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  • Ingenious Built-in Beds Exhibited by Modern Redesign Project in Belgium - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:23 am
    Two adjacent bedrooms with a bathroom in between have been successfully converted into modern sleeping areas inspired by an alpine chalet in a project called MAT. The solution was brought about by VAN STAEYEN Interior Architects who used every inch of space possible by building out into the rooms to add storage and built-in beds: “This chalet bulges outside in one room, and inside in the other room. One is inside the chalet, the other one faces it. In one bedroom we created a large, really deep cupboard in which a queen size bed is inducted. The pine veneer makes the space at the same…
  • Technological Ingenuity Defining New Shoebaloo Flagship Store in Amsterdam - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    Dutch architecture firm MVSA Architects turned to HI-MACS® to develop one the new flagship store for Shoebaloo, a prestigious Dutch luxury shoe and accessories company. The historical center of Amsterdam is characterized by an interwoven structure of individual plots, which is why this Shoebaloo store has an open storefront on the first floor of the facade, flanked by two narrow Belgian bluestone piers that reinforce the individuality of the building. Unlike the majority of the other Shoebaloo stores, with a closed, mysterious display window that reveals little of what lies behind, the…
  • Strikingly Creative Apartment Remodel in Taipei [Before & After Photos] - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Archlin Studio sent us photos and information depicting an inspiring apartment remodel in Yangming National Park,Taipei, Taiwan. The apartment has an amazing view of picturesque Mt. Shamao from its windows but it was very heavily partitioned by either walls or columns that obstructed the line of sight to the windows from most parts of the house. “We knew right away that the biggest asset of the apartment is its natural surroundings and the mission is therefore to come up with a design that connects the natural space outside with the internal space and maximize the amount of point of…
  • Contemporary Terrace Extension to Victorian-Style Bridport Residence in Australia - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    Matt Gibson Architecture + Design added a contemporary extension to Bridport Residence, a Victorian-style home located on Bridport Street, in Melbourne, Australia. According to the project developers, this new two-story terrace “makes optimal use of the northerly aspect, and creates a quiet safe haven to the rear of the property. Natural materials, and sense of scale and light make this extension family friendly and easily connected to the outdoor spaces surrounding the informal living spaces.”A smooth indoor-outdoor transition is what the architects aimed for in this project:…
  • Why Furniture Matters Most When Redesigning A Room - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    Tara Mastroeni
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    Furniture matters when designing your home. Image Via: Jodie Cooper DesignWhether you’re a seasoned pro or just discovering a budding love for all things interior design, odds are good that you’ve noticed that furniture is important when it comes to designing a room.Today we’re arguing that, not only is it important, but furniture matters most be the most when it comes time to redesign your interiors. In fact, it should be the first component for your consideration.Don’t agree with us? Give the article a quick read and you may find yourself experiencing an unprecedented change of…
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  • Daydreaming: Hospitality Trend

    Ali Morris
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Spotted at recent trade shows in various guises - from reissued classics to new clean-lined incarnations - the classic daybed is enjoying a resurgence.  Brooklyn-based Vonnegut/Kraft exhibited this sculptural daybed at ICFF last May. Named after it’s crescent-shaped headrest, the ‘Crescent Lounge’ is crafted in ash while the slipcover upholstery is available in a variety of fabrics. Launched at the Stockholm Furniture Fair earlier this month, Ilse Crawford’s new all-natural ‘Sinnerlig’ line for Ikea includes this mid-century Danish-inspired daybed.
  • Akane & Mercer Cocktail Tables by Hellman-Chang

    Alicita Rodriguez
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Brooklyn-based luxury furniture line Hellman-Chang, known for its elegant and glamorous furnishings, offers two striking cocktail tables, Akane and Mercer. Featuring rich materials, interesting shapes, and fine craftsmanship, Akane and Mercer Tables are equally suited for residential and hospitality applications. Elegant Cocktail Tables with Luxurious Materials Subtly referencing Asian design, Akane Table combines geometric angles and distinctive edges: “Akane cocktail table features a striking, angular body with outward bowing edges, emphasized by buttressed inner facets.” A hidden…
  • Fancy Footwork: Contract Trend

    Ali Morris
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Focusing in on the often-overlooked feet, these furniture pieces recall German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s now famous phrase ‘God is in the Details’. Interior designer India Mahdavi’s indoor/outdoor ‘Parrot’ table for French brand Petite Friture is characterized by its striking red asterisk-shaped foot   Available in chrome and painted finishes, the signature cast aluminum leg of Barber Osgerby’s ‘Asymmetric’ sofa for Knoll takes center stage. Almost ten years old, BD Barcelona’s ‘Multileg’ cabinet by Spanish designer…
  • Spin HD Kitchen Faucet by MGS

    Alicita Rodriguez
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Known for their solid stainless steel faucets, Italian company MGS combines excellent materials with precise Swiss engineering. The latest in their Spin line of kitchen faucets, Spin HD features a minimalist design that works in indoor and outdoor kitchens. All Spin faucets rotate a full 360 degrees. Kitchen Faucet with Clean Design and Chef’s Features Spin HD offers a clean design with straight lines. The faucet’s details make it an excellent choice for serious chefs. Spin HD offers an extendable dual pull-spray operated by a stainless steel slide button, which switches easily from…
  • Lexicon by Maglin

    Alicita Rodriguez
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The new Lexicon collection by Maglin is a versatile bench series made up of modular multi-functional components. Designed by Clayton Mousley, Lexicon offers extreme configurability, bringing “design opportunities to every site challenge.” Custom Site Furnishing Collection Straight and curved pieces allow for many layout options, making Lexicon ideal for sites with specific design needs. The collection’s “personalized approach to site furnishing” meets the needs of spaces and the people that inhabit them. Components can form many geometric shapes, and details such as optional arms…
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  • 9 Dark Wall Colors to Suit Your Mood (9 photos)

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    I wish I had a dollar for every time I describe something as “light and airy.” I love a light and airy space. Most people love a light and airy space. They commission designers to create light and airy out of dark and musty. A large percentage of the time, light and airy is the goal. But sometimes...
  • Shop Houzz: Frank Gehry and His Influence (66 photos)

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry may be best known for his fantastical, gravity-defying buildings, but the designer, who now lives in Los Angeles, has also had a major impact on interior design. From Gehry’s creativity with unusual textiles to his inventive use of shapes and space, this Houzz Shop...
  • Orchids 101: Frilly Oncidiums Dance Their Way to Center Stage (5 photos)

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether you know them as dancing dolls, dancing ballerinas or simply spray orchids, oncidiums and their related members in the Oncidium alliance are popular both as long-blooming houseplants and long-lasting cut flowers. They may be a bit fussy about things like temperature humidity, but their...
  • My Houzz: Relaxing Retreat on a River in Maine (15 photos)

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Karen Roos and Charles LeCompte’s home perched on the shores of the Piscataqua River in Eliot, Maine, was not always quite so modern. The two-story home was built as a kit house in 1932 and had not changed significantly when the couple bought it in 2011. The dilapidated...
  • Great Design Plant: Helianthus Petiolaris (3 photos)

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Sunflowers can help landscapes focused on attracting pollinating insects and other wildlife through the seasons. The diversity of insects they attract with their pollen and nectar is astounding, and many birds and other creatures feed on their ripe seeds in fall and winter. Prairie...
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  • Sunday Suppers Book + Interview With Author Karen Mordechai

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:28 am
    I’m so very pleased to share this lovely cookbook, Sunday Suppers, and author Karen Mordechai with you today. Karen is such a force – a talented woman who wears many hats in her business yet does it with such style and ease (and a warm smile) that you’d never know just how much work it really takes to run her company. In our chat today you’ll soon see that Karen’s passion motivates her to work so hard, to keep her business fresh, to propel it forward. With the support of her husband and the close relationship that she has built with her little…
  • 23 Great Rooms By Photographer Brittany Ambridge for Domino

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:24 am
    I’ve had the nicest exchange with photographer Brittany Ambridge this week, who was so pleased that I wanted to feature her on decor8. It’s always a delight when you write to someone looking to run a story about their work and they reply with such heartfelt words of thanks and are genuinely cooperative and nice. In fact, she updated her online portfolio just so I could share her latest so you are able to see some fresh views of gorgeous spaces she has shot from California to France. I also learned something quite interesting when speaking to Brittany… First, she is the sole…
  • 8 Ways To Decorate With Marsala: Pantone Color of the Year 2015

    17 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    I’m not so sure about these colors of the year lately, are you? Last year, Pantone told us that radiant orchid (post here) was all the rage. Now color experts Pantone are now celebrating marsala for 2015 which is somewhere between a dressed up version of terra cotta and a less intense merlot. For fashion, I can see it – a nice marsala lip or nail works for Autumn just perfectly. But for the home, well that’s a harder sell for  me. In fact, this is a hard post to write because marsala doesn’t appeal to me but since I like to challenge myself, I wanted to…
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  • Five mile Hyperloop test track to be constructed in California

    Charley Cameron
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:12 am
    Just two years ago, Elon Musk proposed a new 700mph mass transit solution called the Hyperloop, and now it has taken a big step closer to becoming a reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a company inspired by Musk’s idea has just signed a deal to build a five mile test track in central California. The track will be built at a cost of $100 million, and is expected to be operational in 2019. Read the rest of Five mile Hyperloop test track to be constructed in California Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: California, fifth mode, green transportation, Hyperloop,…
  • Entire Village Volunteers to Leave Their Homes So Wildlife Can Flourish

    Ross Brooks
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:34 pm
    What once used to be a thriving farming community in India, teeming with people and daily activity, is now something closer to a ghost town, at least when it comes to humans that is. All 200 families that used to live in the village of Ramdegi in central India’s Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve made the decision to give their land back to nature. Part of an ongoing effort by the Indian government to reduce conflict with wildlife, the reserve is now free for a plethora of life to flourish. Read the rest of Entire Village Volunteers to Leave Their Homes So Wildlife Can Flourish Permalink |…
  • Infographic: How Climate Change Will Affect Your Health

    Marcela De Vivo
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    There’s a long list of things that will suffer because of extreme climate change – but did you know that your health is one of them? Beyond the extreme environmental ramifications, climate change is set to impact the physical, biological and ecological life support systems on which human health depends. The infographic below outlines the various ways climate change will affect our health, and the ways in which the healthcare system needs to adapt to deal with these effects. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a…
  • VIDEO: Google is building a giant bubble in Mountain View!

    Charley Cameron
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Earlier in the week, we brought you news that Heatherwick Studio and BIG are collaborating on the design of Google’s new Mountain View campus. And now, Google has just published a video in which the two architecture stars discuss their plans for the upcoming Googleplex, and give a sneak peek at renderings for and models of what looks to be a stunning biosphere-filled utopia for the Silicon Valley giant. Click here to view the embedded video. Read the rest of VIDEO: Google is building a giant bubble in Mountain View! Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: big, biosphere, bjarke…
  • Elkebana’s fun botanical wall trophies are so much better than dead animal heads

    Cat DiStasio
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Read the rest of Elkebana’s fun botanical wall trophies are so much better than dead animal heads Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: cruelty-free trophy, elkebana, fabio milito, flowers as art, Italian blown glass, paula studio, plants as art, vegan trophy, vegan-friendly trophy
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  • Trade fair duo imm cologne and LivingKitchen – a complete success

    2 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    146,000 visitors from 138 countries – a significant increase in visitors from abroad. The Cologne Kitchen Living Fair 2015                   After seven days, imm cologne and LivingKitchen closed their doors with a very positive outcome on Sunday, 25 January 2015. 146,000 visitors from 138 countries came to the Cologne exhibition grounds, among them 102,000 industry visitors (99,000 industry visitors in 2013) from the national and international trade, meaning that the fair duo exceeded even its extraordinary performance of 2013. Kitchen…
  • Living Kitchen 2015 – January 19-25

    10 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    Renowned exhibitors bringing world premieres to Cologne - Some companies use the fair to present their products to an international audience for the first time - LivingKitchen presents the trends of tomorrow Living Kitchen           Approximately six weeks before the start of LivingKitchen 2015, some exhibitors give a taste of the products which they will present at the fair in a press release. Some even reveal the world premieres they have in store. The LivingKitchen team wanted more detail and therefore carried out a survey among the exhibitors. The results…
  • 2014 – A Year of Changes…

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    2014 is not over yeat, but we can say with confidence that this has been a year of many changes in the European kitchen industry. Big companies are making big moves at home and overseas, long time players are leaving the industry and new ones are entering the arena, instead. We have also lost some companies, to the ongoing recesion, in Europe. Here are some of the major changes in the industry this year, not necassary in chronological order: The Siemens Group has pulled out of the industry this year. They will no longer be involved in producing appliances and their joint venture with Bosch is…
  • Best of Eurocucina 2014

    30 May 2014 | 7:30 am
    Salone del Mobile – 2014 – Eurocucina                   “Our goal was to make this the best Salone del Mobile in the world and the results have far exceeded our expectations,” Claudio Luti, president of the Salone del Mobile said. “Buyers, journalists and designers have seen at first hand just how superlative and creative our production chain is, recognizing the value of Made in Italy manufacturing and the global importance of the Salone.” This success is due to the quality of the exhibits and the visitor numbers at the fair.
  • Eurocucina – a Sneak Preview

    6 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    Want to see what some of the new designs will look like, at this year’s Eurucucina? Well, you’re in the right place! Here are a couple of the stands designs, as well as some new product designs, we received from the manufacturers themselves - Häcker Häcker presents itself as cosmopolitan and focuses on internationality. For the East-Westphalian kitchen manufacturer, the attendance at the trade fair is very much about internationality as – making up a 38-percent share of total sales – exports are hugely important to the company and very much something that Häcker plans to…
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  • Why Furniture Matters Most When Redesigning A Room

    Tara Mastroeni
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    Furniture matters when designing your home. Image Via: Jodie Cooper DesignWhether you’re a seasoned pro or just discovering a budding love for all things interior design, odds are good that you’ve noticed that furniture is important when it comes to designing a room.Today we’re arguing that, not only is it important, but furniture matters most be the most when it comes time to redesign your interiors. In fact, it should be the first component for your consideration.Don’t agree with us? Give the article a quick read and you may find yourself experiencing an unprecedented change of…
  • Contemporary Terrace Extension to Victorian-Style Bridport Residence in Australia

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    Matt Gibson Architecture + Design added a contemporary extension to Bridport Residence, a Victorian-style home located on Bridport Street, in Melbourne, Australia. According to the project developers, this new two-story terrace “makes optimal use of the northerly aspect, and creates a quiet safe haven to the rear of the property. Natural materials, and sense of scale and light make this extension family friendly and easily connected to the outdoor spaces surrounding the informal living spaces.”A smooth indoor-outdoor transition is what the architects aimed for in this project:…
  • Ingenious Built-in Beds Exhibited by Modern Redesign Project in Belgium

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:23 am
    Two adjacent bedrooms with a bathroom in between have been successfully converted into modern sleeping areas inspired by an alpine chalet in a project called MAT. The solution was brought about by VAN STAEYEN Interior Architects who used every inch of space possible by building out into the rooms to add storage and built-in beds: “This chalet bulges outside in one room, and inside in the other room. One is inside the chalet, the other one faces it. In one bedroom we created a large, really deep cupboard in which a queen size bed is inducted. The pine veneer makes the space at the same…
  • Strikingly Creative Apartment Remodel in Taipei [Before & After Photos]

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Archlin Studio sent us photos and information depicting an inspiring apartment remodel in Yangming National Park,Taipei, Taiwan. The apartment has an amazing view of picturesque Mt. Shamao from its windows but it was very heavily partitioned by either walls or columns that obstructed the line of sight to the windows from most parts of the house. “We knew right away that the biggest asset of the apartment is its natural surroundings and the mission is therefore to come up with a design that connects the natural space outside with the internal space and maximize the amount of point of…
  • Technological Ingenuity Defining New Shoebaloo Flagship Store in Amsterdam

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    Dutch architecture firm MVSA Architects turned to HI-MACS® to develop one the new flagship store for Shoebaloo, a prestigious Dutch luxury shoe and accessories company. The historical center of Amsterdam is characterized by an interwoven structure of individual plots, which is why this Shoebaloo store has an open storefront on the first floor of the facade, flanked by two narrow Belgian bluestone piers that reinforce the individuality of the building. Unlike the majority of the other Shoebaloo stores, with a closed, mysterious display window that reveals little of what lies behind, the…
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  • 5 Stunning Kitchens With Skylights

    William Lamb
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:48 pm
    When Joel Contreras of Phoenix renovated his 1927 bungalow in the Coronado Historic District, he added a skylight above the polished marble island in his new kitchen.
  • You Can Now Build Your Entire Kitchen with Ikea (Appliances Too!)

    Allie Weiss
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    The system comes in a range of styles, from high tech to country, from light woods to dark, as well as an extensive choice of hardware and countertop surfaces, now clearly displayed right next to the cabinets. If you’re interested in installing a new kitchen you might want to check out IKEA. The giant Swedish retailer has just redesigned its entire range from sizing to interior fittings, replacing its old model, Akurum, with Sektion, a modular system that it claims is easier to install. All the cabinets are built to full inches so there are no maddening fractions to deal with.
  • 5 Dream Sofas

    Luke Hopping
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Featuring two varieties of supple leather, the Nivola sofa by Roberto Lazzeroni for Poltrona Frau is an excellent example of why we love leather furniture. 
  • 6 Super Sleek Staircases

    Allie Weiss
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
    A clean-lined staircase separates levels in this renovated San Francisco home.
  • An Earth-Friendly African Retreat That's Actually Made From Earth

    Patrick Sisson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:58 pm
    The Khamsa home in Senegal, built with earth bricks and energy independent due to solar panels and a wind turbine, was actually 15 percent cheaper to build than a traditional home.  The walls, which are thicker than those used in standard concrete construction, help moderate the interior temperature in a region where the climate swings from dry to humid throughout the year, absorbing humidity and cooling the home during warm weather while moderating temperature and improving indoor air quality. Image courtesy of Régis L'hostis. Located near the Petite Côte (Small Coast) of Senegal an…
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  • Friday Links

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    For your future mouth: 3-D printed snacks Open source DS Kit 01 wall lamp: Kits by You For your wrist: Fake Roley Wasted space or effing cool entryway? Tubakuba Mountain Hub Germinate your avocado pits (easily): AvoSeedo For the kiddos: Minimal Walnut Step Stool For the walls: Paper Trophies Here’s one way to spread the word. Revolution Bike Stamp   Have a nice weekend.
  • Underfuse Iron-On Reflective Strips

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Does your favorite workout gear have reflective strips? Mine certainly don’t, but that’s about to change. Underfuse Iron-On Reflective Strips are easy to apply and will help make sure you don’t get run over by a bus/truck/inattentive driver when you’re out walking your dog or running at night. Iron a few strips on your jacket, bag, or workout clothes and stay visible. Also, Underfuse also has an iron-on pocket for your smartphone and/or keys, just in case you’d like to further customize your clothing. -Reflective strips are permanent and will last the lifetime of…
  • Mathematics Scissors

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    Do you need a perfectly proportioned pair of scissors? No, you don’t, unless you care a lot about the golden ratio when it comes to your office tools and accessories. Or maybe you’re a mad genius or a very particular design aficionado, then I suppose you are also allowed to *need* this cutting tool. These semi-crazy-looking scissors are the design baby of iAN Yen & Design YxR, and have the useful function that you’d expect along with a comfortable holding position.
  • Tangram Travel Organizer

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s almost the end of February, which prompts this question: is it time to take a trip somewhere? It really doesn’t matter where, as long as it’s not extremely cold (unless you’re skiing or snowboarding). This Tangram Travel Organizer cleverly folds up in a flat, triangular fold to make packing easy. Unfold at your destination- use the elastic loop as a hook if you wish- to see everything neatly organized. Designer: Laura Carwardine -Lock loop doubles as a hook for hanging in hotel or bathroom -4 small bags and 2 larger bags inside -Zipped pockets to separate and…
  • Chimney Humidifier

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    If the dry air is getting on your nerves, get yourself a humidifier. And, as we’re in the business of selecting well made items that have a pleasing appearance, you should probably take my advice* and buy the Chimney Humidifier designed by Takeshi Ishiguro. The slim profile and tall chimney blend in with a room’s furnishings easier than other large humidifiers, and, using a silent, ultra-sonic system, the mist is emitted at a height that humidifies the whole room instead of one particular area. *Two years ago I ended up buying one, and so far I’m pleased with its…
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  • Spider Light: Creepy-Crawly Lamp Clings with Magnetic Legs

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This lamp seems to come to life in a way that might creep out all you arachnophobes out there, clinging to surfaces in a decidedly spider-like way. The SpYder light by design firm daast is a tripod lamp that can be attached to surfaces in a variety of ways, pointing the light wherever it's needed. Designers Andrew Southwood-Jones and Alexander Kashin of daast met while studying architecture, but paired up to work on design after discovering a shared passion for putting unusual materials to use in innovative ways. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:…
  • Stretchy Chair is a Work of Art + a Comfy Resting Spot

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    It seems like there are two types of chairs: those that are nice to look at, and those that are comfy to sit in. The Twoface Chair from designer Christoph Massak, however, is both. The fabric mesh material that makes up the seat is soft and springy. When no one is sitting in the chair, it looks a bit like a modern art sculpture: all metal tubing and dark fabric. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Upcycling Furniture: Custom Whittled Wood Craft Chair Sans Stand: Modern Free-Hanging Chair + Hammock Design Cut & Paste Chair: 4 Seats Spliced into 1…
  • Watt a Bright Idea: Adjust Lamp’s Intensity With a Pulley

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    Polly, the pulley-style lamp from Diane Espiritu and Jeffrey Liu, gives you the freedom to adjust the position and strength of your lighting just by moving it up or down. The lamp's handcrafted porcelain body is complemented perfectly with hardwood pulley wheels and wall anchors. Brass hardware ties the whole lamp together. A 20-foot cotton-wrapped cord allows the lamp to move freely on the pulley system without causing worry that the cord will become worn or frayed. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Make Your Own Lovely Modern Copper Hanging Light…
  • Reflective Teacups Ensure Always-Matching Saucer Sets

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Maybe having a whole matching set of cups and saucers isn't exactly your cup of tea, but having cups that match the saucers they sit on is always a nice touch. These unusual cup and saucer sets from D-Bros ensure that your cup is always in perfect order with its saucer. At first glance, the cup and saucer sets look beautiful, but not entirely remarkable. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Automatic Steeping Mug Always Makes the Perfect Cuppa Caffeine Rush: Clever Coffee Mugs Will Never Be Empty Pizza Clippers: Excessive or Clever Kitchenware Design?
  • Fun House: Modern Play Space Features Wooden Swings

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    A series of tiny wooden houses within a larger structure make up a bright, modern, wood-lined play space for kids and adults alike in Buenos Aires. Fiii Fun House by Iris Cantante Arquitectos is a cafe offering 'fun houses' filled with swings, tents, hammocks and communal tables as well as more conventional cafe seating. Intended to inspire creativity and spontaneity, the design creates cool spaces for kids to hang out without relying on primary colors, plastic or any of the other visuals typically associated with such spaces. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related…
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  • Boston Public Library - Making reading FUN for kids through Interior Design

    Linda Merrill
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    The Boston Public Library - designed by McKim, Mead & White in 1895 - is know for it's traditional architecture and stately interiors in the original Renaissance style McKim Building.The reading room:In 1972, a new addition designed by modernist architect Philip Johnson (of the Glass House fame) was added behind the original building.I will say that the interiors were just dreadful in this building. I lived in Boston in the '80's (so it was still relatively new) but going into this building, which houses the main circulating collection and is the main entrance for most library goers, was…
  • The Modern White House?

    Linda Merrill
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    First and foremost, let me say very clearly that this is NOT a political post, it's a post about design and the "bold" new design of the Family Dining Room at the White House which was just unveiled this week. I put italics around the word "bold" for a reason. First, a little history: The Old Family Dining Room -- a smaller dining room off the State Dining Room -- was established by President and Mrs. John Quincy Adams in 1825 as a place for the family to take meals. Enjoyed since then by 38 Presidents and their families, it was considered the "breakfast room" until 1961, when First Lady…
  • Design Seminar - You're Invited!

    Linda Merrill
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    I'll be presenting a talk on "Designer Tips for a Well-Decorated Home" this coming Sunday at 3:00pm at Appliance One in Hanover, MA. This talk, which is sponsored by AGA ranges, will cover all the small and not-so-small things that can be done to make any home more beautiful and livable.This is the second in a series of "Designer Sunday" talks presented by Appliance One and sponsored by AGA ranges. I'm thrilled to be participating in this new initiative. It's a great opportunity for homeowners here on the South Shore to come out and learn something new. Plus, you will be able to ask me…
  • Velvetty Smooth

    Linda Merrill
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    I'm loving the velvet trend that's happening right now. I've always been a big fan of this gorgeous fabric and have used it often in my designs. As a matter of fact, I'm just about to place an order for a client for two gorgeous sofas to be decked out in a beautiful shade of teal velvet.My own home has several velvet pieces including these slipcovers for my dining chairs in a very durable sand colored velvet:And the headboard and arm chair in my bedroom bedecked in Laurin for Lee Jofa's "Watersedge"One of my favorite client projects was filled with beautiful velvets in varying shades of beige…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Linda Merrill
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of The Grand Budapest Hotel for receiving nine academy award nominations! Have you seen this movie? I missed it when in the theaters, but have watched it On Demand a few times and love the movie and the sets in particular.The synopsis:GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all…
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  • Lord Wall Tile Collection from Grespania Ceramics at Cevisama 2015

    Carmen Natschke
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:06 pm
    There were so many gorgeous tile collections in Grespania Ceramica’s exhibit booth that it made it a bit of a challenge to narrow down my favorite to one collection. But, as cliched as this may be, the opulent Lord porcelain collection had me at “hello.” I didn’t even have a chance to enter the booth before I fell under its spell of ... Read MoreThe post Lord Wall Tile Collection from Grespania Ceramics at Cevisama 2015 appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Style Magazine.
  • Marrakesh Bazaar Inspired Textiles: Mat the Basics Showroom Tour

    Carmen Natschke
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:31 pm
    A lush and exotic bazaar of artisan textiles from splendid rugs to stylish tribal and geometrically patterned decorative pillows in sumptuous textures, and rich hues complement upholstered contemporary furniture dressed in exquisitely elegant fabrics. (Mat the Basics)The post Marrakesh Bazaar Inspired Textiles: Mat the Basics Showroom Tour appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Style Magazine.
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  • Copper Crush!

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    I’m feeling like a pretty lucky lady! 2015 has kicked off to a fabulous start. It’s been a good kind of crazy busy with lots of design projects of both new and previous fave clients and amazing opportunities for travel as well! My first trip of the year to Las Vegas was a double dose of fun with KBIS–The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show–and a quick lil visit to Las Vegas Market! I was honored to attend KBIS with Cosentino, the global leader in natural stone and quartz, to reveal their first ever designer collaboration series- known as the “Influencer Series”…
  • Tile Trends for 2015, and Win a Free Trip to Coverings!

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exhibition in North America, will bring its spectacular array of products, conference programming, and many show floor features — all for FREE — to Orlando, Florida this year. Taking place April 14 – 17, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center, registrants can check out over 1,000 exhibitors from around the world, refine their skills and and learn more at over 75 free specialized training and education sessions. To get excited for this year’s show, Coverings has shared their top tile trends of 2015 to be on the lookout for at the…
  • Design Source: fiber and water

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:57 pm
        I was recently introduced to the online source of Fiber and Water: a collection of accessories, including wall art and pillows, printed on burlap. Hand-crafted in Maine, with many patterns having a nautical theme, I was instantly attracted given my beach and boating upbringing on the Southern California coast. So much so, I encouraged Phoebe of Fiber and Water to reach out to our local boutiques, especially those of my hometown of Newport Beach and Balboa Island. Here are some of my favorite finds! Love this coral pillow in teal. The Reef Knot: Remiscent of my boating days.
  • Wash The Winter Blues Away

    11 Feb 2015 | 5:36 am
    Every year Winter hits us (without much warning) like a ton of bricks.  The first snowfall is magical and we’re quickly reminded of all the things Winter has to offer: skiing, sledding, snowball fights, hot chocolate, warm sweaters, fuzzy boots and fires.  It’s certainly a time of year that, although cold —  very, very cold —  can bring a lot of fun through outdoor activities with family and friends.  However,  these long and cold days tend to drag on and on, and as soon as the groundhog sees his shadow (expressing 6 more weeks of winter) I think we’re all…
  • Off to Frankfurt We Go!

