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  • 7 Easy Ways to Add Character to a Bland Apartment

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

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

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

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

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

    Ali Morris
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last week, British designer Bethan Gray launched a new line of curvaceous upholstered seating for London-based brand Workhouse. Ella is a new bold line of upholstered seating designed by Bethan Gray for Workhouse. Called ‘Ella’, the upholstered collection is characterized by its rounded edges, gently curved back and turned wooden feet. The upholstery is available with a plain or decorative diamond back with the option of plain or decorative legs, making the design adaptable for contemporary and traditional settings. Suitable for both public and private spaces, the range is…
  • RS10 Soap Dispenser by Vola

    Ali Morris
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Winner of an Interior Innovation Award 2014, the RS10 built-in soap dispenser from Scandinavian taps and accessories brand Vola is completely hands free. The built-in soap dispenser was launched in November 2013 and is part of a new line of hygienic hands-free restroom solutions by Vola. Designed by Aarhus Arkitekterne, the circular RS10 electronic soap dispenser is built-in and aligned to the wall with all mechanical parts carefully hidden. The space-saving dispenser illuminates on entry to welcome the user and is available with either soft crème soap or foam. For crème soap…
  • Hydraulic Collection by Apavisa for Artistic Tile

    Alicita Rodriguez
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    The new Hydraulic Collection offers the look and feel of encaustic cement in a low-maintenance, commercially-rated glazed porcelain. Stocked in three rich colorways—black, blue, and grey—Hydraulic tile comes in a 12” x 12” format. Designed by Apavisa and available through Artistic Tile, Hydraulic “brings a new face to old world decorative tile.” Glazed Porcelain Tiles Mimic the Look of Encaustic Cement The Hydraulic Collection is available in regular and patchwork designs. For traditional spaces, opt for a repeating pattern. Alternatively, bold clients can choose a patchwork of 27…
  • New Terrain for LEDs: CP3d Pendants

    Joseph Starr
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    In this dawning age of LEDs, it’s nice to know that innovators like CP Lighting are thinking beyond the bare bones utilitarianism of efficiency and cost and venturing within the more rarefied realms of aesthetic effect and artistic expression. The company’s new CP3d line of 3d printed nylon shades and LED pendant lamps pushes the bounds of LED’s. The CP3d Pendant Series Takes LEDs Beyond the Simple Spotlight Christopher Poehlmann, CP Lighting founder, puts it thusly: “the LED module is basically a spotlight.” Accordingly, many of his efforts are spent overcoming this aesthetic…
  • Waffle Weaves: Surface Trend

    Ali Morris
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    Soft and luxurious, the traditional waffle weave is reimagined in these modern waffle weave textiles. Innovative New York-based textile designer Hiroko Takeda creates waffle weaves that are like works of art. Made using unexpected materials such as coarse jute, the traditional waffle weave becomes a complex, 3D wall sculpture.  Wallace & Sewell’s super soft honeycomb throws are made from 100% lambswool in the UK. Perfect for residential and luxury hospitality settings, the throws are available in four colourways including yellow, pink, light blue or dark blue/purple. Designed by…
 
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  • Biz Ladies Profile: Elana Joelle Hendler of EJH Brand

    Stephanie
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Not every 24-year-old has the clear vision for entrepreneurship that Elana Joelle Hendler had when she launched her business EJH Brand. From the very beginning, she knew that she wanted to make something of her design passions and offer a product line from her own creative perspective to consumers. Her luxe brand of made-in-America candles and decor items have since graced retail storefronts and online markets, and today she shares with us the journey from idea to brand to business. Read the full interview after the jump… (more…)
  • Biz Ladies: eBook Marketing 101 – Strategies for Launching Your Online Product with Success

    Stephanie
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The digital world has brought with it many wonderful innovations – the mp3, the app and, my personal favorite, the eBook. With this ease of online publication, I’ve been able to read the expanded works of those I admire – from bloggers and new authors, to chefs and how-to mavens – in the simple and instant click of a download. The eBook revolution has opened the path for more individuals and business owners to disseminate their materials, too, and with companies like Artful Publications, the publishing process has become seamless. Meg Sylvia, the founder of Artful…
  • 10 Travel Instagram Feeds to Follow and Swoon Over

    Stephanie
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    To say I’ve been afflicted with the travel bug in my time would be a lie – I’ve got a full blown case of travel-itis with no cure in sight. My hunger for travel often takes a precedence over my actual hunger pains (grocery shopping…what’s that?) and if my pup were allowed to travel along with me around the world, you better believe I’d live the life of a full-fledged nomad. But since this daydream is just that, I often find myself turning to Instagram for a heavy dose of travel-lusting relief/major travel jealousy all at once. So if you are looking for some…
  • Make Room For: Elle Woods

    Maxwell Tielman
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am not ashamed to say that, despite not really liking school all that much, I thoroughly enjoyed Back-To-School, an annual activity that I partook in with near fanatical zeal. Call me a complete and total nerd, but there is something outrageously thrilling about the scent of fresh composition notebooks, newly sharpened pencils, and brand spankin’ new pink erasers. For some, back-to-school marked the dreary end of summer break, but for me, it was a chance to bust out some fresh new sneakers, plan my locker decorations, and don whatever new personality I was wearing for that academic…
  • A Modern Family Farmhouse in New York State

    Amy Azzarito
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Dana McClure and her husband Chris Lanier split their time between two places – a loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and a small farm in Olivebridge, New York. Today, we’re peeking into their home in Olivebridge. Like many creative couples, Dana and Chris wear many hats. Dana is a visual artist with a focus on printmaking, collage and textiles. She freelances for a range of clients as a graphic designer and Chris is a chef, grower and food stylist. With the birth of their son just seven months ago, the couple decided to try to simplify their life and leave more room for doing the…
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  • For Garden Drama, Consider the Lowly Boulder (11 photos)

    23 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The lowly boulder is often overused and misunderstood. Readily available from stone and hardscape purveyors, boulders are plopped down and strewn about with abandon and seeming disrespect, despite...
  • Key Measurements for Planning the Perfect Dining Room (14 photos)

    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Formal dining spaces may be used less frequently than other areas in a house, but a dining room remains a desirable feature, whether it is a distinct room or integrated into an open plan. Shapes and sizes of dining tables, chairs and furniture need to be considered so that personal movement is not impeded...
  • Design Workshop: Smart Ways to Store Wood Outdoors (17 photos)

    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Shorter days and cooler nights are a reminder of how much I look forward to the fall, but also that winter isn’t far away. I watch the hard frost creep closer my studio here on the East Coast with each day, and I realize that it’s probably time to stack that firewood I’ve been drying over the summer....
  • Wake Up Your Bathroom Decor With a Gorgeous Statement Wall (9 photos)

    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    You might be tempted to play it safe when it comes to bathroom walls and opt for plain white tiles or just a simple lick of paint. But perhaps it’s time to unlock your creative side and install a wall with a wow factor, be it an intricate pattern of metallic tiles or a sturdy slice of decorative stone....
  • Dream Spaces: Home Offices You’d Be Delighted to Work In (14 photos)

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    With technology making the workplace more flexible than ever, more of us are working from home offices. This has its perks. You don’t have to struggle with parking or public transport, and you can have your lunch break whenever you want. The downside is that working from home provides distractions,...
 
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  • Homes With Heart: Quirky and Collected Home

    decor8
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    Hello everyone! It’s Holly Marder back this month with another gorgeous home for you to peek inside. This month, feast your eyes on the quirky and collected home of Marlous Snijder, the blogger behind Planet Fur and founder of Oh Marie! magazine. Filled with thrifted treasures and bold bursts of colour, this home tour is sure to leave you with a smile and have you heading for your nearest thrift shop, guaranteed! Marlous and her husband Pim were looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and escape to the country when they first laid eyes on a semi-attached 150m2 house, built in…
  • Autumn Interiors 2014

    decor8
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    What do Autumn interiors look like this year to you? I created a board so you can peek into my view including some of the photos that I took yesterday in the forest behind my home. Here is a glimpse into my vibe this year for Autumn… I LOVE this mood right now and is the current inspiration behind my living room redecoration project too. Moody, smokey, intense, sensual, nature-inspired and cozy as hell! Cocorrina Sania Pell Holly Becker Honey Pie Living Holly Becker Kinfolk Lola Donoghue a creative mint Puur Anders, a creative mint, Hannah Lemholt, Ginny Branch Holly Becker Danielle…
  • Happy Friday Everyone!

    decor8
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    Friday is typically a nice day, isn’t it? There’s a certain magic in the air midday. When I worked in corporate, I’d hang out with my colleagues chatting about weekend plans and discussing our week and silly upper management. We’d disappear for coffee, for that final jolt of caffeine to push us through until 5pm when we’d be free at last like birds. Now as a freelancer, there is no such thing as the end of a work week. My work is continuous now, always on my mind and I work weekends even when I don’t want to. And yet, Fridays are still magical unicorn kind…
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  • Thomas Heatherwick Unveils Sparkling Greenhouses for Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    Lidija Grozdanic
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Read the rest of Thomas Heatherwick Unveils Sparkling Greenhouses for Bombay Sapphire Distillery Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alcohol brands, Bombay Sapphire, English architects, gin distillery, glass house, glasshouse, natural light, thomas heatherwick, Victorian architecture
  • Tim Cook Says Apple’s New Spaceship Campus Will be the “Greenest Building on the Planet”

    Lucy Wang
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Apple’s new spaceship campus could be the “greenest building on the planet” according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who made the assertion in a talk at yesterday’s Climate Week NYC event. Currently under construction, the futuristic Campus 2 will be packed with impressive green features including 100 percent renewable energy-powered facilities and a massive solar array system said to be one of the world’s largest for a corporate campus. But vying for the title of world’s greenest building won’t come cheap–the ring-shaped campus is estimated to cost more than…
  • ABC’s Investigative Team Uncovers Plastic Microbeads in Toothpaste Getting Stuck in Patients’ Gums

    Beverley Mitchell
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    ABC7 Chicago reports that Dentists and dental hygienists have begun speaking out against plastic microbeads in toothpastes after many have noticed the tiny blue beads lodged in patients’ gums or between their teeth. Dentists are concerned about the possible implications for gingivitis and periodontal disease, although no cases have yet been reported. In response, toothpaste manufacturers have indicated they are happy to remove the beads from their products, but there will be a “phasing out” period. Read the rest of ABC’s Investigative Team Uncovers Plastic Microbeads…
  • 8 Awesome Cat Houses Showcased At Architects For Animals Event

    Nicole Jewell
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Read the rest of 8 Awesome Cat Houses Showcased At Architects For Animals Event Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architects for Animals, “Giving Shelter” event, cat designs, cat lovers, cat organizations, cat shelters, FixNation, Herman Miller showroom, repurposed materials, Trap-Neuter-Return
  • Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050

    Kristine Lofgren
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Get yourself ready for the ride of a lifetime, because Japanese construction company Obayashi has announced plans to build a fully-functioning space elevator by 2050. The elevator will extend 60,000 miles into the wild blue yonder – step aboard, and after 7 short days of travel you’ll land at a specially-constructed space station. Once the project is completed, it will be able to transport people and cargo much more affordably and efficiently than launching a rocket. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space…
 
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  • Bungalow Makeover in Québec With Large Openings: Lausanne House Project

    Lavinia
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Lausanne House project is the architectural equivalent of bungalow renovation in Québec, Canada. Opting for a sober and elegant exterior, Hatem+D Architecture installed a cover of pale grey wood at the level of the main block and a mixture of fibrocement and black bricks. A second floor was added, which accommodates three large bedrooms. According to the architects, landscaping was thought to preserve most of the existing elements. Rocks discovered during the works were moved in various places on the site. Additionally, three mature trees were preserved, their foliage allowing a play of…
  • Box-Shaped Japanese Home With Spectacular Views of Omura Bay: Y7-House

