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  • 3 Interior Design Tips to Decorate Your Boutique Store

    iRetail
    stephen.per@kreacio.com
    18 May 2015 | 8:23 pm
      Are you an owner of a Boutique Store? If yes, then consider yourself lucky when you read this article. Why, you asked? Simple, it’s because boutiques are one of the few businesses today where you still have Brick-and-Mortar Store as an effective selling method. Unlike many other kind of businesses where they can just see and order from home, to buy clothes, people prefer to come to the store personally and try the clothes themselves. Now, the problem is, how to attract people’s attention so they will choose our boutique over many other similar stores? The answer is :…
  • New on the New Blog: Are you an Exhibitionist or Shower Shy?

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    Linda Merrill
    26 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    This post appears on my new blog. Click here to read this post. Thanks!If you follow me by RSS feed, you will be able to resign-up in the new blog sidebar.I hope you'll join me at my new home!If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • Gorgeous Addition Unites and Defines Existing London Home

    Dornob
    Delana
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    An extension to a west London house provided a unique opportunity for Fraher Architects to showcase the existing structure while adding an impressive new feature. The clients wanted to add Eastern-influenced design to their living space, a choice that informed how the architects shaped the interior and manipulated the natural lighting. The home's most prominent feature is the new addition, attached to yet separated from the existing home by huge floor-to-ceiling windows. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Mechanic Garage to Modern Glass Addition in…
  • 9 Ways to Jazz Up Your Decor With Pattern (9 photos)

    Houzz
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Whether you’re a lover of neutrals or partial to simple color blocking, a well-chosen pattern is a great way to tie together a color scheme, bring focus to a space and define the theme of a room. See some of the myriad ways Houzz pros have sneaked pattern into decor that wouldn’t scare even the most...
  • Instagram Bootcamp e-course + All New Blogging Your Way

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    decor8
    18 May 2015 | 5:16 am
    I am so super excited to share the rebrand and relaunch of my e-course website, Blogging Your Way and to tell you about our super special TWO WEEK e-course called Instagram Bootcamp. I was even able to buy the url (bloggingyourway.com) and the name became a registered trademark a little over a year ago. I feel good about myself and my business and am very proud of the new site and although we just launched it last night and there are still tweaks, I already love the response we’re getting. The slider images on the site were mostly* photographed by Susanne Irmer and feature friends of…
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  • ME and L-Cube by Duravit

    Alicita Rodriguez
    27 May 2015 | 10:34 am
    Designers Philippe Starck and Christian Werner collaborated with Duravit to create ME, a line of ceramic pieces, and L-Cube, a collection of modular bathroom furniture. Introduced at ICFF 2015, ME and L-Cube work individually or in tandem to create a sleek, contemporary, and versatile bathroom ideal for both residential and contract applications. Bathroom Collections Highlight Individuality and Modularity ME by Phillippe Starck includes washbasins, toilets, urinals, shower trays, and accessories. Dominated by a minimalist aesthetic, ME offers slender rim washbasins and slim edge toilets and…
  • Nordic by Sina Pearson Textiles

    Ali Morris
    27 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    Inspired by classic Scandinavian textiles and scaled for large interior spaces, ‘Nordic’ is the latest line to be launched New York-based Sina Pearson Textiles. Titled ‘Nordic’, Sina Pearson’s latest line is a bold, modern take on classic Scandinavian textiles combining textural plain weaves with familiar folk patterns With a color palette inspired by Scandinavia’s landscape, vernacular architecture and winter seasons, Nordic nods to the New York-based designer’s proud Scandinavian heritage - all four of the Pearson’s grandparents emigrated…
  • Tables, Stools, and Lounge Collection by Barber Osgerby for Knoll

    Alicita Rodriguez
    26 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have created a series of tables and stools based on the tripod, as well as a series of lounge furniture that emphasizes ease. Created for Knoll, the new pieces are intended for both industrial tasks and residential settings. Barber Osgerby Collection Features Tripod Structure and Signature Legs An interpretation of the “familiar tripod structure,” the new lines of stools and tables have a beautiful balance that reminds me of the song “Three is the Magic Number” (made famous is the 1970s on Sesame Street). Available in fixed height and adjustable…
  • Highlights from ICFF 2015

    Ali Morris
    26 May 2015 | 9:17 am
    We reflect on some of the best exhibitors and most interesting new designs to emerge from last week’s ICFF in New York. Wallpaper brand Calico introduced its Brass Cloth collection (pictured above)- a playful take on a timeless interior wall-covering known as grass-cloth. The Brooklyn-based studio have reimagined the classic design and come up with something altogether different, rich in metallics and iridescent style. Showcased alongside it were Aurora (pictured above left), Inverted Spaces - a collaboration with Dutch studio BCXSY (pictured above right) and Willow (pictured top).
  • Apparatus Studio Launches 2015 Collection at ICFF

    Ali Morris
    21 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    New York-based design studio Apparatus have introduced two new lighting series, ‘Cylinder’ and ‘Link Porcelain’, as well as a table called ‘Portal’ Launched at ICFF 2015, Apparatus’ new collection comprises two lamps and a table ‘Our aim this year was to shade in the details of the world we imagine our fixtures living in,’ says Gabriel Hendifar, the studio’s co-founder and creative director. ‘Furniture was a logical part of that exploration - creating pieces that feel  modern with a taste of the ancient, and in a robust single…
 
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  • The Allure of a Well-Designed Carport (11 photos)

    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Since I was a little kid, I’ve always had a fondness for carports. To me they seem like the best way to show off a cool car — no guesswork as to what vehicle lies behind the garage door. However, it wasn’t until I was researching the history of carports for this article that I discovered that the first...
  • 9 Ways to Jazz Up Your Decor With Pattern (9 photos)

    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Whether you’re a lover of neutrals or partial to simple color blocking, a well-chosen pattern is a great way to tie together a color scheme, bring focus to a space and define the theme of a room. See some of the myriad ways Houzz pros have sneaked pattern into decor that wouldn’t scare even the most...
  • Shop Houzz: Palm Springs Style (46 photos)

    27 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Mix two parts midcentury modern and one part Hollywood Regency, and you have the perfect design cocktail à la Palm Springs, California. Think brass mirrors and chandeliers and modern classics like Wegner’s Teddy Bear chair, plus poolside decor you’ll want to pick up for the season.
  • 13 Decorating Tips for Older Homes (17 photos)

    27 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Interior design isn’t just about creating a home that looks new and current. It can also be about preserving the past and respecting the character of an older home. If you’re lucky enough to have a house with some time-earned character or an apartment with a certain quirky charm, consider these tips...
  • Humble Corrugated Metal Brings Modern Style to the Garden (10 photos)

    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Corrugated metal is strong, lightweight and rustproof, and can be used in many ways to add a unique touch to the garden. Though there are many standard landscape building materials, metal is increasing in popularity for homes and landscapes. Its long life, high recycled content and recyclability at the...
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  • Instagram Bootcamp e-course + All New Blogging Your Way

    decor8
    18 May 2015 | 5:16 am
    I am so super excited to share the rebrand and relaunch of my e-course website, Blogging Your Way and to tell you about our super special TWO WEEK e-course called Instagram Bootcamp. I was even able to buy the url (bloggingyourway.com) and the name became a registered trademark a little over a year ago. I feel good about myself and my business and am very proud of the new site and although we just launched it last night and there are still tweaks, I already love the response we’re getting. The slider images on the site were mostly* photographed by Susanne Irmer and feature friends of…
  • Summer Style Handmade Home Tour

    decor8
    15 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    Hey guys! It’s Holly Marder with another edition of Homes With Heart on decor8. For May, I’m excited to walk you through the charming, eclectic modern home belonging to blogger and maker Ingrid Janssen and her husband that feels so much like a beautiful summer day to me! I just know you’ll love the happy energy this home exudes and all of the pretty that lies within. If ever there was a Home with Heart, this is it. Let’s go… Ingrid is the founder and maker of the wood and crochet line of homewares WOOD & WOOL STOOL. Together with her husband Henk, they were long in search…
  • Dreaming of Summer

    decor8
    14 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    It’s always so nice to come across a new blog or find something in general that just resonates with where your heart has wandered at the present moment. I’m thinking of the coast, flowers, tones of green, blue and peach, interesting floor and wall tiles, linen bedding, pretty cafes but also dining al fresco, fresh healthy and colorful foods, pretty cocktails to sip, clean open spaces and very bright natural light. These things are all so summer-y too. When I ran into the Style And Create tumblr site today, I felt connected to what was posted there in a big way. Here are some…
 
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  • The daylit Covert House in London is a Passivhaus stunner

    Lidija Grozdanic
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Read the rest of The daylit Covert House in London is a Passivhaus stunner Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Covert House, Daylighting, daylit home, DSDHA, London, natural light, natural ventilation, passivhaus, rainwater collection, solar array, solar panels, Solar Power, UK architects
  • California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

    Tafline Laylin
    27 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Roy Rivera is a disabled man who lives on a fixed income in Sacramento – and he’s also the first California resident to receive a free rooftop solar system. But he won’t be the last. Thanks to legislation first introduced by Senator Kevin de León, the Oakland-based non-profit GRID Alternatives plans to give 1,600 free solar panels to California’s poorest residents by 2016. The initiative was launched with funds gathered under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GCRF), the state’s cap-and-trade program designed to discourage carbon dioxide emissions. Read the rest…
  • World’s tallest and longest glass bridge announced for China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

    Lidija Grozdanic
    27 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Read the rest of World’s tallest and longest glass bridge announced for China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bungee jumping, china, extreme bridges, extreme structures, glass bridge, green infrastructure, Haim Dotan, Hunan Province, record-breaking structure, transparent bridge
  • New bionic lens could give you perfect vision for the rest of your life

    Lori Zimmer
    27 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless implant that could change impaired vision forever. In fact, Webb claims the lens will go beyond the standard 20/20 vision, giving patients the super power of seeing three times better. Read the rest of New bionic lens could give you perfect vision for the rest of your life Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dr. Garth Webb, eco design, green design, lasik, Ocumetics Bionic Lens, Ocumetics Technology Corp,…
  • Responsive bioclimatic skin wraps around LEED Gold ICTA-ICP building in Barcelona

    Lucy Wang
    27 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Read the rest of Responsive bioclimatic skin wraps around LEED Gold ICTA-ICP building in Barcelona Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", adaptive architecture, bioclimatic facade, bioclimatic skin, H Arquitectes, ICTA ICP, ICTA ICP by H Arquitectes, LEED gold, phyto-purification, responsive architecture
 
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  • 10 Signs That You Are Married To An Architect

    Shelley Little
    27 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    Architects have unique personalities that spawn amazing designs and ideas, but what is it like to be married to one of these original thinkers? Image Source: Photo KlikHow many architects does it take to change a light bulb? Well, we don’t have the silly response to that joke, but with one quick Google search you can find a lot of jokes about architecture and architects. It seems that architects get picked on for their quirky personalities and traits.However, here at Freshome, we respect (and sometimes adore) the amazing creations that the complex brain of an architect is capable of.So,…
  • Oak Pass Residence in Beverly Hills Surrounded by Lush Vegetation

    Lavinia
    27 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Blending in with the natural surroundings, this modern residence in Beverly Hills USA offers two levels of luxurious living. The Oak Pass Residence by Walker Workshop is the main house on a site which also accommodates a guest dwelling and one hundred and thirty beautiful oak trees. Defined by a high level of transparency, the project opens its rooms towards the majestic landscape and there is also an inner courtyard for inhabitants can enjoy. The concrete walls and stairways are partially covered in vegetation, in an attempt to make the dwelling as unobtrusive as possible.Oak Pass…
  • Delightful One-Room Studio Apartment in Gothenburg Inspiring Brightness and Space

    Lavinia
    27 May 2015 | 2:33 am
    Located in the center of Gothenburg, Sweden, this small, tastefully renovated studio apartment makes for a delightful home. Discovered by Freshome on Alvhem, the one-room crib features plenty of charming features, such as a preserved tile stove, wooden flooring, renovated kitchen and a small balcony. Once you enter, you are greeted by a ceiling height of three meters, setting the tone for a spacious tiny home. The classic-profile Ikea kitchen is right on your left. With state-of-the-art appliances, a stylish mix of gray and white tones and dimmable spotlights for good work lighting, it offers…
  • Traditional Mountain Chalet Integrating Modern Life Perks in Colorado

    Lavinia
    26 May 2015 | 8:58 am
    Contemporary design meets traditional mountain architecture in perfect harmony in this Steamboat Springs, Colorado property. Designed by architect Bill Rangitsch, this home exemplifies the style and vision of a great artist. As you cross the covered bridge entry, the quality of woodwork, chief cliff stone and well-manicured landscaping set the stage for an exciting experience. Through the front door you are greeted by the first of many architectural elements, a steel floating staircase. The high ceilings draw your attention to the main living area, where design elements and views are endless.
  • Spacious Micro-Apartment for the Global Nomad: Zoku Loft in Amsterdam

    Lavinia
    26 May 2015 | 12:34 am
    Zoku Amsterdam is a new type of hotel promoting the concept of a spacious micro-apartment for global nomads. Designed by Concrete Architectural Associates, The Zoku Loft offers a spacious experience in a room of at least 25 square meters. According to the project developers, “it provides a stylish and spatial feel due to its flexible interior with a focus on the living and working space instead of the sleeping area.” Aimed to meet the living needs of traveling professionals, the design of this tiny flat is a home-office hybrid, perfect for both short term and longer stays.Here is…
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  • Bold Tokyo Home Combines Two Very Different Houses Into One

    andreasmith
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:55 am
    The blue porcelain tiles covering the house’s exterior are typical of commercial buildings of earlier decades. “It was intended to invoke nostalgia of the past and newness at the same time,” lead architect Akio Nakasa says.
  • 6 Bathrooms That Make Use of Steel

    andreasmith
    27 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    When architect Anne Sophie Goneau first entered the nearly 130-year-old flat she was hired to remodel in Montreal, she found low ceilings, dark green wallpaper, and unsightly rubber floors. As demolition began, workers uncovered interesting steel beams, raw brick, and hemlock wood walls. Goneau wound up not merely preserving them but making them the central focus of her design. In the bathroom, light from two frosted windows fills the bathroom. The custom, stainless steel countertop sits atop a luxurious marble-encased bath by Caml Tomlin.
  • Spend Summer Hanging Around in These Modern Swing Chairs

    brandiandres
    27 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Alexandra Angle transformed a Fire Island cottage into a colorful retreat for a college friend and her family. The living area features a PP130 Circle Chair by Hans Wegner and a Shaker wood stove by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen for Wittus. A Tropicalia Cocoon hanging chair by Patricia Urquiola complements the fabric that Angle used for the cushions on the built-in banquette.   Image courtesy of Lucas Allen/GMAimages.
  • 5 Commercial Buildings Turned Into Homes

    Allie Weiss
    27 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    A trio of abandoned structures in San Francisco had housed dry cleaners, an ammunition depot, a recording studio, and a boutique. Now, it's an unusual home for a couple.
  • A Unique Roofline Draws Light Into This Melbourne Home

    andreasmith
    27 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    The extension sits on the property’s north side. Its zig-zag shape is a continuation (and reinterpretation) of the more traditional double hip roof of the existing house. The new construction combines Shadowclad boards, a Lysaght Longline steel roof, and Blackbutt eucalyptus decking.  How do you get direct northern light into a dark Victorian house on a south-facing lot? MAKE Architects accomplished the task in the Northcote neighborhood of  Melbourne by adding an M-shaped addition that draws the sun deep into the dwelling. "The living spaces are now bathed in light in winter and the…
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  • Simple Bed by Kalon Studios

    Katie
    27 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    You know, if you’re looking for something in particular, you can email us and we’ll keep our eyes out for whatever particular thing you’re searching for, right? As in, if you were looking for a Simple Bed, which is the name of this simple bed from Kalon Studios, I would happen to come across it while planning to post their Caravan Divan Twin, and immediately post this bed instead so that you’d know about it as an option. Made from solid Ash wood with brass hardware, the Simple Bed features blended joints for a seamless look. The frame and optional headboard are coated…
  • Outline

    Katie
    27 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    An entirely new measuring tool that combines three in one is just the thing to reduce desktop disarray. Matching silhouettes of traditional rulers is how Tomas Kral created Outline, and it’ll last well past your drawing days as it’s made from stainless steel with laser engraving. The Outline’s form includes a protractor and right angle with measurements in both inches and centimeters. Origin: Rockford, IL Designer: Tomas Kral Dimensions: L 6.5″ W 6.25″ L 16.5cm W 16cm Material: 304 Stainless Steel Finish: Electropolish, Laser Engraving
  • Stick-Up Sticks

    Katie
    27 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    Did you think the Stick-Up Sticks were coathooks? I did, and I don’t think I’m disappointed to find out that they’re magnets instead. Where will you put them? Possibly the fridge, bulletin board, or any other metal surface could use some photos or notes. Stick a few Stick-Up Sticks there to start, and then see where else you could use them. Designed By Bower Material: Beech Wood & Magnet Dimensions: 2 x 0.5 x 0.5 in / 5.1 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Tableau by Pikaplant

    Katie
    26 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    Hooray! Those of us still struggling to keep houseplants alive now have a savior: the Tableau by Pikaplant. The Tableau incorporates a water reservoir so that our plants can drink when needed- even we’re away on a vacation (or just incredibly forgetful). The reservoir will hold enough water for up to three plants for a month, so they’ll be happy and healthy for at least that long. No electricity needed, it all works thanks to gravity and a steel base with a capillary fabric that plants can wick water through when needed. Back the project on Kickstarter within the next few days to…
  • Yellow Leaf Hammocks

    Katie
    26 May 2015 | 7:18 am
    Did you have a nice Memorial Day Weekend? Now that summer is unofficially here, perhaps we should discuss hammocks. Yea or nay? I believe the correct answer is ‘yea’- though if you voted ‘nay’ it’s probably due to the fact that most hammocks aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing things. However, Yellow Leaf Hammocks have several that look entirely decent, and you’ll probably even grow to love the stripes (colorful or neutral) after spending a lazy afternoon reclining in one. And, by the way, relax a little- it’s summer. Pictured above: Montauk…
 
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  • Gorgeous Addition Unites and Defines Existing London Home

    Delana
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    An extension to a west London house provided a unique opportunity for Fraher Architects to showcase the existing structure while adding an impressive new feature. The clients wanted to add Eastern-influenced design to their living space, a choice that informed how the architects shaped the interior and manipulated the natural lighting. The home's most prominent feature is the new addition, attached to yet separated from the existing home by huge floor-to-ceiling windows. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Mechanic Garage to Modern Glass Addition in…
  • A Light Rain: Lamp Projects Peaceful Water Droplets

    Delana
    26 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Drops of rain falling in your home might usually be cause for concern - but designer Richard Clarkson's Rain Lamp will make you wish for rain every day. The globular lamp uses an LED and an integrated pump system to combine the aesthetic qualities of light and water in a nature-inspired lighting fixture. The lamp's round shape is a natural magnifying lens that causes the light and water to project a lovely image on the surface below. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: LED Light Pots: Plant a Colorful Glow-in-the-Dark Garden Stunningly Simple LED…
  • Grecian Getaway: Historic House Renovation Preserves Character

    Stephanie
    25 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    A seventeenth-century home on the island of Nisyros in Greece retains its sense of history in this beautiful renovation by Greg Haji Joannides, integrating built-in furniture and smooth, glossy surfaces with the pre-existing rock for a seamless blend of past and present. The Sterna Residence is among a number of structures located within the medieval castle complex of Pantoniki in Emporeios on the ridge of the island, overlooking the Aegean Sea. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Stunning Street-Level Loft in a Brick & Concrete Warehouse New Old…
  • Ultra-Compact Cooking: Modular Kitchen for Nomadic Singles

    Stephanie
    23 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    The average single person living alone doesn’t need an elaborate setup in the kitchen, requiring little more than a mini fridge, sink, a couple burners and some storage. So why not save some space with an ultra-compact kitchen module that contains all of the basics with the smallest footprint possible? This design is smaller than a typical kitchen island, and even features a fold-down dining surface. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Redesigned: 3-Prong Power Cords into Flat & Portable Plugs The Cut: Customizable Kitchen Slides to Suit Your…
  • Grounds for Celebration: Cups + Saucers Made of Recycled Coffee

    Delana
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Have you ever wondered what happens to all of those used grounds thrown out by coffee shops around the world? Sometimes companies sell or give them away for compost, but most of the time they're just thrown out with the garbage. German designer Julian Lechner invented a brilliant new way to recycle coffee grounds into something that's both beautiful and useful. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Old Red Goes Green: Recycled Wall Brick Built to Save Water Espresso on a Stick? Machine-Free + Fast as Instant Coffee Lumber, Cut & Dried? Wood-Like…
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  • New on the New Blog: Are you an Exhibitionist or Shower Shy?

    Linda Merrill
    26 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    This post appears on my new blog. Click here to read this post. Thanks!If you follow me by RSS feed, you will be able to resign-up in the new blog sidebar.I hope you'll join me at my new home!If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • We've Moved! A new website and blog location!

    Linda Merrill
    20 May 2015 | 11:44 am
    I'm thrilled to announce that I have a new website that at long last incorporates my blog! I started my blog here on Blogger in 2005 and 10 years later, I've done nearly 2,000 posts - all of which are now over at their new home.Click here to go to my new homeIf you follow me by RSS feed, you will be able to resign-up in the new blog sidebar.I hope you'll join me at my new home!If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • Book Review: Charlotte Moss' GARDEN INSPIRATIONS

    Linda Merrill
    5 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Please click here to be re-directed to this post over on my new blog!© Charlotte Moss: Garden Inspirations by Charlotte Moss, Rizzoli, New York, 2015Several weeks ago I received Charlotte Moss' latest tome "Garden Inspirations" from Rizzoli, the publisher. This new book sat waiting for me to dive in - and it's quite a deep dive. Charlotte is one of my favorite designers and design inspirations. She does so many things just so well. It's no wonder her gardens are incredible, thoughtful and chock-a-block full of all that makes her so special. As a matter of fact, she's the only guest we had…
  • Get That Look: The Laird's Bedchamber

    Linda Merrill
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    Please click here to view all Outlander posts over at my new blog! I thought it would be fun to put together a "Get That Look" based on the Laird's Bedchamber from the Outlander Series.First, some modern looks that have a similar color palette and feel:design by Hackett Holland. photo by Simon Uptondesign by Alex Papachristidis - his own bedroom from his Instagram account. Love, love, love this. And some ideas on how you too can get the look!Please click here to view all Outlander posts over at my new blog! If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E12 "The Laird Returns" aka Lallybroch

    Linda Merrill
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Please click here to view all Outlander posts over at my new blog! At long last, Lallybroch! In the books and television show, we hear Jamie wax rhapsodic about his home and estate Lallybroch. He hasn't been home in four years and at long last, bedraggled and anxious, he returns with his bride Claire (who was just on trial for witchcraft). The book describes the house as such:"It was larger than I had expected; a handsome three-story manor of harled white stone, windows outlined in the natural grey stone, a high slate roof with multiple chimneys, and several smaller whitewashed buildings…
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  • 21 Sophisticated, Sexy & Stylish Seating Options for the Home

    Carmen Natschke
    26 May 2015 | 3:11 am
    Fashion-infused design made its way to the 2015 High Point Furniture and Design market this spring. Furniture design houses took inspiration from the world’s fashion runways in a broad and interesting spectrum from 70s vintage glamour to bountiful botanicals to Hermes-style orange tinted decor confections.  Style mainstays including animal prints, organic shapes, metallic finishes and the enduring paisley motif were ... Read MoreThe post 21 Sophisticated, Sexy & Stylish Seating Options for the Home appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Style Magazine.
  • Editor’s Choice: 9 Best of Show Art Miami

    Carmen Natschke
    25 May 2015 | 3:20 am
    Few things are more subjective than art and beauty. And even fewer things evoke emotions on the level that art does.  Spanning a broad range of visceral reactions including love, peace, joy, anger, hate and disgust – and sometimes one piece of art can engender a roller-coaster of widely disparate emotions.  We see and feel what we want when exposed to art. ... Read MoreThe post Editor’s Choice: 9 Best of Show Art Miami appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Style Magazine.
 
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  • Legends of La Cienega: The Parties

    Jill-LA
    24 May 2015 | 4:58 pm
    This year we welcomed the 7th annual Legends of La Cienega to the La Cienega Design Quarter with a host of events and parties. {Fun with friends at the Viyet hosted party during Legends week, left to right: Ginna of Woven Accents, Will of Bright Bazaar, Brooke of Brooke Mason Photography, me, Kam, and Ron} If there’s anything I like most about the annual Legends of La Cienenga, well let’s just say it’s the socializing and parties! It’s a chance to see many friends and it’s by far become the who’s who of the design world. This year brought bloggers and…
  • AOC Wine Dinner Event with Ribera Rueda Wine

    Jill-LA
    24 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
      I think I have a new favorite restaurant in town and that is A.O.C. LA! Just in the past week I’ve been there for two amazing dinner events! Last week, I had the pleasure of experiencing some amazing food pairings and wine from Ribera Rueda Wine, a savory wine from Spain. The food pairings were a series of shared small plates by chef Suzanne Goin of A.O.C. that paired with each next wine selection created an even more flavorful taste sensation. Truly one of the best wine dinner events I’ve ever experienced.   A Spanish influenced selection of starters featured at our…
  • Legends Is Coming!

    Jill-LA
    29 Apr 2015 | 12:05 pm
    The annual Legends of La Cienega event is taking place next week and I am looking forward to a few days of parties and events and seeing many friends in town! This year the Legends Abassadors include not only a nation wide team but an international blogger too, my favorite UK friend and blogger, Will of Bright Bazaar!   I am also looking forward to the event at Woven Accents with a panel led by my friends Ginna Christensen and Mat Sanders of MyDomaine and with actress Jessica Alba!   Be sure to follow along @LCDQLA #LCDQLA
  • Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale!

    Jill-LA
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:40 pm
    I’ve long been a fan of Madeline Weinrib area rugs and graphic designs. The collections of pillows and fabrics are fun additions – and now they are all coming to LA for a sample sale! Previous celebrated events took place only in NYC but for the first time a west coast sale will be taking place at HD Buttercup from May 7th-10th. A range of products including: Carpets, Pillows, Furniture, Fashion, Fabric by the Yard and Accessories will be included in the sale from 40%-70% off. Additional items included are: one of a kind samples, inspiration materials, off-dye lots merchandise,…
  • Bling, Copper, and Fur…When in Germany!

    Julia-Chicago
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Who doesn’t need a furry sheep stool in their lives? I rounded up this lil guy while at the Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt, Germany earlier this year. I’m still anxiously awaiting his arrival to my Buckingham Interiors + Design Showroom in Chicago…it’s a long trek from Germany! He’s also got a fleecy suede friend tagging along for the ride too:) I was so fortunate to be a part of the 1st ever Blogtour for Modenus visiting the biggest consumer trade fair in the world. I saw so many amazing new introductions in the world of gift and table top decor. One of my faves,…
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  • Trend Alert: The Return of the Captain's Chair?

    Julie Carlson
    27 May 2015 | 11:50 am
    Based on the Windsor chair, which originated in England in the early 1700s, the captain's chair, a low-back version of the Windsor, started appearing in New York and New England in the 1950s. Lately we've been spotting it in stylish interiors; here's a roundup of spaces we're admiring, captain's chairs included. Above: Antique captain's chairs in a house by architect Sam Tisdall; see more at Garden Visit: The Little House at No. 24a Dorset Road. Above: Megan Wilson of Ancient Industries inherited her suite of captain's chairs from her antiques-collecting mother. Photograph by Matthew Williams…
  • Net Gains: 5 Fishing Baskets as Sculptural Lights

    Margot Guralnick
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Call it net gains: Mesh and bamboo fish traps—and weavings inspired by them—make sculptural, softly glowing pendant lights. And you can create your own. Above: A vintage fishing basket repurposed as a dramatic light in the Kamakura, Japan, home of antiques dealer Hitoshi Uchida. Replicate the look with a mesh fishing basket from Etsy and a Rejuvenation Burnside Light or use parts from the Color Cord Company. Photograph via The Selby. Above: Barcelona design duo Manolito & Manolita weave their Colimbo Lights from mesh fishing traps and cotton. Learn more in our…
  • Architect Visit: A Louvered Beach House on the Arabian Sea

    Christine Chang Hanway
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Built on a coconut plantation outside of Mumbai, India, on the Arabian Sea, Studio Mumbai’s Palmyra House is a place of refuge, not only from the city but also from people (houseguests possibly included). The 3,000-square-foot setup is split into two wooden louvered structures, each constructed using local traditional methods and wood. One building contains the living room, study, and master bedroom; the other houses the kitchen, dining room, and guest bedrooms. And should the occupants be feeling convivial, there's a long, thin pool, perfect for swims together while sharing the expansive…
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Fans

    Izabella Simmons
    27 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    When the summer swelter moves in, we rely on ceiling fans as our first line of defense. (And they're on in winter too, to keep the warm air circulating.) Here's a roundup of our current favorites in steel, wood, and white acrylic, several with built-in lights.   Above: This Miami Beach bedroom designed by Magdalena Keck has a Boffi Air Fan with natural wood blades (see the fan in black below). Photograph by Jeff Cate. Steel   Above: The Industry Fan by the Modern Fan Company in galvanized steel; $360 from YLighting.   Above: The Lapa Ceiling…
  • 5 Favorites: Summer Boathouses

    Julie Carlson
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Yesterday's visit to a Boathouse with Royal Connections has us dreaming of our own waterside hideaway. Here are five perfect spots for warm-weather living, boats welcome. Above: A boathouse by Dutch designer Piet Boon, via Desire to Inspire. Above: A boathouse in Sweden, from the portfolio of photographer Pia Ulin. Above: A Boathouse in Texas by Andersson-Wise Architects. Above: A combination cabin/boat dock on Lake Huron, Ontario, by Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample of MOS Design, floats atop a structure of steel pontoons. Above: A boathouse in the Pacific Northwest by Bosworth Hoedemaker.
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Vote Now: Today's Small Cool Entries — Entries from May 27

    27 May 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Pin it Check out today's new Small Cool Contest entries and be sure to add a "favorite" vote to any and all that you'd like to help send on to the next round. Remember, you can vote once each for as many entries as you'd like throughout this round, so no need to be stingy with your favoriting - share the small cool love! 170 square feet in Hong Kong: Kin Foo's Rustic Industrial 204 square feet in Toronto:Sandra's Rich History Home 300 square feet in Massachusetts: Kimberly's Old Ship 319 square feet in Brooklyn: Danielle's Vibrant Brooklyn Home 527 square feet in Illinois: Anna's New…
  • May is for Mulching: A Guide to Groundcover

    27 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Joanne and Brian's Cottage by the Sea Pin it Three and a half decades of city living left me completely unprepared for the importance that mulch would someday have in my life. Now that I have vegetable and native flower gardens, I find myself stalking the local municipal "free wood chips" pile, filling truckload after truckload, pricing out hay bales, and other dirty jobs. But if it keeps our gardens health and weed-free, it's (mostly) worth it... READ MORE »
  • Before & After: Builder Basic to Functional Focal Point

    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Pin it After three years of living in this "builder basic" house, the homeowners hired Krista to help personalize it. On the agenda was adding some style to this blank 2-story wall. Now that fireplace is really a focal point: READ MORE »
  • Maggie & Ed's Renovation: The Big Reveal! — Renovation Diary

    27 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    View of the kitchen looking towards the front of the house. The island is really pleasant for sitting at and grabbing a snack or reading the paper. Pin it Pin it Name: Ed and Maggie Williams (of MVW Architect) Type of Project: Kitchen/dining/music room renovation Location: Freret, New Orleans, LA Type of building: Craftsman-style shotgun double The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. See all of our Reno Diaries here. I cannot believe what Maggie and Ed…
  • 5 Stylish Ways to Thrive in a Tiny Bedroom

    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Design & Chemistry in Seattle Part 1: Brooke Pin it Tiny bedrooms don't have to be a bummer; in fact a small bedroom can up the feeling of coziness, making your sleep space a stunning and stylish spot to float off to snoozeland. But if you're worried about not being able to add your personality or feeling a little too claustrophobic, stick to these five stylish and real-world tested ways to thrive in a tiny bedroom. READ MORE »
 
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Some Easy Swaps and Props for Summer Decor

    Becky
    22 May 2015 | 10:21 am
    If you’re not going anywhere this weekend, it’s a great time to summer-fy your place. Or for those of you lucky enough to have a cottage or a summer share it’s the prime weekend to open it up and give it a zshush. Here are 10 favorite products that will help you get ready for summer.   1. Lobstahs! Go for that overt sea creature theme, because now is the time. A favorite lobster accessory of mine is the Thomas Paul Lobster Sketch Pillow. 2. Candlelight.  Get ready for some outdoor candlelight. The usual tealight holders won’t keep the breeze from blowing out…
  • 5 Must-Have Elements for The Perfect Outdoor Space

    Becky
    20 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    For many of us, the pollen is finally clearing, and it’s time to get that outdoor space spiffed up so that we can spend the maximum amount of time outdoors. What makes a great outdoor space? Here are my personal top five: 1. LIFE Even the tiniest of spaces needs plants to enliven it. Surely there is room even on the smallest of balconies for at least a potted plant or two. Consider a trellis, hanging pots or boxes that hang over the railings if you’re short on floor space. Modernica’s mid-century modern pots with stands are one of the chicest modern ways to add life to your…
  • Weekend Trip: 48 Hours in Asheville, North Carolina

