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  • remarkable decorative trays anybody?

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    themodernsybarite
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Few things in home decorating are as versatile as great decorative trays. I use them constantly in my projects to inject a little bit of personality into spaces. They are great for adding color and texture and also help to … Continue reading →This post remarkable decorative trays anybody? first appeared on
  • Luminous 3 Bedroom Apartment Flaunting Modern Scandinavian Style

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    Ada Teicu
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    How do you choose your 3 bedroom apartment design? Maybe you fell in love with the modern Scandinavian style and that’s exactly why this apartment will inspire you. Beautifully distributed, the interior spaces of this Denmark penthouse apartment convey a feeling of home. Enhanced by light coming from attic windows, the calming Scandinavian design reigns all over. Luminous social spaces include the living room and dining area separated by a bio-ethanol fireplace and a cooking zone tucked beyond the dining table, under a slanted wall. This penthouse apartment seen on Dan Bolig…
  • The Rockwell Collection by The Water Monopoly

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    Ali Morris
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    London-based brand The Water Monopoly has launched the Rockwell Collection - including a bath, available with or without feet, cross head taps, levers and shower fittings. The Rockwell Collection brings accents of colour to bathroom fittings. The Rockwell line is available in a choice of four Fifties-inspired pastel tones including blue, green, grey and lilac, as well as a bright orange and red, a classic black, white and five metal finishes. The color options are interchangeable and can be mixed and matched to compliment or contrast with the bathroom’s interior scheme. Made from…
  • Robus by Stylex

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    Alicita Rodriguez
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Designed for conference and desking situations, Robus is a new executive office chair by Stylex. Available in high and mid-back models, Robus features a faceted sewing detail on the seat that serves as a design feature and provides “a significant level of passive ergonomics.” Versatile Conference & Desking Chair This elegant task chair supports users engaged in many types of work, including “long meetings, heads-down deskwork, and light computing.” Robus includes of a forward position knee-tilt mechanism with tilt-lock control and pneumatic height adjustment. Integrated molded…
  • Print and Pattern at London Design Festival: Top Five

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    Ali Morris
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Spotted across walls, floors and ceilings, this year’s London Design Festival was full of inspiring prints and patterns. Here we highlight five of the best decorative surfaces seen across the city during last week’s events. At London’s Decorex show, Eley Kishimoto launched its first ever hand printed wallpaper collection at Decorex. The studio re-worked seminal prints from it’s extensive archive to create a striking collection of 12 graphic wallpapers all made in Brixton, London. Made up of three vibrant yet refined knitted upholstery textiles Alfredo Häberli’s…
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  • New Scaled-Down ILBAGNOALESSI One Series Basins by Laufen

    Alicita Rodriguez
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Due to high customer demand in the United States, Swiss bathroom design company Laufen is introducing two smaller versions of its popular ILBAGNOALESSI One series basins. Designed by Stefano Giovannoni and known by the nickname “Tuna,” the ILBAGNOALESSI One series basins offer a truly unique shape. The organic asymmetry brings a dynamic sense of fluidity. Unique Shape Gives Tuna Basin Its Famous Nickname Available with left or right-facing installations, the new additions to the ILBAGNOALESSI One series will allow for greater design opportunities in residential and commercial projects. A…
  • Nomadic Light by EK Design

    Ali Morris
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Designed by Katharina Eisenkoeck of EK Design, the ‘Nomadic’ lamps are inspired by early 20th century travel items such as leather flasks, suitcases and armoury. Designed as a family of three, Katharina Eisenkoeck’s portable Nomadic Lamps feature concrete shades and structured handles made from boiled leather. Drawing parallels between these vintage items and the nomadic lifestyles that people lead today, Eisenkoeck designed the cordless Nomadic lamps as modern lanterns that can be carried around and used in a variety of different positions. The lamps’ angled leather…
  • The Rockwell Collection by The Water Monopoly

    Ali Morris
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    London-based brand The Water Monopoly has launched the Rockwell Collection - including a bath, available with or without feet, cross head taps, levers and shower fittings. The Rockwell Collection brings accents of colour to bathroom fittings. The Rockwell line is available in a choice of four Fifties-inspired pastel tones including blue, green, grey and lilac, as well as a bright orange and red, a classic black, white and five metal finishes. The color options are interchangeable and can be mixed and matched to compliment or contrast with the bathroom’s interior scheme. Made from…
  • Print and Pattern at London Design Festival: Top Five

    Ali Morris
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Spotted across walls, floors and ceilings, this year’s London Design Festival was full of inspiring prints and patterns. Here we highlight five of the best decorative surfaces seen across the city during last week’s events. At London’s Decorex show, Eley Kishimoto launched its first ever hand printed wallpaper collection at Decorex. The studio re-worked seminal prints from it’s extensive archive to create a striking collection of 12 graphic wallpapers all made in Brixton, London. Made up of three vibrant yet refined knitted upholstery textiles Alfredo Häberli’s…
  • Robus by Stylex

    Alicita Rodriguez
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Designed for conference and desking situations, Robus is a new executive office chair by Stylex. Available in high and mid-back models, Robus features a faceted sewing detail on the seat that serves as a design feature and provides “a significant level of passive ergonomics.” Versatile Conference & Desking Chair This elegant task chair supports users engaged in many types of work, including “long meetings, heads-down deskwork, and light computing.” Robus includes of a forward position knee-tilt mechanism with tilt-lock control and pneumatic height adjustment. Integrated molded…
 
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  • Blogger Burnout: Finding an Answer in the Problem

    Grace Bonney
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last week I got an email from my station manager at Heritage Radio asking me what I thought of the “big blogger burnout” story in the New York Times. I hadn’t seen the story, so I immediately clicked over to see what all the fuss was about. Before I could get to the bottom of the page I had a handful of other emails, Tweets and Facebook messages about the article sitting in my inbox asking whether or not I thought it was a) accurate b) fair and c) a finished story. The article revolves around the bloggers from Young House Love, John and Sherry Petersik, and their…
  • 10 Quotable Biz Ladies To Keep You Motivated

    Stephanie
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    As we enter the last quarter of the year, it can be so easy to take a backseat to your business and just let it coast into the new year…or maybe that’s just me. I’ve often found that the last three months of the year prove to be the most trying for keeping on a steady business track, with all of the holidays and events that come with this season. So if there is anything I can do to keep me moving forward, I cling to it like the last Thanksgiving biscuit! I thought it might be helpful and inspiring to collect 10 more inspiring quotes from our incredible and eclectic group of…
  • Biz Ladies: Improving Sales by Understanding Conversion Rate

    Stephanie
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s always exciting to see that people are enjoying your products, services and blog enough to visit your site regularly, but the real question always is how to convert those viewers into customers. So today we are getting a detailed introduction on how to improve your sales by better understanding conversion rates by the lovely Arianne Foulks of Aeolidia. Arianne breaks down – in such easy-to-follow instructions – all of the figures, data and information you will need to help determine and understand your conversion rate, and then apply it to gaining those customers…
  • Bilbao, Spain City Guide

    Stephanie
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Just the name of the region – “Basque Country” – evokes scenes of rolling hills, gorgeous people dining al fresco, and a calm serenity of the sea…among many other glamorous things. While I’ve never personally been, Basque Country native, Patricia Palacios, confirms my visions and shares the many gems the city of Bilbao (part of the Basque region) has to offer. After traveling extensively throughout the world, she is back home in the Basque Country, working on her latest project, Eusko Guide, a travel guide dedicated to promoting this special and little…
  • A Catskills Vacation Home Designed with Friends & Family in Mind

    Amy Azzarito
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    We’ve been sharing the work of Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. since 2010, and they are certainly one of my favorite designing couples. They have a casual, laid-back approach to decorating that emphasizes DIY and found objects so their projects never feel unattainable – in fact, I’m usually bookmarking ideas to try myself (Yes please, lion-head towel holder.). The owners purchased this late 18th century Catskills house to serve as a vacation retreat from their New York City life. They brought Tara and Percy in to design a big, creative retreat for…
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  • Room of the Day: A Piece of Manhattan Inspires a Brooklyn Apartment (4 photos)

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    From the towering trees of the forest to the solid mountains and the infinite expanse of the ocean, nature influences designers and homeowners. We frame views, choose colors and build homes to honor these anonymous masterpieces. Engineered constructions, though less pristine, can be just as impressive,...
  • Houzz Products: Stock Your Kitchen for Autumn (49 photos)

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Fall begins with a crispness in the air, leaves beginning to change color and apples ripening on the trees. And with the new season also comes a natural desire to gather a bit closer to the hearth and home. Get prepared to dish up your favorite autumn recipes, from warming soups and stews to hearty salads,...
  • Great Design Plant: Northern Maidenhair Fern Softens Shade Gardens (3 photos)

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    A successful shade garden relies more on textures and shapes than perhaps any other type of garden. In shady nooks, where a profusion of blossoms is rare and almost an unwelcome intrusion into serenity, ferns rule the roost. While some fern species have long, spiky fronds to add structure and lift the...
  • Kilim, Flokati, Beni Ourain, Boucherouite: What’s the Difference? (10 photos)

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    From flat weave to shaggy, all natural or a riot of colors, these rugs are all hot with decorators — but which is which? If you’re on the hunt for a new rug, this mini guide to four types of popular rugs is here to help.
  • Room of the Day: Pool House Welcomes Guests in Style (11 photos)

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    When you live somewhere that people love to visit, and you like to entertain, what better solution than a pool house with an outdoor kitchen that doubles as the guest quarters? The team at Acorn Garden Houses designed, built and styled this Australian...
 
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  • In Memory Of Inga Lorig

    decor8
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    You know when something happens that rips out your heart? Tragic, confused, your tears won’t stop pouring down your face? All in a span of seconds, this just happened to me. I was playing with my baby and decided to step away for a moment to check my email. And there I found the most painful news. One of my students and a fellow blogger, Inga Lorig from Glomery Lane, passed away yesterday — cancer took her from us. I’ve been blogging for 9 years and never had to say goodbye to a blogger, it’s a first for me, and truly heartbreaking. Too young to die – too…
  • WhatWeDo Prints + Faunascapes

    decor8
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Plywood is trending at the moment in home interiors, have you noticed? That’s why I have to show you something very cool that I came across called WhatWeDo in the online shop of Lys Vintage, which I frequent on a regular basis since first meeting Simone (the owner) many years ago. I love the style of her shop because her interiors taste is really great and current — I get excited to see what she’s stocking next. That’s why when I came across Copenhagen-based multidisciplinary design studio and product agency, WhatWeDo, in her shop before I had Aidan well I…
  • When Blogging Becomes a Slog – Your Opinion?

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    25 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    So I read this article, When Blogging Becomes a Slog, over on The New York Times today (thanks for sharing, Gregory!) and I wasn’t sure what to think other than bless writer Steven Kurutz for shedding light on the topic to the outside world. Yet for those of us blogging (who number into the thousands), well we have battled with all of what he speaks of and more for years. Yet when you read about it in The Times it suddenly feels like it’s hot-off-the-presses brand new. But again, it’s not. Blogger burn out, sponsored content love/hate, feeling overwhelmed, post…
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  • Ai Weiwei’s Spectacular Chinese Dragon Flies Through the Air at Alcatraz Prison

    Mike Chino
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    An enormous dragon has roosted in the rafters of San Francisco’s decaying Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary – and this past weekend it broke free for the opening of @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. Ai Weiwei teamed up with traditional Chinese craftsmen to create the jaw-dropping paper dragon, which winds its way throughout the New Industries Building at the fabled former prison. Its colorful scales are interspersed with symbols from over 30 countries with histories of restricting civil liberties and quotes from prisoners of conscience that convey a powerful message about personal…
  • California Just Signed the Nation’s First State-Level Plastic Bag Ban Into Law!

    Lidija Grozdanic
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    California Governor Jerry Brown just signed the nation’s first state-level ban on plastic bags into law! Several cities across the United States have already outlawed plastic grocery bags, but this is the first time a bag ban has been signed into law on the state level. The new measure is a big step forward for waste reduction and the preservation of the environment, and it sends a clear signal to consumers and manufacturers about the consequences of using non-renewable materials for packaging. Read the rest of California Just Signed the Nation’s First State-Level Plastic Bag Ban…
  • Seattle’s Stream Belmont Apartment Complex is the Latest in Upscale Sustainable Living

    Bridgette Meinhold
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Read the rest of Seattle’s Stream Belmont Apartment Complex is the Latest in Upscale Sustainable Living Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", capital hill, capital hill apartments, eco apartments, eco design, green architecture, Green Building, green design, net zero, net zero carbon footprint, nk architects, Seattle, stream belmont, stream real estate, sustainable apartments, Sustainable Building, sustainable design
  • WWF Report: Wild Vertebrate Populations Have Dropped 52% Since 1970

    Beverley Mitchell
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    The World Wildlife Fund‘s annual Living Planet Report surveys over 10,000 representative populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The 2014 report has just been released and it shows populations of wild vertebrate species declined 52 percent between 1970 and 2010. The report points the finger at habitat loss and destruction and the exploitation of animal populations as the primary causes of the die-off. The effects of climate change are also having a significant impact and are anticipated to have an even greater impact in the future. While the WWF admits the…
  • Zinc-Clad Leaning House Tilts Upwards to Let in Buckets of Sunlight

    Ana Lisa
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    Read the rest of Zinc-Clad Leaning House Tilts Upwards to Let in Buckets of Sunlight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Daylighting, green design, korea, Leaning House, maximizing natural light, Praud, south korea, south korean design, sustainable design, tilted house, weekend retreat, zinc-clad home
 
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  • Why You’ll Fall In Love With The Green Architecture Trend

    Tara Mastroeni
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Sustainable architecture is becoming more and more accessible to the residential market. Image Via: Duket Architects Planners A few decades ago, the concept of sustainable architecture was reserved for a small niche market. No one outside of the most diehard nature-fanatics would have given it a second thought, much less sought out ways to make their own homes more eco friendly. Today, however, it seems exactly the opposite. Companies are chomping at the bit to create the most sustainable building of them all. This isn’t a coincidence. Sustainability is a smart decision. These structures…
  • Scandinavian Apartment Jazzed Up By Industrial Design Elements

    Lavinia
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    We got used to Swedish homes displaying unassuming comfortable decors, with a cheerful vibe throughout. Comparing to what we usually publish, this Scandinavian apartment is downright “irreverent”. It is exactly this original twist that made it share it further. Envisioned by architect Denis Krasikov, the renderings below depict a spacious home jazzed up by industrial elements. The loft (to be developed in Murmansk, Russia) is bright and spacious due to its large windows, high ceilings and clever decorating scheme. An intriguing visual effect is achieved by contrasting gray tones…
  • New Wooden House Extending Living Outdoors Salutes Modern Family Life

    Ada Teicu
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    A new wooden house can invoke the fascination of rural life while compacting all the necessities of a modern family life within a sequence of spaces. Living in the city often means dreaming about a swimming pool and poolside terrace where the sunny seasons are sprinkled with happiness and precious family and friends time. And when the building you call home displays a contemporary appeal from the front and offers privacy in the back, then it’s definitely a dream home. Occupying a total of 170 square meters, this House in Colmar, France was imagined by ideaa architectures as a…
  • Enchanting Farmhouse Design in the Heart of Texas by Magnolia Homes

    Lavinia
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    Chip and Joanna from Magnolia Homes shared photos of their home with readers worldwide, which is how we found out about this enchanting farmhouse in Texas, United States. After moving from one dwelling to another, the couple decided on settling down and building their dream crib. They purchased a wrecked farmhouse and spent a year and a half renovating it: “My main priority was to open up the main living, dining, and kitchen area. We also finished out the upstairs and created a nice size family room, a guest bedroom and craft room. It took several months to get all my ideas on paper…
  • Luminous 3 Bedroom Apartment Flaunting Modern Scandinavian Style

    Ada Teicu
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    How do you choose your 3 bedroom apartment design? Maybe you fell in love with the modern Scandinavian style and that’s exactly why this apartment will inspire you. Beautifully distributed, the interior spaces of this Denmark penthouse apartment convey a feeling of home. Enhanced by light coming from attic windows, the calming Scandinavian design reigns all over. Luminous social spaces include the living room and dining area separated by a bio-ethanol fireplace and a cooking zone tucked beyond the dining table, under a slanted wall. This penthouse apartment seen on Dan Bolig…
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  • Travel Across the Australian Outback with This Book

    allie@dwell.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Travel Across the Australian Outback with This Book Written by  Allie Weiss September 29, 2014 A spread from Inside Tracks featuring Smolan's photograph of Davidson in the Australian outback. Image courtesy of Inside Tracks. A Kickstarter campaign aims to fund Inside Tracks, a smartphone-enabled coffee table book following Robyn Davidson’s legendary 1,700-mile trek across the Australian Outback. Photojournalist Rick Smolan followed Davidson for nearly three months of her nine-month journey for National Geographic, which ran the photos in a 32-page spread in 1978. The images show…
  • Danish Design in Copenhagen Micro-Neighborhood Paper Island

    Kelsey Keith
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Danish Design in Copenhagen Micro-Neighborhood Paper Island Written by  Kelsey Keith Photos by  Jonas Bjerre-Polsen September 29, 2014Norm Architects retrofitted an old warehouse in an up-and-coming enclave of the Copenhagen harbor for Danish furniture company &Tradition. &Tradition's lounge and pouf from the Fly Lounge Series by Space Copenhagen, shown in the company's new showroom, converted from an old warehouse in Copenhagen's Papirøen. The glass pendant is Mega Blub SR2 designed by Sofie Refer. Architect  Norm Architects Most Copenhagen residents, if they've visited…
  • Explore the Modern Workplace at Dwell on Design NY

    Diana Budds
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Explore the Modern Workplace at Dwell on Design NY Written by  Diana Budds September 29, 2014At Dwell on Design NY, Cornell University professor Franklin Becker and Brooklyn-based architect Kulapat Yantrasast delve into the zeitgeist of modern workspace design. By exploring the intersection of technology, behavior, and design, Becker and Yantrasast dissect the latest trends to see what advancements are making work lives easier. View Slideshow Join us on Thursday, October 9, at 12:00 p.m., for our panel on the Modern Workplace. The talk, which features Franklin D. Becker, a professor at…
  • Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM

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    26 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM Written by  Allie Weiss September 26, 2014A panel at Dwell on Design NY will explore how tech-forward teaching and learning is changing how we conceptualize academic spaces. Joining the discussion is Colin Koop from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, who led the construction of The New School's University Center. Click through the slideshow to see the building, along with other educational spaces that Koop has helped transform. View Slideshow The University Center of the New School, which opened in early 2014, includes a variety of energy-saving features.
  • Shop This Designer-Curated Book Fair

    Kelsey Keith
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Shop This Designer-Curated Book Fair Written by  Kelsey Keith September 25, 2014Dwell on Design New York presents a one-stop-shop book fair curated by Designers & Books. Steve Kroeter, founder of the curated resource Designers & Books will be on hand at Dwell on Design NY with a select group of architecture and design publishers. Expanding on the idea of his online book fair, in which readers can browse and buy the top design titles, Designers & Books will supply Dwell on Design with a fount of reading material covering everything from public space to technology in schools to…
 
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  • Magnet 6

    Katie
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    These knob-like wooden things are magnets. Or, rather, these knob-like wooden things have magnets embedded within their rounded ends, to be precise. I bet you an imaginary nickel that these set of 6 magnets would look much nicer than any plastic magnets you’ve got hanging around, and I’d probably be right, unless you have some really cool plastic magnets that I don’t know about. Unlikely, but entirely possible. Apologies in advance, but it appears that this retailer is based in Singapore, so if you’re located elsewhere you might need to pay a shipping fee. Set of 6…
  • Hanging Ring Perpetual Calendar

    Katie
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    If you like the idea of a perpetual calendar, then add this Hanging Ring Calendar to your list of considerations. Change the date by rotating the rings and visually experience the cyclical nature of our calendar system. It would be an interesting accent on a wall in an office, living area, or even a kid’s room (if the child was old enough not to attempt to use the rings as frisbees). Designed by Sebastian Bergne / L’ATELIER d’exercises Laser cut from sheet mdf with white melamine surface. Dimensions: 17.52″ H x 14.76″ W x 1.57″ D Made in: France Holding…
  • Bookman Clip-On Reflectors

    Katie
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    What are you looking at? Reflectors. Why should you care? Because it’s the end of September, and, in North America, that means it’s getting darker earlier in the evening, and you’re hard to see when you’re out running, biking, or walking your dog. These reflectors from Bookman are sort of special because they clip on with a magnet. Add one or two on in a snap- to your jacket, to your dog’s leash, to your bike, you name it. That makes it super easy to remain visible to other people (and those people in vehicles) when you’re out and about no matter what…
  • Mark’s Notebook Calendars

    Katie
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Okay, don’t freak out, it’s just a calendar for 2015. You still have three whole months left until the new year rolls around, which is plenty of time to get your ducks in a row, so to speak. This past year I’ve kept my months organized by using one of Mark’s Notebook Calendars, and I’ll probably repeat the habit next year. There’s three different sizes- small, medium, and large- and it’s satisfyingly slim. Front-facing pages display the current month plus there’s just one yearly plan page- nothing else to weigh you down. Available from Omoi…
  • Teaball Teapot

    Katie
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    As a self-proclaimed tea junkie, it’s difficult to describe just how important certain tools in the tea making process can be. If you’re dealing in loose tea, some infusers can be irritating in that they’re hard to clean, and, if they’re hard to clean, you’ll probably get fed up and not use them anymore (which is the case with several infusers in my top kitchen drawer at the moment). Now, this Teaball Teapot is easy to clean- it has a removable stainless steel infuser- but it also looks extremely nice to hold and use, and I’d say that’s almost as (if…
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  • Central Courtyards Connect Historic + Contemporary Design

    Delana
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    In southeastern Slovenia, a small region known as Bela Krajina or White Carniola sits among birch forests, karst hills, and sprawling vineyards. It is in this picturesque setting that architects 3biro set about building this home, a blend of traditional and contemporary Slovenian design. The building site was large and flat, and the client wished to constrain the building to a single story. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Central Triangular Courtyard Unifies Modern Japanese Home Double Courtyards Flood Modern Cube House with Light Creative…
  • Forget Multi-Tasking: Spectacularly Specialized Utensils

    Delana
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It seems safe to say that, outside of a finishing school or royal dinner, most of us stick with the basic silverware set for meals. Fork, spoon, butter knife, and maybe a sharp knife. Maybe even a salad fork if we want to get very fussy. But there was a time when silverware sets included an absurd number of devices, the functions of which were all but indiscernible to the casual user. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Chop Sticks + Silverware: Creative Combination Utensils More Than a Spork: All-in-One Utensil Includes Chopsticks Composting Utensils…
  • Rolling Lounge Chair is Like an Upholstered Wheelbarrow

    Delana
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Unless you want to tire yourself out and put some serious strain on your furniture, you and most other humans just sit in whatever chairs are already in the room. The Rapide, designed by ONEMANDUO for Estonian furniture company Borg is a lounge chair that you can easily roll just about anywhere you want to take it. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Knit Leather & Wood Contemporary Lounge Chair Design Teeter Totter for One? Long Cantilevered Lounge Chair Hypetex: Lightweight Lounge Chair Made of Carbon Fiber Lounge Chair is a Little Bit…
  • Enchanting Fairytale Home Built Over the Course of 26 Years

    Delana
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    When someone says "we're building our dream home," they typically mean hiring an architect and a team of builders to design and build the project. For Chris Martin of Bloomington, Indiana, that meant building thoughtfully and mindfully over the course of 26 years. Martin began his project in the late 1980s, using equipment that he purchased and doing all of the work himself. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Frank L. Wright House Finally Built 74 Years After Creation Outsider Architecture: 1 Man + 30 Years + 20,000 Sq Ft = Straw, Sticks &…
  • Minimalist iPad Stand Props Screen at 3 Different Angles

    Stephanie
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    With its slim, elegant one-piece form, the Yohann iPad stand is a minimalist solution offering six different positions for your Apple device at three convenient angles in either portrait or landscape perspective. Stable on both hard and soft surfaces, the stand has openings at the base for quality sound transmission and to plug in your lightning cord. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:
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  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E8, Both Sides Now

    Linda Merrill
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    "I've looked at love from both sides now..." as the song goes. This weeks 8th episode of Outlander marked the "mid-season finale" of Season 1, which won't return until April with eight more episodes covering Book 1 (also called Outlander) of the now eight book series. Starz has already announced their commitment to Season 2 (though I've heard they've only committed to twelve episodes). Season 2 will cover the second book in the series. There was a great hue and cry in the fandom when it was announced we'd be waiting until April 2015 for the remainder of Season 1. It does seem a long wait and…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E7: The Wedding

    Linda Merrill
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    So, in this week's Outlander, we finally get to the episode all Outlander book fans have been waiting for. The wedding! It's an arranged marriage, basically forced upon Claire, in order to make her Scottish and protect her from the evil British Army Captain Randall. (Meanwhile, she still has a 20th century husband whom she loves).  This is a complicated tale of lost love and new beginnings, the potential for death and dismemberment around every corner and 18th century customs and superstitions meeting 20th century budding feminism. It's not a simple romance (where we'd have had bodices…
  • Everyone's a Critic: The Harshness of Online Commentary

    Linda Merrill
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    House Beautiful magazine recently posted an article on their website called The Ugly Side of Beautiful Rooms: Design in the Age of Internet Comments. The article, written by Annmarie Dooling, talks about the invective spewed online in comments sections and why people feel that it's okay to say things online that they wouldn't say in person. As the article says:You'd never walk into someone's home and say "Vomit." So why is this happening so often online?Of course, anyone who has been hanging out in the blogosphere as long as I have (since 2005!) knows that online comments are the worst. That…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E6 The Garrison Commander

    Linda Merrill
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    For the most part, Outlander is very much an "outside" story. There's lots of sleeping rough on the road, horse riding through the Highlands, campfires and buggy roadside inns. In other words, unlike Downton Abbey, there's not much in the way of fine interiors and "Get that look" opportunities.  So, while I adore the story and this television production, I am a little starved for just some pretty set decorating.  This week's episode on Starz features a very beautiful interior (finally!) that could be brought right into the present day.Our heroine, Claire, is still looking for a way…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E5 - "The Rent" plus, visiting a wattle house

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

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I just love Thibaut’s Resort collection of distinctively designed wallpapers, fabrics and upholstered fine furniture pieces – all dressed up in delectable colors bursting with...The post Thibaut’s Resort Collection: Fresh, Vibrant Colorful Decorative Fabric & Wallpaper appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Oscar de la Renta’s Exquisite Fabric Collection for Lee Jofa/Kravet

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Lee Jofa, a Kravet Fabric company, has announced that legendary and iconic haute couture designer, Oscar de la Renta has designed a second wallpaper and...The post Oscar de la Renta’s Exquisite Fabric Collection for Lee Jofa/Kravet appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • IKEA Time Travelers: Memories of Tomorrow Today

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Once again renowned hypnotist, and Broadway star Justin Tranz teams up with IKEA to offer us a funny and entertaining look into the future with...The post IKEA Time Travelers: Memories of Tomorrow Today appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • 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.

