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  • Five Hot Home Décor Trends for 2014

    Landfair on Furniture
    Michael Landfair
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Sarah Rufca reporter for the Houston Chronicle shares some of the hot new trends for 2014. I happened to notice that some of our vendors are featured:Fincastle mirror on display in the Williamsburg by Global views showroom in High Point.Brass bed and dresser from Bernhardt's Jet Set collection.Greek Key coffee table in brass from from Bernhardt's Jet Set collection.
  • Contemporary Home Illuminated with Natural Light Redefines Luxury Coastal Lifestyle - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    Ada Teicu
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    Many Australian residential lots hold the potential to offer their owners a luxury coastal lifestyle. What you’re about to see is a modern home in Derby, Western Australia, that has been designed with quality and comfort in mind. A brainchild of Daniel Lomma Design, this two-storey home infuses its neighborhood with a modern, elegant feel. Spacious living areas presented in a cool and limited palette bring the promise of a modern lifestyle extended outdoors.  Imagined as easily customizable for the owner’s wishes and needs, this home showcases a blend of coastal colors to…
  • How to Style your Desk Like a Boss

    The Office Stylist
    The Office Stylist
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    If your office is your empire, then consider your desk the control board. It’s where you make decisions, get down to business, and most importantly-make that money. But how are you supposed to master your domain if your desk is less than chic? A great-looking and well-organized desk will not only make your space look good,... View full post > Related posts: Office Style Tip of the Week: The Desk List How to Style the Turnstone Bivi Desk Office Decor-What’s on your desk?
  • Charming Possum Kingdom Lake Home Envisioned by Tracy Hardenburg - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    Ada Teicu
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:13 am
    This modern Possum Kingdom Lake home by interior designer Tracy Hardenburg is filled with light, welcoming and refreshing. Expressing the owner’s personalities through the interiors she creates, Tracy discovered the potential of this Possum Kingdom Lake home and worked to make the family’s dream come true. Photographed by Pär Bengtsson, the home imagined by an interior design with more than twenty years of residential experience is welcoming and vibrant. Rich wooden textures were combined with a soft color palette in the main living spaces, enhancing the feeling of…
  • Lovely Loft

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    Trudy Crane
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:11 pm
    This is such a great looking loft from amazing. Modern with rustic touches and French style vintage furnishing...that is bold. Not a single rug on the all white flooring and the open concept is the perfect place to have this type of floor. Walls of windows to bring in the light....well I could go on and is very well done to be sure. Photography by Lincoln Barbour (super photographer!) For more photos of this amazing home go to Remodelista Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Remodelista Photography by Lincoln Barbour  
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  • Miut Bed by Julia Fellner for Zeitraum

    Ali Morris
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Designed by Julia Fellner for German brand Zeitraum, the Miut bed is a streamlined interpretation of the classic box spring bed. Zeitraum have launched a visually light box spring bed that doesn’t sacrifice on comfort. 100% handmade in Germany, Miut’s design is characterized by strong double seams and turned solid wood feet. The frame, at just 16cm high, is tapered, as is the shape of the headboard creating a soft, slimming effect.  Miut is available with a wide range of optional extras including the Miut wall panel and the Miut Box shelves as well as Zeitraum’s Noon…
  • Awesome Auditorium Seating: Top Five

    Ali Morris
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The limitations of auditorium seating present an interesting design challenge. Required to be unobtrusive, space-saving, durable and above all comfortable to sit in for long periods of time, the following five designs fulfill all of these criteria while still managing to make a design statement. Zaha Hadid’s asymmetrical Array auditorium seats for Italian brand Poltrona Frau Contract feature diagonal flip up seats that form an attractive triangle shape with the back and  armrest when not in use. The LEC Auditorium Chairs by Jouko Jarvisalo for Finnish firm Mobel feature a…
  • Caged: Lighting Trend

    Ali Morris
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Designers are combining the traditional industrial cage lamp  with new materials, colors and finishes to create contemporary lighting fixtures. Inspired by and named after the Tennessee town, Bluff City, Jonah Takagi’s industrial but refined Bluff City pendants for Roll & Hill combine a traditional pendant shade with a wire cage. Tommaso Caldera’s Tull lamp for Milanese brand Incipit is merges a domestic shade with a industrial cage lamp. The designer has simply altered the colors, finishes and proportions to give the design a contemporary feel. Designed by by Jake…
  • Mona by Lucie Koldova for Brokis

    Ali Morris
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    Designed by Lucie Koldova for Czech lighting brand Brokis, the bell-shaped Mona pendant lamp features a large blown glass shade supported by textile straps. Mona by Lucie Koldova for Brokis is a hand blown pendant lamp with textile straps. Also available in a floor lamp version with a glass shade, the LED light source is fixed like a bar through the tinted glass shade, supported at either side by textile straps. The lamps are designed by Paris-based Czech designer Lucie Koldova, who is also the Creative Director of Brokis. For more information contact or…
  • Stripey Surfaces: Healthcare Trend

    Ali Morris
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    From fine masculine pin stripes to wide deck chair-inspired designs, these heavy-duty healthcare fabrics brighten up the interior with bright ribbons of color. The pinstripe of Pallas Textiles’ Highway Patrol fabric is inspired by ribbon-like highways that link small towns to big cities with no end in sight. Part of High Performance Textiles brand Pollack’s Reverb collection, Record is a heavy-duty, polyurethane upholstery fabric that features a fine stripe with a delicate sheen. The wide, Extra Mile stripe fabric from Robert Allen’s Classic Living II collection…
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  • 5 Videos + Talks Guaranteed to Inspire You

    Grace Bonney
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Everyone finds motivation in different places. Some people prefer it in the form of one-on-one conversations, some enjoy books and others like to see something that combines the power of in-person talks with the ease of a play-on-demand video. I’m working on my own speech for this year’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Ohio, so I decided to round up 5 of the talks (available to watch instantly in video form) that have inspired me the most. From talks on creativity and motivation to opening your mind to new solutions, these people had not only the great ideas and advice to share…
  • Biz Ladies Profile: Louise Youngson-Klasfeld of Viyet

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    With the Craigslists and eBays of the world, Viyet founder Louise Youngson-Klasfeld (check out her recent DS house tour here!) was finding it increasingly difficult to find used, high-end furniture pieces online. Turning that frustration into innovation, Louise decided to launch her own online destination for luxury furniture owners to sell their items and allow customers access to expensive pieces at a discounted rate. Win-win for everyone! Today Louise is sharing a bit about her journey from idea to conception and the things she learned along the way. - Stephanie Read the full profile…
  • Biz Ladies: 3 Tools You May Not Be Using in Your Email Marketing

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    You thought you had everything covered when it came to email marketing – and you may very well have all of the boxes checked – but today Orissa Feeney shares some great advice on how to use your email marketing tools to their fullest potential. These strategies are so simple and easy to implement, and may just be the difference between a gaining a new loyal follower/customer and not. Check out these three tools to help your email marketing!  -Stephanie Read the full post after the jump… (more…)
  • 24 Hours in Asheville, NC with Macon York

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    As a born and bred southern gal, Macon York couldn’t help but eventually set her roots back down on southern soil.  Macon grew up on the Georgia coast near Savannah and studied Art at Sewanee in Tennessee, before beginning her design career in New York City. In the spring of 2012, she left New York to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (check out her Dream Trip story here), from Georgia to Maine. Macon now lives in Asheville, devoting all of her energy into growing her small business creating custom letterpress wedding invitations and a line of colorful greeting cards, tending her…
  • A Potter’s Studio, Gardens and Home in Connecticut

    Amy Azzarito
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    I remember the first time I saw the work of Frances Palmer. I still lived at home, in Arkansas, and was flipping through one of my mom’s magazines when I saw a feature on beautiful white ceramics made in faraway Connecticut. I thought they were the most elegant and beautiful ceramics I had ever seen – all in white. I was so taken with them that I remember that magazine feature to this day. So fast-forward a few years to last week, and you can understand why I had to pinch myself in the car with Max and Grace on the way to visit Frances’ Connecticut home. I wasn’t at…
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  • Room of the Day: An Elegant North Carolina Dining Room (9 photos)

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    North Carolina interior designer Heather Garrett could see that her clients were drawn to dramatic spaces and charcoal hues, but because they hosted a lot of lively Sunday brunches and had young kids, they didn’t think they could...
  • Duck Egg Blue, the Friendliest Color Around (11 photos)

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are some shades that stand confidently apart from fashion and resist any attempt to be tied to a specific interior style or look. Duck egg blue is one of them. Equally at home in a country kitchen, an elegant French bedroom or a funky child’s room, this soft, appealing shade earned its design...
  • Bulletproof Decorating: How to Pick the Right Kind of Paint (6 photos)

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Although there’s no such thing as an indestructible interior, there are steps you can take to make your home stand up better to kids and pets. One key element is the kind of paint you choose. The right blend, finish and color can make a difference in how the paint wears and resists grime and abuse....
  • 40 Dogs Who Are Having a Way Better Summer Than You (35 photos)

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Dogs are important members of many households. That’s why in the past here on Houzz, we’ve compiled readers’ images of their furry friends at home, in the office or on the jobsite, and we’ve even shown you
  • Simple Pleasures: Scent and Memory (13 photos)

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Thinking back to my childhood home, I remember the smells most vividly: the jasmine growing by the mailbox; the honeysuckle vines climbing the back fence; the clean, simple scent of baby bubble bath; even the subtle background scent of polished wood floors. Scent tends to be more closely tied to memories...
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  • Special Edition Olli + Ella Rug

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    Yeah, I know, I know. I am going to show you something in my shop. Horror! But I must disclose that this came about by the demands of my readers, not from me so maybe it won’t feel so commercial and evil now that you know that. Ok, so I posted this rug that I co-designed for Olli + Ella for Aidan’s nursery and the internet blew up (in a good way) because so many people wanted this rug – the room tour even ended up in magazines (Fit Pregnancy in the US and Luna Mum in Germany) and online over at Apartment Therapy. It wasn’t available because it was a custom job BUT for…
  • Shannon Fricke Bed Linens

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    Australian stylist and interiors author Shannon Fricke released a new collection of bed linens this past Spring called, “Where Love Resides”, which is in her signature palette of greens and blues. The collection is presented “free range style” so you can mix and match your favorite pieces to create a bed with your own personal style stamp. There are quilt covers, pillowcases and cushions in cottons, linens and velvets. Here is a glimpse below – so beautiful! And hello, can someone please transport me to this hammock on the Australian coast? Like, now! I can…
  • Instagram Fave Friday: Nectar and Stone

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    Ok so my last post sorta bummed me out so let’s talk about creative handpainted gold leaf baked goods before the weekend hits. I don’t want to end my blog this week talking about dead birds! Downer! I decided to launch a new column on decor8 that I believe I can actually stick to called Instagram Fave Friday because I find a bevy of great stuff on IG and I feel so limited when trying to share great IGers. And trust me, I find some amazing IG peeps because I have a baby and my iPhone is my best friend when he’s asleep in my arms – so I surf and save constantly.
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    Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

  • McDonald’s Japan Shuns Chinese Chicken Amidst Tainted Meat Scandal

    Colin Payne
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    China’s meat industry was recently dealt another blow as McDonald’s Japan announced plans to stop importing Chinese chicken for sale in its restaurants. According to The Guardian, the decision is a result of the recent food safety scandal centered around Shanghai-based Husi Foods (the Chinese arm of U.S.-based OSI Group), which is accused of repackaging and selling meat past its expiry date. In light of customer concerns around tainted meat from China, the company will now be sourcing mean for its eight chicken dishes from Thailand instead. Read the rest of McDonald’s Japan Shuns…
  • VIDEO: A Tour of Mark Baez’s Translucent M Cube Residence

    Haily Zaki
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    A few years ago, Inhabitat had a chance to catch up with M Design’s eco-prefab architect Mark Baez in lovely Venice, CA.  He gave us a personal tour of his M Cube home—a minimalist, modular, sustainable, and surprisingly affordable prefab residential development that he designed using his patented prefab modular building system. Designed based on traditional Japanese tatami and imperial units of measurement, M Cube may appear spartan at first glance, but proves deceptively comfortable once inside. The home is actually now up for sale, so if you’ve always dreamt of living in an…
  • Honeycomb-Inspired Design Offers Major Breakthrough for Electric Vehicle Batteries

    Beverley Mitchell
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    A team from the Stanford School of Engineering has made a breakthrough in lithium-ion battery design that is expected to result in more stable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and significantly reduce their cost. By taking inspiration from the structure of honeycomb, the team has resolved the issue of dendrite formation on the batteries, a mossy-looking leak of lithium ions that reduces efficiency and can pose a fire hazard. The result is a lithium-anode battery that could give a range of up to 300 miles and reduce the cost of an EV with that kind of range down to around $25,000. Read…
  • Life-Saving Boot Can Detect Active Landmines from 6.5 Feet Away

    Lidija Grozdanic
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Bogota-based design firm Lemur Studio has designed a life-saving boot insert which can detect landmines from a distance of 6.5 feet. SaveOneLife was created with soldiers in mind, but civilians and farmers living in areas littered with active mines can also benefit from this groundbreaking technology. The boot sole acts as a metal detector with a built-in radio transmitter and processor which pick up electromagnetic fields produced by large metal objects. Read the rest of Life-Saving Boot Can Detect Active Landmines from 6.5 Feet Away Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Bogota…
  • Vo Trong Nghia Architects Channel Bucky Fuller With 8 Community Bamboo Domes in Vietnam

    Ana Lisa
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    Read the rest of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Channel Bucky Fuller With 8 Community Bamboo Domes in Vietnam Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: bamboo, bamboo domes, Diamond Island Community Hall, domes in vietnam, eco design, green design, intricate bamboo structures, sustainable design, Vietnam, vietnamese architects, vo trong nghia
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  • 10 Ways to Add Japanese Style to Your Interior Design

    Shelley Little
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    This is a gorgeous Japanese-inspired bedroom. Image Source: WB Homes One word sums it up : Zen.  Yes, peaceful simplicity surrounds the modest designs of Japanese culture. Thousands of years steeped in tradition have influenced Japan’s architecture and interior design aesthetic, resulting in a serene and very cultural interior design. Japanese style evolves around clean and uncluttered living, holding tightly to balance, order, ancient customs and a love for natural beauty. When one understands the ancient tea ceremonies and lifestyles of the Japanese— the culture immediately…
  • Contemporary Home Illuminated with Natural Light Redefines Luxury Coastal Lifestyle 

    Ada Teicu
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    Many Australian residential lots hold the potential to offer their owners a luxury coastal lifestyle. What you’re about to see is a modern home in Derby, Western Australia, that has been designed with quality and comfort in mind. A brainchild of Daniel Lomma Design, this two-storey home infuses its neighborhood with a modern, elegant feel. Spacious living areas presented in a cool and limited palette bring the promise of a modern lifestyle extended outdoors.  Imagined as easily customizable for the owner’s wishes and needs, this home showcases a blend of coastal colors to…
  • Charming Possum Kingdom Lake Home Envisioned by Tracy Hardenburg 

    Ada Teicu
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:13 am
    This modern Possum Kingdom Lake home by interior designer Tracy Hardenburg is filled with light, welcoming and refreshing. Expressing the owner’s personalities through the interiors she creates, Tracy discovered the potential of this Possum Kingdom Lake home and worked to make the family’s dream come true. Photographed by Pär Bengtsson, the home imagined by an interior design with more than twenty years of residential experience is welcoming and vibrant. Rich wooden textures were combined with a soft color palette in the main living spaces, enhancing the feeling of…
  • Flair and Functionality Exhibited by Luxurious Family Retreat in Australia

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    This custom designed family retreat envisioned by Residential Attitudes and located in Bicton, Australia, makes the most of its setting, capitalizing on views while accomplishing that vital merge of flair and functionality. While the street facade has been crafted to offer a high degree of privacy, the opposite side of the house features full height windows with expansive views towards the central zen courtyard and the beautiful Swan River beyond. Stone, wood and glass make for an original exterior, one that inspires comfortable modern living and an overall welcoming feel. Here are just some…
  • Split-Level Hong Kong House Centered Around a Red Ferrari

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    Fact: most Ferrari owners are crazy about their vehicle, but few dare to place it on display inside their home. When the owner of this residence in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, came up with the idea to transform his car into a precious indoor decorating element, Millimeter Interior Design rose up to the challenge. This architecture project consisted of an entire house remodel, the result being a split level residence boasting remarkable modern interiors and amenities. The red Ferrari overlooking the living room and kitchen gives away the feeling of an extravagant collector’s home, just like a…
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  • Tiny Living Tales from Across the Country
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    Tiny Living Tales from Across the CountryThe tiny house movement is no longer an obscure fad—around the United States, more and more homeowners are looking to downsize given rapidly rising real estate costs. The documentary Tiny: A Story About Living Small, tracks many of these individuals as they try to lighten their housing footprints.
  • Essential Small-Space Living Tips
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Essential Small-Space Living TipsIn our September issue, we feature compact homes from British Columbia to Los Angeles that make the most of their compact square footage. Here, some of the featured homeowners share their tried-and-tested tips for maximizing a small space. "Light colors make [your space] feel more spacious and airy," says Macy Miller. Miller's compact home in Boise, Idaho, built for only $11,000, is featured in our September issue.
  • Designing a Home to Accommodate Alzheimer’s
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Designing a Home to Accommodate Alzheimer’s Published as:  A Sense of Place For a couple coping with Alzheimer’s, a thoughtful addition creates a comfortable, long-term solution. Claire and Ken Stevens approached architect Ko Wibowo to create a modern addition to their 1970s home in Tacoma, Washington. The couple’s needs had changed since Ken was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago. When Claire and Ken Stevens first contemplated building an addition to their home, it was plain that their needs had undergone a sea change since 1973, when L. Jane Hastings, a pioneering…
  • Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow

    Dora Sapunar
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow Published as:  Pour It On Built on a Hawaiian lava flow, an architect’s first substantial house in concrete reflects its craggy surroundings. The defining gesture of a house on the Big Island of Hawaii by architect Craig Steely is a 139-foot-long, four-foot-tall concrete beam spanning the roof. Owners Craig Mayer and Rick Penland relax on the lanai, or porch. On the Big Island of Hawaii, there’s the relatively dry and forgiving Kona side to the west, and then there’s the Hilo side. With an average annual rainfall of well over 100 inches,…
  • The Design Community that Defines New York City
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The Design Community that Defines New York CityA biennial at New York's MAD Museum, open through October 12, 2014, explores the rich design community of New York City—a group whose creations set the tone of the ever-shifting city. "It’s expensive to have space to produce and make one’s work in New York City," says curator Jake Yuzna. "Those who choose to come to NYC, and/or stay in NYC, fight against that tide—they strive to change the cultural landscape of the city, and through their adaptive practices, are doing it." Click through the slideshow for a look at some of the pieces on…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Color Block Bookcase

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    I’m not one for too much color in my own home; grays, browns, and blacks are normally my choice of furnishings. That said, this Color Block Bookcase looks awfully tempting as a storage solution with its soft color palette of grey, powder blue, yellow and red/orange. At first glance, the shelves almost look like translucent glass, yet instead the color is hand-applied enamel poured over smooth, metal shelves. 35.25″Wx11.5″Dx47.5″H -Black powdercoated iron frame -Hand-applied enamel on shelves: grey, powder blue, yellow and orange/red -Color on shelves will vary slightly…
  • Dual-Action Watering Can

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    If you have a green thumb, you might appreciate this sculptural Dual-action Watering Can. A recess in the base allows for a firm hold while the stainless steel lid allows for pouring from a removable spout or showering from the perforated section, take your pick. Holding the can’s neck instead of a handle is a bit more ergonomic too, which is a definite plus. Available in White or Black. Material: Recyclable polypropylene Designer: Pascal Charmolu & Born in Sweden Dimensions: 22.5″ t x 8″ dia at base Capacity: 7.5 liters or 2 gallons Care instructions: Wipe clean with a…
  • Cuboid Doormat

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    If details matter to you, maybe you’d like a better doormat. This one, made from coir (natural coconut fiber), is pretty cool in a minimal-sleek-undercover way. The 3D illusion makes a statement, or at least more so than a regular doormat. It would go well with this door, though it might look tiny in comparison, or this house (or, even better, this K House). Manufacturer: ESTABLISHED & SONS Materials: coir, natural coconut fibre Dimensions: 27.95″ L x 20.47″ W x 0.59″ H Year: 2011 Made in: UK Updated price and link; originally from our archives (posted Oct 25,…
  • The Autographer

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Hmm, if you’re the type of person who likes looking through loads of photographs, then this little gadget will be your best friend. The Autographer is a wearable camera that automatically takes pictures as you go about your day. A GPS, a compass, accelerometer, thermometer, color sensor and infrared motion detector are all utilized in order to figure out the best time to snap a shot. You can set the capture rate, and it will grab 50 to 100 photos an hour, leaving you to enjoy your hike/bike ride/vacation/adventure. All the photos upload via bluetooth to your iPhone (or USB for Android)…
  • Future Glass set

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    The colors of the Future Glass Set remind one of the Spectra Vases, and, lo and behold, they’re from the very same glassworks Holmegaard. Peter Svarrer designed the Future Glass set in 2000, and more than a decade later they look just as lovely on the table… or in a gift box perhaps? Choose between Rose + Yellow, Blue + Green, or Lavender + Aquamarine. Material: Mouth blown glass Volume: 8.5oz From our archives; originally posted Feb 21, 2012.
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  • Desert Home and Courtyard Blend Seamlessly with Landscape

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Like the majestic Saguaro cacti that surround the site, this Scottsdale, Arizona home rises from the earth and meets the sky gracefully and with perfect style. It was designed by Wendell Burnette Architects to perfectly tuck into a clearing amongst granite outcroppings in the lovely desert setting. The Desert Courtyard Home is so named thanks read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Dream-Like Desert Home Design for Wide Open-Air Spaces Desert Dome: 360-Degree Home on a (Dormant) Volcano Hidden Luxury: Modern Underground High-Desert Home Metal-Clad Masterpiece:…
  • Charming Campfire Table Lamp Brings the Outdoors Indoors

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Back when humans were little more than hairy newborns trying to figure out the world around them, fire was both a comfort and an essential life-giving force. As we as a species have matured, we’ve developed the convenience of electric lights but moved away from the warmth and familiarity of the fire. The Iri lamp read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Double-Take: Self-Reflecting Surreal Table Lamp Design Unique Ceiling & Table Light, Lamp & Bulb Designs Fan Art Furniture: Star Wars AT-AT Walker Table Lamp Stunningly Simple LED Lamp Casts its Own…
  • Spanish Stone Farmhouse Gets a Contemporary New Heart

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The best type of home is one that both fits in with its surroundings and reflects the personalities and tastes of the occupants. This complete overhaul of a Spanish farmhouse’s interior is a perfect example of this delicate balance from Barcelona-based architects 2600mm. The exterior of the home was left in its original state, clad in read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Sunny Spanish Home is Full of Character + Modern Touches Classic Stone Barn Home With a Contemporary Other Half Something Old, Something New: Stone Barn Gets a New Heart Built Despite…
  • House of the Infinite: Travertine Jetty Reaches Out to the Sea

    27 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Just as the sea seems to extend on forever beyond the horizon, the walkable rooftop of this beautiful travertine stone residence in Spain offers an apparently endless walkway. ‘House of the Infinite’ by architect Alberto Campo Baeza was designed as an extension of the beach, melding together the color of the sand and the mirage-like read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: House Cast in Liquid Stone: Ultramodern Cliffside Residence Twisting Wood-Lined Residence Reaches Out for the Sea Modern Steel Cubes Complement 200-Year-Old Stone House Mirage House:…
  • Stacks of Kitchen Utensils are Modern-Day Totem Poles

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    No matter how pretty our kitchen utensils and accessories are, we tend to just throw them into a drawer without giving them a second thought. Kingston University graduate Oliver Richardson created kitchen accessories that stack up into little totem poles when they aren’t in use, giving them a chance to shine as the lovely objects read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Modern Wood Gadgets Come to Digital Life With a Touch Lightweight Backpacking Tent Reduces the Reviled Poles Composting Utensils Let You to Eat (With) Your Veggies Cheeky Kitchen Objects Hide a…
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  • Nook Cottage: All moved in!

    Linda Merrill
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    It's been a whirlwind few days as you can imagine - moving out and moving in. I really don't like the moving process. Packing things then unpacking them a few days later isn't like opening presents. But still, I had the help of the wonderful White Glove Moving & Storage in Bourne, MA who were charming and strong! And polite, even when I told them near the end of the truck loading that I was taking the two large (and heavy!) oriental rugs. They earned their money that day.The outside of my new little cottage needs some work. Its a rental so I'm not going to be doing anything major. But it…
  • Modern Vintage Design Studio - A new shop on old Cape Cod

    Linda Merrill
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Before I move off Cape this week, I wanted to go visit a new shop I'd heard about from my landscaper - who is the proud father of one of the shop owners.  Modern Vintage on Rte 6A in Sandwich, MA, is owned by Cara (textile design and sewing) and Kristen (furniture refinishing) who have created a lovely space filled with hand painted and updated vintage furniture, beautiful textiles (including adorable dresses for little girls) and small accessories. They also offer custom hand-painted signs and custom invitation design services, plus workshops and children's birthday parties. This week…
  • Outdoor Entertaining from New England Home magazine

    Linda Merrill
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I was honored to be asked to contribute some of my favorite outdoor entertaining items for New England Home magazine's Perspectives column in the current issue. Here's the digital edition.If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • My new book!

    Linda Merrill
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Sorry for the bloggy silence. I don't know if I've shared this before, I can't remember, but I have been working on a book! I was hired to do the 6th edition revision and update for the longstanding book "How to Start a Home Based Interior Design Business" published by Globe Pequot Press. I believe I'd bought the 2nd edition back when I opened my business in 2002. Anyway, it's a handy "how-to" manual, one of a long list of similar books for various industries. Today was my submission deadline and I just sent it in an hour ago! What a relief. With everything else going on - selling my family…
  • Nook Cottage: Bedroom paint selection

    Linda Merrill
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:47 am
    So, as I posted last week, I'm planning the decorations of my new little cottage by the river which I've dubbed Nook Cottage (it's in Rocky Nook). The bedroom is currently beige, which will not do! Luckily the landlord is fine with me painting.  I suppose if he weren't, I'd have to come up with some creative solution to all the beiginess. So, this is my basic plan - a custom headboard upholstered with Aerin for Lee Jofa's Watersedge in green, which is a cut velvet in a strie'd chevron pattern on a burlap colored linen ground. My general inspiration is this Charlotte Moss space…
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    Decorating Diva

  • Essence of Elegance: Blue Toile de Jouy Dressed Chair

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

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Floral pattern chair in a boldly romantic shade of pink. Craving more design inspiration? View more in my Instagram gallery ⇒The post Sitting Pretty: Blooming Garden Inspired Chair appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • In the Pink: Sophisticated & Elegant Luxury Decorative Pillows

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Instagram Inspiration:Pretty pink decorative pillows pack a punch of fresh and sophisticated color. Craving more design inspiration? View my Instagram Gallery ⇒The post In the Pink: Sophisticated & Elegant Luxury Decorative Pillows appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Poetic Architecture: Alberto Alfonso’s Fragmentary Blue Rooftop Bar at Streamsong

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    “This place really is in the middle of nowhere!”  I mused to myself upon arrival at  the  Streamsong Resort,  Yes, the resort is in a...The post Poetic Architecture: Alberto Alfonso’s Fragmentary Blue Rooftop Bar at Streamsong appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Alfonso Architects’ Hidden Grotto in the Heart of Florida: Acqua Pietra Spa

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Acqua Pietra, translated literally from the Italian means ‘Water Stone’, but another more fitting  interpretation of the Italian  ‘pietra’ is ‘jewel’ or ‘gemstone’. And, a jewel...The post Alfonso Architects’ Hidden Grotto in the Heart of Florida: Acqua Pietra Spa appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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    Material Girls Blog

  • Through the Cracks….

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The city of Chicago is chocked full of remarkable young talent and I’m always thrilled to find something and someone a little bit different to showcase in my Buckingham Interiors + Design Showroom! The white brick walls of the showroom are a revolving exhibit of beautiful paintings and photography. Our newest exhibit was just installed this week and adorned with the beautiful work of Chicago Artist Allison Osborn! How fun are these painted “Rolling on the Decks” skateboards and just how cute is she??!? Her work here, entitled “Pastel Cracks” is another fave of…
  • Get on The Yellow Boat!