    Becky
    8 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    A few weeks ago, a friend and I traveled four hours from Atlanta up to the mountains on a mission to see The Biltmore, but we found so much more in this small beautiful city.  I was gobsmacked by the striking patina on this roof as soon as we parked in the Renaissance parking lot. Asheville has it all, from the English tudor style architecture of Biltmore Village to art deco downtown, from charming Arts and Crafts bungalows and Victorian homes to the more industrial thriving River Arts District down by the railroad tracks. Night one, we hit Table. Hmmm, one-word name, some bragging about…
  • Introducing Skargaarden

    DesignPublic.com
    7 May 2015 | 8:48 am
      We are proud to announce that Design Public is now carrying Skargaarden, a brand of beautiful furniture that comes to us all the way from Gävle, Sweden. We’re going to tease you with just a few of their stunning pieces.   The pieces shown above are part of Skargaarden’s Häringe Collection.  It’s built to stand up to inclement weather, and the wooden slats are gorgeous teak. Before you get to know them a little better through photos, here’s a bit of their design philosophy: “We like to think of ourselves as part of a tradition that’s truly…
  • Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    Becky
    5 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    I’m not sure when Americans started making such a big deal about Cinco de Mayo, but I would wager only a few of them have heard of the Battle of Puebla. I hadn’t until I looked it up five minutes ago (Thanks USAToday!) However, that’s OK. We’ll take any excuse to have some fun sipping margaritas while having fun with our friends.  In honor of the day Mexican defeated invaders, we though we’d highlight some other ways Mexico is a big winner. Winners in design of course, because that’s probably why you stopped by this particular blog after all. Beautiful…
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Dilemma: What to do with a Gigantic Master Bedroom

    preynolds
    26 May 2015 | 3:02 am
    Contemporary Bedroom by Gold Coast – Tweed Architects & Building Designers SPACEstudio In the era of McMansions, it’s been the norm that master bedroom suites have taken on the rambling proportions of a one bedroom apartment. Not only are these cavernous bedrooms big enough to accommodate a bed, but they’re also large enough for a gym, home office, small kitchenette, sitting area, and, of course, a luxurious dressing room. But can lots of space ever be too much? Only if you’re not inventive enough to find a way to put it all to go good use! So here are a few ideas:…
  • Glass Box Dining Room Cantilevers Out Towards Cedar Forest

    Susan Kraemer
    21 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    A coastal home in West Vancouver, British Columbia by Splyce Design features an entirely glassed-in box that cantilevers out towards the surrounding forest. The site was long and narrow, and footprint requirements precluded expanding the foundation to the side closer to the forest. So the architect solved the resulting too-narrow footprint by cantilevering several rooms back out to the side. The result is like leaning sideways over the forest floor to capture the water views. The reflective flooring of polished concrete further captures the native creekside vegetation, as if the diners are…
  • Isolated Tropical Villa and Guesthouse on a Brazilian Mountainside

    Susan Kraemer
    18 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    A holiday villa that is more outside than inside is framed in rustic wood beams and barely filled-in walls of earthy golden stucco. The simple tropical vacation home is sited amidst the most breathtaking unspoiled tropical rain forest on a mountainside in Brazil. Despite its extreme isolation, the simple retreat is comfortable and has even a spartan sort of eco-luxury. Sturdy furnishings are simply fashioned of local sustainable timbers. Here, the comforting old staple of rocking chairs on the porch take on a tropical air. Huge hollowed-out bamboo supplies fireside storage. Both TV and fire…
  • Warm Pine in Old Stone Farmhouse Conversion in Spain

    Susan Kraemer
    14 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    This historic farmhouse in rural Cantabria was renovated by Manel Casellas and Mar Puig de la Bellacasa at Barcelona studio 2260mm architects. The original had been extremely dark. The original barn had housed animals on the ground floor, with the owners on two floors above. Because the stone barn collapsed during the renovation, they had to completely rebuild. The new structurally sound framework of wooden columns, beams and staircases provides a warm contrast to the rough stone walls. The old stone barn is filled with fresh young wood. The kitchen, seen here, is on the ground floor, now…
  • Slide-Out Guest Bedrooms Define Odd French Holiday Cottage

    Susan Kraemer
    13 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    An unusual all-black holiday cottage from Atelier Raum in the French Bretagne region quietly but definitively defies local village traditions. A huge skylight brings brilliant light into an all-white interior room, contrasting with the dark exterior. This roof-wide skylight is at the base of a green roof that appears to continue the wooded hillside up another slope. Even stranger, this brilliantly daylit room is dug into the hillside, creating a pair of 45 degree angles with the roof slope. Interestingly, two guest bedrooms can be rolled entirely out of the tiny cottage, and placed facing any…
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    Bloesem

  • Ruutu Vases

    Bloesem
    27 May 2015 | 1:42 am
    Delicate yet full of character.. this collectible vase collection, Ruutu, is mouth blown by designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. These vases may look simple in shape, but the hard work that goes behind creating these watercolour-like beauties is what caught our admiration. Beware, this fun fact will amaze you too.. each vase takes seven most skilled craftsmen 24 hours to produce! Indeed, this takes true dedication towards ones' craft to be able to achieve such masterpieces. Apart from being just stand alone pieces of art, the designers also hand the job of the artist over to the users…
  • Hit the Sack: Tenface Bangkok

    Bloesem
    26 May 2015 | 3:11 am
    Continuing on from our post about our 24 hours in Bangkok .. After hearing many rave reviews about Tenface we decided to go ahead and book our accommodations.. we were definitely not disappointed. Friendly staff, clean hotel.. it had a really quirky vibe with hanging decor and animals along the hallways.  The hotel has a lot of facilities for guests who like to spend their time lounging in the hotel.. you can use the gym, pool, there's even a bar area. It's not a big hotel but it's nice and cosy, perfect for travellers who appreciate design and for people looking for…
  • Urbe

    Bloesem
    25 May 2015 | 1:09 am
    Urbe is a family of tables, chairs and stools by Italian designer, Pasquale Alison. Inspired by the different cities in Italy, the collection of furniture is characterized by different prints of the Italian cities of Rome, Naples, Milan, Ponza and Capri. The tops of the pieces depict maps of the different cities and come in different colours. Great pieces that help combine our love for furniture and travel! .. Urbe
  • Link Love

    Bloesem
    21 May 2015 | 11:42 pm
    These candy colours dip dyed baskets.. Enjoy 20 free listings when you join Etsy as a new seller. Celebrate #EtsymeetsSingapore with us!  If you are a fan of all things minimal.. The secret possessions of Frida Kahlo. Shades of grey DIY dream catcher. Colour and pattern inspiration. Marbled posts Xo, The Bloesem Team   
  • 24 hours in Bangkok

    Bloesem
    21 May 2015 | 1:46 am
    Recently Mei and Zara from the Bloesem Team headed to Bangkok for a super short trip and here's what they got up to.. there's so many things to do and see in Bangkok and so many must-do and must-visit places and things but here's what they got up to with just 24 hours to spare in the beautiful city of Bangkok. 9 AM - Wakey wakey We spent the night at Tenface hotel. Beautiful interiors, friendly and helpful staff. You could not ask for more. Only thing is that if you plan on walking back to the hotel, it is abit away from the main road and gets pretty dark at night. Other than that, we had a…
 
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  • Rome’s G-Rough Hotel: 20th Century Modernism in a 17th Century Building

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    27 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Characterizing it as expressing “a very Italian sense of luxury,” Italian designers Emanuela Garosci and Gabriele Salini have transformed a 17th Century Roman building into a 21st Century boutique hotel—liberally laced with 20th Century modernist furnishings. In refurbishing the G-Rough hotel, located in the city’s famous Piazza Navona, Garosci and Salini have created something of an on-trend, 5-star Bohemian rhapsody—merging ancient (both authentic and faux) with modernist furniture and lighting, faded hues with vibrant colors, rough-hewn plaster walls and old wooden…
  • Fritz Hansen Releases 60th Anniversary Edition of Series 7 Chair

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    26 May 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Danish brand Fritz Hansen is marking the 60th anniversary of the Series 7 Chair, originally launched in 1965, with a limited edition pair of colors and finishes the company characterizes as masculine and feminine.  One of the most enduring and popular chair designs of the last century, the Series 7’s refined organic profile was the culmination of the great Arne Jacobsen’s ongoing experimentation with bent plywood—yielding a graceful shape both timeless and relentlessly copied. The anniversary editions, which wowed us at this year’s ICFF, are described by Fritz…
  • Artemide Launches Les Danseuses, Twirling Suspension Lamp

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Italian lighting brand Artemide has introduced a new twirling pendant light that was inspired by the swirl of a flamenco dancer’s gown. Launched in Milan earlier this year, Les Danseuses, designed by Swiss design studio Atelier oï, made its North American debut during New York Design Week, via an exuberant installation at the brand’s Soho store. Les Danseuses, which Atelier oï describes as “a project that involves air and light, emotion and surprise,” lives up to its billing when a small engine mounted on the lamp’s vertical shaft is activated, putting…
  • Versatile Modern Home Office by Splyce Design

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 May 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Vancouver design studio Splyce Design managed to create an ingeniously versatile, yet visually spare, home office  for a local client seeking both a formal office and a craft/hobby studio—thanks to a custom made modern storage unit and flexible work surface. Limited to the confines of just 115 sq ft of space, Splyce created 200 cubic feet of floor-to-ceiling storage along the length of one wall, providing ample space for keeping craft and hobby materials corralled and out of sight. A horizontal pocket along the length of the storage piece hides a specially milled wood desktop which…
  • Highlights from New York Design Week 2015

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    19 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    A visit to Moooi’s brand new Manhattan showroom (above) was a highlight of New York Design Week, which featured a slew of city-wide events, including ICFF,  Wanted Design, and Designjunction.  Breakfast at Knoll, with a lecture by Harry Bertoia’s daughter, Celia, was a fittingly inspiring way to end the week. Here, a few more snapshots of our visit to New York, with more to come in the days and weeks ahead. Canada’s Keiou Design Lab, specialists in surface design, exhibited monochromatic, textured modules for walls and ceilings, made from innovative,…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • How to Choose Paint Colors to Complement Furniture

    Michael Landfair
    26 May 2015 | 11:27 am
    Most people already own furniture before deciding to paint and repaint. Choosing a color that complements the furniture you already have only makes sense. Knowing how to choose the right color, texture and pattern of paint can be quite a challenge, though.Complementary Color MatchingThe first step to choosing color for your home should be to find a family of colors that complement your furniture colors. If you’re lucky enough to have neutral colors for your furniture, such as tan, white or black, then you can choose almost any color scheme.For everyone else, you’ll want to visit your…
  • Karttell Stuns Me

    Michael Landfair
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    I wrote last about the 10 most expensive furniture brands. This morning I received an email with this picture:When I previewed the email, Bev was standing right by me. I saw the breasts and "eros" and thought, "Whoa someone just sent me porn."Like any male, I waited to look until Bev moved to another room.It was an arresting ad from Kartell about the new egg-shaped chair named Ero/s/. They got my attention:
  • Most Expensive Furniture Brands in the World

    Michael Landfair
    16 May 2015 | 11:07 am
    Insider Monkey has a list of the ten most expensive furniture brands in the World. The list contained two surprises for me. How about you?#10 - French Heritage - Each chair and tables are crafted to perfection to match up the mood of your home. French Heritage gives you a taste and feel of casual contemporary style. No wonder why they priced a chair for $4,173. Smooth and silky chair.#9 - Christopher Guy furniture offers a wide wild variety of luxurious deals: from headboards to gold-worth sofas, from trendy office furniture to luxy upholstery#8 - Henkel Harris - Mary…
  • Incorporate Interesting Decor for Vacation Getaway Spot

    Michael Landfair
    16 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    Photo By ep_stockJennifer Kimrey shares in the Houston Chronicle that"Decorating and furnishing a vacation home can be very different from decorating and furnishing your first home or primary residence.A prevalent trend that has lasted years is decorating your second home to honor its location, but that doesn't mean everything has to be "beachy" everywhere - moderation,please.A great way get more enjoyment out of your second home is upgrading the outdoor areas. Cozy outdoor sitting areas, for example, allow homeowners to extend their indoor living space to the outdoors and have become a…
  • Your Clients Are Getting Younger

    Michael Landfair
    15 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015), and this year they surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce, according to new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.
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    Things That Inspire

  • Finally finishing the living room decor

    Things That Inspire
    20 May 2015 | 4:15 am
    It’s hard to believe we have been in our “new” house for three and a half years now! We have slowly but surely worked on the décor since we moved in, with a big project every year. Now, we are finally ready to finish the main floor, including the central room in the house, the living room. I wanted a living room that was at the heart of the house, not tucked to the side. This room
  • Five Beautiful Houses: Brookwood Hills Redefined–2015 Home Tour

    Things That Inspire
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    There is a wonderful tour of homes this Saturday (April 18, 2015), taking place in one of Atlanta's most charming neighborhoods, Brookwood Hills.  The theme of this year's tour is “Redefined”, and here is information on the tour and sneak peek of the houses! The Home Tour takes place this Saturday, April 18, from 10 am to 4 pm.  Tickets are $35 each in advance, $40 at the door, and proceeds
  • On the market: a Suzanne Kasler house featured in Architectural Digest

    Things That Inspire
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:04 am
    Several years ago, I noticed a house come on the market that was truly exceptional. The architecture, landscape, and interior design were all exquisitely done, and had a very special quality. I was eager to post on this house, which had been designed by residential designer Bill Baker, interior designer Suzanne Kasler, and landscape architect Land Plus. However, I soon learned that it had been
  • 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
 
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    COTE DE TEXAS

  • OUTLANDER: PART II

    26 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
      Picking back up on the Starz – Outlander series: Part II     Once the Outlander story moves away from filming at Castle Leoch, there are several great sets.  The first is Geillis Duncan’s townhouse in Cranesmuir.    Geillis Duncan seen here wearing one of the more beautiful costumes designed by Terry Dresbach.  Dresbach is so incredibly talented.  I never realized how much work goes into costume designing, but it looks exhausting!  I don’t know where Terry gets here energy from!! This dress is actually Geillis’ widow or mourning dress…
  • Good Reads

    17 May 2015 | 2:04 pm
      There is a new crop of design books just out this month – here are three of my favorites:   The first book is a tribute to the much beloved, late Charles Faudree – interior designer from Oklahoma.  The book was written by his close friend and photographer Jenifer Jordan.   Jordan shot five of Faudree’s design books and a number of his magazine pictorials  - starting with a Christmas story in Traditional Home.  This book is a tribute to Faudree’s memory – Jordan writes lovingly of her friend, telling us of his keen sense of humor, his love of…
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    Atticmag

  • Cast Iron Stove Island Kitchen

    Jane F
    27 May 2015 | 7:53 am
    A 19th-century cast iron stove found new life as the base of an island in a London mansion kitchen. Square, and not extremely large, this unique cast iron stove island has amazing green cred plus extraordinary character and presence — from the contrasting brass inserts in the doors to the beefy handle on the former front of the range. It’s one thing to repurpose a wooden antique such as a hutch, dresser or even an old piano — which was done for a quirky Victorian home I featured in my Old Piano Kitchen post. But for this 1881 brick house restoration, Roberto Peregalli and his design…
  • Basic Outdoor Shower

    Jane F
    24 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    A basic outdoor shower is easy to rig up and the look opens up a natural world of creativity. Two years ago, while visiting our daughter in Michigan, we watched the contractors install a basic outdoor shower on the back deck that leads to the pool. The entire project took most of the morning and by afternoon the little ones were rinsing themselves off after a swim. Adding a basic outdoor shower isn’t as complicated as it looks and it isn’t necessarily expensive either. Apart from the irony of a working shower attached to a tree [top], showers don’t get more basic than this one.……
  • Emerald Green Walls

    Jane F
    19 May 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Vibrant emerald green made a return to home décor after a long slumber in deco-Siberia. Relaunched as Pantone’s “color of the year,” emerald appeared in a variety of accessories during 2013. But instead of fading away, it’s taking hold as a wall color. Emerald green walls aren’t for everyone — they hit you in the face and there’s no getting away from the intensity. But for those who are adventurous, and have rooms without a great deal of natural light, emerald green walls can work to great effect. It’s a surprise to see how well it looks in a bedroom…
  • Swedish Loft Kitchen

    Jane F
    17 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    A loft kitchen, on the top floor of a 19th century apartment building in Sweden, is a dark dazzler. This small compact kitchen combines economies of space often required in apartments with dramatic dark gray walls and cabinets that help it seamlessly blend into the adjacent living space — and enhance it. The kitchen’s palette offers no color — cabinets are plated slate gray, satin black with white marble counters and backsplash. And as kitchens go, this one is dark — very dark. The very deep gray color works, in part, because there is abundant natural light from large dormer…
  • Modern Pink Bathroom

    Jane F
    12 May 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Eccentric and hip, a modern pink bathroom in Sweden provides a current take on 1980s color. But that’s not all… A stunning duplex apartment on the top floor of a 19th century building in Gothenburg Sweden has a modern pink bathroom with a retro, cotton candy wall color that hasn’t been seen since the 1980s. Sure, we see pink baths in cottage-style homes occasionally and who can forget that bubblegum pink front door in our Eclectic Entrance post? But this same pink master bath also has one of the most surprising features I’ve ever seen — one that is framed by the pastel…
 
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Customer Service FAQ’s: My Cordless Shade Isn’t Long Enough!

    Benjamin Serven
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Here’s the scenario: Your cordless cellular shades arrived at your doorstep in perfect condition, except for one thing. You can pull them down to cover the whole window, but then they bounce back up! You may be worried that your shades were made too short, but don’t fret! In the realm of FAQ’s, we get this question a lot – and it’s super easy to fix. Why is This Happening? More than likely the internal lift cords of your shade are twisted or tight. This issue will often resolve itself with a little time and use. However, we have a few tricks to speed things…
  • 3 Ways Top-Down/Bottom-Up Shades Will Change Your World

    Benjamin Serven
    18 May 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Ever heard of top-down/bottom-up blinds or shades? It’s our most popular option, but most people still don’t know what they are or how they work. (To make this a little easier to read, I’ll refer to Top-Down/Bottom-Up shades as “TDBU” shades for the rest of the post.)  There are 3 types of top down shades: First the classic Top-Down/Bottom-Up standard lift. Secondly, the Cordless Top-Down/Bottom-Up. And last, but not least, the combination, Trilight Shade. Let’s learn more about them. Standard Top-Down/Bottom-Up Shades TDBU shades are useful in many…
  • Roman Shade Fold Styles – Find the One That’s Right For You!

    Abigail Sawyer
    14 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    Roman Shades give windows the softness and style of draperies with less bulk. They’re easy to operate and can give you complete privacy when lowered. When ordering Roman Shades there are several custom options available to you. Today we’re going to take a closer look at Roman Shade Fold Styles and help you find the one that’s right for you and your window type. Roman Shade Fold Styles Soft Fold / Hobbled Roman Shades This traditional style is constructed with loops of fabric all the way down the shade. We love it for formal rooms, or spaces like powder rooms that need…
  • From South Africa to the Blinds.complex – Meet Sharon

    Benjamin Serven
    13 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Sharon is one of the longest standing employees here at Blinds.com. She was one of the original “Brainerettes” – the first 2 employees who answered sales calls in 1995 for Blinds.com’s first iteration – NoBrainerBlinds.com. Sharon has been serving as an integral member of the team for as long as anyone can remember. Sharon is now Director of Customer Service, and leads the team on a day to day basis to a world class level of service. She has led the team to international recognition in call center excellence for almost 10 years running. Meet Sharon Years at…
  • How Blinds.com Changed My Life – Meet Uche from Blinds.com

    Benjamin Serven
    8 May 2015 | 3:53 pm
    We’d like to share one of the most unique stories here at Blinds.com. After moving to the United States from Nigeria, Uche has grown tremendously, personally and professionally. She is a part of the Blinds.com live chat team, and has soared to success as one of our top performers every month. Not only has she become a huge asset to our team, but she has truly embraced the Blinds.com core value of Continuous Improvement and has launched a personal business as a clothing designer. Meet Uche Years at Blinds.com: 2 years Personal Style: I love all things contemporary. I love neutral…
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    The Office Stylist

  • How to Decorate a Super Small Office – Design Dilemma Solved

    Rima Butto
    27 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    This week, I’m answering Nune’s question who’s having some trouble with her super small workspace. Nune asks: “I need a little advice on how I can organize a really small workspace. I got a new job and I need my work place as organized as possible but the workspace is very small. It literally is in a clean corner in a stock room and I have 4 associates. Can you give me pointers on keeping a well-organized space for a small work place?“ Organizing and decorating a tiny space sure can be tough, but it’s actually a really common problem. And because of…
  • How to style your space Boho Glam- 3 ways to make the Boho trend work for you

    The Office Stylist
    25 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. So if you follow me on social media or anywhere else, you would not describe me as anything boho. I’m a glam girl through and through BUT this boho trend that’s popping up everywhere can’t be ignored. It’s got a summer feel that’s casual and cute all at the same time. So what do you do if it’s not your style but you want to incorporate it into your space for something different?
  • Ashley Malone’s Bright & Airy Workspace {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    18 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    Describe your office space to us: Bright, warm, feminine, creative and modern would be the first words that come to mind! To me it was important to design an office that felt like a living room…a space where you can put your feet up, feel at ease and focus on work. Since we’re a branding company, I have to say that the office also had to reflect our brand and the types of clients we attract. Where did the inspiration for your office space design come from? I really wanted the office to be bright and white, with a touch of pink! I used Pinterest quite a bit to find office…
  • How to think outside the office box: unique ways to decorate your space

    Rima Butto
    13 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    Image found here. I’m all for out-of-the-box design ideas, especially when it comes to the office. I personally think that some accessories are simply too fabulous to be hidden away in a closet or bedroom vanity where no one can appreciate them. Take your fanciest pair of heels that you probably only wear twice a year – do they really deserve that kind of sad, solitary confinement? I’m here to say: let your beautiful pieces see the light! Incorporating some non-office office accessories is a great way to show off your personality and admire some of your favorite things that…
  • La Mer Collection’s Colorful and Textural Office {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    11 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    Describe your office space to us. Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? My goal for this office space was efficiency and simplicity. I wanted to have a very clean, Scandinavian inspired design space that allowed our gorgeous materials to really shine – not the actual furniture.  I took inspiration from the Marikmekko studios (the Finnish design company known for its original prints and colors) and also some very high end Malibu California residences. My best friend and I worked on the design and we attended a high school founded in the arts and crafts movement…
 
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    Modern Designer Furniture Blog

  • Kelly SO Suspension light cover.

    18 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    Neenas Lighting have these stunning lampshade or as Neenas lighting call them "pendants" The Kelly pendants are the newest addition to the Studio Italia Design catalog. These designs play with light and shadows using custom laser-cut openings on the metal diffuser. Kelly is the ultimate in decorative design for traditional and avant-garde spaces. Find out  more here:http://
  • 3 Great Contemporary Tables

    8 Jul 2013 | 9:50 am
    To start off my 3 contemporary table we have the "S64 ROMOLO" by the ultra slick designer at Ponti Terenghi. The simple idea of glass with coloured legs has of course been done many times before but this one really caught my eye. Fixed dining table with coloured glass wood legs. Extralight tranparent cat.p 12mm thick tempered glass with enamelled details. Also available custom-made
  • Et Voilà Design Daniele Lago

    23 Jun 2013 | 9:07 am
    I haven't blogged about Lago before but have come accross them many times of the years. One that caught my eye today was the Et Voila. Designed in 2011 for Lago. It's a great looking storage system. From Lago site: Et Voilà  is a new storage system born from the desire to revise the container paradigm, domestic and otherwise, and introduce new ways for making the most of furniture. A
  • RSS feed is now limited! Keep up to date on twitter instead!

    13 May 2013 | 9:24 am
    I've found out that most of the content on my blog has been copied by 100's of blog and spin into other text or just mixed with other articles to make the blog look real.. So I've just switch off the full feed and added a short feed which is just the headline. It's like if I mention the word "furniture" this post will be taken too.. Basically our feed is just the same as twitter so why not
  • Designers - Fernando and Humberto Campana

    1 May 2013 | 7:14 am
    Brothers FERNANDO AND HUMBERTO CAMPANA are furniture designer from Brazil. As with many of today furniture designer the Campana brothers studied a architectural degree and fell into designing furniture. Many of the designs are chairs and on the most manufactured by Edra which I've blogged about many time see here Here is a picture of the Brothers:  Fernando and Humberto Campana Brothers:
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    Styleture

  • What to See at ICFF 2015

    testadmin
    15 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    Once again, the ICFF trade show is poised to showcase the latest trends and styles of contemporary design across a variety of home and commercial products, including lighting, plumbing, textiles, flooring, accessories, furniture, and more. Over 700 exhibitors are expected at the event, meaning the thousands of visitors will need to pick and choose which products to examine as ICFF provides an overwhelming amount of booths and tables representing various brands. However, with a bit of research into the companies that interest you, one can establish a plan for which booths to see. Here are a…
  • Brands to Behold at Maison&Objet Americas in Miami

    testadmin
    12 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Maison&Objet has been one of Europe’s most exquisite trade shows featuring high end luxury home and commercial furnishings and fixtures for 20 years. Now, they are bringing their flair and style to the Americas with Maison&Objet Miami. Featuring the best quality brands and designer products from around the world, the exhibits on display will be sure to delight and amaze guests. Here are some of the companies that you will definitely want to see in South Florida: THG®-Paris (Hall C – Stand 624-723) – the leading luxury atelier for the bath, with collaborations with prestigious…
  • Silicon Valley Style

    testadmin
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:17 pm
      Like all aspects of high tech companies in Silicon Valley, perks for employees in these offices are striving towards the future, making the prototypical office into some sort of adult playground that adheres to the motto, “Work hard, play hard.” In the quest to get the top software engineers and have the next leading app or program developed, these companies need to offer exciting fun activities and amenities at the office. Here are some of the luxurious perks that are beginning to become quite common in such offices, at least in the Silicon Valley area… 1. CXC Motion Pro II…
  • What to See at BDWest 2015

    testadmin
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    The BD West (Boutique Design) industry show has grown tremendously in its short existence, bringing wide ranging boutique design companies together for both networking and business. As in its previous years, 2015 is on track to again draw a large crowd, eager to see new products and connect with like-minded individuals and companies. We think these products are poised to become important trends in hospitality décor. From left to right: Amora Royale, Avila, Canyon and Cody by Hardware Renaissance Hardware Renaissance (Booth 723) – Hand crafted and hand finished hardware designs are the goal…
  • Bringing Vintage Back

    testadmin
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Despite all the advancements in modern technology (or perhaps because of this), many of today’s homeowners clamor for the days of old, when we perhaps rolled our wheelbarrow off to the local blacksmith to outfit us with a new chest of drawers or table for our modest country home. Such handcrafted products remind us that we are real, of the Earth, and not just ants milling around in the contemporary anthill that has enveloped the entire world. We hearken to the past, when our homes were constructed by friends and family, and modeled our furnishings to fit our precise needs. Many people pine…
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    あたる 占い 無料専門サイト集

  • 魚座 4月占い

    ムニエル
    15 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    とてもよく当たると注目されているサイトです。サイト中には恋愛関連の占いが目白押しなので、気になる人の気持ちとか告白して成功する可能性を知りたい人は、ぜひとも利用してみましょう。 占いをするためのファクターがたくさんあることが分かっていますが、誕生日自体は簡単な占いじゃないでしょうか。生まれた日というのは、やっぱり根源的なものがあるはずです。…
  • 4月運勢 占い 無料

    ムニエル
    15 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    もしかして、あなたは長年付き合っていた人と別れ、本当に寂しい経験をしているかもしれないですね。そこで是非利用してもらいたいのが復縁占いといったものです。 長年占い師をしている人は、インターネットに酷評されることもあり、それらを見た人もいるかもしれませんね。そこまで酷評されていても続けている占い師さんというのは、それらの占い師自身が優秀であるということではないでしょうか。…
  • 4月 占い

    ムニエル
    15 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    恋人として相性ピッタリの2人だとしても、タイミングがずれるとカップルになれないケースもあると言います。復縁占いを活用すると、2人の気持ちとか状況が出来上がっている時期を確認することが可能です。 あなたの求める声を解明してくれるのが無料占いの使命ですから、良かったら抱えているお悩みの回答を、無料占いを利用して入手してみましょう。…
  • 魚座 4月 運勢

    ムニエル
    15 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    スチュワーデスを中心に利用者に、「すごくよく当たる人!」と口々に一躍有名になったのは、奇跡の鑑定占い師ともいわれる沖縄の父だと聞きました。 みなさんの「結婚できる可能性はあるの?」または、「自分の旬はいつまでなの?」など、知りたいとは思っても知るのがちょっと恐ろしいことも、迷わず見極める占いを揃えています。…
  • 黒い犬タロット

    ムニエル
    15 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    占星術を利用することで、とりあえず恋人との相性や将来のことをチェックして、いずれ訪れるトラブルなどを避けるため、是非とも無料相性占いを利用してみましょう。 時には恋愛占いで、あなたの恋愛が失敗に終わったわけを確かめることができるかもしれませんし、原因を知る、それによって将来への希望が見えてくるに違いありません。…
 
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Bridget Beari Color Rule #68

    8 May 2015 | 5:25 am
                    Contrast is the Key to ExpansionPeople always ask me "If I paint that room a dark color then the room will look smaller" or vice versa "Light colors will make it look bigger - right? "  While in general these statements may be true it is really the creation of contrasts or lack of that diminishes or expands a room size. Let's look at examples of this: This foyer has a dark charcoal wall and ceiling with charcoal carpet as a runner on the stairs. While the dark color adds to the drama it is the white contrast…
  • Bridget Beari Flagship Store in Mexico?

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:14 pm
    I've been asked to think about creating a Bridget Beari store in Tulum Mexico. Not only is it a budding area but the clients I have there need furniture and accessories that they can't find in the stores. We end up shipping everything over in containers and now that we are designing more houses it seems like a good idea. The property is very narrow piece of land next to a hotel. I can design the building from the ground up so I am looking at easy, green and unique structures. These are a few I found: Love the wood and the glass A unique triangular designOpen doors and shed…
  • Bridget Beari Goes Prime Time NBC

    19 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    It's been a busy month here at Bridget Beari. Maybe you've seen us on NBC? Not once but 3 times since February. If you missed it they are already repeating! We were chosen to be the design team for 3 different contractors on the show - Fit It and Finish It starring our favorite - Antonio Sabato Jr. (Calvin Klein ads, Janet Jackson video, General Hospital, Dancing with the Stars ……)The production team came to the RVA for 1 week in December to remodel 10 homes. Each project only lasting 12 hours ( give or take )Our first project was a family room with Leo Lantz. In one day we…
  • Anatomy of a Room - David Collin's Massimo Restaurant London

    12 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    In this episode of Anatomy of a room we look at a commercial space in London called Massimo's in the Corinthia Hotel. This space was design by the famed David Collins, who died in 2013 of cancer. He was an architect know for his brilliant designs. To me restaurants are all about the experience of the atmosphere and the food. What makes this design so brilliant? 1. scaleThe height of the ceiling and the oversized lanterns give that sense of drama to the room2. The attention to detailBeautifully crafted custom mosaics on the walls and floor Notice how they are juxtaposed to the…
  • Anatomy of A Room - Part II

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    This mix of styles, textures and patterns in the Ham Yard Hotel in London completely intrigued me. No one can ever say that anything matches or is even in the same style. Brilliantly done.       Front Desk and Foyerbold upholstery, moroccan beaded vases, French limestone mantelThe Library off the Entrypatterned lampshades, wallpaper and upholster - all different The wallpaper and the wing chair upholstery are repeatedMultiple hanging woven baskets made into lanternsIn the main dining room - egg shade pendants hanging in various heights as well as the roman shade…
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    COCOCOZY

  • Wood vs. Tile Kitchen Floors – Malibu Home Renovation Video

    COCOCOZY
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Short story long. (I know the ideal is to make a long story short...but I have never been known for brevity) As TE and I continue the final race to the finish line on our Malibu home renovation...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/h7Cxtdi_NhM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Throw Pillows with Flower Power

    COCOCOZY
    26 May 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Happy Tuesday.  Flower power in the form of throw pillows! In addition to running around with TE doing house renovation stuff, and going out to my hometown with TE to see my mom, I spent a bit of...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/rJNSow9Ylzo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Rustic Kitchen – Canyon Style

    COCOCOZY
    23 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Love this rustic kitchen designed by Ryan Brown. The home is in the tony Los Angeles enclave Bel Air and on top of that in one of the most prestigious areas of Bel Air called Stone Canyon. The post...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/Pr3RhgGIB-s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • ADORING SHUTTER DOORS

    COCOCOZY
    21 May 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Spotted these adorable turquoise blue shutter doors back in March during a Dominican Republic vacation with my best of friend and her family.  Such pretty doors.  Pure white with turquoise blue trim....<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/P9Gx9Xlej5o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Decorating with Geometric Shapes

    COCOCOZY
    19 May 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Bring on the pentagons, hexagons, octagons, triangles and more.  Love the idea of wearing or decorating with geometric shapes.  Who doesn’t love a polygon pop in home decor? Use of the classic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business

  • Progress Not Perfection!

