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  • Kitchen of the Week: Tile Sets the Tone in a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen (12 photos)

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This bold approach to a modern farmhouse kitchen was just the lifestyle change a Washington, D.C.-area, couple needed after living for 10 years in their 1,400-square-foot, two-story home with its snug 7by 11-foot kitchen. With their twin boy and girl hitting preteen years,...
  • Swing + Rock: A Singularly Whimsical Combo Seat

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    In general, when we think of swings we picture kids playing. And when we think of rocking chairs, we often envision an elderly grandparent leisurely falling asleep in a gently rocking seat. Designers Clara Rivière and Tobias Nickerl combine the two into seating for every age with their Rocking Swing. The swing/chair's frame is a lightweight tubular metal. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Elegant Swinging Chair is a Big, Inviting Birdcage Rope-Suspended Steel & Wood Swing Chair is Simply Fun Animal Hybrid Chairs Turn Humans Into Mythical…
  • What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

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    Donna Hoffman
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on... What do you want to be when you grow up? Enjoy today’s Design Giggle! The post What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
  • 16 Ideas For Photographing Kids For Instagram

    Holly Becker
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Instagram is the new black. That’s why it’s super important if you’ve been sitting on the fence with it to up your game this very second. This post will share 16 Ideas for Photographing Kids For Instagram, but you can use lots of these tips for photographing adults too. I’m so hot on IG and my students got me all fired up… We recently wrapped up our online Instagram Bootcamp class and wow, what a great class it was because even the teachers, who have tons of experience and who think we’re pros (ah-hem), realized after day one just…
  • The Most Useful Kitchen Appliances Infographic

    Granite Transformations Blog
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Picture this: You just had a brand new beautiful countertop installed in your kitchen, but you can’t really show it off because it’s covered from wall to wall in kitchen appliances. What should you keep and what should you toss? Or maybe you are getting married soon or just bought a house and are wondering what kitchen appliances to put on your registry so that you will receive gifts that you will actually use. To help you have a better understanding of which appliances are useful (and which are not), we surveyed over 500 consumers about their monthly usage of 16 different kitchen…
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  • Friedman Benda Presents Byung Hoon Choi at Design Miami/ Basel

    Alicita Rodriguez
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Friedman Benda is presenting a solo-installation by Korean designer and master craftsman Byung Hoon Choi on view at Design Miami/ Basel through June 21, 2015. This event introduces Choi’s monumental work in Europe and marks Friedman Benda’s debut at the fair. Monolithic Basalt Forms by Korean Designer Choi’s Basel exhibit “offers an experience of entering a landscape or place for meditation.” Visitors enter a Zen-like space meant to elicit meditation and transcendence. The presentation affects those moving within the space on sensory and emotional levels. Choi’s chosen works…
  • Crassevig Debuts a Lightweight Off-kilter Side Table by David Geckeler and Frank Michels

    Ali Morris
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    Designed by David Geckeler and Frank Michels for Italian brand Crassevig, the Bias coffee table is a study in balance and poise. Off-kilter but perfectly balanced, the Bias table is part of Crassevig’s 2015 collection Composed of a inclined cylindrical base and flat truncated circular top, both in veneered plywood, the sloping design is inspired by graphic art, in which pure geometric shapes such as circles and cylinders are transformed by simple cuts, inclinations and intersections. Thanks to the use of a special matching technique, there are no visible joints between the panels,…
  • The Focus Acoustic Panels by Note Design Studio for ZilenZio

    Ali Morris
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Swedish creatives Note Design Studio have created a new acoustic enclosure designed for open plan offices. Fous by Note Design Studio for ZilenZio is a sound-proof textile enclosure with a snaking construction that allows it to be adjusted to fit any shape “From our experience as interior architects we often get the feeling that within shared public spaces people need something that helps them create their own personal space, within this larger context,” say Note Design Studio of their latest project. Called ‘Focus’, the space dividing textile screen is designed to…
  • Vela by Dante Bonuccelli for Dada

    Ali Morris
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:07 am
    The timeless Vela kitchen by Italian brand Dada has been given a slick new makeover by Argentinian designer Dante Bonuccelli. Dante Bonuccelli has refined Dada’s Vela kitchen to make its surfaces completely seamless Characterized by its continuous surfaces and impossibly thin 13mm-thick doors, the new and improved Vela kitchen cleverly conceals its manufacturing prowess. A discreetly-installed mechanism allows doors to smoothly swing open while linear graphic handles emphasize the horizontal lines of the surfaces and underline the slender worktops. Panels come in either Eucalyptus -…
  • Midpark Mosaics by Marazzi

    Ali Morris
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Part of Italian tile brand Marazzi’s new spring tile collections, and inspired by European design and time-tested materials, Midpark Mosaics is a new daring mosaic. Natural stones and multi-surfaced porcelain create striking dimensional wall art in Marazzi’s Midpark Mosaics. With dazzling combinations of color, texture, and sheen, this intricate, mesh-mounted mosaic makes a bold statement in any room. Utilized in full-sized pieces or cut into accent strips, Midpark Mosaics is suited for any trend-forward residential or commercial setting. Complementing marble, limestone, slate,…
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  • New This Week: 4 Great Kitchens With Workhorse Islands (11 photos)

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the kitchen island is what keeps it beating. It’s a place brimming with life, where family and friends and kids gather to eat, drink, be merry or just do a little homework or watch a show on an iPad. Today, kitchen islands are more than the name implies. They’re...
  • Shop Houzz: Going Bananas (65 photos)

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Yes, we have bananas! The popular perennial herb is chock-full of inspiration for adding some fruity flair to your decor. Take the graphic approach with banana prints and wall art for a tropical punch of color, or indulge in crafted pieces with the textures of woven banana plant fibers. Pick a few pieces...
  • Beyond the Dorm Room: Decorate Your Home With Movie Posters (12 photos)

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    The United States and much of the world have long had a love affair with the cinema. Indeed, some have called Hollywood movies America’s greatest export. It therefore makes perfect sense that movie posters have long been a favorite style selection — though often one that conjures up images of college...
  • Kitchen of the Week: Tile Sets the Tone in a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen (12 photos)

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This bold approach to a modern farmhouse kitchen was just the lifestyle change a Washington, D.C.-area, couple needed after living for 10 years in their 1,400-square-foot, two-story home with its snug 7by 11-foot kitchen. With their twin boy and girl hitting preteen years,...
  • Houzz Call: What’s Your Favorite Backyard Beauty? (5 photos)

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    “Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.” — Virginia Woolf, Mrs. DallowayThe first time I went grocery shopping after moving out on my own, my impulse buy was a bundle of daisies. When I was a little girl, my parents had always told me that lawn daisies were “just...
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  • Before & After Entry With Superfront

    Holly Becker
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    I’m excited to share the big before and after reveal of how our project with Superfront* came out for the entry, which is perfect if you’re looking to update your mud room or entry with a stylish storage solution. Organization doesn’t have to be ugly! But first, if you don’t know who Superfront is, they’re a Swedish firm that specializes in designing and making gorgeous quality doors, hardware, sides, legs and tops for Metod and Besta IKEA cabinets. Everything is designed in Sweden and made there, too. They…
  • Keep It Simple Book Review

    Holly Becker
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:48 am
    I’m so happy to share Atlanta Bartlett’s top 8 tips for a happy and relaxed home along with a review her new book, co-authored with Dave Coote, called Keep It Simple. Their brand new book is a practical, inspirational guide that can help you to achieve a happy yet simpler way of life at home. I recently interviewed Atlanta asking her to highlight a few of her inspirations for writing Keep It Simple and she first revealed that, “We really wanted to create something beautiful and inspirational but it was also really important to us that…
  • 16 Ideas For Photographing Kids For Instagram

    Holly Becker
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Instagram is the new black. That’s why it’s super important if you’ve been sitting on the fence with it to up your game this very second. This post will share 16 Ideas for Photographing Kids For Instagram, but you can use lots of these tips for photographing adults too. I’m so hot on IG and my students got me all fired up… We recently wrapped up our online Instagram Bootcamp class and wow, what a great class it was because even the teachers, who have tons of experience and who think we’re pros (ah-hem), realized after day one just…
  • 10 Ways To Create Moody Interiors

    Holly Becker
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    Let’s talk about moody, cozy interiors and how to create them. I know, I know… Summer just kicked off but we’ve had pretty bad weather with lots of rainy gray days so I’m working hard to maintain sanity by creating a cozy nest at home. Having the right home environment gets me through times when all I can think about is being outdoors with my little one surrounded by flowers, ice cream and sunlight. On gray days the only thing that gets me through are candles, music, coffee, Amy Winehouse, preparing nice meals and inviting over friends frequently.
  • Playful Book Review

    Holly Becker
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    Are you looking for a beautiful craft book for kids? I’ve got one for you! I was so happy when I first heard that Merrilee’s book, Playful: Fun Projects To Make With + For Kids, published in German under the title, “Spielzeit: 25 fantasievolle Projekte zum Spielen und Gestalten“. It’s such a sweet book and I think it will do just great here in Germany where I’m currently living. Merrilee Liddiard is the blogger behind Mer Mag and I’ve followed her blogging adventures for years so it’s very nice to see her in print. The crossover from blog to…
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  • Sun-powered Solar Impulse lands safely in Hawaii after longest solo flight in aviation history

    Cat DiStasio
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Solar Impulse 2, piloted by André Borschberg has successfully completed its record-breaking solar-powered flight from Japan to Hawaii. The plane landed at 5:55am local time today, and was met with a traditional Hawaiian welcome reception, leis included. With this landing, the Swiss-based Solar Impulse team has proven what is possible in the realm of zero fuel transportation. This leg of the round-the-world attempt marks an exciting landmark in the timeline of renewable energy production. Read the rest of Sun-powered Solar Impulse lands safely in Hawaii after longest solo flight in…
  • We’re giving away a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679!

    Laura Mordas-Schenkein
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    We spend one third of our lifetime in bed, so a natural sleep surface is one of the most important investments you can make. Why? Conventional mattresses are chock full of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are extremely hazardous to our health including flame retardants linked allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, endocrine problems and cancer. Fortunately, there are now many natural mattress alternatives including organic cotton, wool and natural latex. And now, thanks to the good folks at My Green Mattress, one lucky Inhabitat reader will have the chance to win their very own…
  • Quebec university students design a car that gets an astounding 2,098 mpg

    Cat DiStasio
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    We love zero fuel vehicles, but the next best thing is a mode of transportation that can take you reeeeeeally far on just a little fuel. Vehicles with that ability compete in the SAE Supermileage competition, in which collegiate teams go head-to-head in Michigan to see whose vehicle is the most fuel efficient. This year’s winner can rack up an astounding 2,098 miles on a single gallon of gas. No, dear readers, that is not a typo. The single-seater car is an ingenuous feat of engineering and an incredible accomplishment from a group of university students. Read the rest of Quebec university…
  • How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

    Laura Mordas-Schenkein
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    With the arrival of warm weather comes the pleasure of spending time outdoors. Whether it be enjoying the fresh air, the abundance of new greens and herbs or the ability to spend entire days outside, we just can’t get enough. So what could be better than combining them all into one splendid activity which replaces the need to grocery shop or make a trip to the gym? Here at Inhabitat, foraging – finding wild edibles near our house – is one of our favorite pastimes. Foraging is available to anyone with access to nature – whether that is a nearby urban park, your backyard…
  • Carcinogenic water from the oil industry used to irrigate California farms

    Tafline Laylin
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Environmentalists are outraged by a longstanding practice allowing oil companies to sell water laced with known carcinogens to California farmers. Madeline Stano of the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment told that 80 percent of the state’s oil production and 45 percent of its farms exist side by side in Kern County. For the past 20 years, a farming cooperative called the Cawelo Water District has purchased water, which is separated from crude oil after extraction, at a significantly reduced price to irrigate crops such as almonds and grapes. The water is tested by a…
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  • Living Room Decorating Ideas that Expand Space

    Marina Resto
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    The living room is often the first room that visitors see when they walk through your front door, and the space sets the tone for how guests feel about the rest of your home. Your living room is also a place for entertaining friends and relaxing with family and its design should reflect that.While making the space physically larger would involve expensive remodeling, there are many ways to make the room look bigger that are simple to execute and budget friendly. Check out the following easy-to-do and creative living room decorating ideas.Focus on the FloorThe floor takes up a significant…
  • Entry Tower and Sweeping Views Over San Francisco Bay Defining The Belvedere Residence

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    Overlooking San Francisco Bay, the Belvedere Residence designed by Polsky Perlstein Architects aims at capturing light and surrounding vistas: “The site has South and West views over the San Francisco Bay toward Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge. With a desire for connecting the home to the outside on both levels, the Main Level has continuous windows and doors on the western elevation opening to a spacious terrace with sweeping views from the Golden Gate Bridge to Mt Tamalpais.” The clients requested an entry tower, which is why the highlight of the residence is an elliptical…
  • Optimum Flow of Spaces Exhibited by Mid-Century Modern Home in California

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classical 1950s original mid-century modern home designed by the late Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Ellis Jacobs. Klopf Architecture pushed the original design intent to make the house more open and uniform from space to space, while improving energy efficiency. The project also involved capitalizing more on the already incredible views, improving the flow of spaces, providing an outdoor living area, and ratcheting up the quality level of the home in general.The custom mid-century modern home is a…
  • Soho Loft Combining Scandinavian and American Design Sensibilities

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Gabellini Sheppard Associates completed the design of an impressive loft in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, New York, USA. The 8,300 square-foot apartment combines American and Scandinavian sensibilities, as it was especially imagined for a professional couple, American and Danish, and their three children. According to the architects, the loft aims at “preserving the character of the building and its intrinsic spatial continuity and generous proportions while fulfilling the programmatic needs of the client. By incorporating the unused roofscapes as a series of urban garden…
  • Two Penthouses Merged into Expansive Home: The Chicago Hi-Rise Project

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    This expansive Chicago home envisioned by Dresner Design and boasting an area of 5000 square feet (464 square meters) is in fact a luxurious merger of two penthouses. Developed for a couple of European musicians, the Chicago Hi-Rise project is nestled amongst skyscrapers and offers views of Lake Michigan. One of the main brief requests was to have a practical residence, with plenty of storage. Accepting the challenge, the architects came up with a variety of integrated storage solutions and the idea to “maximize space using a double-sided island, open shelving, drawers, flip up…
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  • From Vinyl to Streaming, An Audio Expert Takes Us Through More Than 100 Years of Sound Tech

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    “The way people experience sound at home has evolved signifcantly since our doors opened 90 years ago."—Tue Mantoni, CEO of Bang & Olufsen Until the arrival of the phonograph nearly 140 years ago, the only way to have music in the home was to perform it. Royals and the wealthy supported composers and performers to provide entertainment in their manor houses and castles; their residences often featured music rooms, where instrumentalists were presented front and center, like artwork on display. Other abodes placed the musicians in a separate room or loft, acoustically…
  • Celebrate July 4th with 10 American-Made Designs

    Marianne Colahan
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Nearly exact replicas of a sofa and lounge chair designed by Milo Baughman in 1959, the Darren Three-Seater Sofa and Darren Lounge Chair are timeless furnishings that feature a high seat back and an undeniably midcentury modern silhouette. Handcrafted in North Carolina and featuring walnut legs handmade in New York, the sofa and chair adopt the bench-made production method from Thayer Coggin that has been in place since 1953. 
  • 9 Epic Outdoor Hangouts

    Erika Heet
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    In the outdoor living area of an Eichler home in Northern California, orange Primary Pouf stools by Quinze & Milan and an ipe bench surround the central fire pit. An outdoor kitchen neighbors its interior counterpart. In addition to a grill, it accommodates a table and bench by Kayu.
  • 13 All-American Houses From the 13 Original Colonies

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Connecticut: Steel shingles update the facade of the addition to this traditional 1920s house in New Haven.  
  • Rooms With a View: 10 Giant Windows We Love
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    Midcentury designer Jens Risom's A-framed prefab family retreat on Block island is bordered by a low stone wall, an aesthetic element that appears throughout the land. In spring of 2012, Block Island contractor John Spier replaced the entire north-facing facade with a wall of glass panels.
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  • Happy 4th of July!

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    This is the ‘Merica Hammock. It’s very patriotic in an over-the-top-wonderful sort of way, so it’s particularly appropriate for the upcoming holiday weekend. I know I’m looking forward to a break (time away from the computer is a good thing), so here’s hoping you have a lovely, fun-filled/relaxing 4th of July weekend. Of course, do take care should you decide to light any fireworks- those fingers of yours are important! ‘Merica Hammock, $195.00 Color(s): Cobalt Blue, White, Candy Apple Red Capacity: Classic Double: 400 lbs / King-Size: 550 lbs Dimensions:…
  • Edyn Garden Sensor

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Have you heard the hype around the Edyn Garden Sensor? It’s now available to purchase, and those of us with gardens are pretty damn excited. The Edyn is a solar-powered sensor that continuously monitors all the conditions necessary for healthy, thriving plants. Light, temperature, humidity, moisture, fertilizer/nutrition needs- it keeps track of all of that and sends it to the Edyn app so you can learn which plants are growing best and which ones need more attention. It knows the weather forecast, so it’ll give you guidance on saving water as well. Your garden = happy. Your thumbs…
  • July 4th Weekend

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Can you believe this Saturday is July 4th? Prepare yourself for the festivities by perusing this random list of summer-y things, mostly picked for their fun and outdoorsy-ish nature. 1. Flatware Caddy, $11.97 2. Star Spangled Spatula, $75.00 3. Apron with Built-in Oven Mitts, $32.00 4. Iced Carafe, $32.00 5. bodum ® fyrkat picnic charcoal grill, $69.99 6. Fire Torch, $54.95 7. Leather Fly Swatter, $16.00 8. Wooden Yo-Yo, $8.00 9. Star Dominoes by Fredericks & Mae, $80.00 10. Bistro Collection Metal Chair – Set of 2 by Fermob, $216.00 11. Table Tennis Game Set, $49.95 12. Spring…
  • CW&T Jump Rope

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    This might be the nicest jump rope anyone has ever seen. CW&T (of Pen Type-A fame) recently released this beauty to the world, and it’s got handles machined out of solid 6061 aluminum and a leather cord. The handles’ inside edges have a precise fillet to make sure the rope is held at a tangent as it spins. Should you ever wear out the leather cord (way to go you- you’re just like Rocky!) you can simply replace it by tying a couple of knots. The jump rope has an extra long 3.5m (11.5ft) 6mm leather cord, so you can cut it to perfectly fit your height and jump roping…
  • Concrete Lamp by Menu

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:17 am
    Here’s another smallish lamp, and this one is a charmer. A round concrete base holds an oversize glass light bulb with a little brass button to control brightness. That touch of brass keeps the design dressed up- think of it like a hint of expensive jewelry on an otherwise utilitarian outfit. A friend of mine who has one talked about it with reverence, and, as this friend knows good design and quality, it’s a safe bet you won’t regret adding it to your abode for the right sort of ambient light. Designer: Jonas Wagell Materials: Brass, Glass Size: 6.7″w x 11.4″h
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  • Swing + Rock: A Singularly Whimsical Combo Seat

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    In general, when we think of swings we picture kids playing. And when we think of rocking chairs, we often envision an elderly grandparent leisurely falling asleep in a gently rocking seat. Designers Clara Rivière and Tobias Nickerl combine the two into seating for every age with their Rocking Swing. The swing/chair's frame is a lightweight tubular metal. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Elegant Swinging Chair is a Big, Inviting Birdcage Rope-Suspended Steel & Wood Swing Chair is Simply Fun Animal Hybrid Chairs Turn Humans Into Mythical…
  • Divided and United: Spanish Home’s Separate Volumes Are Visually Connected

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Casa el Bosque, or House in the Forest, was designed by Ramón Esteve Estudio and built in a suburban area of Valencia, Spain. Though the area is rather densely populated, this particular home is located on a plot surrounded by a pine forest. It was the forest and the beautiful natural surroundings that inspired the home's unusual layout. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Steel Bridge Cantilever Home: Suburban Living on the Edge Stealth Stone Summer Home Rises Right Up from the Rocks Living in Nature: Beautiful Wood & Stone Bungalow Home…
  • The Droid: Star Wars Coffee Table Pinball Machine

    Trevor Coulson
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    It’s a coffee table. It’s a pinball machine. It’s a "Star Wars" lover’s dream. It’s the Droid, a piece of furniture so cool, you’ll want it whether you grew up with Darth Vader, Yoda and C-3PO or not. Created by utterly inventive Hungarian ALTAR furniture, this "one and only love child of Star Wars pinball and R2D2" has snagged a 2015 A'Design Award and garnered – deservedly – lots of international attention. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Shadowy Modern Dishware Accessory Designs Creative Dish Drying Racks & Self-Drying…
  • Leaning is the New Standing: Clever Chair Takes the Pressure Off

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Remember a very, very recent time when standing desks were all the rage and doctors were telling us that sitting down to work was as bad for our health as smoking? Well, that's actually still true, but now you can quit pretending to be ok with standing up all day at work because the LeanChair is about to switch things up a little. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: StorkStand May Be the Simplest Standing Desk Ever Designed Office Chair Increases Health By Keeping You On Your Feet Peek a Boo! Working Table With Room for Your Cat to Play Fun Hamster…
  • Floraform: Jewelry for the Future

    Sylvie Greil
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Harry Winston. These hallowed names in jewelry are so … not cerebral! Enter Floraform, a new line of computationally crafted 3D-printed jewelry from Nervous System. This innovative generative design was "inspired by the biomechanics of growing leaves and blooming flowers and explores the development of surfaces through differential growth." There you have it. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Crafty Reuse: Cool Jewelry Recycled from Home Hardware Precious Metals? Solid Silver Metal Diamond Ring Designs Home Jewelry:…
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  • A Curated, Creative Journey

    18 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    The Julia Buckingham Collection for Global Views debuting Summer 2015… Say again?! I am living a dream come true! It’s been an amazing journey this last year and such a learning experience. I am thrilled to introduce my new collection with Global Views.  They have been an amazing partner allowing me to bring my Modernique® vision to life. It has always been my dream to have a collection where I can literally curate an entire space from floor to ceiling- Global Views has allowed me to do just that. I’ve always been a huge fan of Global Views and they have been a go-to…
  • Dwell on Design | 2015

    14 Jun 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Dwell on Design returned to Los Angeles this year for another round of great design events and exhibitions, seems like it gets better and better every year! This year I explored the show to see both new finds and old finds, but always interesting new showcases. From ideas on landscaping to space-maximizing bathroom ideas from Geberit, here are some of my highlights from this year’s #DOD2015. Love the colorful and graphic fabrics available from The Shade Store. A highlight, and absolute favorite, the faucets and fittings from Franz Viegener – beautiful minimal streamlined design! More…
  • Legends of La Cienega: The Parties

    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

    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!

    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
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  • DIY: Pot Holders Knit from Ocean-Tossed Twine

    Justine Hand
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    On any given summer day, it's not usual to find Marnie Campbell stationed at Rock Harbor, in Orleans, Massachusetts, knitting away in her signature orange beach chair. Her latest handmade inspiration? A series of nautical knits made from foraged marine twine. A consummate hunter-gatherer and creative thinker, Marnie walks the shore of Cape Cod daily in search of new and unusual finds to incorporate into her work. (My prized Marnie-made possession is a tomato-red hot pad interwoven with thin strips of golden grass.) For the past few years, Marnie has been collecting ocean-tossed twine washed…
  • Trending on Gardenista: Homegrown July 4th Ideas

    Remodelista Team
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Get your drinkable sparklers, patriotic enamelware, and summer-house rope tricks here. Above: Before and After: A Summer Porch Rehab in Upstate New York. (And tour the interior in our post A Country House Reinvented by Jersey Ice Cream Co.) Above: 10 Easy Pieces: Fourth of July Celebration. Above: DIY: Raspberry Sparkler for the Fourth of July. Above: DIY Summer: 9 Ideas for Rope Decor with a Castaway Vibe. Above: A Year-Round Barbecue for the Designer Set. Above: Gardenista Giveaway: Landscape Architect Edmund Hollander's New Book of Estate Gardens. More Stories from Remodelista Trending on…
  • 6 Favorites: Traditional Cast Iron Skillets

    Christine Chang Hanway
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    There’s little you can’t make (or bake) with a 10-inch cast iron skillet, and if you look after it properly (season it regularly), cast iron cookware will last you a lifetime and beyond. Here are six favorites. Above: A chef's dream: a row of variously sized cast iron skillets. Photograph via Brook Farm General Store. Above: Vintage Griswold and Wagner cast iron skillets, the Rolls Royce of the cast iron world, can be found on eBay from $80 to $250. Above: The 10.25-inch Lodge Logic Skillet is available through Amazon; $24.35. Above: The 10-inch Camp Chef Cast Iron Skillet is available…
  • The Green Housekeeping Goddess: Eco Living Advice from Priscilla Woolworth

    Sarah Lonsdale
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Priscilla Woolworth has retail in her genes—four generations ago her family created the original five-and-dime Woolworths, which in its heyday was the largest chain store in the world. She continues the legacy in a modern, California way with Priscilla Woolworth, her online eco-concious general store launched in 2009. Back then she was living in LA with her two young teen girls, and, stumped by the lack of environmentally friendly consumer choices, she set out on a three-year intensive research mission that led to a new career. Woolworth’s own childhood was spent mostly in the South of…
  • Naked No More: Lampshades for Plumen Bulbs

    Margot Guralnick
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The world's most stylish energy-efficient bulbs, the Plumen 001 and 002, look good naked. They also accessorize well. Of late Plumen has been collaborating with kindred designers all over on a range of shades tailor made to present the bulbs in the best light.  Above: Admired at ICFF and debuting this September, the Plumen Drop Top Lamp Shade is an in-house Plumen design that comes in white (shown), black, and amber.  Above: The Plumen Drop Top Shade in black. The London-based company has online UK, Euro, and US shops, and the new glass shade will be available at all three;…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • This French Robot Prints Furniture Like Cake Icing — Design News

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Pin it A big robot squeezes molten plastic like it's icing a cake, but it's actually 3D printing furniture. Named Galatéa, the robot is the centerpiece of the Kickstarter for Drawn, where it will travel to you and print your reward on the spot. READ MORE »
  • How To Make a Paper Airplane — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Pin it Along with being allowed to write in pen, chew bubblegum, and walk home from school alone, being able to construct your very own airplane is a sort of rite of passage when you're a kid. If it's been a while since you've made one, brush up on your skills and share it with your favorite niece, nephew, or young friend. READ MORE »
  • Muhammad Ali's Childhood Home To Undergo Restoration — Design News

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
    Pin it This Louisville, Kentucky home where Muhammad Ali grew up in the 1950s is undergoing a restoration and conversion into a museum. A group of boxing fans are taking on the project. READ MORE »
  • Anxious About Your Orchid? Try This Clever Watering Tip

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Pin it Like most very beautiful things, orchids are known for being temperamental and tough to care for. So when we received one at the Apartment Therapy offices recently, no one really knew what to do. That is until Henry, Senior Web Designer and apparent gardening savant, spoke up and recommended we water it with one interesting ingredient. We tried it! READ MORE »
  • Spend 1 Hour, 1 Day, or 1 Weekend: How To Add Texture to a Neutral Bedroom

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Pin it Neutral spaces are tricky. Done well and your home is sophisticated, timeless, and soothing. If you're not careful, however, your house reads 2-dimensional and dull. Interest comes in the form of texture, which you desperately need. It can come in the form of projects large and small, from full-on architectural details to smaller accessories and decor. No matter how much time you have, there's always something you can do. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Our Top Five Favorite Mad Men Design Moments

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    Now that Don Draper finally nailed the ultimate account and Mad Men has disappeared into 1970 forever, I’ve been binge watching the whole thing all over again on Netflix. There were so many fantastic moments of graphic design, fashion design, even hair design (and some not-so-good ones, those ’70s staches and sideburns were not doing the characters any favors). But most of all, I loved to watch Mad Men for the spot-on 1960s set design. There are too many to count; with all that Eames, Saarinen and other mid-century icons lurking everywhere. Here are some of the highlights: What…
  • Don’t Miss This Fatboy Deal!
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    Whether you’re craving a colorful hammock to swing in or big fat comfy seats to replace those rickety old lawn chairs, there has never been a better time to stock up on Fatboy’s clever and colorful outdoor furniture offerings.  Now through June 15 2015, spend $600 on Fatboy Outdoor Furniture and save $100.     This is not your 1970s bean bag. The Fatboy Original Outdoor comes in way cooler colors, is much more comfortable as a real seat and its jacket is moisture repellent Sunbrella™ fabric.   You know it’s the best time of year to lounge and swing from…
  • Brand Spotlight: Kähler Design
    29 May 2015 | 9:28 am
    If you don’t know Kähler, you’re going to want to get to know them. The iconic Danish ceramics company has been making museum-worthy pieces since 1839. Don’t let the pedigree scare you though; the Kähler pieces you’ll treasure forever are still handmade by artisans yet are reasonably priced.   Hand-painted stripes mark the classic Omaggio line by Kähler. A variety of shapes and sizes in a range of colors, the vase collection is made for all sorts of leaves, branches and blooms.   Omaggio will dress your table with style as well. A favorite is the crisp…
  • Some Easy Swaps and Props for Summer Decor

    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

    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…
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    Home Design Find

  • Stairway Courtyard Brings a Glass Box of Light into Hong Kong Renovation

    Susan Kraemer
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    This surprising courtyard lightens a renovated house in the Sha Tin neighborhood of Hong Kong by Millimeter Interior Design Limited. Parking and entrance is on the first floor next to the stair. A strange aquarium-like light penetrates deeply into the house via this glass-boxed courtyard by the staircase. The master bedroom suite is accessed up past the glass courtyard, so every trip up or down is next to nature. The renovation of an existing 40-year old house transforms it into a comfortable and modern accommodation with spacious rooms. Now, its spacious master bedroom suite has room to…
  • The Courtyard House Maximizes a Dark Forest Site

    Susan Kraemer
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:54 pm
    NO ARCHITECTURE has created a lovely house with a central courtyard reflected in the hexagonal cut-out in the roof. The roof cut-out uses passive solar gain, allowing light and air inside, to a potentially dark site. This central courtyard brings light down into the center of the home and is conceived as both uniter and divider creating space and privacy within. Highly polished concrete floors throughout reflect the surrounding forest. The courtyard, while continuing the surrounding indigenous landscape, also supplies a convenient kitchen garden for the family cook. The design provides the…
  • An Eccentric Skiers Getaway in China – Snow Apartment

    Susan Kraemer
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    Now here’s a strange sight! And is that… a ski rack? The Snow Apartment by penda is located in Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China in a famous skiing region north of Beijing. Inspired by a melting snowfield in spring, when nature slowly revives from winter and offers a contrast of cold and warm, white and colored, the apartment is entirely white and wood. A series of skylights offer the only daylight – as if we really have been buried in a snowdrift. The plastered walls of ‘snow’ are suspended just above the floor with brilliant white LED under lighting – further…
  • A Perfect White Villa for Sublime Relaxation Outside Tokyo

    Susan Kraemer
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    A wraparound S shape defines this small but sweet all-white villa an hour from Tokyo on the Boso Peninsula by Kiyonobu Nakagame & Associates. The serene simplicity of white concrete reveals the elegance of the S shape and establishes a peaceful counterpoint against the balmy blue skies just east of the capital city. The very well-stated design consists of one continuous wall that is folded in different directions to set up the various views. The utmost in serene minimalism continues in the single master bedroom suite upstairs. Here a deep soaking tub for relaxation within the vast ocean…
  • Design Dilemma: Red 101

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:41 am
    Contemporary Exterior by Ottawa Architects & Building Designers Christopher Simmonds Architect Got a hankering for red? We do! Red is bold and modern. It’s snazzy and snappy. Best of all, it can be the easiest way to wake-up an otherwise boring room. But red can go wrong too. Use too much, and you lose the cool factor. Use the wrong hue, and it just doesn’t work. Here are a few things to keep in mind about RED. 1) A little bit goes a long way. The best thing about red is that you don’t have to use much of it to get the most dramatic effect. In fact, just one red object…
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  • Link love

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    Brand extensions.. always interesting imagining what could be.. Weekend = time for cake A must-DIY- this clay and rope basket. The Bloesem Shop has moved! Our shop can now be found at with special treats, everything is going at 40% off (except for Bloesem classes). La Villa Noailles, the perfect shades of pink indoors. Fancy some exploring? Find some spots to visit in Singapore and Japan with this new city guide.. You can never get too much inspiration for branding and packaging. One fiber at a time.. Raw chocolate pistachio buttercups Next up: Gold foil and basic calligraphy…
  • If you like colours too..

