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  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Featured in E-book

    Leovan Design
    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Rustica Hardware in the United States asked me to contribute to their E-book called “The Ultimate Interior Design Guide By Rustica Hardware”.  This interior design style E-book shares tips and ideas for designing and decorating any home or office with any interior design style. Included are eleven different interior design styles. I’m pleased to be featured in the Traditional
  • Country Interior Design Style

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

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    Terry’s Fabrics in the United Kingdom asked to interview me for their Creative Trends series. Creative Trends includes interviews with fabulous creative designers giving their insights on the latest trends within the world of interior design and home décor. I’m pleased to be featured on their “Creative Trends” interview series, sharing my best design trend tips and inspirations
  • Interior Design Trends 2015

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Interior design has a symbiotic relationship with fashion design. Both inspire each other for creative ideas and new inspirations.  In 2015 Interior design and home décor trends will reinvent luxury, creativity, versatility, and eco-friendly spaces. Here is a list of interior design and home décor trends for 2015: Colors which are chosen from outdoor natural surroundings and 
  • Contemporary Interior Design Style


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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Contemporary interior design style makes a space feel comfortable and welcoming without being dark and cluttered. It conveys modernity and style.The form and shape of the furniture used are the most important elements when designing a contemporary space.  The Contemporary style is represented by clean lines, open modern spaces, and accents in bold shades. This style is equally
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  • Out of Africa: Hospitality Trend

    Ali Morris
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    We round up five of our favorite furniture and surfaces designs inspired by the graphic patterns, sculptural forms and hot colors of Africa. Inspired by African wood carvings, the Binta armchairs by Swiss designer Philippe Bestenheider for Moroso are upholstered in a patchwork of wax fabrics traditionally worn by Senegalese women. The hand-painted, solid-beech cabinet by African design studio Dokter and Misses features graphic decoration inspired by Burkina Faso’s mud dwellings. The form of the Dish Coffee Table by Bainbridge Island-based design studio Grain, takes inspiration from…
  • Industrial Park ColorBody Porcelain by Daltile

    Alicita Rodriguez
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Daltile has integrated patent-pending technology into its new slip-resistant Industrial Park ColorBody Porcelain. The company’s new StepWise™ Technology makes this product ideal for heavy commercial applications, including interior ramps. <!—more—?With “a dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) that is among the highest in the market,” Industrial Park provides performance and beauty. Intelligence Underfoot: StepWise™ Patent-Pending Slip-Resistant Technology Industrial Park is available in solid colors with randomly placed colored flakes. Inspired by terrazzo and…
  • Trim Tables: Contract Trend

    Ali Morris
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    All launched this year, these side tables each prove that less is more with simple round tops and thin metal frames.  Designed by Danish-Italian duo GamFratesi, the TS tables were part of a new collection of furniture launched by Danish brand Gubi earlier this year. Available in three heights, the TS tables feature a black lacquered frame topped with a circular marble top in a choice of Bianco Carrara, Nero Marquina, Verde Guatemala or Marrone Emperador. Elisa Strozyk’s metal-framed tables feature round ceramic tops in different liquid glazes, which were mixed together by rotating…
  • At Healthcare Design Conference: Foster Sleeper and Recliner

    Alicita Rodriguez
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Previewing at the Healthcare Design Conference, Foster Sleeper and Recliner by Allseating expand the existing Foster wellness seating line. Allseating continues to focus on “family-driven patient care” by making their healthcare products intuitive and easy to adjust. Healthcare Recliner with Intuitive Features for Patients and Family The Foster Sleeper converts from “Seated” to “Lounge” to “Sleep” positions “with minimal effort by family members.” And Allseating keeps the needs of healthcare facilities in mind as well with its standard wall-saving design. Foster Recliner…
  • B-55, UK, and New Standard Chairs by Uhuru Design

    Alicita Rodriguez
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Uhuru Design, the Brooklyn-based furniture studio that focuses on sustainability, is releasing new chairs, as well as revamped versions of older designs. Their newest collection features the B-55 Rocking Chair, which was originally launched in 2011, now in a new colorway. Other pieces include the UK Chair, originally designed by British designer T.H. Robsjohngivings, and the New Standard Chair from 2009, which is part of the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum. Warcraft Line Uses Reclaimed Teak from Decommissioned Naval Ship Part of the Warcraft line, the B-55 Rocking Chair “takes…
 
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  • Virginia Sin Ceramics + Best of the Web

    Grace Bonney
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last weekend’s Renegade Craft Fair was like a wonderland of beautiful ceramics. If you collect and admire beautiful cups, mugs, planters and vases like I do, this year’s show was heaven. I picked up a few pieces for our home (more on those later) and was most excited to meet some artists and designers in person that I’d never met before. We had the pleasure of being the first blog to write about Virginia Sin‘s plates back in 2008 and I finally got to meet and shake Virginia’s hand in person this year. Her booth, shared with another talented designer, Brooke of…
  • Pear Ginger Champagne from Project Sip

    Grace Bonney
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    I love a recipe that doubles as a homemade gift idea. This bubbly Pear Ginger cocktail from Project Sip includes a delicious flavored simple syrup that you can easily jar and give to friends as a DIY holiday gift. This holiday drink is the fourth installment in a series they’ve shared with us that includes Apple Thyme, Peach Margarita and a Raspberry Gin cocktail recipes. I like a little something bubbly this time of year so this festive cocktail might need to go on my list for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Thanks so much to Jen Gietzen and Kathryn McCrary for sharing this with…
  • 12 Vegan and Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

    Grace Bonney
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    When the holidays roll around, it can be difficult to find ways to make sure everyone at your table has something delicious (and safe) for them to eat. I have a large group of friends that don’t eat meat or animal products of any kind, and my sister-in-law has over 20 food allergies that require serious consideration when cooking. Julia has always been so wonderfully inclusive of our friends’ and family’s food requirements and preferences that it’s made me want to work harder to find delicious things that suit a wide range of diets and make everyone feel welcome at the…
  • Rustic Apple Pie Recipe from Katie Lee

    Grace Bonney
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The very first season of Top Chef holds a special place in my heart. It’s what inspired me to start cooking in earnest and it made me much more aware of all of the hard work that happens behind closed doors to bring food to our tables when we dine out. Season one featured my favorite Top Chef “cheftestant” of all time, Harold Dieterle, and it also introduced me to Katie Lee. A fellow southerner, Katie was born in West Virginia and eventually moved north to New York where she worked in restaurants and became a professional fishmonger. Since her days in the back of the house,…
  • We Want Your Job: Farrow & Ball Head of Creative

    Maxwell Tielman
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Although time travel isn’t possible (so far!), Charlotte Cosby’s job seems like it might be the next best thing. As Head of Creative at Farrow & Ball, the esteemed English paint and wallpapers company, Charlotte has the unique duty of accessing some of history’s most beautiful colors and repurposing them for modern use. Since its establishment in Dorset in 1946, Farrow & Ball has gained a reputation as one of the world’s top purveyors of historically-derived paint colors and patterns, their swatch book the basis for numerous historic home and interior…
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  • Kitchen of the Week: Traditional Kitchen Opens Up for a New Look (9 photos)

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In 2000 Brett and Jill White moved into their Winfield, Illinois, two-level brick home about a year after it was built. They never quite felt at home with the traditional style of the home, located on a scenic site along a golf course. “We’re in the burbs of Chicago, but our style is more the lofts...
  • Houzz Tour: Roughing Up a Fancy Mountain Home (22 photos)

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This opulent mountain home in North Carolina needed a good dressing down. Interior designer Pam McKay quickly learned that her clients were full of fun spirit and had eclectic taste and a great appreciation for local artwork. “They are an awesome couple who are fun and unique. They just wanted to...
  • Houzz Tour: A Cozy Place for Children in a Luxury Space (17 photos)

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Turning this three-bedroom apartment overlooking London’s Hyde Park into a space where a father and his three daughters could relax and spend time together was interior designer Nicky Mudie’s assignment. The apartment, in the Lancasters development, had recently undergone a luxurious...
  • Shop Houzz: Games People Play (73 photos)

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Playing games with family and friends is one of the best parts of holiday celebrations — besides all the great food. Especially at this time of year, we like pulling out classic games that don’t require a joystick or computer monitor. So what’s your game of choice? Whether it’s poker, pai gow,...
  • 7 Things to Know About Foo Dogs (8 photos)

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Foo dog statues, with their striking, often colorful appearance, have become a favorite of decorators in the West — but their history spans thousands of years, tracing back to ancient China. If you’ve ever spied these creatures and found yourself wondering about them, here are seven things to know...
 
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  • Good Design by Lassen

    decor8
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Have you ever played “Spot the ____” when you look at blogs, on Pinterest, or in deco mags? Oh my god, try it sometimes, it’s such a riot! Like try “Beni Ourain Rugs” or “Jonathan Adler pottery”, “Eames chairs” or “Tulip Tables”! Trust me, it’s addictive. One thing you’ll see in almost every Danish home mag, and you can definitely play this game when you flip through one, is “Spot the Kubus 4!”. I swear almost every Danish home has the iconic Kubus 4 candle holder from by Lassen. And now, the matching…
  • Holiday Gifts From Small Labels With Heart

    decor8
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:34 am
    I’m having so much fun working with makers in my decor8 shop! It’s been really easy to manage and a lot of fun to curate. I’ve pulled together a fun Hollyday Shopping collection with a festive happy theme (not your traditional evergreens and reds, so be warned!) if you want to check it out. And below, I have a few of my favorite things in my home that I plan to use and enjoy for this season and beyond like the gorgeous handmade ceramic bottle by Texan ceramicist Keith Kreeger, hand thrown in Austin who happens to be a Martha Stewart American Made Finalist this year. Nice!
  • A Monochromatic Condo In Italy

    decor8
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    Good morning everyone! I met a nice blogger in my recent blogging e-course, Aga from Passion Shake, and she told me about an apartment that she recently styled for her client in Italy so I asked if she wanted to share the space on decor8. I like the bathrooms and overall clean look to it – lots of IKEA stuff since it’s a “show home”, very simple elements, but the condo looks nicely styled and since this is what she does for a living, I thought it would be good to share some work from her portfolio. This is Agata Dimmich, from Poland, working in Italy in her…
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  • The UK’s First Poo-Powered Bus Hits the Streets

    Beverley Mitchell
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The Bio-Bus, the U.K.’s first poo-powered bus, just hit the road and is going into active service for a four-week trial period starting Monday 24 November, 2014. The 40-seater bus runs on gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste that’s unfit for human consumption, and produces fewer emissions than a traditional diesel engine. The bus is being run by the Bath Bus Company, covering the Bath to Bristol Airport service along the A4 motorway. Read the rest of The UK’s First Poo-Powered Bus Hits the Streets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:…
  • Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up in Russia

    Kristine Lofgren
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    It hasn’t been a good year for the land in Russia. Earlier this year a gaping 262-foot wide hole opened up in Siberia and now a gigantic sinkhole has popped up in the Perm region. Unlike the last hole, that still baffles scientists, this hole is the result of a collapsing potash mine which left a chasm right in the middle of an abandoned mining town. At least the town is uninhabited – but a connected mine sits underneath a populated town just a few miles away, and experts fear that it may also collapse in the near future. Read the rest of Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up in Russia…
  • Test Drive Tiny Living in a Wheelhaus Cabin at the Luxurious Fireside Resort in Jackson, WY

    Bridgette Meinhold
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Read the rest of Test Drive Tiny Living in a Wheelhaus Cabin at the Luxurious Fireside Resort in Jackson, WY Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", eco design, eco hotel, eco resort, eco-travel, fireside resort, green architecture, Green Building, jackson, jackson hole, micro home, micro house, small space living, Sustainable Building, sustainable design, The Wedge, tiny home, tiny house, wedge house, wedge micro home, wheel haus, wheelhaus, wyoming
  • D.C.’s Affordable Net-Zero Empowerhouse is Moving to Philadelphia

    Lidija Grozdanic
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Read the rest of D.C.’s Affordable Net-Zero Empowerhouse is Moving to Philadelphia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "solar energy", affordable housing, architecture competition, empowerhouse, energy efficient home, low-cost housing, net zero, net zero home, parsons new school, Solar Decathlon, solar gain, student work
  • 10 Warming Vegan Drinks for Autumn and Winter

    Catherine Winter-Hebert
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Although winter isn’t officially here yet, the biting winds and snowfall are inspiring many of us to order hot lattes, apple cider, and cocoa instead of frozen drinks at our favorite cafes. All over the northern hemisphere, folks are wrapping chilled fingers around warm mugs to sip at the deliciousness therein. Whether you’re aiming to be more budget-friendly or would just rather make your own drinks at home, you can whip up some fabulous, delicious vegan sip-ables with just a few ingredients, a saucepan, and a stove top. Read the rest of 10 Warming Vegan Drinks for Autumn…
 
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  • Historic Church in London Transformed Into Contemporary Home by Gianna Camilotti Interiors

    Lavinia
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Architectural bureau Gianna Camilotti Interiors converted a historic church into a massive contemporary home in London, UK. The architecture team kept the original heritage features of the Victorian-style building with red brick facade. Inside, the residence is distinguished by imposing white walls, arched windows, columns and massive wooden beams. The 236 square meter-house accommodates an open plan living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom and two bedrooms. A cozy backyard with dining area adds up to the excitement of this transformation. As you step inside, you are overwhelmed by the…
  • Why Everyone Needs Mood Enhancing Lighting

    Tara Mastroeni
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Natural light is an essential part of our lives. Image Via: Luis Jauregui Ready or not, winter is coming. While most of us love the beauty of the first snow of the season or the tradition of spending holidays surrounded by family and friends, we don’t relish the idea of waking up in the dark and returning home in much the same state. If you’ve ever wondered why you feel that way, we have the answer. Prolonged exposure to darkness actually has a psychological effect on all of us. Fortunately, there is something you can do to bring summertime into your home all year round. Take a look at…
  • New Home Design in Australia Mirrors Neighboring Architecture

    Ada Teicu
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    When you plan on enjoying a comforting lifestyle alongside your wife, parents and newborns, you want to make the best of your new home design. Alta Architecture and R.Z. Owens Construction were asked to turn a north-facing 705 square meter rectangular lot into a dream home and they did an amazing job considering the tight budget and strict owner’s requests. Their client wanted a spacious home in Melbourne, Australia, one that would incorporate 5 bedrooms, large open spaces both inside and outdoors and northern sunlight to his discretion. Also, he imagined his family living in a…
  • Small 1950’s Building Hiding a Jewel Conversion Within: Le 205 by Atelier Moderno

    Lavinia
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    A designer, his two sons, and their tireless terrier Winston share a small 1950’s building that stands rather unnoticed among its neighbors in the Mile-Ex district in Montreal, Canada. The robust walls of this former workshop, however, hide a jewel conversion within. If the recomposed facade is surprisingly private, its large windows and full-height steel door, slightly recessed, announce the minimalist mastery of the interior plan designed by Atelier Moderno: a wide corridor extends along the north-south axis, adjacent an existing party wall of exposed masonry accentuated by a thin line of…
  • Enchanting Newly Built Edwardian-Style Home in California, USA [Video]

    Lavinia
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    Lindsay Chambers commissioned Palo Alto based architect Andrew Young of Yound and Borlik Architects to design a turn of the 20th century Queen Anne Victorian.  She wanted the new residence to have a dialogue with the 1906 Edwardian Victorian situated nextdoor to the property, as well as to create an ideal historic-feeling home where the new owner would not have to worry about fixing anything. Even though her property is not subject to national historic register guidelines, out of respect for the neighborhood, Lindsay opted to build a home whose exterior architecture could have easily been…
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  • Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New

    allie@dwell.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New Written by  Allie Weiss November 21, 2014From renovations of centuries-old structures to new constructions that respond to local vernacular, these houses in Italy combine history with modern sensibility. View Slideshow This crumbling and abandoned farmhouse in the Italian countryside was carefully restored and modernized, with bright inteiors and a new addition, by a couple upgrading from a tiny apartment. Photo by Helenio Barbetta. View Slideshow
  • Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Jamie Gray of Matter

    allie@dwell.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Jamie Gray of Matter Written by  William Lamb November 20, 2014Jamie Gray, the founder of New York City design shop Matter, shares his favorite items. What is the best design book to give as a gift?My current favorite is I Knew Jim Knew, by Jim Walrod (powerHouse Books, 2014), $13. What’s your go-to host gift?  I generally opt for a bottle or two of wine. What is your everyday bedding?  I seem to have a lot of Matteo in my linen closet at the moment. What’s your favorite brand of towel?  As it happens, that’s also Matteo. Riviera bath…
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Give Globally

    Kelsey Keith
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Give Globally Written by  Kelsey Keith November 20, 2014Even the most airline-mile-hoarding world traveler has to come home sometime, so we've rounded up a bevy of gifts from global artisans to inspire wanderlust every day. View Slideshow Milo & Mitzy Circle/Grid Blanket by Forestry, $218 stevenalan.comThese pure wool throw blankets, made from New Zealand wool, are designed in by a native Aucklander based in the Netherlands with clean modern lines in a traditional material: sturdy, warm, and lightweight. View Slideshow
  • 7 Homes that Make Great Use of Concrete

    allie@dwell.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    7 Homes that Make Great Use of Concrete Written by  Allie Weiss November 20, 2014Often considered cold and minimal, concrete pairs well with natural landscapes and can be a surprisingly inviting interior treatment. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite examples. View Slideshow The concrete exterior of this home, situated on a lava flow in Hawaii, was inspired by the surrounding landscape. “Like the ohia, the gray concrete house would blend into the existing landscape of lava and trees, while splashes of color in the house would mimic the lehua,” says architect…
  • Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from John and Linda Meyers

    allie@dwell.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from John and Linda Meyers Written by  William Lamb November 20, 2014The duo behind web shop Wary Meyers, which features a collection of candles, soaps, and other home wares with a retro twist, share their gifting secrets. What is your go-to host gift? A Wary Meyers soap and a Wary Meyers candle.Soaps, $14 each, and candles, $28.50 each, from Wary Meyers. What is your go-to host gift?  A Wary Meyers soap and a Wary Meyers candle. Soaps, $14 each, and candles, $28.50 each, from Wary Meyers. What is your everyday bedding?  280-thread-count pima cotton…
 
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  • Friday Links

    Katie
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Nendo’s latest umbrella hides a cover in its handle Kickstarter: Baron Shave Kit Frozen bubbles Drone made from fungal material Kickstarter: Cambium: Minimal Dock The tl;dr version of the Bible 360° Laser-Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono Lettermate (via swissmiss) Have an excellent weekend!
  • Yogibo Bean Bag

    Katie
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    If you can get past the fact that this is, in fact, a bean bag, let’s ask this question: Does this or does this not look incredibly comfortable? I know, I know, it’s really hard to get past the video-gaming-soda-drinking sort of perception we have of bean bags, and, let’s be clear, no one is saying you should put this in your living room next to a Wegner Chair (the horror!). However, in a more relaxed sort of area, it could be kind of, well, fun. It’s obvious it would work in a kid’s room, but what about outside on a patio, or in a reading nook? The Yogibo…
  • Spectrix Card Game

    Katie
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    What to do when an uncomfortable lull sets in amongst a friendly/family gathering? Pull out the cards, of course. And, seeing as not everyone knows that complicated card game that everybody else and their aunt plays every Thursday, why not mix it up with a color card game called Spectrix? It’s a play on the card game Rummy, just extremely simplified- it’s based on groups of color matches and sequences. No need to read suits or numbers, so it’s appropriate for all ages. Just build strategic groups of color to play out your hand. Easy, right? Designer: Julien Sharp…
  • Leather Trim Storage Desk

    Katie
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    $699 for a leather, wood, and brass desk? Not too bad of a price, eh? Leather panels across the front surface of this desk lift up to access the drawers below. Brass studs and struts compliment the acacia veneered frame, while plenty of your desktop miscellany will fit into the double-cubbied drawers. There’s even cord cutouts and storage along the back. You’ll be organized and have money to spare. Now, let’s move on to what you can buy with that extra money… Designer: Lime Studio 47.75″W x 24″D x 30″H -Acacia veneer-covered engineered wood -Leather…
  • Bento Bowl

    Katie
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    This Bento Bowl won’t make your life any better if you never bring your lunch to work. However, if you do, then it stands a fighting chance to make your midday break a little more tidy and enjoyable. Styled after the traditional Japanese bento box, this bowl system is layered and stackable to separate your meal and transport it safely. You’ll be delighted when your lunch isn’t smushed or mixed with your other snacks or drinks- unless you like disintegrated chips or crushed fruit all over your sandwich. Maybe you’ll even get creative with a little bento box art, hmm?
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  • Super-Slim Arched House Makes the Most of Narrow Tokyo Plot

    Stephanie
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Built in 2004, the Lucky Drops House by Atelier Tekuto remains one of the most striking examples of the Japanese approach to building on extremely narrow plots of land. In fact, it's one of the slimmest buildings in the world, its razor-sharp profile enhancing the fact that it measures just two feet wide at its narrowest point in the rear. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Thin is In: The Skinny on a Super-Narrow Japanese House Alleyway Abode: 4-Foot-Narrow Live/Work Writer’s Studio Transustainable House: Fresh Shape for the Urban Landscape…
  • Washbasin Turns Into a Suitcase for the Dedicated Traveler

    Delana
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There are people who can travel light, and there are people who have to take everything they own with them when they travel. If you fall into the latter category, the My Bag washbasin from Ceramica Olympia might appeal to your travel sensibilities. The very odd washbasin design got its name from its most noticeable attribute: its portability. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Brilliant Curved Basins and Super Smooth Sink Surfaces Complex Curves: Beautifully Smooth Basin Designs Bathroom Waterfall Wall Sinks Show Off Daily Use & Flow Geometric…
  • Italy’s Tiniest Home is Just Bigger Than a Walk-In Closet

    Delana
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Right in the middle of Rome, just around the corner from St. Peter's Square, sits an unexpected surprise. A 75 square foot home which used to belong to the Abbey of St. Peter in Chains had been left to decompose since the 1930s until architect Marco Pierazzi discovered it for sale and purchased it in 2010. The home was in horrific shape: plaster fell from the walls and ceiling, wooden beams were rotten, and it was full of mold. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Rural Modern Renovation: Big Barn-to-House Conversion Roomy Remake: 40M Garage Home,…
  • Shape-Shifting Bandage Adapts to Different Hand Injuries

    Delana
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Adhesive bandages can be found in just about every home's medicine cabinet, but how often do we have just the right type or size? A team of designers created a bandage with the transformative powers of an amoeba that adapts to suit your needs - as long as your injury happens to be on your hand. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: How to Simply Feel Better: Pared-Down Medicine Packaging Hot Water Turns This Food Parcel Into a Meal-Ready Bowl Drop the Drips: Ingenious Mug Kills the Awful Coffee Ring Practical to Impossible: 50 DIY Projects, Designs…
  • Pop Art: Bubble Blowing Lamp Creates its Own Temporary Shade

    Delana
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We've always been a little fascinated by those toys that blow a constant stream of bubbles for the amusement of kids and pets. It turns out there's a grown-up version of that: the Surface Tension Lamp designed by Front Design for Booo. The lamp makes its own shade over and over by blowing a soap bubble around the enclosed LED. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Hot Solar DIY: Make LED Lamps from Used Water Bottles Bottled Brilliance: DIY Plastic Bulbs for Hanging LED Lights Magnetic Desk Lamp Goes Two Pieces for Illumination Adjustable Hanging Lamp…
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  • Thos. Moser and The Cumberland Collection - Maine Meets Scandinavia

    Susan Serra, CKD
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I visited rural Maine last fall, at the invitation of the folks at Thos. Moser to experience the entirety of the Thos. Moser brand, from design to the crafting process in the factory to viewing the pieces in their beautiful showroom. The new Cumberland collection brings this experience full circle to me. During the year following that visit, every time I thought of the experience of those few days spent in Maine, which was week after week, I was overwhelmed. I was overwhelmed by the people, the processes and the incredible detail of their work along with their dedication and the brand…
  • Customize Your Countertops With Concrete

    Susan Serra, CKD
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    My colleague, Laurie Laizure, founder of the Google+ Community: Interior Design Community sees products, talks to manufacturers, designers and others in the design community every day and one of those products is concrete, which we see used in so many different ways in home design. Laurie has shared with me that she has a "thing" for concrete, and here are her thoughts on this interesting material. Thanks for your insights on concrete, Laurie! In Laurie's words ... I have a confession. Born and raised in New Hampshire (also known as “The Granite State”), it feels a little wrong…
  • Miele Appliances - It's Really All About The Food

    Susan Serra, CKD
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Last fall I attended a press event in Seattle with representatives from Miele, in part, to be up close and personal with Miele appliances via an extended and relaxed cooking session, the focus of the 2 day event. What I didn't expect was that the entirety of the event would be one soulful experience after another which blew my mind, and I'm very serious, so this post may be a little emotional, expressive, and whatever else comes out into text. I'm here to tell you that Miele, that precision engineered, sleek, elegant, highly designed, upscale brand, has a whole lot of soul not so far…
  • Tile Trends 2014

    Susan Serra, CKD
    23 Feb 2014 | 4:49 am
    Having just returned as a guest of Tile of Spain, after attending Cevisama, held in Valencia, Spain, one of the largest tile industry shows, I have compiled a list of tile trends you will want to know about NOW. Just a note - have you seen Tile of Spain's website? It's GOOD - filled with information, quick ship products and easy and fast to navigate. Worth a mention and a visit. Based on studying my images (over 3,000), here are the tile trends that I spotted on the show floor. Many are continuing strong trends from previous years. Other peripheral trends, at an early stage, are venturing…
  • Tile of Spain - Tradition and Innovation Defined

    Susan Serra, CKD
    20 Feb 2014 | 7:40 am
    Last Week I was a guest of Tile of Spain on a trip that immersed our small group in Spanish history, culture, and tile innovation as we attended the fantastic tile fair, Cevisama, an image of the fair below. To experience Spain in this 360 degree way allowed me to connect the dots from historic art and tile to modern, quite incredible architecture, to innovative food still grounded in tradition, to stunning, modern tile design and impressive technological advances in tile, all of which has shown me that there is a great energy and spirit for design across many disciplines. The desire and…
 
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    ::Surroundings::

  • Bold backdrops

    Linda Merrill
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    I've long wanted to do a bold mural or wallpaper background in a space - either my own or a client's. I seriously considered doing something here at Nook Cottage, but I have a lot of art to hang and not a lot of wall space, so the mural concept hasn't come to fruition. But, it hasn't stopped me from collecting some great image ideas.  Wallpaper from Mr. PerswallDesigner Jarlath Mellettvia House to Home. Photography Katya De Grunwaldsource unknown. Map from Toys R Usfrom Laqfoilsource unknownDesigner Raji Radhakrishan for Kips Bay show house featuring a photo mural of a painting by…
  • Outlander: The Glassware

    Linda Merrill
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Found 'em! One of the most asked questions I've received since I started doing posts on the Starz Series "Outlander" was about the glassware. I will admit I was surprised that blown glassware would have been typical during the period for an outpost such as Castle Leoch, but there's no doubt the glasses they used are period appropriate and very beautiful. I received a nice email yesterday from Mark and David of Georgian Glassmakers in the UK letting me know that they were in fact the makers of the beautiful wine glasses and also some of the bottles used in the series!This glass #51 is…
  • Veteran's Day: Gary Sinise Foundation - R.I.S.E. - Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment

    Linda Merrill
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of my favorite celebrities is Gary Sinise. I've long had a crush on him (love me a cute red head!) but beyond that, he's dedicate his life to helping our active military service members, veterans and most especially those who have sacrificed so much so the rest of us can go about our daily business in safety.One of the Gary Sinise Foundation initiatives is to build smart homes for severely wounded veterans so that they can live the most "normal" lives possible. The technology available is remarkable, as is the dedication of all the volunteers and donors to this amazing program. By the end…
  • Ruby Lane's Holiday Magazine

    Linda Merrill
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ruby Lane is one of the world's largest online marketplaces for vintage and antique goods including art, furnishings, jewelry, silver, crystal and more. I was asked to select a favorite item from their offerings to be included in their holiday issue of Ruby Read, their digital magazine. Here is the online listing for the Royal Danish Bar set that was my selection.  It's unfortunately way out of my current budget to buy for myself - but I'm keeping it in mind for someday!If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • Design & Architecture Resources

    Linda Merrill
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Interior design and architecture is a world of details, historical facts and mathematical figures. There's a lot to know. I wanted to be sure to share my Pinterest Board called Resources and Info where I collect infographics on all kinds of subjects, including: Styles of Chair BacksOptimal dimensions for light fixtures over a tableSofa shapes and historical detailsThere's so much more, so, please feel free to follow my board and re-pin any items you find useful. Even if you don't have a Pinterest account, you should be able to access the board and download any of these images as needed.I'm…
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    Decorating Diva

  • STYLE SKETCH: One Piece/Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    Introducing New Feature: STYLE SKETCH Style Sketch: One Piece – Toscaa Leather Sectional by W. Schillig; Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach...The post STYLE SKETCH: One Piece/Three Looks – Delft-ly Posh, Marrakech Modern and Palm Beach Perfect appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Express Your Signature Personal Style at Home with Ambella Home

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Translating your personal signature style to style at home has just gotten that much easier thanks to Ambella Home’s new furnishings collection that debuted at...The post Express Your Signature Personal Style at Home with Ambella Home appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • W. Schillig’s Spot on Color Direction for 2015

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Furniture’s fashion week, as the High Point Furniture and Design Market is oft referred, put on quite the show this October rivaling the spectacular couture...The post W. Schillig’s Spot on Color Direction for 2015 appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Thibaut’s Resort Collection: Fresh, Vibrant Colorful Decorative Fabric & Wallpaper

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I just love Thibaut’s Resort collection of distinctively designed wallpapers, fabrics and upholstered fine furniture pieces – all dressed up in delectable colors bursting with...The post Thibaut’s Resort Collection: Fresh, Vibrant Colorful Decorative Fabric & Wallpaper appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • 220 Elm: Discovering Fabulous Contemporary European Style at the High Point Market

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Maison et Objet, Ambiente, International Contemporary Furniture Fair and I Saloni – all design shows at which one expects to find contemporary European furniture, decor...The post 220 Elm: Discovering Fabulous Contemporary European Style at the High Point Market appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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  • DIEM Opening Night Party

    Jill-LA
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The annual DIEM event kicked off last week with an opening night party at the Phyllis Morris showroom in West Hollywood. It was great to see design friends in anticipation of the next day’s symposium events. At the opening night party, with (L-R): Christian May of Maison21, me, Sara of Decorative Carpets / Lulu & Georgia, Ryan Farber of the West Hollywood Design District, and his girlfriend Brooke of Brooke Mason Photography. And having fun with the boys, selfies with Joel of Cote Jardin Antiques and Christian of Maison21. It was also neat to be featured last week on the West…
  • Sheats Goldstein Residence, A John Lautner House

    Jill-LA
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:19 pm
    I recently had the opportunity to tour an iconic home, designed by famed architect John Lautner, and referred to as the Sheats Goldstein Residence. The house was built between 1961-1963 and sits atop Angelo View Drive in Los Angeles. The original home belonged to the Sheats family and was then purchased by James Goldstein in 1972. The house blends with the landscape in it’s organic form merging indoor and outdoor living. A unique quality to the home are the “drinking skylights”: the coffered ceiling living room is pierced by 750 mini skylights. The home uses cross…
  • A Visit To Kohler, WI and Blogger Round Up

    Jill-LA
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Kohler Bloggers Conference headquarted in Kohler, WI. We enjoyed two nights at the Kohler owned American Club Resort and got a behind the scenes factory tour in addition to visits to the Kohler Design Center and Kohler Communications offices. The offices of Kohler Communications. The chic lobby entrance at the Kohler Communications building. Color, sinks, and faucets are all on display at the Kohler Communications headquarters. Thought it would be fun to share some of the posts of the other bloggers that were also in attendance: {via La Dolce…
  • The McKinley “As seen on Californication” House in Venice

    Jill-LA
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Last month I attended an event at probably one of the most interesting architectually designed homes, quintessential of California living, in Venice, CA. The home is more noticably recognzied as being featured on the hit tv show Californication. The architect is David Hertz and it is also his home. The event was hosted by Adorne, makers of switch plates and wall plates, that offer a seamless minimal contemporary design, a perfect fit for the McKinley House. I truly felt very “at home” here! Beyond the entrance is a living room, with a secondary “sunken” family room…
  • Swank City!