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    Summer is my favorite time of the year! Warm weather, tanned skin, drinks on the beach- who doesn’t absolutely love this season? What I love most about summer, however, is the vibrant colors that this season always brings with it (and my need to redecorate before those dreary winter months!). That’s why I wanted to showcase Yellow Boat Pillow Company as a great example of how to easily bring bright and fun colors into one’s home!  These pillows are an awesome alternative to having custom pillows made, and the price is right too! If you’re looking for a more understated look…
  • Get on The Yellow Boat!

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Summer is my favorite time of the year! Warm weather, tanned skin, drinks on the beach- who doesn’t absolutely love this season? What I love most about summer, however, is the vibrant colors that this season always brings with it (and my need to redecorate before those dreary winter months!). That’s why I wanted to showcase Yellow Boat Pillow Company as a great example of how to easily bring bright and fun colors into one’s home!  These pillows are an awesome alternative to having custom pillows made, and the price is right too! If you’re looking for a more understated look…
  • Orange is the New Black!

    13 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Orange certainly IS the new black! I have always had a huge crush on orange. It just makes me happy.  It instantly makes a space positive, energizing and warm. I love combining orange with grounding colors such as brown, navy and tan, or together with turquoise and purple, it forms my favorite mid-century color combination. But orange doesn’t like to be toned down too much. It commands attention! This vibrant hue is often a recurring color in many of my design projects… This orange shaggy lamb stool (available from my BID Showroom in a rainbow of colors) was the perfect pop within…
  • Trend Spotting and Color Designing!

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    When it comes to new product development, it’s often challenging to stay on top of all the trends and know what the cool new thing will be! More and more companies now often look to creatives—Interior Designers, Architects, Product Designers, Costume Designers and Artists—to collaborate on product development.  Silestone, by Cosentino, leader in the kitchen and bath industry, continues its Trendspotting program for a third year, and also introduces a new component to their program–Silestone Color Design. They have selected five “trendspotters” from across the country to…
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  • Collected

    26 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    {House Beautiful}Scouring through my old files this afternoon I came across this image I saved back in 2008. I still love this vignette, the old table and beautiful paintings.  So pretty! Have a lovely weekend! x
  • A fresh kitchen

    6 Mar 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Walking into this kitchen would instantly make you happy. We love the pops of colour created by the gorgeous window pelmet and perfectly styled blooms.
  • A White + White Luncheon

    19 Feb 2014 | 5:55 pm
    The fabulous girls from White + White weddings and events put together a beautiful bridal shoot which featured some pieces from yours truly.What a gorgeous setting! We especially love our custom made lamp shade. Photo's by Vivid Photography, head over to Polka Dot Bride for more.
  • Layered & collected

    29 Jan 2014 | 4:50 pm
    So much interest in these beautifully layered rooms.
  • One more sleep!

    16 Jan 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Just a few of the big ticket items in tomorrow's sale. Hope to see you in store x
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  • Object Lessons: Canning Jars

    Megan Wilson
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Napoleon Bonaparte declared, "An army marches on its stomach," and in 1795 he offered 12,000 francs to anyone who could liberate his men from the monotony of dried, salted, smoked, and pickled food. It took about 15 years for a French confectioner to produce a ceramic jar that preserved fresh fruit and vegetables using boiling water, cork, and sealing wax. (Napoleon kept his word, though we don't know if he honored inflation.)  The cork and sealing wax method, however, wasn't always reliable, and it was impossible to see the contents of a sealed ceramic jar. Some 50 years later a New…
  • London Hangout: Middle Eastern Dining at Honey & Co.

    Christine Chang Hanway
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tucked away on a quiet street around the corner from Remodelista’s London office in Fitzrovia is a tiny restaurant with a giant soul. Sarah and I stumbled upon Honey & Co. two summers ago when the Middle Eastern cafe had just opened. We were immediately transfixed by its mix of heady food smells, charming decor, and the warmth and passion of Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer, the husband and wife owner/proprietors. The two also happen to have first-rate culinary pedigrees: He served as the head chef at Ottolenghi; she was the head of pastry at Ottolenghi and executive chef at Nopi.
  • DIY: Louesa Roebuck's Wild (and Edible) Bouquets

    Sarah Lonsdale
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    On a swelteringly hot summer day we asked Louesa Roebuck, a Renaissance woman and renegade floral designer, to create summer bouquets for us. The perennial rule breaker (whose clients have included Chez Panisse) raided her friend Lauren McIntosh's lush Berkeley garden and some nearby trees to create two offerings: one fuzzy, wild, and green; the other fresh and floral. While all the components were sourced in Northern California, substituting similar elements from your own locale will work just as well. For Louesa, it's all about creating a mood in the moment with whatever is on hand.
  • Painterly Pottery by a New York City Chef

    Alexa Hotz
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    I first took note of Marité Acosta's ceramic work when I spotted a trio of her bone-like, white glazed vases arranged with pale Delphinia and olive branches at an event a few weeks ago. I've been thinking of them ever since. Acosta, who is based in New York City, grew up in a Cuban household around home cooking and handmade dishes. The influences of her childhood kitchen led her to a career full of variety. In addition to being an established potter, Acosta is also a chef and a stylist. This gives her the advantage of knowing firsthand which shapes and sizes are most functional for…
  • Steal This Look: The Endless Summer Kitchen

    Margot Guralnick
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Jamie Blake of Blakes London applied a high/low mix of materials—from marble to readymade beadboard—in his design for a sun-splashed kitchen. We recently featured the house in Endless Summer in a London Victorian. Thanks to the popularity of the kitchen, Blake has kindly offered to share its secrets. Above: The open kitchen is fronted by a marble-topped island built from wood textured to look like reclaimed timber. "The best way to describe the design is an exploration into textures," says Blake, ticking off a list of materials that includes porcelain floor tiles, beadboard paneling,…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Bringing Home a New Dog? The Essential Shopping List for a Damage-Free Home

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    If you're considering adopting a dog or a puppy, there are a few must-have items that will come in handy for keeping your home intact. All dogs need a little time to adjust, whether it's a frightened rescue or a romping pup! Consider the following to help make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your new furry friend, while keeping your space damage-free. READ MORE »
  • Early Gehry Home Listed for $1.4M — Design News

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    What does a pre-starchitect Gehry look like? Back in 1959, a young Frank worked on this 3-bedroom home with his USC professor. Currently owned by Mentalist star Robin Tunney, the Los Angeles property is on the market for $1.399 million. READ MORE »
  • Chris and Amber's Old + New Renovated Home — House Tour

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Name: Chris and Amber Earl Location: North Hollywood, CA Size: 1,190 square feet Years lived in: 2 years Amber met Chris at a mutual friend's BBQ and she admits it took her forever to notice him but once she did she was done for. Chris grew up in Papua New Guinea and is a talented woodworker and chef and Amber is a fashion rep who grew up in SoCal. After getting married, they moved into Chris' grandfather's old house and renovated the space which includes a spacious outdoor area and speakeasy (yes, you heard me right!) with a hidden door through the den. When I came across this home via…
  • How To Optimize Typical Rental Layouts: The Windows-on-One-Wall Studio — Renters' Solutions

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    It's one of the most common studio apartment layouts: one big room with windows along only one wall. Which leaves one to ponder, what gets primary exposure to natural daylight: the living area, sleeping area, dining? Here are a few takes that work well: READ MORE »
  • Put Down the Paintbrush: 10 Ways to Add Color Without Painting — Renters Solutions

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Are you a color-lover adrift on an ocean of white? Living in a rental where you're not allowed to paint doesn't mean you can't surround yourself with brilliant hues. Here are ten easy ways to add color without ever picking up a paintbrush. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Sale! 20% off iittala

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    You have approximately one week to scoop up great deals on iittala — our 20% off sale ends on August 5th, 2014. In case you are unfamiliar with iittala, it’s a brand that offers many iconic pieces for design lovers, from hand-blown glass birds designed by Oiva Toikka to classic vases by Alvar Aalto. iittala Toikka Barn Owl By the way, in case you were wondering about the man who behind the birds, this is Oiva Toikka: But there is so much more to iittala than just the coolest glass birds around. It’s my go-to for host/hostess and wedding gifts. When there’s a sale like…
  • Designer Interview: Sarah Jane Studios

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    We are so excited to announce the launch of a collaboration made in heaven. Illustrator Sarah Jane of Sarah Jane Studios has teamed up with Pop & Lolli to bring her charming and whimsical creations to removable fabric wallpapers and decals. Pop & Lolli founder Mia Viljoen first fell in love with Sarah Jane’s work when her daughters’ South African grandmother made them matching dresses from Sarah Jane’s fabric. She then realized the charming illustrations would make brilliantly gorgeous wall decor, decals and wallpaper . Today we’re sitting down with Sarah Jane…
  • Time to Bunk Those Kiddos Up. Flexa Children’s Furniture is on Sale!
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:35 am
    If your tot is in the need for a big-girl or big-boy bed, or will be soon, now is the time to scoop it up. Why? Because right now all Flexa products are 25% off. You can take some time to think it over, as the sale does not end until July 31, 2014, but start perusing now. Flexa Bunk Bed Here’s what is so awesome about Flexa. When your kiddo is in the bunk bed phase, the two beds stack safely one atop the other, complete with ladder. Flexa Bunk Bed with Jungle Curtains Next you can add cool curtains that turn it into an inviting fort. There are Princess, Jungle, and Pirate to choose…
  • Get Your Wallpaper On! Brown and Graham is 30% Off

    19 Jun 2014 | 8:52 am
    Now through June 30, 2014, Graham and Brown’s stunning wallpapers are up to 30% off at Design Public. If you’ve been considering wallpaper, now is the time to commit! In case you are not familiar with this excellent  company, they have been around since 1946, collaborating with stellar designers to create unique wallpaper designs that are not for the meek. Here is just a small sample of the variety available from Graham and Brown. Jubilee by Graham and Brown Jubilee is for those of you who long for London; this jolly good paper is full of 1950s icons from the fair city. Trippy by…
  • 5 Fantastic Houseboats and Floating Houses

    13 Jun 2014 | 10:13 am
    There is something so romantic about a floating house. Maybe it’s because we imagine a sweet widower played by Tom Hanks and his precocious son living in one in Seattle. I don’t know, what do you think? Anyway, I’ve found myself collecting images of float houses and houseboats on Pinterest lately and searching out float house designers to interview at my other gig over at Houzz. Here are five that caught my eye. by flickr member _wim_ This brightly-colored houseboat has an ingenious turf roof. And yellow and blue make (grass) green. Simply charming in its simplicity and…
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Dilemma: Veranda, Terrace or Patio?

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Traditional Landscape by Greenwich Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Conte & Conte, LLC As you sip your lemonade on your front porch this summer, you may find yourself reflecting, idly: what’s the difference between a veranda, a patio, a porch and terrace? How does a deck fit in? Alas, these are the profound philosophical questions of summer. And as the humidity thickens and the temperatures soar, the urge to take refuge on a patio or porch builds, so we’ve got answers! Here’s a brief glossary to your outdoor space confusion. A PATIO A patio can be attached to a house,…
  • A Blissful Meditative Spa for Sonoma Sybarites

    Susan Kraemer
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    A serene spa pavilion for meditation and yoga opens to the landscape of balmy Sonoma County in Northern California. The meditation retreat, designed by SF-based Aidlin Darling Design, is set in the rambling garden of an existing rammed-earth house. Friends and family can come here to regroup. Included is a peaceful dining pavilion to enjoy a leisurely al fresco meal with friends. Next to the dining pavilion, a pool offers a quiet place of rest and relaxation. The outdoor yoga studio overlooks the rolling hills of Sonoma, providing a zen-like retreat. A rustic trellis further provides shade…
  • A South African Retrofit with Timeless Glamour

    Susan Kraemer
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    A renovation of the Moss Oaklands Residence by Nico van der Meulen Architects in South Africa has a sophisticated urban vibe. Water features prominently in the sleek redesign creating a glamorous presence to meet the client’s brief. A new water feature at the entrance to the house creates a bridge that must be crossed to enter public spaces to one side, and private spaces to the other. The house is an update of a charming old 1950s era house set in a wonderful tropical garden. But not very well built. In the rebuild, stronger construction of the new double volume spaces and sturdy…
  • An Oriental Screen for An Australian Getaway

    Susan Kraemer
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    A house for an Australian family with two young children is given an air of intrigue with an Oriental inspired screened porch. Designed by Wolveridge Architects the design moderates some of the brilliant Australian sunshine of Victoria. The architects were briefed to provide a family home with plenty of outdoor space and play area for the kids and their friends. At the same time, the parents wanted a grownups home that reflected their tastes. Black provides a sophisticated accent throughout. Black is used effectively to provide a stunning contrast to this sunlit bathtub. The plan is simple…
  • Guz Architects Create a Soaring Roof for Rattan House

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Under a soaring wooden ceiling, an extraordinary hardwood staircase is the big feature in a new house from Guz Architects in Singapore. Like many houses in the sultry tropical climate, the Rattan House is designed to maximize natural ventilation. A highly polished tropical hardwood ceiling and wooden shutter doors gives a colonial feel to the shaded and water-cooled entry. Stepping stones in cool black stone skim across a koi pond courtyard. An angled wall of rattan allows for knickknack displays while allowing the free flow of air along a walkway to a private office. This upstairs walkway…
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  • Their food stories

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    Every pictures is a home run on Our Food Stories, which gives us reason to believe that a friendship between a food stylist and photographer is one of best kinds of friendships out there - it creates amazing visuals which in their case, comes along with recipes to recreate their recipes. Laura and Nora also have a equally drool-worthy instagram. We have such an admiration for the work these 2 ladies have done thus far, not just in the area of food styling and photography; they also share on design such as beautiful shops they love and interiors. We too share a love for food styling and…
  • quickstart arro home

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
    Have you seen the range from the new homewares online store, Arro Home? Well, if you haven't we're glad you found your way here because it is really something not to be missed. You might have seen some of the photos being repinned on pinterest, like how Little Big Bell found it. Thank you Geraldine for the beautiful post. Another amazing brand to come out of Australia. (I personally haven't been there but after the things I've seen coming out of there, I can't wait to visit!)  There are so many more pretty visuals in their collection, it's just unbelieveable!
  • Somethings I like this week

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:23 am
    Hanna Kruger's collection of coveted lamps. We're seeing alot of indigo here..  Things every freelancer can probably relate to.. Homemade non-toxic colored powder DIY. A book for every occasion this summer. Creating a summer atmosphere at home. There hanging vases and wall decor.. The prettiest headphones there ever were.. This DIY stamped scarf looks amazing (you know how not all DIYs turn out as what we expect them to) This bamboo coat rack.. This natural  fairtrade straw clutch  .. Foods you've been cutting the wrong way your entire life! (Definitely learned a thing…
  • Seeing pastels

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:42 am
    We are loving Olivia's eye for color!  #BinstaGood .. Follow Olivia on instagram.. Bloesem and Zara S.  on instagram
  • Class Alert: Water, Paint & Brushes!

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
      Class Alert: Watercoloring class with Arounna from Bookhou Watercolouring is now more than just musings on paper, it is seamlessly being intertwined with objects in our everyday lives. With an artistic play of liquid hues, you can transform simple objects or fabrics into beautiful home accessories to brighten up your room or even fashion pieces like totes to spice up your wardrobe! All this can be achieved with the help of Arounna Khounnoraj -- textiles genius, artist and founder of Bookhou! Arounna will teach you the basic watercolour techniques such as wet-in-wet,…
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    2Modern Blog

  • An Austrian Village Gets 7 Fancy Bus Stops (2Modern)
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The village of Krumbach, Austria, boasts something that no other city in the world has: bus stops—seven of them—designed by an international list of architects. The end product of a project called Bus:Stop, the structures were created via collaborations with local craftspeople and businesses to help boost tourism in Krumbach. Architectural practices from Russia, Belgium, Norway, and Spain, among others, helped design and build an inventive suite of seven small-scale structures—using materials as varied as timber, steel, and glass, each edifice pointedly turning the notion of the boring,…
  • A Bicycle Whistle From Bookman and Acme (2Modern)
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Upping the ante on bicycle bells, Swedish brand Bookman has come up with a contemporary whistle that leverages “wave interference” technology to produce a sound that transcends street noise without the help of moving parts. Bookman collaborated with Acme Whistles, the century-old Birmingham, England, whistle manufacturer on the design, which has been given a clean, specific shape to prevent being inadvertently inserted into the wearer’s mouth, and equipped with a cord that can easily be broken in the event of posing any danger to the wearer. Why opt for bells and whistles…
  • In West Virginia, A House of Salvaged Windows (2Modern)
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Even for those of us inclined to romanticize communing with nature, the dream of building a humble house in the middle of the woods (on a miniscule budget, of course) will forever remain a fantasy. But photographer Nick Olson and clothing designer Lilah Horowitz pooled their artistic resources to turn the dream of a getaway into an admirable reality, building a cabin almost entirely of salvaged materials on an idyllic parcel of land in West Virginia—on a belief-defying $500. Fittingly, for a pair of introspective artists, the duo thought long and hard before embarking on this journey, and…
  • Manulution Sale: Save 25% on Select Designs (2Modern)
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    A wood carving tradition that dates back to the 19th Century and the Bosnian town of Konjic is still practiced by Manulution, a modern furniture company that pays homage to a Balkan craft perfected over the course of four generations. Manulution’s sustainably sourced European hardwoods find expression in simple forms imbued with hand-crafted details and whimsical decorative flourishes. For a limited time, select Manulution products are available at 2Modern at a 25% discount. Included are chairs, tables, and storage pieces. Shop our Manulution sale here >
  • Ikea Puts Singapore Shelter Dogs On Show (2Modern)
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There’s nothing cute about millions of animals doing time in shelters, waiting to be whisked off to a loving home—only to be put down when the wait becomes too long. But Ikea’s inspired marketing campaign, aimed at finding homes for shelter dogs, is plenty heartwarming. Teaming up with creative agency DDB Singapore, Ikea has found an ingenious way to get Singapore shoppers to turn their attention to a cause more worthy than affordable furniture—by accessorizing their showroom vignettes with life-sized cardboard cut-outs of shelter dogs currently up for adoption. The Home for…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • 5 Life-Changing Organisation Tips

    Michael Landfair
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    Now you’re probably reading this because you are sick of the mess in your bedroom. You may spend hours organising, only to find that the room never stays as neat as you would like. Organising can also be very time consuming, and you can never find a moment to do it. You’re too exhausted after a long day at work, the weekends are reserved for your friends, so there’s generally no time to actually sort through the mess. However, you don’t have to be in this predicament, there are a few quick ways that you can try out to help you be more organised and live in a neater space. Before I…
  • Nine Years Ago Today

    Michael Landfair
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    UPDATED: The July-August, 2005 Oregon Home, this highly readable magazine, has an article by Ken Logan titled 16 Master Bedroom Mistakes to Avoid.Ken was gracious enough to allow me to quote from the article. Here are the 16 Mistakes:1. Not springing for a mattress that's going to maximize your chances of getting a great night's rest.2. Not considering the size of your bedroom when choosing furnishings.3. Letting your master bedroom drift off to the bottom of your building or remodeling budget. It's too easy to focus on the public spaces and neglect the area where you may spend a third of…
  • Five Hot Home Décor Trends for 2014

    Michael Landfair
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Sarah Rufca reporter for the Houston Chronicle shares some of the hot new trends for 2014. I happened to notice that some of our vendors are featured:Fincastle mirror on display in the Williamsburg by Global views showroom in High Point.Brass bed and dresser from Bernhardt's Jet Set collection.Greek Key coffee table in brass from from Bernhardt's Jet Set collection.
  • Apartment Prices Skyrocket, Taste Doesn't

    Michael Landfair
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    The headline says "Manhattan apartment prices skyrocket 20%" and goes on to say that "The sale price for Manhattan apartments has skyrocketed 20 percent this year, a market report has found.Manhattan home buyers paid an average $1.69 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $1.41 million for the second quarter of 2013, says the report from realty giant Corcoran.Then, to top it off, this picture is shown: You can own this corner unit for $9.5 million.Photo: Constantin BocaFor $9.5 million, don't you think they could have hired an interior designer. I mean, the bed is on the wrong…
  • The Pros And Cons Of A Reverse Mortgage

    Michael Landfair
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    A new survey reveals Americans are worried about their personal finances. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) reported in a March, 2014 survey that 71% of Americans are worried about their financial situation. They are worried they don’t have enough savings for emergencies and equally concerned about having enough money set aside for retirement. It’s hard to believe, with those worries in mind, that adults who are spending less than the previous year continues to decline from 57% in 2009 to 29% in 2014.In New Jersey, a recent Fairleigh Dickinson…
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  • Designer House Renovation Part 2

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
      Last week I showed the renovation of Charlotte Moss’ East Hampton weekend house – the Before and After photographs.  Charlotte was sweet and tweeted me that she had forgotten about a lot of the décor themes!!  She also said is working on a new book, but it isn’t about her NYC townhouse redecoration.  Hopefully a magazine will do a photoshoot of it for us!  Her new book will be all about gardens and the book tour will start next April.  Today, Part Two of Designer Renovation is Mark Sikes’s house – the beautiful 1920s Spanish inspired home in Los…
  • Architectural Digest: Lee Radziwill

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
      I found this old Architectural Digest with the photoshoot from Lee Radziwill’s Park Avenue terrace apartment.  The cover story is from January 1982, just after she had moved two blocks over from Fifth Avenue, following her divorce from the Prince Radziwill.  Lee has said that her two children had flown the nest with this move and it had made her so sad to be, finally, completely alone. Since I just talked about this apartment, I thought you might enjoy seeing the original photographs as they appeared in AD, taken by the great Derry Moore. She told the magazine that the move…
  • Designer Remodels–Part One

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:34 pm
      The new Veranda showcases two designers’ houses, both of which were recently updated.   One is a vacation house, the other is the family home.   Seeing these two stories begs the question – why do interior designers need to redecorate all the time?  Did they not get it right the first time?  In both cases, yes, they did get it right the first time.  Both houses shown in Veranda were beautiful to start with and now, they are even prettier.  Why do interior designers seem to redesign their houses more than the average person?  It might…
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    Atticmag | Kitchens, Bathrooms, Home Decor

  • Zebra on the Floor

    Jane F
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Animal prints are so enduring, every shape, size and variation is available in a carpet from skin-shape throw rugs to broadloom. So if I’m going for pattern and high contrast on the floor, zebra print is the obvious solution. First, it’s black and white, which means it goes with almost everything. It has bold pattern but it’s less slinky than leopard or tiger. And while any animal print is a traditional pick for a carpet, I find zebra can look quite modern when it’s pushed by other elements. Sublimely abstract in a mid-20th century Persian kilim [top] the zebra-print rug…
  • French Manor House Bath

    Jane F
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    In an ancient house, a bath retains its atmosphere. How charming and quintessentially French is this unfitted bath in an updated manor house in Champagne? Of course, it could be Sweden or Belgium too. Styled to look cozy, the room appears to be L-shaped, with additional sanitary facilities out of view (or in another room entirely). In the days before indoor plumbing, servants would have filled the slipper tub by hauling buckets of hot water by hand. Today, the issue would be mostly about staying warm in front of the huge window — a screen is helpful in blocking drafts, but not entirely.
  • 4 Unusual Kitchen Ideas

    Jane F
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Modern? Yes. Functional? Yes. Different? That too. I’m always on the looking for features that feel new or innovative, ones that set a kitchen apart and keep it looking current. That’s not always easy because kitchens – traditional, modern, rustic and even cottage styles — have settled into a certain visual language over the past ten years and aren’t budging much. These days, the newest features are most found on the contemporary or modernist side, as we saw in the hidden cabinets of the Curved Oak Kitchen, or the Under Counter Refrigeration in a kitchen of the same name. Here…
  • Slipper Chair Marathon 4

    Jane F
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Modern & vintage variations on the ideal accent chair for any room. Part 4 – Exposed Frames. One reason I’ve done this series of posts on slipper chairs is purely practical. These are, for the most part, exceptionally approachable and affordable pieces of furniture everyone needs.  One chair may be better for perching while another is made for lounging – that’s fairly obvious. But dimensions — the facts of each design – as well as the angle of the back, the height of the seat, and the way a chair is upholstered (including what’s underneath) affects its…
  • Slipper Chair Marathon 3

    Jane F
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Modern & vintage variations on the ideal accent chair for any room. Part 3 – Covered Bases. One type of slipper chairs has feet rather than legs. That’s made possible when the seat deck is elongated until it essentially sits on feet. Or, legs may be covered by a fabric skirt and  embellishments such as fringe to the same effect. Naturally boxy in style, this third genre in my  slipper chair marathon looks comfortable and substantial. But again, lacking arms, the height, depth and tilt of the seat are the critical factors that affect whether it is easy to sit down and get up…
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    Young House Love

  • While The Dust Flies In The Laundry Room…

    Sherry Petersik
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    This isn’t as exciting as our big laundry room reno (nothing is!) but let’s talk about curtains for a second. Remember when our bedroom was all naked and afraid? (Sidenote: if you’re not watching that show, you should be). We added frames and hung curtains at the same time, but it took us way longer to actually finish said curtains. We knew we wanted nice white linen-like ones for our dark-walled bedroom, and had heard a lot of good things about the Lenda curtains from Ikea around blogland (they’re their nicer/thicker white curtains with a convincing linen-looking…
  • Well That Escalated Quickly

    John Petersik
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    For two weeks we had virtually no progress in our laundry area, except for rethinking our approach and considering contractor bids. So by comparison, things happened so swiftly over the last few days that it nearly put our heads on spin cycle. What started out looking like this… …is now looking a bit more like this. Yowza. Let’s rewind to early last week, when it clicked that maybe we could do more ourselves and sub-contract certain jobs out instead of relying entirely on one contractor and his team. As you may recall from this post, Option 4 is our goal: We put together a…
  • A Little Less Conversation, A Little More…

    John Petersik
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    After much deliberation, our laundry area is finally seeing some action. Well hello there, washer…. shall we take this to the bedroom? No literally, we took it to the bedroom. JEALOUS? Seriously though – it has been a busy week around here (mostly with unrelated book stuff) but we’ve managed to get some dust flying upstairs too. Long story short, thanks to a lot of thought (and a lot of encouraging comments from you guys) we’ve decided to do more ourselves, while managing some pro sub-contractors directly. Our second contractor estimate (after the initial $5,000 one)…
  • Fab Freebie: Su Casa

    John Petersik
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am has just about everything for your home – from furnishings and lighting to cookware and tools. And this week’s winner will score a $500 gift card to grab whatever calls their name the loudest. also has cool features like curated Styleboards that you can browse (or create yourself), plus they’ve got free two-day shipping on orders over $49. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter (it might take a second to load, but it should eventually pop up below this paragraph). This giveaway is available to residents of the United States (but we’ve got a…
  • Doors Be Darker

    John Petersik
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Favorite project ever! Okay, not really at all. (I just couldn’t help trying to match Sherry’s enthusiasm from yesterday’s post). Back when we had our house’s exterior patched & painted right after moving in, we opted not to get the garage doors painted since we knew it was a task that we could easily tackle ourselves. Well, 12 months later and it’s finally done. These two doors were sporting the same cream color that the old trim was before it went white, which wasn’t a very good look since it was nixed everywhere else. So we debated going bright…
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    The Finishing Touch

  • 3 surprising ways to get patterns into your home decor

    Evie Sweeten
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Whether with tile, wallpaper, or window coverings, designers are dying to get patterned pieces for their homes. We collected some cool ideas to bring patterns into your house. Mix and Match Hues By matching different patterns in the same color, eyes can’t figure out where to look first in a good way. As seen in Elle Decor July/August 2014. Get the Look: If you don’t want to commit to wallpaper, try Bali Pinch Pleat Drapery in Granada Breeze. The pattern is easy on the eyes and  has a few shades of blue to match if you wanted to pattern your floor. Black and White  …
  • Name This Fabric – Enter the Giveaway Now!

