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  • Having a Design Moment: The Bedroom (15 photos)

    Houzz
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Those decorating moves that make you pause and study; feel happy or surprised; or, if you’re in someone else’s home, admire and feel envy — those are all design moments. Throughout a happy home, there are special details everywhere — some are clever, some are very personal, some are big and in...
  • Minimalist Maps From Mapiful: Decorate Your Walls!

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    Holly Becker
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:27 am
    I can’t wait to tell you about Mapiful because I just love maps and minimalist black and white street maps are very much trending for interiors. Plus, decorating with maps has long been a favorite of designers worldwide. Thing is, when you live outside of a mega “cool” city, it’s often impossible to find maps for your spot, and if you do, even harder to find something you like. I’ve found several of my current city that are either ornate and vintage from flea markets (and expensive) or are designed by the town for our travel and tourism shop and are very generic…
  • ColorEdge by Arborite

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    Alicita Rodriguez
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:28 am
    ColorEdge technology by Arborite offers sleek style from top to bottom, with consistent color “all the way to the laminate’s core, allowing for a crisp, clean look and virtually eliminating seams in both horizontal and vertical applications.” The ColorEdge finish provides contemporary style with its seamless monochromatic appearance. ColorEdge Finish Gives Laminates Color to the Core Available in three neutrals—Elegant White, Ruched Chiffon, and Black—ColorEdge can also be textured with Gloss, Cashmere, and Structure finishes. Like other Arborite products, ColorEdge combines…
  • 32 Entertaining-Friendly Kitchen Islands

    The Finishing Touch
    Abigail Sawyer
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:55 am
    We’ve been completely hooked on reruns of Fixer Upper (Season 2 is so close guys!!), and the biggest transformation for these old homes is knocking down walls to create an open floor plan and giving the kitchen a big, inviting island. The holidays will be here sooner than we think, but it’s not too late to add an island to make your kitchen the season’s perfect gathering place. Here are a few island styles that have us itching to invite over everyone we know. Traditional Kitchen Islands Traditional kitchen islands are typically stationary with a wood base and stone top.
  • How Important is Color of the Year?

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    Donna Hoffman
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Every year, Pantone announces its Color of the Year. In the grand scheme of interior design, how important is it really? Well, it depends on a few things….   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…
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  • ColorEdge by Arborite

    Alicita Rodriguez
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:28 am
    ColorEdge technology by Arborite offers sleek style from top to bottom, with consistent color “all the way to the laminate’s core, allowing for a crisp, clean look and virtually eliminating seams in both horizontal and vertical applications.” The ColorEdge finish provides contemporary style with its seamless monochromatic appearance. ColorEdge Finish Gives Laminates Color to the Core Available in three neutrals—Elegant White, Ruched Chiffon, and Black—ColorEdge can also be textured with Gloss, Cashmere, and Structure finishes. Like other Arborite products, ColorEdge combines…
  • Linear Shower Drains by Watermark Designs

    Alicita Rodriguez
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    Brooklyn-based Watermark Designs is introducing a collection of Linear Shower Drains. Available in four designs, the new drains feature barrier-free, all brass designs suitable for commercial and residential applications. Solid brass top pieces come in seven lengths and 40 finishes. Linear Drains with Watertight Sealing System Fitted with Easy Drain’s well-engineered and patented Water Protection System (WPS), Watermark’s Linear Shower Drains are easy to install. The linear drains also come equipped with a safe-to-assemble sealing system that provides 100 percent watertight installation.
  • Azru Modern Collection by Coalesse

    Alicita Rodriguez
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:11 am
    The new Azru Modern Collection by Coalesse is part of “a growing trend in the commercial field”—pattern. These new area rugs set the stage for sleek furniture and demarcate lounge or breakout areas. Plus, the 100 percent wool rugs are hand-crafted in Afghanistan by Azru Studio Hope, an organization that “minimizes environmental impacts while maximizing fair labor practices.” Fair Trade Afghan Area Rugs for Contract Spaces The Azru Modern Collection includes 10 patterns, all of which showcase the “centuries-old rug-making traditions of graphing, dyeing and hand knotting.” These…
  • Dimensioni Collection by New Ravenna Mosaics

    Alicita Rodriguez
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:53 am
    Inspired by the “urban and natural landscapes of Italy,” the Dimensioni Collection by New Ravenna Mosaics is all about texture. Suitable for interior and exterior vertical surfaces, the three new designs feature volume, faceting, and surface depth. Città and Coliseum are both made from Calacatta, a beautiful Italian marble. New Leaf is a reflective metallic glass mosaic tile. Mosaics Feature Surface Texture Coliseum features geometric lines “framed by a triple border of dimensional edging and finished with the pillowed softness of Venetian honing.” Its hexagonal pattern is classic…
  • Red Red Wine: Color Trend

    Ali Morris
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
    Echoing Pantone’s color of the year Marsala 18-1438, a darker, deeper red wine shade made a prominent appearance at last week’s edition of Northmodern. Teamed with light pinks, emerald green and grey, the hue adorned everything from tables to textiles. Produced in a unique three layer knitted wool material, known for it’s stretchability, the covers of Ferm Living’s quilted cushions come in eight shades including this deep Bordeaux color. Inspired by traditional saddlery and metal work, Overgard & Dryman’s Wire chairs come in eight shades of leather including…
 
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  • Having a Design Moment: The Bedroom (15 photos)

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Those decorating moves that make you pause and study; feel happy or surprised; or, if you’re in someone else’s home, admire and feel envy — those are all design moments. Throughout a happy home, there are special details everywhere — some are clever, some are very personal, some are big and in...
  • Neighboring Studio Becomes a Crash Pad for Guests (6 photos)

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    Gabriel Flores and husband Thomas often host their families from Mexico and Nebraska, sometimes for months at a time. As the couple have been living in a one-bedroom condo for 16 years, their guests had to settle into a life of splaying out in the living room with all their possessions. Fed...
  • Great Design Plant: Conoclinium Coelestinum (3 photos)

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    About half of my Nebraska garden blooms from mid-August through October, and blue mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) is a key plant during that time. It’s short and unassuming for months, but late-summer blooms provide pollinators with many weeks of food when there’s little else to eat. If you...
  • Shop Houzz: The Ravishing Sapphire (73 photos)

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    With autumn just around the corner, it’s all too tempting to turn to the fiery color palettes of changing leaves. That’s why we at the Houzz Shop are excited to play with the deep hues of September’s birthstone, the sapphire. While the gemstone may come in every color but red, it’s the stones in Mediterranean...
  • 8 Architectural Tricks to Enhance an Open-Plan Space (9 photos)

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    People are increasingly excited by the lifestyle possibilities offered by open-plan living, but sometimes are frightened off by the idea of rattling around in a big, soulless space. To avoid having an open-plan space that looks dull and flat, borrow ideas from the best designs and incorporate interior...
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  • Minimalist Maps From Mapiful: Decorate Your Walls!

    Holly Becker
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:27 am
    I can’t wait to tell you about Mapiful because I just love maps and minimalist black and white street maps are very much trending for interiors. Plus, decorating with maps has long been a favorite of designers worldwide. Thing is, when you live outside of a mega “cool” city, it’s often impossible to find maps for your spot, and if you do, even harder to find something you like. I’ve found several of my current city that are either ornate and vintage from flea markets (and expensive) or are designed by the town for our travel and tourism shop and are very generic…
  • Recipe: Summer Lemon Tart

    Holly Becker
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:39 am
    Hi! It’s Liz and this month on decor8 I’d like to invite you to an all-girls picnic with a delicious lemon tart recipe for you today! What a fun way to celebrate summer! We were on vacation in Bavaria, where I got to see my cousin and my daughter loves spending time with her, too. Nothing like having an older girl to worship… Both kids helped me with the baking in the kitchen, and while the tart was in the oven, we sat down together and painted flower name-cards with watercolors. The girls had it all planned out. It was so fun to see how everyone was enjoying the idea…
  • Naturally Beautiful Finnish Home Tour

    Holly Becker
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:06 am
    I came across the most beautiful Finnish home and blog over the weekend while my little one was napping, called No Home Without You, based just outside of Helsinki. First, I adore the blog name because it’s just so true. Many overlook this very simple truth about ours homes while installing new drapes and cushions: Interior objects don’t make a home, people (or pets) whom you love, who live there with you, make it a home. The material “stuff” just makes it pretty and allows you to express your creativity while also creating a space that…
  • BIG Art From Minted

    Holly Becker
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:51 am
    Have you heard the great news that Minted has gone BIG time? Minted (they even ship outside of the U.S.) now offers very large sizes of their art and I had to learn more. Like most of you, curiosity killed the cat and I ended up “learning” so much that I landed smack dab in the middle of the photography of Qing Ji which then ended up in my shopping cart. I just knew I had to own A Bunch Of Wild Flowers because it’s different but also so cheery and bright. Minted stocks photographic prints but also illustration, prints of collage and…
  • Painting My Workspace Pink Ground!

    Holly Becker
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    So I had this idea before Aidan was born to paint my entryway pink. I ordered Pink Ground from Farrow & Ball and hired a painter. The second he swiped it on, I grew more skeptical with each stroke. I needed to be a believer and 100% on team pink before allowing him to go any further and I just wasn’t. It was definitely the wrong choice for the space and I realized that it was because the entry has no windows and the color looked quite muddy there and absorbed the little light I had instead of reflect it. I needed something bright, even a bit flashy and shiny…
 
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  • Humans have killed nearly half the trees on earth so far

    Cat DiStasio
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:19 pm
    This is the kind of news that makes us groan. A new study of arboreal density around the globe indicates humans are directly responsible for killing almost half the trees on the planet. This latest report confirms the devastation we already knew, but in a very real way, since this study is the first of its kind to be derived from actual data, giving us a more accurate picture of the Earth’s forests than ever before. Read the rest of Humans have killed nearly half the trees on earth so far
  • Olafur Eliasson launches a gorgeous and affordable handheld solar phone charger

    Lucy Wang
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:18 pm
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  • GIVEAWAY: Win a Voltaic solar backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest (worth $330)!

    Laura Mordas-Schenkein
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:17 pm
    It’s hard to believe, but fall is nearly upon us and a new semester will be in full swing sooner than we know it. Where did summer go? If you’re heading off to school, Inhabitat is here to help you hit the books with a lighter footprint – and in this year’s Back to School Contest we’re giving you the chance to win a Voltaic solar-power backpack to keep your phone and other gadgets charged all day! No more running out of juice between classes, and having to search for a power outlet. Our GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a $199 OffGrid 6W Solar Backpack, packed with…
  • Crazy 54-propeller super drone lifts off with a man aboard

    Jane Mountain
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. When is a drone not just a drone? When it is 54-propeller flying machine with a man aboard. A YouTube video uploaded by a British man who goes by his username gasturbine101 shows the drone-esque flying machine carrying a fully-grown male passenger as it lifts several feet off the ground and wobbles around in the air. This crazy flying machine is being called a “manned super drone” by its creators, who have also given it the more affectionate name “The Swarm” to the colony of tiny drones that keep it airborne. Read the rest of…
  • Tiny wedge-shaped writer’s cottage is the ultimate creative retreat in Norway

    Lucy Wang
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:15 pm
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  • Washington D.C. Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

    Stephanie Saulsbury
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Camden NoMa Rooftop in Washington D.C.To continue our new series of discovering the best places to live within the vibrant cities across the U.S., we have explored Washington D.C. and compiled a great guide of things to do, eat and visit within the trendiest neighborhoods occupying our nation’s capital.Similar to our Seattle Apartments Guide, we spent more than 45 hours conducting extensive research on Washington D.C. apartments and looked at over apartment complexes in the area, categorizing them by location and comparing size, layouts, pet policies, amenities, and price. In addition to…
  • Why All Architects Should Play With Lego

    Shelley Little
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:39 am
    Lego isn’t just for kids anymore. Get ready to learn why you should play with Lego! Image Source: I-Beam DesignAs adults we often curse Lego—especially when we step on it! There is nothing worse than planting your foot down on one of those sharp plastic blocks.  Ouch!But let’s be kids again for a moment; let’s get down on the floor and play for a change. Lego has not only survived since its founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen, began making toys in 1932, it has flourished and has now replaced Ferrari as the most powerful brand.Universality is perhaps one of the reasons this…
  • Hillside Home Remodel Overlooking the Ocean in Lima, Peru

    Lavinia
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:22 am
    With a privileged location overlooking the ocean and bay of Ancón, a district north of Lima, Peru, this Hillside Home by Architect Adriá Noboa offers unique living perks. The aim of the owners was to rebuild their grandparents’ house (initially designed in 1958 by Swiss Architect Theodor Cron), to save precious details and make the most of the spectacular views: “The proposal starts by liberating the edification from all extensions and modifications not found in the original design and then consolidate the original proposal rescuing its defining essential elements”,…
  • Industrial Loft Apartment in Bratislava Exhibiting Warm Vibes Throughout

    Lavinia
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:24 am
    Complex and versatile, the Loft Apartment in Superstructure is a project recently implemented by RULES architects in Bratislava, Slovakia. The contemporary apartment boasts a good mix of colors and textures, which ensure warmth in an industrial setting: “The proved combination of wood with black and white works anytime and anywhere. The elements that are in direct contact with a visitor, the floor and the wall opposite the window, have been designed of pine wood. The walls, the ceiling and fitted furniture are white. In a neutral space a black roof structure is remarkable”.The…
  • Small-Sized Nature Retreat Overlooking the Ocean: Moonlight Cabin in Australia

    Lavinia
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Overlooking the ocean in Victoria, Australia, the Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects is said to engage with the landscape’s ephemeral conditions. Modest in size, the residence answers the living needs of the owners, while making use of sustainable features: “The built form is fully screened in a spotted-gum rain screen that acts like a ‘goretex jacket’ to protect the cabin from the elements while the timber is free to move naturally in the changing climatic conditions. Its small footprint shelter (60m2) explores the boundaries of how small is too small,…
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  • 5 Industrial-Style Homes with Exposed Brick Walls

    Luke Hopping
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:40 am
    In the living room of this half modern, half historic Phoenix house, the architect left the original brick walls and tongue-and-groove wood ceiling exposed, while he refinished the white oak flooring with a walnut stain. “We edited the newer renovations to the historic home down to the fundamental elements,” he explains. A gray Delos Sofa by Control Brand sits cozily in front of a window. 
  • 10 Modern Sofas We Love

    Marianne Colahan
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:23 am
    Inspired by her experience growing up in the 1970s as the daughter of an interior decorator, designer Lindsey Adelman created the Tardi Sofa—smartly named because “it took a damn long time.” The sensible silhouette is punctuated by the sofa’s playful colorway, evoking an element of surprise and irreverence while adding visual intrigue to any decor.
  • 7 Modern Homes with Hans Wegner Furniture

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    3 Sep 2015 | 7:32 am
    Anne Sophie Goneau designed a sleek renovation for an apartment built in 1887. She highlighted the red brick wall in the living room by leaving it bare and protecting it behind museum-quality glass. The space also features a floor-to-ceiling window that’s coated on the outside with a reflective film, letting residents keep their curtains open by day without fear of being seen from the street. The green sofa is by St-Laurent Domison and the white oak chairs are by Hans Wegner. All other furniture is custom.
  • 5 Modern Homes on Farms

    Luke Hopping
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:04 am
    This low-maintenance home near Brisbane, Australia, exemplifies architect James Grose’s design philosophy based around simple, lightweight construction techniques well suited to the region’s subtropical climate. “There’s a lot of horse talk here, and with this place there is plenty of opportunity for interaction. My horses can play Mister Ed and join right in,” says Kropach. Her inquisitive Andalusian steeds regularly socialize with guests via sliding windows along the house’s main north-facing elevation. Photo by Peter Hyatt.
  • See Writer Paul Goldberger and Architect Eric Owen Moss in Conversation at Dwell on Design New York

    Luke Hopping
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Jeffrey Kipnis and Stephen Turk's Figure Ground Game exhibition was featured at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles in early 2014.  Dwell on Design New York is pleased to announce its keynote conversation between Paul Goldberger and Eric Owen Moss.  Paul Goldberger has written more than a dozen books and countless articles for mainstream publications such as The New York Times, New Yorker, and Vanity Fair over the course of his career in architectural criticism. His latest title, Building Art (Knopf, 2015), an exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, will arrive September 15 and serve…
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  • Christian Woo Stool Series

    Katie
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:57 am
    Serious and square, this solid walnut stool by Christian Woo does not mess around. There will be no leaning back or jostling around, thank you very much, because if one of these stools should happen to fall over with you on it, you’ll probably be hurt. The 1.75″ thick hardwood is hand-joined into a rigid form, with a large classic mortise joint as the foot rest. Available in solid Black American Walnut, White Washed Ash, and Blackened Walnut with Matte Oil finish. All woods are FSC Certified. Counter: 15″ W x 13″ L x 26″ H Bar: 15″ W x 13″ L x…
  • WM Lounge Chair

    Katie
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:40 am
    Fond of wire grids when it comes to seating (Bertoia, anyone?)? Well, take a look at Menu’s WM Lounge Chair. The light wire frame has an airy appearance, and the generous back means there’s plenty of room for a cushy throw pillow or blanket. Also available in a smaller dining chair, WM String Dining Chair ($249.00). Designer: Studio WM Vendor: Menu
  • Rayleigh Table Lamp

    Katie
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:47 pm
    This lamp is crazy pretty. Turn it on, and you see a spectrum of neon hues refracted by several prisms. Turn it off, and you have a sculptural piece that quietly shimmers as light moves around it. Made from optical grade dichroic glass and a 3W LED bulb (bonus: energy savings). Designed by Sean Augustine March -12″l x 6″w -Dichroic glass -3W LED bulb -10’l white cotton braided power cord -Made in USA
  • Hasami Porcelain Collection

    Katie
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:08 am
    Yes, you have seen this set of dinnerware by Takuhiro Shinomoto and Hasami before. Considering the beauty and function, it’s only right for another place in the spotlight, and this time the link is directly to the designer’s shop (as is only fitting). The unglazed porcelain of the Hasami bowls, mugs and plates provides a rich, textural feel against the oak lids. All the dishes and lids stack on top of each other for very organized storage, so say goodbye to cabinet chaos. You’re able to combine a wide variety of sizes and shapes to suit your needs; pick out the right mix for…
  • Silicone Highball, Rocks, Wine Glass

    Katie
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:55 am
    Can you believe these are silicone glasses? Unbreakable and easy to clean, they’re perfect for outdoor use around the pool or patio. There’s the Highball size (mixed drinks and cocktails), the Rocks (shaped for whiskey or other on-the-rocks liquor), and the Wine Tumbler. Choose the size(s) most suitable for you and rest easy knowing that no matter how tipsy you or your guests get, your best glassware won’t be shattered. Dishwasher safe, and highly heat resistant. Wine glass: Hand-wash with a mild soap only, some detergents may leave a film.
 
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  • El Blok: Tropical Modernism

    Sylvie Greil
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    Brutalism. The name of this architectural movement invokes a sense of relentless shock and awe. But really, it’s just a term derived from the French word for “raw” - as in Le Corbusier raw. Combine Brutalism and the bold moniker El Blok and throw it into the Caribbean, and you’ve got a beautiful study in contrasts. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Unite d’Habitation: L’Original Modern Anti-Zombie Fortress? Twisted Geometry: Modern Home Echoes Family’s Growth
  • The Brassier, the Better!

    Sylvie Greil
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    The beautiful, ancient alloy is a comeback kid. And we think the brass are going to like this! Brass is definitely worth eyeing for your home decor. Just wait until you see what we have in store. Award-winning Los Angeles-based studio Commune most recently snagged the 2015 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Interior Design. Their clients and projects have a vast range, from Kiki de Montparnasse to Barneys New York, Ace Hotels, Coach, Gap and HBO Films. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Playfully Rustic-but-Modern Room & Space Divider Pot a…
  • Curvy Cyprus Chapel Combines Traditional + Modern

    Delana
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Without the little cross on top, you might never guess that this whimsical little building is actually a Greek Orthodox chapel. Located in Paphos, Cyprus, the chapel combines two styles typical of churches in this area. Inland, churches usually features sloped roofs with double aisles. Nearer the coast, they tend to sport a single arched volume and a single aisle. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Tale of Two Stories: Modern Wood & White Home Designs Wave & Smile: Concrete Cantilever Sets House Apart in Style Central Courtyards Connect…
  • DIY Tiny Vacation Home: Handmade Getaway on Wheels

    Stephanie
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Customized to their needs with a pop-up canopy and fold-down stoop, this tiny vacation home on wheels helps one young family avoid both the crowds and the high prices of seaside resorts. Bulgarian designer Hristina Hristova built a narrow, lightweight structure on top of a trailer base, limiting it to nine feet wide so it’s still street-legal. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Tiny Teardrop Trailers: Vintage Camper Ads, Photos & Plans Space Trailer: NASA Architect Now Makes Mini Mobile Homes Transforming Trailers into Mobile Urban Landscape…
  • Sculptural Staircase: Handrail Doubles as Decorative Room Screen

    Stephanie
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Break out beyond the standard wooden poles into less conventional materials and forms, and a staircase railing can do double-duty as a decorative focal point. Designer Marc Fornes mimics cellular patterns in glossy white Corian with this machine-fabricated addition to a Paris apartment. Creeping down a set of wooden steps that gradually get smaller as they head toward the lower level, the bubble-like framework of the railing similarly morphs in shape. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Geometric Staircase Perforated with 12,000 Shots of Water…
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  • New on the New Blog: Fall Forward

    Linda Merrill
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    It’s the first of September and it’s time to fall forward, don’t you think? Fall is my favorite season here in New England. It can still be hot (it’s going to be in the 90’s this week) but the nights do start getting cooler. Hooray since my ac has been on the fritz for a couple of weeks.Click here to read more. If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • New on the New Blog: A Sneak Peek at the Boston Magazine Design Home

    Linda Merrill
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:53 am
    The other day I took a day and headed up to beautiful Ipswich, MA to visit the 2015 Boston Magazine Design Home. Each year, Boston Magazine along with many generous sponsors builds and decorates a home to raise money for Boston Children’s HospitalClick here to read more. If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • New on the New Blog: Linda's Dream House

    Linda Merrill
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    After an over two-year hiatus, I’ve decided to revisit my plans for my virtual dream house. I started the project in 2013 and what with one thing and another, it’s now 2015 and there’s much to be done! Read more here. If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • New on the New Blog: Mirror, Mirror

    Linda Merrill
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:02 pm
    design by Renea AbbotI’ve always loved the idea of a mirrored wall, but so often they are done very poorly or don’t really work in the space. It’s all about using mirrors in design that’s inspiring me this week.Read more here. If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
  • New on the New Blog: The Problem with Technology and Picking Paint Colors

    Linda Merrill
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Interior decorating is more and more becoming a technology based process. And this is all good when it comes to searching for resources (or designers!) that may not be right in our own back yards. But, there is a real problem with technology and picking paint colors. It just shouldn’t be left to computer screens, iPhone apps or even the pages of a magazine. In other words, if you see a color you love, don’t assume it will look at all in person how it looks in the image.READ MORE HERE If you're looking to create the home of your dreams, contact me to discuss the possibilities!
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  • Design Tour of Five Star EME Catedral Hotel in Seville Spain

    Carmen Natschke
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:54 am
    The EME Catedral hotel in the center of Seville’s historic and commercial district hides a surprising design secret behind its architecturally prim and proper facade of wrought iron balconies ornately adorned in fancy lace inspired details. Billed as an avante-garde boutique hotel the EME Catedral in Seville’s historic city center is just mere steps from the famed 16th century Cathedral of Seville. ... Read MoreThe post Design Tour of Five Star EME Catedral Hotel in Seville Spain appeared first on The Decorating Diva.
  • 9 Eye Catching Vintage Furniture & Decor at Roberta e Basta Milan

    Carmen Natschke
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:55 am
    Earlier this month I shared one of Roberta Tagliavini’s Art Deco and Antique shops, today I am delighted to share another. This second eponymous shop, located in Milan’s Brera design district, is filled with gorgeous Italian and European vintage decor and furniture from the 1960s through 1980s. 00000The post 9 Eye Catching Vintage Furniture & Decor at Roberta e Basta Milan appeared first on The Decorating Diva.
 
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  • Las Vegas, Here We Come!

    Julia-Chicago
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    It has truly been a whirlwind summer! It’s hard to believe it is almost August and we are on to the Las Vegas Market beginning this weekend. Attending the summer markets in Dallas and Atlanta and finally introducing my collection with Global Views to the world has been an incredible experience. It has been a year in the making and I can’t tell you my excitement to share it with y’all. LOVE my designer gal pals Denise McGaha and Marlaina Teich sharing a giggle at the Hampton Designer Showhouse with my Chartreuse Bella Grapes! It is just the tip of the iceberg! The greater…
  • We’re Back!

    Emily-Dallas
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    Hello fellow Dallasites! Haven’t forgotten about us have you? We apologize for such a long overdue post, but never fear, because we have SO much exciting news to share with you all about what’s been happening with EJ Interiors! We have been busy, busy, busy these last few months focusing on our design projects and trying not to melt in this Texas heat! EJ Interiors has been fortunate enough to be featured in numerous press articles in recent months! We are so excited to see our hard work showcased this summer in a few different publications and ecstatic to finally be able to…
  • Modus Furniture + New Crossroads Collection for Las Vegas Market

    Jill-LA
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:45 am
    Las Vegas Summer Market kicks off this week and local Los Angeles based furniture manufacturer Modus Furniture will be debuting it’s new expanded Crossroads Collection. The line was designed to be an interchangeable collection of dining chairs and tables with a casual comfort feel drawing from contemporary, rustic, modern, and traditional elements. (more…)
  • Wine and Jazz with the Los Angeles Jazz Society

    Jill-LA
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Last weekend I got to attend a summer evening wine and jazz event hosted by the Los Angeles Jazz Society. The event took place at a private home with a resort like backyard of lush landscaping. There was poolside live music and nine California wineries participated in providing tastings. My friend Allan and I enjoyed an evening of food, wine tasting, and live music. Photos by Allan Dallatorre
  • Spotlight on Lighting: Lamps Plus

    Jill-LA
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    A friend of mine was recently interested in upgrading his pendant lighting in his rental, a dining room area that needed better quality of lighting. He was intrigued with the idea of a drum shade pendant. Thanks to my friends at Lamps Plus, they were able to help out with just the right fixture. Given a few options, he chose the Possini Euro Drum Pendant in white. The 20″ diameter size was perfect for his round dining table and the white shade provides added clear white lighting that the space needs. The same fixture also comes in a bronze color.   The best part? The pendant was an…
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    Remodelista

  • Remodeling 101: Steel Factory-Style Windows and Doors

    Janet Hall
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Last week Michelle inspired us with 11 Facades with Factory Windows. The aesthetic harkens back to the greenhouses, factories, and warehouses of the 19th century. And their elegant, narrow sightlines offer unobstructed views, blurring the lines between indoors and out. What's not to like? They're expensive, for starters. Read on for everything you need to know about steel factory windows. Above: A steel frame window wall and folding doors blur the boundary between indoors and out, effectively doubling the living space. A project by Design of Wonder of Melbourne, it is featured…
  • Trend Alert: 9 Ways to Use Copper in the Kitchen

    Julie Carlson
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Copper tones: A new metallic is having a moment. Range Hood Above: In a Stockholm kitchen, a copper range hood adds a warm note to an otherwise calm and cool palette. Photograph via Per Jansson. Prep Sink Above: A copper utility sink in the kitchen of London's chef of the moment; see more at In the Kitchen with Skye Gyngell. Shelving Above: Copper pipe shelving in the home of Magnus Reed; see more at 10 Favorites: Exposed Copper Pipes as Decor.  Backsplash Above: A copper flashing backsplash in A Country House Reinvented by Jersey Ice Cream Co. Faucet Above: A bespoke copper faucet in…
  • High-Brow Hack: Norm Architects Reinvent the Ikea Kitchen

    Margot Guralnick
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are plenty of artful Ikea kitchen hacks out there. But the latest designs by Reform of Denmark are in a class of their own. Specializing in custom cabinet fronts and counters that work with Ikea kitchen skeletons, the furniture company has just unveiled three new upgrades by star Scandinavian firms; we're sold on Norm Architects' darkly elegant solution. Photography via Reform. Above: Norm Architects' handle-free approach is intended to look "like the best furniture designs." (We've been watching the kitchen furniture movement take shape; see Julianne Moore's eat-in kitchen…
  • Architectural Hardware from a Japanese Artisan

    Julie Carlson
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    We've long been fans of Futagama, a Japanese collective founded in 1897 that makes brass artifacts in the Buddhist tradition, with a focus on producing household accessories made of brass alloys. The company recently launched Matureware, a new line of architectural hardware that includes brass switchplates, door handles, plaques, and more. The name, according to the company, "is a play on hardware, with an emphasis on the idea that due to the brass casting process the products will develop an aged, or 'mature,' patina over time." It's still early days; go to Matureware for pricing and…
  • A Caviar Bar in Finland with a Wintry Palette

    Margot Guralnick
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Joanna Laajisto refrained from the usual caviar-bar bling in her design for Finlandia Caviar, an 11-seat restaurant and shop in a historic building overlooking the Helsinki harbor. Instead, her approach is a fresh take on Scandinavian understatement, in shades that she says she lifted directly from the Finnish winter landscape.  Photography via Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio. Above: Using paints from Finnish brand Tikkurila, Laajisto hewed to a palette of subdued grays, creams, and hints of marine blue. The caviar prints lining the 148-square-foot space were commissioned from…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Want a More Peaceful Bedroom? 9 Things You've Got to Do