    Julia-Chicago
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I will admit it. I have an addiction to lighting. Lighting is extremely important to my designs…It is quite frankly the ‘jewelry’ of the room. I LOVE a great statement lighting piece that adds a huge  ‘!!’ factor to the space. Another addiction (true confessions time) is for vintage murano glass. Put the two together, and how can one resist the beautiful, colorful, vintage pieces that Swank lighting offers??! I am a huge fan of theirs, so when they asked me to catch up about lighting and my new endeavors, of course I said yes! Check out the whole interview here where I…
 
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    Remodelista

  • Gift Guide: For the Young Bookworm

    Meredith Swinehart
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    What to get for the kid who loves books—other than, well, more books? Get those, yes. But we've also rounded up some accessories that stand a good chance of pleasing the petit bibliophile.  N.B.: To make sure you've got everyone on your list covered, shop all our Gift Guides to date. Above: Puffin Bloom, a collaboration between Rifle Paper Co. and Penguin Books, is a line of pretty hardcover books complete with gold foil, illustrated endpapers, and matching bookmarks. Titles available: Little Women, A Little Princess, Heidi, and Anne of Green Gables;…
  • Trending on Gardenista: Farmhouse Style for the Holidays

    Remodelista Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    "Whether you live in the city or the country," say the Gardenistas, "you can grow food, tend a flock, and be inspired by farmhouse design." Or you can sit back and sip one of their garden-fresh Thanksgiving cocktails.   Above: Justine found the ingredients for this DIY garland at Whole Foods—and those white puffs are branches of cotton. Go to Entertaining & Arrangements for step-by-step instructions and a look at cotton as you likely haven't seen it before.  Above: A guilt-free wood fire? Christine explains how to create an "eco-friendlier" blaze in this week's DIY Project.
  • Editors' Picks: 11 Favorite Urban Backpacks

    Izabella Simmons
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Something must be in the air: We've all been ditching our shoulder bags and converting to backpacks. Maybe it's the fact that we're constantly hauling around computers, cords, phones, and notepads, along with the usual load of everyday accessories. Here's a roundup of our latest favorites. Let us know: What's your favorite backpack? Above: Lately, I've been admiring the work of Kika NY, a Brooklyn-based studio established by Kika Vliegenthart and Sabine Spanjer. Their Canvas Harvest Backpack is available in black or tan water-resistant waxed canvas and features bridle leather straps and…
  • Living in Style—with Kids: 7 Get-Real Solutions

    Justine Hand
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Does having kids mean living with chaos for a decade or two? Yes, I'm afraid it does. (Welcome to the humbling, yet oh-so-gratifying world of parenthood.) But for design-minded types, there are several easy steps to take to introduce order—and style—into the equation.  1. Minimize Your Gear Above: Gardenista contributor Erin Boyle encourages floor time with a simple cotton blanket and homemade baby gym. Photograph from Erin's blog, Reading My Tea Leaves. Even before your baby is born, it's hard to resist the urge to buy every gadget and gizmo that experts say will guarantee early…
  • 15 Radical Kids' Climbing, Swinging, and Sliding Spaces

    Alexa Hotz
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    We know we're not the only ones with childhood dreams of hidden passageways, slides, and ladders. Here are 15 radical indoor spaces that fulfill those dreams and help burn off excess energy. N.B.: For children who prefer swings, visit 14 Children's Swings for Indoor Play. Above: A kids' bedroom with gymnastics rings created by Danish textile company Oyoy and filled with their Kids' Collection. For more, see our post Fabrics and Linens from Danish Oyoy. Above: A wooden slide in a girls' bedroom. Photograph via Milk Magazine. Above: A wall-mounted ladder serves as a climbing wall.
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Be Leonardo DiCaprio's Neighbor for $40 Million — Design News

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Want famous neighbors? A Greenwich Village triplex is available from Delos, the wellness-focused developers with investors and residents like Leonardo DiCaprio and Deepak Chopra. The $40 million pad has a list of health-boosting amenities, including "heat reflexology floors" and a "circadian lighting system." READ MORE »
  • This Is Megatropolis by Mister McGinnis — On The Wall

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This Is Megatropolis by Mister McGinnis Previous On the Wall print READ MORE »
  • Trend Watch: Educational Charts

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Vintage maps have been popular for quite a few years now, and as that trend starts to wane a bit, the new twist is the vintage educational chart. While traditionally hung from wooden dowel rods, some are more suited for framing or simply tacked up onto a wall. From flora and fauna to human anatomy, there is a subject matter to suit any style. READ MORE »
  • Noah's Graphic, Modern Abode — Kids Room Tour

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Name: Noah (2) Location: Sydney, Australia Room Size: 3.8m x 2.6m With three sons ages 2-12, Simone of Honey & Fizz is an expert at putting together little boys' rooms. All three of her boys' rooms are full of graphic patterns, color, and most importantly, fun. Her youngest son, Noah, calls this fantastic space home. Although he has some of his brother's hand-me-down pieces, one certainly can't say that his space isn't special or unique to him. From the "Noah" decal on the wall to the giant teddy that his brothers gave him when he was born, his mama made sure that while his space may be…
  • Pretty & Simple: Place Setting Ideas for the Thanksgiving Table

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Dressing the table for a holiday dinner, be it with friends or family, is a great opportunity to get creative and have a little fun. I love setting the table with a few unexpected elements or creating a theme to play off of. Here is a little inspiration to get you started. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Giveaway Day 4: The Fatboy Edison the Petit Lamp

    Becky
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    Here at Design Public, we’re kicking off the holiday selling season with a 11 days of fantastic giveaways. Now through Cyber Monday, we’ll be giving away great prizes (including free shipping) . Check in every weekday to see which product we are giving away that day. You may enter to win every single one. Today marks day two of our giveaways, and today’s prize is the Fatboy Edison the Petit Lamp. This modern cutie is great to have around at all times, providing a great glow. But it’s even better to have when the power goes out or you want to take the party outside,…
  • Giveaway Day 3: The Principals Liquid Body Flask

    DesignPublic.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Here at Design Public, we’re kicking off the holiday selling season with a 11 days of fantastic giveaways. Now through Cyber Monday, we’ll be giving away great prizes (including free shipping) . Check in every weekday to see which product we are giving away that day. You may enter to win every single one. Today marks day two of our giveaways, and today’s prize is the The Principals Liquid Body Flask. This is not your grandpa’s flask. It looks kinda like super-futuristic luxe adult version of a Capri Sun because of its cool molded shape. It fits up to 6 ounces of liquid…
  • Giveaway Day 2: The OFFI My Pet Lamp Dachshund

    DesignPublic.com
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Here at Design Public, we’re kicking off the holiday selling season with a 11 days of fantastic giveaways. Now through Cyber Monday, we’ll be giving away great prizes (including free shipping) . Check in every weekday to see which product we are giving away that day. You may enter to win every single one. Today marks day two of our giveaways, and today’s prize is the OFFI My Pet Lamp Dachshund in orange. This cute little guy adds color, light and a frisky personality to any room. He’s made of molded plastic and likes every room in the house from the nursery to your…
  • Miller Goodman Mini FaceMaker Giveaway!

    Becky
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Here at Design Public, we’re kicking off the holiday selling season with a 11 days of fantastic giveaways. Now through Cyber Monday, we’ll be giving away great prizes (including free shipping) . Check in every weekday to see which product we are giving away that day. You may enter to win every single one. Our first giveaway is the Miller Goodman Mini FaceMaker Block Set. This beautiful set of 25 hand-printed blocks provides hours of fun for your little ones (or you) and has bold graphic style. You can make thousands of different face combinations. Made from replenishable rubber…
  • A Jump Start on Holiday Gifts — 5 Stylish Gifts Under $50

    Becky
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:07 pm
    So I was pretty sure Halloween was yesterday or the day before (mostly because I still have candy left over, which is some sort of Halloween miracle), but then I went into CVS and saw a bunch of Santas and candy canes. Yes, the early start of holiday marketing is ridiculous, and I wonder how many years it will be before we start hearing Christmas music in August, but at the same time, things are about to get hectic. We’ll be planning out Thanksgiving meals, putting on that show, getting the house ready for guests, decorating, cooking and before we know it, we’ll be rushing out the…
 
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    Home Design Find

  • A Magnificent Porch Renovation on Fire Island

    Susan Kraemer
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    NYC architecture firm Bromley Caldari Architects razed the original front of a small house facing the beach on Fire Island and rebuilt it as a double-height cube containing an air space with hefty framing timbers. Inside the big macho rough-framed porch is a more delicate internal porch-like space – its delicate bleached color palette suggesting driftwood and pearly shells. Beyond that, an open plan great room for cooking, eating, reading, talking and hanging out, is also now completely open to the seascape in front of the house. At the far end is the kitchen, where a side wall of…
  • When Busy Design Works – Arty House with a Staccato Rhythm

    Susan Kraemer
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    There is a tremendous amount of graphic interest in extensive trellis work in this single family renovation by John Grable Architects. The busy dappling of a retained old oak tree is repeated in shadows on the pool and in an abundance of little trellis outcroppings. All the arbors and overhangs have the effect of filtering the light and reducing solar gain. Building on the clients’ and the architect’s shared love of ecologically informed design, heritage oak trees were protected during construction and entirely preserved. The house is sustainable; powered by solar roof panels,…
  • Operatic Beauty of Modern Singapore Mansion

    Susan Kraemer
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Cooling pools top a first floor in the latest glorious Singapore dwelling from the always brilliant Guz Architects. The luxurious three story house offers a stunning and impressive showcase of intelligent solutions to the issues of constrained property space and close neighbors. Rooftop lawns create large outdoor recreation spaces at high levels — while blocking views to the neighboring houses. Vegetation edging these green roof lawns also helps to create privacy from the smaller surrounding single-story homes. A key feature is a vast stairway in glass, creating the sense of a very open…
  • Design Dilemma: Preparing for the Entertaining Season

    preynolds
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    Traditional Dining Room by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators Branca, Inc. It’s that time of year again, when the festivities move indoors and increase in number.  Are you prepared? Whether you love to entertain or you’re a bit shy about doing so, it definitely helps to be organized. Your goal: to enjoy throwing a party as much as you enjoy attending one! In order for that to happen, it helps to plan ahead. Once you’ve gotten a few bashes under your belt, you’ll become an expert at knowing what you need to do and when, and throwing parties becomes easier and…
  • Charm Revisited in Old Rio de Janeiro

    Susan Kraemer
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    Brazilian architect Gisele Taranto has sensitively renovated the Itiquira House in Brazil. The house looks out on sublime mature gardens originally designed by the late Roberto Burle Marx. An extraordinary, dramatic three story rise in the interior serves as a gallery for the client’s modern art collection. Located in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, the house really inhabits the site. Un-selfconscious design simply exists in its own eternity here. A high skylight gently illumines a tranquil semi-indoor therapeutic pool. The house has a sense of history, with…
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    Bloesem

  • Some things I liked this week

    Bloesem
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    If you can't join us for our Christmas pop-up, you'll still be able to do your online shopping.. Comfy quilt covers help you drift off to dreamland.. Adorable Christmas cards anyone would love. Are you on the hunt for the perfect 2015 agenda? May we suggest this agenda. Nutcracker Christmas greeting cards Perfect chairs for any room Delicate bracelet.. Handmade kitchenware always tells a story.. 25 of our favourite gifts for babies These colorful postcards.. Steal like an artist.. very inspiring Xo, The Bloesem Team
  • Shop Stop: Moooi in Amsterdam

    Bloesem
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    We first featured Moooi in the most recent issue of the Bloesem Gazette, where we invited Anouk from Make History to share her favorite hot spots in an Amsterdam City Guide. We love their use of vibrant colours within the showroom! They showcase an interesting mix of lighting, furniture and interior accessories so well in the space that you can't help but want to bring home a piece to add to your own collection. For more interesting spots around Amsterdam, do have a look at the Amsterdam City Guide in the Bloesem Gazette. .. Moooi .. Bloesem Gazette
  • WIN a poster of your choice

    Bloesem
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    What better time for a giveaway then the festive season.. Handz is the go-to for posters.. all kinds of posters.. quote posters, and retro ones, typography ones and even art prints. So as poster lovers ourselves (the kitchen prints are a great pop of color!) we were over the moon to organize this giveaway in collaboration with Handz.They are want you to choose your own prize! It's easy to join, here's how.. _______________________________________ All you have to do to win is : 1) Visit the Handz store then leave a comment below with a print you would love to win! You might just stand a…
  • Dutch Architects and their houses

    Bloesem
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Another book in the Luster series.. Dutch Architects and their houses.. the last one we featured was " At the Ocean" which we thoroughly loved. This one is no different .. with pages upon pages of amazing homes of Dutch architects. We can't promise you won't want to rebuild your entire house after going through this one.  Another great piece of work by Mirjam Bleeker, Frank Visser and Santje Kramer. .. Dutch architects and their houses.. More design books
  • Oh My Home

    Bloesem
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Have you met the new kid on the block? OHMYHOME is a new Dutch interior label and we're pretty excited about their collection, especially their own line of hand-rolled ceramics made from natural mottled clay. So simple and so beautiful! Lovely pieces for the dining table. Or if you're more of a plant person, how about this planter? Yes, One for me please.. .. OHMYHOME 
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    2Modern Blog

  • Artful Seats: Cheryl Ekstrom’s Steely Modern Chairs

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Metallics may be an industrial design trend, but artist Cheryl Ekstrom has something quite a bit more permanent in mind. With the Los Angeles-based artist’s startlingly realistic sculpture series, Stable Inhabitants of a Changing World, Ekstrom has taken some of the most recognizable and exalted forms in Mid-Century modern furniture—Charles and Ray Eames’ Lounge Chair, George Nelson’s Marshmallow Sofa, Arne Jacobsen’s Swan Chair, and that 60′s staple, the Beanbag—and given them added heft by painstakingly casting their likeness in stainless steel. A…
  • Scribble Wrapping Papers by Denmark’s HAY

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Danish brand HAY has launched a suite of wrapping papers that could very well be seen as presents in themselves. The Scribble collection features six different repeat patterns rendered in magic marker, each applied to sheets of paper measuring  27.5 x 39 inches. The artfully executed abstract compositions showcase 6 different monochromes, and, as HAY helpfully makes note, are equally edifying as wrapping paper, book cover, or wall poster. Happy as we’d be to receive gifts wrapped in them, it seems a pity to add creases and wrinkles to these perfect Scribbles. Via Hay
  • Pre-Fabricated Mini House: Happiness in 160 Square Feet

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Can happiness be found in 160 square feet? Well, we’d be more than willing to find out, if this house concept form Swedish architect Jonas Wagell morphs into reality. Wagell, who’s collaborated on the project with Sommarnöjen—a Swedish manufacturer specializing in the fabrication of wooden, eco-friendly holiday houses— originally developed his design as a simple wooden shed to be used as guesthouse or weekend getaway. But the concept has evolved into the Mini House 2.0 model, designed to be shipped flat pack, assembled in 48 hours, and costing the preposterously low…
  • Munkegaard Chair by Arne Jacobsen is Reintroduced

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Danish manufacturer Howe is wisely capitalizing on the success of its reintroduction of Arne Jacobsen’s Tongue Chair last year by relaunching another Jacobsen design: the Munkegaard chair, also known (more memorably) as the Mosquito chair. Originally introduced in 1955, and designed for the classrooms of the Munkegaard school, north of Copenhagen, Jacobsen’s design bears an uncanny resemblance to his eternally classic 3107 chair. Like the 3107, the Munkgaard’s seat and back are comprised of a single piece of bent plywood, and rests upon steel legs angled…
  • Tokyo Designers Week: Joint Installation by Vitra and Artek

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The recently concluded Tokyo Designers Week was an occasion for Artek and Vitra to present their first joint installation since Vitra’s acquisition of the Finnish brand in 2013. Taking over the Light Box Studio exhibition space in Tokyo’s Aoyama neighborhood, the suite of installations merged the most iconic modern furniture, lighting, and decorative pieces—including Artek’s Stool 60 and Armchair 401, resplendent in its new color-blocked textiles by Hella Jongerius—for which the two brands are well known. Light Box Studio’s spartan rooms and outdoor…
 
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • A Buyer's Guide to Leather Sofas and the Questions to Ask When Buying One

    Michael Landfair
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    Buying a new sofa can be an overwhelming process, especially with so many styles and colours available, where do you start? This article will assist you in purchasing the perfect leather sofa for your home.Choosing the colourOne of the first considerations you should make is practicality. If you have pets or a young family, then you probably won’t fancy spending your spare time wiping finger marks or dogs fur from a cream or white leather sofa. Black is a very versatile option, easy to maintain and fits well with the majority of décor styles. A brown leather sofa made from aniline leather,…
  • Tidy Up Tired-Looking Furniture with These Top Tips

    Michael Landfair
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Found on theboatwrightfamily.blogspot.comWith the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to clean your furniture so it’ll look good as new for gatherings with relatives and friends, not to mention, it’s good to have ready knowledge of how to clean your furniture when little elves with sticky fingers come to play! Fortunately, there’s no need to cut into your gift shopping budget and splurge on professional cleaning services. Keep reading to learn some easy ways to freshen up furniture without spending a fortune.Survey the StainsMost couches and soft armchairs…
  • From Mike: 5 Tips to Rock Your Sofa

    Michael Landfair
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    Mike writes at Fabnest:How many times have you been corrected when asked, “How is your day and you say good?” And there reply is, “You mean well.” I know, proper from improper can be a real pain.This diction analogy is similar when talking about couch vs sofa.  One word that is never used by interior designers is “couch.” A couch is a sofa. Sofas have gone by many names: Chesterfield, divan, settee, davenport, daveno, couch, but now only sofa.Read the rest at Fabnest
  • Mike Interviews Classic Woodwork Inc.

    Michael Landfair
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Classic Woodwork Inc is a high-end residential woodwork contractor based in Montreal. Recently, Simon Lacroix reached out to me via LinkedIn and introduced himself and his company to let me know about their work in NYC. I thought an introduction to his company was worthy of a post here on RenovatingNYC.
  • Uttermost Rugs

    Michael Landfair
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Estelle, Red Rugs Collection By Uttermost
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    Things That Inspire

  • The 2014 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays

    Things That Inspire
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
    It’s that time of year again!  The much anticipated Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays opened its doors on November 19, and is open through December 7th.  I was able to see the house on Monday, and it is full of beauty and inspiration. Here are some highlights of the spaces, although this barely scratches the surface – you will have to visit yourself to see all of the
  • A classic: White house, black shutters

    Things That Inspire
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    I have been reading about a trend for shutter-free houses in both new houses and renovations – perhaps a way to make a house look more streamlined and modern.  However, I have a love for shutters. I have a fondness for black shutters in particular, combined with a white house. There is something so classic and American about it – no matter what the architectural style (although a classic white
  • Favorite architectural feature: Porte cochere

    Things That Inspire
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    An architectural feature that I see occasionally in Atlanta is a porte cochere, and whenever I do, I always take note.  According to wikipedia, “a porte-cochère is a porch- or portico-like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building through which a horse and carriage (or motor vehicle) can pass in order for the occupants to alight under cover, protected from the weather.  The
  • Benches and daybeds in living rooms

    Things That Inspire
    4 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I was looking for a picture on Pinterest this week, and noticed that I had quite a few pictures of living rooms with benches and daybeds in them (and the occasional chaise).  Not just a bench against a wall, but a bench or daybed as a counterpoint to a sofa, something that is designed to be used as a key piece of seating. This is the first time I really tuned into using a bench as a key
  • Vignettes from England

    Things That Inspire
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Thank you for the many, many emails inquiring about my well being and asking when I am going to start writing my blog again!  First let me say that all is well here.  Life just got busy, and I got out of the regular habit of writing blog posts.  I wasn’t planning on taking so much time off – I ended up taking the entire summer off (technically today is the last day of summer, so one post for the
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    COTE DE TEXAS

  • Birmingham–Two Beauties

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:56 pm
      This summer Bravo TV (yes again – sorry, but I am so hooked on that channel!) premiered a new series called Jersey Belle.  The show starred a woman from New Jersey, half Catholic, half Jewish, who married a complete southern gentleman who lived in Birmingham, Alabama.  Jamie, the Jersey Belle and a fish out of water in Alabama, had to quickly make a new group of friends in Birmingham.   The show revolves around her trying to fit her Jersey brashness in with all the sorority-types who live in the upper class Birmingham suburb called Mountain Brook.   Above is…
  • House For Sale

    10 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
      A few years I showed a house in Dallas that was in Veranda and was subsequently pinned a million times, a sure sign of how much people loved it.   The house was designed by Lisa Luby Ryan who owns Vintage Living in Dallas and who does interior design all over the United States.  Ryan has been featured in numerous design magazines – and her own house has been shown multiple times, with each new decoration she undertakes.  I love Lisa’s style, but I especially love her ability to take a nicely designed room that is just a bit dated – and bring it into the new…
  • Dear Miss Cote de Texas

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
      And today, we have a new decorating question!!    Dear Miss Cote de Texas:   We built our dream home a little over a year ago on Clear Lake.  I am in a bit of a conundrum when it comes to curtains for our master bedroom.  During design and construction, I envisioned natural woven wood shades on each door.  I have since changed my mind and would prefer to go with hanging curtains.  I quickly sewed simple muslin panels when we moved in which are currently hanging on tension rods.  Unfortunately, the intersection of the ceiling with the door…
 
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    Atticmag

  • Unconventional Fireplace Mantels

    Jane F
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Whatever their age or origin, fireplace mantels are as individual as the styles that inspired them. This is a tale of two highly unconventional fireplace mantels — one created with a special intent and  one antique used in a special way. One mantel is modern. One could not be more traditional. And yet each has unique characteristics that makes it memorable and noteworthy. As we approach Christmas, and mantels become a focus for holiday decorations, a closer look at this house feature seems natural. Eccentric or boho (bohemian) is how I’d describe the style of a carved and painted…
  • Minimalist Gallery Style Displays

    Jane F
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    If you’ve ever walked into a Calvin Klein boutique you’ve seen gallery style displays — white walls, floating shelves, and merchandise that repeats but without a hint of clutter. That minimalist aesthetic is intended to showcase the objects by presenting them without any distractions from the background. That’s why walls are inevitably white, edges are crisp and objects carefully arranged — ideas associated with art galleries. When gallery style displays are applied to a home it can be seen as clean — or spare. It’s a matter of perception. What’s indisputable is that few…
  • Red Backsplash Kitchen

    Jane F
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:05 pm
    This red backsplash uses glass mosaic tile  between cabinets like paint — from counters to ceiling. It’s rare to find the color red is used in a bold way to create a visual theme for a contemporary kitchen with no red cabinets. But the red backsplash in this Swedish apartment kitchen shows us how to do it impeccably. Essentially, this is a contemporary white L-shape kitchen, with white walls and white minimalist cabinets. So it’s logical to have red glass mosaic tile fill all the space between cabinets on both walls — like paint. I call this of counter-to-ceiling tile treatment a…
  • Kitchen Sink Bathroom

    Jane F
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    If someone told you they were doing a kitchen sink bathroom what would you think? I might think that bath would have “everything,” as the cliché goes. But in a New York apartment it’s literally a kitchen sink bathroom where a cast iron enamel farm sink is installed in the custom wood vanity. It’s rare to find a designer bath with a kitchen sink. But leave it to the Irish-born Clodagh, an interior and accessories designer based in New York. Clodagh also is a tile designer for Ann Sacks. “I like simple massive surfaces that people can put things down on,” was her…
  • Fresh Green Accents

    Jane F
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Green accents — the color of leaves, fresh herbs and new grass — keeps any room from ever looking gloomy. We’re on the brink of Winter here in the Northern hemisphere, with our first snows due any day. Perhaps that’s why spring green accents used in these rooms feels so appealing. Swedish painted furniture often has a surprise color inside. This wonderful greig-y Neoclassical secretary with apple green on the interior drawers and desk top is so unexpected. It was pictured in the home of furniture dealer Loi Thai of Tone on Tone antiques in Washington, D.C. I’ve long been an…
 
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    The Finishing Touch

  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Grandparents

    Rachel Sloan
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Grandma and Grandpa may be a few of the more challenging folks on your gift list. It’s hard to know what they’d like, and not feel like you have to spend an arm and a leg. We’ve got you covered with 20 picks they’re sure to love!    Keurig Coffee Maker- Keurig  Birdie Yarn Bowl- Uncommon Goods Garden Seat with Tool Storage- Uncommon Goods Personalized Cutting Board- Gifts.com Hardcover Photo Book- Artifact Uprising Personalized Yearly Calendar- Walgreen.com Personalized Family Names Piece- Best Bear Bunch  DIY Watercolor Mug Tutorial – Poppy Talk DIY Bath…
  • 2014 Gift Guide: For the Home Improvement Guru

    Abigail Sawyer
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Home improvement guru’s can be hard to buy for. What do you get for the person that can make anything? Here are our humble suggestions. For Her: 1. Gift card and recommendation to purchase MyDimensions app- iTunes 2. Cordless Power Drill- Lowes 3. Personalized Hammer- Etsy 4. Rotary Cutter & Self healing mat- Blick & Blick 5. Laser Level- Home Depot 6. Tool belt- Walmart 7. Pink Tool Box- Sears 8. Portable Air Compressor- Home Depot For Him: 1. Impacting Drill- Milwaukee Tools 2. Leather clip-on tool holder- Amazon 3. The Art of Fixing Things- Amazon 4. Car Wash Kit- Martha…
  • How to Make Chalkboard Gold Leaf Chargers

    Abigail Sawyer
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    Want to add some sparkle to your holiday table? We’ve been seeing layered table looks everywhere and decided to give chargers a try with chalkboard paint and a gold laurel design. The secret weapon of this project is the gold leaf pen. It’s so much better than a paint pen, and gives a smooth, super shiny look. This one will have a place in our DIY tool kit for a long, long time. Read on to see how it’s done and for the brushstroke gold leaf variation we tried too. Supplies: Inexpensive Chargers (We paid about $2 each) Chalkboard Paint Paintbrush Gold Leaf Pen Chalk For…
  • Shades add a pop of color to the room: a real customer story

    Rachel Sloan
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    French doors are a beautiful addition to a home but can be difficult during sunny seasons and can be bland in color. This customer solved both those problems and saved money along the way. “I got a set of 9 floor length blinds for our French doors and they have added a great deal of character to the room as well as providing the necessary protection from sunlight.” ” I saved a 1000 dollars over the local store. The customer agent was great at providing advice on choosing the best blinds for our purpose, the samples helped us in getting the right color and the installer that…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Decor Lover

    Abigail Sawyer
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Want to get a head start on holiday shopping? Here are our top picks for home decor-loving guys and gals. These would be perfect for your niece who just got her first apartment on her own, or your brother who is always looking for funky pieces to spice up his pad. Eclectic Mini Candle Gift Set – Anthropologie Honeycomb Coaster Set – Leif In Bloom Book Collection – Rifle Paper Co. Gnome Cookie Jar – Michele Varian Vintage Streamline Kitchen Timer – Kikkerland Kabash Wool Rug – West Elm DIY Succulent and Cactus Garden – Apartment Therapy Gold Task lamp…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Floral Prints for a Fabulous Space-Latest Trend I’m Loving

    Sarah Weiner
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Want to know what’s on my mind? Florals. If you ever looked at my office or home style, I don’t usually have a ton of floral prints or any at all. More often then not, I am more likely to use a stripe as my main pattern, something art deco or anything you’d find dark/stormy.... View full post > Related posts: Zebra Prints: Latest Trend We Love Leopard Prints: Latest Trend We Love Black Chandeliers: Latest trend we love
  • Easy DIYs for your Workspace- Office Door Makeovers

    The Office Stylist
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    For me, a DIY project needs to be quick and relatively painless. So, when I decided to try out a fun DIY in my home office, I wanted a project that would be easy to accomplish and that would make a big impact in my space. That’s when I decided to add a little jazz to... View full post > Related posts: 3 Chic Ways to Hang Art Prints in your Home or Office Stop that Door Barn Doors in an Office Space? YES please!
  • How I get into the Holiday Spirit + My TOMS for Target Holiday Wish List!

    The Office Stylist
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    As someone who is obsessed with Christmas (understatement of the year!) I’m beyond excited that it’s just around the corner! From holidays sweaters to decorating my house like a Christmas card, I am ready for the fun to begin! With that being said, I’ve already starting adding to my holiday list and I ALWAYS have... View full post > Related posts: Office Holiday Party doesn’t fit in your Budget? Here are 3 Fun Things to do instead Start your Holiday Shopping with Red Envelope Deskercise: Start Early to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
  • Striped and Fabulous: How To Achieve My Favorite Look

    Sarah Weiner
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    In any design or office renovation, I am always tempted to incorporate stripes somehow into the final design. I can’t get enough of this bold pattern. It’s chic and timeless. Cough cough, even my business cards are stripes. You can do just about anything with this print. In the WORK. office, I incorporated stripes into... View full post > Related posts: Lust List— Hermes Plates, Louboutin Slingbacks + Striped Umbrella Lust List— Striped Chairs, Statement Necklaces + Brass Letters Perfectly Styled— Red + Black Workspace
  • Lydia Lynn’s Polka-dotted and Cheerful Home Office {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    Describe your office space to us: My home office is a place where I go to keep my home organized and work on blog posts. The neutral colors give the space a calming cozy affect and makes it the perfect spot to cuddle up with a puppy (we have 3) and cup of tea. The bursts of... View full post > Related posts: Cathleen Cantrell’s Sweet and Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Bonnie Bakhtiari’s Pink and Chic Home Office {Office Tour} Holly Nichols’ Art-Worthy Home Office {Office Tour}
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Take a Tour with Bridget Beari!