    Lavinia
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    Displaying a highly minimalist architecture approach, Y7-House by Architect Show is located in a scenic landscape in Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The rectangular box-shaped residence takes advantage of a hillside position, ensuring extensive views over Omura Bay. Elevated on a concrete base, the structure is intended to have a minimum impact on the environment. This way, a cantilever is created on the north and west sides, which gives passers-by the feeling of a floating home. Moreover, the architect gave the street facade a 3D effect, by protruding and recessing portions of the main…
  • Life Saving Technology Helps Workers Escape Burning Skyscrapers [Video]

    Lavinia
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    Residents and workers in skyscrapers and other tall buildings are often trapped in case of a fire. The newly developed Evacuator offers a last resort, allowing them to slowly and safely descend on a steel cable outside of the building. Worldwide the device can save thousands of lives, from residents in tall buildings to mechanics in wind turbines. Dutch inventors Eugene Verstegen and Joris Veeger stated: “If you are living or working in a tall building, you must be able to get out at all times. We can put people on the moon. Why is there no simple solution for evacuations from great…
  • Striking Home Extension Creatively Enhancing a Pavilion-Type Residence in Belgium

    Lavinia
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    House AND is the result of an inspiring home extension implemented by adn Architectures in Anderlues, Belgium. The residence is one of the many pavilion type homes widely produced in Belgium. According to the architects, the flip-side to the standardization of these houses is a reduction in quality, both in terms of both space and integration to the urban landscape. The 24 square-meter addition draws inspiration from the existing house and creates interesting contrasts: an inverted roof in opposition with the existing traditional one and a wooden structure clashing with the older masonry…
  • How To Make Your Roof Last For Decades

    Tara Mastroeni
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    A well-maintained roof is the capping feature of any home. Image Via: Red Leaf Interiors, LLC The knowledge that you get to come home to a roof over your head is one of the most rewarding parts of being a homeowner. The knowledge that you’ll eventually have to replace that roof, however, is often one of the most daunting. With roof replacement costs averaging nearly $34,500, according to the 2014 Cost VS Value Report, it’s no surprise that most people want their current roof to last as long as possible. Getting a roof to last is easy. All it takes is proper care. By following the right…
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  • Austere: Scandinavian Super Store Comes to New York

    Kelsey Keith
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Austere: Scandinavian Super Store Comes to New York Written by  Kelsey Keith September 22, 2014Austere, a concept store touting Scandinavian design at every scale, opened in 2014 in Los Angeles. Now founder Fredrik Carlström brings his ideas and Nordic know-how to the Northeast—just in time to set up a pop-up lounge at Dwell on Design New York. Austere is a retailer of Teenage Engineering's recently-reintroduced OD-11 speaker. First introduced in 1974, the OD-11 retains its minimalist styling but is updated to play cloud-based music. Austere, a Scandinavian design showroom that…
  • Architecture for Humanity at Dwell on Design NY

    allie@dwell.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Architecture for Humanity at Dwell on Design NY Written by  Dwell Staff September 22, 2014We’re pleased to announce that Architecture for Humanity will be joining us at Dwell on Design NY from October 9-11, 2014. The group will bring their world-class, Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! conference to this year’s show. Start Slideshow Taking place at Dwell on Design New York, the fifth installment of Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! will highlight how design can make a lasting impact on society—improving the health, environment, economy, and overall well-being of communities now…
  • Retooling Manufacturing in Detroit

    Diana Budds
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Retooling Manufacturing in Detroit Written by  Diana Budds September 21, 2014Manufacturing and the history of Detroit go hand in hand—from heavy industry to automotive to personal accessories and more. There's a belief that one can get anything fabricated in the city and in 2012, researchers at the University of Michigan embarked on a study called Re: Tool-Kit for Detroit to discover if that was true. The Re: Tool-Kit for Detroit study sought to create an honest assessment present-day manufacturing in the city and metropolitan area. Image courtesy of University of Michigan, Taubman…
  • Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival

    Diana Budds
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival Written by  Dwell Staff September 21, 2014From September 23–28, the Detroit Design Festival takes place to celebrate the city's diverse creative industries through an impressive roster of events ranging from open studios to art installations and more. (View the full schedule here.) One of the tracks we're most excited about about explores present-day manufacturing in the city in an exhibition and panel discussion moderated by Dwell's Diana Budds. Start Slideshow The 2014 Detroit Design Festival kicks off on September 23 with a…
  • New York Design Gallery Chamber is a Cabinet of Curiosities

    allie@dwell.com
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    New York Design Gallery Chamber is a Cabinet of Curiosities Written by  Robert Landon September 19, 2014A new gallery in New York's HL23 building pairs design objects old and new. The Deep Sea collection by Nendo for Glas Italia achieves its color gradient with varying glass thickness. Leaning out over the High Line with a captivating mix of awkwardness and grace, HL23 is one of the few genuinely arresting contemporary buildings in New York. Besides its gravity defying cantilevers, it has an otherworldly cache as the first freestanding building completed by architect Neil Denari, who…
 
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  • Slow Factory: Mars Scarves

    Katie
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    Do you follow all news of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Mission? Do you have a fondness of ethereal, beautiful imagery? Do you sometimes get cold? If your answer was yes to any of those questions, congratulations, you deserve a Slow Factory scarf showing images taken by HiRISE. That’s the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, if you’re not familiar. Bookmark the collection as an excellent source for gifts this holiday season, and know that you’ll be thanked profusely if you decide to be so generous. See the full collection over at Slow Factory.
  • Sterling Side Table Stool

    Katie
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    For $100, you could do so much worse than this Sterling Side Table/Stool. Believe me, I just did a quick search and it’s not a pretty sight. Save yourself by considering this sand cast aluminum seating option. It has a slight rippled surface thanks to its hand-poured nature, with a high mirrored finish to obtain a sleek-yet-subtle vibe. 12.5″Wx12.5″Dx18″H -Handcrafted -Sandcast aluminum -Hand-polished -Made in India Available from CB2.
  • Above Home Floor Mat

    Katie
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    You might see simple, graphic squares adorning these woven mats, but these images are stylized patterns of backyards and swimming pools as seen from above. Made of abaca, an odor and moisture resistant natural plant fiber, and designed by Icelandic-born designer Hlynur Atlason, the Above Home Floor Mat gives you a place to wipe your feet along with a little rectangle of conceptual outdoor space. Designer: Hlynur Atlason Material: Abaca Size: 30″ l x 18″ w
  • The Convertible Roadtrip Tripod

    Katie
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    What will make your photos better? A tripod, of course. No more shaky pics or blurriness, hooray. The Convertible Roadtrip Tripod will show off its features the more you use it. Lightweight aluminum means it’s easy to carry along and, with a few quick twists, you can convert it into a monopod for quick shots. Oh, and for those of you that care, there’s also a bubble level, a bullhead, a center column hook for stabilizing weights, and a carrying case. Holds up to 17.6 pounds Available from the Photojojo Store, $189.00
  • 9.9.2 Box : Tray

    Katie
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    What’s the big deal about a walnut tray? Well, if you own anything, you know that little things tend to multiply, and it helps to have a tray handy to corral important things together. For instance, in the living area, a tray, such as the 9.9.2 Box you see above, would be an ideal spot to hold magazines and those unsightly TV remotes. In the kitchen, a tray would make a short job of setting the table- you can carry an armload’s worth of stuff safely to and fro. Use one in the office for an important stack of papers or in the bedroom for a safe spot for your phone, keys, and other…
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  • Working (It) From Home: Stylish, Sustainable Home Office

    Delana
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We love a good home office design, and it's even better when the office is in the back yard, away from the distractions of your main home. Telecommuting is so much better for the environment than driving to and from work every day, and Victor Vetterlein's conceptual MOSS (Micro Office Systems Space) home office makes it even eco-friendlier. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Working Inspiration: 9 Modern Home Office Designs Boulder-Like Home Office is a Working Retreat in the Garden Cute Home Office is a Peaceful Backyard Working Retreat Green…
  • Crazy and Colorful: Lego-Wrapped IKEA Kitchen Table

    Delana
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    IKEA and Lego are two of the most recognizable Scandinavian brands, and bringing them together seems like sheer genius. Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Phillippe Rosetti, known collectively as Munchausen, outfitted their kitchen space with an IKEA table, then spent a week covering it with more than 20,000 Lego bricks. The resulting table is a kind of beautiful Frankenstein's monster of a masterpiece. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: It’s LEGO’Clock: Wall Calendar Made Entirely of LEGO Pieces 20,000-Brick LEGO Staircase in Upscale…
  • Peaceful Playhouse: Ethereal, Noise-Free Elevated Treehouse

    Delana
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Noise pollution may not be as physically harmful as smog or other forms of environmental contamination, but it can lead to increased levels of stress. A quiet, peaceful environment makes for a happier, healthier outlook in general. Many people seek this type of peace by heading into nature and surrounding themselves with trees. Luxury treehouse design company Blue Forest teamed up with Quiet Mark and retailer John Lewis to create a quiet sanctuary away from the relentless noise of the outside world. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Wooden…
  • Brooklyn Loft Conversion Uses Built-Ins to Maximize Space

    Stephanie
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Tearing out a wasteful four-foot drop ceiling and a series of partitions in a Brooklyn loft reveals a bright, open space still filled with reminders of the space's former use as a die casting factory built in 1913. Architecture firm SABO eliminated all of the boundaries put up during the 1980s residential conversion and added a series of built-ins that put the full potential of the space to work. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Bathtub Shelves: Bizarre Built-In Bathroom Storage Space Micro Apartment Uses Tiers to Maximize Tiny Living Space…
  • Feline-Focused Design: Architects Create High-End Cat Shelters

    Stephanie
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    A minimalist concrete cat house, sculptural play structure and multi-tiered condo are among the imaginative high-end designs dreamed up by 14 different architecture firms for the enjoyment of our feline friends. Many of the designs could double as human furniture, acting as a side table or bench while giving cats a comfortable and stylish place to sleep or play. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Purr-fect Playground: Human Sofa Doubles as Feline Toy Walk-Through of Modern House With a Feline Tour Guide Pillow Fort Architects: 10 Sofa, Sheet &…
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  • Everyone's a Critic: The Harshness of Online Commentary

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

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

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

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

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

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Once again renowned hypnotist, and Broadway star Justin Tranz teams up with IKEA to offer us a funny and entertaining look into the future with...The post IKEA Time Travelers: Memories of Tomorrow Today appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Hypnosis + Decorating = A Fantastically Fun IKEA Experiment with Time Travel

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

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

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

    Carmen
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Floral pattern chair in a boldly romantic shade of pink. Craving more design inspiration? View more in my Instagram gallery ⇒The post Sitting Pretty: Blooming Garden Inspired Chair appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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    Material Girls Blog

  • Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Recap

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

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

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

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

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

  • Object Lessons: The Great British Range Cooker

    Megan Wilson
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Think of a classic British kitchen and an Aga range cooker is likely part of that picture. The cast-iron construction, with its shiny enamel surface and Dig-for-Victory utilitarian appeal, is a sign of an efficient and well-run home, not to mention a cozy one. Before the Aga, cooking on a range, with open flame and red-hot surfaces, was unpredictable, dirty, and somewhat dangerous. In 1922 Nobel prize-winning Swedish physicist Gustaf Dalén decided to improve his wife's quality of life by inventing a stove that would depend on a single burner to supply radiant heat to…
  • 16 Favorite Accessories from the English Kitchen

    Christine Chang Hanway
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The classic English kitchen manages to be warm and cozy—a perfect antidote to the variable weather—and also resolutely practical. From one hour to the next, whatever it's doing outside, there's always tea and toast. Here are 16 essentials to introduce British reliability and charm to your kitchen.  Above: The familiar blue and white stripes of Cornishware, around since 1926, create a very English display. It's shown here at one of our favorite housewares emporiums, the A. G. Hendy Homestore in Hastings, England. Photograph via The Women's Room. Above: The Aga Hard Anodized…
  • Expert Advice: Sebastian Conran's 11 Tips for Designing a Small Kitchen

