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  • These Designers Will Fail At Interior Design Entrepreneurship

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    Alycia Wicker
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee These types of interior designers will fail at interior design entrepreneurship. If you read any of these and feel like they apply to you, you may want to rethink pursuing your dream of interior design entrepreneurship. I wish I had a magic wand to turn everyone who wanted to be into a business owner of their […] The post These Designers Will Fail At Interior Design Entrepreneurship appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Looking Ahead: The 9 Biggest Style Trends in 2015

    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
    I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Faith Phillips, whose job it is to study trends and style for La-Z-Boy. Interestingly, she said that the home furnishings industry has sped up so much in the past ten years that they are now pulling ideas right off the runway, which is super cool. She then walked me through this luscious slide show of her nine predictions all of which are heavily influenced by fashion and very convincing. 2015 looks very different than 2014. I asked if she would let me share her presentation with you. She said yes, so here's what to look for in the next year.
  • Interior Decorating IQ Test: Guess the Celebrity

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    Donna Hoffman
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    Donna Hoffman on... Your design fingerprint says a lot about you. Learning how to zero in on yours makes the difference between designing a room that’s a me-too space vs. a uniquely beautiful place your friends or family love, but they don’t know why. Authentic beauty catches our fancy. In this post, we’re going to test your decorating fingerprint IQ. Look at the photos and the simple descriptions about them. Then guess which celeb this room belongs to. Here are some design fingerprint clues: The person likes a lot of beefy, rugged, textures but not a lot of color. This person doesn’t…
  • Snow Hotel

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    Vania
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Snow hotel – a South Korean modern fairytale or a new-age take on Alice in Wonderland interiors. South Korea, ah? You never thought that such a piece of contemporary art and design will be found in so unexpected place – but none the less, here it is, and as the designers from 1990 uao and Archigroup MA claimed for this project – the secret is in the details. The Snow Hotel’s unusual design and architecture blur the borders between floor, walls and ceiling, allow arches to define spaces and uses common materials as art structures. Read the rest of Snow Hotel originally posted on…
  • Country Interior Design Style

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Country interior design style reflects the comfort and the lifestyle of living in the countryside. The main difference between the country interior design style and other interior design styles is the feeling of closeness to nature achieved by bringing outdoor nature elements to indoor spaces. Here are some of the elements used in the country design style: Natural materials are
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  • Ruban Coffee Table by RKNL Furniture Design

    Alicita Rodriguez
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Besides its Dutch production, Amsterdam-based furniture design studio RKNL collaborates with Brooklyn-based manufacturers to bring its collection to life for US customers in order to “support local creative economies.” This bi-continental production method also eliminates unnecessary shipping and energy consumption. RKNL’s new coffee table, known as Ruban, also joins two cultures—European design and Japanese technique. Japanese Technique of Burning Wood Intensifies Grain Pattern Constructed of brushed brass and burned oak, Ruban showcases the Shou-sugi-ban method of burning wood,…
  • Coffee Table Compositions: Hospitality Trend

    Ali Morris
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Designed to be used together, these coffee table collections combine varying heights, sizes, finishes and colors to create architectural living room compositions. Danish design studio Hay designed the tray table with a removable top that can used to serve tea and treats. Designed by Marcel Breuer for Knoll in 1924, the classic Laccio nesting tables from the Bauhaus era are made of chromed seamless tubular steel with satin-finish lacquer tops. This trio of Osis tables by German studio llot llov are designed to slot into each other. The unusual table tops are made of salt-treated spruce…
  • Umleiter Suspension Lamp by Veronika Gombert

    Ali Morris
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Umleiter (which means ‘diverter’ in German) is a flexible suspension lamp designed by Veronika Gombert that uses a simple mechanism to adjust the direction of its light. Veronika Gombert’s Umleiter provides a neat solution for room situations where the ceiling rose is inconveniently positioned. The lamp’s cord is channeled through an aluminum rod and is held in place by the sliding friction created by the weight of the hanging hand spun metal lamp shade. The lamp can be be turned 360° and can therefore be positioned anywhere within the rod’s 1m radius…
  • Santorini Lamp by Sputnik Estudio for Marset

    Joseph Starr
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    Having just moved (and into a house with a suspicious lack of overhead lighting), I know how difficult it can be to find functional, good looking lamps. Manufacturer Marset and Sputnik Estudio do too. That’s why they’ve created Santorini—an attractive, adjustable, eminently versatile new lantern-style lamp. A Hanging Lantern Inspired By Fishing Boat Lighting Given its fishing-fleet antecedents, Santorini has a certain old-school appeal. Nevertheless, it’s a timeless aesthetic that looks great re-contextualized into modern decor. Santorini also has a design-it-yourself quality that…
  • Bells Side Table by Henrik Pedersen for Gloster

    Ali Morris
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Bristol, England-based brand Gloster provides us with a sneak preview of its 2015 collection with the aluminum and teak Bells side table.  Designed by Henrik Pedersen, Bells is an hourglass-shaped occasional table for the patio Two aluminum bells joined together make up the shape of this small outdoor side table, while a removable buffed teak lid provides a handy storage area. For more information contact visit www.gloster.com About the manufacturer: In 1960, the founding members of Gloster began manufacturing in West Africa, in 1981 they launched the Gloster brand in Bristol,…
 
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  • The 12 Days of Architecture (14 photos)

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    On the 12 days of Christmas, what will architecture give to you?
  • Survey Results: Kitchen Trends That Seem Here to Stay (19 photos)

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Kitchens are about so much more than just cooking food. These central hubs in our homes are where we often eat, help our kids do homework, entertain, organize schedules and even watch TV. So it’s no surprise to learn that homeowners are always eager to make the most of their kitchens. And...
  • Shop Houzz: Lamps for Every Style (76 photos)

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Lighting truly makes a room, and it’s a good idea to have at least two light sources in every room, too. Lamps are a perfect way to add mood lighting that doubles as a decor accent in whatever your style may be. We’ve rounded up our favorites from the Houzz Shop in a slew of styles, including...
  • Mistletoe Is Coming to Town (9 photos)

    22 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    For many, mistletoe prompts visions of holiday celebrations — maybe a stolen kiss or two. When it’s not being used as holiday decor, mistletoe is actually a parasitic plant, attaching itself to the branches of trees for water and nutrients. In winter mistletoe is particularly striking, dangling...
  • Room of the Day: A White Cocoon for Baby (7 photos)

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    For this project in Paris, designer Marion Alberge was called upon to work on just the baby’s room, since the rest of the apartment had just been renovated. “I started by applying the same bamboo flooring already present in the other rooms,” Alberge says. Not knowing if the baby would be boy or...
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  • Winter Styling With Metallics + Pastels

    decor8
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Dietlind Wolf has been on the blog before because she’s a huge inspiration to me. Whenever I need a creative lift, I dive into her blog and soak it all in. In fact, she is one of the best interior stylists in the world in my opinion – so forward thinking – nothing ever looks stagnant and I never feel like I’ve already seen it a million times. Several years ago we had a long chat on the phone about doing a workshop together and I’m still considering it because I’d love to be a part of any classroom experience with her. Have a look at some of her recent…
  • 10 Ways To Create Hygge At Home

    decor8
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    My friends at Skagen invited me to share some views on Danish life and culture since they consider decor8 a great source for Scandinavian design. I decided to write about a Danish word that has meaning that is very close to my heart. Let me give you some background as to why I choose to a single word as my topi and how it applies to the home in particular. When I began traveling to Germany over 15 years ago (I met a guy, fell in love, and have been with him ever since), I picked up on German words that quickly became a special part of my vocabulary based purely on phonetics – most how…
  • Meet the creative mind of Instagrammer @cestmaria

    decor8
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    If you love creative and cohesive instagram accounts, beach scenes, melty ice cream, balloons and lots of dreamy pastels, Maria Marie is one to watch — Such a great eye! My friend Leslie Shewring taught a styling and photography workshop last month in Mexico and returned with wonderful stories to tell of adventure and the people she’d met, including her wonderful students. One immediately interested me because I’d been following her surreal-ish pastel playground on Instagram (@cestmaria) along with 40K others, and was pretty convinced she had been working in a creative…
 
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  • New study confirms ‘Limits to Growth’ prediction of imminent global collapse

    Michelle Kennedy Hogan
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    The book Limits to Growth – a 1972 harbinger of the “death of the planet” – was largely dismissed in its time time as being improbable at best and at worst, alarmist. But new research shows that the book was likely right – not just about a few things – but about almost everything forecast about the planet’s collapse. Read the rest of New study confirms ‘Limits to Growth’ prediction of imminent global collapse Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy, anti-fracking, domestic oil production, fossil fuels, fracking,…
  • You’ll never believe what’s hiding inside this boulder

    Bridgette Meinhold
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Read the rest of You’ll never believe what’s hiding inside this boulder Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", 3d foundation, antoine, Bureau A, eco design, green architecture, Green Building, green design, micro house, micro shelter, mini home, mini house, rock shelter, sculpture park, shelter disguised as a rock, Sustainable Building, sustainable design, swiss alps, Switzerland
  • Google just unveiled the first functional prototype of its self-driving car

    Marc Carter
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Google has revealed the first functional prototype of its new self-driving car, following the debut of the “early mockup” this last May. The shape of the Google’s self-driving car hasn’t changed that much over the last few months, but Google says that the latest prototype now has all of the parts that it needs to drive on the road. Read the rest of Google just unveiled the first functional prototype of its self-driving car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autonomous car, Google, google autonomous car, google car, Google car prototype, Google driverless…
  • Win a Boskke Planter, Vitra Cork Stools and more design goodness (worth $1200) in our Dwell Store holiday giveaway!

    Yuka Yoneda
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Attention all design geeks! In the spirit of giving for the holidays, we’re teaming up with Dwell magazine to offer a lucky Inhabitat reader the chance to win some phenomenal design products from the Dwell store. The prizes include swoon-worthy home goods like a pair of comfy new Vitra cork stools (worth $940), a conversation-starting ceramic Sky Planter (worth $25), a handy and darling portable lamp ($245), and the elegant Boskke Cube 3 clear planter ($49.95). So give yourself a gift for the holidays and enter to win today! CLICK HERE TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY > Read the rest of Win a…
  • Budapest’s Charity Christmas Tree is made from 5,000 pieces of firewood that will be donated after the holidays

    Lucy Wang
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Read the rest of Budapest’s Charity Christmas Tree is made from 5,000 pieces of firewood that will be donated after the holidays Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: budapest, Charity Tree, christmas tree, Design Terminal, firewood, hello wood, Hungarian Interchurch Aid, Hungary, Philips, Philips Hungary, timber installation, wood installation
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  • 2014 – A Year of Changes…

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

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

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

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

    kitchenguy
    3 Feb 2014 | 8:56 am
    A commercial kitchen, designed for your home!                     Since 1983, the designers at Prima have been designing professional kitchens for hotels, restaurants, convention centres, cruise ships and large vessels. Now they are bringing this knowledge to the home of all those who want to experience cooking with the space, tools and solutions worthy of a great chef. A commercial kitchen like no other – made in Italy.     Designed by architect Alberto Torsello, Abimis is a unique commercial style kitchen, for residential…
 
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  • Panoramic Dream Home in Lichtenstein Gathering Thrilling Views

    Ada Teicu
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The impressive Schaan Residence by k_m architektur sits on a sloping site overlooking the Rhine Valley in Central Europe’s microstate Lichtenstein. “Wohnhaus Schaan” stretches over the hilly landscape, gathering mountains and sky reflections and guiding the eye beyond the home’s walls. A long swimming pool lines the deck, mirrored in transparent floor-to-ceiling windows sheltering social spaces. Framing picturesque panoramas, these windows flood the open floor-plan with light and views. Overhangs supported by thin, tall columns provide covered outdoor spaces and…
  • 10 Chimney Basics Every Homeowner Needs To Know

    Tara Mastroeni
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
    Proper chimney care will keep your family safe. Image Via: Design Guild Homes Whether you just moved in last week or you’ve lived on your home for years on end, the chimney can be an intimidating. After all, it’s not something we think about that often, aside from a few holiday fires, and it’s not exactly the easiest to-do on your home maintenance list. However, ignoring your fireplace is not the answer. In fact, a forgotten hearth could have dire consequences when it comes to your family’s safety. Though it’s not pleasant to think about, house fires do happen. Instead of taking…
  • Colorful Hand-Braided Mirror Frames for Artistic Modern Decorating Schemes

    Lavinia
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    The New Craftsmen recently unveiled Colour Wheels, a series of hand-braided mirrors that add an artistic touch to modern interiors. The project is a result of a  collaboration with textiles designer Aimee Betts and John Jones Art Conservation Studio. The new mirrors combine brass metal frames developed by John Jones, with cords developed by Aimee Betts on a circular knitting machine, inspired by the diverse metal finishes and process of patination realized at the John Jones workshop. “The process of taking a raw material and transforming it through oxidization was the starting point…
  • Modernist Glamour Showcased by Imposing Brody House in Los Angeles, California

    Lavinia
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:45 am
    Located in Holmby Hills, an exclusive neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the Brody House is a 11,511 square foot residence displaying contemporary luxury throughout. The massive house was designed in 1949 by famous architect Archibald Quincy Jones and is defined as an essay of modernist glamor which “highlights the renaissance of two movements presiding over architectural thinking today: Mid-Century modern & Hollywood modern”. Its exterior reveals a multilateral approach, with various “wings” well integrated into the hillside landscape. The main entrance…
  • Sculptural Showhome Pierced By A Central Courtyard

    Ada Teicu
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:35 am
    A sculptural home in Taipei presents its facade with a play of light and geometry that mesmerizes passers-by. Spreading over 635 square meters, the surprising showcase house in Taiwan is known as Casa De Flore. Defined by the carefully designed transparent glass box presenting tall floor-to-ceiling windows shaping a lounge zone hidden behind greenery, the architecture plays with scale and depth to create a protective shield from the noise of the street. Imagined by Arcadian Architecture + Design as welcoming people with a receded facade adorned with a terraced landscape, this home in…
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  • Remaking New York's LGBT Community Center

    William Lamb
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Remaking New York's LGBT Community Center Written by  William Lamb Photos by  Travis Mark December 21, 2014A $9.2 million renovation looks to the future while preserving the past. The 1,900-square-foot, multi-purpose Lerner Auditorium has been retrofitted to serve as a performance space, lecture hall, and theater. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York last week showed off the substantially complete, $9.2 million overhaul of its headquarters on Manhattan’s West 13th Street—a transformative collaboration between the Brooklyn-based RSVP…
  • That's a Wrap: 7 Homes Covered in a Single Material

    Diana Budds
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:50 pm
    That's a Wrap: 7 Homes Covered in a Single Material Written by  Diana Budds December 19, 2014From a CorTen-steel clad vacation home to a cozy, wood-covered living room, these spaces show that a single material makes quite a statement. View Slideshow Using a limited material palette helped architect Jesse Garlick save on the bottom line when building his off-the-grid vacation home in Washington state. The entire facade is sheathed in Cor-Ten steel, which will patina into a hue that mimics the local bedrock. View Slideshow
  • 7 Kitchen Shelving Ideas

    Allie Weiss
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    7 Kitchen Shelving Ideas Written by  Allie Weiss December 19, 2014Should you openly display your pantry's contents, or tastefully conceal them? These kitchens offer a few ways to tackle the kitchen storage conundrum. View Slideshow Floating shelves make it possible to look out at the yard from the kitchen of this renovated midcentury home in Austin. Photo by Whit Preston. View Slideshow
  • Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway

    Allie Weiss
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway Written by  Robert Landon December 18, 2014Set in a beautiful stretch of fjord country about 250 miles northwest of Oslo, the Juvet Landscape Hotel is the kind of place you could not even dream up. The minimalist design of the Juvet's rooms bring guests into close contact with the Valldola River and the sublime valley beyond it.  Image courtesy of Knut Slinning. When Dwell visited in late June, snow still capped nearby peaks. Rushing waterfalls streaked the steep slopes. A glacier-blue river cut through jewel-green…
  • Snarkitecture Takes on Holiday Windows with Minimal Snowscape

    Allie Weiss
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Snarkitecture Takes on Holiday Windows with Minimal Snowscape Written by  Allie Weiss December 18, 2014Taking a much more streamlined approach to holiday window decorations than many of its neighbors, Calvin Klein has adorned its Madison Avenue flagship with a modern landscape by Snarkitecture with Art Production Fund. View Slideshow The display features hundreds of freestanding white rods that create a hyper-minimal snowscape. Image courtesy of Noah Kalina. View Slideshow
 
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  • Happy Holidays!

    Katie
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    Happy Holidays to you! Here’s hoping you have an enjoyable holiday break- we’ll be back with our normal schedule after the new year begins. Shown above: Mighty Tree Top- Green Hemlock, $12.00
  • Kristen Wentrcek Wish List 2014

    Katie
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    The last wish list to be shared is from Kristen Wentrcek of the Wintercheck Factory. Thanks Kristen for sharing your list! 1. Festool TS 5S Plunge Cut Track Saw, $615.00 2. Wretest Japanese Spicy Rice Crackers with Peanuts, $2.20 3. Basically Anything from this Store – This store is small and amazing: Gentry (If you want something specific: Nanamica Cycling Vest, $310.00 ) 4. Dock Table/ Truck Furniture, ¥175,000 5. Li-Da Jewelry / Bracelet, ¥4,060 6. Robert Geller Oliver Coat, $812.00 7. Nikwax / Cotton Proof, $4.99 8. Momo Dressing / Edamame Dip, $6.99 9. Green Pepper: Patterns for…
  • Gregory Buntain Wish List 2014

    Katie
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    The next wish list is shared by Gregory Buntain, Co-Founder and Design Director of Fort Standard. Thanks Gregory for contributing your ideas of gifts to give and get! (For more gift ideas, be sure to check out our Gifts category.) 1. Titanium Mug, $50.00 2. Balancing Blocks by Fort Standard, $48.00 3. Waterproof Fire Kit, $150.00 4. Stone Candle Holders, $68.00 5. Tissue Box, $90.00 6. Black Notebook from Public – Supply, $16.00 7. Stone Age Bangle by Chen Chen & Kai Williams, $173.00 8. Triangle Dinner Bell, $60.00 9. Bower Table Tiles, $15.00 10. Liquid Body Flask by The…
  • One Year of White Pages

    kris & katie
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Who doesn’t love a blank page to write upon? Give yourself or someone you like/love a year of pages to record whatever they want. Each journal has 80 pages and a hole punch through its side to mark the different months. At $39 for the year, that’s not a bad deal. Size: 3.5″ | 4.75″ Material: Paper
  • GIGOT Wish List 2014

    Katie
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    The next wish list up is from Sieb of Good Ideas Grow On Trees. Thanks Sieb for sharing! 1. A pair of Insecta shoes – made in Brazil from vintage clothing – love the colours! 2. A Moebe frame – as I love framing any artwork I can get my hands on. 3. A Woodstock Wardrobe (€ 350) from designer Jeroen van Leur – Dutch Design at it’s best! 4. A Storytiles tile, to start my collection! 5. A Made of Sundays decal – handmade in Finland and very cheerful and fun!
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  • Furniture Meets Mechanical Engineering: Round Expanding Table

    Stephanie
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    One of the most expensive dinner tables ever produced is also among the most highly engineered: the Fletcher Capstan will set you back a jaw-dropping $75,000, but for the deep-pocketed, the looks on the faces of guests when they watch it expand might be worth the cash. It starts at a relatively compact 6.5 feet across and grows to 30 feet within seconds thanks to some complex inner workings. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Expandable Transforming Coffee Table Grows in Any Direction All-in-One Adjustable Table Flips Up & Out, Lifts &…
  • Stacked Glass Summer House Steps Down Croatian Hillside

    Stephanie
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    A series of black and white geometric boxes, punctuated by giant glass windows, looks down over a swimming pool and a forested hillside leading to the sea. Located on the Croatian island of Krk, the summer house by Turato Architecture is named 'Gumno' after a circular stone feature that was already on the site before construction began. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Subtle Sunken Beach House, Shipwreck or Ruin by the Sea? Single-Family City Home Marries Modernism with Greenery The Lush Life: Luxury Garden Villa Features Rooftop Pool Clear View:…
  • Mismatched Waiting Room Furniture Brings Quirk to the Wait

    Delana
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There are a few special moments in life where everyone is equal regardless of age, gender, social standing, or any other parameters: when we are waiting. Look around the waiting room in a doctor's office or in an airport and you'll see everyone in exactly the same suspended moment in life. Italian designer Maurizio Bernabei took this momentary equalization into consideration when he designed #waitingfor, a quirky mismatched collection of surfaces and materials that form the basis of a neutral waiting area. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Creative…
  • Perfect Camo: Boulder House Blends Into Swiss Mountainside

    Stephanie
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    Fit for a big screen villain or the most paranoid of survivalists, this tiny wood-lined home is virtually invisible against the rocky hillside landscape of the Swiss Alps. A cabin is concealed within an artificial boulder, textured to match the natural ones that surround it. The remote location of the mountain shelter makes it all the more mysterious and surreal, as if you're stepping into an alternate universe when you enter. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Zombie-Proof Facade: Black Steel House + Flip-Up Windows Surreal Structures Perched on…
  • Rotating Wooden Shelf Spins to Make Custom Wall Displays

    Delana
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Wall shelves aren't usually the most creative or impressive pieces of decor in a household, but the 360 Shelf from designer Luka Pirnat can be customized to suit your tastes and storage needs. The beech wood shelf is more like a frame. It has four thick sides and a void in the middle. It mounts in a horizontal position, so when you look at it from the front, it just looks like a straight wooden shelf. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modular Storage Space: Interlocking Urban Shelving Units Surreal Storage: Curved Cabinets, Dressers & Bookcases…
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  • Review of The Bouqs Flowers

    Linda Merrill
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    A few weeks ago I was approached with an offer from online florist company The Bouqs to check out their flowers and services. The Bouqs flowers are grown on farms in either Equador or in California and they cut them to order and ship immediately. This means that the flowers arrive within a few days of cutting versus the one to two weeks of standard online services.  The flowers come in flat fee pricing generally starting at $40, which includes shipping. You can order the flowers in arrangements or as cut stems.  Here's their kind of cheeky company video:I ordered the "Peace" flowers…
  • Must See: Holiday House Tour in Newburyport

    Linda Merrill
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    One of my favorite annual house tours, in my favorite city, is happening tomorrow in Newburyport, MA. The Holiday House Tour benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum and features some wonderful old and new homes in the historic city of Newburyport and surrounding towns.  I've been going since I lived there several years ago, though unfortunately I'm unable to make it this year with all the holiday business.  However, I just realized that I apparently never did a blog post after last year's tour so I wanted to share some of the highlights here so you can see the quality of spaces…
  • Inspired Interiors benefits Room to Dream

    Linda Merrill
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    This is the last week to take in the spectacular room designs by some Boston area designers benefiting the Room to Dream Foundation - a wonderful organization that provides room makeovers for children dealing with health issues.Van Millwork in Needham, MA is the location for the Inspired Interiors Designer Showhouse. Their gala opening event last week raised thousands of dollars and the displays are still available for viewing through December 12th Inspired Interiors is open to the general public.  Visitors can stroll through the showroom and gather holiday inspiration.  A $5.00…
  • Pillows by Artemisia

    Linda Merrill
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Artemisia Inc. is a new Brooklyn-based company specializing in textiles, pillows and home accessories.  The company was founded by Rosemarie Padovano, a sculptor and video artist and Marcello Marvelli, a contemporary art dealer and art historian.  Together they share a mutual love and a deep knowledge of art and design that gives them a unique perspective on home decor.Their pillows employ a carefully curated selection of some of the best textiles available, with a focus on animal prints.  Though a very specific focus, they believe that animal prints are the one common…
  • Suitcase Dollhouse

    Linda Merrill
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    I've always been fascinated with dollhouses and have sometimes thought about taking them up as a hobby. But I haven't really committed. While doing some research today on potential holiday themed posts for December, I came across an amazing shop on Etsy called Suitcase Dollhouse and I'm in love with what they are creating - out of everything from suitcases to matchboxes.Based in Queanbeyan, NSW Australia, this clever couple, Marisa and David, create magical miniatures using recycled materials, many of which celebrate the architecture and style of their region.Visit their Etsy shop here and…
 
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    Decorating Diva

  • 220 Elm Showroom Tour: Fall 2014 High Point Furniture & Design Show

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:41 pm
    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...The post 220 Elm Showroom Tour: Fall 2014 High Point Furniture & Design Show appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Gift Guide for the Glamorous Gallivanter

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    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...The post Gift Guide for the Glamorous Gallivanter appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • STYLE SKETCH: One Piece/Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:32 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...The post STYLE SKETCH: One Piece/Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Express Your Signature Personal Style at Home with Ambella Home

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Translating your personal signature style to style at home has just gotten that much easier thanks to Ambella Home’s new furnishings collection that debuted at...The post Express Your Signature Personal Style at Home with Ambella Home appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • W. Schillig’s Spot on Color Direction for 2015

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Furniture’s fashion week, as the High Point Furniture and Design Market is oft referred, put on quite the show this October rivaling the spectacular couture...The post W. Schillig’s Spot on Color Direction for 2015 appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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    Material Girls Blog

  • Ms. Iisha Goes to Washington!

    Emily-Dallas
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    We are so proud of our former intern, Iisha, who was chosen as a volunteer to help decorate the White House for the holidays!  What an amazing opportunity and challenge!  I don’t know about you, but decorating my 1930s cottage for the holidays sometimes seems overwhelming, so can you imagine what goes into decorating a 55,000 square foot national landmark! Each year a theme is chosen for the White House’s holiday decor.  I wish I could transform my holiday decor from year to year!   This year’s theme is “A Children’s Winter Wonderland” which celebrates…
  • Holiday Window Display at Christopher Guy

    Jill-LA
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:25 pm
    The Christopher Guy showroom on Beverly Boulevard, in the heart of the West Hollywood Design District, is in full festive holiday mode. The front windows are decorated with gifts and an elegant white tree among sophisticated Christopher Guy furniture pieces. I happen to pass by the other evening en route to an event and catpured a few pictures of the glam window display. A view from the sidewalk of the Christopher Guy showroom on Beverly Boulevard. Christopher Guy’s iconic display of a tree, reminiscent of one I saw at Decorex while on Blog Tour London with Modenus. One of the most…
  • From CHI and AZ to NYC and HPMKT!

