction to lay your wood floor, let’s now consider…Your tile.Will the same principles used when laying your wood floor apply to how you lay your tile?Let’s find out. ;-)Most people don’t have tile all over their house, from the front door all the way through. So…The same general rule that applies to laying wood tile can’t be applied when laying tile. And, really, these are two different materials, so the direction needs to be considered in a different manner.In…
  • Houston's 'Hearsay Gastro Lounge' Attracts Repeat Customers With Beautiful Design (And Great Food, Too ;-)

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    For a design enthusiast, an eatery, shop, or even a dentist office featuring inspiring design can make you want to return. After all, value doesn’t only have to be about the food, the products, the service, etc. — especially when an establishment’s offerings are complemented by beautiful design and decor. It’s the design that creates the mood. It’s the design that creates the image. It’s the design that creates the interest and the desire to return. Because even if a place’s products aren’t stellar (and it’s very likely they are), the image that the design leaves…
  • Bathroom Sconces: Where Should They Go?

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you are a DIY-er, this info might come in handy.There are certain ways builders/remodelers deal with this on a project. And if you’re not in the know, you just might make a mistake that could cost you some time and money. I’m talking about...The placement of your bathroom sconces or vanity lights. Typically, wiring is done at the beginning of a remodel, when the walls are open or when it’s okay to cut a some holes in the walls. They will be patched when the painting is done. However, you may not have selected your lighting yet, or you might be a little unsure…
  • How To Share A Houzz Ideabook

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Many of my potential clients look at all the beautiful images on Houzz.com to get ideas and inspiration for their projects. Unfortunately though...When I ask them to share their ideabooks with me, they seem to have some difficulty figuring out how to share with me what they’ve found. And understandably so!You see, Houzz.com is full of buttons and clickables, making it sometimes a bit overwhelming to navigate. That’s why, today, I’m going to share two quick how-tos that should make the process easy as can be. ;-)Here’s a visual explanation of how to share a Houzz.com ideabook…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    18 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Right now, we're finishing up several projects and are about to start a few new ones!That's why this is the time, folks, to get your project underway. If you wait much longer the upcoming Holiday season will inevitably get in the way of getting things done. So if you have a bathroom you want to remodel, a kitchen that needs to be refreshed, a living room that deserves updated furnishings, or any other project you can dream of... It needs to be on the boards by August, because most furniture suppliers have their deadlines around the end of September for having items…
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  • 4 Ways to Give Pallets a New Lease on Life in Your Home

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

    Author
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    A home office these days is no longer a luxury, but a necessity since many people are working right within the comforts of their home. Designing a home office is much like designing other key areas of the house, but since it is going to be a professional space, it should not be too homey for dozing off and for wearing pajamas. To help decorate a space in your residence into a home office conducive for work, read these few reminders. Location Locate the home office a good distance from the family room, where kids or pets at kept at bay. Clients usually demand undivided attention while you…
  • Making Your Dining Room Look Livelier and Lovelier

    Author
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    Sprucing up your dining area is one of the best ways to add value to your property and improve your living conditions. This is why, if you’re thinking of doing some renovation, consider prioritizing your dining room. Breathe life into your dining room with these suggestions: Keep things cool and casual. To make a dining area comfortable, it has to look and feel spacious. It doesn’t need to be big, it just has to have minimal decorations and cool colors. You can use a rustic table and chairs dining set to keep things simple. Give it a modernist classic appeal. Choose a wood-topped table…
  • Five easy steps: having the perfect casino themed party

    Editor
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    A casino themed party can be a fun way to relax with friends whilst also providing the perfect excuse to dress up not only yourself but also your house. Being able to transform your home for the evening into a casino that wouldn’t look out of place on the Las Vegas strip will definitely impress your guests. Here are five easy steps to follow to ensure that you are hosting the perfect casino themed party for you and your friends: Activities to keep your guests entertained There will be no end of activities within a casino theme to keep your guests entertained during the party. With different…
  • Shower Enclosures: 3 Tips To Help You Get It Right

    Editor
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    It can be tempting to jump in with both feet when undertaking a bathroom refurbishment. What started as a desire to reseal the bath and replace some tiles can quickly spiral into a full on gutting and refit. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you don’t take the time to think things through the costs can soon mount-up. A really important decision to make is which of the many different types of shower enclosures you’ll choose. It’s important to get this right because the type of enclosure you choose will dictate the layout of the entire bathroom. Here are three tips to bear in…
 
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  • maria pergay a designer for the history books

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

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

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

    Richard
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    I can’t tell you how many people ask me for tips for hanging art, or installing a doorknob or placing a light switch. And while we can easily Google any of these terms and get information (or a lot of … Continue reading →This post tips for hanging art (and other home hardware) first appeared on
  • chapultepec castle – a house museum in mexico

    Richard
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last week I took you on a tour of Miramare, the Italian house museum built by Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Austria. Today we continue with Maximilian and Charlotte (or Carlota in Spanish), and travel over 6,000 miles to Chapultepec Castle in … Continue reading →This post chapultepec castle – a house museum in mexico first appeared on
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  • witch and jack-o-lantern Halloween candy dish | Rosbro Plastics, United States

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

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

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

    2 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    Here is a vintage, space age (obviously!) cocktail shaker marked Steri-lite and United Plastics Corporation.  The rocket has a yellow top, a red body, and yellow base.  The rocket base features four fins and is free standing.  The shaker measures 9” in height and has a hinged cap at its capsule top that is used to pour out your drinks. eBay item 191487719506 sold January 26, 2015 at 3:07PM (United States).  Six bidders placed 15 bids on the cocktail shaker.  The shaker sold for $67.66 plus $6.00 shipping. The rocket is marked on the bottom: Steri-lite (in script),…
  • 3084A, 3084B, 3084C, 3084D, 3085, and 3085A vases | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1969

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    I have seen boxes for the reissue of this vase but never an original.  Here is an original box for some of the vacuum formed PVC vases by Enzo Mari for Danese, Italy. On the side panel, it shows the vase models 3084A, 3084B, 3084C, 3084D, 3085, and 3085A.  eBay item 281631608044 ended March 21, 2015 at 11:17AM (United Kingdom) and sold for  £430.00 ($647.32).  Three bidders placed 3 bids on the vase. The vase that was sold was a model 3084C in the straw color, in like new condition.  
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  • Spotlight on Kitchen Islands

    Phyllis
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today we are highlighting how Luxe features inspiring ideas for creating the perfect kitchen island. Location: New York The island above featured painted millwork, a wood top and a drop down table for more traditional dining.   The green and blue painted pieces add interest and pop against the otherwise white perimeter cabinets.   The ceiling is also an incredible feature in this space! Location: Colorado Create a contemporary work of art! These modern walnut panels clad the island and create a lovely pattern bringing interest and visual texture to an otherwise simplistic design.  I…
  • Out with the Gold and in with the Silver

    Phyllis
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Silver is a precious metal that is actually more abundant and readily available than gold. Used in a wide variety of industries from currency to tableware, this metal will forever be in timeless. Today we are going to show you a few ways in which you can incorporate this wonderful metallic finish in your home. We love this vignette below.  It has been designed with a variety of silver and mirror finishes.  From metallic silvers, to mercury glass to muted grays, this small table top represents silver harmony. Silver Accessories Why have just a pair of candlesticks?  Mix it up and add a…
  • Oceanfront Escapes!

    Phyllis
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    An oceanfront home is a dream for many, and some are fortunate enough to make this dream a reality!  We would like to share a few of our very favorite oceanfront homes with you today! The first chic, urban dwelling is situated on the Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington.  While located very close to the city, you feel as if you are transported to another world with this magnificent waterfront property and the large wall of windows maximizes the view.  While this particular home is not located directly on the ocean, it is too stunning not to share! Waterfront Living Room This next home…
  • How to Choose the Proper Lantern for your Front Entry

    Phyllis
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    The entrance to your home leaves a first and last impression upon you and your guests.  Many times, if designed correctly, the exterior informs what to expect on the interior.  Exterior lighting can create a certain atmosphere, mood, and play on the architectural style of your home.  Today we will show you how to select the appropriate size for your exterior lighting fixtures with a little help from the Light Trends Guide to the correct size lantern. Selecting the Correct Size Lantern   According to the chart above it is very important to know the exact measurements of your door.
  • Schumacher: Drawn from Nature Wallpapers

    Phyllis
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today we are showcasing how Schumacher has taken an inspiration from nature with these new and exciting wallpaper designs. Below is a fresh take on florals.  The abstract print pops on the green background.   This could work in a tween or teen room as well as a bathroom. Bloomen Shown in Leaf While the paper below is called “Waves”, it harkens an abstract take on cottage shingles.  Cute and graphic, this would be great for a gender neutral space or a focal wall in an office. Waves Shown in Black & White Not for the faint of heart, this mango colored background lets the…
 
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  • How to Make Your Garden Pinterest Worthy

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Whether it’s the space, the time or the inclination – creating the perfect garden space can be a real challenge at times. When your garden has gone beyond lack-lustre and all that’s facing you is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Choosing Patio Awnings for Different Uses

    admin
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:20 am
    Patio awnings can be of great help. As the climate is consentingly changing, it is getting warmer and sunnier day by day; the use of awning can be of great help at this time, to relax in the garden.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Signs Your HVAC System Needs These Energy Efficiency Repairs

    admin
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:17 am
    Few things affect the overall energy efficiency of your home like the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Studies from the Energy Information Administration have found that 6.2%... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Choose Perfect Home Office Cabinets

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    9 Jul 2015 | 2:52 am
    You need to find the right home office cabinets so that you do not need to spend extra in the near future. There are many cabinets and furniture available in the market, which are good and durable,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Choosing the Right Medicine Cabinets for Your Bath

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    6 Jul 2015 | 5:16 am
    The medicine cabinets are much needed in every bathroom, especially where there is little space and much more things to keep. These cabinets are spacious as consume less space and are of dual use... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • House With a “Lofty” Soul and “Green” Heart

    Melina Divani
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Formerly an ordinary commercial space bearing only an utilitarian purpose, this intriguing contemporary residential space located in Terrassa, Spain was brilliantly and tactfully transformed in 2014 into an astonishing one-of-a-kind urban loft that blends functionality, practicality and comfort with exquisite aesthetics and airy transparency. Designed by Spanish savvy and visionary interior designers Egue y Seta in 2014, the sleek and eco-friendly interior of this profusely expressive and tangibly futuristic private loft celebrates a distinctively unique approach to industrial decorating…
  • The Loft of the Wondrous

    Melina Divani
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Lofts are meant to be huge spaces filled with artefacts, ideas, and the vision of a liberal soul who understands the concepts of living in the here and now, but somehow grasping the beyond and expressing it through their living space. That’s the essence of this avant-garde domicile. It is a nonconformist home that is more akin to the Wizard of Oz meets Starwars or Mel Gibson’s Beyond the Thunderdome, than the conventional comfy style homes you usually set eyes on. The effort to transform this loft into one spacious, lucid home is mind-boggling, yet it all makes sense. There is a unity…
  • Beautiful Outdoor Teak Daybed

    Melina Divani
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Madera Teak Daybed create an oasis for relaxation in the patio or garden. Made of premium Grade A teak, a weather-resistant hardwood rich in natural oils,  Madera daybed is built to last for many seasons. 
  • Timedrops Santorini Monumental Houses

    Melina Divani
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Timedrops Monumental Houses, otherwise “happy houses” is a cluster of 5 traditional luxurious houses each one with a private pool and terrace, located at the preserved settlement of Emporio village in Santorini. The name of each house is inspired from a significant period (time drop) in the history of Santorini.  The five stone built houses, dating from the early 20th century, have been fully renovated and restored during the last 17 years paying attention to detail and following the traditional unique techniques of the local craftsmen. A great effort has been put in preserving the…
  • Playhouse Tablecloth

    Melina Divani
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Playhouse tablecloth for children is a great toy! Easy to set up – it takes just a few seconds and a table reverts to a little house. Indoor and outdoor playhouse. Great idea for your child’s birthday or christening party – it can serve both as a decorated table and a play area. You can find it here
 
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    My Home Decoration Ideas

  • 4 Ways to Give Pallets a New Lease on Life in Your Home

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

    Author
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    A home office these days is no longer a luxury, but a necessity since many people are working right within the comforts of their home. Designing a home office is much like designing other key areas of the house, but since it is going to be a professional space, it should not be too homey for dozing off and for wearing pajamas. To help decorate a space in your residence into a home office conducive for work, read these few reminders. Location Locate the home office a good distance from the family room, where kids or pets at kept at bay. Clients usually demand undivided attention while you…
  • Making Your Dining Room Look Livelier and Lovelier

    Author
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    Sprucing up your dining area is one of the best ways to add value to your property and improve your living conditions. This is why, if you’re thinking of doing some renovation, consider prioritizing your dining room. Breathe life into your dining room with these suggestions: Keep things cool and casual. To make a dining area comfortable, it has to look and feel spacious. It doesn’t need to be big, it just has to have minimal decorations and cool colors. You can use a rustic table and chairs dining set to keep things simple. Give it a modernist classic appeal. Choose a wood-topped table…
  • Five easy steps: having the perfect casino themed party

    Editor
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    A casino themed party can be a fun way to relax with friends whilst also providing the perfect excuse to dress up not only yourself but also your house. Being able to transform your home for the evening into a casino that wouldn’t look out of place on the Las Vegas strip will definitely impress your guests. Here are five easy steps to follow to ensure that you are hosting the perfect casino themed party for you and your friends: Activities to keep your guests entertained There will be no end of activities within a casino theme to keep your guests entertained during the party. With different…
  • Shower Enclosures: 3 Tips To Help You Get It Right

