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  • 10 Tips: How to Create a Laid-Back Thanksgiving, Northern-California Edition

    Remodelista
    Sarah Lonsdale
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photographer Julia Spiess of the blog Dinners with Friends is German and, like me—a Northern California Brit—is not fully vested in the whole tradition of Thanksgiving. We make good guests and bring great side dishes, but the idea of cooking a turkey in November just seems wrong (to me, that's strictly a Christmas day affair). Looking for inspiration for a more laid-back approach to the day, we turned to Brit expat Maxine Gilbert, owner with her surfer/chef husband, John Gilbert, of the Parkside Cafe at Stinson Beach, half an hour north of SF (and accessed via a somewhat…
  • Local Heroes: 15 Made-in-America Kitchen Classics

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    Janet Hall
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    We work hard to source our food locally, but what about the tools we use to prepare it? Here's our collection of all-American accessories that deserve a place in your kitchen.  Above: Despite all the advancements in kitchen equipment, the classic American-style wood rolling pin is still the baker's staple. We like hand-turned designs, such as the simple Shaker Rolling Pin (right), from Vermont Rolling Pins; $75 in maple.  Above: Another classic for bakers, the Jacob Bromwell All-American Flour Sifter offers tried-and-true sifting technology; $84.99. See…
  • Nostalgia Now: New Kitchen Basics from Falconware

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    Christine Chang Hanway
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    For those with nostalgic leanings—and this time of year who doesn't have them?—Falcon, UK purveyor of enamelware since 1920, has branched out into Fabricware, a line of kitchen linens designed to look right at home with the company's classics. Above: Falcon's Fabricware collection—tea towels (shown here), aprons, and oven mitts—are produced by a small weaving mill in Lancashire, in the north of England. All are made of cotton and linen and are available in colors that match Falcon's enamelware: Pigeon Blue, Pillar Box Red, and white with blue trim. Above: The Falcon Fabricware Tea…
  • Historic Farm Converted Into Welcoming Contemporary Retreat in La Cerdanya, Spain

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    Lavinia
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    Dom Arquitectura completed an impressive historic farm rehabilitation in the eastern Pyrenees, at the border between France and Spain. The small village of La Cerdanya is surrounded by fields and meadows where agriculture and farming are the main activities. Breathtaking views of the hilly landscape make this plce a natural paradise. The client commissioned Dom Arquitectura to convert a haystack, a barn, a warehouse and a small house into a welcoming home and several guest pavilions. The architects kept the volumes of the existing buildings, rehabilitating their facades and roofs and…
  • The Well-Dressed Table: 5 Ways to Fold a Linen Napkin

    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you're looking for a way to step up your table-setting game this year, why not try your hand at one of these clever, folded napkin designs? Whether your table setting is formal or casual, here are five distinct ways to create a unique and chic place setting sure to impress your guests. READ MORE »
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  • Barrier-Free Bathing: Top Five

    Ali Morris
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Sitting flush with the bathroom floor, these shower stalls and drainage systems are not only visually neat and easy to install but also provide easy access for wheelchair users, prevent mildew and bacteria growth in the floor joints and facilitate thorough cleaning. Part of Duravit’s DuraPlan line by Frank Huster, these flush-fitting shower trays allow for installation after floor tiles have been set. A height-adjustable frame makes it possible to achieve a perfectly-suited space for the tray, while its outlet can be precisely positioned by means of a template. Duravit’s new…
  • At Healthcare Design Conference 2014: New Designs by Kimball® Health

    Alicita Rodriguez
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Kimball Health, a new division of Kimball Office, is debuting this month at the Healthcare Design Conference 2014. Three new collections, as well as a sleeper chair, a treatment chair and casegoods, will be on display. Kimball Health has developed its healthcare line with flexibility in mind, so it can meet the needs of patients, their families, and healthcare workers. Innovative Details, Multiple Functionalities, and Cupron Antomicrobial Material With a focus on evidence-based design, Kimball Health products offer innovative details, multiple functionalities, and a wide variety of options.
  • Out of Africa: Hospitality Trend

    Ali Morris
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    We round up five of our favorite furniture and surfaces designs inspired by the graphic patterns, sculptural forms and hot colors of Africa. Inspired by African wood carvings, the Binta armchairs by Swiss designer Philippe Bestenheider for Moroso are upholstered in a patchwork of wax fabrics traditionally worn by Senegalese women. The hand-painted, solid-beech cabinet by African design studio Dokter and Misses features graphic decoration inspired by Burkina Faso’s mud dwellings. The form of the Dish Coffee Table by Bainbridge Island-based design studio Grain, takes inspiration from…
  • Industrial Park ColorBody Porcelain by Daltile

    Alicita Rodriguez
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Daltile has integrated patent-pending technology into its new slip-resistant Industrial Park ColorBody Porcelain. The company’s new StepWise™ Technology makes this product ideal for heavy commercial applications, including interior ramps. <!—more—?With “a dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) that is among the highest in the market,” Industrial Park provides performance and beauty. Intelligence Underfoot: StepWise™ Patent-Pending Slip-Resistant Technology Industrial Park is available in solid colors with randomly placed colored flakes. Inspired by terrazzo and…
  • Trim Tables: Contract Trend

    Ali Morris
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    All launched this year, these side tables each prove that less is more with simple round tops and thin metal frames.  Designed by Danish-Italian duo GamFratesi, the TS tables were part of a new collection of furniture launched by Danish brand Gubi earlier this year. Available in three heights, the TS tables feature a black lacquered frame topped with a circular marble top in a choice of Bianco Carrara, Nero Marquina, Verde Guatemala or Marrone Emperador. Elisa Strozyk’s metal-framed tables feature round ceramic tops in different liquid glazes, which were mixed together by rotating…
 
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  • DIY Project: Paper Ranunculus

    Grace Bonney
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes, I wish Instagram was a real person so I could shake its hand and give it a huge hug for the endless amounts of inspiration it provides. From discovering great new home tours, photographers and florists to talented DIYers, I am constantly screengrabbing things and sending them to myself to follow up on later. This week’s final DIY project before the holiday is one I’ve been excited to post for weeks. I follow a number of crafters online, but few inspire me as much as Susan Beech. Susan’s Instagram account, A Petal Unfolds, is full of beautiful paper flowers. Most…
  • After the Jump: How to Make the Most of the Holidays for your Business

    Grace Bonney
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The holidays are here and more often than not, they get the best of us. It’s not only stressful for shoppers and travelers, but for business owners, too. Independent artists, designers, photographers and makers of all sorts have an endless sea of craft fairs, holiday markets, sale and giveaway options that can lead to huge sales and a boost in brand exposure but can also lead to confusion and opportunities that don’t always fulfill their return on investment. So for this week’s radio show, I invited one of my favorite artists, potter Nic Newcomb, on-air to talk about the business…
  • Thanksgiving DIY Project: Clay Napkin Rings from BTW Ceramics

    Grace Bonney
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Part of the fun of Thanksgiving for me is having everything be as homemade as possible. It adds to the coziness of friends and family coming together simply for the joy of each other’s company. I love the idea of all that tasty homemade food being surrounded by as many homemade decorations as possible. It makes the day that much more special and memorable. To add a little pizazz to this year’s Thanksgiving spread, I made striped napkin rings (from affordable polymer clay) that give each table setting an extra pop. Depending on how adventurous you’re feeling, the napkin rings…
  • In the Kitchen With: Chef and Steward’s Jamaican Jerk Turkey

    Kristina Gill
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Not having whole turkeys readily available where I live has forced me to try alternate protagonists for my Thanksgiving meal over the years. This year, however, I’ve decided to try to find a turkey and to make it something I’ve never tried before. Kari Heron of the blogging team Chef and Steward gave me a great idea for Jamaican Jerk Turkey. A Jamaican expat living in United Arab Emirates – who better to get such a recipe from? If you like spicy, this is definitely a dish to try. Just think about the sandwiches you can have the next day (they are my favorite part of…
  • Thanksgiving DIY Project: Mirrored Place Setting

    Grace Bonney
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    I love setting the table, but it is extra wonderful during the holiday season. Whether you are going all out with family for Thanksgiving or just having a casual Friendsgiving in the next few months, add a little extra sparkle to your table with these fun, geometric mirror placemats. Mirrors sometimes get a bad rap on the table, but with a cool triangle pattern etched on top, you can take it from tacky to trendsetting. They are super simple to make and add that extra level of interest to the table. How impressed will your guests be when you tell them you made them? The best part about the…
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  • Shop Houzz: Host a Dazzling Dessert Party (65 photos)

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    The holidays sure can be hectic, so why not skip the work of a dinner party and focus on the best part of the meal: dessert? It’s easy to host a dessert party where your table looks as delectable as the treats. You’ll be all set with tips from the event-planning duo Little Miss Party of New York...
  • Houzz Tour: Traditional Shingle With a Modern Soul (12 photos)

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    When a couple starting their family decided to build a home, they wanted everything new and fresh for the next exciting chapter in their lives — raising children. Their new home has a traditional shingle-style exterior out of respect to the historic area and cobblestone street, but architect Colby...
  • Living Room Meets Dining Room: The New Way to Eat In (12 photos)

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The dining room is usually the first thing to go when shrinking a space plan down to the modern compact size so often seen in condos, townhomes and other smaller dwellings. Faced with fitting your life into less square footage, how do you still fit in three square meals a day comfortably? The...
  • Great Design Plant: Chamaecyparis Nootkatensis (5 photos)

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Conifers are great additions to any garden where they will grow. They introduce elegance and structure to the landscape. When flowering perennials are done and have disappeared for the season, these stalwart workhorses mind the garden until spring. Certain conifers go even further by acting as living...
  • Make Your Own Mini Advent Village (22 photos)

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    As the big day approaches, what could be sweeter than opening up a little treat-filled Advent house each morning? Follow this step-by-step guide to create a unique village that will keep the little ones — and not-so-little ones — entertained on the countdown to Christmas.
 
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  • Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallcoverings For Romo Black Edition

    decor8
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    Contemporary, joyful elegant. Those are the best words to describe this gorgeous collaboration between English painter, Jessica Zoob, and textile design firm, Romo Black Edition. I stumbled across her fabrics and cushions thanks to Michael Berger at local antiques dealer Galerie Bongartz – a favorite shop in Hannover with the most gorgeous antiques from Europe expertly curated and on display for purchase. What originally lured me into Galerie Bongartz several years ago was a stunning vintage disco ball hanging near to their entrance – they won’t sell it (or else I…
  • Good Design by Lassen

    decor8
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Have you ever played “Spot the ____” when you look at blogs, on Pinterest, or in deco mags? Oh my god, try it sometimes, it’s such a riot! Like try “Beni Ourain Rugs” or “Jonathan Adler pottery”, “Eames chairs” or “Tulip Tables”! Trust me, it’s addictive. One thing you’ll see in almost every Danish home mag, and you can definitely play this game when you flip through one, is “Spot the Kubus 4!”. I swear almost every Danish home has the iconic Kubus 4 candle holder from by Lassen. And now, the matching…
  • Holiday Gifts From Small Labels With Heart

    decor8
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:34 am
    I’m having so much fun working with makers in my decor8 shop! It’s been really easy to manage and a lot of fun to curate. I’ve pulled together a fun Hollyday Shopping collection with a festive happy theme (not your traditional evergreens and reds, so be warned!) if you want to check it out. And below, I have a few of my favorite things in my home that I plan to use and enjoy for this season and beyond like the gorgeous handmade ceramic bottle by Texan ceramicist Keith Kreeger, hand thrown in Austin who happens to be a Martha Stewart American Made Finalist this year. Nice!
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  • The 18th Maggie’s Centre is a Tranquil Prefab ‘Treehouse’ for Cancer Patients

    Lidija Grozdanic
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    Read the rest of The 18th Maggie’s Centre is a Tranquil Prefab ‘Treehouse’ for Cancer Patients Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "natural materials", cancer patients, England, facade design, Maggie's Centre, natural light, Resort, skylights, treehouse, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, wooden facade
  • Roaming Charlie Cart Project Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Every Classroom

    Nicole Jewell
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Teaching children about nutrition and eating well may be a logistical nightmare for some schools, but with a new concept called The Charlie Cart it doesn’t have to be. Inspired by the chuck wagons of American pioneers, the roaming cart is a fully-stocked mobile kitchen complete with enough equipment, lessons and training materials to get kids cooking in the classroom. Read the rest of Roaming Charlie Cart Project Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Every Classroom Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carolyn Federman, cooking and nutrition programs, Edible Schoolyard Project,…
  • Grow Fresh Herbs in Style with the Ecofarm Aquaponics Starter Kit

    Inhabitat
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Growing fresh herbs at home is a popular way to bring greenery indoors, but what if you could turn that spot of gardening into an educational activity for the family? Enter the Ecofarm, an aquaponics starter kit that combines a pet fish tank and grow bed into a single stylish and space-saving design. The nearly closed loop ecosystem inside Ecofarm works by pumping the ammonia rich fish waste into the grow bed, which is then absorbed by the hydroponic plants. Designed by Dutch company Ecobird, the Ecofarm set is currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter. + Ecofarm Kickstarter The…
  • Tinywood Homes Come with Their Own Hot Tubs in the UK

    Bridgette Meinhold
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Read the rest of Tinywood Homes Come with Their Own Hot Tubs in the UK Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", eco design, eco rentals, eco-travel, green architecture, Green Building, green design, micro house, small space living, Sustainable Building, sustainable design, tiny house, tiny wood homes, tiny wood houses, tinywood homes, tinywood houses, UK
  • Sweden’s Most Sustainable Office Building Will be a Plus Energy, Jewel-Inspired Landmark

    Lucy Wang
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Read the rest of Sweden’s Most Sustainable Office Building Will be a Plus Energy, Jewel-Inspired Landmark Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "office building", "sustainable architecture", bicycles, Juvelen, LEED platinum, LEED Platinum office building, plus energy architecture, plus-energy, Skanska, Solar cells, Sweden, Uppsala, Utopia Arkitekter
 
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  • 10 Designs That Incorporate The Rule Of Three

    Shelley Little
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    What is the rule of three and how do you use it to design your home? Image Source: JK Leyman You have probably heard this statement before—Always follow the ‘Rule of Three’ when decorating your home. What is this mysterious rule of three and how do we incorporate it into our home—and aren’t rules meant to be broken? Most designers will tell you that the rule of three was put into effect due to the fact that an odd number of items looks more natural and less forced than an even-numbered grouping.  Why is this? Well, mostly because too much symmetry makes a room…
  • Follow Freshome on Instagram !

    Mihai
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    After lots and lots of people asked us about our Instagram account we’ve finally  joined the highly addictive world of Instagram! Are you on there? If yes you can follow us at @freshome. And if you don’t have the app, you can still see our photos here. The post Follow Freshome on Instagram ! appeared first on Freshome.com.
  • Historic Farm Converted Into Welcoming Contemporary Retreat in La Cerdanya, Spain

    Lavinia
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    Dom Arquitectura completed an impressive historic farm rehabilitation in the eastern Pyrenees, at the border between France and Spain. The small village of La Cerdanya is surrounded by fields and meadows where agriculture and farming are the main activities. Breathtaking views of the hilly landscape make this plce a natural paradise. The client commissioned Dom Arquitectura to convert a haystack, a barn, a warehouse and a small house into a welcoming home and several guest pavilions. The architects kept the volumes of the existing buildings, rehabilitating their facades and roofs and…
  • Original Thaï Boxing Hall in Paris Exhibiting a Fresh and Friendly Design

    Lavinia
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    La Belle Equipe is in an original Thaï boxing hall located in a charming Art Nouveau building in Paris. The unconventional sporting venue was envisioned by two friends (former Thai boxing champions) who wanted to keep their passion alive. Remy & Julien commisioned Spray Architecture to develop a place different from the traditional gyms, where boxing enthusiasm share their knowledge in a friendly atmosphere. The existing space was split in two levels, each having a height of over three meters each. A reception area, a desk, a cloakroom and individual tutoring space were created on the…
  • Fab Prefab House Overlooking Panoramas of Sonoma’s Rolling Hills 

    Ada Teicu
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture‘s latest project is this Cloverdale prefab home design resting in Sonoma’s hilly landscape. This prefab home is model “Element 3″, with a square footage of 2,280 and a spacious, open nature. Built by Method Homes, this prefab home shelters three bedrooms and three bathrooms, an open living/dining/ kitchen space, an office overlooking green plains, a ground level patio and sunny roof deck to connect it to the outdoors. With a reversed floor-plan featuring the living room upstairs, inhabitants can enjoy sweeping views…
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  • Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Design Curator Ronald T. Labaco

    allie@dwell.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Design Curator Ronald T. Labaco Written by  William Lamb November 25, 2014MAD Museum curator Ronald Labaco shares the products he can't live without. What’s your go-to host gift?Even before working at MAD, I used to go to the store there specifically for Ed Wohl’s Bird’s-Eye maple cutting boards, so there’s no sense in breaking tradition. Plus, it’s ultraconvenient as a last-minute thought.Bird’s-Eye maple cutting boards by Edward Wohl, from $102. What’s your go-to host gift? Even before working at MAD, I used to go to the store there…
  • Transportation of the Future—Or Past? One Artist Captures Retro-Inspired "Flying" Cars

    allie@dwell.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Transportation of the Future—Or Past? One Artist Captures Retro-Inspired "Flying" Cars Written by  Allie Weiss November 25, 2014French artist Renaud Marion has created a mind-bending collection that depicts futuristic "flying" cars, based off of classic, 20th-century models. Marion shot the majority of the cars against the backdrop of Geneva, and then manipulated them so they appear to be levitating. “I looked for architecture dating from the 1970s; for me that’s retro-futuristic," Marion said. "The buildings had to be imposing, massive and graphic.” Click through the slideshow…
  • Beautiful Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv Transformed into Hotels

    allie@dwell.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Beautiful Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv Transformed into Hotels Written by  Gemma Price November 25, 2014Tel Aviv’s UNESCO-inscribed White City, a neighborhood that houses some of the city’s more historic Bauhaus architecture, is undergoing a revival: as gorgeous boutique hotels and eateries have moved in, it’s become one of the city’s most desirable places to hang out. We take a tour of some of the area's noteworthy lodging options. View Slideshow Originally designed as two separate apartment buildings in 1925, The Norman hotel brings them together: one half features…
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Tech Geek

    William Lamb
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Tech Geek Written by  William Lamb November 25, 2014Help the technology nut on your list stay up to date with one of these snazzy gadgets and accessories. S Plus sleep monitor by Resmed, $150 at resmed.comSync this bedside device with a smartphone and answer a few simple qusetions about your day at bedtime, and wake up the next day with a detailed sleep-cycle breakdown, complete with suggestions for how to get a better night's rest.  Image courtesy of Resmed. For all of Dwell's editor-curated gift guides, check out our archive.
  • Lee Broom's Logic-Defying Marble Tube Light

    Kelsey Keith
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Lee Broom's Logic-Defying Marble Tube Light Written by  Kelsey Keith November 25, 2014The British designer's elevated exploration of marble—seen in a series of exquisite lighting pieces—makes its U.S. debut at The Future Perfect. Lee Broom's marble Tube Light, from the designer's Nouveau Rebel collection, is now sold at The Future Perfect for $5,310. The handcrafted take on the old fluorescent tube is a technical marvel: it's milled from one piece of Carrara marble to less than a quarter-inch thickness, then filled with an LED strip that, when illuminated through the white marble,…
 
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  • Twill Tablet Case

    Katie
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Maybe your tablet case is looking a little worn down and beaten up, in which case you should drop $20 to get a very simple new one from Everlane. The exterior is 100% cotton twill, the interior 100% twill-fused lining, and it has thinly padded sides to protect your precious. And, hey, $20 is such a steal, you’ve got no excuse to not look professional when you bring your tablet to meetings. Designed to fit a standard iPad 10.75” W × 8” H -Thinly padded interior -Metal zip closure
  • Origami Wine Tote

    Katie
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    Oh, how to protect that valuable bottle of wine whilst trekking across town or perhaps even continent, as the case may be? No paper bag will do, that’s for certain. The folds of this Origami Wine Tote insulate and protect a bottle during travel and then compress down for storage. The neoprene material further softens any possible blows and adds to the bag’s appeal. Design studio BUILT Protects one 750mL-1L bottle. Comes with a to/from tag for a gift-giving occasion. Hand wash and drip dry. From our archives; originally posted Apr 15, 2013. Price and link updated.
  • Crest Bottle Openers

    Katie
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    Hey, what should you get someone that’s fond of their bottled beverages? A special bottle opener, of course. This collection of solid brass openers by Fort Standard use a minimal amount of material to get the job done, and, since they’re too pretty to be tucked away in a drawer, there’s the option to leave them out on the table or on a wall hook for display. Cast in solid Brass. From our archives; originally posted Aug 29, 2013. Link updated.
  • Herman Miller Holiday Sale

    Katie
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    The Herman Miller Holiday Sale begins today- 15% off storewide for a limited time. Just to tempt you, the Eames Storage Unit you see above is usually $3,149.00, but with the sale, it’s $2,676.65. Maybe you can gift yourself an iconic piece for the holidays, or else drop very big hints to Santa. You’ve worked really hard this year, after all.
  • Balise Pendant

    Katie
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Atelier de Troupe is hitting the right sort of note with their Balise collection. Just take a look at the pendant: a little retro Jean Royère inspiration moved this fixture from ‘quiet modern’ to ‘quiet-yet-playful-modern’, and that’s the secret winning combination when it comes to sophisticated interiors. Four 6″ ball glass shades hang side by side to make a 36″ width, 40″ drop height pendant, which fills a space above a dining table or kitchen island perfectly. The Balise Sconce, $585, is shown alongside the Balise Pendant in the photo above.
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  • Old Apartment Transformed With an Entirely New Interior

    Delana
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sanno Mansion, a cutting-edge (for the time) rental apartment building, was built in Fukuoka, Japan in 1965. Between then and the early 2000s, the building fell into disuse and disrepair. Although the building was outdated and a bit dark, it had a good atmosphere and personality. Nano Architects remodeled Room 407 by combining the existing apartment with additional units to create a much larger apartment home. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Redesign, Remodel, Recycle: Rustic Modern Home Interior Minimalist (Re)Model: Modern Warehouse Loft…
  • Extra Shirt Button Clips on For Thread-Free Quick Fix

    Delana
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Everyone should know how to sew a button onto a shirt - that's just a basic life skill. But losing a button tends to happen at the least convenient time, and you may not always have a sewing kit with you. Designers Yeon Hee Jung and Kyung Soo Kim created a simple, thread-free solution. The Clip Button, as you may gather from the name, simply clips onto the shirt where the missing button should be. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Old Clothes, New Threads: Color-Matching Sewing Machine Ancient Architecture + Modern Costume Jewelry-Making =…
  • Behold Beauty: Mirrored Vases Let Plants Admire Themselves

    Delana
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Greek mythology gave us the unforgettable story of Narcissus: the remarkably handsome hunter who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. He was so enamored of his own appearance that he could not leave it and drowned there. Now, a genus of perennial flowers bears the lovely lad's name. Playing off of the combined themes of plants and reflections, Polish design team New Craft have created a series of hand-crafted vases that allow beautiful plants or cut flowers to admire their own reflections. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:…
  • Nesting: Egg-Shaped Divider Defines Cafe, Gallery + Studio

    Delana
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    A young couple in Musashino, Tokyo built this small, unassuming-looking home directly across from the lush Nogawa Park. They weren't just looking for a home; they wanted to build a space that was an art gallery, a studio, and a community café. They hired architects Flat House to help them realize their vision. In a complete reversal of most home layouts, the couple asked the architects to designate only a small area on the upper floor for their personal living quarters. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Complex but Contextual: Unique Curved Modern…
  • Steampunk Addition Brings Retro-Futuristic Flair to Farmhouse

    Stephanie
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    An ordinary traditional farmhouse in Ghent, Belgium appears to have a retro-futuristic spaceship docked beside it, ready to take off into the air. The rounded, copper-clad extension comes complete with submarine-style glass port holes, described by architects Atelier Vens Vanbelle as "a cocktail of science fiction and nostalgia." Not only does this highly unusual, stylized home addition accommodate an extra bedroom and bathroom, it also hides a private grassy-floored balcony. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Stitched Together: Extension Highlights…
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  • Thos. Moser and The Cumberland Collection - Maine Meets Scandinavia

    Susan Serra, CKD
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I visited rural Maine last fall, at the invitation of the folks at Thos. Moser to experience the entirety of the Thos. Moser brand, from design to the crafting process in the factory to viewing the pieces in their beautiful showroom. The new Cumberland collection brings this experience full circle to me. During the year following that visit, every time I thought of the experience of those few days spent in Maine, which was week after week, I was overwhelmed. I was overwhelmed by the people, the processes and the incredible detail of their work along with their dedication and the brand…
  • Customize Your Countertops With Concrete

    Susan Serra, CKD
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    My colleague, Laurie Laizure, founder of the Google+ Community: Interior Design Community sees products, talks to manufacturers, designers and others in the design community every day and one of those products is concrete, which we see used in so many different ways in home design. Laurie has shared with me that she has a "thing" for concrete, and here are her thoughts on this interesting material. Thanks for your insights on concrete, Laurie! In Laurie's words ... I have a confession. Born and raised in New Hampshire (also known as “The Granite State”), it feels a little wrong…
  • Miele Appliances - It's Really All About The Food

    Susan Serra, CKD
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Last fall I attended a press event in Seattle with representatives from Miele, in part, to be up close and personal with Miele appliances via an extended and relaxed cooking session, the focus of the 2 day event. What I didn't expect was that the entirety of the event would be one soulful experience after another which blew my mind, and I'm very serious, so this post may be a little emotional, expressive, and whatever else comes out into text. I'm here to tell you that Miele, that precision engineered, sleek, elegant, highly designed, upscale brand, has a whole lot of soul not so far…
  • Tile Trends 2014

    Susan Serra, CKD
    23 Feb 2014 | 4:49 am
    Having just returned as a guest of Tile of Spain, after attending Cevisama, held in Valencia, Spain, one of the largest tile industry shows, I have compiled a list of tile trends you will want to know about NOW. Just a note - have you seen Tile of Spain's website? It's GOOD - filled with information, quick ship products and easy and fast to navigate. Worth a mention and a visit. Based on studying my images (over 3,000), here are the tile trends that I spotted on the show floor. Many are continuing strong trends from previous years. Other peripheral trends, at an early stage, are venturing…
  • Tile of Spain - Tradition and Innovation Defined