    DesignSuccessU
    21 May 2015 | 6:39 pm
    By Gail Doby, ASID The DSU team has been swamped these last few weeks getting ready for our Interior Design Summit on May 29 & 30, and never is the statement “progress not perfection” more important to keep in mind. There are literally a few thousand details that have to be managed, and though our team is amazing, we can’t get [...] The post Progress Not Perfection! appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
  • What You Resist Is What You Need To Do

    DesignSuccessU
    14 May 2015 | 8:14 pm
      By Gail Doby, ASID I’ve shared this concept with my coaching clients when they are stuck. “What you resist is what you need to do.” Usually, the client is stuck at a decision point, and the reason they are stuck is because they are emotionally resisting doing something that they think will be unpleasant, uncomfortable, potentially unsuccessful, or “unfun.” Sometimes we need [...] The post What You Resist Is What You Need To Do appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
 
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    Simplified Bee

  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: His Office

    Cristin
    27 May 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Even thought the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 closed the doors this past weekend, I still have a few rooms I’d like to share with you. One is “His Office” created by Brittany Haines of Authenticity B. Designs. The design was inspired by the literature, art and design resulting from destruction. “We kept coming across this concept over and over again – my team couldn’t escape it. So we designed a room around it. The centerpiece of the room is a desk constructed from material called shou sugi ban, created by an ancient Japanese technique of charring…
  • Friday Finds :: Memorial Day Sales & Look

    Cristin
    22 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Can you believe it?! Memorial Day weekend is upon us and that means BBQs, picnics and parades with friends & family. I’ve selected a casual look for the holiday that’s perfect for summer days ahead. 1 linen shirt // 2 crossbody bag // 3 loop scarf // 4 sunglasses // 5 striped slip-on Best yet? These items are all on sale during Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale (free shipping & returns) – now through May 31st. Here are some other not to…
  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Master Bathroom

    Cristin
    20 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Today I’m sharing another fabulous interior design from the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase (open now through May 25th). Located just of the main staircase on the second floor, you’ll find the “En Vogue Salon” designed by Tineke Triggs and her team at Artistic Designs for Living. Inspired by the July 1966 Vogue Magazine cover, the master bathroom and make-up salon are nothing by glamorous. Front and center, Triggs hangs a commissioned photograph by Danielle Mourning (courtesy of Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts). Just below is an oval freestanding tub that sits on…
  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Teen Girls Bathroom

    Cristin
    18 May 2015 | 10:23 am
    As I mentioned before, the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase  featured lots and lots of beautiful wallcoverings. One space that stood out, was the “Lip Service” teen girl’s bathroom by designers Jennifer Wundrow and Heather Brock of Nest Design Co. The daring kiss-themed wallpaper by Voutsa in crimson, tangerine and blush covered much of the walls. The playful, modern pattern was paired with a classic marble herringbone floor. In addition, the bathroom features strong sculptural pieces including the freestanding cast-iron tub by Kohler and a gorgeous custom inlaid horn…
  • Fresh Picks :: Laundry Room Supplies

    Cristin
    13 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. The chic laundry room design by Evars + Anderson earlier this week had me thinking about the unavoidable task of cleaning, folding and ironing the endless laundry that piles up. Okay, I rarely iron, but seem to be washing and folding clothing several times a week. To brighten up the dreaded task, I’ve rounded up a few fresh, functional and innovative laundry room products to help you get the job done. product links: 1 lemon verbena laundry detergent //…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Super Neutrals

    Trudy Crane
    27 May 2015 | 7:54 pm
    This is such a great house in white, black and toffee....one of my favourite colour combinations. I love the kitchen that is right off the family room. It features a gorgeous toffee coloured sofa in leather as the main focus in the room. Each piece of furniture looks amazing against an all white backdrop. There are many more pictures onPhotos: Genevieve Garruppo Enjoy!Trudyxxvia: Lonny
  • The Renovation

    Trudy Crane
    24 May 2015 | 5:36 pm
    This 90 year old house In Sweden was left on the market for a long time until one brave couple saw its potential. One year and many layers of wallpaper later they had completed the renovation and to wonderful effect. Thoughtfully done keeping some of the old and adding new where necessary. Simple and stunning...Photos: Anna Kern Enjoy!Trudyxxvia; Bolig
  • Bright White, Beautiful Architecture

    Trudy Crane
    23 May 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Well it has been a crazy busy week as I went to New York to pick up my daughter from school. She is here in Montreal for the summer and I love having her back home! We have lots of projects in the works and I look forward to showing you soon. Check out the amazing mouldings in this 1902 apartment designed by architect Gustav O. Johansson! Stunning!! Love the styling as well... Enjoy!Trudyxxvia: Stadhsem
  • Textured Blue

    Trudy Crane
    16 May 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Love seeing blue and white... in a home, in clothing, on dishes...anywhere really and these are some great examples of all of these. What is really great is the wonderful texture and depth of these prints in white and blue...so beautiful!Hope you are having a good weekend! Found on flowerbombed.tumblr.com Found on luluandlele.tumblr.com Found on casaecose.com JCrew A fellow Montreal ceramic artist makes these great dishes available on:Food 52 Found on domainehome.comEnjoy!Trudyxx
  • Dare to Compare: Bedroom and Food Styling

    Trudy Crane
    12 May 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Another round of comparing home and food styling trends. I really love how the trend of wood in the home has found its way into food accessories such as salad utensils and cheeseboards. This natural look mixed with heavier handmade ceramics is one I love naturally and fits so well with the rustic styling in so many of the homes.   Found on dailydreamdecor.com                                                              …
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    Franki Durbin

  • Color Crush: Adriatic Blue + Glistening Gold...

    franki durbin
    27 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    Ready for a mini-vacation? Take a brief moment with me to imagine the glistening waters of the Adriatic. Sail with me through the Greek Isles. Stroll with me through Santorini's steeped, winding streets. Dine with me on Croatia's coastline. Charter a yacht with me and sail to Corfu for a day trip. These colors will inspire you to soak in the summer sun, dip your toes in a pool and possibly, just possibly live a little more luxuriously today. SHOP THE SEDUCTIVELY SERENE VIBE Are you feeling it? Me too. If you're swimming in client work today rather than an infinity pool, do yourself a…
  • Beauty: Secrets to Serving Up that Radiant Summer Glow...

    franki durbin
    26 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    Newsflash: it's summer! School is out. Pools are open. Skin is being shown. It's time to get your skincare and makeup look in line with the season. I've been experimenting with a variety of factors and reaping the benefits of all my research. I'd love to share a few of my hard-earned favorites and a few tips for letting your true colors shine through. Quite simply, nothing will substitute for a happy life and a healthy lifestyle. However, you can boost your beauty just a bit with a few simple techniques and carefully selected products. Ready for summer beauty school? Here we…
  • Luxe Accommodations: Sweeping Vistas in the 'Bu

    franki durbin
    25 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    So let's just get this out of the way: I adore Bravo and the wanderlusting, lifestyle enabling, success celebrating nature of its Million Dollar & Real Housewives shows. This week I find I've been missing and longing for the Joshes (both Altman & Flagg) as well as the dreamy California properties they feature. This airbnb listing has me almost realizing my Malibu dreams with this stunning modern residence. This is surely a home Bravo's very own Malibu expert Madison Hildebrand would have personally been familiar with. Yours (or mine) for $900 per night, this…
  • Musings: On Building One Another Up...

    franki durbin
    24 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    Sometimes a girl just needs a good pick me up, doesn't she? If you've been reading for a while you'll be happy to know I'm finally serving up special content in a weekly email. These are personal notes where I dish up special thoughts, behind-the-scenes happenings and favorite discoveries. The content will always be inspiring and a bit different from my typical posts. I'm even hoping to shift into creating video content (although I might need a bit of encouragement to do so!) for you special subscribers. Think of this as VIP content delivered right to you inbox. If an inspiring email is…
  • Buon Weekend: Anything is Possible...

    franki durbin
    23 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    I don't know about you, but I'm definitely due for a good weekend. And by good I mean FUN. It's raining and glum here (where are you, Texas sun???) but we'll make the best of it and get creative with our days. I hope you're somewhere fabulous sinking your toes in the sand and warming yourself by a pool with a great book and even better friends. If not, perhaps you'll imagine the possibilities and create a little sunshine of your own. Life is too short to live average days! 
 
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • How to Style Your Corner Shelving Systems

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    27 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    When you’ve got a spacious home with nooks and crannies left bare, you have to find ways to fill them without creating clutter and leaving off style. From floating corner shelves to wall shelf and shelving units, help organize and design your home with uniqueness and chicness in mind. Display your favorite home accents or keep your media collection tidy with corner shelving that works in the space you’re stressing over.Books.We’re in love with this minimalistic, floating corner system. Fill it up with books and small trinkets for a youthful and innovative accent to your…
  • Modern Vineyard House Naturally Blends Function And Comfort

    Simona Ganea
    27 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    The 20-acre plot occupied by the Retrospect Vineyards is located in Windsor, California and it produces pinot noir grapes for the nearby wineries. In 2010, its new owners bought the property and decided to make a few changes. They wanted to get more involved in the wine-making process so they decided they wanted to have a home there.The building was designed by Swatt Miers Architects and was intended to serve as a vacation home so it had to be easy to live with. The architects applied all the major concepts that define their practice. They paid attention to the way that the building relates…
  • DIY Wood Pallet Hanging Planter

    Emily Burmeister
    27 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    With summer coming, I am in the mode of getting my outdoor space ready. When Spring and Summer come I am all about flowers, so finding a way to add them to my outdoor space is always my end goal. Today I am sharing how to make a hanging planter for flowers. Most of the wood I used was wood pallets.To begin, the plan was for this planter to hold the flowers. I am not going to make this to hold the actual dirt and flower. I purchased some flowers in a bucket.The first step is to determine how big the planter needs to be. Each planter will need to be cut to the specific size of your planter. I…
  • Design Excels in London at May Design Series

    Francesca Stone
    27 May 2015 | 2:11 am
    As trade shows go, in only it’s third year May Design Series is still a playful child, finding it’s feet, exploring the world and growing in confidence. To put it in perspective, the ICFF is in its 27th year. Making it a veteran compared to May Design Series. Running from Sunday 17th May – Tuesday 19th May I travelled to the Excel centre in London to take a look around. Monday was easily the quietest day of the event with exhibitors assuring me it would be busier for the final day, but what it lacked in bustle it made up for in inspiration.As you enter the first of three halls…
  • Attic Family Home With Hidden Nooks And Clever Storage

    Simona Ganea
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    This is the attic of a 1920s building located in Bratislava, Slovakia. Situated in one of the oldest neighborhoods, the building has a rich history. The neighborhood is a mix of industrial and residential structures and these obvious influences can be seen here as well.The attic was a forgotten space for a long time, serving as merely a place for drying clothes or a shelter for pigeons. But then the at26 design studio transformed it into the lovely home it is today. Of course, a lot of preparation was needed before they got to actually start designing the space. First the attic had to be…
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  • Fanciful Floral Façades

    Jon Peters
    27 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M It’s around this time of year that I really start to miss the natural beauty of the French Riviera. Not only is the food and weather excellent, but it also seems as though everything is covered in beautiful foliage. There aren’t too many places that I’ve seen in the United States that fully embrace a completely covered exterior but I’m one hundred percent all about it! Of course, I’m travel expert but the only other places that I’ve seen beautiful floral covered exteriors have been in Savannah and Charleston. Whether it’s climbing ivy or lush florals, you’d be…
  • Girlishly Glam Home Tour

    Jon Peters
    26 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M Ah, the single life. A time of cereal for dinner, playing your favorite songs of the moment on repeat and calling both sides of the bed as your very own. Yeah sure there are some great things about living with someone you love, but I’m a firm believer in the concept of loving yourself before loving somebody else and part of the process is getting to experience what your likes and dislikes are when you’re all on your own. A huge part of living alone, in my opinion, is buying furniture that you love and decorating your space just as you like it. Whether you’re modern and minimal…
  • Panorama House

    Chelsea Lyle
    25 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M Location, location, location. That’s what they always say, at least, and I’m certainly not one to disagree. When I started looking for the apartment I currently live in, I had a mental list of priorities. On that list included that the apartment must have at least one bedroom—I’m tired of having my bed crammed in a closet sized room and I’m absolutely not about to start eating dinner on it in a studio apartment. My new apartment must also have a decently updated bathroom and kitchen—I do see that “vintage” toilet and simply put: I’m not on board. And of course…
  • Swedish Crowdsourcing Design

    Richard Torres
    24 May 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Studio M It used to be that if you wanted to get someone’s opinion, you would have to go to them directly to get the feedback you were looking for. Since the dawn of the new smartphone era and the now highly available touch screen device in everyone’s hands, feedback is much more frequent and diversified. Swedish architects Tham & Videgård were able to design a house based on the feedback found on a real estate website called Hemnet. What’s surprising to see about the result is that this house looks quite appealing considering it was developed by feedback from over 2 million users.
  • Lighting x Kelly Wearstler

    Jon Peters
    21 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M One of the hottest designers of the moment, Kelly Wearstler, seems to be just about everywhere these days with collaborations from some of the most popular manufacturers right now. Let’s see, Kelly already has a chic collection for Paperless Post, fabulous fabric line for Lee Jofa, a super cool furniture line debuting for EJ Victor and an amazing new lighting collection for Visual Comfort. So long as we’re being honest, I can say that Kelly Wearstler has long been a favorite interior designer of mine while Visual Comfort is an industry leader in modern lighting for the home.
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  • My Search for Quality Reproductions

    Interior Design Style
    27 May 2015 | 5:11 pm
    As an interior designer I have a responsibility to my client to not only make their home look fabulous, but to spend their money wisely. My goal is to find the perfect piece to fit the space and to stay within the client’s budget. Of course it helps when the budget is large, but I also enjoy the challenge of shopping for furniture on a moderate budget. When I have this type of situation, I often look to reproductions of iconic designs. There are quite a few companies that offer furniture replicas so I carefully compare them to make sure my client is getting the best value for money…
  • Tips to Create A Nicer And More Relaxing Bedroom

    Interior Design Style
    19 May 2015 | 10:34 am
    Your bedroom should be the most comfortable space among other rooms in your house. This is where we usually relax and unwind after doing a stressful activity during the day. But sometimes we find if difficult to relax if the space in our bedroom is too small. We also find it quite difficult to decorate and organize our room and to maximize such small space. However, you can still make your bedroom more dreamy and relaxing with these simple tips and ideas. Take a look on these 10 simple tips that could help you maximize the space available in your room to make a more relaxing space. 1.
  • Vintage Style Home Decorating Ideas

    Interior Design Style
    19 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    If you’re looking to give your home a makeover, you may want to consider going vintage. Interior designers are loving the vintage look right now and it’s actually quite simple to incorporate it into the home. Below you’ll discover some of the best vintage home decorating ideas to suit all budgets. Hardwood flooring – Creating a dramatic, classic look If you’re looking to make a dramatic statement, hardwood flooring is a great choice. It helps to create a rustic, antique finish which provides an exceptional vintage design. What makes this idea so worthwhile is the fact that…
  • Why Should You Leave Asbestos Removal to the Professionals?

    Interior Design Style
    19 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    If you have been following the news, you have probably seen all those class action lawsuits levelled against companies (including the US government!) that failed to adequately protect workers against the dangers of asbestos. This is nothing to play around with and can cause a great number of illnesses, some of them fatal. Why do you think those experts sent in with a funny looking, almost alien, Tyvek Suit would wear them? They are anything but fashionable but can save a life. Here is what you need to know about the importance of leaving asbestos removal to professionals. Where You Will…
  • Avoiding a Plumbing Emergency

    Interior Design Style
    9 May 2015 | 4:52 pm
    The most common plumbing problem that can result in an emergency are clogged drains. There are a few ways you can prevent the escalation and possibly save yourself some money at the same time. Of course, in order to fix a clogged drain you must have the right tools as well as the knowledge to unclog the drain properly or you may make the entire situation worse. If you are not sure how to unclog your drain or you are still having issues once you have tried all the easy ways, you should contact a professional plumber before the situation gets out of control and you have a flood on your…
 
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  • [Q & A] Real estate photography – why it can make all the difference when selling your home

    TheRedPin
    27 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    First impressions matter in real estate, and with the majority of today’s home seekers kicking off their search online, most are being made while browsing through images on a smartphone, laptop or tablet. That means one thing – as a home seller, snapping the best pics of your property has become more important than ever. Various studies have testified to the importance of professional real estate photography, from generating more views, to shaving off days on market and increasing sale price. With that in mind, we recently sat down with an expert in the field, Vince(Vu) Duong of…
  • How can you find a detached home for under a million in Toronto?

    TheRedPin
    26 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    Source: NeoToronto/Imgur In a play on words referencing the hit song “If I had a $1,000,000”, this meme (above) from user NeoToronto made the rounds on the Toronto section of the popular social networking and news site Reddit. The image, of course, references the fact that average detached home prices in Toronto now sits above the million dollar mark. Aside from inciting a few chuckles, many commenting on the post shared a pessimistic outlook on the Toronto housing market. One user even stating: “the only way someone can buy a detached home in Toronto is to invent a time…
  • [Q & A] Top 5 money related questions agents receive from their clients

    TheRedPin
    21 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    Buying and selling a home leads us to ask a lot of substantial questions, mostly revolving around where and how our money is being spent. Since owning a home is one, if not the most costly aspect of our lives, it’s essential that we understand where every dollar of our hard earned wage is going in times of moving, budgeting and examining financial options. Hugo Ceren, one of our top notch agents at TheRedPin answers the top five money related questions real estate agents receive from their clients. What are ‘closing costs’? The closing costs in a resale property are usually made up of…
  • Solutions for the 5 Worst Things About Moving

    TheRedPin
    20 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    Moving can be frustrating for a variety reasons. For instance, it requires a significant amount of time and money, two things we never seem to have enough of. Below are 5 useful things you can do to help decrease your stress and anxiety levels during the move! 1. Keep aside things that don’t need to move with you Problem Whether you live in a home for 6 months or 5 years, junk is going to accumulate – it’s inevitable. When moving time comes, lugging unnecessary stuff to a new home will only add to the financial burden and unneeded stress to the move. Solution The obvious…
  • On The Danforth Condos – The Ultimate Guide

    TheRedPin
    19 May 2015 | 9:25 am
    On The Danforth Condos: Project Details The Best Information on On The Danforth Condos from TheRedPin Project Intersection: Woodbine Avenue & Danforth Avenue Address: 2359 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON Developer: DIAM Developments Architecture: onespace Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 10 City: Toronto Get Updated Floor Plans & Pricing On The Danforth Condos Neighbourhood Stats Resale Condos in the Danforth Village & Neighbouring Areas around On The Danforth Condos *Stats are based on TREB’s Condo Market Report for Q1 2015 Average Condo Rentals Prices in the Danforth…
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  • Petals, recycled oak wine barrel stave candle holder, 3 crystal holders, one of a kind, Ready to Ship by StilNovoDesign

    21 May 2015 | 4:20 pm
    75.99 USDPetals is a delicate and elegant candleholder, made using a single oak stave recycled from used french wine barrels, complete of 3 crystal flower candle holders. This piece is a one of a kind and ready to ship.Petals will look exquisite as an elegant centerpiece for a dining table, fireplace mantel or side table and it will make a very unique and stylish housewarming gift, holiday, Valentine's, Mother's day or birthday present.The red wine previously held in the barrel stains the underside of the stave conferring its particular character to it, while the top is finished with…
  • Cream Caramel tray large platter recycled oak wine barrel staves, solid antique brass handles by StilNovoDesign

    20 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    215.00 USDOur extra large platter turns into a magnificent centerpiece and its versatility allows you to either integrate it in your decor in a number of creative ways -displaying flowers, crystals, candles, beads, wedding favors, cards, etc- or to use it as an original, stunning serving tray. Our spectacular Cream Caramel makes a very elegant and original gift idea as well.While Cream Caramel’s top is still slightly stained by the wine previously held in the barrel, the rest is finished with a natural oak color to preserve and to show the natural features and beautiful grain of the aged…
  • Hand Painted Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder, 5 candles, RECYCLED wood, Evergreen by StilNovoDesign

    20 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    95.00 USDThis candleholder is made an even more 'one of a kind' piece by the exquisite hand painted motif that adds to its charm and delicate sophistication. Every pattern is exclusive.The Evergreen design adds a lively and romantic green motif to the whole piece.Our 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.Every individual…
  • Eiffel, barstool recycled oak wine barrel high stool by StilNovoDesign

    17 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    575.00 USDStil Novo Design’s gorgeous interpretation of the classic bar stool is entirely made with recycled oak and galvanized steel hoop ‘rescued’ from discarded French wine barrels.Our Eiffel is a stunning high stool that can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive piece of home décor; its unique height makes it an ideal addition to living rooms, party spaces, bedrooms and entries, besides the traditional kitchen isle.Eiffel is a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.By using the natural arch of a barrel stave and the curviness…
  • Green Bits keychain, Alhambra, recycled reclaimed oak wine barrel stave, hand painted, one of a kind by StilNovoDesign

    17 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    12.50 USDEvery bit counts…In our effort to recycle our material to the very last bit, we have created this fun key chain, using morsels of solid white oak from reclaimed wine barrel tops and staves.One side is ornamented with an exquisite hand painted motif, while the other is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrels.It’s complete of silver plated key chains with swivel connectors.All of our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed in every object…
 
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • Are You Thinking About Building An "Open Floor Plan" House? Here's What You Need To Know

    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    My new-home clients sometimes talk about a home design with “good flow”; or more often, an “open” or “open concept” floor plan.“Open concept” sounds like a new idea, but is it?  What is an open floor plan, anyway?==========The first American homes were built in the 18th century, when home design was restricted by technology and fashion.  Fashion, because the only building traditions the colonists had were the ones they brought with them from Europe. Technology, because 18th century homes didn’t have central heating (it wasn’t widespread in America until the early…
  • Are pantries and windows taking the place of upper cabinets in kitchens?

    17 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    A great take on kitchen design from Jim Weiker, Home and Garden Editor at the Columbus Dispatch: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/home_and_garden/2015/05/17/01-kitchen-switch.htmlNeed expert Residential Architectural advice for your new home or remodeling project? Contact Richard Taylor, AIA at RTA Studio Architects to arrange a meeting or an online consultation.
  • Farmhouse Remodel Part II (Sneak Peek!)

    7 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    A few years ago I was asked to redesign the interior of a farmhouse in Granville, Ohio (see photos here), knowing that there would eventually be an opportunity to redesign the outside.  Now the outside's nearly done, and I can't wait to get out there and photograph it later this summer.Until then, here's a sneak peek at the before-during-and-after:Need expert Residential Architectural advice for your new home or remodeling project? Contact Richard Taylor, AIA at RTA Studio Architects to arrange a meeting or an online consultation.
  • Easy Peasy Mid-Century Modern Ranch Kitchen Remodel

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some kitchens require a total makeover, but sometimes, working with what you've already got is all you need to do.That was the case with this little Mid-Century Modern ranch kitchen, where taking down the top half of a wall between the kitchen and casual dining area made all the difference.Most of the existing custom cabinets were kept; a few were moved; and a little bit of good carpentry filled in the gaps.The half-wall in the foreground was once a full-height wall, with just a doorway separating it from the casual dining area. Taking the wall down to half-height was the biggest change we…
  • What Is Quality Construction?

    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    First published on Zillow Blog A friend of mine put me on the spot a few years ago when she asked me over to take a look at the new home she’d just purchased.“What do you think?” she asked, “It’s good quality construction, isn’t it?”For what she paid, sure, it was decent quality; it wasn’t in danger of collapse, the doorknobs weren’t falling off, and water wasn’t dripping through a leaky roof – but it wasn’t a showcase of construction skill either. So I pointed out a few easily-fixed problems; missing bandboard insulation, some loose interior trim, bad grading at the…
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    Arteriors Blog

  • Arteriors at Legends of La Cienaga with Windsor Smith

    Mikala Ewald
    18 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    One of the most anticipated design events in the United States, Legends of La Cienaga is a 3-day celebration of design that brings together VIPs and tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, decor, art, fashion, and architecture for receptions, keynote panel discussions, cocktail parties, book signings and personal appearances.This year, 62 talented designers from around the country transformed […] The post Arteriors at Legends of La Cienaga with Windsor Smith appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Arteriors at High Point Market

    Mikala Ewald
    6 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    Every Spring and Fall, we debut close to 300 new products at High Point Market. Although the development process begins 12 months prior, and we have reviewed, revised, and photographed the items, this is when we get to see how it all comes together. The Visual Merchandising team arrives 3 weeks before the show begins […] The post Arteriors at High Point Market appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • The Pop Pavilion by Robert Passal at Design on a Dime 2015

    Mikala Ewald
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Robert Passal, one of 60 designers asked to participate in Design on a Dime, was intrigued with a recent trip he took to MoMA, and more specifically, the “Interior Series” by Roy Lichtenstein. Robert took those visual inspirations and created a pop up shop for Arteriors called The Pop Pavilion. He even designed a Lichtenstein-like poster specifically for […] The post The Pop Pavilion by Robert Passal at Design on a Dime 2015 appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Arteriors Spring 2015 Design Trends

    Mikala Ewald
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    Trend: noun 1. tendency, inclination, current, direction, leaning 2. fashion, craze, fad, mode, style, rage Please view our Spring 2015 “trends”…or more accurately the recurring themes and common threads we see in our new introductions. Use them as inspiration for your next creative project.  We are not predicting that the trends we have identified will be the next hot thing, but we […] The post Arteriors Spring 2015 Design Trends appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Arteriors Spring 2015 Trend: Concentric Circles

    Mikala Ewald
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    Trend: noun 1. tendency, inclination, current, direction, leaning 2. fashion, craze, fad, mode, style, rage “Today, the idea of a bunch people sitting in a room and deciding what the colors are going to be in two years’ time or what materials are going to be used in three years’ time is a complete nonsense,” […] The post Arteriors Spring 2015 Trend: Concentric Circles appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • NYCxDesign in Review: BlogTourNYC Twitter chat

    Veronika Miller
    27 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    May was all about design in NYC with events all over Manhattan and Brooklyn that together shaped an ever growing NYCxDesign. BlogTourNYC was on the scene with visits to Frieze Art Fair, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, Wanted Design, ICFF and events with sponsors Wilsonart, Laufen Bathrooms, Dacor and Mr Steam. Please join the BlogTour team and the design community at large as we recap events and design highlights from the shows with a #BlogTourNYC chat on Twitter, Thursday May 28 4-5pm ET. Questions: 1. What were your impressions and highlights from Frieze art fair. What would you recommend for…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour NYC to ICFF

    Florence von Pelet
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    We are thrilled to announce BlogTour NYC and the amazing team that has decided to join us! Follow along as we host a wonderful group from the UK, Canada and the United States touring NYC with trip highlights from ICFF, Wanted Design, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, Frieze Art Fair and several exclusive events. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram at #BlogTourNYC but please also follow the individual bloggers by clicking the links below. At Couture Chateau LLC, design is about your legacy. Founder Ann McDonald has assembled a skilled team with listening ears. From…
  • I’ts Back! Design Find Instagram Contest at AD Home Show

    Veronika Miller
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Back by very popular demand, we will once again host the Modenus “Design Find” Instagram contest at AD Home Design Show next week. It’s a great way to share your favorite finds with the world and you may find yourself packing for the amazing London Design Festival AND there are some serious additional prizes to boot. Check it out: What to do: Visit the AD Home Design Show on trade day, March 19 from 11 am to 6pm  Stop at each of the five exhibitor booths below and take a selfie with your favorite product Take one more selfie with your favorite product from anywhere on the…
  • Modenus Talks Las Vegas: The Impact of Great Design

    Veronika Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    The first day of BlogTour Vegas was spent amidst knowledgable industry pros, brainstorming designers, and leaders of some of the most innovative brands of 2015. We asked designers what “The Power of Design” truly means and what gives them value as a designer. We knew that the designer is much more than a selector of pretty things, but we wanted to learn about how a designer can impact the emotional and physical wellbeing of a client. How does the designer impact a life? Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID, was our keynote speaker of the day and opened with our main topic of The Power of…
  • BlogTour Vegas Sponsor Highlights: Wilsonart

    Veronika Miller
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    BlogTour Vegas took on KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, for day 2 of its five day tour, and we visited our friends at Wilsonart at their fantastic booth to see what’s new in the world of surface patterns, finishes and design options. What surface trends did we see at KBIS? Surfaces that are non-porous, sustainable, and made with natural stone. Wilsonart was displaying a wall of rotating slabs of quartz, as they are part of their new collections that are becoming increasingly popular in kitchen and bath design.           Wilsonart’s current quartz…
 
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • I LOVE my adjustable bed!

    Tracy Dunn
    26 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I love EVERYTHING about my adjustable bed. It relieves all of the stress in my body after a long day. I can’t wait to get into bed at night! The adjustable base has zero gravity capabilities—which means that your feet & head are elevated, eliminating lower back pressure & allowing your muscles to relax! The increased circulation & blood flow to all the muscles in your body enables you to enjoy a deeper, more restful sleep. As if this wasn’t cool enough on its own, adjustable bases are also known to reduce snoring! You can adjust the position of your head to open airways of…
  • Christopher Guy: A Contemporary Mood with Classic Values

    Barbara Schaver
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:25 am
    Elegant, sophisticated, sexy… these words best describe this collection, which includes furniture, art, lighting, mirrors, and accessories. Distinctive forms that are curvy and feminine will stand the test of time, just like Coco Chanel’s Little Black Dress. The quality and craftsmanship of Christopher Guy pieces is very high end. You may have already seen creations by CG if you have visited the Bellagio, Ritz Carlton, or some of the finest residences, hotels, and resorts in the world. Once you discover CG, you will understand its global appeal. Born in England on September 3, 1960 and…
  • Our Home Works

    Sharon Carrico-Barnhill
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:33 am
    Co-Author: Christina Garrison The Space Off challenge in episode 6 was to design a work space for a work-at-home female blogger. Her room was too large for just a place to work and she wanted to incorporate a Zen-like area where she could not only meet with clients,but also recharge, relax, and inspire. We imagined our female blogger to be a modern day Dear Abby –a family therapist that has a practice and blogs about issues surrounding today’s families. We provided comfortable and practical seating to sooth and relax her clients,and color that provides a sense of calmness, happiness,and…
  • Trend Report: Brass

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

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

    Nina Holst
    27 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    Sometimes I wonder where the weeks go. We are getting close to the end of another one, and it has been a busy one – much like the ones before. But even when the to-do list keeps on growing, it is good to set aside some me-time to clear the mind. I have to admit that it is not often that I actually do this, but when I do it sure does wonders. I am also looking forward to sharing a nice offer to you readers in the next couple of days, so stay tuned *smile*   Image: Nina Holst
  • Bergen Design Story – 2015

    Nina Holst
    25 May 2015 | 12:26 am
    Hearing creative people´s stories is very inspiring, and maybe that´s why I loved last years DESIGN TALK in Bergen so much! Hearing all those outstanding people sharing their stories truly give you a boost. That´s why I want to share with you that it´s happening again this year, and you should´t miss it! This year’s theme is “SALUT TO CRAFTERS AND MAKERS” conveyed through storytelling, and the keywords for the event this year are honesty, personal, real, balance, tradition, handmade, substance, and craftsmanship… There will be some really interesting contributors this…
  • 10 hot news from Stylizimo Shop

    Nina Holst
    22 May 2015 | 1:51 am
    1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8  I  9  I  10   We now have a lot of hot news in Stylizimo Shop, and there is a lot to add to the wishlist! Highest up on my wishlist though, is the PH 3½-2½ in copper ( nr. 2 ). It´s the prettiest lamp I have even seen! Do you spot anything you like? Find all these hotties and more at Stylizimo Shop!   Collage: Nina Holst    
  • A purple beauty

    Nina Holst
    21 May 2015 | 2:14 am
    My interest in flowers and plants is growing bigger and bigger, and it’s almost as I burst of happiness when I find a beautiful new plant for my home. Like this purple Oxalis triangularis for example – it put a smile on my face every time I see it… Images: Nina Holst
  • WIN A WISHBONE CHAIR

    Nina Holst
    17 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Out of curiosity to see how their furniture looks in homes all over the world, Carl Hansen & Søn has launched a campaign they call Global Homes. With this campaign people are invited to share how they use the design classics in their own home, and together create a story on a global level how the furniture is used in different types of looks and spaces. Imagine the CH25 in an Asian home, a Scandinavian home or an Arab home. It’s going to be fun to see! But there is more than just contributing to the story!   WIN A WISHBONE CHAIR Yes, that’s right. Carl Hansen &…
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  • Beautiful Bedrooms for Dreamy Design Inspiration

    HD Staff
    27 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    Where and how you wake up can change the whole tone of your day. When your bedroom is a reflection of your own inner calmness and style, it can make all the difference. Take a glimpse inside these 30 gorgeous bedroom designs and get inspired to make your own design dreams come to life. Not many bedrooms can boast a tree growing inside, but this one can. A headboard that becomes a canopy gives this bedroom a nautical feeling, letting whoever sleeps here drift out to the sea of their dreams. The textured walls in this bedroom give it an undone warmth. The use of a platform for this bed keeps…
  • Lofted Luxury

    HD Staff
    26 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    As we have seen time and time again on this site, a lofted design is a great way to use all the vertical space in a home. Lofts are not only modern, but inherently interesting and leave many options open for a creative designer. In this post, we’re featuring three different loft designs that latch onto the idea of luxury and do not let go. From creative light fixtures to supple textures and sleek, modern furniture, these lofts are truly the height of luxury. The first space comes from the design team at Plasterlina. The dark, cool color story is a bit of a departure from many modern…
  • 3 Designs by Love Design: A Mad Men Inspired Take

    kiran
    25 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    Chinese design firm Love Design offers modern designs with a nostalgic twist. With plenty of clean lines, warm tones, and luxurious materials, there’s something both new and familiar about the way they approach interiors. We’re taking a look inside three different apartments, each with its own style, but still the same vintage-inspired feel that runs throughout. Totally memorable, we couldn’t help but connect each of these three apartments to Mad Men. Our first tour takes us into what we’d imagine as a suite fit for the ambitious and creative Peggy. This space, at…
  • 25 Modern Living Rooms with Cool, Clean Lines