    10 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    Bags are (almost) packed and ready for take-off! I am truly honored and feeling giddy to be invited on the first ever Blog Tour for Modenus to Frankfurt, Germany.   Ambiente 2015, here we come!! Ambiente is the biggest consumer goods trade fair in the world revealing the latest and greatest in gift and table top decor.  This year it features 4700 exhibitors from 89 different countries with USA being this year’s official partner country. I am beyond excited to see all the latest innovations in consumer products and bring these latest design trends back to share (and shop) with my team…
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  • Weekend Guide with Petite Passport: The Coffeehouses of Singapore

    Pauline Egge
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    How do you like your coffee? With a bit of greenery or some flashy bikes overhead? To launch our travel week, we're exploring five standout cafes in Singapore. Photography by Pauline Egge. Expat Gathering Spot Above: Island enclave Sentosa Cove is home to lots of expats, and their coffee and fresh juice place of choice is the kid-friendly Kith Cafe. In addition to a roomy main space (with lots of indie magazines), there’s a huge terrace. Photograph via Kith Cafe on Petite Passport. Hidden Gem Above: The best city discoveries are always a bit hidden. Ronin doesn't have a website or telephone…
  • Current Obsessions: Worldwide Wanderlust

    Remodelista Team
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Here's what's catching our attention this week (plus details on how to have your travel photos appear on Remodelista this week). Above: We're wrapping up our week of Clean Living with 5 ways to unplug at home.  And after we unplug, we're practicing 8 ways to worry less.  Do you have a retirement plan? One couple embarked on a global Airbnb adventure.  Above: Scrap leather reincarnated as a clothing rack and side table.  Put your vertical space to good use with a three-piece DIY corner organizer.  Stained glass without the commitment (or…
  • The No-Cost Remodel: Carmella's 7-Step Plan to Clutter-Free Living

    Margot Guralnick
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    We discovered interior designer Carmella Rayone McCafferty via her 13-foot-wide kitchen with ingenious faux soapstone counters and a place for everything. On her blog Assortment, Carmella chronicles life for her family of five in their 665-square-foot cabin in Wyoming, and writes about "living smaller in order to live larger." After looking inside her clockwork cupboards—and hearing about how she and her husband, Russ, a pilot, and their sons, who are 11, 13, and 15 and homeschooled, happily coexist in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house—we asked her to fill us in on how to achieve the…
  • Trending on Gardenista: The Power of Scent

    Remodelista Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    This week, Gardenista is in pursuit of the power of scent. A sensory bonus: Fragrant gardens are as easy on the eyes as they are on the nose.  Above: Julianne Moore is an Oscar winner and a savvy horticulturalist. Michelle leads us on a tour of her West Village townhouse garden. Learn how her backyard takes advantage of city shade and dampness in Design Sleuth: Julianne Moore's Staghorn Ferns. (And see her kitchen—one of our all-time favorites—in the Remodelista book and 5 Design Tips from Julianne Moore.) Above: For the sweetest smelling roses, Michelle turned to the florists…
  • Easy DIY: Homemade Dish Soap

    Justine Hand
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Choosing dish soap for me boils down to a question of economy vs. ecology. According to The Naturally Clean Home, most commercial soaps are not soaps at all but harsh detergents "made from petroleum distillate, a toxic and nonrenewable resource." Eek. The more environmentally friendly soaps, on the other hand, are often expensive. What's an eco-conscious, design-minded individual on a budget to do? Make your own. Turns out it's easy and fun. Plus you can customize your concoction with the scent and container of your choice. Photography by Justine Hand for Remodelista. Above: Most of the…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Anabelle, Edward & Fiona's Book-Filled Montreal Nest — House Tour

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Name: Anabelle, Edward and Fifi Location: Mile End; Montreal, Canada Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: 1 1/2 years; Owned Upon entering Anabelle and Edward's apartment, I immediately noticed the numerous qualities that make this space a quiet, comfortable and very “homey” home. Brick walls, hardwood floors, moldings, wood elements, architectural details, and many books make this condo a place full of charm, character and style. Those shelves in the dining area are just stunning! Open Slideshow READ MORE »
  • Before & After: How to Turn a Dining Room (Or Any Room!) Into a Guest Room Someone Would Actually Want to Stay In — Bon Vivant

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Writer and editor Melanie Warner Spencer's apartment in Uptown New Orleans is filled with charm, but no guest bedroom. So she's come up with a way to transform her dining area into an inviting space a guest would actually want to stay in — and has tips and ideas you could steal for your own home. READ MORE »
  • Start With This Checklist: 4 Things to Consider Before You Design

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Generally speaking, the rooms in our homes have to be multifunctional, but it's not always easy to design with all those functions in mind. Whether you're starting from scratch or trying to make the most of what you've got, making a checklist is one of the first things that you should do to make sure your room satisfies all your needs. READ MORE »
  • Anthropologie Taps Hotelier Kit Kemp for New Collaboration — Design News

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    Kit Kemp has designed gorgeous hotel interiors in London and abroad, but this is the hotelier's first home collection. Full of vibrant color and pattern, Folkthread includes upholstered pieces, rugs, tables, and wallpaper. The collection is available at Anthropologie. READ MORE »
  • This Weekend: Give a Rug or Carpet a Deep Clean

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Winter is rough on our floors from wet snow, mud and more, especially on our carpets and rugs. This Weekend Project is about giving one carpeted room or rug a deep, thorough clean that will make your whole space feel invigorated and refreshed. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • On Trend: Black and White in Home Decor

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Black and white provides that bold graphic punch that never goes out of style. You can stick with strictly the two colors (well, technically, white is the absence of color and black is all of the colors, or I think I learned something like that in art class, but I digress … ), or you can add dashes of other colors. Bold orange, taxicab yellow, royal blue and turquoise are just a few favorites I like to use with black and white around my own home. Whatever you chose, here are ten picks of the combination at its best. Design Letters Letter T Teapot with Lid. The typography on these…
  • Junkin’ in Georgia

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    I know we feature very clean-lined contemporary and modern designs here at Design Public, but in order to make a design interesting, all white walls and rectilinear lines need something, well for lack of a better word, junky. I’m talking rusty and crusty. photo from Fort Indian Springs Antique & Flea Market Facebook page, all other photos by Becky Harris Yesterday, I took a trip down to Fort Indian Springs Antique & Flea Market and found myself imagining the kind of spaces where a collection of rusty wrenches, a big crusty turquoise sign that said “CARPE” or a Buddy…
  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

    14 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Hey all, we’re not so into the usual hearts and candies and teddy bears (or if we are, we don’t want to admit it). Instead, we thought we’d share this amazing heart, composed of every flag in the United Nations. It was made by crew on the Greenpeace boat, The Arctic Sunrise, as a call for global action to protect the Arctic. Hope all of your days are filled with love. And hearts, candies and teddy bears, if that’s what floats your boat. And if you’re not spending your dough on that stuff, think about a donation to in honor of someone you love.
  • Sale! Save on Cerno
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    We’re kicking off a killer sale on Cerno. From now through March 1, 2015, Cerno Lighting is 15% off. Cerno’s selection includes table lamps, floor lamps, pendant lights and sconces. Cerno’s products are made of sustainably forested wood, and they are made in California.  The fact that they are LED makes them energy efficient. In other words, it’s a feel good purchase, which cancels out any guilt about treating yourself, OK? It’s hard to pick a favorite, but here’s a preview.  Cerno Valeo Floor Lamp. This functional work of art makes a massive statement…
  • Good Sites To Visit During Black History Month

    10 Feb 2015 | 1:04 pm
    February is Black History Month in the U.S. I’ve been selecting movies to watch and re-watch like 12 Years a Slave and Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and  it’s gotten me thinking about some of the best sites to visit to commemorate black history in our country (The King Center is right down the street from me, I need to get off the sofa and revisit it this month). From historic sites to museums, from libraries to monuments, here are just a handful of significant places to reflect on our country’s complicated history of race relations. In light of recent events, I…
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    Home Design Find

  • A Floating Tea House for Garden Meditation Retreats

    Susan Kraemer
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:20 am
    Suspended above ground like a Japanese lantern is this charming Oriental garden folly by David Jameson Architect. The bronze, red cedar and glass tea house/meditation space appears as if by magic in the garden of an otherwise pedestrian suburban home in Betheseda, Maryland. The family will use the space not only to delight in its beauty, meditate and enjoy a tea ceremony, but to showcase performances of music recitals. A giant steel moment frame above the edifice suspends it in space, so that someone practicing meditation is actually floating above the world. The smooth refinement of its red…
  • A Hip Country Home for a Young Military Family

    Susan Kraemer
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    There is a wonderful, serene, perfect peace to this setting: a glassed in great room that opens at its center out into a precious view of the few trees beyond. The great room is the heart of a rustic retreat in drought-stricken Texas for a young military family. Bare bones materials like polished concrete flooring throughout and just plywood on the walls and ceiling are paired with beautiful construction design for a distinctive retreat on a budget. Their desire was for a getaway for family and friends to escape city life – without sacrificing a hip urban edge. In addition to a fan,…
  • Stunning Columbian Vacation Home Closes up When Not in Use

    Susan Kraemer
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    A dramatic U-shaped patio encloses a pool under a square box of the moody Columbian sky. A series of pool patios and open-air living spaces culminate in a central pool on a very grand scale in this Columbian vacation home from Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia. Huge garage-door style wooden shutters can open as an awning — or close the house when not in use. All around the pavilion-style residence, these wooden exterior shutters are designed to close by bi-folding, as in the bedrooms — or they can slide closed as giant movable walls. This means that the vacation retreat…
  • Design Dilemma: What to Know about Radiant Heat

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    Modern Hall by South East Architects & Building Designers AR Design Studio Ltd In the frozen depths of winter with temperatures hovering far below freezing, it’s natural to begin thinking of better alternatives to keeping the house warm. Most of us live with forced hot air, steam radiators or heat pumps. And yes, these can certainly do the job. But there’s another option out there that you probably haven’t considered: radiant floor heat. Radiant floor heat has been around a long time. The Ancient Romans used hot water pipes to warm floors, and it’s been the…
  • Industrial White Punched Metal, a Green Lagoon and… Chooks?

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    High humidity and hot temperatures in this region of Southern Spain dictated an open plan centered on a cooling lagoon for this Cadiz house overlooking the Strait of Gibralta by James & Mau. White metal makes an intriguing contrast with the languid green lagoon that surrounds the house. The client’s brief required a chooks-friendly design, adding a charming rustic touch to the industrial design. The only non-metal design element is the wooden hen house – chooks like their traditions. A hammock slung between the two buildings offers a central lazing destination in what feels…
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  • Link Love

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Colour trends for 2015 and interior inspirations for the up and coming tones... We are big fans of minimal interiors and this new "Softer than steel” furniture collection takes simplicity to a whole new level!  Gorgeous ceramics collection by Mazama Wares... We absolutely love the bright and bold colour palettes used in Levis Ambiance House interiors Deliciously scented perfume oils For all the dog lovers... here's some fun and quirky accessories for your pooch! An interesting slot shelving system that might solve your organisation needs... Magazine rack to hang your…
  • Paloma's nest

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:16 am
    {1. Custom ceramic portrait, 2& 3. Ring bearer bowl; 5. Animal ornament, 6. House portrait} To us, Paloma's nest is the epitome of thoughtful and precious personalised gifts. A great place to get custom made items for those special moments in one's life. How beautiful would a Ring bearer bowl with a quote that was significant to the couple be! Their newest addition, Custom ceramic portrait is such a great alternative to photographs which can be passed down for generations to come.. .. Paloma's nest
  • Home of Anne Kleinbloesem

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:48 am
    One of our favourite topics to post about is of course interior design. Today we're sharing the home of Anne Kleinbloesem, co-founder of Baas_Kleinbloesem interior design studio in Eindhoven. Of the many spaces they have worked on, Anne's own home was one of the places they were able to transform. We love how every room has it's own character but they all blend together really well and has a great homely vibe.. Photography: Anne Kleinbloesem & Thomas Baas .. Baas_Kleinbloesem
  • Face to Face: Interview with Present and Correct

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:32 pm
    If you are a stationery lover (like us!), you will seriously fall in love Present and Correct, an independent stationery store, home to carefully curated supplies that evoke a certain classic vibe. In the recent issue of the Bloesem Gazette, we spoke with its founder, Neal Whittington, about the emotions he hopes to bring to customers through his products. If you could choose a type of stationery to describe yourself, which would you choose and why? Definitely some kind of paperclip, because it attaches itself to ideas and clings on. How do you constantly keep yourselves inspired to create…
  • Kulor

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:29 pm
    The simplicity, colours and forms have got us head over heels for these handmade ceramics by Kulor. Plus, some of the gorgeous photography is by our favourite, Studio Oink. We always enjoy when 2 amazing talents collaborate, magic is created. .. Kulor
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    2Modern Blog

  • Neat Idea: Little Bishop Ceiling Hook (2Modern)
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Anyone who’s ever tried to corral the unruly electrical cables of a pendant light will cotton to this little device, produced by Melbourne industrial designer Antony Richards. Little Bishop is a mindfully designed contraption that cleverly keeps electrical cables neatly secured—without detracting from the intrinsic organic character of suspension lighting. The two-part fixture—comprised of post, which screws into the ceiling; and appended ‘hook,’ which holds the cable—is a seamless monolithic resin structure, designed to appear as a natural ceiling element,…
  • New 2Modern Brand: Foscarini Contemporary Lighting (2Modern)
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm
    A dazzling new addition to 2Modern’s family of brands is Foscarini, a Venice-based lighting company whose offerings include innovative creations by some of foremost contemporary designers on the scene—Patricia Urquiola’s sparkling Caboche collection of modern lamps (above) being amongst the most notable. Fueled by the desire to create lamps of “pure emotion,” Foscarini has presided over a collection of expressively beautiful modern lamps since its founding in 1981, featuring a range of chandeliers, suspension lights, and modern floor lamps distinct for their…
  • LZF Candelabro Graces Madrid’s NH Abascal Hotel (2Modern)
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    If there was any confusion as to where exactly the full effect of Candelabro—the bombastically beautiful suspension lighting fixture created by Spanish design brand LZF—could be best illustrated, it’s been cleared up beautifully by Madrid’s NH Abascal Hotel. In choosing Candelabro—a canopy of 15 separate elements representing LZF’s most recognizable lamps—for its main lobby, the hotel selected a dramatic tactile and visual counterpoint to the organized geometry and tailored sophistication of the lobby’s interior, while providing an ideal combination…
  • Carl Hansen & Søn Reissues Hans Wegner Tray Table (2Modern)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Carl Hansen & Søn, gatekeepers of Hans J. Wegner’s legacy, have just re-issued a Wegner-designed tray table that was originally introduced in 1970. Exhibited at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, CH417 Tray Table, comprised of circular wood top and foldable metal base, will now be made available in the original laminate version as well as a new oak iteration. The generously sized (approximately 25 in. in diameter) tray table, which features a band of light oak that encircles the tray’s surface area, is reversible, and may be removed from the base and used for…
  • Knoll Classics Sale: 15% Off + Free Delivery Feb 20 – March 5 (2Modern)
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Our Knoll Classics Sale offers a chance for modern design enthusiasts to own a piece of design history. Some of the most familiar and exalted modernist designs of the 20th Century, created by masters like Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia, and Florence Knoll, are being offered today at an elegant 15% reduction. Complimentary white glove delivery is included in this sale, which lasts through March 3rd. Visit our Knoll Classics Sale here >
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Easy Tips to Decorate Apartments

    Michael Landfair
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    by Amelie William Other than noisy neighbors and almost zero outdoor space, you are dealing with relatively tight indoor space when you opt to live in an apartment. Inspite of crammed living spaces, you can create a pleasing space with a few practical tips. 1.     Transform With DrapesWhen used in the right way, drapes can transform the size of your room. Even if your windows are small, consider using long drapes to create an illusion of spaciousness. Using extended drapes for smaller windows will only give the window an airy feeling.Photo credit:…
  • A Talk About the Kitchen Countertop Design

    Michael Landfair
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:21 pm
    By Anna AamoneThe perfect kitchen should look good but it should be also easy to clean and big enough for you to feel comfortable. The countertop is an important element in the design of this room of your home and also essential one, especially when it comes to cooking and cleaning. You need to have enough space to place some of your appliances and different kitchen supplies, as well as designate a certain area which will be big enough for cooking. Keep in mind that the insufficient space will turn the cooking into a tedious task and will also make you feel very uncomfortable in the…
  • The Best Interior for You

    Michael Landfair
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:17 pm
    by Brian Wilson            When taking on DIY and home improvement projects, you may expect the labor of constructing and installing your renovations to be the most difficult part of the job. However, any seasoned home improvement guru will most likely tell you that it’s not so much the effort of a project that creates the challenge—fully realizing your vision for a room or space is going to come down almost entirely to critical thinking and creative experimentation. Believe it or not, hammering the nails will be the easy…
  • Affordable Ways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

    Michael Landfair
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    By Tim SmithAdding curb appeal to your home can be done without spending a fortune. A few simple improvements can make all the difference in the look of your home exterior.Exterior Paint Traditional Exterior by Seattle Home Stagers Andrea Braund Home Staging & DesignDeveloping a tasteful color scheme for your home's exterior is one very impactful way to improve curb appeal. Contrasting trim colors and an inviting palette can really make your home stand out in a neighborhood. If you want the lowest possible cost you can do the work yourself, although this job is preferably done by…
  • Fabrica La Aurora

    Michael Landfair
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Wandering around the Fabrica La Aurora in San Miguel, Mexico, I came across this architectural firm with some interesting ideas:
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    Things That Inspire

  • On the market: a Suzanne Kasler house featured in Architectural Digest

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

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

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

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

    Things That Inspire
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:19 pm
    As I pulled out my Christmas china this morning, I was very thankful for my kitchen designer’s suggestion to incorporate storage into my kitchen island for holiday items.  The process of switching out the everyday dishes with the Christmas china takes only a few minutes!  My entire family loves the tradition of using Christmas china during the month of December, and I am looking forward to
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  • Dear Miss Cote de Texas: Kitchen Issues

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:12 pm
         And today, we have a new Dear Miss Cote de Texas decorating problem!!   I am wondering if you have a suggestion for my kitchen?  It has a huge Bordeaux island countertop.  I don’t particularly like the dark interior.  Do you suggest I paint the ebony cabinets in both the living room and kitchen to white or change the countertops/backsplash?  Which one offers the most impact to lighten the room yet provide the best value in terms of the cost?  All furnishings in the picture come from the stager.  I will have a dove colored sofa and white…
  • A Look At Designers: Lucas-Eilers

    15 Feb 2015 | 8:10 pm
      It’s that time of year again, when Houston’s front yards are filled with the bright colors of the azaleas that just love our soil (ha!)  The River Oaks Garden Club hosts the annual Azalea Trail and each year they sweat it out that the sensitive blooms will be in full show during the weekend which was picked a year ahead of time.  But, the Azalea Trail is all worth it, regardless if the flowers are in bloom or not.  The highlight of the Azalea Trail is wandering the 14 acres of Ima Hogg’s estate, Bayou Bend, named appropriately for its location at the bayou’s…
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  • Steel Bucket Bathroom Sinks

    Jane F
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    My list of attractive and affordable building materials includes steel bucket bathroom sinks. Among the favorite posts here on Atticmag was my piece on a Connecticut farm house Washtub Sink Laundry Room with hidden appliances and a oval galvanized steel bucket used as a sink. So imagine my Eureka! moment when I came across three steel bucket bathroom sinks — the same idea used in bathrooms. A quick search for “galvanized steel buckets” yields a variety of old-fashioned milk-pail shapes and sizes ranging in price from under $10 to $200. That’s great news for anyone who is budget-minded…
  • Forever Young Designer Furniture

    Jane F
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    Exactly how old are those iconic designer furniture pieces that look so modern? The truth may surprise you. The continuing popularity of 20th century modern designer furniture has led to a kind of visual shorthand. We look at a room and can easily spot a Saarinen table, Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair, or an Arco floor lamp. It’s the home décor version of recognizing an Hermès handbag, Chanel suit, or Louboutin shoes. And since modern designer furniture is licensed to a handful of manufacturers, you can always buy it new from Hive Modern, Design within Reach, Knoll or Palazzetti.
  • Tall Headboards

    Jane F
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Tall headboards are like diamonds. The larger they are the more attention they get. That may be one reason why we are seeing a trend towards tall headboards — some so high they cover the entire wall above a bed and nearly reach the ceiling. From a practical standpoint, a tall headboard is also a decorative element since the size eliminates the need for art. Tall headboards add a different surface to the room and, at the same time, make a statement. Often called ‘hotel’ headboards, their form follows function with attention to bed — and why not? Whimsical and stylish, this…
  • Bathroom Picture Walls

    Jane F
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    Few areas in the house offer as much opportunity for personalization, flamboyance, outrageousness, or all out decortropia than bathroom picture walls. If it’s your bath — one you use every day — then it’s easy to know whether bathroom picture walls should offer comfort or visual stimulation. In a guest bath the issues can be slightly more complex because either you’re using images you already own, or acquiring them for a certain effect. Each bathroom presents special issues for picture walls. First, there’s moisture from a shower or tub. Additionally, there can be tile…
  • Subway Tile Eurosplash Kitchen

    Jane F
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:03 pm
    What’s a subway tile eurosplash? Tile from counter to ceiling that gives this handsome gray kitchen its unique look. When it come to kitchen tile my motto is “more.” That’s why the design for my kitchen began with  tile. And it’s likely why a New York restaurateur chose a subway tile eurosplash look for her stunning gray, black and white Greenwich Village kitchen. With five kids in the house, the white subways set with black grout are practical, too. The subways run counter to ceiling all along the range wall [top]. It’s important to have a heatproof…
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Why Choose Norman Blinds? – A Green Alternative

    Benjamin Serven
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:11 am
    Norman International makes wonderful blinds and shades, but also what are undeniably the best shutters in the world. Norman has been in the business since 1973 and making the top shutters and shades in the industry for over 40 years. With unique designs, specialty items, and a big emphasis on staying green, any product from Norman International will allow you to support the environment and get a classic look. It’s so easy being green… Norman is the king of shutters and even has a private island over which to rule. You might think we’re joking but, they really do own an…
  • Need Window Inspiration? Shop by Photo with the Inspirational Gallery!

    Abigail Sawyer
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    Know you need a new window look but not sure where to start? Use the NEW Inspirational Gallery to browse through hundreds of  photos of products in real rooms. When you find your perfect look, you’ll know it instantly. We promise. Photos come from the studios, the homes of real customers and your favorite bloggers. How to Shop for Blinds with the Inspirational Gallery Start your search by filtering the photos according to the space you’re decorating. Sort by room or product to narrow down your choices. Found a photo you love? Click to take a…
  • Vintage Wood For Your Windows: Architectural Wood Blinds from

    Abigail Sawyer
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Take a classic look to an exciting new heights. Wood blinds are an effortless choice for your home, but with exciting colors and finishes they’ll be anything but ordinary. We’re excited to share the Architectural Wood collection – only available at 5 Things to Love About Architectural Wood Blinds 1. Made with African Abachi Wood Abachi wood is a high quality versatile material used in many industries for its rich grain, durability and light weight. It’s even used to make guitars. Abachi wood ensures longer lasting and the lighter weight makes them easy…
  • 10 Surprising Ways To Reuse Old Bamboo Blinds

    Abigail Sawyer
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    You got new blinds, but what do you do with the old ones? Rather than sending them to the landfill, there are many surprising ways to recycle old window treatments, and often the greenest option is to repurpose them around your house. If you have Bamboo or Woven Wood Shades lying around, first we’d ask you to think twice about taking them down. They’re SO hot right now. But if they’re really worn out or not for you, here are 10 ways to reuse them. 10 Surprising Ways to Reuse Old Bamboo Blinds Many of these projects require you to disassemble your shade. Learn how with…
  • Meet Kyle – Your Designer!

    Benjamin Serven
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Meet Kyle! Kyle has only been with for just a year but he’s already found his niche as a design consultant.  He was born and raised in New Jersey and now resides in Houston, TX, home of the Blinds.complex. When we asked him about his personal sense of style, he told us his style is influenced by Brooks Bros., Saddleback Leather, old barber shops, and his motorcycle. Favorite Product: Bali Honeycomb Shades Favorite part of working as a Designer: “I work with my friends.” Favorite hobbies: Hiking, any outdoor activities, sports – mostly…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Post+Beam’s Visual-Centered Office {Office Tour}

    The Office Stylist
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    Describe your office space to us. It has a very minimalistic and modern feel but with feminine touches. Lots of white, silver and black features, but pops of color here and there. We played off the industrial features like exposed pipes and ductwork and concrete floors. As a small office, we wanted to make the space feel open... View full post > Related posts: Lauren Messiah’s Fabulous Home Office {Office Tour} Behind-the-scenes of Movember’s Brand New U.S. Headquarters {Office Tour} Karen Davis’ Playful & Pink Office {Office Tour}
  • Design Dilemma Solved: A Cure for the Cubicle Blues

    Rima Butto
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
      I got a great question from Jessica who’s worried about her transition from her home office to a (eek!) cubicle.   Jessica asks: “I’ve worked at home for nine years and am now returning to an office. My workspace is so important to me, but I can’t find any good cubicle decor. Any advice?”... View full post > Related posts: Cubicle Divider: Not Your Average Cubicle Decorate your Cubicle with Cubicle Paper Stylish Cubicle? Yes it’s possible!
  • Finding your Office’s Statement Piece

    Rima Butto
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Image found here. You probably have a go-to statement piece in your closet that spices up your plainer outfits, like a jeweled necklace or a killer pair of heels. But what about for your office? Do you have a hero piece that garners lots of attention while simultaneously tying together the rest of your space? If your... View full post > Related posts: Finding the Perfect Office Space Perfectly Styled— Chic Statement Office Finding your Office Chair Soulmate
  • Laila Fazil’s Clean & Trendy Home Office {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    Describe your office space to us. My teen’s office space is bright and airy with beautiful views! She has windows that overlook the pool in the backyard and the rolling hills during the day. At night, she can see all the sparkling lights against the dark sky.  A beautiful gold vintage mirror is placed above her desk... View full post > Related posts: Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Lauren Messiah’s Fabulous Home Office {Office Tour} Bonnie Bakhtiari’s Pink and Chic Home Office {Office Tour}
  • How to Style the Perfect Stacked Tray

    Rima Butto
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Image found here. I love scrolling through Pinterest everyday – it’s where I get a lot of my inspiration! But it’s also really easy to get caught up in the magical world of other people’s spaces – after awhile, you kind of forget that what you’re looking at is actually real. Once you consider trying... View full post > Related posts: Lappers: More than just a Pretty Tray Office Style Tip of the Week-Making your letter trays pretty Life at Work with Tray Chaney of HBO’s The Wire
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  • What’s Hot From Dallas Market 2015

    11 Feb 2015 | 5:25 pm
    The Dallas International Lighting Market is renowned as the largest lighting show in the country. During the event this past January, we returned to one of our favorite lighting manufacturer showrooms: Littman Brands. They launched more than 400 new products collectively for 2015. Hudson Valley Lighting introduced more than 175 designs across a variety of aesthetics while Troy Lighting and Corbett Lighting introduced more than 50 new collections. To break down the best from the best, let’s take a look at some of these trending new designs straight from Dallas. Lewis by Hudson Valley…
  • Made In Italy

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Italian writer and critic Umberto Eco once said, “If other countries had a theory of design, Italy had a philosophy, maybe even an ideology of design.” During the mid-twentieth century, most of Europe shifted their design concept to focus on functionality; on the contrary, Italian brands decided not to jump on the bandwagon, instead incorporating modern life and contemporary designs in addition to functionality . S-Chair by Tom Dixon A perfect example would be the iconic S-Chair by Tom Dixon – designed for renowned Italian furniture brand Cappellini in 1991, the S-shaped chair is…
  • CXC Simulations: For The Ultimate Man Cave!

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    What do you get the person who has everything? This question can stump even the savviest of shoppers, particularly around the holidays. The answer becomes even more challenging when the recipient has specific, luxury tastes – such as the car collector. With shows like Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” shedding light on this unique hobby, car collecting has become more visible than ever – and is rapidly expanding. Recently $422.5 million in collector cars were sold in auctions across Pebble Beach, (link:…
  • Bath to School – Get Your Bathroom in Fall Shape

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Back to school is the time of year to get a fresh start. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils and new packs of paper are great reminders to organize your home for the year ahead. Out of all the rooms that need a little love, why not start with the bathroom? An organized bathroom makes for less stressful mornings and close calls at the bus stop. Turn over a new leaf this September with these products guaranteed to enhance, organize and beautify the bath. DUNA – Sonia Marked by a sinuous wave texture, DUNA creates a relaxing ambiance. A polished stainless steel handle gently flows along the…
  • National Candy Month

    27 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Although National Candy Month is coming to a close, we’re feeling sweet, not sour. That’s because we’ve taken a trip to the candy shop to find designs certain to sweeten up any room year round. With bright colors and shapes to delight the eyes and taste buds, look no further than this colorful array of our favorite candy-inspired products. Vola faucet Arne Jacobson’s iconic faucet isn’t just a bathroom fixture – it’s a part of design history. An updated classic with 15 vibrant colors straight out of the jelly bean jar, we can’t help but feel elated at the sight of this sweet…
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Dreaming of Italy

    21 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Here are some quick photos of my trip to Italy. We flew into Milan and drove to Canale, Alba, Barbaresco, Lucca, Monforte then to Firenze, Orvieto, Montecino, and finally to Roma. It was beautiful and not too many tourists. Bridget Beari "Snapshots of My Trip to Italy" from Bridget Beari Designs on Vimeo.
  • Anatomy of a Room - Kit Kemp Bedrooms

    14 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    Having just returned from a fabulous trip to Europe, I stayed in some amazing hotels but The Ham Yard Hotel in London captured my attention. Designed by Kit Kemp, it is one of the Firmdale hotels that she owns with her husband.  As my New Years goal is details, this hotel was full of design surprises and curious choices. I loved her layering skills - mixed up, unmatched but not too juvenile or garish. Here is her design philosophy from Lonny Magazine: "My palette is diverse, but my style is about achieving a balance between what’s colorful and what’s neutral and…
  • Changes for the New Year

    10 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    Well, here we are....  going into a New Year 2015. I've decided that this year will be the year of "Refining." I've become slightly obsessed with details - for myself and my design style. I want to design products and rooms that create interesting dynamics the between objects. It always takes so much time searching for the final details of room to get it just right - artwork and accessories. It's not about going to Home Goods and throwing some cheap stuff around. These are the critical details. Interior of HDG Architecture OfficeIt may be minimal but the details…
  • Happy New Year Everyone!

