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  • How Glass Is Revolutionizing Kitchen Countertops

    Guest Blogger
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Glass countertops are breaking the mold of standard building materials and are revolutionizing the way people view their kitchens. Not only are glass countertops aesthetically stunning, but are also notorious for their strength and durability. Here are some incredible examples of Glass Countertop projects produced by CGD Glass Countertops. Raised Glass Countertops Raised glass countertops are a great way to add an extra something to a modern kitchen without having..More...
  • Andy Warhol: Challenge Convention
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe post Andy Warhol: Challenge Convention appeared first on .
  • So Who Wants to Become an Expert Psychological Stager™?

    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging
    Kristie Barnett
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today is my 45th birthday, so this blogpost will be short and sweet!  The countdown is on (just over three weeks) for our home staging training course where 23 attendees from 7 states will earn their certification as an Expert Psychological Stager™.   We’ve heard from a handful of people who can’t attend this session, […]
  • Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition

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    29 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition Published as:  Double Duty Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design tradition. Danish-German designer Gesa Hansen released an Alexander Girard–inspired sideboard in 2013 for the Hansen Family line. Gesa Hansen comes from a long line of furniture designers. “My mother would take me to all the design fairs from the time I was four,” says Hansen, who is Danish and German. “Furniture is so natural for her,” says the German photographer…
  • Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    New York Interior Design Blog
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Kenise Barnes Fine Art is a gallery and consulting firm that features up and coming as well as mid-career contemporary artists and sculptors. Below is a photo of the Cool and Collected ’14 Collection.  The sculptural flowers in the photo are artfully crafted of blown glass and driftwood created by artist David Licata. Cool and Collected ’14 Collection One of our absolute favorite artists whose work we have used for multiple installations in our clients’ homes, Carla Goldberg, is also a featured artist at this Gallery!  See one of her newest works below.  A sea foam…
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  • Outdoor Items for Fall by Deesawat

    Joseph Starr
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Manufacturer Deesawat is committed to the outdoors. So much so, in fact, that the company characterizes outdoor relaxation as “a sacred moment when the time is suspended in the coolness of the shade.” Pull me up a hammock, I’m convinced. But for those of you who’d like to know more, Deesawat offers four enticing outdoor accoutrements just in time for fall. Savor Warm Days and Cool Evenings with Deesawat First up is the lovely and luxurious Butterfly Daybed. An innovative piece of teakwood and sling fabric, the Butterfly Daybed is a dual lounge and canopy contraption where you can be…
  • Electrical Accessories: Top 5

    Ali Morris
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Cables, switches and plugs are office essentials that are often overlooked when it comes to design. Proving that the devil is in the details, these designers have reimagined everyday electrical accessories with intriguing results. The ES 01 socket hub by Colombian designer Georges Moanack for Swiss design brand Punkt cleverly conceals five plugs under its cylindrical cover. Young German designer Christoph Friedrich Wagner’s multiple ‘Ply’ socket design is set into a layered plywood casing - a simple addition that brings warmth and value to an otherwise sterile object.
  • Terrazzo Takes Over: Hospitality Trend

    Ali Morris
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    No longer confined to floors and walls, Terrazzo has taken over furniture and lighting in 2014. The traditional Italian surface material made from chips of marble set in cement has been taken in fresh new directions as designers experiment with new forms, technologies and recycled materials. Strung up with brightly colored cord, the terrazzo shades of Guangzhou, China-based studio Bentu’s ‘Tu’ lamps are made from recycled waste that can be made in three color ways. At the Wallpaper Handmade exhibition in Milan this year, German designer Sebastian Herkner showcased…
  • Low-Maintenance Plant Pots: Green Trend

    Ali Morris
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
    The benefits of keeping plants in the office environment have been proven time and time again. The reduction in carbon dioxide that plants bring about leads to less drowsiness, stress reduction, inspired creativity and increased overall health. Here we highlight five low maintenance designs that are perfect for time-poor office workers. The Boskke Cube is a self-watering plant pot that has an in-built reservoir and a ‘Slo-Flo’ internal irrigation system that supplies plants with up to 4 weeks of moisture. Made in clear plastic, the Boskke Cube allows you to witness the mechanics…
  • Refraction: Surface Trend

    Ali Morris
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Refracted patterns made up of intersecting geometric shapes adorn this year’s most dazzling upholstery designs. Named after the camouflage painting technique that inspired its complex pattern of intersecting lines, Razzle Dazzle is a stretchy fabric designed by Belgian designer Sylvain Willenz for new Dutch fabric brand Febrik. The design is available in three variations: two-tone contrast, mélange and plain colour each of which imbues a distinctive effect. Launched earlier this year, Form + Structure is a collection of architecturally-inspired fabric designs by Suzanne Tick…
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  • The Kitchen is the Heart of this Berkeley Home

    Amy Azzarito
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    For most families, the heart of the home is the kitchen, but that is doubly true in the home of cookbook author, blogger and photographer Erin Scott. (Her gluten-free cookbook Yummy Supper just came out two weeks ago!) Thirteen years ago, Erin was living with her husband Paul in the Berkeley hills and on their drives to and from home, they would pass an old Craftsman house that was being fixed up. They often remarked to each other how much love and care was obviously being put into that house. Surprisingly, just a year or so after the house was renovated, it was put on the market. Paul and…
  • Keeping it Simple and Functional in Helsinki

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Hanna Konola and Jukka Koops have lived in their apartment, located in the Käpylä neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland for almost two years. Käpylä is famous for its wooden houses, gardens and relaxed atmosphere, all attributes that Hanna and Jukka love about where they live. In fact, one of the things they love most about their home is the peaceful surroundings and view from their windows. Perhaps inspired by the laid-back vibes of the neighborhood, they have opted to keep things simple in terms of their approach to decorating, resisting the urge to make quick decisions and instead seeing…
  • A Lesson in Design Compromise

    Amy Azzarito
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    For anyone who moves to New York City’s West Village, it’s location, location, location – after all, you’re just a stone’s throw from some of the city’s best restaurants and shops. But that premium on location means you sometimes have to settle for a smaller space with a challenging layout. So two years ago when Alisa Richter, of Small Girls PR, and Barrett Sheridan found this apartment, they decided to address the difficult layout by keeping the apartment’s decor pared down. The result is a space that is a true style compromise. Alisa says that it…
  • 10 Second Shop Tour: Jill Lindsey

    Maxwell Tielman
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Jill Lindsey likes to joke that her eponymously-named shop on Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue is something of a “mini department store.” Filled with beautiful craft objects, gifts, furnishings, and self-designed clothing, it certainly isn’t far off. Especially when considering the charming wine and espresso bar nestled into the back (with tables and stools of Jill’s own design!), the tiny floral business that fits cozily inside, and the back patio perfect for enjoying affogatos on a summer night. Come in on a random day of the week and you might find…
  • Design*Sponge 10th Anniversary

    Grace Bonney
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    10 years ago today, I was working on the ground floor of my boss’ home office in Brooklyn about to hit “publish” on a blog that I had no idea anyone else would ever read. I picked a name, wrote about some of my favorite things (an Eames chair and vase by the Bouroullec brothers) and took my first, and only, selfie to set up my user account on Blogspot. People always say that if they knew what something would turn into before they started it, they would have done things differently. But I can honestly say that after a decade of running Design*Sponge, I wouldn’t change a…
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  • Three More Magic Words to Help the Housekeeping Get Done (4 photos)

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    My bedroom is on the second floor at the end of a long hallway, and because of this, I have made a habit of setting things on the bottom stair to put away the next time I go up. If you know that I am Not Naturally Organized, I’m sure you also know this could be a recipe for disaster. We can all imagine...
  • 8 Ways to Frame Your Fireplace With Shelves (8 photos)

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you’ve been trying to choose the right shelves to go with your fireplace, you know that it isn’t as simple a decision as you might think. Shelving style, material and placement can have a major effect on the rest of the room, but it can be tempting to stick with tried and true designs that blend...
  • Houzz Tour: Breezy Coastal Style in Sydney (16 photos)

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Having recently moved to a new ground-floor apartment in Breakfast Point, a suburb of Sydney, Julie and John Hanna were eager to transform their home into a retreat that suited their style and needs. They contacted Adam Scougall and Benjamin Napier of As...
  • 10 Great Places for Rich Fall Colors Year-Round (13 photos)

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’ve had the opportunity to live all over the United States, and while I love the climate of my current city, San Francisco, I hold some very fond memories of the crisp fall weather I experienced growing up in a small town in northern Illinois. It had something to do with the warm, comforting mugs...
  • Great Design Plant: Japanese Painted Fern Weaves a Garden Tapestry (6 photos)

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    So much of the woodland garden is green. While shade gardeners appreciate verdant mounds of moss, swaths of sweet box and colonies of camellias, some color relief is a welcome respite from the norm. The Japanese...
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  • Crushing On The Tweetable Birdcage

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    I want to show you guys this really cute birdcage/tabletop display thing-y. I really dig it. It is sorta perfect for social media addicts like most of us because it’s called the Tweetable Birdcage and with one glance, you’ll see why it is indeed tweetable. Designed by Alessandro Dubini, mine came from KOMDO.DO but I imagine if they don’t ship to where you live, you can find it in your country too if you google. This porcelain and metal birdcage isn’t really a cage for feathered friends at all but rather, to use as an unusual display peice. So you can put anything you…
  • Thoughts On Styling + Studio Besau-Marguerre

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    Studio Besau-Marguerre is design duo Eva Marguerre und Marcel Besau, a talented couple who founded their studio in 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. Their projects include visual communication, interior design, editorial design and styling. I’ve seen their work before in German interiors magazines, such as in Living At Home and fashion mag, Brigitte. Here are some photos that I find best represent what they do on the styling side. Or maybe it’s that I find these the most appealing because they are a bit “less is more” than their other projects, which I like. Check them…
  • 6 Things That Inspired Me This Weekend

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    I thought I’d highlight 6 inspirations since I’m online a little this weekend and had a few moments to check up on my favorites blogs and sites to see what’s new. Please click on all of the links that interest you so you can find out more… 1. First, the new plant series on Igor’s blog, Happy Home. Gorgeous photographs and his living room is so pretty too, don’t you think? Igor lives and blogs in Munich, Germany. 2. H&M Life is a really interesting section on their site. It was cool to find some blogger friends there, too. I really like the Follow…
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  • Help the Ocean Cleanup Array Save the World’s Oceans From Plastic Pollution – Donate Now!

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Plastic pollution is a global problem – the world’s oceans are filled with millions of tons of plastic particles that choke sea life and release hazardous toxins as they decompose. 19-year-old Boyan Slat has come up with a brilliant solution that could rid the seas of plastic pollution – and it’s proven by a year-long feasibility study – but he needs your help to make it a reality! Boyan’s Ocean Cleanup Array crowdfunding campaign has raised over 1.6 million dollars – but it has just 10 days left to hit its $2 million funding goal – so donate…
  • Volkswagen Announces $36,265 Price Tag for 2015 e-Golf Electric Car

    Marc Carter
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Volkswagen just announced the pricing details for its first electric car to be offered in the United States! The 2015 e-Golf will offer a 115 horsepower electric motor and a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery – and it’s set to arrive in November with a price tag starting at $36,265 before any federal or state tax credits are applied. Read the rest of Volkswagen Announces $36,265 Price Tag for 2015 e-Golf Electric Car Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: electric car, electric motor, green car, green transportation, volkswagen, vw, VW e-Golf, vw electric car, VW EV, vw golf
  • INTERVIEW: Boyan Slat, Teenage Inventor of the Ocean Cleanup Array

    Timon Singh
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Last year, 19-year-old inventor Boyan Slat made waves by designing an “Ocean Cleanup Array” which he claimed could remove 72.5 million tons of plastic from the world’s oceans. Although his idea received criticism from some quarters, a year-long feasibility study concluded that the idea will work. Not just that—it could potentially remove half the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within a decade. The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for the young inventor; he’s given talks around the world and conducted tests in The Azores. We sat down with Boyan Slat to…
  • Scientists Create Complete Organ from Scratch – Inside a Mouse!

    Colin Payne
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Oh, the mighty mouse – the tiny creature on whom humanity’s experiments have saved countless lives, and they’re up to it again. This time, scientists at the University of Edinburgh have managed to grow a fully functional organ inside a mouse, which opens up the possibility that one day we might be able to manufacture compatible organs for transplant from scratch – without the need for human donors. Read the rest of Scientists Create Complete Organ from Scratch – Inside a Mouse! Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: artificial, edinburgh, glad, Grow, inside, mouse,…
  • Rehabilitated Shipyard Reuses Old Boats as Shops and Offices in Amsterdam

    Lori Zimmer
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Read the rest of Rehabilitated Shipyard Reuses Old Boats as Shops and Offices in Amsterdam Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: brownfield, De Ceuvel, eco design, green design, recycled houseboat, soil cleansing plants, space&matter, sustainable design, urban oasis Amsterdam
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  • Exquisite Slim and Reusable Water Bottle Design Inspired by Standard Paper Sizes

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Memobottle is an ingenious reusable water bottle design and was created as an environmentally friendly response to reducing single use plastic bottles. In the Kickstarter campaign, the developing team explains how 1,500 plastic plastic bottles are being used and discarded every second in the US. Bottled water is about 1,400 times more expensive than tap water and often less regulated. In response to this, many have turned to the more environmentally friendly alternative – reusable bottles. The memobottle is described as “the balance between environmental responsibility and…
  • The 10 Secret Ingredients Needed to Find a Buyer for Your Home Fast

    Tara Mastroeni
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Follow these tips to get your home sold in a hurry. Image Via: Opustone Sometimes you need to move in a hurry. Whether you have to relocate for a new job, want to get the kids entrenched in a school district before the new year starts, or just have the opportunity to take the adventure of a life time, there’s no time to waste. Regardless of the reason, your real estate needs are going to be different than someone who is able wait for the perfect offer to come along. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make your listing stand out from the crowd. Read these 10 Secret…
  • Imposing Zero-Energy Family House in Oregon, USA: Skyline Residence

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    Engineered to generate as much solar-electric energy on-site as the home consumes annually, Skyline Residence is an example of modern sustainable architecture. The imposing family house was envisioned and implemented by Nathan Good Architects on a generous 1.7 acre site in Portland, Oregon, USA, for a middle-age couple with an active life and their three children. According to the developing team, the building was positioned at the far north side of the lot to reduce the impact of noise from the Skyline Boulevard, optimize the daylighting of the sun’s path, and facilitate views from the…
  • Flat-bike-lift Or How to Park Your Bicycle On The Ceiling [Video]

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    The flat-bike-lift is a new ceiling hydro-pneumatic overhead bike rack to be used in the house garage or in place where we park our bike. Once the bike is loaded and securely attached in a simple and quick way, a slight upward hand push activates the lifting system of the flat-bike-lift that takes it safely and automatically into the horizontal position against the ceiling to get more free space on the floor for cars and other necessities. By a simple downward hand traction, flat-bike-lift takes it back to the vertical position, ready to be unloaded and used again. The idle upstroke is…
  • Shaping The Office Of The Future: Workspace Design Trends [Infographic]

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Over the last decades, we have been witnessing major transformations in the corporate mentality regarding workspace design. According to this infographic from Alliance Interiors, more changes are yet to come, as the office of the future will be less business-focused and more employee-oriented. As a result of switching from closed offices to open offices- one of the most visible upgrade in workspace layout- we find out that the speed and accuracy of work has increased with 440%. This is mostly why open offices will continue to shape working environments in the years to come. Mobility and…
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  • 8 Modern Chandeliers
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    8 Modern ChandeliersStuffy crystal fixtures, take heed—these modern chandeliers give a living space a healthy dose of pizzazz, without going overboard. A Sputnik-style chandelier by Rewire in Los Angeles trasnforms this otherwise simple, wood-lined dining space in a Hamptons home.
  • Icons of Danish Design: Wooden Ducklings and Birds

    Marianne Colahan
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    Icons of Danish Design: Wooden Ducklings and BirdsIn 1959, a Danish police officer stopped traffic in order to let a young family of ducks across the road. Inspired by the newspaper photographs, Hans Bøling designed duck and duckling figures to playfully commemorate the event. Now icons of Danish design, these birds exemplify the art of handcrafted wood. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite models, available in the Dwell Store. Inspired by the 1959 newspaper photos of a mother duck crossing the street with her ducklings, this wood duck is handcrafted from teak and features…
  • Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition Published as:  Double Duty Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design tradition. Danish-German designer Gesa Hansen released an Alexander Girard–inspired sideboard in 2013 for the Hansen Family line. Gesa Hansen comes from a long line of furniture designers. “My mother would take me to all the design fairs from the time I was four,” says Hansen, who is Danish and German. “Furniture is so natural for her,” says the German photographer…
  • The Complete Guide to Designing with Color
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The Complete Guide to Designing with ColorDare to paint a wall purple? Buy a blue refrigerator? Choose a yellow floor? Dwell gathered our best and brightest homes to create the ultimate color guide, with design ideas for every shade of the rainbow. Residents can also ride Denmark's only funicular-style inclined elevator (imported from Switzerland, naturally) to reach their level of residence or drive up to their floor and cross a suspended industrial metal-clad gangplank to reach their hallway.
  • 10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans

    Robert Gordon-Fogelson
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    10 Great Coffee Shops for Design FansIn our October issue, we profiled Luke Pedersen and James Lennard, the designers who run Cape Town’s Field Office, a joint coffee shop and furniture showroom. Here, we take a tour through some more great coffee shops that combine incredible interiors with excellent espresso. Pedersen + Lennard’s Field Office coffee shops in Cape Town, South Africa, were all conceived as hangout spots that could double as showrooms for the duo’s furniture.
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Brass Desk Set

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    How do you get yourself excited about work now that summer is over? You could think about your fall wardrobe, cooler weather, and the approaching winter holidays, or you could buy some new desk organizers. I vote for the latter, as it brings about less stress. The four-piece Brass Desk Set by Danish designer Trine Andersen (of Ferm Living) might get you to tidy up those odds and ends and make your desk look like it belongs to someone who needs a promotion. Brass Cup: 2.36″ W x 3.54″ H, $39.00 Brass Triangle Stand: 6.69″ L x 3.35″ W 1.77″ H, $54.00 Brass Tray:…
  • Trace Coffee Table by Tom Dixon

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    What is this lovely thing before us? It’s a coffee table by Tom Dixon and it’s strange enough to catch our eyes and have us thinking a glass coffee table is a good idea. The thinly printed stripes intersect at different angles depending upon our perspective, and that creates an interesting sort of moiré pattern. Made from UV‑bonded sheet glass, the Trace Coffee Table is designed for domestic or contract use. Design: Tom Dixon Year: 2014 Material: Sheet glass Dimensions: H 17.7″
  • Double Sided B&W Notebooks

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Hey, we all need a little encouragement now and then, and what better way to remind yourself that you’re something special than a simple black and white notebook that says so? Pick one of these three Double Sided B&W Notebooks with the encouraging phrases on their covers and you’ll be set right anytime you’re feeling a bit down before a meeting or brainstorming session. These could also be a fun gift for a co-worker, friend, or family member, so maybe get a few- one for yourself and a couple to give away. Lined pages. 5.8″ x 8.2″ (148.5 x 210 mm), 64 pages.
  • Friday Links

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Xenia Moseley’s ladder from the Wish List project The Prepster, the Luxury 3 Day Survival Bag (via Tish’s Place) How to eat sushi Katsutoshi Sasaki’s Imai house is just three metres wide Skateboard Swing (DIY?) Yikes. This video shows the lung capacity of smokers vs nonsmokers   Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!
  • B-Desk

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    In the spirit of those back-to-school vibes fluttering around, let’s take a look at a petite desk from Ethnicraft’s Universo Positivo collection. A solid oak frame and surface lends warmth to the workspace while lacquered stainless steel sides creates a sense of privacy and keeps tabletop clutter corralled. Measuring in at almost 40″ wide and just less than 18″ deep, the B-Desk could easily fit into a small bedroom or a larger living space. Designed by Peter Hertel and Sebastian Klarhoefer for Universo Positivo by Ethnicraft. Materials: Soild Oak, Powder Coated Steel…
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  • Organic Skyscraper Grows as Occupants Generate Garbage

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The fact that humans are producing non-biodegradable waste at an alarming rate is hardly contested. There is, however, an ongoing debate about what to do about the problem. French architecture firm Agence Chartier Corbasson have come up with an elegant and eco-friendly solution that could vastly improve our future on this planet. Their idea is a skyscraper in London that will be known as the "Organic Skyscraper. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Skyburbs: Suburban Skyscraper Living in City Centers Green in 3D: 16 Vertical Farm & Skyscraper Park…
  • Showy Shade: Solar-Powered Cloud Keeps You Safe From the Sun

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    When someone says that you walk around with a cloud over your head, it typically isn't a compliment. But having a cloud - or other shade-throwing device - over your head can actually protect you from the sun's harsh rays. The Cumulus Parasol from Studio Toer is a solar-powered solar protector. It is an inflatable cloud equipped with an internal fan to inflate it when the sun is out. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Solar-Powered Flower Pedal Lights Glow Naturally at Night Solar Powered Interior Light Design: Cool or Kitsch? Soft Rocker: Sculptural…
  • Simplified Faucet Washes its Own Handle Every Time it’s Used

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    When you use traditional faucets, you typically end up touching the handles with dirty hands, and then touching them again with wet hands to turn them off. And usually, this means either wiping the handles down or leaving water on them, which can ruin the finish of some fixtures. Designer Sarang Sheth came up with an elegant solution that doesn't involve the irritating fussiness of no-touch faucets. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:
  • Home’s Shape is Distorted and Augmented by Its Own Shadow

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you watch the shadows thrown by a house on a sunny day, you might notice that they tend to form an almost entirely separate (imaginary) structure. Architectural artist Michael Jantzen created a public art project that forever freezes the shadows of a structure into their own dark volume. "The Shadow House, Friday March 13th 8:35 am 2014" is a house-shaped object with a permanently attached shadow. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Shadow Cubes: 3D Art of Augmented Reality Architecture Silhouette Seats: Eye-Tricking Shadow Chairs Defy Gravity…
  • Gabled Concrete Home Pays Tribute to Archipelago Landscape

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A long and narrow series of gabled volumes mimic the boathouse architectural typology commonly seen on the Stockholm archipelago in this modern residence by Swedish firm Tham & Videgârd Arkitekter. The striking line of five triangular roofs recall this shape yet subvert it by choosing hard, cold concrete as a main material rather than the lightness of the vernacular wood. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Wholly Concrete Home! Foundation, Floor & Much More Camouflaged Concrete: Hill House Blends Into Landscape Concrete Ribbon Home Sits…
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  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E4 The Gathering, and scenic insider

    Linda Merrill
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    This week's installment of Starz TV's production of Outlander brings us the famous "Gathering" of the Clan MacKenzie where all the men under laird Colum MacKenzie come to the castle to swear their oath of fidelity to him and to the clan (and to pay their rents and proceeds from the farms they tend). The event is filled with filial love and furor and a kind of patriotism, though not as much to the State as to the clan. Colum (subtly played by Gary Lewis) is the top guy, but he suffers from Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome and while he can walk, does so very slowly and is depicted as always being…
  • Nook Cottage: Hanging Art

    Linda Merrill
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    As I'm waiting for my sofa and dining table to be delivered next week (finally!) I've started planning in ernest where I'll be hanging my art. I have between 25-30 pieces ranging from fairly large (30x40) to teeny (5x5). Half of my collection just came out of my parent's house including several watercolors by my late aunt Bette Wasserboehr, who was a noted New England water colorist, teacher, gallery owner and mentor to many painters. There is no real theme to what I have. I like photography so I have several framed photographs, some I've taken, other's by better photographers! I have a lot…
  • One man's trash...

    Linda Merrill
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Ok, so you're immediately thinking this is a post about flea marketing or attic diving, and yet, it's not. One man's trash is a reason to build a trash bin. That man, you ask? My dad.Many years ago, my Dad built the trash bin you see in the above pic that's at the end of the kitchen peninsula. Rather than tuck it under the sink, which is most common, this bin was used for standard, non-garbage, trash. I think he made it from a kit sometime in the late 70's/early 80's, and it resembles an antique grain bin.Similar to this found on Ruby Lane. Isn't the color spectacular?Or this, on Live…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E3 - Witchy Women

    Linda Merrill
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    In this week's episode, Claire finally gets out of the castle. She doesn't get too far and is constantly under surveillance, but at least we get to see some other scenery including some beautiful gardens and the in-town (or village as it were) house of Geillis Duncan - one of the only women Claire has become friendly with. Geillis is an odd and mysterious character, both seductive and off-putting. Her husband is the procurator fiscal (aka public prosecutor) and is of very high rank. Like Claire,  Geillis has a deep interest in the use of plants and herbs for medicinals. Unlike Claire,…
  • Artlifting: Helping homeless and disabled persons sell their art

    Linda Merrill
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    ArtLifting is a Boston-based initiative that sells the artwork of homeless and disabled individuals. Trinity by Allen Chamberland The have just launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $20,000 which will will allow them to expand to five more cities across the nation within the next six months and to add sixty-five new artists to the ArtLifting online platform. The five target cities include Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, New York City, and Washington D.C. Following the initial expansion, ArtLifting hopes to continue to expand to help homeless and…
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  • Hypnosis + Decorating = A Fantastically Fun IKEA Experiment with Time Travel

    The Decorating Diva Blog & Magazine
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    It’s no big secret that the mere thought of home decorating can send some people into a series of nervous convulsions. That fear of decorating can...The post Hypnosis + Decorating = A Fantastically Fun IKEA Experiment with Time Travel appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Design Dreaming: A Paris Apartment in the Artsy Enclave of Montmartre.

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Famous for its artist enclave, Montmatre is the ideal location for dreamers and creatives. And, what could be dreamier than owning an apartment, seeped in...The post Design Dreaming: A Paris Apartment in the Artsy Enclave of Montmartre. appeared first on 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.
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  • Thermador Chef for a Day!

