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  • Drink in the Atmosphere at These Attractive Wineries

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    Luke Hopping
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:12 am
    Drink in the Atmosphere at These Attractive Wineries Written by  Luke Hopping December 27, 2014Relax, unwind, and imbibe at these five idyllic wineries. View Slideshow Architects Greg Warner and Michael McCabe recognize the value of atmosphere in wine tasting, which is why their pavilions at Quintessa in Napa Valley nestle quietly into the landscape. “Quintessa is not about a building, it is about a place,” they explain. “Any structures built in this place need to be minimal interventions that integrate with their surroundings.” View Slideshow
  • 15 Modern Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

    Ultimate Home Ideas » Ultimate Home Ideas
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Remodeling a bathroom would require a lot of time and money. Yet, doing so is definitely worth it. Your bathroom renovation will certainly have a big impact on the overall value of your home. But as you get ready to remodel your bathroom, consider lots of factors. Think of the size of your bathroom, the [...] The post 15 Modern Bathroom Remodeling Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • My Houzz: A Home Filled With Warm Memories of Travel (19 photos)

    27 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    An obsession with tulips sent fine-art and documentary photographer Rudi Dundas on a photographic journey from the Hortus Bulborum bulb library in Limmen, the Netherlands, to the Tien Shan mountains in Kazakhstan, where tulips originated. She was in Kazakhstan for the tulips, but she also ended up taking...
  • Swedish Christmas

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    Trudy Crane
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Love these holiday photos of a wonderful home featured in Femina Magazine. Go and check out the rest of the home as it is really beautiful. It is so great to see two tables used differently in the same small space. Love the grouping of brass candles on the table with the bench on one side. Very simple yet stunning! photos by: Martin Sølyst (wonderful photographer!! contact via Eric Bjorn here) follow on Instagram @msolyst Enjoy! Trudy xx photos: Martin Sølyst via: Femina
  • 10 Ways To Create Your Own Meditation Room - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    Shelley Little
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    Imagine having a room in your home that heals your mind, body and soul? A meditation room will give you a place to participate in daily yoga, chants, and meditation without interruption. Image Source: Blansfield Builders Imagine having a room in your home that heals your mind, body and soul?  Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a special room inside (or outside) of your home that’s devoted to peace, tranquility and your emotional well-being? A room that allows you to escape the daily stresses of life and connect with a higher power?  A meditation room will give you a place to do…
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  • Ruban Coffee Table by RKNL Furniture Design

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

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

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

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

    Ali Morris
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Bristol, England-based brand Gloster provides us with a sneak preview of its 2015 collection with the aluminum and teak Bells side table.  Designed by Henrik Pedersen, Bells is an hourglass-shaped occasional table for the patio Two aluminum bells joined together make up the shape of this small outdoor side table, while a removable buffed teak lid provides a handy storage area. For more information contact visit About the manufacturer: In 1960, the founding members of Gloster began manufacturing in West Africa, in 1981 they launched the Gloster brand in Bristol,…
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  • My Houzz: A Home Filled With Warm Memories of Travel (19 photos)

    27 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    An obsession with tulips sent fine-art and documentary photographer Rudi Dundas on a photographic journey from the Hortus Bulborum bulb library in Limmen, the Netherlands, to the Tien Shan mountains in Kazakhstan, where tulips originated. She was in Kazakhstan for the tulips, but she also ended up taking...
  • Houzz Tour: Back to the ’50s in the Heart of Bordeaux (21 photos)

    27 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    After a fair share of traveling, Ninou Étienne, an interior designer and a decorator, finally settled in Bordeaux. The old typical Bordeaux house she purchased two years ago had been vacant for a decade. “It was a very dark house, entirely carpeted,” Étienne says. “I had no other option than...
  • So You Want to Build: 7 Steps to Create a New Home (8 photos)

    27 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Whether building new or renovating an existing structure, creating a new home is a journey of discovering who you are, what you want, how you want to live and where you want to be. It’s a chance for you to define your relationship to the world, to your family and to yourself. Creating a home is more...
  • Shop Houzz: Give Your Home a Bubbly Personality (65 photos)

    27 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    There’s nothing quite like ringing in the new year with a glass of champagne, starring those delightful nose-tickling bubbles. Celebrate all year long with a collection that features bubbles both big and small. Make a style resolution to add some effervescence to your home with these iridescent...
  • Houzz Call: Is Your Closet a Storage Powerhouse? (4 photos)

    27 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    From keeping clothes and linens neat and within reach to stowing cleaning supplies and tools, closets are workhorses of the home. But it’s not always easy to keep a handle on what’s stored behind those doors. Which...
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  • December Greetings + A Big Kiss!

    26 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    Hello dear friends! It’s the holiday season which means that most likely you are home, or at someone else’s home, or maybe if you’re not in Germany (today is 2nd Christmas), you are shopping the big sales or enjoying some relaxing down time. Whether you celebrate the holidays or not, whether you have family or are alone and whether this time is special to you or simply “meh”… I simply want to send you many warm greetings and lots of love as I sign off until the new year. You have all been such an inspiration to me and next month will begin my 10th year…
  • Crushing On Inaluxe

    24 Dec 2014 | 2:35 am
    Have you heard of Inaluxe? Fine artists Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd formed this design studio in Australia and have collaborated with some very impressive brands including Kate Spade, Bloom Cosmetics, Land of Nod, IKEA and Urban Outfitters. Kristina launched the brand in 2006 online to share her projects but later, Jason joined in to help take the brand further which eventually landed them a studio space and many new projects. These make me happy! Their work is just lovely. My wish list includes the Birds of Australia, Blue Winged Kookaburra, Odyssey, Laser Beams, Garden Party and Float…
  • Blog Trends: Earn Money Without Guilt

    23 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    Let’s talk about another trend in blogging – or at least a trend I want to see very soon – Earn Money Without Guilt! Oh and remember, if you’ve missed the first two posts in this series, you can catch up by reading them here: Slow Blogging and Become Your Own Blog Star. And if you’d like to continue this discussion elsewhere online, including Instagram, you can link to this post (shortlink: and use hashtag #20blogtrends. Ok, good. Let’s get started! See this lovely lady above? She is a mother, a wife and a blogger. She works…
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  • Funniest Inhabitat stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

    Yuka Yoneda
    27 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    2014 was a tough year, particularly after the world lost Robin Williams, someone whose incomparable comedic mind helped teach us that sometimes laughter is the only way to see through all of the tears. Inhabitat saw our share of humorous stories this year, and we would like to dedicate this poll to Mr. Williams’s selfless pursuit of other people’s smiles. Thank you, Robin. We hope you’re up there somewhere chuckling at this green cat. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Permalink | Add to |…
  • Wearable biospheres could allow people to live on other planets

    Kristine Lofgren
    27 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    If humans are ever going to survive on different planets in our solar system, we are going to need a steady supply of oxygen, food and water. People have had any number of ideas to solve the problem, but this idea might be the most surreal yet. These bacteria-filled biospheres could produce all the light, water and food humans need in a portable, wearable suit. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: biosphere, biosphere vest, life on mars, life on other planets, living on other planets, wearable bio technology, wearable biosphere, wearable food production, wearable…
  • New study confirms ‘Limits to Growth’ prediction of imminent global collapse

    Michelle Kennedy Hogan
    27 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    The book Limits to Growth – a 1972 harbinger of the “death of the planet” – was largely dismissed in its time time as being improbable at best and at worst, alarmist. But new research shows that the book was likely right – not just about a few things – but about almost everything forecast about the planet’s collapse. Read the rest of New study confirms ‘Limits to Growth’ prediction of imminent global collapse Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: alternative energy, anti-fracking, domestic oil production, fossil fuels, fracking,…
  • Inhabitat’s Top 7 Most Inspiring Stories of 2014

    Kristine Lofgren
    27 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    Every year you come across those stories that warm your heart and lift your spirits. Whether it involves a tough old lady who refused to back down to developers or a teenager with a brilliant idea that could save the oceans, they’re the kind of stories that give you hope for the future of society. This year we saw stories about a kayak instructor who built his own woodland home for just $11,000 and a round-up of DIY homes that anyone can build on the cheap. Hamburg announced plans to become car-free in the near future and a group of 16-year old girls from Ireland showed the world how…
  • What is your favorite Inhabitots story of 2014?

    Kristine Lofgren
    27 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    As 2014 draws to a close, we are looking back at the Inhabitot stories that inspired, amused and touched us. From natural fairy tale-like tunnels to a realistic Barbie doll and enchanting images of life on a farm, 2014 has been full of stories that astounded readers and made us all take another look at the world around us. Read through our story round-up and tell us which one is your favorite. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: 13 year old builds a tiny home, 2014 best stories, 2014 Inhabitots, 9 year old photographer, falling fruit, harvesting fallen…
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  • Modern Tigertail Residence Parading a Spectacular Diagonal Cantilevered Roof

    27 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Literally stepping out-of-the-box, Patrick Tighe Architecture completed the design of Tigertail Residence, a modern private home in Brentwood, California, USA. The unconventional shape of the project is both a creative twist anda result of conditions inherent within the site: “The peculiar geometry of the two-story volume is a result of the existing building conditions, current building setback regulations, openings to the views and the need for solid walls for shear and privacy”, explained the developers. The overall design unfolds with openings to the spectacular city and…
  • Top 10 Contemporary Artists for 2014 Announced by Artist Become

    27 Dec 2014 | 12:45 am
    Curious about who ranks the highest in the world of contemporary art? Artist Become, the online artist community that showcases art of both established and emerging artists from around the world (owned and managed by overstockArt), has just released it’s Top 10 Contemporary Artists List for 2014. Polish artist Justyna Kopania is on top of the list, with Belgium artist Pol Ledent taking second place. Kopania is one of the 2500 artists showcasing their art on Artist Become. Of those artists, 1200 were new to the online art community in 2014. With roughly 48,500 original pieces on display…
  • Wavy Timber Slats Delivering a Cave-Like Feel: New Six Degrees Cafe in Jakarta

    26 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    Designing a cafe has turned into challenging task over the years, with so many creative interior schemes being born daily. Studio OOZN Design completed the development of Six Degrees Cafe, an original relaxation hub, located within a shopping mall in Jakarta.The venue features wavy timber elements which give away a cave-like feel when inside: “We created an undulating skin of timber slats equally spaced apart at 150-millimeter intervals, which covers the entire wall and ceiling to break the monotony of spatial heights”, explained the design team. The unconventional wooden layers…
  • Striking Wellness&Bathroom Design Merger: New Spa Suite by Alberto Apostoli

    25 Dec 2014 | 2:59 am
    The spa suite designed by Alberto Apostoli captured the attention of visitors to Equip’Hotel 2014, the international event for the hospitality industry in Paris. As ambassador to Italy for architecture, Alberto Apostoli presented “Just Pour Nous”, the interpretation of a new trend in which Wellness finds its intimate connotation, merging with the traditional functions of the Bathroom. The bathroom becomes an integrated and holistic space, created to regenerate yourself and share extraordinary moments with your partner. “Just pour Nous” is an innovative concept, the result of the…
  • 10 Ways To Create Your Own Meditation Room