    Editor
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    It can be tempting to jump in with both feet when undertaking a bathroom refurbishment. What started as a desire to reseal the bath and replace some tiles can quickly spiral into a full on gutting and refit. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you don’t take the time to think things through the costs can soon mount-up. A really important decision to make is which of the many different types of shower enclosures you’ll choose. It’s important to get this right because the type of enclosure you choose will dictate the layout of the entire bathroom. Here are three tips to bear in…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • Houzz ‘s Most Popular – The Formal Dining Room

    BRABBU
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    What could be more elegant than a marvelous dining room? This is what ‘Houzz’ claims today. Let’s take a look at the gorgeous formal dining rooms’ decor, which are one of the most popular in ‘Houzz’ today. RELATED HISTORY: WHEN IN MILAN, VISIT THIS COFFEE SHOP DECORATED BY THE FILMMAKER WES ANDERSON Designers Justin Kettler and Tim Loecker created forman dining room decor. The dining room is connected to a den, butler’s prep area and enclosed wine cellar. Beyond sitting down for dinner, the dining room is also a great place to congregate with a glass…
  • AGRA’s Console & Display enlarge BRABBU’s marble collection

    BRABBU
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    BRABBU has now enlarged its collection in marble furniture with two new pieces lauched today – AGRA Console Table and Agra Display. Reinterpreting the same inspiration from AGRA Dining Table, the new marble console table and marble display had a similar look to the first piece inspired by the Taj Mahal. RELATED HISTORY: BRABBU PRESENTS ITS NEW COLLECTION RARE AGRA Marble Console Table AGRA Marble Display Relating to these new marble pieces, BRABBU Design Studio said: “Marble is becoming a very trendy material again in furniture and interior design. And when used right, it is a…
  • 20th century most famous designers: Karim Rashid

    BRABBU
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    Karim Rashid is one of the best industrial designers of his generation and he comes from Egypt. He designed many products and also got involves in so many fields such as interiors, fashion, furniture, lighting, art and music to installations. He his best known for his unconventional decor style where pink color plays an important role. Today is he who is being featured in our subject about the most famous designers of the 20th century. RELATED HISTORY: 20TH CENTURY FAMOUS DESIGNERS – GERRIT RIETVELD  Rashid’s designs include the Garbo waste can, the Oh Chair for Umbra, a concept…
  • CONTEMPORARY WINDOW DESIGNS YOU HAVE TO SEE

    BRABBU
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    Goodmorning world! As a beautiful Monday it is, today we decided to really celebrate summer and how will we do that? By celebrating contemporary window designs and all the contemporary interior inspiration that could balance all of your wishes for you home décor. Interiors are extremely important when thinking about a fresh and summer kind of mood for your contemporary interior decoration. You really have to put some thught into measures, designs and colors when speaking about contemporary creative windows and BRABBU has the magic potion, RELATED HISTORY: ELLE DECOR TIPS – 5 WAYS TO…
  • Studio Swine creates luxury objects from polluting plastics

    BRABBU
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Winners of Swarovski 2015 Designers of the Future award Studio Swine continues to impress in the design industry. This time the design studio made a strong statement by creating luxury objects from polluting plastics. The project named Gyrecraft, transforms plastic pollution found adrift at sea into a collection of luxury objects. Both a statement of intent and a social criticism in the making, the items aim to use plastic in a more artisanal, innovative way while drawing attention the growing problem that is plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. RELATED HISTORY: DESIGNERS OF THE…
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  • Black & White Stripes in Outdoor Living Spaces

    Reyna.R
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    Today, we complete our exploration of decorating with black and white with a look at black and white stripes in outdoor living spaces. Is there anything more captivating than this look? It seems black and white stripes work beautifully with any style, from traditional to contemporary and beyond. Here are some of our favorite outdoor spaces: Black and white stripes look jaunty on these umbrellas and striped pillows can add that perfect accent for outdoor living spaces. Black and white stripes are just right for a tropical look. Here you see great Bermuda style on a veranda with turquoise…
  • Exciting Light Fixtures for Black & White Rooms

    Reyna.R
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:18 am
    via Today, we’re continuing our exploration of black and white decor. In case you missed it, be sure to check out last week’s post, “Decor Inspiration: Black and White Stripes.” We think every black and white space deserves eye-catching light fixtures. WAC Lighting offers many exciting options to consider. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect: The W.A.C. Lighting Alpa LED Modern / Contemporary Pendant Wall Sconce is a marvelous addition to any contemporary black and white space. You know we are fascinated by black and white stripes and these are simply…
  • Decor Inspiration: Black & White Stripes

    Reyna.R
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    The quintessential black and white striped awning is the inspiration for today’s post on black and white stripes in home decor. We love the look and it seems many of you do too. From rugs underfoot to “tented” ceilings. stripes of any size can add visual interest and a chic updated look to just about any interior space or outdoor room. We hope you’ll be inspired by our latest finds. Greet your guests with wide horizontal stripes. These handsome walls can make a space seem larger than it is and bring rhythm and movement as the stripes carry the eye around the room.
  • Contemporary Spaces: Make a Statement with Bold Red

    Reyna.R
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    Want to bring your contemporary spaces to life? Consider adding a bold pop or vibrant splash of red to contemporary decor. Red can be stunning in just about any modern room. From the front door to the backyard patio, a vivid red hue can make a big design statement. Here’s what we mean: This massive cantilevered front door is stunning in size and bold color. We love the look. Red accents are beautiful in a gray and white foyer like the one above. Just a few pops of red can add a lively vibe to any entryway. Vibrant red cabinets can create a bold colorful contemporary kitchen. These offer…
  • Decorating the Porch: Tips & Ideas

    Reyna.R
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    For those fortunate enough to have a porch to enjoy, this one’s for you. Whether large or small, at the front of the house or with a view of the backyard, any porch can be turned into a charming and comfortable outdoor living space. Here are tips and ideas to inspire you: In the US many will soon be celebrating the Fourth of July with red, white and blue on the porch. A vibrant hue on the front door is s fantastic contrast to this gray house. Make your front porch as inviting as a spa getaway. Gray and yellow striped rattan chaise lounges are lined up in a row on this fabulous porch.
 
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    Founterior

  • Why Should I Choose Natural Stone Wall Cladding And Swimming Pool Coping?

    Ella Andrews
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    Does the front entrance of your home feature some ugly pillars that you would give anything to hide? Does the appearance of your pool or spa not quite complement the rest of your property? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, we recommend natural stone wall cladding and swimming pool coping as the ideal solution. There are a number of reasons why you should opt for natural stone as opposed to other materials, as outlined here. Timeless & Elegant One of the main reasons that natural stone is such a popular choice for many applications is that it is a truly timeless and…
  • What Could Cause Glass Fencing To Break?

    Ella Andrews
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:58 am
    Whilst all glass fencing is supposed to incorporate toughened safety glass, which is highly strong and impact resistant, there are a number of occurrences that may cause the panels the shatter. Whilst the fencing should break into many tiny square pieces as opposed to jagged shards, there is still a chance that someone may become injured on one of the fragments. In this article, we have outlined some of the reasons that breakage could occur. Heavy Impact Even though the panels are impact resistant, if something heavy were to hit them with enough force they could shatter. This is unlikely to…
  • Pros And Cons Of Using Gabion Walls

    Ella Andrews
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:29 am
    If you have been thinking about introducing some gabion walls to your property, as retaining walls or perhaps even some interesting outdoor seating, you might be wondering whether they really are the best choice. Like anything, these walls have their advantages and disadvantages. In order to determine whether gabions are the right choice for the project you have in mind, you will need to weigh these pros and cons against each other. Pros There are a number of advantages associated with the introduction of gabion walls, including: Their strong bases, which prevent them from being dragged away…
  • What Causes Verandah Roofing To Leak And How Can I Fix It?

    Ella Andrews
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:29 am
    Plenty of homeowners have benefited from the addition of a verandah – the resulting covered space not only provides protection for those waiting at the door, it can double as an outdoor entertaining or alfresco dining space that is hidden from the elements. As the years pass, however, some homeowners find that their verandah roofing is not as waterproof as they first believed. What on earth is going on here and how can the problem be resolved? At first, the leaks will only be obvious during a heavy downpour – those unexpected trails of water stream down the exterior wall and pool on the…
  • A Guide To Properly Cleaning Honeycomb Blinds

    Ella Andrews
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:24 am
    These days, honeycomb blinds are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners. Not only are they highly attractive, they also offer energy efficiency, sound absorption and privacy. It is important that you keep your blinds as clean as possible, as this will ensure that they last as long as possible and continue to look their best. Incorrect cleaning, however, can actually void your warranty, so it is important that you take care. Step 1: Give the blinds a thorough dusting on a regular basis. We recommend using a feather, lambs wool or disposable duster for best results. Ensure that…
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    Bright Ideas

  • History of Light – Infographic

    Our Library
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Let there be light! If only it were that easy. A lot of brainpower and thousands of years got us to where we are today. Light has never been more efficient and effective. Each new light source builds on the last and the industry continues to grow and evolve. We don’t yet have our hoverboards or flying cars, but when it comes to light, we’ve come a long way, baby. Share History of Light Image on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below <a href=’http://www.bellacor.com/blog/history-of-light-infographic/’><img…
  • Keep Cool This Summer Without AC

    Wendy Weinert
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:16 pm
    As the temperature continues to rise, many people’s first instinct is to crank the AC. Doing this, however, often leads to high utility bills and less money to spend on summer fun. This year, cut down on your AC usage by trying these five cool strategies, and save your money for a weekend trip instead! 1. Install ceiling fans Ceiling fans are a less expensive way to cool down in the summer. Plus, if you invest in a fan that can rotate both clockwise and counterclockwise, you can also save money on your heating bill during the winter! 2. Use bamboo bedding Nobody likes tossing and…
  • Putting together the perfect picnic in 5 easy steps

    Wendy Weinert
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    I enjoy summer for many reasons, and one of my favorite ways to savor the sunshine is to go on a picnic with friends and family. Delicious food, warm weather, good company – what’s not to love? This summer, put together your own fun picnic. I’ve found these helpful tips come in handy when setting up a picnic and I’m sure you will, too! 1. Pick a picturesque setting Part of the fun of picnicking is taking in the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. Set up a spot by a nearby lake or check out the local park. If you have a large backyard with lots of trees, consider hosting…
  • 4th of July Decorating Ideas

    Doug Kaid
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Our earliest memories of Independence Day are of going down to the riverfront for the fireworks festival. Viewing the fireworks among hundreds and thousands of fellow Americans in celebration of our freedom. The fireworks were nice, with collective “oohs and ahhs” that induced chills. On our way home, we remember passing houses closer to the river where huge parties were gathered for fireworks, a night spent under the stars and with food off the grill. These folks had life figured out. Next year we pledged that we would no longer go to the fireworks; the fireworks would come to…
  • 5 Decorating Tips For the Beach Bum

    Annie Talajkowski
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    Most people enjoy a trip to the beach now and then, but for you, the beach is home. The salty breeze, cool blue water and soft hot sand make the beach your favorite place to spend time in the summer. So why not add elements of the beach to your home’s interior design? These tips will help you integrate the nautical style into your space. Decorate with driftwood Driftwood is literally wood that has floated in the water and then washes up on shore. There are many different decorative items that use driftwood to create that nautical look you love. A mirror framed with driftwood or a table…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Granite Transformations Reaches 600 Reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com

    caitlink
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Granite Transformations is proud to announce they have reached 600 reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com – and the number keeps growing. Granite Transformations offers an impressive selection of stylish alternatives to traditional granite slab countertops, in addition to gorgeous handmade mosaic tile backsplashes, shower interiors, tub surrounds, vanities, flooring, cabinet refacing, and more. Best known for its revolutionary countertop overlay process that is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, Granite Transformations is meeting the needs of residential and commercial clients from coast to coast.
  • Backyard Design Trends that Bring Beauty, Comfort and Functionality to Your Outdoor Living Space

    caitlink
    12 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    With summer in full swing and daylight lasting into the night, our backyards are the new hot spot for entertaining and family fun. Homeowners are embracing the hottest trends in eco-landscaping and backyard design by creating outdoor spaces with all the luxuries and amenities of indoors. Here are some of the top trends in backyard design to make your outdoor space your favorite summer sanctuary: Sustainable Plants – Today’s homeowners are rethinking their gardens by choosing plants that are tolerant to both hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. It’s a sound choice, both economically…
  • Home Design Trends to Lose in 2015

    caitlink
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Keeping our homes up-to-date and market-friendly means keeping up with the latest design trends and knowing what’s in and what’s out. What was popular a few years ago is being replaced with new design ideas that either reflect the times or revive traditional styles with a modern twist. Here are some of the top design trends to do away with in 2015: Kitchen Desks – What used to be practical furniture for the purpose of paying bills and storing cook books is now being replaced by extra counter space and storage. The days of flipping through cook books has gone by the wayside, as…
  • Fun Accessorizing Ideas to Welcome Summer into Your Home

    caitlink
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Whether you’re having fun in the sun and sand or in your backyard hammock with your favorite book, summer is the season to embrace all things relaxed and casual. Creating a summer-filled atmosphere in your home is easier than you think. If you’re preparing for a festive Fourth of July party, having a family BBQ in the backyard, or planning a staycation this summer, here are nine seasonal ideas to transform your home into a summer space you won’t want to leave. 1. Plant a tower of flowers in patriotic colors and add some flags to mark the day. It’s an easy way to add beauty to your…
  • The Most Useful Kitchen Appliances Infographic

    caitlink
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Picture this: You just had a brand new beautiful countertop installed in your kitchen, but you can’t really show it off because it’s covered from wall to wall in kitchen appliances. What should you keep and what should you toss? Or maybe you are getting married soon or just bought a house and are wondering what kitchen appliances to put on your registry so that you will receive gifts that you will actually use. To help you have a better understanding of which appliances are useful (and which are not), we surveyed over 500 consumers about their monthly usage of 16 different kitchen…
 
