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  • Bridget Beari Color Rule #74

    Bridget Beari Design Chat
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Bridget Beari Color Rule NumberLimit Colors but Not the RangeIt is not so easy to create a single hue room or a room filled with only analogous colors. The key to the combination is to create a range. Below the room is mostly greys and grey blues. The designer has limited the color palette but stretched the range of grey into blue and violet. It create a beautiful flow and softness.  Interior by Ken FulkThis room is mostly taupe but the lighter and darker variations blend and create contrast. The darker draperies against the even darker floor. The flat tape on the linen walls. All…
  • Turquoise Dining Room Treasury

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    bmthour
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:49 am
    Treasury from: DSG Turquoise Dining Room Turquoise Blue Lotus Ceramic Sauce Dish From: DSG $2.95 Peahen Portrait Original Oil Painting From: Luvs2Paint $55.00 Blue 16-Piece Dinnerware Set From: DSG $65.99 Sapphire Blue 18″x18″ Peacock Design From: BeautifulThings $17.99 IKEA MALIN BLAD Rug From: Ikea $44.00 Bottle – Sky Blue Set of 6 From: dinnerware $60.00 Almond Branches in Bloom From: Art $24.99 Modern Damask Turquoise Blue Upholstered Armless Chair From: Overstock $144.99 Loon Dance II From: Luvs2Paint $376.00 Coiled basket large green contemporary danish From: SewDanish…
  • Futuristic Apartment Design Integrating a Time-Capsule Elevator in Taipei

    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    Lavinia
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    This futuristic apartment design in Taipei, Taiwan comes with many interesting elements, including a life-sized iron man and a time-capsule elevator. Developed by White Interior Design, the project known as La Fatte Residence unveils an unconventional approach: “I used the industrial elements as its base while combining a hint of retro. The colorful designer furniture are used to accentuate the owner’s exceptional taste. The time-capsule elevator brings the two levels of the house together and adds a sense of futurism“, explained the designer. Everything in the…
  • Design Dilemma: Unusual Interior Paint Choices

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    preynolds
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    Contemporary Family Room More of us are eschewing traditional paint choices at home to go for something a little unexpected. This might mean exchanging basic white ceilings and moldings for ceilings and moldings splashed with bold color. Or it might mean choosing darker colors for walls or going for high contrast paint between moldings and walls. This post is dedicated to the expanding vocabulary of interior paint.   Colored Ceilings Contemporary Bedroom by Pensacola Photographers Greg Riegler Photography Above, a homeowner has chosen a soft blue for a ceiling instead of the traditional…
  • Imposing Log House in Colorado Mirroring Views of the Spectacular Rocky Mountains

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    Lavinia
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    Nestled in a fascinating landscape in Loveland, Colorado, USA, this imposing log house mirrors beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. The holiday-inspiring chalet designed by Architect Kathy Scott is part of a sprawling estate covering 375 acres of land in Saddle Notch and surrounded by open space on three sides. Some of the features of the five-bedroom villa include a four-car garage, outdoor living-room on heated deck, copper clad windows and spectacular slate roof reclaimed from Connecticut.As you get closer to this wooden gem, you come across details that are highly original and…
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  • Acoustic panels for Baux by Form Us With Love

    Ali Morris
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:56 am
    Following its debut at the Stockholm Furniture Fair last year, acoustic panelling brand Baux returns to the fair this year with a new collection. Working once again with Stockholm-based Studio, Form Us With Love, the new collection features large-scale patterns. Using a new wider format, Form Us With Love has produced five new panel designs using 22 colors inspired the Scandinavian landscape. The wider panels measure 116 x 53 cm are built to cover volume while at the same time generating a more tranquil effect. “The Acoustic panel collection inspires us to create holistic interiors at…
  • Piatti by Artistic Tile

    Alicita Rodriguez
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Piatti by Artistic Tile reinterprets “the jeweler’s art of faceting stone.” The tile’s oval-shaped octagons recall beautifully cut gems. Piatti also plays with light: the tile’s “highly polished facets glimmer.” The effect is one of unexpected glamour. Putting Piatti on walls makes the surface look opulent. Natural Stone Tile Inspired By Faceted Jewelry Designed for use on interior walls, including shower walls (in showers with or without steam), Piatti works well as a feature, calling attention to its shiny cut surface. The tile is made in any of Artistic Tile’s natural stone…
  • Heimtextil 2015: e-broidery

    Ali Morris
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Showing as part of a dedicated textile technology installation at last week’s Heimtextil, a new line of textiles called ‘e-broidery’ provided visitors with a glimpse into the future of fabrics. Produced by the Swiss industrial LED systems company Forster Rohner Textile Innovation, the e-broidery textile samples on display were all machine washable, drapeable fabrics with integrated LED technology. Although this is not the first time we’ve seen fabric embedded with LEDs these are the most advanced examples we’ve come across. The technology is almost invisible…
  • New Sketch chairs by Burkhard Vogtherr and Jonathan Prestwich for Arco

    Ali Morris
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Burkhard Vogtherr and Jonathan Prestwich have added two new pieces to their versatile Sketch chair family for Arco. The Sketch Lounge and the Sketch Conference chair are two new additions to the Sketch chair family by Burkhard Vogtherr and Jonathan Prestwich for Arco Just like their older brothers Sketch Regular and Sketch Lobby, the two new chairs are available in different seat and back heights, widths, sitting positions and with different bases. Both chairs work well when teamed with a meeting table or desk in the office as well as around the dinner table or in the living room at home.
  • Cut & Compose by Shaw Contract Group

    Alicita Rodriguez
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Shaw Contract Group collaborated with the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council on its new collection of education carpet, entitled Cut & Compose. In order to help create green schools for everyone, Shaw is donating a percentage of Cut & Compose sales to the Green Apple initiative, which strives to make educational spaces healthier and more sustainable. Education Carpet That Gives Back The collection of educational carpet includes broadloom and modular tiles in five patterns: Copy, Construct, Rotate, Collage, and Digits. These can be combined to create dynamic and…
 
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  • You Said It: ‘This House Is Keeping It Real’ and More Houzz Quotables (9 photos)

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This week on Houzz, I got really distracted. Stories that rounded up some of the most popular houses and kitchens we’ve toured occupied my thoughts for hours. I so enjoyed checking out what you enjoy, and was delighted by the wide variety shown in the lists. I also enjoyed new peeks into homes...
  • 9 Things New Homeowners Know to Be True (9 photos)

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    You’ve secured the mortgage, you’ve got the keys, and you’ve sent out the new-address notices. Congratulations and welcome to your new home! The hard work is over, right? Well, no. A new phase is about to begin, and it will be familiar to anyone who’s ever bought a house. A world of paint charts,...
  • If You Could Choose One Dream Space ... (11 photos)

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Getting back into the grind of work life after a relaxing holiday can be tricky. While the computer screen begs for your undivided attention, you may find yourself gazing off into the distance dreaming about that space where you can indulge in a little downtime. Now there’s no way I could afford (in...
  • 10 Essential Wildflowers for the U.S. Central Plains (10 photos)

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Gardening in the central Plains can be both tricky and quite easy. We’re faced with two realities: wind and annual temperatures ranging from around -40 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants have to be able to bend and not break, and so do our gardens and our expectations for them. What I mean by...
  • Shop Houzz: The Velvet Touch (46 photos)

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Velvet is popping up everywhere, from plush perches in the living room to cozy headboards for slumber. And here’s a little secret: While velvet looks and feels oh so luxe and decadent, it’s a smart upholstery choice when you have pets (especially clawing cats, since their little claws slide right...
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  • Motherhood, Messy Homes + Inspiring Interiors By Annika von Holdt

    decor8
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
    Let’s talk about messy homes and motherhood. But first, I find the most interesting people via Pinterest. But the thing is with Pinterest, to reap the real benefits of using is, you need to click on the images you like and link out to the sites where they’ve been pinned from. It’s easy to habitually repin what you see on others’ boards or in your feed, but the beauty of Pinterest is that it also connects you to new people which is exactly how I found author Annika von Holdt. Annika is such an interesting woman! She splits her time between island life on Harbour…
  • A Dreamy Apartment From Fantastic Frank

    decor8
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    This is a really nice apartment, featured not too long ago over at Fantastic Frank, as styled by Ida Cederlöf and photographed by Jessica Silversaga. I particularly love the natural light but even more, the color palette in the bedroom and the open plan kitchen and dining area. I want to cook for friends and eat in this space! Whenever I entertain, everyone ends up crammed into my tiny kitchen so I dream of having a big, open cooking and eating space like this. If you want see all of the details, click on any image below. First I want to start with this fan and flowers photo styled…
  • French Joie de Vivre + Wanderlust + Former Selves

    decor8
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    I’ve been thinking a lot about France, and relationships, and past versions of myself and my friends and it has all meant that I’ve spent a lot of time deep in thought. And lots of these thoughts keep going back to France, particularly Paris. Looking at the gorgeous IG stream of Jessie from Supply Paper Co. and then her website, also helped bring back a lot of old feelings. That, and the fact that my son’s uncle is half Danish, half Italian but raised in the south of France so I hear him reminiscence about French life quite often. I recently introduced him to…
 
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  • This stunning mirrored sphere lets you experience the cosmos without leaving the ground

    Ana Lisa
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Read the rest of This stunning mirrored sphere lets you experience the cosmos without leaving the ground Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: british design, cosmos recreation, experience design, Light Night Canning Town, London, LOOP.PH, OSMO, silver dome, silver sphere, site-specific art
  • Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto

    Charley Cameron
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:51 pm
    The U.S. Senate voted 62-36 in favor of the highly-contested Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday (1/29), with nine Democrats joining Republicans to show support for the $8 billion project that would transport 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada’s Tar Sands to the Gulf Coast. Following the vote, the Obama administration reiterated their stance that they will veto any bill that looks to expedite approval for Keystone XL, instead opting to wait for U.S. State Department to complete its investigation as to whether or not the pipeline is in national interests. ASK OBAMA TO VETO KEYSTONE…
  • Concrete Megara residence boasts stunning views of the Geraneia mountains in Greece

    Lidija Grozdanic
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Read the rest of Concrete Megara residence boasts stunning views of the Geraneia mountains in Greece Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: concrete home, concrete house, courtyard, glass facade, greece, Greek architects, green architecture, olive grove, open-plan living room, residence in Megara, Tense Architecture Network
  • Uber sued for negligence after New Delhi rape incident

    Catherine Winter-Hebert
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Uber, the trendy San Francisco-based rideshare company, is being sued for negligence and fraud following an alleged rape in New Delhi last December. The victim, who is going by the moniker “Jane Doe” in order to protect her identity, claims that her ordeal was a direct result of Uber’s “hollow marketing tactics and disregard for customer safety”, and she says that the company places more emphasis on promotion and profit than on screening its drivers. Read the rest of Uber sued for negligence after New Delhi rape incident Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post…
  • Spruce-clad Öijared Hotel quietly blends into the surrounding Swedish forest

    Lucy Wang
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Read the rest of Spruce-clad Öijared Hotel quietly blends into the surrounding Swedish forest Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "natural materials", 00:/, Öijared, Öijared Country Club, Öijared Hotel, double height lounge, Gert Wingårdhs, hotel, hotel design, Kjellgren Kaminsky, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture, locally sourced materials, neutral palette, Prefab, prefabricated hotel rooms, prefabricated rooms, spruce, Sweden, timber cladding, timber slats, Wood
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  • Living Kitchen 2015 – January 19-25

    kitchenguy
    10 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    Renowned exhibitors bringing world premieres to Cologne - Some companies use the fair to present their products to an international audience for the first time - LivingKitchen presents the trends of tomorrow Living Kitchen           Approximately six weeks before the start of LivingKitchen 2015, some exhibitors give a taste of the products which they will present at the fair in a press release. Some even reveal the world premieres they have in store. The LivingKitchen team wanted more detail and therefore carried out a survey among the exhibitors. The results…
  • 2014 – A Year of Changes…

    kitchenguy
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    2014 is not over yeat, but we can say with confidence that this has been a year of many changes in the European kitchen industry. Big companies are making big moves at home and overseas, long time players are leaving the industry and new ones are entering the arena, instead. We have also lost some companies, to the ongoing recesion, in Europe. Here are some of the major changes in the industry this year, not necassary in chronological order: The Siemens Group has pulled out of the industry this year. They will no longer be involved in producing appliances and their joint venture with Bosch is…
  • Best of Eurocucina 2014

    kitchenguy
    30 May 2014 | 7:30 am
    Salone del Mobile – 2014 – Eurocucina                   “Our goal was to make this the best Salone del Mobile in the world and the results have far exceeded our expectations,” Claudio Luti, president of the Salone del Mobile said. “Buyers, journalists and designers have seen at first hand just how superlative and creative our production chain is, recognizing the value of Made in Italy manufacturing and the global importance of the Salone.” This success is due to the quality of the exhibits and the visitor numbers at the fair.
  • Eurocucina – a Sneak Preview

    kitchenguy
    6 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    Want to see what some of the new designs will look like, at this year’s Eurucucina? Well, you’re in the right place! Here are a couple of the stands designs, as well as some new product designs, we received from the manufacturers themselves - Häcker Häcker presents itself as cosmopolitan and focuses on internationality. For the East-Westphalian kitchen manufacturer, the attendance at the trade fair is very much about internationality as – making up a 38-percent share of total sales – exports are hugely important to the company and very much something that Häcker plans to…
  • Just 40 Days to Showtime!

    kitchenguy
    20 Feb 2014 | 6:57 am
    The 53rd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is ready to go, along with the biennial EuroCucina and International Bathroom Exhibition. Some 2,400 exhibitors are expected, bringing all the very latest furnishing solutions to Milan. There will also be a major cultural event at the Milan Fairgrounds,  Rho – from 8th to 13th April – involving eight leading international architects.  A double appointment, open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. iSaloni and Eurocucina 130 leading Italian and foreign kitchen manufacturers will be exhibiting at the 20th edition of EuroCucina,…
 
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  • Futuristic Apartment Design Integrating a Time-Capsule Elevator in Taipei

    Lavinia
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    This futuristic apartment design in Taipei, Taiwan comes with many interesting elements, including a life-sized iron man and a time-capsule elevator. Developed by White Interior Design, the project known as La Fatte Residence unveils an unconventional approach: “I used the industrial elements as its base while combining a hint of retro. The colorful designer furniture are used to accentuate the owner’s exceptional taste. The time-capsule elevator brings the two levels of the house together and adds a sense of futurism“, explained the designer. Everything in the…
  • Small Live/Work Project Filled With Art, Color and Energy: The Tire Shop in Canada

    Lavinia
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    The Tire Shop is MARK+VIVI‘s inaugural project located in the transitioning city of Verdun, Quebec, Canada. The newly renovated space is a former tire shop that currently functions as the designers’ live & work studio. Moreover, the project houses La Façade Art + Architecture, a public storefront gallery dedicated to the exhibition of local contemporary art and experimental architecture.According to the architects, The Tire Shop utilizes natural light extensively, while its compact size means that only small amounts of energy are required to heat or cool the interior. Internal…
  • Stylish and Unconventional: Ethereal Sensation Door Knob Collection by Haute Déco

    Lavinia
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:52 am
    Building on the concept behind the iconic Signature collection, Haute Déco studio has recently launched the new Sensation Door Knob Collection. Bronze elements encapsulated in crystal resin take on an ethereal quality when seen through the prism of the resin wrap. The hypnotizing door knobs are fairly easy to integrate in a variety of contemporary interiors. Their mysterious look will add a touch of originality to an interior and trigger the attention of anyone passing through .Although the concept is the same, Sensation has a totally different vibe to Signature: the domineering factor…
  • Imposing Log House in Colorado Mirroring Views of the Spectacular Rocky Mountains

    Lavinia
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    Nestled in a fascinating landscape in Loveland, Colorado, USA, this imposing log house mirrors beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. The holiday-inspiring chalet designed by Architect Kathy Scott is part of a sprawling estate covering 375 acres of land in Saddle Notch and surrounded by open space on three sides. Some of the features of the five-bedroom villa include a four-car garage, outdoor living-room on heated deck, copper clad windows and spectacular slate roof reclaimed from Connecticut.As you get closer to this wooden gem, you come across details that are highly original and…
  • Unusual Recording Studio Design in Seoul Dressed in Brick

    Ada Teicu
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    This modern recording studio design impresses with an unusual facade free from windows. Within a geometric architectural language, the recording studio unveils simplicity and an inspiring play of opaque and semi-transparency. Imposing a modern touch in the densely populated residential area on the inner side of Dosan-daero (in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea), this sleek brick structure sheltering the Nonhyun Limelight Music Consulting recording studio was imagined by Dia Architecture as an eye-catching building covered in red bricks.A geometric architecture following the slopes of the…
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  • 5 Savvy Studio Spaces

    Allie Weiss
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Architect Bruce Norelius’s midcentury L.A. home is equipped with a studio, which includes lighting from Artemide above a custom desk. 
  • Call for Submissions: Dwell Los Angeles Home Tour

    Allie Weiss
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Project M House. Image courtesy of Mimi Giboin; McShane Murnane. We are searching for unique homes in Los Angeles, specifically on the West Side (Venice and Santa Monica), East Side, Hollywood, mid-town, and the South Bay (Manhattan Beach, Redondo) to be featured in our celebrated modern architecture tours on May 23, 30 and 31. Architects, this is your chance to see your work featured prominently in one of the country’s most compelling design events. Each home included in the tour will also be featured on dwellondesign.com. Select homes will be featured in a preview guide that circulates…
  • You Have to See the Before Shot of This Refined, Minimal Kitchen

    andreasmith
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    To transform a gaudy and green developer's special, Nanelda Priftaj, the in-house designer at bulthaup Toronto, stuck to a sophisticated palette of light woods and stainless-steel appliances. "We chose materials that elevate the aesthetic timelessness and comfort of the space," she says. "Keeping this in mind, we chose several reflective surfaces to brighten the kitchen." The floors are heated Mare Argento travertine and the rug is from AGATHOM Co.
  • Get the Dwell Look at Wright's American Modern Furniture Auction

    Kelsey Keith
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Rich blue PKW-2 chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller surround a custom table by Bruce Bolander in the home Bolander built in Malibu Canyon. Photo by J Bennett Fitts.
  • These Amazing Vintage Signs Are a Blast from America's Past

    Diana Budds
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    On his website Recapturist, Bill Rose documents signage across the United States. Along with the photographs, he details the history behind the subjects, like the Houston, Texas, coffee shop Dot. "In addition to being a Houston landmark since 1967, Dot Coffee Shop and has the distinction of being the first offering by wildly successful restaurateurs the Pappas Brothers," he writes. Image courtesy of Recapturist. What exactly is Recapturist? Recapturist is the intersection of several things I’m passionate about: photography, road trips, vintage neon signs, and the "micro-history" of America.
 
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  • Walnut and Marble Storage Cube

    Katie
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    Add a little marble and suddenly a wooden cube is not just a wooden cube- it’s something special. Ike Bahadourian chose Italian Calacatta Gold marble for the inlay on one interior surface of each of his storage cubes. This gives a luxe background to each cube’s contents; maybe your old books and other collectibles will look better in proximity. Choose the smaller sizes for a group stacking feature, or just one or two of the larger size for a side table option. Designed by Ike Bahadourian Dimensions: Small: 13” H x 13” W x 12.5” D, Large: 19” H x 19” W x 18.5” D…
  • Fragment Cushions

    Katie
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    Does anyone else feel like it’s hard to find the right sort of accent pillow? You don’t want anything too wacky, and sometimes a solid block of color seems too safe (and a little boring). Perhaps some might sort these Fragment Cushions from Ferm Living into the wacky pile, but I think they’re fun, and have a bolder color scheme that would inject a good bit of pattern into an otherwise ho-hum room. Material: organic cotton canvas (feather and down filling) Pillow cover is removable. Printed by hand; variations in print may occur. Size: 20″ X 20″
  • Endless Rain Record

    Katie
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    Kris originally posted this record forever ago, but now that it’s shown up for sale at a new retailer, it’s worth another mention. Created by Japanese artist Kouichi Okamoto (a.k.a. Bekkou), the vinyl phonograph record has two sides: one side has raindrop sounds that loop endlessly, the other has a 10 minute track of the “soothing sounds of a summer rainfall.” Designer: Kouichi Okamoto Maker: Kyouei Design Material: PVC and paper Country: Japan Dimensions: 32 x 32 cm
  • Prism Steel Chiminea

    Katie
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    If you’re going to have a chimney, it might as well be a geometric, prism-like one. Raw, hand-welded steel will develop a patina (that’s a nice word for rust, by the way) over time and the chimney is removable for cleaning. – Steel – Removable chimney for cleaning – May patina over time – Handmade in the USA 26”H, 20” diameter
  • Dot Wall Light

    Katie
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    There’s nothing complicated about the Dot Light from Lambert & Fils; it’s just a handmade brass disc with plenty of nylon wire to hardwire it onto a wall (or specify a rocker switch and plug). However, the size of the circular base makes the warm reflection of the bulb more visible and entirely more elegant (in a subtle Hollywood glamour sort of way). 40W E12 bulb included. UL certified. Designer: Lambert & Fils Material: Brass Dimensions: 6″L x 6″W x 5″H In stock.
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  • Stacked Wooden Cabinets Make up Stunning Artists’ Residence

    Delana
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    High-end Netherlands retailer De Bijenkorf partnered with Netherlands national museum Rijksmuseum to create an artist-in-residence program in an Amsterdam De Bijenkorf department store. Calling on i29 Interior Architects to help with the transformation of a small space on the building's roof. Appropriately called "Room on the Roof," the studio space is a series of wooden volumes stacked atop one another, making for a sort of "Alice in Wonderland" type of cabinet in which artists can live and work temporarily. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:…
  • Perfect Balance: Active Stool Works Your Core at the Office

    Delana
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    This vaguely cartoonish mushroom-looking chair is a fun update on the balance ball chair. Plenty of people use balance balls - also known as yoga balls - as chairs to keep their muscles engaged throughout the day and to improve circulation as they sit at their desks. Ballo is an "active" chair that looks a little less silly than sitting on a big rubber ball in your office. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modern Mortise: Burr Puzzle Stool in Pink Metal Super Simple Flat-Pack Idea to Reinvent the Folding Chair The Simple Things: Minimal…
  • Vision to Mansion in 1 Day: Huge Recycled 3D Printed Home

    Delana
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Designing your dream house and having it built just where you want it? There's nothing particularly interesting about that. But if you could go from zero to fully built house in just 24 hours, that would be pretty impressive. Chinese company WinSun built this stunning 12,000 square foot luxury mansion with an enormous 3D printer. The "ink" used in the printer is a mixture of recycled building materials: stone, cement, and fiber - and a secret ingredient they call "Crazy Magic Stone. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Recycled Glass House: 6 Million…
  • Ultrasonic Clothes Washer Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

    Stephanie
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    The vibrations emitted by this palm-sized plastic device are powerful enough to clean and deodorize a small load of laundry, making the process of washing delicates easier and less damaging than ever before. The Dolfi, an ultrasonic device, is designed to be dropped into a small tub of water along with clothing and detergent to deep-clean textiles all the way through, instead of just rubbing the surface like mechanical washers. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Electromagnetic Magic: Table Turns On Unplugged Lights Scents of Time: Watch Emits…
  • Nest Express: Ski Gondola Transformed into Tiny Cabin

    Stephanie
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    The experience of ascending a mountain at a ski resort becomes even more immersive and atmospheric when the gondola you're riding to the peak is outfitted like an adorable miniature cabin. Home technology innovator Nest and Portland-based creative agency Roundhouse took over the inside of a funitel at the Squaw Valley ski resort in California to enhance the skiing experience in an unexpected way. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: 3 Space-Age Rooms Explore Home Interior Design Extremes 25Hours Hotel is an Eclectic Place to Stay in Zurich…
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  • Velvetty Smooth

    Linda Merrill
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    I'm loving the velvet trend that's happening right now. I've always been a big fan of this gorgeous fabric and have used it often in my designs. As a matter of fact, I'm just about to place an order for a client for two gorgeous sofas to be decked out in a beautiful shade of teal velvet.My own home has several velvet pieces including these slipcovers for my dining chairs in a very durable sand colored velvet:And the headboard and arm chair in my bedroom bedecked in Laurin for Lee Jofa's "Watersedge"One of my favorite client projects was filled with beautiful velvets in varying shades of beige…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Linda Merrill
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of The Grand Budapest Hotel for receiving nine academy award nominations! Have you seen this movie? I missed it when in the theaters, but have watched it On Demand a few times and love the movie and the sets in particular.The synopsis:GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all…
  • Design New England Magazine Student Challenge!

    Linda Merrill
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    WHATDesign Showdown is a competition in which design students are challenged to imagine a live/work space that combines innovative design, functionality, and elements of social responsibility. ​It is free and open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in interior design or interior architecture at an educational institution in New England. Each submission must be original work created by an individual student.​ ​A panel of design professionals will judge the competition, which will be conducted in two rounds.​Well, this sounds fun for any and all local…
  • Lighting: Sparkle and Bling in the Kitchen

    Linda Merrill
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Generally I believe when we think of fancy crystal chandeliers they are in formal spaces like dining rooms and living rooms - like this vintage beauty I had installed in a client's house a few months ago. It just made the dining room.  But I will say that I love a little glitz and glam in unexpected places like a kitchen. And I'm not talking some huge gleaming six figure Christopher Peakcock kitchen either. {links and credits here}Of course, good quality lighting is of utmost importance in any kitchen so it's important not to let the aesthetics get in the way of function. What do you…
  • Spa Week: Review - The Mandarin Oriental Spa and Bar Boulud in Boston - Sublime to the ridiculous

    Linda Merrill
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    As mentioned on Friday, I was looking forward to enjoying the offerings of the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston, followed by dinner at Bar Boulud afterwards on Saturday.Let me just say that the spa was fantastic. From the moment you walk in, the service and ambience are perfection. You sit in this nice lobby and remove your shoes and coat and are provided with slip-ons and a lovely cup of tea. Since we were eating lunch there, we were presented with the menu to select from and then each were escorted to the separate mens and ladies families which included changing rooms, showers,…
 
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  • Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the Glamorous Romantic

    Carmen Natschke
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    Valentine’s Day History Trivia:  Legend has it that the precursor to our modern day Valentine’s Day may have been celebrated well over 16 centuries ago in the form of an ancient Roman ritual in which young soldiers would pull the name of a girl out of a box. The couple would then exchange gifts on February 15th during a fertility festival called Lupercalia. During the ... Read MoreThe post Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the Glamorous Romantic appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Style Magazine.
  • Classic Glamour: Ambella Home Showroom Tour

    Carmen Natschke
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Ambella Home, under the creative design direction of Jennifer McConnell and Rick Janecek, struck all the right style notes and debuted one of the most memorable, glamour inspired furniture and decorative accessories collection at last fall’s High Point Market. Join me on a virtual showroom tour as I highlight my favorite furnishings and decor discoveries at Ambella Home.   Disclosure:  All opinions ... Read MoreThe post Classic Glamour: Ambella Home Showroom Tour appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Style Magazine.
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  • What Happens in Vegas….

    Julia-Chicago
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    2015 has certainly kicked off with a bang! It has been a busy, busy few weeks. I am momentarily jetting off to warmer temps to the always exciting Las Vegas for The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS)! KBIS is an inspiring show that introduces the latest industry trends, products, and technologies. Read behind the lines here…major dose of fun, feast, finds and friends!   Even more thrilling than the city itself, I am so excited to be reunited with my fellow Silestone by  Cosentino Trendspotters- Kerrie Kelly, Courtney Cachet, Mark Williams, and Kim Lewis- where we will be unveiling…
  • Fun at Fleurish

    Jill-LA
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Last month, just before the holidays, I received an invite from the cool guys at Clutter, to attend an event at Fleurish which included drinks and food and floral making arrangements. Fleurish is a local florist in Brentwood (Los Angeles) that provides a “bar” to create and make your own floral arrangements. A fun concept and a great place to team up for an event or party as the Clutter guys did! And the question: Who/what is Clutter? They are a new company revolutionizing the idea of storing your extra “clutter” or perhaps a few things around the house you’d…
  • Of all the colors, Black

    Jill-LA
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    I like black. While I love color too, there is something about black being basic, classic, elegant, and perhaps a basis for a neutral. Plus when used in a specific way, can become high contrast. It stands out. It is, of course, all the colors mixed together. Come on in. Nothing like high gloss black doors. Black kitchen cabinets: Classic, timeless. Yet contemporary too. Black exterior siding on a house. Some black with white contrast and pops of color. Black + White = Simplistic + Minimalistic. Black furniture: vintage chic. This black bathtub is the epitome of luxe. I am sure this black…
  • Design Source: Davill Blinds

    Jill-LA
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    I was recently looking for a window treatment company for one of my online design projects and came across DaVill Blinds: a competitively priced site for shades, shutters, and blinds backed by the trust of two former interior designers. Given their motto is they never have a sale, I felt the stability of pricing and being able to buy when ready (vs the sometimes rush to buy my clients get to score a sale). In other words, a great resource for clients who may implement the selections on their own time and budget.   Sourcing shades for one of my online design projects.   DaVill offers…
  • What’s Inspiring Me Right Now

    Lauren-Houston
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    This Palmer Weiss designed Presidio Heights Living Room is absolute perfection.  The way she expertly mixes bold color, pattern, and different furniture styles is nothing short of design genius.  Of course it doesn’t hurt that my favorite color is gracing the draperies.  Dark stained wood paneling seems fresh (not masculine)), and I can always appreciate a good furniture layout.  Are you as taken with this room as I am?
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  • Current Obsessions: Happy Winter Blues

    Remodelista Team
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Here's a look at a few things we loved this week: Above: The designers at Vipp (you know their trash bins and and dustpans) are venturing into the prefab home business. The creative communities of Charleston, Denver, Nashville, Portland, Savannah in a monthly series of photoessays. "Try using neutral stone as a neutral pattern" and more tips for pairing floor and wall tiles.   Above: 10 artists, 10 workspaces. Photograph by Jordi Huismann.  $12 million will buy you Mathew Perry's ocean-front Malibu house.  Tips on entertaining for the Super Bowl.  Above: Elevated…
  • To the Manor Born: The Butler's Closet

    Julie Carlson
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Barbara Harman founded The Butler's Closet when she couldn't find conservation-quality drop clothes for her own expensively upholstered furniture. After consulting with conservation professionals, she developed a line of 100-percent cotton, chemical-free dust covers for furniture and for the wardrobe.   About: "In the mid-nineteenth century, England's stately homes were managed by an expert staff," Harman says. "During the off season, clothing was stored in muslin and furniture was draped in dust covers. It's a world that's mostly vanished. But the houses live on via the National…
  • Trending on Gardenista: Garden Envy

    Remodelista Team
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Michelle and crew rode out this week's storm by sitting back and admiring restored 12th-century castles, indoor orangeries, and a luxe new exterior paint line out of the UK. Count us in on the ogling. Above: Having started the year with the Top 10 Garden Trends of 2015, Michelle moves on to 13 New Landscape Design Ideas to Steal. We love the dramatic look of green leaves against a black palette. Above: Modeled after London's Crystal Palace, this 1876 greenhouse, an orangery on the grounds of a Danish castle, has been completely restored and is open for tours. Sandstone fountains and…
  • The Master of Plaster: Stephen Antonson's Sculptural Lighting

    Margot Guralnick
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Plaster artisan Stephen Antonson makes chandeliers and sconces of the sort that Gertrude Stein might have hung in her Paris salon to illuminate her Picassos. Fittingly, he has a Brooklyn studio that looks like a classic atelier.  Antonson studied painting and sculpture at Carnegie Mellon University and applies both skills to his plaster designs. Working in the great (and painstaking) tradition of Giacometti, Jean Michel Frank, and Serge Roche, he creates his lighting by hand, building an armature of steel, adding wiring, applying a primer, and then brushing on layer upon layer of…
  • A Moveable Feast: A Modular Kitchen from an Italian Architect

    Meredith Swinehart
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    It's a genius European idea that hasn't caught on in the US yet: the modular kitchen that you take with you when you move house. One of the nicest examples we've seen is Enzo Berti's Convivio kitchen for Italian furniture maker Lando. Berti's concept? A "kitchen in a living room," centered around what he calls the "domestic hearth." The line includes worktops, storage units, and more.  Above: The Dolmen version of the Convivio kitchen is a freestanding unit with a black or white marble countertop and matte black or white tubular hood. In this version, walnut planks…
 
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  • New! Weekend Projects: Join Now for Healthy, Clean & Happy Home Projects All Year

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you love our annual January Cure and you love making your home a better, cleaner and more beautiful place, you'll love what we have in store for you in 2015: Apartment Therapy's Weekend Projects. It's one project idea a week and they start next weekend. Here's how to join, get involved, stay in touch and make your home its best ever this year. Sign Up for the Weekend Projects Add your email address here to receive the Weekend Projects once a week, on Fridays: NOTE: If you are part of the January Cure 2015 email list you do not have to subscribe again. You can unsubscribe at any time, no…
  • Before & After: Blank Slate to Modern, Gender-Neutral Nursery

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Project by: Allison Harlow of Curio Design Studio Project type: e-design Location: Miami, Florida This space provided lots of challenges! It was long and narrow, did not have a natural focal point and the budget needed to remain around $1000. To make things more complicated the client wanted to keep the gender of their baby a surprise and create a nursery that was modern, gender neutral, mature and utilized mostly neutral colors. READ MORE »
  • Stylish Storage: 10 Bathroom Organizers You Won't Want to Hide Away

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Bathroom organizers tend to be a bit of an eyesore; plastic bins with suction cups, toilet etageres, and the like are standards that can be tough to pull off with any panache. Luckily we've rounded up some creative, classy examples of bathrooms that manage to be both organized and stylish. READ MORE »
  • Brigitte's Real Deal Apartment in Brooklyn — House Call

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Name: Brigitte Location: Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY I moved into this space in 2008, so I’ve had a solid 6 years to settle in and make it my own. The look was initially far more minimal, but over time became increasingly dense and layered. I attribute this less to my design sensibility and more to my lack of self-control. Whenever I come across a unique piece of art or an interesting object I think, “I can find a spot for that!”. READ MORE »
  • Extreme Closet Minimalism: The 3-Pairs-of-Jeans Wardrobe

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    I'm anything but a minimalist when it comes to my wardrobe, so I'm always fascinated by those magical people who can look great with so little. Such was the case when I came across a denim expert who only owns three pairs of jeans. Want to know what they are (it's not what you think)? READ MORE »
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  • Last Two Days to Save on Gus*Modern!

