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  • Industrial Modern: Our Top Picks

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

    Alicita Rodriguez
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Designtex is introducing two new high-performance fabrics, Big Dot and Little Dot. Made of 100% polyurethane, these fabrics offer excellent stain resistance and durability, even in the most demanding environments. Equipped with Cleangene + Silicone finish, Big Dot and Little Dot are coated with an advanced polymer system that resists both water- and oil-based stains. Ground-Breaking Cleanage + Silicone Enhances Stain Resistance Big Dot is a small-scale geometric that resembles a solid when viewed from a distance. Available in 15 colorways, Big Dot is ideal for healthcare, hospitality, and…
  • A Pavilion-Style Studio Home that Welcomes Guests

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

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    24 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Infinite Glass: Pattern+ by 3Form, $48 per square footThe gradient in this pressed-glass product offers privacy while still allowing light to shine through. It’s available in a wealth of customizable colors and patterns.
  • Get the Look: Modern Farmhouse Style

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

    Alicita Rodriguez
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Shaw Contract Group collaborated with the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council on its new collection of education carpet, entitled Cut & Compose. In order to help create green schools for everyone, Shaw is donating a percentage of Cut & Compose sales to the Green Apple initiative, which strives to make educational spaces healthier and more sustainable. Education Carpet That Gives Back The collection of educational carpet includes broadloom and modular tiles in five patterns: Copy, Construct, Rotate, Collage, and Digits. These can be combined to create dynamic and…
  • Heimtextil 2015: Trends Round Up Part 2

    Ali Morris
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    From shimmering metallics to photorealistic stone effects, in the second part of our two-part trend round-up we hone in on the subtle textures and patterns that caught our eye at last week’s Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt.  Geometric Textures Tapetenfabrik Gebrüder Rasch Tapetenfabrik Gebrüder Rasch Sintra Trading Pongs BN International Origami BN International BN International Elitis Pickhardt + Siebert Stone and Strata Essenza Lameirinho Print4 Wallcoverings York Wallcoverings Metallics Tapetex BN International Graham & Brown KAS Light Cube Tecido Light Cube Tecido Muraspec…
  • Big Dot & Little Dot High-Performance Fabrics by Designtex

    Alicita Rodriguez
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Designtex is introducing two new high-performance fabrics, Big Dot and Little Dot. Made of 100% polyurethane, these fabrics offer excellent stain resistance and durability, even in the most demanding environments. Equipped with Cleangene + Silicone finish, Big Dot and Little Dot are coated with an advanced polymer system that resists both water- and oil-based stains. Ground-Breaking Cleanage + Silicone Enhances Stain Resistance Big Dot is a small-scale geometric that resembles a solid when viewed from a distance. Available in 15 colorways, Big Dot is ideal for healthcare, hospitality, and…
  • Heimtextil 2015: Exhibitor Highlights

    Ali Morris
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Record numbers of visitors (around 67,000 at the most recent count) descended on Frankfurt’s sprawling Messe exhibition complex last week to see the latest wallcoverings and fabrics showcased at international textiles trade show Heimtextil 2015. DesignerPages trawled the show’s 2700 exhibitor booths to bring you a round up of our favorite new launches and exhibitors fresh from the Messe’s halls. BN Wallcoverings showcased a new collection inspired by the iconic works of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. Featuring the artist’s distinctive brush stroke textures, the…
  • Heimtextil 2015: Trends Round Up Part 1

    Ali Morris
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In the first part of our two-part trends round up we highlight some of the more flamboyant patterns, textures and colors seen at Heimtextil in Frankfurt last week. There was a focus on the exotic with many exhibitors showing wallpapers and textiles covered in brightly colored tribal-inspired patterns, tropical palms and animal prints.  Tribal-Inspired Eijffinger KAS Australia Tapetenfabrik Gebrüder Rasch Palm Prints Pickhardt + Siebert Pad Heimtextil Trends Theme Park Graham & Brown A.S. Création A.S. Création Decoprint Eijffinger Tapetenfabrik Gebrüder Rasch Animal Prints Erismann…
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  • Master Builder Crafts a Dream Workshop (9 photos)

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Imagine the workshop a master craftsman would build for himself. “I knew if I built it using our standard methods, it would be $200,000, easy,” says John Zerrer, builder and owner of a high-end design-build firm in historic Stockton, New Jersey. Zerrer runs his business operations from a barn on...
  • Houzz Tour: ’50s Ranch Redo Could Be a Keeper (17 photos)

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Designer Ryan Brown has moved 20 times in the past 12 years. As a frequent house flipper (if he looks familiar, you may recognize him from Bravo’s show Flipping Out), he’d live in homes that were staged to perfection for a few months until they were sold, then he’d move on, often selling...
  • How Thermal Mass Keeps You Warm and Cool (17 photos)

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s been around since Roman times, so it’s not exactly new, but we hear the term “thermal mass” bandied around these days when we talk about passive solar design and sustainable homes. So what exactly does it mean? If you want to maintain a comfortable temperature all year...
  • Historic Stone Barn Now a Country Farmhouse Kitchen (10 photos)

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Some barns are built in open country, surrounded by fields; others are situated next to a farmhouse so that valuable livestock or goods are close at hand. This 17th-century barn adjoins the home of Arran and Anna Stevens. Once the couple had renovated their house, they turned their attention to...
  • Shop Houzz: London Calling (82 photos)

    25 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Each city has its own distinctive style and flavor. In her book Home Style by City, author Ida Magntorn shares how to create a London vibe with a home full of quirky, unexpected and humorous pieces, along...
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  • decor8 Collaboration with Pinterest

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Hello everyone! I have to mention this fun collaboration currently going on between Pinterest and decor8. But first, are you following my boards? And are you on Pinterest too? Because if so, leave your @ name in the comments below so I can check out your pins. Ok, so anyway, they approached me to represent them as their Pinterest expert and of course, I said heck yes because I’m such a fan and use their site daily to share my own work and the many inspirational lifestyle-related things that I find online plus I create tons of private boards to plan the various projects I’m…
  • Happy Weekend!

    17 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    I’d like to wish all of you a wonderful weekend! I’m taking Monday off but I’ll be back on Tuesday with another Blog Trends column and some more goodies throughout the week. Do you have any nice plans this weekend? Whatever you do, I hope you have a good time and enjoy yourself. Here are some links below that I’ll leave you with to enjoy and as always, thank you for sharing a little bit of your time to read decor8 this week, I always appreciate it so much.   You may have missed… My friend Timmi from FvonF in Berlin sent me the FvF Books – in love! A…
  • Home with Heart: A Classical Modern Belgian Family Home

    15 Jan 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hey guys! It’s Holly Marder and I’m back again this month to take you through another inspiring interior for my Homes with Heart column. This month, I’m excited to introduce you to Dutch designer Christian Kocx, whose beautiful home in Belgium was the subject behind my lens in late October. Blending the home’s original, classical features with his minimalist sense of style, this home intrigued me from the moment I stepped inside. Let’s take a look around, shall we? Christian and his partner Isabel Dooms have called this 1925 historic Turnhout, Belgium, property…
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  • Dreamy Panchoran Retreat is made from old telephone poles and bamboo from the forests of Bali

    Yuka Yoneda
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Read the rest of Dreamy Panchoran Retreat is made from old telephone poles and bamboo from the forests of Bali Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: bali green hotel, bali hotel, eco design, eco-tourism, green design, green hotel, green tourism, linda garland, panchoran, panchoran retreat, Recycled Materials, sustainable design, Sustainable Hotel
  • The foldable Solight Solarpuff solar-powered lantern provides off-grid light where there is no electricity

    Nicole Jewell
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    What do you get when you cross a solar-powered LED lantern with a foldable pop-up box? The Solarpuff, that’s what! Created by the good people at Solight, this lightweight, portable, solar-powered LED lantern is designed to be an economical off-grid lighting solution for the developing world where access to electricity is limited, as well as a viable emergency response lighting solution during crisis situations. Read the rest of The foldable Solight Solarpuff solar-powered lantern provides off-grid light where there is no electricity Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags:…
  • Spine-tingling photos of highliners camped out hundreds of feet up in the Italian Alps

    Ana Lisa
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Read the rest of Spine-tingling photos of highliners camped out hundreds of feet up in the Italian Alps Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Alp mountains, alps, hammock, Hammocks, HIGHLINE, Highline Meeting festival, highlining, italian alps, italy, Monte Piana, mountain highlining, mountains, slackers, slackline, slackline festival, suspended hammocks, tightrope, tightropes
  • Google Glass is dead, long live Google Glass

    Cat DiStasio
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
      The opportunity to buy Google Glass is now past. The test drive is over. The beta install has expired. The free trial membership has ended. The testing phase of the product development life cycle has come to a close, and Google Glass has graduated. Early adopters who already scored a pair are probably wondering what will happen next. Read on to find out. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: augmented reality, Explorer, Google, Google Glass, product testing, Products, software, Technology, wearable technology
  • Step into the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm with these amazing landscape photos

    Cat DiStasio
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Read the rest of Step into the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm with these amazing landscape photos Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: beautiful, Brothers Grimm, ethereal, fairytale, german, Kilian Schönberger, landscapes, magical, Nature, photographs, Photography
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  • Living Kitchen 2015 – January 19-25

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

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

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

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

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

    Ada Teicu
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
    Rising next to a forest’s edge, this child-friendly family home in Aarhus, Denmark, invites the green surroundings inside throguh a series of openings, skylights and mesmerizing floor-to-ceiling windows. Designed by C.F. Møller Architects, the home simply known as Villa R occupies a generous lot near a forest. Within this easily breathable environment, the family can relax and live modernly while enjoying a home built for their particular needs. Local building regulations imposed such things as the one-storey high structure or reinforce the idea that the new family home…
  • Hidden Illustrations Revealed Under UV Lighting by Canada’s Newest Passport Designs

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    For those interested in design and its infinite possibilities, have a look at these Canadian passports and their surprising security feature! Canada’s newest passport designs may look common at a first glance ( with the information and photo area, along with the typical numbered pages), but if you place one under UV lighting, everything changes. Security additions that are revealed by black light are common, but this is something special and you have probably already understood why.Take a look at the gallery below and head here to see original photos taken of Canadian passports. What…
  • Bright Two-Room Apartment in Sweden Exhibiting an Interesting Modern Layout

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    Making the most of its central location in the lovely city of Gothemburg, Sweden, this bright and spacious two-room apartment offers extensive surrounding views. Spotted on Alvhem, the crib is located in a turn of the century building and preserves some original elements, such as the impressive ceiling height and wooden floors, which were, of course, renovated. As you enter through the generously-sized hallway, you have a global image of the apartment, with its stylish living zone and kitchen organized in an open layout. The kitchen is fully equipped and has an unusual amount of storage and…
  • Surprising Modern Deronda Residence Located Just Below the Hollywood Sign

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    Deronda Residence is an imposing family home located near the apex of Beachwood Canyon, in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California. According to the architects at Space International, the project is originally composed of two main volumes, “shifted off-axis from each another to accentuate the difference in program which lies within”. Terraces and sliding glass windows connect the interiors with the expansive views available from just below the Hollywood sign.Separate living functions are delivered by the two volumes: “The more public living areas of the house are…
  • Connecting Three Historic Dwellings with a Modern Extension: Inspiring House in Vexin

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Recently completed by French architect Jean-Philippe Doré, House in Vexin is an inspiring project that connects three historic homes with a modern extension. One of the main challenges was to renovate the existing buildings in the spirit of the village, while maintaining details such as the traditional roof tiles and the original lime plaster. On the other hand, it was necessary to highlight the contemporary volume with external aluminum joinery and internal raw materials such as polished concrete, black steel and oak.The extension offers minimalist interiors, with white plastered…
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  • Highlights from Maison & Objet 2015

    Allie Weiss
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    Elizabeth Leriche, a designer and stylist, presented a powerful collection of both burgeoning and established artisans in her Human Made exhibition on the show floor, one of three “inspiration rooms” presented at the fair that underscore the year’s theme. “Making involves our very humanity itself…today there is a growing interest in a philosophy of manual production, an appreciating for the hand and a multitude of skills from yesterday. It is a precursor to the advent of a new productive society.”
  • 5 Brilliantly Hued Surface Materials

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Infinite Glass: Pattern+ by 3Form, $48 per square footThe gradient in this pressed-glass product offers privacy while still allowing light to shine through. It’s available in a wealth of customizable colors and patterns.
  • Up Your Furniture Game with Exquisite Walnut (And a Touch of Marble)

    Marianne Colahan
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    The Walnut and Marble Storage Cube from 2131 takes the simplicity of a box and elevates it with rich walnut wood and luxe marble. The cube includes one interior surface that has been inlaid with Italian Calacatta Gold marble, which elegantly frames the storage cube’s contents. Available in small and large sizes, the Walnut and Marble Cubes can be stacked to create a distinctive storage display, or they can be used individually as a striking accent.
  • Petite Prefab with Stunning Views of the Texas Landscape

    24 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    The house has two modules: a living space on the left and a utilities, laundry, and outdoor kitchen on the right.  Image courtesy of Alchemy Architects.
  • Serene All-White Rooms

    Allie Weiss
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Resolution 4: Architecture designed a clean-lined Union Square duplex for an expat couple with two children. Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs are arranged around a wooden dining table in one sunny corner of the apartment.
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  • Coat Hanger by Norm Architects

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Another coat hanger? You might think this is an intervention for your messy hallway, but really, it’s just because the weather is so cold and wet out there, that I can’t help but show hooks and hangers for you to hang your hat (and coat). The Coat Hanger by Norm Architects is slightly different from the others featured recently; it’s a long, vertical rod attached to the wall with one hook and two levels for your shoes/bag and other small sundries. Think of it as your very own private and inanimate butler, for you and you alone, to last until the robots fill the job. Perhaps…
  • Nest Office Caddy

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    Hmm, this little office caddy has caught my eye with its simple compartments for those small(ish) desk essentials. However, it’s not just for paperclips and rubber bands; stack a few for extra storage or use the steel frame as a stand for your phone or tablet. The frame may also be used as a handle if you tend to move around your home or office to work. Designer: Umbra Shift. Size: 10.25″ l x 4.5″ w x 6.5″ h (26×11.5×15.5cm) Box dimensions: 10.25″ l x 4.5″ w x 2.5″ h (26×11.5×6.5cm) Material: Ash, steel From our archives;…
  • Book Binder

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    Hmm, here’s something different in the world of bookends. Instead of two separate stand-alone ends, this book binder has an elastic band to hold the books together. The flexibility of the band allows you to remove or add books as you like without them tumbling over and also makes it possible for the stack to be freestanding wherever you wish. Two end pieces of raw oak and an elastic band hold the books together. Designed by Christoffer Martens for Menu A/S. Small: each end piece ~ 5.5″ x 7.75″ x 0.75″ with a 44″l elastic band Large: each end piece ~ 9″ x…
  • Marina Mirror Rack

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Here’s an oak coatrack to ease your entryway woes. Where to hang your bags and coats? Three steel hooks off to the left take care of that. Where to check your face before you leave the house? In the generously sized two-foot diameter mirror, that’s where. That’s plenty of space to make sure you look somewhat presentable, especially in a spatially challenged area like an entry hall. Handcrafted in Chicago by Strand Design. 40″Wx3″Dx24″H -Handcrafted of urban-sourced oak -Hand-rubbed tung oil finish -Glass mirror with polished edge -Three powdercoated steel…
  • Houses Throw by Alyson Fox