    Christine Chang Hanway
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The other day I found myself in a Twitter conversation with UK industrial designer Sebastian Conran (yes, of that Conran family; he's the son of Sir Terence Conran and older brother of fashion designer Jasper Conran and interior designer Sophie Conran). Sebastian has been hosting a Twitter debate on the subject of #beautility, the merging of functionality and style, a concept he is championing. He got his start stocking shelves at Habitat and currently runs his own firm, Sebastian Conran Associates, which specializes in "user-centric" design, from products to packaging. Last year the…
  • 5 Favorites: British Boutique Paint Companies

    Christine Chang Hanway
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Slightly moody and never obvious, the best paint colors in the UK look as if they were created against the soft gray light of the British Isles. In addition to longtime favorite Farrow & Ball, here are five English paint lines that are on our radar right now.  Above: Little Greene is a paint manufacturer founded in 1773 as the Little Greene Dye Works of Collyhurst Wood, on the outskirts of Manchester. Known for depth of color, Little Greene paints have a complex pigmentation that provides character and definition. The company's water-based paints have a low-VOC rating, and its…
  • Greatest Hits: 12 Favorite Kitchens in the UK

    Julie Carlson
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Over the years we've posted hundreds of admirable English kitchens and learned a lot about kitchen design in the process. Here's a roundup of 12 of our favorites—kitchens that have influenced the way we think about cooking and dining. Above: Niki Turner designed this kitchen in a converted chapel (Jonathan Tuckey designed an extension as well). See Divine Intervention: The Providence Chapel in Wiltshire. Above: Chef Alastair Hendy's London kitchen was designed over a decade ago but still feels modern; see more at Revolution Road: A Groundbreaking Kitchen in London. Above: A favorite recent…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Vote: New Entries for Tuesday 9.23.14 — Room for Color Contest

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Today saw an exciting mix of color palettes with a very obvious love of color and how it can really change the mood of a room completely. Remember, you can "favorite" as many rooms as you like during this round, so dive right in and find all the ones you like! Cool: Joy's "Organic Muted Teal" Room Warm: Victoria's "Sunny Yellow Plus a Pink Popsicle" Room Cool: Anthony's "Scandinavian Wave" Room Light: Suzanne's "Colorful Kaleidoscope" Room Light: Jennifer's "Light and Bright" Room International: Alex's "Venetian Blue" Room International: Sharon's "Color Spectrum" Room Dark: Ashleigh's…
  • Top Ten: Best Kitchen Trash Cans — Apartment Therapy Annual Guide 2014

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    There's nothing glamorous about buying a trash can but it is oh, so necessary to find the perfect one for you. After all, you use it (and look at it) every day so it's very worth extra effort. These 10 picks are all stylish and functional, but they also represent a wide range of shapes and features so you can get just the can combination you need. READ MORE »
  • Ashleigh's "Bohemian Whimsy" Room — Room for Color Contest

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Ashleigh Location: New Orleans, LA Division: Dark Inspiration for my palette: I knew I wanted to create an ambient space that was dark and romantic. The French film "Amelie" was probably the main inspiration with its rich colors and bohemian whimsy. Painting the walls a dark blue allowed me to use color in a very bold way that was both calming and visually stimulating. READ MORE »
  • Philip Johnson's Dallas Mansion Listed for $27.5 Million — Design News

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Built in the '60s for a Dallas construction magnate, this arch-heavy mansion was designed by Glass House architect Philip Johnson. Called "almost campy" by the New York Times, the 12,000 square foot property is listed for $27.5 million. READ MORE »
  • Sharon's "Color Spectrum" Room — Room for Color Contest

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Sharon Location: Berlin Germany Division: International Inspiration for my palette: An old ad spotted in the flea market, saying "go for colors!". So I did... READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • (Re)Introducing the Spanner Lounge Chair With Arms

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

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

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

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

    DesignPublic.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Just a reminder that our sale on Gus*Modern upholstered pieces is ending soon. So take the weekend to think it over and get your orders in by Sunday (August 17, 2014) at midnight EST. If you haven’t had a chance to glance over the options, here’s a peek at a few of the highlights. Gus*Modern has great sofa selections, whether you’re looking for a loveseat, full-sized or a sectional. The Jane Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa is very versatile. Its metal base lends it well to a loft, while its tufting lets it fit right in with a more traditional family room. Speaking of versatile, one…
 
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Dilemma: Warming Up An Industrial Kitchen

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

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

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

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

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

  • More than a sponge

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

    Bloesem
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:36 pm
    We are so glad to have Christine (she used to regularly contribute beautiful quickstart posts on Bloesem) back just for today to with this wicked post! It's been a while since my last post on Bloesem, but this lovely new brand i had to share with you! Last week Dutch designer Mirjam Verhulst launched her new label Toffe Stoffen (Dutch for Wicked Fabrics). Elegant tea towels, bold cushions cases and Mix 'n Match fabrics to upholster your vintage design stool and make it your very own. A graphic stripe pattern all tangled up, disturbed and annoyed.. just love how she chose those…
  • Link love

    Bloesem
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Loving these West Germany vases in Kristina Dam her home. And shows again how these vintage ceramics make for perfect decoration in a home. Thank you Danielle for including the Bloesem Gazette in the latest news from the Blogging World! These many floral beauties can only mean a truly Happy Spring! These quilted placemats ... Chilly days call for cute clothes ... Our friends from Deckle and Hide will be teaching us how to make candles soon! All things pretty ... Some dainty jewelry that we've been loving ... A whole new look for our instagram mom column on Bloesem kids ... This…
  • The Tiny Roaster

    Bloesem
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:13 pm
    On wednesdays when I am not at Bloesem I try to spend some time exploring parts of Singapore I have not seen. One wednesday, a friend invited us to the The Tiny Roaster, a little cafe his sister had just opened. The loveliest little coffee studio it was to spend an afternoon in.  They offer artisan hand brews, as well as roasted coffee beans, for you to get your caffeine kick at home. Located in Clementi, Singapore, it is tucked away between some of the blocks of houses but it is definitely worth visiting. Have a look at the photos yourself! You just know they put their heart and soul into…
  • Coveting ceramics

    Bloesem
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    If you have not heard, we recently published the second issue of the Bloesem Gazette, this time it came along with an online version - the Bloesem e-Gazette! Here's a sneak peek to one of our favourite articles in the latest  Bloesem e-Gazette (click here to download it). Irene shares her love of ceramics with us in this article, introducing us to some of the big names in ceramics and letting us in on how she goes about collecting all the beautiful pieces we have seen both on the blogs and her instagram. Read on: Coveting Ceramics.. // Text and pictures by Irene Hoofs I have always…
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  • Varaluz Sale: Save 15% + Get Free Shipping Sept 22 – Oct 5

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    ‘Design With a Conscience’ is the motto of American lighting brand Varaluz, which makes good on its promise with a range of imaginatively crafted pendants, sconces, table lamps, and accessories made from primarily recycled materials. Discarded and found elements, like steel, glass, and shells, repurposed into artful pieces—like the Pinwheel Nine Light Large Pendant and the Urchin Uber Mini Pendant Light—is Varaluz’s stock and trade. Now, through October 5th, our entire Varaluz collection of eco-friendly lighting is on sale at a generous 15% discount, with free…
  • Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Danish design studio Muuto, which has made its name with a range of furniture and objects that invokes reductive Scandinavian design sensibilities with a distinctly playful spin, have a new offering in their Push Coffee Maker. This French press coffee maker trades in the standard sleek glass carafe for a more sumptuously-shaped profile, comprised of earthier stoneware. “I wanted to make a coffee press, which is both soft to look at and soft to hold. The friendly shape goes hand in hand with the warm and cozy atmosphere that a good cup of coffee provides,” says designer and…
  • London Design Festival: Stained Glass Car of the Future

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    We’ll go out on a limb and say that this is a concept that will likely remain just that: Designer Dominic Wilcox introduced a concept car made almost entirely of stained glass at the just-concluded London Design Festival. The designer’s Driverless Sleeper Car of the Future is meant to imagine auto travel in an age in which computers control cars well enough to avert all traffic accidentsthereby, rendering both a driver and safety concerns moot. “In the future it will be safer to drive in a driverless car than it will in a manual car,” says Wilcox, who was…
  • Copper Pedal Wrench by Shinola

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Shinola’s über stylish bicycles may be out of reach for those with modest spending allowances, but the Detroit-based company’s Copper Pedal Wrench can satisfy design enthusiasts for a mere $15. Crafted from solid steel, plated in copper, and graced with a laser-cut Shinola “S,” this is one tool that proves tightening axle nuts shouldn’t be all clunky utilitarianism. And once the job is done, sit back and open up a cold one—with the wrench’s seamlessly appended bottle opener. Cheers. Images: Shinola
  • Knoll Annual Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping Sept 19-30

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    Knoll has long been the gold standard for authentic, groundbreaking modern furniture, spanning classic designs from Mid Century giants, to innovative offerings from leading contemporary stars. Our Knoll Annual Sale features icons from Florence Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, and Harry Bertoia, along with recent works by Ross Lovegrove and Barber Osgerby, all available at a rare 15% discount. The sale lasts through September 30th, and includes complimentary white glove delivery. View our entire Knoll collection here >
 
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Mike Scores with What Color Means For Your Bedroom

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

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

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

The Office Layout

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

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

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

  • Vignettes from England

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Red Country Kitchens

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

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

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

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

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

  • Feeeeeelings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Vertical Blinds Made For You

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

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

    Abigail Sawyer
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    Target has had the most spot on partnerships lately between Emily Henderson and Jan Halvarson of Poppytalk. We’re thrilled that their entertaining line with Joy Cho of Oh Joy! is debuting another collection for fall. Joy never fails to dazzle us with quirky colorful decor, easy DIY projects and sweet as pie fashion for kids and moms. We can’t get enough of her bright, happy world. Here are our top picks from her fall collection at Target. They’ll have you itching to plan a party, we guarantee it. Striped Stoneware Pitcher With fall fast approaching we can’t wait to…
  • Baby Gizmo At Home Revealed! (Video)

    Abigail Sawyer
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    We want you to meet Blinds.com’s new best friend, Baby Gizmo and check out their new video series, At Home With Baby Gizmo! About Baby Gizmo Hollie, Lee and 3 kiddoes under the age of 9 make up the Baby Gizmo family. Hollie and the gang are world class baby/family product testers. If you’re a mom who’s tired of spending too much on baby supplies, or are shopping for a stroller or car seat, you’ve got to check out Hollie’s extensive video reviews. She’s extremely choosy and only recommends the best. Windows, Windows Everywhere… Hollie and fam recently…
  • 9 Picks from the Ikea PS 2014 Collection

    Abigail Sawyer
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    We always turn to Ikea for neutral basics, but this year they’ve really pulled out all the stops with their pastel-accented PS 2014 collection. If your home needs a style update, give these easy to incorporate, high impact pieces a try. PS 2014 Geometric Wool Rug - $129 Blonde wood basics get scandinavian geo flair with this rug underfoot. Ikea PS 2014 Birch Wall Shelf - $49 We can’t decide if this versatile shelf would be better in the kitchen like a fancy pot rack, in the bathroom as linen storage, in the bedroom as an accessory holder, or in the entry as a coat rack! Ikea PS…
 