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Happy September! Can you even believe it?! I’ve been reflecting on my whirlwind summer, full of lots of travel and work=fun. In July, I was delighted to attend Thermador and Traditional Home’s 2nd Annual “Great Kitchen Getaway” event in sunny + beachy Southern California. I was joined by  a fabulous team of designers and lifestyle bloggers from across the country; Dana Wolter, Nancy and Eric Dalton, Karen Williams, Lisa Mende, Beth Le Manach, Jennifer Markanich, Karin Edwards, Kelly Morriseau and Courtney Price. We hung out at the Thermador Experience & Design…
  • Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    This year marks the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival taking place here in Los Angeles. Events kick off now and through the weekend. I am looking forward to attending some of the city wide events over the next few days including a champagne and caviar event rooftop at the chic L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills along with the Lexus Grand Tasting Event in Downtown LA. For all the festival highlights, you can follow LA Food & Wine: Facebook Twitter  Instagram Pinterest and #lafw You can follow me too! Instagram and Twitter
  • Trendspotting in Spain..Aged objects become modern art!

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    For the second year in a row, I am honored to be selected- along with four amazing design colleagues from New York, Atlanta, Sacramento and Austin- as one of Silestone’s “Trendspotters”. The whole gang was blessed with the opportunity to be whisked off to Spain for an adventurous week. Nothing like being immersed in a vibrant new culture to get the creative juices flowing. It was a week full of inspiration and some powerful trend statements- melding both past and present. First stop was beautiful Barcelona where we spent 2 days exploring the town and taking in the sights.
  • Faith & Flower Restaurant LA

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Back in June, I attended a breakfast event with Panasonic in conjunction with the Dwell on Design event taking place in Los Angeles. Our breakfast was hosted at the fabulous downtown LA restaurant, Faith & Flower, designed by AVRO | KO. I was taken by the interiors and photographed the space. For a full view, visit the Faith & Flower gallery website here or the designer website. Below are some of my highlights. (The food is great too, highly recommend!) Greeted by the exterior trellis. An elegant tufted banquette in the formal dining area. Goregous lighting, such as this chandelier,…
  • Past Meets Present

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
     Twice a year, I head to High Point Market in North Carolina along with two partners in design from my office.  High Point  is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world which attracts more than 75,000 people every six months. Anyone and everyone in the interior design, furniture and accessories world can be found at High Point Market to showcase and shop all the gorgeous new product introductions. This past April, I was delighted to discover an amazing new company, Mitchell Black, and I was even more delighted to find out they were also from Chi-town!! They were only a few…
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  • Object Lessons: The Indispensable Desk Stapler

    Megan Wilson
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Before the advent of the stapler, documents were held together with thread, string, ribbons, and, in the case of legal documents, red tape. In 1879, American inventor George McGill came up with the McGill Single-Stroke Staple Press, which closely resembled a Singer sewing machine and loaded one staple at a time. But it did manage to drive that single quarter-inch length of wire through several sheets of paper before folding the wire at both ends with a thump-like push of the machine. By the 1920s, the stapler had been reduced greatly in size and with a spring-load action was able to hold many…
  • For the Up-to-Date Office: 10 LED Suspension Lights

    Izabella Simmons
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Looking to upgrade your office overhead lighting? By replacing fluorescent bulbs with LEDs, you're assured 50,000 lifetime hours of light—no need to change a bulb for five years—and you'll save on energy bills in the long run.  As an alternative to harsh—and often flickering—old-school standbys, here are 10 bar-shaped LED pendants, all well suited for (but not limited to) the office: Above: The Plank Suspension Light by Norwegian Northern Lighting is an LED pendant made of poplar and steel. The lamp hangs from a brown silk wire; $998.72 at Nest. Above: The 2x4…
  • High/Low: Portable Laptop Stand

    Julie Carlson
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Two adjustable laptop stands at different ends of the price spectrum (one is pretty enough to be on permanent display). Above: Erin Strater, a Pratt Institute grad, came up with the idea for Plunk, her handsome, portable standing desk, when she became "frustrated by the desks that were available. I knew the health implications of sitting for hours on end, and that was a factor, but I didn't just want a standing desk. Our computers were rapidly becoming lighter, faster, and more portable, while our desks remained the same." The height of her design can be adjusted from a seated level of 25…
  • 10 Wall-Mounted Wire Baskets as Storage

    Julie Carlson
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Spotted lately: wire baskets with a vintage vibe used as wall storage (in the bath, the kitchen, the nursery, anywhere where clutter collects). Kitchen Above: Create an instant pantry with wall-mounted wire baskets, via House & Home. Above: Baskets as utensil storage at Brook Farm General Store. Above: The wall-mounted Fintrop dish drainer frees up valuable counter space; $14.99 from Ikea. Bath Above: A wall-mounted wire basket as necklace organizer, via Smile and Wave. Above: Towel storage via Hunter's First Home on AT. Above: Toilet paper storage via Modern Frills. Children's Rooms…
  • Steal This Look: A Well-Organized Closet on a Budget

    Alexa Hotz
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Last month I moved into an apartment that is just shy of 400 square feet. Its two closets each are a generous seven (or so) square feet, but they fit no more than 20 garments on the existing hanging bars. And so I've become storage obsessed, spending late hours combing through Pinterest images and reading up on strategic stacking methods. And what I've learned via trial and error is that for best use of space, nothing beats a chest of drawers in the closet (open storage requires too much upkeep to keep tidy). This rather minimal closet, which I spotted on Stadshem, a Swedish real estate site,…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Vivian's Vivacious Nursery — Nursery Tour

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Name: Vivian (2) Location: San Francisco, CA Room Size: 12’x14’ I immediately fell in love with Vivian's nursery when I first came across it — I loved that the space looked like something I'd want for myself, but still felt colorful, happy, and fun enough to be equally perfect for a little one. And while the space looks like a million bucks, I love that mom Janette was able to use a combination of vintage pieces and affordable finds from shops like IKEA and World Market for many of the elements. Read on to find out more about Vivian's vivacious space: Open Slideshow READ MORE »
  • IKEA Products "Appear" in 16th Century Art — Design News

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    We can't imagine a world before IKEA. Apparently, those classic Swedish designs are truly timeless, since one clever Tumblr is spotting DOCKSTAs and TROGENs in pre-16th century art. READ MORE »
  • Color Confidence: 10 Easy-to-Live-With Living Room Paint Colors

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Some living rooms are for relaxing, others are for socializing, and others still are for dancing and games. Choosing a color for this versatile room can be a challenge. Ranging from light, barely-there hues to some nervier options, here are ten living room paint options that can help you make the most of your space. READ MORE »
  • Working from Home: 7 Tips for Staying Motivated and Productive

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    When I tell people that I work from home, the first question I always get is, "how do you get anything done?" The truth is that I don't really think about working from home in that context, as I've been doing it for so long. However, there are definitely a few productivity-boosting rules to live by if you're working from home and want to avoid procrastination. READ MORE »
  • Ashley's Sweet Journey to a Simple Home — House Call

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Name: Ashley Location: Margaret River, Western Australia We live in a three bedroom, 1 bathroom small home in Western Australia. Built in the early 90s, with a combined open plan living space we carefully turned the interior brick from icky brown to a creamy white and updated with art, plants and furniture we adore. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Labor Day Sale: Don’t Miss the Chance to Save!

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    In case you’re not on our email list, you should know, we’re having a big fat … (a few pesky little exemptions apply) You have through midnight, EST on Labor Day 2014 (that’s September 1st to those of you who are having a little too much fun to keep track this weekend) to save 15% on almost everything at Design Public. I am using this uncharacteristically big font so that you don’t miss out. So have a fun browse now, go toast up some s’mores, catch some fireworks, sleep on it and order up your goods tomorrow. Just use the coupon code LABORDAY14 during…
  • California Boho Goes Pro in this Santa Monica Office

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    TV production developer Ashley Stern needed to set up a Los Angeles outpost for her Paris-based company —quickly and on a limited budget. The space her real estate agent and interior designer Veerta Motiani helped her choose had plenty of pluses. It was around the corner from Santa Monica’s Main Street, it had wonderful high ceilings and industrial style, the building was new with a gorgeous lobby and roof-deck ocean views, and the price was right. However, the long narrow space posed some design challenges. It didn’t get a great amount of natural light, the ceilings were a little too…
  • Last Chance To Save 20% Off Gus*Modern Upholstered Pieces
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Just a reminder that our sale on Gus*Modern upholstered pieces is ending soon. So take the weekend to think it over and get your orders in by Sunday (August 17, 2014) at midnight EST. If you haven’t had a chance to glance over the options, here’s a peek at a few of the highlights. Gus*Modern has great sofa selections, whether you’re looking for a loveseat, full-sized or a sectional. The Jane Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa is very versatile. Its metal base lends it well to a loft, while its tufting lets it fit right in with a more traditional family room. Speaking of versatile, one…
  • The Trustees of the Reservation Part I: A Visit to World’s End

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Last week I was lucky enough to travel up to the coast of Massachusetts and visit some wonderful places. Thanks to the Trustees of the Reservation, 100 sites and 25,000 acres of land have been conserved. They manage a wide variety of sites, from the National Historic Site of Naumkeag, with it’s amazing gardens designed by Fletcher Steele, to more than 5 miles of trails through the dunes and greater site surrounding Crane’s Beach on the North Shore of Boston. photo - The Trustees of the Reservation I was able to visit two remarkable sites maintained by the Trustees of the…
  • 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…
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Dilemma: Eclectic Small Space Living with a Euro Twist

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    Eclectic Living Room by Amsterdam Media & Bloggers Louise de Miranda   In July, we visited the apartment of interior designer Robert Holgate, who impressed us with his eclectic, layered style artfully laid out in 600 square feet. This week, we decided to visit an apartment of a similar square footage, also eclectic, but more “Euro/Scandy” style. That is, it’s eclectic and visually rich, but also pared down, and of course, white. This week’s small space belongs to Kees de Zwart, 53-year-old financial service employee who lives in a 549-square-foot Amsterdam…
  • The Six Courtyard Houses Project in Tucson

    Susan Kraemer
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    An urban infill project by from Ibarra Rosano Design Architects in Tucson respects the private courtyard-based architectural traditions of the region. At the heart of each of the Six Courtyard Houses is a private courtyard. The project is sited in a desert town that is plagued by sprawl and lacking in public transportation. The architects demonstrate the possibilities for higher density, urban infill desert development that is respectful of time and place. It takes cues from Tucson’s architectural past; plastered masonry walls, central courtyard, and minimal western exposure. Each of…
  • Wood inspires Fujimoto Inquiry Into the Fundamentals of Shelter

    Susan Kraemer
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Located in Kumamoto, Japan, is a curious structure from Sou Fujimoto Architects. The unique house is sited in an area of great natural beauty. The building looks as artless as a child’s play with blocks. According to the architect, it was conceived by just mindlessly stacking 350mm square. Across a rope bridge from some equally curious buildings, the structure seems strangely appropriate. At night, it is lit up from within unevenly like a jack’o'lantern Its guiding principle was the creation of a harmonious entity before various functions and roles differentiated. It is of an…
  • A Glamourous Pad on the California Coast

    Susan Kraemer
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Designed by Jonathan Segal, Lemperle Residence is a striking entertainer’s home overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California. The three-storey structure looks like a series of glass boxes set one atop the the other. Beautiful custom seating is simply low flat slabs of thick creamy-white cushions. On the ground floor, the public area includes a glassed-in walkway suggesting a pool. While atop it on the second floor the master bedroom overlooks the ocean from above. A must for any luxury master suite, its bath overlooks the ocean. Behind it, in the masculine all-wood bathroom a…
  • Design Dilemma: Decorating with Dark Hardwood Floors

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:48 am
    Traditional Kitchen by Arnold Architects & Building Designers Cunningham Welsh Architects LLC Dark hardwood floors have been in vogue for several years now, but the problem is that many of us still haven’t figured out how to show them off to best effect. Yes, dark hardwood floors can feel elegant and sophisticated but they also can feel… dark. Pair dark wood floors with dark heavy furniture and you could be in for a very gloomy existence. So if you’ve got dark hardwood floors, or are contemplating getting them, here’s what you should keep in mind to prevent the…
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  • A Dessert for Every Season

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    Words and desserts by Andrea Goh | Photography by Franz Navarrete | Art Direction by Hosanna Swee & Melody Tan If I had to absolutely pick just one season, it would be Fall. I call it the season of inspiration. It is the most colorful season of the year, the best-dressed and a period where many fall in love. Caramelized pears atop a warm moist vanilla cake is one of the best comfort dessert to enjoy during autumn. I dream of hot chocolate, the marigold flames of a (non-existent) fireplace whenever December arrives. When the thunderstorms hit as it often does during year end, I close my…
  • Class Alert: The Art of Visual Storytelling

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Class Alert: The Art of Visual Story Telling by Irene Hoofs Racking your brain for creative content to post on your blog or social media platforms? Squeezing your creative juices dry to grow visitors on your corner of the Internet? Envying photos on blogs that look amazing, but don't have Photoshop skills at your fingertips? Fret no more, we have a class just for you! Join us for a 4-hour crash course taught by our very own Irene Hoofs from Bloesem Blogs, where she will go over all the tips and tricks of how to create online content for your blogs or other forms of social media like…
  • Somethings I liked this week

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:10 am
    I spy the Bococo cushions in this gorgeous apartment..  This vinyl sticker "headboard" .. Tailor made food.. Beautiful hallway console by TuckBox Ideas for your bedside nightstand.. Paper mobiles designed by Bruno Munari.. what inspiration.. Frangelico + coffee no-churn ice cream( and ice cream sandwiches) DIY Rope magazine holder This peforated leather tote.. Other than the wonderful watercolor and shibori classes that have been going on (what a great turn out!) we have also been wrapping up the second issue of the Bloesem Gazette! On stands soon... okay not stands but this issue…
  • We're in Stationery heaven

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm
    It's not a surprise that we are all in love with stationery and going to the art store is just one of the best things yet. Rows and rows of craft supplies, paper and much more... heaven. RMM has everything that is anything under the broad category of stationery. From art books, to pencils, to calendars, even travel maps, and these paper lamps too which tecnically are homewares which they carry too! See they have everything. My favorite has got to be their annual calendars.. 2013's Owlendar is pure genius.. and 2014's calendar comes in the shape of a whale.. can't wait to…
  • Plating like a pro

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    Foodies, here is someone who will teach you a thing or two about plating and about taking drool-worthy photos! #BinstaGood .. Follow Nana on instagram.. Bloesem and Zara S.  on instagram
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  • In Mumbai, A Major Staircase Statement (2Modern)
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Attention-getting staircases aren’t exactly a novel concept in contemporary architecture, but, by any measure, this ultra refined apartment scheme offers up one of the more astonishing staircase designs in recent memory. Aiming to create vertical continuity between each of the 3 duplex apartments that comprise a 6-story family home in the city of Mumbai, India, the architectural firm of Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop arrived at an ingenious visual device, both practical and esthetically compelling—with a staircase that’s as much art piece as segue. Occupying the heart…
  • Wooden Para Hammock (2Modern)
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Summer may be on the wane, but our fingers are crossed for plenty more hammock-worthy days on tap before winter arrives in earnest. The L.A. furniture studio 4th Period Workshop has its own novel (and quite handsome) take on the traditional fabric or canvas hammock, having fashioned their Para Hammock from, surprisingly enough, wood. Designer Chaffee Graham has hand crafted a strong and flexible surface area by weaving together 700 walnut wood tiles and strands of paracord, a combination that appears to have yielded an inviting,  refined alternative to the makeshift…
  • Behind the Design: Shannon Lester of Steel Life (2Modern)
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Earlier this week we briefly introduced three new American brands as part of our series on emerging modern makers. Today we hear more from one of them. Shannon Lester, founder of Steel Life, oversees a collection of modern steel planters that are handcrafted in Bend, Oregon, using local talent. Steel Life’s designs have been featured in magazines like Dwell and Sunset, and Shannon lets us in on the story behind Steel Life’s success. :: How did you get into design of furniture / home goods?  How did you go about learning the skills?With a degree in Landscape…
  • 2Modern Exclusive: Dramatic Designs by SENTIENT (2Modern)
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The word sentient—defined as being in a highly sensitized or conscious state—may ultimately be the most apt description of the Brooklyn design studio SENTIENT. In operation for more than two decades, SENTIENT designs and fabricates a range of highly original furniture, distinguished by tactile richness and visual power. Reclaimed oak, Icelandic lambswool, and sustainably sourced American black walnut are amongst the materials that SENTIENT leverages—along with expert craftsmanship and imaginative detailing—to dramatic, often unexpected effect. SENTIENT’s compelling work,…
  • Kawa Porcelain Vessels from Souda (2Modern)
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The young Brooklyn design studio Souda has been making a name for itself with a thoughtful range of products in which process and form are inextricably linked. Their Kawa Procelain series, for instance, designed by Luft Tanaka, one of the three principals who comprise Souda, is the result of “an ongoing investigation into the process of batch-production that yields one-of-a-kind results.” Which is to say, the designer has traded in traditional plaster molds, which produce identical vessels, for reusable leather molds—ensuring that each resulting porcelain form is rendered…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Zillow Highlights Jordan Iverson

    Michael Landfair
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Jordan Iverson Contact Architecture, General Contracting, Interior Design, Home Building, Eugene, ORWebsite: Hey! Thanks for stopping by. Jordan Iverson Signature Homes is dedicated to designing and building innovative, elegant and efficient homes while also providing you with personal service along the way.He has a passion for design and grew up learning about construction and design from his dad who has been a respected local builder for more than 30 years.Many of Jordan's homes offer a fusion of modern and traditional design elements, materials and…
  • Two Oregon Companies Highlighted By Zillow

    Michael Landfair
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The first company highlighted by Zillow is:All Oregon Landscaping Contact General Contracting, Landscaping, Other, Sherwood, ORWebsite: http://www.alloregon.comAt All Oregon Landscaping, we understand that your home is a reflection of you; therefore it's important who you choose to work with. All Oregon Landscaping is a family owned business in existence for 23+ years. Our design team and project management team has over 100 years of experience. We have an installation staff of 20 individuals who have worked on the simplest projects to the multimillion dollar projects. Our designers know that…
  • Selling Your Home? Get it Ready- Get it Sold!

    Michael Landfair
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    From All Things Real Estate PDX, I found this article written by my friend Staci Byers.REAL ESTATE ARTICLESBy all things real estate | February 26, 20140 CommentsDeciding to sell your home can often be stressful, and the steps needed to get the home ready to sell may seem daunting – but they don’t have to be, according to Staci Byers.Staci is a local Interior Designer behind small business Ready to Sell PDX, and aims to take the stress out of getting your home ready to sell.“Buyers respond to houses that look like a home, a place they can see themselves in – where they…
  • Houzz Tour: Baroque Minimalism in New Jersey

    Michael Landfair
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:37 pm
  • Want to Maximize the Natural Lighting in Your Home? Here's How

    Michael Landfair
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    People joke about man-caves, but it’s no joke when you can’t see them. Older homes tend to have too few windows, dark corners and narrow hallways that could lighten up. Newer homes have more windows, but usually not in the places they’re needed, like dark hallways and corners. Natural light has so many benefits to our emotional and physical health, that it’s a disservice to live in dark caves. Natural light gives us better concentration, a peppier step and Vitamin D. So, let’s get those dark shadows outta there and maximize your natural light.Add WindowsThere are walls in every…
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  • Vacationing With Charles and Camilla

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
       If you have ever wanted to vacation where Prince Charles and his bride Camilla live – there actually are several options to do so when choosing your next holiday.   Prince Charles at Birkhall, his Scottish estate Besides his official residence at Clarence House and his country house at Highgrove, England’s Prince of Wales has several other houses where he lives out his royal life.   One is his grandmother’s former summer vacation house – Birkhall – which is on the Queen’s Balmoral estate in Scotland.    And the other is his most unique…

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
      I am so excited to introduce readers to a Houston décor shop called Spaces For Home.  Owned by interior designer Susan Gay, this open-to-the-public showroom is conveniently located  inside the loop at 2439 Westheimer – between Kirby and Shepherd.  Spaces For Home is filled with decorative items with an emphasis on the unique and the original.  Their aesthetic runs the gamut from contemporary to classic and everything in between.   Running the shop and eager to help is the well-known DeWayne Formby – who brings along his friendly style and endless…
  • The Gray Door–Upstairs/Downstairs

    7 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    A few months ago, I showed photographs from The Gray Door antiques shop.   The owner, Donna Temple Brown, had recently moved her shop to Ferndale in Houston – taking over the property formerly owned by veteran antique dealer Laurence Anderson.  Anderson’s husband, Bill Anderson, is the architect who is responsible for many of the contemporary townhouses built in the Ferndale area, a chic cross section of homes and shops.  Anderson designed a combination house and antique store for his wife.   The shop was on the ground level, and their home was above – a…
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  • Long Barn Gardens

    Jane F
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    In England, a historic home distinguished by its 20th century garden designers, has been taken on by a new generation. From 1915 to 1930, British diplomat Harold Nicolson and his wife, the poet and writer Vita Sackville-West, lived on an eight acre property in Sevenoaks Weald, Kent, known as Long Barn. Sackville-West, who may be the most famous and revered gardener of the 20th century, also wrote an influential weekly gardening column for The Observer newspaper at the time. But when it came to creating gardens, the couple worked as a team. And while they are best known for the monumental…
  • Contemporary Bathroom Fireplaces

    Jane F
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Technology is changing many things in our homes. That also extends to the fireplace. Ours is an old-fashioned, hand-built wood burning hearth. But I’m fascinated by sleek, contemporary gas fireplaces I’ve seen on TV — notably on ABC’s Castle — and in magazines. These come in a variety of shapes and widths and can be placed in non-traditional spaces — like the center of a wall. Most impressive is a contemporary bathroom fireplace installed between the bedroom and bath, or in a wall over a bathtub. Because the bathroom remains such an unusual location, a fireplace will…
  • My LED Light Bulb Moment

    Jane F
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Finding the right LED light bulb became an exercise in absurdity this week. I thought I understood new lighting tech. Two of the ceiling lights in our TV room burned out a few days ago. And while that may sound like a domestic detail hardly worth noting, what with beheadings in the news and the ebola virus spreading, this one small event has taken on a larger significance. So I hope you will indulge me while I break today from talking about kitchen design or chair styles. I want to explore why changing a lightbulb now requires a 22-year investment, a magnifying glass to read the fine print,…
  • Conservatory Kitchens

    Jane F
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Conservatory kitchens can range from traditional to ultra modern — with or without glass roofs. More popular in Europe than in the U.S., conservatories are glass walled and ceilinged structures added onto a house as a garden or sun room.  They are synonymous with greenhouse rooms or sun porches. These days, with formality on the way out, the concept of a conservatory is easily applied to the kitchen and with spectacular results. This kitchen style is a BOGO — designed like a greenhouse by the way the ceiling and windows are configured. One lovely example is the English-inspired…
  • Attic Bedroom Accent Wall

    Jane F
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    A bedroom added in an attic is bound to be an interesting, unique space and a bonus for the house. One of the most dramatic transformations I’ve ever seen here was the Old-House Attic Master Suite our artist-decorator friend Amy built for herself and her husband. So I believe in attic bedrooms. We’ve presented other ideas for attic spaces but I think bedrooms are most important because, in addition to making the owners more comfortable, adding a bedroom increases the value of a house. But building a successful bedroom in an attic has its challenges. Roof lines can create short or…
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    Young House Love

  • That’s My Jamb

    John Petersik
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Hope you guys had an awesome Labor Day. We split time between family and house projects which is pretty much our sweet spot. This week is going to be especially hairy thanks to having book stuff nearly every day, but we did manage to eke out a few things to share and hope to be back to normal next week (might not be as on top of comments until then either). But back to my jamb. Or should I say my jambs? They don’t have casings yet, the leftover doorknobs will be upgraded to these backplated-versions, and one door still needs to be painted like whoa – but boy does it feel good to…
  • Chasing Waterfalls

    John Petersik
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Update: Happy Labor Day! We’ll be spending the holiday with family (and our laundry room) but we’ll be back on Tuesday with a post as usual. Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday! That’s right. You can call me T-Boz. Let’s talk about our new shelf in the laundry room, which is sporting a sweet arm band waterfall edge and some light natural stain. We deviated from our usual mocha stain choice because we were inspired by a few rooms we’ve seen with light cabinets and tile mixed with with natural wood to add some texture and warmth. Here’s a wider shot…
  • Fab Freebie: Wave Fair-well To Summer

    John Petersik
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    I have mixed feelings about the back to school season, but at least it brings some good sales with it. In fact Wayfair is giving away a $500 gift card to one of you guys – so you can take advantage of their Back to School sale, stock-up on items for next summer season, or grab just about any other decor, furniture, tools, and accessories under the sun. Oh sun… how I will miss thee… 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…
  • Teddy’s Birth Story

    Sherry Petersik
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    To everyone who has been asking about Teddy’s birth story, thanks for your patience. I like to let those things simmer a little while before I write about them (Clara’s took me almost a year thanks to all of the mixed emotions I had going on) but Teddy’s birth was a lot less scary and a lot more straightforward. Thank goodness! After going through such a traumatic first birth, nothing sounded better to me than a completely routine, scheduled, no-surprises-at-all delivery this time around – which it mostly was, for which I’m SO GRATEFUL. There were still a few…
  • It’s Like A Cable Knit Sweater On Our Wall

    John Petersik
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    That was my description after we got our tile up on the wall. And under-cabinet sweaters are something I can get behind. It seems like just last week we were installing laundry room tile (oh yeah, because we were), but this time around we got to break out the tile we bought a while back for the wall behind our washer and dryer. Suddenly the room feels a lot more upgraded than the blank box that we started with, and it only took 13 sheets of tile to do it. Try to ignore the unfinished shelf /counter since it’s half done (still needs to be stained/sealed/installed, so we’ll tackle…
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  • Renee Dahl: Barbie’s BFF

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    For the NY Times piece, I had interviewed Renee Dahl. I felt the article didn’t really cover the world that IS Renee Dahl in any real way – a world devoted to Barbie – and its meaning to society as a whole (the article was about the Hamptons’ …
  • A Refuge of Natural Light

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    My first feature for the New York Times came out online today and will be in the Metro section of the New York Times tomorrow. But you can read it here by downloading it as a pdf. Here are some …
  • A Little Something For The Citiots!

