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  • 10 Things Every Buyer Should Know About Home Inspections - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    Tara Mastroeni
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Home inspections give buyers an idea of their new home’s condition. Image Via: Period Architecture Ltd. Congratulations, your offer was accepted and you’re going to be a homeowner! After you’ve made all your phone calls to share the big news and sipped on a glass or two of celebratory campaign, it’s time to move on to the next step in the home buying process: the home inspection. At first glance, property inspections can seem daunting, especially if you’ve never been through the process. That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled a list of 10 Things Every Buyer Should Know…
  • How To Shop Like An Interior Designer

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    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Don't allow interior or home decor shopping to overwhelm you, let this post serve as a DIY guide for how to avoid a room full of items which do not work. Read More
  • Seriously Cool Color Combos For Interiors + Stylist Kate Imogen Wood

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Want to see some amazing color combos for interiors today? Kate Imogen Wood is a British stylist from the lakes region now living and working in Copenhagen. She began styling when I started blogging, in 2005, and hasn’t looked back ever since – she is obsessed with Scandinavian interiors which shows in her portfolio which you can view online here. She was nice enough to write to me to introduce herself so I thought, since I really like what I saw when I viewed her work, that I’d choose and share some of my favorites from her work below. I choose these based on primarily the…
  • Current Obsessions: Headed to Japan

    Remodelista Team
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Take a look at what's on our radar right now. Above: Next week we'll be exploring Lessons from Japan—we love this young family's house by Harantsu Architects, in Izumo. Photograph by Kai Nakamura.  We're on board with new Halloween traditions.  What do Switzerland, Germany, and Singapore have in common? They're among the best places to live abroad.  Above: Watch a time-lapse video showcasing the start-to-finish renovation of Donna's Cocktail Lounge, a new hangout in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photograph courtesy of Lonny.  Feeling moody? Enjoy a roundup of black…
  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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

    Alicita Rodriguez
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Dutch designer Hella Jongerius is giving a twist to two well-known Alvar Aalto armchairs. Created for Artek, Jongerius’ new Armchair 400 and Armchair 401 “add depth and warmth to the collection by creating products that embody simplicity.” The color palette and new textiles of these versions update Aalto’s originals. New Materials and Finishes for Armchairs 400 and 401 Jongerius reenvisioned Armchair 400 by giving it “a soft graphic look” with fabric “inspired by sheep.” Featuring varying and subtle color variations, these fuzzy textiles complement the wood frame of Armchair…
  • Trestle by John Pawson for Viccarbe

    Alicita Rodriguez
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    An unusually elegant bench, Trestle by John Pawson “surprises us with its exquisite proportions.” Designed for Viccarbe, Trestle is available in Simple, Double, Triple, and Endless sizes. The bench’s solid oak feet give it a strong foundation, while its upholstered seat make it easy and comfortable. Ideal for both homes and public spaces, Trestle offers clean lines and a beautiful silhouette—its signature feet are pure geometry. Trestle Bench Features Elegant Solid Oak Legs Upholstered in fabric or leather, with a plain or padded seat, Trestle has the ability to change its look…
  • Bi-Color Washi Lamp by Nendo

    Ali Morris
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Japanese design studio Nendo has launched  a new lamp called ‘Bi-color washi’ that’s made from 3D molded paper. Nendo’s ‘Bi-color washi’ is a lightweight stacking lamp made from 3D-molded paper. The lamp was designed in collaboration with traditional Japanese paper company Taniguchi Aoya Washi from Tottori Prefecture in western Japan. Famous for its 3D paper molding technique, Taniguchi Aoya Washi is the country’s only domestic producer of three-dimensional washi. Washi is made by passing a solution of water and mulberry pulp through fine screens…
  • New Designs by Ron Arad for Moroso

    Alicita Rodriguez
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Two new designs by Ron Arad for Moroso take inspiration from the world of industrial design. Metal is at the forefront here—with all its malleability, flexibility, and function. Arad’s 3 Nuns Stool and Z-Shelf are both part of a heterogeneous collection entitled Americana, which celebrates conceptual design and rejects “established conventions and labeling.” 3 Nuns Stool and Z-Shelf Celebrate Industry Through Metal 3 Nuns Stool is constructed of strips of tempered steel connected by butterfly nuts. Its transparent construction pays homage to industry while also taking advantage of the…
  • Calcatta Nuvo by Caeserstone

    Alicita Rodriguez
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Caeserstone is unveiling a new color for fall 2014—Calcatta Nuvo. A reinterpretation of Calcatta marble, Calcatta Nuvo offers meandrous grey veins on an opaque white base. Clean and crisp on kitchen counters and islands, Calcatta Nuvo looks fresh and luxurious. Crisp, Clean, and Carefree Caeserstone Like all Caeserstone products, Calcatta Nuvo offers the beauty of natural stone with easy care and maintenance. With its light color and grey variations, Calcatta Nuvo “makes an unforgettable impression and upgrades any interior design into a masterpiece.” The material can also be used for…
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  • Fortune Finds & The Best of Web 10/24

    Maxwell Tielman
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    If your Sundays find you ogling the travel section of the newspaper like ours do, we’ve got some great inspiration to kick off your weekend. Twin sisters Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato have often used their far-and-wide travels as inspiration for their beautiful line of accessories, Lizzie Fortunato. This week, they are launching their first line of lifestyle and home goods called Fortune Finds, a collection of objects curated from their travels and favorite makers. With pieces from places as far ranging as Mexico and Japan, this lovely assortment is sure to satiate the travel…
  • In the Kitchen With: Baked’s Baked Alaska Meringues

    Kristina Gill
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Baked, the bakery co-founded by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, represents everything that’s right about American baking (in my book), especially the baking that appeared in my childhood! Their latest cookbook, Baked Occasions, is a new collection of classic American recipes (with a twist), presented according by month to commemorate their chosen special occasions throughout the year.  In contrast with my usual credo of simple and seasonal, I chose one of the most labor intensive recipes from the book for today’s column, Baked Alaska Meringues. There really is no season for this…
  • DIY Project: Copper Snakes Pumpkin By Liz Libre

    Grace Bonney
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’ve been reading Halloween books to my four-year-old son before bed and all the same kinds of spooky things are mentioned: bats, mummies, skeletons, owls (are they really spooky?), witches. I realized I would use this project to paint something that really spooks me: snakes! Snakes totally freak me out, but if you forget the whole poisonous venom thing, the body of the snake and the patterns on their skin are actually quite beautiful. I really liked that contrast, so I decided I’d make a “spooky” but beautiful pumpkin. I hope this will inspire you to try some metallic…
  • Make Room For: Wednesday Addams

    Maxwell Tielman
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    If the moody days of fall are well suited to any film character, it would most definitely be Wednesday Addams, the sharp-tounged, deliciously dark daughter from The Addams Family. Played to a T by Christina Ricci in the 1991 and 1993 film adaptations of Charles Addams’ classic comic strip, Wednesday is pretty much the patron saint of keepin’ it real—under any circumstances. Brutally honest, mildly sadistic, and wickedly funny, she is also gifted with an absolutely killer sense of style. Here, we pay tribute to this timeless femme fatale with a series of rooms and recipes…
  • Before & After: DIY Herringbone Wall

    Grace Bonney
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Some before & afters are all about a giant POW! of change: full home demolitions, knocking down walls and taking houses down to their studs. But some transformations are more focused on doing something clever with a small space that needs some new life. Today’s makeover falls into the second category of celebrating tiny nooks with a DIY upgrade. When Amanda Devries of Gezellig Life wanted to give her “ho-hum” entryway wall a makeover, she looked no further than her own backyard. After doing some major demolition on her family’s home in Ontario, she was left with…
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  • Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Orange (14 photos)

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Orange is a high-energy color that hollers, “Look at me!” — a great choice for an entry to a home. But it’s not an easy color to work with. Bright orange is intense and needs to be paired with more soothing, neutral hues to avoid appearing too busy and garish. Lighter, mellower oranges can read...
  • Great Design Plant: Gelsemium Sempervirens (6 photos)

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The late-winter blooms of Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) herald the onset of spring in the south. Gelsemium sempervirens is a very common plant in gardens of the U.S. South, because it is a fragrant, native, evergreen climbing vine that’s easy to grow and manage. The flowers...
  • My Houzz: Family Home Stays True to Style (12 photos)

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    When stylist Janette Crawford became a new mother, she wanted to be sure that the arrival of her daughter didn’t mean the departure of good design in her home. To stay true to her design sensibilities, she took care with every purchase and style decision.Two years later she and daughter, Vivian...
  • Room of the Day: Eclectic and Casual in a Michigan Great Room (6 photos)

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Casual” and “family” were the two keywords that drove the design of this great room in a new west Michigan home. The open floor plan allows the couple and their two young boys to be together even while doing different things, while a comfortable breakfast booth and durable finishes...
  • Guest Picks: Embracing the Rich Colors of Fall (21 photos)

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The colors I am crushing on this fall are chartreuse, aubergine, gold and brown. Each brings a rich autumnal glow into the home, and together they create a stunning color palette. I hope these products will inspire you to bring these colors into your home this autumn. — Darlene from Fieldstone...
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  • Seriously Cool Color Combos For Interiors + Stylist Kate Imogen Wood

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Want to see some amazing color combos for interiors today? Kate Imogen Wood is a British stylist from the lakes region now living and working in Copenhagen. She began styling when I started blogging, in 2005, and hasn’t looked back ever since – she is obsessed with Scandinavian interiors which shows in her portfolio which you can view online here. She was nice enough to write to me to introduce herself so I thought, since I really like what I saw when I viewed her work, that I’d choose and share some of my favorites from her work below. I choose these based on primarily the…
  • Gorgeous Design Files + Baby Kisses

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Hello everyone! I’ve been totally absorbed in my e-course, Blog Boss, at the moment so I’m sorry if I’m not that active on the blog at the moment. Between teaching, one-on-one blog business consultations via Skype and redecorating some rooms in my home – well I’ve been busy! Plus I take care of my baby full-time and am busy with other work projects too. I have some great things coming up for 2015, including the redesign of decor8 AND a brand new logo. It’s very exciting to be so busy, especially doing things that fuel me and make life sweeter. My baby boy…
  • 8 Things I Found This Weekend

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    There are often so many things that I do or see during the weekend that never make it to my blog or even to Instagram. I often wonder why don’t I share on decor8 as freely as I once did, why do I think everything needs it’s own post and tons of hours devoted to pulling together a review? When I got started as a blogger 9 years ago, I blogged so frequently and my recipe was usually that I’d produce a few big stories each week, a few mid-size ones, and then a bunch of quickies here and there. While everyone else is talking about slow blogging at the moment, I just want to go…
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    Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

  • Creates a Truly Independent Smartwatch That Includes Designs by Zaha Hadid

    Kristine Lofgren
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    While some smart-watches out there are really no more than a complement for a smartphone, has created a truly independent smart watch that operates completely on its own. Called the PULS, it can actually replace your phone. The smartwatch is able to do most of the things that you expect from your smartphone. Even better, Zaha Hadid is backing the device by contributing her talented hand to the design. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: independent smartwatch, mobile smartwatch, PULS, PULS smartwatch, smartwatch design,, PULS,…
  • London’s Deptford Cafe Transforms an Old Train Carriage Into an Eco Eatery

    Ana Lisa
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Read the rest of London’s Deptford Cafe Transforms an Old Train Carriage Into an Eco Eatery Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "green furniture", adaptive reuse, deptford cafe, deptford cafe london, green building London, green interiors, green renovation, London, outdoor cinema, outdoor silent cinema, parachute umbrella, Prefab Housing, Recycled Materials, recycled pallets, recycled parachute, sustainable food, the deptford project, vintage furniture, wooden shed
  • HOW TO: Citrusy Pumpkin and Orange Soup will Brighten Your Day

    Kristine Lofgren
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    It’s almost time to start carving out Jack-O’-Lanterns, which means piles of pumpkin waste. We’ve got you covered on roasting the seeds like a boss, so how about taking all that pumpkin flesh and turning it into some tangy pumpkin and orange soup? This creamy vegan soup is sweet and citrusy with carrot, pumpkin and orange goodness that will warm you up from the inside out. READ MORE >  Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: cooking with pumpkin, inhabitots recipes, pumpkin orange soup, Pumpkin recipes, pumpkin soup recipes, vegan pumpkin orange soup, vegan pumpkin…
  • The Casa Firma: A Building Clad with 3,500 Plant-Filled Vases in Brazil!

    Tafline Laylin
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Read the rest of The Casa Firma: A Building Clad with 3,500 Plant-Filled Vases in Brazil! Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "green wall", 3500 vases, Brazil, campana brothers, elastopave, Firma Casa, furniture store, green design, industrial chic, rainwater drainage, sao paolo, Super Limao, Super Limao Studio, sustainable design
  • Exquisite Birds of Paradise Made Thousands of Recycled Barrettes and Fake Nails!

    Molly Cotter
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Read the rest of Exquisite Birds of Paradise Made Thousands of Recycled Barrettes and Fake Nails! Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Art, birds of paradise, eco design, eco-art, green art, green design, green sculpture, laurel roth, laurel roth art, laurel roth peacocks, peacocks, recycled art, recycled cosmetics, Recycled Materials, recycled sculpture, sculpture, sustainable art
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  • 10 Things Every Buyer Should Know About Home Inspections

    Tara Mastroeni
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Home inspections give buyers an idea of their new home’s condition. Image Via: Period Architecture Ltd. Congratulations, your offer was accepted and you’re going to be a homeowner! After you’ve made all your phone calls to share the big news and sipped on a glass or two of celebratory campaign, it’s time to move on to the next step in the home buying process: the home inspection. At first glance, property inspections can seem daunting, especially if you’ve never been through the process. That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled a list of 10 Things Every Buyer Should Know…
  • Aerial Travel Memories Translated into Comfortable Rugs: LANDCARPET by Florian Pucher

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    There are a lot of creative ways one can bring traveling inside a home. Designer Florian Pucher took memories of his journeys and transferred them into the design of these comfortable rugs. LANDCARPET is the name of a project consisting of 88 different carpet models, each inspired by an aerial view of a landscape. “I have always loved to travel and tried to always get window seats on planes,” explained Pucher. The items are customizable, Eco-friendly and suitable for children (as they are made from natural wool and use non-toxic glue). If you will have a look on the designer’s…
  • Intriguing Play of Volumes Exhibited by The Urbane House in Gujarat, India

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    Hiren Patel Architects completed the design and development of The Urbane House, a private contemporary home located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. According to the project developers, the project pays tribute to the concept “form follows function”, heavily reflected in the sharp lines that defines the language of the residence. An interesting play of volumes ensures diversity throughout, every interior offering a unique living experience. Nature was subtly blended in the design, resulting in a less rigid contemporary look. Here is a virtual tour of the house, as presented by the…
  • Industrial-Eclectic Restaurant and Events Venue in Craiova, Romania: Smart Pub

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:32 am
    Bucharest-based studio Yellow Office completed the design and development of a high quality restaurant and events venue near Preajba lake in Craiova, Romania. The place is filled with a vibrant personality and offers beautiful surrounding views. According to the architects, the design is based on a contemporary eclectic-industrial style. On this two storeys building the main theme was to create a major “object and material contrast”. Warm materials such as wood and recovered brick are highlighted by white metal and ceramics. Glossy elements are also contrasted by rough natural wood…
  • How Architects Minimize Urban Stress

    Shelley Little
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Is urban stress real? If it is, how can architects minimize its effects with their designs? Image Source: Grossman Photo Experts are saying that we need to ready ourselves for a more urbanized, and therefore, a more depressed world. It seems that architects not only have to design homes that are modern, functional and green, but they now need to worry about the world’s mental health, as well. So how does urban living reflect upon ones mental health? Some may love living the big city life, while others may dream of escaping to a slower suburban pace.  With the world’s population…
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  • Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture

    Kelsey Keith
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture Written by  Kelsey Keith October 25, 2014We dive into the wonderful world of color in Dwell's October 2014 issue, delving into how designers, architects, artists, hotels, companies, and educators saturate their surroundings. View Slideshow The first thing French-born, Tokyo-based architect Emmanuelle Moureaux does when she sits down to tackle a new project is decide how many colors she’ll use. Eight? Fifteen? Thirty? Lime green? Lollipop pink? Sky blue? Whether the end product is an outrageously cheerful bank or a…
  • Sneak Peek of Neri & Hu's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2015
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Sneak Peek of Neri & Hu's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2015 Written by  Allie Weiss October 24, 2014Every year at IMM Cologne, the Das Haus installation gives a designer free reign to re-conceptualize the home in a large-scale installation. This year, Shanghai-based architecture firm Neri & Hu, run by principals Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, will bring their concept to Cologne. We recently got a glimpse of the design while it was still in progress in Shanghai, and spoke with the designers about their vision. Here, get a sneak peek of the concept and our conversation. We'll be on the ground…
  • Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight Written by  Allie Weiss October 24, 2014The striking midcentury homes of Palm Springs are well-documented in photographs, books, and films. But simply by capturing the houses at night, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford casts them in a whole new light—literally. In his shots, only moonlight illuminates the homes, which were designed by William Krisel and Dan Palmer in the period between 1955 and 1965. Recently displayed in an exhibition at Modern Times in Melbourne, the prints are also for sale. View Slideshow 877 S Via…
  • How to Optimize Acoustics at Home

    Diana Budds
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    How to Optimize Acoustics at Home Written by  Diana Budds October 23, 2014You've shelled out for a top-of-the line sound system or sleek, modern speakers, but are you getting the best listening experience at home? If you haven't thought about how your furnishings affect the way sound travels in a space, possibly not. Bill Bush, principal acoustics engineer at Sonos, offers seven easy fixes that will optimize your listening experience. View Slideshow The first piece of advice from Bill Bush, the principal acoustics engineer at Sonos, is to get rid of your coffee table."A coffee table is…
  • Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces! Written by  Allie Weiss October 23, 2014Great buildings are fodder for Instagrams and sometimes even architectural pilgrimages. But many admirers know little beyond the architect's name—if that. "Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture" is a PBS program that aims to change that. In the show, host Stephen Chung—who recently joined us at Dwell on Design NY—tours these spaces in order to bring to light the design stories that make them so interesting. The featured venues include performance, education, health, and sacred spaces, among others.
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  • Friday Links

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Olaf Scooters: It’s a carry-on (or backpack) kickscooter. 410-Square-Foot Family Flat in Sydney Bracelet Charging Cable Squidoo, the invisible phone holder Bake On tea towels Aerial Bold: Kickstart the Planetary Search for Letterforms Anila Quayyum Agha’s installation   Enjoy the weekend.
  • 24K Gold-Plated Cocktail Shaker

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    What do you need for the winter other than a 24K Gold-Plated Cocktail Shaker? Plenty of alchohol to put in it and just enough food to survive, and that’s about it. This three-piece cobbler shaker makes any drink look like it was mixed by a pro, and you’ll no doubt enjoy your concoction more when it’s poured from such a luxurious receptacle. Dimensions: 8” H Capacity: 17 oz. Materials: 24K gold-plated stainless steel Made in: Japan Handwash with mild dish soap. Available from Dwell Store, $128.00.
  • Entomo Dinnerware

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    How about some creepy-crawlies alongside your dinner? Might sound unappetizing, but the pattern is delightful. Black butterflies and beetles provide such a nice pattern on bone china; a few of these plates or mugs are sure to find their way into any entomologist’s (amateur or professional) hands. The mug would make an especially excellent gift, by the way. Design: Monica Tsang, 2009 Manufacturer: The New English, England Material: Bone China Entomo Black Bread Plate (above), $75.00 Entomo Black Cake Plate (below), $88.00 Entomo Mug, $26.00 Available from Switch Modern, $26.00+.
  • Midori MD 2015 Monthly Notebook

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Do you have your 2015 planner yet? No? May I suggest Midori’s MD 2015 Monthly Notebook? It’s a minimal planner that has plenty of blank space for your notes and sketches. Often planners get a little too crowded with text and someone else’s idea of organization, and that’s why the quiet pages of this planner seem especially welcoming. Memo pages are divided into eight sections so that you may use them as weekly pages or just for notes. That plus the monthly layouts and blank pages at the back allows room for you to organize dates and information the way you prefer. The…
  • Big Tournebrille Lamp

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    The Serge Mouille Wall Sconce is well beyond most of our budgets, and that’s why seeing the price tag of the Tournebrille Lamp by Tse & Tse is a nice surprise. It’s a little less grande than the Mouille Sconce, yet that’s not a bad thing. Flying under the design radar occasionally might just make your home more interesting, and you’ll certainly have more money in the bank. A rotating shade and swing arm make the black matte Tournebrille an excellent, affordable choice for your preferred reading spot. The lamp attaches to the wall without the need for a box and…
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  • Desktop Lamp and Planter are Like Your Own Miniature Yard

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There is something inherently comforting about the Mökki planter/lamp from designer Caterina Moretti. The little box combines a soothing soft light with a customizable miniature landscape that you can arrange to your pleasing. The lamp is meant to take the shape of a house, and the planter space around it resembles the home's garden. With an assortment of plants, rocks, and little decorations added, the Mökki feels very much like your own little play house. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Inverted Indoor Planter for Hanging Plants Upside-Down…
  • Beer Tree: Sculptural Gravity-Fed Home Brewing Kit

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Every step of the home beer brewing process is laid bare for observers with the sculptural Beer Tree by Freddie Paul, a Product Design student at South Bank University in London. Whereas most home brewing setups carry out the process in opaque stainless steel containers, the Beer Tree puts it on display with a design that's reminiscent of a science experiment. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Serve, then Swish: Beer Carrier Has 2nd Life as a Frisbee Brilliant Easy-Open Bottle Caps Need No Opener (Nor Twist) Free-Form Plastic Manufacturing Yields…
  • Retractable Legs Let This 5-Gallon Cooler Go Anywhere

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Every once in a while you see a product and it makes so much sense that you have to wonder why it didn't always exist. The Freestanding Beverage Cooler (fittingly sold by a company called Problem Solvers) makes it simple to tote along five gallons of a beverage wherever you go without having to worry about having a table nearby to put it on. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Automatic Steeping Mug Always Makes the Perfect Cuppa Chilly Outside? Clever Mug Keeps Hands Warm All-Around Sweet Dreaming Whale Swimming in the Deep Warm Tea Wonderful Wine…
  • Work Healthier: Mobile Standing Desk with Monitor Stand

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Recent studies have linked sitting for long periods of time with all manner of health concerns, potentially shaving years off our lives. But for those of us who work at desks all day, these risks can seem impossible to avoid. One option is transitioning to a standing desk, which not only encourages more movement throughout the day, but also improves posture. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: StorkStand May Be the Simplest Standing Desk Ever Designed Design at Work: Sleek, Sophisticated Executive Office Desk Homework Desk Can be Customized to…
  • A Single Light Bulb Adorns an Entire Room with Lacy Shadows

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A single light bulb may not sound large enough or bright enough to decorate the entire interior of a large room, but artist Anila Quayyum Agha accomplished just that. Her installation, Intersections, was the winner of Artprize 2014 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan. The piece consists of a 6.5-foot laser cut wooden cube hanging from the ceiling. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Frozen Mid-Cut: Log Sculpture Shows How Trees Get Sliced Upcycled Art: Cardboard Craft from Empty Paper Rolls Fork Folk Art: 10 Silverware Sculptures & Cutlery…
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  • DIY It: Making a gorgeous lawn ornament for the holidays

    Linda Merrill
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    My friend, children's book author and illustrator Brian Lies, is sharing with us a great project he did last year that turned into this gorgeous, huge, yard ornament for the holiday season.  Brian is a very handy guy and there's not much he can't MacGyver.Usually I don't post holiday - meaning Christmas-ish - topics this early in the season (hello Halloween!) but if this is something you'd like to try, you're going to want to collect your materials now while doing your Fall yard cleanup. (Question - do those in warm climates have Fall yard cleanups to do?). In any event, Brian - take it…
  • Oscar de la Renta - Fashions for Home

    Linda Merrill
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Sad news this week of the passing of iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta at 82. I was actually surprised he wasn't older. The word "icon" is so overused today as much as words like "hero" and  and "diva", to the point where they don't really mean much anymore. We have lots of celebrities and fashionistas, but not that many true fashion icons. When one reaches true icon status, it's hard to imagine they ever weren't here.After all, there was this:And so many others, right up to the end:And of course, his interests included the home with pieces that were both of the moment and…
  • Elegant and subtle Fall Decor

    Linda Merrill
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    I'll admit it - with the exception of Christmas (and sometimes not much then) I'm not one to do a lot of holiday or seasonal decorating. I have a friend who must have bins and bins of seasonal decorating items and she loves to get her house ready for each seasonal change as early as possible. I admire the effort and energy it takes, but it's just not my thing. And the seasonal Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving decorating is particularly not my thing. Too orange and brown I guess. It also seems that much of it is overdone with a lot of fakey fake fake items. Maybe it's because I don't have kids... I…
  • Famous Palaces depicted at Neiman Marcus' "Home for the Holidays" showrooms

    Linda Merrill
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Three of my favorite Boston designers were tapped to create holiday spaces based on famous castles for Neiman Marcus' "Home for the Holidays" event which kicks off their holiday season. Feels a little early, but that's the way of things these days! The event is done in conjunction with the Over My Shoulder Foundation which supports mentoring in the community. The showrooms will be open through January and are free to view. See the press release below for more info.Gerald Pomeroy of Gerald Pomeroy Interiors in his Balmoral Castle Room   Versailles Renaitre created by Paula Daher…
  • Big Congrats to the New England Design Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

    Linda Merrill
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Shown above: Christina Oliver, Susan Stacy, Dinyar Wadia, Rosemary Porto, Tref LaFleche, Douglas DickHuge congrats to the 2014 inductees to the New England Design Hall of Fame. This award was created to honor the work of professionals who have made a significant imprint on residential design in New England. Their body of work represents the pinnacle of design, and their impact often goes well beyond design projects. These people are mentors, advocates, and trailblazers in their respective fields.Douglas Dick and Treffle LaFleche, principals, LDa Architecture Interiors, Cambridge,…
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    Decorating Diva

  • 3 Bedroom Design Looks Inspired by Iconic Scandinavian Minimalism

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    First thoughts when you think of Scandinavian minimalist design? Do you immediately conjure a room resplendent in white, with sparse, very modern furnishings that embody...The post 3 Bedroom Design Looks Inspired by Iconic Scandinavian Minimalism appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Pop Color Fun: 9 by Novogratz Bedding & Decorative Pillow Collection

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Celebrated interior designers Cortney and Robert Novogratz have launched an affordable, contemporary and colorful, geometric patterned bedding, and decorative pillow collection for Walmart.  The 9...The post Pop Color Fun: 9 by Novogratz Bedding & Decorative Pillow Collection appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Thibaut’s Resort Collection: Fresh, Vibrant Colorful Decorative Fabric & Wallpaper

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

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

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

  • DIEM: Design Intersects Everything Made

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Looking forward to taking part in an Instagram takeover for the West Hollywood Design District this coming week, featuring a “Day in the life of”. In anticipation of the annual DIEM event taking place November 14th, I will be posting some of my favorite design finds as a supporter of the WeHo Design District. You can follow @WehoDesignDistrict ‪#‎DIEMevent‬ on Instagram on October 22nd.
  • The Langham, Chicago

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    On a recent trip to Chicago, I had the opportunity to stay at the newly opened The Langham, an exquisite luxury hotel located at 330 Wabash (home of a Mies van der Rohe designed building). I have been a fan of the architect since my days in design school. The landmark building is located in downtown Chicago adjacent to the river, 52 stories tall, and boasts over 300 guest rooms and suites. The second floor lobby (pictured above) is a testament to simple refined elegance. A sitting area in the lobby with floor to ceiling windows with a view toward the river and downtown buildings. A sculptural…
  • Off to High Point We Go!

