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  • 15 Inspiring Kitchen Transformations

    Maxwell Tielman
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite as satisfying as witnessing a real, good kitchen renovation. Whether it’s on a cheesy daytime home and garden show or an in-person tour at a friend’s house, a brand-spankin’-new kitchen has the ability to give me chills and send my heart beating in envy. Self-closing drawers, you say? Ohhhh. Custom cabinetry? Shut up right now. Marble countertops? Let me just run my hands across them—that’s not creepy, right? If a fancy-shmancy new kitchen does it for you like it does for me, you’re quite in…
  • Tempted to Try Wallpaper? 10 Tips for Finding the Right Pattern (12 photos)

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It can add texture, color, pattern or a painterly scene — even more so than paint, wallpaper can change the entire look of a room. But given the cost and the need for professional installation (a must), wallpaper can seem like a risky commitment. If you’ve been wanting to add wallpaper to your space...
  • Refraction: Surface Trend

    Ali Morris
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Refracted patterns made up of intersecting geometric shapes adorn this year’s most dazzling upholstery designs. Named after the camouflage painting technique that inspired its complex pattern of intersecting lines, Razzle Dazzle is a stretchy fabric designed by Belgian designer Sylvain Willenz for new Dutch fabric brand Febrik. The design is available in three variations: two-tone contrast, mélange and plain colour each of which imbues a distinctive effect. Launched earlier this year, Form + Structure is a collection of architecturally-inspired fabric designs by Suzanne Tick…
  • White Texture: Bathroom Trend

    Ali Morris
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Embossed textures, cut outs and white on white patterns bring subtle decoration to these understated washbasins and tubs. Konstantin Grcic worked with Swiss bathroom brand Laufen to produce a series of washbasins made from Laufen’s revolutionary ‘SaphirKeramik’ material. Composed of geometric shapes, patterns and textures of varying sizes, the designs feature decorative but functional details such as textured drainage surfaces for placing soap and bathroom products. Comprising two gently textured egg-shaped tubs and a curved basin, the architecturally designed…
  • New York Eats

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    Trudy Crane
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    While we were in New York this week we went to some of the most interesting and delicious restaurants so I thought I would share. As I said yesterday...and well, many times favourite store is ABC Carpet and Home so naturally I love to eat at the two restaurants in the ABC store location. On Friday night we went to ABC Cocina, which is Tapas style and was it ever good! It is such a pretty restaurant and amazing food. Love the mix of lamps thoughout the restaurant. On Tuesday night we ate at the second ABC resto called ABC Kitchen. Both of the places use the most wonderful handmade…
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  • Refraction: Surface Trend

    Ali Morris
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Refracted patterns made up of intersecting geometric shapes adorn this year’s most dazzling upholstery designs. Named after the camouflage painting technique that inspired its complex pattern of intersecting lines, Razzle Dazzle is a stretchy fabric designed by Belgian designer Sylvain Willenz for new Dutch fabric brand Febrik. The design is available in three variations: two-tone contrast, mélange and plain colour each of which imbues a distinctive effect. Launched earlier this year, Form + Structure is a collection of architecturally-inspired fabric designs by Suzanne Tick…
  • Snowscape cabinet by Tamaki Design Studio

    Ali Morris
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Spotted at the Salone Satellite in Milan earlier this year, the Snowscape cabinet by Tamaki Design features sliding doors that overlap to create intricate snowflake patterns as they open. When the sliding doors of the Snowscape cabinet are opened they overlap to create a decorative snowflake patterns. Two sliding mesh screens made up of hexagon-shaped holes form the doors of Tamaki Design’s Snowscape cabinet. When opened, the panels overlap to create an intricate snowflake patterns. Behind the mesh doors, a series of shelves provide ample storage space. For more information…
  • Christophe Delcourt Collection for Avenue Road

    Joseph Starr
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Manufacturer Avenue Road recently introduced a new seating and table collection designed by French designer Christophe Delcourt. Comprised of a long table, two couches, and two different easy chairs, the collection demonstrates Delcourt’s aesthetic versatility. Classic Materials and Organic Forms Perhaps most known for his use of raw materials—especially wood and metal—Delcourt maps out some novel aesthetic terrain in the Avenue Road collection. While the AMA Table highlights the unadorned beauty of natural oak, the DJE Chairs and IAN Bench demonstrate experimentalism and…
  • Chair #03 by Afteroom

    Ali Morris
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Swedish design studio Afteroom have created a simple, stackable outdoor chair made of square steel wire. Afteroom Chair #03 is a stackable outdoor chair made from steel wire. Called ‘Afteroom Chair #03’ the linear design is inspired by the structure of a classic Windsor Chair. The designers explain, “By replacing the material and and changing the proportion, the chair becomes something familiar, yet different.” The Afteroom Chair #03 is available in six colors including black, white, navy, salmon, pink, wine and sky. For more information contact…
  • White Texture: Bathroom Trend

    Ali Morris
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Embossed textures, cut outs and white on white patterns bring subtle decoration to these understated washbasins and tubs. Konstantin Grcic worked with Swiss bathroom brand Laufen to produce a series of washbasins made from Laufen’s revolutionary ‘SaphirKeramik’ material. Composed of geometric shapes, patterns and textures of varying sizes, the designs feature decorative but functional details such as textured drainage surfaces for placing soap and bathroom products. Comprising two gently textured egg-shaped tubs and a curved basin, the architecturally designed…
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  • 15 Inspiring Kitchen Transformations

    Maxwell Tielman
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite as satisfying as witnessing a real, good kitchen renovation. Whether it’s on a cheesy daytime home and garden show or an in-person tour at a friend’s house, a brand-spankin’-new kitchen has the ability to give me chills and send my heart beating in envy. Self-closing drawers, you say? Ohhhh. Custom cabinetry? Shut up right now. Marble countertops? Let me just run my hands across them—that’s not creepy, right? If a fancy-shmancy new kitchen does it for you like it does for me, you’re quite in…
  • 23 Brilliant Ideas & Projects For Your Home Office

    Maxwell Tielman
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but even though my school days are long over, the onset of September still gets the butterflies in my stomach going and I suddenly feel the urge to buy pencils, notebooks and fresh new planners. This yearly stirring presents a great opportunity to turn over a new leaf at home, too—a second January, if you will. September usually finds me clearing out desk drawers, reorganizing my filing cabinets, and sprucing up my at-home workspace. If you get in a similar mode when the fall mood sets in, we’ve got some snazzy, handy-dandy tips, ideas and projects to get…
  • Radio Hits: Your 10 Favorite Episodes of After the Jump

    Grace Bonney
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every year the radio station from which my radio show, After the Jump, is broadcast takes a two-week break to gear up for fall programming. This year I’m using my radio break to think BIG about the show and try to reimagine the format to include new and exciting features, more interview clips with people from across the globe and more resources to help people get inspired and stay motivated with their creative businesses. One of the ways I try to learn what people want more of is to take a look at what’s worked in the past and what hasn’t. While I was digging into my stats…
  • 10 Inexpensive DIYs for Summer Break

    Grace Bonney
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I get really frustrated when I find a great DIY project that I want to try, but discover that it comes with an incredibly high price point. For me, DIY is all about using what you have around the house and finding clever ways to turn inexpensive materials into something that looks fantastic. So if you’ve got some extra time on your hands this summer, these 10 projects will show you how to take things you have around you at home (like old sheets, towels and even fallen branches) and use them to create home decor that’s as beautiful as it is functional. No complicated instructions…
  • What’s in Your Toolbox: Our Favorites

    Amy Azzarito
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Peeking into the these toolboxes is a bit like looking in the host’s medicine cabinet where you’re at a dinner party. (Not that I would know.) But it is quite revealing and it’s fun to see what people consider to be their must-have items. There might even be something that makes its way onto your own wish list. (Click through the name to see more of the studio spaces for each of the artists).  -Amy *If you want to see more of our What’s in Your Toolbox column, click here. Image above: Cynthia Warren’s toolbox for her work in hand-lettering, calligraphy and…
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  • Overnight Guests Coming? How to Be a Great Host (12 photos)

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you have ever had a bad experience as a weekend guest, you know just how awful it can be. Dog hair in the sheets, bare windows, nothing for dinner, missed rides at the airport — I have experienced all of these and more ... thankfully not at the same time. When you have friends or relatives...
  • Light Dances Through a Renovated Row House (11 photos)

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    This row house in Bloomsbury, London, had plenty of character when the current homeowner bought it in 2012, but it needed an update to maximize space and the distribution of light. For instance, the entrance to the property opened directly into the living room from the street, and the location of the...
  • Tempted to Try Wallpaper? 10 Tips for Finding the Right Pattern (12 photos)

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It can add texture, color, pattern or a painterly scene — even more so than paint, wallpaper can change the entire look of a room. But given the cost and the need for professional installation (a must), wallpaper can seem like a risky commitment. If you’ve been wanting to add wallpaper to your space...
  • Houzz Tour: Stunning Curved Architecture Rises Among the Trees (22 photos)

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    These homeowners are building the dream house of a lifetime, which takes time, patience and flexibility. Not just on their part, but on the part of their architect as well. It’s so fitting that they found architect Robert Oshatz, who rolls with his clients’ needs, letting the house evolve as they...
  • 5 DIY Decorating Projects Perfect for the Holiday Weekend (10 photos)

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    There’s nothing like a long weekend to get a few of those to-do-list items checked off. Once you’ve done the weekly chores and caught up with friends and family, there’s often little time left for rest and relaxation during a two-day weekend. There might be time to squeeze in a quick project here...
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  • My Work Studio Redux: Update 01

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    I’m so happy that it’s nearly the weekend because we’ll be visiting the Lüneburger Heide (or heath in English) with the baby. I love it there this time of year, imagine acres and acres of nothing but gorgeously wild heather growing thick all around you with the very rare, local Heidschnucke sheep native to Northern Germany casually grazing here and there. I’m hoping that, like our last visit in 2013 when I was 5 months pregnant, that this year the same big puffy white clouds will hang from bright blue skies in slightly crisp Autumn air. I vowed to return with the…
  • Textiles From The Amsterdam Studio of Mae Engelgeer

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I really like the work of Mae Engelgeer who is a Dutch textile designer located in Amsterdam. Her blankets, weavings, placemats and tablecloths are just lovely. See what you think… Her bio is too lovely to chop up so I think I’ll share it with you in part, “One thing immediately stands out in Mae’s approach to design: she isn’t afraid to show color. Her approach to design and her working method is really instinctive, sensory and natural. Her work can be described as fresh, modern and eye-catching. For her it is really about the ‘feel’ of a fabric and she tries to…
  • Botanical Prints By Pernille Folcarelli

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    I came across some lovely things today when Agata, who is also the blog author of Passion Shake, stopped by to share her favorite new sideboard with me since she knows I’m on the prowl for one. Anyway, I clicked on her link and ended up on her blog and found lots of nice things like these prints by Danish artist Pernille Folcarelli. But first, how are you today? I was out and about with baby Aidan shopping and saw lots of my friends walking around – every few minutes as we strolled, we’d bump into more friends out with their babies. It was the sweetest thing. Aidan attracts…
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    Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

  • Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

    Mike Chino
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    It’s that time of year again – school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we’re offering you a chance to win a brand new PUBLIC Bike or a Voltaic solar backpack! We’re looking for smart ideas that will lower your environmental footprint for the coming academic year, and our grand prize winner will receive their choice of a PUBLIC C1 or PUBLIC V1 bike decked out with a rear rack, a metal basket, and a brass bell (worth a total of $574!), and three…
  • Terrifying UN Report Warns Climate Change is Becoming Irreversible

    Taz Loomans
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released an alarming new report that shows unchecked greenhouse gas emissions are leading to inevitable and irreversible climate change. The report warns that higher seas, devastating heat waves, torrential rain and other climate extremes are likely to intensify unless greenhouse gases are brought under control. And furthermore, the report warns that the world is nearing the temperature at which the loss of the vast Greenland ice sheet is inevitable. Read the rest of Terrifying UN Report Warns Climate Change is Becoming Irreversible…
  • Claude Ponti’s Sleepy Chick Topiary is Possibly the Cutest Thing Ever Created

    Nicole Jewell
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    In what may be the most adorable exhibit in the history of art, Claude Ponti‘s Sleeping Bird Topiary can be seen by those lucky people living in or visiting Nantes, France. Located in the city’s botanical garden, Jardin des Plantes, the French artist’s exhibition features one very adorable gigantic baby bird quietly napping on the lawn. Read the rest of Claude Ponti’s Sleepy Chick Topiary is Possibly the Cutest Thing Ever Created Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Claude Ponti, france, jardin des plantes, nantes, plant sculptures, Poussin endormi,…
  • Iceland’s Magnificent Modernist Churches

    Jill Fehrenbacher
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Read the rest of Iceland’s Magnificent Modernist Churches Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Architecture, cathedral, cathedrals, church, churches, Hallgrimskirk, Hallgrimskirkja, Iceland, Iceland churches, Icelandic Church, modern church, modernist architecture, modernist church, Reykjavik
  • Happy 29th Birthday to the World’s Oldest Wombat!