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    The Office Stylist

  • Fabulous Giveaway ($199 value!) from MyTurnstone.com

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

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

    The Office Stylist
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    My life and brand are all about the little details. Whether it’s throwing an event for WORK. or mixing up some yummy cocktails, the little details are what matter. Over the last few months I’ve introduced you to some delicious cocktail recipes and included some of my favorite ways to plan fun days/nights. From a girls night... View full post > Related posts: Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED} Women Entrepreneur’s Club + Pinnacle Apple Pop {Recipe Included} Rough Week at Work? Try a Girls Night in with Trop 50 Rasberry…
  • Jena Gambaccini’s Colorful and Fashionable Work Space

    The Office Stylist
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us:  It’s a place where I pretty much use fashion as decoration. There’s shoes, bags, and clothes all around but in the most organized way I can put them together. I just wanted a place where I can be creative but also display the items I love so much. They look much... View full post > Related posts: Risa Baker’s Faux Lux Home Office Space Styled by Noir’s STYLIZED Home Office Space Desert Domicile’s Office Space
  • Creating a Cool Office Space in Three Easy Steps

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

  • CXC Simulations: For The Ultimate Man Cave!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Richmond Symphony Designer House 2014

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

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

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

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

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

  • O WHAT A BATH FAUCET - DESIGN FIND

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

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    A lovely ground floor townhouse in London...a mews house with arches throughout.  A sunroom defined by three glass arches sets the tone for the city house entire house.  Love the arched... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • FRENCH MODERN KITCHEN - ROOM TO LOVE

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:17 pm
    As we go into the weekend, thought I would leave you with a lovely French kitchen in Paris' St. Germain district.  (I know...more design from France). I like the fact that this kitchen is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • THE MULTI MILLION DOLLAR PARIS TOWNHOUSE I LOVE

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    My mother loves Paris.  My sister loves Paris.  My guy TE loves Paris.  Hence I am always on the "dream hunt" for a magical place in Paris that we could keep for vacations and long... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 9 BEAUTIFUL BANISTERS - STAIR RAILING CHIC

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Lately, have been thinking a lot about banisters, stair and balcony railings.  Don't ask me why. Lately have been also thinking that I am not as smart as I was years ago. Don't ask me why. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business

  • The Secret To Winning Clients

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

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

  • Color Crush :: Black and White Decor

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Trudy Crane
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    This lovely home has a light and easy French inspired look that feels modern and new. The black accents in this home are so striking and the pretty chandeliers  in dark tones are the perfect pairing to this. Contrasting the pale floors with the white walls creates the right balance and the added touch of pale pink makes a nice feminine touch. Nicely done! PHOTOGRAPHY ARMELLE HABIB Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Homelife  Photos: http://www.armellehabib.com/
  • Pins of the Week: Copper

    Trudy Crane
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Lovely copper touches as we move into fall....I do love fall colours and the touches of copper everywhere in home decor these days is a nice change. It has been happening for awhile now but I am not tired of seeing this look. Cozy and warm copper tones moving into deep gold and reds are perfect as we start to see the changing leaves....how did fall get here so fast!! Have a great weekend!! Enjoy! Trudy xx   via: Sf Girl By the Bay, Found on apartmenttherapy.com, Found on thebohogarden.tumblr.com, Found on urbnite.tumblr.com, Found on adriaanlouw.co.za  
  • Industrial Styling

    Trudy Crane
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
    I really love the look of this apartment and the styling is just so perfect...So many small vignettes and each room filled with fun and clever details. From the blackboard and the cool prints in the living room to the perfectly placed boots and boxing gloves in the bedroom there is not a detail that has been overlooked. The grey headboard is such a fantastic colour and the trunk as side table all adds to the industrial feel of the space....very well done!! Photos: katjalosonen.com Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome…
  • Inspiration in White: Astier de Villatte

    Trudy Crane
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    I love all white ceramics as you know....it's what I design and what I use everyday in my home. One of my first inspirations for my ceramic line was Astier de Villatte, and as I have mentioned before here,  I began collecting pieces on my travels to Paris for work. I came across this wonderful video on Domaine Home today and was so excited to see a bit of the behind the scenes of what goes into making the line and the inspirations behind their work. They are an incredibly talented group of designers and artists and I would love to have every piece of their line in my home and my office…
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  • Personal Style: The Sometimes-a-Socialite Foolproof Outfit...

    franki durbin
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    There is no slow social season in Dallas, but this end of summer meets early fall time is especially popular. Why? Because we can finally venture outside again without fear of vaporizing in the sweltering heat. Making the shift from summer soirees to fall events is easy in theory, so long as a few unwritten rules are followed. But the truth is, after a long hot summer you often discover the age old "nothing to wear" dilemma that women universally face. What's a girl to do? Quickly grab a few miracle workers to make dressing up easy and effortless.Start with: the solid colored dress…
  • Quotes: Estee's Thoughts On Success...

    franki durbin
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Just what you needed on a Monday, right? Let's approach the week with focus and a clear vision of what we want to achieve. Be ready to hustle. Be ready to put in the effort. Be ready to try what you have not tried before. Be ready!{image via}
  • Icons: The Sweetness of Lauren Conrad...

    franki durbin
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    It's impossible to say the name Lauren Conrad without imagining her perfectly tousled loose curls and LA meets Audrey Hepburn style. She radiates chic in the most laid-back way possible. For me it's been a not-so-hidden love affair with her hair, her classic wardrobe and her ability to quietly keep moving forward in a quiet, understated way. While other reality TV starlets become gossip tabloid fodder, LC has quietly been building her fashion empire and - oh, yes - even getting married.While some of you might find her a tad predictable, I wholeheartedly admire a girl who identifies her…
  • Musings: You Are Fabulous...

    franki durbin
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    I have some amazing girlfriends, I really do. So it pains me when they are limiting their life's potential with negative words, thoughts or actions. As southerners you will always encounter modesty, but that isn't what I'm referring to. I'm talking about amazing women who seem to want to downplay or deny their own fabulousness until the flame that burns within them is almost extinguished.  They key to tapping into joy in life is embracing your unique light and celebrating those things about you which are beautiful. Giving yourself permission to shine bright. Giving yourself permission to…
  • Feeling Bookish: Haute Couture Ateliers...

    franki durbin
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    I love it when a book arrives on the scene at a meaningful moment. As we are soaking in the finery of all that London Fashion Week & Milan Fashion week have to offer, Haute Couture Ateliers arrived in the mail. To say that I read it at one sitting is stating the obvious. Page after page of incredible details reveal not only moments of the models' lives backstage, but also the craftsmanship and desire to create a moment of perfection that goes into each garment. From unimaginable accordion pleats to the most decadently beaded gowns, this book is a beautiful celebration of the artistry…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • Natural Fall Decorating: Bring the Outside Inside this Season

    Brittney Smart
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    There’s something about the fall season that is beautifully organic and earthy in nature, don’t you think? What with the pumpkins starting to pop up everywhere, the corn stalks starting to yellow, and the leaves transitioning into their blazing departure from the trees, it makes sense that this season of the harvest largely involves Mother Nature. Why not bring some of that natural flair indoors this year?And, bonus, natural décor is often less expensive and quick to put up…leaving you more time to relax with a comfy blanket and a good book.Leaves on the Table.Whether you’ve got a…
  • Paint Dipped Picture Frames

    Francesca Stone
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    Upcycling and buying second hand doesn’t necessarily mean shabby and rustic. You can easily update used furniture with clean lines and bold colors to give a modern twist. These ‘paint dipped’ picture frames are unloved thrift store finds that were destined for the trash! You can save a set for yourself with this tutorial.I’ve used images from old books to fill my frames. Whilst you’re picking up some frames grab a book or two to find some original art for your walls. Alternatively use the original images if you like them or replace them with magazines cuttings, postcards or…
  • Cool Houses Clinging To Cliffs To Take In All The Beauty

    Simona Ganea
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    Location is key when building a vacation home so naturally, the top of a cliff seems like an extraordinary and hard to refuse option. Up there you feel like you can rule the world and take in all its beauty at once. Cliff houses are definitely amongst the most amazing and inspiring ones.Concept Cliff House.This one is still a concept. Planned by modscape, this is the design for a holiday home which pretty much hangs off a cliff above the ocean in Victoria, Australia. It was envisioned as a natural extension of the landscape. The entry is through a carport at the topmost level and the…
  • Can 39 Sqm Be Enough For A Comfortable Lifestyle

    Simona Ganea
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    The problem with space is that it’s always so…relative. You can’t really say whether an apartment that measures only 39 square meters is too tiny to be comfortable or not until you see it. Personally, I’d like to call this place home. It may be small, but it looks airy and well compartmentalized.Just look how great everything is organized in here. You have the living and seating area with a comfy couch, two armchairs and a coffee table set, the entertainment unit conveniently placed on the side and then there’s also the desk and that beautiful dark wooden wall.
  • Lamp Makeover: Turn Beast Into Beauty With These Quick & Easy DIY Tips

    Brittney Smart
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    Do you have an old, ugly lamp hiding away in your storage gathering up dust and taking up precious space? Let’s bring that baby out! With just a few quick tweaks, you can transform even the ugliest of well-shaped lamps into a show-stopper. Let that lamp take center stage and become the belle of the room’s décor.We’ll also let you in on some great spray painting tips that will leave your lamp looking perfectly professionally polished, with not a drip to be seen. What are we waiting for? Let’s get started!DIY Level: BeginnerMaterials Needed:LampSpray paint in the color of your…
 
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    Design blog from APD Interiors

  • Room of the Week

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

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

    Andrew Dunning
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    This week’s Room of the Week is a very dark bathroom featuring jet black walls that form a great backdrop for the feature steel bath. Although the trend has been for beige, plain bathrooms we are increasingly seeing rooms where the interior decoration is more evolved and the room then becomes far more interesting. There are many ways to achieve this look by using tiles, wallpaper or paint. If you don’t feel brave enough to choose a dark tile adding the black edge to your bathroom can still be achieved by using wallpaper. There are now many designs available that are suitable…
  • APD Interiors turns 10 years old

    Andrew Dunning
    11 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today we are celebrating APD Interiors turning 10 years old. From humble beginnings back in 2004 we have grown over the last 10 years to become a successful design and build company who operates internationally. It’s been a rocky road at times, especially through the recent economic crisis when no-one was spending money on their interiors – so we are pleased to be celebrating 10 years in business today. To celebrate I wanted to take a look back over the past 10 years at some of my favourite projects and explain how the business started. In 2001 I had just purchased by first home…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    8 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    We are starting this week in a smart nautical themed dining room. Today’s Room of the Week features a neutral interior which is supplemented with the additional of furnishings in primary colours. The result is a bright space that would be a joy to dine in – an especially colourful way to start your day! A bright white interior can serve as a good base for adding blocks of colour to liven it up. I particularly like this style of interior as it allows you to quickly update the look through the seasons. This is a good way to keep your interior fresh and vibrant, if you are rotating…
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  • Rosa Beltran’s Bungalow

    Jon Peters
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M Perhaps one of the most laid-back architectural styles ever invented has been the bungalow. While I love the layout and sense of charm that bungalows offer, I love the history more than anything else. Growing up around Seminole Heights in Tampa, there are a ton of beautiful bungalow-style houses that have been renovated and restored to their original glory. In my opinion, one of the most beautiful bungalow houses that I’ve seen in a long time belongs to Rosa Beltran, who’s Los Angeles home is a well curated comprise with the perfect mixture of modern, traditional, and…
  • Bey + Jay’s LA Digs

    Jon Peters
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M Jet-setting celebrity power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé are reportedly about to plop down $85 million on a stunningly gorgeous contemporary home in Beverly Hills. Nestled towards the top of a cliffside mountain, this brand new house boasts an infinity-edge pool with stunning panoramic views of Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. It’s not a sure thing yet, but real estate insiders have commented how interested the couple is in the home, having visited to tour the sprawling space over multiple occasions. Beyoncé and Jay Z are owners of a very impressive real estate…
  • Color Trend: Olive Green