    Susan Serra, CKD
    20 Feb 2014 | 7:40 am
    Last Week I was a guest of Tile of Spain on a trip that immersed our small group in Spanish history, culture, and tile innovation as we attended the fantastic tile fair, Cevisama, an image of the fair below. To experience Spain in this 360 degree way allowed me to connect the dots from historic art and tile to modern, quite incredible architecture, to innovative food still grounded in tradition, to stunning, modern tile design and impressive technological advances in tile, all of which has shown me that there is a great energy and spirit for design across many disciplines. The desire and…
 
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    ::Surroundings::

  • Bold backdrops

    Linda Merrill
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    I've long wanted to do a bold mural or wallpaper background in a space - either my own or a client's. I seriously considered doing something here at Nook Cottage, but I have a lot of art to hang and not a lot of wall space, so the mural concept hasn't come to fruition. But, it hasn't stopped me from collecting some great image ideas.  Wallpaper from Mr. PerswallDesigner Jarlath Mellettvia House to Home. Photography Katya De Grunwaldsource unknown. Map from Toys R Usfrom Laqfoilsource unknownDesigner Raji Radhakrishan for Kips Bay show house featuring a photo mural of a painting by…
  • Outlander: The Glassware

    Linda Merrill
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Found 'em! One of the most asked questions I've received since I started doing posts on the Starz Series "Outlander" was about the glassware. I will admit I was surprised that blown glassware would have been typical during the period for an outpost such as Castle Leoch, but there's no doubt the glasses they used are period appropriate and very beautiful. I received a nice email yesterday from Mark and David of Georgian Glassmakers in the UK letting me know that they were in fact the makers of the beautiful wine glasses and also some of the bottles used in the series!This glass #51 is…
  • Veteran's Day: Gary Sinise Foundation - R.I.S.E. - Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment

    Linda Merrill
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of my favorite celebrities is Gary Sinise. I've long had a crush on him (love me a cute red head!) but beyond that, he's dedicate his life to helping our active military service members, veterans and most especially those who have sacrificed so much so the rest of us can go about our daily business in safety.One of the Gary Sinise Foundation initiatives is to build smart homes for severely wounded veterans so that they can live the most "normal" lives possible. The technology available is remarkable, as is the dedication of all the volunteers and donors to this amazing program. By the end…
  • Ruby Lane's Holiday Magazine

    Linda Merrill
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ruby Lane is one of the world's largest online marketplaces for vintage and antique goods including art, furnishings, jewelry, silver, crystal and more. I was asked to select a favorite item from their offerings to be included in their holiday issue of Ruby Read, their digital magazine. Here is the online listing for the Royal Danish Bar set that was my selection.  It's unfortunately way out of my current budget to buy for myself - but I'm keeping it in mind for someday!If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • Design & Architecture Resources

    Linda Merrill
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Interior design and architecture is a world of details, historical facts and mathematical figures. There's a lot to know. I wanted to be sure to share my Pinterest Board called Resources and Info where I collect infographics on all kinds of subjects, including: Styles of Chair BacksOptimal dimensions for light fixtures over a tableSofa shapes and historical detailsThere's so much more, so, please feel free to follow my board and re-pin any items you find useful. Even if you don't have a Pinterest account, you should be able to access the board and download any of these images as needed.I'm…
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    Decorating Diva

  • STYLE SKETCH: One Piece/Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; 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 &#38; 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 &#38; 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.
  • Thibaut’s Resort Collection: Fresh, Vibrant Colorful Decorative Fabric & Wallpaper

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I just love Thibaut’s Resort collection of distinctively designed wallpapers, fabrics and upholstered fine furniture pieces – all dressed up in delectable colors bursting with...The post Thibaut’s Resort Collection: Fresh, Vibrant Colorful Decorative Fabric & Wallpaper appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • 220 Elm: Discovering Fabulous Contemporary European Style at the High Point Market

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Maison et Objet, Ambiente, International Contemporary Furniture Fair and I Saloni – all design shows at which one expects to find contemporary European furniture, decor...The post 220 Elm: Discovering Fabulous Contemporary European Style at the High Point Market appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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    Material Girls Blog

  • Genevieve Gorder’s NYC Home

    Rebecca-NY
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    We all know how busy the HGTV star Genevieve Gorder is designing fabulous spaces around the world but did you know that she’s been working on her own masterpiece that she can finally call home?  For years she has lived in the top floor of a small Manhattan brownstone built in 1853 but when the unit next door became available it only seemed right to purchase it in order to combine the two.  Through many hurdles she was able to merge the spaces over an 18 month period, which for those of you who know, is a long time for what seems like a fairly simply project.  The results, which…
  • DIEM Opening Night Party

    Jill-LA
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The annual DIEM event kicked off last week with an opening night party at the Phyllis Morris showroom in West Hollywood. It was great to see design friends in anticipation of the next day’s symposium events. At the opening night party, with (L-R): Christian May of Maison21, me, Sara of Decorative Carpets / Lulu & Georgia, Ryan Farber of the West Hollywood Design District, and his girlfriend Brooke of Brooke Mason Photography. And having fun with the boys, selfies with Joel of Cote Jardin Antiques and Christian of Maison21. It was also neat to be featured last week on the West…
  • Sheats Goldstein Residence, A John Lautner House

    Jill-LA
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:19 pm
    I recently had the opportunity to tour an iconic home, designed by famed architect John Lautner, and referred to as the Sheats Goldstein Residence. The house was built between 1961-1963 and sits atop Angelo View Drive in Los Angeles. The original home belonged to the Sheats family and was then purchased by James Goldstein in 1972. The house blends with the landscape in it’s organic form merging indoor and outdoor living. A unique quality to the home are the “drinking skylights”: the coffered ceiling living room is pierced by 750 mini skylights. The home uses cross…
  • A Visit To Kohler, WI and Blogger Round Up

    Jill-LA
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Kohler Bloggers Conference headquarted in Kohler, WI. We enjoyed two nights at the Kohler owned American Club Resort and got a behind the scenes factory tour in addition to visits to the Kohler Design Center and Kohler Communications offices. The offices of Kohler Communications. The chic lobby entrance at the Kohler Communications building. Color, sinks, and faucets are all on display at the Kohler Communications headquarters. Thought it would be fun to share some of the posts of the other bloggers that were also in attendance: {via La Dolce…
  • The McKinley “As seen on Californication” House in Venice

    Jill-LA
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Last month I attended an event at probably one of the most interesting architectually designed homes, quintessential of California living, in Venice, CA. The home is more noticably recognzied as being featured on the hit tv show Californication. The architect is David Hertz and it is also his home. The event was hosted by Adorne, makers of switch plates and wall plates, that offer a seamless minimal contemporary design, a perfect fit for the McKinley House. I truly felt very “at home” here! Beyond the entrance is a living room, with a secondary “sunken” family room…
 
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    Remodelista

  • Gift Guide: For the French Chef

    Janet Hall
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    For cooks, avid eaters, and design purists, here's our list of gift-giving ingredients to please Francophiles of all stripes.  Above: To aficionados, nothing compares to sea salt hand-harvested from the northern French coastal area of Guérande in Brittany. La Vie Rustic adds a twist with fruit-infused Guérande salts in two varieties: Sel d'Abricot (shown) is made with dried Blenheim apricots from California, while Sel de Figues features sweet Sultan de Marabout figs; $10 each. Above: The French secret to soft, spreadable butter? A French Ceramic Butter…
  • 10 Tips: How to Create a Laid-Back Thanksgiving, Northern-California Edition

    Sarah Lonsdale
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photographer Julia Spiess of the blog Dinners with Friends is German and, like me—a Northern California Brit—is not fully vested in the whole tradition of Thanksgiving. We make good guests and bring great side dishes, but the idea of cooking a turkey in November just seems wrong (to me, that's strictly a Christmas day affair). Looking for inspiration for a more laid-back approach to the day, we turned to Brit expat Maxine Gilbert, owner with her surfer/chef husband, John Gilbert, of the Parkside Cafe at Stinson Beach, half an hour north of SF (and accessed via a somewhat…
  • Nostalgia Now: New Kitchen Basics from Falconware

    Christine Chang Hanway
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    For those with nostalgic leanings—and this time of year who doesn't have them?—Falcon, UK purveyor of enamelware since 1920, has branched out into Fabricware, a line of kitchen linens designed to look right at home with the company's classics. Above: Falcon's Fabricware collection—tea towels (shown here), aprons, and oven mitts—are produced by a small weaving mill in Lancashire, in the north of England. All are made of cotton and linen and are available in colors that match Falcon's enamelware: Pigeon Blue, Pillar Box Red, and white with blue trim. Above: The Falcon Fabricware Tea…
  • Local Heroes: 15 Made-in-America Kitchen Classics

    Janet Hall
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    We work hard to source our food locally, but what about the tools we use to prepare it? Here's our collection of all-American accessories that deserve a place in your kitchen.  Above: Despite all the advancements in kitchen equipment, the classic American-style wood rolling pin is still the baker's staple. We like hand-turned designs, such as the simple Shaker Rolling Pin (right), from Vermont Rolling Pins; $75 in maple.  Above: Another classic for bakers, the Jacob Bromwell All-American Flour Sifter offers tried-and-true sifting technology; $84.99. See…
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Entertaining for a Crowd

    Janet Hall
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    With Thanksgiving—and the whole holiday season—suddenly upon us, it's time to think about stocking up on party essentials. In the long run, if you entertain frequently, it's much more economical to buy than rent. We've sourced tabletop items that are versatile, durable, and readily available (in case you need overnight shipping). Glassware Above: A set of 12 Party Goblets are $19.96, marked down from $24.95, at Crate & Barrel. Above: For large parties, Ikea's Svalka White Wine Glasses are good to have on hand in multiples; $4.79 for a set of six (marked down to $3.86 for six…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Clever Paint Tricks That Totally Make a Room

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Never underestimate the power of paint. It’s one of the quickest and most gratifying ways to change a room’s appearance, without spending a lot of money. But before you start covering every inch of your walls, check out these creative and unconventional paint jobs that show a lot of restraint, but are all the more interesting for it. READ MORE »
  • Fun & Festive Gifts For Under $25 — Holiday Gift Guide From Apartment Therapy

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    You have loads of gifts to buy, but you also have a wary eye on your wallet. Don't despair! There are tons of budget-friendly gifts available for under $25 that are sure to suit everyone on your holiday list. Here are ten inexpensive but fun favorites: READ MORE »
  • Etsy House Pops Up in London — Design News

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Next week, Etsy opens their first pop up shop in the UK. Etsy House will feature workshops and products from Etsy sellers across multiple categories: art, home decor, bath & body, clothing, jewellery, furniture, stationery, and more. Located in London's Convent Garden, Etsy House is open December 5-8. READ MORE »
  • SPONSORED POST: Tech the Halls: 10 Holiday Gifts for a High Tech Home — Amazon

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    With new devices to digitize every corner of the domestic space, there's never been a better time to help make someone's home a little smarter with the gift of gadgetry. We've rounded up a list of our favorite home tech gadgets for gifting, from connected Crock-Pots to smart power outlets. This Year's Top 10 Gadgets for Gifting READ MORE »
  • The Well-Dressed Table: 5 Ways to Fold a Linen Napkin

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you're looking for a way to step up your table-setting game this year, why not try your hand at one of these clever, folded napkin designs? Whether your table setting is formal or casual, here are five distinct ways to create a unique and chic place setting sure to impress your guests. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Giveaway Day 7: DESU DESIGN Lithos Platter

    Becky
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:24 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 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 the gorgeous DESU…
  • Giveaway Day 6: Two Great Items from twig+nest

    DesignPublic.com
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:43 pm
    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. Today marks the second week of 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 double whammy. twig+nest is giving…
  • Designer Interview and GIVEAWAY! Something’s Cookin’ in the Modern Play Kitchen

    Becky
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Clark Davis, owner, designer and also self-proclaimed “minion” of Sprout. The company is rolling out fantastic new products with playful modern style, and this one arrived on our site just in time for the holidays. It’s the Sprout Modern Play Kitchen, and parents, we promise, it will not take you four frustrating hours to put together like the one my parents got me 30 years ago (Davis says it takes less than ten minutes to pop this baby together). “We tried to fit a lot of function into a very simple product,” Davis…
  • Giveaway Day 4: The Fatboy Edison the Petit Lamp

    Becky
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:31 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. Today marks day four of our giveaways, and today’s prize is the Fatboy Edison the Petit Lamp. This modern cutie is great to have around at all times, providing a great glow. But it’s even better to have when the power goes out or you want to take the party outside,…
  • Giveaway Day 3: The Principals Liquid Body Flask

    DesignPublic.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    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. Today marks day three of our giveaways, and today’s prize is the The Principals Liquid Body Flask. This is not your grandpa’s flask. It looks kinda like super-futuristic luxe adult version of a Capri Sun because of its cool molded shape. It fits up to 6 ounces of…
 
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    Home Design Find

  • A Magical Dream Resort on Xálima Island

    Susan Kraemer
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    Daniel Martin Ferrero, principal of Martin Ferrero Architecture, designed the dreamlike Xálima Island House. Ferrero created the astonishing render as “a poem to the horizon framed by the sea.” The building sits atop a rocky cliff on an imaginary island created by the artist. The atmospherics are extraordinary. The incredible renders of the impossible structure suggest a future in sci fi movies. Perhaps a Shangri La set for a new James Cameron movie. The design is just totally over the top… a sort of all-out fantasy architecture. A video that swirls you on an amazing tour through…
  • Design Dilemma: 5 Ways to Up Your Home’s Cozy Factor for Winter

    preynolds
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:05 am
    Contemporary Family Room by New York Architects & Building Designers Axis Mundi As we move into chillier, darker, shorter days, we naturally start considering ways to make home feel warmer, cozier, more comfortable. And cozy, in our opinion, has everything to do with comfortable surfaces to curl up on, as well as softer textures and textiles everywhere to soften hard edges. The idea is to create a nice, fur-lined box for icy winter days. So here’s what’s on our wishlist this winter: 1. A  big comfy sectional. Nothing is better at breaking that winter chill then having a…
  • Olson Kundig Live-Work Studio in Spain

    Susan Kraemer
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects has designed the live-work home of a photographer and his family in the Spanish coastal town of Sitges. In Studio Sitges, Tom Kundig pursues his macho signature; large scale, raw concrete and rusty Corten steel. The entrance in rusted Corten steel offers a large — or a normal size — entrance. A huge door pivots on its center while a smaller door pivots inside it. The inventive and macho door captures the casual energy of this cosmopolitan beach town thirty minutes from Barcelona, and just three blocks from the Mediterranean sea. Kundig adopts…
  • A Magnificent Porch Renovation on Fire Island

    Susan Kraemer
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    NYC architecture firm Bromley Caldari Architects razed the original front of a small house facing the beach on Fire Island and rebuilt it as a double-height cube containing an air space with hefty framing timbers. Inside the big macho rough-framed porch is a more delicate internal porch-like space – its delicate bleached color palette suggesting driftwood and pearly shells. Beyond that, an open plan great room for cooking, eating, reading, talking and hanging out, is also now completely open to the seascape in front of the house. At the far end is the kitchen, where a side wall of…
  • When Busy Design Works – Arty House with a Staccato Rhythm

    Susan Kraemer
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    There is a tremendous amount of graphic interest in extensive trellis work in this single family renovation by John Grable Architects. The busy dappling of a retained old oak tree is repeated in shadows on the pool and in an abundance of little trellis outcroppings. All the arbors and overhangs have the effect of filtering the light and reducing solar gain. Building on the clients’ and the architect’s shared love of ecologically informed design, heritage oak trees were protected during construction and entirely preserved. The house is sustainable; powered by solar roof panels,…
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    Bloesem

  • 25 ripe picks for Green Thumbs

    Bloesem
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Our 25 ripe picks for Green Thumbs Continuing with our weekly gift guides, this week we have 25 picks for the lovers of all things green. Think planters, gardening equipment, planting kits and much more! And our personal favourite, this cute little tea light candles that moonlight as mini planters. Also comes in blue, green and pink and in 2 different sizes. .. Bloesem holiday gift guides
  • All of our favourite things

    Bloesem
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:45 am
    You might have heard about our Christmas pop-up: Bloesem's Christmas pop-up Date: 28 and 29 November 2014 At the Bloesem Shop (59 Eng Hoon Street #01-79) & Bloesem studio (77 Seng Poh Road #01-81) From 10am to 8pm Join in the Holiday festivities this Friday and Saturday at both our shop and studio located in Tiong Bahru (around the corner from each other). We'll be doing special Christmas wrapping for all purchases, as well as calligraphy gift tags. In true Bloesem fashion, we'll be serving some yummy snacks too! So come on down and celebrate an early Christmas with the…
  • A home for your things

    Bloesem
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:36 pm
    These cute little house boxes are the latest product to join the Famille Summerbelle family. They come in 4 colours - black, blue, pink and mustard. Boy are they a great way to hide all the little knick knacks that we naturally have in our room, can't throw them away.. so these adorable houses are the perfect solution. Find a home for all of your items...  And not forgetting these amazing paper cut beauties..  .. Famille Summerbelle 
  • Some things I liked this week

    Bloesem
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    If you can't join us for our Christmas pop-up, you'll still be able to do your online shopping.. Comfy quilt covers help you drift off to dreamland.. Adorable Christmas cards anyone would love. Are you on the hunt for the perfect 2015 agenda? May we suggest this agenda. Nutcracker Christmas greeting cards Perfect chairs for any room Delicate bracelet.. Handmade kitchenware always tells a story.. 25 of our favourite gifts for babies These colorful postcards.. Steal like an artist.. very inspiring Xo, The Bloesem Team
  • Shop Stop: Moooi in Amsterdam

    Bloesem
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    We first featured Moooi in the most recent issue of the Bloesem Gazette, where we invited Anouk from Make History to share her favorite hot spots in an Amsterdam City Guide. We love their use of vibrant colours within the showroom! They showcase an interesting mix of lighting, furniture and interior accessories so well in the space that you can't help but want to bring home a piece to add to your own collection. For more interesting spots around Amsterdam, do have a look at the Amsterdam City Guide in the Bloesem Gazette. .. Moooi .. Bloesem Gazette
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    2Modern Blog

  • On Target: 2Modern Holiday Gift Guide

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Discerning tastes demand mindfully chosen gifts, and our Modern Gift Guide contains a well-rounded selection of contemporary gifts, carefully curated to include something to suit all ages—and budgets. Whether searching for a party-perfect hostess gift or a scene stealer for the modern decor fanatic; seeking out something special for the little ones in your life or targeting a prize for the gadget geek in the family, our Modern Gift Guide beautifully zeroes in on the most stylish gifts to help kick off the holiday season.
  • Disaster Style: Prepster Emergency Survival Kit

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Taking the notion of basic survival to absurdly stylish heights is the Los Angeles-based Preppi company, makers of the Prepster emergency survival kit, accurately defined as “a truly handsome bag stuffed with the BEST of everything you need in the event you find yourself in the worst.” Which means that 3-day emergency essentials—tent, waterproof matches, LED flashlight—are lumped in with useless luxuries—premium chocolate bar, luxury body cleanser, stainless steel whisky flask—all tightly packed into the kind of alluringly handsome bag that begs to be featured…
  • A Lisbon Home With A Bookish Twist

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    This meticulously refurbished Lisbon loft has plenty to recommend it—we could begin with its decadent size and sumptuously ornamental (circa 1893) ceiling, for starters—but it’s the space-dividing open bookshelf that caught our eye. No doubt, this spare-no-details renovation by Lisbon architectural practice AVA Architects had every contemporary demarcation (and storage) device at their disposal, but how nice that the owners chose, instead, to go with a time-tested mechanism that not only fulfills its space-defining intent, but does so by injecting into polished…
  • MAGIS Holiday Sale: Save 15% Nov 24 – Dec 15

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Just in time for the holidays comes our MAGIS sale, offering a range of inventive modern furniture designs that make ideal gifts for the contemporary design enthusiast. Choose from the best sellers featured above: the sculptural Stool One, with a striking geometric form that delivers an equally comfortable sitting experience, and the playful Spun Chair, a brilliant modern twist, if there ever was one—along with the entire innovative and colorful MAGIS range. Our holiday sale lasts through December 15th, and includes free shipping, so shop the MAGIS collection while this festive…
  • Artful Seats: Cheryl Ekstrom’s Steely Modern Chairs

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Metallics may be an industrial design trend, but artist Cheryl Ekstrom has something quite a bit more permanent in mind. With the Los Angeles-based artist’s startlingly realistic sculpture series, Stable Inhabitants of a Changing World, Ekstrom has taken some of the most recognizable and exalted forms in Mid-Century modern furniture—Charles and Ray Eames’ Lounge Chair, George Nelson’s Marshmallow Sofa, Arne Jacobsen’s Swan Chair, and that 60′s staple, the Beanbag—and given them added heft by painstakingly casting their likeness in stainless steel. A…
 
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • A Buyer's Guide to Leather Sofas and the Questions to Ask When Buying One

    Michael Landfair
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    Buying a new sofa can be an overwhelming process, especially with so many styles and colours available, where do you start? This article will assist you in purchasing the perfect leather sofa for your home.Choosing the colourOne of the first considerations you should make is practicality. If you have pets or a young family, then you probably won’t fancy spending your spare time wiping finger marks or dogs fur from a cream or white leather sofa. Black is a very versatile option, easy to maintain and fits well with the majority of décor styles. A brown leather sofa made from aniline leather,…
  • Tidy Up Tired-Looking Furniture with These Top Tips

    Michael Landfair
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Found on theboatwrightfamily.blogspot.comWith the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to clean your furniture so it’ll look good as new for gatherings with relatives and friends, not to mention, it’s good to have ready knowledge of how to clean your furniture when little elves with sticky fingers come to play! Fortunately, there’s no need to cut into your gift shopping budget and splurge on professional cleaning services. Keep reading to learn some easy ways to freshen up furniture without spending a fortune.Survey the StainsMost couches and soft armchairs…
  • From Mike: 5 Tips to Rock Your Sofa

    Michael Landfair
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    Mike writes at Fabnest:How many times have you been corrected when asked, “How is your day and you say good?” And there reply is, “You mean well.” I know, proper from improper can be a real pain.This diction analogy is similar when talking about couch vs sofa.  One word that is never used by interior designers is “couch.” A couch is a sofa. Sofas have gone by many names: Chesterfield, divan, settee, davenport, daveno, couch, but now only sofa.Read the rest at Fabnest
  • Mike Interviews Classic Woodwork Inc.

    Michael Landfair
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Classic Woodwork Inc is a high-end residential woodwork contractor based in Montreal. Recently, Simon Lacroix reached out to me via LinkedIn and introduced himself and his company to let me know about their work in NYC. I thought an introduction to his company was worthy of a post here on RenovatingNYC.
  • Uttermost Rugs

    Michael Landfair
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Estelle, Red Rugs Collection By Uttermost
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    Things That Inspire

  • The 2014 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays

    Things That Inspire
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
    It’s that time of year again!  The much anticipated Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays opened its doors on November 19, and is open through December 7th.  I was able to see the house on Monday, and it is full of beauty and inspiration. Here are some highlights of the spaces, although this barely scratches the surface – you will have to visit yourself to see all of the
  • A classic: White house, black shutters

    Things That Inspire
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    I have been reading about a trend for shutter-free houses in both new houses and renovations – perhaps a way to make a house look more streamlined and modern.  However, I have a love for shutters. I have a fondness for black shutters in particular, combined with a white house. There is something so classic and American about it – no matter what the architectural style (although a classic white
  • Favorite architectural feature: Porte cochere

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

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

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

  • A NEW GIVEAWAY IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Today, I am so excited to offer readers a chance to win a giveaway, thanks to our sponsor – SHED, THE ECLECTIC HOME.  Shed is an online shopping site HERE which sells home décor items and personal things like jewelry.   Shed, The Eclectic Home sells decorative items that you see in trendy magazines.  For instance, in Sally Wheat’s family room – she placed sheepskins over the back of her blue sofas.  I love her new décor!!! If you want a sheepskins – check out Shed’s:Shed’s sheepskins come in five different sizes!!Don’t want a real zebra skin because of…
  • Birmingham–Two Beauties

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:56 pm
      This summer Bravo TV (yes again – sorry, but I am so hooked on that channel!) premiered a new series called Jersey Belle.  The show starred a woman from New Jersey, half Catholic, half Jewish, who married a complete southern gentleman who lived in Birmingham, Alabama.  Jamie, the Jersey Belle and a fish out of water in Alabama, had to quickly make a new group of friends in Birmingham.   The show revolves around her trying to fit her Jersey brashness in with all the sorority-types who live in the upper class Birmingham suburb called Mountain Brook.   Above is…
  • House For Sale

    10 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
      A few years I showed a house in Dallas that was in Veranda and was subsequently pinned a million times, a sure sign of how much people loved it.   The house was designed by Lisa Luby Ryan who owns Vintage Living in Dallas and who does interior design all over the United States.  Ryan has been featured in numerous design magazines – and her own house has been shown multiple times, with each new decoration she undertakes.  I love Lisa’s style, but I especially love her ability to take a nicely designed room that is just a bit dated – and bring it into the new…
 
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    Atticmag

  • Royal Copenhagen Christmas Seal Tables

    Jane F
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Join me for our seventh virtual yuletide tablescape tour. The theme for 2014 is Royal Copenhagen Christmas Seal tables. The spirit of a children’s Christmas is the keynote for the annual display of lavishly decorated Royal Copenhagen Christmas Seal tables. And for the seventh year, Atticmag and I are pleased to join in this special celebration with a virtual tour of the event. As in the past, a prominent group of Danes are chosen by the legendary porcelain brand to create holiday tables using RC’s iconic porcelain patterns at the porcelain maker’s flagship store in Copenhagen.
  • Unconventional Fireplace Mantels

    Jane F
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Whatever their age or origin, fireplace mantels are as individual as the styles that inspired them. This is a tale of two highly unconventional fireplace mantels — one created with a special intent and  one antique used in a special way. One mantel is modern. One could not be more traditional. And yet each has unique characteristics that makes it memorable and noteworthy. As we approach Christmas, and mantels become a focus for holiday decorations, a closer look at this house feature seems natural. Eccentric or boho (bohemian) is how I’d describe the style of a carved and painted…
  • Minimalist Gallery Style Displays

    Jane F
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    If you’ve ever walked into a Calvin Klein boutique you’ve seen gallery style displays — white walls, floating shelves, and merchandise that repeats but without a hint of clutter. That minimalist aesthetic is intended to showcase the objects by presenting them without any distractions from the background. That’s why walls are inevitably white, edges are crisp and objects carefully arranged — ideas associated with art galleries. When gallery style displays are applied to a home it can be seen as clean — or spare. It’s a matter of perception. What’s indisputable is that few…
  • Red Backsplash Kitchen