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    Need another throw to keep your toes warm? This one is a good choice, as it’s made of 100% baby Alpaca Jacquard (by a socially sustainable collective in Peru, no less) and has a hand embroidered pattern by Alyson Fox. Yes, you’ve probably heard of Alyson Fox and, yes, you probably love her just as much as everyone else. Maybe you’ve seen her rug designs or maybe you’ve run across images of her house via Freunde von Freunden, either way, there’s no arguing she’s got talent. Design Country: USA Material: 100% Baby Alpaca Jacquard Dimensions: 72″ L x…
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  • High Flying Design: Boeing Wing Recycled into Futuristic Desk

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    Sharp and sleek, the glossy white surface of this futuristic desk design is crafted from a reclaimed Boeing airplane wing. French design firm Les Ateliers FLOWN created the Cantilevers desk using a section of wing from a full-scale 737-800 aircraft, measuring about thirteen feet across. The designers envision it as bridging the space between land and air, bringing what is normally seen high in the sky to ground level. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Liquid-Cooled Combined Computer-and-Desk Design Hidden Desk: Secret Spaces in a Simple Wood Dining…
  • Monster Sighting: Nessie Ladle Scoops Up Beastly Meals

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    A whimsical kitchen wouldn't be complete without utensils that look like toys. The completely lovable Nessie Ladle from Ototo is an adorable way to spoon up soups, stews, and sauces. The ladle is shaped like the well-loved Loch Ness monster, with a body that holds your food and a long handle that looks just like the neck and head of Nessie. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: This Chicken Leg Holds Spices to Jazz up Your Cooking Whale-Shaped Pot Strainer Boasts Giant Kitchen Adorableness Sweet Dreaming Whale Swimming in the Deep Warm Tea Perfectly…
  • Plush Dreams: Stacked Cushion Sofas Swaddle You in Softness

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Making a pile of cushions and jumping on top is a favorite childhood activity, but who says comfy cushion piles have to be left behind once you grow up? Lounge of Layers, designed by Katrin Greiling for Droog, is a series of seats made of super-soft, stacked cushions stitched together. Droog sells the Lounge of Layers pieces with or without backs. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Lounge on a Cloud in Your Living Room with the Cirrus Sofa Destined to Be Dated: Cute QWERTY Futon Made for Geeks Cantilevered Concrete Slab Sofas: Living Room…
  • Contemporary Golf Course Home Climbs its Way Up Sloped Lot

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In the midst of a wooded golf course in Sayo District, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, this gorgeous contemporary home offers plenty of family gathering space and breathtaking views. It was designed for an elderly couple by Den-Nen Architecture. The home's lot is slanted, with the top point lying six meters above the level of the road. Thus, the floorplan is divided into two wings which progressively climb the slant. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Indoor Outdoor Space: Enclosed Walkway Gives Privacy + Light Twin Volume Home Surrounds Connecting Glass…
  • Modernist Desk Hides Away Cords to Keep Top Clutter Free

    19 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Desktops easily get cluttered with cords, cables, and chargers along with all of the gadgets and accessories we use daily. Artifox's minimalist Desk 01 keeps the clutter at bay with a series of channels, grooves, and built-in docks. The desktop - available in maple or walnut hardwood - sports a hole through which cords pass into the small chamber just beneath. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Steampunk Work Bench: Antique Looks, Modern Tech Homework Desk Can be Customized to Workspace Needs Recliner Desk: New Angle on Laptop Work Surfaces…
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  • Velvetty Smooth

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

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

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

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

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

    Carmen Natschke
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
    Home Decor Resources: 1/ Dolce Capiz Shell Pendant Chandelier, 2/Pauline Wall Sconce in White with Sea Urchin Details – Ro Sham Beaux, 3/ Homer Shell Table Lamp with Square Shade – Safavieh, 4/Multi-Toned White Natural Shell Panel Wall Sconce – Playa , and 5/Sea Shell Rose Light Pendant in White – Regina Andrew.The post Sea Jewels: Lighting Inspired by the Beauty of the Sea appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Magazine.
  • 2015 Furniture & Decor Color Trends

    Carmen Natschke
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Decor elements: 1.  Agatha Suspension Light – LZF // 2. Cedar Rose Crystal Cane Candle – Agraria Home // 3. Moonshadow Red Sectional – W. Schillig  //  4. Eugene Stoltzfus’ Nimbus Cork Rectangle Coffee Table in Ruby with Black Steel Base. //  5. Aster’s Newport Red Decorative Pillow – Company C Decor elements: 1. Giuudita Swivel Club Chair – W. ... Read MoreThe post 2015 Furniture & Decor Color Trends appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Magazine.
  • 220 Elm Showroom Tour: Fall 2014 High Point Furniture & Design Show

    Carmen Natschke
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    In my previous post, I highlighted 13 European manufacturers from five countries that are renowned for their ground breaking contemporary design and style: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Italy & Germany – all of which exhibit twice a year, during the High Point Furniture and Design market,  in the 220 Elm building.  Today, we continue our tour of 220 Elm with some furniture and ... Read MoreThe post 220 Elm Showroom Tour: Fall 2014 High Point Furniture & Design Show appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Magazine.
  • Gift Guide for the Glamorous Gallivanter

    Carmen Natschke
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:28 am
    Luxurious gift ideas for the glamorous gallivanter on your list.  I share a few of my favorite finds from my trip to Venice as well as a few things that evoke beautiful memories of my trip to Italy such as the Bitter Orange home fragrance from Agraria Home.The post Gift Guide for the Glamorous Gallivanter appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Magazine.
  • STYLE SKETCH: One Piece/Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect

    Carmen Natschke
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Introducing New Feature: STYLE SKETCH Style Sketch: One Piece – Toscaa Leather Sectional by W. Schillig; Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect (full boards and decor details below). STYLE SKETCH STORY: The Why Behind the Idea A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the ... Read MoreThe post STYLE SKETCH: One Piece/Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Magazine.
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    Material Girls Blog

  • What Happens in Vegas….

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

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

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

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

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

    Remodelista Team
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    We've just spent a week exploring Italian design, so we're in a good mood. Here are some other things that are making us happy. Above: Duncan Hannah, the F. Scott Fitzgerald of the art world, has a show on at Modernism in SF (have you seen his Penguin book cover paintings?). Modernism is at 685 Market Street; the opening reception is on Thursday, January 29, 5:30 to 8 pm; we'll be there, please come say hello. The show is called Foreign Affairs and it runs through February 28.  Above: We're off scented candles; we've moved on to incense (smokier, more mysterious). So has Lauren…
  • Raw Yet Refined: Carlo e Camilla in Milan

    Julie Carlson
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Milan's rawest yet most refined restaurant, Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, is located in a former 1930s sawmill (segheria is Italian for sawmill). The space, designed by Tanja Solci, has been left mostly untouched; the glamour comes from a suite of vintage cut-crystal chandeliers, fanciful dinnerware by Richard Ginori, and starkly modern dining chairs from Cappellini.  Above: The magisterial banquet tables. Above L: The tables can seat 70. Above R: The view from the chandeliers. Above: Fanciful Richard Ginori teapots. Above: Against fresco-like walls, white Fronzoni '64 chairs…
  • Curvaceous Designs from Pianoprimo in Milan

    Sarah Lonsdale
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    These curvy glass designs and full-figured baskets stopped us in our tracks on a recent visit to Garde in LA.  They're the work of Italian interior designers Fabio Cocchi and Luigi Rotta of Pianoprimo, who have been creating elegantly playful household staples since the early nineties. Garde owners Scotti Sitz and John Davidson discovered the duo at last fall's Maison et Objet and have just introduced the collection to the US. Anderson says, "We love that the designs look classic but very original at the same time. Besides being beautiful to look at, they can all be put to everyday…
  • Design Sleuth: Metal Clips as Art Holders

    Julie Carlson
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    In the home of art collector and midcentury furniture dealer Demetrio Zanetti, high (velvet lounge chair, midcentury table and light) mixes well with low (metal clips as art hanging system).  Above: Two canvases hang from metal clips nailed to the wall. Photograph by Davide Lovatti. Above: Zanetti's finds come directly from his own 20th-century design gallery, Demos Mobilia, in Chiasso, Switzerland. Photograph by Davide Lovatti. Above: Vintage Binder Clips from Etsy have more character than new ones from Staples; a set of Seven Binder Clips is $15 from Pivot 180. Above L: A…
  • Trending on Gardenista: Garden Secrets, Marijuana Grower's Guide Included

    Remodelista Team
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    How to keep cut flowers fresh the longest? The realest looking fake foliage? The secret to cultivating weed at home (yes, where it's legal)? This week, Michelle and crew crack the codes. Above: "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey and family (and chickens and donkeys) live in a Frank Gehry–designed Malibu spread. Take a look, including a Before & After Tour of the Garden and Grounds. Above: If you happen to live in one of the states where marijuana cultivation at home is legal, you might want to give it a try. In Growing Guide: 11 Tips to Grow Your Own Marijuana, Michelle explains it…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Alexander Wang Designs $8,800 Beanbag Chair — Design News

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Alexander Wang is the latest fashion designer to design furniture. His three piece capsule collection for the Italian design company Poltrona Frau debuts in February, and includes a $8,8oo leather beanbag chair and a bar cabinet that's $18,500. READ MORE »
  • The Best Cleaning & Organizing Rules I Learned from My Mother

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Cynthia's Sunny Accents Now that I have my own home and family to care for, the things my mother taught me about cleaning are not only valuable because they came from her, but because they are nuggets of wisdom probably passed down through more than two generations. They've stood the test of time and they sure make my life easier and my home cleaner. From my home and family to yours, here are the best cleaning and organizing rules I learned from my mother. READ MORE »
  • Jessica & Zak's Bright & Bold Brooklyn Apartment — House Call

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Name: Jessica & Zak Location: Brooklyn, New York My husband Zak and I have a 1200 square foot home in Brooklyn, New York. We are both creative people (I am a designer and art director, he is a cinematographer). We love industrial, modern and traditional styles and our home is an eclectic mix of these things. READ MORE »
  • Lauren Conrad's The Little Market Debuts Olive Wood Collection — Design News

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Lauren Conrad's globally-focused The Little Market launched their olive wood collection this week. Made by artisans in developing nations, the durable (and beautifully striped) serveware ranges from $10 to $46. READ MORE »
  • Dani and Dave's Scandinavian Minimalist Home — House Tour

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Name: Dani, Dave & Freddy (4 years old) Valentine Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 4 years; owned The Valentines live in Coquitlam, British Columbia which is about 25 minutes outside of Vancouver. You may remember from awhile back Dani's House Call of their Scandinavian, minimalist inspired home. I had to get the chance to see this home for myself and trekked out for a visit to explore this family's beautiful, simplistic space. As soon as you step through the door the skylights and sunbeams take your breath away. It is truly a bright gem. Open…
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Get the Look: Modern Farmhouse Style

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    I was talking to an architect the other day who told me she’s found “everybody wants a modern farmhouse these days.” It seems the bulk of folks asking for this style aren’t exactly outside milking cows at 5 a.m. (though quite a handful have their own urban chicken coops and edible gardens). So what exactly does this style include? I find it’s a twist on spartan farmhouse classics and materials that would be found around the homestead with some contemporary pieces and bold color mixed in. Here’s a look at some of our favorite furniture and accessory choices…
  • Industrial Modern: Our Top Picks
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Industrial modern is a design phrase that gets thrown around a lot but what exactly does it mean? To us, there is always an element that throws back to the era between the start of the  industrial age and the dawn of international style. Industrial modern style can spring from living in a loft that used to be a warehouse back in the 1930s, adding reclaimed wood with a long interesting history, going a bit steampunk or using pipes as part of shelving structure, adding factory-style windows, providing classic metal stools inspired by 1930s French cafes and more. A good industrial modern room…
  • 2015 — The Year of Marsala

    4 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Now that it’s officially the year of Marsala, according to Pantone, tell us, will you use the color around the home? The choice for Color of the Year seemed pulled out of thin air to me. However, I like earthy tones, and Marsala brings to mind a Moroccan souk, Turkish kilims and terracotta in Spanish Colonial and other Mediterranean architecture. I can imagine it as a nighttime lip color or suede boots. Here are a few ways we like it in interior design. Room by Scott Sanders LLC Marsala looks great on the walls in a dining room or library; here, interior designer Scott Sanders has toned…
  • SALE! 15% Off Gus Modern
    2 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    If you’re in the middle of rethinking your furniture and interior design for 2015, now’s a good time to shop. We are offering 15% off all Gus Modern for the entire month of January. Here are just a few highlights to tempt you. Gus Modern GT Rocker Gus Modern Carmichael Bed Gus Modern Transit Bench Gus Modern Bloor Sofa Gus Modern Wireframe End Table Gus Modern Spanner Chair Gus Modern Davinport Bi-Sectional Sofa Gus Modern Hex Ottoman Shop all Gus Modern
  • Ring in the New Year With a Trio Classic Artek Stools
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:26 am
    Any house can use some fresh pieces to help bring in the new year. We love Alvar Aalto’s Artek Stools, and Artek has given us not one, not two, but THREE to give away to a lucky reader. It’s super-easy to enter, so read on to figure out how. The trio contains each of the following: 1) Cream lacquered seat with standard black legs 2) Dark blue lacquered seat with standard birch legs 3) Purple lacquered seat with standard birch legs To enter, just use the hashtag #DESIGNPUBLICAALTO on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Or retweet the tweet about it. You can order once per media outlet…
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    Home Design Find

  • A Mexican-Mediterranean Idyll on Emerald Bay

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

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

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

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

    Susan Kraemer
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    This amazing transparent house overlooking Rupanco Lake, Puyehue in Chile is by Squella Arquitectos. The house truly blends so well into the surrounding trees so as to disappear entirely. The roof of the house is entirely constructed of 4′ X 8′ plywood, and the posts separating the glass is similarly, just 4″ X 8″ posts. The extremely transparent design makes you feel that you are simply sheltering in a forest glad by the lake. Add to the transparency the extremely elevated ceiling, as if a canopy of trees is all there is far overhead. With the glazing extending all…
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  • Link love

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Sophisticated and clean interior by Mim Design. Give your phone a make over with this diy marbled phone case tutorial.  If you are thinking of your next wanderlust.. here's 10 reasons to travel!  Going crazy with these geometric shelving...  Vintage-inspired Bathroom Gorgeous Macrame Planters.. You can learn to make them in our Knots and Ropes Class with Natalie Miller coming in May! Don't miss this! Raspberry and Limoncello Ice Cream Pretty pastel-coloured ceramics Printable Valentines Cards to give your sweeties.  Xo, The Bloesem Team  
  • Dainty & Simple

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:27 pm
    {1. Twisted ring ; 2. Button rings ; 3. & 4. Label necklaces ; 5. Petit pois earrings } Minimal jewelry is so on trend right now and it's no surprise, they are simply gorgeous. So feminine and adds a little something to every outfit. Plus they go well with everything, so you don't really have to change up your jewelry from day to day. Eva Schreuder hand makes these gorgeous gold and silver pieces that are just a bit out of the box. A favourite of ours has got to be the label necklace. So understated and delicate, looks perfect layered up! .. Eva Schreuder
  • The Working Capitol

    20 Jan 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Dubbed the sexiest new working space in Singapore, The Working Capitol is a real stunner. We are in awe of the beautiful photography done of the space and we'd love to go down and have a look for ourselves! Singapore has so many up and coming spots to check out.. next time you start to think the place you live in is getting boring, we suggest you have another look around. There just might be something new that will inspire you. .. Photos courtesy of The Working Capitol
  • In the Raw