    Shelley Little
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    Imagine having a room in your home that heals your mind, body and soul? A meditation room will give you a place to participate in daily yoga, chants, and meditation without interruption. Image Source: Blansfield Builders Imagine having a room in your home that heals your mind, body and soul?  Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a special room inside (or outside) of your home that’s devoted to peace, tranquility and your emotional well-being? A room that allows you to escape the daily stresses of life and connect with a higher power?  A meditation room will give you a place to do…
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  • Why Go Bare When You Could Go Bright? 6 Fantastic Rugs

    Luke Hopping
    27 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    Why Go Bare When You Could Go Bright? 6 Fantastic Rugs Written by  Diana Budds December 27, 2014A bare floor is a bore. Treat toes right with these carpets that feel oh so good underfoot. View Slideshow Prisma by Fabrice Berrux for Roche Bobois, $4,506.Living up to its name, the carpet sports a faceted motif rendered in 100 percent wool. View Slideshow
  • Drink in the Atmosphere at These Attractive Wineries

    Luke Hopping
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:12 am
    Drink in the Atmosphere at These Attractive Wineries Written by  Luke Hopping December 27, 2014Relax, unwind, and imbibe at these five idyllic wineries. View Slideshow Architects Greg Warner and Michael McCabe recognize the value of atmosphere in wine tasting, which is why their pavilions at Quintessa in Napa Valley nestle quietly into the landscape. “Quintessa is not about a building, it is about a place,” they explain. “Any structures built in this place need to be minimal interventions that integrate with their surroundings.” View Slideshow
  • It Took Less Than a Month to Assemble this Entirely Modular Apartment Building in NYC

    Allie Weiss
    26 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
    It Took Less Than a Month to Assemble this Entirely Modular Apartment Building in NYC Written by  Robert Gordon-Fogelson December 26, 2014Winning the race to build the tallest prefab building in New York City, Gluck+ assembles 28 affordable housing units in less than a month. View Slideshow A new residential building in upper Manhattan, dubbed The Stack and designed by the architecture firm Gluck+, employed offsite prefabrication methods to create a high-quality, affordable housing solution that was raised onsite in only 19 days. Image courtesy of Amy Barkow Photography. View…
  • Most Popular Homes of 2014: Prefab

    Allie Weiss
    26 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Most Popular Homes of 2014: Prefab Written by  Allie Weiss December 26, 2014To celebrate 2014, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on this year. Here, five of the most-viewed prefabs, from an in-law unit in California to cabins for California's State Parks. View Slideshow Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern CaliforniaThe most popular prefab of the year was this 1,600-square-foot in-law unit by Connect:Homes in Sonoma, California. It contains two bedrooms and two baths for its 87-year-old resident, whose daughter lives nearby. Photo by Joe Fletcher . View…
  • How Modernists Do Holidays: Sleek and Festive Items for the Home

    Luke Hopping
    25 Dec 2014 | 6:28 am
    How Modernists Do Holidays: Sleek and Festive Items for the Home Written by  Diana Budds December 25, 2014Deck the halls and engage in festive rituals with these sleek modern items. View Slideshow Menorah by Stanley Saitowitz for the Contemporary Jewish Museum Store, $395.The clean lines of the threaded stainless-steel menorah give it a distinctly modern aesthetic. View Slideshow
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  • Happy Holidays!

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

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

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

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

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

    26 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    A hilly, deeply shaded plot of land might not have offered the greatest place to build a comfortable summer home if not for a bit of creative computer-aided adaptation. Japanese studio Double Negatives Architecture used computer software known as a multi-agent system to design a highly unusual faceted concrete-and-chipboard home that fits just right and captures the maximum amount of sunlight possible. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Urban Balcony House Puts Priority on Outdoor Spaces Twisting House Zig-Zags to Fit Oddly-Shaped Footprint Refab…
  • Saturn is The Spill-Proof Wine Glass You’ve Been Waiting For

    24 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you've ever experienced the utter dismay of watching a glass of red wine spill all over your fancy party clothes or, even worse, your light-colored carpet, the Saturn wine glass will seem like a miracle of design. The glass from Super Duper Studio is futuristic looking and can possibly save you from future wine stain disasters. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Strange Red Wine Glasses Set or Bloody Brilliant Design? Killer Wine Glass Set: 7 Unique Glasses for 7 Deadly Sins Automatic Steeping Mug Always Makes the Perfect Cuppa Unspillable Wine…
  • Companion Stools Are the Cutest Furniture You’ll Ever Love

    24 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Having a pet is rewarding, but it's also a lot of hard work. If you aren't the nurturing type or just don't have time for a pet, the Companion stool could be a suitable, if somewhat less friendly, alternative. The first product from newly-launched Danish design firm Phillip Grass, the Companion stools come in two styles: the cheeky little guy with his "head" resting on his "hands" and the Companion 4 Legs which sort of resembles a friendly dog. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Frankenstein Furniture? Wood, Metal & Plastic Chair Alphabetical…
  • Gear-Equipped Wooden Table Mixes the Modern + Traditional

    23 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    In the past, furniture was made to survive for a lifetime - it wasn't built to be as cheap and easily transportable as possible. Pieces were built one at a time, carefully, and with sturdy materials. Furniture cost more back then, but it was worth it because you would only have to buy each piece once. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Space Saving Ideas: Extending Dining Room Table Tops Elegant Convertible Wood Coffee & End Table Design ExhibiTable: White Reading Table with Wood Storage Slots Modern Glass Table is Held Together With a Cork…
  • California Mountain House Looks Ready to Take Flight

    23 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    What's not to love about a modern getaway in the mountains? The Flight House from Sage Architecture is a mid-century modern interpretation of a vacation cabin in the woods. The name of the home is derived from both its purpose and its appearance. "Flight" refers to escaping from the monotony of daily life, but it also makes reference to the fact that the home looks like it is about to take flight. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Stealth Stone Summer Home Rises Right Up from the Rocks Flying Saucer-Shaped Sea Shell House Looks Like Half a UFO…
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  • Merry Christmas and my favorite Christmas spaces!

    Linda Merrill
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    I have been gathering favorite images on several Pinterest boards for some planned Christmas themed posts through the month - and never got to them! Where does the time go?? In any event,  I did want to share some of my favorites before I miss it altogether! I'm very into pink this year: I love tiny details:And unexpected moments: Some silver and gold:Some down home coziness:(from the fabulous Vicki Archer's house in France!)Don't forget the outdoors:And some spectacular elegance: Note: click on the pics above for source informationI didn't do a tree, but did manage something…
  • Review of The Bouqs Flowers

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

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

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

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

    11 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    In my previous post, I highlighted 13 European manufacturers from five countries that are renowned for their ground breaking contemporary design and style: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Italy & Germany – all of which exhibit twice a year, during the High Point Furniture and Design market,  in the 220 Elm building.  Today, we continue our tour of 220 Elm with some furniture and design highlights that captured my attention from the following five vendors: EQ3, MAT the Basics, Design 9 Inc., Lyon-Béton, and Overman International.  Showroom: EQ3 Heavily influenced by  the…
  • Gift Guide for the Glamorous Gallivanter

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:28 am
    Luxurious gift ideas for the glamorous gallivanter on your list.  I share a few of my favorite finds from my trip to Venice as well as a few things that evoke beautiful memories of my trip to Italy such as the Bitter Orange home fragrance from Agraria Home. 1/ Sent Sisters’ Bubble Glass Necklace at MOMA 2/ Bitter Orange PetitEssence from Agraria 3/ Slow Venice Tours 4/ Dream of Venice by Charles Christopher and JoAnn Locktov and 5/ Velvet Bergamot by Dolce e Gabbana
  • STYLE SKETCH: One Piece/Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Introducing New Feature: STYLE SKETCH Style Sketch: One Piece – Toscaa Leather Sectional by W. Schillig; Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect (full boards and decor details below STYLE SKETCH STORY: The Why Behind the Idea A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry As a young girl, my French teacher instructed me to read “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  I learned two things – obviously,  it improved…
  • Express Your Signature Personal Style at Home with Ambella Home

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Translating your personal signature style to style at home has just gotten that much easier thanks to Ambella Home’s new furnishings collection that debuted at the fall 2014 High Point Market. The style-filled, beautiful and glamorous furniture channeled four distinct signature styles: Boho Chic, Neo-Trad Glam, Tailored Classic and Eclectic Sophisticate all of which align perfectly with their respective fashion styles. BOHO CHIC STYLE Earthy, comfort-imbued style with breezy, casually elegant overtones. Design Elements:  Ambella Home’s Diamond Cocktail Table indubitably conveys an…
  • W. Schillig’s Spot on Color Direction for 2015

    10 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    Furniture’s fashion week, as the High Point Furniture and Design Market is oft referred, put on quite the show this October rivaling the spectacular couture performances that graced the catwalks from Paris to Rome to New York.  On show at the High Point fall market were several unmistakable trends both in design and color. Three of the hottest color directions for home design 2015 that caught my eye were: sophisticated whites, textured grays, and ravishing reds. And not at all coincidental in the weeks prior, whites, grays and reds were commanding attention at the fall haute couture…
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  • House Tour Feature on Houzz

    27 Dec 2014 | 2:49 pm
    I recently toured a home in Bel Air while on an architectual tour with Architectural Digest and Cadillac. The house tour is also featured on Houzz and profiles Geberit fixtures. Check it out here!
  • Ms. Iisha Goes to Washington!

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

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

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

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

    Christine Chang Hanway
    26 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Romans had the Baths of Caracalla, we have Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s Thermal Baths Vals. Built into the hillside of Graubünden, Switzerland, the quarry-like spa was named a national monument two years after its completion in 1996 (talk about fast-tracked). Let's go there—now. When the town of Vals, a canton of Graubünden, hired Zumthor to design their thermal baths, he was an undiscovered talent with experience in conservation architecture. The project put the architect and the baths on the map. Zumthor achieved cult status (he won the Pritzker Prize in 2009), and the baths…
  • 11 Kitchen Islands Gone Glamorous

    Julie Carlson
    26 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is "kitchen island" the least sexy term in home design? Even "kitchen table" is better (remember that scene in The Postman Always Rings Twice?). Here's a roundup of 11 rooms with style to spare. Above: An apartment in St. Germain des Pres, Paris, designed by Joseph Dirand features a pair of bronze Fingi suspension lights by Eric Schmitt and office armchairs by Pierre Jeanneret from Galerie 54. Learn more in Trend Alert: Pierre Jeanneret's Modern Classic Caned Teak Chair. Photograph by Adrien Dirand via Yatzer. Above: London designer Rose Uniacke's simple but luxurious kitchen is located…
  • 12 German-Made Kitchen Essentials

    Julie Carlson
    26 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The BMWs and Mercedes of the precision kitchen world, courtesy of the Germans. Here's a dozen kitchen tools, storage containers, and cleaning supplies we're currently coveting. Kitchen Tools Above: The Famos Vegetable Peeler is $12 from Kiosk in NYC. N.B.: It's currently out of stock but expected back in.  Above: From venerable German company Wesco, the Wesco Grandy Bread Box (bottom shelf) is available in red for $79.95 at Williams-Sonoma. (The Wesco Grandy Bread Bin is also at Amara in a range of colors for $129.). A Glass and Stainless Steel Bread Box (not shown) is $99.95…
  • For Rent: A Ski Cabin by a World-Renowned Swiss Architect