    Carmen
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Famous for its artist enclave, Montmatre is the ideal location for dreamers and creatives. And, what could be dreamier than owning an apartment, seeped in...The post Design Dreaming: A Paris Apartment in the Artsy Enclave of Montmartre. appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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  • Blog Tour California: It’s Coming!

    Jill-LA
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Welcoming another Modenus adventure, this one is not just a city, but an (almost) entire state: California! As a native of Southern California, I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome a group of international bloggers and designers. As an alumni of both Blog Tour London and Blog Tour NYC, along with taking part in hosting last year’s Blog Tour LA group, I am looking forward to meeting up and attending many of the events taking place here in LA in just the few days the group will be here, before they head up the coast for some amazing activities! Welcome Blog Tour California!
  • Design Resource: HomeByMe

    Jill-LA
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    I was recently introduced to a site called Home.By.Me, a free online resource for creating 3D design where you can create your entire home in 3D and experiment with thousands of products and textures before sharing your projects with friends and experts. The program allows you to import plans (already drawn) or develop your own plans using the software. It also allows you to select furniture from top designers and manufactures, to scale in with color for a realistic look of your potential conceptual design. The download also offers the ability to adjust the time and date to simulate seasonal…
  • A Visit to Kohler

    Jill-LA
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Looking forward to attending the 2014 Kohler Blogger Conference early next month in Kohler, WI. We have been invited to stay and experience The American Club, a resort owned and operated by Kohler. In addition we’ll have the opportunity to experience the latest products from Kohler, including a factory tour of the Kohler Design Center. I am looking forward to connecting with several of the other bloggers that I know will be in attendance – and a first time ever visit to Wisconsin! (But first I’ll be starting off with a visit to Chicago where I will meet up with Julia, our…
  • Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Recap

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

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

  • 20 Questions: Julianne Moore and Vincent Van Duysen Talk Design

    Julianne Moore
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Actress Julianne Moore recently sat down with Belgian architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen for a chat in her NYC kitchen. "He's my absolute favorite designer," she says. "He's been tremendously inspirational to me. I literally steal from him, and he knows that!" Read on to learn Van Duysen's take on everything from his three essential, can't-live-without objects to his views on Belgian aesthetics. Julianne Moore: The Belgian look, which I think you really fostered, has become very popular in the US. What do you think about that? Vincent Van Duysen: When it comes to Belgian architecture…
  • Object Lessons: Belgian Linen for Every Room

    Megan Wilson
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Linen is perhaps the most virtuous of all fabrics. It's produced from the flax plant, every part of which has a use: The seeds are ground to make oil for paint and linoleum flooring, the pulp goes into banknotes, and the fibers inside the wood stalks are woven into linen fabric. Flax is grown in many parts of the world, but it's best known and said to be finest in the Flanders region of Belgium, where, thanks to an abundance of small rivers and a rainy climate, it thrives without irrigation.  Before the spinning and weaving take place, flax is transformed into linen using a medieval…
  • Belgium by Way of Manhattan: Dmitriy & Co.

    Julie Carlson
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Our friend Richard Ostell introduced us to Dmitriy & Co., a bespoke furniture atelier in New York City founded by husband-and-wife team Donna and David Feldman. The couple displays a collection of antique furniture and decorative objects from around the world, plus their own line of Belgian-influenced, Manhattan-made bespoke furniture. To see more, go to Dmitriy & Co. View the pieces in situ in The Quiet Man: At Home with a NYC Designer. Above: The Dmitriy & Co. Daybed is handmade with a French mattress stitch. Above: A sampling of the Belgian linens on offer as…
  • 5 Favorites: Modern Leather Sling Chairs

    Julie Carlson
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Is Belgian designer Michael Verheyden's G55 leather sling lounger the "it" chair of the moment? We think so. Here it is, along with some strikingly similar options (including a reissue of Vernon Panton's Bachelor Chair, designed in 1955). Above: A G55 leather sling chair by Michael Verheyden in his Genk, Belgium, home, where he lives with wife and design partner Saartje Verecke. Photograph by Tim Van de Velde via Dwell. Above: The Michael Verheyden G55 leather sling chair is made by hand by Verheyden and Verecke in their Genk studio. Price upon request; go to Michael Verheyden for…
  • Steal This Look: A Luxe Belgian Living Room

    Alexa Hotz
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    We've long admired the work of Belgian interior architects Daphné Daskal and Stéphanie Laperre (see Architect Visit: Daskal & Laperre in Brussels). M Residence, a standout project by the firm, has an elegant, pared-down living room that we'd like to re-create at home. Here's where to find the right chalky white paint, Belgian linen curtains, velvet throw pillows, and more. Above: The room, with grand entry and basket-weave-patterned floor, is a white canvas layered with rich neutral tones and textures. Photographs of M Residence in Brussels by Van Verlinde for Daskal…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Grown-up Duvet Covers for Two-Duvet Beds

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    It's no secret in Europe and it's catching on here: Cover a shared bed with two side-by-side duvets to put an end to blanket hogging with your partner. Encased in duvet covers, the need for an ever-tousled top sheet is also eliminated. But lots of twin-sized duvet covers are designed for teens, tweens, and toddlers. Here, we've rounded up some fit for sophisticated adults like you! READ MORE »
  • Erin's "Cozy Gray" Room — Room for Color Contest

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Erin Location: Kingston Canada Division: International Inspiration for my palette: I recently moved and had the opportunity to start with a blank canvas. Since the room is fairly small I wanted to keep it cozy and inviting, while infusing a bit of a boutique style feel. Most of the items in the room were DIY, including the headboard which was the starting point for the design. I chose a gray linen to match my custom chair and the paint colour followed suit. Overall it's quite dramatic, but I love the white elements and pops of turquoise and…
  • Rachel's "Spinning the Color Wheel" Room — Room for Color Contest

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Rachel Location: Portland, OR Division: Dark Inspiration for my palette: The wall color was chosen based on the furniture, textiles, and art -- a lot of which we have accumulated over the years. But the pink lockers and the gray couch were a big influence. I knew they'd both look great against dark walls. Initially I wanted go even darker, but my husband was wary of black walls, so we compromised on this color, and we're both really happy with it. The room has plenty of large, south-facing windows, so it doesn't feel too dark during the day.
  • Fall Fashion Refresh: Make Over Old Sweaters with DIY Details

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Maybe moths had a field day with your wool sweaters this summer, or you're just really, really sick and tired of your wardrobe. Quick like a bunny, update old stuff with a couple stitches and a few simple materials. Try these projects on for size... READ MORE »
  • The Guggenheim Plans New York Expansion — Design News

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    The Guggenheim will expand once again in New York City. To be called the Collection Center, the new space will be "one efficient, multi-use building” with a “dynamic public-programming component" for New Yorkers. No details on where it will be or when it will open as of yet. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Last Chance to Save on Loll Designs

    Becky
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    There are just two days left to save 15% on Loll Designs. So if you’re ready to get your porch, patio, deck or the rest of your yard ready for enjoying the crisp fall air and s’more time, scoop up sturdy and colorful comfy outdoor chairs, tables, planters, benches, kiddo rockers, modern Adirondack chairs, a fire ring and more with some great savings! The sale ends September 30, 2014. Shop all Loll and save 15%!
  • Designer Interview: Meet Bend Good’s Founder, Gaurav Nanda

    Becky
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    About as soon as Bend Good’s Lucy Chair rolled out into the marketplace, it became a contemporary icon. Artistically sculptural in shape with nods to iconic mid-century designs and a look to the future, the chair attracted architects and interior designers in droves. While it makes a statement indoors, it’s also built to stand up to the elements outside. Best of all, Bend Good’s products are built with sustainability at the forefront of their priorities, and using them contributes toward LEED certification. Today we’re having a chat with Gaurav Nanda, the founder of…
  • (Re)Introducing the Spanner Lounge Chair With Arms

    Becky
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    We are so pleased to announce that we are carrying The Spanner Lounge Chair with Arms at Design Public. Originally created in 1950 by Russell Spanner (1916-1974), the award-winning designer’s chair has been out of production for more than 50 years. Gus*Design Group worked in collaboration with the Spanner family to revive this iconic chair, meticulously matching the materials, construction and details to the original chair. The frame is constructed of  solid birch and curved birch plywood and the seat is 100% cotton woven strapping. During the design collaboration with the Spanner…
  • Save 15% on Loll Designs Through September

    DesignPublic.com
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    The great thing about September is that it will give us some of the nicest days of the year and is also a good month for scooping up outdoor furniture at a discount. Through September 30, 2014, save 15% on Loll Designs. Loll Designs is a company that celebrates mid-century modern classics as well as contemporary style, adding twists like an unexpected line, bold bright colors and always a big old dollop of playfulness. Get the fire cracking with Loll’s Fire Ring Set. One of the best things about Loll Designs’ furniture is that while it’s durable enough to stand up to the…
  • Labor Day Sale: Don’t Miss the Chance to Save!

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

  • Design Dilemma: Wood Cabinet Options

    preynolds
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    Transitional Kitchen by Portland Architects & Building Designers Howells Architecture + Design, LLC It’s true that painted cabinets have been the fashion of the last few years. But let’s face it, wood cabinets are a keeper and will always remain a mainstay in kitchen cabinetry, even after the painted look has come and gone. There are a couple of reasons for that. For one, unpainted wood doesn’t show the chips and stains that painted wood can over time. And it’s amazing how adaptable unpainted wooden cabinets actually are, able to move from modern to rustic to…
  • A Japanese Style Stone and Steel House Floats Atop a Cliff

    Susan Kraemer
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    South African interior designers and architects GASS Architecture designed the Westcliff Pavilion project in Johannesburg, South Africa. The house is raised above the ground. Stone harvested on the site itself is used in the structure. In a mind-bending twist this stone wall also “floats.” The elegant, timeless aesthetic has a zen touch to it. A bath tucked right in the wide open window is like the garden-access bath room in a traditional Japanese home. The Japanese effect also comes from the modular proportions of the black steel framing. The cliff-top site offers a uniquely…
  • A Three-Storey Garden Library in Zadní Třebáň

    Susan Kraemer
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Mjölk architekti have built a unique three-storey garden library that breaks all the rules. The second floor is really just slats of pine laid wall to wall. What appears to be the third floor is really just a seating rim around the top of the second floor bookcase. Only the ground floor boasts any furniture. The Library has an opening roof, “so the top of the house can be used as an observatory” say the architects. The three “floors” of the curious structure are accessed  via an internal ladder. This ladder is cleverly integrated so it looks like part of the…
  • Design Dilemma: Warming Up An Industrial Kitchen

    preynolds
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    Modern Kitchen by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers Schwartz and Architecture Kitchens have gone industrial in the last decade or so. Stainless steel appliances, concrete countertops, industrial lighting, white cabinets and white subway tile have ruled the day. We’ve loved the trend, but sometimes we yearn for a feeling of warmth and homespun comfort — you know, the kitchens of yesteryear. Recently, we happened upon this kitchen in a San Francisco Victorian, done by Schwartz and Architecture  that manages to deftly walk a very fine line. It feels modern and sleek…
  • Design Dilemma: Trends in Kitchen Backsplashes

    preynolds
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Modern Kitchen by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators Croma Design Inc Kitchen trends come and go.  And so we are in the midst of a few striking changes when it comes to kitchen design. Backsplashes are changing their look. The glass and mosiac tiles of last year are giving way to sleek solid surfaces. What’s the benefit? Well, aside from a different look, one continuous surface is much easier-to-clean with no joints, grout lines or other places for grime to collect. We’re seeing these backsplashes everywhere. For instance, here’s Cararra marble used in a…
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    Bloesem

  • Class Recap: Be Insta Good!

    Bloesem
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    2 weeks ago we took our addiction to Instagram to the next level by inviting Insta-celeb, Jelito de Leon, to teach a Bloesem Class and show us the ropes of how he has garnered so many followers on Instagram and how he manages to hit it out of the park, instagram shot after instagram shot.   Here are some shots of how the class went. We set up props throughout the class room to make it as inspiring and as "instagrammable" as possible for students to test out their newly-learnt skills. And of course we had to had some yummy desserts and bites to stay fueled. If you like what you see and…
  • Fictional objects

    Bloesem
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:36 pm
    With a whole array of products that fit the cot all the way to a king size bed, Fictional objects definitely has something for every member of the family, be it young or young at heart. Producing the highest quality bedding in a variety of prints and colours. Their dainty prints manage to stand out with the use of bright colours and patterns. And the way they mix and match different colours and patterns is a great way to dress up any bedroom. Have fun with your choice of bedding! .. Fictional Objects 
  • Human Beauty

    Bloesem
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Featured in our Amsterdam city guide in the second edition of the Bloesem Gazette, Human Beauty is both a boutique and a salon and is descibed by it's founder, Jessica Wichers, as ' A complete beauty and wellbeing experience'. I know what you're thinking.. Sign me up for one of those please. Am I right? The beautiful store sells everything from ceramics to skin care and it also houses the in-house salon where you can pamper yourself and get a facial or an eye treatment, just to name a few of the treatments they offer. Here's some more pictures so you can virtually…
  • At the Ocean

    Bloesem
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    We're glad to invite a series of Luster books to the collection of items curated within the Bloesem shop. We've known for awhile now that there was something missing in the store and that we wanted a larger collection of beautiful reading material in the store. Beginning with our magazine collection, we moved on to travel books and finally we welcome 5 beautiful interior design and food books to the reading nook! One of the 5 books from the Luster series is At the Ocean. A collaboration between photographer Mirjam Bleeker and stylist and designer Frank Visser. The book is filled with…
  • More than a sponge

    Bloesem
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Like the name suggests, Not. A. Sponge* is actually so much more than a sponge. Made of the konjac vegetable, it is an all natural means to cleanse, wash and exfoliate your face and body. At first touch, it is firm but once water hits the surface, Not.A.Sponge* becomes so soft and gentle and glides on the surface of your skin without tugging or being too rough on your skin.  100% natural, Earth and skin friendly, it is also biodegradable as it is made fully out of the konjac vegetable. A great solution for those with sensitive skin, this natural product can be used as a substitute to your…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Carl Hansen & Son Relaunches Hans Wegner’s 1958 Credenza

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Carl Hansen & Son, the only licensed manufacturer of furniture designed by Danish great Hans J. Wegner, has been marking the 100th birthday of the designer with a series of reissues and commemorative editions of Wegner pieces. The company’s latest Wegner reissue is the CH825 Credenza, an exquisitely detailed and elegantly innovative design that dates back to 1958. Of the streamlined, low-profile storage piece, Carl Hansen & Son notes that, “Although it looks simple, the credenza features an advanced design with roller shutter doors, requiring double sides and rear…
  • Bierfilzl Felt Coasters by Graf & Lantz

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    If flying to Munich for Oktoberfest is out of the question, getting into the mood locally is made easier with Bierfilzl coasters from Graf & Lantz, the L.A. based design company that has made felt its material of choice. According to the company’s German founders, Holger Gräf and Daniel Lantz, Bierfilzl (literally translated as ‘beer felt’) was a longstanding tradition in Bavarian taverns, which found the durable material ideal for cushioning beer mugs and absorbing moisture. Graf & Lantz continue the tradition with their clean-cut updated versions, made…
  • 2Modern Pinterest Contest: Win the Cyclone Side Table by Knoll

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    2Modern is pleased to give away a Mid-Century icon: the Cyclone Side Table by Knoll. Sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s graceful design for Knoll was designed in 1954, but remains eternally young. Our Pinterest contest offers design enthusiasts a chance to win this modern furniture classic. Now, through Oct 2nd, enter the 2Modern Knoll Cyclone Side Table Giveaway here >
  • Brutally Beautiful: Concrete House by Paulo Mendes da Rocha

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Modernism isn’t always sweetness and light. The imposing urban work of Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, given the rough-hewn label, Brazilian Brutalism, is defined by massive volumes of geometric concrete and poetic juxtapositions with lush tropical vegetation. This brooding house in Sao Paulo is the very happy place of Lebanese Brazilian interior designer, Houssein Jarouche. Founder of Sao Paulo’s progressive concept store, MiCasa, Jarouche was initially seeking a getaway from Sao Paulo, but upon seeing Casa Butantã, the hillside house designed by Mendes…
  • Palm Coat Stand by Khalid Shafar

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Dubai-born designer Khalid Shafar looked to his native landscape and its mundane traditions for his Palm Coat Rack. Recalling childhood memories of date palms tree trunks being used to hang clothing and other items, Shafar noted, “What always struck me was that they never used the fronds, but the body. The use of the trunk as functional item inspired my Palm Coat Stand.” By employing a vertical arrangement of pine wood pegs, Shafar arrived at a modern sculptural column, an abstraction that still manages to offer a convincing approximation of a date palm’s segmented bark pattern.
 
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Wish You Were Here Sweepstakes!

    Michael Landfair
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Jennifer Adams has been a subject of blog posts on Landfair on Furniture since 2008. Adams is an interior Designer and local who started her career as many have, at Heritage School of Interior Design. We have many friends in the trade, who started their training at the school; one is famous for seminars at the Home & Garden show, another gave up a career in micro-biotechnology to pursue her career in interior design. No graduate, though, is as famous as Jennifer Adams.I know marketing is a big deal with Interior Designers. For most, marketing is an obligation, a duty. For the few,…
  • Pare Down To A Simpler Life

    Michael Landfair
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
        Found on greenchildmagazine.com Laura Gaskill really hit a nerve when she wrote "5 Ways to Pare Down Your Stuff — Before It Gets in the Door" in Houzz, Let's face it, many of us are downsizing and getting rid of stuff and many of us have just too much stuff. Gaskill says we must, if we are fighting the "bulge," say no! Say no to that cute object of art at Fred Meyer's, say no to the broken wing on the table by the curb. The one that yells "FREE!" And say no to gifting and receiving gifts at life events. Instead of thinking about more, if we are fighting to de-clutter we must…
  • Mike Scores with What Color Means For Your Bedroom

    Michael Landfair
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    According to a survey published in Houzz and conducted by Travelodge in the UK, if you want lots of intimate moments, paint your bedroom caramel. If you want great sleep, paint your bedroom blue. Funny about colors. Colors make us feel a certain way.Mike over at FabNest has lots of advice about the use of colors in the bedroom.
  • 7 Easy Ways to Add Character to a Bland Apartment

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

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

The Office Layout

The way you set up your office is up to you. You can place all the management offices around the perimeter of the space, and your employees can have cubicles in the center. Your…
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    Things That Inspire

  • Vignettes from England

    Things That Inspire
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Thank you for the many, many emails inquiring about my well being and asking when I am going to start writing my blog again!  First let me say that all is well here.  Life just got busy, and I got out of the regular habit of writing blog posts.  I wasn’t planning on taking so much time off – I ended up taking the entire summer off (technically today is the last day of summer, so one post for the
  • Entry gates

    Things That Inspire
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:21 am
    As I was walking my dog yesterday, and posting a few pictures on instagram, I realized that I take quite a few pictures of entry gates!  Gates are a common feature on many of the large (1 acre plus) lots in Buckhead, and the style of the entry gates often reflect the style of the architecture.  Here are some pictures of well done entry gates from my walks over the past few months. When
  • Top pins of the month

    Things That Inspire
    8 May 2014 | 6:09 am
    I’m a bit late with the top pins of the month post, but as usual there are some wonderful images in this collection – architecture, landscape, interior design, recipes, and great ideas.  I think you will enjoy them!  This month, there are 18 images that made the cut. The original source is identified wherever possible. If you know the source of an unidentified image, please leave a comment and
  • Four Beautiful Houses–the Peachtree Battle Home Tour 2014

    Things That Inspire
    6 May 2014 | 4:50 am
    The Peachtree Battle Friends Spring Home Tour takes place today,  May 6th, and the houses this year are absolutely amazing.  This is my favorite house tour of the year, and and the funds raised go directly to  Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Here is a sneak peek of the four houses on the tour, with a description of each house (the house descriptions in italics were adapted from the write
  • 2014 Symphony Show House–a transformation of the master suite

    Things That Inspire
    29 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    As mentioned in my first post about the 2014 Symphony Show House, the house has been a show house twice before, and was the Art House in 2009.  I visited it when it was the Art House, and remember the master suite in particular because of the unusual bath tub that was sunk into the floor. It seemed to be quite a dangerous set up (although it would be wonderful to have a fireplace by the
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    COTE DE TEXAS

  • How Does A 90 Year Old Gentleman Decorate? In Connecticut, Downtown NYC, and London

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Recently, I reviewed the book “One Man’s Folly” about the antiquarian Furlow Gatewood, a designer in his 90s living at his childhood farm in a series of houses he has brought to the property.Amazingly, Gatewood was in his 80s when he started moving the houses to his property – decorating each one in his own personal style.   What an inspiration he is!  Surely, there aren’t many other men like him around – are there?Well, I can think of another one in particular.  Last week, T – the New York Times magazine -   did a story on another 90s something man…
  • Milieu Magazine–The Fall 2014 Issue