    20 Jan 2015 | 12:28 am
    A best seller in the Bloesem shop, this nifty little sponge packs a punch when it comes to cleansing our skin. You guys are familar with Not.A.Sponge* since we last introduced their 3 different sponges. Their konjac sponges also come in 2 different sizes, a round one for the face, a perfect fit in the palm of your hand and a rectangular larger one that's for the body.  We loved doing the styling for this shoot because of how much we enjoyed the previous styling assignment and also because we got to try working with a model that as you would know is something a little different on for…
  • Link Love

    15 Jan 2015 | 11:58 pm
    The Finnish charm.. Pencils turned into vases Beautiful packaging is half the battle won.. Soul Sunday. Do you still read actual books? Or are books becoming a thing of the past? Valentine Cheesecake Our calligraphy class has been included in a list of 50 romantic things to do in Singapore, so won't you come and bring your partner along too!  10 Ways to Jazz up a boring Hallway  Gorgeous Loft Space Xo, The Bloesem Team
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    2Modern Blog

  • New at 2Modern: Surya Rugs and Accessories (2Modern)
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    New to 2Modern are the rugs and woven accessories of Surya, a modern textiles brand whose commitment to high quality, accessibly priced products has remained unwavering for 25 years. Surya’s collaborations with designers like Aimee Wilder and Jill Rosenwald have yielded a range of contemporary rugs, modern furniture pieces, and accessories defined by simple patterns and neutral tones, appealing to the modern design enthusiast while enhancing most any contemporary interior space. 2Modern is pleased to include Surya amongst our 2015 brand offerings; see our Surya collection here.
  • 2015 Sticker-Calendar by Nendo (2Modern)
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:15 pm
    It’s not too late in the year to consider a 2015 calendar, and Japanese design studio Nendo has one of the more whimsical ones yet. Their Sticker-Calendar is, as its name indicates, both calendar and sticker set, designed to segue into each month as each day’s sticker is peeled away. Seasonal illustrations which decorate each month’s page are gradually revealed, much like the seasons themselves unfold. “The design breathes new life into the sticker backing, which would normally serve no purpose but to hold the stickers,” say the designers. Can’t argue…
  • New Arrival: Corridor Compact Bar from BDI (2Modern)
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Talk about a potent cocktail recipe! The new Corridor Compact Bar from BDI may be just what imbibing modernists have been waiting for. A stylish contemporary freestanding bar doesn’t come around everyday, let alone one with functional efficiency and handsome Mid Century overtones—but the Corridor Compact Bar possesses both, in spades. The latest addition to BDI’s Corridor series, which includes Home Theatre Cabinet and TV Console, this beautifully contained bar comes stocked with racks for wine and glasses, shelving for spirits and shakers, and drawers for implements and…
  • In Canada, a Grotto Sauna Sculpted from Wood (2Modern)
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:26 am
    Toronto architectural firm PARTISANS has conceived of and created a freestanding sauna on a private Canadian island that takes its inspiration from the undulating form of a grotto. Grotto Sauna, built on a prehistoric rock formation, straddles the line between sculpture and architecture, appearing to be a simple rectilinear volume on the outside, but masking an exquisite set of curves on the inside. “Challenging the standards of current practices in the construction industry, we worked directly with a millwork and steel fabrication partner on every detail. Together, we…
  • Sonneman: A Way of Light (2Modern)
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Recent 2015 arrivals at 2Modern include the elegant lighting designs of Sonneman. The American modern lighting company, founded by New York-born designer Robert Sonneman, has carved out a niche in the lighting design field distinct for its refined esthetic sensibilities and artful profiles. Noted models include the Atelier Pendant series, a graceful contemporary design of exposed light bulbs and linear metal arms, that strikingly blurs the line between sculpture and lighting. The Quattro collection of table and wall lamps—with flat-panel, glare-free LED illumination and colored…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Food & Wine America's Best Doughnuts

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

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

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

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

    Michael Landfair
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Here's another "How to..." article from RenovatingNYC. The first was Why You Should Hire A Licensed Contractor on the importance of hiring a licensed professional. It’s tempting to let cost dictate your decision making but you might find that a contractor with a low estimate relative to other bidders may be unlicensed or uninsured. What are the first steps when choosing an electrical contractor? It’s important to determine your needs, verify potential bidders, and choose someone you can trust and feel will do the job well. It can feel a little overwhelming, but…
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    25 Jan 2015 | 5:37 pm
    It’s that time of the year when we remember our significant other, and, hopefully, we are remembered by our significant other, or our children or parents.  Or maybe you will just treat yourself to some roses and chocolates!  Why not?!To celebrate the day of Love - we are having a give-away from one of our most popular sponsors:  LoveFeast Shop.  Now – in the spirit of giving, the prize will be a $100 gift certificate from LoveFeast Shop that you can gift to anyone you want (or yourself, if you want!) LoveFeast has these adorable hearts in velvet and silk – that…
  • Beverly Hills Renovation

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

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

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

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

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

    Jane F
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Vintage Chinese interior barn doors add a layer of texture and pattern to walls. Two pairs of Chinese interior doors turned up with unique placements in a ten-year old country house with a tin roof and open barn layout in upstate New York. English interior designer Selina van der Geest blended contemporary sofas with antiques and old rugs to create a sophisticated home with an interesting mix and unique look. We’ve focused on many different types of barn doors and their uses in the past (see links below). In my post on Natural Interior Barn Doors, I mentioned that their placement determines…
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Taryn’s Sleek Slate Gray Living Room – Roman Shades

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

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

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

    Katie Laird
    2 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    It’s fun to make GIANT lists of New Year’s resolutions; but who really knocks them all out each year?  Instead, here are a few home decorating resolutions you can commit to throughout the year without blowing your mind or your budget – follow our Pinterest board for even more ideas: One of our favorite ways to jazz up a room for under $50 is by investing in a fun pillow (or three).  Did you know that for many fabrics, you can custom order pillows to match your custom draperies on Give a little decorative boost to some of your most treasured memories this year…
  • DIY Frosted Snowflakes – fast and fun winter decorations!

    Rachel Sloan
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    Adding holiday spirit to a home doesn’t have to be complicated!  These DIY Frosted Snowflakes are fun to make and sure to delight your holiday visitors.  Read on for easy instructions!! Supplies you need: Hot Glue Gun Tape Wax Paper Stencils How to make your own frosted snowflakes: 1.  Tape your wax paper to your work space (to avoid slipping) and place your stencil underneath. 2. Heat up your hot glue gun and start tracing your patterns. We recommend you work from the inside out in order to provide a strong base to work from. 3. Let dry for about 10 minutes (they will turn…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Karen Davis’ Playful & Pink Office {Office Tour}

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

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

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

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

    The Office Stylist
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    There’s nothing quite like breaking off a chunk of chocolate after a long day. No matter if it’s white, dark or semi-sweet, if it’s chocolate, I’ll eat it-YUM! I’m dreaming about chocolate as I sit here writing this post and I’m drinking hot chocolate from a Santa mug. So, it’s only fitting that I dream... View full post > Related posts: Fave Color Fridays- Chocolate + Green Chocolate Office Supplies: The Best of Both Worlds Boring Brown Bag Alternatives
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    Cristina Hadzi Interiors

  • Waiting For Perfection

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Likeable Home

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

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

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

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

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

  • Changes for the New Year

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

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

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

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

    29 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Bridget Beari Color Rule NumberLimit Colors but Not the RangeIt is not so easy to create a single hue room or a room filled with only analogous colors. The key to the combination is to create a range. Below the room is mostly greys and grey blues. The designer has limited the color palette but stretched the range of grey into blue and violet. It create a beautiful flow and softness.  Interior by Ken FulkThis room is mostly taupe but the lighter and darker variations blend and create contrast. The darker draperies against the even darker floor. The flat tape on the linen walls. All…
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    23 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    A statement chair first introduced to the world in 1949...the Wishbone Chair by Danish designer Hans Wegner is a early mid-century classic. I love this wood chair. Wegner apparently had seen so many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    Time to be bold this new year...right? It is the beginning of the year! I like the idea of being bold at home with a daring brassy bold super mod living room lighting.  Something that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:39 pm
    From super models, to football stars to music moguls...this property in Los Angeles has a star studded history even though it is only a few years old. In 2013, super model Gisele Bundchen open the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    You can get a lot of style out a tiny not so expensive side table in your living room. No need to spend googobs of money on every item in your home in order to make the communal living spaces look... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    19 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    I love a beautiful freestanding tub.  Something kind of romantic and decadent about it.  A nice soak in a lovely stand alone bathtub feels like something a lady of great leisure would take... [[ 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

  • How To Create The Illusion Of A Bigger Business

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

    16 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    By Gail Doby, ASID It’s been a busy start to the year for DSU – we have lots of great new things brewing that we’ll tell you about in a few weeks. Stay tuned! Most of the news is good except that we’re losing my Executive Assistant, Sarah Schupbach, due to personal reasons. We will miss her terribly. She’s been with us [...]
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    Simplified Bee

  • Kate Spade Saturday Collaboration with West Elm

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

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

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

    14 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    Walker Zanger, world-renown for luxury stone and tile, launches its newest collection inspired by elegant menswear. Created from a beautiful mix of porcelain tile and black and white marble, the Sterling Row Collection offers the stunning look of exotic wood and marble inlay. The collection features masculine and timeless patterns evoked from the well dressed gentleman including some of my favorites, houndstooth, oxford, argyle and tuxedo. The designs of Sterling Row are inspired by the elegant feel of fine fabrics, the richness of burnished leather and the luxurious bespoke menswear created…
  • Friday Finds :: 5 Favorites

    9 Jan 2015 | 12:27 pm
    It took me a couple days to get back into the swing of things around here. But we are back to our routine with the kids back at school and me back to work. Fortunately, I love what I do, so it wasn’t that hard to get motivated again. Speaking of motivating, I’ve rounded up five favorite articles and images I came across this week – had to share them with you! Coco+Kelley’s Mixing Some Menswear Into Your Home // photo via The Design Files One Kings Lane’s Studio Tour: Kristen Leigh Baker // image via One Kings Lane some inspiring images from TineKHome‘s new…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Colourful Boucherouite Rugs

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

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

    Trudy Crane
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    I grew to love the look of wood burning stoves when I was young and would go out to the nearby lake cabins and each cabin had one of these that we would sit around. I always thought they looked great in every space and were perfect in a rustic looking room. I think the Swedes do wood burning stoves the best..... the gorgeous traditional ceramic stoves and the newest wood stoves you see today hanging from the ceiling today. Not meant just for cabin living, today any of these stoves can fit into the right decor be it modern, rustic or industrial.Linking…
  • Young couple, Dream House

    Trudy Crane
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:48 pm
    This little townhouse is another example of how the wonderful the architecture is in Brooklyn. A young couple renovated this Brooklyn townhouse with care and attention to the details and wow...what a great result! The ceiling in the library, the fireplace in the dining room...and that stove with the gold knobs....yes that is perfection. Photos:Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House Enjoy!Trudyxxvia; New York TimesPhotos: Bruce Buck
  • Rustic French Style Kitchen

    Trudy Crane
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Lovely kitchen of stylist Twig Hitchinson from Remodelista. Feels very French and totally rustic but has the wonderful modern touches we all want in a kitchen with great appliances and wonderful counters. Perfect tone of grey and white....Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House Enjoy!Trudyxxvia: Remodelista
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    Franki Durbin

  • Celebrity Living: Camuto's Ethereal Villa Maria...

    franki durbin
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    You know already that this amazing Hampton home has my name written all over it. In honor of the passing of Vince Camuto's passing this week, it seemed only appropriate to showcase one of his greater personal achievements: restoring a waterfront Jazz Age mansion to it's former glory. He and his wife & business partner Louise lovingly took on the challenge of repairing and resurrecting a 21,000-square-foot stuccoed estate and making it modern while retaining its classical roots.The photos of restored Villa Maria are nothing short of breathtaking. Considering the couple's…
  • Buon Weekend: Fly...

    franki durbin
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    Indeed, darling. What if you fly? Happy Weekend!  YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY
  • For Her: Pretty Valentine's Day Gifts She'll Adore...

    franki durbin
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    It's just around the corner, you know... Valentine's Day! A day to show love, share love and be the embodiment of generosity in the world. It doesn't have to lend itself exclusively to romance. This is also a holiday when you might want to honor your girlfriends, your mom and anyone else who makes you happy. Perhaps even a gift for yourself is in the cards. It's up to you. But I do encourage you to get into the spirit of sharing your appreciation for those around you. It can be a small token of appreciation or a generous surprise that makes them blush. It's entirely up to you, the key is to…
  • Perspective: Make It Happen...

    franki durbin
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    Consider this your nudge to chase your dreams. I promise you this: NO ONE is going to work harder to make your dreams come true. No one has the same passion for your life that you possess. No one has the exact dreams you hold in your heart. What do I want? The ability to travel comfortably and slowly and really enjoy each destination. I want a closet full of pretty dresses and shoes. I want a house on a hill overlooking the water. I want a handful of amazing girlfriends to laugh with and grab for days out & about. I want radiant health to enjoy my life. I want a gorgeous home filled…
  • Art & Design: Let Your Art Speak For You...

    franki durbin
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Hope you're all having an amazing week so far. Today the topic of creativity came up over and over again in conversation. To celebrate artistic design in its many varied and wondrous forms, I've pulled together a few images of diverse abstract paintings that really "make" the space. Enjoy these and other inspiring works of art on this pinterest board. Until tomorrow... xoxo YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY...
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • 29 Quirky Designs That Reinvent The Cutting Board

    Simona Ganea
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    There’s not a lot to say about something as simple as a cutting board other than it’s a must-have in every kitchen. But what if we’re looking at this the wrong way? Sure, the cutting board is plain and simple but it doesn’t have to be. There quirky designs show us how to embrace the fun side of this elementary accessory and how to improve its functionality.Wooden cutting boards – between traditional and modern.A simple way to make a wooden cutting board more interesting is with an etching tool. Customize a simple cutting board and experiment with all sorts of cute…
  • 15-Minute Envelope Pillow Tutorial

    Brittney Smart
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    Do you love to change out your throw pillows? I do. Whether it’s for the season, or a holiday, or just because I need a change, there’s something very satisfying about this simple décor “upgrade.” Throw pillows can be expensive to replace entirely, however…and who wants to store a million out-of-season pillows? No one, that’s who. The fastest and easiest solution is to sew your own pillow covers, and this tutorial will show even a beginner sewer how to accomplish this – from start to finish – in about 15 minutes.Ready to learn how to sew the easiest throw pillow cover ever?
  • Nature Depicted On Your Walls – Birch Tree Wallpaper

    Simona Ganea
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:20 am
    The power of wallpaper is often underestimated. There’s a lot more you can do with it than just add color to a dull wall or match it to the pattern on your window treatments. For example, a quirky idea is to get bookshelf-printed wallpaper and turn a room into a library without any books. Or use birch tree wallpaper to invite nature into your home. Find creative ways to use it and find inspiration in these beautiful decors.Birch tree wallpaper with a simple and natural color palette is perfect for the bedroom. However, use on only one of the walls unless you want the room to be…
  • Alpine Lodge Completely Wrapped In Wood But With A Modern Look

    Simona Ganea
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:34 am
    Small but extremely welcoming and alluring, this mountain cabin was built in South Tyrol Italy, at an elevation of 1400 meters. It was a project by EM2 Architekten and it was named Jagdhaus Tamers. There are actually two buildings that compose the lodge: this cozy cabin and an adjacent studio. Together they have a floor area of 130 square meters which is around 1,399 square feet.One of the most interesting features of the cabin is a wall which can be opened up to reveal a glass partition. This allows the owners to connect to the great views and to admire the wildlife. All the windows of the…
  • 10 of the Best Colors to Pair with Gray