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    After a whirlwind week speaking at the Fall Market Days at the D & D Building in NYC, it’s off to High Point Market! So hard to believe that it’s already that time of year again. I’m so excited to see what’s new from some of my favorite vendors, discover new vendors, and of course reconnect with all of my fabulous designer friends from around the country! It’s an action packed schedule as always! I’m thrilled to be speaking at the Antique & Design Center about my design aesthetic Modernique®, blending the old with the new, revealing the delight in…
  • Back to the Big Apple!

    7 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    I had the extreme pleasure of speaking at the Decoration & Design Building in NYC earlier this year about my design aesthetic Modernique, and I am SO honored and thrilled to returning to the D & D next week!! This time, it’s all about FASHION and INTERIOR DESIGN. Two of my fave things. As part of their Fall Market Days, I will be joined by amazing fashion designer Ralph Rucci and Barbara Bundy, VP Education at the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising for From the Runway to Residence, for a panel discussion exploring the intersection of fashion and interior…
  • Blog Tour California: It’s Coming!

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

    Remodelista Team
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Take a look at what's on our radar right now. Above: Next week we'll be exploring Lessons from Japan—we love this young family's house by Harantsu Architects, in Izumo. Photograph by Kai Nakamura.  We're on board with new Halloween traditions.  What do Switzerland, Germany, and Singapore have in common? They're among the best places to live abroad.  Above: Watch a time-lapse video showcasing the start-to-finish renovation of Donna's Cocktail Lounge, a new hangout in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photograph courtesy of Lonny.  Feeling moody? Enjoy a roundup of black…
  • How to Achieve Total Darkness in the Bedroom (and Why It Matters)

    Janet Hall
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Afraid of the dark? It's time to overcome that fear. One of the secrets to a better night's sleep is a pitch-black setting. Here's why, plus a guide to making your bedroom a nighttime light-free zone. Above: A serene bedroom in a 200-year-old chalet remodeled by Zurich's Bergdorf Agency for Concepts and Communication. Learn about the bedside lights in Design Sleuth: The Tolomeo Light Takes a Turn. How does darkness effect sleep? Darkness is the primary cue that tells our bodies it's time to slumber. Chief controller? The internal clock tucked in our hypothalmus that keeps us on a 24-hour…
  • Trending on Gardenista: It's Alive

    Remodelista Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Cue the spooky music and take a look at the dark and wild ways in which Gardenista has been getting into the Halloween spirit—visits to the Salem Witch House and Grey Gardens (plus an appearance by a white rabbit) included.  Above: A wild grapevine found withering by the side of the road inspired Sophia's DIY Bouquet of the Week: Celebrating Decay for Halloween. And in fact, her creation, with its air plants and long-lasting leucadendron, is designed to linger.   Above: The all-time most memorable Gardenista Before and After story? The tale of Grey Gardens and Jackie Onassis's…
  • 12 Armoires as Linen Closets

    Alexa Hotz
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    For those of us lacking a proper linen closet, the armoire, scaled to house a full wardrobe, substitutes nicely. Here are a dozen examples of armoires used as linen closets in bedrooms, bathrooms, and even living rooms. Above: A vintage French armoire in the SoHo loft of Ochre owners Andrew Corrie and Harriet Maxwell, in New York; to see more, go to House Call: Ochre in NYC. Photograph by Jonny Valiant. Above: Justine Hand sourced a cedar-lined armoire from Etsy seller Solstice Home and uses it primarily as a linen closet in her Cape Cod family cottage. Photograph by Matthew…
  • Falling Leaves: Justine's Spooky-Elegant DIY Table Setting

    Justine Hand
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Good Halloween decor should always evoke a ghost story. Mine captures a ladies' luncheon gone on waaaay too long.  Every October my husband and children run around bedecking the exterior of our house with ghouls and pumpkins. But the interior is my domain. I like to honor All Hallows' Eve with a more subtle, grown-up approach—something that is only vaguely sinister or decayed. Last year I paid homage to Miss Havisham in my hall. (See Justine's Haunted Hall.) This year I wanted to serve up a spectral supper in the dining room. Using little more than floating black leaves and bone white…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Before & After: An Artistic Family's Creative, Crafty Office — Professional Project

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Project by: designHARMONY Location: Bothell, Washington From the designer: This busy family of four had a disorganized, uninspired office space. We transformed it by updating pieces the family already had, turning a former closet into a desk space and created a masterpiece with all of the kids' artwork. Bright paint and accessories round out the now creative, family-friendly space. READ MORE »
  • Easy & Instant Room Interest: Add a Burst of Solo Yellow to a Room

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Mi Casa Magazine via Copy Cat Chic Looking for a way to add interest to your space this weekend in an easy, cheery way? You need only add one single spot of bold and bright yellow color — in a piece of art, an accessory or even a whole furniture piece — and you'll instantly find you now have an interesting space. Could a pop of yellow be the thing your room's been missing? Could yellow be the color you've been trying to decide what to paint that old vintage furniture piece? These eight rooms have ideas. READ MORE »
  • Marie-Lyne's Style Scouting: Old Meets New — LIVE BLOGGING THE STYLE CURE

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The Day 2 Assignment was so much fun. Walking around taking inspiration shots without thinking about the prices is awesome. Here is some of what I found: READ MORE »
  • Karen's Home Full of History — House Call

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Name: Karen Goodman Location: Natick, Massachusetts (just outside Boston) My husband, two cats and I have lived in this 114+ year old home for almost four years. Records show it was first deeded in 1900 but we suspect that it was built earlier. It's small, but just the right size for our little family — just over 1100 square feet. READ MORE »
  • 6 Simple Pieces of Home Advice to Always Remember

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Chelsey & Cainan's Fresh Start The best advice in life is simple, short, sweet and easy to remember. (And if you're lucky, also welcome and solicited!). We had some beautiful homes featured as tours this week, and besides bursting with style, we noticed something else the homes all had in common: Owners who had some simple and short advice that would be helpful for anyone looking to create their own beautiful home to remember. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Introducing the MILK Grande Desk
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Get to know The MILK Grande Desk. Designed by Søren Rose and manufactured by Holmris, it has a sleek minimalist look, but is very high functioning and serves several purposes. The fact that it sits atop a pedestal means it can be used as a large workspace for one, but can transform into a mini-conference table and has room for up to four people to pull up and work at once. Photograph by Kristian Holm Since health experts have recently called sitting all day “the new smoking” in terms of danger to your health, having a standing option is optimal (the adjustable column is an…
  • Blu Dot Sale! Save 20% Through November 9th
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    It’s that time of year — Blu Dot is 20% off now through November 9, 2014! If you’re not familiar with Blu Dot, chances are you’ve seen their work around and just didn’t know it. Two best friends, John Christakos and Maurice Blanks founded the Minnesota company in 1997 and it has taken the design world by storm ever since. Founded on the simple concept that Good Design Is Good, creating pieces that are practical and just plain cool. If you haven’t checked them out, Blu Dot is one of the best companies to follow on Pinterest, as they apply their discerning eyes…
  • Sale! 15% on Fantastic Modern Lighting
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    It’s time for big sales at Design Public. We’ve decided that fall is a great time to help you feather your nests for the coming cold months. It’s getting darker earlier and earlier, so one big area where we’re saving you money is lighting. Take 15% off the following brands now through October 31, 2014. Produzione Privata’s Italian mouth-blown glass light fixtures are glowing works of contemporary art. Shop all Produzione Privata Cerno’s unique contemporary lights are just the right fit for those with modern tastes. Linen shades provide crisp contrast to…
  • Contest Time! Win a Beautiful OSIDEA Fortune Cookie Stool
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Hey All! We’re giving away a fantastic prize, an OSIDEA Fortune Cookie Stool. Elegantly molded plywood forms this beautiful piece, inspired by the shape of, yup, you guessed it, a fortune cookie. Designed by Po Shun Leong, the stool functions as a sculptural extra seat. So, here’s all you have to do to win one; we promise, it’s quick and painless: 1) Repost this photo to Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook 2) Tag @designpublic 3) Tag #DESIGNPUBLICPHOTOCONTEST1 The fine print: No purchase necessary. Each post counts as an entry into random drawing (contest ends 10/13/2014).
  • Last Chance to Save on Loll Designs

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

  • Intriguining Ideas in a House Shaped Like a Bridge

    Susan Kraemer
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    The Connecticut home designed by Joeb Moore+ Partners Architects is supported over a void like a bridge. The entry bridge echoes the Kent Falls setting – a series of cascades with many man-made wooden bridges across them. Entered on a second floor bridge from higher ground in the back, a living room below offers an inviting glimpse inside. This ground floor living room is actually an outdoor room with the comforts of a fire and movie screen “under the bridge.” The house spans the landscape with a central skylight bringing the tender northern light into its center. A…
  • The Contemporary Pearl of the Mediterranean

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Sculptured slabs of white stucco embrace the blue Mediterranean skies in La Perla Del Mediterraneo by Spainville. A dramatic architectural style perfectly reflects its elemental setting. Surely the Greek gods of ancient fables will ascend these lime-washed stairs to the crest of the craggy mountain. The structure is centered on a swimming pool jutting out on the second floor. The placement of the pool creates a view as if from an eagles nest. But actually, the house is set on a grassed plateau. Its magic is part of its setting, near the heights of the mythic mountain. The contemporary home is…
  • An Ageless Beauty in the Valle de Bravo Mexican Jungle

    Susan Kraemer
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Mexican firm CHK arquitectura have concocted a dwelling that is quietly absorbed into the surrounding forest like an ancient ruin. The Maza house is like an apparition in the forest of Valle de Bravo. Parts of the naturally weathered concrete exterior look as if the house has been long abandoned to weeds, like a ruin that has seen better times. But its cascades of terraced green roofs sprouting weedy growth top fully glazed interiors. It is a restrained and elegant house that is full of surprises and contrasts. Stained concrete gives way to the warmth of travertine floors and the civility of…
  • Design Dilemma: Stylish Home Offices

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Modern Home Office by Santa Monica Photographers Izumi Tanaka Photography Remember the days in which the home office was that barren little room off the garage that got very little love? There was the leatherbound encyclopedia set ensconced in a laminate bookcase, complete with a matching laminate desk and a battered office chair? Occasionally, you’d catch the scent of motor oil. Well, today’s home office has come a ways from those days. In part, that’s because technology today is light and lean, allowing us to transform any corner of our homes into an office with ease.
  • Playa Vida Residence by Casis Architects Meets Unusual Brief

    Susan Kraemer
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    In Panama, Casis Architects have built four residences in the Playa Vida Residences to meet an unusual requirement. They must have timeless beauty. So the architects work from the theory of “La Idea Construida” of the Spanish architect Alberto Camplo Baeza, who exemplifies eternal beauty in architecture by taking light seriously as a construction element. Luxury and elegance is explored throughout in the simplest of spaces, all beautifully lit. The architects paint with light. Direct unfiltered daylight is seen through a frame that itself diffuses light bathing it from the side. The…
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  • Some things I liked this week

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Muji designs a home! Mac computers as furniture? New in store: Ashford weaving loom, make your own amazing creations at home. Compact living Freeloader.. such a great name for a column with free downloadables! Boutique designhotel in Copenhagen – Hotel SP34 Love seeing what people pack on trips &Tradition showroom Local news: have you this local design showcase yet?  We want to say a big thank you to everyone who attended the 2 Art of Visual Storytelling classes this week. We had a blast and loved how involved everyone was making it such a fun and interactive class. If you missed it…
  • Abstract Thursday

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    Looking for some color inspiration this fine Thursday? We have just the right instagram account for you to have a look at.  #BinstaGood .. Follow Elo on instagram.. Bloesem and Zara S.  on instagram
  • Ready for class

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Who's ready for class?  The Art of Visual Storytelling class to be exact! Taught by our very own Irene Hoofs, this class is all about creating beautiful content - how to do it and how you can do it yourself! One part theory and one part practical this class also includes learning the basics of Adobe Photoshop. It may sound daunting if you have never tried it yourself but we promise once you try it for yourself and with our guidance, you will love it. And with these new skills we know you'll be very excited to create more and more of your own content. Have a look (below) at the nifty…
  • Ontwerpduo at Dutch Design Week

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Let's jump right into the new week with Ontwerpduo's latest Loena lattern! Beautiful new product being exhibited in Dutch Design Week along with their other designs. They have captured the magic of light in this lamp that stays lighted for up to 8 hours after all other lights have been turned off. Great dim lighting for a night light. Truly magical!  For a little piece of Ontwerpduo, the Bloesem shop also carries their line of "Unstationary". All images found via Ontwerpduo Facebook. .. Ontwerpduo..Ontwerpduo Stationery 
  • Some links for the weekend

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    A whole new look for the Bloesem online shop... have you seen all the new things in store? Sign up for our newsletter to get the lastest scoop. Pictured: Bookhou storage cloth boxes; Design book: What's cooking in Belgium. A dream weaver - best of a dream catcher and weaving Seen so many instagram accounts with hand lettering.. try it yourself with this starter kit. Natalie's macrame and weaving classes went off without a hitch, look at these beautiful macrame planters the students made.. Making ice cream at home even without an ice cream maker.. it's possible and it…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Art & Craft: Plywood Print Stools from Piet Hein Eek & Rijksmuseum (2Modern)
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Art and craft collide, quite literally, in the first non-wallpaper product series from the Dutch design lab NLXL. Designer Piet Hein Eek, whose Scrapwood Wallpaper collection for NLXL marked a watershed moment for the company, has completed a suite of plywood stools imbued with iconic images of art from the permanent collection of Holland’s Rijksmuseum. The Dutch national museum’s collaboration with the designer has yielded the Plywood Print Stool collection of 9 stools, each crafted from unfinished plywood, and bearing a seat emblazoned with one of 9 approved…
  • Midnight Modern: Palm Springs Architecture, Bathed in Moonlight (2Modern)
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Modern architecture may be most celebrated for its sun-drenched interiors, but darkness brings its own particular esthetic pleasures (why, we’ve dedicated a whole Pinterest board to the topic). Ask Australian photographer Tom Blachford, who crossed the pacific to document Palm Springs’ famous trove of Mid Century houses far from the blinding desert sun—and under the glow of moonlight. Midnight Modern is the Melbourne-based Blachford’s photographic essay—recently on view at the Melbourne gallery, Modern Times—shot on location during two different trips to Palm…
  • Illustrator Kustaa Saksi Debuts in Marimekko’s 2015 Collection (2Modern)
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi, who is best known for his layered, richly detailed visual narratives, stars in Marimekko’s 2015 Home collection, having contributed two vivid aquatic motifs to the textile house’s latest fabric selections. Saksi’s multicolored Merivuokko (anemone) and monochromatic Meriheinä (seagrass) designs—both of which will be presented in several colorways, and applied to the Finnish brand’s home textiles and tableware—mark a departure from Marimekko’s signature graphic prints, offering up a contrasting suite of elaborate,…
  • Ama Light Installaton by Michael Anastassiades and FLOS (2Modern)
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    A recent collaboration between the London-based Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades and Italian lighting company FLOS yielded a ravishing light installation at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Ama—a poetically beautiful art piece comprised of opaline spheres, and arranged in a circle uncannily resembling a giant string of pearls—was conceived by the designer as an homage to the Ama women of Japan, who, in a tradition dating back 2,000 years, plumbed the ocean’s depths in search of watery treasures, including pearls. Residing within Ama’s twenty…
  • Blu Dot Sale: Save 20% Oct 18 – Nov 9 (2Modern)
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Blu Dot, already well-known for its smart, well crafted, and accessibly-priced range of modern furniture, lighting, storage solutions, and decorative home products, is now on sale at a whopping 20% off. Beginning today, and continuing through November 9th, save on Blu Dot’s collection of tailored modern sofas, streamlined modern desks, inventive chairs, and a well-curated selection of modern home accessories—all for the taking at deeply discounted prices. Is there a more design-savvy way to kick off the weekend? Shop the Blue Dot sale here >
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • 10 Reasons to Love Big, Comfy Sectionals

    Michael Landfair
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Laura Gaskill at Houzz shares information about sectionals:10 Reasons to Love Big, Comfy Sectionals
  • New From Uttermost

    Michael Landfair
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
      Ardusin, Hobby Cupboard Furniture Collection By Uttermost Cat: 25589Size: 47" w x 15" d x 34" h;
  • Staci Byers: Selling Your House Quickly and Profitably

    Michael Landfair
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    You can learn a lot about selling your house by having lunch with a woman whose specialty is home staging. I had that opportunity recently when Staci Byers agreed to an interview. Staci Byers owns Ready to Sell PDX and operates her home staging business in the greater Portland/Vancouver area.Staci, why do homeowners and realtors call you?Staci: They both call for the same reason – there is a home about to go on the market and they want to make sure it is well presented to ensure a quick sale and the highest price the market can support.What’s the first step?Staci: An on-site consultation…
  • Prepare Your Home for Darker Nights

    Michael Landfair
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
     Mike writes a poem and suggests ways to chase away the night this fall and winter season at FabNest.
  • Just Three Two Last Day!

    Michael Landfair
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Turns out that Jennifer Adams has a nice feel for the pulse of America. Now she graduates to television. I’m sure that America will continue to like her warm and breezy approach to in home design.You can make your own connection with Jennifer. Join her VIP Club which rewards you for doing what you already do - watching videos on home improvement, decorating tips, do-it-yourself projects, and more. Plus by joining you will be entered into the Wish You Were Here Sweepstakes!Should you win, you will receive 3 days and 4 nights at the world renowned L'Auberge Hotel in Jennifer's rehabilitated…
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    Things That Inspire

  • Favorite architectural feature: Porte cochere

    Things That Inspire
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    An architectural feature that I see occasionally in Atlanta is a porte cochere, and whenever I do, I always take note.  According to wikipedia, “a porte-cochère is a porch- or portico-like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building through which a horse and carriage (or motor vehicle) can pass in order for the occupants to alight under cover, protected from the weather.  The
  • Benches and daybeds in living rooms

    Things That Inspire
    4 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I was looking for a picture on Pinterest this week, and noticed that I had quite a few pictures of living rooms with benches and daybeds in them (and the occasional chaise).  Not just a bench against a wall, but a bench or daybed as a counterpoint to a sofa, something that is designed to be used as a key piece of seating. This is the first time I really tuned into using a bench as a key
  • 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
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  • West University: Things To Do

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
      If you are from Houston – it’s that time again for the West University Festival of New Homes.  It started last weekend, but you still have this weekend to tour some of the prettiest new houses that have gone up this year in West U.  Even if you aren’t in the market for a new house, it’s still fun to see how they are furnished – since some great interior designers have taken part this year: Bradford Collier of BwCollier Interior Design, Inc.,  Sheryl Stringer Designs, Segretto, ChateauDominique,  Christine Ho with Cho Interiors, Spaces and Tami Owen. OK –…
  • Schuyler Samperton–Before and After

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    I was so thrilled when Los Angeles interior designer Schuyler Samperton recently contacted me about showing one of her projects that had never been published.  I know how that is – you work so hard on a project, pay a fortune for beautiful photographs to be taken and then for one reason or another (usually the client’s privacy) the house is never shown to the public.   This particular house is located in the Pacific Palisades.  The family came to Samperton and Choate and Associates with a plan to renovate a large guest house/pool house in the back yard.  …
  • Surprise! It’s A New Segreto!!

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
      I am THRILLED to introduce Leslie Sinclair’s newest book – “Segreto Style!!” Leslie is the owner of Segreto Finishes, the Houston based company that specializes in custom paint finishes for walls, cabinetry,  floors – and furniture.  Just a few years ago, Leslie branched out and wrote her first book,  “Segreto Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors,” which has been my favorite design  book.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used that book when looking for inspiration.   Leslie’s First Book Cover     And, here is the…
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  • Brass Revival Bathrooms

    Jane F
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Brass bathroom fixtures belong to a warm family of metals that includes copper, bronze and gold tones. The default white tile bathroom was first revised when the fashion for using gray, black or brown grout (in place of white grout) came over from Scandinavia and England.  Another logical way to progress the look is to switch from the usual chrome and nickel to brass bathroom fixtures in the sink and shower. A metal with a warm tone, brass (made from copper and zinc) is a living finish that will patina. It’s nearly indestructible (hence its used as the base metal for high end faucets) and…
  • All Black Kitchen Kitchen of the Year

    Jane F
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Behold House Beautiful’s all black Kitchen of the Year in the 2014 San Francisco Designer Showcase house, a 1920s mansion with a view of the bay. Opposites attract. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the mainstream press has begun to call the kitchen color shift — from all white to all black — a trend. For bloggers like me this is hardly news. Back in March of this year, my Dark Kitchen Drama post, documented the all black kitchen and nearly black kitchens I’d been seeing, including a designer beauty in Sweden. Modern all black kitchens have been around quite some time as…
  • Fall Flower Pumpkins

    Jane F
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    A trio of brightly colored flower pumpkins make a vibrant centerpiece for fall holidays. The holiday decorating season officially kicks off at the end of the month and this year a delightful photo of fall flower pumpkins crossed my desk.  The work of floral designer Alix Astir, of Trellis Fine Florals, in New York City, the photo [top] showed a trio of faux pumpkins made entirely of different colored mums. Chrysanthemums are on every doorstep this year and their bright hues accent the autumn leaves that have been falling for the past few weeks. I saw this as my chance to bring them indoors…
  • Contemporary Ranch Kitchens

    Jane F
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Those of us who live east of the Mississippi don’t see many contemporary ranch kitchens these days. I adore the tongue-cheek style of the log cabin kitchen in the Designer Log Cabin. And I’m a huge fan of Weathered Wood Kitchen Islands. So was quite taken by the full-on wood looks of these contemporary ranch kitchens in upscale Wyoming and Montana ranch houses. Well equipped, but casual, they fit the definition of rustic in very special ways. Best of all, there isn’t a white cabinet in the bunch! I have a special affection for light wood and yellow kitchens.… Continue ReadingThe…
  • Architectural Museum Garden

    Jane F
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Views of an architectural museum garden designed by a 20th century contemporary artist. My passion for gardens was ignited last week with a visit to the DIA Art Foundation. A boutique modern art museum in New York’s Hudson Valley, DIA  Beacon opened in 2003 in a 300,000 square foot former Nabisco box printing factory overlooking the Hudson River. An architectural museum garden is relatively rare — especially one designed by an artist whose work is featured in that museum. But the commission went to Robert Irwin, a Los Angeles artist who I happened to know during my time as an art student…
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    Young House Love

  • The Time Of Our Lives

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Update: Aaaand less than 12 hours later we’re back with an update on the bottom of the post for ya. Smooth, right? Hey there! Long time no see. The break has been great. Admittedly a little weird, but really reinvigorating. So we’re immensely thankful not only for your support and kind comments, but also for helping put words to some of the things that we had been feeling for some time. And while the last month hasn’t been enough time to fill in all of the blanks about our future (heck, when are life’s blanks ever clearly filled in?) it has made one thing pretty…
  • 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…
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    The Finishing Touch

  • 18 Fall Picks from Schoolhouse Electric

    Abigail Sawyer
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    What’s not to live about the charming general-store-like online shop, Schoolhouse Electric? The name may have tipped you off, but these guys are the authority when it comes to nostalgic lighting. Whether it’s mid century inspired chandeliers or industrial pendants, they’ve made us believe that everything is better with an Edison bulb. Nothing is a better illustration of the classic utilitarian style than founders Brian and Jill Faherty’s home, featured in the New York Times earlier this year. With cooler weather rolling in, we’re dying to deck out our home with…
  • Bali wood blinds create a happy customer story ending

    Rachel Sloan
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    After shopping around home improvement stores for window blinds to fit their “non-standard windows” these customers found happiness at They said: “These Bali blinds are great. Installation was super easy and all blinds came exactly as my measurements. Do make sure you spend the extra money on nicer valances, they look great!”  They said: “Only problem was that two of our valances came with a chip and a scratch in them but sent out new ones immediately with no questions asked. The customer service is like nothing I’ve ever received…
  • thinks Pink this October

    Rachel Sloan
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The team had a great time showing our support for Breast Cancer Awareness here at the office last Friday!  We made ribbons, heard a personal testimony from a survivor, shared pink cupcakes in exchange for nonprofit donations and donned our favorite pink attire to show our support. Of course no celebration is complete without decorations. Pink may be their signature color. And of course the ribbons were made by hand by our talented Skill Development team.  We had a great day here at the Blinds.complex and look forward to further supporting the cause.  Check out more photos of…
  • How to Make a No-Sew Halloween Hair Clip

    Abigail Sawyer
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Want to add some Halloween flair to your October 31st outfit without spending too much? If your office isn’t full-out costume friendly, here’s a subtle DIY Halloween hair clip that will give your outfit some spooky fun. We used leftover supplies from our No-Sew Spider Web Poncho.(The perfect DIY costume for a crafty mama!) Halloween guest host Patricia is here to show us how it’s done! What You Need: Fabric scraps in Halloween-y colors Low temp hot glue gun + sticks Brooch pin + hair clip A few rhinestones How To: 1. Cut fabric into about 10 petal shapes. 2. Arrange your…
  • How to Make a No-Sew Spiderweb Poncho

    Abigail Sawyer
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Short on time and money this Halloween? Grab some fun Halloween fabric, a little sequin trim and make a charming spiderweb poncho. Thanks to crazy discounts on seasonal fabric right now, Patricia pulled this DIY Halloween costume together in 5 minutes and only spent $5! What You Need: 2 Yards Mesh or Lace Fabric (We used this and this) Low Temp Hot Glue Gun Sharp scissors 74 feet Sequin Trim Silicone Work Mat Measuring Tape How to Make a No-Sew Spiderweb Poncho 1. Keep fabric folded in half long ways. Hold along the fold and measure fingertip length. Cut off excess. 2. Measure from…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Faux-abulous: Incorporating Faux Fur into Your Workspace

    Sarah Weiner
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Faux Fur can be a hit or miss for most people. Incorporating it into your design may seem like a challenge, but it’s worth it. Whether you choose a subtle shag rug or a bold leopard print, your space will look so chic with the addition of a playful texture. Since I’m anti-fur, there are a ton of... View full post > Related posts: Metal at Work: Incorporating the metal trend into your workspace High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this clear + mirrored workspace High-Low Workspace—Get the look of this clean-lined workspace
  • Jacquelyn Clark’s Simply Chic Home Office {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us: I use the term office loosely as it’s really just a small corner of our condo. But it’s my corner, and I love every last inch. We’re lucky in that our condo faces south, which means that it’s flooded with light all day long. It makes toiling away at my desk... View full post > Related posts: Daria’s Simply Chic Home Office Remix Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Tim Mosher’s Masculine Chic Home Office Space {Office Tour}
  • Transformation Series: Making Our Walls Pop With Custom Prints From

    Sarah Weiner
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Just when we thought that the WORK. office space couldn’t look any better, proved us wrong. We are in LOVE with our new custom prints. Transforming the accent wall of the space, these prints make our workspace come to life. I can’t help but admit that I get a little excited every time I... View full post > Related posts: Say “Hello” to our newest prints! Office Transformation Series: The Poppin. Effect Office Transformation Series: Raising The Roof With Ceilume
  • Cathleen Cantrell’s Sweet and Cozy Home Office {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    All photos courtesy of Kimberly Chau photography.   Describe your office space to us:  My “office” so to speak, is one of my favorite spots in my home. It’s the perfect mix of sleek and feminine. I love that I’m able to feel lovely yet “make it happen” without being too distracted with the pretty.... View full post > Related posts: Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Sabrina’s Bright, Cozy and a Dash of Glam Home Office Holly Nichols’ Art-Worthy Home Office {Office Tour}
  • Adding Glam to your Workspace-One Desk, Three Ways.