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Georgia's "Primitive Modern" Austin Home Pin it What kind of vibe is your bedroom giving off these days? Bold and motivating? Slightly messy and a little sad? Forget how it's has been feeling. Let's focus on how you want it to feel. Do you want your bedroom to feel as peaceful as falling asleep on a pillow of clouds overlooking a dewy meadow? Then you might want to incorporate these nine ideas and design elements into your sleep space, pronto. READ MORE »
  • Having These 5 Things in Your Entryway Will Save You Time Every Day

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    James & Shanna's Mid-Mod Bungalow Pin it If you've been reading Apartment Therapy and participating in the Cure, you know all about the power of a well-organized entryway to help catch clutter and keep your home looking beautiful. But did you know the things you decide to keep by your front door can also save you time every day? READ MORE »
  • Design Lessons from Real Homes: Karen's Smart Color Tricks

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Karen's Mid-Century Modern Nashville Home Pin it Karen told us her home was inspired by Saarinen's Gateway Arch. Actually, she said it like this, "It’s my arch— I just allow it to reside in St. Louis." Looking at her home, it's easy to see its amazing mid-century style, but we also noticed the many savvy and strategic ways that Karen used color to enhance her great architecture and decor. These tricks would work with any style. READ MORE »
  • Become Your Own Apartment Therapist: Here's What the Experts Have to Say

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Pin it Our new book, Complete + Happy Home, is the official textbook to become your own Apartment Therapist. By now, you've heard about the curriculum (the stuff in the book), the faculty (the folks who wrote the book) and tuition (it's less than $20 right now!). Now it's time to hear from the experts... READ MORE »
  • Ricki & Chad's Classic Cliff May Home — House Tour Greatest Hits

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Pin it Name: Ricki Miller (vintage jewelry collector and graphic designer) & Chad Miller (Creative Director for motion picture advertising firm AV Squad) Location: Brentwood, California Size: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Years lived in: 2 years Ricki and Chad found their perfect home two years ago (right next to Chad's mother). When the house became available, they jumped at the chance to live in such a spacious home and be close to family. They moved from a condo and have been slowly pulling together their home with collected furniture and decor. It is still a work in progress, but they are…
 
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Design Public Guide: Great Desk Chairs for Homework Time

    DesignPublic.com
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:57 am
    Well, we’ve covered desks and lamps in our Back to School Design Public Guides. Now it’s time for comfy and attractive chairs for homework time. Here are some of our top picks from around the site.  Steelcase Think Chair. This ultimate desk chair is smart enough to adjust to you and the rest of your family members’ weights and postures. There’s built-in lumbar allows for additional dialed in back support. The 4-way adjustable arms provide support for your arms, wrists, and shoulders in a variety of postures. The 4-way adjustable arms provide support for your arms,…
  • Design Public Guide: The Best Lamps for Homework Stations

    Becky
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:47 am
    Here at Design Public, we’re gearing up for back to school and homework time with a series of guides to workstation products. What we’ve kept in mind with our curation is not only lamps that will function well and fit comfortably on a desk, but also designs that will not only appeal to your schoolkiddo but also to you. These task lamps are stylish, modern and will last you for a long time after your child has flown the nest. In fact, the only danger is that you’ll be tempted to hijack these for yourself.   More: Design Public Guide: The Best Homework Desks Lights Up!
  • Brand Spotlight: DLP-Design

    Becky
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:24 am
    Designed by Doron Lachisch in 1998, DLP-Design’s Cubitec shelves are a favorite of homeowners for books, favorite objects, food and clothing storage, as well as retailers who use them to chicly display their wares around the world. The modular systems come in kits of 12 panels that can be arranged in many different ways (12 panels yields a grid of four boxes.) Composed of injected-molded non-toxic polypropylene, the shelves have a deceivingly light look that holds a lot of weight (up to 55 pounds per shelf). You can can make this versatile system into different compositions — a grid,…
  • Design Public Guide: The Best Homework Desks

    Becky
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    It’s that time of year, time to get ready for those homework assignments and special projects. Whether you’ve got a youngster who hasn’t had to struggle over math problems until this school year or a teenager who has to balance those chemistry equations you don’t remember how to help with, you can give some assistance by getting a nice organized workspace set up. It all starts with a good base — a desk with enough surface to spread out books, a computer and paper to do work. Here are seven great options.    Blu Dot Desk 51. While this desk comes in ivory/gray,…
  • Instagrammers We Love to Follow

    Becky
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    I have to admit it, while Design Public was quick to hop on Facebook, tweet tweet tweet and Pin away early on, we arrived really late to the Instagram party! But it’s probably a good thing, or else we never would have had any time to get any other work done. Instagram is so much fun to play on that we have to drag ourselves off the app. At bedtime, I tell myself I’m going to just check in for five minutes and then realize an hour has passed, which is probably why I feel like a zombie most mornings. We’re still experimenting with what kind of posts you’d like to see…
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Dilemma: 5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Space on a Budget

    preynolds
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
      Shabby Chic Dining Room by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators K Interiors Sometimes, it can be a struggle to find the cash to decorate your home like the ones you see in all the design catalogs. It’s especially  frustrating when you’ve got your eye on a George Nelson pretzel chair that costs hundreds of dollars, or a B & B Italia couch that costs thousands and you know you can only afford a Craig’s List bargain.  Even so, you can create a warm, aesthetically pleasing and unique home without having to spend a lot of money on expensive furnishings.
  • Singapore Colonial Conceals Modernised Minimalism

    Susan Kraemer
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    A surprisingly light-filled townhouse is squeezed out beyond a traditional colonial facade by noted Singapore architects ONG&ONG. The sullen earthy moss-colored trim is redolent of the dampness prevalent in urban Singapore’s moist and warm climate. Within the narrow space, the only option for light will be from above. The architects use a central light well to flood the new interior with light. This double-height atrium in the central space gives the illusion of larger spaces. All the rooms look out towards this central source of light and air. To maximize use of the space, the…
  • Magnificent Achitectural Beauty a Window into Geologic Time in Arizona

    Susan Kraemer
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    An utterly sleek and perfectionist place is crafted by Wendell Burnette Architects in the timeless Arizona desert. The plinth was cast in place with one material throughout. The architects intended that “a wall, a floor, a ramp, a step, or a bench could be experienced as part of one contiguous stone.” By working the surfaces of the plinth “in order to reveal the composite qualities of the material, sand, conglomerate gravel, pebbles, broken stone, in a cement matrix.” Fire, set within an arid stone environment, is used as a feature. The local hard aggregate cast stone…
  • White and Natural Concrete for a Unique Extended Family Home in Singapore

    Susan Kraemer
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    From the street, industrial concrete with wild grasses growing out of the ledges intriguingly suggests an overgrown ruin that has been taken over by wilderness. Formwerkz Architects completely rebuilt an older semi-detached house creating light, spaciousness and privacy for a large extended family in Singapore despite towering neighbors next door. Inside, wide open clean white space easily accommodates the large extended family, which has lived on this street for forty years. The site had housed the multi-generational family but needed to be completely redesigned to meet their changing needs.
  • Huge White Frames Modulate Light Within the Cosmic House

    Susan Kraemer
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    The strange overlapping layers that define this unusual “Cosmic House” by Fukuyama-based UID Architects are integral to the design. A mixture of enclosed and open spaces across two levels create an intimate relationship with daily and seasonal changes. Open and closed rectangles define an ongoing series of ever-shifting spaces. The effect can be almost symphonic. Here, a high frame centered over two lower ones creates a long skylight. Within another series of frames, a living room steps down from a higher garden courtyard. The shapes form terraces that extend inside and living…
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    Bloesem

  • From Oven to Table with Bosch

    Bloesem
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:42 am
    For the past few months, the Bloesem Team has been working on a very exciting collaboration with a beloved brand. I've been using Bosch products for years at home and when the opportunity came to work together, of course I was in! In the coming months we will be working together with Bosch for a few very exciting projects and of course you can be along for the ride.. Next week Bloesem will be hosting - a food styling class in Bosch's experience centre in Singapore -. Equipped with all the latest technology and everything you'll need to create a delectable meal, we will be…
  • Beauty in any language

    Bloesem
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:17 pm
    A very captivating but mysterious Instagram account that I've been following for awhile can be found by searching for Cotoline. Everything is in Japanese and there is no description in the bio.. but week after week, day after day, the beautiful images capture me. The images give you a great feeling as mysterious and enjoyable as the whole account is. No complaints here though, hopefully the gorgeous images just keep on coming. Or we can always crack the code with a nifty little tool called Google translate! #BinstaGood .. Follow Cotoline on instagram.. Bloesem and Zara S. on…
  • 8 kitchens we wood love to have

    Bloesem
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:53 pm
    No. 1 Nope that's not a spelling error you spotted in the title.. we found one thing in common with all these amazing kitchens and it is their predominantly wooden appearance. With all types of wood and their different exposed grains, you can achieved very different looks to a kitchen space. We spend quite abit of time in the kitchen (especially if you are the food-maker of the household) so getting the kitchen to be just right, beautiful and functional at the same time is very important. Especially if you kitchen is also the place you dine in!  No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8…
  • The Ode Cup

    Bloesem
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:33 pm
    In March last year, Jurianne Matter was one of the very first teachers to kick off Bloesem classes. She came all the way to Singapore from the Netherlands and taught us along with many other eager students how we can Decorate Like a Pro! Everything was so fresh and new and it could not have been a better idea to start the classes off with a friend and of course a designer that I admire. We had such a good time and it really marked a great beginning for the classes! As an extra special present, while she was here, Jurianne gifted me with one of the two prototypes she had made for her line of…
  • Link Love

    Bloesem
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:41 am
    Such a refreshing sight to come home to.. Banoffee pie bites with a vegan option. Shards of mirror. Multifunctional furniture.. turn a basket into a tray or a cart into a table in no time. This minimalistic coffee roaster. A black wall! Branding and packaging.. always a joy to browse. Raw kiwi fruit and ginger cheesecake This vase with a leather accent.. so simple and beautiful. 5 creatives show us the essential tools of their trade. Xo, The Bloesem team
 
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    2Modern Blog

  • Kartell Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Modern Lighting Designs Sept 3 – 14

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:01 am
    Kartell, the Milan-based modern design company, has developed a range of innovative modern furniture and lighting designs distinctive for their playfulness and technological daring. Beginning today, all Kartell modern lighting is on sale at 15% off, and includes our longtime best-seller, FL/Y Suspension Lamp—a nearly spherical form, comprised of transparent methacrylate, and available in a rainbow of colors—and the already iconic Bourgie Lamp by Philippe Starck, a modern day Baroque interpretation, both highly decorative and brilliantly reflective. Redefining the material…
  • A Stylish Contemporary Bicycle From Fritz Hansen & Velorbis

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Legendary Danish modern furniture brand Fritz Hansen has collaborated with Danish bicycle maker Velorbis on a handsome city bicycle that merges Denmark’s twin passions of bicycling and modern design. The newly released Arrow Seven 60 bicycle—so named in honor of Fritz Hansen’s exalted Series 7 Chair, which turns 60 this year—is a hand built machine, featuring leather seat and handle grips, and a frame and wheels given the “bespoke Fritz Hansen brown” color treatment. Precious details, like a copper bell, stainless steel fenders, and leather-bound toe clips…
  • Alessi Releases 30th Anniversary Edition of Michael Graves Tea Kettle

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Italian design house Alessi has released a new version of its famous 9093 Kettle, thanks to the Post-Modern architect Michael Graves—the original 9093’s designer, who completed the revamped version just before his death earlier this year. Arguably the most famous modern tea kettle in the world, the 9093 kettle turns 30 this year, and in commemorating the occasion, Alessi asked Graves to redo the kettle’s most whimsical feature—it’s bird-shaped whistle. Somewhat mystifyingly, the architect swapped out the kettle’s modest little red bird for a showier, fanciful…
  • Sydney Opera House Buys Le Corbusier Tapestry from Estate of Jørn Utzon

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    In one of the more fitting acquisitions in recent auction history, the Sydney Opera House has purchased a 1960 tapestry by Le Corbusier, a work specifically created for the Opera House, but which was never installed. The tapestry, Les Dés Sont Jetés (The Dice Are Cast), was personally commissioned by Jørn Utzon, the Opera House’s architect, who abandoned his hard-won architectural commission after internal wrangling left him disconsolate. Utzon returned to his native Denmark, absent from the Opera House’s official opening in 1973, and absent from Australian shores…
  • Minimalist Long Island Beach House by John Pawson

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:02 pm
    British architect John Pawson, one of the major proponents of minimalist contemporary architecture, has designed a beach house in Montauk, New York, that bears the geometric forms and lack of ornamentation for which Pawson is famous. Montauk House is also distinguished by its exterior cladding, a stucco-like material known as render—which marks a clear shift away from the silvery cedar shingle homes that define the architectural vernacular of eastern Long Island. Pawson himself describes his material choice as one that “reinforces the intimacy of the relationship between…
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    COTE DE TEXAS

  • Tara Shaw Covers Veranda

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Several years ago I wrote about the time I thought I was having a heart attack the day that Tara Shaw Antiques came to town with her To-The-Trade prices. HERE.  I had always loved Tara’s style and had devoured the stories I had read about her shop in New Orleans.  So, when Tara, a victim of Katrina, landed in Houston with a European shipment,  I was literally hyperventilating.  Right before that first show was closing, I realized I had left my wallet at home and had to race home to get it.   On the way back to the special sale, I felt what I thought were chest…
  • Trendy Cheap Chairs

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    Remember the Ghost chair – it was everywhere from 2005 to 2010. Even in this high-end home, the Ghost chair, or Louis Chair was the first choice – price wasn’t the object.  A bit later, it was all about the Tolix chair, another inexpensive iconic choice for breakfast rooms and dining rooms. I like the mix of the industrial Tolix with the rough brick and shiny crystal chandelier.Another mix of the industrial, rustic, and glam.And then there was my personal favorite in the cheap dining room chair choices:  the Kubu wicker chair.  This dining room by Cynthia who owns…
 
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    go hamptons

  • Urban Explorers Journey Into the Ruins of Long Island

    twenzel
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:21 am
    My latest NY Times article, Urban Explorers Journey Into the Ruins of Long Island, was published on July 23rd, 2015. Besides the article, they also published a couple of my own photos, which is a first for me! Urban exploration, aka #urbex, is a hobby of mine for as long as I can remember: the trespassing into abandoned spaces to experience its vibe usually for the sole purpose of photography – at least in my case. I was happy with the way the article was edited, however, they wouldn’t let me mention the trespassing element, though unfortunately these abandoned places still do…
  • Nick & Toni’s Brunch

    twenzel
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:12 pm
    My little family treated ourselves last week to a lovely brunch at this East Hampton destination. I have to say, it was so good that I can’t wait to go back. I hadn’t been in years because we had the most banal but epically expensive dinner there about a decade ago and never bothered again. So I’m thrilled that we did!
  • To QR Code or Not To QR Code (And How To Make One)

    twenzel
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    So where do these squiggly designed cubes come from? They were originally designed for the automotive industry in Japan so that consumers could easily get more information beyond what the marketing people were trying to convey through packaging. It was a form of the barcode so that if a consumer sees the QR code, it would be super easy for them  to whip out their mobile phone and scan the code to gain access to that info. It comes in handy for coupons, downloadable info and lots of other marketing tools. Some of the big QR code generators are Kaywa, GOQR.me, Visualead, and QR…
  • The Great Blizzard of 2015

    twenzel
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    So it seems that here on the East End, we got hammered much more than the epic over-reactions of what NYC expected. I have to admit, I loathe the winter months. I hate everything about being cold, and the shoveling – don’t get me started. I had gotten worried that my car, which we dug out yesterday during our snow-day, was going to be buried this morning. And it was. Literally. The plows which finally showed up some time in the night after midnight (when I went to bed), had made it to our street in Springs. They had never taken so long, but I realize it’s a difficult job and…
  • Social Media and The East End

    twenzel
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    As the holidays have more than crept up on us, I wanted to bring up social media. You see, social media is not so much about selling a product or promoting a service, it’s more about engagement, getting to know your community. And in doing so, you may pick up a prospect along the way. I don’t really believe in the 10% business/90% social commentary on venues like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram etc. It’s more like: just be yourself. If you want to sell, then sell. If you want to post kitten videos, go for it. But one thing that can’t be ignored. It boosts your…
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    The Finishing Touch

  • How Do You Clean Sheer Shades?

    Abigail Sawyer
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    Q: How do you clean sheer shades? – Sue B. A: Cleaning is a chore we have to keep up with so I try to keep each task as simple as possible! Sheer shades have a delicate fabric so we have to use some care, but this isn’t a task you’ll have to do too frequently. Dirt and grime can be removed with a sponge and mild dish soap or light vacuuming with the brush attachment. Avoid strong cleaners with ammonia or disinfectants as they could damage your fabric. If you would like help tackling your specific stain, give us a call at 800-505-1905 or visit us in Live Chat – we are…
  • 32 Entertaining-Friendly Kitchen Islands

    Abigail Sawyer
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:55 am
    We’ve been completely hooked on reruns of Fixer Upper (Season 2 is so close guys!!), and the biggest transformation for these old homes is knocking down walls to create an open floor plan and giving the kitchen a big, inviting island. The holidays will be here sooner than we think, but it’s not too late to add an island to make your kitchen the season’s perfect gathering place. Here are a few island styles that have us itching to invite over everyone we know. Traditional Kitchen Islands Traditional kitchen islands are typically stationary with a wood base and stone top.
  • What is The Best Window Treatment for French Doors?

    Abigail Sawyer
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Q: What is the best window treatment for french doors? – Marcia C. A: I love Plantation shutters done on French doors. They both look stunning, and being framed in and attached to the actual the door, will not sway back and forth making noise when the door is opened. That said, if you’re on a budget, a wonderful cellular shade done with the cordless option and hold down brackets does a great job at covering a French door as well! – Blinds.com Designer Christian Quinn Have More Questions? Send them to us on Twitter @BlindsDotCom or if you’d like designer help directly…
  • Blinds.Comicon and Bring Your Kid to Work Day Extravaganza!

    Phoebe Pinder
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    Last Friday Blinds.com hosted it’s first Comicon + Bring Your Kid to Work Day event. Our office was decked out with decorations and our employees and their kids were dressed up head to toe, making the Blinds.complex  look like a scene straight out of a comic book. The snacks were good, the games were fun, and the laughs were loud, making this day a huge success! Blinds.com Careers Page Complete Facebook Album Prep for the big day: The night before the event our culture committee stayed late setting up our fabulous photo booth, and strategically placing BAM signs around the office to…
  • Masterfully Mismatched Curtains

    Phoebe Pinder
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
    A surprising trend we’re seeing in the decor world is mismatched curtains. Don’t let the word “mismatched” scare you off! A tasteful look can be achieved with strategically contrasting patterns. Pick one print and pair with several matching solids. How pretty is this turquoise and orchid combo. Via: Pinterest Choose two prints of a similar scale + era. We love this bold 70s vibe. Via: Apartment Therapy Alternate patterns. These traditional patterns aren’t edgy at all but add just the offbeat touch this space needs. Via: Apartment Therapy Via: Pinterest…
 
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    The Office Stylist

  • Why you Should Pet Proof your Home Office

    The Office Stylist
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    I recently had an incident at home that I wish didn’t actually happen. It was my birthday and so I have balloons and flowers at my house which is lovely, but what’s not lovely is that my cat eats EVERYTHING. Okay, maybe not every single thing but anything she thinks is a toy, for some reason she wants to gobble it down. I come home after a long day and right after my workout to find she’s waiting for me by the door. Nothing new there but then I find she’s crying in distress because there is something (HELLO POOP!) sticking out of her butt and it’s clear…
  • Digital To-Do Lists VS. Paper-Which is better?

    The Office Stylist
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Between smart phones and now smart watches, every thing in our life is leaning towards a digital only kind of life. While I LOVE and can’t live without technology, I still find that I can’t live without old faithful paper and pens. Especially when it comes to my to-do lists, ideas, notes and plans. There is something about writing things down that feels better than just typing them away into my phone. There is nothing like a great notebook and smooth writing pen to keep things together. It makes me feel old-fashioned even though I’m only in my twenties but allow me to…
  • Design Wars: How to decorate as a couple (or business partners!)

    The Office Stylist
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. The fun of decorating your home or office can sometimes turn into something you dread-when it comes to decorating with your partner/spouse. Let’s be honest, you don’t agree on EVERYTHING and if you did, that would be kind of weird. You have different tastes and a lot of times, that includes the house or if it’s your business partner, the office. I’m not going to sit here and pretend…
  • Inside LA’s Most Stylish Co-Working Space {Office Tour}

    The Office Stylist
    5 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    After so many people said “I wish I worked there!” when seeing pics of my old office, my business partner and I knew we had to do something about it. And that’s how WORK. was born. It’s a space for people who want to get work done, work in a beautiful space and have fancy amenities as well. Let’s not forget, it makes you look really good too. EVERY single person who walks into this space (all our members clients too) stops in their tracks and goes “WOW.” I’ve been featuring different pieces of the full makeover and now the office is ready for…
  • Get Inspired While you Work with Inspirational Office Supplies

    The Office Stylist
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Buying new school supplies every August was something I always looked forward too and now that I’m an adult I do the same thing but for my office. Around back to school time is when a lot of cute notebooks pop up so I always take advantage and go a little crazy haha. I LOVE the new line from Sadie Robertson (from the hilarious show Duck Dynasty) because she focuses on staying inspired. She started the line so that teens could feel more inspired and positive but I think it’s just as necessary for adults. I dropped by my local Hobby Lobby to pickup a cute notebook and some much…
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  • Time to Give Up Coffee

    23 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    I'm ready to start my anual removal of coffee from my diet. I've found this new tea called Matcha. I can't wait to give it a try. The landscape is so beautiful and Zen in this video - it must be good - right?I'll check back and let you know how it is going. Namaste!
  • Bridget Beari Picks on 1stdibs

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    Bridget Beari's Top Picks from 1stdibs for the week of July 27thCheck out these incredible pieces. I'm planning design scheme with them already.                                              Jean Claude Mahey 1970's lacquered chest A high gloss navy chest with gold stripes - divine! Pair of Jansen BergeresCarmel velvet Bergere chairs with twisted feet. Italian Brass Chandelier Twisted and swirls brass pendantVintage Spanish Rug Hand woven wool in…
  • Looking Back at Cat Rock Mountain

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    One of my favorite projects was a mountain house outside Charlottesville on Cat Rock Mountain. I stumbled across some photos on Pinterest and it reminded me how much I loved that house. The perfect blend of causal and livable design and lifestyle. We sourced some wonderful antiques for this home. The search is what makes it so much fun. The architect was Bob Steele of BOB Architecture in Richmond, Virginia. If only it had some Bridget Beari Colors on the wall and it would be perfect but alas that was not invented at this time.  I did have wallpaper in some of the rooms and…
  • Time for a New Car?

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:07 am
    Where have I been? Little did I know that my favorite Dutch interior designer has been collaborating with Range Rover since 2006. It must not be a sales pitch in Virginia but it would have sold me.Not only was I lucky enough to meet this handsome man last Spring but I was able to tour one of his new apartments in New York. It was a true inspiration and pleasure. Thank you to Dominic Lepere for the invitation. I'm sure the styling is to perfection as all his interiors are clean and without fuss. He is master of organically simple and thoughtful design. He helped in the redesign of…
  • Bridget Beari's Top 5 Rules for Furniture Arrangement

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

    Coco
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
      So as far as sinks go…I like a regular sink.  A sink that is recessed into a countertop with a normal amount of depth to it.   Recently though we have been looking at vessel bathroom... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beach House Remodel – Before and After

    Coco
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    CM Natural Designs is a La Jolla based interior design firm headed up by Corine Maggio.  Their work is featured here in this post with a beach house remodel project.  I like discovering the work of...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/v7E7PobMBIQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • 6 Tips for Stylish Family Friendly Home Decor

    Coco
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:07 am
    When I think of a family home, I think of a warm and inviting environment where kids grow up into adults and a place that adults establish as their nest…a place called home. Of course, the most... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Malibu Home Renovation Video – Kitchen In Progress

    Coco
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Kitchen update video on our remodel below!  I know updates have been far and few between on our Malibu home renovation project because....drum roll please....we moved in!  Wooohooo.  We did it.  My...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cococozy/zOlp/~4/Xgh9rv3xT4I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Curved Sofas

    Coco
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    I can’t seem to get away from curved sofas these days.  They are in magazines, on websites, in stores, they are EVERYWHERE!! TE and I are on a major sofa or sectional hunt for our home in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Most Effective Marketing Tactics

    DesignSuccessU
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:17 pm
    By Gail Doby, ASID Interior design is a very relationship driven business, as we all know.  It’s not surprising, therefore, that nearly 85 percent of the respondents to our 2014 Interior Design Fee and Salary Survey reported that the most effective means of obtaining new business was through referrals from current or past clients. And nearly 42 percent said business came [...] The post Most Effective Marketing Tactics appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
  • Are You One of the Curious?