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

    2 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    It's hard to pick favorites but here are a few. I picked different ones than I posted on instagram or twitter. So here they are …Always my first stop at Market, Textures never disappoints. #1 Turtles from Textures. Perfect for our Tulum Mexico project. We loaded the car with goodies! #2 Circle base table at Julian Chichester. Brass and gold were everywhere.#3 painted stair riser inserts from Mirth Studio. I posted about this company at ICFF but the new risers were very cool! #5 Gold perforated chandelier from Oly Studios. Love the layers.        …
  • Red and Brass Dominant at Fall Highpoint Market

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    This Fall Market had to be one of the best! It was jammed packed with design celebrities and parties galore! I did my regular Design Finds #1-10 on Instagram and Facebook but what I noticed the most were the color and material themes. Everywhere you looked was brass, gold, brass!Here is Kelly Wearstler's new line for Visual Comfort - mid century cool as usual from Kelly. Gorgeous brass legged table from Mr. Brown. Honeycomb shape was hot too - this new lamp from Mr. BrownBrass combo with stone from Sherrill in the Mr. and Mrs. Howard collection. Red was the…
  • Richmond Symphony Designer House 2014

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
     The 2014 Richmond Symphony Designer House is now open for viewing. Bridget Beari is showcasing our new wallpaper line in the entry foyer. The wall pattern is called Loki in Bastille Brass. Normally a vertical paper we ran this one horizontal withe a painted stripe between. The stripe and ceiling are painted our color Space M28 from the Modern deck. Thanks to H.J. Holtz and Son specifically Jeff, Logan, Brian and Ray for their expert hanging and painting skills. They are truly the best. Jeff never says no to all my crazy ideas! On the ceiling we enlarged the Loki pattern…
  • Designer Sketches

    6 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    As we head into the final week of preparation for the 2014 Richmond Symphony Designer House I am thrilled with the results and can't wait to show it to you but of course it is top secret until reveal time. Here are the 3 sketches I did for the proposed rooms in the home. Number #1 choice was for the foyer: ( which I was rewarded )Sweeping curved staircase25 ft. ceilingsThe prefect place to show off our new Bridget Beari Papers - Loki and Buscemigold, grey and white were the colors of choiceplaying with over scaled items, mixing antiques and modern pieces, custom…
 
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    COCOCOZY

  • PLATNER CHAIRS DESIGN INSPIRED & BLACK FRIDAY SALE PREVIEW

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The Platner chair...an iconic piece of furniture first introduced in 1966 by American architect and interior designer Warren Platner (1919-2006) and Knoll.  A wire metal chair that makes a solid... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • VILLA DELLA COSTA - $35 MILLION DOLLAR ESTATE

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    Last week, while researching my post on homes for sale priced at over $100 million dollars, I happened upon this relative bargain of a gem in Santa Barbara at $35 million dollars. This home is named... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC NYC LOFT

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    Years ago, I did a post on up and coming NYC interior designer Jenny Wolf.  Well, when I saw Jenny's latest project, I found that she is no longer up and coming...she has arrived. When I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SOOTHING MODERN MELBOURNE APARTMENT

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Today I bring you a lovely apartment in the heart of Melbourne Australia. Grounded in neutral tones of gray and white with a hint of orange to add style, the apartment has a modern mid century edge... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SEATTLE HOME PLAYS PATTERNS WITH COCOCOZY RUGS

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    COCOCOZY Fence rug in  the living room of a Craftsman style Seattle home! (above) Was so excited to receive an email the other day from interior designer Beth Dotolo of Pulp Design Studios based... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Simplified Bee

  • Friday Finds :: Cozy Winter Style

    Cristin
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. It’s that time of the year again! With winter’s chill comes the fun of bundling up in a comfy throw in front of a crackling fires while sipping hot cocoa. It also means that for many it’s essential to layer sweaters, coats and scarves to stay warm. Just because you are all bundled up, doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style. I’ve hand-picked five favorites – in timeless grays and black – that will keep you warm…
  • Design Crush :: Bradshaw Orrell Interiors

    Cristin
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    The clean, light and airy home designed by Bradshaw Orrell Interiors stopped me in my tracks. Featured in Traditional Home, the Greensboro, North Carolina house was recently transformed for a newlywed couple relocating to the south from Manhattan. Orrell describes how the couple’s exquisite artwork, heirloom antiques and natural light played a crucial role in the overall design. In addition, Orrell, a former furniture designer for Niermann Weeks and Baker, incorporated his own sleek custom-designed furniture. The result is fresh, elegant and has a new traditional flare. Simply…
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014 :: For the Hostess

    Cristin
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. (holiday table by camille styles) In just a couple weeks holiday parties will be in full swing (can you believe it?!) Whether it’s a family dinner, cocktails with friends or a large holiday party you mustn’t forget to bring a little something for the hostess. Struggling with what to give? Consider items that will resonate with your hostess. In the past I’ve given gifts I know the hostess will love including my favorite tea, cooking…
  • Pink Holiday Decor

    Cristin
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    This festive living room featured on Poppytalk had me thinking of how much I love the color pink during the Christmas season. Simply a pale hue of red, pinks are fabulous paired with blues, greens and golds as a palette for any of the upcoming holidays. Certainly not traditional, pink holiday decor can be playful, elegant and sophisticated. Take a look at a few inspiring pink holiday decor perfect for your Thanksgiving tablescape, Christmas vignettes and News Year’s Eve dinner party. (source) (source) (source) (source) (source) Turn on your JavaScript to view content The post Pink…
  • Organized Closet on a Budget

    Cristin
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    An organized space is like a breath of fresh air. It calms us. For most, wardrobe closets can be some of the most unorganized spaces in their home. Therefore I always recommend closet systems to help keep reach in and walk-in closets organized.  These systems can be pricey, so when I stumbled across this gorgeous black and white organized closet – done on a serious budget – I had to share it with you.  Nina Holst of Stylizimo created a beautiful walk-in-closet using items mostly from Ikea. The DIY shoe rack created with a series of Ikea’s BYGEL towel rods and spray painted…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Black, White and Toffee

    Trudy Crane
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:41 pm
    I have posted about this colour combination before and I love it so much.This toffee colour usually comes in some form of wood, leather or rattan and it works so well off black and white. These are some super examples here of how you can incorporate it into your home. Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House Enjoy! Trudy xx via:
  • J Crew in Paris

    Trudy Crane
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Next year J Crew (one of my favourite stores...love Jenna Lyons) is opening in Paris for Spring 2015. To celebrate this J Crew held a little party to preview the collection...well I love the look of the collection but what about this location! Sigh...yes another beautiful apartment in Paris with fabulous chandeliers and amazing marble fireplaces. The styling on that fireplace is nothing short of perfection!  Stunning! Photos: Bryan Derballa. Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House Enjoy!
  • The 5 Best White Sofas!

    Trudy Crane
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    About 6 years ago I bought a Montauk sofa and chair slipcovered in white heavy cotton. I loved them then and I still love them now. Before that I had Ikeas white slipcovered sofas but I was ready to invest in something better and more durable and I am so glad I did. The quality is fantastic and if I get tired of the look I can always redo the slipcovers.  If I were to replace my sofas today I would probably buy the Dream sofa from ABC Carpet and Home. They are amazingly comfortable and have a slightly more modern look to them....less shabby chic than the Montauk. My other favourite is…
  • Pink Friday

    Trudy Crane
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Pretty pinks this Friday. Don't you love this first photo with the gorgeous walls and fringe and of course that amazing pink couch! Pink looks good in any shade don't you think? I posted some peachy pinks a couple of weeks ago here as well. Hope you have a lovely weekend!! Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House  Enjoy! Trudy xx   via: frenchyfancy.com, dezeen.com, buttercannotfly.tumblr.com, samsmith.ml, emmas.blogg.se
  • White on White

    Trudy Crane
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Oh this is one of those super houses I come across that I just love. Anyone that can do white on white this well is a star for me. Line Kay, who is a stylist and photographer as well as the owner of this home, has such good taste. (you must check out her Instagram ....swoon!) A bit of natural wood and accessories in wood tones break up the white but keep the right mood at the same time. The white wood floors are such a favourite! Are you brave enough to do white on white like this? Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My…
 
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    BLOG - Franki Durbin

  • Musings: On Maxing Out...

    franki durbin
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:19 am
    I'm certainly in a stage where I'm learning lessons. Lesson after lesson after lesson. And what I'm taking from these delicate life lessons is to maximize your focus on what you're blessed enough to have. Whether your "gifts" are porcelain skin, unbounded physical energy or a fabulous collection of inherited china, it's your right - and perhaps your duty - to rock it like nobody's business.Perhaps the message here is this: accentuate the positive. That's right. Stop dwelling on your perceived "lack" or challenges and move on with thoughts of what IS right - so right - in your life. It is…
  • For You: Gorgeous Brass Desk Accessories...

    franki durbin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Put this entire collection of brass desk accessories on your the "Instagram essential" list. A golden ruler, clever oversized paper clips, that amazing pencil case (who cares if you actually use if for jewels instead?) and even a pencil should you choose to make a list of stylish to-do's for the day. Each desktop accessory is so photo-ready you might need to grab an entire set. Your legions of double-tapping fans will thank you.   Lucent Desk Collection $24-68
  • Current Obsession: Pink Patent Rockstud Pumps (Mmmm Hmmm)...

    franki durbin
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    Who doesn't love a little glamorous gift for themselves during the holidays? I'm a big proponent of making sure there's something special under the tree (and perhaps in the closet) by taking care of business myself. Do you do the same? If so, high five to you, kindred spirit. Now... what's a girly to add to her wardrobe this season that's indulgent, stunning and oh-so-special? Perhaps these very Pinterest-worthy Valentino pink rockstud pumps in patent leather. Yes, please... I'll have two. And I'll be back for the matching pink handbag as well. Thank you, Valentino, for making…
  • For the Art Lover: Les Femmes 2015 Calendar...

    franki durbin
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Who doesn't covet this calendar featuring the illustrated works of artist & street style blogger Garance Doré? Yes, it serves a utilitarian purpose of telling you how many days until your next soirée (it's tomorrow, by the way), it serves as eye-catching art above your desk. I love Garance's signature style and fuss-free illustrating techniques. You'll love flipping the page each month to see which street style femme is featured next. Les Femmes 2015 Calendar $28
  • For You: The Glamorous Quartz Paperweight You Covet...

    franki durbin
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    You know you want this for those Instagram vignettes. You crave it on your desk. You need it on your nightstand. You want it in your life. Go ahead... grab yourself a small piece of energy-clearing quartz dipped in gleaming gold. For whatever reason we simply can't resist the glamorous simplicity of these objets, and why should we? Spoil yourself this with a small token of crystal and let those good vibes keep coming.Crystalline Paperweight $18-65 
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • Easy Crafts That Illustrate The Fascinating Power Of Washi Tape

    Simona Ganea
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    There are tons of ways in which you can add color to your home with DIY washi tape projects.  They range from very simple to very complex, from cute and colorful to minimalist and elegant and they’re all really fun to try. The next 13 washi tape crafts are super simple and you can complete them in just a few minutes.Make your wooden spoons look a bit more attractive by adding a few colorful accents. Choose whatever kind of washi tape you prefer. It can be simple or patterned and you can combine as many colors as you want. Wrap the tape around the spoons and at the end you can also glue…
  • Architectural Office And Showroom Puts An Artistic Spin On Eclecticism

    Simona Ganea
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Architectural firm Sergey Makhno designed their office and showroom themselves and achieved a perfect balance by adopting an eclectic style. Located in Kiev, Ukraine, the showroom covers a total area of 200 square meters. It’s a welcoming space, with a comfortable sectional facing the reception desk and a décor that slowly reveals itself as you advance.The spaces inside the office are all interconnected, sometimes divided by partial walls to create the feeling of privacy. The wall behind the blue sectional is the barrier between the reception area and the workspace.From here you can…
  • Low-Cost Renovation Adds Glamor To A 1920’s Home

    Simona Ganea
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    Glamor doesn’t always have to come with a price tag. But while this is true, you wouldn’t expect a renovation of a 1920’s home to be a cheap project, especially if the result is as stunning as you see here. Located in the fancy Tamarama beachside suburb in Sydney, Australia, the home was amazing renovated by David Langston- JonesThe low-cost renovation made use of a humble palette of materials including plywood, fibre cement and corrugated iron. But, even so, the home looks really stylish, glamorous even.The architect was very clever when compartmentalizing the house, making…
  • The Papasan Chair – A Design Classic With Many Different Versions

    Simona Ganea
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    How can something have a classic design when there can be so many different variations for its design? It’s simple actually. The Papasan chair which is also known as a bowl chair is more of a style than the name used to describe a particular piece of furniture.First introduced in the U.S. n the 1950s, the Papasan chair became really popular in the ’70s. It continues to be used in interior designs around the globe, being appreciated for the comfort it offers and simple and practical design.The seat rests in an upright frame, traditionally made of rattan but which can also be made…
  • Pairing Raw Beauty With Sleek Designs Through Live-Edge Tables

    Simona Ganea
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Live-edge furniture, regardless of the type, is essentially sculptural and unique and always stands out. It also tends to look rustic to pairing it with more modern decors is sometimes challenging. Yet a live-edge dining table or coffee table can’t possibly look inadequate, no matter how you slice it.Take advantage of the table’s unique shape when planning the décor and layout of the room. This one is cantilevered off a marble cooktop and serves both as a kitchen island and an elegant dining table.{found on dwell}.A live-edge dining table can’t possibly have a perfectly…
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  • Zephyr, refining the art of the cooker hood #BlogTourCali

    Andrew Dunning
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The humble cooker hood has a bad deal, it’s usually overlooked as an essential element of kitchen design. A standard stainless steel chimney is then specified or if you don’t want to see it maybe a hidden hood in a cupboard. An even worse crime is to just dismiss the requirement stating your room is large enough to cope without it or you will just open a window. To create a clean healthy kitchen good extraction is essential. As we include kitchen design in our services at APD Interiors it was really interesting to spend one of my evenings on BlogTourCali with sponsor Zephyr. At…
  • DXV, setting the way for a new American Standard #BlogTourCali

    Andrew Dunning
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As I design and specify many bathrooms I’m always interested in viewing new product ranges. Fixtures and fittings often go through many life cycles and we’ve recently seen products in an Art Deco style reintroduced by some suppliers. Also brass and bronze taps have started to appear in bathrooms again. One of the BlogTourCali sponsors this year was DXV, a new brand that was launched earlier this year by American Standard. The brand celebrates and represents the 15 decades that American Standard has been in business. In many homes across the USA you will find their products, they…
  • The joys of Steam #BlogTourCali

    Andrew Dunning
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    For a very long time I have appreciated of the joys of taking a steam bath. From regular trips to the magnificent Porchester Spa in London to the delights of Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall in Helsinki I understand how good for your health steam can be. So when BlogTourCali sponsor Mr Steam added a trip to a spa onto our itinerary I was the first person off our tour bus that day! The gorgeous Bacara Resort & Spa is located in Santa Barbara and after a short trip up the highway from Los Angeles we arrived around lunchtime for some ‘activity’ – yes, they made us work for our…
  • Room of the Week #BlogTourCali remembered

    Andrew Dunning
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Just over a week ago I returned from BlogTourCali so this week I have chosen a Californian living room as our Room of the Week. I really embraced and enjoyed the lifestyle in California. Outdoor living in eternal sunshine is pretty amazing and the homes are often designed to make the most of the exterior views. The huge picture window in this room allows the majestic sculptural qualities of the Aleppo Pine tree to be appreciated. This room features polished concrete floors that help to make the most of the natural light. While in San Francisco I spent an amazing evening with the…
  • Next stop San Francisco #BlogTourCali

    Andrew Dunning
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    We are now a few days into BlogTourCali and have been immersed in a design and wellness adventure and thoroughly spoilt by Modenus and the sponsors. Our trip to the Bacara Resort and Spa organised by tour sponsor Mr Steam was pretty amazing, and emphasised the point that exercise and looking after yourself is so important. Today we are continuing our roadtrip up the Pacific Coast Highway after an overnight stay in Cambria. As someone who is happiest when I’m by the beach I’m enjoying the inspiration a rugged coastline always gives me. We stopped off for dinner at the Caliza Winery…
 
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  • Modern Mountain Chic

    Jon Peters
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M Today in the South, this Polar Vortex was no joke. Rarely do I ever need to wear a scarf or a jacket, but today was the first day this year that I ended up feeling like wearing both was essential to not turning into a human icicle. I’ve said before that I’m a big fan of seeing the seasons change, but I’m definitely feeling like mother nature skipped fall and went straight to winter this week. I love taking the opportunity to travel north (especially up in the mountains) in order to have a picture perfect ‘winter moment’. Cold weather is always a really dramatic phenomenon…
  • Fab (Faux) Fur Throws

    Jon Peters
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Studio M It come as no surprise (especially with this cold weather) that a fab faux fur throw blanket is one of the season’s hottest home decor trends of the moment. I bought a really comfortable cream and gray version from Z Gallerie a few years back that I always seem to rediscover once the temperature outside gets cold.I think that the softness and natural color provides a luxurious comfort that is just as stylish as it is functional. Whether you actually need them or not, these faux fur throw blankets are a friend to cold toes. If you’re anything like me, you think your feet feel…
  • Grown-Up Party Snacks

    Jon Peters
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M Since the time change and it’s starting to feel like what I think fall should feel like (typically, in the South this means that it’s less boiling during the day and freezing at night, and a smidgen less humidity) I’ve found myself in a much more festive mood.One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to entertain friends at home.Whether it’s taking part in an ugly sweater party or participating in a fabulous “Friendsgiving”, I think that the cooler weather brings people together more for large meals and lots of spirits. Above: Gluten-Free Soft Pretzel…
  • Content and Contemporary

    Studio M
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M Nip/Tuck was one of my favorite shows to watch while it aired for many reasons but I’ve always enjoyed the modern and contemporary styles. Everything from the offices, apartments, furniture, and houses were designed as the pinnacles of desire and elegance. Casa CP 78 is located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico and designed by Taller Estilo Arquitectura giving a nice blend of contemporary architecture and natural cohesion. The open spaces and soft color tones embrace and morph the living areas to the time of day. The sun shines through the glass walls and the moon glimmers along the pool…
  • Clean, Simple Style

    Jon Peters
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Studio M One of my favorite home interior design trends has got to be decorating with a clean, simple aesthetic. These bright, fresh rooms with clean lines look fab, and what makes this style even more chic is that fact that it will always be in vogue. With all these trends that may or may not stick around for a while, such as masculine minimal, gypsy bohemian, and modern rustic, it’s refreshing to see more designers opt for a classically streamlined, simple style. Two of my most favorite rooms that I find myself dreaming to design one day would have to be kitchens and living rooms, and…
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  • How Modular Office Furniture Changed Interior Design

    Interior Design Style
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    Boring office settings are way over. They are most likely to be history by now. Thanks to the modular office furniture that emerged in this new era. More and more companies have come to realization that these pieces of crafted products are more efficient and effective for their business. These items come in partitions that people can assemble to create a good office ambiance. At the same time, office modular furniture has also made its way to alchemize the interior concepts of work settings in many ways. These changes are little noticed but they have huge impact on the business…
  • Three Ideas to Make Your Living Space Classier

    Interior Design Style
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    If you have ever seen a home design program on television, you have probably wondered how to make your living space look as classy and perfect as the ones designed by the professionals. It’s actually very easy to get a classy living space all on your own just by following some easy tips. Stick to a Colour Scheme The colour scheme for your living space should echo your own personality. Do not pick a colour scheme based on what you think a living space should look like. Your home should be comfortable for you first and trendy second. If your favourite colour is hot pick, you can…
  • How to Design a Small Outdoor Space

    Interior Design Style
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    When dealing with a small outdoor space, it can be difficult to make all of your design dreams come true. If you are envious of the massive in-ground pools, waterfalls, and large dining areas and outdoor fireplaces that you see in the magazines and on some of the most popular interior and exterior design sites because you don’t have the room to fit these into your own garden, fret not, as there are plenty of options after all. Designing a small outdoor space may be challenging, but the rewards will be worthwhile. Make the process easier with the tips below. Add Plenty of Beautiful…
  • Fibreglass, Vinyl or Concrete – Which is the Best Material for Your Pool?

    Interior Design Style
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    An inground swimming pool can turn your garden into an oasis. It may be more expensive to install than an above ground pool, however, it is almost always worth the cost. Not only can an inground pool transform the look of your outdoor space, but it can also express your creativity. When designing an outdoor pool, one of the most important considerations that you will need to make is regarding the building material. Inground pools are usually constructed from either fibreglass, vinyl, or concrete. This article takes a look at these three options and describes the benefits of each.
  • Ideas for Using Dry Erase Paint in Your Home

    Interior Design Style
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Dry erase paint or whiteboard paint can be amusing and endlessly useful – at home or in the office, this versatile product can be useful in ways that you may never have imagined. Did you know you can transform pretty much any smooth surface in your home into a place that can be easily written upon or drawn upon and very easily erased as well? Think of all the stuff you can do with a product as versatile as dry erase paint. What is dry erase paint or whiteboard paint? Simply put, this is a type of paint that can be used to transform practically any even surface into a white or black…
 
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  • Ontario is considering e-signatures for real estate transactions

    TheRedPin Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    It’s no secret that the majority of today’s house hunters have options, thanks to living in a digital era. From kick off their searches online and delving through real estate listings to finding their ideal, customer obsessed realtor, but when it comes to actually signing a contract, buyers still have to bust out the age old pen and paper. The Ontario government is now looking to change that, by considering electronic signatures to be legitimate when making real estate transactions. Requiring contracts to be signed in-person can often delay the real estate transaction all together.
  • Torontonians line up for Wahlburgers grand opening on King West

    TheRedPin Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    Living in King West is just as trendy as the famous Toronto restaurants popping up in the neighbourhood. Located at 46 Blue Jays Way, in King WestWahlburgers, a gourmet burger chain from movie star Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie and Paul, recently opened up their first Canadian branch in Toronto. Based on the huge crowd that gathered for the restaurant’s opening (below), many Torontonians are excited to try out a celebrity burger joint, on a hot downtown strip. Image Source: leak73/imgur.com The new burger joint will likely fill up with those looking to munch between bar…
  • Construction cranes rise high at Howard Park Phase 2 in Roncesvalles

    TheRedPin Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Rendering of Howard Park Condos Phase 2, courtesy of Triumph Developments Construction on the second phase of Triumph Development’s boutique style condo community, Howard Park Condos, is quickly moving forward. Situated at 6o Howard Park Avenue, right in the heart of Roncesvalles Village, this mixed-use project is just a short stroll from the city’s largest urban park – High Park Toronto. With a near perfect walk score of 98, along with direct access to multiple TTC streetcars, everything from Roncesvalles restaurants, specialty vintage shops and scrumptious bakeries…
  • Hot Listings: November 17 – 21

    TheRedPin Team
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal hot listings in the GTA that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour!  Apt. 705 – 1 Deer Park Crescent Yonge Street, Toronto Contact to Dan Levi to Book a Tour Asking Price: $779,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $2,921 | Details: 2 Beds, 2 Baths 248 Hillside Avenue Vanier, Oshawa Contact to Patricia Chiasson to Book a Tour Asking Price: $389,900 | TheRedPin Rebate:…
  • Toronto’s Corktown Common named one of the world’s Greenest parks

    TheRedPin Team
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Corktown Common – IMAGE FROM http://www.waterfrontoronto.ca/ For the past 27 years, Popular Science Magazine has been on a mission to publish the “Best of What’s New” –  an annual list of the world’s most innovative products and technologies. Alongside dancing robots and new apps, a Toronto favourite made the list this year – Corktown Common. The massive 18-acre urban park (which first opened in spring 2013) in Toronto’s newly revitalized West DonLands, won in the Green category. Thanks largely in part to the park’s design and emphasis on sustainability.
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  • Liquorish, recycled oak wine barrel stave shot glass sampler, 5 shot glasses by StilNovoDesign

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    79.99 USDLiquorish is a unique shot glass sampler, perfect to serve a selection of spirits/liquors in a very original presentation. Ideal for dinner parties, gatherings and tastings. Its stylish design will harmonize with any interior design, from classical to contemporary.Our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France. The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create. The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The red wine…
  • Lumberghini, finest wine gift box, recycled oak wine barrel by StilNovoDesign

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    89.99 USDThis handcrafted wine gift box is perfect to adequately accompany any 750 ml. bottle of exclusive vintage for a very glamorous and striking presentation.Lumberghini is one of our three gift boxes original designs.Every box is individually made and a one of a kind piece; our boxes offer an artisan and high- end alternative to the mass produced gift boxes on the market.As the rest of our items, Lumberghini is entirely made with recycled solid oak from discarded French wine barrels, every stave is individually sanded back to its original wood and creatively reinvented.Lumberghini’s…
  • The Trousse, luxury wine gift box, recycled oak wine barrel by StilNovoDesign

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    99.99 USDThis handcrafted wine gift box is perfect to adequately accompany any 750 ml. bottle of exclusive vintage for a very glamorous and striking presentation. The Trousse is one of our three gift boxes original designs. Perfect wine box for wedding ceremonies, it can also be adapted to accommodate multiple bottles, Champagne bottles or custom sizes. Please contact us for details on additional costs.As the rest of our items, The Trousse is entirely made with recycled solid oak from discarded French wine barrels, every stave is individually sanded back to its original wood and creatively…
  • Cricket, oval recycled oak wine barrel end or side table, 4 legs by StilNovoDesign

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    465.00 USDStil Novo Design’s unique oval end/side table is entirely made with the solid oak and the galvanized steel hoops recycled from discarded, used wine barrels.Our Cricket is a stunning little table that can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive and useful piece of home décor.Cricket is a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.This table features an oval top and a round bottom tray, both made by recycling wine barrels' tops; the tray is smartly settled at the center of the four legs and framed by a barrel's galvanized…
  • The Emperor Seat, recycled oak wine barrel staves gorgeous stool, small bench by StilNovoDesign

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    295.00 USDThis spectacular solid stool is entirely made of recycled white oak wood from French wine barrels.Our Emperor Seat is a perfect combination of practicality, comfort and sophistication; it can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a unique and handy piece of home decor.By using the natural arch of a barrel stave we are able to create this particularly attractive silhouette reminiscent of oriental flavor.The top and the sides are stained with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry chocolate’ finish while the rest is stained with…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • When Is It Too Cold To Build A House?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Veronika Miller
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    After a long night of food, wine, and song, the BlogTour Cali gang headed back to the beachside cottages to rest in preparation for the long road trip the following day. We traveled north out of Cambria, which showed off its spectacular rolling California hills, along the Pacific Coast Highway until we reached San Francisco. Zephyr Ventilation graciously opened their show room to us for dinner, a Zephyr media tour, and a presentation by the wonderful architect and Zephyr designer, Fu tung Cheng. The drive was breathtaking–the steep cliffs and winding roads made a few of us a bit uneasy,…
  • Functional Design with a Modern Twist: Previews of KBIS 2015

    Florence von Pelet
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    With KBIS 2015 just around the corner, exhibitors are building the anticipation with a flood of innovative new products. We couldn’t help but discover a theme of modern & functional design found throughout the KBIS 2015 pressroom, two elements of design that we love. What is better than functional design that is sleek and sexy? The Lotus tub by Clarke Architectural achieves just that. The tub has a sensual and modern shape that just begs you to hop in for a dip. The unique shape is structured with a base that creates a contemporary twist on a classic clawfoot tub. The solid bath…
  • Let your Creative Juices Flow with Top Knob’s Newest Cabinet Hardware Contest

    Florence von Pelet
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Hey designers and architects! Be sure to check out Top Knob’s latest contest and unleash your inner creative genius. Here’s the rundown: Top Knobs wants to challenge you to create the next innovative hardware design. The rules are simple: Create a hand or digital drawing of your own idea for a kitchen cabinet pull or knob and upload your original design to the #TopKnobsChallenge Cabinet Hardware Design Contest page with a brief description. What are the stakes you ask? The winning prize is $1,000 and a $500 gift card for 2nd and 3rd place. What’s even better, if your design…
  • #BlogTourCali Day 3: Bacara Resort and Caliza Winery

    Veronika Miller
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Rise and shine, bloggers! Day 3 of BlogTour Cali began with a bus ride to the beautiful Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara. Mr. Steam’s Martha Orellana joined the tour to show us a thing or two about relaxing–the Tala way. After our rejuvenating morning at Bacara, we traveled North to a small, quaint seaside town called Cambria and visited the Caliza Winery for their annual harvest festival to share wine, bread, and laughs. Once arrived at the Bacara Resort and Spa, we were led to a quiet lawn on a hillside that overlooked the ocean. We chaturunga-ed with the cool California…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Trend Report: Brass

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

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

    Meg McMillan
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Fall is here and before you know it, the holidays will be too! For many of us, the holidays are a time for family gatherings, parties, dinners and entertaining. What better time to be thinking about your dining and entertaining areas and creating the perfect atmosphere for your guests! I recently competed in an episode of Space Off on The Design Network. My design challenge was to create a dining room space for a recently retired couple who loves to entertain their many friends, but also wants a place to have intimate dinners for just the two of them. They described their style as classic and…
  • Restoration Vintage Gallery Opening

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Eclectic. Handmade. Restoration Vintage antique reproductions and vintage inspired pieces all tell a story, and many are made using natural fibers and reclaimed or recycled materials. Furnitureland South’s Restoration Vintage Gallery, now open on the first floor of the Mart, spans 22,000 square feet and, in addition to furniture, showcases lighting, rugs and accessories that perfectly complement this style. In this exciting new space, we carry several high-quality, well-known manufacturers, including Sarreid Ltd., Curations Limited, Furniture Classics Ltd., GJ Styles, Dovetail, and Four…
  • Devoted Delivery

    Laura Dotson
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    I am always in awe of the level of dedication and professionalism exhibited by the delivery team at Furnitureland South, but the matter was taken to a different level when I recently witnessed a delivery for the most amazing person I’ve ever known—my Mother! As I drove up to my Mother’s assisted living community, the sleek, black Furnitureland South truck that I love so much was already there waiting for me. They were delivering a chair, but not just any chair—it was a chair that would make my Mother’s life easier, more comfortable, and even healthier. This UltraComfort of America…
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  • Dream on Dreamer

    Nina Holst
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8  I  9   Today´s favorites in black, grey and wood from Stylizimo Shop! Links to all products above. Do you see anything you like? Collage by Nina Holst
  • A charming house for sale!