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Subtle and relaxed, gray is one of the most versatile and trendiest of colors. But what’s up with the spelling? Is it grey or gray? Well, in fact, those two words are just different spellings of the same sultry tone that we all love – it just depends on where you’re from! Gray is more common in American-English while grey is used in other varieties of the English language, like that in the UK. But on to more stylish of lessons, what are some of the best colors to pair with gray when decorating the house? Let’s have a peek at 10 of our favorites!1. Seafoam.Seafoam is…
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    Studio M

  • Trending: Copper Decor

    Jon Peters
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M Up until I really took notice of the copper finish trend, it seemed like the metal of the season was all about bold yellow gold. I’m starting to notice the popularity seem to shift from plain old gold to rose gold and even copper as an alternative to polished nickel, rubbed bronze, and last year’s gold trend. I’ll let it be known that I’m predicting that copper will eventually become recognized by more mainstream households this year than ever before due to retailers like Target, West Elm and even Ikea cashing in on the copper trend. I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t exactly say…
  • Cute & Colorful Family Home

    Jon Peters
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M While browsing the web the other day, I began stumbling upon some really amazing photographs taken of a clean and colorful Connecticut home. After doing some digging, I soon discovered that this happy hued house belongs to zhush’s founder Sue De Chiara.As a person who specializes in home decor, Sue really helped to create a stunningly beautiful forever home for her and her young family. Although the home is colorful and fun, it’s also sophisticated and somewhat classic.One of my most favorite aspects of the entire De Chiara residence is that it was decorated to be very age…
  • Mostly Modern Industrial

    Jon Peters
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M Sometimes when I’m board I’ll stumble upon some amazing interiors on websites like Pinterest or Architectural Digest and I’ll start to think that I’m cool enough to try and recreate some of those awesome looks that I’ve started organizing into pin boards. Eventually though, I snap out of it and realize, a) that I really shouldn’t get overly involved with changing my rental, and b) I would absolutely need to start over from square one on furniture and decor. Although I’d never want anything to happen to my year’s worth of collected crap (I call it that…
  • Modern Australian Home

    Jon Peters
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M Back when I had cable, one of my most favorite shows on television was House Hunters: International, which was basically about a bunch of rich people looking for their next vacation home while scoping out the real estate with their realtor and significant other. To be honest, I really got a kick out of the first world problems that came out of the featured buyer’s mouths. Not to mention, the final decision that gets chosen as the winner among three possible candidates for purchase really left me scratching my head half of the time. My favorite episode, however, had to have been…
  • Wondrous Wall Ideas

    Richard Torres
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Studio M Paint can only go so far when covering walls. These wondrous wall ideas help bring a sense of comfort and originality to any room. I especially like the chalkboard paint that’s used in one of the rooms because I can see myself sketching ideas if I used it in my office. In this case, the chalkboard paint is used to help bring a seasonal dynamics with effortless change. With the start of the spring, maybe a sketch of blossoming flowers can help fill the room with joy. And in the summer time, a sketch of the beach and fun in the sun activities can help inspire one to leave their house…
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  • Using New Windows to Improve Your Home

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

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

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

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

    Interior Design Style
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:57 pm
    There are a lot of different ways to decorate a home. Many people prefer elaborate designs or modern, sleek looks, but these styles can be difficult, impractical or too expensive for home owners to create. More often, it is best to keep home décor simple. This allows home owners to change and alter their décor as needed and still have an easy to maintain and functional home. The best way to achieve this simple and practical style is to use inspirations from nature. There are a lot of beautiful home elements that are designed around things that can be found in nature. Using nature as an…
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  • CityLights on Broadway Condos – The Ultimate Guide

    TheRedPin Team
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    CityLights on Broadway in Toronto: Project Details The Best Information on the CityLights on Broadway condos from TheRedPin Project Name: CityLights on Broadway Project Intersection: Yonge Street & Broadway Avenue (Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto) Address: 99 Broadway Avenue, Toronto Developer: Pemberton Group Architects: Wallman Architects Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 35 Aliases: CityLights on Broadway Condos, CityLights Condos, CityLights at Yonge and Eglinton, CityLights Condos Toronto, City Lights by Pemberton Get Updated Floorplans & Pricing Citylights on Broadway…
  • Hard Mortgage Facts: 3 reasons you should buy a home in 2015

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:34 pm
    In an unexpected turn of events on Wednesday, the Bank of Canada cuts its key interest rate from 1% to 0.75%. The move surprised many who speculated the rates to climb up. The news comes as quite a big change, as this is the first time interest rates have changed since September 2010. Canadian homebuyers rejoice as the cuts likely means lower mortgage costs and a longer grace period. With all the headlines surrounding mortgages, Mark Olkowski, the driving force behind TheRedPin Mortgage, decided to weigh in on the facts and why you should finally check off buying a home from your 2015 bucket…
  • Hot MLS Listings: January 19 – January 23

    TheRedPin Team
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:01 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal our Hot MLS listings in the Greater Toronto Area that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! Apt. 402 – 3520 Danforth Avenue Oakridge, Toronto Contact Eva Allaire to Book a Tour Asking Price:$269,000 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,009 | Details: 1+1 Beds, 1 Bath 7690G County Rd #50 Road Trent Hills, Ontario Contact Eva Allaire to Book a Tour Asking…
  • Top Four Things We’ll Pay More to Live Near – Danforth Village Estates

    Options for Homes
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    Guest Post by Options for Homes According to this article by Gail Johnson on Yahoo! Canada Finance, the top four things we’re willing to pay a premium for when buying a home are: - Rapid Transit – Shops, Services and Restaurants – Kids’ Activities – Schools Why should these basic conveniences come at a higher price? Options believes that people from diverse backgrounds and incomes as low as 20,000 should have access to these amenities and we’ve been creating communities based on that belief for 20 years! Options for Homes is now selling at the condo…
  • TREB Q4 2014: Condo sales climb 8.3% in the GTA

    TheRedPin Team
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    The Toronto condo market ended 2014 on a high note, as both sales and average price for condominium apartments saw substantial spikes towards the latter end of the year. Below we’ve highlighting the most important facts and figures pulled straight from the Toronto Real Estate Board’s (TREB) Q4 2014 Condo Market Report. Photo: Paul Bica/Flickr Top 7 facts from TREB’S Q4 2014 Condo Market Report 1.) GTA condo sales in Q4 2014 totalled 4,975 transactions, up 8.3 percent from the same time last year. 2.) In terms of average price, condos across the GTA stood at around $367,199…
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  • Petals, recycled oak wine barrel stave candle holder, 3 crystal holders, one of a kind, Ready to Ship by StilNovoDesign

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

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    215.00 USDOur extra large platter turns into a magnificent centerpiece and its versatility allows you to either integrate it in your decor in a number of creative ways -displaying flowers, crystals, candles, beads, wedding favors, cards, etc- or to use it as an original, stunning serving tray. Our spectacular Cream Caramel makes a very elegant and original gift idea as well.While Cream Caramel’s top is still slightly stained by the wine previously held in the barrel, the rest is finished with a natural oak color to preserve and to show the natural features and beautiful grain of the aged…
  • Ace, collapsible folding stool or end, side table, recycled oak wine barrel by StilNovoDesign

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    115.00 USDThis versatile piece allows you to use it as a portable folding stool as well as a little end/side table. It is light to transport and easy to store away.Our Ace's top is entirely made with recycled oak from discarded, used wine barrels and set on a collapsible frame that easily folds for convenient storage.Our Ace is a practical little helper that may become handy in any room of the house, conveniently adding an extra seat or serving as a little table whenever needed.Ace is a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.This piece features a round…
  • Hand Painted Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder, 5 candles, RECYCLED wood, Evergreen by StilNovoDesign

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    95.00 USDThis candleholder is made an even more 'one of a kind' piece by the exquisite hand painted motif that adds to its charm and delicate sophistication. Every pattern is exclusive.The Evergreen design adds a lively and romantic green motif to the whole piece.Our finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.Every individual…
  • Lotus candleholder, recycled oak wine barrel stave, 5 Capiz shell tea lights holders by StilNovoDesign

    18 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    179.99 USDStunning Lotus candle holder, featuring a single oak stave, recycled from used French wine barrels and 5 Capiz shell candle holders.Our finely candleholders are entirely handcrafted; 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 the barrel stave confers striking silhouette to the candleholder, making it ideal as a very elegant centerpiece for any dining table, fireplace mantel or side table.Perfect as an original housewarming, wedding, mother's day gift idea, and more...Our…
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  • 6 Custom Built-in Ideas That Might Fit Into Your 2015 Home Design Plans

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

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

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

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

  • Friends Make Fantasy Real

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

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

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

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

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

  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour to Ambiente in Frankfurt

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

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

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

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

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

  • Norwegian Design & Trends 2015

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

    Nina Holst
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Det er så deilig å drømme seg bort i vårlig inspirasjon når det laver ned med snø ute, så jeg ble ekstra glad når det kom et nytt Bo Bedre i posten i går. Bo Bedre er nok det bladet jeg abonnerer på som treffer stilen min aller best, og jeg blir alltid like inspirert når jeg leser bladet. Bo Bedre ( som er Norges ledende interiørmagasin ) er midt i blinken for deg som er interessert i design og moderne interiør! Her får du de siste trendene først og alt du trenger å vite om design. Det bugner av hjem du kan drømme deg bort i, samt tips og inspirasjon til ditt hjem. Jeg elsker…
  • Marble on my mind

    Nina Holst
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:06 am
    I´m still into marble and have a few new marble products on my wishlist. I would love to have this box for my jewellery and this tealight holder in my bedroom, as I think they both would look really good to the rest of the room. If you are looking for marble products as well, I´m happy to tell you that we have a lot to choose from on Stylizimo Shop here and here. Images: Nordstjerne
  • Instagram

    Nina Holst
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Are you on Instagram? I love to inspire there as well, so if you want to follow me there too, you´ll find me at @stylizimoblog Here you see some pictures that I have shared lately..    
  • New painting

    Nina Holst
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:38 am
    I´ve had a little break from painting while moving and renovating before Christmas, but now I´ve had some time to paint again, and it feels great! Here you see my latest work in soft nude and pink with hints of dark grey and aubergine… The painting is for sale, so if you are interested, please contact me at nina(at)stylizimo(dot)com ( Norway only ) See more of my paintings on my online gallery if you like. Images: Nina Holst
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    Room Design Ideas | Home Decoration & Interior Design Blog

  • Things To Do While Moving Home

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gorgeous Colorado Cabin Secluded Among the Trees

    HD Staff
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    With nearly 2000 acres of skiable terrain, Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado is one of the most desirable winter recreation areas in the U.S. While condos and hotels abound in the area and in the surrounding mountain regions, there is nothing quite as luxurious as curling up in front of your own private fireplace in a sprawling mountain cabin after a long day on the slopes. Like our recent post featuring a Canadian ski retreat, this Colorado cabin is a far cry from the rustic mountain homes of yore. With five bedrooms and five baths, this Beaver Creek cabin is a beacon of warmth and natural…
  • 3 Sparkling Apartments That Shine with Wonderful White

    HD Staff
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    Some people think that white is the absence of color, but it is actually the reflection of all colors. That means when white is used as a major part of any interior, it opens up the whole rainbow for other elements. The apartments in this post are not entirely white, but they use white to create a clean palette on which anyone would be happy to paint their lives. From flat white walls to clean white countertops and luxuriously white furniture, these spaces are an indulgence. Some people might be afraid to track mud into these types of spaces, or send a wine glass spilling onto a creamy white…
  • Luxury Mountain Retreat is Not Your Average Log Cabin

    HD Staff
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Quebec’s Mont Saint-Sauveur is one of the most popular ski resorts in the area. But rather than slog up to the mountain in an SUV only to spend the night in an impersonal hotel, wouldn’t you prefer to stay in your own luxury mountain retreat? Set on 11 acres, with ski in/ski out access, this beautiful modern cabin is spacious, cozy, and just as perfect on a wintery night as on a balmy spring morning. In warmer weather, the outdoor entertaining spaces in this home are unmatched. On the sprawling back deck, simple but modern outdoor furniture offers a comfortable place to curl up…
  • 2 Creative Apartments Featuring Whimsical Art

    HD Staff
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    Designing a home for a creative person can be an exciting challenge. Artists, writers, and creators have their own tastes and ideas about how their homes should look and feel which can provide helpful guidance as well as welcome freedom to the designer. The two homes in this post take that creative spirit and run with it. Each includes numerous clever and whimsical nods to creativity from the art on the walls to way that light interacts with the rooms. Take a look inside these sleek apartments and get your own creative juices flowing. The first creative apartment for a creative person comes…
  • 25 More 3 Bedroom 3D Floor Plans

    HD Staff
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Whether you’re moving into a new house, building one, or just want to get inspired about how to arrange the place where you already live, it can be quite helpful to look at 3D floorplans. These images, from top designers and architects, show a variety of ways that the same standards – in this case, three bedrooms – can work in a variety of configurations. A three bedroom house is a great marriage of space and style, leaving room for growing families or entertaining guests. Take a look at these 25 new options for a three bedroom house layout and you’re sure to find out…
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  • 4 Ways to Relax, Unwind and Renew

    31 Dec 2014 | 3:23 pm
    As we storm in to year-end holiday frenzies, take a little time for yourself! On the eve of a new year, it’s important to chill so you can hit the new year renewed and running! Here are 4 ideas to get you started! 1. Renewal vs. Resolutions While I’m not a proponent of making new years resolutions, I do find it helpful to find renewal inspiration to set the tone for my new year attitude! 2. Meditate Carve out a place in your home where you can meditate, do yoga, or just be alone. I designed a meditation corner in my basement laundry area. 3. Treat every day like your birthday…
  • Date Night? Try an Italian Night In!