    DesignPublic.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    There are just two days left to save 15% on Gus*Modern. The sale ends tomorrow, January 31, 2015 at midnight EST. We thought we’d tempt you with  a few gorgeous Gus pieces in situ in some very stylish homes, because if you want to save, you’re running out of time! In this gorgeous home, modern day meets mid-century modern, and the Gus*Modern Atwood Sectional Sofa is good friends with both styles. Clean lines, tufted upholstery and solid FSC-certified wood base let it slip into a wide range of room styles. This warm modern interior design is by Sarah Gallop Design Inc.
  • Get the Look: Modern Farmhouse Style

    Becky
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    I was talking to an architect the other day who told me she’s found “everybody wants a modern farmhouse these days.” It seems the bulk of folks asking for this style aren’t exactly outside milking cows at 5 a.m. (though quite a handful have their own urban chicken coops and edible gardens). So what exactly does this style include? I find it’s a twist on spartan farmhouse classics and materials that would be found around the homestead with some contemporary pieces and bold color mixed in. Here’s a look at some of our favorite furniture and accessory choices…
  • Industrial Modern: Our Top Picks

    DesignPublic.com
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Industrial modern is a design phrase that gets thrown around a lot but what exactly does it mean? To us, there is always an element that throws back to the era between the start of the  industrial age and the dawn of international style. Industrial modern style can spring from living in a loft that used to be a warehouse back in the 1930s, adding reclaimed wood with a long interesting history, going a bit steampunk or using pipes as part of shelving structure, adding factory-style windows, providing classic metal stools inspired by 1930s French cafes and more. A good industrial modern room…
  • 2015 — The Year of Marsala

    Becky
    4 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Now that it’s officially the year of Marsala, according to Pantone, tell us, will you use the color around the home? The choice for Color of the Year seemed pulled out of thin air to me. However, I like earthy tones, and Marsala brings to mind a Moroccan souk, Turkish kilims and terracotta in Spanish Colonial and other Mediterranean architecture. I can imagine it as a nighttime lip color or suede boots. Here are a few ways we like it in interior design. Room by Scott Sanders LLC Marsala looks great on the walls in a dining room or library; here, interior designer Scott Sanders has toned…
  • SALE! 15% Off Gus Modern

    DesignPublic.com
    2 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    If you’re in the middle of rethinking your furniture and interior design for 2015, now’s a good time to shop. We are offering 15% off all Gus Modern for the entire month of January. Here are just a few highlights to tempt you. Gus Modern GT Rocker Gus Modern Carmichael Bed Gus Modern Transit Bench Gus Modern Bloor Sofa Gus Modern Wireframe End Table Gus Modern Spanner Chair Gus Modern Davinport Bi-Sectional Sofa Gus Modern Hex Ottoman Shop all Gus Modern
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Dilemma: Beautiful Brooklyn Brownstone

    preynolds
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    Transitional Dining Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators David Kaplan Interior Design LLC What do we love about brownstones? Everything! Classic, gracious, refined and sophisticated, we love the idea of life lived in a residence brimming with history, in the midst of a vibrant urban environment. For this reason, Brooklyn New York brownstones are our favorite. This week, we’re featuring a project of David Kaplan, a New York interior designer. The style here is  “transitional” — a look that works well in Victorian and historic homes that boast…
  • A Mexican-Mediterranean Idyll on Emerald Bay

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:08 am
    Here’s a home that demands to be lived and loved in! Set on the glorious sea coast – this is a home for the good life. The casual house takes its inspiration from the coastal regions along both the Mediterranean and Mexican Riviera. Here; a hand rounded sink that just happens to perfectly accommodate three straw baskets underneath suggests Mexico. Here the pure bliss of an idyllic built-in Mediterranean sunporch enjoying the sea, and the softened white curves of whitewashed earth echoed by plumply fluffy white pillows, suggests Greece. Here, the inspiration seems more Mexican…
  • A Pavilion-Style Studio Home that Welcomes Guests

    Susan Kraemer
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    A gabion stone wall forms the central support for this compact studio home. Ana Paula Barros designed Loft Bauhaus, sited  in Brazil. While it is neither a loft, nor particularly Bauhaus, the small studio is an extremely well designed and compact home for a single person or a couple – that also comfortably houses six or seven dinner guests. By contrast with the earthiness of the textural solidity of the stone wall at the heart of the home, the exterior wall is simply glazing from ceiling to floor. So the effect is that of a pavilion, utterly open on all sides. The public half of the…
  • 1890s Swedish Barn Becomes Loft-Stylish Family Home

    Susan Kraemer
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    Buero Philipp Moeller  architects have designed a charming revitalisation of a farmhouse in Moorenweis, Germany. The old farmhouse was built in the Fürstenfeldbruck district built in the 1890s. Now it brings a very special loft-style living experience for a lucky family of four. The industrial modern style works perfectly with the equally straightforward 1890s barn construction techniques. Huge sturdy timbers are completely exposed, revealing their system of construction. Appealing parallels between the 19th and 21st century are offered in the steam punk ironwork chosen to make…
  • Design Dilemma: Unusual Interior Paint Choices

    preynolds
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    Contemporary Family Room More of us are eschewing traditional paint choices at home to go for something a little unexpected. This might mean exchanging basic white ceilings and moldings for ceilings and moldings splashed with bold color. Or it might mean choosing darker colors for walls or going for high contrast paint between moldings and walls. This post is dedicated to the expanding vocabulary of interior paint.   Colored Ceilings Contemporary Bedroom by Pensacola Photographers Greg Riegler Photography Above, a homeowner has chosen a soft blue for a ceiling instead of the traditional…
 
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    Bloesem
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Another sale not to miss: 20% discount on the Tas-ka cushions in the Bloesem online shop.  And have you heard? The 3rd Bloesem Gazette is out! Lots of inspiring interviews from our favourite creatives inside... grab a copy or read it online here.  Here's are some links we love this week: Top 15 Interiors Trends of 2015  Mini Fruit Cakes... a clever twist on the traditional fruitcake Take a look at how an old factory in Berlin gets transformed into a beautiful living space... We are in awe! Learn to diy this sleek and minimal mirror hanger We love the mix of rustic & modern…
  • Face to Face: Catch up with Mae Engelgeer

    Bloesem
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:54 pm
    In the latest issue of the Bloesem Gazette, titled "The Converation Issue", we wanted to delve into the minds of our favourite talents from around the world. Having had a long time crush on her work, we got in touch with Dutch textile designer, Mae Engelgeer, again after we last interviewed her in early 2012.  Hi Mae, the last time we talked was in May 2012, has a lot changed since then? We’d love for you to update us. Yes a lot has changed. I think the last time we spoke I had just moved into my first studio space. We were busy developing the ISH. Collection and our…
  • Sweet Somethings for Valentine's

    Bloesem
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:55 pm
    { 1. Deckle & Hide candle ; 2. Keecie bird keyrings ; 3. &Klevering marbled tealight holder ; 4. Babe Body Souffles (available in our brick and mortar store) ; 5. Mossery weekly planner ; 6. Keecie Clutch } Our sweetest picks from the Bloesem store to give to her this Valentine's day! It doesn't just have to be for your girlfriend, these make the perfect gifts to show the other special ladies in your life that you love them. Get something for mom, or for your bestie, we know they'll love it. Pair it with a heartfelt note and you're all set. .. Bloesem.co
  • Bloesem Gazette Volume 3

    Bloesem
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
    It has arrived: Volume 3 of the Bloesem Gazette! This issue is all about conversations as we we speak to some of our favourite creatives from around the world- from getting to know their personal lives to their work and dreams for the year. Take a peek into the life of textile designer, Mae Engelgeer, and her upcoming collections; be inspired by the story of our Bloesem Class teacher, Natalie Miller; get expert forecast from Studio Oink on interior design trends of 2015 and so much more!  And of course, this issue is not complete with a travel guide of 3 cities in Europe by Trisha Toh and…
  • By May

    Bloesem
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:54 pm
    If you are a patterns lover, you are sure to fancy this new Swedish brand, By May. Created by designers Johanna Örn and Maria Bergström, this brand features unique home interior products with strong emphasis on pattern design, colours and variety of materials. Their gorgeous collection include wallpapers, cushions covers and window films that will make playful additions to any home decor. The pattern that caught our eyes got to be the confetti series that looks oh so lovely on a cushion cover. We are already a big fan of their upcoming collection of Watoji Notebooks and can't wait…
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  • Last Call: Gus* ‘Keep on Giving’ Sale Ends Jan 31st

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Our month-long ‘Keep on Giving’ sale on modern furniture, lighting and accessories by Gus* is about to be history. The Gus* collection includes well crafted, beautifully proportioned contemporary furniture for the bedroom, dining room, living room, and modern study—each piece distinguished by the graceful profiles and honest materials that highlight the softer side of modernism. A chance to save a very clean 15% on all Gus* products is about to come to a halt, with the sale in its final 3 days. Shop the Gus* collection here, and save 15% through January 31st only.
  • Tom Dixon Designs Interiors for Mondrian Hotel, London

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio has created the interiors of the first Mondrian hotel outside U.S. shores. The Mondrian London, at Sea Containers—so named for its location inside the famous Sea Containers House that overlooks the river Thames in the city’s South Bank neighborhood—is Dixon’s first hotel project, and bears many of the sensuous forms and luscious details evident in his lighting and product designs. The 359 guest rooms, many offering ravishing river views, along with the hotel’s public spaces, restaurant, and wow of a rooftop bar, have…
  • Printed Rulers Wallpaper by NLXL

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    Dutch wallpaper studio NLXL, which has made it a point of pride to create entire wallpaper rolls with no visible repeat motifs, has just released a new wallpaper design that—pun intended—rules. Printed Rulers is a new design, created by founders Nick & Esther Vintage, which continues the photorealist tradition started with Piet Hein Eek’s Scrapwood collection, in which photographic reproductions of seemingly mundane objects are subject to wall-sized patterning—to striking effect. Here, vintage wooden schoolroom rulers appear in outsized vertical arrangements, bearing…
  • New at 2Modern: Surya Rugs and Accessories

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    New to 2Modern are the rugs and woven accessories of Surya, a modern textiles brand whose commitment to high quality, accessibly priced products has remained unwavering for 25 years. Surya’s collaborations with designers like Aimee Wilder and Jill Rosenwald have yielded a range of contemporary rugs, modern furniture pieces, and accessories defined by simple patterns and neutral tones, appealing to the modern design enthusiast while enhancing most any contemporary interior space. 2Modern is pleased to include Surya amongst our 2015 brand offerings; see our Surya collection here.
  • 2015 Sticker-Calendar by Nendo

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:15 pm
    It’s not too late in the year to consider a 2015 calendar, and Japanese design studio Nendo has one of the more whimsical ones yet. Their Sticker-Calendar is, as its name indicates, both calendar and sticker set, designed to segue into each month as each day’s sticker is peeled away. Seasonal illustrations which decorate each month’s page are gradually revealed, much like the seasons themselves unfold. “The design breathes new life into the sticker backing, which would normally serve no purpose but to hold the stickers,” say the designers. Can’t argue…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • 10 Home Decor Tips to Sell Your Home

    Michael Landfair
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    Mike offers ten tips to make it easier to sell your house on FabNest.If you hired a home stager or an interior designer, what 10 Home Decor Tips to Sell Your Home would they suggest? What can you do to make your home stand out? Before you actually put your home up for sale, go to some open houses in your neighborhood. I suspect, after just a few visits to homes on the market, you’ll have some answers to your question.
  • Food & Wine America's Best Doughnuts

    Michael Landfair
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Voodoo Doughnut; Portland, ORThe brainchild of two local Portlandia types, this cult doughnut shop specializes in wacky flavors and unexpected toppings—from Froot Loops to bubble-gum dust. Its namesake doughnut is a chocolate-frosted yeast variety that's shaped like a voodoo doll, filled with raspberry jam and stabbed with a pretzel stake. voodoodoughnut.com..
  • How to Care for Your Mattress and Foundation

    Michael Landfair
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    Your bed is likely the piece of furniture on which you spend the most time during a given week. Even if you only get an average of six hours of sleep per night, that still means you spend more time on your bed than working at a full-time job. Keeping that in mind, it should be clear why it’s so important to take good care of both your mattress and the box spring or bed frame.Read on to get some easy-to-follow pointers.Go By Instructions Provided by a Retailer or ManufacturerYou’re about to learn things that will apply to most mattresses and support structures regardless of brand. However,…
  • Design Trends for 2015 Part 2

    Michael Landfair
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
    From GulfNews comes Design Diary: Interior trends for 2015 from Dubai-based interior designer Pratyush Sarup. He lets us in on the world of interior design and advises "Live in style."Colour is BIG“No more beiges and browns,” says Nada Debs, the leading lady of Middle Eastern interior design as she lays down the colour charts. The links between fashion and interiors cannot be felt any strong than through colour and patterns. Pantone, the leader in colour trends has already pin-pointed the hottest colour for 2015 — the deep Marsala. Not surprisingly, the colour — very visible in blocks…
  • Design Trends For 2015 Part 1

    Michael Landfair
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:18 am
    The Texas magazine Design made Simple starts the New Year with some ideas.ColorsBeautiful indigo blue is making a splash in home décor and works with many different design styles. Much of the color inspiration for 2015 is drawn from nature making designs feel comfortable and natural. FloorsLook for a more relaxed outlook in carpets and area rugs with distressed and striated patterns. Hardwoods are getting more relaxed too with reclaimed looks. For vinyl, styles that look like wood are popular for 2015.CabinetsIn cabinetry, convenience is the name of the game for 2015. Clever and functional…
 
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  • VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY!!!

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:37 pm
    It’s that time of the year when we remember our significant other, and, hopefully, we are remembered by our significant other, or our children or parents.  Or maybe you will just treat yourself to some roses and chocolates!  Why not?!To celebrate the day of Love - we are having a give-away from one of our most popular sponsors:  LoveFeast Shop.  Now – in the spirit of giving, the prize will be a $100 gift certificate from LoveFeast Shop that you can gift to anyone you want (or yourself, if you want!) LoveFeast has these adorable hearts in velvet and silk – that…
  • Beverly Hills Renovation

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:12 pm
                A few months ago I showed Yolanda Foster’s gorgeous Malibu house – that is currently for sale.  HERE.  Yolanda is famous for her role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo TV.  OK.  OK.  Bravo TV is such a guilty pleasure for me!   I’ve shown a few of the Housewives’ houses lately because some of their houses are better than the show itself.   One Bravo TV house I showed was in Architectural Digest a month or so later.  HERE.   But, just judging by…
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    Atticmag

  • Collecting Americana

    Jane F
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:04 pm
    For anyone interested in collecting Americana, there is a wide variety of folk art and objects to explore. All of us express our passions partly through what we love, buy and display. Sometimes it’s fine art. Other times it’s odd objects with little value.  And it can be everything in between. My little collection of Americana happens to be floral Hubley painted doorstops. I began with a single piece I saw in an antique shop and expanded as I discovered a micro market for them on eBay. Everyone has their special “stuff.” Top New York decorator Ellie Cullman collects Americana,…
  • Bottle Green Kitchens

    Jane F
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:03 pm
    The world of color may be focused on Marsala but lately I’m seeing sophisticated wine bottle green kitchens. There’s a green kitchens renaissance going on but not the recycling kind.  A few years back, kitchen cabinet greens were bright and sharp with a clear appetite for food colors like lime, apple and pistachio. Then emerald green became the decorator’s darling and the greens turned blacker and bluer. But kitchens tend to lag behind decorating color trends or miss them entirely. Kitchen color most often goes to neutrals such as white, gray and wood tones as many home owners shy…
  • French Mattress Style

    Jane F
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Tufted and hand stitched with rounded edges a French mattress has a special understated, vintage and antique look that has remained in style for hundreds of years. Today, French mattresses are most often used on daybeds, sometimes on sofas, and occasionally for pillows. Originally though, they were crafted from striped cotton ticking, filled with cotton batting, tufted to keep the batting evenly in place, and given a welted edge for a smooth finish and durability. If you’ve ever gone to a flea market in Europe, you might have encountered old-fashioned metal beds with metal mesh across the…
  • Four Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas

    Jane F
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Four kitchen tile backsplash ideas guarantee unique results and a one-of-a-kind kitchen look. Nothing says “it’s my kitchen” more than the choice of a tile backsplash. And no aspect of kitchen design is more difficult for most people to choose. That’s why backsplashes are often left for last when the budget is nearly gone and renovationm fatigue has set in. At that point, too many people can’t make up their minds and settle for the most generic, least expensive option which leads to the backsplash blahs. We’ve all seen them in endless numbers of kitchens: the same…
  • Double Sided Glass Cabinets

    Jane F
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Double sided glass cabinets — over an island or in a wall — usher light into  kitchens in two different ways. I’ve long been intrigued by the way top New York architects Ferguson & Shamamian use double sided glass cabinets in kitchens they design. One strategy is to add a ceiling-hung glass cabinet over an island to more or less act as a screen between the working and eating zones. For a classic white family kitchen in a 5000-square foot Park Avenue apartment [top], a large glass upper cabinet was made in three sections and centered over the island. Accessible from both…
 
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    The Finishing Touch

  • How to Fix Crooked Vertical Blinds

    Benajmin Serven
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    Vertical blinds won’t stay straight? Have no fear! You know the feeling. You’ve just walked in the front door, and there they are, your lovely vertical blinds. Hold on a moment though. Something isn’t quite right! Someone has gone and made just one of the louvers crooked, and you’re struggling to keep your OCD impulse from taking over and letting out a horrified scream. Breathe. Just breathe. While this issue can be annoying, it is completely fixable. Just follow these simple steps, and your blind will be back in perfect order in no time. How to Fix Crooked Vertical…
  • Taryn’s Sleek Slate Gray Living Room – Roman Shades

    Abigail Sawyer
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    New homeowner Taryn is customizing her Pacific Northwest abode to make it feel cozy and lived in for her family of four. Taryn blogs at Design Dining and Diapers, and from the looks of her last place, we know this new one going to be crazy gorgeous! One of her first projects after moving in was getting the windows covered with Norman Roman Shades. Taryn Says: “This was important on so many levels. Privacy being number 1, but also to help keep the heat in and help the sun from fading our carpet and furniture.” “As you may be aware, I like to tweak our decor fairly often…
  • How to Keep Cats from Breaking Blinds

    Abigail Sawyer
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We’ve pretty much heard it all when it comes blinds that are the victim of animal destruction. There are cats who bend and break aluminum blinds trying to squeeze behind them, and cats who love blinds cords more that catnip. My Cat Will Do Anything to Get Access to the Window Cats are natural observers who find the world of birds and squirrels much more interesting than you sitting like a lump on the couch. They also love to sunbathe. When blinds are closed they wiggle behind to get to the warm sunshine. Solution: If cats are bending and breaking your blinds to get to the window,…
  • How To Keep Dogs From Destroying Blinds

    Abigail Sawyer
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    We’ve pretty much heard it all when it comes to pets tearing up blinds. Whether it’s dogs desperately trying to see out the window, or puppies who have found a new chew toy. But we never thought squirrels and blinds would be a problem. One customer called in with this story: On a hot day she left her window open to let in a breeze. When she glanced over a few hours later, she caught a squirrel red handed gnawing on her wood blinds. Unfortunately he’d already eaten 2 whole slats… Why Do Pets Love to Destroy Blinds? Although many things our pets do mystify us, this…
  • How to host a family game night

    Katie Laird
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    From puzzle night to Twister to simply chasing fire flies in the backyard – what’s more fun than family game night?  Here are some tips to make your next family night one to remember. Family games you’ll love It’s always fun to discover new family games, here are some of our favorites! Minute to Win it family games – they move fast, just like your family Take the fun outside with field day game Anyone up for a little night bowling? Host a family charades night Family snacks to fuel the fun You can’t keep the competition going on an empty belly, check out…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Adding Pops Of Pink To Your WorkSpace

    The Office Stylist
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    It seems a little unlike me to rave about a color other than purple. It may seem silly to say, but I almost feel like I am betraying my love for purple. Although I may not want to cover every space with pink, I do love the idea of incorporating shades of pink sporadically throughout... View full post > Related posts: High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this Bright Pink, Chic Office for Less High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this sunny yellow + pink workspace Adding Glam to your Workspace-One Desk, Three Ways.
  • Karen Davis’ Playful & Pink Office {Office Tour}

    The Office Stylist
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Describe your office space to us: My office was intended to be a separate garage to the house, when they built it I requested it be made into office. It is about 300 sq ft. I utilize my local decorative center in Houston to resource my fabrics. With technology, not much is needed for storage and I... View full post > Related posts: Bonnie Bakhtiari’s Pink and Chic Home Office {Office Tour} Cathleen Cantrell’s Sweet and Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Holly Nichols’ Art-Worthy Home Office {Office Tour}
  • DIY-How to make a gift card look fun + fabulous this Christmas

    The Office Stylist
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    It’s the most wonderful time of the yearrrrr-singing with me? Time for another post, another DIY and another way to make this holiday season even better. If you’re like me, then you go crazy for Christmas. You love the baking, the presents, the family time-anything and everything that has to do with Christmas. As they’ve... View full post > Related posts: Give a sweet gift with the choxcard! How I get into the Holiday Spirit + My TOMS for Target Holiday Wish List! Easy Christmas Pencil Cup DIY with Elmer’s Painters® Paint Markers
  • Easy DIY Cabinet Makeover-A much needed makeover for my hallway cabinets

    The Office Stylist
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’ve been on quite the DIY kick lately and that’s because I love a quick and easy makeover. I love to change up my space no matter where it is, home or the office. Change is good and easy DIYs are the way to go. I recently purchased some awesome marble contact paper for another... View full post > Related posts: TempaperDesigns.com D.I.Y Boring Media Cabinet Makeover I Heart Wednesdays-Chic Filing Cabinets Stylish, Fun + Cool File Cabinet Makeovers!
  • Easy Christmas Pencil Cup DIY with Elmer’s Painters® Paint Markers

    The Office Stylist
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    It’s Christmas time and I couldn’t be happier! Naturally the first things on my list are already done: decorating my house, Christmas music at the office and now some DIY action on my desk. I am the Queen of easy DIY’s as I am a lazy DIYer and want something cute but easy. I thought... View full post > Related posts: Inspired by Coloring + my Inner Artist Fall, Client meetings, Christmas decor, Yummy food- September Weekend at a Glance 3 Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint in your Office
 
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    Styleture

  • Made In Italy

    testadmin
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Italian writer and critic Umberto Eco once said, “If other countries had a theory of design, Italy had a philosophy, maybe even an ideology of design.” During the mid-twentieth century, most of Europe shifted their design concept to focus on functionality; on the contrary, Italian brands decided not to jump on the bandwagon, instead incorporating modern life and contemporary designs in addition to functionality . S-Chair by Tom Dixon A perfect example would be the iconic S-Chair by Tom Dixon – designed for renowned Italian furniture brand Cappellini in 1991, the S-shaped chair is…
  • 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…
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    Cristina Hadzi Interiors

  • Waiting For Perfection

    Cristina Hadzi
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    My client, Dr. Adebola Dele-Michael, the brilliant and respected dermatologist, recently moved her Radiant Skin Dermatology and Laser suite of offices to 116 Central Park South. Although the public spaces and exam rooms had been renovated she wanted the overall look to be more welcoming and reflect the nature of her business: beauty and self care. When visiting the site I noticed her rapport with patients is very hands-on and personable, I wanted to convey that quality while maintaining the practical aspects of a professional environment. Initially I wanted to work with the fine architectural…
  • The Perks Of Being A Wallpaper

    Cristina Hadzi
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
      A bit of flair for the entry way Photography Qixotic Imagery In the past few years, wallpaper has had a renaissance; a number of well-known designers have launched their own lines and the technology for custom designs has skyrocketed. Serene New York City dining alcove: before ….and after  (guest appearance by Gus)                                                Photography Qixotic Imagery I am happy about this flurry of activity: an exquisite wallpaper not only brings a wonderful touch to one’s home, it can transform an ordinary little space into…
  • Crystal Blooms in Winter

    Cristina Hadzi
    19 Feb 2014 | 9:19 am
    During assembly Late last Fall my client and I stopped into the Kartell showroom in Soho to look at lighting fixtures; we instantly fell for Ferruccio Laviani’s “Bloom” displayed in a couple of styles and colors at the front of the store. They resembled huge futuristic bouquets of sparkling flowers. But, would they work in a doctors’ office waiting room? We debated and measured and questioned and agreed to take the leap and got two of them in the transparent crystal finish. I am quite sure there isn’t another doctors’ office anywhere that showcases these wonderful Blooms for…
  • Small Touches Big Impact

    Cristina Hadzi
    20 Nov 2013 | 9:35 am
    Cleaned up and Organized! I recently worked with a wonderful couple in Brooklyn that moved into a large brand new 2 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn; it needed to accommodate an entire house-full of belongings. A good deal of this project focused on storage options and finding a proper place for everything from books to running shoes.  I re-configured the interiors of all the closets and designed a custom bookcase in the dining area as well as additional storage for the living room. Many other customizable details presented themselves throughout their new home, for instance both bathrooms had…
  • Springtime!

    Cristina Hadzi
    18 Apr 2013 | 8:07 am
    Clean lines, inviting and stylish Springtime is all about big windows opening wide and a blast of fresh air as if for the first time in what seems like forever.  I think about lighter fabrics and easier day-to-day routines. The beautiful Paul McCobb armchairs pictured here, from a house I designed in Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, are good examples of this casual-chic, springtime vibe. Designed by Paul McCobb in the 1950’s My clients’ directive initially puzzled me: they wanted the feeling of visiting their grandparents’ bright and sunny summer house, of camping out, but with a…
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    Long Island Style

  • A Likeable Home

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

    24 Feb 2014 | 6:30 am
    Loving these new items from Scully and Scully in NYC. While they may seem uber traditional, think super classical and easily mixed with more contemporary pieces for a great collected look. Don't you just love those Leopard firescreens? And, that lacquered Regency Tea Trolley?!? Perfection! And you must appreciate the slender lines of the Pembroke Table with the inlay and beautiful drawer pull,
  • Big Changes Coming!

    23 Feb 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Yes, it has undoubtedly been a very long time since I've posted -- too long to be sure. But, I've spent the last several months doing amazing things, working with fabulous clients, friends, and mentors. I finished my tenure at Meg Braff Designs in August and it was with such sweet sorrow. I knew it was time to go out on my own, but to leave such dear friends and open my own firm seemed a
  • A Designer's/Blogger's Paradise

    26 May 2013 | 1:41 pm
    Blogfest 2013 NYC has come and gone.  But, I'll never forget the two days of fun I had last week at the event!  We began Blogfest On Design 2013 with the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club 41st Annual Decorator Show House, then headed off to Hearst Towers for a hilarious designer panel with Alexa Hampton, Thom Filicia, and meeting Team Kravet from the "Kravet Family (could Ellen and Scott Kravet be any
  • A Persian Garden

    16 May 2013 | 1:36 pm
    Fabrics, fabrics, fabrics!  Everyone is releasing their new lines of fabrics and wallcoverings this week! One of my favs is Osborne & Little; pretty much anything they do is fine by me.  They are so fun and colorful -- a little unexpected, a whole lot of fun!   Their new line of fabric and wallcoverings for Spring have lived up to my expectations and beyond.  I especially love the new line called
 
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Changes for the New Year

    10 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    Well, here we are....  going into a New Year 2015. I've decided that this year will be the year of "Refining." I've become slightly obsessed with details - for myself and my design style. I want to design products and rooms that create interesting dynamics the between objects. It always takes so much time searching for the final details of room to get it just right - artwork and accessories. It's not about going to Home Goods and throwing some cheap stuff around. These are the critical details. Interior of HDG Architecture OfficeIt may be minimal but the details…
  • Happy New Year Everyone!

    31 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    I love the beginning of a New Year - fresh start, resolutions, new beginning ….   I think this one will be a great one! There have been many changes and achievements at Bridget Beari as well as hurdles. I am thankful for them all ...We are ready for a New Year full of excitement and success. Come join the ride! Love….
  • Influenced by a Master - Jean Royere

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    I love art books. I could spend hours looking through them for reference for a design project or just for inspiration. For my Christmas present to myself I bought a 3 book collection on Jean Royere, a French interior designer and furniture maker. 1902-1981Jean started as a banker and at the age of 31 changed careers into the business of design and furniture making. In 1934 he designed the new layout of the Brasserie Carlton on the Champs Elysees. This made his mark in the world of interior design. He is best know for his international patrons such as King Farouk, King Hussein…
  • 12 days of Bridget Beari Color Rules

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    In the Spirit of the Holiday season we are posting the Bridget Beari Color Rules. If you are following on Facebook or Instagram you have seen the first 12. Here they are in a list: #1 Use Unexpected Color Accents#2 Temper Hot Colors with Cool Colors#3 Use Paint to Highlight Architectural Features#4  View Spaces as Volumes#5 Make a Statement in the Entry with Color or Pattern#6 Don't Forget the Power of White#7 Choose Colors that Flatter#8 Always Consider the Finish#9 Take Color Cues from Your Closet#10 Test Colors on Your Walls Before You Buy#11 Get in the Mood#12 Don't Forget…
  • Bridget Beari Color Rule #74

    29 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Bridget Beari Color Rule NumberLimit Colors but Not the RangeIt is not so easy to create a single hue room or a room filled with only analogous colors. The key to the combination is to create a range. Below the room is mostly greys and grey blues. The designer has limited the color palette but stretched the range of grey into blue and violet. It create a beautiful flow and softness.  Interior by Ken FulkThis room is mostly taupe but the lighter and darker variations blend and create contrast. The darker draperies against the even darker floor. The flat tape on the linen walls. All…
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    COCOCOZY

  • ORANGE YOU GLAD FOR ORANGE!

    Coco
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    This post makes me smile.  Everyone always says yellow is the penultimate cheerful color but I am thinking a good dose of orange does the same trick.  A touch of orange in your home or in what you...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/xiaAICylyLY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • JEWEL OF A MODERN HOUSE

    Coco
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    This little modern house with an amazing floating staircase is aptly named The Jewel House. Designed by architect Karen Abernethy from Australia.  The home is a brick Victorian on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • $35 MILLION DOLLAR HISTORIC NYC APARTMENT

    Coco
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Nearly $35 million dollars for this 7 bedroom, 6.5 bath 10,000 square foot duplex apartment on the upper East Side of New York on 95th street.  The duplex is the in the Louis XVI style Carhart... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MODERN BRITISH KITCHEN IN GREEN COPPER & CHEVRON

    Coco
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Absolutely delightful apartment kitchen belonging to London designer Mark Smith of Smith Creative featured on House & Garden’s website. Sea green flat front kitchen cabinets, white quartz... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • LOW BEDS

    Coco
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    The “he says she says” debate rages on between me and TE regarding of all things bed height.  He likes a bed low to the ground…I like being perched high when I sleep. I feel like... [[ 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

  • Marketing To A New Consumer

    DesignSuccessU
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    By Gail Doby, ASID I just read an interesting article by Pam Danziger of Unity Marketing about today’s affluent clients. Today, the ultra affluents (Millenials and GenXrs) that are among the top 1% of the US earners (over $250K per year), are more selective than ever. They aren’t interested in impressing their neighbors as much as past generations. In many cases, [...]
  • How To Create The Illusion Of A Bigger Business

    DesignSuccessU
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:41 pm
    By Gail Doby, ASID Many designers work alone and feel that their clients don’t value them as much as if they were in a nice studio or office. Today’s clients are more pragmatic and understanding, but at the same time, they want great service and a great experience. One of my wonderful VIPPs, Barbara G. in Dallas, told me about a telephone [...]
 
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    Simplified Bee

  • The Bloom Workshop California

    Cristin
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    Do you remember my Michaela who interned for me a few years ago? Her grandmother always told her to dream big and dream she did. Last year, Michaela and her friend Ashley launched The Bloom Workshop. And not surprisingly it’s been a huge success! The hands-on workshop was designed for creative women who are eager to learn about blogging, social media, photography, interior design and styling. Our goal is to share our knowledge on how each of these topics work together to help take blogs or businesses to the next level. Bloom’s mission is to help fuel women’s creative…
  • Design Trend :: Copper Home Decor Accents

    Cristin
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Move over brass — copper is back! This warm, rustic metallic element is trending. Whether used in sinks, lighting fixtures, hardware or home accessories, copper accents bring a sophisticated glamour to a space and are perfect paired with neutral palettes. Here are a few of my current copper favorites. product links: 1 // pendant lighting 2 // baskets 3 // candle 4 // monogrammed shot glasses 5 // chair 6 // channels wallpaper 7 // whistling tea kettle 8…
  • Kate Spade Saturday Collaboration with West Elm

    Cristin
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Some personal favorites in the world of home decor and fashion have teamed up. West Elm has partnered with Kate Spade Saturday (the casual, spirited offshoot of Kate Spade New York) to create some super playful, yet chic furniture, bedding, rugs and accessories. The collection was released a few weeks back and some items are already on sale – so if you like what you see, don’t wait! Here are a few item that caught my eye:   product links:…
  • 5 Favorites :: Walker Zanger Pinterest Board

    Cristin
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    For the past week I’ve had the pleasure of working with Walker Zanger on creating the Pinterest board, Simplified Bee’s Inspirations. You will have to check it out. It’s loaded with beautiful images inspired by the gorgeous patterns, colors and textures found throughout the Walker Zanger’s exceptional stone and tile collections. From the sophisticated, yet simple Sterling Row to worldy, yet timeless Villa D’Oro, I was mesmerized by the vast and varied collections offered. Throughout the pinning process, I tried to pair a Walker Zanger stone or tile with a…
  • Friday Finds :: Simple Valentine Crafts

    Cristin
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    The other day I was in the drug store and was quickly reminded by the sea of red and pink candy that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Doing my best to avoid sweets, I typically turn to simple Valentine crafts for the holiday like this XOXO banner I created a couple years ago. To get you in the mood for cupid’s holiday, I’ve rounded-up a few inspiring diy, budget-friendly and simple Valentine’s Day crafts – perfect for decorating your home or give to loved ones as gifts! Add a little sparkle to a simple glass vase by adding gold glitter around the…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Vintage Cottage

    Trudy Crane
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:54 pm
    This is such a cute cottage full of vintage finds. A great living room with cool shelves around the fireplace and the mix of wood and brick that is so well done. The bedroom is also a great space with the rough wood headboard mixed with blue and white. Bright kitchen with big windows and counter to ceiling subway tiles. Have a great weekend!!photo: Fiona Galbraith Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • Modern Rustic

    Trudy Crane
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:09 pm
    This modern rustic looks is one I have always loved. I am still seeing it on Pinterest and it doesn't seem to have lost momentum in design. How the pieces are being paired seems to be a it different…more eclectic with a new mix of elegant fabrics with marble, of course the antlers and a great rug to finish the room.  Hope you are having a great week! I am in Florida soaking up a bit of sunshine and getting away from -20 degrees in Montreal!Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The…
  • Easy Kitchen Reno

    Trudy Crane
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:31 pm
    The look of this little kitchen in this apartment would be so easy to achieve and I don't think a remodel of this sort would be very expensive.. Lovely subway tiles with dark grout looks so good against Ikea style cabinets and lighting. Wood countertops add the warmth this room needs as does the rough kitchen table. Very nice..via: StadshemLinking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • Colourful Boucherouite Rugs

    Trudy Crane
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:54 pm
    I bought a black and white Morrocan rug for my husbands office and I simply love it! It adds a great warm touch and it provides a neutral surface for the room which happens to have a lot of colourful art on the walls. These colourful Boucherouite rugs would be perfect in just the opposite type of room. A very clean white space would be amazing with a bright rug like these below. Here is a place on Etsy to buy this style of rug that has some very pretty ones in all sizes...Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome…
  • Light White French Apartment

    Trudy Crane
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:53 pm
    This gorgeous apartment in the 5th arrondissement of Paris has the perfect balance of modern and vintage. Very restrained with the perfect amount of furniture and accessories it is ultra sophisticated without being stuffy in any way. Shown in the white issue of Elle Decor this month it is one of the my new favourite apartments!Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated Housephotos: Felix Forest/Living Inside for Elle Decor Enjoy!Trudyxxphotos Felix Forest/ Living Inside
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    Franki Durbin

  • Color Crush: Pale & Pretty Yellow...

    franki durbin
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Oh, yellow. You taunt me. You tempt me. You occasionally betray me. And still... I adore you. You make me happy and are a surefire mood boost on even the most cloudy of days. Owning the fact that can only wear certain shades of this juicy color doesn't temper my love of it. Considering that I've dedicated previous posts to this amazing spectrum of radiant shades on the color wheel will reveal that I'm downright envious of the Eva Longorias and Lupita Nyong'os who can don this happy citrusy tone with reckless abandon. I, on the other hand, must dabble in a certain…
  • Current Obsession: The Perfect Rose Pink Tote...

    franki durbin
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    Color me obsessed. This beautiful rose pink bag has my name written all over it. Add in gold hardware, scratch-resistant leather (why doesn't all leather come with that quality???) and delicate pink lining and I'm already mentally making room for it in the closet. This rose hued handbag is making all my Valentine's Day wishes come true by being the prettiest tote I've seen all month long. Her most endearing quality: she comes with a price that doesn't knock me over....and an optional cross body strap. Thank you, Tory, for keeping it real. (Robinson Tote $575). YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY...
  • Dreaming Of: Snowy Castles...

    franki durbin
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Thinking of all of you snowed in (or at least enjoying a light dusting of the good stuff) up north. May your day be bright, light and filled with magical moments. Stay warm & safe. COLD WEATHER FAVORITESYOU MAY ALSO ENJOY...
  • Shopping: Beautiful Bargains via Net-a-Porter's Sale...

    franki durbin
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:59 am
    I only love shopping sales when it means I can score timeless classics at great prices. Net-a-Porter's clearance is still going strong today. Be warned: some great finds are final sale but others are an ADDITIONAL discount of 20% off. While it's tempting to go crazy grabbing fashion :"steals" I have learned to stick to tried and true looks to make sure that my bargain discovery is truly worthy of the coveted closet space it will require. I've found a few pieces I think are great choices. Pieces you're sure to love for years to come (or at least I would!) Enjoy using code 20SALE to snag…
  • Color Crush: Punchy Persimmon ...

    franki durbin
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    One of my all time favorite colors is a shade somewhere between orange and pink and coral. I think of it as persimmon, but as trends change it is frequently called other names. Regardless of what you choose to call it, this color is happy, energetic and flattering on most skin tones. I love it in tulips, a adore it in sweaters and as a hue occurring in nature I am endlessly amazed. I hope the color crush of the day makes you feel fiery inside and it sets your ambition for the week on fire. Happy Monday! xoxoSHOP THE SHADEYOU MAY ALSO ENJOY...
 