    Jane F
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:05 pm
    This red backsplash uses glass mosaic tile  between cabinets like paint — from counters to ceiling. It’s rare to find the color red is used in a bold way to create a visual theme for a contemporary kitchen with no red cabinets. But the red backsplash in this Swedish apartment kitchen shows us how to do it impeccably. Essentially, this is a contemporary white L-shape kitchen, with white walls and white minimalist cabinets. So it’s logical to have red glass mosaic tile fill all the space between cabinets on both walls — like paint. I call this of counter-to-ceiling tile treatment a…
  • Kitchen Sink Bathroom

    Jane F
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    If someone told you they were doing a kitchen sink bathroom what would you think? I might think that bath would have “everything,” as the cliché goes. But in a New York apartment it’s literally a kitchen sink bathroom where a cast iron enamel farm sink is installed in the custom wood vanity. It’s rare to find a designer bath with a kitchen sink. But leave it to the Irish-born Clodagh, an interior and accessories designer based in New York. Clodagh also is a tile designer for Ann Sacks. “I like simple massive surfaces that people can put things down on,” was her…
 
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    The Finishing Touch

  • A Thanksgiving ready contemporary dining room

    Rachel Gill
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Contemporary Dining Room Are you getting ready for turkey and pumpkin pie? How about eating your Thanksgiving meal in this contemporary dining room? Modern Home Office by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Amy Lau Design
  • 2014 Black Friday Sales – Blinds.com Coupon Codes

    Abigail Sawyer
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    Turkey Day is approaching and we’ve got great Black Friday Sales all week long! It’s our biggest sale of the year, and we’ve got savings on top name brands like Bali, Levolor and Norman. The best selling Blinds.com Brand products are also deeply discounted, so take advantage of the deals before Cyber Monday and Cyber Week pass you by! Find all of the Blinds.com coupon codes below:                                 See All Sales Here! Have questions? We’re open Black Friday weekend! Chat with…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Mom and Dad

    Rachel Sloan
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Our next installment in the Gift Guide series, we’ve found the perfect picks for mom and dad! Whether they’re hard at work everyday in an office or being a super parent at home, we’ll help you find the perfect way to say thanks. Leather Purse- Shop Bop Makeup Brush and Earring Holder- Uncommon Goods Charm Bracelet- Things Remembered Musical Wine Glasses- Uncommon Goods Cookie Coffee Cup Warmer- Gifts.com Personalized Pillow Case- Customized Girl Painted Dipped Spoons- Liagriffith Sharpie Mug- Glued to My Crafts Blog Starbucks Gift Basket- Cherry Moon Farms Stackable Lunch…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Grandparents

    Rachel Sloan
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Grandma and Grandpa may be a few of the more challenging folks on your gift list. It’s hard to know what they’d like, and not feel like you have to spend an arm and a leg. We’ve got you covered with 20 picks they’re sure to love!    Keurig Coffee Maker- Keurig  Birdie Yarn Bowl- Uncommon Goods Garden Seat with Tool Storage- Uncommon Goods Personalized Cutting Board- Gifts.com Hardcover Photo Book- Artifact Uprising Personalized Yearly Calendar- Walgreen.com Personalized Family Names Piece- Best Bear Bunch  DIY Watercolor Mug Tutorial – Poppy Talk DIY Bath…
  • 2014 Gift Guide: For the Home Improvement Guru

    Abigail Sawyer
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Home improvement guru’s can be hard to buy for. What do you get for the person that can make anything? Here are our humble suggestions. For Her: 1. Gift card and recommendation to purchase MyDimensions app- iTunes 2. Cordless Power Drill- Lowes 3. Personalized Hammer- Etsy 4. Rotary Cutter & Self healing mat- Blick & Blick 5. Laser Level- Home Depot 6. Tool belt- Walmart 7. Pink Tool Box- Sears 8. Portable Air Compressor- Home Depot For Him: 1. Impacting Drill- Milwaukee Tools 2. Leather clip-on tool holder- Amazon 3. The Art of Fixing Things- Amazon 4. Car Wash Kit- Martha…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Holiday Sweater for Two + TOMS for Target Shopping List

    The Office Stylist
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Oh the holidays are officially here and I couldn’t be happier! What makes the holidays even more special is receiving this awesome TOMSforTarget holiday sweater for two. Yes you read that right, this sweater fits two people. I already have plans to take lots of pics at Christmas with several family members (little do they... View full post > Related posts: How I get into the Holiday Spirit + My TOMS for Target Holiday Wish List! The New Way to Shop Online-Target Threshold Shopping on Video Office Holiday Party doesn’t fit in your Budget? Here are 3 Fun Things to do instead
  • Designing an Officespace Inspired by your Favorite Handbag

    Sarah Weiner
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Shopping for handbags is one of my favorite past-times. Let’s be serious, what woman doesn’t love adding a new handbag to her closet? It is like a piece of artwork for your outfit. No matter what anyone says, you can always justify adding a handbag to your collection. Looking to give a little life to... View full post > Related posts: French Inspired Office Furniture- Favorite Picks! Inspired by Kate Spade Las Vegas: Color, Gold + Glam! Striped and Fabulous: How To Achieve My Favorite Look
  • Floral Prints for a Fabulous Space-Latest Trend I’m Loving

    Sarah Weiner
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Want to know what’s on my mind? Florals. If you ever looked at my office or home style, I don’t usually have a ton of floral prints or any at all. More often then not, I am more likely to use a stripe as my main pattern, something art deco or anything you’d find dark/stormy.... View full post > Related posts: Zebra Prints: Latest Trend We Love Leopard Prints: Latest Trend We Love Black Chandeliers: Latest trend we love
  • Easy DIYs for your Workspace- Office Door Makeovers

    The Office Stylist
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    For me, a DIY project needs to be quick and relatively painless. So, when I decided to try out a fun DIY in my home office, I wanted a project that would be easy to accomplish and that would make a big impact in my space. That’s when I decided to add a little jazz to... View full post > Related posts: 3 Chic Ways to Hang Art Prints in your Home or Office Stop that Door Barn Doors in an Office Space? YES please!
  • How I get into the Holiday Spirit + My TOMS for Target Holiday Wish List!

    The Office Stylist
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    As someone who is obsessed with Christmas (understatement of the year!) I’m beyond excited that it’s just around the corner! From holidays sweaters to decorating my house like a Christmas card, I am ready for the fun to begin! With that being said, I’ve already starting adding to my holiday list and I ALWAYS have... View full post > Related posts: Office Holiday Party doesn’t fit in your Budget? Here are 3 Fun Things to do instead Start your Holiday Shopping with Red Envelope Deskercise: Start Early to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • 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.        …
  • Red and Brass Dominant at Fall Highpoint Market

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    This Fall Market had to be one of the best! It was jammed packed with design celebrities and parties galore! I did my regular Design Finds #1-10 on Instagram and Facebook but what I noticed the most were the color and material themes. Everywhere you looked was brass, gold, brass!Here is Kelly Wearstler's new line for Visual Comfort - mid century cool as usual from Kelly. Gorgeous brass legged table from Mr. Brown. Honeycomb shape was hot too - this new lamp from Mr. BrownBrass combo with stone from Sherrill in the Mr. and Mrs. Howard collection. Red was the…
  • Richmond Symphony Designer House 2014

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

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

  • COCOCOZY BLACK FRIDAY SALE - 25% OFF

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    25% off everything in the COCOCOZY Online store! Coveting COCOCOZY products to make your home cozy and warm for the holidays? Well our Black Friday sale started early! Pillows, throws, candles,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PERFECT HELSINKI APARTMENT

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Love this small well edited apartment in Helsinki. Black and white Finland style. The Moroccan style Beni Ourain rug sets the stage for a clean modern apartment filled with classic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SHOP SUNDAY 11-23-14

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    NINA RICCI ARC CLUTCH (click here to shop) Time to do a little shopping this Sunday.  Probably the last Sunday of that year that I will be thinking of browsing the web for sweet things for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SOOTHING MODERN MELBOURNE APARTMENT

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Today I bring you a lovely apartment in the heart of Melbourne Australia. Grounded in neutral tones of gray and white with a hint of orange to add style, the apartment has a modern mid century edge... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PLATNER CHAIRS DESIGN INSPIRED & BLACK FRIDAY SALE PREVIEW

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Platner chair...an iconic piece of furniture first introduced in 1966 by American architect and interior designer Warren Platner (1919-2006) and Knoll.  A wire metal chair that makes a solid... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business

  • Who’s Missing From the Holiday Table?

    DesignSuccessU
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    By Drue Lawlor, FASID  Director of Coaching for DSU This is a time when nearly everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays, planning menus and preparing for out of town guests.  How many of you have used this opportunity to engage your clients in discussions about the various ages and abilities of their guests and how well their home accommodates [...]
  • How Will You Start Your New Year?

    Gail Doby
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    By Gail Doby, ASID Will you be disappointed with your results for 2014 and say “oh well, this year will be better!” (What is your plan for making it better?) Will you have a plan for success prior to your holiday break? (Budget and goals) Will you start the year with optimism and lose steam quickly because it seems too daunting to reach [...]
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    Simplified Bee

  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014

    Cristin
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Are you ready to shop?! There are tons of fabulous Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals out there I wanted to share with you. Check off your holiday gift list with these unbeatable sales! C.Wonder – Enjoy 40% off every little thing until 12/1. Love! Coco Cozy – Save 25% off all purchases on Friday 11/28. Joie – Take 25% off all purchases using promo code THANKS Kate Spade – Surprise Black Friday Sale with up to 75% off until 11/29.
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014 :: For Her

    Cristin
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. It’s true. Because the holiday season can be so hectic, I’ve already started to shop for family and friends. In fact some gifts are already wrapped! To avoid the stress that holiday shopping can bring, it’s always a good idea to get a head start. Last week I kicked off the holiday gift guides for 2014 with a focus on hostess gifts. Today, I’ve hand-picked items I adore and that would perfect for women of all ages. From a coveted Rebecca…
  • Friday Finds :: Cozy Winter Style

    Cristin
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. It’s that time of the year again! With winter’s chill comes the fun of bundling up in a comfy throw in front of a crackling fires while sipping hot cocoa. It also means that for many it’s essential to layer sweaters, coats and scarves to stay warm. Just because you are all bundled up, doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style. I’ve hand-picked five favorites – in timeless grays and black – that will keep you warm…
  • Design Crush :: Bradshaw Orrell Interiors

    Cristin
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    The clean, light and airy home designed by Bradshaw Orrell Interiors stopped me in my tracks. Featured in Traditional Home, the Greensboro, North Carolina house was recently transformed for a newlywed couple relocating to the south from Manhattan. Orrell describes how the couple’s exquisite artwork, heirloom antiques and natural light played a crucial role in the overall design. In addition, Orrell, a former furniture designer for Niermann Weeks and Baker, incorporated his own sleek custom-designed furniture. The result is fresh, elegant and has a new traditional flare. Simply…
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014 :: For the Hostess

    Cristin
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. (holiday table by camille styles) In just a couple weeks holiday parties will be in full swing (can you believe it?!) Whether it’s a family dinner, cocktails with friends or a large holiday party you mustn’t forget to bring a little something for the hostess. Struggling with what to give? Consider items that will resonate with your hostess. In the past I’ve given gifts I know the hostess will love including my favorite tea, cooking…
 
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • How to Style a Coffee Table

    Trudy Crane
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:51 pm
    I change up my coffee table and console table styling very often. It is such a fun thing to do and makes the room feel fresh and new. Here are a few ideas to help you with your own styling: 1. Use a pot of flowers layered into the styling. I like to keep flowers either very high or very low. The height of the flowers depends on the height of the other elements in your styling.  2. Use a tray to hold your styling together. I like to layer with a tray on part of the table and then layer outside it as well if you have space. 3. Layer with books. I like to have a stack of decorating or art…
  • Chic All-in-One Bathroom

    Trudy Crane
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
    You know the dream we all have of taking a rather large room in your house and turning it into the ultimate bathroom? Well this is what I imagine it could look like....subway tiles on all the walls, amazing black and white tiles on the floor. Love the shower space that looks like a rather large closet and of course there is the reading, library, shelving space in the corner. Certainly not traditional in any way, this is a wonderful makeover that has everything you could need. My only question would be.... why only one sink? Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country…
  • Small Space Style

    Trudy Crane
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    This  tiny space is soooo cute and really perfectly decorated for the size. They have used some small size pieces like the couch and coffee table mixed with some oversize pieces for impact...like the large light in the living room. I like the way they have used the dresser at the end of the bed, almost like a footboard...a great way to add a dresser when there is no space.  Have a great weekend! photo: Jonas Berg Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Stadshem
  • Black, White and Toffee

    Trudy Crane
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:41 pm
    I have posted about this colour combination before and I love it so much.This toffee colour usually comes in some form of wood, leather or rattan and it works so well off black and white. These are some super examples here of how you can incorporate it into your home. Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House Enjoy! Trudy xx via:bloodandchampagne.com, feedly.com, architecturaldigest.com, tumblr.com  
  • J Crew in Paris

    Trudy Crane
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Next year J Crew (one of my favourite stores...love Jenna Lyons) is opening in Paris for Spring 2015. To celebrate this J Crew held a little party to preview the collection...well I love the look of the collection but what about this location! Sigh...yes another beautiful apartment in Paris with fabulous chandeliers and amazing marble fireplaces. The styling on that fireplace is nothing short of perfection!  Stunning! Photos: Bryan Derballa. Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House Enjoy!
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    BLOG - Franki Durbin

  • For You: Spoil Yourself...

    franki durbin
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    Sorry. I can't risk a Christmas without carefully chosen goodies under the tree. Neither an you. Don't wait for someone to surprise you with those amazing goodies you desire. Indulge in a little luxury with personal gifts only you could think to give yourself. An edgy-chic keychain, a fab little set of ruffled undies, a spectacular fragrance guaranteed to liven up any winter day, a Saint Laurent leopard scarf (I die!) and the coffee table book you've been coveting for ages. Just get them. Enjoy them. Make sure you spoil yourself this holiday!  SHOP THE POSTLouboutin Book // YSL…
  • Perspective: Beauty is Everywhere...

    franki durbin
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Beauty really is everywhere. A fallen leaf, a silver drawer pull, a marble slab, a gnarled tree trunk, a puffy cloud. Be it man-made or natural, you've got to learn to see the beauty in everything around you. Are you seeing it? Are you marveling in it? Perhaps you even need to make some beauty on your own, hmmmm? Fresh flowers, a bit of gloss, a spritz of perfume and extra high heels will perhaps help you be the vision of beauty you wish to see in the world. Go forth and make things (and yourself) beautiful, everyone.Your precious life is waiting for you... 
  • For You: Luminous Lobes...

    franki durbin
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    Have I mentioned before that I love glamour? Perhaps once or twice? Ahh, yes. I thought so! Well these earrings from Alexis Bittar are super fabulous and - frankly - some of the most reasonably priced Swarovski adorned jewels I've see of late. I love the light-as-air look (much easier on the lobes) and the attainable price point (easier on the bank account). Don't you? The pave design and gorgeous golden tone metal will help you skip into the holidays in style. Alexis Bittar Pave Swarovski Earrings $175 via Neiman Marcus
  • Coveted Pieces: Holiday Dressing Gets Glam...

    franki durbin
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    Every once in a while something magical happens: a brand arrives on the scene making impeccably designed pieces in prices you can actually swallow. Yes, it's true. Hand-beaded dresses, tops and skirts painstakingly embroidered in beautiful detail can be yours for a reasonable price. Meet UK brand Needle & Thread. When you see the descriptions, most of the pieces are hand-embellished in India. The level of detail on each piece is on a level usually reserved for the Lanvins and Balmains of the world. I love the ethereal quality of the pieces and the fuss-free silhouettes. While…
  • Buon Weekend: Sundaze...

    franki durbin
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    Oh, Sunday. How I need you. Can I have two of you? My brain is simply not going to be capable of tackling difficult tasks today. Any "big plans" for the remainder of this weekend will consist of an intense yoga session, the longest & hottest shower I can stand and finally... brunch. Hopefully brunch outdoors.Happy Sunday to you. Please, be lazy. You need some downtime. We all do.  
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • DIY Painted Basket

    Chelsea Mohrman
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    Baskets are such a great household storage essential. However their simple neutral tones or shapes can get a little boring or may become outdated after time. Looking for something new and exciting? Avoid buying new when you can use ones you already have! Spice up your existing or outdated baskets with paint and some fun colorful geometric shapes!Here we added various sized circular and oval shapes in shades of blues, greens, and golds to our basket but you can create anything with this project. Go more modern and trendy with triangles or small pluses in a monochromatic scheme! Match the…
  • 22 Decorative Bird Cages – Repurposed And Improved

    Simona Ganea
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    Bird cages are interesting home accessories and have a ton of other functions apart from the main one. In other words, they’re not just for birds. Decorative bird cages can be used as accessories around the house and can be turned in all sorts of fun and unique accent pieces, including light fixtures, centerpieces or planters.A painted bird cage is excellent if you want to add a splash of color to your home. You can display by the fireplace, maybe even on the mantel if there’s room, on a table or you can hang it from the ceiling.Is it a bird cage or is it a chandelier? Well,…
  • Tufted Stuff For Decorating and Furnishing the House

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    Tufted furniture is sophisticated and sweet, delicate and charming and can be quite bold and modern in style as well. It’s versatile and a bit luxurious, and we’re huge advocates of using these accents and pieces around the house to furnish and decorate. From headboards to sofas, let’s take a look at some beautiful, real-life rooms using tufted stuff to inspire and transform!1. Tufted Desk Chair.A personal favorite of the bunch, probably because I have my own tufted desk chair, add femininity and style to your home office with a seat that gives a statement. For example, this…
  • Practical Closet Lighting Ideas That Brighten Your Day

    Simona Ganea
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:11 am
    Closets and storage spaces in general, besides being packed full with stuff, are also dark and gloomy, making organization more difficult. Finding practical ways to light a closet is always a challenge, regardless of its dimensions. We gathered a bunch of ideas that will hopefully inspire you.LED lighting.Light up the shelves with recessed LED strips. Its subtle, practical and energy-efficient, not to mention that this way each shelf will be illuminated individually, a great plus, especially for those at the bottom of the closet.{found on traciebutlerdesign}.Lighted hanging rods.LEDs are very…
  • 20 Fantastic Bedroom Color Schemes

    Stefan
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    The colors of a space probably have the largest initial impact on how you feel in that space. Are the colors soft and dreamy? Are they bold and vibrant? Are they muted and serene? The bedroom is a wonderful place to introduce a color scheme that fits the mood you want to feel most while you’re there. This is different for everyone, but the concepts behind selecting the bedroom color palette are pretty standard.If you’re interested in learning more about color schemes for bedrooms, and how to go about creating the space you want, read on. Hopefully you’ll find inspiration and information…
 
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  • Zephyr, refining the art of the cooker hood #BlogTourCali

    Andrew Dunning
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The humble cooker hood has a bad deal, it’s usually overlooked as an essential element of kitchen design. A standard stainless steel chimney is then specified or if you don’t want to see it maybe a hidden hood in a cupboard. An even worse crime is to just dismiss the requirement stating your room is large enough to cope without it or you will just open a window. To create a clean healthy kitchen good extraction is essential. As we include kitchen design in our services at APD Interiors it was really interesting to spend one of my evenings on BlogTourCali with sponsor Zephyr. At…
  • DXV, setting the way for a new American Standard #BlogTourCali

    Andrew Dunning
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As I design and specify many bathrooms I’m always interested in viewing new product ranges. Fixtures and fittings often go through many life cycles and we’ve recently seen products in an Art Deco style reintroduced by some suppliers. Also brass and bronze taps have started to appear in bathrooms again. One of the BlogTourCali sponsors this year was DXV, a new brand that was launched earlier this year by American Standard. The brand celebrates and represents the 15 decades that American Standard has been in business. In many homes across the USA you will find their products, they…
  • The joys of Steam #BlogTourCali

    Andrew Dunning
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    For a very long time I have appreciated of the joys of taking a steam bath. From regular trips to the magnificent Porchester Spa in London to the delights of Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall in Helsinki I understand how good for your health steam can be. So when BlogTourCali sponsor Mr Steam added a trip to a spa onto our itinerary I was the first person off our tour bus that day! The gorgeous Bacara Resort & Spa is located in Santa Barbara and after a short trip up the highway from Los Angeles we arrived around lunchtime for some ‘activity’ – yes, they made us work for our…
  • Room of the Week #BlogTourCali remembered

    Andrew Dunning
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Just over a week ago I returned from BlogTourCali so this week I have chosen a Californian living room as our Room of the Week. I really embraced and enjoyed the lifestyle in California. Outdoor living in eternal sunshine is pretty amazing and the homes are often designed to make the most of the exterior views. The huge picture window in this room allows the majestic sculptural qualities of the Aleppo Pine tree to be appreciated. This room features polished concrete floors that help to make the most of the natural light. While in San Francisco I spent an amazing evening with the…
  • Next stop San Francisco #BlogTourCali

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

    Studio M
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M Imagine a world where people gathered together in the living room not to watch television in the company of one another, but rather to keep each other company. I know it’s a scary, uncomfortable thought (just kidding!) but these close-knit sitting spaces were all the rage in the 1960’s due to the prevalence of mid-century modern design. One of the most groovy trends in interior design incorporated these stylish seating areas into sunken living rooms that encouraged entertaining. Thanks to popular television shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show and designers like Eero Saarinen,…
  • Holiday Gifts: Modern Gent

    Jon Peters
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Studio M It’s never too early in the holiday season to start shopping for the perfect Christmas gifts! I know that most people say buying gifts for men is a tricky task and most of the time I’d say that a majority of guys either don’t know or don’t care when it comes to giving out gift ideas to their significant other.I’ve decided to try and make it a simpler task by bringing you my most coveted Christmas gifts for your to grab your modern gentleman in time for the holidays. (above) Deco Barware Collection – Gold + Marble $63 Marbled Cheese Board Set, $98 Gilded Pretzel…
  • Coastal Living

    Richard Torres
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Studio M “To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour…” William Blake had the words to convey the idea of perspective. To most, the world would be described as a huge place with everything we know about life, living in it. But the idea the world being the size of a grain of sand in relation to everything else? Before Blake, the idea was not mainstream. It is with these types of thoughts that shape our mind’s understanding of all things around us at a macroscopic level. Designers and architects also…
  • Michelle’s Fall 2014 Style Report

    Studio M
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Studio M Autumn leaves and brisk cool air. Gracious southern hospitality at its finest. Friends, parties, seminars, tours, dinners, and networking. Showrooms decorated to the nines. The most spectacular new introductions from the home furnishings industry. Yes, I am speaking of the fabulous October High Point Market. Something I always look forward to! My personal top picks from this Market include: The dramatic color story of rich blood reds, mustard/saffron yellows, and peacock teals Materials ranging from acrylic and Lucite to malachite, onyx, and agate to burl woods Quilting…
  • Powder Bath Perfection

    Jon Peters
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M One of the things that I miss most about living in my place downtown was how new everything was. The building that I lived in was less than a decade old and was practically built for the young urban professional, with open floor plans that were great for hosting parties and having friends over. Without a doubt, one of the best features in the apartment was the powder bathroom. Not only was this small half bath convenient while entertaining, but it also allowed me to keep both bedroom doors closed and keep the party in the open living, dining, and kitchen area. From an interior design…
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  • Office Furniture

    bmthour
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    Treasury from: Modern Art Office Furniture Business Card Holder Recycled Wood Eames Era Inspired From: Andrew $21.00 Sideboard, Light Oak From: Beautiful Home $300.00 Mid Century Style Cactus Pot From: Andrew $28.00 Woven-Banana-Leaf Collapsible Storage Bin From: Beautiful Home $21.99 Tripode Floor Lamp From: DSG $1,050.00 Archer Espresso Coffee Table with Shelf From: Overstock $205.99 Classic Leather Club Chair From: DSG $287.99 Towering From: DSG $19.99 Swirl Square Indoor/Outdoor Pillow From: DSG $59.49 Barrister Chair From: DSG $638.87 Galaxy Art Color Swirl Glass Vase From: DSG $43.62…
  • How Modular Office Furniture Changed Interior Design

    Interior Design Style
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    Boring office settings are way over. They are most likely to be history by now. Thanks to the modular office furniture that emerged in this new era. More and more companies have come to realization that these pieces of crafted products are more efficient and effective for their business. These items come in partitions that people can assemble to create a good office ambiance. At the same time, office modular furniture has also made its way to alchemize the interior concepts of work settings in many ways. These changes are little noticed but they have huge impact on the business…
  • Three Ideas to Make Your Living Space Classier

    Interior Design Style
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    If you have ever seen a home design program on television, you have probably wondered how to make your living space look as classy and perfect as the ones designed by the professionals. It’s actually very easy to get a classy living space all on your own just by following some easy tips. Stick to a Colour Scheme The colour scheme for your living space should echo your own personality. Do not pick a colour scheme based on what you think a living space should look like. Your home should be comfortable for you first and trendy second. If your favourite colour is hot pick, you can…
  • How to Design a Small Outdoor Space

    Interior Design Style
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    When dealing with a small outdoor space, it can be difficult to make all of your design dreams come true. If you are envious of the massive in-ground pools, waterfalls, and large dining areas and outdoor fireplaces that you see in the magazines and on some of the most popular interior and exterior design sites because you don’t have the room to fit these into your own garden, fret not, as there are plenty of options after all. Designing a small outdoor space may be challenging, but the rewards will be worthwhile. Make the process easier with the tips below. Add Plenty of Beautiful…
  • Fibreglass, Vinyl or Concrete – Which is the Best Material for Your Pool?

    Interior Design Style
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    An inground swimming pool can turn your garden into an oasis. It may be more expensive to install than an above ground pool, however, it is almost always worth the cost. Not only can an inground pool transform the look of your outdoor space, but it can also express your creativity. When designing an outdoor pool, one of the most important considerations that you will need to make is regarding the building material. Inground pools are usually constructed from either fibreglass, vinyl, or concrete. This article takes a look at these three options and describes the benefits of each.
 