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Spotted at Carvel in Bridgehampton, NY.
  • Douchebag Revolution (Hamptons Style)

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    This was originally published in East Hampton Patch. It’s official.  Douchebag spotters has gone viral.  And it has competitors.  It seems that locals have had enough and we are not going to take it anymore.  The internet is the perfect venue to spew everything …
  • Unlocked

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    In a dreamless sleep I shall leave crumbs on the sill. You betrayed my love. Yet. I will keep the window Unlocked.
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    The Finishing Touch

  • What Makes Super Signature Wood Blinds

    Evie Sweeten
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re mildly obsessed with blinds like us, you’ll most likely share in our excitement of Signature 2 1/2″ Wood Blinds! These blinds are made of premium basswood in colors and stains to match our other signature products. This new product has all the same colors and stains other signature products, plus four extra colors. There are 42 decorative tapes to accent the natural stains of the wood blinds. The larger slats give a cleaner view when pulled up and a trapezoidal bottom rail for the tightest slat closure. Options available to upgrade your blinds include loop…
  • Blogs We Love: Live Laugh Decorate

    Evie Sweeten
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ever come across a home design blog that is just so breathtaking you instantly want every room pictured? I can’t lie, that happened to me when I saw The blog is run by Nicole and Debbie of Nicole White Designs who are self proclaimed “design-crazed divas”. They post examples of clients’ homes and design advice for how to work trends into your own decor.  The best part though has to be the E-Design service. You send pictures of your room and they send you back a design board, complete shopping guide/source list for items selected and budget…
  • Easy DIY Labor Day Craft How to

    Evie Sweeten
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    With a much needed three day weekend approaching, what could be a better reason to make decorations? This Labor Day use some things laying around the house for an easy DIY centerpiece. This fun DIY comes from She made it after realizing she didn’t have anything vintage to bring to a party. She got this done with just enough time to spare, and you can too. There are two different ways to do this project.  One way is to paint an old shutter, which will ensure that end product will look exactly the way you want. The other way is to wrap a flag around the shutter…
  • Color Crush: Deep Teal

    Abigail Sawyer
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    We love the look of dark walls, but taking this dramatic plunge has been a bit to intimidating for us. If you want to step out of your design comfort zone, but not quite that far, try our new favorite hue, deep teal. This rich color is dark and high-contrast, but not quite as cold and moody as wall-to-wall black. Deep teal is vibrant, but not over powering, and somehow makes everything feel more cozy. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for decorating with deep teal. Cozy Blue Bedrooms The jewel-like hue has a bit of an Edwardian feel, so these ornate furnishings fit right in. Via Decoist.
  • 18 Ways to Decorate with Hanging Branches

    Abigail Sawyer
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Hanging branches, how we love thee. Let us count the ways. We first saw this look in a bedroom featured on Emily Henderson’s blog, and wondered how we had never thought of it before! It’s simple, inexpensive and crazy versatile. In summer it’ll look like beachy driftwood, in winter like a bare frosty limb. The best thing about this project? At most all you’ll have to do is trim some twigs and tie on string. Go for the spray paint if you’re feeling really crazy. All this being said, hanging branches are the perfect look for the summer-to-fall transition time.
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    The Office Stylist

  • Tim Mosher’s Masculine Chic Home Office Space {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    All photos courtesy of Ted Thorton. Describe the office space to us: For interior designer Lindsay Pennington, designing an office for a Los Angeles-based music composer came easily, as the client was her husband, Tim Mosher. The office is located in Laurel Canyon, just up the street from the musically rich Sunset Strip. Because the space is both... View full post > Related posts: Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Pop’s of Pink + Feminine Chic-Shannon Claire’s Home Office Space Design for Mankind’s Ultra Modern Chic Home Office
  • Behind-the-scenes of Movember’s Brand New U.S. Headquarters {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
      Interview with Mark Hedstrom, Country Director for Movember US Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? Movember wanted to design an inspiring place for its team to come to work. With one of Movember’s values being innovation, the design and casual working areas encourage staff to think differently and challenge the... View full post > Related posts: TRO Jung|Brannen Headquarters The Amazingly Fun Snagajob Headquarters Kahler Slater Headquarters
  • Office Transformation Series: The Poppin. Effect

    Sarah Weiner
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    After a lot of hard work and a few broken nails, WORK. is finally complete. I am so thrilled of how the office turned out. So, without further ado, I am sharing with all of you the transformation in a ‘Office Transformation Series’. I will highlight a few of my favorite DIY projects and accessories... View full post > Related posts: Steel Tanker Desk Transformation What’s in The Office Stylist’s Work Bag? NEW SERIES Smoke Series by Maarten Baas for Moooi
  • How to Design a Dark Office That’s Chic

    Sarah Weiner
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Don’t be scared of dark colors in an office space. Yes, I talk a lot about brightening an office, but that shouldn’t mean you have to stay 100 feet away from darker shades. In fact, I love black and navy A LOT. If you ever saw me in the office, I most likely will be... View full post > Related posts: Reader question: How to Have Dark Colors in your Office without it Seeming Gothic Lighten up that DARK workspace Stylishly Chic Home Office Makeover
  • How Turnstone’s Campfire Collection Is Changing The Way We Work

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The once daunting and uninviting conference tables of my parent’s generation are a thing of the past. Companies big and small are now starting to recognize that an inviting work culture is an important factor in an employee’s well-being. Ping Pong tables and large kitchens in corporate offices are not only encouraged by the emerging... View full post > Related posts: Want the LUX look for less? Target’s got a new collection for you… Spiritually Chic with the New Deepak Chopra + Rachel Roy Collection Futuristic Furniture Design: Capsule Collection
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  • Bath to School – Get Your Bathroom in Fall Shape

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Back to school is the time of year to get a fresh start. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils and new packs of paper are great reminders to organize your home for the year ahead. Out of all the rooms that need a little love, why not start with the bathroom? An organized bathroom makes for less stressful mornings and close calls at the bus stop. Turn over a new leaf this September with these products guaranteed to enhance, organize and beautify the bath. DUNA – Sonia Marked by a sinuous wave texture, DUNA creates a relaxing ambiance. A polished stainless steel handle gently flows along the…
  • National Candy Month

    27 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Although National Candy Month is coming to a close, we’re feeling sweet, not sour. That’s because we’ve taken a trip to the candy shop to find designs certain to sweeten up any room year round. With bright colors and shapes to delight the eyes and taste buds, look no further than this colorful array of our favorite candy-inspired products. Vola faucet Arne Jacobson’s iconic faucet isn’t just a bathroom fixture – it’s a part of design history. An updated classic with 15 vibrant colors straight out of the jelly bean jar, we can’t help but feel elated at the sight of this sweet…
  • Natural Beauty

    9 Jun 2014 | 2:41 pm
      Whether animal, vegetable, or mineral, some of the greatest design inspiration comes from Mother Nature herself. Designs made from natural materials are a wonderful way to evoke nature’s serenity and grace while bringing nature’s beauty indoors. For your editorial consideration, here are some of our favorite products for the home featuring natural materials. Stone Forest | Veneto Pedestal Inspired by classic Italian design, this striking, barrel-shaped vessel is carved from single blocks of multi-color onyx. The sculpture includes a cavity in the back that can accommodate a light…
  • Iconic Brands: VOLA

    22 May 2014 | 4:44 pm
    VOLA. It’s not just a faucet; it’s a piece of design history. Possibly the most imitated faucet design on the market today, the VOLA designed by Arne Jacobsen has become a classic design symbol. Today, more than 40 years later, the iconic design is still chosen by young architects for their new buildings. Here’s a look at VOLA’s fascinating design evolution and legacy. In 1961, after winning a competition for his design of the National Bank of Denmark, Danish architect/designer Arne Jacobsen was contacted by Verner Overgaard, owner of VOLA A/S, a well established Danish company…
  • MGS unviels new products at Salone Del Mobile

    16 May 2014 | 1:00 am
    MGS has been a brand we have admired for some time. The company’s stainless steel fixtures merge Italian luxury, style and sophisticated design with the accuracy and attention to detail of Swiss engineering, precision manufacturing and uncompromising standards. Creating architectural plumbing fixtures for kitchens, bathrooms and outdoors, MGS represents the perfect harmony of aesthetics and technology. This year at Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week 2014, MGS opened the doors to its new showroom in the heart of Milan and debuted its latest product collections for Europe and the North…
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Hill and Holler Dinner with Jackson Browne

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    I've watched different dinners happen over the past year at the "roving Farm Dinner" event called Hill and Holler in Charlottesville. Not a far drive but long enough that it would take something special to get me there. This event was special enough that I pulled the trigger - Dave Mathew's Farm, Bleinheim vineyards, Environmental Working Group for the non-profit, Kyle Bailey from Birch & Barley in DC and none other than Jackson Browne for a private concert! We rented a limo and off we went! It was an interesting selection of wine, beers and ciders from both Blenheim, King…
  • Dining at Hartwood in Tulum

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    Dinner on the Beach in TulumAlthough it was hard to venture away from Casa Yakunah and the fabulous food from Antonio our chef. One afternoon we went into town for some shopping and then stopped at Hartwood. This restaurant is the brain child of Eric Werner and partner Mya from New York. I love that they picked up and left the city for Tulum. What a beautiful place! The restaurant is an open air style - no traditional kitchen here only wood stoves and prep tables. Look at this sketch May did for the concept: sketch from the selby.comHabernero pineapple…
  • Bridget Beari in Tulum Mexico

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    I am thrilled to show you one of the most exciting Bridget Beari projects, Casa Yakunah. I designed the interior of this private home in Tulum Mexico. The house is located 2 hours south of Cancun in the biosphere reserve called the Sian K'aan. This section of land is surround by the Caribbean on one side and the lagoon on the other. It is a stunning piece of property. The house was designed by Mexican architect from Cancun. We had many challenges between the Mexican architect, the American designer and the Italian contractor plus most of the workers…
  • Bridget Beari Back Room Sale!

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Look what we have at the Bridget Beari Back Room! Zebra stool for $175.00What a steal!A great accent for any room! Use it in a foyer under a console….Use it in a closet…..Use it at the base of the bedroom …...Come see us at the West End Antique Mall for all the cool Bridget Beari items. Happy Designing ……
  • 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…
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    2 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    The other day I was driving down a street here in Los Culver City I think.  I noticed a jet black building for rent...commercial space right on a corner across from a gas station.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    COCOCOZY pillows and rug at Lotus Bleu in San Francisco! (above) Got this picture from Amy from Lotus Bleu in San Francisco.  A cute gray, white and blue vignette featuring three COCOCOZY... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Designed by Juan Montoya, this Dominican Republic home screams all things tropical and all things Caribbean.  The indoor outdoor spaces, the dark rich woods and bamboo, the views of the ocean... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    With Labor Day almost here (the unofficial end of summer) and life getting back to the normal non-summer hustle and bustle, I am wistfully thinking of summer days.  The summer went too fast.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    I like the idea of mixing surfaces...wood, brick, cement, stone, quartz all in one space.  An example of this mixed surface design is in the open floor plan great room of a home in Malvern,... [[ 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 Insane?

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    By Maria Bayer   DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach    We’ve all heard Einstein’s definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. I don’t know about you, but when I’m looking for good advice, I seek out smart people – like Einstein, for example. Arguably, he was one of the smartest people in our country’s history. So [...]
  • Light Pollution And How It Affects You

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    By Pat Price   DSU Client Services   Have you ever thought about light pollution? When I was young, we could look up at the night sky and be amazed at the thousands of stars. We could spot the Big Dipper, the Milky Way and shapes in the night sky. Today, things have changed…you might look up and only see the reflection [...]
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    Simplified Bee

  • Pretty Pink Roses :: The Bouqs Company

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Flowers bring a fresh, natural beauty to any space. Through color, size and texture floral arrangements are a terrific decor accessory to help set a room’s mood. So when Bouqs, the premium online floral delivery service asked if I’d like to review a bouquet for myself, it was a no-brainer. I selected a dozen long stem pink roses called Sweetness. Sweet indeed! Like most of Bouqs flowers, they were grown at the foot of a mineral rich volcano in South America and arrive a few days later at my front door. Here are the pretty pink roses in my daughter’s new flamingo room. So…
  • Friday Finds :: Labor Day Sales 2014

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.   Awe Labor Day. Hard to believe it’s here. Soon the leaves will fall, days will get shorter and cooler temperatures will settle in. To soften the blow of summer’s end a little retail therapy may be in order. And best yet, this weekend is a great time to snatch up that pair of shoes, table lamp or hand bag you’ve been swooning over. SALES NOT TO BE MISSED… Lulu & Georgia // 25% off using promo code LABORDAY25 // love,…
  • Darling Pink Peonies Picnic Birthday Party

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
      Pink peonies are favorite, so I had to share this adorable picnic birthday party of little Mila I spotted on Pinterest. How cute are the little gold crowns on each chair, fringe streamers and diy pinata letters spelling out the birthday girl’s name?! Love the little biodegradable  birch wood plates from eco-gecko topped with kumquats. And check out those gorgeous pink peonies in full bloom. Donuts instead of cake or cupcakes? Why not. At the end of the table a pair of drink dispensers from Pottery Barn are placed for guests to serve themselves. So simple.   Adorable right?
  • My #ZeviaStyle & Contest

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    As you know, I’m a Zevia fan. So when I was asked to participate in their #ZeviaStyle campaign and show how Zevia fits into my unique style. I was pleased to do so. My pic shows my fresh, eclectic and multi-layered home decor style. The image also includes a punch of color, pattern and texture that also communicate my personal style. I couldn’t decide which Zevia flavor I like best, so included a variety. Zevia would like to see what makes you an original too and are currently running #ZeviaStyle contest that anyone can enter. It’s really quite simple. Zevia  would like you…
  • Friday Find :: Dip Dyed Pillows by Nine Space

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Awe, it’s Friday! Today’s decor find is some very chic dip dye pillows. The dip dyed design is trending and looks great mixed with other patterns as I’ve done in my own home with this cute blue one. The soft cotton pillow covers come in four bright colors and are super affordable too at only $38 – available at Nine Space. I know … you need one for yourself! happy decorating, cristin *Nine Space sent me product for this review. All thoughts are my own as always!    The post Friday Find :: Dip Dyed Pillows by Nine Space appeared first on Simplified Bee.
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Black Sinks and Tubs

    Trudy Crane
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Black and white bathrooms are such a classic look but black sinks or tubs is a really bold choice. Not always easy to maintain but incredibly stunning there may be a tradeoff to do not put one in your kitchen or bathroom until you are sure! Having a white sink on a dark counter or a white tub with a black base though is a good way to compromise and get the look. The washstand look of some of these sinks is also a fun new way to go in a more casual space.  Enjoy! Trudy xx via:,,,…
  • Floral Walls

    Trudy Crane
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:34 pm
    I am loving wallpaper these days and this floral wallpaper is so pretty...almost traditional but used in the right way it adds a quirky, retro feel to a room. I think floral paper looks best with other patterns..not too much floral in one space but I love the way it has been done in the first photo. Bright on the chair with a gorgeous botanical on the wall and a pretty botanical in the frame. Very sweet. Enjoy! Trudy xx   via;  Follow my blog with Bloglovin
  • Sag Harbor Home

    Trudy Crane
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Love this home from Lonny Magazine that is pretty much a beach house dream. All light and airy with plenty of white up to the beams and down to the floor. Rustic touches with a little nautical add the cottage feel to this Sag Harbour hideaway. The back of the house with the pool really does it for me...great spot to spend a weekend. Have a lovely weekend!! Photographed by Virginia Rollison Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Lonny - go here to see more photos of this great home   Photographed by Virginia Rollison    
  • Beautiful Mirrors Over Furniture

    Trudy Crane
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    I hang or lean mirrors all over my house and I have at least one mirror in every room.  I find it adds light, reflection and a bit of shine. I really love hanging mirrors over consoles or buffets or any kind of furniture really. I never hang my mirrors too high as I want them to be part of the grouping below as you can see in the first photo....which is in my dining room. I also love it when the mirror is really large compared to the furniture it is hanging above. Super tall or as wide as the furniture it makes a statement every time and is always a focal point in the room.  Linking…
  • Renovation Redux

    Trudy Crane
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    This wonderful 90 year old home needed a major renovation that no one wanted to tackle. Eventually bought by a young family with many craftsmen in the family to help them along the way.  They did a lovely job keeping some of the original features and changing when necessary. The hallway tile that was moved from another room in the house is from the 20's and vintage lamps, mirrors and furniture are found throughout the space. Love the olive tree in the hallway! Foto: Anna Kern- go and see the amazing photos on her site Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country…
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    BLOG - Franki Durbin

  • Key Pieces: The Iconic Black Bag...

    franki durbin
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Whenever someone asks for my assistance shopping for bags, I instinctively guide them towards my favorite black totes. Why? I feel this is a foundation piece that every woman needs to own. Supple black leather and gold hardware will take you from cafe to conference table any day of the week in any city in the world. It is the black Benz of handbags; a classic everyone should own. Now, before you start shaking your head, understand that the classic black bag comes in many forms and price brackets. Tory Burch makes lambskin bags every bit as well as the next designer. Should you choose to…
  • Color Crush: Necessary Neutrals...

    franki durbin
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    It's definitely a "between the seasons" moment right now. The southern heat makes fall seem like a distant fantasy, but one look at the calendar says September is right around the corner. Regardless of what those magazines tell me I'm just not prepared to inject autumn decor into my space when I'm still holding tight to my summer fun. In light of this, I'm craving neutrals and aged metallics everywhere I look. A linen pillow here, whitewashed planks there and a bit of gold (as per usual) to luxe it up a bit. Surely next month I'll feel differently, but for now, let's keep this summer…
  • Shop the Look: Tamara Mellon's Sleek Manhattan Apartment...

    franki durbin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Photo of Tamara Mellon's Manhattan Apartment via Harpers Bazaar. Artwork by Guido Mocafico We can't think of anyone who radiates sex appeal quite like high-heeled fashion mogul Tamara Mellon. With all the controversy surrounding her sultry Manhattan apartment designed by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, it seemed the perfect time to reflect upon what makes this space so intriguing. But first... can we have a moment to reflect upon the good old days when she & her million dollar designer were besties and this penthouse was her proud sexy high rise perch? It was an icon meets tastemaker…
  • Color Crush: Pale Rose...

    franki durbin
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    Nude has turned to blush has evolved into a delicious shade of pale rose. The newest iteration of the color is decidedly more pink and incredibly feminine. It wows in ways that nude cannot. It is a bit less ambiguous than blush - which often straddles the line between apricot and beige. Pale rose looks gorgeous as a blouse, fabulous as a shoe and perfect as a lipstick. What I love most...? It goes FABULOUSLY with black. The question isn't if you'll wear it... it's how will you wear it?SHOP THE SHADE{images via // via // via // via // via }
  • Icons: Ford's Focus...

    franki durbin
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Last night I read an interesting interview with Tom Ford via esquire. He dishes on fatherhood, his loathing of short pants, the importance of maintaining tight abs and other tidbits. Here are a few of my choice quotes:"The most important thing a man can do is exercise and maintain his weight. Because that’s the key to looking youthful."I liked that one because it applies to all humans. Exercise adds color to your face and delivers that natural glow better than any NARS product possibly could. "I don’t shout. Shouting is wasted energy. It embarrasses people in front of…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • Design Ideas And Practical Uses For Corner Kitchen Cabinets

    Simona Ganea
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    Want to make the most of your kitchen? Then don’t waste any space. Corner kitchen cabinets are great at that. They can placed in areas that usually remain empty, so-called dead spaces and they can serve a variety of functions. For starters, they add extra storage space to your kitchen. Then there are also other ways in which they can be useful.Built-in Microwave and TV.Don’t put the microwave oven on the counter. It takes up a lot of space. Instead, maybe you can integrate it into your corner cabinet design and, while you’re at it, maybe you can find some room for a TV in…
  • Organizing Hats: 10 Easy Tips & Tricks

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    Whether it’s a personal hat collection full of vintage pieces, your son’s vast array of baseball caps or your own assortment of sun hats to knitted beauties, these accessories can surely be a pain to organize and keep at bay. You either begin to not find what you need or lose to the constant battle of chaos. So, we’ve compiled 10 easy tips and tricks for organizing hats and getting your closet in tip-top shape.1. Collage Display.If you’ve got a collection of prized or vintage pieces, use them as fun wall art. Whether it’s the dining room, hallway or your home…
  • A Flexible Design Transforms A Studio Into A Work And Study Paradise

    Simona Ganea
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    An apartment that measures only 33 square meters located in Moscow was completely transformed by the architects of Ruetemple who gave it a dynamic makeover focusing on the user’s needs and lifestyle. The studio is a cube-shaped shape divided into two levels but with the top floor too low to stand in.They designed the space for two students and gave it a playful and very practical new look. The apartment is now ideal for both studying and recreation. The work area is situated downstairs and is a fixed space while the recreation are is more dynamic.The architects came up with a design for…
  • How You Can Make The Tub-Shower Combo Work For Your Bathroom

    Simona Ganea
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    Should you have a tub in your bathroom or should it be a shower? Why choose when you can have both? Don’t even concern yourself with the lack of space. There are lots of ways in which you can make this combination work in small and large bathrooms alike plus, the tub shower combo is actually very practical from a spatial standpoint.The shower can be designed to serve as a walk-through to the tubChoosing the layout.There are several possibilities to choose from. One of them is to have the shower in the tub, a perfect option for small bathrooms. Another possibility is to have them…
  • DIY Tree Trunk Planter

    Chelsea Mohrman
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    Succulents are quite the trendy plant right now, but the best part about them is their versatility when it comes to planting. There are tons of options for planting them in all sorts of places, including this rustic yet colorful log planter! Complete with a two toned look this is a great little accessory that adds a little green to a table top or shelf vignette.Tree Trunk Planter Supplies:4 or 5 inch wide tree trunk (by at least 5 inches high)2 inch forstner drill bitdrill (hand drill will go but drill press may be preferable for precision)thick grit sand paper or sanding blockpainter’s…
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    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy

  • Zebra Patterned Decor

    Jon Peters
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy   It’s often said that life imitates art, and there’s nothing more full of life than exotic animals from around the world.  Everything from crocodiles and pythons to leopards and chinchillas have been replicated and infused into the interior design, home décor, and fashion worlds.  In some extremely sad cases, poachers and hunters have killed these beautiful animals for the sake of selling their skins in order to create these products, but these days more and more people are rallying around anti-cruelty when it comes to exotic…
  • For Rent: Modern Marvel

    Jon Peters
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy Vacation is probably one of the only things in life that restores my sanity.  I’m super passionate about traveling, even if it’s just a weekend trip to another city or state.  Currently I’m staying with friends while visiting Hawaii, but also checking out the West Coast when I get back to the “main land”.  Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle are all on my list of stops before returning to the East Coast.  When it comes to travel preparations, it’s awesome when you have friends or relatives to stay with, but sometimes you just…
  • Violet Color Trend

    Jon Peters
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy A major color trend that has been emerging over the past few weeks is shades of violet.  Everything from wallpaper to bedding, paint colors and rugs has been appearing in this lovely shade of purple.  Perhaps the home décor and interior design world is enamored with violet as a result of Pantone’s Color of the Year ‘Radiant Orchid’.  Either way, this color is sure to appear in new introductions at market and eventually making its way through the home décor and fashion worlds. Known as a more feminine color for the home, violet is the…
  • Modern Malibu Home

    Jon Peters
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy Real estate mogul Kurt Rappaport’s is a picture-perfect vision of the quintessential Malibu mansion. From stunning vistas and indoor-outdoor living spaces to fresh, streamlined interiors and one-of-a-kind décor and art pieces, this home is absolutely something special. I’ll be in Los Angeles in a few days and I always really enjoy doing the “tacky tourist” stuff like seeing the Hollywood sign and star homes. Beverly Hills has a ton of celebrity mansions, but none of them seem as serene or seamless with the outdoors as Kurt’s slice of…
  • Jean-Louis Deniot

    Jon Peters
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy Ever since seeing the beautifully designed metallic kitchen with silver cabinet doors, I’ve become enamored with Parisian interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot. Deniot’s flare for mixing mid-century pieces with sophisticated heirlooms to create eclectic looks that are more historically glam than they are on trend.  Graduating from college in 2000 and immediately opening his first design firm, Jean-Louis has evolved over the last 14 years and has grown to a team of 15 people, including his sister who helps him run the business today.
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    Renée Finberg ' TELLS ALL ' in her blog of her Adventures in Design

  • Window Boxes & Faux Balconies

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    window boxes, faux balconiesI adore window boxes and false balconies!!!Adding window boxes filled with flowers can radically change the facade of a building.Beacon Hill in Bostonwindow boxes, faux balconiesI think the window boxes mounted on the second story adds charm to this already pretty home.There is no limit to what you can use.Just fill with flowering plants and mount to a wall, door , or a window.window boxes, faux balconiesThis really says "NYC SPRING"window boxes, faux balconiesFaux BalconyWhat could do more for a structure than a faux balcony? Faux BalconyI have found a…
  • I Need A Rock

    11 Jun 2014 | 3:55 am
    It is finally beginning to warm up...there are signs of life ....the trees are sprouting tiny chartreuse leaves.The forsythia are just now starting to bloom.The tulips are beyond confusedAnd so am I. Last Thursday I went sailing with a friend and it was beyond divine.Not a cloud in the sky.Sun.Warmth.I really thought that I had died and gone to girl JOEYYes.It was a good day.One of the best that I have had since my move here. The next day I worked in the yard with my motherand it was a typically dismal and chilly.We mulched, raked leaves and planted.The very next day was…
  • Barn Doors & Barn Door Hardware