    Sarah Lonsdale
    26 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Care to stay in the home of internationally renowned Swiss architect (and Pritzker Prize winner) Peter Zumthor? Architectural enthusiasts are in luck: A few years ago, Zumthor started renting out Unterhus, one of two vacation cabins he built on a mountainside in the tiny Swiss hamlet of Leis. The adjacent second house, the Oberhus, is Zumthor's own retreat where he lives with his wife, Annalisa, who grew up in the area and had long pined for a mountain home. His light, airy, narrow wooden structures are a modern take on the surrounding traditional architecture, the antithesis of Zumthor's…
  • Happy Holidays

    Remodelista Team
    25 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Thanks to all our lovely readers for supporting us in 2014; here's to another year filled with health, happiness, and good design! Above: Photograph via Studio Oink of Wiesbaden, Germany. More Stories from Remodelista Object Lessons: The Classic Cocktail Shaker (Plus 5 to Buy) Trend Alert: Peasant Chair Roundup (Plus 5 to Buy) Table of Contents: Winter's Tale
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  • Winter Curb Appeal at the Front Door
    24 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    Yuletide season has just about reached its peak. It’s already got us thinking about taking everything down in a few days, which is always a bummer. No matter which holidays you celebrate, you can leave up welcoming winter decorations at your door until they wither and die. Or until the daffodils and tulips start to bloom, whichever comes first (then it’s time for pastels and brighter colors). Here are a few doors giving us the biggest winter curb appeal.via The great thing about these window boxes is you can switch out the bows to change up the mood.
  • Simplifying the Decorating This Christmas

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

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

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    We’re giving away great prizes here at Design Public, so don’t miss your chance. You can still enter through midnight, December 15, 2014 to win any of the following carefully curated items from our site. All you need to do is post the corresponding tag to Twitter, to the Design Public Facebook page or pinning one of the images on Pinterest along with the corresponding hashtag. You may enter each contest once per day on all three venues if you’ve got the time! No purchase necessary. Winners will be drawn at random. Miller Goodman Mini Facemaker Block Set Tag:…
  • Giveaway Day 10: Loll Designs Lago Chair in Gray
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Here at Design Public, we’re kicking off the holiday selling season with a 11 days of fantastic giveaways. Now through Cyber Monday, we’ll be giving away great prizes (including free shipping) . Check in every weekday to see which product we are giving away that day. You may enter to win every single one. We’re well into our second week of fabulous giveaways (check out past posts or our Twitter and Facebook feeds to see what you’ve missed, because they are all up for grabs until we complete our drawing on December 15, 2014). Today’s prize is a REALLY good one,…
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    Home Design Find

  • Casa Equis is an Ode to the Earth, the Sea, and the Sky

    Susan Kraemer
    26 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    A wonderful beach house on the Peruvian coast at La Escondida Beach, Cañete, celebrates the earth, sea and sky. Its bold shapes are delineated in colors that form a stunning contrast with the blue skies. The earth is celebrated in its rocky, earthen steps and heavy construction in concrete, both natural and with a warm ochre pigment. The vast watery ocean is represented in a theatrical blue glass box of water, amazingly suspended in front of the sea. The weight of the earthy ochre is contrasted by the turquoise of the pool glass, representing the sea beyond. Peru’s glorious cerulean…
  • A Floating House that Glides Effortlessly on its Pool

    Susan Kraemer
    25 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    This magical surrealistic vision of a house by Pitsou Kedem Architects looks for all the world like a mirage of an elaborate H-shaped pontoon. This sumptuous and elegant transparent house is aptly named Float House by the architects. A raised roof also seems to float over the structure. Even the bed itself appears to float in its exquisite master bedroom space. The master bedroom suite appears to extend to the edges of the site, gliding effortlessly through its transparent walls. Its elaborate and glossy interior is contrasted by a peak through a wall that is matt and textural. The…
  • Three Houses of Brick Connected by Outdoor Rooms

    Susan Kraemer
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    There is something very 1930s about brick buildings. It’s easy to overlook innovation in a material that is so humble and unassuming. The garden has a sincere depression-era feel – even in the flowers, the low wood-framed window and the brick facade on the pool. But this home comprising three brick buildings connected by two outdoor rooms from Spanish architects H Arquitectes is quietly revolutionary. The middle building contains the wonderful surprise of a soaring high ceiling. The heart of the home, this central room is a farm kitchen complete with a wall-to-wall countertop and…
  • Design Dilemma: Creating a Separate Space in an Open Floor Plan

    23 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    Contemporary Home Gym by Seattle Architects & Building Designers SHKS Architects Americans love their open floor plans. There’s something wonderful about big open spaces filled with light and air. But sometimes you can get too much of a good thing. Occasionally, even open space aficionados crave some privacy and quiet. So we’re dedicating this post to unique ways to close off an open space — at least temporarily. 1) Creating a room within a room. If you’ve got a large expanse of space, you might explore creating a two or three-wall room. This Minneapolis loft…
  • Design Trend: Tips on Creating A Prime Home Theater Experience

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
      If you’re a movie buff, you know that watching movies at home has become a dramatically sophisticated experience compared to what it was even just a few years ago. Today, it’s possible to approximate the feeling of an actual cinema, from the large screen right down to the surround-sound.  In fact, it’s even better than a movie theater because the concession stand (your refrigerator) is always open! If you’re pondering enhancing your home theater, it’s important to keep a few key points in mind. After all, having a home cinema system can take your movie experience to a whole…
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  • Bloesem Class: Are you ready for 2015?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Brand New at 2Modern: Modern Lighting by Tom Dixon (2Modern)
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Talk about a sparkling way to end the year! 2Modern is thrilled to welcome Tom Dixon to our range of modern designer lighting. This British brand, established in 2002, has consistently set itself apart with a range of distinctive designs that feature elegant geometric forms, unique materials and state-of-the-art technology. Contemporary floor lamps, table lamps, and pendants—including the best selling Mirror Ball Pendant Light and beautifully embellished Etch series—designed to facilitate innovative clustered lighting arrangements, are part of the Tom Dixon collection. View our…
  • Typographic Wrapping Paper by Angelo Stitz (2Modern)
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    Typography buffs will easily fall, as we did, for the striking wrapping paper designs composed by German graphic designer Angelo Stitz, who has applied his facility with type to a series of decorative paper sheets comprised of typography alone. Originally created for an advent calendar, the collection contains 24 designs, each featuring a beautifully symmetrical repeat pattern of numbers 1 through 24—rendered in black and white only. Advent aside, the numbers make this gift wrap collection ideally suited for wrapping birthday or anniversary presents, too—or for hanging on the…
  • MAD Mallets by UM Project for Cooper-Hewitt SHOP (2Modern)
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    If owning a mallet has never been top-of-mind before, the MAD Mallet range from Brooklyn design studio UM Project may give rise to a sudden urge. Designed specifically for the SHOP at New York’s newly refurbished Cooper-Hewitt design museum, this mallet series continues an increasingly popular trend of turning functional tools into coveted art pieces, while reflecting the museum’s desire to “feature significant design objects from around the world, with a focus on American designers.” Hand crafted from a combination of wood, metals, and lacquer, the MAD Mallets…
  • 12 Days of 2Modern Giving: Win Art by Parvez Taj! (2Modern)
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Our 12 Days of 2Modern Giving sweepstakes is in full swing, with Prize #3 up for grabs. Today and tomorrow, enter our sweepstakes to win a beautiful art piece by California artist, Parvez Taj, whose expertly layered mixed-media compositions make inspired additions to any interior space. Water-based inks, photography and ultraviolet inks applied to reclaimed wood comprise this lovely work, which we’re delighted to give away to a lucky art lover. Enter our sweepstakes today through Friday for a chance to win:
  • Cake in a Can by The Food Ministry (2Modern)
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Stumped for holiday dessert ideas? Let them eat cake, says the UK-based company The Food Ministry, which has managed to turn run-of-the-mill cake into a novelty act. The company’s Cake in a Can concept is a recipe for cake making that includes all ingredients and oven-ready, retro-styled can. Empty the can’s ingredients into a bowl, add water, stir, pour back into (well oiled) can, and pop into the oven. Out comes cake for one, primed for decoration of choice, and ready to serve, no dessert plates needed. If the dreaded Christmas fruit cake doesn’t induce interest, a slew…
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  • How To Choose An Electrical Contractor

    Michael Landfair
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Here's another "How to..." article from RenovatingNYC. The first was Why You Should Hire A Licensed Contractor on the importance of hiring a licensed professional. It’s tempting to let cost dictate your decision making but you might find that a contractor with a low estimate relative to other bidders may be unlicensed or uninsured. What are the first steps when choosing an electrical contractor? It’s important to determine your needs, verify potential bidders, and choose someone you can trust and feel will do the job well. It can feel a little overwhelming, but…
  • Mike Blogs on FabNest: 15 Ways to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

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

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

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

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

  • Merry Christmas!

    Things That Inspire
    25 Dec 2014 | 3:38 am
    The tree is trimmed, the stockings are hung, the gifts are wrapped, the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals are planned, the table is set.  Today is full of joyous anticipation, the excitement of children, the tradition of the Christmas Eve candlelit service to celebrate the Holy Night that ushers in Christmas Day. Our Christmas tree, 2014. Somewhat of a lopped off top, but the
  • New post

    Things That Inspire
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:18 am
    Every fall, I research the latest and greatest book offerings in the décor, landscape, and art world and think about which ones I would like to add to my personal library.  I must admit, I have not bought many books this year – I haven’t even heard much buzz about the new books published this year– so I had to do some in-depth research. I am intrigued with all of these books, and I would love
  • Books for my Christmas List: 2014

    Things That Inspire
    6 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Every fall, I research the latest and greatest book offerings in the décor, landscape, and art world and think about which ones I would like to add to my personal library.  I must admit, I have not bought many books this year – I haven’t even heard much buzz about the new books published this year– so I had to do some in-depth research. I am intrigued with all of these books, and I would
  • Christmas china and kitchen island storage

    Things That Inspire
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:19 pm
    As I pulled out my Christmas china this morning, I was very thankful for my kitchen designer’s suggestion to incorporate storage into my kitchen island for holiday items.  The process of switching out the everyday dishes with the Christmas china takes only a few minutes!  My entire family loves the tradition of using Christmas china during the month of December, and I am looking forward to
  • Beautiful Art by Melissa Payne Baker (and the beauty of small art)

    Things That Inspire
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    I have been carrying Melissa Payne Baker’s art in my online store, Quatrefoil Design, for years.  Even before I introduce her new work on my blog, many of her paintings sell; she certainly has a loyal fan base and her work speaks to many of my readers as much as it does to me.  Melissa has an incredible feel for form and color that puts her in a category all by herself.  She is known for her
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  • Happy Holidays To All - 2014!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pinterest Fab 4: Family Christmas Cards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    29 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Bridget Beari Color Rule NumberLimit Colors but Not the RangeIt is not so easy to create a single hue room or a room filled with only analogous colors. The key to the combination is to create a range. Below the room is mostly greys and grey blues. The designer has limited the color palette but stretched the range of grey into blue and violet. It create a beautiful flow and softness.  Interior by Ken FulkThis room is mostly taupe but the lighter and darker variations blend and create contrast. The darker draperies against the even darker floor. The flat tape on the linen walls. All…
  • Take a Tour with Bridget Beari!