    Beverley Mitchell
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The world’s oldest living and most probably fattest Australian Common Wombat has just celebrated his 29th birthday. Patrick the Wombat has lived at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria since 1986, and has won over a legion of fans in that time. He enjoys being carted around the Park in a wheelbarrow, giving visitors the chance to see one of these adorable marsupials up close and personal, as they can be quite elusive critters in the wild. After celebrating his milestone on 24 August, will Patrick take out the title of the oldest wombat ever in five years’ time? Read the rest of…
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  • Hauntingly Beautiful Estate Near Santa Barbara Reviving a Sense Of Awe

    Ada Teicu
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    This impressive Santa Barbara luxury home occupies a four acre piece of land in a gated community between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains south of Los Angeles. Located in the vicinity of Santa Barbara, the home in the Cima del Mundo (“Top of the World”) community was imagined serving as dream home for anyone who appreciates both exclusive design and inspiring surroundings. Gathering ocean, mountain and harbor panoramic views from both indoors and spacious outdoor terrace, the luxurious home in Santa Barbara boasts six bedrooms, six bathrooms, media room, a…
  • Perforated Brick Entrance Screen Defining Fairbairn Road House in Australia

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Taking on the challenges of a narrow site, Inglis Architects designed and developed Fairbairn Road House in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The project showcases a simple architectural language of masonry, timber and stone, with emphasis on the front facade: “The house presents itself to the public and does not seek refuge behind a fence. It was our ambition that the house engaged with its environment and the individual. A key strategy employed to do this involved layering up the front elevation to the street to create depth as opposed to a flat facade,” explained the…
  • Exquisite South Carolina House Evoking A Traditional Coastal Style

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    The architects behind the Southern Living Idea House at Palmetto Bluff drew their inspiration for the home’s design from Palmetto Bluff’s low country surroundings. The home, designed by Pursley Dixon Architects as a haven for guests to entertain and unwind, is situated amid the state’s iconic palms and freshwater creeks. One of the home’s most exquisite elements is a large porch – a Southern staple – where visitors can relax, converse and enjoy the idyllic views of the May River. The two-story South Carolina house features a tin roof and is constructed out of brick, board and…
  • Ben Young’s Handcrafted Glass Sculpture Inspired by Ocean Waves

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand and currently living in Sydney, Australia, Ben Young is a self-taught artist. From surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and building boats, Ben spends time indulging in bohemian activities. But today we would like to direct your attention towards his fascinating glass sculptures inspired by waves, a special project he has been perfecting for almost a decade. Each of his works depicts a special “scene”, where glass takes center stage. The beholder is given a chance to visualize every piece as a whole, then enjoy the effect of different…
  • Contemporary Holiday Villa in Koh Samui Offering Spectacular Coastal Views of Thailand

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    With a dramatic cliffside location overlooking Koh Samui’s port town of Nathon, Lime Samui Villa 4 offers guests spectacular coastal views of Thailand. The interiors of the property frame the striking limestone peaks of the National Marine Park and the legendary Five Islands, setting the stage for spectacular crimson sunsets. The spacious, multifunctional living area slides open directly onto the wide decks and infinity edge pool, which reflects the calm and beauty of the lush surrounding landscape. A modern tropical ambiance was staged by Bali Based GFAB Architects: “The striking…
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  • 10 Scenic Horizontal Homes

    Robert Gordon-Fogelson
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    10 Scenic Horizontal HomesIn an increasingly urbanized society, vertical building has become the MO, but if you have the space, consider building outwards instead. These low-slung structures are easy on the knees and on the eyes. In 1952, a trio of modernist masterminds collaborated on a low-slung home in Columbus, Indiana, for the late industrialist J. Irwin Miller. Eero Saarinen designed the building, Alexander Girard coordinated the interiors, and Dan Kiley handled the landscape architecture. Open to the public since May 2011, the space is now owned and cared for by the Indianapolis Museum…
  • Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers

    Marianne Colahan
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef AlbersBauhaus member and modernist pioneer Josef Albers was best known as an influential color theorist, writer, teacher, and painter. But the artist took his exploration of color into furniture design, creating pieces that married the Bauhaus ideals of elemental form, intersecting planes, clean geometry, lightness, and darkness, with thoughtful experimentation with color. These four furniture pieces, all of which were preserved before the onset of World War II, have been expertly reproduced and are available at the Dwell Store. A modern reproduction of…
  • Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home Published as:  The Art of Compromise Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition. Andrew Weinstein stands in the living room of his Long Island abode designed by Bates Masi + Architects. The architects toggled wall panels and panes of custom-cut window glass on the front of the house that let in light while leaving room for large-format artwork like Adam Parker Smith’s American Totem. Judging by their art collection, Andrew and Amy Weinstein appear to be unabashed…
  • In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design Published as:  Pedersen + Lennard Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, a pair of Cape Town–based surfers help stoke, and satisfy, a demand for South African design. Pedersen + Lennard’s Field Office coffee shops, including one at the Woodstock Exchange in Cape Town, were conceived as hangout spots that would double as showrooms for the duo’s furniture. Luke Pedersen and James Lennard share an easy rapport that betrays a close friendship forged on countless surfing excursions to Noordhoek,…
  • Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center

    Diana Budds
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center Published as:  Metal of Achievement Heralded as the “Versailles of Industry” when it opened in 1956, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, remains symbolic of cutting-edge design. The Styling dome on the campus of General Motors’ Technical Center is 188 feet wide and 65 feet tall. At just three-eighths of an inch thick, the structure’s aluminum skin is proportionately thinner than an eggshell. Designed by architect Eero Saarinen and landscape architect Thomas Church, the 320-acre General Motors Technical Center…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Magno Tube Lamp

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    With some magnet trickery, you can change the angle of this copper-colored Magno Tube Lamp to suit your needs. Such flexibility is possible thanks to the separate parts of concrete base, tube, and cord. Let the light hang, pull the cord taut, whichever way you change it up it’ll be more versatile than any regular ol’ table lamp. Neat! Designed by Doreen Westphal. Handmade in The Netherlands. Height: 65 cm Power: 220 Volts Plug: “Europlug” Type C
  • Beer Freeze

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Let’s get this straight: this mug will keep your beer cold without diluting it. Huh? What?? No more warm beers? That’s right, this BPA-free plastic Beer Freeze mug has a built-in proprietary cooling gel that will keep your beverage ice cold. Keep it in the freezer until you’re ready, then pour your drink in. A rubber grip will keep your hand comfortable. There’s no info yet as to just how long this mug will keep its temperature, but chances are that it’s long enough to enjoy your favorite beverage (if you’re not a beer drinker, just think of smoothies or…
  • Please Call Key

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Have you ever lost your keys? Or found someone else’s? This Please Call Key by Noah Lambert will give any finder your mobile or office number so they can call and let you know your keys have been found. Engraved to a depth of .005″, the number will be legible for years, so make sure it’s one you’ll keep. Once you and your keys are reconnected, be sure to thank whoever found them profusely, as they just made your life a little easier. Natural tumbled finish will darken with use. Dimensions: 2.3″ x 0.95″ x .090″ Proudly made in USA. Free shipping on all…
  • Toby Bag Small

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    Would you like to see a cool box bag that you can use horizontally or vertically? Okay, here you go. It’s the Toby Bag, and you’re seeing the small size (there’s also a large). An all-around zipper makes things fun; open it completely as a work surface (or placemat, as Otaat suggests) if you so desire. Italian Cowhide leather exterior, chocolate British waxed cotton lining, contrast two-way RIRI zippers. 16.5″ X 11″ X 5″, $585.00
  • Eames® Molded Plastic Chairs

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    I know, I know, you don’t need any temptation to buy new furniture, especially as you’re in back-to-school mode. Even if you don’t go to school, or don’t have kids in school, it’s still the end of summer, and that means your nose should be back to the grindstone. That said, there are some new colors for the Eames® Molded Plastic Chairs, and after clicking on a few combinations, it seems awfully tempting to inject some color into a dining area by buying just a couple of new chairs. Two new armchairs, perhaps? Or four new DSWs? Aqua Sky, Blue Ice, Kelly Green,…
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  • Wearable Chair Isn’t a Chair Until You Need to Sit Down

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Chairless Chair from Swiss company noonee is a hard-working exoskeleton-type accessory that relieves the physical pressure of a workday spent mostly standing up. Standing for eight or nine hours a day can do major damage to your muscles, bones, and nerves, but having a stool to sit on isn't practical in a lot of work situations. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Sit Down & Strap In: Portable Seat-Free ‘Folding Chair’ Idea StorkStand May Be the Simplest Standing Desk Ever Designed Magic Ring: Wearable Device Lets You Control…
  • Genius Knife Softens the Butter to Prevent Ripped Bread

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Simply put, butter is amazing. It's the star of so many dishes, but simple bread and butter is a timeless treat. The problem is that, if you're using butter fresh from the fridge, you're likely to end up with a ripped-up piece of bread, a wasted pat of butter, and a rumbly tummy still hankering for a hunk of bread and butter. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Hidden Handle: Kitchen Knife Grip Opens Secret Bread Box Kitchen Grater Lets You Use Butter Right From the Fridge Edible Tower: Make Your Own Bread Bowls for Picnics Wild Ones: Gentler Pocket…
  • Tents Turn Into Trash Bags for Easy Post-Festival Clean-Up

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Camping at music festivals is a time-honored tradition around the world; sleeping at the festival is almost as important as watching and hearing the music itself. You meet some amazing people and have some unforgettable experiences this way, but any time a bunch of people get together and occupy a field there's bound to be massive amounts of garbage. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Reuse Plastic Bags with Creative Trash Can Design Simple Table Modification Can Keep Bags Safe + Clean Color-Coded & Purpose-Specific Bags for Savvy Travelers…
  • Styl(f)ish: Ultra-Luxe Kitchen Island is a Gigantic Aquarium

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dutch designer Robert Kolenik's functional aquarium 'Ocean' is a delightfully decadent way to turn an ordinary kitchen in to a luxurious lounge. The enormous aquarium/kitchen island is topped with an L-shaped Corian countertop that raises (presumably for fish care and aquarium maintenance) with the touch of a button. 'Ocean' is a limited edition, made-to-order work of art. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: All-in-One Modern Kitchen Eco-Island & Worktop Station Shower with Fishies: Built-In Tropical Bathroom Aquarium Private Island: Ultra-Modern…
  • Cast Aluminum and Wood Fuse Into Extraordinary Furniture

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It seems that creative designers are always finding new ways to join materials in beautiful combinations. Designer Hilla Shamia combines natural wood pieces with cast aluminum to make slick yet rustic furniture pieces. The materials combine in an unexpectedly lovely manner. Shamia pours molten metal directly onto and into the wood, filling the natural cracks and conforming to the uneven shape of the wood. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Scrappy Stools & Tables from Junk Tin & Raw Wood Offcuts Branch to Bark: Naturally Unfinished Set of…
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  • One man's trash...

    Linda Merrill
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Ok, so you're immediately thinking this is a post about flea marketing or attic diving, and yet, it's not. One man's trash is a reason to build a trash bin. That man, you ask? My dad.Many years ago, my Dad built the trash bin you see in the above pic that's at the end of the kitchen peninsula. Rather than tuck it under the sink, which is most common, this bin was used for standard, non-garbage, trash. I think he made it from a kit sometime in the late 70's/early 80's, and it resembles an antique grain bin.Similar to this found on Ruby Lane. Isn't the color spectacular?Or this, on Live…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E3 - Witchy Women

    Linda Merrill
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    In this week's episode, Claire finally gets out of the castle. She doesn't get too far and is constantly under surveillance, but at least we get to see some other scenery including some beautiful gardens and the in-town (or village as it were) house of Geillis Duncan - one of the only women Claire has become friendly with. Geillis is an odd and mysterious character, both seductive and off-putting. Her husband is the procurator fiscal (aka public prosecutor) and is of very high rank. Like Claire,  Geillis has a deep interest in the use of plants and herbs for medicinals. Unlike Claire,…
  • Artlifting: Helping homeless and disabled persons sell their art

    Linda Merrill
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    ArtLifting is a Boston-based initiative that sells the artwork of homeless and disabled individuals. Trinity by Allen Chamberland The have just launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $20,000 which will will allow them to expand to five more cities across the nation within the next six months and to add sixty-five new artists to the ArtLifting online platform. The five target cities include Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, New York City, and Washington D.C. Following the initial expansion, ArtLifting hopes to continue to expand to help homeless and…
  • Nook Cottage: Mud Room Plans

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

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

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

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

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

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

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Instagram Inspiration:Pretty pink decorative pillows pack a punch of fresh and sophisticated color. Craving more design inspiration? View my Instagram Gallery ⇒The post In the Pink: Sophisticated & Elegant Luxury Decorative Pillows appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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  • Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

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

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

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

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

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

    Julie Carlson
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Not your typical Viennese pastry shop: The bakery at the Hotel Daniel in Vienna is a greenery-filled oasis in the center of the city. Designed by Atelier Heiss Architects, the interior features a mix of vintage furniture, upholstered seating from modern craft artist Donna Wilson, iconic 1938 BKF chairs by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, and custom furniture, including coffee tables made from wooden pallets. It all adds up to a bohemian vibe, complete with Viennese pastries.  Photographs courtesy of Hotel Daniel via Yatzer. Above: A white tile counter curves around the open lobby area. Above:…
  • DIY: Scented Candles to Repel Insects, Not Humans

    Erin Boyle
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Whenever I catch a whiff of citronella, I’m taken back to family camping trips. We had an oily bug repellent in a sticky brown bottle that we’d pass around—usually well after we’d suffered our first bites—and we'd slather it on until our skin shone. While the citronella oil in the bottle did keep the mosquitoes away, it was repellent to us humans as well.  As an adult, I’m still interested in keeping mosquitoes at bay (see my post-bite efforts in Stop the Itch: Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies), but less keen on covering my skin with something that smelly.
  • A Modular Danish Summer House—with a Six-Month Lead Time

    Sarah Lonsdale
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Danish architecture firm Lykke + Nielsen launched a side business designing modular cottages for summer living. Created from a simple modular template, the houses can be ready within six months of ordering and can be configured to fit different needs: There's a bedroom module, a kitchen/bath module, a living room module, and a connecting breezeway module. Here are two examples from Lykke + Nielsen's portfolio that caught our eye. We just need an architect in the US to riff off this idea and we'll be all set. Photographs via Small House Bliss. Above: A breezeway connects two living areas in…
  • Marine Canvas Water Buckets as Bathroom Storage

    Janet Hall
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    My kids' bathroom is short on storage space, especially around the tub and shower. Where to stash clean washcloths and bottles of shampoo (my teens, it turns out, need a different shampoo for every occasion)?  I found the answer at a marine supply store. Above: A cotton canvas water bucket (designed to draw up water over the side of boats) hangs on a hook adjacent to the tub and shower, putting washcloths within arm's reach. It works equally well for storing hairbrushes and shampoo. Photograph by Janet Hall.  Above: I sourced the practical—and washable—Cotton Canvas Water…
  • Remodeling 101: Extras Worth Considering in Your Remodel

    Meredith Swinehart
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    This is the fun part of every remodel: the life-enhancing frills.  In our book, Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home, we partnered with members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory to come up with a list of extras well worth the splurge. True, these frills aren't inexpensive, but they're often money well spent. We have lived with many of these details ourselves and are eyeing several more for future remodels. Here, 11 worth considering: A fireplace or woodstove Fireplaces can have enormous impact as architectural details, and woodstoves are significant…
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • California Boho Goes Pro in this Santa Monica Office

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    TV production developer Ashley Stern needed to set up a Los Angeles outpost for her Paris-based company —quickly and on a limited budget. The space her real estate agent and interior designer Veerta Motiani helped her choose had plenty of pluses. It was around the corner from Santa Monica’s Main Street, it had wonderful high ceilings and industrial style, the building was new with a gorgeous lobby and roof-deck ocean views, and the price was right. However, the long narrow space posed some design challenges. It didn’t get a great amount of natural light, the ceilings were a little too…
  • Last Chance To Save 20% Off Gus*Modern Upholstered Pieces
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Just a reminder that our sale on Gus*Modern upholstered pieces is ending soon. So take the weekend to think it over and get your orders in by Sunday (August 17, 2014) at midnight EST. If you haven’t had a chance to glance over the options, here’s a peek at a few of the highlights. Gus*Modern has great sofa selections, whether you’re looking for a loveseat, full-sized or a sectional. The Jane Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa is very versatile. Its metal base lends it well to a loft, while its tufting lets it fit right in with a more traditional family room. Speaking of versatile, one…
  • The Trustees of the Reservation Part I: A Visit to World’s End