    27 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    Barn Doors & Barn Door HardwareI have a long time love affair going on....with barn doors.When I used this concept in a job 10 years ago,it was hell to find the hardware.At the bottom of this post you will find the source for thesebarn doors & the hardware.It is a great site.There is a great selections of barn doorson this site.Use your imagination.....where would you use a BARN DOOR?Do you like barn doors ?And if you do....Where would you used a barn door?Have a great week.Rustica Hardware...WOW. What a source!!! Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her Blog of her…
  • An Artists Retreat In Bolinas California

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    I was watching a expose on a community in California called Bolinas.When I googled images for Bolinas California up popped this artists retreat.I was wow'd out by the interiors so I have posted the home in Bolinas.I found out who the designer was and it was a mother daughter team from Truckee Nevada.Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe?I have. My Dad had 2 restaurants on the Lake.It is amazing there....the area truly is kissed by G-d.Well, Truckee Nevada is right outside of Tahoe....on the way to Reno.Truckee is the town where this mother daughter team have their design…
  • Late Snow In Maine

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    It seems as though summer will never come.We have had temps in the 20's all week.The Mainer's assure me that this has been a horrible winter and that it is a rare one as well.In March I was really wondering if I could tolerate these Maine winters.But alas......the memory of summer,and the hope of a Maine summer keeps me going.Yes.Summer in Maine is that magical.I love every day of it.ArcadiaThe lilacs will soon arrive.The deep green will arrive.And my favorite summer flower.....the poppy will come too!!! Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her Blog of her Adventures in Design, Boca Raton…
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    Interior Design Style Blog

  • Different types of lighting for a home

    Interior Design Style
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    When choosing lights for the home it can be a daunting task as there are so many styles, shapes and colours to choose from. However this daunting task can be made easier for you through this simple guide by Meteor Electrical to provide you with a bit more knowledge about each type of light.”. An incandescent light is the most well-known bulb as it is commonly recognised as the standard light bulb. These lights typically burn up electricity so that the filament within the bulb can heat up so that the light can be produced. These lights are typically known to last for approximately…
  • Modern Metallics for Interior Design

    Interior Design Style
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Metallic accents in the home are one of the biggest interior design trends this season, and they can be used in many different ways. From adding a touch of glam to giving a classy style, you’ll find that metal can be added to any room design to make it much better. There are all kinds of ways you can do this as well, so there’s certainly no shortage of options. Here are just a few of the most popular ways to add metallic materials to your property: Mirror, mirror For many, adding a mirror with a metal frame to your room is one of the most obvious ways to incorporate a bit of metal.
  • Peaceful Treasury

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Treasury from: DSG Peaceful Bright Book Throw Pillow From: DSG $32.66 Arm Chair with Buttons in Linen French Yellow From: DSG $269.02 Dreaming Tree Red From: Art $37.99 Handwoven basket unique container golden Danish From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $24.00 Unique fiberart book journal cover textured yellow From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $33.00 Microsuede Pillow From: DSG $27.99 Ikea Eivor Cirkel Rug 2 From: Ikea $249.99 Upholstered Red Paisley Chair From: DSG $299.99 Extreme Close-up of Red Rose From: Art $19.99 Oval Gardening Basket, Wood From: DSG $33.68…

    Interior Design Style
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There’s so much talk of late about 3D printing, what with the first proper branded commercially available and affordable 3D printer recently being born. Many of the conversations concern whether or not the industry will be economically viable, what the moral implications are for potential of making obsolete countless manufacturing jobs, if and how it will impact the fields of science and art, and even what it will mean for crime­fighting that much of the public could now easily happen across 3D blueprints online for gun parts and other weaponry. The important question however, as we…
  • Custom Homes: Transforming Your Dreams Into Reality

    Interior Design Style
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    While custom homes may be shaping dreams of droves of homemakers out there, it should be remembered that financing a custom home entails a few considerations from your end. For instance, a custom home would require a construction loan that will not be offered by most of the lenders out there. In case, you don’t already own a land, you will be required financing the land purchase as well as the home construction. However, it’s not egregiously expensive when compared to buying an already built house. The quality of the materials sourced by you will impact the final price. Keeping…
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    TheRedPin Pulse

  • GTA MLS® Weekly Infographic: September 2, 2014

    TheRedPin Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    If you cannot see this amazing infographic in your current browser, please click here The post GTA MLS® Weekly Infographic: September 2, 2014 appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
  • Know the Neighbourhood: Liberty Village

    TheRedPin Team
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
      Great location and edgy architecture of Liberty Village  Liberty Village in Toronto’s west end continues to evolve as a sleek and modern neighbourhood, catering to a growing young professional crowd. Most residents are between the ages of 25 and 44 and have jobs in tech and media. Liberty Village was once one of the industrial epicentres of Toronto, and today many of the original warehouses have stayed intact. The majority of them have been maintained and converted to innovative work spaces or repurposed as super cool lofts, such as the Toy Factory Lofts and Liberty Market…
  • 10 things to know before you buy a home

    TheRedPin Team
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Here at TheRedPin, we work to ensure your journey to the perfect home is as stress free as possible. From finding the right agent to negotiating selling prices, it’s important home buyers are armed with tips and tricks to protect themselves. We’ve compiled 10 things to keep in mind before you buy your new home. 1. The real reasons behind why the seller is selling Naturally, the seller will be keen on disclosing the features of a home rather than boasting about its defects, as a buyer make sure you have full disclosure on why the home is on the market. The reasons could be…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Minto Yorkville Park Condos

    TheRedPin Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Minto Yorkville Park: Project Details Project Intersection: Cumberland and Bellair St. Address: 88 Cumberland Developer: Minto Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 22 Yorkville Park is perfect for those who want a home to complement their luxurious lifestyle. With 22 towering storeys and three floors dedicated to restaurants and retail space, it embodies the chic Yorkville atmosphere. Register for VIP access now Neighbourhood Perks: Yorkville Yorkville is a prestigious neighbourhood, otherwise known as the mecca of luxury and high fashion in Toronto. Located at Cumberland Street and Bellair…
  • Hot Listings August 25 – August 29

    TheRedPin Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Apt. 311 – 5940 Yonge St Newtonbrook, Toronto Contact Michelle Ryckman to view this property: 416-800-0812 | | @MichelleR_TRP Asking Price: $259,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $975 975 Details: 1 Beds, 1 Bath Apt. 2430 – 5233 Dundas St W  Islington, Toronto Contact Jason Hughes to view this property: 416-800-0812 | | @JasonH_TRP Asking Price: $320,000 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,200 975 Details: 1+1 Beds, 1 Bath Apt. 1810 – 10 Northtown Way Willowdale, Toronto Contact Melody Sitchon to view this property:…
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    Etsy Shop for StilNovoDesign

  • Rialto, medium size bench, recycled oak wine barrel staves from French wine barrels by StilNovoDesign

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    345.00 USDThis is Stil Novo Design’s medium size bench entirely made with recycled oak wine barrel staves from French wine barrels.Our Rialto can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a unique and handy piece of home decor. Rialto is the larger version of our well recognized ‘Emperor Seat’ and, as every other Stil Novo Design’s exclusive creation, it’s a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.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…
  • Twister, swivel stool recycled oak wine barrel staves, ergonomic seat, limited edition by StilNovoDesign

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    495.00 USDStil Novo Design's swivel stool is entirely made of recycled oak wine barrel staves from discarded French barrels. Twister can be easily integrated in any room of the house as a unique and practical piece of home decor. Twister's swiveling top makes it a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.By using the natural arch of the barrel's staves we are able to create this particularly attractive silhouette that can be combined with any style of interior décor, from the more rustic, to the modern and contemporary or even the oriental.Top and…
  • Pi, meditation stool, yoga seat, recycled oak wine barrel staves. by StilNovoDesign

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    115.00 USDOur little Pi is a meditation stool, yoga seat, entirely made of recycled wood from discarded oak wine barrels.The top and the sides are tinted with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry chocolate’ wine based stain, while the other portions of the stool may be finished in either golden oak, for a two-tones effect, or in the same cherry chocolate color for a uniform result (see photos of the 2 options)Pi's measurements are about 6” (front) to 7” (back) high, 14” in length, about 5 1/2”-5 3/4” wide(Each barrel stave is…
  • The Clover, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color. by StilNovoDesign

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The Clover design is a symbol of good luck, fortune & success.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain & dimensions, all…
  • Special, Ready to Ship. Recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder, Hand Painted design, 5 tea lights, golden oak color by StilNovoDesign

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    55.00 USDReady to ship recycled oak wine barrel single stave candleholder, hand painted with our exclusive Kaleidoscope design. The candleholder top's base is finished in a warm golden oak color, while the underside still shows the red staining left by the red wine previously held in the barrel.Perfect as an original gift idea, or as a very elegant centerpiece for any dining table, fireplace mantel or side table.Measurements are: 28 1/8" X 3 7/8"The candleholder is made to accommodate 5 tea lights candles (included in the price)Our finely handcrafted candleholders are made from…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • A Homeowner's View of Who Should Be - and Who Shouldn't Be - On Your Bidding List

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

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

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    "Garage addition."Not exactly the sexiest words in residential Architecture.  But that doesn't mean this project shouldn't get the same design attention as a kitchen or bathroom remodeling.This lovely Muirfield Village home, built in 1981 on the sixth fairway of Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament course, needed a third garage bay that would blend seamlessly with the existing house.But the existing garage, on the right side in the photo above, didn't leave room to add another "side-loading" garage bay.Read More >    
  • 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…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • The Fresh Look of Painted Furniture

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

    Jessica Yelverton
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    I enjoy my job every day but you know how it goes . . . some days are full of desk work and the necessary background tasks that keep things running smoothly. So on the days I get to touch and feel beautiful linens, I remember all over again why I fell in love with this field. I love linens. Their aesthetic and tactile qualities are equally appealing. I love the silky feel of a high-quality sateen sheet. I love the whisper-thin drape of a cotton voile duvet. I love the immense and perfect detail of applique or cutwork on the cuff of a pillowcase. And I love the feeling I get when I imagine…
  • 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…
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    Stylizimo Blog

  • Table setting – sushi & wine

    Nina Holst
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    This Saturday I had some girls over for sushi and wine, and I captured some photos of the table setting I did before they came. I like to set the table in a theme that matches the food, so I went for a simple look using green “flowers” in small glass vases. As napkins I used some light grey-green kitchen towels I found on sale ( a real bargain! ) that I put under the plates, and I used my slate plates to put the sushi sticks and forks on. Hopefully my table setting gave you a few ideas for the next time you are having guests over… Images: Nina Holst
  • Autumn favorites

    Nina Holst
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
      1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8   I´m going to go for a natural look with hints of brown in the living room this fall, and have gathered a few of my favorites from Stylizimo Shop that shows for the look I´m after… Lambskin, wool, brown leather, marble and grey – I love it! All the products are available in Stylizimo Shop. Links to all products above. How are you planning your Autumn living room to be? I´d love to hear!
  • Gallery – By Nina Holst

    Nina Holst
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    I´m proud to say that I finally have my very own gallery called BY NINA HOLST on the web, where you can see all my paintings ( at least the latest ones )! Most of them are sold, but if you are interested in one that still is for sale, you can send me an email to nina(at)stylizimo(com). More info of each painting will show up when you click on the photos. The website with be updated frequently with new work.
  • Hello from the office

    Nina Holst
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    Fresh flowers in the office is a must, and right now it is these “sweet pea flowers”, that smells heavenly, that are brightening up my day. Everyday bliss…   Image: Nina Holst
  • Cosy evenings outside

    Nina Holst
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    There is no doubt that the evenings are getting darker and that Autumn is sneaking up on us. To still be able to use out terrace in the evenings I have therefore hung a chain of light bulbs about the couch so we can have it cosy there in the dark as well. I´ll try to take some photos in the dark one day, so you´ll get a better idea on how it looks “by night”. Images: Nina Holst
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    Interior Design Files

  • Scandinavian White Dream Home in Norway
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    The stunning white house located belongs to photographer and interior stylist Line Kay and her husband. {} Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It [...]
  • Impeccable Style – Designer Shirley Meisels
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Known for her unique aesthetic the principal designer of Toronto-based firm MHouse Shirley Meisels had worked for 13 years as a stylist for television shows and magazines. In the interview for the Globe she shared some secrets behind her style. Pin It “Lighting is like jewellery – the finishing touch. I like to make ceiling [...]
  • Charming Vacation House with Lush Gardens in Ibiza
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    The owner of this home, a jewelry designer and art dealer from the UK, captivated with the island spell, restored the old house with charming courtyards and terraces in Dalt Vila and turned it into his summer retreat. The eclectic interiors of the house reflect all the influences inherited from the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Arabs. The [...]
  • Feminine One Bedroom Apartment Design in Sweden
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    This feminine apartment with a large balcony and nicely preserved tiled floor, stucco, ceiling medallions, beautiful woodwork is set on the second floor of an old building. Pin It The spacious living room with white painted tiled floor and light gray walls with enough space for a workplace. Pin It Pin It Pin It Two [...]
  • Anthropologie finds for dining and entertaining
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Gallus Dessert Plate Pin It Gallus Dessert Plates Pin It Sardina Serveware Pin It Francophile Dinner Plates Pin It Imperial Cheese Knives Pin It Sissinghurst Castle Dinner Plates Pin It Unlikely Symmetry Roses Teacup & Saucer Pin It Jardin Des Plantes Tea Set by Ruan Hoffmann Pin It Lohja Salad Plate Pin It [...]
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • Contemporary Villa With Splashing Colors and Courtyard

    HD Staff
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Interiors with a monochromatic slant certainly have their place in contemporary design. But the bold use of bright colors in this beautiful villa in La Baule, in the South Brittany region of France, makes an argument for fewer grays. Take a look inside this home in these photos from Steven Baconnais and you’ll see what we mean. Immediately, this sunken living room creates an amazing lounging area with plenty of brightly color cushions. A central chartreuse coffee table is just a bit whimsical. The use of colorful pillows breaks up the otherwise monotonous fade from dark gray walls to gray…
  • Contemporary Apartment Design with Classical Features (Floor Plans Included)

    HD Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Even the simplicity of modern design, with its clean lines and minimalistic colors, can become overwhelming when overused. In this private St. Petersburg apartment, architect and designer Natalia Ozerova has taken some of those modern elements and added classical, decadent flourishes. The result is a beautiful, modern apartment that has a taste of old world classic design. In this first image from the living area, we are automatically drawn to the statues places around the room, even with an ancient Greek-style column as an end table. Notice that the statues flank the most modern items in the…
  • Stylish Scandinavian Apartment in Murmansk

    HD Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    The reality of any living space is often quite different from the pictures presented in books on on blogs. In this Scandinavian apartment, from designer Denis Krasikov, has the distinction of looking lived in while still appearing picture perfect. This first image gives us a beautiful overview of the open apartment and it’s bright white walls and ceiling. Accessories like a chevron stripe throw and gray striped pillows are comfortable and complementary.Using snarky quotes in stark relief gives the living room a massive personality. This artsy end table is a colorful focal point in an…
  • Stark, Sharp & Minimalistic Interiors By Oporski Architektura

    HD Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    The team at Oporski Architektura is dedicated to the serenity of minimalist design. In the three interiors presented here, we will see the many ways in which the designers are able to play with just a few simple colors and use creative lines and shapes to make each home, and each room in the home, feel different and unique. The first home is a spacious place in Warsaw with plenty of sunlight.Large custom sofas sit on slightly raised platforms and offer plenty of comfortable seating. The use of whites and neutrals really open up the main room. A side table doubles as hidden storage. The…
  • Fresh Delightfully Modern Interiors From A Polish Architectural Studio

    HD Staff
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    In this first home, we can see the interior immediately come to life with the Banksy-inspired mural in the living room. Another wall has personal photos on display in a way that looks a bit haphazard, but ultimately adds an important personal touch to the modern space. Moving to the dining area and kitchen, we can get a real sense of the modern, sleek design style with lots of black and white features. In the center of the dining table, an herb garden adds a splash of green while also serving a very practical purpose. The smooth black cabinetry manages to reflect light just enough that it…
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    Your home, only better.

  • Three Ways to Use Large Wall Art

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

    10 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I really wanted to create a corner of my home where no one would find me so I could squeeze in a little meditation time. When the time came to address the last frontier of the basement – the laundry lounge – I saw my opportunity.  I call it a ‘lounge’ because there are no walls separating it from the rest of the basement. However, there is a hidden corner to the right as you enter the laundry space. Like most people, stuff sort of floats around and ends up in the dark corners of the basement as spontaneous storage. Look familiar? Step One was decluttering. I got rid…
  • Easy Outdoor Entertaining Tips

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Planning an outdoor entertaining event? No worries – keep it simple and have fun. A few simple planning tips will help your summer party be a smash! Seating Part of the fun (and challenge) of outdoor entertaining is figuring out the logistics of where everyone can sit and talk to each other. Creating multiple conversational groups can be formal, or a simple as a few chairs around a table. Set up a few groupings around the yard! Decor Of course, once you have your layout, you need to spruce it up! Mix and match pillows are always festive. And you can’t go wrong with flowers. Potted…
  • Set the Mood with Summer Night Lights

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    As the long days of summer begin to fade, outdoor lights cast a warm glow and keep summer going as long as possible! Here are five easy outdoor lighting ideas that work together to create layers of light to keep any party going! Bonus: summer night lights are quite flattering! 1. Colorful Lanterns Chinese lanterns and flameless lanterns are a quick way to add color during the day and beautiful light at night! 2. Romantic Candles Candles make your complexion positively glow! Painting the inside of terracotta pots metallic give that glow an extra boost. Mixing candles and candleholders…
  • 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…
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  • Homeownership: Building the Dream in Australia

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    It’s a dream of many to own their own home. However, there are many ways to come to the same solution; you don’t have to own a home through traditional means. Meaning, rather than buy a ready-built home from a realtor, one can achieve ownership buying a plot of land and then leveraging an architect or property developer. Homeownership: Building the Dream in Australia Can you make the home ownership a dream come true in Australia Image via: Mr. Mitchell Designers & Decorators – Melbourne Traditional or Bells and Whistles Large contractors built homes for decades, perfecting…
  • How to Create an Autumn Mantel this Season

    Joy M
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am
    Want to usher in autumn in style? Why not decorate your fireplace mantel with gorgeous spring accents? The fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room and decorating the mantel only enhances its beauty. Embellish your mantel and add interest to your living room decor. Autumn is the time of rebirth, when flowers bloom and trees become colorful. Celebrate the season by making your fireplace the centre of your home. Use these autumn craft tips to add interest and color to your interior space and captivate everyone who walks in. How to Create an Autumn Mantel this Season Make your mantel a…
  • Brussels Sprouts Slaw Salad Recipe

    Anchal Bhatia
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    We all know that coleslaw is a cabbage dish usually made with mayonnaise and few other ingredients. However, these days slaw really means a dish with shredded vegetables and some kind of dressing. If like me, you are tired of the traditional mayonnaise based slaws, this healthier alternative with crispy sprouts, salty bacon, and buttery hazelnut will definitely get you excited. Let’s have a look at Brussels sprouts slaw salad recipe. Brussels Sprouts Slaw Salad Crispy sprouts, salty bacon, and buttery hazelnut Image via: White on Rice Couple Total time: 20 minutes Yields: 6 servings…
  • Easy Meal: Savory Caprese Burger Recipe

    Simran Chhibber
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Don’t we all love the idea of an Easy Meal ? Burgers sure fit the bill! Burgers, are that kind of a food that one can just grab in their hand and enjoy even while attending to other tasks of importance. Whether you are getting late for work, want a quick bite in the evening or want your children to eat a pack down food by themselves, burgers prove to be superstars. Our superstar today is the savory Caprese Burger. Caprese Burger is that one Easy Meal that you can cook in little time, without losing on the essential flavors. Easy Meal: Savory Caprese Burger Caprese Burger With Fries…
  • Dinner Meal – Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Recipe

    Simran Chhibber
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Take my word for it, next time you want to have a chicken dish for a dinner meal, try out the Baked Garlic  Parmesan Chicken Recipe. This delectable recipe brings out the subtle flavors of all your favorite herbs and comes with just the right amount of seasoning. You will love it, kids will love it and friends will pour in again and again to have more of it. And no! you don’t have to sweat your brow to bake this one. It is ready in no time and very easy to bake. So what are we waiting for? Lets get started! Dinner Meal – Baked Garlic  Parmesan Chicken Recipe Perfect Dinner…
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  • Back To School

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

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

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

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

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:20 am
    Designing a basement?  Here are a few things to keep in mind.     HEAD ROOM Ceiling height is frequently an issue.  If that’s the case, keep the floor joists exposed.  This adds a nice architectural touch and it gives the illusion that the ceiling is higher than it actually is.  Keep the joists and the plane above the same color, otherwise it can have a reverse effect.   WALL TO WALL You have a lot of it in the basement.  Wall space may be at a premium  in the rest of the house but not down here.  There are few windows or doors to break up the vertical planes.  Take…
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    Faith Sheridan Interior Design

  • What Inspires You? I Learn About My Clients

    Faith Sheridan
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    What inspires you? This is the question I ask my new clients. Most often they have an image in mind. Not surprisingly for females that is a favorite dress. And so this is how I started a recent project. The image told me a few important things to consider as I begin the design development for their home. In the image below I see a favorite color, some ‘bling’, fashion sense and style. Color, style, bling, fashion ~her dress says it all Another thing that inspires is wallcovering. I’m in heaven as today’s wallcoverings are a designer’s dream. This past week I…
  • Fashion Diva Adds Sexy Fabrics to Interior Design

    Faith Sheridan
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    Fashion diva Diane von Furstenberg blazed into the public eye in the mid-70′s with the wrap dress. The wrap dress was and remains a signature fashion statement. I know, I had one! The original wrap dress Her story and acclaim are documented across numerous magazines and I, in particular, like the interview with WWD. You can read it here. Her pattern sense and bold colors inspire her fashions and now the interior design industry can use this fashion diva in our projects. Kravet Fabrics joins forces with DVF and the collection is everything you would expect.  It doesn’t…
  • Outdoor Fabric Meets Indoor Sofa

    Faith Sheridan
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:46 am
    What a delightful surprise when your outdoor fabric is totally suited for indoor application. My client loves textiles (as I do) and needs to recover a custom sofa so she can relax with her grandchildren. These fabrics must be sophisticated, fit her style and color scheme and gracefully join others in the adjacent living room. These were fabrics that could withstand potential abuse. My client and I found just what suited her with a collection from Perennials Fabrics ( Here are two that are contenders for the breakfast room sofa seating.  My client and I share a…
  • A Botched Remodel Saved and Revealed

    Faith Sheridan
    22 May 2014 | 6:34 am
     Faith Sheridan along with H&H steps in to save a botched condo remodel. The clients wanted function and style in their newly purchased Pike Place Market condo.  Those were instructions to their contractor as they left for Europe. When they returned to Seattle, they were jolted and saw appliances that didn’t fit into cabinets and other botched mistakes. Even the kitchen drawers didn’t work. The clients turned to the team of Hammer and Hand who asked if I’d assist them to quickly complete this project (2 months) so the clients could move in and experience living in…
  • Abnormally Creative Wallpaper from Bainbridge, WA

    Faith Sheridan
    15 May 2014 | 6:35 am
    Abnormally Creative Wallpaper from Bainbridge, WA ~ now who couldn’t love that company name? Plus they are abnormally creative to boot. I love to have fun with wallpaper and these papers make me smile. My grandsons could be occupied counting spots for a long time! Spot is perfect for my grandson’s bedroom And who said ‘for children only’? This is perfect paper for a laundry room, powder room, guest bedroom ~ you place it to suit your whimsy. Animal print fabrics and wallpaper abound and designers, including myself, love to use them in our interior design. These…
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    Layla Grayce Backroom Blog

  • Newport Cottages Hilary Collection + $1000 Giveaway!