    24 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    Feeling over-busy? Why not serve a romantic Italian dinner at home, and skip the driving, parking, babysitting and expense of going out! I surprised my husband with an impromptu fireside dinner (in the basement, no less) on a random Thursday night. I was inspired by a challenge from Michael Angelo’s to prepare their frozen entrees in a fun way. And fun it was! In addition to providing the dinners, they threw in some chocolates, wine charms, bottle opener, Italian game Scopa and the movie ‘Roman Holiday.’ I’ll show you how I put it together, and one lucky reader will…
  • Cotton Candy Cosmo as Performance Art

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I was asked to review a new book by Bethany Frankel. Skinnygirl Cocktails: 100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes Of course I said ‘yes!’ The day the book came I poured over the pages, looking for the prettiest drink I could find to try. And there it was, on page 123: The Cotton Candy Cosmo! I enthusiastically gathered all ingredients and gave it a try. I wanted it to look like the photo in the book! I even added a little style of my own with cherry lollies and gold straws. I thought it would be fun to present the cotton candy in a pretty pink candy cup to make it even more…
  • Holiday Home Tour Sans the Tree

    14 Dec 2014 | 6:27 pm
    The tree is a staple of Christmas – the heralded symbol that hosts the star or angel on its highest peak. In our home, decorating the tree is a special time of togetherness, and at times, compromise. But, alas, ours is not up yet! We opted for a much-needed vacation last week, and the tree will have to wait til later in the week. But I won’t let that stop me from sharing this year’s Holiday Home Tour. I did sneak in some easy non-tree decor while I’m waiting for my tree-people to have time. If you too are procrastinating on your tree, perhaps a few easy decor tips will…
  • Cranberry Apple Cornbread Stuffing: Step by Step

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    This particular recipe is for my nine-year-old daughter who has been talking about her Mama’s  Famous Stuffing for a couple weeks now. No, it’s really nothing exotic, but I love that she thinks it’s special – that’s good enough for me! So, I thought I would share the recipe here with step-by-step instructions so one day…many days/years from now…she will know where to find the recipe and make it herself. That, and if I lose it (which does happen) I’ll know where to find it. So here is my “famous” stuffing in easy step by step…
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  • How to Organize Your Exterior Home this Year

    Joy M
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:11 pm
    First impressions are everything and people judge you by what they see. If your exterior looks shabby, you might be mistaken for a disorganized person. Whether you are planning to sell your home or to live in it forever, your exterior must be stunning. An organized exterior makes people want to come in and see your entire home. Use these decluttering tips to transform your ordinary exterior into a designer’s dream. How to Organize Your Exterior Home this Year Ensure your outdoor home is decluttered this New Year Image via: Homes Clean the Deck A clean deck is like a ray of light, it can be…
  • Winter Lunch: Hot Chicken Saltimbocca Panini

    Lydia Mathews
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Even though winter can be one of the most beautiful seasons; with the clean air and cool refreshing look, the cooler temperatures can take a bit of an effect on us. So to warm up your winter chills try out this new recipe. The hot chicken saltimbocca Panini is one winter lunch that will not only eat away at those hunger pains but also warm your body to its fullest delight. So what are you waiting for? Get up and try this panini recipe today! Hot Chicken Saltimbocca Panini Saltimbocca sandwhiches Image via:  BBC Goodfood Ingredients Boneless Chicken Breast (1lb) or Meijer Chicken Breast…
  • Comfort Food: Cheesy Onion Casserole Recipe

    Anchal Bhatia
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:06 pm
    On a cold winter night, what’s better than friends, family, and a big bowl of comfort food? That’s why we bring to you one of our favorite comforting recipes- Cheesy Onion Casserole. If you love onions, then this one is sure to tickle your taste buds-more so if you crave for cheese. With only a handful of ingredients and 30 minutes of cooking time, it can be easily prepared between all the more complicated winter dishes. So here is the recipe that will warm up your kitchen and draw those picky eaters to the dinner table in no time. Comfort Food: Cheesy Onion Casserole Recipe Add a few…
  • How To Help Your Kids Stay Organized This New Year

    Simran Chhibber
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:13 am
    Parents are in a constant endeavor to find ways and means to get their kids organized. With the New Year taking charge of our activities and lifestyle, kids are unlikely to be spared ;). Kids organization is as important as any other organization venture in a household and many parents would agree with me, if I said that ,“ If kids are organized, a lot of other organization falls into place!” So try and set the ball rolling this New Year, so that the kids are busy looking after their rooms, desks, play areas etc, leaving you both time and energy to deal with the rest of your house.
  • Home Improvement Tips: How to Find Hidden Storage

    Lydia Mathews
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    One of the best things about the winter season is that there seems to be more down time, things are seemingly slower paced than during the holiday season. Which means, that now you have the opportunity to focus on some of the areas around your home that you may have been neglecting during the previous season. One home improvement tip that will help is by adding more storage to your home. Nothing is more annoying than collecting items and not having the amount of space to accommodate them. Well, fortunately this article is for you just take a look below at some ways you can add some more…
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    Faith Sheridan Interior Design

  • Kitchen Remodels Kick Off 2015

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

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

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

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

    Faith Sheridan
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    Taittinger What a wonderful event I enjoyed as I sampled champagne last weekend. I do love bubbly, BTW, so this event was perfect for me. And how did this come about? My friend belongs to La-Chaine Seattle, the local chapter of Chaine des Rotisseurs.  I was excited to attend this event not only to sample 15 bubblies but also to meet a group totally engaged around wine and food. Here’s a quote from their website that says it all, “Most of our memorable time usually starts around the dinner table, with a few good bottles of wine, authentic and delicious food and a lively…
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • Is Your Bedroom A Sanctuary?

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

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

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

    Kristie Barnett
    10 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    About 500 bazillion people watched the recent season premiere of Downton Abbey, and I bet a few of you would like to know how you can bring a little Downton Abbey vibe into your own humble abode.  In the words of Mr. Carson, “If you are tired of style, you are tired of life.”  You […]
  • What’s Black, White, Gold and Green All Over? My Bathroom Remodel!

    Kristie Barnett
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Despite more than a few hurdles, our upstairs bathroom renovation is moving along. It’s being carved out of a small space that includes a dormer window on the front of the house. This is where we started: before   Wondering where the shower is?  No shower. Wondering where the toilet is?  This room was so […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Drama Aloft: Top Picks for Painted Ceilings

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

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

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

    12 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! New York City is full of beautiful old buildings with oddly shaped floor plans. It’s one of the things that make working as an interior designer here thrilling! That means... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Blissful Classic: Top Picks for Clawfoot Tubs

    7 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The way you decorate your home should reflect how you want to feel in it. It should be your personal escape. That goes double for your bathroom. I can’t think of a more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    KitchAnn Style

  • Around the Web

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

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

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

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

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

  • Perfect Home Renovations: Best DIY ways to avoid any Major Overhaul

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

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

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

    18 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    The living room of the home is where you come to relax and unwind after a long day at work. The room needs to be inviting and comfortable with plush furnishings and appealing décor. Every home owner has a different style and way to decorating a living space so every home you visit will offer something new to see. In your own home, you may be considering updating your living space with more contemporary décor. This means you want to update the space to more current décor style without being too trendy. Below are a few tips to help you get started transforming your space. Timeless With…
  • Why Buy Building Supplies Online

    17 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    Technology has truly improved the lives of people and made things a lot more convenient. One of those things would be shopping. Thanks to the Internet and development of online shopping, people can save a lot of time and effort when they are looking for something. Since the things that they need can be ordered online and be delivered at doorstep, therefore people prefer to shop online rather than visiting a bricks and mortar store. After all, they do not need to waste time traveling to the store, instead they can shop from the comforts of their homes or offices, or if you have a smartphone or…
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  • feel-good winter shopping list

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mid-Century Lounge (Get The Look!)

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

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

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    This playful, multi-functional room has it all, without looking like anything doesn’t belong. The bright pops of color tie in the dining area, desk space, living room area and wall storage. It’s a great way to create open space living with less square footage. Get the look for your own home!
  • Geometric Modern Living

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    One of 2015’s HOTTEST home trends is geometric designs. Play with daringly bold shapes, sweeping curves, and spunky artistic prints in your home. Dress up those walls with captivating patterns, enhance your stylish living room with a cool geometric coffee table, display your favorite accessories with three-dimensional square shelving, illuminate the room with pyramid pendant lighting and add dramatic, bright textiles for that extra “wow” factor!
  • Mid-Century Glass House

    15 Jan 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Imagine having a weekend glass lake-house to venture off to. Envision sitting back and watching the sunset and beautiful outdoors while being cozy and safe indoors. I can just picture entertaining guests and having great conversations by the fire pit at night and waking up to a group breakfast with some tasty homemade waffles and that view in the morning. No TV or cell phones needed. I’m pretty sure I would never want to leave !
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour to Ambiente in Frankfurt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Hi, friends, how have you been? My travel schedule has been crazier than usual lately and I’m not done yet so I wanted to pop in to say hello while I’m home for a hot minute. The past month has been so, so inspiring. Here’s some of what I saw and did….. First, it was Chicago for a little work, visit with friends and inspiration at the Art Institute….. Kinetic art fascinates me so along with some of my favorite paintings, I loved getting the chance to experience Jesús Rafael Soto’s Pénétrable de Chicago. After that, I tagged along on a business trip…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • New Design Features for Your Kitchen: “Furniture Style”

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

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

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

    Linnore Gonzales
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you are a color trend enthusiast or simply stay up-to-date on the latest styles, you undoubtedly saw Pantone’s announcement in early December publicizing the 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala. The color is named for the Sicilian wine that is naturally robust, earthy and a delightful cooking aid. Exemplifying characteristics of the wine, this full-bodied red-brown hue is considered a “grounded statement color” and can be used on its own or as a strong accent. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at Pantone Color Institute, travels the world with her team to observe colors at their best…
  • Timeless Trend: Soft Black and White

    Linnore Gonzales
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:38 am
    Black and white decorating has moved far beyond checkered linoleum floors in a 1950s kitchen or soda shop. Mixing black and white is a timeless decorating technique that has evolved with each generation. The pairing of black and white, simply enough, never goes out of style. But this high-impact duo can sometimes pack more of a punch than you initially desired – here’s how to soften the weight. Make a Duo a Trio Black and white goes with everything. You can add any accent color and the look will be stunning – turquoise, yellow, orange, red, silver. The basic B&W makes the colors…
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  • Rock away the winter blues

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

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

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

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

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

  • Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at MoMA

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

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    This week’s Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Vintage Scandinavian Kilim. Vintage Scandinavian Kilim 48192 – Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Scandinavian Kilim 48192 appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog for Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, & Interior Design.
  • Design Through the Ages: Fashion, Interior Design, & Antique Rugs in the 20th, 19th, and 17th Centuries

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

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    This week’s Wednesday Wishlist Rug is an Antique American Hooked Rug. Antique American Hooked Rug – Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Antique American Hooked Rug appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog for Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, & Interior Design.
  • Interior Design Trend: Rug Layering

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    The Home Trend to Try in 2015 is Layering Your Rugs! Layered Rugs Trend – Sometimes trends seem to exist for the sole purpose of making leading a stylish life more difficult: for example, an ultra-modern, all-white-everything interior looks incredibly chic — as long as you’re willing to forego the use of your rooms in favor Read More... The post Interior Design Trend: Rug Layering appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog for Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, & Interior Design.
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Amazing Small House Plans in Coimbatore

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

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

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

    Architects Bangalore
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Are you looking to build a home, office building or commercial structure? If yes, you would need an Architect. While there are many people who consider hiring an architect an extra cost, the benefits are many. By hiring the best architects for your project, you can have your vision of what you and the right architects to turn that vision into a Continue Reading The post The Importance of Hiring an Architect appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Incredible Green Products for Duplex House Plans

    Architects Bangalore
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:34 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Do you need to construct a house with some green building accessories that could help you save on electricity and water bills? And you don’t want to compromise on style and look of your interiors right? Then this article is for you… There are lot of cutting edge things that are happening every day in the in green architecture. Some new Continue Reading The post Incredible Green Products for Duplex House Plans appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
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  • Decorate your home with original hangers

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

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

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

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

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

  • DIY Ideas for Driftwood Signs with Words, Sayings and Quotes

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

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Create a crisp, clean look for the bathroom with blue and white! These chic nautical bathroom accessories will get you started! Anchor Bath Mat from West Elm. Anchor Shower Curtain from West Elm. They also carry a chic bold blue and white striped shower curtain, but even though I love stripes, I prefer the subtle design of the anchors, especially in a smaller bathroom. White Ahoy Bath Mat
  • Seashells, Coral & Driftwood on Pedestal Stands

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    One of the Seashell Display Ideas that always catches my eye is a seashell mounted on a pedestal stand. A gallery style display that showcases one single sea treasure as a piece of art -which it is! You saw mini versions here, candle stick and bottle stands here, and now elegant pedestal stands for seashells, coral and driftwood below -some purely inspirational, others to purchase from online
  • Warm Coastal Home with a Tropical Nautical Theme

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    This Coastal Retreat by Florida based designer Karen Benson is a creative mix of nautical and tropical. The living room is warm and cozy with a terrific wall shelf as the focal point that is populated with all kinds of sea treasures. On the other side of the living room you find a traditional kitchen with a twist. A large porthole window is set into one of the walls. The dining room area is
  • Coastal and Nautical Wood Wall Racks

    14 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Just like Baskets and Bins, a wall rack is another much needed item to keep things neat and organized. Be it for the mud room, entryway, hallway or bathroom, these coastal and nautical wood wall racks add function and coastal style to the space. Rustic Whale Coat Rack and Mermaid Coat Rack from Bellacor. Whale Coat Rack from Amazon in destressed grey. Take a look at all Whale Wall Hook Racks
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    BLOG - DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

  • KBIS Coverage - Products & Trends Decorating The Kitchen And Bath Industry Show

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

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    LIVE @ Modenus' #BlogTourVegas! Top Knobs has, once again, far exceeded my expectations with their latest release:The Transcend Collection — It's unique, beautiful, and I'm absolutely in love with it!I'm awe-struck.I believe hardware to be the jewelry of the room; and the Transcend Collection certainly shines. I think I'm most in love with their square shape and the cabinet latches. They're beautifully designed, weighty, and feel great in your hand.As I mentioned in my KBIS preview, I recently used Top Knobs products in a home office project, and let me tell you...They…
  • MUST-HAVE: Thermador's MicroDrawer Microwave, Reviewed

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    LIVE @ Modenus' #BlogTourVegas! Oh how I love a simple, full-overlay cabinet design.I recommend it to a lot of my clients because an inset-door cabinetry style is typically priced outside of their budget; whereas a full-overlay can be had at a mid-range price point, and it produces a clean style. I use it a lot on many of my kitchen cabinets that are built by local carpenters. It is a little more forgiving and creates a flush appearance on the cabinet face. Want to know what would work beautifully with this type of cabinet?Thermador’s Built-in MicroDrawer Microwave. It’s as…
  • MUST-HAVE: BLANCO's ATTIKA Stainless Steel Sink, Reviewed

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    LIVE @ Modenus' #BlogTourVegas! There are many reasons to want BLANCO's ATTIKA Stainless Steel Sink with walnut cutting board: That rim! That simple, slim, finely-crafted rim around the sink: it sets the sink apart from the counter, making it a beautiful object in the space, not something you wish would disappear.That walnut! I love anything walnut. It’s my wood-of-choice. That cutting board is of true quality and an integral part of the beautifully designed sink.Watch this beautiful sink in action!Really, watch the video below. See how this…
  • LIVE Coverage of 'Modenus Talks', Where Interior Design's Future Is Discussed!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Image source: Ronique Gibson of This week I'm with Modenus' #BlogTourVegas at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (#KBIS2015), where today's main event is Modenus Talks!What is #ModenusTalks? It's a series of discussions and fun challenges related to subjects like: the business of design; design trends; technology in design; and design that makes a difference.Throughout this exciting, one day meeting of the brightest minds in interior design, I'll be regularly updating this post you're reading right now with my thoughts, as well as…
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  • Art Affair at India International Trade Fair – Part 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • interior design trade secrets: wallpaper, fabrics and pillows

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

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

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

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    I was recently inducted as one of four global design tastemakers to Global Lighting‘s – the international lighting powerhouse – list of international trend setters and was featured as such by the company on their website.  Thank you Global Lighting for this honor! I’m truly … Continue reading →This post Global Design Tastemakers – Thank You Global Lighting first appeared on
  • american mid century furniture – two faces to consider

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Recently a client called to ask my thoughts on American mid century furniture. I paused and then had to ask them if they were thinking of the popular greats like Charles and Ray Eames, Warren Platner, and Milo Baughman, or … Continue reading →This post american mid century furniture – two faces to consider first appeared on
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    Apartment Geeks

  • 6 reasons to invest in property… instead of your pension

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

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

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

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    It’s 6:30pm, you just got home from work and you’re desperate to get out of those worn-in clothes and into your evening wear. Your jacket and sweater were just washed and still smell good, but everything else you’re wearing is dirty. You toss your underwear, socks and pants into the overflowing laundry hamper, then take one look at your bursting closet and decide you’ll hang up your sweater and jacket later…Why? Because every time you try to stuff a pair of pants or a sweater in that closet you end up feeling frustrated as other items get mashed backwards or fall off their…
  • Your Home is Your Palace: Elegant and chic ideas to decorate a small apartment

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:29 am
    Photo credit: They don’t get much tinier than Britain’s smallest million-pound house, which has just gone onto the market. The Mayfair property is a studio flat the size of a hotel bathroom. With room for only a joint living and sleeping area along with a small kitchenette and shower room, the apartment may be small, but its interiors are perfectly formed. So, just how do you make the most of the smallest of spaces? Here are just a few ideas that have been used to good effect in the pint-sized pied-a-terre in London’s most exclusive enclave… Use clever storage When you…
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  • white lamp with yellow base and yellow circle

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

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

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

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

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

  • Delightfull Unique Lamps

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

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

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

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

    7 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Denim has become a surprising surface trend in the interior design world.  What is even better is that this trend features denim as a recycled resource and how this material is being repurposed is amazing! The first new trend we uncovered is denim being used for in wall insulation.  Did you know that denim insulation has a 30% higher acoustic rating than regular insulation?  This makes it a super choice for creating cozy and quiet spaces.  It also has no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) which is important to better indoor air quality.  Denim insulation is also great because it…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • Best Kale Salad Ever

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

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

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

    Courtney Price
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Today we are going to tour New York's iconic Pierre Hotel, located in my favorite area of New York City-
  • Me, Myselfie and I

    Courtney Price
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    To thine own selfie be true- where do YOU weigh in on selfies? factoids and opinions-
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    Inhabit Blog

  • Plant a Tree, Save Your Body… and a Buck

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

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

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

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

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    Once you’ve considered all the risks of a buy-to-sell property, all you’ll be thinking about is how you can get the most out of it. Whether it’s just the finishing touches to go or you’re in it for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • This home Combines Rococo, Louis XV, and Shabby Chic with amazing Results!