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

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

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

  • A Glamourous Pad on the California Coast

    Susan Kraemer
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Designed by Jonathan Segal, Lemperle Residence is a striking entertainer’s home overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California. The three-storey structure looks like a series of glass boxes set one atop the the other. Beautiful custom seating is simply low flat slabs of thick creamy-white cushions. On the ground floor, the public area includes a glassed-in walkway suggesting a pool. While atop it on the second floor the master bedroom overlooks the ocean from above. A must for any luxury master suite, its bath overlooks the ocean. Behind it, in the masculine all-wood bathroom a…
  • Design Dilemma: Decorating with Dark Hardwood Floors

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:48 am
    Traditional Kitchen by Arnold Architects & Building Designers Cunningham Welsh Architects LLC Dark hardwood floors have been in vogue for several years now, but the problem is that many of us still haven’t figured out how to show them off to best effect. Yes, dark hardwood floors can feel elegant and sophisticated but they also can feel… dark. Pair dark wood floors with dark heavy furniture and you could be in for a very gloomy existence. So if you’ve got dark hardwood floors, or are contemplating getting them, here’s what you should keep in mind to prevent the…
  • Magical House with no Walls in Sao Paulo

    Susan Kraemer
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Flanked by a huge bookcase, a library is completely open to the garden, and overlooks a reflecting pond. Seen in the background here, what seems to be a “library” is open on three sides. In fact, that room is a place to sleep, yet its integration into public views completely preserves its privacy in a way that is almost magical. While it is completely open air, the bedroom pavilion overlooking the pond is to one side of the house. Brazilian architect Fernanda Marques has created an unusual home that is totally open to the outside. An overhead tent of a glass roof is used to…
  • Rustic Home on the Range in Wyoming

    Susan Kraemer
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Outdoor seating by a roaring fire is arrayed on a wooded “rug” under a hefty hanging metal lampshade to create the cosiest of deck furnishings in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Giant blocks of hardwood are used to create the custom woodblock outdoor furniture by Pearson Design Group of Bozeman, Montana. Materials are used in an imaginative way throughout to define the home as a unique and special place to live. Found antlers and a headboard of a thick slice of hard wood with its edge left natural, is played off furs in a palette of browns and whites in the master bedroom to tell a story…
  • West Coast Luxury at California’s Laguna Beach

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

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    Foodies, here is someone who will teach you a thing or two about plating and about taking drool-worthy photos! #BinstaGood .. Follow Nana on instagram.. Bloesem and Zara S.  on instagram
  • Lately on Pinterest..

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:09 am
     { 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5 }  Some beautiful interiors we've been spotting on pinterest and we definitely had to include that indigo couch along with the pillows! What a great idea to indigo dye your pillow cases, we will definitely try that during Shibori Bloesem class with Arounna this week. .. Bloesem on pinterest
  • Class Alert: Macrame

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:16 am
    Class Alert: Knots & Ropes - Macrame class with Natalie Miller Believe it or “knot”, macramé – the art of decorative knotting – is making a comeback… from being 1970s accessories such as the owl wall hanging and out-dated tacky craft to now fashionable macrame jewelry, clothing, plant holders, or even wall hangings sizzling with vibrant colours and innovativeness. Embrace this macramé revival and learn from Natalie Miller the art of knotting cord into intricate patterns. With some twine and chic knots, she will teach you to make your very ownwall-hanging-style pot hanger to…
  • Oh Floyd..

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Coming from a background of industrial design, I am always a sucker for ingenious designs like this! Perfect for someone on the go or to create "mobile workspaces", the Floyd leg allows you to create a working space out of any flat surface. Doesn't matter if it's a piece of wood or a door or just a plank, just slap on some of these bad boys and you got yourself a place to work on or display items. We love using trestles in the Bloesem space or classroom because it gives us the freedom to move the tables around easily or create different configurations, so these legs are…
  • Somethings I liked this week

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
    Simply slow My favorite ribbons and twines Weekend in a box - an underwear for everyday of the weekend. Spotting the same shelves we have in our Bloesem studio.. they really are a good deal from Ikea. A calligraphy kit, perfect for beginners. DIY studio note roll board... such a great idea. Gorgeous silk screen totebag Coffee & calligraphy.. a perfect match. Raspberry swirl cheese cake anyone? It's crazy over here.. all hands on board to get in new stocks, wrap up Bloesem Gazette Vol.2 and welcome our latest Bloesem Class teacher Arounna! Hope your weekend is much more relaxing. Xo,…
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    2Modern Blog

  • 2Modern Exclusive: Dramatic Designs by SENTIENT (2Modern)
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The word sentient—defined as being in a highly sensitized or conscious state—may ultimately be the most apt description of the Brooklyn design studio SENTIENT. In operation for more than two decades, SENTIENT designs and fabricates a range of highly original furniture, distinguished by tactile richness and visual power. Reclaimed oak, Icelandic lambswool, and sustainably sourced American black walnut are amongst the materials that SENTIENT leverages—along with expert craftsmanship and imaginative detailing—to dramatic, often unexpected effect. SENTIENT’s compelling work,…
  • Kawa Porcelain Vessels from Souda (2Modern)
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The young Brooklyn design studio Souda has been making a name for itself with a thoughtful range of products in which process and form are inextricably linked. Their Kawa Procelain series, for instance, designed by Luft Tanaka, one of the three principals who comprise Souda, is the result of “an ongoing investigation into the process of batch-production that yields one-of-a-kind results.” Which is to say, the designer has traded in traditional plaster molds, which produce identical vessels, for reusable leather molds—ensuring that each resulting porcelain form is rendered…
  • Racing to Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House (2Modern)
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    The only private residence in Florida to have been designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is in danger of crumbling—a fate that the non-profit Spring House Institute desperately hopes to avert. Given landmark status in 1979 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and then placed on its 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list earlier this year, Spring House represents one in a handful of hemicycle (semi-circular) structures designed by Wright towards the end of his career. The result of a serendipitous 1952 meeting with Floridians George and Clifton Lewis, a couple with little money…
  • Garden Party: 3 New Makers on 2Modern (2Modern)
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    We continue our series on emerging American makers with a look at three new 2Modern design brands, each of which brings a unique perspective to the art of garden design and plant display. We begin with landscape designer and self-described plant fanatic, Todd Holloway, the founder of Pot Incorporated. The company’s colorful metal hanging planters are a new, modern take on the classic hanging planter. Shannon Lester, a landscape designer by trade, is the creative mind behind Steel Life. After 5 years spent designing commercial and urban residential landscapes, Shannon founded…
  • NY NOW: Sod Drying Rack by Finell (2Modern)
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our recent attendance at NY NOW gave us a chance to see more from Finell, the Austin-based design company that has made silicone its material of preference, and has an inventive range of housewares to illustrate just why. The standout remains the long and skinny Sod drying rack, which gives the traditional dish rack a run for its money with an impossibly slim size and grassy profile. Silicone spikes (available in dark green or pale grey) and powder coated steel tray make Sod a luxe kitchen design piece, but don’t let its slender good looks fool you. Its stiff, snug vertical…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Two Oregon Companies Highlighted By Zillow

    Michael Landfair
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The first company highlighted by Zillow is:All Oregon Landscaping Contact General Contracting, Landscaping, Other, Sherwood, ORWebsite: http://www.alloregon.comAt All Oregon Landscaping, we understand that your home is a reflection of you; therefore it's important who you choose to work with. All Oregon Landscaping is a family owned business in existence for 23+ years. Our design team and project management team has over 100 years of experience. We have an installation staff of 20 individuals who have worked on the simplest projects to the multimillion dollar projects. Our designers know that…
  • Selling Your Home? Get it Ready- Get it Sold!

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

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

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

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

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
       If you have ever wanted to vacation where Prince Charles and his bride Camilla live – there actually are several options to do so when choosing your next holiday.   Prince Charles at Birkhall, his Scottish estate Besides his official residence at Clarence House and his country house at Highgrove, England’s Prince of Wales has several other houses where he lives out his royal life.   One is his grandmother’s former summer vacation house – Birkhall – which is on the Queen’s Balmoral estate in Scotland.    And the other is his most unique…

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

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

    Jane F
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Finding the right LED light bulb became an exercise in absurdity this week. I thought I understood new lighting tech. Two of the ceiling lights in our TV room burned out a few days ago. And while that may sound like a domestic detail hardly worth noting, what with beheadings in the news and the ebola virus spreading, this one small event has taken on a larger significance. So I hope you will indulge me while I break today from talking about kitchen design or chair styles. I want to explore why changing a lightbulb now requires a 22-year investment, a magnifying glass to read the fine print,…
  • Conservatory Kitchens

    Jane F
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Conservatory kitchens can range from traditional to ultra modern — with or without glass roofs. More popular in Europe than in the U.S., conservatories are glass walled and ceilinged structures added onto a house as a garden or sun room.  They are synonymous with greenhouse rooms or sun porches. These days, with formality on the way out, the concept of a conservatory is easily applied to the kitchen and with spectacular results. This kitchen style is a BOGO — designed like a greenhouse by the way the ceiling and windows are configured. One lovely example is the English-inspired…
  • Attic Bedroom Accent Wall

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

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

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

  • Chasing Waterfalls

    John Petersik
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    That’s right. You can call me T-Boz. Let’s talk about our new shelf in the laundry room, which is sporting a sweet arm band waterfall edge and some light natural stain. We deviated from our usual mocha stain choice because we were inspired by a few rooms we’ve seen with light cabinets and tile mixed with with natural wood to add some texture and warmth. Here’s a wider shot for you. Ignore the missing filler/crown/toe kick/baseboard/hardware situation. We’re also chasing that stuff (you know, along with the waterfalls). But first we have to talk about installing…
  • Fab Freebie: Wave Fair-well To Summer

    John Petersik
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    I have mixed feelings about the back to school season, but at least it brings some good sales with it. In fact Wayfair is giving away a $500 gift card to one of you guys – so you can take advantage of their Back to School sale, stock-up on items for next summer season, or grab just about any other decor, furniture, tools, and accessories under the sun. Oh sun… how I will miss thee… Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter (it might take a second to load, but it should eventually pop up below this paragraph). This giveaway is available to residents of the United…
  • Teddy’s Birth Story

    Sherry Petersik
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    To everyone who has been asking about Teddy’s birth story, thanks for your patience. I like to let those things simmer a little while before I write about them (Clara’s took me almost a year thanks to all of the mixed emotions I had going on) but Teddy’s birth was a lot less scary and a lot more straightforward. Thank goodness! After going through such a traumatic first birth, nothing sounded better to me than a completely routine, scheduled, no-surprises-at-all delivery this time around – which it mostly was, for which I’m SO GRATEFUL. There were still a few…
  • It’s Like A Cable Knit Sweater On Our Wall

    John Petersik
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    That was my description after we got our tile up on the wall. And under-cabinet sweaters are something I can get behind. It seems like just last week we were installing laundry room tile (oh yeah, because we were), but this time around we got to break out the tile we bought a while back for the wall behind our washer and dryer. Suddenly the room feels a lot more upgraded than the blank box that we started with, and it only took 13 sheets of tile to do it. Try to ignore the unfinished shelf /counter since it’s half done (still needs to be stained/sealed/installed, so we’ll tackle…
  • They’re Baaaaack!

    John Petersik
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    This post was shaping up to be a weird one (well, weirder than our baseline weird). We were simultaneously trying to get cabinets in the laundry and re-hook up the washer & dryer, but as of yesterday morning we were sort of stuck half-way through both projects and this was the best progress shot we thought we’d have for you today: But thanks to some last minute pieces falling into place over the last 24 hours, we have working appliances that have been completely re-installed (picture Sherry dancing for no less than twenty minutes with an elated baby in her arms laughing at her) and…
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  • A Little Something For The Citiots!

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Spotted at Carvel in Bridgehampton, NY.
  • Douchebag Revolution (Hamptons Style)

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

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

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

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    2 Aug 2014 | 9:52 pm
    My two New York Times mini articles for Room for Debate plus one that I was interviewed for: NY Times: In The Hamptons, Mind Your Manners – Or Else NY Times: Tip or Die
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Easy DIY Labor Day Craft How to

    Evie Sweeten
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    With a much needed three day weekend approaching, what could be a better reason to make decorations? This Labor Day use some things laying around the house for an easy DIY centerpiece. This fun DIY comes from She made it after realizing she didn’t have anything vintage to bring to a party. She got this done with just enough time to spare, and you can too. There are two different ways to do this project.  One way is to paint an old shutter, which will ensure that end product will look exactly the way you want. The other way is to wrap a flag around the shutter…
  • Color Crush: Deep Teal

    Abigail Sawyer
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    We love the look of dark walls, but taking this dramatic plunge has been a bit to intimidating for us. If you want to step out of your design comfort zone, but not quite that far, try our new favorite hue, deep teal. This rich color is dark and high-contrast, but not quite as cold and moody as wall-to-wall black. Deep teal is vibrant, but not over powering, and somehow makes everything feel more cozy. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for decorating with deep teal. Cozy Blue Bedrooms The jewel-like hue has a bit of an Edwardian feel, so these ornate furnishings fit right in. Via Decoist.
  • 18 Ways to Decorate with Hanging Branches

    Abigail Sawyer
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Hanging branches, how we love thee. Let us count the ways. We first saw this look in a bedroom featured on Emily Henderson’s blog, and wondered how we had never thought of it before! It’s simple, inexpensive and crazy versatile. In summer it’ll look like beachy driftwood, in winter like a bare frosty limb. The best thing about this project? At most all you’ll have to do is trim some twigs and tie on string. Go for the spray paint if you’re feeling really crazy. All this being said, hanging branches are the perfect look for the summer-to-fall transition time.
  • What’s New With Woven Wood Shades- Find Out Now!

    Evie Sweeten
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Just when you thought something couldn’t get any better, it does. All new, Designer Woven Wood Shades from have an unparalleled quality. Lately, woven wood shades have been extremely popular, you’ve probably seen them in every home decor magazine for the past few months. They’re easy to match and look stunning in nearly every design style. What’s so Special About These Woven Wood Shades? This are Designer Woven Wood Shades in Barcelona Moss. With 23 fabrics and eight edge colors, these shades can match any decor. These shades also come with an option for a…
  • Should I Choose Patterned or Solid Roman Shades?