    Jon Peters
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M It’s hard to believe that it’s almost that time of year again to prepare for fall High Point Market! As someone who enjoys following the latest trends in home decor and interior design, I’m really looking forward to attending again this season. I predict that some of things we got to see this past spring will be familiar, but it’s always interesting to see which colors and decor trends become more popular and which ones begin to phase out. As of lately, I’ve been bracing myself to find a wave of olive green this fall that’s the perfect transitional summer-to-fall color.
  • Quiet Home Design

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

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

  • Simply Chevron Treasury

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

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

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

    Interior Design Style
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
            Selecting the right furniture for the office is important. Overcrowded office space or inadequate furniture can hinder the workability as well as the overall productivity of the staff. Furthermore, unsuitable placing of office furniture may put off customers as well. Well-selected office furniture and their placement in the right positions may increase the positive attitude of both staff and customers. Therefore, small, medium as well as large businesses have to pay due attention when buying the right office furniture and positioning them at the right places…
  • Essential appliances for the kitchen

    Interior Design Style
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    If you’re in the fantastic position of buying a property that needs a kitchen and currently doesn’t have one, you can really go to town and make it exactly what you want. You may be looking to create a cosy haven of warmth to take a book to and sit by the warming AGA on winter days, it could be you want a space to create a dinner party kitchen for friends to regularly visit or it could be you’re looking for a functional, practical space for a busy family. Whatever your desires are, there are some basic areas to consider before you start and one is the choosing of the appliances you…
 
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  • Exclusive with Daniels about their latest High Park Condominiums project

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

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

    TheRedPin Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Yorkdale Condos: Project Details Project Intersection: Allen Rd and Ranee Avenue Developer: Context and Metropia Urban Landscapes Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 15 Storeys   The Yorkdale Condos is in the center of a bustling family oriented neighbourhood. Register for VIP access now   Register for VIP access now Neighbourhood Perks: Englemount-Lawrence and neighbouring areas This neighbourhood cannot be defined without a shout out to its landmark shopping mall, Yorkdale Shopping Centre – Canada’s 5th largest mall. Home to several high-end retailers like Holt Renfrew…
  • Hot Listings September 15 to 19

    TheRedPin Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
     54 Carmine Cres  St. Catherines, Ontario Contact Francis Malboeuf to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $399,500 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,498 975 Details: 4+1 Beds, 4 Baths Apt. 101 – 75 Dalhousie St  Moss Park, Toronto  Contact Enzo Ceniti to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $399,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,500 975 Details: 2+1 Beds, 1 Bath  72 Stornwood Crt  Peel Village, Brampton  Contact Bob Perks to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $339,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,275 975 Details: 3 Beds, 3 Baths  Apt. 302 – 30 Hugo Cres Apt.
  • GTA MLS® Infographic: September 16

    TheRedPin Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    If you cannot see this infographic on your current browser, please click here The post GTA MLS® Infographic: September 16 appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
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  • Cream Caramel tray large platter recycled oak wine barrel staves, solid antique brass handles by StilNovoDesign

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    215.00 USDOur extra large platter turns into a magnificent centerpiece and its versatility allows you to either integrate it in your decor in a number of creative ways -displaying flowers, crystals, candles, beads, wedding favors, cards, etc- or to use it as an original, stunning serving tray. Our spectacular Cream Caramel makes a very elegant and original gift idea as well.While Cream Caramel’s top is still slightly stained by the wine previously held in the barrel, the rest is finished with a natural oak color to preserve and to show the natural features and beautiful grain of the aged…
  • Liquorish, recycled oak wine barrel stave shot glass sampler, 5 shot glasses by StilNovoDesign

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    79.99 USDLiquorish is a unique shot glass sampler, perfect to serve a selection of spirits/liquors in a very original presentation. Ideal for dinner parties, gatherings and tastings. Its stylish design will harmonize with any interior design, from classical to contemporary.Our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France. The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create. The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The red wine…
  • Lido, collapsible folding tray, display, recycled oak wine barrel staves by StilNovoDesign

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

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

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

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

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    I love Tudor Revival-styled homes, but it seems I’m in the minority. In more than two decades of Residential Architecture practice, I've had one client express an interest in English Tudor style.One.I've mentioned it to a few other clients over the years, but the reaction I typically get is something along the lines of “yuck”, “ewww”, and “I hate Tudor”.I hear similar sentiments from real estate agents and homebuilders, too.That's too bad, because once upon a time, Tudors were loved.==========Tudor Revival style, loosely based on English building traditions from…
  • A Homeowner's View of Who Should Be - and Who Shouldn't Be - On Your Bidding List

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

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

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

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The best home remodelings sometimes are the most subtle.  This 1932 Colonial Revival home in historic Olde Beechwold (Columbus, Ohio) needed updating, but didn't need a dramatic overhaul. The new owners moved from another home in the area, and already understood this home's potential.The classic lines and symmetry of the home remained untouched outside.Read More >    
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • It’s all about the Hardware: New KBIS 2015 Product Releases

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

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

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

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

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

  • Got Leather?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nina Holst
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Unike og personlige hjem er noe jeg elsker å lese om. Det setter i gang tankene og plutselig drømmer jeg meg bort i en verden av interiør og nye ideer. En av kildene jeg setter veldig stor pris på i den sammenheng er det norske interiørmagasinet ELLE Decoration (som tidligere het ELLE Interiør). Her finner jeg inspirerende artikler fra boliger som har det lille ekstra, samt en god oversikt over nyheter og trender som kommer. Nå som høsten har kommet og vinteren nærmer seg er det deilig å ha noen gode magasiner og lese i soafen mens det fyres i peisen, og i den sammenheng tilbyr nå…
  • Varmende eleganse

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

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

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

    HD Staff
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Everyone wants to feel like their bedroom is beautiful. It should be a place you feel comfortable, safe, and inspired. These bedrooms take this feeling to another level with creative elements from artwork to design features to light fixtures. Each one is unique and inviting. The first bedroom in this collection is a distinctively urban design from visualizer Hai Peng. Reflective surfaces from walls to ceiling to shelving let the twinkling city lights below mingle with the soft indoor lighting scheme. The result is bright and modern room with a lively vibe. Of course, style needn’t be…
  • Gorgeous Desert Mountain Retreat with Two Bedroom Guest House and Amazing Pool

    HD Staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    The desert surrounding Scottsdale, Arizona is extensive and can be punishing, but a night in this modern home would be far from roughing it. Nestled in to the gated Desert Mountain community, which features six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, it’s a customer built tribute to comfort and modern southwest style. A home without a pool in the heat of an Arizona summer would be unbearable. A dip in this beautiful halfmoon-shaped swimming pool is refreshing any time of day. The plethora of pool deck chairs suggests an invitation for plenty of guests. The flat roof and pale beige adobe-style…
  • Casa Sierra Leona: A Mexico City Tribute to Modernism

    HD Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    This stunning home from architect José Juan Rivera Río is located on the outskirts of the Mexico City sprawl. Built in 2014, the home takes its inspiration from the modernism of the 1960′s but puts its own beautiful modern twist on the style. Located on the outskirts of Mexico City, in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood (or colonia), the house is striking from all angles. An expansive courtyard in the front of the house is made possible due to its locale, two and a half meters above street level.Lights from the overhang illuminate both the wraparound balcony and the stone patio…
  • Luxurious Modern Cottage With Rich Warm Textures & Playful Kids’ Spaces

    HD Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Far beyond a typical suburban house, this modern cottage, with an interior from Ukrainian design firm DA-Design, includes many unique and elegant touches. Each room, from an open dining and kitchen area, to a playroom that any child would beg for, is its own beautiful world. At the same time, the designers have made the colors flow easily from one room to another so that the decor feels ultimately united and welcoming. Take a look. Immediately we can see the warm and welcoming textures of the main living area.The neutral, earthy textures from a carefully rumpled rug to a small wooden…
  • Beautiful Attic Apartment with Clever Design Features (Includes Floor Plans)

    HD Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    The key to great interior design when it comes to small spaces is being able to use the same space for more than one purpose. In this top floor apartment, located just outside of Warsaw, the designers at 081 Architects have been able to do just that. From a stylish dressing area tucked into the dining room to built-in custom wine storage, every square foot of the apartment is useful, organized, and beautiful. This overall view shows us most of the main living area, including the small dining nook, modern gray futon and narrow study area. With futons, you always have the danger of giving off a…
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  • Basement Laundry Before and After

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

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

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

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

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

    Anchal Bhatia
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    When you think of fall; pumpkin and turkey comes to mind at once. Better yet? Chili! So, why not combine the three ingredients into a delicious and satisfying autumn dish? I know it does not sound appetizing, but trust me, it is unbelievably yummy and super easy too! Perfect for fall dinners, weekend suppers or any time you are carving comfort food, pumpkin turkey chili can be served on the table in flat 30 minutes. Fall Dinner: Pumpkin Turkey Chili Pumpkin turkey chili is is unbelievably yummy and super easy too Image via: Buzz Feed Total time Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 20 minutes…
  • Fall Dessert: Carrot-Cranberry Cake Recipe

    Rehana Akter
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The cool autumn weather is not only enjoyable but also brings hearty appetites. A fall dessert made with in-season flavors and fruits can satisfy any sweet tooth craving. Check out this fall dessert recipe from Betty Crocker that will help you take the taste of the fall’s bounty. This carrot-cranberry cake will be perfect for any crisp autumn night or mildly warm noon. Fall Dessert: Carrot-Cranberry Cake The carrot-cranberry cake will sweeten your crisp autumn nights. Image via: The Answer Is Cake Ingredients 12 Servings All-purpose flour (1-3/4 cups) Crushed pineapple in juice, not drained…
  • Fall Drink: Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe

    Lydia Mathews
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Don’t you just enjoy the fall season? From the warm colors, to the spiced scents and the cool air that gives us a break from the summer heat. It can all be so wonderful, however I believe that the number one area we tend to fall for this season are the recipes, and this one is definitely does not fall short. Pumpkin spiced lattes have warmed our bodies and taste buds with their warm rich sweet pumpkin and cinnamon flavors, that taste like autumn in a cup. So let’s not waste any time and jump into making this fall drink. Fall Drink: Pumpkin Spiced Latte Image via:  She knows Ingredients 1…
  • Fall Dessert: Raspberry Coconut Bars Recipe

    Joy M
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The best thing about making layered bars is that you get the opportunity to mix different delicious ingredients into one delectable dessert recipe. That is the case with Raspberry Coconut Bars. They have a solid layer beneath, a lovely raspberry layer, and a chewy top filled with plenty of coconut. These bars are perfect for fall dessert, summer picnics, or as accompaniments to tea and coffee. They are a versatile dessert and you’ll be hard pressed to find anything similar. Use this recipe from Taste of Home to make them perfectly. Fall Dessert: Raspberry Coconut Bars Make a batch of…
  • Easy Fall Themed Ideas for Kids Room Decor

    Rehana Akter
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Fall is an extra busy season for those people who have children. Besides organizing the entire home and taking preparation for the upcoming cold, you have to get ready for back to school and organize and decorate their rooms. Check out these kids room decor ideas for this fall season. Easy Fall Themed Ideas for Kids Room Decor Control the clutter with handy storage options. Image via: HGTV Locker for Clutter Control Including storage options to the decorating plan is a great idea because autumn is the time when you really need to control the clutter. The days start becoming shorter in fall…
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  • Deco Peacock Collection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Win the Mid-Century Crib from DwellStudio!