    DesignSuccessU
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    by Drue Lawlor Director of Coaching at DSU As I’ve previously shared, asking questions is the key to being a successful leader. Asking questions is often the key to building and keeping a strong team as well as identifying and acquiring your ideal clients. Yet too often we are so busy “telling” that we forget about “asking” — and then, of course, [...] The post Are You One of the Curious? appeared first on Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business.
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  • The Buzz :: Fall Favorites

    Cristin
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:56 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. As the fall months approach, it’s a great time to refresh your home. I’ve noticed that I’m gravitating to cool whites and deep indigo blues. Although not typically associated with the fall, the color palette is a great one for any season. It’s timeless. Here are a few swoon worthy fall favorites that caught my eye. product links: 1 // aligre table lamp 2 //  resin party bucket 3 // octave kitchen storage 4 // marbleized vessel 5…
  • Design Crush :: Maggie Pierson Design

    Cristin
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Comfortable sophistication. That’s what homeowner, jewelry designer, and founder of Dogeared Jewelry, Marcia Maizel-Clarke was seeking when re-designing her Malibu, California home. She hired interior designer and friend, Maggie Pierson to execute her vision of an inviting home that flowed and was well suited for entertaining. The result, as featured in MyDomaine is light & airy, approachable & open, and chic & relaxed. Love, love, love! There are even more beautiful images of this stunning home here. *photo credit Tessa Neustadt The post Design Crush :: Maggie Pierson…
  • Best Name Labels for Back-to-School

    Cristin
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. For many the day has already arrived. For others it’s just around the corner. I’m referring to the first day of school. In preparation for back-to-school, my own family has been compiling all the supplies needed for the school year. Folders, pencils (regular and colored), pens, calendars, scissors, glue, staplers, rulers, makers, paper (lined, plain and grid) – the list goes on and on. To avoid all these items going missing, getting…
  • Design Trend :: Southwest Modern Decor

    Cristin
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:27 pm
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Navajo patterns. Feather artwork. Indoor cactus. I know you’ve spotted them too. Southwestern decor is trending, but with an fresh modern twist. Timeless Native American patterns have inspired a new generation of textiles (like the rug below from Domain), flooring (like the tile above from Curbly) and home decor products that are being incorporated in a variety of dwellings from urban to rural. The earthy desert palettes with pops of bright…
  • Hampton Designer Showhouse 2015

    Cristin
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:27 am
    Need a little dose of sophisticated, yet relaxed Hampton style? Take a peek into the Hampton Designer Showhouse 2015 featuring 25 top tier interior designers. Located at 233 Old Sage Harbor Road in Bridgehampton, New York the designers transformed the barn style house into a decorating masterpiece. One notable trend throughout the home was the use of the color blue. I’ve pulled a few images of the showhouse featuring the the hue that typifies coastal living. Foyer // Elissa Grayer Interior Design Kitchen // Marlaina Teich Designs Dining Room // Barbara Page Home Master Bedroom //…
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  • Art & Design: Discovering Cristina Alonso's Elegant Illustrations...

    franki durbin
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:59 am
    Instagram is by far my favorite way to discover talented creatives. If you speak the language of visual beauty, flipping through stunning images as you fall asleep is about as close to meditation as you can get. The only downside (aside from lost beauty sleep)? Hoping you remember the gems you uncovered when you wake up. Fortunately for you and I Cristina Alonso's fashion illustrations were so unforgettable that I couldn't wait to share them with you.While they gushing with a sexy modern vibe, there's a bit of Patrick Nagel's stylistic influence in her work. Remember him from that memorable…
  • The Art of Play: A is for Alaïa...

    franki durbin
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:27 pm
       This one always makes me giggle. A reminder that I should lighten up and realize it's easier to cover the basics than I may often realize. After all, for children, play is work. So if you'll excuse me I'm off to let them know that C is for Chanel, D is for Dior and E is for Escada. Important concepts for girls to familiarize themselves with. I'm sure you understand. ;) Happy Tuesday, everyone! YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY
  • Closet Crush: A Fashion Lover's Over-the-Top Opulent Dressing Room...

    franki durbin
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
       A space worthy of Georgina Chapman if there ever was one! This spacious dressing room is that of an unnamed (but presumably not unknown) California resident with spectacular taste and an equally spectacular budget. Designer Philip Nimmo leveraged his skills to deliver old Hollywood glamour in this beautiful custom project. Gilded French furniture, a mesmerizing ’60s-vintage Murano chandelier and that elegant hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper make the serene walk-in a sight to behold. Can I just say I'm in closet love? GET THE HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR LOOK
  • Color Crush: All Black Everything...

    franki durbin
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:35 am
    “The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” — Coco Chanel There's no shame in my "all black" game - and one look at these stunning images should convince you there shouldn't be any in yours. Frankly, if the color looks great on you, why shouldn't you wear it head to toe? While I say any season is the right season for noir, fall offers certain liberties. Use them to your advantage and embrace the head to toe chic look. I certainly will! CRUSHING ON ALL BLACK EVERYTHING
  • Foundations: Building a Fall Wardrobe From Scratch...

    franki durbin
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    As you might have seen in this post, I'm on a clear path to start fresh when it comes to my wardrobe. Only this time I'm armed by what to add to an emptied closet versus what to keep in an overstuffed one. I'm very nailed down in my personal style and preferences, it's just a matter of aligning my creative vision with the reality of what is actually in said closet. The edge I have here is the idea of a truly blank slate. Imagining (or making it a reality) that I'm beginning from scratch.What, exactly would I bring into a new, fabulous and EMPTY closet? What anchor pieces would be…
 
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  • Compact Retreat Uses Solid Wood To Stay Cozy and Inviting

    Simona Ganea
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:05 am
    Size is not the only element that defines a beautiful design and this is what architects Christine Arnhard and Markus Eck decided to prove when creating this retreat in Bavaria, Germany. They completed the project in 2015 and envisioned the structure as a retreat off the everyday life.The architects believe that quality is a result of the right combination of proportions, materials and structures. As a result, size is not necessarily a major component and this project reflects exactly that. The structure was envisioned as a simple, 4 meter wide house with dark, almost black facades and an…
  • Choosing The Best Type Of Flooring For Dogs And Their Owners

    Simona Ganea
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dogs are man’s best friend. They’re loyal, protective and loving and they deserve a lot of respect and appreciation for that. So if a dog owner has to take on a few extra challenges when decorating the home he or she will share with the pet, it’s worth it. Today we’ll discuss the flooring issue and analyze a few options that are suitable for dog owners.General tipsBefore choosing a type of flooring, there are a few things to analyze if you’re a dog owner.Keep in mind that pet nails can scratch or snag and this can damage some types of flooring more than…
  • DIY Desk Designs You Can Customize To Suit Your Style

    Simona Ganea
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:45 am
    Whether you work from home or simply need a small space where you can take care of some business-related issues now and then, a home office or at least a desk represent a must-have. What’s great is that you have the freedom to organize and decorate this space however you want and this can even include creating your own desk.Building or designing your own desk is easier than you might think, especially if you can put together the desk using existing elements such as a counter top from Ikea and two small bookshelves. We’re actually describing the Ikea hack shared by Sarah on…
  • 10 Tips for Creating an Entryway in an Entryway-less Home

    Casey Watkins
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:21 am
    When you have guests, what is the first thing they see when they walk through your front door? Is there a place to hang their coat? How about a spot to plop a purse? Like it or not, an entryway can make or break a guest’s pleasant experience in your home because it becomes awkward when there is no dedicated spot to kick off their shoes. But what do you do when your front door leads straight into the living room with no entryway to speak of? You get creative and make one, of course! Take a look at these 10 entryway ideas for your entryway-less home.1. Grab a CornerAn entryway…
  • DIY Multipurpose Fabric Basket

    Chelsea Mohrman
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    Create a simple multipurpose fabric basket with a fat quarter and a few basic sewing supplies. This is a great beginner sewing project and this little basket is a fun versatile household storage item. Use it in the craft room to hold fabric or yarn, in the nursery to hold diapers, or even out on the front porch to cover up an ugly planter or pot!Supplies:One fat quarter of fabricHeat adhesive interfacingIronIroning boardSewing machineThreadSewing scissorsStraight edge with measureCutting matRotary cutterFabric penPinsInstructions1. Start by ironing your fat quarter to get out any wrinkles or…
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  • Moody Glam Office

    Jon Peters
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M This moody glam office is the perfect space for a marketing or design firm. It could fulfill the needs of many other types of businesses but the bold colors and office furniture and decor help make it a creative atmosphere. The way the light bounces off the backs of the office table chairs makes it seem like a meeting is about to begin. And the drink glasses with copper-rimmed base and handles on the golden tray are a nice way to toast a good meeting. The zigzag lines of the wall that faces the windows adds a slight sense of an industrial or abstract look. Its fitting with some of…
  • For Sale: The OC House

    Jon Peters
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M Cue the music because “California, here we come!” I’m pretty sure that if you were a fan of The OC, you’d recognize this super famous television home, which was portrayed as the exterior of the memorable Cohen family home. Unfortunately, the interior is completely different but only because in a perfect world you could potentially purchase this place and invite all of your friends over and recite scenes from the show like you were actually there when it happened! Okay, just me? Really? You’re right, I guess that probably could get a little awkward pretty quickly. Anyway,…
  • Modern Zürich Dwelling

    Chelsea Lyle
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M My cat, Wonton, is always trying to find a way to perch on the highest points in my apartment. It started with the back of my sofa, then it evolved (but not for long) to my dining room table. Recently I moved a plant off of my great grandmother’s milk jug and now he has become infatuated with that spot. I should admit that even I love being in high places, though. I have always lived on the second floor of quadruplex buildings; I seized the opportunity to dangle my feet in the Grand Canyon when I went with my family a few years back; My bed has almost always been on an obnoxiously…
  • Clean and Classy Living Rooms

    Richard Torres
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Studio M These living rooms are some of the most classy and clean spaces I’ve seen. I think that the sense of clarity comes through the lighting in each of these rooms. Decor and furniture that dress up the place are all appropriately attired. I like the golden chandelier with what looks like a golden veil that covers its frame. When the lights are turned on at night it’s reflected off the veil and highlighting the room with a royal hue. Modern decor and timeless color pairings as black and white give a stand out appearance. The curved glass coffee table next to the fireplace could offer…
  • Bold Parisian Glamour

    Jon Peters
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M It’s no secret that Paris is one of the most stylish cities in the world thanks to being the globe’s go-to source for all things fashion. I’ve heard a lot of people point of the similarities between fashion designers and interior designers and although there are some exceptions (believe me, I know!) there is a lot of truth in the comparison. For the most part I think that if you do a fabulous job at decorating then you probably could foray into the fashion world pretty easily, so it would only make sense that the world’s fashion capitol would also be home to some of the…
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  • Guiding You Towards Purchasing One Of The Top 5 Knife Sharpeners

    Interior Design Style
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:49 am
    Kitchen tools are incomplete without a set of proper knives that are always ready for the job at hand. Cooking at home is always rewarding when you have all the tools ready and the recipe in your mind. In order to keep these valuable equipment sharp and alert you need to invest in an appropriate knife sharpener that works for all the sizes, shapes and lengths. The market offers ceramic sticks, stones, metal alloys and electric sharpeners. 1. AccuSharp 001 This is one of the most affordable and popular knife sharpeners used by home chefs as well as professional. It is manual equipment and…
  • Pretty Turquoise Treasury

    bmthour
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Treasury from: DSG Pretty Turquoise Morrocan 22-inch Embroidered Blue Decorative Pillows (Set of 2) From: Overstock $87.99 Square 12-Ounce Mug, Pure White From: DSG $7.24 Almond Branches in Bloom From: Art $24.99 White Metal Rectangular Umbrella Stand From: DSG $79.00 Modern Damask Turquoise Blue Upholstered Armless Chair From: Overstock $144.99 Skirted Cake Stand, White Fine Porcelain From: DSG $17.25 Blue 16-Piece Dinnerware Set From: DSG $65.99 Translucence – 8×10 Fine Art Photograph From: Flanders Field Photography $20.00 Le Souk Ceramique Soup or Cereal Bowls From: dinnerware…
  • 5 Landscaping Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Ambiance

    Interior Design Style
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:37 am
    Creating a tranquil and beautiful outdoor space is a great way to make it feel like you can go on your own private retreat in your own backyard whenever you want. Whether you live in a climate that’s always warm and tropical or you’re a northerner, there are many landscaping tips that you can incorporate into your outdoor space to create the perfect ambiance that’s just right for you and your guests. Continue reading for a list of just five of these tips to help you get started and find success. Remember, though, that if you’re ever in doubt, you can hire…
  • The Pros and Cons of Tile Roofing in Arizona

    Interior Design Style
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:40 pm
                                              Clay and cement tile roofs are becoming increasingly more popular in hot and humid climates throughout the United States. Between the heat, wind, and dry air, shingle and asphalt roofing often doesn’t last the test of time. In Arizona, tile roofing is a staple in roof replacements and new home constructions. If you’re building a new home or are in need of a new roof, learn the facts to find out if tile roofing is the right choice.
  • Important Points to Consider When Embarking on a Commercial Expansion

    Interior Design Style
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Whether you are a small company embarking on your first commercial expansion into a new location, or you are a large company looking at expanding your business even further into different locations, conducting relevant research on the new area is essential. Before even considering a commercial expansion, there will be a number of issues your company has to work through in order to establish a new branch in a different location or even expand on an existing branch. So the calculations have been made, the market research has been conducted and a new location or town for the expansion has…
 
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  • Make moving easier on the kids with these 10 tips from a parenting expert

    TheRedPin
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Image: THOR/Flickr Everything is always easier the second time around. Right? The initial leap from renter to full-fledged homeowner is nothing to scoff at. Between having to save up for the downpayment, manoeuvring through the process of getting your first mortgage and finding a location to settle down – first time buyers take on quite a journey. Yet, while you’ll have that added notch of experience on your belt when dealing with your almost inevitable second purchase, moving to your next home presents its own set of challenges. Namely, if…
  • House of the Week: $1.3 million for a fully renovated semi in Cabbagetown

    TheRedPin
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Address: 337 Wellesley Street East Neighbourhood: Cabbagetown, Toronto Price: $1,358,000 | TheRedPin Cash Back: $5,093 Lot Size: 19.33 x 128 ft Bedrooms: 4| Baths: 3 Parking Spots: 2 In a juxtaposition that serves as a testament to the eclectic nature of Toronto’s housing market – this sprawling 3 storey house (complete with 4 bedrooms and a sizeable backyard) sits on a quint tree-lined street that’s less than a 10 minute commute east of Aura Condos; which at 78 storeys is Canada’s tallest residential tower. Along with its proximity to Toronto’s…
  • HGTV’s Dvira Ovadia shares her interior design tips

    TheRedPin
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    The following is a guest post from HGTV Designer Dvira Ovadia where she shares her tips to transform your interior doors  Interior doors are a design element that often goes unnoticed. Yet, by changing a boring door, adding new hardware or a simple coat of paint, you have elevated your space and added a new focal point to the room. Budget –Friendly Interior Doors Replacing doors can be expensive, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve great design. Enhance budget-friendly slab and hollow core doors, found at most hardware stores, by simply adding quality hardware. At Dvira…
  • Condo of the Week: 1 bedroom in Yorkville’s The Chaz Condominiums

    TheRedPin
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    While the phrase luxury real estate – in the more traditional sense at least – can often conjure up images of gaudy mansions and country estates, in today’s housing market it takes on a whole different meaning. Well-designed open concept floor plans, upgraded finishes, an ideal walkable location and access to hotel style amenities – that’s contemporary luxury condo living. This never lived in one bedroom unit in The Chaz Condominiums hits exactly all those marks. With a perfect 100% walk score and a location in the heart of Yorkville, the condo is…
  • What your salary needs to be to buy a home in the Greater Toronto Area [Map]

    TheRedPin
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    woodleywonderwork/Flickr House hunting is a two-pronged process, with savvy buyers keeping one eye fixed on home prices (and how much they jump year-to-year) and the other on their personal finances. With that in mind, we wanted take a step away from looking at the Toronto housing market from the traditional angle and turn it on its head by analyzing – what your salary needs to be to buy a home across the Greater Toronto Area. What does the average detached home look like in GTA’s biggest cities [Infographic] How much do homes cost next to the GTA’s best schools While…
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  • The Sunrise, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:50 pm
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The Sunrise design reminds us of the sun making its appearance over the hills of Tuscany.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color,…
  • Red Armadillo recycled oak wine barrel sauce or appetizers serving tray, Seder plate. Wrought iron legs by StilNovoDesign

    31 Aug 2015 | 6:10 pm
    179.99 USDRed Armadillo is made with a recycled oak wine barrel head, reinvented into this unique sauce and/or appetizers serving tray, perfect to be used as Seder plate. The tray accommodates six small white ceramic bowls, each placed in its own groove; the wine barrel board sits on two wrought iron legs, hand-forged by a local californian artist.Red Armadillo can make a great serving presentation and will look exquisite when placed as a centerpiece on your dinner table. Red Armadillo is a very unique and elegant housewarming gift, holiday or birthday present.Red Armadillo’s underside is…
  • Armadillo recycled oak wine barrel sauce, appetizers serving tray, Seder plate. Wrought iron legs by StilNovoDesign

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:40 pm
    179.99 USDArmadillo is made with a recycled oak wine barrel head, reinvented into this unique sauce and/or appetizers serving tray, perfect to be used as Seder plate. The tray accommodates six small white ceramic bowls, each placed in its own groove; the wine barrel board sits on two wrought iron legs, hand-forged by a local californian artist.Armadillo can make a great serving presentation and will look exquisite when placed as a centerpiece on your dinner table. Armadillo is a very unique and elegant housewarming gift, holiday or birthday present.Armadillo’s top is finished in a warm…
  • RESERVED FOR C.: TWO custom recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholders, size 5 holders, cherry chocolate color by StilNovoDesign

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:15 pm
    110.00 USDThis is a reserved listing for TWO candleholders, each featuring a single oak stave, recycled from used French wine barrels complete of 5 spaces on each stave to accommodate glass holders with a base of about 2.25"and about 2.5" wide. The red wine previously held in the barrels stains the underside conferring its particular character to it, while the upper-side will be finished in cherry chocolate color as requested (please note: candleholder in the photo is actually mahogany color)Our finely candleholders are entirely handcrafted; the solid wood of an oak wine barrel has…
  • The Trousse, luxury wine gift box, recycled oak wine barrel by StilNovoDesign

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:40 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…
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  • 5 Great Built-In Ideas for Your Home Office

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:28 pm
    A big home office used to be a fairly common room in the homes I’ve designed, back when “working from home” required a separate, private room.That’s not the norm these days – with laptops, tablets, and home networking in most houses, Mom and Dad can get work done from almost any room. But the home office hasn’t disappeared completely…it’s just taking up a lot less space.  Sometimes it's a much smaller room, and sometimes it's a wall of custom built-in cabinets and shelves, like the ones in these RTA Studio projects:Tucked in a corner of the family dining area, and just…
  • When Is A Design Trend Not A Trend?

    18 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm
    We humans generally don’t like being surprised.  We hope that things will go according to plan; we like to know what’s coming our way.We like to be in control.Occasionally though, when a pleasant surprise does come along, we’re happy about it.Like earlier this week when Karen suggested we see Dustin Hoffman’s movie The Quartet.I’d never heard of it, and frankly wasn’t thrilled about seeing it (especially now, right in the middle of the summer blockbuster season).But – it was a wonderfully sweet film, very enjoyable, unexpectedly poignant, and superbly…
  • Great Ideas for Custom Built-in Bookshelves

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

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

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

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Convention, as well as Wikipedia, tells you that when it comes to Transparency or Translucency, you can simply look right through to the other side. In recent years, we have seen this transparent trend grow exponentially making its barely-there presence known in everything from runway fashion to building materials and interior décor pieces. In luxury […] The post Clearly Designed appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • BEST-LOVED ITEMS: According to us

    13 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    Each year our product development team designs and introduces over 500 new items. With so many beautiful products being delivered daily, we were curious to find out which items are the personal favorites of our store managers in LA, NYC, and Dallas. And then, while we were in the asking mode, we got responses from […] The post BEST-LOVED ITEMS: According to us appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Copper: The Metal of the Moment

    Mikala Ewald
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    With its rich history and adaptability, copper imparts a subtle, yet impactful presence in a room, and we are seeing more and more of it as designers and their clients get more comfortable mixing metal finishes. Copper’s warm appearance comes in a variety of shades. Polished rose-gold, which takes its cue from jewelry designs, seems […] The post Copper: The Metal of the Moment appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Arteriors’ Most Wanted

    Mikala Ewald
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    We so enjoy logging into our social media accounts each day to see which Arteriors products are on your most wanted lists. In the past few months you have shown a love for both bright, vibrant colors and tone-on-tone neutral spaces creating stunning backdrops for our products. It is always inspiring to see how you […] The post Arteriors’ Most Wanted appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Let’s Talk Sconces

    Mikala Ewald
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:15 pm
    “Sconces are the decorating equivalent of a great pair of earrings. You don’t really need them, but what a difference they can make in pulling a look together.” – Martha Stewart We agree with Martha that sconces can add a jewelry-like dimension to your space, but our customers are using them to do more than […] The post Let’s Talk Sconces appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
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  • Jotun Lady 2016 favorites

    Nina Holst
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:03 am
    Jotun Lady launched their new color chart last week, and I was there to see all the colors live. With all the talented people working at Jotun Lady, I knew they would come up with a great new color chart, but this one was even better than I imagined. I actually liked every single one of the colors, and that has never happened before. Anyway, I have been waiting for the perfect blue, and now I got three of them(!): 4744 Sophisticated Blue, 4477 Deco Blue and the 4638 Byge are all fabulous! So I guess I have to say that the theme “Reflections of Time” is my favorite. 4744…
  • My favorite combo

    Nina Holst
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:54 pm
    This fall I will be looking for more products in wood for our home, as it is my favorite combo together with black and white at the moment. It´s not only a great way to bring nature inside, but the warmth and contrast it brings are so beautiful I think… When we renovated our kitchen earlier this year, we chose to have a pine flooring to soften up the black, minimalistic kitchen. I´m still very  happy with our choice! What is your favorite combo at the moment? Images: Nina Holst
  • Saying hello to Autumn

    Nina Holst
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:01 am
    It´s the 1st of September and it´s pouring rain outside. I guess it´s time to welcome Autumn. I actually prepared a little for Autumn this weekend, by replacing my summer flowers ( that was basically all dead ) with something that fits this new season better. So by the entrance I now have grass with straws ( Pennisetum Sky Rocket ) and succulents instead of flowers. Also notice how the succulent has already turned red, giving my corner the little extra Autumn feeling. Love that! As you can see on my post ” Getting ready for Summer” in May, my ivy have grown quite a lot since…
  • Dinesen´s FAB showroom

    Nina Holst
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:12 am
    I´m back home after some really inspiring days in Copenhagen and #danishdesigntour ( sponsored event ), seeing some great things that I would like to share with you. Let´s start with Dinesen´s showroom, which is quite stunning! Dinesen´s GrandDouglas has been on my wishlist for many years, so it was very interesting to learn more about their products. Did you know for example that Dinesen is a lot more than just flooring? Out of respect for nature they make sure to use every last piece of the raw wood, so they also offer stairs, lists, and planks for creating beautiful furniture. For…
  • Danish Design Tour next

    Nina Holst
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Today I am on my way to Copenhagen to attend the “Danish Design Tour” by Fritz Hansen, Royal Copenhagen and Dinesen. These are all brands that I like very much, so I´m looking forward learning more about them.. You can follow us on @stylizimoblog or #danishdesigntour on Instagram, to see what we are up too.   Image: Nina Holst
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  • A Kids Friendly Apartment Design With Lots Of Playful Features

    HD Staff
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:33 am
    In this lovely, modern home for a family in Kiev there are not only open, airy places for the entire family to congregate, but also plenty of colorful, cozy retreats for the brood that resides here. Natural elements that include wood and stone work in concert with the bright colors of children’s cartoons (especially the Minions) for a house that is truly family friendly for any age. Congrats to the folks at Yo Dezeen for bringing this to us. The open floor plan in the dining and living room uses long, low lines and muted colors to create a harmonious and sophisticated feel. The children…
  • Scandinavian Dining Room Design: Ideas & Inspiration

    HD Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:17 am
    If you haven’t yet over dosed on the Scandinavian style, with our 50 Scandinavian living rooms post, we invite you share a meal with simplicity in these Scandinavian-inspired dining rooms from around the world. First up is this mismatched visualization from Perfect Design. The big, bright room is hardly filled giving it a bohemian ease that’s common in Scandinavian design. For a more traditional design take, look no further than this living room with perfectly matched dining set and lovely whimsical light fixture. For a space that requires a few more seats, this open floorplan…
  • Ultra Tiny Home Design: 4 Interiors Under 40 Square Meters

    HD Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:47 am
    There’s simple, small living. And then there’s this. The four homes featured here are not just small. They’re tiny. Each clocks in at less than 40 square meters (430 square feet) and yet manages to feel cozy and not even cramped. Of course, the reality of tiny house living might be a little different — after all, there are no actual human beings in this lovely, organized photos. But whether or not you want to live the simple, tiny life for yourself, you can’t deny the urge to simplify that grabs onto us all when we see images like these ones. The first home has…
  • Scandinavian Living Room Design: Ideas & Inspiration

    HD Staff
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    The Scandinavian aesthetic can be applied to many different spaces. Its love of simplicity, natural elements, and functionality is especially ideal for a living room. Take a glimpse inside some lovely, organized and comfortable living rooms that their inspiration from Scandinavian design and get inspiration for yourself. As sunlight streams in from overhead skylights, it illuminates the clean lines and carefully chosen furnishings in this lovely top level apartment. A gallery wall is a great way to add personality to an otherwise minimal design. Mismatched patterns like plaid and chevron are…
  • Minimalist Apartment for a Family of Four

    HD Staff
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    This apartment in Vladivostok, Russia measure 95 square meters (1022 square feet) and yet manages to make enough comfortable space for a young family of four. The design of the home is starkly minimal, making it seem much larger than it actually is and serving to call attention to the materials and geometry of every design choice. This apartment comes from the team at INT2 Architecture and certainly gets us into the idea of moving to a chic flat in Russia. As long as the heating is good. The open living room features little furniture and even fewer colors. Simple birch plywood for the…
 
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  • Could you use an Elfa in the kitchen?

    Susan
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:57 pm
    We all know about how Elfa can transform you closet. But what your kitchen? Could you use a little Elfa to help you out? At the recent opening of The Container Store in Yonkers, NY, I found myself in awe at the displays and how many problems they can solve! First, a couple displays (sorry if a little blurry, I was very excited): The endless solutions to common problems were exhilarating. I’m in love with this beach blue rack. Think of the space that gets wasted in under-optimized drawers? These are awesome! I NEED this in my life to give my fruit and veggies a fighting chance. This one…
  • Back-to-school organization at The Container Store

    Susan
    15 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The countdown is on! Your kids may not feel the same about it as you, but life’s not fair, now is it! I recently attended a preview of a new The Container Store in Yonkers, NY, and wow – even kids would get excited about going back to school! For starters, there is the locker pimping (yes, your locker NEEDS a chandelier and shag rug!). Now, about homework. There are many ways to configure your student’s study area – vertical is smart! And those bungee chairs…so comfortable! Here’s a cool idea to keep the desk organized and the posture upright. Whatever…
  • Organized closets that contain ALL your stuff

    Susan
    15 Aug 2015 | 9:34 am
    Do you have closet issues? You’re not alone. We don’t all have large walk-in closets with room for chandeliers, paisley ottomans and a three way mirror. But you can greatly increase the functionality (and form) of your closet with the help of the right tools. I attended a sneak peak of the newest The Container Store in Yonkers, NY, and walked away feeling almost dizzy with ideas! First, I’ll show you some of the sample closets configured in the store for inspiration. Are you drooling yet? I love the variety of materials and modular configurations they offer through their…
  • Easy Spicy Avocado Dip

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

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

    Ronique
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:32 pm
    An iceberg house is the name given to houses with basement extensions. They are called this because they share several characteristics with their namesake. Firstly, just like icebergs, there is often much more going on below the surface than can be seen above it. The rich (and often famous) have been known to extend their London properties by several floors to allow room for the essential space that they need to enable them to enjoy time with their family, i.e. subterranean swimming pools, rock climbing walls and even car parking spaces that they do not have room to install above ground and…
  • Incorporating Fall into Your Wedding Cake

    Joy M
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:47 am
    No doubt about it, fall is one of the best times to hold a wedding. If you are planning a fall wedding, be sure to make the most of the season. Bear in mind that your wedding cake is one of the most important details of your wedding and must be chosen with the utmost care. It should not only look good, it should taste great. If you love everything about fall and want to incorporate the season into your cake, here’s how to do it. Incorporating Fall into Your Wedding Cake Choose the perfect fall wedding cake Image via: Brides Try a Unique Shape Nowhere is it written in stone that your wedding…
  • 4 Of Our Amazing Fall Brunch Recipes

    Joy M
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:51 am
    Most health experts like to say “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” No doubt about it, breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it is the one that replenishes your body’s glucose levels after many hours of fasting. Glucose is the body’s main source of energy and crucial for the brain. Breakfast also energizes the muscles needed for physical activity. This year, try one of these fall brunch recipes that are packed with both flavor and nutrients. 4 Of Our Amazing Fall Brunch Recipes 1. Quick Pumpkin Bread Recipe One of the reasons people…
  • Labor Day Party Dos and Don’ts

    Joy M
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:36 pm
    You’re all set to host your Labor Day Party. You have created a menu, invites, and bought Labor Day decorations. However, your mind tells you that something is amiss. You try to pinpoint the problem but can’t. How do you ensure your party goes off without a hitch? By adhering to the dos and avoiding the don’ts. Here are the major ones. Labor Day Party Dos and Don’ts Host a standout Labor Day Party Image via: My Litter Do Send Detailed Invites It goes without saying that you should focus on the invites. Besides including the date, provide as much information as you can. Tell your…
  • Stylish Homes and Cheaper Living: 5 Eco Upgrades for Your Property

    Ronique
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:50 am
      The thought of living in an eco friendly manner may fill you with dread. The immediate picture tends to be a life of no electricity and basic clothing, devoid of luxury. But don’t worry, you can relax, as eco upgrades are perfect for even the most stylish of homes. Most eco solutions work behind the scenes, so you can focus on your fashion forward interior. With that said, consider these eco upgrades so you can live in a cheaper and more environmentally friendly way, while still enjoying a stylish home. Stylish Homes and Cheaper Living: 5 Eco Upgrades for Your Property What eco…
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  • A Design Breakthrough

    Kathy
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:19 pm
    “So I want to knit beadboard,” I said to a friend in my machine knitters group. Her eyes moved up and to the side like you do when you are trying to remember that math formula from ninth grade. “You know, that white-painted wainscoting that you see in beach cottages? I want to knit that.” The look of vague recollection inched across her face. “Hmmm,” she said. These women are marvelous artists, churning out vibrant and textural fabrics from their basements and guest rooms, but they mostly focus on knit clothing like sweaters, winter wraps and fitted knit…
  • Look Up

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

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

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

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

  • Just Say Oui

    Danielle
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Layla Grayce is heading to Paris! We’re on a mission to not only receive an ultra-chic passport stamp but to source a slew of goodies from the Parisian flea markets for you to shop. Our boss lady, Wendy, will be scouring Marche Aux Puces market, the Maison Object trade show, and Les Puces de Saint-Ouen for those one-of-a-kind pieces. Sneak peek at her trip and selections on our Instagram @LaylaGrayce for an inside scoop on what we’ll be packing for the return journey home. We don’t plan to come back empty handed – think a lot of sleek suitcases bursting at the seams with orders.
  • Get the Look: Julia Roberts’ Greenwich Escape

    Danielle
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Contemporary and vintage style combine with this 21st century revamp on retro modern. Adorn your nursery with these mod furnishings to get the look including this chic modern crib. By mixing bold patterns with playful textures and contemporary fixtures like the Currey & Company chandelier, a first room for baby exudes old and new elements in a traditional way. Perfect as a gender neutral option, this mid-century modern look boasts du jour allure with clean lines, bold color ways, and striking design. Featured On: Elle Decor In the living room, Roberts showcases a neutral colorway with a…
  • Get the Look: Mod-inspired Nursery

    Danielle
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Featured On: BlogLovin, BoligLiv Featured On: The Accent, DwellStudio Contemporary and vintage style combine with this 21st century revamp on retro modern. Adorn your nursery with these mod furnishings to get the look including this chic modern crib. By mixing bold patterns with playful textures and contemporary fixtures like the Currey & Company chandelier, a first room for baby exudes old and new elements in a traditional way. Perfect as a gender neutral option, this mid-century modern look boasts du jour allure with clean lines, bold color ways, and striking design. 1. Currey…
  • Sale Into Fall

    Danielle
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:43 pm
    We adore sales. They turn our lust-induced Pinterest boards into a reality. This time, the style house Surya stands out with a 15% off promo code (SOFANCY15) in anticipation of our favorite customers scooping up stunning lamps, patterned rugs, and classical designs. We’ll ease you into the new season from our pool float-filled summer by adding new products to fall in love with throughout the sale. Make your list by perusing the entire collection. TweetThe post Sale Into Fall appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
  • Celebrate with Kate Landers: To Infinity & Beyond!