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • A Diversity Of Door Styles To Hide Your Pantry With

    Simona Ganea
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Having a pantry is really useful, whether it’s just a shallow storage area in the kitchen or a separate room. But don’t jump to conclusions and assume a basic hinged door should do the trick. There are many other types and styles to take into consideration. You can decide which one is best for you by looking at examples.Modern sliding barn door.Use a sliding barn door for a shallow kitchen pantry. It doesn’t have to hide the entire pantry and it can simply be there so the shelves won’t be completely exposed.{found on kitchenlabdesign}.Traditional double barn doors.If…
  • DIY Wooden Block Desk Lamp

    Chelsea Mohrman
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Looking to step up your DIY skills? This simple modern desk lamp requires some basic electrical skills that even a novice DIYer can do. This lamp is perfect for a desk, workspace, nightstand or side table. Small and compact yet unique. Customize this project by using a block size that fits the needs of your space. Read on for how to create your own!Supplies:wooden blocklight bulbceramic utility light socket kit (available at the hardware store)screwsscrewdriverdrill1 and 1/4 inch forstner drill bit2 regular drill bits (one smaller for the pre-hole, another approximately the size of your…
  • 10 of the Best Colors to Pair with Brown!

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Brown can be easily be dull and boring in a variety of settings from interior design to fashion. But, the right shade of brown can also be inspiring, traditional, cozy and super sleek. And all of those attributes mostly depend on the colors its paired with. Take a peek at this quick list of the 10 best colors to pair with brown and start brainstorming on what to accent your chocolate living room or sandy bedroom with.1. Copper.We love accented a deep, chocolate brown with a rich shade of copper. The red undertones in this quirky shade will offset silky browns with ease and trendy style.
  • Small Belgian Hotel Doubles As A Showroom For Unique Furniture

    Simona Ganea
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:52 am
    There are plenty of hotels in Belgium and all over the world but none of them can be compared to this one. Situated in the resort town of Knokke within a short walking distance from the coast, the Bea B&B is a small, traditional family home turned into a bed and breakfast.The hotel was decorated by Bea Mombaers and features a strong Dutch farm house vibe with English cottage accents. It has high ceilings, open spaces and large windows that let in the tranquil and enchanting views.The interior is decorated with unique furniture pieces from the period between the ’50s and the…
  • DIY Macrame Plant Hangers To Craft In Your Spare Time

    Simona Ganea
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    In case you’re not familiar with the term, macrame defines the art of knotting cord or string in patterns in order to create decorative articles. One particularly useful way in which this technique can be used is for making planters or hangers. Whether you make the hanger yourself or buy it, it’s a great way to showcase your plants anywhere you want.If you want to make such a planter yourself, the project is fairly simple. You need wooden beads, paracord and scissors. Fold 4 strands of cord in half, make a loop and tie a knot. Then divide the cords into 4 groups of 2. string 4…
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  • White + Wood + Welcoming

    Richard Torres
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Studio M Coming home to a nice and relaxing home makes a world of difference once you leave work. Sometimes I wish I can travel more than I’m used to between the states. Somewhere overseas to explore new cultures, lands, and customs to help escape the cycle. This contemporary home renovated and designed by Capital Building in South Coogee, a coastal suburb in southeastern Sydney, Australia wraps those needs into one for me. It utilizes recycled wood and neutral colors to set the calming vibes around the rest of the house. I like the fact that the kids room has paneled timber on one of the…
  • Fabulous French Doors

    Jon Peters
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M It’s been said that things just aren’t made the way they used to be and in many cases, I’d have to agree. One of my most favorite aspects of any older home is the inherent historic charm. I think that preserving an old building or historic home’s original details will not only add value to a time period conscious potential buyer, but it’ll also give your home some proud patina to display. A lot of spaces of yesteryear weren’t really keen on the whole ‘open plan’ concept that’s now a must-have for today’s modern family, and if you live in a place like mine, you can…
  • Lots of Lucite

    Jon Peters
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M   Ever since Pinterest and 1stDibs came into my life as sources of inspiration to seek out before considering a new furniture purchase. I feel like there are a ton of great modern or vintage pieces out there just looking for the right buyer to snatch them up and cherish them in their homes forever. Unfortunately, buying original mid-century modern classics or state-of-the-art contemporary home furnishings may be just slightly (okay, totally!) out of my price range. I may have been told once or twice that I have expensive taste, especially when it comes to new additions for the…
  • Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

    Jon Peters
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M Living in a time when every new home is built with walk-in closets, extra bathrooms and powder baths, and three car garages, it’s no wonder that there’s enough space in most homes for there to be a designated place for everything. Even in the last hundred years, the needs of the modern family have changed so drastically that most older homes need some serious upgrades before they can accommodate today’s lifestyle. My current apartment was built in 1920 and is full of historic charm that I fell in love with right at first sight. Like any whirlwind romance, you focus only on the…
  • Clever + Contemporary

    Richard Torres
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Studio M New technology is always expensive. It makes sense because of all the costs associated to developing something new. With the emerging mass-market production of connected devices in homes like smartphone-controlled lights, locks, temperature, and even coffee makers that add convenience to our lives; sustainability is becoming much more mainstream as well. There is a trend in mass-market production of net-zero homes as encouraged by the National Association of Home Builders’ annual New American Home series in Las Vegas. With the advent of tax breaks and credit for technology that…
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  • The history of the Mirage Hotel and Resort: a lesson in luxury

    Interior Design Style
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    Conceived by entrepreneur Steve Wynn and designers Joel Bergman and Roger Thomas, the Mirage Hotel and Resort first opened its doors in November 1989 and quickly became a pioneer of design and extravagance in the world of luxury hotels. With construction costs that exceeded $620 million, the Mirage Hotel and Resort was, at the time, the most expensive hotel-casino in history – a fact that is reflected in its opulent interiors, and the indulgent level of detail woven throughout the resort. A pioneer of design and luxury With a reputation for being a draw to A-listers and high flyers…
  • Using New Windows to Improve Your Home

    Interior Design Style
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:14 pm
    One of the most powerful ways to transform a room or a space in your home, or even your whole house, is to update the windows. Windows perform vital functions in your home, and the addition of new windows will really boost both your home’s aesthetics and function, and potentially even your mood. Not convinced? Well here’s a guide to tell you all the ways new windows can improve your home. Let In the Light It might seem obvious to say, but installing new windows will let more light into your home. This in itself is a major benefit, but when you consider just how effective more light…
  • How to Get your Home Ready to Sell

    Interior Design Style
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:08 pm
    When it comes to selling your home, you want to find a buyer who loves your property just as much as you do. But selling can be a stressful time, dealing with negotiations and viewings from potential buyers. Whether you own a large family home in the suburbs or a modern apartment in the city, when you sell you will want to achieve the best possible price. To attain this, carry out renovations so that you can present your home at it’s best. Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to prepare your home for sale. Make these interior design improvements before discussing the value of…
  • Turn Up the Heat with Décor

    Interior Design Style
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:03 pm
    The popularity of large, loft-style living spaces remains high, however it’s easy for them to appear cold and unwelcoming. So how can you use décor to turn your wide-open space into a cosy nook that your friends will love? Walls & Floors Colour and texture are so important when turning the temperature up in your home. While you may not want all your walls chocolate brown, the addition of dark red or mocha to alcoves or chimney breast can work wonders. Or you may prefer to sparingly use textured wallpapers to bring that illusion of warmth. The rest of your walls could be a warm…
  • Turquoise Dining Room Treasury

    bmthour
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:49 am
    Treasury from: DSG Turquoise Dining Room Turquoise Blue Lotus Ceramic Sauce Dish From: DSG $2.95 Peahen Portrait Original Oil Painting From: Luvs2Paint $55.00 Blue 16-Piece Dinnerware Set From: DSG $65.99 Sapphire Blue 18″x18″ Peacock Design From: BeautifulThings $17.99 IKEA MALIN BLAD Rug From: Ikea $44.00 Bottle – Sky Blue Set of 6 From: dinnerware $60.00 Almond Branches in Bloom From: Art $24.99 Modern Damask Turquoise Blue Upholstered Armless Chair From: Overstock $144.99 Loon Dance II From: Luvs2Paint $376.00 Coiled basket large green contemporary danish From: SewDanish…
 
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  • 4 Toronto central neighbourhoods where homes sold above asking price

    TheRedPin Team
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Photo: OreoPriest/Wikipedia Commons The past year has been among the best on record for the Toronto housing market. With a near record breaking  92,867 real estate transactions in 2014 coupled with a staggering 8.4 percent spike in prices, home sellers across the Greater Toronto Area are reaping the benefits. That being said, selling your home for above asking price is a noteworthy accomplishment, especially in a housing market as hot as Toronto’s. With that in mind, we’ve pinpointed the neighbourhoods in Toronto Central that have constantly seen homes sell for above the asking price,…
  • Toronto named world’s best city to live in by The Economist

    TheRedPin Team
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Photo: John Vetterli/Flickr Toronto has just been dubbed as the best city to live in the world by The Economist. The Canadian metropolis managed to beat out the likes of New York, London, Abu Dhabi and Tokyo, to take the top spot for overall livability and safety. The ranking was the result of a recent survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, which rated a total of 50 global cities based on safety, cost of living, business environment, democratic freedoms and overall liveability. The news from The Economist comes ahead of Toronto recently being named the world’s best…
  • Design Haus Condos – The Ultimate Guide

    TheRedPin Team
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Design Haus in Toronto: Project Details The Best Information on Design Haus Condos from TheRedPin Project Name: Design Haus Condos Project Intersection: College Street & Spadina Avenue Address: 233 College Street, Toronto Developer: Shiu Pong Group Architects: Kirkor Architects + Planners Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 17 Aliases: Design Haus, Design Haus Condos, Design Haus at College and Spadina, Design Haus, Toronto, Design Haus by Shiu Pong Group Get Updated Floorplans & Pricing Design Haus Neighbourhood Stats Resale Condos at College and Spadina & Neighbouring Areas…
  • 33 Ways to Reduce Your Home Insurance Premiums

    InsurEye
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    Guest post by InsurEye It is important to consider all financial aspects when getting a new home. That means dealing with banks and other lenders to get proper financing in place, but also with insurance companies to protect your home. For that reason, we’re sharing 33 tips to reduce your home insurance rates based on the experience of several leading home insurance providers and brokers. Building and content Content coverage: Do you rent an apartment or condo? You can often lower your content coverage. No need to insure your belongings to up to $250,000 if you only have a laptop and…
  • Hot MLS Listings: January 26 – January 30

    TheRedPin Team
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:59 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal our Hot MLS listings in the Greater Toronto Area that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! Apt. 3311 – 215 Fort York Blvd Harbourfront, Toronto Contact Payam Ahanger to Book a Tour Asking Price: $428,0000 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,605 | Details: 2 Beds, 1 Bath 7690G County Rd #50 Road Trent Hills, Ontario Contact Eva Allaire to Book a Tour Asking Price:…
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  • The Moonlight, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The Moonlight design creates a delicate and sleek profile for our candleholder.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain &…
  • Crackled candleholder, recycled oak wine barrel stave, 4 crackle style glass votive candle holders, one of a kind, ready to ship by StilNovoDesign

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    95.99 USDElegant Crackled candleholder, featuring a single oak stave, recycled from used French wine barrels and . This piece is a one of a kind and ready to ship as featured.The Crackled wine barrel stave candleholder is about 27 1/2” long x 3 7/8” wide. The votive glass holders are about 3 ½ “ tall. The “crackle” style of holders creates a very charming effect with and without the candle light.The red wine previously held in the barrels stains the underside conferring its particular character to it, while the upper-side is finished in a mahogany color.Our finely candleholders are…
  • Petals, recycled oak wine barrel stave candle holder, 3 crystal holders, one of a kind, Ready to Ship by StilNovoDesign

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:18 pm
    75.99 USDPetals is a delicate and elegant candleholder, made using a single oak stave recycled from used french wine barrels, complete of 3 crystal flower candle holders. This piece is a one of a kind and ready to ship.Petals will look exquisite as an elegant centerpiece for a dining table, fireplace mantel or side table and it will make a very unique and stylish housewarming gift, holiday, Valentine's, Mother's day or birthday present.The red wine previously held in the barrel stains the underside of the stave conferring its particular character to it, while the top is finished with…
  • Ace, collapsible folding stool or end, side table, recycled oak wine barrel by StilNovoDesign

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:12 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

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:12 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…
 
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • 9 Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Home

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    Conventional wisdom, as it relates to houses, is often too much convention and not enough wisdom.Every year, somebody publishes a list of which conventional home improvements will give you the best (or the worst) return on your remodeling investment.Remodel a bathroom. Replace your siding. Don’t build a swimming pool. Paint everything neutral colors.Sit up straight. Get a haircut. Call your mother.If “return on investment” (ROI) is why you bought a home, or why you’re remodeling one, you can stop reading now. Because the rest of this article isn’t for you.Three, two, one…still…
  • 6 Custom Built-in Ideas That Might Fit Into Your 2015 Home Design Plans

    13 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Most of the homes and most of the remodeling projects we design include some sort of “built-in” somewhere in the house.Built-ins are custom-designed, made-from-scratch parts of the house that are designed for very specific purposes. Sometimes they’re bookshelves; sometimes they’re built as seating, and sometimes they hold wine bottles – built-ins can be designed to do whatever you need them to do.A built-in is almost always a much better use of space than furniture you might buy to do the same thing because it can be tucked into a wall, or under a stair, or between two rooms.With…
  • And The Winners Are: Your 5 Favorite "Sense Of Place" Posts from 2014

    5 Jan 2015 | 4:27 am
    My sincere thanks to everyone who found our posts, tweets, pins, and projects helpful in 2014!  As we gear up for a very busy 2015, here's a recap of the 5 "Sense Of Place" articles that you read the most:#1) The 6 Things You Must Have To Be Sure You’re Getting The Best Price For Your New Home or Remodeling ProjectRead More >    
  • The 3 Big Things You Must Know to Control Your Home Construction Budget

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Bedroom - low cost per square footI don't like being the one to tell people their house dreams and construction budgets aren't going to agree.But we take frequent calls from nice folks like you who've been given bad information about what new homes cost to build.Often that information is based on a very simple (and way too low) "square foot cost", and sometimes that info gets you way, way off track.Figuring out how much you should spent to build your new home before you design it can make you feel like you're in a maze - you don't know what to budget until you…
  • When Is It Too Cold To Build A House?

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Years ago, before I'd thought of Architecture as a career, I worked a bit as a construction laborer and framing carpenter.Some days, working outside was great fun for an 18-year old (read:summertime).I learned a lot about construction those two years, including the fact that construction doesn't only happen on sunny, warm, summer days.They expected me to work in the winter, too.  Outside. In the cold.Fortunately here in central Ohio, winter doesn't really kick in hard until after the first of the year. That's when we sometimes get long periods of below-freezing…
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    The View from 17th and Riggs

  • New Lamps Now Online!

    Rebecca
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    I am super excited about these gorgeous new lamps from Barbara Cosgrove Design.  Check them out! Olympia Table Lamp in White and Nickel Pewter Buffet Lamp Turned Candlesticks in Yellow, Orange and White with a Glossy Parchment Shade
  • {Sweet} New Contemporary Lighting

    Rebecca
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:54 am
    Check out these fabulous new light fixtures from designer Barbara Cosgrove. The simple and elegant contemporary Sconce with Glass Shade is just perfect. And the soft neutral tones of the Pendant in Clay are simply beautiful. What’s not to love?! Check out our full selection of contemporary lighting here! As always, if you have any questions please email us at info @ 17thandRiggs.com!
  • Bright and Modern Farmhouse

    Rebecca
    18 Dec 2013 | 6:52 am
    This pretty farmhouse featured on Houzz incorporates modern glamour and industrial touches for a bright and simple finish. Houzz Tour: Industrial Glam Style for a California Farmhouse Architecture, interior design, and more ? Whether granite countertops, a custom kitchen island, or built-in wine cabinets are new kitchen musts, discover thousands of kitchen designs to help make your dream come true. Search for fun counter stools, clocks, sectionals and storage dressers to spice up your basement.
  • 17thandRiggs.com and Ferro & Fuoco Fireplace Tools in Hardcopy!

    Rebecca
    26 Nov 2013 | 7:26 am
    We’re just a few days away from Thanksgiving and I’m happy to say that it’s shaping up to be a relaxed one in our household.  Well, with a toddler and a preschooler perhaps “relaxed” is an overstatement but nevertheless… I wanted to take a moment to share a little bit of news…  I’ve been an avid Remodelista reader since 17thandRiggs.com was launched in 2008 and grateful for the new and inspirational finds they share.  (For any of you not currently following this site and home design/decor resource, they are an impeccable source of inspiration…
  • Pretty Sweet Sconces

    Rebecca
    7 Oct 2013 | 6:54 am
    For those of us wanting to add some modern glamor to our homes, these gorgeous torch sconces will do the job easily.    In nickel or antique brass.  Just lovely. Antique Brass Torch Sconce Nickel Torch Sconce As an added bonus, depending on your needs you can order it hard-wired or with a cord for simple plug in use. View our fun selection of sconces here.
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    Arteriors Blog

  • Friends Make Fantasy Real

    10 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    It was a great opportunity we just couldn’t pass up. The new and very cool West Hollywood Magazine wanted to include an interiors spread in their Winter issue and it had to be in the neighborhood. We talked…talked some more, and before we knew it the project was off and running. Luckily, Sarah Chavez and Marina […] The post Friends Make Fantasy Real appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Look Who’s Talking

    9 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Anytime our Founder and Creative Director, Mark Moussa, makes a recommendation, whether it’s his favorite restaurant, the best place to go for a beach vacation (Harbor Island), or advice on where to shop, we are ready to listen. This time his picks focused on Dallas, Texas, where Arteriors is headquartered and where Mark lives in the ultimate […] The post Look Who’s Talking appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Fall’s Most Wanted

    Mikala Ewald
    23 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Now that winter has officially begun, we’ve chosen our favorite images that you have tagged on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook over the past few months. We always enjoy seeing how you incorporate ARTERIORS pieces into your designs. We are continually impressed with and inspired by your creativity! Keep showing us how you use ARTERIORS by […] The post Fall’s Most Wanted appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Summer’s Most Wanted

    7 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    There’s nothing better than seeing the Arteriors love on social media. Well, actually, there might be one thing better, and that’s seeing how people use our products in their home, office, hotel, or any other space they see fit to showcase Arteriors. We also love seeing who visited our showrooms and who stopped by during market. […] The post Summer’s Most Wanted appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Mark Moussa Featured in D Magazine

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    What do a sloppy cheeseburger at Dallas’ R + D Kitchen, The Dunmore Hotel in Harbor Island in the Bahamas, and Image Eyewear in Oak Lawn have in common? They’re all part of Arteriors founder/Creative Director Mark Moussa’s favorite things. See more below from D Magazine, profiling 10 places, spaces, items, and activities that move this […] The post Mark Moussa Featured in D Magazine appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
 
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour to Ambiente in Frankfurt

    Florence von Pelet
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    We proudly announce our first ever BlogTour to Frankfurt, Germany for gift and table top show Ambiente. The show, one of the most important in the world, boasts over 4700 exhibitors from 89 countries with the USA being this year’s official partner country with a pavilion curated by design star Scott Henderson. We have invited a stellar group of design and lifestyle bloggers and writers from the US and Canada and hope you will enjoy their coverage of the show and its many, many events and highlights. Ronique Gibson, Assoc. Architect, LEED AP is founder of the home lifestyle blog…
  • Perlick Design Challenge for wine lovers: “Chilling Below”

    Veronika Miller
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    Happy Holidays from Modenus and our friends at Perlick and what better time of year to celebrate design options for undercounter refrigeration? Be it for wine, beer, back-up for all those holiday treats or even an extra fridge for that summer outdoor kitchen we all covet (and winter will eventually end, we promise!), undercounter refrigeration makes so much sense and with the new 18″ depth option, the design possibilities are endless. Perlick will be introducing its new (18″ deep) Signature Series Sottile collection at KBIS, and you have a chance to win the industry exclusive…
  • The official Ambiente Frankfurt Holiday Shop Window Contest

    Veronika Miller
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    When it comes to the holidays we’re sticklers for the traditions: The mulled wine, the carols, the open fires and festive trees and, of course, some of the best holiday shop windows in the world. To celebrate Modenus’ newest trade show collaboration with Ambiente Frankfurt, one of the world’s largest gift and table top shows, we dreamed up a contest that we hope will make you get you all warm and fuzzy and festive and triumphant. Here’s how it works: Design and lifestyle bloggers in the USA and Canada are invited to nominate their favorite home decor, houseware and…
  • Time to be thankful – DXV Gratitude Instagram Contest

    Veronika Miller
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    ‘Tis the Season to be merry and jolly and happy and, most importantly, it’s the time of the year when we should reflect on the things we’re most grateful for. To celebrate Thanksgiving Week our friends at DXV invite you to share the things you’re most grateful for on Instagram for a chance to win portable DXV branded bluetooth speakers every day and an iPadAir 2 (silver, 64GB, wi-fi) as Grand Prize. It’s easy to enter and a great way to share the spirit of the Season. Please see details and rules below!     Here’s what you do:  Post one or more…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour Vegas

    Veronika Miller
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Are we ready for #BlogTourVegas Round Two?! Absolutely! We’ve strung together a fabulous group of design bloggers to accompany the Modenus team as we take on Vegas this coming January. From the 18th to the 23rd, #BlogTourVegas will be heading to KBIS 2015 to check out the latest in kitchen and bath design and to host another edition of Modenus Talks. We may also check out some Las Vegas casino tables, so be sure to follow along on all of our bloggers’ platforms and join the Vegas fun. And remember: What happens in Vegas…gets shared with the world!  As a former professional…
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    Stylizimo Blog

  • Norwegian design in the shop

    Nina Holst
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
      Norwegian design is hotter than ever, and I can easily see why. To show you some of the good Norwegian designs that are out there, I have picked out some products that are available at Stylizimo Shop. 1. GROOVE trivets by Hallgeir Homstvedt for Muuto 2. CHUNK OF MARBLE candleholder by Andreas Engesvik for Menu 3. SCHEISSE lamp by Hans Bleken Rud for Northern Lighting 4. THE DOTS coat hooks by Lars Tornøe for Muuto 5. GRIP candlestick by Jens Fager for Muuto 6. REST sofa by Anderssen & Voll for Muuto 7. SILENT vase by Andreas Engesvik for Muuto 8. CORKY carafe by Andreas Engesvik…
  • Vixen Awards next

    Nina Holst
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:46 am
    I´m lucky to be one of the finalists at the Vixen Awards in the category “Interior blog of the Year” here in Norway, and tonight is the big party where they will reveal the winners! Wish me luck *smile*. Update: Congratulations to Therese Knutsen who won this year! I´m very happy for you :)   Image: Nina Holst
  • It´s a big one!

    Nina Holst
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:53 am
    A new painting has come to life, and I think this has to be my favorite of all my paintings so far. I love the calm green-blue colors against the hints of gold, and I love that it´s so big ( 1200x1500mm ). This one will give life to any white wall for sure *smile*! The painting is for sale, so if you are interested you can send me an email to nina(at)stylizimo(com). You can find more info about the painting at my gallery byNinaHolst.com   Image: Nina Holst
  • Decorating with books

    Nina Holst
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:37 am
    It´s always difficult to know what to decorate the walls with, and with “new” walls like we have now it´s also a bit scary to make holes in case you change your mind… That´s why I like picture ledges so much, because then I can easily change the look just by replacing the items. Anyway, before we moved in I had already decided to make a wall where I could feature my favorite books. I wanted the books to really stand out, so I painted the ledges in the same color as the wall ( LADY Pure Color 9913 Matrix ) to make them blend in. Another great way to decorate with books is…
  • Norwegian Design & Trends 2015

    Nina Holst
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:59 am
    I am very proud of being Norwegian after visiting the Gifts & Interior Trade Fair here in Norway yesterday. After they hired Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth behind The Daily D to be the creative leader of the fair, she and her team has done a remarkable work raising the trade fair to a much higher level than before, and where it´s finally more focus on Norwegian design! // NORWEGIAN TALENTS One of the things that impressed me the most was the “Talent” area by Klubben that shows nearly 60 objects, all designed by young Norwegian designers. Everything they show in this area is…
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    Room Design Ideas | Home Decoration & Interior Design Blog

  • Things To Do While Moving Home

    Le Trung Thanh
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:49 am
    When it’s time to move home, there are some important things that you should keep in mind so that you stay away from any mess. First of all it is recommended to make a checklist before you start moving. Checklist will save your time and will make the job easier and quicker for you. I would suggest preparing the checklist at least 2 months before you actually move. This way you wouldn’t be able to miss anything important. Here I am going to showcase some important tips and suggestions regarding things to do while moving home so that you perform your job in an organised and systematic way.
  • Laidley Street Residence by Michael Hennessey Architecture

    Le Trung Thanh
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    Michael Hennessey Architecture have designed a contemporary home in San Francisco, California.Architect: Michael Hennessey Architecture
  • FIU Restaurant Management Lab by Echeverria Design Group

    Le Trung Thanh
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:48 am
    EDG created a school lab restaurant based on a full service 200 person dining room, wine tower feature, wine tasting area and a teaching bar and kitchen lab. The kitchen was designed to incorporate the latest video technology to support the restaurant lab and customer experience. Photogtaphy by Dan Forer
  • Asbal Balevi by Melih Konuk, Bursa – Turkey

    Le Trung Thanh
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Asbal Balevi by Melih Konuk, Bursa -Turkey Photography: M.Can GÖKSUDesign by Melih KONUK
  • DOZE modular seating system by Flou

    Le Trung Thanh
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    An expression of comfort, style and quality: DOZE is a modular seating system. There is total freedom to combine the seats, the backrests and the armrests to produce solutions that can be adapted to the widest range of demands; linear 2-, 3-, 4- or more seater sofas, corner settees, with extensions or platform-based. The ingredient that allows DOZE to stand out from the crowd is comfort. Absolute comfort, comparable to a mattress, thanks to the slatted base, the sprung padding and a liner in a special transpiring fabric.The quilted seat with its removable fabric, leather or ecological leather…
 
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • Homes that Use a Concrete Finish to Achieve Beautiful Results

    HD Staff
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    Wood, plaster, tile, wallpaper, brick. There are so many different ways to cover the walls of a home – some of which are actually the complete absence of covering. While ancient castles hung elaborate tapestries to cover the cold, barren stone of their walls, today many modern designers celebrate the aesthetic of bare concrete. What once indicated a desolate warehouse or unforgiving artist’s loft can now be used in conjunction with sleek, modern, stylish choices for a finished look that is anything but dank. Take a look at these apartments and see just how far the idea of concrete…
  • Warm Industrial Style Shines in a St. Petersburg Loft

    HD Staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    The loft includes an open floor plan and exposed ductwork, both of which are quite common in this style of apartment. In this particular space, the ductwork has been painted white which prevents it from feeling quite so industrial. The gridwork of light fixtures on the ceiling is also a creative addition.Another extremely creative element in this loft is the use of an industrial shipping container as a way to separate rooms in the otherwise open space. The bright red container creates an accent wall as well as a focal art piece in the center of the apartment. In the bedroom, the platform bed…
  • Accentuate the Positive in Two Artful Apartments

    HD Staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    Monochrome is trendy and minimalism is chic, but how can you ensure that your space looks sleek and cool but doesn’t fall into the trap of being so minimal it’s boring? The answer, of course, is accents. Without accents that create contrast in color and texture, minimalism can quickly become snore-worthy. These two apartments from designer Maxim Doshchinsk use many of the tenants of sleek, modern design but do not shy away from those fun and funky accents that really bring a room to life. First up is an apartment that uses the sheen of polished metal to great effect. This large…
  • 5 Posh Apartment Interiors

    HD Staff
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:21 am
    Luxury can mean many things to many different people. It is not about color schemes or specific design ideas, but a unification among disparate, beautiful elements. The apartments featured in this post are not necessarily the million dollar penthouses of Manhattan or the mansions of its Greenwich neighbor. Instead, these apartments take simplicity and elevate it to luxury with the use of soothing colors, sumptuous materials, and carefully planned design. Let these apartments serve as an inspiration for your own aspirations. The first apartment comes from architect Sergey Makhno and uses many…
  • The Tetris House: A Creatively Organized Modern Brazilian Home

    HD Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    The name Tetris House likely calls to mind the brightly colored game, but it is not the colors or infectious music that are the inspiration for this Sao Paulo home. Instead, architects Marcio Kogan and Carolina Castroviejo found inspiration from the way that the boxes in that game fit together snugly. This home, like the game, seems to be made up of many different boxes that fit together, creating separate rooms that work in harmony with one another. The home is large and gorgeous, featuring a bold use of natural wood slats, creative circulation, and sleek furnishings that create a beautiful…
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  • Valentine’s Day DIY: Heart-Shaped Wreath Craft

    Joy M
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
    How do you plan to show your loved ones you love them this Valentine’s Day? If you haven’t thought of something yet, try this Valentine’s Day DIY. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about candies and flowers, it is so much more. It is a time to celebrate those you love. And what better way to do that than by making this gorgeous wreath? You may hang other wreaths throughout the year but this is the only one that will tell your loved ones how much you cherish them. To say the least, they will be impressed. Here’s how to make it. Valentine’s Day DIY: Heart-Shaped Wreath Craft You can…
  • Winter Comfort Food: Braised Short Ribs Recipe

    Joy M
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Do you crave specific dishes during winter? Try this winter comfort food and you’ll add it to the list. It is the quintessential go-to recipe when you’re having a bad day or you’re feeling stressed. The ribs are simmered in wine and herbs till they are rich in flavor. You will love the way the meat falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. If you’ve never had braised ribs, you don’t know what you’re missing. Set aside a weekend to prepare this dish and get enough ribs for your whole family. They will be singing your praises for weeks! Use this recipe from Country Living. Winter…
  • How to Cozy Up Your Living Room

    Joy M
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    Your living room is the place where you spend most of your waking hours. It should therefore be stylish and comfortable enough to allow you to relax without changing anything. It should be so inviting that when visitors step inside they don’t want to leave. If you don’t like the way your living room looks, take action. Make it the sanctuary you’ve always dreamt of. Follow these tips to cozy up your living room. How to Cozy Up Your Living Room Aesthetically Balanced Living Room Image via: Home Design Use Heavy Draperies Sheer curtains make a home look airy and spacious during the warm…
  • Home Organization: How to Declutter Your Drawers

    Rehana Akter
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:25 am
    Planning to do a home organization project? Start with the drawers! No matter how big your house is or how much free space you have in your home, it is almost impossible to have enough closet space. Even huge closets appear to be smaller when you find them cluttered and disorganized. One way of creating free storage space and make your closets seem bigger is to organize them and drawer organization is the first thing you can start with. Check out these home organization hacks that will instantly help you saving your time and keeping the drawers organized. Home Organization: How to Declutter…
  • Healthy Dinner: Lemon-Pepper Balsamic Chicken Recipe

    Rehana Akter
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Who does not want to enjoy a simple, light meal on a chilly winter evening? A delicious chicken dish will be a mouthwatering option to feed your family at any day of the year! Food.com has brought an incredibly easy and absolutely lip-smacking healthy dinner recipe named lemon-pepper balsamic chicken. In this preparation, the lemon and pepper seasoning add the punch while the vinegar and garlic complement each other. Healthy Dinner: Lemon-Pepper Balsamic Chicken Serve the balsamic chicken with vegetables. Image via: Skinny Mom Ingredients 4 servings 4 chicken breast halves (boneless and…
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    Faith Sheridan Interior Design

  • Faith Sheridan Interior Design Wins Best Of Houzz 2015

    Faith Sheridan
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Faith Sheridan Interior Design of Seattle Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World Seattle, USA, January 22, 2015 – Faith Sheridan Interior Design of Seattle, WA has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 20 year-old award winning Pacific Northwest firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than…
  • Kitchen Remodels Kick Off 2015

    Faith Sheridan
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    This Seattle interior designer hears the phone ringing and receives EM’s both with inquiries about kitchen remodels. So it’s great timing to present some recent data around the real costs of a kitchen remodel.  You see TV shows and Houzz don’t include all the costs (but those kitchens are quick and pretty) so it’s confusing to consumers seeking an idea of a realistic budget. Mercer Island Kitchen Remodel Zen Kitchen Remodel in Madrona Another item on my calendar is the major industry show KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) which starts next week in Las Vegas. More…
  • How to Use Marsala Pantone Color 2015 ~ Home Ideas

    Faith Sheridan
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Some time around the holidays, the non-stop buzz around Marsala, Pantone’s color of the year, died down. Acceptance is growing and ideas are plentiful for the how and where to use this color in 2015. This Seattle interior designer has some ideas about that. Marsala via LATimes Fashion always leads as this was all the talk in the fall. Many fashion bloggers and magazines revealed ensembles and ideas of combos that embrace this ‘rose-brown’ color. Fashion folks already know that this rose-brown color flatters complexions so using it in your own home offers the same…
  • Small Space Solutions for Holiday Decorating

    Faith Sheridan
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
    Small spaces need solutions and especially for holiday decorating. And what are some tried and true ideas for small spaces? Why a mirror, of course. With placement of a decorated tree and mantel opposite a reflective surface, a small space is immediately festive. This is so especially during evening hours when the lights sparkle. Love this image (homebyally.blogspot.com) and the second (www.timesfreepress.com) Lovely reflection of tree in mirror With mantel and mirrors in a formal setting It’s no secret that mirrors can help a small space expand and grow.  We often see them in use  in…
  • How to Prepare Your Guest Room for Holiday Visitors

    Faith Sheridan
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    As I do my personal Christmas shopping, this Seattle interior designer is thinking about how to prepare a guest room. Of course the holidays bring family and friends to our homes but all year long we invite and share our hospitality. Since my daughter and her family are new home owners this year, my gift list focuses on their guest bedroom. Yes, I know this is self serving!  I will begin with pillows.  I love sheets but a good night’s sleep begins with pillows in my opinion. Capture the luxury hotel experience, The Benjamin Hotel Recently, my travel and sleep experinces cover the…
 
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • Open Letter to Designers in Retail: Get Off Your High Horse

    Kristie Barnett
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I have always known that I don’t quite fit in with the typical interior design crowd.  We have common interests, obviously, but there’s a snobbery there that’s difficult for me to stomach. I’ve always wondered if there are some courses offered in design schools that teach you to relate to people in a way that […]
  • Is Your Bedroom A Sanctuary?