    HD Staff
    22 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    A living room needs to be a place where families can kick their feet up. Where they can convene, entertain, and enjoy each other. But for those people who pride themselves on design, it also needs to be able to tie a home together. In these 25 living rooms, modern concepts take precedence with sleek sofas and towering windows creating a heart for these homes. A stunning view is an enviable feature in this sleek living room, where even the ceiling opens up into the sky. With an open floor plan, the slightest color shift can mean everything. Here, a beige sofa distinguishes the living area from…
  • 5 Penthouses From 5 Different Parts Of The World

    HD Staff
    21 May 2015 | 8:17 am
    The first penthouse in this post is from the Ukraine. The modern two story space is steeped in cozy decadence. Overstuffed chairs and ottomans demand relaxation of the body while simple, clean design calms the mind as well. The lofted bedroom area is particularly comfortable, using its comparatively minimal area to create a nest that’s ideal for sleeping or intimate conversation. In the U.S. home, the modern penthouse design tends further towards minimalism as personified in the elegant spiral staircase that wraps around a concrete pole. Materials like concrete and metal give a nod to…
 
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  • Happy Beach Bikes in Key West

    Susan
    10 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    It’s Mother’s Day, and Mamma got a brand new bike! For some reason, beach bikes have always been romantic to me. Perhaps I envision myself as Rachel McAdams with Owen Wilson riding those adorable beach bikes in the movie Wedding Crashers. (Note that my bike fantasy does not include hills). During my last vacation to the Florida Keys, I found myself snapping as many photos of bikes as I did beautiful homes. It’s a way of life down there. Bikes on the porch were as much a beautiful accessory as a mode of transportation. Bikes had parties. And intimate dates. Taxi anyone? So…
  • Key West Curb Appeal

    Susan
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Are you a peeker? When you are on vacation, do you find yourself peeking at homes and wishing you could bring them (or at least their inspiration) home with you? After a quick spring break at the lovely Florida Keys last week, I thought it would be fun to bring back some eye candy for us all to covet together! Hope you enjoy, and find some ideas for your own home. To see how I brought my vacation home with me in a new family room refresh, see the HomeGoods Design Happy blog post “How to Bring Your Coastal Vacation Home.” The post Key West Curb Appeal appeared first on Your home,…
  • Turning Old Pallets into New Patio Furniture

    Susan
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    I’m a lucky girl – I got to attend the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden show last month in Seattle. While much of the displays were all about the plants (understandably) much of it was about outdoor decor as well. I was particularly interested to learn more from James Taylor (no, not the singer) from Ballard Reuse about how to turn old pallets into unique and amazing patio furniture during his presentation at the DIY stage. James is the lead designer with the new Ballard Reuse, and prior to that he was Lead Designer, ReVision Division, of the Seattle ReStore for four years. He…
  • My Real Life Home Office Decor Tour

    Susan
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    I work hard like everyone else. I have a day job that I enjoy, and a blog that I love! Like many in my line of business, work environment is a huge part of my creative process.  Home office decor has fewer traditional design rules – it’s fun to do! I enjoy mixing old pieces with new and throwing in a few unexpected twists for a nice blend of functional happy! So come along and I’ll share my corner of the world with you! Please note that I didn’t hide power cords, messy storage bins, and heck, I didn’t even empty the trash. Just keeping it real! Susan’s…
  • 4 Ways to Relax, Unwind and Renew

    Susan
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:23 pm
    As we storm in to year-end holiday frenzies, take a little time for yourself! On the eve of a new year, it’s important to chill so you can hit the new year renewed and running! Here are 4 ideas to get you started! 1. Renewal vs. Resolutions While I’m not a proponent of making new years resolutions, I do find it helpful to find renewal inspiration to set the tone for my new year attitude! 2. Meditate Carve out a place in your home where you can meditate, do yoga, or just be alone. I designed a meditation corner in my basement laundry area. 3. Treat every day like your birthday…
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  • Inspiring Summer Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

    Anchal Bhatia
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to summer wedding centerpieces, the options are endless. From easy and simple to elaborate and intricate or anything in between, there are many ways to spruce up your reception tables with seasonally appropriate decor pieces. If you are unsure from where to begin or find it difficult to narrow down the choices, these ideas will help you get started. Inspiring Summer Wedding Centerpiece Ideas Floral summer wedding centerpieces Image via: Homedit Colorful Vegetable Centerpiece For a striking table decor that’s very easy to put together, surround a glass hurricane lamp with…
  • Backyard Appeal: How to Add Fun Recreation this Summer

    Rehana Akter
    26 May 2015 | 5:47 am
    Summer is already knocking on the door. So, those who have been waiting impatiently for the season should start planning on how to take the full advantage of the beautiful weather and enjoy the outdoor activities. We have rounded up some ideas on how you can convert your backyard into a mini haven this summer. These easy makeover ideas will also enhance your backyard appeal. Let’s take a look: Backyard Appeal: How to Add Fun Recreation this Summer Set up a Tent Who would not love to camp out in the backyard during the warm summer weather? Kids will particularly love this idea of sleepovers…
  • Pet Care: Keeping Your Pets Cool This Summer

    Simran Chhibber
    26 May 2015 | 4:32 am
    We love our pets, don’t we! That’s the reason why we have them in the first place. Having a pet is also about as much responsibility as fun and all pet owners are well aware of this fact. Come summers and pet care becomes all the more essential as our furry friends aren’t able to speak how hot they feel. They thus depend upon their owners to look out for signs and make sure that they are well taken care of. We bring to you a few tips that might help keep your pets cool this summer. Pet Care: Keeping Your Pets Cool This Summer Pet Care tips for the Summer Image Via: abc7 Keep Their…
  • Healthy Dinner: Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad Recipe

    Rehana Akter
    24 May 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Pairing grilled seafood with fresh summer produce is possibly the best combination for a healthy dinner on a warm summer night. The grilled shrimp with quinoa salad recipe from My Recipes comes with protein sources like shrimps quinoa, and chickpeas with a hint of honey, lime juice, and garlic – simply delectable. Healthy Dinner: Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad Delicious & healthy! Image via: Bustle Ingredients 4 servings 24 large peeled and deveined shrimps (nearly 1 pound) Uncooked quinoa (3/4 cup) Canned organic chickpeas (1/2 cup; rinsed and drained) Peeled avocado (1/2 cup; diced)…
  • Memorial Day Dessert: Ice Cream Roll Recipe

    Anchal Bhatia
    24 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    For many, Memorial Day is not just a day to remember those who gave their lives while serving the nation, but it’s also an unofficial kick-off to the summer season. So, why not combine the two and celebrate by serving this delicious Memorial Day dessert? This ice cream roll recipe is just what you need when you want to serve a treat that is both distinctive in its taste and appearance. Memorial Day Dessert: Ice Cream Roll Choose your own ice cream flavor to fill the cake roll Image via: Wilton Total time: Preparation 30 minutes + Baking 15 minutes +freezing Yields: 12 servings Ingredients 4…
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  • The Modern Quilt Movement

    Kathy
    25 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Quilts aren’t only calico triangles and hexagons anymore. Interested in quilting since I was a teen, I’ve always especially favored the bold, graphic color play of Amish designs. Having created some art wall quilts myself, I appreciate the effort and artwork involved in making any quilt. But early on, I felt as though we needed an updated idea of the quilt as art. Though beautiful, I wasn’t drawn to most traditional designs, and fabrics awash in tiny floral motifs. Then I went to my first quilt show, and found a few kindred souls. There they were–quilts as art, with a…
  • Contemporary Embroidery Exhibit

    Kathy
    4 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    I often find artistic vision in everyday life close to home. Even so, I believe it’s essential to hit the road, dive into the culture of cities near and far, and soak in inspiration . Plus it helps to get away from your own work, and gain a fresh perspective. Museum exhibits enthrall me, especially those related to art, design and, of course, textiles. So a couple years back, I was thrilled to discover a little gem of a place just down the road in the heart of Sharks country (oops I mean San Jose—my passionate hockey fan persona sometimes can’t help itself). (Click on images…
  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015

    Kathy
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    Ready to immerse yourself in Design Deliciousness? In a home overlooking the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge? And did I mention said home was designed by architect Julia Morgan, of Hearst Castle Fame? Well, hop the BART and the 38R, and stroll over to 3630 Jackson Street for the 38th Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase! A fundraiser for San Francisco University High School, the Showcase opens tomorrow, Saturday, April 25. Details below, and now for a sneak peek of the 29 artistic and beautiful spaces. (Click on the photos to see greater detail.) Drink in the rich color palette of Will Wick…
  • Designers Coffeehouse — Interior Color Schemes

    Kathy
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:17 pm
    The virtual café is back! So sit with me a spell, and drink in some tips from our expert, interior-designer friends. Today we chat with: Peggy Berk, of Area Aesthetics in New York, NY DeAnna Mackensen, of REDesign Interiors in Yuba City, California Toni Sabatino, of Toni Sabatino Style in the Greater New York Area HomeWorkshop: When creating a color scheme for a space, do you aim to match OR coordinate colors for the various elements? What if some colors are close, but not a perfect match? Peggy Berk: Color is such a powerful tool in interior design, affecting every element of design,…
  • Hacking Textiles

    Kathy
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Over the past week I augmented my design quiver with some seriously geeky techniques. Neighboring Silicon Valley, and having my share of nerdy tendencies, this was inevitable. First off—take cover people—I’m workin’ a laser! Wednesday night, I headed up river to the best little maker lab I could find, and got schooled in using the laser cutter! Design considerations, software, safety, all culminating in controlling the machine and cutting a design. I admit it—it’s a rush to draw something out, then see a nearly parallel, nearly monochromatic, and coherent…
 
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  • Get the look: Editor Style

    Danielle
    27 May 2015 | 8:49 am
    Straight from the CEO’s desk: obsessions run rampant in our collection of new arrivals, and our boss lady, Wendy Estes is graciously sharing her picks. Whether you’re adding personal flair or a statement-making piece to your home decor ideas list, she’s got the inside scoop on what’s hot for interiors now. Prepare yourself for statement-making starburst mirrors, tabletop accents, European-inspired finds, and more all below! 1. Mosaic Glass Mirror 2. Honeycomb Antique Mercury Glass Bottle Set of 4 3. Times Two Design Agate Chocolate Coaster Set of 4 4. Bulbus Seaglass Table…
  • Garden Party

    Danielle
    20 May 2015 | 8:43 am
    Photo Credit: House Beautiful, Layla Grayce Escalate your average barbecue by adding unique decor and swanky treats—guaranteed to create the backyard bash of the season! Here are a few pro tips to get your party on: Find chic invitations that include a fun dress code like sundresses and Kentucky Derby-style hats (yay!) Who doesn’t love to dress up? Assemble an array of artisan hors d’oeuvres arranged beautifully on the John Acrylic Serving Tray. Summer recipes focused around watermelon, cucumber, and fresh tomatoes make for festive treats. Serve up style with…
  • The Editor’s Guide to: Mixing Prints

    Danielle
    13 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    Photo Credits: Dimples and Tangles, Life On Virginia Street We’re noticing a pattern. Literally. Almost every time we see lust-worthy interior design photos (check out some of our favorites on our Pinterest!), you can almost guarantee an eclectic blend of prints in jazzy colorways and unique styles. Straight from the editor’s desk, founder Wendy Estes drops in to share her industry insight on one of the trickiest tactics in interior design: mixing prints. Mix your prints effortlessly by choosing a theme that represents you. This nautical mix would be the perfect pairing for a maritime…
  • Top 10 Spring Essentials

    Danielle
    6 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    1. Bandhini Homewear Design Butterfly Linen Cream Throw Pillow 2. Redford House Swedish Poster Bed Frame 3. Pigeon & Poodle Andria Aqua Square Waste Basket 4. Kendra Scott Rae Iridescent White Necklace 5. Pigeon & Poodle Lille Gold Bowl Set of 2 6. Bunny Williams for Dash & Albert Annabelle Grey Indoor/Outdoor Rug 7. Palecek Coco Ruffle Mirror 8. Aidan Gray Lighting Bourdeilles Chandelier 9. Pom Pom at Home Heritage Taupe Dishware Collection 10. Paris Clock Book Set of 10 Spring’s coming in haute at Layla Grayce with new arrivals in on-trend hues and styles.
  • That ‘70s style

    Danielle
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:01 am
    The Flora Play Tent by Layla Grayce Farrah Fawcett’s hair, disco fever, and leather everything. Our wistfulness for ‘70s style has us rallying for the revival of the grooviest of vibes. This far-out trend was recently featured in Elle Decor, showcasing one of our favorite spring items: the Flora Play Tent. With a hippie floral print and room for fun, this space effortlessly delivers playful panache! Photo Credits: Better Homes and Garden, Aimee Wilder The ‘60s and ‘70s are back! We’re totally nostalgic for this endlessly cool era and the return of hip colors and bold…
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  • The tools every entrepreneur needs to build an empire from home

    Amanda Gates
    24 May 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Today’s guest is Barbara Viteri, CEO and owner of Viteri Style Management. She is one of THE leading advisers in the interior design industry for productivity and business management. Barbara will put it to you straight with unfiltered opinions, and no bull shit. Her specialty is helping boutique businesses, mainly design firms, get their companies profitable and organized.… Read more The post The tools every entrepreneur needs to build an empire from home appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Best Graduation Gifts for 2015

    Amanda Gates
    21 May 2015 | 11:57 pm
      Graduation gifts are a delicate matter. Often times, us boring adults, who have “been there and done that,” try to offer up goods that we think are nice little gifts to send them off into the world. Problem is, most grads shove them in a junk drawer and never use them. I remember when I graduated… Read more The post Best Graduation Gifts for 2015 appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 7 healing crystals to boost your garden

    Amanda Gates
    18 May 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Crystals are natural stones produced by the earth over thousands of years. Most people think of chandeliers, wedding goblets or bowls when they hear the word crystal but healing crystals are all around us in agate, mineral and rock form. In fact, some places like New Mexico and Arizona have known energy vortexes, caused by meteorites… Read more The post 7 healing crystals to boost your garden appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 7 design tips to improve your laundry room

    Amanda Gates
    14 May 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Laundry rooms are often the last source for design inspiration, and few homeowner’s put effort into making them special. But talk to any mom with a house full of kids, pets, and various other “life” happenings, and they will tell you that they do some serious laundry; meaning they spend a good part of their day,… Read more The post 7 design tips to improve your laundry room appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to improve your feng shui

    Amanda Gates
    11 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    Interior design and feng shui are intrinsic tools to create balance and harmony in your home. When your space feels as good as it looks, your mood is lifted, you feel lighter and grace is easier to achieve. Everything just seems to work, and a slower pace sets in – like taking in a long, deep breath.… Read more The post How to improve your feng shui appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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  • Making a Library Nook Out of a Storage Space

    Kristie Barnett
    25 May 2015 | 9:29 am
    For the last 14 years, there’s been a sliver of a room upstairs that I have used to store crafts, projects, and party supplies. Melanie G Photography This was the room at its best – for a pro photo shoot of my entire house. Believe me, most of the time the floor was barely visible. […]
  • 3 Things You Should Know about Real Estate Staging

    Kristie Barnett
    20 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    In our May Expert Psychological Stager™ certification course, we packed a whole lotta learning in the 3-day intensive training. With a limited amount of time to spend with my students, I try to share the most important information about real estate staging that I have learned over the last eleven years of staging hundreds and […]
  • A Family Room Makeover: Child-Friendly and High Style

    Kristie Barnett
    15 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    Do you have small children and think there’s no hope for your family room until they are grown? That doesn’t have to be the case . . .   This family moved into a new home last year, and since that time I’ve helped them choose some paint colors, decorate their “formal” living room and […]
  • Putting a Fresh Face on a Dated Sofa – A Simple Home Staging Trick You Can Use!

    Kristie Barnett
    11 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    Last week I had the honor of training a group of incredible women who are now certified Expert Psychological Stagers™. They came from as far away as Arizona and Minnesota to spend three very intense days in Nashville learning the ropes of home staging, culminating in a hands-on staging of a home about to go […]
  • The Right Pillows for a Leather Sofa

    Kristie Barnett
    4 May 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Leather sofas are low maintenance and a favorite of those with young children, pets, and singles who enjoy eating pizza and whatnot in front of the television every night. Many of my clients have dark leather sofas in their homes but express frustration at the boring and bachelor-pad look of such a sofa.   The […]
 
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  • Translating Trends: 2015 Trends in Paint and Wall Treatments

    elilly
    21 May 2015 | 5:12 am
    Fabulistas, guess who has been featured in the USA Today Home Magazine — I’ll give you ONE guess! In the article, “Broad Strokes”, from the Spring 2015 issue, I discuss 2015... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fab Events: Building Your Brand with ASID

    elilly
    18 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    hFabulistas, if you missed the “Building Your Brand with ASID” on May 11th at Samuel & Sons, you missed a stellar event! Myself (I moderated), Arlene Angard, Drew McGukin and James... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Through My Eyes: Sharing the Good Times

    elilly
    14 May 2015 | 5:17 am
    Fabulistas, you know I think life is great under everyday circumstances. But, life really is sweet when you can have fun with your family, clients and vendors alike! Here are some candid snaps taken... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fab Events: How to Bring Your Business to the Next Level

    elilly
    11 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Please join me this Thursday, May 14th @ 11:00am in the de Le Cuona showroom where I will be on a panel with Alan Tanksley and Allen Frechter speaking about “How to Bring Your Business to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Me + Open House TV = YAY!

    elilly
    6 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    Fabulistas, of course I’ll have more details with you in the VERY near future, but for right now, I’ll say these three words: Me OpenHouseTV YAY! Here are some “behind the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Memorial Day

    Ann Porter, CKD
    21 May 2015 | 5:39 am
    In Observance of Memorial Day we honor the brave men and women who serve our country and those who gave their lives to preserve our freedom. “It is tragic that young lives must be sacrificed, that great sums must be spent for the instruments of war, when the work of peace awaits man’s accomplishment in every land. America today–as in past years–is prepared to join in that work with any nation whose devotion is to peace with its neighbors, and a better life for its people. ” – President Lyndon B. Johnson, Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 1966 The National Moment…
  • New Smaller Free-Standing Tubs

    Ann Porter, CKD
    17 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    This weekend Wetsyle, a Montreal-based manufacturer of premium bath furnishings, is introducing their new W2 brand  at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). “W2 is a new brand of products that is simplified in design, shape and fabrication. It is available at a more modest price point to reach a broader audience of people passionate about beautiful design.” – Mark Wolinsky, Wetstyle president The W2 brand will include 3 free-standing tubs, 2 of which are designed to fit within the footprint of a traditional soaking tub alcove 60″ long x 30″…
  • Interlocking Floating Porcelain Floors

    Ann Porter, CKD
    13 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Interlocking porcelain floors are not new but they seem to pop up more in conversations in regards to tiles that look like planks of wood these days. Floating porcelain tile flooring systems are designed to enable the installer to achieve professional results quickly and cost effectively. Advantages of  floating porcelain floors include sound deadening, the option to  conveniently install the tile over existing hard surfaces and they are reusable. The disadvantages of floating porcelain floors includes being limited to using flexible grout in the predetermined joint width, the…
  • Decoded: What the Laundry Symbols on your Clothes Mean

    Ann Porter, CKD
    10 May 2015 | 10:16 am
    Understanding the hieroglyphics (pictograms) on the care tags of your garments will allow you to wear your clothes longer and save you money. Washing The wash tub symbol gives directions for machine washing. Sometimes a dot will be used to indicated temperature. Other times you may see a temperature in Celsius. One dot – 30C is cold wash (65 to 85F), two dots – 40C (105F) is warm wash, three dots – 60C is hot wash (140F). Canadian tags might have as many as 6 dots or 95C (200F) for diapers or heavy-duty white linens. A line under the symbol indicates a milder cycle for…
  • Tesla Motors Announces Home Battery Energy Storage

    Ann Porter, CKD
    3 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Tesla Motors is moving into the home energy battery market officially unveiling a strategy that would enable it to sell batteries for home and grid storage applications. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the system could be a boon to those living off the electric grid. But what does it mean for the average household? Last March investment bank Morgan Stanley reported it had been overwhelmed by the response to its recent analysis which suggested that the falling costs of both solar modules and battery storage presented a potential tipping point that would encourage huge numbers of homeowners and…
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  • Lovely Lofts

    Christina
    12 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Recently, I made some room in one of the smaller rooms in my home. This room was previously used as an office, a closet, a spare bedroom, a craft room, a mini library…and the list goes on. More recently, we have been hosting a number of family friends. So, the room is going to serve as a guest bedroom again. While we absolutely need to utilize this room for guests, it also needs to retain some of the space that we used it for previously. So what has to go? NOTHING.  Here are six different lovely lofts that will serve to maximize the usage of your guest room! 1.  The computer desk, media…
  • Fun with Photography

    Christina
    6 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    May is a month of celebration of many things, Mother’s Day especially. An observation of the art of Photography is also celebrated this month. I have always loved looking at photographs, old and new – whether they are portraits, landscapes, or wedding photographs – they truly hold a thousand words. Actually, they hold more. Check out six different ways to incorporate photography into your home décor in some very unique ways. Perfect Mother’s Day gifts as well! 1. Canvas – I love this idea – it is a photograph of a bride’s bouquet from her wedding day. The couple had it…
  • Cinco different ways to decorate in Mayo

    Christina
    5 May 2015 | 5:10 pm
    So it’s Cinco de Mayo! Grab a frothy margarita and take a seat. Here are five different ways (I know, it’s supposed to be six but I had to!) to decorate your home with a touch of Mexico! Try one or all, I am so in love with the bright colors and mixture of prints and patterns – there is really no way this could go wrong! Mexican style is heavily influenced by Spanish, Native American -specifically Aztec and Mayan among many others cultures. A lot of the concepts, traditions, colors and customs were passed down and melded into what we now call modern Mexico. 1. Colorful…
  • Food Inspired Rooms

    Christina
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    I am a self proclaimed foodie. One wouldn’t think so as I really do not eat that much, but when I eat, I EAT. When I’m at work, I’m thinking about dinner. When I’m having dinner, I’m thinking about breakfast. Sometimes I’m coming up with new recipes, other times I’m mimicking chain restaurant’s secret recipes (I have a guilty pleasure for cheddar bay biscuits).  I have been like this for as long as I could remember. When I was younger, it was tipped more to the chocolate/candy/dessert/sweet end of the see-saw that is my diet, now it’s…
  • April Showers bring May Flowers!

    Christina
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    If you’re a spring bride who had a shower in April – you’re probably anticipating the big day within the next couple of weeks during the beautiful month of May! Flowers are an essential part of the big event – and you more than likely have your floral arrangements picked, and ready to go for the big day. While I know that tons of preparation goes into wedding planning, I wanted to offer a few last minute ideas to help spruce up your spring bouquet! These ideas will really add something special to your already special day. Check out six different ways to put a twist on…
 
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  • How to add more light into your home

    incrati
    27 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    If you’ve got a room in your house that’s a bit dim for your taste, there are quite a few different brightening tricks and ideas to consider on how to add more light in your home. There are three main ways to brighten a room or even a whole house: change the lighting and color, add lighter colored furniture and decorations, or making structural changes. All three of these methods can make drastic changes, but you’ll want to pick the one that best fits your budget and style. The first way to change the brightness in a room is through paint and lighting changes. If the room is painted a…
  • 5 Ways to Shake Up Your Bedroom Decor

    incrati
    27 May 2015 | 11:27 am
    The bedroom is the place where you spend most of your time at home, even if you are only sleeping or resting. You start and finish your day there and you find a retreat from the busy lifestyle. That is why it deserves special attention. If you feel that your bedroom decor is stuck in a rut, maybe it’s time to spice it up with a couple of simple ideas with huge impact and low – budget. Update Your Colour Changing the wall colour is the quickest way to achieve quick and effective results. You don’t need to repaint your white bedroom in a vibrant purple just to make a statement. The colour…
  • Essential Living Room Pieces through the Years

    incrati
    27 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Author Mark Brandon loves the company of family and friends when it comes to home renovation and improvements. He constantly shares his viewpoints at Safe and Sound Property Inspections to help others who need tips and tricks to improve their homes. This article highlights some of the best living room pieces that have shown importance through the years. Through the years, more and more home design aspects have changed but despite the constant shifting of ideas there are living room essentials that could never be replaced. Taking a close look at some of the best designed homes from around the…
  • A Room with a View: The Pros & Cons of Picture Windows

    incrati
    27 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    Picture windows are large stationary (inoperable) windows, usually with only one visible pane of glass. Because of their design, they are a favorite among homeowners who want unobstructed and expansive views of the outdoors. But while aesthetics seems to be picture windows’ biggest draw for many homeowners, that’s not all they have to offer. Why are they awesome? Daylighting. Because of their structural simplicity, picture windows can be made larger than most other types of windows. Consequently, they let in more natural light and minimize the need for artificial indoor lighting during…
  • Choosing the right paver for your backyard

    incrati
    22 May 2015 | 12:39 am
    Let’s face it, nothing beautifies a backyard like a curvaceous a paver-covered walkway. Sure, you have to cut and manicure the lawn periodically, and trim the hedges and prune the rose bushes to keep everything looking fabulous, but your feet will come into contact with the walkway that snakes its way through your backyard every day. Therefore, choosing the right paver for your backyard is extremely important, as most of the materials used in their design are meant to be permanent. The elegance and durability of brick Bricks are indeed a durable and time-tested material whose rugged…
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  • 5 budget ways to refresh your bathroom

    Kelly Anderson
    23 May 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Oh bathrooms - such small rooms that cause such big headaches for a lot of homeowners. Bathrooms need to function well so that day-day is made easy, and ideally be beautiful at the same time. But to be both practical and stylish means making a lot of decisions on finishes, storage and lighting, and many times people just don't know where to start so don't start at all.I'm here to say that bathroom updates can be made easy and effective - even on a small budget. Here are just five easy ways you can refresh your bathroom without it becoming a huge renovation.1. Update your lighting and mirror…
  • my plant gang (or how to organize your plants)

    Kelly Anderson
    20 May 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Have you visited Urban Jungle Bloggers yet? It's a wonderful site with lots of inspiring images of plants in homes around the world. It's quite amazing to see how plants have been embraced as a decorative and healthy addition to homes small and large.This month the Urban Jungle Bloggers challenge is to "Show your Plant Gang." So I've gathered up my nine little green friends to hang out altogether on my favourite old bench near the patio door that gets lots of sun. This little exercise turned out to be a great way to organize my urban jungle - I needed to re-pot a couple and decide which ones…
  • easy organizing: top ways to use vessels

    Kelly Anderson
    17 May 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Is the stuff in your home overflowing and preventing you from having a serene, joyful and stress-free home? Invest in vessels.A vessel, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is any hollow container. One of my favourite vessels for storage is a recycled glass jar - I use them for practically everything from food to tea to craft supplies to buttons to laundry detergent to soaps to office supplies. They're great because you can easily see what's in them and when you need to stock up again. And they're easy to come by  - just recycle them from soup or sauces, or pick a few up at the local…
  • simple no-cost home office update

    Kelly Anderson
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In my small condo I've created a work space in the main living area, as I showed you in this post. Now that Spring has finally arrived, I wanted a quick update to make it feel a little warmer and colourful. Enter a Spring office refresh - with no budget.Spring refreshWinter work spaceI simply moved out the textured white cushion and sheepskin rugs and replaced them with a colourful cushion and natural jute mat. I added a colourful vase of willows and an antique jug with fresh flowers - move from other parts of my home. Vintage jars and canisters, along with some green plants add…
  • choosing a kitchen backsplash

    Kelly Anderson
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:28 am
    Wow, don't you just love the options for amazing kitchen backsplashes these days? All manner of materials, colours and patterns are accessible and pretty easy to install as well. So, with such a wide array of choice, how do you select the best one for your kitchen?source1. Complement your countertop and cabinets. It's highly debated whether to choose backsplash or countertop first, but for sustainability reasons, I always say choose neutral, classic, hard working and long last countertops and cabinets first, then select a backsplash that will augment them. A backsplash can always be changed…
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  • Get the look : sleek kitchen

    Lindsey
    27 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    ADEQUATE STORAGE KEEPS COUNTERS AND SURFACES BARE. MAXIMIZE THE IMPACT OF  A SPARSE KITCHEN WITH DESIGN FORWARD SEATING–USE THESE INMOD ITEMS TO GET THIS CLEAN LOOK IMAGE VIA HOME ADORE           OR                             ESPER BAR STOOL                                                                ERIK BUCH STYLE BAR STOOL   RECYCLED TEAKWOOD SHELVING SAARINEN OVAL DINING TABLE  OR UMEA ARM CHAIR                                EVY DINING CHAIR Share
  • Get The Look : feminine bedroom

    Lindsey
    26 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    keep your color pallate light and your accessories sparse — get this feminine bedroom with a few inmod pieces! bedroom inspiration via pinterest simena armchair  gaultier side table in gold teak wood sculpture lustroso metal branches aurora dresser Share
  • Designer Dorms

    Lindsey
    22 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Congrats grads! it’s time to start planning your dorm overhaul– we picked some of our favorite dorm hacks to take your room from drab to fab! 1. PENDANT LIGHTS PENDANT LIGHTS ARE GREAT FOR SUSPENDING FROM THE CEILING AND ILLUMINATING WORK AREAS. IMAGE VIA PINTEREST CAGE PENDANT LAMP   //  MOLDED PLASTIC SIDE CHAIR 2. REMOVEABLE WALL ART USE WASHI TAPE OR WALL DECALS TO DECORATE YOUR WALLS WITHOUT NAILS Design Sponge FERM LIVING WALL STICKERS 3. STAY ORGANIZED CREATE A SYSTEM OF KEEPING TRACK OF ASSIGNMENTS AND KEEPSAKES Good Houskeeping FERM LIVING WALL STICKERS 4. BYOB BRING…
  • 10 Living Rooms to Lust After

    Lindsey
    21 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    Here’s a round-up of some LUXURIOUS spaces with touches of Mid Century style –Need more living room inspo? follow us on pinterest and enable our interiors obsession… Found on tempodadelicadeza.com.br Found on shopprimary.tumblr.com Found on homeadore.com Found on housetohome.co.uk Found on Lonny.com Found on Lonny.com Found on Domino.com Found on Lonny.com Found on archello.com Found on paloma81.blogspot.com Share
  • Get the Look : Modern Dining Room

    Lindsey
    21 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    This design forward dining room combines industrial textures with feminine touches– the black bertoia style chairs are a great contrast in weight and color against the base of the visually dense dining table.  try this look with white-washed walls and accenting with the products below.  Femke & Renaud / Photo © Frederik Vercruysse. Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/frederik-vercruysse-interview/ Deodat Oval Dining Table Bertoia Side Chair in Black  Cross Pillow  Coda Candle Holder  Share
 
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  • NYCxDesign in Review: BlogTourNYC Twitter chat

    Veronika Miller
    27 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    May was all about design in NYC with events all over Manhattan and Brooklyn that together shaped an ever growing NYCxDesign. BlogTourNYC was on the scene with visits to Frieze Art Fair, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, Wanted Design, ICFF and events with sponsors Wilsonart, Laufen Bathrooms, Dacor and Mr Steam. Please join the BlogTour team and the design community at large as we recap events and design highlights from the shows with a #BlogTourNYC chat on Twitter, Thursday May 28 4-5pm ET. Questions: 1. What were your impressions and highlights from Frieze art fair. What would you recommend for…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour NYC to ICFF

    Florence von Pelet
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    We are thrilled to announce BlogTour NYC and the amazing team that has decided to join us! Follow along as we host a wonderful group from the UK, Canada and the United States touring NYC with trip highlights from ICFF, Wanted Design, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, Frieze Art Fair and several exclusive events. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram at #BlogTourNYC but please also follow the individual bloggers by clicking the links below. At Couture Chateau LLC, design is about your legacy. Founder Ann McDonald has assembled a skilled team with listening ears. From…
  • I’ts Back! Design Find Instagram Contest at AD Home Show

    Veronika Miller
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Back by very popular demand, we will once again host the Modenus “Design Find” Instagram contest at AD Home Design Show next week. It’s a great way to share your favorite finds with the world and you may find yourself packing for the amazing London Design Festival AND there are some serious additional prizes to boot. Check it out: What to do: Visit the AD Home Design Show on trade day, March 19 from 11 am to 6pm  Stop at each of the five exhibitor booths below and take a selfie with your favorite product Take one more selfie with your favorite product from anywhere on the…
  • Modenus Talks Las Vegas: The Impact of Great Design

    Veronika Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    The first day of BlogTour Vegas was spent amidst knowledgable industry pros, brainstorming designers, and leaders of some of the most innovative brands of 2015. We asked designers what “The Power of Design” truly means and what gives them value as a designer. We knew that the designer is much more than a selector of pretty things, but we wanted to learn about how a designer can impact the emotional and physical wellbeing of a client. How does the designer impact a life? Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID, was our keynote speaker of the day and opened with our main topic of The Power of…
  • BlogTour Vegas Sponsor Highlights: Wilsonart

    Veronika Miller
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    BlogTour Vegas took on KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, for day 2 of its five day tour, and we visited our friends at Wilsonart at their fantastic booth to see what’s new in the world of surface patterns, finishes and design options. What surface trends did we see at KBIS? Surfaces that are non-porous, sustainable, and made with natural stone. Wilsonart was displaying a wall of rotating slabs of quartz, as they are part of their new collections that are becoming increasingly popular in kitchen and bath design.           Wilsonart’s current quartz…
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  • Wallpapering the Butler’s Pantry

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    26 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    I want to let you in on a little secret. Earlier this year, I gave myself a deadline of June 30 (first half of 2015) to finish up the major decorating projects in this house. By major, I mean things like painting, wallpapering, key pieces of furniture, lighting, etc. I kept this to myself because I wasn’t entirely confident I could pull it off and then I’d have a lot of splainin’ to do! But I actually think it might happen(!) so let me start filling you in on what’s been going on, starting with the butler’s pantry. The color of the butler’s pantry was…
  • Sneak Peek of Project Laundry Room