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    This week, we are excited to launch Newport Cottages’ Hilary furniture collection exclusively on Layla Grayce! With more than 10 new styles, including USA-made cribs, beds and dressers, this children’s furniture line showcases handcarved hardwood, cane detailing and lightly distressed finishes for heirloom-quality appeal. To celebrate the new Hilary collection, we are giving one customer a $1,000 Newport Cottages shopping spree on Layla Grayce! To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook Sign up for our newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!* Plus, when you click the link and…
  • Michael S. Smith for Mirror Image Home + Giveaway

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    In collaboration with Mirror Image Home, we’re excited to be your exclusive online source for renowned designer Michael S. Smith’s mirror collection! One of the industry’s top talents, Michael S. Smith’s compelling style blends European classicism and American modernism. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce his signature wall mirror line  to our site. To top it off, we’re also offering one lucky winner a Michael S. Smith for Mirror Image Home mirror! Follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway! Then, scroll down to learn more about this collection.
  • Petunia Pickle Bottom Signature Collection + Giveaway

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Iconic and sophisticated, Petunia Pickle Bottom’s new Signature diaper bag and accessory collection offers moms the perfect complement to any outfit or outing. To celebrate this launch, we’re offering one lucky winner a Signature Hideaway Hobo diaper bag! With a softly structured jacquard textile, vegan leather detailing, custom gunmetal hardware and hidden pockets, you’ll love this chic tote! Follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway! Then, scroll down to learn more about the Petunia Pickle Bottom Signature line. To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook Sign up…
  • Insider Faves: Bedding Items Under $300

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Each month, we choose Insider Faves – our staff’s hand-selected list of items from a particular product category – to share with you! To celebrate the start of a new school year, we asked our team to choose their favorite bedding items under $300! From pillow shams to duvet covers to sheet sets, this collection is perfect for creating a cozy bedroom retreat. Click here to shop all Insider Faves collections. TweetThe post Insider Faves: Bedding Items Under $300 appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
  • Celebrate with Kate Landers: Pink & Gray Bridal Shower

    Jody Cumming
    14 Aug 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 Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Working in the high-end stationery industry together, the bride Jessica and I often helped brides and their families design extraordinary invitations for their weddings and the surrounding festivities. Jess and I would dream of what we envisioned for our…
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    Gates Interior Design

  • How To Honor The Spirit Of Your Home

    Amanda Gates
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Many people think things are separate. Our homes, our jobs, our exercise practice, etc. And the busier we get the more we separate things and try to compartmentalize all the little details. But this leads to a disconnected life. We crave for something more or feel something is missing but we can’t put our fingers on it.… Read more The post How To Honor The Spirit Of Your Home appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Sea Salt And Vinegar Kale Chips

    Amanda Gates
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
      Do you ever have days that you crave a huge bag of potato chips? I have to admit one food I miss the most is salt and vinegar chips, but since trying to cut processed foods I try to stay away from the chip aisle at the grocery store. Thankfully I’ve found a cure for that… Read more The post Sea Salt And Vinegar Kale Chips appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • The Bagua Map: An Essential Tool To Transform Your Home

    Amanda Gates
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    A few weeks ago a friend and I met for lunch. She is a marketing and PR expert who happens to have a huge love for all things decorating and design. As we played catch-up she blurted out in the middle of our conversation, so what the heck is this fung shcmay you keep writing about? It… Read more The post The Bagua Map: An Essential Tool To Transform Your Home appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How To Freshen Up Your Home Naturally

    Amanda Gates
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:25 pm
    There is nothing quite like having a clean house. Not only does it look good, but it feels good… both physically and mentally. A clean home instantly helps you inhale in the good and exhale the bad. It opens you and your home to being filled with good energies. Nothing does the soul better than good energy,… Read more The post How To Freshen Up Your Home Naturally appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Mo’ne Davis – A Look At The Numbers

    Amanda Gates
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:25 pm
    If you haven’t heard about the phenom that is Mo’ne Davis, you just might be living under a rock. Never in the history of the Little League World Series has one person taken it by such a storm. I first heard of Mo’ne a few weeks ago and love that she is not only fiercely talented,… Read more The post Mo’ne Davis – A Look At The Numbers appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • Home Staging – What NOT to Do

    Kristie Barnett
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    I spent much of the Labor Day weekend preparing the presentation and manual for my Psychological Staging Training in a little over two weeks. In reviewing and gathering old staging photos to use in my presentation, I stumbled on a blogpost I wrote over four years ago that I thought I would share with you […]
  • A Toast to All of You

    Kristie Barnett
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Wow.  I can hardly believe this one, my friends. I was named a winner in the 2014 Toast of Music City Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Interior Decorator.  This is as exciting to me as winning national home staging awards, because LOCAL is my bread and butter!   I’m looking forward to the upcoming reception […]
  • How to Update When Your Hardware is All Brass

    Kristie Barnett
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    One of my favorite new clients and her husband just bought a large 1970′s home with TONS of potential. The architecture and floorplan of the home is amazing, but because it was built in the 1970s, there are a few quirky things we are going to have to work on. before  While I love, love, […]
  • So Who Wants to Become an Expert Psychological Stager™?

    Kristie Barnett
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today is my 45th birthday, so this blogpost will be short and sweet!  The countdown is on (just over three weeks) for our home staging training course where 23 attendees from 7 states will earn their certification as an Expert Psychological Stager™.   We’ve heard from a handful of people who can’t attend this session, […]
  • Dinner with Meryll Rose and her Fabulous Library!

    Kristie Barnett
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Last night I had one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. The event was a gathering of southern bloggers put together by Forest Home Media and hosted by Nashville’s Talk of the Town host, Meryll Rose.   Not only is Meryll an amazing host and cook, but she is a wonderful decorator […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Project Design 2014 Ronald McDonald House of Long Island: Construction Begins!

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! We started the renovation of our bedroom suite for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and I couldn’t be more excited to see this transformation come to life! For the month of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Extra Sparkle: Top Picks for Ear Jackets

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I always say that accessories are like jewelry for a room. I adore actual jewelry, too. It’s the easiest way to perk up any old outfit and show your mood. Ear jackets are the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Shine Bright: Top Picks for Outdoor Lanterns

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The time has come for enjoying brisk evenings, or at least it’s almost here! There are many ways to light up outdoor rooms, but my favorite and most convenient is outdoor... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Selective Reveals: Top Picks for Sliding Barn Doors

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Creating a home full of unique, cozy spaces means placing doors where they normally don’t belong. That’s why I adore sliding barn doors. They help section off — and hide... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stationary Style: Top Picks for Indoor Bike Storage

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! One of many interior issues in New York City — or any large city — is finding an indoor bike storage solution. Lots of people bike around the city but it’s important to bring... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Colormix 2015 Inspiration: Voyage

    Ann Porter
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    From space tourism and undersea resorts, the far-fetched, sci-fi dreams of past decades more viable than ever. The Voyage palette looks to these outer limits, featuring hues that represent the color spectrum imagined while emerging from the water into the atmosphere – undersea teal, bright green kelp, light watery blue and deep space purple. “The colors of Voyage are supernatural and magical. The palette is largely driven by unusual atmospheric events, including a decade-best aurora borealis, that will be keeping our eyes focused on the heavens,” says Jackie Jordan. “The lighter…
  • Colormix 2015 Inspiration: Chrysalis

    Ann Porter
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    As technology rushes relentlessly ahead, the colors of Chrysalis evoke a calm oasis — a place to pause and find balance. The palette, with colors ranging from off-black to chalky neutrals and dusty blues, is designed to create a more comfortable interior.   “An important influence for Chrysalis is the appreciation of earth’s natural striations,” says Jackie Jordan – director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams. “The patterns created by land and sky are driving design inspiration, therefore the palette’s colors are found in nature, from rocks found on the beach to a…
  • Sherwin-Williams 2015 Colormix Color Forecast

    Ann Porter
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    The Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2015 collection tells optimistic color stories that reflect a brightened outlook and adventurous spirit for the year ahead. Sherwin-Williams color experts researched trends in art, fashion, science and pop culture to determine which 40 colors that make up the color forecast. The colors are grouped into four palettes: Chrysalis, Voyage, Buoyant and Unrestrained.   “We’re seeing a more cheerful approach to design and have forecasted colors that will provide a range of inspiration for designers to create fresh, joyful interiors.”  – Jackie…
  • Outdoor Kitchen Design

    Ann Porter
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Using a designer with expertise in Kitchen design for your outdoor BBQ makes sense. We’ve master the ability to understand how a kitchen should flow and how it should be planned so the chef is not isolated and can socialize with guests. If you plan to break your project into phases using a designer will ensure the overall look is cohesive from the beginning phase through the final completion. The plans produced will take away the guess-work for the trades hired on down the road. Planning your outdoor kitchen Most outdoor kitchens are built upon an existing patio, however some are built…
  • Fifty Fifty Kitchen Concept

    Ann Porter
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    I came across this interesting room divider, called Fifty Fifty from Florida, an Italian manufacturer. This creative collection of kitchen components and furniture centers on a bookcase room divider with a dining table that slides to create seating or extra work space in the kitchen. The table comes in incremental sizes from  162 to 272 cm in length or about 63.75″ to 107″. When not in use, the kitchen extension can be retracted and you can’t even tell it’s there. Versatility is very important in kitchen design. The freedom to adapt our surroundings based on the task at…
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    Six Different Ways

  • Some Seriously Cool Bedding!

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    From spooky to tie-dye brights to out-of-this-world galaxy prints, there are some seriously cool bedding options out there to choose from! Here are just a few envious ones I came across. Which one is your favorite?            
  • The More White, The Better!

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Any fashionista will tell you that Labor Day is the last day of the year to get away with wearing white. Luckily, these rules don’t apply to home decor. The more white, the better! White has the ability to exude crisp cleanliness, elegance, and opulence. Today, while fashionistas everywhere are getting their last dose of white for the summer, I celebrate WHITE! Here are some really eye-catching all-white rooms. Enjoy!
  • DIY Book Page Wall Art

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Have you ever seen words on a page that just spoke to you? I came across this great idea of blowing up a book page and using it as wall art.  You can use it for inspiration or simply to make you fall in love with those words over and over again. I love a good do-it-yourself project, and this one is simple enough for anyone to do. Make it your own by choosing a frame with your own individual taste that matches the vibe of the room you will be hanging it in. I personally would love to age the paper and add an antique effect to it. Try it out and share your pictures with us!  
  • Industrial Design with a Killer View

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    We’re pretty lucky to have the best of both worlds- the quiet suburbs of New Jersey when we want to escape the noise and NYC just a short ride away when we want to play. One of this summer’s hotspots is designed by architect Andrew Franz. La Marina, a restaurant, bar, lounge and event space is right along the Hudson River and has one of the best views I have ever seen. It’s already had some high-baller visitors such as Jay-Z and Beyonce, Lil’ Wayne, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carmelo Anthony. Besides its great location, cool vibe and stunning view, La Marina has minimalist industrial…
  • V.M.A’s & The Artist’s Million Dollar Homes

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Did you get a chance to watch the VMA’s last night? There were definitely some iconic moments- Beyonce’s killer performance, Miley Cyrus showing us her softer side by shedding tears, and Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction are just a few of the major moments at the show. Ever wondered what some of these artists houses look like? Here is a look into three super successful artist’s homes. Lil Wayne has a $13.9 million home in Miami, Florida with floor-to-ceiling windows that’s spacious and crisp white with pops of color. Check it out! Justin Timberlake’s $7.65 million home in…
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  • natural home: old schoolhouse apartment

    Kelly Anderson
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    This home, spotted on Architectural Digest, is so lovely it made me stop and be still for a moment.It has such lovely old brick bones, and living spaces that connect to the outdoors, which I think is so important for the soul. Inside, the painted white brick, multitude of sunlight, and lots of living green plants (check out that climber!) creates a peaceful home in which to relax and breathe deeply. The books and interesting objects displayed on built-in shelving throughout the home add a personal element that is interesting and makes the uncluttered space feel warm and inviting.All of this…
  • large windows: options for privacy and light

    Kelly Anderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Well I've finally returned from summer vacation at "home" on the East Coast of Canada, where I enjoyed much-loved time with family, friends and nature. I unplugged and really enjoyed taking time to be still and enjoy the outdoors. I hope your summer has been revitalizing for you as well!I visited a friend's home while there as she has a dilemma: how to cover her wall of windows so that there can be some privacy but still let in all of the light and be able to take in the beautiful view of the river that the home backs onto. The windows run almost floor to ceiling, and completely cover the…
  • 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…
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Our Labor Day Sales Are Extended!

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    We didn’t want you to miss out on some of our great deals, so we’ve extended our Labor Day sales! Don’t miss out on our Zuo Modern sale with blowout prices of UP TO 50% OFF, now extended until 9/7! Dining chairs need to be upgraded? Now’s your chance with 10% off Nuevo Living dining chairs extended until 9/9! We’re also offering up to 25% off your favorite mid-century designs and Inmod exclusive designs. Come take a peak and SHOP NOW!
  • Shhh… It’s Our Little Secret!

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    We wanted you to be the first ones in on our secret.  Our Labor Day weekend sale has started! Just use code “LABORDAY10″ and save 10% off SITEWIDE. But, that’s not all. We have a bunch of great Labor Day Weekend deals for you to check out. We at Inmod wish you all a Happy Labor Day Weekend!
  • Get the look !

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    With the launch of sites like Pinterest, it’s easy to find yourself drooling over images all day wishing you had that home, that man-cave, that bedroom. Well, we’re here to help! The eclectic bedroom featured below is one I love and can easily be created with a few key pieces over at Some great alternatives for this bedroom are the Calligaris Alameda Queen Bed, Sapphire Sputnik Ceiling Lamp or Atom Pendant Lamp, and of course our Faux Fox Fur Throw. Blow up a quote to add to a wall and frame it, or check out some of our wall prints and stretch canvases. A little black paint and…
  • The Colva Canopy Bed

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Why wait all year for that dream vacation when you can bring paradise to your own home? One of the ultimate luxuries of an all-inclusive Caribbean vacation is being able to lay out on a comfortable day bed with the sun shining and a cocktail in hand. Well, I say you pop a bottle of champagne, kick your feet up, and create a little staycation in your own home to enjoy year-round. Just picture being able to wake up each day and have your morning coffee outdoors, watch the sun rise, read the paper, and listen to the birds sing. Imagine enjoying breezy summer nights stargazing with the wind…
  • Throw Your Own Garden Party!

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Garden parties are a great way to get your group of friends together and enjoy late-night conversation to follow. You can have a ton of fun entertaining outdoors throwing parties with different themes, setting the mood with outdoor lighting, or just enjoying some fresh air with your everyday dinner. I find the Laurel Heights Table and Kota Bench to be the perfect pieces for a Garden Party. Pair them with some string lighting, flowers, and complete your night with an outdoor movie. Relish in customizing your own outdoor oasis.
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  • New This Week from KBIS – Hardware trends and new quartz designs

    Florence von Pelet
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is less than six months away and we are soaking in all the latest trends that are being submitted by brands that will be exhibiting come January 2015. Stay tuned for more from KBIS every Monday and be sure to register for the show starting September 2.  We are excited to see new collections emerge from BlogTourVegas veteran, Top Knobs. You may know Top Knobs as a leader in decorative kitchen cabinet hardware. They recently introduced their new Crystal Knobs available in the sought after Chareau Collection and describe the new design as “Clear…
  • One Stop Antiquing in England By Toma Clark Haines – The Antiques Diva & Co

    Veronika Miller
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    As owner of The Antiques Diva® & Co - Europe’s largest antiques sourcing and touring company – I’m often asked where the best places are to buy antiques.  I could go on for ages and pages about the flea markets in the south of France, the delights found in antique dealers homes in the Swedish countryside and the plethora of pieces available at the antique warehouses in Belgium.  But when a client tells me they are looking for one stop shopping – that they need to maximize their time and travel dollars to shop the most amount of inventory at the best prices in the shortest…
  • Coastal living in Digby, Nova Scotia

    Florence von Pelet
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    If you seek a quiet place that offers just enough local activities, stunning views and an abundance of succulent lobster, we have just the spot, Digby, Nova Scotia. I recently had the opportunity to visit the wharf side town that is brimming with maritime charm. Digby Nova Scotia is a small town in Canada with a population close to 2,500. Farmlands dominate the town with rolling mountains, lush hills, fresh water lakes and the Atlantic ocean bordering the east coast of the Digby neck. Pulling up to our stunning home for the next week a true farmhouse equipped with a full barn, I was…
  • 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…
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  • Making Happiness Happen + $100 HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    So last week, I told you about HomeGoods’ Happiness Happens campaign. Today I want to tell you a little about how I took part. When HomeGoods provided me with a gift card and challenged me to make happiness happen for someone in the community, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to team up with a local organization called Project Live Proud (PLP). I first learned about PLP when I met its founder Nyota Brooks a couple of years ago. It is an interior design charity in Atlanta that acquires furniture and household items and installs interiors for families overcoming poverty…
  • Lately: Kitchen Updates, Living Room Tweaks & Some Wonderful Happenings

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi there friends, can you believe it’s August already? It feels like summer just started but then I say that with every passing season. It’s surely a sign of old age….. Anyway, here’s what’s been happening on the FTRB homefront. The long awaited kitchen island lights arrived and promptly got installed….. It was worth the wait. I feel like I’ve been documenting the whole saga minute by minute but I could not be happier about them. (By the way, do you see the teeny peek of the white cabinets? I’m happy about that too.) The faucet also got…
  • 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…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Decade Décor: 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, Trends that Still Work

    Linnore Gonzales
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Taking a look back at decades of décor can be fun, haunting and inspiring all at once. Let’s take a brief look at some of our favorite trends from the past and how they can still be used in inspiring ways today. The 1950s Taking a look at post World War II, many Americans had the money to buy homes, but they were all very conservative when it came to spending. This turned many homeowners into DIY-ers. As a whole, they were conscientious in obtaining the skills and tools necessary to carry out various household maintenance and improvement tasks. Because of this trend the use of knotty pine…
  • Mancave Madness: Create a Room that is Both Masculine and Chic

    Linnore Gonzales
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The mancave is not a myth – it’s a reality. But banish images from your mind of a room plastered with posters of women, ashtrays full of cigars, beer cans littered about, and the scent of eau de locker room. There is such a thing as a chic mancave, where gentlemen can lounge in style, sophistication, and comfort. And even if a gal walked into this uber-masculine room, there is plenty of décor treatment that can be imbued into the space to impress her and make her feel welcome. Let’s consider what most often comes to mind when you think about the words “masculine” and “décor”…
  • Keep it Simple: 5 Furniture and Decor Tips for the Minimalist

    Linnore Gonzales
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a cluttered home, by too much décor, just too much of everything, there may be a minimalist hiding inside of you. Let that aesthetic out! Here’s how to decorate with a minimalist style without sacrificing beauty, sophistication, or personality. Focus, Focus, Focus Minimalism isn’t easy to achieve. Paring down your possessions and décor shows that you’ve worked hard to streamline your life and surroundings. Does that mean all the fun will be sucked out of your home? Hardly.  Minimalism is far from boring. In fact, it’s the ideal way to showcase…
  • Color from Head to Toe: 10 Ways to Paint Ceilings and Floors

    Linnore Gonzales
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    It pays to take a childlike approach to interior decorating from time to time – and by that we mean, take a moment to throw your head back and peer up, or aim your head down to take a closer look at what’s beneath your feet. Instead of focusing only on the walls surrounding you, consider options for painting your ceilings and floors. You can transform the rooms you’re living in with some daring and a few coats of paint. Reframe a Room with Paint Paint, as always, is one of the least expensive but most transformative design elements. If you’ve gone with a mostly neutral palette…
  • The Non-Nursery Trend: Making Baby's Room a Place for Mom Too

    Linnore Gonzales
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Nurseries are meant for babies, but who’s going to be spending just as much time in there as them? Mama! Baby isn’t going to have that big of an opinion on his or her surroundings until at least toddlerhood, which is why you should keep yourself and your needs in mind too as you design a nursery. It’s not called nesting for nothing! Here are some ideas to help you feather the space. Consider the Carbon Footprint You can get baby off on the right foot and breathe easier too when you design a nursery that’s as eco-friendly as possible. There are plenty of options to green the nursery,…
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  • Our 2013-2014 Scholarship Winner Announced!!

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

    12 May 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The summer season is quickly approaching; are you ready for some outdoor activities and entertaining? Outdoor lights are a staple item in your home lighting repertoire. They are a great way to highlight the landscaping in your yard, as well
  • DIY Lampshade Challenge – WINNER!

    Holly La Porte
    9 May 2014 | 6:57 am
    THANK YOU to all of our participants in this year’s DIY Lampshade Challenge!  There were many innovative entries that inspired, but the winning shade was the gold monogram from Stone Gable! Congratulations, Yvonne!  And congrats to one of your lucky
  • DIY Lampshade Challenge

    Holly La Porte
    1 May 2014 | 6:15 am
    VOTE to enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card! We selected 11 bloggers to don their creative hats and sent them a plain white drum shade from Lights Up! to decorate however they wanted.  Vote for your
  • Happy Earth Day!

    Holly La Porte
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
      We’re spreading the light on the links that inspired us for Earth Day this year.  Tell us, what inspires you to #spreadthelight this Earth Day?!? “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it
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    Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal

  • Nazmiyal Acquires Collection of Over 100 Vintage Moroccan Rugs

    J. Nazmiyal
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    The Largest Collection of Vintage Moroccan Rugs in the World As the renewed interest in mid-century modern design is in full swing, vintage Moroccan rugs, with their distinctly minimalist aesthetic, have become one of the most popular rug styles available today. These alluring compositions feature a distinct style, generally characterized by ivory fields and simple Read More... The post Nazmiyal Acquires Collection of Over 100 Vintage Moroccan Rugs appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • The Sublime Beauty of Mughal Carpets

    J. Nazmiyal
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Mughal Carpets: A Beautiful Indian Tradition 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 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
    Eastern Carpets in Western Paintings At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art NYC Nazmiyal Antique Rugs Education Series – The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a fine collection of carpets from the east and paintings of oriental rugs in its archives. To the students and researchers of the history of oriental carpets as well 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.
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Building Architecture Designs for Innovation Hubs

    Architects Bangalore
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    On vacation, would you ever choose a hotel with fluorescent lights, gloomy curtains or dark and congested rooms? The answer is obvious…isn’t it? Vibrant Designing Of Office Spaces Business owners often forget this when it comes to designing their offices. A workplace cannot be a drab maze of cubicles when you want people to push their boundaries of creative thinking. As contemporary lives Continue Reading The post Building Architecture Designs for Innovation Hubs appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Designing Opulent Sky Villas For Bangalore

    Architects Bangalore
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    For years, the real estate market of Bangalore has been a ‘trend-setter’ of sorts in the Asia Pacific region. Property investors have always been stunned by the sprawling growth in luxury architecture in Bangalore, and the growing number of residential abodes. And today, hot ‘sky villas’ are talk of the town. Demand For Sky Villa Designs in Various Formats Sky Villas are the latest Continue Reading The post Designing Opulent Sky Villas For Bangalore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In 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.
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • Blue Nautical Decor in an Elegant Maine Home

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This stately elegant Maine home sits right by the beach in Kennebunkport. Decorated in blue nautical decor by designers Nicki Bongiorno and Louise Hurlbutt, the home features sea life motifs, boat inspired designs and some cool rope wrapped furnishings. The large ocean painting in the blue living room is by Canadian artist Frances Lipari, and of course I'm partial to the Seahorse Diptych (
  • Coastal Labor Day Sale

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Shop online today and save on something coastalicious! Today, everything is 15% off at Outer Banks Trading Group! Use promo code obxlaborday at checkout. Happy Labor Day!
  • Starstruck -DIY Coastal Starfish Stencil Ideas for Furniture

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Stencils give you endless possibilities to add the coastal theme to anything you can paint! Starfish stencils are a popular choice. They are simple, with a lot of graphic punch. So here are a few lovely examples of starfish stenciled furniture. A beautifully stenciled Starfish Lampshade. The thing with adding starfish stencils to a lampshade though, if you mess up, what do you do? I think
  • Unique Coastal Home Decor & Decorative Gift Items at Tuvalu Home

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tuvalu Home is a beautiful store with a collection of furnishings and home decor accessories that are a feast for the eye. They have so many pretty little things that I love! Here are just a few of their eclectic and unique items. You will notice, they love the Whale Motif! Items they carry include these adorable vases, chalkboard sign, whale shelf, sculptures, art, dishes, pillows and more.
  • Coastal Sea Life Baking Soda Dough Crafts -Better than Salt Dough

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're all familiar with salt dough crafts, and you might recall the fabulous DIY Salt Dough Starfish! Now, here comes a new (to me) technique, using baking soda! People who used baking soda dough to make ornaments and other things say it's much easier to work with than salt dough, holds up really well, and no dough cracking issues. Erlene made all kinds of Faux Sea Life creatures, Displaying a
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  • How To Beautify Your Blah Kitchen — Without Breaking The Bank

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s a room that could be a little boring, could be a little mundane, and could look like every other house on the block.It’s a room that might not have much personal style or pizazz...It’s a room that could, basically, be walls of cabinets that aren’t all that special...It’s the kitchen.And if you don’t have a lot of money to remodel, or perhaps you don’t really need to remodel because things are in pretty good condition, what’s one thing you can do that offers a real change of scenery without breaking the bank?Get some fabulous decorative lighting!Whether it’s a fixture…
  • I'm a slave to my business processes . . . And I love it!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Artist: Dan Mountford | Contact him to purchase! If you want to actually get things done in the business of interior design, or any business at all, you absolutely must develop processes to work by.There’s no way you could have more than one person working on any single project if you don’t develop a process that anyone, who's trained, can follow.Over the years I’ve been involved in many projects where people want me to be flexible about how I work and how I charge. Of course, they want the best possible situation for them, and I sympathize with that. I’ve tried to be flexible in the…
  • The Oriental Rug: Is It Going Out Of Style?