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    HomeDecorDesigns.com

  • Minted’s Save The Date Collection

    Vidya Sudarsan
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Share on Tumblr Save the date cards are very special invitations that not only allows your guests-to-be to mark their calendars but also set the right tone for your wedding. You want your guests to get excited about your big day. It also gives you a chance to express your love for your spouse through [...] The post Minted’s Save The Date Collection appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Holiday Cards Canon DSLR Camera – Great Family Gift From Best Buy MyRegistry.com – Simplifying Holiday Wish List
  • Guest Post – Sound Matters: How Music and Feng Shui Have a Powerful Effect on Your Environment

    Vidya Sudarsan
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:35 am
    Share on Tumblr Hello, everyone! I have a guest post for you today by Carole Hyder, and Jeff Bova. Carole Hyder is a Feng Shui expert, founder of the Wind & Water School of Feng Shui and author of three books (Wind and Water: Your Personal Feng Shui Journey, Living Feng Shui: Personal Stories and [...] The post Guest Post – Sound Matters: How Music and Feng Shui Have a Powerful Effect on Your Environment appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Guest Post on Feng Shui Guest Post – Five Questions To Ask To Sound Smarter Than Your Contractor Guest Post on Home…
  • Stalking Sunset

    Vidya Sudarsan
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    Share on Tumblr When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” Mahatma Gandhi I have no words to explain how much I enjoy watching sunsets. Exploring natural landscapes either during the early hours of the day or during the night [...] The post Stalking Sunset appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: No related posts.
  • Inside Indian Celebrity Homes 

    Vidya Sudarsan
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Share on Tumblr I have an interesting interior design page to share with you today from Chennai, India. Just scroll down to sneak a peek inside these uniquely designed Indian celebrity homes. I enjoy watching good Tamil and Hindi movies, especially on a family night. Aside from learning about actors and actresses through entertainment, it [...] The post Inside Indian Celebrity Homes  appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Inside Celebrity Homes Colorful Indian Homes Traditional Indian Homes Are you admiring beautiful homes?
  • Colorful Indian Homes

    Vidya Sudarsan
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    Share on Tumblr I’m thrilled to share colorful Indian homes from Chennai, Southern India today! I’m here on a short vacation and glad to take some time off to write this blog post. Indian homes are typically decorated in rich colors, and intricate patterns weaved in exotic textiles. Ornate furniture in dark wood is more common [...] The post Colorful Indian Homes appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Traditional Indian Homes Inside Indian Celebrity Homes  My Blog, In The News – FurnishMyWay Pillars – Ethnic Homes
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • How to Use Dark Curtains to Shape a Dramatic, Cozy Interior

    Sherry Nothingam
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    There are some styles, colors and decorating nuisances that homeowners across the globe tend to steer clear of, as they consider them a touch too risky to try out. Some are scared to go with bold and brilliant colors like orange or fuchsia, while others tend to keep black away from their color scheme almost fanatically. The use of dark drapery is one strategy that many feel is an exercise best left to interior designers and experts. Yet, by religiously staying away from dark curtains, you might be missing out on a great way to create an inviting, comfy home that is an absolute showstopper.Go…
  • 15 Impressive Wall Mural Ideas That Bring the Outdoors In

    Elise Moreau
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Wall mural art can really make a big impact in a room if you do it right. In fact, there’s probably nothing more striking than a big mural on a wall you can use to create a really big and eye-catching focal point. And when it ties in together nicely with the furniture, accessories, and overall look you’re really going for, anyone who steps into the room is certain to be impressed. There’s an endless variety of theme ideas you can use for a mural, but I personally think the ones that have been designed to recreate nature are among the most interesting to look at.Seasonal…
  • North Fitzroy: Altering a Victorian Terrace House into a Breezy Modern Hub

    Sherry Nothingam
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    We absolutely adore restoration and extension projects that turn old and dreary structures into sparkling contemporary homes that act as an intriguing bridge between the past and the present. Located in the beautiful suburb of North Fitzroy in Melbourne, this existing Victorian terrace house was give a much needed makeover along with a sparkling new extension by Pleysier Perkins. The latest contemporary addition not only blends in with the already present residence, but it turns the interior into an airy, cheerful hangout with plenty of natural light. A seamless interface between the…
  • 15 Beadboard Backsplash Ideas for the Kitchen, Bathroom, and More

    Starre Vartan
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Backsplashes need to be tough—they have to put up with regular exposure to water and soap, and (let’s be honest), they probably don’t get cleaned as often as you’d like to. In other words, they should cover when you haven’t had time to scrub them down.Whether you go for a thick or thin beadboard, it actually works in a surprising variety of situations, from kitchen to bathroom, from bar to laundry room and back again.Reclaimed MagicWhite-on-white is always a classy look.The reclaimed beadboard in this home in Texas is paired with a creamy white marble, creating a…
  • Room Design Made Easy: Effective Updates

    Kate Simmons
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:42 am
    Today’s post is dedicated to the art of the room update. We’ve all been there—needing to breathe new life into a space, possibly on a budget. Today we’re sharing four rooms that take design to the next level! Some of the updates involve more work than others, but whether you’re looking to knock out a tile backsplash or to simply find that one perfect accessory to tie everything together, the spaces below will surely inspire you. We’re talking room design at its finest…Lightening UpSometimes breathing new life into a room is as simple as lightening it up,…
 
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    Leovan Design

  • Summer Home Energy Saving Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    Summer the hottest season of the year is here. Get ready for summer by following these home energy saving tips that will reduce your energy costs and will keep you cool and comfortable at the same time: Make sure you have completed any spring maintenance needed for your home. Consider increasing your attic insulation to keep the heat in during the winter and to keep the heat out
  • Cottage Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
    Cottage interior design style makes a room feel charming, warm, naturally comfortable, casual, simple, and livable. The general feel of the cottage design style is informal and imperfect. The goal of using the cottage interior design style is to create an inviting interior with a carefree and well-lived in look. The cottage interior design style reflects the comfortable, relaxing, and
  • Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 May 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Eco-friendly, sustainable, and environmentally friendly gardening promotes a healthy lifestyle, decreases negative environmental effects on the planet, and reduces your environmental footprint. Here are some eco-friendly gardening tips to use in your garden: Design a garden that fits your environment, climate, and location by planting plants that are native to your region. Native
  • Spring Gardening Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Spring garden maintenance prepares your garden for the spring and the summer growing seasons. Spring is the perfect time to complete gardening tasks such as cleaning your yard, preparing your lawn for summer, and planting your new flowers, vegetable plants, trees, and shrubs. Here is a checklist to follow when you are preparing your garden for the spring and the summer growing
  • Spring Home Maintenance Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Spring maintenance protects your investment in your home, keeps your property well maintained, and helps prevent potential problems before they occur if you are trying to sell your home in the near future.  Here is a spring maintenance checklist to prepare your home for the summer season: Interior Spring Maintenance: Test your smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide
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    Decor Girl

  • Roadmap To Interior Color Scheme Success

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

    Decor Girl
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Great interior design ideas can be found on vacation. Let your travels be your personal look book of ideas for color schemes, furniture, tile and much more. Read More
  • Top 5 Traits Of A Successful New House Build

    Decor Girl
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    We are almost finished with a successful new home build, here are the five traits which made this a good experience for everyone. Read More
  • Missing The Fourth Of July Of Youth

    Decor Girl
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    What happened to the Fourth of July? Remembering the Fourth of July of my youth, and ice cream. Read More
  • How To Spot A Interior Design Faker

    Decor Girl
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    Learn exactly what or who to ignore when they begin to spew bad interior design advice disguised as design rules. Read More
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  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: maple

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

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

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

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

    Nicola
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
    Hardwood floors are often seen as a statement piece for your home – people’s eyes will instantly be drawn towards them. With an ever increasing selection of different types of wood available for your flooring, you can easily find something to suit your specific tastes. Hardwood flooring will add a touch of luxury and classic style to your home, but what about if you want to add a little something extra? Well, luckily there are a few different things you can do to customise your hardwood flooring, helping it to stand out even more.   Add a finish of wax or varnish One of the…
 
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  • 19 Types Of Storage Benches (Ultimate BUYING GUIDE)

    longerdays
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    Today we are pleased to bring you our guide to storage benches, featuring a breakdown of the different materials, styles, and configurations of this unique piece of furniture. Our aim is to educate you on the options available in an effort to set you on the course to the best purchase possible. Our , is a contemporary wood frame storage bench with plush black leather cushion top. With this guide, we will spell out the various elements that go into making each bench design uniquely suited to a particular space  and use. To sort out the wide range of shopping options out there, we will…
  • 29 Beautiful Kitchen Designs by Top Designers Worldwide

    longerdays
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring a wide variety of kitchens all designed by some of the best designers from all over the world! The above kitchen is contemporary, featuring white cabinetry, glossy black countertops, and classic white subway tile. Unusually, this kitchen has very few wall cabinets, with only a few glass-faced cabinets near the end of the room, close to the glass-panelled door. Lighting above the spacious island consists of three frosted-glass pendant lights, which add subtle elegance to the already stunning design. You can see more of this home here. The stunning space is…
  • Exquisite Sunflower House by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

    longerdays
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the beautiful Sunflower House designed by Cadaval & Solà-Morales. This incredible modern home is located in Port De la Selva in Girona, Spain. The warm Mediterranean sea is within view of the enormous panoramic windows located in every single room. The home is nestled on a terraced hillside, with decking all around the home, leading down into a large infinity pool. The home’s location, although beautiful and close to the water, is also subject to strong winds and is heavily shaded. In order to take full advantage of the home’s views, each…
  • 25 White Leather Ottomans (SQUARE & RECTANGLE)

    longerdays
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    Welcome to our special gallery featuring a selection of white leather ottomans from around the web. If there’s an ottoman around, it’s difficult to resist the urge to put your feet up and relax. And it’s better than having someone’s feet on a nice glass-topped coffee table, or scratching a hardwood table top. We’ve selected some of the most stylish and space-saving ottoman options in a neutral white leather (both genuine and faux) in square and rectangular styles. Leather is easy to clean with a dry cloth, and is sturdy enough to withstand a bit of abuse from a…
  • Inimitable Lva Tolstogo Apartment Project by Olga Akulova Design

    longerdays
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the inimitably contemporary Lva Tolstogo Apartment project, a home by Olga Akulova Design. Completed in 2014, this home redesign was built on Lva Tolstogo street, in the heart of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The work began on a typical one bedroom flat in a postwar structure one year prior. With two balconies planted on opposite sides of the building, one facing the street and the other facing an inner courtyard, the extra space was used for the extension of a guest room and kitchen area. Because the maximization of space was a primary concern, the designers…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Design Giggles – Furniture Favorites

    Donna Hoffman
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    Donna Hoffman on... We all have our favorite piece of furniture, but did you know that furniture have their favorite people?! Enjoy this cartoon from our Design Giggles series. The post Design Giggles – Furniture Favorites appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
  • The Power of Accessories

    Donna Hoffman
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    Donna Hoffman on... Ever hear the expression “the accessories make the outfit?” Well my dear, do not ever underestimate the power of the accessory to make the room. Somebody should make up a saying about that one! But the all too common problem is this: As Design Lovers buzz along in a decorating project, so few remember to preserve precious budget for accessories. Bad move. You’ll never be satisfied – let alone thrilled – with your end result if you haven’t accessorized your spaces. Take a look at this dining room shot on my iPhone. It shows a room that DOES have all of its final…
  • Design Your Own “Designer Worthy” Area Rug

    Donna Hoffman
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on... If you’re wondering how to get that gorgeous area rug like the ones you see on Pinterest, Houzz or interior design websites, it’s easy with these simple tips from The Interior Design Advocate!   The post Design Your Own “Designer Worthy” Area Rug appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
  • Design Giggles: Baby Furniture Woes

    Donna Hoffman
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... The post Design Giggles: Baby Furniture Woes appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
  • 3 Tips to Get Scale & Proportion Right

    Donna Hoffman
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... One of the biggest mistakes in interior decorating has to do with Scale and Proportion. Roughly translated in interior design:  Scale and Proportion refers to the size and “visual weight” of furnishings relative to the room in total, to the architecture of the room in total and even in relationship to other furniture in the room. Here’s a great example. This dining room shows new elements in a few places only; the walls were painted and an area rug was replaced. But the former furniture in total was way too small for the room. But notice what happens in the After…
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    Chic California

  • 4th of July Front Porch Tour

    chiccalifornia
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:20 pm
    4th of July Front Porch Tour Just popping in to say Happy 4th of July! Independence Day is my favorite holiday. The day is reserved for parades, picnics, bbq’s and fireworks! No presents to buy and wrap, no major commitments to attend to. The only requirement is summertime fun! I thought I would give you {Read More...} The post 4th of July Front Porch Tour appeared first on Chic California.
  • Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery Reveal

    chiccalifornia
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery Reveal  I have been so excited to share with you the baby’s nursery! But it seemed like bad luck to show off the room before the baby made his debut. But he’s here, and so now is the time! If you remember it wasn’t that long ago that this room {Read More...} The post Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery Reveal appeared first on Chic California.
  • Introducing Beau Oliver

    chiccalifornia
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Introducing Beau Oliver   If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you know it has been busy few weeks for me. I’m so excited to officially introduce you to our new baby boy, Beau Oliver. We are over the moon in love with this guy! And he is so good. He is {Read More...} The post Introducing Beau Oliver appeared first on Chic California.
  • How to Layer Milk Paint Using Clear Wax

    chiccalifornia
    29 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    How to Layer Milk Paint Using Clear Wax I’m slowly but surely getting some extra pieces of furniture painted before the baby arrives. But I have to admit, it’s slow going. Mostly because I run out of energy pretty quickly. But sometimes a piece of furniture just doesn’t want to cooperate or turn out the {Read More...} The post How to Layer Milk Paint Using Clear Wax appeared first on Chic California.
  • Maternity Photos

    chiccalifornia
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Maternity Photos Hey, are you all still there? It’s been awhile since I have posted. I’ve been in serious nesting mode over here and blogging has just taken a back seat. We are t-minus two weeks for the arrival of our new baby boy!! So things might get a bit quiet over here in the {Read More...} The post Maternity Photos appeared first on Chic California.
 