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

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

  • Dressing Up Kids Room Decor

    Jane F
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Here are eight kids room decor ideas –three with accessible DIY projects and handy tutorials. Our granddaughter, Zoe turned six this week and it’s been a delight to hear details of her school party (brownies with oreos baked in), the hilarious menu for her sleep over (Indian food and pizza), and the various gifts she received (a waterproof shower radio and talking alarm clock in addition to a matching sweater for her favorite baby, Giraffy.) So its no surprise my attention turned to rooms for children and fun things to put in them. “Fun things” are, of course, a matter of taste…
  • Bathroom Accent Wall

    Jane F
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    No element gives a bath more individuality or style than well designed tile. The concept of an accent wall is familiar in a bedroom, living room or dining room. There, no one hesitates to use contrasting paint, wallpaper, stenciling or even an arrangement of pictures to create a focal point. A bathroom accent wall is a different story because it would likely be tile. That requires a special design and makes it a more costly than a wall of big box subways. It also requires an aesthetic plan to justify the additional outlay. Tile design is a little known specialty often ignored both by…
  • Red Country Kitchens

    Jane F
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Red country kitchens are sometimes casual but always bold. There’s something about red kitchens that makes them a little difficult. People who love red tend use it as an accent color since a little can go a long way. We saw that with the refrigerator cabinet in the Ikea Heartthrob Kitchen, one of my original Atticmag posts, and also on the red workbench island in the recent Updating White Kitchens piece. But my view is that a commitment to big color on the cabinets is usually the best option for red kitchens, which is what made the lacquered Chanticleer Red Kitchen so stunning and…
  • Making Sense of Apple TV

    Jane F
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Most people may already know about Apple TV but I didn’t. For a long time, I really didn’t understand what an alternate system like Apple TV or Roku does, or why it might be worth the investment. The only “streaming” I knew about centered on my kitchen sink faucet. But two of my friends know everything. One is my pal Tracy, who told me about her Apple TV and urged me to get one. Tracy is super smart and always right. I took her suggestion and now I want to pass along my experience here because, after six months, we cannot imagine life without our Apple TV.… Continue…
  • Updating White Kitchens

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

  • Feeeeeelings

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pinterest Fab 4: Nursery Decor Ideas

    Mindy Schultz
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    It’s the truth – decorating for a nursery is the most fun!  With all the bright colors, themes, and stuffed animals to choose from, the decor ideas for your little tot are endless.  Pinterest is a wonderful idea bank to use for many DIY creative projects.  Check out today’s blog post: Pinterest Fab 4 – Nursery Decor Ideas Children’s Book Themed Nursery: No matter what age you are, a children’s book can still find a way to bring a smile to your face and warmth to any room.  Add custom wall art to your baby’s nursery room for oodles of cuteness! …
  • Fashionable, Fun Fabric Vertical Blinds On Sale Now

    Evie Sweeten
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Blinds.com is pleased to announce the launch of Fabric Verticals from Bali! These blinds are a great combination of the luxury of drapes but also the functionality of blinds.  Why We Love These Vertical Blinds We would love these vertical blinds in a dark color for a study or home office where they look sleek and professional. They would also go great in a breakfast room in a pale neutral color to help warm up a room like the picture above. These blinds come in a wide assortment of colors, which makes them ideal if you want to match vertical blinds to furniture. Along with an abundance of…
  • Blogs We Love: Inspired By Charm

    Evie Sweeten
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you need a one-stop shop blog to satisfy your DIY, food, and decorating addictions, look no further than Inspired By Charm. Blogger Michael shares all of his adventures ranging from fun and easy DIY home decorations to new recipes he’s trying.  Currently, he is in the process of redesigning his home, going room by room. Easy to Recreate Posts   Michael put this super fun chair in a corner of his home office to fill up space, but we don’t think we’d even need a reason to hang something so perfect.   This was a pretty simple DIY that’s actually really…
  • Vertical Blinds Made For You

    Evie Sweeten
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Customize window coverings exactly how you like them with Signature Fabric Vertical Blinds!   Our all new vertical blinds help to ensure privacy and light control in a stylish way. You’ve Got Options, For Vertical Blinds That is Signature Fabric Vertical Blinds come in 90+ colors and fabrics to complement your home, however you would like. In addition to having a crazy large color selection, these blinds have four valance options of round, square, contour, and contour plus. There are also two head rail systems to choose from, one can be made with a control wand for child safety.
  • Blinds Customer Home Decor Blinds Match

    Evie Sweeten
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
     “ANOTHER great job from Blinds.com – Thank you!” Recently, an excited customer shared pictures of his successfully installed mini blinds and sun shades, and we think there couldn’t have been a better pairing! Brett ordered aluminum blinds for his garage and a Coolaroo sun shade for his gazebo, both of which add the finishing touch to their respectful rooms. 1/2″ Aluminum Mini Blinds in customer Brett’s garage. Coolaroo Exterior Sun Shades in customer Brett’s gazebo. We love the way the window treatments add to Brett’s home decor without…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Ask The Office Stylist: Paint Color Dilemma

    Sarah Weiner
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    This week, I received a great question from a reader about paint colors in an office space. Karin asks: “I am renovating my office space and I am stuck in choosing paint colors. What’s the current paint color obsession for today in terms of office? I love chic interiors.” Don’t Fret.  It’s easy to get stuck when trying to... View full post > Related posts: 3 Colors to Paint Your Office if You’re Afraid of Color Office Style Tip of the Week: Step 2. Color & Conquer Poll Results: “What Color Would you Paint your Office?”
  • Holly Nichols’ Art-Worthy Home Office {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us:  My office space is very clean, feminine, and classic. I went with neutrals, golds, and pinks for my color scheme. I will be meeting with clients out of my office so I wanted it to feel comfortable and welcoming. Some people compare it to a living room and not an office,... View full post > Related posts: Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Lauren Messiah’s Fabulous Home Office {Office Tour} Tim Mosher’s Masculine Chic Home Office Space {Office Tour}
  • Celebrate Fall with an LA Extended Summer Cocktail

    The Office Stylist
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Well, it’s officially fall! You’re picturing scarves, pumpkin spice lattes and falling leaves…not in Los Angeles. Clearly someone forgot to send the memo, so we’re extending summer. So instead of spiked cider, I’m mixing up something more suited to the warmer weather. For those of you who don’t want summer to end or you’re dealing with hot... View full post > Related posts: Throwing a fabulous event, girls night in or a party-ROUNDUP Women Entrepreneur’s Club + Pinnacle Apple Pop {Recipe Included} Cucumber Classics + the Perfect After-Hours…
  • Fabulous Giveaway ($199 value!) from MyTurnstone.com

    The Office Stylist
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    It’s that special time of the year, the time of year for fabulous giveaways! I’m super excited to announce and host a special giveaway from the folks at Turnstone. What will you win you ask? A Buoy which is part seat, part stool and part fabulous. One lucky winner will receive a Buoy! If you... View full post > Related posts: IdeaPaint Giveaway! InStyle Essentials Giveaway! Win an InStyle Essentials three-shirt TrioPack, a $200 AMEX gift card to accessorize your shirts, a subscription to InStyle Magazine + more! Pink Business Card Case Giveaway!
  • TurboScan: The iPhone/Android app that will change the way you work

    The Office Stylist
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Any app or technology that makes working easier, is a must in my life. With the recent launch of WORK. I was juggling signing documents and finding saved PDF’s on my phone fast. That’s when I discovered TurboScan. Wow. This app has changed the way I work completely. Signing documents and sending scans has never... View full post > Related posts: Do your clients still insist on faxing? Ultimate iPhone Stand: The iCooly 3 Things you Can Change to Make you Happier at Work Today-SERIOUSLY!
 
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    Styleture

  • CXC Simulations: For The Ultimate Man Cave!

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

    testadmin
    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

    testadmin
    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

    testadmin
    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

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

  • Richmond Symphony Designer House 2014

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
     The 2014 Richmond Symphony Designer House is now open for viewing. Bridget Beari is showcasing our new wallpaper line in the entry foyer. The wall pattern is called Loki in Bastille Brass. Normally a vertical paper we ran this one horizontal withe a painted stripe between. The stripe and ceiling are painted our color Space M28 from the Modern deck. Thanks to H.J. Holtz and Son specifically Jeff, Logan, Brian and Ray for their expert hanging and painting skills. They are truly the best. Jeff never says no to all my crazy ideas! On the ceiling we enlarged the Loki pattern…
  • Designer Sketches

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

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

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

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

  • WELL STYLED ATTIC APARTMENT

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    I like this Parisian apartment owned by interior designer Sarah Lavoine.  White with burts of dense colors like black, turquoise, green and even yellow.  A small space that breathes fresh,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A GENTLEMAN'S LIBRARY

    27 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    Bay windows in library nook in a Los Angeles Tudor mansion! (above) A few weeks ago, I stopped by the gorgeous Hancock Park Tudor estate belonging to Hollywood media exec RS and his partner fab... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 DASHING $10 MILLION DOLLAR INTERNATIONAL HOMES

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    A multi million dollar Russian apartment! (above)In my perusing of multi million dollar awe inspiring homes from around the world...I decided this week to do a little compare and contrast of 5... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • O WHAT A BATH FAUCET - DESIGN FIND

    23 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    Was with TE this weekend...wandering around, of all places, a kitchen and bath showroom.  While TE was off looking at some kind of guy thing...like shiny ovens, I happened upon this faucet from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • HOUSE OF ARCHES

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    A lovely ground floor townhouse in London...a mews house with arches throughout.  A sunroom defined by three glass arches sets the tone for the city house entire house.  Love the arched... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business

  • The Secret To Winning Clients

    DesignSuccessU
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    By Maria Bayer DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach Last week we talked about how to become irresistible to your clients, and strategies you can employ to shift the way you approach your conversations. This week we’ll cover the secret to winning clients. And it’s likely more simple than you expect. The reason why people buy anything is because they have a need. They [...]
  • ELEVATE Seminar

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

  • Small Walk-in Closet Design Reveal

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. One bonus of the new addition in our home, was a walk-in closet. It’s on the smaller size, so I turned to EasyClosets to help maximize every inch. As you may recall, the design was done virtually with EasyClosets and we installed it ourselves. Here are some images of the closet design and install in case you missed it. The closet’s neutral color palette flows from the bedroom and bathroom. My starting point for the design was Cole &…
  • Get the Look :: Home Office Decor for Her

    admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. My home office has moved to a new room in the house and needs to be updated (just need to find the time!). I’ve been searching for inspiration and I love this colorful, fresh and airy workspace I spotted in Domino Magazine. The bright artwork, colorful ikat chairs and crisp clean lines are what drew me in. If you like this style too, here’s some home office decor and similar items to help you recreate the look: product links: navy lamp //…
  • Color Crush :: Black and White Decor

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. I’m typically a drawn to bold color, but found myself pinning lots of classic black and white recently. From bathrooms to kitchens, stairwells to nursery rooms, I’m sharing a few inspiring images of black and white decor that struck a cord in me. image sources: 1 bathroom // 2 painted staircase // 3 nursery // 4 C.S. Lewis print // 5 kitchen // 6 painted floor Is black and white decor for you? If so, check out some of the fabulous items…
  • Design Reveal :: Marble Bathroom

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. After months of planning, designing and building, our home addition is complete. Although I’m enjoying all of the new space, my favorite is the new master bathroom. At 6′ x 7′ its certainly isn’t big, but it has what we need. Come take a peek. The white and gray carrera tile was my starting point for the crisp, clean color scheme. The honeycomb pattern floor tiles are paired with 6″ x 18″ honed white carrera field…
  • Design Trend :: Metallic Throw Pillows

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

  • Inspirational Converted Loft Space

    Trudy Crane
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    This incredible former warehouse in Amsterdam is the home of a childrens wear designer (Gray Label) and an architect and interior designer (Flow). I have seen one or two of these pictures floating around on Pinterest but today was the first time I saw the whole loft and wow what a great space. The loft is built around a wonderful open courtyard that lets light into all of the rooms. The brick wall, the industrial feel and the natural materials used in this home all work so well together. This is really one of my favourite homes I have seen in a while....the kitchen is really perfect and…
  • Stylish Leopard

    Trudy Crane
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    I have always loved a little bit of leopard in home decor and fashion. Twice today I saw leopard that really inspired me.....This coat that Giovanna Battaglia is wearing at fashion week in Paris is just stunning and so is the ottoman in the first photo...so gorgeous. In home decor it needs to be subtle and the same in fashion except when you have a coat or full dress it can be an amazing look. Hope you are having a lovely weekend! Enjoy! Trudy xx   via: Harpers Bazaar, Domaine Home, Vogue, Weranda, Veranda
  • The Travel Files: Resto in Mexico

    Trudy Crane
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
    When we were in Mexico this past Spring we saw some of the most inventive and creative stores and restaurants I have ever seen in any city...New York included. So much imagination and so outside the box! Cool places that drive trends in home design and home design that has influenced some of these places so there is a wonderful exchange happening between the two. This store, bakery and resto, all in one, has some fun design elements and great branding from the store front to the cups. I will be sharing some of the inspirational stores and restaurants I find (not because I am traveling…
  • Renovated Brownstone

    Trudy Crane
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This month Lonny Magazine features this gorgeous brownstone completely renovated by designer Katie Martinez. Very chic yet comfortable for a family this home strikes the right balance with a touch of modern and vintage. Loving the lamps in the kitchen with the dark island and white cabinetry....and of course the gorgeous backsplash and counter...one of my personal favourites. There are many more pictures on the Lonny website so pop over to take a look. Lovely Photos from: Aubrie Pick http://www.aubriepick.com/ Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country…
  • Inspiration in White: Kitchen Hoods

    Trudy Crane
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Okay now this is not a subject we talk about much but it's a good one......what about the silly fans we all have in our kitchen above the stove! I know we need it but have you really looked at it? They rarely look good and so many people kind of ignore it....and leave the stainless steal boring old fan.  If you have a great kitchen designer though you can really make it interesting or at least unnoticeable...My kitchen hood is like so many where it is fully integrated into the woodwork and that is nice but some of these hoods below are quite lovely and even stand out in a good…
 
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    BLOG - Franki Durbin

  • Tastemakers: The Softness of Saladino...

    franki durbin
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    My first meaningful exposure to professional interior design was the result of discovering the work of John Saladino. This legend has a way of infusing a space with his signature softness without leaving any telltale designer fingerprints. The heady mix of classic yet streamlined upholstery in touchable textures amidst vast open spaces occupied by whitewashed solid surfaces is intoxicating. Even in still photos I can almost feel the breeze blowing and smell the Belgian linen in his spaces.Hallmarks of his work: lots of linen, few if any patterns, classic silhouettes, unfussy styles, skirted…
  • Feeling Bookish: Chic Hardcovers For Everyone...

    franki durbin
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    Photo Jamie Drake & Associates for Kips Bay Showhouse An Invitation to the Garden // The Architecture of Diplomacy // Dior: The Legendary Images // Staircases: The Architecture of Ascent // Baccarat: Two Hundred and Fifty YearsWhen it comes to design books we can never have enough. From guilty pleasures like Tom Ford's now ubiquitous coffee table book to detail-oriented tomes by today's most noteworthy designers, we love them all. If you're looking for the perfect gift, or even just a few extra titles for yourself, you've come to the right…
  • Quotes: There Are No Shortcuts...

    franki durbin
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Loved this one so much I made it into a pretty little graphic. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” is so spot on true. Much love to legendary opera signer Beverly Sills for this gem of wisdom. It's Monday, everyone... now is the time to rise and hustle and work for what you want. It can be yours if you are willing to work for it.  
  • Musings: Never Say Never...

    franki durbin
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    A reminder to never say never to anything. Open your mind and heart to the possibilities life has in store for you. 
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    28 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
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  • Unique Coffee Tables Of Unrivaled Beauty And Singular Attraction

    Simona Ganea
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    With the coffee table usually being the element around which the whole living room is organized, it seems natural that it should have an eye-catching, even unique design. But such examples and not by any means few. Every day we discover new looks worthy of making it into our list of favorites. These are our latest discoveries.Log table.What better way to make an organic statement in the living room than with a coffee table cut from a single wood log? You can see all the beautiful imperfections in this slice of wood. So simple but so dramatic.Found on Etsy.Log pile.If you want to make that…
  • Self-Sufficient Apartment Lets You Hide A Bed In A Drawer

    Simona Ganea
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    In a small apartment, squeezing in all the basic but robust pieces of furniture can be tricky but not impossible if you’re ingenious. Where would you hide a bed in your tiny home? This 409 square feet apartment uses a drawer for that and what an awesome idea that is!The apartment accommodates a couple and their child and was redesigned by Anthony Gill Architects. They had to completely rethink the space and make it as functional and practical as possible by using every tiny bit of space. A large partition wall was designed and it also serves as a bookcase and a unit in which the bed is…
  • DIY Half Log Bookends

    Chelsea Mohrman
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    Looking to add some extra color and style to a bare bookshelf? Create these DIY bookends on a dime! With a half log and a few fun and bold paints bring a half log to life for this project. A few simple cuts and these sturdy pieces are ready for your creative touch. Personalize their color and size for your decor!Supplies:half a log (can be as thick or thin as you prefer for this project)paint brushmulticolored paints (pick 3 in the same family if you are going for ombre as pictured here)sanding blocksawvarnish (optional) for finished productInstructions:1. Start sourcing a log and ensuring…
  • Harmony Takes An Irregular Form In A Refurbished Brooklyn Loft

    Simona Ganea
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    Although it’s true that symmetry can bring peace and harmony to a home, that can also be achieved with irregular designs, like the custom-made features in this stunning loft. Located in Brooklyn, the apartment was refurbished by SABO Project.Initially, the owners just wanted to renovate the bathroom but once they saw how gorgeous it turned out with the exquisitely installed tiles, the minimalist and clean design and the futuristic appeal, they decided to go ahead and renovate the whole place.The team managed to reveal the apartment’s full potential by completely reorganizing the…
  • Ikea Bookshelves Take A Stand On Versatility – 23 Creative Ideas

    Simona Ganea
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    Ikea bookshelves are famous for their versatility and they’ve been featured in numerous DIY projects and makeovers. We’ve selected 5 Ikea products and a series of great examples of how they can be used for each one. Give us your opinion or your own idea of how you’d include these in your home’s interior design.The Billy Bookshelves.A total of 5 Billy Bookcases were used to make this great design for the space under the stairs. The modules were mounted one at a time starting with the smallest.{found on ikeahackers}.A combination between a Billy bookcase and two Benno…
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  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Today’s Room of the Week is a Venetian style bedroom which is richly decorated and furnished in a luxuriously opulent style. Some of the most luxurious hotels in Venice were occupied last weekend for the wedding of George Clooney and we can only imagine the decoration of these rooms. In your own home your bedroom should always be decorated in the best style you can afford, this is one room where I always suggest to clients that it’s worth splurging on. The simplicity of this bedroom sold it to me. Many people try to include too many ‘things’ in their bedroom. Pare it…
  • Eley Kishimoto

    Andrew Dunning
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Walking around trade shows isn’t as glamorous as it sounds and it gets very tiring after a while! The key to success if you are exhibiting is to have an eye catching display, and on this count Eley Kishimoto hit it out of the park this week at Decorex. Showing their first wallpaper collection at the show, it was a big hit with many designers visiting Decorex and the riot of colour drew people to their stand. Eley Kishimoto was started in 1992 and have expanded their range to include fashion and interiors with numerous collaborations over the years. This first wallpaper collection builds…
  • Decorex discoveries

    Andrew Dunning
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Luxury – what defines it? Many people have different views but in the Interiors world everything that is luxurious can be found at Decorex this week. I visited yesterday and am sharing some of my product discoveries today. After passing through the sensational entrance to the show the first exhibitor that grabbed my attention was Zoffany. We often use their textural wallpapers for clients and I love the new Prism collection. Although often the choice for a feature wall I prefer to use these wallpapers in a small room and cover every wall. It really raises the luxe factor and makes a…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    After a break over Summer our blog returns today and we are featuring a luxury bathroom as our Room of the Week. We are currently in the design show season in London and yesterday the trade show Decorex opened, where you will find luxury products in abundance! I’m heading there tomorrow and will report my new discoveries later in the week. Back in our design and build practice I’m currently designing a signature bathroom for a property in Highgate. The bathroom is large and has room for a standalone bath and a large walk in shower. The bath featured in our Room of the Week is…
  • Fancy a Zinc top table?

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

    Studio M
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M I’ve always wanted a pool house growing up. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air had the coolest one I’ve ever seen. It seemed like everyone had more fun at a pool house than the actual house. Watching Will Smith throw barbecue parties on the patio and then living in a room separate from the rest of the house was the ultimate “cool” factor for me. Now, my idea of what a pool house is has been transformed after seeing this one that has been designed to be multifunctional. In the case of this pool house designed by Jong Tong, who is best known for his designs of luxury…
  • Contact Paper DIY Ideas

    Jon Peters
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Studio M Every now and then I find something on Pinterest that inspires me to get crafty on my own.As a renter, there are a lot of really great ideas that I would totally want to try but can’t I’ll never actually own the place.However, my eyes have been opened to the wonderful world of printed contact paper, making renter-friendly improvements to my apartment and furnishings entirely plausible. Above: Marble MacBook Pro (via DESIGNLYKKE) Marble Coffee Table (via Poppytalk) Marble Side Table (via Style Me Pretty) When I first saw this marble patterned contact paper on Pinterest, I…
  • Poster Bed Perfection

    Jon Peters
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M One of my most favorite looks when considering furniture for a large bedroom space would have to be a classic poster bed.Poster beds add some visual drama to a room by creating varying heights without distracting from the room’s overall look and feel.Unlike canopy beds, poster beds are much more enduring, style-wise since there’s no fabric to change, launder, or otherwise prevent from looking like a princess bed.I love the clean lines and universal appeal of bedrooms that pull off the perfect poster bed. To be honest, my current bed frame has a modern sleigh shape, but I’d…
  • Ikea’s Paper Shop

    Jon Peters
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a slight hoarder of all things that are of the “gift” and “office supply” category. This includes wrapping paper, stationery, notebooks, binders, and thank you cards, just to name a few. Truth be told, I almost love giving gifts more than I like receiving them (almost, but not quite, obviously!) because I enjoy wrapping and surprising people with beautifully decorated gifts. As far as stationery is concerned, I literally am physically unable to restrain myself from buying notebooks or office supplies at places like TJ Maxx and Target. I…
  • Canyons do Lago House

    Studio M
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Studio M Wood and water. One warms you up while the other cools things down. And when surrounded by both, they can leave an overwhelming soothing sensation. The ripples of the water splashing against the wooden docks on the lake. The wood surrounding the interiors of the comforting space. The Canyons do Lago House was imagined and realized with one purpose: every room must view the inspiringly serene Lake Furnas. Relaxation and inspiration can compliment one another and this house is designed to bring the best of a social life with the best of a relaxing life. It’s split into three…
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    Renée Finberg ' TELLS ALL ' in her blog of her Adventures in Design

  • It's Time To Get Married

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    And pick up my daughter (Andi) & her sweetheart (Antoine)in Portland Maine and drive them back to Rockland Maine.I haven't seen her in 2 years.We were never apart more than 2 months until my move to Maine.My dear, dear and beautiful Mom!Has been the most loving and supportive....I don't know what I would have ever done without her.The older I get, the smarter she gets!!This is the church we will Marry in -St. John Baptist Episcopal Church.Father Peter Jenks will marry us. He has been great support and encouragement to me since I arrived on the scene.I consider him my friend…
  • Window Boxes & Faux Balconies

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

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

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

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

  • What size home is ideal for your needs?