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

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

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

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

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

  • 2014 Autumnal Equinox With New Moon In Libra

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

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

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

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

    Amanda Gates
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Before last week I’d never heard the name Roger Goodell, but I’m also not a football fan. The now infamous NFL commissioner is being faced with many challenges for overlooking a very inordinate football league, to which he is the leader of. With so many athletes getting a slap on the wrist for grisly behavior,… Read more The post Roger Goodell – A look at his numbers appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • Staged for Success (And You Can Be, Too)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Design Insider: What’s New What’s Next at the New York Design Center

    elilly
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! What’s New What’s Next was the latest, greatest event at the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Ave. Jim Druckman has truly made the NYDC a real destination for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • One-of-a-Kind Fromental Wallcovering for Project Design 2014 of Ronald McDonald House of LI

    elilly
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! This is exciting for me to share…our custom made Fromental wallcovering is going up in our bedroom suite this week! Fromental is one of my favorite companies. They were... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Meet Emcee Ryan Serhant at the Project 2014 Gala!

    elilly
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Purchase your tickets to the RHMLI Project Design 2014 gala on October 9th and meet Ryan Serhant! He just got engaged… Congratulations, Ryan and Emilia! I can’t wait for you to see... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • We’re Getting There! Last Week of Construction for My Suite at RMHLI Project Design 2014!

    elilly
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! A flawless paint job transforms any project! That’s why I asked my GC, Vlad Tomasevic, and his team at TGC Contracting Corp. to take the helm of this important part of my room... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Details Emerging for Project Design 2014 of Ronald McDonald House of LI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jackie
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Here’s some great advice from fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood that we could all use
  • 2014 Fall Bucket List

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

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

  • Jam Furniture: Making reclaimed timber contemporary

    incrati
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:13 am
    They are inspired by reclaimed materials and minimalist design. The team at Jam have a passion for working with timber that tells a story, timber that has had a life long before it was carried through the workshop doors. Each piece is considered ensuring they can retain all of the character that you just can’t recreate without the passage of time. Components are designed around the timber that frame it and celebrate it. Locally sourced folded and powder coated steel is their complementary material of choice. The confident clean geometry of the steel has an appealing contrast against the…
  • Gardens in Fall – Your Natural Mall

    incrati
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:42 am
    City life is great and it has many positive effects on your life. First of all, you have the comfort that cannot be compared with the life people living in the country have. In the city, you do not have to grow a garden or worry about getting wood for winter. Also, the city offers numerous facilities and amenities and children can also attend numerous sports and educational activities. However, the city does not have land, meaning that in most cities you cannot have your own vegetables and fruit. While some people will still find these features of the city positive, more and more people…
  • 10 Awesome DIY Halloween Decor Ideas You Can Try This Year

    incrati
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    Have you thought of how you will decorate your home for Halloween this year? I’ll bet the kids are so excited about what they will wear as costumes for the trick and treat activity around the neighborhood. So why not make their Halloween experience more fun and memorable? Check out these 10 Halloween décor ideas that are guaranteed to illicit screams and laughter from your visitors. Easy-To-Do Halloween Lantern Buy a black lantern, Halloween colored ribbons, and a clip on spider. Cut ribbons in different shapes, colors, and lengths then tie them to the top of the lantern. Clip the spider…
  • How to Choose the Perfect Sink for your Bathroom

    incrati
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When choosing the right sink for your bathroom you are faced with a multitude of options, not only when it comes to the type and style of the sink but the price range as well. This article will help you choose the sink that is right for your bathroom and that will completely satisfy all the needs and requirements attributed to a modern functional bathroom. General Planning The sink plays an important role in every bathroom. Whether it’s a modern luxurious one, or a plain simple bathroom, the sink represents the crucial element that is the center of bathroom arrangement as well as…
  • Top 20 Tourist Attractions of Barcelona

    designer
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Who’s going on holiday trip in Barcelona? If after a thorough research of the wonderful places in Europe where you can spend your vacation this year, you’ve finally decided to choose Barcelona, know that you will not regret at all. Barcelona, the vibrant capital of Catalunya, is nowadays among aspirants to the title glory in areas such as business, drama, food and design. By exploring the many inflections of the Barcelona’s spirit of the XXI century, you will reveal a lot of interesting buildings, most of them famous landmarks, both historical and contemporary, in an inspired mix of…
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  • organic week and antique weekend

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

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

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

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

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

  • 2014 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

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

    jaklina
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Are you eco-conscious? Reclaimed hardwood is on-trend not only because of its character and beauty, but also because recycling hardwood rather than chopping down more of our beautiful trees is always the better choice. We’ve got some wonderful products made of recycled hardwood that will appeal to your rustic taste as well as your eco-conscious mind. Browse our selection of eco-friendly modern furniture here!
  • Throwback Thursday!

    jaklina
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Remember the time our egg chair was featured in Architectural Digest in Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan’s amazing NYC apartment? If not, click the image below for more details! A special thank you to Architectural Digest for the great article!
  • Vibrant Dining Chairs !

    jaklina
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Check out this playful and inviting dining room with its bright pop of color against neutral colors throughout the room. Why not modernize your dining room with a pop of color with our Pori Arm Chairs? They come in cheerful & cozy Pistachio Green, Carnelian Red, Iron Gray, & Island Blue!
  • Modern Reading Nook (Get The Look!)

    jaklina
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    We all could use a little escape from our busy lives by curling up with a good book every once in a while. You’ll need 2 main things (besides the book of course) -good lighting and a comfy little corner. Of course, a trendy corner only makes it sweeter. Why not create a modern reading nook that’s functional and striking? Re-create the look above with these products. Happy reading!
 
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • It’s all about the Hardware: New KBIS 2015 Product Releases

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

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

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

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

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

  • FTRB on HLN Project Home

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fall in Love with Orange: 5 Tips to Use this Autumn Color in Your Décor

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

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

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

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

    Linnore Gonzales
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tired of granite? So are a lot of people. While granite used to be the must-have material for countertops, homeowners are starting to think about materials that are more user-friendly, more interesting, and just different from every other house in the neighborhood. Your interior designer can help you determine the best option for your kitchen. Here are some of the burgeoning alternatives to granite. Quartz Quartz is a versatile countertop option that is available in many different colors. An extremely hard, heavy material, quartz is incredibly durable and scratch-resistant, and it’s also…
 
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    Lighting & Decor Blog | Lamps.com

  • Our 2013-2014 Scholarship Winner Announced!!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Was There Really a Magic Flying Carpet or is it a Myth?

    J. Nazmiyal
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Flying Carpet – Myth or Reality Flying carpets have long been a device used in folklore to permit the protagonist (or antagonist) to achieve their mysterious devices as fast as possible. This legendary rug is an integral part of stories in the Eastern World, appearing in ancient Jewish texts, the Arabic One Thousand and One Nights, and most recently Read More... The post Was There Really a Magic Flying Carpet or is it a Myth? appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Nazmiyal Acquires Collection of Over 100 Vintage Moroccan Rugs

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

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

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

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

  • Contemporary Architecture Design Plans | Architects in Coimbatore

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

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

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

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

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

  • Coastal Autumn Interiors in Colors to Fall for

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

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This year's Coastal Living Showhouse is located in Coronado, California. The home is huge and the nautical design is pristine. Take a peek! The spacious kitchen prominently shows off an Anchor Marquee Sign. Both, Porthole Windows and Lighting are a nod to nautical. Actually, kitchen/dining and living room are all upstairs while the first floor houses a foyer, laundry room, office, three
  • Top Beach, Nautical & Coastal Pumpkins for Fall & Halloween

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Over the years I have collected quite a few fabulous coastal, beach and nautical theme pumpkins, and I have just discovered a few new ideas too, shown in the first picture. So here's to a sea of awesome coastal pumpkins for the Fall season (and Halloween)! Make sure to follow the links to learn more about each idea. Some links we'll take you to posts from the past with even more coastal pumpkins
  • Nautical Dresser Makeover with Creative Handles & Rope Edging

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

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    A modern sophisticated take on tropical decor style by designer Alessandra Branca. The tropical decor of this home, featured in Lonny Magazine makes me want to take the long journey to remote Harbor Island in the Bahamas. If this is how the island feels like then it must be a tropical paradise! Even though I have never had anything pink, I think the color is delicious, especially the way it is
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  • In Rural Areas, Interior Design Careers Aren't Growing On Trees (But They Could Be)

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

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

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    We all know that paint can be used to trick the eye.You can blend things together or visually separate them, simply by using a contrasting or matching color tone or value.When I want a space to seem taller or more open, one trick I use in a kitchen is to blend the backsplash and upper cabinetry altogether in a light color. If you have only the countertop or the base cabinets as the contrast, the space will have much more height if things aren’t visually chopped up. I’m currently working on a kitchen remodel with a cottage / country style where I’m doing that very trick.When we started,…
  • Why 'It's Unwise To Pay Too Much, But Worse To Pay Too Little'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Editor
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you’re considering modernising your bathroom, there are several factors to be aware of before you hotfoot it to your local DIY store armed with a credit card and an unquenchable thirst for tiles and towels. Transform Your Bathroom While it’s an exciting decision to redecorate a tired looking bathroom, the journey from shabby to chic involves a raft of less than exhilarating choices before you’re relaxing in your Art Deco bathtub or washing away your troubles in your new power shower. The overhaul of a bathroom can be laborious, expensive and overwhelming, which is why you should…
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  • Top 5 Instagrammers You Should Follow …

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

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

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

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
      Wooohoooo !! Hello summer and hello July !! It’s a time for holidays and drinking liquid fermented grapes. Don’t forget to be awesome. Don’t sip too much out-ta the crazy straw tonight.  You’ll be moving slower than jello tomorrow … Read More!
 
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  • richard rabel: a 1930s Dallas home renovation (before and after)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Julie
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Photo credit: Flickr.com – acb One of the advantages of apartment living is that you don’t have a yard to take care of. Unfortunately, one of the disadvantages is that you don’t have a yard for gardening. Although that last part is not exactly true because you can actually start a garden in your apartment. Gardening with a balcony If you have a balcony, or similar outdoor space, then you already have most of what you need for a great apartment garden. Even if it’s a tiny space, you can grow a variety of food crops in containers including: ·  Squash ·  Peppers ·  Tomatoes…
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  • Videosphere black and white television | Ryuzo Fujita | JVC (Victor Company of Japan) | 1970 | UPDATE

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    This post is an update to my original post about the JVC Videosphere television.   Similar in most respects to the model 3240, this example is given the model number 3240AQC.  The large differences are not apparent until you look at the back of the set.  Views from the front show this lack of difference. The model 3240AQR Videosphere television has a plate on the back and a switch which allows three power settings: US, US(EUROPE), and CCIR. Detail of the power switch. On the back of the 3240AQC model, there is a depressed well.  In this well is placed a sticker that…
  • Radiant Inflatable Baby | Keith Haring | Pop Shop, New York City | 1985

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Garden Glory Will Glamorize Your Yard

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

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

    Courtney Price
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Excellence is never an accident... Related posts: A Word From William Morris A Word on Solitude
  • The London Hotel, NYC

    Courtney Price
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Business travelers, next time you are headed to NYC, consider this hotel: Related posts: Fashion Designer Hotel Suites The Carlyle Hotel and its Famous Bemelmans Bar Hotel Silver
  • French Furniture: Three Desks, Three Styles and a Decorative Arts Glossary

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

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

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    19 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    There are a lot of people, who are willing to know how to build a modular home because of the large scale benefits of owning a modular home. The benefits of modular homes include strong construction,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Build a Log House

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    The important steps on how to build a log house will give you an overview of the things that you need to consider when building a log house. The steps will also help you in giving a second thought on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Decorate a Kitchen

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    There are a number of steps that can be followed on how to decorate a kitchen. In the busy life that we lead sometimes it can almost become impossible to remain organized and this goes especially for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Amazing Lighting Trends for Every Season

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

    Melina Divani
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Color introduces character, quality, and ambiance to any area and the bedroom is no exception. Inculcate your bedroom with fresh color to give it a décor boost. Below are 22 bedroom color schemes that will sooth, uplift, and give your bedroom added style. 1. Chocolate, gray, teal bedroom color scheme Dark colors won’t necessarily make a room smaller. This color scheme creates a dark, moody, sensual ambiance. You can find this beautiful Comforter Set here. 2. Mustard, black, cream and gray This unique color scheme can be used in a number of combinations. For example, one bedroom wall can…
  • The National Biscuit Company (OREO) Building Turned Into A Modern Loft