    31 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    I love the beginning of a New Year - fresh start, resolutions, new beginning ….   I think this one will be a great one! There have been many changes and achievements at Bridget Beari as well as hurdles. I am thankful for them all ...We are ready for a New Year full of excitement and success. Come join the ride! Love….
  • Influenced by a Master - Jean Royere

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    I love art books. I could spend hours looking through them for reference for a design project or just for inspiration. For my Christmas present to myself I bought a 3 book collection on Jean Royere, a French interior designer and furniture maker. 1902-1981Jean started as a banker and at the age of 31 changed careers into the business of design and furniture making. In 1934 he designed the new layout of the Brasserie Carlton on the Champs Elysees. This made his mark in the world of interior design. He is best know for his international patrons such as King Farouk, King Hussein…
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    27 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Love this beautifully constructed apartment by Joseph Dirand Architecture in the Paris suburbs.  This stunning apartment in Neuilly is the epitome of modern elegance.  Why is it that everything in...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="//" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    So best of friend AM is now redecorating her spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath NYC apartment.  2014-2015 has been the year of decorating for her.  She started with totally remodeling and designing her...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="//" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    Oh it must be nice. Leave the lovely Los Angeles area for a few months to spend time in the most beautiful city of the world during the crisp winter. Well that is exactly what my dear mom is doing...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="//" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
      Very important question for you today…a pressing question which I am sure all of you have been contemplating for weeks since the “news” broke that king of music Jay Z and his wife... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
      Always looking for interesting ideas to decorate walls. I have a problem with committing to art on my walls. In my little tiny cottage in the Hollywood Hills, I am very fortunate to have a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business

  • Building Your Team

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:43 am
    By Gail Doby, ASID How do you know when you are understaffed? If you are doing any of the following: Things you don’t like to do Things you don’t do well Things you don’t want to do Things you aren’t trained to do Things that don’t make money or bring in clients for your business Things that you procrastinate about I’m not implying that you should hire full-time [...]
  • Organize Your Interruptions

    20 Feb 2015 | 9:25 am
    By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at DSU Are you a slave to phone calls, emails and/or texts?  If you answered “yes” then you are still a slave to OPP (other people’s priorities).  Interruptions are a fact of life, but have you considered how much more billable time would be available in your day if you could have some control over [...]
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    Simplified Bee

  • Color Crush :: True Blue

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:44 pm
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. This elegant blue and white table vignette for Legends of la Cienega 2014 designed by Mark D. Sikes struck a cord with me. I’m drawn to the layered patterns, chinoiserie touches and brilliant blues. The timeless color palette is on trend again and here are a few home décor favorites I’ve spotted recently: blue décor product links: 1. swirl vase // 2. throw pillow // 3. ginger jar // 4. bowl set 5. dining chair // 6. table lamp //…
  • Baby Boy Nursery Design by Caitlin Flemming

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Sophisticated, timeless and just plain adorable. The nursery created by Caitlin Flemming, interior designer and the voice behind the Sacramento Street blog is all that. Featured on Rue Daily last week, Caitlin shares the sweet room that welcomed her son, Jackson. The neutral room is grounded in beiges and whites (great starting points for either gender) and then layered with blue accents. It’s clearly a baby’s room, although…
  • 5 Faves :: Pinterest Home Decor

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:44 am
    Last week my computer died. It was frustrating at first, but I got a little break from blogging and work that I needed. In addition, I have a brand new computer! Even though I wasn’t blogging, I still found time for one of my favorite sites: Pinterest. Here are a few of the most popular pins from the last week: image sources 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 happy decorating, cristin The post 5 Faves :: Pinterest Home Decor appeared first on Simplified Bee.
  • The Buzz :: Valentine Gift Ideas for Her

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    disclosure: This post contains an affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. It’s time to remind the sweethearts in your life that you love them. Although I don’t think it essential to give and get presents for Valentine’s Day, it’s nice to have a wish list ready just in case your love ones ask. Here’s a little round-up of some lovely gifts I’d be thrilled to receive from my Valentine.  Product links: 1.  iPhone charger  // 2.  gold leaf white chocolates 3. brass love box // 4. body…
  • Nursery Room Ideas :: The Animal Print Shop

    6 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    What spawns the design for a nursery room? Often times it can be a fabric, paint color or even crib design. However, in some cases its the artwork. This is certainly the case for many of the nursery rooms that feature the beautiful photography of animals by Sharon Montrose. From forest to farm, Montrose has captured the most amazing images images of animals (many babies themselves) perfect for an infant’s new space and sells them directly at The Animal Print Shop. Here are a few of my favorite nursery room ideas found on their blog. Adorable, right? happy decorating, cristin *all photos…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Stunning Victorian - Part 2

    Trudy Crane
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Yesterday I showed you the most amazing Victorian rental that is part of the Light Locations agency. We saw the main living spaces here yesterday and today I am posting the most beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. I mean that tub and those sinks in the main bedroom! Wow....What a great place for a photo shoot!Have a great weekend!! Enjoy!Trudyxxvia Light Locations
  • Stunning Victorian - Part 1

    Trudy Crane
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    I have shown homes from the company called Light Locations before on the blog. This agency in England is in the business of providing amazing locations for the tv and film industry....and do they ever have the most inspiring places to shoot! This stunning Victorian home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and many spacious living areas that would be a dream live in. The mouldings, floors and wall detail are all so incredible you don't need much furniture to bring out the best in this home. Today I am just showing the living spaces and tomorrow I will feature the bedrooms and bathrooms. Too…
  • San Francisco Modern

    Trudy Crane
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Loving this modern San Francisco apartment....amazing artwork and furniture! That console is really something and is a perfect statement piece in the room. The grey walls and wonderful tile in the bathroom are carried through in the kitchen...really well done!photos:  Aubrie Pick (go check her site! amazing photographer!!)Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life Enjoy!TrudyxxPhotos by Aubrie Pickvia: (see more photos at Design Milk)  Design Milk
  • Scandi Retreat

    Trudy Crane
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:44 pm
    This home has a wonderful Scandinavian vibe but is actually in southern New York state. The pure white walls with the black brick fireplace and of course the wood neatly stacked in the wall are great details. Great light fixture in the living room with a mid-century feel that mixes perfectly with the other furnishings and accessories in the room. Gorgeous white kitchen with marble backsplash....yes I think I could move right in thanks!Photography by Maxwell Tielman via Design SpongeLinking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic…
  • The Apartment by The Line

    Trudy Crane
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:44 pm
    I have mentioned The Apartment by The Line before on the blog but I had never visited it on previous trips to New York. My daughter has gone several times and posted pictures on her Instagram (check out her account here - its amazing!). So we braved the cold and visited on Friday morning hoping it would be open…some days are by appointment only. Luckily the Director of The Apartment, a wonderful, knowledgeable and gracious woman, let us in and allowed us to wander and take photos . The Apartment is set up to look just like someone's home but every piece is available…
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    Franki Durbin

  • Musings: On Forging New Pathways...

    franki durbin
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    Knowingly or not, we are largely creatures of habit. In order to change your life, you'll have to make consistent changes to your daily routine. That's right: switch up the tiny behaviors we do each day to make sweeping changes to your life. Change on a micro level is what results in big results on the larger scale. Consider your daily practices, your daily habits and your routine carefully, as you just might be walking yourself down humdrum lane without much thought. Need an example? Consider the cup of milk. Just one drop of red food coloring and it's now glass of rosy fluid.
  • Loving: All Black Everything...

    franki durbin
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    Thank God black on black is the go-to look for models off duty and every street style favorite out there. For good reason: this rich shade makes even a simple tee and shorts look chic. Not many colors of the rainbow can achieve such a glamorous look with little or no effort. But black, glorious black, is here to save the day every day. Strip my closet down to just black, white denim and pink and I'd be happy. Prizing black perhaps the most of that limited list. For me it exudes sophistication, luxury and a regal air regardless of the season. SHOP THE SHADE If you need further proof of…
  • Color Crush: Fresh Squeezed Zesty Orange...

    franki durbin
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:34 am
    Never underestimate the power of color to energize and inspire. When I need a lift, a zesty dash or bold orange - be it by embroidered pillow, scented candle or cashmere sweater - has the power to elevate my mood. Not as rich as red, not as sunny as yellow, orange is in a realm of it's own. I find it endlessly cheerful and packed with power. It's no wonder it is a longtime designer favorite in both fashion and interiors. SHOP THESE FRESH SQUEEZED FAVORITES Styling tip: Much like citrus juice itself, a little goes a long way. A dash of orange, a hint of tangerine a pop of lemon does the…
  • The Everyday Bombshell: Effortless Envious Locks...

    franki durbin
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:11 am
    This is the first in a series of posts I feel inspired to write to share some "get fabulous fast" tips & tricks. Face it, none of us have enough "free" time or need to extend our morning routine. In the spirit of sharing, I wanted to share a few beauty & fashion methods and practices I employ to pull it all together with limited time. The Everyday Bombshell series should be viewed a busy girl's guide to looking (and feeling) fabulous when the clock only wants to trip you up. I hope you'll enjoy! If you've read my other hair posts you'll know I love long loose messy waves and…
  • Perspective: Outlook is Everything...

    franki durbin
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    Life is all about your perspective. Are you tending to your flowers or the weeds in your garden? Are you focusing on the brilliant wonders in your life or the nuisances and lack? It's important, because your mindset determines your outlook... your outlook determines your experience and your daily experiences tally up to be the very summary of your life. There are flowers all around you. Your friends, your family, your internet connection, your incredible mind, your very breath. Celebrate those incredible assets in your life and choose to focus on them. Stop feeding the weeds and they'll…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • DIY Map String Art With An Industrial Vibe

    Brittney Smart
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    String art was popular a few decades ago, and it’s making a comeback now. You can create virtually any shape or picture with string art, and a few simple twists can make the wall art completely custom to you and your life and style. Here’s a tutorial for how to create a large map of string art with an industrial vibe over the weekend. Feel free to tweak anything you read here to make a piece you absolutely love!DIY Level: Beginner/IntermediateMaterials Needed:Plywood cut to desired size (19/32” thick used in example, and sized about 2.5’ x 3.5’)Paint (optional)Minwax Polycrylic…
  • Gardening Tips Pt III: Companion Planting

    Casey Watkins
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    Have you ever noticed that everything in this life comes in or is made better by pairs? Coffee needs cream. Dark needs light. Mr. Rabbit needs Mrs. Rabbit. The one can’t do without the other. The principle is no different when it comes to gardening.There are certain plants that compliment our vegetables and other plants that are their worst enemies. By learning which plants benefit our gardens, you can reduce the threat of pests as well as help your veggies thrive. Isn’t that what we strive for as gardeners? Take a look at these 10 companion plants that aid our basic vegetables as…
  • How To Organize Drawers for Every Room of the House!

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:51 am
    How many junk drawers do you have in your house? Let us guess. There’s one in the kitchen. There’s one in the bathroom. There may be one in your bedroom. And there is most definitely one in the home office. How many drawers have you designated to one specific item just to find them completely disheveled the very next day? Instead of having your essentials throw in a drawer and left to create chaos, we’re sharing some doable ways to organize drawers for every room of the house! Let’s have a look!1. Mesh Baskets.Could it be in your kitchen, mud room or laundry room?
  • World-Famous Architects Share With Us Their Inspiring Quotes

    Simona Ganea
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    If there’s anything famous architects tried to teach us over the years is to never underestimate the power of design. Iconic names such as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid or Antoni Gaudi became famous for their intuitive thinking, out-of-the-box approach and stunning projects but the legacies they entrust us with is far greater than that. It’s perhaps their words of wisdom that inspire us the most.Frank Gehry.I don’t know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.Walt Disney Concert HallBorn on the 28th of February 1929, Canadian architect Frank Gehry has become world…
  • Cyprus Home Responds To Its Environment With A Modern Design

    Simona Ganea
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:58 am
    The focus for Vardastudio Architects & Designers is on making each project a direct response to its environmental conditions so when the practice started working on this unusual residence in Paphos, Cyprus, they gave it their best.The house offers a total living space of 384 square meters organized on three levels. The most interesting aspect of the project is the fact that the site is a steep hillside and the house is half buried into the slope, using the soil as insulation.Given the location, the way the spaces are organized is not exactly conventional. The entry is at the top level and…
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  • Baines&Fricker furniture

    Andrew Dunning
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    It’s just a few months until Clerkenwell Design Week in May and I’m excited to see that Baines&Fricker will be exhibiting for the first time this year. They will be showing two new furniture ranges. Baines&Fricker was started in 2011 by a Brighton based husband and wife team, Steve Baines is a furniture maker and his wife Eliza Fricker is an illustrator and screen printer. I already love some of their wallpaper, especially the Bird Cages design, so it’s great to see their range expanding with more furniture. The new Pew range obviously draws influence from the pew…
  • Louis Poulsen

    Andrew Dunning
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Louis Poulsen is recognised as one of the leading lighting companies in the world. Founded in 1874 many of the classic light fittings we specify for interior design projects are manufactured by the company. Their range is constantly evolving and they often launch new versions of existing products. This month they are doing just that with the new version of the Collage fitting to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of its launch. The pendant was first launched in 2005 in collaboration with Danish designer, Louise Campbell who is known for her lighting and furniture designs. Since it’s…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    This week in the office we are starting work on a kitchen for a client who has just returned from living in a New York loft. After enjoying the American lifestyle the brief is for a kitchen that needs to be streamlined with an industrial look but also very functional. This week’s Room of Week has the perfect style we are looking for. Many people like to hide everything away in their kitchen and if you are a ‘neat freak’ that’s often the best design decision. If you prefer to adopt open shelving in your kitchen it will bring a new aspect of detailing to your room. The…
  • Deadgood

    Andrew Dunning
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:07 am
    Sometimes you find a company that is perfectly named for the products they sell – Deadgood is a prime example, all their products are indeed dead good! Having admired their lighting and furniture ranges its great news that they are about to launch their first full range of interiors accessories. Deadgood are building on their success and launching new products which are fun and often eccentric – as their website says ‘in simple terms we like to think of it as developing ‘Products with Personality’. The new products certainly have personality and I love the…
  • Surface View Elements

    Andrew Dunning
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    I have been a fan of Surface View for a long time now and we have used them on a few residential projects. The large scale maps they produce are a great talking point in any interior – I’ve currently got my eye on one of their amazing London murals for our office redecoration. They introduced their Edit series recently which features images across a range of interiors products for the home, including lampshades, cushions and wall charts. Previous series have include vintage images from the V&A collection and images of exploring the world. The latest series Elements has been…
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    Studio M

  • Color Crush: Snow White

    Jon Peters
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M Last weekend, a few friends and I took a short vacation to Puerto Rico in order to escape the cold and get plenty of sunshine. Not only did I get sunburnt and catch a cold on the airplane (happens to me every single time), it made me really wish that spring and summer would get here just a little bit faster. I personally hold the belief that if the weather is going to be in the freezing temps that we should be able to get at least a little bit of snow in the South! In honor of our lack of snowfall, I’ve decided to write today’s Color Crush post on what can also be considered to…
  • Kilim Me Softly

    Jon Peters
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M Step aside, Moroccan Trellis Shag Rug because there’s a new hot floor covering trend in town! It seems as though everywhere I look, whether it’s on Pinterest, a West Elm catalogue, or even in-person at World Market or Home Goods, kilim rugs seem to be inescapable. Maybe it’s me just now noticing them but I feel like including these vibrant flat-weave around the home can bring in some really great color and pattern into a space. PS, I challenge you to try and get The Fugees from being stuck in your head all day… Even though tribal rugs have already been a major thing for a…
  • NPH’s Harlem Townhouse

    Jon Peters
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M If I had to pick one celebrity couple to choose as my absolute favorite, I’d choose Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka. Not only are these two bonafide Hollywood elite, they also appear to be very down to earth and really value great interior design that expresses who they are as a couple. When Neil and David aren’t vacationing in Hawaii with Sir Elton John and his family, they are at home in the couple’s newly renovated five story Harlem townhouse in New York City. What I love about Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka is that they’re both successful in their…
  • Butcher Block Counters

    Jon Peters
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M There’s no doubt that one of the biggest trending kitchen designs these days is the white or gray painted cabinetry with Carrera marble countertops. Throw in a white subway tile backsplash and some brass hardware and pendant light fixtures and you have Pinterest’s ultimate kitchen design. However, just as most things are on the social networking site, most ideas are great in theory and sometimes aren’t as realistic in real life. One of my favorite practical ideas, however, would have to be a classic butcher block countertop for a stylish, all-purpose kitchen. I don’t know…
  • Bold + Bright Chic Color

    Richard Torres
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Studio M The Oscars aired last night with great movie contenders and fancy makeup and set design inspirations. This bold and contemporary penthouse is something straight from an Oscar-worthy movie that’s perfect for friends and family gatherings. The dining room entrance alone looks like it’s part of The Grand Budapest Hotel with the bold colors and pin striping edges. The color scheme definitely makes a statement in every room and is a great partner to the overall contemporary chic vibe. The decor compliments the overall design and dresses each room as if each piece of furniture and…
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  • Tips on Remodelling Your Outdoor Patio

    Interior Design Style
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    With spring just around the corner, now is the time you should start thinking about remodeling your garden in order to capitalize on the upcoming good weather. From sowing some flower seeds to laying a new lawn, there are various things you can do to make your outside space more appealing. However, the patio is bound to be a focal point and prioritizing this above anything else makes perfect sense. Knowing what to do and how to go about it is another question altogether though. So with this in mind, here are some tips on remodeling your patio into an elegant yet functional outdoor oasis.
  • How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly With Style

    Interior Design Style
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:55 am
    Eco-friendly homes are great for the environment, but did you know that they can be stylish as well? To keep your eco-friendly home looking sophisticated and fashionable, just check out the following 10 nifty tips: Recycled Furniture Being environmentally friendly doesn’t mean that you have to boycott the furniture store anymore. As the world becomes ever more eco-conscious, the market for green businesses has begun to expand. The results? Fantastic. Buy an attractive sofa made from all natural and recycled fabrics, or furnish your patio with Adirondack chairs manufactured from…
  • 10 Interior Upgrades That Add Value To Your Home

    Interior Design Style
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    The path to selling your home can be a long and tedious one. You need to learn to improve the value of your home so that you can convince your potential buyers more easily. One of the areas that increase the value of your home is its interior, which is the living space. Here are various ways to boost the value of your home. 1. Splash on a Fresh Coat of Paint Paint provides significant results in a short period and with little investment. A fresh coat of paint makes the space look livable and neat. Find out the ideal color combinations for large spaces and small spaces. Painting your…
  • How to Maintain Your Sash Windows

    Interior Design Style
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Traditional sash and case windows are straight forward, extremely durable and look beautiful. They are usually found on period buildings, as they were first developed in the 17th century, but they also look stunning on modern buildings too. Take a look at our guide for maintaining them so they work well for a very long time. How They Work Sash and case windows consist of two timber frames components or ‘sashes’ which slide up and down in the channels formed in the surrounding ‘case’. Sashes are usually hung on ropes or brass chains called ‘sash cords’ that pass over pulleys…
  • Modern Kitchen Treasury

    17 Feb 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Treasury from: Modern Art Modern Kitchen Ceiling Pendant Mood Lamp Modern Art Light From: Ikea $39.48 Coiled basket large green contemporary danish From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $47.00 White Metal Rectangular Umbrella Stand From: DSG $79.00 White Modern Chair From: DSG $103.20 Pearlized Gold Bottle From: DSG $85.00 Galaxy Art Color Swirl Glass Vase From: DSG $43.62 Nautilus 4 From: DSG $39.99 White Ceramic Vase with Matte From: Beautiful Home $30.00 rectangular heron coffee table From: Furniture Creations $649.00 Sideboard, Light Oak From: Beautiful Home $300.00 Bottle…
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  • Loft vs studio: The differences between lofts and studios

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    While lofts and studios both share an absence of dividing walls, they carry a strong appeal with young professionals. Starkly different in terms of their fundamental design, layout and functionalities, we’ve highlight the differences between a loft and a studio to clear up any misconceptions that would  have you mistake one for the other. Differences between a loft and a studio Size The most distinguishable difference between a loft and a studio is size. Studios, by definition, are small and compact. With the average studio size at around 500 square feet, studios (also known as…
  • Featured Home: $679,000 in Castlemore, Brampton

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    2 Ricardo Road Detached House for sale in Castlemore, Brampton Price Tag: $679,000 TRP Rebate: $2,546 Nestled on a large corner lot in the family friendly community of Castlemore, Brampton, this spacious 2,500 square foot 4-bedroom detached home comes complete with upgraded features and finishes from head to toe. From its sleek modern kitchen that opens up to the dinning room to its hardwood floors and gas fireplace, which sits as a centrepiece of the living room, this property combines chic interiors in a suburban setting. Situated just five minutes walking distance is Fairlaw Public…
  • Floor plans and amenties at CityLights on Broadway earn the spotlight

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    Set to take shape at 99 Broadway Avenue, just steps from the Eglinton Subway Station and Toronto’s bustling Yonge & Eglinton intersection, CityLights on Broadway boasts a near perfect 93/100 walk score. Yet, the two-tower Pemberton project has not only caught the attention of condo hunters for its coveted midtown location, but also for its 28,000 square feet of exclusive lifestyle amenity space. Dubbed The Broadway Club, CityLights’ indoor amenities alone span three storeys across 18,000 square feet. With everything from badminton courts, basketball courts and a…
  • Hot MLS Listings: February 23 – February 27

    TheRedPin Team
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal our Hot MLS listings in the Greater Toronto Area that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! Apt. 1609 – 88 Park Lawn Road Mimico, Toronto Contact Albert Charles to Book a Tour Asking Price: $369,900TheRedPin Rebate: $1,387 | Details: 1+1 Beds, 1 Bath 7690G County Rd #50 Road Trent Hills, Ontario Contact Eva Allaire to Book a Tour Asking Price:…
  • What is a Buyer Representation Agreement?

    TheRedPin Team
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    Photo Source: Flickr/Juli Buying a home is likely the largest purchase you’ll make in your life, and making that milestone decision without the services of a professional Realtor®, while not impossible, is the riskier move. Yet, deciding to play it safe isn’t as simple as hiring an agent. It’s critical that you clearly discuss the relationship between you (the client) and the Realtor® in detail – from the expectations of the Realtor® to the services you require as a homebuyer. That is where a Buyer Representation Agreement (or B.R.A for short) comes into play.
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  • Florence, Finest recycled Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.Our Florence design's sober and elegant line is an homage to the beautiful bridges of Florence.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations…
  • Starflower, recycled oak wine barrel stave candle holder, 4 glass candlestick holders, one of a kind, Ready to Ship by StilNovoDesign

    18 Feb 2015 | 3:44 pm
    95.99 USDStarflower is an elegant candleholder, made using a single oak stave recycled from used french wine barrels, complete of 4 large glass candlestick holders. This piece is a one of a kind and ready to ship.Starflower will look exquisite as an elegant centerpiece for a dining table, fireplace mantel or side table and it will make a very unique and stylish housewarming gift, holiday, Valentine's, Mother's day or birthday present.The red wine previously held in the barrel stains the underside of the stave conferring its particular character to it, while the top is finished with a…
  • Tulips, recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder, 5 glass votive holders, one of a kind, ready to ship by StilNovoDesign

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    98.99 USDElegant “Tulips” candleholder, using a single oak stave, recycled from used French wine barrels and 5 large votive candle holders. This piece is a one of a kind and ready to ship as featured.This wine barrel stave candleholder is about 29 1/4” long x 4 3/16” wide. The beautiful tulip glass holders are about 2 7/8 “ tall and will accommodate either votive candles or large candlesticks. The red wine previously held in the barrels stains the underside conferring its particular character to it, while the upper-side is finished in a rich mahogany color.Our finely candleholders…
  • The Temple, charming little zen stool, recycled wine barrel staves of solid French white oak by StilNovoDesign

    16 Feb 2015 | 5:53 pm
    89.99 USDOur little Temple stool is entirely made of recycled oak wood from French wine barrels.Although it was conceived as a footstool for classical guitar players, it has been often used by our customers as a child's stool, plant stand, meditation stool, side mini-table, or to cleverly place it under the feet when seated at the computer for an extended period of time, in order to guarantee better posture and support.We find that it can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive and versatile piece of home decor.The top and the sides are stained with the red wine…
  • The Galaxy, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color. by StilNovoDesign

    16 Feb 2015 | 5:53 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 Galaxy design celebrates the beauty and mystery of planets' creation.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain &…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • Take A Seat On These Comfy Home Built-Ins

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    You probably have a special piece of furniture that you sit in at your house - a chair, couch, sofa, recliner, rocker, or bench - maybe it's a chair so comfortable that it moves with you from house to house, until it's worn to threads.You might also have a special place to sit in your home - a chair by a sunny window, a recliner with a perfect view of the TV, or a front porch where you can chat with neighbors.Or maybe your house combines both, like the built-in seating in these homes.Here's a room full of built-ins - the thick walls create space for wine bottles, and the banquette…
  • 9 Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Home

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    Conventional wisdom, as it relates to houses, is often too much convention and not enough wisdom.Every year, somebody publishes a list of which conventional home improvements will give you the best (or the worst) return on your remodeling investment.Remodel a bathroom. Replace your siding. Don’t build a swimming pool. Paint everything neutral colors.Sit up straight. Get a haircut. Call your mother.If “return on investment” (ROI) is why you bought a home, or why you’re remodeling one, you can stop reading now. Because the rest of this article isn’t for you.Three, two, one…still…
  • 6 Custom Built-in Ideas That Might Fit Into Your 2015 Home Design Plans

    13 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Most of the homes and most of the remodeling projects we design include some sort of “built-in” somewhere in the house.Built-ins are custom-designed, made-from-scratch parts of the house that are designed for very specific purposes. Sometimes they’re bookshelves; sometimes they’re built as seating, and sometimes they hold wine bottles – built-ins can be designed to do whatever you need them to do.A built-in is almost always a much better use of space than furniture you might buy to do the same thing because it can be tucked into a wall, or under a stair, or between two rooms.With…
  • And The Winners Are: Your 5 Favorite "Sense Of Place" Posts from 2014

    5 Jan 2015 | 4:27 am
    My sincere thanks to everyone who found our posts, tweets, pins, and projects helpful in 2014!  As we gear up for a very busy 2015, here's a recap of the 5 "Sense Of Place" articles that you read the most:#1) The 6 Things You Must Have To Be Sure You’re Getting The Best Price For Your New Home or Remodeling Project#2) How To Avoid The Twin Demons Waiting to Sabotage Your Remodeling Project#3) Can Your House Wreck Your Marriage?#4) When Is It Too Cold To Build A House?#5) 10 Reasons Why You Should Rekindle Your Love Affair With Tudor HomesNeed expert Residential…
  • The 3 Big Things You Must Know to Control Your Home Construction Budget

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

  • Ferm = Great Design

    6 Feb 2015 | 9:28 am
    I’m super excited to add new designs from Ferm Living! Inka Blanket What a great find!  Beautiful, bold print on organic cotton at an awesome price point.  I can’t wait to have this blanket in my living room. Inka Cushion in Gray Inka Cushion in Rose I’ll be adding a few more Ferm Living designs over the next few days… Can’t wait to bring them to you!
  • New Lamps Now Online!

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    I am super excited about these gorgeous new lamps from Barbara Cosgrove Design.  Check them out! Olympia Table Lamp in White and Nickel Pewter Buffet Lamp Turned Candlesticks in Yellow, Orange and White with a Glossy Parchment Shade
  • {Sweet} New Contemporary Lighting

    4 Mar 2014 | 6:54 am
    Check out these fabulous new light fixtures from designer Barbara Cosgrove. The simple and elegant contemporary Sconce with Glass Shade is just perfect. And the soft neutral tones of the Pendant in Clay are simply beautiful. What’s not to love?! Check out our full selection of contemporary lighting here! As always, if you have any questions please email us at info @!
  • Bright and Modern Farmhouse

    18 Dec 2013 | 6:52 am
    This pretty farmhouse featured on Houzz incorporates modern glamour and industrial touches for a bright and simple finish. Houzz Tour: Industrial Glam Style for a California Farmhouse Architecture, interior design, and more ? Whether granite countertops, a custom kitchen island, or built-in wine cabinets are new kitchen musts, discover thousands of kitchen designs to help make your dream come true. Search for fun counter stools, clocks, sectionals and storage dressers to spice up your basement.
  • and Ferro & Fuoco Fireplace Tools in Hardcopy!