    Sarah Weiner
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    This week in one of the private office’s at WORK. I had some fun styling the white desk a few different ways: shabby glam chic, tuxedo glamour and dazzling purple. Although a white desk may seem overwhelming, it is the perfect blank canvas. In an office space, YOU have the creative freedom to express your personal... View full post > Related posts: Perfectly Styled—Gold + Glam Workspace Get Glam at Work: Accessories + Office Supplies for a Pop of Glamour High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this Glam Cottage Workspace
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    24 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    So this is the $13.995 million dollar apartment reportedly that superstar Jennifer Lopez looked...presumably to purchase.  The penthouse apartment is located at 55 Warren Street in New York... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This house is a bit of a throwback.  First on the scene a few years ago...but I always come back to it as a fresh modern space where I would love to live!  Lots of light, high ceilings,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    This master bathroom looks like it belongs in a country house somewhere in Europe...but instead this bath is inside an apartment in the center of Paris. An antique cupboard and classic porcelain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    This house belonging to Swedish stylist Jenny Hjalmarsson Boldsen was featured in Residence Magazine recently...and it is absolute delight.  A bright palette - the walls and the floors... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Mixing a little fall fashion in with this fabulous open floor plan room.  Love this kitchen dining room combo.  Modern, sleek with a rustic edge.  I love the neutral color palette with... [[ 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

  • Potential Clients Right Under Your Nose

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    By Maria Bayer DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach This week I met a friend of mine who’s an interior designer to play tennis. When she arrived she apologized that she had taken a while to get back to me because she was swamped with work. You heard me right. She’s got more work than she can handle. When I asked her where she [...]
  • Something New To Sink Your Teeth Into

    4 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching for DSU How would you like to have a new marketing tool that would expand your marketing efforts — without adding any additional funds to your marketing budget? If that appeals to you, then take a tour of Alignable, a marketing tool launched just one year ago. The goal of Alignable’s founders was to create [...]
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  • Orange October :: Go Giants!

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Olive green may be trending next year, but currently around San Francisco it’ orange, orange and more orange. If you haven’t heard, our Giants baseball team is back playing in the World Series – going for a three-peat! This time the opponent is the Kansas City Royals. So far, the series is tied at 1-1. Tonight is the third game. (design by Tobi Fairley via Houzz) We will be cheering on the team from home and of course I’ll be…
  • Get the Look :: Olive Green Decor

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Olive green decor. Are you loving it? As Megan talked about in her article earlier this week, olive green is predicted to be one of the trending colors for 2015. Alone, the warm green can be a bit ho-hum. But, when the handsome green is used in combination with another color – like above with gold accents – it can be quite sophisticated and even fresh. If you are looking to interject olive green in your decor – whether it’s…
  • Color Trends :: Olive Green

    Megan Bachmann
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    I’ve been thinking adding a contributor for along time, but it wasn’t until I met Megan Bachmann that I decided to do it. Megan is a mother and has a great sense of style and aesthetic. She has a background in fashion, passion for interior design and writes her own blog, Otomi Home. I’m thrilled to welcome Megan to Simplified Bee! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thank you Cristin…
  • Design Crush :: Velvet Sofas

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    As the cooler weather roles in I find myself gravitating to certain textiles. One in particular is velvet. Love this soft, textured fabric on sofas in particular. I’ve pulled a few of my favorite interiors featuring velvet sofas and as you will see the textile look great in just about any color and style. Known for mixing modern and vintage elements, Catherine Kwong selects a sofa in a deep marine blue velvet for urban living room. The tufting is beautifully executed and allows the velvet to shimmer. If you like this look, check out West Elm’s Chester Sofa (disclosure: affiliate…
  • Lulu & Georgia Giveaway and Bathroom Styling

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Our new bathroom still needed a little styling especially one wall above the toilet. I teamed up with Lulu & Georgia for some super chic decor items for the space. I instantly fell in love with a photograph of a beautiful cactus plant. The gray tones and organic pattern look amazing with the marble tile. Love it! I also spotted the Retrograd Vase and liked it’s mid-century modern vibe. I filled it with succulents from my garden for a pop of color. To finish out the look, I selected a three wick candle housed in a timeless tin with a metallic knob. The cedar with scent with hints…
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  • Paris Loft

    Trudy Crane
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    This former industrial building has been turned into a fabulous loft in Paris. Designed by an Italian architect this Parisian couple got a loft with wonderful light and plenty of space. Clean lines and simple, chic furnishings with modern and vintage touches are perfect in this loft and create the right tone for the space. Have a fabulous weekend!! Photo: Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer - check her site. amazing photographer!! Enjoy! Trudy xx Photo: Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer via: Rum Hemma
  • HK Living: Interior Brand

    Trudy Crane
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    I follow the brand HK Living on Instagram and I have to say I love their products! It is a Dutch brand that has gone global with its original, pure and modern designs. They feature very stylish lighting, some of it very industrial as you see below. Other hanging lights have knitted covers with matching pillows, super hip chairs and mini benches..well the list of products goes on. The styling of the catalogue is really well surprise they are doing so well . Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Hk Living
  • Inspiration in White: Green!!

    Trudy Crane
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    I am loving some of the green touches I am seeing these days. Green is a hard colour and can go wrong rather easily...a bit like red...but when it is the right shade of green it is fantastic. Check out these gorgeous greens used in just about every room in the house and some not in the house at all.... Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House, Enjoy! Trudy xx   via: Found on, Found on, Found on, Found on,…
  • Brights and White

    Trudy Crane
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Pretty pops of colour in this compact apartment. Black glass backsplash in the kitchen provides great reflection along with the modern white cabinets. A great wall of closets behind the bed are a wonderful decorative element in the room as well. The apartment is for sale on Husman Hagberg if you are interested...another great real estate website. Enjoy! Trudy xx via Husman Hagberg
  • Pins of the Week: Rustic Kitchens

    Trudy Crane
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Now, it's hard not to love a rustic style kitchen. These have all the best elements of rustic style......wood, brick, rustic lighting, vintage accessories and even more. I love the wood on the ceiling in the first photo! Looks amazing with the subway tile don't you think? Have a great weekend! Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House, Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Found on, Architectural Digest, Found on, Found on, Found on
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  • Buon Weekend: The Art of the Chill...

    franki durbin
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Let me tell you... there are certain weekends in this life that you earn. These next two days will surely be treasured for the gifts that they are. While I love to push hard all week to achieve my goals, recovery time is priceless. and necessary. My sleep patterns this week were off as we awaited news on this and that. Let's suffice it to say this girl needs a little beauty sleep. For the next two days I plan to relax, do yoga, take long walks, unwind and truly enjoy my lovely family. The most labor intensive thing on the calendar is a trip out for cappuccino and fresh croissants at our…
  • Musings: On Defying the Odds...

    franki durbin
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    There are some of us (raising hand as high as I can) that pay no attention to what anyone else might say is possible, reasonable or has been previously done. You can offer all of the cautionary talk you like, drown us in reasons why our ideas won't work and go into painstaking detail about how naive our thinking might be. We simply do not absorb your negative speak. We live in the realm of the possible. We exist in the mindset of yes. We thrive on demonstrating (to ourselves alone) that boundaries only apply to those who choose to see them. We are free from the limitations of the mind that so…
  • Current Obsessions: The Luxe Leopard Scarf...

    franki durbin
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Every once in a while you stumble on an accessory that you just HAVE to have. This luxurious Jimmy Choo scarf is beyond words gorgeous. Made of modal & cashmere it promises to pamper your neck all season long in softness and tender leopard-spotted kisses. Swoon! This isn't the only chic animal print scarf in town though. This beauty is unusual in its oversized print (and at a much lower price point). If infinity scarves are more your style, don't miss this sophisticated option or this one. All of these are feather light and can be worn during any season. In summer you can rock…
  • Wardrobe Management: The Good, The Bad and The Unsellable...

    franki durbin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Do you recall my massive closet purge from late summer? I edited my heart out, sourced modern methods to shed my unwanted pounds of clothing and then... I hit a roadblock. Allow me explain:First, the background. I want what every girl wants. A closet populated only by clothing that fits and flatters. An LBD to wear to a last minute event, the perfect white blouse, a gallery of jeans that fit flawlessly and enough accessories to make a Harrod's buyer swoon. What I don't want is an excess of "things" I'm not wearing. The bounty of unworn pieces in my closet bothers me and I'm eager to let these…
  • Beauty: Give Your Skin that Coveted Supermodel Glow...

    franki durbin
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    When it comes to how I feel about makeup, it begins with great skin, focus on eyes & eyebrows and a somewhat glossy nude-pink lip. While great genetics will take you far, few of us are rocking supermodel genes (or jeans, for that matter). But with a little know how, some experimentation and honed skills, you too can have a face that radiates that ethereal glow we've all come to associate with modern beauty. First: water. Sorry girls. There's no getting around this foundational aspect of great skin. DRINK UP. If you don't have a water filter, get one to eliminate some of the toxins…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • 45 Ikea Bedrooms That Turn This Into Your Favorite Room Of The House

    Simona Ganea
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    A bed that’s so comfy and cozy you never want to get up, a nightstand that’s always there to keep your phone within arm’s reach, a super comfortable mattress and pillows with lots of character. These are the ingredients you need to create the perfect design and Ikea bedrooms know exactly what to offer you.How great is this bed? The soft headboard is perfect to lean against when you’re watching TV or reading a book plus it has that really fun and colorful pattern.Want the bedroom to be like a relaxing spa? Then you’ve come to the right place. This design seems to…
  • Sponge Painting Basics: 10 Things You Should Know about Sponge Painting

    Brittney Smart
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Looking for a fast and easy way to freshen up your space…without breaking the bank? Sometimes a little paint is all that is needed to transform a space. Perhaps you should consider sponge painting as a “new” idea to get that textural look you’re after. Before you get started, though, here are a few things you should know about sponge painting.Definition:Simply put, sponge painting is a method of painting that uses a sponge and at least two mediums to create a faux finish with paint.Pros:Sponge painting is a quick and easy way to add texture to your painted surface. It’s also a…
  • Split Level Home Gets Updated With Two New Extensions

    Simona Ganea
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    When it was first built in the 1970s, this split level residence was following the latest trend in terms of architecture and design. Its multi-gabled roof was typical of that era. These days, however, such a design doesn’t really reflect the present so the owners went to Dorrington Atcheson Architects for help when they decided the house needed to be renovated and updated.The house is situated in Auckland, New Zeeland and it’s a family home. When redesigning it, the architects were asked to retain the charm of the building along with some materials but also to make it bigger and…
  • French Door & Window Curtains For Your Patio: Ideas & Inspiration

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    Are you getting ready to redress your covered porch or patio? Are you lucky enough to have an outdoor room equipped with beautiful French doors or windows that overlook your landscaping all year long? Your porch or patio may be not be one of the most populated or used parts of the house, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be neglected in the style department. So today we’re taking a look at those French door and window curtains and we’ve got some ideas up our sleeve to inspire you.1. Whimsy & Light.This is such a classy and elegant way to dress your French doors that…
  • 17 DIYs for Your Halloween Dinner Party

    Casey Watkins
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    So you’re tired of handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. I get that. When you’re a grown up and you don’t like scary, what else is Halloween for but to compete with your neighbors about who has the best hand-outs? Here’s a thought for you. Pull out that old flapper style dress from the back of your closet and host a Halloween dinner party for all your friends! These 17 DIYs will help you make this the party the one they’ll all want an invitation to.1. Goblets Display.Thrifted goblets painted black make the perfect place to put candles. Plus they’re…
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  • Next stop San Francisco #BlogTourCali

    Andrew Dunning
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    We are now a few days into BlogTourCali and have been immersed in a design and wellness adventure and thoroughly spoilt by Modenus and the sponsors. Our trip to the Bacara Resort and Spa organised by tour sponsor Mr Steam was pretty amazing, and emphasised the point that exercise and looking after yourself is so important. Today we are continuing our roadtrip up the Pacific Coast Highway after an overnight stay in Cambria. As someone who is happiest when I’m by the beach I’m enjoying the inspiration a rugged coastline always gives me. We stopped off for dinner at the Caliza Winery…
  • Hello California #BlogTourCali

    Andrew Dunning
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Well I can think of worst ways to spend your birthday, today I will be packing to leave tomorrow for BlogTourCali run by Modenus. So it will be goodbye wet and windy London and hello to California sunshine. I was so delighted to be asked by Modenus to join the roadtrip through California over 5 days next week which starts in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Prior to the tour starting I’m heading to Palm Springs tomorrow for a few days rest and relaxation. It just happens to be Moderism Week there so this weekend I will be able to explore some of the architecture of the city. The show aims to…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m currently working on a large luxury bathroom for a project in Highgate. We are creating a signature bathroom for the house and the client has asked for a marble like finish but with little maintenance. The look of bookmarked marble as shown below is beautiful, but it can also be prohibitively expensive so I need to find an alternate material that can give me the same look. While at Decorex recently I discovered the latest porcelain tiles from Stone and Ceramic Warehouse that we are now considering using on the project. Generally I don’t like ‘faux’ products as so…
  • Christmas comes to John Lewis

    Andrew Dunning
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It’s that time of the year again, Christmas is appearing in the shops. If you don’t want to be festive yet you can easily ignore it – but it you love Christmas like me you probably can’t wait to see this year’s decorations. Today the Christmas shop in John Lewis Oxford Street opened and we are featuring some of the six different themes today. The Croft range is a favourite of mine, it fits in perfectly with my own festive decorating scheme. Featuring lots of silver and white decorations this is the choice for creating your own traditional White Christmas. With my…
  • Room of the Week

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

    Jon Peters
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M After visiting High Point Market earlier this week, I finally got a chance to catch to sit down and flip through the latest issue of my favorite design magazine ELLE Decór.I was pleasantly surprised to get a fabulous peek inside the home of one of my favorite women in fashion, Tamara Mellon.As the mastermind behind the globally revered luxury brand Jimmy Choo, Tamara has become known for ability to hone in on her discerning eye for style while skillfully executing business power plays. Tamara’s a woman who knows exactly how to execute her vision, and I wouldn’t expect for…
  • DVF for Kravet

    Jon Peters
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M There’s no doubt about it that Diane von Furstenberg is considered today to be one of the most well-known fashion designers worldwide.Recognized for her unique eye for mixing and matching wild, colorful and animal-inspired prints and patterns in her designs, Diane has been a leading tastemaker for over three decades and counting. Diane von Furstenberg has seemed to always have a knack for putting together textiles and showcasing pattern, color and style, dating all the way back to her introduction of the wrap dress in 1974.Fast forward thirty years later and she’s developed…
  • Toro Canyon Paradise

    Studio M
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:43 am
    Studio M I like to think that the sun smells like bacon. I mean, just the smell of it being cooked wakes me up just like the first shine of the sun through the window against my eyelids. The Earth would not exist as it is without the sun, and I wouldn’t exist without bacon. Both give good reason to wake up in the morning. And this is the same feeling that I get looking at the Toro Canyon House in Montecito, California by Bestor Architecture. It’s majestic and serene with stunning views of the islands, mountains, and the ocean. The narrow pool compliments the view of the home and…
  • Criss Cross Glass House

    Studio M
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Studio M There are many architects that don’t take creative risks for many different reasons, including but not limited to: finance, doubt, deadlines, etc. In Japan, there is the S-House, a transparent glass house that looks like a cross between an Apple Store and an M.C. Escher painting. Not only is the design something to marvel over, it is not hiding from it’s contemporary architecture even when it’s built in the middle of a neighborhood whose other houses are much more traditional in design. Yuusuke Karasawa Architects are responsible for this two-story house that…
  • Pinspirational Quotes

    Jon Peters
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M It’s finally that time of year again when the Studio M team heads up to the lovely little town of High Point, North Carolina in order to see all of the latest home decor and furniture introductions at Market. What I particularly love about experiencing High Point Market is that it’s impossible to not fall back in love with residential design and home furnishings all over again. Plus, when you return home, I feel like you’re looking forward to getting back to work with a renewed sense of ambition and creativity. Above: “Do what you love” “If you’re…
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  • Decorating for Harvest – Halloween – Thanksgiving

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Treasury from: RSS Designs In Fiber Decorating for Harvest – Halloween – Thanksgiving Solar Lighted Decorative Pumpkin From: DSG $16.94 Wavy MultiColor Basket in Orange, Cream, Tan, Sage Green From: RSS Designs In Fiber $27.50 Autumn Enchantment From: The Creators Palette – Art by Melanie $200.00 Order Your Custom Made Espresso Sunrise Tableware From: Pat Parker”s Stoneware Pottery $63.00 Bottlescape I – 8×10″ Framed Fine Art Print From: Diane Clancy $60.00 Handmade Ceramic Lidded Owl Mug From: Jill $16.00 Sparkling Crocheted Lace Centerpiece Doily…
  • Is Your Lounge Ready For Winter?

    Interior Design Style
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    We’re well into autumn now and the mercury is now hovering between 7 and 12 degrees for most areas of the UK. I personally welcome this season with open arms as the year starts to wind down and you can look towards the festive period, but there’s another big reason why I love this time of the year and it’s all about readying my home – particularly my lounge – for winter. I’m the kind of person that loves to be at home, I like to settle in for the night in front of the TV but without the proper preparation my comfy and cosy space can turn into a heat sapping nightmare…
  • Home Improvements that are Most Valuable to a Home Owner

    Interior Design Style
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    There are a lot of different home improvements that a home owner can make. Some of these home improvements will increase the value of the home, others will help the home owner impress guests, but many times these home improvements do nothing or little to help the home owner enjoy living in the home more. Home owners should stop thinking about what everyone else is doing to renovate their homes and instead think about what improvements they would most appreciate in their homes. It is not always easy for home owners to determine what they will appreciate most in home improvements. Home…
  • Is Your Home Suffering From The Winter Blues?

    Interior Design Style
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Falling out of love with your home after the winter months is not uncommon and it could be the perfect time to spruce up your property for summer. Of course, changing your home to suit every season is expensive and, nine times out of ten, unnecessary. So, what you want to create with your space is a spacious property that suits your every mood, every emotion and every weather condition. Let’s start with the walls; practicality is key. You want your floors and walls to be future proof, look great throughout the seasons and are durable to ensure you don’t have to change your flooring…
  • Breathe life into Your Boring Old Lounge – Without Breaking the Bank

    Interior Design Style
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Not everybody can afford to redecorate their lounge every year and, to be honest, not everybody wants to. The upheaval alone is enough to put many people off, but it is probably the cost that seems to make it impossible. However, many people would love to have a clean, fresh room that reflects their mood and personality and, above all else, makes them proud. If you are one of those people, but are sticking to a tight budget, here are a few pointers that will help you achieve a new look in your lounge on a budget. Colour Clean Your Soft Furnishings If you deep clean your soft furnishings…
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  • Queen West vs Parkdale – Which (hipster) neighbourhood should you buy into?

    TheRedPin Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    Find yourself regularly scouring Queen Street West for vintage clothing and antique knick knacks, while wearing sunglasses when the sun isn’t out? That doesn’t necessarily make you a hipster…well maybe a little, but there’s no need to fret because more and more Torontonians are embracing traditional “hipster hoods” as their regular hangouts and a place to call home. While both Queen Street West and Parkdale are notorious hipster heavens, these areas have become increasingly popular with almost everyone and not just the artsy types. It’s also important to note…
  • Featured Home: $18M in Forest Hill, Toronto

    TheRedPin Team
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    26 Old Forest Hill Rd Detached house for sale in Forest Hill, Toronto Price Tag: $18,000,000 TRP Rebate: $67,500 Among Toronto’s most affluent neighbourhoods, Forest Hill is just as famous for its luxury mansions as its many celebrity residents, which have included Ted Rogers, Nelly Furtado and even the rapper Drake. Situated at 26 Old Forest Hill, this grandiose stone mansion still manages to stand out among its opulent neighbours, blending the best of old world architecture with all the comforts of 21st century amenities. List of amazing features in this luxury Forest Hill home: Grand…
  • Hot Listings: October 20 – 24

    TheRedPin Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal hot listings in the GTA that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! Apt. 1803 – 28 Harrison Garden Lansing, Toronto Contact to Eva Allaire to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $299,000 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,121 Details: 1 Bed, 1 Bath  292 Prospect St Newmarket, Ontario Contact Rob Mills to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $429,000 TheRedPin…
  • Toronto Mayoral Race: River City Condos will reap the benefits of SmartTrack

    TheRedPin Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Whether you’re supporting John Tory for mayor, a fan of Olivia Chow, a passionate member of the Ford Nation or still on the fence, we can all agree that when it comes to the Toronto mayoral election, public transit is the defining hot-button issue. One mayoral debate after another, the topic always reverts back to the TTC, as each candidate passionately proclaims that their subway solution is the one to patch up Toronto’s transit woes. The current front runner in the polls, John Tory, has been riding his mayoral campaign on the SmartTrack Transit Line – a 53 km line above ground…
  • Checklist: 10 factors to consider when finding the best place to live in Toronto

    TheRedPin Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Last month, we put together a post that revealed 10 factors to consider when finding the best place to live in Toronto. Toronto is made up of many diverse neighbourhoods, some offering a laid-back, cottage feel, away from the noise, to a bustling metropolis that is constantly evolving, changing and remains boisterous any given time of day.We put together a checklist to consider when picking a Toronto neighbourhood for your next home, which is dependent on your personal preference and your wallet size. Download the checklist for 10 factors to consider when finding the best place to live in…
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  • Pi, meditation stool, yoga seat, recycled oak wine barrel staves. by StilNovoDesign

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    115.00 USDOur little Pi is a meditation stool, yoga seat, entirely made of recycled wood from discarded oak wine barrels.The top and the sides are tinted with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry chocolate’ wine based stain, while the other portions of the stool may be finished in either golden oak, for a two-tones effect, or in the same cherry chocolate color for a uniform result (see photos of the 2 options)Pi's measurements are about 6” (front) to 7” (back) high, 14” in length, about 5 1/2”-5 3/4” wide(Each barrel stave is…
  • Cervantes wine barrel Chandelier recycled oak staves and hoop pendant light, ceiling lamp by StilNovoDesign

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    879.00 USDOur stunning Cervantes chandelier is made with reclaimed oak wine barrel’s staves and metal hoop, all recycled from discarded French barrels, reinvented into this elegant and unique pendant ceiling light. Cervantes’ oak staves are stained with a rich golden color on the inside, while the outside shows the rich reddish color left by the wine previously held in the barrel, creating a striking two tones effect. The staves’ ends are smoothened to add softness to the silhouette, but still show the original groove of each barrel’s plank. The metal hoop is painted with a satin…
  • The Temple, charming little zen stool, recycled wine barrel staves of solid French white oak by StilNovoDesign

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    89.99 USDOur little Temple stool is entirely made of recycled oak wood from French wine barrels.Although it was conceived as a footstool for classical guitar players, it has been often used by our customers as a child's stool, plant stand, meditation stool, side mini-table, or to cleverly place it under the feet when seated at the computer for an extended period of time, in order to guarantee better posture and support.We find that it can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive and versatile piece of home decor.The top and the sides are stained with the red wine…
  • Black Magic, recycled oak wine barrel's keychain, hand painted, Green Bits collection by StilNovoDesign

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    15.00 USDEvery bit counts…in our effort to recycle our material to the very last bit, we have created this fun key chain, using morsels of solid white oak from reclaimed wine barrel tops and staves.One side is ornamented with an exquisite hand painted motif, while the other is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrels. It’s complete of silver plated key chains with swivel connectors. Black Magic features rich tones of gold, copper, green and accents of blue on a black background.All of our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid…
  • The Galaxy, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color. by StilNovoDesign

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The Galaxy design celebrates the beauty and mystery of planets' creation.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain &…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • Everything's New In This Total Makeover and Addition Project

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is a project I've been looking forward to sharing since the day construction began.  A family with a modest farmhouse in Muskingum County, Ohio wanted a new home with open spaces and room for visiting family and guests - and decided that rebuilding the home they're in was the best way to achieve that.One addition opened up the kitchen and added a bright, colorful sunroom; a second addition created a new master suite, garage, home office, and recreation room.The expanded kitchen is all glass on one wall. Two islands separate cooking and serving, and opening walls in the existing…
  • 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 >    
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • #BlogTourCali Day 1: Orientation and #DXVStrikeAPose

    Veronika Miller
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    It’s a wrap! BlogTour Cali has come to an end, and what a wonderful tour it was. Between WestEdge Design Fair at the Barker Hangar,  traveling up the Pacific Coast Highway to Cambria and San Fransisco, and finding our zen at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara there was never a dull moment. If you happened to miss #BlogTourCali events as they were happening on social media, this is your chance to reminisce with us as we take a look back at our tour of the West coast. All photography by Chasen West  BlogTour Cali orientation was held at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. It doesn’t…
  • Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards: Modenus’s Favorite Outdoor Nominees

    Veronika Miller
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Preparations for Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards are underway, as votes are being placed to decide the best interior design products of 2014. The categories range from furniture to fixtures, appliances to flooring, and cabinetry to accessories, providing a variety of stunning products from which to choose. Voting is open until October 17, so don’t miss your chance to choose your favorite products and follow along to see our favorites in each category leading up to the final day of voting. Here’s a peek at our favorite outdoor product nominees: 1. Dekton by…
  • Dining. Giving. Living. Meet Ambiente Frankfurt

    Veronika Miller
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    We are thrilled to announce our newest media partnership with one of the most important trade shows in the world. From February 13 to 17, 2015, Ambiente Frankfurt will be hosting US based designers and artisans as part of their annual partner country program in collaboration with New York based design superstar Scott Henderson and Modenus will be there to cover the show together with a carefully selected BlogTour team. Ambiente Frankfurt draws over 140,000 visitors annually with product offerings from over 4700 exhibitors from 90 countries The show consists of three major segments, Dining,…

    Veronika Miller
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Interior Design’s BoY Awards are just around the corner and voting ends on October 17th! There’s still time to vote, so be sure to visit Interior Design’s BoY Product Voting page for a chance to see your favorite products named Best of Year on Thursday, December 4th in New York City. After browsing Interior Design’s BoY nominees, we have selected several stunning products from each category that capture the spotlight. Our favorite nominees for Interior Design’s Best of Year Dining are… 1. Salvatore Farm Table Cliff Young 2. Tracks Bonaldo 3. Cumberland…
  • The grand tour of Decorex London – Part 3

    Veronika Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Our third segment of highlights from Decorex brings our tour of all things beautiful at this grand show to an end, at least in terms of actual show coverage. Please check back often for more stand out British Design as we focus on trends from the Fair Green Isle this holiday season. For now, however, please sit back and enjoy Part 1, Part 2 and the gorgeous designs we’ve selected for you below. As ever, all image credit goes to Chasen West Photography. Speaking of holiday season, some of these may be just the thing. While home theaters and ‘man caves’ (ugh did we just use that term)…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Restoration Vintage Gallery Opening

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Eclectic. Handmade. Restoration Vintage antique reproductions and vintage inspired pieces all tell a story, and many are made using natural fibers and reclaimed or recycled materials. Furnitureland South’s Restoration Vintage Gallery, now open on the first floor of the Mart, spans 22,000 square feet and, in addition to furniture, showcases lighting, rugs and accessories that perfectly complement this style. In this exciting new space, we carry several high-quality, well-known manufacturers, including Sarreid Ltd., Curations Limited, Furniture Classics Ltd., GJ Styles, Dovetail, and Four…
  • Devoted Delivery

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

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

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

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

  • White surroundings

    Nina Holst
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    One of the things I have liked the most about the house we now have sold , is all the light. With all the windows and white surroundings it give you the feeling that it´s still summer and I love that! Here is a photo I took the other day… Image: Nina Holst
  • The little things…

    Nina Holst
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    I believe it´s the little things that completes a room and that makes it more personal. Some cute flowers in a small vase certainly does the trick together with some other beloved things I keep on my tray in the walk-in closet. I makes me smile every time I enter the room… Image: Nina Holst
  • Vinn en iSensoric vaskemaskin og et designerplagg fra Filippa K!