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    These days, everyone is sooo into... Modern Tibetan Rugs: Modern Tibetan Rugs: Modern Tibetan Rugs: Seagrass & Sisal rugs: Seagrass & Sisal Rugs: And Oushak rugs: And Oushak rugs: And Oushak rugs: Those are popular types of rugs going right now, each of which would be beautiful additions to any interior. For the record: (Yes, I know, there are many different types of oriental rugs, with many different names that originate from many locales. But, for simplicity's sake, as well as the strength of my site's SEO, let's just call them all "oriental.") But what about that traditional style rug your…
  • I Predict Pantone’s 2015 'Color of the Year' Will Be...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve always been partial to blue: rich, dark, bold blue. Usually though, cobalt is my favorite.Yes, a bold blue is just about the only color that shows up on my pinboard of “My Style” favorites.However, this year, I’m thinking that a shade of indigo might be what’s up for Pantone's "Color of the Year".Last year, my projection for what Pantone’s "Color of the Year" would be was totally wrong. I would have never guessed Radiant Orchid. Actually, I’m still kind of wondering about that one. There aren’t that many products / fabrics out there in this hue to design with — not…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Click to access in new tab! It’s that time of year, when the kids are getting back to school and mom starts dreaming about how her dingy bathroom needs a facelift.Dad wants an outdoor kitchen with a big tv and some comfy seating for all the sports events and well, the dog has peed on the carpet all summer long.It’s time to remodel!  And you’re thinking... “I want this done before the holidays.”You better get crackin’! With design time taking 4 to 6 weeks (if we’re not backed up), and construction that could last two months or more, that time to start is almost over!And,…
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  • Found Some Usual and Unusual Trees

    12 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    Seen These Before?As promised in my last post, here I am with continued pictures of some usual and unusual trees and plants I came across while was on my way to my home town. As per the information provided to me by the nursery owner, I found some of these trees very interesting and was so amazed to know about them.You must be thinking, what’s there to be amazed about it right (!) read yourself and do share your thoughts in the comment box below. I bet you too will find these plants interesting!So lets get started with the post. The image that you are seeing right below is called…
  • 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…
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  • Pet Proofing Your Home Without Compromising Style

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

    The Home
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    No one wants to sit on their patio and look at a boring garden landscape. Traditional landscaping and gardening is like, so five years ago. Now, gardeners are ready to break out of the box (or pot) and get innovative with their landscape design. The trend of having “showpieces” within their flowery paradise is gaining momentum, and here are some unique gardening ideas to help get you on the right path to creating a garden worth showing and telling about on Pinterest. Take a chair you were just going to throw out and make it into a beautiful garden conversation piece: Via Oscar Mora That…
  • 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
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • Top 10 travel tips that won’t make you want to punch people

    Lynne Knowlton
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Why share these travel tips ‘n tricks?  I just love you like that. I don’t want to see you throat punching strangers when you catch the crazy train in your travels. I know you want to travel, but you kinda … Read More!
  • Green with Envy – Avocado tips and tricks

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

  • 7 bedroom design tips to note

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    7 bedroom design tips to note is part of a series of helpful decorating tricks and design tips that I’ve collected from various sources – including House Beautiful magazine – and organized them into themes.  I’ve published tips for the kitchen … Continue reading →This post 7 bedroom design tips to note first appeared on
  • bookshelf lamps to brighten a space

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Bookshelf lamps are not something that comes to mind when people think of home essentials, but I beg to differ.  Several of my clients are fortunate enough to have rooms dedicated to nothing more than books and reading, and that’s … Continue reading →This post bookshelf lamps to brighten a space first appeared on
  • the cool mid century ceramics of harrison mcIntosh

    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Right now is a good time to be collecting mid century ceramics: auctions are filled with American studio pottery, and museums and galleries are hosting exhibitions.  Finally people are starting to take notice of the incredible talent and creativity of … Continue reading →This post the cool mid century ceramics of harrison mcIntosh first appeared on
  • great house museums: the cognacq-jay in paris

    6 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Loyal readers know that I’m addicted to house museums, so today I introduce you to the Cognacq-Jay House Museum in Paris.  House museums are time capsules of wonderful paintings, furniture and decorative arts assembled by great collectors and presented in … Continue reading →This post great house museums: the cognacq-jay in paris first appeared on
  • viennese design: recycled luxe

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I love recycling as much as the next guy, especially when it’s given a chic modern dose of Viennese design.  Designers are always trying to reinvent every aspect of modern living, but often the past is more than just a … Continue reading →This post viennese design: recycled luxe first appeared on
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  • 3 Window Treatments From History That Are Still Popular

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo credit: – Igor You have a beautiful house and proud of it, but you’ll never want passersby to peek into your house through windows. You need window treatments, whether it is a shutter or panels, to keep the privacy of your interior by blocking the view from outside. These treatments also increase energy efficiency. They also have impact on home décor, like rugs, pillows, cushions and other soft furnishings. Though window treatments have apparently insignificant details, but they greatly influence other home décor. The right selection of window treatment balances…
  • Dealing with Apartment Water

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    Photo credit: – morning sun There are lots of advantages to living in an apartment: you (usually) don’t have to pay to fix something that breaks. You can pick up and move whenever you feel like it, provided you aren’t bound by a lease. Apartments are typically cheaper to heat and cool. Apartment buildings usually have more security and safety measures than a standard house. Lots of them come with swimming pools. There is someone to hear you if you scream. At the same time, there are some things that houses offer that apartments don’t. For example, there is more freedom…
  • 6 Mobile Apps That Can Help Bring a Room to Life

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Image via Flickr by Jeremy Levine Home improvement and mobile devices might seem like an odd fit. After all, most smartphone users are browsing on the go, away from the comforts of the space they would be designing. Inspiration, however, is fickle and can strike anywhere: at work, on the subway, or your favorite coffeehouse. Here are some apps to help you document and categorize such inconvenient moments of zen, as well as allowing you to spend some cold, hard cash to turn the dreams into reality. Snapguide How-to guides are invaluable for those dedicated to the DIY lifestyle,…
  • Tips for Apartment Gardening

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Photo credit: – acb One of the advantages of apartment living is that you don’t have a yard to take care of. Unfortunately, one of the disadvantages is that you don’t have a yard for gardening. Although that last part is not exactly true because you can actually start a garden in your apartment. Gardening with a balcony If you have a balcony, or similar outdoor space, then you already have most of what you need for a great apartment garden. Even if it’s a tiny space, you can grow a variety of food crops in containers including: ·  Squash ·  Peppers ·  Tomatoes…
  • KB Homes – How A Smart Home Will Change MealTime [Infographic]

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    Source: KB Home put together a great infographic that will show you how a smart home will revolutionize your mealtimes. You will be surprised. Just imagine this: you had a tough day at work and all you want is to eat something really good and relax. But, after such a long day, who has a time to prepare dinner? Well, what if we told you that your appliances will make your tasty dinner by themselves and it will be ready when you come home? You can just use your smart-phone controllable slow cooker, even though you are not in your kitchen. You can switch it on or off, change the…
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  • XXIII Compasso d’Oro 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Return to award index XXIII Compasso d’Oro (2014) Anders Byriel (Chairman), CEO of Kvadrat (Denmark) Vivian Cheng, designer, Director of the Design Center (Hong Kong) Stefan Diez, designer (Germany) Giorgio De Ferrari, designer (Italy) Mario Gagnon, designer, Alto Studio (Canada) Defne Koz, designer (Turkey) Paolo Lomazzi, designer (Italy) Laura Traldi, journalist (Italy) Premi Compasso d’Oro 1199 Panigale motorcycle, Ducati Design Center - Gianandrea Fabbro, Ducati Motor Holding Bellevue table and board for ice cream, Marc Sadler, IFI Bitta nautical bollard lamp, Enzo Berti, Torremato -…
  • 8800 and 7800 bed tray | Olaf von Bohr | Beylerian, United States of America | 1970

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    Many of the plastic items by Kartell, Italy were manufactured domestically in the United States by Beylerian Limited.  Here is one such item in its original box, the bed tray by Olaf von Bohr.  This one is model 7800 in white in the original Beylerian box with Beylerian imprint.  This post updates my original post about the 8800 and 7800 bed tray. The box refers to the object as a “bed & lap tray” suitable for breakfast in bed, a lap desk, a lap tray, and outdoor entertaining.  The back side of the box has pictures of the tray serving each of these functions.
  • orange onion chopper

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Here is an orange onion chopper.  Will chop coarse or fine.  This handy kitchen accessory dates from the late 1970s.  These typically sell on eBay for less than $10 and are relatively common.
  • blue plastic desk organizer

    10 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Here is a blue plastic desk organizer.  There are 6 recessed cups for storage.  It is especially interesting because of its similarity to the Dedalino (pencil holder) Dedalotto (vase) Dedalo (umbrella stand) trio of designs by Emma Gismondi Schweinberger for Artemide. Above:  blue plastic desk organizer.  Below:  Dedalino by Emma Gismondi Schweinberger for Artemide. eBay item 231298632776 ended August 6, 2014 at 12:34:19 PDT (United Kingdom).  One bidder placed 1 bid for the desk organizer, which sold for £5.99 ($10.09).   
  • white wall coat hooks

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Here is a pair of white wall hooks, with the traditional large hook above and smaller hook below.  The hangers measure 5-1/2” long by 3-1/2” wide. eBay item 181472648996 sold July 29, 2014 at 18:20:07 PDT (United States).  One bidder placed 1 bid and the pair of coat hooks sold for $19.00 plus shipping.  
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Kenise Barnes Fine Art is a gallery and consulting firm that features up and coming as well as mid-career contemporary artists and sculptors. Below is a photo of the Cool and Collected ’14 Collection.  The sculptural flowers in the photo are artfully crafted of blown glass and driftwood created by artist David Licata. Cool and Collected ’14 Collection One of our absolute favorite artists whose work we have used for multiple installations in our clients’ homes, Carla Goldberg, is also a featured artist at this Gallery!  See one of her newest works below.  A sea foam…
  • Water Features

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Water features can add a variety of elements to a design!  They not enhance the visual experience, by adding movement, but they also add an audio element to a space by creating sounds that add a sense of calm. The infinity water feature below does not have a lot of movement, yet it still adds a sense of tranquility to this very angular and architectural space!  We love the clean hard lines of this design against the movement of the natural landscape in the background! Concrete Water Feature in Desert Courtyard House in Wendell Burnette Architects This rain shower water feature is…
  • Take A Seat

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    City living is great but space comes at a premium.  If you are an apartment dweller, you probably do not much space to spare.  Single family homes provide additional square footage for storage and you may even have a sitting room!  I love the idea of a sitting room.  It is a great space to relax and unwind, put your personal stamp on the space and call it your own.  We have curated images of a few sitting rooms (or sitting areas!) from Luxe Interiors and Design Magazine that will most definitely sway you want to “Take a Seat!” Below is a sitting room at the entrance of a…
  • Dog Days of Summer

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    We are well into the month of August - the dog days of summer  - and what better time to pamper your pet?  While you are relaxing in the sun,  thinking about all the luxuries that you enjoy, why not think about what you pet might enjoy as well! Dog Days of Summer Maybe your pampered pooch wants to take a dip in the pool, just like you do.  But don’t forget, safety first!  If your dog isn’t the best swimmer, invest in a life jacket for your pooch so you don’t have to worry about them! Pooches with Life Vests You enjoy relaxing on your lounger and enjoying a beautiful…
  • Modern Pendant Lighting

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    We have collected a number of really interesting pendants to share with you this week from a company called Bodner Chandelier. I love the random swirls of rust colored iron which diffuse and disguise the bulbs in this pendant from their Beehive Series.  So cool! Beehive Series I want this!  I wish I had the space with a high enough ceiling to hang this over my dining table.  I feel as if I am looking at a wintery night scape. (And I am not even a fan of winter).  Divine!! Woodland Series Another two very cool metal pendants for the modern home.  The Beehive is re-imagined. Beehive Glow…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • Stock Your Pantry for Healthy, Easy Seasonal Salads

    Courtney Price
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Good Ingredients Make Good Food. Period, end. Let's stock the pantry with a few: Related posts: Summer Fruit Salad Dressings Beautiful Layered Salads Easy to Make Loving Los Angeles Food
  • What to See and Where to Eat in San Francisco – a Traveler’s Guide to a Beautiful San Francisco Experience

    Courtney Price
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    What to do and where to eat in San Francisco? Plenty, I have put together a guide: Related posts: Bix Restaurant in San Francisco New Orleans French Quarter Guide Tadich Grill- California’s Oldest Restaurant
  • Paris: Portrait of a City

    Courtney Price
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Add a little je ne se quoi is to your coffee table with this gorgeous book on Paris~ Related posts: A Word on Portrait Photography Doors In Paris The Beatles On the Road 1964-1966
  • End the Summer on an Ice Cream High

    Courtney Price
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Just because school is starting up does not mean ice cream season is over... Related posts: Peach Ice Cream Summer Fruit Salad Dressings Foolproof Grand Marnier Souffle
  • Restaurant & Bar Design

    Courtney Price
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Restaurants and Bars now have to be as pleasing the eye as they are pleasing to the taste buds, design matters: Related posts: Tadich Grill- California’s Oldest Restaurant Ski House Design- the Mountain Modern Trend Bix Restaurant in San Francisco
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    Inhabit Blog

  • How to Use Wood Filler on Furniture

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    Are you wondering how to use wood filler on furniture? Then you must be very clear about the fact that fillers are generally available in two varieties, paste and liquid. Liquid fillers are not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Ways to Design a Luxe Room for Less

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    If you have an idea about the 10 ways to design a luxe room for less,then you can fetch amazing results in the décor of your room without having to spend a dime. It is not important to spend a lot of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Pro Tips for Arranging Furniture in Your Home

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
    Keeping in mind the 10 pro tips for arranging furniture in your home will definitely help you with the ideal arrangement of your home furniture. A completely empty room can be quite intimidating with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Roof

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Having an idea about the 5 things to consider when choosing a new roof helps in accentuating the look of your home. If you choose wisely then you will be successful in creating something that will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Interior Design Ideas for Office

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    The best interior design for office is very important for increasing the value of property and for uplifting the morale of the staff working in the office. An office is a place where the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • A Happy Place To Live In

    Melina Divani
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:37 am
    This unusually charming and welcoming apartment is spacious, bright, and modern with an art deco antique type flair. Furnishings are modernistic pieces that are mixed and matched in distinctive ways from color to textures. Gleaming white walls create the perfect backdrop to highlight the beautiful layout and décor in every room. White painted wooden floors extend the space and add to the brightness and beauty of each part of the living space. The floor to ceiling doors in the dining area are works of art in themselves. The distressed effect on the door’s surface is quite unique and works…
  • 26 Awesome Bathroom Ideas

    Melina Divani
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    Keep these design tips and ideas in mind as you plan your dream bathroom 1. Think function first: Your new bathroom must be fully functional.2. Map the space: Plumbing matters will impact where you situate your tub, toilet, and shower.3. Select a motif: What type of ambiance do you want in your bathroom?4. Know your materials: When choosing materials for your bathroom, make sure you comprehend the inherent qualities and pitfalls of every material. 5. Take care with lighting: Choosing the proper lighting is crucial in bathrooms where mirrors and atmosphere are important. Think about the…
  • A Calm Decor In A Wild Setting

    Melina Divani
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    Casual elegance structured around soft tones is what this beautiful home signifies. It’s plush but not lavish. It oozes with comfort and exclusiveness. Located on Karpathos, Greece and designed by DESIGN LAB, it’s the type of home you love to live and play in. There’s a bit of shabby-chic décor throughout the home tinged by muted beiges and browns along with one-of-a-kind wooden accent pieces. The living room area is cozy but spacious with soft crème floors, a sofa with safari designed throw pillows, distinct wooden accent tables, and dark metal chandelier. In many ways, the décor…
  • Modern Dramatic Studio Apartment

    Melina Divani
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:19 am
    If it is possible at all to take space age style and make it look comfortable, chic, and sophisticated, this home has accomplished it. Words are hard to describe the décor of this high-tech designed modernized living space  by MNdesign. It’s more akin to a space capsule than the traditional home. But it works! The space is well designed and used in a practical way. The colors are dark but electric. The décor of this home is interesting but not distracting. It catches the eye in an inquisitive way. For example, the white chairs remind one of a ball of twine meticulously structured into…
  • A Private Paradise In Ibiza

    Melina Divani
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:28 am
    This laid back home has a very stress-free, go-with-the-flow type of feel. However, it took some strategic decorative moves in order to make it as colorful and beautiful as it is. There is definitely an ambiance, a thought process that makes this living space inviting, sparse, but cozy and welcoming. Everything is put together without pretension, it just works. The theme of decoration is built around simplicity, quality, textures, and honesty. It may seem strange to define a home’s furnishings as “honest” but it fits here. The good taste displayed by the décor is genuine. In other…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • 100 design london 2014: BRABBU exhibits top living room ideas

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    September is almost here….what means, Summer is coming to an end! But don’t worry, because BRABBU and Design are arriving to London and with it modern furniture pieces , where for 4 days (17th to 20th September) will become the capital of Design, to host 100% Design London 2014. BRABBU will share stand L1 with our partner brand, Delightfull Unique Lamps. (see our 2013 exhibition here ). This design agenda event, will happen one week after Maison et Objet 2014 Paris. So, plenty of design to see! 100 % Design London is the UK’s leading contemporary design agenda…
  • Modern Furniture design pieces at Maison et Objet Paris 2014

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Here we’re once again, packing to another Design Agenda week, with one gold in our minds: provide the best contemporary living room ideas, with our mid-century modern furniture design collection. From 5th to 9th September, in Maison et Objet Paris 2014,  BRABBU (Hall 5B, stand M16) promises to give you the most exciting Design experience ever. Check our last Maison et Objet exhibtion, January 2014 (click here) Maison et Objet is the stage that will reunite the brand’s novelties, the best sellers and the most looked by the Press. A cosmopolitan, cozy and fierce ambiance that totally…
  • 15 Designer Tips you need to know when buying a sofa

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    One of the most wanted furniture design pieces, when you attend to international fairs. They are in upholstery collection. We talking about sofa! Either in residential homes or in luxury hotels, living rooms always need a sofa to make the first visual impact, and somehow…is the first thing that interior design are looking for when start their projects. Purchasing one that you absolutely love, that will stand the test of time, can be an intimidating and all-consuming task. You can stumble your favorite websites (hope is one of those…) for ideas but eventually you…
  • Frank Lloyd Wright buildings: UNESCO Architecture Heritage Status

    5 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is currently considering the addition of 11 Frank Lloyd Wright–designed buildings as a single World Heritage Site. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Interior submitted the nomination of the buildings, citing that the selected designs “span almost 60 years of his efforts to create an ‘organic architecture’ that integrates buildings with nature and dramatically melds form with space.  All aspects of design, from siting to furnishings, reinforce this concept. … The properties proposed have been acclaimed…
  • How to add Mid-century design Furniture to your home in 7 steps

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    For over 4 decades, some furniture brands became nostalgic, what give them serious thoughts in pull of the ingenious architectural designs of the 1950’s, taking modern-day homes back in time. Unfortunately, most of these elusive mid-century jewels have all been purchased (there are only so many left to go around). How about we meet in the middle by taking our ready-made home out of its boring box and turn it into a mid-century architectural dream? BRABBU will show you in how to add mid-century design furniture in quick 7 steps, just to make you back in time (without living in a time…
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • Decorating with Poufs

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    In need of extra accent seating? Consider the versatile pouf. In a myriad of styles, sizes, shapes and materials, poufs can fit into just about any style room. From casual and colorful  to chic and elegant, these eye-catching very movable seats look beautiful no matter where they reside. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite rooms that feature poufs in all sorts of interesting ways. Please enjoy! If Bohemian chic is your style, poufs of all sorts can bring color, pattern and texture into your rooms. Poufs are a natural fit for this “no holds barred” eclectic look.
  • Kitchen Trends: Open Shelving is Here to Stay

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Open shelves are becoming more and more visible in kitchen design. And no wonder, they’re practical and efficient and look great in any style, from farmhouse to contemporary. Today, we’re sharing different ways to bring beauty and functionality to your kitchen open shelving. With lots of vintage charm, the kitchen of a contemporary coastal cottage home shows us just how beautiful and functional open shelves can be. You’ll notice the effectiveness of under cabinet, or in this case, under shelf lighting. Open shelving is a brilliant design choice in this jaw-dropping…
  • New Arrivals: Colorful Home Decor Accessories

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Color. Color. Color. It seems we can’t get enough color into our lives this summer. Sure, all white interiors and sedate neutral spaces are timeless and so serene, but right now many of us are obsessed with color, from sherbet shades to brilliant brights and bold hues. As a result of this craving for color, when browsing Arcadian Home’s new arrivals the decorative objects below were among those that immediately grabbed our attention. Pristine white on the outside, these iron candle holders are pure stunning color on the inside. Wouldn’t they be gorgeous in a contemporary…
  • Outdoor Living Inspiration: Backyard Getaways

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? Lots of creative folks are making their favorite getaway destination their own backyard. We think that’s a fun and financially responsible decision. Today, let’s take a look at some clever and beautiful ideas for backyard getaways. From tiny patios with built-in seating for two to large spaces for entertaining in style, these inviting outdoor living retreats will appeal to those who just want to relax and enjoy life without a lot of travel time. This streamlined rustic chic living room offers a getaway down a few steps from…
  • Ceiling Fans for Beauty and Functionality

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Are you a big fan of ceiling fans? The answer to that question often depends on where your home is located on the world map and what interior design style you favor. In tropical style rooms a ceiling fan may be used to make a design statement, while for those living in hot regions or hot and humid climates, it’s all about functionality and air movement. In any case, it’s easy to find good looking ceiling fans that work well in any space. See below for some great rooms with ceiling fans done in differing styles and then you can check out a few of the new ceiling fans we’ve…
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  • Stunning Interior of Flats and Apartments in Edinburgh

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    If you are living in an apartment in Edinburgh, you can feel the pressure to differentiate yourself and stand out from others while sharing same exterior. Since I had a request for ideas to design interior of flats/apartments in Edinburgh, today I am going to share some great interiors of apartments in Edinburgh design by famous interior design company, Malcolm Duffin, who are known to make most of limited space. I would love to hear from you about your favourite interior design company or interior of your apartment or home and places where you go for shopping. Malcolm Duffin Malcolm Duffin…
  • 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…
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  • In the Frank Lloyd Wright Style

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

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designDesign inspiration comes in all forms. The trick is forging a new creative path between seemingly disparate elements. When conceptualizing a room design, or any creative endeavor, I draw from varied yet interrelated sources for a unexpected perspective. Take a vintage fashion photograph to creatures of flight and the mysterious outdoors. A definitive consensus can […]The post Design Inspiration: One Thing Leads to Another appeared first on .
  • Andy Warhol: Challenge Convention

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe post Andy Warhol: Challenge Convention appeared first on .
  • Cool Classics: The Femme Fatale

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe character of a femme fatale portrays a woman able to seduce and coerce with exceptional beauty, charm, and mystery. A still from A Bill of Divorce featuring a young Katherine Hepburn is the very definition, depicting a cool calculating beauty. A perfect match from the sleek yet feminine designs of the great Andree Putman. […]The post Cool Classics: The Femme Fatale appeared first on .
  • 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 .
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  • Cafe and Coffee Shop Interior and Exterior Design Ideas

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Today I am going to write again on my favorite topic – cafe interiors since we have registered an enormous […] The post Cafe and Coffee Shop Interior and Exterior Design Ideas appeared first on Founterior.
  • Pink Bedroom Interior Design Ideas with Images

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    Girls, get ready for the most amazing collection of pink bedrooms! They are specially chosen for you, since we are […] The post Pink Bedroom Interior Design Ideas with Images appeared first on Founterior.
  • Feng Shui Bedroom Tips for Placement and Colors

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    Nowadays more and more people try to create a bedroom full of positive energy and that’s why they use one […] The post Feng Shui Bedroom Tips for Placement and Colors appeared first on Founterior.
  • Feng Shui Interior Design Ideas in a Family House

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    The story of this house begins with a family that wanted their home to be renovated. Their desire was to […] The post Feng Shui Interior Design Ideas in a Family House appeared first on Founterior.
  • 35 Pallet Furniture Ideas – Sofas, Chairs, Tables, etc.

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    Pallets are conquering our interiors these days. They are very attractive but not very comfortable if your are using them […] The post 35 Pallet Furniture Ideas – Sofas, Chairs, Tables, etc. appeared first on Founterior.
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  • How to put sheets on your bed without losing your cool

    Wendy Weinert
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Putting on bedsheets – you’d think this task would be a no-brainer, but you and I both know that’s simply not true. There’s a reason why videos like the one below exist (watch if you’re looking for a good laugh). I can’t count the number of times I’ve become frustrated with my bedsheets! Fortunately, we’re not the only ones to have experienced problems with making the bed, and I’ve found some useful tips that can make the process more manageable. Just follow these steps. 1. Make sure you have the right sheet size. If you’re struggling to…
  • Turn your cabin into a home away from home

    Wendy Weinert
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Ah, the cabin life – so peaceful and quiet. As a Minnesotan, I know many people who own and vacation in their cabins throughout the year. It’s as if their cabins are a home away from home. In order to create a homelike environment, of course, certain decorative decisions need to be made. Consider adding these five essentials to your cabin and enjoy that home-sweet-home atmosphere even when you’re on vacation. Pictures It’s very rare to walk into a home and not see pictures of family and friends. If there are photographs you love but don’t have room for in the house…
  • How to decorate a narrow hallway

    Wendy Weinert
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Every room in your home has been carefully decorated and furnished to match your exact style. But what about the hallways? In my opinion, hallways are trickier to decorate, especially if they are narrow. Keep these tips in mind before you get started. Keep it tidy Cluttered hallways make it difficult to walk from one room to another. Keep everything tidy with a hallway bench or shelves. Since you’re furnishing a narrow hallway, it’s best to look for a design that isn’t too wide. Decorate the walls Photo credit: Flickr Narrow hallways already have limited space, so why crowd…
  • 6 essentials for craft room creativity

    Wendy Weinert
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Having an entire room or area dedicated to crafts might seem unnecessary to some, but those people probably aren’t spending their afternoons or evenings working on Pinterest DIY projects. Crafting can get messy and often requires using many supplies that, when put away, occupy a lot of space. Consider setting up a craft space in your home and keep these essentials in mind when putting it together. Surface space Photo credit: Everything Etsy Almost every project you take on will require a table for surface space. Make sure the table you choose is large enough to accommodate you and your…
  • Prepare your home for back to school with these 5 ideas

    Wendy Weinert
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    School’s almost in session! Now’s the time to start preparing your home for another busy year. Here are five ways you can organize and set up your home for back-to-school success. 1. Create a homework nook Click on the picture to see how this desk flips open. A dedicated study area can help your student stay focused at home, but you don’t have to turn an entire room into a homework station. I’ve found that an unused hallway space or room corner can be the perfect spot. Be sure to provide essentials like task lighting, counter space and a comfortable chair. 2. Seek out…
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  • Give Your Tables a Run for Their Money: Tips to Getting More Creative with Table Runners

    Banarsi Designs
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs) Imagine your favorite shirt or dress. What makes it your favorite? Is it the fabric, cut, or texture? Or is it the fact that that particular article of clothing is versatile enough to be dressed up or down for different occasions? You may find yourself wanting to agree to all the questions posed, which is completely fine! Likewise, when it comes to decorative table linens, you want to be able to use them in a variety of ways that will compliment virtually any occasion that you can dream up. Table runners don’t have to be limited to just your dining room…
  • Home Décor Gift Ideas for Any Occasion!