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  • Hot Listings: November 24 – 28

    TheRedPin Team
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal hot listings in the GTA that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! Apt-ph2203-365 Prince of Wales Drive Mississauga, Toronto Contact to Enzo Ceniti to Book a Tour Asking Price: $$339,900  | TheRedPin Rebate: $1,275 | Details: 2 Beds, 1 Bath 615 Oxford Street Mimico, Toronto Contact to Francis Malboeuf to Book a Tour Asking Price: $499,900  | TheRedPin Rebate:…
  • Suite of the Month for Howard Park 2 in Roncesvalles unveiled

    TheRedPin Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Located right in the heart of Roncesvalles Village at 60 Howard Park Avenue, Triumph Developments’ boutique style condo community, Howard Park Condos, has been a big hit with buyers. So much so that 95% of the first phase is already sold out! Condo hunters keen on nabbing a suite in the second phase of Howard Park Condos, currently in the pre-construction stage, still have plenty of options when it comes to their choice of floor plans. Just short of 50 to be exact. From studios to three-bedrooms plus den, and everything in between, units at Howard Park 2 range in size from 450 to 1,066…
  • RealNet Recap: Sales for new low-rise homes jumped 27% over last year

    TheRedPin Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    If you’re like many of today’s house hunters, you’ve likely considered delving beyond the typical MLS® search to look at pre-constructions and new homes. If so, it’s definitely worth taking a look at the hard numbers by RealNet’s New Homes Market Report for October, 2014. Overall, RealNet reported October as a solid month for the Toronto housing market, with a total of 4,044 new homes sold across the GTA – 6% up from the same time last year and 8% above the ten year average. Read below to get in-depth recap on Toronto’s new housing market October, 2014. Pedro…
  • Top 10 reasons Lotus Condos in Bayview Village is an outstanding place to live

    TheRedPin Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Bayview Village is traditionally made up of luxury, Georgian-style townhomes and bungalows, now the village has extended to include eye catching new mid-rise condos. Lotus Condos, a 12-storey project set to take shape in Sheppard Avenue East and Kenaston Gardens, is a reflection of the neighbourhood’s decade long transformation. Lotus is all about stylish living in an ultra wealthy community, and delivers that luxury feel in every suite to compliment your lifestyle. With direct links to the TTC’s Bayview station, along with a number of popular shopping and dining destinations, Bayview…
  • Ontario is considering e-signatures for real estate transactions

    TheRedPin Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    It’s no secret that the majority of today’s house hunters have options, thanks to living in a digital era. From kicking off their searches online and delving through real estate listings to finding their ideal, customer obsessed realtor, much of the process is now done over the internet. Yet when it comes to actually signing a contract, buyers still have to bust out the age old pen and paper. The Ontario government is now looking to change that, by considering electronic signatures to be legitimate when making real estate transactions. Requiring contracts to be signed in-person can…
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  • Elf, small oak cabinet bench recycled wine fermentation tanks, shoe storage by StilNovoDesign

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    875.00 USDSmall solid white oak cabinet/ bench made with recycled oak from used wine fermentation casks.Elf is a perfect combination of practicality, comfort and sophistication. This sturdy little cabinet is ideal to accommodate any type of storing and organizing needs and it can be integrated in any room of the house as a unique and handy piece of home décor. The slim slots between the staves allow good aeration of the cabinet, making it particularly suitable for shoes' storing.By using the natural arch of a stave from a hefty fermentation vat, we are able to create this particularly…
  • Gondola, recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder, 5 tea lights glass holders, cherry chocolate color by StilNovoDesign

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    99.99 USDThe ‘Gondola’ is one of our original creations. It has a trendy look and stylish silhouette that will harmonize with any interior design, from classical to contemporary.The red wine previously held in the barrels stains the upper side of the Gondola conferring its particular character to it and it’s complemented with a rich Cherry Chocolate stain. Other colors available on request.Our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.
  • The Fern, Kosher Menorah, recycled oak wine barrel staves candleholder, Eco friendly Candelabrum, Nine white porcelain holders by StilNovoDesign

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    295.00 USDOur exclusive ‘green’ candelabra are entirely made of recycled white oak staves from French wine barrels.This unique candelabrum 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 piece if a perfect fusion of modern style, organic vibe and classic elegance, very easy to integrate with any interior design.The eight candles are aligned at the same height in order to have the flames leveled, while the ninth in the middle stands a tad above the others, following the kosher…
  • The Dome, charming little stool, RECYCLED solid French white oak barrel staves by StilNovoDesign

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    89.99 USDOur small Dome stool is entirely made of recycled oak wood from French wine barrels.Although it was conceived as a footstool for classical guitar players, our costumers have often used it as a child's seat, meditation stool or to cleverly place it under the feet when seated at the computer for an extended period of time, in order to guarantee better posture and support. Due to its shape this piece is NOT suitable as a step stool (see ‘The Temple’ instead).We find that it can also be easily integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive piece of home decor.The top and…
  • Liquorish, recycled oak wine barrel stave shot glass sampler, 5 shot glasses by StilNovoDesign

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    79.99 USDLiquorish is a unique shot glass sampler, perfect to serve a selection of spirits/liquors in a very original presentation. Ideal for dinner parties, gatherings and tastings. Its stylish design will harmonize with any interior design, from classical to contemporary.Our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France. The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create. The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The red wine…
 
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • 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…
  • Make Your Foyer Fit Your Home

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Your home probably has several entries - front door, back door, garage door - but you only use one to welcome guests into your home. The front door in most homes opens into a foyer, a word derived from French and originally referring to a small room that separated the heated rooms of the house from the outside, keeping the cold out.Fortunately, central heating made that function obsolete. Today, a home's foyer serves several other important functions, not the least of which is giving your guests a glimpse into the style and character of the rest of your house.That's important, because…
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  • 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,…
  • Functional Design with a Modern Twist: Previews of KBIS 2015

    Florence von Pelet
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    With KBIS 2015 just around the corner, exhibitors are building the anticipation with a flood of innovative new products. We couldn’t help but discover a theme of modern & functional design found throughout the KBIS 2015 pressroom, two elements of design that we love. What is better than functional design that is sleek and sexy? The Lotus tub by Clarke Architectural achieves just that. The tub has a sensual and modern shape that just begs you to hop in for a dip. The unique shape is structured with a base that creates a contemporary twist on a classic clawfoot tub. The solid bath…
  • Let your Creative Juices Flow with Top Knob’s Newest Cabinet Hardware Contest

    Florence von Pelet
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Hey designers and architects! Be sure to check out Top Knob’s latest contest and unleash your inner creative genius. Here’s the rundown: Top Knobs wants to challenge you to create the next innovative hardware design. The rules are simple: Create a hand or digital drawing of your own idea for a kitchen cabinet pull or knob and upload your original design to the #TopKnobsChallenge Cabinet Hardware Design Contest page with a brief description. What are the stakes you ask? The winning prize is $1,000 and a $500 gift card for 2nd and 3rd place. What’s even better, if your design…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Trend Report: Brass

    Furnitureland South
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Brass isn’t going anywhere. The reemergence of brass within interior design began a few years ago and has continued to gain in popularity. At the most recent High Point Furniture Market, we saw the brass trend in full swing, from dining tables to drawer knobs! What is making brass so appealing right now? Well for starters, this isn’t your grandmother’s brass. When many people think of brass, they may only remember the heavy, uniform look of 1960’s-1970’s pieces, but oh, how times have changed!Many of today’s brass pieces are made with updated forms and sleeker silhouettes. This…
  • How to Pick a Pillow

    Furnitureland South
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    The days are shorter and temperatures are getting colder.  More than likely you have been enjoying the daylight in the morning and have struggled with coming home from work in the dark in the evenings. Due to changes in weather and sunlight, many people find that it is difficult for them to sleep well during this time.  Many people, particularly early risers, experience disruptions in their sleep cycle that can lead to them feeling unrested during this transitional time. In order to obtain quality sleep, it is no surprise that finding the right mattress is key. What many people overlook is…
  • Dinner is Served!

    Meg McMillan
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Fall is here and before you know it, the holidays will be too! For many of us, the holidays are a time for family gatherings, parties, dinners and entertaining. What better time to be thinking about your dining and entertaining areas and creating the perfect atmosphere for your guests! I recently competed in an episode of Space Off on The Design Network. My design challenge was to create a dining room space for a recently retired couple who loves to entertain their many friends, but also wants a place to have intimate dinners for just the two of them. They described their style as classic and…
  • Restoration Vintage Gallery Opening

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

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

    Nina Holst
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    I tiden før jul er det sikkert mange av dere som ber inn til festlige lag og julebord hjemme. I den forbindelse er det alltid hyggelig å ha noe spennende og godt å by på. Som dere kanskje husker så testet jeg Magimix le duo plus juiceren for en tid tilbake, og den er jo suveren å bruke nå i julesesongen når du skal tilby gjestene dine noe godt! Så denne gangen har jeg komponert en “Julefest-juice” som har en god blanding av sødme og bitterhet som jeg tror de fleste gjester vil sette pris på. Dessuten ser den jo smashing ut med den lekre rødfargen den får. Til 4…
  • New beauties from Fritz Hansen

    Nina Holst
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    In 2015 the Series 7 chair celebrates its 60 years anniversary, and Fritz Hansen mark the occasion by making two special editions of the chair only available in 2015. The two wonders are a masculine edition with a dark blue lacquer shell and powder-coated burnished legs, and a feminine edition dressed in pale pink lacquer with 24-ct gold-plated legs. There is only one thing to say: I WANT! Images: Fritz Hansen
  • Dream on Dreamer

    Nina Holst
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8  I  9   Today´s favorites in black, grey and wood from Stylizimo Shop! Links to all products above. Do you see anything you like? Collage by Nina Holst
  • A charming house for sale!

    Nina Holst
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    Our good friends are selling their charming house these days, and I have to share their lovely home with you, as I really love their unique and personal style. Notice how well they are mixing styles and using color to add personality to the rooms. This is a home with a big heart! I actually shared some photos I took at their garden party last summer here on the blog last year. You can see more of their lovely gardenparty here. Find the listing of the house to see more photos HERE! Maybe YOUR next home? Images: Finn.no / Gardenparty: Nina Holst
  • Landmark posters

    Nina Holst
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    With lots of walls to decorate in the new house I´m looking for something new to hang on the walls. I think the landmark posters from Studio Esinam is fabulous, but I can´t decide on which city to choose! Do you have a favorite? Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Brooklyn and Göteborg are all available in Stylizimo Shop. Do you need something new for your walls as well? You can find lots of products for the walls under the category Prints/Art on Stylizimo Shop. Images: Studio Esinam  
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  • Laidley Street Residence by Michael Hennessey Architecture

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

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

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

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

    Le Trung Thanh
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    This year for the first time, as an integral part of our ambition to encourage and nurture new design talent, John Lewis exhibited at Design Junction, a central event and vital element of the London Design Festival. We presented a curated collection based on our Design Collective credentials; a number of our existing in-house and collaborative designers were in attendance at the show, but also some young designers whose work we admired and recognised at this year’s New Designers exhibition. Design Collective is of course all about great design, but it’s also a grass-roots initiative…
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  • 2 Super Small Apartments Under 30 Square Meters (~325 square feet) [Includes Floor Plans]

    HD Staff
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    In a tiny apartment, everything must have its place and stay there. When you’re working with just a few square meters of floor space, there is no room for a spontaneous floor lamp purchase or a flea market bean bag. From concept to design to the actual living in the apartment, you have to be meticulous. The two apartments features in this post are just that. Each item has a purpose and a place. Frivolity is not an option, but style is required. The first apartment, from designer Felipe Campolina of ArchViz is a masculine take on small space design. The apartment is just 29 square meters…
  • Living and Sleeping Areas Exist in Harmony in these Comfortable Studio Spaces

    HD Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    When it comes to our concept of what constitutes a home – its living room, its bedrooms, its dining areas – it really depends on how we grow up. The suburban child may grow up with her own bedroom, canopy bed, and private en suite bath while a child in the city is used to sharing a bedroom with her sister and a bathroom with her parents. But still, most of us find the maximum comfort level with walls that separate the distinct areas of the home, particularly the bedroom. The designs featured here take the comfortable idea of a separate bedroom and challenge it. They are studio…
  • Cute Kids Rooms By Fajno Design

    HD Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    There is no better place to celebrate the joy of whimsy and play than in a child’s room. With designs that are colorful and vibrant, a room can serve to inspire a child’s creativity and make them excited to spend time there alone and with their friends. These children’s rooms from Fajno Design are each unique, but use playful, youthful designs to create spaces that will surely be enjoyed for many years. The wallpapers that the designers have chosen for these rooms are particularly notable. Though an infant in a crib may not be able to fully process their room’s design,…
  • Steel, Concrete, and Stone Home with Central Courtyard

    HD Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    When an architect is allowed the freedom to create a space that he knows will work for this clients, that level of trust comes through in the final design. Such was the case in this elegant modern home from architect Elias Rizo, who has indicated “thorough communication” and “complete trust” were essential in completing this home. The resulting structure is careful and calming, making every effort to ensure comfort and preserve privacy as well as the illusion of isolation, even in a neighborhood that sets houses close to one another. Beginning with a rear view of the…
  • Tamizo, the Masters Of Black & White Design

    HD Staff
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    The first design is a house located in Torun, a city in northern Poland along the Vistula River. The majority of the interior is done in deep gray, black, and blinding white. The resulting space is certainly sleek but manages to create its own energy. Clean lines and angular design are a focal point, but subtle textures in the brick and concrete walls create a lot of visual interest. Further, the black and white style can run the risk of feeling a bit too buttoned up as if from the dystopic future. Whimsical elements like a single electric green chair (we’ll see this become a theme) and…
 
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  • $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…
  • How to Fake a Bathroom Renovation

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

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

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

    Anchal Bhatia
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:53 am
    It’s no brainer that traveling during the holidays can be notoriously busy, stressful, and expensive. But, don’t let long lines, invasive security scanner, and unexpected challenges leave you distressed or get your down. Use our holiday travel tips to make life easier and happier as you journey to and from your destination. Helpful Tips and Tricks for Holiday Travel Holiday travel this year? Look at these helpful tips! Leave Early for the Airport This might sound obvious, but during holiday season, much of the trouble you will face revolves around the security check-in, traffic jams, full…
  • Fall Side: Pumpkin Crescent Rolls Recipe

    Stella X
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    When it comes to Fall Side, the main ingredient has to be pumpkin. And a perfect way to use pumpkin is to match it up with home-made crescent rolls, served with an easy to make honey dip. Here is a great recipe to do just that. However, if you are in a rush, don’t hesitate to use refrigerated crescent roll dough from the store. Fall Side: Pumpkin Crescent Rolls Fall pumpkin crescent rolls recipe Image via: BHG Ingredients 5 cups all-purpose flour and a little more 1 package dry yeast 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 cup water 1/2 cups nonfar dry milk powder 6 tbsp melted butter 1/3 cup packed brown…
  • Thanksgiving Dessert: Cranberry Fudge Recipe

    Stella X
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    If you are looking for an easy, quick but elegant treat for your Thanksgiving Dinner or as a hostess gift, why not try this Cranberry Fudge Recipe. It’s simple to make and you can be done in no time, which really is a big plus when you want to avoid all this before holiday hectic. This Thanksgiving Dessert does not only taste great, but it is also a treat for the eye, making it just perfect for gifting. The recipe here makes about 64 servings. Thanksgiving Dessert: Cranberry Fudge Try this easy Cranberry fudge recipe for Thanksgiving Image via: BHG Ingredients 1 can (14 ounce) sweetened…
  • Healthy Thanksgiving Dessert: Pumpkin Hazelnut Tea Cake

    Anchal Bhatia
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Let’s face it, when it comes to Thanksgiving, one thing that we all are most excited about is the dessert. But while the usual top offs such as pecan, apple and pumpkin pies are undeniably delicious; they are also notoriously high on calories. So this year, instead of serving the old standbys why not try the healthier versions of high caloric desserts? To get you started, we point you a delicious recipe for Thanksgiving dessert which only you would know is healthy too! Pumpkin Hazelnut Tea Cake Recipe Pumpkin Hazelnut Tea Cake Image via: Cindy Crawford Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes Yields:…
  • Thanksgiving Hosting: Perfect First Thanksgiving Tips

    Stella X
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
    So you decided to do it! To host a Thanksgiving Dinner for the very first time! If you don’t want to get overwhelmed by the amount of things that need to get done, just follow these few simple tips and everything will turn out great. Set the Thanksgiving table days before if possible Image via: BHG Thanksgiving Hosting: Perfect First Thanksgiving Tips Choose Fool-proof Recipes After the number of guests is finalized, you should make decisions about what you want to cook and how much you will need. Make sure to know about possible allergies or health conditions of your guest, so you can make…
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  • Tempting Table Settings

    Les
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:03 am
    It’s hard to believe it’s already November!  Before we know it, we’ll start  shopping and decorating our homes for the holidays, but let’s not forget that wonderful holiday that falls in between Halloween and December.  This year, turn your attention to creating a festive, artfully decorated Thanksgiving table.  Thanksgiving is a wonderful excuse to get creative with the types of decor adorning your tabletop.  Pears, pomegranates, apples, and squash are examples of produce that make beautiful centerpieces when clustered together.  Feathers, acorns, pine cones,…
  • Ready, Set, Glow!

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Stylish Ways to Bring your Art Collection Together

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

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

    Danielle
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    These giveaways and promotions have now ended. Winners will be announced shortly. 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 Grayce’s elves…
  • Naturally Elegant Holiday Table Inspiration

    Danielle
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Winner will be announced shortly. 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…
  • Fiona Walker England Collection + Giveaway

    Danielle
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Winner will be announced shortly. 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 learn more…
  • 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…
  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Boatman Geller

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

    Kristie Barnett
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Holiday gatherings are approaching quickly, and it’s time to say goodbye to the traditional dining room.  It’s time to close the doors on the gloomy, twice-a-year, precious surfaces, traditional dining room of yore. It’s time to actually use and enjoy that wasted space of a room that sits sad and empty until holidays or parties. […]
  • I Will Never Settle for Fluorescent Light Bulbs Again

    Kristie Barnett
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    I have never been able to abide fluorescent light bulbs and the horrible flickery blue light they emit.  I unequivocally hate them, mainly because I specify paint colors every day.  Fluorescents can ruin your perfect wall color – it’s that simple.  And now there’s simply no reason to settle anymore. I told you about discovering […]
  • Psychological Staging in Action – Home Staging Befores and Afters

    Kristie Barnett
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    You may remember this dining room I posted about a few weeks back: The Realtor I worked with on this house wrote a great article about the “befores” and “afters” of the whole property, and since I’m still in southern California and would really rather get out of this hotel room and enjoy my last […]
  • Coral Reef – Finally A Color of the Year I Can Get Behind!

    Kristie Barnett
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    Just when I was beginning to lose hope, Sherwin-Williams announced it’s 2015 Color of the Year – Coral Reef (SW 6606). via And I love it!  I wasn’t thrilled with Benjamin Moore’s choice of a sage-meets-chartreuse green a few weeks back. source   Nor was I a fan of Radiant Orchid, which was Pantone’s 2014 […]
  • Why I’m in the Top 1% of America

    Kristie Barnett
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:15 pm
    I’m sorry, but it’s true.  I am in a much better place than at least 99% of you right now.   Yes, I live in Nashville, where it’s currently under 30 degrees.  My kids even sent a photo this morning of snow on our back deck. I am fortunate enough to be in Huntington Beach, […]
 
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  • 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! ]]
  • My Favorite Picks from BDNY

    Victoria Reitano
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I went to the Boutique Design Trade Fair (BDNY) this week at the Jacob K. Javits Center and wanted to share some my favorite finds. Tibetano makes beautiful rugs of all types... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • TerrysBlinds Interview: My Top Choices, Style Tips and More!

    Victoria Reitano
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I can’t wait to share my designer insights with you. I had a fab time working with my friends over at TerrysBlinds in the UK and share some thoughts about my style and process. Head... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fabulous Gifting: Top 5 Hostess Gifts to Bring to Thanksgiving

    Victoria Reitano
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The holiday season is upon us and that means dinner parties and holiday celebrations. This time of the year is a great opportunity to really show your creativity by bringing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2015

    Ann Porter, CKD
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Benjamin Moore has name Guilford Green (HC-116) as its 2015 color of the year. Guilford Green is a silvery green that is part of the Benjamin Moore Historic Color Collection.  Steeped in tradition, this elegant green complements both modern and traditional styles in a seamless manner.  “We chose Guilford Green as our 2015 Color of the Year because it can be the hero or the highlight in any room, enhancing the architectural identity of a space.” – Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director at Benjamin Moore Taking cues from trends in fashion, textiles and the arts, the…
  • Recycled Lighting Artist Spotlight

    Ann Porter, CKD
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
     “It takes true creativity and a strong imagination to transform an item into something else with a completely different function. And that’s exactly what artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga does to create her “CONNECT Series” of lighting fixtures. She collects old bicycles from junkyards and dumpsters and uses the parts to create beautiful chandeliers and lamps.” Carolina Fontoura Alzaga (Caro) is a multidisciplinary artist who operates under the name Facaro and is recognized internationally for her unique perspectives on medium and form. In the CONNECT Series,…
  • FirstBuild Thingiverse Icebox Challenge

    Ann Porter, CKD
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    GE Firstbuild, a partnership between of Louisville-based GE Appliances (NYSE: GE) and Local Motors, is collaborating with 3-D printing company MakerBot, part of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), on the challenge. It’s aimed at developing innovations and products that can be placed inside of the refrigerator. FirstBuild engineers already have designed test prints that include a 3-D printed pizza box holder and a motorized 3-D printed wine chiller. “We see the FirstBuild Thingiverse Icebox Challenge as a way to empower our customers to design accessories for their home appliances that…
  • Miele Knock2Open Dishwasher

    Ann Porter, CKD
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    I’ve written about the Miele Generation 6000 appliance range previously discussing their innovative technology in kitchen appliances. Now I am thrilled to introduce their impressive G6995 SCVi XXL K20 Fully Integrated Dishwasher. This exceptional, fully integrated  dishwasher incorporates the new Knock2Open door-opening feature. Now your dishwasher can be fully integrated into a handleless kitchen. Simply knocking on the panel twice opens the dishwasher. Another new feature, Time Control, is also available. Time Control uses a row of LED lights on the control panel to show you how…
  • Sculptural Stair Inspiration

    Ann Porter, CKD
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    It’s been a hectic week for all I’m sure and since it’s my Birthday I’m going to present a simple post that I hope you find inspiring. These beautiful sculptural stairs by Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop join two levels of a Mumbai apartment. Treads of engineered walnut form the bottom portion of the staircase and ascend up as a continuous elements to create the upper steps. The wood is formed around a metal structure that is anchored to the walls on both sides. Vertical steel cables that help support the upper portion of the structure also form a balustrade.
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  • 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!
  • Quote of the Day!

    Jackie
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
 
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  • 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…
  • How to Set Up Creative Space for Kids

    incrati
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    Whether you’re remodeling an old kids room or just making an entirely new one, it’s always good to make a sort of a plan of what you want to do. Even though it is a child’s room, mixing up every color and style on this planet is not really the best idea. Of course you should include your kid in the decision making process, but use your parental skills to guide them and steer away from some potentially overwhelming combinations. Inspire Your Child You as a parent are an inspiration to your child. Whatever you do, they will in one way or another try to mimic and repeat, so…
  • What to Avoid When Doing Home Renovation

    incrati
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:21 am
    There are quite a few days we wish our homes looked different, more inviting or simple looking fresh. Well you can do quite a bit to improve that, but you will need to focus on a great many things and chances are if you’ve never done it before you will make mistakes. The following tips will point out some mistakes you may wish to avoid if you want to have smooth sailing all the way until the end of your projects: • Avoid buying cheap materials if you can, as it will be a great mistake often made by newbies in home renovation. Going for cheaper materials will often guarantee problems in…
  • A Guide For Choosing Swimming Pool Copers

    incrati
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    We believe that swimming pool copers are an integral part of the construction process, as they are what you will spend most of your time looking at and sitting on. Unfortunately, most pool builders don’t place the same importance on the selection of copers and this leads to a number of mistakes being made. If you are interested in natural stone, you have come to the right place; we have compiled this checklist to help you choose the most appropriate copers. Swimming pool plan – When shopping for copers, it is important that you bring along your plans (either technical drawings or even a…
  • Helpful Tips when Getting a New Home Air Conditioning System

    incrati
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:25 am
    Getting a good air conditioning unit can be quite confusing. You have to choose from a lot of options and consider many variables. Beware of contractors who will offer to market more capacity than what you actually need. While more capacity can be a great idea, a very big AC unit will cool your home quite quickly. This case is termed as short cycling which can result in premature wear and tear, insufficient dehumidification and a decreased product life. The following are some helpful tips in getting a new air conditioner. Hire the Right Contractor Avoid hiring an HVAC contractor who wishes to…
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  • 18 decorative way to repurpose paper

    Kelly Anderson
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Isn't it crazy the amount of paper that can pile up at home and the office? Even with advancements like e-bills and online magazines and newspapers, I still seem to have lots of unused paper hanging around. Well, here's your inspiration for reusing it to make your life a little prettier. Everything from newspaper and magazines to old book pages to wallpaper scraps to paper bags to postcards and maps - even letters: this list of ideas has it all.viaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaby me! via
  • creating a cosy green bedroom for winter

    Kelly Anderson
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Brrr....winter has definitely arrived in Canada! We had our first real snow this week; I love how pretty it makes everything, but it sure does make me want to stay inside and curl up. So, what better time to redecorate my bedroom to make it cosy, and of course, green, for winter?I was inspired by Urban Jungle Bloggers and their challenge to make your bedroom green with plants this winter. Not only do plants in the bedroom keep the air fresh, they also make it feel bright and warm (at least to me).I'm really lucky to have big south-west facing windows that let lots of natural light into my…
  • Ultimate guide to DIY natural holiday wreaths

    Kelly Anderson
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    I write a DIY wreath post every holiday season, and they are far and away my most visited posts at this time of year. Seems like everyone loves a home-made wreath to welcome family and friends. My favourites, of course, are wreaths made from natural materials. So here are 30 new ideas for DIY natural wreaths for the holiday.Plus check out these previous posts for 36 more inspirational home-made wreaths:*Top 8 Organic Holiday Wreaths*Top 8 Organic Holiday Wreaths Part 2*Top 20 DIY holiday wreaths (from upcycled and repurposed materials)And don't forget to visit my Pinterest Natural…
  • find it: handmade kitchen style

    Kelly Anderson
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    It's been brought to my attention that Christmas is seven weeks away. What? How can that be?Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays, but seriously, I feel like I'm just now catching up on emails from summer vacation. Well, no time like the present to accept and dive right in, right? But first, before presents and cards and cooking and parties...we need stylish kitchen accessories. I mean, how can we be expected to bake up holiday treats and cheerfully entertain without pretty tools to work with?To help us all out with this conundrum, I've assembled the best handmade stylish kitchen goodies I…
  • DIY plant shelf

    Kelly Anderson
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    You know by now that I love plants, both outdoors and in. They have the ability to instantly pick up my mood and make me feel like I'm surrounded by nature. Plus of course they are great for indoor air quality. This weekend I rearranged my condo (yes, again) to optimize the sunlight and space for my indoor plants. I'm very lucky to have a bright white condo facing southwest, so I wanted to take advantage by creating a plant shelf in addition to the antique bench I have in front of the patio doors.As with most of my DIY's, I wanted to accomplish it with reclaimed materials and without spending…
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Before and After: Ellen Pompeo’s Dramatic Trailer Makeover!

    jaklina
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Have you seen Ellen Pompeo’s incredible “Grey’s Anatomy” trailer makeover? Originally outfitted in brown, plastic, faux-bois paneled walls, clunky wood furniture that were bolted to the ground, and barren window boxes that provided little light from the outside world, Pompeo and the Domaine team set out to transform the dungeonous motor home into a fresh, tranquil hangout spot without breaking the bank. Before After Our “Standard Style Chairs” helped transform Ellen Pompeo’s trailer from “drab” to “fab!” Before After  …
  • Black Friday Starts Early This Year!

    jaklina
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Why Wait Until Black Friday? Shop early and get a jump on our best deals- Save up to 50% off NOW!  Use Code: BLACKFRIDAY10 and save 10% off! (BLACK FRIDAY PREVIEW SALE ENDS TONIGHT @ MIDNIGHT EST.)
  • Farmhouse Dining (Get The Look!)

    jaklina
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    I love farmhouse chic styling for its cozy, make-yourself-at-home feel. Its mix of rustic, industrial, and elegant touches seem to work perfectly, every time. Get the look for your own home.
  • jefdesigns!

    jaklina
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Established in 2003 by Joe Futschik, jefdesigns is a one man (and one dog) design studio that started with hand painted panels and has expanded to lamps, rugs, pillows, clocks, paintings, and more with nature used as inspiration in most of his designs. His work can be seen in restaurants, bars, hotels, department stores and personal residences. I was intrigued to know more, so Joe was kind enough to answer a few questions of mine. 1. What made you decide to start your own business? I was a fine art major in college and gravitated towards design in 2000. I also don’t work well for others. I…
  • Modern Mom & Baby Shop

    jaklina
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Calling all new moms and mom-to-be’s, everywhere! Our “Mom & Baby Shop” is a one-stop shop to fill all your nursery needs- rocking chairs, changing tables, high chairs, cribs, blankets and decor! We even threw in some modern lounge chairs for you to relax in when spending time with your little one. Come on in and browse the shop!
 