    Evie Sweeten
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Coke or Pepsi? Dogs or cats? Stripes or spots? Life is full of choices, some more important than others, but they all have to be made. While flipping through House Beautiful, we found ourselves wondering when and where to use solid or printed roman shades? A solid shade in a bold color can liven up a room, while a faint floral pattern softens windows. The question is what is, what’s right for your home? Perfectly Printed: The first room is cozy and comfortable. The printed roman shades in a pale green match the plants and seating while bringing a trendy vibe to the room. We also love…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Behind-the-scenes of Movember’s Brand New U.S. Headquarters {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
      Interview with Mark Hedstrom, Country Director for Movember US Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? Movember wanted to design an inspiring place for its team to come to work. With one of Movember’s values being innovation, the design and casual working areas encourage staff to think differently and challenge the... View full post > Related posts: TRO Jung|Brannen Headquarters The Amazingly Fun Snagajob Headquarters Kahler Slater Headquarters
  • Office Transformation Series: The Poppin. Effect

    Sarah Weiner
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    After a lot of hard work and a few broken nails, WORK. is finally complete. I am so thrilled of how the office turned out. So, without further ado, I am sharing with all of you the transformation in a ‘Office Transformation Series’. I will highlight a few of my favorite DIY projects and accessories... View full post > Related posts: Steel Tanker Desk Transformation What’s in The Office Stylist’s Work Bag? NEW SERIES Smoke Series by Maarten Baas for Moooi
  • How to Design a Dark Office That’s Chic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    16 May 2014 | 1:00 am
    MGS has been a brand we have admired for some time. The company’s stainless steel fixtures merge Italian luxury, style and sophisticated design with the accuracy and attention to detail of Swiss engineering, precision manufacturing and uncompromising standards. Creating architectural plumbing fixtures for kitchens, bathrooms and outdoors, MGS represents the perfect harmony of aesthetics and technology. This year at Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week 2014, MGS opened the doors to its new showroom in the heart of Milan and debuted its latest product collections for Europe and the North…
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Dining at Hartwood in Tulum

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    Dinner on the Beach in TulumAlthough it was hard to venture away from Casa Yakunah and the fabulous food from Antonio our chef. One afternoon we went into town for some shopping and then stopped at Hartwood. This restaurant is the brain child of Eric Werner and partner Mya from New York. I love that they picked up and left the city for Tulum. What a beautiful place! The restaurant is an open air style - no traditional kitchen here only wood stoves and prep tables. Look at this sketch May did for the concept: sketch from the selby.comHabernero pineapple…
  • Bridget Beari in Tulum Mexico

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

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

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

    13 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    While in NYC for the the Modenus Blog Tour trip we visited the annual New York Kips Bay Designer House. What a treat! There are always some great over the top rooms. Take a peak: Bridget Beari in NYC from Bridget Beari Designs on Vimeo.What is your favorite room? What makes a great showhouse room? We have this discussion at the office all the time. Should they be pretty? Intriguing? Cutting edge?Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
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    28 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Designed by Juan Montoya, this Dominican Republic home screams all things tropical and all things Caribbean.  The indoor outdoor spaces, the dark rich woods and bamboo, the views of the ocean... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    With Labor Day almost here (the unofficial end of summer) and life getting back to the normal non-summer hustle and bustle, I am wistfully thinking of summer days.  The summer went too fast.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    I like the idea of mixing surfaces...wood, brick, cement, stone, quartz all in one space.  An example of this mixed surface design is in the open floor plan great room of a home in Malvern,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Renovations have been top of mind for me lately.  Today I am musing about waterfall counters for kitchen islands.  The idea is that the surface you use as your kitchen countertop then... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    This Paris apartment designed by Joseph Dirand speaks for itself.  Total elegance with refined touches throughout. Amazing floors, walls with just the right amount of decorative molding,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Simplified Bee

  • My #ZeviaStyle & Contest

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    As you know, I’m a Zevia fan. So when I was asked to participate in their #ZeviaStyle campaign and show how Zevia fits into my unique style. I was pleased to do so. My pic shows my fresh, eclectic and multi-layered home decor style. The image also includes a punch of color, pattern and texture that also communicate my personal style. I couldn’t decide which Zevia flavor I like best, so included a variety. Zevia would like to see what makes you an original too and are currently running #ZeviaStyle contest that anyone can enter. It’s really quite simple. Zevia  would like you…
  • Friday Find :: Dip Dyed Pillows by Nine Space

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Awe, it’s Friday! Today’s decor find is some very chic dip dye pillows. The dip dyed design is trending and looks great mixed with other patterns as I’ve done in my own home with this cute blue one. The soft cotton pillow covers come in four bright colors and are super affordable too at only $38 – available at Nine Space. I know … you need one for yourself! happy decorating, cristin *Nine Space sent me product for this review. All thoughts are my own as always!    The post Friday Find :: Dip Dyed Pillows by Nine Space appeared first on Simplified Bee.
  • Pinterest :: 5 Favorites

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

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

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

  • Beautiful Mirrors Over Furniture

    Trudy Crane
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    I hang or lean mirrors all over my house and I have at least one mirror in every room.  I find it adds light, reflection and a bit of shine. I really love hanging mirrors over consoles or buffets or any kind of furniture really. I never hang my mirrors too high as I want them to be part of the grouping below as you can see in the first photo....which is in my dining room. I also love it when the mirror is really large compared to the furniture it is hanging above. Super tall or as wide as the furniture it makes a statement every time and is always a focal point in the room.  Enjoy!
  • Renovation Redux

    Trudy Crane
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    This wonderful 90 year old home needed a major renovation that no one wanted to tackle. Eventually bought by a young family with many craftsmen in the family to help them along the way.  They did a lovely job keeping some of the original features and changing when necessary. The hallway tile that was moved from another room in the house is from the 20's and vintage lamps, mirrors and furniture are found throughout the space. Love the olive tree in the hallway! Foto: Anna Kern- go and see the amazing photos on her site Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country…
  • Colourful Stripes

    Trudy Crane
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    I really loves stripes in decor...I find it can add at touch of whimsey to a space, it can add a preppy look or even feel traditional in the right home. It can make a space look wider or longer depending on the placement and it can also provide a sense of structure to a space as well. It mixes super well with other patterns like florals or checks and can be used in fabrics, painted on rugs, floors, walls or anything else you can think of...and you know always looks amazing. Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A…
  • Dorm Decor

    Trudy Crane
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    We moved my daughter into her dorm room at college this week and of course how she was going to decorate her new room was very important to her and to me as well. She looked for inspiration months in advance and we ended up buying a lot of things for her room at West Elm. There are a lot of rules around what you can and can't do so it makes it rather difficult to add nails in the wall or anything that can make painting or real changes to the structure of the room. We moved around the furniture as best we could and added pictures to the walls with washi tape and frames…
  • New York Eats

    Trudy Crane
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    While we were in New York this week we went to some of the most interesting and delicious restaurants so I thought I would share. As I said yesterday...and well, many times favourite store is ABC Carpet and Home so naturally I love to eat at the two restaurants in the ABC store location. On Friday night we went to ABC Cocina, which is Tapas style and was it ever good! It is such a pretty restaurant and amazing food. Love the mix of lamps thoughout the restaurant. On Tuesday night we ate at the second ABC resto called ABC Kitchen. Both of the places use the most wonderful handmade…
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  • Color Crush: Pale Rose...

    franki durbin
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    Nude has turned to blush has evolved into a delicious shade of pale rose. The newest iteration of the color is decidedly more pink and incredibly feminine. It wows in ways that nude cannot. It is a bit less ambiguous than blush - which often straddles the line between apricot and beige. Pale rose looks gorgeous as a blouse, fabulous as a shoe and perfect as a lipstick. What I love most...? It goes FABULOUSLY with black. The question isn't if you'll wear it... it's how will you wear it?SHOP THE SHADE{images via // via // via // via // via }
  • Icons: Ford's Focus...

    franki durbin
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Last night I read an interesting interview with Tom Ford via esquire. He dishes on fatherhood, his loathing of short pants, the importance of maintaining tight abs and other tidbits. Here are a few of my choice quotes:"The most important thing a man can do is exercise and maintain his weight. Because that’s the key to looking youthful."I liked that one because it applies to all humans. Exercise adds color to your face and delivers that natural glow better than any NARS product possibly could. "I don’t shout. Shouting is wasted energy. It embarrasses people in front of…
  • Dreamy Spaces: Whitewashed Wonders...

    franki durbin
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    It's not that I don't love color. I certainly do. I love pink lip gloss, colorful blouses and vibrant bouquets. But when it comes to living and enjoying my home I bask in the glow of rooms that lack loud colors. The lighter and brighter the spaces, the better.  My next home? An even more limited palette with white and whitewashed finishes dominating the scene. Images like these make me crave a blank slate. How about you? Do you thrive in serenity at home or are you fulfilled by lively colors all around you? 
  • Luxe Accommodations: Sir Richard Rocks the Kasbah...

    franki durbin
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Normally a resort that looks this isolated - no matter how luxe - and is no where near an ocean is not my cup of tea. However... Kasbah Tamadot is intriguing to say the least. Part of a very elite collection of Virgin Limited Edition resorts, this one offers a truly unique North African experience. Imagine a hot air balloon ride over Marrakesh, a dip in your own private pool, 4x4'ing over the hilly terrain or being absolutely spoiled at the spa. In true Richard Branson form, this exclusive resort almost begs you to bring along your wild and crazy entourage for what is guaranteed to be a once…
  • Current Obsession: Coins, the Currency of Chic...

    franki durbin
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Is it just me or is Dolce & Gabbana picking up where Gianni Versace left off? The collection du jour does not boast the now iconic grotesque Medusa faces from Versace circa 1996, nor does it adorn every millimeter of fabric with vivid yellow or cobalt blue. Instead, we are greeted with endless ways to wear antique coins. Bikini bottoms, pendant necklaces, statement earrings and a stunning black bodysuit all celebrate the golden circular shape. And as much as I try to resist the unabashed opulence of it... all I kind of love it.D&G is not alone. Other brands have revived the classic…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • Gallery Walls: The What, Why and How

    Casey Watkins
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Gallery walls are very popular in homes today and rightly so! These collections are made up of groups of photographs and prints and oddities that can add to a home’s personality. Each one is unique and special to the creator. They can be small or large, but whatever the size, they always add interest to the room and a place for the eyes to linger. If you don’t have a gallery wall in your home yet, here are 18 tips to get you started!1. Vary The SizeOne easy thing you can do to make an interesting gallery wall is to vary the sizes of your pictures and prints. Think big and small…
  • 35 Cool Building Facades Featuring Unconventional Design Strategies

    Simona Ganea
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    The facade of a building is the first clue that tells us that structure has something special to offer. A cool facade is the representation of the architect’s creative vision and desire to desire to impress with something unique and out of the ordinary. With so many things that could stand out, you can always look forward to unexpected surprises.House 77 is a private home located in Portugal and designed by dIONISO LAB. It’s tall and narrow, squeezed in between two existing buildings and it has a facade covered by aluminum venetian blinds.The white shutters are placed at a fixed angle…
  • How You Can Boost The Curb Appeal Of Your Home In One Day

    Simona Ganea
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    When you come home and you lay eyes on your house from the distance, do you like what you see?Does your house stand out in any way? If the answer is “not really” then perhaps you should consider a few home improvement projects to give it more curb appeal. The following projects are quick fixes and they can each be done in one day.Paint the front door.A bold-colored front door can totally change the facade of your house. And even if you’re not a fan of vibrant colors, you can always try something different. For example, if you have a white front door, you can go for the opposite…
  • Adorable & Stylish At-Home Coffee Stations

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:28 am
    A cup of coffee in the morning before work or one on a Sunday evening hanging out with your gal pals, if you’re a lover of coffee then the set-up needs to be convenient, functional and, of course, stylish too. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to gather up some frothy and fun inspiration. Here are some adorable and stylish at-home coffee stations to help you re-organize and re-decoration your sip-worthy nook!1. Simple.Simple and sweet, this coffee station has a tradition, homey vibe. All the necessities are there at a hand’s reach and the bit of rustic style atop helps to…
  • A Complete Guide To A Perfect Bachelor Pad

    Alexandra Belgun
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    Decorating a bachelor pad can be really challenging for any of us, even if at first it doesn’t seem to be so complicated. A bachelor pad should entirely represent the one who lives in it. Hobbies, preferences in terms of art, ways of entertaining guests, style, colors, furniture, all of these plus tones of other details should outline the owner’s personality.Perfect Balance Achieved For An Industrial Bachelor PadUnique kitchen countertopI personally believe that the place you live in tells a story about you. So let’s write a story together! Here are some ideas of what you…
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    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy

  • Kurt Rappaport’s Malibu Home

    Jon Peters
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy Real estate mogul Kurt Rappaport’s is a picture-perfect vision of the quintessential Malibu mansion. From stunning vistas and indoor-outdoor living spaces to fresh, streamlined interiors and one-of-a-kind décor and art pieces, this home is absolutely something special. I’ll be in Los Angeles in a few days and I always really enjoy doing the “tacky tourist” stuff like seeing the Hollywood sign and star homes. Beverly Hills has a ton of celebrity mansions, but none of them seem as serene or seamless with the outdoors as Kurt’s slice of…
  • Designer Jean-Louis Deniot

    Jon Peters
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy Ever since seeing the beautifully designed metallic kitchen with silver cabinet doors, I’ve become enamored with Parisian interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot. Deniot’s flare for mixing mid-century pieces with sophisticated heirlooms to create eclectic looks that are more historically glam than they are on trend.  Graduating from college in 2000 and immediately opening his first design firm, Jean-Louis has evolved over the last 14 years and has grown to a team of 15 people, including his sister who helps him run the business today.
  • Best in Bloom

    Jon Peters
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy I’ve always been one to have faux flowers around, whether it’s an orchid in the bathroom or a daisy in the kitchen window, I’ve always felt that they’re a low maintenance way to display beautiful arrangements without having to do anything.  It seems as though I never see any of my neighbors doing any kind of gardening, and I swear that they have sunflowers growing in their yard that are over ten feet tall. I’m just happy that I’ve been able to keep hydrangeas alive for over two months. Yay, me! My last few attempts at growing real…
  • Glam Student Housing

    Jon Peters
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy As someone who never really experienced a true college dorm or student housing experience while in school, I’ve got to admit that I feel like I probably missed out a bit on some of the “college experience” that so many freshman see during their first semester away from home.  I’d always pretty much assumed that painted over cinder block walls and stackable pine bunk beds and writing desks just weren’t for me, but everyone that I know who experienced a dorm lifestyle seem to always think back with fond memories.  The Everygirl (one…
  • “Where Dreams Fly”

    Studio M
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:06 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy Watch as Studio M’s president and principal designer, Michelle Jennings Wiebe, shares her highlights at High Point Market! Enjoy a fun and fast-paced High Point tour with Studio M founder and Style Spotter Emeritus Michelle Jennings Wiebe to find out what makes this jet-setting Style Spotter return to High Point each Market season. Go beyond the trends with Michelle and fellow Style Spotters at High Point Market Keep up with Studio M’s principal designer on Twitter + Instagram Tags: High Point Market | Michelle Jennings Wiebe |…
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    Renée Finberg ' TELLS ALL ' in her blog of her Adventures in Design