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:23 am
    Dots gift wrap pack  .. then you have come to the right post. This crafty sister duo, Sweet William prints, they are an inspiring pair. Paula and Shelley design a range of stationery and gift items, featuring many of Paula's vibrant illustrations. Based and printed in Australia, their products are of the highest quality and have been tested to last for a long long time. The colour combinations are refreshing and so exciting. Also, Paula's studio looks like the place to be to get inspired, colour all over the walls! { 1. Garden print ; 2. Tea revives you print ; 3. Blue pot print ;…
  • Studio Thier & Van Daalen

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:31 am
    Another stop along Design Kwartier was Studio Thier & Van Daalen. They fascinate us with their interior objects that incorporate elements of nature with a play of colour, light and reflection. The duo behind Studio Thier&vanDaalen, use individual strengths to come up with their unusual and intriguing designs, Ruben being more focused on the technical aspects, while Iris plays with how the design looks and takes shape.  With the end goal set at surprising people, Iris and Ruben are constantly working on new ways and areas to use their designs in. Their common interest colours and…
  • Featured product: Graphic tealight holder

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:50 am
    Featured Product of the Day: 60% off Graphic patterned tealight candle holders from &Klevering with the code FEATURED60 at checkout .. What's the Featured Product on Bloesem kids today? .. 40% off all other Bloesem items with the code GSS40.
  • Featured product: Patterned cushions

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Featured Product of the Day: 60% off Tas-ka patterned cushions with the code FEATURED60 at checkout .. What's the Featured Product on Bloesem kids today? .. 40% off all other Bloesem items with the code GSS40.
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    2Modern Blog

  • July Lighting Sales: Save on Varaluz, Cerno, Fanimation (2Modern)
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    We’re kicking off July with sales on contemporary lighting by Varaluz, Cerno, and Fanimation. Cerno, a Southern California design studio is known for beautifully crafted, innovative LED modern lighting designs which fuse superior materials and supreme functionality with elegant forms. Our Cerno sale features 15% off on all Cerno modern lighting, including the Altus LED Floor Lamp and the Fortis LED Wall Sconce, new Cerno designs and recent arrivals at 2Modern. Shop the Cerno sale here > Eco-friendly lamps by Varaluz are distinctive for their inventively…
  • New York Botanical Garden Recreates Frida Kahlo’s Mexico City Garden (2Modern)
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The New York Botanical Garden has an unusual blockbuster exhibit on its hand this summer, thanks to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kahlo, whose cult following rivals that of no other woman artist, was famously inspired by horticulture—evidenced in the lush plants and flowers that were recurring themes in both her paintings and in her expressive fashion statements. For this inspired collaboration between the New York Botanical Garden and guest curator, the Latin American scholar Adriana Zavala, Kahlo’s lesser known lifelong project—a gorgeously landscaped garden…
  • Exclusive Sale: Save 15% on Niche Modern Contemporary Lighting (2Modern)
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The value of American-made modern design is clearly illustrated in the beautiful contemporary lighting designs of Niche Modern, a New York-based design studio and factory that keeps its dazzling creative output firmly planted on American soil. Our exclusive Niche Modern Sale dovetails with the July 4th holiday, as good a time as any to celebrate the originality and drive of design that’s proudly made in America—or in the case of Niche Modern, meticulously hand crafted in America. Now, through July 7th, save a sparkling 15% on all Niche Modern pendant lights, including the brand…
  • Made in America Exclusive Sale: Save 15% June 23 – July 7 (2Modern)
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:54 pm
    2Modern’s Made in America Exclusive Sale features the work of brands who are proud to create and manufacturer their modern design products locally. Brooklyn studiosFlavor Paper and Lights Up!, Illinois-based John Beck Paper & Steel, New Jersey’s Iannone Design, and New York State’s Niche Modern are part of our All-American lineup of designers, studios, and hard-working makers who practice their craft on American soil. Now, through July 3rd, save an exclusive 15% on all modern furniture, lighting, and wall coverings by these All-American brands. Shop from our…
  • British Designers Pay Homage to Robin Day’s Mid Century Reclining Chair (2Modern)
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    Contemporary designers, including Jasper Morrison, Ilse Crawford, and Barber Osgerby, are paying homage to Robin Day—the great English modern furniture designer who would have turned 100 this year—with a show featuring customized versions of one of his most famous creations, the handsome Reclining Chair. Robin Day Centenary Design Edit has been organized by London furniture retailer Twentytwentyone, the exclusive manufacturer of Day’s 1952 masterwork, in honor of Day’s centenary birth year, and features bespoke coverings for the chair by a select group 10 UK…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • The tabletop as art display space: Ceramic mosaic tops by Furthur

    Michael Landfair
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:29 pm
    The LA Times today reports that for some time "...tables with ceramic-tiled tops have often been relegated to patio and pool areas — strictly outdoors.But that's changing, says Michelle Arias, who, with her husband, Raymond, opened Furthur on Sunset Boulevard 20 years ago. Tables adorned with 4-by-4-inch Mexican azulejos (ceramic wall tiles) are now in-home worthy because the quality of the tiles that she gets in Dolores Hidalgo, about a 40-minute drive north from San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico, has so vastly improved.Azulejos can be traced to Moorish influences in the Iberian…
  • Screen Door Will Open For Brunch and Lunch Seven Days a Week

    Michael Landfair
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    The Screen Door has been added to my itinerary for next visit to PDX land.Image: Allison JonesA massive bombshell from weekend brunchmaster Screen Door. Starting June 11, the Southern fried East Burnside restaurant will  open for brunch and lunch seven days a week.That's right: chicken and waffles on a Monday, all the grits and Spicy Creole Bloody Marys you can handle Tuesday, Friday, Sunday, whatever—just throw your calendar away entirely. Also, the restaurant will debut a huge new lunch menu, built around a line-up of 13 Southern sandwiches (muffaletta and brisket to…
  • From Mukava, the World’s First Egonomic Reading Table.

    Michael Landfair
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:43 am
    From Mukava, the world’s first ergonomic reading table. Designed by multi-award winning industrial designer Hiroshi Ono, Mukava is compatible with all mobile and tablet devices as well as books and documents. Mukava features our patented hinge system that adjusts to more than twelve possible positions, making your reading or viewing experience comfortable wherever you are. Feel free to watch their new promotional video highlighting its versatility and design: currently offers three revolutionary products which are listed below1) Mukava Premium…
  • 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:
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    29 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
                                                                                                  Over the years, I have featured the…
  • Recreate This English Country Manor Look

    20 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
                                    I missed writing about Scotland and didn’t want to leave the United Kingdom so soon, so I thought this would be a good time to visit Penny Morrison, the Wales based interior and fabric designer whose fabulous country home was recently seen in Elle Décor. It seems Morrison is everywhere these days.  Besides her own house being featured,  two other homes she designed were recently photographed, and…
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  • Independence Day Holiday

    Jane F
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking the weekend off to celebrate the 4th of July. With best wishes to all for freedom and independence around the world. And with thanks to California-made Fireclay Tile for providing a great Independence Day collage that celebrates the red, white and blue of the American flag.… Continue ReadingThe post Independence Day Holiday appeared first on Atticmag.
  • French Bistro Shelves

    Jane F
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:02 pm
    French Bistro shelves are making cameo appearances on kitchen islands and counters. Like most shelving in the kitchen, these traditional French bistro shelves have a specific character which can make them a great accessory. Long used in restaurants  for displaying food, wines or collectibles they also were partial screens to block certain lines of sight while at the same time revving up appetites. In home kitchens — particularly on an island — bistro shelves may be focal points if not conversation pieces. The glass shelving is transparent, so what goes on the shelves is showcased by the…
  • Colorful Mudrooms

    Jane F
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    Colorful mudrooms — even when the color is neutral — offer a hint of personality in the entryway of a house. For a long time most mudrooms I saw were white, just like kitchens. As places to house boots, hats, umbrellas, jackets, dog leashes and assorted other outdoor gear the use of white made them a bit fussy for me. In addition to color, a mudroom (or boot room) by definition serves a function. In a way it’s a glorified closet but a public one. Elaborate woodwork is not always required. Even a small space can benefit from a shelf rack with pegs and a storage bench like the ones…
  • Marie Antoinette Armchair

    Jane F
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    On Thursday, July 9, an armchair belonging to the last queen of France— Marie-Antoinette — will be sold at public auction by Christie’s in London. Marie Antoinette’s exquisite armchair, a bergère, features an arched back and padded scrolling arms. It is said to be the only surviving armchair (fauteuil en bergère) from the most expensive suite of furniture that belonged to the French queen. The entire set of 16 chairs (8 armchairs and 8 side chairs) cost 20,000 livres when they were ordered in 1780. (The livre was the French currency from medieval times until 1795, when it was…
  • Million Dollar Decorator Bedrooms

    Jane F
    21 Jun 2015 | 11:04 am
    Bedrooms by famous decorators, like these by Martin Lawrence Bullard, are tailored to each client — at least on the surface. That’s certainly true of four bedrooms by Million Dollar Decorator star Martin Lawrence Bullard whose work I first saw on the Bravo TV show. The series I caught showed Mr. Bullard decorating the New York home of Jimmy Choo shoe queen Tamara Mellon. One highlight was the episode where a massive piece of stone for the top of the dining room table was hoisted into her townhouse by a crane set up in the street. Last year, Ms. Mellon filed a lawsuit against the…
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Dated San Fran Kitchen Gets Textural Makeover with Bamboo Shades

    Abigail Sawyer
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:27 pm
    We’d like to introduce you to a DIY + decor blog that we’ve been completely hooked on for the past few months, Hammers and Heels. It’s lovely author, Amanda, has an incredible eye for design – so much so that her college apartment was featured on The Everygirl. If you thought that space was great, get excited because she now has a home of her own and is remodeling it over from the ground up. We were excited to be a part of Amanda’s kitchen mini makeover and just love how the space turned out. Read on to see more! Hammers and Heels Kitchen Makeover with Woven…
  • 15 Unexpected Ways to Decorate with Collections

    Abigail Sawyer
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    Collections may be based on childhood nostalgia or relics from a bygone era that fascinate you. Whatever you collect, what good is it if it’s stashed in a drawer or hidden away in a box? If you want to know how to display collections, we’ve got 15 ideas for you. 1. Go Monochrome Simple shelves in the same color at the wall paint will make your collection, like these vintage cameras, really take center stage. 2. Use a Collection as Decor Inspiration This homeowner spent years competing her collection of vintage pyrex, so she redecorated her kitchen to match + show it off. 3. Take…
  • How to Check your Order Status from

    Benjamin Serven
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:41 pm
    After placing an order for your brand spanking new blinds, we want to keep you up to date on how it’s doing and when it’ll arrive on your doorstep! To check the status of your order, all you need are 2 things: 1. Your Order Number 2. Your Email Address Can’t find your order number? All orders will be followed by a confirmation email which contains your order number. If you can’t find that email, call customer service, and they’ll assist you in pulling up your order and advising you of your current status.  Head over to…
  • Want X-Ray Vision? Solar Shades are for you!

    Benjamin Serven
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today we’re taking a look at solar shade opacity. Not even sure what that is? Stick around, and I’ll tell you about it. Solar shades are a great choice where privacy isn’t a factor, but blocking light and glare are important. Solar shades will prevent UV rays from fading your furniture, floors, and other household items. They’ll also keep glare off your TV. They’re just like sunglasses for your windows! Solar shades come in different levels of opacity, varying from 14%-1% openness. Now what does that mean? A 1% shade will block 99% of the UV rays, while a 14%…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Blinds for Bay Windows

    Benjamin Serven
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Bay windows can be beautiful. Challenging. Lovely. Difficult. Ordering blinds for these angular spaces can be a bit intimidating. But few things make a room look polished as much as a well dressed bay window.Today, we’re going to walk you through the “how-to” of bay windows to make this potentially complex window covering a cinch. Bay windows are defined by a projection from the wall of your house, usually including at least 3 windows. 2 angled windows, and 1 in the middle. The main challenge of bay windows is getting the blinds to fit in the allotted spaces without…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Good Eats – Sharing One of my Favorite Pasta Recipes!

    Rima Butto
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Ronzoni, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RonzoniSummer I find getting my daily veggie requirements in can be kind of tricky (I’m sort of a picky eater), so I love the idea of being able to get my necessary vegetables in something I eat anyway. I’m so excited to share one of my favorite pasta recipes that’s easy, delicious, and a great way to get your daily nutrition requirements. I picked up a box of Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta from…
  • Win a Complete Kate Spade Office Accessory Set ($240 value) {CLOSED}

    Rima Butto
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    **Giveaway NOW CLOSED!** Who doesn’t love the fabulousness of Kate Spade? Especially when it comes to their super chic line of office accessories. If you’re a big a fan as I am, you’re in for a huge treat! My Pretty Office (a division of the the great supply website Twist Office Products) are sponsoring a giveaway for Office Stylist readers – a complete set of Kate Spade office accessories worth $240. One lucky winner will receive an acrylic stapler, tape dispenser, letter tray, water bottle, stripe and dot folders, dot notebook, gold pen set, gold pencil cup, gold…
  • How to Give your Balcony a Stylish, New Look for Summer

    The Office Stylist
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:00 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. It’s officially summer (though June gloom in LA would have you thinking otherwise) and I thought what better way to kick off this season than by updating my balcony? Before I moved, I never really thought I would care if I had outdoor space or not. After living here the last few years I realized it’s a must and I spend a lot of time hanging out here, especially during the summer months. With that being…
  • Katie Kime’s Colorful & Chic Space {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Where is your office located? Austin, Texas! Describe your office space to us. We have a large office/warehouse space and both parts serve many different functions for our day-to-day operations. We have inspiration boards and meeting rooms, and then light boxes and white backdrops for shooting product. We have a shipping operation and lots of prototyping and employees of course. So you never really know what will be going on in any given room or space on a daily basis.  Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? Mostly it comes from where I want the product lines and…
  • 5 Office Hacks that Will Make Your Life Easier with Glad Press’n Seal

    Rima Butto
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Glad, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pressnsealhacks I’m all for unique uses of regular household items AKA Lifehacks, so I’m super excited to share my latest discovery. You may already be familiar with Glad Press’n Seal for its uses in the kitchen (it’s better than basic plastic wrap for sealing food and the like), but did you know it can be used a ton of different ways in the office? You just have to think a little outside the…
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Bridget Beari's Top 5 Rules for Furniture Arrangement

    28 Jun 2015 | 4:26 am
    When designing a room and arranging the furniture, there are some stand by rules that apply. Although sometimes the most interesting rooms are the ones that refuse to be confined. I like to start with these 5 principles and then work from there. 1. Define A Focal PointIn this room the primary focal point is the fireplace. The furniture is placed parallel to this wall. Floating away from the window wall and the 2 klismos chairs floating across from the sofa. 2. Remember the Traffic FlowEven in a small room the furniture most not block your everyday walk through of the room.
  • Chateau Soleil

    21 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    I love a good show house and the Atlanta Decorator's Show House never disappoints. This year the designer's revamped the Chateau Soleil for 2015 last April and May. I'll show you a couple of my favorite details: Living Room: Loved this Fromental wallpaper. I'm usually not a pink and green fan but the addition of this navy blue was stunning. EntryMaster Bedroom Simple clean - love the leaning artFamily Roomorange and dark charcoal plus geometricsLiving RoomCollage walls are all over this year                     …
  • 2015 Kips Bay Designer House

    7 Jun 2015 | 4:36 am
    It's an annual adventure to NYC for ICFF and the Kips Bay show house. It's the best in furniture, accessories, lighting and interior design. This year the show house was in the Arthur Sachs Mansion on East 55th @ 66th. A 5 story 9,600 sqft. Beaux Arts style townhouse that will be open from May 14th - June 11th. A beautiful exterior shot - love the detailing and ironwork. One of my favorite rooms was the master bedroom by David Phoenix. The upholstered walls and wallpapered ceiling. Neutral and rich at the same time. The fireplaces were original to the house. I…
  • Southern Living 2015 Idea House Comes to Virginia

    31 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Bunny Williams turns on the charm with her version of an updated classic farmhouse in the hills of Albermarle County outside of Charlottesville Virginia for this year's Southern Living Idea House. I was lucky to be invited for a preview as a new Southern Living Designer Network partner. What a treat to see all my favorite vendors and some new ones too. Beautiful EntryStone House with metal roof - beautiful porches and patios to enjoy the amazing views. The house was built by Jayson collier of Summit Custom Homes and designed by Rosney Co. Architects both of Charlottesville. The…
  • 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…
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  • Malibu Home Renovation – Design Details

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    If you haven't been following along on the blog, here's the abbreviated scoop on our Malibu home renovation. My guy TE and I are in the throws of a massive home renovation project in Malibu. It is...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Two-Tone Style Ideas – Rooms, Fashion, Design

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Who doesn’t love the bold look of two-tone style?  This top and long skirt by top fashion designer Prabal Gurung hits the two color sweet spot. Bold black and white midriff top with a luxurious... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Monochromatic Rooms – 9 Ways To Design With Color

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    Love the idea of a room done in all one color. Monochromatic rooms can be "tres chic". Floor to ceiling in one bold color statement. One color matching throughout or shades of a color used to...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Malibu Home Renovation Video – Exterior Color Dilemma

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:58 am
      Renovation video update.  Today I bring you a quick video with a last minute thought and dilemma that my guy TE and  I ran into this past weekend on our home renovation project in Malibu.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Furniture Layout Ideas - Living Room Look

    23 Jun 2015 | 2:36 am
    Lately have been thinking of ways to configure living room furniture in a space that might require two seating groups.   What is the best furniture floor plan if your living room is just a little too...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
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  • VIP Platinum Award Winners

    6 Jun 2015 | 4:21 am
    By Gail Doby, ASID Watch the video below to see the announcement of the 2015 VIP Platinum Coaching Award Winners … Our winners experienced amazing transformations in their businesses during the last year, and we are very proud of each of them. For those of you that did not enter, be sure to send your results next year. For those [...] The post VIP Platinum Award Winners appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
  • “Make Every Day a Masterpiece” John Wooden

    4 Jun 2015 | 8:02 pm
    By Drue Lawlor. FASID Director of Coaching at DSU How often do you think about the real consequences of the decisions you make?  John Maxwell reminds us that making good decisions can create benefits far into the future points, but bad decisions can come back to haunt us. He points to John Wooden’s quote, “make every day a masterpiece”, and explains that there [...] The post “Make Every Day a Masterpiece” John Wooden appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
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  • 10 Questions :: Sisterhood of the World of Bloggers Award

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
    You may have seen the Sisterhood of the World of Bloggers Award going around from blog to blog. I’m not sure when it all started, but recently I had the good fortune of being tagged by Lisa, a sweet friend and the incredibly talented interior designer behind Lisa Mende Design. This means that I’ve been asked to answer her 10 questions, then select 10 new bloggers and ask them to answer my 10 questions. Thank you Lisa for nominating me! And here we go… Q :: If you could have any job besides the one you have right now, what would it be? A :: Wow, that’s tough. I’m living…
  • Friday Finds :: Girly Home Decor

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but this was a long week and I’m glad the weekend is here. To celebrate, I’ve rounded up some very pretty home decor. As I was pulling items that caught my eye, I noticed a pattern… lots of neutrals and some pops of hot pink. Isn’t the triangle rug (#1) fabulous! Loving these girly home decor looks!   product links: 1. metrix rug in hot pink // 2. pagoda lantern 3. zebra mini iPad…
  • July 4th :: Outdoor Entertaining

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Festive, without being cheesy. That’s what I love about this July 4th tablescape pictured above. Your Independence Day backyard picnic can also patriotic without overloading on stars and stripes by simply keeping to a red, white and blue color scheme. Here are a few items perfect for stylish July 4th outdoor entertaining: product links 1 picnic blanket // 2 hammock // 3 enamalware // 4 bar cart // 5 beach towel // 6 pillow *first image via BHG  …
  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Master Bedroom

    11 Jun 2015 | 9:44 am
    Dark moss green. It’s a color that was popular in the 90s is making a comeback. The earthy shade of green covers the walls in the Master Bedroom designed by Will Wick of Wick Design for this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. To balance the masculine walls, Wick adds soft feminine tones including the light cream drapery and pale pink bedside lamps. To achieve a curated feel, the space features a mixture of modern-styled furniture (much of which was custom designed by Wick himself) with antiques. In addition, Wick’s use of lighting, artwork and color is tremendous. I…
  • Book Review :: Windsor Smith HOMEFRONT

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:23 am
    Her interiors are glamorous, yet practical; sophisticated, yet relaxed. She strikes the perfect balance. I’m talking about A-list interior designer, Windsor Smith. She is simply one of the best in the business and so it’s no surprise that her first book, HOMEFRONT (Rizzoli) is absolutely fantastic. Filled with over 200 inspiring images, Smith walks through her process for creating beautiful, functional spaces from design intuition to the home in balance. In the book’s introduction, she explains her goal is to “design beautiful rooms for the way people today actually use…
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  • Designer Loft on Air B & B

    Trudy Crane
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    This super cute loft on Air B & B would be the perfect place to stay if you are visiting Helsinki, Finland. I really want to visit one day and often scan Air B & B for dream apartments in this city and Copenhagen as well. Sooo many good spots! Of course all done in the simple Scandi style I love….. Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • The White Room

    Trudy Crane
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:37 pm
    This gorgeous space in Melbourne called The White Room, is available to rent! A sweet space that I would love to stay in...surrounded by the best restaurants and entertainment this little gem has superb style. All in neutral grey, white and of my favourite combinations. Check out Est Magazine for more pictures!PHOTOGRAPHY: Lisa Cohen Enjoy!TrudyxxLinking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life
  • Summer in Sweden

    Trudy Crane
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Such a sweet summer cottage in Sweden in this months Lonny Magazine. This 1200 sq ft home in Sweden was designed by Carol Ross along with the owner, a former journalist from Los Angeles, Ulrica Wihlborg. I love the pale tones and simple furnishings in this house. For the full story and more photos visit Lonny here...  Photographed by Carina OlanderLinking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life via: Lonny Magazine Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • Summer Pink

    Trudy Crane
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:55 pm
    You know I love pink just about as much as I like black and white. It always feels fresh added to white in small touches. I also love it in flowers (the peonies right now!!!) , pottery, and in my strawberry ice cream.  Feels just perfect this time of year doesn't it!Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life This is Glamourous Found on Found on Found on Found on Found on Enjoy!Trudyxx
  • Floral Simplicity

    Trudy Crane
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Loving this floral apartment from Fantastic Frank. Mix and match of floral wall papers in almost every room...which should be way too much but I love it! It feels so very vintage yet surprisingly modern don't you think? Touches of black in the kitchen ground this small apartment and keep the modern theme throughout.Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life Enjoy!Trudyxxvia: Fantastic Frank
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  • Entertaining: Bring Together Fronds & Friends...

    franki durbin
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    Fronds are EVERYWHERE this summer and I am loving it. From jumpsuits to candleholders (more on that in a moment) these oversized leaves are showing up in the most unusual of places.Let's first pay tribute to 1942 by decorator Don Loper and others for popularizing the iconic Martinique wallpaper. Using a banana leaf wallcovering is a bold design choice that has made the Beverly Hills Hotel a legendary example of chic design over the years. Dorothy Draper decked the halls of The The Greenbrier Hotel in leafy green paper as well during in it's renovation in the 40's (what was…
  • Objects of Desire: All Things Crystal Clear...

    franki durbin
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Confession time: I am not a big fan of all things acrylic. It requires proper application of this sparkling medium to impress me. The waters have been seriously muddied by cheap plastic $5 objects that just happen to be clear. Plastic spoons = not sexy. Perfectly crafted Lucite legs = dead sexy. Like anything, it comes down to quality. High quality Lucite and some of the more luxurious English acrylic products on the market are stunning. Cheap impostors are everywhere, though, and it seems many don't know the difference because they've only seen them online. To try to give…
  • Game Changers: "Rise" Puts You (Yes, You) On a Private Jet...

    franki durbin
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    Last week I learned about Rise, an awesome Dallas company that is to aviation what Uber is to taxis. For $1650 per month you and a companion can fly unlimited (yes, unlimited) flights. Currently it's a regional service, but even as such this is a game changer. If you've booked a flight anywhere lately your jaw has no doubt dropped by reading he above line about unlimited monthly jaunts to and from a destination for a flat fee.A single round-trip flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Houston for a couple will set you back a pretty penny - and that's you and your lovely sitting cramped in…
  • Luxe Accommodations: Securing Some Alone Time In Sicily...