    Melina Divani
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Located in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, this building once housed the National Biscuit Company, now known as “Nabisco”. This loft style condo unit designed by Besch Design, is located on the upper floor and is a multi-level unit. One of the main features is the kitchen, which is located in one of the old ovens used for baking. The steel parts for the oven doors are still embedded into the exposed brick. The master bedroom has an opening that overlooks into the living spaces on the first floor. Reclaimed barn wood was used on an accent wall that is has become a feature in the…
  • Beautiful Minimalist and Simple Ranch

    Melina Divani
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Hupomone Ranch  by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop architects, is an original 160-acre homestead located in the Chileno Valley, just three miles west of downtown Petaluma. The ranch had been fallow for over 30 years and the owners, a young family with three children, wanted to build a barn house that would reflect their commitment to sustainable farming, draw on the natural serenity of the site and build on the sense of place in western Petaluma where farming and ranching are still a part of people’s daily lives. The site has a wonderful balanced quality to it, and the simple grounded form of…
  • Central Park West Penthouse

    Melina Divani
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:35 am
    This penthouse apartment designed by Foley Fiore, is hidden beneath the curved copper mansard roof of a Manhattan landmark building. It was artfully created by the former owner out of storage rooms, a one bedroom apartment, and unused space in the building’s decorative turret. The goals for this renovation were to provide ample communal living spaces with private retreats for a young family with two teenage children; to maximize the views to Central Park and the interior garden; to create a great working kitchen with a connection to the living spaces; and to shake the eighties feeling out…
  • Interior With Organic Textures And Raw Finishes

    Melina Divani
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Weary (and wary) of glossy showroom-type interiors, Anthony Seah wanted a home that reflects a more down-to-earth way of living; one that finds its roots in organic textures and raw finishes. When he and his family decided to renovate their three- plus-one bedroom apartment at Poh Heng Court, the best firm for the job seemed to be Three-D Conceptwerke, considering its penchant for interiors that eschew the overdone and overdesigned.   Via Lookboxliving The post Interior With Organic Textures And Raw Finishes appeared first on Decoholic.
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  • Transforming to an Eco-Home: Energy-Efficient Windows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Founterior
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Do you love the scariest holiday that have been attracting small children and grown ups for many years? Personally, I […] The post Spooky Ideas, Decorations and Inflatables for Outdoor Use appeared first on Founterior.
  • Practical Advices for Apartment Living in Tiny Spaces

    Founterior
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    If you want to challenge yourself try decorating or making the interior design of a small apartment. Why is this […] The post Practical Advices for Apartment Living in Tiny Spaces appeared first on Founterior.
  • Style Your Kitchen with Granite Details

    Founterior
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Hello friends. Today we are going to pay some special attention to one of the most stylish materials used in […] The post Style Your Kitchen with Granite Details appeared first on Founterior.
  • Creative Ideas for your Halloween Front Door

    Founterior
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Knock, knock! Who’s there? This will probably be the most repeated phrase on October 31st. Did you prepare your decorations […] The post Creative Ideas for your Halloween Front Door appeared first on Founterior.
  • New ways to decorate your staircase

    Founterior
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Stairs are one of those special elements in a house that I admire. I have always dreamt about a large […] The post New ways to decorate your staircase appeared first on Founterior.
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  • Create a stylish coffee table display with these 5 tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Simple ways to make big changes in your new home

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

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

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

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

    strawberry_admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    It’s been a couple of weeks since the A-Level results came out and the countdown is on for students across the country ahead of the new university year. Moving away from home for the first time can be stressful enough so why not think about how you’re going to furnish your room, flat or house? Here are our top 5 essentials… 1. Duvet, pillows and bedding A decent duvet is a must – it’ll get you through some cold nights and also be a life saver when you’re curled up on a sofa nursing a hangover (try to drink responsibly!). You’ll also need pillows and other bedding so get…
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  • Never Trust Anyone Who Doesn’t Love Cheese: Mintwood Home

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

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

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

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

    Eric
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Hey, it’s chit chat with Kat time! So, my name’s Katherina, but everyone calls me Kat! I’m originally from London, UK – and after a stop in Iran for a while, I came to the United States about 20 years ago. I really enjoy parks, beaches, and the great outdoors with my daughter Samantha. Here’s a photo of us being silly and having fun! My role here at Go Home encompasses a bit of everything, but more likely than not, anytime the phone rings, it’s my voice you’ll hear (PS. I also handle the http://gohomeltd.com chat…so if you need stock levels or…
 
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  • 100% Design London: Our Top 11 Highlights

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

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

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

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

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

    Sherry Nothingam
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    A trip to the dentist is obviously not a pleasant experience in the best of times and many of us often dread the experience of ‘the dentist chair’. But the sparkling and soothing new clinic of Dental Angels in Barcelona tries to create an atmosphere that puts you at ease as much as possible. With clean, well defined lines, sensuous curves that bring in contemporary style and a professional image, the office showcases the trademark design style of YLAB Arquitectos. Much like their previous creation, the headquarters of Inaugure Hospitality Group, this is another office space that exudes…
  • Exciting Decor And Brilliant Accents Enliven Posh Private Villa In Portugal

    Sherry Nothingam
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    One of the many joys of decorating and redecorating your home with every passing season is the wide array of new trends, colors and patterns that you can try out. While some of them stay with you for the rest of your life, others are quickly discarded to usher in a whole new fashion statement. Nestled in a beautiful little niche of Portugal is the Quinta Villa, which has gleefully embraced this approach to interior design with elegance and abundant flair! Unraveling a wide range of colors and patterns, the smart private residence designed by Staffan Tollgard Design Group is a perfect example…
  • 12 Bedroom Accessories That Make A Stylish Impact

    Kate Simmons
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    Ready for some redecorating inspiration?! Kate here, and I’m in the middle of a bedroom makeover that’s inspiring me to take a DIY approach to my decor. If you’re feeling crafty as well, check out my recent post on DIY solutions for today’s top trends. While making your own decor is a budget-friendly way to get creative, there are always items that beckon you to take the purchasing plunge, especially if the right accessory catches your eye. Today we highlight 12 trends in bedroom accessories that are sure to give your sleeping space personality. Follow the links for…
  • The 24 Coolest Design Trends This Fall

    Sherry Nothingam
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    The last two months have seen the annual shift where both interior designers and fashionistas move away from the summer delights to the exciting hues and patterns that fall brings. And if you have not already given your home a fall makeover, then now is the time to get it ready for the festive months ahead! From Halloween to Christmas, fall and winter bring along with them plenty of joy, and your preparation for these cheerful times starts now. While Kate has already given you a fascinating glimpse into some of the hottest fall decor finds, today we take a look at some more hip fall trends…
  • Spectacular Tahan Villa Amazes With A Dynamic Facade And Panoramic Sea Views

    Sherry Nothingam
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    It is amazing how the unique challenges that the topography creates often result in the conceptualization of some stunning homes that bring together innovative architecture and extraordinary views. Surrounded by natural rocks, lush green landscape and overlooking the gorgeous bay of Jounieh and the spectacular Mediterranean Sea, the Tahan Villa in Kfour, Lebanon draws you in with its imaginative and dynamic façade. Designed by BLANKPAGE Architects, the house is located on a sloped terrain, which shapes its overall contours and expansive interiors spread across four levels.A series of…
 
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    Leovan Design

  • Fall Lawn Care Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Must Know Design Color Trend Drifting Towards A Classic

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

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

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

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Get the most for your dollar without giving up style or needs. Here are the 5 best splurge-worthy items for the kitchen or bathroom. Read More
  • Don’t Screw Up Your Kid By Overdecorating Their Bedroom

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you wish for a happy child, one who understands quiet time and is capable of paying attention - their bedroom must promote this. Overdecorating is harmful. Read More
 
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  • How to re-oil your hardwood floor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Millimeter Interior Design Creates the Ultimate Luxury Urban Bachelor Pad

    HS Editor
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Welcome to our gallery showcasing this spectacularly modern house in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, by Millimeter Interior Design. Nestled in the verdant hills of  the “Back Garden of Hong Kong”, this 4550 square foot home was completely remodeled, creating a striking, open, and tranquil living space. Millimeter transformed an impractical split- level into a pseudo four-story home, incorporating a garage, large living room, family room, two small bedrooms, two guest rooms with one guest bath, helper room, master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and den, and an open roof top space with…
  • 6 Simple Ways to Make a Small Room More Expansive

    HS Editor
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    If there’s one thing the UK could do with more of it’s space. We’re a fraction of the size of the US yet we still pack in 64 million people. That’s more than the entire population of California, Nevada, Utah and the State of New York on a land mass that is half the size of just California. This naturally equates to much smaller living spaces with the average new house size in the UK being 818 feet squared (the US is 2,164 for comparison) and they’re actually shrinking as time goes on. Of course, having such small living spaces can be of benefit, especially when…
  • MM Architects Creates Stunning Tropical Waterfront “Oceanique” Villas

    HS Editor
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This gallery features a real estate development located in Mui Ne, a seaside holiday destination on Vietnam’s Southeast coast. The project was designed and created by MM Architecture. Situated on a site 110 meters deep between the ocean and the road and 42 meters along the beach, the view is unusually brilliant for a private residential project in an area populated almost exclusively by resorts and hotels. The designer’s idea was to maximize this unique potential with semi-detached sea front villas, keeping a large part of the land as a “buffer” zone against noise from…
  • Metropole Architects Design Contemporary Minimalist Safari Home

    HS Editor
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Under the leafy canopy of an immense Albizia tree stands the Aloe Ridge House, a contemporary home in the Eden Rock Estate on Kwa Zulu Natal’s South Coast of South Africa. Designed by Metropole Architects, the home makes a bold architectural statement that dream houses need not be colossal to be brilliant. The public facade is proudly minimalist and hard against the Southwestern building line. The visually engaging architecture makes efficient use of the small site, providing effective privacy while acting as an efficient bulwark against bad weather and strong prevailing winds. The…
  • 33 Living Room Designs with Beautiful Woodwork Throughout

    HS Editor
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring beautiful living rooms absolutely bursting with gorgeous wood details. The spaces contained herein run the gamut from cozy settings packed with comfortable furniture and decoration, to widely spaced and grandly proportioned rooms of opulent detail. We have collected living rooms in marble and carved wood, making for a traditionally luxurious feel. We have rustic styled rooms with exposed log construction juxtaposed with elegant, fragile details like mirror topped coffee tables and crystalline light structures. We, more than anything, have found that the…
 
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Conquering the Costs of Interior Design

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Easiest Way to Disguise Your Internet Router

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

    chiccalifornia
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Vintage Letters My Dearest Friends, I am so happy that you are reading my blog today. I was overjoyed to read all your comments from my previous post. I am so grateful for your friendship. I Remain Forever Your Blogger, Adrienne Doesn’t that sound a little funny? I wanted to write in the prose of my {Read More...} The post Vintage Letters appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #38

    chiccalifornia
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #38 Welcome to another awesome link party! Fall is in the air, well ok, maybe not in California but I hear it’s feeling like fall in other parts of the country.  I’m so excited to see what projects you have been working on this week. Maybe I Will | Chic California {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #38 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Meet Night Fury

    chiccalifornia
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Meet Night Furry Most of the furniture pieces that I paint are girls. Really! Their lines are generally feminine and I tend to stick to more feminine colors and designs. But when this piece came into my life, I knew it was a boy and a dragon. Meet Night Fury. Yes, as in the dragon {Read More...} The post Meet Night Fury appeared first on Chic California.
  • C&B Striped Rug Hack

    chiccalifornia
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    C&B Striped Rug Hack Hopefully, you aren’t getting sick and tired looking at my HomeOffice/ Craft Room Makeover. I’m just so happy with it every time I walk into the room that I want to share more and more with you. Especially, since I did it on a budget and I mostly used what I already {Read More...} The post C&B Striped Rug Hack appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Hamersley Road by Studio53‏