    Nina Holst
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    Our good friends are selling their charming house these days, and I have to share their lovely home with you, as I really love their unique and personal style. Notice how well they are mixing styles and using color to add personality to the rooms. This is a home with a big heart! I actually shared some photos I took at their garden party last summer here on the blog last year. You can see more of their lovely gardenparty here. Find the listing of the house to see more photos HERE! Maybe YOUR next home? Images: Finn.no / Gardenparty: Nina Holst
  • Landmark posters

    Nina Holst
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    With lots of walls to decorate in the new house I´m looking for something new to hang on the walls. I think the landmark posters from Studio Esinam is fabulous, but I can´t decide on which city to choose! Do you have a favorite? Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Brooklyn and Göteborg are all available in Stylizimo Shop. Do you need something new for your walls as well? You can find lots of products for the walls under the category Prints/Art on Stylizimo Shop. Images: Studio Esinam  
  • Get ready for Christmas

    Nina Holst
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
      1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8  I  9  I  10 Christmas is sneaking upon us, and it´s time to plan the decorations. I just bought the cool black and grey paper stars as well as the candle holder Allas by Andreas Engesvik to myself, so I´m all set for Advent this year. Do you have what you need for the holiday season? If not, you can find a lot of nice Christmas decorations at Stylizimo Shop right now!   Collage: Nina Holst for Stylizimo Shop
  • Lovely styled apartment

    Nina Holst
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    Today I want to share some of the lovely photos Agata Dimmich is sharing with us on Stylizimo.com. Agata was raised in Poland, but is now living in Milan, Italy working with what she loves the most; creating, styling and photographing beautiful spaces and products. The photos you see here is from an apartment she styled for Salerno Costruzioni Group ( an apartment for sale ), and I absolutely love what she has done to the place. It looks so personalized  and welcoming! My favorite room is the office space. I really like the way she has used soft pink together with black and white, and the…
 
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  • Laidley Street Residence by Michael Hennessey Architecture

    Le Trung Thanh
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    Michael Hennessey Architecture have designed a contemporary home in San Francisco, California.Architect: Michael Hennessey Architecture
  • FIU Restaurant Management Lab by Echeverria Design Group

    Le Trung Thanh
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:48 am
    EDG created a school lab restaurant based on a full service 200 person dining room, wine tower feature, wine tasting area and a teaching bar and kitchen lab. The kitchen was designed to incorporate the latest video technology to support the restaurant lab and customer experience. Photogtaphy by Dan Forer
  • Asbal Balevi by Melih Konuk, Bursa – Turkey

    Le Trung Thanh
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Asbal Balevi by Melih Konuk, Bursa -Turkey Photography: M.Can GÖKSUDesign by Melih KONUK
  • DOZE modular seating system by Flou

    Le Trung Thanh
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    An expression of comfort, style and quality: DOZE is a modular seating system. There is total freedom to combine the seats, the backrests and the armrests to produce solutions that can be adapted to the widest range of demands; linear 2-, 3-, 4- or more seater sofas, corner settees, with extensions or platform-based. The ingredient that allows DOZE to stand out from the crowd is comfort. Absolute comfort, comparable to a mattress, thanks to the slatted base, the sprung padding and a liner in a special transpiring fabric.The quilted seat with its removable fabric, leather or ecological leather…
  • John Lewis by PhillCreates at Design Junction, London – UK

    Le Trung Thanh
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    This year for the first time, as an integral part of our ambition to encourage and nurture new design talent, John Lewis exhibited at Design Junction, a central event and vital element of the London Design Festival. We presented a curated collection based on our Design Collective credentials; a number of our existing in-house and collaborative designers were in attendance at the show, but also some young designers whose work we admired and recognised at this year’s New Designers exhibition. Design Collective is of course all about great design, but it’s also a grass-roots initiative…
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  • Cute Kids Rooms By Fajno Design

    HD Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    There is no better place to celebrate the joy of whimsy and play than in a child’s room. With designs that are colorful and vibrant, a room can serve to inspire a child’s creativity and make them excited to spend time there alone and with their friends. These children’s rooms from Fajno Design are each unique, but use playful, youthful designs to create spaces that will surely be enjoyed for many years. The wallpapers that the designers have chosen for these rooms are particularly notable. Though an infant in a crib may not be able to fully process their room’s design,…
  • Steel, Concrete, and Stone Home with Central Courtyard

    HD Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    When an architect is allowed the freedom to create a space that he knows will work for this clients, that level of trust comes through in the final design. Such was the case in this elegant modern home from architect Elias Rizo, who has indicated “thorough communication” and “complete trust” were essential in completing this home. The resulting structure is careful and calming, making every effort to ensure comfort and preserve privacy as well as the illusion of isolation, even in a neighborhood that sets houses close to one another. Beginning with a rear view of the…
  • Tamizo, the Masters Of Black & White Design

    HD Staff
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    The first design is a house located in Torun, a city in northern Poland along the Vistula River. The majority of the interior is done in deep gray, black, and blinding white. The resulting space is certainly sleek but manages to create its own energy. Clean lines and angular design are a focal point, but subtle textures in the brick and concrete walls create a lot of visual interest. Further, the black and white style can run the risk of feeling a bit too buttoned up as if from the dystopic future. Whimsical elements like a single electric green chair (we’ll see this become a theme) and…
  • 21 Relaxing Living Rooms with Gorgeous, Modern Sofas

    HD Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    When you visit someone’s home, one of the first place you will usually be welcomed is the living room. The modern day equivalent of a drawing room, these spaces are set up for conversation, connection, and entertainment. Each living room in this post creates a welcoming atmosphere with plenty of comfortable seating, vibrant colors, and elegant, modern style. They are the type of place you would be glad to show off and just as glad to be welcomed into. Have a look. The pitched roof in this stylish home from visualizer Vizuall gives the living room a bit of height. Coupled with the low,…
  • Three Creative Lofts Fit for Stylish Artists

    HD Staff
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    At one time, loft living was reserved for the truly avant garde. The term calls to mind images of Andy Warhol and his collective lounging around on cushions, barely protected from a dusty concrete floor covered in paint splatters. But in recent years, lofts have become highly desirable, not just for artists but for anyone with an artists’ spirit. The vaulted ceilings, massive windows, and inherently industrial design is attractive to all types of people who want to live a little differently. The three lofts in this post have their own distinct personality, but each transforms a simple…
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  • $200 Target Gift Card Christmas Giveaway!

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

    Susan
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
    It’s awkward, isn’t it?  Halloween is over, Thanksgiving decor is typically traditional, and it seems too early to bring out our more creative Christmas bling. We feel a little lost, unsure of what our next holiday decorating move should be. No worries – here are a few (somewhat) graceful transitional holiday decorating ideas to bridge the 4th quarter holidays! It’s all about small moves! A few subtle tweaks to your spooky vignettes can go a long way in bridging the gap. Rather than an autumnal display on a tray (previously shown here), why not create a simple…
  • How to Fake a Bathroom Renovation

    Susan
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    We have plans for the bathroom upstairs. Big plans. Afterall, it’s the go-to bathroom for two girls and any house guests. But right now (meaning within two weeks) we have guests coming. Not just any guests – my Mom will see it! No time to change the single sink to a double, redo the floor, get a new commode or new mirror or lighting. We’re left with one possible option. Distraction! Note the lovely mid-sixties linoleum floor and dated vanity. Can’t change those, so let’s distract with what we can change. The only DIY part of this project was painting the window…
  • A Sweet Bedtime Story

    Susan
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Once upon a time, there was a wonderful woman who loved her husband and cared for him daily through his six-year illness. The family’s love was such an inspiration to others, that after he went home, those around her wanted to do something to make her feel better and give her strength. Friends, family and community came together to give her an unexpected surprise – a brand new master retreat. Armed with her inspiration art piece, favorite color and Pinterest board of wishes, her friends arranged for her to visit a friend out of town (how sneaky) and organized a spectacular…
  • Seven Insanely Easy Fall Decor Ideas

    Susan
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    I love all fall holidays, but like you…I am pretty busy this time of year. While I adore intricate displays of autumnal hues painfully and artistically created for that inevitable {sigh} moment, it just doesn’t work out in reality for me. So, I’m going to share with you a few low-lying fruit ideas I did this fall. 1. Shortcut Jack-o-lantern Sure, I’ll carve the real thing closer to Halloween, but as of this moment, I want a pumpkin and I want it now! So I pulled out my tried and true copper Jack and added some green, orange and purple lights. Voila! 2. Tray-o-Stuff I…
 
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  • Thanksgiving Dessert for Kids: Indian Corn Cake Recipe

    Joy M
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Want to give your kids a reason to be thankful this year? Serve them this Thanksgiving dessert for kids. Cute and clever, it is pleasant to the eye and very easy to make. You can also serve it as the main dessert at a fall dinner party. Your family will be impressed and so will all your friends. For a playful spin, serve it during the holidays. Your little ones will love gobbling it up and will ask for more. You’ll find it hard to satisfy their appetite. Use this recipe from Food.com to make it. Thanksgiving Dessert for Kids: Indian Corn Cake Your kids will gobble up these Thanksgiving…
  • Craft Project: Spray Painted Leaves for your Interiors

    Joy M
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
    Simple, inexpensive DIY projects are always in demand. They help you to transform your home without spending an arm and a leg. This craft project is one of them. You’ll enjoy getting your hands dirty whether you are alone or with your kids. The project presents a great opportunity to bring a touch of nature into your home. Chances are you have most of the supplies on hand. So, check the list, raid your supplies closet, and get started! Craft Project: Spray Painted Leaves for your Interiors Beautify your home with your own art Image via: Easy Fresh Ideas Things You’ll Need Paper (card…
  • Fall DIY Project: Sugar and Spice Garland Craft

    Rehana Akter
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    A garland made with all fruits and ingredients available during the autumn season may become the best of fall DIY projects that you can think of. The best thing is that this garland can be used to decorate both the inside and outside your home. Use it around the mantel, on the living room walls, or at the front door and it will bring a strong autumn flavor into your home. Check out this DIY garland from Save on Crafts: Fall DIY Project: Sugar and Spice Garland Craft Bring fall flavors into your home with this wreath! Image via: Pinterest Materials 6 raffia strands (each piece should be 1 yard…
  • How Safe is Your Older Home? The Dangers of Asbestos

    Ronique
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Would you believe me if I told you that there is a cancer causing substance lurking in about 30 million homes and about 800,000 schools and commercial buildings? Unfortunately, this is true. Asbestos, a known human carcinogen, was produced and used in the US between the 1930s-70’s as an additive for many common building materials. It was used in many flooring, insulation, roofing and adhesive. Although asbestos production ended by 1980, many homes still have asbestos containing products in them. Asbestos is completely harmless if it is not disturbed. The problem is that once it is broken…
  • Pumpkin Dessert: Pumpkin Bar with Cream Cheese Recipe

    Rehana Akter
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Nothing can be more mouthwatering than a pumpkin dessert on your dining table during these holidays! Pumpkin is available in the autumn and many people like it very much. Taste of Home has brought a number of different pumpkin recipes and this cheesy pumpkin bar is one of them. It will taste creamy and nutty that will surely please the taste buds of many! Pumpkin Dessert: Pumpkin Bar with Cream Cheese Enjoy a flavorful taste of pumpkin with every bite! Image via: Shared Sugar Ingredients 24 servings All-purpose flour (1-1/3 cups) Solid-pack pumpkin (1 can of 15 ounces) Old-fashioned oats (1…
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  • Tempting Table Settings

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why Guilford Green is the Color of the Year 2015

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

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

    Faith Sheridan
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Stylish Ways to Bring your Art Collection Together Artwork is one of the easiest ways to bring an extra dash of personal style into your home. But rather than simply hanging your art in the center of the wall, why not try something new with your display? From displaying your artwork of random sizes in a geometrical shape to choosing a dramatic backdrop, you will love these fresh ideas for bringing your art collection together. Consider Your Space First, determine which pieces will work best in which rooms of your home. Keep in mind that art can go a long way toward setting a mood for a room.
  • Colors I Love and Place Textiles Meet in Seattle

    Faith Sheridan
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Lately the colors I love are showing up with new vendors and in my current projects. Take for instance my presentation today to learn about Place Textiles. Ripley Worthy, National Sales Manager of Place Textiles, and LesliAnn Cone, my go-to ever so savvy representative, invited me to a small, as in the 3 of us, show and tell. I was captured by the story about Kristie Strasen which is partly the reason for my post. Place Textiles is her company. But what caught my attention was the transference of color across introductions that all work seamlessly together. This is her gift. As I read her…
  • The Color Season 2015 is Here-Does it Matter?

    Faith Sheridan
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    As I write this post I’m thinking about the color season presentations I attended this week. First there was Leatrice Eiseman who is often called ‘America’s color guru’ especially via her role with Pantone. “For most consumers today, color and style coordination in home interiors is a consistent goal, but the old rigid color rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines and options.” On this statement I can wholeheartedly agree with Leatrice by the direction of my current projects. Color and Design Trends Pantone 2015 A current whole house remodel…
 
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  • Custom Deliveries! Shop, Win & Save On Personalized Gifts

    Danielle
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    These giveaways and promotions have now ended. Winners will be announced shortly. This year, it’s all about making it personal! The gift-giving season has officially arrived, and if you ask us, the most thoughtful gifts are always those that represent a personalized touch. To get your holiday shopping up and running (they’ll be here before you know it!), we curated our favorite custom keepsakes, featuring everything from monogram mugs to initial necklaces. Reminder: put a bustle in your holiday hustle by checking product pages for estimated ship dates. It takes Layla Grayce’s elves…
  • Naturally Elegant Holiday Table Inspiration

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

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

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

    Danielle
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Kelly S.! There’s nothing quite like gazing at your gorgeous decor and seeing a lovely monogram splashed across the surface. From phone cases to cutting boards, a little customization makes an ordinary item feel one of a kind. Merging on-trend design with unique personalization, Boatman Geller has offered eye-catching expressions to Layla Grayce for an entire decade. Learn more about Boatman Geller’s style inspirations, hopes for the future (get ready to snuggle up!), and love of classic combos in our Q&A below with founder Jane Boatman…
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  • Psychological Staging in Action – Home Staging Befores and Afters

    Kristie Barnett
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    You may remember this dining room I posted about a few weeks back: The Realtor I worked with on this house wrote a great article about the “befores” and “afters” of the whole property, and since I’m still in southern California and would really rather get out of this hotel room and enjoy my last […]
  • Coral Reef – Finally A Color of the Year I Can Get Behind!

    Kristie Barnett
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    Just when I was beginning to lose hope, Sherwin-Williams announced it’s 2015 Color of the Year – Coral Reef (SW 6606). via And I love it!  I wasn’t thrilled with Benjamin Moore’s choice of a sage-meets-chartreuse green a few weeks back. source   Nor was I a fan of Radiant Orchid, which was Pantone’s 2014 […]
  • Why I’m in the Top 1% of America

    Kristie Barnett
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:15 pm
    I’m sorry, but it’s true.  I am in a much better place than at least 99% of you right now.   Yes, I live in Nashville, where it’s currently under 30 degrees.  My kids even sent a photo this morning of snow on our back deck. I am fortunate enough to be in Huntington Beach, […]
  • Paint Colors, Home Ownership, and Winning

    Kristie Barnett
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:39 pm
    It’s been a busy week between working with clients and going to several events, including the Sherwin-Williams ColorMix 2015 designer event. I finally got to meet Jackie Jordan, Sherwin Williams Color Marketing Director.  She was so friendly – such a nice person to talk with.  Here we are with regional director, Caroline. Me, Jackie, and […]
  • The Decorologist on Color Placement – It’s More Important Than You Think

    Kristie Barnett
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I just staged a property to sell in a high-end suburb of Nashville.  The realtor who hired me sent some preview photos last week, asking what color the dining room should be painted. before Let me put you in my shoes – what might you do to make the biggest impact (for the least amount of […]
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  • How to: Set a Fabulous Thanksgiving Table

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

    Victoria Reitano
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I went to the Boutique Design Trade Fair (BDNY) this week at the Jacob K. Javits Center and wanted to share some my favorite finds. Tibetano makes beautiful rugs of all types... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • TerrysBlinds Interview: My Top Choices, Style Tips and More!

    Victoria Reitano
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I can’t wait to share my designer insights with you. I had a fab time working with my friends over at TerrysBlinds in the UK and share some thoughts about my style and process. Head... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fabulous Gifting: Top 5 Hostess Gifts to Bring to Thanksgiving

    Victoria Reitano
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The holiday season is upon us and that means dinner parties and holiday celebrations. This time of the year is a great opportunity to really show your creativity by bringing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top Picks: Fall Table Runners

    Victoria Reitano
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello fabulistas! The perfect touch for your Thanksgiving table is a fall-themed runner. You may be surprised by how much fun it is to create a unique table runner with things you already have around... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2015

    Ann Porter, CKD
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Benjamin Moore has name Guilford Green (HC-116) as its 2015 color of the year. Guilford Green is a silvery green that is part of the Benjamin Moore Historic Color Collection.  Steeped in tradition, this elegant green complements both modern and traditional styles in a seamless manner.  “We chose Guilford Green as our 2015 Color of the Year because it can be the hero or the highlight in any room, enhancing the architectural identity of a space.” – Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director at Benjamin Moore Taking cues from trends in fashion, textiles and the arts, the…
  • Recycled Lighting Artist Spotlight

    Ann Porter, CKD
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
     “It takes true creativity and a strong imagination to transform an item into something else with a completely different function. And that’s exactly what artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga does to create her “CONNECT Series” of lighting fixtures. She collects old bicycles from junkyards and dumpsters and uses the parts to create beautiful chandeliers and lamps.” Carolina Fontoura Alzaga (Caro) is a multidisciplinary artist who operates under the name Facaro and is recognized internationally for her unique perspectives on medium and form. In the CONNECT Series,…
  • FirstBuild Thingiverse Icebox Challenge

    Ann Porter, CKD
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    GE Firstbuild, a partnership between of Louisville-based GE Appliances (NYSE: GE) and Local Motors, is collaborating with 3-D printing company MakerBot, part of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), on the challenge. It’s aimed at developing innovations and products that can be placed inside of the refrigerator. FirstBuild engineers already have designed test prints that include a 3-D printed pizza box holder and a motorized 3-D printed wine chiller. “We see the FirstBuild Thingiverse Icebox Challenge as a way to empower our customers to design accessories for their home appliances that…
  • Miele Knock2Open Dishwasher

    Ann Porter, CKD
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    I’ve written about the Miele Generation 6000 appliance range previously discussing their innovative technology in kitchen appliances. Now I am thrilled to introduce their impressive G6995 SCVi XXL K20 Fully Integrated Dishwasher. This exceptional, fully integrated  dishwasher incorporates the new Knock2Open door-opening feature. Now your dishwasher can be fully integrated into a handleless kitchen. Simply knocking on the panel twice opens the dishwasher. Another new feature, Time Control, is also available. Time Control uses a row of LED lights on the control panel to show you how…
  • Sculptural Stair Inspiration

    Ann Porter, CKD
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    It’s been a hectic week for all I’m sure and since it’s my Birthday I’m going to present a simple post that I hope you find inspiring. These beautiful sculptural stairs by Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop join two levels of a Mumbai apartment. Treads of engineered walnut form the bottom portion of the staircase and ascend up as a continuous elements to create the upper steps. The wood is formed around a metal structure that is anchored to the walls on both sides. Vertical steel cables that help support the upper portion of the structure also form a balustrade.
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  • DIY House Number Monogram!

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

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

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

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

    Jackie
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
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  • Dry Cleaning Methods that Make the Carpet Look Like New Again

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

    incrati
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    Whether you’re remodeling an old kids room or just making an entirely new one, it’s always good to make a sort of a plan of what you want to do. Even though it is a child’s room, mixing up every color and style on this planet is not really the best idea. Of course you should include your kid in the decision making process, but use your parental skills to guide them and steer away from some potentially overwhelming combinations. Inspire Your Child You as a parent are an inspiration to your child. Whatever you do, they will in one way or another try to mimic and repeat, so…
  • What to Avoid When Doing Home Renovation

    incrati
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:21 am
    There are quite a few days we wish our homes looked different, more inviting or simple looking fresh. Well you can do quite a bit to improve that, but you will need to focus on a great many things and chances are if you’ve never done it before you will make mistakes. The following tips will point out some mistakes you may wish to avoid if you want to have smooth sailing all the way until the end of your projects: • Avoid buying cheap materials if you can, as it will be a great mistake often made by newbies in home renovation. Going for cheaper materials will often guarantee problems in…
  • A Guide For Choosing Swimming Pool Copers

    incrati
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    We believe that swimming pool copers are an integral part of the construction process, as they are what you will spend most of your time looking at and sitting on. Unfortunately, most pool builders don’t place the same importance on the selection of copers and this leads to a number of mistakes being made. If you are interested in natural stone, you have come to the right place; we have compiled this checklist to help you choose the most appropriate copers. Swimming pool plan – When shopping for copers, it is important that you bring along your plans (either technical drawings or even a…
  • Helpful Tips when Getting a New Home Air Conditioning System

    incrati
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:25 am
    Getting a good air conditioning unit can be quite confusing. You have to choose from a lot of options and consider many variables. Beware of contractors who will offer to market more capacity than what you actually need. While more capacity can be a great idea, a very big AC unit will cool your home quite quickly. This case is termed as short cycling which can result in premature wear and tear, insufficient dehumidification and a decreased product life. The following are some helpful tips in getting a new air conditioner. Hire the Right Contractor Avoid hiring an HVAC contractor who wishes to…
 
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  • creating a cosy green bedroom for winter

    Kelly Anderson
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Brrr....winter has definitely arrived in Canada! We had our first real snow this week; I love how pretty it makes everything, but it sure does make me want to stay inside and curl up. So, what better time to redecorate my bedroom to make it cosy, and of course, green, for winter?I was inspired by Urban Jungle Bloggers and their challenge to make your bedroom green with plants this winter. Not only do plants in the bedroom keep the air fresh, they also make it feel bright and warm (at least to me).I'm really lucky to have big south-west facing windows that let lots of natural light into my…
  • Ultimate guide to DIY natural holiday wreaths

    Kelly Anderson
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    I write a DIY wreath post every holiday season, and they are far and away my most visited posts at this time of year. Seems like everyone loves a home-made wreath to welcome family and friends. My favourites, of course, are wreaths made from natural materials. So here are 30 new ideas for DIY natural wreaths for the holiday.Plus check out these previous posts for 36 more inspirational home-made wreaths:*Top 8 Organic Holiday Wreaths*Top 8 Organic Holiday Wreaths Part 2*Top 20 DIY holiday wreaths (from upcycled and repurposed materials)And don't forget to visit my Pinterest Natural…
  • find it: handmade kitchen style

    Kelly Anderson
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    It's been brought to my attention that Christmas is seven weeks away. What? How can that be?Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays, but seriously, I feel like I'm just now catching up on emails from summer vacation. Well, no time like the present to accept and dive right in, right? But first, before presents and cards and cooking and parties...we need stylish kitchen accessories. I mean, how can we be expected to bake up holiday treats and cheerfully entertain without pretty tools to work with?To help us all out with this conundrum, I've assembled the best handmade stylish kitchen goodies I…
  • DIY plant shelf

    Kelly Anderson
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    You know by now that I love plants, both outdoors and in. They have the ability to instantly pick up my mood and make me feel like I'm surrounded by nature. Plus of course they are great for indoor air quality. This weekend I rearranged my condo (yes, again) to optimize the sunlight and space for my indoor plants. I'm very lucky to have a bright white condo facing southwest, so I wanted to take advantage by creating a plant shelf in addition to the antique bench I have in front of the patio doors.As with most of my DIY's, I wanted to accomplish it with reclaimed materials and without spending…
  • green DIY idea: upcycled home decor roundup

    Kelly Anderson
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    People are really creative aren't they? I love these DIY ideas for upcycling old things into very cool home decor. Hope they inspire.sourceviaviaviasourceEtsysource
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  • Farmhouse Dining (Get The Look!)

    jaklina
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    I love farmhouse chic styling for its cozy, make-yourself-at-home feel. Its mix of rustic, industrial, and elegant touches seem to work perfectly, every time. Get the look for your own home.
  • jefdesigns!

    jaklina
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Established in 2003 by Joe Futschik, jefdesigns is a one man (and one dog) design studio that started with hand painted panels and has expanded to lamps, rugs, pillows, clocks, paintings, and more with nature used as inspiration in most of his designs. His work can be seen in restaurants, bars, hotels, department stores and personal residences. I was intrigued to know more, so Joe was kind enough to answer a few questions of mine. 1. What made you decide to start your own business? I was a fine art major in college and gravitated towards design in 2000. I also don’t work well for others. I…
  • Modern Mom & Baby Shop

    jaklina
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Calling all new moms and mom-to-be’s, everywhere! Our “Mom & Baby Shop” is a one-stop shop to fill all your nursery needs- rocking chairs, changing tables, high chairs, cribs, blankets and decor! We even threw in some modern lounge chairs for you to relax in when spending time with your little one. Come on in and browse the shop!
  • Extendible/Adjustable Dining Tables

    jaklina
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    What’s better than having options? Extendible tables provide just that- customizable options for how many people you need to entertain at the moment. They are a must-have for the holiday season as entertaining becomes more frequent.  Check out some of the great options we have and be prepared for whatever comes your way this Holiday season!
  • Thanksgiving Mini S’more Recipe!

    jaklina
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away! Are you prepared? Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year or just being a guest, you’ll need to contribute something. Here is a delicious, easy-to-make recipe with great portable packaging as an added bonus for guests to take any leftovers home. Here’s what you’ll need: 1. 1 brownie mix box + the ingredients needed for the brownies 2. mini graham cracker pie crusts (3 packages of 6 for family size brownie mix) 3. mini marshmallows 4. chocolate chips 5. crushed graham crackers Let’s get started: Step 1: Prepare…
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  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour Vegas

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

    Veronika Miller
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    After a long night of food, wine, and song, the BlogTour Cali gang headed back to the beachside cottages to rest in preparation for the long road trip the following day. We traveled north out of Cambria, which showed off its spectacular rolling California hills, along the Pacific Coast Highway until we reached San Francisco. Zephyr Ventilation graciously opened their show room to us for dinner, a Zephyr media tour, and a presentation by the wonderful architect and Zephyr designer, Fu tung Cheng. The drive was breathtaking–the steep cliffs and winding roads made a few of us a bit uneasy,…
  • Functional Design with a Modern Twist: Previews of KBIS 2015

    Florence von Pelet
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    With KBIS 2015 just around the corner, exhibitors are building the anticipation with a flood of innovative new products. We couldn’t help but discover a theme of modern & functional design found throughout the KBIS 2015 pressroom, two elements of design that we love. What is better than functional design that is sleek and sexy? The Lotus tub by Clarke Architectural achieves just that. The tub has a sensual and modern shape that just begs you to hop in for a dip. The unique shape is structured with a base that creates a contemporary twist on a classic clawfoot tub. The solid bath…
  • Let your Creative Juices Flow with Top Knob’s Newest Cabinet Hardware Contest

    Florence von Pelet
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Hey designers and architects! Be sure to check out Top Knob’s latest contest and unleash your inner creative genius. Here’s the rundown: Top Knobs wants to challenge you to create the next innovative hardware design. The rules are simple: Create a hand or digital drawing of your own idea for a kitchen cabinet pull or knob and upload your original design to the #TopKnobsChallenge Cabinet Hardware Design Contest page with a brief description. What are the stakes you ask? The winning prize is $1,000 and a $500 gift card for 2nd and 3rd place. What’s even better, if your design…
  • #BlogTourCali Day 3: Bacara Resort and Caliza Winery

    Veronika Miller
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Rise and shine, bloggers! Day 3 of BlogTour Cali began with a bus ride to the beautiful Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara. Mr. Steam’s Martha Orellana joined the tour to show us a thing or two about relaxing–the Tala way. After our rejuvenating morning at Bacara, we traveled North to a small, quaint seaside town called Cambria and visited the Caliza Winery for their annual harvest festival to share wine, bread, and laughs. Once arrived at the Bacara Resort and Spa, we were led to a quiet lawn on a hillside that overlooked the ocean. We chaturunga-ed with the cool California…
 
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  • Favorite Black and White Wallpapers

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    I decided a while back that I wanted to re-wallpaper this wall in my dressing room with something black and white: It’s part of my overhaul of that room. (I think I finally found the dresser...
  • Fall Books: Markham Roberts, New York Mid-Century and Haute Couture Ateliers.

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I have three wonderful new books to tell you about today, covering three of my favorite topics: interior design, New York and haute couture. Decorating: the Way I see It by Markham Roberts, Principal...
  • FTRB on HLN Project Home

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    22 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    It’s time! My segment for HLN’s Project Home is live! In a nutshell, we made over an entry/hall area and the centerpiece was this mirror which got a little DIY action. It aired in two...
  • Lately (Things You May Not Have Known About Me + Some Randomness)

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    10 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    (Our yurt camp on White Lake.) Hi, friends, it’s been a while and that’s because the past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Here’s some of where I’ve been and what I’ve...
  • Making Happiness Happen + $100 HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    So last week, I told you about HomeGoods’ Happiness Happens campaign. Today I want to tell you a little about how I took part. When HomeGoods provided me with a gift card and challenged me to...
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Fall Trend: One-of-a-Kind Pieces as Focal Point

    Linnore Gonzales
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    One-of-a-kind pieces lend mystique to a home. They have their own story to tell while adding flavor to a home’s tale. Best of all, these rare finds can also serve as a room’s focal point. Whether antique, brand new, or hand-me-down, making a room’s décor revolve around one extraordinary find that makes your home décor that much more personal. Artwork is a wise choice for a focal point. The art should be scaled to suit your space and ideally the colors of the piece should draw the eye. While one piece of art often makes the biggest impact, a tastefully gathered collection of family…
  • Sophisticated Décor to Warm the Home

    Linnore Gonzales
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    As the days continue to grow colder, we will continue to search for ways to warm our homes. While traditional winter décor adds layers and warm colors as an easy and effective design strategy, there are other ways to enhance comfort and warmth while sustaining your edge of sophistication. Start with a Warm Welcome Your entryway should create an instantly inviting atmosphere. Aim to evoke smiles as family members and guests step into your home, take off their coats and prepare for warm conversations. Try antiqued-finished furniture, a gorgeous chandelier and gold accents to create a classy…
  • Giving Thanks for Long-Lasting, Easy-to-Accessorize Décor

    Linnore Gonzales
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    As we transition through our lives, we will transition through at least one if not several spaces we will call home. From our first solo rentals to more permanent abodes, wouldn’t it be nice to have staple décor pieces that would follow us from place to place and still be as functional and look as stylish as the day we bought them? It is possible. Let’s take a look at design tips and key décor pieces to be thankful for this holiday season and for many more years to come. 3 design tips to be thankful for: Design Tip #1 Assemble a collection of high-quality décor. It’s crucial to…
  • Fresh Complementary Colors: 10 Coordinating Colors to Use in Your Home

    Linnore Gonzales
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    "All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites." Marc Chagall We believe that a pair of colors is much more fun than a single color in solitude. You can create drama. You can create beauty. You can create excitement. But the key to selecting pairs that delight the eye is to choose opposite, complementary colors. Why? They keep your colors from becoming too obvious and overwhelming in your space. As the eye takes in a large amount of one color it automatically seeks out the relief connected to that color's complement. The overall result includes a feel-good…
  • Fall Trend: New Ways to Use Metallics

    Linnore Gonzales
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    This fall’s metallic trend is all about gold. From decorative accents to large-scale furnishings and even wall treatments, you will find glamour in this metallic tone. Easily achieve a soft yet rich look and unlike chrome or silver, gold has a luminous quality that instantly warms up a space during the cooler months. Let’s find inspiration in one of fall’s hottest materials: Metallic Gold. Try Gleaming Accessories From mirrors to lamps, accent décor is all a “gold.” This popular trend has even hit mainstream so you have the flexibility of purchasing a high-end designer mirror or…
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  • Ultimate Holiday Host Giveaway!

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

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

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

    Holly La Porte
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    This past spring, Laurel & Wolf, an online interior design firm from California, teamed up with the National Military Family Association, a nonprofit concentrating on benefits of military families, to host a contest for service members to nominate their deserving
  • Our 2013-2014 Scholarship Winner Announced!!