  • Window Boxes & Faux Balconies

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

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

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

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

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

  • Peaceful Treasury

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

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

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

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

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

    TheRedPin Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Minto Yorkville Park: Project Details Project Intersection: Cumberland and Bellair St. Address: 88 Cumberland Developer: Minto Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 22 Yorkville Park is perfect for those who want a home to complement their luxurious lifestyle. With 22 towering storeys and three floors dedicated to restaurants and retail space, it embodies the chic Yorkville atmosphere. Register for VIP access now Neighbourhood Perks: Yorkville Yorkville is a prestigious neighbourhood, otherwise known as the mecca of luxury and high fashion in Toronto. Located at Cumberland Street and Bellair…
  • Hot Listings August 25 – August 29

    TheRedPin Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Apt. 311 – 5940 Yonge St Newtonbrook, Toronto Contact Michelle Ryckman to view this property: 416-800-0812 | | @MichelleR_TRP Asking Price: $259,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $975 975 Details: 1 Beds, 1 Bath Apt. 2430 – 5233 Dundas St W  Islington, Toronto Contact Jason Hughes to view this property: 416-800-0812 | | @JasonH_TRP Asking Price: $320,000 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,200 975 Details: 1+1 Beds, 1 Bath Apt. 1810 – 10 Northtown Way Willowdale, Toronto Contact Melody Sitchon to view this property:…
  • VIP: Highlighted floor plans for The Address at High Park

    TheRedPin Team
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    The Address at High Park Condos Bloor St & Indian Road, Roncesvalles | Chestnut Hill Developments Project Details Project Name: The Address at High Park Developer: Chestnut Hill Developments Building Type: Condominium Address: Bloor St & Indian Road Number of Units: 108 Contact Joe Blay: (647) 454-3278 or No looming high rise, no jarring tower, just a classic building that compliments the unique neighbourhood, its diversity, and its connection to the city’s largest urban park – High Park! Check out some of the stunning floor plans: we’ve…
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge accepted, says TheRedPin! [video]

    TheRedPin Team
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    In spirit of the ever so popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” that has gone viral worldwide, TheRedPin staff, well…some of the brave souls, also took part earlier today, in hopes to raise awareness about ALS. Here’s the video to prove it. For the TheRedPin, it all started when BuzzBuzzHome co-founder, Mathew Slutsky, called out one of our very own co-founders, Rokham Fard, to accept the challenge. In the end, Rokham was supported by not only the rest of the cofounders, Ali Ajellu and Tarik Gidamy, but also a slew of rock star support staff. Collectively, TheRedPin raised significant funds…
  • We are semi finalists for the Globe and Mail #RemarkableBiz awards!

    TheRedPin Team
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last week, TheRedPin entered the Globe and Mail’s #RemarkableBiz awards and today we have successfully made it to the semi finals! This September, The Globe and Mail’s Report on Small Business (@GlobeSmallBiz) will profile the country’s most remarkable small to medium sized businesses. This is super exciting for us and we would love your support, which takes three easy steps: In order to vote, simply follow these three steps: 1) Go to the awards page 2) Find our image which looks like the above 3) Hover over the image to click on the little ‘heart’ that appears…
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    Etsy Shop for StilNovoDesign

  • Rialto, medium size bench, recycled oak wine barrel staves from French wine barrels by StilNovoDesign

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    345.00 USDThis is Stil Novo Design’s medium size bench entirely made with recycled oak wine barrel staves from French wine barrels.Our Rialto can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a unique and handy piece of home decor. Rialto is the larger version of our well recognized ‘Emperor Seat’ and, as every other Stil Novo Design’s exclusive creation, it’s a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.By using the natural arch of a barrel stave, we are able to create this particularly attractive silhouette, reminiscent of oriental flavor.The top and…
  • Twister, swivel stool recycled oak wine barrel staves, ergonomic seat, limited edition by StilNovoDesign

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    495.00 USDStil Novo Design's swivel stool is entirely made of recycled oak wine barrel staves from discarded French barrels. Twister can be easily integrated in any room of the house as a unique and practical piece of home decor. Twister's swiveling top makes it a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.By using the natural arch of the barrel's staves we are able to create this particularly attractive silhouette that can be combined with any style of interior décor, from the more rustic, to the modern and contemporary or even the oriental.Top and…
  • Pi, meditation stool, yoga seat, recycled oak wine barrel staves. by StilNovoDesign

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:29 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…
  • The Clover, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color. by StilNovoDesign

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The Clover design is a symbol of good luck, fortune & success.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain & dimensions, all…
  • Special, Ready to Ship. Recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder, Hand Painted design, 5 tea lights, golden oak color by StilNovoDesign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • One Stop Antiquing in England By Toma Clark Haines – The Antiques Diva & Co

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Fresh Look of Painted Furniture

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gallery – By Nina Holst

    Nina Holst
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    I´m proud to say that I finally have my very own gallery called BY NINA HOLST on the web, where you can see all my paintings ( at least the latest ones )! Most of them are sold, but if you are interested in one that still is for sale, you can send me an email to nina(at)stylizimo(com). More info of each painting will show up when you click on the photos. The website with be updated frequently with new work.
  • Hello from the office

    Nina Holst
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    Fresh flowers in the office is a must, and right now it is these “sweet pea flowers”, that smells heavenly, that are brightening up my day. Everyday bliss…   Image: Nina Holst
  • Cosy evenings outside

    Nina Holst
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    There is no doubt that the evenings are getting darker and that Autumn is sneaking up on us. To still be able to use out terrace in the evenings I have therefore hung a chain of light bulbs about the couch so we can have it cosy there in the dark as well. I´ll try to take some photos in the dark one day, so you´ll get a better idea on how it looks “by night”. Images: Nina Holst
  • Chic home office in 1-2-3!

    Nina Holst
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
      1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8  I  9   I´m really into the dark and elegant look these days, and have therefore picked out a few favorites from Stylizimo Shop that would make a really chic office. To emphasize the look, I would have had a dark grey color to make it extra elegant and sophisticated, and I would of course had some fresh flowers in a glass vase to complete it all. Oh, and a scented candle is a must *smile*!  
  • My latest work

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

  • Scandinavian White Dream Home in Norway
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    The stunning white house located belongs to photographer and interior stylist Line Kay and her husband. {} Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It [...]
  • Impeccable Style – Designer Shirley Meisels
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Known for her unique aesthetic the principal designer of Toronto-based firm MHouse Shirley Meisels had worked for 13 years as a stylist for television shows and magazines. In the interview for the Globe she shared some secrets behind her style. Pin It “Lighting is like jewellery – the finishing touch. I like to make ceiling [...]
  • Charming Vacation House with Lush Gardens in Ibiza
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    The owner of this home, a jewelry designer and art dealer from the UK, captivated with the island spell, restored the old house with charming courtyards and terraces in Dalt Vila and turned it into his summer retreat. The eclectic interiors of the house reflect all the influences inherited from the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Arabs. The [...]
  • Feminine One Bedroom Apartment Design in Sweden
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    This feminine apartment with a large balcony and nicely preserved tiled floor, stucco, ceiling medallions, beautiful woodwork is set on the second floor of an old building. Pin It The spacious living room with white painted tiled floor and light gray walls with enough space for a workplace. Pin It Pin It Pin It Two [...]
  • Anthropologie finds for dining and entertaining
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Gallus Dessert Plate Pin It Gallus Dessert Plates Pin It Sardina Serveware Pin It Francophile Dinner Plates Pin It Imperial Cheese Knives Pin It Sissinghurst Castle Dinner Plates Pin It Unlikely Symmetry Roses Teacup & Saucer Pin It Jardin Des Plantes Tea Set by Ruan Hoffmann Pin It Lohja Salad Plate Pin It [...]
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • Fresh Delightfully Modern Interiors From A Polish Architectural Studio

    HD Staff
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    In this first home, we can see the interior immediately come to life with the Banksy-inspired mural in the living room. Another wall has personal photos on display in a way that looks a bit haphazard, but ultimately adds an important personal touch to the modern space. Moving to the dining area and kitchen, we can get a real sense of the modern, sleek design style with lots of black and white features. In the center of the dining table, an herb garden adds a splash of green while also serving a very practical purpose. The smooth black cabinetry manages to reflect light just enough that it…
  • Interior Design Close To Nature: Rich Wood Themes And Indoor Vertical Gardens

    HD Staff
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Beautiful interior design can make a space open, comfortable, and welcoming. When a home is beautiful and impeccably furnished, hours and days can go by before you even want to consider leaving. But nature has its own comforting capabilities, from a cool summer’s breeze to the oxygenating properties of plants. These designs in this post take the most soothing elements of nature and incorporating them into gorgeous, modern interiors that include rich, natural wood and living indoor gardens, similar to some of those we’ve seen before. First up is a unique space from a designer who goes by…
  • Bright and Colorful Kids Room Designs with Whimsical Artistic Features

    HD Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Designing a beautiful room for a child, or children, can be tricky. The best designers, as evidenced in these images from Archivizer, are able to combine the aesthetic preferences of stylish parents with the needs of a child who may have not even formed his own sense of style yet. These rooms are colorful, but never garish, with plenty of childlike whimsy to capture your imagination. The first room have uses a tree theme to create a really fun vibe. The tree theme runs through the room, most notably in the large tree cut out and the tree print carpet. A pale yellow wall and wardrobe lends…
  • Compact House Made from Affordable Materials

    HD Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Designer Anway Aljugrey from Inxide Studio has designed a modern, compact house that can meet all the needs of a person or couple with significantly less waste than a larger home would offer. The KOTAK Haus featured in this post is made from affordable materials that are both easy to maintain and will withstand the test of time, aging to become even more interesting looking. Inside, the home is not large, but sunlight and creative use of space make it feel open and comfortable. The exterior the home is raw concrete, which is both simple and modern. This creative deck features opens…
  • Ultra Sleek Private Home with Incredible Architecture

    HD Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    From the exterior through the bedrooms and private wine cellar, this modern home from architect Guido Costantino is spectacular. The natural materials in use throughout the home, including slabs of unfinished concrete and beautiful wood floors, play with the idea natural vs. industrial to great effect while each piece of furniture is just enough and never too much. From any angle, this home is impressive. The outdoor pool is the ultimate indulgence.The simple concrete patio surrounding the pool ties into the concrete features we will see inside. Even the pool chairs are perfectly minimal in…
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  • Three Ways to Use Large Wall Art

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

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

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

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

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

    Tara Mastroeni
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    The decision to move is not one that should be taken lightly. Obviously, there are a lot of pros and cons to consider – your needs, your wish list, your finances, and your busy schedule.  Not to mention all of the memories that are attached to the property. As you consider the topic of family moving, take a look at these four questions. They’ll help you determine whether or not you’re ready to take the plunge. Family Moving: Is Your Family Ready for a New Home? Consider these questions when deciding whether or not to move. Image Via: Home Bunch Does Your Home Still Meet Your Needs?
  • Labor Day Dessert: Carrot Cake Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

    Lydia Mathews
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Happy Labor Day Everyone! And for this Labor Day holiday, let’s sweeten the day with a twist on the traditional ice cream sandwich by adding a carrot cake cookie crust and a creamy center. The recipe is filled with all of the great flavors and goodness that will be a true Labor Day treat as you set the fireworks. So let’s not waste any time, and jump right into this dessert recipe. Take a look and you will not be disappointed. Labor Day Dessert: Carrot Cake Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches Carrot Cake Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches Image via:  Pies and Plots Ingredients 2 cups of Shredded…
  • How to Throw a Great Labor Day Party

    Joy M
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Labor Day is the last holiday of summer. It was established in the 1800s to honor workers for all their hard work. It is a perfect time to throw a great party your family and friends will remember. Help your guests to relax this year by filling your exterior with comfy lounge chairs, lawn blankets, hammocks, and numerous pillows. Before you start packing your cute white shorts and bathing suit, get everyone together for one last party. Here are some great Labor Day entertaining tips to keep in mind. How to Throw a Great Labor Day Party Labor Day cookout ideas Image via: Southern Living…
  • I’m Ready for #Cersaie Tile Show – Bologna Italy – Sep 22-26

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    It’s always exciting to see what the latest trends in interior design and latest products that manufacturers have in store for the upcoming year. This September 22-26th Cersaie Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings show in Bologna, Italy will showcase some of the top tile and bathroom furnishings in the industry. Excited for #Cersaie Tile Show – Bologna Italy – Sep 22-26 #Cersaie Tile Show is Ready for the World “Organized by Edi.Cer SpA and promoted by Confindustria Ceramica in collaboration with Bologna Fiere, the show attracts nearly 1,000 exhibitors from 30+ countries and over…
  • Home Improvement: Tips for Renovating your Older Home

    Lydia Mathews
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    Most older or historic homes that were constructed had architects and designers who created them to coincide with the era of that specific time. Which is where all of the allure and personality that older  homes have comes from, however there can also some concerns about the condition of the older home that may need some adjusting.  This is where  renovations or remodeling can take place to bring your older home back to its full original glory. Now it can have less stressful fixers that you may be able to handle or certain things that a professional needs to assess, well whatever it is…
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  • Back To School

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

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

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

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

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

  • What Inspires You? I Learn About My Clients

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

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

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

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

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

  • Newport Cottages Hilary Collection + $1000 Giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Bagua Map: An Essential Tool To Transform Your Home

    Amanda Gates
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    A few weeks ago a friend and I met for lunch. She is a marketing and PR expert who happens to have a huge love for all things decorating and design. As we played catch-up she blurted out in the middle of our conversation, so what the heck is this fung shcmay you keep writing about? It… Read more The post The Bagua Map: An Essential Tool To Transform Your Home appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How To Freshen Up Your Home Naturally

    Amanda Gates
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:25 pm
    There is nothing quite like having a clean house. Not only does it look good, but it feels good… both physically and mentally. A clean home instantly helps you inhale in the good and exhale the bad. It opens you and your home to being filled with good energies. Nothing does the soul better than good energy,… Read more The post How To Freshen Up Your Home Naturally appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Mo’ne Davis – A Look At The Numbers

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

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

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

  • How to Update When Your Hardware is All Brass

    Kristie Barnett
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    One of my favorite new clients and her husband just bought a large 1970′s home with TONS of potential. The architecture and floorplan of the home is amazing, but because it was built in the 1970s, there are a few quirky things we are going to have to work on. before  While I love, love, […]
  • So Who Wants to Become an Expert Psychological Stager™?

    Kristie Barnett
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today is my 45th birthday, so this blogpost will be short and sweet!  The countdown is on (just over three weeks) for our home staging training course where 23 attendees from 7 states will earn their certification as an Expert Psychological Stager™.   We’ve heard from a handful of people who can’t attend this session, […]
  • Dinner with Meryll Rose and her Fabulous Library!