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
      I sat down to write a post for this week and realized I never updated you on Project Laundry Room! Because I post snapshots of the house on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) I sometimes think I blogged them when I haven’t. #scatterbrained While I still can’t fully reveal all the house projects, I can give you a few peeks so let’s go….. To recap, the Brazilliance wallpaper was ordered and delivered. But before it could get installed, I had to take care of the other thing I wanted in the room: a striped ceiling. If I had planned better, I could have had my…
  • Reading and Watching List For Italy (+ A Wee Little Bit Of Travel Advice)

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Before traveling to another country, I always like to learn about the history of whatever location(s) I’ll be visiting, get some insights into the culture and brush up on current events. Not like I’m getting a Ph.D. or anything but just enough to help me appreciate the culture more. And for me, the most enjoyable way to do this is through books and films (as well as browsing local websites and magazines). I’ve always done this out of sheer interest but I’ve come to see that this kind of preparation really enhances the travel experience. It also heightens the…
  • A Few Little Updates In the Living and Family Rooms

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    Coffee table got a little spring refresh. I’ve been getting a lot of little projects knocked out around the house and it feels great! And it seems like a lot of them involve painting in some form or another. After painting the butler’s pantry I took a paintbrush to the coffee table in the living room. You may remember I painted it a dark gold/bronze a while back. That worked fine in the family room but ever since I moved the table into the living room, I felt like it needed to be a little lighter. And I already had the gold metallic Ralph Lauren paint left over from…
  • Orange Cabinet Update and a (Sort of) DIY Lighting for the Kitchen Office

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    As you may have seen on Facebook or Instagram (@FromTheRightBank), the wet bar/butler’s pantry makeover  is coming right along. The wallpaper has come off and the orange paint has gone on….. I LOVE IT – especially how the orange looks with the brass hardware….. Once I figure out what I want to do with the walls, I’ll post the entire space. In the meantime, on to the light. I titled this post Sort Of DIY because if you’re familiar with my DIY track record, you know I don’t really DIY…. (If you receive my posts via email, you received a draft…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Welcome to the Jungle: What a Bit of Amazon Can Do For Your Space

    Linnore Gonzales
    27 May 2015 | 9:14 am
    The jungle is an impressive theme. It’s big. It’s bold. It’s bright. And it’s far too easy to get carried away with its green upon green, layer upon layer, and pattern upon pattern tendencies. A carefully planned space will keep chaos reigned in and implementing a few strategically selected elements will create a beautiful space with large visual impact. If you embrace color and a bit of the wild side, then this theme is for you. Let’s look at three ways you can add a little bit of the jungle to your home. Layering Green When you look at a picture of the jungle, your eye takes in an…
  • 10 Ways to Feather the Bachelorette Nest

    Linnore Gonzales
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    The bachelor pad may be a common term in popular culture, but what about the self-made woman? Bachelorette pads are just as ubiquitous, and it’s time to help women represent who they are through their interior design choices. First things first, the idea of a bachelorette needn’t bring to mind pink and sparkles – not that there’s anything wrong with that – but merely a sophisticated version of femininity from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. Here are 10 ways to feather the bachelorette nest so it’s uniquely, completely you. 1. Personalize It Monograms aren’t only for married…
  • Home Gym: Simply Functional or a Design Power House

    Linnore Gonzales
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    You have decided to design a home gym. You may think you don’t need much – just a corner where you can lay out a mat and use a few hand weights. You may be correct, but we urge you to take a closer look at your space. By paying attention to the details of design, you can create a space that is much more than a lonely functional corner. Instead, create an area that encourages you to workout, push yourself harder, and stay motivated – now that’s some serious design power. Here are 8 tips to a beautifully designed home gym that’s ready for action: 1. Make Space to Move Whether…
  • Living with Lacquer: How to Incorporate Serious Shine Into Your Home

    Linnore Gonzales
    14 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Imagine a 1950s-era soda shoppe with gleaming black-and-white checkered floors, glossy table tops, and shiny chairs. That’s a lot of lacquer (and maybe a little Lucite), but there’s a far more sophisticated – and less diner-centric – way to incorporate lacquer into your home’s décor. Today’s incarnations of lacquer can add depth, elegance, and light to your home. And, if you want, an air of mystique. Traditionally, lacquer is a clear protective finish, typically used for wood. It dries to a hard, durable finish which makes it great for high-traffic areas, though keep in mind that…
  • The Dirty Side of Design: Toilets and Toilet Paper Placement

    Linnore Gonzales
    12 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Taking on a bathroom remodel is a big project. Today, we are going to focus on one critical element of this remodel, the toilet. Why is it important? Because creating a flawless bathroom look requires perfect toilet placement and there are many features to consider as you make this decision. You are likely to have professionals help you with the technical stuff such as water supply positioning and installation, but let’s explore what you should consider as you determine your toilet’s perfect location and how it fits into a beautiful bathroom design. Wall-Mount versus Floor-Mount We all…
 
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    Nazmiyal Collection » Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design

  • Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Caucasian Kilim 48420

    J. Nazmiyal
    27 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    This week's Wednesday Wishlist rug is a gorgeous antique Caucasian kilim with a lovely tribal design. Antique Caucasian Kilim 48420 -- Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! Antique Caucasian Kilim 48420 | Price: $9,000 This week's Wednesday Wishlist rug is a gorgeous antique Caucasian kilim with a lovely tribal…
  • Nazmiyal Acquires Rare 18th Century Caucasian Animal Carpet

    J. Nazmiyal
    27 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    Rare 18th Century Animal Carpet Now Available at Nazmiyal 18th Century Caucasian Rug with Animal Design 48413 18th Century Caucasian Animal Carpet -- Animal print never goes out of style. Clothes, curtains, footwear, handbags and carpets richly adorned with animals have been popular since ancient times. In the past, kings and princes used carpets with prints of lions, tigers, elephants and other big and powerful animals as an ostentatious display of their wealth and power. Today, antique rugs and carpets with animal prints are highly prized because they are considered a symbol of wealth and…
  • Hamptons Style: 10 Tips to Make Your Home Feel Like a Chic Beach Retreat

    J. Nazmiyal
    22 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    Hamptons Beach Style by Nazmiyal Collection Hamptons Beach Style -- Happy Memorial Day Weekend from Nazmiyal Collection! We hope that many of you will be celebrating the warmer days with friends. Nothing beats a seashore retreat for Memorial Day weekend, but vacations always go by so quickly! With that in mind, we came up with some interior design tips to make your home feel more like a beach bungalow all year long. Have you ever found yourself looking enviously at someone who lives in a chic Hamptons style beach retreat? The popular Hampton Beach style combines the best of classic and…
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Swedish Kilim 48429

    J. Nazmiyal
    20 May 2015 | 2:18 pm
    This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is Vintage Swedish Kilim 48429 Vintage Swedish Kilim 48429 -- Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! Vintage Swedish Kilim 48429 - Click Photo for details This week's Wednesday Wishlist rug is a wonderful vintage Swedish kilim, composed in warm neutral tones with a rhythmic…
  • Art Review: Andy Warhol’s Soup Cans at MoMA

    J. Nazmiyal
    19 May 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Andy Warhol's Soup Cans at MoMA, On View Now Through Oct. 18, 2015 In 1962, a commercial illustrator and an aspiring artist named Andy Warhol held his first solo painting exhibition at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. Today, that exhibition is remembered for two reasons: first, a series of 32 paintings of Campbell's soup cans was exhibited for the first time, which marked the beginning of the rise of Warhol as the foremost artist of his time; and second, it is remembered as the first exhibition of what would later be labeled "pop art". Andy Warhol "Soup Cans" at MoMA Campbell's Soup…
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • 5 Hottest Fresh Architecture Trends in 2014

    modernhomes
    4 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Do you know why some of the architectural trends like – Passive homes, prefabricated buildings, flex homes, Health Conscious Designs may rule the future? Here are some reasons (including Infographic) why incorporating them in your house construction plan can be rewarding… Card Embed A Peek at New Architectural Trends 1. Passive Homes: Passive Homes result in amplified savings of Continue Reading The post 5 Hottest Fresh Architecture Trends in 2014 appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • House Construction Costs: Parameters

    modernhomes
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    27#ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Are you thinking of constructing a new home? Would you like to know about the parameters that contribute to decide the budget of your house? Then here are some factors to consider while determining the cost of your home.   Factors Deciding House Cost 1. Number of corners: The first parameter that determines your house construction cost is the Continue Reading The post House Construction Costs: Parameters appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • How to Manage Homes with Open Floor Plans?

    modernhomes
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Gone are the days of box like rooms! Open floor plans or flowing house plan designs have become the trend of present day modern homes. Open floor house plan design consists of large spaces to move about without any visual obstacles. It also calls for clever utilization of available spaces. Although there are many ways to design and decorate Continue Reading The post How to Manage Homes with Open Floor Plans? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Observations On A Decade Old Home

    modernhomes
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore A few months back, I had been to a close friend’s home for dinner. He had this chic new duplex house design under planning and was discussing concepts incorporated by this architect. And till last week, I used to believe that all those “contemporary amenities” were mere extra overheads. But since I attended his house warming ceremony, and spent some time Continue Reading The post Observations On A Decade Old Home appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • 3 Trendy Luxurious Villa Design Options

    modernhomes
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore A grand home, a luxurious bungalow, a beautiful villa or castle of one’s dreams is a desire of every home aspirant. And such lavish living can only be achieved with proper planning, chiseled as per the individual’s luxury house plan ideas. Get your perfect, show stopper villa with top class features. Get trendy. Ashwin Architects are among the leading Continue Reading The post 3 Trendy Luxurious Villa Design Options appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
 
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  • How can Homemade Design help you?

    HMDhome
    13 May 2015 | 12:05 pm
    HMD Online Interior Designer - design for everyone! Since 2006 Homemade Design has helped thousands of clients in all 50 states through the design and decorating process, and we would love to help you! We offer an a la carte menu of services that allows our clients to select and pay for the services that they need. We love it when our clients are vested in the process, and love to do a bit of the work themselves! We hope that these FAQ’s will help you discover the services you may need. Please contact us with any questions – we’d love to hear about your project! Q: I LOVE…
  • Types of Window Coverings

    HMDhome
    19 Sep 2013 | 11:25 am
    HMD Online Interior Designer - design for everyone! Perfectly pleated panels and swags as long as the eye can see — oh, the joys of so many types of window coverings! In this post we’ll explore types of window coverings including valences, blinds, panels and shutters that can add quick and stylish personality to your home. According to HGTV’s “Top 10 Window Treatment Trends,” one of the most popular window coverings is the all-natural woven shade in matchstick and bamboo. It diffuses light for privacy, while still allowing you to see the great outdoors.    …
  • How To Select An Appropriately Sized Area Rug

    HMDhome
    10 Sep 2013 | 11:41 am
    HMD Online Interior Designer - design for everyone! Area rugs are fun, fantastic and fabulous, especially when you find the one that is just right for you and for your space.  This how-to guide will provide some helpful instruction on choosing an appropriately sized area rug for your dining room or bedroom.   Sizing the Living Room Area Rug One of the leading reasons for the return of an area rug is that the wrong size was selected in the first place.  With so much variety of space and scale and size available for a living room choosing  an appropriate sized area rug can take a little…
  • Decorative Vinyl Floor Cloths

    HMDhome
    28 Aug 2013 | 1:34 pm
    HMD Online Interior Designer - design for everyone! Decorative Vinyl Floor Cloths From JUST $42 We saw these innovative and absurdly affordable vinyl floor cloths on sale at one of America’s Best home decor retailers, Pura Vida Home Decor. These wonderful designs are printed on durable, certified non-slip, lay flat vinyl flooring that may be used indoors as well as outdoors.  Each pattern has different color combinations and all are available in different sizes, including runners. Use them in kitchens, hallways, entry areas, game rooms, basements, patios, decks, any high traffic area…
  • How To Create A Masculine Color Palette

    HMDhome
    24 Aug 2013 | 6:32 am
    HMD Online Interior Designer - design for everyone! You’re a responsible gentleman looking for a masculine color palette that still shares a hint of cool dude.  You may have your own place or your own space in the place you share with that someone special who normally calls the interior design shots. Either way you need to decorate it, but walk the line between playful bachelor pad and dirty dude shack.   Let’s stay classy, America. The key to transforming your flat  using a Masculine Color Palette lies in getting the cohesive mix of color, pattern and texture.  Then, you…
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  • Kathy Kuo & Noa Santos Homepolish Collaboration

    Kathy
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    When Noa Santos, CEO of Homepolish asks you to design one their office spaces…you say YES, please! We are so thrilled to share our collaboration with him and the whole Homepolish team to make this all come together. Their chic office space in Flatiron in NYC looks nothing like a startup. With 5+ crystal chandeliers in a space with true NYC industrial loft bones, it is the perfect mashup of modern + traditional. My favorite? The vertical hanging air plants that create a natural division between the office and front meeting area. In the large open loft like office, there are three greenhouse…
  • Painted Geometric Patterned Grey Floors: A Step by Step Guide

    Kathy
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Have you ever seen painted patterned floors before?  I’ve been dying to use this geometric pattern in one of my projects—fabric, tile, artwork? When the Homepolish office redesign came our way, I thought … perfect! This is going to happen as a painted floor design. Geometric Tonal Grey Painted Floor Design veronica rayne feet STEP 1 We SHOULD have painted the floors white (Behr’s Painter’s White), but ending up fixing that later. We used 5 rolls of frog tape for a 6′ x 12′ space and covered the entire space strip by strip. STEP 2 Before we start…
  • Interview + Home Office Design with Sita Montgomery Interiors

    Kathy
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Lucky you, and lucky us – we had the pleasure of collaborating with the Queen of Tonal – Neutrals – That – Make – You – Go – Ahh, Sita Montgomery on her home office renovation.  Before we get right into it, here are some burning questions that we had about how she balances work life, 3 kids, her gorgeous interior design practice and musings on her home office! 1.  What is the size of the home office space? I am fortunate to have a dedicated home office which is fairly large. The office is about 15ft x 12ft with a large walk in closet. The closet…
  • Inside Kathy Kuo’s New York City Apartment – The Downstairs

    Kathy
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    As you know, when we bought our condo, the downstairs resembled a bowling alley — super high shine floors, with faux bookshelf walls built in for fire code reasons, and a LOT of books, piled high and deep. The owner of our place was quite an eccentric NYC couple, one with an Oscar (or is it Emmy? It was on the piano when I walked in) and a teacher at the prestigious all girls school, Brearley’s (Tina Fey’s daughter goes there). They had a son who had the downstairs, and it was the COOLEST downstairs for a teenager son, though wasn’t going to work for us with a toddler…
  • Inside Interior Designer Kathy Kuo’s Nursery in NYC

    Kathy
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Can we talk about my favorite room in the house? My daughter’s room! When thinking about her room, I realized I wanted to create a space that she could eventually grow into her teen years with (gasp!), so had to really plan out some core functions. My interior design process typically starts like this: 1. Determine the core function of the room: will Maya need a desk for future, what about future play dates that include sleep overs? 2. Understanding the spatial layout of the room: where is the door, the electrical outlets, where to introduce lighting? 3. Lay out upholstery and…
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • Coastal & Nautical Outdoor Dinnerware

    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    The selection of coastal and nautical dinnerware for outdoor entertaining has never been better. Lots of gorgeous designs to choose from, all non-breakable! At Caron's Beach House you find a wide selection of Coastal Outdoor Dinnerware with shell designs, coral, and others. From plates, to bowls, to serving platters, like the beautiful coral platter below. Outdoor Tabletop at Caron's Beach
  • Coastal Decor Memorial Weekend Sale

    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Take advantage of discounts on coastal decor during this Memorial weekend! Here's what's on sale at Completely Coastal Partner stores. Use the code FREEDOM at checkout for 20% off Lemondaisy Designs. Adorable Coastal Napkins, pillows and more! At Caron's Beach House everything is 10% off for Memorial Weekend with coupon code: MEMOCEAN. Indoor/Outdoor Coastal and Nautical Rugs are their
  • Shore Bird Decor

    20 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    I'm spending the summer on Florida's West Coast and have been seeing quite a few shore birds, such as little sand pipers, tall herons, pelicans, as well as Black Skimmers nesting in the sand at Lido Key (Sarasota). So I'm thrilled that I found some lovely shore bird decor at Completely Coastal partner stores. Take a look! A group of Sand Pipers on a stand. Shore Bird Mugs by Kim Rody, fired
  • Coastal Beach Paint Craft Projects by Decoart

    18 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Decoart, manufacturer of acrylic paints made in the USA, has a series of coastal beach paint craft projects that I adore. They give detailed instructions, and the pattern for each paint craft is downloadable for free. Take a look! Seahorse Terracotta Pot with chalky finish paint. For another cute idea using stencils, click here. The pattern for these Beach Glass Jars and the glass vase
  • Top DIY Coastal Beach Candle Lanterns | Summer Crafts

    15 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    What can possibly bring more ambiance and romance to your outdoor summer space and Alfresco dining table than beachy candle lanterns. So here are some of the best DIY coastal beach candle lanterns! All part of the series Coastal & Nautical Summer Crafts for Tabletop Decorating and Entertaining. Lanterns also remind me of the glow of a lighthouse! Large Candle Lanterns with Rope inspired by
 
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  • How Much Do Interior Designers Charge For A Remodel Design?

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here on DESIGNED, I've discussed quite a bit about what clients should expect to spend when hiring an interior designer to remodel their home.This link, and this link too, are sent to homeowner's who contact us about projects. These links provide potential clients with a full understanding of the types of projects we work on, as well as what they (generally) cost. RELATED: STOP! Before You Remodel Your New Home, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions For the most part, if you only have $10,000 to spend on a remodel, it doesn't behoove you to hire a full-service interior…
  • Cream & White — Will This Color Combination Ever Be Able To Coexist?

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Can it — can the color cream go with the color white?There's a very fine line here. Most people don't think this works. Most of the time, you're sort of forced to pick. Do you want your white to be creamy or do you want your white to be bright white, with no color? Because pairing these two together in the same space can sometimes look off.You KNOW how many shades of white, cream, and many other neutrals there are out there. Want to know how I know besides doing what I do everyday for a living?Order something online.Order something online that says the color is white and see…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Tell me something…Are you an interior designer, someone who — when visiting sites such as DESIGNED — enjoys reading industry-related commentary?Or…Do you consider yourself more of a design enthusiast, someone who's interested in reading about interior design tips, tricks, and how-tos that you can apply to your home yourself?I ask because I'm wanting to fine-tune my blog content, as well as the types of design services I offer here on DESIGNED.Even though understanding your audience is something they teach in blogging 101, sometimes us bloggers get so wrapped up in the process of…
  • INTERIOR DESIGNERS: If You're Not Designing For Baby Boomers, You're Losing Money | Here's Why:

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Image source: navigateboomermedia.com Do you think this is old-fashioned style design?Let me tell you… This is anything but. Why? Because...Baby boomers, otherwise known as empty-nesters, are currently the hottest demographic looking for good design.And the reason why:Because they have disposable income. That's why. RELATED: Two boomers design & construct the apartment of their dreams!  MUST-SEE: A Lovely, Garden-Inspired Bathroom Blossoms Out Of A Small Space Although they do want to be smart with their purchases... This demographic is eager to spend their money…
  • How To Make Ugly Cabinets Look Great!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    18 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Okay, so I already know what you’re going to say:You should paint them! Well guess what…You’re right — you should paint these! But...We can make them look even better if we spend a bit more money.That’s right — we can make dated, bulky, unwanted, ugly cabinets look great by simply adding a bit more. They’ll surprise you with their new, refreshed look. I promise! Here’s the culprit:Those cabinets. My client did not like them — not one bit. She didn’t like the oak, the shiny finish, or the bulky mouldings (especially the ones at the bottom of…
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    TheHome.com

  • Recipe: Grandmother’s Famous Sweet Tea

    The Home
    27 May 2015 | 5:57 am
    The South is known for its sweet tea— the sweeter the better, right? But if you’re not from these parts, mastering the perfect sweet tea is easier said than done. To celebrate National Country Cooking Month, we’re unlocking our Grandmother’s famous sweet tea recipe to share with all of our readers. Grandmother’s Famous Sweet Tea Ingredients (for 1 gallon of sweet tea): 6 Lipton tea bags (regular size) 1 gallon of water 2 cups of sugar Directions: Boil the gallon of water on the stove Tie all 6 tea bags together by their strings, tear off the paper tags and insert them into the…
  • VIDEO: A Peek Inside Spring 2015 High Point Pre-Market

    The Home
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:26 am
    We spent the day at the Spring 2015 High Point Pre-Market and put together a video of new introductions that will be introduced at the High Point Market. Just like we love sneak peaks of new fashion trends on the runway, our Home Fashion Report serves as your inside ticket to the latest in home furnishings. TheHome.com - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • Happy Hour on a Budget – At Home!

    The Home
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Happy hour can quickly turn unhappy when you find yourself looking at a three-figure bar tab. Instead of paying a premium for overpriced drinks in a noisy bar, bring it on home and create a happy hour of your own that will leave you and your guests all smiles at the end of the evening. Here are a few tips for hosting your own happy hour. Nutella Mudslide via Delicious Drinks Start With Atmosphere: That’s most of what you were paying for at that trendy hotel bar anyway.  Splurge on some nice glasses and a good-looking serving dish if your happy hour will include finger food (it should).
  • Nailed It: The Art of Hanging Wall Art

    The Home
    29 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    Via Home Design Board Here’s a secret: a piece of art hung the right way in the right place doesn’t have to be expensive to make an impact.  In fact, it doesn’t even really have to be art.  But a pricey piece hung wrong?  Not so much.  That being said, getting it right is as much a matter of trusting your instincts as it is following a formula. There are really only three questions to answer when you set out to hang a piece of art.  How high do you want it?  Should it be part of a group or hung alone?  And are the wall and the hardware sturdy enough to keep it safe? Via Amazon…
  • 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…
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • Life lately: Do you know what rhymes with Friday? Vodka

    Lynne Knowlton
    15 May 2015 | 9:33 am
      What have you been up to, chicken poo?  I’ve missed you.  Wait.  I’m a poet and I didn’t know it.  Ugh.  Should I just throat punch MYSELF? What have I been up to lately?!!   I’ve been getting it on with my … Read More!
  • How to make gorgy gorgeous curtain rods. It’s no laughing matter. Okay, it is.

    Lynne Knowlton
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:16 am
    Have you always thought that most curtain rods are meh? Are your curtain rods worse than bad? Maybe negative good? *Looks around nervously. Chews thumb.* Does a curtain rod price tag make your face do this? ---> @!!$ ? Well, cupcake... that's all about to change. Here's 6 steps to a gorgeous curtain rod and brackets! Wave bye bye to your fugly curtain rods Read More!
  • Why Blogging is Like Walking a Tightrope Buck Naked

    Lynne Knowlton
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Learning how to be a top drawer, fearlessly authentic, back of the bus, kickass blogger can be a cluster-you-know-what-er of mixed emotions, raw talent and hard work while simultaneously tapping your head, rubbing your belly and sticking to what you do best. Read More!
  • Why we love video AND want to punch it in the face

    Lynne Knowlton
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Humongous. Yeah. That's the size of my announcement today, so you better sit yourself down. Todays post is a wild mix of 10 epic tips for a kickass life AND a music video. The music video was filmed here on our property and in the treehouse! If you love video, music and treehouses ~ you can skip to the end of this post and have a watch. Then come on back. I'll wait for you. xx Read More!
  • 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!
 
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    the modern sybarite

  • new york architecture photos: ellen fisch does the bronx

    Richard
    26 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Photographer Ellen Fisch’s new show at New Century Artists in Chelsea showcases the artist’s New York architecture photos of the Bronx. Having grown up in Brooklyn in the late 1940s, Fisch’s love of architecture led her to a career as … Continue reading →This post new york architecture photos: ellen fisch does the bronx first appeared on
  • modern lacquer furniture in decor

    Richard
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    My friends at Flair have designed and commissioned a wonderfully fresh collection of modern lacquer furniture and accessories for their Flair Home Collection New York store. For those not in the know, Flair has a fantastic and dreamy showplace in … Continue reading →This post modern lacquer furniture in decor first appeared on
  • vintage viennese design with class: otto prutscher

    Richard
    13 May 2015 | 2:41 am
    When I think of vintage Viennese design, I immediately think of Josef Hoffman and the Jugenstil and Secessionist Movements that flourished in Vienna during the opening years of the twentieth century. To me – while certainly an era of creative … Continue reading →This post vintage viennese design with class: otto prutscher first appeared on
  • artistic furniture made in the usa

    Richard
    6 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Artistic furniture is exactly what one expects from someone trained in the art of sculpture, and that’s what the talented Steven Haulenbeek delivers. There’s a beautiful rustic quality to his work – refined elegance and impeccably crafted furniture and accessories … Continue reading →This post artistic furniture made in the usa first appeared on
  • dutch old master paintings at sothebys

    Richard
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Henry and June “Jimmy” Weldon amassed a fascinating collection of Flemish and Dutch old master paintings over 60 years of passionate collecting. Around 2002 I had the good fortune to meet Jimmy and was invited to her apartment to look … Continue reading →This post dutch old master paintings at sothebys first appeared on
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    OBJECT <> PLASTIC

  • Torre wall rack valet | Andries and Hiroko van Onck | Inipress for Magis | Italy

    21 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    Andries van Onck was born in Amsterdam in 1928. Amongst his early teachers were Gerrit Thomas Rietveld from the Dutch De Stijl group; later he studied in Ulm at the Hochschule für Gestaltung with Tomas Maldonado, Walter Zeischegg, and Max Bill. In 1959 he started as a designer at Olivetti in Italy as an assistant to Ettore Sottsass.  In 1965 he opened his own studio in Milan, where his wife, Hiroko Takeda. later joined him. The pair has created products in many different sectors, including household appliances, furniture, machine tools and electronic equipment.  Andries van Onck…
  • X-Rated watch (model GB406) | Swatch AG | Biel, Switzerland | 1987

    14 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    The name “Swatch” is a portmanteau of “second” and “watch” that was coined by Nichole Lopez.  The Swatch watch was introduced with the idea of watches being casual, fun, and relatively disposable accessories. Swatch began development in the early 1980s under the leadership of the then CEO of ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse (ETA SA Swiss Watch Manufacturer), Ernst Thomke with a small team of watch engineers led by Elmar Mock and Jacques Müller. Swatch was originally intended to re-capture entry level market share lost by Swiss manufacturers during the “quartz crisis”…
  • rocket cocktail shaker | Sterilite Corporation, United Plastics Corporation

    2 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    Here is a vintage, space age (obviously!) cocktail shaker marked Steri-lite and United Plastics Corporation.  The rocket has a yellow top, a red body, and yellow base.  The rocket base features four fins and is free standing.  The shaker measures 9” in height and has a hinged cap at its capsule top that is used to pour out your drinks. eBay item 191487719506 sold January 26, 2015 at 3:07PM (United States).  Six bidders placed 15 bids on the cocktail shaker.  The shaker sold for $67.66 plus $6.00 shipping. The rocket is marked on the bottom: Steri-lite (in script),…
  • 3084A, 3084B, 3084C, 3084D, 3085, and 3085A vases | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1969

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    I have seen boxes for the reissue of this vase but never an original.  Here is an original box for some of the vacuum formed PVC vases by Enzo Mari for Danese, Italy. On the side panel, it shows the vase models 3084A, 3084B, 3084C, 3084D, 3085, and 3085A.  eBay item 281631608044 ended March 21, 2015 at 11:17AM (United Kingdom) and sold for  £430.00 ($647.32).  Three bidders placed 3 bids on the vase. The vase that was sold was a model 3084C in the straw color, in like new condition.  
  • Model 1239 pink Thermos carafe with Lily cup tray | The American Thermos Bottle Company, Norwich, Connecticut, United States

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    Here is a Model 1239 pink Thermos carafe with a cup tray specifically for Lily brand cup tray.  The Thermos and tray combination was made by The American Thermos Bottle Company of Norwich, Connecticut.  The thermos features white bottom trim and a white hinged top.  Measures 9” tall for the Thermos carafe, and 12” wide for the tray. eBay item 390806891601, no bids at $49.99 (United States). Pink Thermos Carafe and tray set. Thermos cup tray. Thermos carafe. Thermos hinged top. The Thermos base is marked “THE AMERICAN THERMOS BOTTLE CO.” and “MADE IN NORWICH, CONN.
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • 50 Shades of Green

    Phyllis
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s Spring!!!  With Summer just around the corner, we are seeing 50 Shades of Green, not Gray.  From Emerald to Olive to Chartreuse, there is something for everyone!  We love implementing green in interior spaces and we want you to love it too!  Here are a few of our favorite images to demonstrate how to incorporate green into your space! We love the terrific green velvet tufted sofa below.  Doing a sofa in a bold color makes a bold statement, so paint the walls a neutral tone and let the sofa sing!  Coordinating green accessories complement the look! Tufted Green Sofa Check…
  • 6 Mistakes You’re Making When Hanging Curtains

    Phyllis
    24 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today we would like to share a fabulous article from House Beautiful, written by Sarah Yang, regarding the mistakes many people make when hanging their curtains.  We hope you find this helpful! 1. Not Measuring Correctly The first thing you should do is measure your windows and make adjustments depending on how you want to hang the window treatments. It will save you another trip to the store if your curtains and rods are the right size. Proper Drapery Treatments in House Beautiful Magazine 2. Hanging Curtains Too Low Hang curtain rods and draperies at the ceiling to make the room feel…
  • Spotlight on Bitangra Furniture

    Phyllis
    20 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    We recently stumbled upon the creations from Bitangra, a company that is fabricating incredible furniture that are truly works of art!  We would like to share a few of our favorite picks with you. This first is this incredible Jinga Dining Table, fabricated of golden brass and acrylic, this table was inspired by a well-known game with intersecting cubes.  We love this table! Bitangra Jinga Dining Table The Rupture Center Table blends an Indian Green Marble Top with an aluminum tube base.  We love the random quality of the base and the intentioned voids created in the design. Bitangra…
  • Osborne and Little Ormond Collection

    Phyllis
    17 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today we would like to share with you the new Ormond Collection of Fabrics at Osborne and Little.  This collection is named after the castles of Ireland.  The color palette consists of a combination of linen and ivory tones that contrast with aqua, fawn, peacock, chartreuse, taupe, grey, navy and coral. The sweet little vignette below showcases a variety of fabrics from the collection in different neutral values of gray.  The textiles look just sumptuous! Osborne and Little – Ormond Fabrics We are also loving the beautiful blue hues in the collection.  Available in stripes and…
  • Chroma Wood Panels

    Phyllis
    13 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Another great design find!!!  We recently received information on this really cool new line of Chroma Wood Panels from Architectural Systems, Inc.  Using an ancient Japanese method for preserving and antiquing wood, the products are available in a wide range of hues.  This company uses three different wood species for their product line:  Cypress, Redwood, and Yellow Pine.  The wood is available in random lengths and can be used indoors or outdoors!  What a treat for the deck this summer! In the application below the bar was outfitted with the Natural finish.  We love the…
 
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    Decoholic

  • Grey Neutral Furnishings Create An Timeless Appeal

    Melina Divani
    27 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    Neutral colors can be a home’s best friend. Nothing creates such composure and equilibrium as well as neutrals, and this is exactly what this home’s décor exudes, serenity and balance. From the deepest grey to the palest beige and various hues in between, the neutral color scheme used in this residence by After Design is anything but boring. The living room reflects the decorator’s taste for blending traditional and modernistic styles. For example, the Eurostyle kitchen cabinets and the module in the living room area bounce off the molding around the base of the walls. The two styles…
  • New House Built As A XIX Century Farmhouse

    Melina Divani
    27 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    We ve seen many renovated farmhouses but this amazing house in village Empordà, Spain is new and has been built as a XIX century farmhouse.    Images: el mueble
  • An Elegant 18th Century Residence Nestled Amongst The Provencal Vines

    Melina Divani
    27 May 2015 | 4:40 am
    France is the most visited country in the world with more than 83 million foreign tourists visiting it annually. The most popular destination for local and foreign visitors is the French Alps where the air is cool, crisp and clear. Ménerbes, France is a small walled village that is located on top of a hill on the Luberon Mountains. These mountains lie at the foothills of the French Alps, which is why it is so popular. Here in Ménerbes, France lies the legendary La Bastide de Marie. La Bastide de Marie is a remarkable residence that gives you an opportunity to savor the pristine beauty and…
  • Great Interior Design by Jute

    Melina Divani
    24 May 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Jute lends a keen eye to interior projects, engaging sensibility right along with your style. Whether commissioning art, specifying a side chair, or moving walls and windows, Jute makes your space as pleasing in looks as it is to your life. Jute in nature, it’s known for strength and versatility. So too is Jute design. With backgrounds in art, antiques and architecture, we weave unique furnishings and finishes into living spaces without fuss or clutter. At Jute, we believe great design is not about our style. It’s about the best version of yours.
  • Beautifully Restored 1884 Caviar Warehouse

    Melina Divani
    24 May 2015 | 1:01 am
    Beautiful Tibeca Loft by Andrew Franz. In an 1884 warehouse, the top floor and roof of are reconceived as a residence with open entertaining zones and a fluid connection to the outdoors. A relocated mezzanine allows for direct access to the roof terrace above, and features an interior courtyard with a retractable glass roof showering the loft below with natural light. Embracing the building’s industrial past, a visual discourse between new and old is devised through insertions of modern materials along with restored or reclaimed materials.
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • Meet this amazing Mid century modern Home décor