    Julia-Chicago
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:37 pm
    What city am I in today? (Between the weather in Chicago this winter and the sunshine in Arizona, that answer is clearly obvious!) The last few months have been a whirlwind. I’m reminded every day of how lucky I am to be living my dream. Next week I have the huge honor of hosting my first seminar at the Decoration and Design building in NYC! Hosted by Kravet fabrics, and joined by my dear friend and Executive Editor of Lonny Magazine, Irene Edwards, I will be sharing my experience of building an interior design brand and my trademark design aesthetic, Modernique. Whether you are just…
  • Supermodel Karlie Kloss NYC Apartment

    Jill-LA
    10 Mar 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Supermodel Karlie Kloss shares her first NYC apartment, located in the West Village, on a quiet street just a few blocks from the Hudson River. She enlisted interior designer Nate Berkus to help her create the chic look go her very first home. The goal was to create a look that reflects her style, in relating to fashion, to mix and match the same way she does with clothes. One of her favorite spots, she says, is the kitchen – where she has a passion for baking cookies. I love the multi-level / stairs to kitchen with the paned glass and tiny dining banquette. All images via Vogue.com
  • Flower Power

    Jill-LA
    4 Mar 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Image via Spring is just around the corner and with that comes the crisp whites, the pretty yet vibrant colors, and the trends: florals are showing up in both fashion and interiors. Here are some great finds in you’re thinking of incorporating a little flower power into your home or wardrobe. Floral Pillow via Etsy Monogrammed Plate via Layla Grayce Regina Andrews Mod Floral Accent Table Rose Knob from Anthropologie Floral skirt from JCrew Coveted Louboutins Poppy Day wallhanging by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Co
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    Remodelista

  • Instant Scandi Holiday Table (by Way of eBay)

    Remodelista Team
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    A common thread here at Remodelista? Our obsession with Scandinavian design, especially during the holidays. So as we gear up for a season of entertaining, I was inspired to pull together a dinner party table setting mixing vintage and contemporary Scandinavian design, from Iittala's Alvar Aalto vases to Kartio's glassware by Finnish master Kaj Franck. Where to find everything in one place? Using eBay's Click & Collect feature, I scoured the site and came up with a shopping list for a Scandi table setting. Vintage glass pitcher? Check. Festive cordial glasses? Check. Gray linen napkins?
  • Gift Guide: Gifts That Give Back

    Dalilah Arja
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    What to get the do-gooder in your life? We suggest a present that comes with a promise to give back. Here are five good-looking products that are born from a charitable place. Above: Far & Wide Collective works with artisans in developing countries to bring their products to a global market. In return, Far & Wide invests a portion of its profits into their workers, providing new tools and resources. We have our eye on the outfit's handwoven baskets, such as this Yellow and Pink Striped Basket made by a group of 30 women weavers in Kenya, $145 for large (similar smaller…
  • Last-Minute DIY: Holiday Garlands Made of Star Anise

    Justine Hand
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    With its spicy fragrance and stellar form, star anise is perfect for holiday decor. Here are two garlands that are quick and easy enough to make at the last minute. Photography by Justine Hand for Remodelista. Instructions Above: Unlike cinnamon sticks, which can be overwhelmingly potent, star anise has a more subtle, spicy scent. Materials: 1/2 pound of Whole Star Anise (illicium verum). I ordered mine from Glenbrook Farms; $10.29 for 1 pound. 4 or 5 raw cotton bolls. Similar Cotton Branches are available at Save on Crafts; $5 for two stems.  Several yards of silver thread (Garland…
  • Trend Alert: Peasant Chair Roundup (Plus 5 to Buy)

    Julie Carlson
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Spotted lately: the classic carved-wood Tyrolean chair (also called the Swiss mountain chair) and other folk art versions in stylish interiors.   Above: Tyrolean chairs in a holiday house by Pedevilla Architects (see more at The Mountain Rental: A Holiday House in the Italian Alps). Above: Chinese farmer's chairs surround the kitchen table in Vincent Van Duysen's kitchen. Photograph by David Spero for the New York Times. Above: Humble peasant chairs from New York antiques dealer Paula Rubenstein in the home of Gardenista contributor Laura Silverman. Photograph by Michael Mundy (go…
  • Chesa Wazzau: A Restored Farmhouse Near St. Moritz

    Christine Chang Hanway
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    After years of sneaking in visits to see Architecture on our family holidays, my sons are now onto us and wary of our ways. ("Do we really need to see another cathedral?)" Next trip, I’m going stealth with a ski vacation at Chesa Wazzau, a renovated 17th-century Engadine farmhouse in the Swiss mountain village of Bever. Restored and preserved with care by a husband-and-wife team (he’s a photographer and she’s an interior designer) who have owned the property for 30 years, the house maintains its original character and charm—vaulted ceilings, rustic wood framing, and windows embedded…
 
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Winning at IKEA: A Year of Using IKEA All Over the House — Best of 2014

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    → IKEA Billys 10 Ways: The World's Most Versatile Bookcase Shopping at IKEA, especially on a busy weekend, can feel like a sport, but using IKEA in your home is a true art. Some of our most popular posts this year looked at how people incorporate IKEA products into their stylish homes, often by thinking creatively about alternative uses for seemingly straightforward items. READ MORE »
  • Looking Ahead: The 9 Biggest Style Trends in 2015

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
    I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Faith Phillips, whose job it is to study trends and style for La-Z-Boy. Interestingly, she said that the home furnishings industry has sped up so much in the past ten years that they are now pulling ideas right off the runway, which is super cool. She then walked me through this luscious slide show of her nine predictions all of which are heavily influenced by fashion and very convincing. 2015 looks very different than 2014. I asked if she would let me share her presentation with you. She said yes, so here's what to look for in the next year.
  • We Found That For Less: 'One Design, Two Budgets' All Year Long — Best of 2014

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We love finding high style for less — especially when the budget versions turn out to be just as good (or better!). Just more proof that great style comes down to taste not price. READ MORE »
  • History Lesson: Posts About the Past — Best of 2014

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    While we're all about what's new and trending, it's great to look back and learn a little from the past. From love letters to little red lighthouses, here are some of our favorite history posts from the last year: READ MORE »
  • Your Cleanest Home Ever! Our Best Cleaning Advice, Tips & Ideas — Best of 2014

    22 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Hate to clean? Love to clean? Wherever you fall on the spectrum of enjoying the act of cleaning your home, you'll definitely enjoy all the great advice we dispensed this year when it came to getting smart about cleaning. From help setting up a cleaning schedule that works for you to how to really get clean the toughest spots in your home, this is our best and most effective cleaning advice of the year! READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Simplifying the Decorating This Christmas

    Becky
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    How on Earth is it the last weekend before Christmas already? If you’re like me, you’ve barely begun to decorate, much less wrap your gifts or get cards out. Don’t fret. If you’re getting your home ready for relatives and friends, you can whip a little something into shape like you’re Martha Stewart with minimal effort. Here are a few ideas. Use your beautifully wrapped gifts as decor. This kills two birds with one stone. Brown paper packages tied up with string, accentuated with something simple — pom-poms, a colorful ball ornament or just a cute tag will show…
  • Last Minute Gift Ideas: Order Today to Make It in Time!

    Becky
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    It’s getting down to the wire for holiday gifts. Hanukkah starts today, and Christmas is just nine days away. If you’re as behind as we are with the shopping, you need some great gifts that seem tailored to your giftee and thoughtful, but in truth only take a few keystrokes to order. Here are some highlights from our Quick Ship selection. You must order by the end of the day today in order for these gifts (from the Quick Ship selection)  to arrive before December 25th! Sempli Vaso Aqua ($50). This cool carafe is tipsy! Made of handblown lead-free crystal, it will throw your…
  • Don’t Miss Our Great Giveaways!

    Becky
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    We’re giving away great prizes here at Design Public, so don’t miss your chance. You can still enter through midnight, December 15, 2014 to win any of the following carefully curated items from our site. All you need to do is post the corresponding tag to Twitter, to the Design Public Facebook page or pinning one of the images on Pinterest along with the corresponding hashtag. You may enter each contest once per day on all three venues if you’ve got the time! No purchase necessary. Winners will be drawn at random. Miller Goodman Mini Facemaker Block Set Tag:…
  • Giveaway Day 10: Loll Designs Lago Chair in Gray

    DesignPublic.com
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Here at Design Public, we’re kicking off the holiday selling season with a 11 days of fantastic giveaways. Now through Cyber Monday, we’ll be giving away great prizes (including free shipping) . Check in every weekday to see which product we are giving away that day. You may enter to win every single one. We’re well into our second week of fabulous giveaways (check out past posts or our Twitter and Facebook feeds to see what you’ve missed, because they are all up for grabs until we complete our drawing on December 15, 2014). Today’s prize is a REALLY good one,…
  • Giveaway Day 9: Area Backgammon Duvet and Cases

    DesignPublic.com
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Here at Design Public, we’re kicking off the holiday selling season with a 11 days of fantastic giveaways. Now through Cyber Monday, we’ll be giving away great prizes (including free shipping) . Check in every weekday to see which product we are giving away that day. You may enter to win every single one. We’re well into our second week of fabulous giveaways (check out past posts or our Twitter and Facebook feeds to see what you’ve missed, because they are all up for grabs until we complete our drawing on December 15, 2014). Today’s prizes are Area’s…
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Trend: Tips on Creating A Prime Home Theater Experience

    preynolds
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
      If you’re a movie buff, you know that watching movies at home has become a dramatically sophisticated experience compared to what it was even just a few years ago. Today, it’s possible to approximate the feeling of an actual cinema, from the large screen right down to the surround-sound.  In fact, it’s even better than a movie theater because the concession stand (your refrigerator) is always open! If you’re pondering enhancing your home theater, it’s important to keep a few key points in mind. After all, having a home cinema system can take your movie experience to a whole…
  • In a Thai House for Three Generations, a Picturesque Minimalism

    Susan Kraemer
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    A series of picture-perfect framed views marks this sweet house in Thailand by TA-CHA Design. Seen either from the front or the side, the dining room presents a perfectly composed image. Similarly, the picturesque view of the living room offers well framed shots from any angle. For the three generations who will live in the 4,000 sq ft house, the design represents the Thai concept of ‘Chan’ or connection – of people with people. And Chan also refers to connecting with nature – the flowing indoor-outdoor space created invites lounging outdoors in the sun. Its entire…
  • Minimalist Spa Seaside Retreat just Two Hours from Bangkok

    Susan Kraemer
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    Guests entering Thailand’s Hôtel de la Paix resort ascend a grand flight of stairs as wide as a small hill. The ultimate in minimalist elegance, the serene spa retreat offers a rooftop view out over Cha-Am Beach near Hua Hin. The deliciously tactile, clean-lined contemporary airy spaces blend indoors with outdoors in both dramatic and casual ease. Throughout, Thai designer Duangrit Bunnag embraces the breeziest simplicity of design. Bedrooms are quietly contemplative, pared-down, refined. The plain concrete walls soar high above silky white duvets. The architects employ a surprising…
  • Lovely Glass Extension Lights up a London Mews House

    Susan Kraemer
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    The simplest glass box appears to slice open the ground floor of a semi-detached Victorian house in the West Venice neighborhood in London. Making no attempt to stay in the character of the original, London-based DOSarchitects simply bring a glass box of plain air and light into the ground floor. For cramped Londoners, such airy light and space are a real luxury. The extension transitions between old and new by just reworking the ground floor, where most of the original features had already been replaced by the previous owners anyway. To create a more family-friendly space in the lower ground…
  • A Beautiful Fishing Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects

    Susan Kraemer
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:54 am
    The lovely patina of weathered steel and the magnificent proportions of its huge cantilevered roof marks the two-story fishing cabin by Olson Kundig Architects in the cool northern light of Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Like many buildings by Olson Kundig Architects, the Sol Duc Cabin has a rugged quality that celebrates the masculine pleasures of the simple life in a return to nature. To survive occasional flooding, the 350 square foot fishing cabin is set lightly on the site, sitting high on four steel columns. Huge industrial-scale sliding steel panels mean the two story structure can…
 
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    Bloesem

  • Bloesem Class: Are you ready for 2015?

    Bloesem
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:12 am
    Bloesem Class: The Perfect Gift To round up the gift giving, we thought we'd share with you the most thoughtful of all the gifts. A Bloesem Class. Purchase a Bloesem Class for a friend or loved one and let them learn a new skill, pick up a new hobby and enrich their lives in 2015! In the spirit of Christmas, buy a class for a friend and attend it together! We promise you a great time and maybe even a life changing experience. It is going to be an exciting 2015 with our line up of teachers and classes next year! We've spent the past few months planning the classes for the coming…
  • Coming Soon: Bloesem Gazette Vol. 3

    Bloesem
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:07 am
    We hope you enjoy reading the Bloesem Gazette as much as we enjoy creating it! We're currently working on a very exciting third issue (don't want to spill too much of the beans yet). Of course this time we will once again create an e-gazette for our international readers but for our Singapore readers, you will be able to get your hands on the Bloesem Gazette at many hotspots across Singapore.  The Bloesem Gazette is Free and we distribute 3,000 copies around Singapore. We are looking for partners to make the Gazette the best it can be. If you would like to work together with us please…
  • For the Home

    Bloesem
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:17 pm
    25 Picks for the Home  It's still not too late to get your presents online.. so we thought we'd squeeze a few more helpful gift ideas in! Watch out for more gift guides this week and we wish you the best of luck with finding the perfect presents.. Head over to Bloesem kids for our 25 picks for our favourite woman in the world.. .. Bloesem holiday gift guides
  • Support & Shop Independent

    Bloesem
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    {1. Felt Succulent vase ; 2. Wooden geometric earrings ; 3. Cord Wrap ; 4. Bee Kind print ; 5. Christmas tree gift tag ; 6. Holiday card set } We hope that this year when you do/did your Christmas shopping, you will remember to support the independent brands.. Bloesem truly believes in the need to support the handmade and the small independent designers and makers.. so does Fish Indie! Fish Indie is a subscription-based ad network designed to spotlight your Etsy products, on your favorite blogs. You may have noticed their banner on the right side of the blog, they showcase so many amazing…
  • Joinery NYC

    Bloesem
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Anyone feels like December is the ultimate nesting period? We can easily say there's been an increased number in moms-to-be and other lovely couples coming into the Bloesem store for home accessories and assorted cosy items. It must be the holiday mood everyone is in..  Joinery has an amazing selection of home accessories (they even sell Men and Women's wear but that's a whole other story). From ceramics to ladders to bells, really unique stuff that are all beckoning us .. on top of that the emphasis on quality and craftsmanship of their pieces blows us away. We would love to…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Typographic Wrapping Paper by Angelo Stitz

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    Typography buffs will easily fall, as we did, for the striking wrapping paper designs composed by German graphic designer Angelo Stitz, who has applied his facility with type to a series of decorative paper sheets comprised of typography alone. Originally created for an advent calendar, the collection contains 24 designs, each featuring a beautifully symmetrical repeat pattern of numbers 1 through 24—rendered in black and white only. Advent aside, the numbers make this gift wrap collection ideally suited for wrapping birthday or anniversary presents, too—or for hanging on the…
  • MAD Mallets by UM Project for Cooper-Hewitt SHOP

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    If owning a mallet has never been top-of-mind before, the MAD Mallet range from Brooklyn design studio UM Project may give rise to a sudden urge. Designed specifically for the SHOP at New York’s newly refurbished Cooper-Hewitt design museum, this mallet series continues an increasingly popular trend of turning functional tools into coveted art pieces, while reflecting the museum’s desire to “feature significant design objects from around the world, with a focus on American designers.” Hand crafted from a combination of wood, metals, and lacquer, the MAD Mallets…
  • 12 Days of 2Modern Giving: Win Art by Parvez Taj!

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Our 12 Days of 2Modern Giving sweepstakes is in full swing, with Prize #3 up for grabs. Today and tomorrow, enter our sweepstakes to win a beautiful art piece by California artist, Parvez Taj, whose expertly layered mixed-media compositions make inspired additions to any interior space. Water-based inks, photography and ultraviolet inks applied to reclaimed wood comprise this lovely work, which we’re delighted to give away to a lucky art lover. Enter our sweepstakes today through Friday for a chance to win: http://bit.ly/13bMNcR
  • Cake in a Can by The Food Ministry

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Stumped for holiday dessert ideas? Let them eat cake, says the UK-based company The Food Ministry, which has managed to turn run-of-the-mill cake into a novelty act. The company’s Cake in a Can concept is a recipe for cake making that includes all ingredients and oven-ready, retro-styled can. Empty the can’s ingredients into a bowl, add water, stir, pour back into (well oiled) can, and pop into the oven. Out comes cake for one, primed for decoration of choice, and ready to serve, no dessert plates needed. If the dreaded Christmas fruit cake doesn’t induce interest, a slew…
  • Nendo’s Ice Cream Cake Village

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Oh to be in Paris. Nendo, the Japanese design studio, has introduced another incentive to visit the City of Light: an architecturally inspired Häagen-Dazs ice cream cake, designed specifically for Christmas. The Village cake design features a cluster of houses, each composed of chocolate, sitting atop a thick slab of ice cream. “Christmas is about homecoming, about spending time together with family, so we created a cake that’s a small village, composed of houses clustered closely together,” says Nendo. White chocolate powder is expertly dusted over the ice cream base,…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • 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…
  • Mike Blogs on FabNest: 15 Ways to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

    Michael Landfair
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Today is the week before Christmas, which means if you haven’t decorated your home for the holidays, you are running out of time. We are here to help with some simple, last minute ways to make your home friendly to Santa Claus.Continue reading on FabNest...
  • The 5 Hottest Home Design Trends For 2015

    Michael Landfair
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    Business Insider's Elena Holodny tells us to expect these to be The 5 Hottest Home Design Trends For 2015:Gold Fixtures - "In 2015, homeowners will no longer be limited to silver or stainless steel fixtures, and will feel free to mix and max finish colors, or go bold with all gold," according to the Zillow Digs report.Cowhide - Without a doubt, there is nothing more "sophisticated" than the cowhide rug.Wallpaper - "Wallpaper is coming back in a big way," says Zillow Digs designer Jamie Beckwith of Beckwith Interiors.Blue Accent Colors - Blue will be the most…
  • 100% Cowhide Rugs

    Michael Landfair
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:34 am
    Home Accents Today reveals that Zuo Modern will introduce 100% cowhide rugs in seven dramatic, geometric patterns. The rugs, from the Pure Collection, will be on display in Zuo’s Atlanta and Las Vegas showrooms.From the line, the Nevada rug showcases a square patchwork pattern in contrasting colors ranging from dark coffee to a bunt caramel into creamy beige with a warm white center. The Alaska rug has slim, rectangular mosaic tile designs with variations from dark espresso to soft black to a burnt sienna and warm gray center. The Utah rug incorporates a…
  • Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2015: PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala

    Michael Landfair
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global color authority, today announced PANTONE® 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015."While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®."Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding…
 
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    Things That Inspire

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    Things That Inspire
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:18 am
    Every fall, I research the latest and greatest book offerings in the décor, landscape, and art world and think about which ones I would like to add to my personal library.  I must admit, I have not bought many books this year – I haven’t even heard much buzz about the new books published this year– so I had to do some in-depth research. I am intrigued with all of these books, and I would love your insight if you have read any of these books, or if you have recommendations for additional books that I might have missed.Norman Askins is an Atlanta based architect who has been…
  • Books for my Christmas List: 2014

    Things That Inspire
    6 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Every fall, I research the latest and greatest book offerings in the décor, landscape, and art world and think about which ones I would like to add to my personal library.  I must admit, I have not bought many books this year – I haven’t even heard much buzz about the new books published this year– so I had to do some in-depth research. I am intrigued with all of these books, and I would love your insight if you have read any of these books, or if you have recommendations for additional books that I might have missed.Norman Askins is an Atlanta based architect who has been…
  • Christmas china and kitchen island storage

    Things That Inspire
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:19 pm
    As I pulled out my Christmas china this morning, I was very thankful for my kitchen designer’s suggestion to incorporate storage into my kitchen island for holiday items.  The process of switching out the everyday dishes with the Christmas china takes only a few minutes!  My entire family loves the tradition of using Christmas china during the month of December, and I am looking forward to serving dinner on my beloved Spode Christmas Tree plates tonight (and throughout the month).I thought I would repost one of my favorite holiday blog posts from last year, showing the storage in…
  • Beautiful Art by Melissa Payne Baker (and the beauty of small art)

    Things That Inspire
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    I have been carrying Melissa Payne Baker’s art in my online store, Quatrefoil Design, for years.  Even before I introduce her new work on my blog, many of her paintings sell; she certainly has a loyal fan base and her work speaks to many of my readers as much as it does to me.  Melissa has an incredible feel for form and color that puts her in a category all by herself.  She is known for her thick texture and incredible brushwork, as well as her ethereal subject matter.Here is a Melissa Payne Baker painting, as seen in a room designed by Alison Womack Jowers seen in a recent…
  • One of my favorite things: Hipsi belts (makes a wonderful gift)

    Things That Inspire
    30 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    Last year, I posted about one of my favorite discoveries, Hipsi belts. I received dozens of emails from readers who purchased the belts and agreed with me: these are the best (and most versatile) belts we have ever worn! Since the holiday season is upon us, and many of us are looking for that perfect gift to give or receive, I thought I would post once again about Hipsi belts. And, as a special bonus, Hipsi is offering a special holiday incentive to Things That Inspire readers – 15% using promo code Inspire15! Since my post last year, Hipsi has come out with even more styles and…
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  • Happy Holidays To All - 2014!

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:36 pm
    I missed last year’s White House Christmas, so I thought I’d take a peek at this year’s.The truth is – the Obama White House decorations haven’t really been all that fabulous – in my opinion.  Maybe the beauty just doesn’t translate to the photographs?    But to me, the decorations have seemed too colorful and too chaotic without any well thought out design theme.  Perhaps being Jewish and always looking longingly through the window at Christmas decorations, makes me want the perfect Winter White display of twinkle lights and evergreen.  And so,…
  • A Little This and That

    10 Dec 2014 | 6:39 pm
      Today I have a few things I want to share with you.    First, the Winter Issue of Milieu is out and I really think this issue was put together with me in mind.  OK, OK, I wasn’t actually consulted, but if I was – this would be my dream issue.   First, there is story on Mimmi O’Connell, the Italian born designer who now makes London’s chic Eaton Square her home.  I’ve been in LOVE with Mimmi’s eclectic style for years and years and she was sweet enough to send me photographs of her apartment when I first started the blog.  In the Winter…
  • NEW GIVEAWAY IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!!!

    7 Dec 2014 | 7:12 am
      In the spirit of the season – we have a second giveaway just in time for Christmas!     Today Cote de Texas is welcoming back a favorite, long-time sponsor – VERO LINENS. To celebrate, Vero Linens has graciously offered to host a generous giveaway!   Vero Linens sells luxurious Italian linens at discounted prices.  By cutting out the middle man, they can offer the consumer savings of up to 40% off retail prices. Vero is the only provider of luxury Italian linens able to offer these bedding collections at wholesale prices.  In contrast, other luxury linen…
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  • Happy Holidays

    Jane F
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    “Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me…” The lyrics from a song we used to sing in my high school choir came into my mind as I sat down to write this holiday greeting card. They seem appropriate to this turbulent year in the world. So I wanted to put them in bold, right at the top of my final post of 2014. This past year has gone by all too quickly. And while I’m seeing out Attic Mag’s sixth year, this is the first one when it’s been just me here talking about kitchens and home décor.  … Continue ReadingThe post Happy Holidays…
  • Word Art

    Jane F
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Word art is considered “art” though it is actually more related to display. At home, making a distinction between art and display probably isn’t as important as the visual effect and scale. Word art can be large or small; two or three dimensional. That is, the words can be painted or stenciled on a wall or written on a surface with chalk. They can be printed, engraved, painted or otherwise attached to a board or sign — new or old. Alternately, the words can composed of three dimensional letters made from a variety of materials. There can be color or not.… Continue…
  • Embellished Farm Sinks

    Jane F
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:04 pm
    I’m taking a break from holiday themes to look at four really beautiful embellished farm sinks. Kitchen geek that I am, I collect farm sink photos especially those with unique features. In high end kitchens this year, I saw embellished farm sinks expanding in size and importance. And four different approaches to the fronts the sinks help make them more elaborate and even personalized. Engraving [top] – Custom stone sinks can be fabricated in many different ways. This dark beauty, in a modern kitchen with what appear to be sustainable bamboo cabinets, has a flat front that sits flush…
  • Modern Museum Gifts

    Jane F
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Modern museum gifts from the Museum of Modern Art store blend great design and utility with home decor. It’s become a tradition for me to shop museum gift stores around the country to find great Christmas gift ideas. This is my third year and, because Christmas is fast approaching, I’ve kept the selection concise and from a single source: the Museum of Modern Art in New York. My very first job after graduating from college was at MOMA typing photograph labels in a basement office. But what a joy as I was privileged to know this great museum intimately in its off hours.… Continue…
  • Coordinating Oriental Carpet Colors

    Jane F
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    One way to maximize the impact of Oriental carpet colors is to keep them consistent from room to room. That’s easy to say but creating a successful carpet colors scheme is not so easily done.  First, it’s necessary to be knowledgable about Oriental rugs which come from a variety of countries and regions, each with special characteristics. Those vary with age, quality, condition and price. Then it’s necessary to determine the sizes of carpets needed for various rooms. That can be a bit of a jigsaw puzzle which takes a long time to solve. So when I see rooms with carpet colors and sizes…
 
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  • Pinterest Fab 4: Family Christmas Cards

    Rachel Sloan
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    A little late with the Christmas cards this year? Here is some inspiration for you! We love these cards an applaud those that made them. 1. Silence is golden, duct tape is silver. A very popular option this year are silly photos of kids finally (temporarily and humanely) silenced. They feature kids tied together in lights with mouths cover and so many silly faces! For a light and fun card and especially with younger children this is a great choice. Just be sure to not actually duct tape them.     2. Have a super year. We adore this option with everyone dawning their favorite super…
  • Pinterest Fab 4: DIY Gifts for the season

    Rachel Sloan
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    Last year we shared a Pinterest favorite blog post about DIY holiday gifts for any budget – remember our fun teacup candle, candy cane sugar scrub and homemade picture frame tutorials? (click here!)   This DIY gift list is perfect for a party host, a friend, a coworker, or a relative-these gifts rock no matter what! Because who wouldn’t love a personal plate, fab coaster, trendy candle, or jar of warmth and love? 1. Personalized Dinnerware Whether you hop on the sharpie mug trend, or branch out a bit and make them a beautiful personalized serving plate this project will add…
  • Marsala: decorate with the Pantone color of the year

    Rachel Sloan
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    The Pantone color of the year has been announced for 2015 and it is to be a year of wine colored bliss with Marsala. Not what you expected? That’s ok! We have a ton of ideas to get you accustomed to this new hue. Follow BlindsDotCom’s board Marsala decorating – 2015 Color of the Year on Pinterest. So perhaps you’re still skeptical and wondering, why Marsala? According to Pantone, “This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.” Well we are certainly…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guides: Gifts for kids

    Rachel Sloan
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Kids can sometimes want it all. We can help make their holiday gift dreams come true with the top picks of the season. Need to keep the budget in mind with this year’s gifts? We’ve also go great DIY presents that little ones will love. Sick! Science tricks book and supplies- Amazon Stuffed animal with hidden pockets for stashing valuables- Gifts.com Joke book for kids- Amazon Crayola Marker Making kit- Amazon Personalized Story Book- I See Me Slack lining starter kit for kids- Hearth Song Giant coloring page- Hearth Song Classic Lincoln Logs- Amazon Marshmallow Shooter Bow &…
  • Wrap it up: Gift wrap storage options

    Rachel Sloan
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Gift wrapping supplies are primarily needed for one season a year and the rest of the time are hidden away. Are you a traditional storage person? A sneaky gift wrapper? Or a DIYer that takes control of the awkwardly shaped struggle? Check out these gift wrap storage options and find out. Traditional: Gift Wrapping Station If you have a craft room, a pegboard with rods and hooks is the perfect way to organize your supplies. If you’re not so lucky, stash your rolls and ribbon in a handy bucket and tote it wherever you need it. Behind the Door Your storage closet does just that, hides and…
 
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  • DIY-How to make a gift card look fun + fabulous this Christmas

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

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

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

    Sarah Weiner
    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
  • Design Inspiration: Scallop Envy, a Trend Worth Trying

    Sarah Weiner
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    It’s all about the details in an office design. You can change a space drastically when you take into consideration the little touches. For me, a design isn’t complete until you add all of the little touches and accents to the space. Looking to add a unique touch to revamp your office space? With just... View full post > Related posts: Floral Prints for a Fabulous Space-Latest Trend I’m Loving Ikat Trend for your Work Wardrobe + Workspace Design Spotting: Seeing the Black + White Trend EVERYWHERE!
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  • 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…
  • Take a Tour with Bridget Beari!

    9 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    If you have never been to the Highpoint Furniture Market, you should! Take quick tour with me of all the interesting furniture, accessory and design finds. With so much to see this is just a glimpse. Make your plans for next Fall in Highpoint, North Carolina!                               Happy Shopping …...
  • Bridget Beari's Top 10 finds at Highpoint Market 2014

    2 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    It's hard to pick favorites but here are a few. I picked different ones than I posted on instagram or twitter. So here they are …Always my first stop at Market, Textures never disappoints. #1 Turtles from Textures. Perfect for our Tulum Mexico project. We loaded the car with goodies! #2 Circle base table at Julian Chichester. Brass and gold were everywhere.#3 painted stair riser inserts from Mirth Studio. I posted about this company at ICFF but the new risers were very cool! #5 Gold perforated chandelier from Oly Studios. Love the layers.        …
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  • HOLIDAY STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE - NEW TRADITION

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    Every year about this time, I whip out my apple peeler and start making apple pies.  I also make an old family favorite of sweet potato pie.  Well this year I am cheating a bit for my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MINIMALIST HOLIDAY DECORATING IDEAS

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    For some reason I found these photos of a Copenhagen apartment decorated for the holidays very inspiring.  I am feeling these days like less is more in all aspects of what I do.  Here is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MY CHRISTMAS EVE TABLE DECOR - #TBT

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    This is a glimpse of how I entertained 18 family members and friends last year on Christmas Eve.  I did the dinner at my sisters pretty house in Bel Air.  I love bringing family together on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SMALL APARTMENT WITH BIG STYLE

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    I like this small little Swedish apartment.  Shows you how much style you can get out of small space.  A third floor open floor plan space with high ceilings in a builiding built in 1904.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ECLECTIC LIVING

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:06 pm
    I like this living room from Ryan White Designs.  An eclectic mix of styles and genres all melding together into one space. Vintage, rustic, modern, Moroccan, Spanish, modern and classic all in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • What Your Shopping Habits And Clients Have In Common

    DesignSuccessU
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:02 am
    By Maria Bayer  DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach As we close in on the biggest shopping season of the year, pay attention to your shopping habits. You may be surprised to see that they have much in common with your clients, and not necessarily in a good way. Ask yourself: Are you the person who’ll wait in line for hours, just [...]
  • Excitement Is In The Air!