    26 Nov 2013 | 7:26 am
    We’re just a few days away from Thanksgiving and I’m happy to say that it’s shaping up to be a relaxed one in our household.  Well, with a toddler and a preschooler perhaps “relaxed” is an overstatement but nevertheless… I wanted to take a moment to share a little bit of news…  I’ve been an avid Remodelista reader since was launched in 2008 and grateful for the new and inspirational finds they share.  (For any of you not currently following this site and home design/decor resource, they are an impeccable source of inspiration…
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    Arteriors Blog

  • Arteriors at Maison & Objet

    18 Feb 2015 | 1:58 pm
    In October of 2014 we decided to show at the January Maison & Objet in Paris for the first time, giving us less than 3 months to get it all planned and executed. We had often attended the show as observers, feeding the eye and checking out what was happening in this fashion forward venue…but this […] The post Arteriors at Maison & Objet appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • 26th Annual ARTS Awards

    4 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    We are thrilled to announce that after winning our 5th ARTS Award for portable lamps we are now members of the ARTS HALL OF FAME ! It is an honor to be a part of this prestigious group. ARTS Awards Hall of Fame Members: BJ’s Home Accents, Distinctive Designs International, Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, […] The post 26th Annual ARTS Awards appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Friends Make Fantasy Real

    10 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    It was a great opportunity we just couldn’t pass up. The new and very cool West Hollywood Magazine wanted to include an interiors spread in their Winter issue and it had to be in the neighborhood. We talked…talked some more, and before we knew it the project was off and running. Luckily, Sarah Chavez and Marina […] The post Friends Make Fantasy Real appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Look Who’s Talking

    9 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Anytime our Founder and Creative Director, Mark Moussa, makes a recommendation, whether it’s his favorite restaurant, the best place to go for a beach vacation (Harbor Island), or advice on where to shop, we are ready to listen. This time his picks focused on Dallas, Texas, where Arteriors is headquartered and where Mark lives in the ultimate […] The post Look Who’s Talking appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Fall’s Most Wanted

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

  • BlogTour Vegas Sponsor Highlights: Wilsonart

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

    Veronika Miller
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    BlogTour sponsors Blanco and Poggenpohl hosted a magical night in Las Vegas. Up, up, up went each member of BlogTour Vegas to the penthouse suites on the 47th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Residences for an unforgettable evening of design, cocktails, acrobatics and, of course, mingling with old friends and new. Our two sponsors welcomed us to an evening of superlatives in these breathtaking homes in the sky. The paint had quite literally dried just hours before we walked through the doors, and we felt lucky to have been among the first to see all three new suites that featured Blanco and…
  • BlogTour Vegas sponsor Thermador: Luxury appliances with a focus on personalization

    Veronika Miller
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:55 pm
    New to BlogTour but certainly not new to the luxury kitchen and bath industry, Thermador pulled all the stops during Design & Construction Week and showed the design world what they’re made of in terms of products, vision and approachability. Allow us to elaborate.   Thermador joined us this year for a full day of Modenus Talks which we hosted at Las Vegas Market. If you don’t know Modenus Talks, it is all about conversation and engagement between all members of the design industry and with the underlying topic being “The Power of Design: How does great design…
  • BlogTour Vegas: New American Home

    Veronika Miller
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    A 30 minute drive and away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip was this year’s NAHB’s New American Home, a brand new house in the suburbs of Las Vegas incorporating some of our favorite brands. The night was hosted by Mohawk Flooring and their subsidiary Karastan and also featured Walker Zanger products – two BlogTour sponsors in one beautiful house. The house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in the foothills surrounding Sin City and its sheer location promised unimaginable vistas. The facade that greeted us was modern and clean lined without being at all cold…
  • BlogTour Vegas Sponsor Highlights: TOTO

    Veronika Miller
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    We joined TOTO for a lovely breakfast at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas. Yes, we talked about toilets over breakfast, but we kept it fairly clean. Later, TOTO welcomed us to their booth at KBIS to give us a tour of some of their new products that utilize water-saving technology and environmental sustainability. Over coffee and fruit platters, TOTO shared with us the technology behind their toilets which revealed how advanced they are compared to other companies. TOTO clearly values the importance of water-saving technology and is aware that every flush counts. In response to strict government…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Christopher Guy: A Contemporary Mood with Classic Values

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

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

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

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

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

  • Slow living…

    Nina Holst
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:09 am
    I have taken a few days off during the winter holiday to relax a bit, but also to get more time to paint. The result is this big painting (1200x1500mm ) in pale green and white. I´ve gotten a lot of questions about my paintings lately, and I´m really glad you all like them! For more info and prices, check out   Image: Nina Holst
  • Girly stuff

    Nina Holst
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:07 am
    A tray with a scented candle, perfume, hand lotion and some flowers is all it takes to add a little luxury feeling in the bedroom. Images: Nina Holst
  • Ellos Favorites

    Nina Holst
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    Ellos Home has some really lovely products in their collection, and when they asked me if I could share some favorites from their shop with you, I gladly say yes, because I knew it was an easy task :)  Just look at these amazingly good looking products I have picked out! Here you have links to all the products: 1. Galaxy lamp 2. Time clock 3. Bookcase Elliot 4. Cosmos vase 5. Malin rug 6. Marble lamp 7. George coffee table   // Annonse/ Advertisement
  • My kind of color!

    Nina Holst
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:01 am
    I´m really enjoying myself these days listening to good music and painting with delightful colors! It´s nice to get away from the computer every now and then and just let the creativity flow… Here you see my latest work. Shades of green, white and gold.   If you are interested in buying, you can contact me at nina(at)stylizimo(com), or find more info about it at my gallery   Image: Nina Holst
  • Kitchen update

    Nina Holst
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    The new kitchen is almost done, and I can´t wait to show you how it has turned out! In the meantime I have some sneak peeks from the parts that are done. As you might remember from the planning, we chose a black oak kitchen with no handles from JKE Design. We also have a black laminate counter top and sink, so we went for a brass kitchen faucet to add some warmth to all the black. We are planning on having some black tiles on the backsplash as well so it will stand out even more – which is a must for such a jewel, right? Even though not everything is finished yet we can still cook…
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • An Architect’s Attic Apartment with Custom Furniture

    HD Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    If you spend your life ensuring that other people have beautiful places to live and timeless building where they can thrive, it can be difficult to find the time to make your own space what you really want it to be. For architect Dimitar Karanikolov from firm Meshroom and interior designer Veneta Niklova, it was a two-year labor of love that finally found them with a space they could call their own. After returning to Sofia, Bulgaria after many years abroad in London, the pair was searching for a home where they could put down roots when they found a unique attic apartment in a new…
  • A Modern Summer Cottage Utilizes Tons of Gorgeous Walnut

    HD Staff
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    The two story house features a common design with communal living spaces on the ground floor and private rooms on the upper level. The ground floor includes a sunken living room and open kitchen that flows seamlessly into a lovely sunny dining room. Throughout the house, we can feel the influence of the lustrous wood that is walnut. From the exposed ceiling beams on the lower level to the custom paneling behind the television, to the hand carved bed frame in the master bedroom, the beautiful chocolate color and natural grain creates a warm and indulgent atmosphere while still celebrating…
  • A Rooftop Oasis Anchors an NYC Remodel

    HD Staff
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    In many cultures, caviar is synonymous with luxury. Only the highest society can afford to indulge in it. So it is perhaps fitting that this apartment remodel from architect Andrew Franz was a caviar warehouse in its previous life, because today it is certainly a luxury space. The top floor apartment is located in the stylish and ultra high-end Tribeca region of Manhattan. The results of Franz’s efforts are truly breathtaking. By using an open floorplan and pulling focus to the outdoors with an interior courtyard and stunning rooftop garden, the architect was able to create a…
  • Bel Air Estate Made for Design Conscious Royalty

    HD Staff
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    The neighborhood Bel Air conjures images of all kinds of luxury, but perhaps none so memorable as the Roman columns of Will Smith’s house on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. But in the real world (or as real as it gets in Los Angeles) there are actually many different styles of architecture that pepper the exclusive landscape of this California enclave. Today, we’re going to look at one that, though it was originally built even before DJ Jazzy Jeff had taught us what parents do and do not understand, has a stunning modern look that could have been finished just yesterday. Take a look…
  • Wild for Wood: The House of Life

    HD Staff
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Any style minded person looking for a new space often has natural hardwood floors high on their list of must haves. That’s because hardwood floors are beautiful, easy to match, and timeless. This house from the designers at RYNTOVT Design takes that impulse to a new level. From floors to walls to furniture, gorgeous and smooth natural wood, all in the same spectrum, covers virtually every surface. The finished product, using light oak, radiates a lovely warmth and really captures the beauty of all the natural light that comes along with the design. The open living area is spacious,…
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  • My Real Life Home Office Decor Tour

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

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

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

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

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

    Lydia Mathews
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Ready for a deep-fried delicious recipe that will leave your taste buds begging for more?  Then look no further, because the sweet coconut shrimp recipe is just that.  You get the best of both worlds with this easy dinner; the salty deep-fried goodness with the sweetness of a natural fruit, that you and your guest are sure to love.  So let’s not waste any time and get right into it, sweet coconut shrimp here we come. Easy Dinner: Sweet Coconut Shrimp Sweet Coconut Shrimp and Orange Marmalade Sauce Image via: Forever Feeding Ingredients For the Coconut Shrimp: 2 cups of Bread Crumbs 2…
  • Healthy Breakfast: Cinnamon Vanilla Granola Recipe

    Joy M
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:04 am
    Snacks that burn fat are awesome! They help you to lose weight without starving yourself. Unfortunately, many people avoid healthy snacks and opt for those with very few nutrients and too many calories. The result? Instant weight gain! Losing weight is impossible if you don’t eat well. You must choose what you eat with the utmost care because it will affect your entire health. Anytime you feel hungry, reach for a healthy breakfast. If you love healthy snacks but are limited for recipes try this one from All Recipes. You can even customize it with your favorite nuts or dried fruits. Healthy…
  • Home Organization: How to Declutter Your Front Entry

    Rehana Akter
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    Decluttering and organization are essential parts of creating a comfortable and stylish interior décor and for staging the home for sale. A clutter-free front entry decorated with organized essentials will make your home more functional and make a good impression on anyone. These home organization tips about the front entry will help you keeping the place decluttered, neat, and clean. Home Organization: How to Declutter Your Front Entry An organized and decluttered front entry. Image via: Organized Living Donate or Discard to Remove Clutter It does not look good if your guests or family…
  • Healthy Dinner: Pork and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe

    Rehana Akter
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    A pork and sweet potato stew for dinner sounds delicious, isn’t it? Real Simple has brought a really simple but mouthwatering pork and sweet potato stew recipe that will definitely win hearts. The dish has great flavor and will warm you up no matter even if you have it on a cold, snowy night. The tender meat and the flavorful broth of this stew will complete your healthy dinner meal. Healthy Dinner: Pork and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe A delicious stew for a winter dinner! Image via: Pork be Inspired Ingredients 4 servings Boneless pork butt or shoulder (1 pound; cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces)…
  • Landscaping Tips: Enhancing Your Exterior for Buyer Appeal

    Joy M
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    One common mistake many homeowners make is forget to stage their exteriors. Exteriors, just like interiors, have a big impact on buyers as they are the first thing they see. If you are planning to sell your house as quickly as possible, stage your exterior. Buyers might be so impressed they pay the asking price.  If you want to update your landscaping, use these landscaping tips. Landscaping Tips: Enhancing Your Exterior for Buyer Appeal Keep your home looking beautiful this season Image via: Outdoor Ideas Retouch the Mulch A fresh layer of mulch makes a lawn look brand new. Mulch protects…
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  • Pretty in Pink

    5 Feb 2015 | 3:18 am
    When many of us think of pink rooms, we think of a ballerina pink for little girls or a hot fuchsia in a tween’s bedroom.  Pink does not have to be childish at all!  In the spirit of the month, we are going to look at pink rooms that are not only grown up, but stylish as well.  To ease into pink, opt for pale shades that can pass as neutrals.   Grays, tans, and whites offset the sweetness of a pink and give it a sophisticated side.  You can also make your pale pink look glamorous with gold accents and shiny mirrors or crystal lamps.  With a bold pink, pair it with black and a…
  • Holiday Table Top Decor

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

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

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

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

  • Ottomans Enhance Function In Your Home

    Faith Sheridan
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    It’s no secret that I love ottomans and add them to every project in multiple rooms. They are the workhorses for interior spaces adding function and style and sometimes storage too. A favorite ottoman from Hickory Chair In this post I’ll share ways you can use ottomans effectively for style and function. As a Coffee Table Like the Bexley shown in the photo above from Hickory Chair, a tray becomes a carrier for beverages or a container for flowers, decanter or candles. What I particularly like about the Bexley is that the wide edge becomes a ‘perch’ as your family and…
  • Companions in Your Home ~ All Important End Tables

    Faith Sheridan
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    The world is full of important companions. In the home decorating world, one of the very-important but often neglected aspects of a room is an end table.  I’m designing living rooms for clients these days and find I’m carefully searching for that companion table.  The perfect end table completes the look of the seating arrangement and functions for the family too. I like drawers and shelves as they keep an order to the items that accumulate. Clutter is a no no for me so I assist my clients by proposing end tables with storage options. Here are two from Hooker Furniture and…

    Faith Sheridan
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Big news here at Faith Sheridan Interior Design! We’re thrilled to begin 2015 with a Room of the Week article of the Mercer Island Kitchen Remodel in the GRAY magazine blog. One of our favorite projects to date, this waterfront home overlooking Lake Washington was a blast to design. My clients  finally decided to create a dream kitchen and called on us to re-imagine a tired, ’80’s style kitchen and den into a bright, airy two-cook entertaining mecca  where they could share their love of cooking. Mercer Island Kitchen Remodel In GRAY Magazine blog My clients, homeowners Jan and…
  • Faith Sheridan Interior Design Wins Best Of Houzz 2015

    Faith Sheridan
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Faith Sheridan Interior Design of Seattle Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World Seattle, USA, January 22, 2015 – Faith Sheridan Interior Design of Seattle, WA has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 20 year-old award winning Pacific Northwest firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than…
  • Kitchen Remodels Kick Off 2015

    Faith Sheridan
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    This Seattle interior designer hears the phone ringing and receives EM’s both with inquiries about kitchen remodels. So it’s great timing to present some recent data around the real costs of a kitchen remodel.  You see TV shows and Houzz don’t include all the costs (but those kitchens are quick and pretty) so it’s confusing to consumers seeking an idea of a realistic budget. Mercer Island Kitchen Remodel Zen Kitchen Remodel in Madrona Another item on my calendar is the major industry show KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) which starts next week in Las Vegas. More…
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    Gates Interior Design

  • 5 Pieces Every Entry Needs

    Amanda Gates
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Every home has a point of entry to welcome its’ guests. Some entries are small and require creative ways to make a big impact, while others are large and demand key pieces to cement style and grace. No matter which you possess both require five key ingredients to command order and good reception. 5 Pieces… Read more The post 5 Pieces Every Entry Needs appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to be a 21st century building leader

    Amanda Gates
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Sustainable Design – Project frog I first learned of the frog in 2009, and I wrote this post about it. So what is a Frog you ask?Project FROG is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2006, that provides technologically advanced component buildings that offer: High tech design that meets low tech assembly Cost effective solutions… Read more The post How to be a 21st century building leader appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 7 Eco-friendly facts to create immediate environmental change

    Amanda Gates
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Well it’s no secret that I am a bit of a hippie. I was sent here to Earth to hug trees, talk to rocks and save the planet, one person at a time. And this is no easy feat. One of my favorite books is The Imperfect Environmentalist, by Sara Gilbert. I think there is a… Read more The post 7 Eco-friendly facts to create immediate environmental change appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to create versatile family rooms

    Amanda Gates
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:02 pm
    By default, family rooms are the most versatile rooms in our house. In many of today’s homes, the family room, dining room and kitchen are all one big room to hang out in. Whatever your lifestyle, most family rooms are used for watching TV, entertaining guests, doing homework, listening to music or reading a great… Read more The post How to create versatile family rooms appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Toxic Mindsets That Are Preventing You Millions And 5 Tips To Change It

    Amanda Gates
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:17 pm
    A few years ago I was chatting with a gentleman here in Nashville about education and what it’s worth. Interestingly enough most Americans are spoon fed that education is everything…and yet those who have degrees and hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, are not sure they would do it all over again. While they love the… Read more The post Toxic Mindsets That Are Preventing You Millions And 5 Tips To Change It appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist

  • My February Top 10 Picks of the Month – EBTH

    Kristie Barnett
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    When the EBTH (Everything But the House) online auction company contacted me about being an official EBTH Tastemaker, I was more than happy to oblige!  I love auctions and estate sales, and EBTH is a hybrid – giving you the best of both worlds.  Just last week, I bid on and won a Roberto Cavalli […]
  • Benjamin Moore Paint Colors in Ballard Design – Can They Be Trusted?

    Kristie Barnett
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:59 am
    I’ve been trapped inside this week because Nashville was pummeled with an ice storm and snow, so all I’ve seen lately is a whole lotta WHITE.  So let’s share some beautiful paint colors that are featured in the Ballard Design catalog from Benjamin Moore paints! I love this feminine living room with its coral accents. […]
  • Coffee, Chalkboard Paint, and Winter Sleet

    Kristie Barnett
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    How was your Valentine’s weekend, my sweets? Mr. Man and I attended a great fundraising benefit that we’ve been going to on or around Valentine’s Day for the last four years. Here we are, all dressed up and ready to go:   Two of my favorite clients are co-founders of Fabulous Friends for Africa. You […]
  • Home Staging, Not for the Faint of Heart – Before and Afters

    Kristie Barnett
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:20 pm
    A couple of weeks ago, I spent three intense days with sixteen women in my latest Expert Psychological Stager™ certification course here in Nashville.  Although none of us had ever met, we bonded immediately because of the passion we share for home staging and design.   My students came from all over the country to […]
  • The 2015 Color Combination of the Year

    Kristie Barnett
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    You’ve likely heard about all the “Color of the Year” picks by Pantone and various paint companies. But is there a color combination of the year?  I think I’ve identified the combo that’s the clear winner. HomeGoods Lately when I’m out shopping for client’s homes, I keep seeing THIS color combination: Target  Coral, azure, and sunny […]
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    Robin Baron

  • Fab Events: Design On a Dime Kickoff Event

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:39 am
    Fabulistas, sometimes I really do have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming! I get to do work that I love, with clients I love and with the best team in the business. I’m ever so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Through My Eyes: White-on-White-on-White

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Fabulistas, all of you know that I am not shy when it comes to color and bold textures and patterns. But, ahhh, there’s something about white that just makes its own statement. I love the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fab Events: The Bailey House Gala + Auction

    20 Feb 2015 | 5:33 am
    Fabulistas, save the date and clear your calendars! The Bailey House will hold its Annual Gala & Auction at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in NYC on March 26th, 2015. Each year, the event welcomes more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Doubleheader: Southern Comfort Meets New York City

    18 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Move over baseball double-headers…it’s a DESIGN double-header! You’re really going to LOVE the interview I did with my friend and (highly!) respected designer, Kerry Howard. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Guess Who’s Coming to RBD?

    11 Feb 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Fabulistas, I have exciting news for you! Over the years here at Robin Baron Design, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great clients — which makes today’s announcement even... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Cooking Table

    Ann Porter, CKD
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    Open Floor Plans and new technology have helped the kitchen become a more social space. Open floor plans not only maximize available space and eliminate wasted space, they make rooms more flexible and  inviting. Food preparation, eating, lounging, entertainment and children playing all occur within the same undivided space. Now a new cooking concept allows social cooking to be accomplished with ease in the smallest of spaces. German Designer Moritz Putzier presented his graduate project, the Cooking Table; at IMM Cologne 2015 and won first prize in the Pure Talents Contest – a…
  • Dacor’s Voice Activation Oven App

    Ann Porter, CKD
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    I’ve written about Dacor’s Discovery iQ line before and received great response. Now instead of a new appliance, Dacor is showcasing a new remote App update designed to add voice activation either in person when the cook’s hands are otherwise occupied or via phone for the on-the-go chef. The iQ Controller and iQ Remote app, which works with both Android and iOS, allows you have the oven preheated and ready for use as soon as you get home via a simple voice command from your car over Bluetooth.  “The modern home chef values the convenience that connected kitchen appliances…
  • 6 Beautiful Kitchens with Fire Elements

    Ann Porter, CKD
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    I can’t really complain about the weather here in South Florida when I look at the rest of the country. I certainly don’t miss those days I had to shovel my car out of a pile of snow left from the snow plow. I do miss an evening spent by the fireplace so today’s post is a curated collection of beautiful kitchens with fireplaces as integral elements.  I hope if you are stuck at home this will help you pass some time and provide some inspiration. This might be one the best executed kitchen fireplaces I’ve come across in a long time. The tile room divider is more…
  • Pizza Perfection

    Ann Porter, CKD
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:48 am
    After years of popular demand, Kalamazoo created a built-in version of its famous pizza oven for people who want an oven installed into a wall or masonry structure and not sitting on a countertop. Like the traditional wood-fired pizza ovens, the built-in Artisan Fire Pizza Oven is stone-lined. Pizzas cook directly on a hollow-core baking deck. Its honeycombed interior is designed to rapidly change temperature. A ceiling stone radiates heat down to quickly brown toppings. The Artisan Fire Pizza Oven uses propane or natural gas and heats up in about 20 minutes. It is capable of the high…
  • How to Make a Romantic Bath

    Ann Porter, CKD
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    Foaming bath salts made with Dead Sea Salt give a luxurious, pampering, and skin loving bath! To make your own for yourself or to give as a gift, I’ve included a recipe from The Rustic Essentials Crafting Library. Items Needed: 1/2 cup Liquid Glycerin Soap Base 2 Tbsp. light oil ( Sweet Almond Oil or Grapeseed Oil) Gel Soap Colorant (a few drops) 6 cups coarse grain Dead Sea Salts 1/4 ounce (approx. 2 teaspoons) of body safe Fragrance Oil Directions: Mix Liquid Glycerin Soap, carrier oil, body safe fragrance oil, and coloring. (If you’re using a teaspoon to measure fragrance oil, be…
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  • 4 Spring Updates for Your Home Decor

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:42 am
    The spring cleaning is not the only way, in which you can improve your home. With a couple of simple home improvements, you can completely transform your living space. After the tiring cleaning chores, it’s time for some re – decoration. Add Accents The secret to every good design is the focal point. Details with a strong statement will add a bit of life to your living space. You have infinite amount of choice – from cheap printed wall artwork to paintings and accessories. It depends on your budget. You can also purchase a couple of colourful throw pillows for your couch. Consider using…
  • An educational, cool and stunning way to decorate your child’s room

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:29 am
    Choosing a decorating style for your child’s room can be tough but if you get it right incredibly rewarding for both you and your little loved one. In an ideal world, you want the room you design to be educational, fun and aesthetically stunning. You want to create a room that your child can live, love and learn in all under the same roof. One way to do this is to bring the world to your child’s fingertips using world map wallpaper. In these shots below of a blue political map, the aim was to create a ‘stunning feature wall that kept in with the existing colour scheme yet induced wonder…
  • 2015’s Top 5 Furniture Trends: From Contrast to Minimalism

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:04 am
    If there’s one word that describes 2015’s top furniture trends, it’s “reinvention.” This year’s trends blend new looks with classic styles that have come back after decades in the shadows. From stylish classic armchairs and sofas, complete with floral and paisley patterns, to minimalistic bedroom furniture, 2015’s top styles are a mix of new and old looks with some serious doses of colour thrown in. To make sense of the year’s hottest styles and biggest furniture trends, we spoke to the experts at AHF Furniture. They’ve provided what they believe will be 2015’s top five…
  • Pros and Cons of Wooden Flooring in Your Bathroom

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:57 am
    Using wooden flooring throughout a home is a no-brainer for many homeowners.  The look and feel just add an element no other material can match, but issues can arise when wooden flooring is suggested for the bathroom. You’ll find arguments on both sides of the coin when it comes to wooden flooring in the bathroom.  Your job is to carefully weigh your options and go over the pros and cons so you can make an educated choice. Wood Flooring Options If you are considering using wood for your bathroom flooring, it’s a good idea to get a handle on your options before you decide.  For the most…
  • DIY Stone Backsplash

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:53 am
    It might only cover a narrow strip of your kitchen walls, but your backsplash can have a really big effect on the overall feel and character of your kitchen. If you’re getting tired of plain old drywall, then there are a lot of great stone tile options that can really spruce up the feel of your kitchen. Plus, the installation might be easier than you think! Planning the Layout – Before you start sealing anything in place, you should plan how the stone tiles will be laid out. Depending on the size and shape of the stone tiles you chose, you might want to take extra care in ensuring level…
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  • top 15 ways to repurpose maps as wall art

    Kelly Anderson
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Since I love repurposing and love maps, this is a natural fit for me. Finding inspiration for the best ways to use maps, especially vintage ones, has been a feast for the eyes. I've been seeing some nice old maps at my local antique markets lately...I'm getting very tempted. Here are my top 15 picks for repurposing maps as a beautiful way to decorate your walls.sourcesourceviaviaviasourceviaviaviasourcesourceviasourceviavia
  • top 8 no-VOC paints by price and accessibility

    Kelly Anderson
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Clients and friends all seem to be painting these days. Whether it's a kitchen makeover or full-on home renovation, many are looking for advice on paint colour and types. Regardless of colour or finish, for interior paint jobs I always strongly recommend no-VOC paint in order to reduce harmful toxins being emitted into your beautifully updated home. I mean, you want to feel comfortable and healthy, right?So I want to share with you the resource list I've compiled on all of the fairly easy-to-find no-VOC paints, along with a price list for comparison. All are zero VOC (before colourant), good…
  • tea organization

    Kelly Anderson
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I've jumped on the tea craze train. I have to say I love trying new combinations of flavours and herbal concoctions. It's also been a good way for me to curb snacking at night, since I can sip away on a flavourful mug of goodness instead. I recently ordered a couple of flavours from the Oh She Glows Organic Tea Shoppe - my favourite is African Mint.But having so many different teas, that come in different containers, and need a bunch a tools and accessories, can mean a lot of clutter. It also took up too much room in the cupboards of my small condo kitchen. So now all my tea and coffee…
  • simple, sustainable homemade valentine's gifts

    Kelly Anderson
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I live far away from my nephew and nieces so I like to send them a little box of treats on Valentine's Day. I know I always loved getting something in the mail when I was a kid (ok, I still do) so I imagine they enjoy opening up the box to see what goodies are inside.This year, I went with simple, semi-healthy treats in mason jars, and a box filled with little cut-out hearts from scrap bits of craft paper (I still make them the old fashioned way by folding in the middle!). Filling jars (which are both pretty and re-usable) with dark-chocolate covered pretzels, trail mixes, popcorn,…
  • mid-winter office refresh

    Kelly Anderson
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    If you're a regular reader, you know that I re-arrange my furniture often. What can I say, I like change and I'm a nerd when it comes to cleaning and organizing.  This past weekend I set up a new desk space in my small condo living room so that I can have all of my bills, work, and electronics in one spot- right where I use them.The slim IKEA desk had been holding my TV previously, but I switched it back to a desk because it's long enough to be used for a workstation and also hold an electronics charging tray, yet narrow enough not to protrude into living space. In my small condo, the…
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Modernism Week @ Inmod!

    17 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    We’re having so much fun celebrating Modernism Week @ Inmod! Even though we’re not at the fun-filled festival in Palm Springs, California, we sure are celebrating in spirit! Join in on “Modernism Week” by browsing our handpicked collection of midcentury modern favorites.
  • Modernism Week Lounge Chairs!

    16 Feb 2015 | 2:49 pm
    In continuation of celebrating “Modernism Week”, I thought I’d share some mid-century basics. When creating a mid-century room, there are some key pieces that are easily recognizable and set the tone. Some mid-century core items are credenzas, mid-century clocks, clean and modern daybeds (especially in orange), and of course, a mid-century style lounge chair. Speaking of mid-century lounge chairs, here are just a few of our faves to get you started on your Mid-Century room!
  • Happy Modernism Week!

    13 Feb 2015 | 2:53 pm
    It’s officially Modernism Week! Modernism Week is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. This exciting “festival” takes place in Palm Springs, Southern California from February 12-22. The purpose of Modernism Week is to celebrate mid-century design by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in Palm Springs. It features more than 100 events including the Modernism Show, home tours, films, lectures, double decker bus tours, parties, walking and bike tours, a pre-fab showcase, vintage…
  • Valentine’s Day Playlist

    12 Feb 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Need a little help this Valentine’s Day? Why not start with the basics-setting the mood with a great love song playlist! These are just some of my personal favorites. Be sure to share your favorites with us, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to browse our Valentine’s Day inspired products! 1. Righteous Brothers- “Unchained Melody” 2. Jason Mraz- “Lucky” 3. John Mayer- (pretty much any, but let’s go with “Who You Love”) 4. Miguel- “Adorn” 5. Beyonce- “Love On Top” 6. Justin Timberlake- “Pusher…
  • Stack Them Up!