    BRABBU
    27 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Since 2015 is the year to revive classics we today present you a mid century modern styled project where we can see how classics can be placed next to modern pieces creating an elegant set. RELATED HISTORY: LIVING ROOM IDEAS 2015: TOP 5 MID CENTURY MODERN SOFA Soon after finding a midcentury modern home in the Hollywood Hills above Sunset Plaza, a young bachelor set out to splash the loft-like space with color, humor and family mementos. He turned to interior design duo Caitlin & Caitlin for help, and it responded with a fresh palette and fun ideas that make for a bachelor pad that’s…
  • The Best from May Design Series 2015

    BRABBU
    26 May 2015 | 10:56 am
    From the 17th–19th May 2015, ExCel London hosted a handpicked selection of leading designers from over 20 countries. A major event in the design and interiors calendar, the May Design Series exhibition showcases the very latest exclusives in furniture, lighting, fabric and other design areas. RELATED HISTORY: MAY DESIGN SERIES 2015 FEATURES THE WORK OF EMERGING DESIGNERS We decided to make a selection of 5 of the best from May Design Series 2015: Yoyo Bright and eye-catching, the Yoyo provides the focal point for any room, and is one of many acoustic design objects available within the…
  • Meet the Work of the Interior Designer Marcel Wanders

    BRABBU
    26 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    Today, BRABBU’s Blog team of editors will let you know the product and interior designer Marcel Wanders of the eccentric Dutch firm Moooi that will be the keynote speaker at Dwell on Design 2015. RELATED HISTORY: TOP 30 FAMOUS CHAIRS OF THE LAST DECADES First as a member of famously irreverent design collective Droog, and later through his own studio, Marcel Wanders has earned international acclaim for his eclectic designs, which marry industrial processes with meticulous handcrafting. He has created designs for Flos, Magis, B&B Italia, Alessi, and, more recently, hotels, private…
  • 20th century best designers: Ilmari Tapiovaara

    BRABBU
    25 May 2015 | 7:35 am
    Tapiovaara, who died in 1999, originally trained as an interior architect and later became a prolific designer whose ideas focused on democratic design during Finland’s post-war era. It’s his work that we will approach in our rubric of the 20th century best designers. RELATED HISTORY: 20TH CENTURY BEST DESIGNERS: ISAMU NOGUCHI “Tapiovaara wanted good design for everyone,” says Jukka Savolainen. “He did Ikea before Ikea, good quality pieces at an affordable price – the same kind of packaging and mass production ideas as Ikea has done.” Although never gaining…
  • BRABBU Design Inspiration: Different Cultures, The Same Smiles

    BRABBU
    23 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Hello beautiful people! We all know that after tomorrow we all are going to be saying hello (thank god) to our weekend. But before that, what do you think about design inspiration and world cultures have to do with brabbu design inspiration? RELATED HISTORY: GAMBIA, ONE THE HOT 2015 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS VIETNAM Well, you shoul know by now that BRABBU is an interior design brand that really has strong roots in nature and of course, diversified culture. BRABBU’s design team really try to portrait the savageness, wildness and freedom that humans should all breathe in, and it does that…
 
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • 8 Great Ways to Update Outdoor Living Spaces

    Reyna.R
    21 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    Have lots of plans for outdoor entertaining this summer? Perhaps the family is looking forward to enjoying time in the backyard ? Are you planning to update your outdoor living spaces to ensure that friends and family alike will find you’ve created a beautiful and comfortable environment. Is it time for new dining chairs? If brilliant color is what you’re looking for, consider Zuo Modern Silvermine Bay outdoor dining chairs in brilliant painted steel. If you desire a more neutral color on your dining chairs, the Zuo Modern Township outdoor dining chair might better suit your…
  • 8 Cool Bathroom Ideas to Love

    Reyna.R
    14 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    Today, we’re sharing a few of the many cool bathroom ideas recently discovered on Pinterest. No matter your style aesthetic, we think you’ll be delighted with these clever bathroom ideas. Enjoy! For a touch of coastal style, add seaglass colored bottles, a shell or two and a carved seabird to a pale blue bath. Pops of yellow are always beautiful in a vintage black and white bath. And elephant portraits–we love them in any room. Silver legs are perfect on a claw foot tub. A flowing white shower curtain makes for a romantic look in the vintage bath. With a slight retro modern…
  • Home Color Inspiration: Pretty Pastels

    Reyna.R
    7 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    At the front door and throughout the home, pastels can easily become the main attraction. Though pale and soft in tone, pastels can have a big impact on our home decor. Pastels can help us create happy, relaxed spaces in which to live. An all-white interior can be made even more beautiful by home accessories in pale turquoise. A foyer is brought to life with pale blue walls and an antique settee upholstered in a lovely sand cotton. Pastels are marvelous on the pillows and the unframed artwork. Pastels have transformed this white living room anchored by a fabulous rug underfoot. Pastels and…
  • Wall Art for Great Gallery Walls

    Reyna.R
    5 May 2015 | 9:57 am
    Our most recent post was filled with ideas for using gallery walls to create visual interest. Today, we’re excited to share some of our fabulous wall art that’s perfect for inclusion in a beautiful gallery wall. We’ve pulled together framed wall decor recently discovered on Arcadian Home in a wide range of themes and styles. Here are ten favorites: Malanta Knowles City Views is a collection of four irresistible squares. We are fascinated by the color and play of shadows in these prints. Uttermost Paris Scenes is a lovely transitional picture set that’s ideal for…
  • Use Gallery Walls to Create Visual Interest

    Reyna.R
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Want to bring a blank wall to life? Try creating visual interest with a gallery wall infused with your own personal style. Favorite photographs, botanical prints, colorful and whimsical artwork–you choose what makes you happy and hang a perfect and totally unique gallery wall. Here are some ideas to get you started: Gallery walls come in all shapes and sizes. Here, botanical prints in identical frames with white matting are hung in an three rows of four above a foyer console table. Did you take note of the unexpected blue velvet pumpkins? This gallery wall is hung in an intriguing…
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    Founterior

  • Finding the Right Downpipes and Guttering for your Home

    Founterior
    27 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    When you look at a house, the last thing you normally see is the guttering and downpipe. The system is primarily there to protect your home. It is there to ensure that rainwater is carried safely away from your home, which protects the foundations from water damage. However, it is also important to remember that the style of your guttering and drainpipe has a big impact on the look and feel of a home, which is why you need to look at your options if you are getting yours repaired or replaced. Modern manufacturing techniques make it possible to buy guttering in any style, so even if you own a…
  • Neon Home Decor Ideas

    Ella Andrews
    25 May 2015 | 1:25 am
    Interior design may vary greatly from place to place, depending on the tastes of the owners, the architects and interior designers, but in the end the trends may also include a creative use of neon as decorations. Most interior designers will advise to use neon in smaller environments, such as bathrooms, kids rooms and so on. You can still use them in a number of situations, such as kitchens and living rooms as well, but it all depends on how you approach the subject. Neon lights happen to be a pretty bold statement, so you will need to consider whether some rooms will be fitting for this…
  • Vintage Chairs from the 50s with a French Touch

    Founterior
    22 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    One of the greatest things happened in furniture in the last century are the vintage chairs that come from the 50s. This is the period between 1950 and 1960 years which is generally characterized by today’s designers as the period of mid-century modern furniture and interior design style. Many famous designers created their outstanding vintage chairs in that time frame. And now, we want to display some of them because they are awesome! Ok, if you buy a vintage chair now, how can you fit it in your modern home? Our designers told us that this won’t be a big problem! Vintage chairs…
  • 16 Bathroom Suites with Jaw-Dropping Effect

    Founterior
    22 May 2015 | 8:12 am
    The modern bathroom is a great place to be. I have one of these outstanding contemporary bathroom suites and I simply like going for a long bath, enjoying the great look of this private room in my house. Well, typically I do not have a lot of time for fun, but every time when I steal a minute or two from my heavy business schedule, I go to the bathroom suite and relax. A lot. But what is so special about bathroom suites and actually, what are their major elements. What do we call a suite? Let’s reveal the secrets and bring some light on the topic for those who want to create their own…
  • 18 Bath Caddy, Rack and Tray Ideas for Creative Bathrooms

    Founterior
    19 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    Hello, creative minds! Are you ready to dive deep into the world of creative bath caddy ideas? Well you will see not only bad caddy examples here, but also some really astonishing trays and racks that are ready to be used in your own bathtub. You like spending some time in the bathtub, don’t you? For example, I like to sit there and relax. I like to play my favorite chillout radio and dunk into the tub. I like to dream about future, about the sweet moments that I had during my day. Well, a glass of wine is always welcomed in this romantic and relaxing atmosphere as well as a small…
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  • DIY Succulent Centerpiece

    Adrienne Moore
    27 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    With summer just around the corner, it’s time to add the finishing touches to your outdoor living space, making it perfect for each party, gathering, and casual grill-out. You’ve got all the basics covered—festive market lights are strung, the burnt-out bulbs in your outdoor lighting fixtures are replaced, the patio furniture is outfitted with new summery cushions, and the BBQ is cleaned and polished. Now, for the finishing touch to add vibrancy to your outdoor living space and to tie together your décor scheme: A DIY succulent planter brought to you by The Bloom Of Time floral design…
  • Go Green for Spring: Top 10 Indoor Plants

    Annie Talajkowski
    20 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    When it comes to home decor, one of the best accessories you can choose for your space is a plant. Fresh plants bring energy to a room, purify the air and add beauty. And if gardening isn’t your thing, there are plenty of houseplants to choose from that require little maintenance on your end. So what are you waiting for? Spring is finally here and while the rising temperature is helping us to feel refreshed and rejuvenated outdoors, you can bring that same energy into your home with any of these 10 indoor plants. 1. English ivy This elegant plant has a charming look and adds timeless…
  • Our 50 Shades of Gray

    Milosz Pekala
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
    You’re not bound to one shade of grey. Whip any room into shape with one of these pieces. Soon you’ll have a spankin’ new room full of favorites. You don’t have to be Christian Grey to afford everything you see below. Match your favorite shade number to the products below. Let’s play.   Pin this. We promise it won’t hurt a bit. The post Our 50 Shades of Gray appeared first on Bellacor.
  • Top Outdoor Design Trends for 2015

    Annie Talajkowski
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    With patio season in sight, we asked top designers, architects, and outdoor living aficionados to weigh in on what’s hot in outdoor living spaces for 2015. After speaking with over 20 experts in the industry, we’ve come to the conclusion that the trend this year is two-fold. The first movement revolves around outdoor living and entertaining, while the second trend encompasses the eco-friendly craze that is sweeping the nation. Take a peak and check out our expert round-up for designer tips, tricks and inspiration for your outdoor living needs! THE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINER Whether…
  • Mom Cave

    Doug Kaid
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    With the Super Bowl on our minds, you are probably seeing a lot of talk about how to build a better man cave. In fact, we did one in this very space last week. But in the interest of equal opportunity escapism, we knew it was time to think outside the cave to a more beautiful, more elegant place. We’re talking about a spot more notable for heart and its art than the size of the big screen on the wall. Enter the Mom Cave. That’s right, a little nook where pretty is appreciated. Tell your man to cave down the street with his buddies. Here are a few simple pieces to help you put…
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Home Remodeling Services Remain in Demand as Housing Sales Increase

    caitlink
    26 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    The age-old law of supply and demand is very active in the home improvement market. The purchase of homes has increased as the country continues its way back up from the recession, but there are also obstacles (primarily economic) that are preventing a full force housing boom. While nothing is guaranteed, it is safe to say that where there is a home, there may be the need for remodeling services of some kind or other. Home improvement is therefore more or less on an even track as this week’s blog explains. The outlook for the future of home sales is a bit divided. Affordability is an…
  • Kitchen Organization Hacks You Can’t Live Without

    caitlink
    21 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    The word “hack” is thought of in a bad way most of the time – from lousy professional service to illegally getting into a computer’s system. A lesser known (but more positive) definition of “hack” is “a clever solution to a tricky problem.” That’s the topic of this week’s Granite Transformations blog – a few creative “hacks” that are clever solutions to any tricky kitchen organization projects you may have going on. Getting Organized… We begin with basic organization. Most of us, at one time or another, take our kitchen space for granted. Everything we need is just…
  • The Hottest Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

    MBecchi
    18 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    Granite Transformations tours the kitchen for this week’s blog. If you are wondering about what kitchen design ideas and services are out there, then relax (maybe even at your kitchen table), and read on. What makes the kitchen setting in the spring season actually enjoyable is that we can cook and bake at a more leisurely pace, as opposed to Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, where we rush around with the pressure of having many dishes prepared (piping hot) all at once. And, as it is spring, this is a time of year when people tend to consider updating or replacing their kitchen. If you…
  • Tremendous 2015 Bathroom Design Trends

    caitlink
    12 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    Spring is officially in full swing, and that yearly ritual known as “Spring Cleaning” is being practiced far and wide. This is the time of year for change; for getting rid of the old and making way for the new. This desire for change takes home improvement projects into account as well. For this week, the professionals here at Granite Transformations will offer several topics that we’ve collected on bathroom upgrades. So, the question for this week’s blog is: “Bathroom makeover, anyone?” Since late last year, there has been speculation as to what the most popular bathroom design…
  • Pamper Your Mom This Mother’s Day with These Special Gift Ideas

    MBecchi
    6 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    With Mother’s Day right around the corner, show Mom your love and appreciation by giving her the day off and treating her to a day she’ll never forget. For the best Mother’s Day idea for your Mom, first give some thought of what you think she would want most. What would make her feel special? Here are a few fun and easy ideas to let your mom know how much she means to you: Brunch or Dinner at Home. Giving Mom a break from the kitchen is one of the most appreciated gestures you can do for her. Restaurants are notorious for being overcrowded on Mother’s Day and the dining experience is…
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    HomeDecorDesigns.com

  • Bright Hands-free And FlashLight Review

    Vidya Sudarsan
    27 May 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Share on Tumblr This review is all about two interesting and bright lights – a handsfree reading light and tactical flashlight! I find these two products quite innovative and very useful. You might want to consider one of these or both for the upcoming Father’s Day! The handsfree light goes around your neck and goes where [...] The post Bright Hands-free And FlashLight Review appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Super Bright Lights Bright Kitchen Backsplash Ideas HotelSpa Ultra-Luxury 7-setting LED Hand Shower Review Minzos 4-In-1 TurboPen for Tablets &…
  • Eye Candy – Arch Design

    Vidya Sudarsan
    23 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    Share on Tumblr How often do you come across archways inside homes?  I’ve seen a few styles in Spanish, Indian and Moorish homes, but they can also fit perfectly in other types of spaces. It’s relatively easy to create an archway, but squares and rectangles are much more common in traditional homes. Even though archways are [...] The post Eye Candy – Arch Design appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Eclectic Style Interior Design Architectural details Kelly-Moore Paints Design Center Garage Workbench Design Ideas
  • Pekoe Tree Travel Tea Tumbler Review

    Vidya Sudarsan
    23 May 2015 | 12:43 am
    Share on Tumblr Today’s review is about a travel tea tumbler that has replaced my black travel mug! I have been enjoying hot tea in this tumbler and I’m totally impressed with how my tea stays warm for up to two full hours. It is sleek and stylish and comes with a neon green sleeve [...] The post Pekoe Tree Travel Tea Tumbler Review appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Francois et Mimi 50oz Glass French Press Review Ready to School – Insulated Lunch Bag And Water Bottle Review Travel Essentials And A Giveaway Ozeri’s Wine Bottle Opener Reveiw
  • Ceramic Potato Peeler Review + Giveaway

    Vidya Sudarsan
    22 May 2015 | 12:17 am
    Share on Tumblr I received a ceramic potato peeler made by La-Kitchen to review and I’ve only nice things to say about this kitchen gadget. I know the power of ceramic kitchen knives, therefore, I expected the same from this tiny tool. And, there were no surprises. This peeled pretty much everything I wanted to [...] The post Ceramic Potato Peeler Review + Giveaway appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Knife Sharpener For Ceramic/Steel Review & A Giveaway Gadgets You Will Love – Ozeri Ceramic 3-Piece Knife Set Caboodles Review And A Giveaway Gadgets You Will…
  • Set Of Three Silicone Spatulas Review

    Vidya Sudarsan
    21 May 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Share on Tumblr Food grade silicone has quickly found its way into our kitchens in different forms. I’ve been reading about this man-made polymer and it clearly has better qualities than plastic. It does not leach harmful chemicals into food, does not grow bacteria, and has the ability to handle the high heat. Best of [...] The post Set Of Three Silicone Spatulas Review appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: GrillFella BBQ Wok & Silicone Heat Resistant Gloves Review Silicone Wine Glasses Baking Tools Review Insulated Tote Bags Review
 
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • 7 Affordable Hacks to Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

    Starre Vartan
    27 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    Kitchen remodels are notoriously expensive, and you may be loathe to invest that much in a space that’s already functional (if not as pretty as you’d like). However, there are some pretty simple hacks you can do to make your kitchen feel fresher and look more spendy without saving up paychecks for months.In fact, if you put together a couple ideas from this list, you could easily do a mini-makeover in your kitchen in a weekend. Think creatively, clear away the clutter, and get a classier kitchen ASAP with these 7 ideas.Replace Dated LightingThe color of this chandelier really…
  • Easy, Breezy Summer House Style

    Kate Simmons
    27 May 2015 | 1:15 am
    Looking for design ideas for your summer house? Today’s post is for you. Don’t have a summer house but wish you did? Today’s post is also for you! In fact, you can transform your home into a breezy, relaxing summer retreat with the addition of a few basic pieces. The look we’re featuring is all about clean, crisp style. Flowing white curtains, clean-lined serving pieces and outdoor chairs that create the ultimate lounge are not out of the question here. Ready for a closer look?…Gauzy CurtainsNothing says summer like gauzy curtains blowing in the breeze. Switching…
  • 50 Splendid Scandinavian Home Office and Workspace Designs

    Sherry Nothingam
    26 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    Do you work from home? Maybe you spend several hours each week bringing work back home from the office? If that is indeed the case, then having a dedicated home office surely helps in making the whole experience a lot less straining and far more efficient. A smart home office seamlessly combines efficiency with aesthetics and ensures that your productivity does not take a hit just because you are at home. And few styles come close to the simplicity, efficiency and understated elegance of Scandinavian design, making it a perfect choice for the trendy, modern home office.Captivating home office…
  • Fun, Functional Home Furnishing Designs Found at ICFF 2015

    Yuka Yoneda
    26 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    Where can you find phone-charging tables, transforming furniture and trippy 3D wallpaper all under the same roof? They may sound like things you’d see in the home of an eccentric millionaire, but they were actually all spotted at the 2015 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. This year’s 165,000-square-foot show floor featured all the usual suspects from sleek sofas to high-end tables and luminous lighting, but there was a noticeable buzz around playful designs that put a smile on people’s faces.Come along as we check out some of our favorite fun and…
  • Going Shabby Chic: Trendy Manhattan Triplex Shows You How!

    Sherry Nothingam
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ever wondered about how to transform your home into a ‘shabby chic’ retreat that is both informal and yet distinctly urbane at the same time? As this lovely triplex in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City showcases, it is all about balance, restraint, imagination and a blend of exquisite natural textures. The result is a lovely home that looks as if it is not trying too hard to fit in and still manages to get it absolutely right both in terms of aesthetics and ergonomics. Designed by Tara Benet Design, this exclusive triplex also manages to add a healthy dose of Scandinavian…
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    Leovan Design

  • Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 May 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Eco-friendly, sustainable, and environmentally friendly gardening promotes a healthy lifestyle, decreases negative environmental effects on the planet, and reduces your environmental footprint. Here are some eco-friendly gardening tips to use in your garden: Design a garden that fits your environment, climate, and location by planting plants that are native to your region. Native
  • Spring Gardening Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Spring garden maintenance prepares your garden for the spring and the summer growing seasons. Spring is the perfect time to complete gardening tasks such as cleaning your yard, preparing your lawn for summer, and planting your new flowers, vegetable plants, trees, and shrubs. Here is a checklist to follow when you are preparing your garden for the spring and the summer growing
  • Spring Home Maintenance Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Spring maintenance protects your investment in your home, keeps your property well maintained, and helps prevent potential problems before they occur if you are trying to sell your home in the near future.  Here is a spring maintenance checklist to prepare your home for the summer season: Interior Spring Maintenance: Test your smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide
  • Formal Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Formal interior design style is intended to attract attention and to be impressive. It has a few similar characteristics with the traditional interior design style but opposite characteristics with the casual interior design style. Formal interior design style is found in commercial establishments, residential homes, elegant hotels, and historical buildings such as Buckingham Palace and
  • Master Bedroom Feng Shui

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    Feng shui master bedroom interior design promotes a harmonious flow of physical and healthful energy. Good feng shui in the master bedroom helps you get a relaxing night’s sleep, feel in control, escape from the stress of everyday life, and make passionate love. Follow these feng shui tips to promote rest, relaxation, sensuality, and harmony in your master bedroom: Create a calm master
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    Decor Girl

  • Memorial Day: RememberIng Those Who Fought

    Decor Girl
    23 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    On Memorial Day I celebrate a relative who fought in the Civil War, was in Gettysburg and made a difference. Read More
  • Like Wood? Maybe You Should Stik It!

    Decor Girl
    19 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    Create amazing real wood surfaces without the frustration and mess of hammer, nails, or a great big saw. This is a great DIY product to transform a room. Read More
  • What Is An Interior Trend To Embrace?

    Decor Girl
    12 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Learn what makes an interior trend real or a fake and what trends are worth your money. Read More
  • Do You Live In The Modern House Of Stuff?

    Decor Girl
    5 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    I'd like to encourage you to move on from a modern house full of stuff and into a modern home of interior beauty and peace. Declutter and downsize to interior bliss. Read More
  • Not Funny: 7 Wall Color Mistakes To Avoid

    Decor Girl
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Here's a list of the seven common wall color mistakes to avoid. Unfortunately the funny photos are real and from homes currently offered for sale, yikes! Read More
 
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: Beech

    Nicola
    5 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    For many people with dreams of homeownership, hardwood flooring is seen as a deal breaker. Some people will look for homes that have pre-existing hardwood flooring, while others will want to replace their current flooring with wooden flooring after buying their home. Hardwood flooring gives your home a touch of class, luxury and classic style, as well as adding considerable value to your property, should you ever wish to sell. Homeowners have more choice than ever before when it comes to choosing the right flooring for their home. Continuing in our series of explaining some of the key…
  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: Oak

    Nicola
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    At Just Wood, we pride ourselves on knowing pretty much everything there is to know about hardwood. We’ve spent many years building this knowledge and having it gives us the confidence to give the best possible advice to our customers when it comes to choosing the right hardwood flooring for them. Understanding the properties of different types of hardwood is a major advantage when it comes to choosing which is best for a specific room or home. To help you in your search for the right hardwood, we’ve put together a hardwood flooring factsheet, looking at some interesting facts…
  • Customising your hardwood floor

    Nicola
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
    Hardwood floors are often seen as a statement piece for your home – people’s eyes will instantly be drawn towards them. With an ever increasing selection of different types of wood available for your flooring, you can easily find something to suit your specific tastes. Hardwood flooring will add a touch of luxury and classic style to your home, but what about if you want to add a little something extra? Well, luckily there are a few different things you can do to customise your hardwood flooring, helping it to stand out even more.   Add a finish of wax or varnish One of the…
  • Decorating a room with walnut flooring

    Nicola
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    Walnut has always been a popular choice for those looking at hardwood flooring, as it is incredibly hard and durable, meaning it will last a lifetime. It is not just its strength that gives it such popularity though, walnut is a beautiful variety of wood. Naturally dark in colour, with natural lines, rings and knots found in the graining, walnut adds a feeling of warmth and character to whatever room you have it fitted in. When it comes to decorating your room, due to the inherent beauty of walnut flooring, many people will opt for a minimalist approach. Minimalism has been a popular interior…
  • Restoring your parquet floor

    Nicola
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    For people who like the appeal of hardwood flooring, but want something a little bit different and truly unique, parquet flooring is a popular choice. Parquet flooring is made by cutting wood into tiles or blocks and then arranging these blocks into various geometric patterns, such as a herringbone or basket weave pattern. You can use just about any type of wood for a parquet floor, which means you can choose something to suit your taste as well as your budget! But like with any type of flooring, over time your parquet floor can become worn or damaged. It could be that you’ve moved into…
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    Home Stratosphere

  • Decadent “Alte Wollgarnfabrik” Old Yarn Factory Loft Project by BERLINRODEO

    longerdays
    27 May 2015 | 10:57 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the Decadent “Alte Wollgarnfabrik” Old Yarn Factory Loft Project by BERLINRODEO. As the title implies, this space was an old yarn factory in Berlin that has been overhauled and re-envisioned as loft spaces. Small subtleties like the exposed brickwork in the living room and cathedral-like ceilings in the bathroom, made possible by the historically tall floor spaces within the yarn factory, remind the viewer of the history in this space and invites you to embrace it. The floor to ceiling window spaces supply a bright tone to the rooms and accentuate…
  • Amazing Renovated Mid-Century Water Tower Chateau d’eau by BHAM Design Studio

    longerdays
    27 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the fantastic Chateau d’eau designed by the fantastic Bham Design Studio. In the midst of the flat, golden Belgian plains is a water tower built between 1938 and 1941. Originally built for the nearby village of Steenokkerzeel, the water tower was used by the Nazis during World War II. The water tower was finally taken out of service in the early 1990s, and was listed in 2004 as a protected heritage site. The building was bought by a couple who then hired Bham Design Studio to renovate the interior into a single-family home and restore the exterior to its…
  • Distinguished Contemporary Butterton Project By LLI Design

    longerdays
    27 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the distinguished contemporary Butterton Project, a home by LLI Design. LLI was hired to complete a total redesign of the ground floor of a very recently built house in Buckinghamshire, UK. The clients, a young couple with two children, wanted a look that was both thoroughly modern and comfortably practical. The family had purchased the house new, but came to realize that it did not fulfill their needs as well as hoped. In the original layout, with a family and kitchen room at the back of the house overlooking the garden, a separate dining room at the…
  • Dynamic Curva Renovation by LSA Architects

    longerdays
    26 May 2015 | 5:47 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the dynamic Curva Renovation project, a home design by LSA Architects. This Australian based design company builds and renovates homes with the unique ideals of individuals in mind. Each home is built to consider the lifestyle of the homeowner. This astonishing home in particular lives up to its name with unusual rounded walls and floors. A renovation of an existing house, this home starts from a brilliant brick building, and develops into a curved masterpiece. From the front it appears to hold years of history with its shuttered windows and Spanish tile…
  • Nature Inspired Cape Mansions Project by PplusP Designers

    longerdays
    26 May 2015 | 2:29 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring a nature inspired Cape Mansions Home by PplusP Designers in Hong Kong. Recycled materials played a large role when sourcing the material for this home, with much of the furniture being crafted with this specific location in mind. This is especially evident in the living and dining areas, where both the table and dining chairs have been hand crafted from locally sourced materials, adding to the Arcadian quality of the home.  Floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors give the viewer a breathtaking view of the surrounding coastline. Exposed blockwood in the…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • 2 Tips for Lower Cost Dining Room Furniture

    Donna Hoffman
    14 May 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Need dining room furniture, but can’t afford the quality you want? Here are 2 great ideas for keeping your budget down when buying dining room furniture. Let me know what you think of these tips. We’d love to hear your comments or questions! The post 2 Tips for Lower Cost Dining Room Furniture appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
  • Design Giggles – Who Put the “FU” in Furniture?

    Donna Hoffman
    8 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on...   About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous results when decorating your own home, or hiring the right contractors.” The results are people get that more beautiful home,…
  • How to Recut an Ugly Sofa

    Donna Hoffman
    7 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on... So listen, I’m the girl who was very nicely asked to stay out of a wood shop in college and was told, not once but twice and in two different sewing workrooms, “Thanks but no thanks. Please look but don’t touch.” My talent is clearly in designing things, not in the actual “making” of things. So in this blog post, what I want you to know is not HOW to recut a sofa physically, but that you CAN recut a sofa, with a talented upholstery professional. This blog will be the saving grace for you if you inherited a chair or sofa that is truly ugly, yet one that you hold…
  • Design Giggles: Furniture Order Hotline

    Donna Hoffman
    1 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on...   About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous results when decorating your own home, or hiring the right contractors.” The results are people get that more beautiful home,…
  • How to Get Rid of Home Envy

    Donna Hoffman
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on... Ever walk into a friend’s or acquaintance’s home and say to yourself, “This house is gorgeous! Why don’t I have that?” Envy no more! Here are some great tips to get the home you want.     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…
 
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    Chic California

  • How to Turn a Galvanized Bucket into a Vintage Olive Bucket

    chiccalifornia
    6 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    How to Turn a Galvanized Bucket into a Vintage Olive Bucket Everytime I walk into Target, I pay a fine. You know what I mean. You go in for one thing and leave with $200 worth of stuff you “need”. Most often you even forget to buy the thing you actually needed. I promise myself {Read More...} The post How to Turn a Galvanized Bucket into a Vintage Olive Bucket appeared first on Chic California.
  • Designer Insights With Chic California

    chiccalifornia
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Designer Insights With Chic California I was so excited when I was asked by Terry’s Fabrics to be a part of their Designer Insight Series. First, I was really inspired just reading some of the profiles of other designers/bloggers on their website. And then it was fun to answer their interview questions because it really {Read More...} The post Designer Insights With Chic California appeared first on Chic California.
  • Easy Guide To Using Milk Paint

    chiccalifornia
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Easy Guide to Using Milk Paint You all know that I love Milk Paint by now right? I’ve feel like I’ve done so many tutorials on painting furniture with it but I’ve never really put anything together all in one place. Until now……Here is your Easy Guide to Using Milk Paint.   I wanted you {Read More...} The post Easy Guide To Using Milk Paint appeared first on Chic California.
  • Mother’s Day Craft in a SNAP

    chiccalifornia
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Mother’s Day Craft in a SNAP Today I’m SO excited to be at SNAP Conference in Salt Lake City surrounded by 500 other talented crafty bloggers learning, creating, and celebrating the friendships we’ve made because of blogging! And to celebrate with you, I teamed up with Abbey from The Cards We Drew and a large {Read More...} The post Mother’s Day Craft in a SNAP appeared first on Chic California.
  • 25 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Vintage Home & Garden Lover

    chiccalifornia
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    25 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Vintage Home & Garden Lover I know we still have a few weeks until Mother’s Day but I’m feeling extra Mom-sy lately. I put together 25 gifts for the Mom that loves Vintage Style. I know that includes me and I’m pretty sure that includes you too! I tried {Read More...} The post 25 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Vintage Home & Garden Lover appeared first on Chic California.
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  • DL Apartment by Kababie Arquitectos

    Jessica
    27 May 2015 | 2:03 am
    DL Apartment is a private home designed by Kababie Arquitectos. The elegant 2,906-square-foot home is located in Interlomas, Mexico City, Mexico. DL Apartment by Kababie Arquitectos: “It is the result of understanding the client in different aspects: their precious belongings and travel. The public area is divided by a fireplace, lit and covered with natural stone that integrates living and dining room wall. The rest of the walls that make..More...
  • Villa Von Stein by Philipp Architekten GmbH

    Jessica
    27 May 2015 | 1:10 am
    Villa Von Stein is a private home located in Frankfurt, Germany. Completed in 2014, it was designed by Philipp Architekten GmbH. Villa Von Stein by Philipp Architekten GmbH: “On a gently sloping corner lot in a grown residential area in Frankfurt, Germany, a house was to be designed, offering the owners both a maximum of privacy as well as a high degree of openness. The clients described their dream of..More...
  • Apartment by the Tuscan Coast by Carlo Pecorini

    Magaly
    27 May 2015 | 12:04 am
    Apartment by the Tuscan Coast is a remodeling project completed by Carlo Pecorini. The home is located in San Vincenzo, Italy. Apartment by the Tuscan Coast by Carlo Pecorini: “The new interior of this classic apartment, located in San Vincenzo, Italy, was designed by Carlo Pecorini. The building was constructed in the 1800s and is located close to the beautiful Tuscan coastline. The new space was designed giving great importance..More...
  • Domesticated Nature by Mood Works

    Magaly
    26 May 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Domesticated Nature is a private residence designed by Mood Works. Located in Poznan, Poland, the home covers an area of 6,458 square feet. Photos by: Rafal LipskiMore...
  • The Edge House by Studio Omerta

    Magaly
    26 May 2015 | 2:22 am
    The Edge House is a private residence located in Athens, Greece. It was designed by Studio Omerta. The Edge House by Studio Omerta: “Edge House is an impressive family residence located on a prominent site, offering breathtaking views from the living spaces. A stunning example of contemporary architecture, the combination of curvatures in the walls and floor to ceiling transparencies together with the influx of natural light, provided the main..More...
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    InteriorZine.com

  • Rhodos Restaurant

    Vania
    27 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    Rhodos Restaurant is a fresh new place designed by Dimitris and Chris Papaefstathiou, it is located in the historic city center of Deurne, Greece. Read the rest of Rhodos Restaurant originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Fresh and Full with Light RP House

    Vania
    27 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    Lately, Chile is stepping on to the world’s architectural scene with come very refreshing and natural design projects – would you like to see one?  The crisp atmosphere, clear lines, light and bright materials and structures, textures that provoke cozy and welcoming feelings – altogether a fresh and full with light space. This, in a nutshell, is the project of CMA Arquitectos located at the foot of Lake Vichuquén – an elegant, contemporary and dynamic project with an earthly charm and unforgettable details. Read the rest of Fresh and Full with Light RP House originally posted on…
  • Still Life by Laura Jones

    Vania
    26 May 2015 | 10:16 am
    Vintage looking flowers, graphic lines and patterns, romantic porcelain and glassware all this can be found in still life of Sydney based painter Laura Jones. Read the rest of Still Life by Laura Jones originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Very Brazilian Relaxed and Cozy Home

    Vania
    26 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Very Brazilian, relaxed and cozy home, where natural light enters freely during panoramic windows alongside to a park. The concept of architect Leo Romano for the apartment of 419 m², in the Marist Sector, in Goiania. Read the rest of Very Brazilian Relaxed and Cozy Home originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Modernist Brutalism of the Row Concrete at Maison Le Cap

    Vania
    25 May 2015 | 8:28 am
    Do you like the light romantic spirit of the French Mediterranean coast, the freshness and elegance of the minimalistic approach towards the decor and the cozy merger between the natural elements of the architectural construct and the surrounding landscape? If you do, this project of Pascal Grasso Architectures will capture and mesmerize you like it did us. Harmoniously nested between the steep slopes and the typical for the region vegetation the construction of this house consist of rectangular cubes in modernistic style that combine with ingenuity natural elements of the surrounding mineral…
 
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    Trendoffice

  • Good Deals for Good Design

    trendoffice
    27 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    Made in Design are having spring exclusive sale - some deals with up to 50% off! And since it is just the beginning of the hot summer season, I will start my selection with something very useful... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A new trend: see-through furniture enjoys a revival

    trendoffice
    23 May 2015 | 12:31 am
    According to an interesting article in FT.com see-through furniture enjoys a revival and that shows our need for transparency. " April’s Salone del Mobile, the Milan furniture... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Modern Luxury - ICFF (16-19 May)

    trendoffice
    20 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    ...seems to be more timeless than modern :) Obviously iconic designs will continue to fascinate us even decades after their creation. Like this one: the D.154.2 armchairThis is a rendition by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Laundry Room helpers

    trendoffice
    19 May 2015 | 4:14 am
    Even housekeeping duties — like cleaning, folding and ironing — can be performed with pleasure and in a stimulating envireonment :) Especially if you elevate these mundane weekly duties with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • WordPlay at London’s Clerkenwell Design Week

    trendoffice
    18 May 2015 | 2:26 am
    This is an outdoor display of typography design by Clerkenwell-based company Monotype - "bringing type to life and celebrating its influence on our world." sourceI like very much this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Most Pinned This Week!