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

    Samantha Burgoon
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Vintage Scandinavian Kilim– 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! In this week’s Wednesday Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Zebra Motif Vintage Scandinavian Kilim appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: 17th Century Chinese Foo Dog Rug

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Antique Chinese Foo Dog Rug– Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! This week’s Wednesday Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: 17th Century Chinese Foo Dog Rug appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Nazmiyal’s Collection of Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Rugs

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Roy Lichtenstein Rugs at the Nazmiyal Collection — Over the years, the Nazmiyal Collection has acquired an impressive selection of rugs by renowned fine artists. In this post, we take a look at the man behind three of these rugs: pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. More than just rugs, these pieces are truly works of art. For more, Read More... The post Nazmiyal’s Collection of Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Rugs appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Rare Green Antique Caucasian Chi Chi Rug

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Vintage Caucasian Chi Chi Rug – Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! This week’s Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Rare Green Antique Caucasian Chi Chi Rug appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
  • Register Today for Nazmiyal’s November 6th Antique & Vintage Rug Auction

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Nazmiyal Rug Auction: November 6th — Autumn is a season of change – as the foliage is transformed and we trade in our swimsuits for sweaters, it feels as if we’re collectively turning over a new leaf. We’re bidding farewell to lazy summer vacations, getting back to work and getting excited about new projects. For many, Read More... The post Register Today for Nazmiyal’s November 6th Antique & Vintage Rug Auction appeared first on Interior Design And Blogs.
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  • Security of Duplex House Plans in Salem

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

    Architects Bangalore
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore To join the drive for energy-efficient residential & commercial building designs many people have started consulting architects and builders about green materials. Renewable as well as recycled materials are flooding the market every year due to growing number of eco-concerns. People have realized that building an energy efficient bungalow not only cuts cost in the long run but also Continue Reading The post Materials to Design Energy Efficient Structures appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Nuclear Families Seeking Brilliance in House Plans?

    Architects Bangalore
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    Are you living in a nuclear family?And are you hunting for an efficient house plan, a plan that could be affordable? #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore With today’s cost-cutting economy, affordable and small duplex home plans are in vogue. Although they are typically less than 1,800 square feet, they offer comfort and promote efficient living. Plus, they are practical and proficient too. Here is Continue Reading The post Nuclear Families Seeking Brilliance in House Plans? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Vastu: 5 Tips When Planning Your Modern House

    Architects Bangalore
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    The meaning of vastu is dwelling, i.e. the home for God and Humans. Vastu shastra is centered on a variety of energies including solar energy and celestial energy. Balancing these energies can enhance peace, riches and success; say the shastras. Thus, if a house is constructed according to these principles, the resident therein enjoys heavenly bliss in life. Image Credits: Continue Reading The post Vastu: 5 Tips When Planning Your Modern House appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Contemporary Architecture Design Plans | Architects in Coimbatore

    Architects Bangalore
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Why Go For Contemporary Architecture Designs Referred as the ‘Textile Capital of South’, Coimbatore has been ranked 4th among Indian cities in investment climate. Cosmopolitan culture, economical living, stumpy pollution with homogeneous climate through the year and rapid infrastructure growth makes Coimbatore an ideal investment destination… for contemporary residences. Today, many new home investors are opting for modern house designs Continue Reading The post Contemporary Architecture Design Plans | Architects in Coimbatore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore |…
 
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  • Nautical Knot Gift Wrapping Ideas

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Nautical knot gift wrapping ideas for Christmas gifts, as well as little favor boxes for any occasion. To tie the knot is a beautiful thing and will give your gifts a simple handmade touch. A gorgeous and creative knot gift wrap by Tikkido, going the extra mile with hand stamped wrapping paper and shell monogram gift tag. Nautical knot favor boxes by Oh Happy Day. Below is a great visual
  • Personalized Nautical Gifts for the Home -Pillows, Glasses, Charts, Signs & more

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Surprise someone this year with a thoughtful personalized nautical gift. As a plus, all the products featured are made in the USA! Get this Anchor Pillow embroidered with your initials or the initials of a friend or family. Everyone appreciates the idea of identifying a special place. A set of four Latitude Longitude Glasses would make a great personalized nautical gift. Simply enter the
  • Top Coastal Candle Centerpieces for a Warm & Festive Table

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Beautiful coastal candle centerpieces that bring warmth and festivity to the table. Be it a Thanksgiving table, Christmas table, or another celebration, an elegant coastal candle centerpiece goes with any occasion. Orange table runner and simple glass vases filled with sand and Pillar Candles via Run Away Bride. DIY shell candle centerpieces. Long row of quahog shells by Miss Buttercup.
  • Celebratory Coastal & Nautical Christmas Pillows

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    I love the selection of coastal and nautical Christmas pillows available at all the Completely Coastal partner stores. Some new designs have popped up for this year too, and believe it or not, I've already seen some of them gone (sold out I suppose). With that said, you might want to buy your coastal Christmas pillow now. It'll be a great prelude to the season! Nautical and Coastal Christmas
  • Finger Starfish Made from Clay

    12 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Decorating with white finger starfish is so popular that I'm always happy to find yet another starfish craft that shows how you can make your very own starfish decorations, like the Baking Soda Dough Starfish featured not too long ago. Why bother making white finger starfish when you can buy them rather inexpensively, you might ask. Well, if you're like me then you just don't like the idea of
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  • 10 Must-Have Decorations For Your Contemporary Christmas Tree!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Let’s say you’re a minimalist...And all this holiday decor hullabaloo is really just too much for your taste.You like clean lines, simple shapes, and nothing that’s too over the top.You have style, but you just want to make sure you keep things clean and tasteful.Well I’ve got good news! I’ve got a tree that’s perfect for you! We’ve got solid brass in geometric shapes: Brass Ornaments   A very, very cool graphic black and white tree skirt: Tree Skirt   AND… Some Pantone gray, a minimalist’s dream: :-) Pantone Ornament  Haven’t we all wanted to…
  • Should Interior Designers Flop The Idea Of Flipping Houses?

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    I think every single designer I know has an itch to do this at some point: flip houses.I know I do.First of all, I know more about construction than most. Certainly more than a lot of those house flippers on tv! :-)Regardless, designers have to work for clients. We can’t just go in and create something from scratch without having a boss who pays the bills, approve everything. And sometimes, they don’t approve the things we love most about a design because of budget or just plain old likes and dislikes. And sometimes, even though we give our reasons for what we select or put together, use…
  • How To Make Your Room's Cool, Gray Palette Look Warm & Comfortable!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Gray is in. It’s all the rage.The cooler and whiter and cleaner the space, the better. Right?Beautiful. ;-)However, maybe you disagree.Maybe you love the look, but it’s a little bit icy. A little bit impersonal. A little sterile.That would be me.While I love the look, I like a room that’s not all one-sided; a space that has a combination; a style that appears to have someone’s personality injected into it.So how do you make this cool, gray palette work for you?How do you make it lively and personal? How do you make it seem less frigid?One way: add a touch of warmth.Wood, brass, warm…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DesignRefresh

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    I realize it's only mid-November, but…I've got the holidays on my mind.Between designing for clients and thinking about decorating for Christmas, everything is starting to blur together. One look at the collection of posts I published over the past two weeks — the same ones I'll share with you in today's edition of DESIGN REFRESH (as well as many more ;-) — will make it clear that I can't seem to focus.I mean just look at the topics I covered. There's...The one about the new trend I've been noticing: decorating w/ pewter plates.The post about Christmas tree bases. (My dog peed on mine,…
  • Decorating With Pewter Plates — Methinks They're ON-TREND! Here's Why...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    RELATED: 31 Decorative Treasures That Prove Why Antique Fairs CANNOT Be Missed! I noticed a few of these around Round Top this year:Pewter plates.Are they the new, trendy collectible?If they are, I’m glad, because I have a few. I lived in Norway for three years, a place where a lot of pewter items are made for a lot of tables.I really and truly love my pewter pieces.They’re indestructible, have a lovely finish, and you don’t have to polish them. I mean really… How great is that?Oh, and they go very well with grey.See for yourself... GALLERY On-Trend: Pewter Plates DESIGNER: Rodolfo…
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  • Shower Enclosures: 3 Tips To Help You Get It Right

    Editor
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    It can be tempting to jump in with both feet when undertaking a bathroom refurbishment. What started as a desire to reseal the bath and replace some tiles can quickly spiral into a full on gutting and refit. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you don’t take the time to think things through the costs can soon mount-up. A really important decision to make is which of the many different types of shower enclosures you’ll choose. It’s important to get this right because the type of enclosure you choose will dictate the layout of the entire bathroom. Here are three tips to bear in…
  • Transforming to an Eco-Home: Energy-Efficient Windows

    Author
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    Gone are the days when our interest in windows was restricted to just finding attractive coverings that will brighten up our homes. Today, the choices have become so vast that consumers do not even focus only on aesthetics anymore. Equally as important, or maybe even more important to some, is the energy efficiency factor of windows. Why Choose Energy-Efficient Windows? The best benefit energy-efficient windows can give you is substantial reduction to the costs associated with heating and cooling your home. In other words, they help minimize your bills! Other than that, they can also help…
  • Common plumbing issues around the house

    Editor
    25 May 2014 | 11:01 am
    Plumbing issues in the home are more common than many people realise, and often go unnoticed until the task of repairing what was once a simple problem becomes difficult and expensive. Homeowners can save themselves a lot of money and anxiety if they keep an eye on potential plumbing hotspots and bring in professionals such as Capital Plumbing before it is too late. Here a few common household plumbing issues to monitor and avoid future shock bills. Leaking taps The constant drip from a tap in the night is not only annoying; it can be extremely costly as the continued flow of water sends your…
  • Five Tips to get your Pool Ready for Winter

    Editor
    29 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    As the days become shorter and the air gets its first crisp decline in temperature, the last thing on your mind will be dealing with your pool. However, on the other side of winter will be your itch for those lazy weekends spent floating around in the sunshine, and the pool will become a priority. The better prepared your pool is for the cooler months, when the water stands idle and without swimmers, the easier it will be to jump back in come summer. Check out this URL for more tips and the supplies to tuck your pool in for hibernation. Clean What is the best way to ensure your pool is…
  • Understanding the Advantages of Conservatories

    Editor
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:44 am
    Television home makeover shows have a lot to answer for. Not content with guilting us into keeping up with the Joneses, the ease with which they pull off a transformation typically makes us green with envy. Of course, television shows or not, we all dream about sprucing up our homes and creating additional space to increase value and allow for more comfortable relaxation time. From converting an attic into a kid’s play area and adding an en suite to your bedroom, quality embellishments help lend a practical and aesthetic superiority to your property. One of the simplest ways to achieve this…
 
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  • Christmas made easy with drinking *burp* & free printables …

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:19 pm
        I wish I may, I wish I might … drink homemade Baileys tonight. It’s magic juice, it just falls in your mouth. WARNING:  Don’t drink too much of this stuff. You’ll start licking faces. Here’s the thing.  I … Read More!
  • Nice bum. Where you from? Does your bathroom need redone?

    Lynne Knowlton
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Is this happening to you?!… Wow, your bathroom is stunning.   Said no one ever. Your plastic shower liner is so flippin’ cute.   Said no one ever. Toilet cozies are so rad.   Said no one ever.   Have I got a doohooozy for you … Read More!
  • You THINK you can’t make money with Facebook? Let’s take this outside.

    Lynne Knowlton
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
        Whoop whoop wham whoomph!  Let’s duke this out.  Are you hearing that you can’t earn moola with Facebook?  I’m calling bullshit.  That whole giddy up about Facebook being useless for advertising is exactly that.  Useless information. Here’s the truth:  … Read More!
  • Top 5 Instagrammers You Should Follow …

    Lynne Knowlton
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    You have a hefty job.  You have a family.  You have bat shit crazy fun friends.  You know, you have a freaking life.  Life can be a crazy straw.  Duly noted.  We no like crazy straw.  We like easy straw, … Read More!
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  • buccellati silver, inspired by nature

    themodernsybarite
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Buccellati silver clearly draws great inspiration from the natural world around us. More than any other firm of silversmiths that I can think of, their beautiful silver bowls, centerpieces and table articles are created using forms that all of us … Continue reading →This post buccellati silver, inspired by nature first appeared on
  • ny premiere contemporary art fair: the salon art + design

    themodernsybarite
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    New York hosts my favorite contemporary art fair of the Fall season this week when The Salon: Art & Design kicks off Thursday 13 November 2014 with a “by invitation only” cocktail reception hosted by Architectural Digest. Over fifty exhibitors … Continue reading →This post ny premiere contemporary art fair: the salon art + design first appeared on
  • masterworks of art: the mellon collection at sothebys

    themodernsybarite
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Any list of American collectors of great masterworks of art undoubtedly includes the late Paul Mellon (1907-1999) and his recently deceased wife Rachel “Bunny” Mellon (1910-2014). In my view, they were without a doubt our nation’s greatest cultural patrons who … Continue reading →This post masterworks of art: the mellon collection at sothebys first appeared on
  • Lauren Bacall’s Henry Moore Sculpture at Bonhams

    themodernsybarite
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I was recently asked what is the one art piece I covet and, assuming price were no object, I replied without hesitation it would be a Henry Moore sculpture. I can think of no other artwork that so effortlessly captures the human … Continue reading →This post Lauren Bacall’s Henry Moore Sculpture at Bonhams first appeared on
  • paint design ideas from the pros

    themodernsybarite
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Paint design ideas from the pros are a collection of quotes I’ve saved over time that focus on painting an interior.   For the past six or seven months, I’ve posted different secrets of the interior design trade which can help … Continue reading →This post paint design ideas from the pros first appeared on
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  • Improving efficiency and saving money when printing at home

    Julie
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    If you are wondering why printer ink is sometimes more expensive than fine champagne, you will probably be looking for ways to save money on printing in your home office. In this article, we’re going to share five great tips to help you save money on printer ink: Four Cartridge Economics The majority of printers use four colours to produce all their tones, shades and patterns – cyan, magenta, yellow and black (the CMYK scale). Older printers tended to house cyan, magenta and yellow into one ink cartridge – however this often leads to significant waste. If the cyan depleted, the whole…
  • Mobile Gaming: An Apartment Dweller’s Best Friend

    Julie
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Living in a small apartment can be tricky if you are an avid gamer, as you may not have the practical space for the various equipment, accessories and systems you desire. This means you will no doubt have times when you become bored of having to play the same old titles and platforms again and again. Photo credit: Flickr.com This is nothing unusual, but you can seek to combat this by exploring the wide world of mobile gaming and its diverse options. Slot machine apps and casino games for example are especially popular in the current market, with iPhone and Android users having access to…
  • Phablets as the Gamers Choice: The Best Products in 2014

    Julie
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    As the name suggests, phablets represent the cutting edge of mobile technology in 2014. Essentially a fusion of smartphone and tablet design principles, phablets provide users with access to a range of applications and real-time tools while also boasting high quality visual displays that are often in access of 5.7 inches. While there are many potential applications for your phablet, this type of product is quickly becoming synonymous with live and online gaming. From increasingly popular gambling resources such as Euro Casino mobile apps where you can try your luck on the roulette wheel to…
  • Gaming in the Home: Should you Choose a Mac or a Windows?

    Julie
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    If you have just moved into your first home, one of the key considerations is the exact type of laptop or personal computer that you would like to invest in. More specifically, you will need to make the increasingly difficult decision between Windows PC’s and Macs, as these two operating systems offer entirely different benefits to users depending on their preferences. Gaming enthusiasts have historically faced a far easier decision, however, simply because the Apple Mac has never been renowned for providing a high quality or immersive gaming experience. Photo credit: dzineblog360.com…
  • A home you can call your own

    Julie
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Photo credit: flickr.com If you’ve managed to get your foot on the property ladder, you now have a home you can call your own. Unless you’ve decided to invest in a new build, the chances are, the property may appear a little dated design wise. From floral wallpaper to damaged wooden floorboards, an entire design overhaul may be required. Renovating your home Photo credit: interiorroomdesign.com Renovating your new home is both an exciting and an overwhelming procedure. From knowing where to begin to setting a budget, there are a number of factors to consider. Prior to beginning your…
 
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  • UTENSILO in High Anxiety

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

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

    8 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    This waste bin, though not in the best condition, is suited for kitchen, bathroom, or garage.  While it is marked Kartell on the bottom there is no marking to indicate a model number or designer.  It is definitely a rare item (I have heard this was designed by Olaf von Bohr, but have not been able to confirm).  It is entirely plastic in construction and has a foot pedal mechanism that tips the bin forward while simultaneously opening the lid.   
  • 4676 Portariviste | Giotto Stoppino | Kartell, Italy | 1972 | UPDATE

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    An update to my post of December 21, 2009, the 4 compartment Portariviste (4676) by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell.  It has been a long time since I’ve found this rack in a new color, but here is one in blue-green, almost seafoam green. eBay item 271612935009 ended September 28, 2014 at 00:54:31 PDT (Australia).  Five bidders placed 14 bids for the magazine rack, which sold for AU$59.00 (US$51.78).
  • Progressione di Tre sculpture | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1959

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Progressione di Tre translates to “Progression of Three.”  This sculpture, in its original box with the cubes individually wrapped, is in excellent condition.  Described as, “Conditions are perfect considering the age: no chips, no cracks, even edges and corners are undamaged.”  The container and sculpture is similar to the Relazione di Quattro (Relationship of Four) sculpture I posted about on December 16, 2009. A Progressione di Tre sculpture was previously sold for a hammer price of €800  at the February 15, 2011 Quittenbaum auction “Design – ‘La Dolce…
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  • How to Combine Classical and Contemporary Interior Design

    Phyllis
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Long Island For Sale is a great blog and an informative site for those looking to purchase or sell on the Island.  They recently contacted me and asked for an interview and I was more than happy to oblige.  The interview was all about how to combine classical and contemporary interior design.  I wanted to share it with you, our followers so take a peak below! Hilltop Compound Designed by Landry Design Group Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer. We are a full-service luxury interior design firm. See our website Design Concepts/Interiors for a full…
  • Grey is the New Black!

    Phyllis
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Black is very chic and stylish and people gravitate towards this neutral shade, time and time again, for its classic qualities.  Many of you trend spotters may already know this, but just in case, grey is the new black!  We are seeing grey pop up more frequently in home design and decor and we wanted to showcase the many different ways to use at least 50 shades of grey!!  It is a perfect neutral for your space, and works well with both vibrant and muted colors, allowing them to pop and accentuate the décor. The Living Room below featured in Elle Decor, designed by Gwen Driscoll, is the…
  • Introducing Kravet Pantone Fabrics!

    Phyllis
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we would like to share with you the new Kravet Pantone Fabrics!  This collection is a fabulous blending of a quality manufacturer of fabrics, Kravet, as well as the most handy system of color standards, Pantone.  We were so excited to see these new books at our latest visit to the Kravet Showroom a few weeks ago! Kravet Pantone Fabrics They also have beautiful patterns in the blue family!  We are loving the chevrons here!! Kravet Pantone Fabrics in Blues And for you green-lovers out there, check out out this palette of  green fabrics to inspire you! Green Kravet Pantone Fabrics…
  • Colorful Canopies for Kids!

    Phyllis
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Land of Nod, a Crate and Barrel Company, is devoted to creating furnishings for little ones and we love what they have to offer.  We have stumbled across their collection of colorful canopies for kids!  They are so much fun and can be a great addition to a kid’s bedroom or playroom! Do you not love this pink ombre canopy below for a girl’s room!  It just pops! Home Sweet Play Home Canopy in Pink Ombre Next, this “house canopy” would be a cool, fun and cozy space for your kid to curl up and read a book! Home Sweet Play Home Canopy in Teal with Polka Dots The…
  • Spotlight on Liora Manne

    Phyllis
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    A few weeks ago, we attended Fall Market at the D&D Building.  We were fortunate enough to view a live demonstration on the 18th floor at a new and exciting showroom, Liora Manne. It was fascinating to watch them demonstrate their unique hand-crafted “needle-punching” method, where they take the acrylic and/or polyester fibers and interlock the new fiber to the existing piece that the person is working on.  Punching the needle through the new fibers being added , ensures that the new fiber is interlocked with the existing fibers on the section being made.  Of course,…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • How to Make Great Pancakes

    Courtney Price
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Today in the kitchen: Pancake tips and tricks to make yours the best ever~ Related posts: Strawberry Souffles Galatoires Bread Pudding – a New Orleans Recipe for Great Entertaining Foolproof Grand Marnier Souffle
  • Madame Cezanne Exhibit at the Met

    Courtney Price
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Art Historians -- an interesting exhibit about Cezanne's mistress then wife... at @MetMuseum Related posts: The History of the Dressing Table Exhibit Queen Victoria and Photography Iconic Street Photographer Garry Winogrand Exhibit at Metropolitan Museum
  • Entertaining Tips for the Holidays

    Courtney Price
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Texans love to entertain in style. Get some pre-holiday entertaining tips and pointers to dress your tables in style this season: Related posts: How to Set an Artful Table- Entertaining Advice From An Expert The Guests Are Coming: Prepare For the Holidays. Alex Hitz Cookbooks: And the Winner Is…
  • A Word on Quality- from Aristotle

    Courtney Price
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Aristotle's thoughts on QUALITY... on www.CourtneyPrice.com Related posts: A Word on Quality A Word on Art A Word on Achievement
  • Traditional Home Thermador Event Recap

    Courtney Price
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Traditional Home has published a recap of an incredible culinary trip that I was thrilled to be a part of: Related posts: Thermador and Traditional Home Great Kitchens Getaway Traditional Home Google’s Nexus 7 Event
 
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  • Unique and Modern Bathroom Accessories

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:53 am
    Decorators easily replace outdated plumbing with modern bathroom accessories and achieve traditional period looks. They do this by selecting great finishes available in the market. Burnished bathroom... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Choose Living Room Colors

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:50 am
    Looking for some great ideas about how to choose living room colors? The first thing that you should have in mind is the look and the feel of your living room. Remember, different rooms in your house... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Brighten Up Your Home Décor

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Are you excited to know how to brighten up your home décor? Home décor is a very important part of the life of every individual. Good and beautiful home décor is a showcase of our taste and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fireplace Design Ideas for Warm and Cosy Home

    admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    The living room is a central place in almost every home. As such it is used to gather family and friends and they spent the most important moments of their lives, sharing them with each other. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Don’t Abandon Your Garden: Eco it up for The Summer

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    The rainy season has well and truly arrived. You’re walking to work as gusts of water batter your face. You’re watching car windscreen wipers work overtime. Your home is flooded and your garden –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 33 Sun Room Decorating Ideas

    Melina Divani
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
      Who ever said that you need a glorious view to have a nicely decorated sun room? If you like bathing in sunlight while enjoying peace and comfort, you’ll certainly make great use of a sun room. The following are some decorating ideas for the sunniest, most perfect room of the house: 1. Plants If you have no view of the sea or a lush forest, no problem! Let nature enter the room directly by placing tall, green plants to add vibrancy to the space. Hanging terrariums from the ceiling isn’t a bad idea at all, though small palm trees will instantly give your sun room that…
  • White Canvas With Splashes Of Vibrant Hues

    Melina Divani
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:09 am
    This beautiful Palm Beach Tower home applies the character of the coast with a soothing interior and stunning exterior landscape. A white canvas with splashes of vibrant hues is what makes this home so dynamic, comfortable, and unique. Caribbean blue accents with Shabby Chic and modernistic furnishings makes the coastline view from the floor to ceiling windows even more amazing. Crisp whites combined with various textures grants just the right amount of diversity without taking away from the theme of the décor throughout the home. In the living room, natural materials like wicker and wood…
  • A Great Tiny Kitchen

    Melina Divani
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:14 am
    Minikitchen monobloc kitchen on castors. Boffi’s Minikitchen is a re-issue of Joe Colombo s celebrated 1963 design, realised now in Corian. Minikitchen in the form of a large trolley with kitchen functions: hob unit, mini-refrigerator, drawer, storage compartments, small cutlery drawers, sockets for small electrical appliances, big chopping board and pull-out worktop. The post A Great Tiny Kitchen appeared first on Decoholic.
  • Modernistic Design

    Melina Divani
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:03 am
    Spacious living creates a wonderfully open environment that emits beauty and generosity. This home certainly manages to emulate everything that is magnificent about great spaces decorated with fine furnishings. It starts with the exterior of the home with its many French and rooftop windows. Inside are all white walls and ceilings leaving a blank canvas for one to create whatever ambiance they desire. The modernistic, chic appeal of the setting in this home is very harmonious. There’s a sense of Feng-Shui in the way the furnishings are arranged around the space. The minimalist design is…
  • Vaucelles The Little Monastery

    Melina Divani
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    ‘Vaucelles’ The Little Monastery, you can stay one night… you can stay one month… The history of the property goes far along. The land was a gift of Margaretha of Constantinople in 1275. In the late 16th century a small monastery with about 10 monks was founded depending from the North French Cistercian Fathers abbey ‘Vaucelles’.  The main goal of the monks to come here was to build dikes & to protect the land from getting flooded. Today, the Garnier family turned the property into a magnificent place to stay. The property consists out  of buildings…
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  • Shower Enclosures: 3 Tips To Help You Get It Right

    Editor
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    It can be tempting to jump in with both feet when undertaking a bathroom refurbishment. What started as a desire to reseal the bath and replace some tiles can quickly spiral into a full on gutting and refit. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you don’t take the time to think things through the costs can soon mount-up. A really important decision to make is which of the many different types of shower enclosures you’ll choose. It’s important to get this right because the type of enclosure you choose will dictate the layout of the entire bathroom. Here are three tips to bear in…
  • Transforming to an Eco-Home: Energy-Efficient Windows

    Author
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    Gone are the days when our interest in windows was restricted to just finding attractive coverings that will brighten up our homes. Today, the choices have become so vast that consumers do not even focus only on aesthetics anymore. Equally as important, or maybe even more important to some, is the energy efficiency factor of windows. Why Choose Energy-Efficient Windows? The best benefit energy-efficient windows can give you is substantial reduction to the costs associated with heating and cooling your home. In other words, they help minimize your bills! Other than that, they can also help…
  • Common plumbing issues around the house

    Editor
    25 May 2014 | 11:01 am
    Plumbing issues in the home are more common than many people realise, and often go unnoticed until the task of repairing what was once a simple problem becomes difficult and expensive. Homeowners can save themselves a lot of money and anxiety if they keep an eye on potential plumbing hotspots and bring in professionals such as Capital Plumbing before it is too late. Here a few common household plumbing issues to monitor and avoid future shock bills. Leaking taps The constant drip from a tap in the night is not only annoying; it can be extremely costly as the continued flow of water sends your…
  • Five Tips to get your Pool Ready for Winter

    Editor
    29 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    As the days become shorter and the air gets its first crisp decline in temperature, the last thing on your mind will be dealing with your pool. However, on the other side of winter will be your itch for those lazy weekends spent floating around in the sunshine, and the pool will become a priority. The better prepared your pool is for the cooler months, when the water stands idle and without swimmers, the easier it will be to jump back in come summer. Check out this URL for more tips and the supplies to tuck your pool in for hibernation. Clean What is the best way to ensure your pool is…
  • Understanding the Advantages of Conservatories

    Editor
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:44 am
    Television home makeover shows have a lot to answer for. Not content with guilting us into keeping up with the Joneses, the ease with which they pull off a transformation typically makes us green with envy. Of course, television shows or not, we all dream about sprucing up our homes and creating additional space to increase value and allow for more comfortable relaxation time. From converting an attic into a kid’s play area and adding an en suite to your bedroom, quality embellishments help lend a practical and aesthetic superiority to your property. One of the simplest ways to achieve this…
 
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  • Round dining tables ideas and styles for sophisticated interiors

    BRABBU
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Looking for ideas for your dining room, kitchen or even for your luxury kitchenette? Now, think about this: what is the most common furniture piece where  you always chat with your family and friends? The answer is probably a table. A coffee table or a dining table, and for example round dining table or even rectangular dining table. Put at your side the best Interior Design Magazine you have to see if the following dining room furniture design trends are correct or not! In BRABBU blog you’ll find great round dining tables ideas and styles for making your interior more sophisticated.
  • 5 swivel bar stools ideas and styles for sophisticated interiors

    BRABBU
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Having a sophisticated interior isn’t a necessary matter of luxury, but a matter of attention to every single detail. When someone is decorating a room, probably may prefer a chair to a stool. In this post you’ll see why a stool, or better, a swivel bar stool can add something more to your interior decoration, that an usual chair don’t. Below you’ll find 5 swivel bar stools ideas and styles for sophisticated interiors. SEE ALSO: New collection by BRABBU-Modern Bar chairs for Hospitality HENSON by Masins Embrace the trend of industrial chic with this cool counter…
  • The most beautiful table lamps for a modern living room

    weblog-contributor!!!
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
    Lighting design is a crucial aspect when you set your thoughts in creating an inviting atmosphere for a modern living room. The play here was bringing to you modern living room ideas that worldwide luxury hotels are using. Each area of your home needs a specific lighting piece, once the main gold is to set a mood and for that it must be chosen wisely and carefully to place an environment for your guests. Believing in your design taste, BRABBU shows you some of today’s trends regarding to  table lamps for your modern living room. If you didn’t check it yet you can also find inspiration…
  • 6 timeless Loft Dining Chairs, a 2015 home decor trend

    BRABBU
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Well, it seems that this week is all about design, and why should we be bored? The true is that interior design is a permanent adventure and each room as a different strategy to learn, so don’t be cocky and embrace the beautiful capacity that every Human has to assimilate news values, sensations, tastes and perspectives.  Inspiration doesn’t happen overnight, so it’s normal if sometimes you rather think about the next bedroom renovations than about the next big thing about kitchen interior design. BRABBU will help you find what you need following 2015 home decor trend! Although we may…
  • BRABBU’s pieces on the latest project by PTANG STUDIO LIMITED

    weblog-contributor!!!
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:54 pm
    BRABBU has the pleasure to be part of the most recent project by PTang Studio Limited in Hong Kong, where designers decided to reach one of the most luxurious design furniture and lighting. This project is Providence Peak Residence. Established in 1999, PTang Studio Limited quickly became one of the best architectural and interior design companies. The scale and type of projects they undertake is much diversified – from small apartment to large commercial spaces. They engage a wide range of hospitality projects in Hong Kong, China, Japan an UK. They bring the best lifestyle just to…
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  • Reflecting Beauty: Decorating with Mirrors

    Reyna.R
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    Mirrors are things of beauty, and function. Mirrors, large and small, can bring a lighter airier feel to rooms of all sorts. Single large mirrors or groupings of smaller ones can make rooms seem more spacious. Reflecting light and beauty in their surroundings, mirrors are simply magical in their ability to enhance interior spaces. A mirror above a console table or chest in the entryway can be stunning in any style from country to contemporary and everything in between. A massive framed floor mirror can add another dimension to any living room. Just be safety conscious and anchor that huge…
  • Decor Inspiration: Throws for Every Room

    Reyna.R
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Warm and cozy, soft throws are often associated with getting rooms ready for fall and winter, but they’re actually great for decorating throughout the year. We think they’re beautiful decorative accents for just about any space and every style. Kept within easy reach, throws are great for cozy reading or watching television. Artfully displayed, they’re a beautiful and easy way to add color and texture to sofas, beds and chaise lounges, too.  In a basket in the entryway or added to a comfortable reading nook under the stairs, throws can bring in lots of texture and visual…
  • Craving Color: Brilliantly Beautiful Turquoise

    Reyna.R
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    From the palest of pales to deep vibrant hues, turquoise can give interior spaces an infusion of appealing color that’s hard to resist. Turquoise knows no style bounds. From beach house beauty to glam modern, this awesome blue in all its lovely shades feels just right for any style interior, or exterior, as we’ll see next. What could be more inviting than cool turquoise at the front door? We think the door itself, the glazed pots and the stairs give a glimpse of what might be waiting inside. Who knew a turquoise ceiling could be so stunning? Toss pillows on the loveseats bring…
  • Decorating with Layers of Pattern and Color

    Reyna.R
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Want to bring your living spaces to life? It’s easy to create comfortable and inviting rooms with layers of color and pattern. Wether you choose pale colors and subtle patterns or vivid hues and swaths of bold pattern, layering can help  infuse your home with beauty and your own unique personality. Today, we’re sharing a diverse collection of rooms made better by layers of pattern and color. Please enjoy. Ostriches bury their heads in the sand in the background while a soft textural Moroccan rug is spread underfoot. An unexpected design duo that creates the setting for layers of…
  • What’s New? Pendant Lights to Love

    Reyna.R
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Thinking about updating your interior spaces for the holidays? Do those updates include light fixtures? As you may already know, here at Arcadian Home we’re always thinking about lighting. We couldn’t resist the temptation to share some of our new pendant lights with you today. These gorgeous designs are suitable for every room, including the entryway, kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom and bath. It was difficult to choose just a few from among so many beautiful new arrivals, but we finally chose the following: A caged pendant light of an entirely different sort, the Cesto…
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  • How to Find the Perfect Decor Piece - Murray & White

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:24 pm
    As the first snow of the season was falling upon northern Chicago, I was taking a brisk walk. While meandering I was drawn to a very intriguing window display.  Ah hah!  A new home decor store!  Of course I had to take a quick detour from my walk to investigate this store.  Upon walking in, the smell of amazing candles, the warmth and sense of home embraced me.  In addition two gents with welcoming smiles greeted me. Murray & White is in their third month of business. The founders, J.T. Murray and Travis White, dreamed of this store for years.  Built…
  • Autumn Harvest from Napa Valley-Fall Arrangements

    9 Nov 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Oh hello!Fall is once again kissing our cheeks. The air is brisk, leaves are beginning their gentle cascading dance to the ground and a variety of gourds are the "it" item for Fall time arrangements!  One of my friends recently returned from a trip to Napa Valley. While visiting he took some great photos of Fall themed arrangements.  They are gorgeous! Please take a moment and enjoy.  In addition, notice the colors, the composition and textures of each arrangement. Incorporate these ideas into your Fall focused centerpiece or arrangements.Please send me pictures of YOUR…
  • Follow the Rainbow: 5 Easy Ways To Color Block Your Decor

    2 Jun 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Oh hello!If you are an avid follower of fashion, I'm sure you are if you read this blog! ; -) then you are aware of the idea of color blocking. If by some chance you are not familiar with this technique,  then follow the rainbow with me and let's discover how to implement this trend in your home decor.So what the heck is color blocking?Simply put,  and implied by the name,  color blocking is using blocks of color in design.  Fashion,  as mentioned above, has been using this idea for years.  It is now becoming more prevalent in home decor. The concept is to take…
  • 5 Design Principles You Can't Afford to Ignore

    27 May 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Oh Hello!There are certain Design Principles that apply to not only art, but to your home decor as well.   Below are 5 Principles you want to consider for your decor.  No matter what your style, aesthetics or personal taste, these principles are essential to good design.   Whatever you do in your decorating philosophy, be brave....never wish you hadn't taken your vision right to the end. Make a bold statement.                                             …
  • Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

    24 Nov 2013 | 6:49 pm
    Oh hello,The aroma of turkey roasting and pumpkin pie baking, the  voices of family and friends gathered around the table admiring.....the centerpiece...it Thanksgiving! What is Thanksgiving dinner without a centerpiece?! Having a beautiful centerpiece can make the table magical. I recently visited our friends at Marguerite Gardens Florist (http://www.flowerpowerchicago.com/) and found some amazing ideas for centerpieces.  With an array of flowers, gourds  winter berries and thistles they created…
 
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  • Christmas Tree Ideas for a Wondeful Holiday

    Founterior
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    Christmas time is approaching fast and we need to get ready for one of the most exciting holidays around the […] The post Christmas Tree Ideas for a Wondeful Holiday appeared first on Founterior.
  • How to Use Bookcases for Decoration

    Founterior
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    Bookcases are one truly classy and stylish element of interior design. When this element is used wisely from interior designers […] The post How to Use Bookcases for Decoration appeared first on Founterior.
  • Baby Shower Party – How to Decorate?