    10 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Are you still using those boring foldable metal chairs as extra seating for guests? What a drag! There are so many better seating options that take up minimal space and can be easily stored away. In fact, we have 73 stylish stacking chairs for you to choose from that are all eye-catching AND functional. It makes seating easily accessible when you need it and just as easy to store away when not in use.    
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • BlogTour Vegas Sponsor Highlights: Wilsonart

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

    Veronika Miller
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    BlogTour sponsors Blanco and Poggenpohl hosted a magical night in Las Vegas. Up, up, up went each member of BlogTour Vegas to the penthouse suites on the 47th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Residences for an unforgettable evening of design, cocktails, acrobatics and, of course, mingling with old friends and new. Our two sponsors welcomed us to an evening of superlatives in these breathtaking homes in the sky. The paint had quite literally dried just hours before we walked through the doors, and we felt lucky to have been among the first to see all three new suites that featured Blanco and…
  • BlogTour Vegas sponsor Thermador: Luxury appliances with a focus on personalization

    Veronika Miller
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:55 pm
    New to BlogTour but certainly not new to the luxury kitchen and bath industry, Thermador pulled all the stops during Design & Construction Week and showed the design world what they’re made of in terms of products, vision and approachability. Allow us to elaborate.   Thermador joined us this year for a full day of Modenus Talks which we hosted at Las Vegas Market. If you don’t know Modenus Talks, it is all about conversation and engagement between all members of the design industry and with the underlying topic being “The Power of Design: How does great design…
  • BlogTour Vegas: New American Home

    Veronika Miller
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    A 30 minute drive and away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip was this year’s NAHB’s New American Home, a brand new house in the suburbs of Las Vegas incorporating some of our favorite brands. The night was hosted by Mohawk Flooring and their subsidiary Karastan and also featured Walker Zanger products – two BlogTour sponsors in one beautiful house. The house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in the foothills surrounding Sin City and its sheer location promised unimaginable vistas. The facade that greeted us was modern and clean lined without being at all cold…
  • BlogTour Vegas Sponsor Highlights: TOTO

    Veronika Miller
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    We joined TOTO for a lovely breakfast at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas. Yes, we talked about toilets over breakfast, but we kept it fairly clean. Later, TOTO welcomed us to their booth at KBIS to give us a tour of some of their new products that utilize water-saving technology and environmental sustainability. Over coffee and fruit platters, TOTO shared with us the technology behind their toilets which revealed how advanced they are compared to other companies. TOTO clearly values the importance of water-saving technology and is aware that every flush counts. In response to strict government…
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  • New Glossy Plans for the “Marbleized” Wet Bar

    19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s been a good run for what I called my boldest project to date AKA the wet bar….. This was a really fun one and it got a lot of love in the form of blog posts, pins and similar projects inspired by it. So thank you all for that! Some time last year, I ended up turning this into a coffee/beverage station because it wasn’t really getting used as a wet bar. I store all the glasses, cups and mugs in the top cabinets and teas, coffee capsules, etc. in the drawers and it’s been such a better use of the space. I think that may be one of the reasons I started thinking…
  • A New Sofa For the Living Room

    2 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Good morning, friends, happy February and happy Groundhog Day! First things first, thank you so much for your comments and emails in response to my last post. It’s not always the easiest thing to share online so I really appreciate hearing from you and for your support. The living room currently. As I mentioned in that post, as a part of my big overhaul this year, I am finally doing all the things to get the house exactly how I want. No more compromises. And I’m starting with the living room. Overall, I’ve been pretty happy with it and in fact, even a few months ago, I…
  • Organizing, Overhauling and Some Life Lessons

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    From our anniversary trip to Paris last week. Since the end of last year, I’ve been consumed with organizing and overhauling everything in sight. I’ve always been sort of an organization geek but this is on a whole other level. It started with the guest room but I soon realized that so many aspects of my life could be overhauled: this blog, work projects, my wardrobe, the entertainment I consume, my daily routine and schedule, the rest of the house(!)….. Overhaul may be too strong a word since things weren’t that bad. But basically, there is a lot of physical…
  • Current Favorite Chandeliers and Pendants

    14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Finding the perfect lighting has been one of the hardest things to get right in my house. Lighting is such an important component in a room; it can make or break a room entirely in many cases. Well, I’ve certainly taken my own sweet time with it (like years!) but I feel like I’m finally crossing the finish line. I’m this close to deciding on the light for the family room plus one additional light because I also have plans to move some of the existing fixtures around. Anyway, having looked at hundreds and hundreds of lights, I thought I’d share with you all of my…
  • FROM THE RIGHT BANK Turns Six, Some Favorite Decor Moments of 2014 and Plans for 2015

    5 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    FROM THE RIGHT BANK turns 6 years old today! I had written a looooong post about everything I’ve been reflecting on lately but ultimately decided that the only thing that really needs to be said (and the most important thing) is that without you, there would be no point of this blog. It’s just that simple. So, for taking time to leave thoughtful comments (or following along quietly), for attending and showing your support at various events, for donating to my causes, for entrusting me with decorating your homes, for shopping my pop-up sales, for nominating FTRB for awards…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • Update Your Hardwood Floors

    Linnore Gonzales
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Hardwood floors are always trending. They are naturally beautiful and create classic looks while new finishes and colors keep them fresh and up-to-date. If it is time to update your floors, let’s take a look at some questions you should be asking yourself as well as some tips to choosing your perfect hardwood. High-traffic/low-traffic What are your current and foreseeable routines at home? Do you have kids? Pets? Do you host large gatherings? Answering these questions will help you determine how much abuse your floors will be taking. Notably, high-traffic areas are going to require a harder…
  • Best Paint Colors for Windowless Rooms

    Linnore Gonzales
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    A landlocked room? It happens. Basements, powder rooms, offices, guest rooms – they are often windowless, and can suffer for it. But paint (and a few other tricks like light, furniture and accessories – think mirrors) can invigorate an entire space so that it looks bigger, more open, and is free of that claustrophobic feeling. Color is your biggest ally in opening up a windowless room. Naturally dark rooms have their own special appeal, so you needn’t lament if your home has a space without windows. This offers up a unique design challenge that will be exciting to conquer until you get…
  • Pop Décor: 5 Best Accent Colors for 2015

    Linnore Gonzales
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Pop décor is not to be confused with pop art décor. We’re not talking about Andy Warhol and his Campbell’s Soup cans, but we are talking about delicious color. There is never a wrong time to infuse your décor with enough color to make it pulse with life. If you have a neutral backdrop, any of these five colors will make it, well, pop. And adding these shades to your décor shows that you have daring, and maybe a lingering love affair with the neon trend of the 1980s. Orange It’s natural to be a little frightened of orange. You might love pumpkins, but adding this color to your décor…
  • How to Create the Cozy Library You’ve Always Wanted

    Linnore Gonzales
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Presumably, if you are seeking to create a cozy library, then you are a bookworm of some sort. And bookworms typically have concrete ideas about where their books should go, how they should be arranged, and the best types of places to sit and devour said books. But it isn’t only books that give a library that coveted coziness. The atmosphere of a library is impacted by light, furniture, color, and accessories. All of these elements will allow bibliophiles to set the ultimate scene for reading, lounging, and daydreaming comfort. What Is Your Focal Point? Cozy libraries can easily be overrun…
  • Books in Abundance: 6 Unique (Standout) Bookshelf Ideas

    Linnore Gonzales
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    We live in a digital age where e-Readers, iPads and Kindles seem to be the chosen means of reading over traditional books. However, bookshelves are still a classic staple furnishing in the home. Even if you don’t pick up a book to read very often there is something comforting about having them around. They are often personal spanning both sentimental and financial value. Additionally, books provide physical comfort and warmth as accessories to your décor. Let’s explore 6 ways to create standout bookshelves for your home: 1. Don’t Fear Color Update your bookcase with a new coat of…
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    Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design

  • High Style: Antique Rug Selection Inspired by Fashion Week Runways

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    View Our Runway Inspired Antique Rug Selection Antique Rugs Inspired by Fashion – At Nazmiyal, we believe that style extends to every aspect of life, from the way we design our homes, to the way we dress. Fashion Week in New York just ended, and we’re feeling so inspired by the beautiful styles worn by the Read More... The post High Style: Antique Rug Selection Inspired by Fashion Week Runways appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Turkish Oushak Rug

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    This week’s Wednesday Wishlist Rug is an Antique Turkish Oushak Rug. Antique Turkish Oushak Rug – Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Turkish Oushak Rug appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Moroccan Kilim 46440

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    This week’s Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Vintage Moroccan Kilim. Vintage Moroccan Kilim – Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Moroccan Kilim 46440 appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
  • Interior Design Inspiration: Chic Neutral Rooms Vs. Vibrant Colorful Spaces

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Interior Design Two Ways: Chic Neutrals Vs. Vibrant Colors Interior Design Inspiration – When it comes to interior design, there is no “one size fits all” approach. Some prefer their spaces to include calming neutral tones, which are perfect for creating a chic sense of tranquility, while others prefer dramatic, colorful rooms that are vibrant and Read More... The post Interior Design Inspiration: Chic Neutral Rooms Vs. Vibrant Colorful Spaces appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
  • The House of Leleu: A Legacy of French Rug Design at Nazmiyal

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Art Deco Rugs by Famed French Design firm Leleu at Nazmiyal Art Deco Rugs by Leleu – The interior design firm Leleu, named for the family who founded it, was one of the most prominent and well-respected design houses of the 20th century. From furniture design to textiles and beautiful rugs, Leleu was known for Read More... The post The House of Leleu: A Legacy of French Rug Design at Nazmiyal appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Impart Contemporary Twist With LED Ceilings

    11 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Need to design a beautiful work-space? Or planning for sophisticated commercial building designs? Although all your interiors are planned, did you give a thought to the ceilings? There is no wonder that a ‘ceiling’ seems to be something that skips our mind rather easily. Sky Ceilings Bring Nature Inside Sky ceilings create wonderful and pleasant visual designs adding depth Continue Reading The post Impart Contemporary Twist With LED Ceilings appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Amazing Accessories For Modern Bathrooms

    1 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Thinking of modern architectural duplex house plans with latest furnishing trends? Have you given a thought to luxury bathrooms? Would you not love to have a bathroom that is not only comfortable but also beautiful? Beauty and luxury could be the foremost reason why homeowners grab certain bathroom accessories. But shopping for these items without a holistic approach can result Continue Reading The post Amazing Accessories For Modern Bathrooms appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Tips For Energy Efficient Commercial Building Design

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Energy efficient commercial building design reduces the energy consumption. Installing energy efficient appliances and encouraging little practices like switching off the lights or laptops when not at work can even do a lot to have energy efficient office. Even the state government has set code for the minimum energy standards for new commercial building design. “It will be mandatory Continue Reading The post Tips For Energy Efficient Commercial Building Design appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Green Designs: Win-Win Technology for Salem Residents

    Architects Bangalore
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:26 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Decades ago sustainable architecture had a minor niche in market. No one except the most diehard nature-fanatics would have ever given second thought or sought out ways to make their own home design more eco friendly. Today, many people and as architects in Salem, we have joined the campaign to create the most sustainable buildings. Sustainability is a smart decision. Continue Reading The post Green Designs: Win-Win Technology for Salem Residents appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Amazing Small House Plans in Coimbatore

    Architects Bangalore
    1 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore Small House Plans could be contemporary or simple, yet they can flaunt modern looks with a casual elegance. They normally come in the plot sizes of 30 x 40 sq. ft. Their streamlined forms and captivating charm make them appealing for nuclear homeowners searching for that right-sized home. Their simple forms make them inexpensive to build and easy to Continue Reading The post Amazing Small House Plans in Coimbatore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
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    Interior Design And Happy Home Living

  • Cute Solutions for small and cramped kitchens

    11 Feb 2015 | 1:03 am
    Small and narrow kitchens can be just as practical, functional and comfortable than any larger kitchen. I would even say that small and narrow kitchens can become much more functional than any other kitchen. The reason for this statement so bold is easy; because the smaller the space, the greater should be the wits to find the best solutions. But also seems that only large kitchens can be cozy kitchens and this is not true at all. A kitchenette and narrow can also be an important room in the house and that she also serves as a meeting place for the family, and it seems that in addition to the…
  • Light up your garden with lanterns

    11 Feb 2015 | 12:56 am
    When you have a garden at home is normal to want to be well kept and all the details thought. Since the plants that they want to have, furniture and even lighting. Today I want to talk about lighting and special and wonderful idea to illuminate your garden, how about lighting up your garden with lanterns or beautiful lamps? Vintage lamps are a decorative element, but even if you have in your garden a different decorative style, you can always find one that looks good on your garden. The streetlights, besides being an excellent complement decoration, also can find them adequate lighting that…
  • Create your own sitting meditation at home

    5 Feb 2015 | 1:03 am
    Due to daily stress and all the chores that people see us daily subject in the stress level is too uplifting. So much so that 24 hours having a day is very short, and if you are a person who has children even understand this better than I’m saying. Therefore it is essential that people find a turning point in your lives and feel good about yourselves, and a solution is a meditation room. I do not mean to go to a meditation at home every day, and less if barely have time! What I mean is that you create your own meditation room at home, so you will not have an excuse to find albeit 10…
  • Industrial bohemian style decoration

    1 Feb 2015 | 1:20 am
    There are many styles of decor and depend on your lifestyle, your personal tastes and your interests you’ll probably go for one or the other. There will always be a few more prevalent than others or are more fashionable decorative styles, but that should not be a factor that will influence your decision when choosing a decorative or other style. The life of every person is a totally different world and for this reason, you should choose that style that best fits you and make you feel good. There are few times I’ve heard that a house with an industrial style decor a cold or without…
  • Decorate your home with original hangers

    12 Jan 2015 | 9:17 pm
    When you get home (especially in times on the street in cold weather), you walk with a jacket on where you leave when you walk into your home? If it is a jacket that will return you get in a short period of time, it is not necessary to keep it in the closet but if you do not have a place indicated is likely to leave it anywhere as a chair or couch. Leave your coat anywhere gives an ugly and unkempt, so the best solution is to leave some beautiful original hangers. Although I have made ​​sample jackets in a hanger You can leave much more such as an umbrella, hats, scarves, necklaces…
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • Coastal and Nautical Luxury Designer Pillows

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Dive into luxury with these coastal and nautical designer pillows from the Designer Pillow Shop. There are hundreds of pillows to choose from! Gorgeous coastal designs by Company 415. The Dermond Peterson Linen Pillow Collection features many bold designs in different colors. The Turquoise Nautilus Pillow is my favorite, as featured here. In this living room, a Dermond Peterson Dory pillow
  • DIY Coastal Fabric Headboard Ideas

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Make the headboard of your bed a stunning coastal theme focal point! Here are some great DIY coastal fabric headboard ideas for inspiration! Coral fabrics seem to be a very popular choice for headboards. Half of the coastal fabric headboard ideas I'm showing you here are using the coral motif. But there sure are many gorgeous coastal patterns to choose from. Just head over to Brickhouse
  • Chic Nautical and Coastal Wallpaper (some even removable)

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    A chic nautical or coastal wallpaper is a great way to create a stunning Accent Wall or an outstanding Bathroom! Here are just a few great designs from Burke's Nautical and Coastal Wallpaper Collection that I like, including a lovely and subtle anchor wallpaper that's removable. A nautical map wallpaper is a classic choice to give a room a reference to the sea. There is a post about DIY Map
  • DIY Nautical Coastal Beach Pillow Ideas & Tutorials -Make a Pillow from Scratch or Spruce one up!

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Whether you make a coastal pillow from scratch or spruce up a bland pillow that you already have, you will end up with a cool one of a kind nautical coastal beach pillow that fits your style and decor. So here's a round up of top DIY coastal pillow ideas with tutorials! Make a Simple Envelope Pillow with a bold coastal fabric. Browse coastal fabrics here! DIY Starfish Pillow -using a
  • Decorative Coastal Drains for Sink and Shower

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Create a little surprise and wow factor in the bathroom (or kitchen) with a decorative coastal drain. An unexpected and delightful touch from the sea to add to your sink, as well as shower! In this home by Blue Sky Building Company decorative coastal drains by Link a Sink were used for several sinks. These decorative coastal drains really are mini sculptures. The drains are completely
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    BLOG - DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    It was so much fun contributing my own coffee table styling tips this week with all of the other fabulous design bloggers who did the same. And surprise! We all had similar advice to offer, and some of us even recommended the same types of items to dress a coffee table with — although, of course, each item was unique in their own special way. Please do make sure to spend a little bit of time going through everyone's articles (I link to them down below), because each of them are full of gorgeous ideas that are oh-so inspiring.Also in this week's edition of DESIGN REFRESH:My…
  • BEFORE & AFTER: A Lovely, Garden-Inspired Bathroom Blossoms Out Of A Small Space

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Interior Designer: Carla Aston | Photographer: Miro Dvorscak Finally! A peek at one of our recently completed projects: A master bath remodel we completed just before Christmas.This bathroom had a tiny, enclosed shower; a tub that was, pretty much, unused; old cabinetry; and dated finishes. The time had come to revamp it into a lovely, light, garden-inspired bathroom. BEFORE How I designed it:We moved the shower to the tub’s former location: under the window. This enabled us to incorporate that space into the master closet (extra space is always needed in a master closet),…
  • REVEALED: The Ups & Downs Of Creating Success In The Interior Design Business

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    I love, Love, LOVE talking about the business of interior design!And interior designer Tammy Cody gave me the perfect opportunity to do just that on her popular podcast, The Honest Home.Click PLAY on the media player down below to begin listening right now. Or you can listen later on iTunes. Oh, and please feel free to fast-forward to the discussions you're most interested in hearing; I've listed our talking points and the time each began down below.Enjoy! ;-) The Honest Home Topic: The Ups & Downs of the Interior Design Business CLICK HERE for INSTANT ACCESS! 0:00…
  • How To Style Your Coffee Table — An Interior Designer Reveals Her Best Tips & Tricks!

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    I often struggle when trying to add colorful flowers to an interior design project that I'm about to have professionally photographed.Anyone who reads DESIGNED knows it's one of my weaknesses.When you first take a look at a project I have designed, I don't want the flowers in the room to be the first thing you see.I want my work to shine. I want the room that we've created, the problems we've solved to be noticed and evident. Sure, if some flowers placed here or there accentuate the room, that's great; but if they demand too much attention, then it's all about the…
  • Should You Take Out A Small Business Loan To Open A Boutique?

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Image credit: MIT Libraries on Flickr I recently received an email from a reader who wants to follow her dream and open her own boutique business or shop.She asked me about taking out a loan and going for it. I am so there, right now, walking in her same shoes. I’ve even got a perfect plan and location!However, I’m tempering my decision by considering the circumstances of my local economy (Houston’s oil business capitol; low oil prices; many layoffs expected, soon; etc.) Six years ago I didn’t give any attention to potential problems I might…
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • 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 … Read More!
  • Why we love video AND want to punch it in the face

    Lynne Knowlton
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
      Humongous. Yeah.  That’s the size of my announcement today, so you better sit yourself down.   Todays post is a wild mix of 10 epic tips for a kickass life AND a music video. The music video was filmed here on our … Read More!
  • THE BEST OF ETSY: Etsy will knock your socks off and knit you new ones…

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

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

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

  • reconsidering 1930s design style

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    I recently suggested to a young couple in their early 30s to consider accessorizing the apartment I designed for them with a 1930s design style. They looked puzzled and I realized that we had a very different view of what … Continue reading →This post reconsidering 1930s design style first appeared on
  • haas brothers: it’s a cool world

    18 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Design wundertwins Nikolai and Simon Haas – known in the design world as the Hass brothers – build and craft just about anything: from an unfinished brass table designed to collect fingerprints to wings for one of Lady Gaga’s costumes. … Continue reading →This post haas brothers: it’s a cool world first appeared on
  • english studio pottery from wales

    12 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Readers of my posts know that I am a huge fan of English studio pottery and love to incorporate pieces into my projects. So when I recently came across the work of Welsh ceramicist Adam Buick, I knew I had … Continue reading →This post english studio pottery from wales first appeared on
  • contemporary cocktail tables that delight

    4 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’ve been looking at contemporary cocktail tables for a project. Where sofas and chairs are more often than not of similar forms and functions, cocktail tables can bring some personality to a space. The three contemporary cocktail tables I have … Continue reading →This post contemporary cocktail tables that delight first appeared on
  • contemporary british silversmiths on display

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    For two weeks each year, London’s eyes fall upon the creations of the very best contemporary British silversmiths at the Goldsmiths’ Fair – a selling exhibition – and I happened to be in the City to take a peek in … Continue reading →This post contemporary british silversmiths on display first appeared on
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  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of your First Apartment

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:53 am
    Finding your very first apartment is a momentous occasion. It’s a rite of passage that proves that you really are an adult now. You have your own space. You don’t have to sneak friends and “more-than-friends” in and out. The place is yours to do with as you please (as long as your lease allows it!) Getting caught up the excitement, though, causes many to get themselves in a mess. There are some very important factors to consider before and immediately after you sign your name on the lease. Be sure to avoid these common pitfalls in your first apartment. Documents,…
  • Energy Audits Can Help You Save Money and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Photo credit: My husband and I had recently purchased a new home. Though we debated for a long time over whether to purchase a newly renovated home, or an older home, I eventually won the fight and we went with an older home purchase. What can I say; I’m a sucker for crown moldings, hardwood floors, and the overall aesthetics of an older home. Anyway, we’ve been slowly transitioning into our new home. As I become more aware of my personal finances and carbon footprint we leave on the earth, I’ve been trying to be more conscious of ways to save money and help the environment.
  • Top 10 reasons why you should invest in a property in London SE1

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    One of London’s hot property spots, London SE1 has seen some spectacular luxury homes coming on the market in recent months. One such stunning example is the 4,600 sq ft of accommodation which is the Penthouse at Benbow House. The largest of its type in the area, the apartment currently graces three floors and is available to view through Pastor Real Estate. Apart from the fact you happen to be in the heart of one of the most exciting and culturally-significant cities in the world, why else would you look to invest in some classy bricks and mortar in this area of London which stretches…
  • Keeping Your Stuff and Yourself Safe When You Live in an Apartment

    10 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    Photo credit: As a homeowner, your home security is totally up to you. You can install security systems, put up flood and motion detecting lights, set up video surveillance, anything you want! You can do as much or as little as feels comfortable. When you live in an apartment, though…not so much. Apartment dwellers, you can’t rip out their windows and install security glass. You can’t wire in alarms or change the lighting (much). You definitely can’t set up video surveillance in the hallway. It can often feel like you are totally at the mercy of your landlord’s whims.
  • Apartments, Condominiums, and Reverse Mortgages

    8 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    Photo credit: If you have been watching television at any point within the last five years, you have probably seen advertisements for reverse mortgages. If you own your apartment or condo, you might also be wondering what reverse mortgages are, and whether or not you would qualify. What is a Reverse Mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a home loan that allows you to cash out a portion of your home’s equity. However, instead of paying part of the loan back each month, the bank pays you out of the equity for as long as you live in your home. Another option is for you to cash out the…
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  • Motörhead iron fist plastic resin pin | England | 1982

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    Iron Fist is the first cut off a 12 track album by British metal legends Motörhead. The title track was released as a single on April 3, 1982. The album was released on April 17, 1982. The album peaked at #6 on the UK album charts (peaked at #174 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart) and the song peaked on the UK singles chart at #29. Motörhead Iron Fist album cover. The live show featured a large fist that would open up and light up. And a prop that could be worn like a glove. But what to wear on your jacket? Here is a resin plastic pin that features the physical “iron first” that was…
  • acrylic water droplet splash sculpture

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Here is a stop-motion splash that a water droplet would make, frozen in lightly shaded blue-green transparent acrylic.  Measures 10” in height by 23” across.  This piece works as sculpture or as a prop for a photographer. eBay item 321630076889 ended January 6, 2015 at 7:59PM (United States).  Three bidders placed 31 bids on the sculpture and it sold for $76.00 plus shipping.
  • plastic poodle figurine

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:46 am
    Even with Westminster concluded for the year, it’s hard to not call everyone back and award Best in Show to this fine specimen.  Come to think of it, why would anyone go through the trouble of dealing with a real live dog when you could proudly rescue this handsome example in plastic?  Here is a poodle that measures 6-1/4” height by 6-1/2” length. Clearly, our poodle has been well loved and even has a name: FIFI, marked in black Dymo tape. That also might be a price stamp there on the belly, “99” cents.  In dog years, Fifi is probably 400 or so, give or take a few.
  • Automatic self recirculating table fountain | Beco, United States

    22 Feb 2015 | 4:25 am
    Here is an electrically operated (plug-in) low profile automatic table fountain.  The fountain is made out of yellow, brown, and cream plastic and features a pump for continuous action.  I have also seen a version of the fountain in transparent plastic.  The fountain is 16” in diameter and 4-1/2” in height. The underside of the fountain conceals unneeded cord. Beco logo. The Water Fountain is given item number 471 by Beco,  Accessories are given item number 463 (Planter Ring and Lily Accessories) and item number 462 (Brass Stand for Fountain).  The box lists the…
  • black plastic wall clock | Germany

    21 Feb 2015 | 5:09 am
    Here is a battery operated black plastic wall clock, marked “QUARTZ / GERMANY” on the face.  There is a hole on the back for hanging the clock on a wall.  The clock measures 10-1/4” height by 4-1/4” width by 1-1/2” depth. eBay item 321660534490 ended February 19, 2015.  Best offer accepted, listed Buy it now or best offer at $79.95 (Canada).
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • Guide for Wood Flooring

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today we are featuring an informative guide for wood flooring written by guest writer Jonathan Sapir, managing director of Wood and Beyond, an ethical hardwood flooring company.  Enjoy!   If you are contemplating fitting wood flooring in your new interior, you will soon come across many options and considerations that will require your attention. In this guide to planning wood flooring, we look at some of the common scenarios that you are likely to face. Types Of Wood Flooring For Project There are two types of wood flooring, one made from 100% natural wood, while another is made from…
  • Being Creative with Lighting

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Lighting can create a statement and provide emphasis and focus for a multitude of reasons.  Perhaps the fixture you select is unique and unusual, or maybe the application of lighting strays from the norm.  Today we are going to highlight some wonderful lighting installations that are a bit out of the box, yet in our opinion, simply extraordinary. First up is this absolutely stunning Lightology pendant in a dining room by Kaufman Segal Design.  It has a whimsical quality, stemming from the branch like design and we love how the lights sparkle and emanate from golden glass sleeves that…
  • 6 Ideas for Decorating a Hallway

    18 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    This week we are happy to share an article written by a guest writer from, Jane Blanchard.​  Enjoy! Hallways are one of the most difficult areas to decorate in a home. There’s usually not enough space to put much furniture, so as a result hallways are usually an afterthought or merely decorated with overflow items from the surrounding rooms. But there are ways to make a hallway an attractive, dynamic space all its own — one you won’t just want to walk by to go somewhere else. Read on for some decorating ideas that will help you turn that uninspired space into…
  • Schumacher Celerie Kemble Wallcoverings

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    All we can do is gasp at this new Celerie Kemble Wallcoverings Collection from Schumacher!  Using a sophisticated but bold color palette, this collection gives a fresh spin on timeless designs.  Check out a few of our favorite images featuring her collection below! The clever mix of silk strie running horizontally is layered behind the metallic gold vertical palm “stripes”.  This adds such interest and such a WOW factor! Schumacher Celerie Kemble Acanthus Stripe We are completely smitten by the bold and beautiful “Cirrus Clouds” wallcovering shown here in a bright…
  • Top Transitional Bathroom Picks

    11 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Transitional style provides a happy medium between Traditional and Contemporary design.  Today we would like to share with you a few of our top picks for Transitional bathrooms! We love this bathroom below designed by Wendy Ann Miller.  The dark walnut cabinetry contrasts with the Cararra Marble, allowing for a dramatic look without the usual stark black and white combo.  And how could we not mention the fabulous vessel sinks and faucets!  They really are the stars of the show!  So unexpected! Transitional Bathroom Designed by Wendy Ann Miller Next up we have this really cool and…
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  • Choosing a Central Heating System with Style

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    The heating of your home is one of those things that is essential to living there in comfort, but may seem far less fun than choosing other features for your design project. Central heating is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Should You Consider Investing In A Beachfront House?

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:18 am
    There are so many nowadays that are interested in beachfront properties because of the fact that they see these as really good investments. The truth is that this is definitely the case. If you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Property Advice – Helpful Tips for New Landlords

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:05 am
    2015 is shaping up to be a great year for landlords. Last year, the UK witnessed a boom in buy-to-let properties, in particular with older generations investing their savings into buying a second... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Is it possible to make the oil industry greener?