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  • Casa Dalias by grupoarquitectura

    Jessica
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:32 am
    Casa Dalias is a private home located in Mexico City, Mexico. The 11,840-square-foot home was designed by grupoarquitectura. Photos by: Agustín GarzaMore...
  • Three Trees House by DADA & Partners

    Magaly
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:08 am
    Three Trees House is a private residence located in New Delhi, India. It was designed by DADA & Partners and covers an area of 17,000 square feet. Three Trees House by DADA & Partners: “Set on a verdant land parcel dotted with large mature trees, the Three Trees House house is nestled -much like a fork- between three large trees. The premise for choosing to situate the building amidst the..More...
  • Makeover in Palm Beach by Keating Moore

    Jessica
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Makeover in Palm Beach is a renovation project completed by Keating Moore. The home is located in Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Photos by: Ron RosenzweigMore...
  • Spahaus and Trihaus by YH2 Architecture & Fraternité-sur-Lac

    Magaly
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Spahaus and Trihaus is a project completed jointly by YH2 Architecture & Fraternité-sur-Lac. It is located in Lac-Supérieur, Quebec, Canada. Spahaus and Trihaus by YH2 Architecture & Fraternité-sur-Lac: “On the banks of Lac Supérieur, just 90 minutes north of Montreal (Quebec), a mountain that was once the property of a former religious congregation now houses a creative and innovative model for integrating contemporary architecture in a natural environment. Located on..More...
  • North Fitzroy by Pleysier Perkins

    Magaly
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    North Fitzroy is a home located in North Fitzroy, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The project consists of an extension of an existing home created by Pleysier Perkins. North Fitzroy by Pleysier Perkins: “Fitted into the shell of an existing Victorian terrace house, the extension facilitates an upper level bedroom suite with adjoining central terrace, and links a new ground floor living design with a sunny rear yard as well..More...
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Intriguing and Unexpected Architectural and Design Solution in London

    Vania
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:13 am
    Fresh and playful, with intriguing and unexpected architectural and design solutions this London suburban house is one unusual (for its location) contemporary project. Behind the artistic facade – consisted of large glass panels and perforated steel sheets that alternate and created dynamic appearance. Read the rest of Intriguing and Unexpected Architectural and Design Solution in London originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Piersons Way by Bates Masi Architects

    Vania
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:19 am
    East Hampton is a famous seaside refuge for New Yorkers and is no secret that oceanfront communities are becoming known for their overdevelopment and disconnection from their surrounding environment. But the architects for this property (Bates Masi Architects) had made a special effort, while constructing this residence for a young couple, to combine the family love for modern life with the rich history of the location -a private oceanfront community established in the 19th century. Read the rest of Piersons Way by Bates Masi Architects originally posted on http://interiorzine.com ©…
  • Stylish Apartment by YoDezeen

    Vania
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:17 am
    Charming, small apartment transformed by a group of talented architects- YoDezeen, from Kiev, Ukraine. Read the rest of Stylish Apartment by YoDezeen originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Apartment with Panoramic View of Moscow City

    Vania
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    Modern apartment of 150 sq. m. located on the 23th-floor building in the south-west of Moscow, offering a panoramic view of the city center, designed by Alexandra Fedorova. The main decoration materials in the project are dominated by stone, wood, metal, concrete and glass. Read the rest of Apartment with Panoramic View of Moscow City originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Skykitchen by Dreimeta

    Vania
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:21 am
    The new restaurant Skykitchen was designed by Dreimeta, located on the 12th floor of the Andel’s Hotel Berlin, with panoramic windows offering magnificent views on the city.  Based on the concept of the  color contrasts, showing a harmonious balance between East and West, old and new. The kitchen is moved to the center of the restaurant, a cubic space that does not disturb the guests to enjoy the panoramic views from any point. Most of the furniture in the restaurant is unique and created by local designers, findings from antique shops. Concrete floors, wooden countertop surfaces of…
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  • A desk I would like to have at home

    trendoffice
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    Metis desk by Gonçalo Campos for Wewood (source)Named after the Greek goddess that personified wisdom, cunning and prudence this desk not only will keep your workspace tidy with its three... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Dream Loft

    trendoffice
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:58 am
    This is definitely my style - a loft with open plan living and a lot of flexibility! source In fact, what I like most here is the space itself. Add to Flipboard Magazine. google_ad_client =... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The most elegant industrial style bathroom

    trendoffice
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Cuna by Patricia Urquiola for Agape with Patricia Urquiola's Vieques Sinks made by Agape - twitter.com/agapedesignAnd who is the designer - Patrica Urquiola, of course! She is the designer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Up to 40% off Select Home Decor Products!

    trendoffice
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    Up to 40% off Select Home Decor and Appliances at Fancy.com!Best of web pricing on tableware, tables, decanters, desks, kitchen gadgets and so much more! Take a look below at some of these amazing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ceramica Sant’Agostino bursts into the world of fashion

    trendoffice
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    Fashion and interior design continue to influence strongly each other - this is one of the most consistent trends for the last years! The first fabric effect made on a ceramic surface with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Colour Palette: 014

    Cat How
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
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    Cat How
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
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  • Colour Palette: 012

    alice
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
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  • Colour Palette: 011

    Cat How
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
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  • Béatrice Coron: Stories Cut From Paper

    Rog How
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Beatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells! Her patience is inspiring, crafting extraordinary pieces of art from scissors and paper. We love this Ted talk, she has used her creativity to improve public spaces and the environment. Going the extra mile, we could all take a leaf from her book!   The post Béatrice Coron: Stories Cut From Paper appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
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  • Cozy Apartment in Vilnius

    Ieva
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    Sometimes you don’t even need to look at faraway places to see some really lovely interiors and spaces. Did I just rhyme something about interior? Well, why not. Today we’re sharing a cozy apartment designed in a neutral colour palette with a feeling of  scandinavian influence which is paired with a simple modern style. Interior design of this stylish and lovely family place in Vilnius was created by a talented interior design studio team „Dizaino virtuvė“. Just scrolling through the project photos makes me think, how I envision myself living in this home and how homely…
  • 35 World’s Most Beautiful Balconies

    Daumantas
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The word balcony translated from Italian means scaffold. Historically, balconies have been used as a soap box or a stage to hold public ceremonies. Today, balcony is a place for relaxation and a different point of view to things below. Balcony is also an important part of architecture. Take a look at these marvelous balconies from all over the world. They are all in different styles and functions but one thing that connects them all are flowers. They enrich and bring out the beauty of each balcony. We hope that these photos will give you some ideas that you’ll be able to apply to…
  • Lucas Allen Photography

    Ieva
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Weekend is back again and the inspiration for your homes still keeps flowing. Today we’re sharing a mixture of various interior photographs created by a talented and a well known photographer Lucas Allen. Lucas started shooting professionally at the age of 21. 20 years on, his work continues to be varied and includes interiors, still life, travel, food and portraiture. Contributing to a wide array of international magazines, Lucas is also regularly commissioned to shoot for hotels, catalogs and advertising campaigns. His personal work has been included in both solo and group…
  • Villa S3 by Steimle Architekten

    Akvile
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    High on the sloping grounds the new building fills a gap in an existing hillside development with views over the city of Tübingen. It was created by talented Steimle Architekten for five-member young family with cat and dog. The spacial arrangement is divided into three levels. Serving rooms with a studio on a slope, individual rooms for parents and children on the upper floor and the garden level with its spacious communal living area. The sculptural shape of the building opens itself to the river valley and to the panoramic views of the hillside. The volume and its clear edges create a…
  • Beverly Hills Guesthouse

    Ieva
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue. The Oak Pass Road guesthouse uses its height and a small footprint to maximize panoramic canyon views and strengthen its connection to the surrounding tree-filled site. The lower level consists of a rehabbed and enlarged barn and newly constructed living spaces. The upper floor is clad in wood and has bedrooms at opposite corners of the floating volume. The architect Noah Walker from Walker Workshop designed an existing barn for Nathan Frankel, an amateur violinist, in Beverly Hills,…
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    Interioridea.net

  • 8 Chic Tufted Headboard Design Ideas For Modern Bedroom

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    Headboard can work as an awesome focal point in the bedroom and make a superb, stylish statement in the interior. A specific design of headboards is a huge uprising hit in the world of interior design: the tufted headboard. Tufted headboard is a classic and superbly modern visual effect that will surely enhance the visual The post 8 Chic Tufted Headboard Design Ideas For Modern Bedroom appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 13 Super Chic Tufted Headbord Design Ideas for Modern Bedroom 8 Wooden Headboard Design Ideas For Natural Charm in The Bedroom Best 12 Grey and Yellow Bedroom…
  • 10 Refreshing Summer Living Room Designs With Pops of Color

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Summer is here and the hot weather requires a proper source of refreshments. Therefore we decided to talk about summer living rooms that will surely refresh you and inspire you.The term summer living room refers to interior so fresh and colorful that most likely gives you the idea of hot and sunny weather. If you The post 10 Refreshing Summer Living Room Designs With Pops of Color appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Chevron Accents in 9 Modern and Cheery Living Room Designs Uprising Trend: Copper Pendant as Focal Point in 10 Living Room Designs 9 Modern High Contrast Living…
  • 8 Multinational and Modern Kitchen Island Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    Kitchen island is an ultimate element for optimizing the space in your kitchen and creating an organized, functional and beautiful kitchen. Kitchen with an kitchen island looks utterly sleek and beautiful with a super organization. Kitchen islands come in an ample of design, style, color and size and you can always find one that will The post 8 Multinational and Modern Kitchen Island Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Contemporary Industrial Kitchen Design Ideas 10 Modern Bar Stool Design Ideas For Kitchen Interior 12 Rustic Scandinavian Kitchen Design Ideas
  • 9 Charming and Natural Rustic Bathroom Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rustic styled bathroom is for those people, who rather enjoy a wood-paneled interior with stone stacked wall than modern, minimalist bathroom with splendid setting. Rustic style features neutral color scheme, natural materials and opulent textures and patterns. If you want to bring a warm and cozy vibe in your bathroom, think about applying a rustic The post 9 Charming and Natural Rustic Bathroom Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Beautiful Rustic Bathroom Interior Design Ideas 7 Charming Farmhouse Bathroom Design Ideas 10 Amazing Attic Bathroom Interior Design…
  • 10 Charming Gray and Yellow Kitchen Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    A combination of some colors can create a superb balance and relaxing ambiance in the interior, for example gray and yellow. These two color shades in combination work majestically in providing a harmonic ambiance and warm appearance of any interior in the house, including the kitchen.  Gray and yellow kitchen is perfect for everyone who The post 10 Charming Gray and Yellow Kitchen Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Best 15 Gray and Yellow Living Room Design Ideas 10 Charming Country Kitchen Interior Design Ideas Best 12 Grey and Yellow Bedroom Design Ideas For…
 
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  • Backyard Landscape Design Ideas That Soothe the Atmosphere

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

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

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

    interiordesignet
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Purchasing cheap home gym machines is a terrific way to outfit your home change it into your own private workout center. Getting everything you buy is another issue entirely. There are a few key components to find when considering a piece of cheap home gym equipment whether it’s a huge admission item, or even a straightforward palm-held gadget. There are lots of locations to buy cheap home gym equipment equally online and in walk in shops however the things to consider stay the same. How Does it Work? Some home gym equipment machines, cheap or otherwise are very complex. In case you are…
  • Complete Home Remodeling Giving Your Home An Extreme Make Over

    interiordesignet
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    There’s actually nowhere like house.- This can be connotatively and actually most evident. Residence is not only the place where you take refuge but also in places you locate warmth, peace and satisfaction. Everybody definitely would like to have their dream home. Unfortunately, this is simply not simple as it appears. As soon as you construct a single, neglect the may still take some enhancements, alterations and additions so that it can be -made’ into your dream home. And during a period of time, home improvement will always be a routine to be effective on because of scratches.
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Elk Lighting AmericasMart Showroom Visit and Trends