    Kristie Barnett
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Of course, your master bedroom should be a sanctuary.  A place of peace, a place of calm, a place to dream. But with a busy life and young children beneath your feet, you probably think it’s just not in the cards at this point in your life, right?  I mean, your daughter wants you to […]
  • There’s No Place Like Home

    Kristie Barnett
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:34 pm
    The last week has been a whirlwind.  I attended the annual international Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) convention in Las Vegas, where I spoke last year. I DID NOT speak this year, so I was able to relax and enjoy the presentations and networking that take place there. photo by Melanie G I saw old […]
  • The Decorologist’s Top 10 Favorite Finds for January on EBTH

    Kristie Barnett
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    Everything But the House (EBTH), the revolutionary online estate sale and consignment sale company, is one of my favorite places to shop for unique vintage items, all from the comfort of home!  Today I’m sharing my Top 10 Favorite Finds for January.  These items are from auctions in Cincinatti, Columbus, and Lexington.  EBTH recently announced that they […]
  • How to Bring Downton Abbey into Your Home

    Kristie Barnett
    10 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    About 500 bazillion people watched the recent season premiere of Downton Abbey, and I bet a few of you would like to know how you can bring a little Downton Abbey vibe into your own humble abode.  In the words of Mr. Carson, “If you are tired of style, you are tired of life.”  You […]
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    Robin Baron

  • The Extra Mile: How to Store Clothes Without a Closet

    elilly
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Closets are one of the first places to get organized, but not everyone is lucky to have a sprawling walk-in closet. In a city full of apartments divvied up in beautiful old... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stylish Standouts: Top Picks for Daring Tile Walls

    elilly
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Few things add visual texture to a wall like beautiful tile! I love an accent wall made of tile in any room… not just in bathrooms and kitchens. Whether it’s subway,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Drama Aloft: Top Picks for Painted Ceilings

    elilly
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Every corner and surface of a room can make a big impact when it comes to decorating. If you can see it, it’s worth decking out! That’s why I’m in love with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Worth a Bite: Top Picks for Glam Little Breakfast Nooks

    elilly
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The way that you start your morning can determine the rest of your day. So I say start it with something that’s beautiful and will make your life easier. One smart addition to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fab Side Note: Top Picks for Standout Occasional Chairs

    elilly
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Every detail in a room counts, from the consoles to the curtain tiebacks. When you need a shock of personality, you can bring in a chic occasional chair, (or two!), for an amazing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    KitchAnn Style

  • Around the Web

    Ann Porter, CKD
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Sometimes people ask me what I read when I’m surfing the web. Here’s a collection of posts that I found worthwhile. Over on Hadley Court, Leslie Carothers put together a great post discussing the true remodeling costs and important remodeling considerations for kitchens based on data from industry professionals, Houzz, and Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs Value Report.   The Founder of KBCULTURE.com, Leslie Clagett always covers what’s new in appliances and innovative technology. I liked her post showing GE’s new combination of their Café Refrigerator…
  • Dekton Offers Five New Colors

    Ann Porter, CKD
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:36 am
    Dekton by Cosentino introduces five striking new colors that highlight the beauty of natural stone as part of the Natural Collection. Aura: A New Design Concept Aura replicates the elegance and beauty of Calacatta marble with large-scale veining for an impactful design statement. Aura provides a stunning option for those interested in the luxurious look of marble – a trend that has shown a recent strong resurgence in the U.S. market – without the maintenance issues typically associated with natural stone. For the first time, Cosentino has developed a slab design with an endless…
  • Fiora Shower Pans

    Ann Porter, CKD
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    European minimalist shower trays that mimic stone are now available in the US. The pans are manufactured by Fiora Bath Collections, located in La Rioja, Spain, renowned for the design and manufacture of furniture, mirrors and accessories for the bathroom. Coastal Shower Doors will be introducing the pans at KBIS Jan. 20-22 in Las Vegas. Flora has patented a new concept in shower flooring based on the use of an artificial stone called SILEXPOL. This new material has anti-slip and bacteriostatic properties, qualities that have proven to be highly desirable to the European audience. “We…
  • Bitdefender Box protects your Smart House

    Ann Porter, CKD
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    Do you worry about hackers gaining access to your Smart House? Truth is the more connected our technology becomes, the more data our devices and appliances can gather about us. That data can be shared in ways we don’t anticipate or can be revealed as part of larger breaches. In a speech at International CES, Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, said the trend toward having so many things constantly connected to the Internet presented serious risks that start-ups and big companies needed to take seriously. Because connected devices are relatively new, there are few…
  • LG Twin Wash system

    Ann Porter, CKD
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    If you thought the new Samsung ActiveWash was pretty cool just wait…there’s more. LG has also debuted a washer at the International CES 2105 show with a new washer category of their own. LG’s revolutionary TWIN Wash System enables two separate loads to be washed simultaneously with a space-efficient mini washer located in the pedestal. The new washer is compatible with any front-loading LG washing machine, including older models. This means you to can wash lights and darks at the same time, or simply pop a smaller delicate load into the mini washer to save water and…
 
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    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends

  • Removing Adhesive from Glass – Steps, Dos and Don’ts

    incrati
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Knowing the ways of removing adhesive from glass can prove to be quite beneficial. It’s really annoying to find a mark of adhesive on the surface of a glass piece, after you peel out the price sticker from it. Your glass items can get other types of glues too, especially if your kids like applying stickers on mirrors, rather than in their sticker books. So, how will you remove those adhesive marks from mirrors and other glass items? Image Courtesy: www.ask.com Below appear the steps as well as some dos and don’ts to help you remove glue from glass, and restore their cleanliness…
  • Office bringing you down? Here are some design tips

    incrati
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:57 pm
    The doldrums of office work always hits hardest on Monday morning, especially if your workplace is about as cheery as a day at the clown crematorium. In fact, you’ve probably slogged through a few workplaces that make you slump as soon as you enter. Dank, water damaged walls, desks chipped and peeling, computers that take decades to boot and chairs that seem purpose-built to give you a hernia – these are the hallmarks of workplace misery. But those Mondays don’t have to be a slog. With the right eye for design, you can create an office that will abandon the doldrums and leave you…
  • Perfect Home Renovations: Best DIY ways to avoid any Major Overhaul

    incrati
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    Home is where Our Story begins …… – Anonymous. Well-designed and cozy-comfort home! Yep, that’s what most us always crave for. And while there are many Do-It-Yourselfers out there who work consistently to update or renovate their homes — this might not be possible for many who can’t even differentiate between a drill and a table saw. And for those of us, who belong to the latter category, the only option usually is to hire the services of professionals to perform the renovation jobs which often get associated with a lot of mess and a higher cost. I personally can attest to the…
  • Preparing your garden for spring

    incrati
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    For a garden to look beautiful, it takes planning time beforehand, a great garden doesn’t just happen. With the end to winter in sight, it’s time to start thinking about spring, and how you want the garden to look. With that in mind, here are a few tips on how to best prepare your spring garden. Choose colours With a little forethought, you can not only plan out your spring garden, but also the colour scheme for the other three seasons as well, done entirely with bulbs. The best part about this is, if thought out carefully, many bulbs will naturalize, meaning you won’t have to replace…
  • 5 Reasons Why Metallic Wall Art Speaks Volumes in Your Modern Home

    incrati
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    If you are living in a modern home, you may want to consider metallic wall art to complete the design of your house. Metallic wall art is truly elegant, can give outstanding comfort, improves the entire design of a house, and creates a satisfying atmosphere. Also, it is exceptional conversation starter. With all of those factors present in a single masterpiece, a person should consider looking for a space for this piece of art in his or her modern house. What is a Metallic Wall Art? Metallic wall art is suitable not only for home use but for office use as well. This is a design that has…
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  • feel-good winter shopping list

    Kelly Anderson
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Are you in need of  a little winter pick-me-up? I've been perusing Etsy and have come across some irresistible hand-made beauties that will help make our homes unique, warm and cozy so we can ride out the season with a smile on our faces. This is feel-good shopping friends, because we are supporting creative makers and sustainable goods. Gotta love that!Gorgeous Jupiter Mug for coffee and teacheerful abstract art by Siisolarge wooden spoon by Kitchen Carvingsceramic honey pot knit wool pillow soft natural flax linen tablecloth handwoven undyed wool blanketfig…
  • create a home meditation space

    Kelly Anderson
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I started meditating last year when I realized that I was getting too caught up in the rush of work, commuting, social media and trying to "be more" all the time. While it's still challenging a lot of the time, meditating lets me put a little space between my ego, with its constant thinking and planning and worrying, and my Being. But quieting the mind is not easy - at least not for me. So it's been helpful to carve out a  little corner of my condo where I'm surrounded by things I love and where I can build a consistent routine of being still and present. This little sacred space is a…
  • ready, set, cleanse

    Kelly Anderson
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    I don't know about you, but I've been having trouble getting into the groove since returning from holiday break. I heard a report recently that January is the month that sees a spike in depression, lack of energy, and what I call " the funk". I think I fell into that a little - not so much depression as settling into hibernation mode. I seem to have little inspiration to go out into the cold and get on with my new year's intentions, or really do much of anything productive! Darn Netflix and their full seasons of Gilmore Girls and Friends! Have you been feeling the same way?Well, it's…
  • reclaimed barn board bathroom vanities

    Kelly Anderson
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    I believe that modern rustic style is actually becoming a classic style. It's simple, natural and eco-friendly, so will always have an innate appeal. Reclaimed barn board or other weathered wood is amazing in texture and interest, and when used in unexpected places - like a bathroom vanity - it adds an organic element that will make you feel connected to the earth with the start of every day!Here are some lovely and simple examples of rustic modern bathroom vanities from reclaimed wood. Really worth considering when trying to design sustainably, instead of purchasing "new" cabinets for a next…
  • living simply and mindfully in 2015

    Kelly Anderson
    4 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Happy New Year and welcome to 2015 friends!I hope your year has been as wonderful as mine has been. Last year at this time I wrote about seeking contentment, and now I can say that I've found it in abundance. I worked on becoming still, mindful, and present in every moment. I grew in faith and in confidence that I am where I am supposed to be, and that I have what I need to thrive.This year, my intention is to build on that notion of "having what I need." By this I mean both inside (courage, wisdom, health, strength, peace) and outside (a cozy home, family and friends, good books to read,…
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Last-Minute Super Bowl Party Ideas

    jaklina
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party at your house this weekend, why not get creative? Not only will your guests be impressed, but it will make for a much more fun party than the standard, chips and dip and big screen TV. There are a TON of free printables online that can be printed from the comfort of your own home making decorating affordable and easy. Here are just a few of my favorites, but feel free to find more on your own! Sea Hawk Printables Patriots vs. Seahawks Printables Bingo Card Game Printables Food Toppers Don’t forget to prepare some of your favorite appetizer…
  • Decorate For A Modern Valentine’s Day

    jaklina
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day on the way, we wanted to celebrate our favorite red hot and sweet pink products. While red is known to be the color of love and evokes powerful emotions like excitement and passion, pink gives off feelings of romance, sweetness, and innocence. When it comes to home decor, these colors instantly DEMAND attention. So crack open your favorite bottle of wine, light some candles and get excited- this shop is sure to make your heart race!
  • Ranch-house Modern Inspiration

    jaklina
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I love the richness of this modern ranch-house setting. Everything from the exposed brick, to natural woods, to the cowhide rug compliment each other and make it look cozy, simplistic and warm. With a few simple pieces, including our very own plywood dining chair, you can recreate this style for a room in your home. Kick-back and get back to the basics.
  • Mid-Century Lounge (Get The Look!)

    jaklina
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    How amazing is this bold, bright mid-century living room?! All of the colorful art-work and sculptures make it playful and inviting, while the media unit, desk lamp, incredible mid-century lounge chair, and side table make it just as much functional as it is fun. I can see this being used as a “reading” room. Get this mid-century look for your own space with a few of our key items!
  • Introducing MOE’S Home Collection!

    jaklina
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Introducing a brand new line with 645 products added to our site- Moe’s Home Collection! MOE’S Home Collection is a family-owned business that has been around for over 20 years and believes the home is a place that should reflect the dweller’s personality while maintaining a commitment to practicality and beauty. They carry a wide variety of unique and practical furniture and accessories, including wall decor, bar tables, stools, room dividers, mirrors, coffee tables, and more! We especially love their accessories. Like what you see? Come on in and browse the whole…
 
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour to Ambiente in Frankfurt

    Florence von Pelet
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    We proudly announce our first ever BlogTour to Frankfurt, Germany for gift and table top show Ambiente. The show, one of the most important in the world, boasts over 4700 exhibitors from 89 countries with the USA being this year’s official partner country with a pavilion curated by design star Scott Henderson. We have invited a stellar group of design and lifestyle bloggers and writers from the US and Canada and hope you will enjoy their coverage of the show and its many, many events and highlights. Ronique Gibson, Assoc. Architect, LEED AP is founder of the home lifestyle blog…
  • Perlick Design Challenge for wine lovers: “Chilling Below”

    Veronika Miller
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    Happy Holidays from Modenus and our friends at Perlick and what better time of year to celebrate design options for undercounter refrigeration? Be it for wine, beer, back-up for all those holiday treats or even an extra fridge for that summer outdoor kitchen we all covet (and winter will eventually end, we promise!), undercounter refrigeration makes so much sense and with the new 18″ depth option, the design possibilities are endless. Perlick will be introducing its new (18″ deep) Signature Series Sottile collection at KBIS, and you have a chance to win the industry exclusive…
  • The official Ambiente Frankfurt Holiday Shop Window Contest

    Veronika Miller
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    When it comes to the holidays we’re sticklers for the traditions: The mulled wine, the carols, the open fires and festive trees and, of course, some of the best holiday shop windows in the world. To celebrate Modenus’ newest trade show collaboration with Ambiente Frankfurt, one of the world’s largest gift and table top shows, we dreamed up a contest that we hope will make you get you all warm and fuzzy and festive and triumphant. Here’s how it works: Design and lifestyle bloggers in the USA and Canada are invited to nominate their favorite home decor, houseware and…
  • Time to be thankful – DXV Gratitude Instagram Contest

    Veronika Miller
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    ‘Tis the Season to be merry and jolly and happy and, most importantly, it’s the time of the year when we should reflect on the things we’re most grateful for. To celebrate Thanksgiving Week our friends at DXV invite you to share the things you’re most grateful for on Instagram for a chance to win portable DXV branded bluetooth speakers every day and an iPadAir 2 (silver, 64GB, wi-fi) as Grand Prize. It’s easy to enter and a great way to share the spirit of the Season. Please see details and rules below!     Here’s what you do:  Post one or more…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour Vegas

    Veronika Miller
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Are we ready for #BlogTourVegas Round Two?! Absolutely! We’ve strung together a fabulous group of design bloggers to accompany the Modenus team as we take on Vegas this coming January. From the 18th to the 23rd, #BlogTourVegas will be heading to KBIS 2015 to check out the latest in kitchen and bath design and to host another edition of Modenus Talks. We may also check out some Las Vegas casino tables, so be sure to follow along on all of our bloggers’ platforms and join the Vegas fun. And remember: What happens in Vegas…gets shared with the world!  As a former professional…
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  • Organizing, Overhauling and Some Life Lessons

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    From our anniversary trip to Paris last week. Since the end of last year, I’ve been consumed with organizing and overhauling everything in sight. I’ve always been sort of an organization geek but this is on a whole other level. It started with the guest room but I soon realized that so many aspects of my life could be overhauled: this blog, work projects, my wardrobe, the entertainment I consume, my daily routine and schedule, the rest of the house(!)….. Overhaul may be too strong a word since things weren’t that bad. But basically, there is a lot of physical…
  • Current Favorite Chandeliers and Pendants

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Finding the perfect lighting has been one of the hardest things to get right in my house. Lighting is such an important component in a room; it can make or break a room entirely in many cases. Well, I’ve certainly taken my own sweet time with it (like years!) but I feel like I’m finally crossing the finish line. I’m this close to deciding on the light for the family room plus one additional light because I also have plans to move some of the existing fixtures around. Anyway, having looked at hundreds and hundreds of lights, I thought I’d share with you all of my…
  • FROM THE RIGHT BANK Turns Six, Some Favorite Decor Moments of 2014 and Plans for 2015

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    FROM THE RIGHT BANK turns 6 years old today! I had written a looooong post about everything I’ve been reflecting on lately but ultimately decided that the only thing that really needs to be said (and the most important thing) is that without you, there would be no point of this blog. It’s just that simple. So, for taking time to leave thoughtful comments (or following along quietly), for attending and showing your support at various events, for donating to my causes, for entrusting me with decorating your homes, for shopping my pop-up sales, for nominating FTRB for awards…
  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Well this has been some year, hasn’t it? Here on the old blog, we continued to go through some big changes and I can’t thank you enough for your support and friendship through it all. I’ll be back here next week when we’ll celebrate FTRB’s six (6!) year anniversary! I have a feeling 2015 is going to be BIG so I’m more excited than usual for all the possibilities that a new year brings. Until then, have a merry, warm and beautiful Christmas and holiday! (Photo by Polly Wreford) © 2009-2014 FROM THE RIGHT BANK. All rights reserved. Republishing is strictly…
  • Spreading Holiday Cheer With HomeGoods

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    Namaste! I’ve just returned from Nepal and as you may have seen from my Instagrams, I fell in love with it all over again. I’ll share more about everything after I get myself settled but for today, let’s talk Christmas! Planting paperwhites. Before leaving for my trip, I wanted to do as much Christmas prep as I could since there wasn’t going to be that much time when I got back and also so we could enjoy it all a little beforehand. I was running around like a lunatic but it was worth it so I can now just enjoy. (I’ll post more pics of all the decor to…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Connecting the Old with the New

    Linnore Gonzales
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Utilizing a mix of décor from past and present time periods can create an interesting, unique and completely authentic style for your home. A style that speaks directly to you as you blend the best of history and the best of now – and where you get to choose what is considered “the best.” While this particular design concept throws out a lot of rules and lets you be incredibly creative, there are a few techniques to keep in mind that will help you create a flawless design. Let’s take a look at 3 of these methods that embrace connecting the old with the new: 1. A Contemporary Backdrop…
  • Brighten Up Your Bathrooms

    Linnore Gonzales
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Let’s talk lighting - smart, intuitive and engaging lighting. This important feature in your bathroom is not a simple decision. It can make or break this functional space and too often is not given nearly enough thought as there are many fixture styles to choose from, functions to consider and a desired ambiance to select. The good news: light designers have successfully combined style, sustainability and energy-efficiency to enhance any bathroom based on your needs and goals whether big, bright or proficient. Let’s look at 6 lighting trends that will brighten up your bathroom: 1. Pendant…
  • New Design Features for Your Kitchen: “Furniture Style”

    Linnore Gonzales
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    The kitchen is more than a functional space designed to prepare the family meals. It is a room that often serves as the home’s mainstay and is enjoyed by all. We believe a space this special deserves a little extra attention and we’re not the only ones who think so. Design predictions forecast furniture-style features to top the kitchen trends in 2015. These features will in fact celebrate the various elements of a kitchen in stylized beauty and comfort much as you would design any other room in your home. It is not just a workstation, but a warm and inviting space for people to gather…
  • Wallpaper for Visual Impact in 2015

    Linnore Gonzales
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Creating interest, contrast and texture with wallpaper is a well-known design concept. The technique is easy to implement and even in small amounts can have a very big impact on your space. Let’s take a look at 3 unique ways to use wallpaper effectively this year: 1. On the Ceiling Many interior designers consider the ceiling the fifth wall of a room, and why not? Restricting wallpaper to the walls creates a missed opportunity for unique and visually stimulating designs. Try placing a statement design on the ceiling of rooms with little wall space due to windows, cabinetry and/or doors. Let…
  • 10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Brass into Your Décor

    Linnore Gonzales
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    You don’t want your home to look like a gaudy gold Donald Trump casino, but a little bit of classy metal can look oh so nice. With subtle brass accents, or tasteful bold pieces, you can upgrade a room without going overboard or bordering on cheap. Antiqued, hammered, or polished brass offers the coveted soft look of the moment. Choosing décor elements with a warm finish rather than a shiny finish can make a room look luxurious and regal and, simply, interesting. 1. Kitchen Cool The kitchen and dining room are two of the easiest places to incorporate brass into your décor (even if you have…
 
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  • Rock away the winter blues

    Holly La Porte
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Got the winter blues?  We have the perfect invigorating hues to wash those blues away.  Just one piece can freshen up your abode!  Whether it’s the blue rhythm of this Schonbek pendant or a more industrial approach of this Brendlen
  • One to glow on!

    Holly La Porte
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Cheers to the new year!  There’s nothing like starting the year off fresh and clean, and pendant lighting is an easy way to brighten your space! Warm metallic colors are a continuing trend into 2015, so here we round up
  • How to ‘Get Lit’ for the New Year

    Holly La Porte
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    It’s no secret that here at Lamps.com we are experts at lighting up a place, but in terms of libations, well, we quite enjoy that kind of getting lit as well!  And in the spirit of ringing in the new
  • Highlights of 2014

    Holly La Porte
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    Reflecting back on 2014, we certainly had some glistening moments.  Here we highlight a few favorites! #4 in the Philadelphia 100 Philadelphia Magazine’s Design Home 2014 Daylight Savings Party ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Vegas! Furniture, Home Decor, & Rugs Launch  
  • Philadelphia Magazine’s Design Home 2014

    Holly La Porte
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    Since 2002, Philadelphia Magazine has been partnering with builders in the tri-state area to bring extraordinary homes to Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.  Each year the Design Home team builds a custom-made home designed with modern luxuries for the contemporary family
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  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Persian Ghashgai Rug 48229

    Samantha Burgoon
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    This week’s Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Vintage Persian Ghashgai Rug. Vintage Persian Ghashgai Rug  – 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 this Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Persian Ghashgai Rug 48229 appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog for Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, & Interior Design.
  • Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at MoMA

    Samantha Burgoon
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    Henri Matisse’s Cut Outs, On View at MoMA Until February 10th.   Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at MoMA – On view until mid February is the Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition at MoMA. After a successful career as a painter, Henri Matisse turned to cut-paper collage in his last decade, as he was unable to comfortably Read More... The post Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at MoMA appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog for Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, & Interior Design.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Scandinavian Kilim 48192

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    This week’s Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Vintage Scandinavian Kilim. Vintage Scandinavian Kilim 48192 – 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 this week’s selection, check Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Scandinavian Kilim 48192 appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog for Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, & Interior Design.
  • Design Through the Ages: Fashion, Interior Design, & Antique Rugs in the 20th, 19th, and 17th Centuries

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    The Aesthetics of Fashion, Home Design, and Antique Rugs in 20th Century Scandinavia, 19th Century France, and 17th Century Persia. One of the most interesting aspects of buying vintage carpets and antique rugs is learning more about the cultures that created them. In this post, we’ll take a look at three different time periods, on three different Read More... The post Design Through the Ages: Fashion, Interior Design, & Antique Rugs in the 20th, 19th, and 17th Centuries appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog for Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, & Interior Design.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Antique American Hooked Rug

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    This week’s Wednesday Wishlist Rug is an Antique American Hooked Rug. Antique American Hooked Rug – 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 this week’s selection, Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Antique American Hooked Rug appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog for Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, & Interior Design.
 
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  • Tips For Energy Efficient Commercial Building Design

    modernhomes
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Energy efficient commercial building design reduces the energy consumption. Installing energy efficient appliances and encouraging little practices like switching off the lights or laptops when not at work can even do a lot to have energy efficient office. Even the state government has set code for the minimum energy standards for new commercial building design. “It will be mandatory Continue Reading The post Tips For Energy Efficient Commercial Building Design appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Green Designs: Win-Win Technology for Salem Residents

    Architects Bangalore
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:26 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Decades ago sustainable architecture had a minor niche in market. No one except the most diehard nature-fanatics would have ever given second thought or sought out ways to make their own home design more eco friendly. Today, many people and as architects in Salem, we have joined the campaign to create the most sustainable buildings. Sustainability is a smart decision. Continue Reading The post Green Designs: Win-Win Technology for Salem Residents appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Amazing Small House Plans in Coimbatore

    Architects Bangalore
    1 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Small House Plans could be contemporary or simple, yet they can flaunt modern looks with a casual elegance. They normally come in the plot sizes of 30 x 40 sq. ft. Their streamlined forms and captivating charm make them appealing for nuclear homeowners searching for that right-sized home. Their simple forms make them inexpensive to build and easy to Continue Reading The post Amazing Small House Plans in Coimbatore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Beautiful Ideas for Villas by Bangalore Architecture Firm

    Architects Bangalore
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Are you in thinking of constructing a luxury house? A house that counts more than bigger rooms, good security, filled with extravagance and flooded with amenities… Well all these might sound something same for most appartment or other residential structures. But when the thought of villas cross your mind they have something more to offer. Constructing a villa with parameters Continue Reading The post Beautiful Ideas for Villas by Bangalore Architecture Firm appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Incredible Chic Floorings for your Duplex House Plans

    Architects Bangalore
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Are you thinking about constructing a duplex? You would have discussed all your interiors too. But have you given a thought about your flooring selections? Are they the same mundane styles or are you thinking of a grand dramatic look for your floors?  If yes, you can try and explore new flooring concepts for your duplex house plans. Elevate your interiors with some grand Continue Reading The post Incredible Chic Floorings for your Duplex House Plans appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
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  • Decorate your home with original hangers

    Patricia
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:17 pm
    When you get home (especially in times on the street in cold weather), you walk with a jacket on where you leave when you walk into your home? If it is a jacket that will return you get in a short period of time, it is not necessary to keep it in the closet but if you do not have a place indicated is likely to leave it anywhere as a chair or couch. Leave your coat anywhere gives an ugly and unkempt, so the best solution is to leave some beautiful original hangers. Although I have made ​​sample jackets in a hanger You can leave much more such as an umbrella, hats, scarves, necklaces…
  • The importance of sleep on a good mattress

    Patricia
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Can you imagine a bedroom in which there were a good mattress? Certainly would not be a bedroom immediately because the function of rest and comfort would not be present. The mattress is key to any bedroom because all people need to rest and recover energy to face the next day with all our strength … something that will only be achieved having a good mattress in our lives. But not just any mattress because you have to find the one that best suits you and your body, and you have to get a mattress that provides you the comfort, convenience and know that sleep every night it ‘s like…
  • Decorate the kitchen with hoods

    Patricia
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Until recently the hoods were not at all aesthetic but given the importance they have in the kitchens of every home design has been modified to achieve hoods really nice and they fit perfectly with the decor of the room. A hood must always be present, is as important as a sink, a refrigerator and even cooking fires. Currently the bells may transmit elegance to a kitchen, but to get it you have to choose the one hood that fits better with the decor, to the personality of people from home and especially with the functionality and style of life that has . Today I want to talk about some…
  • Tip for Getting a cozy living room

    Patricia
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:35 pm
    The living rooms are not used to having a TV, this device is usually reserved for the living room as it is the area where most time spent. That in a home there is a living room and separate cozy living room is not very common for lack of space usually found in existing homes (hence often go together in the same room), but there are households who prefer to have these areas well differentiated. The living rooms can be just as comfortable as any other room, because your goal is bring you comfort and warmth. In the cozy living rooms is to be comfortable and feel good, since it is important to…
  • Tips for decorating the garden at Christmas

    Patricia
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:51 am
    Christmas is very close and the rooms of your house should already be decorated you should be thinking about what you want to use in the Christmas decorations every area of your house. At Christmas your house should be filled with Christmas motifs, which take care of decorating and acclimate your lives. As we put Christmas decorations inside the house, so we do abroad and get a spectacular garden, full of illusion, color and light. Apart from decorating with plants, we can use Christmas lights and other accessories to decorate the outside of your house, always adapted to the climate of the…
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • Black and White Metal Sea Turtle Wall Sculptures from The Iron Fish

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    I love sea turtle art, and I know that I'm not alone. Pictures of sea turtles hatching and crawling towards the ocean come to mind, these ancient creatures truly are one of a kind. And Chase Allen of The Iron Fish has just recently added sea turtle wall sculptures to his collections. Masterfully crafted Black and White Sea Turtle Wall Sculptures that are available in three different sizes.
  • Stylish Nautical Cleat Storage Boxes

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    We all need little storage containers in the bathroom. They hold cotton balls, q-tips, and all kinds of small stuff that you want neatly organized. So take a look at these sea-worthy nautical cleat storage boxes! With Stylish Storage containers like West Elm's Marble Cleat Boxes you can bring a little bit of nautical and coastal flair to your space. Designer Katie Rosenfeld added the Cleat
  • Make Nautical and Coastal Roman Shades

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Dress up your windows with nautical and coastal roman shades. To make coastal roman shades is a great way to create a custom look for your room. You will be inspired by these examples! Putting together roman shades is actually quite simple. At the end of this post you find links to some great tutorials. Some people use cheap blinds as a base to make roman shades. Some buy roman shades on
  • DIY Ideas for Driftwood Signs with Words, Sayings and Quotes

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Here are a few creative ideas how you can make a charming driftwood sign. Fun very doable projects that will bring the beach to the home with a personal touch added to it! Take a small driftwood log and hang a chalkboard frame off it. Seen here. Attach several driftwood planks with eye screws and hooks. By Teasure Junkie. A driftwood sign made from several small chunky pieces. Seen here. To
  • Nautical Bathroom Accessories in Blue and White

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Create a crisp, clean look for the bathroom with blue and white! These chic nautical bathroom accessories will get you started! Anchor Bath Mat from West Elm. Anchor Shower Curtain from West Elm. They also carry a chic bold blue and white striped shower curtain, but even though I love stripes, I prefer the subtle design of the anchors, especially in a smaller bathroom. White Ahoy Bath Mat
 
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  • MUST-HAVE: Wood-Mode's Embassy Row Pet Parlor, Reviewed

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    LIVE @ Modenus' #BlogTourVegas! If there is one thing that every household on the planet seems to need, it’s better storage.Wood-Mode is known for its unrivalled quality and finely detailed wood cabinetry. And they satisfy homeowner's storage needs by providing custom storage options that will always exceed your expectations. One such option is their Embassy Row Pet Parlor. Wood-mode's Embassy Row Pet Parlor Wood-Mode's Take:"Born from the Embassy Row lifestyle theme, the Pet Parlor blends unique features with human and pet-friendly accessibility. The concept doubles as a laundry room,…
  • MUST-HAVE: Wilsonart's Quartz and Laminate Products, Reviewed

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    LIVE @ Modenus' #BlogTourVegas! As an interior designer, I’m beginning to become a bit “granite-weary” when it comes to countertop selections. (Quoting my Twitter friend, Laura Jenkins)It's becoming obvious that people are itching for something different. And, as evidenced by what I saw at KBIS, it looks like manufacturers have been listening, as there were more quartz options than ever before. Wilsonart's Quartz Products Wilsonart’s display of their new quartz options for countertops excited me the most at KBIS. I love all of their new white options, mostly because I…
  • MUST-HAVE: Walker Zanger's 2015 Tile Collections, Reviewed

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    LIVE @ Modenus' #BlogTourVegas! It was a real pleasure seeing the Walker Zanger booth at this year's Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS).It's no surprise that Walker Zanger's 2015 tile collections are absolutely gorgeous. Everything looks so new and oh-so fresh! And I'm certain you'll agree with me after you see them for yourselves. Let's check them out... ARTICLE IMAGES VIA: WalkerZanger.com Walker Zanger's Sterling Row Collection As a BIG fan of masculine design, I love the enlarged graphic patterns, the high contrast, and the neutral palettes of the Sterling Row collection. These are so…
  • KBIS Coverage - Products & Trends Decorating The Kitchen And Bath Industry Show

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    LIVE @ KBIS 2015 On Twitter Shaws now has an undercount fireclay sink. @ROHL_Official #KBIS2015 #Blogtourvegas Black finish, contemporary tub filler from @brizo #KBIS2015 #BlogTourVegas All-in-one bath vanities from Design Element. Perfect for an upstairs bath. #KBIS2015 #Blogtourvegas Storage is sexy. @REVASHELF #KBIS2015 #blogtourvegas Right? Wood cabinet pulls are sexy. #KBIS2015 @ Manzoni/Ashley Norton booth. #BlogTourVegas Gifts of Tala from @steamtherapy !! #Blogtourvegas Fab lunch @AriaLV Cafe! Need a beautiful, durable countertop for outdoors? Try @DektonUSA #KBIS2015 #BlogTourVegas…
  • MUST-HAVE: Mr. Steam's WiFi-enabled iSteam 2.0, Reviewed

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    LIVE @ Modenus' #BlogTourVegas! What's everyone talking about here at KBIS 2015?Wellness — as they should, because the majority of your life is lived within the walls of your home; which basically makes it your body's body, its protected environment that must always be well-designed, well-maintained, and — well — well-optimized for the nurturing of mental and physical wellness.Here's a wellness tip for you:When you're mentally and physically low on energy there's a place in your home you'll often frequent: your bathroom; your own personal sanctuary, where your shower…
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  • Art Affair at India International Trade Fair – Part 1

    Priti
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:36 am
    34th India International Trade Fair (IITF)Before I start, here’s wishing all my readers a very very Happy New Year! and a post for Pongal re-shared here:# 25 Kolam Designs and Images You Must Check Right NowMy city Delhi has never failed to surprise me with some or the other wonderful events organized here! Though I miss some of the events but most of the time I try to capture and cover everything that I come across so that I can share it with you all. And this time it’s none other than one of my most favorite of all times event “The India International Trade Fair”.Of…
  • Quick & Easy – Snow Globe Santa Tutorial

    Priti
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:23 am
    DIY: Snow Globe Santa for ChristmasWuhuuu…it’s Christmas time people! Am so excited to share this super easy and quick fix DIY post with you all… Finally after so many days am back with my “Fundoo Friday” post on Saturday and my first ever snow globe Santa is right here with a glam.  But first of all let me thank Pinterest for inspiring me every time I needed.You might also like: DIY Twisted Hanging in Purple – SnowflakesReally guys, sometimes I really feel my brain is out of stock  out of ideas for my posts, but I thank God for making my blogging…
  • What Ornaments are You Going to Use This Christmas: Wreath and Tree

    Priti
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    Totally Different: Christmas Ornaments for Decoration of Trees and WreathsOh, I have so much of pending work to do! But writing my posts is the most important of all…after all its Christmas! Every one is busy shopping for Christmas ornaments, this and that and preparing for the occasion…but look at me…ah…am far away from my home. Crystal Balls OrnamentsNo issues, I have you all (lovely people) with me to share my joy and happiness…thank god am a blogger else I would have been sitting in office for darn long hours and poke my head with a pen. As I…
  • 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…
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  • Happy Hour on a Budget – At Home!