    Melina Divani
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    I was impressed when I spotted Casa Consuelo on HomeStories. This home takes on a Rococo style decor with various curves and asymmetry. Monochromatic, whimsical designs, mirrors, and romanticism influenced by Louie XV furnishings make this home simple but elegantly beautified. Chairs and sofas are chosen for comfort with more cushioning and sophisticated upholstery in more quaint areas like the bedroom. The undulating curves and comfortable seats promote intimacy, conversation, and coziness. Space is used sparingly but beautifully. Fabric is draped gently and stylishly. Lace and natural…
  • One-Of-A-Kind Clothing Rack

    Melina Divani
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    I love this handmade clothing/bridle rack! The playful, yet classic design allows a horse to hold your most favorite things, from coats, to hats, and even bridles. Adapted for re-use, these Breyer Horses are attached to reclaimed wood from farms in Eastern Pennsylvania. Find it here. The post One-Of-A-Kind Clothing Rack appeared first on Decoholic.
  • 60 Easter Table Decorations

    Melina Divani
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:21 am
    There are few festivals that capture the spirit of a season (and a religion) like Easter does. Here are some tips and ideas on Easter table decorations: 1. Eggs Of course, what’s Easter without the eggs! Did you know that in Christianity, eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Christ? Start dipping those hard-boiled eggs into watercolors, food coloring or the ever-popular dye pellets while keeping in mind that the more color variation, the better. When decorating your table with them, you can place them in mini bird nests along with flowers for a beautiful touch, or you can simply place one…
  • Modern Renovated Farmhouse

    Melina Divani
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Hans Lensvelt s home is an amazing renovated farmhouse with the help of the architect Eline Strijkers.  Bright red armchairs Boutique Diary by Marcel Wanders (Moooi) illuminate the range of brown tones of the show. A space with strength design and a hint of humor. Spider, suspension Dear Ingo Ron Gilad (Moooi) unfolds over the table and chairs AVL Shaker Van Lieshout Joep (Lensvelt) and armchairs Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas (Moooi). Two works by the artist Piet Paris with his corrosive humor and his sense of fun. You love it or hate it, but I know more people who love it! Photographs: ©…
  • Charming Apartment In Moscow

    Melina Divani
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:52 am
    Here’s a one bedroom apartment at the top of one of the Towers in Moscow city. It has a beautiful contemporary design and a lot of natural materials were used including the oak wood ceiling and floor. Come along as we take a close look the different parts of this attractive apartment. Living Room: The living room has a nice color palette that consists of shades of brown and white. Blue is used as an accent color. You can see the big white sofa and several white throw pillows. A brown polished centerpiece blends with the color of the ceiling and floor. From this living room, you can look…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • 7 best modern console tables to have in your living room furniture

    25 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    A console table is usually suited in an entrance hall as a place where you could storage your keys, cell phone or other stuff that you left aside when you are at home. BRABBU present modern consoles selection, they are one of the most practical — yet often overlooked — pieces of furniture a modern home can have We hope you will find inspiration to redecorate your house and give it an modern look with one beautiful console, that will give a very individual and exclusive design.  Be ready to be surprised with our beautiful consoles suggestions. SEE ALSO: How to decorate a living room with…
  • Design Hotels of the World: Meet the Best 5 in New York

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Are you planning a trip? Well, New York is ready for you! We’ll introduce you 5 of the best design hotels in the city that never sleeps. If you want to spend a wonderful and comfortable time in New York city check the next best 5 hotels there. SEE MORE: 7 BEST HOTELS IN PARIS TO VISIT THIS WEEK  Nº1 Crosby Street Hotel Located in the heart of New York’s Soho neighborhood, Crosby Street Hotel is an hotel full of glamour and comfort. Kit Kemp is the artist behind the interior design who reflected a fresh and contemporary style for the luxury hotel’s decoration. To add to the…
  • Maison & Objet Paris 2015 news: conferences to see

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    The 20th edition of Paris’ Maison & Object fair opened on January 23rd and is already leaving participants, design experts and visitors from all over the world bouche bée (open mouthed), and while the show alone is of the utmost interest, you should also consider attending some of the very engaging conferences scheduled for the coming days. SEE ALSO: MAISON & OBJET PARIS 2015: INSPIRATIONS 2015/2016 These conferences at Maison & Objet 2015 are designed for professionals, buyers, journalists and exhibitors and include a program that will explore market trends and the…
  • 2015 Interior Design trends for Hospitality projects: What is coming!

    24 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Today we’ll share with you the 2015 Interior Design trends for Hospitality. As you love to travel we’ll inspire you with some key solutions to the hospitality world so you can enjoy your accommodation according to 2015 Interior Design trends. Let’s see what is coming… SEE MORE: TOP 5 INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR MODERN HOME DÉCOR IN 2015 INTERIORS 1. Blurring Indoor-Outdoor Boundaries The nature experience is now integrated in the 2015 Interior Design trends. People want to experience the nature inside the hotel, so hotel owners try their best to create a natural…
  • IMM Cologne 2015 news: Frigerio introduces new living room trends

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    The IMM Cologne 2015 furnishing show, a sort of mecca for all experts of the sector and amateurs too, is almost at his closing date, but you are still in time to start exploring it. This year’s edition does not leave us empty handed, in fact the show was rich in curiosities and new trends. The IMM Cologne 2015 show is the first and most important furnishing exposition of the year where the range of market-ready products you will find concentrated under one roof is unique and unmissable! SEE ALSO: IMM COLOGNE 2015 NEWS: THE IMPORTANCE OF MATCHING COLOURS AND MATERIALS Today we would…
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • Decorating With Spring Greens

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

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

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

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

    26 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    No matter whether you live in the country or the city, you can still have lots of farmhouse style with rooster themed accessories. Here, you will find roosters in metal, ceramic and more, to brighten your days and remind you of times past. Which is your favorite? Who knew fans came disguised as roosters? But, that’s what this cool guy is. He’s colorful rooster and a fan at the same time. Longing for something retro for the kitchen? Here’s a white ceramic rooster with red and yellow detailes. Okay, so these are black and white hens, not roosters. But, we think they are so…
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  • Vintage Fashion in Black and White

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

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

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

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

    4 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designGreat art movements emerge by challenging convention. The Cubist movement of the early 20th century, led by artist Pablo Picasso, turned traditional art on its head. Gone was a linear single-focused perspective, replaced by abstraction. As the movement grew - with offshoots in literature, architecture, and sculpture, among others – it became a reflection of the larger cultural zeitgeist. The first decades […]The post The Picasso Influence appeared first on .
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  • French Architecture – 12 Amazing Houses

    9 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    Eclectic is an interesting and intriguing movement in French architecture that began its story in the beginning of 20th century. […] The post French Architecture – 12 Amazing Houses appeared first on Founterior.
  • 15 Designer Sitting Furniture Examples

    9 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Beautiful designs have always been inspiring interior designers to create unique places where these fabulous pieces of furniture can be […] The post 15 Designer Sitting Furniture Examples appeared first on Founterior.
  • 15 Modern and Contemporary Designer Floor Lighting Items

    9 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    Have you heard that a modern or contemporary piece of furniture can completely transform your room’s interior? And that a […] The post 15 Modern and Contemporary Designer Floor Lighting Items appeared first on Founterior.
  • Make a bed headboard out of woodeen pallets

    8 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    Being a trend hunter has its charm – you are always after the latest interesting things that happen in the […] The post Make a bed headboard out of woodeen pallets appeared first on Founterior.
  • Garden Fence Ideas and Design Examples

    8 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    In recent years I see more and more people trying to invent different creative objects out of pallets. And I […] The post Garden Fence Ideas and Design Examples appeared first on Founterior.
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  • Create the Perfect Man Cave

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

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

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

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

    Spotlighting - Blog for
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Oh what a journey it’s been. In the year 2014, Taylor Swift ruled the world, despite the haters, LeBron James took his talents back to Northeast Ohio, despite the draw of South Beach, and Guardians of Galaxy ruled the boxed office, despite (or maybe because of) an 80s soundtrack of songs that weren’t even that great in the 80s. And trust us, we love songs from the 80s. This is the time of year everybody puts together their bests and worsts, their rankings and tankings. We take 365 days and pick out a few newsworthy moments and a few pop culture experiences that really stand out.
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  • How to Make Your Bedroom Cold Weather Cozy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Long Term Value of Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: What’s the Return on Your Investment (ROI)?

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

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

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

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

    2 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    According to findings from the 2014 Houzz & Home Survey, remodeling trumps moving – homeowners would rather remodel their homes than buy a new one, and if they embark in a remodel, it means they are there to stay. This is due in part because remodeling gives them the control to make their homes function exactly how they want. The strengthening of the housing market is fueling the remodeling industry. With all of this optimism in the housing market and the remodeling industry, there are certain design trends in kitchens that are expected to continue and increase in popularity in the…
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  • iPhone 6 Wallet Leather Case Review

    Vidya Sudarsan
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Share on Tumblr I recently received Olympian iPhone 6 wallet leather case to review and I find this to be another elegant way to carry my iPhone. The case is made with 100% leather and has slots to keep my credit cards, drivers license and some cash.  It feels sturdy and I’m quite positive that [...] The post iPhone 6 Wallet Leather Case Review appeared first on Related posts: Gadgets You Will Love – iPhone 6 Battery Case Instantly Framed iPhone App Review Modern Leather Sofas Dream Essentials Nite Note Review
  • Colorful Birds In Love

    Vidya Sudarsan
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Share on Tumblr Mother nature has a lot to offer us. Colorful birds, one of the most beautiful creatures to exist, have always served as inspiration for me. Whether it’s their color combinations or the way they interact with each other in nature, I’m always fascinated by them.  Valentine’s day is approaching soon, and here’s [...] The post Colorful Birds In Love appeared first on Related posts: Tiny Colorful Kitchens A Colorful Party Colorful Bedrooms Colorful Kitchen!
  • Gadgets You Will Love – Dual Julienne and Vegetable Peeler

    Vidya Sudarsan
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Share on Tumblr Keri’s dual julienne and vegetable peeler turned my plain old carrots, squash, and zucchini into noodles in just a few minutes. I’ve been browsing several low carb recipes that replaced pasta noodles with vegetables and that’s something I have always wanted to introduce to my family. With a tool like this, I [...] The post Gadgets You Will Love – Dual Julienne and Vegetable Peeler appeared first on Related posts: Gadgets You Will Love – PowerSkin Gadgets You Will Love – Ozeri Digital Bath Scale Gadgets You Will Love…
  • Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper Review

    Vidya Sudarsan
    17 Jan 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Share on Tumblr I’m getting a bit more serious this year with my weight loss goal! Previously, I had reviewed Ozeri’s digital scale and to complement this, I received Ozeri’s body tape measure and body fat test caliper to review. These three products are helping me measure –  pounds, inches and body fat levels! Well, [...] The post Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper Review appeared first on Related posts: Tisha Morris | Mind, Body and Home Gadgets You Will Love – Ozeri Digital Bath Scale Essio – Personal Spa Review…
  • Living Mosaics by Mozaico

    Vidya Sudarsan
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Share on Tumblr Mosaics have been a part of decor for thousands of years. You have most likely seen floors or walls decorated with mosaics, how about wall art? It was an exciting moment when Mozaico contacted me if I would review one of their art. I couldn’t wait to receive the piece. It arrived [...] The post Living Mosaics by Mozaico appeared first on Related posts: Instantly Framed iPhone App Review Accessorizing your Living Room Pillars in Living Spaces Metallic Task Lamps in Living Rooms
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    The Decor Lounge | The Decor Lounge

  • A Girly, Sparkly and On Trend Power Bath: Studio [b] Design Group

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

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

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

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

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

  • 11 Trendy Rooms with Tufted Wall Panels

    Sherry Nothingam
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    With winter in full swing, each day seems like a new quest to keep away the dreary blues for many of us. We started off with ways of spicing things up in the bathroom using vivid colors and tried to add warmth to the kids’ bedrooms with a rustic touch. Today, we go a step further and pull out a trick that works in pretty much every room of the house and is ideal for those looking to bring a new texture into their home. For contemporary interiors filled with glass, stone and concrete, upholstered walls are a gift from design heaven! And exquisite tufted wall panels take this to a whole new…
  • Exclusive London Bachelor Pad Wrapped in Polished Opulence!