    Emma Harger
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    The expansive Elk Lighting showroom at AmericasMart features vignette after vignette of colorful lighting and decor thanks to the multi-brand strength of Elk Group (which acquired the Lamp Works brand during market, thus expanding its lamp offerings even more). Other Elk brands include Landmark, Dimond, Sterling Industries and Lazy Susan, so products from these brands intermingle. Let’s take a look at the lighting and decor trends here! Click on the pictures to enlarge them and to navigate the gallery. Now let’s recap a few of the overarching trends seen in this showroom. Lots of…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – July 24

    Emma Harger
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    This week on Lights Online, we looked inside the large Uttermost showroom in the Atlanta market and watched Savoy House lighting have its moment in the limelight on the new Fox show Home Free. (You can check out pictures from the show on our Pinterest or Facebook and then watch the full episode on Fox Now!) Since it is Friday, it’s time to take a look at what’s cool and eye-catching in the world of design inspirations. Skykitchen from Interiorzine If you’ve been following our series of tours from Atlanta market, you’ve surely noticed that brass and copper are having a…
  • Uttermost AmericasMart Showroom Visit and Trends

    Emma Harger
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    Uttermost has a very large showroom at AmericasMart. In fact, they kind of have two showrooms, right across from one another, both featuring many ‘rooms’ packed full of lighting and decor style. That makes this showroom a must-visit and I did not come away disappointed this time. While taking note of looks and trends, I also noticed a little theme that kept showing up over and over again, possibly inspired by a certain hit movie about an island populated by dinosaurs. See if you spot that theme too while you peruse this gallery. Click on the pictures to enlarge them and to browse.
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – July 17

    Emma Harger
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    A visit to AmericasMart last week to check out the home and gift market has really been worth it, producing a look at the new additions and ideas from Currey & Company as well as Cyan Design. I’m still working on the posts for Uttermost and the Elk Group, so look forward to those next week–they were great too! In the meantime, here are our 10 design inspirations to end your week with style and fun. 50 West Fourth from Popsugar Most people feel pretty nervous when they go to court, but I doubt that’s true for 50 West Fourth in Winston-Salem, North Carolina–an…
  • Cyan Design AmericasMart Showroom Visit and Trends

    Emma Harger
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    At AmericasMart, Cyan Design has a showroom that is a must-see. It’s an expanse of smaller ‘rooms’ and vignettes, often themed by color or style, always creating great ideas. Plus, they always have good 90s music playing. Let’s see some eye candy from the Cyan Design showroom and then take a closer look at the trends seen here. Click on each picture to enlarge it and to navigate through the gallery. Let’s recap what stunning trends were showcased in the Cyan Design showroom. Beautiful glass: Glass takes a multitude of gorgeous forms ranging from shapely Murano…
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  • Make an Impression with an Outdoor Logo Rug

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

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

    Sandy Henderson
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
     Prestige Mills Pueblo SisalIt’s everywhere! Just pick up a decorating magazine Stark Carpet calls is Natura, but it is the […] The post Prestige Mills Pueblo Diamond Sisal – The Little Black Dress of Sisal! appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Custom Logo Rugs for Entrances, Walls, Floors and Gifts

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Custom Logo Mats – Entry & Floor Mats   Pick the ideal custom logo mat, and customize using a business logo […] The post Custom Logo Rugs for Entrances, Walls, Floors and Gifts appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Guidelines for Creating Custom Logo Mats

    Sandy Henderson
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:06 am
    Custom Logo Entrance Mats really are an important addition for any workplace.Entrance mats are necessary to keep the entry into […] The post Guidelines for Creating Custom Logo Mats appeared first on Rug Rats.
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Granite Transformations Reaches 600 Reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com

    caitlink
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Granite Transformations is proud to announce they have reached 600 reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com – and the number keeps growing. Granite Transformations offers an impressive selection of stylish alternatives to traditional granite slab countertops, in addition to gorgeous handmade mosaic tile backsplashes, shower interiors, tub surrounds, vanities, flooring, cabinet refacing, and more. Best known for its revolutionary countertop overlay process that is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, Granite Transformations is meeting the needs of residential and commercial clients from coast to coast.
  • Backyard Design Trends that Bring Beauty, Comfort and Functionality to Your Outdoor Living Space

    caitlink
    12 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    With summer in full swing and daylight lasting into the night, our backyards are the new hot spot for entertaining and family fun. Homeowners are embracing the hottest trends in eco-landscaping and backyard design by creating outdoor spaces with all the luxuries and amenities of indoors. Here are some of the top trends in backyard design to make your outdoor space your favorite summer sanctuary: Sustainable Plants – Today’s homeowners are rethinking their gardens by choosing plants that are tolerant to both hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. It’s a sound choice, both economically…
  • Home Design Trends to Lose in 2015

    caitlink
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Keeping our homes up-to-date and market-friendly means keeping up with the latest design trends and knowing what’s in and what’s out. What was popular a few years ago is being replaced with new design ideas that either reflect the times or revive traditional styles with a modern twist. Here are some of the top design trends to do away with in 2015: Kitchen Desks – What used to be practical furniture for the purpose of paying bills and storing cook books is now being replaced by extra counter space and storage. The days of flipping through cook books has gone by the wayside, as…
  • Fun Accessorizing Ideas to Welcome Summer into Your Home

    caitlink
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Whether you’re having fun in the sun and sand or in your backyard hammock with your favorite book, summer is the season to embrace all things relaxed and casual. Creating a summer-filled atmosphere in your home is easier than you think. If you’re preparing for a festive Fourth of July party, having a family BBQ in the backyard, or planning a staycation this summer, here are nine seasonal ideas to transform your home into a summer space you won’t want to leave. 1. Plant a tower of flowers in patriotic colors and add some flags to mark the day. It’s an easy way to add beauty to your…
  • The Most Useful Kitchen Appliances Infographic

    caitlink
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Picture this: You just had a brand new beautiful countertop installed in your kitchen, but you can’t really show it off because it’s covered from wall to wall in kitchen appliances. What should you keep and what should you toss? Or maybe you are getting married soon or just bought a house and are wondering what kitchen appliances to put on your registry so that you will receive gifts that you will actually use. To help you have a better understanding of which appliances are useful (and which are not), we surveyed over 500 consumers about their monthly usage of 16 different kitchen…
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • Product Spotlight: Industrial, Vintage, & Barn Chandeliers

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

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

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

    Alexandra C.
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:26 pm
    The kitchen is the heart, mind, and even belly of the home. It’s the hub on which all family activity is centered. It’s where you and your husband decided to take that work promotion, where you and your daughter have your late night heart-to-heart conversations, and of course where everyone enjoys those family sit-down as well as on-the-go meals. Because the kitchen is the lifeblood of house, it’s essential for it to be a place of comfort, cleanliness, and enjoyment. If it’s not properly put together, the entire family can feel it. Perhaps you feel…
  • What Are Industrial Lights and How Can I Use Them?

    Alexandra C.
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    For the beginner designer, some interior design catch-phrases, styles, and jargon will just fly right above the head. We know what it’s like to feel a little lost in in a whirlwind of words, images, and ideas. So, we’d like to offer a little help when it comes to the question, “what are industrial lights and how can I use them?” First off, industrial lighting encompasses many of our shades with vintage-industrial inspired designs that were not uncommon during the different period’s of America’s industrial ages. Most of these light fixtures originated in…
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  • “Entry Halls That Say Welcome Home!”

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

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

    Kimberly Edwards
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:12 am
    “Don’t Be Afraid Of A Pink Sofa! It Can Really Anchor Your Space And Add So Much Warmth & Cheerfulness To Your Surroundings! It Works With So Many Colors, Very Much Like A Neutral Shade” “Pink Is The Perfect Delicate Background For So Many Settings! This Ornate Pale Pink Painted Bed Is Heavenly In This Room! The Touches Of Deeper Pink In The Artwork Are Helping To Ground The Space. This Color Palette Of Pink, Turquoise & White Are Blending This Eclectic Mix Of Furnishings” “These Touches Of Pink Are Playing A Huge Role In Making This Space Have A…
  • “Chalk Paint Furniture Creations”

    Kimberly Edwards
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:07 pm
    “Amazing Creation From Mak & Jill At The Abode In San Clemente, CA. Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, This Is Truly Artwork!” “Table In Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue, Refreshing & Modern But Still Rustic. *This Photo Is From hueology.blogspot.com “MaK & Jill at The Abode, In San Clemente CA. Created This Dreamy Piece In Annie Sloan Chalk Paint” “Mak & Jill At The Abode In San Clemente, CA. Created This Piece Of Art Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. They Called It “Old Man’s Bar”, Which Is The Name Of A Local Surf Spot.”…
  • Decorating With “Provence France” Simplicity

    Kimberly Edwards
    22 May 2015 | 3:13 am
    “South Of France Casual Entertaining Is Bringing The Indoors Outside To Your Sunny Porch” “Warm & Inviting With Country French Classic Touches, Definitely The Heart Of This Home” “French Country Decor Is About Mixing The Outdoor Elements With Subtle Textures And Traditional Classics”  [ “Country Chic In Pink With Traditional & Rustic Blended Charmingly!” “Cool & Contemporary Meets Shabby Chic With A French Twist” “Keep It Simple With Added Pops Of Color For Fun!” “Classic Touches Are Mixed With…
 
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    nestopia.com

  • Furniture Fashion by Curtis and Hayes

    Shruti Verma
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    European designer furniture just became more accessible and within the Indian consumer’s reach with the launch of www.curtisandhayes.com. The online store offers the latest collection of high street fashion furniture from Europe and makes a unique endeavor of combining exclusive craftsmanship with comfort and warmth. Halo Rocking Chair Designer furniture usually is attached to a hefty price tag that is based not only on the cost of materials and design fees but also physical overheads of maintaining a brick and mortar store. Recognizing this, Curtis and Hayes chose to launch as an…
  • How to Capture Interior Design in Photographs

    Shruti Verma
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Architects and interior designers in India are judged mostly on the basis of their portfolio. Photographs form the core of an architect or designer’s portfolio and hence photographing the space is as important as designing it. For the perfect architectural and interior photographs you must have the right equipment and a capability to create dramatic, interesting, and dynamic images of spaces. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind to make sure you get the perfect shot.   Control the Light Image courtesy: designshuffle   For architecture and interior shoots, lighting is…
  • Decoding the Architect’s Drawings

    Shruti Verma
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    To build the perfect house, you need to begin with the perfect drawings. Architectural drawings are technical in nature and follow specific conventions of scale and projection. They can be broadly divided into two types: drawings used to indicate the overall interior and exterior appearance of the structure and drawings with precise measurements and construction details. As a client, you would mostly be shown only the first type of drawings while the second are more relevant to the construction team. Some of the drawings an architect will show you include Concept Sketches, Survey Drawings,…
  • Weekend Home Decor DIY Projects for the Monsoons: Rain Chains!

    Shruti Verma
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The gentle sounds of rain drops hitting the ground combined with the sweet smell of wet mud can put a smile on most faces but when that gentle drip drop becomes a gushing torrent flowing down rooftops it can have quite the opposite effect. Rain chains are an aesthetic and functional element to add to your outdoor décor while simultaneously letting water trickle down melodically instead of noisily gushing down. Some say that rain chains or ‘kusari toi’ were originally designed by the Japanese as a simple way to carry rain to the ground in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
  • 7 Alternative Ways to use Wallpaper in Home Décor

    Shruti Verma
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    When an interior designer in Pune wants to draw attention to one wall, wallpaper is often the first thing that comes to mind. Available in a variety of colours, textures and patterns, wallpaper can instantly uplift a space. However, just because it says “wall” on the packaging shouldn’t limit your imagination. Here are 7 other ways you could use wallpaper to enhance your home décor.   Spectacular Ceilings Image Courtesy: wallpedes Most often, our ceilings don’t really draw any attention and are painted a boring white. To give your interior…
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    Interiors by Jacquin

  • Loving the Beaded Chandelier!

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Image via Pottery Barn Images via Houzz 1. Jany Chandelier - So chic! 2. Currey and Company Flamingo Chandelier 3. Bethanne Sconce - Perfect for the color lover! 4. Turquoise Empire Chandelier 5. Cream Beaded Wall Sconce 6. Patti Lou Chandelier 7. Regina Andrew Amethyst Crystal Chandelier 8. Small Wood Beaded Chandelier *Budget option* - Try spray painting
  • Everyone Loves a Ruffle (Cake)!

    25 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    Everyone loves a ruffle, and that includes ruffle cakes! There is just something about a ruffle that makes an event feel like a real reason to celebrate.  This post is in honor of the ruffle today and I'm ending the post with a tutorial on how you can make your own ruffle cake!  So, let's get down to the ruffles... Image via A Blissful Nest
  • DIY Decor for Your Home!

    24 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    Hi, my name is Veronica.  I'm a graphic designer, blogger, and overall artist, and I have a great home decor DIY project for you.  When I first moved into my boyfriend’s house, I wanted to help make his house my home with my own unique decorative touches.  Today I will show you how I managed to do just that with a piece of wood, paint and chalk.  Take a look at this great home decor DIY
  • Artist Spotlight with Contemporary Abstract Artist, Liza Matthews

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Today I've decided to mix-up the Artist Spotlight series with the home tour of an extremely talented artist, Liza Matthews!  Liza is an abstract artist and textile designer based in Baltimore.  I really love Liza's oil paintings, especially her uniquely abstract landscapes and her Chinoiserie style paintings.  It's no wonder that Liza has decorated her home with her own dynamic artwork.   I'm
  • Go Bold with Paint Splatter in Design!