    DesignSuccessU
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
      We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday, and that you are now ready to kick off the final month of the holiday season and the year! Here at DSU, excitement is definitely in the air. We are SO ready to celebrate and to lay the foundation for making 2015 our best year yet! In fact, we have created a very [...]
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  • Laundry Room Decor :: Wallpaper

    Cristin
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    You all know how much I love wallpaper. It can transform a ho-hum space instantly. One of my favorite spots for wallpaper too is in the laundry room. Who wouldn’t want to cheer up the typically industrial space with a pop of color and beautiful pattern? So today I’ve rounded up a few chic laundry rooms featuring fabulous wallpaper. image sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 Notice a pattern here? I really like the colors blue and gray in laundry rooms! How about you? happy decorating, cristin The post Laundry Room Decor :: Wallpaper appeared first on Simplified Bee.
  • 5 Faves :: Holiday Ideas Pinterest

    Cristin
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    With Christmas just a few days away, you may still be looking for a festive cookie recipe, clever craft for the kids or ideas for trimming the tree. As you may know, Pinterest is one of my favorite go to spots to get inspired and my HOLIDAY DECORATING IDEAS board is one of my most active these days. From clever ways to wrap gifts to adorable holiday crafts, I’ve been pinning some fabulous holiday ideas that are guaranteed to inspire all. Take a look at my five of my most recent faves: image sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 Also, there is one more day to enter to win a $100 gift card to…
  • Holiday Front Door & Target Gift Card Giveaway

    Cristin
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Last week I prepped our dinner table for the holidays, but this week I’m focusing on decorating the outside of our home. The first step is to create a festive holiday front door. Dressing up the your entry for the season is a great way to greet guests dropping by for celebrations, Christmas parties and holiday visits. With help from Target, I created a traditional Christmas look for our front door. I started by flanking the black front door with…
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014 :: For the Home

    Cristin
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.   Gifts for the home are always a welcome sight for the decor lovers on your list. Today, I’ve hand-picked some fabulous items that I’ve been swooning over this fall. As you will see, I’m gravitating to home furnishings and accessories in neutrals (great for layering), with a touch of brass (still so hot!), and clean lines (always timeless). From a stunning chair by Kelly Wearstler (splurge) to a festive stoneware pitcher by Oh…
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014 :: For Him

    Cristin
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Still need to shop for loved ones? No worries, I’m here to help. I’ve curated some fabulous holiday gift guides for 2014 with a focus on gifts for the hostess and her. Today, I’ve rounded up items perfect for the men (husband, father, grandpa, brother, boyfriend, etc.) in your life. From a handsome Burberry scarf to a in demand GoPro HERO4 camera – there’s a variety of fun gift ideas from casual to dressy, and sporty to techy. The…
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  • How to Decorate with Pom-Poms

    Trudy Crane
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Well Christmas is in just a few days but a fun DIY you could do with the family is make a pom-pom garland or wreath. Pom-poms are so easy to make and I love the way they look in a garland...super cute. You just need some good wool a pair of scissors and your fingers and away you go. Look at all of the great ways to use pom-poms in your holiday decor. Actually I think they would be cute all year long! Here is a link to a video on how to make pom-poms and follow the links on some of the other photos to see how to make garlands and wreaths. Anthropologie How to Make this Pom pom Wreath and a…
  • Dressed in Black

    Trudy Crane
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Black is everywhere in home decor these days and of course fashion as always. I am really loving the black I am seeing in home decor and ceramics. I actually made a few pieces of black ceramics this week and I loved it! Love all of these pins I posted on Pinterest this week. You can follow me here.... Have a great weekend! Found on oraclefox.com  lolobu.com archilovers.com decor8blog.com  maison-hand.com Enjoy! Trudy xx
  • Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas

    Trudy Crane
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:19 pm
    There are so many fun ways to wrap your gifts this holiday. I prefer the neutral tones and the natural textures when wrapping with fun gift tags or natural leaves and pine as the finishing touch. As you can see in my video in yesterdays post, not only do little gift boxes look great under the tree they can be used to decorate a table setting. Some of the links below take you to printable gift tags so explore each of the links to see more ideas.  Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House…
  • Natrel and lookslikewhite Present: A Breathtaking Table Setting for the Holidays

    Trudy Crane
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    This past summer I worked with Natrel, a Quebec based dairy company, on a wonderful project, How to Set a Summer Brunch Table. Well, I have once again had the chance to work with this great company on dressing a Breathtaking Holiday Table. Natrel has a wonderful commitment to providing pure, natural products and their website magazine is full of inspiring recipes and ideas for the holiday season. It is always so much fun for me to think of ways to plan out my table settings for this time of year and I really love the rustic feeling of the Holiday Table we have for you in the video. There are…
  • Swedish Christmas

    Trudy Crane
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:13 pm
    In this 100 year old Swedish home rustic meets refined Scandinavian style. The kitchen is my favourite room for sure with the wall of subway tile and double hanging lamp. Sheepskin covered rattan chairs create a cozy space in the dining room. Simple Christmas trees and a bit of red and white add a pretty touch of the holiday season. Lovely home dressed for the holidays! PHOTO MARIE DELICE KARLSSON via: Lantliv Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House Enjoy! Trudy xx
 
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  • For Everyone: Last Minute Holiday Shipping Saves the Day!

    franki durbin
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    Thank goodness for last minute shipping! I scored some thoughtful additions to round out gifts for the Mr. this morning thanks to Williams-Sonoma with code FREESHIP. Completely free shipping. No minimum order. Delivered by December 24. Check! Who else is playing the role of Santa? Neiman Marcus, just use code QUICKSHIP. Nordstrom offers shopping online & store pickup (and option I have long been a fan of!). You can even search to see which of the nearby locations has the items you want. Always awesome. J. Crew will overnight anything your pretty heart desires for just $10. Not a…
  • Musings: On That "Sunday" Feeling...

    franki durbin
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Sundays just feel... different, don't they? There's no denying it. Saturdays are the fancy free and fun-loving sister. Sundays? Sundays suffer severely from split personality disorder. They are duplicitous in their last ditch effort to be unbelievably lazy, while still striving to get a leg up on the week ahead. Sundays: a study in contrasts. Sundays are fine cashmere and flannel pajama pants. Sundays mean late starts and early nights. Sundays are connecting with family & friends around the globe while staying close to home. Sunday is supremely lazy and…
  • Buon Weekend: Embrace the Season...

    franki durbin
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    We are off to a but of last minute shopping today. Neiman Marcus & Restoration Hardware seem to have the lock on fabulous stocking stuffers & memorable gifts for kids of all ages, but we are really enjoy popping into small boutiques and the elegant Highland Park Village for that unique "last chance for shopping" feel that only festive outdoor shopping can provide. We're not rushing to get out the door, though. Our first priority is, a lazy morning filled with holiday music (Michael Buble, anyone?), foamy cappuccino and cozy socks. Here's to a marvelous weekend to…
  • Current Obsession: The (Pretty Much Sold Out Everywhere) Luxe Faux Fur...

    franki durbin
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    The only downside to living in the south: it takes so long to get cold that by the time you head online to shop for winter clothing all the good pieces are SOLD OUT. Between the faux fur vest and the leopard coat, I'm not sure which is more popular for winter 2014. What I do know is that those of you who wear my size are clearly months ahead of my current game & happily ensconced in your fabulous faux furs. Boo hiss for me, but I'm quietly clapping for all of you. While the looks I love vary between the outrageous knee-length leopard coat (hello, attention-seekers) and the…
  • Recipes: Protein-Rich Gingerbread Tiramisu + Chocolate Ganache...

    franki durbin
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:19 am
    Hello, guilt-free recipe! ALOHA (my favorite purveyor of all-things-healthy) has a fairly impressive collection of yummy recipes. This one keeps grabbing my attention, as I am a huge Tiramisu fan. Longtime readers will note that I don't tend to be drawn to sugary foods in general. However, when it comes to this specific Italian espresso-laced dessert I do have a difficult time saying no on one stipulation: it must be made with top quality ingredients. ALOHA's version passes my sweet snobbery test and kicks it up a notch by ramping up the protein content and turning this traditional…
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  • 23 Christmas Party Decorations That Are Never Naughty, Always Nice

    Stefan
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:24 am
    Hosting a Christmas party this year? Lucky you! The holidays are a lovely time to gather and bond…and party. If you’re in the market for some fresh new festive ideas for Christmas party decorations or refreshments, we’ve compiled a list of quite a few winning party ideas.Whether you’ve got an open week or two to prepare or you’re down to the wire, we think you’ll find inspiration and DIY ideas here for making your Christmas party one to remember for years to come.Red and White Colored Décor.A bonus of having a color palette or theme at your Christmas party is that it’s easier…
  • Luxury Chalet Turns The French Alps Into The Perfect Ski Retreat

    Simona Ganea
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    Chalet Mont Blanc can be found in Megève, a town in the French Alps. It’s a beautiful ski retreat with magnificent views and access to the Jaillet piste (ski run). With its inviting interior design, glamorous décor and wonderful location, the chalet attracts visitors from all over the world, being one of the most wonderful holiday destinations during winter.There are two structures. The main chalet offers a total of four suites while the guest chalet includes an addition two double bedrooms. Other amenities include a playroom for the children, a spacious dining area with panoramic…
  • DIY Christmas Felt Leaf Wreath

    Chelsea Mohrman
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    It’s time to deck the halls and these cute wreaths made from felt can be created in various sizes to add a handmade touch to your holiday decor! Make a large one for the front door, a few small ones for the windows, or some medium sized ones for the your interior doors. The best part is that they last forever and can be used again for next year!Supplies:felt in various shades of greenfabric scissorswirewire cuttersneedlethicker thread (embroidery thread or pearl cotton)hot glue (optional for the end arrangement)Instructions:1. Start cutting out leaf shapes from the felt with your fabric…
  • Unleash Your Imagination – Magical Fairy Garden Designs

    Simona Ganea
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    Fairy gardens are miniature landscapes with tiny houses, plants, trees, pathways and everything else. They give the impression that tiny creatures are living there and they’re wrapped in this magical aura which makes them super interesting and cute. Create your own fairy garden and make it wonderful. It’s a wonderful detail that will improve your back yard landscape although you can pretty much position these things anywhere you want.It can be really fun to create a fairy garden and you can include the kids in the project too. They’ll enjoy coming up with ideas and creating…
  • DIY Wooden Gift Tags

    Chelsea Mohrman
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:50 am
    Craft these little rustic gift tags for next to nothing! Made from an old branch, these wood slices not only add a natural element to your gift wrap but also double as name tags for gift labeling! These are super simple and a great budget friendly holiday project- because who can’t stand to save a few dollars during the holiday season? Dress them up with colorful yarn or ribbon and accent just about any gift wrapping. The best part? The receiver of the gift can keep this little tag even after the gift is unwrapped!Supplies:branchdrill with small drill bityarn, twine or…
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  • Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 22nd

    Andrew Dunning
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:56 pm
    This morning we opened the twenty-second window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. To follow the whole Advent series hit the subscribe button to receive our daily updates. Behind today’s window we found a very stylish champagne bucket from Tom Dixon, a great gift for friends or your own home! Part of the Plum range of products launched in 2014 this champagne bucket is made from hand blown class and hand cut. Standing 31cm tall the glass bucket makes a great statement for serving any sort of fizz to your guests this Christmas. The Plum collection also includes an ice bucket, tongs…
  • Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 21st

    Andrew Dunning
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    It’s time to open the twenty-first window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. Each day until Christmas we are featuring a different interior product for your home. As I believe we all need to inject some fun into our interiors I love these Animal side tables from Graham and Green. Standing near 60cm table the side tables would add a sense of quirkiness to any interior. My partner is now insisting we order one for our living room, although we can’t agree on which one. My favourite is probably Petri the Polar Bear, he prefers the Tyson the Tiger! Each side table is £125, you…
  • Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 20th

    Andrew Dunning
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    This morning we opened the twentieth window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. To follow the whole Advent series hit the subscribe button to receive our daily updates. Today we found an illuminated A letter from Goodwin and Goodwin – this would be perfect for my own home. Goodwin & Goodwin are based in London and every order is hand made in their studio. Also each order is bespoke so you can choose your own combination – I’m rather liking the idea of A & A for me and my partner. Each letter is 40cm high and comes with a 2m cable. A single letter costs £245,…
  • Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 19th

    Andrew Dunning
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today we are opening the nineteen window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. I’ve picked stylish interior products to feature through Advent so have a read every day until Christmas Eve for ideas for your home. I do like a well dressed table so this delightful Robin napkin from Thornback and Peel really appeals to me. It is the perfect napkin for your Christmas table! Thornback and Peel was established in 2009 by Juliet Thornback and Delia Peel – I love that one of their inspirations is Mrs Beeton’s Household Management, a book I own and read regularly. Their…
  • Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 18th

    Andrew Dunning
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    It’s time to open the eighteenth window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. Each day until Christmas we are going to be featuring a different interior product for your home. As we will all be entertaining more over the festive season it’s good to find some Christmas plates from John Lewis behind the window today. The plates crafted by Portmeirion feature illustrations from the classic carol The 12 Days of Christmas. With the gold and red colour scheme the plates are perfect for the festive season. Whether it’s your slice of Christmas cake or a few sneaky mince pies…
 
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  • Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

    Richard Torres
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Studio M Waking up in the morning and starting the day in the perfect kitchen can set the tone for the rest of the day. It’s not just the smell of freshly brewed coffee or the sizzling and satisfying smell of bacon and eggs cooking that help uplift the moment. The perfect kitchen lights up any mood and day as quickly as the morning sun shines through the bedroom windows. And these chic and modern backsplashes designed from marble to tile give life to every morning. A turquoise-tiled backsplash against bright white cabinets and walls give the impression of a sunny sky filled with fluffy…
  • Restoration Hardware Gifts

    Jon Peters
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M Whether it’s birthdays or Christmas, I really have a difficult time coming up with ideas when people ask me what I’d like as gifts because I honestly don’t feel like I’m without anything that I truly need. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty confident that I’m a borderline hoarder of interesting stuff, most of which aren’t essential necessities but that make me happy to have around. Above: ZOOM LENS & TRIPOD FOR IPHONE® POCKET-SIZE POWER FLASH METAL EASEL STAND FOR IPAD® I’ve noticed a trend this year in particular that’s putting clothiers and luxury retailers in…
  • Masculine Modern Decor

    Jon Peters
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll recall that I’ve got a serious affinity for dark, modern style interiors with a masculine edge. These days, I’m definitely seeing a lot more modern dark spaces infused with some metallic flair.Whether you’re into antiqued brass or polished chrome, you can find some really amazing and inspirational rooms by just performing a quick search on Pinterest.Dark paint colors when complemented by doses of infused metallic finishes can take on a more modern aesthetic without looking too stark or monochromatic. One of my all-time favorite…
  • Casual Mens Fashion

    Jon Peters
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M It’s been said that since fashion and interior design can oftentimes be so similar that if you know how to decorate really well then you’re probably also an equally as phenomenal dresser. Personally, I feel as though somebody’s personal style can really say a lot about who they are and what their homes are like; from design style to color palettes. My personal style, for instance, definitely can be considered reflective of my home from an overall laid-back vibe dominated by shades of blue, gray to comfortably worn-in leather upholstery. Winter in Florida can get pretty chilly…
  • Holiday Gingerbread House

    Jon Peters
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Studio M If I’ve learned anything from the movies, it’s that Chicago is the perfect city for Christmas inspiration. Two of my all-time favorite Christmas movies Christmas with the Kranks and Home Alone were both filmed in various parts of Chicago and its suburbs. To this day, I still want my future family home to look like Kevin McAllister’s! Checking out some really festive photos from Traditional Home’s holiday galleries. I’d stumbled upon this gorgeously updated Chicago home right next to towering concrete building. The current owners were intent of refreshing the dark paneled…
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  • Save Money with DIY Decorations This Christmas

    Interior Design Style
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    The season is truly upon us now and all our wallets and purses are feeling the effects. A great way to save money this Christmas is to create handmade decorations. These will not only save you a few pounds, they’re more personal and often end up looking better than what you can buy in the store. Personalize Your Tree The tree is the centerpiece of the whole holiday so this should be your point of call. There are tons of different baubles and accessories you can make for your tree. It all depends on your personal taste and the style of your home. If you’re escaping to the countryside…
  • Christmas Gifts For Him

    Interior Design Style
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Christmas is a time to celebrate the Savior’s birth, but it is also time to disconnect from work, catch up with family, sleep in, watch the season’s most anticipated movies, (over)eat good food and …yes, sleep it off. It’s also a great opportunity to hit the slopes or get out of town, if you can manage it. The gifts are bought, the presents are wrapped and neatly stacked boxes are sitting beneath your Christmas tree. You’ve shopped for your entire family for the holidays, but you’ve still got one guy on your list you just have no idea what to get. He’s either…
  • How to decorate for Christmas outside your house

    Interior Design Style
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:43 am
    Decking the halls with boughs of holly is just the beginning of decorating your home for Christmas. From the largest and most ornate tree to pine cones filling an antique wooden bowls, but it does not have to stop there. Christmas is the perfect excuse to throw caution into the wind and deck out your front yard with a spectacle that will make your neighbors green with envy. ‘Tis the season! To get started check out our favorite festive outdoor Christmas displays from around the country to get ideas for your home. Here are some timeless ideas that look good no matter what: Put up your…
  • Winter Is Here Treasury

    bmthour
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    Treasury from: Modern Art Winter is here Cinnamon Apple Spice Holiday Tabletop Basket From: DSG $45.99 Red Flower Crocheted Lace 21 Inch Table Centerpiece Doily – Green and White Accents – Nature In Art From: RSS Designs In Fiber $59.99 Christmas star ornament golden origami 3D From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $9.00 Spring Snow,Art,Wall Art,Original Painting,Acrylic,Spring Snow,Black Capped Chickadees,9x12inches,Wr From: Mysticsilks $45.00 Skirted Cake Stand, White Fine Porcelain From: DSG $17.25 Turquoise Blue Lotus Ceramic Sauce Dish From: DSG $2.95 49-Piece…
  • 5 guides to help you kickstart your interior redesign project

    Interior Design Style
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    Source If you’ve ever embarked on an interior design DIY project, you’ll know how difficult it can be to get your head around doing the sorts of jobs that trade professionals perform thousands of times every year. If you’ve never embarked on an interior design DIY project but you’re planning one, this will be a strange and confusing time for you. You’ll need help, and you’ll inevitably go looking for it online. Fortunately, the internet is a treasure trove of information for pretty much anything you need to find out, but especially when it comes to DIY. Because so many people…
 
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  • How to choose the right neighbourhood that suits your lifestyle

    TheRedPin Team
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Choosing the right neighbourhood is just as important as choosing the right type of home that works for you. If you’re planning on purchasing a home, keep in mind that you’re not just buying a house, you’re investing in a neighbourhood. After you’ve established your price range, you’ll be able to narrow down your neighbourhood choices. There are a number of factors to consider before choosing the right neighbourhood for you. Work Commute: How long will it take to get to work? Is your extreme commute taking away from meeting friends for a much needed afterwork drink? Is…
  • Liberty Central by the Lake 2 by the Canalfa Group

    TheRedPin Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    The Canalfa Group has played an instrumental role in revitalizing Liberty Village from former industrial district to one of Toronto’s most popular new neighbourhoods to live and work in. With Bliss Condos, Liberty Place and Liberty Towers under their belt, the Toronto-based developer’s newest addition to the neighbourhood, Liberty Central by the Lake 2, is set to follow in the footsteps of their previous successes. Located right along the neighbourhood’s main artery at 51 East Liberty Street, Liberty Central by the Lake 2 will stand 25-storeys tall. With the easy access to…
  • Blue Diamond at Imperial Plaza is coming to Forest Hill

    TheRedPin Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    Blue Diamond, the second phase of Camfrost-Felcorp’s Imperial Plaza project, will bring a modern touch to the neighbourhood of Forest Hill. Situated at 129 St. Clair Avenue West, mid-way between St. Clair station and the eclectic mix of boutiques and restaurants that make up the St. Clair West strip (think Leah’s Bakery and vintage clothing shopping at La Boutique Parpar), the location of Blue Diamond can’t be beat. Designed by the award-winning Diamond Schmitt Architects, the sleek 27-storey glass condo will stand juxtaposed to the decommissioned Deer Park United Church. The…
  • CMHC: Foreign investors are not taking over Toronto’s condo market

    TheRedPin Team
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/atmtx/ While it’s long been speculated that foreign investors have been the driving force behind Toronto’s condo boom – the numbers were never there to prove it. Unlike the US, Australia and a host of countries around the world, Canada does not collect data on foreign investments in real estate ….Up until now that is. CMHC’s, Canada’s national housing agency, recent report tackled the question, and the results are that only 2.4 per cent of condos rented in Toronto are owned by foreigners. However, in certain pockets of Toronto’s…
  • Hot Listings: December 15 – 19

    TheRedPin Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal hot listings in the Greater Toronto Area that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! 39 Crewe Avenue Woodbine-Lumsden, Toronto Contact Matthew Pringle to Book a Tour Asking Price: $879,000TheRedPin Rebate: $3,296 | Details: 4 Beds, 4 Baths 7690G County Road #50 Road Trent Hills,Ontario Contact Eva Allaire to Book a Tour Asking Price:155,000TheRedPin Rebate: $581 |…
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  • The Pagoda, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

    13 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.Our Pagoda design adds an element of exotic charm to this elegant piece.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain &…
  • Green Ludwig, Eco friendly Menorah, recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder, Nine white porcelain holders by StilNovoDesign

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    199.99 USDOur exclusive ‘green’ Menorahs are entirely made of recycled white oak staves from French wine barrels.This unique candleholder is a perfect Hanukkah/Chanukah Menorah, great as an original gift idea, as a very sophisticated centerpiece for a dining table or fireplace mantel.This very exclusive design is a perfect fusion of modern style, organic vibe and classic elegance, very easy to integrate with any interior design.Our ‘Ludwig’ is made of a single stave that accommodates nine very elegant porcelain mini holders and nine mini taper candles (1/2” diameter). A short stave…
  • Recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder, Hand Painted scandinavian inspired design, 5 tea lights by StilNovoDesign

    8 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    55.00 USDReady to ship recycled oak wine barrel single stave candleholder, hand painted with our exclusive Kaleidoscope design, inspired by scandinavian style. The candleholder top's base is finished in a warm golden oak color, while the underside still shows the red staining left by the red wine previously held in the barrel.Perfect as an original gift idea, or as a very elegant centerpiece for any dining table, fireplace mantel or side table.Measurements are: 28 1/8" X 3 7/8"The candleholder is made to accommodate 5 tea lights candles (included in the price)Our finely…
  • The Windmill, Four legs Drop Leaf Bistro Table, Recycled Oak Wine Barrel by StilNovoDesign

    8 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    525.00 USDThe Windmill is our four legs version of the classical bistro table; it has the smart drop leaf feature that gives you the possibility to customize the table’s size to your likings and change it accordingly to your necessity. The Windmill is entirely made with reclaimed solid oak from discarded wine barrels, using the barrel staves for the legs and its actual head as the top, showing the inner side stained with the red wine previously contained in the barrel and complemented with a rich cherry chocolate color, while the rest is finished with a warm mahogany color (other colors…
  • The Clover, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color. by StilNovoDesign

    8 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The Clover design is a symbol of good luck, fortune & success.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain & dimensions, all…
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  • 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…
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Rekindle Your Love Affair With Tudor Homes

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

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

    Veronika Miller
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    After a long night of food, wine, and song, the BlogTour Cali gang headed back to the beachside cottages to rest in preparation for the long road trip the following day. We traveled north out of Cambria, which showed off its spectacular rolling California hills, along the Pacific Coast Highway until we reached San Francisco. Zephyr Ventilation graciously opened their show room to us for dinner, a Zephyr media tour, and a presentation by the wonderful architect and Zephyr designer, Fu tung Cheng. The drive was breathtaking–the steep cliffs and winding roads made a few of us a bit uneasy,…
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  • My new friend – The Grid

    Nina Holst
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    Is it possible to have too many blankets/throws? I don´t think so *smile*. At least, that´s what I thought when I saw this beautiful BastiRIKE throw over at the webshop Pil & Bue. It was love at first sight (!), and the fact that it´s made of environmentally friendly materials makes it even more beautiful I think!  Actually, that´s what I like so much with Pil & Bue – they love organic products so everything they have in the shop is toxic free. Thumbs up for that! Anyway, this is the softest most comfortable throw I have ever had, and I´m in love with both the quality and…
  • A creative home

    Nina Holst
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:50 am
    In the latest issue of the interior magazine BoligPluss (available in stores from today), you will find Madeleine and Ole´s beautiful home that I took photos of a while back. Maybe you already follow Madeleine on Instagram or her blog, and recognize her home? It´s really stunning and has a lot of personality I think. Their kitchen is just amazing…, magine having your very own pizza own in the kitchen – so cool! Madeleine is a very talented singer and she happens to have one of my favorite voices. I really hope that she will make an album one day. You´ll find her on Soundcloud…
  • New living room

    Nina Holst
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    The living room in our new house has been renovated the last few weeks, and this Friday we could finally move back in again – a day I have been waiting for with a lot of joy! I´m very happy with how it all turned out, and I look forward showing you more photos of it in the time to come. One of the things I love the most is the “new” floor that now has been sanded and treated with lye, white oil and matt lacquer – it´s SO beautiful and much lighter than it used to be. Before we started I was not aware that the process to renovate a wooden floor was so technical, and…
  • Julekos med Magimix

    Nina Holst
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:35 am
    Jeg har funnet meg en julefavoritt. En sunn og fantastisk god juice som passer utmerket som julekos – en “julejuice” rett og slett! Som nevnt tidligere tester jeg Magimix le duo plus juiceren, og den blir hyppig brukt om dagen til akkurat denne juicen… Må si jeg gleder meg til å by gjestene mine på denne i år. Til et stort glass med “Julejuice” trenger du: - 2 epler - 2 gulrøtter - 1/2 appelsin - ca. 3 cm tykk skive med rødbet – 1 ts kanel Pynt gjerne med et par anis stjerner og strø litt kanel på toppen for det lille ekstra. Vel bekomme!
  • Semifinalist at Vixen Awards!

    Nina Holst
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:43 pm
    I just realized that I´m a semifinalist at the Vixen Blog Awards in two categories: “Interiorblog of the Year” and Instagram of the Year! Holy mama – what an honour *smile*! Thank you so much to those who nominated me! Now the voting for the finalist has begun, so if you want to give me your vote you can do it for the two categories here and here until the 31th of December. Oh, and it´s actually possible to vote one time every day so put it in your calendar *smile*   Image: Nina Holst  
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  • The Exterior of this Home Complements its Gorgeous Natural Surroundings

    HD Staff
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    In a practical sense, not every home can be built under the canopy of a forest or on the shores of a beautiful beach. But when that opportunity does present itself, both homeowners and architects must fully embrace those lovely natural surroundings. In this forest in the Netherlands, Hilberinkbosch Architects have been able to create a beautiful house that would turn heads in any environment. However, they have added elements and design features that do not only look beautiful, they purposefully co-exist with the surrounding forest for a home that feels safe, welcoming, and also distinctly…
  • 25 Three Bedroom House/Apartment Floor Plans

    HD Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    A three person family who wants the flexibility of the guest room would be perfectly suited to this layout, which also has space for a lovely private patio. The bedrooms in this layout are not particularly large, but spacious outdoor areas and a cozy living room mean there is still room to spread out and relax. Three equal bedrooms is an easy solution for a roommate situation, since rent can be split in perfect thirds. With a breakfast bar, dining room, and small patio, this home could easily house a family or even a group of good friends. Natural light reigns in this three bedroom house that…
  • Thatched Roof Beach House with Outdoor Entertaining Spaces

    HD Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    There are a lot of ways to look at a holiday home. It might be a time share in a condo or a ski chalet in the mountains, but the most important thing is that it is a place you can gather and enjoy time with family and friends. That was exactly the intent with this holiday home in South Africa, built by architects at SAOTA with interior design from Antoni Associates. The spacious, modern home is warm and open, carefully marrying the interior to the exterior while minimizing the impact of any outside forces – from wind and rain to neighboring homes – and maximizing spaces to sit,…
  • Taipei Home Showcases Asian Minimalist Influences

    HD Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    In Western homes we may see influences of minimalism. Many modern homes strive to incorporate the beautiful simplicity of the style. However, in this Taipei home, owned by a family of three, minimalism is not simply a preferred aesthetic, it is an absolute necessity. With three people living in just 285 square feet (26 square meters), there is no space whatsoever for things that do not have a function. The home’s designer at Folk Design took inspiration for this simple house from the owners’ love of calligraphy and devotion to meditation. Indeed, it must take a very clear mind to…
  • 10 Bedrooms for Designer Dreams

    HD Staff
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    A good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to be healthy, productive, and happy. And of course, a good night’s sleep starts in the bedroom. The best bedroom should feel like home, from its colors and textures to its bed frame, it should not be a place that makes you feel anxious or excited. The bedrooms in this post are not just beautiful, they are relaxing and each is luxurious in its own way: the perfect place to lay your head and dream sweet, designer dreams. The first room, designed by Juraj Talcik, is an amazing space that appears to be nestled in the clouds. With sweeping…
 
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  • Cotton Candy Cosmo as Performance Art

    Susan
    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

    Susan
    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

    Susan
    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…
  • $200 Target Gift Card Christmas Giveaway!