    The Home
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Happy hour can quickly turn unhappy when you find yourself looking at a three-figure bar tab. Instead of paying a premium for overpriced drinks in a noisy bar, bring it on home and create a happy hour of your own that will leave you and your guests all smiles at the end of the evening. Here are a few tips for hosting your own happy hour. Nutella Mudslide via Delicious Drinks Start With Atmosphere: That’s most of what you were paying for at that trendy hotel bar anyway.  Splurge on some nice glasses and a good-looking serving dish if your happy hour will include finger food (it should).
  • Nailed It: The Art of Hanging Wall Art

    The Home
    29 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    Via Home Design Board Here’s a secret: a piece of art hung the right way in the right place doesn’t have to be expensive to make an impact.  In fact, it doesn’t even really have to be art.  But a pricey piece hung wrong?  Not so much.  That being said, getting it right is as much a matter of trusting your instincts as it is following a formula. There are really only three questions to answer when you set out to hang a piece of art.  How high do you want it?  Should it be part of a group or hung alone?  And are the wall and the hardware sturdy enough to keep it safe? Via Amazon…
  • 10 Fun Things To Do At Home This Winter

    The Home
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    The weather outside is frightful and you’re snowed in. There’s nothing showing at the movie theatre that’s worth scraping off the car for, and your kids, who are home from school for winter break or out for bad weather, are driving you crazy.  Weatherbound?  With a little planning, you can stay one step ahead of the cold front and create a winter wonderland at home that will chase away the chills for kids large and small. Here are ten fun things to do at home this winter. Via iStock Discovery Place:  Fill plastic bins from the dollar store with basic craft items from around the…
  • Twist on Traditions: A Christmas Makeover

    The Home
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    Just like your closets, your Christmas traditions may need a good clearing out every now and then. Remember that dress you swore you would keep until it came back into style? Some traditions may simply need to go out to the curb. Christmas is as much about making new memories as it is about holding onto old ones. Maybe it’s time for a Christmas holiday makeover? What new ideas for Christmas decorating can you implement this year? Via Varpunen Reinventing the Christmas “Tree.”   Has your dog knocked your tree over one too many times?  Are you allergic to evergreens? Planning to head…
  • 8 Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah with Everyone

    The Home
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    Hanukkah is a time for family and friends to gather. But most likely not all of your friends (and maybe not even all your family) are Jewish.  If you want to include everyone in your Hanukkah celebrations, here are some tips for making a Hanukkah night work for the whole diverse circle of people you love. Via Invitation Box When you extend your invitation, make sure your non-Jewish friends and family members understand that Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas. Be clear that you won’t be expecting (or giving) lavish presents; and the meal, while traditional and family-oriented, may be more…
 
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • Why we love video AND want to punch it in the face

    Lynne Knowlton
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
      Humongous. Yeah.  That’s the size of my announcement today, so you better sit yourself down.   Todays post is a wild mix of 10 epic tips for a kickass life AND a music video. The music video was filmed here on our … Read More!
  • THE BEST OF ETSY: Etsy will knock your socks off and knit you new ones…

    Lynne Knowlton
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
        It’s THAT good.  Etsy is my besty.  Etsy makes me wetsy.  Etsy is all about what’s nexty.  Etsy is an off the hook artists’ nook.   Etsy sucks. Said no one ever. Can you tell that I asked my pals on Facebook for an Etsy blog … Read More!
  • DIY door track hardware. It’s d’bomb dot com.

    Lynne Knowlton
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
      A Do-It-Yourself Door   Hardware  Tutorial Do you want to create your own DIY DOOR TRACK HARDWARE?!    I can show you how. ~ Cheap cheap cheap ~ Kinda.   HERE IS THE PLAN OF WHAT YOU NEED TO DO … Read More!
  • Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket. It Will Keep You From Unravelling …

    Lynne Knowlton
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
        Would you lurve to knit a chunky wool blanket?  Good.  Me too.  I knew I liked you. This blanket can keep you from unravelling, one stitch at a time.   Whaaaa ?! Knitting  Is  Cool.     It’s called … Read More!
  • Shop for the holidays like a BOSS and own it.

    Lynne Knowlton
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hi love!   No time for blogging chitty chatty today.  No time for nuttin’.  No time for tomfoolery.  We have time for bed lazing & shopping.  That’s it.  You up for the challenge?     Today is not a normal blog … Read More!
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  • contemporary british silversmiths on display

    Richard
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    For two weeks each year, London’s eyes fall upon the creations of the very best contemporary British silversmiths at the Goldsmiths’ Fair – a selling exhibition – and I happened to be in the City to take a peek in … Continue reading →This post contemporary british silversmiths on display first appeared on
  • interior design trade secrets: wallpaper, fabrics and pillows

    Richard
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Continuing with my series of interior design trade secrets, today I focus on some of the fun aspects of decorating: wallpaper, fabrics and pillows. Again, the quotes are those collected over time from sources such as House Beautiful, Veranda, Traditional … Continue reading →This post interior design trade secrets: wallpaper, fabrics and pillows first appeared on
  • grand luxury hotels: vienna

    Richard
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    It seems that every week I hear of yet another name to add to the growing list of grand luxury hotels of the world. And often it’s a celebrity designer colleague or starquitect who has been asked to stamp their … Continue reading →This post grand luxury hotels: vienna first appeared on
  • merry christmas 2014

    Richard
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    This charming color photograph above was taken at Christmas in 1914 – a mere 100 years ago! Taken only six months into the start of the Great War, to me it represents the innocence of an age that was quickly … Continue reading →This post merry christmas 2014 first appeared on
  • Global Design Tastemakers – Thank You Global Lighting

    Richard
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    I was recently inducted as one of four global design tastemakers to Global Lighting‘s – the international lighting powerhouse – list of international trend setters and was featured as such by the company on their website.  Thank you Global Lighting for this honor! I’m truly … Continue reading →This post Global Design Tastemakers – Thank You Global Lighting first appeared on
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  • How to hide your household eyesores [Infographic]

    Terry Dumpton
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:36 am
    There will always be a couple of things you want to change in your home, no matter how much effort do you put into decorating every room. These annoying household eyesores will catch your eye every time you enter the room. You know they are useful but you still hate looking at them. You want to find a way to hide it from the plain sight whether it is bulky appliances, messy looking cables or even your Internet router. Is there anything more annoying than green and yellow lights flashing on the side of the TV while you’re watching a movie in the night? Is there any particular reason why…
  • A visual guide to converting your loft [Infographic]

    Terry Dumpton
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:52 am
    Keen on upping your home’s size and value? Consider converting your loft. With the existing walls, floor and ceiling, you already have the basics in place. Check out the infographic below as it will take you through everything you need to know in order to successfully convert all that empty space.
  • 6 reasons to invest in property… instead of your pension

    Julie
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:52 am
    Photo credit: flickr.com Here’s a novel idea… stop paying into your pension. Not completely; auto-enrolment (if your work place is currently signed up) is a great way to get some extra cash for your pension savings from both your employer and the government. But investing all your savings into a pension fund may not generate you the best returns in retirement. Instead, here’s 6 reasons we feel you should be investing your savings into property ahead of your pension. Property prices up 11.1% in 2015 in certain areas of the UK From December 2013 to December 2014, property prices in…
  • A Lotto Samaritan spreads Christmas joy

    Julie
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    What would you do if a stranger stopped you on the street and offered you free money? A samaritan gives money away to unsuspecting people in cities across the UK. Watch the recipient’s disbelief turn to amazement in this heart-warming video. To receive an envelope of free cash, all people had to do was stop & listen to a samaritan on the street. Surprisingly many walked away without listening, but those that stopped were the lucky recipients of the holiday cheer that GeoLotto was spreading.
  • The hazards of hiring an unlicensed handyman

    Julie
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Photo credit: Flickr.com If you’re planning a renovation, such as an updated bathroom or finished basement, you’re going to require a contractor. Oftentimes, an experienced friend or family member will respond that he is a handyman, and can do the work for a fraction of what a company would charge. The possibility of saving money, and still getting high-quality work is awfully tempting, but is saving money worth the risk? No – and, this determination has nothing to do with the quality of his craftsmanship. Your buddy (or, in many cases ‘your buddy’s buddy’) could be the world’s…
 
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    OBJECT <> PLASTIC

  • white lamp with yellow base and yellow circle

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    Here is a white plastic cube lamp with a yellow base and a large yellow dot on all four sides. A hole is cut into the top to release light and heat from the bulb.  There are no manufacturer markings on the lamp.  The lamp is the same model as the orange one I posted about on March 21, 2012.  If you know anything about these lamps, please post in the comments below! eBay item 251777317618 ended in January, 2015 (United States).  The lamp sold for $39.99 plus shipping.
  • vintage acrylic triangle lamps

    18 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    I was asked a question about these vintage acrylic triangle lamps.  Other then their being a great design I don’t know anything about the maker and as far as I can tell, there are no marks on the lamp.  If you know anything about these lamps, please comment below! Do you have any information on the black plastic triangular lamp or the yellow one of the same design you posted about? Makers marks or anything would be good. I am trying to find this. I posted about the lamp in black in May, 2013 and in yellow in December, 2013 back when I was trying to post a plastic item of design…
  • Zojirushi vacuum thermos

    14 Jan 2015 | 3:49 am
    Zojirushi started by exploiting vacuum insulation technology.  The company was founded in 1918.  In 1961, its name was changed to the Zojirushi Corporation.  The corporate logo of Zojirushi includes an elephant (Zōjirushi means “elephant mark.”) This is an early model of the stainless steel dual layer vacuum bottle. It will keep beverages hot or cold for up to 6 hours and has a capacity of 1L.  The bottom of the thermos is marked “MADE IN THAILAND”. eBay item 261716081617 ended January 4, 2015 at 9:29PM (United States).  There were no bidders at $49.99.
  • vanity magnifying mirror in yellow and black

    11 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    Here is a yellow and black swiveling vanity mirror. The mirror is marked “MADE IN HONG KONG”.  There is also a keyhole for wall mounting.  Measures approximately 8-1/2” tall by 6-3/4” wide by 2” depth.  eBay item 161546537551, Buy It Now at $22.85 (Canada).
  • Top 10 Posts of 2014

    31 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Happy New Year!  If you haven’t stopped by my blog before, welcome.  If you have, thanks for returning.  Be sure to check out the Facebook page for Object Plastic.  Go ahead and click “like” up there and be a part of the conversation.  Our group is now 180 strong! Like last year, there are 4 new objects on the list this year.  You can also see the top 10 Object Plastic posts from 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.  Below are the top 10 Object Plastic posts from 2014 based on pageviews.  See you in 2015! 10 Cactus clothes stand by Guido Drocco and Franco…
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • Dream Worthy Bedrooms

    Phyllis
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    When I think of a “dreamy worthy bedroom”, many things come to mind.  A bright space, plush bedding,  light colors – a cozy and serene space.  We have collected a few stellar images to get you in the dream mode!  These bedrooms are the epitomy of the perfect place for rest and rejuvenation and they are so beautiful that they really could be inspired by a dream! The bedroom below was executed in a palette of cool grays coupled with a muted sage green tufted headboard!  This headboard adds great texture and dimension to the space.  We are loving the soft, tonal…
  • Delightfull Unique Lamps

    Phyllis
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    We are blown away by a new vendor we have found.  Delightfull Unique Lamps is one of a kind!  The work they are doing creating and fabricating uniquely beautiful lighting is mind blowing!  We would like to share a few of our favorites from the collection with you today. First up is this stunning installation featuring a series of pendants above a dining table.  The fixtures are so interesting.  Their shapes are interesting alone, but hanging them at different heights and angles really adds whimsy to the whole scene!  It reminds us of birds soaring through the sky while sunlight hits…
  • Nursery Room Designs

    Phyllis
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Nurseries are no longer just pink or blue. Expecting couples are leaning towards more of a gender neutral design. Keeping this in mind, there are so many ideas to spark your creativity when designing a Nursery.  We want to challenge you to think outside the box.  The Nursery doesn’t have to be juvenile and can actually have an unexpected air of sophistication.  We are so excited to share some of our favorite Nursery Room Designs! The bold yet sophisticated look of the striped wall in this Nursery really caught our eye.  The overall palette of the room is very neutral and soothing…
  • Kravet’s Modern Luxe Carpet Collections

    Phyllis
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    We are SO in love with Kravet’s Modern Luxe Carpet Collections!  This is such a modern take on the traditional views of the hide rug.  This is so not what we generally think of and we love the originality and options available when you sew hides into patterns and create a carpet. Check out the array of patterns below! Kravet Modern Luxe Carpet Collection We are so in awe of the Chevron pattern below, but they also offer a square pattern, and random brick pattern which is also beautiful! Kravet Modern Luxe – Torsa Rug in Color Smoke Check out the random brick pattern rug!  The…
  • The Jamie Beckwith Collection

    Phyllis
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    WOW!  Don’t know about you, but we are in love with the incredible Jamie Beckwith Collection.  They are creating some amazing designs for wood surface treatments for walls and floors!  We would love to share a few of our favorites with you! Check out this stunning wall application in the bathroom below!  The lighting design accentuates the three-dimensional quality of this wood wall treatment.  It’s absolutely fabulous!  Rustic and Modern all at once! Jamie Beckwith Collection – End-Grain Block Wall Application Now have a look at this fantastic motif featured above…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • Haute Couture Ateliers – The Artisans of Fashion

    Courtney Price
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    NY Fashion Week is around the corner. Gear up with this must have book. cc: @VendomePress
  • iPhone and iPad Users, Meet the iStick

    Courtney Price
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Meet the iStick, the USB drive solution for iPads and iPhones. And spoiler alert for android users...
  • Best Kale Salad Ever

    Courtney Price
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:43 pm
    We often read about Kale-the-superfood, but not everybody appreciates kale equally. Perhaps because not everybody has experienced kale in an memorable way. If you have ever eaten the kale salad at Hillstone restaurant...
  • NYC Midtown Luxury Hotel Comparison on Huffington Post

    Courtney Price
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Today I'm over at Huffington Post Travel doing a comparison of some of my favorite NYC Midtown hotels. And sharing the DEALS~
  • Holly Hunt Showroom, Dallas

    Courtney Price
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:40 pm
    This week is Dallas Market week, so for those of you who can't make it, I will take you on a virtual shopping spree at one of my favorite Dallas contemporary resources-
 
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    Inhabit Blog

  • Steel: An Eco-Friendly Multi-Purpose Building Material

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Perhaps you have plans for putting up a garage on your property. Or you’re involved with the management of a local community-based organization in need of new facilities. Maybe you’re finally... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Plant a Tree, Save Your Body… and a Buck

    admin
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:50 am
    Gardening has been around since the early years of human life. Over the years, it has been a source of food, income, beauty, and stability. These reasons are relevant, even today. Although gardening... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Home Remodeling Survival Guide

    admin
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    When your house is under reconstruction, it’s like living in the middle of a construction zone, and while everything will be better after all the work has been done, you have to ask yourself whether... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Small Decor Ideas That Make a Huge Impact on Interiors

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:49 am
    If yours is a small home, then these five décor ideas can make a huge impact on your interiors. The guidelines listed below will help you in knowing the difference between feeling cramped and feeling... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Has Everyone Forgotten About Aluminum Blinds?

    admin
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    We’re in an age where people are beside themselves over some of the modern blinds products; with motorized solutions, solar shades and top-down bottom-up pulling mechanisms all being prime... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Decoholic

  • Fashionably Elegant Living Room Ideas

    Melina Divani
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    For those of us who may want to experience the finer things in life without having to travel far, a renovation of the living room can turn any social space into one of elegance and class. Unlike bedrooms, living room ideas should be more seriously considered, as you are aiming to provide a restful and pleasant space that is suited for anyone—and we all know you cannot go wrong with elegance. Here are some tips on how you can redecorate your living room to transform it into an absolute gem: 1. Tall curtains Tall curtains scream lavishness, so remove those white blinds or flowery-patterned…
  • The Pretty Princess Penthouse

    Melina Divani
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:19 am
    If you were a princess, where would you want to live? Probably in this gorgeous Bond Street apartment by Carolina George! It’s sweet as candy and lovely to look at. It’s livable in a taciturn kind of way. It’s cozy but aloof, inviting but cautionary; it’s pretty and beautiful simultaneously. It’s beautifully balanced and imperial in every since of the word, it’s for the pampered. Though the apartment colors are based on a black and white palette, it works perfectly with the feminine décor. White washed walls are starkly bright while the furnishings are imbued with glistening gold…
  • Loft with Industrial Elegance

    Melina Divani
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
    Lofts are considered real estate gems as they are hard to come by in a city as densely congested as New York. For those who are looking to convert their space into something that is both functional as well as aesthetically pleasing, going for an industrial design is highly ideal. Lofts usually have a slightly cramped space, which is why it is necessary to hire an interior designer who does not only understand space saving but also how to incorporate style with convenience. This particular loft has been designed by Design42 with the aesthetics of space saving in mind. Maximizing the…
  • Unique Salt And Pepper Shakers

    Melina Divani
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Smooth round shape of Salt and Pepper Shakers does not make them just beautiful but also very comfortable to hold. They can be arranged in any way possible turned upside down and they will always look absolutely amazing. RawOriginals make them out of most gorgeous woods: Maple, Wallnut, Cherry, Iroko, Beech. Their contemporary shape really compliments these varieties of hardwood. Find these unique Salt and Pepper Shakers here. The post Unique Salt And Pepper Shakers appeared first on Decoholic.
  • 53 Stylish Black Kitchen Designs

    Melina Divani
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:22 am
     Most people fail to realize that the kitchen can be decorated and personalized as much as a bedroom can. If you’re going for a bold and classy statement, a black kitchen is for you. Here are some tips on what it is you need to know to make the perfect black kitchen of your dreams: 1. Know the different surfaces and textures Black doesn’t just mean black! There are different textures to each color and you can choose each one according to the look you are going for. Matte black kitchens, in other words those without a sheen, are best for kitchens with wood as it gives off a truly…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • Top 5 classic contemporary home furniture decor

    weblog-contributor!!!
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    When you’re redecorating a room that’s need of an inspirational new look, you don’t need to add new furniture — in reality, all you need is a few home furniture accessories to instantly liven it up. If your floor space is limited, it’s important to make the most of your walls by using every inch for home furniture decor. If your walls are looking a little barren, spice them up with colorful artwork. Don’t forget about the wall itself! Add some flavor with colorful, patterned wallpaper or go for a brightly painted accent wall. SEE ALSO: Ready for a Summer set inspired in Classic…
  • Interior Design Projects: YOO Inspired By Starck Project In Istanbul

    BRABBU
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:36 am
    Istanbul is often referred to as a crossroads of civilizations. A place where many cultures meet and coexist. This same principle was applied in one of the city’s newest and most ambitious interior design projects: G by Yoo. SEE ALSO: 10 INCREDIBLE HOSPITALITY INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS TO SEE IN 2015  These two 35 story high towers are the result of a collaboration between Yoo and the turkish residential development company Mar Yapi. The G by Yoo project was inspired by world famous French designer, Philippe Stark, who is one of the two founding partners of Yoo, together with property…
  • Living Room Rugs Ideas: Missoni Introduces ZigZag

    BRABBU
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:02 am
    Today BRABBU offers you a new theme to think about: What happens when award-winning Swedish design meets legendary Italian fashion? The answer was revealed when Bolon joined with the Italian fashion house Missoni to create the “Bolon by Missoni” collection. Now: there is Bolon, there is Missoni and then there is this beautiful, richly coloured, versatile, and powerful flooring collection. It  is based on Missoni’s classic patterns and generous range of colours, which Bolon has reproduced thanks to the latest weaving technology in a very impressive way. So, if you were lacking ideas…
  • MAISON & OBJET 2015 TREND REPORT

    BRABBU
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:34 am
    Maison & Objet Paris is one of the biggest trend shows in the world. The January 2015 edition work as a setting of the interior design trends. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the show has established itself as the leader in interior trade fairs across the world. Its sheer vastness and scope is matched only by the variety and high calibre of exhibitors that are on show throughout its many halls. As BRABBU Team was present at Maison & Objet, we bring you today the trend report from the fair show, with a closer look to the themes and looks on display. And we do selected the key…
  • ALEXANDER WANG DESIGNS FURNITURE COLLECTION TO POLTRONA FRAU

    BRABBU
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    If you were looking for $8,800 beanbag chair now you can buy it thanks to the fashion designer Alexander Wang, whose three-piece luxury furniture collection with 101-year-old Italian label Poltrona Frau will go on sale in February. Alexander Wang designed his collection with Poltrona Frau, two years in the making, will consist of brass-footed beanbag chairs in black shearling and leather and a black bar cabinet with brass shelves. See also: World Luxury Hotels: exclusive view of the New York’s Baccarat Hotel Alexander Wang designs the beanbag chair with brass trimming that will also…
 
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • Vintage Styling in the Kitchen

    Reyna.R
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    Whether you have an actual vintage kitchen or a modern one for which you crave a little vintage good looks, it’s easy to decorate with bits and pieces from the past. No treasured collections to display, then search for new home decor accessories that just look like they could have been handed down through generations to you. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by the kitchens below: Soften kitchen decor with fresh flowers. Get instant impact with a bouquet of pink bloom. Easy does it. An armful of similar blooms can be beautiful tucked into a vase. A rustic, slightly industrial kitchen…
  • Decorating With Spring Greens

    Reyna.R
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    Over recent months, it seems there’s been a renewal of interest in this yellow green that’s known by many names, including Tender Shoots. For those folks who are living in cold climes right now, it feels like time to spring forward. Here are some ideas for bringing a touch of Spring into interior spaces–a bit of the color that peeks out to signal more suitable weather is on it’s way. To inspire your dreams of Spring, here are rooms with a touch or more of vibrant green. Green is used in many ways in this neutral living room with splashes of orange and green. We love…
  • Design Inspiration: Dark Walls

    Reyna.R
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Dark walls can be handsome, moody and elegant,too. Whether charcoal, midnight blue or pure black, dark walls are all appealing in their way. Today, we’re sharing rooms that are made better by dark walls. Perhaps, it’s time to consider going dark in a room or two. What do you think? Dark is elegant on the floor, walls and reflected off the ceiling in this beautiful and inviting foyer. Furniture, art and wall, all go dark in this chic and yet cozy living room. The art hangs beautifully on this gray wall. Who would have expected glossy blue cabinets with black interiors, walls and…
  • Things We Love: Lights & Home Decor Accessories

    Reyna.R
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    With the beginning of a new year, we have plans for updating our interior spaces. How about you? Whether a total redo is in your near future or you just want to add a little spice to your surroundings at home, we’re excited to share a few beautiful ideas we’ve found recently on Arcadian Home. Please enjoy.     Need a little glamour in your life? This little bench is captivating in gold leafed forged iron with gray and shimmering gold upholstered seat. It’s perfect for any space, from living room to dressing room.     We love nesting tables for the living…
  • Decor Inspiration: New Year Your Way

    Reyna.R
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    With the new year comes great opportunity for change in lots of ways. So, we’re thinking about doing decor with personality–your personality. Turn your home into a haven just for you and your family. Start out 2015 your way, with decor that makes you happy. Here are some ideas to inspire you:     This den is filled with treasured objects in a beautiful eclectic style. If you love color and pattern this is your way.     Next up is this chic French room–neutral with a few pops of color. What do you think?     Sleek and contemporary, this space is…
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  • Vintage Fashion in Black and White

    curatedbylyn
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designIt’s the first (semi-real) snow day of the season in NYC. Everyone is bundled up in appropriate fashion, reminding me of many snowy days in the Midwest when layers upon layers shielded us from the arctic cold. I particularly loved the faux-fur jackets my sister and I wore to go ice skating. Little blond heads poking out […]The post Vintage Fashion in Black and White appeared first on .
  • Great Design At Any Age: rattle me that

    curatedbylyn
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designCreativity, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. The three pillars of great design, and adjectives I use often in this space. I love to shed light on, and celebrate, individuals with passion, talent, and a sophisticated eye for design. When I became an aunt a year and a half ago, I promised to pass on this curiosity and […]The post Great Design At Any Age: rattle me that appeared first on .
  • Classic Jewelry: Metallic Nudes

    curatedbylyn
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designMy classic jewelry selections for the holiday party season, inspired by a rather glittering gold and muted color palette. How to translate this picture into actual statement jewelry pieces? Take a look at some chic, and unique, finds to add to your accessories wardrobe. I especially love the craftsmanship and artistry of jewelry designer Monique […]The post Classic Jewelry: Metallic Nudes appeared first on .
  • The Parisian Surrealists

    curatedbylyn
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designI love this shot by Anna Riwkin of the Parisian Surrealists. It’s a rare opportunity to see talent of such magnitude together: Tristan Tzara, Paul Eluard, Andre Breton, Hans Arp, Salvador Dali, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Rene Crevel, and Man Ray. Taken by Anna Riwkin. Paris, 1933.The post The Parisian Surrealists appeared first on .
  • The Picasso Influence

    curatedbylyn
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designGreat art movements emerge by challenging convention. The Cubist movement of the early 20th century, led by artist Pablo Picasso, turned traditional art on its head. Gone was a linear single-focused perspective, replaced by abstraction. As the movement grew - with offshoots in literature, architecture, and sculpture, among others – it became a reflection of the larger cultural zeitgeist. The first decades […]The post The Picasso Influence appeared first on .
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    Founterior

  • Sensor Faucets for Kitchen and Bathroom

    Founterior
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    One of the top cutting-edge technologies these days is the touchless faucets. They are also know as automatic faucets, sensor […] The post Sensor Faucets for Kitchen and Bathroom appeared first on Founterior.
  • Deco Compositions for Bedroom Wall

    Founterior
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Do you know what I really like about bedrooms as a particular room in the house? I like the privacy […] The post Deco Compositions for Bedroom Wall appeared first on Founterior.
  • Choose Granite For Your Kitchen

    Founterior
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    If you want durability in your kitchen, then you should definitely go for granite countertops. You can choose between monochromatic […] The post Choose Granite For Your Kitchen appeared first on Founterior.
  • Shelves with Hooks and for Storage

    Founterior
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    Shelves are very functional and every homeowner knows that. But there is a trendy application these days of baskets which […] The post Shelves with Hooks and for Storage appeared first on Founterior.
  • Baby Shower Party – How to Decorate the room?

    Founterior
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    Are you going to celebrate a baby shower party soon? Well, then you need to be prepared for one of […] The post Baby Shower Party – How to Decorate the room? appeared first on Founterior.
 
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    Spotlighting

  • Feel Happy in Your Home This Year

    Wendy Weinert
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    We are officially well into the new year – a time to “start over” and make changes to one’s lifestyle. There are a lot of different resolutions we make to better ourselves each year, but ultimately, we just want to be happy. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of tips and suggestions to find happiness at home. Try a couple or try them all, and see if they make a difference for you! Embrace your style You can have a professional interior designer redecorate your entire home, but that doesn’t mean you’ll  be happy with the new setup. Decorate each room…
  • Create the Perfect Man Cave

    Doug Kaid
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Need a space to get away from it all or to watch the big game, hang out with friends or simply relax in solitude? That’s where a “man cave” can come in handy, a room of your own where you can find sanctuary whenever you need a break. With the Super Bowl just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get started – whether it is for you or a spouse. Here are the steps… First you’ll have to carve out an area in your home you that can be man-caved. It could be an corner in the basement, the garage, attic or an unused storage room. Make sure to discuss your…
  • How to Design a Welcoming and Functional Entryway

    Wendy Weinert
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:17 pm
    When friends and family walk into your home, what will they see? A welcoming, stylish space or a muddy entryway cluttered with coats and shoes? A messy foyer can take away from your home’s overall interior design, and coming home to find your place disheveled can make you feel stressed, too, which is exactly the opposite of how one should feel in their home.  To design an entryway that’s beautiful and clutter-free, first you have to get organized. Storage benches are perfect for entryways and can keep the area tidy without diminishing your home’s style. Even better,…
  • How To Use Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year

    Wendy Weinert
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    After Pantone announced its 2015 Color of the Year, there has been grumblings. But I actually like Marsala and think, when used correctly, that it can really make an impact in a home. The color is versatile and can be used to complement various interior styles. If you like this year’s chosen color as well, here are some ideas for making Marsala work in your own space.   Create a vintage style From modern to rustic, Marsala can be incorporated into many different decorating styles. One style people might not think to use Marsala with, however, is vintage. The Color of the Year goes…
  • Redecorate Your Space Without Going Over Budget

    Spotlighting - Blog for Bellacor.com
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    If you’re ready to give your bedroom, living room or any other space in your home a new look but you can’t afford to splurge, there are ways to update a room without going over your budget. Here are five tips to help you redecorate any space in your home and still have money left. 1. Plan ahead Buying decor, furniture and paint without planning out the expenses ahead of time is a sure way to spend more money than expected. Carefully calculate every purchase before actually buying anything. This way you’ll know whether you can actually afford that new sofa or if you need to…
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  • How to Make Your Bedroom Cold Weather Cozy

    Banarsi Designs
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:09 pm
    With the cold weather that has been saturating most of the nation, keeping warm is becoming a priority. However, you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. Here are several ways you can make your bedroom cold weather cozy and keep it looking fabulous. Put Extra Throw Pillows On Your Bed (Photo Credits: His For Home Blog, Banarsi Designs) When the weather is downright chilly out, put some extra throw pillows on your bed to cuddle up with. They can help the bed retain your body heat while you’re sleeping, and can make your bed uber comfortable! Keep it stylish by using soft, luxurious…
  • 4 Home Color Scheme Trends for 2015

    Banarsi Designs
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    Choosing a new color scheme for your home can be a simple yet remarkable way to give your home a brand new look and feel this year. Give your home a new personality with these fresh color scheme trends for 2015. 1. Cool Blues & Greys (Photo Credits: Love of Family and Home) Once shunned for being “depressing,” cool blues and greys are making a comeback this year. When paired with teal, aqua, and yellow accents, this color scheme can project a clean, fresh feel. Try using this color scheme in your living room for a simple yet stunning look, or use it to give your bathroom a…
  • 4 Tips to Get Your House Organized & Looking Great for the New Year

    Banarsi Designs
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:54 am
    Organizing your home for the new year is a great way to get a head start on 2015 and ring in the start of the year right. While organizing your entire home may seem like an insurmountable challenge, it’s much easier when you take it piece by piece, or room by room. Here are 4 easy tips on how to organize each room in your house that will help you get off on the right foot. 1. Repurpose an Old Pallet For Blanket and Throw Pillow Storage Keep your luxury throw pillows and blankets out of the way but still at hand by repurposing an old pallet into a rustic looking wooden box for your living…
  • 3 New Year’s Party Themes That Will Start 2015 Off Right

    Banarsi Designs
    25 Dec 2014 | 6:08 pm
    2015 is quickly approaching and if you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party, you’ve got to make sure it’s stellar. Creating a shindig that everyone will remember boils down to having great drinks (alcohol or virgin), awesome food and a killer theme. Here are 3 New Year’s Eve party themes that will start 2015 off right. 1. Black and Gold (Photo Credits: The Sweetest Occasion, Banarsi Designs) You absolutely cannot go wrong with a classic black and gold New Year’s party theme. A black and gold color scheme is reminiscent of a glamorous, black tie event and perfectly captures the…
  • 3 Upscale & Unexpected Holiday Dinner Themes

    Banarsi Designs
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    Hosting a holiday dinner can be a lot of fun, but how do you make sure your meal is memorable for your guests? Instead of serving traditional holiday foods like turkey and pie or decorating according to the season, try adopting a holiday dinner theme that is both upscale and unexpected. Here are three fun themes to choose from for your holiday dinner this year. 1. Wine & Hors D’Oeuvres Party (Photo Credits: Blovely Events) Many people have more than one holiday gathering in a single season, and if everyone is serving ham and mashed potatoes, it’s easy for guests to get sick of the…
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  • Long Term Value of Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: What’s the Return on Your Investment (ROI)?

    caitlink
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    There are many reasons why homeowners choose to remodel their homes. Generally, the main reasons are to improve the look and feel of their space, increase its value, and nowadays, improve energy efficiency. In extreme situations (such as natural disasters), homeowners may be faced with less cosmetic renovations that may include securing a foundation or improving the insulation. In any event, it’s important to assess the situation and ask yourself: “Which room do I need to renovate the most and will the renovation bring a maximum return on my investment (ROI)?” Kitchen and bathroom…
  • 7 Money-Saving Tips for Your 2015 Home Improvement Projects

    caitlink
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    With 2015 upon us, there’s no doubt the majority of Americans have already formulated a list of well-intentioned resolutions – and may have even included some type of home improvement project in the mix. Financial experts say that Americans took more control of their finances and made money-related resolutions more of a priority in 2014 than they have in the last five years. According to the Fidelity Investments: Fidelity 2014 New Year Financial Study, short-term savings goals are becoming more prevalent, making it easier to stay focused on turning smaller resolutions into reality.
  • 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

    caitlink
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Every year, on January 1st, you begin to think about all of the things you want to do differently in the New Year. Lose weight. Exercise more. Drink less. Save money. Pay off debt. Spend more time with the family. But what about setting some goals for your home improvement objectives? Meeting goals for your home can help you feel less stressed and more organized in your life. You can even pick one thing to focus on per month, so you won’t feel overwhelmed about having to get everything done at once! 1) Clear the Clutter! Make folders where you can store different kinds of mail – bills,…
  • 9 Quick Kitchen Makeover Updates You Can Do Before Your Holiday Guests Arrive

    MBecchi
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
      Are you hosting holiday gatherings this year? Do you feel like your kitchen doesn’t quite look presentable? Well Granite Transformations has some quick and easy makeover updates you can do to your kitchen to brush it up and make it look and feel like new again. Even the smallest touches can make a huge difference. So start now – the holidays are right around the corner! Here are some festive and functional kitchen makeover updates to help you prepare for the busy holiday season:   1. Get New Countertops: With Granite Transformations, you can update and enhance your kitchen…
  • 6 Hot Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