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Image via Eclectic Trends It's all about paint splatter in design on the blog today!  The paint splatter motif's abstract nature makes it a great way to bring an artful touch to your home, which I love of course! When looking to make a bold statement in design, paint splatter home accents really achieve just this.  It's bold, artistic, unexpected and fresh.  A perfect combination!  I've
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  • Summer discount – the offer you can’t afford to miss

    model131
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:41 am
    Summer discount – the offer you can’t afford to miss … Holiday time approaches, the time to relax, take time out to recharge the batteries with nature’s own solar power, romantically share a moonlit evening, or even take in the Seven Wonders of the World. July/August is the time of holiday for many – individual, […]
  • What strikes the right chord with you?

    model131
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    [MEDUSA] What strikes the right chord with you? What for you creates that feel-good factor? What lightens up your life – a piece of music, a warm embrace, a kindly word, a listening ear, a walk in nature, an inspiring painting perhaps, moon-light, a work of art? Have you ever considered that if a frequency […]
  • Croquet anyone? A true all-rounder!

    model131
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    [CROQUET] Croquet anyone? A true all-rounder! Inviting people round for some sporting fun? Tennis, swimming perhaps, crazy golf or even a game of good old fashioned croquet? There are so many benefits to taking time out of busy schedules to spend it with family member and friends in a little gentle, or rumbustious, physical pursuit. […]
  • Wings … let your imagination take flight

    model131
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    [WINGS] What would be possible if you let your imagination take flight? Summer heralds many changes; plants blossoms, the chrysalis emerges into a butterfly and takes wing. We humans take wing too, we fly off (or drive or sail or hike) on holiday. Our imaginations take flight with brighter nights in the northern hemisphere – […]
  • Most people find it hard to be patient? Do you?

    model131
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:56 am
    [GROWER] Most people find it hard to be patient? Do you? To be patient seems even harder nowadays with our hi-speed 24/7 society and seeming need for ‘instant everything’. It doesn’t come easily to most of us and all too often we have to learn to grow and cultivate patience. In today’s world of constant […]
 
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    DudeLiving

  • Barn meets Bar and Becomes the Ultimate Man Cave Backyard Pub

    Ibropalic
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    How to turn a Barn into a Backyard Pub   It’s a common occurrence to buy a new property and have something useless on it. In the case of this Redditor it was an old dilapidated barn in his backyard, which was taking up all the space without offering something good in return. So what did the Reddit user American_Standard decide to do? Well, he picked up his tool belt, dusted off his thinking cap and set to work building one of the coolest backyard bars we have ever seen! So round up your friends and pass around the memo- the next party is at this dude’s house.      …
  • The 12 Most Expensive Watches in the World

    Eric Pangburn
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
      The Most Expensive Watches Ever Made   Watches have become a staple of modern men’s fashion and professionalism. Businessmen and models alike have been seen sporting these fancy pieces of timekeeping. You probably even own one yourself. But have you ever stopped to think what the most expensive watches could be? You’d be surprised to find out that many intricate pieces and valuable jewels jack up the prices to ridiculous amounts that are so outrageous that they make our homes look affordable in comparison. So what are you waiting for? Liquidate those assets, sell that…
  • Truck Transforms into a Man Cave

    Eric Pangburn
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Man Cave Truck – Truck Turns into a House This is truly a wonder of the modern world discovered by Bryce over at livingbiginatinyhouse.com. In a spectacular fashion, the man cave vehicle that resembles an RV. However, two turrets on the back it hint at something more. Once  parked, the truck unfolds into a majestic castle that is simply breathtaking when you realize that it meets all safety requirements and is fully legal to drive on the road.     The man cave truck was designed to combine an indoor outdoor feel to match the family’s active lifestyle. Doors that slide…
  • New York Fashion Week Men’s Edition: Here To Stay

    Eric Pangburn
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
        A look back at New York Men’s Fashion Week 2015 Lanky model after model cruises down the catwalk as the cameras flash and the crowd titters. Where they once used to be gaunt females strutting in flowing dresses and abstract colors, now they are men walking in the clothes of the new generation. So much so, that world famous designer Thom Browne opened the week by saying how important it was to him to be there for the opening. After years of New York Fashion Week only being focused women, designers and models alike have this year decided to try and change the gender focus to…
  • Somebody Invented a “Toaster Knife” and it Actually Works!

    Eric Pangburn
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
      This is the gadget that you never knew you needed. An inventor by the name of Colin Furze, who has his own Youtube channel, has crafted a knife that toasts bread as you slice it. No longer will you need to wait on a toaster! The knife does it all for you. You simply turn it on, cut your bread, and you’re on your way to a quick breakfast.  SKIP TO – Second  49   The inspiration for this invention came from a lightsaber-like knife that toasted bread in 2005’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and while the movie was controversially received to say the…
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  • Stylish Home Office Lighting Set Up Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Since the internet era, working from home become trend and has advantages. Though it has disadvantages like many distraction f actors that reduce the productivity, still many of us choose work from home in customize home office. Each of us try to create the most comfortable and efficient workspace. Good lighting will energize, efficiency and […]
  • Amazing Designs Wooden Bar Carts

    Nanine Clement
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Bar cart is a word for mobile bar. Its and addition of main component of bars to entertain, to be drink station, flexible to be part of dinner and parties and be serving trolley. Actually, bar carts are perfect in any style and could go well in any decoration. Its not a functional addition but […]
  • Trendy Basement Office Design Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    Basement office ideas – Working at home is a bit harder than most people guess. There are more distractions to focus from the family members, television and easy accessible taking nap and other breaks. Kids may be the biggest distractor and for some people who are not easy to focus, turning the basement into workspace […]
  • Small Cabin Furniture Decorating Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Modern shapes, abstract geometry and clean lines become popular and loveable. There is some simplicity and acceptable appealing of those design especially on winter. Those design would look earthy, comfy and original. Decorating a limited space as cabin would need space saving furniture and stylish multipurpose. Here are inspirations from simple throw pillows to edgy […]
  • Stylish Manhattan Coworking Space NYC: The Fueled Collective

    Nanine Clement
    20 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    Fueled, the award winning mobile app development and design agency, is located in the legendary Prince building in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo district. Their headquarters, also known as the Fueled Collective, is a co-working space that houses over 30 startups. The Collective offers a massive, open floor plan with nine conference rooms accessible to […]
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  • 50 Beautiful Kitchen Table Ideas

    Shalini
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:16 pm
    The most precious family times you spend with your folks are probably the meal times around the kitchen tables. For these special times, you of course want to have a comfortable and a cozy seating. Having meals at the dining table are quite the way you can enjoy those little family times. If you have [...] The post 50 Beautiful Kitchen Table Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 45 Cozy Guest Bedroom Ideas

    Shalini
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Home is a place where one takes refuge in from every parody of life. You get a warm, welcoming feeling when you enter your home, and it is always intensified when you return home after a trip out. Well, from your own personal experience you could very well relate to the guests that come over [...] The post 45 Cozy Guest Bedroom Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 51 Incredible Makeup Vanity Table Ideas

    Shalini
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Mornings are the time of day that are most hectic and when you have to get ready for the day, you would want a few peaceful and glorious moments for yourself, which will only ensure a better day. Well, for women, vanity tables can play a great role in that. Putting on your makeup and [...] The post 51 Incredible Makeup Vanity Table Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Awesome DIY Wall Shelves For Your Home

    Shalini
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Often times the appearance of your home depends upon the arrangement and placement of your things. Most of the time people concentrate on the décor of their homes, but forget that arranging stuff you own in a certain manner also matter that much. You may have the most expensive or elegant of the décor items [...] The post 50 Awesome DIY Wall Shelves For Your Home appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Stunning Sunroom Design Ideas

    Shalini
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:15 pm
    With the long winters finally over you would definitely be craving the sun and what better way to invite the sun into your home than through the sunroom. These rooms are generally an extension of the main house, connected by a door. However, you could also have one of your rooms converted into a sunroom [...] The post 50 Stunning Sunroom Design Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
 
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  • A Trip to the Butterfly Farms & How You Can Help

    ProFlowers
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Do you ever wonder how some gardens are not only full of vibrant, beautiful blooms, but also colorful dancing butterflies? We do too—and after seeing … Read MoreThe post A Trip to the Butterfly Farms & How You Can Help appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • The 15 Best Botanical Gardens in New York

    ProFlowers
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    New York is known for a lot of things: tall buildings, gigantic slices of pizza and Derek Jeter, just to name a few. But the … Read MoreThe post The 15 Best Botanical Gardens in New York appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • The 10 Most Romantic Cities in America

    ProFlowers
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    As summer is heating up, perhaps your romantic relationship is too. August is National Romance Month after all, and there’s no better time to love … Read MoreThe post The 10 Most Romantic Cities in America appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • History and Meaning of Orange Roses

    ProFlowers
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Orange roses have emerged as one of the true stand-outs among today's popular rose varieties. The fiery color of an orange rose immediately conjures up passionate thoughts of romance.The post History and Meaning of Orange Roses appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • 10 Plants You Can’t Kill: No Green Thumb Needed

    ProFlowers
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:42 am
    Start looking like a gardening pro with this list of unkillable plants.The post 10 Plants You Can’t Kill: No Green Thumb Needed appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
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  • Be Bold. Be Brass.

    Boogie's Boutique
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Brass metal accents and bold pieces of furniture provides a dramatic visual effect in this duplex apartment located in the historical district of Paris. According to Freshome.com, this extraordinary home is the design creation of Ukrainian designer, Iryna Dzhemesiuk in collaboration with Vitaly Yurov. This space delivers an immense atmosphere of modern luxury and mystique. Some may see the color black in interior design as depressing or gothic, but they way the brass metal details accentuate this dominate and bold interior, just makes for a stunning, dramatic look! What do you think? Would…
  • Portrait Treasures from Another Time

    Boogie's Boutique
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Image Source: Pinterest | Anne Darken As you walk into an estate sale, garage sale or flea market, you see their ancestral eyes following your every move.  For some patrons, they see these vintage portraits as hideous faces staring directly at them as they leisurely survey the vintage goods. When I see these old paintings, I see lovely details and works of art that can become a part of a new story in my home.  I love their powerful appeal and how these stately beauties spread their loveliness into a space. Portraits can add instant warmth and character to your home’s décor.  With…
  • The Bust | A Nod to Classical Style

    Boogie's Boutique
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The bust is a distinctive classic element that can fit into any décor and will help your room achieve the look of timeless home design. Although a small decorative object, busts have the power to hold a room. Busts can add romance and elegance to your home’s décor and can bring interest to an otherwise boring vignette. They are perfect as the center of a beautiful dining table, can lend a dignified air on a side table or on a pedestal; or can be the perfect ornamentation to adorn the top of a bookcase. Every room can look better with a beautiful, striking bust! Image Source:…
  • Live Like a Lyon

    Boogie's Boutique
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Empire is an American television series that centers around a music & entertainment company, Empire Entertainment; and the drama among the family members as they fight for control of the company. Season 1 was a hit with huge ratings and plots filled with some serious drama. Image Source: Marc Hom | Entertainment Weekly The luxury backdrop of the show was fierce and the huge mansion of the fictitious music mogul (Lucious Lyon) is no exception in its display of this exquisite home that was used as part of the show’s set design. This Estate was recently put on the market, so let’s take…
  • The Castle in the Fairy Tale

    Boogie's Boutique
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:18 pm
    I came across this stunning Chateau and was impressed with its flamboyant mix of fine furnishings and impressive decorative art. According to its website, the ‘Chateau de la Goujeonnerie’ overlooks 18 acres of land and was built in 1872 by the architect, Arsene Charier. The site noted that the owners (Les Trois Garcons) acquired the Chateau in 2006 in a derelict state and have since restored it with 21st Century comforts. I find the décor to be quite striking yet classical, although some may describe it as eclectic and whimsical. The Chateau can be rented and would be perfect for the…
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    SofaSofa Blog

  • 7 Things Every Home Should Have

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

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

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
    Are you dreaming of summer? Us too! The Great British weather is, of course, notoriously disappointing, though, which means that it’s imperative we make the most of every last drop of sunshine. Here are some of my favourite ideas on fun ways to spend sunny days. From food to games, and backyard ideas to trips out, these really are essential. What’s more, these ideas don’t have to cost lots of cash, so you won’t end up with an empty wallet. Bring on the summer! 1. Have a picnic Image credit: Michell Zappa There’s something about a picnic hamper that just screams ‘summer’. Head to…
  • 11 Ways to Modernise a Traditional Room

    24 Jun 2015 | 3:06 am
    Feel like updating your lounge or dining room, but just don’t know where to start? If your space is decorated in a traditional style, then overhauling it to meet modern trends may seem like a mammoth task. But all it may take is a few changes to bring your space up to date! Here are a few of my favourite tips for adding a modern look to a traditional room. 1. Use a modern frame with vintage art, or vice versa Image Credit: Sarah Haley When adding a touch of modernity to a traditional room, it’s important that you don’t go overboard if you want to retain the overall traditional feel of…
  • 15 Creative Nightstand Ideas

    19 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    Are you looking for a new bedside table? What would you say if I told you that you may already have everything you need to create an unusual nightstand? (Feature Image by: Caitlin @ The Merry Thought) These fabulous, quirky ideas for nightstands use items that you might not expect, ranging from drums to tree trunks and even stoves. Read on and get inspired – you might just have something already lurking in your shed that can be given a new lease of life!   1. Dining chair Image credit: Kombinat Warszawa A simple dining chair, like this one, will work brilliantly as a nightstand – I…
 
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    Odds & End Tables

  • Humans of City Furniture: Keith Allen

    City Furniture
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:36 am
  • Your Furniture Horoscope

    City Furniture
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    We happen to believe that beautiful homes are in the stars for everyone, so we made a furniture horoscope that pairs the perfect City Furniture piece to your zodiac personality.
  • What’s Your Furniture Style?