    Founterior
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    One of the greatest moments in our lives is the birth of our children. Are you one of those lucky […] The post Baby Shower Party – How to Decorate? appeared first on Founterior.
  • Creative Cushion Designs for an Exciting Home

    Founterior
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Pillows can be seen in many various types, designs and shapes. What is really common in modern condos and contemporary […] The post Creative Cushion Designs for an Exciting Home appeared first on Founterior.
  • Contemporary Decorating Items for your Home or Office

    Founterior
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    I have always been thinking that decorations is the those elements in our homes that are able to change their […] The post Contemporary Decorating Items for your Home or Office appeared first on Founterior.
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  • Keep the cold out this winter with these energy-efficient curtain ideas

    Wendy Weinert
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Photo credit: Divine Design No one likes their home to feel cold, but having to pay high utility bills just to keep the space warm isn’t ideal either. Fortunately, there are cost-effective strategies you can use to keep energy costs down and your home cozy. These four curtain ideas, for example, are easy to implement and can save you money this winter. Replace curtains with thermal and heavy materials Thermal curtains are designed to prevent winter drafts from entering your home. They are typically made from heavier materials and some are tightly woven to keep out the cold air. Plus,…
  • Easy Thanksgiving decor ideas for your family get-together

    Wendy Weinert
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Now that October is over and the spooky Halloween decor has been put away, it’s time to start thinking about the next big holiday: Thanksgiving! Every holiday is enjoyable for different reasons, but I particularly love Thanksgiving because it’s a day dedicated to giving thanks, spending time with family and eating a lot of food. To get ready for the big day, I’ve compiled some easy Thanksgiving decor ideas that you and your guests will love. 1. Decide on a theme Are you going to throw a modern Thanksgiving? A rustic one? Deciding on a theme first will help you narrow your…
  • 5 reasons to consider a sectional for your space

    Wendy Weinert
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Buying new living room furniture? Before you automatically start browsing the sofas and chairs, take some time to consider a sectional first. It seems many people are hesitant to buy a sectional and I’m not sure why. Maybe it is due to their larger size, or maybe people are just hesitant to try something new, fearing they will regret it later. While not for everyone, I think there’s a lot to love about sectionals. Read on to learn the benefits of sectionals and you might just realize you love them, too. 1. They are perfectly designed for taking naps Let’s start off with one…
  • 7 tips for designing an eye-catching fireplace

    Wendy Weinert
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, you should draw attention to it with great decor! I love fireplaces for the warmth they provide in the winter, but I also love their charming looks and how they can enhance a living room’s interior design all year long. If your fireplace is looking a little bare, add visual appeal by decorating above the mantel. These seven tips will help get you started. 1. Don’t forget about the wall.  Photo credit: HGTV The mantel shelf is a great place to add decorative items, but you can also draw attention to your fireplace by…
  • Start preparing for the holidays now

    Wendy Weinert
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    For me, the holidays are a time to enjoy family and friends, great food and fun entertainment. I love this time of year and even the snow starts to feel magical around the holidays (once January comes, however, my feelings toward snow change drastically). Of course, along with joy and excitement, I have also experienced feelings of stress in the past and I’m sure you have, too. It’s hard not to when you have hosting duties to consider and parties to plan! This year, stay ahead of the game by starting the to-do list below now. By preparing for the holidays in advance, you can spend…
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  • 5 Cool Ideas For an Elegant “Frozen” Theme Party

    Banarsi Designs
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Disney’s “Frozen” is ultra-hot right now, and millions of Elsa-themed birthday and holiday parties are being planned at this very moment. Hosting a Frozen inspired get together is a chic way to kick off the winter season. However, even if kiddie stuff isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy a Frozen get-together in an elegant way. Here are 5 super cool ideas for a chic Frozen themed party. 1. Choose the Right Color Scheme (Photo Credits: Catch My Party) There are a few different color schemes that are associated with the Frozen movie: blue and purple, and blue and white. Blue (Elsa) and…
  • Does Your Thanksgiving Get-Together Have These 8 Things?

    Banarsi Designs
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    Planning a Thanksgiving get-together that goes smoothly can seem downright impossible, especially if you’ll be cooking for several guests. However, there are several things that can not only make hosting easier, but will also make the dinner more enjoyable for your guests. Make sure your Thanksgiving party has these 8 essentials. 1. Helping Hands If you’re cooking for a lot of people, don’t turn down offers for help. It will free you up to focus more on the big ticket items, like the turkey. Let someone else bring the pie, or the mashed potatoes. 2. Wine (Photo Credits: Williams Sonoma…
  • 6 Hot Thanksgiving Table Trends

    Banarsi Designs
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    This year, everyone is going to be looking at your Thanksgiving table. It will be the subject of many pictures and Facebook posts, so you want to be sure it looks as good as your food is delicious. Here are 6 super hot Thanksgiving table trends that will set your table apart from the rest. Pumpkin Flower Pot (Photo Credits: Southern Piphi) Instead of setting your flower centerpieces in a boring vase this year, empty out a pumpkin and let it act as as a flower pot. Simply remove the top and scrape out the insides as though you were carving a jack-o-lantern, and then fill the inside with water.
  • 5 Ways to Transition Your Fall Home Decor Into Winter

    pavel
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    Transitioning your home decor from fall to winter doesn’t have to be difficult. By using basic elements like apothecary jars, manzanita branches and burlap wreaths, you can change your home’s seasonal decor from autumn to winter easily. Check out these fast and easy tips! Swap Out Items In Your Filled Jars (Photo Credits: Styleburb, Bonbonrosegirls.com) Decorating your home with apothecary jars makes transitioning your decor super simple. Pinecones work well for both fall and winter, and you can swap autumn leaves and pumpkins for holiday ornaments in just a few minutes! Change Your…
  • 5 Tips For the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal

    Banarsi Designs
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Thanksgiving is on its way, and so is the meal that everyone is looking forward to. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you’re searching hard for ways to make this year’s meal absolutely unforgettable. Check these five easy items off your list for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Tip #1. Use a Turkey Bag Forget opening up the oven and basting your turkey every hour. Shave hours off your bird’s cooking time by popping it in a special poultry bag, putting it in the oven, and forgetting about it until the timer goes off. Voila! Juicy, perfectly cooked turkey every time. Tip…
 
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  • Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? Follow These Easy Steps to Prepare.

    caitlink
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is an honor – but planning it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to juggle your busy schedule. Whether you’re hosting 8 people or 18, this timetable will help you plan ahead to make this the most memorable and stress-free Thanksgiving yet. 1 to 2 weeks before Thanksgiving… • Confirm the number of guests. • Plan your menu, including appetizers and desserts. If your guests are bringing food, select the dishes you’d like them to bring, alert them and write it down. • Order the turkey if you’re planning on serving a fresh turkey (or catered…
  • Top Bathroom Trends for 2015

    caitlink
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    More than 400 designers are in agreement that bathroom renovation trends for 2015 are moving toward a more simplistic, cleaner and contemporary look, according to a style report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Although homeowners and designers aren’t completely dismissing the traditional rustic, cozy charm of today’s bathroom styles, they are favoring cleaner and more modern lines. Here are the hottest bathroom trends for 2015 to keep in mind if you’re considering a bathroom renovation in the near future: Soaking and free-standing tubs are taking over the traditional…
  • Granite Transformations Infographic: The Road to Renovation

    caitlink
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    So, we may not have been around during the Stone Age, but (surprisingly) the need for some form of countertop spans back to 200,000 BC. “The Road to Kitchen Counter Renovation” has been a journey of kitchen design trends and faux pas, with several innovative design successes and a series of hits and misses along the way. When it comes to kitchen design, avocado-colored appliances and unsightly Formica® countertops may have been all the rage back in the 1960s, but fast-forward into the next century and homeowners are busting through the time warp and embracing the beauty, style and…
  • Housing Market and Homebuilder Confidence is Rising

    caitlink
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reveals homebuilders are feeling more confident in sales expectations than they have in almost nine years. Builder confidence in the newly built, single family home market rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59, according to the latest Housing Market Index (HMI). This brings the index to its highest point since November of 2005. With a strengthening job market, demand for new homes is steadily trending upward and regaining builder confidence; however, there has been slightly…
  • A Granite Transformation: The Peacock Loop Diner in St. Louis

    caitlink
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Granite Transformations, a division of Trend Group, is proud to announce their involvement in a $1 million renovation of the Peacock Loop Diner, a 5,000 square foot retro-style diner located in the Loop section of St. Louis. Situated near the Moonrise Hotel, the Peacock Loop Diner is defined by locals as the ultimate 24-hour destination. With high-end design and a unique spin on traditional diner fare, this popular establishment was the first 24-hour diner to open in the area – serving breakfast, lunch, late-night dinners and a bonus full-service bar with spiked milk shakes! In conjunction…
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  • Traditional Hanok Houses

    Vidya Sudarsan
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Continuing my mini-series on an architectural world tours..  in this page, I've featured Hanok Houses from Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, Korea. These traditional Korean houses reflect Korean architecture and their long history. I believe Hanok's are now trendy, and travelers want to experience living in a Hanok! After putting this page together, I really feel like spending my next family vacation in a Hanok!I've some information here and links to go to for more.. followed by some of my favorite Hanok houses. Hanoks are environmental friendly. Natural resources such as…
  • A Great Way To Send Flowers Via The Bouqs

    Vidya Sudarsan
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    Disclaimer: This is a partnered post with The Bouqs.com. I received these flowers for participating in brand activities and spreading the word. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.The flowers I received from TheBouqs.com made me very happy! It arrived intact in a nice box and they were so fresh that I could even smell the white roses. I had a hard time selecting from their wide collection because all of them were stunning. I picked 'Peace' which is a beautiful mix of white roses and purple accent flowers.  I love how their different bouquets are named - such as 'Cake n…
  • Moorish Architecture And Designs

    Vidya Sudarsan
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Moorish Style! I don't have enough words to praise this gorgeous architectural style! I'm so glad to add this to my world tour....Here's a little history -- the Moorish architecture and designs are named after Moors - North African people who conquered what is now Spain, Portugal, and the Pyrenees region of France around 712 AD  to 1492. They introduced several architectural details including the unique way of painting ceramic tiles called ‘Zellige’. It consists of complex geometrical designs on tiles. It just amazes me how symmetric and colorful these tiles are.. Moors must have…
  • MyRegistry.com - Simplifying Holiday Wish List

    Vidya Sudarsan
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The holiday season is rapidly approaching, along with all of the hassles that come with it. With all the gift choices available these days, it can make it hard to buy meaningful gifts for your dear ones. I would like to suggest MyRegistry.com -- where you can get your family and friends to create their wish list and share it with you. It also gives you an opportunity to sit with your family to create holiday everyones wish lists.For those of you with kids, a holiday registry prevents embarrassing questions of having to choose specific items to tell the family members to purchase.  For…
  • Farm Fresh To You

    Vidya Sudarsan
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Disclaimer: This is a partnered post with Farm Fresh To You. I received the product and compensation for participating in brand activities and spreading the word. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.Farm Fresh to You is a California based co-op of farmers who delivers seasonal, organic and locally grown produce to your home. If you are like me who loves fruits and vegetables, you should try Farm Fresh To You. It is also for someone who is trying to add more organic produce to their regime. The box we received was nicely stacked with fresh and crispy produce that looked completely…
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  • Snuggle up this festive season

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

    strawberry_admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Add a touch of glamour to your home with our sparkly, new cushion covers!
  • Get cosy with flannelette sheets this winter!

    strawberry_admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    The cold weather is setting in and here at Tony’s we think there is nothing better than a flannelette set to keep you warm this winter. We have a great range of flannelette products for you to choose from, here are our favourites: Flannelette Alpine Nordic Grey Quilt Duvet Cover This is a lovely warm, cosy brushed cotton flannelette duvet cover with a grey and white alpine pattern on it. The cover is available as a single, double or king and will definitely keep you warm on the coldest off nights. Baby Flannelette Fitted Sheet Blue This flannelette sheet set is made from the finest 100%…
  • Simple ways to make big changes in your new home

    strawberry_admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Decorating your new home doesn’t have to be an expensive and lengthy process that will have you tearing your hair out. Making small changes to your new home will make a big difference! Bring in chic accessories and decorate your interior with your own personal style to create your dream home in no time at all. We spend a third of our lifetime asleep, so seen as you’ll be spending a lot of time in bed, we recommend purchasing a quality duvet for your new home. Remember – the higher the tog, the warmer the duvet. A simple way to style up your bedroom is with a funky duvet cover; it will…
  • 10 ways to become more energy efficient

    strawberry_admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Making small changes in your home can help to create a cleaner and greener environment as well as save on those pricey energy bills. It can be done without breaking the bank, here are a few simple ways of cutting down your energy costs: Change to energy saving light bulbs They last 10x longer than a standard bulb and can save you £40 per bulb installed. Don’t overfill your kettle Only fill the kettle with the minimum amount needed to save energy. Unplug devices not in use Devices continue to draw power even when they’re in standby mode or not in use, this is known as ‘vampire power’.
 
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  • A Rustic Vacation Home: Carter Kay Interiors

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

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

    Eric
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    According to Flags of Origin: We used the London Chesterfield Sofa for a large commercial Entertainment studio called Deluxe Entertainment. The main idea was to take a very commercial building and provide a “movie making” atmosphere within. The chesterfields provide a 1920’s nod to old time movie making, the vintage trunks nod to the styling and staging that happens, and the reclaimed lighting rig was adapted as a light with a custom hand blown glass globe almost as a nod to the ‘green light at the end of the dock” in The Great Gatsby. Flags of Origin specilizes…
  • Never Trust Anyone Who Doesn’t Love Cheese: Mintwood Home

    Eric
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    According to Mintwood Home: One of our favorite Go Home items (and also one of our best-sellers) is this pair of outback candle holders. They make a great gift and add the perfect touch of rustic charm to your home. We’re also pretty obsessed with the piggy cheeseboard, never trust anyone who doesn’t love cheese!   Mintwood Home is an online home decor company focused on giving customers access to designer fabrics and timeless home accessories that transition seamlessly from home to future home. Their target customer is young, smart, confident, and upbeat. She has a unique…
  • A Pop of Color on Natural Materials: J. Heiland Interiors

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

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

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

    5 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hundreds entered our silky cushion giveaway by Nitin Goyal London, and now we are finally revealing the lucky winner who is going cuddle up with this beautiful patterned cushion!  Drum roll...rolling.....rolling.... Congratulations to Carol Bizzell, you're the WINNER!! (Could you please send an email to dorothea@thelongeststay.com with your address, so we can post your prize?) We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered (you were a lot, really!!), but don't worry, we've got more to come...so keep an eye on our newsletters (plus get 10% OFF when you sign up)…
  • What's On | November 2014 Events

    1 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's November edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of November 2014. We're wondering how we're going to fit it all in! 1-30 November Richmond Literature Festival, Richmond Taking place in the beautifully scenic borough of Richmond, the Literature Festival aims to inspire and educate about the literary world, featuring authors, journalists and commentators. There will be workshops and events, as well as a programme for children and young people, making it a perfect day out for the whole family! 3-9 November Winter…
  • Gothic Interior Design Ideas: our Top 10

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    When it comes to think of decorating our home, we all head straight for carved pumpkins, spider webs, blood and ghosts, but we, design lovers, decided to round up our top 10 elements to consider when decorating a gothic-inspired interior without restricting to the traditional way.  Scroll through some of these creative ideas to make your home look more mystic without losing its elegance.  1. Colours The colours preferred are generally darker and richer, but you don’t have to follow the gloomy palette. In fact, if not used with moderation, black, for example, could give your…
 
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  • Modern Private Residence in Taiwan Overlooking a National Park

    Sherry Nothingam
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    Waking up each morning to the sight of lush green canopy and the early morning frenzy of birds just outside the window is indeed a great way to start the day. The Unbound private residence nestled in the gorgeous Yangmingshan National Park in Taiwan promises all this and a whole lot more as it brings the outdoors inside. Designed by J.C. Architecture, this elegant forest house combines the tranquility of nature with the comfort of contemporary lifestyle to deliver a serene and secluded retreat. The architects turned to the view outside for inspiration as large glass doors and an open floor…
  • Classic Seattle Lakefront House gets a Bookish Modern Twist!

    Sherry Nothingam
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    It was just a few days ago that we were talking about the possible revival of Tudor style and how modern designers are giving these classic homes a contemporary makeover without actually altering their distinct silhouette. Today, we have another beauty that perfectly exemplifies this beautiful blend between old world charm and modern aesthetics. Overlooking Lake Washington, this Seattle home has all the trademark traits of the timeless Tudor house. A style that combined late Medieval and early Renaissance influences, it was incredibly popular in the Washington in the pre World War II era.
  • 23 Bedrooms that Bring Home the Romance of Red

    Sherry Nothingam
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    When it comes to infusing a space with vivacious energy and a touch of romance, few colors come close to red. It is a great way of garnering attention towards an architectural feature, giving it prominence and elevating a space that is filled with boring neutrals. Yet, when it comes to adding this brilliant color to our bedroom, we are often found hesitant and unsure. The biggest fear is that red can become overwhelming a touch too quickly as decorating with the color is perceived as a tricky affair. Also, many believe that it disturbs the harmony of their serene, personal sanctuary. But for…
  • 10 Rooms with an Indoor Water Feature

    Kate Simmons
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    Maybe it’s all those years of admiring mall and hotel lobby architecture, but I’ve always been a fan of indoor water features! There’s something very grand about them, and they bring a vacation vibe to any room they inhabit. Speaking of indoor water feature locations, what do you think are the most popular spots for these special flourishes? Living rooms and entryways are definitely top choices, but others may surprise you. Today’s post will hopefully inspire you with a range of water feature options. Not to mention, it just might inspire you to relax,…
  • Twin Visions: Dashing NYC Studio Apartment Gets Two Glamorous Makeovers!

    Sherry Nothingam
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    How many different ways can you think of decorating your own home? While we might alter hues and styles ever so slightly once in a while, it is not very often that the same home is decorated in a delightfully different manner with a few smart changes. This studio apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City has been designed in two different ways in less than a year. Evan Schwartz, Homepolish designer, was the man behind this unique and imaginative twin transformation as he redesigned the very apartment that he had shaped only a few months earlier!The first couple that…
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  • Country Interior Design Style

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

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    Terry’s Fabrics in the United Kingdom asked to interview me for their Creative Trends series. Creative Trends includes interviews with fabulous creative designers giving their insights on the latest trends within the world of interior design and home décor. I’m pleased to be featured on their “Creative Trends” interview series, sharing my best design trend tips and inspirations
  • Interior Design Trends 2015

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Interior design has a symbiotic relationship with fashion design. Both inspire each other for creative ideas and new inspirations.  In 2015 Interior design and home décor trends will reinvent luxury, creativity, versatility, and eco-friendly spaces. Here is a list of interior design and home décor trends for 2015: Colors which are chosen from outdoor natural surroundings and 
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Featured in E-book

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Rustica Hardware in the United States asked me to contribute to their E-book called “The Ultimate Interior Design Guide By Rustica Hardware”.  This interior design style E-book shares tips and ideas for designing and decorating any home or office with any interior design style. Included are eleven different interior design styles. I’m pleased to be featured in the Traditional
  • Contemporary Interior Design Style


    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Contemporary interior design style makes a space feel comfortable and welcoming without being dark and cluttered. It conveys modernity and style.The form and shape of the furniture used are the most important elements when designing a contemporary space.  The Contemporary style is represented by clean lines, open modern spaces, and accents in bold shades. This style is equally
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    Decor Girl

  • Spin Ceramics Has 5 Gift Ideas For Design Lovers

    Decor Girl
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    During gift giving season the design obsessed can be the hardest to buy for.  What is cool but not kitchy?  What is stylish yet useful?  We’ve found five unique ideas from Spin Ceramics which are perfect for any design lover on … Read More
  • Enjoy The Holiday With A Fuss Free Modern Christmas Tree

    Decor Girl
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Designed by an architect and perfected by his family, the Modern Christmas Tree is a delight for any interior. The answer to fuss free holiday decorating. Read More
  • Agraria Has Go To Gifts For The Holiday Season

    Decor Girl
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    November is here, the holidays are going to be upon us before we know it.  Time to stock the gift closet with easy go-to gifts suitable for any occasion.  One of our favorite go to gifts are candles and soaps … Read More
  • Diamond (Sinks) Are A Kitchen’s Best Friend

    Decor Girl
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Today's kitchen sink question for consumers is 1 bowl or 2. What if you could have the benefits of both? The BLANCO DIAMOND low divide 1 3/4 bowl does it. Read More
  • 7 Tips For Drapery Success In Today’s Home

    Decor Girl
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Do you hang pictures on your wall without a frame? Go out of the house before you’ve finished dressing? Doubtful on both accounts.  The same logic applies to windows.  Rarely can a window go completely undressed.  Check out these seven … Read More
 
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Regaining character in a period property

    Nicola
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    For people looking to purchase a home, period properties can carry a lot of appeal. Period properties provide you with a unique place to live, allowing you to stand out from the crowd. For some people though, period properties may seem too old fashioned, and may not seem as attractive as a modern, state of the art house or apartment. However, for those who are fans of history and classic architecture, a period property could be the perfect place to live. A period property will already have a lot of character to it, and it may be the case that you are happy to leave it as it is. Some period…
  • Hardwood flooring vs. Carpet

    Nicola
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    When it comes to flooring for your home, the two most popular choices have always been carpet or hardwood. While recent years have seen more options becoming slightly more popular, none of them ever really come close to these two. So for people decorating a new home, or redecorating their current home, the big question is often which type of flooring to choose. For some, the decision will be a practical, functional choice, whereas others will make the choice based on aesthetics and personal preference. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, and by understanding these, you can…
  • Entertaining guest with hardwood flooring

    Nicola
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Having hardwood flooring installed can completely change the look of your home, giving it a feeling of luxury and class. Whenever you have friends or family around, whether this is for a full-on dinner party or just a quick cup of tea and a catch up, your beautiful hardwood flooring will be one of the first things they will notice upon arrival. If you find yourself entertaining guests on a regular basis, you will of course want to show off your home’s best features, but at the same time you will want to protect your wooden floors from any potential damage from increased usage. This is…
  • Protecting Wooden Floors

    Nicola
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Real hardwood floors can not only make your home look beautiful but also increase the value of it and help it sell better. But it’s important to keep wooden floors in good condition so they don’t look worn and tired. But don’t worry; this is not difficult to do. Here at Just Wood we offer a few suggestions that, if you undertake them, will keep your wood floors in excellent condition. Avoid Water on Wood Floors Water can be very damaging to hardwood floors; it can not only mark them but cause them to swell and cup. To avoid this make sure you keep contact with water to a…
  • Add value to your home with hardwood flooring

    Nicola
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    When it comes to selling your home, you will want to make sure you get the best possible price for it. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning on selling your home in the next few months, or don’t have any plans to sell it for a number of years, any steps you can take to add to the value of your property add will pay off in the long run. Your home is one of, if not your biggest single asset, so investing in it over time is always a smart decision. While there are a whole host of different ways you can add value to your home, one of the easiest and most effective ways is by…
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    Home Stratosphere

  • 15 Custom Luxury Home Bar Designs By Drury Design

    HS Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Welcome to our gallery showcasing a collection of bold home bars created by Chicago-based design firm Drury Design. Sometimes having an equally gorgeous and utilitarian kitchen is not enough. While entertaining guests is a customary activity for living rooms, it’s not always the best option for gathering friends for drinks and dining. A grand, open design kitchen can be made to accommodate, but sometimes you really want to bring the pub atmosphere inside. This is where the home bar comes in. This selection of custom crafted home bars shows the breadth of style and function available…
  • 12 Elegant Dome Ceiling Designs by Canadian Specialty Ceilings

    HS Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Welcome to today’s gallery, a selection of gorgeous domed ceilings by Canadian Specialty Ceilings. Architectural domes have been found in ancient mesopotamian buildings, but true domes gained steam during the Roman Empire, used in famous buildings like the Pantheon. The tradition didn’t end with the Roman Empire, of course. Domes have appeared in grand and stately buildings over the centuries, including the Hagia Sofia in Instanbul, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, and the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.. More recently, modern domes are most…
  • 37 Beautiful Dining Room Designs from Top Designers Worldwide

    HS Editor
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Welcome to our gallery featuring 37 beautiful dining room interior designs from top designers and architects from around the world. Our first dining room featured above, is a custom dining room design by  Angelica Henry Design.  You can see the rest of the rest of the home here. These inspired designs range from modern to traditional to minimalist, and everything in-between. A dining room with form and function is nearly as important as the kitchen where the food is prepared. The best dining rooms are places where you are surrounded with friends and family–but a comfortable chair and…
  • 22 Different Types Of Coffee Tables (Ultimate Buying Guide)

    HS Editor
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Coffee tables have been a staple of Western living rooms for decades upon decades now. They have evolved from simple tables into some of the most elaborate constructions appearing in homes today. The breadth and scope of choice when it comes to purchasing a coffee table for your house can be intimidating, so we are here to present some of the best, most popular, and enduring options available. Our , is a contemporary rustic design with uncut wood pieces supporting a seamless glass top. We’ll take a look at the most important aspects to consider: construction, tabletop material, and…
  • Kitchen Layout Design Ideas & Tips for a Functional Kitchen Space (Illustrated)

    HS Editor
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Welcome to our guide to creating a functional kitchen. Building code stifles creativity and just plain doesn’t make sense. Isn’t that the truth? It’s not. Building code relays the best practices for safety and is perfectly logical. For example, stair balusters have to be placed close enough together that a four-inch-in-diameter ball can’t go through. Does that number seem random? It’s actually because four inches is considered too narrow for the average infant’s head to fit through. Not having to butter your kid’s ears to get them out of the bannister…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Art on a Budget

    Donna Hoffman
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Want to get that high end look without blowing your budget?  Use these simple steps and your friends will be asking if you won the lottery!   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…
  • The Table’s Dilemma Pre-Thanksgiving

    Donna Hoffman
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Stressing about decorating for the holidays?  You think YOU have problems! Here’s one holiday gift that you’ll use over and over again. Let the Decorating Roadmap Starter Kit be your guide to getting the home of your dreams! Click here to download.   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…
  • Art on a Budget

    Donna Hoffman
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Struggling with last minute decorating before the holidays? Here are some quick, easy design finishes that you can accomplish before the guests walk through the door! 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…
  • The Beds and the Bees

    Donna Hoffman
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    It’s difficult enough for humans to talk about…how about beds?   About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous  results when decorating your own home, or hiring the right…
  • Scary Statistic

    Donna Hoffman
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Did you know that over 98% of homeowners are dissatisfied with the decor in their homes (according to a survey in Elle Decor)? Watch this video before you set foot in a furniture store! 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 one of 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…
 