    Banarsi Designs
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    (Photo Credit: Oprah Just like events, gift-giving is a very abundant part of life that will never fade. As a matter of fact, they go hand in hand! Picking out a gift for someone and sharing it with them is the best symbol of your token of appreciation. You may have probably figured out by now that gift-giving can be quite the skill to attain if you find yourself invited to many events and milestones. It’s not as simple as you may think! Big chain businesses make a ton of money on mass producing typical gifts that they expect consumers to buy for numerous occasions, which results in…
  • 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…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • 2014 Top Home Improvement Trends by Industry Experts

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Today’s homeowners are feeling confident about home remodeling after bouncing back from the recent recession by diving into a fresh set of design ideas that are trending in 2014. Industry experts weigh in on their predictions for the latest interior design and home remodeling trends. A 2013 Hanley Wood survey revealed that remodeling sales are up 10 percent (when compared to 2012), and this number is expected to increase another 10 percent in 2014, according to 45 percent of remodelers who were surveyed. Among all rooms in a home, kitchen remodels scored highest and bathroom renovations…
  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vote for your favorite home style among the most popular home styles in America! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer and are looking for a larger home for your expanding family or you are downsizing from your empty nest, knowing which home style is best for your lifestyle is half the battle. Here’s a snapshot of the most popular home styles and why one of them may be your “home sweet home”:   Craftsman Bungalow – This is a triangular-shaped designed home with a low-pitched roof. This popular home style is made of mixed materials of brick, wood and stone. Typically, Craftsman…
  • Privacy Solutions for Outdoor Spaces

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Creating a Private Retreat When Your Neighbors are Too Close Spending time in your backyard is one of the perks of enjoying the warmer weather. Relaxing on a hammock, reading a book, or spending time with family and friends are great ways to enjoy your outside space in the privacy of your own home – except when that privacy is invaded by peeping neighbors or open spaces. Today, larger homes are being built on smaller lots, leaving homeowners feeling as if they are living in a fishbowl. Homeowners searching for backyard solitude have discovered some unique privacy solutions (as well as some…
  • Berry Slab Pie – The Perfect Summer Indulgence

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Summer is the perfect time to indulge in the bounty of berries that are available to us at local farm stands and grocery stores. Here is a delicious way to enjoy a variety of berries all at once while savoring the comfort of a flaky baked dessert. Berry Slab Pie Recipe  Ingredients: 1/2 of 17.3 ounce package frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 sheet) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 1/2 cups fresh assorted berries (like blueberries, raspberries and blackberies) 1 egg 2 tabelespoons water Coarse sugar (optional)   Directions 1)    …
  • Money-Saving DIY Landscaping Tips

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think of landscaping as the ultimate accessory for your home. The perfect balance of trees, shrubs and flowers can enhance your street appeal and welcome your friends and family to a showcase of beauty. Most often, however, this makeover comes with a hefty price tag. Traditionally, homeowners may expect to pay anywhere from 5% to 15% of their home’s value on landscaping (which is based on a median-home value of $213,000 in the U.S.), so could run you over $10,000 at the end of the day. To avoid breaking the bank, DIY landscape experts suggest following these tips to create a garden design…
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    Interior Design Blog | Interior and Exterior Design Ideas

  • Decor By The Door Bell

    Vidya Sudarsan
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Have you ever thought about adding planters by your door bell? Your front porch is where your guests arrive, and it sets an impression about your home. It does not matter if this space is big or small, as I am sure there is room for a planter. In this page, I have a few stunning ideas that will create a welcoming front yard right by the door bell. I totally fell in love with the color combination of the plants and planters because they bring in character and warmth to any home. Do you agree with…
  • Pattern Inspiration Via Vegetable Gardens

    Vidya Sudarsan
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Adding patterns in design usually involves more work than it takes to simply add colors and textures. I'm always looking for patterns that are visually appealing - and I was able to find them in these vegetable gardens. These patches are planted with interesting patterns that are inspired by interior design principles. A good designer will always look for cues from anything and everything that is aesthetic, creative, and engaging. Who wouldn't want to create a vegetable patch that can not only provide food, but also add a flair of design to the…
  • ModCloth's Cutest Things

    Vidya Sudarsan
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    ModCloth is always surprising me with the cutest things that I never come across anywhere else. I frequently visit this online shop to browse through their new arrivals. While doing so, I found these adorable items! Hope you like them...Beautiful Balance VaseCloths PinFun DishJewelry StandScarf HolderNail Dryer
  • Decorate With Maps

    Vidya Sudarsan
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Maps give us a visual perspective of where we live, the places we've been, and where to go next. I feel nostalgic every time I look at a world map - my mind wanders off to all the cities I've visited and the memories I've made. I start visualizing the places I want to visit next. But it's not just the geography--the cultures, food, and languages make each spot a special part of this wonderful world we belong in. After seeing these stunning rooms, I am quite convinced that the world map can be used as a both a wall decor and a great memory. Do you agree with…
  • Simple Spring Decorations

    Vidya Sudarsan
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Here are a creative few ways to easily integrate nature into your home. I bet that most of us have access to leaves, lemons and flowers, so designs like these are quick solutions. As you can see from my examples, these stunning decorations are created using mason jars, glass bottles, cups, and vases. Easy, inexpensive, and sure to impress guests- what's not to love?
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    Tony's Textiles Blog

  • Tony’s BBQ Pulled Pork

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    All this talk of decorating has worked up a bit of an appetite at Tony’s HQ and we fancied a bit of a barbecue. This recipe is dead simple. Make the sauce the night before, turn on the slow cooker at breakfast time and by the time you come home from work it’s ready to go. Serve with chips, corn and breadrolls…yum! Ingredients 1.5kg boneless pork shoulder and for the BBQ sauce you need… 1 tbsp olive oil 1 finely chopped onion 3 chopped garlic cloves 400g tin chopped tomatoes 85g brown sugar 3 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 tbsp Chipotle sauce 3 tbsp sherry vinegar First…
  • Getting ready for University

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    It’s been a couple of weeks since the A-Level results came out and the countdown is on for students across the country ahead of the new university year. Moving away from home for the first time can be stressful enough so why not think about how you’re going to furnish your room, flat or house? Here are our top 5 essentials… 1. Duvet, pillows and bedding A decent duvet is a must – it’ll get you through some cold nights and also be a life saver when you’re curled up on a sofa nursing a hangover (try to drink responsibly!). You’ll also need pillows and other bedding so get…
  • New in: Fabulous curtains to transform your windows

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    After spending summer outdoors you may be starting to think about decorating a few of your rooms as the nights start to draw in. We’ve added some fab new curtains to our range which make any window into an effective feature. For a real classic look there’s no better choice than our Harrogate Tapestry Curtains. Featuring an intricate leaf design, these curtains also come with matching ties and cushions. Stripes have been big news this year and our Wentworth Striped Eyelet Curtains will make sure your room looks modern and stylish. If you fancy bold, block colour then it’s worth…
  • 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,…
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    The Decor Lounge | The Decor Lounge

  • A Pop of Color on Natural Materials: J. Heiland Interiors

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

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

  • What's On | September 2014 Events

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's September edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of September 2014. Summer may appear to be over, but there are many of events you can still enjoy and that can light up your mood! 1-30 September iTunes Festival Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH) The famous music festival is finally back this year. There will be 30 nights of live concerts, well worth attending. Make sure you check the website and buy tickets before it’s too late! Leave your worries at home and be prepared to jump and sing out loud. iTunes…
  • London's Best Almond Croissants

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    The cup cake, the donut and the cronut have all received acclaim, some deserved and some less so (I’m looking at you, sickly sweet miniature cake) and yet, the almond croissant continues to go underappreciated. Until a few weeks ago, I believed myself to be the only almond croissant champion in, well – all of England – and then like a storm on a sweltering hot summer’s day, a deluge of enthusiasm rained down, restoring my faith in the nation’s zest for excellent viennoiserie. I haven’t always been a fan of the nutty croissant. Having made the…
  • Top 10 Wedding Dresses: Timeless Artefacts

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    1. Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Dorothy got married on the 6th of September 1942 to Harold Nicholas who was also an entertainer.   2. Elizabeth Taylor wed Conrad Hilton Jr, when she was only 18, on the 6th of May 1950. It took 15 seamstresses between two to three months to make the gown, the silk train was 15 yards and the shimmering silk veil was 10 yards. With that much material you could upholster one of our divine new sofas and use it forever!   3. Jacqueline Bouvier got married to John…
  • 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…
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • Inspired Manhattan Apartment Imbibes Dashing Color And Flair Of Rio!

    Sherry Nothingam
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Brazil is a nation with a very distinct and unique culture, style and aura that is renowned across the globe and Rio is without a doubt its biggest attraction. Hailing from the city, Cristiane Peixoto, a floral designer and her husband Marcus Silberman wanted to fill their new $4.5 million apartment in the Upper East Side of Manhattan with the bright and brilliant zest of Rio. And at the heart of this fabulous transformation is a spectacular terrace garden that is filled with rich natural vegetation, an outdoor lounge, a beautiful pergola and a lovely tent with seating.The 2000-square-foot…
  • IKEA 2015 Online Catalog: Mostly Computer Generated Beauty!

    Sherry Nothingam
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Who among us has not flipped through a new IKEA catalog with plenty of excitement, as we take a look at what new decor wonders that it brings? The Scandinavian giants are renowned across the planet for their affordable and elegant decor that has helped shape many a beautiful home. And as we browse through the IKEA 2015 Online Catalog, our attention is consumed by the many new additions, the fabulous compositions and picture-perfect images. Yet, CGSociety has recently come out with an analysis that states that nearly 75 percent of all the images that you see are computer generated (CG)!Shaping…
  • Small Bathroom Design Solutions With Trendy, Smart Sophistication

    Sherry Nothingam
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    One of the hardest things to do when it comes to decorating an interior is the smart use of a room with limited space. Decorating a small bathroom becomes even more difficult as one needs to blend practicality with aesthetics in an almost perfect fashion! With the modern homeowner expecting much more from bathrooms and turning them into relaxing spa-like settings, elegant, space-saving becomes even more essential. Leading this quest for small bathroom solutions is the wide array of latest innovations from Artceram, which combine sleek style with practicality and a hint of playfulness.From…
  • DIY: Black and White Geometric Jewelry Trays

    Thalita Murray
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Have you ever heard the theory that even if you have a bunch of things (like, for example, jewelry), as long as you arrange them into a tray or several trays, they look more organized? I mean, think about it… if you just have a bunch of jewelry laying around, it doesn’t exactly look nice. It just looks like a big mess! Now imagine corralling them all into trays, and imagine those trays are actually pretty, too! Let me give you a peek at what this might look like:Suddenly your jewelry is looking better and you’re feeling happier. Welcome to today’s DIY!All You Need Is…
  • The Quest For Fresh, Clean Towels

    Kate Simmons
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    It all starts out so refreshingly, doesn’t it?! You buy a stack of brand new towels. They’re fluffy. They’re sparkling clean. In my case, they’re that pure shade of white that makes you believe they will always be the epitome of spa-quality fresh. Then as time goes on, you realize that everything eventually changes. The towels become less comforting and more like something you’d exfoliate your face with. You notice a gray tinge when the light hits the towels a certain way. And then the worst happens–the mildewy smell! Today I’ll show you how to…
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    Leovan Design

  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Terry’s Blinds in UK

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Recently Terry’s Blinds in the UK asked to interview me for their Designer Insights series. Designer Insights includes interviews with fabulous expert designers in the field of interior and landscape design, as well as home staging and home renovation.  I’m pleased to be featured on their “Designer Insights” interview series. <!-- AddThis Follow BEGIN --> Follow
  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Outdoor furniture can transform your backyard, patio, deck, or front yard into a relaxing retreat and enjoyable gathering place for you and your family. Outdoor furniture adds comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. Outdoor furniture is made from a variety of materials, each with its own look and feel. Materials can include wood, aluminum, wicker, wrought iron, plastic, and more.
  • 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
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    First Apartment Checklist

  • Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives

    Nick Vinken
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    We’ve got to admit: a cheese knife set is not really an essential item that needs to be part of your basic kitchen equipment. But if you’re a frequent cheese eater, you might want to invest in a good quality cheese knife set. Cheese knives also make nice presents, for birthday or housewarming parties for… Read More »Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats

    Nick Vinken
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    If there’s one thing that your home really needs, it’s a nice doormat. Doormats give your visitors the opportunity to wipe their feet, so you can keep your house clean. They also make visitors feel welcome. But why should you go for a standard, boring doormat? Get a funny doormat (or welcome mat) instead! These… Read More »15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers

    Nick Vinken
    10 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Moving day has arrived! You’ve gathered all the stuff you need and you’ve packed it all up following some of our tips. Now it’s time to actually start moving. Unless you’ve got a really small load of stuff you need to move, getting a moving van is definitely a good idea. You can rent vans at… Read More »How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas

    Nick Vinken
    14 Nov 2013 | 7:15 am
    Over the past decades, the TV has gotten a prominent role in the decoration of our living rooms. The arrangement of furniture is often pointed at the the all-mighty tube, and in the evening we’re all centered around it. Some even eat their dinner in front of it. Not everyone is a big fan of this… Read More »Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • How To Set Up A Roommate Agreement Form

    Nick Vinken
    13 Nov 2013 | 7:23 am
    So you’ve found all the stuff you need for your new apartment and you’ve just found the perfect roommate. You’re ready to let him / her move in, but before you do that you need to ask yourself one question: how do you ensure that you and your new roommate can keep living together for… Read More »How To Set Up A Roommate Agreement Form is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post How To Set Up A Roommate Agreement Form appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
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    Decor Girl

  • Don’t Screw Up Your Kid By Overdecorating Their Bedroom

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you wish for a happy child, one who understands quiet time and is capable of paying attention - their bedroom must promote this. Overdecorating is harmful. Read More
  • Designer’s Favorite Source for Interior Lighting

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Tastemaker Lisa M. Smith gives her favorite source for interior lighting for every interior. Read More
  • Home Organization: Take Control Of The Drop Zone

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Whether it be the kitchen countertop or other spot, the drop zone has a magnetic pull for clutter. Take control to keep it from becoming the slop zone. Read More
  • Liqui Offers A New Turn On The Milk Churn

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Quirky, modern and oh so hip. This new take on the milk churn from Liqui s a great option for cool interior light fixtures. Read More
  • Color Scheme How To: Say I Can With Ikat!

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Let an ikat be your color scheme turnaround, changing the "I can't" into a no regret "yes I can!" Ikat patterns are basically like a crisp print with soft edges. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Should You Be Sanding Your Own Floor

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Making the decision to have hardwood flooring installed in your home involves a financial investment, but will be worth it due to the beauty and feeling of luxury your new flooring will provide, as well as the increased value it will add to your home. It is completely natural for you to want to look after your investment, and ensure that your beautiful new flooring retains its original appeal for years and years. While we have already discussed sanding small areas of your floor to fix any scratches or dents, what about if you want to sand and refinish your entire floor? While it is possible…
  • Give your bedroom a makeover with hardwood flooring

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. After a busy, stressful day at work, your bedroom should be your own little sanctuary; somewhere that you can go to unwind and forget all of your troubles. Unfortunately, when people come to decorate their home, the bedroom is often not given as much thought and attention as it should. People may feel that they are limited in their options as to what they can achieve in this space, and therefore tend to avoid any major changes. However, your bedroom is one of the few rooms in your home that is just for you, so you should want it to…
  • Cherry Wood Floors

    14 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    Cherry Wood has been used for centuries to craft not only flooring but furniture too. It has a pleasant dark red colour that is much sort after. It provides a vintage, traditional look and cherry wood floors are ideal for a period home. Cherry Wood Trees There is a wide range of different types of cherry trees, both flowering and ornamental. Cherry trees are most often known for the tasty fruit they produce and the pretty blossoms. But the cherry tree is also popular for its wood too. They are grown all over the world but are particularly famous in Japan for their beautiful blossom. American…
  • What are the latest hardwood flooring trends?

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Hardwood flooring has been a popular choice for people wanting to breathe new life into their home while also adding value for years and years. While different people have different tastes, there are certain trends that we see emerging and increasing in prominence every few years. The following are some of our key hardwood trends to be aware of this year. Darker hardwood floors Recently we have seen more and more people choosing darker shades of wood or darker finishes for their hardwood floor. While black flooring is chosen by some people to achieve a contemporary, monochromatic finish, this…
  • Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring

    8 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    When you’re looking to decorate a new home, or redecorate your existing home, your flooring will often be one of the first areas you look at. While some people may opt for simple carpet, others will want to give their home a feeling of class and elegance that only wooden flooring can provide. If you are considering wooden flooring, one of the first questions you need to answer is whether you will go for traditional hardwood flooring or a laminate alternative. To help you make this decision, it is vital that you understand the differences between laminate and hardwood flooring, as well…
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    Home Stratosphere

  • 37 Diverse Backyard Swimming Pool Ideas (Photos)

    HS Editor
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    I remember the first time I saw and used a backyard swimming pool.  I was in grade 2.  I couldn’t believe that somebody could have their own pool in a backyard. I spent about 8 hours in that pool.  It was a day I’ll never forget… you know those magical days as a child that make such an impression and were so fun and carefree that you enjoy just recollecting those days.  That first time of using a private pool was one of those days for me. From that day on, I fell in love with pools.  I still love them.  I use one 3 to 5 times per week as an adult.  Some of my best…
  • Log and Stone Colorado Ski Chalet with Great Room

    HS Editor
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    Today we bring you a gallery featuring an extravagant mountainside residence in Telluride, Colorado (source:  ZillowTM Listings / Zillow DigsTM). This stone and natural wood home offers direct direct access to the local Village Bypass ski run, perfect for winter time living. The highly desirable location is within walking distance of the Mountain Village core. The residence is quietly hidden on a secluded cul-de-sac, for utmost privacy. Featuring seven bedrooms, six full and two half baths, and a luxurious, open design living and dining space, the home is structurally modern…
  • Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring – Each Has Their Own Benefits

    HS Editor
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I’m a big fan of hardwood flooring.  I’ve redone several hardwood floors, including one time removing carpet and redoing the beautiful wood floors underneath. But let me back up and tell you about a basement suite I rented after university.  The suite was beautiful.  The kitchen spectacular.  It actually had a decent amount of natural light. The problem was that the rooms above my suite were hardwood, making my suite like living inside a drum.  I heard every noise above.  It wasn’t pleasant.  Yes, the people above me (owners of the home) loved the hardwood, but it…
  • Sprawling Seattle Landmark Tudor Mansion (Renovated)

    HS Editor
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Today we bring you a gallery featuring images of the sumptuous Hainsworth Mansion, a Seattle Landmark property (source: ZillowTM Listings / Zillow DigsTM). This massive Tudor home resides in an enviable location, boasting expansive views of Elliott Bay, the Cascade Mountains, and the famed Seattle skyline. The 4 bedroom, 5 bath house has been thoroughly and thoughtfully renovated, keeping in line with the original vision with subtle updating for the foreseeable future. Luxurious foyer opens to an immense central great room, with day rooms, offices, and family rooms in its orbit.
  • 28 Outdoor & Indoor Putting Greens & Mats (Designs & Ideas)

    HS Editor
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    If you’re serious about golf, what could be better than your own private putting green? The biggest decision to make is whether to install it inside or outside of your home (or both if you want 2 of them). With your own private putting green, there’s  no need to head to the local golf course to practice your putting.  Instead do it in the comfort of your own home – so when you show up on the course, you’ll be a champ! After all, with a killer short game you can dramatically improve your golf score. Indoor putting greens used to be simple affairs: a small textured…
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    The Grey Home

  • 15 Essential kitchen gadgets for easier tasks

    Soufiane Nab
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Hello,The main thing i like about creativity is to create the need: create a new product that does not exist before and that one is simply a time saver, helpful in daily tasks or simply just important for avoiding complicated tasks.I decided to post this blog entry for listing great and important gadgets everyone will need or would like to have. Every gadget below is a best seller or at least 4/5 stars item based on customer reviews on Amazon, in other words, we won't be worrying about the efficiency or reliability of the item.The Strawberry Huller(4.5 star based on 935 customer reviews )The…
  • 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…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Dealing with a Room You Can’t Stand

    Donna Hoffman
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    “Yick, I hate this room.” Do you ever feel that? Ever walk past one bug-a-boo of a room at your place and every time you do you think, “#!#*@!!, this room is driving me crazy! If only it was X. If only it had a Y. I can’t stand the way it looks,” or “I can’t stand the way it feels.” You know, we once polled people and asked them to describe how they felt when they walked by a room in their home that they disliked. We heard everything from “Like jumping out of my skin,” to “Now I just try not to look at it when I walk by,” or my favorite, “It makes me want to leave…
  • 3 Top Ways to Get the Most Out of a Cabinet Maker

    Donna Hoffman
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Give me a great custom cabinet maker any day. Expect higher costs than you would encounter with a semi custom group, sure.  But you will never hear the words, “This doesn’t come in that size or that color.” Rather, the world is your oyster. To get the most out of working with a top quality cabinet maker I recommend the following wise design Golden Rules. 1) Patience is a virtue. A custom cabinet maker will never  be as fast as a semi custom or pre-fab group. That’s because nothing is pre-built…not even the cabinet boxes themselves. True artisanal work is what…
  • How To (Im)Politely Decline to Lift Furniture

    Donna Hoffman
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Recently, during a furniture delivery and installation for a great guy and favorite client,  he overheard me say to one of my staffers, “We’ll need to move that dining table (meaning the moving guys) so the crew can have an easier path for the furniture load in.” Before I could blink, my helpful client asked our newest, most dainty staffer, “Can you give me a hand so we can move this out of the way?” Knowing that Murphy’s Law strikes when you least expect it (Workman’s Comp!), I responded that the moving guys would do it. Too late. The dining table was on the move. So…
  • The Perils of Upholstery Fabric

    Donna Hoffman
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    How is your fabric vocab? Falling in love with a smokin’ hot fabric for your new sofa (or to reupholster your old one) is great. However, it can get you into hot water if you don’t know the following tidbits to keep you out of the sharky, snarky waters called “Putting The Wrong Fabric on the Wrong Piece of Upholstery.” So, decorating lover, read on for these must-knows: Wyzenbeek Rating (also called the Abrasion Rating or Double Rub Rating) These all refer to the performance tests run on home fabric. To test how heavy duty your fantastic fabric really is, the fabric is literally…
  • Best Houseplants for Your Home

    Donna Hoffman
    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…
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    Chic California

  • Wiped Out

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Wiped Out I spent my share of the day laboring yesterday in the garage painting, painting and more painting. You see I have a problem. A really great problem, but I problem none the less. I sold nearly every piece of furniture I had for sale in my boutique space this weekend! I am wiped {Read More...} The post Wiped Out appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #35

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #35 Is anyone ready for Labor Day Weekend to be here? September!? Isn’t it funny that right about this time of year you can tell fall is coming? And I don’t mean by all the pins on Pinterest about Halloween already! You can just smell it in the air! I {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #35 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Milk Paint Hutch Makeover

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Milk Paint Hutch Makeover I have a lot of favorite pieces of furniture that I have painted. They come into my life and leave ever so quickly. But there is one in particular that really captured my heart. I had no idea she had so much potential. True beauty is on the inside right? Well, {Read More...} The post Milk Paint Hutch Makeover appeared first on Chic California.
  • Tour Through Blogland

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Tour Through Blogland I was so excited to be asked by my friend Ashley from 3 Little Greenwoods to take part in the Tour Through Blogland. This is a great opportunity for you to get a sneak peek into the inner workings of how things are done here at Chic California and introduce you to {Read More...} The post Tour Through Blogland appeared first on Chic California.
  • DIY Silhouette Art Using Thrift Store Frames

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    DIY Silhouette Art Using Thrift Store Frames Everything old is new again! Ain’t it the truth? I have been noticing lots of silhouette pics popping up in gallery wall displays all over Pinterest and my favorite style magazines. Some people are using vintage silhouettes from their parents or even grandparents. And some are using new {Read More...} The post DIY Silhouette Art Using Thrift Store Frames appeared first on Chic California.
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  • The Wonderland Apartment by House Design Studio

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    The Wonderland Apartment is a private residence located in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. It was designed in 2014 by House Design Studio. The Wonderland Apartment by House Design Studio: “Among residential projects, color is probably one of the essential elements and it also has good cost performance. Our client is a teacher who has positive attitude and energetic. She would like her home to be joyful and bright. We applied macaron..More...
  • Interior Metamorphosis by Disenio. interior design

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Interior Metamorphosis is a project completed by Disenio. interior design in 2013. Located in Michałowice-Osiedle, Poland, the interior is bright, with plenty of light to make it come alive. Photos courtesy of Disenio. interior designMore...
  • Dunrobin Shore by Christopher Simmonds Architect

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dunrobin Shore is a private residence designed by Christopher Simmonds Architect. Located in Dunrobin, Ottawa, Canada, the home’s interior is bright and airy, with open spaces that allow for ease of movement. Dunrobin Shore by Christopher Simmonds Architect: “Simplicity and openness define the experience of being in this modest home. To the river, a continuous wall of glass spans the living, dining and kitchen space allowing a full panorama of..More...
  • Elegance in the Meatpacking District

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This elegant apartment is located in the Meatpacking District, a neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, USA. The 4,551 square-foot interior has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Elegance in the Meatpacking District: “Designed by internationally acclaimed Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier, 165 Charles Street is his third and final residential tower built on New York City’s coveted Hudson River. An iconic modern day landmark with fully finished interiors designed by..More...
  • How Glass Is Revolutionizing Kitchen Countertops

    Guest Blogger
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Glass countertops are breaking the mold of standard building materials and are revolutionizing the way people view their kitchens. Not only are glass countertops aesthetically stunning, but are also notorious for their strength and durability. Here are some incredible examples of Glass Countertop projects produced by CGD Glass Countertops. Raised Glass Countertops Raised glass countertops are a great way to add an extra something to a modern kitchen without having..More...
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  • Sophisticated Indian Apartment with Woven Staircase

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    This Indian apartment is a contemporary piece of art itself. Simply stunning and offering true enjoyment for esthetic senses – the fluid, wave – like premise entertains with each and every detail. Located in central Mumbai, the creation of  Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop captures with is artistic presence and light, elegant atmosphere. No doubt the central focal art – point of the space is the wooden staircase with its unusual woven shape, free hanging structure and smooth texture, but the design of the apartment is filed with sophisticated art elements, craft furniture…
  • Vivid Office Space by Studio O+A

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Believe it or not, this vivid and playful office space is designed for a bank client. Of course, the Capital One Labs is in San Francisco and the designers are Studio O+A, which explains the vital color scheme, the harmonic presents of uncouth wood and the bold experimentation with colors. Also technically the team of Capital One Labs is a design studio, which develops the online services for the bank so it’s only natural for them to escape from the most banks’ grayish tonality and dive into “rustic Drama”, “lime Green” and “Hot Pink” so that the working space can fully…
  • Luxurious and Sophisticated Spirit of Brazilian Weekend Home

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    The project of these four vacation houses emanates the luxurious and sophisticated spirit of Brazilian weekend home architecture. Wonderful example of elegant luxury, contemporary design, all extras needed (swimming pool with Jacuzzi, sauna in the basement, spectacular view) high quality materials and luxuriant tropical plant life – all design to create rich of sunshine and pleasure ambiance. The architects from Studio Arthur Casas constructed the houses thoughtfully. At one hand each house preserves its secluded privacy (using vertical gardens that cover the blind walls of the neighbor…
  • Restaurant so Luxuriantly Adorned with Graffiti

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    One artistic project of design Studio G-sign for a fast-food restaurant, which is so luxuriantly adorned with graffiti, wall drawings and design installations that in the end becomes more like refine gourmet place, where one can meet with friends and family, instead of just having a quick bite. Its artistic, welcoming and vintage spirit invites you to create some refreshing and interesting memories of a meal. Offering a truly unique atmosphere – that’s the goal, which not many restaurants succeed in, but this Russian project has a great start about it. It’s truly an entertaining…
  • Style and Clear Elegance at Vale dos Cristais Residence

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    This Brazilian villa project is located on an uphill slot near the city of Nova Lima. Its location predetermines – first the great view over the city and secondly an architectural solution that searches the best harmonizing structure whit minimum topography interference. The architects from Anastasia Arquitetos succeed in preserving the natural indoor – outdoor float, the integration between the internal and external areas and the correlation with the surrounding. Read the rest of Style and Clear Elegance at Vale dos Cristais Residence originally posted on ©…
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  • Kids' room styles

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    Elegance: sourceRefinement: source Order: sourceModern:source google_ad_client = "pub-7653206195145410";google_ad_width = 180; google_ad_height = 90;google_ad_format =... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kids' area

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Time for school again - have you finished renovating the kids' room? Have you supplied your kids with everything needed for the new shool year? I have some interesting ideas and suggestions for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Unexpected clever interior design solutions

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Are you fed up with the popular 'rules' for interior design? Do you look for new ideas? Then this is the place - Trendoffice is a blog where you can find many of them! source source google_ad_client... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Furniture that is not only fun, but also elegant

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    Although it is said that Chaotic Love playful collection of lighting and furniture designs by Swedish Ninja is referencing the work of 1980s Italian design group Memphis, I find them much more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • I am fascinated with this interior

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
     But the only thing I succeeded to find about it is that this is a photo by William Abranowicz: I think that this is a perfect mix of modern and classic elegance. Does anyone know something... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Teapigs & Jansen+Co Mug Competition!