    Nina Holst
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Siemens nye vaskemaskin iSensoric har en følelse for flekker – har du?   Siemens Hvitevarer gir deg nå muligheten til vinne et designerplagg fra Filippa K (verdi 1500,-). En heldig vinner vil også stikke av med en iSensoric vaskemaskin til en verdi av 13 190 NOK! Følg meg på Instagram for å delta i konkurransen. Jeg vil legge ut et bilde sammen med en ledetråd, og alt du trenger å gjøre for å kunne vinne designerplagget er å gjette riktig på hva plaggets flekk består av. Du gjetter gjennom å kommentere på bildet – og glem ikke å tagge besvarelsen din med hashtagen…
  • 10 Fab news from Stylizimo Shop

    Nina Holst
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8  I  9  I  10 You´ll find a lot of fabulous news in Stylizimo Shop these days. Here are some of my favorites! Do you see anything you like? Collage: Nina Holst
  • My paintings on sale!

    Nina Holst
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Since I´m moving soon I´m having a sale on all my paintings that you find in my gallery All paintings are now 5000 NOK ( before 6000-7000 NOK ). Shipping in Norway is possible for 250,- extra. Find all my paintings on Send me an email at: nina(at)stylizimo(dot)com if you are interested.
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    Room Design Ideas | Home Decoration & Interior Design Blog

  • FIU Restaurant Management Lab by Echeverria Design Group

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

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

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

    Le Trung Thanh
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    This year for the first time, as an integral part of our ambition to encourage and nurture new design talent, John Lewis exhibited at Design Junction, a central event and vital element of the London Design Festival. We presented a curated collection based on our Design Collective credentials; a number of our existing in-house and collaborative designers were in attendance at the show, but also some young designers whose work we admired and recognised at this year’s New Designers exhibition. Design Collective is of course all about great design, but it’s also a grass-roots initiative…
  • PUMP concept store by SYAA, Bucharest – Romania

    Le Trung Thanh
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Pump Shop is a concept store for velo aficionados, a space with attitude that combines design and passion with a dash of Scandinavian eco responsibility. It’s an exclusivist shop that sells renowned international brands, whether vintage, design or performance. It is also a space where you can imagine and buy your own custom bike, made from the best quality parts. It’s a bike-couture shop.The space is nothing more than a simple 25-square-meter room in a former industrial building. The design is based on the usage of a single material that builds a box for a design vehicle. The storage, the…
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • Super Luxurious 400 square meter (4305 square feet) Apartment in Kiev, Ukraine

    HD Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    A luxury apartment can be the easiest way to marry the desire for decadence with the need for a central, urban location. In this spacious Ukrainian apartment from designer Irena Poliakova, it could be easy to forget that you are in an apartment at all since the luxe design is reminiscent of a sprawling estate more than a chintzy studio. Step inside this beautiful space and imagine what you life would be like if there were the kind of place you could afford. The apartment’s foyer includes its own private elevator entrance, completely with abstract sculptures and its own chandelier. Any…
  • Take A Peek Inside 432 Park Avenue, the Tallest Residential Building in the Western Hemisphere

    HD Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    While the towering buildings of the New York City skyline are constantly changing, shifting, and growing, it is rare to have any construction project overtake the most famous skyscrapers in the city. This is particularly true of apartment buildings. However, as of October 2014, when the last bit of concrete was poured, the new building at 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building not only in Manhattan, but in the entire western hemisphere. The building sits between 56th and 57th streets, overlooking Central Park and huge swaths of the city. In fact, some condos even have views all…
  • 3 Distinctly Themed Apartments Under 800 Square Feet (~75 square meter) with Floor plans

    HD Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    One key tenet of small space design is the use of light colors. This artist’s loft in St. Petersburg, from designer Anton Zaytsev, uses a lot of white and neutral choices to keep the space feeling open and airy. The design also takes full advantage of the apartment’s 4-meter high ceilings with windows, shelving, and intricate light fixtures that give the entire space an elegant and eclectic feeling. At only 70 square meters (750 square feet), what this apartment lacks in area, it makes up for in artistic flair. Even the bathroom has its own cheeky decor, from this saucy pinup…
  • 26 Living Rooms that Put a Unique Spin on What Modern Means

    HD Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    The living room is somewhat of a modern institution. Older estates might have had sitting rooms, drawing rooms, or studies. But the multipurpose living room – a gather spot for families, a cozy area for entertaining, or even just a place to put your feet up – is kind of a new concept. It’s not necessarily fussy or fancy, but with the right design it can truly become the heart of a home. Represented here are 26 beautiful living rooms that take this modern space and make it not just welcoming, but beautiful. Have a look. Warm colors are just one way to bring that cozy feeling…
  • 2 Simple, Super Beautiful Studio Apartment Concepts For A Young Couple [Includes Floor Plans]

    HD Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Being a young couple can be a challenge. You may just be starting out in your careers, saving to buy a home, or just trying to find your footing in the world. On top of that, moving in together for the first time is stressful. But a few talented designers have decided to take on this challenges, offering two lovely studio apartment designs that would give any pair of newlyweds – or even just lovebirds cohabitating – enough stylish space to spread out and enjoy themselves on their way up the corporate (or artistic) ladder. The first apartment comes from the team at…
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  • How to Fake a Bathroom Renovation

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    We have plans for the bathroom upstairs. Big plans. Afterall, it’s the go-to bathroom for two girls and any house guests. But right now (meaning within two weeks) we have guests coming. Not just any guests – my Mom will see it! No time to change the single sink to a double, redo the floor, get a new commode or new mirror or lighting. We’re left with one possible option. Distraction! Note the lovely mid-sixties linoleum floor and dated vanity. Can’t change those, so let’s distract with what we can change. The only DIY part of this project was painting the window…
  • A Sweet Bedtime Story

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Once upon a time, there was a wonderful woman who loved her husband and cared for him daily through his six-year illness. The family’s love was such an inspiration to others, that after he went home, those around her wanted to do something to make her feel better and give her strength. Friends, family and community came together to give her an unexpected surprise – a brand new master retreat. Armed with her inspiration art piece, favorite color and Pinterest board of wishes, her friends arranged for her to visit a friend out of town (how sneaky) and organized a spectacular…
  • Seven Insanely Easy Fall Decor Ideas

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

    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

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

    Rehana Akter
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    How about having a light pumpkin dessert item in a late fall morning? This pumpkin muffins recipe from Martha Stewart will be a very good fall brunch item on a lazy chilly morning. The use of yogurt in this recipe makes it soft while the sweet, fleshy pumpkin puree makes it sticky and moist. The flavor of this fall brunch will come from the walnuts and spice while the whole-wheat flour will supply fiber to satisfy your knack for eating healthy. Check out the healthy and easy-to-make fall brunch recipe: Fall Brunch: Pumpkin Muffins with Yogurt Pumpkin muffin – add oatmeal for extra…
  • Budget-Friendly Halloween Decor Ideas for Your Yard

    Rehana Akter
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Halloween is just knocking at the door! Are you still thinking about how to transform your yard into a scary graveyard or a spooky-land? Well, we have come up with some ideas to solve your problem. First thing you have to know is that you do not have to waste money for big blow-up Halloween decorations for the yard. Trick and treat your neighbors with these wicked but budget-friendly Halloween decor ideas for your yard. This Halloween decorate your yard with spooky accents! Image via: BHG Scare with Scarecrow and Ghostly Balloons A scarecrow mascot is kind-of common but still effective…
  • 4 Small Decor Ideas That Make a Big Impact in Interiors

    Joy M
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    You don’t have to break the bank to create the home of your dreams. Small, thoughtful updates can make your interior the envy of all your friends. Sometimes, all it takes is a drop of inspiration or a little nudge to make a big, larger-than-life change. The secret is working smart and not working hard. Try these decor ideas and turn every room in your home into a showstopper. They might not be for every home dweller, but they are perfect for those who want excitement. 4 Small Decor Ideas That Make a Big Impact in Interiors  Make every room stand out Image via: The Decorista Diaries…
  • Comfort Food: Tuna Melt with Horseradish Recipe

    Joy M
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Comfort food is a must for anyone who wants a hearty meal and a taste of home. It can be something that makes you recall your childhood or wonderful memories. If you are craving comfort food, try this top-rated recipe from Food Network. It is an indulgent treat that neither kids nor adults will be able to resist. It offers a wonderful blend of flavors. It is ideal for those who love to entertain because it can be made easily. The crunchy bread makes a lovely contrast with the melting cheese and creamy tuna salad. Here’s how to make it. Comfort Food: Tuna Melt with Horseradish Recipe A…
  • Fall Dinner: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

    Stella X
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    When the weather gets colder, there is no better comfort food than a nice, warming soup. Using seasonal ingredients and the convenience of a slow cooker everyone can prepare this easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe to close any weekday. Fall Dinner: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup Butternut squash soup for a cold day Image via: Martha Stewart Fall Dinner: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients 2 lb butternut squash 2 tbsp butter 1 onion 2 cups chicken stock 8 oz cream cheese half teaspoon dried basil leaves black pepper, grounded, to taste red cayenne pepper, grounded, to taste salt,…
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  • Ready, Set, Glow!

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Winter is right around the corner. Before you know it, we’ll be gathering around the fireplace and cupping something warm and steamy in our hands. A fireplace is the focal point for many rooms, when lit; our eyes are naturally drawn to the dancing flames. This year, why not focus your attention on some of the great fireplace accessories that are currently available. A fundamental component to any fireplace are the andirons. Andirons are used to lift logs up and away from the floor of the hearth and this is important because it allows air to cir-culate around the logs. Got a roaring fire…
  • Back To School

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

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

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

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

  • Stylish Ways to Bring your Art Collection Together

    Faith Sheridan
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Stylish Ways to Bring your Art Collection Together Artwork is one of the easiest ways to bring an extra dash of personal style into your home. But rather than simply hanging your art in the center of the wall, why not try something new with your display? From displaying your artwork of random sizes in a geometrical shape to choosing a dramatic backdrop, you will love these fresh ideas for bringing your art collection together. Consider Your Space First, determine which pieces will work best in which rooms of your home. Keep in mind that art can go a long way toward setting a mood for a room.
  • Colors I Love and Place Textiles Meet in Seattle

    Faith Sheridan
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Lately the colors I love are showing up with new vendors and in my current projects. Take for instance my presentation today to learn about Place Textiles. Ripley Worthy, National Sales Manager of Place Textiles, and LesliAnn Cone, my go-to ever so savvy representative, invited me to a small, as in the 3 of us, show and tell. I was captured by the story about Kristie Strasen which is partly the reason for my post. Place Textiles is her company. But what caught my attention was the transference of color across introductions that all work seamlessly together. This is her gift. As I read her…
  • 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…
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    Layla Grayce Backroom Blog

  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Boatman Geller

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    There’s nothing quite like gazing at your gorgeous decor and seeing a lovely monogram splashed across the surface. From phone cases to cutting boards, a little customization makes an ordinary item feel one of a kind. Merging on-trend design with unique personalization, Boatman Geller has offered eye-catching expressions to Layla Grayce for an entire decade. Learn more about Boatman Geller’s style inspirations, hopes for the future (get ready to snuggle up!), and love of classic combos in our Q&A below with founder Jane Boatman Geller and president of the Boatman Group, Greg Gellar. To…
  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Bella Notte

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    As the weather cools and leaves begin to swirl, the idea of staying in bed a few extra minutes or snuggling up with a soft throw blanket becomes quite irresistible. For nearly a decade, Layla Grayce has partnered with Bella Notte to bring effortlessly elegant, “sit down and stay a while” pieces perfectly fashioned for those cozy moments or something as simple as creating a welcoming environment. Additionally providing gorgeous vintage-inspired tabletop décor, plush pillows, baby bedding, and more, Bella Notte offers must-have collections for sophisticated rooms. To celebrate 10 amazing…
  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Newport Cottages

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    For the past decade, Newport Cottages has played a defining role in Layla Grayce’s signature look. With unexpected details and surprising pops of color, the heart put into crafting each and every piece radiates in Newport Cottages’ high end line of nursery and children’s furniture. As a family-owned company, Newport Cottages delivers handcrafted, handpicked appeal—a must for the relaxed, unique aesthetic of modern and traditional design. Learn more about the vision behind Newport Cottages in our Q&A with their Founder and CEO, Pockets Alvarez! To celebrate 10 amazing years of…
  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Pine Cone Hill

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    For nearly a decade, the fabulously cozy threads from Pine Cone Hill has kept the Layla Grayce crew working the snooze button. Providing plush sleep havens to enrich homes with timeless décor and sleepwear, these collections reinvent classic styles with a contemporary twist of prints, texture, pattern, and dreamy color. With design-driven approaches, expert quality, and a deep appreciation of life’s simple pleasures, Pine Cone Hill offers must-have pieces that stand the test of time. Get to know Annie Selke, the woman behind it all, by checking out her Q&A below! In celebration (cue…
  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Jamie Young

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    It’s no secret—we covet Jamie Young’s designs! For nearly a decade, Layla Grayce has been enchanted by the extraordinary vision, artisan flair, and couture customization comprising this eco-friendly company. Inspired by international influences, the travel-obsessed gurus at Jamie Young combine artistry and eclectic elements to form striking, swoon-worthy collections from unique lighting to craftsman furniture. Read on to learn about Jamie Young’s vision for the future and favorite moments with Layla Grayce in our exclusive Q&A! There’s no better way to celebrate Layla Grayce’s…
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • The Big Crazy Green Rug in My Living Room and Welcome Mat Winners

    Kristie Barnett
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I posted on Facebook a couple of weeks ago that I ordered a new rug online.  I was out of town on vacation last week and, even though I wasn’t ready to come home, it was exciting to know I’d get to come home to a brand new rug! That sounds so incredibly weird, but […]
  • The Green I Would Have Chosen Instead – Benjamin Moore’s 2015 Color of the Year

    Kristie Barnett
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Benjamin Moore announced their 2015 Color of the Year, Guilford Green HC-116.  It’s a perfectly nice color, and it certainly has it’s place – but not as Color of the Year.  Let me tell you why not.   When I think about a paint color that’s dubbed “Color of the Year,” I assume it would […]
  • The 3 Questions You’ve Been Asking About the Expert Psychological Staging™ Course

    Kristie Barnett
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Many of you have asked questions about the Expert Psychological Staging™ (EPS) certification course that I am offering January 29, 30, 31, 2015.  Since they seem to be versions of the same three questions, I thought I’d share the answers with you all, in case you are wondering about the same things but haven’t asked. […]
  • I’m a Rug Designer – Who Knew???

    Kristie Barnett
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’ve learned some important lessons about business and life over the last several years.  You never know what you are capable of until you try, and when someone asks me to do something I’ve never done that might actually help me grow in some way, I now say “YES.” So when Carpet One Flooring asked […]
  • How to Style Your Bookcases with HomeGoods

    Kristie Barnett
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of my clients recently moved into a new home with tons of bookcases.  She and her husband had a very limited number of books, and little more than picture frames to style the bookcases. before She wanted to get the living room pulled together before an upcoming baby shower at her home.  I knew […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Story Behind The Beds: Baron Fine Arts Masterpieces

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The focal point of my Project Design 2014 suite was the luxurious custom beds I designed, that my friend Paul Baron (no relation!) von Urban of Baron Fine Arts made. I wanted to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Reimagining The Kitchen with Waterworks Kitchen

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Every detail in a room is a chance to make it feel special and uniquely yours…and there are endless opportunities in the new Waterworks Kitchen. I’m a huge fan of their bath... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Happy Rooms: Showing Off Project Design 2014 Rooms for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I’m still in awe of the other generous designers’ beautiful and inspiring rooms for Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island! These designers have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Suite is Finished for Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island!

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all of our very generous vendors for helping make Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island so successful. Finally, the reveal!... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Get Ready! The Gala is Tonight for Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island!

    9 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Tonight is the night to reveal my bedroom suite for Project Design 2014. So many beautiful items from so many generous vendors…I couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Parisian Bathroom Inspiration

    Ann Porter, CKD
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    I stumbled across this bathroom online and I was struck by its bold graphic statement.   Then I discovered that this is a 3D rendering by Ando Studio Inc. Amazing, Right? I think knowing it is a rendering explains why the reflection in the mirror is a little funky. Their site is in Hebrew but I can read beautiful images in any language. So, if you were given this rendering, would you move forward with the construction?Filed under: Bathroom, Cabinetry, Remodeling, Style Tagged: Architectural Rendering, Bathroom design ideas, bathroom tile inspiration
  • Legrabox by Blum

    Ann Porter, CKD
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    When it comes to drawer box choices for cabinets, generally there are four choices for consumers. Blum MetaBox – a three-sided drawer with the metal sides functioning as the runners. This tired and true choice is the most economical. Melamine Box – usually a white box doweled together with a choice of runners ranging from vinyl Tandem glides, full-extension side mount glides and concealed undermount glides. The action can be standard or soft-close. Another color choice is dark gray for a European or Contemporary aesthetic. Blum TandemBox – an evolution of the MetaBox and…
  • Houzz Marketplace

    Ann Porter, CKD
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Fueling the current trend of digitizing the home-remodeling experience, Houzz has raised an impressive $165 million in a fourth round of capital, led by Sequoia Capital, one of its early backers. Houzz is using its pile of cash and its popularity with home remodelers to fuel a foray into e-commerce. In a new section of its site called Houzz Marketplace, the company will play host to a selection of bathtubs, vanities, backsplashes and other home décor items being sold by thousands of online retailers. The transactions will all take place on the Houzz site, and the company will keep a 15% cut…
  • What I’m Obsessing Over

    Ann Porter, CKD
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    I stumbled across a picture of this hanger and I thought it was a designer’s take on everyday objects modernized for hospitality use. Such as this hanger shown below from Doug Mockett that sells for $41.00. It looks cool, but it’s still just a hanger. It turns out I was completely wrong. This hanger, designed for Biomega, by Paul Crofts Studio is a bicycle hanger for the fashion conscious. “The products I have designed for Biomega are based on simple twists on everyday objects, from bike clips to a sponge to clean your bike. The design of the bike clip was to be produced from…
  • Calacatta Nuvo

    Ann Porter, CKD
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Caesarstone’s interpretation of natural Calacatta marble, Calacatta Nuvo brings you wide, elegant, cascading, grey veins on a white opaque base. Calacatta Nuvo 5131, available nationwide this fall, comes in 20mm polished slabs 56.5″ x 120.” Calacatta Nuvo makes an unforgettable impression and upgrades any interior design into a masterpiece. This latest design from Caesarstone offers the beauty of luxurious natural stone with the ease of Caesarstone care and maintenance. Its hard, nonporous surface makes Caesarstone simple to clean. In most cases, soap and water or a mild…
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    Six Different Ways

  • Quote of the Day!

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
  • Prep Your Home For Fall!

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    With the colder months coming, you can expect to spend more time indoors. This means it’s worth taking the time to add a little warmth to your space. Here’s a guide on some simple steps to coziness. 1. The more throw pillows, the better. Pillows automatically make your place more comfy to kick up your feet and relax, especially those with some texture.   2. Add some warmth by keeping a throw (or two, or three) on your couch. They’re perfect for staying cozy during movie-nights and snowstorms.   3. I’m a big fan of faux-sheepskin rugs. They immediately make…
  • Bring Some Green Into Your Workspace!

    6 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Just because summer has ended doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a green thumb. There are many visually-appealing indoor plants that require low maintenance and add a little tropical oasis to your workspace. Here are 5 of my personal favorite indoor plants. 1. Aloe Plant 2. Snake Plant 3. Jade Plant 4. Calathea 5. Kentia Palms
  • Indoor/Outdoor Utopia!

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    This striking indoor/outdoor space has it all. The elegant dropped chandelier works perfectly as a focal point indoors with surrounding exposed brick walls and a fur throw against a rustic bench. Step outside the large steel-framed door and you’ll find greenery, cobblestones, a reclaimed wooden table, and antique cafe chairs. It’s everything you could ever want in an indoor/outdoor living space!
  • D.I.Y. Throw Pillow !

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

  • 10 Awesome Exterior Design Ideas

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    When designing your home and making it your own, you can’t forget about the exterior. With a little bit of time, you can take an outdoor space from boring to “wow”, and impress guests with your ideas. Check out these 10 awesome exterior design ideas to completely transform your space and turn your home into the coolest one on the block. Fresh Paint A great exterior design starts with a fresh coat of paint. Choose outdoor paint colors that are clean yet bold to really make a statement. Try a dark hue such as charcoal for the majority of the home exterior, and then add a crisp white trim…
  • 6 Easy Tips for Getting a Winter Ready Closet

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Time passes by so quickly; winter followed by spring, summer, autumn and here comes winter ready to take over once again. This seemingly simple and unstoppable cycle of time interpreted to us as seasonal patterns continues till the end of our lives. And we try to plan our activities according to these changing patterns. So, when you know that right after the fall, winter will be here to stay for quite some time, you better gear up accordingly if you want to stay away from any trouble later on. Fact of the matter is that majority of people focus their attention on major aspects of dealing with…
  • Ideas To Decorate Kid’s Furnishings

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Children love to be kept in a lively atmosphere. To make their bedrooms livelier and more attractive for them, you have to think creatively, because young ones always catch flaws very quickly. They’re way too choosy and moody about their stuff, so make sure you’re well aware of their choices, wants, and needs, before you start off with a project. Even if you want to give them a surprise, be sure to know the type of surprise they’d like, because you never know how rapidly their minds can change. Here are a few tips that you can work on, of course with your child’s permission, to…
  • Protect Your Home with a Security Fence

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    A security fence can be a wise investment for your home or business as it not only offers protection, but it also enhances the value of your property. The increased value starts from the fact that your property is not only there to provide protection, but it also helps in adding a sort of esthetic value and appeal to your home. Your fence can be made out of different materials and have various designs which add a function and form to it. Pool fencing is that more step taken to ensure the protection of your child and the members in your house. Options to Consider There are various kinds of…
  • Remodeling Ideas to Improve your Abode

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    Living in the same house for long can be boring for everyone. Small or large renovations are a good solution to get a dream home from the old one. Renovations can begin from a single room or wall and end up with complete overhaul. As this involves a huge amount of money, so before getting started with renovation you must have a clear idea about the areas to renovate. Most people do not give a thought about how to get an effective renovation. As a result, they end up with a lot of added expenses. Renovations are done with old materials too but in this case, artistic knowledge is required. Home…
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  • trend to try: mixing design styles

    Kelly Anderson
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Gone are the days of matchy-matchy decorating and perfect, on-trend spaces. Seems like homeowners and designers alike have embraced the eclectic look of making a home comfortable by mixing styles and furnishings. This is great news for those who care about sustainability while decorating - it means that vintage decor, repurposed and re-painted furniture, wood plank walls, and glam accessories can easily fit together to create a lovely and homey space that is "on trend."viaWhile layering different styles makes a home interesting and can save big bucks in the decorating budget, do keep in mind…
  • get your entryway ready for winter

    Kelly Anderson
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Yep, I did it. I said the W word again. Sorry about that. It turned a bit chilly here this weekend and I had to dig around to find some gloves to wear on a walk around the neighborhood. Which then led me to searching for a pretty way to store scarves and gloves  where they are easily accessible in my small entryway.My solution is a large antique wooden butter bowl. Adds some interest and an organic vibe, don't you think? I also had to bring in the patio herbs, and this rosemary greets me with a subtle and lovely fragrance every time I come home.Check out this previous post for more…
  • weekend wandering: the island of Menorca, Spain

    Kelly Anderson
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    As we head into the dreaded "W" season here in Canada, I'm wishing I could replicate a home like this one to hibernate in and escape the dreary cold.OK, so maybe I can't mimic a stunning view like this, but there are some smart elements in this design that can be applied to homes anywhere to create a serene and uplifting environment.A backdrop of all white walls and netural flooring sets the stage to introduce a few colourful and personalized rugs and other textiles, which can easily and sustainably be changed up when the mood strikes.Wooden doors and window frames will always be in style,…
  • real life colour: fall harvest

    Kelly Anderson
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Hope all my fellow Canadians had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. Did your table have heaps of vivid colour from the farmer's market? This swiss chard was so fresh and magnificent it was almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
  • Gratitude

    Kelly Anderson
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Log Cabin Lounge Collection!