    Sherry Nothingam
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Long gone are the days when bachelor pads reminded you of cluttered college dorm rooms filled with unnecessary posters and a whole lot of mess. Today’s bachelor pads are sleek, stylish and curated spaces that exude a sense of ‘cool sophistication’. Located in Barnes, a district in south-west London, this charming hub combines midcentury modern brilliance with vintage accessories and a captivating blend of colors and textures. The defining aspect of this exquisite bachelor pad crafted by Daniel Hopwood Interior Design for a couple of brothers is the use of high-end furniture that takes…
  • Posh Contemporary Apartment in Poland Unleashes Monochromatic Magic

    Sherry Nothingam
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:17 am
    We often turn towards color to revamp our home and give the interior a fresh, new look with changing seasons and trends. But how would you decorate a home that is devoid of any bold color and draped in black, white and shades of gray? Pulling off a beautiful monochromatic look with black and white as the main protagonists is a task not for those with limited imagination! Located in Sosnowiec, Poland, the M68 Apartment designed by Widawscy Studio Architektury is a lesson on how to pull off such a daring look, as it turns to texture and geometric pattern to make up for the obvious lack of…
  • Learning More About Bamboo Flooring

    Kate Simmons
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:10 am
    Bamboo flooring is one of today’s hottest trends, thanks to the eco-friendly properties of bamboo, as well as its durability and sleek look. Not to mention, bamboo can be more affordable than other environmentally friendly options such as Marmoleum, cork and certain hardwood flooring selections. Want to learn more? Today’s post is for you!…All About BambooLet’s start by taking a closer look at bamboo flooring and its properties. Bamboo is a member of the grass family, and it grows quickly, which is why so many people plant it as a natural fence/privacy screen in their…
  • 20 Rustic Kids’ Bedrooms with Creative, Cozy Elegance

    Sherry Nothingam
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Your bedroom is a personal haven that can be shaped in many different ways to suit your specific taste and needs. Obviously, the design of a kids’ bedroom should be no different, and often a compromise between what the little ones want and the look or theme you can pull off is the best path forward. While most kids’ bedrooms seem to embrace the clean, contemporary look, try a fun, comfy twist this winter by giving the modern rustic style a shot. It is also a perfect way to replicate the fun memories of your holiday trip to the woodsy winter cabin, and it creates a dreamy, natural escape…
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    Leovan Design

  • Casual Interior Design Style

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wave Goodbye To These 5 Design Trends

    Decor Girl
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Interiors are like fashion, it is fun to be in, but not past the expiration date. Enjoy new interior design trends and nix the old. Read More
  • Architecture Offers 2015 Interior Inspiration

    Decor Girl
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    What is the best way to generate new interior ideas? Look to the past, to historic architecture. Taliesin West by Frank Lloyd Wright is full of inspiration. Read More
  • Merry Christmas From Decor Girl

    Decor Girl
    25 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    An inspiration photo journal of thoughts for Christmas. Read More
  • 3 Last Minute Healthy Holiday Stocking Stuffers

    Decor Girl
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Be a gift giving rockstar, these are three super-duper last minute gifts which are healthy, techie and fun. Great stocking stuffers. Read More
  • Time To Update Holiday Food Traditions

    Decor Girl
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Eating the same old meal we had to eat every stinking holiday year after year is not so much a tradition as it may be a sign someone needs therapy. It is time to change things up a bit. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Choosing your wooden flooring – Hardwood or Engineered Wood?

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

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

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

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

    5 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    Hardwood flooring has always been a popular choice for people renovating their home, providing a feeling of classic style and luxury to whatever room it is put in. When it comes to bathrooms though, many people are under the impression that wood is completely unsuitable for flooring, and instead opt for a more functional but less aesthetically pleasing option like lino or tile. But what if you have hardwood flooring across the rest of your home, and want to have some continuity in your bathroom? Well, the good news is that hardwood can be a perfectly suitable flooring option for your…
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    Home Stratosphere

  • Majestic Rustic Contemporary Home By Jaffa Group

    HS Editor
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:38 am
    With this gallery, we set out to highlight the beautiful rustic-contemporary design work on the White Pines house by Jaffa Group. The Park City, Utah based developers crafted this sprawling mountain home with bold natural elements throughout, the most important of which are the large scale use of stone and natural wood. The interior features soaring ceilings with exposed beams, lush marble flooring, and an abundance of uniquely personal touches throughout. Keep an eye out for standout elements like the massive stone fireplace, living room-overlooking catwalk, and innovative dining room light…
  • Contemporary Holland Park Project By Roselind Wilson Design

    HS Editor
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    We are pleased to bring you a new gallery focusing on another exquisite home interior project by Roselind Wilson Design. The homeowners requested a comfortable design, timeless and allowing for durable furniture, fabrics, and finishes that would accommodate a young and growing family. Roselind Wilson Design utilized its extensive supplier connections and deep well of product knowledge to create a synthesis of thoughtful design and functional living space. The 2970 square foot home, located in Notting Hill, London, is flush with subtle luxurious touches, set in a restrained partnership with…
  • 21 Inspiring Custom Photo Ceilings by Canadian Specialty Ceilings

    HS Editor
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring more custom ceiling designs by Canadian Specialty Ceilings. This time, we’ll be featuring custom-made photo ceilings, which are more of a decorative element than an architectural design, like our previous features, barrel vaults, groin vaults, and domed ceilings. While architectural custom ceilings can tend to look very similar, photo ceilings have the added benefit of being utterly unique. Anything you dream up can be put on the ceiling, from underwater views to the night sky. A photo ceiling can be an easy way to add color and a significant…
  • Stately StoneHenge Terrace Residence by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

    HS Editor
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring a resplendent home by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design. Garrison Hullinger Interior Design was given the exciting task of designing the first ever “Made in America” home to be showcased in a Street of Dreams event, the most popular luxury lifestyle home showcase in the United States. The home is made with all-American components, and craftsmen and artisans were featured in the creation of this amazing, stylish home. The home was designed as a home for a young family, with an easy transition from the outdoor space to the indoor living spaces. The…
  • 50 Impressive Master Bedrooms with Fireplaces

    HS Editor
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    Welcome to our special gallery featuring a large collection of beautifully designed master bedrooms, each with a fireplace. This collection of fifty-odd master bedrooms is varied in color palette, layout, and design style, ranging from clean, simple and contemporary to ornate and traditional. Each of these master bedrooms features a fireplace. Some are open, others enclosed. Some are above a raised hearth, while others are set flat into the wall. Some of these bedrooms lead out onto a balcony, or into a lushly landscaped backyard. Some are very luxurious, worth hundreds of thousands of…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • History of the Ottoman

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

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

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

    Donna Hoffman
    10 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    Donna Hoffman on... Do you sometimes feel bullied by furniture store salespeople? Don’t buy another stick of furniture until you learn how to empower yourself! Learn how here. About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending…
  • End Decorating Frustration for Good!

    Donna Hoffman
    9 Jan 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Frustrated by home decorating? Here are two “P’s” to help you end that frustration once and for all!   About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous results…
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    Chic California

  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #54

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

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

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

    16 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Milk Paint Farmhouse Dresser: Before and After Sometimes, a piece of furniture you set out to rehab does not turn out the way you envisioned. Sometimes, it turns out better! I bought this dresser off  Craigslist, sight unseen. Well, I didn’t see it anyway. I sent my husband and Dad over to pick it up {Read More...} The post Milk Paint Farmhouse Dresser: Before and After appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #53

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #53 This has been a wild week for me. My Dollar Store DIY: Vintage Locker Bins were featured on Hometalk (a great home and garden website if you are not familiar with it) and The Huffington Post and my email inbox has been swamped! I’m trying to get to everyone, {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #53 appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Loft Apartment by Olivier Burns

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    Interior designer Oliver Burns recently completed the Loft Apartment project. This inspiring industrial apartment is located in Soho, an area of the City of Westminster in West London, England. Loft Apartment by Olivier Burns: “A cool industrial backdrop is infused with sophisticated feminine highlights throughout this contemporary loft in the heart of fashionable Soho. Designed with a neutral palette, velvety soft aged leather furniture mingles with shimmering fabrics to temper..More...
  • Riverview House by Bennett and Trimble

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:04 am
    Riverview House is a residential project completed by Bennett and Trimble. It is located in Riverview, Australia. Riverview House by Bennett and Trimble: “A new courtyard house for a young family on a modest suburban block in Sydney. The courtyard creates visual connections between the street, the living areas and the back garden. The roof is deformed at the northeast corner allowing sunlight deep into the courtyard and the house...More...
  • Torcasso Residence by Page

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:11 am
    Torcasso Residence is a home located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With stunning views over the surrounding landscape, it was designed by Page. Torcasso Residence by Page: “The Torcasso House is inspired by the spectacular landscape of northern New Mexico and by the prospect of living in nature in a way that creates a constant and memorable connection to the mountains, the sky, the air and the climate of this..More...
  • House 2413 by Charged Voids

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:13 am
    House 2413 is a private residence located in Mohali, Punjab, India. It as designed by Charged Voids in 2014. House 2413 by Charged Voids: “The project is located in Mohali, a satellite town of Chandigarh that is witnessing fast paced growth like most Indian cities. The brief of the client, a builder was to design a house for selling that is universal in character so that it is acceptable &..More...
  • Casa La Tomatina by Plastik Arquitectos

    24 Jan 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Casa La Tomatina is a private residence designed by Plastik Arquitectos in 2014. It is located in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Casa La Tomatina by Plastik Arquitectos: “The project of this weekend house in the countryside is divided into two parts: an open, welcoming glass volume open to views and public functions of the house, and an enclosed stone volume that protects the bedrooms (the intimate area), the permeability of the volumes..More...
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  • Acoustic Wall Panel Collection by Wilhelmiina Kosonen

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    Gran RU Collection by Wilhelmiina Kosonen is an acoustic wall panels, an innovative way to create a visual experience using 3d-texture and ecological materials. Read the rest of Acoustic Wall Panel Collection by Wilhelmiina Kosonen originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Volume and Maggiolina at Maison et Objet in Paris

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Volume and Maggiolina are the new lighting design collections by .exnovo – a pioneer in the use of professional 3D printing to manufacture lighting accessories and furnishings. You can see .exnovo collection at Maison et Objet in Paris -Hall. 8 now, stand C 19. Read the rest of Volume and Maggiolina at Maison et Objet in Paris originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Studio A – Hairdressing Salon by Think Forward

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:36 am
    What will you need to create a smart working space, hairdressing salon that will attract young, open-minded customers? Designers Galina Milkova and Nedko Nikolov from Think Forward studio used a light zen inspired colour scheme, mirror wall and modern furniture to create Studio A. Read the rest of Studio A – Hairdressing Salon by Think Forward originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Luxury Villa on Lake Snagov

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    This contemporary architectural project of DOOI Studio in Romania is luckily situated at the verge of vast forests and beautiful shores of Snagov Lake – exceptional and secluded location. The inner premises with their vast (double height) volumes, grand soft furniture elements and wood cladding of the walls carry an eclectic hint of the socialist architecture and design – especially when concerns big residential project located in beautiful natural surroundings. This fusion of contemporary dynamic and settled “Soc- lux” brings interesting and elegant value to the interior. Read…
  • Spacious Bedroom Interior by Studio Tolicci

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    Studio Tolicci have designed this exquisite bathroom and bedroom in spacious apartment in Bratislava. Read the rest of Spacious Bedroom Interior by Studio Tolicci originally posted on © - 2015.
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    24 Jan 2015 | 1:10 am
    One of the winners of the Pure Talents Contest of at imm cologne 2015 is Moritz Putzier: sourceHis Cooking Table, selected for the Pure Talents Contest 2015. Atelier writing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Maison et Objet - Peview

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:01 am
    Maison et Objet 2015 starts tomorrow. Have a look at some inspiring new designs: French custom rug designer and manufacturer Serge Lesage - Hana Grenade.Luna Cabinet by Patricia Urquiola... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • IMM Cologne - the new major trend this year is comfort and coziness

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    according to and article in Deutsche Welle from yesterday. Such is the slogan of this year's fair: "Design and comfort - it was never a contradiction!"  'Gingko' couchSANCAL Minotti Not that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • IMM Cologne 2015 - a glimpse to LivingKitchen

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
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  • Urban Rough Luxury

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Style and comfort - that is in two words the description of this charming eclectic modern loft. But I cannot stop thinking also of the popular in the last sevral years Rough Lux trend. Still, it is... [[ 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

  • 9 Clever Designs That Integrate Storage With Stairs

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

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

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

    1 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    Happy new year! My new year wishes to you are that you should have a happy, healthy and successful year. May 2015 be your year. 1 book. 12 chapters. 365 pages. Write a good one!
  • Quick And Easy Gift Wrap Ideas

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Half the fun of receiving a gift is unwrapping it. And a beautifully wrapped gift just adds to the excitement. At this time of year you’ve probably got loads of gifts to give. And no doubt, you want too wrap them in style. But because of the pressures of this hectic season, you may not have […]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Sarah Dennis

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tour the 5 best interiors of the year!

    Interior Habit
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:38 am
    We’ve put together a short video for you touring the 5 best interiors of the year. It focuses on some of our favourite industrial kitchens and living spaces. The video also allows you to see how these beautiful spaces compare to the rest of the house as we guide you through each full interior. You’ll need to upgrade your version of FLV player to watch the walk throughs, but we assure you it’s worth it. Let us know which one you liked the most in the comments below and we will try to bring you more videos of that house and similar houses in the new year! We’ve had…
  • 4 Swimming pools that are calling you!

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

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

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

    Interior Habit
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    In keeping with some of our recent Moroccan designs here is a beautifully tiled shower, it’s like showering in a jungle!
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  • Renovated Apartment In Brussels

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

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

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

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

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    Founded in 2011 by interior designers Krista Schrock and David John Dick, DISC Interiors has been hailed for creating warm modern designs that exude an “enviable California vibe.” This lovely home, that we’re sharing today totally qualify with that description in one hundred percent. Inspired by natural materials, tonal color palettes, and the distinctive work of artisans and craftspeople with whom they work, the duo strives to create homes that are as stylish and refined as they are effortless and comfortable. Miracle Mille Residential Project is planned, designed and decorated in…
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  • 10 Creative Firewood Storage Ideas for the Living Room

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    We are in the midst of a cold, freezing winter and we hope that now you are next to a  cozy fireplace in warm living room. Fireplace is the diamond of the living room during the winter, we all know that. However, the firewood can be a reason for a messy and unaesthetic appearance in The post 10 Creative Firewood Storage Ideas for the Living Room appeared first on Related posts: 8 Cozy and Modern Dining Rooms with Fireplace How to Create Halloween Ambiance in the Living Room-7 Useful Ideas 8 Creative New Year Decorations for Fireplace Mantel
  • 13 Cool Pendant Lighting Design Trends for 2015

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    In the rather gloomy and dark winter we decided to provide you with light, and not any kind of light but a new, modern, uprising trends in the pendant lighting sector. Pendant lighting trends change and evolve from year to year, so as this year already begin is time to refresh the home with cool, The post 13 Cool Pendant Lighting Design Trends for 2015 appeared first on Related posts: 10 Cool Attic Home Office Interior Design Ideas 10 Cool Scandinavian Dining Room Interior Design Ideas 10 Cool Kitchen Interior Design Ideas with Brick Walls
  • 13 Super Chic Tufted Headbord Design Ideas for Modern Bedroom

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Due to the minimalist nature of the bedroom, the headboard and its design have a major role in creating a bold focal point and a modern statement in the interior. Perfect way to add style and vivid texture in the bedroom is upholstered tufted headboard which is a huge trend in the modern chic bedroom with The post 13 Super Chic Tufted Headbord Design Ideas for Modern Bedroom appeared first on Related posts: Best 12 Grey and Yellow Bedroom Design Ideas For Cozy and Modern Vibe 15 Super Chic Bedrooms with Faux Fur Bedding 10 Super Chic Living Room Interior Design Ideas
  • Best 12 Grey and Yellow Bedroom Design Ideas For Cozy and Modern Vibe

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Naturally, we all know how important is the color scheme for the bedroom and how big of a role plays in creating the perfect, balanced and tranquil ambiance. In order the attain a balanced and yet modern ambiance in the bedroom interior you should try mixing dark gloomy colors with bright luminous shades such as The post Best 12 Grey and Yellow Bedroom Design Ideas For Cozy and Modern Vibe appeared first on Related posts: 10 Cozy Yellow Bedroom Interior Design Ideas Best 15 Gray and Yellow Living Room Design Ideas 10 Modern Grey Living Room Interior Design Ideas
  • 15 Airy and Beautiful Kitchen Designs with Skylights