    Cat How
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    All this week we’re giving away a set of our lovely orchid Jansen+Co Ceramic Mugs and a pack of Teapigs Teas on Twitter! Our Mug Set is worth £27.50 and the mugs come in orchid, dusty purple, aubergine and cashmere pink shades. They are dishwasher and microwave safe and made from high quality ceramic. The Teapigs set is their ‘Adventurous Cheeky’ range – consisting of a pack of Chilli Chai (real flakes of chilli with cardamon, cinnamon and ginger); Chocolate Flake (top notch teapigs tea with chocolate flakes); Popcorn Tea (a Japanese tea known as Genmaicha, this…
  • Ben Fiess

    Cat How
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    American ceramicist Ben Fiess creates some of the most beautiful jars I’ve seen. Made with a four-part construction that uses two cork plugs and a contrasting rubber band to close the jar, they are about 4.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide. They come in a range of creamy colours and pastel shades with flecks, specks and pretty imperfections produced by iron oxides and carbonates. Whilst at Indiana University, Ben developed his idiosyncratic from of ‘ceramic chemistry’ – and has a broader curiosity of many materials and the perception of them, constantly…
  • WIN A Limited Edition Minirig Portable Speaker worth £100!

    Rog How
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    We can’t think of a better Summer accessory than the much lauded Minirig Portable Speakers - designed and made in the UK by our old friends (and Bristol studio neighbours) Dave and Tom. One of the best rechargeable portable speakers on the market, a Minirig can be plugged into any phone, laptop or multimedia device – with a battery time of 50 hours! They sell out as soon as we get them in, so we’re thrilled to have a Limited Edition Minirig in either Total Purple or Total Red up for grabs in our competition this week! Only four of these have ever been made so they are…
  • 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.
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    Interior Habit | Get your interior design fix!

  • 4 Swimming pools that are calling you!

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

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

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

    Interior Habit
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    In keeping with some of our recent Moroccan designs here is a beautifully tiled shower, it’s like showering in a jungle!
  • 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!…
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  • Art-filled Home in Sao Paulo

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Today’s post is definitely for those, who are fond of everything peculiar, colourful and a bit whimsy. The house in this post is a 600m2 space, which was designed by Galeazzo Design Agency for a family with the aim of being a place of social meeting among a collection of art and design. The house is located in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first thing that caught my eye in this amazing interior was the dining space with that pop of bright orange, which is conveyed through dining chair upholstery and the same colour palette artwork hanged on the wall. The whole interior though is…
  • Plain Picture Is The Best Picture

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
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    2 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
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    2 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
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  • 10 Gorgeous Black and White Patio Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Black and white is a timeless combination that works just about every time and everywhere, and interior design is clearly not an exception. You can not go wrong by going all black and white for any particular room in your home, actually, it is so unmistakable it even looks wonderful for an outdoor design. Choosing monochrome The post 10 Gorgeous Black and White Patio Design Ideas appeared first on
  • 10 Modern Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Striped Walls

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The walls in the living room can tell a lot about the style and identity of the interior, therefore it’s really important to create an aesthetically solid and creative walls. For instance, stripes are big hit in the world of interior design nowadays, because of their irreplaceable power to visually enlarge the room and provide The post 10 Modern Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Striped Walls appeared first on
  • 10 Captivating Exposed Brick Walls Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    What are your thoughts on incorporating an exposed brick wall in your living space? Exposed brick walls became popular in the late 1900 and their popularity and demand rises until today. Having an exposed brick wall in your home will definitely add charm and personality to the space. Exposed brick wall can embellish any given spot, The post 10 Captivating Exposed Brick Walls Interior Design Ideas appeared first on
  • 10 Beautiful Rustic Bathroom Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The bathroom should be a relaxing and clean place to be in, but foremost it should be decorated in order to meet your expectation and to be fairly close to your style and interest. Therefore, if your are kind of the nature enthusiast and you enjoy in natural and earthy things, then you are a The post 10 Beautiful Rustic Bathroom Interior Design Ideas appeared first on
  • 10 Refreshing Blue Dining Room Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    For all the people who want to create a super vibrant and relaxing ambiance in the dining room, blue is the perfect color scheme for the cause. As we have mention many times, the most refreshing and peaceful things in the nature are blue: the sky, the ocean, the smurfs maybe.  The blue dining room The post 10 Refreshing Blue Dining Room Interior Design Ideas appeared first on
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  • White Childrens Bedroom Furniture

    sarah ramdan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    Daybed Bed Bedroom Furniture White Sleep Mattress Children Bedding By Resolution: 500 x 500 · 32 kB · jpeg Size: 500 x 500 · 32 kB · jpeg Another ideas of white childrens bedroom furniture:
  • Childrens Table And Chairs Wooden

    sarah ramdan
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    children s table children s wooden chair children s wooden table By Resolution: 1020 x 706 · 128 kB · jpeg Size: 1020 x 706 · 128 kB · jpeg Another ideas of childrens table and chairs wooden:
  • Living Room Interior Design Photo Gallery

    sarah ramdan
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Living Rooms – Interior Design Photo Gallery – Timothy Corrigan By Resolution: 592 x 792 · 93 kB · jpeg Size: 592 x 792 · 93 kB · jpeg Another ideas of living room interior design photo gallery:
  • Bedroom Sets For Girls

    sarah ramdan
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
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  • Interior Design Ideas For Bathroom

    sarah ramdan
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    Recent Photos The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App By Resolution: 500 x 306 · 99 kB · jpeg Size: 500 x 306 · 99 kB · jpeg Another ideas of interior design ideas for bathroom:
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – August 29

    Emma Harger
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    This week, we were drawn to links that provide a great variety of design inspiration: smart stickers, great colors, stylish offices and innovative lighting. Before you head off on your Labor Day weekend adventures, check out our 10 links you’ll love design inspirations roundup! Home Cafe by Penda from Dezeen This cool Chinese cafe in Beijing features sleek modular shelving units from floor to ceiling. Some of the units are filled with cube-shaped lights, books or plants–plants that purify the infamously polluted air, smell great (to complement the hypnotic scent of coffee…
  • Fabulous Friday: Troy Lighting Maidstone

    Emma Harger
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Contemporary Kitchen by Charlotte Interior Designers & Decorators Carolina Design Associates, LLC This crisp, clean white contemporary kitchen in Charlotte is a harmonious combination of many different stylish elements, including a pair of lantern-style lights suspended above the island. This is a lighting style we’re seeing more and more in kitchens–instead of pendants, people are using lanterns for kitchen lighting, especially over islands. Sometimes, they’re even bringing outdoor lanterns inside in order to get a certain look! But in this case, these lanterns are made…
  • Get the Lighting Featured on Property Brothers: August 27

    Emma Harger
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    The Atlanta-based run of Property Brothers on HGTV ended last night with a stylish home for single mom Dionna, her son Kivi and her best friend Natasha. After a bout of drama regarding actually getting the house (it had been gutted by thieves who stole copper wiring and plumbing pipes, another offer was initially accepted and then the offer fell through), Jonathan and his crew set off to work giving this family a nice place to live. Dionna even arranged it so that there would be a comfortable guest room for Natasha since the house was not near her home. Kivi got a very grown-up and…
  • Spa Bathroom Lighting Ideas and Inspirations with Archway Construction

    Emma Harger
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    The idea of the bathroom as a stylish, well-designed and secluded place to go relax and let the day melt away is a very popular one. For example, there are nearly 568,000 pictures on Houzz of “spa bathroom”! A spa bathroom is a way to bring the secluded and peaceful idea of a spa right into your own home! Even a quick pop into the bathroom to wash your face or have a short shower feels like an indulgent treat in a bathroom like this one above, which is from our friends at Chicago’s Archway Construction. Some great spa bathroom lighting ideas are on display in the picture…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – August 22

    Emma Harger
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    This week’s edition of Design Inspirations truly runs the gamut. You’ll find a way to explore museum exhibits, history lessons, childlike fun, cement with a surprise in it, great-looking menus and a basketball court that looks great but can also help improve your game. It’s Friday! Let’s have some fun!   Google Cultural Institute from Google Cultural Institute Google does a lot. (That previous sentence just might be the most understated one you’ll read in a list article this year–or, in fact, any article). Much of it is criminally underutilized, but…
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    Rug Rats

  • Making Stairways Safe with Stair Runners

    Sandy Henderson
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    When it comes to flooring products, the innovations that have been made are truly profound. You can get almost any kind of media to look like any other type of media for the surfacing of your floor—you can even get laminate flooring panels that look just like wood! Or you can get wood flooring that […] The post Making Stairways Safe with Stair Runners appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Introducing Seychelles by Stanton Carpet from the Anywhere Collection

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The new Stanton product Seychelles from the Anywhere outdoor collection is stylish and versatile! DURABLE Royaltron™ polypropylene will resist signs of wear, with unique long-lasting fibers. STAIN RESISTANT Royaltron™ polypropylene does not absorb moisture making spills and stains easily removable with normal cleaning agents. COLOR FAST Solution-dyed yarn extrusion is not only safe for the […] The post Introducing Seychelles by Stanton Carpet from the Anywhere Collection appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Custom Floor Mats for Entrances and Hallways

    Sandy Henderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    As a business owner and/or operator, you are probably bombarded with ideas and suggestions for improvements and enhancements of your marketing efforts several times a day. There are the newspapers and magazines clamoring for your attention to fill their available ad space, then there is television and radio, and, most recently, the internet became lauded […] The post Custom Floor Mats for Entrances and Hallways appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Stair Rods – Jewelry for the Stairs

    Sandy Henderson
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Turn Any Stair Case Into The Center Piece with Zoroufy Stair Rods A common sight throughout the Victorian Era and into the 1930′s, stair rods were a functional part of home decor and another flourish in the exquisite detail associated with homes built during that time period. Before the days of non-slip pad and tack […] The post Stair Rods – Jewelry for the Stairs appeared first on 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.
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  • You’re Gonna Die, Read This Before You Do

    Alycia Wicker
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee I’ve got some bad news. Are you sitting down? Alright, this is going to be tough to hear, but I feel it’s my duty to tell you. You’re going to die. I don’t know when, I’m no doctor here. I just know that each of us will die. (Stop rolling your eyes – there’s a […] The post You’re Gonna Die, Read This Before You Do appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Don’t Let “Only If” Be Your Legacy

    Alycia Wicker
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee I just launched Designer DNA, if you’d like to see what it’s all about and how it could be a game changer for your design business click here >> Designer DNA In the mean time, I’d like to share this story with you. My dad was dying. My mother had called me to tell me that It […] The post Don’t Let “Only If” Be Your Legacy appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • My Shocking Philosophy Of How To Be A Successful Interior Designer

    Alycia Wicker
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Mupplebee Warning: This post may piss you off. I had a post up on Facebook that led to my email list opt-in on how to get interior design clients. It’s a pretty successful freebie opt in training for my list building activities. After all, interior designers want to know how to get clients. Then there was […] The post My Shocking Philosophy Of How To Be A Successful Interior Designer appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • If You’re Website Isn’t Growing, Maybe You Aren’t Either

    Alycia Wicker
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee A lot of people think that your branding and website design are supposed to last forevah but I’m here to tell that it shouldn’t. I’m going to use myself as a prime example of how your branding and website design will evolve (and it’s a good thing). Evolution I’m kind of a different person than […] The post If You’re Website Isn’t Growing, Maybe You Aren’t Either appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Sick & Tired of NOT Getting Interior Design Clients?

    Alycia Wicker
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Like how, stupid! I totally want clients, why would I want to find out how NOT to get interior design clients? Dur. Oh I’m not saying you want to learn yet another new way to not get interior design clients, but if you’re already making sure you don’t get them with your interior design business […] The post Sick & Tired of NOT Getting Interior Design Clients? appeared first on Mupplebee.
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • 2014 Top Home Improvement Trends by Industry Experts

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Today’s homeowners are feeling confident about home remodeling after bouncing back from the recent recession by diving into a fresh set of design ideas that are trending in 2014. Industry experts weigh in on their predictions for the latest interior design and home remodeling trends. A 2013 Hanley Wood survey revealed that remodeling sales are up 10 percent (when compared to 2012), and this number is expected to increase another 10 percent in 2014, according to 45 percent of remodelers who were surveyed. Among all rooms in a home, kitchen remodels scored highest and bathroom renovations…
  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vote for your favorite home style among the most popular home styles in America! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer and are looking for a larger home for your expanding family or you are downsizing from your empty nest, knowing which home style is best for your lifestyle is half the battle. Here’s a snapshot of the most popular home styles and why one of them may be your “home sweet home”:   Craftsman Bungalow – This is a triangular-shaped designed home with a low-pitched roof. This popular home style is made of mixed materials of brick, wood and stone. Typically, Craftsman…
  • Privacy Solutions for Outdoor Spaces

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Creating a Private Retreat When Your Neighbors are Too Close Spending time in your backyard is one of the perks of enjoying the warmer weather. Relaxing on a hammock, reading a book, or spending time with family and friends are great ways to enjoy your outside space in the privacy of your own home – except when that privacy is invaded by peeping neighbors or open spaces. Today, larger homes are being built on smaller lots, leaving homeowners feeling as if they are living in a fishbowl. Homeowners searching for backyard solitude have discovered some unique privacy solutions (as well as some…
  • Berry Slab Pie – The Perfect Summer Indulgence

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Summer is the perfect time to indulge in the bounty of berries that are available to us at local farm stands and grocery stores. Here is a delicious way to enjoy a variety of berries all at once while savoring the comfort of a flaky baked dessert. Berry Slab Pie Recipe  Ingredients: 1/2 of 17.3 ounce package frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 sheet) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 1/2 cups fresh assorted berries (like blueberries, raspberries and blackberies) 1 egg 2 tabelespoons water Coarse sugar (optional)   Directions 1)    …
  • Money-Saving DIY Landscaping Tips

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think of landscaping as the ultimate accessory for your home. The perfect balance of trees, shrubs and flowers can enhance your street appeal and welcome your friends and family to a showcase of beauty. Most often, however, this makeover comes with a hefty price tag. Traditionally, homeowners may expect to pay anywhere from 5% to 15% of their home’s value on landscaping (which is based on a median-home value of $213,000 in the U.S.), so could run you over $10,000 at the end of the day. To avoid breaking the bank, DIY landscape experts suggest following these tips to create a garden design…
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    Decoration Lovers

  • NOMA – The Best Restaurant in the World

    Alex Brás
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Lets celebrate September with a Nordic Breeze.  The Nordics are very well known for their clean design, cellphones that could take down a brick wall and car safety. Nordic Cuisine however is rarely the main conversation issue.  Well, at least until you see NOMA.    Let me lay it on you as simply as this: 2010, 2011, […]
  • Beachside Home at Point Lonsdale by Studio 101- Australia

    Alex Brás
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    Studio 101 has created a beautiful house at Point Lonsdale in Australia, by the sea. This house intersects some of the best lines of todays great design. We could say that this is one dream house for everybody.     Project description This permanent beachside home, designed for a young family is located in an established, […]
  • Casa das historias Paula Rego – House of Tales Paula Rego – Cascais – Portugal – Eduardo Souto Moura

    Alex Brás
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Who is Paula Rego? Dame Paula Rego (born 16 January 1935) is a Portuguese and British visual artist who is particularly well known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. Rego’s style has evolved from abstract towards representational, and she has favoured pastels over oils for much of her career. Her work often reflects an aggressive […]
  • PMG plans a new $35M residencial development in Chicago

    Alex Brás
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
  • Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral – Best place for Spacial Sight Seeing

    Alex Brás
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
      In Cape Canaveral there’s a saying that goes: “Space is only a vertical line away”. Exploration Tower is an unique landmark standing in Port Canaveral, offer prime view to all the space launches that occur, around 10 miles to the south, in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and  Kennedy Space Center. The Exploration Tower opened in November 2013 and […]
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  • How Long Does the Interior Design Process Take?

    Alison Sorensen
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    So, we’ve been talking all month about what an interior designers is an what they do.  Today we’re  going to focus on how long the design process can take. I’ll use my eDesign services as an example…First off you may be wondering what eDesign is.  eDesign is an affordable online design service available to anyone, go here for more info. My clients start out by filling out a questionnaire, taking photos of the existing room and uploading them, taking measurements, and collecting inspiration images (if any) of the room you’d like designed.  The client then sends…
  • Are interior designers for only wealthy people?

    Alison Sorensen
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    This is a good question, but it depends.  It depends on the designer you want to hire.  There are those “rich and famous” clients that pay more than an arm and a leg (I’m sure) to have a designer design their home.  If you are looking for that particular designer, then most likely, no, you can’t afford them.  On the other hand, if you are like so many other “normal regular” people you can find a designer out there that you can afford.  Just remember, not every designer is perfect for you and same goes for the designer.  If you are the type of person…
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    Alison Sorensen
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
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  • How To Know If You Need An Interior Designer

    Alison Sorensen
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Have you been asking yourself the question, “Do I need an interior designer?”  If you have, how DO you know if you need one.  Well, for starters there are probably some people out there that have no sense of style at all when it comes to interiors.  It’s not always their fault, to others it comes more naturally.  For most though, I think people have a good sense of style but the problem is they don’t know how to put it all together.  Sometimes they may like something that doesn’t necessarily go with something else they’ve picked out.  Or you could be…
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    5 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
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    Design Ideas

  • Tai & Architectural Design keeps it simple for Taipei apartment interior

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    ::cck::240::/cck::::introtext::Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei "as minimal as possible" so it can be easily reverted to its original state (+ slideshow). The apartment is being rented by a couple working in the city centre, who asked Tai & Architectural Design to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.::/introtext::::fulltext::Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei "as minimal as possible" so it can be easily reverted to its original state (+ slideshow). The apartment is being rented by…
  • Wide Open Plan with Interesting Elements

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    ::cck::231::/cck::::introtext::We love an airy open plan home scheme here at Home Designing, and this one has some particularly interesting features. This wide open space has a skeleton of raw walls and steel columns, and to counterbalance these rather industrial features the décor has been designed with small injections of color and shapely arrangements.::/introtext::::fulltext::On the outside of the modern home we see that the building is box-like in shape, thus the interior gains little influence from the architectural layout.  In contrast, the pool decking sweeps away in a curvaceous…
  • Elasticsearch HQ by Garcia Tamjidi Architecture

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    ::cck::221::/cck::::introtext::With offices in Amsterdam and satellite support teams throughout Europe, Elasticsearch found a new home in Los Altos, a city that continues to establish itself as a technology hub.::/introtext::::fulltext::Producing an open source, real-time search and analytics engine, the focus turns to space that primarily supports engineering, sales and customer operations. A fully transparent boardroom is centrally located to separate the focused engineering teams from the active sales and support teams. Perimeter meeting rooms and breakout areas act as stop-and-go spaces…
  • Ultra Sleek Private Home with Incredible Architecture

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    ::cck::218::/cck::::introtext::From the exterior through the bedrooms and private wine cellar, this modern home from architect Guido Costantino is spectacular. The natural materials in use throughout the home, including slabs of unfinished concrete and beautiful wood floors, play with the idea natural vs. industrial to great effect while each piece of furniture is just enough and never too much.::/introtext::::fulltext::From any angle, this home is impressive. The outdoor pool is the ultimate indulgence, Even the pool chairs are perfectly minimal in their design. A main dining room has…
  • 4 Qualities to Look For in Your Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    ::cck::217::/cck::::introtext::Looking for bathroom renovation contractor? Make sure to check these 4 qualities in prior to hiring one. Taking on the job of remodeling your bathroom can be an exceptionally difficult task, and there is a very good chance that you will want a professional contractor to do the work. However, it is important to make sure that you hire a qualified, professional bathroom remodeling contractor, and there are a number of things that you should look for when hiring one.::/introtext::::fulltext::1. Certification The first thing you should look into is to see if the…
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  • “Vintage & Vogue” A Shopping Delight!

    Kimberly Edwards
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    “Vintage & Vogue Has A “CHANEL” Theme That You Will See Throughout The Shop, Gorgeous Display Of Goodies Here!” “Exquisite Beaded Evening Bag & Treats For Your Boudoir!” “Charming Sweet Gift Ideas From Vintage & Vogue” “Love These Yummy Colors! What A Perfect Gift For Your Sis! Cute Teacup With Pup Motif” “Inviting & Delightful Vignette, So Many Lovely Eye Pleasing Decorating Ideas!” “Precious Vintage Figurines & Lovely Colorful Coffee Set In The Background” “Gorgeous Home Decor At…
  • “Embrace Your Space With Shades Of Pink”

    Kimberly Edwards
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    Delightful & Refreshing In Pink! Love The Unexpected Drama Of The Chandelier! This Is A Charming Artsy Reading Nook!” “Sophisticated Use Of Rich Shades Of Pink, Paired With Lovely Accent Pillows. This Is A Subtle Way Pink Can Be Introduced In A Room.” “Fabulous Patterned Chair With Several Shades Of Pink To Enjoy! Such A Statement Piece For Any Room! Love It!” “This Centerpiece Will Add So Much Drama & Intense Beauty To Your Dinner Party! These Colors Are Amazing Together! This Is The Power Of Pink In Action!” “Small Bedrooms Can Really…
  • “Romancing Our Vanities & Bedside Tables”

    Kimberly Edwards
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:16 am
    “Femininity & Gorgeous Pastels Tells The Story Here In Whimsical Playfulness” “Whimsical & Charming Is The Theme Here With This Vanity Display Of Goodies” (Courtesy Of MacKenzie-Childs Catalog)   “Pale Roses & Tea Cups With Some Sparkle!So Très Chic!”   “This Is From My Personal Collection, I’m A Lover of All Things Vintage And I Find This Precious Cupid Statue To Be Quite The Centerpiece Of My Vanity!” “This Is The Epitome Of What Every Vanity Needs To Be Truly Complete And What Is Needed For Pampering!”…
  • “Creating Your Dreamy Bedroom Retreat”

    Kimberly Edwards
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    “Soothing Neutrals & Layered Textures Create A Lovely Look Here! Love The Wall Color!” “Love The Layering Of Cozy Textures With Classic Neutrals That Are Forever In Style, This Is Pure Dreaminess!” “Wall Color Adds Drama And Rich Character To This Bedroom For Very Little Money! Lovely Contrast To Fresh White Bedding With Added Pop Of Color In Accent Pillows” “Vintage Meets A Sweet Paris Apartment Look With Hints Of Feminine Touches, Love The Bright Pop Of Pink At The End Of The Bed!” “Perfection In Pink With Comfort and Sophisticated…
  • The Très Chic “Souvenir” Shopping Experience

    Kimberly Edwards
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    “Exquisite Santos Looking Bejeweled & So Lovely!” “Whimsical & Playful,Souvenir Banner Flags!How Fun! I Want One!” “Souvenir – A French Apartment Shoppe,So Très Chic!” “Charming Statue Is Adorned With Lovely Jewels! Souvenir Has ManyGoodies In The Background!” Donna’s Parisian Inspired Custom Creations Are Around Every Corner At Souvenir!” “Donna’s Custom Made Jewelry To Add To Your Collection” “Vintage Yumminess in Lovely Clip On Earrings,Love the Colors!!” “Michel Design Works Line…
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