    Susan
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:17 pm
    One of my favorite Christmas shopping traditions is doing a lap at Target when the Christmas decorations are in full bloom. Really gets me in the mood!! I can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than to give away a $200 shopping spree at Target! Dreamy, I know! What would you do with $200? Gifts for the kids? Some bling to deck your halls? Or is there someone you know who is in need this year? One thing I do know…you won’t win if you don’t enter. The 411 on the $200 Target Gift Card Christmas Giveaway Who? You, of course! Note: giveaway is open to…
  • Transitional Holiday Decorating Ideas

    Susan
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
    It’s awkward, isn’t it?  Halloween is over, Thanksgiving decor is typically traditional, and it seems too early to bring out our more creative Christmas bling. We feel a little lost, unsure of what our next holiday decorating move should be. No worries – here are a few (somewhat) graceful transitional holiday decorating ideas to bridge the 4th quarter holidays! It’s all about small moves! A few subtle tweaks to your spooky vignettes can go a long way in bridging the gap. Rather than an autumnal display on a tray (previously shown here), why not create a simple…
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  • A Memorable Winter Bedroom for the Holidays

    Ronique
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:54 am
    This winter why not transform your bedroom into a cozy sanctuary? The holiday season is the perfect time to bring memorable colors, textures, and festive decor to your holiday bedroom. Winter is one of those seasons that makes cuddling up in your bed so enjoyable when it is blusterry cold outside! Bring festive touches to your bedroom like evergreen, stringing holiday lights, and using bedding with winter prints and motif to create a bedroom that you love this holiday season. Here are a few ways to bring the season into your bedroom. A Memorable Winter Bedroom for the Holidays Transform your…
  • Christmas Dinner: Baked Turkey Stuffed with Apples Recipe

    Rehana Akter
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Roasted or baked Turkey is a classic and traditional dish in any Christmas dinner. Most of the times, this dish is served with a common stuffing made with sauted onion, breads, and different types of peppers. However, a little tweak in this stuffing can totally change the taste of your turkey and make it mouthwateringly delish. This amazing Christmas dinner recipe from Taste of Home presents a classic baked Turkey recipe but brings a delicious twist by mixing apples in the stuffing. The recipe is not much complicated and is also appetizing enough to satisfy your taste buds. Christmas Dinner:…
  • Christmas Kids Activities: 3 Fun Activities for Christmas Eve

    Stella X
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    Yes it’s true, Christmas Eve is almost here and what better way to enjoy such a holy, spiritual time as with your family and friends. Christmas Eve has an even more special meaning in the little hearts of the children, so here are a few ideas for Christmas Kids Activities to make it meet their expectations and have a good time together. Personalized Christmas Eve Box Image via: Dreams to Reality Christmas Kids Activities: 3 Fun Activities for Christmas Eve 1. Fill a Special Christmas Eve Box Only to be opened on Christmas Eve, prepare a special box that is festively decorated for the kids…
  • Holiday Appetizer: Sausage Wonton Cups Recipe

    Anchal Bhatia
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:23 pm
    We all know that an appetizer is a small dish of food primarily meant to stimulate one’s appetite before the main course. And this holiday appetizer will do just that. Whether you need to bring a hors d’oeuvre to a holiday party or you are hosting your own, these sausage wonton cups are proven winners. And you won’t have to be in the kitchen the entire day preparing them. All it takes is 30 minutes. Really! Did we say that you can make them ahead too? Holiday Appetizer: Sausage Wonton Cups Sausage Wontons Cups Image via: Sargento Total Time: 30 minutes Yields: 24 servings…
  • Holiday Craft Idea: Kids’ Cute Monster Mittens

    Rehana Akter
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:31 pm
    What is the best way to keep your little ones busy indoor when there is biting cold outside? A craft that is easy and interesting to make! A cute monster mitten can be the best option as a kids craft as it is both easy and fun to make. Martha Stewart has brought this idea of making a pair of fire-breathing dragon mittens that will keep the little hands busy indoors. Holiday Craft Idea: Kids’ Cute Monster Mittens These adorable mittens will look cute on your kids. Image via: Grandmother Wren What’ll You Need Readymade templates of monster mitten Sewing machine Scissors Felt Iron How to…
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    Faith Sheridan Interior Design

  • Small Space Solutions for Holiday Decorating

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

    Faith Sheridan
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    As I do my personal Christmas shopping, I am 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 superb, mediocre and bad. 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…
  • Why Guilford Green is the Color of the Year 2015

    Faith Sheridan
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    I heard some rumbles about why Guilford Green is color of the year 2015. Some happy and some not so. And recently I posted about the Color Season. When I heard about Guilford Green, I smiled and recalled a project from 2010. Color of the Year 2015 Per Benjamin Moore,  “HC-116  This color is part of the Historic Color Collection. A collection of 174 time-honored hues comprises our most popular palette. Steeped in tradition, the refined, elegant colors of the Historical Collection deliver timeless color that can be used in traditional as well as contemporary spaces.” This…
  • High Point Market ~ All About Details

    Faith Sheridan
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    All about the details.  Magic returns to the furniture mecca of High Point. Say what? how? Back in my Seattle interior design business my brain slowly sifts through photos, interpretations and blog posts. See through the design lens of my eyes and what caught my design eye. Craftsmanship shares embellishments like contrast welt, trims and tapes, nail patterns and finish work. These details represent luxury and customization and the personal story of our clients. Design details on display Exquisite pattern and perfect match. Bold graphic pattern with match details The talent to accomplish…
 
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    Layla Grayce Backroom Blog

  • Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering, Plus a Giveaway!

    Danielle
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:51 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Winner will be announced shortly. Photography and styling by Kate Landers; Ice Milk Apron; Pom Pom at Home White Mug Set; Pom Pom at Home Serving Plate Set; Rosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes Photography and styling by Kate Landers; Ice Milk Apron; Pom Pom at Home White Mug Set; Pom Pom at Home Serving Plate Set; Rosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes Photography and styling by Kate Landers; Ice Milk Apron; Pom Pom at Home White Mug Set; Pom Pom at Home Serving Plate Set; Rosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes…
  • Custom Deliveries! Shop, Win & Save On Personalized Gifts

    Danielle
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    These giveaways have now ended. Congratulations to Lindsay E., Susannah A., Robbie T., and Darcie S. This year, it’s all about making it personal! The gift-giving season has officially arrived, and if you ask us, the most thoughtful gifts are always those that represent a personalized touch. To get your holiday shopping up and running (they’ll be here before you know it!), we curated our favorite custom keepsakes, featuring everything from monogram mugs to initial necklaces. Reminder: put a bustle in your holiday hustle by checking product pages for estimated ship dates. It takes Layla…
  • Naturally Elegant Holiday Table Inspiration

    Danielle
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Carolyn C. Photography and styling by Kate Landers Pom Pom at Home Olivier Napkin Set, Pom Pom at Home Lily Table Cloth, Pom Pom at Home Crown White Plate Set, Stemless Basic Glass Set of 4, Personalized Eclectic Place Setting Set of 5 Kate Landers here again, excited to share with you a lovely rustic and elegant holiday tablescape. As so many of us are planning gatherings with family and friends this time of year, I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to provide you with inspiration for your holiday entertaining! Styling this table…
  • Fiona Walker England Collection + Giveaway

    Danielle
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Alicia B. and Penny B. Photography by Paige French Playful and unique, the Fiona Walker England collection of animal-themed wall designs transforms kids rooms into a stylish safari. To share the glee of these furry friends, we’re giving away Zebra and Tiger head wall décor to two lucky winners! Each winner will receive either the Tiger or the Zebra wall head, which make delightful holiday gifts or lively additions to spruce up the playroom or nursery of your home. Follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway! Then, scroll down to…
  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Redford House

    Danielle
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Out with the old-fashioned, in with new style! Redford House modernizes antique pieces with contemporary and transitional twists, perfect for stylish interiors. This fabulous line shines with a wide variety of artisan furnishings and accessories, ranging from regal bedroom pieces to dressers, desks, hutches, and chairs in hand-distressed finishes. Time-honored construction and passion revere Redford House as a true gem, boasting authenticity in the gorgeous aesthetic and design of their pieces. Read below for the inside scoop from the woman behind it all, Samantha McClure, as she reveals her…
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • How to Make Your TV Blend In Over the Fireplace

    Kristie Barnett
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of the trickiest issues in decorating living rooms is that dark beast of a television.  Although I prefer to plant the television in a bookcase or a less focal wall, many people decide to hang theirs above the fireplace.  If you have white trim on the fireplace wall, this can make that TV black […]
  • Sometimes the Dreams That Come True Are the Dreams Your Never Even Knew You Had

    Kristie Barnett
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    It’s the Christmas season, and there’s so much to be getting excited about.  Parties, celebrations, gifts, and spending time with those we love, right?  It’s also near dawn of a brand new year, which means new goals and dreams for our future.  What are the dreams of your future? via  Ten years ago, I dreamed […]
  • The Great Marsala Controversy – Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year

    Kristie Barnett
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    You may have heard the big announcement last week.  You know the one. Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year. My first inclination was to NOT write about it because it doesn’t deserve the attention because it is a hot mess.  Yes, that’s my professional opinion.   even the graphic looks dated via Then I watched as […]
  • Trendspotting at Kings Chapel Parade of Homes

    Kristie Barnett
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Decorating my Make-A-Wish Christmas tree last week afforded me to unique chance to tour the designer homes on the Kings Chapel Parade of Homes before anyone else!  There were plenty of design trends that I noticed throughout the beautiful homes. trendspotting by The Decorologist, Kristie Barnett Dramatic Ceilings Many of the rooms in the homes […]
  • I’m Pretty Sure You You Don’t Have a Pegasus in Your Christmas Tree

    Kristie Barnett
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    Yesterday started out hectic.  I woke up at 4:00 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep, worrying about all the things I committed to do this week and how I was letting things go undone.  Finally got back to sleep around 6:00.  Mr. Man woke me up at 7:30, which meant I had 30 minutes […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Wrap It Up: Top Picks for Luxe Gift Wrap

    elilly
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! You never know when you’re going to need to bring a last-minute gift to a party, so I like to keep a few rolls of glam gift wrap on hand just in case. The best holiday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Something Special: Top Picks for Holiday Printable Gift Tags

    elilly
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Almost nothing makes a person feel as special as a beautifully wrapped gift. I always say that great design is in the details… that goes for gift giving, too. Printable... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sparkle, Please! DIY Holiday Decorations

    elilly
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! It’s that time of the year again… which means a chance to add a whole other layer of glamour in your home with holiday decorations. If it’s a wreath, special... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Seasonal Cheer: Top Picks from Holiday House NYC 2014

    elilly
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! One of my favorite showhouses, Holiday House NYC 2014, is now open to the public. The Holiday House gala was last week and it’s now open to the public for the next few weeks. It is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to: Set a Fabulous Thanksgiving Table

    Victoria Reitano
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I’m sure you have already started thinking about your menu… now it’s time to think about the environment you want to create for your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    KitchAnn Style

  • AkzoNobel Color of the Year 2015

    Ann Porter, CKD
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    As I wrap up my coverage of trending colors for 2015, things are heating up as a warmer spectrum of pinks, reds and oranges emerging, reflecting optimism and a renewed emphasis on sharing. AkzoNobel, the largest color and coatings manufacturer in the world and maker of Dulux Paints, named Copper Orange as their Color of the year for 2015. By closely monitoring the emerging social, economic and design trends around the world, a select panel of professionals predicts future color trends two years out. “The overriding idea for 2015 is that people are finding new ways to add color to…
  • Recycled Lighting Designer Spotlight: Laurence van Seventer

    Ann Porter, CKD
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:29 am
    Laurence van Seventer, a Dutch designer and founder of Lolo Palazzo is a creative frontrunner in industrial design who is  innovative in welding metal with recycled bicycles, car parts and other discarded metal. From her Hague Studio, Laurence  van Seventer creates chandeliers that remind me a bit of the Atlantis chandelier from Barlas Baylar Lighting. Her larger chandeliers can incorporate as many as 600 upcycled bicycle chains and weigh 275 pounds. Her designs begin organically and she does not know when she begins a piece what outcome it will have. In Laurence’s view, we…
  • Pantone Color of the Year 2015

    Ann Porter, CKD
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:23 am
    The color specialists at Pantone have chosen Marsala 18-1483 the color of 2015, a rich reddish brown they say will be reflected in fashion, home decor and graphic and industrial design trends next year. “While Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.” –Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute   Vintage-y, earthy and hinting at the dregs of a bottle of wine, the shade will pair well with the grays and blues from past…
  • Bowl Bathroom Collection

    Ann Porter, CKD
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    French design firm Arik Levy Studio has created the Bowl bathroom collection for Spanish bathroom brand Inbani. The collection which launched at this year’s Salon de Mobile in Milan mixes cage-like structures with ceramic and marble placing emphasis on the juxtaposition between positive and negative space. “These are products born, imagined, conceived, engineered, crafted and made for you to feel good.” Arik Levy conceived the Bowl Collection as a “piece of jewelry that pursues the preciousness of every little detail that makes each object “ The Bowl Collection is a…
  • Pittsburgh Paints Color of the Year 2015

    Ann Porter, CKD
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:21 am
    One of the major color transitions in interiors has been a shift towards blue. So it’s not too surprising PPG Pittsburgh Paints named Blue Paisley as its 2015 Color of the Year. Paisley Blue (PPG-1238-6) is a vibrant color with bold, inky undertones. It is enthusiastically positive and represents where design is headed in the coming year. Homeowners will appreciate the reliability of this blue and incorporate it into their decor to positively influence their lives. Blue Paisley looks terrific as an accent wall and can be balanced with neutral gray. Combine a playful mix of hues and…
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    Six Different Ways

  • Black, White & Gold Dining!

    Jackie
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    Lately, I can’t seem to get enough of black, white, and gold color schemes! Not only is the color palette timeless and always in style, but it oozes class and elegance with a touch of shimmer. This stylish dining room includes classic Eames-style armchairs, an ultra-modern octagon table, with geometric lamps (and rug) as well as a contemporary, out-of-this-world, sputnik pendant light. I absolutely love the look of it and feel it will be stylish for many years to come. What do you think?
  • DIY House Number Monogram!

    Jackie
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
      What you will need: Outdoor Monogram Letter Outdoor House Numbers Grey Primer White & Yellow spray paint Picture hanger with nails Hammer Outdoor wood glue 1 ½” wide masking tape Scissors   Let’s get started! Step 1: Attach the picture hook to the back of the letter. Step 2: Spray the letters and numbers with grey primer and let dry. Step 3: Spray the numbers with yellow spray paint. Step 4: Create a chevron pattern on the letter with masking tape leaving extra tape at the edges. Wrap any free edges around the letter. Step 5: Spray over the masking tape chevron. Let…
  • Room Of The Day!

    Jackie
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Today’s room of the day is this incredible dining room with a mixture of rustic and chic elegance. Do you love it as much as I do?    
  • Pumpkin-Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Recipe!

    Jackie
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    With Thanksgiving almost on the way, I’m sure most of you are searching for some recipes. I came across this easy-to-make and delicious recipe on pillsbury.com and encourage you to try it. These ingredients really can do no wrong! What you will need: 3 cans of Pillsbury Grands pumpkin spice rolls with icing 1/3 cup chopped unwrapped caramel bits 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 3/4 cup butter 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 15 cup bundt pan   Let’s get started! Step 1: Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter bundt pan to avoid sticking. Place the…
  • Grocery Lists & Wine Bottle Holders

    Jackie
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Creative, organized, and a clever use of space, this kitchen/bar/dining area has it all- A blackboard to keep your grocery list and write down reminders, a drop-down bar to enjoy a glass of wine, shelving to store multiple items, a wine bottle holder.. The list goes on and on. The best part is, it’s stylish AND an excellent space-saver!
 
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    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends

  • Subtle design is not the lesser art

    incrati
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:27 am
    As someone who reads a lot about interior design, I frequently come across interior photos where I think “wow, that’s really intriguing and stunning,” and simultaneously, “I could never do anything like that in my home.” The conversation about interiors is often dominated by assertive aesthetics. This makes sense: a room that effectively uses a bright color or a space done up in stark monochrome (trending of late) will grab more attention and attract more eyes than a more discreet one. But there’s a difference between repinning something on Pinterest and…
  • How to Make the Most of a One-Car Garage

    incrati
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:37 am
    A large garage is one of the most sought after features of any home. Unfortunately, sometimes a one-car garage is all you have to work with, but this doesn’t mean you can’t reap the same benefits that you would with something larger. Making the most of a one-car garage can be easy if you follow the right strategy. By planning your organization and using the right accessories, you can maximize the space of your garage to meet all of your needs. Getting Organized The biggest challenge in any garage is the countless items that can end up there. Organizing all of your stuff will clear up…
  • How to Prepare Your Home for a Long Stay Away

    incrati
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:20 am
    It’s Christmas time and most of you would packing your bags for a long vacation with your family. After all it is a great opportunity to see how Christmas is celebrated at other parts of the world, right? But before you leave for the vacation make sure your home is safe. Your home is probably your most important asset, and damage to it can be very costly to fix. Review the checklist below to ensure that your home will be safe and sound upon your return!   Energy Costs and Regulating Temperature Air conditioning costs can account for half of your energy bill so turn your thermostat…
  • Prettier by the dozen: 12 brilliant and beautiful balustrades

    incrati
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:08 am
    Image via: wikimedia Interior design is a topic beloved by many and with London Design Week kicking off in earnest, it is clear that we are a nation of home-lovers. Whether you have an indoor space you’re keen to breathe new life in to or simply want to collect decoration inspiration, when it comes in interior design, there is no shortage of accessories, themes and schemes to choose from. If you find yourself unsure of where to start, finding the perfect interior designer can be invaluable for helping you to create the harmonious surroundings you have always dreamed of. Given that our…
  • Dry Cleaning Methods that Make the Carpet Look Like New Again

    incrati
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    There are numerous carpet cleaning methods, but you cannot use all of them to clean your carpet. You have to be selective about the method you are choosing, because a wrong method can damage your entire carpet. Hence, you should have a clear idea of every type of carpet cleaning methods and use the one that is appropriate for your carpet. A thorough inspection is always a great start for this kind of carpet cleaning projects: - Determine what method is perfect or best for the cleaning project. Identify or recognize your problems and limitations in the cleaning project. What are your…
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  • simple and natural holiday table

    Kelly Anderson
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I find setting the table for Christmas dinner one of the loveliest parts of the holidays. There's something about taking the time to make the atmosphere special for family and friends that gives me a little rush, yet seems peaceful at the same time. Do you find that too?I always keep my tables simple so the beauty of the natural elements that inevitably make their way onto them can shine through. Connecting with nature as we celebrate makes everything more meaningful and wakes us up - even for a couple of hours - from the materialism that can creep in at this time of year.Enjoy a natural and…
  • 10 small simple Christmas trees

    Kelly Anderson
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Simplifying our lives and our homes doesn't have to take a break at Christmas. I adore small, simple (and real!) Christmas trees. If you've got a small home, or a small room you'd like to decorate for the holidays, one of these tiny simple tree ideas are the way to go. All natural, no hassle. What could be nicer for the holiday of peace and joy? viaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviavia
  • simple, natural and repurposed gift wrapping ideas

    Kelly Anderson
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Have you given up buying commercial gift wrapping paper yet? It's non-recyclable, and really unnecessary given the stunning DIY options available. I've given up purchasing gift wrap in favour of using natural and repurposed materials, which I think creates a personal touch that adds to the gift itself.This year, I tried out birch bark wrapped over kraft paper, tied up with string and adorned with a sprig of greenery.Here are some other awesome ideas from repurposed paper bags, tissue paper, newsprint, material, parchment paper...even old sweaters. Get creative this season. Our landfills will…
  • 4 simple DIY holiday cards

    Kelly Anderson
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Do you hate spending on store-bought cards as much as I do? Original and natural is much more interesting, isn't it? This year I've got four ideas for you for super-simple DIY home-made cards using natural or re-purposed materials, and a little creativity.The first uses a cedar tip secured with a hot glue gun to card stock. Next, dried pressed flowers are used for Christmas ornaments on the tree.The other all-natural card idea requires snips of greenery - pine, fir, cedar - anything will work. Using a hot glue gun, secure the tips in a circle to form a wreath. A button card is so easy -…
  • 20 feel-good, eco-friendly gifts for 2014

    Kelly Anderson
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    More and more I've been trying to consume less and do a lot more simplifying in my life. I even made gifts this year to cut down on purchasing. But there will still be people on your holiday gift list that you will want or need to buy something for. So, here is a guide to gifts that will make your loved ones and you feel good:  everything on this gift list is either fair trade, supports artisans and craftspeople and small business, is good for health and a healthy home, and/or is made with recycled or all-natural materials. This holiday gift guide will help you give a gift that will…
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • DIY Wrapping Ideas For The Holidays!

    jaklina
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    There’s nothing like a home-made touch when it comes to giving gifts. Isn’t everything a little bit sweeter and more heart-felt when you know you received something unique? With it being holiday season, most of you are wrapping your gifts. Why not make it a DIY project? You can have a bunch of fun with it and even make it a gifting party with friends! The more accessories you add to your gifts, the better. Some materials you may want to use are: ornaments, ribbons, metallic sharpies, hemp string, bells, stamps, pine cones, rosemary, photos, etc. Here are some of my personal…
  • Olli & Lime!

    jaklina
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Expecting a little one on the way but hate the traditional, overly cutesy lions, tigers and bears graphics? So did English couple Karen and Andy, when they decided to create “Olli & Lime.” Olli & Lime is all about minimalist modern design for nurseries and kids rooms and all products are made in the USA. In this line, you’ll find a monochromatic color palette with crosses, triangles, and grid prints that coordinate with all of their bedding, wall decals and pillows. It also works well with most mid-century modern furniture. Check out their entire line here!
  • Room of the Day!

    jaklina
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Minimalistic, rustic, and mid-century modern, this eye-catching dining room instantly drew me in. I love the way the rose gold geometric pendant light pops in a mostly black and white room. The sleek design of all of these iconic chairs work perfectly together. I just imagine a long day running around and finally sitting down with a hot cup of tea and good conversation with a close friend. What do you think about this room?
  • Introducing 2015’s Color Of The Year! (Marsala)

    jaklina
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Described as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red”, Marsala was recently named 2015’s Color Of The Year by Pantone. Like the fortified wine, Marsala’s tasteful hue embodies the richness of a fulfilling meal while its red-brown roots evoke a sophisticated, natural earthiness. It’s truly a versatile color that translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors. Dramatic yet grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors. Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and…
  • Hang Your Coat Up For The Holidays!

    jaklina
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    With the first day of Winter just 5 days away, the coats in your space are probably piling up on every couch, chair, and bed! That’s not a good look for the holiday season, when guests will be arriving and adding to the coat clutter. Luckily, we’ve just added a bunch of great new coat racks to our site that are equally stylish and functional- some including umbrella stands to store your dripping umbrellas after those downpours! Come check them out.
 
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    Modenus Interior Design 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…
  • #BlogTourCali Day 4: The Pacific Coast Road Trip and The Master of Concrete

    Veronika Miller
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    After a long night of food, wine, and song, the BlogTour Cali gang headed back to the beachside cottages to rest in preparation for the long road trip the following day. We traveled north out of Cambria, which showed off its spectacular rolling California hills, along the Pacific Coast Highway until we reached San Francisco. Zephyr Ventilation graciously opened their show room to us for dinner, a Zephyr media tour, and a presentation by the wonderful architect and Zephyr designer, Fu tung Cheng. The drive was breathtaking–the steep cliffs and winding roads made a few of us a bit uneasy,…
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  • Spreading Holiday Cheer With HomeGoods

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

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    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…
  • Favorite Black and White Wallpapers

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    I decided a while back that I wanted to re-wallpaper this wall in my dressing room with something black and white: It’s part of my overhaul of that room. (I think I finally found the dresser but more on that later.) So I’ve narrowed it down to my top five. As you look at them, see if you can guess which one I ultimately chose. First, Nuvolette (Cole & Son) ….. Next, Queen of Spain (Schumacher)….. Then, Zebra Palm (Schumacher)….. Then, Feather Fan (Cole & Son)….. And last but not least, Malachite (Cole & Son)….. So can you guess which…
  • Fall Books: Markham Roberts, New York Mid-Century and Haute Couture Ateliers.

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I have three wonderful new books to tell you about today, covering three of my favorite topics: interior design, New York and haute couture. Decorating: the Way I see It by Markham Roberts, Principal Photography by Nelson Hancock Markham Roberts, who trained with Mark Hampton, has decorated some of the chicest interiors of our time so his first book is long overdue. He has been bringing his sophisticated style to a diverse range of homes for over two decades and Decorating: The Way I See It takes a look at 40 of them. They range from city apartments to ski retreats to Southern houses…
  • FTRB on HLN Project Home

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    22 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    It’s time! My segment for HLN’s Project Home is live! In a nutshell, we made over an entry/hall area and the centerpiece was this mirror which got a little DIY action. It aired in two parts over the past two weeks but for you, my dear readers, here is the entire piece. (Keep in mind it’s my first tv appearance so there’s definitely room for improvement!) What happened to my hair at the end??? I don’t remember a tornado blowing through the apartment! Anyway….. if you’re interested in more details about the DIY project itself, there is a slideshow…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Window Treatments

    Linnore Gonzales
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Window treatments may not be the first thing people notice when they walk into a room, but blinds, shades, and draperies are there in the background – or the foreground, depending on your style – doing an important job or two. Whether the role of a room’s window treatments is to create warmth, frame a view, block light, or add color and texture to the décor, they make an enormous difference in ambiance. Have you neglected the window treatments in your home? Maybe it’s because you’re not sure where to start. Here are five ways to spice up your window treatments. 1. Layer, Layer,…
  • A Calm Holiday of Blue

    Linnore Gonzales
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    The holidays bring a whirlwind of joy, blessings, gifts, family, friends, office parties and formal gatherings that often land in a heap of chaos. A simple way to help curtail the chaotic vibe, at least at home, is to decorate with blue. Why blue? In short, it creates a calming effect due to its soothing properties of sincerity and softness. But blue also brings so much more to the table and your home’s décor. Let’s look at beautiful ways to use blue this holiday season. Blue is known as the color of trust, honesty, responsibility, reliability and loyalty. This mix of values portrayed by…
  • On a Budget? Make Your Space Look Expensive

    Linnore Gonzales
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    When you want luxurious décor and don’t have the budget to match, there are touches that can make a room look expensive without actually costing a lot. To begin with, a clean and uncluttered home looks pulled together, and making an effort to keep order will always work in your favor if it’s good taste you want to reflect. Stash, organize, and remove whatever’s taking up valuable square footage. Then consider the following changes to your space. Illuminate A well-lit room looks expensive and upscale. But it’s also the type of light fixture you choose that can convey luxury. High-end…
  • Red and Green: Unique Ways to Use Traditional Holiday Colors

    Linnore Gonzales
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Why do we love red and green during the holidays? While the origin of why red and green represents the holiday season has been theorized by many, as decorators we like to focus on the simple comfort and joy this color combination brings to the home. These two colors fit perfectly together because they are complementary. If you have read one of our other complementary color blogs, you will recall that when we visually take in these colors our eyes and mind fall in love with the sight and corresponding feelings. When our eye sees too much red it craves green to offset the intense sensations…
  • 11 Easy Christmas Decorations for the Procrastinator

    Linnore Gonzales
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    For the procrastinators among us, Christmas can creep up quickly. But just because you’re a procrastinator, doesn’t mean you don’t appreciate good holiday décor or that you don’t want a beautiful home at Christmas time. If you’ve only got days (or hours!) left to pull together a festive home, we’ve collected 10 easy Christmas decoration ideas that you can whip up with just a few supplies – many of which you may already have hidden in your totes and closets. Make a Decision Procrastinators are often indecisive people. It’s that inability to choose a theme or color scheme that…
 
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  • Au Revoir

    Melanie Coddington
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    This blog is defunct. I wish I could say that since I stopped blogging I run ten miles day, prepare all-organic meals for my family, and have finally found balance in my life. The truth is I’ve moved my digital design life over to Instagram, Facebook, Houzz and occasionally Twitter. If you are curious about my interior design, check out www.coddingtondesign.com, and if you want to see photos of what I’m drinking and what my family is up to, check out my personal Instagram. Thank you, loyal readers for your kind attention through my blogging years. I wish you both all the best (hi…
  • Moxie Files: Jenna Lyons

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

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

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

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

  • 2014-2015 Lamps.com Scholarship Essay Contest

    Holly La Porte
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
      We are excited to announce our second annual Lamps.com Scholarship Essay Contest!  Enter to win $1000 to go towards college tuition, room & board, textbooks… however you would like to spend! It’s easy to enter!  This year we are
  • Ultimate Holiday Host Giveaway!

    Holly La Porte
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    The holidays are here, and we joined forces to make sure your home is ready for hosting! Over the holidays there is nothing more important than spreading the light and warmth to your friends and family.  Add freshly painted walls
  • Lamps.com recognized as #4 in Philadelphia 100!