    Danielle
    5 Aug 2015 | 7:51 am
    Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers It’s Kate Landers here, thrilled to be back here on Layla Grayce sharing with you all Noah’s third birthday party. I hope it may provide inspiration for your next baby shower or child’s birthday party. Noah has always had a fascination with the moon and stars, and the months leading up to his birthday he developed a love of rocket ships. It seemed…
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  • Getting Started With Feng Shui

    Amanda Gates
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:37 pm
    I have studied feng shui for over seventeen years, but when Nashville resident, Mallory Shaw of Confetti and Stripes, reached out to me on getting the basics of feng shui down, I knew I had to say yes. What struck me as funny was her initial perception of what feng shui was: an asian aesthetic. Then I wondered,… Read more The post Getting Started With Feng Shui appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Labor Day Weekend Must-Haves

    Amanda Gates
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Well can you believe it? It’s almost labor day, and that only means one thing, the holiday season is officially here. Now, don’t get me wrong,  I love fall. But forgive me if I decide to mourn summer for just a bit longer. I mean for goodness sake, wasn’t it just January? Seriously, I was… Read more The post Labor Day Weekend Must-Haves appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to feng shui your dreams

    Amanda Gates
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:41 pm
    It was 2006 and Bob Proctor and John Assa, law of attraction experts, were guests that day on Ellen Degeneres. They were there to discuss the “it” book of the year, called The Secret. In truth it really wasn’t any secret. Why? We’ve all experienced it. Desire, emotion, intention, action, and achievement. AKA: The law… Read more The post How to feng shui your dreams appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to decorate your entryway

    Amanda Gates
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Many designers across the country are starting to offer design services virtually; myself included. The question most often asked is, how does it work? Can you really get a designer look without working one on one with the designer? Well I’m not gonna lie, it does pose some challenges, however, for those with a DIY… Read more The post How to decorate your entryway appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 5 paint colors guaranteed to make you feel good

    Amanda Gates
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:10 pm
    I can’t think of anything more uplifting than fresh color that makes the house pop. Whether on the walls, trim or a fabulous built-in, fresh colors are sure to make your house scream high style. I’m currently working on a large family room remodel and the homeowners favorite color is green. So it just made… Read more The post 5 paint colors guaranteed to make you feel good appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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  • Hanging Family Photos in an Open Stairwell

    Kristie Barnett
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    Last week I spent the morning hanging family photos in the open stairwell of a client’s home.   So many people have this issue in their own home:  a blank two-story stairwell that is completely open to the living room. open stairwell before   When you enter the front door, all the decorating action was on […]
  • Decoration Restoration with a Common Sharpie Marker

    Kristie Barnett
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Earlier this week, my friend Elizabeth took me antique shopping for my birthday. I bought this pair of vintage bookends for $11 for the shelves in my home office.   They were a great deal, partly because of the chipping of the surface of both bookends. The damage on the black areas stood out the […]
  • Why I Turned My Home Office into a European Salon

    Kristie Barnett
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:58 pm
    I’ve had a home office for years, but I never got around to repainting it since it was the girls’ nursery. Not that it looked babyish, but the walls were off-white and uninspiring for a creative space where I spend a lot of time. There have been three renditions of my office, which you may […]
  • Mid Century Modern Design in a Nashville Condo

    Kristie Barnett
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:14 am
    I got an email a few months back from a client about decorating her new getaway condo in downtown Nashville. Nashville is booming and high-end, high-rise condo living is all the rage in the downtown area. Like my client, many people are purchasing these condos as second homes for getaway weekends or for hosting their […]
  • The Decorologist Scores a Touchdown for Team Color

    Kristie Barnett
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:56 pm
    I’ve been spending a good deal of my summer on something in particular – creating exterior color palettes for LP Smart Side. LP, or Louisiana Pacific, is a global leader in creating innovative products for the home building industry. LP Smart Side hired me to advise them on innovations in exterior color combinations, and I […]
 
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    Robin Baron

  • Media: The Canvas Prints

    Robin
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:26 am
    Fabulistas, I’m featured on The Canvas Prints blog, along with my fellow friends Drew McGukin and Patrick Hamilton! Read my quote on art below, and visit the post here. The post Media: The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dreaming of Daniel

    Robin
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Robin Baron celebrates her anniversary at Daniel in New York City. The post Dreaming of Daniel appeared first on Robin Baron. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Summer Scorcher Survival

    Robin
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    When the weather gets hot, count on your home for a cool retreat! The post Summer Scorcher Survival appeared first on Robin Baron. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Insider: Glenn Gissler’s Top InCollect Picks

    Robin
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    Fabulistas, My good friend, philanthropist, collector and interior designer Glenn Gissler was chosen to select his favorite objects from InCollect! He said, “I look for object of any era that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Through My Eyes: City Girl Cooking

    Robin
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Kitchens have always been known to be the heart of the home, but people are no longer cooking in them. The culprit? Our favorite cooking shows. The post Through My Eyes: City Girl Cooking appeared... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • ALUSID Sustainable Materials

    Ann Porter, CKD
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    ALUSID LTD is a new UK based company, manufacturing an exciting range of unique, highly sustainable interior and exterior architectural surface materials. ALUSID is a spin-off company from the Silicate Research Unit of University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). AluSiD was the name given to launch prototype examples of the ‘Eco-material’ David and Dr Alasdair Bremner had been developing as part of the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded research project called ‘The Aesthetic of Waste”. The research project examines mineral waste as a potential alternative to traditional…
  • ActiveSmart Technology from Fisher & Paykel

    Ann Porter, CKD
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:35 am
    We live in a designed world and we believe everybody deserves good design. The ongoing collaboration between design engineers and customers has changed the course of appliance design for us as a company and for those who use our products day in and day out. Fisher & Paykel are striving to set themselves apart from the competition with their ActiveSmart refrigeration technology. ActiveSmart consists of a microprocessor, interior temperature sensors, independently controlled variable speed fans and multiple air ducts. The microprocessor controls how the refrigerator operates based on…
  • Viking Expands Dishwasher recall

    Ann Porter, CKD
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    Viking Range, LLC is extending a recall on Dishwashers from 2012 to include 18,600 models sold in the US and Canada. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Viking is voluntarily expanding a previously announced recall of Viking 24″ wide dishwashers to include certain Model 200, Model 325, and Model 450 dishwashers manufactured before April 1, 2011. An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Viking has received 21 reports of actual fires. If you own a Viking dishwasher, locate your model number and check it…
  • Whirlpool Recalls Jenn-Air Wall Ovens Due to Burn Risk

    Ann Porter, CKD
    16 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    Whirlpool Corporation is recalling 41,000 Jenn-Air brand single and double wall ovens, and combination microwave/wall ovens with an extendable roller rack with handle. The extendable roller rack can unexpectedly disengage when fully extended, posing a risk of burns to consumers. The models affected were sold from March 2012 through June 2015 and have model numbers beginning with JJW2, JMW2, JJW3 and JMW3 and a serial number beginning with a D or F. The ovens were sold in the US and Canada at various retail locations. Model and serial numbers for single and double ovens are located under the…
  • Are You Ready for Pantone 2016 Color Trends?

    Ann Porter, CKD
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Pantone Color Institute has unveiled its annual trend forecast for interiors for the coming year. There are nine palettes  in the  PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016 – Innovation and Impact, a color forecast highlighting trends for the home and interiors marketplace Natural Forms: Shades that are plumbed from natural sources such as warm rosy clay and sheepskin beige. Dichotomy: Opposites do and can attract as silver metallic, sunny yellow and bright cobalt blue combine with calmer versions of the hues. Ephemera: Pastel-focused, the palette blends delicate shades of wan blue, pale peach…
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  • Six different ways of inspiration: Luxe Living Room

    Christina
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:40 pm
    How gorgeous is this room? I love pinterest. You type in one word and suddenly you’re bombarded by thousands of spectacular images from pinners all over the world. The key word was “luxe”. And boom — cue in this gorgeous, modern, luxurious yet elegant living room. A mix of different textiles, colors and finishes come together to create this earthy yet gorgeous space. I wanted to see how we could recreate this elegant room on a budget – but still achieve the closest look possible.  Using the six main elements that bring the room together- for the lowest possible…
  • Taking direction from Mr. West

    Christina
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:34 pm
    While some stopped listening after the five minute ovation Kanye happily greeted last night, I continued listening. The reason being, that despite his previous character flaws and memorable faux pas – he is a creative genius. What I got from his speech at the VMA’s last night – was that no matter what the artist is creating in comparison to another, it is still art and should be received and held to the same regard as the next. And that is something to be appreciated, celebrated, and shared. There are no winners or losers when it comes to creation. While it may not have been…
  • DIY: Candles

    Christina
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:18 pm
    A candle does so much for a room. The color draws attention to a wonderfully put together centerpiece, the luminary aesthetic is warm and calming to guests, and the scents – Lavender, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Pomegranate – and any combination of the aforementioned will leave you feeling serene (even hungry sometimes =) ). They can bring feelings of nostalgia, and warmth to any gathering or holiday event. For this reason and many more I love candles, and I am always looking for ways to incorporate them into all rooms in my home. On my most recent Pinterest adventure, I found the most…
  • Fringe Benefits

    Christina
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:34 pm
    They say you love it or hate it. I personally love fringe. I think it’s great that it’s trending right now, and I’m taking full advantage of it. I just recently added a black and turquoise shawl with fringe edges to my wardrobe- it’s really hard not to wear it every day. I love it. I’m taking full advantage of fringe benefits – and you should too – while it’s not for everyone Any how – while fringe may be a temporary phase in the fashion world, it has it’s a long lasting charm amongst home decor and furniture pieces…whether its…
  • Fall into Color

    Christina
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    The color forecast for Fall is in – and I’ve got the palette of the top ten hottest colors for 2015.  Brought to us by Pantone – the global color authority for inspiration in design since 1963.  Each year, Pantone surveys fashion designers, retailers, manufacturers, and a plethora of various professionals to create this forecast. Many use this chart as a guide to design their wardrobe and home. Check out my Pantone 2015 inspired pieces below, use one or combine a few to create a fresh fall 2015 look! Ameethyst Inspiration: Louis Ghost Armchair Dried Herb & Oak Buff,…
 
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  • How to Jazz Up Your Old Concrete Drive

    ION
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:39 am
    A well-maintained driveway is a thing of beauty. It improves the general appearance of the outside of the house and helps keep up the market value of the property. Once a driveway starts to look tired, though, it can be difficult to know what to do, so we’ve taken a look at several ways to give that old drive a new lease of life. Staining In order to stain a concrete driveway, it has to be in good condition. So if you have a lot of cracks in the drive, those need to be sorted out before you can go ahead and use stain. Stain is different from paint in that it actually goes into the concrete,…
  • Make your living room your own space

    ION
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Spring is that wonderful time when everything awakes: birds, bees, and plants, but it’s all fun and games until by the end of summer you start finding spiders, flies, ants, and roaches all over your apartment. This doesn’t mean that having insects in your apartment is dangerous or risky, but it is annoying and can take a lot of your time and money to get rid of them since they have the annoying habit of returning. Do you have a problem with pests? To be completely honest: the moment you actually see a rodent or a roach, you are neck-deep in pest problems. Ants are not such a big deal, and…
  • Finest Kitchen Worktops and Their Best Usage

    ION
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:52 am
    Kitchen, being counted in one of the most used parts of a house, needs to be designed in a way that it becomes valuable both in terms of usage and looks. Though owners make extensive research for giving a new look, but one of the simplest ways is to choose the various types of kitchen worktops. These are being designed in a way that making usage of such furniture can itself make your kitchen look stunning. Practical Usage of Kitchen Worktops: Before you start searching or purchase, there are various things that need to be considered. Think about the practicalities like worktop maintenance and…
  • Keep Your Home Safe by Looking After Your Roof!

    ION
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Of all the things you consider when looking at your home, roof coating and cleaning may be one of the last. Still, just because it is not at the top of your list of things to do, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care for it. Your home is one of your most valuable and important assets and you need to care for all matters related to it. Calling on experienced wall coating companies Roof Coating & Cleaning: This may be one of the most overlooked and under appreciated things that people need to be wise to. Your roof on your home bears the brunt of so much wind and rain, debris…
  • Tips On Using Genuine Toyota Parts For Your Vehicle

    ION
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    One of the brightest names in the world of automobiles is none other than Toyota. With their experience over 50 years, this leading Australian automotive company is now a leading exporter, distributor and a manufacturer of vehicles. At present, it has a market share of about 18 percent and has a very high reputation all over the world. Importance of Toyota parts for your vehicle When a vehicle runs along the road for miles, it is quite natural that it will have some wear and tear. This leads to the need of regular servicing of the vehicle and using the spare parts for replacing the worn out…
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  • Learning what a Simple Life Means

    Kelly Anderson
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    As many of you know, this summer I've been settling back into the homestead where I grew up in rural New Brunswick, after ditching the Toronto area and the fast paced 9-5 big city lifestyle. In addition to being back with family and friends, I was craving the stillness of nature and the freedom to explore where my creativity may take me.  It's been amazing, and I am truly blessed to have land, a home, a supportive family and true friends surrounding me. I've been eating fresh veggies from the garden every day, breathing clean air and listening to the breeze in the trees, chatting with…
  • Organizing a kitchen for baking... plus recipes

    Kelly Anderson
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Some of you may know that I eat a plant-based diet, and since gradually going in that direction over the last few years, I've had to learn to cook and bake. It's not something I'm great at or particularly enjoyed in the past...in fact friends called me the microwave queen! However, I discovered a little secret to enjoying being in the kitchen: make it organized and pretty!  After taking some time to unpack and set up my new kitchen following my move back to my roots in New Brunswick, I did some baking this past week. It was quite fun, for a few different reasons. First, it was with…
  • Styling the Seasons: August

    Kelly Anderson
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    I've always been one to style surfaces of my home according to the seasons. Not even just the four seasons, but monthly seasons. So much changes in a month, doesn't it? I can't believe we are nearing the end of August already and things in the gardens and fields have changed so dramatically. I've even (gasp!) seen a couple of leaves changing colour! So what does styling for the seasons mean inside our homes? This is what an inspiring group of bloggers has been exploring over the past year; you can follow and join the monthly styling tips across social media at…
  • Creating zones for large multi-purpose rooms

    Kelly Anderson
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    I'm working with an amazing client right now who is turning her big open-floorplan basement space into a comfy, relaxing spot for her family. The room needs to function:1) as an entertainment space for watching movies;2) as a family office space with a computer and desk;3) as a craft/play area for her sweet daughter; and 4) as a traffic zone/storage area for entering and exiting into the hot-tub outside, where she and her husband sometimes entertain.  It's a big enough space to accomplish all of these things, but it's overwhelming for her to figure out how to arrange the…
  • Top 10 Etsy Products for a Simple Home

    Kelly Anderson
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Etsy is one of my favourite sources  of  affordable, quality, handmade and vintage home decor. It's the 10th anniversary of this amazing marketplace for makers, so I've devised a list of top 10 products to celebrate. Below are my  top 10 picks  to create a simple (and stylish)  home. These products are made from natural materials, promote healthy living, or pay homage to our heritage. They remind us to slow down, relax, and let simple beauty shine through. I hope you find a little something here that can  make your home simply beautiful.  All…
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  • Get Glam with Inmod

    Administrator
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Luxurious tufted beds and chairs, gold and silver gleaming mirrors, and glistening metallic finished accent pieces are among the many fabulous pieces included in the Hollywood Glam Collection brought you exclusively by Inmod. In the 1950’s, Beverly Hills was a place where the streets were paved with gold, and light up by the latest starlettes’ names that dotted the skies. Black and white film didn’t do justice to these beauties, but they did in turn inspire a colorful lifestyle. Fashion, architecture, cinema and design have all been influenced by this dazzling decade, and…
  • Canvas the Area

    Christina
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:19 pm
    While you probably have thoroughly furnished, decorated, primped, and adorned your home or office space, I encourage you to Canvass the area – or Canvas it! Search through our collection of wall decor that will make you rethink your set up – and realize that you may just need an addition or two to make things pop! With so may different styles, colors, and prints to select from, it may be tough just to choose one! So, see our pics above for inspiration or check out our Wall Prints & Canvas Collection. Whether you’re into city ‘scapes, geometric shapes – or the…
  • Puppy Love

    Christina
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Here at Inmod, we’re pet friendly. So naturally, we are celebrating National Dog Day. Today we celebrate all great things involving our fuzzy friends. From the warmhearted – tail wagging greetings we get after a long day at work – to being a constant source of entertainment and laughter, there are so many reasons to love your loyal pal. Whether you have a petite pooch, or a K9, chances are they are a huge part of your life. After all, they don’t call them man’s best friend for nothing! Show your puppy to your best friend for all that they do with one of our comfy…
  • Color of the year: Marsala

    Christina
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Pantone – the leading global authority on color and color technology systems has announced the color of the year! And the award goes to. … Marsala, as described by Pantone is “a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.” And how accurate that description is! Pantone inspires all industries, from technology to fashion to furniture – so if you haven’t seen this lovely lush color adorning walls and clothing – chances are you will soon. This is a trend we aren’t going to miss out on, and neither should you!
  • Aviation Admiration

    Christina
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:48 pm
    August 19th is known as National Aviation Day, and was proclaimed as such in honor of Orville Wright’s accomplishments – as well as his birthday. The first pair of aviators out of the United States were Orville and his brother, Wilbur. Together they changed history forever, breaking barriers and being the first to take flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1907. At the turn of the Industrial Revolution – the first airplane took flight after many failed attempts. After various attempts to construct the perfect aircraft, they perfecting the design. Utilizing metals, spruce…
 
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    FROM THE RIGHT BANK

  • Project Simplify: 30-Day Declutter Challenge

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:49 am
    No matter how much I simplify, this coffee table will always be layered! Thank you so much for all of your helpful comments on the last post! I really appreciate all of your input. I would love to continue the discussion so please keep them coming. So as I said there, I want to look at five different areas as part of Project Simplify and I’ve decided to break it up into monthly subprojects as follows: September: House October: Wardrobe November: Financial/legal/business (I want it to encompass anything that needs regular updating and maintenance such as online…
  • Living La Belle Vie: Project Simplify

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Lately, I’ve been completely consumed with the idea of simplifying my life If you’re a regular reader, this may sound entirely antithetical to my love of all the pretty things. Initially it did to me too and I was embarrassed to even talk about it with anyone. But when I obsess over something in a thinking-about-it-almost-every-waking-moment kind of way, I know there is something there to explore and I have most certainly been pondering this nonstop. So the first thing I want to examine is: Can maximalist tendencies coexist with minimalist concepts? They sound like…
  • Travel Tips FROM THE RIGHT BANK: Berlin

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Berlin was so much more than I expected and two weeks later, I’m still feeling buoyed by all the great design and creativity I saw. I hadn’t been there in 26 years(!) so I did a lot of research and planning beforehand and we ended up having one of the most fun trips in recent memory. Going forward, I’m going to try and share more of my travel finds and experiences here on the blog. For a long time, I felt that if I can’t cover every aspect of a destination, it’s not worthwhile. (Perfectionist tendencies rearing its ugly head again.) But I’ve also been…
  • House Projects Update + Snapchat

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

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

  • Color Palettes for Fall

    Linnore Gonzales
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    As fall quickly approaches, many of us get the urge to start fresh with rich, warm, cozy color combinations. Embrace the impulse to decorate and discover your perfect autumn hues. To help you get started, let’s explore 7 of our favorite fall color palettes: Classic Red, Yellow and Orange Red, yellow and orange – reference the changing color of leaves, it has always been a classic fall color palette. And there is nothing wrong with sticking to the classics. This analogous color scheme creates a calm and welcoming atmosphere that is perfect for autumn. It is serenely harmonious and yet…
  • Design Dilemma: The Ugly Ceiling Fan

    Linnore Gonzales
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    When someone says, “ceiling fan,” do you cringe or rejoice? Do you think rickety noises or sublime relaxation from effective air circulation? Old, outdated fans were rather monstrous. They were loud, clunky and somewhat of an eyesore. But if you haven’t taken a look at the streamlined versions available today, get on board. New styles make it so you do not have to sacrifice comfort for style. Because who wants to be sweaty, stuffy and uncomfortable in their own home? When it comes to ceiling fans there are more designs, unexpected shapes and beautiful finishes to choose from than ever.
  • The Case for Navy Blue

    Linnore Gonzales
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    The spectrum of navy blues reaches from a classic very dark and elegant hue that appears almost black to brighter, denim-like shades. You can find borderline indigo and hues with gray undertones – there is a “navy” for everyone. And we are not just talking about throwing one of these tones into nautical-inspired spaces, although classic white and navy has its place. Navy blue is popular due to other interpretations that create dramatic and luxurious spaces across a number of themes. Ranging from cabinet paint to upholstery, rich navy tones ground rooms with chicness while instantly…
  • How-To Create Bedroom Envy

    Linnore Gonzales
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you haven’t made setting the stage for the end of your day a priority, now is the time. From large expansive bedrooms to small intimate boudoirs, you can create the luxurious look you want and deserve. Small Bedroom Makeover Small, efficient bedrooms are more popular than you may think, and not just for first time home owners. These spaces deserve careful planning and should be designed for enjoyment and comfort. If your bedroom is strictly for sleeping, consider a cozy nook with just enough space to comfortably fit your bed and a nightstand. If you desire more than a sleeping space,…
  • Creating a Timeless Look

    Linnore Gonzales
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Fear of designing with the latest styles is often rooted in worries of your home looking dated within months of decorating. Compare this sensation to your feelings for your latest smartphone, which you love, and yet you find yourself pining over the newer, sleeker model that was just released. It’s a never-ending affair. When it comes to interior design, ditching the temptation for using each new style and investing in strict traditional décor is not the only way to achieve a look that will last. Creating a timeless look incorporates your personal love for a particular style, be it…
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  • Lamps.com #14 in Retail on the Inc 500

    Evan Noll
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
    We’re thrilled to share the exciting news that LAMPS was listed in the Inc. 500– the 500 fastest growing companies in the US.  LAMPS ranks 14th in retail, and 161st overall. LAMPS was also named the #1 fastest growing company
  • Energy Efficient Lighting Ideas

    Holly La Porte
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    On this Earth Day and every day, we love energy efficient lighting.  On our Pinterest page, we share a few ideas of eco-friendly ways to spread the light! Looking for lights that save energy and are most cost effective?!?  LED lighting
  • Spring Inspiration

    Holly La Porte
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:47 pm
    There’s still a bit of snow on the ground in Philadelphia, so imagine how excited we are to see green grass, buds, snow drops and crocuses!  Spring’s here! We’re brimming with inspiration for the season and it just so happens
  • Lighting Trends That Dazzle

    Holly La Porte
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    With the wintry days of grey and chill in Philadelphia, we anxiously await the arrival of spring.  So while you’re planning to spring clean and refresh your space, we wanted to offer some tips on bringing warmth and light into
  • Rock away the winter blues

    Holly La Porte
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Got the winter blues?  We have the perfect invigorating hues to wash those blues away.  Just one piece can freshen up your abode!  Whether it’s the blue rhythm of this Schonbek pendant or a more industrial approach of this Brendlen
 
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    Nazmiyal Collection » Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design

  • The Significance of Cranes as Symbols in Chinese Art and Carpets

    J. Nazmiyal
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The History of Cranes in Chinese Art Cranes in Chinese art -- Since ancient times, the Chinese have been exceptionally creative in using various living, non-living and imaginary objects to represent abstract ideas. They have a symbol for everything, including life, death and longevity. One glance at Chinese art and carpets can educate on the myriads of Chinese symbols. Among the most popular and widely used symbols are the ones for longevity. They include bamboo, cicada, peach, gourd, pine, deer and crane. Cranes, or herons as they are also referred to as, play an important role in Chinese…
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Stunning Antique Silver Metallic and Silk Khotan Rug 50286

    J. Nazmiyal
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Our Latest Wednesday Wishlist Carpet is a Stunning Antique Silk and Silver Metallic Khotan Rug Antique Metallic Silk Khotan Rug-- Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Antique Rug Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! Antique Silver Metallic and Silk Khotan Rug 50286 This week’s Wednesday Wishlist is a mesmerizing antique Khotan rug. The exquisite…
  • American Art: George Caleb Bingham at the Met Museum

    J. Nazmiyal
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River at the Metropolitan Museum American Art -- The first major American artist known to be based in the west of the Mississippi River, George Caleb Bingham painted many compelling true-to-life paintings depicting the frontier life along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. His works languished in obscurity until the 1930s. Since their discovery, Bingham’s stature as an artist has continued to soar and he is today considered one of the greatest American artists of the 19th century. The exhibition titled “Navigating the West: George…
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Tapestry by Barbara Rae Schaefer

    J. Nazmiyal
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:28 pm
    This Week's Wednesday Wishlist is a Lovely Vintage Tapestry by artist Barbara Rae Schaefer Garden of Eden Tapestry by Barbara Rae Schaefer --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Antique Rug Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! Vintage Garden of Eden Tapestry by Barbara Rae Shaefer 48572 This week's Wednesday wishlist piece is a beautiful tapestry…
  • Autumn Interior Design Trends

    J. Nazmiyal
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:18 pm
    3 Interior Design Trends for Fall Interior Design Trends -- Have you been wondering what interior design trends will be hot this fall? You won’t have to wait for long, because three of the biggest trends are already becoming apparent. Read on to learn more! 1. Cobalt blue Cobalt Blue Interior Design. Top Left: Antique Light Blue Chinese Carpet 47385. Bottom Left: Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug 47678. The color cobalt blue has been popping up in fashionable homes everywhere lately. Magazines, designers, and blogs are abuzz about it. Celebrities are making appearances wearing…
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Best Kindergarten | Commercial Designs For Kids

    modernhomes
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Setting up a safe and playful environment for children can be difficult. Here are some tips borrowed from one of the world’s best kindergartens that will help you plan for better play schools. Such cute, colourful and efficient kindergarten designs are safe and appealing for children to learn and grow. Going forward, such modern architectural practices can transform even schools, offices and other commercial designs. #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Takaharu Tezuka’s Ideas For Play School Design…
  • Bright Spacious New House Design

    modernhomes
    9 Aug 2015 | 6:30 pm
    A perfectly balanced modern home is designed with interiors that reflects perfect harmony with the exteriors. Here are few tips that you must consider while building a modern house design plan. Tips for Building Neo-Homes Simplicity:…
  • Like Minimalist Duplex Home Design?

    modernhomes
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore ‘Zen’ – a simple word that defines Japanese design have stepped in today’s architecture and interior designs. Japanese style revolves around clean and uncluttered living harmonizing a tight balance between order, ancient customs and nature. Indian house designs can mimic a lot from such minimalist Japanese Architecture for Duplexes and Bungalows.   Here are few reasons and tips how Continue Reading The post Like Minimalist Duplex Home Design? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Intelligent Tips To Plan A Bathroom

    modernhomes
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore The style of your bathroom dictates its overall aura and joie de vivre of your house design plans. Tiled walls impart a clean look, while certain colors and beautiful accents can make it more pleasing. Tips to Follow Here are few suggestions that will help you construct a beautiful yet intelligent bathing space for your dream house. 1. Location Continue Reading The post Intelligent Tips To Plan A Bathroom appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • 7 Latest Trends: Energy Efficiency For Homes

    modernhomes
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Double story or two story homes have many advantages. Liberty in choosing a floor plan as per your needs, spaciousness, storage, separation of living areas are some of its benefits. But a downside of these homes could be huge heating and cooling cost. If you are a duplex home lover and desires to build an energy efficient house, here are Continue Reading The post 7 Latest Trends: Energy Efficiency For Homes appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
 
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  • September Series Slider

    Kathy Kuo Home
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:15 am
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  • Becoming a Better Designer

    Kathy Kuo Home
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:01 am
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  • How to Become an Interior Designer

    Kathy Kuo Home
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Hello, friends of the Kuotes! Last week we discussed the differences between an interior designer and an interior decorator to prepare for our back-to-school September series we’ve titled Becoming a Better Interior Designer (straight to the point, huh?). This series will cover all of the hot topics and questions we receive on how to grow your business as a designer, and the content from this series will be available as its own section in The Designer’s Handbook. So stay tuned, and don’t miss out! The first post in this series goes out to our readers who are just beginning…
  • Designer? Decorator? Stylist? …What’s the Difference?