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:21 am
    The fundamental of refreshing and airy kitchen is a wise ventilation, which should be one of the main priorities when creating a new kitchen or remodeling the old one. Skylights is the uprising trend for both ultimate ventilation, source of natural sunlight and advanced architectural feature. Kitchen with skylights tend to have a refreshing, bright The post 15 Airy and Beautiful Kitchen Designs with Skylights appeared first on Related posts: Best 15 Airy Bedrooms with Installed Skylights Open Shelving in 8 Amazing Kitchen Designs 10 Fascinating Airy Kitchen Interior Design…
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    New Home Interior Design Photo & Ideas

  • Calgary Stagers – Directing The Way To A Profitable Real-estate Empire

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

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

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

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

    11 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Have you consider making your bathroom become a child proofing? Child proofing is a must if you have children, not only on the playing area but also very important applied in the bathroom. Even the bathroom is the most risky places for the whole family especially for children because children always consider all the room in their house are playing areas and all the objects they encounter is a toy. If you apply a child proofing in your home, you will be able to avoid your children from the accidents even though you cannot always keep your children out of danger. Because of the bathroom has…
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – January 23

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

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

    Emma Harger
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    I finished my day at Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market with a visit to the Stylecraft showroom, a fun and inviting place full of stylish lighting and delicious snacks. As a bonus, they were also playing a playlist of late 90s pop songs–an era and genre I am unashamedly fond of–so that just made my visit even better. Here are 20 great looks from the Stylecraft showroom! Click to make each one bigger. Here are some of the lighting trends visible in this showroom: Metallics: Whether you keep it cool with silvery hues or warm things up with copper and brass,…
  • Black Shade Lighting for a Luxury Look 3

    Emma Harger
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Black is the super-stylish color that goes with everything, whether in personal fashion or in home fashion. It’s having a big moment in interiors lately, especially showing up as a highly dramatic wall paint color that can really transform a room. But that’s an incredibly daring choice to make, so if you want to try black on a smaller home decor level, why not try some black shade lighting? Here we have collected 16 different fixtures that make great use of black shades to create a luxury lighting look. Remember that black shades direct the light with a higher degree of…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – January 16

    Emma Harger
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    Hey, guess what? We made it to the end of the week! It was a big week for us over here at Lights Online. We’ve shared tours of AmericasMart showrooms for Currey & Company, Cyan Design and Elk Lighting (plus we have 2 more brands’ tours in the pipeline). We’re also starting to plan for Design Bloggers Conference, which is going to be at the end of February right here in Atlanta. Looking forward to it! But now, since it’s Friday, its time to share 10 design inspirations that we found all over the Internet–and, as you’ll see, all over the world. Philips…
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  • How To Make More Money In Interior Design

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

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

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

    Alycia Wicker
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Before you consult that psychic at the strip mall to find an interior design business strategy to double your income, I’ve got something to say. Being an interior designer today isn’t easy. Especially if you’re constipated with fear and full of too many ideas. You know that your brilliance is hiding right around the corner […] The post Interior Design Business Strategy To Double Your Income appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • How To Make Money As An Interior Designer

    Alycia Wicker
    2 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mupplebee Stop putting out for free. That’s not how you build a design business. I was having a convo with an Anonymous Designer. Well, I know who they are, but you don’t and we are going to keep it this way for this note (but they’ve given me permission to share this with you). They had […] The post How To Make Money As An Interior Designer appeared first on Mupplebee.
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Long Term Value of Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: What’s the Return on Your Investment (ROI)?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Maison et Object 2015 – First hours day one – Best of so far

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

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

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

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

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

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

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This post is all about clever ways to organize your kitchen.  I am one of those people that wishes I had a bigger kitchen, not just a little bigger, A LOT bigger.  Last week I organized my closet and this week it’s the kitchen.  Today I took on the project of cleaning out and organizing the pantry and cleaning out the top cabinets.  I got rid of a lot of things I haven’t used or have rarely used since we moved in nearly 7 years ago.  These little tiny cabinets are so cute to look at and they are great for storing those big bulky kitchen items.  I should have takes a picture…
  • Ikea Bedroom Design under $2,500

    16 Jan 2015 | 2:49 pm
    I had so much fun last week with the Target living room design for under $1,200.  So, I thought I’d start doing it once a week with a different store.  So, if you have a fun place you like to shop that has a website you can purchase on, then let me know!  I’d love to find out where you shop.  Also, you can give me ideas of what rooms to do, if you’ve got that one trouble room. Today I decided to do a full bedroom design through Ikea.  I LOVE that store.  There is one that is about an hour and a half away and I don’t get to go there very often.  So, I…
  • Brilliant Closet Organization Ideas

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:28 pm
    I’ve decided that I need to go through my entire house and organize everything and throw things away that I don’t use anymore or have never used.  I thought I’d start with the bedroom closet.  I chose to do this post because I’m in the process of organizing my bedroom and I didn’t have any great closet organization ideas.  I’ve found some really great ideas and I want to share them with you. First thing you’ll want to do is take everything out of the closet, yes I mean everything.  You’ll soon realize how much crap you have in there that…
  • Under $1,200 Target Living Room Design With Links

    9 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Sometimes it can be hard to do a whole room design on a tight budget.  Target is one of my favorite stores to shop for home decor and I’ve come up with a total room design for under $1,500.  Check it out and let me know what you think.||Black Triangle Printed Pillow $24.99|| ||Bird Frame $9.99|| ||Embellished Printed Pillow $24.99|| ||Raw Fringe Lamp Shade $24.99|| ||Geo Print Pouf $59.99|| ||Geo Ceramic Lamp Base $47.00|| ||Metallic Woven Frame $12.99|| ||Bird Tealight Holder $9.99|| ||Round Accent Table $59.99|| ||Printed Woven Decorative Bin $27.99|| ||Triangle Throw…
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  • Ongoing Trend Alert: Copper Everything

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

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

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

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

    Alexandra C.
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
      It’s that most wonderful time of the year again when you get to hang mistletoe, strings of lights, and holly all around your home. You’re planning holiday parties; doing last-minute Christmas shopping; and maybe even shoveling snowy driveways and salting down frozen sidewalks.     As you know, it’s important to keep the exterior of your home well-lit with all of this hustling, bustling, merry, and cheer going on in and around your cozy abode. Not only do you want to shout, “Merry Christmas!” with those festive string lights but you also want to insure your family…
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  • Favorite Finds At “Pacific Grove Antiques”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    Interior design doesn’t always come naturally, and with all the different elements like colours, space, lighting etc. that make up a room – it can be difficult to know where to start.  For me, it is essential to keep personality in the bedroom – but, as a bachelor, you want to keep an element of style, sophistication and sexiness; a ‘grown up’ look that will impress any female friends you may decide to invite over.  Here are 10 fun (and perhaps ever-so-slightly stereotypical) examples of male bedrooms which expresses personality, to inspire you: 1. The Sports Fanatic Okay, so…
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  • 7 Reasons to Start a Home Staging Career in 2015

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

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

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

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

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    RESA Awards I’m truly honored and excited to be nominated by RESA as the Most Innovative Product or Service of the year for our Staging Mentors program!  What makes this RESA Award nomination so special  and unique is that it’s not about me… This nomination is for the many, wonderful, successful, veteran stagers in our industry who generously give their time and knowledge to new stagers in order to elevate the industry as a whole. I truly believe in learning from those who have tread that path before you and networking with mentors in your field.  The many mentors who I…
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  • Event: Times Decor Exhibition (23 Jan-26 Jan 2015)

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

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

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

    Shruti Verma
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Ever wondered how long the various parts of your home can really last?  The beginning of a new year is the ideal time to take stock of your furniture and gadgets at home and ring out the old and ring in the new. We found this brilliant infographic created by the people at Glotech Repairs that charts out the life expectancy of everything from a light bulb to a sofa so that you know when it’s time to go shopping. The post Is there a perfect time to buy something new? appeared first on Nestopia.
  • How to Redecorate Your Bedroom for Less

    Guest Author
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Tired of living with last decade’s decor? Are you ready for a completely new bedroom that expresses you? Don’t be discouraged if funds present limitations. We can tell you how to make the funds work for you! Here are some fabulous redecorating ideas that can give your bedroom the face-lift, vitality, and vibrancy you know it’s begging for! Accent a Wall You will be amazed with how much the look and feeling of a room can change with a dab of paint. One gallon of eggshell tintable latex-base paint won’t pinch your pocket too much and will do the job just fine. Thinking…
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  • Our Latest Interior Design Project Features this Stunning Textured Wallpaper

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

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

    16 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    The post Soft Luxury Using a Subtle Embroidered Fabric appeared first on My Website.
  • Add Stunning Glamour & Sparkle with this Ceiling Light Fixture

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    The post Add Stunning Glamour & Sparkle with this Ceiling Light Fixture appeared first on My Website.
  • Artists We Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    Homeowners have different motivations for renovating their abodes. They want to keep up with design trends and improve their home’s overall look and appeal, while others may be preparing for a sale and would like to up its value. Whatever the reason, an HDB renovation project can be a daunting, stressful and expensive task if one is not properly prepared for its demands. Here are the 4 most common pitfalls to avoid: 1. Neglecting HDB Rules and Regulations.  Minor renovations that do not significantly affect a building’s structural integrity might be exempted from set HDB rules.
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  • Surround yourself with people who enhance your life

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

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

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    It’s here again; in most countries the end of the year heralds great excitement and anticipation for New Year’s Eve parties, celebration, fun and letting your hair down, maybe a bit too much then wondering what in Hades happened, and what 2015 will bring. Mind you, some people don’t have either the festive or even […]
  • No matter where you go, there you are.

    11 Dec 2014 | 2:55 am
    There’s nothing quite like a holiday to unite people. Whichever you celebrate (if any), the fact that many do at this time slows the pace of business, creating opportunities to reflect on life and perhaps plan future holidays. What will that be for you in 2015? You could go anywhere, do anything. How will you […]
  • Back to square one – simple!

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:14 am
    There is much truth in the expression, “less is more.” See how many idioms you come up with which include the one word “square”.  Three square meals! Square the accounts. A square peg in a round hole. That one word offers so much more. Sometimes we make life complicated and dreams don’t work out and […]
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  • 10 New Futuristic and Friendly Home Inventions for the Future

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

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

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

    Eric Pangburn
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Photo by Timothy Marsee How a Man cave can save Relationships Nowadays pretty much everyone knows what a man cave is, or you may even have one, but what you may not know is that a man cave can really help save your relationships. You may not need to see a relationship coach, you may only need to carve out a little space for a man cave. It can be the one single thing that saves, or strengthens, your romantic and social relationships. The man cave can help strengthen your relationships with your buddies, your girl and your kids, by helping make you an all around better man! Let’s face it,…
  • A Smart Wallet for Men is a Smart Wallet

    Eric Pangburn
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Unlike women and their complicated, many pocketed purses, in which they dig 10+ minutes to locate something, a man’s needs found here at Dude Living are far simpler. We require a wallet in which to carry our ID, credit cards and cash. Now days, we can go for the standard leather wallet, or get more creative with one of the designer wallets available, like a Smart Wallet. A Smart Wallet, You Ask? Indeed, we say.  A crowd funding project known as StreetSmart, has created and is marketing a new wallet that may become a virtual man’s favored technical device of the decade, and the best…
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  • 5 simple steps to tackle clutter (and a little gift)

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

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

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

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

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    After Shawn and I got married, my friend, Sami, discovered an old German tradition and used it to make a beautiful gift. She wrapped 12 ornaments that symbolize the qualities of an incredible relationship. When we decorate the tree, we're reminded of her hopes for our happiness (and how lucky I am to have such a good friend).In the action-packed days before the holidays, it's easy to get weighed down by all you want to do to celebrate the people you care about. But if you want the holiday to feel special, slow down and make it personal. Get caught up in the experience,…
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  • Innovative Home Workspace Decorating Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    15 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    I already heard about this new IKEA collection on Emmas Design blog. Next month IKEA will finally launch SPRUTT in the UK. First impressions? It looks space-saving, functional and fun. I like the crisp white base colour with splashes of yellow, red and blue. My favourite piece is the SPRUTT Knob Rack (ooooh matron). I reckon that this collection will resonate well with adults and kids alike. SPRUTT will be available in stores across the UK from February 2015. How do you like it?  
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  • Guest Post : Different Reasons Why Window Décor Ideas are Important

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

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

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

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:12 pm
    If you are an apartment dweller, you must make sure to read today’s post that would talk about storage solutions, about 40 of them that are sure to make your living stylish. We all have lived in small cramped up apartments at some point in our lives and have always wished there was more space [...] The post 40 Cool Apartment Storage Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 16 Ultimate Western Living Room Decorating Ideas

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Thinking of decorating your living room in western style? Wondering how you can bring about a western flavor to your homes? Are you in love with the Wild West movies? The west brings with itself a timeless authenticity which is ultimately rustic and appealing for most people. The dapper looking logs, statues of free spirited [...] The post 16 Ultimate Western Living Room Decorating Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
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    ProFlowers Blog

  • 4 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues with Flowers

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

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

    19 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Looking to express your love but feeling tongue-tied? Use our poetry generator to create a love poem for your one and only. The post Love Poetry Generator appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • The Bachelor Quiz: Are You Compatible With Chris Soules?

    16 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Find out whether you would be a good match for our favorite farmer Chris Soules. The post The Bachelor Quiz: Are You Compatible With Chris Soules? appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • A Useful and Unique Orchid Care Tip

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    How much water and plant food should you give your orchid? We've got a brilliant orchid care tip, so you give it the right amount every time. The post A Useful and Unique Orchid Care Tip appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
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  • Vintage Chic – Fruit Boutique

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

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

    Boogie's Boutique
    25 Dec 2014 | 12:24 am
      Filed under: Happy Holidays, Holiday, Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings Tagged: Happy Holidays, Holiday, Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings
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    Frame 4 Design

  • 10 Ways To Enhance Your Living Room Decor With Picture Frames

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 9 Bad Decorating Habits to Break Once and For All in 2015

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

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

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

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

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Whether you’re buying a sofa to match your existing décor, or vice versa, these 8 great colour ideas will help you achieve the right balance in your living room. When it comes to decorating any space, choosing the right colours is essential. However, many people find this to be especially challenging in the living room, which needs to be both calming for relaxation, and vibrant for entertaining. If you’re struggling to find the right balance, these eight colour ideas will guide you in the right direction. NATURAL Provided we pretend there is no such thing as a red wine spillage, a…
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    Odds & End Tables

  • Celeb Look for Less: Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

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

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

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

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

    City Furniture
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    As snowbirds make their annual trek south and Floridians are called upon to provide balmy refuge, ‘tis the time of year when sleeper sofas become your most useful piece of furniture. And while no one can argue the function they provide, it’s not exactly the same as sleeping on a traditional mattress—until now, that is. This month, we are beyond excited (and so is your mother-in-law) to announce the arrival of the Kevin Charles memory foam upgrade. Designed with five inches of state-of-the-art memory foam, these revolutionary mattresses offer pressure point relief and cradling comfort so…
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  • 13 Inspirational Basement Office Designs

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

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

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

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

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Basement Bar Ideas – Choosing The Style Of Your Home Bar   The style of basement bar you choose can dictate the decor choices of the rest of your basement space. When choosing a home bar you want to consider what it’s going to be used for. Do you want to make the man cave of your dreams, a nice modern bar, or do you want a family friendly layout. When planning your basement bar you want to incorporate all the details into your existing layout. Pick a design that will fit into your home and lifestyle. It also needs to fit all your entertaining needs. Depending on whether…
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  • Best of Houzz 2015 !

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

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

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

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

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