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    Chic California

  • Vintage Map Ornament: Trim The Tree Blog Hop

    chiccalifornia
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Vintage Map Ornament: Trim the Tree Blog Hop I know we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet and I promise I won’t bombard you with Christmas stuff until after the Turkey has been digested! But in case you are getting ready to decorate your tree or for you snowed in readers who have already started, I {Read More...} The post Vintage Map Ornament: Trim The Tree Blog Hop appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #47

    chiccalifornia
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #47 Before we get this party started I just wanted to give you a quick update on my Thanksgiving Table which you can see here if you missed it. Evidently I forgot to give my boys’ best neighbor friend an official seat at the table. So he took it upon {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #47 appeared first on Chic California.
  • How to Transform an Old Piece of Art into a Chalkboard

    chiccalifornia
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    How to Transform an Old Piece of Art into a Chalkboard I suffer from a condition called design ADD. It’s a real thing in my world. I am always moving things around, rearranging furniture, and swapping out wall decor. If you will recall I had some new doors that I made look old and crackly {Read More...} The post How to Transform an Old Piece of Art into a Chalkboard appeared first on Chic California.
  • Thanksgiving Table Setting

    chiccalifornia
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Thanksgiving Table Setting It’s here! The big reveal of my Thanksgiving Table setting. I have been putting this together for a few days now and I am so excited to share it with you. I wanted to do something different than last years’s painted pumpkins (Which you can check out here in case you missed {Read More...} The post Thanksgiving Table Setting appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #46

    chiccalifornia
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #46 I can’t believe we are on Link Party #46! Where does the time go? Are busy creating your Thanksgiving menu and decorating your dining room table? Or have you moved on to prepping for Christmas yet? I’m in Thanksgiving mode here and I can’t wait to show you my {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #46 appeared first on Chic California.
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    HomeDSGN

  • Townhouse by Igor Sirotov Architect

    Magaly
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
    Townhouse is a project visualized by Igor Sirotov Architect. The interior has a sparse quality to it, giving it a sense of serenity. Renderings courtesy of Igor Sirotov ArchitectMore...
  • Patio House by Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design

    Eric
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Patio House is a contemporary residence designed by Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design. Completed in 2014, it is located in Jaffa, the southern, oldest part of Tel Aviv, Israel. Patio House by Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design: “The house, which consists of only one floor, built on a 0.125 acre land, around 200 square meters, U shaped – space around a courtyard / patio, similar to the traditional Arab home..More...
  • West End by Lily G

    Magaly
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:19 am
    West End is a private residence designed by Lily G. The interior features a variety of textures and patterns that add plenty of personality and character. Photos courtesy of Lily GMore...
  • Ipe House by P+0 Arquitectura

    Magaly
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Ipe House is a private residence located in Monterrey, Mexico. Designed by P+0 Arquitectura, it has beautiful views over the city and the Cerro de la Silla. Ipe House by P+0 Arquitectura: “A house for people with dogs requires a large amount of open space; more so, when its inhabitants are big fans of plants and outdoor activity. The plot; 12 meter (39 foot) wide and 18 meter (59 foot)..More...
  • Riba House by SVOYA Studio

    Eric
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Riba House is a private home located in Ukraine. It was recently completed by SVOYA Studio. Riba House by SVOYA Studio “When we began to work on the interior of a country house, our task was to make insignificant changes into the existing building. But later we left only the planning concept and some carpentry items. Customers expressed a desire to create a modern and cozy interior. And the fact..More...
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Steel Spiral Staircase by Rizzi

    Vania
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    A natural architectural vocation lies at the heart of Rizzi’s steel spiral staircases, which combine the needs of contemporary designs with the most sophisticated hand-crafting techniques. The staircase becomes a sophisticated volume that in interior design is lent an unexpected softness thanks to the timeless charm of wood teamed with metal. Read the rest of Steel Spiral Staircase by Rizzi originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Rotating Multiuse Shelf by Luka Pirnat

    Vania
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    Luka Pirnat is a industrial design graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He interlaces simplicity, innovation and functionality with a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty. Read the rest of Rotating Multiuse Shelf by Luka Pirnat originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Afillia – the Future of Lighting is in 3D Printing

    Vania
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    These are  the new collection of lamps designed by Alessandro Zambelli for .exnovo. A name borrowed from botanical science – Afillia is a plant without leaves. This family of decorative lighting by three free standing, three suspension – base are made of pine, handmade according to ancient traditions, is combined with a diffuser nylon, sintered through professional 3D printing. Read the rest of Afillia – the Future of Lighting is in 3D Printing originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Reconstruction and Interior Design of Small Apartment by Cubica Studio

    Vania
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    The philosophy of Cubica Studio is simplicity and quality. These characteristics Cubica try to bring in each project they are working on. When creating interior and furniture design are focused mainly on functionality, quality and design details that create character to the space. Whether it’s your home or workplace, you should feel comfortable in them. Read the rest of Reconstruction and Interior Design of Small Apartment by Cubica Studio originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Eastern Exotic and Modern Simplicity at Carpediem Restaurant

    Vania
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    This Indonesian restaurant with its smooth and welcoming ambiance combines, charmingly the modern design and architecture configurations with local craftsmanship of rattan furniture production. The two central focal point pieces of the bar and restaurant areas are created in traditional style with strongly expressed designers view by the Yamakawa craftsmen’s – the knitted rattan art piece that fills the void of the main area and the spiral staircase that becomes an art piece itself are wonderful representation of the skill of the craftsman. Read the rest of Eastern Exotic and Modern…
 
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    Trendoffice

  • A growing trend

    trendoffice
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    This seams to be a growing trend - the so called Standing Desk is getting more and more popular, but, if you check, you will fins that "During the 18th and 19th centuries, standing desks were popular... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2014 Wood Awards

    trendoffice
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    As interior designer I asm most impressed with furniture design: Production Made Furniture: winner 'Hat Tree', by Fowler & Company Materials: Steamed laminated European beech  Bespoke... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gifts for everyone

    trendoffice
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Are you looking for gift ideas? I suppose that I can help you with some suggestions - good design with practical value is one of the best choices: Moon ClockAlto Wood Wallets have a functional... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rustic revolution

    trendoffice
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:34 pm
    I am borrowing this title from Livingetc, but I do agree that this trend in interior design is growing - rustic look with lots of  unfinished or reclaimed wood combined... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Thanksgiving Gifts and Décor

    trendoffice
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    I like this holiday season when we think of decorating, gifts and warm and cozy home atmosphere. One way to make things easier is to start with Thanksgiving setting that could extend... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Modern Design and Living - Interiors and Home Accessories - Mocha

  • New Trend Alert: Indoor Trees

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

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

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

    Sarah
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Have you ever noticed that the interiors of small homes are often far more creative than larger ones? When space is limited, you have to be very inventive with it. I recently came across this breathtaking little duplex apartment. And it illustrates perfectly what can be achieved with well-considered, innovative design. Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, […]
  • How To Use Colour In Your Home Office To Increase Productivity

    Sarah
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    If you work from home, you’ll know how easy it is to get distracted. And how hard it can sometimes be to concentrate. You probably already realise that clutter doesn’t help. (Neither does Facebook, that pile of dishes or thinking about the washing that needs to go into the machine.) But here’s a simple design […]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Christmas all Wrapped Up! WIN £250 to Spend on Howkapow this week!

    Rog How
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Here at Howkapow we believe Christmas is as much about giving as receiving. With that in mind we thought we’d spring a little five-day competition on you – your chance to WIN £250 to spend on our shop this festive season! All you have to do to enter is to hop on our shop and tell us what Howkapow goodies you’d spend your £250 on, by filling in the form below. If you win the voucher you can spend it on anything on the shop that you want, it’s completely up to you! Our competition is up and running and we’ll announce our winner on Monday Nov 24th. If…
  • Great Gift Ideas For £20 & Under!

    Cat How
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    1. Portuguese Serving Jug (£18.95) / 2. Chess & Checkers Set (£19.95) / 3. Swallow Mobile (£10.95) / 4. Rita Earrings Black & Electric Blue (£20.00) / 5. The Tea Towel (£10.00) / 6. Whale Necklace (£20.00) / 7. Turquoise Notebook (£11.95) / 8. Tribal Burst Necklace (£19.95) / 9. Reversible Acorn Bonnet Chocolate (£10.00) / 10. Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Set (£14.95) / 11. Mini Facemaker Set (£19.95) / 12. Gold Crystalized Studs (£12.00) / 13. Be Bold Print (£20.00) / 14. Butcher Cuts Oven Glove (£14.00) / 15. Bubble Glass Lagoon Carafe (£14.95) / 16. Jansen Mug…
  • Lorena Marañón

    Cat How
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Born in 1988 in Holguin, Cuba Lorena Marañón is a textile artist with a love of colour and skill in craft that I find captivating. Currently living and working in Miami, Florida she began embroidering in 2009 by producing small and experimental pieces that became the foundation of a four year jewellery business. I really wanted to get some of Lorena’s pieces on Howkapow, but their one-off nature and the fact they took (understandably) many weeks to create meant we couldn’t quite make this happen. Since then, her jewellery has taken a back seat and she now makes highly…
  • WIN Our Exclusive Las Vegas Shotgun Wedding Silk Scarf!

    Cat How
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    In our latest competition this week we’re giving you the chance to win our exclusive Las Vegas Shotgun Wedding Silk Scarf worth £35! Designed exclusively for us by Edinburgh-based designer Karen Mabon, the scarf is inspired by everyone’s favourite place for a shotgun wedding: Las Vegas! There’s an Elvis and his runaway bride, a pink cadillac reference to Thelma and Louise and even a white tiger as a nod to Sigfried and Roy. The Scarf has been hugely popular with customers already, and even featured in ELLE Deco Sweden this month too. All you have to do is hop onto…
  • All Knitwear

    Cat How
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    Yes folks, knitting can be super duper cool – just take a look at the fantastic work of ALL Knitwear. A knitwear label created by American designer, Annie Larson, her small collection of hand-made, made-to-order jumpers, hats, shorts and baby clothes is an ongoing study of tone and pattern realised in some out-there designs and colour combinations. There is a strong 80s vibe to many, with surf and new wave undertones. I wish Rog, Rolo and I could own them all! Annie was born in 1983 (in Seoul) and grew up in rural Wisconsin. She attended the University of Minnesota and later went on to…
 
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    Notapaperhouse.com magazine

  • Miracle Mile Residential Project

    Ieva
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    Founded in 2011 by interior designers Krista Schrock and David John Dick, DISC Interiors has been hailed for creating warm modern designs that exude an “enviable California vibe.” This lovely home, that we’re sharing today totally qualify with that description in one hundred percent. Inspired by natural materials, tonal color palettes, and the distinctive work of artisans and craftspeople with whom they work, the duo strives to create homes that are as stylish and refined as they are effortless and comfortable. Miracle Mille Residential Project is planned, designed and decorated in…
  • Minimalistic Penthouse in Barcelona

    Ieva
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Designed by Estudio P. Libano, this Barcelona penthouse is stylish in a minimal yet very chic way. The calm and neutral colour palette, light, muted wood floors with some black accents and contrasting countertops all compose into this one harmonic and calming space. The rough concrete walls add a touch of industrialism together with a  metal dining chairs and bar stools. Bathroom layout was obviously chosen to preserve as much space as possible, therefore, the shower is fit together with a bathtub. One inventive idea, was to place a washbasin not in the bathroom, but in the hallway.
  • Fontevraud Abbey Hotel

    Ieva
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:43 am
    Since I’m a sucker for everything with History and character, coming around these wonderful renovations and conversions form something old and neglected to something sophisticated and contemporary is always worthwhile. Everything is definitely in balance with today’s the Fontevraud Abbey’s new hotel. Designed by architect duo Jouin Manku, aka Patrick Jouin & Sanjit Manku, the soothing and sleek design leaves room for the historically charged interiors of one of the vastest monastic sites from the Middle Ages, to continue be the focal point of every space. This landmark…
  • Christopher Marley Artworks

    Ieva
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    What a wonderful Autumnal Tuesday is shining through the windows today. Hope each one of our followers and readers had a wonderful Halloweekend this year! If you didn’t, well, there’s always another year to make it right. Right now most of the leaves have already fallen from trees and the gloomy and dark fall is everywhere around us, but it’s always a great time to be reminded of the exquisite colourful creatures of the earth. I’ll confess, I have been a bit inspired by Halloween butterfly costumes, and other colourful creatures that I have seen while celebrating…
  • Green Buildings In Australia

    Deborah
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Australia is a leader in sustainable and green building practices. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) ranks second globally to the US Green Building Council when it comes to influence and size. It is one of the eight country councils which founded the World Green Building Council, a global council that promotes green building initiative and the use of planning and design methods that are resource efficient and environmentally accountable from an international perspective. A short history of the GBCA The GBCA was established in 2002 by green building innovators who have seen the…
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    Interioridea.net

  • 8 Awe Inspiring Bedrooms with Ocean View

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    If you are lucky enough to live near the ocean then you should better think about how to bring a piece of that beautiful exterior  in your bedroom interior. We have a smart solution and idea: glass walls! Install glass walls to allow the beautiful exterior of the ocean to be visible in the bedroom The post 8 Awe Inspiring Bedrooms with Ocean View appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Amazing Bedroom Interior Design Ideas with Glass Walls 10 Ravishing Red Bedroom Interior Design Ideas 10 Gorgeous Airy Bedroom Interior Design Ideas
  • Top 9 Industrial Home Office Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    The setting of the home office is really important, because the working environment should be adjusted according to your personal style and energy. Industrial setting in the home office is perfect for young, open minded people who enjoy cool and edgy way of decor. Industrial home office will most likely reflect ultra cool and vibrant The post Top 9 Industrial Home Office Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Cool Attic Home Office Interior Design Ideas 10 Cool Industrial Kitchen Interior Design Ideas 10 Cool Industrial Kitchen Interior Design Ideas
  • Best 10 Creative Bedroom Nightstand Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    Naturally, the bedroom table or commonly known as  nightstand is a really important piece of furniture for this interior, both from functional and aesthetic reasons. The bedroom nightstand is practical and essential for the interior, and at the same way it can send a super modern statement in the place and have an important role The post Best 10 Creative Bedroom Nightstand Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Top 7 Fashionable Kid’s Bedroom Designs 10 Bedroom Interior with Roof Beam Design Ideas 10 Bold Industrial Bedroom Interior Design Idea
  • Feminine Feel in 11 Bold Living Room Designs

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    Feminine living room refers to a interior that is rather decorated in bright, soft colors with pops of vibrant pink or purple shades, shag and silky textures, inspiring and sweet floral patterns and sophisticated decorative palette. Feminine living room most likely tend to reflect airy, profound and beautiful ambiance and has a truly delightful and The post Feminine Feel in 11 Bold Living Room Designs appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Best 15 Gray and Yellow Living Room Design Ideas Best 11 Marvelous Red Living Room Design Ideas 10 Modern Mid Century Living Room Interior…
  • 10 Amazing Minimalist Dining Room Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Minimalist interior style is a perfect choice for everyone who follows the motto “Less Is More.” Dining room, due to its entertaining and relaxing purpose its perfect interior for applying the minimalist decor style. Minimalist dining room most likely tend to reflect sharp, vibrant energy and has a mesmerizing sleek and contemporary appearance. If you The post 10 Amazing Minimalist Dining Room Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Ikea Dining Room Design Ideas for 2015 8 Cozy and Modern Dining Rooms with Fireplace 10 Dramatic Industrial Dining Room…
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  • White Kitchen Cabinets: How to Brighten Up Your Kitchen

    interiordesignet
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Do you have ideas to work with your kitchen remodeling? If yes then have a white kitchen cabinet can be a source of ideas for kitchen remodeling which is not limited to whether light colors or dark colors on the design of your kitchen. The white color of a kitchen cabinet will be able to give a bright accent, have a strong appeal as well as provide larger effects on a small kitchen area. As it is white colored, this type of kitchen cabinet will be very easy to look dirty. Also you will easily notice any fingerprints or hand tracks spilled food or drink. Therefore, the product of white kitchen…
  • How Can an Illuminated Mirror Improve Your Bathroom?

    interiordesignet
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    Have you utilized illuminated bathroom mirrors? The valuable task of the ordinary mirror’s frequently doesn’t get the proper attention of homeowners in their homes. What if it is an illuminated mirror for the bathroom? Illuminated mirrors for the bathroom which you can purchase are available in numerous selections along with model, color, size and design. You don’t need to worry at this time to determine the right choice on an illuminated bathroom mirrors for your bathroom because this type of mirror is available in assorted of designs, shapes and sizes that can be fitting for…
  • Simple Guidance to Choose Your Right Coffee Table

    interiordesignet
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    Nowadays, various types of coffee tables have been flooding the market of modern furniture. The design of the living room and your budget also greatly affect whether you can get the best or not. Please follow these clues below which are very useful for all homeowners: Types, characteristics and daily functions of the room you put the coffee tables should be your main consideration when determining the coffee tables type and then buy them. There are types of tables designed to beautify the room decor but these table types are rather weak to support daily activities. In addition there are also…
  • Make Bathroom Area Become Child Proof

    interiordesignet
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Have you consider making your bathroom become a child proofing? Child proofing is a must if you have children, not only on the playing area but also very important applied in the bathroom. Even the bathroom is the most risky places for the whole family especially for children because children always consider all the room in their house are playing areas and all the objects they encounter is a toy. If you apply a child proofing in your home, you will be able to avoid your children from the accidents even though you cannot always keep your children out of danger. Because of the bathroom has…
  • Kitchen Pantry Cabinet – A Great Stuff to Organize Your Kitchen

    interiordesignet
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    Have you been considering installing kitchen pantry cabinet in your kitchen? This can be a costly and complicated when you decide on the proper design of pantry cabinet for your kitchen, whether you only want to perform kitchen remodeling or even building a kitchen from scratch. One of the most important things that you should consider for your kitchen is how you make it tidy and well-organized. If you choose to go with remodeling, you should be prepared to spend money about thousand dollars. Choose a cheaper way by installing a storage pantry cabinet in your kitchen. Your decision to install…
 
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    Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas

  • Look what’s trending: knits

    Jenna Crotty
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Knits are always a seasonal staple when winter rolls in. This year I’m seeing in particular a lot of chunky knits, with cream and beige being the trending favourite colours. Knits are a great way to add warmth and texture to your home. So if you plan on getting on this trend, I’ve hand picked […] The post Look what’s trending: knits appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • Look what’s trending: stag cushions

    Jenna Crotty
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    All sorts of deer-shaped door knobs and doe-like decorations can be hunted (pun very much intentional) in Irish and online interiors stores this season, so here’s a collection of my favourite stag cushions for your inspiration. I’m overwhelmed by the urge to make an ‘oh deer’ pun but I’ll spare you. I dare say it’d […] The post Look what’s trending: stag cushions appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • Have we found our site on 8 acres of forest?

    Jenna Crotty
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    In contrast to the wide-open, cow-inhabited, sloped fields we scoped out last week, this week, in our search for a site to build the dream house, we viewed 8 acres of flat, densely overgrown forest. The site wasn’t easy to access but after clambering through a stream, a high ditch, a thick hedgerow and a […] The post Have we found our site on 8 acres of forest? appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • How to make mason jar candle holders

    Jenna Crotty
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Inspired by the mason jar crafts craze on beloved Pinterest, I decided to start making mason jar candle holders. The DIY craftsy nut in me gets very excited about photographs like this: Images above found on Pinterest A bit of burlap and a spool of string I went to Inspiring Ideas and Hickeys to pick up […] The post How to make mason jar candle holders appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • The 5 Acres in North Wexford

    Jenna Crotty
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    After a fruitless few months of scanning property websites for the dream house in the countryside, we’ve started flirting with the idea of building it ourselves. Today we went to view our first site for sale. The site is 5 acres and it’s located outside Gorey in north Co. Wexford, Ireland. The screenshot from landdirect.ie above shows you the […] The post The 5 Acres in North Wexford appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – November 21

    Emma Harger
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    This week at Lights Online, we: showed off 20 mudroom lighting ideas (and participated in #kbtribechat on the same subject) took a look at 4 different 2015 colors of the year (which is your favorite?) marveled at how the George Kovacs Jewel Box bath bar light makes a bathroom sparkle We’re also gearing up for some big stuff that starts on November 28 at 12:01 am…What could that be? You should subscribe to our newsletter because I heard subscribers get some inside info earlier than everyone else. Oh, yes, that’s right–we also collected 10 great design inspirations from…
  • Fabulous Friday: George Kovacs Jewel Box

    Emma Harger
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    Contemporary Bathroom by St Louis Interior Designers & Decorators S&K Interiors This contemporary bathroom comes to us from a beautifully-renovated penthouse loft in St. Louis. (It really is stunning: every single room has bold color, pattern and excellent lighting. Definitely check out the whole project!) I’m a fan of all the blue hues used, from the walls to the multi-colored tile installation in the shower. The bowl sink is also an iridescent stunner with luxurious veining detail. But this bathroom just wouldn’t be so glamorous without that lighting casting a textural…
  • A Look at 2015 Colors of the Year

    Emma Harger
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    As 2014 draws to a close, paint and home furnishing companies are starting to name the colors that they think will be all the rage in 2015. Color authority Pantone hasn’t chimed in just yet, but two paint companies have and so has a fabric company that took insight from interior designers into account. Their three selections are very, very different, but all of them are intriguing in their own ways. Let’s take a look at four 2015 colors of the year and see how they have been used in real-life rooms! Sherwin-Williams chose Coral Reef (color code SW 6606), a bright and bold hue…
  • 20 Mudroom Lighting Ideas

    Emma Harger
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    No matter what kind or size of home you have, there’s a way to create and decorate a great and useful mudroom so that you can come home and peel off the day in style. Mudrooms often have built-in storage units (that resemble pro sports locker rooms) and allow everyone to have a place for everything. But they can pull double or triple duty too, serving as laundry rooms, home offices and sometimes even bathrooms. Of course, all of these uses are just crying out for lighting! A common idea is to have recessed downlights aimed at the built-in unit so each person’s area is illuminated.
  • Design Inspirations – 10 Links You’ll Love: November 14

    Emma Harger
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    At Lights Online, we’ve been hard at work this week preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But in addition to looking at the way that a Fredrick Ramond Bijou chandelier beautifies a tropical-glam bathroom, we also found lots of intriguing lighting and design inspirations around the Internet. As it is Friday, we want to share 10 of them with you! Check out a few that just missed the cut on the Stunning Lighting Pinterest board, too. Dazzle Lamp from Dwell These fun, geometric, colorful lights are actually made from photographs. This is the Dazzle Lamp, a colalboration between a…
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    Rug Rats

  • Three Most Popular Custom Logo Rug Styles

    Sandy Henderson
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Producing custom logo mats is not costly. Development and design methods are making the procedure quicker, with amazing outcomes! You’ll be able to create a custom logo mat with almost any logo design you are looking for. We appreciate a style and design challenge! You can rely on Rug Rats as experts in their industry. […] The post Three Most Popular Custom Logo Rug Styles appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Generate Revenue with Custom Logo Entrance Mats

    Sandy Henderson
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Rug Rats is your online source for custom logo entrance mats. Rug Rats specializes in personalized custom logo entrance mats for businesses, national brands, military, schools, churches, health care facilities, hospitality, or any home and especially for that special gift. We offer free rug renderings with your logo for approval before you place your order […] The post Generate Revenue with Custom Logo Entrance Mats appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Rosecore Carpets Envisions Collection – Eros & Amorphous Custom Rugs

    Sandy Henderson
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    ROSECORE CARPETS & CUSTOM RUGS MODERN LUXURY THAT MAKES AN IMPACT FOR YOUR CUSTOM AREA RUG Sink your feet into modern luxury with the new Rosecore Envision collection, crafted from the softest wool and viscose in an ultra-thick cut pile. And style? Take your pick between two mesmerizing hand tufted patterns with a contemporary edge, Eros […] The post Rosecore Carpets Envisions Collection – Eros & Amorphous Custom Rugs appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Entrance Door Mats are a Great Way to Attract Customers and Visitors

    Sandy Henderson
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    When someone is visiting a home or office, it is common for the homeowner or employee to want to make an impression. One way of doing this is by having a custom door mat. Here at Rug Rats, we can help you grab the attention of visitors or customers at an office or home with […] The post Entrance Door Mats are a Great Way to Attract Customers and Visitors appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Drive Sales with Custom Floor Mats

    Sandy Henderson
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    As a small business owner, so much time, energy and stress are taken up focusing on how to get your name out there, how to stand out in the sea of competition and how to make sure that people associate your company name with good customer service, a fun place to shop and an easy […] The post Drive Sales with Custom Floor Mats appeared first on Rug Rats.
 
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    Mupplebee

  • How To Create Interior Design on Polyvore

    Alycia Wicker
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee So you wanna know how to create interior design in polyvore, more like a moodboard in Polyvore? Well I got you covered, you sassy interior designer you! How To Create Interior Design on Polyvore Step #1 Create an account on Polyvore. You can also use your Facebook or Twitter credentials. How To Create Interior Design on […] The post How To Create Interior Design on Polyvore appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • How To Sell Interior Design Services That Clients Buy

    Alycia Wicker
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee You google for hours trying to figure out how to sell interior design services. You’re thinking that no one is checking out your site, but they are. Ready for a story? Good. She saw your post on Facebook and clicked over to your website. It led her directly to your blog post, which she read […] The post How To Sell Interior Design Services That Clients Buy appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 3 Juicy Tips On How To Get New Interior Design Clients

    Alycia Wicker
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Mupplebee How To Get New Interior Design Clients You can’t sleep. You aren’t hungry. You’re mind is just racing all.the.time. Why? Because that’s all you say to yourself (on annoying repeat like a 5 year old). It’s like you’re Winnie the Pooh sitting there with your thinking cap on and you never take it off. Before I […] The post 3 Juicy Tips On How To Get New Interior Design Clients appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Success Strategies: 5 Keys To Sell Interior Design Services

    Alycia Wicker
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Mupplebee Pricing isn’t the only key when you want to sell interior design services. There are 5 success strategies you have to consider when you’re promoting your interior design services. Here are five success strategies to sell interior design services Deliverables – What are you exactly delivering to the client? Expectations – What does the client think they are […] The post Success Strategies: 5 Keys To Sell Interior Design Services appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Are You A Wimp Or A Warrior

    Alycia Wicker
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Did mommy not love you enough? Was daddy an alcoholic? Did you grow up poor? Were you abused? So what? SO EFFING WHAT Are you gonna live in the past? Crying yourself to sleep every night because of your past? Does you husband laugh at your dreams? Do your friends look at you with that […] The post Are You A Wimp Or A Warrior appeared first on Mupplebee.
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? Follow These Easy Steps to Prepare.

    caitlink
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is an honor – but planning it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to juggle your busy schedule. Whether you’re hosting 8 people or 18, this timetable will help you plan ahead to make this the most memorable and stress-free Thanksgiving yet. 1 to 2 weeks before Thanksgiving… • Confirm the number of guests. • Plan your menu, including appetizers and desserts. If your guests are bringing food, select the dishes you’d like them to bring, alert them and write it down. • Order the turkey if you’re planning on serving a fresh turkey (or catered…
  • Top Bathroom Trends for 2015

    caitlink
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    More than 400 designers are in agreement that bathroom renovation trends for 2015 are moving toward a more simplistic, cleaner and contemporary look, according to a style report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Although homeowners and designers aren’t completely dismissing the traditional rustic, cozy charm of today’s bathroom styles, they are favoring cleaner and more modern lines. Here are the hottest bathroom trends for 2015 to keep in mind if you’re considering a bathroom renovation in the near future: Soaking and free-standing tubs are taking over the traditional…
  • Granite Transformations Infographic: The Road to Renovation

    caitlink
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    So, we may not have been around during the Stone Age, but (surprisingly) the need for some form of countertop spans back to 200,000 BC. “The Road to Kitchen Counter Renovation” has been a journey of kitchen design trends and faux pas, with several innovative design successes and a series of hits and misses along the way. When it comes to kitchen design, avocado-colored appliances and unsightly Formica® countertops may have been all the rage back in the 1960s, but fast-forward into the next century and homeowners are busting through the time warp and embracing the beauty, style and…
  • Housing Market and Homebuilder Confidence is Rising

    caitlink
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reveals homebuilders are feeling more confident in sales expectations than they have in almost nine years. Builder confidence in the newly built, single family home market rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59, according to the latest Housing Market Index (HMI). This brings the index to its highest point since November of 2005. With a strengthening job market, demand for new homes is steadily trending upward and regaining builder confidence; however, there has been slightly…
  • A Granite Transformation: The Peacock Loop Diner in St. Louis

    caitlink
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Granite Transformations, a division of Trend Group, is proud to announce their involvement in a $1 million renovation of the Peacock Loop Diner, a 5,000 square foot retro-style diner located in the Loop section of St. Louis. Situated near the Moonrise Hotel, the Peacock Loop Diner is defined by locals as the ultimate 24-hour destination. With high-end design and a unique spin on traditional diner fare, this popular establishment was the first 24-hour diner to open in the area – serving breakfast, lunch, late-night dinners and a bonus full-service bar with spiked milk shakes! In conjunction…
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    Decoration Lovers

  • Design and Engineering – The practical and amazing Fletcher Table

    decorationlovers
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    The Fletcher Table is the result of many years of development, but also follows a line of history of more than one and a half centuries. It is a round table that amazingly is capable of doubling its seating capacity and, just as astonishingly, remaining truly circular in the process storing its expansion leaves within itself. … Continue reading Design and Engineering – The practical and amazing Fletcher Table →
  • Iglu Central – Australian Architectural Masterpiece by Bates Smart

    decorationlovers
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Bates Smart has designed an 8 story, 98-bed student accommodation facility in Regent Street, Chippendale, within close proximity to UTS, The University of Sydney and University of Notre Dame. The building maximizes the allowable height and sits well within the existing streetscape. It has a corten steel skin with a warm natural patina consistent in … Continue reading Iglu Central – Australian Architectural Masterpiece by Bates Smart →
  • A men’s dream house built with a low budget and lot’s of love

    decorationlovers
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    This men dream was to build a wonderful house like he had planned in his mind for years. He decided to go to Thailand and with a low budget (6500 € / 5100£) and his own work he started this project. The result you’ll see on this video. Enjoy and get some ideas for you … Continue reading A men’s dream house built with a low budget and lot’s of love →
  • John Vogel – South African Furniture

    decorationlovers
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    John Vogel trained as an architect and first started creating furniture as a student. Having worked in many materials, his strongest affinity is for timber and most of his inspiration comes from the natural world and the exploration of organic forms.   Working with the pretext that the state of our consciousness is proportional to … Continue reading John Vogel – South African Furniture →
  • Best Halloween Decorations for 2014 – Happy Halloween Everyone

    decorationlovers
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Halloween or Hallowe’en  also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and … Continue reading Best Halloween Decorations for 2014 – Happy Halloween Everyone →
 