    Kathy Kuo Home
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Next week, the Kuotes will be launching a September series on how to become a better designer, including topics like how to get started, how to beef up your social media cred, and how to handle your client’s trickiest questions. We’ve been watching everyone head back to school, and we thought it was time to hit the books for a fall refresh. But before we give you our tips of the trade, we should get some terminology out of the way. Interior designer. Interior decorator. We’re sure you’ve heard both of these terms. As you scroll through your favorite design blogs…
  • Our Favorite 2015 Fall Colors

    Kathy Kuo Home
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:39 pm
    We love beautiful colors and shades here at the Kuotes. I mean, who wouldn’t? But sometimes it can be difficult to determine which colors are on trend this season (and also which colors have that timeless appeal). Watch our VERY FIRST VLOG POST (Who’s excited? We are.) for some of our personal top color picks of this season. These hues are great for repainting, and even if your walls aren’t due for an upgrade, this palette can inspire your designs and decor for this coming autumn.     What colors are you falling for? Share with us in the comment section below?
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  • Learn How A Creative Kitchen Remodel Will Create Space In A Family's Crowded House

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    In one of my recent newsletters, I mentioned I’d be sharing my own kitchen remodel that I plan on starting here soon. This kitchen remodel project has become a bone of contention for me and my husband. It’s similar to the wood floors and my home office that I did almost two years ago, where he’s tearing his hair out and telling me… “Whatever! Just do it already!”Because, you see, the very last thing in the world I have time to mess with are my own projects. My stuff goes on the backburner when I have clients whose projects need attention. However…The time has come. I want…
  • My Favorite Ikea Products Are...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    We all have a few, don’t we? There's no way to see everything Ikea has to offer. Whether you’re in the store, online, or flipping through their catalog, it’s too overwhelming. However, there’s always been a few particular products that I love the most.When we lived in Australia and Norway…We purchased a lot of our furniture from Ikea, because it was so well priced and we couldn’t take much of our furniture with us. In Norway, we lived just over the bridge from Ikea, on an island in the Oslo area, so we would go to Ikea for dinner sometimes. It was so expensive…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    I have yet to take any kind of vacation this year, but I plan on doing so in September. Yes, I know... That’s THE busiest time of the year for designers. But I’m heading out to LA for a week to visit with my daughter and other family members. Basically, I’m pretty much just using the time to get away from home for a bit. I’ve got just enough projects to keep us busy, yet not too many to make me crazy — and that’s just right where I like it.In this week’s edition of DESIGN REFRESH...I’m sharing an update on my Honey Bee Ham Deli project, as well as a fabulous feminine…
  • REMODEL IN-PROGRESS: A Red, Green, And Randomly Designed 'Honey Bee Ham & Deli'!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Things are cooking over at my Honey Bee Ham and Deli project!The contractor has been working the last three weekends to get this project done during off business hours. They’ve closed a little early here and there, but they’re trying to stay open as much as possible. So it’s rather challenging for the remodel job.Oh, and just to remind you... Here’s what it looked like when we started: BEFORE BEFORE BEFORE The first weekend…The green wallpaper was removed and the red walls were painted (YAY!), which made a huge difference. All the red and green is starting to fade to a…
  • This Feminine Office Remodel Readies A Young Businesswoman For Success!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    As of last week, we now have the art installed in a project we have been putting together for a young woman’s office.I’ve already shared a few pics on Instagram, but I now have a few more I’d like you to see. (Sorry, they were taken with my iPhone. There’s nothing professional about my photos you'll see here. ;-) Design Plan: This client has a light, bright aesthetic and wanted to create a professional but nonetheless softer business environment.We went white with some gorgeous white-washed oak floors and a contrasting paint color to provide a little drama. The soft, light…
 
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  • Two-Tone Decoration for the Nursery

    Author
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    Expectant parents always go crazy over how to decorate the nursery room. Too often, the kid’s room would end up multifaceted and multicolored owed to the lack of decoration strategy. But using too many styles and colors is unnecessary, if not chaotic. Here are tips on using a two-tone palette for nursery styling. Two Neutrals, Two Non-Neutrals For a unisex appeal, having two neutral colors mixed with two non-neutrals that evoke unisex appeal make for a nursery room fit for a baby with surprise gender. The most common to use would be brown and white mixed with teal and yellow. Two…
  • How to Harmonize Mish Mashed Furniture at Home

    Author
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    An average- and below-average salaried household do not buy furniture in one go. Many of them can hardly buy personalized furnishings, which are a tad too pricey actually. At any rate, most families try to buy stuff in as they go along and what they can afford at the time being. Similarly, some find eclectic pieces that are too hard to resist and end up buying furniture that do not go well with the rest of the home items. The result would be a stockpile of household stuff in varying designs. But despite having standout or offset pieces, a well decorated home is one with a unified theme. So…
  • 7 Practical Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for Under $150

    Author
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:19 pm
    With the number of vendors that sell affordable home décor items, furniture and fixtures, beautifying a house need not break the bank. So, there’s no more excuse for not making the effort of upgrading your abode. In fact, you can spruce up a home for under $150. Here are some fantastic ideas: Add more kitchen storage Regardless of the size of your kitchen, additional storage will boost its appeal. There should be a few unclaimed walls that can use a few shelves where you can keep extra Chinaware, cookware or utensils. Use decorative brackets to embellish your new shelves. Try a new paint…
  • Guest Room Essentials – Making Your Space Welcoming Enough

    Author
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    To be a perfect host, one must have a cozy, private space for guests to stay. Not all guest room, however, are exactly that – welcoming. Some are too spacious and lonely in that it makes guest feel separated, some are too cramped in that it makes guest feel uncomfortable. Well, here are some of the essentials for a welcoming guest room. Comfortable Bed – There’s nothing more welcoming than a comfy bed, complete with fresh linen, soft pillows and a warm blankets. The room may not look like a luxurious hotel room, but a great bed makes it homey and warm enough for comfort. Serving…
  • 5 Tasteful Ways to Decorating with Tie-Dye

    Author
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    Tie-dye cloth has always been associated with the hippy era. But it has recently been making a comeback. What makes today’s tie-dye different from that of the 70’s is that it’s not the usual multi-color t-shirts that date back a few decades ago. Nowadays, tie-dyeing uses an ancient Japanese technique called shibori. Usually, you’ll see it in indigo color set against a white background. Because of this, many designers and homeowners have taken inspiration from it. Here are five tasteful ways to use tie-dye to freshen up your home: Rugs with bold statement A large rug in indigo tie-dye…
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness

    Lynne Knowlton
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:22 am
      Todays blog post is a little bit of everything. Cancer. Treehouse Shenanigans. Airstream renovations.  It’s wild!  A real smorgasbord of things in life that make you go ackkkk and ahhhh, all at once.  Like life, it’s fast and  bass ackwards. Where’ve … Read More!
  • Is being popular in Instagram like being rich in Monopoly?

    Lynne Knowlton
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    Instagram is such a wild beast, isn’t it?  For some, it’s a place to dabble and for others it’s a place to monetize like WHOA, ka-ching ka-ching.   For better or worse, it’s the place where brands, retailers and bloggers are exploding onto … Read More!
  • Life lately: Do you know what rhymes with Friday? Vodka

    Lynne Knowlton
    15 May 2015 | 9:33 am
      What have you been up to, chicken poo?  I’ve missed you.  Wait.  I’m a poet and I didn’t know it.  Ugh.  Should I just throat punch MYSELF? What have I been up to lately?!!   I’ve been getting it on with my … Read More!
  • How to make a gorgy gorgeous twig curtain rod

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

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

  • stahl house – a living house museum in la

    Richard
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Recently I was thrilled to find a midcentury modern house open to visitors to draw inspiration for a new project. You all know that I love a great house museum and I always seek out the very best ones before … Continue reading → This post stahl house – a living house museum in la first appeared on
  • the contemporary art of FAILE

    Richard
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Faile Savage/Sacred Young Minds is an exhibition currently at The Brooklyn Museum of Art that is getting a lot of attention in the press, so I decided to check it out. Warning: this is not your typical museum art exhibition … Continue reading → This post the contemporary art of FAILE first appeared on
  • maria pergay a designer for the history books

    Richard
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Maria Pergay (b. 1930) is such a legend in the world of French decorative arts that she was recently honored in her native France with the Legion d’honneur for her contributions to the arts. For over 50 years Pergay has … Continue reading → This post maria pergay a designer for the history books first appeared on
  • Two Ceramic Artists to Note

    Richard
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Today I want to bring two ceramic artists that are at the forefront of the contemporary ceramic scene. Kaori Tatebayashi is from Japan but lives in London and Derek Wilson is Irish with a studio in Belfast.   Kaori Tatebayashi … Continue reading → This post Two Ceramic Artists to Note first appeared on
  • a korean artist looking forward to the past

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:10 am
    Korean artist Kang Myung Sun is using a centuries old craft of her native South Korea in fantastic new and modern ways. She creates beautifully organic pieces of functional furniture covered in shimmering mother-of-pearl. It’s truly amazing to see her … Continue reading → This post a korean artist looking forward to the past first appeared on
 
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  • Lucite knife block 16 slot

    24 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Lucite acrylic knife block. Measures 11” height by 5-1/2” width by 11” depth. eBay item 161772398249 sold July 30, 2015 at 6:29PM.  Three bidders placed 6 bids and the knife block sold for $76.99 plus shipping. The knife block without knives inserted. The knife block with knives inserted.
  • witch and jack-o-lantern Halloween candy dish | Rosbro Plastics, United States

    20 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    Here is a witch and jack-o-lantern Halloween candy holder made by Rosbro Plastics, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.  Rosbro plastics is well known for their holiday and seasonal decorations.  This object measures approximately 4” in height.  The base of the dish is marked: ROSBRO PLASTICS PROV. R.I. Three bidders placed 8 bids on the candy dish, which sold for $14.50 on February 2, 2015 at 20:06:36 PST.
  • Torre wall rack valet | Andries and Hiroko van Onck | Inipress for Magis | Italy

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

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

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

    Courtney Price
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:56 pm
    In Living Newport: Houses, People, Style, Ms. Pardee gives us a front row seat to the sophisticated charm and social energy of parties, weddings, local traditions and stylish homes that are Newport.
  • Savor the End of Summer with Peach Ice Cream

    Courtney Price
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    The peaches are so heavenly this summer that I am sharing my peach ice cream recipe... over at Huff Post Taste.
  • The Importance of the Handwritten Note… Inspired By: Alexa Pulitzer

    Courtney Price
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Just like fashion, stationery expresses oneself and everyone should have some.
  • SXSW Votes Matter…

    Courtney Price
    12 Aug 2015 | 3:15 pm
    My colleague, JoDee Brownsworth Taylor and I have made it to the round of voting to be panelists for SXSW Interactive next year. Our topic will be a gold mine of information for bloggers who wish to have a good online presence and work with brands. Social Media Netiquette and Working with Brands Two bloggers […]
  • Top Summer Gadgets List at HuffPost Tech

    Courtney Price
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    It’s that time of year again, and I am over at HuffPost Tech reviewing my favorite gadgets for the summer. Come take a look– If you would like to link to any of the items mentioned for more information,  click on the photos below. Mophie Juice Pack Spectrum Pearl- light up compact mirror and usb […]
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    Inhabit Blog

  • Simple Home Décor Improvements for a Cosier Winter

    admin
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:02 am
    With autumn/winter ’15 creeping closer, in the UK we’ll soon be faced with dipping temperatures, crunchy leaves lining the pavements, and the evenings getting darker. Whilst summer may be slipping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Guide to eco-friendly Green Garden

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:28 am
    A garden is a tranquility haven where we spend our evenings to relax after a stressful day and the place where we dream of those barbecue dinners. But how green is your garden really? Making simple... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Upcycling: Semi DIY For Beginners

    admin
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am
    It’s been a great couple of years for vintage lovers, as old fashioned styles have made a thriving comeback both in fashion and home design. Since the global credit crash, the general populous has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Benefits of Building an Eco Friendly Home

    admin
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    No longer a fad for the extremely eco conscious, being ‘green’ has now made it to the mainstream and switching your focus to making your home more eco-friendly could have benefits that extend beyond... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Hire the Best Movers in Brooklyn

    admin
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:20 am
    Whether you are moving across the country or just to the next block, moving in Brooklyn can be a stressful event. But it can be turned into a great experience with the help of the right movers in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Dramatic Apartment In Paris

    Melina Divani
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    The interior of the two-storied apartment in historical center of Paris, was born in cooperation of Ukrainian designer Irina Dzhemesyuk and Vitaly Yurov. Located in a historic building, it has retained its unique character but significantly changed, become more modern and stylish. Basis of the composition takes dark color, which is rare in decoration of Parisian residences. It became a perfect backdrop for brass metal accents and pieces of furniture. Using a noble marble Portoro, black gloss, dark glass, patinated brass combined with a magnificent oak parquet created an elegant and…
  • Masculine Apartment With Outstanding Design

    Melina Divani
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:11 am
    Masculine Apartment With Outstanding Design in Taiwan, designed by KC Studio. Since the owner of the house has a lot of friends and often invite them to the house, we adjust the space arrangement, making the public space the largest area of the house while the private space is smaller. The open living/dining room is equipped with portable and removable furniture so that it can be suitable for parties of different number of people. The space is divided through three objects of different heights. The height of the entrance is kept low intentionally according to the height of the original girder…
  • Central Park West Penthouse

    Melina Divani
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:29 pm
    This penthouse apartment is hidden beneath the curved copper mansard roof of a Manhattan landmark building. It was artfully created by the former owner out of storage rooms, a one bedroom apartment, and unused space in the building’s decorative turret. The goals for this renovation were to provide ample communal living spaces with private retreats for a young family with two teenage children; to maximize the views to Central Park and the interior garden; to create a great working kitchen with a connection to the living spaces; and to shake the eighties feeling out of the design. The unique…
  • 21 Art Gallery Wall Ideas

    Melina Divani
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:03 am
    One type of home ornamentation that has been gaining steam lately are art gallery walls. Creating your own personal wall gallery with your favorite pictures or prints is unique because you don’t have to follow anyone else’s particular style! There’s is no right or wrong, it’s all comes down to what inspires you. What’s more, creating an art gallery wall can instantly upgrade the style of any space. Here are several steps you can take to get your dream gallery wall off to a good start. HOW TO CREATE AN ART GALLERY WALL -If you don’t have an idea of the type…
  • Mid Century Modern Home in Creve Coeur

    Melina Divani
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    The homeowners of this Mid Century Modern home in Creve Coeur by Mitchel Wall, are a young Architect, his talented wife and their two young sons.  Being avid collectors of Mid Century Modern furniture and furnishings, they purchased their Atomic Ranch home, built in the 1970s, and saw in it a perfect future vessel for their lifestyle.  Nothing had been done to the home in 40 years but they saw it as a fresh palette.  The walls separating the kitchen from the dining, living, and entry areas were removed.  Support beams and columns were created to hold the loads.  The kitchen and laundry…
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  • Two-Tone Decoration for the Nursery

    Author
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    Expectant parents always go crazy over how to decorate the nursery room. Too often, the kid’s room would end up multifaceted and multicolored owed to the lack of decoration strategy. But using too many styles and colors is unnecessary, if not chaotic. Here are tips on using a two-tone palette for nursery styling. Two Neutrals, Two Non-Neutrals For a unisex appeal, having two neutral colors mixed with two non-neutrals that evoke unisex appeal make for a nursery room fit for a baby with surprise gender. The most common to use would be brown and white mixed with teal and yellow. Two…
  • How to Harmonize Mish Mashed Furniture at Home

    Author
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    An average- and below-average salaried household do not buy furniture in one go. Many of them can hardly buy personalized furnishings, which are a tad too pricey actually. At any rate, most families try to buy stuff in as they go along and what they can afford at the time being. Similarly, some find eclectic pieces that are too hard to resist and end up buying furniture that do not go well with the rest of the home items. The result would be a stockpile of household stuff in varying designs. But despite having standout or offset pieces, a well decorated home is one with a unified theme. So…
  • 7 Practical Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for Under $150

    Author
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:19 pm
    With the number of vendors that sell affordable home décor items, furniture and fixtures, beautifying a house need not break the bank. So, there’s no more excuse for not making the effort of upgrading your abode. In fact, you can spruce up a home for under $150. Here are some fantastic ideas: Add more kitchen storage Regardless of the size of your kitchen, additional storage will boost its appeal. There should be a few unclaimed walls that can use a few shelves where you can keep extra Chinaware, cookware or utensils. Use decorative brackets to embellish your new shelves. Try a new paint…
  • Guest Room Essentials – Making Your Space Welcoming Enough

    Author
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    To be a perfect host, one must have a cozy, private space for guests to stay. Not all guest room, however, are exactly that – welcoming. Some are too spacious and lonely in that it makes guest feel separated, some are too cramped in that it makes guest feel uncomfortable. Well, here are some of the essentials for a welcoming guest room. Comfortable Bed – There’s nothing more welcoming than a comfy bed, complete with fresh linen, soft pillows and a warm blankets. The room may not look like a luxurious hotel room, but a great bed makes it homey and warm enough for comfort. Serving…
  • 5 Tasteful Ways to Decorating with Tie-Dye

    Author
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    Tie-dye cloth has always been associated with the hippy era. But it has recently been making a comeback. What makes today’s tie-dye different from that of the 70’s is that it’s not the usual multi-color t-shirts that date back a few decades ago. Nowadays, tie-dyeing uses an ancient Japanese technique called shibori. Usually, you’ll see it in indigo color set against a white background. Because of this, many designers and homeowners have taken inspiration from it. Here are five tasteful ways to use tie-dye to freshen up your home: Rugs with bold statement A large rug in indigo tie-dye…
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  • Wall & Deco first exhibition at Maison et Objet Paris

    BRABBU
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:27 am
    Wall & Decò rises its creative inspiration in constant balance between design and planning, photographical realism and graphics, material research and formal immediateness. It is a fresh revolution that overwhelms and renews the old wallpaper concept coming to the creation of solutions for the interior decoration with a unique style and a strong visual impact. The Wall & Deco products deal no longer with the neutral, reiterated and monothematic wallpapers, but with solutions obtained out of a deep research on the materials and their surface processing. RELATED HISTORY: WHY YOU SHOULD…
  • Fall Decorating Ideas – Fall Colors 2015 by Kathy Kuo Home

    BRABBU
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:25 am
    Through her blog Kathy Kuo Home shared her favorite fall colors. And as we’re sharing fall decorating ideas with you, Kathy Kuo Home favourite fall colors are a valuable insight of something you should considereing while decorating your home for the 2015 fall season. Have a look at Kathy Kuo Home suggestions for the fall colors 2015: RELATED HISTORY: TOP 10 PANTONE COLORS FOR THE 2015 FALL Guilford Green Pink Ground Light Blue Soft Sand And if at the end you still can’t apply any of these fall decorating ideas, Kathy Kuo Home also suggests that you can go with neutral tones for…
  • Decorex 2015 counts with BRABBU’s mid century modern furniture

    BRABBU
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:57 am
    Decorex 2015 is one of the major events of the London Design Festival and will be held over the course of four days in the historic grounds of Syon Park. Decorex 2015 is synonymous with luxury, and is internationally renowned for being the event to discover the very best, and most coveted products. Between of 400 hand-selected exhibitors, you’ll find BRABBU at stand J31 with a selection of mid-century modern furniture and contemporary lighting. RELATED HISTORY: LUXURIOUS & CONTEMPORARY LIGHTING FROM DECOREX 2015 For this edition, BRABBU selected its luxury most iconic and its…
  • Design Talks with Nikki B

    BRABBU
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:49 am
    For the new “Design Talks” we traveled to Dubai, to interview the work, ideas and design philosophy of one of the most talented interior designers in the Middle East – Nikki B. As usual in BRABBU’s Design Talks, the interview with Nikki B it’s accompanied with some of her best projects. 1. Being in love with our work is always the key to achieve better results. Are you in love with this job? What do you love most about being an interior designer? I am very fortunate in that. I combine my passion with my carreer. I love being creative organising, understanding and…
  • Top 100 UK Famous Interior Designers – Nina Campbell

    BRABBU
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Featuring in House & Garden Top 100 UK Interior Desiners, Nina Campbell is the one that we will talk about right now. Despite designing grand houses and hotels, Nina Campbell still has the personal touch – making her one of the world’s most respected and famous interior designers. Clients appreciate her humour and eye for the zeitgeist. Her interiors exude confident colour and pattern choices, underpinned with comfort. ‘You’ve got to be practical, with a place for everything,’ she says. Nina and her team are working on houses in Knightsbridge and Chelsea, and a country house in…
 
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  • Decor Inspiration: Fabulous Pattern

    Reyna.R
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:01 am
    Today’s post is all about how colorful patterned accents can enhance living spaces, making them warm and inviting. We favor a lovely mix of pattern. The more, the better is our point of view. From a lovely delicate design woven into the rug on the floor to bold botanical paper on the walls, here are some of our favorite beautifully patterned spaces. Please enjoy! A lovely vintage room is awash in rich handsome color and pattern–perfect against a crisp white background. A range of interesting pattern from pale and delicate to a vibrant blend of red and blue brings to life a neutral…
  • Yellow Home Decor & Lighting You’ll Love

    Reyna.R
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    In a recent post, we featured room images in soft yellow palette. With that lovely color palette in mind, we’ve explored our Arcadian Home collections and discovered these beautiful options for adding warm yellow to your interior and exterior spaces. Enjoy!     Part of the Archive Collection, this handwoven wool rug looks stunning yellow and ivory.     Yellow and cream create a lovely pattern on these chic and stylish decorative accent pillows.     Pale yellow urns with lids and a charming aged look are just right to add warmth and beauty to your home.
  • Buttery Yellow Color Ideas for Your Home

    Reyna.R
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Yellow color palettes for home decor come in many variations from the palest of pale background shades to bright “in your face” wake up hues. Today, we’re sharing one of our favorite yellows, a soft buttery tone that’s warm and inviting while maintaining a quiet elegance. We love this yellow hue on the front door. Don’t you think it says, “Welcome, come in and visit for a while.” Velvet sofas are at the top of many “must have for my home” lists. Color them buttery yellow and they’re even more coveted. Color and texture come together…
  • Pretty Pink Accents for Your Home

    Reyna.R
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    Are you ready to give your interior spaces a refresh? Longing for a touch of color in your neutral living room? How about a little pattern and texture underfoot? We’ve got you covered with home decor accessories, footstools, lighting and a soft stripy rug for the floor–all in pretty pink hues you’ll love. A little extra storage is always welcome. When it comes in the form of a tufted pink ottoman, well that’s just icing on the cake. Pink and brown are beautiful in these square pillows with a much sought-after Ikat pattern. Wool and cotton are combined to create a most…
  • From Living Rooms to Outdoor Spaces: Decorating with Pale Pink

    Reyna.R
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    Those who love pink in all its appealing shades are always happy to see that there is no shortage of images of pretty pink rooms to be found online. Lately, we’ve been noticing lots of pale pink home decor both indoors and out. We hope you will enjoy seeing some of our favorites: Pink around the pool can be fabulous, but who knew how stunning a pink wall could be? A single pale pink pillow is awesome on a navy blue sofa, bringing a spot of serenity amongst bold color and pattern. We don’t often think rustic when we envision pink painted wood. But, this aged pink finish seems just…
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    Bright Ideas

  • Made in the USA: Why some brands refuse to go overseas

    Doug Kaid
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:09 am
    Some people look at Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer. Others see it as one last chance for that backyard cookout. For the people at Hubbardton Forge, Labor Day is a celebration of craftsmanship, of a job well done and a job done right here in the United States. Hubbardton Forge Worker While many manufacturing jobs have gone overseas over the last quarter century-plus, some companies such as Castleton, Vermont-based Hubbardton Forge, remain stateside as a testament to their workers and their craftsmanship. The lighting and accessories they produce are a tribute to their commitment.
  • 5 Easy & Affordable DIY’s

    Annie Talajkowski
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Ready to get your hands dirty? We browsed the web for unique and affordable home DIY projects from our favorite bloggers and interior designers to share with you today. From Minneapolis, to San Francisco to Nova Scotia and beyond, we’ve complied 5 projects that are not only easy to accomplish, but affordable too! 1. DIY Beaded Macrame Planter Image courtesy of Alison Allen To kick off our DIY Roundup we have a project from Alison Allen, a Minneapolis based blogger, photographer and DIY fanatic. Alison shares with us a recent project she completed: A DIY Beaded Macrame Planter. Perfect…
  • How the Passive House is Setting the Standard for Energy-Efficient Homes

    Wendy Weinert
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:56 pm
    We all do our best to cut down on cooling and heating costs, whether that means bundling up in the winter, investing in insulated curtains for our windows or installing a ceiling fan in the bedroom. No matter how hard we try, however, our utility bills still seem to skyrocket during the hottest and coldest months of the year. This is simply how it works, and many of us have come to accept high electric and energy bills as a fact of life. But what if I told you it didn’t have to be this way? I recently stumbled upon an article about the passive house (PH), which seems to be the solution…
  • The Coolest New Trends in Home Office Design

    Wendy Weinert
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:26 pm
    In today’s digital age, working from home is becoming more and more common. And why shouldn’t it be? The option to work from home gives employees more flexibility, and it also allows them to choose their work environment. No longer do these people have to stay confined to the same dull cubicle for 40 hours a week. If you’re one of the lucky working people who gets to do their work from home, take advantage of this opportunity to design a home office that you love. These cool, new home-office trends are a refreshing change from the drab cubicles you’ve had in the past.
  • Best Root Beer Float Recipes for Adults

    Annie Talajkowski
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:18 pm
    In honor of National Root Beer Float Day we compiled a round up of our favorite frosty recipes from around the web. These boozy floats turn a fun childhood treat into something for adults to indulge in and enjoy. Grab a chilled mug, your favorite root beer and get ready; you might just want to try them all! 1. Heavenly Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float Image and recipe courtesy of Heather Christo   Heavenly Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float Ingredients: 4 teaspoons vanilla paste 8 ounces bourbon 1 pint vanilla ice cream 3 bottles good quality root beer, chilled Instructions: In 4 chilled…
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  • Top Selling Granite Transformations Glass Mosaic Tile Colors Revealed

    caitlink
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    I’m sure you’re excited to find out what the top-selling mosaic tile colors are from Granite Transformations – see below. The top-selling Granite Transformations glass mosaic tile colors are:   #1. 160       #2. 161       #3. 238       #4. 152       #5. 270       #6. Liberty Onyx       #7. Metropolis Opal       #8. Metropolis Buxy       #9. Metropolis Bronzite     Planning a remodel soon? Check out our broad range of glass mosaic tile products for you to…
  • The Results Are In from the Fourth Annual “Houzz & Home 2015 Survey”

    caitlink
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    If home renovations are on your radar in the near future, we thought you would enjoy hearing about the latest findings of the fourth annual Houzz & Home 2015 Survey, specifically the Houzz Renovation Considerations Index. Over 260,000 homeowners and renters around the world shared their views on renovation projects they worked on in 2014 and their plans for 2015. The index tracks the level of importance that homeowners assign to eight commonly cited renovation considerations, including: design, functionality, resale value, energy efficiency, costs, health, sustainable materials and smart…
  • What Kitchens Might Look Like in 10 Years

    caitlink
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
    When we think of food, feelings of comfort or joyful gatherings with family and friends typically come to mind. We’ve grown accustomed to our modern kitchens and how we cook, prepare and store our food. Well – hold on to your seat as we show you how IKEA sees kitchens of the future. You will be intrigued. In collaboration with IDEO (an international design and consulting firm), along with design students from Sweden and the Netherlands, an 18-month long study resulted in Concept Kitchen 2025 – an exhibition at IKEA Temporary in Milan, Italy. The exhibition is a look into the future of…
  • Highlights from Vern Yip’s Presentation at the 2015 Granite Transformations Convention

    caitlink
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Granite Transformations holds an annual franchise convention that is used as a platform for the franchise network to discuss new ideas and trends in the home remodeling industry, share strategies, network and celebrate success. At every convention, there is typically a keynote speaker, and at this year’s convention, it was celebrity designer Vern Yip. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the key design trends that he predicts for the very near future. Vern Yip was the star of TLC’s Trading Spaces, NBC’s Home Intervention, and more recently, he starred in his own HGTV…
  • Top Selling Granite Transformations Countertop Colors

    caitlink
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m sure you’re excited to find out what the real top-selling countertop colors from Granite Transformations – see below! Enjoy! Drum roll please, and the top-selling colors are:   #1. Perla Di Modena – Granite         #2. Royal Ivory – Recycled Glass         #3. Terra Di Siena – Granite         #4. Terra Ombra – Granite         #5. Bianco Modena – Granite         #6. Gardena – Granite         #7. White Star – Recycled Glass       #8.
 