    City Furniture
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Ready to take the plunge on a home makeover, but don’t know where to start? Take our furniture style quiz and find out which direction to take your soon-to-be fabulous new look.
  • Win a $1,000 City Furniture Gift Card

    City Furniture
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    We want to know what inspires our City Furniture shoppers.
  • Let Outdoor Style Ring

    City Furniture
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    Fourth of July is just around the corner, but the fireworks have already started with our ode to outdoor furniture.
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    Blog - Tammy Randall Wood, ASID - Interior Design Calabasas | Malibu | Encino

  • Rule the Roost: Raising Chickens in Your Backyard

    Tammy Randall Wood
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    It might seem a curious trend, but trend it has become!  From urban settings to modern, upscale enclaves, more and more of us are embarking on the adventure of raising chickens in our backyards. The backyard flock is an extension of an urban farming movement that has gained popularity nationwide. Raising livestock and crops domestically avoids the energy usage and carbon emissions typically associated with transporting food. This trend towards supporting locally-grown food has become a bona fide movement with its own terminology.The word locavore, defined by Merriam-Webster as “one who…
  • From "La Palais de Poulet" to "Castillo de Pollo"

    Tammy Randall Wood
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    I’m not sure when exactly the bug bit me to want to raise chickens in my backyard, but it’s something I remember wanting to do since I was a child. I suppose something about the sound of clucking chickens and fresh eggs played into a storybook garden fantasy of mine.  Reaching under a hen and pulling out an egg was tantamount to playing with puppies in my little girl head – weird, I know! I grew up on a ranch out in Newhall, California, where a constant stream of directors, actors and stuntmen would visit my Dad (a venerated stuntman/second unit director) when he was in preparation…
  • Mastering the Remodel

    Tammy Randall Wood
    23 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    There is nothing more fun (for many of us) than the pursuit of creating the perfect nest. The longing to come home to a space that reflects our tastes and serves our needs is one of the most fundamental of desires. Most will agree that developing a space which allows us to express ourselves and make life run smoothly is a worthwhile endeavor.  At the same time, our homes are the single largest investment most of us will ever make, so how we approach fixing up and feathering our nests can equate to serious business.If you are a homeowner, then you know that furnishings are the icing on…
  • High Point Furniture Show - Spring 2015

    Tammy Randall Wood
    2 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Here are a few of the highlights from our recent visit:Kelly Wearstler's stunning new collection for EJ Victor.  Stumbled upon during the first day of Spring Market but so far this is my new favorite look.  Elegant, sporty but oh so sophisticated. Yum! Rarified style personified = AERIN Lauder's collection for EJ Victor at their High Point showroom. The new girl in town is dominating! Released in 1956, Charles and Ray Eames made famous their iconic moulded plywood and leather Chair and Ottoman for the Herman Miller furniture company. Today haute hipsters and purists alike can…
  • Balancing Past and Present

    Tammy Randall Wood
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    As we begin to contemplate the furnishings on our latest project, I am drawn back to the pieces that Thom Filicia has designed for Vanguard Furniture. Here's a photo I snapped of his latest collection in High Point. I just love the balance between modern and traditional his pieces strike as well as the unexpected color palettes he uses. Plus, who couldn't fall in love with the buckskin suede that pops up in his scenarios. Pretty wonderful Thom! xo
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    The France & Søn blog

  • Modern Minimalism: Less is More

    Darshana
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:38 pm
    It can be really overwhelming when decorating a space, especially when you have so many ideas going on in your head. The beauty of modern minimalism, is that it truly is an art form. It’s easy to add pieces to a room, but simplifying is a task in itself. Here are some tips to capture the airy, minimalistic style in your space.  White On White All white decor can look kind of sterile, almost like a hospital or doctor’s office, but when done right it creates space and air within an environment. White furniture, like this Tulip Table, is sleek, clean, luxurious looking and fits…
  • I’m In A New York State Of Mind Living In LA

    Dellany Peace
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    As much as I have LOVED possessing a Los Angeles zip code, I do profess to a dirty dark secret: Having previously lived, loved and experienced much success in the Big Apple in my 20s, I moved to the West Coast with pre-conceived ideas of what I was getting into. When I first arrived on the left coast I was so busy arrogantly comparing LA life to New York that I honestly hated it. I had fed into all the age-old stereotypical soundbites, like:  “Los Angeles is fake– NYC is real”; “Leave New York before it makes you too hard– leave LA before it makes you too soft”; “LA,…
  • Vintage Americana In Your Decor

    Darshana
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    Retro Americana style is all about a feeling of warmth, and nostalgia from the ’50s and ’60s, America’s golden age. From boldly illustrated advertisements, gingham and pastels, to sleek futuristic furniture, vintage Americana is a style that is so broad that you can adapt it to your tastes however you please! Stars and stripes are fine and dandy, but polka dots & paisley are just as nice The first things you would think to run towards with Americana style are stars and stripes, but it doesn’t have to be so literal! Incorporating patterns like polka dot, gingham,…
  • The Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015

    Darshana
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending Coney Island’s 33rd Annual Mermaid Parade along the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brookyln! Now, what’s unique about The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is that it isn’t really celebrating any holiday or occasion, but what it does celebrate is a love for Coney Island’s history, art, pageantry, costuming, and charm. We saw mermaids of all varieties, everything nautical to colorful and theatrical, all the way to avant garde and a little weird. It was a wonderfully exciting and accepting environment. The people that attend this parade every…
  • Bring The Beach Into Your Space

    Darshana
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Natural roping, tinted glass, and pastel linens will transform any space into a beach paradise. Looking for some tips on how to make your home look like a coastal bungalow? We’ve got some inspiration for you, as well as hand picked pieces that will be sure to satisfy your inner mer-person! Pick a color scheme and run with it. Navy blues and beige not your thing? Go for simple bright whites, gold or silver accented metallics, and a nice bright pop of color, like a sky blue. Not only will white walls & furniture add air and light to a small space, but it adds a clean sophistication…
 
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    The Diva's Home

  • Do You Make These Decorating Mistakes?

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

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

    mydivabydesign
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    This week my post will be extra short. I am getting ready for my local Market Days in Harlingen on Saturday, July 11. If you know anyone who lives in the Rio Grande Valley send them my way! I would love to meet you in person. Next week I will have pictures of my booth to share with you, for now here are some of the things I will have for sale. Gotta love brass animal figurines! Lots of vintage Aged brass is popular right now for interior decorating Forgive my wonky photography, I was practicing taking pics with my homemade light box. You knew there would be blue and white somewhere…
  • Uncover These 5 Hidden Office Color Secrets That Will Transform Your Business

    mydivabydesign
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    Whether you follow Feng Shui principles or not, color has a way of affecting our senses and emotions like nothing else. It’s one of the reasons that so many people ask for help when choosing color for their home. Why not take the same care when choosing color for the walls of your office? It affects you whether you are at home or at work and if you work from home, even better. You can choose that wall color that best suits you and transform your business with these tips. First, before you even think about painting your walls, you need to clean your office. Get rid of the clutter. File…
  • Four Places To Get Deals On Outdoor Furniture (#4 Might Surprise You)

    mydivabydesign
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:09 pm
    So it’s summer. The kids are home and if you’re like me, so is your husband. (Feeling sorry for me yet?) If you’re looking for a good summer activity, why not clean up and design your outdoor space? Kids are really good helpers and they will be able to tell everyone that visits that they helped. I even take mine on installation days for my design projects. Best workers I’ve ever hired. Once your space is ready, you will need something to sit on and if you don’t already have a set of furniture, here are a few places where you can score good deals: 1. Garage and…
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    Home Designator

  • Studio 9 one 2 / Ajir-Blume Residence

    advesign
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Located in Manhattan Beach, California. This Phillippe-Altamour Residence was designed by Studio 9 one 2. Studio 9 one 2 “The Phillippe-Altamour Residence was designed for a walk street in Manhattan Beach. The lines of the resulting structure form a strong collection of vertical elements which are color accented to resemble a Mondrian piece. The Modern framework helps manage the tight site limitations which are reinterpreted into intersecting rectangular volumes in both a horizontal and vertical orientation. These forms along with L-shapes formations fuse the minimalist lines into a…
  • Yaita and Associates / House for Green, Breeze and Light

    advesign
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Located in Ota City, Tokyo, Japan and completed in 2014. This green, breeze and light house was designed by Yaita and Associates. Yaita and Associates “This residence is in the residential area called Denenchofu which is located about 20 km to the west of the center of Tokyo. This area was developed about 90 years ago, based on the ideas of Eiichi Shibuzawa–to build a garden city on the hill ever blessed with gentle breezes and abundant vegetation. To maintain the philosophy of this environmental formation, rules for the conservation of green, stricter than those of the other…
  • Klopf Architecture / Truly Open Eichler House

    advesign
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    Located in Palo Alto, California and completed in 2014. This mid-century modern house was designed by Klopf Architecture. Klopf Architecture “Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classic Eichler open, indoor-outdoor home. Expanding on the original walls of glass and connection to nature that is common in mid-century modern homes. The completely openable walls allow the homeowners to truly open up the living space of the house, transforming it into an open air pavilion, extending the living area outdoors to the private side yards, and…
  • Ramon Esteve Estudio / Casa Sardinera

    viphoenix
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    Located in Jávea, Alicante, Spain and completed in 2014. This house is 1285 meter square, designed by Ramon Esteve Estudio and has received the energy certification A. Ramon Esteve Estudio “Located in a setting of great beauty and valuable landscape, in front of the Mediterranean Sea, between El Portixol and Cala Blanca, the Sardinera House lays on the top of a hillside, lined by a headland entering the sea on a bay of turquoise waters. The original idea for the design was based on enjoying and enhancing the panoramic views of the setting, by creating a relaxing contemplative…
  • Tom Dixon / Metropolitan Wharf London

    advesign
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    Located in London, United Kingdom and completed in 2014. This  eight luxury penthouse loft was designed by Tom Dixon, using materials sourced from the Tom Dixon manufacturing network. Tom Dixon “Situated in a Victorian wharf building opposite Canary Wharf, the top floor of this large office development has been converted into eight luxury penthouses. Each apartment has a large living space with an open plan kitchen area, plus two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and dressing rooms. The materials palette has been carefully sourced, using the Tom Dixon manufacturing network, in order to…
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    Flat 15

  • My Top 10 Favorite Flower Stands In London

    Gabby
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
      As I am a Philly girl who moved to London six years ago, there have been lots of little gems in this beautiful city that I have come to discover over my time here so far.  One of my favorite elements of this entire city though, has got to be hands down, the incredible flower stands and shops that are in every single neighborhood throughout the city.  The amazing part about these flower shops here in London, is that they are typically simple stands set up outside or near the shop itself.   The selection they have of blooms they have are always on point and perfect no matter what day…
  • The Freshest iPhone Cases Out This Summer

    Gabby
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
      I recently just switched back to the iPhone, and so lately I have been all about accenting my style with pops of color, design and pattern through my cases.  While sometimes I like to keep it simple with my marble case or with plain tones, I am currently all about these fun and crazy cases.  I really love the Orange Juice one on the cover image … they are all  so good for Summer!  Check out 12 of our favorite iPhone cases below!  I am specially after the Camille Walala case (no. 4), you may recognise the colourful artwork from a building that she painted in Shoreditch,…
  • Simple With A Pop of Red

    Gabby
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
      Sometimes by adding just a pop of red, it can turn a rather simple design into one that feels really striking.  I am pretty much in love with this entryway combo of this London home which includes black and white checkerboard tiled floors and that bright red door!  I was feeling a bit matchy – matchy with the exterior design and so I wanted to also show you my monochrome outfit with a pop of red lipstick.  It seems that just adding some striking accents (lips + bag) really transformed my look from a normal everyday style to a much more glam one.  Also, this straw bag is my…
  • Travel Tips: Carry On Essentials

    Gabby
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
      The Summer season is usually the time when we are all traveling for some reason or another.  Whether it be for a wedding, beach getaway or just quick weekend trip, it’s essential to have the contents of your carry on be on point.  Today I am sharing 15 of my travel essential items that I like to include in my carry on when I travel (don’t worry they are all pretty small, so 15 pieces really isn’t that much).  I am especially looking forward to reading the new Mindy Kaling book Why Not Me (because she is the best), and also the Vitamin E Eye Cube is a must for…
  • And The Obsession With Flooring Continues

    Gabby
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
      Over the past year or so it seems that everyone on Instagram (including me) “have this thing with floors“.  Whether it be on social media or in interior design publications, it is clear that while traditional hardwood floors and tiles are still good, adding floors with color, pattern and texture is obviously where it’s at!  Today I am exploring 10 of my favorite vibrant flooring trends and finding inspiration in the bold and beautiful…floors that is.  So if you are on the fence about adding a striking mosaic, this post is definitely for you! BOLD FLOORING…
 