    Interior Design Style
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    When it comes to buying a home, bigger isn’t necessarily always better. You need the right size house for your needs as well as for the needs of your family. For anyone buying a house there are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration – budget, location, type of property and style to name a few. Here are some of the factors that determine how much house you can get for your money and what you should be considering in terms of size. Budget What you can afford is always going to be an overriding factor in the size of house you can buy. If you don’t have children…
  • Kitchen style trends of 2014

    Interior Design Style
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    The past few years have seen kitchen designs focus on stainless steel and stark lines, but trends for the rest of 2014 and going into 2015 are seeing a mood shift to a number of new and exciting areas of kitchen design. As well as shapes, colours and moods changing, engineering developments and feature enhancements are now all part of the mix when it comes to either buying an off the shelf kitchen or commissioning a bespoke design. The kitchen is the hub of the home and if you’re in the position where you’re looking for a fresh, new change, the current trends will give you some…
  • Simply Chevron Treasury

    bmthour
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Treasury from: DSG Simply Chevron Chevron Striped Accent Decorative Throw Pillow Cover From: DSG $14.00 Mixed Chevrons Pricm Area Rug From: DSG $183.44 Jiti Salta Cotton Throw Pillow From: DSG $76.53 Chevrons Fleece Throw Blanket From: DSG $98.08 Ikat Collection Chevron Piped Blanket From: DSG $43.63 Chevron Short Vase From: DSG $38.49 Chevron Pattern Coasters From: DSG $19.99 Ivory Black Chevron Zig Zag From: DSG $79.00 Zig Zag Toss Pillows From: DSG $32.97 Chevron Pattern Navy Glass Picture Frame From: DSG $20.83 Jiti Salta Cotton Throw Pillow Wine From: DSG $118.66 NY 1201 From: DSG…
  • How to keep your home burglar-proof

    Interior Design Style
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    Nobody wants to come home to face the distressing feeling of being burgled. It’s a highly stressful experience and whilst figures show that crime numbers are falling each year, there are still thousands of break-ins reported to the police. There are a number of ways you can reduce the rise and one important area to look at to ensure your property and possessions are as thief-proof as possible is the kinds of locks on the doors and windows. There is a range available and your insurance company may increase or decrease your premium depending on the style you choose or already have…
  • Your Room Needs Focal Points

    Interior Design Style
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    When it comes to decorating, a good rule to follow is that each room should have a focal point. This is the point in the room that draws people attention and from which all other decorations and furniture revolve. It complements everything and everything complements it. I’m going to try and inspire you now with some great focal points for the various rooms in your house. Some will be obvious, but never underestimate the power of a focal point. The Kitchen One answer: an AGA. Don’t know what an aga is? Look here. AGAs make a stunning addition to any kitchen, plus many people want them…
 
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  • Know the neighbourhood: Cabbagetown

    TheRedPin Team
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Rich in History and Diversity Cabbagetown is historical neighbourhood lined with century old, beautiful Victorian homes, one of a kind boutiques and friendly pubs and cafes. There is a strong sense of community in this east end neighbourhood. The area is well serviced with amenities like affordable grocers, banks, schools and restaurants. Residents are well connected to the rest of Toronto, with the Carlton streetcar routes and buses running along Parliament. From university students to young families, the neighbourhood appeals to a broad spectrum of homebuyers and renters.   “The area is…
  • A look at fall real estate trends in Toronto, GTA

    TheRedPin Team
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Yesterday, Tarik Gidamy, one of the co-founders of TheRedPin.com sat down with Stephanie Smyth from CP24, to discuss the current state of the real estate market in Toronto and the GTA. Tarik explains how TheRedPin’s platform combines all new condo developments with all existing MLS® listings to create the largest active database in the city. He further explains the difference between MLS® and TheRedPin, which is that TheRedPin is all about adding that human touch to their platform, by incorporating rich visuals, valuable stats and an engaging user experience. Lastly, Tarik explains the…
  • Hot Listings September 22 to 26

    TheRedPin Team
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
     4138 Trapper Cres  Mississauga, Ontario  Contact Jason Hughes to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $599,000 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $2,246 975 Details: 4 Beds, 4 Baths Apt. 101 – 75 Dalhousie St Moss Park, Toronto Contact Enzo Ceniti to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $399,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,500 975 Details: 2+1 Beds, 1 Bath 72 Stornwood Crt  Peel Village, Brampton  Contact Bob Perks to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $339,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,275 975 Details: 3 Beds, 3 Baths  Apt. 302 – 30 Hugo Cres Apt. 302 –…
  • Exclusive with Daniels about their latest High Park Condominiums project

    Deepi Harish
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Recently, we spoke to the Daniels, the well-known builders behind the much sought after High Park Condominiums project. This is one of the only projects to launch directly across from Toronto’s largest urban park – High Park, and carries exclusive incentives offered until September 30th.   Access Pricing & Floorplans  TRP: Can you describe what kind of buyers are best suited for HighPark Condominiums? Daniels: Daniels HighPark Condominiums is the perfect residence for anyone who aspires to an active lifestyle. Whether this is a young first time buyer, or a retired…
  • University Suites brings innovative design architecture to Kingston’s Queen’s University

    TheRedPin Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    University Suites, being developed by PRK Developments, is the first condominium opportunity just steps from the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in a district known as ‘The Hub’ at the corner of Princess and University Avenues. Designed by Toronto-based Teeple Architects, the solid concrete structure will be a landmark building of cutting edge design. Founded in 1989 by principal Stephen Teeple, Teeple Architects has a recognized reputation for innovative design and exceptional service, garnering six Governor General Awards, Canada’s top architectural recognition. It…
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  • The Dome, charming little stool, RECYCLED solid French white oak barrel staves by StilNovoDesign

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    89.99 USDOur small Dome stool is entirely made of recycled oak wood from French wine barrels.Although it was conceived as a footstool for classical guitar players, our costumers have often used it as a child's seat, meditation stool or to cleverly place it under the feet when seated at the computer for an extended period of time, in order to guarantee better posture and support. Due to its shape this piece is NOT suitable as a step stool (see ‘The Temple’ instead).We find that it can also be easily integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive piece of home decor.The top and…
  • The Temple, charming little zen stool, recycled wine barrel staves of solid French white oak by StilNovoDesign

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    89.99 USDOur little Temple stool is entirely made of recycled oak wood from French wine barrels.Although it was conceived as a footstool for classical guitar players, it has been often used by our customers as a child's stool, plant stand, meditation stool, side mini-table, or to cleverly place it under the feet when seated at the computer for an extended period of time, in order to guarantee better posture and support.We find that it can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive and versatile piece of home decor.The top and the sides are stained with the red wine…
  • Ace, collapsible folding stool or end, side table, recycled oak wine barrel by StilNovoDesign

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    115.00 USDThis versatile piece allows you to use it as a portable folding stool as well as a little end/side table. It is light to transport and easy to store away.Our Ace's top is entirely made with recycled oak from discarded, used wine barrels and set on a collapsible frame that easily folds for convenient storage.Our Ace is a practical little helper that may become handy in any room of the house, conveniently adding an extra seat or serving as a little table whenever needed.Ace is a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.This piece features a round…
  • Hand Painted Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder, 5 candles, RECYCLED wood, Evergreen by StilNovoDesign

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    95.00 USDThis candleholder is made an even more 'one of a kind' piece by the exquisite hand painted motif that adds to its charm and delicate sophistication. Every pattern is exclusive.The Evergreen design adds a lively and romantic green motif to the whole piece.Our 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.Every individual…
  • Cream Caramel tray large platter recycled oak wine barrel staves, solid antique brass handles by StilNovoDesign

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    215.00 USDOur extra large platter turns into a magnificent centerpiece and its versatility allows you to either integrate it in your decor in a number of creative ways -displaying flowers, crystals, candles, beads, wedding favors, cards, etc- or to use it as an original, stunning serving tray. Our spectacular Cream Caramel makes a very elegant and original gift idea as well.While Cream Caramel’s top is still slightly stained by the wine previously held in the barrel, the rest is finished with a natural oak color to preserve and to show the natural features and beautiful grain of the aged…
 
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Rekindle Your Love Affair With Tudor Homes

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    I love Tudor Revival-styled homes, but it seems I’m in the minority. In more than two decades of Residential Architecture practice, I've had one client express an interest in English Tudor style.One.I've mentioned it to a few other clients over the years, but the reaction I typically get is something along the lines of “yuck”, “ewww”, and “I hate Tudor”.I hear similar sentiments from real estate agents and homebuilders, too.That's too bad, because once upon a time, Tudors were loved.==========Tudor Revival style, loosely based on English building traditions from…
  • 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 >    
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  • Showroom of the future – High tech? Low tech? What’s the answer?

    Veronika Miller
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    If you’re actively involved in the interior design industry you probably can’t imagine a world without physical showrooms. For major investments like kitchens & baths or furniture,  showrooms, despite increased web alternatives, will always have a purpose. Same goes, maybe even more so, for textile and wallpaper showrooms where color and feel are just so important. And yet, the conversation (or debate) about the so called showroom of the future and what it entails, remains. Gessi Showroom in Milan, Italy Our friends at KBIS 2015, in partnership with Hearst Design Group, have…
  • #BlogTourCali – A California Road Trip from LA to San Francisco

    Veronika Miller
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    What’s this one all about, you ask? It’s really pretty much all in the title if you know California at all. It’s about design, architecture and wellness, one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines, wineries along the way and two thrilling cities. How we plan to squeeze all of this into four and a half days we have no idea but please follow our team on #BlogTourCali on Twitter to learn all about this epic journey. A few highlights are below: Day 1:  Our team will be arriving in style at Santa Monica’s Huntley Hotel before being whisked away… ….to…
  • Love Affair with London – A visual tour

    JocelynHutt
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I am rousing myself from my post-London Design Festival hangover and attempting to compose a love-letter to this city by the Thames. Having spent five days absorbing and devouring as much as I could you’d think I’d be sated. Impossible. Not even close. That’s how much London means to me. It’s a city in which design seeps through every cobblestone and lurks around every corner. If you haven’t been for awhile, please let me try to explain. London is pithy and precise without being prim. It’s bohemian chic standing (or slouching) proudly next to centuries old buildings in which there…
  • #KBISlovesKitchens Instagram Contest – And the winner is…..

    Veronika Miller
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    …..Sandra Harris from Raincoast Creative Salon . Sandra has spent much of last week posting the most amazing food photography for #KBISlovesKitchens on Instagram and won over the hearts (and tastebuds) of our panel of judges. We are now proud to welcome Sandra to the international team of bloggers on BlogTour Las Vegas to KBIS 2015. The tour will run from January 18 – 23 and will cover kitchen & bath design trends at KBIS, a day of Modenus Talks Design Challenges and a long list of fabulous events in and around Las Vegas. Have a look at some of Sandra’s submissions…
  • It’s all about the Hardware: New KBIS 2015 Product Releases

    Florence von Pelet
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    KBIS 2015 is officially open for registration and we’ve been seeing flood of unique hardware design that we will continue to share over the next few weeks.   Nothing says clean lines like the latest collection from Atlas Homewares, the Ultra Euro Collection. The modern design comes in a sleek matte chrome finish that is certain to add cool chic to any modern space, just think of these on minimalist white cabinets! KBIS says, “According to the NKBA 2014 Kitchen and Bath Style Report, whites and off-whites are still the most popular overall color scheme.” A modern classic in the…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Devoted Delivery

    Laura Dotson
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    I am always in awe of the level of dedication and professionalism exhibited by the delivery team at Furnitureland South, but the matter was taken to a different level when I recently witnessed a delivery for the most amazing person I’ve ever known—my Mother! As I drove up to my Mother’s assisted living community, the sleek, black Furnitureland South truck that I love so much was already there waiting for me. They were delivering a chair, but not just any chair—it was a chair that would make my Mother’s life easier, more comfortable, and even healthier. This UltraComfort of America…
  • Visit the Highboy

    Tim OBrien
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    High·boy : (noun) a tall chest of drawers with a legged base Wondering what that 85-foot tall structure is when you enter Furnitureland South? It’s the World’s Largest 18th Century Highboy replica. Sid Lenger created the design for the Highboy. It was then traced onto a template, foam was added for flexibility and the team at Central Carolina Interiors carved out the design. The six-foot finial began as a mere block of foam, and had to be crafted off-site using a lathe. Visitors from far and wide come to see the Highboy—often sharing their Highboy photos through social media. I have…
  • Got Leather?

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

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

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

    Nina Holst
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:19 am
    After three lovely years in this home we are soon moving into a new house here in Drammen. This means that our home is now out for sale, even though it will be a bit sad to let it go….   You can find the listing for the house here: Vinkelveien 21, Drammen My walk-in closet/dressing room is probably the thing I will miss the most. This has been such a dream room, and I´m already a bit jealous of the new girl who will live here *smile*. I will of course share the new house with you later on… Images: Nina Holst
  • White, gold and marble

    Nina Holst
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
      1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8   White, gold and marble look so good together! Here are some of my favorites from Stylizimo shop this week. You find links to all the products above.
  • Statement peis!

    Nina Holst
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Nå som fargene kommer tilbake for fullt kan det være tøft å velge noen skikkelig fargerike “statement”-produkter for å tøffe opp de ellers fargeløse hjemmene våre. Det er ofte de dristige valgene som setter prikken over i´en i et hjem, og som du mest sannsynlig vil bli aller mest fornøyd med! Er du tøff nok til å velge en rød vedovn som virkelig skiller seg ut f.eks? Scan 83, som er designet av et av Danmarks sterkeste designteam, Harrit & Sørensen, er nå nemlig tilgjengelig i rød, noe som kan gi ethvert rom en glad fargeklatt og ikke minst masse varme. I…
  • Autumn bliss

    Nina Holst
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    I can´t believe how great autumn has been so far – I love this season so much when the weather is good. Even though it´s colder at night, it´s still nice to spend time out on our new terrace in the daytime when it´s sunny and warm. I am also surprised over how long I’ve managed to nurture the plants out there. Although I have replaced some with autumn flowers, most of them are actually from the summer. Even all my herbs are still alive… – truly amazing! In the front of our house it is also decorated for autumn as you can see. I especially love the straws we have…
  • Varmende eleganse

    Nina Holst
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Jeg drømmer om å ha peis på kjøkkenet, men det må bli i et annet kjøkken enn der vi bor nå pga. skorsteinens plassering. Modellen Scan 1002 hadde da passet perfekt til hvordan jeg ser det hele for meg, og jeg tror jammen jeg hadde gått for hvit slik at det er flammene og atmosfæren som står i fokus. Er du ikke enig at den er lekker? Scan 1002 har til og med glasshåndtak som holder seg kaldt under fyring, noe som er helt unikt og gjør den ekstra stilren! Peisinnsatsen er 80 cm bred og tar store vedkubber. Hvem ville DU valgt? Hvit eller sort? Finn mer info om Scan 1002 på Scan…
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • Colorful Kids Room Designs with Plenty of Storage Space

    HD Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Designing a beautiful kid’s room can be a challenge because it must please the kids as well as the parents. On top of that, most people will not want to redecorate every year or so, which means the design should be able to grow with the child, even into his or her teenage years. These kids rooms from the Ukraine based design firm DA Design are able to take those fun, playful elements and create rooms that are simple, stylish, and ultimately comfortable for kids and adults alike. While it may not be revolutionary to include primary color palettes and plenty of light in a kid’s…
  • Karakoy Loft Uses Rich Wood Features and Creative Industrial Elements

    HD Staff
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Coming to us from PRchitect, this stunning project from the design team at Istanbul’s Ofist is truly one of a kind. The loft, designed specifically for a bachelor client, has a variety of creative features that are not just beautiful but tailored to the physical experience of the space. We’re delighted to be able to give you a look inside this inspiring home. Upon a first look into the living room, you are instantly struck by the warm wood ceiling and sweeping wide windows. Of course, a massive couch to welcome visitors is also a focal point. The windows fold open to turn the living room…
  • Sleek Bedrooms with Cool, Clean Lines

    HD Staff
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    A bedroom is a sanctuary. It is not only a place to relax and sleep, but it should be a beautiful reminder of order and style with every new morning. The bedrooms here, all visualized by digital designer Albert Mizuno, offer unique features, tantalizing designs, and are gorgeous reminders of everything a bedroom should be. This modern bedroom is dominated by its two opposing features: a massive modern mural and an en suite marble bath, complete with it’s own fire. In this way it balances relaxation with stimulation (and fire). This next bedroom brings in some quirky design features,…
  • Luxury Spanish Villa with Golf Course Views

    HD Staff
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a home with a golf course view? Whether you want a country club membership with pool privileges or are a serious golfer with dreams of PGA fame, this luxury villa in the La Vinya area surrounding the PGA Catalunya Resort, could be your dream home. The design from architects at the Lagula firm is new, modern, and stunning. The stunning exterior cuts a striking angular silhouette against the Spanish sky. The massive outdoor pool is a magical retreat at the end of a long day on the links. An outdoor dining area is another essential touch in this temperate…
  • 3 Super Small Homes With Floor Area Under 400 Square Feet (40 square meter)

    HD Staff
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    This 32 square meter (344 square foot) apartment uses interior glass walls to create a bedroom that doesn’t make the home feel any smaller. A small dining area, with lovely Eames-inspired chairs, is perfect for a guest or two. The use of neutral colors, which extends into the narrow kitchen, makes the space feel more open and calm, despite the lack of extra floorspace. Even the smallest bathroom feels luxurious when it’s decked out in white marble. A small shower stall is the perfect solution for cleanliness without spaciousness. This next apartment actually uses the same…
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  • Seven Insanely Easy Fall Decor Ideas

    Susan
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    I love all fall holidays, but like you…I am pretty busy this time of year. While I adore intricate displays of autumnal hues painfully and artistically created for that inevitable {sigh} moment, it just doesn’t work out in reality for me. So, I’m going to share with you a few low-lying fruit ideas I did this fall. 1. Shortcut Jack-o-lantern Sure, I’ll carve the real thing closer to Halloween, but as of this moment, I want a pumpkin and I want it now! So I pulled out my tried and true copper Jack and added some green, orange and purple lights. Voila! 2. Tray-o-Stuff I…
  • Basement Laundry Before and After

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

    Susan
    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: howaboutorange.blogspot.com 2. Create scale in unexpected places Just because you…
  • Creating a Meditation Corner in my Basement Laundry Room

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

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

    Ronique
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    The coziest homes are not necessarily the ones that have received the most expensive makeovers. While a designer’s touch can do wonders for a space, it’s not always affordable. However, the idea of having a nurturing space that can offer respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life is far too important to abandon just because our pockets are not deep enough. Instead, we can focus on smaller projects and make little improvements that can actually do tons of good to a home. We’ve compiled some easy ways for you to start personalizing your home and give it a welcoming feel. Just…
  • Fall Dessert: Apple Crumble Bars Recipe

    Tara Mastroeni
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    What’s better than the smell of a fresh-baked apple pie wafting through your house? Obviously, that same delicious aroma coming from a recipe that fits your hectic lifestyle. These apple pie crumble bars have all the warm flavors of your favorite fall dessert, but are great for on-the-go snacking. Serve them up with a generous scoop of ice cream after dinner and pack the extras in everyone’s lunchbox the next day. Trust us, they’ll stay perfectly intact and no one will have a problem indulging in a second helping of this comforting recipe. Fall Dessert: Apple Crumble Bars This apple…
  • Halloween Party: Healthy Halloween Treats

    Stella X
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    It’s true, candy and sweets just have to be part of Halloween! But to keep things under control and not eat too much of it, why not prepare a few scary and fun Healthy Halloween Treats this year? Here are some really easy ideas that will be a hit at any Halloween Party! Halloween Party: Healthy Halloween Treats Healthy Halloween Treat: Monster Mouths Image via: Babble Monster Mouths Make monster mouths by cutting an apple in half, and then cut each half again in half until you have 8 or 16 slices. Take one slice and apply a little lemon juice to keep the apples from turning brown. Apply a…
  • Spicy Lamb Burgers with Onion Relish Recipe

    Joy M
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Even the most zealous burger purists will try a lamb burger once in a while. While beef garnished with a little pepper and salt will always be king, there is something special about a lamb burger that makes it impossible to dislike. Other types of burgers cannot hold their own against the traditional burger, but a lamb burger comes pretty close. We found this spicy dinner recipe on UKTV. It keeps things simple and does away with too much flavoring of the patty. Give it a try this autumn. Spicy Lamb Burgers with Onion Relish Looks mouthwatering! Image via: Blake Royer Ingredients For the Lamb…
  • Halloween Decoration: DIY Ghosts Using Chicken Wire

    Stella X
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    Searching for a spooky Halloween Decoration to DIY is not always an easy task. So here is a real creepy idea that can be tweaked and changed into any shape that one would desire. Just check the available space you have outdoors and let your imagination go wild. Halloween Decoration: DIY Ghosts Using Chicken Wire Chicken wire ghost for a spooky decoration Image via: Pinterest Supplies Protective gloves Roll of a 1-inch (cell) chicken wire Small pieces of wire Wire cutter or/and plier Chicken wire sitting ghost Image via: Home and Garden Directions Wear the protective gloves. Cut a 24-inch…
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    Vamp Decor

  • Deco Peacock Collection

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Color Season 2015 is Here-Does it Matter?

    Faith Sheridan
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    As I write this post I’m thinking about the color season presentations I attended this week. First there was Leatrice Eiseman who is often called ‘America’s color guru’ especially via her role with Pantone. “For most consumers today, color and style coordination in home interiors is a consistent goal, but the old rigid color rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines and options.” On this statement I can wholeheartedly agree with Leatrice by the direction of my current projects. Color and Design Trends Pantone 2015 A current whole house remodel…
  • Story of the Traveling Custom Rug and Textile Passion

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

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

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

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

  • Rustic Chic Luncheon

    Jody Cumming
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Kate Landers here to share with you some fabulous celebration inspiration from a fellow party designer and stylist, Kara Allen of Kara’s Party Ideas. While the party was a luncheon celebrating her son’s baptism, I find it provides terrific ideas for bridal and baby showers, anniversary and birthday parties, as well as any special…
  • Win the Mid-Century Crib from DwellStudio!

    Danielle
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    A modern update on a vintage classic, DwellStudio’s Mid-Century crib offers a stylish addition to a baby’s nursery. With elegant, minimalist details like dovetail joinery, metal sabots and cone-shaped legs, this piece is sure to become an heirloom for your family. To share our love for the design, we’re offering one lucky winner this French white crib! See entry details below and don’t forget to shop the entire DwellStudio collection!  To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook Sign up for our newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!* Plus, when you click the link and sign up for…
  • Newport Cottages Hilary Collection + $1000 Giveaway!