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  • 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,…
  • Functional Design with a Modern Twist: Previews of KBIS 2015

    Florence von Pelet
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    With KBIS 2015 just around the corner, exhibitors are building the anticipation with a flood of innovative new products. We couldn’t help but discover a theme of modern & functional design found throughout the KBIS 2015 pressroom, two elements of design that we love. What is better than functional design that is sleek and sexy? The Lotus tub by Clarke Architectural achieves just that. The tub has a sensual and modern shape that just begs you to hop in for a dip. The unique shape is structured with a base that creates a contemporary twist on a classic clawfoot tub. The solid bath…
  • Let your Creative Juices Flow with Top Knob’s Newest Cabinet Hardware Contest

    Florence von Pelet
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Hey designers and architects! Be sure to check out Top Knob’s latest contest and unleash your inner creative genius. Here’s the rundown: Top Knobs wants to challenge you to create the next innovative hardware design. The rules are simple: Create a hand or digital drawing of your own idea for a kitchen cabinet pull or knob and upload your original design to the #TopKnobsChallenge Cabinet Hardware Design Contest page with a brief description. What are the stakes you ask? The winning prize is $1,000 and a $500 gift card for 2nd and 3rd place. What’s even better, if your design…
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FTRB on HLN Project Home

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

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    (Our yurt camp on White Lake.) Hi, friends, it’s been a while and that’s because the past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Here’s some of where I’ve been and what I’ve...
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Tartan Twist: Do It Like This

    Linnore Gonzales
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    You needn’t be of Scottish descent to have an affinity for tartan. And your liking for this striking pattern need not be confined to reds, greens, blues, and blacks. Just look at the many colorful and unexpected ways you can incorporate tartan into your décor, far beyond accessories. This customized marble mosaic floor is so striking and original that the rest of the powder room can be simple and modern. Photo: Houzz Create that statement wall you’ve long been wishing for with a handsome infusion of tartan wallpaper. Photo: Houzz Feeling especially tartan happy and confident about your…
  • Fall Trend: One-of-a-Kind Pieces as Focal Point

    Linnore Gonzales
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    One-of-a-kind pieces lend mystique to a home. They have their own story to tell while adding flavor to a home’s tale. Best of all, these rare finds can also serve as a room’s focal point. Whether antique, brand new, or hand-me-down, making a room’s décor revolve around one extraordinary find that makes your home décor that much more personal. Artwork is a wise choice for a focal point. The art should be scaled to suit your space and ideally the colors of the piece should draw the eye. While one piece of art often makes the biggest impact, a tastefully gathered collection of family…
  • Sophisticated Décor to Warm the Home

    Linnore Gonzales
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    As the days continue to grow colder, we will continue to search for ways to warm our homes. While traditional winter décor adds layers and warm colors as an easy and effective design strategy, there are other ways to enhance comfort and warmth while sustaining your edge of sophistication. Start with a Warm Welcome Your entryway should create an instantly inviting atmosphere. Aim to evoke smiles as family members and guests step into your home, take off their coats and prepare for warm conversations. Try antiqued-finished furniture, a gorgeous chandelier and gold accents to create a classy…
  • Giving Thanks for Long-Lasting, Easy-to-Accessorize Décor

    Linnore Gonzales
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    As we transition through our lives, we will transition through at least one if not several spaces we will call home. From our first solo rentals to more permanent abodes, wouldn’t it be nice to have staple décor pieces that would follow us from place to place and still be as functional and look as stylish as the day we bought them? It is possible. Let’s take a look at design tips and key décor pieces to be thankful for this holiday season and for many more years to come. 3 design tips to be thankful for: Design Tip #1 Assemble a collection of high-quality décor. It’s crucial to…
  • Fresh Complementary Colors: 10 Coordinating Colors to Use in Your Home

    Linnore Gonzales
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    "All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites." Marc Chagall We believe that a pair of colors is much more fun than a single color in solitude. You can create drama. You can create beauty. You can create excitement. But the key to selecting pairs that delight the eye is to choose opposite, complementary colors. Why? They keep your colors from becoming too obvious and overwhelming in your space. As the eye takes in a large amount of one color it automatically seeks out the relief connected to that color's complement. The overall result includes a feel-good…
 
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    Lighting & Decor Blog | Lamps.com

  • 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
  • Our 2013-2014 Scholarship Winner Announced!!

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

    Samantha Burgoon
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Vintage Scandinavian Kilim– Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! In this week’s Wednesday Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Zebra Motif Vintage Scandinavian Kilim appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: 17th Century Chinese Foo Dog Rug

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Antique Chinese Foo Dog Rug– Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! This week’s Wednesday Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: 17th Century Chinese Foo Dog Rug appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Nazmiyal’s Collection of Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Rugs

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Roy Lichtenstein Rugs at the Nazmiyal Collection — Over the years, the Nazmiyal Collection has acquired an impressive selection of rugs by renowned fine artists. In this post, we take a look at the man behind three of these rugs: pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. More than just rugs, these pieces are truly works of art. For more, Read More... The post Nazmiyal’s Collection of Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Rugs appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Rare Green Antique Caucasian Chi Chi Rug

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Vintage Caucasian Chi Chi Rug – Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! This week’s Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Rare Green Antique Caucasian Chi Chi Rug appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Register Today for Nazmiyal’s November 6th Antique & Vintage Rug Auction

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Nazmiyal Rug Auction: November 6th — Autumn is a season of change – as the foliage is transformed and we trade in our swimsuits for sweaters, it feels as if we’re collectively turning over a new leaf. We’re bidding farewell to lazy summer vacations, getting back to work and getting excited about new projects. For many, Read More... The post Register Today for Nazmiyal’s November 6th Antique & Vintage Rug Auction appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
 
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Security of Duplex House Plans in Salem

    Architects Bangalore
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Thinking of building a duplex? Well everyone knows that there are huge benefits of constructing a duplex, but a duplex house plans can truly be beneficial if it’s secure too. If you are truly in need of all-in-one solution for your house, then DVR security system is the best. However, such systems are quite expensive. Here is something which Continue Reading The post Security of Duplex House Plans in Salem appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Materials to Design Energy Efficient Structures

    Architects Bangalore
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore To join the drive for energy-efficient residential & commercial building designs many people have started consulting architects and builders about green materials. Renewable as well as recycled materials are flooding the market every year due to growing number of eco-concerns. People have realized that building an energy efficient bungalow not only cuts cost in the long run but also Continue Reading The post Materials to Design Energy Efficient Structures appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Nuclear Families Seeking Brilliance in House Plans?

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

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

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

  • DIY Candles with Embedded Shells

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Did you see all the gorgeous Coastal Candle Centerpieces from last week? Now let's get crafty and tackle and new candle project! If you are into candle making, you probably made some awesome Candles with Shells, maybe even Sand Candles and Beach Gel Candles. The candles I'm showing you today are embedded with shells. They make delightful handmade Gifts! Shell Embedded Candles look very dreamy.
  • 20 Handmade Coastal Beach Christmas Ornaments

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Create your own coastal beach Christmas ornaments with these ideas. Make a few special beach vacation ornaments to add to your existing decorations, deck out an entire tree with handmade coastal ornaments, or give some old ornaments new life. Clear Christmas ball beach ornaments are fun to make and they're really cute. From simple sand filled ornaments to vacation ornaments. You can use
  • Nautical Knot Gift Wrapping Ideas

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Nautical knot gift wrapping ideas for Christmas gifts, as well as little favor boxes for any occasion. To tie the knot is a beautiful thing and will give your gifts a simple handmade touch. A gorgeous and creative knot gift wrap by Tikkido, going the extra mile with hand stamped wrapping paper and shell monogram gift tag. Nautical knot favor boxes by Oh Happy Day. Below is a great visual
  • Personalized Nautical Gifts for the Home -Pillows, Glasses, Charts, Signs & more

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Surprise someone this year with a thoughtful personalized nautical gift. As a plus, all the products featured are made in the USA! Get this Anchor Pillow embroidered with your initials or the initials of a friend or family. Everyone appreciates the idea of identifying a special place. A set of four Latitude Longitude Glasses would make a great personalized nautical gift. Simply enter the
  • Top Coastal Candle Centerpieces for a Warm & Festive Table

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Beautiful coastal candle centerpieces that bring warmth and festivity to the table. Be it a Thanksgiving table, Christmas table, or another celebration, an elegant coastal candle centerpiece goes with any occasion. Orange table runner and simple glass vases filled with sand and Pillar Candles via Run Away Bride. DIY shell candle centerpieces. Long row of quahog shells by Miss Buttercup.
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  • Can A Classy Living Room Be Designed Quickly? Watch Me Rush To Find Out...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Occasionally we're asked for things to be fast-tracked / done quickly.I’m not talking about just pushing a job through with the same amount of work and customization that we normally do, condensed into a tight time frame. (I don’t do that without a huge premium and custom takes time.) I’m talking about buying furniture off the floor, as is, and coordinating the room installation in a matter of a few weeks with items we can get right now.It’s really not all that simple. Sure, anything is possible, but you’re going to have fewer choices, and things will cost more because of…
  • Create Striking Silhouettes To Make Your House Guests Say 'WOW!'

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the most eye-catching and memorable moments in an interior space can be created with a striking silhouette.Whether in architecture or furnishings, the shape of an element in a room can draw attention and create another layer of design. It telegraphs style and adds nuance.High contrast accentuates a beautiful silhouette. But, even in a tone-on-tone room, just the outline of a distinctive shape as it changes planes can bring your eye to stop and look.Many designers use this trick to create show-stopping vistas that bring the WOW.Take a look at some down below! GALLERY Striking…
  • 10 Must-Have Decorations For Your Contemporary Christmas Tree!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Let’s say you’re a minimalist...And all this holiday decor hullabaloo is really just too much for your taste.You like clean lines, simple shapes, and nothing that’s too over the top.You have style, but you just want to make sure you keep things clean and tasteful.Well I’ve got good news! I’ve got a tree that’s perfect for you! We’ve got solid brass in geometric shapes: Brass Ornaments   A very, very cool graphic black and white tree skirt: Tree Skirt   AND… Some Pantone gray, a minimalist’s dream: :-) Pantone Ornament  Haven’t we all wanted to…
  • Should Interior Designers Flop The Idea Of Flipping Houses?

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    I think every single designer I know has an itch to do this at some point: flip houses.I know I do.First of all, I know more about construction than most. Certainly more than a lot of those house flippers on tv! :-)Regardless, designers have to work for clients. We can’t just go in and create something from scratch without having a boss who pays the bills, approve everything. And sometimes, they don’t approve the things we love most about a design because of budget or just plain old likes and dislikes. And sometimes, even though we give our reasons for what we select or put together, use…
  • How To Make Your Room's Cool, Gray Palette Look Warm & Comfortable!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Gray is in. It’s all the rage.The cooler and whiter and cleaner the space, the better. Right?Beautiful. ;-)However, maybe you disagree.Maybe you love the look, but it’s a little bit icy. A little bit impersonal. A little sterile.That would be me.While I love the look, I like a room that’s not all one-sided; a space that has a combination; a style that appears to have someone’s personality injected into it.So how do you make this cool, gray palette work for you?How do you make it lively and personal? How do you make it seem less frigid?One way: add a touch of warmth.Wood, brass, warm…
 
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  • 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…
  • CAI Design’s Chair Contest Entered

    Rebecca Pogonitz
    30 Sep 2013 | 9:07 am
    A good challenge always keeps us on top of our game and Gogo Design Group had the privilege to take on another one recently as part of the Palecek & Kravet Inspiration Chair Contest.    We were one of six design firms nominated by CAI Designs to compete. The Challenge:  create your own inspired chair using in stock Kravet fabric and any Palecek furniture finishes. Setting out to the Kravet Showroom, I had my vision and chomping at the bit dove into the fabrics.  Thinking color and texture are what’s going to make my chair sing, I selected a creamy and soft faux fur fabric for the…
  • Don’t Give Up On The Process, Believe In It

    Rebecca Pogonitz
    7 Sep 2013 | 1:00 pm
    It’s so easy to give up on our personal goals whether it’s losing weight, exercising more, traveling more, or tackling that next home improvement project, etc.  It’s hard enough to take the plunge to set a goal, let alone achieve it.   But did you ever notice that we are prone to give up when the going gets tough?  As easy as it is to set a goal, it’s even easier to give up on it or ourselves.  About five years ago my light ignited and my journey to self-discovery was set in motion when I initiated my weight loss “program”.  I wish I could bottle and sell or at least give…
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  • Shower Enclosures: 3 Tips To Help You Get It Right

    Editor
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    It can be tempting to jump in with both feet when undertaking a bathroom refurbishment. What started as a desire to reseal the bath and replace some tiles can quickly spiral into a full on gutting and refit. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you don’t take the time to think things through the costs can soon mount-up. A really important decision to make is which of the many different types of shower enclosures you’ll choose. It’s important to get this right because the type of enclosure you choose will dictate the layout of the entire bathroom. Here are three tips to bear in…
  • Transforming to an Eco-Home: Energy-Efficient Windows

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

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

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

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
        Whoop whoop wham whoomph!  Let’s duke this out.  Are you hearing that you can’t earn moola with Facebook?  I’m calling bullshit.  That whole giddy up about Facebook being useless for advertising is exactly that.  Useless information. Here’s the truth:  … Read More!
  • Top 5 Instagrammers You Should Follow …

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

    themodernsybarite
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Venice is one of those magical cities that you never forget. As an interior designer and art consultant, I am constantly seeking inspiration and ideas, and fond memories of my trips to Venice will often lead me to try a … Continue reading →This post you too can dream of venice first appeared on
  • buccellati silver, inspired by nature

    themodernsybarite
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Buccellati silver clearly draws great inspiration from the natural world around us. More than any other firm of silversmiths that I can think of, their beautiful silver bowls, centerpieces and table articles are created using forms that all of us … Continue reading →This post buccellati silver, inspired by nature first appeared on
  • ny premiere contemporary art fair: the salon art + design

    themodernsybarite
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    New York hosts my favorite contemporary art fair of the Fall season this week when The Salon: Art & Design kicks off Thursday 13 November 2014 with a “by invitation only” cocktail reception hosted by Architectural Digest. Over fifty exhibitors … Continue reading →This post ny premiere contemporary art fair: the salon art + design first appeared on
  • masterworks of art: the mellon collection at sothebys

    themodernsybarite
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Any list of American collectors of great masterworks of art undoubtedly includes the late Paul Mellon (1907-1999) and his recently deceased wife Rachel “Bunny” Mellon (1910-2014). In my view, they were without a doubt our nation’s greatest cultural patrons who … Continue reading →This post masterworks of art: the mellon collection at sothebys first appeared on
  • Lauren Bacall’s Henry Moore Sculpture at Bonhams

    themodernsybarite
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I was recently asked what is the one art piece I covet and, assuming price were no object, I replied without hesitation it would be a Henry Moore sculpture. I can think of no other artwork that so effortlessly captures the human … Continue reading →This post Lauren Bacall’s Henry Moore Sculpture at Bonhams first appeared on
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  • Improving efficiency and saving money when printing at home

    Julie
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    If you are wondering why printer ink is sometimes more expensive than fine champagne, you will probably be looking for ways to save money on printing in your home office. In this article, we’re going to share five great tips to help you save money on printer ink: Four Cartridge Economics The majority of printers use four colours to produce all their tones, shades and patterns – cyan, magenta, yellow and black (the CMYK scale). Older printers tended to house cyan, magenta and yellow into one ink cartridge – however this often leads to significant waste. If the cyan depleted, the whole…
  • Mobile Gaming: An Apartment Dweller’s Best Friend

    Julie
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Living in a small apartment can be tricky if you are an avid gamer, as you may not have the practical space for the various equipment, accessories and systems you desire. This means you will no doubt have times when you become bored of having to play the same old titles and platforms again and again. Photo credit: Flickr.com This is nothing unusual, but you can seek to combat this by exploring the wide world of mobile gaming and its diverse options. Slot machine apps and casino games for example are especially popular in the current market, with iPhone and Android users having access to…
  • Phablets as the Gamers Choice: The Best Products in 2014

    Julie
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    As the name suggests, phablets represent the cutting edge of mobile technology in 2014. Essentially a fusion of smartphone and tablet design principles, phablets provide users with access to a range of applications and real-time tools while also boasting high quality visual displays that are often in access of 5.7 inches. While there are many potential applications for your phablet, this type of product is quickly becoming synonymous with live and online gaming. From increasingly popular gambling resources such as Euro Casino mobile apps where you can try your luck on the roulette wheel to…
  • Gaming in the Home: Should you Choose a Mac or a Windows?

    Julie
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    If you have just moved into your first home, one of the key considerations is the exact type of laptop or personal computer that you would like to invest in. More specifically, you will need to make the increasingly difficult decision between Windows PC’s and Macs, as these two operating systems offer entirely different benefits to users depending on their preferences. Gaming enthusiasts have historically faced a far easier decision, however, simply because the Apple Mac has never been renowned for providing a high quality or immersive gaming experience. Photo credit: dzineblog360.com…
  • A home you can call your own

    Julie
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Photo credit: flickr.com If you’ve managed to get your foot on the property ladder, you now have a home you can call your own. Unless you’ve decided to invest in a new build, the chances are, the property may appear a little dated design wise. From floral wallpaper to damaged wooden floorboards, an entire design overhaul may be required. Renovating your home Photo credit: interiorroomdesign.com Renovating your new home is both an exciting and an overwhelming procedure. From knowing where to begin to setting a budget, there are a number of factors to consider. Prior to beginning your…
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  • 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).
  • Progressione di Tre sculpture | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1959

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

    Phyllis
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    As a designer, it is important that a space is not only executed aesthetically but also that it is designed with great function in mind.  Here are some fun ideas to add additional functionality to your kitchen with products offered from an extremely innovative company called Hafele. Hafele LeMans Chrome Corner Pullout The first up is this Hafele LeMans Corner Pullout.  This is a great way to utilize an otherwise dead corner in a kitchen.  We just used these in an apartment in NYC, and we all know that additional storage space in NYC is a blessing! Hafele LeMans Chrome Corner Pullout Next…
  • How to Combine Classical and Contemporary Interior Design

    Phyllis
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Long Island For Sale is a great blog and an informative site for those looking to purchase or sell on the Island.  They recently contacted me and asked for an interview and I was more than happy to oblige.  The interview was all about how to combine classical and contemporary interior design.  I wanted to share it with you, our followers so take a peak below! Hilltop Compound Designed by Landry Design Group Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer. We are a full-service luxury interior design firm. See our website Design Concepts/Interiors for a full…
  • Grey is the New Black!

    Phyllis
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Black is very chic and stylish and people gravitate towards this neutral shade, time and time again, for its classic qualities.  Many of you trend spotters may already know this, but just in case, grey is the new black!  We are seeing grey pop up more frequently in home design and decor and we wanted to showcase the many different ways to use at least 50 shades of grey!!  It is a perfect neutral for your space, and works well with both vibrant and muted colors, allowing them to pop and accentuate the décor. The Living Room below featured in Elle Decor, designed by Gwen Driscoll, is the…
  • Introducing Kravet Pantone Fabrics!

    Phyllis
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we would like to share with you the new Kravet Pantone Fabrics!  This collection is a fabulous blending of a quality manufacturer of fabrics, Kravet, as well as the most handy system of color standards, Pantone.  We were so excited to see these new books at our latest visit to the Kravet Showroom a few weeks ago! Kravet Pantone Fabrics They also have beautiful patterns in the blue family!  We are loving the chevrons here!! Kravet Pantone Fabrics in Blues And for you green-lovers out there, check out out this palette of  green fabrics to inspire you! Green Kravet Pantone Fabrics…
  • Colorful Canopies for Kids!

    Phyllis
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Land of Nod, a Crate and Barrel Company, is devoted to creating furnishings for little ones and we love what they have to offer.  We have stumbled across their collection of colorful canopies for kids!  They are so much fun and can be a great addition to a kid’s bedroom or playroom! Do you not love this pink ombre canopy below for a girl’s room!  It just pops! Home Sweet Play Home Canopy in Pink Ombre Next, this “house canopy” would be a cool, fun and cozy space for your kid to curl up and read a book! Home Sweet Play Home Canopy in Teal with Polka Dots The…
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  • Saving Graces: Manners

    Courtney Price
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Wherever the holidays take you, for goodness sake, remember to bring your manners- with @bonappetit @forbes Related posts: The Gracious Guest Happy Thanksgiving The Guests Are Coming: Prepare For the Holidays.
  • How to Make Great Pancakes

    Courtney Price
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Today in the kitchen: Pancake tips and tricks to make yours the best ever~ Related posts: Strawberry Souffles Galatoires Bread Pudding – a New Orleans Recipe for Great Entertaining Foolproof Grand Marnier Souffle
  • Madame Cezanne Exhibit at the Met

    Courtney Price
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Art Historians -- an interesting exhibit about Cezanne's mistress then wife... at @MetMuseum Related posts: The History of the Dressing Table Exhibit Queen Victoria and Photography Iconic Street Photographer Garry Winogrand Exhibit at Metropolitan Museum
  • Entertaining Tips for the Holidays

    Courtney Price
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Texans love to entertain in style. Get some pre-holiday entertaining tips and pointers to dress your tables in style this season: Related posts: How to Set an Artful Table- Entertaining Advice From An Expert The Guests Are Coming: Prepare For the Holidays. Alex Hitz Cookbooks: And the Winner Is…
  • A Word on Quality- from Aristotle

    Courtney Price
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Aristotle's thoughts on QUALITY... on www.CourtneyPrice.com Related posts: A Word on Quality A Word on Art A Word on Achievement
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  • 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! ]]
  • Laying Your Foundations

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    25 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    After years of dreaming about your dream home and enviously watching grand design, you’ve jumped feet first into property renovation. With little to no experience of DIY let alone home renovation, it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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    25 Nov 2014 | 2:25 am
    Your fall home maintenance checklist should be within your ability and it should also work wonders in maintaining your home from the damages caused due to fall. Fall is that time of the year when you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Modern Recliner Chair: A Desirable Piece of Furniture

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    24 Nov 2014 | 3:31 am
    When we talk about comfort,most of uswould consider it will compriseof a great deal of outlay or expense. However, in many cases you can now purchase an affordable reclining chair for your home,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Thinking of Purchasing a Riser Recliner Chair for Your Home?