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Sip on a delicious hot cocoa in the warmth and serenity of a log cabin retreat. Our collection of cowhide chairs, rustic benches, and sheepskin rugs provide that classic log cabin feel, while electric fireplaces beg you and your guests to gather around as if you’re at a modern mountain hideaway. Go ahead – kick your feet up and enjoy the comfort of your rustic, cozy space.
  • Copper & Marble Dining – Get The Look!

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    This eye-catching mixed media dining area has a little of everything, yet feels cozy and warm. With a copper pendant light, marble table, wire chairs, and sheepskin throws, you couldn’t imagine these pieces would work together, but they do perfectly. Recreate the look with these key pieces. Fort Knox Pendant Light Saarinen Oval Marble Dining Table Wire Chair Single Pelt Sheepskin Rug
  • A Little Privacy, Please..

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Whether you call it the bathroom, restroom or as they say in Canada, “wash room”, most would agree, the more privacy, the better. Rather than creating an entire wall to separate the shower/sink area why not use a room divider/partition to add some stylish and functional privacy? Check out some of our room dividers & partitions! Click here to see our full selection!
  • Photo Wall Inspiration !

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Photos can generate all different types of feelings- nostalgia, hope, joy, and inspiration, just to name a few. Photo walls are a great mix of stylish decor and inspiration that works especially well on a wall of a work/studio space. They can also be used as a vision board, to gently remind you of all you want to accomplish this year. Use your creativity to customize and create your own!
  • Space Age Modern!

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1.. Blast off into a luxurious space age modern sanctuary. When you land, you’ll be greeted by a stylish sputnik ceiling lights over the tulip style dining table. After you enjoy a delicious dinner, head on over to the living room and take a seat in the classic, iconic ball chair that awaits your arrival. Check out the full Space Age Modern collection here!
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • #BlogTourCali Day 1: Orientation and #DXVStrikeAPose

    Veronika Miller
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    It’s a wrap! BlogTour Cali has come to an end, and what a wonderful tour it was. Between WestEdge Design Fair at the Barker Hangar,  traveling up the Pacific Coast Highway to Cambria and San Fransisco, and finding our zen at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara there was never a dull moment. If you happened to miss #BlogTourCali events as they were happening on social media, this is your chance to reminisce with us as we take a look back at our tour of the West coast. All photography by Chasen West  BlogTour Cali orientation was held at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. It doesn’t…
  • Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards: Modenus’s Favorite Outdoor Nominees

    Veronika Miller
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Preparations for Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards are underway, as votes are being placed to decide the best interior design products of 2014. The categories range from furniture to fixtures, appliances to flooring, and cabinetry to accessories, providing a variety of stunning products from which to choose. Voting is open until October 17, so don’t miss your chance to choose your favorite products and follow along to see our favorites in each category leading up to the final day of voting. Here’s a peek at our favorite outdoor product nominees: 1. Dekton by…
  • Dining. Giving. Living. Meet Ambiente Frankfurt

    Veronika Miller
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    We are thrilled to announce our newest media partnership with one of the most important trade shows in the world. From February 13 to 17, 2015, Ambiente Frankfurt will be hosting US based designers and artisans as part of their annual partner country program in collaboration with New York based design superstar Scott Henderson and Modenus will be there to cover the show together with a carefully selected BlogTour team. Ambiente Frankfurt draws over 140,000 visitors annually with product offerings from over 4700 exhibitors from 90 countries The show consists of three major segments, Dining,…

    Veronika Miller
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Interior Design’s BoY Awards are just around the corner and voting ends on October 17th! There’s still time to vote, so be sure to visit Interior Design’s BoY Product Voting page for a chance to see your favorite products named Best of Year on Thursday, December 4th in New York City. After browsing Interior Design’s BoY nominees, we have selected several stunning products from each category that capture the spotlight. Our favorite nominees for Interior Design’s Best of Year Dining are… 1. Salvatore Farm Table Cliff Young 2. Tracks Bonaldo 3. Cumberland…
  • The grand tour of Decorex London – Part 3

    Veronika Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Our third segment of highlights from Decorex brings our tour of all things beautiful at this grand show to an end, at least in terms of actual show coverage. Please check back often for more stand out British Design as we focus on trends from the Fair Green Isle this holiday season. For now, however, please sit back and enjoy Part 1, Part 2 and the gorgeous designs we’ve selected for you below. As ever, all image credit goes to Chasen West Photography. Speaking of holiday season, some of these may be just the thing. While home theaters and ‘man caves’ (ugh did we just use that term)…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Color of the Year: Using Purple Hues for Fall

    Linnore Gonzales
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The enticing harmony of purple, pink and fuchsia undertones have made Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, a huge success since its announcement in January. But now that fall is here, many people are asking can I still utilize the captivating purple hues? Then answer is of course! And not just as an ever popular fall wedding theme either. Purple is the perfect addition to your home’s décor. Shades of purple are attractive during fall months because they are already a perfect match for traditional fall colors. From various oranges and browns to mustard yellow and rust red, purple…
  • What’s Your Fall Color Personality?

    Linnore Gonzales
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Cool fall days mark a wonderful time to refresh your home with new colors. But which colors should you choose? With the help of Pantone’s fall color report, we have put together some fresh fall color ideas that are not only stylish, but are designed to define your personality. Keep reading to discover which trending fall colors will complement your personality for the perfect home décor that is incredibly you. Nurturing Neutrals Nurturers are known to be quiet, kind and conscientious. They are dependable and follow through on what they commit to while typically putting the needs of others…
  • Love Fall: 10 Reasons to Welcome the Changing Season with Open Arms

    Linnore Gonzales
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Whether you openly embrace the season or spend your time longing for the return of summer, we have found 10 reasons why you should totally love fall. 1. Love neutral? Focus on texture and shape If colorless design is your frame of passion, then you are in luck. One popular fall trend embraces visual interest without turning to bright hues. Layering white on white and other neutrals is fresh, attractive and fairly unexpected for fall style. This French Country inspired bedroom layers neutrals for a completely comfortable space that radiates warmth and genuine luxury.  Who’s ready to…
  • Prepare for Autumn Nights with Warming Accessories

    Linnore Gonzales
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Summer has quietly slipped away and it’s time to adorn your home with accessories that will instill lasting warmth and comfort throughout the cool autumn nights. Try these simple touches that will create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy fall. Add layers to any room From your bedroom to the family room, start adding layers. You will visually create comfortable interest in any space and physically add warmth. Start by cozying up your floors. Layering area rugs is a simple way to add color and texture. Photo: Houzz Photo: Houzz For warmth in the bedroom, store the summer quilt and pull out the…
  • Fall Fireplaces that Bring a Stylish Glow

    Linnore Gonzales
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The cool days of fall are upon us and with them comes the desire for radiating warmth from a beautiful fireplace. From living and dining rooms to cozy bedrooms, any space can say “fall style.” A fireplace is inviting. It’s comforting. It’s chic. Let’s take a look at some ways a fireplace can contribute to your home’s fall design. A Complement to Sophisticated Living Rooms Perhaps the most traditional location for a fireplace is in the living room or family room – a space where you spend a significant amount of time gathering with friends and family. You will find the fireplace…
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    Girly Modern

  • Moxie Files: Jenna Lyons

    Melanie Coddington
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Hello faithful readers!  So motherhood.  My lack of blogging certainly hasn’t implied a radio silence in my life. Just the opposite.  It’s been packed to the brim with bleary eyed feedings, heartbreaking tenderness and, believe it or not, tons of inspiration.  I’ve been parenting, working, and feeling infused with energy from my latest Moxie File discovery:  Jenna Lyons.  You may remember a few of my other Moxie File inspirations such as the Olsen twins and Daphne Guinness.  They are powerhouses of fashion, decor, and unflappable flair. When I’m feeling drained or blocked of…
  • San Francisco Decorator’s Showcase Reveal

    Melanie Coddington
    14 May 2014 | 9:23 pm
    The Coddington Design team and I have been planning, designing, and panicking over our San Francisco Decorator Showcase room since early February. With the hectic atmosphere of a major showcase, my goal was to create a calming space with a sense of relaxed beauty that would renew any guest who stopped by.  As you can see from the before shots, we had our work cut out for us. From the peeling wallpaper to the creepy vines, we needed to work some magic.  We started with sketches, a photo-realistic rendering, and a huge spark of creativity.  We are really excited to show you our finished…
  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014- Behind the Scenes with Melanie

    Melanie Coddington
    2 May 2014 | 6:22 am
    To be honest, when I first saw the guest room I designed for this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase it was not love at first sight. As my junior designer, Adrienne, and I toured the house (with my two month old son napping alongside us) we cruised right by it thinking to ourselves “nope, way too large.”  I’ve been juggling the new role of motherhood along with a full caseload of clients and my goal was to find a smaller, more manageable space.  I was aiming to keep my time in check but also to preserve my budget investment. When it comes to showcases, a big room requires a big…
  • Moving into Modern: The Nursery

    Melanie Coddington
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Dear Reader(s), Here I am!  Thank you so much for sticking with me through my lackadaisical blogging.  While my love for design is as strong as ever, the latest addition to my life has a monopoly on my free time (hence the nursery post!).  I post more frequently on Facebook so be sure to catch up with us there.  If you are new to the blog, check out my post on my Girly Modern Cottage or my project for the Anchor Distillery Tasting Room to get a sense of things I love. xoxo Melanie Moving into Modern: The Nursery We are having a bit of a baby boom here at Coddington Design!  My senior…
  • Moving Into Modern: How I Remodeled My Kitchen in Six Weeks

    Melanie Coddington
    15 Dec 2013 | 7:52 pm
    After Before Ready for some radical honesty?  My remodel is taking longer than expected and costing more than I planned. Despite bringing my heavyweight design skills, my professionally developed bossy demeanor, and my blatant obsession for interiors, I was simply not prepared for the level of detail management, scheduling, planning and general sense of mid-level panic that accompanied this project.  This is quite typical and what everyone tells you to expect, but I kept telling myself certainly my remodel will be different. Kitchens are the heart of a home and one of my favorite rooms to…
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  • recognized as #4 in Philadelphia 100!

    Holly La Porte
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am has been recognized as Philadelphia 100’s 4th fastest growing, privately held company in the Greater Philadelphia region.  With 1291% growth between 2011 and 2013, attributes its success to four things: a great domain, pride in site design, a
  • NFL Energy Awareness

    Holly La Porte
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    October is not only a time when the NFL football season swings into full gear, but also National Energy Awareness Month. There are actually significant parallels between the two, as more and more NFL teams have taken important strides in energy conservation within
  • A Bedroom Makeover for a Special Military Spouse

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

    Holly La Porte
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
      Last fall, the team at 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

    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
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    Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal

  • Wednesday Wishlist: Contemporary Moroccan Rug

    Samantha Burgoon
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! This week’s Wednesday Wishlist piece is a Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Contemporary Moroccan Rug appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • More than Rugs: Nazmiyal’s Antique Garments Collection

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    In addition to the Nazmiyal Collection’s extensive assortment of antique rugs and vintage carpets, we also stock an impressive array of antique textiles from around the world. Some of our most interesting textile pieces are our antique garments; the rich histories of which combine the realms of fine art, fashion, and artisanal craft. In today’s post, we Read More... The post More than Rugs: Nazmiyal’s Antique Garments Collection appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Heriz Rug

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! Antique Persian Heriz Rug #48005, circa 1920 Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Heriz Rug appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Red Berber Moroccan Rug

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug – Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! This week’s Wednesday Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Red Berber Moroccan Rug appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Dutch Rug featuring a Corneille Design

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    This week, we showcase a vintage Dutch rug featuring a design by the artist Corneille. Vintage Dutch Rug – Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Dutch Rug featuring a Corneille Design appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Nuclear Families Seeking Brilliance in House Plans?

    Architects Bangalore
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    Are you living in a nuclear family?And are you hunting for an efficient house plan, a plan that could be affordable? #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore With today’s cost-cutting economy, affordable and small duplex home plans are in vogue. Although they are typically less than 1,800 square feet, they offer comfort and promote efficient living. Plus, they are practical and proficient too. Here is Continue Reading The post Nuclear Families Seeking Brilliance in House Plans? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Vastu: 5 Tips When Planning Your Modern House

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

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

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

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

  • 7 Traditional Coastal Bathrooms -All in the same Home

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This huge vacation home by Creative Touch Interiors has 7 traditional coastal bathrooms to adore! The home has two master suites, a tropical guest suite, a nautical guest suite, media guest suite, and a life's a beach suite, plus this cute coastal powder room with a punch of blue and red coral. Master suite one. I love the inbuilt shelves and the large tub surround that allows for candles to
  • How to Decorate Jar Lids with a Coastal Beach Theme

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I pretty much love everything coastal beach jar-ish. From decoupaged jars to jar lanterns (see links to related posts at the end), and this is a whole new twist. Glue toys and mini starfish (or shells) on jar lids and spray paint them! I love the look of these sea life jars. They're quite elegant after being spray painted gold. I can think of many uses for them. My favorite would be to store
  • 13 Out of this World Rooms that Take you Under the Sea

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    These rooms are out of this world -they all take you into the deep, under the sea! Some of these under the sea rooms are probably not what you would ever consider doing (or should attempt in your home), while others just might inspire an idea or two. So dive on in! To really get the feeling of being under the sea, the walls need to be transformed. You see everything from a simple paint job,
  • Creative Ikea Malma Mirror Hacks with Shells, Driftwood & Seaglass

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ikea's wide frame Malma Mirrors ($1.99) have a great surface to attach shells, driftwood, and seaglass. I tried my hand on this too. Take a look! A minimal but beautiful design for a Malma seashell mirror via iVillage. Gorgeous Ikea mirror makeover via Beachwood Place. This Ikea Malma mirror hack is done with Sanibel Shells! Via Pinterest. I'm loving the Ikea Driftwood Mirror. So simple and
  • Mixing Nautical & Coastal Pastels in a California Home

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I featured Carol's Darling California Cottage on Beach Bliss Living, now I'm giving you a peek into a home in her Ventura neighborhood that she showcased on her blog Art and Sand. The exterior of the home reminds me of New England. The style of the home is a mix of Classic Nautical and soft coastal pastel colors and patterns. You see nautical pieces throughout the house like the Oar Coat
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    BLOG - DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

  • How To Decorate Your Mantel - Tips, Decor Recs, & Inspiration Included!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    With all the ideas, tutorials, and how to guides on how to decorate your mantel that are being shared around the web lately, that can only mean one thing:Mantel decorating lollapalooza season is in full swing! More often than not, what I see out on the web, on Pinterest, etc. is overdone and too tricked-out. Mantels are loaded down with decor and bursting with all sorts of stuff, like art, greenery, candles, vases, and tchochkes. For some wild reason, everything under the sun somehow winds up sitting atop that mantel!BOOM. See how the mantel to the left is loaded down with decor and…
  • An Empty-Nester Transforms Her Son's Old Bedroom Into A Masculine Guestroom

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    My son is now a grown young man.He has a full-time career and a cool condo down in urban Houston that’s close to all the great nightspots and restaurants.I believe it’s safe to say that he’s never going to come back home to live in his old bedroom again. Even if he did, though, he probably wouldn’t want it still adorned with shelves containing stacks of his high school textbooks, mementos, and his outdated collection of video gaming devices and games.Actually, now that I think about it, I don’t think he’s been up to his old room in over a year. RELATED: Your Lil' Girl's Last…
  • Long, Skinny Pillows Are On-Trend, But Not-in-Stock Anywhere! Here's How To Get Some...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Have you noticed this trend in decorating?Designers are using unusually long, skinny pillows these days for an accent.For a room needing some punch, or if you need to fill out a long sofa or king-sized bed, the shapes of a long, skinny pillow do the job perfectly.Nothing says “custom-made” like an unusually shaped pillow.You can’t buy custom-made at Target, Home Goods, Pottery Barn, or Pier One — at least not in down, in a rich, luxurious fabric, in just the color you want with a hidden zipper in the bottom so you can take it apart and have it cleaned!No — those perks are only…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DesignRefresh

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Fall is in full swing! And, here at the DESIGNED studio, we are up to our eyeballs in fabrics, drawings, and goods that are coming in for installations.We’re moving into the final stretch of a lot of our jobs that we'll be finishing before the end of the year. Lots of photo shoots are coming up, so look for some new projects to check out over the next few months!Some of the delicious stuff we’ve been working on includes:A Zen, accessible bathroom remodel; a European-styled makeover for a home I worked on about 8-10 years ago (you won’t believe the transformation! ;-); a fabulous…
  • The Best Business Advice You'll Receive All Day: Never Negotiate Pricing. Here's Why...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    My yardman: I’ve spoken of him here on DESIGNED before.He’s honest, dependable, thorough, does quality work, is a really great salesman, and an absolute gentleman.One thing I’ve learned from him:Never drop your prices. RELATED: I Want To Tell You About My Yard Guy: He's Something Special. Here's Why... My first article about him...It was about how he began his landscape maintenance business, and how it was the most expensive one here in my neighborhood. When I started using him, my neighbors all paid less for their to have their yards done.However, when you want a job done right — and…
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  • High Point Market Highlights – Fall 2014

    The Home
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    If you’re curious to see some of the fun finds from this fall’s High Point market, these video highlights will give you an insider look.  Industry expert and trend forecaster, Ellen Gefen, sums up some of the most popular showrooms to visit, as well as some fabulous new introductions found this fall. Watch this three-part video series! #hpmkt - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • Music To My Ears: Musical Influences in Home Furnishings

    The Home
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    With Market coming up, I always enjoy hitting up “Pre-Market” for a sneak peek and to share the latest trends. Musical influences surely captured my attention and I have to say, I love it! Collections from Pulaski, Hooker Furniture, and SYMBOL Audio all exhibited this musical mantra. Rhythm and Home is Pulaski’s new collection, which was inspired by jazz guitarist Matt Marshak. This table can serve as a bedside table or side table. Inspired by the silhouette of an amp, it actually plays music and has a hidden drawer! These are great for relaxing while listening to music; it just lets…
  • Best Dressed: How to Style Your Guest Room

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

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

    The Home
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    No one wants to sit on their patio and look at a boring garden landscape. Traditional landscaping and gardening is like, so five years ago. Now, gardeners are ready to break out of the box (or pot) and get innovative with their landscape design. The trend of having “showpieces” within their flowery paradise is gaining momentum, and here are some unique gardening ideas to help get you on the right path to creating a garden worth showing and telling about on Pinterest. Take a chair you were just going to throw out and make it into a beautiful garden conversation piece: Via Oscar Mora That…
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  • You THINK you can’t make money with Facebook? Let’s take this outside.

    Lynne Knowlton
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
        Whoop whoop wham whoomph!  Let’s duke this out.  Are you hearing that you can’t earn moola with Facebook?  I’m calling bullshit.  That whole giddy up about Facebook being useless for advertising is exactly that.  Useless information. Here’s the truth:  … Read More!
  • 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!
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    the modern sybarite

  • paint design ideas from the pros

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Paint design ideas from the pros are a collection of quotes I’ve saved over time that focus on painting an interior.   For the past six or seven months, I’ve posted different secrets of the interior design trade which can help … Continue reading →This post paint design ideas from the pros first appeared on
  • portuguese royal palaces – pena palace, sintra

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    A few months back I introduced you to one of the great Portuguese royal palaces, the Ajuda Palace, located in the verdant suburbs of Lisbon. Today, as I yearn for the dog days of summer, I’m doing as the Portuguese royals … Continue reading →This post portuguese royal palaces – pena palace, sintra first appeared on
  • stylish folding chairs for the home

    8 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Finding chic and stylish folding chairs might seem like a quest for the Holy Grail: nigh on impossible to accomplish!  We all grew up with the ubiquitous folding chairs; they were the go to for school assemblies, extended family lunches … Continue reading →This post stylish folding chairs for the home first appeared on
  • leleu furniture – the postwar years

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Leleu furniture has been at the pinnacle of good taste since the 1920s when it became synonymous with the exquisite sophistication of the Art Deco movement. The atelier was founded by Jules Leleu (1883-1961), a French provincial furniture designer who … Continue reading →This post leleu furniture – the postwar years first appeared on
  • remarkable decorative trays anybody?

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

  • Comfort for Serious Gamers

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Photo credit: Gaming has come a long way in a short amount of time. Whether you are an avid online poker player, a console gamer or a PC enthusiast, your body takes a toll after sitting in some of the terrible chairs you probably have in your apartment. If you have experienced numbness in your extremities, lower back pain or the all-too-familiar hunch back of Notre Dame symptom, it may be time to start searching for a gaming chair. These chairs not only cradle your all-important skeletal frame, but can also offer some amazing features to get you rocking while playing your…
  • Ocean inspired interior design

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    We’ve all had those moments when the sun hangs heavy and low by the horizon on the last day of a beautiful vacation. Why do we have to go home? Couldn’t it just go on forever? It may not be practical to give up the day job or abandon friends and family to begin a new life on some remote shore, but with ocean themed interior décor you can bring a piece of that dream vacation home with you. The beach house dream Photo credit: Living in a beach house is some peoples’ idea of paradise. An airy, relaxing space where the cry of the gulls wakes you in the morning and the soft…
  • Know when to call the landlord with a plumbing emergency

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    Photo credot: – Alice Renting an apartment, whether in a large city or in suburban sprawl, comes with responsibility; not only to maintain a positive rental history, but to avoid larger complications that can get in the way of work, or play. Some of this responsibility rests with you, the tenant, and some of it will necessitate your landlord’s involvement. For tenants, the rule of thumb is; “If it’s in the wall, think before you try DIY.” This includes electricity and plumbing. Most tenants are hesitant about electrical outlets, switches and breakers and will call the…
  • Five simple steps to keep your apartment tidy and clean

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Living on your own means you can walk around in your underwear, drink orange juice straight from the carton, and stay up as late as you want without annoying any roommates or family members. Unfortunately, it also means you have to do all of the cleaning too. Your mom’s not there to do your laundry, and you don’t have any roommates to wash the dishes that you used while cooking dinner. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep your apartment clean with these five tips. 1. Set a Date and Time Each Week for Cleaning Image via Flickr by Travis S. There are a few light chores that need to…
  • As Provided — Getting the Best Deals on Your Internet Package

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    Image by Ministerio TC Colombia, used under Creative Commons license. The Internet is now an essential part of everyday life and most of us at home are connected. But if you’re still looking to implement home broadband there are a few issues to consider that can make a difference to the price you pay. Where your apartment is located and, more importantly, the number of people in your apartment using the Internet should be taken into account when it comes to getting your Internet at a good price with the best broadband deals and the right provider. One connection, many people The amount of…
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  • Lucite pop art 80s clock

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Here is an interesting 6” tall by 4-1/4” wide by 1-7/8” deep table, desk, or shelf clock.  The mechanism is tucked behind the back of a bent piece of opaque off white, uniformly colored Lucite (acrylic).  Takes a single AA battery. The hands are made of metal, the hour hand is in red, the minute hand is in yellow.  The seconds are indicated by a black and blue disc that turns.  Set off from the base by just under an inch via four metal prongs is a 1/8" thick, transparent Lucite square (4 1/4" by 4 1/4") that is screened on the back in white with a very…
  • white Kartell waste bin

    8 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    This waste bin, though not in the best condition, is suited for kitchen, bathroom, or garage.  While it is marked Kartell on the bottom there is no marking to indicate a model number or designer.  It is definitely a rare item (I have heard this was designed by Olaf von Bohr, but have not been able to confirm).  It is entirely plastic in construction and has a foot pedal mechanism that tips the bin forward while simultaneously opening the lid.   
  • 4676 Portariviste | Giotto Stoppino | Kartell, Italy | 1972 | UPDATE

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

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

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

  • LED Mirrors!

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we would like to share with you this new company - Artganiks!  They create amazing custom mirrors with LED lights behind or inside the mirror.  We would like to share with you a few of our favorites! Below are a pair of mirrors with an inset LED light strip going around all four sides of each mirror.  The light that this mirror would provide that shines directly on the users face would astound you!  Having the light directly at face level would make such a difference in clear visibility, especially when someone is perhaps putting on makeup!  We used one like this for a client in…
  • The Kemble Inn

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    To unwind, my husband Ross and I took a drive north to the Berkshires and spent time at Canyon Ranch with my sorority sister and her husband.  What a great day we had there!  It was a great way to relax, be healthy, work out and have a fantastic massage and spend quality time with a woman who I lived with for two years at Syracuse.  Would you believe our room was called The Closet?  I can attest to this and the fact that it was no bigger than my present walk-in closet.  How did we do it? I love staying at Bed and Breakfasts as they make me feel like I am truly experiencing New…
  • Spotlight on Arclinea

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    After a fabulous ASID NY Metro Chapter Annual Meeting a few weeks back, we attended the reception that was held at the beautiful Arclinea showroom in NYC. Arclinea New York Showroom Located next door to Hafele, on 26th Street off Madison Avenue, we were met with jaw dropping designs as we entered this long and narrow space full of dream kitchen after dream kitchen. Arclinea New York Showroom We are in love with the kitchen below!  Stunning!  And we love the open storage on the side which really makes access to cookbooks and other items easy breezy! Arclinea New York Showroom Arclinea…
  • New Arrivals for the Kavante Furniture Collection!

    12 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Kavante is a furniture collection with a wide variety of unique pieces.  The designer behind the line, Kim Kavante is a colleague and fellow ASID Member and Industry Partner.  She is amazing!  Today we would like to share with you a few of our favorites. The first is the Supai Credenza.  We love the faceted face of each door done in a high gloss white lacquer with an African walnut frame.  The polished steel legs and handles add a great finishing touch on this piece.  Especially clever is the way in which the legs and handles meet to create a clean line.  Design genius! Kavante Supai…
  • Spotlight on Old Barn Wood Co.