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

    2 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    It's hard to pick favorites but here are a few. I picked different ones than I posted on instagram or twitter. So here they are …Always my first stop at Market, Textures never disappoints. #1 Turtles from Textures. Perfect for our Tulum Mexico project. We loaded the car with goodies! #2 Circle base table at Julian Chichester. Brass and gold were everywhere.#3 painted stair riser inserts from Mirth Studio. I posted about this company at ICFF but the new risers were very cool! #5 Gold perforated chandelier from Oly Studios. Love the layers.        …
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    23 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    My guy TE took this photo of shiny black door decorated for Christmas when he was in London a few weeks ago. I immediately appropriated the photo for COCOCOZY. Love the idea of a welcoming inviting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Best of friend AM's East Hampton living room - decorating in progress.One week ago, I was heading to the Hamptons with my best of friend AM, her hubby JE and their cute kiddies.   What a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:48 pm
    I like this living room from Ryan White Designs.  An eclectic mix of styles and genres all melding together into one space. Vintage, rustic, modern, Moroccan, Spanish, modern and classic all in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:47 pm
    I like this small little Swedish apartment.  Shows you how much style you can get out of small space.  A third floor open floor plan space with high ceilings in a builiding built in 1904.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:47 pm
    For some reason I found these photos of a Copenhagen apartment decorated for the holidays very inspiring.  I am feeling these days like less is more in all aspects of what I do.  Here is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Merry Christmas

    23 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    One trend I’ve been noticing this year is the alternative Christmas tree like the one above. Perfect for urban dwellers and folks that won’t be at home over the holidays. I’m not sure if I’ll be trading in my traditional (even if artificial) tree anytime soon, but I’ve come to love the creativity of these alternative holiday trees. Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas! Cristin *image source The post Merry Christmas appeared first on Simplified Bee.
  • Laundry Room Decor :: Wallpaper

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

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

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

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

    Trudy Crane
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    This is the gorgeous vintage home of Vanessa Pleasants the blogger at The Vintage Whites . It really is a wonderful space filled with worked wood and vintage items collected over time. Pretty lights in the kitchen and dining room add a warm touch to the rooms and that green is the perfect shade! Love the antique mantel in the living room paired with the vintage couch. Super cute home.... Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Country Home
  • Swedish Christmas

    Trudy Crane
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Love these holiday photos of a wonderful home featured in Femina Magazine. Go and check out the rest of the home as it is really beautiful. It is so great to see two tables used differently in the same small space. Love the grouping of brass candles on the table with the bench on one side. Very simple yet stunning! photos by: Martin Sølyst (wonderful photographer!! contact via Eric Bjorn here) follow on Instagram @msolyst Enjoy! Trudy xx photos: Martin Sølyst via: Femina
  • How to Decorate with Pom-Poms

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

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

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

    franki durbin
    27 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    The 31st is sneaking up on us faster than you can say "Bonne année" and it's time to seriously consider what you'll be wearing. While it's easy to think the world is like Queen Bey's jetset lifestyle, the truth is most of us will have our heels (and wheels) on the ground on New Year's Eve. So... what to wear? I like the idea of luxe looks with maximum ease. Think: spectacular heels with skinny jeans and a touch of sparkle via a magnificent black chiffon silk blouse. Magnificent earrings round out the look but it's a mesmerizing statement clutch that finishes the look. Hair? Perhaps a…
  • Object of Desire: The Perfect Venetian Mirror...

    franki durbin
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    There are several things I tend to search for continually: glamorous cream coats, down filled embellished pillows and fabulous mirrors. Lately my attention has turned to Venetian mirrors for behind my bedside tables. Finding the perfect scale, the right note of authenticity and somewhat reasonable pricing has proven to be a challenge.There are no shortage of etched mirrors out there striving to be seen as Italian-inspired, but most read flat and mass produced (which, frankly, all of reasonable pricing will be). My favorite style features the signature "peak" at the top and is on the…
  • Merry Christmas To All...

    franki durbin
    25 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Merriest of Christmases to you all! It's been a year of love from all of you. I can't thank you each enough for reading the blog, connecting with me here and on various other channels. My favorite aspect of blogging is the relationships I build with so many of you outside of this format. Your emails, your texts our calls and your notes mean everything. May each of you find the light of love today and cherish the holiday for what it is: a gift. Merry Christmas! xoxoFranki
  • Recipes: Traditional Sugar Cookies...

    franki durbin
    24 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    My oldest daughter and I love to make holiday cookies right before Christmas. While we try our best to make the enviable photo-worthy roll & cutout variety we inevitably decide that classic rounds with sprinkles are every but as tasty! Our recipe is simple (as it should be), but don't be shy about just grabbing a mix from the store. After all, the gift is in the baking and bonding experience. Crispy and slightly overdone or a smidge underdone, the point is to stop and create a memory with a child, a sister, a mom, an aunt or a friend. Don't be afraid to roll your sleeves up and get a…
  • Holidays: One More Sleep Until Christmas...

    franki durbin
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:23 am
    Only one more sleep until Christmas morning! Today will be filled with quick stops to get last minute goodies and take in the aura of the lights everywhere we go. Tonight I love taking one last cruise through our favorite neighborhoods all solled up for the holidays while sipping cocoa and oohing and ahhing over the spectacle of lights. After the girls finally fall sleep I'll be able to begin the flurry of gift wrapping and prepping for the big morning ahead.Finally... it's here. Christmas! The only thing I have not squeezed into my schedule yet is my annual viewing of Love Actually. This…
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  • Last Minute Tree-Decorating Ideas For An Enchanting Christmas

    Simona Ganea
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    Christmas is almost here. If you’re the type that enjoys decorating the tree the night Santa arrives, there’s still a bit of time left so you can gather a few last-minute ideas and make them happen. Our goal today is to make the Christmas tree the center of attention and to put the spotlight on this enchanting piece of interior décor.Include your favorite colors.Forget about all the green and red combinations and try something different for your Christmas tree. Explore the numerous possibilities, include your favorite colors even if they’re not Christmas related and make…
  • Swiss Army Building Converted Into A Modern Alpine Home

    Simona Ganea
    24 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    There once was an old arsenal building, constructed during the Second World War. Back then, it was used to store weapons and ammunition. Then decades later, B47 became a privately owned structure. Ralph German architectes was in charge of the transformation.The architects wanted to preserve the character of the building intact and they succeeded. The roof, the patina of the walls and several historic details such as the wall sign were preserved. The strategy used included building 2 cubes within the building.One of the cubes is made of glass. The space inside measures 49 square meters. A…
  • How To Create Dreamy Bedrooms Using Bed curtains

    Simona Ganea
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:06 am
    The bedroom is, without any doubt, the ideal place for curtains. It’s why there are so many variations to choose from in terms of design. Canopy beds make great use of these elements in their own distinctive way but bed curtains can also be added separately to create a more intimate and comfortable ambiance.Use breezy curtains to delimitate the bed from the rest of the room. It will feel more intimate and private, even though the curtains are see-through.And if you plan to use the curtains for privacy, then they should be opaque. There are numerous ways in which you can hang them,…
  • Summer Retreat Preserves Its Vintage Charm After Four Decades

    Simona Ganea
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
    This beautiful prefab getaway is Jens Rison’s summer home. The mid-century modern designer created this A-frame house to serve as a family retreat here on the northern portion of Block Island. The house is bordered by a low stone wall which wraps around it. He conceived the building with two floors. Two bedrooms, a bathroom, an open kitchen, the living and the dining areas share the first level and above there’s a loft space which includes a bedroom quarter.The cabin was built back in 1967. The designer completed the whole project under $25,000. Now, over four decades later, it is…
  • DIY Simple Holiday Banner

    Chelsea Mohrman
    23 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    Create this simple budget friendly modernist banner to add a little holiday cheer to your home decor without going into holiday overload! This banner is sleek and minimal, giving a classic look to your holiday decor. Use it to temporarily replace an already existing piece of art in the home and easily remove after the holiday is over! Pick a fun font and color that accents your already existing home decor. Just a few easy steps and you can create your own in no time!Supplies:dowel rod cut down to sizeneutral colored fabric or canvasfabric scissors or rotary cutterblack fabric paintblack…
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  • Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 24th

    Andrew Dunning
    24 Dec 2014 | 2:58 am
    It’s time to open the final window on our 2014 Interiors Advent Calendar. Each day since the first of December we have been featuring interior products for your home. As no home is complete without fragrance, and during the darker months candles are essential for adding cheer to a home, this Diptyque candle is the perfect gift for all homeowners. Every winter Diptyque launch a special collection of candles for the festive season. This year they worked with Qubo Gas, a collective of French artist, to create three stunning candles. My favourite scent is Résine which reminds me of…
  • Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 23rd

    Andrew Dunning
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Today we are opening the twenty third window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. I’ve picked stylish interior products to feature through Advent so have a read every day until Christmas Eve for ideas for your home. This lovely colourful doormat from Oliver Bonas will brighten any interior and would welcome you home with a splash of colour regardless of the weather outside. Using a varied colour pallet, this door mat is a must have for next years home.  At only £16, it is definitely a bargain and can be ordered online from the comfort of your own armchair, while sipping the…
  • Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 22nd

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

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

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

    Richard Torres
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Studio M Optical illusions are one of my favorite things to look over because of the effects it has on perception. Curiosity tries to “correct” the seemingly “off,” with little success except to enjoy the illusion. This can be applied to everyday activities including interior design. The three paneled art frames were purchased at IKEA and the horse is an artistic picture downloaded and printed at a local print shop. This is a nice trick to make a room seem much more spacious by making the walls look taller. Of course, tricks will vary based on the dimensions and locations of any room.
  • Patterns that Pop!