    Cat How
    26 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    Every week we aim to bring you some of the images that our followers on Pinterest have most loved from our boards. This week (w/c May 18th) this playful take on a lady in a bath by Saul Steinberg got lots of you pinning – and we can see why! Such a great concept. We love. #mostpinned #saulsteinberg The post Most Pinned This Week! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Most Pinned This Week!

    Cat How
    21 May 2015 | 1:35 am
    Every week we aim to bring you an image we’ve found that our followers over on Pinterest have taken a particular shine to. This week: Cross Stitch Street Craft by Les Duez’Bro… #textilegraffitti #mostpinned The post Most Pinned This Week! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Colour Palette Edit: 006

    Cat How
    20 May 2015 | 7:04 am
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  • Our New Bitossi Plate Range!

    Rog How
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
      http://www.howkapow.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Parisienne-Dinner-Plates2.m4v We love colour over at Howkapow… but we also love white too. The best, clearly, is a combination of both! Our new Bitossi plate range combine all these elements: shop our Bitossi Plate Range here! The post Our New Bitossi Plate Range! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • For The Love Of… Staplers!

    Cat How
    13 May 2015 | 1:57 am
    1. Iguana Stapler by Anthropologie / 2. Pacman Stapler by Amazon / 3. Wooden Hippo Stapler by Switch Blade and Cookie (Etsy) / 4. Eleppi Staplers by Eleppi / 5. Grasshopper Stapler by Anthropologie / 6. Dalmatian Stapler by Anthropologie / 7. Chrome Plated Vintage Style Stapler in Orange by One Kings Lane / 8. Wooden Stapler by Urban Outfitters – chosen by Kayleigh Evans The post For The Love Of… Staplers! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
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  • Interior Captured by Romain Ricard

    Ieva
    26 May 2015 | 12:34 am
    Sometimes the ideas that you were looking for come up not while browsing through interior designer or architect portfolios, but more while looking through an amazing photography works of great photographers. And today you’ll see some of them from one of the best interior photographers – Romain Ricard. In our post it’s a mix of a few interiors Ricard is sharing on his portfolio website, and it’s definitely worth a look. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy our today’s set of images. Found on Romain Ricard Portfolio Website
  • Momo Grill By Ramūnas Manikas

    Ona
    24 May 2015 | 2:55 pm
    “Momo grill” is a small and cosy restaurant right in a centre of Klaipėda in Lithuania. This place offers a simple but professional menu.  So the interior represents this chef‘s idea of food culture . The space, designed by interior designer, graphic designer and photographer Ramūnas Manikas creates a modern, democratic atmosphere, that also is a clean place for chefs creations. In order to create o non-binding place, there was formed an open kitchen so when the restaurant is open you can see the kitchen staff working. For wall finishing designer used white glazed tiles, that…
  • Apartment in Paris by spamroom + LEAinvent

    Akvile
    24 May 2015 | 6:21 am
    The 19th Century 100 sqm family sized apartment in the 7th Arrondissement (Rue de Lille) of Paris has been newly refurbished to suit the needs of a Parisian based fashion designer and african art collector. The space, although primarily a private residence was conceived to be a social space where the designer could potentially host intimate industry events associated with her profession. The aim was to create two distinct areas: the first one more public, with living room, cooking space and guest bathroom and the second one more private, housing a master bedroom with dressing room, a guest…
  • Cliffs Impasse by Ziegler Antonin

    Ona
    22 May 2015 | 8:55 am
      Parisian architect  added the 60-square-metre reading room to an old stone house in Senneville-sur-Fécamp, a region on the coast of the English Channel in northern France. Antonin Ziegler   created this extension of a rural home located right at the seafront. The space works as a garage, library and study. The occupants feel cramped and not isolated enough. They desired a place where they can read, write, and dream. So Antonin Ziegler  was commissioned to design the extension – named Cliffs Impasse after the property’s clifftop location – to provide a home for the…
  • Going White with Norm Architects

    Ieva
    17 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
    With a grey clouded outside, there comes the urge to stay in a place filled with lots of natural light and simply colored with the lightest white. Some don’t like their place to be as minimal as possible, with little color and not a lot of cozy corners. I can’ t be precise but I saw one architect, who said that minimal style is joy for the eye, but it’s not suited for living. I, personally, agree to this statement, because I feel the same way. White and neutral simplistic homes and apartments are the most pleasant for my aesthetic, yet I’m not sure If I would feel…
 
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    Interioridea.net

  • 9 Home Office Designs with Skylights

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    27 May 2015 | 4:01 am
    Home Office is the place where you should be both relaxed and focused on your work, therefore it ought to have a good light and superb ventilation. The best source for good ventilation and natural sunlight is of course the skylights. Skylights is a perfect update for achieving an airy, relaxed and luminous ambiance in The post 9 Home Office Designs with Skylights appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 15 Airy and Beautiful Kitchen Designs with Skylights Best 15 Airy Bedrooms with Installed Skylights Top 9 Industrial Home Office Design Ideas
  • 10 Cool Bedrooms with Rustic Sliding Barn Doors

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    25 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    For everyone who strives to attain the charm of a farmhouse bedroom the sliding barn doors are just the perfect fit. The sliding barn doors will give your bedroom a new, rustic and cool touch and it will totally bring the aesthetic appearance to a whole new level. The rustic charm of the sliding barn The post 10 Cool Bedrooms with Rustic Sliding Barn Doors appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 8 Awe Inspiring Bedrooms with Ocean View 8 Farmhouse Inspired Bedroom Designs 13 Rustic Bedroom Design Ideas
  • 12 Shabby Chic Living Room Designs To Inspire

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    23 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    Shabby Chic style is a bland of neutral, most often white color scheme, natural materials and chic decorative finish, this style tends to reflect ultra relaxed and distressed ambiance with a classy and feminine glare. In case you want to attain a chic outlook in your living room, but you still want to keep the The post 12 Shabby Chic Living Room Designs To Inspire appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Feminine Feel in 11 Bold Living Room Designs 8 Living Room Designs with Delightful Feminine Charm 10 Super Chic Living Room Interior Design Ideas
  • 10 Beautiful Bathroom Designs With Glamorous Chandelier

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    21 May 2015 | 6:23 am
    Most often when people strive to create a neat and fresh bathroom they go over the top and choose only bathroom- appropriate materials which results with too sterile and cold appearance in the interior. To avoid that mistake we advice you to go bold and bring classy element in the bathroom such as a chandelier. The post 10 Beautiful Bathroom Designs With Glamorous Chandelier appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Charming Purple Bathroom Design Ideas 15 Beautiful Bathroom Interior Design Ideas 10 Beautiful Walk In Shower Design Ideas
  • Types of Modular Kitchen Designs

    interior.idea101@gmail.com
    19 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    Modular kitchens have been rising in popularity due to the extensive functionality and design flexibility they provide. Kitchen furnishing includes an array of elements including closets, racks, drawers,cabinets, tables, chairs, counter tops and many more. Only a modular kitchen design allows for all pervasive features put into a single room. Modular kitchens allow more floor The post Types of Modular Kitchen Designs appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Redesign your Kitchen with a Modular Kitchen 10 Amazing Mediterranean Kitchen Interior Design Ideas 9 Super-Cool Kitchen…
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  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – May 22

    Emma Harger
    22 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    This week at Lights Online, we looked at stylish ceiling fans for indoor and outdoor applications, since it’s gonna just keep getting hotter and you’ll want to be comfortable! Before we all head off to enjoy the Memorial Day long weekend, let’s enjoy 10 design inspirations spanning the globe! Alt Club from Freshome This very cool space is Alt Club in Romania, a members-only club for people in the IT and digital industries. It features a study, bar area, movie theater and game room, allowing people to network, hang out and unwind. To join Alt Club, prospective members need…
  • Great Indoor and Outdoor Ceiling Fans

    Emma Harger
    20 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    As the weather warms up, it’s time to think about adding or replacing ceiling fans to help keep you cool in style. Outdoor spaces are an especially great place to add ceiling fans so that the spaces become more usable and relaxing, even when it’s very hot outside! We rounded up some really stylish ceiling fans for indoor and outdoor use, so no matter what style you like or how big your space is, we’ll help you find your new favorite ceiling fan. Many people think ceiling fans look unappealing, but maybe fans like the Kichler Eads can help disprove that. This fan is…
  • New on Lights Online: Kalco

    Emma Harger
    15 May 2015 | 1:21 pm
    In addition to Allegri Crystal, we have also added Allegri’s parent company, Kalco! Our Kalco selection spans many different decor styles and includes lighting for every need–as well as home decor and furniture, too. Kalco draws its design inspirations from all over the world, as you will see in this roundup of intriguing fixtures. Note that the fixtures shown are generally part of a larger collection with other options such as different sizes and applications. Solana 6-light chandelier with frosted inner glass shades, clear outer glass shades and hand-wrought iron frames that…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – May 15

    Emma Harger
    15 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    Hey, it’s Friday! Even though I got back from my vacation on Wednesday, I do have 10 great design inspirations to offer you today so you can begin the weekend in style. Also, it’s your last chance to help us win an industry award! Voting for Residential Lighting’s Social Media Star award ends May 18 and all you need to do is hit like on this post. We appreciate your votes! Dot for Lumina from Dezeen No, this isn’t a UFO, but doesn’t it kind of look like one? This is Dot, designed by Foster + Partners for Lumina. Its sleek style features two discs–the larger…
  • New on Lights Online: Allegri Crystal

    Emma Harger
    5 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    We just added the stunning crystal lighting beauty of Allegri Crystal to our lineup at Lights Online. Allegri Crystal is a division of Kalco Lighting, a company with 35 years of industry experience, so you know you can count on them for expertise and quality! Whether you’re seeking a highly traditional design or looking to go contemporary, you can find Allegri collections to fit your needs. The crystal designs are mainly dressed in high-quality, machine cut and polished Firenze crystal, though many collections also offer Swarovski Elements crystals–and the high standards that come…
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    Rug Rats

  • Prestige Mills Pueblo Diamond Sisal – The Little Black Dress of Sisal!

    Sandy Henderson
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
     Prestige Mills Pueblo SisalIt’s everywhere! Just pick up a decorating magazine Stark Carpet calls is Natura, but it is the […] The post Prestige Mills Pueblo Diamond Sisal – The Little Black Dress of Sisal! appeared first on Rug Rats .
  • Custom Logo Rugs for Entrances, Walls, Floors and Gifts

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Custom Logo Mats – Entry & Floor Mats   Pick the ideal custom logo mat, and customize using a business logo […] The post Custom Logo Rugs for Entrances, Walls, Floors and Gifts appeared first on Rug Rats .
  • Guidelines for Creating Custom Logo Mats

    Sandy Henderson
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:06 am
    Custom Logo Entrance Mats really are an important addition for any workplace.Entrance mats are necessary to keep the entry into […] The post Guidelines for Creating Custom Logo Mats appeared first on Rug Rats .
  • Custom Rugs and Carpets – The Fifth Wall

    Sandy Henderson
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:40 am
     There is no better way to tie a rooms creative elements together than with a area rug or custom carpet.Every […] The post Custom Rugs and Carpets – The Fifth Wall appeared first on Rug Rats .
  • NEW Stanton Carpet Artisan Collection by Atelier

    Sandy Henderson
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    New Atelier carpet styles from Stanton is the Artisan Collection.  A Beautiful printed hand carved nylon cut pile carpet.  These […] The post NEW Stanton Carpet Artisan Collection by Atelier appeared first on Rug Rats .
 
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    Iron & Magnolia

  • Pssst….got blue? The Blue Designer Secret

    Debra James
    27 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    Iron & Magnolia Pssst….got blue? When asked to write about designer secrets I was at a loss. Most of what I do is not that easily explained, it’s just instinct for me, not a thing I can easily verbalize, I just do it. Then for some reason I remembered something my first interior design professor told me a […] Continue Reading... The post Pssst….got blue? The Blue Designer Secret appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • 6 Tried and True (Frugalista) Designer Tricks

    Nikki Green
    26 May 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Iron & Magnolia Looking for designer tricks? You’re in the right place! Let’s get to it! Designer Tricks #1: Break up sets of furniture Sometimes it’s more cost effective to buy a set of furniture instead of the individual pieces. And even though it goes against my most fundamental design philosophy, I get it. So if you must […] Continue Reading... The post 6 Tried and True (Frugalista) Designer Tricks appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • Why SEO Doesn’t Work For You (Hint: It’s You)

    Alycia Wicker
    20 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Iron & Magnolia Before I even give you the SEO tips for interior designers that actually work, we need to talk. Using keywords to boost your interior design website SEO isn’t something that you just wing. Like did you try it for a hot minute? It’s not like you can just “try” SEO. The most common comment I’ve […] Continue Reading... The post Why SEO Doesn’t Work For You (Hint: It’s You) appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • The 5 Best Interior Design Blog Lies You Actually Believe

    Alycia Wicker
    19 May 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Iron & Magnolia Maybe you think that you’ll never have the BEST interior design blog, so why even bother? I mean there’s like a bazillion interior design blogs out there and it’s not like we need another one. Wrong! We need more awesome interior design blogs. There are a lot of boring ass blogs out there. And beyond […] Continue Reading... The post The 5 Best Interior Design Blog Lies You Actually Believe appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • Home Office Inspiration

    Alycia Wicker
    18 May 2015 | 6:58 am
    Iron & Magnolia Continue Reading... The post Home Office Inspiration appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Home Remodeling Services Remain in Demand as Housing Sales Increase

    caitlink
    26 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    The age-old law of supply and demand is very active in the home improvement market. The purchase of homes has increased as the country continues its way back up from the recession, but there are also obstacles (primarily economic) that are preventing a full force housing boom. While nothing is guaranteed, it is safe to say that where there is a home, there may be the need for remodeling services of some kind or other. Home improvement is therefore more or less on an even track as this week’s blog explains. The outlook for the future of home sales is a bit divided. Affordability is an…
  • Kitchen Organization Hacks You Can’t Live Without

    caitlink
    21 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    The word “hack” is thought of in a bad way most of the time – from lousy professional service to illegally getting into a computer’s system. A lesser known (but more positive) definition of “hack” is “a clever solution to a tricky problem.” That’s the topic of this week’s Granite Transformations blog – a few creative “hacks” that are clever solutions to any tricky kitchen organization projects you may have going on. Getting Organized… We begin with basic organization. Most of us, at one time or another, take our kitchen space for granted. Everything we need is just…
  • The Hottest Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

    MBecchi
    18 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    Granite Transformations tours the kitchen for this week’s blog. If you are wondering about what kitchen design ideas and services are out there, then relax (maybe even at your kitchen table), and read on. What makes the kitchen setting in the spring season actually enjoyable is that we can cook and bake at a more leisurely pace, as opposed to Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, where we rush around with the pressure of having many dishes prepared (piping hot) all at once. And, as it is spring, this is a time of year when people tend to consider updating or replacing their kitchen. If you…
  • Tremendous 2015 Bathroom Design Trends

    caitlink
    12 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    Spring is officially in full swing, and that yearly ritual known as “Spring Cleaning” is being practiced far and wide. This is the time of year for change; for getting rid of the old and making way for the new. This desire for change takes home improvement projects into account as well. For this week, the professionals here at Granite Transformations will offer several topics that we’ve collected on bathroom upgrades. So, the question for this week’s blog is: “Bathroom makeover, anyone?” Since late last year, there has been speculation as to what the most popular bathroom design…
  • Pamper Your Mom This Mother’s Day with These Special Gift Ideas

    MBecchi
    6 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    With Mother’s Day right around the corner, show Mom your love and appreciation by giving her the day off and treating her to a day she’ll never forget. For the best Mother’s Day idea for your Mom, first give some thought of what you think she would want most. What would make her feel special? Here are a few fun and easy ideas to let your mom know how much she means to you: Brunch or Dinner at Home. Giving Mom a break from the kitchen is one of the most appreciated gestures you can do for her. Restaurants are notorious for being overcrowded on Mother’s Day and the dining experience is…
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    whim-inspired.com

  • Decorating With “Provence France” Simplicity

    Kimberly Edwards
    22 May 2015 | 3:13 am
    “South Of France Casual Entertaining Is Bringing The Indoors Outside To Your Sunny Porch” “Warm & Inviting With Country French Classic Touches, Definitely The Heart Of This Home” “French Country Decor Is About Mixing The Outdoor Elements With Subtle Textures And Traditional Classics”  [ “Country Chic In Pink With Traditional & Rustic Blended Charmingly!” “Cool & Contemporary Meets Shabby Chic With A French Twist” “Keep It Simple With Added Pops Of Color For Fun!” “Classic Touches Are Mixed With…
  • “South Of France Outdoor Inspirations”

    Kimberly Edwards
    14 May 2015 | 12:26 am
    “Dreamy Balcony For Having Your Morning Coffee Or Tea! This Could Be Created In Your Own Space! Loved The Arbor With Climbing Wisteria For That Intimate Feeling!” “The French Really Know How To Create A Charm Filled Outdoor Living Space! So Inviting! “I Want This Look And Feeling For My Courtyard! Matte Galvanized Tub Repurposed As A Planter, Is The Star Of This French Garden” “Who Could Resist The Feeling Of This Secret Garden Paradise? Pure Heaven! This Is What I Dream About!” “Dreaming Of Your Summer In The South Of France? I Think This Says…
  • “Hawaiian Vintage Repurposed”

    Kimberly Edwards
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:13 pm
    “A Visual Fun And Cheerful Aloha Greeting From “Muumuu Heaven” Is What Awaits You At The Entrance Of The T Galleria In Waikiki”. “This Says It All, What A Fabulous Statement” “What A Dynamic Color Combination In This Bold Printed Pillow, Looking So Lovely Paired With The Freshness Of The Wicker Chair And Simple Graphic Print Seat” “A Closer Look At The Goodies That “Muumuu Heaven” Had On Display At Their Enchanting Entrance” “One Of The Many Vintage T’s That Muumuu Heaven Had For Sale At Their Pop-up…
  • “Pacific Grove Antiques” Spring Treasures

    Kimberly Edwards
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    “Aged To Perfection! Everything Here Is Contrasted Beautifully With The Warm Wood Of This Sweetly Carved Antique Chair With Very Old English Style Fabric On Seat” “Yummy Spring Bouquet At “Pacific Grove Antiques” Making Everything Look More Inviting!” “Gorgeous Vintage Collectables Mixed To Perfection With Their Silver Partners” “I Was So Tempted To Buy This Enchanting Statue, It Really Moved Me Emotionally! This Is Why I Come To This Shop! Exceptional Beauty!” “Who Could Resist This Vintage Wedding Topper? So Timeless and…
  • “Beautifying Your Bookshelves For Spring”

    Kimberly Edwards
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    “This Has All My Favorite Ingredients For Some Springtime Fun! Playfulness Meets Yummy Soft Shades With A Dreamy Watercolor Art Book As A Background” “Blue Meets Botanical Loveliness, With A Delightfully Fresh But Also Classic Feeling, That Is Always Timeless!” “This Display Is In My Treasured “Secretary Desk” That I Have Owned Since I Was 18 Years Old. Youthful Innocence Is Reflected Here In My Beatrix Potter Collection & My Very First Vintage Finds Mixed With A Charming Easter Chick!” “More Treasures Displayed In My Secretary Desk.
 
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    Kitchen Solvers Franchise » Blog

  • 2 Kitchen Solvers Services Clients Often Overlook

    ksfadmin
    26 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    While it isn’t much to complain about, one of the challenges that the Kitchen Solvers team has faced as part of a full-service bath and kitchen franchise has been informing the public about all we have to offer. Throughout the course of a busy day filled with new information, the human brain simplifies, labels, and compartmentalize to maximize retention and organization, but understanding all that Kitchen Solvers has to offer requires a higher level of thought. Since 1982, Kitchen Solvers bath and kitchen franchises have been helping homeowners realize their dreams and live better. Though…
  • How the Housing Market Can Add Value to Your Kitchen Remodeling Franchise

    ksfadmin
    11 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    For those on the inside of the Kitchen Solvers home refinishing franchise, business has been booming lately! In fact, it has been booming for a long time – over forty years to be exact! While other industry players come and go, Kitchen Solvers just keeps on growing. Other companies might looked at our franchise team and wonder why the business powers-that-be seem to favor Kitchen Solvers. For Kitchen Solvers specifically, that answer lies in the fact that we are a full-service home refinishing franchise suite, helping home owners with everything from the first design draft to the final…
  • Exploring the True Value of Kitchen Solvers Kitchen Remodeling Franchise

    ksfadmin
    6 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    The true value of Kitchen Solvers home improvement franchise is in their proven reputation. This should be obvious – it is evidenced by a forty-plus year legacy spent leaving home owners wowed by their kitchen and bathroom remodeling results, at a very affordable price. But why are one company’s reputation and proven results so highly-valued in such a well-populated industry? Surely there are other options out there? The shrinking accountability of the Internet Era Frankly, as we move deeper into the Internet age of information accessibility, it seems as though we are moving deeper…
  • Why Hiring a Cabinet Refacing Business for your Remodel Makes Sense

    ksfadmin
    5 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    We are currently entering what many pop culture commentators would call a post-reality TV era, but it seems like nobody told this to the flood of reality TV shows still cluttering up the airwaves. Among them, home remodeling reality TV shows might be the most damaging kinds out there. In a classic case of monkey-see, monkey-do, thousands of inspired amateur re-modelers have gotten themselves into remodeling messes after TV taught them that swinging a hammer and sawing planks apart is all it really takes. When it comes to kitchen, bathroom, or cabinet-centric home remodeling, you really should…
  • Ever Thought About What Type of Kitchen Would Suit Your Needs

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  • The Pink Chair with Komal Sandhu

    Shruti Verma
    26 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Sometimes, the trigger to finding your calling in life can lie within a store’s window display. When Komal Sandhu walked past the Hunter furniture store in New Zealand, a colourful chair sitting in the store window caught her eye. With the chair from the window display captured in her mind, she closed the chapter on her sales and marketing background to dive into the design and set up the Bangalore based chair design studio, “The Pink Chair”. The Pink Chair concentrates solely on chair forms where Komal custom designs and manufactures them to make each piece unique. The…
  • Cool Blue Interior Design Ideas

    Shruti Verma
    24 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Blue is a tricky colour to work with when it comes to residential interior design. Blue is a cooling colour that when used well can make a room feel cool but if used incorrectly can give the room a clinical or sad tone. To use blue in your interior design colour scheme it should be paired with complementary warm colours to get a balanced finish.   Using Blue in Living Room Designs From navy blue to teal, a blue colour scheme can give living room designs calm, clean and classic appeal. Apart from upholstery on furniture, curtains and floor coverings, blue can also be a part of your living…
  • Top 5 Beach Themed Interior Design Weekend Projects

    Shruti Verma
    21 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Sun and sand always go together so it is inevitable for us to turn towards the beach for désign inspiration in these summer months. A house by the beach is something many of us wish for but even if you’re home is an apartment on the 23rd floor of a sky scraper in Mumbai or a bungalow in land locked Bangalore, you can always bring the beach home with a few DIY projects. Bring out the sea shells you collected from the beaches of Goa and let’s get started.   Candles Beautiful to look at, easy to make Image courtesy: artistneelima Sea shells are very versatile and can…
  • Interior Design Tips for a Weekend Home away from Mumbai

    Shruti Verma
    19 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Space is usually the biggest constraint when it comes to residential interior design in cities like Mumbai and Bangalore. This makes designing the interiors of a farmhouse or weekend home like those in Alibaug so much more fun since these project spaces are usually quite large. Interior design for farmhouses or vacation homes tends to be informal spaces that encourage lounging around and relaxation. If we had to design a farmhouse in Alibaug here’s what we would do.   Open Floor Plan Awas by Amit Bapat When it comes to weekend homes, the lesser the number of walls, the better it…
  • Home Interior Design with the Spirit of Goa

    Shruti Verma
    17 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Come summer and everyone’s pack a suitcase and booked a ticket to Goa. Along with a tan and sand in your shoes, there are a few things you should bring back with you to give your home décor a Goan touch. With bits of summer Goa reflecting in your home interior design, the calming yet holiday spirit of the state will always seem within reach.   Mother of Pearl Chandeliers Light up your decor Image credit: walldecorsource An exquisite mother of pearl chandelier will make not only a beautiful statement piece above your dining table but can also fit into your interior design…
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  • Bloggers at Home: with London's Sarah Akwisombe

    26 May 2015 | 11:08 pm
    So it's unofficially London week on the blog!  On Monday I featured an interview with Jonas Almgren, CEO of London based online art dealer, Artfinder, who shared with us 3 great tips for selecting artwork for your home.  Now we're showcasing the home of London interior designer, Sarah Akwisombe!   I am loving the mod elements in Sarah's home design along with the balance achieved with her
  • Artist Spotlight with Artfinder CEO

    25 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Today I'm pleased to introduce an exciting segment featuring Artfinder.com, a London-based online fine art vendor selling artwork from around the world.  This website has the most extensive collection of fine art, available for purchase globally including the United States. This multi-part Artfinder collaboration will showcase 3 Artfinder artists over the
  • Bloggers at Home: Nicole Regan

    22 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    Today we have a great interview with Nicole Regan of the awesome Chicago blog Cedar & Rush!  I'm originally from Chicago, so I've been especially excited about this week's feature  You'll enjoy this cozy home tour along with Nicole's expert tips for a fun outing in Chicago! Jacquin: Hi Nicole!  Thanks for this interview!  Please introduce yourself for the wonderful readers out there.
  • Let's Talk About Stripes!

    20 May 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Let's talk about STRIPES!  Stripes are quite versatile, especially when paired with the right accessories. And you don't have to be limited to vertical stripes, either.  Stripes can read contemporary like in the Australian designer Greg Natale's room below, or look traditional and even nautical. Let's explore! Greg Natale Design, The Design Chaser I really enjoy the Bohemian look
  • A Global Recipe: Korean-Style Beef Short Ribs

    18 May 2015 | 6:22 am
    Today I'm pleased to formally introduce the amazingly talented Brooke Fedigan of Be Fed Again blog as the new Food Contributor for Interiors by Jacquin.  Brooke will share one of her many well-executed recipes with us once a month.  So, since you'll be hearing a lot more from Brooke, I thought it would be proper to give her a full introduction!  Be Fed Again blog features home renovation
 
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  • 5 Kitchen Upgrades with the Most Bang for Your Buck

    Erin Davis
    1 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    “Show me the kitchen!” Ever burst into an open house and shouted this? OK, you were probably a bit more restrained, but most of us feel this way. After all, kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms to home buyers. If a house looks great but has an outdated kitchen, buyers won’t […]
  • The Best Paint Colors for Every Room in the House

    Erin Davis
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Have you ever lost sleep over paint chips? Scrutinized a paint swatch in morning, afternoon, and evening light? Picked a paint color, only to second-guess yourself? Then you know how hard it is to choose paint colors. I wish I could tell you the perfect color for every room. But as color psychologist Angela Wright […]
  • Featured in Good Housekeeping

    Erin Davis
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:34 pm
    7 Big Mistakes You Make Lighting Your Home 3. You forget about where shadows might fall. Place a light in the wrong spot, and you could create more of a problem than a solution. “In bathroom, try sconces on either side of the mirror, instead of a single light above.” says Erin Davis, of Mosaik […]
  • How to Organize Your Home Room by Room

    Erin Davis
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Ugh, stuff. No matter how much you clean, tidy, and declutter, it seems to creep back in. Clutter messes with your peace of mind and overall aesthetic. According to the age old design philosophy Feng Shui, our home and therefore clutter is an extension of ourselves. By taking control of the clutter and releasing it […]
  • Home, Kitchen, & Bathroom Design Trends 2015

    Erin Davis
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Here at Mosaik Design & Remodeling, we’re excited it’s 2015. A new year means hope and possibility. Specifically, it’s a fresh start to tackle those areas of your home you’re less than thrilled with. Whether you have plans to remodel or just dabble in design, you’ll want to know what trends are in for this […]
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  • How did you celebrate the May Bank Holiday?

    model131
    27 May 2015 | 2:55 am
    [NEW YORK] How did you celebrate the May Bank Holiday? If you did of course! Many people use Bank Holidays as a time for a last minute get away for a long weekend, a time to perhaps rent a cottage or long boat and head to the country with friends and family, to recharge the […]
  • Can you hear the lessons of the river?

    model131
    20 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    [OH! AQUA] Can you hear the lessons of the river? Have you ever thought of stopping to listen to the river?  In his novel, Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse, German-born Swiss poet and novelist, tells us that the river represents life. His story is based on the young Siddhartha (who became the Buddha) who leaves his family […]
  • SATURN from dusk till dawn! When else?

    model131
    13 May 2015 | 3:46 am
    SATURN from dusk till dawn! When else? May is a good time to see planets in the night sky and in the middle of the month it will seem as if you can reach out and touch the rings of the planet Saturn. Since Galileo Galilei discovered them with his telescope in 1610 they have […]
  • How safe and remarkable is your lighting?

    model131
    6 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    [VULCANONE] How safe and remarkable is your lighting? How safe is nature’s lighting, its spectacular volcanoes? Are they all bad news? The Calbuco volcano in Chile has erupted for the third time in just over a week (as at end April 2015) after lying dormant for some forty years or so. People living in towns […]
  • Lighting is like an ice-cream cone – enjoy it one lick at a time

    model131
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:16 am
    Lighting is like an ice-cream cone – enjoy it one lick at a time How do you think about lighting; do you regard it as simple functionality, lighting up or dimming down? Lighting needs to serve a purpose, or it is simply a waste of electricity. Lighting, like flowers, transforms a home, business or care […]
 
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  • Shelf Ideas For The Modern Man Cave

    Eric Pangburn
    27 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Modern Man Cave Shelf Ideas Shelves are essential components of any living space, and they can be just as useful in a condominium as they would be in a townhome. Ideally suited for storing books and magazines, shelves can also be used to display curios, figurines, and any other interesting or collectible items. Shelves serve a number of important functions. They can help you use space more efficiently and keep your things more organized. Shelving systems should therefore be designed and constructed in a way that addresses these specific functions. That being said, there are ways to address…
  • Best Russian Dash Cam Videos 2015

    Eric Pangburn
    25 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    As a form of sousveillance, Russia has implemented onboard cameras known as dashcams. Dashcams mounted on rearview mirrors or dashboards became popular methods of proving insurance fraud and showing police corruption. These cameras provide video documentation of accidents and just plain ridiculous happenings. To read more about dashcams head over to Wikipedia   Cartoons Gone Bad     It’s hard to understand who threw the first punch, but what we do know is that watching four cartoon characters beat a man in an angry rage is hilarious.   The angry driver speeds and pulls…
  • Dudeliving On The Comfort Of Living

    Eric Pangburn
    20 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    We are sharing #TheIndisposables in our life as part of a Schick® Xtreme3® sponsored series for Socialstars. A lot of men are conditioned not to expect comfort. After all, we are the providers, the hunters, and the hardy pioneers, and comfort is not only an unnecessary luxury–it can actually be a hindrance in many situations. And yet, comfort is something that we all inherently seek. Whether to take us back to our childhoods or simply to provide some respite from a harsh and uncaring world, we do get our share of comfort from time to time. Interestingly enough, comfort can take on many…
  • 10 Grill Cheese Sandwhiches, each Equaling a Unique Version of Perfection

    Ibropalic
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Best Grill Cheese Sandwich Recipes of 2015 Comfort foods come in many forms, but perhaps one of the all time favorites around the world is the grilled cheese sandwich. This traditional treat is one of those entrees’ that is often altered according to taste and terrain. Favored ingredients alter according to what is available in the area, with diners changing up varieties of cheese, bread, and other optional additives. For the versatility and taste bud pleasure of all, we have decided to feature 10 variations of grill cheese sandwiches, each equaling a complete unique version of perfection:…
  • The Coolest Cooler Around This Summer