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we are featuring an innovative firm - Old Barn Wood Co.  They dismantle old barns that are beyond repair/falling down and reclaim and sell the wood to be reused in current projects.  This is a way to reuse and re-purpose wood that would otherwise be tossed. The sheer age and character of the wood can add such a special and unique element to a space.  There are so many uses for this incredibly beautiful barn board.  Below is an out of the box application.  The wood is used to create an accent wall in a living room.  This adds such depth and character to the space! Old Barn Wood…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • The iPhone6 … and Tech Trends

    Courtney Price
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Technology Trends- and how smart phones are shifting from passive to active participants in your life: Related posts: Intuitive Nest Thermostats Are We Tired of Cord and Remote Control Clutter? Cyber Safety Tips
  • How to Set an Artful Table- Entertaining Advice From An Expert

    Courtney Price
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Wow your guests with an artful table- advice from an entertaining expert Related posts: Pedro Friedeberg Art Traditional Home Hosts – Is Your Bar Ready for Entertaining?
  • Tompkins Lloyd Interiors

    Courtney Price
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Julie Lloyd and Clair Tompkins show you how design is done in Dallas: Related posts: Modern Luxury Interiors Texas – Net Worker Interiors Now Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors
  • Sherle Wagner for Luxury Bath

    Courtney Price
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    True Luxury derives enjoyment from everyday experiences... Related posts: Sherle Wagner, Yes Please! We Are Talking Bath Trends at Huff Post Home! Hostess Gifts: Bath Products
  • Burrata on Toast

    Courtney Price
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Next time you are planning what to grill, factor in an appetizer to snack on while you grill- this burrata on sourdough is delicious~ Related posts: Watermelon Salad Keeping Bread Fresh Compound Butter
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    Inhabit Blog

  • Running a Home Business: Don’t Forget These Points

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Running your very own small business from the comfort of your own home is the dream for many people. No boss, no office politics and no commute. It’s much easier to set up now than it ever used to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 Apps To Help You Go Green

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    From losing weight to organizing finances, there’s a huge selection of apps available to make life easier. But did you know there are also a host of apps that can help you become more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Decorating for Fall on a Budget

    10 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Fall is a time of year that many people look forward to and enjoy, thanks to its warm days and cool nights, the beauty of the leaves changing on the trees and falling to the ground, and the sweet... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Will a New Kitchen Help Your Home Sell?

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Are there no buyers coming for your home? Do buyers disappear after viewings without even muting the possibility of an offer? It may be time to have a look at the kitchen. In the property market of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Infuse Smartness into Your Office Decor with Wall Murals

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Murals are rapidly surfacing as the way forward when it comes to decorating your office spaces. Murals are an attractive and pleasant alternative to drab wallpaper and decorations, and provide a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Unique Loft With Distinction And Style

    Melina Divani
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Spacious living, contrasting colors, plush furnishings, and modernistic style are what make this loft style home by PROforma, exceptional. The matchless design of this home begins in the living room. The easy use of color like the rich royal purple sofa that contrasts with egg-yolk yellow hued pillows, a light lilac winged-back chair and muted grey accent rug with a geometric design is somewhat reminiscent of the 60s but manages to fashion a post millennium décor. White walls and ceiling with brick exposure adds a special, warm touch to the room. It’s all sleekly put together to create a…
  • Amazing Greek Interior Design Ideas (40 Images)

    Melina Divani
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    What is the first thought that comes to your mind on hearing “Greece”? Let me guess.. sun, sea, Santorini, maybe Mykonos. What about the Greek interior design? I just saw these photos of Greek home interiors on HAUFEN, a great company that makes traditional wooden windows and it would be a shame not to share these beauties with you. Chromatically inspired by nature and rooted in simplicity and openness, Greek traditional interior design is a glorious example of less is more. When looking to create a traditional Greek-inspired style of home decor it is essential to draw on…
  • A Polish Romanticized Version of Shabby Chic

    Melina Divani
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Designed by Anna Olga Chmielewska, the interior design of this small yet picture-perfect detached cottage nestled among apple trees in the Polish countryside can be best defined as a crowning romanticized version of shabby chic. The perfectly balanced decor weaves together optimum functionality with exquisite taste and enviable style. Clean lines, natural materials and colors highlighting that nature is home decor most special friend are the norm with this superb Polish home. A sublimely composed interplay between the outdoor space and the interior space is an illustrious homage to natural,…
  • Beautifully Balanced Contrast

    Melina Divani
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:19 pm
    This is the home where the opposites come together in a beautiful yet elegant manner. Everything from the furniture to the spaces come together so well that it creates a whole world of difference in terms of look. There are different kind of chairs which come from different eras. These have been arranged to play together by arranging them in a carefully selected range of colors such as gray, black, white and brown in addition to a few pink and reddish shades. This brings a surprisingly good look to the home in addition to an interesting balance of tension. The benefits of this style is that…
  • 5 Ideas To Help You Create Your Living Room Style

    Melina Divani
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    Coming up with a design for your living room can seem like a bit of a challenge for you. There are times when you need a color palette but don’t seem to get it right. In the next couple of paragraphs, we are going to take a look at 5 living room styles that can be a jump-start to creating your own personalized style. To start us off, the palette that you use matters a lot in the final result. The color scheme you decide on should be balanced and with all the right complementary colors. Outlines that are in a different color bring a clean look to the house. Textures also add some jazz to…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • The Most Exciting and Exclusive Private clubs for a cocktail

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Nowadays, the world’s top millionaires do not settle for just another beach house, a couple of condos, a castle in Europe, and a private aircraft collection that could easily outshine an airport. Not anymore! This newest niche settled a trend, which is joining a private club and taking the lifestyle concept one step further. Interestingly enough, some of the most expensive and exclusive membership-only clubs are based in USA, but around the world you’ll find more private clubs that you ever thought their existence! Thinking in your deepest travel and lifestyle desires, BRABBU shares…
  • Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Fashion industry lost one of its true legends, Oscar de la Renta—one of the most iconic designers of our time—passed away yesterday at 82. The Dominican-born fashion designer, the “sultan of suave” became famous in the 1960s for dressing Jackie Kennedy, later dressing several other First Ladies, including Hillary Clinton and most recently Michelle Obama, and Hollywood celebrities. The “Guru of Glamour,” was the first American to become the top designer of a French fashion house. As head of Paris-based Balmain for 10 years and for his own label, de la Renta produced evening gowns…
  • First look at High Point Market Style Spotters Fall 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    High Point Market started even before its official oppening…we talk about one month earlier! Around world, furniture design fans gathered on social networks to make their own predictions and preview about how this Fall Market would be regarding to Style Spotters trends. Some details were considered to establish “Fall 2014 New Products” label. Texture to create dramatic visual impact; silhouette to emphasize shapes; traditional techniques in handmade design furniture detail; minimalist and mid-century modern llighting and highlights in neutral colors…and bold colors for…
  • BRABBU introduces you Meredith Heron, HPMarket Style Spotter

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    And here we are once again to bring you the latest High Point Market news! 21st of October , day 4 at North Carolina’s trade show! For the last 4 days, BRABBU has giving you a quick reviews about Style Spotters, and today BRABBU introduces you Meredith Heron. Meredith Heron is an eclectic Interior Designer with an obsession: Color. She creates rooms with that glamorous, feminine and familiar sensation through the combination of layered hues with patterns and textures. “I see myself as a storyteller. Clients hire me to write their biographies but instead of words i use fabrics,…
  • BRABBU Introduce you Nicole Gibbons, HPMarket Style Spotter

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Are you ready to know one more High Point Market‘s Style Spotter? Today, BRABBU introduce you Nicole Gibbons! Nicole Gibbons is an interior designer featured in top media outlets, who shares decorating tips on her So Haute blog. She shows how she fearlessly mixes color, pattern and texture in ways that thrill. Nicole actually never thought about having a career as a designer, but always maintained an interest in interior design. Truth is she has a lifelong passion for design coupled with a fun, unpretentious approach to decorating and a strong media presence. Because of that, in early…
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • What’s New? Pendant Lights to Love

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Thinking about updating your interior spaces for the holidays? Do those updates include light fixtures? As you may already know, here at Arcadian Home we’re always thinking about lighting. We couldn’t resist the temptation to share some of our new pendant lights with you today. These gorgeous designs are suitable for every room, including the entryway, kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom and bath. It was difficult to choose just a few from among so many beautiful new arrivals, but we finally chose the following: A caged pendant light of an entirely different sort, the Cesto…
  • Decor Inspiration: Livable Spaces

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    What makes a home livable for you? Great functionality? Color? Comfortable furnishings? Beautiful decorative accessories? Perhaps it’s all of those elements merged into one amazing design. Today’s post features spaces that we think are very livable for a variety of reasons. We hope you’ll take a look and see what you think. Please enjoy! Open and airy, this light-filled living space is multi-functional and brought to life with pops of bold red, Would this home be livable for you? For those who love an eclectic environment, this vintage home with a lovely retro look would do…
  • Bold Decor: Pops & Splashes of Orange

    9 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Fall foliage can be stunning, as trees turn from green to brilliant color combinations including an amazing array of orange hues. Naturally our thoughts have turned to orange for inspiration in home decor projects. Last week’s post here at Arcadian Home Blog was entitled “8 Ways to Decorate with Orange.” Today, we’re excited to share some of our home decor accessories that can bring pops and splashes orange into autumn-inspired interior spaces. Enjoy! via This color-infused bedroom is awash in bold color that could have come straight from nature’s changing of the…
  • 8 Ways to Decorate with Orange

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    At once vibrant, bold and bright, orange can bring a warm and cozy, inviting look to home decor. From the front door to the bath, orange’s many brilliant hues can infuse interior and exterior spaces with a happy vibe. Here are some of our favorite ways to bring orange home: This brilliant orange front door is spectacular with brass hardware. Welcome to my house! Bold and beautiful, a white staircase gets an orange makeover in a big way with this fiery color running up the steps. Repeating the vibrant hue as a stripe just above the baseboard means double visual impact. This living room…
  • Decor for Boys: Colorful Decorative Accessories

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    A garden is a peaceful and restorative place, whether it consists of a few square feet of patio space or […] The post 5 Garden Landscaping Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank appeared first on Founterior.
  • Octobor 31st Ideas for Kids Entertainment

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

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

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

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    There are many ways to style your home and one of them is to use shelves. They are great because […] The post Great Ideas for Black, White, Glass and Corner Wall Shelves appeared first on Founterior.
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  • Which comes first: the chicken or the egg? – A redecorating plan

    Wendy Weinert
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:58 am
    It’s inevitable. You find a stunning new couch or lamp online, but when it arrives at your door you realize it doesn’t go with your current room! So you start redecorating, picking out paint colors and rearranging furniture. Now hold up! Before you get too carried away, be sure to follow our redecorating plan so you aren’t stuck in the same situation and forced to redecorate once more. 1. Decide on a style  In order for a room to come together, it’s essential that you redecorate it with a specific style in mind. Choose a style that complements your favorite new piece of furniture. Or…
  • Perk up your home’s style with these 10 easy pick-me-up ideas

    Wendy Weinert
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    We all need a pick-me-up now and then to feel energized, refreshed or to put us in a better mood. Some people turn to coffee, while others might prefer a sugary treat (I personally love both). You might not know it, but your home could probably use a pick-me-up, too. When your space is lacking in energy or just needs a small change to feel different, consider these 10 simple solutions. 1. Use a rug to add color or warmth. A rug is a simple way to prevent a room from feeling bare. 2. If you already have a rug, try layering the look. Layered rugs can give your home a designer look, and…
  • Fall DIY projects: Winterizing your home

    Wendy Weinert
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    As they say on the popular TV show Game of Thrones, winter is coming. Before the snow falls and the freezing temperatures begin, tackle these seven DIY projects to winterize your home and prepare for the colder season. 1. Clean the gutters Photo credit: HGTV In the fall, leaves and other debris often fill up gutters, causing them to become clogged. Prevent your home from becoming damaged by regularly inspecting and cleaning your gutters this season. 2. Put away your outdoor furniture You can still enjoy your outdoor patio in the fall, but pay attention to the changes in temperature and the…
  • How to accessorize with metallics

    Wendy Weinert
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    A touch of shimmer and shine can go a long way when decorating a room. For me, the best way to get that right amount of glam without overdoing it is by accessorizing with metallics. When paired with the right furniture and decor, metals like gold, silver and bronze can make a room look dazzling and comfortable at the same time. Here are my three basic rules for accessorizing with metallics. Rule #1 Don’t be afraid to mix it up! Photo credit: Popsugar In the past, the rule was to pick one metal for each room. That rule no longer applies, and designers are even starting to create light…
  • 7 considerations when choosing colors for your home

    Wendy Weinert
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    If you’re redecorating your home or starting from scratch, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make for each room is the color scheme. The colors you choose can have a huge influence on the end result, so it’s good to feel confident with every purchase you decide to make. To choose colors you’ll love (and continue to love), let these seven considerations be your guide throughout the decorating process. 1. Light:  Photo Credit: BuzzFeed That paint color might look great online, but will it look as good in your home with the lighting you have? Try getting…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    As the year winds down and the air gradually gets colder, we’re reminded that it’s time to prepare our homes for the upcoming winter months. Granite Transformations has compiled a checklist of essential tips to guide you through a smooth transition to winter. Clean Out Your Gutters: Once the autumn leaves have fallen, clean them and all other debris from your gutters either by hand, scraper or spatula, and then hose them out completely with a good rinse. Check for any leaks or misaligned pipes and make sure the downspouts are carrying water away from your foundation. Having clean gutters…
  • Fun Halloween Ideas To Add Spook And Sparkle To Your Home

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Fall is in the air and that means Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you go all out and decorate your house from top to bottom, or enjoy the simple pleasures of carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating with the kids, Halloween has been known as the unofficial start of the holiday season. Here are some fun and easy Halloween decorating ideas to bring some spook and sparkle to the inside and outside of your home: Pumpkin Balloons All you need is your favorite fall-colored balloons, a permanent marker, fun geometric shapes and a spooky imagination. You blow up the balloons, draw faces…
  • Keep Your Jewelry Appraisals Up-To-Date to Save Money!

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    In today’s market, keeping your jewelry appraisals up-to-date on your insurance policy can save you money in the case of an unfortunate event. More than $1 billion in jewelry is lost or stolen in the United States every year. A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported that 59% of consumers have not compiled a list or inventory of their possessions. Of those that did, 27% did not include photos and 28% did not have a backup copy kept in a safe place. Whether it’s emotional or monetary, protecting your assets and taking the time to appraise,…
  • Timeless Kitchen Design Elements

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners rely on their personal styles to tailor their renovation according to their individual tastes. Turning to a more classic look can be the perfect balance of creating a timeless look with a personal flair. Granite Transformations offers a variety of options to custom design the perfect classic kitchen that will never go out of style. 1. Cabinetry: White or cream-colored cabinets define a timeless, classic kitchen style that will match nearly any countertop or backsplash. 2. Clean Architectural Details: Simple, classic details (like islands with legs,…
  • Top Home Improvement Trends to Make the Most of Your Home

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

    Vidya Sudarsan
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Today's the 'Festival of Lights!' I'm sending warm wishes to all my lovely readers for happiness, prosperity and good health that will last the whole year through. Colorful diya lamps, rangoli art, flower decorations, sweets and snacks, new clothes and sparkling firecrackers are all here to announce the arrival of Diwali... via: glamcheckvia: pinterestvia: ambicasrimal.blogspot.invia: pinterestvia: artplatterIndian Sweetsvia: Rangoli Cookiesvia: rakskitchenvia: spicytastyFirecrackers In Action
  • Olives From Spain - A Giveaway

    Vidya Sudarsan
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Hello everyone! My previous page was on Spanish architecture, and I'm continuing this theme with a special page on authentic Olives from Spain! In this page, I've got an interesting interview with Chef Annie Sibonney on different types of olives and how to present them on a platter for parties and picnics. Her Spanish recipes are delicious, quick, and perfect for appetizers of any kind! Lastly, Olives of Spain has generously offered a giveaway to one of my readers! This fabulous giveaway consists of an elegant olive serving dish, a can of delicious Olives from Spain, branded toothpicks, a…
  • The Spanish Style

    Vidya Sudarsan
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    I find Spanish villas, cottages, farmhouses, and historical homes to be very airy, warm, cozy and softly decorated to be able to enjoy the coastal Mediterranean breeze. I love the fact that older homes in Spain are preserved and are totally renovated to suit the current lifestyle. How often do we see someone living in a 200 year old home?I see a lot of this architecture where I live, i.e. in California, and wish I could re-model our home with Spanish style touches here and there. Well, hope you find my collection authentic and agree with this list as well. Please take a moment and comment on…
  • Chic French Interiors

    Vidya Sudarsan
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    Continuing my mini-series on an architectural world tour..  I've got a page on French interiors for you. What's not to love-they're elegant, stylish, romantic, dreamy!  Decorators around the world are trying to replicate French style, so I carefully picked authentic pictures that showcase true Parisian design and glamor.Here's what I see find in common with each of these spaces:rooms outlined with detailed interior-moldings and intricate patternstall windowsdramatic lighting effects are created by crystal chandeliers and ornate sconcesvintage furnitureneutral, inviting tonesantique…
  • Traditional Indian Homes

    Vidya Sudarsan
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:20 pm
    I'm thrilled to take you on an architectural world tour - starting with Indian homes! I plan to feature different interiors such as -- Spanish, Scandinavian, Mexican, French, and so on in the near future. I can see myself living happily in any style... and I absolutely admire each and every decor style.Traditional Indian homes are typically decorated in rich colors, and intricate patterns. You will also find exotic textiles, and embroidered tapestry around the home. My favorite is a wooden swing which magically hangs in the living room. I have experienced this in my home in India and I can…
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  • High Point Recap…Furniture, Food and Fun

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Thanks to everyone for coming by the GO Home showroom this High Point Market! Here’s a quick recap…with all our favorite furniture, food and fun! Kate and Jillian on our rainbow Vespas Cherry with InDetail and Cantoni… Love me some Taco Corner… and some US Sushi!!!
  • A Nod to Old Time Movie Making: Flags of Origin

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    According to Flags of Origin: We used the London Chesterfield Sofa for a large commercial Entertainment studio called Deluxe Entertainment. The main idea was to take a very commercial building and provide a “movie making” atmosphere within. The chesterfields provide a 1920′s nod to old time movie making, the vintage trunks nod to the styling and staging that happens, and the reclaimed lighting rig was adapted as a light with a custom hand blown glass globe almost as a nod to the ‘green light at the end of the dock” in The Great Gatsby. Flags of Origin specilizes…
  • Never Trust Anyone Who Doesn’t Love Cheese: Mintwood Home

    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

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

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

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    We all have a little darkness within, and we've selected some wonderful pieces to complement your living space. Don't worry is not about going full-on goth, it's about adding accents like intricate cuckoo clocks, skulls candles or uber-chic cushions... This content does not work on your device, please try visiting this page on a PC or device with a larger screen.  
  • Shabby-Chic: How to Decorate a Rustic Home

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    If you love interior design, but feel like the clean lines and sleek finishes of much contemporary furniture is too clinical for you, perhaps you can find solace in rural living - the earthy colours and natural materials of a rustic-style room.   A rustic living room. We have compiled our 5 top tips for achieving an authentic, rustic look in your living space... 1. Keep it Real Stick to natural materials as much as you can, artisanal furniture made of wood, stone and naturally dyed fabrics can connect your home to wider world around it. How about this beautiful table by Gila Timur,…
  • Country Life Fair 2014

    10 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    Last week, the Country Life Fair took place at London's Fulham Palace and The Longest Stay had a very busy, but exciting weekend as part of the annual event. Conceived to bring the countryside to town, the array of stands and activities showed off the very best of British rural life, from local food and antiques, to the finest properties and products to buy.  We have explored every hidden corner to find out the best experiences and exhibitions that the fair had to offer. Our eyes were glued to the tweed-infused-catwalks at the Grand Marquee Stage where a range of designers showcased…
  • What's On | October 2014 Events

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's October edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of October 2014. So much to see, so little time! 1-3 October World Architecture Festival, Singapore Now in its 7th year, the World Architecture Festival presents the finest in global architecture. The Festival attracts visitors from all over the world to share their work and to be inspired by the high quality of projects exhibited. 6-12 October London Cocktail Week, Covent Garden  Calling all cocktail lovers! Taking…
  • Decorating Your Hallway

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Hallways can be challenging spaces to decorate. They’re not quite rooms, and come in obscure shapes and sizes — and yet they’re what connects the rest of the house together. Often, in fact, they are the first thing you see upon entering a home, and sometimes, first impressions are everything.  Create a jaw-dropping entrance hall with these easy-to-apply ideas and tips: 1. The Understatement Less is more. Light is vital in making the most of a narrow space. Use a neutral, pale colour on the walls and if the natural light is not good, invest in a simple but bright pendant…
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • How To Clean Sheets With Baking Soda And Vinegar

    Kate Simmons
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Today’s post is dedicated to the quest for clean, fresh-smelling sheets. No matter how expensive your sheets are, each time you sleep on them, they absorb a little more sweat and oil from your skin. Have you gotten the hint that today’s post is a little more realistic than escapist?! I’m in the middle of cleaning out my garage, and I recently came across an old duvet cover that I’d love to re-use as guest bedding. It’s stylish (from Dwell Studio). It’s high-quality. But it doesn’t smell fresh, especially since it’s been bagged up in our garage…
  • White and Bright Duplex in the Sky Pleases with Pops of Color

    Yuka Yoneda
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Blanketing a home in an all-white color palette is a fantasy for many design aficionados, but can be difficult to pull off in a real-life space without it feeling cold and unfinished. If you love the color of fresh-fallen snow and baby’s breath, take a tip from the Wadia family, who turned their New York City duplex into a milky sanctuary filled with pops of color. By using their white walls as a canvas for carefully curated accents, they breathed life and vibrancy into what might otherwise feel like a too-stark space.The Wadias enlisted the help of Joseph Tanney and Robert Lutz of…
  • 15 Modern Nursery Designs With Vibrant Themes

    Sherry Nothingam
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Shaping a beautiful nursery is one of the most exciting design projects in the house for more reasons than one. Welcoming a newborn into your household is a time filled with excitement and plenty of work. Creating a gorgeous, modern nursery for your little one is easily the best gift you can give to your baby boy or girl, and if you are a design aficionado, then it is also time to showcase your taste and talent! Modern nursery rooms come in a wide variety of themes and styles, and there are ample decor choices that complement each look. From the edgy to the timeless, here is a look at some of…
  • Victorian-Era Cottage In Melbourne Gets A Smart Makeover!

    Sherry Nothingam
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    When it comes to the classic Victorian-era homes in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs, many homeowners are opting for modern renovations that bring together the best of both worlds. The gorgeous Glebe House by Nobbs Radford Architects is one such product that blends old world charm with contemporary style and elegance. This lovely Victorian-era cottage was revamped to serve the needs of an urban family, and a new extension gives it a posh, refined appeal. Instead of the usual glass and steel framework that is used in many such projects, the architects turned toward the raw appeal of…
  • 10 Unique Fall Table Ideas

    Kate Simmons
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    I reveled in researching today’s post, in part because I love planning a beautifully designed table, and in part because there are so many exquisite table ideas to choose from. I’m on the hunt for unique fall table settings–I enjoy hosting a pre-Thanksgiving meal each year that is low-stress and all about gathering my nearest and dearest for a relaxing bite before the holidays officially begin. Below you will find 10 of my favorites for fall, from the table set for a formal sit-down meal to the table where you grab your plates and utensils before moving through the buffet…
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    Leovan Design

  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Featured in E-book

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Rustica Hardware in the United States asked me to contribute to their E-book called “The Ultimate Interior Design Guide By Rustica Hardware”.  This interior design style E-book shares tips and ideas for designing and decorating any home or office with any interior design style. Included are eleven different interior design styles. I’m pleased to be featured in the Traditional
  • Contemporary Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Contemporary interior design style makes a space feel comfortable and welcoming without being dark and cluttered. It conveys modernity and style.The form and shape of the furniture used are the most important elements when designing a contemporary space.  The Contemporary style is represented by clean lines, open modern spaces, and accents in bold shades. This style is equally
  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Lawn care during the fall is very important for enhancing your outdoor space, for promoting healthy grass and plant growth the next spring, and for ensuring your lawn stays healthy through the winter.  Here are my tips for maintaining your lawn for a healthy, green, and beautiful look in the following spring and summer: Test and correct your soil pH (acidity) level if needed. Most
  • 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. <!-- Go to
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    First Apartment Checklist

  • Best Vacuum For Stairs with Carpet

    Nick Vinken
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Cleaning your stairs with a regular vacuum can be a real challenge. Removing pet hairs and dust particles from the crevices of the stairs can be a special challenge if you do not have right equipments. Fortunately, there are special types of vacuum cleaners available that are designed specifically to clean stairs. Before buying one you have… Read More » Best Vacuum For Stairs with Carpet is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Vacuum For Stairs with Carpet appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Latex Mattress Topper – Top 4 Reviews

    Nick Vinken
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Latex mattress toppers are known for being healthy, durable and made of natural materials (rubber derivatives). They are firm and give your body enough support while sleeping. They reduce risks of body aches as they reduces pressure on joints and relaxes muscles. If you are looking to buy a good mattress topper, than keep an eye… Read More » Best Latex Mattress Topper – Top 4 Reviews is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Latex Mattress Topper – Top 4 Reviews appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Vacuum Under 200 Dollars – An Overview

    Nick Vinken
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    You will agree with me that vacuums are not only an essential tool in homes but they go a long way in keeping your apartment clean. Without these vacuums, lovely apartments wouldn’t be better than a pig farm. The usefulness of a vacuum cannot be over emphasized. That’s why in this article I will be… Read More » Best Vacuum Under 200 Dollars – An Overview is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Vacuum Under 200 Dollars – An Overview appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Electric Frying Pan – Top 3 Electric Fry Pan Reviews

    Nick Vinken
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Electric frying pans are easily one of the quickest, cheapest ways you can get more cooking space in your kitchen. They are great to make side dishes in while the main course is bubbling away on your stovetop. Much the same as a traditional skillet, the best electric frying pan can be used to pan… Read More » Best Electric Frying Pan – Top 3 Electric Fry Pan Reviews is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Electric Frying Pan – Top 3 Electric Fry Pan Reviews appeared first on 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.
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  • Understanding Crystal Chandelier and its Elements

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Having sold many crystal chandeliers over the years, we have learned a few things about these beautiful objects. Nowadays, people call even the tiniest light fixture a chandelier or a crystal chandelier. Believe me when I say I have seen it, heard it and touched it. Let them call it what they want. One thing for sure; I know one when I see one. For example, the chandeliers in the Plaza Hotel in New York City are the true definition of a crystal chandelier. I think a crystal chandelier should have character or some sort of story behind it such as the ones in the Versailles Palace in France, or…
  • Bookcase Lighting

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

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

  • Diamond (Sinks) Are A Kitchen’s Best Friend

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Today's kitchen sink question for consumers is 1 bowl or 2. What if you could have the benefits of both? The BLANCO DIAMOND low divide 1 3/4 bowl does it. Read More
  • 7 Tips For Drapery Success In Today’s Home

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Do you hang pictures on your wall without a frame? Go out of the house before you’ve finished dressing? Doubtful on both accounts.  The same logic applies to windows.  Rarely can a window go completely undressed.  Check out these seven … Read More
  • Warning: Don’t Label The Vessel Sink A Fad

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The vessel sink can make a bathroom fresh and stylish. While it adds an instant update to, it is here to stay, not in danger of becoming a fad. Read More
  • How To Shop Like An Interior Designer

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Don't allow interior or home decor shopping to overwhelm you, let this post serve as a DIY guide for how to avoid a room full of items which do not work. Read More
  • Car Enthusiast Profile: Neill Watson – Driver & Photographer

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Meet driving instructor, photographer, editor and car enthusiast Neill Watson. From Lotus to Toyota to Ferrari to Porsche, learn what makes him tick. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • How moisture affects hardwood flooring

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    Hardwood flooring, as the name suggests, is a natural product. While wooden flooring is a beautiful addition to any room, adding value and transforming the look and feel of a home, the fact that it is a natural product means that it can undergo changes. Wood responds to humidity levels and moisture in the air, and this can cause your hardwood flooring to expand or contract. Wood is a hygroscopic material, meaning it has the ability to attract and hold water molecules from the air surrounding it. When exposed to the air, wood will attract or release moisture until it is at the same level as…
  • The benefits of jatoba hardwood flooring

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    One key trend we have noticed in recent years is the increasing popularity of various exotic species of hardwood. One of these species which has seen its popularity skyrocket thanks to this trend is jatoba, also known as Brazilian cherry. Jatoba is often referred to as Brazilian cherry due to its rich colour, similar to that of mahogany. It used to be that these rare, exotic species were difficult to get hold of, and were seen as a luxury, reserved only for those who could afford them. Times have changed, however, and more and more providers can supply these beautiful flooring options at…
  • What Colour Wood Flooring Should I Pick

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    Here at Just Wood we have a vast range of wood flooring in a number of wood types and finishes. We provide a huge selection for you to choose from, but how do you know which one is right for you? Choosing the best wood flooring for your home is important and you need to consider a number of factors, but the two most important ones are the size and style of your room. Home Style One of the main factors you need to consider when choosing which wood you want for your flooring is the style of your home. Is it modern and minimalist or traditional and busy, or somewhere in between? If you have a…
  • How can I protect my hardwood flooring from pets?