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    HomeDecorDesigns.com

  • An Interview with Lisa Johnson Mandell

    Vidya Sudarsan
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Share on Tumblr Hello, everyone! I’ve got another interesting interview for you today. HGTV’s West Coast Correspondent and founder of AtHomeInHollywood.com, Lisa Johnson Mandell, has answered my questions about celebrity homes! She has shared her insider Hollywood real estate scoops on what celebrity home design trends and what the elite are buying and selling. 1.    Tell us about [...] The post An Interview with Lisa Johnson Mandell appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: My Interview With FloorCoverings International Inside Indian Celebrity Homes  An…
  • JC Penny’s Fall 2015 LookBook

    Vidya Sudarsan
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Share on Tumblr As you’re thinking about fall and getting ready to enjoy the new season, JC Penny has something special to offer you: the Fall 2015 LookBook collection of chic and stylish items for everyone. JC Penny’s “Lookbooks” look like catalogs but carry less merchandise, which makes them more interesting for shoppers. The goal [...] The post JC Penny’s Fall 2015 LookBook appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Colors In Fall Season Celebrating Fall Harvest With Beautiful Scarecrows Introducing Marsala – Color of 2015 Gadgets You Will…
  • Bohemian Chic Kitchens

    Vidya Sudarsan
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Share on Tumblr I’ve always been drawn to bohemian decor – there’s  something about this creative style that makes rooms bright and chirpy. In the past, I have showcased bohemian bedrooms, and now it’s about time I featured my most favorite type of room – the kitchen. Scroll down to see some of the most charming [...] The post Bohemian Chic Kitchens appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Crystal Chandeliers in Kitchens Tiny Colorful Kitchens Accessorize your Kitchen continued.. Colorful Kitchen!
  • An Interview With Michael McHale

    Vidya Sudarsan
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Share on Tumblr Hello, everyone! Recently, I had an opportunity to interview Michael McHale, who is revolutionizing the way people think about their lighting. Michael is currently working on his Matrix collection, doing all of the lighting for a new restaurant in Istanbul, and is close to finishing a hotel project in London’s Convent garden. [...] The post An Interview With Michael McHale appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Sparkling Lights My Interview With FloorCoverings International An Interview with Lisa Johnson Mandell Outdoor Lighting – Beautiful…
  • PocketDisc – Simple Colorful Fun

    Vidya Sudarsan
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Share on Tumblr Hello, everyone! It’s slightly more than a week since I returned back from Chennai, India. I have had the worst jet lag after my return. My body was totally disoriented due to the time zone changes. I’m so glad it’s over now and happy to be blogging again. This page is about a [...] The post PocketDisc – Simple Colorful Fun appeared first on HomeDecorDesigns.com. Related posts: Simple Spring Decorations Colorful Indian Homes A Colorful Party Colorful Kitchen!
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • 20 Modular Sofa Designs with Modern Flair

    Kate Simmons
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Today’s post is totally modular! Because when it comes to modular seating such as sectional sofas, you can piece together the perfect combination for your interior. From compact selections to large pieces that seat an army, we’ve got you covered. Check out the 20 modular sofa designs below for inspiration. And if you’re shopping, there are helpful links with purchasing information. Enjoy…Two- and Three-Piece SectionalsWhen you think of modular seating, do you imagine a giant sofa that takes over your room? Think again! Many of today’s most popular sectional…
  • Antique-Chic Makeover: Vintage Apartment Acquires Curated Industrial Sheen

    Sherry Nothingam
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    We absolutely adore homes that tend to define their own style and exude a personality that is unique and exceptional. Located in Taipei City, Taiwan, this gorgeous apartment was given a stylish makeover by CHI-TORCH Interior Design while staying true to its industrial past. The apartment was over four decades old, and the task of refurbishment meant creating a seamless fusion between a vintage-industrial style and a more modern, minimal vibe. The result is truly captivating, as exposed brick walls meet metallic decor, parquet floors and exclusive decor that places functionality ahead of…
  • 18 Gleaming Mosaic Kitchen Backsplash Designs

    Elise Moreau
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:10 am
    The backsplash is one area of the kitchen that you can really take advantage of to bring some artistic flair to the room. And it doesn’t have to be expensive! Small tiles (or broken pieces of glass or ceramic material in uneven sizes) can be used to create a mosaic work of art that’s as simple or as detailed as you want it to be. If you’re up for a real DIY project, this could be the perfect way to put your creativity to the test. Check out these 18 stunningly gorgeous mosaic kitchen backsplashes for some inspiration.Randomly SortedIt’s pretty hard to make a mosaic…
  • 20 Dreamy Beach-Style Decks for a Relaxing Staycation

    Sherry Nothingam
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:30 am
    The days when people transformed into globetrotters for a couple of weeks each year and traveled far and wide for that amazing holiday are quickly diminishing. The trend of ‘staycations’ is something that is catching on across the planet as more and more people are realizing the benefits of spending those few, precious holidays at home surrounded by friends and family. While traveling to exotic Bali or a trip to one of Greece’s mesmerizing islands are still enticing options, a staycation does make more economic sense. But every staycation needs a great outdoor lounge or relaxing…
  • RMJ Residence: Tranquil Outdoor Living Meets a Wall of Greenery

    Sherry Nothingam
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:15 am
    A home that blurs the conventional line separating the indoors from the surrounding landscape, the RMJ Residence in Uberlândia, Brazil encourages its homeowners to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Spread across an area of nearly 6,000 square feet, it is the backyard, pool deck and the greenery around the home that define its structure, silhouette and choice of materials used. The street façade of the house offers complete privacy, with a wooden wall and entrance surrounded by trees and shrubs keeping away any prying eyes. The interior is split into two wings with one housing the…
 
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    Decor Girl

  • Interior Designer’s Love Letter To IKEA

    Decor Girl
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    As a designer and consumer I use, recommend and love IKEA kitchen and bathroom cabinets, storage furniture, lighting and hardware. How smart money decorates. Read More
  • Don’t Be Afraid To Go To Bed Bold

    Decor Girl
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Bedrooms are for sleeping.  Bedroom decor should promote rest and relaxation. However, this does not mean the bedroom walls need to be void of any interest.  A creative, and inexpensive way to deal with boring bedroom walls are with big … Read More
  • Time To Trim Up Your Interiors

    Decor Girl
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    One of the grandest details one can use to enhance drapery, furniture or interior areas in need of highlighting is fabric trim. Read More
  • Walls: Are You Afraid Of Color? Here’s The Fix

    Decor Girl
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Here is how to break through the fear of wall color and how to get it right the first time. Read More
  • Roadmap To Interior Color Scheme Success

    Decor Girl
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Create a roadmap for interior design of a home with the color key as the starting point and your home will be gorgeous. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: jatoba

    Nicola
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:35 am
    The tree from which jatoba hardwood is sourced has many names. Its Latin, or botanical name is Hymenaea Courbani but it is more commonly known as the Brazilian Cherry, not for any resemblance to the usual cherry tree but for its rich cherry red colour.  Resistant to rot and most insect infestation, the jatoba tree originates from Central and South America and the West Indies and can reach an impressive height of 130 feet. The wood it produces ranges beautifully in colour from a light orangey-salmon brown to a darker reddish brown and as it matures will show its darker red heart. Jatoba…
  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: maple

    Nicola
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Hardwood flooring represents an important investment in your home and it’s important to make the right choices. To help you select the hardwood flooring that will suit your home and your lifestyle, we’re continuing in our series of factsheets, with a look at maple hardwood. A versatile, durable hardwood Maple trees aren’t just good for producing syrup. In fact, maple has been the wood of choice for furniture makers since colonial times, offering possibilities like musical instruments, fine furniture and, of course, flooring. Hard maple is often known as sugar maple, and as…
  • Hardwood flooring factsheet: walnut

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

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

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

  • Graceful Paris II 65m Flat project by Manuel Sequeira Architectes

    longerdays
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:12 am
    Welcome to our gallery highlighting the graceful Paris II 65m Flat project by Manuel Sequeira Architectes. This home, deemed an artistes’ flat by the designers, is a perfect distillation of modern style in a compact space. As you may have gathered from the title, this home is a mere 65 square meters. What it does with that space is amazing. Of course, the first thing that struck you when viewing the picture above was likely the ultra-clean look, a modern open-design layout wrapped in pristine white and grounded by light hardwood flooring. This surface reading of the interior barely…
  • 27 Relaxing Bathrooms Featuring Elegant Clawfoot Tubs

    longerdays
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:02 am
    Welcome to our gallery of 27 relaxing bathrooms featuring elegant clawfoot tubs! If you really think about it, the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in a home. Have you ever walked into a modern day house, with a great design, comfortable settings, yet no bathroom? We didn’t think so. Every home needs a bathroom, and the importance of this space goes beyond the obvious needs. When I wake up in the morning, I stumble straight across the hallway and into the bathroom. The cool tile on my feet and the bright lighting next to the mirror helps me to wake up and stimulate my senses.
  • Home Stratosphere’s TOP 20 Most Popular Interior Design Posts

    longerdays
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:17 pm
    On January 23, 2014, Home Stratosphere published it’s first post. Since then, we’ve published 730+ posts and have received over 20 million page views in 19 months. We have no plans to stop.  In fact, we’re growing faster than ever. While we think every post is great, some of our posts and galleries do stand out.  By stand out, we mean that they are incredibly popular based on how much they’re shared. Since we’ve surpassed 20 million page views with over 1 million shares, we’re overdue for putting together our “Best Of” gallery. When I visit…
  • Extraordinary Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett

    longerdays
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:07 am
    Welcome to our gallery highlighting the extraordinary design of the Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett. Nestled in tropical north Queensland, Australia, this modern home thematically embraces the surrounding heritage rainforests. Utilizing experimental passive design methods, the home uses a simplistic and lo-fi technological approach. The results speak for themselves in this raw and stylistically honest home. The natural contours of the landscape inform the playful profile of the home. Instead of protruding over the nearby ridge, the framing of the home mirrors it. There’s a visual…
  • 28 Breathtaking Home Library Designs

    longerdays
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:06 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the incredibly diverse and beautiful world of home libraries. We wanted to collect and curate a list of our very favorite home library designs from our top favorite designers worldwide. A home library isn’t simply a place to store books; it’s a mission statement, a cultural anchor, and it elevates the entire home around it. Because of the cultural reverence we share for libraries and the weight of utility and aesthetics they grant to a home, we wanted only the best. What follows are some of the most unique home libraries we’ve seen. Often,…
 
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • 10 Things Your Subcontractor Won’t Tell You – Part I

    Donna Hoffman
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... OK, people.  It’s heart to heart time. Without question, the vast majority of subcontractors I work with on projects in which clients source their own teams, are wonderful, dedicated, talented people.  But it only takes one good solid train wreck to leave a client in tears or worse, out of pocket on $. Here’s a list of train wrecks I’ve personally seen. Take heed and be sure to interview well and do your due diligence, too. This list is broken into 2 parts – here’s Part I. Watch my blog for Part 2 next! I just took on a new crew or crew member…and I…
  • What to Do When Decorating Projects Stall

    Donna Hoffman
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Let’s say you’re in a groove on your decorating project – got the budget all set, have your eye on a sofa you love….then all of a sudden something stops you or slows you down. How do you get out of it and into the beautiful room that you’ll love? Watch this… The post What to Do When Decorating Projects Stall appeared first on The Interior Design Advocate.
  • Trendy Fabric Patterns – Don’t Overdo Them!

    Donna Hoffman
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Trends – both interior design and fashion – have a life cycle. The more you see a trend multiply and show up EVERYWHERE, the more you want to control your impulses on it because an over availability everywhere often actually indicates that there is an end in sight. I was at the Philadelphia Design Center working on a project yesterday and took some time to chat with the head of one of the fabric showrooms. I commented about my concern with the proliferation of the wonderful trellis patterns, saying that in another 1-2 years, they will be out. Without  blinking, my…
  • How Important is Color of the Year?

    Donna Hoffman
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Every year, Pantone announces its Color of the Year. In the grand scheme of interior design, how important is it really? Well, it depends on a few things….   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…
  • Are You a “Design-aholic?”

    Donna Hoffman
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:42 am
    Donna Hoffman on... You know how today we create our own word hybrids (Brangelina?? Kimye??) instead of sticking to the words that exist in the Queen’s Dictionary? (Hey, I know I’m an American, but stay with me here). Anyway, for fun, I decided to do a few design-related word hybrids myself for this week’s blog post. I will present the word, its definition and then use it in a sentence. Design-aholic. Somebody with too many accessories at their place and with too much time on their hands. “Design-aholics need a support group and meetings.” Décor-whelmed. The state of being so…
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    HomeDSGN

  • Clark Court by In Situ Studio

    Jessica
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:38 am
    Clark Court is a residential project completed by In Situ Studio. The home is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Clark Court by In Situ Studio: “The house sits atop a hill, under three large oaks, and is oriented towards a pond. Our clients, a young couple with a newborn, being inspired by Modern and Japanese design, challenged us to design an open house on a prominent site that would..More...
  • Doll’s House by BKK Architects

    Jessica
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:02 am
    Doll’s House is a private home located in Northcote, Victoria, Australia. The 2,206-square-foot home was designed by BKK Architects. Doll’s House by BKK Architects: “Dolls House is an idea about providing flexible, highly sustainable living that is responsive to its context and able to adapt to the changing needs of a family over a long life-span. The first known Doll’s house, originally called a ‘baby house’ in 1557 was a..More...
  • Interior of Mansard in Moscow by buro5

    Magaly
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Interior of Mansard in Moscow is a project completed by buro5 in 2015. As its name suggests, it is located in Moscow, Russia, and covers an area of around 527 square feet. Interior of Mansard in Moscow by buro5: “The main source of inspiration of project was the geometry and height of the apartment. In addition, the house is located near Malevich village – not far from the places where..More...
  • Loggia in Arcadia by Luigi Rosselli

    Magaly
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:37 am
    Loggia in Arcadia is a contemporary private residence located in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by Luigi Rosselli. Loggia in Arcadia by Luigi Rosselli: “Arcadia is a mythological place of peace and pastoral happiness, and one can find a Victorian villa named Arcadia in a tranquil street in the suburb of Paddington, on the city fringes of Sydney and walking distance from Centennial Park. This Gothic Revival..More...
  • Strauss Apartment by YCL Studio

    Magaly
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:06 am
    Strauss Apartment is a private residence designed by YCL Studio. The home is located in Strasbourg, France. Strauss Apartment by YCL Studio: “A 114-sq.m. (1,227-sq.ft.) area apartment in Strasbourg, France, where sophisticated old-fashioned elegance meets modern design. Designing functionally comfortable and aesthetic residential environment preserving the authentic elements of the interior of the apartment and interpreting classics in modern light was important to us, as architects. We wanted to distinguish..More...
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    Interiorzine.com

  • House Project for the Canadian Suburban – Modern and Full of Light

    Vania
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Untypical communal house project for the Canadian suburban – modern and full of light – where functionality meets design. Read the rest of House Project for the Canadian Suburban – Modern and Full of Light originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Sweet Curves Light by Mariam Ayvazyan

    Vania
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:35 am
    Mariam Ayvazyan is an architect and designer based in Yerevan, Armenia, her Studio Made in love produced a new lamp and lighting installation – Sweet curves light. Read the rest of Sweet Curves Light by Mariam Ayvazyan originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Interior Design Trends for 2016

    Vania
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:40 am
    Although the new 2016 is approaching rapidly the designer’s trends and specific stylistic of this year are so distinctive and with such richness of expressions, that no matter how many articles about the  trends we research and publish there always will be something more to be said. And keep in mind – a lot of this style flows will transfuse into the next year’s trends. Read the rest of Interior Design Trends for 2016 originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Firefly Wall Covering by Studio Lapelle at Maison & Object

    Vania
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:42 am
    Unusual, customizable, charming, a brand new wall covering. During the next edition of Maison & Objet (Paris September 08/04 – Pad. 8- Project) Lapèlle presents its collection of Leather coverings, one of them is Firefly whose name derives from the insertion of brilliant golden tiles that, like fireflies, light up like the texture of the cobalt and blue tiles. A puzzle of tiles made of genuine leather with original textures and colors to perfectly cover walls, floors, doors and objects of any type and shape. Read the rest of Firefly Wall Covering by Studio Lapelle at Maison &…
  • Greja Glass House by Park + Associates

    Vania
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    How would you like to live in a glass house – and we mean it literally? Well, thanks to unconventional architecture and clever design this Singapore project of airy and fragile construct ensures not only the privacy to its inhabitants but also increases the domestic interactions. Boundless communication of the open float spaces, infinite illusion thanks to the transparent walls that connect the interior with the surrounding lush vegetation, abundance of filtered sunlight and cleverly accomplished ventilation and privacy are just some of the key characteristics of this architectural…
 
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    Trendoffice

  • Gear up for Back to School

    trendoffice
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:59 am
    Are you ready for the coming new school year? Get some help with useful ideas: Marlowe Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag The Instant Transmitting Paper To iPad Pen. Our children deserve the best designs -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PARIS DESIGN WEEK 2015

    trendoffice
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:23 am
    The fifth annual PARIS DESIGN WEEK will overlap with MAISON&OBJET PARIS and will take place from Saturday 5 to Saturday 12 September 2015. Have a look at selected designs of some of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mondrian inspired interior design

    trendoffice
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:39 am
    The elegant  interior design of Hôtel du Ministère created by Interior architect and designer François Champsaur is based on the three primary hues of blue, red and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Interior Design is Fun

    trendoffice
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:09 am
    This post is for those who think that interior design is just planning and solving functional problems. Just the opposite! Interior design is the tool to introduce fun in your life! Have a look at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Maison&Objet Sept.2015 - A Glimpse

    trendoffice
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    With only a few days before the September issue of Maison&Objet 2015 we are looking forward to see what new and interesting designs will be presented there. Here below is a glimpse to some of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Colour Palette: 019

    Cat How
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:10 am
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  • Colour Palette: 018

    Cat How
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:02 am
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  • New This Week… Minimalist Foiled Prints by Tom Pigeon

    Cat How
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week on Howkapow we’ve released a series of prints which are calm, considered and composed.  New in from Scottish design duo, Tom Pigeon, we have the Harbour Print Series – inspired by harbours around where the couple live on the East coast; as well as the Sol and Luna Series – inspired by 1980s beach parties. All are beautifully foiled and oh so atmospheric…you can shop the Collection here… The post New This Week… Minimalist Foiled Prints by Tom Pigeon appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • For The Love Of… Bookends!

    Cat How
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    1. Ceramic Dachshund Bookends – Jonathan Adler / 2. Solid Wood Bookends - Marvin Freitas / 3. Dinosaur Bookends - Kate Davison / 4. Victorian Whale Bookends - Anthro / 5. Fox Bookends - Howkapow / 6. Ceramic Whale Bookends - Jonathan Adler / 7. Waka Waka Bookends - Poketo / 8. Black Bike Bookends - Howkapow The post For The Love Of… Bookends! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Colour Palette: 017

    Cat How
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:57 am
    The post Colour Palette: 017 appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
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  • Room on the Roof

    Akvile
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:29 am
    The i29 interior architects were invited to create the artist’s residence called Room on the Roof . It is located in the small tower on top of the De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam. This studio is a unique spot in the historic heart of the city. Room of the Roof occupies approximately 12 metres height space. Also, the historical structure offers a prime view overlooking the Dome Square. The design team divided a studio into living spaces. The two-toned scheme of wood and white surfaces expands the feel of the interior despite the structure’s size limitations. A composition of wooden boxes…
  • Creating Inspiring Workspace

    Ieva
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:22 am
    So, the summer is officially over, pupils and students all over Lithuania had already celebrated their first day at school and the busy months began. As usual with the start of September and the end of August, the stationery abundance begins everywhere in the stores. Since I have been working from home for about three years now, I definitely know how important it is to surround yourself with people, places, and things that inspire you. Similarly, I find that working from a clean desk and pretty home office is paramount for keeping me inspired and productive. If you feel, that working in your…
  • Colorful Kitchen By Belgian Designer Dries Otten

    Daumantas
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:34 am
    Simplistic, beautiful, inspirational. That’s what can be said about this awesome kitchen. Furniture designer, interior architect & scenographer Dries Otten from Belgium designed this  joyous colorful kitchen. The project was a renovation of an old school building situated in the Auwegemvaart Mechelen, Belgium. The main accent here is this perfectly designed, colour-blocked kitchen which is connected with birch plywood cupboards, desk space and bookcase. Via yellowtrace Photos by Jef Jacobs
  • Tine K Home Autumn/Winter 2015

    Ieva
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    The summer was so hot and dry this year, that autumn came around way earlier than it usually does. There’s a lot of dried leaves fluttering around, the evenings feel a lot cooler and the whole sky seems to be filled with constellations. We have already shared a new Autumn/Winter collection catalogue of Madam Stoltz and today we’re bringing another wonderful Inspiration filled catalogue of Tine K home collection. For autumn, Tine K Home offers a new range of products,which is called MOON collection. The whole collection is filled with earth toned neutral colours, natural…
  • The Vipp Shelter

    Ona
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:41 am
    Danish company Vipp, best known for their iconic metal trashcans, has taken the company in a new, much larger-scale direction. They designed the Shelter, a minimalist prefab concept located in Copenhagen. The driving ambition of the Danish company means that you can now match your kitchen and its accessories to your nature retreat. The result is a modern escape. A 55 square meter steel object emerges in a rugged landscape framed by naked trees and a silent lake that mirrors in the sky frame window facade. The shelter stands as a solid rock in sharp contrast to its surroundings. Yet, with…
 
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  • Finest tips to keep your modular kitchen organized

    interior.idea101@gmail.com
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    A kitchen that provides plenty of work space and enough storage space to de-clutter the surrounding is the dream of many. When everything is in its designated space, it also gets easier preparing, cooking, and cleaning easier and even fun. Modular kitchens of today provide the perfect opportunity to beef up the storage space and The post Finest tips to keep your modular kitchen organized appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Brilliant modular kitchen designs you will absolutely adore! Types of Modular Kitchen Designs Redesign your Kitchen with a Modular Kitchen
  • Brilliant modular kitchen designs you will absolutely adore!

    interior.idea101@gmail.com
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Homeowners looking to renovate or remodel their old kitchen spaces are automatically trying the concepts of modular designing. Modular kitchens across the globe have not just been making the kitchen add to the home décor but also make it extremely functional. It can be said that modular kitchens are meant to make maximum use of The post Brilliant modular kitchen designs you will absolutely adore! appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Types of Modular Kitchen Designs Finest tips to keep your modular kitchen organized Redesign your Kitchen with a Modular Kitchen
  • 10 mistakes which you should never make while designing a modular kitchen

    interior.idea101@gmail.com
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Kitchens are supposed to be the coziest space in your household. A center for activity, this is where a family comes together to eat their meal, discuss their day and have laughs. On occasions when guests and close family friends come over, it is the kitchen that doubles up as the living room with people The post 10 mistakes which you should never make while designing a modular kitchen appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: Brilliant modular kitchen designs you will absolutely adore! Redesign your Kitchen with a Modular Kitchen Finest tips to keep your modular kitchen organized
  • 12 Refreshing and Modern Blue Dining Room Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    12 Aug 2015 | 2:02 am
    Most often, homeowners tend to avoid the blue color due to the misconception that this color reflects dark and melancholic ambiance. However, that is obviously a misconception since blue is a perfect color for creating an upbeat dining room with refreshing, cool and charming ambiance. Navy blue, turquoise, teal or pastel, all the shades of The post 12 Refreshing and Modern Blue Dining Room Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 10 Refreshing Blue Dining Room Interior Design Ideas 10 Soothing and Chic Blue Nursery Design Ideas 7 Stylish Dining Room Design Ideas to…
  • 7 Stylish Dining Room Design Ideas to Inspire

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:02 am
    The dining room is the place where you should relaxed and eat your meal with your friends or family. The appearance and the design of the dining room can surely decide and determine the ambiance that is going to prevail in the interior. In order to inspire you and provide you with some cool ideas The post 7 Stylish Dining Room Design Ideas to Inspire appeared first on Interioridea.net. Related posts: 12 Refreshing and Modern Blue Dining Room Design Ideas 8 Farmhouse Themed Dining Room Design Ideas 10 Ikea Dining Room Design Ideas for 2015
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  • Tips to Purchase a House with Good Feng Shui

    interiordesignet
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    Your surroundings may have an enormous impact on your daily life – to the idea of inside your personal pleasure, your prosperity, also the opportunities which come to you in your daily life — thus making the selection of home an essential one. Because the majority of the important occasions inside our lives occur inside our houses, the home itself becomes a lot more than simply four wall space where we consume and sleep. That is why careful consideration is necesary if you are considering purchasing another home. Just what exactly do you search for if you are considering investing in a…
  • Tips How To Arrange Living Room That Avoid Traffic and Keep the Beauty

    interiordesignet
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    There are some tips how to arrange living room which will indeed help you to avoid traffic and as well as keep the beauty of your living room. These tips organizing living room may help you to create a living room which is ideally arranged with best way to place the living room furniture and furnishings. First tip is you should think about size. In order to avoid the living room feels too crowded or too empty, draw a fixed layout for the design.   ‘ Then, tips how to arrange living room focus on the space. When you purposely want to have a spacious and open living room style, then…
  • Important Things to Consider from Traditional Living Room Designs

    interiordesignet
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    There are some important things to consider carefully when you want to apply traditional living room designs in your homes. These things determine the result and overall nuance of the living rooms. First is the furniture. Of course that traditional living room design ideas will go with the heavily ornamented living room furniture set which create real elegant and formal look. The furniture pieces and furnishings come with the real craftsmanship that shows quality. Then, next thing to consider from traditional living room designs is the material. Of course in traditional living room, wood…
  • Backyard Landscape Design Ideas That Soothe the Atmosphere

    interiordesignet
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
    You always want to soothe yourself while you are in your backyard and for that, there are backyard landscape design ideas which are perfect to achieve that soothing atmosphere. First is the simple design with subtle terracing. This is one of backyard landscaping ideas which involve various textures on the terraces which give kind of exciting level. The simple bare brick walls which resemble castle like walls give more privacy and enclosure for this backyard. Then, backyard landscape design ideas that which come with wonderfully tiered terraces can be great idea to try. When you want to make…
  • Modern Swimming Pool Design Ideas

    interiordesignet
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Swimming pool is one of the house facilities that you can have in your house. You could choose indoor or outdoor swimming pool based on your house design. The trends of the swimming pool in this year are modern concept. Modern Swimming Pool Design Ideas vary based on the shape design and the material used in the pool. Modern Swimming Pool Design Ideas are provided in many architecture websites and home decoration magazine. You can choose the design based on what you like. Your Modern swimming pool will look wonderful if you combine some material in the design. You could combine some natural…
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  • Kichler Everly, Houzz Superstar

    Emma Harger
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:06 pm
    I like to help people seeking lighting advice on Houzz, whether it’s as broad as getting tips for proper hanging height or as specific as requests to identify a certain fixture. I’ve been at it so long that I can now see patterns forming, most notably the popularity of one specific pendant collection: the Kichler Everly. These versatile lights are available in three different finishes, a variety of sizes and a selection of shades that are mostly clear glass, though there are also mercury glass and tinted glass choices as well. What strikes me about Everly is that this great mix of…
  • Ceiling Fan Giveaway for National Ceiling Fan Day

    Emma Harger
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:57 am
    Here at Lights Online, we’ve decided to kick off September with something really exciting: a giveaway! Specifically, we’re giving away ceiling fans and promoting the upcoming third annual National Ceiling Fan Day, which is September 18. National Ceiling Fan Day is a way to raise awareness of how ceiling fans can help you save money on energy, whether by using them instead of or in tandem with an air conditioner. Here’s how to enter our ceiling fan giveaway. Take a picture of an ugly ceiling fan in your home. Pick out a Lights Online ceiling fan that you would want to…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – August 28

    Emma Harger
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    Earlier this week, I went to an event at AmericasMart about the history of lighting. It was truly fascinating! The class covered thousands of years–people have been creating light fixtures since at least 17,000 BC. I think I may need to write some content on this subject because it was very illuminating. (Pardon the pun.) Along with learning about the storied history of lighting, I also collected design inspirations just for you and I’d like to share them now. G3DP from Dezeen Ladies and gentlemen, we can now 3D print glass. Neri Oxman’s Mediated Matter group, based out of…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – August 21

    Emma Harger
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    This week at Lights Online, we showed you how to light a kitchen that has 2 separate islands. Also, we have something fun coming up next month to celebrate National Ceiling Fan Day. Stay tuned! Anyway, since it’s Friday, it’s time to look at 10 awesome design inspirations! Cat walkway house from Dezeen A young couple in East London wanted to improve their home–they effectively weren’t using their ground floor at all because of a bad layout and one room that was not even insulated! They also wanted to consider the two feline occupants of the household and their needs.
  • Lighting Kitchens with 2 Islands

    Emma Harger
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    If you have a kitchen with 2 islands, are currently building one or will soon be moving into a house with one, you might be wondering about some ways to light it properly. The good news is that there are many great-looking and stylish ways to make your kitchen look incredible. Check out some ideas for lighting kitchens with 2 islands and read up on more tips for kitchen lighting at the end, too! Traditional Kitchen by Seattle General Contractors RGN Construction These islands have different uses and, fittingly, they have different lights that nonetheless look very similar. I’d even…
 
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  • Picture This: Custom Printed Mats

    Sandy Henderson
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Custom Printed Mats   If a picture paints a thousand words, imagine how many words a custom printed floor mat can […] The post Picture This: Custom Printed Mats appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Custom Logo Mats – Put Your Brand Where Your Feet Are

    Sandy Henderson
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:20 am
    We’ve all heard the phrase, “Put your money where your mouth is,” but with custom logo mats entrepreneurs have a […] The post Custom Logo Mats – Put Your Brand Where Your Feet Are appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Make an Impression with an Outdoor Logo Rug

    Sandy Henderson
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    One great place to display your logo is in your outdoor space. An outdoor logo rug is a creative way […] The post Make an Impression with an Outdoor Logo Rug appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Create His Dream Man Cave With This One Simple Trick: A Man Cave Rug

    Sandy Henderson
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Are you turning your basement, shed, or spare room into a man cave? Here at Rug Rats, we create handmade, […] The post Create His Dream Man Cave With This One Simple Trick: A Man Cave Rug appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Prestige Mills Pueblo Sisal – The Little Black Dress of Sisal!