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    Little Piece Of Me

  • Colorful Fun DIY Button projects

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    Check out these 21 cute button projects. Buttons come in all shapes, colors, sizes, and can serve a bigger role than their normal purpose. With little efforts you can make interesting things for home decor or some unique pieces of jewelry. All you need for these diy projects is buttons and creativity. Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit The post Colorful Fun…
  • Painted wicker furniture

    admin
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Wicker furniture is an excellent choice for decorating your balcony or garden. Wicker furniture can be made of natural or synthetic material, available in numerous designs to satisfy any taste. Have you ever thought of using wicker in your interior design? Regardless of the material, natural or synthetic, wicker furniture look interesting and inviting, adding handmade charm to modern interiors and outdoor. Natural wicker furniture is eco friendly and luxurious, offering stylish and attractive decorating ideas for eco homes and creating modern and healthy interiors. Synthetic wicker furniture…
  • DIY: Key decoration

    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Are you of those who have many keys at home? Some of them are used and a lot of them are no longer useful. But what to do with old keys?  In the article below  we’re going to recommend some ideas that we found through various great blogs that will  inspire you and help you recycle your keys into a completely new product or make them more useful or prettier! Image credit Image credit  Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit The post DIY: Key decoration appeared first on Little Piece Of…
  • Stones for decoration – 16 home stones decoration ideas

    admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    You are collected stones on the holiday? Use stones for decoration and to complement the space. You would not believe on how many interesting and creative ways you can use them. Look examples. Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit The post Stones for decoration – 16 home stones decoration ideas appeared first on Little Piece Of Me.
  • 15 Amazing backyard swimming pool designs

    admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    The long, hot summer is already here, and with it enjoy and swimming season. Such relaxation you can afford it in your own home, if you have a garden, and you set swimming pool. There are a number of variants, which depends on the money you have. Here are a few tips: When you decide to build swimming pool in your garden, first of all should be aware of the location. Place should not be exposed to strong winds and under the tree, as the leaves would not fell into the pool. Outdoor pool should be placed as possible close to home with safe passage in the form of paths. The area around the pool…
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    iRetail

  • Interior Design Tips : 5 Easy Ways to Attract Customer for New Retail Store

    Stephen
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    There is a problem that every single retail store experienced when they just opened their store: Attracting the customer to their store. When you are trying to attract customers and get more traffic, the focus is squarely on the appearance, which means your Interior Design and Exterior Design. Like any Hollywood stylist you want to make the most of what you already have to look your best. Arouse Customer’s Curiosity Curiosity is one of the main reason why customers flock to your place. There are many things a shop owner can do for this: Setting a unique and interesting sign in front…
  • Interior Design: Influence Customers Behavior With Music

    kevin
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    GOOD MUSIC MAKES CUSTOMERS WANT TO SHOP LONGER Research has shown that consumers enjoy shop longer and make more purchases when they’re exposed to music played in the interior design of the shop-even they don’t have any buying plans. It plays a big role for the store’s atmosphere, and of course you should match your target customers. If you are selling upscale products, Classical or Jazz suits best, you can choose which genre that suits your store atmosphere according to the products you are selling. Music plays a crucial part here to flow customers mood, in fact every people…
  • Interior Design Tips – Raising Sales Count Using Product Arrangement and Shelving

    Stephen
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:45 pm
    When doing Interior Design for a store, having many products in a shop is unavoidable for a successful business. Unfortunately, with more products, the risk of cluttering will also become bigger. So this is where we use shelving to arrange our products. In addition to saving space and enhance store decor, arranging our products in the shelving will also make the products we sell look nicer and more organized, thus raising the chance of people buying our products. Different product need different type of shelving in order to maximize their appearance. This is why so many types of shelves…
  • Interior Design : Easy Way to Create a Unique Display for Your Store

    Stephen
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:31 pm
    It’s already an open secret that everyone will be more attracted to something unique and interesting rather than something they already see everyday. So why not following this trend and make your store design unique? Making a store look interesting is not hard, you only need to focus on one thing: Interior Design of your shop. In this article, we will give you some pointers and examples that can help you to create your own unique design for your store:   Find Some Inspirations to Form Your Own Theme Have you ever been in a shop that really turned you off because the displays were…
  • Visual Merchandising: Create Effective Product Display for Any Type of Store

    Stephen
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Interior Design is used to attract customer to your store and make them stay around. After that, the problem changed to how we can persuade customer to buy our product. There are 3 key points to make people buy your products. Choosing the right merchandise, give appropriate price and display your goods correctly. These 3 points cannot be separated, because if one of them is missing, then the chance for customers to buy your products drops significantly. Among those 3, shop owners usually spare the least efforts for the third point, displaying the products. This is sad, because this is a very…
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    FurnishMyWay

  • Make Your Space All You with Typography Interior Design

    Alexa Mendoza
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    Not sure what your home design is trying to say? Why not spell it out with some typography interior design! Check out these living spaces - you'll love 'em! I’m the kind of girl who likes to be clear and to the point. When I want to communicate a message, I like to be as direct as possible. Despite the fact that I like being concise about most everything, part of me loves artistic expression, even if the meaning of that artistic expression is somewhat ambiguous. One of my favorite forms of artistic expression is typography! Why you ask? I love it because typography satisfies my lust for art…
  • Office Space: Decor in the Workplace

    Hailey Lutich
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    From your cubicle, corner office, or perhaps even your couch—the work environment deserves to be just as exciting as you! Take some notes on the best (and easy) ways to add decor in the workplace! Work. To some, it is a friend and to some a foe. Being in the latter category must be miserable; luckily, I really enjoy my job! Because much of our day is spent at the ol’ nine-to-fiver, I have determined to make you like where you spend your days! Take that as lightly as possible because I’m no superhero, but I am willing to share with you ways in which you can achieve happiness in the…
  • Long Distance Gifts for the Near at Heart

    Alexa Mendoza
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    Sometimes in life, loved ones have to move away. No matter how far, be sure to show your loved ones you care with these long distance gifts. Hey, friends! Life’s an adventure, isn’t it? I know that’s kind of a cliché way to start a blog post, but it’s true! I’ve realized through my life and growing up (I know I’m still learning and even when I’m a grandma, I’ll still be learning) that life always comes with unexpected, but valuable lessons. One of the many life lessons I’ve learned is the importance of making and maintaining good solid relationships. As someone who has a…
  • Bite Sized Appetizers that Make a Big Impression

    Hailey Lutich
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    Forget the caterer! Bring these bite sized appetizer ideas to life for the next event on your calendar! Go big or go home? Sure, in most cases. In the case of appetizers, I’ll say this: go big then go home! The thing about snacks like these is that for dinner parties, brunches, or special occasions they are normally always at the top of the checklist. You plan, and plan, and plan and often seem to get so wrapped up in it all that you might forget that there is likely a bigger meal to follow. Leave your guests more room to enjoy the main course while they ooh and aah over the presentation of…
  • Going Gatsby: Gasp-worthy 1920s Home Decor

    Alexa Mendoza
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    The roaring twenties had lots going for it both in home decor & fashion. Check out these modern day translations of 1920s home decor. When I think of the roaring twenties, I think of luxurious parties, high fashion, and ultra-glam interior decor! Seriously though friends wouldn’t it be just a dream to live in a home like the one featured in The Great Gatsby? I think it would! There are tons of home decorating tips that we can gather from the 1920s. Care to explore the 20s with me? Via Destination Living For starters, let’s check out this ultra-glam living room. I love it! The…
 
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  • Hack Those Expensive Outdoor Looks

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

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

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

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

    Christy Johnson
    8 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    Using a designer to get your look seems conventional instead of “unconventional,” but not when you can get it delivered to your door in our red box. Walker Edison has teamed up with Angelo Surmelis to bring you style to live outside the box.angelo:Home is all about “giving you good stuff not only that you want, but also can actually afford," says Angelo. “The angelo:Home collection of stylish and affordable furniture is committed to quality, value and ease. From the handcrafted details to the no-fuss assembly, to the high-end looks at amazingly affordable prices, angelo:Home has been…
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  • Furniture Fashion by Curtis and Hayes

    Shruti Verma
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    European designer furniture just became more accessible and within the Indian consumer’s reach with the launch of www.curtisandhayes.com. The online store offers the latest collection of high street fashion furniture from Europe and makes a unique endeavor of combining exclusive craftsmanship with comfort and warmth. Halo Rocking Chair Designer furniture usually is attached to a hefty price tag that is based not only on the cost of materials and design fees but also physical overheads of maintaining a brick and mortar store. Recognizing this, Curtis and Hayes chose to launch as an…
  • How to Capture Interior Design in Photographs

    Shruti Verma
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Architects and interior designers in India are judged mostly on the basis of their portfolio. Photographs form the core of an architect or designer’s portfolio and hence photographing the space is as important as designing it. For the perfect architectural and interior photographs you must have the right equipment and a capability to create dramatic, interesting, and dynamic images of spaces. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind to make sure you get the perfect shot.   Control the Light Image courtesy: designshuffle   For architecture and interior shoots, lighting is…
  • Decoding the Architect’s Drawings

    Shruti Verma
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    To build the perfect house, you need to begin with the perfect drawings. Architectural drawings are technical in nature and follow specific conventions of scale and projection. They can be broadly divided into two types: drawings used to indicate the overall interior and exterior appearance of the structure and drawings with precise measurements and construction details. As a client, you would mostly be shown only the first type of drawings while the second are more relevant to the construction team. Some of the drawings an architect will show you include Concept Sketches, Survey Drawings,…
  • Weekend Home Decor DIY Projects for the Monsoons: Rain Chains!

    Shruti Verma
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The gentle sounds of rain drops hitting the ground combined with the sweet smell of wet mud can put a smile on most faces but when that gentle drip drop becomes a gushing torrent flowing down rooftops it can have quite the opposite effect. Rain chains are an aesthetic and functional element to add to your outdoor décor while simultaneously letting water trickle down melodically instead of noisily gushing down. Some say that rain chains or ‘kusari toi’ were originally designed by the Japanese as a simple way to carry rain to the ground in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
  • 7 Alternative Ways to use Wallpaper in Home Décor

    Shruti Verma
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    When an interior designer in Pune wants to draw attention to one wall, wallpaper is often the first thing that comes to mind. Available in a variety of colours, textures and patterns, wallpaper can instantly uplift a space. However, just because it says “wall” on the packaging shouldn’t limit your imagination. Here are 7 other ways you could use wallpaper to enhance your home décor.   Spectacular Ceilings Image Courtesy: wallpedes Most often, our ceilings don’t really draw any attention and are painted a boring white. To give your interior…
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  • 5 Inspirational Outdoor Kitchens

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    27 Jul 2015 | 3:50 am
    Nothing marks the start of backyard season quite like a cookout!   Cooking outside is one of the best things in summer time, when the smell of the wonderful dish in your oven spread around all area. This is the reason why outdoor kitchen design is important.   RELATED HISTORY: TOP SUMMER HOUSE KITCHEN DESIGNS   From classic built-in grills to fantasy islands jam-packed with must-have amenities, the sky is the limit for planning the interior decorating ideas for your outdoor kitchen. Take a look!   Cozy outdoor kitchen decor enhanced with elegant metal details. Marvelous…
  • Colorful Velvet Sofas For a Summery Interiors

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    24 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    Let’s talk about summery interiors!   One of my favorite summery interiors’ details are velvet sofas. It is the furniture without which the living room cannot exist.   Combination of various colors velvet sofas could bring positive image of your room, which is so important in summer time.   RELATED HISTORY: ACCENT CHAIRS FOR EVERY STYLE AND EVERY ROOM   There are various sets of velvet sofas, but I would like to represent you the ones that will bring the fresh summer breeze into your living room set. Take a look!  Combination of purple and blue velvet sofas…
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Not Neglect Entrance Halls & Foyers

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    24 Jul 2015 | 2:02 am
    For someone that trully loves home decor accessries and home furniture, home inspiration ideas has the best interior decorating ideas for you entrance hall foyer. Interior design takes a completely different with a well designed and decorated entrance halls foyers. Home decor accessories should and must be well chosen in order to take the most advantage from your rooms. Conclusion: you should not neglect this amazing area. And why not? Well, lets find out.   RELATED HISTORY: THE BEST LIGHTING IDEAS FOR OUTDOOR SPACE 1 . Cozy Entrance The entrance hall is the first place that a guest…
  • Summer Prints For Fresh Bedroom Designs

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    23 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Colorful, fresh, playful, active, breezy, free, happy, relaxing and sunny- are the adjectives, which represent summer and summer home décor the best. Probably, one of the best interior design idea for bedroom in summer is to color the bedroom in all these adjectives.   The best measure to implement it is to use summer prints in your bedroom design. You can use patterns in different places of bedroom designs: wallpapers, bed linen, curtains and rugs. Home Inspiration Ideas selected the best bedroom designs that have a summer vibe and can help you change the room design of your…
  • Exotic Tiles for A Beautiful Bathroom

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    22 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    What comes to your mind first when you think about  the word exotic?   When I think about something exotic I start to feel Brasilan samba beat, Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, African singers or nature of deep Siberia’s taigas.   It would be a amazing to visit all that places, gain cultural knowledge, taste the food and see the architecture, but if it is impossible now, let’s take a bit of exotic places to our home, creating exotic interior design.   RELATED HISTORY: THE MOST EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER BATHUBS   Let’s talk about exotic tiles for a beautiful bathroom…
 
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