    Evie Sweeten
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Every once in a while, we get stumped figuring out what to name our cool new fabric. Going on now, we have a Name This Fabric giveaway. All you need to do is go to and comment what you think this should be named. The winner will have their suggestion appear on AND win Bright Bazaar, the all new home design book  by Will Taylor! Will Taylor is the author of where he shares his obsession of colors in every aspect of life, especially home decor. His blog and book include pictures of his home to help inspire those redecorating. We love his 10 Things…
  • Quirky House Gets Ambient Light from Shutters on the Ceiling

    Abigail Sawyer
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    We spotted the amazing home of Armin Blasbichler on Design Sponge this week.  Around every corner you’ll find another unexpected surprise, whether it’s neon signs in the bathroom, doors covered with Pantone color slides, or the casual looking stack of logs that makes up the home’s exterior. Glowy Shutter Ceiling But our favorite feature by far is the living room ceiling which is covered with shuttered doors. The louvers let in amazing indirect light that gives the room an beautiful glow. This unique design gives the natural light that skylights bring, but they can be…
  • Summer Time Beach House Decor For All

    Evie Sweeten
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ever wanted live by the sea, but you’re landlocked in the city? We’ve gone through decorating magazines to find a solution for this problem. We found some beach inspired home design ideas that won’t make the ocean feel too far away. Way Cool Color Combo Get a beach-y feel for your room with an unexpected color like a bright pink. The pink accents combined with tan and white walls come together almost effortlessly. A large beach related picture and a garland of shells make it feel like a house on the coast without trying too hard. As seen in Elle Decor July/August 2014. Get…
  • 4 DIY bookshelves for summer

    Mindy Schultz
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Summertime is a time for relaxation, reading, and lots of DIY projects.  But after a summer full of reading, where should all the books go?  Tune in for today’s Pinterest Fab 4: DIY Bookshelves for Summer Reading. DIY Fabric Hanging Book Display Get crafty with this first DIY bookshelf.  The Fabric Hanging Bookshelf display is a one of a kind bookshelf and easy to make.  Going in a kids room or play room?  Let your kiddos pick the fabric based off their favorite colors or patterns. Tools Needed: A 47-inch by 42-inch piece of fabric Two curtain rods – Check out the…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Cucumber Classics + the Perfect After-Hours Book-Club! (Recipe Included)

    Sarah Weiner
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    After a busy day at the office, the ladies of WORK. gathered in the conference room for an after-hours book club. The roaring 20’s were on our mind as we picked Fitzgerald classics. No book-club, or WORK.. soiree for that matter, isn’t complete without a signature cocktail! Inspired by the classics. We transformed our cucumber... View full post > Related posts: Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED} CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED} My Trip to NYC + a New Recipe you Need to Try!
  • Katherine Vo’s Sophisticated Home Office Remix

    Sarah Weiner
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
          Describe your office space to us: My office space serves two functions: as a workspace during the day and as a dining area when I have guests over. Because of this, I wanted to keep it versatile and simple so that it could be easily transformed back and forth. The main component of my... View full post > Related posts: Daria’s Simply Chic Home Office Remix Ada’s Bright Home Office Studio Pop’s of Pink + Feminine Chic-Shannon Claire’s Home Office Space
  • How to Style your Desk Like a Boss

    The Office Stylist
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    If your office is your empire, then consider your desk the control board. It’s where you make decisions, get down to business, and most importantly-make that money. But how are you supposed to master your domain if your desk is less than chic? A great-looking and well-organized desk will not only make your space look good,... View full post > Related posts: Office Style Tip of the Week: The Desk List How to Style the Turnstone Bivi Desk Office Decor-What’s on your desk?
  • Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED}

    The Office Stylist
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    There is nothing like having a girls night in after quite a LONG work week. My bestie Alison and I have finally launched WORK. and let me tell ya, this process can be exhausting! As someone who has been an entrepreneur since the age of 18, I find that I have less time for fun than I... View full post > Related posts: CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED} Rough Week at Work? Try a Girls Night in with Trop 50 Rasberry Acai! My Trip to NYC + a New Recipe you Need to Try!
  • Summer Office Party-Easy, quick and delicious snacks {RECIPE INCLUDED}

    The Office Stylist
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summer is officially here! While I’m not a fan of overly hot weather, I do love a change of seasons and with that a celebration of summer. I thought what better way to kick off summer than with an awesome recipe that’s easy to and quick to make-perfect for a casual office party! PLUS-some super... View full post > Related posts: CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED} Summer Office Ice Cream Party with Dreyer’s® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream! Five Quick and Easy Workspace Updates for Summer
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    Cristina Hadzi Interiors

  • The Perks Of Being A Wallpaper

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

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

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

    Cristina Hadzi
    18 Apr 2013 | 8:07 am
    Clean lines, inviting and stylish Springtime is all about big windows opening wide and a blast of fresh air as if for the first time in what seems like forever.  I think about lighter fabrics and easier day-to-day routines. The beautiful Paul McCobb armchairs pictured here, from a house I designed in Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, are good examples of this casual-chic, springtime vibe. Designed by Paul McCobb in the 1950′s My clients’ directive initially puzzled me: they wanted the feeling of visiting their grandparents’ bright and sunny summer house, of camping out, but with a…
  • Ten Things I Can’t Live Without

    Cristina Hadzi
    5 Feb 2013 | 8:47 am
    Rome  Ah the Eternal City!  I was very fortunate to have been born and raised in Rome; its extraordinary layers of history, grand architecture, lyrical fountains, and incandescent quality of light touch me in one way or another every day. Kinokuniya This bookstore in New York and Singapore is a lot of fun to visit: great selection (aside from books!) fashion magazines, ideas for clever gifts,  a small café upstairs.  I go for the luxurious wrapping papers, pens, extensive playful stationary department. Chanel nail polish – the intense and edgy colors that morph into cult classics; with…
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Anatomy of a Room - #2 Daryl Carter

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    This is the second post in my series called Anatomy of a Room, where I break down a room to tell you why it works. This week we will showcase Daryl Carter, a DC designer. Daryl's tag line is the "new traditional"but I think he is the master of creating the unexpected in terms of furniture arrangements, mixing of styles and simplicity. Look at this living room: photo via Elle DecorWhat works: 1. Simple base of black and whiteNotice how he white washes the room in white - walls, ceilings, trim even the valances on the windows. This unifies the room. The accents of black - long…
  • Kips Bay Showhouse NYC

    13 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    While in NYC for the the Modenus Blog Tour trip we visited the annual New York Kips Bay Designer House. What a treat! There are always some great over the top rooms. Take a peak: Bridget Beari in NYC from Bridget Beari Designs on Vimeo.What is your favorite room? What makes a great showhouse room? We have this discussion at the office all the time. Should they be pretty? Intriguing? Cutting edge?Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
  • DC Designer House

    11 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    As we gear up here in Richmond for the 2014 Richmond Symphony Designer House I thought we would look back on the DC Designer House in which I participated on the selection committee. It was so much fun to be behind the scenes and watch the designers create fabulous rooms from concept boards, what a great professional we are in.  DC Designer House from Bridget Beari Designs on Vimeo.You'll even see Barry Dixon signing his book in one shot. I think my favorite room was the blue cabinets in the butler's pantry/wine room. That blue color was stunning!          …
  • The Design Tourist blogs on Bridget Beari Papers

    21 Jun 2014 | 3:49 am
    If you don't follow the Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc you should. Karen's visits all the hot design shows and events. She gives you weekly design finds and exclusive interviews with the design industry's stars! This is one of my favorite episodes from the London design show! Not only is she creative, a brilliant writer, and a marvelous host she is so genuine and sweet too. She also looks flawless. I followed her around one day at Highpoint and she never touch up her hair or makeup even before she went on air - Amazing! She even gave me some TV makeup tips. I was so honored…
  • Creating Mood Boards with Nous Decor

    14 Jun 2014 | 5:43 am
    Another interesting find during NYC Blog Tour with Modenus was Nous Decor, similar to Pinterest and Olioboard, it is a great tool for creating room concepts. Here is how it works: 1. You can create a board from Scratch or use an inspiration photo to find similar objectsI chose this photo of an office from Atlanta Homes MagazineThen you use the tool bar and search by color, size, price for items that are similar or even exact. You can also add your on pictures to the page. What is also cool it that adds the retail pricing for each item and a source. All of mine came from…
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    28 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    A multi million dollar beach house...7 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, nearly 14,500 square feet with panoramic Pacific Ocean views. The ultimate California view from a cliff in Malibu. The address 29150... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    COCOCOZY Oxford rug on the wall in a bedding display from home furnishing store Lotus Bleu San Francisco's Instagram feed @lotusbleusf (above)It is always so much fun to see COCOCOZY products in use... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    This is turning into an international week for me here on COCOCOZY.  While I sit here in Los Angeles, exploring the worlds of fashion, design and architecture...I am finding great inspiration... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    On the outside, this 3700 square foot horse farm in Sweden looks like a picture from New England in the U.S.  A white farm house with an A-frame dark roof surrounded by acres of land and horses... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Gradient colored beaded Elie Saab gown, Fall 2014 Couture Paris (above)Wouldn't think that couture fashion designer Elie Saab and furniture maker Currey & Company would have too much in common.... [[ 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

  • Are You A Glutton For Giving?

    7 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    By Maria Bayer DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach Do you give, give, give to clients, family and friends only to wind up exhausted, with nothing left to give? I’d like to help you break free and empower yourself. How can you expect others to invest in you if you’re not willing to invest in you? Are you through learning when you finish school? Of [...]
  • Taking Time To Recharge

    Gail Doby
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    By Gail Doby, ASID I’ve been on the road again – this time for three trips in ten days. It’s been a busy year so far, and as we get ready for our live event August 1 – 3, we will be pushing for the next 29 days to complete our work to make the event meaningful, educational and inspiring for [...]
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    Simplified Bee

  • My New Addition Sneak Peek & Cleaning with Pledge®

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Doesn’t it feel good to wrap up a project? That’s the way I’m feeling this week as the finishing touches are completed on the new addition in our home. It’s been four months of hammering, debris and dust but, the result was worth all these minor inconveniences. I’m not quite prepared to show you the project in its entirety, but would like to share some sneak peeks of some of the finishes that were selected and on Instagram. You must have guessed I would select a hexagon pattern for the bathroom floor This one is in carrara marble. The shower will feature a steam…
  • Holiday House Hamptons 2014 :: My Faves

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Earlier this summer, Holiday House Hamptons at Watchcase in Sag Harbor opened its doors to the public. Showcasing eighteen talented interior designers, the prestigious design showhouse combines two of founder, Iris Dankner’s passions: interior design and fundraising for breast cancer research. This year Holiday House partnered with Hamptons Cottages and Gardens (HC&G) to deliver an inspiring design house which is actually a 19th century brick factory that’s now being converted into luxury condos. The grand industrial space set the stage for each designer to create a space…
  • Chinoiserie Chic :: Pagoda Decor

    14 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Chinoiserie, simply stated is a style of decoration reflecting Chinese motifs. The French term dates back to the late 18th century when it became popular to incorporate Asian motifs in traditional European decor such as housewares, furnishings and textiles. The pagoda and its ancient tiered architecture is one such iconic Chinese silhouette that’s still inspires chinoiserie chic home decor today.  This arched silhouette is being featured on everything from wallpaper to lighting, and in a variety of styles from sleek and modern to ornate and traditional. Here are a few of my favorite…
  • Favorites :: West Elm Fall 2014

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. How cute this mid-century modern inspired marble coffee table with chic home decor accessories? The metallic banded vase is my fave! It’s all part of West Elm’s recently released collection for fall 2014. Scouring the globe from Peru to India, Haiti to the Philippines, this collection delivers authentic artisanal pieces to make your house a home. The most exciting part? For me it’s their introduction of over 50 collections of lighting in a…
  • Bold & Bright :: Miami Beach Apartment Tour

    7 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    Recently House Beautiful toured the colorful Miami Beach apartment of interior designer, Robert Passal (loved his master bedroom for the Hampton Designer Showhouse in 2012). The mix of modern and traditional used throughout is a personal fave as well as the classic blue and white color palette that flows in both indoors and out. Passal is a master at combining pattern, texture and color. Take a look and I think you’ll agree! To get just the right watery effect, he even paints the door in a bright blue car paint. What? yep. Love the combo of pattern and color in this image. The Louis…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Inspiration in White: Branches

    Trudy Crane
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    I always have flowers in my house...usually white...and I truly appreciate the feeling they give to my home ...fresh, natural and beautiful. When I don't use flowers I like to put branches and lately I have been seeing them everywhere in photos on Pinterest. There are many ways to use them and below you can see a few examples. I love the tall ones in pots on the floor. They have a kind of presence that is different than flowers...kind of like having a large plant in your home....but different in the way of it being more raw, less refined which is a wonderful contrast in a sophisticated room.
  • Understated vs. Overstated Rooms

    Trudy Crane
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    I love the clean simplicity of a Swedish home, yet in my own home I tend to collect things from dishes to mercury glass that has filled every corner, table and floor space available. Though I love the look of an understated home I tend to the overstated....lots of stuff! I want to live with many things around me that make me happy and I just think in an understated home....what would I look at...what would I move around....what would I collect? Pretty impossible but my admiration for those people that can edit their home, to show off all the details of each carefully picked item, knows no…
  • Lovely Loft

    Trudy Crane
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:11 pm
    This is such a great looking loft from amazing. Modern with rustic touches and French style vintage furnishing...that is bold. Not a single rug on the all white flooring and the open concept is the perfect place to have this type of floor. Walls of windows to bring in the light....well I could go on and is very well done to be sure. Photography by Lincoln Barbour (super photographer!) For more photos of this amazing home go to Remodelista Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Remodelista Photography by Lincoln Barbour  
  • Small Space Style with Rue

    Trudy Crane
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Rue Magazine has featured the fabulous apartment of artist Katie Rodgers and talk about style packed into a small space. Only 500 sq ft and every corner has something interesting to look at! I love the styling of this apartment and the extra little touches, such as the turtle magnifying glass, add an extra personal feeling to the space. So great the extra punch of colour in the bedroom as well. Go visit Rue to see all of the photos... Photography: Emily Johnston Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The…
  • Vintage Home in Australia

    Trudy Crane
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    This is an amazing home in Queensland with gorgeous upcycled vintage pieces. Many of the favourite finds of these homeowners came from auctions and were then repainted, reupholstered or resurfaced. Pretty turquoise shutters with a rattan basket and sisal carpets creating wonderful texture in the living room.....of course the blue and white ginger jars are perfect as well.  I also love the green on the base of the kitchen table and the pretty map in the bedroom.... PHOTOGRAPHY JARED FOWLER   STYLING MARGOT BRADDON Linking with Savvy Southern…
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  • Flipside...

    franki durbin
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Ahhh, perspective. It is a wonderful thing, no? Last night I received a thought provoking email that took my present closet edit to the next level - or perhaps even a few levels beyond. My focus this time has been on what to purge. The thoughtful email from a reader/friend suggested that perhaps I view the challenge from the other side of the hanger (so to speak). What if I asked myself, "What few spectacular items should I actually keep?" Some of you are having a eureka moment, others of you may have read those sentences unfazed. Let me put this into more concrete terms. Up until now I've…
  • {Repost} Lashes, Liner & Skin....

    franki durbin
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    {Hi, friends! A few of you have emailed about my go-to beauty prooducts. On this topic I cerainly have opinions and experience. I'm reposting this comprehensive post from April for convenience. Apologies if you've read before, but this is loaded with so many great products it seemed worthy of sharing again for those who haven't seen it. xoxo Franki} Allure comes down to a series of L words... lashes, liner, lips, locks & luminous skin. While it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of product available, a girl has to learn which product she can count on.
  • Blown Away...

    franki durbin
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    You know by now I'm a Drybar fan. What girl doesn't LOVE a good blowout and watching chick flicks while flipping through magazines? Hello? It's heaven on earth. Most of the time.  What do I mean? Well, like Kimye, I travel with an entourage. Only my companions are of the "mommy, can you help me?" variety, not the Bentley key toting kind. When it was announced that Blownaway was launching in Dallas I knew my lucky day had arrived. Now the glam squad comes to my door and primps and preps me for anything the social schedule may contain - all for the same great pricing as Drybar. Hello,…
  • Crush-worthy: Oomph's Gossip Chair...

    franki durbin
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    My interior designer friends will recognize the brand instantly, but some of you may not be familiar with the awesomeness that is Oomph. As the name implies, these playfully sophisticated home furnishings and accessories add just the right "oomph" to your space. Known for colorful lacquered lighting, cool console tables and plenty of other amazing home interior pieces, this brand is stepping even deeper into your home with an even more extensive array of cheerful options. Most notably, the upholstery collection has grown impressively. Witness this amazing gossip chair. Hello, posh seating! I…
  • Chances...

    franki durbin
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • Charming Duplex In Istanbul Pays Homage To History In a Glamorous Way

    Simona Ganea
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Situated in a building with stone foundation walls that date back to the 1800s, this apartment is infused with history and incorporates all the original details in a very natural and charming way. It’s the only apartment in the building that has a private entrance.Enter through the original steel doors into a 2,000 square foot duplex that opens to a very inviting dining room. As soon as you enter, accents such as the exposed brick walls, ceiling beams and visible pipes seem to take over the décor. They remain defining features for all the other rooms in the apartment.The kitchen has an…
  • The New Wahaca Pop-Up Project – A Shipping Container Restaurant In London

    Simona Ganea
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Shipping container houses, railway stations, libraries and even restaurants out of shipping containers has made recycling cool and fashionable, giving us one more reason to be green and Eco-conscious. But there are other benefits to this as well.This new Wahaca Mexican Restaurant recently opened outside the Southbank Center in London. It was a project by the London-based architects from Softroom, a company founded in 1995 and led by two directors, Christopher Bagot and Oliver Salway. Their work has always been considered sensitive to culture and location, making the company perfect for the…
  • 21 Cool Tips To Steampunk Your Home

    Alexandra Belgun
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    The steampunk style is not one of the most well known in terms of interior design. Maybe that’s because many of us don’t even know which are the basic details that define this concept. When I say steampunk, I remember about the Victorian era, with all the inventions back then, but the meaning of this word would be incomplete without the industrial details.In essence, this trend is a mixture between elegant Victorian interior accessories and the strength of industrial elements. Maybe you remember about Joben Bistro, that beautiful pub from Romania. It’s an inspiration for us.So,…
  • A Mix Of Smart DIYs And Vintage Character Adapted For A Casual Lifestyle

    Simona Ganea
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:57 am
    A home perfectly adapted to suit a casual and relaxed lifestyle and a space meant to make anyone feel at home – this is how we can describe this loft at first sight. And we wouldn’t be wrong. Located in the Downtown Arts District of Los Angeles, the apartment has a total surface of 3,500 square feet (approximately 325 square meters), which makes it a very spacious home by most standards.The apartment is occupied by Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham, the owners of the Hammer + Spear store so it’s no wonder they turned it into such a charming space. Although not particularly…
  • How To Use Gray Around The House Without Making It Look Boring

    Simona Ganea
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Solid and stable, gray as a color is detached, neutral and impartial. It’s the color of compromise as it’s neither black nor white but a transitional shade between the two. When using it in interior design, gray creates a quiet and calm ambiance and is a popular choice in contemporary decors. It’s a very practical color which you can use in any room of the house and even outside. But how gray interacts with the rest of the design is a whole other issue. We can offer a few pointers to help with that.Gray exterior walls.If you want, you can also add a little bit of energy to…
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    Design blog from APD Interiors

  • Room of the Week

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

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

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

    Andrew Dunning
    4 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In our design practice we often use when we are designing and specifying an interior for a homeowner. Also given the highly competitive prices it is a great source of furniture and accessories when we are working on a rental flat for a landlord. I love that their range is really affordable so your purchases don’t all have to be investments for the future. On you will find furniture, sofas, beds, lighting, art, rugs – indeed everything you need to make your house a home. A couple of weeks ago they asked me to review one of their lighting products in my own home.
  • – Bonjour Blighty

    Andrew Dunning
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Finding the perfect dining table isn’t always as easy as you think it should be. You have to find the right style for your interior,  the right finish and then the right size. I’m currently styling an interior with an industrial look and we are struggling to find the perfect table. Thankfully this week the latest additions from dropped on my desk and I think we’ve found our table. The Scrumpy table is part of the new Bonjour Blighty range from that has just been launched and is available next month. The table and bench seating are very stylish but also…
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    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression

  • Sneak Peak: Nautical Project

    Studio M
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression One of the most commonly requested interior styles highly sought after by new and potential clients would absolutely have to be coastal design.   Our firm has become known for dreaming up beautiful rooms that bring the best of living by the ocean right into a client’s home.  The Studio M interior design team recently got the opportunity to work for a client who requested a nautical-inspired original design for their new oceanside residence. Art by Jennifer Goldberger / Barclay rug / Cobalt lamp / Brass mirror / Quartz votive holder / Trellis bedding…
  • Stylish Spaces in Neutral Tones

    Jon Peters
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression As someone who embraces color when it comes to my home, it can be difficult to tone it down when it comes to decorating.  Without looking, it’s safe to say that all of my bedding, towels, throw pillows, and rugs are all very colorful and are not very subtle when it comes to pattern.  Although I love my apartment, I really can appreciate visiting friends and seeing new places that pull off a neutral color scheme.  Linen sofas, white flowers, shag wool rugs, and basically anything that would be ruined with a spill of red wine just looks so simple, clean,…
  • Jessica Alba’s Modern Maison

    Jon Peters
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression In my free time, I love reading up on the latest interior design news and home tours at one of my favorite go-to websites Domaine Home.  In my opinion, Domaine is as in-tune with popular interior and home décor trends as Vogue is with fashion.  They’re always able to get celebrities to open their doors and even let the magazine’s design team transform their living space.  Such was the case with the beautiful and talented Jessica Alba, who recently had interior designer Matt Sanders redo her bedroom while photographers were invited to tour the movie…
  • Retro-Inspired SMEG Fridges

    Jon Peters
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression Every now and then, a product comes about that makes home décor enthusiasts and home renovation junkies alike drool all over themselves.  First it was the Kitchen-Aid Mixer, which has become a small appliance staple for the modern kitchen and a tool frequently used by the chefs of the home.  What really made the mixer cool was its stylish retro flair in an array of shiny metallic colors.  Similarly, it seems as though the groovy-looking icebox-style refrigerator is having a moment with interior design lovers everywhere with SMEG’s fridge and mini-fridge!
  • Tom Dixon’s Copper Pendant

    Jon Peters
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Mpression Interior design trends come and go, especially when it comes to things like finishes and wood stains, and paint colors.  First we had brass and malachite, then we had gold and navy blue, and now it seems like the home décor world is going to be seeing a lot of copper metallic finishes and neutral color palettes.  Black, white and every shade of gray in between seem to really look amazing in my opinion, especially under a chic copper light fixture.  One of my absolute favorites right now comes from Tom Dixon, called the “Copper Shade Pendant”, which is…
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    Interior Design Style Blog

  • History of Parquet Flooring

    Interior Design Style
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Parquetry has had a chequered history (pun intended). We are not talking about that cheap flooring material that is used in your apartment either. That type of flooring is called parquet tile (consisting of a synthetic wood) and is a far cry from the real thing. Real parquet is a floor made up from wooden blocks. Parquet patterns are traditionally geometrical or angular in nature – squares, lozenges and triangles are most common. But where did it originate and why did it stop being used? This article is going to answer those questions by tracking its emergence in 16th century France…
  • Sustainable Design Principles Behind Modular Homes

    Interior Design Style
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Before environmentally-sound homes were commonplace, their designs made them stick out like a sore thumb. Often seen as clunky and painfully obvious that the home had been constructed in a factory, these green modular (or prefabricated) houses were sustainable, but few home buyers were ready to sacrifice a beautiful, less sustainable home for a plainer, yet more eco-friendly option. In recent years, modular home designs have rapidly changed and improved both their designs and sustainability levels. Now home owners no longer have to sacrifice design and style for eco-friendly living. They…
  • Silver and White Treasury

    28 Jun 2014 | 4:52 am
    Treasury from: DSG Silver and White Mirage Mirrored Cabinet From: DSG $227.99 Living London Round Wall Mirror From: DSG $327.03 Silver Upholstered Storage Bench From: DSG $191.00 1-Light Wall Sconce From: DSG $243.76 Silver Mercury Glass Vase From: DSG $15.95 Hammered Bulb Vase, Tall Chrome From: DSG $34.53 Venetian 4-Piece Comforter Set From: DSG $124.99 White Metal Rectangular Umbrella Stand From: DSG $79.00 White Leather Ottoman From: DSG $179.99 Satin-Nickel Metal Table Lamp with Linen Shade From: BeautifulThings $73.83 Adesso Timpani Pendant Lamp, White From: DSG $97.68 Multi-Ruffle Bed…
  • Putting The Finishing Touches To Your New Bathroom

    Interior Design Style
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:33 am
    Sprucing up your bathroom can be one of the most exciting experiences involved with a full – or partial – home remodeling job. The bathroom, like the kitchen and living room, is considered to be a space of primary importance in the home. Since guests rarely see any of your backrooms, the bathroom is really the last place where your individualism and flair can really shine. You can choose from many different design styles, from fashion­forward, modern and transitional, to chic and contemporary – or a fusion of any number of these. It’s worth it to note that most expressions…
  • Americana Style Treasury

    23 Jun 2014 | 7:36 am
    Treasury from: DSG Americana Style Patriotic Angel with Yellow ribbon From: DSG $42.70 Chevron Short Vase From: DSG $38.49 Americana Quilted Patchwork Throw From: DSG $33.05 Garden Patriotic Flowers Flag From: DSG $13.10 23″ Hydrangea Spray Blue (Pack of 12) From: DSG $86.60 Patriotic Garden Sign Plaque From: DSG $68.60 Patriotic Bald Eagle Sculpture From: DSG $29.95 Vincent Barrel Chair From: DSG $175.00 Americana Throw Pillow, 20 by 20-Inch From: DSG $25.00 Garden America Flag From: DSG $13.10 Chevron Striped Accent Decorative Throw Pillow Cover From: DSG $14.00 Home Garden Land of…
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  • Scenic Sunnyside brings the beach to High Park

    TheRedPin Team
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    In our effort to continue to give you an idea of what it would be like to live near Toronto’s most popular beaches, this week’s focus is the lush neighbourhood of High Park, which conveniently borders Sunnyside Beach. Being minutes away from the beach adds to the value of the area, as Sunnyside’s beautiful shoreline has offered the city plenty of recreational space in the west end for more than 7 decades. The combination of High Park’s gorgeous green space with convenient Sunnyside Beach access makes the neighbourhood a treat to live in. The area is known for being…
  • Infographic July 28, 2014: GTA MLS® Weekly Report

    TheRedPin Team
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    If you cannot see this amazing infographic in your current browser, please click here The post Infographic July 28, 2014: GTA MLS® Weekly Report appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
  • Neighbourhood Sketch: Liberty Village

    TheRedPin Team
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Liberty Village is a flourishing masterfully planned community, located between Dufferin St and Strachan Avenue, south of King St to the Gardiner expressway. The neighbourhood is mostly comprised of young professionals in tech, finance and the media sectors. There are an abundance of restaurants and entertainment options in the area, making Liberty Village a fun place to work, live and play. We put together a list of 10 reasons why Liberty Village is a great place to call home. 1) Access to transportation in the area is plenty, earning Liberty Village a transit score of 100/100. With the…
  • Exclusive! Toronto’s stunning lofts ‘Enigma on the Park’

    TheRedPin Team
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Enigma on the Park sets itself apart from other condo projects with its distinctive exterior and spacious interior. The beautiful 9 story structure on 138 St Helens Ave in Toronto blends townhomes and condos in the city’s west end with eye-catching and innovative design. The condominium development is led by Aragon Properties Ltd, and construction is set to begin this fall and slated for completion by September 2016. Ranging from studios to sprawling 3 bedroom townhomes. To guide us through some of the standout features of this bold Bloordale project, we spoke to the sales manager, Ralph…
  • Featured Home: $1.8M in Humber Valley, Etobicoke

    TheRedPin Team
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:25 pm
    47 Edgevalley Dr Detached house for sale in Humber Valley, Etobicoke Price Tag: $1,795,000 TRP Rebate: $6,731 This neighbourhood is the wealthiest part of Etobicoke, more specifically this 4 bedroom home is in the “million dollar neighbourhood” of Edgehill Park. Known for its park like lots and pristine landscaping lined along the Humber River Valley. Two landmarks in the area are Humber Valley Village are the St. George’s Golf and Country Club. This is a rare opportunity to live in one of Etobicoke’s premier neighbourhoods! This detached home is spectacular with its…
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  • Gondola, recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder, 5 tea lights glass holders, cherry chocolate color by StilNovoDesign

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    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.
  • Orbits, urban chandelier, recycled wine barrel metal hoops, galvanized steel bands, ceiling light fixture by StilNovoDesign

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    885.00 USDOur exclusive Orbits ceiling lamp, unique chandelier has been crafted by skillfully weaving and welding together several metal hoops recycled from discarded French oak wine barrels. The bands are made of galvanized steel that gives this extraordinary piece a very definite urban feel. Please note that the hoops are retreated with a galvanized paint when necessary, in order to eliminate rust and achieve uniformity. Occasionally, welding's markings will be visible in specifics spots, adding to the 'industrial' style of the piece.Orbits can be included as an exceptional and…
  • The Dome, charming little stool, RECYCLED solid French white oak barrel staves by StilNovoDesign

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:29 pm
    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…
  • Cricket, oval recycled oak wine barrel end or side table, 4 legs by StilNovoDesign

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    465.00 USDStil Novo Design’s unique oval end/side table is entirely made with the solid oak and the galvanized steel hoops recycled from discarded, used wine barrels.Our Cricket is a stunning little table that can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive and useful piece of home décor.Cricket is a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.This table features an oval top and a round bottom tray, both made by recycling wine barrels' tops; the tray is smartly settled at the center of the four legs and framed by a barrel's galvanized…
  • The Emperor Seat, recycled oak wine barrel staves gorgeous stool, small bench by StilNovoDesign

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    295.00 USDThis spectacular solid stool is entirely made of recycled white oak wood from French wine barrels.Our Emperor Seat is a perfect combination of practicality, comfort and sophistication; it can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a unique and handy piece of home decor.By using the natural arch of a barrel stave we are able to create this particularly attractive silhouette reminiscent of oriental flavor.The top and the sides are stained with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry chocolate’ finish while the rest is stained with…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • Remodeling an Historic 1932 Colonial Revival Home

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The best home remodelings sometimes are the most subtle.  This 1932 Colonial Revival home in historic Olde Beechwold (Columbus, Ohio) needed updating, but didn't need a dramatic overhaul. The new owners moved from another home in the area, and already understood this home's potential.The classic lines and symmetry of the home remained untouched outside.Read More >    
  • Ready, Set, Stuck - 4 Strategies for Getting Your New Home Past the Dream Stage

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    So you've been dreaming about your new or remodeled home for a long time now.  You've looked at dozens – maybe hundreds – of house plans online.You've built up a huge collection of photos on Houzz, or Pinterest, or both.And yet somehow, you don’t feel any closer to your dream house.  Maybe you even feel a little further away from it.  You thought that by taking your time and collecting ideas and information you’d make progress, but instead, you’re stuck.Getting stuck at the dream stage is a common problem that I hear about every week from people just like you – here…
  • A Tiny Bath Gets A Little Bigger, and Becomes a First-Class Master Bath

    11 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Making the most of a small space is a big part of what we do, but sometimes, we have to add a little more space to make everything work the way it should.A little more space was all that was needed to turn this cute little hall bath into a very comfortable and well-appointed master bath.Read More >    
  • Find The "Missing Room" In Your House

    14 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Of course she was embarrassed.My client had invited me to see her home, the one she wanted to move from.  We came in through the garage – where most Americans enter their home – and walked into the laundry room.She wanted me to see how she lived now, and get a better idea of what she did and didn’t want in her new home.She wanted me to see how it was the only place for her family to enter the house, and how small the room was, and how she had to kick laundry baskets out of the way to get in the house.Read More >    
  • Before and After - A Simple Kitchen Remodel That Makes A Big Difference

    4 May 2014 | 7:33 am
    Sometimes a dramatic kitchen makeover requires a complicated design, lots of expensive structural changes, maybe even a room addition.Sometimes, but not always.Nothing complicated was needed to make this old worn out kitchen dramatically better.  Take a look at these two "before and after" pictures, taken from the same spot in the family room.  The doors, windows, and appliances are in the same places that they were before.So what's changed?New appliances, cabinets, and countertops, of course.  We opened up the wall between the kitchen and family room with a broad arch, and…
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • A trip to Guatemala: A country of color and love.