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

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

    Holly La Porte
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    This past spring, Laurel & Wolf, an online interior design firm from California, teamed up with the National Military Family Association, a nonprofit concentrating on benefits of military families, to host a contest for service members to nominate their deserving
 
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  • Book Review: “The Art of Space” by Mary Cook

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    Interior design is a subject that we here at Nazmiyal Collection think of as an art form. Each client that comes to us looking for the perfect antique rug or carpet has a unique vision for how they’d like their home to look and feel, and it takes that personal touch to make a room seem just Read More... The post Book Review: “The Art of Space” by Mary Cook appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Kashan Dabir Carpet

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:24 pm
    This week’s Wishlist Wednesday Rug is an Antique Persian Kashan Dabir Carpet. Antique Persian Kashan Dabir 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 Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Kashan Dabir Carpet appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Nazmiyal Celebrates Wasily Kandinsky’s Birthday

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    Happy Birthday Mr. Kandinsky! The Nazmiyal Collection wishes to highlight the birthday of Wasily Kandinsky, lauded Russian abstract artist of the 20th century. To celebrate the late artists’ 148th birthday, we’ve featured the Kandinsky rugs and textiles in our collection. For more design inspiration, be sure to visit our Kandinsky Pinterest board! Wasily Kandinsky was born Read More... The post Nazmiyal Celebrates Wasily Kandinsky’s Birthday appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Holiday Gift Ideas for the Interior Design Obsessed

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Great Holiday Gifts for the Interior Design Junkies in Your Life. Holiday Gift Ideas by Nazmiyal — It can be hard to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones during the holidays. If you have friends or family that have particularly discerning taste, especially when it comes to their home decor, shopping for a Read More... The post Holiday Gift Ideas for the Interior Design Obsessed appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Scandinavian Kilim by Ingegerd Silow

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    This week’s Wishlist Wednesday Rug is a Vintage Scandinavian Kilim by Ingegerd Silow Vintage Scandinavian Kilim by Ingegerd Silow – 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 Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Scandinavian Kilim by Ingegerd Silow appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
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    Interior Design And Happy Home Living

  • Tips for decorating the garden at Christmas

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

    Patricia
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    In this post I am going to mention some important tips, which will be vital to transform your room into a cozy, warm and with an open feeling environment. . Tips for a warm and cozy bedroom . If you are looking to have in your home a perfect hideaway, you must create a room that gives the feeling of being wrapped in a cocoon of safety and warmth For that, you must implement the following tips: * For the bed and the walls, I recommend that you use colors that are warm . You can choose brown, red, terracotta and gold colors are best colors to decorate a bedroom. * In your bedroom must-haves…
  • Tricks for decorating small kitchens

    Patricia
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    A common problem is having little space in the kitchen. Believe it or not, the kitchen is the room where we spend a lot of time in our lives, so it is very important to decorate it in the best way and make it a comfortable space. Decorating a small kitchen is a difficult task, but not possible. You just have to make the most of the space you have and we must also emphasize the ingenuity, so that you get the most out of our creativity. For decorating your small kitchen will be easy and quick, then I leave some tips so you can create a perfect and cozy kitchen. Use natural light. To look…
  • Decorating Tips for the teens Bedroom

    Patricia
    14 Jun 2014 | 8:50 am
    Decorating a master bedroom is small, it is a little complicated, but not so we have to limit ourselves on style or comfort. If your bedroom space is small, do not worry, because with a little intelligence in the decoration, it shall be visually enormous. Making only the most essential, lets you make the most of your room, and so the small space not suffocate your style. Walls To give the illusion of more space is recommended to use wallpaper patterns or colors. Also in colors this trick; e.g. pastels and light colors like yellow gold or beige will look perfect for the room look bigger. If…
  • Natural interior decorating ideas

    Patricia
    14 Jun 2014 | 7:07 am
    We should all be clear that nature is a source of great harmony, inspiration and tranquility. So, it’s a good idea to bring nature into our home and you do not know how, do not worry. I leave some interesting natural interior decorating ideas. To decorate the interiors with natural looking, today we were lucky to get in many markets other materials, which have characteristics that represent nature. During the interior should not be placed many materials, the ideal is put a couple of details that evoke nature and ready. If you want to have more indoor air naturally, I recommend that you…
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • Coastal Christmas Home Tours

    12 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's time to sit back and enjoy the lovely season, to relax in your own festive spaces, as well as stepping inside some fabulous coastal Christmas homes, virtually speaking. So here are some homes to tour as the last post before the celebration. A Coastal Home decorated in a soft blue color scheme with reflective mercury glass accents and coastal elements. Aqua and turquoise Christmas
  • Top Coastal Christmas Decor & Craft Ideas

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    I have rounded up the top coastal Christmas decor and craft ideas, along with a few new great discoveries. That way you can find everything more easily and won't miss anything. Enjoy and be merry! 16 Merry Coastal Christmas Mantel Ideas No mantel? No problem. You can create a Christmas display on a shelf, console or side table, just like this example from Pottery Barn shows. 25 Coastal
  • Alternative Christmas Tree -Teepee Tabletop Tree Made with Drift Wood Sticks

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    We live in a small New York City apartment and a tabletop Christmas tree is all we wanted. So we made an alternative Christmas tree teepee style, using drift wood sticks! A traditional teepee constructions usually consists of more than three sticks (logs), but that's all I had. The tabletop tree is held together with nails. And to make it solid, my husband attached three driftwood pieces to
  • Coastal Mini Christmas Trees & Table Top Trees

    5 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Coastal mini Christmas trees come in all sizes, shapes and colors. They are perfect accent trees anywhere in the home, or use as a main tree if you live in a small space, or simply want to keep it easy breezy. Here are some of the cutest coastal mini Christmas trees that I found! The loveliest Driftwood Mini Christmas Tree. I believe it is handmade (original source unknown). If you are
  • DIY Aluminum Embossed Christmas Ornaments for an Under the Sea Tree by Tara Dennis

    3 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Designer Tara Dennis has created a magical Under the Sea Christmas tree decorated with shimmery DIY aluminum embossed Christmas ornaments. In Tara's home, each year, they make things more special with fresh new colour combinations. And she likes to add unique touches to her trees too. Her aluminum embossed Christmas ornaments sure are unique, and they look like so much fun to make. I'm
 
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  • I Want THIS: (For Me, For You, For Everybody! ;-)

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Yes. This is what I want: that metal building. It is where design dreams would be made.  I want THIS:A metal building. On a lot. On the street where I office. DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston has been located on the same street almost 5 years.It will be 5 years at the end of Feb. I have about 1000 s.f. of office space that I rent in a nice little contemporary building right off a major highway, I-45. It’s a great location.The Woodlands is a little cookie cutter to say the least. Although lush and treed, it definitely  has a builders-gone-wild stamp on it. It’s a planned…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DesignRefresh

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Are you ready for the holidays?We are! That's why we're taking a much-needed break here at the studio so we can be rested and ready to start some new projects and photoshoots in January. And because some of our projects have finished up here, right before the holidays, we want to leave our clients in peace while they enjoy their new spaces! Call Kristen @ 281.364.6633 to book a Free Friday Walk-Through! We’ll be starting our Free Friday Walk-Throughs again in February, on Feb 6th. So, if you are considering a new project, you should book a walk-through for that day! Give…
  • Color Palette Analysis: Gray Paired w/a Wood Tone — Does It Work?

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Oh. Are you done with gray now? You know, now that Marsala is the hot new decorating color? (At least so says the people at Pantone.)Of course you’re not! We don’t jump from trend to trend that easily. Do we? Nope.  And even though a rich bordeaux might have been easier to swallow than “Marsala”, gray is always a good thing.When gray is paired with a warm wood tone, the wood becomes the color in the room. And that’s enough.You don’t need 3 or 4 more colors thrown in, because the beauty of the wood stands out and turns that gray into a richer, crisper version of itself. It’s…
  • Step Into The Christmas Spirit With A Garland-Draped Staircase!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    There’s nothing more Christmas-ey than a staircase draped in garlands.I couldn’t wait to finally have a house with an open stair so I could have my first Christmas with boughs swagged down the railings. They create such a luxurious, grand, celebratory look for the holidays. Don’t you think?Take a look at these fine examples to see what I mean: GALLERY Garland-Draped Staircases INTERIOR DESIGNER: Pam Pierce IMG SOURCE: Veranda.com INTERIOR DESIGNER: Nora Marra IMG SOURCE: TraditionalHome.com PHOTOGRAPHER: John Gruen IMG SOURCE: CountryLiving.com HOMEOWNER: Lauren Henry IMG SOURCE:…
  • 10 Must-Have Items For Your Modern Country Kitchen!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    I just wrapped up another client’s project: a remodel of a kitchen and master bathroom. I’m about to do the photoshoot and I’ve been gathering some items from my styling closet as well as from my own cupboards for styling the shoot.This is a kitchen done in a country or cottage style. We were going for something gutsy, real, and homespun, without all the cutesiness we’ve come to expect from this type of style. It has a nice, homey feel that was really brought home by our detailing of some of its special features, which include: Sneak peak: During construction photos Sneak peak:…
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  • Quick & Easy – Snow Globe Santa Tutorial

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

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

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

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

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

    Rebecca Pogonitz
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    As you may know, I am on a quest to design my life in order to help others design their best possible lives and part of this is beating my sugar habit. This helpful and quick read by Dr. John Douillard that I found on ElephantJournal.com is worth your time! As I’ve been detoxing from my sugar addiction I have been including most of these tips in my diet and I feel soooo much better. You will too! Add more fat to your meals. Here’s how: Add high quality extra virgin olive oil (with a press date—try to consume within six months of the press date) to each meal. Add nuts and seeds…
  • Vodka, you never cease to intrigue me…

    Rebecca Pogonitz
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    How do weeds, cut flowers, air freshener and rust relate to vodka? You’ll never believe it but there are a lot of uses for vodka other than toasting successes and easing your stresses. Bridget Mallon over at Elle Decor Magazine wrote about the 12 Unexpected Uses for Vodka. As Bridget leads off: Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor Check out the 12 intriguing uses here and like GoGo Design Group on Facebook to see what we’ve been up to lately!  Filed under: Mind - Body Tagged: vodka
  • Turn your Shower into a Spontaneous Spa Experience

    Rebecca Pogonitz
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    This TRULY works!! I saw this idea on one of my favorite design websites remodolista.com, and decided to try it. I picked up some eucalyptus at Trader Joes, rubber banded this bunch to my shower head, et voila!! Excuse the TMI, but my shower this morning was AWESOME! After the steam built up, I felt like I entered a fragrant natural habitat and experienced several omg WOW moments as I breathed in the relaxing, soothing scent of eucalyptus. Thank you remodolista.com for the spontaneous spa experience!    Filed under: Mind - Body Tagged: bathroom, relaxation, shower, spa
  • Find What Makes You Feel Good & Get in the Spirit of Spring

    Rebecca Pogonitz
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Yes, I am an interior designer. But I’m also a transformer and re-inventor. How so? I love to create change, both within myself and the spaces I create with my clients. I regard the process of designing a space in the same way as designing one’s life. Why? Because you can’t design a living space that is going to bring you peace, comfort, and warm energy, without understanding what your needs are – not only externally, but INTERNALLY. My clients contact me for a multitude of reasons, but it all boils down to one thing — they are on the brink of making a change in their life…
  • GoGo Answers the Call for HGTV’s Brother vs Brother

    Rebecca Pogonitz
    2 Oct 2013 | 2:00 am
    Image credits: http://www.hgtv.com/brother-vs-brother GoGo Design Group recently had another extremely fun adventure at the HGTV Brother vs. Brother Chicago Casting Call!   Showing up at the Chicago Westin Hotel on Michigan Avenue with application and photos in tow, I was able to snag three or so minutes with a Chicago casting agent and introduce myself to the HGTV world.  Much to my delight, I got a call back three hours later for a camera interview, and scheduled it for the next day. Back at the Westin I had the incredible opportunity to sit in front of the rolling camera and speak all…
 
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    Decoratique

  • 25 Nicest DIY Christmas Ornaments

    Mircea Marian
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    Decorating the Christmas tree together – what a wonderful way of spending a bit of quality time with your family! But I know something that can make this time even more beautiful – using the ornaments that you made yourself, together with your kids! These DIY Christmas ornaments are not just beautiful and unique, but  [ Read More ] You're reading 25 Nicest DIY Christmas Ornaments originally posted on Decoratique. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Decoratique on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
  • Re-purpose pallets into furniture, garden accessories

    Decoratique
    1 Jul 2013 | 7:20 am
    A pallet is a flat transport structure that is made of wooden boards. Pallets can have different dimensions, depending on which standard they were manufactured after,  but the most widely used ones are 48 inces by 40 inches. These are used for shipping goods by most of the industries active in the US. Some pallets  [ Read More ] You're reading Re-purpose pallets into furniture, garden accessories originally posted on Decoratique. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Decoratique on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
  • 25 Affordable and Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas

    Mircea Marian
    25 Feb 2013 | 11:18 pm
    Implement these creative kitchen storage ideas and keep your kitchen organized. Sometimes all the kitchen space in the world is not enough to store the tools that you gather in years. Especially when your kitchen is as small as mine. You need to be creative and effective when it comes to organizing your collection of  [ Read More ] You're reading 25 Affordable and Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas originally posted on Decoratique. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Decoratique on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
  • 50 Amazing Aquariums for your Home

    Mircea Marian
    15 Feb 2013 | 2:29 am
    If you like the waterside and often think about spending time by the water, aquariums are one solution that allows you to take it home with you. Aquariums can create a special atmosphere in your interiors, but their role does not end here: they can also be functional. It’s almost a classic idea to use  [ Read More ] You're reading 50 Amazing Aquariums for your Home originally posted on Decoratique. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Decoratique on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
  • Rocking chairs: modern meets traditional

    Mircea Marian
    28 Jan 2013 | 10:17 pm
    Rocking chairs have always had something cozy and warm in them. Grandma sitting in a rocking chair in front of the fireplace, knitting. Grandpa sitting in a rocking chair in front of the patio, smoking his pipe and staring into the sunset. Well, the rocking chair might be a traditional piece of furniture, but their  [ Read More ] You're reading Rocking chairs: modern meets traditional originally posted on Decoratique. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Decoratique on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
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    TheHome.com

  • 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…
  • High Point Market Highlights – Fall 2014

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

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Drink.  That will make your Christmas MERRY.  Jokes.  Kinda. Okay, okay.  I have three printable Christmas card photos for you.  That will make you Merry!!   They are free.  Skip to the bottom of the post if you want an … Read More!
  • The best homemade Baileys in the history of ever

    Lynne Knowlton
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:19 pm
        I wish I may, I wish I might … drink homemade Baileys tonight. It’s magic juice, it just falls in your mouth. WARNING:  Don’t drink too much of this stuff. You’ll start licking faces. Here’s the thing.  I … Read More!
  • Nice bum. Where you from? Does your bathroom need redone?

    Lynne Knowlton
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Is this happening to you?!… Wow, your bathroom is stunning.   Said no one ever. Your plastic shower liner is so flippin’ cute.   Said no one ever. Toilet cozies are so rad.   Said no one ever.   Have I got a doohooozy for you … Read More!
 
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  • merry christmas 2014

    themodernsybarite
    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

    themodernsybarite
    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

    themodernsybarite
    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
  • contemporary american painter robert ryman

    themodernsybarite
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Robert Ryman (b.1930) is one of the great contemporary American painters best known for his monochromatic minimalist paintings. His work serves as a great introduction to modern art for those collectors just putting their toe into the water. Ryman’s works … Continue reading →This post contemporary american painter robert ryman first appeared on
  • catherine kwong, a stylish bay area interior designer

    themodernsybarite
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s no secret I admire the residential design work of Peter Marino, Bill Sofield, Jean-Louis Deniot, Steven Volpe and Steven Gambrel amongst a handful of interior designer/architects that produce truly exquisite and exceptional contemporary spaces for their clients. They serve … Continue reading →This post catherine kwong, a stylish bay area interior designer first appeared on
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    Apartment Geeks

  • A Lotto Samaritan spreads Christmas joy

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

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

    Julie
    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

    Julie
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:29 am
    Photo credit: express.com 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…
  • Adding Luxury to Your Apartment Space

    Julie
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    There are lots of ways to re-decorate, even when you have a limited budget. But what if, in addition to budget issues, you also have a really strict landlord? How do you add some luxury to your rental when your landlord blanches at the idea of your painting or hanging curtains instead of using the vertical blinds he provided? Here are some tips to help create a luxurious living space even when your rental agreement is trying to work against you. Choose the Right Furniture   Photo credit: interiordesignable.com Even if you’re forced to live with white washed walls and generic beige…
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    OBJECT <> PLASTIC

  • Flash floor lamp by Guzzini Studio 6G in David Cronenberg's Scanners

    2 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    A great modern lamp, spotted in David Croneberg’s “Scanners” (1981). At the end of the movie, Darryl Revok takes Cameron Vale to the offices of Biocarbon Amalgamate (which is a gorgeous building in its own right).  It is the Flash floor lamp by Guzzini and is featured prominently in the culminating scene in the movie. Revok says, “All right. We're gonna do this the scanner way. I'm gonna suck your brain dry! Everything you are is gonna become me. You're gonna be with me Cameron, no matter what. After all, brothers should be close, don't you think?”  The Flash floor lamp is…
  • UTENSILO in High Anxiety

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:57 am
    One of the things I like to see is great looking plastic items as props in or in the background of movies.  Here is the UTEN.SILO I wall organizer in white by Dorothee Maurer-Becker for Design M (1969) as it appears in the Mel Brooks film High Anxiety (1977). It’s prominently featured in the film, here is one of the best shots of the UTEN.SILO.
  • Lucite pop art 80s clock

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

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

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

  • Acrylic Furnishings from Plexi-Craft

    Phyllis
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Acrylic furniture is back in vogue and we are loving the new designs from Plexi-Craft!  The pieces are so unique!  We would like to share a few of our favorites with you today. Check out this “Drop-In” Table.  We love the intersecting geometry here!  This piece can also be made to order so it fits your needs perfectly! Plexi-Craft Drop-In Table We are mad about this clear version of the “Z Chair”.  It looks amazing in this 1″ thick acrylic. Plexi-craft Z Chair For simple elegance, we chose the Waterfall Console.  We love the idea of using this modern…
  • Alternative Countertop Materials

    Phyllis
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Designing a kitchen is an utterly daunting task and the toughest decision for most is what material to use on the countertop.  The countertops are the most dominant feature in many kitchens and great care must be taken when selecting the proper material.  We have news for you – there may be options you have not yet explored.  Today we will give you some insight on alternative countertop materials to stir the pot and get you thinking outside the box! Do you love the look of stone, but hate the maintenance and the price tag?  Why not use a solid surface/quartz material instead?  You can…
  • Holiday House 2014

    Phyllis
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    I was so grateful to have the opportunity to once again visit Holiday House in NYC.  In the world of Designer show houses, this one is very unique and special.  Each designer is assigned to a room and then either chooses a holiday or is given a suggestion by the show house manager.  Holidays run the gamut from an Engagement to Kentucky Derby Day to Winter Solstice and beyond! This is such a unique experience and I so enjoy being able to tour the house with my design colleagues.  It is a special treat!  This magnificent four floor mansion on Sixty-Third Street just off Fifth Avenue boasts…
  • The Laura Kirar Furniture Collection!

    Phyllis
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Laura Kirar Collection We are loving the stunningly original Laura Kirar Furniture Collection at Baker and we would like to share a few of our favorites from the collection.  First, take note of the fabulous Lola Chaise in the image above!  The angular lines of the piece are so unexpected and such a treat! Next up is the very handsome Milpa Bedside Chest which can also double as an end table.  We are captivated by the geometric patterns within the wood veneer detail and how they visually make the drawers appear to be three-dimensional!  The metal X-base is also a nice tie-in…
  • Spotlight on Silas Seandel!

    Phyllis
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we would like to feature the newest creations by Silas Seandel.  He makes one of a kind sculptured furniture that is absolutely to die for!  We would like to share with you a few of our favorites below! Up first is the BF Round Dining Table.  This table base was created using cast bronze and has a round glass top that you can specify to any size you want!  His designs are also flexible so with this piece you can request that they make this a cocktail table, a dining table, an end table or a console table!  We are in love! Silas Seandel BF Round Dining Table If you are looking for a…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • Christmas Traditions

    Courtney Price
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Embracing family traditions, creating new ones- and capturing the moments- Related posts: Merry Christmas Christmas Surprises… A Word on Tradition and Innovation
  • New Orleans’ Cafe Du Monde- Past and Future (Expansion Rumors!)

    Courtney Price
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Beignets could easily be considered THE quintessential flavor of New Orleans. Have you heard the CafeDuMonde rumors? Related posts: New Orleans French Quarter Guide Galatoires Bread Pudding – a New Orleans Recipe for Great Entertaining New Orleans Food: Commanders Palace Garlic Bread
  • The Gift of Books

    Courtney Price
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Relax... you can have terrific gifts in time for Christmas. Here are some recommendations: Related posts: Shop Dallas: Madison- for the Perfect Gift Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors Giveaway: $500 Gift Certificate to Mecox
  • Photo Tips for the Holidays

    Courtney Price
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There are photog pros among us who are sharing tips to help you bring out your inner Annie Leibovitz- aren't you curious? Related posts: Entertaining Tips for the Holidays Top 15 Interior Designers on Instagram Apps that Take Instagram to the Next Level
  • Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala. Reactions & Top 10 Predictions

    Courtney Price
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Reactions & Top 10 Predictions for a Marsala Colored World... Related posts: Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid Happy New Year Color Study- Fall tones
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    Inhabit Blog

  • Best Spots to Increase the Value of a Property

    admin
    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! ]]
  • Planning Your Own Fruit Garden

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    If you like growing your own food, you will really enjoy planning, planting and reaping the benefits of a fruit garden. Here we explain how to go about planning a garden that will grow well and give... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 4 Brilliant Ideas for a Functional, Attractive Garden Path

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    If you are considering landscaping your garden, you have probably been thinking about how you will move from area to area. Previously, you may have been okay walking over your wet lawn in your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Contemporary Interior Design Style

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:57 am
    Contemporary interior design style was considered minimalist and cold, but these days this style is considered welcoming and comfortable. It is a very simple style embracing some modern approaches to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Sell your Home in the Current Market

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    While it is always tempting to take expert market information at face value, this can be extremely counter-productive when it comes to real estate. Take the current property market, for example,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Decoholic

  • Amazing Country Kitchen Set For The Holidays

    Melina Divani
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The kitchen in this historic Evanston residence (c.1891), renovated by Kipnis Architecture is absolutely amazing. A repurposed laboratory base cabinet was used for the kitchen island and reclaimed ceiling tiles were used as kitchen backsplash. The sink in this traditional kitchen is decorated for the holidays. All set for the Holidays! This listed historic Evanston residence (c.1891) required substantial interior restoration work. The room layouts on the first floor were juggled to accommodate the needs of the new owner. At the second floor, a new master bedroom suite was designed from two…
  • 12 Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Home

    Melina Divani
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:27 am
      A lot of people are scared to use color inside their house, which is unfortunate because there are so many different ways it can make the room pop! If you’re ready to change up your decor for the better, then use the tips below for adding color the right way. 1. Throw Pillows These pillows come in a lot of different colors and patterns, so take your pick with those that you like (you can even make your own for cheap). Throw these on your couches and chairs and you’ll have instant color and personality in your living room. 2. Change Accents If you have something like a lamp…
  • Edgy Luxury Apartment In Berlin

    Melina Divani
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    This edgy luxury apartment situated in the heart of Berlin, spotted on SUITE.030, is available for rent for €648 /Day. The spacious living room and three bedrooms are equipped with statement furniture pieces and signature interior design. The combination of black and wood really works well in interiors. By bringing in warm wood tones of any shade or sort, you balance all that black out. You prevent it from becoming too dark and cold, too monotone.  Edgy Luxury Apartment In Berlin 7 The post Edgy Luxury Apartment In Berlin appeared first on Decoholic.
  • Stunning Christmas Country Home Tour

    Melina Divani
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:41 pm
      Imagine spending the holiday in a country house, an 1846 piece of rustic elegance to be precise, located right at the heart of New England. Everything is perfectly arranged in Breanne’s home and the interior is an oasis of imaginations and creativity. As you marvel at the wall art in the kitchen you’re ushered in to the living room which is in itself a classic example of fusion of modern and classic ideas. Without much fuss, let me take you on a tour of this home. The tour starts To usher you in to the house is a farmers porch that runs down the side of the house leading you…
  • A Traditional Space With A Modernistic Touch

    Melina Divani
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:27 pm
    This two-floor loft styled home displays the ideal balance between space, color, and contemporary interior design. The broad space is used perfectly, even with the slanted walls, which can be difficult to work with regardless of how large or small a space is. The mostly bare dark wooden floors create a stunning contrast. In fact, the dark wood is one of the single elements that pull the entire look together. Dark wood increases the richness of the space, perfectly blending the modernistic furnishings with a down to earth appeal. This residence is designed as a modernistic-traditional home…
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  • The best 5 upholstered dining chairs for rectangular dining table

    BRABBU
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am
    Finding a perfect dining room set isn’t always a easy job. For modern dining room sets or for contemporary dining room sets, there’s always a challenge in front of you to achieve elegance in your dining room decor. Now, supposing that you already have a dining table, and you are looking for the best dining chairs for it, cozy, charming and elegant dining chair, you may want to considere an upholstered dining chair. As said at the beginning, finding a perfect dining room set it can be a tough job. To give you a little help, we’re gonna suggest the 5 best upholstered dining…
  • Get to know Ester lauder’s family christmas traditions

    BRABBU
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:43 am
    So, who doesnt’ know who Aerin Lauder is and which Ester lauder’s family christmas traditions are? Yes, Brabbu could be wrong, but we are pretty sure that everyone on earth have already heard some kind of thing about thi stunning woman. Through different generations, someone has always a say or an idea of Lauder’s family, specially women. And why is that? Aerin Lauder is Ester Lauder’s granddaughter, so perhaps is already ringing some bell in your head and memory. Had not your grandmother used some Ester Lauder creme at some point in her life? Had not you mother used…
  • Top bespoke furniture brands for 2015 modern home decor ideas

    BRABBU
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    If you are in on what about 2015 trends matters you know that in interior design trends, the modern home decor will be a hit. So your are definetily a classy trendy person and you want to follow what 2015 modern home decor will bring. But, also you are a person with strong ideas and you want to have customize your furniture. Maybe because you need a bespoke sofa or you have a particulary taste for a velvet sofa instead of a leather one. SEE MORE: 10 HOME FURNITURE DÉCOR TIPS So, with that in mind BRABBU team decided to make a list of the top bespoke furniture brands for 2015 modern home…
  • Must Know 2015 Living Room Furniture Trends

    BRABBU
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:43 am
    BRABBU Team brings you today an article about 2015 furniture trends in what concerns to living room furniture. For a wise and inspired decoration of living room sets in 2015, we selected a couple of images to get you a closer look of how the modern home decor will be for the 2015 living room furniture trends. SEE MORE: TOP 5 LIVING ROOM SETS IDEAS FOR SMALL LIVING ROOMS And for 2015, pantone choose marsala as the colour trend of the year. So if you are looking for what concerns colour trends for your living room furniture, take a look at the next pictures. SEE MORE: HOTEL FURNITURE 2015…
  • Best fabrics for upholstered dining chairs

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    19 Dec 2014 | 2:54 am
    Although we all jump at the chance to replace furniture with newer, updated pieces, sometimes a good-quality sofa or chair just needs a fabric revamp. The right upholstery can easily transform the look and feel of your dining room, living room or home office furniture. With so many rooms, which one will be the starting point? If you’re on the verge of select the best fabrics for upholstered dining chairs  BRABBU gives you some research to make sure you pick the right one! There are many different textures, colors and patterns to choose from, including cotton fabric, leather fabric,…
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  • Home for the Holidays

    Reyna.R
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:46 am
    Whether it’s a cozy cabin in the woods or an estate near the coast, going home for the holidays can lift the spirit and refresh the body. Perhaps you’re creating your own new home for the holidays. If so, enjoy the adventure. Today, we’re wishing you a happy holiday season and a wonderful visit home–wherever that may be. Sometimes, more is just right. Such is the case with the decorations on this welcoming porch. Warm and cozy in front of the fireplace, this living room is decorated with greenery candles and an ornament laden Christmas tree–a quintessential…
  • Holiday Ideas: Bar Cart Essentials

    Reyna.R
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    The online world seems to go a little over the top for bar carts this time of year. So, we’ve decided to join all the voices spreading the word about these beautiful and convenient little drink carts. We’ve also included a few of our favorite bar cart essentials. From the days before Christmas to New Year’s Eve, entertaining is at its annual peak and a beautifully styled and stocked bar cart can be the center of attention. via Even when the room’s color palette is blue and glittering silver, red can cause a stir at holiday parties when it’s front and center on…
  • Brick Walls, Beautiful Rooms