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    One issue that seems to be raised over and over again when discussing hardwood flooring is that of pets, especially cats and dogs. You will constantly hear people worrying that hardwood flooring wouldn’t be suitable for their home due to them having a pet. Or people may debate whether or not they would be able to get a family pet if they already have wooden floors in their home. Nobody would want to deprive themselves of the joy and companionship provided by having a family pet, but what about your floorboards? Cats and dogs have claws, and surely these claws could cause damage to your…
  • Maple Wood Flooring

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    Maple wood flooring is one of the most popular choices of wooden floors. Here at Just Wood we have a wide selection of maple wood flooring in the light and subtle shades that are common to the maple tree. It is a strong and durable wood that also has an attractive finish that’s perfect for both modern and traditional homes. Maple Trees There are two main types of maple trees that are used to create maple wood flooring; the European maple, commonly known as the sycamore, and the hard maple. The European maple is known for having no taste or smell and so is often used in chopping boards…
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    The Sofa & Chair Company Blog | Interior Design Ideas

  • Minimalist Chic: Using Luxury Sofas and Other Furniture to Create a Modern, Uncluttered Living Space

    Robertas Domarkas
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    Minimalism in the living room is the ultimate way to create instant impact. Forget comforting, squidgy settees, abandon the clutter and multitudes of scatter cushions; the minimalist look is defined, sleek and all about modernity.The minimalist style works well in any space, though is particularly well suited to large living rooms, or modern apartments. However, irrespective of the room that you have available, it’s possible to inject a bit of modernist impact into your home, by investing in the right items of furniture.Key Furniture Piece No. 1: The Luxury SofaWhen it comes to creating a…
  • Bespoke Sofas: How to Design a Bespoke Sofa that Works With Your Living Room

    Robertas Domarkas
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Your living room is one of the most important areas of your home. It’s the room that you and your family spend the most time in throughout the day, and it’s also likely to be the room that you invite guests into, when they come to visit.A living room should be a comfortable, welcoming space; but it’s also important to make it a representation of your style. Your living room provides you with the ideal opportunity to show your creative flair, and as a result, it’s important to ensure that this room has a real sense of ‘personality’. Or, more clearly put; your personality.Bespoke…
  • 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…
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    Home Stratosphere

  • 63 Beautiful Family Room Interior Designs

    HS Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Welcome to our gallery featuring a host of uniquely beautiful family room designs in a range of styles and configurations. The family room, or living room, is often the focal point of any home. It’s where socializing and relaxing happen, and the space most guests will spend time in. It often contains the most elegant and impressive pieces of furniture in any home. It is, for all intents and purposes, the thoughtful, public face of any home interior. The rooms gathered here have no single unifying theme tying them together, but several recurring motifs can be spotted. A major one is the…
  • Contemporary Desert Home Interior Design by Angelica Henry Design

    HS Editor
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    This gallery features the Desert Contemporary home by Angelica Henry Design. Angelica Henry Design creates striking, client-focused designs, personalizing each project to the owner’s tastes. The firm crafts residential designs ranging in style from Arizona ranch to desert contemporary to ultra modern. The home featured here captures a mixture of bold, timeless elements and modern design philosophy in every respect. The stone brick facade continues indoors, with pillars and structural walls wrapping large swaths of stained oak throughout. Limestone floors flow from room to room, connecting…
  • Angelica Henry Design Creates Stunning Desert Home Interior Design

    HS Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    This gallery features a stunning desert contemporary home by Angelica Henry Design. Angelica Henry Design creates striking, client-focused designs, personalizing each project to the owner’s tastes. The firm crafts residential designs ranging in style from Arizona ranch to desert contemporary to ultra modern. This home features a boldly modern design, using traditional materials in innovative configurations. Throughout, we see stone, wood, tile, and glass neatly woven into fresh, exciting functions and styles. Specific examples included mirrors with embedded lighting, custom…
  • Rustic Kitchen with Red and Tan Wood Color Scheme by Drury Design

    HS Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Here’s a closer look at another Drury Designs‘ kitchen from our gallery of 32 Custom Kitchens by Drury Designs. As the homeowners were trading down in size with this home, they exchanged a larger space for enhanced function in a smaller residence. Replacing the dining nook table and chairs with a built-in banquette opened up space for more cabinetry. A bar housed in a former closet boasts two appliance garages and two refrigerator drawers, creating a dazzling new entertainment center. Storage space is one of the standout features of this kitchen design. An array of shelves and…
  • White Multi-Functional Transitional Hinsdale Kitchen by Drury Design

    HS Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Along with our comprehensive kitchen gallery featuring selections across Drury Design’s line of kitchen designs, we want to share some of the individual examples. As a professional chef, the owner of this multi-functional kitchen is often found cooking for her active family and frequent guests. The layout of the room affords dedicated work space, a homework area for the kids, and an entertainment bar for guests. This arrangement allows for social interaction regardless of where people are in the room. Custom cabinetry from Grabill Cabinet Company provides a neutral backdrop for…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • ‘Til Design Do Them Part

    Donna Hoffman
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    A friend of mine relegated her husband’s furniture to the basement. Where did your spouse/partner’s go? About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Donna is a former top QVC Show Host and now one of the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “I help people avoid wasting big dollars and unnecessary frustration when furnishing and decorating their home by offering clear strategies for finding the right products, professionals, contractors and services.” The results are that people get what…
  • Chasing the “Perfect” Home

    Donna Hoffman
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    OK, all of you die-hard TV design show watching, Pinterest pinning, HOUZZ surfing addicts. I want you to back away from the paint deck for a second and stop that ever churning motor that is the killjoy of YOUR joy in design. The pursuit of perfection. I remember sitting on the staircase in my home once with a well-loved design mentor of mine. We were admiring a freshly installed custom stair runner and inlayed carpet while my then toddler children were laughing,  and toddling,  all over the place. The carpet and runner were so rich and beautiful and they completely transformed the space.
  • Design Lessons for Loft Living – From Jonah Hill

    Donna Hoffman
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Actor Jonah Hill may be known for his talent on the screen, but as a wise design lover, I say, let’s take a design lesson wherever it shows up!  So Jonah, this blog’s for you, or your designer (or girlfriend…or wife…or whomever designed your NYC loft). Cue #1: Repetition in Design Creates Harmony. Notice the repetition of these simple black light fixtures, as well as the similarly scaled artwork and mirror running through the 3 distinct zones in this long loft. This is as strategic design move that keeps the space from feeling overpowered or overcrowded. That’s because…
  • 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…
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  • Hello world!

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
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    Chic California

  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #43

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #43 Happy Thursday my friends. It’s been a busy week here at Chic California. I am starting to get things organized for my retail space for  Christmas. I know we haven’t even gotten to Halloween yet! I am adding some smalls to sell, planning some crafts and putting together some {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #43 appeared first on Chic California.
  • DIY Mercury Glass Poison Bottles

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    DIY Mercury Glass Poison Bottles Hope you enjoyed my Spook-tacular Halloween Tour last week. If you missed it you can see it here. I had fun decorating and one of the items that I had the most fun with were the DIY poison bottles. I made them last year but I added 2 new ones to {Read More...} The post DIY Mercury Glass Poison Bottles appeared first on Chic California.
  • Spook-Tacular Halloween Home Tour

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Spook-Tacular Halloween Home Tour There have been a few spooky additions to the fall decorating that I shared with you on my fall home tour. Would I skip decorating for Halloween if I didn’t have two boys who think Halloween might just be the best thing since well…. Christmas. Probably! We have entered the age {Read More...} The post Spook-Tacular Halloween Home Tour appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #42

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #42 It’s been really quiet here at Chic California this past week. I feel kind of like a duck. Calm and cool on the surface but paddling like crazy under the water to keep up! Blogging is a full time job. Keeping a retail booth stocked and fluffed is a full {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #42 appeared first on Chic California.
  • All Things Fall Y’all Blog Hop and Giveaway

    10 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    All Things Fall Y’all Blog Hop and Giveaway! I don’t participate in too many blog hops or giveaways but I just couldn’t resist this one friends! The grand prize is over $500! You could do lots of decorating with that cash! And some of my own favorite bloggers are participating. So it’s a great chance {Read More...} The post All Things Fall Y’all Blog Hop and Giveaway appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Clarendon Works by Moreno Masey Architecture Studio

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    Clarendon Works is a private residence located in London, England. Designed by Moreno Masey Architecture Studio and completed in February 2012, the home has an open design that adds to its sense of space. It is currently for sale for $14.6 million. Buy it now! Clarendon Works: “A unique opportunity to restore an early Victorian Brick Works to create an extremely modern family home, blending crisp details with raw industrial..More...
  • Naylor CT by E/L STUDIO

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    Naylor CT is a renovation project completed by E/L STUDIO. Originally built in the 1800s, the former horse stable was converted into the Naylor Court Studio/Residence in Washington DC, USA. Naylor CT by E/L STUDIO: “An 1800’s horse stable is transformed from an empty shell on a neglected alley into a classic shop-house with architect’s storefront studio and living quarters above. The studio is a void set back from the..More...
  • Pump House by Branch Studio Architects

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    Pump House is a private residence designed by Branch Studio Architects. It is located in rural Victoria, Australia. Photos by: Lakshal PereraMore...
  • Scandinavian Design: Spacious Apartment Overlooking Skansen Kronan

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    This spacious apartment overlooks Skansen Kronan, a redoubt in the district of Haga of Gothenburg, Sweden. The 1,205-square-foot apartment has a radiant interior. It was recently sold for around $580,000. Photos courtesy of StadshemMore...
  • Beachfront Villa in the Dominican Republic

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    This sensational beachfront villa is located in Sea Horse Ranch, near the beach village of Cabarete, in the Dominican Republic. The home has 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, and has almost 9,200 square feet of interior space. Currently for sale, it is priced at $3.6 million. Buy it now! Beachfront Villa in the Dominican Republic: “This six-bedroom seven-bathroom villa, completed in 2007 on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic,..More...
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  • Contemporary Living Space by David Pavanello

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    The designer David Pavanello focus his attention on the functionality of the dwelling and the exploitation of the environment to turn this apartment into contemporary living space. The mine role has a color. Against the backdrop of a warm cream-colored accents of character can be found in numerous niches, floor covered in fabrics,  gold color in the living room and blue in the bedroom. In the living room, a traditional fireplace is replaced by a sofa. Read the rest of Contemporary Living Space by David Pavanello originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Urban Design Environment and Greenery

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    With a winter approaching and chilly colorful autumn all around us, we start appreciating more and more the warmth and fresh sensation that vivid greenery brings into our homes and lives. So escaping the nostalgia we present you a few wonderful projects from around the world to prove that fresh green plants are welcome and perfectly fitting element everywhere, in every ambiance; a home – café in China designed by Penda, a modern and refreshing public plaza in Amsterdam by CUBE Architecten and a privet luxury apartment in Ukraine – the newest project of SVOYA Studio. Enjoy and keep…
  • Contemporary Home in Singapore with Curved Spiral Staircase

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Playful contemporary dynamics and exotic past are entwined into the creation of this ONG&ONG Singapore project. Full with intriguing pieces of contemporary art this old-time storehouse becomes a contemporary piece of art itself- with its smoothly curved spiral staircase (a focal point of the open plan living area), with its bespoke and modernistic furniture and simple clear lined spaces. But in reality with delicate references’ and hints the architects succeed in introducing into the premise the rich oriental past of the house. Juxtaposing vintage furniture, exotic enamel dado tiles,…
  • Atlas Collection by Pinaki Studios at London Design Festival 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    A mix of traditional and experimental textile processes such as screen-printing, fabric manipulation and metal oxidisation are combined with new technologies to develop prints and surfaces for products and accessories. Working with European suppliers, Pinaki Editions are hand made in the UK. Their manufacture, packaging and labelling use the most eco-friendly methods available. Read the rest of Atlas Collection by Pinaki Studios at London Design Festival 2014 originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Hexagonal Wall Tiles

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The tiles in the Rewind collection provide a contemporary reinterpretation of timeless materials. The collection is available in six sophisticated colours and a wide assortment of sizes. The inclusion in the range of a hexagonal tile size, for use as a decorative piece or an extension of the floor covering products, allows the creation of design schemes with a unique personality. Rewind is suitable for use as a wall or floor covering in residential and commercial projects and combination with the wood-look stoneware. Read the rest of Hexagonal Wall Tiles originally posted on…
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  • Good design makes life easier

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    In addition to being beautiful, good design definitely makes life much easier and comfortable. Look for your self: RC MopCleaning doesn't get any easier than this. This is THE toy of choice for lazy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Just for kids

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    source Melissa and Doug Sweater Sweetie Cow Stuffed Animal Kid's Paint Can Storage Stools (Set of 2) Fun Furnishings Pink Polka Dots Kids Small Beanbag source The Infant's Sleep Inducing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dutch Design Week 2014 - a glimpse

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
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  • Shop Movember

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    Its that time of the year again...Mustache HangersMustache CufflinksMustache Tie ClipElegant Mustache Purse HangersMr. Mustache Ring Mustache Ceramic CoastersMustache Mule MugMoustache Door... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • For your kids

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    The Doorway Jungle Gym. Extra Large Cashmere-Merino Baby Blanket by Nuvola Trunki Freddie Ride-On Suitcase - Red.Goldy Elephant Bean BagTravel Play TrayIndoor & Outdoor Cube Bean Bags by Majestic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Modern Design and Living - Interiors and Home Accessories - Mocha

  • Inspired By Nature

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Has this ever happened to you? You’re sitting at your desk trying to write a blog post, find inspiration or resolve a problem. But nothing comes. You draw a blank. Cooped up in your room, the creativity doesn’t flow. So you decide to take a break, and go for a walk. Out in the fresh […]
  • How To Add Modern Antiquity Style To Your Home

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    The ultimate contrast of old and new. Modern Antiquity is one of the freshest trends in interior design. The perfect style to give your home some unique personality; it adds layers of depth and interest to contemporary interiors. The key to this look is simplicity. Choose one or two elements to introduce into a room. […]
  • Introducing Freedom To Make

    19 Jun 2014 | 7:22 am
    You may not know this, but my original background is in PR, marketing and writing. And well as working on Mocha, I also work on a freelance basis with other creative companies. For a long while I had an idea to start a website specifically to help other designers / makers who want to grow […]
  • Is Your Home Making You Feel Negative? (And What To Do About It)

    5 Jun 2014 | 5:50 am
    Do you have objects around your home that you dislike? Perhaps you keep them around because you feel you have to. Or maybe out of a sense of guilt because they were gifts? How do they make you feel each time you look at them? Do they bring back bad memories or make you feel […]
  • Beautiful Outdoor Living Rooms

    27 May 2014 | 7:47 am
    Picture this. It’s a hot summer day and you’re sitting in the garden on a comfy sofa, shaded from the sun. You’ve got a good book in your hand, and an ice cool drink on the table in front of you. What could be more perfect? While writing the recent post on Mediterranean living room […]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • WIN Our Exclusive Las Vegas Shotgun Wedding Silk Scarf!

    Cat How
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    In our latest competition this week we’re giving you the chance to win our exclusive Las Vegas Shotgun Wedding Silk Scarf worth £35! Designed exclusively for us by Edinburgh-based designer Karen Mabon, the scarf is inspired by everyone’s favourite place for a shotgun wedding: Las Vegas! There’s an Elvis and his runaway bride, a pink cadillac reference to Thelma and Louise and even a white tiger as a nod to Sigfried and Roy. The Scarf has been hugely popular with customers already, and even featured in ELLE Deco Sweden this month too. All you have to do is hop onto…
  • All Knitwear

    Cat How
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    Yes folks, knitting can be super duper cool – just take a look at the fantastic work of ALL Knitwear. A knitwear label created by American designer, Annie Larson, her small collection of hand-made, made-to-order jumpers, hats, shorts and baby clothes is an ongoing study of tone and pattern realised in some out-there designs and colour combinations. There is a strong 80s vibe to many, with surf and new wave undertones. I wish Rog, Rolo and I could own them all! Annie was born in 1983 (in Seoul) and grew up in rural Wisconsin. She attended the University of Minnesota and later went on to…
  • For The Love Of… Measuring Cups!

    Cat How
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:32 am
    1. Geese Measuring Spoons by 590 / 2. Fruit Measuring Cups by Urban Outfitters / 3. Owl Measuring Cups by West Elm / 4. Whale Tail Measuring Cups by Anthro /  5. Beehive Measuring Cups by World Market / 6. Hedgehog Measuring Cups by Anthro / 7. Pear Measuring Cups by Rae Dunn / 8. Tea Measuring Cups by Anthro / 9. Spade Measuring Cups by Anthro The post For The Love Of… Measuring Cups! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Lucie Sheridan

    Rog 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…
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  • Amazing Modern Bedroom Ideas

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    The bedroom is one of the most (if not the most) important areas of the house and it surely is the most intimate one. You keep your personal belongings there, rest, daydream, sleep and spend time with your loved one. The bedroom represents the personality of its owner so you have to be very selective about every single detail, starting with the bed and ending with the color of the picture frames that are hanging on the walls. In order to create your personal temple, you have to decide what you want your bedroom to look like. Let yourself be creative: warm and cosy, sexy and alluring,…
  • Cozy Home in Fredsborg

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    It is wonderful, how the colder weather makes us stay inside more, which mostly turns out as a quality time with your family and friends. Cozying up on the sofa together to watch a movie and enjoy the time together. The interior you’ll see just below is so homey and cozy, exactly the one I would imagine me and my family spending time and enjoying living the dream. The interior project of the house was inspired by the beautiful natural state of the outside environment. The genuine material choices provide an authentic, warm and cozy feeling. The large windows all over the space give the…
  • Modern minimalism in France

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Minimal, airy and modern, that’s exactly the three words, that could best describe this  home, situated in Roubaix, France. Today, take a look at this modern single family residence, which was designed by a talented Guillaume da Silva. Wonderful blend of rustic elements and sleek modern finishes create an effortless commitment to balance and purity of design. Minimalistic? Yes. Cold and unhomy? Absolutely not. The interior is modern and clean, with a neutral color palette that adds to its sense of space and serenity. The main accents in this interior are created by using a…
  • Blooc House by Analeena

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    Hello, and welcome back to our magazine sunday explorers. Today we’re sharing a beautiful modern scandinavian house styled, designed and photographed by Analeena Karlsson best known from her own blog Analeenas Hem. Some information about the project, which can also be found in Blooc website: 20 minutes from Slussen and 5 min from Grisslinge Havsbadshotell is garden city Mörtnäs Hagar hiding behind all the greenery. It offers 20 families an area with white, architect designed, semi-detached houses. Second Quarter that was launched in the area was a small town with 24 townhouses. A…
  • Top 3 Interior Design Shops Of The Week

    8 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
      Hello, Everyone. Hope You’re all staying positive and autumn depressions are far away from You. I found some shops of industrial design and furniture, in case You are in depressions of not finding what to buy. Well, do not expect standard lines, I’ve tried to share something a little bit strange, but modern, oldschool but classy. Portuguese-born designer Gonçalo Campos known for a signature mix of humor and pragmatism,  collaborates with international brands, designing furniture, accessories, lighting, and consulting. Yes, that’s why he catched my…
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  • Best 11 Halloween Porch Decoration Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Halloween is that time of the year, when you walk around your neighborhood and see bunch of spiders at the door, jack o lanterns and other spooky decorations. Halloween is the most amusing and fun holiday because that is the time of the year when is OK to add a bunch of spooky decoration at The post Best 11 Halloween Porch Decoration Ideas appeared first on Related posts: 9 Halloween Pumpkin Decor for The Front Porch You’ll Simply Adore Top 11 Halloween Wreath Design Ideas 10 Charming Front Porch Design Ideas
  • 10 Ikea Dining Room Design Ideas for 2015

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    In case you feel lack of ideas and inspiration for renovating your dining room, you are on the right place to be because we have found some super interesting ideas for decorating the dining room by Ikea. Ikea as a popular source of inspiration as always offers fresh and inspiring ideas that will surely help The post 10 Ikea Dining Room Design Ideas for 2015 appeared first on Related posts: 10 New and Fresh IKEA Living Room Interior Design Ideas 10 Dramatic Industrial Dining Room Interior Design Ideas 10 Inspiring Dining Room Interior Design Ideas
  • Top 11 Halloween Wreath Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Halloween is the holiday we all love, and what is there not to love: bunch of candy,  fun costumes and of course a lot of spooky and creative decorations everywhere around. Halloween wreaths are traditional and beautiful symbol of this holiday and a perfect way to decorate the front door on a festive manner. Halloween The post Top 11 Halloween Wreath Design Ideas appeared first on Related posts: Best 11 Halloween Porch Decoration Ideas 9 Halloween Pumpkin Decor for The Front Porch You’ll Simply Adore 10 Charming Front Porch Design Ideas
  • The 13 Most Elegant and Dramatic Masculine Bedroom Designs Ever

    Dragana Markovska
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    If you are a single man who owns a bachelor’s pad, than you surely enjoy in your own space and like it to be decorated by your own needs and desires, and of course, to according your own personal style and character. When it comes to decorating a masculine bedroom, than it all ends up The post The 13 Most Elegant and Dramatic Masculine Bedroom Designs Ever appeared first on Related posts: 10 Amazing Elegant Bedroom Interior Design Ideas 10 Awe-Inspiring Watercolor Wall Interior Design Ideas 10 Chocolate Brown Bedroom Interior Design Ideas
  • 9 Interesting Ikea Kitchen Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    The Kitchen ought to be functional and practical place but it also has to look pleasant and modern in order to satisfy your aesthetically needs. Ikea is a brand that most likely offers a blend of functionality and aesthetically modern kitchen ideas that will surely motivate you and inspire you. Ikea as always promotes the The post 9 Interesting Ikea Kitchen Design Ideas appeared first on Related posts: 10 Refreshing Blue Kitchen Interior Design Ideas 10 Amazing Ikea Bedroom Interior Design Ideas 10 Cool Kitchen Interior Design Ideas with Brick Walls
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    Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas

  • Have we found our site on 8 acres of forest?