    Jon Peters
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M As 2014 begins its transition into 2015, I can’t help but notice how many inspirational interior design photos I’ve seen over the past twelve months that have fully embraced powerful patterns. Whether clients are opting to install luxe wallpapers in small spaces like the powder bath and foyer, or choose to make a statement in a large scale space like the dining room or bedroom, these patterns sure know how to pack a punch. Personally, over the past year I’ve really come to love the impact that a black and white stripe can bring to a space. The stark contrast of these two…
  • Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

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

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

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

    26 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Treasury from: DSG Christmas Presents Winters Dream From: Luvs2Paint $22.00 Christmas star ornament golden origami 3D From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $9.00 Bird Tapestry Pillow From: BeautifulThings $14.90 Wide Eyed Owl Bookends From: DSG $37.00 French Cottage Ivory Linen Bedding Collection From: Cloud Hunter Co $470.00 Owls Throw Pillow From: DSG $45.00 16-Piece Glassware Set, Smoke From: DSG $26.99 Lenox Lace Couture 5-Piece Dinnerware Set From: DSG $119.95 Dark Grey Contemporary Rug From: DSG $219.99 Ghost Leaf Teapot and Cups/Handmade Wheel Thrown Stoneware Pottery From:…
  • Small Bedrooms Love Shabby Chic

    Interior Design Style
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    Love it or hate it, shabby chic is still one of the most sought after styles. It came from French country décor, with its matt, pastel palette of off-whites and pale greys, and is both romantic and cosy – perfect for a small bedroom. Colour Isn’t Banned While the main colours for a shabby chic bedroom should be pale pastels, don’t be afraid to introduce more vibrant colour as touches here and there, such as in a wall mirror, rug or lamp. Stick to one or two stronger colours and use sparingly. Mis-match Your Furniture For a true Shabby style, you do not need matching furniture.
  • Save Money with DIY Decorations This Christmas

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

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

    Interior Design Style
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:43 am
    Decking the halls with boughs of holly is just the beginning of decorating your home for Christmas. From the largest and most ornate tree to pine cones filling an antique wooden bowls, but it does not have to stop there. Christmas is the perfect excuse to throw caution into the wind and deck out your front yard with a spectacle that will make your neighbors green with envy. ‘Tis the season! To get started check out our favorite festive outdoor Christmas displays from around the country to get ideas for your home. Here are some timeless ideas that look good no matter what: Put up your…
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  • Hot MLS Listings: December 22 – 26

    TheRedPin Team
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal hot MLS listings in the Greater Toronto Area that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! Apt. 1907 – 215 Queen Street East Brampton, Ontario Contact Pooja Seth to Book a Tour Asking Price:$209,900TheRedPin Rebate: $787 | Details: 1 Bed, 1 Bath Apt. 1614 – 628 Fleet Street Harbourfront, Toronto Contact Matthew Pringle to Book a Tour Asking…
  • Luxury Real Estate: $3.38M Condo in the Financial District, Toronto

    TheRedPin Team
    23 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    311 Bay Street, Apartment #3904 Condo for sale in the Financial District, Toronto Price Tag: $3,380,000 TRP Rebate: $12, 675 Located in the very heart of Toronto’s financial district, 311 Bay Street stands shoulder to shoulder with city’s towering commercial buildings, including First Canada Place, Toronto-Dominion Centre and the Exchange Tower. Just steps from St. Andrew Station and multiple TTC streetcars, residents will also have easy access to the PATH – the world’s largest underground shopping complex. With 4 million square feet of retail space,…
  • How to choose the right neighbourhood that suits your lifestyle

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

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

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

    23 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    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…
  • Rialto, medium size bench, recycled oak wine barrel staves from French wine barrels by StilNovoDesign

    23 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    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…
  • The Pagoda, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

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

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    199.99 USDOur exclusive ‘green’ Menorahs are entirely made of recycled white oak staves from French wine barrels.This unique candleholder is a perfect Hanukkah/Chanukah Menorah, great as an original gift idea, as a very sophisticated centerpiece for a dining table or fireplace mantel.This very exclusive design is a perfect fusion of modern style, organic vibe and classic elegance, very easy to integrate with any interior design.Our ‘Ludwig’ is made of a single stave that accommodates nine very elegant porcelain mini holders and nine mini taper candles (1/2” diameter). A short stave…
  • The Clover, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color. by StilNovoDesign

    8 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The Clover design is a symbol of good luck, fortune & success.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain & dimensions, all…
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  • The 3 Big Things You Must Know to Control Your Home Construction Budget

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

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is a project I've been looking forward to sharing since the day construction began.  A family with a modest farmhouse in Muskingum County, Ohio wanted a new home with open spaces and room for visiting family and guests - and decided that rebuilding the home they're in was the best way to achieve that.One addition opened up the kitchen and added a bright, colorful sunroom; a second addition created a new master suite, garage, home office, and recreation room.The expanded kitchen is all glass on one wall. Two islands separate cooking and serving, and opening walls in the existing…
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Rekindle Your Love Affair With Tudor Homes

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

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

  • Fall’s Most Wanted

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

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

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

    19 Jun 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Our feature client spotlight for this week is sure to become your new obsession. Tucked away in Chicago’s Clybourn Corridor neighborhood is Jayson Home a design mecca that should be on every interior designer’s list of places to visit when in the windy city. Inside you’ll find a treasure trove of high-quality new and vintage […] The post Meet Jayson Home: Your New Obsession appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Laura Kirar Collection by Arteriors

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    When viewed as a whole, Laura Kirar’s entire collection for Arteriors serves as a visual diary of her travels and experiences, and Arteriors’ capabilities. Laura shares her design inspiration and talks about the collaboration with Mark Moussa and Arteriors to create this beautiful collection over the last five years.   The post Laura Kirar Collection by Arteriors appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • Perlick Design Challenge for wine lovers: “Chilling Below”

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

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

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

    Veronika Miller
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Are we ready for #BlogTourVegas Round Two?! Absolutely! We’ve strung together a fabulous group of design bloggers to accompany the Modenus team as we take on Vegas this coming January. From the 18th to the 23rd, #BlogTourVegas will be heading to KBIS 2015 to check out the latest in kitchen and bath design and to host another edition of Modenus Talks. We may also check out some Las Vegas casino tables, so be sure to follow along on all of our bloggers’ platforms and join the Vegas fun. And remember: What happens in Vegas…gets shared with the world!  As a former professional…
  • #BlogTourCali Day 4: The Pacific Coast Road Trip and The Master of Concrete

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

  • Christmas in our new house

    Nina Holst
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    The last few weeks have been really exhausting with all the renovating that has been going on, but now we are finally ready for Christmas in our new house! We are having guests both today and tomorrow, so the first table setting is already set for tonight. Here are some photos of how it looks… And with these pictures from our Christmas home, I am wishing you all a happy holiday. May all your wishes come true… Images: Nina Holst
  • My new friend – The Grid

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

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

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

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

  • Creative Renovation Gives Modern Life to an Existing Frame

    HD Staff
    26 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    While many architects may find it preferable to start every new home from scratch, building each new corner, wall, and roof from a completely blank slate, that’s not always possible or even desirable. This home, named House Sar and located outside of Johannesburg in South Africa, started with an entirely different look and feel. It was not until the homeowners enlisted architect Werner van der Meulen, from Nico van der Meulen Architects, that it took on the open and modern life that it now has. Using the original framework, van der Meulen was able to turn a dark one story home into an…
  • Aviation Inspiration and Superhero Dreams in a Quirky Tainan Home

    HD Staff
    25 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    A happy marriage requires communication and compromise. That idea must carry through not only things as simple as what you will have for dinner but as complex as what your home will look like. This home in Tainan, from Ivan House Design, draws a large amount of inspiration from the husband’s occupation, it also pays heed to the cozy, natural preferences of the wife. While we are not surprised to see another creative effort from these designers, one look inside it sure to demonstrate just how willing they are to think a little bit outside of the box to make a space that truly meets their…
  • Break Bread in Beauty: 20 Modern Dining Rooms for Inspiration

    HD Staff
    24 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    The dining room is one of the most public areas of a house. It is not just where you may eat dinner with your immediate family, but also where you bring friends, loved ones, and long lost relatives to reconnect over food. With the dining room holding such importance, it is no surprise that many people put a great deal of time into designing and styling the space. The 20 dining rooms included in this post are unique, but each creates a safe and welcoming atmosphere where any family would be happy to convene after hours – or even years – apart. In this space, which appeared in…
  • 25 Two Bedroom House/Apartment Floor Plans

    HD Staff
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    A two-bedroom home may not have the dimensions of a mansion, but it can offer plenty of room for a couple, or even a small but growing family. A few months ago, we posted 50 two bedroom layouts that were sure to give you inspiration for your own home. Today we’re back with 25 more options for comfortable, stylish living in a simple two bedroom space. Putting the bedrooms next to each other gives this apartment a quiet area for sleeping while leaving noisier spaces like the dining room and kitchen on the other side of the house.This arrangement keeps sound transfer between the two…
  • The Exterior of this Home Complements its Gorgeous Natural Surroundings

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

  • Date Night? Try an Italian Night In!

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

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

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

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    This particular recipe is for my nine-year-old daughter who has been talking about her Mama’s  Famous Stuffing for a couple weeks now. No, it’s really nothing exotic, but I love that she thinks it’s special – that’s good enough for me! So, I thought I would share the recipe here with step-by-step instructions so one day…many days/years from now…she will know where to find the recipe and make it herself. That, and if I lose it (which does happen) I’ll know where to find it. So here is my “famous” stuffing in easy step by step…
  • $200 Target Gift Card Christmas Giveaway!

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

    Joy M
    27 Dec 2014 | 5:16 pm
    How are you planning to celebrate New Year’s? In a big way or in a small way? If you want to pull out all the stops, make this New Year’s craft. It stands out for its simplicity and will make a cheerful addition to your New Year’s party. Make this New Year’s the one your family and friends will remember for years to come. Here’s how to make this fun craft. New Years Craft: Festive Ball Topiary This craft will brighten up your home Image via: BHG Supplies Scissors Clear tape Flat decorative marbles 4-inch-diameter foam ball A medium-width dowel, 16 inches long Christmas ornaments (in…
  • New Year’s Party: Easy DIY Clock Plate Decoration

    Stella X
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:33 am
    New Year’s Eve is almost here and if you are looking for a real fast and easy way to set you New Year’s Party table, here is a fun idea: New Year’s Party: Easy DIY Clock Plate Decoration so you can set a fun themed table. New Year’s Party: Easy DIY Clock Plate Decoration Easy but classy DIY clock plates Image via: Ciao! Newport Beach Supplies Cardstock Printed Clock Faces Inkjet Printer Mod Podge and brush or glue Glitter or glitter glue (optional) Gold or silver charger and clear glass plates (for the finish look) Using gold or silver chargers will give a luxurious touch to…
  • New Years Party: Lobster Macaroni with Cheese Recipe

    Rehana Akter
    26 Dec 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Lobster is definitely a delicacy and a preparation made with lobster suits well for a festival occasion like a New Years party. This easy lobster recipe from the Food Network is prepared with macaroni and cheese and seasoned with black pepper and kosher salt. Make your New Years party meal more delicious with this gooey, cheesy pasta with loads of lobster meat. New Years Party: Lobster Macaroni with Cheese Gooey, creamy pasta with lobster meat! Image via: Sobeys Ingredients 6 to 8 Servings Elbow or cavatappi macaroni (1 pound) All-purpose flour (1/2 cup) Cooked lobster meat (1-1/2 pounds;…
  • How To Transform Your Home With Kwanzaa Decorations

    Joy M
    26 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Kwanzaa is a time to honor the past and connect with family and friends. If you want to celebrate it this year, add decorations. Kwanzaa decorations can be store-bought or homemade. If you are a DIY enthusiast, you can weave a Mkeka, make a Kinara, or paint ceramic bowls. You can also use your creativity to make unique items that honor the holiday and African values. Here are a few ways you can transform your home. Kwanza decorations for your home Image via: BHG Display the Bendera Ya Taifa (National Flag) Showcase the official Kwanzaa flag indoors or outdoors. The flag represents the…
  • Holiday Entertaining Budgeting Tips

    Lydia Mathews
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    The holidays can be a magical time of the year. Sometimes with all of the festivities from the holidays it can take a strain on your wallet. Yet, not to worry because not everything that has to do with the holidays has to be an expensive drain on you. There are plenty cost effective ways to celebrate your holiday entertainment, just take a look below on how. Holiday Entertaining Budgeting Tips Image via: Kara’s Party Ideas Switching off Hosting Responsibilities Who doesn’t love a good party? Parties bring life and entertainment to the atmosphere. However, with all of the jolliness…
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  • Holiday Table Top Decor