    Reyna.R
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    Exposed brick seems to be making a big comeback. From the foyer to the living room, kitchen and dining room to the bedroom and even the bath, brick can make a bold design statement, becoming the much-admired focal point of any space. We’ve recently explored the use of brick in interior spaces of all sorts, from contemporary to traditional. We’re convinced brick walls can make for beautiful rooms. Here’s how: Original brick or DIY project? Only the homeowners know. Isn’t this a great look? A large swath of original brick wall has been left exposed in this loft space.
  • Happy Thanksgiving: Last Minute Centerpiece Ideas

    Reyna.R
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Today, we’re wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving with family, friends, lots of tasty food, and maybe a little football. We know you’ve been planning this day for months, but sometimes really important things can get lost in the shuffle. We know from experience. Just in case you were too busy (or simply forgot) to buy a centerpiece for your table, here are some simple and easy last minute ideas to inspire you. A single purple cabbage can easily become the anchor for a fruit bowl filled with veggies and cut flowers. Napa cabbage leaves are wrapped around glass candle holders and…
  • Reflecting Beauty: Decorating with Mirrors

    Reyna.R
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    Mirrors are things of beauty, and function. Mirrors, large and small, can bring a lighter airier feel to rooms of all sorts. Single large mirrors or groupings of smaller ones can make rooms seem more spacious. Reflecting light and beauty in their surroundings, mirrors are simply magical in their ability to enhance interior spaces. A mirror above a console table or chest in the entryway can be stunning in any style from country to contemporary and everything in between. A massive framed floor mirror can add another dimension to any living room. Just be safety conscious and anchor that huge…
 
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  • Classic Jewelry: Metallic Nudes

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

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

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

    curatedbylyn
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    - eclectic modern vintage design  Carine Roitfeld, ex French Vogue Editor and now head of her own fashion glossy, CR, is a rare bird. A woman of intelligence, passion, taste, and an innate sense of style. She espouses effortlessness – carefully considering her appearance without being a slave to it. A smudge of black eyeliner, perfectly imperfect hair, and […]The post Carine Roitfeld: Nurture Your Individuality appeared first on .
  • In the Frank Lloyd Wright Style

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

    Founterior
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:51 am
    Bathroom Design Guidelines Bathrooms are no longer just a room with utility purposes. They are a place where design and […] The post Bathroom Design Guidelines appeared first on Founterior.
  • Holiday Tree Skirts – 20 Fantastic Cheerful Ideas

    Founterior
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Christmas is approaching and now it’s just around the corner. You simply can’t finish your holiday interior without the essential […] The post Holiday Tree Skirts – 20 Fantastic Cheerful Ideas appeared first on Founterior.
  • Holiday Tree Skirts – 20 Fantastic Cheerful Ideas

    Founterior
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:32 am
    Do you love placing skirts beneath your holiday Christmas tree? For example, I love the beautiful finishes that Christmas tree […] The post Holiday Tree Skirts – 20 Fantastic Cheerful Ideas appeared first on Founterior.
  • Living Room Design Ideas with Modern Furniture

    Founterior
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    Sofas are great pieces of furniture because they can break the strict lines in an interior and refresh the way […] The post Living Room Design Ideas with Modern Furniture appeared first on Founterior.
  • Vintage and Shabby Chic Interiors and Decorations

    Founterior
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    If you like country or farmhouse styles you are definitely one of those romantic souls that like cozy places where […] The post Vintage and Shabby Chic Interiors and Decorations appeared first on Founterior.
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    Spotlighting

  • How the Pantone Color of the Year Gets Chosen

    Wendy Weinert
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    Earlier this month, Pantone announced the Color of the Year to be Marala, which is described by Pantone as an earthy hue, similar to a bottle of wine. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.” Not everyone is a big fan of this year’s choice. I, however, like the subdued color and find it very elegant. But what’s even more interesting to me than this year’s chosen color is how the company actually…
  • How to Simplify your Stuff Using Minimalist Interior Design

    Wendy Weinert
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’m not a hoarder, but like many people, I have a difficult time letting go of certain personal belongings. It might be a sentimental trinket, or a pair of shoes that look cute despite being uncomfortable to wear. Getting rid of stuff that does nothing but take up space, however, can actually feel freeing or cathartic afterward, and it will certainly help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed by a disorganized home.   If you feel you have too much stuff in your home, start thinking like a minimalist. Here are three ways you can bring minimalism into the home and design a tidy,…
  • 5 Quick Tips For Decorating Your Nursery

    Spotlighting - Blog for Bellacor.com
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    Five Quick Tips for Decorating Your Nursery Have a little one on the way and thinking about how to decorate your nursery? Finding time to decide on furniture, paint colors, and wall décor, in between shopping for strollers, reading parenting books and taking birthing classes, can be overwhelming in getting everything accomplished before your baby arrives. Remember, decorating a nursery is very exciting as you are ultimately creating a new home for your newest addition. Once you have the few simple nursery decorating tips down, the decorating process becomes must easier! Select paint and…
  • Visit the Bellacor Toy Store for Holiday Gifts

    Spotlighting - Blog for Bellacor.com
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’ve spent any time at Bellacor.com, you know we’re a great source for lighting and home furnishings. That’s what we do best, and that’s what we know you’re looking for when you visit. But did you know Bellacor offers a wide variety of toys, dolls and games? Hmm, we wonder when you might be in the market for some of those kinds of things. Yep, just in time for the holiday gifting season, here are 5 top picks from our toy store. KidKraft Fire Station Kids Play Set A lot of kids have a dollhouse, but how many have their very own firehouse? Boys and girls are…
  • Tips for buying the best blinds for your wallet and style

    Wendy Weinert
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:32 am
    When you hear the words “window blinds,” you probably picture the cheap, unattractive window treatments that every apartment or home you’ve rented in the past has had. Window blinds, however, don’t have to be dull or cheap-looking. Here are some tips for decorating with window blinds that are good for both your wallet and your interior design. Save the more expensive and stylish blinds for rooms lacking in visual appeal. Photo credit: Dwellings by DeVore There’s no need to have elaborate designs covering each one of your windows. In rooms that already have…
 
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  • 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…
  • Posh Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Gift Person In Your Life

    Banarsi Designs
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    Everyone has at least one person in their family or circle of friends that is notoriously difficult to buy for. Whether it’s because they already have everything they could ever want, or you’re just not sure what they’re into, shopping for a hard-to-gift person can quickly dampen your holiday spirit. Here are 5 posh gift ideas for that one person on everyone’s gift list. 1. A Special Glass For Their Favorite Drink (Photo Credits: Something Turquoise) You can’t go wrong by creating a special glass for their favorite drink, complete with a mini bottle of liquor and any other…
  • 3 Unique Ways to Use a Tablecloth

    Banarsi Designs
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    You’ve fallen in love with a tablecloth, but there’s only one problem: you don’t want to put it on your table. Not to worry! There are actually lots of different things that you can do with a tablecloth that you love. Here are several fun and creative things you can do with a tablecloth that don’t involve using it on your table! Use It As a Tree Skirt When the holidays roll around, it’s time to break out the tree and other holiday decorations. While there are many different tree skirts that are designed specifically to go around the bottom of a tree, they may not be right for your…
  • Fashionable Home Decor Trends That Make a Big Impact in Your Kitchen & Living Room

    Banarsi Designs
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Decorating your home to suit your personality can seem challenging, because there’s literally no end to the different things you can do if you use your imagination. From quirky to classic, you can create a look that is totally your own in a variety of different ways. Here are 3 fun and easy home decor trends that will make a big impact on your surroundings without spending a ton of cash. 1. Swappable Throw Pillows (Photo Credits: Banarsi Designs) Throw pillows can add a pop of color to your living room, and can help you tie together a seasonal or themed look. They’re also super…
  • How to Give Your Guest Room That Coveted “Christmas-y” Feel

    Banarsi Designs
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:17 pm
    If you’re having guests over for the holidays, you want their guest rooms to look and feel spectacular while they’re visiting with you. Giving your guest rooms that “Christmas-y” feel can take a lot of time, money and effort if you’re not planning ahead of time. Here are several ways you can give your guest room a holiday look easily, by making noticeable, dramatic changes. Use Plenty of Evergreens Evergreens can not only instantly transform your guest room into a winter wonderland, they will also make it smell absolutely divine. No need to light a scented candle when you put a real…
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  • 9 Quick Kitchen Makeover Updates You Can Do Before Your Holiday Guests Arrive

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

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

    caitlink
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and celebration when families gather around their tables to reconnect and share a bounty of delicious family favorites. Granite Transformations offers you a few traditional Thanksgiving recipes with a modern twist to add something special to your holiday feast. Caramel Apple Pie Laced with homemade caramel sauce, this apple pie makes the perfect finale for an autumn meal. (When preparing sauce, stir only during the first 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, as instructed below.) Ingredients: • 2 rolled-out rounds of pie crust for deep dish pie • 1 egg white…
  • Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? Follow These Easy Steps to Prepare.

    caitlink
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is an honor – but planning it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to juggle your busy schedule. Whether you’re hosting 8 people or 18, this timetable will help you plan ahead to make this the most memorable and stress-free Thanksgiving yet. 1 to 2 weeks before Thanksgiving… • Confirm the number of guests. • Plan your menu, including appetizers and desserts. If your guests are bringing food, select the dishes you’d like them to bring, alert them and write it down. • Order the turkey if you’re planning on serving a fresh turkey (or catered…
  • Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? Follow These Easy Steps to Prepare.

    MBecchi
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is an honor – but planning it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to juggle your busy schedule. Whether you’re hosting 8 people or 18, this timetable will help you plan ahead to make this the most memorable and stress-free Thanksgiving yet. 1 to 2 weeks before Thanksgiving… • Confirm the number of guests. • Plan your menu, including appetizers and desserts. If your guests are bringing food, select the dishes you’d like them to bring, alert them and write it down. • Order the turkey if you’re planning on serving a fresh turkey (or catered…
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  • Winter Gardens

    Vidya Sudarsan
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:19 pm
    I’ve lived in Rochester, New York and Germantown, Maryland before moving to the Bay Area here in California. One of my favorite hobbies used to be looking for splashes of colorful flowers amidst white snow! I miss this terribly, even if I feel fortunate to enjoy everything else California has to offer me. I bet [...] The post Winter Gardens appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com.
  • Buy & Sell Locally With Close5 App

    Vidya Sudarsan
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Disclaimer: This is a partnered post with Close5. I received compensation for participating in brand activities and spreading the word. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Don’t you love the idea of not dealing with total strangers when you are buying or selling home goods, electronics, fashion accessories and kids items! I’m [...] The post Buy & Sell Locally With Close5 App appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com.
  • Gadgets You Will Love – Bellemain Cordless Electric Stainless Steel Kettle

    Vidya Sudarsan
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    If you’re a tea or coffee lover like I am, a electric cordless water kettle is the perfect addition to your kitchen! I’ve always boiled water on a stove-top, and have waited patiently next to it. Several times, I have burnt my saucepans by leaving the kitchen. The Bellemain cordless electric stainless steel kettle that [...] The post Gadgets You Will Love – Bellemain Cordless Electric Stainless Steel Kettle appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com.
  • My New Green Pan

    Vidya Sudarsan
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Recently, I was asked to review the Ozeri, 12″ Green Earth Smooth Ceramic, non-stick frying pan. The idea of creating a post on kitchen appliances excited me because I love to cook! Since my family is vegetarian, I’m always on the lookout for nonstick pans to make fresh, vegetable curries to complement rice or rotis. [...] The post My New Green Pan appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com.
  • Canon DSLR Camera – Great Family Gift From Best Buy

    Vidya Sudarsan
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday moments and turn them into tangible memories. While you are there, checkout the Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR camera. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with these features to enhance your creative [...] The post Canon DSLR Camera – Great Family Gift From Best Buy appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com.
 
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  • Product Focus: Velvet Velour Door Curtains

    strawberry_admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you’re starting to feel the winter chill, our Velour Door Curtains are ideal for you. Made in a luxuriously soft velour and fully lined, our door curtains will stop the steely cold, wintery draughts sneaking through, as well as improving your home’s energy efficiency by preventing heat from escaping. The Velour Door Curtains come in an array of colours to compliment your décor including: Black, cream, grey silver, mink and a deep red. 66″ wide x 84″ drop (168cm x 213cm)  Fully Lined & Fully Washable Not only are our Velour Door Curtains incredibly practical, but they…
  • Free delivery weekend!

    strawberry_admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:29 am
    Fancy sprucing your home up ahead of the festivities? We’re giving you free delivery on all items this weekend using the discount code TONYSFREEDEL. Whether you’re after a door curtain or a duvet cover, use this special discount code to save money on your order with free delivery. The offer ends at midnight on Sunday 14th December 2014. Happy shopping from the Tony’s Textiles team! www.tonystextiles.co.uk
  • Have a berry Christmas!

    strawberry_admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:09 am
    This winter bring a pop of colour into your home that will radiate warmth and make you feel cosy! Berry reds and rich purples add an air of elegance and sophistication to any room and they’ll bring a traditional Christmas tree to life! Deep colours may appear intimidating to work with at first, so how about starting off small with some luxurious home accessories in this season’s must-have colours. Warming cranberry tones are perfect accent colours to create a cosy and welcoming look to your home this Christmas working in perfect harmony with neutrals. Mix it up with various textures;…
  • 10% off Weekend!

    strawberry_admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    To show our appreciation of our lovely customers we are giving you all 10% off everything on our website! That is right –  10% off everything, bedding, curtains, cushions, towels – if it is on the site you can have 10% off it! This voucher code is valid for the full weekend of 28th – 30th November 2014. Simply add the items you wish to buy to your basket and use the code TONYS10 to receive the discount. Happy Shopping!
  • Snuggle up this festive season

    strawberry_admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:24 am
    Snuggle up this festive season with Tony’s Textile’s very best products to keep the cold out and the warmth and cosiness in. No matter which room you are in, staying warm is a must! Flannelette sheets are always made of cotton and are napped to create a flannel texture. Flannelette sheets are soft and luxurious to the touch and very warm on chilly nights. Blankets are such a simple must-have to snuggle! Keep TV blankets handy in your living room, place them at the end of your bed or even folded up on your dining room chairs. Have your blankets ready to pull out and snuggle at a moment’s…
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  • A Show Stopping Kitchen Island: The Trendy Nest.com

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

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

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

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

    Eric
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    According to Flags of Origin: We used the London Chesterfield Sofa for a large commercial Entertainment studio called Deluxe Entertainment. The main idea was to take a very commercial building and provide a “movie making” atmosphere within. The chesterfields provide a 1920’s nod to old time movie making, the vintage trunks nod to the styling and staging that happens, and the reclaimed lighting rig was adapted as a light with a custom hand blown glass globe almost as a nod to the ‘green light at the end of the dock” in The Great Gatsby. Flags of Origin specilizes…
 
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  • Get the Winter Look

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    Give your home the right winter look with our selection of products, you just need to pick your favourite style and make it real! Do you remember the film 'The Holiday' where Cameron Diaz spends her time off in a lovely cottage? Well, look at these rustic chic interiors. These stylish home furnishings work well in both a contemporary and traditional interior so get decorating! This content does not work on your device, please try visiting this page on a PC or device with a larger screen. Just because nights are getting longer doesn't mean your home has to get darker too! Adorn your…
  • Winter Interior Design Tips

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:05 am
    Make your home the festive wonder hideaway of your dreams with our stylish selection of TLS design. 1. Sprinkle Some Magic Let it snow, let it snow! This unique and adorable armchair by Munna, is sure to keep you warm and your home looking cosy throughout the winter season. A fluffy cloud of delight!   2. Jewellery for the Home This opulent Feu de Beumont 22 carat gold goblet, is the ultimate luxurious treat for your home, which looks just as stunning lit as it does as an ornament. Designed to be refilled, it will keep you going year upon year. Keep out the winter chill and enjoy a…
  • What's On | December 2014 Events

    2 Dec 2014 | 3:54 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's December edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of December 2014. 3-7 December Statoil Masters, Royal Albert Hall   One of the highlights of the ATP Championships Tour, the Statoil Masters takes place at the Royal Albert Hall, a beautiful indoor arena usually reserved for music and dance. Watch top quality tennis from some of the past greats in what is sure to be a highly competitive yet incredibly fun tournament! http://www.statoilmasterstennis.com/ 4-7 December East London Design…
  • Christmas Table Decorations: Our Top Ideas

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    There's no need to stress about hosting a festive dinner this season. We're here to help you create the most luxurious & chic dinner table you've ever seen..  This content does not work on your device, please try visiting this page on a PC or device with a larger screen.
  • A Load of Old Rubbish

    9 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    Sustainability is a hot topic of the moment. Finding new ways of looking after our precious and diminishing resources has been at the forefront of new design. Recycling, and in particular, up-cycling has become synonymous with trend-setting, and even high-end furniture. We at The Longest Stay, love the planet almost as much as we love interior design, and want to share some of the awesome ideas we have discovered and feel inspired by… Who knew, for example, what awesome things could be done with old shipping palettes- yes the kind you see sitting outside shops and on street…
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  • Traditional Sydney Home with an Inviting, Natural Ambiance

    Sherry Nothingam
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    The trend of turning the modern home into a beautiful and serene retreat that allows you to escape the ‘big city rush’ outside is an idea that is gaining popularity with each passing year. Located in Vaucluse, a quiet little suburb of Sydney, Australia, the Hopetoun Avenue Residence is a masterpiece created by South African designer Serena Crawford, which epitomizes this trend. Moving away from the conventional approach of sleek, contemporary homes with glossy surfaces and simple, straight lines, this gorgeous residences combines a classic, timeless appeal with modern aesthetics to create…
  • 10 Gorgeous Bedrooms that Bring Home the Festive Charm

    Sherry Nothingam
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Christmas is all about spending time with family and friends, decorating the house beautifully and loads of fun and frolic. While many of us deck the entryway, living and even the dining room with shiny Christmas ornaments and sparkling lighting, the bedroom seems to go unnoticed and under the festive radar. Change this dull and boring trend this holiday season by decorating your cozy bedroom appropriately as the big day comes knocking on the door. Add to the magical aura all around you and wake up feeling a lot more ‘Christmassy’ by transforming the ambiance of your bedroom with dazzling…
  • 11 Contemporary Kitchen Compositions with Urbane Elegance

    Sherry Nothingam
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:40 am
    With the New Year just around the corner, many homeowners might already be thinking about giving their home a brand new makeover. And if you are thinking about renovating your kitchen or transforming it by opting for a grand remodel, then Italian kitchen maker Cesar has some amazing options for you in the form of fabulous Frida! Innovative, exiting and versatile, the Frida lineup of kitchens is all about combining modern aesthetics with a sense of sleek, urban minimalism. Crafted to tuck away the unnecessary, each of these kitchen compositions stands out with its unique use of contrasting…
  • 8 Fashionable Paper Holders to Add a Touch of Style to Your Desktop

    Yuka Yoneda
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:15 am
    One of the reasons we enjoy design so much is that it has the ability to elevate the mundane into a source of daily inspiration. The common paper tray is a prime example of something that can be infinitely boring or wonderfully eye-catching depending on the thoughtfulness of its design. If your desk could use a bit of a pick-me-up, spruce it up with one of the pretty paper trays in our roundup after the jump.Airy with just a whisper of bling, Kate Spade’s gold and acrylic paper tray is like a piece of jewelry for your desk. To complete to look, pair it with the coordinating pencil cup,…
  • A DIY Christmas Centerpiece with Neon Accents

    Kate Simmons
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    With Christmas just a few days away, I’m sharing a quick and easy DIY project that will add a punch of color and a fresh dose of greenery to your home. If you checked out my recent post on last-minute Christmas decorating ideas, this project is the perfect follow-up. And if you remember my last DIY endeavor featuring dip-dyed gift tags, you know how much I love neon! Today I’m combining neon flair with hassle-free style to create a modern DIY Christmas centerpiece that you can enjoy well into the new year. Read on for all the details… DIY Christmas Centerpiece…
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    Leovan Design

  • 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 Improve Your Home's 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 improve the look and the value of your home: Update your kitchen countertops, sink, cabinets, hardware, backsplashes, and light fixtures. Kitchen renovations are a
  • Country Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Country interior design style reflects the comfort and the lifestyle of living in the countryside. The main difference between the country interior design style and other interior design styles is the feeling of closeness to nature achieved by bringing outdoor nature elements to indoor spaces. Here are some of the elements used in the country design style: Natural materials are
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Creative Trends Interview

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    Terry’s Fabrics in the United Kingdom asked to interview me for their Creative Trends series. Creative Trends includes interviews with fabulous creative designers giving their insights on the latest trends within the world of interior design and home décor. I’m pleased to be featured on their “Creative Trends” interview series, sharing my best design trend tips and inspirations
 
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    Decor Girl

  • 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
  • #1 Secret To Stellar Holiday Decorating

    Decor Girl
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    This one DIY holiday decor tip I'm about to lay on you might be my very best. It is inexpensive, easy, tasteful, effortless and has the wow factor. Read More
  • Give: 12 Days of Social Sharing Challenge

    Decor Girl
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:33 am
    Over the next twelve days commit to sharing a different blog post each day of people outside of your typical sharing circle under the hashtag #12daysofsharing. Read More
  • Spin Ceramics Has 5 Gift Ideas For Design Lovers

    Decor Girl
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    During gift giving season the design obsessed can be the hardest to buy for.  What is cool but not kitchy?  What is stylish yet useful?  We’ve found five unique ideas from Spin Ceramics which are perfect for any design lover on … Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • How to breathe new life into your hardwood floor

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

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

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

    Nicola
    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…
  • Oak Wood Floors

    Nicola
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    Oak hardwood flooring is one of the most popular types of wooden flooring. This is due to its timeless look, its strength and oak wood’s attractive colouring. Here at Just Wood we have a wide selection of oak wood floors available, all encompassing the best features of this popular type of wood flooring. Oak Trees There are two types of oak trees that are used to create oak wooden flooring; white oak and red oak. Red oak is the most popular type of wood for flooring. The tree is native to North America and Canada and has distinctive red leaves. The sapwood is very light, almost white,…
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    The Sofa & Chair Company Blog | Interior Design Ideas

  • Period Living Perfected: How to Create Elegant, Timeless Appeal in Your Living Room

    Robertas Domarkas
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    When it comes to styling your living room, it’s really important to be sympathetic to the original design of the house. Many properties in the UK are period properties; ranging from regency style town houses to Victorian terraces, and it’s a really good idea to embrace the features of the era in which they were built.Blending the Old with the NewThat doesn’t mean that your lounge needs to be filled with authentic, antique pieces of furniture; unless, of course, you want it to be! There are many pieces of modern furniture available that are designed specifically with the intention of…
  • Minimalist Chic: Using Luxury Sofas and Other Furniture to Create a Modern, Uncluttered Living Space

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

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

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

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

  • Beautifully Restored Country Home by Des Ewing Residential Architects

    longerdays
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Welcome to our gallery featuring this beautifully restored country home from Des Ewing Residential Architects. Des Ewing Residential Architects is a firm specializing in high-end residential schemes across the United Kingdom and Ireland. The provide full services including outline proposals, design, planning permission, detailed design and even site management. Their head office is located in Holywood, Co. Down, with additional field offices in Mayfair and Cheshire. This country home is a Grade B2 listed home on an elevated site. Previously, the home had several unoriginal extensions and…
  • 7 Types Of Bed Mattresses (Comprehensive Mattress Buying Guide)

    longerdays
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Welcome to today’s guide to mattress shopping. We have gathered here an overview of the major mattress categories to help you make the best purchase possible for your home. Our , is a pillow top model, combining pocketed coil inner-springs with gel foam for a hybrid comfort solution. Read on for a full breakdown of the major types of mattresses available today. We have selected top examples of each category of mattress you’re likely to encounter when looking to make a purchase. From the ubiquitous innerspring design to specialized gel padded mattresses, we have you covered. 1.
  • 27 Custom Groin Vault Ceilings (Pictures) by Canadian Specialty Ceilings

    longerdays
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Welcome to our gallery featuring another type of ceiling architecture created by Canadian Specialty Ceilings. Unlike some of the other types of vaults we’ve covered in the past, like dome ceilings and barrel vaults, the groin vault isn’t nearly as ancient. Groin vaults were first put into use by the Romans, with one of the earliest examples in Europe being in Delphi, built between 241 to 197 BCE. Groin vaults are notable because they provide a lot of strength without lateral support or the use of heavy materials. However, groin vaults fell out of use after the zenith of church…
  • Bespoke Eaton Square Interior By Roselind Wilson Design

    HS Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Welcome to today’s gallery, showcasing the beautifully bespoke interior design of the Eaton Square home, in London, by Roselind Wilson Design. This luxurious property was formerly the location of an Embassy. With an aim toward conjuring a welcoming London residence for the owner and his family, Roselind Wilson Design crafted the space into the contemporary, opulent vision before you. Keeping a sympathetic eye on the scale and proportion of the interiors, all detailing of the furniture and fabrics was carefully designed to nurture a sense of luxury and opulence. This allows the…
  • 32 Pictures of Incredible Bathrooms Designed by World-Renowned Designers

    HS Editor
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Welcome to our gallery featuring images of bathrooms from worldwide designers. Each of these bathrooms corresponds to a home we have previously featured here on the site, in our ongoing partnership with innovative designers around the world.  The top bathroom is by Clay Construction (you can see the rest of the home here). Every bathroom picture featured here is uniquely relaxing and designed with both form and function in mind. The majority of the bathrooms in this collection are master bathrooms with shower stalls, soaking tubs and dual sink vanities included. Many employ marble, or tile…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Family Heirloom Fears

    Donna Hoffman
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Poor Rodney! We all have a “Rodney,” that family heirloom that we love, but has no place among our other furniture. What would you do with Rodney if you were a decorator? Leave a comment below! 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…
  • Facelift a Room While the Holiday Cookies are Baking

    Donna Hoffman
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... It’s almost holiday time – which for we design lovers means its almost “show time!” After all, this is the time of year when we get to share our nests with family and friends and do some merry making. Yay! But if you’ve got a case of  “my place could look a little better” stage fright, enjoy this quickie Living Room Makeover to give a quick facelift to a room. Pick one of these ideas below and you’ll be done before the oven timer goes off! No Budget: 1) Empty all the accessories and artwork out of the room (6 minutes) 2)…
  • Color Theory

    Donna Hoffman
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Blue plus white does NOT equal pink! Enjoy this giggle from 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 mistakes” so you can get fabulous  results when decorating your own…
  • Interior Decorating IQ Test: Guess the Celebrity

    Donna Hoffman
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    Donna Hoffman on... Your design fingerprint says a lot about you. Learning how to zero in on yours makes the difference between designing a room that’s a me-too space vs. a uniquely beautiful place your friends or family love, but they don’t know why. Authentic beauty catches our fancy. In this post, we’re going to test your decorating fingerprint IQ. Look at the photos and the simple descriptions about them. Then guess which celeb this room belongs to. Here are some design fingerprint clues: The person likes a lot of beefy, rugged, textures but not a lot of color. This person doesn’t…
  • Trouble in Your Living Room

    Donna Hoffman
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... If furniture could talk! How interesting that would be! Enjoy this giggle from 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 mistakes” so you can get fabulous  results when…
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    Chic California

  • Vintage Chic Gift Guide

    chiccalifornia
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Vintage Chic Gift Guide Ok, ok I know we are getting down to the wire here when it comes to purchasing Christmas gifts. I never actually made an official list for myself this year since my husband and I decided to keep gifts to a minimum this year. But I always have a few ideas in {Read More...} The post Vintage Chic Gift Guide appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #51

    chiccalifornia
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    Can’t believe Christmas is a week away! Ahh! This is such a beautiful time and season of the year. Hope you’re soaking it all up. I can’t wait to see what projects you’ve been working on this week. Thanks for linking up! FYI, we won’t be doing a link up party next week because it {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #51 appeared first on Chic California.
  • 10 Free Chalkboard Printables for Christmas

    chiccalifornia
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    10 Free Chalkboard Printables for Christmas Sometimes it’s great to have choices! I sat down last weekend to make up one, just one, chalkboard printable. I wanted to add it to my gallery wall for Christmas. Well, one thing led to another and I got on a roll. Not only did I make one chalkboard {Read More...} The post 10 Free Chalkboard Printables for Christmas appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #50

    chiccalifornia
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #50 Do you have all your Christmas shopping finished? Confession: I have barely started mine. I don’t think I have ever been getting so close to Christmas without at least a plan. I have no plan!! While I panic a little, you party!  I can’t wait to see what projects {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #50 appeared first on Chic California.
  • How to Make a C&B Inspired Galvanized Christmas Tree Collar for Less than $30

    chiccalifornia
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    How to Make a C&B Inspired Galvanized Christmas Tree Collar for Less than $30 I love it when I get a new holiday catalog from one of my favorite retailers. I’m always inspired by the styling and fresh decor. But alas I am merely a looky-loo. The prices of many of these items are crazy {Read More...} The post How to Make a C&B Inspired Galvanized Christmas Tree Collar for Less than $30 appeared first on Chic California.
 