    Florence von Pelet
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    During BlogTour Milan I had the pleasure of getting to know talented interior design partners Kelly Kole and Joann Kandrac of Kandrac and Kole. One evening, over a glass of wine, Kelly briefly mentioned her annual mission trip to Guatemala which caught my attention. Kelly told us about her previous trips and how participating teams build a home for a family in need. She suggested I should join and I agreed almost immediately. With the support of previous BlogTour sponsors DXV, Mr.Steam and BLANCO as well as industry partners MODENUS, Flying Camel, Whitegood and O’Reilly DePalma we were…
  • Streamsong Golf and Spa Resort – The World of Alberto Alfonso

    Veronika Miller
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    We met Alberto Alfonso years ago when we first interviewed him for his design of the Chihuly museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. We’ve been back to the museum several times since, both for the love of Chihuly’s work as for the beautiful framework Alberto had created for it. Having now been able to see a second project we can safely say that Alberto’s work is about creating a stage for the design within or the setting that surrounds it, always with a focus on blending materials, shapes and textures for a well balanced, yet edgy, composition. Image credit Albert Hurley Opened…
  • How to use Modenus Designer and Artisan Portfolios

    Veronika Miller
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Recently, we have proudly relaunched our portfolio section for design pros, artisans and craftsmen. Since every new technology can be a bit confusing, we want to share a how-to with you today to make sure you can make the most of your Modenus portfolio. Have a look: You can see right away that our new portfolios are made to impress our audience. The three main areas are THE HEADER (Banner image, social icons and website link),  THE BIO (left sidebar with profile image, bio and contact information) and THE FIELD (with space for unlimited images). THE HEADER Step 1: Select your banner images.
  • Let your creative juices flow with BlogTourNYC sponsor nousDECOR

    Florence von Pelet
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:50 am
    BlogTour NYC sponsor nousDECOR intrigued bloggers with their hands on moodboard platform allowing you to create or re-create a space with any budget in mind. The idea behind nousDECOR is to be a a source to combine one-of-a-kind pieces that may be unique and rare with affordable or easily attainable pieces from retailers or etailers around the world. The platform is easy to use and we love the idea of being able to add an inspirational to the mix. Creating a moodboard has never been so simple. Here’s how to create your own moodboards: Simply register on the website, click…
  • Wilsonart does design proud – Student Chair Design Competition

    Veronika Miller
    2 Jun 2014 | 11:07 am
    BlogTour sponsor Wilsonart wowed our team with their huge commitment to support up and coming design talent at ICFF. The company devoted two full booth spaces to “Wilsonart Challenges” an initiative, now in its 10th year that, well, challenges design students to combine their creative and technical skills to create chair designs that push design boundaries. The designs were all stunning and we can only imagine the difficulty the judges were faced with as they selected this year’s winner – Jenny Trieu. The proud winner, Jenny Trieu, was there to share her vision and…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Calling All Designers

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

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

    Liz Gennett
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:29 am
    Designers often feel that they should guide clients towards matching pieces of furniture. One of my passions as a design consultant here at Furnitureland South, is to allow my clients to actually curate their own spaces instead of imposing these outdated design rules on them. I believe that the focus should not be on creating a picture-perfect space but rather creating the individual client’s perfect space. My experiences in home design and set design enable me to envision how a piece of furniture or a room design will fit my clients’ unique needs and lifestyles. We all want our homes to…
  • My Father and His Recliner

    Karen Beveridge
    15 Jun 2014 | 7:39 am
    The one thing that sticks in my mind is the relationship my parents always had. I see many couples come into Furnitureland South and there is an ongoing dispute over whether the husband or boyfriend gets his say to have a recliner in the room we are furnishing. Growing up there was always a recliner in the living room or family room for my father to sit in and watch TV and usually on Friday nights, as a young child, I would sit on his lap while he watched the Friday night fights.   He would have a bowl of some snack, usually peanuts or popcorn that he made the old-fashioned way with oil in…
  • Mid-Century Modern

    Meg McMillan
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    With so many great modern styles represented in our new Modern Gallery, you can’t forget about Mid-Century Modern. Characterized by clean lines, simplicity and an attention to function, Mid-Century Modern furniture continues to be on trend today. One of the greatest things about Mid-Century Modern pieces is that they can blend into a wide variety of spaces. You can pair a piece with a more contemporary setting, with vintage pieces that have been passed down through generations, or mix it into your transitional or eclectic space for an added pop. The exciting array of pieces in the Modern…
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    Stylizimo Blog

  • New office in 1-2-3!

    Nina Holst
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:49 am
    As you might have noticed, there have been quite a few projects at our house this summer and the office is one of the latest. In January I painted my home office in a blue-green color (Lofoten) , but I felt for a more natural look again, so I went back to black, white and grey – now with a light grey wall behind my computer. By painting only one wall in a room, you get a new room in 1-2-3, it is cheap and it only takes a few hours to get it done. And if you get tired of the color, it´s not much hassle to paint over it again either… Image: Nina Holst  
  • Staycation

    Nina Holst
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    Spending time out on our new terrace has been a great “staycation” so far this summer. I love being out here nurturing my plants or just lay on the couch reading good magazines… Life is good! Love all my my white and green plants. They are so soothing.. Images: Nina Holst  
  • White living room

    Nina Holst
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    I´m enjoying our newly painted white living room these days. It feels very summery and I love how the light is here now. Our sofa has also gotten a makeover, by changing the cover from grey to white it feels brand new and it brightens up the room even more. Green plants are a must with all this white I think, and with the new DIY concrete table we get hints of green and grey to soften it all up a bit… Image: Nina Holst  
  • Our relaxing zone

    Nina Holst
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    With the extreme heat that we have here in Norway at the moment it´s nice to have a place in the shadows to cool down. We have chosen to have a white sail above our outdoor sofa so we have a place to relax or work away from the sun. This is definitely my favorite corner at the moment… Images: Nina Holst
  • DIY – “Concrete” table

    Nina Holst
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    I love concrete coffee tables, but they are usually expensive and very heavy, at least if you want a thick one like this. This one on the other hand, is very light and very affordable – a DIY “concrete” table that is done in a few. The thing is that it´s actually not concrete at all, it´s a brown fiberboard-table I found on sale at Ikea, that I painted with chalk paint from Pure & Original so it now looks like concrete. (I used leftovers I had from the bathroom makeover). Afterwords I added a sealer and a coat of lacquer so it´s easy to clean. So what do you think?
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    Interior Design Files

  • Colorful Australian Home by The Fabric Frame
    6 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    The Australian company “The Fabric Frame” offers products as wallpapers, lighting, furniture, bedheads, cushions, blinds that are made in Australia with stunning fabrics from local and international suppliers. “The Fabric Frame” is also a decorating service that works closely with clients in order to create a personalized look on any budget without sacrificing quality and [...]
  • Lovely One Bedroom Apartment in Sweden
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It {alvhemmakleri} [...]
  • Impeccable and Stylish Designer’s Apartment in Madrid
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    This stylish old apartment full of radiant light pouring through the balconies belongs to interior designer Miguel García de Valcárcel. The apartment was abandoned and never touched since it was built in 1930. To preserve the flair of the old building the designer installed the herringbone parquet flooring and classically inspired ceiling moldings to accentuate [...]
  • Stunning Romantic Photo Shoot – Wedding Ideas
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    magically styled by A & B Creative this session was set in Carmel. ethereal photos by Jessica Burke. divine wedding gowns by Sarah Seven breathtaking hair and makeup by Melissa Hoffmann elegant model: Lizzie Gunst Pin It Rebekah of A & B Creative says: “I feel so blessed to live somewhere with such diverse surroundings. [...]
  • New York Townhouse with Rooftop Terrace by Dufner Heighes Inc
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Founded in 1999, Dufner Heighes is interior design and architecture practice based in New York. The spaces that Dufner Heighes creates are highly personal and emphasize natural materials, texture, light, color, proportion and flow. Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It [...]
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • Industrial meets Refined in a Loft in a Former Garage, France

    HD Staff
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    Situated in the industrial portion of Bordeaux, France, a former garage has been turned into a gorgeous modern loft by Italian designer/architect Teresa Sapey. Sapey divided the building into two principal zones, public and private. The public zone, designed for receiving guests and socializing with friends, consists of a kitchen, a wine cellar and a guest bedroom. In oversized handwritten script across the kitchen cabinets, a clever take on René Magritte’s The Treachery of Images.The owner’s private area includes a spacious lounge/recreation room with bookshelves and access to…
  • 20 Sharp, Masculine Kitchens Perfect For Men

    HD Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    While there certainly was a time when the home kitchen was seen as the domain of women, that’s far from the case today. From self-sufficient bachelors to egalitarian couples to wannabe celebrity chefs, more men than ever are cooking for themselves and for their loved ones. Of course, not many of these men want their kitchens covered in pictures of kittens in chef’s hats or even the bright, spastic yellows or quaint ginghams of “country chic” and designers are catching on. The kitchens featured here are sleek, modern, and ready for any style-conscious man to get to…
  • Modern Remodel in Hong Kong With A Ferrari As Focus

    HD Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    When it comes to remodeling a home to meet the needs of a new owner, design teams face quite a challenge. The team at Millimeter Interior Design in Hong Kong rose to the challenge with this split level house, taking the boxy frame and turning the interior into something unique, and uniquely livable. By turning the garage into a centerpiece for the downstairs living area, the design allows car enthusiasts to keep their prized possessions on display while also making the space itself feel bigger and more open. A dining table is actually hidden inside the floor, in a typical East Asian…
  • Luxurious 9 Bedroom Spanish Home With Indoor & Outdoor Pools

    HD Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Designed by ARK Architects, who are local to San Roque, the villa is to be situated at the end of cul-de-sac for ultimate privacy. The indoor amenities are also notable, starting with an indoor Jacuzzi and continuing on to a private movie theatre, game room, and private fitness center. With so many comforts, this palatial estate will certainly give the many nearby luxury hotels a run for their money. A modern living room makes use of clean, modern lines by pulling in low sofas that are as perfect for an intimate conversation as they are for a late afternoon siesta. A formal dining room,…
  • 20 Uniquely Beautiful Coffee Tables

    HD Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    A coffee table can be an effective focal point for any living space. When you are able to choose one that is well crafted, it can even inspire the decor around it to a high level. The tables included in this post are high quality and entirely unique, making them a bold choice for anyone looking for something more than a place to put their coffee. The amazing design here uses wood and class to create a coffee table that mimics real life topography. Another table that takes its inspiration from nature. The way the table is cut, it almost appears as if a puddle of clear blue water is suspended…
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  • Fire Pit Party Tips: S’mores and Sparklers

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Outdoor entertaining may start around dinner, but often finishes after dinner – meaning the perfect opportunity for fire pit fun! A little planning ahead can minimize the messiness and potential dangers. S’Mores Tips When the party is in full swing, it’s much easier to set up a self-serve S’more station. I’ve tried it both ways. Here I just set up the ingredients and let ‘em roll. But I have found it much easier to pre-assemble little S’More kits ahead of time. It’s quick, and you know exactly how much of each ingredient you have. Also helpful if…
  • Room Transitions: 3 Rooms Connected

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    Making Three Rooms Play Nice When we renovated our kitchen (here), I only showed you the kitchen side of the now family/kitchen combo because there wasn’t much to see on the other side until we found figured out the furniture for the family room and sun room. The Tour Well, we finally got around to it, so I’d like to take you on a brief tour of the heart of our home – kitchen, family room and sun room. They’re all connected – which means they have to get along and transition smoothly from room to room.  Before I show you details from each room, let’s take…
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Cheese Sauce: Family Favorite

    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Every now and then you come across a recipe that is both healthy-ish AND a kid favorite. Rather than the traditional macaroni and cheese, I use roasted red peppers to give it more flavor and sneak in more veggies. I also swap out the regular pasta for veggie pasta. While there are more steps than I usually like for a quick meal, I can make this in 20 minutes! Ingredients Box of your favorite pasta 1 cup milk 1 TBS cornstarch 1 cup chicken broth 1 jar pureed roasted red peppers 1 can tomato paste 2 TBS Dijon mustard Pepper to taste 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese…
  • Pink and Yellow Bedroom

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    While my youngest still likes pink, she recently asked me to add some yellow to her room and make it like a fairy garden. If you’ve been following the story of her ever-changing pink room here and here, then another update shouldn’t surprise you. Pink + Yellow = Happy It just took a little shopping to find some playful yellow accents to incorporate into her room.  But this time I made a concerted effort to include more storage solutions. Clutter drives her crazy (hmmm, wonder where she gets that from). Nothing freshens a kids room quicker than a timely rearrangement of furniture,…
  • DIY Pallet Wine Rack

    5 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Who doesn’t love a happy ending to a good pallet story!? Here’s how my husband Leigh turned this old pallet into a rustic pallet wine rack for me. Every year we get pellets delivered for our pellet stove. They arrive on pallets. What we don’t use for projects that my wife dreams up, we use for kindling in our firepit. This years’ project was to make a rustic wine rack. I started by cutting off a section of the pallet just above the second rib. Next I used a nail puller to remove one of the other ribs from the remaining pallet. this I used as a bottom for the rack.
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  • How to Keep your Summer Interiors Bright All Year Around

    Anchal Bhatia
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Keep summer going through your home all year long! As the weather heats up or cools down, many homeowners want to update their homes and keep the sunny disposition of the season in their homes everyday. You can bring the freshness of the season into your home with these few simple decorating ideas. How to Keep your Summer Interiors Bright All Year Around Move seating pieces closer to the windows Image via: Desire to Inspire Bring the outdoors in Summertime is all about enjoying outdoors, so why not bring it indoors. Fill up some vases with your favorite flowers or consider potted indoor…
  • Summer Dessert: Triple-Crust Ripe Peach Cobbler Recipe

    Joy M
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    If you’re entertaining family or friends and want to serve them a delicacy they won’t forget in a while, try this popular summer dessert. It has 3 flaky layers and is perfect for those who want more than two crusts. It is also ideal for those who are trying to sell their homes. Its lovely aroma will have buyers lingering after a showing. This wonderful recipe from Betty Crocker makes for a perfect outcome. Summer Dessert: Triple-Crust Ripe Peach Cobbler Peach cobbler recipe – try a lattice style or cover the entire dish with crust Image via: Southern Living Ingredients 3 packets of…
  • Designer Event to Watch – 2014 Las Vegas Market

    Franchesca Williams
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Over the next few days, we will have the opportunity to experience the World Market Las Vegas Market event, July 27th – July 31st, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas Market is one of the largest exhibitions of design centers available that provides access to lifestyle consumers. As part of the design center, you will also see 1.1 million square feet of new and expanded showrooms, categories and products that range from furniture to home décor and gifts. The Las Vegas market provides a total home experience for designers and the public alike to enjoy and shop.
  • Summer Wedding Favor Ideas for your Guests

    Joy M
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    The long, sunny days of summer are perfect for weddings. Flowers bloom and the sun shines. If you are a summer bride, you may be wondering what to get your guests to reflect the season. Wedding favors come in all styles these days and the huge selection may leave you feeling overwhelmed. If you want to make your wedding guests remember your big day for the right reasons, choose one of these summer wedding favors.  Summer Wedding Favor Ideas for your Guests Summer wedding favor ideas – fans and hats for the hot sun Image Via: Belle Chic Picture Frames and Personal Momentos Picture…
  • Summer Grilling: Asparagus with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette

    Tara Mastroeni
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Big steaks and chicken breasts are usually the stars when it comes to summer grilling, but you’re missing out if you’re not giving your veggies a little char too. This recipe for Asparagus with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette is impossibly easy and packed with flavor. The smoky notes from the asparagus pair perfectly with the tangy and sweet drizzle to create a side dish that’s worthy of rave reviews. Summer Grilling: Asparagus with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette Grilled Asparagus with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette Recipe Image Via: My Recipes   Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Serves: 4…
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  • Get The Look: Elegant and Colorful Manhattan Home

    Jody Cumming
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Featured On: Mix and Chic Designed by Lilly Bunn Craving bold color? We’ve got just the fix! Styled by designer Lilly Bunn, this gorgeous Manhattan home makes neutral pieces pop with decor and accents in eye-catching hues. We love this home’s combination of eclectic prints and unexpected textures, which creates a look that’s fresh and full of personality. Ready to give your home a color boost? We’ve assembled our favorite images below for decorating inspiration! Featured On: Mix and Chic Designed by Lilly Bunn A pop of fresh color can instantly transform the vibe of…
  • Insider Faves: Baby/Kids

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Each month, we choose Insider Faves – our staff’s hand-selected list of items from a particular product category – to share with you! This summer, as we anticipate the arrival of several new babies in the Layla Grayce family, we asked our team to choose their favorite baby & child items. From art to bedding, this collection will be loved by even the tiniest tots! Click here to shop the entire Insider Faves collection.   TweetThe post Insider Faves: Baby/Kids appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
  • Watercolor & Citrus Inspired Summer Entertaining

    Jody Cumming
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Two of my favorite trends in fashion, graphic and interior design right now are watercolor prints and citrus hues. The fluidity of watercolor fabrics give each piece so much movement. The perfectly imperfect brush strokes in watercolor design gives a casual yet stunning feel, which I adore.
  • Featured Brand: Global Views

    Jody Cumming
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    We’re always in awe of the designs from Global Views when we visit their showroom each year. Drawing from modern, traditional and eclectic influences, this gorgeous collection of decor, casegoods, rugs, seating, tables and more turns heads in any room of the home with dazzling materials and finishes. From the stunning Klismos cabinet’s handsome hardwood and brass construction to the Lille sofa’s plush velvet-cotton upholstery, each piece has a fascinating story behind the design and creation. Shop the entire collection and enjoy free shipping on all Global Views orders!
  • Oopsy Daisy Sale + Giveaway

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Sandy D.! Oopsy Daisy Ballerina Ensemble Canvas Wall Art, Oopsy Daisy Chugga Chugga Train Canvas Wall Art Our latest Oopsy Daisy products are here! Expressing fresh, contemporary style with a touch of whimsy, Oopsy Daisy’s canvas wall art, personalized lamps, growth charts, nightlights and more create playful statements in nurseries, bedrooms and playrooms. To show our excitement for this adorable brand, we’re offering 20% off the entire Oopsy Daisy collection through June 29 with the promo code OOPSY. To top it off,…
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    Gates Interior Design

  • How To Honor Your Non-Negotiables

    Amanda Gates
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:23 pm
    In late 2011 I was slammed with an overwhelming amount of change. Although I was ready to be rid of it, change continued to follow me well into 2012. For those of you who have read this blog you are well aware that I had to close my studio, file for divorce, move and sell… Read more The post How To Honor Your Non-Negotiables appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 5 Great Uses For Lemons Around The House

    Amanda Gates
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Lemons are more than a delectable citrus garnish or cooking staple. This little yellow god has hundreds of very practical uses around the house from deodorizing your house to cleaning stainless steel to delectable yummy salads. Not only are they practical but they have no harsh chemicals and will cut back on your overall cleaning… Read more The post 5 Great Uses For Lemons Around The House appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Homemade Salsa

    Amanda Gates
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    When I was growing up my dad used to drink Pace Picante salsa. Ok that may be a slight over statement but I swear my mom could buy that stuff in the gallons and dad would still run out of it. I myself never liked the stuff and deemed all salsa to taste like it,… Read more The post Homemade Salsa appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Fourth of July Sangria

    Amanda Gates
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    This year for the Fourth of July holiday I thought I would share one of my favorite white sangria recipes. In an effort to share with you my beautiful creation I took a photo of my tasty drink while at moms. Clearly the view far trumps my sangria and my drink making skills are at… Read more The post Fourth of July Sangria appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 10 Fast And Fresh Options To Eat Healthy This Holiday

    Amanda Gates
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Is anyone else in disbelief that it’s almost the Fourth of July? Seriously, how is it already July? With the fourth just around the corner we are all gearing up for cookouts, pool parties, and fireworks. I love everything about holidays, especially the food part, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve given in to the… Read more The post 10 Fast And Fresh Options To Eat Healthy This Holiday appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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  • Move Over, Chevron – Cabana Stripes Are Back

    Kristie Barnett
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    via Pinterest No, there’s nothing new about cabana stripes.  They are classic, just like Grace Kelly. via Pinterest There’s something crisp and beachy about cabana stripes.  You can pair nearly any color with white to create a classic pattern that somehow seems new.  If white is not one of the two colors in the stripe, […]
  • When “Updating” Isn’t What Your Kitchen Needs

    Kristie Barnett
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    As much time as I spend helping clients update kitchens, I suppose I’m a bit of a hypocrite. Because there’s nothing “updated” about my own kitchen.  My home was built in 1939, and the kitchen appears to have been updated in the late 1950s or early 1960s. when life gives you lemons . . . […]
  • My Summer Angel’s Wedding Shower

    Kristie Barnett
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Laura has been working for me for several summers - taking care of my kids, running errands, providing staging assistance, and even cooking meals for my family.  We consider her our “Summer Angel.” Well, our Summer Angel is walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams next month, and last weekend I hosted a […]
  • Hanging Out with Nashville’s Lifestyle Influencers

    Kristie Barnett
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Last week I attended an invitation-only event of Nashville Lifestyle Influencers, a group that exchanges and helps promote creative ideas and projects across the world of social media. Hosted by Forest Home Media, we were invited to mix and mingle with other movers and shakers in the Nashville area at the beautiful and creative home of […]
  • Wicker and Rattan are Groovy Again

    Kristie Barnett
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    My sister and I had a pair of twin wicker headboards when we were kids.  I remember going to the mall, peeking into World Bazaar, wishing I could have one of those cool hanging rattan chairs.  But the heavy smell of incense made my eyes burn, so I had to keep on walking – and […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Design Insider: Decorating Above The Sofa With Wall Art

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Designing a room includes many elements, you have the furniture, accessories, and the final touch… wall art! There are many ways that you can go when it comes to wall art... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Summer Salad Recipes

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I always want to eat a bit lighter in the summer and look for new summer salad recipes to keep things interesting. They’re a great excuse to make a meal in bulk and invite... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tuesday’s Trends: Bamboo Revival

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I love design with an Asian influence, and bamboo furnishings keep popping up in my favorite magazines and blogs. This material has been a long-time favorite of mine, but it seemed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Insider: Project Design 2014 Benefit Tonight!