    Eric Pangburn
    18 May 2015 | 9:00 am
      When a cooler raises $13.3 million in a Kickstarter campaign, you start to wonder. What’s so special about this cooler? The Coolest cooler is a far cry from the standard ice chest we are all used to. Does it keep all our beverages ice cold? Oh yes, it definitely does and so much more. You can even keep your perishables in there and be rest assured that they won’t spoil. Craving for frozen drinks? Quickly make a cocktail with the Coolest’ 18v battery powered blender. A single charge can make up to 6 gallons of frozen juice. The blender can be access without letting warm air into…
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  • Spring-Inspired Stairs that are a breath of fresh air

    Nanine Clement
    22 May 2015 | 3:33 am
    The spring season is upon us and there’s nothing like a bit of color and airy design to brighten up the home along with the warm weather: here are the latest exquisite staircases of the year that mix style and function. The staircase is an integral part of the interior design process. No longer just a mechanism to connect two floors, it can be the focal point, the ultimate design statement that pulls together the entire look of a room. For practical and well-made staircases that make their presence known, nobody understands it better than Italian stair designer and manufacturer, Fontanot.
  • Garden Window for Kitchen Design Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    20 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    Garden window was booming in the ‘80s which is featuring glass structure with sloping roof and structure to place plants. This design allows more sunlight to the interior and a perfect place to put plants and other decorative ornaments. These day, the garden window are getting popular again and here are garden window ideas with all contemporary and modern touch. Majority people put plants into their garden window. Despite of its green or colorful look that refresh the mood, soften the ambience and fresh, plants are just suitable. Plants also good to get sunlight and its like mutualism…
  • Luxurious Master Bedroom with Sofitel Bedding Inspirations

    Nanine Clement
    12 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Bedding is a vital needs in home decoration. Thing that what a home should be, resting and relaxing. Style and characteristic are personal, each people has its own personality that could express in the form of decoration. Luxury is a compilation of comfort, function, style, status and value. Somehow, philosopher said, luxury is another form of something that we don’t have before, quality time, comfort and quiet place, and other personal orientation. Luxury bedding could use white or plain monochrome colors, high quality material, suitable and balance. This bedding is dominant in white color…
  • Eco Friendly Material for Contemporary Interior Designs

    Nanine Clement
    2 May 2015 | 4:47 pm
    A few years ago, geometrical, lacquered, flourishes and shiny furniture are the trend. In the modern living, natural and eco lifestyle are being new trends. Adding natural elements or alike could magically give the touch of nature. Natural interior consist of metal, wooden and stone material. Actually, simplicity is the key of modernity. A radiant color and geometric patterns may add for accent and create special effect. For some inspirations, here are the arrangement and combination of natural material, natural interior design which meets modern style. Metal – Metal material has shiny…
  • Selection of Matching Furniture for The Masculine Living Room

    Nanine Clement
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:03 am
    Masculine touch tend to decorate with bachelor pads, minimal and futuristic theme. Yet masculine touch is more than that. It needs warmth, elegance and diversity of styles and themes. Its actually easier than feminine touch, this is because of masculine more flexible. Begins from let the outdoors inside and unusual ideas. All about freedom and comfort are masculine. Here are a few inspirations of rooms with masculine touch. Bring the outdoors inside and create the complements. Keep the rooms in dark hues, simple linings and break out the monotony. Simple cutted and multipurpose furnishings…
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  • My 10 Favourites Rugs By Urban Outfitters

    Miriam
    18 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Rugs. Not the most exciting of topics one might think but I find that a rug easily adds design and colour to a room. Urban Outfitters currently sells some really great looking rugs with geometric patterns. So, here is my top 10. The Zig Zag. This one features stitched edges and super on-trend zig zag pattern in black and white. I reckon that this rug would look great on white floors or natural coloured carpet. The Chevron. If you’re feeling a bit more colour but yet want to stay with neutral tones as an overall concept, then this could be the one for you. I like the chevron pattern…
  • DIY Hack – IKEA PS 2014 Pattern Transfer

    Miriam
    5 May 2015 | 12:00 am
      I like the pattern of the IKEA PS 2014 mirror so much that I not only own the same bedding and but I actually transferred it to my bedroom furniture. If you want to try this little DIY hack at home then here is what you’ll need… Budget: £1  Time: 15-20min   Skills level: DIY novice Materials: different coloured electric tape (I used green, red, white and yellow; they came in a 12-pack for £1 from B&M ), a pair of normal stationary scissors, a dry cloth or plastic card, e.g. your driver’s license. Step 1. Prepare your work surface. Wipe any dirt or dust…
  • My 10 Tips for Buying Second Hand Furniture

    Miriam
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    For furniture to tell a story, it has to be old and used. As much as I love new styles, there is something magical about an item which has “lived” elsewhere before. In this post I’ve listed some of my top 10 tips for second hand furniture shopping and things to watch out for. 1. Look for tags. Make sure you aren’t being tricked into buying an item that might be a reproduction, or even brand-new and straight from IKEA’s last season’s stock. For instance, G Plan furniture can often be identified by the use of their G logo (first, gold embossed; later, a…
  • My Top 6 Free Media Apps for iPhone

    Miriam
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    Just to manage your expectations, I’m neither a huge app user nor does my iPhone have enough memory to install 100s of apps but there are a few free media apps which I do turn to and have become quite dependent on. YouTube. It’s great to be able to watch videos on the move especially during my lunch break at work, or whilst traveling. The YouTube app helps me stay up to date with my subscriptions and follow content makers I like. Feedly. This RSS feed reader is also available for desktop and offers a good alternative to Bloglovin. In fact, I like Feedly.com quite a bit more than…
  • My favourite magazines (by independent publishers)

    Miriam
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:06 am
    This isn’t going to be a post about the Marie Claire’s or Cosmopolitan’s of this world. Instead, I would like to share some of my favourite independent magazines with you. Content created by makers of things and publishers who aspire to inspire others, rather than to purely generate profit. Don’t get me wrong, one has to make a bit of cash but these 5 I feel have got genuine values behind them. Ernest Journal.  More like a non-fiction novel than a magazine, Ernest is filled with inspiring content aimed at “curious and adventurous gentlefolk”. It’s…
 
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  • 21 Stunning Black Wall Living Room Ideas

    Gurleen
    26 May 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Thinking of redecorating your living room? Have you been searching for stunning living room ideas? Well you are at the right place. Why not make a bold statement by painting your living room walls black? Black is bold and nothing makes more of a statement then a black wall. We have carefully selected some of [...] The post 21 Stunning Black Wall Living Room Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Soothing Indoor Water Features For Your Home

    Shalini
    19 May 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Water is an element that emanates peacefulness and calmness into everything surrounding it. This is probably the reason why many people are attracted to water bodies. People who love the beaches often times think of getting this soothing element right into their homes to exude exotic peacefulness right into their heaven. And mind you, a [...] The post 50 Soothing Indoor Water Features For Your Home appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 20 Refreshing Home Decorating Ideas For Spring

    Aleksandra
    12 May 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Spring is a time for new beginnings and what better way time to redecorate your homes then in spring. A burst of color, blooming floral patterns and a few zesty ideas can transform your homes from mundane to bright and welcoming. We present to you home decorating ideas which are easy to incorporate. Whether you [...] The post 20 Refreshing Home Decorating Ideas For Spring appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 45 Smart and Clever Corner Decoration Ideas For Your Home

    Shalini
    5 May 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Corners are those spaces in our homes that are lonely and make us feel overwhelmed by its barrenness. Often times these corners become a difficult space to fill in or decorate in sync with the theme of your room. Even architects and interior designers are sometimes baffled by those odd corners in your home and [...] The post 45 Smart and Clever Corner Decoration Ideas For Your Home appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Modern Round Dining Table Design Ideas

    Shalini
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Dining area is probably the most important and special place in your home for you to spend some quality time with your family there. It is generally dinner times when the entire family is sitting together, joking around, and sharing the affairs of the day. You hence would want to make this area as well [...] The post 50 Modern Round Dining Table Design Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
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  • The Flower Forgiveness Quiz

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    Need to apologize? Take our quiz for a light-hearted suggestion on how to express the appropriate level of remorse. The post The Flower Forgiveness Quiz appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • The 15 Best Botanical Gardens in Florida

    admin
    18 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    With so many botanical gardens in Florida, we wanted to find the best of those gardens to make the planning of your next visit that much easier. The post The 15 Best Botanical Gardens in Florida appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • How to Press Flowers

    Erica Daniels
    13 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Most people want to hold on to items with sentimental value, even flowers. Whether they were a gift from a coworker, friend, for Mother’s Day … Read More The post How to Press Flowers appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Spotlight on Peonies: Limited-Edition Blooms

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 12:02 am
    Here's everything you could want to know about the beautiful, fluffy peony, and what makes them so special. The post Spotlight on Peonies: Limited-Edition Blooms appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Top 10 Gifts for a Total Taurus

    admin
    8 May 2015 | 12:02 am
    Here's our list of the perfect gifts for your favorite fiery Taurus. The post Top 10 Gifts for a Total Taurus appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
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  • 9 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Good Naturally

    22 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    Please forgive the personal question but what does your home smell like right now? If the answer is dirty laundry, a lingering whiff of pets, or last night’s dinner, then you’re not alone – trust me, we’ve all been there. With the busy pace of everyday life, often the scent of our home can be overlooked. But as our sense of smell can have such an impact on our mood, spending a little time creating a delicious scent can have a fantastic effect! Here, I’ve gathered together my personal favourite natural scents for the home, with a few quick tips on how to recreate them yourself, and…
  • How to Decorate a White Sofa

    15 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    Think your sofa needs to be a bold colour to be interesting? Think again. These eight room ideas will provide ample inspiration for decorating a white sofa – and trust me, it goes much further than simply adding a coloured throw! Ascot Despite its neutral colour, our Ascot sofa offers enough interest to forgo coloured scatter cushions or throws. The swirling embossed design makes the rolled arms and overall traditional design feel modern, and the large, deep cushions are incredibly inviting and cosy. To contrast the feeling of luxury encapsulated in the sofa, the rest of the furniture in…
  • The Lazy Person's Guide to a Tidy Home: Quick Cleaning Tricks for People Who Hate to Clean

    8 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    Some people derive a sense of satisfaction and pleasure from a long day spent cleaning. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people.  In my view, toothbrushes are meant for teeth, not grouting. I have a friend who actually buys toothbrushes with the express purpose of using them to clean her bathroom tiles. The mind boggles. However, just because I’m a self-confessed lazy so-and-so doesn’t mean that I can’t keep my home tidy without undergoing a personality transplant. As long as you follow a few tips and learn a few tricks, you can clean smart too – and still have plenty of time…
  • 7 Home Regrets You Don't Want to Have in 10 Years

    1 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Do you ever look back on the past few years, and wish you’d taken that job, or gone on that date? When I do that, most of the regrets are about my home. I dream of what it could look like now if I’d started that renovation project when I said I would, and how lovely the garden could be if I’d taken care of it better. With time and knowledge on my side, I want to pass some of my wisdom on to you. These are my top seven regrets that I've either experienced myself, or that close friends have told me about. I'm here to help prevent you from making the mistakes that I did… 1. Not…
  • 18 Minimal Bohemian Living Room Ideas

    29 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    The latest trend to sweep the world of interior design is a rather beautiful one. Minimalist bohemianism is a gorgeous, eclectic mix of stark Scandinavian chic combined with colourful, quirky key pieces to create a modern and stylish look. If you’re hoping to recreate this look in your own living room, we’ve rounded up some great ideas and tips. Now all you need to do is plan your next house party, so you can show off your swanky new space! Neutral background 1. Start with neutral walls For a minimalist bohemian space to work, you’ll really need neutral walls, preferably white, so the…
 
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  • Discover Our Design Studio

    City Furniture
    26 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]Contrary to what you might think, perfectly styled dream homes aren’t just for celebrities and HGTV shows.[/dropcap]
  • Humans of City Furniture- Meet Ravi

    Lulu
    20 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Humans of City Furniture: Meet Ravi, Repair Team Leader and former professional cricket player for Trinidad and Tobago. After a slipped disc forced him into early retirement, Ravi set out on a new career. Following the advice of his father and stepfather, Ravi came to America and moved every obstacle that came his way. He Continue Reading
  • Associate Favorite’s

    City Furniture
    19 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]With every style of furniture gracing our showroom floors, ever wonder which pieces our associates covet?[/dropcap]
  • Every Home Needs a Sleeper Sofa

    City Furniture
    12 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]So it’s no secret that we love furniture, but recently we were tasked with picking the one item that no home should ever be without.[/dropcap]
  • Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipe

    City Furniture
    5 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]Since Cinco de Mayo and margaritas go together like sofas and loveseats, we thought it was only fitting to celebrate this day with our favorite drink recipe.[/dropcap]
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  • Roundup – This Weeks Best Furniture & Home Decor Deals

    Jen
    16 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    Looking to update your home decor? Been waiting on a great deal before buying new furniture? Check out our picks for this weeks hottest deals featuring great savings on bar stools, shelving units, bedroom decor, and curtains. This Weeks Best Furniture & Home Decor Deals Amazon – Sandusky Heavy Duty Chrome Shelving Unit 24″ W x 30″ H x 14″ Depth 42% off Amazon – 47% off Set of 2 Roundhill Black Leather Swivel Bar Stools Office Max – Buy 2 Get 1 Free OD Brand Color File and Hanging Folders Office Depot – Save up to $170 on Selected Furniture Items…
  • Roundup – The Best Furniture Deals of the Week

    Jen
    11 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    The Best Furniture Deals of the Week Looking for some great furniture deals? Check out our picks for this weeks best furniture deals. Amazon – 47% off set of 2 Roundhill adjustable barstools Amazon – 62% off Space seating with black eco leather seat managers chair Amazon – 62% off Rubbermaid 3 shelf closet helper Lush Decor – Extra 30% Off on Quilted Sleeping Bags through 05/17 Lush Decor – Extra 40% Off Sale Price on Sheer Curtains through 05/30 Sit 4 Life – Herman Miller Sale – 15% Off + Free Shipping & No Sales Tax through 05/19 One Kings Lane…
  • 9 Amazingly Simple DIY Basement Wall Art Ideas

    Jen
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    Simple & Inexpensive DIY Basement Wall Art Ideas So you’ve got yourself a big old basement that needs decorating. It’s a bit overwhelming to say the least. Trying to design such a large space can be daunting. It’s hard to imagine such a wide open blank space feeling warm and inviting – like it’s truly yours. Luckily there’s some easy DIY solutions for your walls that are cheap and easily customizable. Transform your dull and dreary basement into a truly personalized space with some of these DIY basement wall art ideas. Paint a room white, and you have a…
  • 13 Inspirational Basement Office Designs

    Jen
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    Basements Are a Great Place for a Home Office Having your own basement home office can be one of the best investments you can make. Being able to get all of your work done in a comfy, quiet place full of distractions is an easy way to increase your productivity. If you work from home and have clients over it’s an excellent way to keep your work and home life truly separate. If you’re anything like me you spend an awful lot of time thinking about making improvements around your home. Owning your own home gives you the freedom to make your own design choices. If you want to make a…
  • Industrial DIY Projects For Your Basement

    Jen
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Industrial DIY Projects For Your Basement Budgets can be a concern when it comes to designing any room, let alone your whole basement. The industrial look is popular right now; for basements it goes great with exposed beams. If you’d like to save a couple bucks and give your basement some nice industrial flair try out one of these DIY projects. Industrial DIY Shelving Units Industrial DIY shelving Make some industrial themed DIY shelves for your basement. Everyone needs more storage space, add a little bit of extra design to your room by adding some shelves. Full instructions and…
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    Blog - Tammy Randall Wood, ASID - Interior Design Calabasas | Malibu | Encino

  • Mastering the Remodel

    Tammy Randall Wood
    23 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    There is nothing more fun (for many of us) than the pursuit of creating the perfect nest. The longing to come home to a space that reflects our tastes and serves our needs is one of the most fundamental of desires. Most will agree that developing a space which allows us to express ourselves and make life run smoothly is a worthwhile endeavor.  At the same time, our homes are the single largest investment most of us will ever make, so how we approach fixing up and feathering our nests can equate to serious business.If you are a homeowner, then you know that furnishings are the icing on…
  • High Point Furniture Show - Spring 2015

    Tammy Randall Wood
    2 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Here are a few of the highlights from our recent visit:Kelly Wearstler's stunning new collection for EJ Victor.  Stumbled upon during the first day of Spring Market but so far this is my new favorite look.  Elegant, sporty but oh so sophisticated. Yum! Rarified style personified = AERIN Lauder's collection for EJ Victor at their High Point showroom. The new girl in town is dominating! Released in 1956, Charles and Ray Eames made famous their iconic moulded plywood and leather Chair and Ottoman for the Herman Miller furniture company. Today haute hipsters and purists alike can…
  • Balancing Past and Present

    Tammy Randall Wood
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    As we begin to contemplate the furnishings on our latest project, I am drawn back to the pieces that Thom Filicia has designed for Vanguard Furniture. Here's a photo I snapped of his latest collection in High Point. I just love the balance between modern and traditional his pieces strike as well as the unexpected color palettes he uses. Plus, who couldn't fall in love with the buckskin suede that pops up in his scenarios. Pretty wonderful Thom! xo
  • The Open Floor Plan - Calabasas Style Article - March/April 2015

    Tammy Randall Wood
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    How to Create Finished Décor that is Unified, Serene and Interesting Design by Celeste Robbins, AIA of Robbins Architecture  Home buyers love the open floor plan for the comfortable and casual lifestyle it affords, and here in Southern California, a large integrated space is a natural fit with our climate and laid-back culture. However, creating a cohesive décor within these multiple connected spaces can pose some unique challenges as you can't help but take in everything simultaneously. If particular attention is not paid to order, things can feel messy and overwhelming.
  • The Path to Renovation

    Tammy Randall Wood
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:47 pm
    A messy job but oh so worth it!  I love wood paneling and we see a lot of it on many of the remodels we do. Often it feels dated though, with a golden oak stain covered in a thick coat of polyurethane finish. A paint job, done well, can totally reinvent spaces with this kind of detailing. Here is our team hard at work stripping and sanding the woodwork on our latest project. 90% of a good paint job is in the prep work and boy our team is up to their elbows in it! I just can't wait to see how this grand foyer will soon be reborn. During a renovation, you have to make uglier before…
 
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  • A Day of Remembering

    mydivabydesign
    25 May 2015 | 10:42 am
    Today we remember those who gave their lives in military service to our country. As Americans, we are grateful for their sacrifice. We could not enjoy the freedoms that we have today without it. As you go about your day, please take a moment to say a prayer for the families of those who have fallen fighting for our freedom.
  • Master The Art of the Feng Shui Command Position With These Tips

    mydivabydesign
    14 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    I recently wrote about what things you need to consider before you begin to design your home office here, here, and here. (All of these things can be applied to your office at work as well.) I have one more consideration for you now that you are ready to begin designing your office space. It has to do with space planning, or where you will put your desk. In Feng Shui, the placement of your work desk is critical to the success of your business or career. The placement even has a name – The Command Position. Sounds great, right? These tips are also helpful if you just want to know the…
  • The Downton Abbey Guide to Color

    mydivabydesign
    11 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    In searching for color palette ideas for your home, I thought I might share some from one of my favorite shows. Downton Abbey. The show is popular not only for it’s dramatic storyline, but also for the beautiful interiors of Highclere Castle where it is filmed. Now you can have a bit of the English manor in your home through color. Here is an image of the impressive façade of Highclere Castle and some colors inspired by it: All of the colors mentioned are from the Benjamin Moore Affinity Colors Collection. You don’t have to use all of these colors in your paint. For example,…
  • Why Your Work Environment is Critical to Your Success

    mydivabydesign
    7 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    In keeping with my thoughts on how your surroundings (and your home office) have an effect on you, I am sharing a post with gracious permission from Kat Loterzo, author of “Superwoman Success Smackdown” and all around ass-kicking business woman. you can click on the title of her book to get a copy, or you can click on the title below to read the post on her site if you like. I love reading her stuff. It’s very motivational and right on target as you will see… Create an Environment for Your Ultimate Success Do you ever find yourself wondering why you can’t seem to…
  • Four Colorful Ideas for Painting Your Cottage Style Home

    mydivabydesign
    4 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    In Add Character to Your Home with Cottage Style Decorating, I wrote about the characteristics of the Cottage decorating style. If this style fits your design personality, I have some color palettes that might work for you. If you are tired of all the grays and want to add some subtle color this palette makes a good start with some pinks and taupes. It’s still a little neutral, but with a slight hint of color for those not ready to completely redo everything.   The next home decorating color palette is still neutral, but adds hints of green and blue to bring in nature.   If…
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    Home Designator

  • Alvaro Lumbreras / Open Study

    advesign
    27 May 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Located in Madrid. This apartment for young graphic designer was designed by himself. Alvaro Lumbreras “A functional room decorated with icons of historical and current design as the Basel Chair Jasper Morrison, the Ant by Arne Jacobsen or the Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe. The property occupies the entire first floor of a three storey building of the 70s, restored by the architect Miguel Colomo, in the historic neighborhood garden of Cruz del Rayo. Despite the sobriety and the absence of superfluous elements, their working tools (and entertainment) are integrated into the…
  • Zest Architecture / Gracia Duplex

    advesign
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Located in Gracia, Barcelona. This apartment for whole family was designed by Zest Architecture. Zest Architecture “In a building in Gracia, where the owners owned two apartments one on top of the other, ZEST was asked to create a spacious, welcoming family home. The brief included the creation of both a dedicated music room, suitable for small concerts of chamber music, and a library and study. When we discovered that the building had once upon a time been a factory and that underneath the modern finishes and false ceilings the skeleton of the old vaulted structure still existed, the…
  • RichardHO Architects / 499 Upper East Coast Road

    viphoenix
    26 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    Located in 499 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore. This three storey house was designed by RichardHO Architects. RichardHO Architects “Sited along Upper East Coast Road, 499 is an instance of balance achieved in architecture; a conservation of historical character while appealing to the contemporary needs of modern living. Hidden behind the late shop house front facade reveals to one a transition from old to new manifested within the physical body of the building itself, presented through the retained shop house front leading to a new three storey volume with a roof terrace. Light…
  • Lijo Reny Architects / The Skewed House

    advesign
    26 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    Located in Palakkad, India and completed in 2014. This contemporary house was designed by Lijo Reny Architects. Lijo Reny Architects “Architecture, at its very best, celebrates life. It is a measure of joy in living, brought out through spaces which are evocative, spaces which are never static, constantly reflecting the inherent flux in nature. It is often a quest for simplicity and serendipity, qualities which are rare to articulate, qualities which then are overlooked for brash, loud interpretations and complexities. The ‘Skewed House’ by LIJO.RENY.architects is a true reflection…
  • Cut Architectures / PNY Haut Marais

    advesign
    26 May 2015 | 3:33 am
    Located in Paris, France and completed in 2015. This restaurant with area size of 65 square meter was designed by Cut Architectures. Cut Architectures “For its third venue PNY hamburgers chose to land in the Marais district of Paris. In this peculiar location PNY and CUT decided to take the burger joint on a trip to Miami. Merging the lexicon of the diner booths and colorful beach-huts, turquoise and pink lacquered steel tubular structures inhabit the place. Covered with white lacquered expanded metal the booths integrate in one piece the table and its seats. On the back walls pink and…
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  • Ask An Expert: Interior Trends Of 2015

    Gabby
    20 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Even though Spring is in full swing, Summer is literally just around the corner.  As the seasons change, so do interior trends and I am always interested in the latest in decor styles.  Today on the blog, we are featuring a very talented Manhattan interior designer  Ashley Darryl.  Ashley is sharing with us her favorite interior trends for the Spring and Summer seasons.  Ashley’s interiors are a beautiful mix of eclectic, vintage and classic design (with a twist).  I love her attitude of using timeless neutrals as a base for decorating and then adding color, texture and pattern…
  • The Jumbo Float: This Summer’s Must Have Pool Decor

    Gabby
    17 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This summer it seems that the best accessory you can bring to the beach or pool is a jumbo colorful float.  These floats are fun, carefree and kind of hilarious….a must have for your next pool party.  Check out this season’s most quirky trend and if you are looking for something of a decor accent for your pool…look no further. v THE FLAMINGO FLOAT This is definintely the year for the color pink and nothing screams retro summer like having a giant flamingo float chillaxing in your pool.  A perfect accent piece for your next pool party. v THE “FOOD” FLOAT  It…
  • People & Their Spaces: Street Meets Chic

    Gabby
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Interior: Art Deco Inspired Flat in South Croydon, England | Sarah Akwisombe | Interior Designer, Stylist & Blogger Every inch of interior designer and blogger Sarah Akwisombe’s home is unique. From her bold choices of wall color and pattern, to the distinct art deco design influences and perfect vintage pieces, each design element reflects Sarah’s eclectic style and taste.  Taking her style inspiration from things like mid-century modern design, the art deco era, hip hop and even cult movies, it’s no wonder that Sarah’s home is a perfect combination of…
  • The 5 Best Candles To Upcycle & How To Style Them At Home

    Gabby
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Some candle jars are designed so lovely that I like to keep them around long after they are finished burning.  I use my upcycled jars styled differently in various rooms of the house and I love the extra element of design that they can easily give to a room.  I also like the fact that I am re-using what I already own, instead of getting rid of a candle and then going out separately and buying glass storage jars.  Below I have shared my 5 favorite candles that I like to upcycle and the best places in your home to style these chic re-used jars.   1. Dressing Table: Use your upcycled…
  • Gold Decor You Need At Home This Spring

    Gabby
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    A friend of mine who recently moved and is decorating her home told me that she was confused about what accent pieces to buy for her bookshelves in particular.  For me, gold accents are still high up on my list for styling the home and as the seasons change I always love to add a piece (or two) to my collection.  Here are a few of my very favorite brass decor accents for just about every room of the house.   v SHOP THIS POST: Bottle Opener / Tea Light Holder / Gold Hello Object /  Serving Spoons / Dinner Plate / Jumbo Gold Paperclips / Hexagon Vase / Brass Pineapple / Geometric…
 
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  • DIY garden furniture ideas

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    Yard and garden do not always have to look uniform and monotonous, with only grass and some flowers. There are countless ways to quickly, easily and simply your yard to convert it into a natural paradise. One of the important elements in the arrangement of the garden on which should pay extra attention is furniture. You can buy it and certainly if you have skills you can create it yourself and thereby give special taste to your garden. For your inspiration look some diy garden furniture ideas. Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image…
  • Garage floor ideas

    admin
    22 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    One of the determining factors for the selection of suitable floor for the garage is the purpose of  usage. You can choose cheap or expensive flooring. If it will be used like a storage of various items then concrete is a choice and at the same time cheap option. It is easy to clean and lasts several years. Shortage of this material is that is not suitable if the garage is used like a workshop. Another options is painting of the floor. You can paint the floor  in the color that you want, with standard color for concrete or epoxy coating. Epoxy floors are resistant on oil, gasoline,…
  • Irresistible Charm of bed hanging from ceiling

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 10:21 am
    Bed hanging from ceiling represents a very unusual piece of furniture. Hanging bed is not a new idea in interior decoration, but it certainly brings a breath of modern, extravagant, creative and playful in each bedroom. Styles, materials and methods of attachment may vary, but the common to all is that they are a charming solution that serves as an element of decoration, which also saves space. Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source The post Irresistible Charm of bed hanging from ceiling appeared first on Little…
  • What to do with old tires

    admin
    18 May 2015 | 11:07 am
    Unfortunately, old tires usually end up in the landfill. We believe that you wondered what to do with old tires. They are the perfect material for recycling. Everyone’s familiar with swing of tires, but there’s so much that can be done from old tires. I believe that you have them, so why not try some of these ideas. Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source The post What to do with old tires appeared first on Little Piece Of Me.
  • Diy kitchen improvements ideas on a budget

    admin
    15 May 2015 | 11:58 am
    The kitchen is usually part of the house, which is mostly used. Several times a day we gather in the kitchen to prepare food, eat and discuss various things. Well organized space can significantly improve and facilitate our work in the kitchen.  For your inspiration we’ve gathered several kitchen improvements ideas that will help you to get additional space and more combinations for the layout of kitchen equipment. Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source The post Diy kitchen improvements ideas on a…
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  • Various Interior Design Ideas for Your Business Place

    stephen.per@kreacio.com
    25 May 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Have you noticed, nowadays almost all brick-and-mortar businesses have a different and unique design. The reason for this is because interesting design attracts more customers compared to mundane ones. This is the undeniable proof that Interior Design plays a very important part in today’s business. Based on researches that has been conducted by experts, interior design plays a big part in determining what type of customers will come in to your store and how much customers agreed to spend. For example, if the place looks and feels high-class, then the products or services that it…
  • 3 Interior Design Tips to Decorate Your Boutique Store

    stephen.per@kreacio.com
    18 May 2015 | 8:23 pm
      Are you an owner of a Boutique Store? If yes, then consider yourself lucky when you read this article. Why, you asked? Simple, it’s because boutiques are one of the few businesses today where you still have Brick-and-Mortar Store as an effective selling method. Unlike many other kind of businesses where they can just see and order from home, to buy clothes, people prefer to come to the store personally and try the clothes themselves. Now, the problem is, how to attract people’s attention so they will choose our boutique over many other similar stores? The answer is :…
  • 5 Interior Design Principles for Business

    stephen.per@kreacio.com
    6 May 2015 | 1:27 am
    There is only one goal in every designer’s mind when they create an interior design for a shop. That goal is to attract as many customers as they can, and influence them enough so the customers are willing to part with their cash. As of right now, there are many ways to do interior design for a retail shop, but according to our more than 20 years of experience in doing various types of interior design for shops, no matter what the design is, when you want your interior design to be able to attract customers, it has to have these 5 Important Design Principles for a Business :   1.
  • Interior Design Tips – Good Designs for Small Space

    stephen.per@kreacio.com
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:07 am
      Ever been confused on how to make Interior Design for small spaces? Don’t worry, we have a solution for that. Own a small retail shop means you have to be strategic about the placement of your merchandise. We have several affordable ways on how to do Interior Design for small places based on our experiences:   1. Give Unique Design and Color to a Wall   Painting one wall with different color is an effective way to make the space look larger and attracting customers in your shop. When you choose to paint it, use a bold color to display the effect, otherwise this…
  • Interior Design Tips – 6 Steps to Design Your Retail Shop

    stephen.per@kreacio.com
    8 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
      Have you ever wonder why is your competitor’s store is always full of customers while yours are empty even though you both sell same products? It’s all because your competitors use an interior designer that know these tricks more than yours. That’s why today, we’re going to share some tips about one of the things that created the difference mentioned above. Interior Design has many forms, one of them is retail design. There are a lot of ways on how to do interior design for retail and shops, but there are also a few common things in the design that…
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    FurnishMyWay

  • Rise & Shine: How to Have a Healthy Wake Up

    Alexa Mendoza
    27 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    Tired of being tired in the morning? Here are my tips on how to have a healthy wake up & start your day the right way.  Hey there, friends! So some of you may know this and, if not, you’re about to find out, I am very much a morning person! I always have been and always will be. If you are looking for that person who is oddly perky in the mornings, well that would be me. Did you know that statistically most people who are morning people generally feel more in control of their lives? It makes sense in all honesty. Waking up earlier in the morning allows for time to work out or start…
  • Bed, Bath, & Beyond: Guest Bedroom Inspiration

    Hailey Lutich
    25 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    Friends will flock, family will stay. Put this guest bedroom inspiration to use and your home will be the place everyone wants to vacay! Having guests in town has always been one of my favorite things. I always get excited when chances to be the greatest hostess ever present themselves, and giving friends and family a place to stay while they vacay is the perfect opportunity to do so. Of course, it would be a lot easier to throw a blanket on the couch and say “here ya go!”, but it’s not nearly as rewarding for you or the company you’re keeping! Besides, if I would much rather sleep in…
  • The Keep Calm & Carry On Home Decor Personality

    Alexa Mendoza
    22 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    What’s your home decor personality? According to Myers Briggs, there are 16 personality types. Today, we’re covering the Diplomats and their home decor preferences! Hooray for part 2 of our Myers Briggs Home Decor series! Previously, we covered the home decor preferences of the personality types that possess the “NT” trait aka the Analysts. For all of you out there bummed that I didn’t cover your personality type, not to worry because soon (maybe even today) I may be covering the category your personality type falls into! So, just a refresher, here are the four categories the 16…
  • Get All Wrapped Up In Wrapping Paper

    Hailey Lutich
    20 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Half the fun of giving or receiving a present is the presentation. Check out these innovative wrapping paper ideas that are easy on the eyes & the wallet! Holidays. Birthdays. Housewarmings. Weddings. Showers. There is always a reason to give gifts, even if that reason might be that there isn’t one! What I’m saying is that although this may not be something we do every day, it is something that we do several (if not more) times a year. A little backwards logic for ya: I have recently become more interested in how to wrap a present rather than the present itself. The sentiment that…
  • C’est Chic! Let’s Explore the World of Parisian Fashion

    Alexa Mendoza
    18 May 2015 | 8:58 am
    Want to venture out of the mundane monotony of your closet? Why not explore Parisian fashion? Here are some tips that will rock your world!  Ah France, how you’ve won my heart! You’re exquisitely lovely when it comes to food, interior design, and oh, your fashion! No wonder there’s no bigger compliment than ‘Parisian chic.’ In all honesty, Parisians have rightfully earned admiration when it comes to their fashion sense because where else in the world do the streets look like a live fashion show? (New York is a possible contender!) It’s like women in Paris always wake up on…
 
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