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    23 Nov 2014 | 4:04 am
    Before choosing your desired reclining chair for your home, its always best to do some research first or even ask people you know for recommendations if they already own a reclining chair in thier... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • 37 Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas

    Melina Divani
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:42 pm
    One of the best part of the holiday season is the anticipation of the big event. Creating your own DIY tree advent calendar is a fun way to get the entire family involved in the count down to Christmas day. The best part is that it will become a personalized piece that your family will cherish for years. Here are five great reasons you should create your own personalized tree advent calendar. 1 It will save you money Most of us are looking for ways to make the holiday a little less stressful on our bank accounts. Every penny saved truly does make a difference. Tree advent calendars can be…
  • 10 Ideas To Give Your Entryway Eye-Catching Appeal

    Melina Divani
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    The entryway to your home is your chance to make a lasting first impression. Regardless of how you use it, your entryway should reflect the everyday life of all the people who live in your home. Whether it is contemporary, transitional, eclectic, traditional, art deco, or whatever suits your needs, the entryway is the gateway to set the mood and overall energy of your home. The key is styling your entryway well. Because the foyer is what visitors to your home will see first, make certain the furniture, paint color, and other décor that you select, send the right message. Here are 10 ways to…
  • A Rural Paradise In Warsaw

    Melina Divani
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    For a country house, this is the ultimate place to get some rest any time of the year. It is quiet and peaceful with a beautiful garden outside that makes you just fall in love with nature. There is a lot about the house that makes you fall in love with it the instance you see it. The decorations and finishing of the house has been brought out just right with the perfect balance of color and lighting. The interior of the house has a wood finish from the floor to the color of the walls. This makes you feel like you are living on the inside of one huge, strong oak tree. The walls also have a…
  • Stunning Modern Designed Home

    Melina Divani
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Modern design is trending like crazy these days, and people whose main focus is the functionality of their home go crazy for houses like this one designed by Yo Dezeen. The ultra-clean look of modern-interiors make cleaning and entertaining a breeze; stress free, clutter free. What more could you ask for with a living room which provides amazing calming and relaxing features, as you sit on your couch soaking in the fresh breeze from your elegant french-door patio?The earthy overtones blended by harmonious green foliage can make anyone feel like they are living in Eden. The beautiful…
  • 33 Sun Room Decorating Ideas

    Melina Divani
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
      Who ever said that you need a glorious view to have a nicely decorated sun room? If you like bathing in sunlight while enjoying peace and comfort, you’ll certainly make great use of a sun room. The following are some decorating ideas for the sunniest, most perfect room of the house: 1. Plants If you have no view of the sea or a lush forest, no problem! Let nature enter the room directly by placing tall, green plants to add vibrancy to the space. Hanging terrariums from the ceiling isn’t a bad idea at all, though small palm trees will instantly give your sun room that…
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  • Shower Enclosures: 3 Tips To Help You Get It Right

    Editor
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    It can be tempting to jump in with both feet when undertaking a bathroom refurbishment. What started as a desire to reseal the bath and replace some tiles can quickly spiral into a full on gutting and refit. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you don’t take the time to think things through the costs can soon mount-up. A really important decision to make is which of the many different types of shower enclosures you’ll choose. It’s important to get this right because the type of enclosure you choose will dictate the layout of the entire bathroom. Here are three tips to bear in…
  • Transforming to an Eco-Home: Energy-Efficient Windows

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

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

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

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

    mcaeiro-weblog
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    A modern bedroom just is not complete without a style-setting table lamp to provide the finishing touch. In view of this fact, people have to pay attention to many factors when choosing the lighting for this very personal space. This is the area of our home where we are our true selves, where we savor our private time alone or with a loved one. What is more, good bedside lighting is usually the first priority in a bedroom. These types of lightning can be a great excuse to add something fun and unique to accessorize your room. Table lamps on bedside tables or nightstands are classic options…
  • Sculptured Floor Lamps to transform your decoration

    mcaeiro-weblog
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    The light of a room can be changed by the way you choose a lamp. Floor lamps are easy to integrate in any division, you just have to choose one and see even the darkest korner of your house glowing. Caboche, by Foscarini A result of research, innovation and attention to details that brings an unforgettable touch of light to a stylish decoration. Flexibility enough to be placed in a bedroom,  in a living  room or in a dining room you will fall in love with the light of this jewel. Brubeck, by  Delightfull A new modern standing lamp with several tubes gently joined together to accomplish the…
  • Choose the perfect living room furniture

    mcaeiro-weblog
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    Today it’s the right moment to start some changes in your living room, the place where all happens in a home ready to enter in the festive time that is beginning. Your living room furniture needs to be replaced for something new and impressive. Fendi Casa A choice of excellence made by Fendi and François-Joseph Graf , a collaboration that could only bring an amazing result. François-Joseph Graf is a renowned French architect and designer that have conceptualized this opulent triubute to China. With a 2 seater sofa, this exceptional collection of antique Chinese objects is a mix of the…
  • The best glass dining room tables

    mcaeiro-weblog
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:20 pm
    A place and a moment to share experiences, be together and eat a dining room table is a basic necessity and can be a staple to a dining room. There is a lot of forms, textures and possibilities when buying a dining room table. But do you know what is on trend right now? Glass dining room tables they are sea trough, bring shine and light into a dining room and more importantly they go with everything it is really easy to combine and make a harmonious decoration with a glass dining room table has protagonist. This kind of table gives the illusion that a dining room has more space, it is easier…
  • The most recent living room sets by Minotti

    mcaeiro-weblog
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    Minotti bring a luxurious living room design that always surprise us with smooth and vibrant colors and trends. The unique italian quality, made of details and pure glamour. With vibrant colors making the center of the living room, this is a set to remember when it comes to make a specially powerful and positive environment. This retro inspired ambience is ideal for a nice conversation and relax. Explore the details of Aston sofa, a collection imagined for public places and home, ready to let you enjoy the style and the elegance of this vibrant orange explosion. White, brown with grey and…
 
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  • 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…
  • Decor Inspiration: Throws for Every Room

    Reyna.R
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Warm and cozy, soft throws are often associated with getting rooms ready for fall and winter, but they’re actually great for decorating throughout the year. We think they’re beautiful decorative accents for just about any space and every style. Kept within easy reach, throws are great for cozy reading or watching television. Artfully displayed, they’re a beautiful and easy way to add color and texture to sofas, beds and chaise lounges, too.  In a basket in the entryway or added to a comfortable reading nook under the stairs, throws can bring in lots of texture and visual…
  • Craving Color: Brilliantly Beautiful Turquoise

    Reyna.R
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    From the palest of pales to deep vibrant hues, turquoise can give interior spaces an infusion of appealing color that’s hard to resist. Turquoise knows no style bounds. From beach house beauty to glam modern, this awesome blue in all its lovely shades feels just right for any style interior, or exterior, as we’ll see next. What could be more inviting than cool turquoise at the front door? We think the door itself, the glazed pots and the stairs give a glimpse of what might be waiting inside. Who knew a turquoise ceiling could be so stunning? Toss pillows on the loveseats bring…
  • Decorating with Layers of Pattern and Color

    Reyna.R
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Want to bring your living spaces to life? It’s easy to create comfortable and inviting rooms with layers of color and pattern. Wether you choose pale colors and subtle patterns or vivid hues and swaths of bold pattern, layering can help  infuse your home with beauty and your own unique personality. Today, we’re sharing a diverse collection of rooms made better by layers of pattern and color. Please enjoy. Ostriches bury their heads in the sand in the background while a soft textural Moroccan rug is spread underfoot. An unexpected design duo that creates the setting for layers of…
  • What’s New? Pendant Lights to Love

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

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:24 pm
    As the first snow of the season was falling upon northern Chicago, I was taking a brisk walk. While meandering I was drawn to a very intriguing window display.  Ah hah!  A new home decor store!  Of course I had to take a quick detour from my walk to investigate this store.  Upon walking in, the smell of amazing candles, the warmth and sense of home embraced me.  In addition two gents with welcoming smiles greeted me. Murray & White is in their third month of business. The founders, J.T. Murray and Travis White, dreamed of this store for years.  Built…
  • Autumn Harvest from Napa Valley-Fall Arrangements

    9 Nov 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Oh hello!Fall is once again kissing our cheeks. The air is brisk, leaves are beginning their gentle cascading dance to the ground and a variety of gourds are the "it" item for Fall time arrangements!  One of my friends recently returned from a trip to Napa Valley. While visiting he took some great photos of Fall themed arrangements.  They are gorgeous! Please take a moment and enjoy.  In addition, notice the colors, the composition and textures of each arrangement. Incorporate these ideas into your Fall focused centerpiece or arrangements.Please send me pictures of YOUR…
  • Follow the Rainbow: 5 Easy Ways To Color Block Your Decor

    2 Jun 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Oh hello!If you are an avid follower of fashion, I'm sure you are if you read this blog! ; -) then you are aware of the idea of color blocking. If by some chance you are not familiar with this technique,  then follow the rainbow with me and let's discover how to implement this trend in your home decor.So what the heck is color blocking?Simply put,  and implied by the name,  color blocking is using blocks of color in design.  Fashion,  as mentioned above, has been using this idea for years.  It is now becoming more prevalent in home decor. The concept is to take…
  • 5 Design Principles You Can't Afford to Ignore

    27 May 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Oh Hello!There are certain Design Principles that apply to not only art, but to your home decor as well.   Below are 5 Principles you want to consider for your decor.  No matter what your style, aesthetics or personal taste, these principles are essential to good design.   Whatever you do in your decorating philosophy, be brave....never wish you hadn't taken your vision right to the end. Make a bold statement.                                             …
  • Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

    24 Nov 2013 | 6:49 pm
    Oh hello,The aroma of turkey roasting and pumpkin pie baking, the  voices of family and friends gathered around the table admiring.....the centerpiece...it Thanksgiving! What is Thanksgiving dinner without a centerpiece?! Having a beautiful centerpiece can make the table magical. I recently visited our friends at Marguerite Gardens Florist (http://www.flowerpowerchicago.com/) and found some amazing ideas for centerpieces.  With an array of flowers, gourds  winter berries and thistles they created…
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  • Tiny Homes Ideas for Modern LIving

    Founterior
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    Small spaces are true challenge for many interior designers and homeowners. This is because of the lack of space and […] The post Tiny Homes Ideas for Modern LIving appeared first on Founterior.
  • Christmas Tree Ideas for a Wondeful Holiday

    Founterior
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    Christmas time is approaching fast and we need to get ready for one of the most exciting holidays around the […] The post Christmas Tree Ideas for a Wondeful Holiday appeared first on Founterior.
  • Decorate You Children’s Room for X-Mas

    Founterior
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    Do you love Christmas? Personally, I think that the days off around 25th of December are gorgeous way to spend […] The post Decorate You Children’s Room for X-Mas appeared first on Founterior.
  • Christmas Ideas for Children Room Décor

    Founterior
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Christmas approaches fast and we need to welcome the holiest day in the year with a suitable decoration in our […] The post Christmas Ideas for Children Room Décor appeared first on Founterior.
  • DIY Trees and Ideas for Christmas holidays

    Founterior
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    Hello drear friends and welcome back to our website! Do you already feel the holiday mood because all our team […] The post DIY Trees and Ideas for Christmas holidays appeared first on Founterior.
 
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  • 4 ways to get your mudroom ready for winter

    Wendy Weinert
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    You might call it “the mudroom,” but that doesn’t mean you have to actually let your entryway get muddy. To prevent your mudroom from becoming a mess this winter (due to tracking in snow, water and dirt, and from having to hang bulky outdoor apparel), try these four winter clean-up solutions. 1. Place outdoor mats on both sides of the doors Photo credit: Matthew Benson, This Old House When the temperature is below zero outside, your family will want to get inside as fast as possible. By having another doormat placed inside your home, people are able to clean off their shoes…
  • Great decor gift ideas this holiday season

    Wendy Weinert
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:38 am
    Every year I think I have plenty of time to buy Christmas gifts, and every year the holidays creep up on me. This leaves me frantically searching for the perfect present at the last minute. If you find yourself in a similar situation year after year, stop the cycle now and take advantage of Cyber Monday. Here are some gift ideas to get you inspired. Gifts for him Bronze spyglass: Those who love the open sea will also love this beautiful bronze spyglass. It will look great in a home office, living room or any nautical-themed space. Sail Model Defender, 1895: With this classic decor piece set…
  • Keep the cold out this winter with these energy-efficient curtain ideas

    Wendy Weinert
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Photo credit: Divine Design No one likes their home to feel cold, but having to pay high utility bills just to keep the space warm isn’t ideal either. Fortunately, there are cost-effective strategies you can use to keep energy costs down and your home cozy. These four curtain ideas, for example, are easy to implement and can save you money this winter. Replace curtains with thermal and heavy materials Thermal curtains are designed to prevent winter drafts from entering your home. They are typically made from heavier materials and some are tightly woven to keep out the cold air. Plus,…
  • Easy Thanksgiving decor ideas for your family get-together

    Wendy Weinert
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Now that October is over and the spooky Halloween decor has been put away, it’s time to start thinking about the next big holiday: Thanksgiving! Every holiday is enjoyable for different reasons, but I particularly love Thanksgiving because it’s a day dedicated to giving thanks, spending time with family and eating a lot of food. To get ready for the big day, I’ve compiled some easy Thanksgiving decor ideas that you and your guests will love. 1. Decide on a theme Are you going to throw a modern Thanksgiving? A rustic one? Deciding on a theme first will help you narrow your…
  • 5 reasons to consider a sectional for your space

    Wendy Weinert
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Buying new living room furniture? Before you automatically start browsing the sofas and chairs, take some time to consider a sectional first. It seems many people are hesitant to buy a sectional and I’m not sure why. Maybe it is due to their larger size, or maybe people are just hesitant to try something new, fearing they will regret it later. While not for everyone, I think there’s a lot to love about sectionals. Read on to learn the benefits of sectionals and you might just realize you love them, too. 1. They are perfectly designed for taking naps Let’s start off with one…
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  • How To Make Your Kitchen Colors POP!

    Banarsi Designs
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Your kitchen is the central area of your home, where family and friends gather and delicious meals are served. You’ll definitely want to be sure that your kitchen reflects your own style and personality with gorgeous colors and the right accessories. Making your kitchen the hub of your home is as easy as finding the right color scheme to make your kitchen instantly noticeable. Here’s how to make your kitchen colors POP! Paint Your Pantry Door a Fun Color (Photo Credits: Willow Hill Farm Girl) Make your pantry door stand out and add a pop of color to your kitchen by painting it a unique…
  • 5 Cool Ideas For an Elegant “Frozen” Theme Party

    Banarsi Designs
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Disney’s “Frozen” is ultra-hot right now, and millions of Elsa-themed birthday and holiday parties are being planned at this very moment. Hosting a Frozen inspired get together is a chic way to kick off the winter season. However, even if kiddie stuff isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy a Frozen get-together in an elegant way. Here are 5 super cool ideas for a chic Frozen themed party. 1. Choose the Right Color Scheme (Photo Credits: Catch My Party) There are a few different color schemes that are associated with the Frozen movie: blue and purple, and blue and white. Blue (Elsa) and…
  • Does Your Thanksgiving Get-Together Have These 8 Things?

    Banarsi Designs
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    Planning a Thanksgiving get-together that goes smoothly can seem downright impossible, especially if you’ll be cooking for several guests. However, there are several things that can not only make hosting easier, but will also make the dinner more enjoyable for your guests. Make sure your Thanksgiving party has these 8 essentials. 1. Helping Hands If you’re cooking for a lot of people, don’t turn down offers for help. It will free you up to focus more on the big ticket items, like the turkey. Let someone else bring the pie, or the mashed potatoes. 2. Wine (Photo Credits: Williams Sonoma…
  • 6 Hot Thanksgiving Table Trends

    Banarsi Designs
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    This year, everyone is going to be looking at your Thanksgiving table. It will be the subject of many pictures and Facebook posts, so you want to be sure it looks as good as your food is delicious. Here are 6 super hot Thanksgiving table trends that will set your table apart from the rest. Pumpkin Flower Pot (Photo Credits: Southern Piphi) Instead of setting your flower centerpieces in a boring vase this year, empty out a pumpkin and let it act as as a flower pot. Simply remove the top and scrape out the insides as though you were carving a jack-o-lantern, and then fill the inside with water.
  • 5 Ways to Transition Your Fall Home Decor Into Winter

    pavel
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    Transitioning your home decor from fall to winter doesn’t have to be difficult. By using basic elements like apothecary jars, manzanita branches and burlap wreaths, you can change your home’s seasonal decor from autumn to winter easily. Check out these fast and easy tips! Swap Out Items In Your Filled Jars (Photo Credits: Styleburb, Bonbonrosegirls.com) Decorating your home with apothecary jars makes transitioning your decor super simple. Pinecones work well for both fall and winter, and you can swap autumn leaves and pumpkins for holiday ornaments in just a few minutes! Change Your…
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  • 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…
  • Top Bathroom Trends for 2015

    caitlink
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    More than 400 designers are in agreement that bathroom renovation trends for 2015 are moving toward a more simplistic, cleaner and contemporary look, according to a style report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Although homeowners and designers aren’t completely dismissing the traditional rustic, cozy charm of today’s bathroom styles, they are favoring cleaner and more modern lines. Here are the hottest bathroom trends for 2015 to keep in mind if you’re considering a bathroom renovation in the near future: Soaking and free-standing tubs are taking over the traditional…
  • Granite Transformations Infographic: The Road to Renovation

    caitlink
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    So, we may not have been around during the Stone Age, but (surprisingly) the need for some form of countertop spans back to 200,000 BC. “The Road to Kitchen Counter Renovation” has been a journey of kitchen design trends and faux pas, with several innovative design successes and a series of hits and misses along the way. When it comes to kitchen design, avocado-colored appliances and unsightly Formica® countertops may have been all the rage back in the 1960s, but fast-forward into the next century and homeowners are busting through the time warp and embracing the beauty, style and…
  • Housing Market and Homebuilder Confidence is Rising

    caitlink
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reveals homebuilders are feeling more confident in sales expectations than they have in almost nine years. Builder confidence in the newly built, single family home market rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59, according to the latest Housing Market Index (HMI). This brings the index to its highest point since November of 2005. With a strengthening job market, demand for new homes is steadily trending upward and regaining builder confidence; however, there has been slightly…
 
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  • Holman Ranch - Wine and Olive Oil Review

    Vidya Sudarsan
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    Holman Ranch is a 400 acre property that is surrounding by Santa Lucia Mountains. They are located 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and pretty close to the quaint town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. It has become a venue for weddings, special events and corporate retreats. They have been around since 1928 and have hosted celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin.This vinery grows - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. I requested Pinot Noir for review and I give it a 5 star rating. I loved the subtle yet fruity flavor of this wine, and I totally enjoyed this with my meal.  I also…
  • Gadgets You Will Love - Valhalla Luggage Scale

    Vidya Sudarsan
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    This gadget is for travelers who want to travel without anxiety of paying extra for heavy baggage. I can't imagine the last minute stress of going to the ticketing counter when one or more of my suitcases have crossed the limit! It feels awful to pay hundreds of dollars in fees - I would rather spend this money during my vacation. A gadget that costs less than $15.00 can relieve a significant amount of stress. Isn't this something you might want to consider for yourself or as a holiday gift for someone you care about? Check out its sleek design and durable strength of Valhalla Luggage…
  • Traditional Hanok Houses

    Vidya Sudarsan
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Continuing my mini-series on an architectural world tours..  in this page, I've featured Hanok Houses from Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, Korea. These traditional Korean houses reflect Korean architecture and their long history. I believe Hanok's are now trendy, and travelers want to experience living in a Hanok! After putting this page together, I really feel like spending my next family vacation in a Hanok!I've some information here and links to go to for more.. followed by some of my favorite Hanok houses. Hanoks are environmental friendly. Natural resources such as…
  • A Great Way To Send Flowers Via The Bouqs

    Vidya Sudarsan
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    Disclaimer: This is a partnered post with The Bouqs.com. I received these flowers for participating in brand activities and spreading the word. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.The flowers I received from TheBouqs.com made me very happy! It arrived intact in a nice box and they were so fresh that I could even smell the white roses. I had a hard time selecting from their wide collection because all of them were stunning. I picked 'Peace' which is a beautiful mix of white roses and purple accent flowers.  I love how their different bouquets are named - such as 'Cake n…
  • Moorish Architecture And Designs

    Vidya Sudarsan
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Moorish Style! I don't have enough words to praise this gorgeous architectural style! I'm so glad to add this to my world tour....Here's a little history -- the Moorish architecture and designs are named after Moors - North African people who conquered what is now Spain, Portugal, and the Pyrenees region of France around 712 AD  to 1492. They introduced several architectural details including the unique way of painting ceramic tiles called ‘Zellige’. It consists of complex geometrical designs on tiles. It just amazes me how symmetric and colorful these tiles are.. Moors must have…
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  • 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. View our full range here. 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…
  • New in: Diamante Cushion Covers

    strawberry_admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Add a touch of glamour to your home with our sparkly, new cushion covers!
  • Get cosy with flannelette sheets this winter!

    strawberry_admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    The cold weather is setting in and here at Tony’s we think there is nothing better than a flannelette set to keep you warm this winter. We have a great range of flannelette products for you to choose from, here are our favourites: Flannelette Alpine Nordic Grey Quilt Duvet Cover This is a lovely warm, cosy brushed cotton flannelette duvet cover with a grey and white alpine pattern on it. The cover is available as a single, double or king and will definitely keep you warm on the coldest off nights. Baby Flannelette Fitted Sheet Blue This flannelette sheet set is made from the finest 100%…
  • Simple ways to make big changes in your new home

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

    strawberry_admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Making small changes in your home can help to create a cleaner and greener environment as well as save on those pricey energy bills. It can be done without breaking the bank, here are a few simple ways of cutting down your energy costs: Change to energy saving light bulbs They last 10x longer than a standard bulb and can save you £40 per bulb installed. Don’t overfill your kettle Only fill the kettle with the minimum amount needed to save energy. Unplug devices not in use Devices continue to draw power even when they’re in standby mode or not in use, this is known as ‘vampire power’.
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  • 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…
  • Never Trust Anyone Who Doesn’t Love Cheese: Mintwood Home

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

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

    5 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hundreds entered our silky cushion giveaway by Nitin Goyal London, and now we are finally revealing the lucky winner who is going cuddle up with this beautiful patterned cushion!  Drum roll...rolling.....rolling.... Congratulations to Carol Bizzell, you're the WINNER!! (Could you please send an email to dorothea@thelongeststay.com with your address, so we can post your prize?) We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered (you were a lot, really!!), but don't worry, we've got more to come...so keep an eye on our newsletters (plus get 10% OFF when you sign up)…
  • What's On | November 2014 Events

    1 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's November edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of November 2014. We're wondering how we're going to fit it all in! 1-30 November Richmond Literature Festival, Richmond Taking place in the beautifully scenic borough of Richmond, the Literature Festival aims to inspire and educate about the literary world, featuring authors, journalists and commentators. There will be workshops and events, as well as a programme for children and young people, making it a perfect day out for the whole family! 3-9 November Winter…
  • Gothic Interior Design Ideas: our Top 10

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    When it comes to think of decorating our home, we all head straight for carved pumpkins, spider webs, blood and ghosts, but we, design lovers, decided to round up our top 10 elements to consider when decorating a gothic-inspired interior without restricting to the traditional way.  Scroll through some of these creative ideas to make your home look more mystic without losing its elegance.  1. Colours The colours preferred are generally darker and richer, but you don’t have to follow the gloomy palette. In fact, if not used with moderation, black, for example, could give your…
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  • 24 Tiny Island Ideas for the Smart Modern Kitchen

    Sherry Nothingam
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:07 am
    Should a modestly sized kitchen have an island at its heat or would it better to just do away with this addition? This is one of the most frequently asked questions that we encounter and like with any design choice, the answer depends on your kitchen dynamics, family needs and the available space. But there is absolutely no reason why small kitchens cannot have a gorgeous island at their heart. A smart kitchen island is the perfect way to extend your prep zone, create a simple breakfast nook and even add additional storage space. Tiny kitchen islands solve this problem with ingenuity…
  • Spanish Revival: Old Farmhouse Transformed into a Striking Modern Home

    Sherry Nothingam
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    We absolutely love contemporary renovation and restoration projects that focus around adaptive reuse of the existing structure and materials. Located on an old Spanish farm in the sleepy, scenic village of La Cerdanya in the eastern Pyrenees, this lovely home transformation is all about a balanced and organic blend of modern comfort with old world charm. Crafted with ingenious brilliance by Dom Arquitectura, the entire residence was previously a series of small buildings that included a farmhouse, a barn, a hay storage space, a large warehouse and a farmyard. Combining all these elements to…
  • Our Favorite DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

    Kate Simmons
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    The holidays are approaching…have you started thinking about gift ideas for your friends and family? Kate here, and each year I enjoy making a few gifts for my nearest and dearest. For the last couple of months, I’ve been gathering creative ideas from some of my favorite design bloggers, and today I’m sharing these projects with Decoist readers! Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy project or a more involved endeavor, these design-fabulous creations allow you to put a personal touch on the holiday gifting experience. Enjoy!DIY Gifts for Design LoversThe first…
  • Windsor: Opulent Bespoke Seating with Timeless Italian Panache!