    franki durbin
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
    When someone asks you to fly to Sicily, you don't take long to say yes. Instead, you promptly thank them for their graciousness and begin plotting outfits and pulling out your TSA-friendly toiletries. In addition to checking another destination off my list, it is Italy - my happy place! I'll be traveling alone and I cannot think of a time in my life when I've been more excited about flying solo (literally & figuratively). Hectic schedule? Daily routine? Workout rut? Buh-bye! Armed with my camera, a few dresses and little more, I'm excited about making this a carry-on only trip. Where…
  • Loving: The Super Versatile Jumpsuit...

    franki durbin
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Seems they call it "genius convertible" for good reason. You can achieve at least four different looks out of this baby. And it comes in petite. And it's on sale. Did I mention the fabric is pretty much wrinkle-proof? SCORE. This one is a great one to toss in your luggage. Snag yours at WH|BM before they are all gone. 
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • DIY Rolling Storage Cart

    Brittney Smart
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:17 am
    Chic, stylish storage is the new black. These industrial-styled DIY rolling storage carts are a perfect solution for storage needs, whether hidden or on display for the world to see (or a hazy somewhere in between). In my home, storage space is at a premium; in fact, it’s pretty much nonexistent, until I spied the space under my daughters’ bed as a perfect space for some custom storage bins.This tutorial will demonstrate three ways to achieve the same look in creating your own DIY rolling storage cart. This example utilizes leather handles, walnut stain, and casters for an industrial…
  • Fresh Designs Built Around A Corner Bathtub

    Simona Ganea
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:24 am
    The corners are the least used spaces in any room of the house. But when the space is small and every inch matters, we manage to put them to good use. Like when a corner kitchen sink can solve all our problems or a set of corner kitchen cabinets can add valuable storage space to the room. The same way, a corner bathtub can turn out to be a great option.Freestanding modelsBasically any freestanding tub can be placed in the corner if that’s the desired configuration. Some models have symmetrical shapes which allows them to look natural in corners, especially if the rest of the décor…
  • 20 Versatile, Rustic Decor Pieces For Your Home

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Warm, countryside feelings can surround your home making it a much more comfortable and cozy place to rest, relax and enjoy every day of the year. From mantle musings to side table accents, rustic decor pieces are a great choice when you want a more welcoming ambiance sewn throughout the home. And we’re showing off 20, real-life ways to make that happen and inspire you.Rustic BeddingLayered with soft textures, this bedroom speaks of the rustic genre because of it’s comfort and down-home feel. It’s still stylish enough to look good, but it’s cozy enough to feel even…
  • Clever Ways Of Adding Wine Glass Racks To Your Home’s Décor

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Where do you keep your wine glasses? Is it a hanging wine glass rack, a cabinet, one of those traditional wine glass holders or something completely different that you prefer? The possibilities and storage solutions are diverse and they each have their own defining characteristics that make them special. Choosing a certain type has to do with a lot of details including the space’s destination, size and type of décor or style.Ceiling-mounted racksIntegrating a wine glass rack in the kitchen can be a problem, usually because of the lack of space. However, certain types are created…
  • Kitchens to Prove that White is the Best

    Casey Watkins
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    There are two camps of people when it comes to the color white: the camp that says it’s such a boring color and the camp that says it’s a color with so much potential. I fall into the latter camp, especially when it comes to kitchens. All white kitchens are a rising trend because people are finally seeing the value in them. White means bright. White means clean. White means limitless possibilities. Scroll through these 14 gorgeous white kitchens that will having you drooling for your own by the end.It is well known in the interior design world that open shelving is the IT kitchen…
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    Studio M

  • Modern New York Home Renovation

    Richard Torres
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M When I think of New York my first thought is typically not a home. At least, not like the conventional home I’m used to. I think of the city and apartments and just tall buildings and structures that have no place for a traditional home. This old New York home in the Village of Mamaroneck in Westchester County was given a modern and sustainable design. There is a heavy emphasis on green design and open space. From the bright color theme on the inside and exposed wooden panels on the outside porch, this place is a pleasure to walk through. Benzing Architects designed the project for…
  • Brooklyn Warehouse Renovation

    Jon Peters
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M If it were up to me, more buildings would be restored and renovated instead of torn down and replaced with something shiny and new. In my opinion, a little patina does a place good because it shows inherent character as opposed to a sometimes sterile-seeming brand new environment. One of my best friends on the West Coast has an amazing studio apartment in Seattle with a picturesque view of the Ferris wheel at Pike Place Market. Her mom, on the other hand, has an equally as fabulous residence that used to be an industrial warehouse once upon a time and has since been converted into a…
  • 7 Reasons to Love Vintage Rugs

    Chelsea Lyle
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M There are so many different types of rugs: woven, knotted, tufted, hooked, and even embroidered. They range from materials including nylon, polypropylene, wool or wool-blends, polyester, and acrylic, mainly. With so many options, it’s really difficult to pick the one you want, and especially the one that works best or is most functional for your space. Growing up, my family always had a flat-woven rug, which are incredibly easy to clean. My mom would always take the rugs out and get me to help her shake them off, then we would hang it on the clothesline out back and beat the living…
  • L’Horizon Palm Springs

    Jon Peters
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M As many avid lovers of mid-century modern will tell you, Palm Springs was once considered to be one of the top destinations among celebrities and the Hollywood elite of yesteryear. Many well-known architects and designers were infatuated by this desert oasis’ hip vibe while embracing modern style. While Palm Springs is still a popular vacation spot, places like L’Horizon Resort and Spa are bringing back the life and glamour to what there once was back in the day. Originally the Horizon Hotel, this modern desert property was owned by Lassie and The Lone Ranger’s producer Jack…
  • Fun and Friendly Fireplaces

    Richard Torres
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Studio M Fireplaces have a special aura of comfort around them when seen in a living room. Whether its things like cozying up curled up in a good book, sitting around telling stories, making s’mores, or anything else; fireplaces stimulate the senses in many good ways. These are some modern and contemporary designs that provide unique styles and character to a room. The shiny curved metals that make up the enclosures for the fire are inviting to the eyes. The style encourages its use and presence while in the room. I like the look of making the fireplace float in mid air. The stylized…
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  • 4 Interior Décor Tips for Single Moms

    Interior Design Style
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:52 am
    As a single mother, you have to manage your home, do your chores, feed your family, succeed in your career, care for your kids and take care of yourself. Such tasks can be quite hard, especially when you don’t have a close network of family and friends who lean on you. At the end of a typical single-mom week, you might not want to do much else around your home. In fact, home décor will probably be the last thing you want to focus on. But there’s a way to make home décor fit into your schedule and become enjoyable. Doing home décor activities will allow you to engage your creative…
  • Draughty Old Sash Windows? Here’s What You Can Do to Renovate Them

    Interior Design Style
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    Sash windows are a beautiful period feature that should be maintained regardless of their condition and many homes across the country are lucky enough to have them. However, old sash windows can encourage droughts to inflict misery throughout the winter, which forces you to rely on your central heating system all too often. So what exactly can you do to renovate your sash windows and improve their overall efficiency? You’re likely to be asking yourself a number of questions at this stage, such as whether you should drought proof through a complete renovation, switch to standard…
  • Common Issues to Look For in Timber Framed Buildings

    Interior Design Style
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Timber frame buildings are well known for being both beautifully structured and a little traditionally quirky. Offering a range of design features, timber framed buildings are found throughout the UK in both urban and rural areas in various conditions, and can be seen in both modern and traditional home designs. When it comes to purchasing or renovating a timber framed house, it is important to take careful measures as you may end up making an irreparable mistake, particularly if the building is very old, so it is crucial to take into account the various issues found in timber frame…
  • How a Kitchen Renovation can change your life

    Interior Design Style
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    All too often we find ourselves simply making do once we have bought a house, whether it is dealing with the small-ish bath in the bathroom to ducking under the low cabinets in the kitchen. However it is important to be able to design the home as you like it, to ensure complete comfort wherever you turn. After all, it is your house now, and a first class kitchen renovation could change your life. Whether you are a budding chef or a simple baker, your kitchen is your workspace from home-made meals to pastries to a quick take-away, and this space has to reflect how you feel about your…
  • 5 Top Tips When Selling Your Home

    Interior Design Style
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    Selling your home can be a lengthy process, however it is important to remember that what you may have loved about the property is not always going to appeal to the masses. When selling your property, you need to put away your sentimental shoes and step into your work boots. Try looking at your property as an outsider looking in. What would you want in a new property? We’ll take a look at five tips in which you can help sell your property, as advised by Southdown Surveyors: 1. Installing the Right Lighting to Brighten up your Home You want to make your home look good to potential…
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  • [Infographic] The Space Savers Encyclopedia

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    In an extensive infographic fittingly dubbed “The Space Savers Encyclopedia”, the storage experts at FleXiSpace cover exactly how you can declutter and maximize the square footage of your home. Check it out below: The Space Savers Encyclopedia by Flexispace. The post [Infographic] The Space Savers Encyclopedia appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
  • Toronto’s most expensive condo is the definition of opulence

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Address: 118 Yorkville Ave – Apt. Ph901 Neighbourhood: Yorkville, Toronto Price: $16,900,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $63,375 Bedrooms: 3| Baths: 6 Square Feet: 7,600 Parking Spots: 9 Surprise, surprise, the most expensive condo apartment currently listed on Toronto MLS happens to be located in Yorkville (we hope you sense the sarcasm). Priced at a jaw-dropping $16.9 million, the penthouse unit occupies the entire top floor of the 5 star luxury residence, the Hazelton Hotel, and at a sprawling 7,600 square feet offers more than double the living space of your average detached home.
  • Celebrity interior designers reveal their top 3 tips to increase your home’s resale value

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Source: The Design Co While browsing through pictures on Pinterest may have you thinking that eccentric furniture pieces and gleaming gold fixtures are the way to go – if you’re a homeowner, it’s likely you’re equally interested in upping your house’s resale value as you are keeping up with interior design trends. Whether you’re set on selling soon and already have your future list date saved on your calendar or simply want to rest easy knowing you’ll see a return on your investment, taking on an interior design project that hits the style mark…
  • Featured Home: $869,000 for a two-level hard loft in Parkdale

    26 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Address: 363 Sorauren Avenue – Apt. 110 Neighbourhood: Parkdale, Toronto Price: $869,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $3,259 Bedrooms: 2| Baths: 2 Square Feet: 1,150 Parking Spaces: 1 Tucked away in the city’s trendy west end – at the point where Parkdale meets Roncesvalles Village (affectionally dubbed Roncy) – is this character two level loft. Boasting towering 17 foot ceilings and factory-style arched windows that allow for plenty of natural light to seep in, the unit occupies a spot in The Robert Watson Loft residences, earning its title as a genuine hard loft.
  • 150 Redpath Condos: Live steps to Yonge and Eglinton from $199,990

    25 Jun 2015 | 2:07 pm
    150 Redpath Condos: Project Details The Best Information on 150Redpath from TheRedPin Address: 150 Redpath Avenue, Toronto Developers: Freed Developments and Capital Developments Building Type: Condominium Apartment Storeys: 28 Architects: architectsAlliance Neighbourhood: Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto Get Updated Floor Plans & Pricing 150 Redpath Condos: Neighbourhood Stats Resale Condos in Yonge and Eglinton & Neighbouring Areas Around 150 Redpath *Stats are based on Q1 2015 TREB Condo Market Report. Average Condo Rentals Prices in Yonge and Eglinton & Neighbouring…
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  • Saba, recycled wine barrel stave pendant light, kitchen island lighting by StilNovoDesign

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    649.99 USDSaba is a pendant ceiling light completely handcrafted using reclaimed oak staves, recycled from discarded French wine barrels and reinvented into this elegant, unique light fixture. Saba is ideal as kitchen island light or over a dining area.Saba's oak stave is stained in a golden oak color on the outside, while the inside still shows the rich reddish color left by the wine previously held in the barrel, creating a beautiful two tones effect. The stunning redness given by the wine is enhanced when the piece is lit. Please note that your color selection applies only to the upper…
  • The Wish Box, recycled oak wine barrel wedding wish box with card slots by StilNovoDesign

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    285.00 USDThis is our stunning Wish Box; its two practical slots are perfect to collect wedding wish cards and money cards. This gorgeous chest can also be used to stylishly store treasures and keepsakes; our Wish Box will look beautiful when displayed and will easily become a family heirloom to be cherished for years to come. Every box is made of solid white oak, individually handmade and a one of a kind piece; our boxes offer an artisan and high-end alternative to the mass produced wish boxes and wooden chests on the market.As the rest of our creations, The Wish Box is entirely made with…
  • Florence, Finest recycled Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.Our Florence design's sober and elegant line is an homage to the beautiful bridges of Florence.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations…
  • Cervantes wine barrel Chandelier recycled oak staves and hoop pendant light, ceiling lamp by StilNovoDesign

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:45 am
    998.00 USDOur stunning Cervantes chandelier is made with reclaimed oak wine barrel’s staves and metal hoop, all recycled from discarded French barrels, reinvented into this elegant and unique pendant ceiling light. Cervantes’ oak staves are stained with a rich golden color on the inside, while the outside shows the rich reddish color left by the wine previously held in the barrel, creating a striking two tones effect. The staves’ ends are smoothened to add softness to the silhouette, but still show the original groove of each barrel’s plank. The metal hoop is painted with a satin…
  • Starflower, recycled oak wine barrel stave candle holder, 4 glass candlestick holders, one of a kind, Ready to Ship by StilNovoDesign

    19 Jun 2015 | 3:50 pm
    96.99 USDStarflower is an elegant candleholder, made using a single oak stave recycled from used french wine barrels, complete of 4 large glass candlestick holders. This piece is a one of a kind and ready to ship.Starflower 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 a…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • Great Ideas for Custom Built-in Bookshelves

    17 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    I clearly remember everyone talking about a "paperless society" a few decades ago.  It was the dawn of the "digital era", and all the buzz was about how email and digital documents would soon almost completely replace printing anything on paper.And that was before tablets and smartphones!Digital documents have certainly become a preferred method of data transfer for many of us (how many emails do you send and receive every day?) but there's still plenty of paper around.  Some things, it seems, just don't work quite right in a digital format.Like books.  You probably still have…
  • 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: 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…
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    Arteriors Blog

  • Let’s Talk Sconces

    Mikala Ewald
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:15 pm
    “Sconces are the decorating equivalent of a great pair of earrings. You don’t really need them, but what a difference they can make in pulling a look together.” – Martha Stewart We agree with Martha that sconces can add a jewelry-like dimension to your space, but our customers are using them to do more than […] The post Let’s Talk Sconces appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Arteriors Featured Client: Nina Nash

    Mikala Ewald
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:34 pm
    When Atlanta-based interior designer Nina Nash from Mathews Furniture + Design sent us images of two stunning projects she designed that feature several Arteriors products, we knew we had to show them off. Nina has worked for Mathews Furniture + Design, which has been a family-owned Atlanta staple for 25 years, for almost 5 years […] The post Arteriors Featured Client: Nina Nash appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • 7 Reasons Why Interior Designers Love Arteriors

    Mikala Ewald
    28 May 2015 | 9:42 am
     Do you know why interior designers LOVE Arteriors…besides the fact that our products are usually exactly what they’re looking for?   1. No minimum orders are required for designers. We understand that sometimes you only need one. As a registered designer you have no minimum order requirements with Arteriors. 2.  Arteriors’ website provides “real time” […] The post 7 Reasons Why Interior Designers Love Arteriors appeared first on 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.
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • Sebastian Cox and Devol Kitchens – A perfectly unfitted fit

    Veronika Miller
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    What an absolute pleasure to see a collaboration between two Modenus favorites: Sebastian Cox, we wrote about his work with coppiced hazel a few years ago, and Devol Kitchens, one of our all time favorite kitchen brands in the UK. The kitchen below is now installed in Devol’s showroom in Cotes Mill, Leicestershire but we, of course, hope to see more of Devol and Sebastian in the US soon. You can see where this is going at first glance, right? Simple lines, organic materials and exquisite detailing. Less is truly more! Unfitted kitchens have long been a thing in the UK, much more so than…
  • #DXVTopSecret Reveal: Designs that tells a story

    Veronika Miller
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Last night was the official launch of the DXV Design Panel Project 2015. DXV, the luxury brand by American Standard, has made it its goal to celebrate design professionals in the US and Canada by collaborating with some of their finest talents to create settings that are as beautiful as they are imaginative, with very few limits on the designer’s creative spirit. The result for 2015? Ten stunning vignettes by seven talented designers, each one inspired by a classical piece of literature. DXV is a brand that is all about Reinventing the Classics and last night, we saw the classics come…
  • 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…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Citrus and Amethyst: An Unlikely Pair

    Furnitureland South
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    Citrus and amethyst are a great color combination, but can be very bold. While it can have a “retro” or vintage look, it also proves to be sophisticated. Whether you use yellow or lime green, either can pair with amethyst on just about anything! The boldness of this color combination can be toned down so easilyanother reason it is so great to use! To tone it down, use white or grey colors for the larger space and use citrus and amethyst as accents. This bright duo is perfect for accent pillows on a sofa or chair, or accessories around your living room. This Bernhardt Haven Collection…
  • Out Of The Blue: Pieces to Make Your Space Pop!

    Furnitureland South
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:34 pm
    One of the biggest trends during April 2015′s High Point Furniture Market was deep, rich blue huesparticularly denim & navy shades. Some style spotters are even calling navy blue the “new neutral”!   Here are just a few of our favorite true-blue items from right here at Furnitureland South: A few pro tips to renew your space with blue: Blues look fabulous mixed together. Don’t be afraid to mix teal, navy & sky blues for a fresh, current take on your space! Try turquoise for coastal looks, denim tones for a casual feel, and deep navy with golds for a…
  • 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…
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    Stylizimo Blog

  • SINNERLIG by Ilse Crawford

    Nina Holst
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:56 am
    This August we will finally see the SINNERLIG collection by the famous designer and interior designer Ilse Crawford. We got a lot of sneak peeks from the lovely collection this spring, but last week Ikea released the press images and prices for the new products. The SINNERLIG collection will provide high quality design with typical IKEA prices – it´s almost too good to be true! Isn´t this frosted white lamp with cork amazing? As you can see there is a lot of cork in the new SINNERLIG collection. Simply beautiful! I truly love the natural and calm feel to the collection, and I´m sure…
  • DIY: Flower wreath

    Nina Holst
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:29 am
    I made myself a flower wreath out of peonies, so now I´m ready for the celebration of midsummer! I guess my head will smell wonderful tonight *smile*… If you want to make a flower wreath too, you can see the video I followed here. Happy midsummer!   Images. Nina Holst
  • Salgsfavoritter ELLOS

    Nina Holst
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:25 am
    // Annonse     Ellos har startet salget, og de har spurt om jeg ville velge ut noen salgsfavoritter fra deres HJEM – sortiment. Jeg synes Ellos har veldig mye fint, så det var enkelt å finne godsaker som nå er på salg. Legg bl.a merke til avisshyllen ( nr. 10 ). Perfekt som nattbord med plass til bøker og blader og til en lampe på toppen. Nå til kun 89,- ! ( ..billigere nattbord enn det får man vel ikke? )   Salgsfavoritter fra Ellos: 1. Kurv Coco i 2-pk 2. Taklampe St Paul 3. Teppe Vallentuna 70×200 cm 4. Sengesett Wilma i bomull med stripe 5. Sengesett…
  • Strawberries on the balcony

    Nina Holst
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:19 am
    I love strawberries in the summer, so when I saw these strawberry plants I knew I had to buy some home with me… As I told you earlier, my plan is to have lots of herbs and vegetables on our little balcony outside the kitchen… , so why now some fruit too :) // I found the Strawberries at my local Mester Grønn. The plant hanger is from Ferm Living, and is available at Stylizimo Shop. //   Images: Nina Holst
  • Kampanje på Room21 – Fri frakt!

    Nina Holst
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Er det et sted jeg vet jeg finner nydelige og eksklusive designprodukter så er det på ROOM21. Her finner du kjente merkenavn som Ferm Living, Louis Poulsen og Hay for å nevne noen, og møbler og innredningsdetaljer for alle rom. Det var med andre ord mye å velge mellom når jeg ble spurt om jeg kunne velge ut noen av mine favoritter, men her er 10 favoritter som jeg umiddelbart falt for og gjerne skulle hatt hjemme hos meg selv: 1. Mantis BS2 vegglampe 2. Maggiz avishylle 3. Rope putetrekk 4. Marble skål 5. Le Grand Air 3-setersofa 6. Stonewashed matte 7. Vogue skap 64 8. Flytende…
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • 4 Kids Room Designs with Color to Spare

    HD Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Providing basic shelter is one of the most important things a parent can do. But these kids rooms do much more than provide basic shelter. With color, patterns, and custom furnishings, these rooms nurture creative thoughts from every angle. Along the way they manage to provide comfort and even organization from cozy study nooks to swinging hammock chairs to stunningly creative beds, these rooms would be the envy of everyone in the classroom and surely the sight of many boisterous sleepovers. The first room comes from architect Agnieszka Ufnal and takes its design inspiration from the hustle…
  • An Upside Down House in the Woods Flips the Architectural Script

    HD Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    The house is situated on 3.5 acres, overlooking Oak Pass. The house itself measures 8000 square feet (743 square meters), though its hidden design makes it appear smaller. The property is home to more than 130 oak trees, which were an integral part of designing the home. Not only did the architect and homeowners want a space that could easily look out upon this spectacular private forest, but they wanted an exterior that itself did not draw attention away from the beautiful natural surroundings. For instance, an infinity pool on the ground level rests just underneath a large oak. Perhaps not…
  • Verdant Vertical Gardens Bring Beauty Indoors

    HD Staff
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this first home, one wall in the kitchen, stretching from the floor to the ceiling, is covered in plants. In an otherwise neutral toned open home that utilizes gray, white, brown, and black, the pop of vibrant green is instantly eye catching. In order to the keep the plants alive and thriving indoors, creative measures must be taken. Here, a skylight above the wall allows for natural sunlight to stream in all day. The next home shows just how far you can go with matching the tone of a room by choosing the right plants. Rather than the most bright, lush green, these muted leaves fit in more…
  • Exposed Brick: Two Ways

    HD Staff
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    The look of exposed brick has always captured appeal. There’s something so interesting about the texture and the subtleties of color in brick that it’s no surprise to find it preserved in lofts, apartments, and other living spaces. In this post, we’ll explore two different uses of exposed brick in two very distinct living spaces. Whether it’s playing center stage throughout a space or acting as an accent among other colors and textures, exposed brick is here to stay. Measuring in at 65 square meters, this apartment may be small on footprint but large in style. The…
  • Four Interiors by Juliya Butova

    HD Staff
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the most fascinating parts of studying interior design is to see how one designer plays with different spaces. Each space tells a story and each is designed with a different concept in mind. In these four interiors by Juliya Butova, we explore a variety of shapes, colors, textures, and design elements that combine together to form family-friendly spaces. One might picture these spaces as a way for the designer to get in touch with her inner child. And finally, in this fourth interior, bright colors take center stage as the designer explores yet another whimsical side. The bright orange…
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    Your home, only better.

  • Easy Spicy Avocado Dip

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Who doesn’t love avocado dip! Here’s an easy version of it from the website! Ingredients: 1 lime 2 Medium Avocado’s 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 2 TBSP chopped cilantro 2 tsp Worchestershire sauce 4 dashes of hot pepper sauce Luckily, we got a cilantro plant just last week. How timely! It was very quick to assemble. The hardest part is knowing when the avocado is ripe – it should be a little soft to the touch. Just mix it all together and serve with chips or, if you want to be unique, crackers! The cracker trio offers a little something for everyone!
  • Speedy and Tasty Buffalo Sliders

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Spontaneous entertaining is fun! Call a few friends and whip up a quick and flavorful meal in a matter of minutes with this handy recipe from  Because Buffalo Sliders are way more fun than just plain burgers! Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1 can condensed tomato soup 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese Slider buns Shape your burgers (or sliders) and grill them. Then heat the condensed soup and hot sauce in a pan. Simply serve the sauce and blue cheese on the side and let your guests experiment to create their own perfect Buffalo Sliders! Because…
  • Happy Beach Bikes in Key West

    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

    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

    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…
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  • Summer Craft: DIY Seashell Wind Chime (Video)

    Stella X
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    Summer time is the perfect time to keep yourself busy with a little DIY project. What better way to do that, than to use the wonderful gifts of nature, such as seashells. You can collect them while taking a long relaxing walk at the beach, or – if that’s not possible – buy them from a store in order to add a little summer to your home. Read on to find out what else you will need and how to make this simple and fun Summer Craft: DIY Seashell Wind Chime. Summer Craft: DIY Seashell Wind Chime (Video) Seashell Wind Chime Image via: NerissaShells (Etsyshop) Supplies Seashells, preferable…
  • Outdoor Home: Summer Porch Ideas

    Simran Chhibber
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    Summers are confusing! Sorry to begin on that note but yes they are! On one hand we want to escape the searing hot sun and run indoors and on the other the soft breeze, outdoor garden and the absence of winters calls us out. Porches, hence become favorite hangout spots in summers. They are shaded and protected from the severeness of the season and yet maintain a happy relation with the outsides. You can be out and not out at the same time! Let us look at some summer porch ideas that will add delight to your outdoor home. Outdoor Home: Summer Porch Ideas A Rocking Chair For Dad Image Via:…
  • 4th of July Side: Patriotic Gelatin Salad Recipe

    Rehana Akter
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:54 am
    Do you want to make an impression at your Fourth of July meal? Taste of Home has brought a gelatin salad recipe that will make your wish come true! The recipe is a perfect 4th of July side dish because it features all the colors of the Grand Union flag. It will look like fireworks have landed on your dining table! 4th of July Side: Patriotic Gelatin Salad Recipe A delicious side for your 4th of July meal. Image via: Patti West Ingredients 16 servings Strawberry gelatin (2 packets; 3 oz. each) Berry blue gelatin (2 packets; 3 oz. each) Unflavored gelatin (2 envelopes) Sour cream (2 cups or 16…
  • Summer Recipe: Grilled Watermelon Salad

    Stella X
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    Summer time is most certainly watermelon time. This juicy, revitalizing and delicious fruit is perfect to provide a little refreshment when the temperature goes up. But have you ever thought about grilling the watermelon and serving it as a salad? This Summer Recipe is the ultimate summer salad for the hot days, since it’s a light dish which will keep you hydrated and full of energy at the same time. The ingredients for making it are very easy to find, but you really should try to find good quality for at least the watermelon, the olive oil, the balsamic oil and the feta cheese to give the…
  • 4th of July Barbecue: Rosemary Chicken Kebabs

    Simran Chhibber
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:56 am
    4th of July is a day of celebrations, get-togethers, brunches and barbecues. With great food, drinks and friends & folks coming over, you can turn the day into a truly memorable one. Get together some great recipes and plan to surprise your friends with your culinary skills. But do keep in mind that you don’t have to sweat it out alone in the kitchen while everyone around is having a gala time. Prepare and arrange for a barbecue meal, the kinds that will allow you to cook in company. Bringing today a great 4th of July barbecue recipe that will have people asking for more! 4th of July…
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  • Look Up

    9 Jun 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Sometimes all it takes is a fresh perspective. I remember my sister Anne, the photography teacher, telling me about the ‘worm’s eye view,’ the name for perspective I captured while lying flat across the snow, peering through the icy driftwood, and focusing across the water. The Lake looked massive, yet grounded—I still love that shot. And as a textile designer, my eyes are always open for uncommon inspiration. In midtown Sacramento the other day, I was reminded of one of the simplest things I do to spark an idea. LOOK UP. Yup, I simply LOOK UP. Especially when striding…
  • The Modern Quilt Movement

    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

    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

    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

    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,…
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    Layla Grayce Backroom Blog

  • Sparkler Sale

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    Our annual SPARKLER SALE is finally here! Channel the boldest fireworks and illuminate your abode with a chic glow with 20% off all lighting through July 5th. Statement chandeliers, stop-and-stare sconces, floor lamps with grandeur, and more! Make your July 4th red, white & fab here with us! *Offer valid July 1, 2015, through July 5, 2015, at midnight PST. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or to the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. Limit one promo code per order. Terms of offer are subject to change. Exclusions apply;…
  • Newport Cottages Giveaway

    22 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Amy S.! Infusing rooms with the romantic air of French Provincial artisans, the new Hilary Collection from Newport Cottages captures attention with Old World-inspired design. This elegant line features charming mirrors, inviting bedroom furniture, and inimitable accent pieces with on-trend, show-stopping style. Achieve this dreamy look in your own home with a $1000 shopping spree to Newport Cottages, plus a design consultation from our blog experts! To enter, browse Newport Cottages on Layla Grayce and leave us a comment below detailing your…
  • Ain’t No Rest For The Stylish

    15 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Say goodbye to pillow fights with Bella Notte’s exclusive promotion! Create a luxurious haven for slumber with craftsmanship linens, duvets, blankets, and more. Complete your retreat by spending $500 on this sumptuous collection and receive two free pillowcases with your order. With this oh-so-soft set, you’ll never want to leave your bed! TweetThe post Ain’t No Rest For The Stylish appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
  • Summer Gift Guide

    3 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    Step into the summer Gift Shop, our ode to the blushing brides, gracious hostesses, bookworms, and nature lovers that light up your life! MaLi Beads Valentina Gold Necklace, Gold Confetti Paper Personalized Placemats, Wine Basic Personalized Glass Set of 4 Going to the chapel! Here come the best gifts ever guaranteed to perfect her big day. Charm her with “something new” that features her “mrs” prefix with the MaLi Beads Valentina gold necklace, or make it personal with elegant wine glasses customized with the initial of her new last name. Times Two Design…
  • Get the look: Editor Style

    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…
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    Gates Interior Design

  • 17 uncommon uses for vodka

    Amanda Gates
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:47 pm
    I use the word “uncommon” because most of us, including myself, would prefer to drink vodka. However, as I have chartered slowly through the sustainable and eco-friendly world, I have found vodka to be an excellent, inexpensive way to do many things around the house – without hurting Mama Earth and the furry ones. I… Read more The post 17 uncommon uses for vodka appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • What not to do when decluttering

    Amanda Gates
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:35 pm
    The number one culprit for disorganization in our lives is clutter. Whether at home, in your office or even in your car, things just seem to accumulate. Thinking back to when times were simpler, say over a hundred years ago, we had little to no clutter. Mainly because we had little to collect. And isn’t… Read more The post What not to do when decluttering appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • The winning secret to increasing rest and productivity

    Amanda Gates
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Growing up in California the winning secret to success was a 24/7 lifestyle. The idea of having it all meant you also had to do it all. But we all have the same 24 hours in a day, so sleep was always the first thing to get cut. Like a badge of honor, cutting out sleep was… Read more The post The winning secret to increasing rest and productivity appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to create a relationship with fear

    Amanda Gates
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Many of us have been there, you know the feeling – the pit in your stomach, the countless ‘what ifs’ running through your head and the mindless chatter that tells you again and again, why you can’t move forward. Fear. I found myself in this very place in 2010. I was faced with a big… Read more The post How to create a relationship with fear appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Do your barstools measure up?