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Oil is one of the most important, yet environmentally-damaging, commodities today. It powers up factories that make necessary consumables, such as food, but it also spills and poisons creatures from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stylish Ideas for Decorating Hallways

    12 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    Looking for some stylish ideas for decorating hallways? Then you have come to the right place. Your hallway deserves to look stylish and fashionable, so that you can make the most of this space in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Warm and Charming Scandinavian Home

    Melina Divani
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:26 am
    For those of us who enjoy a little challenge, this apartment is a perfect space with its irregular ceilings and tight corners. Its beautiful terrace overlooks the tops of the city, making each day in this small cozy space a tasteful and simple one. The living room consists of various sofas and chairs that surround a white furnace, and it is the apartment’s brilliant use of light colors, lighting and wood that allows for such a place to look as far from being constrained and tight as possible. The kitchen is not separated from the living room, to appear more spacious, and with all the…
  • House With Breath-taking Views and the Ultimate in Luxury

    Melina Divani
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Leobo Private Reserve is a completely private 20,000 acre estate based in the beautiful Waterberg mountains, 3 hours drive north of Johannesburg and home to the award winning ‘Observatory Bush Villa’ – probably the most stunning safari house in Africa not only from an architectural and style perspective but also as a fantastic home for families and small groups. Owned by an English family as their private home and only recently available on  a limited commercial basis, the reserve is rented on an exclusive basis only. You don’t share it with any other guests; it’s your playground…
  • Purple Hues Of Luxury

    Melina Divani
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:09 am
    A beautiful meeting place to relax and chat is the feeling you get from this planking and pergola made from pinewood stained and varnish. Philippe Starck chairs add just the right amount of modernistic contrast. Soft cushions exude the beauty of lavender-violet hues. The beauty of this scene extends to the interior as well. For instance, the same color theme streams into the inside of the home, carrying a tranquil ambiance throughout the space. Inside the home, the living room is thrust into a palette of lavender, mauves, and royal purple, against a backdrop of white walls, soft beige…
  • Loft With A Mix Of Styles Periods And Materials

    Melina Divani
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:01 am
    Lofts are these great open spaces that allow the decorator to run wild with their imagination. It instills a sense of freedom and fulfillment even when the space is empty. The couple Scott & Kristan, owners of the design firm Hammer + Spear in Los Angeles, have taken their loft space and created an unpretentious environment through a fusion of DIY and collected vintage pieces. The effect is a conglomeration of styles, eras, and materials, joined together by a nonaligned color palette. Wood is an important part of the décor throughout the loft, with stark wooden beams on the ceiling,…
  • Handmade Bespoke Kitchen

    Melina Divani
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    Located in the village of Kettleshulme, Cheshire, Carved Wood Design is a great example of alternative thinking. Carved wood specializes in alternative bespoke kitchen and furniture design, avoiding the standard template of design used by most companies professing to make individual handmade furniture and bespoke kitchen furniture. Beautifully made, entirely by hand, this is the real thing, handmade to perfection. Thats why it looks like nothing else on the market, truly unique, highly personal, a statement of the clients intellect and idiosyncrasies as much as the makers. Carved wood have…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • 2015 Milan Fashion Week – Jeremy Scott for Mochino

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    Have you notice the ultimate online Buzz? It seems that Jeremy Scott has teamed up with Moschino and have created an unreal collection. Milan, was yesterday, a place that really conquered everyone’s imaginary. From Looney Tunes to Mcdonalds, the truth is that everyone fell in love with colorful and extravagant pieces. Ready to wear has now a different definition and meaning, and we have to thank Jeremy for being bold and take advantage our differente trends living among different society’s categories. SEE ALSO: 2015 New York Fashion Week – review of the fifth day Who said that…
  • Living room ideas 2015: Top 5 modern bookcase for a reader lover

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:33 am
    Are you a book lover? And maybe an interior design lover too? If so, we prepare an article with top 5 modern bookcase for being part of your living room ideas set and maybe in the end you feel inspired to prepare a living room with a modern bookcase better than the one of the picture below. As a book lover you learn so much and lived some many stories that you want them to put them in a place that only make them more special. And as book is a creativity tool, the 5 modern bookcase that we are about to suggest you are 5 must valued living room ideas. SEE MORE: JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT INTERIORS, A…
  • Modern Living Room: 8 wooden mirrors to have in 2015

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    These mirror decorating ideas are not only beautiful, but transforming. From mirrored furniture to full-length and bathroom mirrors, our selection of pieces below will allow you to create different sets, giving the illusion of space, accentuating proportions, bouncing around light and adding glamour to a room. Wood is one of the 2015 trendy materials and that’s why all our mirror suggestions are in wood. Nevertheless some have different finishes, giving them another color or turning them shinier. See also: 7 Large wall mirrors, a chicest touch for a modern home decor  KAAMOS Mirror
  • Living room ideas 2015: Top 5 brass floor lamp

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:32 am
    2015 will be a year for modern living room ideas.  And if you are looking for living room ideas to achieve that modern look, you may want to know that brass floor lamps are a great way to do it. So, for helping you choosing or get inspiration for you modern living room, we’re gonna present you below the top 5 brass floor lamp. CYPRES Floor Lamp CYPRES Floor Lamp stands strong like a tree with its four gold plated brass sprouts emerging from the Carrara marble base, and the lamps acting as the oblong seed cones fully illuminating the surrounding space. SEE MORE: SCULPTURED FLOOR…
  • BRIT awards 2015 nominees list, the full and complete list

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:16 pm
    The BRIT Awards 2015 will be held at The O2 in London today and will be broadcast live on ITV. The week will also see the culmination of the Next BRIT Thing – a national competition within the BPI-backed The Big Music Project that aims to discover the best in young music talent. For more information on all the gigs and events happening around BRITs Week, check out War Child and O2′s Passport Back To The Bars or visit check here for tickets to the label nights. BRABBU is ready to present the BRIT awards 2015 nominees list, get ready: MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM -Alt-J –…
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  • New From Crestview Collection: Table Lamps

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    Today, we’re happy to share some of the exciting new table lamps from Crestview Collection. Among our latest additions are these beautiful and intriguing lights. From elegant and sophisticated to modern and industrial, there’s a new lamp just right for every design aesthetic and every space:   With flowing curves and captivating texture, the Vita lamp merges an antique silver finish and charcoal linen in a most appealing way.     The Gears lamp brings industrial style to the tabletop and the living room or den. A natural linen shade works well with the metal-look…
  • Vintage Styling in the Kitchen

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    Whether you have an actual vintage kitchen or a modern one for which you crave a little vintage good looks, it’s easy to decorate with bits and pieces from the past. No treasured collections to display, then search for new home decor accessories that just look like they could have been handed down through generations to you. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by the kitchens below: Soften kitchen decor with fresh flowers. Get instant impact with a bouquet of pink bloom. Easy does it. An armful of similar blooms can be beautiful tucked into a vase. A rustic, slightly industrial kitchen…
  • Decorating With Spring Greens

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    Over recent months, it seems there’s been a renewal of interest in this yellow green that’s known by many names, including Tender Shoots. For those folks who are living in cold climes right now, it feels like time to spring forward. Here are some ideas for bringing a touch of Spring into interior spaces–a bit of the color that peeks out to signal more suitable weather is on it’s way. To inspire your dreams of Spring, here are rooms with a touch or more of vibrant green. Green is used in many ways in this neutral living room with splashes of orange and green. We love…
  • Design Inspiration: Dark Walls

    15 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Dark walls can be handsome, moody and elegant,too. Whether charcoal, midnight blue or pure black, dark walls are all appealing in their way. Today, we’re sharing rooms that are made better by dark walls. Perhaps, it’s time to consider going dark in a room or two. What do you think? Dark is elegant on the floor, walls and reflected off the ceiling in this beautiful and inviting foyer. Furniture, art and wall, all go dark in this chic and yet cozy living room. The art hangs beautifully on this gray wall. Who would have expected glossy blue cabinets with black interiors, walls and…
  • Things We Love: Lights & Home Decor Accessories

    8 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    With the beginning of a new year, we have plans for updating our interior spaces. How about you? Whether a total redo is in your near future or you just want to add a little spice to your surroundings at home, we’re excited to share a few beautiful ideas we’ve found recently on Arcadian Home. Please enjoy.     Need a little glamour in your life? This little bench is captivating in gold leafed forged iron with gray and shimmering gold upholstered seat. It’s perfect for any space, from living room to dressing room.     We love nesting tables for the living…
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  • Who makes the best 7 Pancakes around the world?

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    Happy Pancakes Day to Everyone Reading this Right Now! You must be excited to make wonderful pancakes today. If you are short of ideas then don’t look any further and see the best pancakes recipes from around the world. If like it then share and if you don’t like it then I am interested in hearing from you what you like. Sharing is caring you know So, Here goes our list: 7. German Pancakes Image by Jostlori Served with my homemade buttermilk syrup, it’s an eye-opening treat. To see full recipe don’t forget to visit this link:…
  • Happy Valentines Day! Stay Creative because it matters :)

    14 Feb 2015 | 12:59 am
    Happy Valentines Day to all around the world! I started this blog for the love of my life and been so humbled by the love you all showed towards me over time too. So today, I am going to share creative designs for people in love designed by people in love Keep spreading the love. For the love of my life …. I Love You! 1. Interior Design of Small Apartment on Valentine What you say? Isn’t it so romantic :D 2. Romantic Holidays in Tuscany I love love to go here with you one day! I am glad you have not been there before. You all should visit too. 3. Romantic Film I would love to see…
  • Flower Hacks for your beautiful Home!

    23 Dec 2014 | 2:54 pm
    We all decorate our homes with flowers to beautify the surrounding but to make these flowers last longer and beautiful is quite tricky task. We do want to last them long specially when we receive it as a gift from a loved one. So today. I am going to share some pretty cool flowers hacks from the editors of to make them look beautiful and last longer. Wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Year from me and my love! 1. Cut the stems of your flowers at a 45-degree angle one inch from the bottom. Kathleen Kamphausen It instantly increases the surface area for water…
  • This Holiday Season, Smell your Karma!

    29 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Holiday season has just started and we all are looking for perfect gifts for our loved ones. Yesterday, after coming back from tour of Thailand with my love of life, I wanted to give her something magical to make her feel like on tropical island in a bath. I went for a shopping next day and saw different shops on Princes Street, Edinburgh and stumbled upon the shop of Lush. I smelled different soap with amazing aromas. Among all, I love the smell of Karma (quite interesting name too). Courtesy: Lush   Since, I was so overwhelmed with smell of different soaps, I decided to order two from…
  • Top 5 Interior Designers to Follow this Month on Instagram

    8 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    So here goes the list of my favorite instagramers for this month. 1. Grant K. Gibson Clearly, Gibson is a fan of consistency—each of his posts features a stark white border, creating the illusion of looking through a window into his beautiful world. Follow him at @grantkgibson. COURTESY INSTAGRAM 2. The Everygirl Via Instagram: @theeverygirl_ In their words, “the life map for Everygirls everywhere.” Basically: really pretty stuff all the time. 3. Homepolish Via Instagram: @homepolish You can actuaully find pretty cool stuff here for your inspiration or brighten up your insta feed 4.
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  • Our 50 Shades of Gray

    Milosz Pekala
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:54 am
    You’re not bound to one shade of grey. Whip any room into shape with one of these pieces. Soon you’ll have a spankin’ new room full of favorites. You don’t have to be Christian Grey to afford everything you see below. Match your favorite shade number to the products below. Let’s play.   Pin this. We promise it won’t hurt a bit.
  • Mom Cave

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

    Wendy Weinert
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    We are officially well into the new year – a time to “start over” and make changes to one’s lifestyle. There are a lot of different resolutions we make to better ourselves each year, but ultimately, we just want to be happy. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of tips and suggestions to find happiness at home. Try a couple or try them all, and see if they make a difference for you! Embrace your style You can have a professional interior designer redecorate your entire home, but that doesn’t mean you’ll  be happy with the new setup. Decorate each room…
  • Create the Perfect Man Cave

    Doug Kaid
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Need a space to get away from it all or to watch the big game, hang out with friends or simply relax in solitude? That’s where a “man cave” can come in handy, a room of your own where you can find sanctuary whenever you need a break. With the Super Bowl just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get started – whether it is for you or a spouse. Here are the steps… First you’ll have to carve out an area in your home you that can be man-caved. It could be an corner in the basement, the garage, attic or an unused storage room. Make sure to discuss your…
  • How to Design a Welcoming and Functional Entryway

    Wendy Weinert
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:17 pm
    When friends and family walk into your home, what will they see? A welcoming, stylish space or a muddy entryway cluttered with coats and shoes? A messy foyer can take away from your home’s overall interior design, and coming home to find your place disheveled can make you feel stressed, too, which is exactly the opposite of how one should feel in their home.  To design an entryway that’s beautiful and clutter-free, first you have to get organized. Storage benches are perfect for entryways and can keep the area tidy without diminishing your home’s style. Even better,…
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  • 5 Tips To Decorate Your Outdoor Space

    2 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    Many homeowners are choosing to take advantage of the warmer weather by enjoying their outdoor areas, from the swimming pool to the patio. A dull or overgrown outdoor space, however, is not going to appear very inviting to your guests. We have shared 5 of our favourite tips to help you decorate your space and
  • Thinking Of Replacing Your Kitchen Tiles? Try Subway Tiles

    5 Jun 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Do you find cracks and worn out tiles in your kitchen? Are you looking for better tiles for your kitchen that will help in easy cleaning of backsplashes? If you are looking for the above, then you have landed on the right page. Just like many of the areas in your kitchen today, the backsplash
  • What To Avoid In Your Home Décor For 2014

    8 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Decorating your home successfully is an incredibly challenging task and it takes a lot of effort, especially if this is your first time. If you don’t tackle the project correctly, your great ideas could end up being one gigantic disaster. Here are the things that you should avoid when creating a new home décor for
  • 5 Winter Interior Design Tips

    2 Mar 2014 | 9:57 pm
    As the cold winter months draw ever closer, we will probably find ourselves spending more time indoors and less time out. Many people like to update their décor around this time of the year in preparation, so we have compiled these tips to help you achieve just this without breaking the bank: Invite Nature In
  • Choose Fire Resistant Curtains And Be Aware Of Hazards

    27 Feb 2014 | 10:48 pm
    When choosing curtains, one factor that many people pay little attention to is the fabric’s fire resistance. Choosing a flame retardant material can be extremely useful in the event of an emergency, especially because a window could be the only means of escape from the home. The next time you are shopping for curtains, make
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  • 3 Fun Ways to Create a Romantic Valentine’s Day Date at Home

    Banarsi Designs
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, it’s time to plan an intimate get-together with your special someone. Having dinner at home can be an uber romantic change of pace, and means you’ll avoid the restaurant crowd and be alone. Use these 3 fun ideas to decorate your space and make it feel like you’re at a private establishment set up just for you two! 1. Set the Scene With a Bold Red Tablecloth (Photo Credits: Banarsi Designs, Decorating with Barbara) Nothing says “Valentine’s Day” more than the color red. Instantly transform your table into the perfect romantic dinner…
  • How to Make Your Bedroom Cold Weather Cozy

    Banarsi Designs
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:09 pm
    With the cold weather that has been saturating most of the nation, keeping warm is becoming a priority. However, you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. Here are several ways you can make your bedroom cold weather cozy and keep it looking fabulous. Put Extra Throw Pillows On Your Bed (Photo Credits: His For Home Blog, Banarsi Designs) When the weather is downright chilly out, put some extra throw pillows on your bed to cuddle up with. They can help the bed retain your body heat while you’re sleeping, and can make your bed uber comfortable! Keep it stylish by using soft, luxurious…
  • 4 Home Color Scheme Trends for 2015

    Banarsi Designs
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    Choosing a new color scheme for your home can be a simple yet remarkable way to give your home a brand new look and feel this year. Give your home a new personality with these fresh color scheme trends for 2015. 1. Cool Blues & Greys (Photo Credits: Love of Family and Home) Once shunned for being “depressing,” cool blues and greys are making a comeback this year. When paired with teal, aqua, and yellow accents, this color scheme can project a clean, fresh feel. Try using this color scheme in your living room for a simple yet stunning look, or use it to give your bathroom a…
  • 4 Tips to Get Your House Organized & Looking Great for the New Year

    Banarsi Designs
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:54 am
    Organizing your home for the new year is a great way to get a head start on 2015 and ring in the start of the year right. While organizing your entire home may seem like an insurmountable challenge, it’s much easier when you take it piece by piece, or room by room. Here are 4 easy tips on how to organize each room in your house that will help you get off on the right foot. 1. Repurpose an Old Pallet For Blanket and Throw Pillow Storage Keep your luxury throw pillows and blankets out of the way but still at hand by repurposing an old pallet into a rustic looking wooden box for your living…
  • 3 New Year’s Party Themes That Will Start 2015 Off Right

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

  • Everything You Need to Know About Cabinet Refacing

    18 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Most homeowners agree that the kitchen is the heart of their homes and the room that sees the most traffic. It should be no surprise that homeowners want to give their kitchens a facelift when the cabinets become worn or outdated. Cabinet refacing has become a popular option over a major kitchen remodel in recent years, particularly since the materials and options have become more technologically advanced. The price also makes refacing a more appealing option, as the cost to reface is typically about half that of a total cabinet replacement. Cabinet Refacing Cost According to the National…
  • Choosing the Right Material for Your Kitchen Countertops

    13 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    How do kitchen countertop materials compare in terms of cost, quality, maintenance and durability? Check out our helpful chart below and find out! Granite Transformations Countertops Granite Transformations’ countertops are made of a combination of granite, quartz and a unique, proprietary sealing ingredient called ForeverSeal, which makes them extremely durable, resistant to stains, scratches and heat – which means they never need to be sealed like natural granite does. All Granite Transformations countertops are proudly manufactured in the USA, backed by a Lifetime Warranty and are…
  • DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    5 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Red roses, chocolate, champagne and heart-shaped candies can only mean one thing –Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! Valentine’s Day can be one of the most romantic holidays for couples in love. Oddly enough, however, it can also be one of the most stressful holidays for couples. Why? They want to show their love – but they don’t know how, or they are afraid of disappointing their better half. Here are some fun and stress-free ideas to surprise your loved one and show them how much you care for them on Valentine’s Day (and every day of the year, for…
  • Does Your Bathroom Need a Makeover? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Homeowners today are paying more attention to their bathrooms for both functionality and aesthetic reasons. They have transitioned into a room of luxury and convenience, bringing our everyday routines into a personal space. How do you know it’s time to give your bathroom a makeover? Take this quiz to find out! Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 11 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Information Bathroom Remodelling Quiz You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz is loading... You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz. You have to…
  • Long Term Value of Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: What’s the Return on Your Investment (ROI)?

    13 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    There are many reasons why homeowners choose to remodel their homes. Generally, the main reasons are to improve the look and feel of their space, increase its value, and nowadays, improve energy efficiency. In extreme situations (such as natural disasters), homeowners may be faced with less cosmetic renovations that may include securing a foundation or improving the insulation. In any event, it’s important to assess the situation and ask yourself: “Which room do I need to renovate the most and will the renovation bring a maximum return on my investment (ROI)?” Kitchen and bathroom…
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  • Gadgets You Will Love – Ozeri Ceramic 3-Piece Knife Set

    Vidya Sudarsan
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Share on Tumblr Knife is a chef’s most important tool! Without slicing and dicing fruits and vegetables, there is no easy way to cook! I’ve always used a steel knife until Ozeri sent me their Ceramic 3-Piece Knife Set to review along with the knife stand. I immediately noticed that these were lighter than what I’m used to. [...] The post Gadgets You Will Love – Ozeri Ceramic 3-Piece Knife Set appeared first on Related posts: Gadgets You Will Love – Ozeri Milk Frother Gadgets You Will Love – Ozeri Ultra Wind Fan Gadgets You Will Love…
  • Design Your Dream Bathroom Via DecorPlanet

    Vidya Sudarsan
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Share on Tumblr I was recently introduced to, and this online store is now one of my favorite places to go for luxurious bathroom products. Many of us want to design a dream bathroom that is elegant and stylish, yet convenient and simple to use. It’s definitely possible to create a bathroom that fulfills these qualities as long as it’s designed with [...] The post Design Your Dream Bathroom Via DecorPlanet appeared first on Related posts: Dream Essentials Nite Note Review Moorbi — Sustainable Products For All! Design Tips by…
  • Retseliney Vegetable Spiralizer Review

    Vidya Sudarsan
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Share on Tumblr I received Retseliney vegetable spiralizer to review recently and this little device has been put to test in my kitchen. I find this as an interesting kitchen tool – a vegetable spiralizer that looks like an hourglass with blades on the inside and feels like a pencil sharpener. All I had to do was place [...] The post Retseliney Vegetable Spiralizer Review appeared first on Related posts: Pattern Inspiration Via Vegetable Gardens Gadgets You Will Love – Dual Julienne and Vegetable Peeler iPhone 6 Wallet Leather Case Review HotelSpa…
  • Victoos Reusable Nut Bags Review

    Vidya Sudarsan
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Share on Tumblr I have never used a nut bag before, and to my surprise the whole process was easier than I imagined. I’ve used cheesecloth to make yogurt cheese, and it was hard to clean the cloth and it stained easily. In contrast to the cheesecloth, Victoos reusable nut bags come with a ton of features, [...] The post Victoos Reusable Nut Bags Review appeared first on Related posts: Ready to School – Insulated Lunch Bag And Water Bottle Review Sumo – Gaint Bean Bags! Instantly Framed iPhone App Review Smart Tea Infuser by Drinkkler Review
  • Ready to School – Insulated Lunch Bag And Water Bottle Review

    Vidya Sudarsan
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Share on Tumblr Today’s post is about two stylish products that made my girls happy! I received Hango’s lunch bags and Francois et Mimi’s water bottles to review. First, let me share a picture of how cute these products are followed by my review. As you know, we are vegetarians, and I cook a lot. There is always [...] The post Ready to School – Insulated Lunch Bag And Water Bottle Review appeared first on Related posts: Preparing Your Home Ready For Winter HotelSpa Ultra-Luxury 7-setting LED Hand Shower Review Smart Tea Infuser by Drinkkler…
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    Blog with Interior Designer News and Furniture News

  • 50 Shades of Grey: The Furniture Edit

    4 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Tensions (sexual that is) are running high as the first full scene from the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey film has been released, and we are crossing out the days until the much awaited 14 of February Valentine's Day film release.   In the meantime we were very excited to learn that Portuguese brands Boca do Lobo, Koket and Delightfull were selected to furnish the home of the exuberant Christian Grey (we wouldn't want to leave his home of course!). His designer furniture could be yours with the click of a button, so why not bring a little Grey…
  • Get the Winter Look

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

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

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

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

  • Built-In Refrigerators That Blend Perfectly into Your Kitchen’s Decor

    Yuka Yoneda
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    With open-concept living all the rage these days, many homeowners desire a seamless flow between their kitchens and living rooms. The trend has also translated into the popularity of built-in refrigerators and appliances that are custom-fitted to match the other design elements in the space. While we personally like fridges that actually look like fridges, we have to admit that opening up what looks like another cabinet to reveal an icebox is pretty nifty. If you’re thinking about installing a camouflaged cooler in your kitchen, flip through our gallery for some inspiration.Can you spot…
  • 6 Berkeley Cottages: Tiny Houses from the Past

    Starre Vartan
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Berkeley, California used to be a farming community far from the big city of San Francisco, which is located across the Bay. When transit lines reached the East Bay, both Berkeley, Oakland, and other communities in the area got subdivided and divided again, as people now had easy access to the city. In some cases, early landowners bought as much land as they could, but then could only afford to construct cottages. They would farm the land in front of the cottage (usually between the cottage and the road it faced), and sell the extra vegetables for cash, (and eat the rest themselves), ekeing…
  • The Indigo Color Trend for Spring

    Kate Simmons
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    Are you in an indigo mood? Like a good pair of jeans, this classic hue goes with everything. This spring indigo is making a comeback, and retailers such as Pottery Barn and Anthropologie are putting the shade front and center. Today we take a look at 12 new finds that make one thing clear: indigo is a color that deserves a second look!Classic IndigoShades of indigo range from royal blue to deep navy. Our first batch of indigo items boasts a classic style that reflects the color’s versatility. This Linen Booker Armchair from Anthropologie was inspired by a flea market find. Mid-century…
  • 10 Floor Lamps with Modern Style

    Kate Simmons
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Looking to add some lighting to your interior? One of the easiest ways to illuminate your space is to incorporate lamp lighting. Floor lamps give design enthusiasts a chance to make a sculptural statement. Plus, the featured finds below really showcase some of today’s top trends, such as minimalist lighting involving a single bulb. There’s something for everyone in the images that follow, as many of these selections are versatile enough to complement a variety of styles, from the eclectic to the industrial. Ready to shine the spotlight on floor lamps?…Sleek Floor Lamps with…
  • Cancun’s Nizuc Resort and Spa: A Design Adventure in Mexican History, Sustainability

    Starre Vartan
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    A former Mexican president’s vacation residence is now open to all of us mere mortals, and after a thoughtful makeover, it’s become the classiest resort in Cancun. (No partying on the beach here!)Nizuc Resort and Spa, located in a panoramic spot where the Caribbean Sea meets a protected lagoon, next to a 29-acre nature preserve, opened just last year. It’s a beautiful marriage of pure luxury and sustainable, place-centric design.Nizuc’s Indochine restaurant exterior at nightMaría Oliveira, the Public Relations Manager at Nizuc, said, “The idea was to have a…
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    Leovan Design

  • Formal Interior Design Style

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

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

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    Casual interior design style makes a room feel warm, comfortable, and inviting. It contains simple details, relaxing horizontal lines instead of vertical lines, and layouts which are not symmetrical.  Casual design style can be easily mixed with other design styles such as country and rustic. Many home owners prefer it because it is visually appealing, functional, comfortable, and easy to
  • Kitchen Staging Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Kitchens can make or break a sale when you are trying to sell your home. You should stage your kitchen to help your home sell faster for a better price. Home staging will make your kitchen appear functional, attractive, organized, spacious, and a great place to make a meal. 
 Here are my best tips to follow when staging your kitchen: Tie all the design elements in the kitchen
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Zeina Al Anaka Magazine

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

  • Four Fresh Ways To Add Color In A Home

    Decor Girl
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Four unique places to add color in easy unexpected ways can make an interior can really come to life. No painting required! Read More
  • How To Choose Glass Tile For The Bathroom

    Decor Girl
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Selecting glass tile for a bathroom is all about knowing the different options for where it can give the most impact. Read More
  • Top 10 Cars From 2015 Cavallino Classic

    Decor Girl
    14 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    The four days of the 2015 Cavallino Classic were filled with jaw dropping examples of automotive excellency from the one of a kind rare Ferrari Dino which won the Scuderia Ferrari Cup for Best of Show to the equally elusive modern … Read More
  • Kitchen Storage: All About That Space

    Decor Girl
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Kitchen storage is a hot button for anyone who cooks and enjoys their ample tools and utensils. Storage solutions are all about the space, and how we use it. Read More
  • How To Create Eye-Popping Rooms In 3 Easy Steps

    Decor Girl
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Beautiful interiors exude a sense of effortless ease, they make people smile to enter and happy to inhabit. You can achieve this by following 3 simple steps. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Decorating a room with walnut flooring

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

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

    9 Feb 2015 | 1:55 am
    If you’re looking to sell your home, it is natural for you to want to try to maximise its value. Property should be seen as a long term investment, and you should be doing everything you can to make sure that if you do decide to sell, you will get the best price possible for your home. With that in mind, here are 5 steps you can take to increase the value of your home.   1) Install double glazing In a time of rising energy bills, double glazing is seen as a major advantage and even sometimes a deal breaker for people looking to purchase a new home. If you can’t fit double…
  • Hardwood flooring trends to watch out for in 2015

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, many people will choose to undertake a project in their home. If you feel like you need to breathe new life into your home, hardwood flooring is a great way to achieve this. With so many different options and types of wood available however, it can sometimes be tricky to know where to begin. To help make things a bit easier, the following are a few hardwood flooring trends you should watch out for in 2015. Unfinished wooden floors One of the many benefits of hardwood flooring is the ever growing selection of different finishes you can give wood…
  • Choosing your wooden flooring – Hardwood or Engineered Wood?