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Oh the holidays are here, time to spruce up the home with those decorations that have been stored away all year.Below are pictures of three different table top settings from our showroom that we created for the holiday season. Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to break the bank.  We used a little bit of old with a little bit of new by purchasing simple red and gold Christmas bulbs to add a little sparkle above the table.  A centerpiece revamped with Poinsettias ties in our “rustic theme”. If you’re low on cash this season, think of creative ways to spice up…
  • Tempting Table Settings

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

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

    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…
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    Faith Sheridan Interior Design

  • Small Space Solutions for Holiday Decorating

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

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

    Faith Sheridan
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    Taittinger What a wonderful event I enjoyed as I sampled champagne last weekend. I do love bubbly, BTW, so this event was perfect for me. And how did this come about? My friend belongs to La-Chaine Seattle, the local chapter of Chaine des Rotisseurs.  I was excited to attend this event not only to sample 15 bubblies but also to meet a group totally engaged around wine and food. Here’s a quote from their website that says it all, “Most of our memorable time usually starts around the dinner table, with a few good bottles of wine, authentic and delicious food and a lively…
  • Why Guilford Green is the Color of the Year 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hoping for A Christmas Plumbing Miracle

    Kristie Barnett
    23 Dec 2014 | 10:56 am
    I can’t wait to share some exciting restoration work that we are doing upstairs in our 1939 stone cottage. Our girls had to pack suitcases and drag their mattresses down to the basement studio to live temporarily until it’s complete and they will FINALLY get their own shower.  Yes, we’ve lived here almost 14 years […]
  • How to Make Your TV Blend In Over the Fireplace

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

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

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

    Kristie Barnett
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Decorating my Make-A-Wish Christmas tree last week afforded me to unique chance to tour the designer homes on the Kings Chapel Parade of Homes before anyone else!  There were plenty of design trends that I noticed throughout the beautiful homes. trendspotting by The Decorologist, Kristie Barnett Dramatic Ceilings Many of the rooms in the homes […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Wrap It Up: Top Picks for Luxe Gift Wrap

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

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

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

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

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

  • Warmest Wishes

    Ann Porter, CKD
    25 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Faith makes all things possible. Hope makes all things work. Love makes all things beautiful. May you have all three this Christmas.                                              -Ann    Filed under: Misc. Tagged: Naples Florida Christmas Wish
  • Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015

    Ann Porter, CKD
    24 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    I was going to combine the Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year post with the previous post about AkzoNobel’s Color of the Year 2015 choice but I found so many great inspiration photos I decided I had to break it out. Sherwin-Williams chose Coral Reef (SW 6606) as their Color of the Year 2015. It’s part of the Buoyant color palette I wrote about previously. “Its unexpected versatility brings life to a range of design aesthetics, whether traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary.” -Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing. Coral Reef is warmer than…
  • AkzoNobel Color of the Year 2015

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

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

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

  • Black, White & Gold Dining!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Subtle design is not the lesser art

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas..

    24 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    Although it looks like it won’t be a “White Christmas” for us on the east coast, we can still get the gorgeous glow we all love about a classic “White Christmas” by re-creating it indoors! Imagine sitting around with family & friends with a delicious hot cocoa in hand, the fireplace keeping you nice and toasty, and a calming all white room sparkling with a luminous glow. Our hand-picked “White Christmas” collection will give you that feeling all year round with a mix of warm pendant lights, dazzling white chairs, glistening white dining…
  • Two Is Better than One!

    23 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Sometimes, stepping away from a conventional style ends up being the better route. I came across this living room that uses two side tables as a center coffee table and think it looks super modern and upscale. It’s such an easy way to add your own touch to your space! You can mix and match multiple styles and add as many tables as you like to create a look that’s your own. What do you think of this room?
  • DIY Wrapping Ideas For The Holidays!

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

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

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

  • Perlick Design Challenge for wine lovers: “Chilling Below”

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

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

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

    Veronika Miller
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Are we ready for #BlogTourVegas Round Two?! Absolutely! We’ve strung together a fabulous group of design bloggers to accompany the Modenus team as we take on Vegas this coming January. From the 18th to the 23rd, #BlogTourVegas will be heading to KBIS 2015 to check out the latest in kitchen and bath design and to host another edition of Modenus Talks. We may also check out some Las Vegas casino tables, so be sure to follow along on all of our bloggers’ platforms and join the Vegas fun. And remember: What happens in Vegas…gets shared with the world!  As a former professional…
  • #BlogTourCali Day 4: The Pacific Coast Road Trip and The Master of Concrete

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Linnore Gonzales
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    The holidays are known for creating an atmosphere of good cheer. Many of us will host festive parties and welcome family members into our homes. If you love entertaining, it’s possible you will be hosting multiple holiday events this season and wouldn’t it be great to have a renewed look for each occasion? We think so! But, of course, we want to create new looks without the hassle of a complete decorating overhaul. Let’s take a look at interchangeable décor and accessories that will easily get you from one holiday gathering to the next while bringing a fresh new look to each festivity.
  • 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Window Treatments

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

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

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

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

  • Au Revoir

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

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

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

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

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

    Holly La Porte
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    Since 2002, Philadelphia Magazine has been partnering with builders in the tri-state area to bring extraordinary homes to Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.  Each year the Design Home team builds a custom-made home designed with modern luxuries for the contemporary family
  • 2014-2015 Scholarship Essay Contest

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

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

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

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

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    This Week’s Wishlist Wednesday Rug is an Antique Persian Nativity Textile. Antique Persian Nativity Textile – Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Nativity Textile appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Book Review: “The Art of Space” by Mary Cook

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    Seven Fundamentals of Design to Help with Your Interior Design Projects Book Review: The Art of Space by Mary Cook — Interior design is a subject that we here at Nazmiyal Collection think of as an art form. Each client that comes to us looking for the perfect antique rug or carpet has a unique vision for Read More... The post Book Review: “The Art of Space” by Mary Cook appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Kashan Dabir Carpet

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:24 pm
    This week’s Wishlist Wednesday Rug is an Antique Persian Kashan Dabir Carpet. Antique Persian Kashan Dabir Rug – Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Kashan Dabir Carpet appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Nazmiyal Celebrates Wasily Kandinsky’s Birthday

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

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

  • Incredible Chic Floorings for your Duplex House Plans

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

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

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

    9 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore What all have you planned to enhance the beauty of your new home? You have probably made a list to ask the architects for the best home plan. You probably have umpteen interior decor styles, visualizations of painting the walls in wonderful colors, list all the gorgeous furniture you would want to adorn your dream pad and maybe more… But have Continue Reading The post Factors to Decide Ceiling for Your Room appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Security of Duplex House Plans in Salem

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Coastal Christmas Home Tours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hi love!   No time for blogging chitty chatty today.  No time for nuttin’.  No time for tomfoolery.  We have time for bed lazing & shopping.  That’s it.  You up for the challenge?     Today is not a normal blog … Read More!
  • Christmas made easy with drinking *burp* & free printables …

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Lotto Samaritan spreads Christmas joy

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

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

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

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

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

    23 Dec 2014 | 4:48 am
    Here is a vintage Mobilite desk lamp in bright cherry red.  The base is in plastic with a matching color, enameled metal shade. There is a square, flexible, corrugated black plastic gooseneck that allows for positioning of the lamp. Easy on/off button.  The lamp takes two standard, two prong florescent bulbs.  The lamp measures 18” wide at shade, 14 inches tall when at standard height. eBay item 191450806216 ended December 22, 2014 at 9:47PM (United States).  There were no bidders at $35,00 for this great design.
  • Flash floor lamp by Guzzini Studio 6G in David Cronenberg's Scanners

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

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

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

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

  • Cathay Collection from Nina Campbell

    24 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we would like to share with you the stunning Cathay Collection of wallpaper and fabrics from Nina Campbell at Osborne and Little! Derived from oriental inspiration, the collection features Nina Campbell’s signature color palette of aqua, amethyst, sage, French grey and eucalyptus with the additions of magenta and coral.  These hues give the patterns a fresh spin!  We would like to share a few of our favorites in this stunning collection! The absolutely chic vignette below features a gorgeous floral fabric seen on the puddled drapery panels and pillow, juxtaposed with a…
  • Acrylic Furnishings from Plexi-Craft

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

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

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

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

  • Christmas Traditions

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

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

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

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

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

  • Best Spots to Increase the Value of a Property

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

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

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

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

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

    Melina Divani
    26 Dec 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Nowadays, rustic and reclaimed wood countertops have increasingly become popular in kitchen designs. Rustic and reclaimed bar tops, table tops and countertops are warm, rich and they make you feel comfortable in your home. The natural imperfections, such as insect scarring and nail holes, in rustic wood countertops radiate your kitchen giving it a rich rustic charm. Turning reclaimed or distressed wood into countertops is a form of artistry which adds an organic element into your kitchen and home. Rustic and reclaimed wood has beautiful and naturally-aged features which enhance contemporary,…
  • Amazing Country Kitchen Set For The Holidays

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

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

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

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

  • The best 4 USA Magazines Christmas decoration tips

    26 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Christmas is officially off but there’s plenty of reasons to take a look to what USA Magazines Christmas decoration offered us this year! A few months ago and after a trip to New York city, BRABBU got extremely excited about this holidays, and heard about what the best 4 USA Magazines Christmas decoration have to say about this holidays! Southern Living, Holiday Home, House&Home and HGTV magazines, have a lot to say when it comes to Christmas decoration and ideas. BRABBU made a compilation of those we think will suit you, and we hope you get inspired to make these USA Magazines…
  • 10 unforgettable and cool places for New Year’s Eve

    26 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Hello travelers! Our favorite season has arrived at last! New Years Eve is celebrated world-wide by all people. We are all waiting for this special night and carefully preparing for it. This is the best time to enjoy our winter holiday and celebrate.  If you are a last minute person,this is the right article for you!  BRABBU will present you a top 10 unforgettable and cool places for New Year’s Eve. Sydney Las Vegas London New York City Hong Kong Miami Canada SEE ALSO: Top 7 New Years Eve London 2014 Events Moscow Istanbul  Venice Many people even believe that a fulfillment of an…
  • The most beautiful 2014 Christmas display windows | Part 2

    26 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    Christmas ended but there’s time for a last world travel into the most beautiful 2014 Christmas display windows…Get on board with BRABBU! The truth is everybody loves this period of the year, not particulary because of the weather (because there isn’t a lot people who really loves cold and tons of sweater), but because there is a truthful chemistry between Human beings. People learn how to be more humble, to improve their solidarity and they even channel their inner creative interior design. This article is for those who really appreciate Christmas just because it’s an…
  • 7 Tips For Decorating Your Kitchen With Breakfast Bar Stools

    26 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    Finding the right breakfast bar stools for your kitchen is challenging because there are so many factors to consider, including height, style and comfort. For starters, consider the decor and style of your kitchen: is it modern or traditional? Do you want breakfast bar stools that will blend with or complement the room’s other furnishings? Additionally, think of the design of the stools you’ll be choosing: how tall do you want them to be? Do you prefer a stool with a back? Would you like breakfast bar stools that swivel? A swivel top can be particularly nice if your kitchen is…
  • How to use Marsala in living room color schemes