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The day has come for my Project Design 2014 event and I can’t wait for your to join me. RSVP now to help me celebrate and raise money for this wonderful cause. We’ll be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tuesday’s Trends: Chic Floral Chandeliers

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! One of my favorite ways to fill that space right now is with a floral chandelier. The ceiling often gets overlooked and one of these beauties is the perfect seasonal way to bring... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Forget the Keys

    Ann Porter
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Forget fumbling with keys. And, unlike locks with RF chips that make you swipe or tap for entry, this lock from August works with Bluetooth LE to detect your presence. August, the brainchild of Yves Behar, whose work with famed partners Herman-Miller, Soda Stream and Jawbone to name a few; and Jason Johnson, a Silicon Valley technologist and entrepreneur; consists of an attractive smart lock device that installs on the interior side of existing deadbolts paired with a mobile app that allows authorized users to access  the property. If your phone is typically dead at the end of a day,…
  • Barbeque Sculpture

    Ann Porter
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    This BBQ from French Manufacturer Cesarré is so stunning, it will make you pause. It’s such a beautiful sculptural work of art, who wouldn’t want one? Called the Kara, this barbeque is finished in powder-coated steel. The Kara grill is 180 cm or 70.875″ high, 200 cm or 78.75″ wide and 110 cm or 42.25″ deep. The grilling area is 50 cm x 50 cm or just slightly over 2.5 square feet. While this grill is not for the serious barbeque chef who likes to cook in large quantities, it is also very likely to be too nice for the average patio. This grill is a luxury item…
  • Cable Organization Hacks

    Ann Porter
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    If you don’t have one of these charging drawers in our home office or kitchen you probably have to deal with a lot of cables sitting around. The biggest problem with loose cables is that they are tend to move around, get tangled and mixed up at times. If you mix up the charger intended with for your tablet with on meant for a cell phone if will not draw as much amperage and it will take a lot longer to charge. Fortunately, there are some easy fixes for keeping your cables organized and this little DIY project is very affordable since you might have some of these items already on hand.
  • Rustic Plank Inspiration

    Ann Porter
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Using rustic planks can be a great DIY, low-budget way to make a room have more visual appeal. I’ve put together a collection of photos from the web to serve as inspiration. This simple hallway goes from ho-hum to cottage chic with textured  planks on the ceiling. These stairs would look so boring and plain without the plank façade. This modern look is kept from looking sterile by using wooden planks for the fireplace surround. Using coordinating paint is a great way to save on material for this reading nook.   Mixing unexpected materials such as marble with rustic planks makes…
  • The Reveal Collection from Plyboo

    Ann Porter
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    The Reveal Collection from Plyboo, manufactured by Smith and Fong Co., is a series of carved and textured panels constructed of bamboo. When carved, the grain of the inner layers are revealed, creating a play on shapes and grain pattern. Additionally, Plyboo bamboo is 100% FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified, as the material comes from well-managed forests, and the final product is manufactured without the use of formaldehyde, (no VOC’s) making it an eco-friendly choice for the home. This artistic collection is available in 8 different patterns and color options. Sheet sizes…
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  • Rugged Table Lamps for Industrial Design

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
      Industrial style table lamps are perfect for that Brooklyn loft or urban office space you are creating.  Designed to resemble piping with the light literally pouring out of the ends, these table lamps give a grungy feel and provide an ultra-modern appearance. Pastelite Table Lamp Amberine Table Lamp Basanite Table Lamp The pieces are made by Zuo Modern and are composed of sturdy metal and durable glass. Whether the lighting is exposed or shielded behind a translucent glass shade, there will be plenty of light to illuminate your environment.
  • The Silva Giant LED Floor Lamp by Cerno

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The Silva Giant LED Floor Lamp by Cerno will light up any space, especially large spaces that require a lot of illumination. It offers a minimalist and modern design with a rustic touch. It is handmade and constructed from eco-friendly materials. Its white linen shade perfectly accents practically any color scheme. Its body is made entirely from oiled, solid walnut and each piece is unique due to the difference in wood grain. The contemporary tripod base is sturdy and stable. Offering energy efficient LED light, this elegant floor lamp will bring a soft and warm glow to your home or office.
  • Sun Shades for Summer Fun

    2 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
      Tri Corale Sun Shade Single Sun Shade Turn up the retro modern flavor this summer with the Tri Corale Sun Shade or the Single Sun Shade by Modern HQ. This stylish shade will provide ultimate coverage from the penetrating sun rays while sprucing up the design of your exterior living space. It is available in an array of ultra-modern colors like bright blue, bold orange and mustard yellow. This shade will add a pop of color especially to an outdoor setting furnished in a muted color palette. Each sun shade is handmade from a strong canvas with a sturdy metal frame and pole coated with a…
  • Begin with One Color to Create Your Dream Living Room

    27 Jun 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Creating a beautiful and comfortable living room can be as easy as starting out with one color you really enjoy and taking it from there. The living room above has a cozy feeling with a soft orange tone as the primary color. The couch is fully upholstered in this color so your eyes are immediately drawn to it. The color is no longer overpowering when you observe glimpses of it in the lovely patterns that accent the lounge chair and cushioned coffee table. The light blue striped pillows on the left and the lavender accent plant to the right balance the room and give it a delicate appearance.
  • Auskin Plush & Soft Home Accents

    25 Jun 2014 | 11:44 am
    Auskin Tibetan Pillows in Assortment of Colors Auskin Fiber makes beautiful, soft and shaggy beanbag chairs, pillows and rugs for your interior living space. The furnishings are made from high-quality sheep & lambskins from Australia & New Zealand. Auskin Longwool Rug in Vole Color Auskin Large Beanbag (Stuffed) in Steel Color They come in an assortment of colors from traditional brown, white and black to ultra-modern pinks, blues and oranges. They are plush and soft, adding both comfort and exquisite style to your home decor.
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  • How to Choose the Perfect Sink for your Bathroom

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

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

    8 Jan 2014 | 12:43 am
    Wooden furniture is often associated with rustic and English country style interiors. However, this versatile material can be used to balance and decorate even the most modern of living spaces. All it takes is a basic understanding of how to use effectively use wooden furniture, and you can tailor them into your home in an ultra-sleek style. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when introducing wooden furniture into your modern interiors. Match the right wood to your style The first thing to consider is the type and colour of wood you are going to use in your room. Smaller sized spaces will…
  • Handmade Origami Pendant Light by blaanc

    18 Dec 2013 | 1:49 pm
    We always liked origami handmade items for interior design and we never miss the opportunity to show you our discoveries regarding this subject. Talented designers all over the world create amazing objects with intrincate designs using this traditional Japanese art of paper folding called origami, helping in this way homeowners to beautify and personalize their interiors. We recently see Orikomi, a wonderful handmade pendant lamp produced in Portugal and envisioned by a young, international design team called blaanc. It draw attention through its alluring design, elegant and simple in its…
  • Hot Design – Cool Radiators

    18 Dec 2013 | 9:24 am
    I’d like to start this blog with a confession, in order that we can better understand each other and build trust. I’m aware you’re not a priest (and if you are, I won’t consider this admission binding in a religious sense), but here goes: when I first came into the interiors market many moons ago I didn’t really care about it. Yes, I know. Criminal, isn’t it? This story ends well though, as now I find myself the kind of person who is happy to expatiate on why certain toilets are brilliant, or asseverate that thermostatic showers really are the only choice in your bathroom. With…
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  • best stylish basket storage inspiration

    Kelly Anderson
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Don't you just love baskets? I know I do. Natural, wire, vintage, structured, collapsible...I love them all. In my opinion there is no better solution for storage that also looks stylish. Here's proof.viaviaviaviaviaviaviavia
  • DIY comic book coasters

    Kelly Anderson
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This was a fun little project. I wanted to make something for my brother for his birthday, and came up with a way to combine his love for comic books and coffee: coasters covered in vintage comics! This was an extremely easy and cost-effective project using cork coasters (found at Target or IKEA) and Modge Podge. What do you think?
  • succulents: a home's best friend

    Kelly Anderson
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Have you jumped on the succulent train yet? Succulents are suddenly everywhere at home and work, and I get a tiny thrill everytime I see one. They are just so green and lush and cute aren't they?viaThey are so easy to keep, even for black-thumb types, and are a natural and budget way to decorate. Not to mention the clean air benefits they (and any plant) provide to a home. viaviasourceHere's a great chart on the various kinds of succulents. One of my favourite, the air plant - or tillandsia - is acutally not included because it is technically not a succulent. No matter - tillandsia or…
  • trend to stay: white

    Kelly Anderson
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you read my blog you know I love white. I find it very soothing to the eye and the soul. I believe it is timeless and can easily be used as a base for any decorating style. I'd also classify it as sustainable, because it can be washed and painted over, making the material or the walls last longer.viaviaviaviaviaThere are lots of wonderful white goodies for your home on Etsy. I've collected some of the best to show you so head on over. "White House" listDo you love white in your home too? 
  • plan a simple week

    Kelly Anderson
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Welcome to a new week! We are in the depths of mid-summer in the northern hemisphere, and no doubt many of us are vacationing and spending time recharging with family and friends. I know I'm so excited to go back home to the East Coast for vacation time at the end of the week to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.I thought now is therefore the perfect time to intentionally plan out ways to live simply for the week, in an effort not only to make our own lives better, but also to do our part in the whole eco-system of our planet. Living moments, days and weeks with intention can help us stay on…
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Xmas in July, Anyone?

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    We can’t believe we missed the Christmas in July celebrations! We’re a couple of days behind now, but if anyone had any parties to celebrate, let us know what you did and how it went. This small seating nook is perfectly decorated for the occasion, don’t you think? And the best piece in this space has definitely got to be the Saarinen Marble Side Table!
  • Incorporating Vintage into MCM Style

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    What do you do when you have an old piece of furniture that you want to incorporate into your new home? Well, again we need to stress that there are no rules when designing your home. If you have been gifted that sentimental piece that was handed down from your great grandmother, don’t stress over what you’re going to do with it because it will fit in somewhere. I bet this homeowner didn’t think that a very traditional, Victorian bench would fit so well with the mid-century modern Saarinen Round Dining Table & Panton Style S Chairs, but it worked and looks amazing,…
  • Building A Beautiful Space

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    When you can’t make up your mind on which chair, sofa, or pendant light will look perfect in your place, don’t get frazzled; There’s no time for that! Just breathe in… and then out. When it comes to designing a mid-century home, the more pieces you have, the eclectic and stylish your space will look. You’ve decided the Plywood Lounge Chair & Ottoman is a must have in your home, so you can build your space around that classic. Build your home piece by piece and it will blossom into a beautiful space you can’t wait to get home to!
  • Keep it Simple!

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Sometimes choosing a color theme for a space is hard. Many times it can also be over-thought. Just keep it simple!
  • Modern Kitchen + a Touch of Classic Industrial Style

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Fresh, clean and modern with a slight touch of classic industrial style. This space right here just proves that you can mix and match styles no matter what space you’re looking to complete. Crisp white counter tops and cabinets create a sleek dining environment that’s just perfect and makes you want to spend time cooking in. I bet you never thought you’d see a Bastille Counter Stool in a sleek modern kitchen like this, though. Well, think again and don’t forget to think outside the box when designing your spaces. There are no rules… you can be as creative as…
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    Interior Mantra

  • Vastu for Garden and Trees

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Vastu tips for Garden and Trees One should avoid keeping big trees inside the building premises or boundary wall. The reason behind it is that the roots of a big tree can cause damage to the base of compound wall. These roots not only lead to damaging threats but these also soak up the invisible [...]
  • Vastu for Office

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Vastu Tips for Office Rectangular or a square plot is ideal for building an office. The height from all the sides of the building should be same. If you are looking to install water bodies then the best area will be the eastern zone or the northeast zone of the office. But the water tank [...]
  • Vastu for Kids Room

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Vastu Tips for Kids Room West portion of your house is the most appropriate direction for constructing kid’s room. If you want you can also consider the northeast, northwest and southeast directions but refrain from choosing southwest direction. When it comes to place the bed in children room, it is good to choose southwest corner [...]
  • Vastu for Peace and Prosperity

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    What is Vastu Shastra? Vastu is an important concept which is considered by us at the time of constructing their homes and working place. It is, because you could never predict the superlative and holy energies with our stripped vision. However, you could feel the power and the special effects in a number of aspects. [...]
  • Vastu for Health and Wealth

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Vastu Shastra plays a very vital role in our lives and it is important for the people to design as per the guidelines of Vastu experts in order to have the benefit of  happiness and prosperity in their life. Front door is a major part of the home and is the main source for energy [...]
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    Furniture and Design Ideas

  • Style Guide: Cozy Guest Suite

    Cymax Stores
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
      Welcome your guests in grand style! Your overnight guests will feel warmly welcome in a guest room suite with calming wood furniture.     Magnussen River Ridge Wood Island Storage Bed in Natural   Starting with Magnussen’s River Ridge bed, this is a gorgeous rustic feel that can easily be brought into modern times with a few simple accent pieces of furniture. This bed’s horizontal slat headboard has a gentle curve, while the storage drawers create space for extra bedding, pillows, or clothing.     Sauder Shoal Creek Dresser in Soft White Finish…
  • Style Guide: Youth Study Room

    Cymax Stores
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Some homes have a very small den that really isn’t being used to its full potential. Creating a youth study room is a smart way to use the space. We are keeping this youth study room simple and sparsely furnished for good reason: to create good study habits.     Young America myHaven Computer Desk   We started with this Young America myHaven desk. It has a soft traditional design that can be catered to either gender. There is plenty of room for both a laptop and textbooks.     Young America Crosspointe 1 Drawer Nightstand   We decided to add a nice punch of…
  • Style Guide: Blue Girls Bedroom

    Cymax Stores
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Blue is generally put into the category of boys-only. However, there are many young ladies who would love a room filled with something other than pinks and purples. For those girls, we have created a beautiful room with a beautiful blue bed as the focal point.     Young America Isabella Cameo Bed   Young America has designed the lovely Isabella Cameo collection inspired by traditional Victorian-era design. The ornate detailing is reminiscent of a fairytale princess, but being decked out in blue gives this room design a great start for your little tomboy.     Samuel…
  • Style Guide: Contemporary Glass Dining Room

    Cymax Stores
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s easy to see why most dining tables are wood. Wood is inviting, warm and cozy. But sometimes a more modern effect might be what you are after. A glass dining table is the perfect option to give your dining room a more contemporary feel.     Dupen Modern 75″ Dining Table in White   Dupen has designed a seventy-five inch long dining table with Spanish-influence touches in the turned legs. This table is a wonderful blend of casual and formal design. An open-space concept home would show this off quite perfectly.     Dupen Modern Dining Side Chair in White…
  • Style Guide: Luxurious Master Bedroom Suite

    Cymax Stores
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
      The master suite is usually the last room to get redesigned, even though it is supposed to be a personal retreat. This beautiful blend of warm wood, luxurious soft fabrics, and deep rich color creates a relaxing area that is a perfect complement to a busy lifestyle.     Magnussen Broughton Hall Wood Poster Bed in Nutmeg   Magnussen’s Broughton Hall poster bed is a beautifully chiseled work of art. The warm spiced finish has a gray undertone that coordinates with a variety of rich earthy tones. The fabric headboard is quite trendy and adds to the luxury of the…
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • A trip to Guatemala: A country of color and love.

    Florence von Pelet
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    During BlogTour Milan I had the pleasure of getting to know talented interior design partners Kelly Kole and Joann Kandrac of Kandrac and Kole. One evening, over a glass of wine, Kelly briefly mentioned her annual mission trip to Guatemala which caught my attention. Kelly told us about her previous trips and how participating teams build a home for a family in need. She suggested I should join and I agreed almost immediately. With the support of previous BlogTour sponsors DXV, Mr.Steam and BLANCO as well as industry partners MODENUS, Flying Camel, Whitegood and O’Reilly DePalma we were…
  • Streamsong Golf and Spa Resort – The World of Alberto Alfonso

    Veronika Miller
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    We met Alberto Alfonso years ago when we first interviewed him for his design of the Chihuly museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. We’ve been back to the museum several times since, both for the love of Chihuly’s work as for the beautiful framework Alberto had created for it. Having now been able to see a second project we can safely say that Alberto’s work is about creating a stage for the design within or the setting that surrounds it, always with a focus on blending materials, shapes and textures for a well balanced, yet edgy, composition. Image credit Albert Hurley Opened…
  • How to use Modenus Designer and Artisan Portfolios

    Veronika Miller
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Recently, we have proudly relaunched our portfolio section for design pros, artisans and craftsmen. Since every new technology can be a bit confusing, we want to share a how-to with you today to make sure you can make the most of your Modenus portfolio. Have a look: You can see right away that our new portfolios are made to impress our audience. The three main areas are THE HEADER (Banner image, social icons and website link),  THE BIO (left sidebar with profile image, bio and contact information) and THE FIELD (with space for unlimited images). THE HEADER Step 1: Select your banner images.
  • Let your creative juices flow with BlogTourNYC sponsor nousDECOR

    Florence von Pelet
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:50 am
    BlogTour NYC sponsor nousDECOR intrigued bloggers with their hands on moodboard platform allowing you to create or re-create a space with any budget in mind. The idea behind nousDECOR is to be a a source to combine one-of-a-kind pieces that may be unique and rare with affordable or easily attainable pieces from retailers or etailers around the world. The platform is easy to use and we love the idea of being able to add an inspirational to the mix. Creating a moodboard has never been so simple. Here’s how to create your own moodboards: Simply register on the website, click…
  • Wilsonart does design proud – Student Chair Design Competition

    Veronika Miller
    2 Jun 2014 | 11:07 am
    BlogTour sponsor Wilsonart wowed our team with their huge commitment to support up and coming design talent at ICFF. The company devoted two full booth spaces to “Wilsonart Challenges” an initiative, now in its 10th year that, well, challenges design students to combine their creative and technical skills to create chair designs that push design boundaries. The designs were all stunning and we can only imagine the difficulty the judges were faced with as they selected this year’s winner – Jenny Trieu. The proud winner, Jenny Trieu, was there to share her vision and…
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  • An Explanation/Some Exciting News

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    (Dining Room) Hi, there, I feel like this post has been a long time coming. You may have been wondering what the hell is going on around FTRB lately, why I haven’t shown you any of the projects I’ve been working on, if I fell off of the face of the earth, just got flaky or what. And I wouldn’t blame you. Without beating around the bush, here’s the deal. My house is being photographed by a magazine. I am over the moon about it but as I’m sure many of you know, this means not posting photos here (or anywhere) until it is published. I’ve been keeping quiet…
  • Happy Independence Day!

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy 4th of July!!! I hope you have a fun and safe weekend. I’m on my way to California to visit family and friends – so look for lots of palm trees, mouthwatering food and swimming pools in my Instagrams! See you when I get back! (Photo by Virgil Bunao via Domaine) © 2009-2014 FROM THE RIGHT BANK. All rights reserved. Republishing is strictly prohibited.
  • Lately: Waiting on Kitchen Island Lights, Searching for a New Dresser, Filming for HLN, and a Pilgrimage to Fallingwater

    26 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Good morning! Here are a bunch of little things to catch you up on around here. First, it turned out that those Circa lights I wanted for over the kitchen island comes in metal as well as paper so that settled it! I’m so happy with my choice but not so much with the wait time. I ordered them two months ago and it’s going to be another  three weeks. At this point, I’ve waited so long, what’s another three weeks, right? Ugh. Next, I’ve been looking for a new dresser for my dressing room. You may remember I have the good ol’ Malm one in there from Ikea and…
  • Some Changes in the Dining Room

    18 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    It wasn’t planned but the dining room got a little facelift this weekend. Nothing drastic (it all probably looks the same to you) but it’s different enough to appease my design ADD. It all started very innocently with wanting to incorporate one new painting into the dining room art wall. (The table set for a dinner party this weekend.) I had also been wanting to try out the farmhouse table from the kitchen in here and this weekend was finally the time because we were having a dinner party and it’s much longer than the table that was in here. Of course that meant the chairs…
  • Some Recent Acquisitions, Purchases, Gifts and Bartered Items…..

    4 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    I want to thank everyone who came out to support our first ever Designer Stock Exchange this past weekend and also those who helped get the word out about the event. We really appreciate it! A special thanks to my good friend Angela (The Painted House) for lending a hand and especially with hanging all of my art. Tall friends come in so handy! The event was a great success and while it was completely exhausting, we had a great time. It was like a weekend-long party with just an all around fun group of peeps. Aside from all the work, a lot of this sort of thing took place throughout the…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Room of the Month: The Eclectic Children's Room

    Linnore Gonzales
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When you’re having your first child, it’s easy to be swayed by the adorable bedding and décor sets featuring monkeys playing guitars or smiling butterflies. But if you’re not into the matchy-matchy look, and you’re really hoping for something more original for your child, whether you have babies, little kids, or tweens, here’s a round-up of eclectic ideas to keep your kid’s room cool and unique. Dream a Little Dream Kids look up, babies especially. They lie in bed thinking about the day they had or what they have to look forward to the following day. Feed their imagination while…
  • 7 Ways to Fill Up Your Walls

    Linnore Gonzales
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Figuring out how to make the most of your home’s bare walls can be a tricky task. You have to provide visual interest and create balance while incorporating the perfect colors and themes. To get started, try one of these 7 creative ways to fill up your walls with unique pieces of art, DIY projects and good old fashioned inspiration. 1. Silhouettes for Everyone! Perhaps one of the most classic yet versatile forms of wall art are silhouettes. They have the power to create casual environments or sophisticated looks with little effort. Anyone can artfully master their use for intriguing, fun…
  • Welcome Summer with 5 Colorful Decor Trends

    Linnore Gonzales
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    The summer season is filled with cheerful smiles and warm pleasant outings. This happy time of year should be reflected in your home’s decor. Let’s welcome summer with 5 colorful trends that will bring a smile to your face. 1. Sunny Days, Sunny Décor Yellows and oranges brighten any room in an instant just like the rays of the sun. Utilize them together… Photo: Houzz Photo: Houzz ...or separately. Photo: Houzz Eclectic Kitchen by Janesville Photographers Kaia Calhoun Photo: Houzz Photo: Houzz No need to douse your room in paint if it is not your style. Instead, try accessories to put…
  • How to Be the Hostess with the Mostess: 10 Tips for the Perfect Party Setting

    Linnore Gonzales
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A good mix of outgoing, interesting party guests is the first way to ensure that you have a successful party, whether it’s a sit-down dinner, casual buffet, kids birthday, or proper dress-up gathering with cocktails. While peoples’ moods and behavior are pretty much out of your hands, you can control the environment or, at the very least, you can secure the help of an interior designer to create the kind of party look you envision in your head (or on your Pinterest boards). 1. Rearrange the furniture. Rearranging furniture is a great way to open up your home and create a welcoming…
  • Everything You Need for a Perfect Kitchen

    Linnore Gonzales
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The kitchen is a busy place. It’s a room for cooking, eating, socializing, crafting, working, or just relaxing with a cup of tea. However your kitchen is used in your home, there are some across-the-board duties that every kitchen needs to fulfill: storage, space, function, and comfort. With some thoughtful decorating and an intimate knowledge of how you use the space, your kitchen can be both a showpiece and a utilitarian room in your home. Kitchen Storage Cupboards get the bulk of the storage job done in the kitchen. And it’s always important to look up – is there space above your…
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    Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal

  • The Sublime Beauty of Mughal Carpets

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

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

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

    J. Nazmiyal
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Quilts – A Traditional American Art Art and Americana come together perfectly in quilts. If we forget about football and baseball, quilting could be America’s past-time. Not too long ago, quilting rose to fame once again thanks to a landmark 1971 exhibit held at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Over 40 years later, “Abstract Design Read More... The post Celebrate the Art of Quilts appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Mid Century Rugs And The Interior Designers Who Love Them

    J. Nazmiyal
    17 Jun 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Five Modern Designers Who Love Mid Century Rugs The mid-century revival is in full swing, with mid century rugs and mod trappings are popping up in chic interiors everywhere. Going all-in is one approach to the trend, but others have different approaches, like incorporating a tasteful, representative piece from the past in an interior that’s all Read More... The post Mid Century Rugs And The Interior Designers Who Love Them appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Why Invest in Building a Modern House in Salem?

    Architects Bangalore
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    Salem is the fifth largest city in Tamil Nadu, India. ­And hunting for good investment returns can be quite effortless in Salem due to its future growth prospects in the Real Estate market. Discuss your Architecture & Design requirements with Ashwin Architects in Salem With demand already growing; due to a well developing infrastructure, good transport services and availability of vital amenities like electricity, water supply, Continue Reading The post Why Invest in Building a Modern House in Salem? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Green Bungalow Designs, Natural Extensions For Better Future

    Architects Bangalore
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Heating, cooling, lighting, plumbing, painting and ventilation are the dilemma of non-green complexes and residencies. The high levels of energy consumption, high maintenance costs just add to the terrifying dilemma of monthly expenses. This not only troubles the inhabitants of the house, it even damages the environment. Read more about modern residential house designs or contact +91 9845 605 777 to Continue Reading The post Green Bungalow Designs, Natural Extensions For Better Future appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • 3 Green Building Materials You Can Start USING Heretofore

    Architects Bangalore
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:01 am
    Until the advent of the modern civilization in the industrial era, residential buildings were designed with Eco-friendly materials like mud, straw, stone, wood and other locally available materials. By default, these homes were all weather friendly and met the basic requirements of its inhabitants. What made them more inspiring, according to our generation, would be their no-risk features for future Continue Reading The post 3 Green Building Materials You Can Start USING Heretofore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Commercial Building Safety | For New Plans To Explore

    Architects Bangalore
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:43 am
    Commercial Architecture promotes efficient utilization of location, real estate space and client need by blending contemporary building designs with sustainable value. Commercial building design activities cover multi-storey structures, both residential and commercial; industrial building design and residential designs. All through the process, building safety in the short term and the long term plays an important part of the design process. Like Continue Reading The post Commercial Building Safety | For New Plans To Explore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers…
  • 12 Elevation Design Trends For Your Next Project

    Architects Bangalore
    29 May 2014 | 7:30 pm
    A growing number of residential complexes are being built with multiple utility objectives. One can notice real estate developers today, trying to maximize the revenue potential per square footage. While this objective needn’t be compromised, it’s time to be innovative in architectural designs and incorporate trendy aesthetics. For even real estate buyers are increasingly growing averse to cookie cutter elevations Continue Reading The post 12 Elevation Design Trends For Your Next Project appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
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    Interior Design And Happy Home Living

  • Decorating small rooms

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

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

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

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

    13 Jun 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Formerly the bathroom was put aside, and many do not like to be decorated. But today, the bathroom is the most important space of the home, which is why the decoration must be appropriate and correct. The bathroom decor should convey your personality, and always has to be chosen according to the dimensions of space. Never have a bad home decorated and cluttered bathroom. So, when decorating your bathroom, put your best effort and imagination, he achieved thus create a super relaxing bath. Currently there are many ideas for decorating your bathroom quickly and easily. To find out the best…
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • DIY Network's Florida Blog Cabin 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Even though DIY Network's Florida Blog Cabin is located by a lake, I wanted to feature it. After all it has some nautical details, a one of a kind boat house, and pink flamingos in the yard. Take a look! In case you are not familiar with the DIY Network Blog Cabin series, it's based on the idea: You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It! The series asks people (Internet users) to vote on the
  • Old Beach House Ambiance in a Modern Summer Getaway on Sullivan Island

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Slip away to where the day's schedule is ruled by the tides! So it is for a New York City couple who has created a modern but old beach house feeling summer getaway on Sullivan Island, SC. It's the white painted shiplap walls (long horizontal panels) that give this home an old beach house ambiance. I love the paneled look, it has such a beachy nautical vibe. Remember these awesome Wood Paneling
  • Handmade Coastal Pillow Covers and Custom Pillows by California Livin Home

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Pillows are one of the quickest and easiest ways to bring the coastal theme to a room, and California Livin Home might just have the perfect coastal pillow cover for you! Sharon operates a professional custom sewing shop and sells her gorgeous handmade pillow covers in her Etsy Store California Livin Home. These beautiful coastal pillow covers are high quality and constructed to last! Sharon
  • Coastal Napkin Decoupage Projects

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    You can beautify pretty much anything with napkin decoupage. Bottles, pots, vases, boxes, canvases even rocks, just to name a few. And it's easy! So check out these inspiring coastal napkin decoupage projects from Craftideas.Info! Achieve a painterly look without a brush! Peel off the top layer of the napkin (that has the decorative image printed on it) and adhere it to an object of choice,
  • The most Extreme Seashell House

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    And just when I thought I've seen them all (here and here), another extreme seashell house comes to my attention. The house includes a seashell covered carport and car! It's the most extreme seashell house I have seen so far. Located in Puerto Rico along the southern edge, the house is covered with one man's life long beach finds from top to bottom, photographed by a user on Reddit who wrote: "
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    BLOG - DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

  • LIVE Las Vegas Market Coverage w/ Carla Aston

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The summer edition of Las Vegas Market 2014 is happening NOW! So click through and come along with me as I peruse the latest trends in home furniture and decor and share all my discoveries with you throughout the entire week in real-time! Enjoy! ;-) Come along! ;-) Permalink
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    DESIGN REFRESH THE NEWSLETTER | Subscribe to receive 10 on-trend interior design links you're guaranteed to love! Thank you! I’ve got some great shares for you this week! Each of them reminded me of readers, my fellow design junkies, Pinterest addicts, interior design connoisseurs. ;-)Here's a rundown of what's to come in this week's issue of DESIGN REFRESH!A drab interior is made bright and beautiful; the most spectacular beach house in Ventura; Diane Keaton's masterpiece home rental; 25 rooms transformed beyond belief; and 6 more interior design links I know you'll ♥!
  • House Tour: The Most Spectacular Beach House in Ventura

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    We just got back from California where we visited some family and friends out there, and I’m so excited to share with you the house we stayed in.The house was in Ventura, California and it was absolutely beautiful. The balcony, the view, the everything! It was truly breathtaking.Built only a few years ago, everything still felt all fresh and like new. From top to bottom, it was immaculate, making us feel like we had just walked into a brand new home with all the most-wanted amenities right there waiting for us to enjoy. It just had that perfect California feeling: spacious, open, coastal…
  • 7 DIY Cures For The Claustrophobia Caused By Long, Narrow Hallways