    Sherry Nothingam
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    It is not every day that you come across a stunning decor piece that promises to steal the show in your living room and elevate its aura in a daring, dazzling fashion. Leaving you mesmerized with its flair and glamour is the Windsor Series of furnishings from Arketipo Firenze, which steals the show with its sophisticated brilliance. The fabulous lineup features a plush couch in both normal and extra-large sizes, a lovely armchair, a chaise lounge and a beautiful pouf, and each one of these pieces showcases a silky, luxurious look.Richness both in visual appeal and texture is the trademark of…
  • 15 Sophisticated Kitchens with the Charm of a Bygone Era

    Sherry Nothingam
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Innovation, technology and modern comfort do not necessarily mean you have to do away with the aesthetics of the past. Inspired by the design conventions of old country houses and traditional kitchens, Scavolini has come up with two remarkable kitchens that balance the classic with the contemporary. Dubbed Belvedere and Baltimora, both of these kitchens instantly take you back in time with their warm use of colors, natural textures and a style that promotes a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle. Yet at the heart of it all is a state-of-the-art kitchen that keeps up with the needs of your busy urban…
 
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    Leovan Design

  • 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
  • Interior Design Trends 2015

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Interior design has a symbiotic relationship with fashion design. Both inspire each other for creative ideas and new inspirations.  In 2015 Interior design and home décor trends will reinvent luxury, creativity, versatility, and eco-friendly spaces. Here is a list of interior design and home décor trends for 2015: Colors which are chosen from outdoor natural surroundings and 
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Featured in E-book

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


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

  • 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
  • Enjoy The Holiday With A Fuss Free Modern Christmas Tree

    Decor Girl
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Designed by an architect and perfected by his family, the Modern Christmas Tree is a delight for any interior. The answer to fuss free holiday decorating. Read More
  • Agraria Has Go To Gifts For The Holiday Season

    Decor Girl
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    November is here, the holidays are going to be upon us before we know it.  Time to stock the gift closet with easy go-to gifts suitable for any occasion.  One of our favorite go to gifts are candles and soaps … Read More
  • Diamond (Sinks) Are A Kitchen’s Best Friend

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

    Decor Girl
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Do you hang pictures on your wall without a frame? Go out of the house before you’ve finished dressing? Doubtful on both accounts.  The same logic applies to windows.  Rarely can a window go completely undressed.  Check out these seven … Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Regaining character in a period property

    Nicola
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    For people looking to purchase a home, period properties can carry a lot of appeal. Period properties provide you with a unique place to live, allowing you to stand out from the crowd. For some people though, period properties may seem too old fashioned, and may not seem as attractive as a modern, state of the art house or apartment. However, for those who are fans of history and classic architecture, a period property could be the perfect place to live. A period property will already have a lot of character to it, and it may be the case that you are happy to leave it as it is. Some period…
  • Hardwood flooring vs. Carpet

    Nicola
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    When it comes to flooring for your home, the two most popular choices have always been carpet or hardwood. While recent years have seen more options becoming slightly more popular, none of them ever really come close to these two. So for people decorating a new home, or redecorating their current home, the big question is often which type of flooring to choose. For some, the decision will be a practical, functional choice, whereas others will make the choice based on aesthetics and personal preference. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, and by understanding these, you can…
  • Entertaining guest with hardwood flooring

    Nicola
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Having hardwood flooring installed can completely change the look of your home, giving it a feeling of luxury and class. Whenever you have friends or family around, whether this is for a full-on dinner party or just a quick cup of tea and a catch up, your beautiful hardwood flooring will be one of the first things they will notice upon arrival. If you find yourself entertaining guests on a regular basis, you will of course want to show off your home’s best features, but at the same time you will want to protect your wooden floors from any potential damage from increased usage. This is…
  • Protecting Wooden Floors

    Nicola
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Real hardwood floors can not only make your home look beautiful but also increase the value of it and help it sell better. But it’s important to keep wooden floors in good condition so they don’t look worn and tired. But don’t worry; this is not difficult to do. Here at Just Wood we offer a few suggestions that, if you undertake them, will keep your wood floors in excellent condition. Avoid Water on Wood Floors Water can be very damaging to hardwood floors; it can not only mark them but cause them to swell and cup. To avoid this make sure you keep contact with water to a…
  • Add value to your home with hardwood flooring

    Nicola
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    When it comes to selling your home, you will want to make sure you get the best possible price for it. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning on selling your home in the next few months, or don’t have any plans to sell it for a number of years, any steps you can take to add to the value of your property add will pay off in the long run. Your home is one of, if not your biggest single asset, so investing in it over time is always a smart decision. While there are a whole host of different ways you can add value to your home, one of the easiest and most effective ways is by…
 
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    Home Stratosphere

  • The Ultimate Guide to Home Security Systems: Video Surveillance and Home Security Services

    HS Editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:20 pm
    According to the FBI, Home Break-In (Burglary) is the most common threat to our home [1]. In the U.S. a home burglary occurs every 13 seconds, which equates to 2.5 million home intrusions every single year. Those are some scary statistics. The point of today’s post is not to scare you, however, it’s to make you aware of the potential threat to your home and what you can do to ensure that you don’t become another victim – another statistic. Now more than ever, home security is a necessity. There is no telling when your home may be hit or by who, but the risk is certainly there.
  • Stunning Mixed Media Collage Art Portfolio by Jordan Kim

    HS Editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:52 pm
    This whimsical art (above) features a child done in black & white text, holding a blue frog, with a humorous “miffed” expression. This magazine collage is done using just cut paper – mostly junk mail and magazines – no paint or other mediums.   A great gift for anyone who collects frog decor.  Buy the above print here. About:  Jordan Kim creates mixed media art.  It’s a painstaking process (see her amazing how-to video below the gallery) where the art is created from thousands of magazine clippings.  Not only is the work aesthetically stunning,…
  • Elegant Leaside Custom Home By Steffanie Gareau

    HS Editor
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Welcome to our gallery focusing on the beautiful Leaside custom home interior, designed by Steffanie Gareau. Serving the greater Toronto area, Gareau’s interior design specializes in cabinetry and tile design, plumbing and lighting fixture selection, all interior flooring, door and trim specifications, and lighting layouts and space optimization. Complete decorating services are also available, including custom furniture and drapery design. This home is a perfect example of Gareau’s sense of unified style. Specific shades and materials iterate throughout the house, tying the…
  • 16 Different Types Of Bunk Beds

    HS Editor
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Welcome to our guide to finding and purchasing the perfect bunk bed for your home. The multicolored galaxy of options available today may seem dizzying to the uninitiated, so we are here to help narrow the choices down to what works for you. To that end, we’ve gathered a selection of some of the best examples of each type of bunk bed, breaking them down by build material, design, and style. For example, our , is a wooden, L-shaped, rustic model that flaunts an array of storage options and built-in desk space. This guide has been crafted to help you find the perfect fit for your given…
  • 15 Custom Luxury Home Bar Designs By Drury Design

    HS Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Welcome to our gallery showcasing a collection of bold home bars created by Chicago-based design firm Drury Design. Sometimes having an equally gorgeous and utilitarian kitchen is not enough. While entertaining guests is a customary activity for living rooms, it’s not always the best option for gathering friends for drinks and dining. A grand, open design kitchen can be made to accommodate, but sometimes you really want to bring the pub atmosphere inside. This is where the home bar comes in. This selection of custom crafted home bars shows the breadth of style and function available…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Art on a Budget

    Donna Hoffman
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Want to get that high end look without blowing your budget?  Use these simple steps and your friends will be asking if you won the lottery!   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…
  • The Table’s Pre-Thanksgiving Dilemma

    Donna Hoffman
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Stressing about decorating for the holidays?  You think YOU have problems! Here’s one holiday gift that you’ll use over and over again. Let the Decorating Roadmap Starter Kit be your guide to getting the home of your dreams! Click here to download.   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…
  • Art on a Budget

    Donna Hoffman
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Struggling with last minute decorating before the holidays? Here are some quick, easy design finishes that you can accomplish before the guests walk through the door! 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…
  • The Beds and the Bees

    Donna Hoffman
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    It’s difficult enough for humans to talk about…how about beds?   About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous  results when decorating your own home, or hiring the right…
  • Scary Statistic

    Donna Hoffman
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Did you know that over 98% of homeowners are dissatisfied with the decor in their homes (according to a survey in Elle Decor)? Watch this video before you set foot in a furniture store! 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 one of 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…
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    Chic California

  • Thanksgiving Printable and Perfect Chalkboard Writing

    chiccalifornia
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Thanksgiving Printable and Perfect Chalkboard Writing I’m loving my “new” chalkboard in my family room. It was so easy to just flip an old painting around to convert it into a chalkboard. You can see that process here. But I have to say, writing on a chalkboard is not the easiest thing for me to {Read More...} The post Thanksgiving Printable and Perfect Chalkboard Writing appeared first on Chic California.
  • Vintage Map Ornament: Trim The Tree Blog Hop

    chiccalifornia
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Vintage Map Ornament: Trim the Tree Blog Hop I know we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet and I promise I won’t bombard you with Christmas stuff until after the Turkey has been digested! But in case you are getting ready to decorate your tree or for you snowed in readers who have already started, I {Read More...} The post Vintage Map Ornament: Trim The Tree Blog Hop appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #47

    chiccalifornia
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #47 Before we get this party started I just wanted to give you a quick update on my Thanksgiving Table which you can see here if you missed it. Evidently I forgot to give my boys’ best neighbor friend an official seat at the table. So he took it upon {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #47 appeared first on Chic California.
  • How to Transform an Old Piece of Art into a Chalkboard

    chiccalifornia
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    How to Transform an Old Piece of Art into a Chalkboard I suffer from a condition called design ADD. It’s a real thing in my world. I am always moving things around, rearranging furniture, and swapping out wall decor. If you will recall I had some new doors that I made look old and crackly {Read More...} The post How to Transform an Old Piece of Art into a Chalkboard appeared first on Chic California.
  • Thanksgiving Table Setting

    chiccalifornia
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Thanksgiving Table Setting It’s here! The big reveal of my Thanksgiving Table setting. I have been putting this together for a few days now and I am so excited to share it with you. I wanted to do something different than last years’s painted pumpkins (Which you can check out here in case you missed {Read More...} The post Thanksgiving Table Setting appeared first on Chic California.
 
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    HomeDSGN

  • Villa La Baule

    Jessica
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    Villa La Baule is a stylish home filled with colors and textures that give it a unique character. It is located in La Baule, in Brittany, France. Photos by: Steven BaconnaisMore...
  • Château de la Resle by Johan Bouman & Pieter Franssens

    Jessica
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Château de la Resle is a project completed by Johan Bouman & Pieter Franssens. Renovated in 2005, the hotel is located in Montigny-la-Resle, France. Château de la Resle by Johan Bouman & Pieter Franssens: “In the heart of Burgundy, in a park of six hectares, is a chateau that was built between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Inside, no sleeping princesses waiting for their prince charming, but Johan Bouman and..More...
  • Couin de Vacque by Jamie Falla Architecture

    Jessica
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:09 am
    Couin de Vacque is a private home designed by Jamie Falla Architecture. It is located in Guernsey, Channel Islands. Couin de Vacque by Jamie Falla Architecture: “Replacing a dilapidated 1950’s 2 storey villa, Couin de Vacque is the reinterpretation of the local vernacular longhouse, providing a low energy and low maintenance family home. A large expanse of structurally glazed doors connect the living spaces to a large courtyard and infinity..More...
  • Home in Antwerp by Thierry Lejeune

    Jessica
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    This elegant home is located in Antwerp, Belgium. Designed by Thierry Lejeune, its interior strikes the perfect balance between character and simplicity, using sparse decorative accessories and an earthy palette. Photos courtesy of Thierry LejeuneMore...
  • D58 by Widawscy Studio Architektury

    Magaly
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    D58 was recently completed by Widawscy Studio Architektury. It is located in Mikolów, Poland. D58 by Widawscy Studio Architektury: “Minimalism and a maximum of open space are the basic assumptions of presented interior. Designers arranged them with elegant simplicity. They decided to contrasting statement of white, black and American walnut. Large windows overlooking the garden and the forest heighten the feeling of spaciousness. The ground floor is dominated by white..More...
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Australian Paddington Residence by Ellivo Architects Studio

    Vania
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Row architecture, contemporary design, open plan living spaces, restrained color palate with few colorful elements for richness and the amazing character defining 100 – year – old protected fig tree in the garden. Maybe for some this family home can be described as “yet another example of modern Australian suburban culture and architecture” but the project definitely has its one charm and unique character. The living quarters with their high ceilings, open plan architecture, free shifting levels of inhabitation and sliding glass doors towards the calm gardens, define space as…
  • Compact Size Bathroom Cabinet by Marco Taietta

    Vania
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Tender is the new bathroom cabinet signed Marco Taietta for Makro, compact size, featuring special door that also acts as a handle due to its implication on the side and the projection from the top wire Read the rest of Compact Size Bathroom Cabinet by Marco Taietta originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Rustic Warmth and Modern Simplicity at Lakeview Residence

    Vania
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    The first thing that captures the attention, with this house is the careful and harmonic way in which it interacts with its surrounding environment – the beautiful embrace of the two living trees incorporated at the front porch, or the breathtaking views toward the lake, or the smooth, natural curves of the wooden cladding of the facade – everything fits with the innovative and eco-friendly approach of the architects from Alterstudio Architecture (utilizing efficiently geothermal HVAC systems, reclaimed wood, natural ventilation).  The interior is also a harmonic combination…
  • Steel Spiral Staircase by Rizzi

    Vania
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    A natural architectural vocation lies at the heart of Rizzi’s steel spiral staircases, which combine the needs of contemporary designs with the most sophisticated hand-crafting techniques. The staircase becomes a sophisticated volume that in interior design is lent an unexpected softness thanks to the timeless charm of wood teamed with metal. Read the rest of Steel Spiral Staircase by Rizzi originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Rotating Multiuse Shelf by Luka Pirnat

    Vania
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    Luka Pirnat is a industrial design graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He interlaces simplicity, innovation and functionality with a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty. Read the rest of Rotating Multiuse Shelf by Luka Pirnat originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
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    Trendoffice

  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday Doorbuster Deals and Sales

    trendoffice
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Thanksgiving is just three days away and Black Friday is right around the corner !Take advantage of the numerous Black Friday doorbusters that go live tonight: Lyrix JIVE Water-resistant... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cool ideas for your kids

    trendoffice
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:35 am
    I like designs that are not only beautiful and functional, but also stimulating. Thast is especially important when we buy things for our kids - then design has its greatest influence! Whether as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A growing trend

    trendoffice
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    This seams to be a growing trend - the so called Standing Desk is getting more and more popular, but, if you check, you will fins that "During the 18th and 19th centuries, standing desks were popular... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2014 Wood Awards

    trendoffice
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    As interior designer I asm most impressed with furniture design: Production Made Furniture: winner 'Hat Tree', by Fowler & Company Materials: Steamed laminated European beech  Bespoke... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gifts for everyone

    trendoffice
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Are you looking for gift ideas? I suppose that I can help you with some suggestions - good design with practical value is one of the best choices: Moon ClockAlto Wood Wallets have a functional... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Modern Design and Living - Interiors and Home Accessories - Mocha

  • 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 […]
  • A Small Duplex Apartment That Will Take Your Breath Away

    Sarah
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Have you ever noticed that the interiors of small homes are often far more creative than larger ones? When space is limited, you have to be very inventive with it. I recently came across this breathtaking little duplex apartment. And it illustrates perfectly what can be achieved with well-considered, innovative design. Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, […]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • 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…
  • Great Gift Ideas For £20 & Under!

    Cat How
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    1. Portuguese Serving Jug (£18.95) / 2. Chess & Checkers Set (£19.95) / 3. Swallow Mobile (£10.95) / 4. Rita Earrings Black & Electric Blue (£20.00) / 5. The Tea Towel (£10.00) / 6. Whale Necklace (£20.00) / 7. Turquoise Notebook (£11.95) / 8. Tribal Burst Necklace (£19.95) / 9. Reversible Acorn Bonnet Chocolate (£10.00) / 10. Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Set (£14.95) / 11. Mini Facemaker Set (£19.95) / 12. Gold Crystalized Studs (£12.00) / 13. Be Bold Print (£20.00) / 14. Butcher Cuts Oven Glove (£14.00) / 15. Bubble Glass Lagoon Carafe (£14.95) / 16. Jansen Mug…
  • Lorena Marañón

    Cat How
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Born in 1988 in Holguin, Cuba Lorena Marañón is a textile artist with a love of colour and skill in craft that I find captivating. Currently living and working in Miami, Florida she began embroidering in 2009 by producing small and experimental pieces that became the foundation of a four year jewellery business. I really wanted to get some of Lorena’s pieces on Howkapow, but their one-off nature and the fact they took (understandably) many weeks to create meant we couldn’t quite make this happen. Since then, her jewellery has taken a back seat and she now makes highly…
  • WIN Our Exclusive Las Vegas Shotgun Wedding Silk Scarf!

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

  • Miracle Mile Residential Project

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

    Ieva
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Designed by Estudio P. Libano, this Barcelona penthouse is stylish in a minimal yet very chic way. The calm and neutral colour palette, light, muted wood floors with some black accents and contrasting countertops all compose into this one harmonic and calming space. The rough concrete walls add a touch of industrialism together with a  metal dining chairs and bar stools. Bathroom layout was obviously chosen to preserve as much space as possible, therefore, the shower is fit together with a bathtub. One inventive idea, was to place a washbasin not in the bathroom, but in the hallway.
  • Fontevraud Abbey Hotel

    Ieva
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:43 am
    Since I’m a sucker for everything with History and character, coming around these wonderful renovations and conversions form something old and neglected to something sophisticated and contemporary is always worthwhile. Everything is definitely in balance with today’s the Fontevraud Abbey’s new hotel. Designed by architect duo Jouin Manku, aka Patrick Jouin & Sanjit Manku, the soothing and sleek design leaves room for the historically charged interiors of one of the vastest monastic sites from the Middle Ages, to continue be the focal point of every space. This landmark…
  • Christopher Marley Artworks

    Ieva
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    What a wonderful Autumnal Tuesday is shining through the windows today. Hope each one of our followers and readers had a wonderful Halloweekend this year! If you didn’t, well, there’s always another year to make it right. Right now most of the leaves have already fallen from trees and the gloomy and dark fall is everywhere around us, but it’s always a great time to be reminded of the exquisite colourful creatures of the earth. I’ll confess, I have been a bit inspired by Halloween butterfly costumes, and other colourful creatures that I have seen while celebrating…
  • Green Buildings In Australia

    Deborah
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Australia is a leader in sustainable and green building practices. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) ranks second globally to the US Green Building Council when it comes to influence and size. It is one of the eight country councils which founded the World Green Building Council, a global council that promotes green building initiative and the use of planning and design methods that are resource efficient and environmentally accountable from an international perspective. A short history of the GBCA The GBCA was established in 2002 by green building innovators who have seen the…
 
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    Interioridea.net

  • Best 10 Contemporary Bed Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    Naturally, bed is the essential element of the bedroom interior. The design, shape and size of the bed can have a major impact of creating a specific style and identity in the bedroom interior. The bed should be comfortable and aesthetically bold and advanced. Bed can be find in any possible style, design and shape, The post Best 10 Contemporary Bed Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Contemporary Hallway Interior Design Ideas Best 10 Creative Bedroom Nightstand Ideas Best 10 Vintage Sofa Design Ideas For Antique Charm
  • 9 Insanely Creative DIY Headboard Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Due to the minimalist nature of the bedroom, you ought to use a bold decorative element that will create the focal point  and boost up the aesthetics of the interior. Usually, headboard can be a bold and creative focal point in the bedroom interior and enhance the decorative palette of the place. Even though the The post 9 Insanely Creative DIY Headboard Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Best 10 Creative Bedroom Nightstand Ideas 10 Bedroom Interior with Roof Beam Design Ideas 10 Modern Eclectic Bedroom Interior Design Ideas
  • 12 Rustic Scandinavian Kitchen Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    Rustic Scandinavian decor is perfect choice for people who want to create both sleek and natural appearance of the kitchen. The combination of the Scandinavian brightness and sleek, sharp decor line and the rough, natural  touch of rustic influence will help you to create charming and beautiful kitchen. This distinctive bland is perfect for people The post 12 Rustic Scandinavian Kitchen Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Amazing Scandinavian Kitchen Interior Design Ideas 10 Inspiring Scandinavian Bedroom Interior Design Ideas 10 Cool Kitchen Interior Design…
  • 11 Green and White Living Room Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Green and white is perfect color scheme for people who tend to create soothing and refreshing appearance in the living room interior. These two tones works perfect together in bringing lush and bright charm in the interior and work as great bad energy filter. The green shade brings vibrant, refreshing and breezy feel in the The post 11 Green and White Living Room Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Best 11 Marvelous Red Living Room Design Ideas 10 Cheery Green Bathroom Interior Design Ideas 10 Relaxing Green Dining Room Interior Design Ideas
  • Top 9 Unique and Bold Dining Table Designs

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    Naturally, dining table is the essential element and furniture in the dining room, so it’s design, shape and overall appearance can have a major impact on the  dining room interior. Dining tables can be found in ample of various style, design, material, color and shape, due to the immensely increased creativity in the furniture design The post Top 9 Unique and Bold Dining Table Designs appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Contemporary Coffee Table Design Ideas for Living Room Interior 10 Amazing Minimalist Dining Room Design Ideas 10 Dramatic Industrial Dining Room…
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  • White Kitchen Cabinets: How to Brighten Up Your Kitchen

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

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

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

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

    interiordesignet
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    Have you been considering installing kitchen pantry cabinet in your kitchen? This can be a costly and complicated when you decide on the proper design of pantry cabinet for your kitchen, whether you only want to perform kitchen remodeling or even building a kitchen from scratch. One of the most important things that you should consider for your kitchen is how you make it tidy and well-organized. If you choose to go with remodeling, you should be prepared to spend money about thousand dollars. Choose a cheaper way by installing a storage pantry cabinet in your kitchen. Your decision to install…
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    Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas

  • Look what’s trending: knits

    Jenna Crotty
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Knits are always a seasonal staple when winter rolls in. This year I’m seeing in particular a lot of chunky knits, with cream and beige being the trending favourite colours. Knits are a great way to add warmth and texture to your home. So if you plan on getting on this trend, I’ve hand picked […] The post Look what’s trending: knits appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • Look what’s trending: stag cushions

    Jenna Crotty
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    All sorts of deer-shaped door knobs and doe-like decorations can be hunted (pun very much intentional) in Irish and online interiors stores this season, so here’s a collection of my favourite stag cushions for your inspiration. I’m overwhelmed by the urge to make an ‘oh deer’ pun but I’ll spare you. I dare say it’d […] The post Look what’s trending: stag cushions appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • Have we found our site on 8 acres of forest?

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

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

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

  • Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse

    Emma Harger
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    We recently took a trip to the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse, which is a stunning and beautifully decorated showhouse located in the Buckhead neighborhood. This is a design lover’s delight and features incredible rooms from many of Atlanta’s best interior designers–including one of the top 20 African-American interior designers, Michel Boyd of SmithBoyd Interiors. Every room was simply stunning and showcased loads of great, inspirational decorating details. Also, I must say, the designers really pulled out all the stops with regards…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – November 21

    Emma Harger
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    This week at Lights Online, we: showed off 20 mudroom lighting ideas (and participated in #kbtribechat on the same subject) took a look at 4 different 2015 colors of the year (which is your favorite?) marveled at how the George Kovacs Jewel Box bath bar light makes a bathroom sparkle We’re also gearing up for some big stuff that starts on November 28 at 12:01 am…What could that be? You should subscribe to our newsletter because I heard subscribers get some inside info earlier than everyone else. Oh, yes, that’s right–we also collected 10 great design inspirations from…
  • Fabulous Friday: George Kovacs Jewel Box

    Emma Harger
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    Contemporary Bathroom by St Louis Interior Designers & Decorators S&K Interiors This contemporary bathroom comes to us from a beautifully-renovated penthouse loft in St. Louis. (It really is stunning: every single room has bold color, pattern and excellent lighting. Definitely check out the whole project!) I’m a fan of all the blue hues used, from the walls to the multi-colored tile installation in the shower. The bowl sink is also an iridescent stunner with luxurious veining detail. But this bathroom just wouldn’t be so glamorous without that lighting casting a textural…
  • A Look at 2015 Colors of the Year   Recently updated !

    Emma Harger
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    As 2014 draws to a close, paint and home furnishing companies are starting to name the colors that they think will be all the rage in 2015. Color authority Pantone hasn’t chimed in just yet, but two paint companies have and so has a fabric company that took insight from interior designers into account. Their three selections are very, very different, but all of them are intriguing in their own ways. Let’s take a look at four 2015 colors of the year and see how they have been used in real-life rooms! Sherwin-Williams chose Coral Reef (color code SW 6606), a bright and bold hue…
  • 20 Mudroom Lighting Ideas   Recently updated !

    Emma Harger
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    No matter what kind or size of home you have, there’s a way to create and decorate a great and useful mudroom so that you can come home and peel off the day in style. Mudrooms often have built-in storage units (that resemble pro sports locker rooms) and allow everyone to have a place for everything. But they can pull double or triple duty too, serving as laundry rooms, home offices and sometimes even bathrooms. Of course, all of these uses are just crying out for lighting! A common idea is to have recessed downlights aimed at the built-in unit so each person’s area is illuminated.
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    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 be able to create a custom logo mat with almost any logo design you are looking for. We appreciate a style and design challenge! You can rely on Rug Rats as experts in their industry. […] 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 for businesses, national brands, military, schools, churches, health care facilities, hospitality, or any home and especially for that special gift. We offer free rug renderings with your logo for approval before you place your order […] 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 luxury with the new Rosecore Envision collection, crafted from the softest wool and viscose in an ultra-thick cut pile. And style? Take your pick between two mesmerizing hand tufted patterns with a contemporary edge, Eros […] The post Rosecore Carpets Envisions Collection – Eros & Amorphous Custom Rugs appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Entrance Door Mats are a Great Way to Attract Customers and Visitors

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

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

  • Looking for Wecora Reviews? Take A Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peek

    Alycia Wicker
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Mupplebee If you been looking for Wecora reviews on their new hot-off-the-presses tool, you’re soooo in luck! Today I’m giving you a VIP tour around the New Wecora. Watch as I put together a quick project for my imaginary client, Snoop Dog AND hear my dog bark, too. Gotta love it! And if you can’t watch […] The post Looking for Wecora Reviews? Take A Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peek appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 5 Killer Interior Designer Marketing Strategy Ideas That Work

    Alycia Wicker
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    Mupplebee When you’re looking for an interior designer marketing strategy that works, there’s bunches of ways to go about it. And make no mistake, your first job as an interior designer is to market your business then it’s to be a fabulous interior designer. Interior Designer Marketing Strategy Idea #1 What do you wanna be known […] The post 5 Killer Interior Designer Marketing Strategy Ideas That Work appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • How To Create Interior Design on Polyvore

    Alycia Wicker
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee So you wanna know how to create interior design in polyvore, more like a moodboard in Polyvore? Well I got you covered, you sassy interior designer you! How To Create Interior Design on Polyvore Step #1 Create an account on Polyvore. You can also use your Facebook or Twitter credentials. How To Create Interior Design on […] The post How To Create Interior Design on Polyvore appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • How To Sell Interior Design Services That Clients Buy

    Alycia Wicker
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee You google for hours trying to figure out how to sell interior design services. You’re thinking that no one is checking out your site, but they are. Ready for a story? Good. She saw your post on Facebook and clicked over to your website. It led her directly to your blog post, which she read […] The post How To Sell Interior Design Services That Clients Buy appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 3 Juicy Tips On How To Get New Interior Design Clients

    Alycia Wicker
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Mupplebee How To Get New Interior Design Clients You can’t sleep. You aren’t hungry. You’re mind is just racing all.the.time. Why? Because that’s all you say to yourself (on annoying repeat like a 5 year old). It’s like you’re Winnie the Pooh sitting there with your thinking cap on and you never take it off. Before I […] The post 3 Juicy Tips On How To Get New Interior Design Clients appeared first on Mupplebee.
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • 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…
  • Top Bathroom Trends for 2015

    caitlink
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    More than 400 designers are in agreement that bathroom renovation trends for 2015 are moving toward a more simplistic, cleaner and contemporary look, according to a style report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Although homeowners and designers aren’t completely dismissing the traditional rustic, cozy charm of today’s bathroom styles, they are favoring cleaner and more modern lines. Here are the hottest bathroom trends for 2015 to keep in mind if you’re considering a bathroom renovation in the near future: Soaking and free-standing tubs are taking over the traditional…
  • Granite Transformations Infographic: The Road to Renovation

    caitlink
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    So, we may not have been around during the Stone Age, but (surprisingly) the need for some form of countertop spans back to 200,000 BC. “The Road to Kitchen Counter Renovation” has been a journey of kitchen design trends and faux pas, with several innovative design successes and a series of hits and misses along the way. When it comes to kitchen design, avocado-colored appliances and unsightly Formica® countertops may have been all the rage back in the 1960s, but fast-forward into the next century and homeowners are busting through the time warp and embracing the beauty, style and…
  • Housing Market and Homebuilder Confidence is Rising

    caitlink
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reveals homebuilders are feeling more confident in sales expectations than they have in almost nine years. Builder confidence in the newly built, single family home market rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59, according to the latest Housing Market Index (HMI). This brings the index to its highest point since November of 2005. With a strengthening job market, demand for new homes is steadily trending upward and regaining builder confidence; however, there has been slightly…
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    Decoration Lovers