    26 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
    Though the Color of the Year selections from paint companies are geared specifically for use in home decor, Pantone’s choice is meant for broader application, such as in the field of graphic design and the fashion industry. Marsala is a reddish-brown hue, a cherry-chocolate that, according to Pantone’s Leatrice Eiseman, “has an organic and a sophisticated air.” And while black has perhaps become overused and expected, Marsala has “a vintage but neutral feel, which evokes pleasant memories,” she says. SEE ALSO: Must Know 2015 Living Room Furniture Trends Complex and full-bodied…
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  • Farmhouse Style: Rooster Home Accessories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    3 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    If you like country or farmhouse styles you are definitely one of those romantic souls that like cozy places where […] The post Vintage and Shabby Chic Interiors and Decorations appeared first on Founterior.
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  • Redecorate Your Space Without Going Over Budget

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

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

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

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

    Spotlighting - Blog for
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    Five Quick Tips for Decorating Your Nursery Have a little one on the way and thinking about how to decorate your nursery? Finding time to decide on furniture, paint colors, and wall décor, in between shopping for strollers, reading parenting books and taking birthing classes, can be overwhelming in getting everything accomplished before your baby arrives. Remember, decorating a nursery is very exciting as you are ultimately creating a new home for your newest addition. Once you have the few simple nursery decorating tips down, the decorating process becomes must easier! Select paint and…
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  • 3 New Year’s Party Themes That Will Start 2015 Off Right

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Product Focus: Velvet Velour Door Curtains

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Show Stopping Kitchen Island: The Trendy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get the Winter Look

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

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

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

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

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

  • Magical Chalet Mont Blanc Promises a Dream Vacation in the French Alps!

    Sherry Nothingam
    26 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    Happy Holidays, everyone! We do hope you are having a relaxed, fun-filled festive time, and as you head into the weekend, we only wish to add to that laid-back holiday cheer. And what better way for us design aficionados to unwind than to browse through some design inspiration as we sip away at the hot cup of coffee and settle in for some Boxing Day fun! Located in the heart of the majestic French Alps and nestled in Megève, France, one of the most famous ski resorts on the planet, Chalet Mont Blanc seems to capture the aura and the wonder of a dream Christmas vacation ever so perfectly.This…
  • Chalet Gstaad: Luxurious Holiday Retreat Nestled in the Heart of the Swiss Alps

    Sherry Nothingam
    24 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    We at Decoist do hope that you are enjoying your holidays wherever you are along with friends and family, and that you are all geared up for both Christmas Eve and the big day itself. It is indeed the time for grand decorations, delicious dinners, fun parties and of course memorable vacations. And the captivating Chalet Gstaad in Switzerland is one such amazing getaway that offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable holiday. Designed by London-based interiors firm Ardesia Design, the interiors of this amazing weekend escape combine modern aesthetics with traditional wood cabin ambiance…
  • Exquisite Mexican Home Charms with Smart Indoor-Outdoor Interplay

    Sherry Nothingam
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    When it comes to designing posh urban homes, architects often try and utilize every inch of available space. But this beautiful LA House in Mexico designed by Elías Rizo Arquitectos takes an entirely different approach, as the grand residence recedes into the backdrop of the lot on which it sits. While this might seem like an odd idea, the result is the creation of a spectacular home that is engulfed in a cloak of natural greenery and filled with passageways and a series of dynamic volumes. This brilliant interaction between the landscape and the interior sets the tone for the house and its…
  • 10 Cheerful Home Offices with Beautiful Beach Style

    Sherry Nothingam
    24 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    A decade or two ago, the idea of a home office would have been a touch alien to most homeowners. Not many could have carried their work home before the technological revolution and new-age gadgets changed the world forever. But the home office is almost a ‘must have’ in contemporary homes, and designers are finding innovative solutions such as the tiny corner in the bedroom to add a workspace even in the smallest of homes! Today we take a look at 10 fabulous beach-style home offices that have a breezy, elegant vibe.Elegant beach style home office with a modern touch [Design: Vita Design…
  • Modern Decor Finds That Celebrate the Year’s Top Trends

    Kate Simmons
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    While wrapping up my Christmas shopping last night, I found myself wandering away from the holiday merchandise and drooling over the modern decor at West Elm. It occurred to me that I’ve been so wrapped up in shopping early for the holidays, I’ve missed a slew of new products that debuted throughout the fall. Today I’m sharing some of my very favorites, from furniture and bedding to tabletop accessories. Soon the spring collections will be making an appearance, but let’s take one more look at the best of 2014. Whether you’re on the hunt for a new vase or…
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    Leovan Design

  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Zeina Al Anaka Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

  • Merry Christmas From Decor Girl

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

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

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

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

    Decor Girl
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:33 am
    Over the next twelve days commit to sharing a different blog post each day of people outside of your typical sharing circle under the hashtag #12daysofsharing. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • How to breathe new life into your hardwood floor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Stunning Malvern East Project By Canny Contemporary Architects

    HS Editor
    26 Dec 2014 | 2:19 am
    Welcome to our gallery showcasing the beautiful Malvern East home, a project by Canny Contemporary Architects. This is a home perfectly suited to the demands of a young and growing family, with a myriad of unique and stylish touches. The openminded clients encouraged creativity in the Canny design team, letting their imaginations run free. The front facade is uniquely layered, creating a dynamic view as one approaches the home. Wrapping around to the back, a delightful alfresco area with stone clad fireplace stands between the home and a glass wrapped swimming pool. Along with the pool, the…
  • Magnificent Hobson Road Luxury Custom Home for (Listed with Miller & Miller Real Estate)

    HS Editor
    25 Dec 2014 | 2:11 am
    Welcome to this special gallery featuring a magnificent, breathtaking resort-style home in Naperville, Illinois, for sale by Miller & Miller Real Estate. Inquire about a showing here. Miller & Miller real estate is a husband and wife team specializing in the luxury home markets of Hinsdale, Naperville, Barrington, the North Shore, and St. Charles, among others. The luxury Naperville home is an 8000 square foot private and secluded estate home on a wooded lot that abuts to a 14 acre forest preserve. 800 feet of fencing, a gated entrance and exit surround the property. As seen in the…
  • Stylish and Cost-Effective Adobe Brick Veneer Project Home by Coronado Stone Products and Standard Pacific Homes

    HS Editor
    24 Dec 2014 | 2:04 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the Adobe Brick Veneer home by Coronado Stone Products and Standard Pacific Homes. The Adobe Brick Veneer home is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Coronado Stone Products, with over 50 years of experience, is the leader in manufactured stone. They produce stone veneers, thin bricks and floor tiles for use in home building and renovation. Coronado Stone has 7 factories across the United States and Canada. Architectural stone veneers can greatly enhance the look and feel of a room without the price tag of renovating with stone. All products are hand crafted from…
  • Dazzling Cliff-Top Modern Wood, Glass and Concrete Home By SAOTA

    HS Editor
    23 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Today’s gallery features the stunning Cove house, a South African cliff-top creation by SAOTA, Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects. The home, located on a cliff overlooking the sea to the East and South, stands in the Pezula Estate outside Knysna. The design firm aimed to create a singular living space with unified roof, reflecting the slope of the site. The roof is set sufficiently high to float out of the residents’ line of sight from the living space, nurturing the illusion that one is sitting in the landscape rather than indoors. A large triangular cutout in…
  • Beautifully Restored Country Home by Des Ewing Residential Architects

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

  • Family Heirloom Fears

    Donna Hoffman
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Poor Rodney! We all have a “Rodney,” that family heirloom that we love, but has no place among our other furniture. What would you do with Rodney if you were a decorator? Leave a comment below! About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating…
  • Facelift a Room While the Holiday Cookies are Baking

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

    Donna Hoffman
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Blue plus white does NOT equal pink! Enjoy this giggle from The Interior Design Advocate!   About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous  results when decorating your own…
  • Interior Decorating IQ Test: Guess the Celebrity

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

    Donna Hoffman
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... If furniture could talk! How interesting that would be! Enjoy this giggle from The Interior Design Advocate… About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous  results when…
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    Chic California

  • Vintage Chic Gift Guide

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

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

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

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

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

    27 Dec 2014 | 3:39 am
    This trendy apartment is located in Paris, France. It is the home of the interior designer Sandra Benhamou. Photos by: Montse GarrigaMore...
  • RE-USE by Global Architects

    27 Dec 2014 | 1:33 am
    RE-USE is a renovation project carried out by Global Architects. It is located in The Netherlands. RE-USE by Global Architects: “The renovation of the top floor of this Dutch mansion was a challenging one since the goal was to restore the traditional function of the rooms in an efficient and contemporary way without compromising the overall spatial experience. The main section of the apartment consists of a large space that..More...
  • Palace Court by Roselind Wilson Design

    27 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    Palace Court is a stylish private home located in London, England. It was designed by Roselind Wilson Design in 2012. Palace Court by Roselind Wilson Design: “Roselind Wilson Design was appointed to carry out the full interior and architectural design of this 6000 square foot private residence located on the entire top floor of this period Mansion block in Bayswater, London. Catering to the client’s very specific taste for contemporary..More...
  • Lausanne House by Hatem+D Architecture

    26 Dec 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Located in Quebec City, Canada, Lausanne House was designed by Hatem+D Architecture. It was finished in 2014 and covers an area of 1,830 square feet. Lausanne House by Hatem+D Architecture: “The project consisted of the renovation of a bungalow existing in Québec City, Canada. The owners wished to adapt their residence to their new lifestyle and the building needed a face-lift. Besides the addition of a complete floor and a..More...
  • Day and Night Apartment in Cracow by Ekotektura

    26 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    Piotr Pyrtek, principal of Polish studio Ekotektura has designed the interior of this apartment located in Cracow, Poland. Completed in 2014, the 775 square foot (72 sqm) apartment is divided into two parts: Day and Night. “The Day part of the plan contains living room, kitchen and home office (day time), while Night part contains entrance hall, wardrobe, toilet, laundry and bedroom (night time).” Photos courtesy of EkotekturaMore...
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  • Caro Hotel – Minimalistic Design and Historical Decor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    13 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    - that is if the interior design is done properly by a professional. I am aware that many clients would say - 'why I need interior designer when I know what I want' or 'why I need interior designer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Modern Design and Living - Interiors and Home Accessories - Mocha

  • Quick And Easy Gift Wrap Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

  • Stocking Fillers & Secret Santas! Great Gift Ideas for £15 & Under…

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

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

    Cat How
    29 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    1. Floating Fish Mobile (£42.95) / 2. Weekend Bag Poppy (£49.95) / 3. Canary Silk & Cotton Blend Scarf (£48.00) / 4. Snowman Print (£50.00) / 5. Branches Print (£50.00) / 6. Navy Lotus Serving Bowl (£45.00) / 7. Round Copper Tray (£44.95) / 8. Tiger Feet Print (£40.00) / 9. My Teapot Grey (£47.50) / 10. Enamelware Pie Set White & Blue (£44.95) / 11. White Bear Black Bear Cushion (£45.00) / 12. Crystal Collar Necklace (£58.00) / 13. My Large Cake Stand Blue (£49.95) / 14. £50 Gift Voucher (£50.00) / 15. Enamelware Bake Set White & Blue (£54.95) The post…
  • Great Gift Ideas for £40 & Under!