    Kristie Barnett
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Last night I had one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. The event was a gathering of southern bloggers put together by Forest Home Media and hosted by Nashville’s Talk of the Town host, Meryll Rose.   Not only is Meryll an amazing host and cook, but she is a wonderful decorator […]
  • On the Cover of Everyday Home Magazine

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

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

  • Extra Sparkle: Top Picks for Ear Jackets

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

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

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Creating a home full of unique, cozy spaces means placing doors where they normally don’t belong. That’s why I adore sliding barn doors. They help section off — and hide... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stationary Style: Top Picks for Indoor Bike Storage

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

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Sometimes water just won’t cut it when I want a refreshing summer drink, so I decided to collect some watermelon cocktail recipes to try while the juicy fruit is still in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Colormix 2015 Inspiration: Chrysalis

    Ann Porter
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    As technology rushes relentlessly ahead, the colors of Chrysalis evoke a calm oasis — a place to pause and find balance. The palette, with colors ranging from off-black to chalky neutrals and dusty blues, is designed to create a more comfortable interior.   “An important influence for Chrysalis is the appreciation of earth’s natural striations,” says Jackie Jordan – director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams. “The patterns created by land and sky are driving design inspiration, therefore the palette’s colors are found in nature, from rocks found on the beach to a…
  • Sherwin-Williams 2015 Colormix Color Forecast

    Ann Porter
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    The Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2015 collection tells optimistic color stories that reflect a brightened outlook and adventurous spirit for the year ahead. Sherwin-Williams color experts researched trends in art, fashion, science and pop culture to determine which 40 colors that make up the color forecast. The colors are grouped into four palettes: Chrysalis, Voyage, Buoyant and Unrestrained.   “We’re seeing a more cheerful approach to design and have forecasted colors that will provide a range of inspiration for designers to create fresh, joyful interiors.”  – Jackie…
  • Outdoor Kitchen Design

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

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

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

  • DIY Book Page Wall Art

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Have you ever seen words on a page that just spoke to you? I came across this great idea of blowing up a book page and using it as wall art.  You can use it for inspiration or simply to make you fall in love with those words over and over again. I love a good do-it-yourself project, and this one is simple enough for anyone to do. Make it your own by choosing a frame with your own individual taste that matches the vibe of the room you will be hanging it in. I personally would love to age the paper and add an antique effect to it. Try it out and share your pictures with us!  
  • Industrial Design with a Killer View

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    We’re pretty lucky to have the best of both worlds- the quiet suburbs of New Jersey when we want to escape the noise and NYC just a short ride away when we want to play. One of this summer’s hotspots is designed by architect Andrew Franz. La Marina, a restaurant, bar, lounge and event space is right along the Hudson River and has one of the best views I have ever seen. It’s already had some high-baller visitors such as Jay-Z and Beyonce, Lil’ Wayne, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carmelo Anthony. Besides its great location, cool vibe and stunning view, La Marina has minimalist industrial…
  • V.M.A’s & The Artist’s Million Dollar Homes

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Did you get a chance to watch the VMA’s last night? There were definitely some iconic moments- Beyonce’s killer performance, Miley Cyrus showing us her softer side by shedding tears, and Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction are just a few of the major moments at the show. Ever wondered what some of these artists houses look like? Here is a look into three super successful artist’s homes. Lil Wayne has a $13.9 million home in Miami, Florida with floor-to-ceiling windows that’s spacious and crisp white with pops of color. Check it out! Justin Timberlake’s $7.65 million home in…
  • Barely There Chairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Why wait all year for that dream vacation when you can bring paradise to your own home? One of the ultimate luxuries of an all-inclusive Caribbean vacation is being able to lay out on a comfortable day bed with the sun shining and a cocktail in hand. Well, I say you pop a bottle of champagne, kick your feet up, and create a little staycation in your own home to enjoy year-round. Just picture being able to wake up each day and have your morning coffee outdoors, watch the sun rise, read the paper, and listen to the birds sing. Imagine enjoying breezy summer nights stargazing with the wind…
  • Throw Your Own Garden Party!

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Garden parties are a great way to get your group of friends together and enjoy late-night conversation to follow. You can have a ton of fun entertaining outdoors throwing parties with different themes, setting the mood with outdoor lighting, or just enjoying some fresh air with your everyday dinner. I find the Laurel Heights Table and Kota Bench to be the perfect pieces for a Garden Party. Pair them with some string lighting, flowers, and complete your night with an outdoor movie. Relish in customizing your own outdoor oasis.
  • More Of Our Favorites at the “NY NOW” Show!

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    With 2,800 amazing companies at the “NY NOW” trade show, it was hard to choose just a few of our favorites, but here are some more that we absolutely loved! American Design Club is a company whose aim is to bring together designers working and living in America. They certainly caught our attention. We loved their playful and witty doormats with slang written on them. These are sure to welcome your guests with a laugh! Vita Lighting Their “Light as a Feather” lighting drew us in and we couldn’t help but want to know more! This Danish company creates feather lighting out of…
  • Inmod Attends “NY NOW” Trade Show

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    We at Inmod just attended the “NY Now” trade show this week, located at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. This market hosts 2,800 companies showcasing the very best lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum. There is literally nothing you can’t find at this show, with products ranging from fire pits to taxidermy to hand embellished pillows. Our team managed to walk through the majority of the “NY Now” floor and speak with multiple vendors about their products. Over the next few days, I’d like to call out a few of our personal favorites at the show. Fire Pit…
  • Inmod Takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!!

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Our Inmod Bastille Chair takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, courtesy of Web Content Manager, Jourdan. Watch this poor little chair get it, and see what happens next! We believe an ice bucket is a dish best served cold, so we’re donating anyway and nominating Apartment Therapy, Furniture Today and Houzz! Click here for more information about ALS, the Ice Bucket Challenge and other ways to help, donate and increase awareness.
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  • One Stop Antiquing in England By Toma Clark Haines – The Antiques Diva & Co

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mancave Madness: Create a Room that is Both Masculine and Chic

    Linnore Gonzales
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The mancave is not a myth – it’s a reality. But banish images from your mind of a room plastered with posters of women, ashtrays full of cigars, beer cans littered about, and the scent of eau de locker room. There is such a thing as a chic mancave, where gentlemen can lounge in style, sophistication, and comfort. And even if a gal walked into this uber-masculine room, there is plenty of décor treatment that can be imbued into the space to impress her and make her feel welcome. Let’s consider what most often comes to mind when you think about the words “masculine” and “décor”…
  • Keep it Simple: 5 Furniture and Decor Tips for the Minimalist

    Linnore Gonzales
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a cluttered home, by too much décor, just too much of everything, there may be a minimalist hiding inside of you. Let that aesthetic out! Here’s how to decorate with a minimalist style without sacrificing beauty, sophistication, or personality. Focus, Focus, Focus Minimalism isn’t easy to achieve. Paring down your possessions and décor shows that you’ve worked hard to streamline your life and surroundings. Does that mean all the fun will be sucked out of your home? Hardly.  Minimalism is far from boring. In fact, it’s the ideal way to showcase…
  • Color from Head to Toe: 10 Ways to Paint Ceilings and Floors

    Linnore Gonzales
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    It pays to take a childlike approach to interior decorating from time to time – and by that we mean, take a moment to throw your head back and peer up, or aim your head down to take a closer look at what’s beneath your feet. Instead of focusing only on the walls surrounding you, consider options for painting your ceilings and floors. You can transform the rooms you’re living in with some daring and a few coats of paint. Reframe a Room with Paint Paint, as always, is one of the least expensive but most transformative design elements. If you’ve gone with a mostly neutral palette…
  • The Non-Nursery Trend: Making Baby's Room a Place for Mom Too

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

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

  • Nazmiyal Acquires Collection of Over 100 Vintage Moroccan Rugs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Starstruck -DIY Coastal Starfish Stencil Ideas for Furniture

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Stencils give you endless possibilities to add the coastal theme to anything you can paint! Starfish stencils are a popular choice. They are simple, with a lot of graphic punch. So here are a few lovely examples of starfish stenciled furniture. A beautifully stenciled Starfish Lampshade. The thing with adding starfish stencils to a lampshade though, if you mess up, what do you do? I think
  • Unique Coastal Home Decor & Decorative Gift Items at Tuvalu Home

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tuvalu Home is a beautiful store with a collection of furnishings and home decor accessories that are a feast for the eye. They have so many pretty little things that I love! Here are just a few of their eclectic and unique items. You will notice, they love the Whale Motif! Items they carry include these adorable vases, chalkboard sign, whale shelf, sculptures, art, dishes, pillows and more.
  • Coastal Sea Life Baking Soda Dough Crafts -Better than Salt Dough

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're all familiar with salt dough crafts, and you might recall the fabulous DIY Salt Dough Starfish! Now, here comes a new (to me) technique, using baking soda! People who used baking soda dough to make ornaments and other things say it's much easier to work with than salt dough, holds up really well, and no dough cracking issues. Erlene made all kinds of Faux Sea Life creatures, Displaying a
  • Nautical Signal Flag Decor -Custom Word Art, Celebration Banners & Pillows

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

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

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    These days, everyone is sooo into... Modern Tibetan Rugs: Modern Tibetan Rugs: Modern Tibetan Rugs: Seagrass & Sisal rugs: Seagrass & Sisal Rugs: And Oushak rugs: And Oushak rugs: And Oushak rugs: Those are popular types of rugs going right now, each of which would be beautiful additions to any interior. For the record: (Yes, I know, there are many different types of oriental rugs, with many different names that originate from many locales. But, for simplicity's sake, as well as the strength of my site's SEO, let's just call them all "oriental.") But what about that traditional style rug your…
  • I Predict Pantone’s 2015 'Color of the Year' Will Be...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve always been partial to blue: rich, dark, bold blue. Usually though, cobalt is my favorite.Yes, a bold blue is just about the only color that shows up on my pinboard of “My Style” favorites.However, this year, I’m thinking that a shade of indigo might be what’s up for Pantone's "Color of the Year".Last year, my projection for what Pantone’s "Color of the Year" would be was totally wrong. I would have never guessed Radiant Orchid. Actually, I’m still kind of wondering about that one. There aren’t that many products / fabrics out there in this hue to design with — not…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Click to access in new tab! It’s that time of year, when the kids are getting back to school and mom starts dreaming about how her dingy bathroom needs a facelift.Dad wants an outdoor kitchen with a big tv and some comfy seating for all the sports events and well, the dog has peed on the carpet all summer long.It’s time to remodel!  And you’re thinking... “I want this done before the holidays.”You better get crackin’! With design time taking 4 to 6 weeks (if we’re not backed up), and construction that could last two months or more, that time to start is almost over!And,…
  • What's The Best Paint For Your Trim: High Gloss, Semi-Gloss, or Satin Enamel?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    26 Feb 2014 | 5:16 am
    Decorative & Glorious Suzanis for YouYou must have got the idea from the title about what are we going to discuss in this post. Yes, it’s full of the lovely decorative and very famous statement piece  “suzani”. Yes, suzani is a form of tribal embroidered (needle work) textile which enriches the look of cotton, silk or any other fabric worked on in today’s era.Some of the common stitches which are used in souzani includes chain stick, back-stitch, running , satin…etc. etc. with cotton & silk thread.You can read more about different types of stitches in…
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  • Pet Proofing Your Home Without Compromising Style

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

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

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

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

    The Home
    18 Dec 2013 | 10:15 am
    Showing for the first time at the Fall 2013 High Point Market, Dunes & Duchess debuted colorful candle holders and sconces. Stacy Kunstel, the co-founder of the company, gives the background of the company, as well as how the pieces are made. Bright colors on traditional furniture and lighting shapes made this booth a popular stop for designers looking for custom pieces. As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. #hpmkt - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • Top 10 travel tips that won’t make you want to punch people

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

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

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

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

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

  • 7 bedroom design tips to note

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

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

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

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

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

  • 3 Window Treatments From History That Are Still Popular

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Water Features

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Water features can add a variety of elements to a design!  They not enhance the visual experience, by adding movement, but they also add an audio element to a space by creating sounds that add a sense of calm. The infinity water feature below does not have a lot of movement, yet it still adds a sense of tranquility to this very angular and architectural space!  We love the clean hard lines of this design against the movement of the natural landscape in the background! Concrete Water Feature in Desert Courtyard House in Wendell Burnette Architects This rain shower water feature is…
  • Take A Seat

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    City living is great but space comes at a premium.  If you are an apartment dweller, you probably do not much space to spare.  Single family homes provide additional square footage for storage and you may even have a sitting room!  I love the idea of a sitting room.  It is a great space to relax and unwind, put your personal stamp on the space and call it your own.  We have curated images of a few sitting rooms (or sitting areas!) from Luxe Interiors and Design Magazine that will most definitely sway you want to “Take a Seat!” Below is a sitting room at the entrance of a…
  • Dog Days of Summer

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    We are well into the month of August - the dog days of summer  - and what better time to pamper your pet?  While you are relaxing in the sun,  thinking about all the luxuries that you enjoy, why not think about what you pet might enjoy as well! Dog Days of Summer Maybe your pampered pooch wants to take a dip in the pool, just like you do.  But don’t forget, safety first!  If your dog isn’t the best swimmer, invest in a life jacket for your pooch so you don’t have to worry about them! Pooches with Life Vests You enjoy relaxing on your lounger and enjoying a beautiful…
  • Modern Pendant Lighting

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

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

  • What to See and Where to Eat in San Francisco – a Traveler’s Guide to a Beautiful San Francisco Experience

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

    Courtney Price
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Add a little je ne se quoi is to your coffee table with this gorgeous book on Paris~ Related posts: A Word on Portrait Photography Doors In Paris The Beatles On the Road 1964-1966
  • End the Summer on an Ice Cream High

    Courtney Price
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Just because school is starting up does not mean ice cream season is over... Related posts: Peach Ice Cream Summer Fruit Salad Dressings Foolproof Grand Marnier Souffle
  • Restaurant & Bar Design

    Courtney Price
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Restaurants and Bars now have to be as pleasing the eye as they are pleasing to the taste buds, design matters: Related posts: Tadich Grill- California’s Oldest Restaurant Ski House Design- the Mountain Modern Trend Bix Restaurant in San Francisco
  • Artichoke and Avocado Salad

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

  • 10 Pro Tips for Arranging Furniture in Your Home

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
    Keeping in mind the 10 pro tips for arranging furniture in your home will definitely help you with the ideal arrangement of your home furniture. A completely empty room can be quite intimidating with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Roof

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Having an idea about the 5 things to consider when choosing a new roof helps in accentuating the look of your home. If you choose wisely then you will be successful in creating something that will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Interior Design Ideas for Office

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    The best interior design for office is very important for increasing the value of property and for uplifting the morale of the staff working in the office. An office is a place where the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Outdoor Modern Patio Furniture

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:43 am
    Making the choice of outdoor modern patio furniture not only means getting hold of a design that you might like, but also choosing furniture that can last for a very long span of time without losing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Revealing Natural Beauty in Your Home