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A reader recently asked me what she could do her long, narrow hallway.That quickly brought back memories of the home we owned when my babies were little. It was a ranch style home built in the late ‘50s — you know, the style where the living spaces were at one end of the house and the bedrooms and baths were located on the other end of a long hallway taking you you to the other side of the house. As someone who’s obsessive over design, I vividly remember that hallway driving me nuts because it was so claustrophobic. As a mother, I couldn’t stand how my elbows would brush up…
  • Before & After: A Dull, Drab Interior Is Made Bright & Beautiful By Carla Aston

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    I have a new project reveal to share today.It’s a beautiful dining room I created for a super nice client of mine. She was so very sweet and easy to work with. before images We worked on this home in two phases. The first one was right before this young family moved in last year. Here's what we did then:We re-did floorsPainted everythingTook down those dated wallpaper bordersGot rid of all the toasted tan colorRemodeled the fireplacePaneled the front of the barAdded a new backsplashAnd, of course, put in some beautiful lighting....You know, just a few things. The envelope. :-)I’m ever so…
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  • Flowers Blooming All Around

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

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

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

    26 Feb 2014 | 5:16 am
    Decorative & Glorious Suzanis for YouYou must have got the idea from the title about what are we going to discuss in this post. Yes, it’s full of the lovely decorative and very famous statement piece  “suzani”. Yes, suzani is a form of tribal embroidered (needle work) textile which enriches the look of cotton, silk or any other fabric worked on in today’s era.Some of the common stitches which are used in souzani includes chain stick, back-stitch, running , satin…etc. etc. with cotton & silk thread.You can read more about different types of stitches in…
  • Why Didn’t I Think of These

    21 Feb 2014 | 5:36 am
    Using the Space DownwardYou must check: # 50 Staircase Design – Going TrendyHave you ever thought of using the space right below the staircase? Why not? Well, there are so many ways you can make use of “that” ignored space and today am going to share your some of those brilliant ways to do so.In fact, I too have used the area below my staircase to make an emergency toilet. Emergency!!! You know what I mean… and actually it’s so useful not only in the case of sudden nature’s call when the other toilet is engaged but also a smart way to make proper utilization…
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  • VIDEO: Mid-Century & Traditional: Antiques That Live Together #hpmkt

    The Home
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Home Fashion Report’s Ellen Gefen joined Randall Tysinger in his antiques showroom in High Point at the fall 2013 High Point Furniture Market. Check out some of the vintage pieces in the showroom, which have been collected from all over the world, and represent multiple generations! As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. #hpmkt - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • VIDEO: Work From Home? Work Well with Hooker Furniture! #hpmkt

    The Home
    18 Dec 2013 | 10:34 am
    In today’s society, more and more professional industries support employees that work from home. Working at home can present challenges, such as integrating a work space into a small room or area. Hooker Furniture is right on point with their Work Well collection, featuring pieces that are functional, beautiful, and technologically advanced! Watch this video and hear Hooker’s Marketing Director, Kim Shaver, delve into the details of the collection. As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • VIDEO: Dune & Duchess – Color Pops on Traditional Furniture Pieces #hpmkt

    The Home
    18 Dec 2013 | 10:15 am
    Showing for the first time at the Fall 2013 High Point Market, Dunes & Duchess debuted colorful candle holders and sconces. Stacy Kunstel, the co-founder of the company, gives the background of the company, as well as how the pieces are made. Bright colors on traditional furniture and lighting shapes made this booth a popular stop for designers looking for custom pieces. As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. #hpmkt - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • VIDEO: Forecasting Spring 2014 Fashion in Furniture Trends #hpmkt

    The Home
    10 Dec 2013 | 8:26 am
    Gretchen Aubuchon is the founder of Fashion + Decor, a popular blog that blends fashion and furniture together. In this video, she discusses a few of the up-and-coming trends in the fashion world that will be translating to furniture design and manufacturing in 2014. Rounding out her top five trends are “lilac”, “marble and liquid”, “fringe”, “retro prep”, and “craft bin explosion.” Spring 2014 fashion will show up in furniture in fabulous new ways! As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. #hpmkt - Home Fashion Trends -…
  • Laura Ashley Designer: Tips to A Very Merry Mantle

    The Home
    6 Dec 2013 | 8:15 am
    When making things merry around the home, the mantle is a great place to start—a small space with a big impact.  With just a few simple design principles you can update your mantle from every day to holiday! First choose decorative pieces that vary in height. Tall candles mixed with smaller ones, frames of all sizes, small ornaments or keepsakes, and greenery. Since most mantles look best with a “hero,” your next step will be to look for something larger than the other objects you’ve selected. It can be one large item—a large wreath, mirror or piece of art— or one large…
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • Green with Envy – Avocado tips and tricks

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
      Wooohoooo !! Hello summer and hello July !! It’s a time for holidays and drinking liquid fermented grapes. Don’t forget to be awesome. Don’t sip too much out-ta the crazy straw tonight.  You’ll be moving slower than jello tomorrow … Read More!
  • DIY tiny cabin. LESS is the new MORE.

    Lynne Knowlton
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:53 am
      Didja hear the news?    We built a teeny tiny cabin!  It’s so dang sexy!!  I’m going to show you how to do it too.  Why??  Because you deserve a sexy DIY cabin how-to.  Holy batman.  It’s juicy.  It’s awesome … Read More!
  • Shut the front door !! It’s a GIVEAWAY. Squeal !!

    Lynne Knowlton
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    Go ahead.  Shut the front door.  Now run for it.  Sprint your buttocks straight to the sofa. JUMP! Whoomphfff. Have you landed your butt down on the fluffy sofa?  Ahhh, good. Grab a fantabulous book and chillax.  That’s what finding the sweet … Read More!
  • Be weird. Normal is the new boring.

    Lynne Knowlton
    6 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    Helllooooo Pumpkin !  Have I told you lately ?  Have I really told you?  Man, I lurve ya and I’ve missed ya.   Get ready.   This month is going to be a hot one on the blog.  I have … Read More!
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    the modern sybarite

  • cool pulls and artsy knobs

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Using a set of cool pulls and knobs to spruce up a piece of furniture – be it a kitchen cabinet, bathroom vanity or chest-of-drawers – is a well-documented decorator tip.  But finding extra special pieces, now that can be … Continue reading →This post cool pulls and artsy knobs first appeared on
  • modern wood wall coverings that rock

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Modern wood wall coverings are not for everybody.  And although you may think they don’t have room in a contemporary interior, I beg to differ: Imagine a Richard Meier white box residence with the living room highlighted by the simple … Continue reading →This post modern wood wall coverings that rock first appeared on
  • portuguese royal palaces – the ajuda, lisbon

    9 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Portuguese royal palaces come in all shapes and sizes and are striking reminders of the country’s past.  There are palaces set in the city of Lisbon itself and then others scattered throughout the city’s suburbs and into the countryside and … Continue reading →This post portuguese royal palaces – the ajuda, lisbon first appeared on
  • spilling beans: decorating design secrets for the kitchen and bathroom

    2 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Decorating design secrets is a series of tips I’ve collected over the years including some from House Beautiful and Traditional Home. The first feature was on living room design rules-of-thumb.  The second was about dining room design tips and today … Continue reading →This post spilling beans: decorating design secrets for the kitchen and bathroom first appeared on
  • candle wall sconces for the stylish home

    18 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever considered candle wall sconces for your interiors?  While I’m not suggesting living our everyday existence in a pre-Edison era, I am suggesting living more moments under the spell of candlelight.  Unpractical?  Well, perhaps.  But then so is … Continue reading →This post candle wall sconces for the stylish home first appeared on
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    Apartment Geeks

  • 9 Ways To Stay Organized In Small Apartment

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    When you live in a small apartment, the most important thing is to stay organized. Otherwise, your place will look like a junkyard. You don’t want that, right? We have some great ideas for you that will help you stay organized in small apartment. 1. Wall Shelf Units If you don’t have much space to organize all your things, why not go with wall shelf units? They look great and you can use them to store all those belongings you don’t know where else to put. It will look awesome if you put them around the door. Color combination is just brilliant! Source 2. A Charging Station…
  • 10 Technology Products Most Homes Can’t Function Without

    27 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Photo credit: – Shannon There’s no denying it, as a society we have become reliant on technology. Gone are the days of manually doing chores, if there’s a device or a machine that will do it for us, then we’d rather employ that for the job rather than do it ourselves. Technology products are no longer in the realm of the wealthy, they are now more affordable which gives everyone the opportunity to take advantage of all the wonderful things that these products can do for us. Who doesn’t want to make their life a little easier? We may not quite have space-age homes just…
  • How is technology driving forward interior design?

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Interior designers have a difficult task. Not only do they have to create beautiful spaces that look fantastic, but they also have to match their ideas with your vision as people have very different tastes. In the modern day, interior designers are being given a helping hand by technology. While the ability to design a room that the client wants is just as hard, the tools available allow designers to create multiple designs at the click of a button. As an example, technology such as this is used to create retirement living solutions at McCarthy and Stone that are perfectly suited to…
  • 7 Tips to Build the Perfect Study Spot

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    Image via Flickr by Jeremy Levine When you’d rather stay in the comfort of your own apartment to study for school, you can enhance your effectiveness by creating an area dedicated to studying your course material. Start with these quick tips to help you build the perfect study spot. 1. Seclude Yourself Since more people are taking classes online, the demand for a home office is more important than ever. When taking online classes for nursing or other majors, it’s important to eliminate distractions so that you can focus on your schoolwork the same way you would in a regular…
  • 5 Ways to Remove Clutter from Your Apartment

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Today’s modern apartments beg for the sleek minimalist look of uncluttered counters and surfaces. Unfortunately, busy lifestyles make it all too easy to fall into a clutter trap where papers pile up and little-used items struggle to find a permanent storage home. Tackling clutter isn’t a one-time chore; it’s more of a lifestyle change, like exercising regularly. And just as with starting an exercise routine, getting clutter-free starts small and builds on little successes. So how do you get to a clutter-less lifestyle? These five tips will help get you there. Establish…
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  • three piece wine chiller

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Here is a domed wine chiller ice bucket that easily fits a bottle of wine.  It comes in three pieces.  The domed lid is transparent and has a square handle.  The outer body is smoke colored and the insert is in orange.  The ice bucket measures 10” across by 14” height. eBay item 291027056549 sold July 12, 2014 at 13:47:42 PDT, Buy it Now (United States).  The ice bucket sold for $33.00 with free shipping.
  • yellow wall organizer

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    This wall organizer has similarities to the UTEN.SILO I, UTEN.SILO II, and Wall-All III organizers by Dorothee Maurer-Becker.  This particular organizer looks like a hybrid between the II and the III.  It has single-ply construction and the backs of the pockets have been reinforced with glue.  There is no indication as to any markings. eBay item 131212787911 ended June 17, 2014 10:44:44 PDT (United States).  Four bidders placed 4 bids and the wall organizer sold for $33.00 plus shipping.
  • Plastics as an Art Form | Thelma Newman | Chilton Book Company, publisher | 1964, 1969

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Plastics as an Art Form was first published in 1964 and published in a revised edition in 1969.  It is part of a series of books authored by Thelma R. Newman that discuss a variety of material topics.  I previously recommended Plastics as Design Form. Dr. Newman explains in the preface that Plastics as an Art Form is “essentially a source book for artists, craftsmen, and art educators who desire a foundation in plastics as an art form.”  The purpose of the book is to introduce the reader to how plastics are being used in the arts.  Previous work in this area has been…
  • Plastics as Design Form | Thelma Newman | Chilton Book Company, publisher | 1972

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Plastics as Design Form is part of a series of books authored by Thelma R. Newman that discuss a variety of material topics.  This book was written to complement and not to repeat content of the earlier published Plastics as an Art Form.  In the preface, Dr. Newman explains that Plastics as Design Form “was designed to speak to a broad sector of interest – to the designer, architect, manufacturer, artist, educator, and craftsman, in fact, to all those people who have something to do with designing and making useful forms.” Plastics as Design Form is an excellent technical…
  • white table or wall lamp

    2 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    The red lamp from the other day piqued my interest so I set out to find out some more information about it.  Here is another example of the lamp in white.  The listing indicates the lamp is marked “Made in Italy – Art. 126”. The bottom of the lamp shows the holes that are used for wall mounting. eBay item 351095409519 sold June 22, 2014 at 05:48:16 PDT (Italy).  Two bidders placed 4 bids and the lamp sold for €12.49 ($17.09) plus shipping.
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • Archilume

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Archilume is one of the newer lighting manufacturers that we met this year at ICFF (the International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in NYC this past May.  Both Charity and I were taken with the fabulous architecture of their fixtures.  The clean lines, simplistic unadorned luminaries (fixtures) really struck a chord.  The P8 Chandelier featured below possesses an elegant yet modern vibe.  I would love to see this brushed brass and glass beauty over a live edge dining table in a loft with high ceilings! The P8 Chandelier By Archilume Sometimes less is more.  This trio of pendants would…
  • Lacava Continues to Innovate in the Bath

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Lacava has always been an innovator and we have had the luxury of using their products in many of the interiors we design for our clients.  This year at ICFF, they unveiled a new lacquer line featuring some very bold color options.  While a violet bath is not for everyone, this ensemble struck a cord  - Lacava is getting bold and looking to reach a new audience with more courage and a flair for color. Suzanne Collection By Lacava I love the lines on the black lacquer vanity below.  Paired with a vessel sink which possesses a mirrored finish on the exterior of the bowl, the sparkle…
  • A Collected Look

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Dering Hall has created a “Cohesive Mix of International Furnishings Inspired by Styles Around the World”. The photo below is a great example of how you can blend pieces from all over the world to create a collected look in your home! A Blend of All Cultures I love the more modern wing back chairs by the fireplace which reference times gone by with a fresh approach.  The small ottomans have a steel base but the style is more traditional.  I love the painted round table between the lounge and the wing chair.  The white paint freshens the look! For me the best piece is the…
  • The End!

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Some say the ending is the best part of a story.  In the world of design, end tables, such as the ones featured below from Dering Hall  will seal the deal and create a wonderful conversation piece in your living space. I love the distressed wood top and metal base on the table below.  It is industrial and has a craftsman air all at once. The Tab Table Retro anyone???  This table is sure to fire the imagination for those seeking a mod look. The Lilian Table I love the deco feeling and elegance of this table.  The polished lacquer wood top and sphere in the center of the stem base are…
  • Vondom Comes to the D&D Building

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    We are sharing with you some images of the new Vondom Showroom, located on the 15th floor of the Design & Decorator’s (D&D) Building in NYC. Reaching out to our more contemporary followers, this showroom has all there is to offer for your sense of style. Vondom Showroom The palette is all neutral so you can appreciate the architecture and lines of the pieces on display without getting distracted by color.  Natural light floods the showroom, entering through the large windows of the space. Vondom Showroom This Parsons table could be great in an apartment or a modern home.  …
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    Courtney Price Design

  • Hampton Designer Showhouse

    Courtney Price
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Today we travel to Southampton… for a visual stroll through the Hampton Designer Showhouse. Sweet! Related posts: Alex Hitz- chef, designer, entertainer Tables With A Twist Kips Bay Show House
  • Apps that Lend A Helping Hand

    Courtney Price
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today girlTech delivers three new or soon to be released helpful apps today to: remove language barriers, offer protection for ourselves or loved ones, and enable us to assist others in need…. No more language barrier~  Real-time Skype language translation Hallelujah, I have never been strong on learning languages.  This online service automatically translates speech […] Related posts: Apps that Take Instagram to the Next Level NOMAD- Convenient Charging on the Go Customer Service
  • A Word on Portrait Photography

    Courtney Price
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Portrait photography- more than just point and shoot... Related posts: A Word on Photography Fashion Show Photography- Serious vs Seriously? Queen Victoria and Photography
  • The Architect’s Home

    Courtney Price
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    “There  are not many architecture books that appeal equally to both experts and laymen, but if any book is likely to bridge this gap, it is this one.” -Urbane Magazine, Bejing What if the person living in a house is actually the architect who designed it? Obviously, and interestingly, architects’ houses are an intriguing reflection […] Related posts: Traditional Home Lee Ledbetter- Updating New Orleans Style Dering Hall
  • Birthplace of Silicon Valley

    Courtney Price
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Birthplace of Silicon Valley - a historic landmark- come take a look... Related posts: NOMAD- Convenient Charging on the Go Bose TV is a Game-Changer Olympians of the Tech World
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    Inhabit Blog

  • Some Important Bathroom Accessories

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    Bathroom accessories help in keeping your bathroom more functional,visually appealing and clean. Bathrooms are just not complete without the correct accessories that help in making the bathroom space... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • All about Bathroom Sink Faucets

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Bathroom sink faucets play a very important role in the décor of the bathroom and are also one of the most used in any bathroom. There are many interior designers who do not pay much importance to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bathroom Decorating Ideas on a Budget

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    There are many bathroom decorating ideas on a budgetthat areinexpensive and of good help in making simple and small changes in the décor and look of your bathroom. These include countertops and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What to Look for in Perfect Home Computer Furniture

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    Home computer furniture is all about style and comfort. Working at home can be quite boring and uncomfortable without the choice of right furniture. Lot of people working at home choose to build a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best Wall Coverings Ideas

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    The 10 best wall covering ideas are the ones that can easily work as a quick method of revitalizing a single room or the entire home. There are many wall covering ideas but people do not think... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • An Eclectic Scandinavian Home With Character

    Melina Divani
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:08 am
    Combining casual chic décor with wild animals may seem like a strange combination to many; however, this home spotted on LokalBolig, manages to pull it off with aplomb. Animal prints, faux fur, and even the work of a taxidermist, merges a casual setting with nature in a unique way. Its easy living straddled together in a space that is meticulously arranged. For example, every corner is adorned with some type of knickknack, photo, book, mirror, or some special piece without causing the space to appear overbearing. It’s finesse at its best. Of course, white walls and ceilings are the best…
  • An Elegant 18th Century Residence Nestled Amongst The Provencal Vines

    Melina Divani
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    France is the most visited country in the world with more than 83 million foreign tourists visiting it annually. The most popular destination for local and foreign visitors is the French Alps where the air is cool, crisp and clear. Ménerbes, France is a small walled village that is located on top of a hill on the Luberon Mountains. These mountains lie at the foothills of the French Alps, which is why it is so popular. Here in Ménerbes, France lies the legendary La Bastide de Marie. La Bastide de Marie is a remarkable residence that gives you an opportunity to savor the pristine beauty and…
  • Modern Renovated Farmhouse

    Melina Divani
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Hans Lensvelt’s home is an amazing renovated farmhouse with the help of the architect Eline Strijkers.  Bright red armchairs “Boutique Diary” by Marcel Wanders (Moooi) illuminate the range of brown tones of the show. A space with strength design and a hint of humor. Spider, suspension “Dear Ingo” Ron Gilad (Moooi) unfolds over the table and chairs “AVL Shaker” Van Lieshout Joep (Lensvelt) and armchairs “Smoke Chair” by Maarten Baas (Moooi). Two works by the artist Piet Paris with his corrosive humor and his sense of fun. You love it or…
  • An Exquisite French-Inspired Home

    Melina Divani
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:47 pm
    An exquisite french-inspired home nestled in the mountains of the tiny principality of Liechtenstein. A grand 4-metre tall front door greets visitors, mirroring an impressive outdoor fireplace of equal proportion set into the garden walls. Internally, a further double fireplace acts as the focus of the house. This Alpine jewel, part of Anouska Hempel’s Private Homes Collection, is a return to the classical orientation. Meticulously designed and curated down to the finest detail, the home is furnished with bespoke pieces throughout. The post An Exquisite French-Inspired Home appeared first…
  • Awesome Hill Country Retreat

    Melina Divani
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Wood brings out a certain naturalness, a cozy feeling, a warmth that other materials can never match. The décor of this home by Blair Burton Interiors,  is filled with various hues of wood both painted and natural. Shabby Chic furnishings also add to the unique layout that flows from room to room. It resonates an “elegant country” style that is designed for easy living. Winged back chairs and long sofas in the living room are covered with soft fabrics and plush cushions. This adds to the charming ambiance of the room and makes it inviting and matter-of-fact. Colors throughout the home…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • The ultimate Modern Retreat for Meditation: Forest Pond House

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    TDO Architecture have designed an unusual meditation dwelling located in rural Hampshire, UK. Forest Pond House makes the most of a its perfect natural site. Its architecture reflects the minimalism that should commonly define a place of meditation: Cantilevering over the bank of a pond at the foot of a family garden, the timber frame structure is finished in plywood, glass and copper. It nestles between the dark drama of the forest and the bright calm of the water. Black, angular sides address the forest; light, curved surfaces and sheet glass address the pond. As well as mirroring the…
  • Dream travel destination: Belize

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    Why Belize is the Hottest New Caribbean Destination? Belize is everywhere you look these days,why? Because is tropical and lush, distinctive yet wild, and not to be missed. Whether you consider it part of Central America due to its location or a Caribbean paradise thanks to the warm Caribbean Sea, Belize will not disappoint in the variety and uniqueness of offerings. If you are worried that Belize will become another overcrowded tourist destination, don`t worry. Theres is a lot of private tours, private suites and even whole private islands to discover what makes Belize the hottest new…
  • A walking tour of world’s best street art

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Now the Summer is coming, (yes, ’cause it seems that the REAL Summer is hiding somewhere…) and the cities are ready to give to its citizens plenty of amazing art’s shows, some of them with ephemeral architecture view. Thinking in that, BRABBU took a google travel and we discover some of the most amazing architectural street art around the world. FLOCKR PAVILION This amazing pavilion reflects a purple colour, thanks to the cover material. This pavilion has been installed on Beijing and was made by the New York Architecture Studio So-IL (Solid Objetives-Idenburg Liu).Get in…
  • How to create strong interiors with wall covering Summer trends

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Isn’t the most frequent question in interiors decoration, but for those who aren’t aware of the visionnaire behind wallpaper. Being more often its use, BRABBU will show you which material that can be your Summer wall covering trends that you can apply in your own interior decoration. All began with the creator of wallpaper, William Morris, who in the 19th Century founded Morrison’s Company, an Arts and Crafts company focus on the recognition of the art and craft’s jobs, against the new industrial production’s products. One of his main goals was the creation of wallpaper…
  • Which are the most awaited 2014 Architecture Awards?

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    The most important architectural prices of this year were given, so now is time to sum up all the architectural work in 2014, and discover the new genies of the architecture. Here we have some of the most relevant prizes in this area. PRITZKER PRIZE: The most important and prestigious architecture prize in the world.  It is given by the Hyatt Foundation, and it was created in 1979 by a family of Chicago owner of the Hotel Chain Hyatt. The price is $100.000, a certificate and since 1987 a bronze medal. This year 2014, Shigeru Ban, a Japanese architect, was the winner of this prize regarding…
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • Clever & Creative: 8 Happy Spaces

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    One of the things that can bring a lot of joy into our everyday lives is a happy place to live. What does a happy living environment mean to you? Is it color? Or perhaps lighting? Maybe it’s simply the pulling together of all sorts of elements that have special meaning. We think the hallmark of a “happy” space is it that it makes us smile. Today, we would like to share eight rooms that will surely bring a smile to your face. What do you think? Ethereal with a pink glow, what could be happier than a living room decorated for a celebration? Or shaggy pink flamingos. Time to…
  • Start the Day in Style: Beautiful Spots for Breakfast

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Morning and a cheerful space to enjoy breakfast seem to go together like bacon and eggs or cereal and fruit. When we think of starting the day in style, we envision breakfast bars, nooks and rooms that are both beautiful and highly functional. Here are eight spaces that offer lots of ideas for creating a very special spot for breakfast. The quintessential  breakfast nook offers a comfortable and convenient way to enjoy breakfast (and other meals and activities like doing homework) in or near the kitchen. Here a modern Tulip table works well with a built-in cushioned bench. Here rustic meets…
  • Clearly Beautiful: Transparent Lighting and Accent Furniture

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Transparent furnishings and lighting fixtures work beautifully on so many levels. See-through pieces made of acrylic, polycarbonate, or glass can bring a light and airy look to just about any room. Whether by choice or necessity, many of us have adopted a small space lifestyle. Transparent furnishings are perfectly suited to these environments since they take up much less visual space than their opaque wood or upholstered counterparts. We especially love the many modern acrylic and polycarbonate chair and table designs that are available right now. For your decorating inspiration, here are a…
  • Cool Decorating Ideas for Summer

    2 Jul 2014 | 10:57 pm
    With the Fourth of July almost here and summer well underway for many of us, we’re thinking about ways to stay cool or perhaps to look cool. Specifically, how to bring a lovely light and airy summery look to interior and exterior living spaces. For those who are suffering through sweltering heat, this post is especially for you, but we hope everyone will enjoy some of our favorite decorating ideas for summer living. Bring out a console table or chest in a brilliant hue to liven up the foyer. If you’re up for it, try a new paint treatment on the wall. If you need quick and easy…
  • Bring Rooms to Life with Colorful Art

    26 Jun 2014 | 8:54 am
    Craving more color in your interior spaces? Today, we’re thinking about ways to bring rooms to life with color, specifically wall art in brilliant hues. From the foyer to the living room, dining room and kitchen too, artwork can infuse living spaces with color, movement and unique personality. The art highlighted below has a contemporary look. Some pieces illustrate our personal favorite style–contemporary with a twist. Please enjoy! Whether you favor simple lines and a neutral color palette or lots of bright color and significant doses of pattern, there’s a piece of wall…
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  • Top 5 designers to follow on Instagram

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

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

    30 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    When most of people think about Lithuania, they just relate it to nation which was part of Russia once or part of Baltic state or one of highest highest suicide rate. So here goes the list: 1. Of all Indo-European languages, Lithuanian is considered to have changed the least over the years, and is thus valuable for the study of linguistic development. 2. Basketball is the country’s national sport, and the team is ranked one of the best  worldwide. Several players have even joined the NBA. 3. Lithuania is the only country in the world with its own official scent, called the Scent of…
  • Top 5 internship opportunities this week

    8 Jun 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Every week, I am going to post about latest internship opportunities around the world as it help us advance our career and learn something new this summer. Keep checking our blog or our facebook page “66 Owls” for internship and job opportunities posted each week. Here are the top 5 internship opportunities this week in design: 1. Toy Design Intern at Hasbro-Summer 2014 Job Toy Design Intern-Summer 2014 Location: RI – Pawtucket Employment Type: Intern ID: 8568 Description Toy Design Summer Intern (May – August) Help Hasbro explore new avenues in toy development. We…
  • Top 5 Interior Designers and Architects in India

    5 Jun 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I am starting a series of top interior designers in each country and today I am going to post about top interior designers in India. My ranking is based on projects completed, scale of projects, social media presence and popularity on social media. Keep visiting my blog or facebook page ( 66 Owls ) for internship opportunities tomorrow. So here is the list of top 5 Interior Designers and Architects in India. 1.  Kapil Gupta and Christopher Lee (Serie Architects) Founded in 2006 by Chris Lee in London and Kapil Gupta in Mumbai, India, Serie has always been an…
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  • 1930s Design Influence: Jean Harlow

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe color black will never go out of ‘style’, despite what others might say. An elemental base color suitable for both work and play, it supersedes ‘trend’ to hold its unwavering position as a classic. In interior design, when done right, black is moody, crisp, with a hint of the gothic. In fashion, black is both […]The post Black in Design appeared first on .
  • A Modern Traditional Foyer: The Perfect Mix

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designThis lovely foyer encapsulates everything I adore about modern vintage eclectic interior design; unexpected pairings to produce a beautiful environment. The delicately intricate boiserie and marble flooring maintain the historic nature of the foyer, which is updated with a surprising infusion of color. The runner, in bright saturated pink and green, could otherwise look preppy. […]The post A Modern Traditional Foyer: The Perfect Mix appeared first on .
  • The Le Corbusier Influence: Chanel Couture

    8 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe masterful vision of Le Corbusier takes many forms: sculpture, furniture, architecture, writing, and now, high fashion. Designer Karl Lagerfeld, a true master in his own right, borrowed heavily from the Architect of Modernity with his latest Chanel Couture collection in Paris. Fashion critic Suzy Menkes wrote: ‘It’s Baroque meets Le Corbusier,’ said Karl, explaining that his inspiration […]The post The Le Corbusier Influence: Chanel Couture appeared first on .
  • Fantastical Furniture: Designer Maarten Baas

    1 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe words fantastical and eccentric come to mind when exploring the works of Dutch designer Maarten Baas. A highly-talented visionary, Baas produces bespoke pieces for leading hotels, restaurants, galleries, and select collectors around the world. His collaboration with Mitterrand + Cramer in Geneva Switzerland looks straight out of a Tim Burton movie. Sculptural, whimsical, and […]The post Fantastical Furniture: Designer Maarten Baas appeared first on .
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  • 20 Fantastic Apartment Decorating Ideas

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    In today’s world there a lot of different styles in the interior as well as a lot of different types […] The post 20 Fantastic Apartment Decorating Ideas appeared first on Founterior.
  • 19 Coffee Shop and Cafe Interior Design Must-See Images

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    Coffee shops and cafes are places which I personally love! And this is because of my passion about coffee. There […] The post 19 Coffee Shop and Cafe Interior Design Must-See Images appeared first on Founterior.
  • 15 Examples of White Kitchen Interior Design Ideas

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    White kitchen is a dream for many women around the world. But what is so special about the white color […] The post 15 Examples of White Kitchen Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Founterior.
  • 15 Unique and Creative Furniture Design Examples

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    Creative furniture is one of those elements in interior that has been inspiring designers for centuries. Well, we wouldn’t pay […] The post 15 Unique and Creative Furniture Design Examples appeared first on Founterior.
  • 16 Brown Living Room Charming Interior Designs

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    Brown is one of my favorite trends lately and when I am talking about living rooms I must say that […] The post 16 Brown Living Room Charming Interior Designs appeared first on Founterior.
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  • Sofas, couches, davenports – What’s the difference?