    Amanda Gates
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Here in Nashville, good barstools are hard to come by. If you ask anyone where they shop, it’s usually pier one, or the local billiards store. When I lived in California we had a ton of places to shop for great barstools, but if you don’t have a place to go and physically pick one… Read more The post Do your barstools measure up? appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist

  • The Best Colors for a Log Cabin Interior

    Kristie Barnett
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    Last weekend I spent a few days at our daughters’ school director’s farm about an hour outside of Nashville. This was probably my sixth visit, and it’s always a treat to spend time at Ms. Terry’s historic home.   Ms. Terry’s home is actually two structures that are joined together – the front section of […]
  • My Lamps Are Cooler Than Your Lamps

    Kristie Barnett
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:56 pm
    I have a secret place to get the coolest lamps. Do you wanna know where???   Nondescript stick lamps, be gone! Lamps are a great opportunity to add interest, color, and (well, duh) light to every room. There are so many great lamp styles and colors to choose from out there now, but there’s another […]
  • How to Style A Kitchen Island or Table

    Kristie Barnett
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    When the host of News Channel 5’s Talk of the Town, Meryll Rose, asked me to share some home styling tips on the top midday news show in Nashville, I said, “Let’s do it!”   Yesterday, I demonstrated three ways to style a kitchen island or tabletop using an out-of-the-box idea. Creating vignettes is all about […]
  • A Cupcake Decorating Birthday Party

    Kristie Barnett
    21 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a party theme, I know. My youngest just turned 11, and I really thought she would be “so over” Momma’s themed birthday parties. Thankfully, she wasn’t – and she really, really wanted a cupcake decorating party theme. I’m down with that. Pin it to save this idea and links […]
  • Townhouse Befores and Afters

    Kristie Barnett
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:33 pm
    A client of mine recently downsized into a townhouse and asked me to help her pull things together.   We worked with much of what she already had, but a few things were needed. This was her den soon after moving in: before She reused the paint colors I helped her choose in her previous […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Media: The Serhant Team named the #1 TEAM by Sales Volume in New York and #6 in the ENTIRE COUNTRY!

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Ok Fabulistas, if you haven’t heard the news… That’s right, my client, Ryan Serhant, and his team were named the #1 TEAM by Sales Volume in New York and #6 in the ENTIRE COUNTRY by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Media: My Appearance on Million Dollar Listing New York!

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Tonight’s the night, fabulistas! I’m going to be on the season finale of Million Dollar Listing New York, along with my dear friend Cliff Young! The show airs at 9pm/8pm CT on Bravo, but... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fab Events: Celebrating Gay Marriage!

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:59 am
    Hey Fabulistas! We celebrate gay marriage here at #RBD!!! #gloria #oreo #robinbarondesign #gaymarriage #equalrights... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Through My Eyes: Shower Elements

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    They’re great, everyone loves them, but boy do your beauty products take up space! So many people see the shower as an afterthought — why not be purposeful with design elements in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Media: Did You Miss My Appearance on NBC’s Open House?

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    Hey there, Fabulistas… Miss my appearance on Open House? Not to worry! Here’s the clip: The post Media: Did You Miss My Appearance on NBC’s Open House? appeared first on Robin Baron. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Kitchen Studio of Naples, Inc.

  • 4th of July Recipe | Patriotic Nutella Puppy Chow

    Ann Porter, CKD
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July! Here’s a Simple Recipe to take to your next BBQ or keep on hand for something sweet. 4th of July Nutella Puppy Chow I had a neighbor who made this but it was called White Trash. Some people know this snack as Muddy Buddies. Whatever you call it, it is so yummy and addicting! Ingredients: 9 cups rice Chex (corn can also be used) 1 cup chocolate chips ½ cup Nutella ¼ cup butter 1 tbsp vanilla pinch of sea salt 1 ½ cups powdered sugar Bag red, white and blue M&M Put cereal in large bowl. Melt chocolate chips, Nutella, and butter. Remove from…
  • Wolf Gourmet Appliances

    Ann Porter, CKD
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    The Sub-Zero Group’s Wolf Appliance brand has partnered with Hamilton Beach to create a collection of housewares for the kitchen. The exclusive licensing agreement provides customers with a line of luxury counter-top appliances and cooking tools that will be sold to select retailers. The collection includes a 10-piece cookware set, a six-piece cutlery set (including kitchen scissors and honing steel), a countertop oven, a blender and two- and four-slice toasters. The convection countertop oven features unique perimeter convection which provides uniform heat surrounding and circulating…
  • 7 Fresh Kitchen Banquettes

    Ann Porter, CKD
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:09 am
    We install banquettes in our homes for many of the same reason restaurants use booths – they are efficient uses of space. We enjoy sitting in banquettes because of their intimacy and comfort. The built-in bench seating, sometimes referred to as nook seating, is a great place to gather for a casual meal, settle in for homework time, or relax with a cup of coffee. When planning a banquette, usually the table is 30″ high and the seat is 17″ – 18″ high. The bench, not counting the back is at least 18″ deep. The rear of the banquette should be at least…
  • Mad for Plaid

    Ann Porter, CKD
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    Have you seen the fall fashion runways? Although plaid seems to be a perpetual fall trend, the classic print is hotter than ever for the upcoming season. This means in the days ahead you’ll start to see chic home accessories popping up stores that will be featuring tartan motifs. I’m not the only one that thinks plaid will be hot. Retailer Target will be offering a collection from designer Adam Lippes this September. Target’s “Epic Plaid Takeover” campaign will feature 50 items decked in plaid from clothes and beauty supplies to pet accessories. You could buy…
  • Around the Web

    Ann Porter, CKD
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
    This week I’ve put together a collections of post from blogs I visit. It all happens to revolve around a Blue Theme. Enjoy. Over on House Dazzle there is a lovely feature on Wiseman & Gale Interiors based in Scottsdale, AZ. The Phoenix house is filled with colorful accents and a tasteful mix of pattern. The saturated blue on the island is amazing, don’t you think? Marcus Design introduced me to the Chicago-based Residential Architectural firm Burns & Beyerl. I was immediately drawn to this “Urban Cabin” project. Another great use of pattern and color. The…
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    Six Different Ways

  • Room of Requirement

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:29 pm
    We all have an idea of what our dream home would consist of. Some of us have started blueprints. Maybe it’s just me. While these prints have changed over years, there is a one design that is engraved into my blueprint. Maybe it’s because of my repeated viewings of The Secret Garden as a little girl, or maybe it’s my infatuation with all things Bond that make this design such a requisite. For starters, I need a library. A grand library with thousands of pieces of literature, from all genres, all editions, all encompassing knowledge and journeys to be taken with the crack of…
  • Eye Candy

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    The evil eye, or mati in Greek – is a blue amulet that is utilized in jewelry, clothing, and accessories. It is said to have protective spiritual qualities which shield the bearer from harm, or to bring good luck. Since I was young, my parents have always pinned a mati to our clothing or given us gifts of necklaces with the eye charm. While this symbolic charm can be found hanging outside of homes in Greece, the Mediterranean and nearby regions, the design has become a part of pop culture. I love the idea of wearing one of these, even more I love the idea of home decor that incorporates…
  • Pitch Perfect

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Remember building a Teepees when you were young? Yeah – me too and it makes me super nostalgic! The good news is – teepees have been popping up all over and not just on the playground. Recently, I’ve seen a lot of photographs of south-western style weddings with teepees. I absolutely love them! They are relatively easy to put up (pitch your own – learn how here), and give off a really earthy, artsy vibe. Whether you are looking for a way to have a ball bohemian style, or just relax in an enclosed space in your yard in comfort – there are so many ways to pitch it…
  • Destination: Staycation

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:27 pm
    For the most part, vacations are chosen based on the destination, then accommodations are found – whether it is a hotel, villa, etc, then itineraries are planned around those. In the last few decades hotels around the world have been trying to provide accommodations for any and every interest you could possibly imagine. These quirky, innovative lodgings are quickly becoming the actual destination as opposed to the geographic location once were. While most people would love a nice beachfront hotel, some prefer sledding with huskies, or sleeping with the fishes in an Atlantis-esque suite.  I…
  • Exposed!

    24 Jun 2015 | 3:37 pm
    One of my favorite elements of that some New York City apartments boast are beautifully exposed brick walls. These exposed walls are almost like the bones of the place, and give off a rustic, industrial look. I love how they can make such a statement without being too loud or bold – it’s just a really natural, muted look that brings so much life to a space. Of course – they can be added to per taste, but I like the simplicity of just a few photo frames adorning the walls, or even just the bare wall itself. Check out six different ways brick walls were done right! And, if you want to…
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    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends

  • When Drains Clog Call Your Local Plumber

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    A small clog can lead to big problems. All it needs it time. Unfortunately, most people wait until their drains stop functioning completely before they think to call a plumber. While you’re waiting to see if it’s a problem worthy of a professional’s time, you’re setting yourself up for a plumbing nightmare. Don’t wait until this happens to you. Call a plumber as soon as you notice your pipes aren’t draining properly. There can be many causes behind a clogged drain. If you have children, one of them could have dropped a small toy down the pipes in a fit of curiosity. Adults, too,…
  • Important Considerations Prior to Buying Blinds and Shutters

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    Are you planning on buying new sets of shutters and blinds? If this is the case, then there are a lot of things you need to know prior to purchasing them. To help you out, Alana Southwell, an All Weather Blinds content curator and expert in simple home renovation is giving you some tips to make the right buying decision A good buyer knows exactly what to ask, so they can end up getting the best value for their money. To have the complete set of essential information, you have to ask the right questions. The following list is a useful guide to both new and old homeowners alike. Is the company…
  • Pros and Cons of Making the Switch to a Tankless Water Heater

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
    The idea of having to constantly heat water in big tank may sound wasteful and ineeficient. In this case, a tankless water heater may be the right option for you. There are quite a few advantages, as well as disadvantages of this option and understanding all of these can help you decide if this is in fact the right option for your home. You can also find more information when you talk to the professionals at the City Gas Company. Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater There are quite a few advantages offered when you install a tankless water heater, which are found here: More affordable:…
  • The Benefits of Buying a Brampton Area Townhome

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:49 am
    The most stressful and worrisome decision a person will have to make in their life is in regards to the type of home they will buy. There are a number of different types of homes out there and finding the right one will require you to do some research. For most Brampton home buyers, nothing says comfort and style like a townhome. In order to find the right townhome in an area, you will have to find the right real estate professionals to work with. Here are a few of the benefits that come with purchasing a Brampton area townhome. Get a Great Yard without the Hassle One of the first benefits…
  • How to Keep Roof Installation Hassle Free

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:57 am
    Signs that you need a new roof include sagging sheathing, missing tabs, damaged flashing around the chimneys, and a leaking attic. If you ticked off on any of these signs, there’s both good and bad news for you. The bad news is that you most likely need a full roof replacement. The good news is, Remodeling Magazine says that roofing replacements come with a 71.6% recoup (or recovery) value this year, which is significantly higher than last year’s recovery rates. But how does one get a roof replaced? Isn’t it highly inconvenient – and how does one make the entire process less of an…
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    Blog - Refreshed Designs

  • Why I Quit My Day Job to Live a Simple, Natural Life

    Kelly Anderson
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:07 am
    Well I’ve done it. I’m officially joining the growing group of individuals around the globe who’ve decided to get out of the busy 9-5 traditional work world in favour of a slower, more purposeful life. I’ve given my notice and I’m moving back home to where I grew up in a rural area on the East Coast of Canada, in order to ramp up my redesign business full time. Solopreneurship has been calling my name, and it’s been harder and harder to ignore those little taps on the shoulder to follow my passions and live with intention. It’s quite liberating. It’s extremely exciting. And…
  • How to Create an Easy Vignette

    Kelly Anderson
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    I love seeing an interesting vignette in homes. It instantly gives me a glimpse into the personality of the homeowner. Vignettes are really easy ways to make your space meaningful and beautiful, and they're also a cinch to change up regularly with other things you own. I change up the vignettes around my home all the time - it's a way to refresh without painting or renovating or buying something new. Vignettes can be an art - but anyone can accomplish them when keeping these five things in mind.1. Start with the centrepiece. This is something that you build the rest of the vignette…
  • 5 Essentials for a Small Functional Entryway

    Kelly Anderson
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Entryways to our homes create one of two immediate feelings: welcoming and peaceful, or cluttered and chaotic.One of the biggest problems I see a lot of clients and friends struggling with is a small entryway with little room to organize and store stuff. The family ends up tripping over shoes and jackets and getting irritated every time they enter. That's not the way our homes should greet us!So for small entryways, I've designated 5 essentials that will get you out of Crazytown and into Happyland.1. A small table or shelf.  A surface area to throw down your phone, keys, mail, and…
  • summer bedroom refresh

    Kelly Anderson
    31 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    I just love blue ticking fabric, don't you? It's feels so summer coastal cottage - I can smell the strawberries and feel the warm breeze now. So when I spotted the iconic pattern in a cotton duvet cover at IKEA, I grabbed it. I decided that I would use it to lighten up my bedroom for summer - by reupholstering my bed frame. I put together DIY and natural elements to create this mood board to keep me on track, and then got going. My frame is a platform bed covered in ugly brown 'pleather', but it's easy to re-cover using just a staple gun. One duvet cover was more than enough to cover the…
  • 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…
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    Inmod STYLE

  • Stay Kul – Inmod Style

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    One thing we can all appreciate is a nice, cool night to end off a hot summer day. There is no better way to do that that kick back with a frothy beverage, poolside on a Rotoluxe Stool by Kul Concepts. Eco friendly, modern, and functional, these unique pieces designed by Hanz Lammersdorf  will light up every summer night like fireworks on the 4th of July! These luminous pieces can be utilized in so many different ways – as tables, vases, stools – and are always works of art. They are sure to be a hit at your summer gatherings! Check out the Rotoluxe Line by Kul, one of our fave…

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  • Have a Ball!

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:35 am
    This week we are celebrating the Independence of the beautiful United States here at Inmod! To kick off one of our favorite holidays, we are hosting exclusive sales on our modern classics and other products. Jump start your celebration by savings over sixty percent at our July 4th Home Sales Event! Throughout this week, on the Inmod Blog, we will be highlighting our “Made in the USA” product line.   These products come from a variety of innovative, forward thinking, modern companies and individuals that are scattered across the glorious U.S. Pay homage to your favorite classics with…
  • Color Collective

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:49 am
    Get this modern dining look by assembling a color study of fun dining chairs around a classic dining table! Mix and match chair styles and hues to create a functional work of art– design milk   BASIL CHAIR UMEA ARM CHAIR ARC SLED CHAIR UMEA ARM CHAIR RUFFLE DINING CHAIR   PHANTOM STACKING CHAIR Share
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • Sebastian Cox and Devol Kitchens – A perfectly unfitted fit

    Veronika Miller
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    What an absolute pleasure to see a collaboration between two Modenus favorites: Sebastian Cox, we wrote about his work with coppiced hazel a few years ago, and Devol Kitchens, one of our all time favorite kitchen brands in the UK. The kitchen below is now installed in Devol’s showroom in Cotes Mill, Leicestershire but we, of course, hope to see more of Devol and Sebastian in the US soon. You can see where this is going at first glance, right? Simple lines, organic materials and exquisite detailing. Less is truly more! Unfitted kitchens have long been a thing in the UK, much more so than…
  • #DXVTopSecret Reveal: Designs that tells a story

    Veronika Miller
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Last night was the official launch of the DXV Design Panel Project 2015. DXV, the luxury brand by American Standard, has made it its goal to celebrate design professionals in the US and Canada by collaborating with some of their finest talents to create settings that are as beautiful as they are imaginative, with very few limits on the designer’s creative spirit. The result for 2015? Ten stunning vignettes by seven talented designers, each one inspired by a classical piece of literature. DXV is a brand that is all about Reinventing the Classics and last night, we saw the classics come…
  • 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…
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  • House Projects Update + Snapchat

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I gave myself a June 30 deadline to complete the major house projects and here we are – almost at the end of June! (How did that happen so fast?) Anyway, I’ll be traveling next week so I’m checking in with you a week early and I’m happy to say I got almost everything done. As I already reported, all of the lighting is installed, the laundry room got a little fancy and the cabinets in the butler’s pantry got painted. In addition….. the wallpaper also went up in the butler’s pantry….. The living room…
  • All The Lighting! (Done!)

    16 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Ladies and gentlemen, the longest quest in decorating history has finally come to an end. The last of the lighting on the first floor of the house is now sorted! Yes!!! First, let’s talk about the biggest and most exciting piece….. The Arteriors Zanadoo (large) chandelier has been installed in the family room! I have loved this style of light for almost 10 years now. So what took so long?  What held me up was that I was trying to figure out the lighting in the adjacent spaces (the kitchen and the eat-in space) at the same time and needed everything to work together. There…
  • Wallpapering the Butler’s Pantry

    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

    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)

    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…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Solving Design Problems with Room Dividers

    Linnore Gonzales
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Room dividers are more than simple accessories to temporarily divide a space. They are modern. They are functional. They are stylish. And they can solve many design problems within both small and large spaces. Let’s look at 3 common design problems and how room dividers can help: Design problem: space efficiency The concept of space efficiency encompasses a balancing act to maintain the flow of space and light while contributing to the overall comfort and usability of the room. The trick here is selecting a divider that provides three key functionality points: space division, decoration,…
  • The Tiny Bar Shed: A Hot New Trend

    Linnore Gonzales
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    What has happened to the shed out back? It may store some old tools and boxes that have been put out of sight and out of mind, but mostly, it is forgotten or abandoned. What if it could have a new purpose? A new trend popping up among homeowners is creating small backyard bars out of these sheds. It is the perfect addition to your summer entertainment plans. And the fun part? You can design for any theme you desire. From fun and funky to suave and sophisticated. Try a '50s-inspired diner or a Caribbean escape. Let’s look at some ways to get the most out of your bar shed to inspire your next…
  • A Little Inspiration from French Country

    Linnore Gonzales
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Picture the mild hills and tranquil valleys of rural France. This scene is where French Country style finds its roots as it satisfies the eye and the soul. The style is unassuming and sincere yet always elegant. Think sensible meets sophistication and refinement. We encourage you to take in the scent of lavender as we explore French Country inspiration for your home. Invest in Simple, Chic Furnishings Ditch the dramatic or overdone and avoid furniture sets that match too perfectly. Instead, create a collected look that harmoniously organizes diverse pieces and textures. Try mixing a variety…
  • Bring a Little Nordic Style to Your Home

    Linnore Gonzales
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    Nordic style - an enduring design worth getting to know. It embraces beauty and function for an all-around generous and accommodating space. Check out the reasons why we love the look and feel of Nordic style: The style seamlessly blends elements from various tastes and origins including: casual meets elegant and rustic meets refined. The look is warm and cheerful, never dull. It provides new-to-the-world charm. It is simple. It is clean. It is low-maintenance. It is a crowd-pleaser. It is the epitome of likable, livable style. Let’s dive deeper into bringing a little Nordic style to your…
  • A Fresh Take on What to Do With the Basement

    Linnore Gonzales
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Most basements have at least one or two chaotic aspects. It is the afterthought space in the home and typically in desperate need of organization, structure, and style. Let’s sort through the piles of sports gear, art supplies, and tools and take a look at 5 fresh ways to create a beautiful, efficient, and usable basement. 1. Create a Modern Multifunctional Retreat Basements usually take the form of one big room. This structure resembles a modern home’s open floor plan, giving you flexibility to divide the space into functional zones that work best for you. Do you need a lounge area?
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    Nazmiyal Collection » Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design

  • Wednesday Wishlist: Barbro Nilsson Swedish Rug for MMF

    J. Nazmiyal
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Lovely Swedish Carpet by Barbro Nilsson for Marta Maas Fjetterstrom. Swedish Rug by Barbro Nilsson --  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 Rug by Barbro Nilsson for Marta Maas Fjetterstrom 48437 Nazmiyal Swedish Rug by Barbro Nilsson -- This week's…
  • Ladies Behind the Loom: Women Weavers

    J. Nazmiyal
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Women Weavers of Antique Rugs Women Weavers -- In the world of carpets, it's the ladies behind the loom who should be appreciated for their unrelenting work and the extraordinary carpets they create. Although many of the names of these talented women weavers have been lost to history, their contributions to the art of Oriental rug weaving should not be overlooked. Women Weavers selling their carpets in Morocco When people think of great rugs, they often recall Persia's famous city carpets produced in workshops run by male master weavers. These ateliers have certainly produced some great…
  • What You Should Know About Light and Antique Carpets

    J. Nazmiyal
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    Protect Your Antique Carpets from Over Exposure to Light Antique Carpets care -- It's a ritual at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. On the hour and half-hour, the Ardabil carpet is lit for a brief 10 minutes, so visitors to the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art can behold its splendor. The enclosed display case and lighting system in Room 42 were specially crafted to showcase the world-famous 16th century Safavid carpet and to preserve its exquisite colors. While few collectors display priceless artifacts on the floor, most do value their antique carpets and want to protect the rich colors…
  • History of Rag Rugs

    J. Nazmiyal
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Vintage Scandinavian Rag Rugs: Combining Folk Charm with Modern Design Rag Rugs -- A rag rug is a rug made by pushing small strips of fabric, often recycled, through a base material, made usually of hessian or wool. Hessian is a strong and coarse fabric made from jute or hemp. Although vintage and antique rag rugs are highly decorative and charming, they were originally made purely for utilitarian purposes. Left: Add a pop of color to your home with a vibrant striped rug. Right: Similar vintage Scandinavian rag rug 46667, available at Nazmiyal The exact place of origin of rag rugs is…
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Bakshaish Carpet Formerly Owned by Dustin Hoffman

    J. Nazmiyal
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:24 pm
    This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Gorgeous Bakshaish Carpet from the Estate of Dustin Hoffman! Antique Persian Bakshaish Carpet --  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 Bakshaish Persian Carpet from the Estate of Dustin Hoffman 47610 This week's Wednesday wishlist rug is a lovely antique Persian…
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Single or 2-Storey Homes – Which is more Energy Efficient?

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Cost-effectiveness, privacy and impressive exteriors are criteria that come into our minds when we think of building our dream home. And if you have a plot of land; you must be evaluating this – 2 story house plans or single story house plans. One major criterion you must consider before arriving at a decision in: Which is more Energy Continue Reading The post Single or 2-Storey Homes – Which is more Energy Efficient? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Ultra Modern Bedroom Designs for Interiors

    19 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore “My bedroom, for me, is everything! It’s a place to read, sleep, think, cry, hide, relax, gossip, watch TV and even sometimes to eat…” How to Get A Bedroom of Dreams? Why would anyone like to spend invaluable hours of life in a ho-hum bedroom? Your bedroom of dreams, your to be favorite place on earth will need more than ornamental Continue Reading The post Ultra Modern Bedroom Designs for Interiors appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Modern Courtyard Design Ideas for Duplex Homes

    9 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Modern home landscaping often gets less attention as few people pay more attention to embellish their exteriors anymore than the front elevation. However, if you plan to ornament your exteriors with a patio, it could add up as a cool locale at your new home. It also helps to impart an adorable and sensational look to your residence. Here are Continue Reading The post Modern Courtyard Design Ideas for Duplex Homes appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Open Terrace Ideas for Duplex House Plans

    27 May 2015 | 2:40 am
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Please include attribution to with this graphic. Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to with this graphic. Terrace Ideas for Duplex House Plans Why not include a terrace which is sweet, adorable, peaceful, divine and relaxing area in our own duplex house plan at the time of construction? Wonderful idea! Right? Here are few things Continue Reading The post Open Terrace Ideas for Duplex House Plans appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Best Space Saving Ideas: Modern Homes

    16 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Spacious homes without any clutter is something that we all love to see, right? CHere, smart storage solutions and modern layouts are the answer for many house design plans when it comes to organize them. Why not have a peek at the lovely space saving ideas and incorporate them in your homes? Interesting Space Saving Ideas         Continue Reading The post Best Space Saving Ideas: Modern Homes appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
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    Dreamy Apartment Decoration Ideas

  • Choosing the living room coffee table

    27 Jun 2015 | 11:08 pm
    The living room coffee table is an essential accessory for any living room that boasts. Now, you know what should be the ideal center table? In dreamyapartment we want to answer this question to help decorate the living room properly. Depending on the size of our room must choose a type of coffee table or another. Although we should not lose sight of other aspects such as material, color and design. We tell you everything you need to know to choose the coffee table perfect for living. The style of the table First of all, it should be clear about the style of our table, which depend on the…
  • How to decorate a long and narrow corridor?