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    HomeDSGN

  • Sutherland Place

    Jessica
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:37 am
    Sutherland Place is a private home located in London, England. The recently-sold home has a spacious and stylish interior. Photos courtesy of DomusNovaMore...
  • River House by Studio Dwell Architects

    Magaly
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:07 am
    River House is a private residence located in Wayne, Illinois, USA. It was designed by Studio Dwell Architects. River House by Studio Dwell Architects: “For this family, the goal was to re-envision the traditional organizational arrangement of public and private spaces to take advantage of the sweeping views and the natural terrain cascading down to the Fox River. This allowed for transparency through the house and through the site. As..More...
  • Chalet Mont Blanc

    Jessica
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:12 am
    Chalet Mont Blanc is a stunning chalet located in Megève, France. The home has 7 en-suite bedrooms, enough to sleep up to 12 adults and 4 children. Chalet Mont Blanc: “The spacious Chalet Mont Blanc features everything you could possibly wish for from a luxurious mountain retreat. There are four double suites in the master chalet and two double bedrooms in the guest chalet, alongside the specially designed children’s bedroom..More...
  • The Appealathon House by Granwood by Zorzi

    Jessica
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:06 am
    The Appealathon House is a home designed by Granwood by Zorzi. It is located in Perth, Australia. The Appealathon House by Granwood by Zorzi: “A unique entry opens to a stone laid floor extending through the main living areas. A wall of windows opens to the north bringing an abundance of natural light into all levels of the home. An open tread timber stair case with pond beneath leads to..More...
  • Sabaudia on the Dune by Stefano Dorata Architetto

    Jessica
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Sabaudia on the Dune is a home located in Sabaudia, Italy. It was designed by the Roman studio Stefano Dorata Architetto. Photos courtesy of Stefano Dorata ArchitettoMore...
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Caro Hotel – Minimalistic Design and Historical Decor

    Vania
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    Romance with a hint of old epochs and a dash of contemporary art – ladies and gentlemen – the Caro Hotel! Eclectic fusion between rich history, refinement and elegant contemporary approach – this Spanish piece of art is located in the heart of Valencia and is the first historical monument – hotel that holds the title Heritage of Cultural Interest (BIC). The designer Francesc Rifé did a great job with the delicate entwining of times past and modern architectural elements, with the elegant merge of the original architectonic features of the former Palace of the Marquis of…
  • Sunny Modern Apartment in Brazil

    Vania
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:43 am
    Sunny, modern apartment located in sunny Brazil. Remarkable in this case is the fact that the renovation carried by Felipe Rodrigues Arquiteto is to an apartment located at a Botti Rubinʼs building – a well renowned 60ts architect from the Brutalist movement. Read the rest of Sunny Modern Apartment in Brazil originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Unique Living Room and Hallway in Residence in Slovakia

    Vania
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Studio Tolicci have designed unique living room and hallway in luxurious countryside residence in Slovakia. Before they represented a few of the living areas – kitchen, dining and bathroom, now they surprise us with a unique living room, furnished with style. Read the rest of Unique Living Room and Hallway in Residence in Slovakia originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Snow Hotel

    Vania
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Snow hotel – a South Korean modern fairytale or a new-age take on Alice in Wonderland interiors. South Korea, ah? You never thought that such a piece of contemporary art and design will be found in so unexpected place – but none the less, here it is, and as the designers from 1990 uao and Archigroup MA claimed for this project – the secret is in the details. The Snow Hotel’s unusual design and architecture blur the borders between floor, walls and ceiling, allow arches to define spaces and uses common materials as art structures. Read the rest of Snow Hotel originally posted on…
  • Tropical Loft Designed by Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

    Vania
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Pavilion draws eyes with lush green wall of ferns, natural environment and the freshness of spa designed by Gisele Taranto. Everything in the room was chosen to stimulate the senses, including the furniture and works of art. Read the rest of Tropical Loft Designed by Gisele Taranto Arquitetura originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
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    Trendoffice

  • A chair - portal to another location

    trendoffice
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
     Presented at this year’s Design Miami and part of Moroso project for  Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI). According to the dessigner, it is not a chaise... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Festive setting in Marsala shades

    trendoffice
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    As we have already learnt, according to Pantone the Colour of the year for the coming 2015 is the soft version of wine red named after the Marsala wine. If you would like to have a festive setting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Smiling Chairs

    trendoffice
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    What a great way to bring happy mood at home (or in front of your home)! I just saw at Toxel.com this quite unusual chair collection designed by Bora Cakilkaya for P-Arch: .adHeadline {font: bold... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Christmas Magic - home decoraing ideas

    trendoffice
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    Are you already in festive mood? Did you finish with decorating your home for the coming holidays? Even if your answer is 'yes', look at some of the ideas below - you still may get some more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Before and After - what Interior Design can do for you

    trendoffice
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    - that is if the interior design is done properly by a professional. I am aware that many clients would say - 'why I need interior designer when I know what I want' or 'why I need interior designer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Quick And Easy Gift Wrap Ideas

    Sarah
    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 […]
  • How To Choose A Gift For The Person Who Has Everything

    Sarah
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    The gift giving season should be such a magical time, and a pleasurable experience. All about the enjoyment of choosing the perfect gifts for the people you care about. But more often than not it can be stressful. It’s always such a busy time of year. So between the time pressures and indecision about what […]
  • New Trend Alert: Indoor Trees

    Sarah
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The trend for bringing more biophilic design into our homes just keeps on growing (literally!) It began with the resurgence of house plants. For a while considered a bit outdated, plants have now become almost essential home accessories, that no stylish interior can be without. But you may have noticed that the trend has recently […]
  • What Is Hygge? And Why You’ll Want Some In Your Life This Winter

    Sarah
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    Does your heart sink when the cold and wintery weather sets in? The sky takes on a melancholy shade of bleak grey, and by mid-afternoon it’s already getting dark. It can feel quite miserable, don’t you agree? Imagine then, what it must be like in Denmark in the wintertime? Except, you might be surprised to learn […]
  • Urban Jungle Bloggers: My Plant Shelfie

    Sarah
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    I was quite excited for the challenge of this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers post which was to style a plant ‘shelfie’. It was also something of a celebration, because I recently had a clear-out in my home office and decluttered the shelves. So now I have room to display some plants and beautiful objects on them. What […]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • 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…
  • Great Gift Ideas for £40 & Under!

    Cat How
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:46 am
    1. Bear Cushion Burnt Orange (£36.00) / 2. Robin & Redcurrant Cushion (£39.95) / 3. Bear Bookends (£34.95) / 4. Dotty Slim Jug (£24.50) / 5. Pantone Coffee Maker Red (£25.00) / 6. Gold Mug Set (£22.00) / 7. Cheese Bite Serving Board (£25.00) / 8. Poker Set (£39.95) / 9. Red British Tractor Toy (25.00) / 10. Lagoon Tableware Set (£21.95) / 11. Las Vegas Shotgun Wedding Scarf (£35.00) / 12. Blossom Salad Bowl (£21.95) / 13. Gold Crystallized Statement Earrings (£35.00) / 14. Trapezing Twins Print (£25.00) / 15. Red Furoshiki Scarf (£29.95) / 16. Terrazzo Drop Black Earrings…
  • Christmas all Wrapped Up! WIN £250 to Spend on Howkapow this week!

    Rog How
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Here at Howkapow we believe Christmas is as much about giving as receiving. With that in mind we thought we’d spring a little five-day competition on you – your chance to WIN £250 to spend on our shop this festive season! All you have to do to enter is to hop on our shop and tell us what Howkapow goodies you’d spend your £250 on, by filling in the form below. If you win the voucher you can spend it on anything on the shop that you want, it’s completely up to you! Our competition is up and running and we’ll announce our winner on Monday Nov 24th. If…
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    Interioridea.net

  • 12 Dreamy and Festive Christmas Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    The Fireplace mantel is the best place to display a beautiful and festive Christmas decorations in order to create cheery and Christmasy ambiance in your living room. The fireplace mantel is the traditional place where you can place the cute stockings, wrap a beautiful Christmas garland or display a cheery Christmas sign. The Fireplace Mantel The post 12 Dreamy and Festive Christmas Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Best 15 Festive Christmas Garland Ideas 12 Cool Christmas Signs as a Decor for Indoor and Outdoor Best 10 Beautiful Christmas Balcony…
  • Best 10 Beautiful Christmas Balcony Decor Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    Living in a house is a privilege during the Christmas Holiday, because you have the privilege to decorate your front door,porch and front yard, unlike for people who live in apartments. However, if you live in an apartment there is no reason to be bummed out, because there is a great alternative that can allow The post Best 10 Beautiful Christmas Balcony Decor Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Best 15 Festive Christmas Garland Ideas Best 20 Amazing Christmas Wreath Design Ideas 12 Cool Christmas Signs as a Decor for Indoor and Outdoor
  • 12 Most Gorgeous and Inviting Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Decorating the home for Christmas is a wonderful thing to do. Embellishing your surrounding with Christmas decoration and ornaments will bring a joyful spirit to your home, and will definitely provide you with a lovely, festive, hearth-warming feeling. It is very important to pay attention to every corner to be decorated, in order to create The post 12 Most Gorgeous and Inviting Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Top 8 Dreamy Christmas Bedroom Decor Ideas to Inspire 11 Super Creative Christmas Indoor Decor with Christmas Lights 15 Amazing…
  • 9 Most Creative and Unique Christmas Stockings Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    The Christmas stockings are an adorable decoration during the festive season. They have a long tradition and are mentioned in many interesting legends about Christmas. They bring the most cozy, inviting and welcoming appeal to your holiday home decor, and trasform your room into the warmest, most pleasant and lovely spot. Their usual place is The post 9 Most Creative and Unique Christmas Stockings Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 11 Super Creative Christmas Indoor Decor with Christmas Lights 8 Unique and One of a Kind Christmas Tree Ideas 12 Cool Christmas Signs as a…
  • Top 8 Dreamy Christmas Bedroom Decor Ideas to Inspire

    Dragana Markovska
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Decorating the whole home for Christmas is a very pleasant, and most important a very noble thing to do. You prepare a whole new look for your home which evokes joyful feelings, festive ambance and an amazing appeal. And it’s not all about the outdoor decor or the living room decor that counts. You should The post Top 8 Dreamy Christmas Bedroom Decor Ideas to Inspire appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 15 Amazing Christmas Windows Decor Ideas to Inspire 11 Super Creative Christmas Indoor Decor with Christmas Lights 12 Most Gorgeous and Inviting Christmas Living Room Decor…
 
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Lights Online Blog’s Best of 2014

    Emma Harger
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    Here at Lights Online, we started our blog in November 2013, so 2014 was our first full year of great blog content! We talk trends, demystify the how-tos of lighting, showcase light fixtures in stylish spaces (and tell you how to get them), participate in collaborations with other great companies and so much more on our blog. Plus, we got to talk about Property Brothers because of their season filmed in our hometown of Atlanta. It’s been a great year for us, so let’s look back at some of my favorite blog posts in our Best of 2014. I chose two posts from each month. January…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – December 19

    Emma Harger
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? Not only that, but can you believe it’s nearly 2015?! Where did the time go, seriously? Let’s try not to freak out about it too much. Let’s look at some great design inspirations instead. (Also–this week, we spied some Lights Online items in enLIGHTenment Magazine’s Best of 2014 and checked out how a pair of Kenroy Home Boda pendants beautify a kitchen.) Prismatica from Contemporist I’ve never been, but I imagine downtown Montreal, Canada can get a little chilly and dreary during the winter. Why not beautify…
  • Fabulous Friday: Kenroy Home Boda

    Emma Harger
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    from Oh Everything Handmade This elegant kitchen with the look-at-me tile backsplash is further beautified by the two sleek glassy pendant lights hanging over the bar. Those are matching Kenroy Home Boda pendants and they are a perfect addition to the space! This kitchen is from the blog Oh Everything Handmade and the Boda pendants were given to her by Kenroy Home, which has recently been giving bloggers great fixtures to use in their homes–and to give away to their readers, too. (Check out the Kenroy Home Twitter feed to see more examples!) Boda features a long conical glossy glass…
  • enLIGHTenment Magazine Best of 2014 Selections at Lights Online   Recently updated !

    Emma Harger
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    The December 2014 issue of enLIGHTenment Magazine features 5 different light fixtures that you can find right here on Lights Online! Two of them are actually Best of 2014 selections while the others are from a story on the resurgence in crystal lighting’s popularity. Check out each fixture below and read the entire issue, too! Crystorama Broche 6-light semi-flush mount in antique gold: I love this design, featuring layers of wrought-iron leaves finished in gorgeous antique gold to add rich shine. Another Broche fixture in this same finish was showcased in 20 (More) Stylish Ceiling…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – December 12

    Emma Harger
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    It was a good week at Lights Online! We rounded up 16 DIY holiday lighting ideas to use for any winter occasion, took a look at 10 stylish Savoy House mirrors since the line is being reintroduced, weighed in on some lighting ideas to use with Pantone Marsala and marveled over how a Crystorama Luna sconce adds a ton of beauty to a gorgeous bath. We also participated in a great selection of Twitter chats, including the #ColorChat that inspired the Marsala post. As always, we also collected great design inspirations from all over the world and picked 10 great ones to share with you now. Enjoy!
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    Rug Rats

  • Custom Rugs – Some Inexpensive Options

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

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

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

    Sandy Henderson
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    ROSECORE CARPETS & CUSTOM RUGS MODERN LUXURY THAT MAKES AN IMPACT FOR YOUR CUSTOM AREA RUG Sink your feet into modern […] The post Rosecore Carpets Envisions Collection – Eros & Amorphous Custom Rugs appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Entrance Door Mats are a Great Way to Attract Customers and Visitors

    Sandy Henderson
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    When someone is visiting a home or office, it is common for the homeowner or employee to want to make […] The post Entrance Door Mats are a Great Way to Attract Customers and Visitors appeared first on Rug Rats.
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    Mupplebee

  • How To Sell Yourself As An Interior Designer Without Feeling Dirty

    Alycia Wicker
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee You wanna know how to sell yourself as an interior designer without feeling dirty, because when no one is buying, you’ve got a problem of epic proportions (and feeling dirty ain’t one of them). There’s some really bad advice out there from “experts” on how you’re supposed to sell yourself as an interior designer. And if you’re […] The post How To Sell Yourself As An Interior Designer Without Feeling Dirty appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • These Designers Will Fail At Interior Design Entrepreneurship

    Alycia Wicker
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee These types of interior designers will fail at interior design entrepreneurship. If you read any of these and feel like they apply to you, you may want to rethink pursuing your dream of interior design entrepreneurship. I wish I had a magic wand to turn everyone who wanted to be into a business owner of their […] The post These Designers Will Fail At Interior Design Entrepreneurship appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Interior Design Business Goals To Shoot For

    Alycia Wicker
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mupplebee This year has been an interesting one for me. I’ve learned lots of things. I’ve invested money into my business and myself. I’ve gained some insight that I think you’ll find useful to guide you and set some new interior design business goals for 2015. Not all of these will apply to you, but I learned so […] The post Interior Design Business Goals To Shoot For appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • How To Name Your Interior Design Business

    Alycia Wicker
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Mupplebee Wondering how to name your interior design business? It’s not easy, is it? I know you want to pick just the perfect name and often times you’re not exactly sure what you should pick because this isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. Meet Sophia. She’s a hippy dippy kind of chick. She loves flowers […] The post How To Name Your Interior Design Business appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • The 5 Spicy Secrets: How To Sell Interior Design Services

    Alycia Wicker
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee It’s another Sunday night and you’ve probably had one too many glasses of wine. You should go to bed, but you feel like you need to have this conversation. You tell him how hard you’re trying. That you’ve just found this new mentor and you can’t get enough of everything they put out there. It’s […] The post The 5 Spicy Secrets: How To Sell Interior Design Services appeared first on Mupplebee.
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • 9 Quick Kitchen Makeover Updates You Can Do Before Your Holiday Guests Arrive

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

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

    caitlink
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and celebration when families gather around their tables to reconnect and share a bounty of delicious family favorites. Granite Transformations offers you a few traditional Thanksgiving recipes with a modern twist to add something special to your holiday feast. Caramel Apple Pie Laced with homemade caramel sauce, this apple pie makes the perfect finale for an autumn meal. (When preparing sauce, stir only during the first 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, as instructed below.) Ingredients: • 2 rolled-out rounds of pie crust for deep dish pie • 1 egg white…
  • Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? Follow These Easy Steps to Prepare.

    caitlink
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is an honor – but planning it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to juggle your busy schedule. Whether you’re hosting 8 people or 18, this timetable will help you plan ahead to make this the most memorable and stress-free Thanksgiving yet. 1 to 2 weeks before Thanksgiving… • Confirm the number of guests. • Plan your menu, including appetizers and desserts. If your guests are bringing food, select the dishes you’d like them to bring, alert them and write it down. • Order the turkey if you’re planning on serving a fresh turkey (or catered…
  • Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? Follow These Easy Steps to Prepare.

    MBecchi
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is an honor – but planning it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to juggle your busy schedule. Whether you’re hosting 8 people or 18, this timetable will help you plan ahead to make this the most memorable and stress-free Thanksgiving yet. 1 to 2 weeks before Thanksgiving… • Confirm the number of guests. • Plan your menu, including appetizers and desserts. If your guests are bringing food, select the dishes you’d like them to bring, alert them and write it down. • Order the turkey if you’re planning on serving a fresh turkey (or catered…
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    Decoration Lovers

  • TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL AND TRENDY TABLE LAMPS OF 2014

    decorationlovers
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    We are reaching the end of the year and it’s time to look back and remember the best things we found, the most trendy and rethink what we will find in the future. Have a look at the most amazing Table Lamps of 2014. 1 – KARTELL Bourgie Table Lamp 2 – Artemide Lesbo table lamp … Continue reading TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL AND TRENDY TABLE LAMPS OF 2014 →
  • BEST PANTONE OF THE YEAR 2015 – MARSALA 18-1438

    decorationlovers
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:17 am
    … And the winner is Marsala 18-1438!!! Pantone Color Institute has recently announced the “Color of the Year 2015″: Marsala 18-1438. “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”  Leatrice Eiseman – Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute® Like the color … Continue reading BEST PANTONE OF THE YEAR 2015 – MARSALA 18-1438 →
  • Top 6 Ideas for Indoors Swings

    decorationlovers
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    The cold has arrive, it’s time to spend more time at home. But sometimes we just feel like embracing the good things from spring. How can we do that? Well the answer couldn’t be more creative. How about a beautiful swing inside your house? Ready, relaxing, see your kids playing… there are so many good feelings attached … Continue reading Top 6 Ideas for Indoors Swings →
  • PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel – Singapore – by Woha

    decorationlovers
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:49 am
    Did you ever thought about going to Singapore? Don’t lose the opportunity to check in at this beautiful hotel, or if you can’t afford this at least go there and have a look. It’s truly amazing. See for yourself See more hotel videos here Be inspired by the Architect, see all their ideas and how … Continue reading PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel – Singapore – by Woha →
  • ZAM Lighting – The new Star of lighting

    decorationlovers
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:49 am
    ZAM Lighting is a very recent brand in the world of lighting and decoration. We had a chat with the people behind the brand and they are super thrilled with the brand development so far. They have created some very interesting design pieces that we are going to see below and all the production is … Continue reading ZAM Lighting – The new Star of lighting →
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    purelygenuine

  • My Cozy MUST HAVES For the Winter

    purelygenuine
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    I love the winter season for so many reasons like all the pretty lights, Christmas trees, and playing in the snow.  What I don’t love about winter, is that it gets so cold .  I have come up with a list of my MUST HAVES for getting cozy during the winter. 1.  Hot Shower The first thing I like to do after being out in the cold from going snowboarding or playing in the snow is to have a hot shower.  It warms me right up, until I get out and then I get cold again. 2.  Pajamas, Socks, and Blanket After getting out of the hot shower and getting cold again, I like to warm up with putting…
  • 30 + Affordable Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

    purelygenuine
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Christmas is coming up really fast and if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on gifts, I have a 43 super ideas for you in this post!!  Do you remember that Pinterest party I mentioned in my last post?  Well, I’ve got a really good post today that is all about DIY Christmas present ideas that I got from the Pinterest party.  This is a long, but great list of awesome Christmas gift ideas.  Keep scrolling, there are several cool guys gifts towards the bottom. ||DIY “Hello” Sign from The Crafted Sparrow||||Wood Caddy with Handles from Making Home Base||||Picture…
  • Speed Cleaning During the Holidays

    purelygenuine
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    As promised, I’ve got the list for speed cleaning during the holidays.  There’s nothing better than having a clean home, especially when you come home for the holidays.  I usually try to clean right before we go out of town.  It never fails, our house gets so messy when we come home from a weekend away with unpacking the car and all.  So, it helps to have an already clean house.   When it comes to speed cleaning for me, I literally put on a timer.  So, instead of taking an hour to clean, I only take 20 minutes, like I’m supposed to. Speed Cleaning List: De-Clutter…
  • Cyber Deals and Giveaway

    purelygenuine
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    purelygenuine:Don’t forget to enter by purchasing items or sharing on Facebook with all your friends! When you share, let me know on this post!! Originally posted on purelygenuine: If you haven’t heard, I’m currently offering 50% to 75% off my design services.  This includes ALL of my services.  I’m also extending it for at least another week and maybe longer for the Holiday designs. I’m also doing a GIVEAWAY!!  You’ll receive a $25 gift card to a store, restaurant of your choice, or just a visa gift card.Here’s how to enter: (There are several and multiple ways to…
  • 7 Day Cleaning Plan for the Holidays

    purelygenuine
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:19 pm
    When it comes to doing almost anything I have to make a list, I am a list person.  I know what you’re thinking, “she must have a cool app that she makes her lists with.”  Actually, no, I write most of my lists by hand with a pen and a paper in a special notebook.  I know weird right?  Well, my husband used to make fun of me, he doesn’t anymore because I’ve rubbed my weirdness off on him.  My lists can consist of things from the grocery store to my cleaning/to do list.  Sometimes when I clean, and it’s usually when someone’s coming over in the next few days or we are going…
 
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • 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…
  • The Number One Way to Honor Veterans

    Alexandra C.
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    On this special day, we’re departing from our typical blogging topic––barn lights––to give honor to 19.6 million Americans who serve our country with courage and valor. We take pride in our handcrafted American-made products, so it follows that we also take pride in America and the men and women who defend her.   What’s the number one way each of us can honor a veteran? We’ve done the social post. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it, but let’s understand the importance of doing more than thanking our servicemen and women publically…
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    whim-inspired.com

  • 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…
  • “Decorating With Vintage Hats & Crowns”

    Kimberly Edwards
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:31 am
    “Madonna & Child Statue Are Looking So Peaceful And Bejeweled In This Crown That Just Happened To Fit Her Perfectly! The White Feather Boa & Pearls With Vintage Pendant Make Everything Look So Heavenly!” “Three Thrift Store Beauties! What A Fun Way To Add Color & Texture To An Entry Way Or Hall Way That Lacks Dimension! The Vintage Hat In The Center Is So Fabulous With It’s Multi-Colored Feathers & Green Velvet Trim!” “Gorgeous Vintage “Christian Dior” Paris Hat That Is So Very Magical With It’s Gold Painted Feathers Under…
  • “Living Creatively With Flowers”

    Kimberly Edwards
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    “This Shows There Is More Than One Way To Live With Flowers! Love This Imaginative Display And The Vintage Feeling Is So Warm & Inviting!” “This Is Pure Eye Candy! So Yummy And Mood Enhancing! The Bucket Has A Very Vintage Feeling” “Love The Delicate Balance Of Colors, So Gorgeous! Covering A Can With Burlap Fabric And Stamping A Design Or Stenciling Is Creatively Fabulous!” Simplicity At It’s Finest! Repurposed Jam Jars As Vases Are Looking Very Chic Here! Budget Friendly Idea That Anyone Can Use!” “Give Yourself The Gift Of Flowers…
  • Femininity In Art At “Frank Interiors”

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

    Fitri
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    Nowadays, lift top coffee table become more popular and seems it is a must have item at most people. A lift top coffee table is a great choices other than ordinary coffee table. It is not only give a new look for your room, but also some additional benefits. They are come in many variations, […]
  • 30 Outstanding Tree Toppers Ideas for Your Christmas Tree

    Danty
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    Various types and forms of the beautiful lights can be placed at the top of the Christmas tree, but the tree that is decorated with the right method will look more beautiful, even can spreading the holiday spirit for anyone who saw it. Make sure if the Tree Toppers for Your Christmas Tree will looks […]
  • Excellent Outdoor Kitchen Ideas For Your Inspirations

    Kai
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:07 am
    Outdoor kitchen ideas are designed for having fun. Take the cooking outdoors! Enjoy the great weather and enjoy some of the perfect tasting fire-grilled foods. But,  you have to remember that your outdoor kitchen success depends on having smartly designed outdoor kitchen plans. People  nowadays can make their enjoyment for fun outdoor activities with fully equipped […]
  • 35 Outstanding Living Room Design Ideas with Various Styles

    Admin
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    Below we have 35 amazing living room designs that we think represent various way to decor a living room. Hopefully can give you inspiring ideas. Enjoy! Cozy living room with a large size of space is the dream of people with big family. We can in this living room idea where the space of room […]
  • 15 Fantastic Landscape Ideas for Your Small Backyard

    Fitri
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    Small backyard landscaping is not as easy as its looks. It needs a very detail oriented in every piece and features in it. Since it is small, a tiny mistake will affect the backyard completely. Whether it is a condominium or a rooftop, it is important to look closely at every details in every corners. […]
 
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  • RESA Awards 2015

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

    aslinkey
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    A Very Unconventional Thanksgiving   The holidays are about family, friends and tradition.  Every Thanksgiving my family gets in our old, trusty, RV and drives down to San Felipe, Mexico to camp on the beach with eight other close families under a huge “palapa”.   The kids spend the week away from anything “electronic” and play board games, beach volleyball, build forts, quad riding, canoeing, rocket launching and lots of card playing.  A “palapa” is a large thatched open-sided structure and this is a picture of ours with my son skateboarding…
  • The Business of Home Staging

    aslinkey
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Knowing the Business of Home Staging   I love to share stories of personal growth and business success because I know it touches on our basic, core needs: to learn, be needed and to do something important and of value. Before – www.NancyTheStager.com   Nancy’s story touched me because she was not only surprised by her growth, she was able to truly help a house flipper turn a property that was sitting on the market for 5 weeks into something that sold immediately after she staged it.  According to the recent 2014 home staging statistics, this is no surprise! …
  • 5 Tips for Staging a Colorado Cabin

    aslinkey
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    5 Tips for Staging a Colorado Cabin Who doesn’t dream of owning a cabin in the woods?  This little 698 square foot, 100 year old cabin  in Colorado was so sad until Kimberly Stark of KS Creative Staging in the Colorado foothills got a hold of it.  “It is still Incredible to me that I get paid for having this much FUN!!!” says Kimberly who has staged 6 properties since starting her business in July.   Here’s what the cabin looked like before Kimberly got a hold of it: Before Staging…so dark and dreary   This sweet cabin went on the market on a Thursday,…
  • 2014 Home Staging Statistics

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

    Shruti Verma
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Christmas trees and Holly… make everyone so Jolly….. We might not have snow flakes on our windows but every house is sure to have a dressed up Christmas tree towering over gaily wrapped gifts. From street hawkers to show window fronts, red and white bells and snowmen take precedence over everything else. If you’re tired of having a tree that looks like your neighbours, how about making your own decoration this year? We sought out help from the experts D-i-Yers on unique decorations for your tree. 1. Non Melting Icicles Non Melting Icicles There’s never a dearth of…
  • Looking Up to manage your Space

    Shruti Verma
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Building a wall isn’t the only way of dividing a space. Very often a room needs to divided into smaller areas designated to specific tasks based on your needs. For example, you may not want a separate living room and dining room but the space division still needs to be quite obvious. You could do this by varying flooring types and heights, visual screens or even by your ceiling design. The function of a ceiling is not to just to cover the underside of the roof structure, they also play an important role in the acoustic and thermal comfort of a room. That said, ceiling ornamentation isn’t…
  • Choose the Perfect Flooring for your home

    Shruti Verma
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:46 pm
    One of the most crucial decisions to make while designing your home is the flooring of your house. While paint colours and furniture can be changed once in a while, your flooring is one aspect that will last you a relatively long time. The four aspects you need to keep in mind while choosing your flooring type are 1.Cost of the materials (never forget your budget -marble tiles with inlaid amethyst are beautiful to look at but you also need a roof above it..), 2. Durability or longevity (vinyl might be  a great option for a rental where you don’t see yourself living for than a few years…
  • Sitpack: A Seat that Fits into your pocket!