    Danielle
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Brittany S.! 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…
  • Michael S. Smith for Mirror Image Home + Giveaway

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

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

  • Holiday Survival Guide – 5 Tips To Get You Prepared

    Amanda Gates
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    For most of us, the thought of entertaining can turn us into a tail spin, but the thought of holiday decorating and entertaining plummets us into a nose dive of stress. Thanks in part to the perfection seen in magazines and websites we have become conditioned to strive for perfection, forgetting entirely that the purpose for holiday gatherings is to have… Read more The post Holiday Survival Guide – 5 Tips To Get You Prepared appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 2014 Autumnal Equinox With New Moon In Libra

    Amanda Gates
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Depending on where you are in the world, the Autumnal Equinox started on September 22, 2014. The autumnal equinox reminds us in the Northern hemispheres of fall harvest. September is is a 16/7 universal month, and we are currently experiencing a 7 universal year. The number 7 reminds us to look within, be alone and… Read more The post 2014 Autumnal Equinox With New Moon In Libra appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Design 101 Podcast – Donna Frasca, Color Expert

    Amanda Gates
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Design 101 Podcast – Donna Frasca Donna Frasca, is an Interior Designer turned Color Expert who specializes in JUST color. What does that mean? That means she is highly specialized in choosing color palettes for large homes, sub specializing in homes that have open floor plans. She is a color forecaster, color trend setter and… Read more The post Design 101 Podcast – Donna Frasca, Color Expert appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • DIY Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

    Amanda Gates
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    With so many options in stores it’s hard to know which scrubs are actually good for you. So many body scrubs in stores are not all natural, and may contain ingredients that are toxic for your skin. Then you have those scrubs that are just too expensive to justify paying for. DIY body scrubs are… Read more The post DIY Lemon Sugar Body Scrub appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 9 Basic Feng Shui Cures To Balance Energy In Your Home

    Amanda Gates
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    The goal with Feng Shui is to create balance and harmony within our homes, and just like a physician can’t prescribe the same remedies over and over, feng shui cures can vary based on the room and home. Not all rooms are treated equal. Some have irregular shapes, like an “L” shaped room, that would… Read more The post 9 Basic Feng Shui Cures To Balance Energy In Your Home appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • The Latest in Rug Trends – Deconstructed

    Kristie Barnett
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    I’ve been noticing a trend in rugs lately.  After a strong showing of defined geometric and animal-hide patterns the last couple of years, the growing trend in rugs is a deconstructed version of those heavily-popular patterns.  Not sure what I mean?  Let me give you some examples. via Pinterest Take the popular ikat (correctly pronounced […]
  • How To Style a Coffee Table That Starts Conversations

    Kristie Barnett
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    You know how I like to change things up.  Fairly frequently. I’ve already changed it since my “Fall House Tour” featured on the Eclectically Fall blogger tour last week.  I actually took those photos a couple of weeks ago, so it was time for a few changes, ha ha!  I bought the gold shell lamps […]
  • Staged for Success (And You Can Be, Too)

    Kristie Barnett
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Over the weekend, I wrapped up my Expert Psychological Stager™ certification course after spending three intense days with 22 amazing women.  We worked hard, but had a whole lot of fun!   Mortgage professional, Joe Repass of F&M Mortgage in Brentwood, TN, hosted our group and provided morning snacks and a catered lunch on the […]
  • I Go Kicking and Screaming – Eclectically Fall Home Tour

    Kristie Barnett
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hello, and welcome to those of you coming from
  • Psychological Staging™ Sweatshop

    Kristie Barnett
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    We’ve all been working hard getting ready for the Expert Psychological Stager™ training course.  By “all,” I mean me, Allison, Mr. Man, Lego Allen, and my daughters.  Mr. Man’s basement studio has turned into a sweatshop.  my youngest sweaty worker After countless requests from both Home Stagers and Realtors about the “right” paint colors for staging […]
 
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    KitchAnn Style

  • Appliance News

    Ann Porter
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    General Electric (GE) recently announced it is in an agreement to sell its home appliances business to Swedish white-goods group Electrolux for $3.3 billion. It’s hard to imagine GE, a household name for more than a century, leaving the consumer appliance industry. This deal is a major shake-up in the home appliance industry, pairing the second- and third-largest companies in the industry. Under the deal, GE has a long-term agreement with Electrolux  to keep using the GE Appliances brand alongside its own Frigidaire brand in an attempt to leverage the company’s long history.
  • Nouveau Rebel

    Ann Porter
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    It’s hard to believe a year ago I was attending the London Design Festival and visiting amazing showrooms. How can a year go so quickly?  One showroom tour I really enjoyed was Lee Broom in Shoreditch. This year Lee Broom launched a new collection of lighting and objects at Electra House, his flagship store, under the tongue in cheek title, ‘Nouveau Rebel.’ “I named the collection Nouveau Rebel as it is a material favored by the traditional art world and also the nouveau riche. I like the tipping point between these two worlds, and I wanted to create contemporary products…
  • Energy Star and Water Sense Sales Tax Holiday

    Ann Porter
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    There’s a  sales tax holiday this weekend for Energy Efficient Appliances  and Water Sense Products September 19 – 21, 2014 starting at 12:01 a.m. Floridians will pay no sales tax on purchases of up to $1,500 of ENERGY STAR appliances and WaterSense products. However, a person is limited to a single purchase of each specific type of Energy Star or WaterSense product that has a sales price of $500 or more. There are no quantity limits for qualifying items with  a sales price less than $500. Qualifying ENERGY STAR products: Air purifiers Ceiling fans Clothes washers…
  • AirRenew Gypsum Board

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

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

  • D.I.Y. Throw Pillow !

    Jackie
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    National Sewing Month is almost over. Have you taken up any new projects this month? If not, here’s an easy DIY pillow tutorial to try! Before throwing out that old t-shirt that doesn’t fit anymore, has a hole in it, or has unraveling stitching, recycle it by making a throw pillow! Tees that have a graphic on them work great, or you can even use a plain white tee and add a quote or ruffles to it. What you will need: T-shirt, Scissors, Pins, Pillow Stuffing, Sewing Machine or Needle & Thread   Step 1: Iron the t-shirt and lay it on a flat surface. Step 2: Decide how big…
  • #TBT- Chairs By Eames !

    Jackie
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Together this husband-and-wife duo is considered two of America’s most important and influential designers who remain commercially popular today. Charles and Ray Eames are best remembered for their mid-century modern furniture. Do you recognize any of these chairs?
  • Nifty Firewood Storage

    Jackie
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    As nights are getting cooler, now is the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming cozy nights by the fire. How neat is this firewood storage idea for the porch? It’s functional AND nice to look at!  
  • Dining Chairs That Pop !

    Jackie
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Most people are scared to experiment with color, especially when it comes to their dining chairs, but when it’s done right, it can brighten up the whole room and create a cheerful, lighthearted vibe. Here are a few examples to give you some inspiration to add a little cheer into your space with fun and colorful dining chairs!        
  • Pumpkin Pancakes Anyone?

    Jackie
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Are you in on the pumpkin craze? Tis’ the season for pumpkin-flavored everything and I can’t get enough of it. I came across this delicious pumpkin pancake recipe that I can’t wait to try this weekend! Here is the recipe. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 25 minutes What you’ll need: 1 3/4 cups milk 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 egg 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice mix 1/2 teaspoon salt   Instructions: In a large bowl, mix the…
 
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    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends

  • 5 Smart Money Moves for Home Improvement

    incrati
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    We all love a home that looks nice, as it makes us feel nice, doesn’t it? It doesn’t matter if you live in a studio apartment or a prestigious country manor, having a pleasantly decorated and styled home with attractive furniture and appliances is great. However, it’s even better when they don’t cost an arm and a leg. As much as we would all like to have the perfectly fashioned home, the chances are we won’t quite be able to afford those $19,000 Coffee Makers that we’d really like in our kitchens. (Seriously, $19k for an espresso machine. Some people have too much money.) What we…
  • Major Home Renovation Blunders and Tips to avoid them

    incrati
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    House renovation is not as simple as you think of it; you need to allocate proper time, budget and efforts to get your residence refurbished in an ideal way. Sometimes, your smaller negligence results in some major mistakes which not only waste your money but time too. The best idea to minimize these blunders is to hire services of a renowned construction company in Pakistan, as they will not only take stress off your shoulders but will also provide you with best renovation work for your sweet home.   ‘Most of the people have a misconception that home renovation is a simpler task and…
  • Wood Veneer, an Option to Make a More Beautiful and Durable Flooring

    incrati
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    What Is Wood Veneer? Veneer is actually the finest piece of wood that is cut from a log or any thick piece of wood. The main difference between solid wood and this is that the solid wood is sewn from a log. By cutting out the veneer you are making a lot of benefit out of a tree log that is the most precious thing of the nature. No other natural product has this wide range of variety that comes from the woods. No other natural product has this unique value or facilities that come with this product. This material has extremely exquisite and sustainable values. In the market of wooden furniture…
  • Make Sure Your Cloud Is Secure

    incrati
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:39 am
    Regardless whether you are an ordinary everyday private cloud user or you supervise a large company, knowing how to deal with threats and risks on the cloud is a must these days. While many people thought that a portable storage device, such as a USB flash, was the end-of-the-time tool, today you can access your data from any point of the world, given that you have the Internet connection. However, nothing can always be perfect. Just as the USB memory-sticks were (and still are) often infected by malware and viruses, the cloud is also not virus-proof. Because of that, every cloud user needs…
  • EVA Foam: Whole New World of Innovative Products

    incrati
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    EVA Foam is a polymer of Vinyl acetate and ethylene used for flooring and other purposes like sports equipments, setting designs and many more. In spite of being soft they are highly different from typical rubber. They are usually used for manufacturing flip-flops.     Advantages of EVA foam: They are soft and flexible. They are crack resistant. They have a lustrous property. They are waterproof. More about EVA foam: EVA liquids are PVAc(Polyvinyl Acetate copolymer) that are based on Vinyl acetate and on the inside they are plasticized by Vinyl acetate ethylene. These copolymers are…
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  • organizing and styling a tiny laundry closet

    Kelly Anderson
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I downsized last year into a small condo that I love. The problem is that I have only one storage closet, and it's one of those tiny laundry and storage closets that holds a stackable washer and dryer and pretty much nothing else. I really needed to make the most of this small space for storage capability and better functionality. And of course, to bring in some style!There are 12 inches of space between the wall and the laundry machines, which is exactly what's needed for the IKEA LACK wall shelf.  It fit perfectly and tightly so I didn't even need to anchor it to the wall. It's tall so…
  • organic week and antique weekend

    Kelly Anderson
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. I certainly did - and made a good start to Organic Week by visiting a local Saturday market that hosts some wonderful organic farm stands. I stocked up on greens to kickstart a Fall of boosted nutrition and goodness. I couldn't resist picking up some local flowers too - these irises were calling out...My breakfast on Sunday was chia seeds, organic oats, raisins and vanilla soaked in almond milk overnight. I added slivered almonds and some cinnamon in the morning and it simply delicious.I also attended the Aberfoyle Antique Market for…
  • find it friday: eco-chic Fall items for your home

    Kelly Anderson
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Brrr...can you feel it? The season has changed and it's bringing out my nesting instinct! I'm digging out my wool blankets and pumpkin soy candles. Are you ready for Fall at home? Here are some wonderful items on Etsy to help you prepare for a cozy Autumn.1. These birch cutting blocks will come in handy when entertaining this Fall and have a warm and natural vibe. I adore this little shop in Prince Edward Island.Cattails Woodwork2. A cinnamon or pumpkin spiced soy candle is a must for ambience and a healthy home this Fall. This shop has so many simple and chic options that 100%…
  • How to transition your home for autumn

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

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

  • The Perfect Coffee Table

    jaklina
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    In honor of National Coffee Day, check out some of these great coffee tables for inspiration and decor ideas for your own home! Why not shop our large coffee table selection today with your free coffee from Dunkin?
  • British Invasion !

    jaklina
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    British-inspired furniture have invaded our site! These stylish pieces work perfectly together to furnish a trendy living area or can be used as accent pieces to give your space extra flair. Get your British fix now! Armchair, Sofa, Love Seat, Ottoman, Cabinet, Nightstand, Rug
  • Get The Look- Mixed Media Kitchen!

    jaklina
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    This stylish kitchen combines some of my all-time favorite decor styles- industrial, rustic, and cozy! The mixing and matching of different seating works perfectly in this kitchen and the cozy accents of the faux-fur throw and fox pillow makes it even more inviting. It’s easy to get this look in your own home with a few key items shown below. Molded Plastic Armchair with Wood Legs Kava Bench Calligaris Sigma Rectangular Glass Extendable Dining Table Bastille Cafe Stacking Chair (Antique Black w/ Wood Seat)
  • Chic Elegance

    jaklina
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Plush tufted chairs, ritzy chandeliers, and opulent mirrors. Whether you want an entire room that’s Victorian-inspired or want to mix and match your decor styles by adding a luxurious accent piece, chic elegant decor is always eye-catching and will never go out of style.
  • 2014 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

    jaklina
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards are just 3 days away (on September 25th) and are being held in London this year! For those of you wondering what it is, it’s the world’s ONLY event dedicated exclusively to the design of food and drink spaces. With so many amazing bars and restaurants in the world, an awards ceremony is an absolute must! There are 827 restaurants and bars all over the world nominated for these awards. Looking for a new hotspot to check out in your area with some serious design or need a little inspiration for your own home? Check out these 827 amazing places worldwide.
 
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • Showroom of the future – High tech? Low tech? What’s the answer?

    Veronika Miller
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    If you’re actively involved in the interior design industry you probably can’t imagine a world without physical showrooms. For major investments like kitchens & baths or furniture,  showrooms, despite increased web alternatives, will always have a purpose. Same goes, maybe even more so, for textile and wallpaper showrooms where color and feel are just so important. And yet, the conversation (or debate) about the so called showroom of the future and what it entails, remains. Gessi Showroom in Milan, Italy Our friends at KBIS 2015, in partnership with Hearst Design Group, have…
  • #BlogTourCali – A California Road Trip from LA to San Francisco

    Veronika Miller
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    What’s this one all about, you ask? It’s really pretty much all in the title if you know California at all. It’s about design, architecture and wellness, one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines, wineries along the way and two thrilling cities. How we plan to squeeze all of this into four and a half days we have no idea but please follow our team on #BlogTourCali on Twitter to learn all about this epic journey. A few highlights are below: Day 1:  Our team will be arriving in style at Santa Monica’s Huntley Hotel before being whisked away… ….to…
  • Love Affair with London – A visual tour

    JocelynHutt
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I am rousing myself from my post-London Design Festival hangover and attempting to compose a love-letter to this city by the Thames. Having spent five days absorbing and devouring as much as I could you’d think I’d be sated. Impossible. Not even close. That’s how much London means to me. It’s a city in which design seeps through every cobblestone and lurks around every corner. If you haven’t been for awhile, please let me try to explain. London is pithy and precise without being prim. It’s bohemian chic standing (or slouching) proudly next to centuries old buildings in which there…
  • #KBISlovesKitchens Instagram Contest – And the winner is…..

    Veronika Miller
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    …..Sandra Harris from Raincoast Creative Salon . Sandra has spent much of last week posting the most amazing food photography for #KBISlovesKitchens on Instagram and won over the hearts (and tastebuds) of our panel of judges. We are now proud to welcome Sandra to the international team of bloggers on BlogTour Las Vegas to KBIS 2015. The tour will run from January 18 – 23 and will cover kitchen & bath design trends at KBIS, a day of Modenus Talks Design Challenges and a long list of fabulous events in and around Las Vegas. Have a look at some of Sandra’s submissions…
  • It’s all about the Hardware: New KBIS 2015 Product Releases

    Florence von Pelet
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    KBIS 2015 is officially open for registration and we’ve been seeing flood of unique hardware design that we will continue to share over the next few weeks.   Nothing says clean lines like the latest collection from Atlas Homewares, the Ultra Euro Collection. The modern design comes in a sleek matte chrome finish that is certain to add cool chic to any modern space, just think of these on minimalist white cabinets! KBIS says, “According to the NKBA 2014 Kitchen and Bath Style Report, whites and off-whites are still the most popular overall color scheme.” A modern classic in the…
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    FROM THE RIGHT BANK

  • FTRB on HLN Project Home

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    It’s time! My segment for HLN’s Project Home is live! In a nutshell, we made over an entry/hall area and the centerpiece was this mirror which got a little DIY action. It aired in two...
  • Lately (Things You May Not Have Known About Me + Some Randomness)

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    (Our yurt camp on White Lake.) Hi, friends, it’s been a while and that’s because the past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Here’s some of where I’ve been and what I’ve...
  • Making Happiness Happen + $100 HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    So last week, I told you about HomeGoods’ Happiness Happens campaign. Today I want to tell you a little about how I took part. When HomeGoods provided me with a gift card and challenged me to...
  • Lately: Kitchen Updates, Living Room Tweaks & Some Wonderful Happenings

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi there friends, can you believe it’s August already? It feels like summer just started but then I say that with every passing season. It’s surely a sign of old age….. Anyway,...
  • An Explanation/Some Exciting News

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    (Dining Room) Hi, there, I feel like this post has been a long time coming. You may have been wondering what the hell is going on around FTRB lately, why I haven’t shown you any of the projects...
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • 10 Lessons in Styling Bookcases

    Linnore Gonzales
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Bookcases are so much more than just a place to display your library. Art, knick knacks, and your favorite things can have a place of honor or a cozy corner on your bookshelves. But if you’re not careful, the look can become messy or cluttered. Here are 10 lessons in styling your bookcases so beautifully that they can serve as a stunning focal point, notable accessory, or background enhancement in your home. 1. Opt for a Color Infusion If you’re looking to create a mood of permanent happiness in a room, or trying to find a unique way to infuse color into a neutral room, match all…
  • Cabinet Color: A Do or Don't?

    Linnore Gonzales
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    When your kitchen needs an overhaul, one of the best ways to revamp it is by changing the cabinets. You don’t have to anticipate a major tear-down and renovation for outdated cupboards, nor do you have to dig deep in your pockets to make this change. A few coats of paint on your kitchen cabinets can make a world of difference, revitalizing the space and shifting the entire ambiance of a kitchen. If you love to paint and consider yourself quite handy with a roller, you can attempt this project on your own, but painting cabinets is a big, detailed, time-consuming job and there’s no shame in…
  • Fall in Love with Orange: 5 Tips to Use this Autumn Color in Your Décor

    Linnore Gonzales
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    As fall approaches, we start to spend more time in the living room and less time on the front porch. The vigor we once gained from the fresh summer air must now be found somewhere within the confines of our front doors. Luckily for us, our favorite fall hues pack a punch of uplifting energy, especially orange. Decorating with orange brings forth vibrant atmospheres full of excitement, warmth and merriment. Ready to get started? Try these 5 fall decorating tips that will have you falling in love with orange. 1. Brighter and Larger Spaces While traditionally adding bold, bright colors to a…
  • Room of the Month: The Cozy Built-In Office

    Linnore Gonzales
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Whether you have a generous amount of square footage dedicated to a home office, or just a quaint corner of the kitchen, this important space should gel with your home’s style while also serving as a work-friendly, motivating, but comfortable atmosphere. There are certain components that every home office should have – adequate space to work, room for storage, and a little room to grow. It’s also important to consider the role your home office will be expected to serve. Do you work from home and need a major setup including printer, fax, and desktop computer? Or is it a…
  • The Writing is On the Wall: Fresh Ways to Use Word Art

    Linnore Gonzales
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Using words as décor has become a very powerful way to create visual appeal. Word art comes to life as single words or chosen phrases are strategically placed across interior walls adding a sense of sophistication, setting a desired tone or contributing to an inviting atmosphere in a fresh and inexpensive way. From framed quotations to large-scale decals, let’s literally make a statement with your wall décor. Not sure where to start? Look to a favorite quote, preferred theme or chosen color palette. For example, consider this water-themed guest room. Striking blues and greens are…
 
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    Lighting & Decor Blog | Lamps.com

  • A Bedroom Makeover for a Special Military Spouse

    Holly La Porte
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    This past spring, Laurel & Wolf, an online interior design firm from California, teamed up with the National Military Family Association, a nonprofit concentrating on benefits of military families, to host a contest for service members to nominate their deserving
  • Our 2013-2014 Scholarship Winner Announced!!

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

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

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

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

  • Vintage & Antique Rugs by Nazmiyal Featured in Art Daily!

    Samantha Burgoon
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Vintage and Antique Rugs from the Nazmiyal Collection have been featured in an article by art newspaper, Art Daily! The Nazmiyal Collection has been featured in an Art Daily article! The piece explores the resurgence of interest in Antique and vintage rugs and home furnishings. As a top dealer of antique carpets, Jason Nazmiyal comments Read More... The post Vintage & Antique Rugs by Nazmiyal Featured in Art Daily! appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Chinese Rug with Animal Composition

    J. Nazmiyal
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    This week, we bring you a remarkable example of an antique Chinese rug that’s full of symbolism. Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Chinese Rug with Animal Composition appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Was There Really a Magic Flying Carpet or is it a Myth?

    J. Nazmiyal
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Flying Carpet – Myth or Reality The flying carpet has long been a device used in folklore to permit the protagonist (or antagonist) to achieve their mysterious devices as fast as possible. This legendary rug is an integral part of stories in the Eastern World, appearing in ancient Jewish texts, the Arabic One Thousand and One Nights, and Read More... The post Was There Really a Magic Flying Carpet or is it a Myth? appeared first on 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.
 
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Vastu: 5 Tips When Planning Your Modern House

    Architects Bangalore
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    The meaning of vastu is dwelling, i.e. the home for God and Humans. Vastu shastra is centered on a variety of energies including solar energy and celestial energy. Balancing these energies can enhance peace, riches and success; say the shastras. Thus, if a house is constructed according to these principles, the resident therein enjoys heavenly bliss in life. Image Credits: Continue Reading The post Vastu: 5 Tips When Planning Your Modern House appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Contemporary Architecture Design Plans | Architects in Coimbatore

    Architects Bangalore
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Why Go For Contemporary Architecture Designs Referred as the ‘Textile Capital of South’, Coimbatore has been ranked 4th among Indian cities in investment climate. Cosmopolitan culture, economical living, stumpy pollution with homogeneous climate through the year and rapid infrastructure growth makes Coimbatore an ideal investment destination… for contemporary residences. Today, many new home investors are opting for modern house designs Continue Reading The post Contemporary Architecture Design Plans | Architects in Coimbatore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore |…
  • House Designs with Fire Protection Systems | Architects in Salem

    Architects Bangalore
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    Prevent Fire Hazards On New Property Fires or sparks can be destructive. They can tear apart families and demolish homes. By flouting safety guidelines, just to save a few thousands, countless people fall prey to fire attacks and in worst cases, succumb to injuries. However, many fire mishaps are preventable. By using superior quality fire safety equipments, high property damages due to Continue Reading The post House Designs with Fire Protection Systems | Architects in Salem appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • 5 Reasons Why Duplex House Plans Rank High

    Architects Bangalore
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    In tier II cities like Salem, where the real estate demand is growing, demand for dream house designs capture many discussions. Many people also want to make investments keeping in perspective multiple future benefits. Here investing in duplex house plans makes good logic due to following reasons: Discuss your Duplex House Plan requirements with Leading Architects in Salem Call +(91)-(80)-26612520 / +(91)-9845605777 1. Great for first time Continue Reading The post 5 Reasons Why Duplex House Plans Rank High appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In…
  • 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.
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • The Iron Fish -Martha Stewart American Made Finalist

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We are revisiting talented artist Chase Allen from The Iron Fish! I introduced Chase's coastal wall sculptures back in 2010 here, since then his business has grown and now he is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made program. The Iron Mermaid Wall Sculputures are just plain gorgeous. Chase makes them in three different sizes. They fit into spaces like nothing else would. You
  • Go on Beach Time with a DIY Beach Photo Clock

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here is a little project that will get you on beach time in no time! A beach photo clock with seaglass, seashell, and a Rope Wrap. The fun and bright beach clock is made by Laurie, featured on Dana's blog CereusArt, a fellow beach lover. In fact, the man made tumbled seaglass pieces used as the numbers are available via CereusArt on Etsy -just in case you don't have ocean tumbled seaglass handy
  • Celebrating Autumn with Coastal Decorations Fit for Fall

    24 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    To celebrate Autumn coastal style I collected a few coastal decorations that are fit for Fall. From themey items to decorations in those warm Fall colors that we all love. I adore this warm and cuddly Needlepoint Seashell Pillow. Maybe it's time to switch up an area rug? Or top off your existing rug with a smaller Coastal Rug. Layering rugs also adds extra coziness to a space. Another
  • Coastal Autumn Interiors in Colors to Fall for

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Coastal interiors and vignettes that celebrate Autumn colors. Whether you add a lot or just a little, you can bring the Fall season to your home with warm orange, yellow and earthy tones. All colors I love! A Coastal Beach House with Orange Decor Accents. The inspiration for this Coastal Autumn Room came from the painted chest. This is actually a set up in a store! The owners wanted to go
  • Pristine Nautical Design -Coastal Living Showhouse 2014

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This year's Coastal Living Showhouse is located in Coronado, California. The home is huge and the nautical design is pristine. Take a peek! The spacious kitchen prominently shows off an Anchor Marquee Sign. Both, Porthole Windows and Lighting are a nod to nautical. Actually, kitchen/dining and living room are all upstairs while the first floor houses a foyer, laundry room, office, three
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  • This Awe-Inspiring Painting Arrangement Is Also A Brilliant Storyteller | See Why...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    As if I haven’t already posted enough about wall decor this past summer, I thought I’d go ahead and post some more.While I’m becoming quite interested in the use of vintage portraits in an interior, groupings of small oil paintings of the same subject matter are equally intriguing. Designer: Erin Napier Sure, it’s very old world. I get that.But — and you’ll see what I mean in the gallery below — in a more modern environment, these groupings can make quite a statement and create a very personal feel.Landscapes, animals, florals... No matter your interest, a collage of any…
  • Before & After: A Confined Bathroom Is Uplifted with Bountiful Space!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    BEFORE & AFTER: A Tired Kitchen Is Awakened With A Coffee House Ambience Remember this kitchen makeover?I mentioned in that post that in between the two phases of that kitchen remodel we also did their master bathroom. Well, today I’m excited to share the end results of that project!Overall, this bathroom was dated, had a few leaks, and felt tight and confined. But there was one area where there was an abundance of space — look up… Those high ceilings were going unnoticed! Look at all of that unused space up there. It's about time those high ceilings were given some attention! My…
  • Homeowners Go 'All-In' With Their Vintage Bathroom Remodel. Here's Their Plan:

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Drawn interior design plan (vintage bathroom remodel) by Carla Aston Drawn interior design plan (vintage bathroom remodel) by Carla Aston Drawn interior design plan (vintage bathroom remodel) by Carla Aston I’m currently working on a really sweet vintage style bathroom remodel.The homeowners — who are, btw, former clients — love this look and wanted to go all-in with it.Here’s their inspiration image. Although, for them, they felt this particular bathroom looked a bit too rustic and “ranch-y”. Also on board for this bathroom's remodel:We’ve got an antique footed…
  • In Rural Areas, Interior Design Careers Aren't Growing On Trees (But They Could Be)

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve received more than one or two emails from young designers who are fresh out of school and looking for work in this field.And even though business is booming (at least it is around here), and we’re all complaining about how busy we are…None of us are hiring all that much.Why? Well...We’re all a little gun shy. 2008 happened, and we've all been driving down a long road, hoping to get back to where we were. If you’re a designer who's had to let someone go because of a lack of work, you know you don’t want to have to do that ever again.After 2008, we were all advised to go lean…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    CLICK HERE for INSTANT ACCESS! Just as I say in one of my “Must-Read” links you’ll find in today’s edition of DESIGN REFRESH…It’s not hard to recognize how, these days, more and more people are wanting custom, bespoke design than ever before.The simplicity of shopping online has caused us to hunger for more tasteful, customized design, instead of the bland, mass-produced goods you find at discount retailers. They don’t offer oversized tall headboards in the exact fabric and design you want. They don’t allow you to select the trim, the nailheads, the type of feet, etc. And once…
 
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  • Teasing Delhi Monsoons and My Clicks

    Priti
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    Rain Rain Don’t Go Away I think this is the most apt topic for my post. While every other city has observed rain almost every day, the weather in Delhi was dry and sunny all throughout the season. Yeah, literally, I can count the days of rainfall on my fingertips. :-/ But with the beginning of September, finally God realized that “Oh! It’s monsoon in Delhi too”! And finally, since two weeks the weather has been awesome and I enjoyed it to the fullest!!! Yeah, I slept through all of it (I mean most of the time). :D  Thanks for the mercy lord and recharging Delhi! And…
  • Found Some Usual and Unusual Trees

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

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

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

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

    Author
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    Gone are the days when our interest in windows was restricted to just finding attractive coverings that will brighten up our homes. Today, the choices have become so vast that consumers do not even focus only on aesthetics anymore. Equally as important, or maybe even more important to some, is the energy efficiency factor of windows. Why Choose Energy-Efficient Windows? The best benefit energy-efficient windows can give you is substantial reduction to the costs associated with heating and cooling your home. In other words, they help minimize your bills! Other than that, they can also help…
  • Common plumbing issues around the house

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

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

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

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

    The Home
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Via The Project Girl Who doesn’t appreciate a night or two in a boutique hotel?  Give your overnight guests a five star experience with these surprisingly easy (and budget-friendly!) thoughtful details – all without having to leave home. Before you begin adding the fun stuff, make sure the basics are in place: a comfortable mattress (if yours is less than ideal, invest in a hypoallergenic mattress topper), a bedside table and lamp, wastebasket, a comfortable chair, a mirror, and room-darkening window shades.  Reserve some sheets just for guest bed use; for all-out luxe, buy the…
  • Pet Proofing Your Home Without Compromising Style

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

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

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

    The Home
    18 Dec 2013 | 10:34 am
    In today’s society, more and more professional industries support employees that work from home. Working at home can present challenges, such as integrating a work space into a small room or area. Hooker Furniture is right on point with their Work Well collection, featuring pieces that are functional, beautiful, and technologically advanced! Watch this video and hear Hooker’s Marketing Director, Kim Shaver, delve into the details of the collection. As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. TheHome.com - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
 
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  • Top 5 Instagrammers You Should Follow …

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    To be a badass, fearlessly authentic online entrepreneur, it takes work.  Hard work. And balls.  It takes balls to be a woman.  It takes balls to be a blogger.   It takes big balls to stand out in a crowded … Read More!
  • Top 10 travel tips that won’t make you want to punch people

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

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

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

    themodernsybarite
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Few things in home decorating are as versatile as great decorative trays. I use them constantly in my projects to inject a little bit of personality into spaces. They are great for adding color and texture and also help to … Continue reading →This post remarkable decorative trays anybody? first appeared on
  • richard rabel: a 1930s Dallas home renovation (before and after)

    themodernsybarite
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The independent town of Highland Park sits inside the Dallas city limits and is an upscale neighborhood known for its lovely mansions and manicured lawns (plus it’s 30 miles/hour speed limit that can drive you crazy!). It’s also the home … Continue reading →This post richard rabel: a 1930s Dallas home renovation (before and after) first appeared on
  • to the trade – an interior design photo app

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

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

    themodernsybarite
    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
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  • Five tips to keep in mind when moving

    Julie
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
      Photo credit: flickr.com Though moving home can often be stressful, with proper research you can eliminate or lessen moving anxieties. Whether you’re looking for a similar-sized apartment or moving into a much larger pad, it can be an enjoyable experience. Here are five things to consider when moving into a new home. Neighbourhood Finding the right property is not just about the bricks and mortar. When you think that you’ve found the place for you, take an hour or two to walk around the area. Make the effort to see if your potential new neighbourhood has everything that you…
  • 3 Window Treatments From History That Are Still Popular

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

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

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

    Julie
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Photo credit: Flickr.com – acb One of the advantages of apartment living is that you don’t have a yard to take care of. Unfortunately, one of the disadvantages is that you don’t have a yard for gardening. Although that last part is not exactly true because you can actually start a garden in your apartment. Gardening with a balcony If you have a balcony, or similar outdoor space, then you already have most of what you need for a great apartment garden. Even if it’s a tiny space, you can grow a variety of food crops in containers including: ·  Squash ·  Peppers ·  Tomatoes…
 
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  • 4676 Portariviste | Giotto Stoppino | Kartell, Italy | 1972 | UPDATE

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    An update to my post of December 21, 2009, the 4 compartment Portariviste (4676) by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell.  It has been a long time since I’ve found this rack in a new color, but here is one in blue-green, almost seafoam green. eBay item 271612935009 ended September 28, 2014 at 00:54:31 PDT (Australia).  Five bidders placed 14 bids for the magazine rack, which sold for AU$59.00 (US$51.78).
  • Progressione di Tre sculpture | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1959

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Progressione di Tre translates to “Progression of Three.”  This sculpture, in its original box with the cubes individually wrapped, is in excellent condition.  Described as, “Conditions are perfect considering the age: no chips, no cracks, even edges and corners are undamaged.”  The container and sculpture is similar to the Relazione di Quattro (Relationship of Four) sculpture I posted about on December 16, 2009. A Progressione di Tre sculpture was previously sold for a hammer price of €800  at the February 15, 2011 Quittenbaum auction “Design – ‘La Dolce…
  • Poly Plex wall storage organizer

    26 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    While this particular item is unmarked, its look and its back indicate that it is a Poly Plex wall organizer, similar to this one, which is oriented differently.  Here is a vintage purple plastic wall organizer that measures 18” by 12-3/4”. This wall organizer is in the style of the UTEN.SILO and Wall-All by Dorothee Maurer-Becker.  Click to be taken to the UTEN.SILO I, UTEN.SILO II, or Wall-All III. This wall organizer is clearly designed for the bathroom, and features a mirror, three identical pockets, and a towel bar.  The Lucite bar is too tight to the frame to hold a…
  • Lumitime advertising tear sheet | Tamura Electric Corp., U.S.A.

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Here is an advertising tear sheet for 12 Lumitime clocks.  While it is not dated, based on the models and prices, this is probably a later sheet.  The clocks featured on the sheet are: CL-125 - “LUMITIME” digital alarm clock.  1 1/4” high illuminated orange bar numerals, 24 hr. alarm, AM/PM indicator, catnap control, alarm ON/OFF switch, seconds indicator and pulsator.  Size: 3 x 3 1/8 x 8 1/4 Available in charcoal-brown case  $17.50 CL-130 - “LUMITIME” digital alarm clock.  1 1/4” high illuminated orange bar numerals, 24 hr. alarm, AM/PM indicator,…
  • Mini-Clock battery operated alarm clock | Diehl, Germany

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Here is a Mini-clock battery operated alarm clock by Diehl, Germany.  The clock face is purple with bold, supergraphic numerals 12, 3, 6, and 9.  The clock operates on an LR14 (C size) battery.  The alarm operates by pushing the lever on the right side of the clock down. Front, back, and bottom views of the Diehl Mini-clock battery operated alarm clock. Model imprint and supergraphic, pop-art  face numeral “9”. eBay item 311072211570 sold September 7, 2014 18:32:27 PDT (Germany).  One bidder placed one bid and the clock sold for $54.00. Additional side views of…
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  • Steampunk Style!

    Phyllis
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Steampunk movement has been gaining popularity as a design trend and it is hot right now.  Taking old elements and making them new with an industrial flair speaks to the reuse/repurpose/recycle mentality of many sustainability-inclined folks.  Check out this bathroom below with steampunk flair!  Iron elements really pop off the concrete wall and floor! Industrial Pedestal By Stone Forest This steampunk bedroom below truly carries the theme out to the fullest!  A mix of metal, steel and leather provides an eclectic vintage/industrial vibe. Steampunk Bedroom We are loving this…
  • Oh Barnacle – Reinvented!

    Phyllis
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Inspired by the crustaceans in marine life, Plodes Studio has created this wall mounted storage vessel that acts as a dual-functioning piece - a work of art and a form of storage! Plodes Studio Barnacles While the shapes are fabricated in a geometric manner, when arranged in a cluster at varying angles, they have a random organic quality that is very pleasing to the eye! Plodes Studio Barnacles Really Create a Statement! You can even do a very small, concentrated cluster like the one below!  I especially love the contrast that they have when placed on a wood wall! Plodes Studio…
  • Totally Tortoise!

    Phyllis
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Tortoise is a growing trend in design!  We have put together 0ur Top Tortoise picks for you to feast your eyes on! Check out this Tortoise Commode below by Matsuoka.  While we love this chest because of the zebrano veneers, the design is simply genius!  The center 3 sections are drawers while the outer shapes on the left and right sides are both doors that open up to shelving behind!  So cool! Tortoise Commode by Matsuoka Check out this incredible Master Bath designed by David Wilkes Builders with this long tortoise shell tile wall that becomes a special focal point in this bathroom and…
  • Bye Bye Blackboards, Go Glassboards!

    Phyllis
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most of us grew up in classrooms with black chalkboards but have you heard of the latest and greatest replacement?  Drumroll please……. Introducing Glassboards! This is an out of the box, innovative alternative that is less messy and a much sleeker option.  Glassboards offer a very sleek and polished look.  We found these incredible Glassboard Floats By Clarus. We love the black glassboards that use a white marker to draw out ideas.  The black really pops off the neutral stone tile walls! Black Clarus Glassboards The image below showcases a white glass board  - which is…
  • New Collections By Joseph Noble

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

  • Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors

    Courtney Price
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    Francophiles: You need this book. Related posts: Inspired by: Jean-Louis Diniot Interiors Now Decorate Fearlessly
  • The Veuve Truck is headed to…

    Courtney Price
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Veuve truck is headed to dallas this wkd. get your #cliquotmail at either or both stops: Related posts: Design Alert: Veuve Clicquot Hotel du Marc Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Come See Me over at Huffington Post
  • Garden Glory Will Glamorize Your Yard

    Courtney Price
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Your back yard called. It wants a chic Garden Hose… Related posts: Tour the Garden District Color Study- Fall tones Come See Me over at Huff Post Home for some Outdoor Design Talk!
  • Year Of the Horse

    Courtney Price
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    2014 is year of the horse, so here you go: Related posts: Equestrian Chic = Luxury Branding Happy New Year Hermes Fabric Line
  • Excellence

    Courtney Price
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Excellence is never an accident... Related posts: A Word From William Morris A Word on Solitude
 
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  • How to Buy Glassware for Home

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Since there are a lot of choices available in glassware, you must know how to buy glassware for home to avoid confusion. It is always a very good investment to purchase a good set of glassware for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Build Cheap Closet Shelves

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    26 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    Closet shelves help in neatly organizing clothes and making the most out of the available space that you have in your house. It is only because of this reason that people are interested to know how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Patch Up a Dry Wall

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    The hole in the wall is visible and you feel pretty awkward about it. You are anxious to get the whole thing fixed. How do you go about it? Most of us encounter this problem and are worried about how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mind Blowing Storage Tips for Small Bedrooms

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    Arranging things in a compact bedroom can quite be a challenging task. But it is not out of bounds. You can use clever tactics and ideas on decorating your small bedrooms and still make them appear... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Build a Modular Home

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    19 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
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  • 7 Inspirational Ways To Decorate A Boys’ Bedroom

    Melina Divani
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Decorating your boy’s bedroom may not be as flexible a venture as decorating a girl’s bedroom, but it can be just as much fun. In fact, boys require less décor and more functionality. Sure, you can put the solar system or a jungle theme on the wall, add sports posters, and setup a bed frame shaped like a fire engine, but what about color? Do boys like stripes and geometric shapes? Yes they do, and these five boys’ bedroom ideas prove it! 7 GREAT BEDROOM IDEAS FOR BOYS 1. Groupings of vivid and bright colors are idea in a boy’s bedroom as well as bright or more subdued shades of brown…
  • 10 Great Ideas To Help You Add Special Touches To Your Family Room

    Melina Divani
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    A family room is considered the informal part of the house. It’s similar to a living room and is used for family and friend get-togethers for chats, games, watching TV, reading, and other family activities. Most family rooms are decorated casually with furnishings and objects that can stand a bit of wear and tear. In some homes, floor plans that consists of a living room and family room combined into a single huge area is known as a “great room.” However, just because the family room is the more casual and probably the most used room of the home, you can still keep it stylish and…
  • 38 Vintage Industrial Yet Cute Kid’s Playroom Ideas

    Melina Divani
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    You have probably heard the term “classy kid” used a number of times; however, it’s never usually related to furnishings. Yet, Hardware’s playroom collection for kids is a mixture of class and kiddies’ charm. So much so, even a grownup would enjoy a few pieces in their room! Furry bean chairs, sleeping bags, and hassocks bring a sense of lavishness to a collection designed strictly for the kids. It’s a fabulous concept of modern intrigue with adult-like themes, created for the very young with style and grace. Storage units are made from distressed dark wood with dressers…
  • Old Classic Victorian School Turned Into A Living Space With Character

    Melina Divani
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    What better way is there to turn this former gym and assembly hall of an old classic Victorian school into something livable, than by adding various styles of décor, both old and new, along with vivid colors that ignite the imagination? This loft like living space is a mix and match of every and just about anything; however, it’s all meticulously thought out and works together fabulously! The complete décor is a mixture of vintage, modern, art-deco, rustic, and conventional styles. There are a number of sitting areas too. The area with the long table and set of multiple designed chairs is…
  • How To Decorate A Bedroom

    Melina Divani
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Bedrooms are like sanctuaries and decorating your bedroom in a way that makes you feel peaceful, comfortable, and blissful is very important. Whether you are looking for an eclectic bedroom style, country style, romantic, or just plain fun, there are hundreds of bedroom design ideas to choose from. Don’t forget that designing your bedroom does not mean total renovation. Sometimes small things like changing the lighting, adding an accent rug, placing a plant in a special spot, or changing your duvet cover, all can add to a new look in your boudoir. So take a peak at these bedroom interior…
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  • Transforming to an Eco-Home: Energy-Efficient Windows

    Author
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    Gone are the days when our interest in windows was restricted to just finding attractive coverings that will brighten up our homes. Today, the choices have become so vast that consumers do not even focus only on aesthetics anymore. Equally as important, or maybe even more important to some, is the energy efficiency factor of windows. Why Choose Energy-Efficient Windows? The best benefit energy-efficient windows can give you is substantial reduction to the costs associated with heating and cooling your home. In other words, they help minimize your bills! Other than that, they can also help…
  • Common plumbing issues around the house

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

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

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

    Editor
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you’re considering modernising your bathroom, there are several factors to be aware of before you hotfoot it to your local DIY store armed with a credit card and an unquenchable thirst for tiles and towels. Transform Your Bathroom While it’s an exciting decision to redecorate a tired looking bathroom, the journey from shabby to chic involves a raft of less than exhilarating choices before you’re relaxing in your Art Deco bathtub or washing away your troubles in your new power shower. The overhaul of a bathroom can be laborious, expensive and overwhelming, which is why you should…
 
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  • 2015 Color of the year: A challenge for Interior Design and Home Decor

    BRABBU
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    Remember that scene in “The Devil Wears Prada” when Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestley schools Anne Hathaway’s naive in how she ended up buying her blue sweater, namely that fashion’s movers and shakers selected it for her? That is not far away for what Interior Design and Home Decor are about to face in 2015! In Spring 2015, cooler color choices with subtle warm tones will make this season move toward something between minimalist and contemporary. An eclectic mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals will take main stage as interior…
  • Contemporary Home Furniture inspired by spring 2015 Fashion trends

    BRABBU
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    During September’s worlwide Fashion Weeks (London, Paris, Milan…) the world in interior design starts to get a preview of which direction the fashion winds are blowing for the coming year. But fashion designers aren’t the only ones influenced by fashion week; well-received colors and prints often find their way into the design world as well. BRABBU give you 5 trends to prove that beautiful concepts can be easily integrated from runway to rooms (bedroom, living room, dining room). So, it’s time to know which spring 2015 fashion trends colors will draw urban interiors…
  • Rubelli fabrics 2015 collection will set urban home decor!

    BRABBU
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Magic and wonder, two worlds that are connected in such different ways, always can have a surprise for you! Today BRABBU introduces the refreshing Rubelli‘s new collection by Dominique Kieffer, that as in the beginning of this article, was born from two worlds, magic and wonder. Rubelli new 2014-2015 collection will set 2015 home decor trends through contemporary and modern classic sofas! Smooth and shiny fabrics like sheets of metal, or raw and slightly shabby ultra-soften linen, full-bodied and texturized tweed, soft and quilted cotton, all to create patterns never seen before through…
  • 100 Design London opened in big style with Starck’s inspiration

    BRABBU
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    The clock was ticking 10:00 AM, when 100% Design London opened its doors at Earls Court Exhibition centre for the 20th edition of 100% Design. The main event of this first day was to see international design guru Philippe Starck, which he was about to unveiling his new ceramic tile collection for Ceramica Sant’Agostino, that will be on show at 100% Design on Capitol Designer Studio’s, stand E600. But, besides Starck inspirational opening in London Design Agenda, there’s plenty more to see on the next 3 days ahead you. So, join us and see 100% Design London day one highlights! See…
  • 100 Design countdown: TOP handmade design furniture exhibitors

    BRABBU
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Not long to the next edition of 100% Design ( from 17th to 20th September 2014) get start..less than 24 hours, to the biggest and longest running contemporary design event in the UK get on wheels! Once again, BRABBU is proud of being part of this London’s stage, at Earls Court Exhibition. With us in stand L1, will be DelightFULL Unique Lamps, featuring a lighting collection that suits ideally in contract hospitality projects with its modern brass sconces, and Boca do Lobo, that will set a luxury bedroom furniture. On BRABBU behalf, you’re about to see a handmade design…
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  • Decor for Boys: Colorful Decorative Accessories

    Reyna.R
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    For a very long time, blue has been the color palette of choice for boys’ rooms. We don’t think that trend is going away any time soon. Blues of all sorts seem just right for walls, rugs, bedding and decorative accessories. However, as you see below, blue plays well with many other accent colors. Think bright primary hues on a background of pale blue or a lovely mix of softer colors for an altogether different look. Here’s what we’re loving today: via Sky blue walls and pristine white woodwork are the backdrop for darker blue and bright red accents in this cheerful…
  • Decor for Girls: Pink Decorative Accessories

    Reyna.R
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Pink is such a joyful color for a child’s room. Seeing through rose colored glasses comes to mind. Infusing a nursery or little girl’s room with pink brings a rosy glow to the space. Whether you’re creating a new nursery or updating an already existing room, a few thoughtfully chosen decorative accessories in a range of pink hues can help create a happy place in which to thrive and grow. via We love this happy space, especially the elephant wall art and the pink roadster. Can you look at that little car and not smile? We didn’t think so. Speaking of elephants or in…
  • What Does Warm Decor Mean to You?