    19 Jun 2015 | 11:20 pm
    If you have in your home a long narrow hallway and today we give you some tips for proper decoration. The important thing is to play with colors and lighting so that it will not remain in darkness and make visually open and give us a feeling of more space and slack. As for the decor, it is important to place the necessary and correct objects to save the narrowness and excessive length without cluttering space because precisely get the opposite of what is intended. We see it all then. Do we accompany you? The lighting To give the corridor a visual sense of spaciousness is essential to pay…
  • Colorful rugs for summer

    19 Jun 2015 | 11:08 pm
    One of the tips that experts often give interior summer is that we keep the carpet until the arrival of autumn, as these supplements often give warmth, something you do not need when temperatures begin to rise. However, these elements can be very decorative, giving the home a special touch, so many are reluctant to get rid of them. Fortunately, whenever we can find in the market more carpets designed for this time of year. What we do today in dreamyapartment is perfect to show some colorful rugs for summer, plus offer some helpful tips when using these gadgets in the home during the warmest…
  • Tips for placing a vinyl floor

    17 Jun 2015 | 10:58 pm
    The film is increasingly present in homes, as it is a material that get a lot out both decorative and performance. Especially triumph vinyls to decorate walls, but it is also very successful in this soil material, which makes it a flexible coating which leaves spectacular results. Before putting the vinyl floor, you should be very clear how the installation process, and know do advance preparation for optimum results and is perfectly. The surface must be without irregularities, as level as possible, whether it is continuous floor as if tiles. Soil type The vinyl floor can be of two types:…
  • Composite shutters Design and Trends

    1 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    At last we are increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability surround, which helps the environment and, in many cases, also to our pocket. Sustainable buildings are the order of the day, and luckily also in the decor are starting to use many items that are perfect for this. One of the most protects the environment and is recommended by all specialists is the composite organic materials, a composite of plastic and wood is becoming an excellent alternative to other materials. Today I want to focus on composite blinds, emphasizing mainly that are beginning to replace the aluminum and…
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    Coastal Decor, Beach & Nautical Decor, Crafts & Shopping

  • Patriotic Nautical 4th of July Table with Canvas Bag Centerpiece

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This lovely Patriotic Nautical Table has a fun and rather unusual table centerpiece. A Nautical Canvas Bag is placed smack in the middle of the table. The bag is filled with American Flags and other items that point to the sea. I think it's a great idea. And to get even more into the spirit, check out these Coastal and Nautical 4th of July Tables too! Shop Nautical and Coastal
  • 4th of July Coastal Summer Sales

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Summer is in full swing and so are 4th of July summer sales! You can enjoy savings up to 60% in these selected stores! Save 25% on all orders of prints and posters at! Use promo code SUNNY25 (Valid until July 31, 2015). Check out the Seahorse Welcome Sign in this Nautical Bedroom! Big discounts on Everything Outdoor at Pottery Barn. Scoop up Pillows for less. Or how about this creative
  • Tabletop Crafts for Coastal & Nautical Entertaining

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    For this last installment of Coastal & Nautical Summer Crafts (for Tabletop Decorating and Entertaining), I've gathered a few fun miscellaneous things to make! Use beach rocks as tablecloth paper weights. Via Wunderweib. Or Paint Beach Rocks and spread them around on the table! An easy to make beachy table runner with waterproof filato paper and a strip of white burlap ribbon (plus Candle
  • Nautical 4th of July Table Setting that's perfect for any Summer Gathering

    26 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    This Nautical Table is simple and elegant with touches of whimsy -cute little buckets, sailor knots and drink umbrellas. Perfect for any Summer Gathering! Anthropologie's Deep Sea Dinnerware is used for the setting which features a subtle and intriguing Octopus Design. The cute nautical rope place card holders can be purchased at Amazon, sold in sets of 6. Small Galvanized "Beach Buckets"
  • Flip Flop Home Decor | Quilts, Pillows, Rugs, Art & more

    24 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Are you enjoying the summer? I've been living my life in flip flops these days and savor every moment of it. To keep the flip flop state of mind throughout the year, I gathered some fun flip flop home decor. Flip flop quilts, place mats, pillows, rugs, shower curtains and art! Flip Flop Quilts on Ebay. Flip Flop Place Mats from Kohl's Sonoma Outdoor Collection. Flip Flop Mug from my Beach
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  • Which Direction Should You Run Your Wood Flooring? Well...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    A reader recently asked me the following question and I thought my answer might be helpful to others, too. Reader: "Which direction do you run your wood flooring?" RELATED: Locate The Heart Of A Home By Finding Its Vista My response: Wood flooring, in its most prized form, comes in long boards. In fact, when you look at wood flooring products, they will give you specs on the range of the length of the boards. The cheaper the flooring, the shorter the boards. So... you want your flooring to have long boards so they’ll look as expensive and high quality as possible. Therefore,…
  • How To Make Old Furniture Look Hip & Modern!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Do you have any tired, old furniture hanging around the house?Did you inherit some pieces from a family member and don’t quite know how to fit it into your newer, more modern style?Yes, paint can work miracles. But creative painting does so much more! Keep scrolling down to see what I mean! ;-) DESIGNER: Knack Studios IMG SOURCE: Bold color choices accentuate a piece, causing it to stand out as an art object. DESIGNERS: Jesse Carrier & Mara Miller IMG SOURCE: Upholstering an old chair in the same color as the frame will make a chair…
  • GET THE LOOK: 10 Must-Have 'Bloodline' / Florida Keys Inspired Furnishings & Decor!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you binge-watched Netflix's Bloodline yet? If so...I bet you fell in love with the family's beach house, just like I did!And I also bet that after reading my recent interview with Bloodline's Production Designer Scott P. Murphy — the one where he revealed how and why he designed the home's interiors like he did — you now have an urge to recreate its relaxed, Florida Keys energy in your own home. RELATED: The 'Bloodline' House: How It Was Designed & Decorated! Well I've got good news for you:I've found some interesting items you can buy and combine to…
  • Netflix's 'Bloodline' House: How It Was Designed & Decorated

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    All stage set images via: Scott P. Murphy Mark my words:The house featured in Netflix’s runaway hit Bloodline will inevitably rank right up there with the beloved Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated houses as film/tv homes fans desperately want to have as their own.I mean just look at it! I just wrapped up watching the entire first season of Bloodline, and I can’t wait for the next season to be released. I’m having binge-watching withdrawals. Not only was the storyline intriguing and the characters interesting, but that house! It…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Got a little time on your hands this summer?Are you looking to do a few projects on the cheap to enhance or fill out your interiors?Well, I’ve got some cool projects to share with you today that even I might undertake! (Well, that is if I ever felt inclined to get crafty. ;-)Seriously, these links you're about to see are great. I would never recommend something here that seemed flaky or in poor taste, so...Pull out the power tools and paint brushes! It's time to do some DIY!Oh and Happy Father’s Day to all those great dads out there! ;-)…
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  • Is being popular in Instagram like being rich in Monopoly?

    Lynne Knowlton
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    Instagram is such a wild beast, isn’t it?  For some, it’s a place to dabble and for others it’s a place to monetize like WHOA, ka-ching ka-ching.   For better or worse, it’s the place where brands, retailers and bloggers are exploding onto … Read More!
  • 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 a gorgy gorgeous twig curtain rod

    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!
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  • a korean artist looking forward to the past

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:10 am
    Korean artist Kang Myung Sun is using a centuries old craft of her native South Korea in fantastic new and modern ways. She creates beautifully organic pieces of functional furniture covered in shimmering mother-of-pearl. It’s truly amazing to see her … Continue reading →This post a korean artist looking forward to the past first appeared on
  • tips for hanging art (and other home hardware)

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    I can’t tell you how many people ask me for tips for hanging art, or installing a doorknob or placing a light switch. And while we can easily Google any of these terms and get information (or a lot of … Continue reading →This post tips for hanging art (and other home hardware) first appeared on
  • chapultepec castle – a house museum in mexico

    16 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last week I took you on a tour of Miramare, the Italian house museum built by Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Austria. Today we continue with Maximilian and Charlotte (or Carlota in Spanish), and travel over 6,000 miles to Chapultepec Castle in … Continue reading →This post chapultepec castle – a house museum in mexico first appeared on
  • miramare: an italian museum on the adriatic

    9 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Recently a client was telling me about their coming trip to Venice and the Adriatic Coast and asked for my input about my favorite Italian museum. Everyone knows the important classic museums, but with my love of small house museums, … Continue reading →This post miramare: an italian museum on the adriatic first appeared on
  • sourcing scandinavian modern furniture

    2 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Money Magazine recently published a national poll that asked people to list their 3 top challenges when remodeling or renovating their house. Pollsters responded: Finding acceptable products Selecting style Agreeing with your spouse It was interesting to note that in … Continue reading →This post sourcing scandinavian modern furniture first appeared on
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • Spotlight on QisDESIGN

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Our lighting report continues with the new and exciting offerings from QisDESIGN. We spotted their products at ICFF this year and were in love!!  A lot of their fixtures are inspired by coral in the ocean.  Each is lit with energy efficient LED bulbs and because of a special light diffusion technique, the light is evenly dispersed to the outer edges of each fixture.  It is beautifully done!  We would like to share a few of our favorites with you! This first fixture is the Coral Clear Wall Sconce.  This fixture can be oriented as shown in the photo below, or flipped around so that the…
  • Spotlight on Biaki — Designer Doors!

    28 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Whenever we attend a trade show we always find a few new and amazing vendors.  This sprint at ICFF was a prime example as we met representatives from an incredible door manufacturer, Biaki.  We were blown away at their offerings! Check out this set of doors which were the first offerings to caught our collective eye!  The high level of amount of detail makes these doors a show stopper, adding instant character to any space.  Just wow! Biaki Ornate Doors This door below is equally beautiful but more subdued!  We love the blue upholstered panels surrounded by a white wood door frame…
  • Spotlight on Niche Modern Lighting!

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Our ICFF report on what is new and good continues as we feature the beautiful lighting of Niche Modern.  We were wowed and would like to share with you the lighting that was on display! The photo below showcasing a canopy that displays the many colors available in their Hello Chroma Collection.  We love the candy colors shown on display in the image below.  We are also loving that you can see the really cool coiled bulbs inside each pendant–so funky! Niche Modern Lighting Hello Chroma Collection The other display featured a fun eclectic mix of different pendants in a mixture of…
  • A Live Edge Spotlight on Uhuru!

    21 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    At ICFF we were awed by the wonderful offerings from a new furniture manufacturer, enter Uhuru!  They offer stunning pieces featuring rich, beautiful slabs of wood.  The one that really caught our eyes at the show was the Split Base Table.  Absolutely gorgeous!  We love the live edge wood slab in combination with the blackened steel base.  To die for!! Uhuru Split Base Table   Check out this detail shot below showing the bowtie shaped metal connections along the split of the wood.  This is such a special detail and truly accents the grain and character of the wood, making this…
  • Spotlight on Denise Franzino, Portrait Artist

    17 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    While there is a plethora of portrait artists, I have a favorite.  Meet Denise Franzino, an amazingly talented artist who has the special gift of capturing  the true spirit of her subject(s).  What makes Denise’s work different is her impressionistic style, which adds a unique and special element to each painting. I had the pleasure of working with Denise when one of my clients who is now a dear friend, hired her to do a portrait.  We staged the set together and the process was methodical and fascinating. In the first meeting, Denise works with the client to decide on the type of…
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    Inhabit Blog

  • 4 Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes You Should Avoid at All Costs

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:28 pm
    You’ve decided that you’re ready to transform your kitchen. Maybe you’ve made this decision because you’re looking for something new and improved, or maybe you’ve decided you’re going to sell the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best Shower Enclosures for Your Bathroom

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:52 am
    The shower enclosures have redefined the central part beautification of a typical bathroom. When you enter a bathroom, the first thing to go through the mind is to take a shower. Years ago, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Greenwich Property Trends

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:09 pm
    The Royal Borough of Greenwich is an interesting part of London. It is famous across the world for being the home of the Prime Meridian, which is the line of longitude that divides the globe in half... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Great Ways to Save on Your Home Renovation

    15 Jun 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Home renovation can always be a hassle especially when it comes to monetary considerations. It can be worth an entire year of salary. However, with proper measures and money-saving tips, house... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Five Star Hotel

    5 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    We’ve all had that feeling of complete bliss and luxury when we walk into a five star bathroom whilst on holiday. After a long day of traveling or exploring, there’s no better feeling than to have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Dream Summer House On Syros, Greece

    Melina Divani
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Dream Summer House On Syros, Greece by BLOCK722.   Situated in the island of Syros, this summer house hosts a family of four and their guests. In contrast to the neighbouring Syros I residence, the steep and intense topography dominated the design process. A massive staircase leads to a gradual descent from the top towards the house, intensifying the experience of the cycladic landscape. The entrance is surrounded by the higher volumes of the main areas of the house, ending the descent path, then opening immediately to an ample view of the Aegean. Programmaticaly, the house is clearly…
  • Wall Planter with Brushed Aluminum Address Numbers

    Melina Divani
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    This modern address plaque and wall planter by UrbanMettle, adds flair and style to the facade of your home with aluminum address numbers. Looks particularly great with colorful succulents! This planter is made to order in Austin, TX and is constructed of 14 gauge steel and powder-coated pure white. The paint finish is sleek, glossy, and will stand up to the elements. The planter floats about a quarter inch off the wall and is held with a handmade metal cleat (included) for ease of hanging. Each planter has a welded ‘lip’ on the back so it easily slides into the custom metal…
  • Small Spaces Can Make Big Impressions

    Melina Divani
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:58 am
    Living in the city center can be very exciting and finding the ideal apartment adds to the adventure. However, in many cases, in exchange for living in the city center one has to accept a smaller living space. Optimizing a small living space by decorating for style and functionality can be tricky, but the decorators of this apartment by The Goort, pulls it off flawlessly. Straight lines, muted colors, with a combination of smart planning and complementing textures and materials, make the space look larger and uncluttered. Luckily, they have high-ceilings, which help them to “elevate” the…
  • How To Mix Pillow Pattern To Enhance Your Decor

    Melina Divani
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:34 am
    Everyone wants that professional interior design look but don’t know how. Luckily, getting those pillow patterns to look picture perfect is not complicated. Pillows are an easy, quick, economical, and fantastic way to spruce up furnishings in your home. They also add color, dimension, and texture. In fact, it can be loads of fun encouraging your “inner interior designer” to come out. Therefore, there’s no need to fret if you are just one of the regular folks looking to improve the look of your home’s décor. There are certain formulas and systems you can follow to achieve the look…
  • With A Dream Of KENZO

    Melina Divani
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
    Beautiful apartment interior by Olga Kulova. In 2012 we saw this uninhabitable flat. Although the bones of the space were good,it was quite rough, so our builders gutted it. The house rose up as a frame-and-beam structure that allowed us to remove all un-loadbearing walls in the flat. We have got two concrete pillons and two colums in the middle of the space. The uneven concrete colums were refined with plaster and painted with transparent lacquer. We organised the new space with drywalls and castom-made wooden furniture as approved in the new project. Implementation of the project took 18…
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  • AD100 BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS – Gomez Associates INC, Jennifer Post Design INC, Emily Summers Design Associates

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Today, BRABBU team will show you the work of three architects that were named as one of the the best architects by Architectural Digest Magazine. The so called AD100 is a list that gathers the kind of information that any architecture or a design lover wants. For this article, we choose three  amazing and powerdul minded women, and they are interior designers , Gomez Associates INC,  Jennifer Post Design INC, and Emily Summers Design Associates  We’re gonna be straight to what matters – the work of this top architects. RELATED HISTORY: TOP 10 BUILDING SHOWING THE FUTURE OF…
  • 100% Design 2015: Top 5 Must See Living Room Furniture Exhibitors

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Decorex and 100% Design are the biggest furniture exhibitions at 2015 London Design Festival. In what concerns 100% Design 2015, the fair will happen between 23 and 26 September 2015  at Olympia London. BRABBU and partners are going to be exhibiting in the fair and they have a bunch of novelties to show you. But there are another living room furniture exhibitors that you should see if you’re in London during the end of September. Prepare your notebook, and have a look to the Top 5 Must See Living Room Furniture Exhibitors at 100% Design 2015. RELATED HISTORY: 100% DESIGN 2015 IN COLORS…
  • Give a Touch of Moroccan Design to Your Home Interior

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Walking down the narrow streets, watching hanged lights at night, feel the smell of incense, be in a desert, fall into the colors and a wide variety of textures, feel the culture. Welcome to Morocco. A country recognized not only for everything what is mentioned above. Morocco has another feature which could be perfect ambassador of the country – The Moroccan Design. We would like to bring into you circle a little of Moroccan and introduce you with Moroccan design. RELATED HISTORY: AN EXAMPLE OF MORROCAN DESIGN - PALAIS NAMASKAR, MARRAKESH Moroccan arch – probably one of the…
  • How to use a Lounge Chair in a Lounge Pool area

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Today the temperatures are high, so we only can think about lounge chairs and pool side lounging. Contemporary lounge chairs can also be added to a pool area, and BRABBU will show you how. Lounge chairs for outdoors area must blend with the ambiance and decoration, so you better take note of this tips: RELATED HISTORY:  HOW TO USE A LOUNGE CHAIR IN A CONTEMPORARY LIVING ROOM  Different kind of  Lounge Chair When decorating a longe pool area,you don’t need to use the same or equal lounge chairs. When the area it is kind of wide, it is fresher if you with different designed lounge…
  • Know the New 6 Design Talents from M&O Paris September 2015

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Fresh and new design wind will reached Paris together with Maison et Objet 2015. Maison et Objet September 2015 is one of the most professional events in interior design world, which improves design future and represents new designers. This year French trade fair will introduce new talented interior design artists.The artistic space in Maison et Objet was offered for 6 up-and-coming names. The new design talents will show their works and will have an opportunity to introduce them world wide improving the power of aesthetics, beauty and interior. RELATED HISTORY: THE WORK OF DOROTHEE…
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • Contemporary Spaces: Make a Statement with Bold Red

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    Want to bring your contemporary spaces to life? Consider adding a bold pop or vibrant splash of red to contemporary decor. Red can be stunning in just about any modern room. From the front door to the backyard patio, a vivid red hue can make a big design statement. Here’s what we mean: This massive cantilevered front door is stunning in size and bold color. We love the look. Red accents are beautiful in a gray and white foyer like the one above. Just a few pops of red can add a lively vibe to any entryway. Vibrant red cabinets can create a bold colorful contemporary kitchen. These offer…
  • Decorating the Porch: Tips & Ideas

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    For those fortunate enough to have a porch to enjoy, this one’s for you. Whether large or small, at the front of the house or with a view of the backyard, any porch can be turned into a charming and comfortable outdoor living space. Here are tips and ideas to inspire you: In the US many will soon be celebrating the Fourth of July with red, white and blue on the porch. A vibrant hue on the front door is s fantastic contrast to this gray house. Make your front porch as inviting as a spa getaway. Gray and yellow striped rattan chaise lounges are lined up in a row on this fabulous porch.
  • Artful Inspiration: Go Bold With Wall Art

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    Ready to give your interior spaces a big boost of energy? It’s fun and so easy to go bold with wall art–the bigger the better. Colorful artwork can be a stunning addition to any room. Whether, your budget is large or small, from the foyer to the kitchen and beyond, paintings, prints and posters can make a big design statement that says, “Hello world. This is me on a wall.” Foyers of all sizes can opened up with pieces of art that appear to be doorways. The entryway above is stunning with colorful hues and a glass-topped table sculpture. Unframed contemporary art in…
  • Kids Rooms: 8 Great Ideas They’ll Love

    11 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    Can we ever have too many great ideas for kids rooms? We don’t think so. Even a few easy changes can add excitement with color and pattern. Today, we’re sharing eight images of stylish nurseries and cool rooms for children. Which is your favorite? Enjoy! This beach house kids room offers lots of fabulous ideas that can be adapted to your anywhere home. Aren’t the bright colors fantastic? This contemporary nursery is a lovely mix of pink and turquoise. Don’t you love the look of pink pattern on the walls and the floor? Built-in bunk beds in this kids’ room have a…
  • Must See: New Arrivals in Lighting

    4 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    From sleek contemporary pendants for the foyer to updated takes on Tiffany lights, there’s something for every style room and every design aesthetic among our many new arrivals in home lighting. Today, we’re excited to bring you a sneak peek. Below you’ll find a sampling of the beautiful lights that are now available: The Hinkley Lighting Clancy Foyer Light is just one example of the many ways to update the first space your guests see as they step inside the front door. Polished steel and glass shine in this great pendant. Perfect for entryways with lower ceilings, the…
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  • What Causes Verandah Roofing To Leak And How Can I Fix It?

    Ella Andrews
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:29 am
    Plenty of homeowners have benefited from the addition of a verandah – the resulting covered space not only provides protection for those waiting at the door, it can double as an outdoor entertaining or alfresco dining space that is hidden from the elements. As the years pass, however, some homeowners find that their verandah roofing is not as waterproof as they first believed. What on earth is going on here and how can the problem be resolved? At first, the leaks will only be obvious during a heavy downpour – those unexpected trails of water stream down the exterior wall and pool on the…
  • A Guide To Properly Cleaning Honeycomb Blinds

    Ella Andrews
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:24 am
    These days, honeycomb blinds are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners. Not only are they highly attractive, they also offer energy efficiency, sound absorption and privacy. It is important that you keep your blinds as clean as possible, as this will ensure that they last as long as possible and continue to look their best. Incorrect cleaning, however, can actually void your warranty, so it is important that you take care. Step 1: Give the blinds a thorough dusting on a regular basis. We recommend using a feather, lambs wool or disposable duster for best results. Ensure that…
  • 10 Benefits Of Choosing Wire Balustrades

    Ella Andrews
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:11 am
    If you are in the process of choosing a balustrade system for your home, you will have quickly realised that you have a number of options to choose from. Though they aren’t ideal for every home, when installed in the right location wire balustrades can look fantastic. If you aren’t convinced that this is a good choice, we have compiled 10 of the benefits associated with such a system. 1. Complementary This balustrade will also work incredibly well with other materials, particularly timber and stainless steel. This will allow you to create a staircase that is not only highly attractive, it…
  • Bring Life to Your Bedroom

    Ella Andrews
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:07 am
    If you are waking up to the same old, dull décor every single day and feel a great need for change, you should not wait any longer. Do not keep your bedroom so boring, do something about it immediately and spice up some things in that stale room. Before you start the house cleaning, or call cleaning services, think about all the unnecessary things you have piled up in your bedroom. Surely you have one or two items that either don’t belong there, or you are just neglecting. Empty boxes, old newspapers, outdated calendars, used wrappers, it could be anything. There are limits to hoarding and…
  • How Much Do Custom Wardrobes Cost?

    Ella Andrews
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:08 am
    It is a fact of life that every home needs wardrobes. The question that we all need to answer, however, is what type will best serve your needs and how much do you want to spend on them? The cheapest option is a freestanding robe that can be purchased as a flatpack, whilst the most expensive is a custom walk in one that is as large as a small bedroom. With a whole lot of other options in between, knowing how much custom wardrobes cost can pose quite the problem. Types of Wardrobe Generally, there are three different types of custom wardrobe to choose from – freestanding (which can be moved…
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    Bright Ideas

  • 4th of July Decorating Ideas

    Doug Kaid
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Our earliest memories of Independence Day are of going down to the riverfront for the fireworks festival. Viewing the fireworks among hundreds and thousands of fellow Americans in celebration of our freedom. The fireworks were nice, with collective “oohs and ahhs” that induced chills. On our way home, we remember passing houses closer to the river where huge parties were gathered for fireworks, a night spent under the stars and with food off the grill. These folks had life figured out. Next year we pledged that we would no longer go to the fireworks; the fireworks would come to…
  • 5 Decorating Tips For the Beach Bum

    Annie Talajkowski
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    Most people enjoy a trip to the beach now and then, but for you, the beach is home. The salty breeze, cool blue water and soft hot sand make the beach your favorite place to spend time in the summer. So why not add elements of the beach to your home’s interior design? These tips will help you integrate the nautical style into your space. Decorate with driftwood Driftwood is literally wood that has floated in the water and then washes up on shore. There are many different decorative items that use driftwood to create that nautical look you love. A mirror framed with driftwood or a table…
  • #BellacorLovesCats – Photo Contest

    Our Library
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:42 am
    The contest ends June 30th. Winners will be announced July 1st. Don’t forget to vote! The post #BellacorLovesCats – Photo Contest appeared first on Bright Ideas.
  • Bellacor Father’s Day Gift Guide: Dad Bod Edition

    Doug Kaid
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Sadly, some of us, ahem, have the dad bod (or something rounder) without even getting to experience the joys of parenthood. But as Father’s Day approaches, let’s celebrate the dads among us who come by their dad bods honestly. But first, we should back up a bit. Perhaps some of you haven’t heard of dad bod. Allow us to educate you, with the help of Mackenzie Pearson, a college sophomore who coined the term in March. She claims she heard it from her roommate, but we’ll credit Pearson for giving it to the world. Pearson describes the dad bod like this: “A nice…
  • Create your own Jurassic escape

    Doug Kaid
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:57 am
    The nephew was just in town and we were tripping over dinosaurs all week. From the T-rex to velociraptors, it was like a little “Jurassic Park” at our place. Oh, and there was also a trip to the Science Museum, which was really just an excuse to see more dinosaurs. The kid is “Jurassic World” crazy. “Jurassic Park” is so over, apparently. It stands to reason our nephew is not the only fan out there whose desire for all things dino has reached a fevered pitch as the summer blockbuster approaches 1 billion dollars in worldwide box-office receipts. We’re…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • The Most Useful Kitchen Appliances Infographic

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Picture this: You just had a brand new beautiful countertop installed in your kitchen, but you can’t really show it off because it’s covered from wall to wall in kitchen appliances. What should you keep and what should you toss? Or maybe you are getting married soon or just bought a house and are wondering what kitchen appliances to put on your registry so that you will receive gifts that you will actually use. To help you have a better understanding of which appliances are useful (and which are not), we surveyed over 500 consumers about their monthly usage of 16 different kitchen…
  • Expert Design Tips on How to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    Small spaces don’t always require big ideas. If you wish you had a bigger bathroom but simply don’t have the space for one, there are several ways that you can actually make your small bathroom feel larger than it actually is. Whether you’re considering one or two changes or a total revamp, the ideas listed below are a great starting point to transform your small bathroom into a luxurious and modern retreat. Vanities and Sinks Furniture-Style Vanities: Choosing a furniture-style vanity, rather than one with cabinet doors, will keep the space light and airy and also leave plenty of room…
  • 5 Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Get Your Party Started

    22 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Add a refreshing twist to your summer gatherings with these five cocktail recipes that are sure to get the party started! Sparkling Strawberry Cocktail Ingredients 2 cups hulled strawberries 2 tablespoons water ¼ cup orange juice 1 bottle chilled Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine 1 orange, sliced in rounds Mint sprigs, for garnish Directions In a blender, puree 2 cups of hulled strawberries and 2 tablespoons of water until smooth. In a pitcher, combine strawberry puree, 1 bottle of chilled Prosecco and sliced oranges. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve. Source: Martha Stewart Rum Punch…
  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Heart

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    With Father’s Day right around the corner, choosing the perfect gift for your dad can be tricky. You know he has everything he needs, so how do you decide on what to give him to show how much he means to you? How about your time? Nothing says “I love you” more than the little things, like offering your help on a project he’s been working on or spending quality time doing something he enjoys. There’s no better gift than that! Here are some suggestions on how to put a smile on his face and make his day extra special: Attend a local car, boat, music or sporting event: Doing your…
  • How the Countertop Overlay Installation Process Works

    8 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    With summer upon us, entertaining and outdoor family gatherings are right around the corner. This is the perfect time to take the plunge and give your kitchen or bar area a facelift with a new granite countertop overlay. Granite Transformations manufactures its own engineered granite, glass and quartz surfaces in ¼ inch thick slabs which are cut and fitted directly over your existing countertops – so there’s no messy cleanup or extra time and money required for demolition. In a few easy steps, you could be on your way to a beautiful kitchen or entertaining space – with installation…
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  • Kid Friendly Art Center

    Vidya Sudarsan
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Share on Tumblr Summertime is typically the most favorite time of the year for children! And, with that, it can be the most difficult time for parents and caregivers who have the task of entertaining children. I remember being challenged to find activities during holidays when my two children were young. Without a doubt, painting [...] The post Kid Friendly Art Center appeared first on Related posts: Kelly-Moore Paints Design Center
  • Colorful Outdoor Rooms

    Vidya Sudarsan
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
    Share on Tumblr If you are looking to convert your patio, porch, backyard or balcony to a retreat, I have some fabulous ideas! Sometimes, I ponder how a dash of color transforms a boring space to something spectacular. Color is magical and has a way to either calm or awaken the senses. And, while we [...] The post Colorful Outdoor Rooms appeared first on Related posts: Outdoor Lighting Outdoor Solar Lights In My Rock Garden Outdoor Spaces – Winter Bird Feeding Outdoor Lighting – Beautiful Landscapes!
  • Product Review – Multipurpose Silicone Pot Holders