    Magaly
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Hamersley Road is a private residence located in Subiaco, Australia. It was designed in 2013 by Studio53‏ Hamersley Road by Studio53‏: “The Hamersley Road Residence is the conversion of an early 1900’s Australian workers cottage to a practical, modern family residence. The external timberwork, moulded plaster, handmade tiles and flannel flower glass of the existing house give the home a distinct arts and crafts aesthetic. The house had been untouched..More...
  • Onyx House by Arch-D

    Magaly
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    Onyx House is a private residence designed by Arch-D. Completed in 2012, it is located in Tallinn, Estonia. Onyx House by Arch-D: “Location of the land, to where will be built the private residence, is located partially in the old building plot, where is remained the forest. Place itself requires exploitation of the existing, but especially forest massives with the relief of the landscape. This way the first floor would..More...
  • ARA Residence by Swatt Miers Architects

    Magaly
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
    ARA Residence is a private home located in Atherton, California, USA. With plentiful windows and skylights to allow natural light to filter in, it was designed by Swatt Miers Architects. Photos courtesy of Swatt Miers ArchitectsMore...
  • San Miguel de Salinas by ÁBATON

    Magaly
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    San Miguel de Salinas is a private residence located in Alicante, Spain. It was designed by the Madrid-based ÁBATON. San Miguel de Salinas by ÁBATON: “New dwelling developed in collaboration with London based Architect Studio Woods Bagot in the South of Alicante (Spain). Within a unique site -330 hectares full of hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea- for its beauty, lushness and exclusiveness. It enjoys an 18 hole golf course (Top..More...
  • Duplex en Ferrol by Castroferro Arquitectos

    Magaly
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Duplex en Ferrol is a stylish home designed by the Vigo-based Castroferro Arquitectos. The home is located in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain. Photos by: BISimagesMore...
 
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Chic Moscow Studio

    Vania
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Designer Max Kassymov design the interior of a small apartment in Moscow. He was able to transform small space area of ​​only 34 square meters into the stylish and comfortable home. The project used furniture and home furnishings by company OKHA Interiors (SAOTA). Client has only a few requirements: functional wardrobe, a comfortable bedroom and a wet room. The central element of the zoning is a wood panel made ​​in the workshop of the designer, who, together with a sliding glass door separates the bedroom from the dining room and kitchen. Read the rest of Chic Moscow Studio…
  • Concrete Wine Cooler by Francisco Corvi

    Vania
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Innovative, different and unique concrete Wine Cooler designed by Fran Corvi – PPi3D Studio. Industrial chic material like concrete is a very popular at the manufacturing of everyday products. And Intoconcrete Brand demonstrates a number of interior  products and accessories made ​​of concrete. Read the rest of Concrete Wine Cooler by Francisco Corvi originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Art of Sandwiches – Delicious Posters by Jeremy and Gabrielle

    Vania
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Jeremy & Gabrielle are graphic artists from Sydney, Australia. Both created a  delicious posters that reflect popular art movements as mouth – watering sandwiches. The Art of Sandwiches are visualised four art movements  – Abstract, Cubism, Minimalism & Psychedelic. The series of tasty A2 posters are perfect for your home, art studio, classroom, café and office. Love the idea? Support  Art of Sandwiches at Kickstarter. Read the rest of Art of Sandwiches – Delicious Posters by Jeremy and Gabrielle originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Renovation by Mole design

    Vania
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Mole design project recently completed the renovation of a Shi house. Storage is maximized throughout the kitchen and living area with the use of matt white handleless panels. In addition, a custom built – in a collection of wood storage from the kitchen to the bedrooms while integrating shelving, lighting and a home office. The designers prefer a natural materials such a stone, wood and iron in light earth colors. Read the rest of Renovation by Mole design originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Creative Design to Everyday Objects by Thomas Laurens

    Vania
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    If you take a look at the portfolio of Thomas Laurens will be impressed by his design of the staircase, part of unique interior projects. This is a serious challenge for any designer. The smaller design challenges, such as Swarm shelf system and two-seater table – Unfold, for children in bright yellow, also hint at his talent to design a small but clever objects. Every parent would love the table, which is solid, without the little details and perfect for creative performances of two small kids. Read the rest of Creative Design to Everyday Objects by Thomas Laurens originally posted on…
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    Trendoffice

  • Floating Wood Furniture and Other Home Objects

    trendoffice
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
     We have seen the Levitating lamp which we can even buy today and have it in our homes: Floating Lamp by Crealev Also several levitating beds and other really or seemingly floating... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fairy tale whimsical bedding for your kids

    trendoffice
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    They will make the bed a loved place for your kids - for dreaming and even unusual activities! Look for yourself: Washable Doodle Duvet Cover Doodle duvet is printed to look like a giant piece... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hot Buys - Overstock Sale

    trendoffice
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    Time to save on hot items for your home and yourself! Use the Overstock Sale and save up to 55% on indoor and outdoor! Belham Living Milano Wall Wine Rack - Walnut - Sale... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Maison & Objet (sept. 2014)

    trendoffice
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Fresh new designs from Paris:Photophore Lumignon - Sia:Console Cage - Menu:Mirror Jack Woodie - Soonsalon Faucet Hangers - Pa Design google_ad_client = "pub-7653206195145410";google_ad_width =... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 100% Design opens today!

    trendoffice
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    UK’s biggest and most important contemporary design event, 100% Design, returns to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre for its 20th year. The most interesting: Again 3D printing - mirror... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Lucie Sheridan

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

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

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

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

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

    Greta
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
  • Made A Mano Collection

    Ieva
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Happy Tuesday to all our readers all over the earth. Today we’re giving you the opportunity to get acquainted with Made a Mano, an amazing company, which produces a variety of high end ceramics such as tiles, countertops, sinks, bathtubs and a range of living items that combine traditional handicraft with modern production techniques. If you haven’t heard or seen  anything about it, it’s a shame, and you should check it as fast as possible. Made a Mano was founded in 2001. The owner, NanaKi Bonfils, find inspiration from many corners of the globe fusing these influences…
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    Greta
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:44 pm
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    Greta
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
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    Lights Online Blog

  • The Perfect Lighting for Watching TV and Movies

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

    Emma Harger
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Do you want to add some super stylish and glamorous lighting to your home? In need of crystal sparkle that looks like a million bucks but certainly doesn’t cost that much? Try the Maxim Lighting Glimmer line. It’s quite an extensive spread of fixture choices, so no matter where you want to add some shine, you certainly can. Here are just a few examples of fixtures available from Maxim Lighting Glimmer:  5-light ceiling pendant in plated silver  5-light flush mount in bronze  2-light sconce in plated silver  5-light chandelier in bronze  8-light ceiling pendant in plated…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – September 19

    Emma Harger
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    This week, we: gave advice to the sports fans among us about how to light a media room with special focuses on lighting sports memorabilia found ourselves continuously advising people on getting the right size of light fixture celebrated National Ceiling Fan Day (September 18) with an update to our one-stop shop for ceiling fan information  showed you how the Crystorama Astro pendant adds sleek and geometric flair to your home We can’t stop laughing at this gif that shows the importance of doing things right when installing ceiling fans:  But we also wanted to share 10 design…
  • Fabulous Friday: Crystorama Astro

    Emma Harger
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Contemporary Hall by San Diego Interior Designers & Decorators Robeson Design   The way up the stairs and down the hallway of this home has been illuminated in cool contemporary style with a trio of Crystorama Astro 1-light pendants. (Notice how the three Astro pendants are hung at different levels, getting closer and closer to the ceiling as you move down the hallway. Love it!)   The Astro is a sleek and streamlined look from a company that also offers many light fixtures adorned with multitudes of crystal, proving that Crystorama really does have something for everyone. Its…
  • The Perfect Man Cave Lighting for Football Season

    Emma Harger
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    Is football your thing? Do you gather around the TV on every given Sunday to watch your favorite team faithfully? Do you spend all day glued to Red Zone? Invite friends over to watch the game? (Or maybe a different sport is more your thing. I’m a hockey fan, for example.) No matter how you experience football, it deserves to be watched while your room is lit well. Whether you have a dedicated media room for watching football–while it is referred to as a man cave here, don’t feel limited: women are avid sports fans too!–or you’re looking to spruce up your living…
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    Rug Rats

  • Milliken Exotic Journey Animal Print Carpet – Striking and Elegant

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

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

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

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

    Sandy Henderson
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    When it comes to flooring products, the innovations that have been made are truly profound. You can get almost any kind of media to look like any other type of media for the surfacing of your floor—you can even get laminate flooring panels that look just like wood! Or you can get wood flooring that […] The post Making Stairways Safe with Stair Runners appeared first on Rug Rats.
 
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  • Before You Start Your Interior Design Business – Do This First

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

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

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

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

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

  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Alex Brás
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    Anna Gotha, designer mdd, was born in Denmark in 1980 and has a background in industrial design, furniture and interior design. She studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and graduated from the Danish Design School in Copenhagen. Since then, she has worked with various designers and focused on working […]
  • 100% Design Highlights – London 2014

    Alex Brás
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    We already talked about the emerging brands at 100% Design in London (here), this time and thanks to casafina we can hear what they have to say and have a look at the event.Filed under: DESIGN, HOMES & PALACES, TRAVEL THE WORLD
  • London Design Festival – Interviews Highlights

    Alex Brás
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:21 am
    The 2014 edition of London Design Festival ended yesterday. Here is a small video with some particular ideas about the event.Filed under: DESIGN, TRAVEL THE WORLD
  • Short guide to the top spots of Doha, Qatar

    Alex Brás
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Last time we visited the Middle East we went to Dubai (you can it see it here). Today we’re going to Doha, the political and economical capital of Qatar. Founded in 1825 and located in the Persian Golf (literally in the middle of the desert), Doha is one of the faster-growing cities in the world. The striking fixture of Doha is […]
 
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  • Pink Glam Bedroom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Danty
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    A spiral staircase is extremely multipurpose, very accommodating, and most certainly alluring. It looks more beautiful with wooden materials. Using preplanning and imagination, you can construct a spiral staircase we can both be proud of.
  • 15 Attractive Convertible Chairs to Bed

    Kai
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Here are 15 attractive convertible chairs to bed for relaxing you.
  • Underground Home Plans: Things to Understand

    Admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    For thousands of years, the knowledge of building underground construction or underground home plans has been around and developed several times throughout history. The art of building a construction underground was mostly developed through mining, and later on through transport, commercial industries, also quite recently, housing. There are various examples of known underground constructions throughout […]
  • Magnificent Ideas for a Sunroom

    Fitri
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    A sunroom is perfect place to sit and relax while enjoying the view outside, read a book, or family gathering. A light-filled space where you get fresh air without leaving your house. And, because they are surrounded by windows, during the day we can save the lights. If you wondering for sunroom ideas, here we […]
  • 18 Glamorous Creative Playroom Ideas for Girls

    Danty
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    This glamorous creative designs will inspiring you in decorating playroom for your lovely daughter.  
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  • 10 Ultimate Bachelor Bedrooms For Every Man

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

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

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

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

    23 Jun 2014 | 3:33 am
    “Sleep is the single most important health behaviour we have” That’s according to Professor Russell Foster, head of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford, who goes on to say that sleep “affects everything from our day-to-day functioning to our long-term physical and mental health.” And yet, we appear to be encountering more and more problems with our collective sleeping patterns, and there are now over 80 recognized sleeping disorders – some of which are truly bizarre (and will never make you complain about your partner’s snoring again)!
 
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