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    purelygenuine

  • Holiday Design Boards on Etsy

    purelygenuine
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Hey all!!  I hope you are all having a great week, tomorrow is Friday!!!!  and next week is Thanksgiving!!  Christmas is creeping up on us fast, can you believe it’s only about a month away!!  If you don’t have time to put together great ideas for your holiday decor or you don’t want to haul out last years (or the last 5 or 10 years worth) of Christmas decorations, look no further.  I just put up 4 fabulous (I think) holiday decorating design boards that you can purchase for only $40.  All you have to do is purchase one of the packages (includes the design board and…
  • Fall Family Photo Shoot: Take Two

    purelygenuine
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    We got the rest of our family photos back a few weeks ago and I found some more of my favorite, especially of our little Gretchen.  The photographer also captured some amazing scenery photos, that I am equally excited about.  All photography is by London Photography. and some more… and even more… and even more… I know that’s a lot of photos, but I love all of them.  These last ones are all of mainly Gretchen, and I really love them.  She was starting to get ornery, so we started throwing rocks in the water.  And she LOVED it! Later maybe I’ll post some…
  • Last Minute Thanksgiving Centerpieces

    purelygenuine
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Thanksgiving has kindof snuk up on me this year, it is next week!!!  I’ve got some great and easy DIY centerpiece ideas for you. 1.  Pumpkin Vase||Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick|| 2.  Fall Table Centerpiece||Shanty 2 Chic|| 3.  Garden Water Candle||Centro Garden|| 4.  Autumn in a Jar||Style Burb|| 5.  Leaf and Corn Centerpiece ||Pinterest|| 6.  Thankful Tree||Makezine|| 7.  Edible Centerpieces||Top Inspired|| 8.  Fall Harvest Arrangement ||The Daily Basics|| 9.  Gold Pumpkin Centerpiece ||Pinterest|| 10.  Mini Pumpkin Succulent ||Living Locurto|| 11.  Fall…
  • What a 2 year old’s birthday is really like

    purelygenuine
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Yesterday, October 28th was Gretchen’s 2nd birthday.  We decided to keep it small, just me and Tyson, instead of last years birthday.  We also wanted to make it special and wanted to do all of her favorite things.  Tyson decided he wanted to take the day off, so we started planning and this is what this (Gretchen) 2 year old’s birthday entailed… Gretchen LOVES breakfast food, I’m talking waffles, pancakes, eggs, and french toast.  There’s this amazing recipe for french toast that I like to use.  It’s basically half whole eggs and half egg whites mixed…
  • Boise Birthday Trip

    purelygenuine
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    I was literally going to post about this awesome trip right when we got home, but I got busy and forgot.  So here it is…We’d been discussing our last amazing trip we took last year for our birthday to Portland (I miss it so much!!)  We decided that we wanted to go on another birthday trip because Portland was so much fun.  We talked about going to several different places and decided on Boise.  We decided Boise because it’s big enough that there’s a lot of things to do and it is only about 4 hours from Logan.  We were so excited!! Boise Trip…Day 1 So, even…
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • barn lighting for dummies

    BLO
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The post barn lighting for dummies appeared first on Barnlight Originals Blog.
  • The Number One Way to Honor Veterans

    Alexandra C.
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    On this special day, we’re departing from our typical blogging topic––barn lights––to give honor to 19.6 million Americans who serve our country with courage and valor. We take pride in our handcrafted American-made products, so it follows that we also take pride in America and the men and women who defend her.   What’s the number one way each of us can honor a veteran? We’ve done the social post. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it, but let’s understand the importance of doing more than thanking our servicemen and women publically…
  • Schoolhouse Lighting in Session: 4 Ways to Mount a Classic

    Alexandra C.
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Some consider schoolhouse lighting as America’s go-to style when it comes to interior illumination. With the schoolhouse design’s rich past, relevant present, and sure future there’s no question as to why. The origin of the iconic look of schoolhouse lighting fixtures stems back to the U.S. of A.’s Roaring Twenties Era. Although the schoolhouse light has long since graduated from the classroom, its design arose in public buildings, most notably in schools, during the 1920s. Up to this point, indoor lighting had mostly consisted of bare bulbs hanging from ceilings. But once the…
  • 7 Completely Chic Wall Sconces

    Alexandra C.
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    When designing a room or outdoor patio, what could be more fun than picking out some stand-out, chic lights? Wall sconces, also known as wall lights, provide particular opportunity for creativity when used for decorative appeal or for task or ambient lighting solutions. We’ve collected 7 completely chic wall sconces from Barnlight Originals that are sure to add style to any space. Take a look, and let us know which is your favorite in the comments that follow!      The Searchlight Vessel Cord Hung Light      The Pegasus Wall Light      The Cylinder…
  • Let Fall be Your Mood Board for Interior Design Inspiration

    Alexandra C.
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Saying goodbye to summer often means sweater weather, warm cider, harvest festivals, pumpkin carving, and delicious fall colors.         With all of the hustle and bustle this time of year can bring, you might be lacking inspiration for your interior designing. Look to autumn. Nature always provides the best creative juice.         Do you like what you see? We certainly do. If you too are in the mood for fall, then you’ll love the warm colors of our copper and brass finishes.       Can’t find a copper or brass finish for one of…
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    whim-inspired.com

  • Dreaming Of A “Magpie” Christmas

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

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

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

    Kimberly Edwards
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    “Dreamy Imagery In Soft Romantic Shades That Captures What Linda Benenati Does So Well With Her Enchanting Encaustic Paintings” “This Linda Benenati Encaustic Painting Is One Of My Favorite Pieces! Such Original Subject Matter Done In Alluring Pale Shades, That Are So Appealing!” “The Bold Choice Of Colors Here Are So Delightfully Inviting And Perfect For This Intriguing Piece Of Encaustic Artwork By Linda Benenati” “Love The Vintage Feeling Of This Piece And How Beautifully Linda Benenati Has Posed Her Lady From The Past” “Linda Benenati…
  • “French Antiquing In Carmel-by-the-Sea”

    Kimberly Edwards
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    “Exquisite Chair Displaying Vintage Framed Print Looking So Inviting! “Warm Lighting Is So Cozy Here, Making This Shop So Welcoming! Love How The Lavender Makes Everything Feel More French!” Beautiful Display In Symmetry! Pretty Floral Framed Artwork By Local Artist. “This Feels Like The French Countryside! The Light Is So Pretty Here And The Colors Are So Cheerful” “Original Artwork By Local Carmel Artist, Love This Precious Painting! The Rustic Ceramic Bowl Looks Quite At Home Mixed With The Pumpkins & Touches Of Nature!” “Two Feminine…
 
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    Mareadesign.com

  • 20 Surprising Bathroom Designs for Kids

    Danty
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    Charming and attractive kids bathroom interior design will make them become more spirit to clean the body every day. The selection of color combination will greatly affect whether or not an ideal kids bathroom. Generally, kids are really love fond the all of colorful things so keep your bathroom background was filled with bright and […]
  • 5 Things to Create Contemporary Interior Design

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    16 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Contemporary interior design nowadays contains of factors that create elegant, sophisticated, and refreshing look of a room. If you want to decor your home into contemporary look, there are 5 things for you to consider below: 5 Things to Consider to Create Contemporary Interior Design: 1. Color Color for contemporary design often use neutral colors […]
  • Incredible Expandable Table Ideas

    Fitri
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Since a table is a must furniture to have at your home, sometimes we make mistake by buying the one that do not fit our room perfectly. When buying a table we must consider the design, shapes, and sizes. Then you might be thinking of what kind of table you should buy? A large one […]
  • Admirable Porch Swings To Relaxing You

    Kai
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    Porch swings are a  fantastic  to any  home and any porch. Porch swings are an amazing way to relax at any time, especially after a hard days work. When purchasing a porch swing, a person has many different options on what material they would like their porch swing to be, what style, and what color depending on what sort of material the swing is made […]
  • Great Corner Shelves for Your House

    Fitri
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    A shelf is a furniture that stand horizontal on the wall and used as storage or display. But if you have small spaces, it may be confusing you because it will decrease much of your spaces. A corner shelves is the best choose for you then! Let’s take a look and hope you will get […]
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  • Unconventional Thanksgiving

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

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

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

    aslinkey
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Largest home staging statistics survey taken of over 3500 homes sold in 2014 shows that on average, professional staging increases the value over 10% of unstaged comparables!  Spending around 1% on the “professional” staging of a home resulted in HUGE returns for the 2014 home seller.  In fact, we saw direct correlation between staging dollars spent and increase in sales price. Speed of Sale vs. Getting a Better Price It’s not just about “speed of sale” in today’s housing market but about making the most money out of your most valuable commodity.  While…
  • 5 Tips and 48 Cool Resources to Help Home Stagers Learn and Grow

    aslinkey
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Something about sending my kids back to school this week really makes me feel sentimental as another year clicks by and I now have a 7th grader and 5th grader.  I’ve been feeling sad about having a child in Jr. High but was gratified when my youngest son still ran out of his class the first morning to kiss me good bye…how long will that happen I wonder?  I know many of you are sending kids back to school currently or are maybe a bit wistful about the days past that you did, so I thought a post about going back to school for us adult home stagers and designers would be helpful along with…
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  • Essential Measuring Tips Before Buying New Furniture

    Tejas Madaye
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:59 pm
    We always have a eye for beautiful furniture. But ordering a piece of furniture can be a messy undertaking. Its better if you measure your space before hand so that you can be confident before purchasing any kind of furniture. Its important to measure your furniture and the surrounding space before receiving a furniture delivery. This will ensure the whole process becomes hassle free. To avoid all the hassle let us see few essential measuring tips while buying new furniture.   Choose The Right Furniture Ensure you select the right kind of furniture after you manage to determine the…
  • Know your coffee table

    Shruti Verma
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    There are some things you just cannot live without. A good coffee table comes pretty high up on that list once a bed and a sofa have been taken care of. A well designed coffee table can be not only a place to put down your mug of steaming hot coffee (still wondering where it got its name?) but can also help you organise and display your possessions. There is no standard coffee table that will work for all spaces so below are a few points to keep in mind while choosing a coffee table for your home. Size A coffee table that is too big or too small with relation to the sofa in the room will look…
  • Transform Your Bedroom – 7 Ways To Dress Your Bed

    Kanika Sethi
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Most of us feel too darn lazy to make our own beds in the mornings. But we should do it. While giving the commencement speech for students of the University of Texas, Adm. William H. McCraven of the elite US Navy SEALS said, ‘making our beds first thing in the morning gives us a sense of achievement and tells us we can meet our other goals for the day’. After all how long does it take? Two to three minutes, that’s it. We just need to set our alarm at 5 minutes earlier than our normal wake-up time. And then we can have our bed looking as fantastic as the one above.   Why have…
  • One World Trade Center Re-Opens in New York

    Tejas Madaye
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    The tallest building in the western hemisphere is finally up on its feet 13 years after the tragedy of 9/11. After years and years of pricey delays and political wrangling, the heart of the new World Trade Centre complex is finally open for business, welcoming its first wave of workers. It took around 8 years and $3.9 billion to build to build this gigantic tower after the site suffered numerous years of political, financial, and legal scuffles. The 104-story, 1776-foot tall skyscraper designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). With 4 World Trade Centre already built and 3 World…
  • DIY Chandelier Lights

    Tejas Madaye
    1 Nov 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Why go for a new chandelier when you can avoid all the hassle by making one for yourself. There’s something really fulfilling about making a useful object with your own two hands, particularly if you make it with recycled materials.  All you need is some old things that are unwanted and a pinch of creativity. On that note we have gathered 10 creative DIY ideas just for you. So that you can start your own DIY project and make yourselves a distinctive chandelier. Tetra Box Lamp Image Courtesy : Ed Chew Have you ever heard about a chandelier made from Tetra box cut outs using a recycled lamp?
 
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  • Lighting up a Client’s Home in Weston

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

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

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

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Happy Fall! It’s been a while since our last post and in that time, a lot has happened.  We have been working on several exciting design projects in Weston, Wellesley, and Newton, and we finally completed Catherine’s condo in Swampscott, on Boston’s North Shore.   We love the result and are so excited to share the finished product with you.  We are also happy to share that Catherine’s condo is featured in the October issue of North Shore Magazine! As Catherine and I conceptualized the interior design of her home, we found ourselves drawing inspiration from the homes…
  • Nearing Completion!

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    15 Dec 2013 | 8:41 am
    We are finally nearing completion on the oceanfront condo project.  We are awaiting some final touches but are so excited about the way this home has taken shape, that we couldn’t wait to share two rooms that are finished.  Our vision was an elegant, light, and serene home.  While designing this space, we were inspired by the tranquility of the ocean and beauty of mother nature but also wanted to make these rooms feel elegant to fit Catherine and Mark’s lifestyle.  They appreciate subtle beauty and that was what Catherine and I aimed to achieve here as well as a harmonious…
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  • My Pinterest Wish List

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Today I'm sharing with you a few items from my Pinterest Wish List!  Like many of you, I use Pinterest to collect ideas and fab finds on the web, so here's a little insight into what I've been pinning.  If you've liked my style picks and DIY blog posts so far you should definitely follow my Pinterest account here!  Maitak Jacket - Anthropologie CHLOÉ Marcie Mini Textured
  • Gather Round the Fireplace!

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    Image via House Beautiful, Designer Nina Farmer's Boston Brownstone, Photography: Paul Raeside The temperatures are dropping and we are approaching winter quickly.  It may be just the right time to light your fireplace for the season.  Here are some lovely home designs featuring fireplaces.  As mentioned in my recent Dining Table DIY post, mirrored surfaces combined with flickering light
  • International Spaces to Inspire

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Oslo, Norway - Image via Chic-Deco, Designed by Spanish design firm Masquespacio Sometimes taking a look at how people in other countries decorate is just the inspiration we need to try something fresh and different! Take a look at these inspiring spaces abroad.   The beautiful, bright green in the Oslo restaurant above is both upbeat and relaxing at the same time.  Below, the Stockholm
  • Dining Table DIYs for Your Holiday Tablescape

    11 Nov 2014 | 6:23 pm
                                                                                                Image via HGTV, Designed by ChasingPaige This Fall use the holidays as an opportunity to dress up your dining table! Here are a few DIY ideas to get you on your way.  Above, autumn fruits and vegetables are used to create a lovely centerpiece.  This would be an easy idea to duplicate and it's pleasing
  • The Etsy Eight

    8 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    1. Amethyst, Lava & Agate Leather Necklace - Elifus 2. Spring Flora Composition, Watercolor Tea Towel - Yao Cheng Designs 3. Set of Porcelain "Egg" Planters with Wheatgrass Kit - Revisions Design 4. Personalized Embossing Rolling Pin - Mood for Wood 5. Jacquard Midi Skirt - Beaute' J'adore 6. Driftwood Sculpture - Divine Driftwood 7. Leather Mini Tassel Earrings - Sweet
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  • There are rules when sprucing up one’s home to make it look better or bigger. Things should...

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    There are rules when sprucing up one’s home to make it look better or bigger. Things should be matched accordingly. But, not all rules are meant to be followed. Some are, meant to be broken in a way that would have surprising results.Interior design in Singapore would need creativity and boldness to pull ideas off and break the rules. Even it means doing mismatching with colors, styles, materials and resources. Read more on mismatching ideas here.
  • 7 Design Ideas That Breathe Life Into Your Walls

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:14 pm
    There are so many out of the box yet simple ideas to decorate your walls. Walls are often overlooked because people are hesitant to commit to something so big. A wall decor can liven up a room; it can even make it seem bigger—if the right tips are used. Even putting small items or home stuffs beside a wall would make a big difference; this would be very helpful for homes with limited spaces like our HDB’s in Singapore. In design, limited space doesn’t mean you won’t touch your walls. No need for expensive wallpapers or paints to redesign your walls, these 7 unique tips are easy on…
  • 4 Elements Of Interior Design For A Spooktacular Halloween Decoration

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    ‘Tis the season to be freaky hardi har har har! The night of ghosts, ghouls, zombies and those entire axe swinging killers will come out to party and let loose. No need for expensive blings to get their love and attention, just remember these 4 elements and you are on your way to setting up a party fit for the creepiest of the creepies. 1. LIGHT Our Halloween friends are not much of a light-lover, but a little tweak of this element would definitely get them running towards the light. There are several ways to toning down the light.  From cheese cloths, glow sticks, paper cut outs and even…
  • Scary Design Flops

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:17 pm
    These designs are very timely for the upcoming Halloween celebration. Get more design flops here
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    9 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
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  • 10 Holiday Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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

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

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

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

    Erin Davis
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    (Source: emagic) We here at Mosaik use a design-build approach in our work, butwhat does that actually mean? Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. You might select design-build to achieve the best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. Design-build encompasses all projects from commercial to residential, including new build and remodeling. Nearly 40% of non-residential design and construction is created with this approach. Before starting Mosaik Design, I owned another…
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  • 35 small balcony decoration ideas

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

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

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

    hometweaks
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
    A green wall or living wall is a garden that grows vertically, right on the walls, on the inside or outside of a building where space is limited. There are many benefits of an indoor vertical garden, it can act as a filter, improve air quality, control the indoor climate, reduce noise and eliminate pollution. It can turn a wall in your house into something that will please everyone’s eyes. They can be used as a centerpiece for your home, as a part of modern interior design or if you’re growing vegetables, as a never ending food supply. Here are 32 indoor living wall ideas for your…
  • 25 small apartment design ideas

    hometweaks
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    The smaller it is, the more doors it will open to love, care and happiness. A small apartment does not mean you are poor. In fact, it will make you rich in most other priceless things in life. There is no definition to a small apartment. A small apartment is perfect for a single, a couple or a family of three. It can be around 600 square feet or even as small as 400 square feet. Small apartments in general feature a small living room, one bedroom, bathroom and a kitchen. The smaller it is, you will find it easier to manage. Simple and Elegant Simplicity is bliss. Make your small apartment a…
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  • Your Guide to Vintage Danish Mid Century Modern Furniture & Designers

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

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

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

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

    Danny Sattar
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The right bar stools add a touch of sophistication to your household and can even accentuate the theme of your home. Metal stools are particularly popular and easy to care for with a minimum of effort and time. Cleaning methods will vary based on what type of metal was used in the construction process of your stools. This is because, like people, all metals have different personalities and traits. Akin to those individuals we see everyday, there are high versus low maintenance metal bar stools. A myriad of metals are used in building bar stools, many of them possessing a delicate nature that…
 
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  • Prime yourself on homophonic English

    model131
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:07 am
    Pity the person trying to learn the English language. We don’t make it easy.  We have words with near identical spelling, often stemming from the same source, yet which have distinct and different meanings.  Why can’t English be simpler? Which words when you go to spell them tie / tye you in confusion? How did […]
  • Say, what can Cloe want? What does she value most?

    model131
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    With the demands and challenges of contemporary life it is too easy to get swept along by trends and fashion, by the mind herd, and in the process fail to recognise when we are no longer living a life congruent with our values and beliefs. But this presupposes we have each consciously worked those out […]
  • Botanic Lights – Night In The Garden – Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    model131
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    A winter’s tale in the night garden. This is for all children everywhere, no matter how young or old. It is a winter’s evening, clear blue skies covered with stars, and our adventure takes place in the Lacinatob Park of  Snedrag hidden deep in the ancient city of Eidynburgo; many, many years ago this was […]
  • Time flies! But who is the navigator?

    model131
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:48 am
    What a fuss we can make about time. But why? Time isn’t precious, it is an illusion. Show me time. The more you focus on time — past and future — the more you miss the Now, the most precious there is. Time isn’t selective, neither is Love; just as the light of the sun […]
  • A funny thing happened on the way to the …

    model131
    8 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Has much changed since the days of the bedlam of the Forums in ancient Rome? With so much political correctness nowadays, parliamentary proceedings run more like an arena of distraction and deviation than a serious centre for debate, and constant calls for investigations and enquiries, one might be forgiven for spending so much time reviewing […]
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  • 4 Steps to a Video Gamer’s Dream Room

    Eric Pangburn
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Video Games are not just for kids, and neither are video game rooms. Men can really appreciate a great game room, and many of us… try to create our own dream gaming room. An evening full of games can be an awesome night out for the guys. Grab a case, our controllers, some munchies and our favored games and it is a full night of anything but boring. If your home has a basement, spare room or even a huge walk in closet… it can be converted into a dream game room. If you have a usable attic, spare room or even an unused garage, it can be made into a personal game room. It doesn’t take much…
  • 3D Chess Boards take Strategists to the Next Level

    Eric Pangburn
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:32 am
    We that appreciate a challenging game of chess have found the standard chess board can become a bit mundane at times. After shopping around and looking at different styles, a unique multi leveled 3D board became our play board of choice. This amazing style of 3D chess board was seen back in the early 70s. Captain Kirk and Spock or Doc would play on a unique almost see through board connected by silvery wires on early Star Trek episodes.  However, it was initially designed and described in a book called, the Starfleet Technical Manual, which was written by Frank Joseph Schnaubelt in 1975.
  • Keecker mobile entertainment system

    Eric Pangburn
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Behold! a Google Project Provides Families Continuous, Effortless Entertainment Google has employed many a genius engineer, but Pierre Lebeau, formerly Management at Google Technologies in Paris, might have possibly struck virtual gold with his ground breaking idea to design Keecker, a continuous, virtually effortless, mobile entertainment system. Mind you, the idea to design an entire home entertainment system has been evaluated many times. Sadly, the most that has come of it has been televisions in every room, with surround sound, and black boxes. The Keecker takes home entertainment to the…
  • The Future is Here, Who’s Ready to Hover Away?

    Eric Pangburn
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:44 pm
    We have all seen movies or animations over the years that show hover boards, hover cars and hover trains. There have even been movies with hover shoes, allowing the actors to magically hover above the ground and quickly make their destinations by whizzing over cars in traffic. Hover Magic is Real Now… that magic is real and available. A company called Hendo has introduced the very first real hover board and hover developer kit. This puts the amazing ability to hover right into the users hands. There is a working prototype that can get you an inch off the ground, and have you hovering around…
  • The Benefits of the Phenomena known as the Bar Shed

    Eric Pangburn
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    The days of the man cave may be coming to an end, thanks to the introduction of the bar shed. What is a bar shed? The bar shed takes the man cave outside the home and into the yard for more manly privacy. The bar shed can be created from anything like an old shed to a wooden building. It is simply an outside structure that men can renovate and alter into a fun place to hang out with the buddies. Create the bar out of whatever is available and then stock it up, get some ice and invite over those friends. Convert your Garden Shed The bar shed is a fantastic way to make use of that old shed…
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  • Essential Advice from Paris, Tip #1

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

    Camille
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    I love writing this blog because I get a chance to talk with you about the things that make you feel at home. Usually, it’s fun, happy stuff that makes you smile and think. This week it’s a bit more serious. For all of us who’ve experienced stress or sadness over the holidays, I hope this helps. And if you know someone who might like this blog post, please share it.Feeling sad or stressed over the holidays is like watching a party through a window. It seems like everyone is having a good time but you. So, what are the things you can do at home to help you feel good this holiday?Invite…
  • The holidays are coming. Ready?

    Camille
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    It was the day after Halloween. My sister called. Her local mall had just unveiled it’s elaborate decorations for the holidays. All I could say was, "already?!?"Premature decoration aside, the holidays are the weirdest blend of “can’t wait!” and “Oh God, its coming…”Are you planning the perfect holiday for 83 of your closest relatives? Determined not to regress to your eight-year-old self the minute your brother arrives?How are you going to stay in your happy place over the holidays?The key is to stay in the moment.  Give yourself a little break from heavy expectations and…
  • The latest way to follow Design Adventures!

    Camille
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
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  • Want happy kids?

    Camille
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Think about it. When you make design choices about your home, there’s a train of thought chugging it’s way to the station: What do I like? What do I want to surround myself with? What does it say about me as a person?Now imagine helping your favorite little people answer these questions in a conversation that goes something like:“Tell me about places you’ve gone that made you happy. What did you like about them?”You’re encouraging your child to identify things that make her feel good. Not because they’re popular but just because she likes them. She’s examining why she liked…
 
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  • Contemporary Kids Bedroom Design with Wooden Furniture

    Nanine Clement
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Wood kids room furniture – A contemporary kids bedroom design out here is try to help us to give the best kids room ideas with choose a wood furniture. The various designs of the contemporary kids bedroom is look nice, cool and natural. We can see directly from the direct and clear the kids room out here to check which one is the suitable one for kids room. The playful ideas is for both boys and girls. What a complete inspiration, right? Like all we are know that a kids theme is likely apply wooden material as the main material so, the nice wooden furniture is cover up almost the whole…
  • 10 Fancy Small Kitchen Design Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    Size doesn’t matter. Being small still could be fancy and modern. Though could not add everything because of limited space, creativity has no limit. A small modern kitchen usually use European stainless steel appliances and thin countertops. First thing to consider is storage space and sleek shape. Here are a few ideas to create fancy modern kitchen. Artistic small kitchen decor Kitchen is main area to process foods you eat. It must clean and well organized to keep cooking process clean and healthy. For an artistic touch add some wall art above breakfast table. U shape small kitchen…
  • Staying Up To Date with Vintage Bedroom Design Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:44 pm
    The word ‘vintage’ is close to classic and unique things. You might remember of grandma’s floral quilts, grandpa’s china collection hanging on the wall or put in the top of coffee table. Those things are classic and unique. Vintage’s trend updates along the centuries. May be grandpa’s china collection not get along with your style or just need fresh model of vintage style. As we live in modern centuries why not trying a modern vintage? It’s not wrong, it’s creative. Let’s explore the 4 Vintage Bedroom Ideas that make you stay up to date. Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Design…
  • Contemporary Bedroom Design with Round Beds Bring a Relaxing Nuances

    Nanine Clement
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Contemporary bedroom design – Round bed is one of the unique bed designs that will rob our eye. The design is unusual while the decoration is usual if we don’t know how to manage them. Here, we will see some of outstanding round bed design that will make our bedroom become tiny. Guys, all we are know that round size will eat out the square size if the stuff is bed. Our luxury round bed design will be started with the velvet decoration for the bed. The using of purple or red will show off the regal style with princess themes for teenager. Some of people will love to give some…
  • Lovely Color and Natural Furniture to Get Contemporary-style Home Decorating Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Contemporary home-style – Applying more than one color decoration for a living space is not a big sin. Here, we can apply various colors for a room or one color in more than one room. We have to be honest that sometimes we are bored with the common color decoration. We have to be brave to break up the old rule of color scheme of home style. It’s our home decorating ideas, it’s our rule. If you want to apply more than one color, you have to think about the theme and the function of the room too. Too much coloring sometimes is not good, that is the main reason why we have to think to…
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  • Knit cable pattern – Transenna Blanket

    mtakos
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    My friend Alyssa Long over at MeasuredAndSlow made this beautiful “Transenna Blanket”. Because of our typical rainy chilly winter weather she was looking to knit a heavier blanket with cables. When she couldn’t find a knit cable pattern that struck her fancy she created her own. Transenna-Blanket The thing I like most about this blanket’s cable pattern is that it has layers. Not literal layers but layers in pattern and texture. Alyssa paired a diamond pattern with a spiral stripe to create a very luxurious blanket. Layered patterns can clash if they are too similar.
  • Where Can I Buy Inexpensive Wall Art?

    mtakos
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Wall art can really dress up a room. Prints, paintings, and photographs cary a lot of visual appeal but can be very expensive. If you are on a budget or are just starting your collection here are my favorite resources. Inexpensive Wall Art eBay eBay has thousands and thousands of pieces of inexpensive wall art. I love that eBay has a huge selection of both original artists and resellers. The reason this is such a little known fact is that there is an ocean of novice artists peddling their wares and just bad art gumming up the works. You can spend hours wading through listings looking for…
  • How to Hang Curtains Properly

    mtakos
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    Hanging curtains and drapes properly will enhance a room more than almost anything else. The pattern and material affects the style. Rustic materials and patterns can lend a quaint farm house look. Sleek modern drapes can add an air of sophistication. But how you hang them affects the size of the window and the appearance of the room around it. How to Hang Curtains to Make Your Windows Look Taller Most people tack their curtain rods to the wall at the top edge of the window. This is a missed opportunity to elongate the window and make your space feel taller. The tall curtains draw the eye up…
  • Christmas Decorating Ideas – Lucca

    mtakos
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Today I walked to my local farmer’s market to meander and buy some produce. In my wandering I stumbled upon a store that I have walked by many times before. Maybe it’s the impending holidays but the decorations in Lucca in Ballard caught my eye. Wandering through their store I got some great christmas decorating ideas for a more rustic traditional Christmas decor. I grew up with tinsel, multi-colored lights, plastic baubles, and the occasional home made decoration. Christmas Decorating Ideas I love the felt porcupines and lumberjack bears. Going for a woodland theme and using more…
  • Party Decoration Ideas – Tissue Pom-Poms

    mtakos
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    If you are looking for high impact party decoration ideas on the cheap it is really difficult to beat tissue pom-poms. You can make them in any color combinations and any density. They are easy to hang or can be arranged on a table. Party Decoration Ideas – Tissue Pom-Poms I was looking for party decoration ideas for a baby shower this past summer. After a quick image search I discovered tissue pom-poms and knew I wanted to try making them. I looked up a tutorial on the internet and picked up a tissue multipack like this one: The results were outstanding! I experimented with two…
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  • The Musical Home II: Making Music with Housewares

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

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

    HomeLyst Team
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ask anyone you know this one simple question: How was your bedroom decorated when you were a kid? Most people I have done this experiment with have quickly jumped and enthusiastically recalled posters… Read More → La entrada Glowing Furniture: How to Decorate Your Home to Shine in the Dark aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
  • The Kitchen: The Favorite Room in the House

    HomeLyst Team
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    We know there is no popularity contest going on regarding which room of your home is the favorite of your family. However, the gravitational pull of your kitchen makes it almost impossible for your… Read More → La entrada The Kitchen: The Favorite Room in the House aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
  • Not Just a Sofa, But an Icon

    HomeLyst Team
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    A sofa plays a big role in the decoration of a room. When furnishing our living rooms, we always try to create a comforting and relaxing ambiance. And to help us design that… Read More → La entrada Not Just a Sofa, But an Icon aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
 
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  • Winter Window Boxes

    miriam
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    I love the idea the of having window boxes in winter. They give colour & texture  to your windows and frankly brighten up dark, cold days. Favourites of many florists include pansies, paperwhites and cyclamen as well as crossvines and flowering kale. To bring a bit of Christmas feeling to your window box, you can combine colourful foliage with smaller juniper, cedar and pine boughs. Add some large pine cones, holly and willow branches as fillers & tinsel as a special ornament. All of these are available from your local garden centre or florists but I also like to go on nature…
  • Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas for Small Spaces

    miriam
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    My first flat was just about 35m2 big meaning that there really wasn’t much space for a Christmas tree. So what do when you’ve only got a small space available? I asked myself that exact question recently & discovered some pretty nifty decoration ideas on Pinterest. What do you think of these? 1. The tabletop Christmas tree This idea revolves around using branches & sticking them in some decorative vases or glass jars. As the name says, this Christmas tree would go on top of a table. Add a few baubles and some lights. There you’ve got your tree. Image c/o…
  • Zig zag throws & cat / sofa protection

    miriam
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:01 am
    If you’re like me and live with a little cat, then you’ll know about the old ‘furniture scratching situation’. Despite having a gigantic tree, Woody also loves to scratch our sofa. And although its only secondhand, I put a lot of love into restoring it. So, I tried everything in the book to divert his need from scratching it. A big cat tree, silver foil, StickyPaws, double-sided tape, citrus air freshener… you name it. Turns out the easiest solution was to simply place a throw over our sofa. So whilst I was looking around aisles of cushions in Dunelm Mill, I also…
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