    Vidya Sudarsan
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:52 am
    Share on Tumblr Hello, everyone! I am happy to introduce another product made with food grade silicone. These multipurpose silicone pot holders, made by Kitchen Labz, have replaced my cotton potholders in my kitchen. Silicone has several advantages, making it one of the most versatile material for kitchen gadgets. It doesn’t leach harmful chemicals into [...] The post Product Review – Multipurpose Silicone Pot Holders appeared first on Related posts: Set Of Three Silicone Spatulas Review GrillFella BBQ Wok & Silicone Heat Resistant Gloves Review Silicone…
  • Bento Inspirations

    Vidya Sudarsan
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Share on Tumblr How many of you pack a lunch for school or work? I feel nothing is more convenient than bento boxes! You can get creative by combining a variety of healthy foods that are also appealing to eat during the lunch hour. Bento boxes come with compartments that hold just the right portions [...] The post Bento Inspirations appeared first on Related posts: Stylish Storage Ideas Ready to School – Insulated Lunch Bag And Water Bottle Review Products For Salad Lovers & Antibacterial Cutting Board Review Insulated Tote Bags Review
  • Fueled Collective Office Interior Design

    Vidya Sudarsan
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    Share on Tumblr Hello, everyone! I have a guest post today on a stunning office space. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did! Fueled is the app design and development agency that calls this posh NYC office home. The Fueled Collective is a co-working space that houses over 30 startups in [...] The post Fueled Collective Office Interior Design appeared first on Related posts: Office Interior Design Tips Eclectic Style Interior Design Office Lounge Wall Decor Ideas Office at Home..
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • 8 Ways to Wow Your Friends with Recycled Wine Bottles

    Yuka Yoneda
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    There’s a reason that recycled wine bottle DIYs have been so popular – they’re a great excuse to drink some vino! Wine bottles also come in many interesting colors and shapes, and are already elegant enough that not much needs to be done to turn them into all sorts of lovely items. From sophisticated centerpieces to light fixtures to garden accessories, read on for a selection of some of our favorite ways to reuse old wine bottles.DIY Wine Bottle LightsReady for a slightly challenging way to use wine bottles? DIY Network has a very thorough tutorial on how to turn your old…
  • 10 Paver Patios That Add Dimension and Flair to the Yard

    Kate Simmons
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Pavers are often affordable, they’re low-maintenance, and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. No wonder so many design lovers and DIYers turn to pavers when it comes to landscaping and outdoor design! Today we feature a range of paver patios for your inspiration. Whether you choose pavers made of brick, concrete or natural stone, the patio possibilities are endless. Read on for details and design ideas…Sleek and ModernMany of today’s most popular paver patios showcase a modern aesthetic that’s clean-lined and low-key. Often pavers made from concrete…
  • Turn Your Unsightly Wire Cables and Cords into Wall Art

    Elise Moreau
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    It’s as if everything comes with wires these days. And the more electronics you want to put in a room, the harder it’s going to be to keep their cables and cords free from tangles and ideally out of sight as well. There’s nothing quite like seeing a pile of black wires stuffed in a corner or along the edge of a wall to ruin a well-decorated room’s whole look. Tying them up as neatly as you can or figuring out how to store them in something might be the first strategies that come to mind, but why not take it as a new opportunity to get creative? These homeowners sure…
  • 10 Privacy Plants for Screening Your Yard in Style

    Kate Simmons
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    If you’re searching for ways to create a natural screen for your yard, today’s post is for you! Kate here, and I have a little bit of experience in this area, as I spent the greater part of five years trying to block the view of my neighbor’s backyard, which had become a dumping ground for unwanted items. The problem: my living room overlooked the junk heap, and nothing but a chain-link fence separated our outdoor spaces. The solution: privacy plants. Get ready for some interesting vegetation that can can add shade, privacy and beauty to your yard. Below you will find 10…
  • Wonderful Wicker Pieces for Upgraded Outdoor Entertaining

    Yuka Yoneda
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    When it comes to warm-weather lounging, there are few types of furniture breezier and more summery than wicker. Yes, there are some downsides to this backyard favorite – namely, lack of durability – but with hardy synthetic versions becoming easier to find these days, you can get the look of wicker without the headache. We’ve rounded up a few of the most wicked woven pieces we could find in our photo gallery below. Take a peek to see what’s new in wicker.A Lavish Outdoor LoungeSectionals aren’t just for the indoors. If you’re used to having a lot of guests…
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    Leovan Design

  • Summer Home Energy Saving Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    Summer the hottest season of the year is here. Get ready for summer by following these home energy saving tips that will reduce your energy costs and will keep you cool and comfortable at the same time: Make sure you have completed any spring maintenance needed for your home. Consider increasing your attic insulation to keep the heat in during the winter and to keep the heat out
  • Cottage Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
    Cottage interior design style makes a room feel charming, warm, naturally comfortable, casual, simple, and livable. The general feel of the cottage design style is informal and imperfect. The goal of using the cottage interior design style is to create an inviting interior with a carefree and well-lived in look. The cottage interior design style reflects the comfortable, relaxing, and
  • 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
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    Decor Girl

  • Missing The Fourth Of July Of Youth

    Decor Girl
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    What happened to the Fourth of July? Remembering the Fourth of July of my youth, and ice cream. Read More
  • How To Spot A Interior Design Faker

    Decor Girl
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    Learn exactly what or who to ignore when they begin to spew bad interior design advice disguised as design rules. Read More
  • Don’t Throw A Rug, Tile One

    Decor Girl
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Tile rugs can add visual interest to a bathroom, kitchen, hallway or any room with a large expanse of floor tile. Ranging from simple to complex, there is a tile rug for option for any space. Read More
  • 10 DIY Decor Ideas To Transform Your Home Now

    Decor Girl
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    10 easy DIY design ideas to produce quick gratifying results to transform your home decor and help you achieve a beautiful home. Read More
  • The Zen Modern Outdoor Freestanding Pizza Oven

    Decor Girl
    4 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    This freestanding pizza oven from Bella Outdoor is clean, simple and provides a zen modern experience in wood fire outdoor cooking. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: walnut

    9 Jun 2015 | 7:53 am
    Walnut hardwood flooring is an incredibly hardwearing and durable choice, adding a touch of classic elegance to your home whilst also adding considerable value to your property. Walnut has a natural rich, dark colour in a variety of shades that adds warmth and natural beauty to any room although it can, over time, lighten slightly, which only adds to its character. The natural lines, rings and knots in its structure give a unique and interesting facet to your floor and to add even more interest walnut flooring can be laid in a variety of patterns and styles such as herringbone or wide planks.
  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: Beech

    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

    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

    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

    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…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Stool Sample, Anyone?

    Donna Hoffman
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Time for another installment of our Design Giggles series! Behind the scenes at Acme Furniture Repair. Enjoy! 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…
  • How to Layout a Room

    Donna Hoffman
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... What’s the best way to layout a room?  If you’re a first time home buyer or have no clue what to do, watch this video for some great tips and tricks!   If you liked what you heard here about my Decorating Genius System and would like to know more, go to xo, The post How to Layout a Room appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
  • Showerhead as Art & Light Show

    Donna Hoffman
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    Donna Hoffman on... So what do you think of this truly innovative showerhead from Japanese company Nendo? The Axor Lampshower is a masterful thought…but what do you think of it in application? Surely, this puppy would be a show stopper in a dark marble shower…I can see it at a posh hotel in in London or New York. It could even be swoon-material if it sits surrounded by any rich and deeply hued tile… But what happens to it if you are a pedestrian shower-taker who needs a morning wake-up call thus you have a brightly lit shower and bath and have a penchant for fresh, clean lighter…
  • What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

    Donna Hoffman
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on... What do you want to be when you grow up? Enjoy today’s Design Giggle! The post What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
  • How to Choose a Dining Room Chandelier

    Donna Hoffman
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Donna Hoffman on... In this week’s video blog, I show you how to correctly measure for a dining room table or kitchen table chandelier. Watch this before you buy!   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…
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    Chic California

  • Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery Reveal

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery Reveal  I have been so excited to share with you the baby’s nursery! But it seemed like bad luck to show off the room before the baby made his debut. But he’s here, and so now is the time! If you remember it wasn’t that long ago that this room {Read More...} The post Vintage Style Baby Boy Nursery Reveal appeared first on Chic California.
  • Introducing Beau Oliver

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Introducing Beau Oliver   If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you know it has been busy few weeks for me. I’m so excited to officially introduce you to our new baby boy, Beau Oliver. We are over the moon in love with this guy! And he is so good. He is {Read More...} The post Introducing Beau Oliver appeared first on Chic California.
  • How to Layer Milk Paint Using Clear Wax

    29 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    How to Layer Milk Paint Using Clear Wax I’m slowly but surely getting some extra pieces of furniture painted before the baby arrives. But I have to admit, it’s slow going. Mostly because I run out of energy pretty quickly. But sometimes a piece of furniture just doesn’t want to cooperate or turn out the {Read More...} The post How to Layer Milk Paint Using Clear Wax appeared first on Chic California.
  • Maternity Photos

    28 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Maternity Photos Hey, are you all still there? It’s been awhile since I have posted. I’ve been in serious nesting mode over here and blogging has just taken a back seat. We are t-minus two weeks for the arrival of our new baby boy!! So things might get a bit quiet over here in the {Read More...} The post Maternity Photos appeared first on Chic California.
  • How to Turn a Galvanized Bucket into a Vintage Olive Bucket

    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.
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  • VF House by Studio ro+ca

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:53 am
    VF House is a private residence located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The stylish contemporary home was designed by Studio ro+ca in 2014. Photos courtesy of Studio ro+caMore...
  • Filler Residence by PIQUE

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:17 am
    Filler Residence is a project completed by PIQUE in 2012. The 4,845-square-foot home is located in Bend, Oregon, USA. Filler Residence by PIQUE: “Because the lot is basically flat, the building is kept to one level and features long rooflines to emphasize the horizontal lines of the landscape. Deep overhangs on the west side of the site create outdoor rooms to capture western views and look out toward the golf..More...
  • Madison Residence by KEM STUDIO

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Madison Residence is a project completed by KEM STUDIO. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, the home has a fresh and bright interior. Madison Residence by KEM STUDIO: “The goal of this project was to break conventional notions of what we “need” in a house and design for the clients specific lifestyle. KEM STUDIO went through a comprehensive research process to define the parameters of the project, analyze the clients..More...
  • Stone House Conversion by Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:47 am
    Stone House Conversion is a remodeling project carried out by Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design. It is located in Safed, Israel and covers an area of 1,614.6 square feet. Stone House Conversion by Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design: “A residential private house for preservation that has been re-designed and planed anew in the old city of Safed. The web of crowded housing of old stone buildings in the old quarter..More...
  • JRC Residence by Biasol: Design Studio

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:18 am
    JRC Residence is an elegant contemporary home located in Melbourne, Australia. It was designed by Biasol: Design Studio in 2013. Photos by: Ari HatzisMore...
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  • Furniture Meets Light: Empty by VIBIA

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:09 am
    With the Furniture Meets the Light concept, VIBIA transforms the way light is combined with furniture and complements exterior spaces such as gardens and terraces. Sculptural and functional pieces that during the day become useful items of furniture serving different purposes while also offering a light source. When night falls the light fittings come alive thanks to their design, technology and multifunctionality. Like a mathematical equation, Furniture Meets Light brings together furniture and light in perfect harmony. Read the rest of Furniture Meets Light: Empty by VIBIA originally posted…
  • Theresa Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Sonelo Design Studio renovated the interior of a private house in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The original layout of the residence was with a long corridor, dark and distinct rooms. Changes have transformed the house into a bright and cozy place. Kitchen, dining room, and bathrooms have been moved to the center of the house. All rooms become more open and functional. Read the rest of Theresa Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Little P Table Lamp by Schonbuch

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Quality oak veneer lamp in various colours designed by Martin Hirth for Schönbuch. Thanks to its characteristic shape the lamp made of one-piece has a high recognition value. Read the rest of Little P Table Lamp by Schonbuch originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Woollahra House by Tzannes Associates

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    And while on the subject of the national peculiarities of the architectural design and the contemporary trends in home arrangement – the Australians are the masters of constructing vast appearing homes in small and dense lots, with additional lush garden premises that define the character of each home. Read the rest of Woollahra House by Tzannes Associates originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Living Divani Temporary Store at Torre Velasca Expo 2015

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Living Divani boosts its visibility during Expo 2015 by opening a Temporary Store on the ground floor of Torre Velasca. Read the rest of Living Divani Temporary Store at Torre Velasca Expo 2015 originally posted on © - 2015.
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  • Do you enjoy your time outdoors?

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    We have some suggestions for your time in the sun (or under the shade :) - on the beach or in your garden: Deluxe Padded Ostrich 3-N-1 Beach Chair with FREE Towel Green TRC Recreation Sunsation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Summer Dreams

    28 Jun 2015 | 2:07 am
    on a gloomy day :) sourcesourcearchilovers.comsource google_ad_client = "pub-7653206195145410";google_ad_width = 180; google_ad_height = 90;google_ad_format = "180x90_0ads_al"; google_ad_channel =... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • TRENDOFFICE is included in another Best Interior Design Blogs list!

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:40 am
    "There are tons of reasons why you should read the blogs of interior designers, and the most important reason is that these are the people that can help you turn your dreams into reality. Even though... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design of the Year 2015 - Human Organs-on-Chips

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    It appears that the time to use animals to test a product is over with the new Human Organs-on-Chips project which was announced as the overall winner of the annual Designs of the Year awards... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Small batthrooms with great design

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:43 am
    Great design is the design that can make use of even tiny spaces and create the atmosphere and function that let you forget about narrowness. Like these small bathrooms... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Béatrice Coron: Stories Cut From Paper

    Rog How
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Beatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells! Her patience is inspiring, crafting extraordinary pieces of art from scissors and paper. We love this Ted talk, she has used her creativity to improve public spaces and the environment. Going the extra mile, we could all take a leaf from her book!   The post Béatrice Coron: Stories Cut From Paper appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Colour Palette: 010

    Cat How
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:58 am
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  • Organic Soaps with a Conscience from Nathalie Bond!

    Cat How
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    This week we’re looking at Nathalie Bond Organics. We’ve just launched the full range of these gorgeous organic soaps in our shop this week, and can vouch that they smell and feel as good as they look! Wife-and-husband team Nathalie and Andy Bond are dedicated to delivering natural skincare. Once falling pregnant with her son, Nathalie took an interest in skincare after discovering how many harmful chemicals were in many of her own products. Nathalie started off by creating her own simple balms and soaps, and 18 months later had developed a range (using only the finest organic and…
  • Colour Palette: 009

    Cat How
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:52 am
    The post Colour Palette: 009 appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Shaun In The City!

    Rog How
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    It’s coming! We’re so excited for the Shaun In The City Bristol trail this summer. From 6th July until 31st August, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal is bringing 70 giant Shaun The Sheep sculptures to the city. Created by artists, designers and celebrities like Tatty Devine, Cath Kidston and Wayne Hemmingway the sheep will be spread across iconic locations and green spaces. Having already made their deb-ewe in London on March 28th they will now be returning to their home turf of Bristol in a few weeks time. First with Gromit Unleashed and now Shaun In The City, the arts trail…
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  • Every Child’s Dream – Perfect Self-built Treehouse

    23 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    Foster Huntington, a road trip photographer, built a Treehouse with his friends in Washington State near Oregon. It’s called ‘The Cinder Cone’. When asked about his motivation, Foster replied that he was inspired by the people and places he have seen during his time on the road. Two Treehouses are connected through a bridge. Both of them have a minimal interior. There is also an outdoor bathtub and a skate bowl. Found on: iGnant Images © Foster Huntington Treehouse building documented in a book. Preorder here    
  • Saunahaus

    22 Jun 2015 | 4:04 am
    Sauna House, 2012 Koblach, Austria House for sauna, massage and therapy. Space: 450m² Architect: Bernardo Bader  Photos: Marc Lins Found on: Subtilitas
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  • 50 Awesome Bedroom Ideas

    5 Jun 2015 | 4:24 am
    According to the facts, bedroom is a place where you spend about 25 years of your life. It is definitely one of the most important rooms in your home. If you want to sleep and to feel well, you have to make sure that your bedroom is like a shrine where nothing distracts you and you feel completely safe in it. If you feel that your bedroom is not giving you that kind of feeling you should probably redecorate or even renovate your bedroom. Here are the 50 bedroom ideas for you to inspire your new bedroom!
  • Black and White Deck Design

    2 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    I’m familiar that outdoorsy lifestyle and outside activities start differently all over the world. While ones have been enjoying spending time outside for a month now, others, just like me, welcomed the warmth only a few days ago. With a lot more time spent outside with friends and family, I’m so happy and ready to primp my backyard. While browsing through a lot of ideas of a cozy and welcoming deck, I came across a thought, that the simplest colour palette is a winner and definitely worth a try. Simplicity is the key. I love how the most popular mix of black and white can work…
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  • 8 Cool Wallpaper Ideas For The Stairways in your Home

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    The stairway area is a perfect space of your home that you can creatively use for creating an artistic and decorative boost in the interior. The stairway area is a perfect place to add a fabulous wallpaper and bring vivid color, texture and pattern in the area, therefore provide the place with specific lively identity The post 8 Cool Wallpaper Ideas For The Stairways in your Home appeared first on Related posts: 12 Floral Pattern Ideas For Home Decor Geometric Wallpaper in 8 Bold Dining Room Designs Geometric Wallpaper In 10 Bold Bedroom Ideas
  • 10 Contemporary Industrial Kitchen Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    Contemporary Industrial is a perfect choice for everyone who just love the edgy and distinctive charm of the industrial style and yet want to keep track with the modern and stylish aspect of the kitchen. The contemporary industrial is a fantastic bland of dramatic industrial setting balanced by contemporary decor touches.  Contemporary Industrial kitchen features The post 10 Contemporary Industrial Kitchen Design Ideas appeared first on Related posts: 10 Cool Industrial Kitchen Interior Design Ideas 10 Cool Industrial Kitchen Interior Design Ideas 10 Cool Kitchen Interior…
  • 8 Rustic Bathroom Designs with Sliding Barn Doors

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:43 am
    Barn doors are great way to add a little rustic and Farmhouse charm in the bathroom. Sliding barn doors are also a great idea as a divider between the bedroom and the bathroom. With sliding barn doors you can surely break through the plain modern appearance and create a rustic and natural statement in the The post 8 Rustic Bathroom Designs with Sliding Barn Doors appeared first on Related posts: 10 Cool Bedrooms with Rustic Sliding Barn Doors 10 Beautiful Rustic Bathroom Interior Design Ideas 12 Exposed Bricks Bathroom Design Ideas
  • 8 Fantastic Sofa Designs For Small Living Rooms

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:38 am
    The size never matters, if you have the right element that will provide you with comfort, aesthetic appearance and functionality. Sofa can directly depend on the comfort and aesthetic appearance in the living room, because it’s the most important element in the living room and the heart and soul of the interior. In case you The post 8 Fantastic Sofa Designs For Small Living Rooms appeared first on Related posts: 10 Modern Sofa Design Ideas For Contemporary Living Room 8 Space Saving Sectional Sofa Design Ideas Best 10 Vintage Sofa Design Ideas For Antique Charm
  • 9 Stylish Feminine Home Office Designs

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:54 am
    This time we decided to focus on the women’s department and talk a little about Feminine Style in the Home Office. Feminine vibe in the home office will most likely suit your style if you are fan of the pastel colors and the subtle decor line. Decorating your home office in simple and yet stylish, The post 9 Stylish Feminine Home Office Designs appeared first on Related posts: 10 Stylish Masculine Home Office Designs To Amaze 12 Cool Scandinavian Home Office Designs You’ll Love 9 Home Office Designs with Skylights
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Red, White and Blue Lighting and Decor for Independence Day

    Emma Harger
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Do you want to bring a patriotic spirit into your home without going overboard on American flag designs? Do you also want to save money while doing so? You’re in luck! Lights Online has lots of great red, white and blue lighting and decor that’s just perfect for Independence Day. Plus, July brings with it a bevy of sales that are going to help you save big on many of the items shown here. Bring some fireworks-like dazzle into your home this holiday weekend. Red lighting and decor First row: Dimond Red Coral lamp – Cyan Design Biscay pendant – Eglo Anzino pendant…
  • Design Inspirations – 10 Links You’ll Love: June 26

    Emma Harger
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:39 am
    As another week draws to a close, it’s time to take a look at 10 design inspirations that all use light in different, inventive, totally awesome ways. LED mood lighting on planes from Bloomberg Business LEDs are popping up in all sorts of applications, including on airplanes, where they can be used to create different moods–especially on longer overnight flights. For example, Virgin Atlantic has different light themes for different parts of a flight: amber for eating meals, a sort of rosy champagne color for boarding, silvery for when people are sleeping on overnighters and a way…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – June 19

    Emma Harger
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    It’s going to officially become summer this coming Sunday (even though it has felt like summer here for some time already), so this week, we put together a guide to understanding the energy efficiency numbers associated with ceiling fans. Stay cool and save cash on your bills! We also took a look at the most popular Quoizel fixtures so far this year. Since it’s Friday, it’s also time to share 10 design inspirations that really caught my eye this week. The LiliLite from Core77 Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, this is the LiliLite, a reading light that has storage and…
  • Top Products from Quoizel

    Emma Harger
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:01 am
    Because we’re at the midway point of the year (how did that happen? Wasn’t it just January yesterday? Time flies), Quoizel decided to take a look at the bestselling items in each of their various categories. We carry every one of these bestsellers at Lights Online! Here’s a look at each one–plus something at the end to sweeten the pot a little if you want to purchase any of these superstars. Ceiling flush mounts Bordeaux: Who said flush mounts have to be boring? Definitely not Bordeaux, a 4-light style fully decorated with big sparkling crystals and beading that all…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – June 12

    Emma Harger
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    This week on Lights Online, we added gas lanterns to our wide selection of outdoor lights. Because gas is so different from electric, we also put together a guide to this style of illumination. Not only is it informative, it also contains fun trivia about how gas lights did things such as make live theater audiences more attentive and less rowdy. We also saw our parent company Progressive Lighting get a nomination for Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine‘s Best of 2015 (Indoor Lighting). Pop over to this link and give us a vote–you can do it once a day through June 18 and it’s…
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  • Man Cave Rugs – An Easy Way to Make Your Man Cave Your Own

    Sandy Henderson
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Are you turning your basement, shed, or spare room into a man cave? Here at Rug Rats, we create handmade, […]The post Man Cave Rugs – An Easy Way to Make Your Man Cave Your Own appeared first on 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 .
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • The Most Useful Kitchen Appliances Infographic

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Picture this: You just had a brand new beautiful countertop installed in your kitchen, but you can’t really show it off because it’s covered from wall to wall in kitchen appliances. What should you keep and what should you toss? Or maybe you are getting married soon or just bought a house and are wondering what kitchen appliances to put on your registry so that you will receive gifts that you will actually use. To help you have a better understanding of which appliances are useful (and which are not), we surveyed over 500 consumers about their monthly usage of 16 different kitchen…
  • Expert Design Tips on How to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    Small spaces don’t always require big ideas. If you wish you had a bigger bathroom but simply don’t have the space for one, there are several ways that you can actually make your small bathroom feel larger than it actually is. Whether you’re considering one or two changes or a total revamp, the ideas listed below are a great starting point to transform your small bathroom into a luxurious and modern retreat. Vanities and Sinks Furniture-Style Vanities: Choosing a furniture-style vanity, rather than one with cabinet doors, will keep the space light and airy and also leave plenty of room…
  • 5 Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Get Your Party Started

    22 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Add a refreshing twist to your summer gatherings with these five cocktail recipes that are sure to get the party started! Sparkling Strawberry Cocktail Ingredients 2 cups hulled strawberries 2 tablespoons water ¼ cup orange juice 1 bottle chilled Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine 1 orange, sliced in rounds Mint sprigs, for garnish Directions In a blender, puree 2 cups of hulled strawberries and 2 tablespoons of water until smooth. In a pitcher, combine strawberry puree, 1 bottle of chilled Prosecco and sliced oranges. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve. Source: Martha Stewart Rum Punch…
  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Heart

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    With Father’s Day right around the corner, choosing the perfect gift for your dad can be tricky. You know he has everything he needs, so how do you decide on what to give him to show how much he means to you? How about your time? Nothing says “I love you” more than the little things, like offering your help on a project he’s been working on or spending quality time doing something he enjoys. There’s no better gift than that! Here are some suggestions on how to put a smile on his face and make his day extra special: Attend a local car, boat, music or sporting event: Doing your…
  • How the Countertop Overlay Installation Process Works

    8 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    With summer upon us, entertaining and outdoor family gatherings are right around the corner. This is the perfect time to take the plunge and give your kitchen or bar area a facelift with a new granite countertop overlay. Granite Transformations manufactures its own engineered granite, glass and quartz surfaces in ¼ inch thick slabs which are cut and fitted directly over your existing countertops – so there’s no messy cleanup or extra time and money required for demolition. In a few easy steps, you could be on your way to a beautiful kitchen or entertaining space – with installation…
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • Tips for Matching Kitchen Range Hoods and Kitchen Lighting

    BarnLight Originals
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Today we have the special privilege of having Samantha from Range Hoods Inc. share a guest post with us on our blog. She’s going to offer some tips on matching range hoods with kitchen lighting. The stage is yours, Samantha! When it comes to kitchen décor, there’s an endless array of options at your fingertips, including kitchen cabinets, appliances, paint color, accessories and more. One thing to keep in mind is how your kitchen lighting will complement your kitchen range hood and vice versa. Thank you to Barnlight Originals for the chance to share on this topic. Below, we’ll go…
  • The Different Shades of Warehouse Lighting

    Alexandra C.
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    Today we’re talking warehouse lighting. Barnlight Originals offers a premier collection of LED warehouse shades that are much like one of Beethoven’s well-known themes and variations. Our Authentic Warehouse Shade is what you could call the theme, and our other warehouse light fixtures—like the Omaha and Derby—are the variations. If you’re unfamiliar with this musicality, let me explain. When it comes to music, variation is a technique composers use when material is repeated but in an altered form. Changes are made to the harmony, rhythm, orchestration, and so forth; but there is…
  • 5 Easy Ways to Upscale Your Kitchen

    Alexandra C.
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:26 pm
    The kitchen is the heart, mind, and even belly of the home. It’s the hub on which all family activity is centered. It’s where you and your husband decided to take that work promotion, where you and your daughter have your late night heart-to-heart conversations, and of course where everyone enjoys those family sit-down as well as on-the-go meals. Because the kitchen is the lifeblood of house, it’s essential for it to be a place of comfort, cleanliness, and enjoyment. If it’s not properly put together, the entire family can feel it. Perhaps you feel…
  • What Are Industrial Lights and How Can I Use Them?