    Wendy Weinert
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’m sure many of you grew up like I did thinking that sofas, couches and davenports were all the same thing. I’ve always thought they were synonyms you could use interchangeably and that certain regions in the U.S. preferred one word over the other, much like soda vs. pop. You can imagine my surprise, though, when I discovered that the words sofa, couch and davenport in fact have three separate meanings. Couches Photo credit: South Shore Decorating Blog Although invented prior to this time, couches became very popular in the Victorian era when they were referred to as a…
  • Decorating for an open floor plan

    Wendy Weinert
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo credit: Sublime Decor Homeowners have made open floor plans a popular layout style, and depending on your space, you may find it a suitable design choice for your home as well. Instead of separating each room with walls, open floor plans combine rooms such as the kitchen, dining room and living room into one large open area. I find open floor plans very appealing in smaller homes, and the layout works well for those with more square footage as well. It’s a refreshing feeling to walk into a home with an open-floor layout. With fewer walls and longer sightlines, the style is…
  • Turn your bedroom into a luxurious hotel room

    Wendy Weinert
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    I love staying in hotel rooms. After a busy afternoon of sightseeing or trip activities, a classy hotel room is the perfect way to end the day. It’s simple, yet sophisticated decorating scheme creates a luxurious feeling that helps me to unwind, relax and rejuvenate. If relaxing in the hotel room is your favorite way to vacation, too, you might be happy to know that a bedroom can offer the same luxurious feel. Simply incorporate some of these tips into your room’s design. Photo credit: Chic Coastal Living 1. Decorate in all white to create that elegant and clean look. If all…
  • The art of hanging your artwork at home

    Wendy Weinert
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    Hanging your artwork is, quite frankly, an art in and of itself. If your favorite painting is hung too high or too low, the room’s proportions and balance will be thrown off. Grouping pictures can be a challenge, too, as this strategy usually involves trying to create a put-together look with different-sized frames. Although hanging artwork isn’t easy, take heart in knowing there are strategies that will make it less of a nightmare. Here are some tips I’ve found most helpful. 1. Hang art at eye level (or 57 inches from the floor) Guests shouldn’t have to strain their…
  • Layer your rugs for an interesting look

    Wendy Weinert
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Photo credit: The Glitter Guide I don’t know if you all have heard, but layering rugs is in style – and I love that it is. I think there are many benefits to laying one rug on top of another. For example, if you have a beautiful rug that you want to display in the living room, but it is too small, layering a larger rug underneath is often the perfect solution. Layering rugs can also lend a designer look to your home, as it is bold and sometimes tricky to pull off. If you like the layering rug trend as much as I do, here are some ideas for making it work. Photo credit: Carla Aston 1.
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  • Do You Know How to Make Up Your Bed?

    Banarsi Designs
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs) That may sound like an elementary question but what makes up a great bedroom space is its main feature: the bed. At the very beginning of the day, you are probably used to jumping out of bed and throwing a waterfall of clothes and other trinkets on it as you rush around to get ready for work. There’s a good possibility that you didn’t think to make up your bed and probably didn’t have time to think ahead to the end of the day where you become a bit irritated with what resembles a tornado. All you wanted to do was collapse and melt into your bed after a…
  • How to Spruce Up Your Event Décor

    Banarsi Designs
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs) Home décor is always taken to the next level when there are guests involved! Designing décor that suits your own personal style is from the perspective of mainly you. However, designing your décor in order to accommodate and suit other people with different tastes and styles can be a little more challenging. If you are the type of person who loves to host numerous social gatherings at your home, I’m pretty sure this is like music to your ears! With event décor, you are going for a more overall approach with the way you present your home to your guests.
  • How to Pull Together the Perfect Look for Your Wedding Reception

    Banarsi Designs
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs Getting married is one of the most exciting and overwhelming times of your life. And rightfully so! You are about to join your life to another in holy matrimony. We’d say that’s pretty life-changing. Planning a wedding can be just as nerve-wracking, as every little detail counts. This isn’t even counting the planning time needed to make sure your reception looks and goes smoothly. If you are looking for some refuge in your time of preparing for your big day, take a breather and let us help you out! When it comes to putting together the perfect look for…
  • What You Need to Know About Table Linens (And Why You Can’t Live Without Them)

    Banarsi Designs
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs When it comes to your dining experience, you deserve the best. This also goes for your family and other guests you may invite over. Walking into your dining room should be an exclusive experience that gives a great presentation of what coming together and enjoying a delicious meal should feel like. Having a bare wood table just won’t cut it and is not really attractive in the overall décor of your home. And throwing a plastic or vinyl tablecloth on your beautiful table just for the time being is just plain wrong! Forget what you were previously told about…
  • The Home Décor Cheat Sheet: Accent Pillows, For the Win!

    Banarsi Designs
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:48 am
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs Pillows! What would we do without them? Our beds wouldn’t feel complete without a soft cushion to lay our heads on for the night. Our rainy nights on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book just wouldn’t have the same feeling without a pillow to support our back or legs on. And tending to an injury that needs constant elevation would certainly not have the same benefit without a pillow to assist in healing. As you can see, pillows are pretty vital to the comfort we feel in our home life. But they also possess another hidden superpower that you may not…
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    Granite Transformations Blog | Home Improvement & Design Ideas

  • Choosing the Perfect Sink for your Remodel

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Now that you’ve selected the perfect solid surface or granite countertop for your newly renovated kitchen or bathroom, your next decision is choosing the perfect sink. With so many options on the market today, Granite Transformations is here to put it all in perspective for you with an easy guide to making the perfect choice. • Stainless Steel Sinks – Experts agree. Stainless steel sinks are the best choice to complement your granite or solid surface countertops because of their undermount capability and durability. Look for lower-gauge stainless steel when selecting your sink to ensure…
  • On the Rocks or Straight Up? Tips for Stocking Your Home Bar

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Adding a custom bar to your home is a fun and efficient way to entertain friends and family, bringing value to your home. Granite Transformations offers creative design ideas to create the perfect bar for your home with the use of top-shelf materials. With all the trendy new cocktails on the bar scene today, stocking your bar can be a bit challenging. Experts agree that sticking to the basic spirits for traditional libations and adding a few flavored ones for a fun twist on old favorites is the perfect balance for a well-stocked bar. Here are some suggestions on what to buy and have on hand…
  • Heinz Mack’s ‘The Sky Over Nine Columns’

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    The waters off the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy will be enchantingly illuminated beginning June 3 through November 23, 2014, as the installation of Heinz Mack’s ‘The Sky Over Nine Columns’ is unveiled to the public at the Church of San Giorgio. The structural ensemble consists of nine symmetrical columns, each standing 24.5 feet tall and covered with a golden mosaic of 800,000 tesserae bearing the sky. The tesserae, or small pieces of 24k gold-leaf Trend mosaic tiles, are used as instruments to reflect the light of the sun and moon onto the water. German artist Heinz…
  • Ten Breathtaking Beaches for Planning Your Summer Escape

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Close your eyes and imagine the feeling of a warm salty breeze blowing through your hair, powder-fine sand beneath your feet, and the soft crashing sound of waves on the surf. We all have our own visions of paradise and tranquility, but there’s just something about the beach that brings peace and serenity and beckons us from our busy day-to-day lives. Are you ready for the ultimate beach escape? Here is a list of ten beaches that have been voted to take your breath away: Anse Lazio; Praslin Island, Seychelles Located northeast of Madagascar in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Anse Lazio…
  • Todd Michael Creates Modern-Day Mosaic Designs Using Old World Artistry

    7 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Blending the artistry of an ancient world with a modern twist has defined mosaic artist Todd Michael as one of the most sought after mosaic designers in South Florida. As a self-trained ‘mosaicist’ (a designer of mosaics), Todd has been transforming spaces into permanent works of art with mastery and beauty for the past 15 years. “The process begins with my imagination as it comes to life after studying the space,” Todd explained. “It has to be a perfect fit, since mosaic installations become absolute and permanent.” His latest work of art, ‘The View from Delilah,’ began in…
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  • Pretty Plates On The Walls

    Vidya Sudarsan
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    There are several fun, innovative ways to brighten up your blank walls and add personality to your home. One of my favorite design tips is decorating walls with colorful plates. With the help of either an adhesive disc plate hanger or command strips, any plate can go on the wall. I would start with a template that combines plates of different sizes, colors, patterns, and shapes and lay them out on the floor to see the final outcome. Just remember to explore different options so that you can find your true voice as an artist. Creativity involves breaking away from established patterns in order…
  • Luxe Home Decor

    Vidya Sudarsan
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Are you looking to add luxe style decor to your home? Well, one way is to seamlessly incorporate gold color accessories with furniture you currently have. The glittering gold tones these furnishings radiate will immediately transform any room into a luxurious, glam space.  This color in general adds a feminine touch and blends in with other palettes. Having the right amount of this tone is important; too much might make the room look flashy or ornate.I have some ideas with shades of gold ranging from earthy to bright... you can see how the room brightens up with a sparkle!via:…
  • Interesting Color Wheels

    Vidya Sudarsan
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    How many of you believe in color having an influence on one's mood and well being? Or do you just think it's pseudoscientific? Most of the time, we start with a few of our favorite colors and decorate the home based on these choices. Color therapy has been around since ancient times, when colors were infused for healing purposes. This led to interesting color wheels such as the ones shown below. I can see how the color green can represent fertility and red can symbolize loudness.. do you agree with these conclusions and would you use such a color…
  • NOVICA - Global Happiness

    Vidya Sudarsan
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    NOVICA brings artisans from around the world (many living in rural communities) who don't have the means to sell their work on the international market. They give them a free platform to do this, and reach customers on a global scale. From product development advice, to quality control assistance, they are there to make their listing process as smooth as possible.  They even offer 0% interest loans to artisans who want to expand their business. NOVICA is also proud to be part of Fair Trade moment - it's the belief that everyone should be fairly compensated for the work they do. Check…
  • Buddha Statues At Home

    Vidya Sudarsan
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Buddha statues can be seen sitting or standing, smiling or laughing, and with his hands in a number of different gestures. Just as in yoga, the various poses you find Buddha in is called asanas, and the placement of their hands in to various positions is called mudras. These postures and gestures all carry different symbolism and relate to different qualities embodied by the Buddha, including grace, balance, compassion, wisdom, determination and courage.Half-closed eyes show a state of meditation: looking outward and inward. Elongated earlobes hear what's needed in the world. Mudras have…
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  • Your top curtain questions answered!

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    A lot of our customers turn to us to ask questions about their curtains, we thought we’d put together a blog post to answer the most common questions we get asked. If you have any other curtain-related questions, please do get in touch over on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll be happy to help. How do you attach blackout curtain linings to curtains? Step 1 Find a flat surface and lay the curtain face down. Place the lining on top of the curtain the correct side up. Step 2 When using standard curtain hooks, insert the hook into lining tape and then curtain tape, select the right hook position…
  • Colour focus: Think Pink!

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    A tickle of pink can inject a fun, feminine look into both modern and traditional homes. Take the summer months as a great opportunity to introduce this bright, bold colour into your home. As pink is a fairly dramatic colour, it’s best to start off by adding flashes of colour rather than going the whole hog and painting the interior walls of your home fully pink. Think subtle. Follow the ‘less is more’ rule to avoid garish DIY disasters that are hard to cover up. A really simple way to bring your home to life with pink is by sourcing soft furnishings in this colour – cushions, throws,…
  • New in: our favourite new duvet covers!

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    We’ve introduced some fantastic new duvet covers to our range – they’re flying off the shelves and are a great cost-effective way to spruce up your bedroom. They instantly make a huge impact on your bedroom’s style as their such a focal point. Create a wild look in your bedroom with the Salima Animal Print Quilt Cover – the natural tones make this design fairly subtle but will add texture and warmth to your bedroom’s décor. Are you an old romantic? If so, you’ll love this red hearts duvet cover, we love this cute pattern and it’s the perfect print to create a warm and homely…
  • Trend alert: mismatched cushions

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:59 am
    Our style expert’s top trend for June is mismatched cushions. They bring a living room or bedroom to life and can create a vibrant new look. Add depth to a room, bring it together and make it feel warm and homely by simply introducing a few contrasting cushions. Choose colours that complement each other, a mixture of patterns and prints and a range of sizes and shapes – don’t be afraid to experiment. Colours we particularly like to see together at the moment are bold shades such as lime green, pink and teal. If bright colours wouldn’t suit your home’s décor, then why not try this…
  • Shop it like it’s hot! Our top summer styles

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:48 am
    We’ve picked out our top three style steals to inject a fun look into your home this season. They’re the perfect soft furnishings to freshen up your décor for summer! It’s time to turn up the heat with firey reds! We’re hoping this summer’s going to be a sizzler and are loving warm tones at the moment. Our chenille circle eyelet curtains have a vibrant, modern pattern and the deep red shade is perfect for this time of year. Fun, girly and contemporary … these bright pink voile curtains will add a splash of colour into your home this summer and make your décor pop. Make a…
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  • A Vintage Club Room: Twin Gate Designs

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

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

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

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    One more from Claire Wire Interiors… Freud utilized artifacts and relics as psychoanalytic triggers for delving into the most base, basic, and primal parts of ourselves. We can use these in our contemporary interiors to tap into our collective unconscious (a la Carl Jung) to make our interiors more meaningful. Claire Wire Interiors used a cow skull, vintage insulators, and an antique sythe in this application. These piece rest upon Go Home LTD’s Tambour Table (no. 12505). As a refresher, Claire Wire specializes in interior design and custom furniture. Claire works mainly in the…
  • A Gilded Louis XVI Chair Fit for a King: Claire Wire Interiors

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Claire Wire Interiors specializes in interior design and custom furniture. Claire works mainly in the residential space with clients with eclectic tastes. According to Claire: This picture features an original Louis XVI gilded chair with new upholstery, an iron and granite side table, and the Go Home LTD weighted floor lamp (no. 15807). For more, please contact Claire at Technorati Tags: Claire Wire Interiors, Weighted Floor Lamp
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  • New Members Club in Theaterland | Library

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:08 am
    Humid & tropical evenings in London are uncommon, but a few weeks ago I was very excited to attend the latest members club opening – Library – billed as a creative hub, targeted at those for a love of writing and reading. At first, I thought, “That’s quite a niche group” but actually once you’re in the club it opens up to so much more… You’ve got Shoreditch House for the media types, The Club at The Ivy for people in the arts, media and theatregoers (and of course countless celebrity sightings), The Hospital Club sits somewhere between, and…
  • Sketch London | Traditional Brasserie meets French Fantasy

    4 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Afternoon tea originated around the 1840s in Britain and was usually reserved for the wealthy upper classes, clinging onto a somewhat stuffy and overly traditional ritual. Today the custom is enjoying a breath of fresh air, morphing into a trendy and accessible part of British culture, and nowhere is this truer than at Mourad Mazouz and Pierre Gagnaire’s latest creation: The Gallery at Sketch London, which opened its doors on 6th June this year. Redesigned following Martin Creed’s eccentric commission in 2012, Paris-based architect India Mahdavi has…
  • What's On | July 2014 Events

    1 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's July edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of July 2014. This summer month is all about sports, picnics in the park and by the waterside and live music in beautiful surroundings.   2-6 July Henley Royal Regatta (Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2AQ) The best known regatta in the world and is both one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar and the social season. Enjoy a picnic and a glass of Pimms by the waterside whilst watching international standard rowing.
  • Royal Ascot Dress Code: A Fascinating Affair

    16 Jun 2014 | 6:59 am
    It's that time of year again – high society and extensive dress codes – are the talk of the town. Steeped in tradition and pageantry and interwoven into the very fabric of British culture, Royal Ascot begins today. And our very own CEO & founder, Sherry Roberts, will be in attendance at the Royal Enclosure. Within this area, gentlemen are required to wear morning dress with a top hat and ladies must wear formal day wear with a headpiece, and its base no smaller than 10cm. Yes, it is tradition. However, here at The Longest Stay we relish playing with…
  • Industrial Chic

    10 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    As an aspiring interior designer, my taste seems to change as I discover new trends and new materials. It’s still a learning curve but, for the moment, I adore rustic and industrial spaces, imagining myself living one day in a converted warehouse with high ceilings, exposed brickwork and vast windows allowing the natural light to pour in. The Longest Stay exhibits some wonderful options for furnishing such a space, starting with the Shabby Grey Concrete Effect Wallpaper by NLXL and an extra large Urbane Rug in Chocolate, crafted from the finest New Zealand wool. The soft plaited texture…
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  • 15 Black And White Bathroom Inspirations With A Touch Of Retro Charm

    Sherry Nothingam
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    If there is one thing that we have learnt from the decor and interior design trends of 2014, then it is the growing fondness among homeowners and designers to draw inspiration from the past. This has reflected in the continuing demand for everything midcentury modern and the spurt of bathroom fixtures that borrow from the art deco style. While we did already showcase some stunning and timeless black and white bathrooms in the past, today we take a quick look at some trendy washbasin, sanitaryware and accessories that add to this elegant and sophisticated look. If you love black and white, you…
  • Innovative Wall-Mounted Units Bring Design Freedom Draped In Sleek Modularity

    Sherry Nothingam
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Modern modular storage and display units bring along with them an unending array of design possibilities and let you shape your interior in a unique, creative fashion. Epitomizing this trend is the fabulous 36e8 from Lago; a square measuring 36.8 cm per each side and forming the basis of all their modular compositions. This small square comes in a variety of styles, colors and finishes and gives you the flexibility of creating a wall storage system in pretty much any room of the house without committing to major renovations or makeovers.Compositional freedom is the crux of the design…
  • How To Style A Garden Window

    Kate Simmons
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    When my hubby and I bought our house last year, we were thrilled that it came with a garden window, also known as a greenhouse window. This protruding glass structure with a sloping roof adds light to our interior, and it’s the perfect place to tuck plants and other decorative items. Many homes built in the ’80s feature these windows–do you have visions of them filled with figurines and stained glass ornaments?! Let’s bring these wonders of the past into the present, shall we? After all, many new homes feature them as well. Today I’m on the hunt for modern…
  • Dramatic Rio de Janeiro Home Enthralls With Amazing Ocean Views And Minimal Flair

    Sherry Nothingam
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    After the recently concluded football world cup, few people need an introduction to the amazing sights and sounds that the city of Rio de Janeiro holds. Not that we needed the event to really showcase the amazing diversity of Brazil and its bright and brilliant nightlife. But it sure once again reminded us of the captivating beauty that the country holds. Alex Lerner, the host of a Brazilian television show, was always smitten by the charm of Rio and wanted a mesmerizing yet secluded retreat in the city that offered him the best possible view of the ocean in the distance. And the thrilling AL…
  • How To Give Your Home A Captivating Mid-Century Modern Style

    Sherry Nothingam
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    When Mid-century modern started making waves a few years back, the instant reaction was to dismiss it as an aberration. Obviously those people read the trends wrong, as we are into the second half of 2014, and the popularity of this design style only seems to be on the up each day. So much so that contemporary designers are turning towards midcentury modern decor to reinvent these classic furnishings with a new twist. Saarinen, Eames, Noguchi and Nelson – midcentury masters currently rule the interior design world with an inimitable flourish of their own!Obviously popular shows like Mad Men…
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    Leovan Design

  • Front Yard Curb Appeal Ideas

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

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

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Bathrooms that are properly staged create the feeling of a spa like retreat and a sanctuary for relaxation. The goal of staging a bathroom is to make it appealing to the highest number of potential homebuyers. Home staging will make your bathroom appear comfortable, shiny, functional, clean, organized, and spacious.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when staging your bathroom: Clean
  • Feng Shui in Interior Design

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:46 am
    Feng shui is the art of organizing spaces to increase positive energy or Chi in our environment. Feng shui pronounced "fung shway" originated in China. Feng shui means wind and water in Chinese. To create a healthy, wealthy, and balanced interior design environment you should use the five feng shui elements of nature (water, fire, earth, wood, and metal) in different combinations and
  • Eclectic Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Feb 2014 | 9:31 am
    Eclectic interior design style is a mixture of styles, textures, colors, and style periods in the same room design. Eclectic designs create an atmosphere that is charming, unique, irregular, creative, and fun because they combine at least two different styles in the same room.  Line, mass, texture, color, and form are the five basic principles to keep in mind when designing and
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    Decor Girl

  • Be Sure To Flush In the Kitchen (And Bath)

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Countertop edges, cabinetry, sinks, faucets and appliances are now designed for seamless flush installation in kitchens and baths. Be on trend not behind it. Read More
  • DIY Home Decor: Have You Lettered Yet?

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Use vintage inspired letters to create home decor with personality. This is the perfect DIY project for those who relish in the thrill of the hunt. Read More
  • We Found Small Luxury Hotel Nirvana

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    The Vanderbilt Grace is an intimate luxury hotel people return to year after year. It is easy to see why it ranks as one of the places to stay in Newport. Read More
  • Architecture: Gilded Age Mansions of Newport

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Gilded age mansions offer a glimpse into another era where architects practiced the Beaux Arts style at its zenith. Scale, proportion and balance ruled. Read More
  • The Recipe For How To Get The Perfect Wall Color

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:45 am
    When selecting a wall color, avoid gravitating to only the colors you love, this is a recipe for disaster. Here is the recipe for the perfect wall color. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Ash Wood Floors

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
    We sell a wide selection of different types of wooden floors at Just Wood, but one of our popular types is ash wood flooring. It’s a hardwood that’s strong and durable and also provides a smooth finish. Ash Trees The ash tree is the most common tree in Britain today. It gets its name from the Old English word æsc which means spear. The ash tree is not only tall and straight like a spear but its wood is strong and was used to craft spears and other weapons. The ash is a member of the olive species but, unlike the olive tree, it does not bear fruit. It can be recognised by its…
  • Types of Wooden Flooring

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:11 am
    At Just Wood our beautiful floors come in a number of different woods that all have their own beauty, strengths and characteristics. Ash Ash is a very strong wood, approximately 10% harder than oak, and has a number of uses, including furniture and sports equipment as well as flooring. Ash is light coloured, ranging from white to medium brown and provides a fresh look. Beech Native to Britain, the beech tree provides strong wood that’s about the same strength as oak. It’s durable, hardwearing and has a straight grain but sometimes a lightly marked surface that adds character.
  • Natural movement in hardwood flooring

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Wood is a beautiful, natural material, and when used as flooring can totally transform your home, instantly adding value. If you are considering having hardwood flooring fitted in your home, or if you already have it, it is important to acknowledge and accept that this is a natural, living material, and may undergo certain environmental changes. The boards that make up your hardwood floor will, over their lifetime, be subject to expansion and contraction, and this is perfectly natural. While there are some steps you can take to minimise this natural movement, there is no way to completely…
  • Wooden Floor Sanding

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    Wooden flooring makes a beautiful addition to any home, giving it a rustic yet fresh look. However, taking care of wooden flooring can be difficult, especially if you’re dealing with old or worn wood. Sanding floors is perhaps one of the most important tasks to undertake if you have wood floors. Sanding keeps wood floors smooth, removing any splinters that can be dangerous. It also keeps them gleaming instead of being caked in dirt. Sanding wooden floors by hand can be incredibly difficult and immensely time consuming, especially if you don’t know how to do it. You could actually…
  • How to avoid chipping your hardwood floor

    4 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    The beauty, elegance, and touch of class you will begin to notice after having hardwood flooring fitted in your home is second to none. With proper care, attention, and maintenance, your floor will last a lifetime, adding significant value to your home. After deciding to invest in beautiful hardwood flooring, you will want to do everything in your power to ensure it retains its original appeal. Over time, however, it is completely natural that your floor will undergo every day wear and tear and may suffer from small chips or scratches. While these chips and scratches may only be small, and…
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    The Sofa & Chair Company Blog | Interior Design Ideas

  • Furnishing the high seas

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

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

    Suzy Bloomfield
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:53 am
    Many thanks to all of you who followed lost soul Charlie Chairlin on his adventures across London to our showroom. Charlie at The S&C HQ after his makeover Charlie was a dilapidated vintage library chair in a state of disrepair. Luckily he found salvation at The Sofa & Chair Company HQ, where he was given a new lease of life and a brand new look.After being overwhelmed with applicants offering to re-home Charlie from all corners of the country, we selected our lucky winner at random; a Mrs Julie Baker of Northampton.Julie was thrilled with her prize and gave him prime position in her…
  • Simple Ways to Enhance Your Space

    Suzy Bloomfield
    29 May 2014 | 7:49 am
    For a simple and effective way to enhance your space, try adding some decorative cushions & throws into the mix.In our latest video, our in-house interior design expert Martin demonstrates how to make the most of your living room or bedroom furniture with a bit of simple accessorising: Featured below is a selection of our gorgeous new scatter cushions, decorative bolsters and opulent throws. All of these are sumptuously padded with real feather and down and upholstered in a variety of designer fabrics.  Featured: The Henley, clothed in luxury You can view our full collection of…
  • MPs Visit The Sofa & Chair Showroom

    Suzy Bloomfield
    27 May 2014 | 2:52 am
    Last week we were thrilled to receive a visit from not one but two MPs to our very own West London showroom! Our Production Director Gavin commences the tour of our new production facilities  Matt Hancock (Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise) and Angie Bray (MP for Acton & Ealing) participated in a walking tour of our workshop and showroom, learning about our dedication to quality craftsmanship and experiencing our advanced manufacturing methods first hand.  One of our skilled craftsman demonstrates the S&C upholstery process As Skills Minister, Matthew works across…
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    Home Stratosphere

  • 41 White Kitchen Interior Design & Decor Ideas (Pictures)

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Welcome to our gallery featuring brilliant white kitchens in a wide spectrum of styles and shapes! I’ll always recall my first home, how when we moved in, the kitchen was a messy mishmash of browns and beige. The dark wood dining set we brought along got lost in there, and without large exterior windows, the room felt like a dour forest at times. All the lighting in the world can only do so much to brighten a room, as far as our human eyes are concerned. Once we decided to take the plunge and paint a majority of the space white, the kitchen truly opened up. It felt larger, more…
  • 10 Popular Treadmills Under $1,000 (and On Sale) – Cheap Home Gym Set Up

    HS Editor
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    We decided to publish an extensive gallery of popular treadmills under $1,000 to help you get started with your home gym on a budget.  At first glance it might seem strange to have fitness equipment on an interior design and architecture site… but in the context of setting up a home gym, it makes sense. We have a treadmill… and love it (it’s the first treadmill listed below).  Unfortunately, the running deck is not as long and the motor is not as powerful as we’d like.  While not every treadmill set out below has a 60 inch deck and 3.0 horsepower motor, most…
  • 54 Stunning Kitchen Island Ideas & Designs (Pictures)