    14 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    When it comes to wooden flooring, every home is different and people have a unique take on what will or won’t work in their home. Choosing between solid hardwood and engineered wood therefore requires a little research, and with this in mind we discuss the two, so that you can make up your own mind about what sort of flooring would suit you best. Engineered Wood Flooring Engineered wood comprises of 3-15 layers of wood, and varies from 13mm to 22mm thick, with the top veneers varying from 2 to 8mm. The layers are bonded together by way of extreme pressure and cold glue (far better to…
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    The Sofa & Chair Company Blog | Interior Design Ideas

  • Update Your Living Room: Key Luxury Sofa Trends for 2015

    Robertas Domarkas
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    If you’re looking for a way to update your living room without repainting, recarpeting and investing in a whole new range of furniture, look to your trusty sofa! Your settee is likely to be the key feature in your lounge; and a dated, tired looking sofa can make the space look far shabbier and unappealing than it actually is.When is it time to invest in a new sofa? Obviously, only you can answer that. However, if it’s ripped, stained beyond rescue, or if it’s an out-of-date design, then replacement may be the answer. If you’re committed to purchasing a stylish new sofa for your home,…
  • Period Living Perfected: How to Create Elegant, Timeless Appeal in Your Living Room

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

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

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

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

  • The Grayson, a Contemporary Home by Webb & Brown-Neaves

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:59 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring the magnificent “upside-down” living home, The Grayson, designed by Webb & Brown-Neaves. Previously, we featured another of their stunning homes, The Azumi. Like The Azumi, The Grayson has a sophisticated and open design, with a luxurious kitchen and attention to comfort and detail. The Grayson, as mentioned above, is an “upside-down” home, meaning that the bedrooms, usually all upstairs, are on the main level. The more public areas, like the living room, dining room, and kitchen, are on the upper level. In this case, having the…
  • Modern Style House LA Design By Modify Your Space

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:59 am
    We are proud to bring you this modern styled Los Angeles home interior by Modify Your Space. This home boasts a brightly hued, high contrast contemporary design that stands apart from similar homes with a bevy of intriguing details. Personal touches are apparent throughout, from the custom cabinetry to the striking lighting elements. Read on to take in the luxurious detail and stylistic cohesion of this home. A certain element of contrast between rich, dark wood and sleek white countertops appears within several spaces, echoing a signature look throughout the interior. With a minimalist,…
  • Minimalist Guest-Oriented Barn Conversion by SHED Architecture

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring an antique barn that has been renovated into a multi-functional home by SHED Architecture.  Above, we can see  landscaping that surrounds a patio with a sliding barn door that leads to the main living areas. The owners wanted a home that would support a variety of guests and activities, and had very specific needs. They wanted a workroom, kitchen, a separate apartment, a bunk-room, and more than one bathroom all within the existing building. The designers from the SHED team actually lived on site for a while during the renovations, which allowed them…
  • Compact and Cozy Taipei Hpe Huang Home by PartiDesign

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    Welcome to another gallery featuring one of PartiDesign‘s wonderfully minimalist and bright home designs. This home is a two-bedroom apartment in which one of the rooms has been changed into a small home office. Like the rest of PartiDesign’s homes, this design features an open-concept living space consisting of the living room, dining room, and kitchen with a small hallway that leads to the bedroom, bathroom, and home office. The rich, dark hardwood flooring and ivory walls continue throughout the home, creating a uniform space. The home also features extensive windows with…
  • Spectacular Residencia PM Project By Spagnuolo Architecture

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    Welcome to our gallery highlighting the immaculate contemporary Residencia PM Project by Spagnuolo Architecture. The defining concept for this home was the building placement, forming an “L” shape on the terrain, which created a patio to integrate the social and private spaces of the home. Natural light is allowed to spill throughout the indoor and outdoor areas. Sliding wall panels inside the home provide flexibility and spacial integration, while sunlight and ventilation enters through large glass panels and roof openings. On the living room, six meter tall pivot glass doors…
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    The Grey Home

  • Carpets in kitchens : Yay or Nay ?

    Soufiane Nab
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:37 am
    Good afternoon/evening/morning World!Are you one of those who find the idea of putting a carpet in kitchen is a good idea or the ones who do not. If you still didn't choose your side, or maybe you have no idea of the result of this idea.. we will find out today..: )I believe that making carpets is an Art. Why ? A carpet is not just a piece of tissue or fabric.. A carpet is more than that: It's a complicated process of production ( i'm talking here about the hand made ones )Finding this great combination of colors and mixing them into a piece of Art is a way of creativity and ingenuity.Ok.. We…
  • 5 essential clever gadgets for your bathroom ( Part I )

    Soufiane Nab
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:36 am
    As mentioned before, the thing i love about gadgets is the creativity and the utiliy they offer. We have daily tasks that can be more easier and less time consuming with using some gadgets. Today, in this blog entry, i'm listing some of the gadgets i came across browsing internet and page web or amazon products and i'm planning to get.1- Tapi by dreamfarm.This one, i can't find a name for. well, the image speaks of itself and the utility of the gadget. as you can see, squeezing this object will create a water fountain for better cleaning of mouth after putting fluor in it. buy on amazon2…
  • 15 Essential kitchen gadgets for easier tasks

    Soufiane Nab
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Hello,The main thing i like about creativity is to create the need: create a new product that does not exist before and that one is simply a time saver, helpful in daily tasks or simply just important for avoiding complicated tasks.I decided to post this blog entry for listing great and important gadgets everyone will need or would like to have. Every gadget below is a best seller or at least 4/5 stars item based on customer reviews on Amazon, in other words, we won't be worrying about the efficiency or reliability of the item.The Strawberry Huller(4.5 star based on 935 customer reviews )The…
  • Room corners : Best place to place a workstation and save space

    Soufiane Nab
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Hello everyone,Yes! It's been a while since i have updated The Grey Home. Been busy with life, new job; so i had to manage my time cleverly. now that i have more free time i'll post some entries. Hope everyone is doing great today.The kitchen organization ideas post is one of the most visited entries of this blog. if that's has one meaning is people are looking for ideas for managing small or big space.For achieving or at least helping you with some inspirational ideas on the web. i'm writing this blog entry about work places. choosing a place for working at home is not always a easy choice.
  • Clever tips #17 - Iron board holder

    Soufiane Nab
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:33 am
    I was browsing some ideas for storing or hanging/holding an iron board holder since it takes too much space when you do not hold it with its materials. and found out this clever idea for an iron board holder. this gadget could save you too much space and give well organization for pressing clothes area. The product can be found on Amazon ( see the link above ) with ( i think ) a reasonable price! Have a nice weekend followers. : )Product link
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • 30 Minute Corner Makeover

    Donna Hoffman
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Donna Hoffman on... Decorating Lovers, help is here. Ever look at one spot in your nest and think “#$@!,  this spot is making me crazy?” Even if you didn’t use a hashtag and dollar sign in your expletive, I know too well that exasperated feeling that comes due to some “nails-on-a-chalkboard spot” in your kitchen, your living room or your bedroom. It can drive you nuts. But I want you to love living in your home! So try this easy 30 Minute Makeover. Step 1. Pick one section of a room that is a little – or a lot – “off” for you. Pick one section only, not the whole room. We…
  • Design Giggles: If Furniture Could Talk

    Donna Hoffman
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Donna Hoffman on... About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous results when decorating your own home, or hiring the right contractors.” The results are people get that more beautiful home, spend…
  • The Secret to Hanging Artwork

    Donna Hoffman
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... How do you hang artwork right every time? Here’s the answer…   About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous results when decorating your own home, or hiring the…
  • Relieve Your Decorating Stress in One Hour!

    Donna Hoffman
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    Donna Hoffman on... Join The Interior Design Advocate, Donna Hoffman on Friday, February 12, 2015 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST for a live webinar. If you are an Interior Decorating Lover, Design Consumer or DIY Decorator who really wants to make great(er!) design results happen at your place, then this live Webinar will be extremely valuable to you and take your decorating results to the next level. And get your design questions ready, because you’ll have a chance to ask Donna questions at the end! Click on the video below to register or click here:…
  • Men & Design

    Donna Hoffman
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Donna Hoffman on... Ladies, we’ve all been there, one way or another, right?! About Donna Hoffman, The Interior Design Advocate™ Author of the popular home design system, The Decorating Genius System – 7 Simple Steps to a Great Interior, Donna is the country’s foremost consumer advocates in interior design in addition to being an award winning designer herself. “Using my design systems and strategies, I help people eliminate “decorating struggles, frustration and spending mistakes” so you can get fabulous results when decorating your own home, or hiring the right…
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    Chic California

  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #59

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:41 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #59 Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits Maybe I Will | 5 Tips for Staying On Track While Traveling Chic California| Baby Update The Happy Gal | 10 Easy Ways To Add Veggies To Your Diet Fry Sauce and Grits | {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #59 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Baby Update

    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Baby Update I know I promised that this wouldn’t become a baby blog. But some of you have been checking in with me and asked how things have been going with my pregnancy. Well, let me just say that things are going. I’m in my second trimester which I know is supposed to be the {Read More...} The post Baby Update appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #58

    19 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #58 Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits Maybe I Will | Find Balance By Making MEtime A Priority Chic California| The Easiest Thrift Store Project Ever The Happy Gal | Tips to Get Your Kids Eating Healthier Fry Sauce and Grits {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #58 appeared first on Chic California.
  • The Easiest Thrift Store Project Ever!

    18 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Easiest Thrift Store Project Ever! By now you should all know that I love collecting and decorating with globes and maps. I think there is something so cool about them. And as a bonus the colors usually match my decor. I can’t resist picking up globes when I find them at garage sales and {Read More...} The post The Easiest Thrift Store Project Ever! appeared first on Chic California.
  • My Pick For Color of the Year

    17 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    My Pick For Color of the Year Recently, Pantone came out with the color of the year for 2015. My reaction is the same now as when I first saw it a few weeks ago. Yuck! Really, what were they thinking? Maybe some people like it, but I find it a very unflattering color, whether {Read More...} The post My Pick For Color of the Year appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Scandinavian Design: Apartment in Högalid

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:17 am
    This recently-sold studio apartment is located in Högalid, a district of Stockholm, Sweden. The stylish interior uses white as its predominant color, using accents to add touches of personality here and there. Photos courtesy of FastighetsbyranMore...
  • White Oak by Atelier M + A

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:14 am
    White Oak is a private home located in Singapore. It was designed in 2013 by Atelier M + A. White Oak by Atelier M + A: “The project is a renovation of a 25 year old condominium unit. The original unit had been planned in an irregular L-shaped configuration with the segregation of all interior spaces by solid walls. A number of the walls were knocked down to create better..More...
  • Casa de Arquitectura Rifa 2012 by Leandro Villalba, Nicolás Rudolph, Omar Vila, Joaquín López, Pablo Canén, Patrick Apolant & Sebastián Martinez

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Casa de Arquitectura Rifa 2012 is a collaborative project completed by Leandro Villalba, Nicolás Rudolph, Omar Vila, Joaquín López, Pablo Canén, Patrick Apolant & Sebastián Martinez. The home was finished in 2014 and is located in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Casa de Arquitectura Rifa 2012 by Leandro Villalba, Nicolás Rudolph, Omar Vila, Joaquín López, Pablo Canén, Patrick Apolant & Sebastián Martinez: “Which are the limits of the traditional housing protocol?..More...
  • Art Port by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Art Port is free standing pavilion created by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects for an art dealer. It is located in Water Mill, an affluent hamlet of the Town of Southampton, New York, USA. Art Port by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects: “Art Port is a free standing pavilion created for an art dealer as an addition to an existing house. It creates an arrival sequence for the homeowners and their guests...More...
  • Winelands Home in Stellenbosch by Antoni Associates

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Antoni Associates recently finished the stunning Winelands home in Stellenbosch, a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Its name comes from its picturesque location in epicentre of the vineyards and wine farms. “A modern twist on Cape Dutch homes, it boasts a central courtyard and gabled ends set off by bespoke lighting and design pieces” say the architects. Winelands Home in Stellenbosch by Antoni Associates: “Having completed..More...
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  • Tierras New Wall and Floor Covering by Patricia Urquiola

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Mutina and Patricia Urquiola presented Tierras – a new wall and floor covering in natural colors, which combine the newest technological innovation with the most traditional concept of handmade productions. And of course collection is eco-friendly. Read the rest of Tierras New Wall and Floor Covering by Patricia Urquiola originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Sala Ayutthaya Boutique Hotel in Thailand

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    The beautiful architecture and design of this boutique Thailand hotel emanates clean neatness and stylish simplicity – here the intriguing multi-waved geometrics of the impressive brick walls meets light and clear structures in white and marble. The architects from Onion had based their design on contemporary minimalistic approach but still adopted an eclectic transfuse of some local traditions and cultural references – starting with the massive antique wooden door at the entrance, passing by the local flora and trees that have not only stylish but also a symbolic presence and of…
  • Feminine Trendy Cool Apartment in Sofia

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    This spacious high-class apartment in Sofia, Bulgaria had a touch of class and style and was designed for family with children. The project of Interioro design studio was designed by Sylvia Harizanova and Tatyana Stancheva, pictures were taken by Alexander Novoselski. Read the rest of Feminine Trendy Cool Apartment in Sofia originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Vacation Villa Completely Open to the Mexican Pacific Bay

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy this paradise – like mansion. Although located in Mexico and designed for permanent living, this house project possesses the undeniable exotic aroma and romantic spirit of an island vacation villa. Maintaining open and uninterrupted connection with its surroundings the SJAI house is not only beautifully nested between palms and endemic plants, not only completely open to the Mexican Pacific Bay by extended pool terrace, but also the material palette chosen by the architects from  CDM Arquitectos is mainly local and environmentally friendly. Read the…
  • Casa IV in Sao Paulo

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    Suite Arquitetos renovated Casa IV – a vibrant private home, located in Sao Paulo next to Ibirapuera Park. Read the rest of Casa IV in Sao Paulo originally posted on © - 2015.
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  • Trend alert - hexagonal is cool

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    It is interesting to find that love for hexagonal tiles is growing and more and more designers and producers are showing this trend with their new designs: sourceHow do you like this kitchen? I am... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A bed 'floating' above the mountains!

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:34 am
    Look what incredible allusion one can create just with some paint, imagination and dexterity: sourceYou like the idea? Then here is the way to make it yourself, described by the author Pam... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to warm a modern minimalist space

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:39 am
    Fresh.comYes, with natural wood, but also with the warmth of ethnic and classic style furniture and accessories, too. They carry the warmth of old times, traditions and love from our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lighting for the busiest room in the house

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Yes, some people recognise it as the most busy room in our homes - we all use the bathroom these days in many ways and its functions increase in number. And that is also the place we use to make... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ISH 2015 - a Glimpse

    18 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
     The World's Leading Trade Fair for The Bathroom Experience, Building, Energy, Air-conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies  ISH will once again open its doors in Frankfurt am... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Urban Jungle Bloggers: Hanging Planters For Succulents

    Sarah @ Mocha
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    When you think of hanging planters, you usually picture large, lush trailing plants, cascading down from hanging baskets. So I had a bit of a dilemma with this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers topic: hanging planters. You see, I do have a couple of trailing plants. But right now they are quite tiny, and wouldn’t make much of an impact on their own. Here is my Seddum Burrito succulent. As you can see, it is very small. Although, this is what it could look like eventually … But when I got thinking further about how to approach this month’s post, I realised that a hanging…
  • Biophilic Design: Why Do We Find A Room With A View So Appealing?

    Sarah @ Mocha
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:10 pm
    If I was to ask you to list the main criteria you would like for your dream home, what would they be? I’m guessing that high up on your wish list might be for your home to be situated in a location with a breathtaking view. (Perhaps by the sea, in the mountains, countryside or in a forest.) And to be able to enjoy the scenery with a panoramic vista of it through your windows. We are all attracted to rooms that have an amazing view. Hotel rooms with the best view are usually the most desired ones. And when it comes to buying a home, it’s that old story – location, location,…
  • 10 Good Reasons To Have Plants In Your Home

    Sarah @ Mocha
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Plants appear to be everywhere right now. Open almost any design magazine or blog and you’ll find interiors filled with plants. Increasingly, they are becoming an integral feature in the home. As more and more people rediscover the beauty of greenery, and how it can be used to enhance the decoration of any room. But plants are so much more than just another interior trend. Because as well as looking attractive, there are many more benefits to having them. So here are ten good reasons to have plants in your home. 1) Filter and clean the air The quality of air indoors is often more…
  • Inspirational Words

    Sarah @ Mocha
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ – African Proverb PS: More inspirational quotes
  • 7 Creative Gift Wrap Ideas For Valentine’s Day

    Sarah @ Mocha
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    A Valentine’s Day gift is so much more than just about the present. It’s an expression of your feelings. The gift is really only a token to how much you care about that special someone. It’s the thought that goes into it that matters so much more. That’s why, when it comes to a Valentine’s Day gift, presentation is everything. So here are some creative gift wrap ideas to give your Valentine present maximum impact. Heart cut out gift wrapping This stunning Valentine gift wrapping idea is stylish, yet understated.  It uses two layers of different coloured paper…
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Win Your Choice of Stuart Gardiner’s Best-Selling Screen Prints!

    Rog How
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Which one would you choose? Well you better get your thinking caps on, because you could win whichever of these stunning Stuart Gardiner Screen Prints takes your fancy simply by entering our competition below! All this weekend we’re giving you the chance to grab a picture-perfect fact-packed print for your wall. Worth £45 each, you can choose A Seasonal Guide To British Fruit & Vegetables Print, A Seasonal Guide To Sustainable Seafood Print, Red Wine Pairing Print, White Wine Pairing Print, Beers of the World Print or the shimmery Classic Cocktails Print. Whichever one you go for…
  • Emily Isabella

    Cat How
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    Emily Isabella is an artist whose work encourages us to connect with the inner child in us all. She uses paint, illustration and found objects to achieve this goal. Working from her studio in the Hudson Valley, just north of NYC in the United States, Emily produces her own work as well as collaborating with like-minded companies like Birch Fabric and Hygge&West. She lends her creativity to designing textiles, packaging, and graphic illustration for apparel. In her ‘Plant People’ series each piece combines an illustrative painting of a head and torso dressed in anything from a tuxedo…
  • Win this Copper “Z” Table Lamp!

    Rog How
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:23 am
    Fancy winning this Copper Z Lamp? All this weekend we’re asking anyone on Instagram to enter via a few simple steps. All you have to do is follow us, re-post this picture, tagging @howkapow #winthislamp and you’ll be entered into the draw! Find out more over on Howkapow’s Instagram – the winner will be announced on Monday February 23rd. Good Luck! x The post Win this Copper “Z” Table Lamp! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Hannah Davis – Wolf & Moon Jewellery

    Cat How
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    “We don’t start at the studio until 10am so I get up about 8am, have a bowl of cereal, a cup of Earl Grey and watch a bit of BBC Breakfast – I prefer a leisurely morning if possible. When I’m late though, I’ll run past the bakery and grab a cheeky pastry! “I walk to work. I live less than 10 mins down the road which is great, but dangerous as I tend to stay working late as I can get home easily. Once we get to the studio, we pop on a playlist or BBC Radio 2 and get started.  “An average day has quite a lot of variety. Online orders from the day…
  • WIN our exclusive Underwater Print by Imogen Rockley!

    Cat How
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:41 am
    All this weekend (Feb 13th to Feb 15th) on our Howkapow Twitter feed we’re giving you the chance to win our exclusive Underwater Print! Illustrated by the lovely Imogen Rockley, this fishy print features a cornucopia of sea creatures painted in a medley of bright watercolours. All you have to do to enter is to retweet our post and / or follow us to be in the running – simple! We announce our winner on Monday Feb 16th – good luck and happy tweeting! The post WIN our exclusive Underwater Print by Imogen Rockley! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
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  • 25 Indoor Garden Ideas

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:17 am
    Spring is almost here and it’s time to plant the herbs! If you don’t have much space in your home you will inevitably face the problem of plants storage. But there’s always a way out. Thanks to smart people who come up with brilliant ideas and share them to us. Take a look at these 25 fabulous indoor garden ideas. Most of them are easily done by yourself, so you can start your mini garden just right now! 1. Cheapest Gardening Idea – Old Shoe Organiservia 2. Cinder Block Garden Shelfvia 3. Canning Jars Mounted To The Wall via 4. Herbs In Wine Boxesvia 5. Plants In…
  • Tumblr Collection #14

    22 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
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  • 32 Chalkboard Decor Ideas

    20 Feb 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Chalkboards are not only for classrooms. They can be used as a decor detail in a restaurant, cafe, home etc. and are easy to make and fun to use. All you need is a special chalkboard paint. There are different colors so it does not necessarily have to be a black wall. Check out these ideas of decorating your place with chalkboard and let us know what you think below in the comments. Thanks! Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via Via
  • Ashland Mid-century Modern

    19 Feb 2015 | 2:24 am
    Since there’s a lot of 70s feeling in the fashion weeks happening, I thought, why not something in like mid-century in interiors as well? Therefore today we’re sharing an amazing modern home in Ashland by DISC Interiors, the whole space doesn’t just remind me of Mad Men style, and how some characters could live in this awesome space, but also how it’s balanced on a thin line between becoming way too oldfashioned. I’m actually not a fan of this warm, orangy shade wood color. However it works really well in this interior and doesn’t even seem like…
  • 10 Most Amazing Treehouse Hotels From Which You Would Never Wish To Check Out

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:05 am
    As a kid, you have probably always wanted your own treehouse. You know, that one from The Simpsons that Bart has it. You have dreamt about how awesome it would be to spend hours in it reading comics or playing table games with your friends instead of doing homework or helping mom with daily chores. Well, that was a long time ago. However, some people follow their dreams since childhood and make them come true. Thanks to them, we can bring our childhood memories and dreams back. The Eagles View Suite – Finland  Hotel info | TripAdvisor info | Source The HemLoft –…
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    New Home Interior Design Photo & Ideas

  • Choosing Quality Cheap Home Gym Equipment

    15 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Purchasing cheap home gym machines is a terrific way to outfit your home change it into your own private workout center. Getting everything you buy is another issue entirely. There are a few key components to find when considering a piece of cheap home gym equipment whether it’s a huge admission item, or even a straightforward palm-held gadget. There are lots of locations to buy cheap home gym equipment equally online and in walk in shops however the things to consider stay the same. How Does it Work? Some home gym equipment machines, cheap or otherwise are very complex. In case you are…
  • Complete Home Remodeling Giving Your Home An Extreme Make Over

    15 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    There’s actually nowhere like house.- This can be connotatively and actually most evident. Residence is not only the place where you take refuge but also in places you locate warmth, peace and satisfaction. Everybody definitely would like to have their dream home. Unfortunately, this is simply not simple as it appears. As soon as you construct a single, neglect the may still take some enhancements, alterations and additions so that it can be -made’ into your dream home. And during a period of time, home improvement will always be a routine to be effective on because of scratches.
  • Consider Bungalow As The Best House Strategy Styles

    15 Feb 2015 | 2:54 am
    Bungalow house ideas have become 1 with the new nicely-recognized home program types across the country appropriate now. The bungalow residence plans using their characteristic broad front porches plus the start situated places are very-recognized appropriate now. The bungalow residence programs and it is near family the Craftsman plus the Prairie are good for that simple informal life-style you might have often needed. Generally bungalow home ideas include properly wrought details even thought they from time to time are less space-consuming than other modern day home ideas. What bungalow…
  • Consider Bungalow House Plans In Your House Improvement Project

    15 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    Using a home that meets your requirements and preferences is really a goal problem for most people. You might have obtained a home a while ago and now you are thinking about bettering its style and construction. A big change of styling is definitely a less expensive alternative to investing in a new house. When you’ve got built to improve your house having a brand-new building, first thing you must take into account is the type of home design you need. Generally, that begins with obtaining home ideas. Your house plans represent exactly how you would like your home to check and the way…
  • Cottage Style Decorating For Any Home

    15 Feb 2015 | 1:56 am
    Holiday cottage style designing is good for rentals, residence, and small places. This singing design is surely an affordable way to redesign a home. Contemporary Bungalow Style Customers fix up their homes working to make pretty much every item match. One of the best traits making a spot made an appearance taken with each other is using modern day style. Individuals value their property furnishings, somewhat having to worry about flaws. Individuals purchase paintings and wall structure furnishings. Several merchandise is placed next together inside a solitary room to have an eclectic…
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – February 27

    Emma Harger
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    As we move into the month of March, this is your last chance to enter our Property Brothers chandelier giveaway because it ends at midnight Eastern on March 1! This week, we also spotted a stylish lake house with lighting you can find from Lights Online, plus we were featured in the popular Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes TV show! Of course, we also gathered up a nice selection of design inspirations and cool things to show you, so without further ado… Pebble from Dezeen This fun pebble-shaped collection of lights was designed by Joel Karlsson for a Swedish lighting brand. Spun steel and…
  • See Us on Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes!

    Emma Harger
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    We recently teamed up with Cathy Hobbs, an award-winning interior designer who practices in New York City, to have our lighting products featured in a country cottage kitchen renovation she did as part of her TV show, Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes. Design Recipes airs on PIX 11′s top-rated morning news show in NYC, but if you don’t live in the city or you missed any episodes, you can watch all of the segments on PIX 11′s website. The kitchen is located in the bucolic Hudson Valley region of upstate New York–in a house near a waterfall. The family living there asked…
  • Lighting Ideas from a Glamorous Kitchen and Bath

    Emma Harger
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    Every Sunday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper has a special section called Homefinder, which features articles about home decor, tips for prospective home buyers and tours of beautiful homes around the city. This week showcased a home near Lake Lanier, which is northeast of the city itself. The three-level home was custom-built to fulfill the needs and wants of the homeowners. This scene from the second-story kitchen, resplendent with gorgeous stone countertops, caught my eye. See if you can spot why I felt a hint of familiarity upon seeing it. from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – February 20

    Emma Harger
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    This week, it has grown very cold, especially by the relaxed Southern standards of cold that we’re used to around here. While we hope for the eventual return of some more normal winter weather, we did a collaboration about living room lighting with (Phoenix-based!) Inspired LED and our headquarters had a visit from the Waffle House food truck. As always, we found design inspirations that we want to share with you as we move towards the weekend. LlumBCN from Core77 Did you know that it’s the International Year of Light? Yes, 2015 has been designated as such by the United Nations.
  • Living Room Lighting Ideas with Inspired LED

    Emma Harger
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Here’s the second part of a collaboration between Lights Online and Inspired LED! (Previously, we looked at kitchen lighting ideas.) We’re going to take a look at some smart ideas for lighting the living room using light fixtures you can find from Lights Online and Inspired LED. Much like the kitchen, the living room is a natural gathering place of any home and it serves a lot of purposes, so it needs to be lit well with different lights for different tasks. We call this layering your lighting. Ambient light sources, also known as general light sources, are the main source of…
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    Rug Rats

  • The Oddest Place you will find yourself Carpet & Rug Shopping

    Sandy Henderson
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:24 am
       The oddest place you will Carpet and Rug shop is in your bathrobe sipping coffee, or on the sofa […] The post The Oddest Place you will find yourself Carpet & Rug Shopping appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Southwind Carpet-Affordable Carpet for Custom Rugs & Wall to Wall

    Sandy Henderson
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Southwind Carpet has maintained a sole focus on producing high quality, affordable broadloom carpeting.   At Rug Rats, we love showing […] The post Southwind Carpet-Affordable Carpet for Custom Rugs & Wall to Wall appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Abracadabra Bliss Carpet by Beaulieu – Great for Kids Rooms!

    Sandy Henderson
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    Bliss Abracadabra, a part of the Bliss for Kids Collection, can make designing your kids area rug child’s play!Created using […] The post Abracadabra Bliss Carpet by Beaulieu – Great for Kids Rooms! appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Custom Rugs Don’t Need to be Expensive

    Sandy Henderson
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    The term custom rug could mean many things.So are we having a broadloom (a wide part of roll carpeting) and […] The post Custom Rugs Don’t Need to be Expensive appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Tips on Selecting an Area Rug

    Sandy Henderson
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    Choosing An Area RugChoosing the proper color, design and feel for an area rug, is really a individual option. Even […] The post Tips on Selecting an Area Rug appeared first on Rug Rats.
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    Iron & Magnolia

  • Nasty Interior Designers, Don’t Mean A Thing

    Alycia Wicker
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Iron & Magnolia Ever encounter one of those not so nice interior designers? I have and if you have run into a nasty interior designer, you know how cruel they can be. What do you do when you run into a passive aggressive interior designer? In this episode of #AskAlycia I’m talking about those fellow interior designers we encounter that […] The post Nasty Interior Designers, Don’t Mean A Thing appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • How To Make An Interior Designer Website That’s Irresistible

    Alycia Wicker
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Iron & Magnolia Wondering how to make an interior designer website that’s irresistible to your dream clients? Your website gives everyone who visits an idea about you and your business. Let’s take a little trip over to Linda’s website. Welcome to Linda’s Design Studio. Linda found herself a plain website template because she is all about clean spaces. […] The post How To Make An Interior Designer Website That’s Irresistible appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • Goldy Blues

    Alycia Wicker
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    Iron & Magnolia The post Goldy Blues appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • Five Hideous (And Very Common) Decorating Mistakes

    Alycia Wicker
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:31 am
    Iron & Magnolia Five hideous (and very common) decorating mistakes 1) The furniture is too big. Oh, it looked alright in the store. But it’s very difficult to judge scale in a showroom that’s 100 x 300 feet and has a 12 foot ceiling. In addition, you need to plan out your room before you go shopping. Make […] The post Five Hideous (And Very Common) Decorating Mistakes appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • Oscar Party Decor

    Alycia Wicker
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    Iron & Magnolia   Oscar Party Decor by ironandmagnolia featuring handmade furniture The post Oscar Party Decor appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Everything You Need to Know About Cabinet Refacing

    18 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Most homeowners agree that the kitchen is the heart of their homes and the room that sees the most traffic. It should be no surprise that homeowners want to give their kitchens a facelift when the cabinets become worn or outdated. Cabinet refacing has become a popular option over a major kitchen remodel in recent years, particularly since the materials and options have become more technologically advanced. The price also makes refacing a more appealing option, as the cost to reface is typically about half that of a total cabinet replacement. Cabinet Refacing Cost According to the National…
  • Choosing the Right Material for Your Kitchen Countertops

    13 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    How do kitchen countertop materials compare in terms of cost, quality, maintenance and durability? Check out our helpful chart below and find out! Granite Transformations Countertops Granite Transformations’ countertops are made of a combination of granite, quartz and a unique, proprietary sealing ingredient called ForeverSeal, which makes them extremely durable, resistant to stains, scratches and heat – which means they never need to be sealed like natural granite does. All Granite Transformations countertops are proudly manufactured in the USA, backed by a Lifetime Warranty and are…
  • DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    5 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Red roses, chocolate, champagne and heart-shaped candies can only mean one thing –Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! Valentine’s Day can be one of the most romantic holidays for couples in love. Oddly enough, however, it can also be one of the most stressful holidays for couples. Why? They want to show their love – but they don’t know how, or they are afraid of disappointing their better half. Here are some fun and stress-free ideas to surprise your loved one and show them how much you care for them on Valentine’s Day (and every day of the year, for…
  • Does Your Bathroom Need a Makeover? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Homeowners today are paying more attention to their bathrooms for both functionality and aesthetic reasons. They have transitioned into a room of luxury and convenience, bringing our everyday routines into a personal space. How do you know it’s time to give your bathroom a makeover? Take this quiz to find out! Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 11 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Information Bathroom Remodelling Quiz You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz is loading... You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz. You have to…
  • Long Term Value of Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: What’s the Return on Your Investment (ROI)?