    Tejas Madaye
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Standing in a long queue at the railway station ticket counter waiting to buy a ticket can annoying at times frustrating, but it would be nice to take the load off your feet for once. Now a company using Kickstarter (Crowd funding app) to fund its new innovation hopes people will be able to do just that with a handy seat that’s so small it fits in a back pocket. The Sitpack is a compact seat made of a strong type of plastic often used for bullet-proof glass or Lego toys, which folds out into a seat on a stick. The design of this compact seat is by Danish company Mono+Mono,…
  • 5 Tips to create a Sophisticated Victorian style Bathroom

    Guest Author
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Ah…. The timeless Victorian style bathroom; decorated to the hilt with glistening gold and chrome, laden with hunting sketches from the 19th century, proudly touting that iron-cast bath at its centre and alive with elaborate lighting fixtures, glorious art works, exquisite upholstery and intricate patterned tiling. Worried that it’ll stay just a dream? All of this can make the whole thing seem like a lot of effort, but it’s not. Just follow these top five tips for creating a Victorian style bathroom and you’ll be well on your way…   1. Use patterned bathroom tiles…
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  • Artists We Love

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

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    We, here at Catherine and McClure Interiors, love this time of year.  The delicious smells that come with Thanksgiving, family and friends gathering in the kitchen, a fire burning in the fireplace, and a table to decorate!  This year, I hosted our first Thanksgiving in our new home.  Making a table look welcoming and festive, I can do.  Cook a turkey– well, there’s a first time for everything. When we associate traditional colors with Thanksgiving, we typically think of orange, brown, deep red, and gold.  This was not going to work in our new home.  Accent pillows with a…
  • Lighting up a Client’s Home in Weston

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Here at Catherine & McClure Interiors, we have been busy decorating a client’s home in Weston.  As decorators, we are always looking for new and unique products.  While working with our client on her stately home with grand rooms and soaring ceilings, we discovered a new line of lighting that we are very excited about called Schonbek. This lighting is trimmed in the finest crystals, comes in an array of styles and sizes, and will make a statement in any home.  As interior decorators, we look for those special pieces for our clients that will be a wow factor.  These chandeliers…
  • A Newton Kitchen Exudes New England Charm

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

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

    14 Dec 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Image via Pinterest, La Dolce Vita blog Banquette seating is a smart way to pack more seating into a small space! Here are some stylish homes featuring banquette seating as the star of the room.  These banquette style dining spaces are simply delightful! Image via Houzz, Terrat Elms Interior Design Although
  • Crab Wonton Recipe!! Yum!

    8 Dec 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Recipe for Crab Wontons - And the wonton... remixed! I've recently prepared crab wontons at home and they were a huge hit! Such a huge hit that I've made them about four times in just the last 10 days!  I have a feeling you'll be hooked on crab wontons too once you try this simple recipe!  Recipe 1. Let 2 packs of
  • Recreating a relaxing bedroom retreat - Room Re-do Time!

    2 Dec 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Room Re-do Time!  This tranquil cream and orange bedroom was a delight to come across. The rustic elements mixed with the luxurious tufted sleigh bed & pops of orange, make for a well-styled space to rest in.  I've searched high and low to recreate this look just for you all! Take a look at my fab room re-do! Image via House Beautiful, Designed by Lee Ann Thorton, Photography - Thomas Loof
  • I've got the perfect rug for you!

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    When it comes to refreshing the look of a room without spending much, rugs can go a long way!  Today we're exploring some of the most unique rugs around!  These show-stopping rugs are sure to get you many oohs and ahs from your visitors.    Let's begin with rugs from around the world.  You may know by now that I am an avid traveler and lover of all things related to culture, design, and art.  
  • My Pinterest Wish List

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Today I'm sharing with you a few items from my Pinterest Wish List!  Like many of you, I use Pinterest to collect ideas and fab finds on the web, so here's a little insight into what I've been pinning.  If you've liked my style picks and DIY blog posts so far you should definitely follow my Pinterest account here!  Maitak Jacket - Anthropologie CHLOÉ Marcie Mini Textured
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  • 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.
  • Simple Ideas To Create Conversation Spaces At Home

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:28 am
    It’s an unfortunate reality that conversation is lost in this day and age. With the advent of social media and the advances in technology, more people spend their time looking their phones, scrolling through endless feeds and gathering up enough energy just to like and comment on photos. However, more people need to realize that sometimes it’s better to live in a moment and spend some moments unplugged rather than document one’s every move on social media. Take family for example. It’s so easy to take our relationships for granted since we know family will always have…
  • Dividers Are Making A Comeback To Define Your Spaces

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:04 pm
    The concept of open spaces for homes, commercial spaces, restaurants and offices is becoming popular nowadays. For purposes of taking out the cluttered look, to spark interactions, right traffic flow and making small spaces look bigger. But there are spaces that would look better when it’s defined from each other and privacy is established in its own turf. As professionals, we are seeing dividers as solutions to define spaces in open floor plans while making the decor cohesive. What usually comes to mind when one says “dividers” are those accordion-type sliders made of wood that…
  • Great Fixes For That Small Bathroom

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:21 am
    Small space living is in and Singapore is rife with small spaces. Having such a limitation, this country does not see it as a curse but rather a blessing in disguise as the interior design possibilities are big, endless and fun! Since small is the topic, that includes a small bathroom! Most of the time, homeowners would just regard this space as a “clean-and-go” part of the house. Installing the usual shower curtain and small sink is the normal routine. Imagine going into a small and plain bathroom after a long day. Took a shower and do your thing, what would you feel? Still feeling…
  • There are rules when sprucing up one’s home to make it look better or bigger. Things should...

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    There are rules when sprucing up one’s home to make it look better or bigger. Things should be matched accordingly. But, not all rules are meant to be followed. Some are, meant to be broken in a way that would have surprising results.Interior design in Singapore would need creativity and boldness to pull ideas off and break the rules. Even it means doing mismatching with colors, styles, materials and resources. Read more on mismatching ideas here.
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  • Company’s Coming! How to Clean House Fast

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

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

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

    Erin Davis
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Color is one of the most effective tools to establish the mood of a room. Before you even take in furniture, flooring, or decor, color sends a signal the brain. That’s why some 1,500 jails and hospitals painted detention rooms bubblegum pink in the 1980s: the color would calm people down and even lull them to sleep. “Several experiments have shown that different colors affect blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates as well as brain activity and biorhythms,” wrote The New York Times. The effect is a holdover from evolutionary biology. “When you look at red, it does increase your…
  • Kitchen Upgrades for the Best ROI

    Erin Davis
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Real talk: Kitchen remodeling can be expensive. Understandably, homeowners want to strategically choose what to upgrade in order to maximize function, aesthetics, and resale value. I recently wrote a guest post about 5 kitchen remodeling tips that have the best ROI on a home improvement blog. I think you’ll find the whole post valuable, but here’s a sneak peek. 1. Give Your Floor a Lift Image: Pinterest Vinyl flooring saw a boom in the ‘50s and subsequent decades. If your kitchen hasn’t been updated since then, you may very well have old vinyl flooring that is peeling or has simply…
 
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  • 25 great indoor swing design ideas

    hometweaks
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:12 am
    An indoor swing is the perfect home decor item if you want to add an element of fun to your home. They can be as simple as a piece of wood handing from a rope or more complex design elements hanging in your living room. Here are 25 examples of interior swings to inspire you to turn your living area into a fun playground for all ages. The post 25 great indoor swing design ideas appeared first on Home Tweaks.
  • Living moss carpet for your bathroom

    hometweaks
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    The Moss Bathroom Mat is a concept design by a Swiss designer, Nguyen La Chanh and is a creative way of bringing a little green in your home. The mat is made out of three types of green mosses, ball moss, island moss and forest moss. It naturally catches the water that drips off you when you step out of the shower or bath tub. Also the humidity of your bathroom helps these mosses to thrive naturally. While the designer made mat is pretty expensive here is a guide on how to make your own living moss bathmat. The post Living moss carpet for your bathroom appeared first on Home Tweaks.
  • 35 small balcony decoration ideas

    hometweaks
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    For those living in a big city, a balcony allows you to enjoy some fresh air and relax outdoor without living your apartment. A beautifully organized balcony can extend your home, connecting your rooms with nature in an attractive way. We think it’s a good idea to make it as comfortable and welcoming as you can, and not using it only for hanging clothes or having an extra storage space in it. With just a few elements you can create a really intimate, outdoor lounge where you can relax, have a cup of coffee or read a book. An outdoor rug, one or two chairs, a couple of decorative pillows…
  • Bookshelf designs inspired by trees

    hometweaks
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Bookshelves play a big role in interior design all over the world. They provide storage space not only for books but also art objects or all sorts of collections, from dvds to vinyl records. The following unique shelving ideas are inspired by the love of nature and can add your room a little more natural feeling. Enjoy the fruit of knowledge from the braches of a beautiul tree-like shelf. The post Bookshelf designs inspired by trees appeared first on Home Tweaks.
  • 28 exposed brick wall kitchen design ideas

    hometweaks
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:42 am
    Exposed brick walls are one of the latest trends in the world of interior design. They can add a rustic feel to the kitchen and create a cozy, warm ambience. Brick walls are beautiful, have a lot of character and they work well with both traditional and modern kitchens. Natural color, painted white or black, brick walls are great for avoiding the plain appearance of walls, they add a cool dimension to the kitchen and enrich interior design and the decor of a space. The key is to choose the right style of brick to go with the rest of your home’s design. Here is a showcase of beautiful…
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  • Make more room for your va va voom

    model131
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    It’s here again; in most countries the end of the year heralds great excitement and anticipation for New Year’s Eve parties, celebration, fun and letting your hair down, maybe a bit too much then wondering what in Hades happened, and what 2015 will bring. Mind you, some people don’t have either the festive or even […]
  • No matter where you go, there you are.

    model131
    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!

    model131
    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 […]
  • We’re here for a reason

    model131
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    “I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” Whoopi Goldberg The world has countless heroes and heroines making a difference to others’ lives, some quietly and modestly and others through a more visible platform, the greatest differences arising from taking old ideas and giving […]
  • Be it big. Be it authentic. Be it with style.

    model131
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:07 am
    Today our entertainment is often big, loud, full-on, with awesome multi-media effects. So it can be refreshing to experience a simpler style. Such is Giselle, a quintessentially French ballet, a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death. It has it all; rich in plot and character, pleases the purists with the supernatural […]
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  • Perfect Pair of Socks

    Eric Pangburn
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Socks That Fit Like a Second Layer of Skin Socks… We slide them on with little thought to how they are created. That is, until we find that perfect pair. The socks that are so soft, just feeling them gives us comfort. A pair of socks that we put on, and they feel like a second skin, as if they are a part of us. A skin that is never itchy, never scratchy and feels perfect each and every time we put it on. That is the perfect sock for men… Back in the days of old, socks were knitted by hand, putting love and work into each and every one. In the 1600s, the love of the hand knitted sock…
  • Top 10 Board Games That Are Actually Fun

    Eric Pangburn
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Top 10 Board Games 2014 Today we present top 10 board games that are approved for Dude Living.     Board games have been around since before the time of the ancient pyramids, and men have always enjoyed a controlled challenge. In those days, stone tablets were the board and carved stones represented player pieces. Like modern games, there were sets of rules, along with pieces or counters, which were moved around on pre-marked surfaces. The rules varied by game, but initially, most were strategy based, dice, or a combination of the two. Modern board games still hold the same basic…
  • 11 Genius Beer Bottle Openers for Guys

    Eric Pangburn
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
      Beer bottle openers come in all shapes and sizes; if you are a connoisseur of beer, then you will no doubt become a collector of beer bottle openers when you see the creative selections that are available today. A beer bottle opener is also a very cool and unique gift to give to somebody. The following list may help inspire you to buy that ideal beer bottle opener gift for a friend or yourself. #1 – Bullet Bottle Opener This beer lover’s bottle opener is actually crafted from a bona fide cartridge from an authentic 50-caliber bullet. Pop off those beer caps with deadly…
  • Gifts Guys Want | 4 Gifts Every Guy Would Love To Receive

    Eric Pangburn
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:19 pm
    The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera The Future is in Your Hands! The Micro Drone 2.0 is the next step in aerial videography. The quadracopter design was specifically engineered to right itself in any orientation. You can throw the Micro Drone 2.0 into the air like a Frisbee or stick it to a glass surface for takeoff and the internal gyroscope will make sure that your flight is stabilized every time. Designed for indoor and outdoor use, the easy-to-use controls provide a captivating RC flight at up to 400 feet away!     The small design of the aircraft ensures the perfect…
  • 4 Steps to a Video Gamer’s Dream Room

    Eric Pangburn
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Video Games are not just for kids, and neither are video game rooms. Men can really appreciate a great game room, and many of us… try to create our own dream gaming room. An evening full of games can be an awesome night out for the guys. Grab a case, our controllers, some munchies and our favored games and it is a full night of anything but boring. If your home has a basement, spare room or even a huge walk in closet… it can be converted into a dream game room. If you have a usable attic, spare room or even an unused garage, it can be made into a personal game room. It doesn’t take much…
 
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  • Get personal: make it a holiday to remember

    Camille
    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,…
  • The secret to a great holiday party

    Camille
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    It’s the holidays. Prime party time. If your inbox is like mine, it’s crammed with emails warning you of dire party mistakes you could make (without even knowing it!) or setting an unattainable bar for party perfection. Forget all that. I’ll let you in on the secret to great parties.You should have fun. Stay with me, I’ll explain. When you think about hosting a party, you picture everything you need to do for your guests so they have an unforgettable time. Suddenly, you're in a pressure cooker of expectations. It's time for a change in perspective.Step one: Imagine a party scene that…
  • The Ultimate Kitchen Roundup for 2015

    Camille
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    What is it about a kitchen that can be so functional and so fabulous? I've scoured the web for all that's new, gorgeous, totally clever, and utterly must-have for your kitchen. Curious?Whether you're contemplating a down-to-the-studs renovation or a quick refresh, here are ideas you won't want to miss.1. IKEA cabinets are now customizable. Smart companies like Semi Handmade, Super Front, and Kokeena have taken our love of all things IKEA and created beautiful, high-end doors in a variety of styles for a dramatic new look that won't break the bank. The average kitchen has 30…
  • The secret to surviving winter

    Camille
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    Those first few snowfalls lure you in with their pillowy white softness. And then, before you know it, you're digging your dog out of a snowbank while wearing six layers of clothes under an ankle-length parka. If recent events in Buffalo are any indication, this winter will be a polar vortex-filled fun fest. So, here's the secret to survival...Bring something green to life. (Nope, not talking alien reanimation or cloning Kermit.) As you emerge from your post-turkey coma this weekend, try a few of these good-looking and, more importantly, easy ways to add a little…
  • Essential advice from Paris, Tip #1

    Camille
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Ah, Paris... The land of chic people, incredible food, and jaw-dropping design. As visitors, we wander around feeling terribly passé, chewing on a baguette promising ourselves that when we leave we’ll never eat another carb and we’ll redesign our homes from top to bottom to capture that enigmatic Parisian style.Shawn and I got back from Paris a few weeks ago and while my low-carb promises are already a thing of the past, I’m having an amazing time applying my Parisian design lessons. Here’s the first one:Sometimes more is moreI’ve always been a fan of minimalism. I love the…
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  • Popping Out Basement Apartment with Color Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:16 am
    An apartment identical with compact size which is divided into rooms with or without visual divider. Basement apartment usually a little short on space and the light. A small space would be stylish and homey if creatively designed as well as basement apartment area. The using of multifunction furniture, overhead shelving, and support by color strategy would support. Here are things to maximize every inch of your basement apartment space. Colorful Modern Basement Style – Color give a huge effect. A bright one would make wider impression then a dark one. A basement should not feels dark…
  • Fancy Modern Kitchen Ideas for Small Kitchen

    Nanine Clement
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    Size doesn’t matter. Being small still could be fancy and modern. Though could not add everything because of limited space, creativity has no limit. A small modern kitchen usually use European stainless steel appliances and thin countertops. First thing to consider is storage space and sleek shape. Here are a few ideas to create fancy modern kitchen. Artistic small kitchen decor – Kitchen is main area to process foods you eat. It must clean and well organized to keep cooking process clean and healthy. For an artistic touch add some wall art above breakfast table. U shape small kitchen…
  • Natural Touch with Brick for Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:10 am
    Kitchen area should be built as easy cleaned area as possible. Smooth backsplashes may be better because ease to clean. However, a bit texture is good idea too. Beautiful design helps the mood of an area, so does the kitchen. Kitchen backsplashes are available in many shapes, sizes, and textures. Brick is the best one that has natural texture, irregular yet all pieces are same size. Brick has different colors and you can paint on it! These are some kitchen backsplash ideas. Red Bricksplashes – Combining modern and traditional material, red bricksplashes is an amazing mix of textures.
  • Art Deco Interiors for A Contemporary Style

    Nanine Clement
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:41 am
    Art deco styles has known in Europe in the early 20s century. Based on straight line geometrical and metallic color. It also use fashion trend and natural motifs. Art deco is one of the most influential style in design industry. A few art deco below will inspire your rooms. Take a look. Art Deco Living rooms – Decorating living room with art deco is about combining rich colors or elegant elements with zigzag lines and sharply angled and cubist forms. A contemporary touch yet stylish but remember to keep it not to crowded. Art Deco Dining Areas – Appearing art deco in dining room…
  • Wonderful Kitchen Bar Designs Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:34 am
    What make a kitchen bar wonderful? The design. Today we provide ten wonderful kitchen bar designs made from various material and touched by creatively extraordinary ideas. This would not only make it useful but also make it memorable. Wooden Kitchen Bars – A popular step for bring warmth and natural effect. Create a marvelous shape of kitchen bar like the picture showed. Streamline shaped complement, unfinished look of the kitchen bar with charming seats and an open area straight to the natural view is more than what you need. Its a plush. Metal Kitchen Bars – Metal is simple cut…
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    Chic Motif

  • Hawaiian decor – Island Chic

    mtakos
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    I am on vacation in Maui! It is warm and sandy here and I am relaxing from the grind. Maui reminds me a lot of southern Florida. Both are beautiful, hot, and full of tropical plants. Louvered Windows I see Louvered windows all over the place here. I have to say, they are really pleasant both to look at and to help bring the outdoors in. The condo I am staying in has one built into the front door. Does a screen door do basically the same thing? Yes. Is a louvered window in your door way more beautiful and less hassle? Absolutely! Unfortunately I am having a difficult time figuring out how to…
  • Add Some Exotic Moroccan Decor to Your Life

    mtakos
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:09 pm
    I love Moroccan inspired interior design. Where others quail at the the sight of bold colors and patterns Moroccan decor embraces it. In fact it smashes headlong into it. There is a romance and joyfulness in Moroccan style. Pottery Bold pattern and color are unified in Moroccan pottery. It is a fantastic opportunity to bring a touch of Marrakesh into your home. The commitment is low and the visual impact is very high. My favorite pottery tends to be the blue and white plates and tea cups. Maybe its because I have a fondness for Russian gzhel pottery as well. I like Moroccan vases in the more…
  • Declutter Your Bedroom In 15 Minutes

    mtakos
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    While you may only use it a few hours a day – and most of those hours you’re sleeping – nothing feels better or more restful than going to bed at night in a clean and clutter-free bedroom. What’s worse is that all that effort you put into decorating, all that money and time is for naught if your room is a pig sty. But it is possible to spend just 15 minutes giving it a quick decluttering when you get home from work or are done running errands for the day. Mission Declutter If you’re like most people, you avoid this area because most of your decluttering would have to take…
  • Small Bedroom Ideas for Bigger Living

    mtakos
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Photo by Dennis Jarvis Small bedrooms are difficult. Unless you lead a very austere life you probably wish you had more space. But fret not for here are some fantastic small bedroom ideas to maximize what you do have. Small Bedroom Ideas Paint First things first. Paint your walls. Whatever color your bedroom came with is probably not ideal. Even if it is ideal you didn’t choose it. There is no quicker, cheaper way to personalize a room than to paint the walls. So what color? Don’t fall into the trap of choosing your favorite color. You can absolutely have your favorite color in…
  • Housewarming Gift Ideas

    mtakos
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The standard housewarming gift of a bottle of wine or a gift card is a cop out. It says that you don’t know your friends very well or cant be bothered to think about them. It is possible that your friends just really love wine and gift cards. But if that is not the case then read on… Housewarming Gift Ideas: Print / Art When you move into a new space you start with bare space. You bring in your old junk and start trying to find places for it. All that old stuff is firmly linked to memories. A visual reminder linked to the new home can be a wonderful thing. Seek out a print or…
 
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  • Mind-blowing Wallpapers

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

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

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

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

    HomeLyst Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Music lovers who, out of respect for music, stop trying to learn how to play an instrument can be counted by the millions. And because nobody seems to be interested in picking up… Read More → La entrada The Musical Home I: Decorating with Musical Instruments aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
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  • A different take on winter blues

    Miriam
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    You’ve probably already guessed it from the title. This isn’t a post about the traditional ‘Winter Blues’. No, I thought I’d pose the question what you think about blue at Christmas. Why not ditch traditional colours like red, green or white & go for blue? I decided to browse around Pinterest and look for some ‘cool’ Christmas blues. Here is what I found… (from left to right: teal blue patterned wall with infusions of white, royal blue sheets, brown-teal chest, ice blue sofa, skyblue kitchen walls, pink & blue deer) All images via…
  • 10 Resources for WordPress Blog Themes

    Miriam
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you’ve followed CLI for a while, you know that I’ve got a bit of a design spleen when it comes to blog themes. Afterall, they reflect the personality and content of a blog. I often customise WordPress templates which I download from various platforms and independent designers. If you’ve struggled with finding a good blog theme in the past, then I hope this post will give you some ideas where to find good ones (premium & free). Themeforest I’ve downloaded many blog themes including my current one from this site. You can find lots of independent designers and…
  • German Vanillekipferl

    Miriam
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    With Christmas being less than 12 days away, I wanted to share this little recipe for German Vanillekipferl / Shortbread with you. It’s a traditional German Christmas recipe also known as Vanille-Walnuss-Kipferl. There are many varieties but I prefer this one with vanilla and walnuts. Ingredients for 1 portion 1 egg yolk (medium sized egg) 50g walnuts 50g icing sugar 100g butter (or alternatively, Stork) 125g plain flower 2tbsp icing sugar for decorating salt some flower for the worktops Preparation Part 1 Crack the walnuts and chop their cores until you get a fine powder. Extract the…
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    LotesHomex.com

  • 15 Stunning Indoor Christmas Light Displays

    Ray Zach Palmer
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    Christmas light displays can give a visual beauty at the time of Christmas Eve. Because Christmas Eve was a miraculous night in every year-end. So if you want a eye-catching decoration for those evening, we give you great christmas light decoration ideas from Christmas Warehouse which has been our collecting just for you. Enjoy this The post 15 Stunning Indoor Christmas Light Displays appeared first on LotesHomex.com.
  • 12 Amazing Country Kitchen For Minimalist Home

    Ray Zach Palmer
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Creating Country Kitchen, no need to be excellent chefs if you want have amazing kitchens. By adding some country style, you are able to create a warm and inviting ambience in your kitchen. Do you want to make those ambience to be real in your kitchen? Take a look at some of the pictures of The post 12 Amazing Country Kitchen For Minimalist Home appeared first on LotesHomex.com.
  • 14 Contemporary Garden Design On Urban Home

    Ray Zach Palmer
    6 Dec 2014 | 2:19 am
    Contemporary garden design to change your small garden be more modern-looking garden. Garden design appears as gardening land diminishing for homeowners who are live in urban areas. Why did it happen? Of course, because of limited land forcing the homeowner to match their personality and lifestyle with all modern garden view. Most of them do The post 14 Contemporary Garden Design On Urban Home appeared first on LotesHomex.com.
  • 17 Luxury Bathroom Designs For Fashionable Home

    Ray Zach Palmer
    29 Nov 2014 | 4:04 am
    Luxury bathroom designs for fashionable home, keep in mind that not all glitz comes from something expensive. Hence, to designing a bathroom into a luxurious bathroom is not as difficult as you think. Recently, home design architecture dedicated more space to create a bathroom. Why do they give more space to the bathroom? The reason The post 17 Luxury Bathroom Designs For Fashionable Home appeared first on LotesHomex.com.
  • 15 Colorful Kids Bedroom Designs

    Ray Zach Palmer
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    Colorful Kids Bedroom Designs to make your kids enjoying their bedroom. There are several ways you can do to create beautiful kids bedroom designs, however it's different story if you want to create a cozy bedroom for your kids. All kids love the element of cheerful, happy and interesting for their bedroom design. Due to The post 15 Colorful Kids Bedroom Designs appeared first on LotesHomex.com.
 
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  • 20 DIY Creative Table Ideas for Christmas

    Aleksandra
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:13 pm
    The month of December brings with it the beginning of the holiday season and the countdown for Christmas – the festival of hope and love. The entire year everyone waits eagerly for this beautiful festival. Families come together, exchange gifts and golden memories of sheer happiness. Lot of planning and detailing go in deciding how [...] The post 20 DIY Creative Table Ideas for Christmas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 15 Creative Living Room Storage Ideas

    Carolyn
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    The living room is where we entertain our guests and thus, it is the first area in our house that people would see. If your living room is cluttered, then that would create a bad impression for your entire home. The great news is that there are now lots of creative living room storage ideas [...] The post 15 Creative Living Room Storage Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas For 2014

    Shahana
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:08 pm
    The merriment is just around the corner with 25th December coming soon when people all over the globe will be celebrating the joyous festival of Christmas. Hence, it is a must that I, as your friend and guide help you choose Christmas tree ideas that will make your festivities rock. Christmas tree decorating is one [...] The post 50 Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas For 2014 appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 15 Modern Teenage Bedroom Furniture Ideas

    Carolyn
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:13 pm
    If you are redesigning your teen’s bedroom and you want to infuse a modern flair to it, then you should definitely check out these 15 modern teenage bedroom furniture ideas. From beds, bookshelf, side tables, cabinets and more, these furniture ideas will certainly make your teen’s bedroom to look impressive. 1. Hanging Loft Beds If [...] The post 15 Modern Teenage Bedroom Furniture Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • Bathroom Countertop Ideas and Installation Tips

    Ultimate Home Ideas
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Gone are the days, when people would ignore bathroom designing or for that matter give it any lesser importance. Bathroom Countertops have become an integral part of interiors with focal point being functionality. Even though functionality, maintenance top the choice for countertops, fashion too plays a role. Should you opt for the popular granites or [...] The post Bathroom Countertop Ideas and Installation Tips appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
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    ProFlowers Blog

  • Why We Love The Scents of Christmas

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:32 am
    Sugar cookies, Christmas trees and gingerbread make us nostalgic for Christmases past. Learn more about top holiday scents and why we identify with them.The post Why We Love The Scents of Christmas appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Infographic: Holiday Decorating Trends

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Real or fake? Decorate before Thanksgiving? You have your opinions when it comes to holiday decorating. Does everyone agree?The post Infographic: Holiday Decorating Trends appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • How to Choose Flowers for Every Occasion

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:53 am
    Learn the symbolism and connotation of flower types and colors to help you in choose just the right arrangement for the occasion with this handy infographic.The post How to Choose Flowers for Every Occasion appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • 2 Clever DIY Gift Wrap Ideas Using Flowers

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    Wrap your presents in homemade gift wrap that is just as lovely as the gift itself, with these 2 DIY's using flowers from your holiday bouquet.The post 2 Clever DIY Gift Wrap Ideas Using Flowers appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Quiz: What’s Your Home Décor Personality?

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    Take our quiz to learn more about your personal home décor style! Then, find out the best way to decorate for the holidays!The post Quiz: What’s Your Home Décor Personality? appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
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  • Say It With A Sign

    Boogie's Boutique
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
    Image Source: Paul Romijn Signs | The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop, Philadelphia, PA | Mostlyitaly Every now and then, you will see a business sign that will attract your attention because of their skillfully arranged lettering and images.  Where I live in Virginia near Old Town Alexandria, many of the boutique shops and restaurants have beautiful signs that hang from the brick facades of the older buildings, adding character and personality to the streets and surrounding neighborhoods. It’s not surprising that many of us would love to bring that same instant character of a vintage…
  • Give it a Try

    Boogie's Boutique
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
    “It’s Impossible” said Pride.  “It’s Risky” said Experience.  “It’s Pointless” said Reason.  “Give it a Try” whispered the Heart. ~ Author Unknown. Image Source: Ascozyascanbe Filed under: Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Sayings, Words of Wisdom Tagged: Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Sayings, Words of Wisdom
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Boogie's Boutique
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:41 pm
    May the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year. Happy Thanksgiving! Image Source: HGTV Filed under: Holiday, Inspirational Quotes, Thanksgiving Tagged: Holiday, Inspirational Quotes, Thanksgiving
 
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  • The Simple Answer to Decorating your Bedroom Walls

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

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

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

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

    Daniela
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:11 pm
      It’s time to add style to your little girls bedroom I’ve searched the web and compiled a list of fantastic little girl bedrooms with awesome wall decor ideas. When decorating a kid’s room durability is important. But that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style! I’ve included examples from luxurious to crafty rooms, and I’ve ranked the cost to recreate each wall decor idea (from $-$$$). Here are ideas to create a gorgeous little girls bedroom (no matter what your budget is):   Idea #1: Large Framed Artwork Source: Domaine The daughters of…
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