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

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

    Reyna.R
    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.
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  • Retail Design Week: Lush Spa and Cosmetics, UK

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

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

    omurk
    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

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

    omurk
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Guess what!!! recently i stumbled across awesome source of information shared by top gurus of design in a video series. If you are in design industry or even if you are not, do watch these videos to get inspired from the people who designed many of stuff around you in one way or another. TheCreativeClass.tv is an ongoing video series that illustrates how some of the most influential people in the creative industries marry technology with their passion and skills across design, music, art, fashion, and beyond. The series gives a look into the contemporary creative process and the influence…
 
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  • Octobor 31st Ideas for Kids Entertainment

    Founterior
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Kids love this holiday! And since there is so little time to come, you need to be prepared and find […] The post Octobor 31st Ideas for Kids Entertainment appeared first on Founterior.
  • Modern Ways to Order Your Books in a Home Library

    Founterior
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Bookcases are essential part of homes which tend and to have this kind of intelligent looking interiors. Usually, people who […] The post Modern Ways to Order Your Books in a Home Library appeared first on Founterior.
  • Decorate your Home or Garden for Halloween

    Founterior
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Halloween is quickly approaching and we need to prepare out homes and gardens for the big night. Have you ever […] The post Decorate your Home or Garden for Halloween appeared first on Founterior.
  • Great Ideas for Black, White, Glass and Corner Wall Shelves

    Founterior
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    There are many ways to style your home and one of them is to use shelves. They are great because […] The post Great Ideas for Black, White, Glass and Corner Wall Shelves appeared first on Founterior.
  • Ideas for Your Home of Office Desk

    Founterior
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
    Computer desks are an essential part of the home or office interiors. Since the breakthrough of the personal computers in […] The post Ideas for Your Home of Office Desk appeared first on Founterior.
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  • Turn your kitchen into a cafe with these 5 ideas

    Wendy Weinert
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    What makes your favorite coffee spot the best? Is it the delicious cappuccino? The friendly staff? Maybe. But I bet it also has a lot to do with the atmosphere. The “vibe” we feel when stepping into a buzzing cafe is often the reason why we go out to get our coffee, rather than just brewing our own less-expensive cup at home. So why not try creating a similar atmosphere in your kitchen? Here are some fun ways you can bring the cafe experience to your own home. 1. Decorate for warmth Photo credit: The Vintage Wren Coffee shops tend to have a warm, cozy atmosphere. Bring some of…
  • 2014 Fall Fashion Week trends you can bring into the home

    Wendy Weinert
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    The fall season has only just begun, but the world’s top fashion designers have already showcased their collections for spring 2015. New York Fall Fashion Week took place September 4-11, where models showed off the wardrobe trends that will dominate stores next year. And while it’s too early to actually wear these trends, you can still enjoy them by bringing a few into your home. Here are six trends that ruled Fashion Week and ideas for incorporating them into your interior design. 1. Denim jackets Photo credit: Style Bistro Denim jackets are making a comeback. If you like the…
  • Create a stylish coffee table display with these 5 tips

    Wendy Weinert
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Coffee tables aren’t just good for setting down your cup of Joe in the morning. With the right decor and household items, coffee tables can be used to enhance the overall appearance of your living room, too. Think carefully before setting items on your table, and keep these five tips in mind to create a look you’ll love. 1. Select books and magazines worth showing off Photo credit: Tiffany Eastman Interiors If you have a large stack of magazines or books, sort through your collection and choose the titles you wish to feature. It may be a book with an attractive cover or a story…
  • 4 things you should be buying this fall

    Wendy Weinert
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    The first day of fall is almost upon us and more than likely, you already went on a back-to-school shopping trip. As the season changes and new inventory makes its way into the stores, it’s a good time to consider shopping for your home as well. Here are some items worth watching for. End-of-the-summer sale items Whether it’s clothes, plants or outdoor patio furniture, you can start buying this summer’s products now for less. Make a list of items you need or want for next year, and take advantage of the lower prices this fall. Fall decor If you’re like me and you enjoy…
  • 6 ways to get rid of bad odors in your home

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

    MBecchi
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Today’s savvy home buyers are opting for smaller houses that offer space which is efficient, flexible and allows for stress-free living. Here are some hot home improvement trends that can make your “home-sweet-home” a little sweeter. • Maintenance-free Exterior Siding – Fiber-cement siding is becoming one of the fastest-growing divisions of the siding market. Made from a combination of cement, sand and cellulosic fibers, it looks like wood – but will not rot, combust or give way to termites and other wood-boring insects. It is more expensive than paint-grade wood, vinyl and…
  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

    MBecchi
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Although the green movement and many Earth-friendly messages have made their presence known in the mainstream, there are still homeowners who are unaware of some easy energy and money saving changes they can make to combat both high utility bills and global warming. With a few minor adjustments to one’s home, the savings can really add up (not to mention the benefits of living on a healthier and happier planet). Reducing consumption and recycling are the best ways to be Earth-friendly and make an impact on being green and efficient. Here are 10 easy tips to green your home, put money in…
  • Artist Stephanie Jaffe Werner Uses Trend Terrazzo to Create Veteran Memorial

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

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

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

    Vidya Sudarsan
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    What are you planning to do with the pumpkins and gourds this year? Well, if you are not sure.. I've a blog page filled with unique ways to decorate your home with these kooky vegetables. I stumbled upon a few amazing DIY's and most of them seem doable.. Will you create a teddy bear, pumpkin family, or spray paint gourds and pumpkins? Which one is your favorite? Look forward to hearing from…
  • Celebrating Fall Harvest With Beautiful Scarecrows

    Vidya Sudarsan
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Fall has officially started on September 22nd in the Northern Hemisphere! I can't wait to spot scarecrows! I want to see beautiful scarecrows like the ones I have presented here. I will most likely see them in harvest festivals, pumpkin patches and outside some homes. Well, I hope this collection will get you to notice them as well.. and appreciate the harvest season. A time of year when crops are ripe and ready to be gathered. I am also looking forward to family fun activities such as pumpkin-picking, spooky mazes, live music, carnival food, and so on this fall.. while enjoying the company…
  • Decorate With Fruits

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

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

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

  • Simple ways to make big changes in your new home

    strawberry_admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Decorating your new home doesn’t have to be an expensive and lengthy process that will have you tearing your hair out. Making small changes to your new home will make a big difference! Bring in chic accessories and decorate your interior with your own personal style to create your dream home in no time at all. We spend a third of our lifetime asleep, so seen as you’ll be spending a lot of time in bed, we recommend purchasing a quality duvet for your new home. Remember – the higher the tog, the warmer the duvet. A simple way to style up your bedroom is with a funky duvet cover; it will…
  • 10 ways to become more energy efficient

    strawberry_admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Making small changes in your home can help to create a cleaner and greener environment as well as save on those pricey energy bills. It can be done without breaking the bank, here are a few simple ways of cutting down your energy costs: Change to energy saving light bulbs They last 10x longer than a standard bulb and can save you £40 per bulb installed. Don’t overfill your kettle Only fill the kettle with the minimum amount needed to save energy. Unplug devices not in use Devices continue to draw power even when they’re in standby mode or not in use, this is known as ‘vampire power’.
  • The best way to create the illusion of space

    strawberry_admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    Mirrors are a godsend to interior designers creating the illusion of depth, brightening and adding an interesting design element to any space. A perfectly styled, placed and angled mirror can work wonders on a small or darkened room by completely transforming how the room looks. We all know it’s an optical illusion, but mirrors can add square footage without the cost of knocking down walls. Placing a mirror on a wall opposite a window or entrance will reflect incoming light and brighten the room. A bold, decorative or oversized mirror can become a great visual focal point. Remember to…
  • Tony’s BBQ Pulled Pork

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

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

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

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

    Eric
    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

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

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

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

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Revel in delight with these chic lighting ideas for your living space, including our finest selection from Artemide and Anglepoise. This content does not work on your device, please try visiting this page on a PC or device with a larger screen.
  • Glass: 7 Revolutionary Designers

    24 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
      Design and architecture have been through some dramatic changes over the past fifty years. Moving away from the more traditional materials designs have become more and more adventurous.   Image via: onekindesign.com  Glass has become one of the most fascinating materials to use for anything from skyscrapers to interior design. And the competitive nature of glass railing prices opens up a whole world of possibilities for the most prominent designers who have opted to use glass as their material of choice. Here are some of the world's top designers who have transformed a…
  • 100% Design London: Our Top 11 Highlights

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    September is a busy month for design lovers. Last week we showed you our London Design Festival 2014’s Home and Top Drawer highlights. This week we uncover the 20th edition of 100% design, the UK’s biggest design event. We handpicked 11 (yes, we couldn't stick to 10!) of the most exciting and interesting lighting pieces that we are sure you'll love too. 1. “The Styling is luxurious but always effortless.” We were pleased to see our own Delightfull collection of designer lighting, all characterised by their own elegant-stylish look and a strong design…
  • London Design Festival 2014's Home and Top Drawer Shows

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    There were some fantastic exhibitors at London Design Festival 2014’s Home and Top Drawer shows, so we have compiled a few of our highlights to share with you. We loved Nkuku, a fair-trading, rustic designer who was displaying a large selection of beautiful earthenware, metal and wooden kitchen utensils, rugs and other hand-made products.  Nkuku Rugs. Nkuku Kitchen Utensils. We were also very excited by the Di Classe hanging pendant lights, in some of which, tiny baby birds were nesting. Di Classe Pendant Lights. Our own Gurasu put on a gorgeous and colourful array of fine crystal…
  • London Design Festival 2014

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

    Sherry Nothingam
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    When we talk of masculine spaces, most of our readers tend to think about either shabby bachelor pads that seem to exude a sense of chaos, or sterile spaces that borrow from an uber-minimal and almost futuristic theme. Yet, masculine living rooms can be a lot more than these mere stereotypes and they also can imbibe a sense of warmth, elegance and diverse styles and themes. A carefully curated masculine living room is far easier to create than ones with feminine touches and the overall ambiance often seems more apt for public spaces.Smart use of floor lamps in the urban living space [Design:…
  • Classy Contemporary Kitchen Offers Refined, Innovative Space Solutions

    Sherry Nothingam
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    There is absolutely no doubting the fact that the kitchen has always been the heart of the house and its undeniable driving force. But current crop of innovative designers are turning it into the heart and soul of the contemporary home even as exciting open floor living plans are putting it under the spotlight. Scavolini have shown us their ability to produce stunning social kitchen compositions in partnership with Diesel and today we have another beauty from the renowned kitchen maker that does its best to deliver a space that steals the show at every turn. Dubbed as Mood and crafted by…
  • Create An Eye-Catching Gallery Wall

    Kate Simmons
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    The gallery wall–it has the power to be the focal point of your space. And why shouldn’t it?! A well-placed collection of artwork is definitely worth a second look! But what does it take to make a gallery wall truly unforgettable? That’s the very question this post hopes to answer. Kate here, and I’m in the middle of designing a gallery wall for my bedroom. I have a collection of artwork that’s ready to go. Now all I need is an eye-catching design plan. Let’s take a look at some fabulous arrangements for inspiration…The Big PictureWe begin with a few…
  • Terra: Revolutionary, Recyclable Outdoor Decor Collection That Purifies Air!

    Sherry Nothingam
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We often talk about eco-friendly decor additions and sustainable style, which try their very best to ensure that they do not hurt the environment, and that they become a natural extension of their surroundings. But we rarely come across furnishings that actually benefit the planet and make it a cleaner and better place. Designed with an exquisite flair and a revolutionary outlook by Belgian designer Bram Bollen for Tribu, the Terra Collection is well and truly one-of-a-kind. So, what makes it so special you ask? Crafted using an innovative fiber called Canax, these sofas, chairs and…
  • Scandinavian Design Lessons: Trendy Apartment in Vasastan!

    Sherry Nothingam
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    When it comes to homes in Stockholm, the one design style that we come across most often is naturally the Scandinavian. In fact, we sometimes wonder if there is some rule in the city that says every new homeowner has to start with Scandinavian style by default! Yet it is understandable why so many homes, not just in the region but across the globe, are turning towards this simple, elegant and relaxing theme. Located in Vasastan, a city district in central Stockholm, this gorgeous apartment offers beautiful and smart pointers for everyone looking to embrace the Scandinavian style in a…
 
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  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Home maintenance during the fall is very important for preparing your home for the winter season.  Here is a checklist for home maintenance during the fall: Interior Fall Maintenance Have your home heating system inspected and serviced by a home heating professional. Clean or change your HVAC air filters. Check your attic insulation. Make sure your attic insulation is not covering
  • Fall Lawn Care Tips

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

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

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

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

  • Best Cervical Pillow for Side Sleepers: Top 3 Cervical Pillow Reviews

    Nick Vinken
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Are you not getting a good night’s rest because of neck pain? Then it’s very likely that you don’t have a pillow that fully supports your cervical spine. Side sleepers often experience neck problems. This is no surprise, as sleeping on your side is not a very ‘natural’ position. Too get rid of these neck… Read More » Best Cervical Pillow for Side Sleepers: Top 3 Cervical Pillow Reviews is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Cervical Pillow for Side Sleepers: Top 3 Cervical Pillow Reviews appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Bartender Bottle Opener – Top 5 Openers for Bartending

    Nick Vinken
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Ever wanted to own a quality bottle opener that is used by actual bartenders? Or maybe you are a bartender looking for a top class bottle opener that won’t let you down. Then you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve  listed a top 5 of the best bartender bottle openers. Whetter you are bartending or… Read More » Best Bartender Bottle Opener – Top 5 Openers for Bartending is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Bartender Bottle Opener – Top 5 Openers for Bartending appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Sushi Knife Top 3 – Reviews of the Best Sushi Knives

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

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

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

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    Built-in bookshelves add such architectural interest to a room so you want lights that really compliment their design.  While sourcing some lights for a client recently I came across several great options.  We are working on her library room and we wanted some stylish lighting to create a soft glow, but first we had to narrow down which style would work best.There are swing arm sconces like this Landmark Lighting polished chrome one: Which can create a great look similar to this: via Kemble Interiors Or more traditional style sconces with a fabric shade like…
  • Style Your...

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
     Dresser The top of a dresser needs to be functional as well as look pretty. I like a pair of lamps at either end for light; a framed photo or two or maybe a small piece of framed art; a tray to hold clutter like glasses, watches, and perfume; a bowl for smaller items like rings and change; and a plant or vase of flowers for something natural. Trays   Art   Lidded Bowl  Lamp   Coffee Table A coffee table also needs to be functional while still looking pretty. Large stacked books look inviting while also creating an…
 
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    Decor Girl

  • Car Enthusiast Profile: Neill Watson – Driver & Photographer

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Meet driving instructor, photographer, editor and car enthusiast Neill Watson. From Lotus to Toyota to Ferrari to Porsche, learn what makes him tick. Read More
  • The Must Know Design Color Trend Drifting Towards A Classic

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    Wood colors and finishes can be a telltale interior datestamps in both a home and on furniture.  We’ve noticed a finish color trend in the last few seasons which is shifting toward being a delightful classic, driftwood. For the most … Read More
  • 5 Delightful Rugs To Inspire A Fall Makeover

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Great rugs can be a wonderful home decor source to inspire a new color palette or add some zip to an existing one. Read More
  • Like Music When Driving? Roadtrip Mixtape Is For You

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Who's got the time to make a new playlist every time they go on a road trip? Nobody, unless you use a new free online application called Roadtrip Mixtape. Read More
  • Five Splurge-Worthy Items For The Kitchen & Bath

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Get the most for your dollar without giving up style or needs. Here are the 5 best splurge-worthy items for the kitchen or bathroom. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Understanding natural colour change in hardwood flooring

    Nicola
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    If you have hardwood flooring in your home, over time you may notice your floor undergoing a degree of colour change - the extent of the colour change will vary depending on a number of different factors, such as what species of wood you are using. While this may cause initial concern, colour change is completely natural in wooden flooring and is nothing to be concerned about. The main cause of natural colour change in your flooring will be exposure to the ultra-violet rays in sunlight, whether direct or indirect - this is similar to the way that your skin will undergo a colour change after…
  • How to re-oil your hardwood floor

    Nicola
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    If you are looking to have hardwood flooring installed in your home, or already have it, you will want to do everything you can to ensure your flooring retains its appeal for as long as possible. Cleaning your hardwood flooring is something you should be doing regularly anyway, but as time goes on, you should also be reapplying a finish to your floor. Hardwax oil is a common finish for hardwood flooring and gives your floor a soft, natural sheen which mellows over time. Flooring that is finished with hardwax oil tends to me more forgiving of scratches and scuffs, as you can apply more finish…
  • Hardwood vs. tile flooring in your kitchen

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

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

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

    Robertas Domarkas
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    In the bedroom, it is the bed that reigns supreme. Other items of furniture contribute to the overall style of the room, but it is the bed that immediately draws the eye and sets the tone in terms of ambiance and theme.Designer Headboards: Creating Detail and Complementing Your BeddingOf course, it’s not imperative to have a headboard. Indeed, in certain cases, particularly if you’re aiming for a highly simplistic, modernist feel, it may be preferable to have as little in the way of additional furnishings as possible, in order to exemplify the look. However, in the vast majority of cases,…
  • Collaboration with Zinc Textile

    Robertas Domarkas
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    The Sofa & Chair Company is doing a collaboration with Zinc Textile.From the 21st of September at the Zinc Textile flagship showroom in London we will be displaying a wide variety of innovative furniture pieces upholstered in complementing fabrics by Zinc Textile.  Come and visit Zinc Textile showroom at Unit 1, Chelsea Wharf, 15 Lots Road, London, SW10 0QJ 
  • Parisian Chic: French-Inspired Interior Design Ideas for Your Living Room

    Robertas Domarkas
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    There is something instantly recognisable, not to mention appealing, about the Parisian style.If you’ve ever strolled through the cobbled streets of Montmartre in the evening, or walked along the elegant banks of the River Seine, you’ll know that Parisian design encompasses an enticing blend of refinement, opulence, and more than a little bit of sensuality.As a result, the Parisian theme works perfectly in the living room, creating a bold, statement look that offers grandeur and comfort in equal measures.Interior Design Ideas: Living Rooms, à La Française. Bringing a taste of Paris to…
  • Furnishing the high seas

    Suzy Bloomfield
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    The Sofa & Chair Company's products have taken centre stage in all manner of prestigious locations, but this latest addition to our extensive portfolio can’t fail to impress. Super motor yacht Turquoise Turquoise is a majestic custom-built 181 ft/55.4m motor yacht that recently underwent major refurbishment. Built by Protesksan Turquoise in 2011, her splendid contemporary interiors were designed for sheer decadence by the award winning team at H2 Yacht. Turquoise's efficient engines reach a cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum speed of 17 knots  Sleeping up to 12 guests in…
  • Just ask Martin

    Suzy Bloomfield
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    As part of our summer giveaway we asked you to submit your burning interior design questions to our in-house interiors expert Martin.We've been overwhelmed with your fantastic questions and are delighted to present the first in a series of video segments where Martin provides some insight into the tricks of the fabulous interiors trade: Many congratulations to our ROCO competition winner Sonia Leroux!Stay tuned for more installments of 'Just Ask Martin'' and more chances to win some beautiful Sofa & Chair products. 
 
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    Home Stratosphere

  • 35 Custom Kitchen Designs from Top Kitchen Designers Worldwide

    HS Editor
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Welcome to our special new gallery featuring images of kitchens from top designers worldwide. Each of these kitchens belongs to a home that we have previously featured here on the site, in our ongoing partnership with innovative designers from around the globe. Each of these rooms is, in its own way, at the vanguard of style and design in the most functional of home spaces. With this collection, and the corresponding home galleries we’ve linked to, you will find an array of bold, forward looking style and materials combined in truly unique spaces. Whether the kitchen is aiming for a…
  • Twenty 9-Cube Bookcases, Shelves and Storage Options

    HS Editor
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Another very popular type of cube shelf is the 9-cube shelf (the 6-cube is also popular).  How do I know this is a very popular cube shelf?  There are several indicators such as: 1.  There are many models available for sale. 2.  There are good number of customer reviews and feedback relative to other cube bookcase models. 3.  Using software, I’m able to determine how many people search specifically for “9-cube bookcases” each month.  The number of people doing this specific search is high. While popularity certainly is NOT an indicator of quality and neither is it a…
  • Lode Architecture Designs Modern Showcase 1-Story Home Just Outside Paris

    HS Editor
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    This gallery showcases the C House, a sleek, ultra modern home built near Paris by Lode Architecture. Standing 20 kilometers from Paris, this house was created with a deliberately architectural approach, completely customized and proprietary. Inspired by Californian architecture built to fit a suburb lifestyle, the house showcases cars as they come and go and puts the swimming pool at the center of home life. Across the width of the lot, the flat silhouette of the house connects the front garden and rear patio. Embedded in the natural hillside, the home fits perfectly within the…
  • 15 6-Cube Bookcases, Shelves and Storage Options

    HS Editor
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    There are many types of cube shelves.  The 6-cube unit is one of many types.  Moreover, as you’ll see in our gallery below, the arrangement of 6-cube bookcases and shelves vary. The advantage to the 6-cube is that it’s typically a smaller shelving unit, particularly in height. Why go with a lower shelving unit?  Lower shelving units are great when you have artwork, windows or anything that prohibits a 6 foot or taller shelf or storage unit.  That said, 6-cube units do vary in height so it’s important you measure your space before buying any type of shelving unit. If you…
  • Linda McDougald Design Helps Create Charming Southern Interior Design

    HS Editor
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    This gallery showcases a relaxed, beautiful home in Bluffton, South Carolina renovated with the help of interior design firm Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home. This unassuming, welcoming home sits in one of the most pristine and preserved places in the country, Palmetto Bluff. This area was created by Charlotte-based Crescent Resources to allow the topography of the land, including marshes, wetlands and the May River, to dictate how and where homes and trails are created. By thoroughly respecting the environment, the development remains surrounded by an unspoiled…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Conquering the Costs of Interior Design

    Donna Hoffman
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Interior Design is a costly pursuit.  Fine interior design is costly and entry level quality interior design is  costly. No matter what tier you’re working in, it all adds up.  That’s because the  sheer “headcount” on even one room’s total appointments, from furnishings (furniture, rugs, lamps, light fixtures, window treatments) to flourishes (accessories, pillows, artwork), creates a long shopping list.  Therefore,  you can count on these 3 reactions to that new “X” you’d love to redecorate: Your project costs more than you thought it could Your project costs more than…
  • Beautiful Bathroom Design Ideas…From Jimmy Kimmel!

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

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

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

    Donna Hoffman
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Recently, during a furniture delivery and installation for a great guy and favorite client,  he overheard me say to one of my staffers, “We’ll need to move that dining table (meaning the moving guys) so the crew can have an easier path for the furniture load in.” Before I could blink, my helpful client asked our newest, most dainty staffer, “Can you give me a hand so we can move this out of the way?” Knowing that Murphy’s Law strikes when you least expect it (Workman’s Comp!), I responded that the moving guys would do it. Too late. The dining table was on the move. So…
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    29 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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  • More Fall Home Tour

    chiccalifornia
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    More Fall Home Tour I hope you enjoyed my Fall Home Tour that I gave last week. If you missed it you can check it out here.  As I walked through my house over the weekend I couldn’t help but smile when I passed by my front porch or my favorite fall vignette. My oldest son {Read More...} The post More Fall Home Tour appeared first on Chic California.
  • Easy German Glass Glitter Halloween Decor

    chiccalifornia
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Easy German Glass Glitter Halloween Decor Not only have I been decorating my own home for fall, I have been crafting for Halloween. It seems that every holiday that comes around is an occasion to use German Glass Glitter. And Halloween is no exception! I just made these Easy German Glass Glitter Halloween Decorations that {Read More...} The post Easy German Glass Glitter Halloween Decor appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #39 and More Fall Home Tours

    chiccalifornia
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #39 and More Fall Home Tours I hope that you’ve had a chance this week to visit some of the other homes on the ” An Autumn Welcome Home Tour” Since I know you love checking out other people’s homes and love decor I don’t want you to miss out {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #39 and More Fall Home Tours appeared first on Chic California.
  • Fall Home Tour

    chiccalifornia
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Fall Home Tour I have a confession to make. Decorating my home for fall was really difficult this year. Well, every year. Why? It’s still summer weather here in California. Since living in California I have noticed that I don’t get that cozy fall feeling until late November. Yup, about the day before I realize {Read More...} The post Fall Home Tour appeared first on Chic California.
  • The Easiest Way to Disguise Your Internet Router

    chiccalifornia
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Easiest Way to Disguise Your Internet Router Recognize this? Of course you do! It’s your internet router, the bane of a decorators existence! Your router is ugly and an eye sore and you want to hide it. But it needs to be hidden in plain site because heaven knows you can’t risk a slow {Read More...} The post The Easiest Way to Disguise Your Internet Router appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Itaim Vila House by DT Studio

    Jessica
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:19 am
    Itaim Vila House is a private home located in Itaim, a district of São Paulo, Brazil. It was remodeled by DT Studio in 2013. Photos by: Carolina Montes RibeiroMore...
  • Apartment with Wall Gardens by SVOYA Studio

    Magaly
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    Apartment with Wall Gardens is a private residence designed by SVOYA Studio. It is located in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Apartment with Wall Gardens by SVOYA Studio: “The space of the apartment, its benefits often determine the style and features of the future interior. We were fascinated and inspired by the views of the River Dnipro from the many windows. The idea of the interior was based on it, the interior, despite..More...
  • Greenwich St Penthouse by Turett Collaborative Architects

    Magaly
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    Greenwich St Penthouse is a project completed by Turett Collaborative Architects. It is located in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. Greenwich St Penthouse by Turett Collaborative Architects: “As NYC dwellers and architects, we are amazed how effortlessly we can “time travel” from the sleek, steel, and modern skyscrapers of Manhattan to the old-time charm of the historic districts throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. For us, that’s part of New York..More...
  • Villa Wa by Laurent Guillaud-Lozanne

    Magaly
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Villa Wa is a private residence designed by Laurent Guillaud-Lozanne in 2012. It is located in Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or, France. Photos courtesy of Laurent Guillaud-LozanneMore...
  • Trousdale Residence by Studio William Hefner

    Magaly
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    Trousdale Residence is a home designed by Studio William Hefner. It is located in Trousdale Estates, a neighborhood of Beverly Hills, California, USA. Photos courtesy of Studio William HefnerMore...
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Romantic Old Time Decorated Restaurant by Yellow Office

    Vania
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    This Romanian restaurant offers warm, attractive vintage space for interesting meetings with friends, dining, having a drink or visit events. Combining restaurant and event space the architectural project of Yellow Office represents a dynamic fusion of romantic old time decoration and contemporary approach towards the construction. Creating visual connection between the two floors the designers let the beautiful rib – arrangement of the railing on the second floor and the white metal chandelier to become a focal point of the space. Read the rest of Romantic Old Time Decorated Restaurant…
  • Natural Warmth of Walnut Veneer Used in D58 House Interior

    Vania
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Pure elegance with contemporary and dynamic presence – this house in Mikolow, Poland captures immediately with the stylish simplicity of its interior. Beautiful and elegant house composed with very restrained color palate – intertwining white, black and the natural warmth of walnut veneer the designers from Widawscy Studio Architektury  create a true piece of contemporary minimalistic design, that yet, has the soul of warm comfort and luxury home. Read the rest of Natural Warmth of Walnut Veneer Used in D58 House Interior originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com -…
  • Ancient Monastery Transformed Into a Magnificent Hotel and Restaurant

    Vania
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Where is this place, where the dark Middle Ages gothic architecture meet inventive contemporary design, where enchanted forest meets robust furniture craftsmanship, beautiful stone arches frame rich history and modular paneling at the same time?…well we were intrigue to discover this French former monastery complex turned into modern art hotel-restaurant. This astonishing place has been, in its time; Saint-Lazare priory, a hospital and a hospice for nuns before becoming a hotel and restaurant in the 1980s. The designers Agence Jouin Manku – whose past projects include the lounge in…
  • Chromosome X Dining Table accentuates the elegance of Teak

    Vania
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    The dark wood table designed by Helen Brasinika – part of BllendDesignOffice. Chromosome X dining table draws its inspiration from chromosome with the same name and its importance in determining genetically female gender. Read the rest of Chromosome X Dining Table accentuates the elegance of Teak originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Sophisticated Studio Apartment by SVOYA Studio

    Vania
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    According to the architects from SVOYA Studio, this contemporary Ukrainian apartment draws the inspiration for its interior from the views of River Dnipro reviled through its wide windows. The whole space archives certain contemporary artistry and eclectic fusion between row and austere finishing and soft textures and vintage furniture. Alternating urban concrete walls with smooth wooden surfaces, and soft carpets and upholstering with robust shapes – the architects cleverly create dynamic ambiance. Read the rest of Sophisticated Studio Apartment by SVOYA Studio originally posted on…
 
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  • Great Design for Kids

    trendoffice
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    They deserve it! For kids we even have to do better so that they will learn and experience from the best we can allow. Enjoy today's selection of beautifully designed objects that will make our kids... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Trend alert: Mad for Plaid Again - both for home and for ourselves

    trendoffice
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
     That is one of the favourite patterns for many of us - it evokes warmth and coziness for the coming cold seasons. And many fashion designers are using it every autumn. We do the same with our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Creative workspace - for yourself or your kids at a good price

    trendoffice
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Woopsy Lamp Blue Studio Designs Futura Craft Station with Folding Shelf Spruce Tree Bookcase Tribeca Study Desk in Espresso Tribeca Writing Desk - White Convenience Concepts Newport Desk with Shelf... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Skopje Design Week 2014 - a glimpse

    trendoffice
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    source Ana Armano Linta - Table Yourself google_ad_client = "pub-7653206195145410";google_ad_width = 180; google_ad_height = 90;google_ad_format = "180x90_0ads_al"; google_ad_channel =... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Functionality and timeless aesthetics

    trendoffice
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:50 am
    Are you one of the many fans in the world of modern Scandinavian design? Its functionality and timeless aesthetics are the essential elements that make it so much loved. I would add - its simplicity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Lucie Sheridan

    Cat How
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    “I have an alarm these days – I never know when it will do off – keeps me on my toes! Her name is Belle, our 1.5 year old. “If it’s a working day for me I cannot get out of the house quick enough – I will have packed the panniers on the bike – ready to set off early to the studio dropping her off at nursery on the way. She has her breakfast and I eat some oats or toast at my studio. Coffee maker is on around 10. “I have a strict ‘list’ of achievable items for the day. These will often be desk bound for emailing or designing early on… and gradually I get more…
  • Howkapow’s Summer Photoshoots!