    Sandy Henderson
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
     Prestige Mills Pueblo SisalIt’s everywhere! Just pick up a decorating magazine Stark Carpet calls is Natura, but it is the […] The post Prestige Mills Pueblo Sisal – The Little Black Dress of Sisal! appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • Top Selling Granite Transformations Glass Mosaic Tile Colors Revealed

    caitlink
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    I’m sure you’re excited to find out what the top-selling mosaic tile colors are from Granite Transformations – see below. The top-selling Granite Transformations glass mosaic tile colors are:   #1. 160       #2. 161       #3. 238       #4. 152       #5. 270       #6. Liberty Onyx       #7. Metropolis Opal       #8. Metropolis Buxy       #9. Metropolis Bronzite     Planning a remodel soon? Check out our broad range of glass mosaic tile products for you to…
  • The Results Are In from the Fourth Annual “Houzz & Home 2015 Survey”

    caitlink
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    If home renovations are on your radar in the near future, we thought you would enjoy hearing about the latest findings of the fourth annual Houzz & Home 2015 Survey, specifically the Houzz Renovation Considerations Index. Over 260,000 homeowners and renters around the world shared their views on renovation projects they worked on in 2014 and their plans for 2015. The index tracks the level of importance that homeowners assign to eight commonly cited renovation considerations, including: design, functionality, resale value, energy efficiency, costs, health, sustainable materials and smart…
  • What Kitchens Might Look Like in 10 Years

    caitlink
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
    When we think of food, feelings of comfort or joyful gatherings with family and friends typically come to mind. We’ve grown accustomed to our modern kitchens and how we cook, prepare and store our food. Well – hold on to your seat as we show you how IKEA sees kitchens of the future. You will be intrigued. In collaboration with IDEO (an international design and consulting firm), along with design students from Sweden and the Netherlands, an 18-month long study resulted in Concept Kitchen 2025 – an exhibition at IKEA Temporary in Milan, Italy. The exhibition is a look into the future of…
  • Highlights from Vern Yip’s Presentation at the 2015 Granite Transformations Convention

    caitlink
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Granite Transformations holds an annual franchise convention that is used as a platform for the franchise network to discuss new ideas and trends in the home remodeling industry, share strategies, network and celebrate success. At every convention, there is typically a keynote speaker, and at this year’s convention, it was celebrity designer Vern Yip. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the key design trends that he predicts for the very near future. Vern Yip was the star of TLC’s Trading Spaces, NBC’s Home Intervention, and more recently, he starred in his own HGTV…
  • Top Selling Granite Transformations Countertop Colors

    caitlink
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m sure you’re excited to find out what the real top-selling countertop colors from Granite Transformations – see below! Enjoy! Drum roll please, and the top-selling colors are:   #1. Perla Di Modena – Granite         #2. Royal Ivory – Recycled Glass         #3. Terra Di Siena – Granite         #4. Terra Ombra – Granite         #5. Bianco Modena – Granite         #6. Gardena – Granite         #7. White Star – Recycled Glass       #8.
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • The Secret to Designing a Modern Bathroom: Barnlight Originals’ Guest Post on Steam Showers Inc.

    Alexandra C.
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Read and discover “The Secret to Designing a Modern Bathroom” our guest post on Steam Showers Inc.’s blog. The post The Secret to Designing a Modern Bathroom: Barnlight Originals’ Guest Post on Steam Showers Inc. appeared first on Barnlight Originals Blog.
  • 4 Important Things To Remember When Choosing Your Kitchen Lighting and Range Hood: Barnlight Originals’ Guest Post on Range Hood Inc.

    Alexandra C.
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Have you read our guest post on Range Hood Inc.’s blog? If not, take a look to learn “4 Important Things To Remember When Choosing Your Kitchen Lighting and Range Hood.” The post 4 Important Things To Remember When Choosing Your Kitchen Lighting and Range Hood: Barnlight Originals’ Guest Post on Range Hood Inc. appeared first on Barnlight Originals Blog.
  • Guest Blog Post: Bathroom Lighting Trends

    BarnLight Originals
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Today we get to have Steam Showers Inc. take the floor! We are so happy to have had them author our next guest blog post. Be sure to check out their awesome steam showers and other bathroom products via their link at the end of the post.   While remodeling your bathroom this summer, you’ll be busy browsing for toilets, showers, bathtubs, tile, vanities and more. However, don’t forget how integral and impactful lighting can be on bathroom design. Once you have your bathroom products and colors chosen, it’s just as important to pick the right lighting for your new bathroom remodel.
  • Product Spotlight: Industrial, Vintage, & Barn Chandeliers

    Alexandra C.
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Our product spotlight today is on our barn light chandelier collection. We offer three main categories of chandeliers: barn chandeliers, industrial chandeliers, and vintage chandeliers. Each of these categories has a unique aesthetic, but all of them have a warehouse/old-west charm to them. Barn Chandeliers We offer a variety of barn chandeliers: from the Yuma Moonshiner to the Frontier. Most of our chandelier barn market collection is outlined below. The Yuma Moonshiner Chandelier The Yuma Moonshiner Chandelier profiles a rustic style, perfect for spaces in need of a touch of country. The…
  • Guest Blog Post: Tips for Matching Kitchen Range Hoods and Kitchen Lighting

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

    Kimberly Edwards
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:38 am
    “Gorgeous Says It All Here! Spectacular Layered Shades Of Blues & Greens, Make This Piece A Stunning Centerpiece! Fabulous For Displaying All Your Collectables” “My Favorite Tip For Your Bedroom, Is To Focus On Your Night Stand! Give It The Attention It Deserves, As Shown Here! This Has All The Ingredients For A Well Decorated Bedside Table!” “The Right Choice Of Wallpaper Can Be Simply Divine, As You Can See Here, With This Rich Mix Of Aqua & Gold Patterned Paper. The Creamy French Inspired Furnitire And Aqua Blue Seat On The Chair Is Contrasted…
  • “Create Yourself A Gallery Wall”

    Kimberly Edwards
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:48 am
    “Mix It Up! Let Your Gallery Wall Show Off Several Types Of Collections, Combine The Vintage With The New” “Love The Drama Here! The Bold Paint Color Really Makes The Artwork Pop! Mirrors Are Excellent Choices For Gallery Walls Because They Reflect Light And Add Demension To A Space” “Stairways & Hallways Are Great Spots For Getting Creative With A Gallery Wall, This Is So Powerful By Using The Same Color Frame Throughout The Collection” “Love This Grouping Over This Desk! Gallery Walls Are Solutions For Where A Space Needs A Focal Point Or More…
  • “Rustic Chic Repurposed Furniture”

    Kimberly Edwards
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:20 am
    “Finding Beauty In Unexpected Pieces, Is Very Satisfying! I Found Myself Very Attracted To This Piece, Love The Pale Blue Contrasted Against The Unfinished Wood” “This Is The Perfect Way To Mix Rustic & Modern Together And Make It All Work! Love The Soft Pastels!” “Zinc Bin Looking Right At Home As Country Kitchen Storage, Loving This Practical & Chic Look!” “Vintage Suitcases Stacked For Night Table Loveliness! Such A Great Idea, That Is Useful & Pretty!” “Ingenious Idea, Repurposing A Crib As Seating For A Hanging Porch…
  • “Entry Halls That Say Welcome Home!”

    Kimberly Edwards
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    “We Should All Be So Lucky To Have This Kind Of Luxury Welcome Us Home! Timeless Beauty With All The Required Necessities, So Inviting!” “Your Entry Way Should Make A Statement, It Should Be A Reflection Of Your Lifestyle. This Is Your Opportunity To Make An Impression!” “Entry Halls Are Great Places To Create Gallery Walls, For Pops Of Color And To Personalize and Add Interest To The Space” “This Speaks To The Artist In Me And Feeds My Love For Shabby Chic Meets Repurposing. Love All The Soft Faded Colors!” “Fresh & Clean Looking…
  • “Creative Summertime Centerpieces”

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

    Shruti Verma
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:24 am
    Stripes are classic and stylish ways of adding pattern to your home’s interior design. Stripes work well in contemporary and minimalist styles of interior design. Adding stripes to your home décor is easy as they can be incorporated in everything from cushion covers and upholstery to carpeting and wall finishes. Horizontal or vertical, bold or subtle, wide or thin; these are some of the choices interior designers face when working with stripes. Stripes can alter the perception of a space. Using horizontal stripes especially those in two tones of the same colour will make a space…
  • Design Competition: Chandigarh Unbuilt

    Shruti Verma
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    There probably isn’t an architect in India who hasn’t heard of Le Corbusier, the architect of Chandigarh. Along with planning the city of Chandigarh, Corbusier also designed a number of buildings in the city. Prominent among them are the high court, the legislative assembly, the secretariat building, and the Open Hand monument all of which are part of the Capitol Complex. The Capitol Complex has been included in the list of sites to be considered for the world heritage status for the year 2016. Image courtesy: wikipedia The design of the Capitol Complex was the jewel in the…
  • Top 5 Bathroom Design DIY Projects

    Shruti Verma
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    It’s the weekend and that makes it time for an interior design DIY project. We’ve been talking a lot about bathrooms these last few days so how about sprucing up your bathroom design? Storage is a focal point for every interior designer in India when it comes to bathroom design. Easy ways of creating storage in a bathroom are by installing rods, shelves etc behind doors or above them and hanging baskets on the wall to store towels, soaps and other such bathroom necessities. Here are a few DIY projects that look at enhancing your bathroom design.   Frosted Glass Image…
  • 14 Design Tips for Budget-Friendly Luxurious Bathroom Design

    Shruti Verma
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Sometimes the best part about staying in a five star hotel are its bathrooms. Roomy and luxurious, they pamper the senses and are designed to revive a tired spirit. Good bathroom design is what makes this possible. Here are a few design tips to make your bathroom feel more indulgent.    1. Drapes While picking out curtains to match your living room design don’t forget to pick up some bathroom curtains as well. You could choose to drape it like a normal curtain or even permanently gather it. Choose light fabrics that will not retain moisture and use beads or crystals to trim…
  • Designing your home interiors: Minimalism in Interior Design

    Shruti Verma
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The beauty of minimalist interior design lies in its simplicity. Minimalism can be defined as design which has been rid of all frills and contains only the absolute essential elements. Minimalism isn’t restricted only to interior design and architecture but also can be seen in art and music. Infact, minimalism in the arts began in the 1960s and was first used in the early 20th century to describe a painting done in 1913 by the Russian painter Kasimir Malevich. “Less is more” is the founding principle of minimalist interior design. The idea here is not to completely shun…
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  • Investing in your Furniture – A Before and After

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:21 pm
    One of the qualities that makes Catherine & McClure Interiors a unique interior design company is that we have much of our furniture custom made in North Carolina.  We often find that potential clients get nervous when they hear custom because they immediately think it’s going to be much more expensive than buying from a store.  Of course, this really depends on where you buy from.  It may well be the case but what we try to explain to clients is that you are making an investment in high quality pieces that you will have for a very long time and can be re-upholstered to look like…
  • Before and After Design in Newton, MA

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Most often, an initial meeting with a perspective client is just that. A meeting to introduce ourselves, explain our services, fee structure, to give them an idea of our design aesthetic, and mainly to see if it’s a good fit for them and for us. Occasionally though, we have an initial meeting where everything aligns, the creativity is flowing and the project has begun! That was the case with our client in Newton. The home has a very long living room connected to the dining room. The owners of the home were at a loss as to the right furniture layout for this room. An artist herself, our…
  • What Exactly is “Transitional” Style?

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Often times when Catherine and I are asked what type of decorating we do or what our design style is, we use the term “transitional.”  Transitional is best described as a blend of traditional and contemporary styles; it is clean, fresh and uncomplicated.  It is where feminine and masculine, straight lines and curves, sophistication and comfort co-exist effortlessly. Transitional Style Interior Design When it comes to the way we execute transitional style, we tend to do it in layers.  We start with a neutral, somewhat monochromatic pallet of fabrics and paint.  Subtle patterns…
  • Collaboration Success – Interior Design in Weston

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    28 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    Catherine and I have been working on a decorating project in Weston for the past two years and it is nearly complete.  It is a bittersweet feeling to finish a project that we have been working on for so long.  It is obviously very gratifying when we are done with the interior decor of a home and the client is beyond happy with the result, as this client is.  However, in this particular case, it is especially difficult to end this project since it has allowed us to be so creative (and girlie;-). Through much of this process, we had to think outside the box.  The design aesthetic of…
  • Balance in Interior Design: Playful and Chic

    catherineandmcclureinteriors
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Zebras Wall-covering by Scalamandre Catherine and I have always loved the Zebra wall-covering by Scalamandre.  We’ve always said that when I had a home of my own to decorate, a great place to use it would be in the kid’s bathroom.  So, when my husband and I purchased a home in the seaside town of Swampscott on Boston’s North Shore a year ago, it was our first interior design decision.  With the black and white tile floor already in place, it was the perfect setting for this bold, whimsical wall-paper.  Any of the colorways would have worked but I chose the black, white,…
 
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    Interiors by Jacquin

  • Lost Art of the Dinner Party

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:31 pm
    When it comes to being social, it seems that people are steering more toward getting together outside of the home rather than hosting great friends and family inside of the home.  Well today my friend, we encourage you to bring back the dinner party!  Why take the time to beautify and decorate your home, only for no one to see it?  Welcome your friends into your home for a night of fun, food, and
  • Amara Blog Awards + "Shabby-Chic" with Chairish co.

    31 Aug 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Hi everyone!  It's so nice to be chatting with you again today!  I have a tiny favor to ask you that will make a huge difference for me.  I'm nominated for an Amara Blog Award and I would be very grateful for your vote.  It's so easy too.  Pop over and vote now!  Just click here.  I truly appreciate it.  Thank you!!  Now back to your regularly scheduled post.  :-) Chairish co. Shabby-Chic
  • Globetrotting in Style: Spain

    29 Aug 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Hey there! I’m Morgan Lillian, fashion blogger and founder of the Morgan Lillian blog.  This Summer I had the pleasure of traveling all around Spain eating, drinking, and experiencing the unforgettable culture, and by that, I mean having the best time of my life.  Spain is really something else, and I am so excited to share my top places and spaces that are a must visit WHEN IN Rome SPAIN.
  • Tips for Purchasing Appliances + a Home Tour!

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:16 pm
    I've had the pleasure of meeting many new people since blogging and Khristine Holterman of Revuu is one of these great people!  Khristine's website Revuu empowers consumers of high end home products & appliances to access reviews of these products from other home owners, designers and contractors in order to make informed decisions about products they will likely use every day.  We all value the
  • DIY Decor Round-up!

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:58 pm
    This DIY Decor Round-up is packed with unique projects to beautify your home!  I'd love to hear which one of these would you'd like to give a try?  I'm really loving the Copper & Wood Hanging Light (#1) and the Straw Hat Wall Clock (#8), but honestly they all look worth a try.  Nothing like a little do-it-yourself "eye candy" to get you inspired! 1. Copper & Wood
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    Raising The Unknown

  • Tips for Making It Work for Expat Parents Moving to Singapore

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    As with any move, relocating for whatever reason – a job assignment or a more conducive environment for raising kids – is a difficult decision to make. It demands great consideration and flexibility from all the family members especially for the little ones. Children thrive on routine and everything familiar, so a sudden change in their daily schedule can impose a great deal of grief. Getting accustomed to a new routine might take longer for parents, having to prepare and adjust themselves as well as their kids for the big move.Fortunately, Singapore has a relatively large community for…
  • Companies Giving Away More Than Pens and Mugs for Corporate Gifts

    11 Aug 2015 | 12:25 am
    It is certainly not easy to choose unique corporate gifts that will be appreciated by everyone. However, giving the right gifts to employees and clients can establish an emotional bond with the company that will reap benefits in the future, rather than handing out cold cash that could fly away in seconds. Find out what these companies gave as corporate gifts to celebrate and thank the creativity and passion of their employees!BuzzfeedBuzzfeed is popularly known for its engaging content—mostly lists and quizzes that are humorous, compelling, and intriguing at the same time, targeted towards…
  • Avoid These Gift Giving Blunders When Travelling to Different Countries

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:22 am
    Oftentimes, we can’t help but give gifts to our friends, colleagues, hosts, or clients when visiting them in another country as a warm gesture; but we must be aware that it is much more complex than it seems. Singapore corporate gifts could range from cash, to gadgets, to old school mugs and pens. However, in other countries, each of these little things might create a positive or negative connotation, and you surely want to be careful to create the most positive impression. Finding the best corporate gifts supplier who understands culture is a challenge, but if done right, can create a…
  • Quick Points To Consider When Choosing A Family Holiday Destination

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Holidays are here again. Classes are almost out and your kids will be at the house all-day for weeks and what better way to spend it with them but to go on a vacation trip with the whole family. Problem is you can’t decide on where to go. Here are some points to decide on that holiday destination. First thing to consider is “What do you guys want to do?” Do you want to go on shopping galore travel? How about trips to the sandy beaches or how about visits to some theme parks or zoos? These are essential questions for parents planning to get a family holiday package. Consider the…
  • Are You Mobile Ready? 7 Reasons Singapore Businesses Should Be. Pun intended.

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

  • The Definitive Guide to Home Staging and Maximizing Your Profit

    Danny Sattar
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:57 pm
    If you had the chance to make thousands of dollars and reduce your stress level at the same time, wouldn't you jump at it? That's exactly what staging your home for sale can do for you. According to the Christian Science Monitor, staging can increase the selling price of your home anywhere from 7-20%. Many real estate agents recommend staging and there are now certified home stagers to help you earn top dollar on your house sale. The professionals can either be hired for consultation or to do the work for you. But if the idea is to save money, why not do the work yourself? The key to…
  • Retro Modern Vintage Decor: Designer Furniture by Arne Jacobsen

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

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

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

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

  • Why Face and Body Scrubs Are The Best Thing Since Soap

    Eric Pangburn
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
      The Amazing Benefits of Using a Face and Body Scrub There was a time not so long ago when the typical skin care routine for most men involved little more than a quick splash of water… soap optional.  Most men just didn’t seem to give a lot of thought or put a lot of effort into their skin care, but that is no longer the case. The modern 21st century male knows fully well how important skin care is, particularly with regard to their hygiene. Women may already know about face and body scrubs but they might not know the best types or how to properly use them! Even if you already have…
  • A Lamborghini for Under $4,000?!

    Eric Pangburn
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Source A Lamborghini for under 4,000 dollars? That sounds like something you only find in dreams! Well here’s a thought to kill the rest of your day: close but no cigar. You see, a company called CARKITINC has created a kit to apply over a regular car to make it look like one of the strongest super cars on the market (from the outside at least). Jackie Johnson, the creator of this modification, was apparently inspired when first noticing the price of a stock Lamborghini. That’s where the body mod comes in. With needed adjustments to the face of the car you want to alter, but…
  • Engineer builds futuristic man cave- and it’s astounding!

    Eric Pangburn
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
      His name is Jono Williams, and he sees the world a bit differently to everyone else. While he is a trained plastics engineer and graphic designer, he has over the past few years put his mind to architecture, building and painting instead! Williams, who is centered in the northern part of New Zealand, has built what has been dubbed the “Skysphere” and it is the stuff sci-fi movies are made of. The Skysphere is a high tech and futuristic tree house, and is surrounded by nature in an ironic statement.     The Skysphere includes plenty of high-tech goods to get any guy…
  • Have a vacation at home with these interior design ideas

    Ibropalic
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Home Decor and Interior Design Ideas any Guy will brag about   Modern architecture, interior design and just plain genius, this list is enough to get you ripping into your nearest man cave emporium! These amazing ideas have gone viral on the internet, and now you can use them as inspiration in your own home. One thing is for sure, if our homes looked anything like this, we would never want to go on vacation. Why would you? Your own home is now the better heaven!    Best Home Decorating and Design Ideas 2015  Outsides now indoors?    Having the sand between your toes. Source…
  • Mid Century Modern Interior Design 101

    Eric Pangburn
    10 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    The New Trend of Mid-century Modern Interior Design   If you’ve been following the developments in interior design and decoration for a while, you may have noticed the growing popularity of mid century furniture. It is easy enough to notice the shift towards more traditional furniture of decades past; you only have to see a couple of TV shows or leaf through a few interior decorating magazines to realize that mid century furniture is coming back in a big way. Furthermore, a search of the product lines of practically any online furniture retailer’s site will likely call up several…
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    Ultimate Home Ideas » Ultimate Home Ideas

  • 51 Stylish Platform Bed Designs And Ideas

    Shahana
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Platform bed designs shown below have been specially selected for our sweet readers who are always thinking of innovative means and ways to enhance the look of their bedrooms. But, what is a platform bed, you may ask? Well, such a bed is not your usual kind that makes use of a frame made of [...] The post 51 Stylish Platform Bed Designs And Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 51 Awesome Living Room Centerpiece Ideas

    Shahana
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Wouldn’t you want your living room to look glamorous by focusing your guest’s attention towards some attractive focal point at the center? By center, we mean the coffee or console table that is placed right in the middle of a seating and hogs all the limelight when people come calling over. Today, we are presenting [...] The post 51 Awesome Living Room Centerpiece Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 20 Inspirational Tips For Maximizing Space In Small Bathrooms

    Shahana
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Small bathrooms need not necessarily look cluttered up and boring when you follow these amazing 20 tips that will help you maximize space in your small bathing chamber. With simple tips or ideas presented below, we are sure that you will save ample space in your bath area and lend it a bigger look, a [...] The post 20 Inspirational Tips For Maximizing Space In Small Bathrooms appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Creative Sports Bedroom Ideas For Boys

    Shahana
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Do you have boys in your family and are deciding on what would feature in their bedroom? If so, here’s presenting before you the top 50 sports bedroom ideas for boys that will offer you a large gamut of choices and make your life simple! Unlike girls, where we can portray and display a number [...] The post 50 Creative Sports Bedroom Ideas For Boys appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 55 Cool Entertainment Wall Units For Bedroom

    Shahana
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Are your bedrooms in dire need of smart and cool entertainment wall units? If you think you must make amends to the way your TV wall units look, I am pretty sure you have come to the right place! A TV wall unit is so much more than just a plain looking stand where you [...] The post 55 Cool Entertainment Wall Units For Bedroom appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
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    ProFlowers Blog

  • Birthday Flowers by Month

    admin
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    You know the birthstone, but do you know their birth flower? This Birthday Flowers by Month Guide will steer you towards a personalized pick for your loved ones.The post Birthday Flowers by Month appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • The Best Plants for Improving Air Quality

    Erica Daniels
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    The air you breathe indoors may not be as healthy as you think. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, organic chemicals commonly found in your … Read MoreThe post The Best Plants for Improving Air Quality appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Computer Love: 3 Romantic Wallpapers to Download

    ProFlowers
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:44 am
    Be inspired to love boldly, every day, with one of these gorgeous red-rose wallpapers.The post Computer Love: 3 Romantic Wallpapers to Download appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • The 30 Day Relationship Challenge

    ProFlowers
    5 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    When in a relationship, it’s only natural that you experience some bumps in the road. Maybe you’ve hit the end of your “honeymoon phase.” Maybe … Read MoreThe post The 30 Day Relationship Challenge appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Summer Love: 10 Ways to Love Boldly

    ProFlowers
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    We know a thing or two about romance, and we’re letting you in on a little secret: all she wants, from you, is to be … Read MoreThe post Summer Love: 10 Ways to Love Boldly appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
 
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    Boogie's Boutique

  • La Belle Boudoir

    Boogie's Boutique
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:37 pm
    It’’s the place where your day begins and ends. A place that can serve as your personal retreat, where you can escape and unwind from a busy day. However, surprisingly, the bedroom frequently falls near the bottom of most people’s home decorating list. It’’s time to think again about creating that tranquil refuge that does not have to include an expensive redesign and can be done on your budget. Image Source: Juliettes Interiors Subtle factors can be utilized in designing a peaceful and relaxing room that could include an elaborate vintage armchair or a couch to collapse…
  • Be Bold. Be Brass.

    Boogie's Boutique
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Brass metal accents and bold pieces of furniture provides a dramatic visual effect in this duplex apartment located in the historical district of Paris. According to Freshome.com, this extraordinary home is the design creation of Ukrainian designer, Iryna Dzhemesiuk in collaboration with Vitaly Yurov. This space delivers an immense atmosphere of modern luxury and mystique. Some may see the color black in interior design as depressing or gothic, but they way the brass metal details accentuate this dominate and bold interior, just makes for a stunning, dramatic look! What do you think? Would…
  • Portrait Treasures from Another Time

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

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

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

  • 11 Ways to Introduce Feng Shui into Your Home

    21 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    With the summer holidays sadly drawing to a close, why not embrace the new season approaching and make a fresh start by introducing feng shui into your home? While it might sound more like your favourite takeaway dish, feng shui is actually an ancient Chinese system that teaches you how to improve your interior design. The main idea is that you can that create more balanced, relaxing and attractive living spaces by paying attention to the energy that is given off by each room. If you think it all sounds a bit complicated, we promise it isn’t! Read on for our eleven simple steps to…
  • Striped Sofas

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:40 am
    Can you remember stripes ever being out of fashion? Us neither! The humble stripe is a classic motif that’s loved by both the clothing world and the interior design industry, and we can’t see it ever falling out of favour. Investing in a striped sofa is a great way to provide interest to your living space. And if you were wondering just why you should choose a striped sofa, well, here are a few answers to that question!   4 reasons to choose a striped sofa   1. Striped sofas work in both traditional and modern spaces Because the stripe is such a classic design, it will look…
  • 10 Tips for Decorating a Rental Home

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    These days, with house prices remaining pretty high, many of us are choosing rental accommodation over owning our own house. According to the Office for National Statistics, there were 8.3 million homes being rented in England and Wales in 2011 – that’s roughly a third of the households available in those areas. But when your home isn’t actually your own, is there really anything you can do to decorate it? Well, yes, actually. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite tips that we’ve gleaned during our time in rented homes – ready to get decorating?   1. Add free standing…
  • 7 Things Every Home Should Have

    21 Jul 2015 | 2:07 am
    Does your home feel like it’s missing something? You’ve followed all of the interior design rules, but there still seems to be something out of place that you can’t quite put your finger on? Read on, dear friends, because it may be in this list. And if your home is already awesome, read on anyway, as you might be able to make it even more awesome. And who doesn’t want that? Of course, all you really need in your house are basics like a functioning bathroom, a microwave and a bed. But for your house to feel like a home, there are a few staples that you should make a point of including.
  • How to Decorate a Room from Scratch - Decorate a Room around a Sofa

    10 Jul 2015 | 4:03 am
    What’s your favourite style of sofa? Whether you’re in love with the Chesterfield, or you only have eyes for the most modern of designs, the sofa you choose is bound to have a large impact on the décor of your living room. So why not just decorate around it? By looking closely at your sofa, and asking yourself a few questions, you’ll be able to derive plenty of inspiration to decorate a room from scratch. Here are our top tips on how to get started! 1. Choose your sofa wisely Rio 2 Seater Sofa from SofaSofa If you’re going to use a sofa as the starting point for your décor, it’s…
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    Odds & End Tables

  • Furniture Shopping By the Ages

    City Furniture
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:15 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]So as the not-so-old proverb goes, we all need furniture, but not everyone has the same furniture needs. Whether you’re furnishing your first apartment or you’ve just sent the kids off to college, City Furniture has the most important items on your shopping list.[/dropcap]
  • Humans of City Furniture: Amber

    City Furniture
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Meet Amber Patrick: City Furniture photographer, former Beijing coffee shop owner, and current human trafficking activist.
  • Celeb Look for Less: Vince Camuto

    City Furniture
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]We’re paying tribute to the late and great Vince Camuto with a City Furniture Look for Less. Known for taking clean styles to luxe levels of chic, the famed designer’s signature look was evident throughout his beach-inspired home.[/dropcap]
  • Behold the Woman Shed

    City Furniture
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]As avid supporters of gender equality, we think it’s only fair that for every Florida home with a man cave, there should be a woman shed following suit.[/dropcap]
  • Game Day Sofa Guide

    City Furniture
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:24 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]The Dolphins took on the Bears last night in their first preseason game, which can only mean two things—football season is officially back, and we need the perfect sofa to spend any given Sunday rooting for our favorite teams.[/dropcap]
 
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    The France & Søn blog

  • Seasonal Transitions Done Right!

    Brian Carroll
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    We all have that desire of switching our décor around when seasons change but sometimes have a hard time doing a tasteful and soft transition. Each season has it’s different core colors that should be experimented with all year long. Don’t Be Afraid To Add A Little More Color! A nice pop of bright color added to your standard display can really make all the difference!  Take Advantage Of Two Seasons At One Time! Now, some people think that you have to do your switch over all at one time and that’s just not true! Slipping some small seasonal elements into each different room is a…
  • We’re Going Glamping!