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

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

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    27 Dec 2014 | 9:29 am
    Well, Christmas is over and is time to replace your festive Christmas wreath with a new sparkly, glittery New Year wreath and  fill your front door with sparkly and upbeat ambiance. New year wreath is a great way to say farewell to the old and welcome the upcoming year in a classy and lively manner. The post 10 Cool New Year Wreath Ideas appeared first on Related posts: Top 11 Halloween Wreath Design Ideas Best 20 Amazing Christmas Wreath Design Ideas Top 8 Thanksgiving Wreath Design Ideas
  • 13 Cool Tabletop Christmas Trees for a Festive Touch

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    24 Dec 2014 | 9:28 am
    Well folks it is almost Christmas and we are sure that you have already cozy up your home and  have spread that Christmas cheer all around. However, if you want to add some more decoration we have a perfect last minute idea for you:  Tabletop Christmas Tree, they are easy to make by yourself, incredibly cute The post 13 Cool Tabletop Christmas Trees for a Festive Touch appeared first on Related posts: Best 15 Festive Christmas Garland Ideas 12 Dreamy and Festive Christmas Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas 12 Cool Christmas Signs as a Decor for Indoor and Outdoor
  • 12 Dreamy and Festive Christmas Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    The Fireplace mantel is the best place to display a beautiful and festive Christmas decorations in order to create cheery and Christmasy ambiance in your living room. The fireplace mantel is the traditional place where you can place the cute stockings, wrap a beautiful Christmas garland or display a cheery Christmas sign. The Fireplace Mantel The post 12 Dreamy and Festive Christmas Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas appeared first on Related posts: Best 15 Festive Christmas Garland Ideas 12 Cool Christmas Signs as a Decor for Indoor and Outdoor 13 Cool Tabletop Christmas Trees…
  • Best 10 Beautiful Christmas Balcony Decor Ideas

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

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

  • Lights Online Blog’s Best of 2014

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

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

    Emma Harger
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    from Oh Everything Handmade This elegant kitchen with the look-at-me tile backsplash is further beautified by the two sleek glassy pendant lights hanging over the bar. Those are matching Kenroy Home Boda pendants and they are a perfect addition to the space! This kitchen is from the blog Oh Everything Handmade and the Boda pendants were given to her by Kenroy Home, which has recently been giving bloggers great fixtures to use in their homes–and to give away to their readers, too. (Check out the Kenroy Home Twitter feed to see more examples!) Boda features a long conical glossy glass…
  • enLIGHTenment Magazine Best of 2014 Selections at Lights Online 1

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

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

  • Custom Rugs – Some Inexpensive Options

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

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

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

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

    Sandy Henderson
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    When someone is visiting a home or office, it is common for the homeowner or employee to want to make […] The post Entrance Door Mats are a Great Way to Attract Customers and Visitors appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • How To Market Your Interior Design Business in 2015

    Alycia Wicker
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mupplebee 2014 is almost over. Yay?But before the new year is upon us and we’re getting sloppy drunk on wine, we need to come up with a plan for how to market your interior design business in 2015. That’s so when we get sloppy drunk a year from now it’s because we’re rolling in Benjamins. How […] The post How To Market Your Interior Design Business in 2015 appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • How To Sell Yourself As An Interior Designer Without Feeling Dirty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    26 Dec 2014 | 4:02 am
    We are reaching the end of the year and it’s time to look back and remember the best things we found, the most trendy and rethink what we will find in the future. Have a look at the most amazing Suspension Lamps of 2014. 1 – Bruce Munro Bell Chandelier  2 – Terzani Stream Iridiscent Light … Continue reading TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL AND TRENDY SUSPENSION LAMPS OF 2014 →

    24 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    We are reaching the end of the year and it’s time to look back and remember the best things we found, the most trendy and rethink what we will find in the future. Following yesterday’s publication Top 10 most beautiful and trendy table lamps of 2014, this time we’ll take a look at the most memorable Floor Lamps of … Continue reading TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL AND TRENDY FLOOR LAMPS OF 2014 →

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

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

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

    23 Dec 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all, from our family to yours!  I hope you all enjoy Christmas as much as I will!  I’ll be back next week.Filed under: Christmas Tagged: Christmas, New Year
  • My Cozy MUST HAVES For the Winter

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

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

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

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

  • In the Mood for Red & Green

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Shruti Verma
    25 Dec 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Simply put, a sofa / couch / settee is a place for two or more people to sit. Listing various types of sofas would probably take over a foolscap sheet but like everything else each design is a result of evolution. For example, the Art Nouveau sofas were meant for the elite and hence were created using only the highest quality of wood with lush upholstery and highly detailed carving. The Art Deco style that followed soon after though was intended to be mass produced and hence featured simpler forms and bolder designs. To understand more about where your sofa came from check out the…
  • 7 DIY Christmas Wreaths Tutorials

    Tejas Madaye
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ho ho ho! Winter is coming and so will good old Santa, but the big question is ‘Are you ready to welcome him?’ And what better way to welcome him than by adding Christmas wreaths. If you still haven’t made or bought a Christmas wreath we have found some interesting tutorials for you. 1. DIY Ribbon Wreath If you want something quick and easy then making this DIY Ribbon Wreath will be fun task. This cute project done by Monica Ewing doesn’t require much material and is really easy to execute. Materials Required :  For this project you require 12″ metal ring and 72 feet…
  • 10 Christmas Tree Ornaments you wont find in a store

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    27 Dec 2014 | 8:20 pm
    When it comes to spending time at home, you want your home to feel comfortable, bright and upbeat. One of the best ways to brighten your space is by adding color.  Take a look at these 5 Great Ways to Add Color to Your Home! Images via: 1 //  2  //  3  //  4 Creating an accent wall is a fun way to add color to your space.  Try pulling out one of the brighter colors in your décor and use
  • Maximizing Space with Stylish Banquette Seating

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:42 am
    Exposed brick walls are one of the latest trends in the world of interior design. They can add a rustic feel to the kitchen and create a cozy, warm ambience. Brick walls are beautiful, have a lot of character and they work well with both traditional and modern kitchens. Natural color, painted white or black, brick walls are great for avoiding the plain appearance of walls, they add a cool dimension to the kitchen and enrich interior design and the decor of a space. The key is to choose the right style of brick to go with the rest of your home’s design. Here is a showcase of beautiful…
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  • The 10 Chairs That Changed The World

    Danny Sattar
    27 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    Many of the most creative new designs in chairs were products of the mid-century modern school. These chairs, however, remain so popular and we’ve seen them so often that we are unaware of how unusual they really were when they first appeared. The first truly iconic chair, still in production today, was Michael Thonet’s #214. This classic chair with its bentwood back quickly became a favorite. It’s so common that we forget that Thonet’s patented methods for bending both wood and wood veneers were truly revolutionary in the furniture design business. His techniques were the gateway…
  • Your Guide to Vintage Danish Mid Century Modern Furniture & Designers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    27 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    Unique Wallet Styles for Any Lifestyle     Everybody loves a sharp dressed man, and that includes a man’s accessories, in the right company, like a finely made wallet. The tie may garner more attention on an obvious level, but when it comes to throwing something unique into a black tie event, the wallet can be a show stopper. Not that anyone would actually call across the office, “Hey Bob, show everyone that cool wallet”, as that would be considered uncouth. Still, among good friends, a unique wallet can be an interesting topic of conversation. The plain leather three fold…
  • Perfect Pair of Socks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nanine Clement
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    Glass has identical with modern and futuristic style. A glass front refrigerator is going well known fast. The new idols for kitchen momma, designer and whole people just like stainless steel kitchen counter top. Formerly, glass door refrigerator was for commercial purpose, now its welcome at home too. Many modern style homes and contemporary style kitchens opt transparent element. This is going well the style and such an aesthetics-ergonomics looks. Here are a look of glass doors refrigerator. Choosing glass doors refrigerator actually is a same way as adding glass to kitchen cabinets. The…
  • Keep Warm with Minimalist Interior Design Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    26 Dec 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Minimalist interior design ideas – Getting minimalist means create every pieces stays in minimal appearance yet counts. The details are important as a subject matter. Though item options limited, each minimal appearance show their maximal. The glory of simplicity make itself rich. You may inspire with these simple and warm interior design. Take a look. Minimalist Living Rooms – Living room as guest area and place for family gathering is main area of a home. Just keep the furniture clean from stuff and stay in monochromes color. Don’t let anything but sparse. This would make the…
  • Popping Out Basement Apartment with Color Ideas

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

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

    Nanine Clement
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:10 am
    Kitchen area should be built as easy cleaned area as possible. Smooth backsplashes may be better because ease to clean. However, a bit texture is good idea too. Beautiful design helps the mood of an area, so does the kitchen. Kitchen backsplashes are available in many shapes, sizes, and textures. Brick is the best one that has natural texture, irregular yet all pieces are same size. Brick has different colors and you can paint on it! These are some kitchen backsplash ideas. Red Bricksplashes – Combining modern and traditional material, red bricksplashes is an amazing mix of textures.
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  • Why cheap home decor might not save you money

    25 Dec 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Cheap home decor is great when you are on a budget. It is often necessary to fill in the gaps when you are starting out or starting over. The big problem with cheap home decor is that it’s well… cheap. You can get some good long lasting stuff at rock bottom prices if you are willing to hunt. And you can over pay for high end crap. The real art in furnishing your home on a budget is to know when cheap means crap and when cheap is a steal of a deal. Cheap Crap Cheap crap is for disposable decor. Your typical college dorm room is furnished with cheap crap. It takes a beating, breaks,…
  • Hawaiian decor – Island Chic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    23 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Remodeling a bathroom would require a lot of time and money. Yet, doing so is definitely worth it. Your bathroom renovation will certainly have a big impact on the overall value of your home. But as you get ready to remodel your bathroom, consider lots of factors. Think of the size of your bathroom, the [...] The post 15 Modern Bathroom Remodeling Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 20 DIY Creative Table Ideas for Christmas

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

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

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

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

  • How to Make Floral Cocktails

    27 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    Whether you prefer the sweetness with roses or the spicy kick of dandelion stems, you will love this guide to some of our favorite floral libations.The post How to Make Floral Cocktails appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Why We Love The Scents of Christmas

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

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

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

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

    Boogie's Boutique
    25 Dec 2014 | 12:24 am
      Filed under: Happy Holidays, Holiday, Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings Tagged: Happy Holidays, Holiday, Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings
  • A Fabulous Holiday Twist

    Boogie's Boutique
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:06 pm
    I love all the creative ways people use dress forms as décor for their home or commercial spaces.  Dress forms offer a perfect way to add interest and whimsy to an awkward corner or space in a room.  They are popular for creating that perfect outfit and as a decorative jewelry and handbag display.  With some added Holiday décor, dress forms can further embellish your boudoir or bath. A Classic Couturier’s Dress Form as a Canvas Holiday Décor a Fabulous Holiday Twist! Images Source: Filed under: Christmas Décor, Do It Yourself - DIY, Dress Form,…
  • Say It With A Sign

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

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

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

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

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

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