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

    Melina Divani
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
      This open floor plan apartment has a pleasant, airy ambiance. White painted walls, wooden floors, and modernistic simplistic furnishings gives this living space an avant-garde appearance with a 60s appeal. The furnishings are light, easy, yet unique. A round table and chairs sit unobtrusively in the middle of the room. Large windows let in natural light, while a simple storage table, foliage, and exposed wooden beams add the perfect contrast to the simple décor. This apartment is very much in line with Feng-Shui principles. The environment is very well balanced. Movement is not…
  • Top 5 Fun and Fresh Bathroom Ideas

    Melina Divani
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
     We love bathrooms. They’re functional but a hoot to decorate and give a vibe that is completely personal, without burning a hole in your pocket. There are so many styles for bathrooms and bathroom suites out there, but here are the top 5 that really make us swoon. Geometry-inspired bathroom design Shapes can give a bathroom a fun vibe and can make a small bathroom look bigger especially if you use bright and bold colors. You can use stripes, for example, to bring movement to a bathroom without making it look too cluttered. White and green stripes give off a cool, calming effect while…
  • Light and Open Yet Cozy Loft

    Melina Divani
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Light and open loft with access to a stunning terrace. From the terrace you have a lovely view of Kungsholmen rooftops. Behind the terrace is a spacious living room with fireplace and proper dining area adjacent to the generous kitchen with very charming arched windows. Upstairs has three possible bedrooms, one with large walk-in closet. Adjacent to the bedroom area has a charming bath with tub and shower.  Via Skeppsholmen The post Light and Open Yet Cozy Loft appeared first on Decoholic.
  • 47 Best Galley Kitchen Designs

    Melina Divani
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:58 am
    The galley kitchen design is a functional kitchen design that enables you to easily reach all the areas of your kitchen with minimal walking distance. It provides a great layout for bench top space and ample cabinets, the galley kitchen design is a contemporary and modern that is the first choice of many chefs. Basic Dimensions Of A Galley Kitchen 1. Length: A galley kitchen can be of any length and you can utilize the available space more efficiently by dividing your galley kitchen into multiple work zones. The maximum length of each work zone should be 8 feet. 2. Width: The optimal distance…
  • Gorgeous Villa With Impressive Stark White Interiors

    Melina Divani
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    Villa Dafni on the greek island of Mykonos, put the “V” in villa. It is a stunning hideaway that fulfills the wildest fantasy of beauty, luxury, aesthetics, wonder, nature, and any other term similar to beatitude you can imagine. It’s simply gorgeous! The serene surroundings overlook the shimmering emerald waters of the sea. The Dafni Villa is a relaxing lavish retreat for tranquil vacations with matchless facilities and services for guest to take pleasure in. This captivating villa imbibes the essence of the environment with its impressive stark white interiors and natural white…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • 100 design london 2014: BRABBU exhibits top living room ideas

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

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

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

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

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

  • Decorating with Poufs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    This home is simply outstanding! In every inch, in every details you can feel the luxurious and stylish approach that […] The post Luxurious and Elegant Traditional Mansion Interior Design appeared first on Founterior.
  • Modern Cafe Interior Design Ideas from All Around the World

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    I love cafes! I love to spend countless hours in their cozy interiors, drinking a fresh and strong cup of […] The post Modern Cafe Interior Design Ideas from All Around the World appeared first on Founterior.
  • Home Office Design – Tips About Organizing Space

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    Everyone knows someone that usually has a lot of work to do from his own home. Sometimes even we are […] The post Home Office Design – Tips About Organizing Space appeared first on Founterior.
  • 5 Essential Items Every Home Office Should Have

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

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    Today I would like to introduce you to this top trendy flow in the interior design – using wooden Euro […] The post 20 Euro Palettes Furniture Ideas – Interior Inspiration appeared first on Founterior.
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  • Turn your cabin into a home away from home

    Wendy Weinert
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Ah, the cabin life – so peaceful and quiet. As a Minnesotan, I know many people who own and vacation in their cabins throughout the year. It’s as if their cabins are a home away from home. In order to create a homelike environment, of course, certain decorative decisions need to be made. Consider adding these five essentials to your cabin and enjoy that home-sweet-home atmosphere even when you’re on vacation. Pictures It’s very rare to walk into a home and not see pictures of family and friends. If there are photographs you love but don’t have room for in the house…
  • How to decorate a narrow hallway

    Wendy Weinert
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Every room in your home has been carefully decorated and furnished to match your exact style. But what about the hallways? In my opinion, hallways are trickier to decorate, especially if they are narrow. Keep these tips in mind before you get started. Keep it tidy Cluttered hallways make it difficult to walk from one room to another. Keep everything tidy with a hallway bench or shelves. Since you’re furnishing a narrow hallway, it’s best to look for a design that isn’t too wide. Decorate the walls Photo credit: Flickr Narrow hallways already have limited space, so why crowd…
  • 6 essentials for craft room creativity

    Wendy Weinert
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Having an entire room or area dedicated to crafts might seem unnecessary to some, but those people probably aren’t spending their afternoons or evenings working on Pinterest DIY projects. Crafting can get messy and often requires using many supplies that, when put away, occupy a lot of space. Consider setting up a craft space in your home and keep these essentials in mind when putting it together. Surface space Photo credit: Everything Etsy Almost every project you take on will require a table for surface space. Make sure the table you choose is large enough to accommodate you and your…
  • Prepare your home for back to school with these 5 ideas

    Wendy Weinert
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    School’s almost in session! Now’s the time to start preparing your home for another busy year. Here are five ways you can organize and set up your home for back-to-school success. 1. Create a homework nook Click on the picture to see how this desk flips open. A dedicated study area can help your student stay focused at home, but you don’t have to turn an entire room into a homework station. I’ve found that an unused hallway space or room corner can be the perfect spot. Be sure to provide essentials like task lighting, counter space and a comfortable chair. 2. Seek out…
  • Tricks to Sizing Your Dining Room

    Jessica Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Working for Bellacor made me realize how much there is to consider when buying furnishings for your dining room. Not only do you have to worry about budget, color, and personal taste, you also have to consider size. Figuring out the best size table and the perfectly proportioned fixture for your needs can be confusing. Here are the tips I use to direct people to their best pieces. Sizing Your Dining Table The table is the heart of the dining room. Whether you use your dining room for every meal, or only special occasions, the following tips will help you choose the most functional table for…
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  • Give Your Tables a Run for Their Money: Tips to Getting More Creative with Table Runners

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

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

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

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

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

  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

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

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

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

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

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

  • ModCloth's Cutest Things

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Pop of Color on Natural Materials: J. Heiland Interiors

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

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

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

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

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

  • London's Best Almond Croissants

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

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

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

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

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

  • Colorful Renovation Brings Old World Charm To Small Tel Aviv Apartment

    Sherry Nothingam
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Small apartments are the hardest to renovate and redecorate, with the obvious lack of space being a constant hindrance. But innovative interior designer Liat Evron is adept at shaping compact homes and filling them with a beautiful array of colors and patterns. Her distinct and original style is all about blending the historic past of a structure and the many memories that it brings with a beautiful, breezy modern style. This elegant apartment located in the heart of central Tel Aviv epitomizes the beautiful marriage of old world charm and contemporary comfort. Part of a building that was…
  • Stunning Private Home Astonishes With Luxury Wrapped In Minimalist Magic

    Sherry Nothingam
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Presenting a perfect blend of serenity, opulence and minimalist elegance, this gorgeous glass house in Oakville, Ontario was crafted by architect Guido Costantino. Presenting a sleek, contemporary appeal from the outset, the house paints a beautiful picture as the dark exterior complements the extensive use of glass in a balanced and aesthetic fashion. While the street façade of the house keeps away any prying eyes, the backyard opens up to a lavish deck space, complete with an outdoor lounge and a refreshing pool right next to it. An extensive garden around the house presents the perfect…
  • How To Keep A Clean Washing Machine

    Kate Simmons
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    This year I bought a front-loading washing machine, and I work hard to keep it mold-free. I even wipe the rubber gasket dry after each wash! Even so, there’s a musty smell that appears from time to time, and while I love the front-loading concept, I’m pretty surprised that in this day and age, washing machines so easily harbor mold and mildew. Product designers out there–find an alternative to that rubber ring! But to get back on track, today my struggle with the washing machine ends. I’ve researched some easy ways to keep this appliance tidy, and I’m sharing my…
  • Smart Eco-Sustainable Prefab House Charms With Versatile Green Goodness

    Sherry Nothingam
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sustainable design and green home architecture are much more than a mere compilation of the latest smart home technology that saves up on energy. Design, planning and the overall silhouette of the house also play a pivotal role in shaping the power and resource consumption of the structure. The gorgeous Eco-Sustainable House project by Djuric Tardio Architectes is one such smart residence that combines a variety of versatile eco-friendly features in crisp, contemporary style. Located in Antony, the southern suburbs of Paris, the innovative house is a completely prefabricated structure that…
  • Metallic Magic Meets Wooden Warmth In An Ingenious Modern Decor Fusion!

    Sherry Nothingam
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Nature-centric decor and design is currently all the rave, and while we have seen some fascinating projects and furnishings, few match the dramatic splendor of the latest lineup of tables and stools from Hilla Shamia. The ingenious product designer from Israel has come up with a new lineup of decor that creatively fuses old tree trunks with brilliant aluminum casts to shape some truly captivating creations. While most often we see a simple coming together of wood and metal, Hilla Shamia allows molten aluminum to flow into the crevices of the wood, giving this stylish collection of furnishings…
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    Leovan Design

  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

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

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

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

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

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

  • 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats

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

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

    Nick Vinken
    14 Nov 2013 | 7:15 am
    Over the past decades, the TV has gotten a prominent role in the decoration of our living rooms. The arrangement of furniture is often pointed at the the all-mighty tube, and in the evening we’re all centered around it. Some even eat their dinner in front of it. Not everyone is a big fan of this [...]Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • How To Set Up A Roommate Agreement Form

    Nick Vinken
    13 Nov 2013 | 7:23 am
    So you’ve found all the stuff you need for your new apartment and you’ve just found the perfect roommate. You’re ready to let him / her move in, but before you do that you need to ask yourself one question: how do you ensure that you and your new roommate can keep living together for [...]How To Set Up A Roommate Agreement Form is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post How To Set Up A Roommate Agreement Form appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Finding A Roommate in 3 Steps

    Nick Vinken
    8 Nov 2013 | 10:19 am
    There might be several reasons for you to share your apartment with one or multiple roommates. Maybe you can’t afford the rent on your own (maybe you’re half broke after buying all that stuff from the checklist). or maybe you just don’t want to live all by yourself and like to have some company. Living [...]Finding A Roommate in 3 Steps is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Finding A Roommate in 3 Steps appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
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    Decor Girl

  • Designer’s Favorite Source for Interior Lighting

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Tastemaker Lisa M. Smith gives her favorite source for interior lighting for every interior. Read More
  • Home Organization: Take Control Of The Drop Zone

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Whether it be the kitchen countertop or other spot, the drop zone has a magnetic pull for clutter. Take control to keep it from becoming the slop zone. Read More
  • Liqui Offers A New Turn On The Milk Churn

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

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

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    There is no need to be scared of making a mistake in the kitchen or bath with wall tile. Textured wall tile from Walker Zanger is an interior super hero. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Should You Be Sanding Your Own Floor

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

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

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

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

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

  • Log and Stone Colorado Ski Chalet with Great Room

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    Today we bring you a gallery featuring an extravagant mountainside residence in Telluride, Colorado (source:  ZillowTM Listings / Zillow DigsTM). This stone and natural wood home offers direct direct access to the local Village Bypass ski run, perfect for winter time living. The highly desirable location is within walking distance of the Mountain Village core. The residence is quietly hidden on a secluded cul-de-sac, for utmost privacy. Featuring seven bedrooms, six full and two half baths, and a luxurious, open design living and dining space, the home is structurally modern…
  • Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring – Each Has Their Own Benefits

    HS Editor
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I’m a big fan of hardwood flooring.  I’ve redone several hardwood floors, including one time removing carpet and redoing the beautiful wood floors underneath. But let me back up and tell you about a basement suite I rented after university.  The suite was beautiful.  The kitchen spectacular.  It actually had a decent amount of natural light. The problem was that the rooms above my suite were hardwood, making my suite like living inside a drum.  I heard every noise above.  It wasn’t pleasant.  Yes, the people above me (owners of the home) loved the hardwood, but it…
  • Sprawling Seattle Landmark Tudor Mansion (Renovated)

    HS Editor
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Today we bring you a gallery featuring images of the sumptuous Hainsworth Mansion, a Seattle Landmark property (source: ZillowTM Listings / Zillow DigsTM). This massive Tudor home resides in an enviable location, boasting expansive views of Elliott Bay, the Cascade Mountains, and the famed Seattle skyline. The 4 bedroom, 5 bath house has been thoroughly and thoughtfully renovated, keeping in line with the original vision with subtle updating for the foreseeable future. Luxurious foyer opens to an immense central great room, with day rooms, offices, and family rooms in its orbit.
  • 28 Outdoor & Indoor Putting Greens & Mats (Designs & Ideas)

    HS Editor
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    If you’re serious about golf, what could be better than your own private putting green? The biggest decision to make is whether to install it inside or outside of your home (or both if you want 2 of them). With your own private putting green, there’s  no need to head to the local golf course to practice your putting.  Instead do it in the comfort of your own home – so when you show up on the course, you’ll be a champ! After all, with a killer short game you can dramatically improve your golf score. Indoor putting greens used to be simple affairs: a small textured…
  • 24 Luxury Master Bathroom Designs with Soaking Tubs in the Center

    HS Editor
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Today we’re sharing our gallery of images of luxury master bathrooms centered around soaking tubs. Soaking tubs are deeper than standard bathtubs, allowing for greater immersion and comfort than is possible with a traditional bathtub. These bathtubs come in a range of appearance and capabilities. The depth of a soaking tub allows a bather to be immersed in water up to the neck while sitting upright, granting that serene comfort and relaxation a standard, shallow tub cannot provide. Soaking tubs come in several different varieties. These include garden tubs, which may be found…
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    The Grey Home

  • 15 Essential kitchen gadgets for easier tasks

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dealing with a Room You Can’t Stand

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

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

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

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

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

  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #35

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #35 Is anyone ready for Labor Day Weekend to be here? September!? Isn’t it funny that right about this time of year you can tell fall is coming? And I don’t mean by all the pins on Pinterest about Halloween already! You can just smell it in the air! I {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #35 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Milk Paint Hutch Makeover

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Milk Paint Hutch Makeover I have a lot of favorite pieces of furniture that I have painted. They come into my life and leave ever so quickly. But there is one in particular that really captured my heart. I had no idea she had so much potential. True beauty is on the inside right? Well, {Read More...} The post Milk Paint Hutch Makeover appeared first on Chic California.
  • Tour Through Blogland