    Darshana
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:45 am
    Glamping (or glamourous-camping) is so in right now! Though some people enjoy being away from their homes and being one with nature, it’s not for everyone. From luxury blow up mattresses to tents as big as houses, you can enjoy the comfort of living at home even in the middle of nowhere. Here are some essentials for you to bring on your next glamping adventure! Let There Be Light Don’t be afraid to bring lots of candles, lanterns, lights, what have you, they will provide a more cozy atmosphere for you and the company you’re with as well as add a bit of charm to your…
  • Decorating With Nature

    Ilana Hope
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:11 pm
    It’s easy to turn any home into a beautiful, enchanted garden – with the right guide that is. Natural plants and materials can be tricky to decorate with, but here are a few tips to help you achieve your romantic flowering home with ease! Achieve a multi-leveled design by placing some smaller plants on shelves and larger ones on the floor, this will add dimension and excitement to your room as well as add an over-grown and lived in-feel. Having live plants surrounding you won’t only help you breathe better, it will create a super boho chic environment for you and your…
  • Creating Space In A Small Room

    Darshana
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    Designing a small room can be incredibly frustrating. While you may have the perfect vision in your head about what you want, you may not even be able to fit everything into your room. It’s easy for small spaces to become cluttered and overwhelming, so we have some tips for you for creating space in a small room! Floor To Ceiling Curtains Floor to ceiling curtains are the perfect way to add height to a small room. They allow your eyes to travel upwards, making you feel like you are in a larger room.  Large Mirrors Large mirrors are perfect for small spaces. Not only do they reflect…
  • Retrofuturism: The Future of The Past

    Darshana
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Retrofuturism reflects the vision of the future from the 60s & 70s, as would be imagined by our grandparents & great-grandparents. It was a time where things like space travel and new technologies were making history, and they paved the way for highly imaginative visions, for the future and what they’d expect. No one knew what was in store for the future, but they had a few ideas.  Circles & Curves Parting ways from the tightly structured and detail oriented style of furniture from the 30s & 40s, retrofuturism heavily relies on curved & sleek designs, as well as…
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    The Diva's Home

  • Take Advantage of Feng Shui and Arrange Your Work Desk for Prosperity!

    mydivabydesign
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:33 am
    Many people use Feng Shui when they feel uncomfortable in their environment. By arranging the objects in your surrounding environment, you can affect the flow of energy, or Chi. Your office is a good place to start. It’s where you make money, so the more positive the energy flow, the better! To find out more about how to set up your office furniture, read my post on the Command Position here. Today is all about your desk itself. Once you have placed your desk in the Command Position, you can also consult the Bagua map to figure out where to place what you need on your desk. Before you…
  • My Interior Designer Went to Goodwill and All I Got Was This Lamp!

    mydivabydesign
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:15 am
    Think you can’t find anything good at a thrift store? Think again. Of course you have to keep going back if you want to find anything worth rescuing. Like this lamp. Brass and burnished metal lighting fixtures are all the rage right now, and I’m no exception. Well, actually, I have always loved the look of metals with a patina. Especially a soft, glow or sheen instead of shiny. I got the idea to make my own from a visit to pick up some furniture I found on Craigslist. The house I went to was decorated by the lady who lived there and she really loved gold. It was everywhere! But my…
  • Stylish Interior Decorating Tips & a Mood Board

    mydivabydesign
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted anything. I went on a mini vacation and then I took another break to give my brain a rest. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with an idea that interests me enough to be able to write an entire post about. And that’s even though I tend to keep them short! Sometimes you just need to rest. I’ve been working on building up my inventory for Market Days which has filled my days and recently, an interior design group that I am part of on Facebook had a mood board contest. That was fun. I thought that I would share my entry with you here…
  • Do You Make These Decorating Mistakes?

    mydivabydesign
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Or… Top 10 Ways to Fail at Decorating Your Home Number 1:   Choose your paint color first. Ask your decorator, ask ANY decorator. Ask me. Why shouldn’t I pick a paint color first? I need to paint the room first! No. You do not. You need to choose your major pieces of furniture first. (See #3 before you do this) The colors of your furniture, fabrics, and art will make it much easier to choose a paint color for your room. And your colors don’t have to match exactly, they do have to “go” together. Number 2:   Choose your paint color at the paint store. Really?
  • Vintage Painted Furniture and Other Fun Stuff from Diva by Design

    mydivabydesign
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Whew! I am finally back from being out if town so I can now share with you the pics of my booth from my first Market Days in Harlingen, Texas. I like decorating homes using vintage and flea market finds. It adds so much personality and history to a home. You can find all kinds of things at Market Days. With only two weeks until the next one, I will be busy, busy, busy getting more furniture ready. Not so much fun now that the temperature is staying around 95° every day and my workspace isn’t air-conditioned! Here is the view from the front of my booth: The urns with the oyster…
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    Home Designator

  • Moreno Masey Architecture Studio / Clarendon Works

    advesign
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Located in Notting Hill, London and completed in 2012. This modern family home with 381 square meter was designed by Moreno Masey Architecture Studio. Moreno Masey Architecture Studio “A unique opportunity to restore an early Victorian Brick Works to create an extremely modern family home, blending crisp details with raw industrial materials. The design introduces a roof terrace, Crittall windows and a sculptural steel and timber staircase connecting the vertical levels. Wide, long Douglas Fir planks open up the principal living spaces on the first floor, set against brick, bronze and…
  • Ezequielfarca / Barrancas House

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    3 Sep 2015 | 6:25 am
    Located in Mexico City and completed in 2014. This 719 square meter residence was designed by Ezequielfarca Architecture & Design. Ezequielfarca “Restoration and renovation of a 1970’s home in Mexico City. The original home was unattractive; however, Farca saw that the quality of the architecture provided good spatial potential. Modernizing the space, the project team created moments of discovery throughout the home, and took advantage of the home’s views towards the neighboring woods. Floor to ceiling glass draws in natural light and frames the exterior view without…
  • Kochi Architect’s Studio / Kame House

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    3 Sep 2015 | 5:03 am
    Located in Niigata, Japan. This 135 square meter residence with unique and daring layout was designed by Kochi Architect’s Studio. This modern house looks normal on the outside, but when entered, a central hexagonal void forms the basis of the build, described as “an atrium” 12 rooms connect off this core. each room can be viewed from the other and without any doors makes this house a place where there is no privacy. Dynamic and complex interior makes the most of its interior space its unique and amazing geometric design. Photography by Takumi Ota.
  • Geometrium / LC Snigeri

    advesign
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:27 am
    Located in Moscow, Russia. This small apartment was designed perfectly by Geometrium. Geometrium “The project was implemented for a young girl. She bought an apartment in the Moscow suburbs. Our task was to make a modern and functional apartment to avoid complex agreement process . Make it comfortable and functional layout, to make it fully consistent way of life ordered it. In the kitchen area, we placed the island at will of owner. The idea was that the kitchen area was also living area. A place to chat with friends, discuss plans and drink coffee. The island is made so that you can…
  • Artis Design / Golden Green

    advesign
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:23 am
    Located in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This 540 square meters duplex was designed with comfort and functionality by Fabio Bouillet and Jorge Rodrigo. The owners wanted a fancy house and a place to hang out with friends and family. However, the big challenge was to make a total renovation of the house without breaking the wall. The architects used several different combinations of materials. In the living room, they harmonized the combination of lining walls with wood and mirrors. And the same thing is repeated in the wood lining the entrance hall. In movie theater room, used wall…
 
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  • Golden Hour

    Gabby
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:02 am
      I have a thing for metallic accents, in fashion and in decor.  I especially love pairing casual fabrics with a more glamorous style of gold or silver,  to really add contrast to a look. Today I am wearing this gold patterned DVF blouse and I combined it with causal ripped jeans and simple tan leather mules.  I love this super relaxed look that has now been elevated with some touches of gold glam. GOLD ACCENTS STYLE FASHION DVF JEANS SUMMER CASUAL    SHOP THIS POST: Top: DVF | Jeans: FRAME DENIM | Shoes: JCREW | Sunglasses: THE ROW The post Golden Hour appeared first on Flat…
  • Around London… Color Pops + Pattern Play

    Gabby
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
      This past weekend was beautiful in London. The sun was shining and the weather was warm.  This is actually a big deal as this season has been on the chilly (and rainy) side.  I really just relaxed and enjoyed the Chelsea neighborhood of London.  Even though the sun always makes things feel brighter, there was definitely a trend of the day, which was bold patterns and vivid hues.  Here is just a colorful glimpse of my weekend and also some major design inspo if you ask me.  Hope your weekend was as bright and happy as this one…wherever you might be! PATTERN COLOR LONDON…
  • Interior Haul: Tableware Edition

    Gabby
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:02 pm
      Happy Friday!  Today I am sharing an interior haul video with you all.  If you aren’t familiar with a “haul”, it is just a round-up of recent purchases that I have made that I think are worth sharing!  I am going to show you a few items that I bought for my table or kitchen.  They are bright and patterned!  If you like them, don’f forget to check out last week’s video HERE, where I use many of these pieces to create a colorful table setting or you can view all of my videos HERE.  Enjoy and I listed below where to find them! INTERIOR HAUL VIDEO…
  • Design Crush: Aelfie Oudghiri

    Gabby
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
      I am a huge fan of textile design and even more so of geometric style.  So you can imagine my excitement when I came across the Brooklyn textile designer Aelfie Oudghiri and her fresh and modern take on eclectic decor pieces.  Think tribal, graphic and bold.  I love several of her pieces and in particular her rug motifs, which tie in exactly with the current theme of geometric pattern crafted with natural styled fabrics.  I was also so inspired by her lofty showroom and colourful home that I wanted to share a few interior images that I saw featured in Lonny Magazine and of course…
  • Using Everyday Objects To Create Great Artwork

    Gabby
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:09 pm
      Hey guys!  Today on the blog I have another interior video!  This week I am sharing how I use everyday objects to source beautiful imagery and create great artwork for my home!  I am such a believer in using artwork within your space, it will transform a room and give it character and personality.  Although I try hard to invest in one special piece yearly, I still love to find inexpensive ways to display beautiful imagery and installations around my home.  This is a really helpful video showing some of my go-to sources for great pictures that are low in price and how I have used…
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  • Mosaic ideas for the garden

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    3 Sep 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Mosaics are an excellent  way to add more color to your garden, especially in winter months when plants don’t flowering.  Mosaics can be made almost of everything –  tiles, glass, buttons, mirrors, new or old, recycled materials. With making of the outdoor mosaic you give a unique look  and feel to your garden and is also a great way to personalize The garden. In mosaic can be transferred anything in the garden – paths, walls, flowerpots, water fountains etc. For your inspiration look mosaic ideas for the garden  that we found over the internet. Image credit Image credit Image…
  • Storage solutions for small bedroom

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    2 Sep 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Decorating small bedroom is a big challenge, especially design of storage space. See our smartest storage solutions for small bedroom. Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit The post Storage solutions for small bedroom appeared first on Little Piece Of Me.
  • Unused fireplace ideas

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Fireplace is designed to be a central focus of the room. But what to do with fireplace when heating season is finished, and in many homes, fireplace  non-functioning or simply is never used.  Solution is simple, use it as a storage space, create personal gallery, bookcase, create shelves, put a log in the fireplace etc. and It can be still the focus point of the room. We hope these 22 unused fireplace ideas will inspire you to create lovely place from your fireplace. Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image…
  • Using pallets in the garden

    admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
    By simply using pallets in the garden you can create coffee table and chairs, day bed ,kids playhouse, vertical gardens, garden path, flower planters, benches etc. In the post below we share different pallet design ideas you can use to improve your home and garden. Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit The post Using pallets in the garden appeared first on Little Piece Of…
  • TV wall designs

    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:16 pm
    There are more different ways how to mount your TV on the wall. And each method has its own specifics. You should pay attention TV to fits in interior design. We’ve found 19 TV wall designs over the internet for your inspiration. Check it out: Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit The post TV wall designs appeared first on Little Piece Of Me.
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  • Plan Your Way to the Perfect Day: Planners 101

    Alexa Mendoza
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:06 am
    When it comes to life, some people like to ‘wing it.’ But, I’m the kind of girl who loves planners and organizing. So, let’s plan it out!  Hello, friends! I know I write to you guys almost daily, but sometimes whenever I start writing a new blog post, I feel like I haven’t talked to you in ages! So since I’m in a certain state of “Where have you guys been?!?,” how about I update you on everything I’ve been up to! This summer I’ve been super busy with school, family, organizations, and MORE school. Did I mention I was busy with school? Yeah, this summer was pretty…
  • As the Chairs Turn: Let’s Level the Sitting Field

    Hailey Lutich
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:26 am
    Sitting is something we all do. So, let’s get down to it and take a look at my absolute favorite styles and types of chairs!  One of the most popular things we all look for while decorating a new home or redecorating a current one is chairs. If we’re going to be bottom line about it, we all sit. We sit at a desk, we sit at the dinner table, we sit in the car...there’s no running from it. Recently, I’ve grown very fond of new and improved chair options. If I have to have barstools, an office chair, seating at the table, and all the other good ol’ means of keeping us off our…
  • When Life Gives You Lemons: Lemon Uses You’ll Love

    Hailey Lutich
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:49 am
    Turns out lemons are good for more than just making lemonade! These tips for lemon uses must be tried! I’m not sure about all of you, but I have always been more of a salty person than a sweet one. Olives, pickles, pretzels are all things that beckon and call my name every day. I always cook with lemons and so I always have them on hand. Lemon gives veggies and chicken the taste they need! How my sodium levels aren’t through the roof is a mystery to me! Thank God that’s not the case. Anyway, because I always have them in the house and am all about lemons, I decided to look up other…
  • Baby Steps to Closet Organization

    Alexa Mendoza
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:29 am
    Not everyone is naturally Martha Stewart when it comes to home organization. We all have to start somewhere, so let’s start with beginner closet organization tips! I’ve realized that whenever I write a new blog post, I often make some random food or home decor confession. Today is no exception friends! Yet again, I have a confession to make. I’m secretly a closet junkie (gasp!). I know some of you out there may be slightly confused as to what a closet junkie is. Well, let me tell you. I, Alexa Mendoza, am quite an organized person. In fact, I often esteem myself on my organization and…
  • Cool Kitchen Islands: Everything You Could Want & More

    Hailey Lutich
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:59 am
    If these ideas could all be thrown into kitchen islands, you’d never leave! Chopping and mincing has never been so enticing. Not that I’m so good at it, but as anyone who has spent a little time cooking knows, having the kitchen island nearby is undoubtedly an added bonus. When there’s a lot going on (which there often is), a nice, big space to utilize is all you could ever want. There are many many ways to take all the storage components of an island in the kitchen to the next level. Aside from having the microwave sit in the end, an ice maker underneath, or a wine cooler off to the…
 
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  • Interior Design Ideas: Designing with Stripes

    Shruti Verma
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:24 am
    Stripes are classic and stylish ways of adding pattern to your home’s interior design. Stripes work well in contemporary and minimalist styles of interior design. Adding stripes to your home décor is easy as they can be incorporated in everything from cushion covers and upholstery to carpeting and wall finishes. Horizontal or vertical, bold or subtle, wide or thin; these are some of the choices interior designers face when working with stripes. Stripes can alter the perception of a space. Using horizontal stripes especially those in two tones of the same colour will make a space…
  • Design Competition: Chandigarh Unbuilt

    Shruti Verma
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    There probably isn’t an architect in India who hasn’t heard of Le Corbusier, the architect of Chandigarh. Along with planning the city of Chandigarh, Corbusier also designed a number of buildings in the city. Prominent among them are the high court, the legislative assembly, the secretariat building, and the Open Hand monument all of which are part of the Capitol Complex. The Capitol Complex has been included in the list of sites to be considered for the world heritage status for the year 2016. Image courtesy: wikipedia The design of the Capitol Complex was the jewel in the…
  • Top 5 Bathroom Design DIY Projects

    Shruti Verma
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    It’s the weekend and that makes it time for an interior design DIY project. We’ve been talking a lot about bathrooms these last few days so how about sprucing up your bathroom design? Storage is a focal point for every interior designer in India when it comes to bathroom design. Easy ways of creating storage in a bathroom are by installing rods, shelves etc behind doors or above them and hanging baskets on the wall to store towels, soaps and other such bathroom necessities. Here are a few DIY projects that look at enhancing your bathroom design.   Frosted Glass Image…
  • 14 Design Tips for Budget-Friendly Luxurious Bathroom Design

    Shruti Verma
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Sometimes the best part about staying in a five star hotel are its bathrooms. Roomy and luxurious, they pamper the senses and are designed to revive a tired spirit. Good bathroom design is what makes this possible. Here are a few design tips to make your bathroom feel more indulgent.    1. Drapes While picking out curtains to match your living room design don’t forget to pick up some bathroom curtains as well. You could choose to drape it like a normal curtain or even permanently gather it. Choose light fabrics that will not retain moisture and use beads or crystals to trim…
  • Designing your home interiors: Minimalism in Interior Design

    Shruti Verma
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The beauty of minimalist interior design lies in its simplicity. Minimalism can be defined as design which has been rid of all frills and contains only the absolute essential elements. Minimalism isn’t restricted only to interior design and architecture but also can be seen in art and music. Infact, minimalism in the arts began in the 1960s and was first used in the early 20th century to describe a painting done in 1913 by the Russian painter Kasimir Malevich. “Less is more” is the founding principle of minimalist interior design. The idea here is not to completely shun…
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  • Pastel Elegance – A Romantic French Bedroom

    weblog-contributor
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:39 pm
    There is a certain aura of elagance that always radiates from the French interior design. The French budoirs, both modern and historical have alway that little ‘something’. What is the mystery behind it? Well, in this article for the Home Inspiration Ideas I’ll try to find it out – for the benefit of all of you who dream about having some unique bedroom design at your home…   SEE ALSO: Not Only For Wine Lovers – Cork In Interior Design   The French interior design bases on the opulence of detail and the amount of specified pieces that create the…
  • Cosy Decorating Ideas For Fall 2015

    weblog-contributor
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:06 am
    With the beginning of the fall, as the evenings start getting chilly, you begin to think about a way to cozy up your home. What could be better then trying out some new fall decorating ideas? Read the advice from the Home Inspiration Ideas Blog, and make your home decor absolutely stylish for fall 2015!   SEE ALSO: Making Luxury – Inspiration from Decorex 2015 – The London Design Festival   Fall decorating ideas are all a bit nostalgic – and there is nothing wrong about it to want some warmth in your interiors. Get inspired by the nature – choose a nature inspired…
  • The Ultimate Sophistication – Hidden Treasures of Maison&Objet

    weblog-contributor
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:43 am
    I guess that you – as a design lover – surely have heard about the 2015 edition of M&O – Maison & Objet Paris trade fair that is about to start just in couple of days. Once again you have the opportunity to seek for the one of a kind home decoration objects and new inspiring designs… Let’s take a sneak peek at what you could find at the M&O 2015…     SEE ALSO: Making Luxury – Inspiration from Decorex 2015 – The London Design Festival   Paris – that is the only place where a true design buff should be on September 4-8, 2015.
  • 15 Wallpapers That Make The Difference

    weblog-contributor
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:24 am
    Contemporary wallpaper is conquering a respectful level regarding interior decoration and the interior design world. Wallpaper is getting creative, different and creative, showing us to improve and upgrade our rooms and entire home accents. Home Inspiration Ideas wants to introduce some basic ideas on how to choose and find some of the most beautiful and creative wallpapers in the market and within the interior design world.  Your home will never be the same, and since the fall is very close to us, we should definitely go forward with this article. RELATED HISTORY: FLOWER PATTERNS –…
  • Making Luxury – Inspiration from Decorex 2015 – The London Design Festival

    weblog-contributor
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:13 am
    It’s always important to stay up to date with the new design trends – there are so many wonderful new products being launched! London has always been an inspirational place for interior design – and now with upcoming Decorex London it is even more. Check out my subjective guide on Decorex 2015, one of the most important design festivals taking place in London 20-23.09.2015!   SEE ALSO: Create A Glamour Look For Your Bedroom   The festival concentrates on theme of understanding luxury and its future. There is no such thing as a single definition for this term. We…
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  • Timeless Elegance Re-defined: Armadillo Arm Chair by Busnelli

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    Designed in 1969 by Gianni Pareschi , the Armadillo arm chair is one of Busnelli’s iconic pieces. A timeless classic re-defined by a new look and charm, Armadillo now comes in new colors and materials. One striking new finish is bronze, which perfectly complements the furniture’s elegant colors.
  • Light and Elegant: Ago Tub

    21 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    Contemporary and functional, the Ago oval bathtub by Antoniolupi is defined by a geometrical outline. The tub’s innovative inclined profile gives the elegant tub a light visual and physical appearance.Able to match any bathroom style, Ago is made of durable Ceramilux and comes in either a matt or high gloss finish. Additionally, the 175x80x50 cm tub comes with an open drain, pressure plug, siphon and flexible hose.
  • A Colorful Predicament: IVV's Fall and Winter Glasswork Collections

    17 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
     IVV’s latest colorful fall and winter collections are the perfect additions to the home during the upcoming chilly seasons. And it’s no surprise soft shapes, bright colors, and intricate decor define IVV’s elegant and stylish glassware. The Floreal line is a collection of decorated glass that stands out for its delicate texture-that is reminiscent of Italian lace. The line consists of a centerpiece, two different-sized pots, a table lamp, and an essence diffuser.Meanwhile, the Multicolor line stands out for its unique and innovative finishes as well as it’s functionality.
  • Archetypal Shapes and the Tactility of Terracotta: Venere Bianca by Bitossi Ceramiche

    13 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Venere Bianca is the new project Bitossi Ceramiche has developed and produced for renowned designer Matteo Thun. Venere Bianca is a limited edition collection of ten terracotta vases, personally handcrafted using traditional techniques used by Tuscan master potters.The collection is inspired by the medieval containers for medicines. Interestingly, the ten vessels of the collection were also a tribute to the woman of Montelupo Fiorentino, where the manufacturer Bitossi Ceramiche is located.
  • Special SG50 Red Edition

    8 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    In this special SG50 post, I’ve picked three red gorgeous furnishings that stand out for their color, form and function.1. The Imola Sofa and Armchair by Tonino Lamborghini FurnitureThe Imola sofa measures 225 x 100 x 85 cm and is characterized by the retro charm of the pass. Its structure is made of veneered oak and furnished with a nickel tress bar. Imola’s covering is made up of soft leather with an exquisite diamond quilting stitching. Meanwhile, the 102 x 100 x 82 cm Imola armchair perfectly coordinates with the sofa. Prioritizing aesthetics and comfort, the armchair is…
 
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  • How We Saved a Stray Dog and How You Can Too

    Justin Chua
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:41 pm
    This is a detailed documentation on how we saved a beautiful stray dog. Sightings of A Sick Dog On the nights of 27 August 2015 and 28 August 2015, my Dad and helper said they saw a stray dog that looked exactly like the one we adopted. For those of you who do not know, we adopted a saved stray, named Elliot, from Animal Lovers League (click HERE for their FB) earlier in January 2015!. They also mentioned that it was walking with a limp and it looked very sick. They initially mistook it to be a female and felt it could possibly be the mother of Elliot, since Elliot was rescued from a…
  • Our Role in this Amazing Love Story (CSS of the Week #5)

    Justin Chua
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:10 am
    Deliveries are always prone to being a source of unexpected problems. When our delivery team receives an uncommon delivery request, they always maintain an opened mind. However, the fact of the matter is that stress begins to develop within. We encountered a tricky situation during one of the deliveries this week. Although this always requires more effort from our team, the sense of fulfilment to know that we were part of a happy beginning is simply priceless!   The Secret Admirer We received an order from Marcel (not his real name), who had feelings for a lady and these feelings had yet…
  • An Unusual Position (CSS of the Week #4)

    Justin Chua
    16 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    This week, we find ourselves in an unusual position yet again! Our primary mission has always been to provide cheap and good flowers to the masses. There has been a similar situation before whereby we had to take on the role as a customer (when we went to another florist to purchase bloomed lilies to construct a bouquet for Mr. Potts). This time, we took on the quest to be customers in search of a very special bear. A Customisation Request Karen approached Floral Garage Singapore to create a customised bouquet for the graduation ceremony of her sister and we had no problems in fulfilling her…
  • Dogs: The Truth About Local Pet Shops That You Probably Did Not Know

    Justin Chua
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    Having a dog is a great joy. Although there are a lot of responsibilities to having one, we humans tend to grow overly attached to our furry friends. We even become depressed when they pass away and we somehow regret all the times we complained about the inconveniences of having a dog. Given the choice, we’d clean up their poo a million more times just to see them again. But, have you ever thought of the origin of your beloved pet? More importantly, are you aware of how your local pet shop operates? In this article, I will be covering the whole process of how a pet shop acquires its product…
  • Why we Rejected a Customer

    jonahtjw
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:08 pm
    The customer service story for this week will be slightly different. We have decided to be transparent and let people know of our failures together with our successes. We define a failure as having failed to meet our customers’ requirements. We have received hundreds of orders, and we are proud that we have not rejected many of them. We hope that you will not judge us too harshly for this. Here’s the story… 3 Champagne Roses Sometime last week, a customer called us. This customer was a very courteous man who wanted to order a bouquet of 3 champagne roses. He told us that he wanted just…
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  • The Beauty of Mediterranean Interior Design

    Photobaskova
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:05 pm
    One of the beauties of modern interior design is that you can travel the world within the comforts of your own home. You literally bring the places you want to visit inside your home so that you can dream about waking up inside a futuristic suite in Japan where you think you forgot you checked in to last night or in a breathtaking quarter of the ice hotel in Sweden where you marvel the entire time why the blocks of ice have not yet melted. How about teleporting to a previous era where you can fantasize about living within a neoclassical manor or gazing out at the balcony of your own gothic…
  • 8 Unique Family Room Design & Decorating Ideas

    Photobaskova
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    It is important to know that given a deco touch to a room in the house it means making that room to be unique and inviting. Decoration is what makes our houses look attractive; an amazing family room design will really give you a high sense of satisfaction and respect. Even if you are not rich, when you decorate your home with lots of amazing furniture and nice color combinations nobody will come to your house and begin to look down on you. Surely, there is power in decorating your home, it commands respect and you will earn it. Talking about family room in a house? Many people often…
  • New Design Ideas in Office Cubicles

    Photobaskova
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:29 pm
    If you spend your working days sitting in a cubicle, you may have developed strong opinions regarding the pros and cons of this very popular office feature.  If you are like most cubicle occupants, you have probably taken some time to personalize the space in one way or another. Here is an example of someone who has taken that idea to an extreme! Whether you see your cubical as a prison, or a welcome relief from distracting office mates, you probably never considered how much thought has gone in to the production of your home away from home as professionals consider things like corporate…
  • How to Choose the Right Bathroom Vanity Unit

    Photobaskova
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:25 am
    Bathroom Vanity Unit Designs One thing that many of us are guilty of when it comes to designing our own living space is making too many compromises. Certainly we have to keep within our budgets, but when we start inconveniencing ourselves for the sake of a few dollars, we usually end up regretting the decision later. We probably all know someone who seems to constantly be in the middle of some kind of remodeling project. How much easier would it be to just decide to do things right the first time? Do you have a keen eye for detail? Do you notice how a tall person who looks into a small mirror…
  • Good Interior Design & Concept for Children’s Bedrooms

    Photobaskova
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:36 pm
    In this article, we will show you how to decorate your children’s bedroom design. As we know, Children in their early years should be exposed to the many marvelous elements of our world. They should be able to perceive that which is beautiful and respond with eagerness to explore new and exciting things. Children tend to be amazed with brilliant spectacles that they encounter in their daily lives.  They resonate to the colors of the rainbows which make them appreciate colorful candies and balloons that replicate those vivid shades. The physical environment that surrounds children…
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  • 18 Amazing Ways To Decorate Pumpkins

    Kate
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:54 am
    Looking for some fresh ideas for decorating your pumpkins this year? For anyone who wants to try something different instead of going the traditional route and create spooky face, there are so many creative alternatives that will help you decorate your next pumpkin also in an interesting way. Here are 18 pumpkin decorating ideas to inspire you and take your decorating skills to the next level. 1. Pumpkins with Some Sparkle Cover a pumpkin with glue and epsom salt for a more charming look with some added sparkle. (Tutorial: Davis: Day by Day) 2. Decoupage Photo Pumpkin A super fun and…
  • 10 Creative and Repurposed Ideas For Alternative Bathroom Vanities

    Kate
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:59 am
    The bathroom vanity is a focal point of a bathroom of any size, offering extra storage, counter space and personality. Whether you need more countertop space or you want to bring a fresh new look to the bathroom, an easy vanity upgrade can make any bathroom happy and bright without breaking the bank! From simple to modern, rustic to refined, we have rounded up 10 of the most spectacular bathroom vanities that match your style. 1. Use Pallets To Create a Bathroom Vanity If you live in a rustic-inspired house recycle some wood pallets and make this pallet furniture. (Photo via MyHouseIdea) 2.
  • 10 Quick & Easy Tips For Keeping Your Garage Organized And Clutter Free

    Kate
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:08 am
    Organizing all the stuff stored in your garage may be a frustrating or impossible, however with little effort it can be done. Garage is something more than just a place for parking your car. Adding some storage to your garage area will help clear up space to get your car all the way inside, but it will also make your life a much easier. Imagine finding exactly what you are looking for when you are into the garage. Take some time and check out these 10 smart ideas for organizing your garage. You, your family and all that items will thank you for it! 1. Overhead Garage Storage Build shelves…
  • 10 Cheap Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

    Kate
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:29 am
    Transforming your home doesn’t have to be so drastic especially if you have a tight decorating budget. With just a few simple upgrades your home can look more elegant and luxurious. There are ways to get the high-end look you dream of without breaking the bank. In this article, you will discover 10 of the simplest ways to make your home look more expensive! You will be amazed at what you will find here, and how easily it is for you to create a luxurious looking home even on a tight budget. 1. Attach Brass Corners To a Coffee Table Isn’t that amazing how a little jewelry can glam up a…
  • 10 DIY Fruit Storage Ideas for Better Kitchen Organization

    Kate
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:42 am
    Good organization is very important in any home. All your stuff should be on the right place. That way you can save a lot of time because everytime you’ll know where your stuff is. The kitchen is the place where you have to take care a lot, when it comes for the good organization. Your food must be well organized and always on its right place. The fruit also need to have properly stored. For that reason we have gathered 10 DIY fruit storage ideas that you can make in order to make your kitchen more practical and organized. Get inspiration and start to work! 1. Hanging Storage Containers…
 
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