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

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

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

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

    Greta
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
      TAIJI FUJIMOJI
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    Greta
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
      Ekaterina Vagurinka  
  • Incredible Jutland Home Renovation

    Ieva
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    It’s always fascinating to see, how some abandoned or just simply old and neglected houses transform into a new lively and beautiful spaces. Rikke Bræmer-Jensen and Claus Grønhøj, along with their two daughters, Olivia and Karla now live in the house from 1962, which is 230m² space and is situated in Hammel in Jutland. The family was looking for a brand new home to settle in, however what they found was far from it, but it fitted all other requirements for their dream home. Rikke and Claus, launched the project and managed to create a stylish, modern family home where every…
  • Under The Water

    Greta
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
      DAVID ERICSSON
  • Light & Grapes

    Greta
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    La Mamba Studio
 
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    Lights Online Blog

  • New Product Peek: Crystorama Solaris

    Emma Harger
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    A huge trend in lighting lately is the type of fixture that looks kind of like the atomic logo–you know, the one with orbs circling a central orb on rings? It’s actually called the Rutherford-Bohr atom and is a commonly-seen symbol of atomic/nuclear energy. Because the look of rings encircling a center installation of lights is oh so stylish, you can get one from a huge variety of styles with the Crystorama Solaris collection. Solaris has an impressive variety of possible looks. There are varietals that look like an ornate traditional chandelier has been miniaturized (honey,…
  • Houzz Marketplace Spotlight Features 3 LightsOnline.com Items

    Emma Harger
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    We’re big fans of Houzz for various reasons: the absolute plethora of gorgeous home photos that often serve as teaching tools for our blog posts (and as Fabulous Friday showcases), the discussion boards that allow us to help people with lighting dilemmas and the great ideabook that feature house tours, trend spotlights and more. A special ideabook is on the Houzz front page today because their Houzz Marketplace feature has just hit 1 million available products. To mark the occasion, they curated an ideabook featuring 81 of those 1 million plus products. I recognized three of them…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – September 26

    Emma Harger
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    This week, we welcome fall–its arrival has been long-awaited in Atlanta, where it remains hot through much of early September. We also took a new product peek at the extremely glamorous Maxim Lighting Glimmer, shared tips on lighting media rooms for watching TV and movies, collected our collaborative efforts on one page and looked at how the Cyan Design Vetrai brightens up a dining room with style. Also, our advice for lighting murals and art was posted on Brandon Smith’s Dcoopmedia blog. Thanks, Brandon! If you like Twitter chats, you should check out his #designlux chat every…
  • Fabulous Friday: Cyan Design Vetrai

    Emma Harger
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Traditional Dining Room by Cincinnati Interior Designers & Decorators Amy Schuermann Interiors I really dig the warm, rich look in this dining room with an unusual shape, from the subdued gold walls and coordinating wood floor to the sideboard, table and–of course–the shining chandelier. The Cyan Design Vetrai 6-light chandelier in amber glass features an intriguing design with arms dramatically curved up, topped with rich amber glass that is reminiscent of flowers starting to bloom. Maybe tulips!   Fixtures from the Vetrai collection make great use of Murano style glass,…
  • The Perfect Lighting for Watching TV and Movies

    Emma Harger
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    We recently published an article on lighting media rooms for the sports fans among us, but we do definitely understand that many folks are not sports fans. However, they still deserve great lighting in their media rooms too–because everyone does! So today, we’re going to spotlight some strategies for the perfect lighting for watching TV and movies, even if you couldn’t care less about sportsball. Layering your lighting is still crucial for the media rooms of non-sports fans. Having lots of options is great because you can easily alter the mood of the room just by deciding…
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    Rug Rats

  • Entrance Door Mats are a Great Way to Attract Customers and Visitors

    Sandy Henderson
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    When someone is visiting a home or office, it is common for the homeowner or employee to want to make an impression. One way of doing this is by having a custom door mat. Here at Rug Rats, we can help you grab the attention of visitors or customers at an office or home with […] The post Entrance Door Mats are a Great Way to Attract Customers and Visitors appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Milliken Exotic Journey Animal Print Carpet – Striking and Elegant

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Milliken Exotic Journey Printed Carpet is a wonderful animal print carpet collection which will be striking in your house. Exotic Journey is a carpet of elegance and comfort. It is eye-catching and warming and made from finely twisted yarns This Milliken Carpet offers 3 different animal styles to select from. Exotic Journey Carpet is made […] The post Milliken Exotic Journey Animal Print Carpet – Striking and Elegant appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Fibreworks Natural Fiber Rugs Make Rooms Beautiful!

    Sandy Henderson
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Fibreworks broadloom carpeting and customized area rugs are manufactured from Natural Fiber, such as Sisal, Wool, Seagrass, Jute, and Coir. Fibreworks floor coverings and area rugs are naturally beautiful and are fortified by their environmentally friendly style and warmth.  Fibreworks offers a large assortment of all-natural floor covering designs and rug borders. Fibreworks also allows […] The post Fibreworks Natural Fiber Rugs Make Rooms Beautiful! appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Stanton’s Outdoor Carpet collection, take a designer style outdoors!

    Sandy Henderson
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
     Designer Outdoor carpets and Rugs by Stanton    Creating an outdoor living area is like adding onto your house, bringing the best of indoors and outdoors together in one space. In recent years, the popularity of outdoor seating areas has exploded, and there are more and more options for designing them including a selection of […] The post Stanton’s Outdoor Carpet collection, take a designer style outdoors! appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Top 8 Best Rugs for Military Offices or Barracks

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

    Alycia Wicker
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee You’re gonna learn how to increase sales in your interior design business by studying the Real Housewives. What? Don’t believe it’s possible? It is! Girl, you know I am a Real Housewives fanatic. Except for Miami, that crazy Mama on there freaked me out, but I’m totally down with all the other locales. These women, […] The post What the Real Housewives Can Teach You About Your Interior Design Business appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Is Your Interior Design Contract In Ship Shape?

    Alycia Wicker
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee You do have an interior design contract that you use for every.single.project. Right? Are you thinking that an interior design contract sounds so constricting and kills whatever good vibes between the clients that could have been. Yet, the designer who doesn’t get her interior design contract signed is the one who will be bitching like it’s […] The post Is Your Interior Design Contract In Ship Shape? appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Before You Start Your Interior Design Business – Do This First

    Alycia Wicker
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Like you, I get stuck in my own world. I figure you know everything I have to offer to help you start your interior design business. I only think that because I think you live in my head. Oops? People don’t inherently know what we have to offer and what would be the best solution for them. So […] The post Before You Start Your Interior Design Business – Do This First appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Don’t Lump Me In With Decorators

    Alycia Wicker
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee What in the hell is this hatred of decorators that continues to permeate the interior designer community? I’m an interior designer who passed the NCIDQ and the CCIDC. I was once a professional member of ASID. I was of the thought, back in the day, that by being a “professional” interior designer, I was better […] The post Don’t Lump Me In With Decorators appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Lies And Damn Lies You Believe About Your Life

    Alycia Wicker
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Mupplebee Ding Dong. Who’s at the door? Are you curious? Or are you afraid it’s your old friend failure? Knock, knock, KNOCK. What’s holding you back from turning that doorknob and opening the door to your dreams? Sure, behind the door it could be your mom who never believed you would do anything worthwhile with your […] The post Lies And Damn Lies You Believe About Your Life appeared first on Mupplebee.
 
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  • Top Home Improvement Trends to Make the Most of Your Home

    MBecchi
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Today’s savvy home buyers are opting for smaller houses that offer space which is efficient, flexible and allows for stress-free living. Here are some hot home improvement trends that can make your “home-sweet-home” a little sweeter. • Maintenance-free Exterior Siding – Fiber-cement siding is becoming one of the fastest-growing divisions of the siding market. Made from a combination of cement, sand and cellulosic fibers, it looks like wood – but will not rot, combust or give way to termites and other wood-boring insects. It is more expensive than paint-grade wood, vinyl and…
  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

    MBecchi
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Although the green movement and many Earth-friendly messages have made their presence known in the mainstream, there are still homeowners who are unaware of some easy energy and money saving changes they can make to combat both high utility bills and global warming. With a few minor adjustments to one’s home, the savings can really add up (not to mention the benefits of living on a healthier and happier planet). Reducing consumption and recycling are the best ways to be Earth-friendly and make an impact on being green and efficient. Here are 10 easy tips to green your home, put money in…
  • Artist Stephanie Jaffe Werner Uses Trend Terrazzo to Create Veteran Memorial

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

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

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

    Alex Brás
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Every single cherry in the world was blessed with a shape that is simple and mysterious at the same time. The Black Cherry Lamp is a modular assembly of lamps that pays homage to the cherry . The suspended lamp is made of blown glass bulb hanging on a metal tubing. NIKA ZUPANC known for […]
  • ME House – Contemporary Architecture integrated in Sumptuous landscape

    Alex Brás
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    I stumble across this amazing architecture project at Freshome, and I couldn’t miss the chance to show you this. I could also extend my opinion about this project but I will just tell you that this is one of the best projects I’ve seen in a while now and I’m gonna let the pictures speak for themselves. “Otta […]
  • Alvar Aalto – Magus of the North – Finnish Design

    Alex Brás
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    When I was a child I was obsessed with one particular finnish personality: Tommi Makinen. What I liked about him was his well defined personality and his extreme talent. Back then I did not realize that this well defined personality was in fact a very defining characteristic in finnish people. This unique way of being and doing is […]
  • Monica Förster – Swedish Design

    Alex Brás
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Monica Förster was born in Stockholm but grew up close to the Arctic Circle in the very north of Sweden. This environment clearly had a great influence on her work. Monica has studied at Beckman’s School of Design and University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.  She has chosen to work with both design and […]
  • Anna Gotha – Optimizing Design and Life – Danish Design

    Alex Brás
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    Anna Gotha, designer mdd, was born in Denmark in 1980 and has a background in industrial design, furniture and interior design. She studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and graduated from the Danish Design School in Copenhagen. Since then, she has worked with various designers and focused on working […]
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  • Ashley’s eDesign Reveal

    Alison Sorensen
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    I literally finished this eDesign project just the other day, and I’m so excited about it!  Ashley came to me in need of some furnishings and accessories for her living room, dining room, and Kitchen.  You’ll see in her before photos that she already has a really beautiful home, she just wasn’t happy with how it looked and didn’t know how to find things and put them together.  Ashley purchased the premium package which includes: design board, source list, space plan, and rendering.  I collected all the information that she sent to me and came up with this design…
  • Pink Glam Bedroom

    Alison Sorensen
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Pink Glam Bedroom by elatedesigns featuring Betsey Johnson Flos dimmable light$975 – design55online.co.uk Nautical lighting$235 – zanui.com.au Modern hanging lamp$175 – mattblatt.com.au BD Fine handwoven rugburkedecor.com Dian Austin Couture Home king size pillow shamhorchow.com Betsey Johnson bed accessorybetseyjohnson.com Plush throwkirklands.com Joules floral bedding$12 – joules.com H M black bedding$6.52 – hm.com Cyan Design geometric home decorpurehome.com Framed wall artzgallerie.com Natural Dyed Fabric…
  • How to Accessorize your home like a PRO

    Alison Sorensen
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:55 pm
    I am really excited about this post.  Yesterday I was playing around with Polyvore, and I LOVE it.  It is so fun and easy to create pretty design boards.  I put several together using Polyvore, so keep in mind the accessories might look a little weird, and that is because the angles on them aren’t the same.  I’ve also been using a program called Canva, and it is seriously amazing.  It’s similar to photoshop, but easier to create pretty things.  I made the above jpeg using both Polyvore and Canva. Back to the post, I’ve been posting about staging the last couple…
  • Black Gold and Turquoise Room

    Alison Sorensen
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    I just learned that you can create design and fashion boards on Polyvore.  I thought it would be fun to try out, and it was super simple and fun! Black Gold and Turquoise Room by elatedesigns featuring white shelves Ceiling light wayfair.com Turquoise lamp koehlerhomedecor.com Zigzag rug zgallerie.com Kelly Wearstler home decor kellywearstler.com Linen throw pillow barneys.com Framed wall art $270 – superette.co.nz Contemporary home decor laylagrayce.com Framed wall art $120 – bonanzamarket.co.uk Faux silk curtain wayfair.com Throw pillow shopcandelabra.com Kate Spade Gold…
  • 7 Simple Cheats to Help Sell Your Home Faster

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

  • 3 Reasons to Include Rustic Lighting in Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

    Kimberly Edwards
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:47 pm
    “This Truly Captures All Of The Fall Seasonal Colors & Textures. Love The Vintage Paint By Number Collectable Painting, Very Lovely!” “Simple & Pretty Says It All With This Vintage Plate In The Background and Bejeweled Cross & Lavender Soaps Making The Perfect Gift!” “Delicate Vintage Collectables Are Waiting For Your Next Ladies Luncheon! Love The Pink Birdie Plate, So Many Fabulous Gift Ideas!” “Exquisite Old World Charm Radiates From This Beautiful Statue! “Treasures Of All Sizes Can Be Found At Pacific Grove Antiques, This…
  • “Birds To Inspire Your Decorating Dreams”

    Kimberly Edwards
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    “Original Artwork By Encaustic Artist Linda Benenati. This Is Part Of My Personal Collection, I Love It So Much! Mixed Media Work With Real Feathers! Fabulous Colors!” “Beautifully Carved Wooden Bird Mixed With All My Treasures, For An Interesting Textured Background In Parisian Inspiration” “I LOVE OWLS! They Are Magical Creatures! This Is A Whimsical Wonderland With Plenty Of Sparkle (Left Over From Christmas) This Is In My Entry Way All Year Long, It Was Too Lovely To Take Down!” “Such Sweetness In Carved Soap Stone, Nature Is Calling In The…
  • “Pillows To Inspire Your Style”

    Kimberly Edwards
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    “Classic Country French Pillow By “Pierre Deux”. Love The Coloration And The Bold Statement It Brings To The Room!” “These Hand Made Pillows Are So Special, They Are From My Favorite Vintage Inspired Boutique “Three Sisters”. Love The Mix Of Fabrics With A Real Silk Screened Photo, The Detail Is Amazing!” “My Favorite Find From “Anthropologie”. Love This Image Of Venice, Italy With Metallic Gold Design Imprinted On The Pillow, It’s Got That Wow Factor!” “The Detail Here Is Truly Gorgeous! This Is My Part Of My…
  • Shopping European Luxury At “Cover Story”

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

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

    Fitri
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    Get your christmas table shine with these quick, easy ideas for beautiful christmas centerpieces to make
  • 15 Magnificent Wooden Kitchen Design Ideas

    Danty
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    If you want to improve your kitchen, let’s take a look at some Remarkable Wooden Kitchen Design Ideas!
  • Important Details of Luxury Home Floor Plans

    Admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    The style of the house might reflect the personality of its owner. There are various styles of house that you could choose these days from minimalist, modern, vintage, even to classic. One of the most popular styles of house that you could find these days is luxury. Luxury house is known for its size and […]
  • 16 Incredible Purple Girls Bedroom Ideas

    Kai
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    There are 16 Incredible Purple Girls Bedroom Ideas for your inspiratios.
  • Marvelous Black & White Room Designs

    Fitri
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    The combination of black and white always been a classy choice for a modern minimalist room design. They are also great for spaces where you want to emphasize clean, sophisticated lines. Here we give you 15 marvelous black & white room designs
 
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  • How to Clean Any Mattress: The Ultimate Guide

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    The average mattress can last between  5 – 10 years, depending on the type and quality of that mattress. As such, its important to keep your mattress as clean as possible. What’s Inside the Ultimate Mattress Cleaning Guide: Regular Cleaning Removing Common Stains Deodorising Lingering Smells Cleaning Your Memory Foam Mattress Getting Rid of Mould & Mildew Banishing Bed Bugs  About every 3 months you should undertake a deep clean of your mattress, to keep it in a good condition. A lot of medical conditions can be caused by an unclean mattress, so it’s important to make it a regular…
  • 10 Ultimate Bachelor Bedrooms For Every Man

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    Interior design doesn’t always come naturally, and with all the different elements like colours, space, lighting etc. that make up a room – it can be difficult to know where to start.  For me, it is essential to keep personality in the bedroom – but, as a bachelor, you want to keep an element of style, sophistication and sexiness; a ‘grown up’ look that will impress any female friends you may decide to invite over.  Here are 10 fun (and perhaps ever-so-slightly stereotypical) examples of male bedrooms which expresses personality, to inspire you: 1. The Sports Fanatic Okay, so…
  • 11 Interior Designers On Instagram You Need To Follow

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    When stuck in a lull of un-inspirational thoughts, finding that something to pick you back up can be hard. Instagram however is a banquet full of inspiration and creativeness that would get anyone interested in interior design fired up. Only problem is finding and following those accounts that do just that. Today, I have scoured Instagram and collected the best interior design Instagram accounts that will get your creative juices following. Jonathan Adler Filled with an array of idyllic photo’s, Jonathan’s Instagram feed is sure to send inspiration your way. Alessandra Branca Whether…
  • 16 Ways to Stay Cool While You Sleep This Summer

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    So far, the British summer has actually been good to us. There has been a few hiccups where we have had a few downpours. But for the most part, the sun has been shining with no sign of leaving anytime soon. Unfortunately with any good British summer comes the humidity that will hover around 60-80%, leaving you sweaty and uncomfortable during the night. In places like the US, houses are more equipped and ready for unbearably hot nights with the aid of air conditioners. Here in the United Kingdom however, where hot and humid nights are less frequent, we have to be a little more creative when it…
  • Take Your Next Dinner Party By Storm With The Cloud.

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    Described as a ‘nightlight/night speaker hybrid’, the ‘Cloud’ offers a soothing experience whether just using it as a lamp or as a musically activated speaker. “Advances in physical computing and interaction design hardware over recent years have created a new breed of smartobjects, which are gaining more and more traction in the design world” say’s its creator, Richard Clarkson. Wow your friends and family with this truly unique lamp. Equipped with lights, motion sensors, a speaker system and microphones, this lamp packs quite a surprise. Add a new dimension to your living room…
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  • 5 Tips and 48 Cool Resources to Help Home Stagers Learn and Grow

    aslinkey
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Something about sending my kids back to school this week really makes me feel sentimental as another year clicks by and I now have a 7th grader and 5th grader.  I’ve been feeling sad about having a child in Jr. High but was gratified when my youngest son still ran out of his class the first morning to kiss me good bye…how long will that happen I wonder?  I know many of you are sending kids back to school currently or are maybe a bit wistful about the days past that you did, so I thought a post about going back to school for us adult home stagers and designers would be helpful along with…
  • Staging With Pillows – 6 Tips

    aslinkey
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Pillow Talk – 6 Tips for Home Staging and Styling I just wrote a blog guest post about how to successfully use pillows when staging a home.  The photos provided by Gregg Churchill  an Australian home stager are amazing and my tips are essentials in staging and design.  I also list my favorite pillow resource locations, so click here to see the post, thanks!     The post Staging With Pillows – 6 Tips appeared first on .
  • Why Home Staging Certification Matters

    aslinkey
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Why Home Staging Certification Matters – 5 HUGE Reasons Why go through a home staging certification program?  Specifically, why go through our HSR Certification program instead of going it alone or with another company?   Here are 5 HUGE reasons why the HSR Certification matters along with some incredible before and after photos of a luxury home amazingly staged by JoMcLaughlin Designs…   Before Photo – JoMcLaughlin Designs 1.  We are the only Home Staging Certification program who is constantly adding, evolving and continuing to educate our members WITHOUT…
  • Getting Organized for Staging

    aslinkey
    12 Jun 2014 | 11:41 am
    How To Get Organized Before Staging Your Home I just added an entire section in the HSR Certification training on adding Organization services to your staging business.  We had so much fun doing an advanced webinar on the subject or organizing, I thought I would share the hot tips that I learned.  Jennifer Lake a Kansas City home stager and designer who has years in the organization business before joining HSR generously shared: The single best way to market your organization business The best way to price for volume business The first rooms/spaces you should focus on for the client for…
  • 3 Myths About Home Staging

    aslinkey
    28 May 2014 | 9:31 am
    I’m so excited to be a guest blogger at the National Association of Realtors, Staged, Styled and Sold Blog!  My goal is to feature the gorgeous work of home stagers, staging and styling tips, as well as educate the public on the necessity of staging. My first post is focused on featuring some excellent before-and-after work of some stagers while debunking some long time myths agents have had about staging.  Click on the image below to see the post and share/comment since I’d love to get your thoughts… The post 3 Myths About Home Staging appeared first on .
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