    MBecchi
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    According to findings from the 2014 Houzz & Home Survey, remodeling trumps moving – homeowners would rather remodel their homes than buy a new one, and if they embark in a remodel, it means they are there to stay. This is due in part because remodeling gives them the control to make their homes function exactly how they want. The strengthening of the housing market is fueling the remodeling industry. With all of this optimism in the housing market and the remodeling industry, there are certain design trends in kitchens that are expected to continue and increase in popularity in the…
 
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  • GrillFella BBQ Wok & Silicone Heat Resistant Gloves Review

    Vidya Sudarsan
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Share on Tumblr I can’t wait for spring! I plan to make the most out of my new GrillFella BBQ & Wok Silicone Heat Resistant Gloves that I received to review in the next few months. It was a beautiful day today in California, and I had time to see if the wok fit on my portable grill. [...] The post GrillFella BBQ Wok & Silicone Heat Resistant Gloves Review appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Holman Ranch – Wine and Olive Oil Review Instantly Framed iPhone App Review Essio – Personal Spa Review Minzos 4-In-1 TurboPen for Tablets &…
  • Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift – Monterey Meringues

    Vidya Sudarsan
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Share on Tumblr Are you looking to buy something special for your valentine? You might want to consider one of these fabulous flavors- Pink Champagne On Ice; Chuck Berry Fields Forever (Strawberry); Sonny and Cher-ry; Kokonut Kinks; or U2 Yuzu! Well, these are nothing but the latest creations at Monterey Meringues: a Hippie Home with a mantra [...] The post Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift – Monterey Meringues appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: The LG OLED TV – Great Family Gift from Best Buy Win $25.00 Gift Card From UncommonGoods Canon DSLR Camera –…
  • Minzos 4-In-1 TurboPen for Tablets & Smartphones Review

    Vidya Sudarsan
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Share on Tumblr Here’s another neat gadget  – Minzos 4-In-1 TurboPen for tablets & smartphones. This pen has a ton of built-in features – it’s a stylus, laser pointer, pen and LED flashlight. The pen well writes well, and the stylus glides across the screen easily. My sore fingers are thanking me, as it helps me [...] The post Minzos 4-In-1 TurboPen for Tablets & Smartphones Review appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Instantly Framed iPhone App Review Dream Essentials Nite Note Review iPhone 6 Wallet Leather Case Review GrillFella BBQ Wok…
  • Super Bowl Bites

    Vidya Sudarsan
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Share on Tumblr Are you ready for Super Bowl XLIX? Are you hosting a party? Well, I’ve a page filled with Super Bowl Bites for you! From sweet to savory, there is something here that you can easily make on this big day. Yes, simple snacks that will startle your guests.  We all realize, without decent munchies, [...] The post Super Bowl Bites appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: New Year’s Eve Party Decor Ideas Super Comfortable Bar Stools A Colorful Party Cozy and Welcoming Guest Rooms
  • Jonathan Adler – RED Sale to Fight HIV/AIDS Fund

    Vidya Sudarsan
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Share on Tumblr Periodically I browse through Jonathan Alder’s latest creations and I’m always finding stunning pottery and decor. His work is chic, timeless, and unique. He has a great sense for colors and patterns. I am happy to share about the RED sale that is happing right now until the Jan 27th (i.e.) end of tomorrow. [...] The post Jonathan Adler – RED Sale to Fight HIV/AIDS Fund appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: MyRegistry.com – Simplifying Holiday Wish List
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  • A Girly, Sparkly and On Trend Power Bath: Studio [b] Design Group

    Eric
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
                  According to Studio [b] Design Group: We used Go Home’s beautiful “Sweetheart Mirror” for one of West Texas’ own sweetheart’s Powder Bath.  The delicate scalloped edges and antiqued mirror frame lend an air of timelessness and whimsy to this girly, sparkly, and on trend powder bath.  This gorgeous mirror reflects back and enhances the sparkling beaded graphic wallpaper and speaks to the antique styled sink chest and gilded wood teardrop sconces.  The “Sweetheart Mirror” was perfect for this space and perfect for our West Texas…
  • A Show Stopping Kitchen Island: The Trendy Nest.com

    Eric
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    According to The Trendy Nest.com Above is the GO Home Factory Station Cart from my personal kitchen that I am using it as a kitchen island. It is a show stopper and everybody who comes in LOVES it. It could be used for any number of creative ways, but I personally saw it and thought – oh wonderful I don’t have to settle for some run of the mill – and obvious kitchen island. Either built in or another type of furniture pieces with a conventional top. This is great because it has the pull out bins – and we keep recipe books and loose recipes as well as hot pads, mitts and extra kitchen…
  • A Non-Traditional Soap Company: sammysoap

    Eric
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    According to sammysoap: Nothing about us is traditional so the funky GO Home iron umbrella chandelier works perfectly in our showroom. We are a clicks and bricks operation: store in front, factory behind, e-commerce site launching in the immediate future, maybe next week. As you can see, we also offer fine gifts and home furnishes in our showroom. sammysoap is a job creation machine for adults with developmental disabilities disguised as the world’s best soap company. Their natural artisan soaps are made from organic or wildcrafted ingredients whenever possible and consciously sourced for…
  • A Rustic Vacation Home: Carter Kay Interiors

    Eric
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    According to Carter Kay Interiors: We used the Lunchroom table from Go Home in the breakfast area in this vacation home out west in Ennis, Montana. We love the rustic feel of this table. The steel makes it sturdy and easy to clean which is great when grandchildren are visiting. Carter Kay Interiors is a high-end residential interior design firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Their strength is their ability to interpret their clients’ vision and discern their needs to create beautiful homes emphasizing comfort and reflecting their personalities. They see beauty in the unusual, with a love of…
  • High Point Recap…Furniture, Food and Fun

    Eric
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Thanks to everyone for coming by the GO Home showroom this High Point Market! Here’s a quick recap…with all our favorite furniture, food and fun! Kate and Jillian on our rainbow Vespas Cherry with InDetail and Cantoni… Love me some Taco Corner… and some US Sushi!!!
 
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • 8 Built-In Bookcases That Maximize Storage with Smart Design

    Yuka Yoneda
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Right up at the top of our wishlists with window seats, ceiling beams and walk-in closets, built-in bookcases are a wonderful way to add function and value to your home. Custom configurations can be pricey, but there are also plenty of shortcuts to fake the funk using inexpensive, off-the-shelf cabinetry embellished with moldings and other details. Read on for an inspirational gallery full of some of our favorite examples of beautiful built-in bookcases.Couple em’ with Cozy SeatingIf you’re going to go through the trouble of creating a custom bookcase, why not put it right next to…
  • A 2-in-1 DIY Wall Hanging Project

    Kate Simmons
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today I found myself bursting with DIY energy, ready to spend a few hours outdoors in the unseasonably warm winter sunshine. Time for another DIY project session on my patio! Do you enjoy crafting outdoors on a warm day? For this project, I used items that were already on hand, and I created a DIY wall hanging that can be displayed two different ways. Keep reading for supplies, steps and styling ideas…Wall Hanging SuppliesHere’s what you’ll need to get started:a wooden embroidery hoop (it will consist of two rings–use the ring with the screw at the top)yarn in the…
  • 10 Creative Home Offices with an Asian Influence

    Sherry Nothingam
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Long gone are the days when you leave work behind as you punch out your card and head for home. In the modern world filled with laptops, tablets and smartphones, you carry your work pretty much everywhere. As a result, more and more homeowners are wanting a dedicated home office that allows them to get the job done with comfort and ease. Whether you have an envious home office with unabated ocean views or a practical workspace in the basement, it is the ambiance of the space that ultimately determines its productivity. When it comes to creating an elegant, relaxing and efficent workspace, few…
  • Pantone Hotel: Add Radiant Color to Your Stay in Brussels!

    Sherry Nothingam
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    The beautiful city of Brussels is renowned for many elements ranging from being the de facto capital of the European Union to waffles, chocolates and of course, its unique architecture. Despite the cosmopolitan buzz in the city, it is not really a place famous for its vivid and brilliant colors. But Pantone is all set to change this with its new exquisite boutique hotel, which is unsurprisingly known as Pantone Hotel! While the name is to the point, the interior showcases an amazing spectrum of colors complementing luxury and elegance.When it comes to color, no one doubts that Pantone has all…
  • Bring a Little Love & Sparkle Home with Sequins!

    Thalita Murray
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:15 am
    We’re just a couple of weeks away from the official day to celebrate love, but why not celebrate it all the time? Personally, I’m a fan of giving people hugs to show them I love them, but can’t we all use a little reminder of those lovely hugs and kisses on a regular basis? I say yes! This project was pretty simple and pretty, well, pretty! Ready to see it?A Sneaky Shortcut!If you’re thinking, “how did she glue on those thousands of sequins??” – don’t worry. I didn’t! Call it cheating if you want, but I used sequin strips, or ribbon, or…
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    Leovan Design

  • Casual Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    Casual interior design style makes a room feel warm, comfortable, and inviting. It contains simple details, relaxing horizontal lines instead of vertical lines, and layouts which are not symmetrical.  Casual design style can be easily mixed with other design styles such as country and rustic. Many home owners prefer it because it is visually appealing, functional, comfortable, and easy to
  • Kitchen Staging Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Kitchens can make or break a sale when you are trying to sell your home. You should stage your kitchen to help your home sell faster for a better price. Home staging will make your kitchen appear functional, attractive, organized, spacious, and a great place to make a meal. 
 Here are my best tips to follow when staging your kitchen: Tie all the design elements in the kitchen
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Zeina Al Anaka Magazine

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:46 am
    Zeina al Anaka magazine in United Arab Emirates asked to interview me for their December Festive Issue. Zeina Al Anaka is a popular lifestyle magazine which is sold throughout the Middle East and Europe. I’m pleased to be featured in their home design and décor category, sharing my best tips and inspirations for designing any space with the rustic interior design style.
  • Winter Home Energy Saving Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:41 am
    Winter the coldest season of the year is here. Temperatures are starting to drop and your energy bills are beginning to go up.  Get ready for winter by following these home energy saving tips that will reduce your energy usage and will keep you warm and comfortable at the same time:  Make sure you complete your fall home maintenance checklist. Increase the amount of insulation in your
  • Renovations to Increase Home Value

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Are you planning a home renovation or preparing your home for sale and are looking for the best home improvements that will add value and beauty to your home? Here is a list of some of the top home improvements that will increase the look and the value of your home: Update your kitchen countertops, sink, cabinets, hardware, backsplashes, and light fixtures. Kitchen renovations are a
 
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  • Hardwood flooring trends to watch out for in 2015

    Nicola
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, many people will choose to undertake a project in their home. If you feel like you need to breathe new life into your home, hardwood flooring is a great way to achieve this. With so many different options and types of wood available however, it can sometimes be tricky to know where to begin. To help make things a bit easier, the following are a few hardwood flooring trends you should watch out for in 2015. Unfinished wooden floors One of the many benefits of hardwood flooring is the ever growing selection of different finishes you can give wood…
  • Choosing your wooden flooring – Hardwood or Engineered Wood?

    Nicola
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    When it comes to wooden flooring, every home is different and people have a unique take on what will or won’t work in their home. Choosing between solid hardwood and engineered wood therefore requires a little research, and with this in mind we discuss the two, so that you can make up your own mind about what sort of flooring would suit you best. Engineered Wood Flooring Engineered wood comprises of 3-15 layers of wood, and varies from 13mm to 22mm thick, with the top veneers varying from 2 to 8mm. The layers are bonded together by way of extreme pressure and cold glue (far better to…
  • How to breathe new life into your hardwood floor

    Nicola
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:26 am
    Hardwood flooring is incredibly sturdy and built to last a lifetime. However, over time it is perfectly natural for your flooring to undergo every day wear and tear, and you may feel like it has lost some of its initial appeal. Or perhaps you are redecorating and want to do something to your flooring, but don’t want to replace it completely. Well, the good news is that there are a number of different options available to you if you want to breathe new life into your hardwood flooring. Give your flooring a new finish There are a range of different types of finish available for wooden…
  • Walnut Wood Floors

    Nicola
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    The deep chocolate colour of walnut wood makes it a very popular choice for flooring. The dark coloured wood provides an elegant but distinctive look that’s ideal for either a traditional characterful home or ultra-contemporary home. Walnut Trees The walnut tree is most famous for its nut; the tasty walnuts are a popular food that’s flavoursome and nutritious. But walnut trees are also famous for their wood which is used in furniture and flooring, as well as other uses, such as for making bowls and cups. The heartwood is the recognisable deep chocolate colour but the sapwood is…
  • Protecting your hardwood flooring this Christmas

    Nicola
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    Christmas is nearly here, and we couldn’t be more excited! Christmas is a time to relax, eat delicious food, watch our favourite festive films, and spend some much-needed quality time with our friends and families. With adults having time off from work and children having time off from school, your home will no doubt be considerably busier and more crowded than throughout the rest of the year. We’re here to give you some helpful advice on how to protect your hardwood flooring over the Christmas period. Be careful with your Christmas tree One of the most exciting parts of the…
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    Home Stratosphere

  • Inspired Morgan Hill Taj Villa With Lovely Columns by Jerry Jacobs Design

    HS Editor
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    This gallery features the Morgan Hill Taj interior design project by Jerry Jacobs Design. This home, architect Chary Dagam’s last project, is located on the southern edge of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay area. The interior design has a subtle Hindu influence. The green of the living room shown above helps bring the lush landscaping of the backyard into the home. This 12,000 square foot villa has 72 columns, which before the renovation, were all white. The columns were redone in marbleized gold for a softer, elegant feel that contrasts subtly with the white walls. A…
  • Contemporary Open Concept Home with Plenty of Natural Light By Base Architecture

    HS Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    We are pleased to bring you a brand new gallery featuring the beautiful Ironside home by Base Architecture. The Brisbane, Australia based company has crafted another ultra-modern space using traditional materials, suffusing the interior of this timber clad home with strikingly progressive aesthetic. A large open-design living room space is the centerpiece upon which the rest of the home revolves, with full dining and kitchen areas integrate beneath its two-story ceiling. Rooms in the upper levels overlook this area, framed in glass panels for safety and transparency. The overall theme tying…
  • 26 Pictures of Home Office & Study Designs

    HS Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Welcome to our gallery focusing on beautiful home office and study room designs. A well constructed home office or study can make a huge impact on a home’s usefulness and comfort. By designating a space specifically for work or quiet study, a homeowner can increase productivity and relaxation in equal measure. With less trips to the office, and no conflict between those who want to watch television and those who need to work in peace, it’s an often overlooked component of a solid home. We have gathered here a selection of some of the best home office and study rooms from designers…
  • Gorgeous Dutch Colonial Home with Flowing Interior Design by Chango & Co

    longerdays
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    This featured home is a lovely renovation in Plandome, New York, by Chango & Co. The owners of this Dutch Colonial home wanted an interior design that was both warm and inviting, while still utilizing the textures of the tropics and acknowledging the European influence on the architecture of the home. The renovation included a kitchen re-design and the inclusion of extensive paneling and millwork throughout the home, along with interior design elements that include bold color, bold patterns, and a mix of fabrics. The fabrics and other natural materials used in the design, like caning,…
  • Magnificent Los Angeles Interior Design by Meridith Baer Home

    longerdays
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Welcome to our special gallery featuring a beautiful home by Meridith Baer Home, located in Los Angeles. The bespoke interior design of this home is due to the many years of experience the Meridith Baer team has–they’ve been designing since 1998! Interestingly, Meridith Baer Home has a massive 225,000 square foot warehouse space packed with furniture, artwork, rugs, lighting, plants, and accessories that can be used in her array of offered services. Meridith Baer homes provides services in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Coastal Florida, Connecticut, and The Hamptons. The services…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Men & Design

    Donna Hoffman
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Ladies, we’ve all been there, one way or another, right?! About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous results when decorating your own home, or hiring the right…
  • Guess the Celebrity Home

    Donna Hoffman
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... The key to truly great design is in first uncovering your own Design Fingerprint and catering to it. Done wisely, your results will be sensational. Take this celebrity living room for example. We’ll let you guess the owner at the end of the post. But for now, this celebrity, like her living room, likes bling front and center. Never shy, she has a bold personal style, yet there can be a refined elegance to the way she dresses, too. Take a decorating cue from her fabulous living room. On the Yay side: A dramatically embellished coffered ceiling – very “notice me!” A…
  • History of the Ottoman

    Donna Hoffman
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Did you know that the ottoman seat came from the Ottoman Empire in the late 18th Century? There’s always something to learn here at The Interior Design Advocate! About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending…
  • If Furniture Could Talk!

    Donna Hoffman
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... If your furniture could talk, what would it say about YOU? About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous results when decorating your own home, or hiring the right contractors.”…
  • 4 Steps to Appreciate Your Home’s Beauty

    Donna Hoffman
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... As a Design Lover, it’s so easy to get caught up in everything that’s missing from your home’s décor. Whether you live in a one-room studio or a sprawling pad, we Design Lovers are always onto the next project in our own minds so we’re never completely satisfied with what is. But if we never stop to just bask in the beauty of the home we do have – now – what’s the point of all of our effort? So try these 4 tips to better appreciate and enjoy your home’s beauty: Do a Walking Catalog Tour Pick a no-pressure time this weekend to take a walking tour through…
 
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    Chic California

  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #55

    chiccalifornia
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits Maybe I Will | When It’s Time to Make a Change Chic California | Vintage Style Tags The Happy Gal | Nutrient Dense Foods Fry Sauce and Grits | Valentine’s Day Candy Bouquet Maybe I Will’s Favorite Megan Rea Blog {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #55 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #54

    chiccalifornia
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #54 Happy Thursday! I thought I would give you my own State of the Union today! I’ve had a lot of new friends sign up for my newsletter this past week and I just wanted to fill you in on link parties. So for those of you that already know {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #54 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Vintage Style Tags

    chiccalifornia
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Vintage Style Tags Good news! I now have the Pewter Vintage Style Tags that I used on my Dollar Store DIY: Vintage Style Locker Bins available in my store. The bad news… I have a very limited number available. So if you want some tags you have to act fast. I had no idea that {Read More...} The post Vintage Style Tags appeared first on Chic California.
  • Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery

    chiccalifornia
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery Just a quick update today on all the rearranging plans that are happening here. My office/craft room is going to be moving into the guest room closet. Yes, the closet! You can see the plan here. Meanwhile this week, I am playing around with paint colors for my entire house. {Read More...} The post Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery appeared first on Chic California.
  • Milk Paint Farmhouse Dresser: Before and After

    chiccalifornia
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Milk Paint Farmhouse Dresser: Before and After Sometimes, a piece of furniture you set out to rehab does not turn out the way you envisioned. Sometimes, it turns out better! I bought this dresser off  Craigslist, sight unseen. Well, I didn’t see it anyway. I sent my husband and Dad over to pick it up {Read More...} The post Milk Paint Farmhouse Dresser: Before and After appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Brooklyn by Modscape

    Jessica
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:50 am
    Brooklyn is a private prefab home designed by Modscape. Completed in 2014, it is located in Brooklyn, a town to the north of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Brooklyn by Modscape: “Utilising 6 modules placed side by side, our display suite showcases the look and feel of a Modscape home, and displays our standard fixtures, fittings and finishes. With an overall module area of 235 sqm (2,530..More...
  • House in Restelo by Antonio Costa Lima Arquitectos

    Magaly
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:01 am
    House in Restelo is a private residence designed by Antonio Costa Lima Arquitectos. It is located in Restelo, a neighborhood in Lisbon, Portugal. House in Restelo by Antonio Costa Lima Arquitectos: “The idea is defined by the central and nuclear core composed by ladder / fireplace, around which is a structured by a set of three floor slabs, uneven and “sculpted” in order to adapt to the altitude of the..More...
  • Hicks Orthodontics by BarberMcMurry architects

    Jessica
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    Hicks Orthodontics is a project completed by BarberMcMurry architects. It is located in Lenoir City, Tennessee, USA. Hicks Orthodontics by BarberMcMurry architects: ” Hicks Orthodontics is a successful and growing practice in East Tennessee. In late 2012, BarberMcMurry architects was approached by the practice to help design a modern facility to house an expansion into an underserved rural location approximately 5 miles northwest of Lenoir City in East Tennessee. The..More...
  • Residence SMH by SO Architecture

    Magaly
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Residence SMH is a home located in Yehiam, Israel. It was designed in 2013 by SO Architecture. Photos by: Shai EpsteinMore...
  • Apartment in Saint Petersburg by GEOMETRIUM

    Jessica
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    Apartment in Saint Petersburg is a residential project completed by GEOMETRIUM. It is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Renderings courtesy of GEOMETRIUMMore...
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  • Contemporary and Fresh Tetris House by Studio mk27

    Vania
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    The long wooden beams that clad the ceiling and the facade of this Sao Paulo located mansion bring unique appearance and character to the property. In addition to the cozy intimate sensation that this slatted wooden lining brings into the home, the untypical and, we may say quite curious, spatial arrangement of the premises – first and second floor, box-like separation of dining and bedrooms area – is also attention catching. This characteristic configuration of the architectural design created by Studio mk27 is successfully supplemented and extended by the contemporary and stylish…
  • Leather Wall and Floor Tiles by Lapelle Design

    Vania
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Brand new wall and floor coverings designed by Studio Lapèlle, tiles with a unique “touch” able to create a new extremely evocative glossary of interior design. Read the rest of Leather Wall and Floor Tiles by Lapelle Design originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Layers of White – Penthouse Located in Tel Aviv

    Vania
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    Layers of white – this is how the architects from Pitsou Kedem Architects call their new penthouse project located in Tel Aviv. Spacious, modern and full of light – is what we can add. Read the rest of Layers of White – Penthouse Located in Tel Aviv originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Residence in the Swiss Alps by Cubica Studio

    Vania
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    Cubica Studio uses characteristically modern furniture in basic white colors to bright this brown colored interior. They are focused mainly on functionality, quality and design details that create character to the space. Read the rest of Residence in the Swiss Alps by Cubica Studio originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • 3d Papercraft for Your Home by Holger Hoffmann

    Vania
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Papertrophy is a series of wall-mounted and freestanding paper craft decor designed in Berlin by Holger Hoffmann. The collection is a contemporary take on mounted heads and taxidermy. This hunting trophies are made by eco-friendly paper. Read the rest of 3d Papercraft for Your Home by Holger Hoffmann originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
 
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  • Do designers steal ideas from each other?

    trendoffice
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    Or ideas are just floating in the air and suddenly we find a lot of similar designs? These thoughts inevitably appear when looking to some of the new designs presented at the last IMM Cologne: ligne... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Trends from IMM Cologne 2015

    trendoffice
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    Soft, rounded forms and pastels again: Zeitraum CORLigne Roset Artek PoradaMDF ItaliaArtisanSoftlineOndarreta google_ad_client = "pub-7653206195145410";google_ad_width = 180; google_ad_height =... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Easy decorating ideas

    trendoffice
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Wall art in any form makes an instant statement and changes the atmosphere in a room: Birch Tree Decals Do What You Love Wall Decal - Quotes Wall Stickers - By CoolWallArt Would you like a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • More inspiration from IMM Cologne 2015 and Maison et Objet 2015

    trendoffice
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:57 am
    DUERO table and MARAIS chairs, MOBLIBERICA, CologneBoca do Lobo STAY table and ARA chairs, MOBLIBERICA, CologneBRABBU Luca Nichetto for De La Espada (source)Vivien... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • IMM 2015 - HIGHLIGHTS

    trendoffice
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:10 am
    One of the winners of the Pure Talents Contest of at imm cologne 2015 is Moritz Putzier: sourceHis Cooking Table, selected for the Pure Talents Contest 2015. Atelier writing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Urban Jungle Bloggers: Plants and Coffee

    Sarah
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:24 am
    This month’s topic for Urban Jungle Bloggers brings together two of my favourite things: Plants and Coffee. The theme instantly brought to mind images of sitting outside surrounded by nature and greenery, sipping an aromatic cup of coffee.  It’s always a simple, but blissful pleasure to savour. Whether sitting on a balcony, in a garden […]
  • 9 Clever Designs That Integrate Storage With Stairs

    Sarah
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    There are two elements of interior design I find particularly fascinating: staircases and smart storage ideas. Staircases are transitional spaces that take you on a journey, transporting you from one area to another. While at the same time, their forms can also create an interesting architectural feature or focal point. And who ever has enough […]
  • Why Scandinavian Homes Look So Spacious (And How To Copy The Look)

    Sarah
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:19 am
    Have you ever noticed that Scandinavian homes usually look so airy and spacious? You might therefore be surprised to learn that the average apartment in a city like Copenhagen or Stockholm isn’t particularly large. In fact some of them are downright tiny! I did some quick online research of properties for sale in those cities, […]
  • 7 Original Lighting Ideas To Brighten Your Home (And Your Mood)

    Sarah
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Let’s begin the first full week of January on a bright note. The combination of going back to work after the holidays, together with short winter days can lead to a touch of the blues. But here’s one way to lighten up those dark days – with some great lighting ideas. Researchers have made the […]
  • Happy New Year

    Sarah
    1 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    Happy new year! My new year wishes to you are that you should have a happy, healthy and successful year. May 2015 be your year. 1 book. 12 chapters. 365 pages. Write a good one!
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Sarah Dennis

    Cat How
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    “I set my alarm for 7.30am but I love to snooze and normally don’t get out of bed until about 8am. I have real problems with my alarm – I’m a really deep sleeper and can sleep through almost anything, I really need a fog horn to wake me up! “As it’s Winter now I’m eating porridge (in the summer it’s Marmite on toast). I don’t go wild with the decorations, you won’t find me sprinkling nuts or bathing it in yogurt, I’ll normally add a drizzle of honey or if I’m feeling really adventurous I might stick a bit of jam in there, and of…
  • Tom Jennings

    Rog How
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:44 am
    Horay for things with little fake plastic noses stuck to them! We salute you Tom Jennings - an illustrator, artist and designer working in London – for your simple but effective idea. These little pieces – part of Tom’s Nose Show – are based on the easy-does-it concept of making faces on things with the addition of a nose. The show featured over 400 hand made noses, ten photographic works showing characters created from fruit and vegetables, a range of assemblage pieces and an LCD screen displaying photographs of faces created both by Tom and by other people using…
  • Stocking Fillers & Secret Santas! Great Gift Ideas for £15 & Under…

    Cat How
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    1. Dominoes Set (£12.95) / 2. Bike Bookmark (£4.95) / 3. Condiment & Preserve Gift Set (£10.00) / 4. Haarlem Tea Light Set (£12.00) / 5. Christmas Pudding Leggings (£10.00) / 6. Playing Cards (£9.95) / 7. My Five A Day Tea Towel (£10.00) / 8. Gold Mug (£7.95) / 9. Saaret Make Up Case (£8.50) / 10. My Tea Light Holder – Yellow (£7.95) / 11. Bubble Glass Cup – Venice Red (£4.95) / 12. Rocket Leggings (£10.00) / 13. Pocket Notebook – Black (£7.95) / 14. Bubble Glass Cup Large – Burnt Orange (£7.95) / 15. Marmalade Gift Set (£10.00) / 16.
  • Win A Full Refund Of Your Order! Simply Shop With Howkapow This Week…

    Rog How
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    ‘Tis the season of goodwill so we’ve one more little festive giveaway up our elfish sleeves before this fine old year 2014 is out! This one is simple: if you place an order any time from now until December 10th you’ll be in the draw to getting your entire order fully refunded. Just like that. So effectively you’ll be getting it all for free. Don’t say we don’t spoil you! The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email on December 10th about their win. This competition is open to anyone, all over the world! It makes no difference how big…
  • Great Gift Ideas For £60 & Under!

    Cat How
    29 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    1. Floating Fish Mobile (£42.95) / 2. Weekend Bag Poppy (£49.95) / 3. Canary Silk & Cotton Blend Scarf (£48.00) / 4. Snowman Print (£50.00) / 5. Branches Print (£50.00) / 6. Navy Lotus Serving Bowl (£45.00) / 7. Round Copper Tray (£44.95) / 8. Tiger Feet Print (£40.00) / 9. My Teapot Grey (£47.50) / 10. Enamelware Pie Set White & Blue (£44.95) / 11. White Bear Black Bear Cushion (£45.00) / 12. Crystal Collar Necklace (£58.00) / 13. My Large Cake Stand Blue (£49.95) / 14. £50 Gift Voucher (£50.00) / 15. Enamelware Bake Set White & Blue (£54.95) The post…
 
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  • Modern Renovation Of A Classic Apartment in Viennese

    Daumantas
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    A classic 130m² apartment located in the 15th  district of Vienna named Apartment H+M was renovated by destilat Design Studio. With integration of modern elements this spacious apartment was adapted to the requirements of the modern lifestyle but at the same time preserved its own history. The result is an amazing connection between old and new Master bedroom was significantly expanded by integrating a built-in closets. The kitchen was integrated into the living area by creating an additional area for a children.  Tiny bathroom was turned into a wellness zone with sauna.  Studio…
  • Renovated Apartment In Brussels

    Daumantas
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Architecture studio AUXAU, from Belgium have renovated this 75m² apartment in Brussels.  After just a few months they transformed a typical three-in-a-row apartment into a modern, spacious and bright house with two bedrooms. Before the renovation, flat in the popular neighborhood of Flagey-Ixelles had only one small living room, one bedroom with a connected bathroom and a separate kitchen. All apartment had laminated flooring and false ceilings. They have brought a large cube into the middle of the apartment. Inside the cube there is an open kitchen, toilets and a separate bathroom. This…
  • Tumblr Collection #10

    Daumantas
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    Another inspiration collection from Tumblr for the weekend! Via Via   Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via
  • Hertfordshire Home by Alessandro Isola

    Ieva
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    Since there are a lot of sophisticated modern classic lovers, today we’re sharing a luxurious residential interior designed by Alessandro Isola. Nature inspired elements are the unifying theme for the numerous spaces in the house, which perfectly reflect the countryside location. Accent elements have been created in each room like the handcrafted balustrade and laser cut metal door which feature an abstraction of timber grain, also specialised wall finishes where leaves and branches are used as inspiration, and the grass infused resin panel in the swimming pool area. The main idea was…
  • Mazuria Arte Manor Hotel and SPA

    Ieva
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:27 am
    While the most waited (or hated) Holidays are in the past, and the Valentine’s Day is coming up, today you’ll see an amazing, luxurious, boutique place, located in the Great Masurian Lakes, near Elk and Augustow. It’s an old manor house restored to a hotel, called Mazuria Arte Manor Hotel and SPA, and welcomes guests to stay and relax, to taste delicious meals and enjoy the lake view. The property is located on the shore of lake complex Stacki, White, Quail and Rajgrodzkie, on its territory there is a private lake, only available for guests. The vast 100 acre space of…
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  • 15 Utterly Bold and Sleek Attic Living Room Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:19 am
    As you know, attic is no longer the forgotten dusty place in the house, since transforming the attic into a livable and functional room is one of the hottest design trends, nowadays. Creating a living room in the attic is perfect for people with small size houses. Living room in the attic is usually decorated The post 15 Utterly Bold and Sleek Attic Living Room Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Feminine Feel in 11 Bold Living Room Designs 11 Green and White Living Room Design Ideas 9 Magnificient Tangerine and White Living Room Design Ideas
  • 10 Hot Kitchen Design Trends in 2015 For a New, Modern Glow

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    If you feel like your kitchen is outdated and you were planing a remodeling, you are on the right place to be. Along with the new year came also new hot kitchen trends that can help you to make your kitchen shines as brand new. From year to year, designers and homeowners invent ways to The post 10 Hot Kitchen Design Trends in 2015 For a New, Modern Glow appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 13 Cool Pendant Lighting Design Trends for 2015 10 Classy Chic Kitchen Ideas with Brass Accent 10 Modern Bar Stool Design Ideas For Kitchen Interior
  • 8 New Modern Colorful Area Rugs for Kid’s bedrooom

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:33 am
    Kid’s bedroom is the most fun and interesting room for decorating. The area rug is a great element that can bring cheerful, lively and interesting ambiance in the kid;s bedroom interior. The colorful area rug is perfect for creating a lively, upbeat and adorable appearance of your kid’s bedroom. The colorful area rug will surely The post 8 New Modern Colorful Area Rugs for Kid’s bedrooom appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Adorable Ikea Kid’s Bedroom Ideas for 2015 Top 7 Fashionable Kid’s Bedroom Designs 10 Colorful Bedroom Interior Design Ideas
  • 11 Chic Accent Living Room Chair Designs

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Adding a bold accent chair in the living room is a great way to boost up the aesthetic appearance of the interior and provide the place with chic, modern and contemporary focal point. The accent chair always stand out in the living room and has the power to highlight the modern and contemporary appearance of The post 11 Chic Accent Living Room Chair Designs appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Feminine Feel in 11 Bold Living Room Designs 10 Classy Chic Kitchen Ideas with Brass Accent 10 Modern Mid Century Living Room Interior Design Idea
  • 9 Magnificient Tangerine and White Living Room Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    The formula for cheery and bright living room is the right color combination, for instance tangerine and white. These two color tones are perfect together in terms of creating a fresh and lively ambiance in the living room. The tangerine brings opulent, lively and vibrant energy in the interior, while white soothes down the excessive The post 9 Magnificient Tangerine and White Living Room Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 11 Green and White Living Room Design Ideas 10 Vibrant Orange Living Room Interior Design Ideas 10 Modern Grey Living Room Interior Design…
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  • Creating a Harmonious Feng Shui Home with Colors

    interiordesignet
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    Color is a thing that Feng Shui employs to be able to attracting positive power occasions our liveable space. When you are setting up your home’s colour business, you need to pick to the type of energy you will need accordingly. This guide will help we all in finding the right colors that you can think of a harmonious home. Red This is actually the colour of fireplace, which represents divine vitality. It really is advised to utilize reddish colored with caution. Crimson is better because the color of little ornamental items in your living places, instead of with large furnishings or wall…
  • Calgary Stagers – Directing The Way To A Profitable Real-estate Empire

    interiordesignet
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Real estate has exploded right into a prospering enterprise in Europe. The world offers a huge, abundant a large plot that provides a lot of job opportunities, normal materials, and areas for real-est tasks. Due to this the united states is flocked by migrants each year. Real estate investors are not hesitant to risk their funds on property opportunities any more. Because the Canadians’ requirement for a pleasant and protected house has increased, a number of actual-property companies started off business in the area. Most of these acclaimed companies are generally from Calgary.  …
  • White Kitchen Cabinets: How to Brighten Up Your Kitchen

    interiordesignet
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Do you have ideas to work with your kitchen remodeling? If yes then have a white kitchen cabinet can be a source of ideas for kitchen remodeling which is not limited to whether light colors or dark colors on the design of your kitchen. The white color of a kitchen cabinet will be able to give a bright accent, have a strong appeal as well as provide larger effects on a small kitchen area. As it is white colored, this type of kitchen cabinet will be very easy to look dirty. Also you will easily notice any fingerprints or hand tracks spilled food or drink. Therefore, the product of white kitchen…
  • How Can an Illuminated Mirror Improve Your Bathroom?

    interiordesignet
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    Have you utilized illuminated bathroom mirrors? The valuable task of the ordinary mirror’s frequently doesn’t get the proper attention of homeowners in their homes. What if it is an illuminated mirror for the bathroom? Illuminated mirrors for the bathroom which you can purchase are available in numerous selections along with model, color, size and design. You don’t need to worry at this time to determine the right choice on an illuminated bathroom mirrors for your bathroom because this type of mirror is available in assorted of designs, shapes and sizes that can be fitting for…
  • Simple Guidance to Choose Your Right Coffee Table

    interiordesignet
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    Nowadays, various types of coffee tables have been flooding the market of modern furniture. The design of the living room and your budget also greatly affect whether you can get the best or not. Please follow these clues below which are very useful for all homeowners: Types, characteristics and daily functions of the room you put the coffee tables should be your main consideration when determining the coffee tables type and then buy them. There are types of tables designed to beautify the room decor but these table types are rather weak to support daily activities. In addition there are also…
 
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – January 30

    Emma Harger
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:34 pm
    This week at Lights Online, we did something big: we launched a giveaway of stylish Savoy House chandeliers featured on the Property Brothers Atlanta season. Enter to win your choice from 3 possible selections! We also published our first in a series of collaborative blog posts with Inspired LED, this one focusing on kitchen lighting ideas. All this week, we’ve also been collecting design inspirations to share with you on Friday as always. To see some more cool lighting looks that just barely missed being in this article, visit our Stunning Lighting pinboard. LG’s flexible light…
  • Kitchen Lighting Ideas with Inspired LED

    Emma Harger
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Welcome to the first installment of a collaborative blog series between Inspired LED and Lights Online! We’re going to look at lighting ideas for different rooms, discovering places to add low-voltage lighting, like the fixtures you can find from Inspired LED, as well as fixtures you can find here on Lights Online. Let’s start with kitchen lighting ideas because the kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the home. The kitchen is a natural gathering place in the home because it’s welcoming—and it also contains food, which sweetens the deal! Because the kitchen is so…
  • Win a Savoy House Chandelier (as seen on Property Brothers Atlanta)!