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Welcome to our gallery featuring stunning kitchen islands in a wide ranging galaxy of colors, materials, and styles. When I think of my favorite kitchens from childhood on through now, the ones that have always stood out contained an island. Not just any island, but something unique, a standout piece of the space that commands attention, offers utility, and truly completes a room. I recall a friend’s home featuring an island with  myriad cubby spaces that we could hide in as kids; the thing felt magical! Growing up, I realized that the best of them still offer that same sense of magic…
  • 37 Beautiful Sectional Sofas Under $1,000

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    How to choose a sectional once budget is established A sectional is an important piece of furniture that can make or break your living area. It’s also something that will be with you for many years, so choosing a sectional is not something that should be done without adequate research.  After checking out our list of sectionals under $1,000 below, be sure to learn more from our sectional sofa buying guide. For an apartment, a single sectional can completely fill out a living area. But a house might need additional furniture to make the best use of space, so keep your eye out for pieces…
  • How to Build a Fire Pit with Circular Wrap-Around Veneer Patio

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Project tutorial provided and republished with consent by alr227. We’re here today to help you build a small, combination fire pit and patio area. When we crafted this project ourselves, the dimensions kept expanding, leaving us with a sizable flagstone patio and sitting wall. We hadn’t previously done a masonry project, so we turned to internet how-to videos and relied on classic trial and error. The aim here is to assist anyone wishing to do a similar type project. The most important lesson learned from this project is this: flagstone is a time sink. If you want…
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    The Grey Home

  • Room corners : Best place to place a workstation and save space

    Soufiane Nab
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Hello everyone,Yes! It's been a while since i have updated The Grey Home. Been busy with life, new job; so i had to manage my time cleverly. now that i have more free time i'll post some entries. Hope everyone is doing great today.The kitchen organization ideas post is one of the most visited entries of this blog. if that's has one meaning is people are looking for ideas for managing small or big space.For achieving or at least helping you with some inspirational ideas on the web. i'm writing this blog entry about work places. choosing a place for working at home is not always a easy choice.
  • Clever tips #17 - Iron board holder

    Soufiane Nab
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:33 am
    I was browsing some ideas for storing or hanging/holding an iron board holder since it takes too much space when you do not hold it with its materials. and found out this clever idea for an iron board holder. this gadget could save you too much space and give well organization for pressing clothes area. The product can be found on Amazon ( see the link above ) with ( i think ) a reasonable price! Have a nice weekend followers. : )Product link
  • Small Ukrainian apartment reconstruction project

    Soufiane Nab
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    The project of the day is a chic interior design project and not too expensive for a reconstruction of a residential house. The design of this small apartment knew how to deal of the low budget and the space of the apartment. the result is just amazing. What captured my eyes the most is that low-level bedroom: I always liked low-level bed/living rooms for their look and their comfort. Again for the bathroom, the space was well managed and the design is just perfect, one thing i didn't like personally was the glass for the bathroom front, it lacks of some privacy but maybe due to the…
  • Interior color combinations #4 - Tan/blue

    Soufiane Nab
    7 Mar 2014 | 10:18 am
    This is the fourth part of the interior color combinations. We started this series of blog entries a while ago to talk/ discuss different color schemes and combinations you can choose. Choosing a color is an ambivalent choice to make sometimes and the main goal of this series of posts is to help you pick you color schemes for your house whatever the room and the area is. The combinations we are discovering/discussing today is : Tan / blue or light blue. First impression i have when i see this combination of colors is a feeling of serenity, tranquility. It reminds me somehow of the…
  • Choosing a color for painting interior walls#1 : Navy

    Soufiane Nab
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Hello,Wall painting was/is/will always be a big/hard ? choice to make. That's why i'm starting these series to discuss with you wall painting choices. This is the first one of them and i chose... Navy. When choosing a color for wall painting some of us prefer not to risk and take a racy color and stay basic choosing grey, white or beige. I love those, but some times being different has some charm and some originality. OK, Let's talk about this color : We all agree that's a deep dark color but if when it comes to choosing this color in our interiors, it gives what ? Personally, I…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Best Houseplants for Your Home

    Alison Oxman
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ever notice the greenery and flora in those fabulous rooms you’re lusting after on your Pinterest pinboards and in your HOUZZ  idea books? Well, my decorating lover, the first thing to know is this:  They’re flora real! That’s because nothing says cheesy “economy motel lobby” quite the way a fake potted plant does, other than, say,  the actual lobby of a cheesy economy motel. So here’s my shortlist if you love the look of natural greens, but lack talent, patience or lighting conditions. Peace Lily: Peace Lily Actually, this isn’t a lily though it might bloom for you if…
  • Decorating During Life Crisis – A Bad Move

    Alison Oxman
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you are contemplating a decorating project while also dealing with a high stress life situation, I want you to Stop and Back Away from the Fabric Deck.  Let’s face, for most of us, sometimes Life hands you a load of lemons in a big carton labeled “This cycle is going to suck, but you will get through it.” It should also have the tag line that reads “This is NOT the time to take on that decorating project you were considering.” I’m designing now for family in which one partner was laid off right before we began the renovation. I’ve designed for families when they were dealing…
  • Bad Idea: Working with an Interior Designer in Secret

    Alison Oxman
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    I had an interesting, “teaching moment” phone call from a prospective client that made me think: “Blog post!” This lovely person called and complimented me, saying she had seen me give a design trend presentation and was “very excited to work with me.” How lovely. Then she let slip that her project would be “a secret between the two of us” because her husband wasn’t in favor of hiring a designer (cue sound of bomb dropping). Not lovely. While it’s not uncommon for one half of a designing couple to be more interested in participating in the design side and the other half…
  • Screwed By Your Sofa

    Alison Oxman
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Have you ever purchased a piece of furniture that – after a few years of wear – or maybe less, just completely tanked on you? The finish chipped. The doors or drawers stopped working right, or never did in the first place. The upholstery seams opened up. The leather flaked. The cushions flattened into sad looking pancakes…hold the syrup and butter. I remember when Steve and I were young marrieds and purchased our first furnishings for our new home. This was before I was a designer. We had no idea what we were doing. We opted for “the” national chain store in our area. They were a…
  • Are People Bothered By Their Homes and Furnishings?

    Alison Oxman
    29 May 2014 | 12:00 am
    Investing wisely in your home’s design and in the furnishings you purchase for that home should not be negotiable. Design is a gift when done wisely and well, yet the losses are great when it is not. Protecting and guiding design clients and design consumers everywhere is not just a passion for me – it’s become a mission. Perhaps this is due to what I see clients struggle with today, or perhaps it’s because a hundred years ago (!), long before I was an interior designer, I was a design client, too. Design quality, design wisdom, high ethic and product performance should always be the…
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  • Hello world!

    6 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Chic California

  • 5 Easy Tips to Style Your Bookcase

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    5 Easy Tips to Style Your Bookcase Recently, I gave you a tour of my vintage style living room. In case you missed it you can check it out here. I also gave you a quick look at my bookshelves that flank the fireplace. Today I wanted to give you 5 easy tips for styling your {Read More...} The post 5 Easy Tips to Style Your Bookcase appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #30

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #30 Hey everyone, it’s that time again, it’s party time! Thanks for stopping by to link up your AWESOMENESS!! We’re excited to see what you’ve been up to! Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits We want to see what inspires you! {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #30 appeared first on Chic California.
  • 5 Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Decorating

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    5 Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Decorating Whether I am working in my retail space or helping a friend decorate their home, one of the things I keep hearing over and over is that customers and friends don’t know what to buy for their home. They all have what I like to call {Read More...} The post 5 Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Decorating appeared first on Chic California.
  • Chic California Boutique Tour

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Chic California Boutique Tour It’s been a very busy few weeks. I have been in my new retail space at The Spotted Cow for about 7 weeks now and I feel like I am finally catching up. When you have a retail space, busy is always a good thing. But I was painting furniture like {Read More...} The post Chic California Boutique Tour appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #29

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #29 Hey everyone, it’s that time again, it’s party time! Thanks for stopping by to link up your AWESOMENESS!! We’re excited to see what you’ve been up to! Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits We want to see what inspires you! {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #29 appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Residence Landsowne by Affleck de la Riva architects

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    Residence Landsowne is a project completed by Affleck de la Riva architects. Completed in 2010 for a budget of $750,000, this 3,800 square foot home is located in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Residence Landsowne by Affleck de la Riva architects: “Located in Westmount, a privileged inner-city suburb of Montreal, Lansdowne Avenue is remarkable for both its heritage architecture and its particular topography. The street negotiates a series of steep inclines and..More...
  • West Village Duplex by NYC Interior Design

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    West Village Duplex is a private residence created by NYC Interior Design. It is located in West Village, a neighborhood of New York City, USA. Photos courtesy of NYC Interior DesignMore...
  • Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist by Schwartz and Architecture

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist is a residential project completed by Schwartz and Architecture. It is located in Nicasio, California, USA, and surrounded by gorgeous rolling hills. Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist by Schwartz and Architecture: “Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist (categories of lumber deformation) refer to the latent potential energy of all natural systems towards movement. The proposal first analyzes the site as..More...
  • Pearl Bay Residence by Gavin Maddock Design Studio

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Pearl Bay Residence is a home located in Cape Town, South Africa. It was designed by Gavin Maddock Design Studio. Pearl Bay Residence by Gavin Maddock Design Studio: “This pristine contemporary home is located on the west coast 90kms (56ft) north of Cape Town – bordered by a nature reserve and adjoining the ocean, Gavin Maddock describes it as ‘a glorious site’. The brief called for a ‘modern’ house with..More...
  • Boatsheds by Strachan Group Architects & Rachael Rush

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:16 am
    Boatsheds is a residential project completed jointly by Strachan Group Architects & Rachael Rush. It is located in Auckland, New Zealand. Boatsheds by Strachan Group Architects: “CONTEXT On a constrained, compact urban site, a stones throw from Takapuna Beach, the three-stepped gables of these black ‘boatsheds’ appropriately reference our boating and beach culture. The sliding forms reveal a solution beyond the standard connotations of a home, a bespoke incubator for..More...
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  • Solid Wood iPhone Dock

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Beautifully crafted solid wood dock that amplifies your iPhone acoustically with no plug required. Slovak based designer of custom, made-to-order, speakers Stark has made an acoustic amplifier for the iPhone that is cut from solid premium grade walnut. Every single piece is then hand sanded and treated with a special natural oil, making the wood nice to see and touch while preserving its structure. A contrasting front piece from very rare Birdseye maple gives Eight a luxurious touch not seen in many other iPhone docks. Read the rest of Solid Wood iPhone Dock originally posted on…
  • Pina Floor Lamp that is Made by Cotton Fabrics

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    BTseries is an exploration of fabric’s behavior in lighting. “pina” is a table – floor lamp that has three variations.  The shade uses the fabric – 95% cotton and 5% – spandex. The fabric is hardened to structure itself while it is configured to make specific creases for light and shadow effects as the lamp shade. Read the rest of Pina Floor Lamp that is Made by Cotton Fabrics originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Mexican House in Neutral Color Palette with Lots of Warm Wood

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Thanks to clever architectural solutions by LGZ Taller de arquitectura and geometrical approach towards the arrangement of the space, this Mexican house appears much larger than it is in reality. Floating sequence from space to space, opening the premise with skylights, vast windows, generous heights, wooden ceiling beams, open sight lines and even the narrow rectangular swimming pool, contributes to the visual extension of the premise. The interior of the house is decided in neutral color palette – black and white, beige and gray – and abundance of warm wood, which adorns the rooms…
  • Cozy Renovated New Zealand House

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am
    This cozy, renovated New Zealand house gets its warm charm through combining the modernistic look with, typical for the neighborhood, colonial villas emanation. Its, first quality, cedar cladding and selected material palette gives to the premise authentic style and coziness. The house captures the visitor’s attention with the first glimpse – its facade is harmonic and dynamic at the same time –the material fluidity between the original house, added volumes and fence becomes a playful sequence that extend into the interior- the multi-gabled roof, stylishly arranged gardens and…
  • Hotel Model for the 100% Hotel Show in Greece

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    “Into the light-hotel” is a stylish and artistic creation of A31 for the exhibition 100% Hotel Show in Greece.  Its inspiration is drawn not only from the intense Greek summer sun but also from its art, culture and natural giving’s – sea, mountain, islands and spirit. The final result is contemporary yet timeless atmosphere with strong artistic suggestions and stylish ambiance. Read the rest of Hotel Model for the 100% Hotel Show in Greece originally posted on © - 2014.
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  • Silk Light

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Mesh light, sourceLotus light, sourceThey are created directly from the silk cocoons by Japanese products designer Yasuhiro Suzuki's Re Cocoon project - a series of silk’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Colour - the perfect way to freshen up your interior

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    The eye-catching colour scheme is the perfect way to freshen up your interior: sourceAnd you even don't have to paint your walls - it is enough to introduce in your rooms the bright colourful glass... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Green tea and lighting - what do they have in common?

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    If you did not know the story of creation of Patricia Urquiola's Chasen Suspension Lamp, you could hardly find any. Yes, it has interesting design, quite unusual: This is elegant designer lamp... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A touch of glamour - today

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    Glamour and ‘luxury’ slowly return in interior design after years of economic crisis - we saw in April the New design by Kartell at Salone 2014: the famous Masters Chair, part of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What is your type of bed?

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
     Do you like upholstered beds? Or you prefer beds with wooden frames? Some people like the beds with exquisite classic metal frames that remind them of old times, others... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Nikki Couppee

    Cat How
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Nikki Couppee! Here is a jeweller whose work I just can’t get enough of. Each of her hand-crafted pieces are colourful, unconventional and totally unique – veritable pieces of wearable art. Her work has kept on getting better and better over the last few years. Hailing from Florida in the US, she uses plexiglass, brass and found objects as stand-ins for precious gemstones such as diamonds and rubies as well as costly materials such as gold to create her asymmetrically designed pieces. By using everyday materials, she is able to create her own versions of expensive gemstones…
  • Belvoir Cordial & Bubble Glass Competition!

    Cat How
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    We’ve teamed up with our friends from Belvoir Cordials this week in a giveaway perfect for sunny Summer afternoons! For the next seven days, we’re giving you the chance to win a set of Bubble Glasses and a pack of three delicious Belvoir Cordials on Twitter. The flavours include the classic Elderflower, Rhubarb and Strawberry and Blackcurrant and Apple. All you have to do is retweet the post and / or follow to enter! Good luck!   The post Belvoir Cordial & Bubble Glass Competition! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Inaluxe

    Cat How
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    I’ve admired the work of Australian design duo, Inaluxe, for many years now. A small design team consisting of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd which was founded in 2006; their studio is located in the Grampians, Victoria, Australia and their work has a colourful, mid-century retro style. They work mostly in gouache, ink, and acrylic paint as well as paper, wood panels, and linen and are mostly influenced or inspired by the natural world: organic forms found in nature; the magnificence of birds and animals; fleeting human interactions. While their designs might be abstract, there is a…
  • Stain Tableware

    Cat How
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:42 am
    I like the simple but clever concept of Bethan Laura Wood‘s Stain Tableware. A Product Design graduate from the Royal College of Art (who studied under the tuition of Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper), her set of ‘Stain’ teacups are designed to improve through use. Her project explores the assumption that use is considered to damage a product – for example, scratches on an iPod or laptop – whereas actually it can also be seen in some cases to add to its aesthetic value and make an inanimate object more personal, depending on how it is used by its owner. Beth…
  • Arthur Buxton

    Cat How
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:47 am
    “I get up just after 8am most days and listen to the Today Show on Radio 4 whilst I have some fruit and strong coffee for breakfast. “If it’s Monday or Friday I’ll head for Bower Ashton where I work as a printmaking technician for the University of the West of England in the Screen and Digital Print Studios. Any other day I might be working from home or at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio where I am in residence with my new company Colourstory Ltd. I cycle in most days but occasionally might drive or walk. “Most of my own work is digital so days in the screen-print…
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    Interior Habit | Get your interior design fix!

  • Now that’s a pool house!

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

    Interior Habit
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    In keeping with some of our recent Moroccan designs here is a beautifully tiled shower, it’s like showering in a jungle!
  • 13 Industrial glass doors and glazed wall design ideas

    Interior Habit
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    Light is the most important element in designing any new room, so it is worth considering the method of getting natural light into your room as much as possible. These examples of glass doors, windows and other glazing should give you some inspiration for your own home ideas. We have focused on industrial designs, ranging from thin metal framed glazing to minimalist 3m glass panels. Enjoy!…
  • Have you ever seen a more inviting swimming pool?

    Interior Habit
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:26 am
  • Want a new way to display flowers?

    Interior Habit
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:36 am
    Why not hang your tulips to really brighten up your home! Just don’t expect to water them!
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  • Roof Furniture. Quality Time On Angled Roof

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    What an amazing view isn’t it? Panoramic view, almost from the bird’s flight (sigh). Is it possible to feed yourself with this view everyday? Yes!!! Not only with the view, but also with the cup of tea. P.S Also you will need house in old-town with angled rooftop. Lithuanian designer Ainė Bunikytė was inspired by childhood memories of climbing onto rooftops to create the furniture for her graduation project at the Vilnius Academy of Art in 2012. Yeah, angled roofs aren‘t used enough, only Santa Claus appears there for 15 min. This visionary furniture is created for Vilnius…
  • Family Abode in Brooklyn

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    After I carefully reviewed all images of this abode, I thought were is it, in France or England? Well, I was terribly wrong, because it’s located in Brooklyn! This charming home belongs to Miranda Brooks, a landscape designer, her architect husband Bastien Halard, and their two girls, Violette Grey and Poppy. Although the pony was staged for the Vogue shoot, the rest is unremittingly real. The herringbone parquet à point de Hongrie white oak floors are of the typical Parisian style. The Master Bed, designed and built by Bastien is juxtaposed with Custom de Gournay wallpaper. A black…
  • White Slipcovered Sofas, Warm and Cozy View of Life

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    I tried my hardest to cut down the amount of the pictures of this amazing decorator and stylist Holly Mathis portfolio, but I failed, because they’re just too good. Holly Mathis offers design consultations on everything from new construction to remodeling to accessorizing and styling. So, if you’re looking for fresh  farmhouse or cottage design inspiration with some antiques and vintage, is bringing it to you in a big way. First few photos are from her kitchen in Texas. Cross Street, checkerboard floor, clinic white furniture mmmmm… Even cleft plate and little scale could…
  • Pulling Out The Positive From The Negative

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    As I think, creativity will save the world, because creativity could beat daily problems and routine! So this article is about perfect daily problems beater – Norwegian designer Kristine Bjaadal. Her personal web page and her works whisper that she focuses on everyday life, and wants to make you notice all the hidden beauty that you normally don’t see in your surroundings – to turn your daily routines into rituals to appreciate. I love that she focuses on giving the user positive experiences over time. Kristine Bjaadal tamed me, when i saw how she tackled embarrassing problem,…
  • 15 Ideas For A Stylish Beauty Salon

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    A new weekend is coming so fast and it’s filled with lots of events and adventures, and after all this socializing we (or is it just me?) all need some time to relax and pamper ourselves in a hot bath, maybe in a SPA salon with a great massage, new pedicure or a nice new haircut. And how about the interior of this place that creates a more beautiful and relaxed self? It can, and I believe should be a stylish place to spend your beauty time at. I have gathered a few different style ideas for an appealing beauty salon interior. Maybe you have a salon, planning to redecorate, or just…
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  • 10 Beautiful Mediterranean Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Mediterranean interior design is a very popular style and in high demand in interior design. Mediterranean design incorporates the influences of the Mediterranean regions of Spain, Italy, Greece, and France, and is often referred to today as the “Spanish modern.”. This incredibly beautiful style can be grandiose and luxurious with heavy tapestries and ornately carved furniture, or
  • 10 Amazing Scandinavian Kitchen Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    You surely are familiar with the impressive and sleek appearance of the Scandinavian inspired Kitchen, if you are, we have a pretty reasonable question for you: Why not bring the Scandinavian Decor in your Kitchen? The Scandinavian inspired kitchen is a spectrum of white color scheme, bold decorative elements and raw and natural materials and
  • 10 Charming Bohemian Patio Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Bohemian style is the most vivid and colorful style that can be found among interior design. It is described as the “gypsy” style and that is not so far from the truth, because this perky style is known for its flowing colored textures and patterns and mixing different bright colors. Colorful glass candles and accessories,
  • 10 Modern Grey Living Room Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Grey is the most subtle and modern color shade, perfect for creating  a contemporary and bold ambiance in the living room. The grey color shade is superbly sophisticated and works miracles in the interior. Living room with grey color theme tend to reflect super bright and sensual ambiance and most often has a super modern
  • 10 Contemporary Hallway Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Naturally, you know the importance of the hallway setting and its overall appearance,because the hallway creates the first impression about your house and sends a particular message about who you are. Therefore, if you want to create a bold and strong first impression, then your focus should be set on creating a super contemporary and
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    Interior design Photos ideas

  • Interior Decoration Idea

    sarah ramdan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
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  • Home Decor Ideas For The Living Room

    sarah ramdan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    96,821 Dining Design Photos By Resolution: 550 x 440 · 115 kB · jpeg Size: 550 x 440 · 115 kB · jpeg Another ideas of home decor ideas for the living room:
  • Modern Italian Bedroom Furniture

    sarah ramdan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
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  • Interior Decoration In Bedroom

    sarah ramdan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    Recent Photos The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App By Resolution: 500 x 351 · 77 kB · jpeg Size: 500 x 351 · 77 kB · jpeg Another ideas of interior decoration in bedroom:
  • Childrens Table & Chairs

    sarah ramdan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Great Pictures from Elk Lighting at #atlmkt

    Emma Harger
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Today I’m sharing some more photos that I took during our recent trip to the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market! Previously, I shared some finds from Cyan Design. Now, I’m taking a look at Elk Lighting, which includes the Dimond and Sterling Industries brands as well. I was really excited to visit Elk because we sell so many of their products and I wanted to see them in person. This big, beautiful showroom with a view provided some great color inspirations and also let me see some familiar products up close and personal. Without further ado, I’ll…
  • Fabulous Friday: ET2 Sense

    Emma Harger
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Contemporary Kitchen by Burnsville Design-Build Firms Highmark Builders Here’s a Fabulous Friday first: this week we’re spotlighting a light fixture from ET2! ET2 is one of the newest companies to become a Lights Online brand. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, ET2 is a division of (and was founded by the founders of) Maxim Lighting, offering more contemporary designs to complement Maxim’s selection. In this kitchen, you see a trio of ET2 Sense 5-light pendants above the island. The chrome glass orb of the Sense shades the lights within and is mirrored inside so…
  • Get the Lighting Featured on Property Brothers: July 23

    Emma Harger
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    On last night’s episode of Property Brothers, Aven, Phillip and their two dogs were in desperate need of somewhere to live after having temporarily settled in a hotel. The house hunt was arduous and the renovation included a few nasty surprises (such as uneven floors), but it was all worth it in the end as the Scott twins brought this happy couple a beautiful home of their own. Plus, of course, it featured lighting from our parent company Progressive Lighting! So, let’s take a closer look at exactly what they used. The Savoy House Maverick 8-light chandelier hung beautifully over…
  • 5 Kitchen Lighting Trends from Mr. Cabinet Care

    Emma Harger
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    Today, we have Mr. CabinetCare‘s content manager Bethany Michaels and design consultant Rachel Hutchins joining us to share their insight about kitchen lighting trends! Mr. Cabinet Care is a family-owned kitchen remodeling company based in Anaheim, CA. They’ve been voted the best kitchen remodeling company in Orange County for 8 years and we’re excited to have them here. Take it away… Hi LightsOnline! We’re thrilled to join you on your blog – thank you for having us. It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of every home, so creating a lighting element that you and…
  • Fabulous Friday: Cyan Design Jellyfish

    Emma Harger
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Contemporary Dining Room by Phoenix Interior Designers & Decorators Chris Jovanelly Interior Design Here’s a stunner of a contemporary dining room designed by Chris Jovanelly from out in Phoenix, Arizona! In the desert, this room looks really cool with all of its carefully thought-out design elements. You could easily host a big buffet-style party and put all the food on the sideboard with the sunburst mirror–and the great wall grazing lighting from above, if I do say so myself.   This space is only made better by the addition of the Cyan Design Jellyfish chandelier over…
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    Rug Rats

  • Discover Farmville VA – An Ideal Location for Shopping, History, and Recreation

    Sandy Henderson
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    In the heart of the Virginia countryside, there’s a small historic town called Farmville that combines the convenience of big-city shopping with the enjoyment of small-town hospitality. Farmville boasts a wealth of natural, historical, cultural, recreational and educational resources.  You can stroll down turn-of-the-century Main Street, with blocks and blocks of irresistible small shops – […] The post Discover Farmville VA – An Ideal Location for Shopping, History, and Recreation appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Three New Wild Designs From Stanton Carpet

    Sandy Henderson
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
              Bringing You the Best of the Jungle in Animal Print Carpets!         The Rave Collection introduces Pardus, Ringo and Vulnero,  13’2″ width and all made with Royaltron Polyproplene. The high twist of the crinkle yarn gives these roaring patterns a silk-like lustre.           […] The post Three New Wild Designs From Stanton Carpet appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • The Trellis Pattern – The Most Popular New Design Movement

    Sandy Henderson
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    Garden Buffs have been digging treillage for hundreds of years. In 1864 the style shot to popularity when William Morris released his Trellis wallpaper. The trellis which consists of strong lines continues to be consistent to all items in home decor. 1. The Trellis is a classic geometric pattern – goes well with other geometric […] The post The Trellis Pattern – The Most Popular New Design Movement appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • How to Measure for an Area Rug

    Sandy Henderson
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Measuring for area rugs and the uncertainties associated with sizing area rugs, is one of our customers biggest dilemmas.  Below are some tips on measuring and sizing for area rugs. 1. Select the area rug prior to selecting the paint:       Paint is available in a lot more colors than the other area […] The post How to Measure for an Area Rug appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Looking for Ideas to Create a Custom Area Rug?

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Jun 2014 | 9:23 am
    The possibilities are endless to create that one of a kind rug that can also be a profound piece of art in your home. “Designing a rug and seeing it in its exclusive place is so gratifying” This is the philosophy which underlies the custom  rugs we have made over the years. I like to custom […] The post Looking for Ideas to Create a Custom Area Rug? appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • 23 Stunning Interior Design Websites You Need To Check Out

    Alycia Wicker
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Mupplebee I asked and you told me what interior design websites and blogs you like to stalk er admire. In no particular order, I present you with the best interior design websites of 2014 that you gotta check out. Best Interior Design Websites & Blogs of 2014 Sita Montgomery Interiors The Decorologist Elements of Style Hunted […] The post 23 Stunning Interior Design Websites You Need To Check Out appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 8 About Page Secrets You Never Knew

    Alycia Wicker
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Figuring out how to write your about page for your website can be a complete and total mind-numbing wine-binging event. And, I know you’re just about ready to click “Buy Now” on that copywriter’s Services page – but I want you to try this first. Stay with me, buttercup, there’s help on the way. The first […] The post 8 About Page Secrets You Never Knew appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Is An Interior Design Career Path The Right One For You?

    Alycia Wicker
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Wondering if the interior design career path is the right one for you? A lot of times we think that this is just what we always wanted to do only to find out it wasn’t really what we wanted at all. Do you want to create the spaces that people experience their most important moments? […] The post Is An Interior Design Career Path The Right One For You? appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Why New Interior Designers Fail, And What To Do About It

    Alycia Wicker
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Mupplebee Can I just get real here for a moment with you? You and I both know why new interior designers fail – they give up too easily. Sure, it looks like being an interior designer is all about lollipops and unicorns. Picking out fabulous furniture and pretty fabrics that we can’t stop rubbing. You know […] The post Why New Interior Designers Fail, And What To Do About It appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • How Katy Perry Could Inspire Your Next Brand Revamp

    Alycia Wicker
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee   A lot of people dismiss Katy Perry, but you could take a lesson from a page out her songbook and let it inspire you when you revamp your brand. Let’s look at how Katy Perry could inspire that next brand move. I didn’t want to be a fan I swore it wasn’t going to […] The post How Katy Perry Could Inspire Your Next Brand Revamp appeared first on Mupplebee.
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