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Tour Through Blogland I was so excited to be asked by my friend Ashley from 3 Little Greenwoods to take part in the Tour Through Blogland. This is a great opportunity for you to get a sneak peek into the inner workings of how things are done here at Chic California and introduce you to {Read More...} The post Tour Through Blogland appeared first on Chic California.
  • DIY Silhouette Art Using Thrift Store Frames

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    DIY Silhouette Art Using Thrift Store Frames Everything old is new again! Ain’t it the truth? I have been noticing lots of silhouette pics popping up in gallery wall displays all over Pinterest and my favorite style magazines. Some people are using vintage silhouettes from their parents or even grandparents. And some are using new {Read More...} The post DIY Silhouette Art Using Thrift Store Frames appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #34

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #34 Welcome back to another link party! For those of you who are wondering what a link party is, here is the 411. It’s a place that other bloggers can list their recent posts and where you get to see what’s going on in the blogging world. It’s not just {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #34 appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Siamoises Mentana-Boyer by Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    Siamoises Mentana-Boyer is a project completed by Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement. It is located in Montreal, Canada and was finished in 2013. Photos by: Steve MontpetitMore...
  • Nomads

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    Nomads is a sophisticated apartment located in Berlin, Germany. Its extensive use of charcoal gray give it a mature sense of elegance. The apartment is currently available for short-term rent. Photos courtesy of Suite 030More...
  • Maida Vale Residence by Staffan Tollgard Design Group

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Maida Vale Residence is a private home designed by Staffan Tollgard Design Group. It is located in London, England. Photos courtesy of Staffan Tollgard Design GroupMore...
  • Mansion in The Hague by Remy Meijers

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Mansion in The Hague is a residential project completed by Remy Meijers in 2013. Located in The Hague, The Netherlands, the interior is done in pristine shades of white and gray, giving it a sense of serenity and space. Mansion in The Hague by Remy Meijers: “The French owners of this house on the outskirts of The Hague enjoy a light surrounding. That was the starting point for the renovation..More...
  • Fairbairn Road by Inglis Architects

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Fairbairn Road is a private home located in Melbourne, Australia. It was designed by Inglis Architects in 2013. Fairbairn Road by Inglis Architects: “The site on which the house was built presented it’s own set of intricacies and opportunities. The narrow site is bound by houses on either side but is fortunate to face parks at both the front and the rear. This rare find in inner city Melbourne is..More...
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  • Style and Clear Elegance at Vale dos Cristais Residence

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    This Brazilian villa project is located on an uphill slot near the city of Nova Lima. Its location predetermines – first the great view over the city and secondly an architectural solution that searches the best harmonizing structure whit minimum topography interference. The architects from Anastasia Arquitetos succeed in preserving the natural indoor – outdoor float, the integration between the internal and external areas and the correlation with the surrounding. Read the rest of Style and Clear Elegance at Vale dos Cristais Residence originally posted on ©…
  • Color Carpeting with Glossy Effects by Object Carpet

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Solid-color carpeting with glossy effects by Object Carpet. They surprise us with a new and stylish collection that showcases a different perspective on trends in flooring. They are looking for contrast in colors and materials away from minimalism, near to modernism. You want color; they give it to you. The range of creative interplay between colours in the RUGX BE DIFFERENT collection – sometimes unconventionally trendy in neon, sometimes subtle in pastel shades. Read the rest of Color Carpeting with Glossy Effects by Object Carpet originally posted on ©…
  • Seafront House as Paradise Retreat at Thailand

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    This is not a tropical tourist village as it may seam at first – it’s  a seafront vacation villa of a Hong Kong businessman who commissioned Duangrit Bunnag Architects to create his paradise – retreat from the city commotion, on this old pine – tree forest land. The property consists of five dispersed villas, for the owner’s family and his guests, and all of the buildings are thematically linked with each other and physically connected by wooden deck terrace. Preserving as much it’s possible from the trees and nature and fully embracing the beautiful natural…
  • Bedroom Design Idea by Studio Tolicci

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Interior designer Tomas Belica from Studio Tolicci designed the bedroom, and turn it in to comfortable and pleasant space. Read the rest of Bedroom Design Idea by Studio Tolicci originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Sophisticated and Elegant Pearl Bay Residence

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Contemporary architectural construct by Gavin Maddock Design Studio, with vast open spaces, filled with natural light and most magnificent sea views. The Pearl – Bay residence is located on west coast, near Cape Town but with its white walls and textures, woven bamboo partitions and skylights it has a certain reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Nested between the dunes and bordering the nearby natural reserve this modernist building offers the fusion of spectacular natural views, contemporary art and classic comfort. Sea vacation time – in its full glory! The materials choice…
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  • I am fascinated with this interior

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
     But the only thing I succeeded to find about it is that this is a photo by William Abranowicz: I think that this is a perfect mix of modern and classic elegance. Does anyone know something... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Decoration is about details

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    An inspiring rug, a beautiful pillow, bright accent piece - each one of these is sure to make your room special. You just have to choose the proper one :) No matter what style you prefer - sometimes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Clever design solutions

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    As interior designer I value good design and clever functional solutions. Today I found the great work of London-based studio Quinn Architects and want to share with you some of their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beautiful Fusion of Styles

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:52 pm
    I like it when modern designers do not just copy ancient traditions and design ideas, but transform them in a modern way and setting: Restaurant Horn Please, Melbourne, Australia Dariel Studio... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Designer lighting for your home

    23 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Lighting can transform any space - even without any other changes. Just one beautiful centerpiece can make your room interesting and inviting. And in the evening the magic of light adds its powerful... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Teapigs & Jansen+Co Mug Competition!

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

    Cat How
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    American ceramicist Ben Fiess creates some of the most beautiful jars I’ve seen. Made with a four-part construction that uses two cork plugs and a contrasting rubber band to close the jar, they are about 4.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide. They come in a range of creamy colours and pastel shades with flecks, specks and pretty imperfections produced by iron oxides and carbonates. Whilst at Indiana University, Ben developed his idiosyncratic from of ‘ceramic chemistry’ – and has a broader curiosity of many materials and the perception of them, constantly…
  • WIN A Limited Edition Minirig Portable Speaker worth £100!

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

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

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

  • 4 Swimming pools that are calling you!

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

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

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

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

    Interior Habit
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    Light is the most important element in designing any new room, so it is worth considering the method of getting natural light into your room as much as possible. These examples of glass doors, windows and other glazing should give you some inspiration for your own home ideas. We have focused on industrial designs, ranging from thin metal framed glazing to minimalist 3m glass panels. Enjoy!…
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  • 10 Gorgeous Black and White Patio Design Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

  • Modern Nursery Furniture Sets

    sarah ramdan
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Modern High Gloss nursery furniture set, stunning By Resolution: 500 x 500 · 43 kB · jpeg Size: 500 x 500 · 43 kB · jpeg Another ideas of modern nursery furniture sets:
  • Modern High End Furniture

    sarah ramdan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Modern Furniture | High End Accessories | Custom Furniture | Living in By Resolution: 736 x 465 · 62 kB · jpeg Size: 736 x 465 · 62 kB · jpeg Another ideas of modern high end furniture:
  • Modern Outdoor Furniture

    sarah ramdan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    Modern outdoor furniture designs ideas. By Resolution: 789 x 525 · 142 kB · jpeg Size: 789 x 525 · 142 kB · jpeg Another ideas of modern outdoor furniture:
  • Home Interior Interior Design Living Room Ideas

    sarah ramdan
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
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  • Modern Furniture Indianapolis

    sarah ramdan
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    Indianapolis: MID CENTURY DANISH MODERN Pair of Lounge Chairs AWSOME By Resolution: 600 x 450 · 50 kB · jpeg Size: 600 x 450 · 50 kB · jpeg Another ideas of modern furniture indianapolis:
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    Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas

  • Getting over-excited about bits of string

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

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

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

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

    Jenna Crotty
    18 May 2014 | 3:44 am
    Our moving day fast approaches – boxes of our possessions line the hall, our landlord is in the living room quizzing prospective tenants about their lives and strangers are walking around my home. It’s a strange feeling when people you don’t know are walking around your home looking in every room, but that’s part and […] The post 10 Questions to Ask a Landlord When Viewing a Property to Rent appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
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  • Get the Lighting Featured on Property Brothers: August 27

    Emma Harger
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    The Atlanta-based run of Property Brothers on HGTV ended last night with a stylish home for single mom Dionna, her son Kivi and her best friend Natasha. After a bout of drama regarding actually getting the house (it had been gutted by thieves who stole copper wiring and plumbing pipes, another offer was initially accepted and then the offer fell through), Jonathan and his crew set off to work giving this family a nice place to live. Dionna even arranged it so that there would be a comfortable guest room for Natasha since the house was not near her home. Kivi got a very grown-up and…
  • Spa Bathroom Lighting Ideas and Inspirations with Archway Construction

    Emma Harger
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    The idea of the bathroom as a stylish, well-designed and secluded place to go relax and let the day melt away is a very popular one. For example, there are nearly 568,000 pictures on Houzz of “spa bathroom”! A spa bathroom is a way to bring the secluded and peaceful idea of a spa right into your own home! Even a quick pop into the bathroom to wash your face or have a short shower feels like an indulgent treat in a bathroom like this one above, which is from our friends at Chicago’s Archway Construction. Some great spa bathroom lighting ideas are on display in the picture…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – August 22

    Emma Harger
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    This week’s edition of Design Inspirations truly runs the gamut. You’ll find a way to explore museum exhibits, history lessons, childlike fun, cement with a surprise in it, great-looking menus and a basketball court that looks great but can also help improve your game. It’s Friday! Let’s have some fun!   Google Cultural Institute from Google Cultural Institute Google does a lot. (That previous sentence just might be the most understated one you’ll read in a list article this year–or, in fact, any article). Much of it is criminally underutilized, but…
  • Fabulous Friday: Savoy House Glass Orb

    Emma Harger
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    I saw this picture of a gorgeous kitchen posted to the Facebook page of fellow Atlanta-based company Construction Resources, Inc. Their main focus is on the grand super white quartzite countertop shown above, which is indeed incredible to look at and required a little special treatment to even bring inside the house. Offset with white cabinetry, a gray island, black countertops and that cool gray mosaic backsplash, it creates a very sleek and stylish overall look. After ogling the countertop, though, my eyes went up–as they often do–to the lights. Those pendants look familiar,…
  • Get the Lighting Featured on Property Brothers: August 20

    Emma Harger
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Nadine, Greg, their growing family and Greg’s beloved oversize couch Gabriela were in need of a bigger and more comfortable home. Greg especially wanted a space where he could go and rest after undergoing chemotherapy for his cancer. (We all wish him the best and hope he is doing well!) Did the Property Brothers provide them just that? Of course they did! It took some protracted back-and-forth with the bank, but eventually the family got their new home. Plus, unlike in last week’s episode, no ceilings caved in on anyone during the renovation process, which is always good. At one…
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  • Making Stairways Safe with Stair Runners

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

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

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

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

    Sandy Henderson
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    In the heart of the Virginia countryside, there’s a small historic town called Farmville that combines the convenience of big-city shopping with the enjoyment of small-town hospitality. Farmville boasts a wealth of natural, historical, cultural, recreational and educational resources.  You can stroll down turn-of-the-century Main Street, with blocks and blocks of irresistible small shops – […] The post Discover Farmville VA – An Ideal Location for Shopping, History, and Recreation appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • You’re Gonna Die, Read This Before You Do

    Alycia Wicker
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee I’ve got some bad news. Are you sitting down? Alright, this is going to be tough to hear, but I feel it’s my duty to tell you. You’re going to die. I don’t know when, I’m no doctor here. I just know that each of us will die. (Stop rolling your eyes – there’s a […] The post You’re Gonna Die, Read This Before You Do appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Don’t Let “Only If” Be Your Legacy

    Alycia Wicker
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee I just launched Designer DNA and early enrollment is ending. The price is going up and the goodies are saying “Adios”. If you’d like to see what it’s all about and how it could be a game changer for your design business click here >> Designer DNA Early Enrollment In the mean time, I’d like […] The post Don’t Let “Only If” Be Your Legacy appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • My Shocking Philosophy Of How To Be A Successful Interior Designer

    Alycia Wicker
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Mupplebee Warning: This post may piss you off. I had a post up on Facebook that led to my email list opt-in on how to get interior design clients. It’s a pretty successful freebie opt in training for my list building activities. After all, interior designers want to know how to get clients. Then there was […] The post My Shocking Philosophy Of How To Be A Successful Interior Designer appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • If You’re Website Isn’t Growing, Maybe You Aren’t Either

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

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

  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

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

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

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

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

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

  • Casa das historias Paula Rego – House of Tales Paula Rego – Cascais – Portugal – Eduardo Souto Moura

    Alex Brás
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Who is Paula Rego? Dame Paula Rego (born 16 January 1935) is a Portuguese and British visual artist who is particularly well known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. Rego’s style has evolved from abstract towards representational, and she has favoured pastels over oils for much of her career. Her work often reflects an aggressive […]
  • PMG plans a new $35M residencial development in Chicago

    Alex Brás
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
  • Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral – Best place for Spacial Sight Seeing

    Alex Brás
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
      In Cape Canaveral there’s a saying that goes: “Space is only a vertical line away”. Exploration Tower is an unique landmark standing in Port Canaveral, offer prime view to all the space launches that occur, around 10 miles to the south, in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and  Kennedy Space Center. The Exploration Tower opened in November 2013 and […]
  • 192 Shoreham Street office – award winner design architect in london by Project Orange

    Alex Brás
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    Rehabilitation is an interesting word. Something that is broken or useless or ugly (or maybe the three) is given a purpose. Having said that, meet Project Orange. You probably already now them from one of their projects ( suggestion n.1, suggestion n.2 ) 192 Shoreham Street however, is truly overwhelming. It used to be an industrial building for and old steal […]
  • The Residences at W New York – Downtown -123 Washington Street, NYC

    Alex Brás
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:32 am
    Taking place at The Residences at W New York – Downtown (123 Washington Street, NYC) on the building’s penthouse floors (55thand 56th floors), 22 designers have transformed 10 residences and was led by design chairs are Richard Mishaan and Alexa Hampton.  The show house, which runs through June 29, was created in support of the new […]
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  • How Long Does the Interior Design Process Take?

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

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

    Alison Sorensen
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Have you been asking yourself the question, “Do I need an interior designer?”  If you have, how DO you know if you need one.  Well, for starters there are probably some people out there that have no sense of style at all when it comes to interiors.  It’s not always their fault, to others it comes more naturally.  For most though, I think people have a good sense of style but the problem is they don’t know how to put it all together.  Sometimes they may like something that doesn’t necessarily go with something else they’ve picked out.  Or you could be…
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