    Emma Harger
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Here at Lights Online, we’re really excited to kick off 2015 with a special giveaway of a chandelier that was featured on HGTV’s hit show Property Brothers. UPDATE: We were so excited by the response from the first two days of our giveaway that we decided to expand the scope of it. Now we have three Savoy House chandeliers that you can choose from if you are the winner! Instead of being limited to the Maverick chandelier, you now have your choice from three Savoy House chandeliers!  Now, the Alsace and Epoque are added to the options available to you. Those who have already…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – January 23

    Emma Harger
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    We had a great week here on Lights Online! Noticing a pattern in the posts from our visit to #atlmkt, we wrote an easy guide to lights with black shades that add lots of drama to your home. Speaking of that market tour series, we finished it up this week by looking at the StyleCraft and Uttermost showrooms. Over the course of this week, too, we’ve collected lots of great design inspirations and had a tough time picking just 10 to share with you. Somehow we managed, so enjoy! You should also check out our Stunning Lighting Pinterest board because a lot of really inventive-looking light…
  • 32 Beautiful Scenes from Uttermost’s Atlanta Showroom

    Emma Harger
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:33 am
    The Uttermost showroom at Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market is huge. Actually, it’s more like two separate showrooms, flanking either side of a hallway. The showroom, therefore, is huge and full of treasures that span a wide variety of decor styles and ideas, ready for visitors like me to discover. I found 32 of them that I want to share with you! Let’s run down the trends I spy here: Industrial: My favorite of the industrial looks seen here might be the drum pendant that looks like concrete, but isn’t nearly as heavy or cold. Wood: Our friend wood,…
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  • Ten Interior Designers to Follow on Social Media

    Sandy Henderson
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:33 am
     Jump in with 10 impressive, innovative, out-of-the-box, interior designers you might want to follow. When you follow a number of […] The post Ten Interior Designers to Follow on Social Media appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Custom Rugs – Some Inexpensive Options

    Sandy Henderson
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    Have you ever had trouble finding an inexpensive area rug option for that odd shaped room? Or looking for a […] The post Custom Rugs – Some Inexpensive Options appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Three Most Popular Custom Logo Rug Styles

    Sandy Henderson
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Producing custom logo mats is not costly. Development and design methods are making the procedure quicker, with amazing outcomes! You’ll […] The post Three Most Popular Custom Logo Rug Styles appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Generate Revenue with Custom Logo Entrance Mats

    Sandy Henderson
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Rug Rats is your online source for custom logo entrance mats. Rug Rats specializes in personalized custom logo entrance mats […] The post Generate Revenue with Custom Logo Entrance Mats appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Rosecore Carpets Envisions Collection – Eros & Amorphous Custom Rugs

    Sandy Henderson
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    ROSECORE CARPETS & CUSTOM RUGS MODERN LUXURY THAT MAKES AN IMPACT FOR YOUR CUSTOM AREA RUG Sink your feet into modern […] The post Rosecore Carpets Envisions Collection – Eros & Amorphous Custom Rugs appeared first on Rug Rats.
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    Mupplebee

  • 10 Ways To Be Just Another Meh Interior Designer That No One Gives A Shit About

    Alycia Wicker
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    Mupplebee There you are, sitting down to write another blog post that nobody will give two shits about. It all seems so hopeless and pointless. Really, what makes you different that the other 70,000 interior designers? You do the same shit they do. Clients have seen most of it before. So if you want to be […] The post 10 Ways To Be Just Another Meh Interior Designer That No One Gives A Shit About appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Cheap Interior Design Services Websites Are Killing Your Business

    Alycia Wicker
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    Mupplebee You are the chosen one. You’ve been invited to sell your soul to the devil for just $99 on one of these new interior design services websites that connects you with a homeowner who needs your help. (Should someone be cueing up the angels?) Yay? Or not. Cheap interior design services are what they are selling […] The post Cheap Interior Design Services Websites Are Killing Your Business appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • How To Make More Money In Interior Design

    Alycia Wicker
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Mupplebee If you want to know how to make more money in interior design you must have this ONE thing. Watch the video to see what’s I’m yapping about. Often times we get so overwhelmed when it comes to creating a design business that we love. There are so many other things we could be doing, but […] The post How To Make More Money In Interior Design appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Passive Income For Interior Designers

    Alycia Wicker
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mupplebee When I started my interior design business my goal was to never ever speak to people on the phone. My website and email were to do all the heavy lifting. I had these ideas about how I was going to run my business, but it didn’t work at first. I just wanted to create a bunch […] The post Passive Income For Interior Designers appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Ideal Interior Design Clients: 3 Super Useful Tips To Find Them

    Alycia Wicker
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mupplebee Finding the ideal interior design clients doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, when you set up your brand and website that’s all you’re gonna attract. Take me, for instance. The content I put out into the world, the way I talk, my brand – everything about it attracts only my dream clients. I […] The post Ideal Interior Design Clients: 3 Super Useful Tips To Find Them appeared first on Mupplebee.
 
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  • Long Term Value of Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: What’s the Return on Your Investment (ROI)?

    caitlink
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    There are many reasons why homeowners choose to remodel their homes. Generally, the main reasons are to improve the look and feel of their space, increase its value, and nowadays, improve energy efficiency. In extreme situations (such as natural disasters), homeowners may be faced with less cosmetic renovations that may include securing a foundation or improving the insulation. In any event, it’s important to assess the situation and ask yourself: “Which room do I need to renovate the most and will the renovation bring a maximum return on my investment (ROI)?” Kitchen and bathroom…
  • 7 Money-Saving Tips for Your 2015 Home Improvement Projects

    caitlink
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    With 2015 upon us, there’s no doubt the majority of Americans have already formulated a list of well-intentioned resolutions – and may have even included some type of home improvement project in the mix. Financial experts say that Americans took more control of their finances and made money-related resolutions more of a priority in 2014 than they have in the last five years. According to the Fidelity Investments: Fidelity 2014 New Year Financial Study, short-term savings goals are becoming more prevalent, making it easier to stay focused on turning smaller resolutions into reality.
  • 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

    caitlink
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Every year, on January 1st, you begin to think about all of the things you want to do differently in the New Year. Lose weight. Exercise more. Drink less. Save money. Pay off debt. Spend more time with the family. But what about setting some goals for your home improvement objectives? Meeting goals for your home can help you feel less stressed and more organized in your life. You can even pick one thing to focus on per month, so you won’t feel overwhelmed about having to get everything done at once! 1) Clear the Clutter! Make folders where you can store different kinds of mail – bills,…
  • 9 Quick Kitchen Makeover Updates You Can Do Before Your Holiday Guests Arrive

    MBecchi
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
      Are you hosting holiday gatherings this year? Do you feel like your kitchen doesn’t quite look presentable? Well Granite Transformations has some quick and easy makeover updates you can do to your kitchen to brush it up and make it look and feel like new again. Even the smallest touches can make a huge difference. So start now – the holidays are right around the corner! Here are some festive and functional kitchen makeover updates to help you prepare for the busy holiday season:   1. Get New Countertops: With Granite Transformations, you can update and enhance your kitchen…
  • 6 Hot Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

    MBecchi
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    According to findings from the 2014 Houzz & Home Survey, remodeling trumps moving – homeowners would rather remodel their homes than buy a new one, and if they embark in a remodel, it means they are there to stay. This is due in part because remodeling gives them the control to make their homes function exactly how they want. The strengthening of the housing market is fueling the remodeling industry. With all of this optimism in the housing market and the remodeling industry, there are certain design trends in kitchens that are expected to continue and increase in popularity in the…
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  • Maison et Object 2015 – First hours day one – Best of so far

    decorationlovers
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:25 am
    It has started, one os the most amazing design fairs in the World! There is still people in line trying to get inside to see all the amazing brands and designers inside. Do you want to have a pick before everyone? Well we already have some pictures. Enjoy and go to Maison et Object 2015! … Continue reading Maison et Object 2015 – First hours day one – Best of so far →
  • Villa Altair – Real Estate in France – Modern architecture Luxury Villa

    decorationlovers
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    Are you feeling like buying a villa? How about something like this in the south of France by the sea?Filed under: DESIGN, HIGH END PROJECTS, HOMES & PALACES, HOTELS & RESORTS, LUXURY LIVING, TRAVEL THE WORLD
  • Architect Tips – How to get creative easily!!

    decorationlovers
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    Are you in love for architecture and you don’t know how to star your project? Do you need some easy tips on how to start an amazing project? We will follow the Architect Emad Zand on this ideas for his project. All you have to do is follow his tips and get to work! If … Continue reading Architect Tips – How to get creative easily!! →
  • Interior Design through the lens of Wes Anderson

    decorationlovers
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:13 am
    After watching The Grand Budapest Hotel, you’ll start to feel a strong love towards Wes Anderson. There’s no question TGBH is one of the greatest design driven movies of all time. The attention to detail in every scene is astonishing and creates an unique ambience that envolves you. Have a peek at some of Wes Anderson’s … Continue reading Interior Design through the lens of Wes Anderson →
  • TOP SMART TABLE DESIGN WITH AMBIENT – TABLEAIR

    decorationlovers
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    TableAir is a smart table which changes with a person’s posture throughout the day. A unique electric motor device makes the TableAir lifting process a smooth and silent affair, unlike competitors. The TableAir can be controlled in two ways: either using the TableAir App or with the TableAir smart button. We looked at the height … Continue reading TOP SMART TABLE DESIGN WITH AMBIENT – TABLEAIR →
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  • Interior Design Dream Giveaway

    purelygenuine
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Happy FRIDAY! It has been such a crazy busy month and to celebrate I am surprising you with an amazing giveaway!  Who doesn’t like a good giveaway? This one is too good to be true. Really!  I am going to keep this post short and sweet and get right into the details because really, that’s all you really care about, right? Me too! Honestly, if I could enter this giveaway I would. I have teamed up with two amazing and talented designers,  Christina from Diva By Design and Gina Baran from Distictive Design by Gina,  to bring you an Interior Design Dream! Christina…
  • How to Select Pillows and Throws

    purelygenuine
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:28 am
    One of the fastest and easiest ways to liven up a room is to add some fun and colorful pillows.  It adds some character and personality to the room.  If you purchase pillow covers you can easily change them out every season. Pick Out Sizes For Sofas, I like to use this layout: Use two 22”x22” pillows on each side of the sofa Use one 20”x20” pillow on one side in front of the 22”x22” pillow Use one 18”x18” pillow on the opposite side again in front of the 22”x22” pillow Optional…You can use a rectangular pillow, 14”x22”, in the gap in the center of the sofa (I…
  • How to Select a Rug

    purelygenuine
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Before you go out and buy a rug, you’ll need to consider a few things before you do it.  I’ve come up with a list of things you’ll need to do before you decide on a rug: ROOM LAYOUT First things first, you’ll need to figure out what your room layout is going to be before you go any further.  If you have dining room that should be pretty easy, there’s not a whole lot you can do as far as space planning in a dining room.  That can be a different story if the rug is for your living room and there are several ways you can arrange your furniture. Here are some examples of…
  • Syna Harris Home Salon

    purelygenuine
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Happy Thursday everyone, tomorrow the weekend starts.  And I always look forward to that.  Today I want to highlight a project that was finished just over a year ago. I have a really good friend that started her own salon in her home.  I know what you’re thinking, she’s not one of those people who washes her clients hair in the kitchen sink.  She’s got a real salon!  and it’s beautiful. I can’t take much credit for how it turned out though, (I didn’t do much besides help her choose out the accessories for the space) she’s got really great design…
  • Clever Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

    purelygenuine
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This post is all about clever ways to organize your kitchen.  I am one of those people that wishes I had a bigger kitchen, not just a little bigger, A LOT bigger.  Last week I organized my closet and this week it’s the kitchen.  Today I took on the project of cleaning out and organizing the pantry and cleaning out the top cabinets.  I got rid of a lot of things I haven’t used or have rarely used since we moved in nearly 7 years ago.  These little tiny cabinets are so cute to look at and they are great for storing those big bulky kitchen items.  I should have takes a picture…
 
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  • Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

    Alexandra C.
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    We’re delighted to announce Barnlight Originals has won the Best of Houzz 2015 award for customer satisfaction! Read the full press release on our website.  We are humbled and thankful to be given this special recognition. The Houzz community consists of more than 25 million monthly users and more than 500,000 home professionals. The Best of Customer Satisfaction honor was given to us based on the votes of this large network. The award is determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. We’d like thank you,…
  • Ongoing Trend Alert: Copper Everything

    Alexandra C.
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Feel like déjà vu? The copper trend of 2014 is continuing on as strongly as ever into 2015 according to noteworthy interior design specialists such as Cheryl Hucks,  Leedy Interiors, and Decorator’s Wisdom. Why would this metal stick around for another year? First off, it’s an incredibly warm color that can easily mix with virtually any interior design scheme: rustic, elegant, vintage, modern, industrial, eclectic, urban, rural, farmhouse, and the list goes on…. Secondly, this metal is completely timeless and chic. It’s as if it were gold’s daughter debutante…
  • In the Mood for Red & Green

    Alexandra C.
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Christmas is right around the corner, and with this special time of years comes lots of joy, love, celebration, and laughter. The holidays bring memories, good food, cozy smells, and warm homes––helping winter usher in good will and love for our fellowmen that last the whole year through. To celebrate, we thought it’d be fun to show you the many ways your barn lighting can take on the classic holiday color scheme––red and green. Go on and stare at these “emerald” and “ruby” finishes that are en vogue well after St. Nick has flown back to the North…
  • 5 Easy Ways to Bring Cheer to Your Front Porch

    Alexandra C.
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:40 pm
    We get it. The end of the year is here, and you feel like time is literally running out. “How will I possibly accomplish everything on my pre-Christmas to-do list?” you ask yourself, eyeing the calendar. As Julie Andrews would say, “Why not start at the very beginning”–your front porch–“a very good place to start?” We’ve put together a list of 5 EASY ways you can bring cheer to your front porch, featuring photos from some of our favorite designers, bloggers, homeowners, and more. Take a look––   (1) Hang a winter wreath on…
  • Check Out Our Sleek New Houzz Website!

    Alexandra C.
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
      Have you heard of Houzz? If so, then you know how useful it is for finding anything and everything your home could need! If you haven’t heard of this social site, then be sure to check it out because it really is as the owners claim, “the leading platform for home remodeling and design.” It uniquely brings homeowners and home professionals together in a fun social and visual way. Barnlight Originals has had a professional profile on Houzz for some time, but with Houzz’s recent release of their Site Designer, we decided to join the party and create one of…
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  • Favorite Finds At “Pacific Grove Antiques”

    Kimberly Edwards
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    “Original Oil Painting, So Much Exquisite Detail With Old World Charm! Love The Dramatic Gold Frame!” “Dreams Of A Winter Wonderland Under A Delicate Domed Glass “Cloche”, So Extremely Lovely!” “One Of Pacific Grove Antique’s Finest Vintage Angels, Looking So Old World Dreamy In Pale Shades Of Loveliness!” “This Parisian Vignette Is Gorgeous And Waiting To Be Yours! The Vintage Clock Is The Epitome Of Chic Beauty”! “Beautiful Madonna Reproduction, Very Enchanting Craftsmanship And Perfect Shade Of Colors!”…
  • “Precious Blooming Moments”

    Kimberly Edwards
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:34 am
    “Exquisite Pale Shades Of Creamy Loveliness With A Vintage Ballerina” “Vision Of Feminine Beauty Contrasted With Enchanting Faded Blooms” “Love This Vignette! Vintage Tea Set Mixed With Retro Poodle And Precious Roses!” “Ceramic Bust All Dressed Up With Vintage Mink Hat And Luscious Fading Hydrangea & Roses” “Vintage Vignette Layered With Creamy Roses, Love This Young Girl With Her Poodle” “My Exquisite Italian Alabaster Bust With Vintage Feathered Hat And Her Gift Of Equally Exquisite Beauties!” “Artistically…
  • “Holiday Inspirations”

    Kimberly Edwards
    27 Dec 2014 | 2:14 am
    “A Favorite Vintage Inspired Ornament That Is Looking Christmas Card Perfect! “The Crowning Glory Of My Tree, A White Christmas Peacock With Glorious Angel Wings! Look What A Little Silver Tinsel Can Do To Your Tree, Amazing!” “Shimmery & Bright With A Crimson Bird As The Centerpiece!” “Enchanting Felted Woodland Sprite, She Looks At Home Here Among The Feathers & Greenery!” “Magical Marie Antoinette, Isn’t She Lovely! “My Dream Worthy Christmas Tree, Adorned With White Feathers & Silver Tinsel” “Oh So Merry…
  • Luxurious Shopping At “The Maids Quarters”

    Kimberly Edwards
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:33 am
    “Exquisite Collection Of Pillows, Displayed Beautifully. Gorgeous French Chandelier Hangs Overhead As The Defining Star Of This Enchanting Loveliness!” “The Maids Quarters Has Created A Dreamy Winter Wonderland For Their Window Display, LOVE IT!” “I Adore This Sweet & Graphic Style Pillow, It’s So Colorful and Playful” “Yummy Colors & Textures Mixed With My Favorite Nest Collection Of Candles & Bath Products.” “Happy Holidays From The Maids Quarters! This Precious Statue Is All Decked Out For Christmas And Is Welcoming…
  • Dreaming Of A “Magpie” Christmas

    Kimberly Edwards
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:57 pm
    “Take Me To Paris! This Vignette Is So Romantic & Pretty, Love These Decorative “Christmas Cheer” Paper Shoes! “Magical Pink Happiness! Glittery Decorations Looking Fabulous On Magpie’s Signature Pink Tree” “Glorious Whimsical Beauty With A Vintage Feeling! This Truly Captures The Essence Of Magpie!” “Distinctively Parisian With A Touch Of Playful Whimsy!” “Love The Creamy Shimmery Reindeer Adorned By The Perfect Shabby Chic Wreath” “Dreaming Of A Parisian Pink Christmas! Such A Enchanting Vision Of…
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  • 30 Porch Designs for Lovely Home

    Fitri
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    A great porch designs made by some elements that you can not avoid. One element wasted will crash the overall design. So, unsure all of the elements are connected to each other. These are some of the important porch design elements you have pay attention to: Size : Do not waste your time and money […]
  • 5 Things : How To Use Sparkling Table Runner

    Danty
    18 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    Interesting view of dining table will make the atmosphere banquet be more enjoyable. In addition to laying napkin or serviette that folded and laid out neatly, tablecloths, beautiful cutlery set, it turns out there is the other important element that can be used to beautify the appearance of the dining table, it is a table […]
  • Glass End Tables for Your Admirable Room

    Fitri
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Are you glass end tables lover? there are many benefits you can get from them. First is that you obviously can put anything on your tables. There may be one, two, or three all around your house to provide your furniture, glasses, books, or magazines. There are some glass end tables which have shelves underneath […]
  • 25 Awesome Pictures for Small Bathroom Shower Designs

    Admin
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Even we don’t spent much time at our bathroom, nice looking and comfortable bathroom is an absolute choice. Believe it or not, when people can enjoy their short of time in the bathroom, it can pump up our spirit to start the day or reduce stress after going through a rough day. If you one […]
  • Modern Living Room Designs Ideas For Your Inspiration

    Kai
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    Living rooms are design for many needs. They are for relaxing, socializing and also be used for eating, drinking, and entertaining. Next generation of living room needs the next generation designs. That is why the modern living room designs is popular for the contemporary style of homes. Modern living rooms are design for the whole […]
 
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  • 15 Reinvigorating Ways to Feel More Awake During the Day

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    Defeating the morning grogginess or pushing past that mid-afternoon slump can be challenging some days leading to our productivity to drop drastically. But fear not, here are 15 reinvigorating ways to feel more awake during the day. Workout There is often a misconception between the relationship of exercising and tiredness. Many people believe that working out will make us more tired and less able to function during the day. While this does sound like a fair assumption, there are studies which indicate otherwise. "Too often we believe that a quick workout will leave us worn out - especially…
  • 6 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Luxurious

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Everyone deserves a bit of luxury, and with the average person spending almost a third of their life asleep, it makes sense to transform your bedroom into the ultimate luxurious retreat. When we think of luxury, we think of grandeur, splendour and money. Isn’t luxurious interior design expensive? Well, no, it doesn’t have to be. Read on and discover how to transform your bedroom into a luxurious boudoir – you’ll be surprised how easy (and cheap) it can be… 1. Pick a Colour Scheme There’s two different ways to approach the luxury bedroom trend. Either opt for neutral lux or rich,…
  • Should I Take a Nap? (Decision Tree)

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    I’m sure we’ve all been there, asking ourselves that age old question, should I take a nap? With so many factors which can easily sway us between yes and no, we’ve decided to create a decision tree to help you in your time of need. Taking a quick nap with a sense of guilt lingering around you is never good, so take the weight off your mind and use our decision tree to put your mind at ease. You may be surprised by the outcome!
  • 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…
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  • 7 Reasons to Start a Home Staging Career in 2015

    aslinkey
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:01 pm
    7 Reasons to Start a Home Staging Career in 2015   I just got back from Las Vegas and the 2015 RESA Convention and my ears are buzzing with all the excitement and enthusiasm from home stagers across the globe.  I’ve been doing staging training for almost 10 years now and I can truly say there has never been a better time to start a home staging career than now!  Here are my 7 quick reasons why 2015 is the best time to start a home staging career but I’ll have more to report on the RESA Convention in coming blogs: 1. Home Stagers are Busier Than Ever! Yep, the general…
  • Free Calendar Download

    aslinkey
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Free Calendar to Get Organized in 2015 – Those of you who have taken any of my trainings know that I am a planner and list maker.  A long time ago, I created a blank week and month page that I keep in my files to print out and fill in and stay organized.  Even though I have an electronic calendar, Outlook and a day timer, I still like the feel and portability of a piece of paper.  It’s not fancy but I refer to it all the time!  The calendar allows you to set weekly and monthly goals, fill in the date you are starting and keep on your desk for easy reference.  Hope you like it…
  • 4 Steps to Finding Your “Calling” in 2015

    aslinkey
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    4 Steps to Finding Your Calling in 2015 Another year went by in a flash and I’m taking a moment reflecting on what can help me to slow down time, be very intentional in my planning and focus on my “calling”.  The reality is that everybody has a “calling” and your job should be finding out what that “calling” is for 2015.  In Stanford’s graduation ceremony this year, Nike founder Phil Knight said something very profound to the young, excited new grads: You see, when you find what you were meant to do, what gets your blood going and keeps you up…
  • 3 Ways to Start a Bidding War Through Home Staging

    aslinkey
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:12 pm
    3 Ways to Start a Bidding War Through Home Staging 2014 was a good year for the real estate and home staging industry!  On average, homes that were professionally staged by an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager made over 10% more than homes that were not staged*.  As we get ready to gear up for an even hotter Spring 2015 home selling market, I wrote down 3 ways to get a bidding war on a home for sale.  Within my tips for getting a bidding war, I feature an amazing home transformation that you will not believe!  This article is featured in the National Association of Realtors, Styled,…
  • RESA Awards 2015

    aslinkey
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    RESA Awards I’m truly honored and excited to be nominated by RESA as the Most Innovative Product or Service of the year for our Staging Mentors program!  What makes this RESA Award nomination so special  and unique is that it’s not about me… This nomination is for the many, wonderful, successful, veteran stagers in our industry who generously give their time and knowledge to new stagers in order to elevate the industry as a whole. I truly believe in learning from those who have tread that path before you and networking with mentors in your field.  The many mentors who I…
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  • 7 ways of Using Text in Decor

    Tejas Madaye
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
    There is a reason why designers are obsessed with words, be it graphics or interiors. Words when combined with visuals can create a very meaningful impact. For that particular reason designers and decorators are on the lookout for inspiration using typography for their own designs. Based on this concept we have chalked out 7 inspirational ideas to decorate your homes using interesting words and creative typography. Quote your wall Quotes are often considered a powerful source of inspiration. A doze of wisdom once a while is good to keep yourself focused. They are reasonably cheap and…
  • Introducing Luna: Sleeping just got Smarter

    Shruti Verma
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:46 am
    Smart devices now are not meant to be used only for while you’re awake. Luna is a smart mattress cover designed to give you a better sleep – now that’s something everyone could use! A good night’s sleep is sometimes harder to get than you would imagine. Luna makes sure that your bed being too cold isn’t one of the reasons that stop you from having pleasant dreams. Once synced with your smart phone or tablet, Luna allows the user to set the ideal temperature of the bed. Sensors built in to the polyester mattress cover track your sleep patterns and the quality of your sleep…
  • Event: Times Decor Exhibition (23 Jan-26 Jan 2015)

    Tejas Madaye
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Expo India is organising the Times Decor event for manufacturers, retailers and service providers to showcase the latest industry trends to potential buyers ranging from architects, interior designers, retailers and many more. Image Courtesy: IndiaExpo   Show Highlights: More than 200 Manufacturers, retailers and service providers are going to showcase latest and innovative products and trends of the design and construction industry. India’s Top notch Interior designers, architects, manufacturers, retailers and services providers attending the event. Be there to: Access to tens of…
  • Transforming Chair Design: Excocet

    Tejas Madaye
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:42 pm
    You may have seen a chair flip, you may have seen a chair slide, you must have also seen it split into two and surely you must have seen it twist and turn. But never have you seen a chair that can do it all. For the very first time comes a new kind of chair created by Montreal-based designer Stephane Leathead called ‘Excocet’. This product is the very first offering of design studio Designarium who strive to bring creativity by expressing it through their designs. How it works.   The chair has a mechanism that works on identical wooden platform assembled on a rotating cylinder. This…
  • Design by Numbers : The Dining Table

    Shruti Verma
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    4 seater or 6 seater, round or square – what are the magic numbers that will help you choose the right dining table. Without getting deep into the ergonomics of dining tables, here are some numbers you should keep in mind.  2’ – the clear space each person needs at a table     3’6” to 4’ – clear space needed between a table and a wall for someone to be able to walk behind the chairs   30” – the perfect height for an ergonomic dining table   1’ – clearance height required between the chair seat and the table   4’– diameter of a round table…
 
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  • Our Latest Interior Design Project Features this Stunning Textured Wallpaper

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Phillip Jeffries “Chain Reaction” The post Our Latest Interior Design Project Features this Stunning Textured Wallpaper appeared first on My Website.
  • Winter Blues

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    As temperatures in New England plummet below freezing, here at Catherine & McClure we are busy working on the interior design of a client’s Cape Cod beach house.  What better way to curtail the winter blues than designing a room in blue! This latest design project will start with their guest room, where we want to keep the blue tones vibrant and the fabrics casual and fun, yet sophisticated, as these client’s are looking for a Hamptons vibe in their seaside home.  Our search for fabrics turned up a new line that has fueled our inspiration.  With its bold color blocking,…
  • Soft Luxury Using a Subtle Embroidered Fabric

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
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  • Add Stunning Glamour & Sparkle with this Ceiling Light Fixture

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
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  • Artists We Love

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    In working with our clients’ and designing special spaces within their homes, one of our most difficult (but rewarding) jobs is to select just the right piece of artwork to enhance the space and compliment our client’s personalities.  So, in the spirit of sharing some of our favorite things, we thought we would share some of our favorite artists!  Several years ago, we came across an artist named Susie Pryor. She is based out of Atlanta, GA where she is the owner of Pryor Fine Art. Over the past several years we have acquired a number of pieces from her gallery.  The work…
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  • Decorate Every Nook in Your Home!

    23 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    If you live in a smaller space or a uniquely shaped home, then you likely know the importance of utilizing every nook available.  Today I'm presenting some of the most stylish and space maximizing nooks around.    Image via House Beautiful, Designer Pat Healing, Douglas Friedman Photography We all have hallways, so why not use your hallway nook to your advantage? Consider
  • The Best BUDGET Decor Finds for Your Home

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:58 pm
    I've searched the web to bring you the BEST home decor and furniture finds on a budget.   These budget finds have high style, but a low price so your dollar can stretch! Take a look! Row 1:     1   //  2   //  3 Row 2:    4   //  5   //  6 Row 3:    7   //  8   //  9 Row 4:   10  //  11  //  12 I've saved the best deal for last!
  • Artist Spotlight Series: Sal Jones

    13 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Today I'm excited to introduce my monthly Artist Spotlight series!  I'm a lover of the fine arts and I am always delighted to discover an artist whose work is aesthetically impactful and tells a story.  This month I'm featuring painter and mixed media artist, Sal Jones of London! Sal Jones, You're Heartless, Oil Painting Her artwork, as described by Sal, is portrait style,
  • Add a Touch of Glamour with Mirrored Furniture

    9 Jan 2015 | 6:58 pm
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you could definitely use more mirrored furniture in your life.  Why?  Well, because mirrored furniture adds a touch of glamour to your space and makes you feel like a million bucks!  I guarantee it will make you feel good to look at too.  Take a look at these fab homes and you'll see just what I mean. 
  • Cottages, Cabins, & Cozy Winter Homes

    7 Jan 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Image via Houzz, Jessica Jubelirer Design  All of this cold weather has me thinking of cottages, cabins, and cozy winter homes!  I don't have a winter cottage to retreat to yet, but these beautiful homes certainly are an inspiration.  Take a look at these cozy and relaxed home designs. Image via Houzz, Charles Cunniffe Architects
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  • How SEO Contributes To Increased Online Presence in Singapore

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:40 am
    SEO is referred to as search engine optimization. This means making your website appear on all major search engines.It is achieved through the use of certain keywords that reflect what people are likely to search for on the internet. Basically, this is a marketing strategy that aims at increasing your popularity online, getting traffic and possible customer leads. With the high percentage of Singaporeans using the internet for work and play, is a factor that will make SEO play a significant role for businesses to be discovered online. First and foremost, using SEO makes it easier for…
  • Simple Interior Design Ideas in Singapore to Welcome the Year of the Sheep

    1 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    "Out with the old, in with the new", this is more than a mantra and has become a tradition for Singaporeans as Chinese New Year approaches. The year of the sheep is months away, and with it brings fortune and good luck. Some have wardrobe makeovers while most simply clean up their houses to sweep away bad luck. Others take house cleaning to another level by renovating or re-designing their abodes. Here are a few simple ideas that can make your home look and feel new again: Wear your white hat For small living rooms, make your space seem larger by using white paint on walls. Maintain this…
  • What You Need To Know About Singapore Money Lenders

    1 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    The kind of lifestyle we all lead these days is pretty grand, don’t you think? Before the advent of many modern conveniences, the simple life was often the normal life. Now, however, with rising prices and various wants and needs, there are times when the simple life is just not practical anymore to keep up. There is also the old saying to live within one’s means—but sometimes, you will find yourself short on cash at the moment. Perhaps you need to spend for a special occasion, or maybe put some money into a business venture. Whatever the case, there are times when you will…
  • Aircraft Static Displays Will Be A Highlight in Singapore Airshow 2016

    1 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Every two years, high-level government and military delegations, as well as senior corporate executives around the world attend the Singapore Airshow to forge partnerships and seal deals in this region. As Asia’s largest Airshow, this is the place to be for leading aerospace companies and budding players eager to make their mark in the international aerospace and defence market. The Singapore Airshow has a program called a static display, where visitors can see the different aircrafts on display up- close. A static display is when the aircraft is on the ground for viewing. There are…
  • Asian Inspired Outdoor Furniture for the Singapore Home

    26 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
    When decorating a home, resort, office or even outdoor space, these days, aesthetics is everything. More people like to invest some time and money into creating spaces they want to live in as opposed to spaces that are “just okay.” In Singapore despite the small spaces, outdoor are becoming more popular spaces to decorate. Gone are the days when people were fine with being cooped up inside. Now they want to enjoy the fresh air and natural light hence they buy outdoor furniture in order to do so. One big trend that shows in outdoor furniture’s is the Asian aesthetic. Asian…
 
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  • Home, Kitchen, & Bathroom Design Trends 2015

    Erin Davis
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    Here at Mosaik Design & Remodeling, we’re excited it’s 2015. A new year means hope and possibility. Specifically, it’s a fresh start to tackle those areas of your home you’re less than thrilled with. Whether you have plans to remodel or just dabble in design, you’ll want to know what trends are in for this year. We’ve rounded up some home, bath, and kitchen design trends for 2015, so keep reading! Interior Design Trends in 2015 Overall this year, a warm and homey look is replacing stark, cold modernism, according to Art of Kitchens designer Kesha Pillay. As such, driftwood and…
  • Company’s Coming! How to Clean House Fast

    Erin Davis
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    Did your in-laws text and say they’re only 15 minutes away? Are your relatives paying you a surprise visit? Breathe. You can do this. The kitchen table may be covered in wrapping paper, and cat fur might blanket the stairs, but all is not lost. These people won’t be doing a white-glove inspection. You just need a few pointers on how to clean house fast. These 8 tips will help you get the house into shape in record time. 1. Determine Your Priorities Close the doors to bedrooms, closets, laundry room, and anywhere else you can (that’s where you’ll stash stuff until everyone has left).
  • 10 Holiday Decorating Ideas on a Budget

    Erin Davis
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
    With Halloween behind us, it’s officially the holiday season (as retailers are no doubt reminding you). For many of us, our thoughts turn to our homes, as friends and relatives will be coming over for Thanksgiving dinner, holiday meals, or simply a mug of hot mulled wine in front of the fire. ‘Tis the season to make your home festive and welcoming — but how do you do that on a budget? You’re in luck. I’ve compiled 10 holiday decorating ideas that will have the biggest impact with the smallest price tag. (You’ve got holiday gifts to buy, after all.) Did I miss something? Let me…
  • How to Create Kitchen Color Schemes