    Alexandra C.
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    For the beginner designer, some interior design catch-phrases, styles, and jargon will just fly right above the head. We know what it’s like to feel a little lost in in a whirlwind of words, images, and ideas. So, we’d like to offer a little help when it comes to the question, “what are industrial lights and how can I use them?” First off, industrial lighting encompasses many of our shades with vintage-industrial inspired designs that were not uncommon during the different period’s of America’s industrial ages. Most of these light fixtures originated in…
  • How the Lighting of Your House Directly Affects Your Happiness

    Alexandra C.
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Have you ever found yourself feeling listless and crestfallen and not knowing why? Do the many explanations offered by professionals, associates, and loved ones not seem to relate to you? Here’s one possible cause to your downcast days that maybe you haven’t thought of yet: the lighting in your home. Studies have shown how light has a real impact on our moods and emotions. Huffington Post brings up, “Evidence shows that on sunny days people are more optimistic about the stock market, report higher well-being and are more helpful while extended exposure to dark gloomy days can…
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  • “Creative Summertime Centerpieces”

    Kimberly Edwards
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    “Glorious & Stunning! This Looks So Perfect In A Outdoor Setting, I Want This For My Upcoming Anniversary Celebration!”   “Decadent Alluring Mix Of Purples, Lilac & Pinks. A Summertime Bounty For Your Table!”   “Precious & Yummy Combination! How Playful And Fun, To Pair These Two Visually Desirable Things Together!!   “Nothing Says Summer Or Fresh Better, Then Green & White Mixed With These Natural Elements. The Pots Contrast Perfectly With The Greenery!”   “Delicate Floral & Succulent Mix, Is So Fresh And…
  • “Playing With Pink In Your Space”

    Kimberly Edwards
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:12 am
    “Don’t Be Afraid Of A Pink Sofa! It Can Really Anchor Your Space And Add So Much Warmth & Cheerfulness To Your Surroundings! It Works With So Many Colors, Very Much Like A Neutral Shade” “Pink Is The Perfect Delicate Background For So Many Settings! This Ornate Pale Pink Painted Bed Is Heavenly In This Room! The Touches Of Deeper Pink In The Artwork Are Helping To Ground The Space. This Color Palette Of Pink, Turquoise & White Are Blending This Eclectic Mix Of Furnishings” “These Touches Of Pink Are Playing A Huge Role In Making This Space Have A…
  • “Chalk Paint Furniture Creations”

    Kimberly Edwards
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:07 pm
    “Amazing Creation From Mak & Jill At The Abode In San Clemente, CA. Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, This Is Truly Artwork!” “Table In Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue, Refreshing & Modern But Still Rustic. *This Photo Is From “MaK & Jill at The Abode, In San Clemente CA. Created This Dreamy Piece In Annie Sloan Chalk Paint” “Mak & Jill At The Abode In San Clemente, CA. Created This Piece Of Art Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. They Called It “Old Man’s Bar”, Which Is The Name Of A Local Surf Spot.”…
  • 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 Living Spaces”

    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…
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    MyBedFrames: Blog

  • Your Wild Dreams: The Causes and Effects

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:08 am
    Dreams must be very important, as we dream an average 1,460 hours a year!  But why do we dream at all? Are dreams even ‘real’? Many theories simply state that it is our brain managing memories. Although scientists still aren't completely sure, they believe dreaming is a result of our brain processing emotions, reflecting desires, and solving the problems in our lives through a series of thoughts and sensations.  Image via Aspire Some people dream more than others, and some claim to be 'prone' to nightmares. But why? It appears that our dreams can be influenced by our habits/behaviours…
  • The 6 Telltale Signs That You Need a New Mattress

    2 Jun 2015 | 6:43 am
    When it’s said that we can clock up around 227,468 hours of sleep during our lives (roughly one third), it’s no wonder that we can probably all agree that a decent mattress is essential to any bedroom. Our sleep quality has a huge effect on the rest of our day, leaving those that had a restless night prone to a unproductive day due to a lack of energy and motivation. Your state of mental health, physical health, quality of life and safety can largely be attributed to your sleeping habits which makes sleep hugely important So with your quality of sleep relying a lot on the condition of…
  • How to Get More out of Less Sleep

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:01 am
    It’s been proven that the amount of time we get to spend in bed is decreasing, meaning that we are spending more time awake and less time asleep than ever before. While it’s important to get enough sleep, the quality of our sleep is more important than the number of hours racked up.  In fact, some research suggests that sleeping too much can be as detrimental to your health as not sleeping enough. Oversleeping is linked to depression, obesity, heart disease and diabetes. But repeatedly getting less sleep than you need is harmful too. The trick is to find the sweet spot for yourself –…
  • Surprising Facts About How Animals Sleep (Infographic)

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:04 am
    Humans may rule the Earth, but the world is full of amazing animals of all shapes and sizes, and we're only just starting to learn how truly remarkable they are. When it comes to sleep, scientists still don't fully understand the ins and outs of it. We know that sleep is an essential part of life (total sleep deprivation leads to death), but we're still unsure as to the reasons why sleep is so important. How Animals Sleep Studying the various different sleeping habits of other animals, can help scientists crack the puzzle of sleep.  Did you know that certain marine animals can sleep…
  • 8 Creative Bedroom Ceiling Ideas

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    When it comes to decorating, there’s an area that’s always overlooked – and it’s one of the biggest surface areas in almost every room; the ceiling! The bedroom is one the best rooms where you can experiment with a decorated ceiling. I mean, after all, we do spend a lot of time staring at the ceiling when we’re laying in bed trying to sleep, right? Here’s some simple bedroom ceiling ideas to get your creative juices flowing. If you find some more (or even have your own unique bedroom ceiling) please do share them with us by either commenting below or by sending your snaps to us at…
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  • Top 10 Reasons To Stage Your Home

    25 Jun 2015 | 10:11 am
    The 2015 Top Ten Reasons to Stage Your Home I just posted an article on the National Association of Realtors, Styled Staged & Sold blog on the “Top 10 Reasons to Stage Your Home in 2015“.  I created this post for agents, so that they can use the statistics and imagery to convince their client’s of the benefits of staging.  I also created a YouTube video and pdf hand-out below that is a great tool for stagers and agents to embed on their websites, so check it out:   Having compelling resources and tools to give to your sellers and/or agents is critical in this…
  • Home Staging Companies Are “Rocking It”!

    16 Jun 2015 | 11:35 am
    Every time I get an email with staging success stories, I file them in my “to blog” folder…needless to say, I have too many success stories to tell for Spring 2015! Home staging companies around the globe are literally performing miracles in homes and getting huge returns for their sellers. Since I have too many stories to tell, I’m going to feature some of my favorite photos and recent quotes from HSR Certified home stagers…   Jennifer of Jennifer Neal Homes joined HSR after her real estate agent convinced her that that what she was meant to do in life. She joined HSR and…
  • 5 Reasons Stagers Should Become Redesigners

    10 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    I always say that the relationship between “home staging” and “redesign” is like two sides of the same coin.  They are very similar services but the “WHO” of the design element is very different. What separates staging from redesign is whether we are designing the space for the buyer demographic or the home owner? What’s the difference between interior design and redesign (or home styling)?  Redesign always starts first with using what the home owner already has and loves to enhance the space.  In fact, a great redesigner can literally work…
  • 5 Steps to Successful Blogging for Home Stagers and Designers

    3 Jun 2015 | 1:17 pm
      I just finished updating my “Blogging” section and creating a webinar about successful blogging for home stagers and designers in 2015.  The Internet is always changing and so I’m constantly updating my training material to reflect what matters to stager TODAY. Blogging for business is not about writing down your musings so much as giving prospects an insight to the way you work and your style, so having a plan for how to do this is essential! If you’re a home stager, you may be saying, “why blog?”  That’s a good question.  Here are six…
  • Why “To The Trade” Pricing Matters

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    Why “To The Trade” Pricing Matters for Home Stagers As I was adding another 12 “to the trade” vendors to the HSR Member Black Book, I thought it would be good to do a post on why trade pricing even matters for home stagers and their clients.  First off, “to the trade” pricing is discounted pricing given by vendors of all kinds to those people who will do volume shopping due to their professions ie. Professional Home Stagers and Interior Designers.  You have to prove that you are a professional home stager or designer by filling out an application and…
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  • Starting a Kitchen Remodeling Business with Kitchen Solvers Franchise Company

    22 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    Thinking about starting a cabinet making business, or launching into the bath and kitchen remodeling industry? Read on to learn more about this popular career move for motivated self-starters. Why try starting a bath and kitchen remodeling and cabinet making business? Whether you enter this exciting industry from a construction background or a completely unrelated vocation, you can be sure to find success and satisfaction here. If you are looking at starting a cabinet making business, or applying your building industry skills to bath and kitchen remodeling, then Kitchen Solvers may be your…
  • 3 Reasons Kitchen Solvers is the Best Cabinet Refacing Business for Sale

    18 Jun 2015 | 9:53 am
    The cabinet refacing business is booming, and self-starters like you across America are eyeing different franchise investment options. Business ownership is tricky enough without worrying about choosing the wrong franchise. Read on to learn 3 reasons why Kitchen Solvers is the best cabinet refacing business for sale. A plan for your future; a roadmap for your success. Kitchen Solvers cabinet refacing business is different than other firms you will find operating within the industry. While many franchises are happy to collect a hefty franchising fee in exchange for some materials, a cursory…
  • Why Kitchen Solvers Represents the Best Home Improvement Franchise Opportunity

    10 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Kitchen Solvers home improvement franchise is currently accepting new entrants. It does not matter what your working background is, as long as you have the right attitude and a willingness to learn. With so many different home improvement franchise opportunities out there, you might be wondering why Kitchen Solvers is the best. Read on to learn 3 reasons why Kitchen Solvers represents the best home improvement franchise opportunity in the industry! There is a huge market out there waiting to be tapped! The 2008 recession brought on a difficult period for many different industries,…
  • 3 Reasons Why Kitchen Solvers Franchise System is an Industry Authority

    3 Jun 2015 | 9:39 am
    So, you’re considering starting your own business by investing in bath and kitchen remodeling franchise. Congratulations! Those who decide to step out of the trade and office worlds in order to chase down their business ownership dreams are making a bold statement about their character, whether they realize it or not. The path to success for business owners can be hard, and fraught with unexpected bumps and detours along the way; it takes courage and determination to leave the stability of the static 9-to-5 world trying to make your dreams a reality. Franchise ownership can be stressful if…
  • 2 Ways to Save Thousands on Your Bath or Kitchen Remodel

    27 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    The Kitchen Solvers team has been in action since 1982, and with over 40,000 bath and kitchen remodeling projects under their belt, it has become clear that many homeowners need help with their budgeting. Sometimes it isn’t their fault, as unprofessional workers and con-artists drag day-long projects into weeks to inflate their invoices, while other times budget blow-ups occur simply because people neglect to monitor costs properly. Whatever the cause, it happens a lot – indeed, there is an entire subgenre of home renovation reality TV that generates all of its drama from budgetary…
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  • Aromatic Interior Design tips to Deal with the Monsoon

    Shruti Verma
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:32 am
    As the first drops of rain come down, the word ‘petrichor’ comes to everyone’s lips but a few days later the love for the smell of rain is replaced with a love for air freshners. The odor of a room is an important aspect of a complete interior design solution. Monsoons bring with them mould and dampness that can make a home feel stuffy and gloomy. Air freshners are a good solution but here are a few other aromatic design tips to make your home odorfree.   Here comes the Sun Image courtesy: coasttocoastcentral Ventilation was one of the key elements Architect…
  • Tribute: A Selection of ‘Must See’ Work by Architect Charles Correa

    Shruti Verma
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Charles Correa once said, “Architecture is not an object to be looked at,” he said, “but an energy field to be moved through.” Known to have been one of the strongest voices against cities that seemed to grow only vertically; Correa designed not for the sake of form but to maintain a connection between the building, its inhabitants and the environment. He spent most of the career as an architect in Mumbai but his designs can be seen across the country. He passed away earlier this month but left behind a number of buildings as his legacy. Take a look at our…
  • Time Travel | Mumbai Architecture and Landscapes From Then to Now

    Shruti Verma
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Change is inevitable and change cannot be stopped. Our time travel series looks at cities in India and the changes they have been through as decades pass by. The name of a city says a lot about it. From Bombain under the Portuguese to the anglicised Bombay under the British rule to Mumbai as it is now known, Architecture in Bombay or Mumbai, is renowned for it’s heritage structures amongst other things.  Most have stayed as they were while others have made way for something more modern. Here’s a glimpse.   Gateway of India Once upon a time when people…
  • Where can Interior Designers do Budget Shopping in Mumbai?

    Shruti Verma
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Street shopping is synonymous with Mumbai but isn’t restricted just to clothes. If you’re looking to decorate your home on a budget the streets of Mumbai have quite a lot to offer. All you need are your bargaining skills and knowing where to look. Below are the places where interior designers in Mumbai can go for budget shopping.   Chor Bazaar Image credit: aneklog Chor Bazaar with its offerings of furniture, vintage wall art, sculptures and knick knacks is paradise for interior designers in Mumbai and home decorators. A lot of the furniture is a reproduction but…
  • Architectural Icons in Mumbai – Part III

    Shruti Verma
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    A continuation of our three part series on architectural must sees in Mumbai. Read Part I and Part II by clicking on the links.    Queens Necklace Queens Necklace, Marine Drive, Mumbai Image courtesy: delhidiariesblog The Queen’s necklace is a 4.3 km boulevard also known as Marine Drive. The road itself boasts of not much in terms of architecture but is flanked on one side by fine examples of Art deco structures and a promenade on the other side. The term queen’s necklace is said to have been coined by Indian author R B Karkera in the 1930s in his book…
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  • Bring Chinoiserie Style to Your Home

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Want to add a touch of global sophistication to your home? Then Chinoiserie may be just the decor style for you! Chinoiserie is French for Chinese-esque and is a European interpretation on traditional Asian design.  If you're new to this decorating style, these Chinoiserie interiors will give you a great introduction to this chic, yet exotic style of decor.  Image via House & Garden UK
  • Let's Go on a Picnic!

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:11 am
    Today I've teamed up with to bring you my colorful shopping list for my upcoming picnic excursion. There are so many great finds here for your next summer fête! One of ShopAtHome's many retailers is one of my favorites, World Market! Check out how much money I'm saving on my colorful picnic finds through ShopAtHome's coupon codes and cash back program!  As a bonus, ShopAtHome even
  • Decorating with Silver Tones

    24 Jun 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Hi everyone! I'm Adriana from Daily Dose of Design.  I live in New York and blog all things fashion, interior design, DIY, and lifestyle.  For the past couple of months (more than I would like to admit) I've been doing a bedroom makeover! For this makeover I decided I wanted silver decor and accents instead of gold, which can be more typical to decorate with.  I thought silver would go together
  • Unique & Stylish Kitchen Finds

    22 Jun 2015 | 1:25 am
    The kitchen is the heart of the home and a place for creation and inspiration! So, if you’re feeling low on inspiration in the kitchen, you may just need to jazz-up your kitchen accessories to get excited again. These stylish kitchens are sure are sure to delight (and inspire)!    When your kitchen is well-organized, bright and full of style, you’re sure
  • A Recipe for Watermelon Limeade

    17 Jun 2015 | 9:44 am
    Brooke of Be Fed Again is back this week with another great recipe for us!  Just in time for Summer, it's a simple recipe for Watermelon Limeade.  Perfect for a backyard barbecue with the family!  Stop by the twitter or facebook page and let us know if you try this recipe out.  Enjoy! WATERMELON LIMEADE Ingredients: 7 cups watermelon cut into
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  • Are You Mobile Ready? 7 Reasons Singapore Businesses Should Be. Pun intended.

    23 Jun 2015 | 12:17 am
    In mobile-first markets such as Singapore, it would do well for local businesses to optimise their websites for mobile. However, a vast majority of businesses have yet to improve their web pages for reasons unknown. For brands who are still on the fence about designing a mobile ready website, here are the top five reasons why you should.1. Mobile-Friendly Sites Benefit Local BusinessesWith the increasing number of people going mobile, it should come as no surprise that majority of these users utilise their smartphones to find information on local businesses.  If you have a local store, any…
  • aros: “Jln Angin Lau” House Project in Singapore

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:58 pm
    aros: “Jln Angin Lau” House Project in Singapore
  • How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:56 pm
    How to Get Rid of Bad Breath
  • City of Port Coquitlam moves to cloud-based ERP

    17 Jun 2015 | 1:42 am
    The first Canadian municipality to host data in the cloud now makes a significant change in the public sector through Unit4′s ERP system. Read through the game changing  strategy employed by the Greater Vancouver City to use this technology without sacrificing functionality.
  • Corporate Gifts in Singapore By Global Asia Printings

    28 May 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Corporate Gifts in Singapore By Global Asia Printings: Corporate gifts are not just seasonal gifts. They are flexible enough to be given to anyone in any occasion or even just a symbol of appreciation. 
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  • Home Remodeling Projects You’ll Have to See to Believe

    Erin Davis
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    We would like to show you some of our recent remodeling projects, including a gorgeous 1920’s Arts and Crafts home, as well as a mid-century kitchen and an industrial chic basement. But we’re not just going to show you the finished product, we’re going to look at how things were before the remodeling work began. […]
  • How to Feng Shui Your Home

    Erin Davis
    28 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    Feng shui (“fung shway”) is the ancient Chinese art of arranging your home so environmental elements are balanced, which will supposedly bring you good luck. (It’s Chinese for “wind water.”) Some are dismissive of it. Advice like, “To attract more money, keep the stove clean” doesn’t help, either. But others take feng shui very seriously. […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Retro Modern Vintage Decor: Designer Furniture by Arne Jacobsen

    Danny Sattar
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    Vintage Retro Modern Décor: Overview Retro modern vintage décor means different things to different people. There are the people who collect Mid Century Modern retro décor from the 1950s through the 1970s and there are others who are not interested in the vintage of their retro modern décor. These people want to have the streamline and atomic appearance of the Mid Century décor pieces without the vintage and the hunt. The mid century modern designers, who had such an influence on the design and style of that era, were concerned about style and design. In addition, they were very…
  • 30 Ways The Barcelona Chair can Change Your Home

    Danny Sattar
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Thinking about buying the Barcelona Chair but not sure how it'll look inside your home? The Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe is the original mid century modern furniture classic. Designed in 1929 for the German pavillion in Barcelona, Spain, this beautiful and timeless beauty can completely revamp your decor with its eternal design. If you're still on the fence about getting one for your home, perhaps the images below will inspire you. Enjoy!
  • Choosing Accent Chairs For Your Guest Room

    Danny Sattar
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Redecorating a room can transform it from bland to amazing just by adding a few touches, changing a color scheme or introducing a new fabric or design to the room. Guest rooms should be inviting and comfortable for your visitors. There is no need to redecorate an entire room for your guest. Instead, bringing in a few changes, such as an accent chair, can give the room an entirely different look and feel. Tips on How to Choose Accent Chairs for a Guest Room When choosing guest room accent chairs, you want them to fit into the theme that is already placed in the room. Accent chairs come in all…
  • Selecting Furniture for Your Modern Home

    Danny Sattar
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:51 pm
    When designing your modern style home, you may wonder how to go about selecting furniture to go with it. Be careful that you don't confuse modern with contemporary furniture. Understanding the spirit of the society during a particular style's period is important when it comes to designing with that particular style. In this article, I would like to take a look at the characteristics of both Modern and Mid-Century Modern furniture. A new age began after World War I, when the rise of industry and technology brought about radical changes in society that were reflected in modern design. People…
  • Mid Century Modern design

    Danny Sattar
    28 Dec 2014 | 5:20 am
    The Mid Century Modern period is marked by its affection for simple, clean lines, neutral colors, and minimalist characteristics. The designers of the Mid Century Modern period took great pride in designing homes and the contents in a home with an eye away from tradition and a vision of the future. George Nelson, Eero Saarinen, Edward Wormley, Charles & Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia and Jens Risom are some of the designers of that period. Today any one of their furniture items can sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Modernism is another term associated with Mid Century Modern and…
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  • Croquet anyone? A true all-rounder!

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    [CROQUET] Croquet anyone? A true all-rounder! Inviting people round for some sporting fun? Tennis, swimming perhaps, crazy golf or even a game of good old fashioned croquet? There are so many benefits to taking time out of busy schedules to spend it with family member and friends in a little gentle, or rumbustious, physical pursuit. […]
  • What would be possible if you let your imagination take flight?

    24 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    [WINGS] What would be possible if you let your imagination take flight? Summer heralds many changes; plants blossoms, the chrysalis emerges into a butterfly and takes wing. We humans take wing too, we fly off (or drive or sail or hike) on holiday. Our imaginations take flight with brighter nights in the northern hemisphere – […]
  • Most people find it hard to be patient? Do you?

    17 Jun 2015 | 2:56 am
    [GROWER] Most people find it hard to be patient? Do you? To be patient seems even harder nowadays with our hi-speed 24/7 society and seeming need for ‘instant everything’. It doesn’t come easily to most of us and all too often we have to learn to grow and cultivate patience. In today’s world of constant […]
  • Dance then, wherever ye may be …

    10 Jun 2015 | 2:45 am
    [DISCO] Dance then, wherever ye may be … Time to look forward to a summer holiday? Thinking of how to get in shape? What’s your vacation passion – relaxing by the pool, an activity holiday, the city lights, clubbing, eating out, theatre, recharging the batteries, or learning something new? Are you already thinking of how […]
  • Where did you get that hat?

    3 Jun 2015 | 2:53 am
    [HAT] Where did you get that hat? From Modelight of course – UK’s dynamic designer lighting company where we are passionate about quality, individuality, creativity, fun, and distinctive designs; all the things you’d probably expect from a good milliner or hatter. Since the early 1800s hats have been great style statements for all purposes, coming […]
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  • The All-New Lexus Hoverboard

    Eric Pangburn
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Photo Credit: Lexus The All-New Lexus Hoverboard On Tuesday, Lexus unveiled a video about something that had only been a mere idea in the thoughts of many: a fully working hoverboard. The short video doesn’t show anybody riding this board (named SLIDE), but instead we are shown a few seconds of it floating in mid-air. It may seem a bit farfetched, but for any doubt on Lexus’s claims, they have released a promotional website stating that they have, “created a real, rideable hoverboard.” However, that is where the information ends as far as Lexus is concerned. Similar to…
  • The New Honda CB Series – For Your Butt

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:13 pm
        Honda’s new CB series motorcycles could change your butt forever. Or that’s what their new ad campaign would have you believe. Most butts live pretty predictable existences. We drag them out of bed in the morning, drive them to work, seat them at a desk all day, and plop them down in front of the TV at night. But how would you like to change the life of your butt forever, all the while making it more attractive to the opposite sex? It might seem like the easy way out, but a Honda CB motorcycle is just what the doctor ordered. And you won’t even have to drag your butt to…
  • The Ultimate Summer Road Trip Checklist

    Eric Pangburn
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Most important items to bring with you on a road trip.  We are sharing #TheIndisposables in our life as part of a Schick® Xtreme3® sponsored series for Socialstars.     There is something about the idea of a road trip that appeals to everyone. Even the most cloistered and most air-conditioned pasty-faced nerd dreams of chucking all responsibilities out the window, hitting the gas, and just high-tailing it to the Great Unknown. Before you do so however, you should make sure to pack some essentials for your road trip.   Summer Road Trip Essentials:   First-aid kit | Best…
  • Best Man Cave Ideas – Part 4

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
      Dude Living presents part 4 of our best man cave ideas series. Take a look at and let us know which man cave idea you deem worthy of your time and money. Let’s jump in Modern Rustic Man Cave   Photo Credit: Heaven Studios   Have a yearning for the simplicity and tranquility of yesteryears? A rustic man-cave is just the thing to take you back to the glorious past! An afternoon at the flea market or a secondhand shop should give you enough accessories and decorations for that ‘country-chic’ look, and comfortable wooden furniture and some quilt rugs should take care of…
  • The Samsung “See-Through” Truck

    Eric Pangburn
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Samsung creates Trucks that you can see through     Source: Samsung Anybody who has driven on a two-lane road knows the struggle of getting stuck behind a semi, wanting to pass it, but never knowing if it’s safe to. Aware of this, Samsung has developed a solution after all these years: a see-through truck.   This new “safety truck” has a camera stationed on its grill, while four large screens that sit on the back of the truck, display the captured image. This allows anybody behind the truck to see what the driver sees, thus being able to determine whether…
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  • Ready for our bath transformation?

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    When we bought our new place it was clear we had two big projects on our hands. Our white, box-like kitchen and the master bath. It was a sad, dark space with a single sink, no counter space, and a shower that screamed YMCA circa 1982. Not quite the bright, warm, organic room we hoped for with a double-vanity and tons of storage. And, the weirdest thing? It's not a small room, so with a little creativity, you could take this 10'x8' space and make it really work. Which is exactly what we did.I wanted that same classic meets modern look we had in the kitchen, so we used…
  • Week...? The kitchen is finally done!

    28 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Hallelujah! The kitchen is done (and we love it). Are you ready for the pictures?First, a quick recap. The kitchen was an ode to 80s white from the walls to the appliances and everything in between. Not to mention, it was closed off from the living and dining room, which was a lovely shade of tan with brown oak floors. We wanted an open concept space with serious sophistication. We decided on a classic black and white color palette to marry with the traditional elements of the house, but we put a modern spin on how and where we used the colors. Mix in beautiful brass fixtures, a…
  • Weeks four & five: the end is near

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    Hi, everyone! I'm happy to report that we're almost at the end of the kitchen reno. Ready for some pictures?Here's where we started in February: A perfect blank canvas just waiting for a sledgehammer. Down comes the wall. A fitting end to that weird little passthrough. The new wall shape is elegantly outlined in spray paint :) In the kitchen is my partner in crime, Josef, the project manager.  Demolition is the quick part. The team ripped out the kitchen in less than two days.  Even in this rough state, the space felt so much better without wall. With the walls repaired and the…
  • Week three: from cabinets to countertops

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Hi guys, it's been so much fun walking you through our awesomely 80s kitchen reno. My last post was all about how we came up with the concept for the new house. And that's pretty fun, but what I really love? All the details and materials that make the idea come alive. Ready for the lowdown? We drew inspiration for the concept from two sources. First, our love of modern design coupled with the classic design elements of our new house. Second, a color palette that bridged the divide between dramatic statement and warm, homey retreat. We loved the idea of mixing white walls and black…
  • Week two: coming up with reno concept

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    When we left off last week, Shawn and I had taken the plunge on a townhouse that had everything but style.  One of the biggest issues was the white on white on white kitchen that was closed off from the rest of the first floor. We are in the midst of a renovation to create a warm, sophisticated kitchen that’s just plain fun to look at and an overall sprucing of the whole place. Here’s how we came up with the concept.We started by looking at the existing design elements. We’ve got classic crown moulding and high baseboards with walnut-stained oak floors throughout the house. …
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  • Stylish Manhattan Coworking Space NYC: The Fueled Collective

    Nanine Clement
    20 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    Fueled, the award winning mobile app development and design agency, is located in the legendary Prince building in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo district. Their headquarters, also known as the Fueled Collective, is a co-working space that houses over 30 startups. The Collective offers a massive, open floor plan with nine conference rooms accessible to […]
  • Popular Painting Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets

    Nanine Clement
    13 Jun 2015 | 12:08 am
    Painted kitchen cabinets become popular again. Adapting from retro hues and approaching the modern fashion, painting cabinet back with new look and new application. Beige, cream, brown and more wide color palettes are making vintage cool again. Purple and violet are become new pink. This words show that purple and violet become new trend of […]
  • Integrate Fashion Into Your Interiors

    Nanine Clement
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:34 am
    You might assume that trends in interior design are all about passing fashions such as revolutionary new sofas and chairs that have with big flashy launches and that draw all the publicity. There’s actually rather more to it than that, and understanding the finer nuances of fashion trends will help you integrate current design initiatives […]
  • Nursery Furniture : Choosing Baby Crib and Change Table

    Nanine Clement
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:48 am
    Are you new parents of a new born baby and feel confused on choosing the right baby crib and change table for them? If yes, so you are on the right place to get the suitable decoration for your baby room. A nursery should be completed with functional furniture for our baby so that choosing […]
  • Strong and Durable Stainless Steel Kitchen Design

    Nanine Clement
    2 Jun 2015 | 5:18 am
    Stainless steel is well known as strong and durable metal which is very versatile in design industry. You can go industrial look and sleek modern with it. Many bistro kitchen use this material on their counters. This is because of the ability to reflect the light, its handy and stylish bright to shine the culinary. […]
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  • Blogging Advice: 5 Tips to Relief Computer Eye Strain

    14 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    On average I spend at least 10 hours in front of a computer screen every day. With many of us using computers and mobile devices in and outside of work, for instance, right now when blogging, eye strain has become a major problem within our society. When I was reading up on this I came across several health problems, many of which I’ve experienced in the past after long hours in front of a screen. These can vary from physical fatigue, eye discomfort, headaches, sore / tired / itchy eyes, blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light to a lack of productivity. So, I thought…
  • My 10 Favourites Rugs By Urban Outfitters

    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

    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

    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

    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 quite a bit more than…
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  • 50 Awesome DIY Wall Shelves For Your Home

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Often times the appearance of your home depends upon the arrangement and placement of your things. Most of the time people concentrate on the décor of their homes, but forget that arranging stuff you own in a certain manner also matter that much. You may have the most expensive or elegant of the décor items [...] The post 50 Awesome DIY Wall Shelves For Your Home appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Stunning Sunroom Design Ideas

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:15 pm
    With the long winters finally over you would definitely be craving the sun and what better way to invite the sun into your home than through the sunroom. These rooms are generally an extension of the main house, connected by a door. However, you could also have one of your rooms converted into a sunroom [...] The post 50 Stunning Sunroom Design Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 45 Creative Headboard Design Ideas For Kids Room

    16 Jun 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Headboards are probably the most important and probably the focal point of any bedroom. It is especially so with the kids bedrooms. You most certainly will be decorating your kid’s bedroom in the most creative and attractive ways. Moreover the design ideas and décor will be chosen according to the liking of your kids. A [...] The post 45 Creative Headboard Design Ideas For Kids Room appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 20 Home Decor Ideas To Decorate With Pastels