  • 1181 N Hillcrest rd, Beverly Hill California – Ultimate luxury

    decorationlovers
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Yes, this is what we could call the Ultimate luxury living, a 85M Dollars Mansion in California. If you are lucky enough to have a huge bank account you can have this one. I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t regret it. “Breathe California… Immerse yourself in a scenic wonderland of unparalleled beauty. Step out into your … Continue reading 1181 N Hillcrest rd, Beverly Hill California – Ultimate luxury →
  • Design and Engineering – The practical and amazing Fletcher Table

    decorationlovers
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    The Fletcher Table is the result of many years of development, but also follows a line of history of more than one and a half centuries. It is a round table that amazingly is capable of doubling its seating capacity and, just as astonishingly, remaining truly circular in the process storing its expansion leaves within itself. … Continue reading Design and Engineering – The practical and amazing Fletcher Table →
  • Iglu Central – Australian Architectural Masterpiece by Bates Smart

    decorationlovers
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Bates Smart has designed an 8 story, 98-bed student accommodation facility in Regent Street, Chippendale, within close proximity to UTS, The University of Sydney and University of Notre Dame. The building maximizes the allowable height and sits well within the existing streetscape. It has a corten steel skin with a warm natural patina consistent in … Continue reading Iglu Central – Australian Architectural Masterpiece by Bates Smart →
  • A men’s dream house built with a low budget and lot’s of love

    decorationlovers
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    This men dream was to build a wonderful house like he had planned in his mind for years. He decided to go to Thailand and with a low budget (6500 € / 5100£) and his own work he started this project. The result you’ll see on this video. Enjoy and get some ideas for you … Continue reading A men’s dream house built with a low budget and lot’s of love →
  • John Vogel – South African Furniture

    decorationlovers
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    John Vogel trained as an architect and first started creating furniture as a student. Having worked in many materials, his strongest affinity is for timber and most of his inspiration comes from the natural world and the exploration of organic forms.   Working with the pretext that the state of our consciousness is proportional to … Continue reading John Vogel – South African Furniture →
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    purelygenuine

  • Hosting Guests During the Holidays

    purelygenuine
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    I’m not usually one to host guests, mainly because our house is too tiny and we have no guest room.  But, if you are hosting guest during the holidays I’ve got some easy ideas on how to make your visitors feel at home.   Stock up on mini toiletries, that way if you guests did forget their toothbrush or razor, they’ll have a back up.  I’ve gone to my parents house on several occasions and have forgotten my toothbrush and luckily they had extra so I didn’t have to make a special trip to the store just for a toothbrush. If you have a guest room with a closet,…
  • Holiday Design Boards on Etsy

    purelygenuine
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Hey all!!  I hope you are all having a great week, tomorrow is Friday!!!!  and next week is Thanksgiving!!  Christmas is creeping up on us fast, can you believe it’s only about a month away!!  If you don’t have time to put together great ideas for your holiday decor or you don’t want to haul out last years (or the last 5 or 10 years worth) of Christmas decorations, look no further.  I just put up 4 fabulous (I think) holiday decorating design boards that you can purchase for only $40.  All you have to do is purchase one of the packages (includes the design board and…
  • Fall Family Photo Shoot: Take Two

    purelygenuine
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    We got the rest of our family photos back a few weeks ago and I found some more of my favorite, especially of our little Gretchen.  The photographer also captured some amazing scenery photos, that I am equally excited about.  All photography is by London Photography. and some more… and even more… and even more… I know that’s a lot of photos, but I love all of them.  These last ones are all of mainly Gretchen, and I really love them.  She was starting to get ornery, so we started throwing rocks in the water.  And she LOVED it! Later maybe I’ll post some…
  • Last Minute Thanksgiving Centerpieces

    purelygenuine
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Thanksgiving has kindof snuk up on me this year, it is next week!!!  I’ve got some great and easy DIY centerpiece ideas for you. 1.  Pumpkin Vase||Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick|| 2.  Fall Table Centerpiece||Shanty 2 Chic|| 3.  Garden Water Candle||Centro Garden|| 4.  Autumn in a Jar||Style Burb|| 5.  Leaf and Corn Centerpiece ||Pinterest|| 6.  Thankful Tree||Makezine|| 7.  Edible Centerpieces||Top Inspired|| 8.  Fall Harvest Arrangement ||The Daily Basics|| 9.  Gold Pumpkin Centerpiece ||Pinterest|| 10.  Mini Pumpkin Succulent ||Living Locurto|| 11.  Fall…
  • What a 2 year old’s birthday is really like

    purelygenuine
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Yesterday, October 28th was Gretchen’s 2nd birthday.  We decided to keep it small, just me and Tyson, instead of last years birthday.  We also wanted to make it special and wanted to do all of her favorite things.  Tyson decided he wanted to take the day off, so we started planning and this is what this (Gretchen) 2 year old’s birthday entailed… Gretchen LOVES breakfast food, I’m talking waffles, pancakes, eggs, and french toast.  There’s this amazing recipe for french toast that I like to use.  It’s basically half whole eggs and half egg whites mixed…
 
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • 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…
  • Schoolhouse Lighting in Session: 4 Ways to Mount a Classic

    Alexandra C.
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Some consider schoolhouse lighting as America’s go-to style when it comes to interior illumination. With the schoolhouse design’s rich past, relevant present, and sure future there’s no question as to why. The origin of the iconic look of schoolhouse lighting fixtures stems back to the U.S. of A.’s Roaring Twenties Era. Although the schoolhouse light has long since graduated from the classroom, its design arose in public buildings, most notably in schools, during the 1920s. Up to this point, indoor lighting had mostly consisted of bare bulbs hanging from ceilings. But once the…
  • 7 Completely Chic Wall Sconces

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

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

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

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

    Danty
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    Loft bed is a bed that gradual allowing two people to sleep together in one room but did not take place too much. This bed types is not only equipped with rungs, but there also were no rungs. The bed makes the bedroom is easy to maintain and cleaning. Your child will not be bored […]
  • Mesmerize Pool House Designs

    Fitri
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    A pool house is a construction that have equipment used on a swimming pool. It is every home owner wish to have their own pool. Apart from the privacy, a pool will give an appealing decor and fresh feeling for your house. A pool comes in a various designs depend on your needs, budget, and […]
  • Inspiring Home Lighting Fixtures

    Kai
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    Home lighting fixtures include pendant lighting, wall sconces, chandeliers, bathroom lighting, kitchen lighting, ceiling lights, and many more. Home lighting fixtures, which are a blend of quality, innovation, and decorative aspects along with durability, are the perfect choice for a home. They can be modern or traditional depending on personal choice. Home lighting fixtures offer a lot of options. With so many […]
  • Elegant Balcony Designs Idea

    Fitri
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    A balcony is a platform that sticking into the wall on upper floor of a building and house surrounded with brackets and sealed by a balustrade. Some of you may have never give attention to this, but when you decorate your own balcony it will be a great place where you can enjoy your time […]
  • Delightful Stairs for Small Spaces

    Danty
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    While it seems trivial, choose and install the stairs are very confusing. Moreover, if you have a small house, you will be faced with the placement and size of the stairs that makes us have to thinking extra. It suppose that you have to take the right decisions, which is at the front, in the […]
 
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  • 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…
  • 5 Tips and 48 Cool Resources to Help Home Stagers Learn and Grow

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

    Shruti Verma
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    A good rug is essential to complete a space. They are not only aesthetic but also functional. Walking barefoot or resting your feet while you sit on the sofa over a soft cushioned rug is much more comfortable than the cold tiles. Like every other indulgence a good rug is an investment and needs to be considered carefully. To make it easy for you, we’ve broken it down into three categories that you need to keep in mind. Size all legs on or all legs off According to Designer, Emily Henderson, the biggest and most common interior decorating mistake is that the rugs tend to be too small for the…
  • Essential Measuring Tips Before Buying New Furniture

    Tejas Madaye
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:59 pm
    We always have a eye for beautiful furniture. But ordering a piece of furniture can be a messy undertaking. Its better if you measure your space before hand so that you can be confident before purchasing any kind of furniture. Its important to measure your furniture and the surrounding space before receiving a furniture delivery. This will ensure the whole process becomes hassle free. To avoid all the hassle let us see few essential measuring tips while buying new furniture.   Choose The Right Furniture Ensure you select the right kind of furniture after you manage to determine the…
  • Know your coffee table

    Shruti Verma
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    There are some things you just cannot live without. A good coffee table comes pretty high up on that list once a bed and a sofa have been taken care of. A well designed coffee table can be not only a place to put down your mug of steaming hot coffee (still wondering where it got its name?) but can also help you organise and display your possessions. There is no standard coffee table that will work for all spaces so below are a few points to keep in mind while choosing a coffee table for your home. Size A coffee table that is too big or too small with relation to the sofa in the room will look…
  • Transform Your Bedroom – 7 Ways To Dress Your Bed

    Kanika Sethi
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Most of us feel too darn lazy to make our own beds in the mornings. But we should do it. While giving the commencement speech for students of the University of Texas, Adm. William H. McCraven of the elite US Navy SEALS said, ‘making our beds first thing in the morning gives us a sense of achievement and tells us we can meet our other goals for the day’. After all how long does it take? Two to three minutes, that’s it. We just need to set our alarm at 5 minutes earlier than our normal wake-up time. And then we can have our bed looking as fantastic as the one above.   Why have…
  • One World Trade Center Re-Opens in New York

    Tejas Madaye
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    The tallest building in the western hemisphere is finally up on its feet 13 years after the tragedy of 9/11. After years and years of pricey delays and political wrangling, the heart of the new World Trade Centre complex is finally open for business, welcoming its first wave of workers. It took around 8 years and $3.9 billion to build to build this gigantic tower after the site suffered numerous years of political, financial, and legal scuffles. The 104-story, 1776-foot tall skyscraper designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). With 4 World Trade Centre already built and 3 World…
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  • 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…
  • Interior Design on Boston’s North Shore

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

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    15 Dec 2013 | 8:41 am
    We are finally nearing completion on the oceanfront condo project.  We are awaiting some final touches but are so excited about the way this home has taken shape, that we couldn’t wait to share two rooms that are finished.  Our vision was an elegant, light, and serene home.  While designing this space, we were inspired by the tranquility of the ocean and beauty of mother nature but also wanted to make these rooms feel elegant to fit Catherine and Mark’s lifestyle.  They appreciate subtle beauty and that was what Catherine and I aimed to achieve here as well as a harmonious…
 
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  • 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.    Global Rugs Bangkok Rug (Iris Color) - Malene B. Carpets Wolof Rug (Wild Rose Color) - Malene B. Carpets Flutter Pattern Rug - Anthropologie
  • 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
  • Gather Round the Fireplace!

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    Image via House Beautiful, Designer Nina Farmer's Boston Brownstone, Photography: Paul Raeside The temperatures are dropping and we are approaching winter quickly.  It may be just the right time to light your fireplace for the season.  Here are some lovely home designs featuring fireplaces.  As mentioned in my recent Dining Table DIY post, mirrored surfaces combined with flickering light
  • International Spaces to Inspire

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Oslo, Norway - Image via Chic-Deco, Designed by Spanish design firm Masquespacio Sometimes taking a look at how people in other countries decorate is just the inspiration we need to try something fresh and different! Take a look at these inspiring spaces abroad.   The beautiful, bright green in the Oslo restaurant above is both upbeat and relaxing at the same time.  Below, the Stockholm
  • Dining Table DIYs for Your Holiday Tablescape

    11 Nov 2014 | 6:23 pm
                                                                                                Image via HGTV, Designed by ChasingPaige This Fall use the holidays as an opportunity to dress up your dining table! Here are a few DIY ideas to get you on your way.  Above, autumn fruits and vegetables are used to create a lovely centerpiece.  This would be an easy idea to duplicate and it's pleasing
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  • 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.
  • 7 Design Ideas That Breathe Life Into Your Walls

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:14 pm
    There are so many out of the box yet simple ideas to decorate your walls. Walls are often overlooked because people are hesitant to commit to something so big. A wall decor can liven up a room; it can even make it seem bigger—if the right tips are used. Even putting small items or home stuffs beside a wall would make a big difference; this would be very helpful for homes with limited spaces like our HDB’s in Singapore. In design, limited space doesn’t mean you won’t touch your walls. No need for expensive wallpapers or paints to redesign your walls, these 7 unique tips are easy on…
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  • 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…
  • 5 Reasons Why Mosaik Design Uses Design-Build

    Erin Davis
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    (Source: emagic) We here at Mosaik use a design-build approach in our work, butwhat does that actually mean? Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. You might select design-build to achieve the best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. Design-build encompasses all projects from commercial to residential, including new build and remodeling. Nearly 40% of non-residential design and construction is created with this approach. Before starting Mosaik Design, I owned another…
 
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  • 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…
  • 32 indoor vertical garden ideas

    hometweaks
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
    A green wall or living wall is a garden that grows vertically, right on the walls, on the inside or outside of a building where space is limited. There are many benefits of an indoor vertical garden, it can act as a filter, improve air quality, control the indoor climate, reduce noise and eliminate pollution. It can turn a wall in your house into something that will please everyone’s eyes. They can be used as a centerpiece for your home, as a part of modern interior design or if you’re growing vegetables, as a never ending food supply. Here are 32 indoor living wall ideas for your…
  • 25 small apartment design ideas

    hometweaks
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    The smaller it is, the more doors it will open to love, care and happiness. A small apartment does not mean you are poor. In fact, it will make you rich in most other priceless things in life. There is no definition to a small apartment. A small apartment is perfect for a single, a couple or a family of three. It can be around 600 square feet or even as small as 400 square feet. Small apartments in general feature a small living room, one bedroom, bathroom and a kitchen. The smaller it is, you will find it easier to manage. Simple and Elegant Simplicity is bliss. Make your small apartment a…
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  • Your Guide to Vintage Danish Mid Century Modern Furniture & Designers

    Danny Sattar
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Mid-twentieth century furniture and accessories have been desirable to collectors for quite a while now. The creations of Charles and Ray Eames or the works of Russell Wright can cause stampedes at flea markets or antique shows. But a lesser known subcategory of mid-century furniture is very hot among collectors with the eye. Danish Modern is back in vogue. The first wave of popularity for the Danish Modern style in the United States tended to be associated with swinging bachelor pads and stewardess' apartments. The delicate framework, sleek surfaces and minimal upholstery common to such…
  • If these 40 Photos Don't Make You Want to Buy An Eames Lounge Chair, Nothing Will!

    Danny Sattar
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Possibly the most luxurious, functional and comfortable chair produced in history, the Eames Lounge chair is the classic "Boss" chair. It's a tour de force of power and authority combined with function and form encased in a beautiful wood frame and leather cushions. Here are 40 photos to showcase this chair's looks, versatility and evergreen ingenuity. Thinking about picking up one already? You can buy a beautiful reproduction here. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Photo Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source…
  • Barcelona Chair: Real Or Fake?

    Danny Sattar
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    The Barcelona chair, designed for the German Pavilion at the International Exposition of 1929, quickly became an icon of modern style and has remained one to this day.  Its clean lines provide a sleek, elegant yet somewhat casual look that blends seamlessly into any setting. Since the 1950’s, Knoll has claimed the sole rights to manufacture this design, although this claim has and is being disputed in court. So, what’s the difference between Knoll’s “trademarked” Barcelona chair and a replica? The Knoll Barcelona chair is available with either a chrome or a stainless steel frame.
  • Engineering the Eames Lounge Chair

    Danny Sattar
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The engineering of the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is said to be the most precise making the chair one of the most comfortable if not the most comfortable chair made. The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, which is a Herman Miller Classic is one of the most popular and most collected of high-end lounge chairs. The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman are made of soft supple letter and veneer combining modernity with elegance. For those who support sustainable living the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman are environmentally sound as the wood harvested to make the unique pieces comes…
  • How to Keep Your Metal Bar Stools Looking like New

    Danny Sattar
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The right bar stools add a touch of sophistication to your household and can even accentuate the theme of your home. Metal stools are particularly popular and easy to care for with a minimum of effort and time. Cleaning methods will vary based on what type of metal was used in the construction process of your stools. This is because, like people, all metals have different personalities and traits. Akin to those individuals we see everyday, there are high versus low maintenance metal bar stools. A myriad of metals are used in building bar stools, many of them possessing a delicate nature that…
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  • Prime yourself on homophonic English

    model131
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:07 am
    Pity the person trying to learn the English language. We don’t make it easy.  We have words with near identical spelling, often stemming from the same source, yet which have distinct and different meanings.  Why can’t English be simpler? Which words when you go to spell them tie / tye you in confusion? How did […]
  • Say, what can Cloe want? What does she value most?

    model131
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    With the demands and challenges of contemporary life it is too easy to get swept along by trends and fashion, by the mind herd, and in the process fail to recognise when we are no longer living a life congruent with our values and beliefs. But this presupposes we have each consciously worked those out […]
  • Botanic Lights – Night In The Garden – Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    model131
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    A winter’s tale in the night garden. This is for all children everywhere, no matter how young or old. It is a winter’s evening, clear blue skies covered with stars, and our adventure takes place in the Lacinatob Park of  Snedrag hidden deep in the ancient city of Eidynburgo; many, many years ago this was […]
  • Time flies! But who is the navigator?

    model131
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:48 am
    What a fuss we can make about time. But why? Time isn’t precious, it is an illusion. Show me time. The more you focus on time — past and future — the more you miss the Now, the most precious there is. Time isn’t selective, neither is Love; just as the light of the sun […]
  • A funny thing happened on the way to the …

    model131
    8 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Has much changed since the days of the bedlam of the Forums in ancient Rome? With so much political correctness nowadays, parliamentary proceedings run more like an arena of distraction and deviation than a serious centre for debate, and constant calls for investigations and enquiries, one might be forgiven for spending so much time reviewing […]
 
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  • 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…
  • 3D Chess Boards take Strategists to the Next Level

    Eric Pangburn
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:32 am
    We that appreciate a challenging game of chess have found the standard chess board can become a bit mundane at times. After shopping around and looking at different styles, a unique multi leveled 3D board became our play board of choice. This amazing style of 3D chess board was seen back in the early 70s. Captain Kirk and Spock or Doc would play on a unique almost see through board connected by silvery wires on early Star Trek episodes.  However, it was initially designed and described in a book called, the Starfleet Technical Manual, which was written by Frank Joseph Schnaubelt in 1975.
  • Keecker mobile entertainment system

    Eric Pangburn
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Behold! a Google Project Provides Families Continuous, Effortless Entertainment Google has employed many a genius engineer, but Pierre Lebeau, formerly Management at Google Technologies in Paris, might have possibly struck virtual gold with his ground breaking idea to design Keecker, a continuous, virtually effortless, mobile entertainment system. Mind you, the idea to design an entire home entertainment system has been evaluated many times. Sadly, the most that has come of it has been televisions in every room, with surround sound, and black boxes. The Keecker takes home entertainment to the…
  • The Future is Here, Who’s Ready to Hover Away?

    Eric Pangburn
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:44 pm
    We have all seen movies or animations over the years that show hover boards, hover cars and hover trains. There have even been movies with hover shoes, allowing the actors to magically hover above the ground and quickly make their destinations by whizzing over cars in traffic. Hover Magic is Real Now… that magic is real and available. A company called Hendo has introduced the very first real hover board and hover developer kit. This puts the amazing ability to hover right into the users hands. There is a working prototype that can get you an inch off the ground, and have you hovering around…
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  • 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…
  • 7 Ways to Beat Holiday Blues

    Camille
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    I love writing this blog because I get a chance to talk with you about the things that make you feel at home. Usually, it’s fun, happy stuff that makes you smile and think. This week it’s a bit more serious. For all of us who’ve experienced stress or sadness over the holidays, I hope this helps. And if you know someone who might like this blog post, please share it.Feeling sad or stressed over the holidays is like watching a party through a window. It seems like everyone is having a good time but you. So, what are the things you can do at home to help you feel good this holiday?Invite…
  • The holidays are coming. Ready?

    Camille
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    It was the day after Halloween. My sister called. Her local mall had just unveiled it’s elaborate decorations for the holidays. All I could say was, "already?!?"Premature decoration aside, the holidays are the weirdest blend of “can’t wait!” and “Oh God, its coming…”Are you planning the perfect holiday for 83 of your closest relatives? Determined not to regress to your eight-year-old self the minute your brother arrives?How are you going to stay in your happy place over the holidays?The key is to stay in the moment.  Give yourself a little break from heavy expectations and…
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    Camille
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
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  • Want happy kids?

    Camille
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Think about it. When you make design choices about your home, there’s a train of thought chugging it’s way to the station: What do I like? What do I want to surround myself with? What does it say about me as a person?Now imagine helping your favorite little people answer these questions in a conversation that goes something like:“Tell me about places you’ve gone that made you happy. What did you like about them?”You’re encouraging your child to identify things that make her feel good. Not because they’re popular but just because she likes them. She’s examining why she liked…
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  • Contemporary Kids Bedroom Design with Wooden Furniture

    Nanine Clement
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Wood kids room furniture – A contemporary kids bedroom design out here is try to help us to give the best kids room ideas with choose a wood furniture. The various designs of the contemporary kids bedroom is look nice, cool and natural. We can see directly from the direct and clear the kids room out here to check which one is the suitable one for kids room. The playful ideas is for both boys and girls. What a complete inspiration, right? Like all we are know that a kids theme is likely apply wooden material as the main material so, the nice wooden furniture is cover up almost the whole…
  • 10 Fancy Small Kitchen Design Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:12 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…
  • Staying Up To Date with Vintage Bedroom Design Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:44 pm
    The word ‘vintage’ is close to classic and unique things. You might remember of grandma’s floral quilts, grandpa’s china collection hanging on the wall or put in the top of coffee table. Those things are classic and unique. Vintage’s trend updates along the centuries. May be grandpa’s china collection not get along with your style or just need fresh model of vintage style. As we live in modern centuries why not trying a modern vintage? It’s not wrong, it’s creative. Let’s explore the 4 Vintage Bedroom Ideas that make you stay up to date. Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Design…
  • Contemporary Bedroom Design with Round Beds Bring a Relaxing Nuances

    Nanine Clement
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Contemporary bedroom design – Round bed is one of the unique bed designs that will rob our eye. The design is unusual while the decoration is usual if we don’t know how to manage them. Here, we will see some of outstanding round bed design that will make our bedroom become tiny. Guys, all we are know that round size will eat out the square size if the stuff is bed. Our luxury round bed design will be started with the velvet decoration for the bed. The using of purple or red will show off the regal style with princess themes for teenager. Some of people will love to give some…
  • Lovely Color and Natural Furniture to Get Contemporary-style Home Decorating Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Contemporary home-style – Applying more than one color decoration for a living space is not a big sin. Here, we can apply various colors for a room or one color in more than one room. We have to be honest that sometimes we are bored with the common color decoration. We have to be brave to break up the old rule of color scheme of home style. It’s our home decorating ideas, it’s our rule. If you want to apply more than one color, you have to think about the theme and the function of the room too. Too much coloring sometimes is not good, that is the main reason why we have to think to…
 
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  • 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…
  • Roundup 11/24/2014

    mtakos
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This is a collection of deals or items that have struck my fancy during the week. The objective of these roundups is to expose you to decor items that you didn’t know existed and deals that save you money. Roundup Chandelier Nuvo Lighting Moulan 6-Light Chandelier with Fluted Cream Bell Shades, Copper Bronze WESTINGHOUSE 77028 Victorian 16″ Ceiling Medallion Rosette Fan LightInTheBox Stylish Pendant Light with Black Fabric Shade Landscape Oil Paintings AWAY FROM THE SUN — Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov Sean Wu Original 14×18" oil painting Taylor J Lynde…
  • Christmas Decorating Ideas – Camelion Design

    mtakos
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    This weekend I went to Camelion Design in Ballard. They have a very nice selection of Christmas decorations. I got some great christmas decorating ideas while perusing their shelves. Much like what I saw at Lucca in my last post: Christmas Decorating Ideas – Lucca Camelion Design has also embraced the woodland rustic christmas but they have included more modern decorations as well. Woodland Gnomes, owls, and pinecones are well represented here. There is also a good amount of shiny metal and glass. It seems that the christmas terrarium ornaments are en vogue. Geometric and Stark This section…
  • Knit cable pattern – Transenna Blanket

    mtakos
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    My friend Alyssa Long over at MeasuredAndSlow made this beautiful “Transenna Blanket”. Because of our typical rainy chilly winter weather she was looking to knit a heavier blanket with cables. When she couldn’t find a knit cable pattern that struck her fancy she created her own. Transenna-Blanket The thing I like most about this blanket’s cable pattern is that it has layers. Not literal layers but layers in pattern and texture. Alyssa paired a diamond pattern with a spiral stripe to create a very luxurious blanket. Layered patterns can clash if they are too similar.
  • Where Can I Buy Inexpensive Wall Art?

    mtakos
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Wall art can really dress up a room. Prints, paintings, and photographs cary a lot of visual appeal but can be very expensive. If you are on a budget or are just starting your collection here are my favorite resources. Inexpensive Wall Art eBay eBay has thousands and thousands of pieces of inexpensive wall art. I love that eBay has a huge selection of both original artists and resellers. The reason this is such a little known fact is that there is an ocean of novice artists peddling their wares and just bad art gumming up the works. You can spend hours wading through listings looking for…
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  • 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.
  • Glowing Furniture: How to Decorate Your Home to Shine in the Dark

    HomeLyst Team
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ask anyone you know this one simple question: How was your bedroom decorated when you were a kid? Most people I have done this experiment with have quickly jumped and enthusiastically recalled posters… Read More → La entrada Glowing Furniture: How to Decorate Your Home to Shine in the Dark aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
  • The Kitchen: The Favorite Room in the House

    HomeLyst Team
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    We know there is no popularity contest going on regarding which room of your home is the favorite of your family. However, the gravitational pull of your kitchen makes it almost impossible for your… Read More → La entrada The Kitchen: The Favorite Room in the House aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
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  • The Lighthouse

    miriam
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Last weekend we decided to brave the autumnal winds and venture out to a nearby lighthouse. Our walk took us to the village of Hale (L24) & towards the river Mersey along the riverbanks & finally to an old lighthouse. It was a wonderful sunny afternoon and although my not-so-sporty self struggled slightly to climb around the sandstone rocks, I’m glad I decided to escape the comforts of my sofa and enjoy a breezy but warm, sunny Sunday afternoon.
  • Winter Window Boxes

    miriam
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    I love the idea the of having window boxes in winter. They give colour & texture  to your windows and frankly brighten up dark, cold days. Favourites of many florists include pansies, paperwhites and cyclamen as well as crossvines and flowering kale. To bring a bit of Christmas feeling to your window box, you can combine colourful foliage with smaller juniper, cedar and pine boughs. Add some large pine cones, holly and willow branches as fillers & tinsel as a special ornament. All of these are available from your local garden centre or florists but I also like to go on nature…
  • Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas for Small Spaces

    miriam
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    My first flat was just about 35m2 big meaning that there really wasn’t much space for a Christmas tree. So what do when you’ve only got a small space available? I asked myself that exact question recently & discovered some pretty nifty decoration ideas on Pinterest. What do you think of these? 1. The tabletop Christmas tree This idea revolves around using branches & sticking them in some decorative vases or glass jars. As the name says, this Christmas tree would go on top of a table. Add a few baubles and some lights. There you’ve got your tree. Image c/o…
 
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