    Erin Davis
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Kitchen Color Schemes 101 Welcome to the next post in our interior painting color series! Last time I talked about choosing an interior painting color palette. We covered the color wheel, analogous and complementary colors, and how different colors affect your mood. It’s worth a quick skim if you missed it. Today we’ll focus on what color you should paint your kitchen. There’s no one perfect kitchen color, but some are better than others. (The short version: White, cream, and light citrus and blues work well; avoid navy, black, and bright yellow.) I’ll suggest a few kitchen color…
  • Your Guide to an Interior Painting Color Palette

    Erin Davis
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Color is one of the most effective tools to establish the mood of a room. Before you even take in furniture, flooring, or decor, color sends a signal the brain. That’s why some 1,500 jails and hospitals painted detention rooms bubblegum pink in the 1980s: the color would calm people down and even lull them to sleep. “Several experiments have shown that different colors affect blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates as well as brain activity and biorhythms,” wrote The New York Times. The effect is a holdover from evolutionary biology. “When you look at red, it does increase your…
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  • There’s no such thing as chance

    model131
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:49 am
    We’ve heard the lesson; the harder we try, the less we succeed. But when we surrender, synchronicity enters and all manner of creations become possible. Take the young Isaac Newton, sitting beneath an apple tree contemplating universal mysteries. Then, – thump! – an apple hits him on the head. Letters of the day say he […]
  • A Tale from the Tundra

    model131
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:14 am
    Syberia – A Tale from the Tundra A Siberian tale tells of the time when evil spirits stole the Sun from the native tundra dwellers. Birds and beasts groped around in the dark to find food. Fed up, they called a meeting of their council, of every species of animal and bird. They argued about […]
  • Surround yourself with people who enhance your life

    model131
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:34 am
    How consciously do you allow people to be part of your inner circle? And do they inspire or drain you? We’re all surrounded by people, even monks and nuns, and in most part, in our working lives, we have no choice as to who they are, just as we have no choice in who our […]
  • Look up and be inspired

    model131
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:32 am
    At this time of year, mid winter, there are thousands of stars forming in the night sky almost 1,300 light years away. In late July, till about the 12th August, the same sky will present its performance of showers of meteors  from the stunning Perseids, a constellation in the arctic sky named after the Greek […]
  • Make more room for your va va voom

    model131
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    It’s here again; in most countries the end of the year heralds great excitement and anticipation for New Year’s Eve parties, celebration, fun and letting your hair down, maybe a bit too much then wondering what in Hades happened, and what 2015 will bring. Mind you, some people don’t have either the festive or even […]
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  • Spirits a Personal Taste, with the Woodinville Whiskey Kit

    Eric Pangburn
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
        Give Spirits a Personal Taste, with the personalized Whiskey Kit Tis that time of year where we decide changes we want to make within ourselves, and our lifestyles. As the technical and digital evolution continues, we will likely be upgrading a lot more than just our gadgets and gear during the next eleven months. As I brainstormed in a session with our “wonderful” group of editors and staff, we determined that we need to have at least one, easy to abide by drinking each, and every cocktail in boozehound. Whiskey challenges us by satisfying our deepest, most traditional…
  • Finding Sweet Seating For Your Man Cave

    Ibropalic
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    So, you’ve finally built yourself the man cave of your dreams, complete with surround sound, really sweet track lighting and your favorite Boondock Saints poster. You’re excited, obviously, and want to show the world how awesome your room really is. So you order a sheet pizza, a couple dozen wings and call up all your friends, pumped up to show them the fruits of your labor. However, tragedy strikes. After hanging up the phone, it finally hits you. You forgot to give your guests a place to sit. “There’s no need to panic!” You scream to yourself. “I’m…
  • 10 New Futuristic and Friendly Home Inventions for the Future

    Eric Pangburn
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
      Most have heard of the famed, Jules Verne, the renowned nineteenth-century writer, however, not all have read his novels.  In his writings, Jules described a variety of inventions, all of which seemed surreal at the time, but are now part of our world. He wrote about amazing things for the era, such as submarines, space flight, television, and even the renowned internet, which most of us use frequently. Seems almost like Verne was predicting the future of mankind, which is not an old/new concept.  This has been going on since humans were writing on stone, and the first wheel was…
  • Be a Great Father to Your Kids

    Ibropalic
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:51 pm
        Sometimes it Takes a Reminder: “Be a Great Father to Your Kids” Toyota’s new Camry ad campaign isn’t all about fathers, but it is about the complex relationship between dads and their kids. Everybody has a father – not all of them great examples. But that’s not the point. Whoever or whatever you dad was, there is always an opportunity to be the absolute best to your own children, whatever you grew up with yourself. In moving fashion, Toyota brings us stories of exceptional fathers and exceptional children. Amy Purdy’s story is briefly outlined. A snowboarder,…
  • 3D Chessboard – Chess From A Whole New Angle

    Eric Pangburn
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
        3D Chessboard – Chess From A Whole New Angle Do you fancy yourself a master at chess and are now looking for the next challenge? A 3D chessboard could be just what you need, and you will find that it elevates an already stellar game to a whole new level…literally. Taking the well-loved traditional chessboard to spectacular new heights of innovation and challenge, 3D chessboards offer a great way to add some variation to your favorite game. What is a 3D chessboard? As the name implies, 3D chessboards are 3D playing surfaces used for games of chess. Unlike the…
 
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  • Your key to a beautiful bath (and 3 looks you can shop today)!

    Camille
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    Staring at your dated bath and feel like the only option is a wrecking ball? Don’t despair. You can create great style for your bathroom without ever lifting a sledgehammer. The key is to know what questions to ask.What do I want to see when I open the door? Don’t worry about style or specifics, just pick one or two words that describe it. Light and bright. Colorful. Minimal. Eclectic. Sophisticated. These words are the anchor for your project. Use them to find inspiration and to make decisions about everything that comes in and goes out of your bathroom.What do these words mean to me?
  • 5 simple steps to tackle clutter (and a little gift)

    Camille
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    I've got closet envy. Photo Domaine Home For a small number of people, getting organized is just a quick weekend activity. But for most us, tackling the clutter ranges from a big project to a major ordeal. It’s easy to see why. You don’t know where to start or what to get rid of. You worry about tossing something you’ll need or that you’re attached to. But, at the end of the day, getting organized isn’t about your stuff, it’s about how you feel in your home. Clearing out closets and organizing your kitchen lightens your mental load. Ready?Step one: This is about you and not…
  • Can your bedroom help you sleep?

    Camille
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    There’s something almost magical about a good night’s sleep. But when life is crazy it’s hard to come by. Problems feel bigger at 3AM and nobody feels ready to take on the day after a night of racing thoughts. Want to learn how your bedroom can help you get a great night’s rest? It's an easy process of adding and subtracting.First, let's subtract.Make your bedroom all about relaxation with a simple technique. If you’ve got something in the room that doesn’t help you unwind, it needs to be elsewhere. Well, aren't you a good-looking ride to dreamland? Are there…
  • Is food your key to great design?

    Camille
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    When I work with clients to design their homes, we form a partnership.  I want them to feel comfortable talking to me about their ideas. My goal is to help them translate those ideas into a beautiful space that makes them feel at home.But trying to describe what you love in a space is hard! Aren’t you supposed to know all the right terms, the furniture styles, and the names of the 200 shades of white paint Benjamin Moore has in its catalogue?  Nope, leave that to professionals like me. All you need to know is what you like. And what’s the easiest ways to learn to…
  • 6 tips to rock your resolutions

    Camille
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    My favorite part of the New Year? You get to take stock of last year and decide what you want to be different this time around. You set resolutions and feel ready to hit it. Then mid-February rolls around and you remember that making resolutions is the easy part, keeping them is where it gets tough. Not because something’s wrong with you, but because change is hard. No matter how much you want it. Change takes new habits and different ways of thinking. It’s disruptive. It’s uncomfortable. It takes work.So, how do you ensure 2015 is the year you stick to it and take these bad boys over…
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  • Innovative Home Workspace Decorating Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:35 am
    Office decorating ideas – Work at home or work from home means not all work no play but means a full of balancing of work and life. Home workspace is about personalities, function and innovation. Break out from formal rule of work space and get some chic interiors that fit you. Stay focus and do not be distract in colorful themes. How? Begin with the radiant vibrant chairs and multi color books arranged at modular storage. Be colorful in neutral backdrop. Neutral color such as black and white are perfect as backdrop of radiant vibe. Light blue and pink of table looks strong an vibrant…
  • Create a Beach Summer Style for Tropical Bathrooms Design

    Nanine Clement
    18 Jan 2015 | 12:24 am
    Tropical bathroom means tropical seasons inspired. Sunlight, color of the sea, plants, and wooden be the element of tropical. Today, we show you some ideas, be inspired and enjoy… The better way to creates sea inspired bathroom is by put custom designed glass mosaic tiles. The gradient color sparks from ceiling to the floor. Surely a Caribbean tropical touch. Love this beach style bathroom. The open space make it connect to the sea. The sun shines a lot in the room, the white colors with sea’s color touch become an accent, wooden elements, and the fishnet just strengthen the mood.
  • Modern Floor Lamp to Highlighting Elements

    Nanine Clement
    17 Jan 2015 | 12:15 am
    Lighting installations become important to the interior design. Its functionality and decorative aspect be reasonable argument. How dark and less light room may be less of appeal than the light and full one. Many ways to create highlights. One of them is put modern floor lamp by complement it right with other elements. Pendant lights and recessed lighting are commonly used to light up. Floor lamp gives something different. Available in various styles, from classic, contemporary to modern, minimalist to traditional, its flexible and ease to match, floor lamps brings its own diversity for fans.
  • Add Rustic Style to Bedroom Design Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:13 am
    Bring natural touch to your bedroom with rustic style. Rustic is about sunny and desert colors, sandy tones, cowboys thematic and western cinemas. Depends on personal taste which is always various, rustic style could form a masculine or feminine impression. Transform the look of whole decor by selecting bed cover material or other element details. The list below would give you some inspirations to get rustic style. Choosing Colors and Beds – Here the keys to get rustic are first, do not use too much bright color or it would distract to the rustic elements. Deep color is better to…
  • Cool and Trendy Bar Stools Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:26 am
    Cool bar stools – Kitchen area is a space to gather with family or people besides the living room. Considering of functionality, its become important to provide a perfect seating arrangement. Adding stools could create ergonomics and aesthetics. Which the stools are available in wide range of colors, shapes, styles anything match with your preference. One rule of adding stools is the size are around 24 inches for counter stools and 30 inches for bar stools. Swapping one another may not the best choice. Browse a few ideas below, we hope you’ll inspired. 1. Series 7 – Speaking…
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  • BE DIFFERENT, MY CHAIR.

    HomeLyst Team
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s wonderful and fantastic that spirit and also trend which values the personality of every object and allows it to live in peace and harmony with their “unequal”. A chair, for example, is… Read More → La entrada BE DIFFERENT, MY CHAIR. aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
  • Mind-blowing Wallpapers

    HomeLyst Team
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Wallpapers are back! After remaining in the shadows for a while, this product has made a huge comeback in the last decade. The resurgence in the use of wallpaper has been tied to… Read More → La entrada Mind-blowing Wallpapers aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
  • Wall Decoration: Find Strength in Numbers

    HomeLyst Team
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Decorators fear an empty wall just as much as writers dread a blank page or artists fear a blank canvas. If you have recently found yourself in that situation and are still struggling,… Read More → La entrada Wall Decoration: Find Strength in Numbers aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
  • Decorating Your Home for the Holiday Season

    HomeLyst Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    We know how important for you it is to have your home perfectly decorated for the holidays. Now that the holiday season is around the corner, we wanted to share with you some… Read More → La entrada Decorating Your Home for the Holiday Season aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
  • The Musical Home II: Making Music with Housewares

    HomeLyst Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Some music lovers and aficionados develop an almost unbelievable ability to detect musicality and musical possibilities in almost any object, regardless of how mundane or boring they might seem. Are you interested in knowing… Read More → La entrada The Musical Home II: Making Music with Housewares aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
 
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  • Optimising Your Blog Traffic & Engagement – Basic Tools

    Miriam
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Whether you’ve just started a blog, or have been part of the community for a while, tracking performance & engagement can help you optimise your content and the way you share it. I thought I’d put together a list with basic tools which I use to analyse & optimise my blog content. Google Analytics. This tool is a blog performance superhero. Not only can you see referral traffic to your site meaning where visitors come from prior to visiting your blog but it also contains some content insights into how each of your pages are performing. Where people engage (see avg. time on…
  • In Conversation With. The Grates

    Miriam
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    This week’s post puts the spotlight on one of the coolest couples in Australia, Patience Hodgson and John Patterson. Who are Patience & John? The couple are part of the 3-piece indie rock band, The Grates. Aside from their musical careers, Patience & John opened the Southside Tea Room in Morningside, Brisbane in 2012. Southside Tea Room vs Camp Hill 50s paradise… “I realised that doing even small things like taking the cupboard doors off in the kitchen, changed how I felt about the whole house”, says Patience. The renovation process of her 1950s four-bedroom…
  • Hipster Plants For Lazy People

    Miriam
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    Before I get into this post, I must admit that I’m slightly guilty of owning hipster plants. You know, if you aren’t talented in the gardening department (like me) & just want to bring a bit of green to your home without much effort, then these guys might be the right choices for you. Succulents. I don’t think there has ever been a time where this many people must have owned succulents. Little fleshy, leafy plants that kinda look like they’ve had an over-injection of Botox. They don’t need much watering. Once or twice a week is fine obviously depending on…
  • 10 Blogger Essentials You Should Have In Your Life

    Miriam
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    What does it take to be a successful blogger? I’m not sure. What I do know is that there are a few blogger essentials which can make your blogging life easier. A digital or SLR camera with a 50mm lens. From me to you & in all honesty, this is one of my couldn’t-blog-without essentials. I’ve bought my Canon 5000D about 3 years ago. Yes, it does cost a lot of money but it produces beautiful pictures and being able to change lenses, gives me an incomparable level of flexibility. My advice: Invest in a 50mm f1.8 MK2 lens (like this one) for low light photography and…
  • In Conversation With. Hobart’s Pollen Tea Room

    Miriam
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    What’s better to drink in cold, dark January than a cup of tea. Today’s in conversation with. post is going to look behind the scenes of Hobart’s Pollen Tea Room in Tasmania. Who’s behind Hobart’s Pollen Tea Room? Matthew Botakis and Shae McCrickard opened Pollen Tea Room (aka Hobart’s Pollen Tea Room) about three years ago in Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania. A magical space? Matthew describes Pollen Tea Room as “a quaint, aesthetically pleasing and intimate space offering wicked tastes”. The couple transformed the 1826 convict building…
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  • 50 Stunning Garden Statue Ideas

    Shalini
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Garden is one outdoor space in your home that you may visit for a peaceful retreat or to blend in with the nature. Whatever your purpose for visit may be, you would definitely want it to be a perfect moment with a perfect setting. A garden is a place for which you can use ample [...] The post 50 Stunning Garden Statue Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 25 Adorable Kids Bathroom Decor Ideas

    Carolyn
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:15 pm
    For most parents, designing and planning the bathroom of their little ones is truly exciting. Thankfully, in this day and age of the Internet, you no longer need to take up interior design courses just to come up with a great design for your kid’s bathrooms. There are lots of design inspirations that you can [...] The post 25 Adorable Kids Bathroom Decor Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • Guest Post : Different Reasons Why Window Décor Ideas are Important

    Aleksandra
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:54 am
    We all know that decorating your windows is one of the most important parts of renovating your house. It is true that some people don’t really think that decorating your windows will be very important, but as a home owner, you should know why spending your time and money to decorate your windows is really [...] The post Guest Post : Different Reasons Why Window Décor Ideas are Important appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Inspiring Bedroom Decorating Ideas For Apartments

    Shahana
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Bedroom decorating ideas as mentioned in today’s post have been specially handpicked by me since I have recently renovated my bedroom and felt like sharing some cool bedroom ideas for apartment with my readers. Living in an apartment makes you adjust your life meticulously so that you can live comfortably even in a smaller space. [...] The post 50 Inspiring Bedroom Decorating Ideas For Apartments appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 20 Creative Kids Room Storage Ideas

    Carolyn
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:12 pm
    When you have small kids at home, then there are probably lots of toys scattered all over the place. Of course, you cannot forbid your kids from playing because that’s in their nature. However, there are ways on how you can keep your kid’s room organized, despite of the many toys, books and other stuffs [...] The post 20 Creative Kids Room Storage Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
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  • How to Valentine for Couples: Romantics & Goofballs

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    Let’s plan a Valentine's Day date night (or day) that’s just right for you two lovebirds. Check out our fun date ideas for couples of all types. The post How to Valentine for Couples: Romantics & Goofballs appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Floral Gift Finder

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    Selecting the perfect floral gift can be a difficult decision, no matter how well you know someone. Take this quiz and find the The post Floral Gift Finder appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • 5 Alternatives to Red Roses for Valentine’s Day

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:49 pm
    You can get your sweetheart red roses this Valentine's Day. Or, you can try any of these romantic alternatives. The post 5 Alternatives to Red Roses for Valentine’s Day appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • 4 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues with Flowers

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:37 am
    Looking for ways to cheer up your space despite the winter gloom? We have 4 ways to incorporate flowers into the home to boost your mood The post 4 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues with Flowers appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Flower Focus: Introducing the Unique, New Rose Lily

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Learn about the beautiful roselily--how it was bred, where it came from and how you can get it for Valentine's Day! The post Flower Focus: Introducing the Unique, New Rose Lily appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
 
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  • Vintage Chic – Fruit Boutique

    Boogie's Boutique
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:10 pm
    I love this commercial space that proudly displays a vintage style that combines a true nostalgic feeling with a range of other styles, from the earthy to the polished.  The results, a thoughtfully designed commercial space by Yaroslav Galant Innovative Design for Rambutan Fruit Studio in Kiev, Ukraine.  According to Freshome.com, Rambutan offers customers the chance to try out fresh fruit, smoothies, salads, jams or wine, but additionally, provides them with information on the many benefits of a fruit-based diet. Whether you’re redecorating your kitchen or you’re looking to create a…
  • Happy New Year!

    Boogie's Boutique
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:13 pm
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  • Season’s Greetings!

    Boogie's Boutique
    25 Dec 2014 | 12:24 am
      Filed under: Happy Holidays, Holiday, Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings Tagged: Happy Holidays, Holiday, Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings
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  • 10 Ways To Enhance Your Living Room Decor With Picture Frames

    Daniela
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Whether you want to revamp your living room decor or your decorating for the first time, picture frames are an essential component in a home’s interior design. So if your wondering how to incorporate picture frames into your interior design project, here are 10 unique ways to make it happen. Get inspired, tap into that creativity and start designing your ideal living room decor 1. On your Fireplace Lay your picture frames on top of your fireplace. This is a simple, yet effective technique, for those of you who have fireplaces. Source: 47 Park Avenue 2. Hanging Shelves Oh how I love…
  • The Simple Answer to Decorating your Bedroom Walls

    Daniela
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Wondering how to decorate your bedroom walls? One of my favorite and simplest bedroom wall decor ideas is adding one XL piece. It’s way easier than arranging a whole gallery wall and can still be as effective. All you have to do is pick an oversized painting, photograph, print or any other art medium and frame it! Check out some of my favorite bedrooms who used large picture frames and got large results! Bedrooms with oversized wall decor: Enormous framed 1920’s poster completes this bedroom’s wall decor.  Such a huge piece can be intimidating, but if you take that leap it can…
  • How to Custom Frame Expensive Art | Framing Tips

    Daniela
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    If your looking to frame an expensive piece of art, you need to take more precautions in the custom framing process. If you want your art to retain its value there are two important things that you have to look out for. First, it’s important that your custom frame protects your artwork (not damages it), and second it’s necessary that your artwork is safely removable from the picture frame. Source: Domaine Home Does my custom frame protect my artwork? At times picture frames can cause more damage than protection. In order for your art to be protected, a few guidelines have to be met: Go…
  • Inspiring Gallery Walls in Bohemian Styled Homes

    Daniela
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Bo-he-mi-an (n.) a person who has informal and unconventional social habits The boho chic look really connects to my hippie, free-spirited side.  When I think bohemian decor, I think laid back, Moroccan, wild patterns, lots of plants, and the list goes on. Being an art and framing fanatic, I noticed that most bohemian interiors lack picture frames. So I wanted to clear something up: YES you can add a gallery wall to your bohemian home decor. But don’t forget, the sole definition of bohemian is unconventional, so there isn’t a formula to create a boho gallery wall. I compiled a…
  • Abstract DIY Wall Art with Painters Tape

    Daniela
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Make your own Wall Art This is my first ever d0-it-yourself project! I love the idea of creating my own wall art and decorating my home with it. Not all of us can afford expensive artwork, and even if we can, making our own adds an amazing personal touch to our home.     Whether you just enjoy DIY projects or you’re looking to spice up your home’s decor with picture frames and are in need of art, this easy abstract wall art project is for you! But you don’t consider yourself an artist? SO WHAT? This is an easy-to-follow d0-it-yourself craft for all levels. You don’t…
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  • Unique Furniture Legs for Your Home Furniture

    Lavernia Aubry
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:17 am
    The development ideas of home furniture for this era make people sometime feel confused to choose and apply it for their living space. Here, we will see some of them and be easy to apply for our home space. Unique furniture legs design is provided from a big company so far, but we do can […]
  • Stylish Artemis Ceiling Fan

    Lavernia Aubry
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    Guys, I do welcome you to see the Stylish Artemis ceiling fan and get one of them for the whole series of the fan. The design of the fan is simple while the dramatically modernism is cover up on the blade side of the fan. It’s a new model of a modern ceiling fan and […]
  • Comfy Duvet Cover Design for Aquatic Bedroom Decoration

    Lavernia Aubry
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:51 am
    When we are looking down into the aquatic theme, we will think that the main decorating is the ocean style. Now, we will see something different from the aquatic thought. We will see the blue color application cover up our duvet and bed cover. Comfy duvet cover design which is come from the aquatic theme […]
  • AQHayon : A Modern Wall Mirror Design

    Lavernia Aubry
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:46 am
    Modern era bring modern effect for almost the whole life stuff and lifestyle. Its impact the style of wall too so far. Special for the wall decoration, a mirror can be the right and nice decoration then. Here, we will see the unique and inviting design of a mirror from AQHayon wall mirror design. the […]
  • Inspiring Apple Decoration for Fall

    Lavernia Aubry
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:40 am
    Today, a real decoration with some real is a new trend of a home decoration. Here, we will see another great thing from home decorating ideas which are use the real stuff. We will see the Inspiring apple decoration design for our home living space. The real and applicative thought from this ideas will give […]
 
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  • 13 Fun Furniture Ideas for Pet Lovers

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:42 am
    Looking for an innovative cat bed, or a stylish dog house? (The latter for your dog of course, not your spouse!) Today's post is a round up of our favourite furniture ideas for pet lovers. Any pet lover will tell you that once you’ve taken a furry friend into your home, it will never be the same again. Your house will be filled with joy, cuddles, wagging tails and the sounds of purring – and it may also be filled with ruined furniture. It goes with the territory. And apart from hiring a dog whisperer or trying to bribe your kitty with catnip, there’s not a lot you can do about it. But…
  • 9 Bad Decorating Habits to Break Once and For All in 2015

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    Are you determined to make this year the one you create the home of your dreams? Then it’s time to break your bad decorating habits for good. Read on for advice on how to stop all sorts of nasty habits, from going over budget to hanging artwork badly. The best part is, with just a little preparation it shouldn’t be too difficult to swap those bad habits for good ones... 1. Matching everything Co-ordination is key for a harmonious room, but buying matching sets of everything can run the risk of making your home look like a catalogue. Inject some soul into the space by choosing dining…
  • 13 New Year's Resolutions for a Better Home in 2015

    9 Jan 2015 | 2:55 am
    This year, why not ditch the usual resolutions of losing weight/calling Mum more/getting a new job, and focus on something a little closer to home? We’re talking literally – let’s make our homes better in 2015! We’ve rounded up a list of our favourite, practical resolutions that will help ensure we give our living spaces a little more TLC this year. Here goes… 1. Make a cleaning rota Yep, we’re starting with the boring stuff, but doing this could actually mean you find yourself with much more time to do the things you enjoy. Planning the cleaning may take a little while at first,…
  • 19 DIY Christmas Decorations

    12 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    For many of us, memories of Christmases past often include making decorations as children, whether with our parents or at school. If ever there’s a time of year when even the most serious adults turn into big kids again, then Christmas is surely it – so why not embrace your inner child, bring the family together and get crafty this Christmas? We’ve got some great ideas for DIY Christmas decorations, and they’re all pretty affordable and simple to do. There are even some ideas that actual children will enjoy – though we’re pretty sure some big kids will want to join in too! Make…
  • 8 Creative Upcycling Interior Design Ideas that Are Actually Easy to Do

    5 Dec 2014 | 4:56 am
    These days, upcycling is all the rage. A quick look through Pinterest will reveal more bikes transformed into bathroom sinks than you can shake a stick at. Much of the upcycling trend is fascinating and inspiring, not to mention great for the environment. It also means that you can fill your home with beautiful items that no-one else will have. However, most of us don’t have the first idea how to turn a bicycle into a sink stand. Read on for ideas on how to upcycle that won’t require a degree in design to figure out. 1. Chevron Wall Art Chevrons are huge right now, so adding a few to your…
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  • Super Bowl Sofas

    City Furniture
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    Whether you care more about the actual game or what Katy Perry is wearing during the halftime show, there’s no question that every great Super Bowl party requires an equally great sofa. From keeping your guests comfortable to withstanding the occasional salsa spill, we’ve rounded up the top five sofas that are sure to be a touchdown—football pun fully intended. And don’t forget that same day delivery means you can have your favorite by kickoff.   Orion Power Reclining Media Sectional Made with top grain leather, the Orion sofa blends uncompromising comfort with modern…
  • Celeb Look for Less: Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

    City Furniture
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    With a combined net worth rumored to hover around the half billion mark, it’s no surprise that Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s home is as stunning as the power couple themselves. Jealous, much? Yet before you decree that life is just not fair, the good news is you don’t actually need a Victoria’s Secret contract to achieve the laidback perfection of their designer digs.
  • Furniture Meets Fashion: Golden Globes Edition

    City Furniture
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Last Sunday’s Golden Globes marked the arrival of red carpet season, and all the stars were aligned for a dazzling parade of custom couture and dazzling baubles—which means another round of Furniture Meets Fashion for your viewing pleasure. And while there were plenty of looks to covet and cringe over, Emma’s on trend jumpsuit and Keira’s doily-clad dress nabbed our picks for best and worst. We happen to think Emma’s gold and black number looks fantastic on our Glamour chair, while the typically fashionable Keira and Jolie chair have both seen better days.
  • The Power of Sleep

    City Furniture
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep leaves you feeling more alert and ready to take on the day. However, the benefits of sleep go so much further than avoiding the dreaded post-lunch drowsiness. The truth is, sleep has a major impact on your overall health and beauty. For starters, beauty sleep is a very real thing, and there’s a reason your mother always advised you to get plenty of it. Lack of sleep causes blood vessels to dilate, resulting in those dark under eye circles. This is also when new skin cells grow and replace older cells, meaning that too little sleep can actually…
  • Our Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

    City Furniture
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    It never fails. The ball drops, Auld Lang Syne plays, and the New Year’s resolutions begin. From getting back into your favorite skinny jeans to skipping your morning latte in favor of an actual savings account, each New Year brings a promise of hope, motivation, and a new and improved you—which usually lasts about two weeks. So this year, we’re keeping it real and letting you know what we really think of these adorably ambitious resolutions. We hereby command you to have a laugh, skip the clichés, and celebrate 2015 being as fabulous as you already are. Happy New Year from City…
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  • 13 Inspirational Basement Office Designs

    Jen
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    Basements Are a Great Place for a Home Office Having your own basement home office can be one of the best investments you can make. Being able to get all of your work done in a comfy, quiet place full of distractions is an easy way to increase your productivity. If you work from home and have clients over it’s an excellent way to keep your work and home life truly separate. If you’re anything like me you spend an awful lot of time thinking about making improvements around your home. Owning your own home gives you the freedom to make your own design choices. If you want to make a…
  • Industrial DIY Projects For Your Basement

    Jen
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Industrial DIY Projects For Your Basement Budgets can be a concern when it comes to designing any room, let alone your whole basement. The industrial look is popular right now; for basements it goes great with exposed beams. If you’d like to save a couple bucks and give your basement some nice industrial flair try out one of these DIY projects. Industrial DIY Shelving Units Industrial DIY shelving Make some industrial themed DIY shelves for your basement. Everyone needs more storage space, add a little bit of extra design to your room by adding some shelves. Full instructions and…
  • The Highest Rated Barstools Under $100

    Jen
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    The Highest Rated Barstools Under $100   How do you know if you’re making a wide decision when it comes to purchasing a set of bar stools? You might read reviews or you might visit your local furniture store hoping they have a set that will fit your needs. We’ve put together this list of the four best bar stools your money you can get for around $100. They’re all durable and easy to assemble. It’s not just our opinion either, you can check out what the customers at amazon have said.   Roundhill Set of 2 Leather Adjustable Barstools 24-30 inch height  …
  • Cool Ideas to Brighten Up Your Basement

    Jen
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Cool Ideas to Brighten Up Your Basement   It’s no secret that many basements are dark and dreary. With a few simple color choices and light basement furnishings you can take your basement from a dark den to a warm, inviting space for the whole family to enjoy. So how do you create a bright space without being boring? It’s all in the details. Basements have a unique challenge; lack of natural light. To help offset this you should stick to light colors on your walls. Whites, tans, greys, light blue, and creams are all popular choices. Stay away from yellow when painting your…
  • Basement Bar Ideas – Choosing The Style Of Your Home Bar

    Jen
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Basement Bar Ideas – Choosing The Style Of Your Home Bar   The style of basement bar you choose can dictate the decor choices of the rest of your basement space. When choosing a home bar you want to consider what it’s going to be used for. Do you want to make the man cave of your dreams, a nice modern bar, or do you want a family friendly layout. When planning your basement bar you want to incorporate all the details into your existing layout. Pick a design that will fit into your home and lifestyle. It also needs to fit all your entertaining needs. Depending on whether…
 
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    Blog - Tammy Randall Wood, ASID - Interior Design Calabasas | Malibu | West Hartford

  • Best of Houzz 2015 !

    Tammy Randall Wood
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We are once again honored for the second consecutive year to receive a Best of Houzz award for 2015.  Truly wonderful to receive this high recognition from such an esteemed organization and authority in the interior design field.  And a great thanks to you, our clients for your great partnership, kind comments and ongoing support.  Here is to a great 2015 !
  • Calabasas Style Article - January/February 2015

    Tammy Randall Wood
    10 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    I believe in noble spaces -- not necessarily fancy spaces, but noble spaces. Spaces that help us, well, be noble. A version of our higher selves, if you will. Spaces that assist us in our daily routines to be more organized, inspired, and productive. Spaces that allow us to gather as friends and family and nurture our own spirits as well as the ones we love. And last but not least, I believe in spaces that allow us to grow and learn. It might sound a bit esoteric, as we are only discussing interior design, but sometimes it’s helpful to consider the big picture or purpose and then work…
  • High Point Furniture Show - October 2014

    Tammy Randall Wood
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Palisades Chair from Thibaut Design "Market" as it's called in the industry, refers to The International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, NC which takes place every April & October.  Like Brigadoon, every spring and fall this quaint southern hamlet bursts into life with vendors and buyers descending on it from all over the world to do business. Permanent and temporary showrooms bustle all around the city and are festooned with the latest trends, collections, and achievements displayed by vendors in every category of home furnishings. Every hour of our schedule is penciled in…
  • Freshness in the Unexpected

    Tammy Randall Wood
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    People always ask me, as a designer what style I like best or feel most comfortable working with. I always answer honestly - that I love all styles from Traditional English to Mid Century Modern and everything in between. One constant that does run through my work however is the creation of a bridge between the expected and the unexpected. This creates a freshness that never goes out of style. One way to achieve this is balancing traditional details with modern lines. This can happen in whatever architectural style you're working with, be it a Spanish Colonial in Southern California or a…
  • Hunting Great Art

    Tammy Randall Wood
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    One of the most exciting stages of the design process for me is the hunt and acquisition of fine art. A great painting or sculpture can be the muse or catalyst that sets the vision for the design of a space into motion for me. I regularly troll the inventories of our favorite auction houses looking for the kinds of pieces that spark my creative juices and are also, in their own right, worthy finds that we know our clients will be thrilled to own (at often prices that are not only attainable but attractive investments). This past weekend we hit the jackpot, I'm still pinching myself,…
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    Essential Homes for You

  • The Best 8 Secrets to Having the Ultimate ‘Shabby Chic‘ Style for Your Home

    Admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    Just think of a lovely summer’s day in a country cottage with the windows and doors open with a gently breeze blowing through and the smell of roses, cut grass and birdsong and you will nail the ‘Shabby Chic’ style… Read more → The post The Best 8 Secrets to Having the Ultimate ‘Shabby Chic‘ Style for Your Home appeared first on Essential Homes for You. Related posts: Top Trending Shabby Chic Wall Decor Ideas Zebra Print Bathroom Accessories Candle Centerpieces for the Home
  • Top Trending Shabby Chic Wall Decor Ideas

    Admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Do you love Shabby Chic décor and looking for top trending Shabby Chic wall decor ideas? Recently I found myself wanting to change the wall decor that I had in my bedroom. I really am a great fan of ‘Shabby… Read more → The post Top Trending Shabby Chic Wall Decor Ideas appeared first on Essential Homes for You. Related posts: The Best 8 Secrets to Having the Ultimate ‘Shabby Chic‘ Style for Your Home Dining Room Table Centerpiece Ideas Flip Flop Bathroom Accessories Ideas
  • Best Steam Iron on Amazon

    Admin
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    Are you looking for the best steam iron on Amazon? My daughter recently bought a new steam iron as her old one had finally decided it was time for the steam iron grave yard. She was amazed at the selection… Read more → The post Best Steam Iron on Amazon appeared first on Essential Homes for You. Related posts: The Rowenta Steamium DW9080 Iron - Exposed! Discover How Cheap Rowenta Irons Save Time and Money! Rowenta Irons On Sale
  • The Rowenta Steamium DW9080 Iron - Exposed!

    Admin
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    Recently I was gushing to my friend about the Rowenta Steamium DW9080 iron. I raved about how I could save a few dollars if I bought one now and replaced my old iron when he blurted, “who would spend a… Read more → The post The Rowenta Steamium DW9080 Iron - Exposed! appeared first on Essential Homes for You. Related posts: Rowenta Irons On Sale Discover How Cheap Rowenta Irons Save Time and Money! Ironing 101 – A Survival Guide for College Students
  • Rowenta Irons On Sale

    Admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    If you want Rowenta irons on sale you have come to the right place. Lots of stores sell Rowenta irons online and it is very time consuming researching and viewing these stores. Having looked around I have found that Amazon.com… Read more → The post Rowenta Irons On Sale appeared first on Essential Homes for You. Related posts: Discover How Cheap Rowenta Irons Save Time and Money! Ironing 101 – A Survival Guide for College Students Handheld Steamer for Clothes
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