    Jenna Crotty
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    In contrast to the wide-open, cow-inhabited, sloped fields we scoped out last week, this week, in our search for a site to build the dream house, we viewed 8 acres of flat, densely overgrown forest. The site wasn’t easy to access but after clambering through a stream, a high ditch, a thick hedgerow and a […] The post Have we found our site on 8 acres of forest? appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • How to make mason jar candle holders

    Jenna Crotty
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Inspired by the mason jar crafts craze on beloved Pinterest, I decided to start making mason jar candle holders. The DIY craftsy nut in me gets very excited about photographs like this: Images above found on Pinterest A bit of burlap and a spool of string I went to Inspiring Ideas and Hickeys to pick up […] The post How to make mason jar candle holders appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • The 5 Acres in North Wexford

    Jenna Crotty
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    After a fruitless few months of scanning property websites for the dream house in the countryside, we’ve started flirting with the idea of building it ourselves. Today we went to view our first site for sale. The site is 5 acres and it’s located outside Gorey in north Co. Wexford, Ireland. The screenshot from above shows you the […] The post The 5 Acres in North Wexford appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • Getting over-excited about bits of string

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

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

  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – October 24

    Emma Harger
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    This week at LightsOnline Blog, we were in a festive holiday sort of mood! We shared 13 fun Halloween lighting projects that are easier to make and talked about the importance of light in the celebration of Diwali. We also showcased a cool eclectic dining room that makes great use of the Sonneman Transparence. Of course, there were lots of great stories all over the Internet that caught our eye, so now we’re happy to share 10 design inspirations with you! A Beautiful Mess is giving away a house from A Beautiful Mess Elsie and Emma, the sister duo behind the awesome blog A Beautiful…
  • Fabulous Friday: Sonneman Transparence

    Emma Harger
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Eclectic Dining Room by Austin Photographers Bryant Hill Media Here’s an adventurous dining room space for someone who isn’t afraid to use patterns and colors! It comes from Austin, the city that proudly proclaims its intent to keep itself weird, but this isn’t weird–it’s just fun. It was also recently featured in a Houzz ideabook on dining rooms, which is how I saw it and took note of that ceiling pendant over the table. It’s a cool contemporary Sonneman Transparence 7-light ceiling pendant, featuring lights arranged in an intriguing geometric cluster…
  • The Beauty of Diwali Lights

    Emma Harger
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Today is a very special occasion for many people around the world and one that involves beautiful and meaningful uses of light. It is Diwali! (You may also see it referred to as Deepavali.) Diwali is a five-day festival in many parts of India and one that involves weeks of preparation. Because of the large population of Hindus in other parts of the world, the celebration has spread far and wide. You might even see fireworks displays or beautiful lighting installations in your city. Diwali was celebrated yesterday in South India, Malaysia and Singapore, but the rest of the world celebrates…
  • 13 DIY Halloween Lighting Ideas

    Emma Harger
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    So, did you just realize that Halloween is a little more than a week from now? Did you then realize that you don’t have any decorations up in your house, even though you want some–you just can’t think of what to do? We’re here to help. We’re rounding up Halloween lighting ideas for decorating standalone fixtures or objects, not pictures of lighting installed in people’s front yards for the occasion. Let’s face it: some of us just don’t have the money, wherewithal or ability to go all out with big light shows like that, even though they are…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – October 17

    Emma Harger
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    This week on LightsOnline Blog, we collaborated with Color 911 on things to know for lighting your home, shared Scandinavian design tips and lighting ideas, explored the importance of color temperature in landscape lighting and looked at the juicy Cyan Design Hoshi table lamp in action. It was also a great week for finding design inspirations and there were even a few that didn’t make the cut. Check out the 10 that did and enjoy your weekend! Chandelier of Fear from Makerbot Thingiverse Just in time for Halloween! If you have a 3D printer, 4 different colors of filament and the will to…
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    Rug Rats

  • Rosecore Carpets Envisions Collection – Eros & Amorphous Custom Rugs

    Sandy Henderson
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    ROSECORE CARPETS & CUSTOM RUGS MODERN LUXURY THAT MAKES AN IMPACT FOR YOUR CUSTOM AREA RUG Sink your feet into modern luxury with the new Rosecore Envision collection, crafted from the softest wool and viscose in an ultra-thick cut pile. And style? Take your pick between two mesmerizing hand tufted patterns with a contemporary edge, Eros […] The post Rosecore Carpets Envisions Collection – Eros & Amorphous Custom Rugs appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Entrance Door Mats are a Great Way to Attract Customers and Visitors

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

    Sandy Henderson
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    As a small business owner, so much time, energy and stress are taken up focusing on how to get your name out there, how to stand out in the sea of competition and how to make sure that people associate your company name with good customer service, a fun place to shop and an easy […] The post Drive Sales with Custom Floor Mats appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • 12 Ideas for Custom Military Squadron Rugs

    Sandy Henderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    When you have the classiest looking custom rugs for military, you know it’s just another opportunity of displaying your passion, professionalism and identity. Mats and rugs for the armed forces or the military in the United States are second to none, when it comes to promoting or displaying the image of a division. The best […] The post 12 Ideas for Custom Military Squadron Rugs appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Milliken Exotic Journey Animal Print Carpet – Striking and Elegant

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Milliken Exotic Journey Printed Carpet is a wonderful animal print carpet collection which will be striking in your house. Exotic Journey is a carpet of elegance and comfort. It is eye-catching and warming and made from finely twisted yarns This Milliken Carpet offers 3 different animal styles to select from. Exotic Journey Carpet is made […] The post Milliken Exotic Journey Animal Print Carpet – Striking and Elegant appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • How To Get Interior Design Clients Today By Putting On Your Hire-Me Pumps

    Alycia Wicker
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Mupplebee It’s Friday night and instead of going out to some nice restaurant with your sweetie you’re thinking about conversions. More importantly you’re thinking: how to get interior design clients today. You want to build a bank account that is so big and full that you could withdraw all of your money and roll around on the […] The post How To Get Interior Design Clients Today By Putting On Your Hire-Me Pumps appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 25 things that Most People Don’t Know About Me

    Alycia Wicker
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Mupplebee Who is this mysterious girl? Okay, I’m not that mysterious, but I thought it would be fun to share 25 things you probably don’t know about me. Are you ready to learn some things about me that might shock you? I hope so. 1. I appeared in the final episode of the “Wonder Years“. I did […] The post 25 things that Most People Don’t Know About Me appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • How cheap can you be?

    Alycia Wicker
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee You’re a complete and total cheap ass. You want to have this interior design business that you’ve always dreamed of but you don’t want to spend one red cent until someone else proves to you that this is a business you can be a success at. Guess what? No one can guarantee your success. You […] The post How cheap can you be? appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • If you read one article on interior design business partnerships, read this one

    Alycia Wicker
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Thinking about forming an interior design partnership? Read this. Picture it: Los Angeles, 2014. You’re a new designer and so excited to get started creating your design empire. You’re full of passion and excitement in going about building this business you’ve always dreamed of. Meet: Blanche. Blanche is an experienced designer. You get introduced via […] The post If you read one article on interior design business partnerships, read this one appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Niche It Real Good

    Alycia Wicker
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee You need to pick a niche for your interior design business and niche it real good, bitches. (And by bitches, you know it’s my term of endearment. Save your hate mail for my next blog post.) You hear me say it all the time because it’s soooo damn important. While you might think you’re shutting […] The post Niche It Real Good appeared first on Mupplebee.
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    As the year winds down and the air gradually gets colder, we’re reminded that it’s time to prepare our homes for the upcoming winter months. Granite Transformations has compiled a checklist of essential tips to guide you through a smooth transition to winter. Clean Out Your Gutters: Once the autumn leaves have fallen, clean them and all other debris from your gutters either by hand, scraper or spatula, and then hose them out completely with a good rinse. Check for any leaks or misaligned pipes and make sure the downspouts are carrying water away from your foundation. Having clean gutters…
  • Fun Halloween Ideas To Add Spook And Sparkle To Your Home

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Fall is in the air and that means Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you go all out and decorate your house from top to bottom, or enjoy the simple pleasures of carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating with the kids, Halloween has been known as the unofficial start of the holiday season. Here are some fun and easy Halloween decorating ideas to bring some spook and sparkle to the inside and outside of your home: Pumpkin Balloons All you need is your favorite fall-colored balloons, a permanent marker, fun geometric shapes and a spooky imagination. You blow up the balloons, draw faces…
  • Keep Your Jewelry Appraisals Up-To-Date to Save Money!

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    In today’s market, keeping your jewelry appraisals up-to-date on your insurance policy can save you money in the case of an unfortunate event. More than $1 billion in jewelry is lost or stolen in the United States every year. A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported that 59% of consumers have not compiled a list or inventory of their possessions. Of those that did, 27% did not include photos and 28% did not have a backup copy kept in a safe place. Whether it’s emotional or monetary, protecting your assets and taking the time to appraise,…
  • Timeless Kitchen Design Elements

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners rely on their personal styles to tailor their renovation according to their individual tastes. Turning to a more classic look can be the perfect balance of creating a timeless look with a personal flair. Granite Transformations offers a variety of options to custom design the perfect classic kitchen that will never go out of style. 1. Cabinetry: White or cream-colored cabinets define a timeless, classic kitchen style that will match nearly any countertop or backsplash. 2. Clean Architectural Details: Simple, classic details (like islands with legs,…
  • Top Home Improvement Trends to Make the Most of Your Home

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Today’s savvy home buyers are opting for smaller houses that offer space which is efficient, flexible and allows for stress-free living. Here are some hot home improvement trends that can make your “home-sweet-home” a little sweeter. • Maintenance-free Exterior Siding – Fiber-cement siding is becoming one of the fastest-growing divisions of the siding market. Made from a combination of cement, sand and cellulosic fibers, it looks like wood – but will not rot, combust or give way to termites and other wood-boring insects. It is more expensive than paint-grade wood, vinyl and…
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  • Top 5 Best Decorative Plants

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Not many people are able to have their own garden. Those who have are the lucky ones. Do not feel sad though,  if you live in a small apartment. The following list will help you purify the air and look of it. 1. Madagascar Dragon Tree Imagine saying that to your guests. 2. Azalea Bonsai No, […]
  • Best of Lighting Design Novelties – October 2014

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    We have seen during all this last months of the year a great amount of lighting brand creating new forms of art that illuminates our lives. We gather a few brands and a few products that we think are the best of so far. MOOOI – PPROP LIGHT   ZAM LIGHTING – Hydra   PARACHILNA – […]

    14 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Gaijin offers authentic north Asian flavours with a modern twist. The venue – which enjoys a superb location on Bulevardi in the centre of Helsinki – has an interior rich in natural materials – in particular, furniture and fittings crafted from solid finnish wood. Adding a pure, solid, simple geometry to the space are rows […]
  • The Nam Hai – Vietnam’s Best Resort

    2 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    All you need to know about The Nam Hai is that it has 100 villas, including 60 one-bedroom villas and 40 pool villas each with one to five bedrooms. Just relax and enjoy the view. It’s located close to the ancient trading port city of Hoi An in Vietnam, considered by Unesco as “an exceptionally […]
  • Cherry Lamp by Nika Zupanc

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

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    I was literally going to post about this awesome trip right when we got home, but I got busy and forgot.  So here it is…We’d been discussing our last amazing trip we took last year for our birthday to Portland (I miss it so much!!)  We decided that we wanted to go on another birthday trip because Portland was so much fun.  We talked about going to several different places and decided on Boise.  We decided Boise because it’s big enough that there’s a lot of things to do and it is only about 4 hours from Logan.  We were so excited!! Boise Trip…Day 1 So, even…
  • 20 Fabulous DIY Projects for the Fall

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    I love working on DIY projects and it is so fun to see the end result.  I have found 25 amazing project ideas for the fall that you will die for (well almost).  I don’t decorate for very many holidays, but finding all these fun projects has inspired me to try some, you should too.  These projects range from super simple to more in depth projects.  Enjoy!! I love this mantel project, it’s beautiful, makes me really want a fireplace so I can decorate my mantel. ||The Turquoise Home|| Here’s a Pottery Barn inspired porch||Laurie Jones Home|| I love this spooky bird cage…
  • Fall Family Photo Shoot

    11 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    This past week, we did a family photo shoot.  Last year we did one around the same time, and my husband, Tyson did them.  I thought they turned out really cute, but it was impossible to get her to look at the camera when we were both in the picture.  Take a peek at last year’s and compare to how much Gretchen has grown! This year I decided that I didn’t want to have to mess with Tyson trying to do the photos and trying to get a few good ones of all of us.  So, I decided I wanted to hire someone to do our photos.  I wanted to find someone that was reasonably priced and had a…
  • 20% Off ALL Design Services

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    To purchase a design service you can place an order on my Etsy page here.  If you aren’t sure what service is right for you, see my services page here.Filed under: E-Design, Elate Designs, Interior Design Tagged: discounts
  • Last Weeks Links: Ashley’s eDesign Reveal

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Since I posted Ashley’s eDesign reveal late at night, I forgot several things in the post.  So, I’ve got a little more info and all the links to products I specified in the design. Ashley didn’t want or need a lot of decorations in the kitchen so I chose a really pretty pitcher and a serving bowl.  I suggested to Ashley that she use some oranges in the serving bowl to bring some color into the kitchen. ||Gabriella Pitcher||Classic Century Footed Serving Bowl|| After I’d started working on the design, Ashley let me know that she really wanted a new light fixture over…
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • 7 Completely Chic Wall Sconces

    Alexandra C.
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    When designing a room or outdoor patio, what could be more fun than picking out some stand-out, chic lights? Wall sconces, also known as wall lights, provide particular opportunity for creativity when used for decorative appeal or for task or ambient lighting solutions. We’ve collected 7 completely chic wall sconces from Barnlight Originals that are sure to add style to any space. Take a look, and let us know which is your favorite in the comments that follow!      The Searchlight Vessel Cord Hung Light      The Pegasus Wall Light      The Cylinder…
  • Let Fall be Your Mood Board for Interior Design Inspiration

    Alexandra C.
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Saying goodbye to summer often means sweater weather, warm cider, harvest festivals, pumpkin carving, and delicious fall colors.         With all of the hustle and bustle this time of year can bring, you might be lacking inspiration for your interior designing. Look to autumn. Nature always provides the best creative juice.         Do you like what you see? We certainly do. If you too are in the mood for fall, then you’ll love the warm colors of our copper and brass finishes.       Can’t find a copper or brass finish for one of…
  • Bringing the Rustic to Lighting

    Alexandra C.
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Look up the word “rustic.” What do you learn? Rustic is an adjective that relates to the country, to rural places, to simplicity, to wood and stone. Now go ahead and search for the definition of “lighting.” What do you find? Most likely you’ve stumbled upon a definition that says something about how lighting, as a noun, refers to an object that makes things visible and affords illumination. Put the two of them together and what do you get? Rustic lighting, an object that affords illumination in a style inspired by wood, stone, country, and simplicity. What Do Rustic Light…
  • 3 Reasons to Include Rustic Lighting in Your Home

    Alexandra C.
    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,…
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  • Femininity In Art At “Frank Interiors”

    Kimberly Edwards
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    “Dreamy Imagery In Soft Romantic Shades That Captures What Linda Benenati Does So Well With Her Enchanting Encaustic Paintings” “This Linda Benenati Encaustic Painting Is One Of My Favorite Pieces! Such Original Subject Matter Done In Alluring Pale Shades, That Are So Appealing!” “The Bold Choice Of Colors Here Are So Delightfully Inviting And Perfect For This Intriguing Piece Of Encaustic Artwork By Linda Benenati” “Love The Vintage Feeling Of This Piece And How Beautifully Linda Benenati Has Posed Her Lady From The Past” “Linda Benenati…
  • “French Antiquing In Carmel-by-the-Sea”

    Kimberly Edwards
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    “Exquisite Chair Displaying Vintage Framed Print Looking So Inviting! “Warm Lighting Is So Cozy Here, Making This Shop So Welcoming! Love How The Lavender Makes Everything Feel More French!” Beautiful Display In Symmetry! Pretty Floral Framed Artwork By Local Artist. “This Feels Like The French Countryside! The Light Is So Pretty Here And The Colors Are So Cheerful” “Original Artwork By Local Carmel Artist, Love This Precious Painting! The Rustic Ceramic Bowl Looks Quite At Home Mixed With The Pumpkins & Touches Of Nature!” “Two Feminine…
  • “Dreaming Of My Italian Countryside Villa”

    Kimberly Edwards
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    “Italians Love Light Creamy Backgrounds With Darker Contrasting Furniture. I Love The Charm Of This Old World Fireplace And I Really Find The Position Of The Chairs Facing Away From The Fireplace To Be Very Inviting!”   “Villa Negri” A Elegant Retreat Overlooking Lake Como. This Tasteful & Inviting Dining Room Is Welcoming Guests With It’s Charming Table Setting!” *This Villa Can Be Rented Thru “Elegant Villa Negri On The Shores Of Lake Como. Combining Italian Antiques With Yummy Bright Colors & Contemporary Art Work…
  • “Luscious Lamps To Light Up Your Spaces”

    Kimberly Edwards
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    “Beautiful Mixture Of Patterns & Textures Here. Gorgeous Sculptured Lamp With Cut Velvet Lamp Shade. The Vintage Mirror Is A Enchanting Background In Cream & Gold!” “Exquisite Vintage Dresden Figurine Lamp, Looking Very At Home In My Kitchen With Vintage Painting & Collectable Aluminum Water Pitcher.” “Exceptional French Lamp With Custom Made Lamp Shade, Definitely A Statement Piece With Lots Of Dramatic Elements!” “Love This Vintage Lamp! Aged Gold Metal Mixed With Marble Shaped Flowers, Lovely Artistry! Custom Pierre Deux Fabric Lamp…
  • Treasure Hunting At “Pacific Grove Antiques”

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

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    If you want to spend time outside and are looking for some furniture to enjoy your time on the patio or deck, you have to look at some outdoor lounge seats. These chairs are a great way to enjoy the sun, view and outdoor activities in style and give you a nice place to sit. […]
  • Stunning Electric Fireplace

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Winter is coming and nothing that provide warm into our house than a fireplace. The warmth, the smell, and the sound of crackle wood is the ones we need most at the times like this. A conventional fireplace need a lot of maintenance such as pile up the wood, clean the ash, keep off any […]
  • 17 Fascinating Pink Girl Bedroom Ideas

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    Bedroom for children is something that needs to be considered, because the bedroom is the only one place where your children could sleep well, also spend their time to learning and playing. If you have a girl, you should realize that they are really want special attention to all their needs. The girl bedroom design […]
  • 20 Interior Design Ideas That Will Make Your Home Look Awesome

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    There are many ways to make your home looks better, and the only thing you need is ideas. The thing is, when you eagerly want to change your home interior design into a better look, you’re stuck. Not everyone can find the right design for their house and turn it into a unique and refreshing […]
  • 18 Excellent Small Home Library Designs

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Who love to read would be very satisfied when you are around a lot of your favorite books, especially the books were written by the authors of your idol. If your closet shelves are no longer fit to accommodate many of your books, you should make it to be a small library with minimalist house […]
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  • 6 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Luxurious

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

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

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Largest home staging statistics survey taken of over 3500 homes sold in 2014 shows that on average, professional staging increases the value over 10% of unstaged comparables!  Spending around 1% in the “professional” staging of a home resulted in HUGE returns for the 2014 home seller.  In fact, we saw direct correlation between staging dollars spent and increase in sales price. Speed of Sale vs. Getting a Better Price It’s not just about “speed of sale” in today’s housing market but about making the most money out of your most valuable commodity.  While…
  • 5 Tips and 48 Cool Resources to Help Home Stagers Learn and Grow

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

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

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

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

    Tejas Madaye
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    Remodelling a home’s bathroom can be quite a task. If you are planning to remodel you bathroom then one should consider selecting an unusual or distinctive bathroom sink. The sink sets the tone for the entire bathroom. That’s why we suggest choosing this before anything else. Not a while black we discussed about kitchen sinks this time its all about about bathroom sinks. But before choosing a sink one much understand the various factors that lead to the selection of a bathroom sink. How big is your bathroom? Check the exact dimensions of the location for the new sink. Will your new…
  • Get your home Diwali ready

    Shruti Verma
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:27 pm
    This year how about taking your Diwali décor one notch higher than just the usual pair of diyas at your front door? Step 1: Declutter The same way the addition of a rug can change the way you look at a space, the removal of extra décor elements can give your room a fresh look, especially if some of these are in a run-down state. Nestopia is running a ‘Clean-up’ drive that can help you with this step. Read our decluttering suggestions on how to separate what you want to keep vs what to give away and connect with Nestopia with your give away list. Not only will you get a clutter-free…
  • Interior Design & Architecture Events (Oct-Nov 2014)

    Tejas Madaye
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Attention all architects and interior designers, Its design season as the months of October and November promises to give a flavour of the hottest products and innovations in the living, latest and changing trends of the consumer industry for the next buying season. Its a great opportunity for everyone in the design and construction industry to come together and discuss about the changing lifestyles in the country. Learning more about the burgeoning technologies, changing values, crossing cultures and economies and how all of these factors influence on how we ultimately live and the places we…
  • Freshen up your house with vibrant Flowers

    Shruti Verma
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    We normally associate flowers with marriages where we see them decorated and offered as gifts in the form of bouquets. But we often forget to use them in our homes on a regular basis. Thus we unknowingly miss out on the pleasure that flowers give us. As someone once said-People on other planets would think we would be mad with joy to live in a planet filled with flowers. WHY USE FLOWERS? Flowers have many qualities. They add beauty, vitality and paradoxically harmony. They make a room very cheerful and happy. As a matter of fact flowers are the only living things in our décor, whereas…
  • 7 Affordable Wall Decor Ideas

    Tejas Madaye
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Diwali is round the corner, its probably that time of the year when you start to put your ‘thinking caps on’ and make preparation for redecorating your homes. The ideal place to start the proceedings is by revamping the walls of your living place. If you have deep pockets then getting a Picasso or a modern M.F Hussein abstract painting is no big deal. But if your looking to go easy on your wallet and looking for a cheaper DIY solution and then you have stepped into the right place. There are several ways to make beautiful art for the walls of your home. But we lessened it down a…
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  • A Newton Kitchen Exudes New England Charm

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    When I think of New England, I think of a region steeped in history and distinct seasons. Fall being the most visually intense, turning trees into a kaleidoscope of colors and winters that feel bitter cold and at times, endless. With this in mind, Catherine designed a kitchen a few years ago in Newton where she took into consideration the beauty, charm, and cold winter months New England is notorious for.  As we enter the cold months, I find myself craving warm tones, rich pallettes, and cozy spaces. English Oak Custom Cabinetry adds Old World Charm Chocolate Marble Countertops adds Depth…
  • Interior Design of a Boston Brownstone

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    As interior designers, a large part of our job is to determine how a space should be utilized, so that it is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  Our design skills were challenged in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood when our clients purchased a residence in an 1872 brownstone.  It is a gorgeous home with grand rooms, high ceilings, and a lot of space.  However, there is no designated dining room. The owners sacrificed a separate dining room for two parking spots, an easy decision for those that know how difficult it is to park in Boston.  Our clients do a lot of entertaining…
  • Interior Design on Boston’s North Shore

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Happy Fall! It’s been a while since our last post and in that time, a lot has happened.  We have been working on several exciting design projects in Weston, Wellesley, and Newton, and we finally completed Catherine’s condo in Swampscott, on Boston’s North Shore.   We love the result and are so excited to share the finished product with you.  We are also happy to share that Catherine’s condo is featured in the October issue of North Shore Magazine! As Catherine and I conceptualized the interior design of her home, we found ourselves drawing inspiration from the homes…
  • Nearing Completion!

    15 Dec 2013 | 8:41 am
    We are finally nearing completion on the oceanfront condo project.  We are awaiting some final touches but are so excited about the way this home has taken shape, that we couldn’t wait to share two rooms that are finished.  Our vision was an elegant, light, and serene home.  While designing this space, we were inspired by the tranquility of the ocean and beauty of mother nature but also wanted to make these rooms feel elegant to fit Catherine and Mark’s lifestyle.  They appreciate subtle beauty and that was what Catherine and I aimed to achieve here as well as a harmonious…
  • A Client’s Happy Space

    21 Oct 2013 | 8:20 am
    For the past several months, Catherine and I have been working on a project in Wellelsey, MA.  Our clients bought a large colonial that needed a ton of renovations and updating.  They looked past the flaws and saw the potential of this beautiful home.  They knew it was special but there was one room in particular that influenced their decision to buy this house; the sunroom.  Completely encased in floor to ceiling windows, this room gets flooded with sunlight and looks out onto acres of conservation land.  it is a room that evokes pure serenity and the clients wanted to enhance that…
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    Interiors by Jacquin

  • 7 Ways to Make Your Home More Inviting

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Images via: 1  \  2  \  3Images via: 1  \  2 Images via: 1  \  2 \  3  \  4Images via: 1  \  2Images via: 1  \  2  \  3Images via: 1  \  2  \  3  \  4Images via: 1  \  21. Friendly Door Mat - Nothing says "Welcome" more than a friendly first impression! If you like the idea of putting your last name or a custom design on your door mat, then check out this tutorial for a DIY door mat at Old Blue Silo blog.  It's really easy!2. Arrange Furniture for Conversation…
  • Stunning Hotel Lobbies

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    For the traveler, the design of a hotel's lobby is a predictor of the experience to come, so it's no question why hotels are packing such a punch in their lobby design.                                                                                     Langam Hotel Chicago, Image via New York Times The Langham Hotel in Chicago (above) is just stunning with its custom glass…
  • The Etsy Eight: Awesome Etsy Finds of the Week

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
     1. Abstract oil painting - Now that it's Fall, add some warmth to your home with this sunny painting. (Siiso)2. Monique Leshman Signature Tunic in batik cream - Perfect tunic to pair with jeans this fall.  Available in several colors. (Monique Leshman)3. Cobalt feather lace earrings - Many styles and colors available (White Owl Jewelry)4. Fall monogram grapevine wreath - Just in time for Fall! (Wreath Dreams)5. Gatsby Collection monogram lucite mini-trays - You can customize these mini trays with your monogram!  They are perfect for storing keys, jewelry, office supplies and…
  • A Closet You Can Live In

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
     Image via LovelyClusters BlogEveryone enjoys the luxurious expanse of a walk-in closet.  Add a dash of chic accessories, equally attractive clothing, the perfect storage system, and voila!  You have the perfect walk-in closet.  The addition of a stunning chandelier and stylish arm chair, as in the closet above, certainly helps convey the feel of luxury!Photography by Jacob Hand, Anthony Michael Interior Design, Photo via Houzz                                     …
  • A Sculptural Expression

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Photo by Jamie Beck, Design by Elizabeth MartinArt is inseparable from design.  So, it's high time I let you know just how much I love art!  The stunning rooms featured here all reach a new depth by including artistic sculptures.  Above we see the earthy "O" sculpture in the background, and the distinct walking sculpture in the foreground. These sculptures become a part of the space and give life to the room even when completely unoccupied. This blog will feature a variety of art forms both within and beyond the realm of interior design.  So, let's explore together…
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    Raising The Unknown

  • 4 Elements Of Interior Design For A Spooktacular Halloween Decoration

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    ‘Tis the season to be freaky hardi har har har! The night of ghosts, ghouls, zombies and those entire axe swinging killers will come out to party and let loose. No need for expensive blings to get their love and attention, just remember these 4 elements and you are on your way to setting up a party fit for the creepiest of the creepies. 1. LIGHT Our Halloween friends are not much of a light-lover, but a little tweak of this element would definitely get them running towards the light. There are several ways to toning down the light.  From cheese cloths, glow sticks, paper cut outs and even…
  • Scary Design Flops

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:17 pm
    These designs are very timely for the upcoming Halloween celebration. Get more design flops here
  • gravity-gravity: Source: Alexander White

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    gravity-gravity: Source: Alexander White
  • Wooden bathrooms is the new sexy accent. Get more of this ideas...

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Wooden bathrooms is the new sexy accent. Get more of this ideas here.
  • 5 Important Points You Need To Know Before Your HDB Gets Renovated

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    There was this one time in dream land that you were living in a stylish flat. The colors, walls, floors and all that bling were oozing with finesse and style, so mesmerizing that you don’t want to go back to reality. Waking up you looked around your flat and decided it desperately needed some tweaking. But, wait. You are living in an HDB. You are in Singapore. This is not your regular renovation situation. Apparently, HDB renovations have specifics. Rules. Regulations. The whole nine yards. But, the good thing is, the HDB department has online pages of information you need to know before…
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