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Pastel décor is soothing as well as pleasing to the eye. The one thing why most people desire pastel décor ideas is because you can never go wrong while decorating with these relaxing color schemes. To create a restful and comforting atmosphere in your homes try decorating with the following home decor ideas. 1. Shabby [...] The post 20 Home Decor Ideas To Decorate With Pastels appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Purple Bedroom Ideas For Teenage Girls

    2 Jun 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Bedroom designs are often difficult to carry out, especially if it is for a teenage girl. There are a lot of things you need to consider, things that would make your girl’s room a personal heaven for her. The main thing you need to consider while designing a teenage girl’s bedroom is the color scheme [...] The post 50 Purple Bedroom Ideas For Teenage Girls appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
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  • Think Outside the Vase This Birthday

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:04 am
    We like to think outside the vase from time to time, so here are 10 ideas for bringing blooms to your blowout, without the vase. The post Think Outside the Vase This Birthday appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • The 10 Best Botanical Gardens in Oregon

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    Oregon also has so many fantastic botanical gardens, that we created a list, in no particular order, of the top 10. The post The 10 Best Botanical Gardens in Oregon appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Sweet Blooms: Bouquets Meet Birthday Cakes

    15 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    We’ve partnered with Food Network Cupcake Wars champ, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. to help us design some crazy cool birthday cakes, inspired by some of our brightest birthday bouquets. The post Sweet Blooms: Bouquets Meet Birthday Cakes appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • History and Meaning of Sunflowers

    10 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    No flower can lift spirits quite like sunflowers can. Bright and cheery, bold yet comfortable, the sunflower is a warm and caring gift. The post History and Meaning of Sunflowers appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Stylin’ for Summer: Outdoor Garden Style Tips

    8 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    These style tips will transform your outdoor garden into the perfect place to spend the warm summer days and nights. The post Stylin’ for Summer: Outdoor Garden Style Tips appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
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  • Portrait Treasures from Another Time

    Boogie's Boutique
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Image Source: Pinterest | Anne Darken As you walk into an estate sale, garage sale or flea market, you see their ancestral eyes following your every move.  For some patrons, they see these vintage portraits as hideous faces staring directly at them as they leisurely survey the vintage goods. When I see these old paintings, I see lovely details and works of art that can become a part of a new story in my home.  I love their powerful appeal and how these stately beauties spread their loveliness into a space. Portraits can add instant warmth and character to your home’s décor.  With…
  • The Bust | A Nod to Classical Style

    Boogie's Boutique
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The bust is a distinctive classic element that can fit into any décor and will help your room achieve the look of timeless home design. Although a small decorative object, busts have the power to hold a room. Busts can add romance and elegance to your home’s décor and can bring interest to an otherwise boring vignette. They are perfect as the center of a beautiful dining table, can lend a dignified air on a side table or on a pedestal; or can be the perfect ornamentation to adorn the top of a bookcase. Every room can look better with a beautiful, striking bust! Image Source:…
  • Live Like a Lyon

    Boogie's Boutique
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Empire is an American television series that centers around a music & entertainment company, Empire Entertainment; and the drama among the family members as they fight for control of the company. Season 1 was a hit with huge ratings and plots filled with some serious drama. Image Source: Marc Hom | Entertainment Weekly The luxury backdrop of the show was fierce and the huge mansion of the fictitious music mogul (Lucious Lyon) is no exception in its display of this exquisite home that was used as part of the show’s set design. This Estate was recently put on the market, so let’s take…
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    Frame 4 Design

  • 10 Unique Picture Frame Ideas For Decorating Your Home

    16 Jun 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Picture Frame Ideas | Fill Up Those Blank Walls At Any Budget Do you have some blank walls you would love to fill up with picture frames but you don’t have any expensive artwork to frame? Like the idea of using picture frames to decorate your home but don’t know what to frame? Need some wall decor inspiration? Well luckily I have compiled a list of different picture frame ideas to give you some inspiration and hopefully some direction in your wall decorating project. 1. Nature Prints If you love nature, here are a couple picture frame ideas to create beautiful and serene wall art:…
  • 10 Ways To Enhance Your Living Room Decor With Picture Frames

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Whether you want to revamp your living room decor or your decorating for the first time, picture frames are an essential component in a home’s interior design. So if your wondering how to incorporate picture frames into your interior design project, here are 10 unique ways to make it happen. Get inspired, tap into that creativity and start designing your ideal living room decor 1. On your Fireplace Lay your picture frames on top of your fireplace. This is a simple, yet effective technique, for those of you who have fireplaces. Source: 47 Park Avenue 2. Hanging Shelves Oh how I love…
  • The Simple Answer to Decorating your Bedroom Walls

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

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

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

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
    Are you dreaming of summer? Us too! The Great British weather is, of course, notoriously disappointing, though, which means that it’s imperative we make the most of every last drop of sunshine. Here are some of my favourite ideas on fun ways to spend sunny days. From food to games, and backyard ideas to trips out, these really are essential. What’s more, these ideas don’t have to cost lots of cash, so you won’t end up with an empty wallet. Bring on the summer! 1. Have a picnic Image credit: Michell Zappa There’s something about a picnic hamper that just screams ‘summer’. Head to…
  • 11 Ways to Modernise a Traditional Room

    24 Jun 2015 | 3:06 am
    Feel like updating your lounge or dining room, but just don’t know where to start? If your space is decorated in a traditional style, then overhauling it to meet modern trends may seem like a mammoth task. But all it may take is a few changes to bring your space up to date! Here are a few of my favourite tips for adding a modern look to a traditional room. 1. Use a modern frame with vintage art, or vice versa Image Credit: Sarah Haley When adding a touch of modernity to a traditional room, it’s important that you don’t go overboard if you want to retain the overall traditional feel of…
  • 15 Creative Nightstand Ideas

    19 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    Are you looking for a new bedside table? What would you say if I told you that you may already have everything you need to create an unusual nightstand? (Feature Image by: Caitlin @ The Merry Thought) These fabulous, quirky ideas for nightstands use items that you might not expect, ranging from drums to tree trunks and even stoves. Read on and get inspired – you might just have something already lurking in your shed that can be given a new lease of life!   1. Dining chair Image credit: Kombinat Warszawa A simple dining chair, like this one, will work brilliantly as a nightstand – I…
  • Which Sofa Best Suits Your Personality & Lifestyle?

    8 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Are you on the lookout for a new sofa? What’s that you say, you’re just going to buy the cheapest one you can find? Stop! Forgive me for being dramatic, but the sofa you choose has the power to greatly influence your life. It’s not quite One Ring to Rule Them All, but it’s pretty close. After all, every day when you arrive home from work, your sofa is there to offer a comfortable rest. When your friends come over to visit, it’s the sofa where you’ll sit and chat. And it’s there where you and your partner (or pet) will snuggle up on an evening. With that in mind, it’s pretty…
  • 6 Tips to Help You Enjoy Your Home More

    29 May 2015 | 3:34 am
    When was the last time you spent a lovely evening at home? If you feel like you’re conjuring up a dim and distant memory – or worse, you simply can’t remember the last time – then you may benefit from changing things up a bit. But if you’re already strapped for time, then you may be reluctant to adopt new habits which will take up too much of the little time you do have. That’s why we rounded up these simple ideas to help you to improve the time you spend at home. These tips are simple to achieve, but can create a real and lasting impact. Sometimes all you need to do is change one…
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    Blog - Tammy Randall Wood, ASID - Interior Design Calabasas | Malibu | Encino

  • From "La Palais de Poulet" to "Castillo de Pollo"

    Tammy Randall Wood
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    I’m not sure when exactly the bug bit me to want to raise chickens in my backyard, but it’s something I remember wanting to do since I was a child. I suppose something about the sound of clucking chickens and fresh eggs played into a storybook garden fantasy of mine.  Reaching under a hen and pulling out an egg was tantamount to playing with puppies in my little girl head – weird, I know! I grew up on a ranch out in Newhall, California, where a constant stream of directors, actors and stuntmen would visit my Dad (a venerated stuntman/second unit director) when he was in preparation…
  • 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.
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    The France & Søn blog

  • Bringing the Classic Art of Needlepoint Into the 21st Century

    Mary Rockcastle
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    If there’s one thing I consider myself close to an expert on, it’s subversive embroidery art. Now, as I prep to move out into my first apartment all by myself, I find myself wondering how I can incorporate my love of sassy sayings stitched onto fabric in my new domain. Maybe you’ve never laid eyes on a bold and brassy embroidered art piece. If that’s so, let me introduce you to your new favorite thing.  The art of needlepoint is a tale as old as time: people, mainly women, have been cross-stitching samplers since the 5th century BC. A craft that originated in China evolved into a…
  • Netflix, My New Religion

    Alex Pinto
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:05 pm
    There is a lot that one person can say about the online movie and TV streaming network known as Netflix, but the one word that comes to my mind about it is “God” or Allah, Jesus, Vishnu, Buddha, etc. Whatever your religious affiliation may be and whatever God you may or may not worship; Netflix is like my own personal baby Jesus. Girl Clock – Hush,Bard Sofa Netflix, much like baby Jesus, helps me more than he helps you. How you ask? He lets me stay home in my own bedroom in peace to worship without interacting with the other people in my home. Who needs social interaction…
  • The Art of Rasterbator: Halftone Wall Art

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:19 am
    Do you have a huge empty wall that you don’t know what to do with? Maybe you have an amazing collection of photography and art that isn’t getting any use? We’re always looking for fun ways to decorate our wall space, whether it’s with tiles, clocks, or paintings, but here is one way to completely customize your own wall space from home in an easy and affordable way.  Rasterbator is a website that allows you to upload photos directly from your computer, and transforms them into cool halftone posters of any size. Each poster will be made up of individual…
  • The Petee’s Pie Company Experience

    Monique Henry
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Pie beats cake. That’s right, I said it. As a person who has baked cupcakes professionally and has seen the New York cupcake craze wax and wane, I can now happily say that pie is now getting its rightful place in the sun. And, it’s about darn time! Flaky crusts, crunchy cookie crumb crusts, luscious fruit, creamy puddings and custard fillings – I love them all. Now, if I’m not eating my own pies (I make a mean Ginger Key Lime), I love going to Four and Twenty Blackbirds over in Gowanus. It’s not too far away from my job and their wares are pretty incredible, but aside from…
  • A Father’s Day Gift Guide For the No Nonsense Dad

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Father’s Day is approaching very quickly, and it’s a time of year that I know I absolutely dread. Not because I don’t love my dad, but because he is THE most difficult person to shop for. If your father is anything like mine, he is one of those people that gets himself everything he needs and never wants for anything. He almost always insists that you not buy him anything he won’t need. There are lots of parents like this. Luxury items collect dust, gift cards get re-gifted, and fancy gadgets cause confusion instead of excitement. So what do you get the man that…
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    The Diva's Home

  • Uncover These 5 Hidden Office Color Secrets That Will Transform Your Business

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    Whether you follow Feng Shui principles or not, color has a way of affecting our senses and emotions like nothing else. It’s one of the reasons that so many people ask for help when choosing color for their home. Why not take the same care when choosing color for the walls of your office? It affects you whether you are at home or at work and if you work from home, even better. You can choose that wall color that best suits you and transform your business with these tips. First, before you even think about painting your walls, you need to clean your office. Get rid of the clutter. File…
  • Four Places To Get Deals On Outdoor Furniture (#4 Might Surprise You)

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:09 pm
    So it’s summer. The kids are home and if you’re like me, so is your husband. (Feeling sorry for me yet?) If you’re looking for a good summer activity, why not clean up and design your outdoor space? Kids are really good helpers and they will be able to tell everyone that visits that they helped. I even take mine on installation days for my design projects. Best workers I’ve ever hired. Once your space is ready, you will need something to sit on and if you don’t already have a set of furniture, here are a few places where you can score good deals: 1. Garage and…
  • The Diva’s Home and Etsy

    15 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Happy Monday! Today I am announcing my new shop on Etsy. It has been a couple of months of hard work (sometimes gross work) to get my shop up and running, but I am proud of my effort and I hope you like it too. I will be placing a badge on my website, and hope fully the one here will work too. O Do me a favor and take a look! Victorian Style Bubble Glass Picture Frame from Italy. The most popular item in my shop right now! Everything listed on Etsy is either handmade or vintage so there are no brand new items there. But I search for nice things to share with you and…
  • How to Update Your Home Accessories For Summer

    8 Jun 2015 | 3:07 pm
    I didn’t picture it, but the chevron pattern is EVERYWHERE! I happen to love it, but I am tired of seeing it. Chevron is wonderful if used in the right circumstance. It is a very popular pattern in Feng Shui when you are activating the Fire element area in your home or business. The zig-zag triangular shape evokes the flames and adds even more energy in the South. This can be a good or bad thing depending on your particular situation. I have been seeing more and more of this pattern online in the DIY blogs and I have seen it in abundance on HGTV. (Don’t get me started on that!)…
  • Patriotic Inspired Interior Design

    1 Jun 2015 | 10:44 am
    Last Monday, I was inspired to create a sunroom vignette based on the patriotic image I posted. Many times, we forget how many we have lost fighting for our freedom, and I just wanted to show how you could take that feeling from an image and translate it into interior design for your home. If you have a small room in your home, or a closed in porch or sunroom that you aren’t sure what to do with, try decorating with our flag in mind. The navy and white polka dot loveseat can stand in for the stars on the flag. And the red throw for the stripes. Who says you have to be literal? Want…
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  • Wolveridge Architects / The Bent Wedge

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    Located in Victoria, Australia and completed in 2010. This apartment was designed by Wolveridge Architects  and shortlisted in Australian Interior Design Awards 2011 Residential Design. Wolveridge Architects “A customised 3 bedroom apartment overlooking Melbourne’s art gallery and precinct.” Photography by Derek Swalwell
  • Natural Balance Home Builders / Belmont Residence

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    Located in Vancouver, Canada. This contemporary three-storey private residence was designed by Natural Balance Home Builders. Natural Balance Home Builders “Perched high above Spanish Banks with expansive ocean and mountain views from all levels, this meticulously designed home enhances the homeowner’s experience at every turn. Designed with a diamond shaped roof to compliment the uniquely shaped lot, this home is truly a work of art.”
  • Welcome Studio / Wood & Stone Vol 2

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Located in Moscow, Russia. This 50 square meter bachelor apartment was designed by Welcome Studio. “as well as a new order from a young bachelor with a wish to make the design of their one-room apartment in a similar style. Total space will be divided into four functional areas, highlighting the bedroom in a separate block. In finishing we used simple colors and textures: a win-win combination of black and white colors with the addition of wood. On the area of ​​50 sqm, we were able to fit everything you need for the life of a young and active person. The living room got pretty big…
  • Dresner Design / Cedar House

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Located in Chicago, United Stated. This amazing residence was designed by Scoot Dresner from Dresner Design. Scott Dresner of Dresner Design in Chicago raised the ceiling height in this kitchen and lightened and brightened the finishes to give the illusion of more space and openness. He chose elements that would best complement the existing architecture, including a Calacatta Gold marble kitchen island. Awards 2015 K+BB Kitchen of The Year Design Awards Photos courtesy of Dresner Design.
  • Stanton Architecture / 960 Harrison Street

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    Located in San Francisco. This building was designed by Stanton Architecture. Stanton Architecture “960 Harrison Street is a five story building located in San Francisco’s South of Market district. It is constructed from four levels of wood-framed construction over a first level of concrete and steel. The building sits on a 25 foot wide by 80 foot long urban lot with adjacent properties on three sides.  Each unit includes a large open-concept living/kitchen area with floor-to-ceiling bay windows overlooking the city. The kitchen contrasts light colored quartz countertops and tile…
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  • The Simple Water Jug: 2 Ways

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    Right now I am so into these simple glass jugs with the cork top.  I love their simple design and shape as well as the natural element of the cork!  I am probably more obsessed with these because they only cost $4 from Ikea, but they look like they are much more when I have them out around the house.  So today I am using them at home, in two simple and different ways. Both are perfect because they are easy decor options to add simple pops of color for summer. v STYLE 1: NATURALLY FLAVOURED WATER  There are so many benefits to drinking naturally infused water.  I personally love adding…
  • Travel Tips: Packing With A Color Palette In Mind

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
    It is just about that time of year when my travel schedule is about to go bananas.  I have several weddings, city trips and beach holidays on the horizon and with that I need to start packing in the smartest way possible.  One simple tip that I like to use when packing is to keep a specific color palette in mind.   I try to focus in on a certain shade or theme so I can coordinate as best I can.  This allows me to pack less but also be to mix and match pretty much everything I have brought depending on weather, last minute occasions, sight-seeing, fancy, casual, etc.  Over the next few…
  • Summer Essentials: Sunglasses

    22 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    This season, like every season, I am on the hunt for the perfect pair of sunglasses.  I believe that they are the best accessory to any outfit and one of my favorite pieces to use to finish off my look.  I have a small collection of them at home because I love them so much.  This summer in particular there are such fantastic designs out there spanning from graphic, architectural and retro in nature.  It seems that the large oversized oval shapes are out and smaller, more detailed, statement pieces are whats up! The Italian made Illesteva is one of my favorite go to brands for the great…
  • Neutral Style On A Jewel Toned Street

    17 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    There is nothing easier than neutrals even in the summer.  I am currently so into this black shorts jumpsuit and pairing it with fun accessories like shoes and earrings.  I added a simple jacket here for a work meeting but this could also be perfect just to smarten up your outfit a bit, depending on the occasion. Oh and these shoes are shockingly so comfortable!  I wanted to share this outfit as a perfectly chic & streamlined look for the warmer months. Here I am on one of the brightest and colorful streets in Notting Hill filled with all jewel toned houses.  Even though I walk past…
  • Video: How To Style Your Coffee Table At Home

    17 Jun 2015 | 4:38 am
    In my opinion the coffee table is one of the most important pieces in a room.  Usually all of the furniture is set around the coffee table and many times it acts as a focal point when people are sitting around and talking.  So with that in mind, it is essential for the coffee table to look stylish but also be practical as well!  I am constantly changing mine at home…adding new books, flowers, etc.  Today I am sharing a recent “how-to” video and six important pieces to include when styling your coffee table at home!  I hope this is helpful! v The post Video: How To…
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    Little Piece Of Me

  • 15 Beautiful inspiring garden pond design ideas

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    In the post we present you gallery of 15 beautiful and inspiring garden pond design ideas. To have a little water in the yard is definitely something that will not only look decorative but will change the energy in the environment, and the energy and power of water is enormous. Even if you make the water a little murmurs, it will give the garden vibrancy and make it nicer and more interesting. It is important that the pond along with other parts of the garden forms a harmonious whole. Also, it should be noted that the pond should be located on a sunny and warm place because very few aquatic…
  • World map decor

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    Geographic maps  except its undeniable educational role, can serve as an interesting decorative element in the home. Walls, can be decorated on a number of ways, with paintings, posters or mirror with attractive frame, but if you want something different, decorate walls with geographic maps. Whether it is a vintage view of your favorite city, nautical maps or a map of the world, this kind of decoration make every room  look different and interesting. Look world map decor gallery that we choose for you. Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image source Image…
  • Glass topped coffee tables that will embellish and complement your home

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Coffee table is inevitable piece of furniture in every home. It is usually located in front the couch in the living room or family room, and in addition to basic functions enhances and complements space. The best way to clean the glass table is to use a commercial glass cleaner or a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar in a bucket or spray bottle. After that wipe the table with a clean dry cloth. You can give a shine to the coffee table  with polishing the glass with a piece of newspaper. For your inspiration look gallery of  17 glass topped coffee tables. Image source Image source…
  • Plant wall design ideas

    28 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    Most of us, closed in the city greyness and isolated in buildings, longs for own piece of nature. In small apartments particularly  is difficult to grow indoor plants, and often we suffer from lack of space. But if you have no place at the crowded table or shelf, you always have a wall. Place the plants instead of pictures on the wall, and thus will not only greening the inside of the home, but you’ll enter a glimmer of superior design. For planting in the plant wall, you can use most of the houseplants, but still some types  are more appropriate than others because they are more…
  • Picture wall decor

    27 Jun 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Picture wall decor is the highlight of furnishing each room, creating a exhibition space for your photos and memories that will refresh the walls and personalize your space. The modern interior design doesn’t has strict rules for posting pictures on the wall, but it is necessary to follow three rules: composition, balance and rhythm. Ignore some of them will result inevitably with chaotic, eye uncomfortable, simply art work disappears due to wrong setup. In this post we will present you some tips how to set the image to get a pleasant, harmonious and intriguing exhibition wall. Images…
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  • Interior Design Tips – Raising Sales Count Using Product Arrangement and Shelving

    22 Jun 2015 | 10:45 pm
    When doing Interior Design for a store, having many products in a shop is unavoidable for a successful business. Unfortunately, with more products, the risk of cluttering will also become bigger. So this is where we use shelving to arrange our products. In addition to saving space and enhance store decor, arranging our products in the shelving will also make the products we sell look nicer and more organized, thus raising the chance of people buying our products. Different product need different type of shelving in order to maximize their appearance. This is why so many types of shelves…
  • Interior Design : Easy Way to Create a Unique Display for Your Store

    21 Jun 2015 | 10:31 pm
    It’s already an open secret that everyone will be more attracted to something unique and interesting rather than something they already see everyday. So why not following this trend and make your store design unique? Making a store look interesting is not hard, you only need to focus on one thing: Interior Design of your shop. In this article, we will give you some pointers and examples that can help you to create your own unique design for your store:   Find Some Inspirations to Form Your Own Theme Have you ever been in a shop that really turned you off because the displays were…
  • Visual Merchandising: Create Effective Product Display for Any Type of Store

    18 Jun 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Interior Design is used to attract customer to your store and make them stay around. After that, the problem changed to how we can persuade customer to buy our product. There are 3 key points to make people buy your products. Choosing the right merchandise, give appropriate price and display your goods correctly. These 3 points cannot be separated, because if one of them is missing, then the chance for customers to buy your products drops significantly. Among those 3, shop owners usually spare the least efforts for the third point, displaying the products. This is sad, because this is a very…
  • 10 Interior Design Tips to Create Professional Beauty Salon (Part 2)

    16 Jun 2015 | 10:28 pm
    6. Stay Clean As a Salon, moreover, a beauty salon, it’s very unacceptable to be dirty. No customers will want to go to a dirty beauty salon. This is why, you have to maintain the cleanliness of your salon interior. Hire a few dedicated people that only exclusively take care the cleanliness of your salon. This is very important because there are many beauty salon (usually the small scale ones) that goes bankrupt only because they neglect the cleanliness of their salon. 7. Quality of Salon Equipment Today, when you walk into a modern beauty salon, you will find a wide array of unique…
  • 10 Interior Design Tips to Create Professional Beauty Salon (Part 1)

    15 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    Do you care about your appearance? About what people will think when they look at you? Most of the people who got asked with these questions will say yes. This means our appearance is very important in our daily live. Let’s face it, people who looks good will create a better first impression than people who only look average. There are several ways to improve our appearance. From wearing nice clothes, exercise to shape up our body or getting facial treatment. That’s why Beauty Salon exists to make people look better than their former appearance, so it’s not strange that this…
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  • There and Back Again: Hobbit Home Decor

    Alexa Mendoza
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Frodo was the one to take the ring to Mordor. I’ll be the one who brings Hobbit home decor to the masses. Check out these LOTR inspired home decorating tips! In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. J. R. R. Tolkien  Oh, how you have such a way with words, Tolkien! J. R. R. Tolkien is pretty high up there on my list of favorite authors. Why? The depth of his imagination is amazing…
  • Party Time, Excellent! Celebrating Balloon Decorations

    Hailey Lutich
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    You’ll be over the moon about balloon decorations when you see how much they have to offer! Age three was a big year for me. That was the year I discovered balloons. Everywhere we went I would ask for one to parade around with tied to my wrist. Now, for those of you who don’t have kids but had a childhood, you’ll probably agree that as a tot you thought these round, floating blibs were pretty freaking cool. I tend to associate balloons with celebrations and let’s be honest, we all have something to celebrate. To me, decor is an essential element of any party. I’ve said it a million…
  • Myers Briggs and Home Decor Personality: Sentinel Edition

    Alexa Mendoza
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Friends, this is the last part of our Myers Briggs Personality Types and home decor series. Last but not least, check out the Sentinels’ style preferences! Wow, are we on the fourth (and final) part of this series already? Seems like it went by so fast! (Quick refresher: according to Myers Briggs personality typing, there are 16 personality types, which can be grouped into 4 broad categories - Analysts, Diplomats, Explorers, and Sentinels.) Parts 1, 2, and 3 covered the home decor preferences of the Analysts, Diplomats, and Explorers, respectively. Today, of course, we are…
  • Meal Prep Ideas from a Recovering Fast Food Junkie

    Hailey Lutich
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
    Brown bagging just got a whole lot easier with these meal prep ideas that will make you rethink the time you spend in the kitchen! Speaking bluntly, being an unmarried, young individual allows me to say that cooking for one sucks. Yes, I know that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and yes, I know I’m supposed to take advantage of this time to perfect my cooking skills, but here’s the deal: I hate eating the same thing for a week straight. I don’t know anyone who really enjoys leftovers, but I will state the obvious and say that there is no fun in no variety! The other…
  • Breath-easy Beauty Tips: DIY Holistic Beauty

    Alexa Mendoza
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:41 am
    When work starts piling up, it’s easy to fall into the pit of stress & self-neglect. Here are some DIY holistic beauty tips that’ll make you look & feel fabulous. Friends, let’s face the facts. It’s super easy to get caught up in the ‘busy-ness’ of life, whether it be from work, school, or just life in general. As good as it is to be busy, it’s important to live a balanced life. By balanced, I mean not overly stressed. If you’re reading this and are thinking to yourself (or out loud), “Oh my gosh, I’m so stressed with life. What do I do?” I’ve got an answer for…
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  • Red, White & Blue

    Christy Johnson
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    Break out the Red, White and Blue it’s time to show your colors. With Fourth of July just around the corner you want to show everybody your patriotic spirit with ease, flair and affordability. We love Fourth of July for hot dogs and hamburgers, homemade ice cream, sitting by the pool and of course fireworks. Here are a few easy ideas.Add red, white and blue throw pillows to your Patio Sectional.Boardwalk SectionalThe party is not a party with without food. Bring spirit to the table with some of these. Flag Cake: any sheet cake (we like angel food) with white icing, decorated with…
  • Versatility Has Never Been So Now. Live Outside the Box!

    Christy Johnson
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:48 am
    Multi-functional and versatility are current requirements for today’s varying lifestyles. From single to party of two, then on to “baby makes three” is the popular path in family dynamics. Choosing furniture that adapts as you make lifestyle changes is smart living.TV consoles “done right” can be the most used and reused item in the home. Evidence of this revealed is in a recent review of Walker Edison’s Urban Blend console. Cheap is the New Classy, blogger Dawn McAlexander, reviewed this TV console for her readers and validated our live outside the box philosophy by using this TV…
  • Just Add Furniture

    Christy Johnson
    28 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Summertime and the living is easy! A bench tucked in among the hydrangeas for sneaking a peek at the hummingbirds, a chaise under a big shady tree to read a book, or poolside just out of water-splash reach, this is personal space done right. “Just Add Furniture” that lets you do summertime your way.Deck AreasDeck and patio areas are summer’s stage for family and friends. An adjustable awning is the right touch for all day entertaining. Start the day with filtered sunlight over croissants and coffee. A vine-covered pergola dotted with lights brings out the magic of evening entertaining.
  • Designer in a Box

    Christy Johnson
    8 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    Using a designer to get your look seems conventional instead of “unconventional,” but not when you can get it delivered to your door in our red box. Walker Edison has teamed up with Angelo Surmelis to bring you style to live outside the box.angelo:Home is all about “giving you good stuff not only that you want, but also can actually afford," says Angelo. “The angelo:Home collection of stylish and affordable furniture is committed to quality, value and ease. From the handcrafted details to the no-fuss assembly, to the high-end looks at amazingly affordable prices, angelo:Home has been…
  • A Mother's Day to Remember

    Christy Johnson
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    This year we will celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10th with flowers, candy or maybe dinner out. Why not treat Mom to an event she will never forget. Today, moms of any age are as active and as adventurous as most of their children. So, when you offer an unconventional gift like these, don’t be surprised if she asks why did you take so long to “give outside the box.”Take Your Mother to Ride on a Zip Line- Fly thru the sky like a bird hundreds of feet above the ground. Okay, I know it sound scary but it will be fun. Zip lines are a marvelous way to reconnect with nature from a different…
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