    13 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    There are many reasons why homeowners choose to remodel their homes. Generally, the main reasons are to improve the look and feel of their space, increase its value, and nowadays, improve energy efficiency. In extreme situations (such as natural disasters), homeowners may be faced with less cosmetic renovations that may include securing a foundation or improving the insulation. In any event, it’s important to assess the situation and ask yourself: “Which room do I need to renovate the most and will the renovation bring a maximum return on my investment (ROI)?” Kitchen and bathroom…
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    Decoration Lovers

  • Exclusive interview with André Teoman

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    We are very proud to show you today the interview with André Teoman. A very skilled design that has already proved his talent and has hundreds of his pieces in homes all around the world. DL. Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have … Continue reading Exclusive interview with André Teoman →
  • Walter Knoll at Orgatec – The Office in the Jungle – Highlights – Best Stand

    10 Feb 2015 | 3:05 am
    The WALTER KNOLL stand was recently awarded with an “iF DESIGN AWARD 2015” and why not? Just have a look at the pictures we are about to show you. Communication and identity are key themes of our new working worlds and provide the motto for this year’s Walter Knoll presence at the Orgatec 2014. The … Continue reading Walter Knoll at Orgatec – The Office in the Jungle – Highlights – Best Stand →
  • Highlights of InterDecoração 2015 – Oporto – Exponor

    5 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    Last weekend we visited Interdecoração in Oporto. To be fair we weren’t expecting much but we had a good surprise when we went inside. There were a lot of great products by brands almost unknown to us. Is this good? Yes, of course, it means that decoration and design are growing all over the world and our … Continue reading Highlights of InterDecoração 2015 – Oporto – Exponor →
  • Maison et Object 2015 – First hours day one – Best of so far

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:25 am
    It has started, one os the most amazing design fairs in the World! There is still people in line trying to get inside to see all the amazing brands and designers inside. Do you want to have a pick before everyone? Well we already have some pictures. Enjoy and go to Maison et Object 2015! … Continue reading Maison et Object 2015 – First hours day one – Best of so far →
  • Villa Altair – Real Estate in France – Modern architecture Luxury Villa

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    Are you feeling like buying a villa? How about something like this in the south of France by the sea?Filed under: DESIGN, HIGH END PROJECTS, HOMES & PALACES, HOTELS & RESORTS, LUXURY LIVING, TRAVEL THE WORLD
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  • Throwback Thursday: Nursery Design

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:57 pm
    I went to a blogging conference last weekend and they gave me the idea of reposting some blog posts.  Right now I’m working on a nursery design and it inspired me to repost Gretchen’s nursery.  I found a lot of my ideas on pinterest see here, although I tweaked some of them to make them my own.  When I was thinking of a theme for the room I thought of doing some sort of animal like maybe an owl, but decided against it because they freak Tyson out .  Instead I wanted to do my design around color.  I didn’t want to go with the traditional pink for the room so I decided on…
  • Etsy Finds

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:35 am
    I found some really fun things on etsy recently and thought I’d share, maybe I’ll make this a weekly thing. This is so cool because it is your own voice waves. I thought this was cool because it’s a world map as a back pack. Great way to play instead of making a fort. Love this pattern and the color. I don’t think I’d have enough patience to paint all those colors. I love when things are recycled just like the wood on this table. Awesome light. I love the color on this nightstand. My husband would love if I had this scarf because he loves superheros, but who doesn’t? Cutest Diaper…
  • Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:27 pm
    I am so excited and honored to be nominated for an award that is grounded in women power! I was nominated by Jillian from How To Be Myself.   I’d like to thank her for nominating me for the award and I’m so glad you like reading my blog and love my designs.  The idea behind the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award is to recognize the unique voices of women bloggers around the world. Here are the rules of the award, should any of my nominees choose to accept! Thank the blogger who nominated you & link back to their site. Answer the ten questions sent to you. Make up ten…

    18 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    I’ve teamed up with 7 other fabulous bloggers to give away a $200 gift card to Nordstrom. The giveaway will run from Wednesday, February 18 til midnight Sunday, February 22. Enter for a chance to win a $200 Nordstrom gift card in the Rafflecopter below. Best Wishes! (Follow the link below to enter the giveaway) A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY Host: Looks For Lovelies Co – Hosts Sandy Alamode // Wild One Forever // Dani Marie // Delicious by Chanelle Arrows & Apricots // City Fashion Girl // Delicious Reads // Purely GenuineFiled under: Giveaways Tagged: giveaway, nordstrom
  • Valentine’s Date Staples

    13 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    Valentine’s Day is literally right around the corner (tomorrow) and I’m excited for it.  I could go into a huge spiel about why, but I won’t (and it’s not what you’re thinking, I know your mind went right in the gutter) I’ll just say this much…I haven’t eaten a real meal in 10 days (more on that later).  I’m so excited because we’re getting sushi! and we don’t get it very often now that I don’t work full time and because Gretchen won’t eat it. This post is about Valentine’s Date Night Staples, for all those…
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • 3 Unexpected Places to “Light” Your Inspiration

    Alexandra C.
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Picking out the lighting for your home excites homeowners of all types. With each lighting fixture you have the chance to create an epilogue, a resonating final statement about your choice of design. Adding lights to a completed room is the delicious icing on the cake and the proud final opus of a room well orchestrated. But with the Internet at our fingertips and so many options blaring at us from the checkout aisle to the magazines on our coffee tables, it’s enough to make a homeowner feel overwhelmed and undecided to say the least. And when a person is overpowered by these negative…
  • A Quick Look at Barnlight Originals

    Alexandra C.
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
        New to Barnlight Originals? Let me guide you in a quick look at what makes up our website and our lights. Navigating the Site When you get to our homepage, the first thing you will probably see is the tab at the top of the page titled “Our Products.” Hover your mouse over this tab and a menu appears called “Product Categories.” This menu is essentially the Barnlight Originals’ site contents and shows you how the site is divided. Each main product category has subcategories that can be found by clicking on a main category. Screenshot of Barnlight…
  • Marvelous Marsala

    Alexandra C.
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
      With February officially underway, 2015 feels just a little more “present.” We’ve said our adieus to 2014, and we’re focusing on the here and now. As you might already be aware, Pantone’s color of the year for 2015 is the marvelous Marsala. We thought what better way to start off February then with a post introducing an earthy, romantic red-toned color! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and nothing says love quite like Pantone’s delicious pick for the year. Just take a look at these photos from the color company’s introductory…
  • Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

    Alexandra C.
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    We’re delighted to announce Barnlight Originals has won the Best of Houzz 2015 award for customer satisfaction! Read the full press release on our website.  We are humbled and thankful to be given this special recognition. The Houzz community consists of more than 25 million monthly users and more than 500,000 home professionals. The Best of Customer Satisfaction honor was given to us based on the votes of this large network. The award is determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. We’d like thank you,…
  • Ongoing Trend Alert: Copper Everything

    Alexandra C.
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Feel like déjà vu? The copper trend of 2014 is continuing on as strongly as ever into 2015 according to noteworthy interior design specialists such as Cheryl Hucks,  Leedy Interiors, and Decorator’s Wisdom. Why would this metal stick around for another year? First off, it’s an incredibly warm color that can easily mix with virtually any interior design scheme: rustic, elegant, vintage, modern, industrial, eclectic, urban, rural, farmhouse, and the list goes on…. Secondly, this metal is completely timeless and chic. It’s as if it were gold’s daughter debutante…
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  • “Village Houses Of Southern France”

    Kimberly Edwards
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    “Al Fresco Dining With A Chilled Glass Of Chardonnay, Do You Smell The Lavender & Rosemary In The Air?” “Rustic Country French Beauty, So Inviting! “Fabulous French Village House, in Caunes-Minervois. Charming Rustic Patio, Overlooking The Medieval Village” “Lovely, Quite 17th Century Village House In The South Of France” VRBO Listing #354277 “The French Know How To Do The Details, And Give Even The Ordinary, Some Special Touches!” VRBO Listing#354277 “Lovely Stone Terrace Looking Exactly The Way I Would Want In My…
  • “Vintage Valentine’s Day Vignettes”

    Kimberly Edwards
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:26 am
    “Enchanting Vintage Collection Displayed With Lacey Pink Camellias, What A Charming Valentine’s Day Centerpiece!” “Romance Is In The Air! Pink Camellias & Glitter Create This Magical Setting For This Vintage Hand Painted Pair!” “Gracious & Elegant Dresden Figurine, Looking So At Home Under The Camellias. I Think She’s Waiting For Her Afternoon Tea To Be Served!” “My Sweet Charming English Lord, Waiting For His True Love In The Country Gardens” “Valentine’s Day Is Calling! This Precious Figurine Is So Enchanting,…
  • “Hawaiian Reflections To Inspire”

    Kimberly Edwards
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:06 pm
    “Luscious Tropical Beauty In Shades To Inspire Your Decorating Dreams” “Vintage Jewelry That I Couldn’t Resist From “The Oogenesis Boutique” In Historic Haleiwa”   “Bold Dreamy Bikini Beauties From “The Guava Shop” in Haleiwa. Loved This Graphic Print!” “The Guava Shop Has Fun With Their Bright & Fun Displayed Treats!” “My Favorite Color Pink In A Original Print By “The Guava Shop”. This Is So Yummy!” “Nature’s Simple Beauty Displayed Beautifully Here At A Rustic Vintage…
  • Favorite Finds At “Pacific Grove Antiques”

    Kimberly Edwards
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    “Original Oil Painting, So Much Exquisite Detail With Old World Charm! Love The Dramatic Gold Frame!” “Dreams Of A Winter Wonderland Under A Delicate Domed Glass “Cloche”, So Extremely Lovely!” “One Of Pacific Grove Antique’s Finest Vintage Angels, Looking So Old World Dreamy In Pale Shades Of Loveliness!” “This Parisian Vignette Is Gorgeous And Waiting To Be Yours! The Vintage Clock Is The Epitome Of Chic Beauty”! “Beautiful Madonna Reproduction, Very Enchanting Craftsmanship And Perfect Shade Of Colors!”…
  • “Precious Blooming Moments”

    Kimberly Edwards
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:34 am
    “Exquisite Pale Shades Of Creamy Loveliness With A Vintage Ballerina” “Vision Of Feminine Beauty Contrasted With Enchanting Faded Blooms” “Love This Vignette! Vintage Tea Set Mixed With Retro Poodle And Precious Roses!” “Ceramic Bust All Dressed Up With Vintage Mink Hat And Luscious Fading Hydrangea & Roses” “Vintage Vignette Layered With Creamy Roses, Love This Young Girl With Her Poodle” “My Exquisite Italian Alabaster Bust With Vintage Feathered Hat And Her Gift Of Equally Exquisite Beauties!” “Artistically…
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  • 31 Cool Balcony Ideas at Your Minimalist Home

    8 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Balcony is one part of the house that can be used by house occupant to relax and make a chit chat. The balcony can be built on the front and back of the house. Usually, a balcony made overlooking the garden so that house occupant can relax while enjoying the beautiful sky and breathing the […]
  • 10 Cool Basement Ideas to Apply in Your Home

    1 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    If you have an unfinished basement, you may consider to expand it into a useful or an extra room for your home. Many people want to have a private and special room along to their passion or hobby but don’t have enough space in their house. Not everyone want to change their basement into a […]
  • 30 Porch Designs for Lovely Home

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    A great porch designs made by some elements that you can not avoid. One element wasted will crash the overall design. So, unsure all of the elements are connected to each other. These are some of the important porch design elements you have pay attention to: Size : Do not waste your time and money […]
  • 5 Things : How To Use Sparkling Table Runner

    18 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    Interesting view of dining table will make the atmosphere banquet be more enjoyable. In addition to laying napkin or serviette that folded and laid out neatly, tablecloths, beautiful cutlery set, it turns out there is the other important element that can be used to beautify the appearance of the dining table, it is a table […]
  • Glass End Tables for Your Admirable Room

    11 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Are you glass end tables lover? there are many benefits you can get from them. First is that you obviously can put anything on your tables. There may be one, two, or three all around your house to provide your furniture, glasses, books, or magazines. There are some glass end tables which have shelves underneath […]
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    MyBedFrames: Blog

  • UK Bed Sizes: The Bed & Mattress Size Guide

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:20 am
    So you’re buying a new bed or mattress, but you’re not sure about what the different bed sizes are. "Is there a standard size?" "Do I have to buy my bed frame and mattress at the same time?" "How big are king size bed dimensions compares to a standard double?" It’s enough to stress anyone out, which is why we thought we’d put together this quick-reference guide to help you out. If we’ve missed anything out or you’d like to know more please do comment below or tweet us at @MyBedFrames and we’ll do our best to answer your questions. In the UK, beds are measured according to the…
  • 15 Reinvigorating Ways to Feel More Awake During the Day

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    Defeating the morning grogginess or pushing past that mid-afternoon slump can be challenging some days leading to our productivity to drop drastically. But fear not, here are 15 reinvigorating ways to feel more awake during the day. Workout There is often a misconception between the relationship of exercising and tiredness. Many people believe that working out will make us more tired and less able to function during the day. While this does sound like a fair assumption, there are studies which indicate otherwise. "Too often we believe that a quick workout will leave us worn out - especially…
  • 6 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Luxurious

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Everyone deserves a bit of luxury, and with the average person spending almost a third of their life asleep, it makes sense to transform your bedroom into the ultimate luxurious retreat. When we think of luxury, we think of grandeur, splendour and money. Isn’t luxurious interior design expensive? Well, no, it doesn’t have to be. Read on and discover how to transform your bedroom into a luxurious boudoir – you’ll be surprised how easy (and cheap) it can be… 1. Pick a Colour Scheme There’s two different ways to approach the luxury bedroom trend. Either opt for neutral lux or rich,…
  • Should I Take a Nap? (Decision Tree)

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    I’m sure we’ve all been there, asking ourselves that age old question, should I take a nap? With so many factors which can easily sway us between yes and no, we’ve decided to create a decision tree to help you in your time of need. Taking a quick nap with a sense of guilt lingering around you is never good, so take the weight off your mind and use our decision tree to put your mind at ease. You may be surprised by the outcome!
  • How to Clean Any Mattress: The Ultimate Guide

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    The average mattress can last between  5 – 10 years, depending on the type and quality of that mattress. As such, its important to keep your mattress as clean as possible. What’s Inside the Ultimate Mattress Cleaning Guide: Regular Cleaning Removing Common Stains Deodorising Lingering Smells Cleaning Your Memory Foam Mattress Getting Rid of Mould & Mildew Banishing Bed Bugs  About every 3 months you should undertake a deep clean of your mattress, to keep it in a good condition. A lot of medical conditions can be caused by an unclean mattress, so it’s important to make it a regular…
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    Home Staging Resource for Home Stagers Training and Certification

  • 2015 NAR Home Staging Statistics

    4 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    2015 Home Staging Statistics Are In!   Finally, the National Association of Realtors has surveyed real estate agents on the merits of home staging!  To see the full report, click here or on the image above.  In the survey, they interviewed over 2,300 real estate agents to get their opinion on the benefits of staging, who pays for the staging and how often they recommend staging to their clients. As a home staging trainer whose sole mission has been to “make home staging an industry standard” for the last 10 years, I’m happy to say that a whopping 34% of the agents…
  • 3 Ugly Truths About Home Staging

    3 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
    3 Ugly Truths About Home Staging   I wrote an article recently in the National Association of Realtors, Styled, Staged and Sold blog that got a lot of interesting and conflicting comments from agents and stagers.  In the article, that you can read here,…I talked about the importance of being of honest with sellers in the 2015 real estate market and to tell the ugly truths about staging and selling. The comments came fast and furious.  One of the commenters didn’t like the “angle of the before photos” because it wasn’t EXACT, so she did not think she would…
  • 7 Reasons to Start a Home Staging Career in 2015

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:01 pm
    7 Reasons to Start a Home Staging Career in 2015   I just got back from Las Vegas and the 2015 RESA Convention and my ears are buzzing with all the excitement and enthusiasm from home stagers across the globe.  I’ve been doing staging training for almost 10 years now and I can truly say there has never been a better time to start a home staging career than now!  Here are my 7 quick reasons why 2015 is the best time to start a home staging career but I’ll have more to report on the RESA Convention in coming blogs: 1. Home Stagers are Busier Than Ever! Yep, the general…
  • Free Calendar Download

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Free Calendar to Get Organized in 2015 — Those of you who have taken any of my trainings know that I am a planner and list maker.  A long time ago, I created a blank week and month page that I keep in my files to print out and fill in and stay organized.  Even though I have an electronic calendar, Outlook and a day timer, I still like the feel and portability of a piece of paper.  It’s not fancy but I refer to it all the time!  The calendar allows you to set weekly and monthly goals, fill in the date you are starting and keep on your desk for easy reference.  Hope you like it…
  • 4 Steps to Finding Your “Calling” in 2015

    5 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    4 Steps to Finding Your Calling in 2015 Another year went by in a flash and I’m taking a moment reflecting on what can help me to slow down time, be very intentional in my planning and focus on my “calling”.  The reality is that everybody has a “calling” and your job should be finding out what that “calling” is for 2015.  In Stanford’s graduation ceremony this year, Nike founder Phil Knight said something very profound to the young, excited new grads: You see, when you find what you were meant to do, what gets your blood going and keeps you up…
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    Kitchen Solvers Franchise » Blog

  • Kitchen Solvers Will Help You Achieve Your Business Goals Successfully

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
      Ever thought of opening up a business but became discouraged due to a variety of reasons? Now, you can obtain your business goals successfully by becoming a Kitchen Solvers’ franchisee! There’s no more need to worry about sales and marketing approaches, computer application knowledge for business operations or even how to obtain the best quality products in kitchen remodeling at reasonable rates. Kitchen Solvers’ qualified and courteous team members will help you and guide you step-by-step, and provide you with rewarding information and products that will instantly allow you to…
  • Commercial Kitchen Layout Ideas

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
  • Use Your Knack for Designing and Help Others Get the Kitchen of Their Dreams

    20 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Do you feel that you always had a knack for designing – especially with home and kitchen remodeling? Now you can put your knack to good use by helping many people get the kitchen of their dreams when you become a Kitchen Solvers’ franchisee. Kitchen Solvers’ qualified team goes beyond the call of duty by helping you establish a successful business franchise. By receiving thorough training, even before you officially open your franchise and with the courteous IT support for computers and computer applications that will enable you to remain efficient with your business agendas – you can…
  • Love Designing? Love Helping Others? Join the Kitchen Solvers’ Winning Team

    12 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Whether you love to design, help others or both; Kitchen Solvers will show you how to use your skills and become a member of a winning team. More and more people are interested in upgrading their kitchens to accommodate their needs and raise property value. With Kitchen Solvers’ innovative business techniques, you can help others obtain a beautifully functional kitchen without spending exorbitant amounts of money. Often, the kitchen cabinetry may still be solid but the withered façade of the cabinets and drawers may need replacement. By providing customers with a variety of choices, styles…
  • Simple 2-Point Checklist to Help you Prepare for your Kitchen Solvers Remodeling Consultation

    9 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    If you have committed to the decision to pursue a kitchen remodeling project, then congratulations! You are about to embark on a short and enjoyable journey that will yield you a much more stylish and spacious kitchen with value that can be quantified in your realty listing price. Starting renovations on your home’s most prized living space can be a nerve-wracking endeavor, but with adequate preparation you can savor this moment rather than stress about it. Even the least handy of handymen and most uninspired of designers should be able to enjoy the planning of their new kitchen space,…
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  • Lighting up the Ceiling

    Shruti Verma
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:06 am
    Can you imagine your home without lights? If it were only functional, we would have designed a way for lamps and lighting fixtures to disappear during the day but lights have an aesthetic function as well. In terms of fixtures, it can be split between mobile and immobile fixtures with mobile fixtures like lamps being responsible for task and ambient light and the latter such as ceiling lights being mainly responsible for ambient light. With Gyproc, false ceilings today are easy to install and expand the variety of light fixtures to choose between. Ceiling lights can be categorised into three…
  • Talking Textiles with Izel Homes

    Shruti Verma
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    The easiest way to change the mood of a room is by changing its curtains and soft furnishings. A burst of vivid colour can liven up a room while muted monotones can give the same room a somber serious vibe. Thus it becomes important to give a serious thought to the how fabrics are incorporated in your décor to reflect the intended mood of a space. Izel Homes is a creative consultancy- a home of ideas. In Aztec, Izel means “unique”. Izel Home’s primary focus is to think, process, prototype and deliver bespoke design services ranging from design craft and textiles to research as well as…
  • Shopping for the World Cup 2015

    Shruti Verma
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:37 pm
    It’s Cricket World Cup time and if you’re not watching it in the stadium, it’s the perfect time to call your friends over and watch the match together. A large screen, a good sound system, your India team T-shirt and a these essential bits of furniture – that’s all you need to have.   Let’s shop! A recliner to lie back on: BUY NOW Beanbags for friends to sink into: BUY NOW A trolley to make sure a cold glass is always close by: BUY NOW A table for the popcorn: BUY NOW Clocks to make sure not a moment of the match is missed: BUY NOW   So pick…
  • 7 Space Saving Desks We Love – Picture gallery

    Tejas Madaye
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:07 am
    When homes are small and all the four walls are way too closely knit together, then, a compact solution is the need of the hour. And the best way to create more space is by utilising desks, this way you can not only create more storage space, but you can also routinely work from home by incorporating an office space into your pad. No matter how tiny your home is, there will be a little space that can be creatively expanded for a desk. This picture gallery will show creative desks designs that just might solve the space issues in your homes.   1. Built-in Wood Desk This teeny tucked in…
  • Trends at the India Design ID 2015

    Shruti Verma
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:29 am
    Trends may come and go but it is impossible to ignore them. Every designer, whether they flow with the trend of the season or not, will always be aware of current and upcoming trends. The trends session at the India Design ID symposium talked of trends in material, colours, textures and the overall vibe for the coming year in presentations by Giulio Cappellini, the Art director for Cappellini, Amit Syngle, the President of sales, marketing and technology for Asian Paints and Lidewij Edelkoort, founder and forecaster of Trend Union. So what are we going to see in the coming year….  …
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    My Website

  • Contemporary and Sophisticated Cocktail Table

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    Holly Hunt’s Bahia Table The post Contemporary and Sophisticated Cocktail Table appeared first on My Website.
  • For a Coffee Break or a Glass of Wine

    5 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    Formations “Scarpa” Table The post For a Coffee Break or a Glass of Wine appeared first on My Website.
  • Not Your Old-Fashioned Wallpaper

    2 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Wallpaper has come a long way since the days of the fruit and floral prints hanging in our grandmother’s kitchen. The prints, patterns, colors, and textures we see today are modernized and inspiring.  At Catherine & McClure Interiors, we love to use wallpaper & coverings in our interior design schemes.  They add depth, interest, and color that cannot always be achieved with paint. When we were decorating our Weston client’s master bedroom, we were in search of a soft pink for her walls. In lieu of paint, we used this silk paper by the French company, Elitis.  The pink…
  • Winter Blues

    18 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    As temperatures in New England plummet below freezing, here at Catherine & McClure we are busy working on the interior design of a client’s Cape Cod beach house.  What better way to curtail the winter blues than designing a room in blue! This latest design project will start with their guest room, where we want to keep the blue tones vibrant and the fabrics casual and fun, yet sophisticated, as these client’s are looking for a Hamptons vibe in their seaside home.  Our search for fabrics turned up a new line that has fueled our inspiration.  With its bold color blocking,…
  • Our Latest Interior Design Project Features this Stunning Textured Wallpaper

    16 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Phillip Jeffries “Chain Reaction” The post Our Latest Interior Design Project Features this Stunning Textured Wallpaper appeared first on My Website.
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    Interiors by Jacquin

  • Exploring Animal Prints

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:15 pm
    It seems that animal prints are here to stay, so let's explore some of the luxe uses of animal prints in interior design. Animal print decor accents force your guests to take note of the details in your home design.  Take a look at how these homeowners and designers have masterfully incorporated animal print into residential decor.  Toronto Residence, Image
  • Contest WINNER!!!

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Thank you to everyone who entered the recent contest sponsored by Interiors by Jacquin, Revisions Design Studio, and the fantastic artist Christoff Davis!  A winner has been selected! Our winner is Ivey W. of Maryland!  If you missed out on this giveaway, don't worry, Interiors by Jacquin will feature another contest this year.  Thanks for your support and be sure to subscribe for more great
  • A Global Recipe for Your Sweet Tooth - Kaiserschmarrn

    20 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Hi everyone, we're Clarissa and Diana from the blog Dogdays of Summer and we are glad to be guest posting on Interiors by Jacquin today. We're excited to show you a very traditional food from our country, Austria – in a very nontraditional way: Vegan Kaiserschmarrn. All keeping with Interiors by Jacquin's fun global recipe theme! Austria is famous for its good and solid cuisine, so
  • Stylish Celebrity Home Tours

    19 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Today we're taking you inside the homes of four talented celebrities, all with a unique eye for style and decor.  The homes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeannie Mai, Lauren Conrad, and Solange Knowles really make a style statement! Gwyneth Paltrow's Hamptons Home, Image via My Luscious Life, House & Garden Magazine, Eric Cahan Photography Actress Gwyneth Paltrow's home features
  • Giveaway in honor of NEW blog design!

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Today is a great day for a GIVEAWAY!  I'm thrilled to present Interiors by Jacquin's first contest in honor of my colorful, new blog design!  I hope you like the new look and these fantastic prizes.  One lucky winner will receive a custom interior design service (e-design) for one room in their home ($350 value!) along with a 11" x 14" fine art print and a set of porcelain egg planters with wheat
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    Raising The Unknown

  • visualgraphc:Kattoos 2 by Sane & Able

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:26 am
    visualgraphc:Kattoos 2 by Sane & Able
  • Finding The Right Property For Work At Home Professionals

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Singapore’s lifestyle, culture and warm weather combine to bringabout a serene living environment from those who want to raise a family to expats, and even freelancers or work from home employees. This makes the city-state ideal for the development of condominiums and that is why new property launches in Singapore are all the rage.New condo launches in Singapore feature executive condominiums, lavish and modern homes built in strategic locations. With the right research or a trusted developer, you can get condos located with the right environment to create the best home for you and your…
  • 5 Interior Design Tips To Bring Outdoor Vibes Indoors

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Interior design has developed so much when it comes to versatility and creativity. One of the notable change is how to use outdoor products to be used indoors. This is a kind of design that Singapore property owners would find useful especially the ones living in non-landed properties, meaning HDB’s and condominiums. Without much land to experience and feel nature or the outdoors, taking the outdoors indoors is quite easy. With so much possibilities, the right outdoor fix can give the indoors much needed substance and added texture. Let’s round up some inspirational ideas from…
  • Four Important Shipping Lanes That Control The World Economy

    13 Feb 2015 | 1:22 am
    The maritimelanes of the worldare watery corridors of commerce that serve as the lifeblood of the global economy due to the amount of goods transported along these imaginary roads in the sea. They can be wide ocean channels, a strait connecting important countries, or canals where ships can leave one ocean and enter another. Below are four of important shipping lanes around the globe.1. Strait of Magellan. This strait is the most important natural passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans but is said to be difficult to navigate because of the unpredictable winds and currents as…
  • thedsgnblog:Typografische Schokolade by Christian Pannicke...

    13 Feb 2015 | 12:57 am
    thedsgnblog:Typografische Schokolade by Christian Pannicke & Lisa-Marie PetersTypographic Chocolate is a student project of the University of Applied Sciences Berlin - aim of the course was to create a product with typographic reference for the Museum of Letters Berlin. The Museum of Letters is devoted to preserving and documenting letterforms. Hundreds of signs have already been rescued from decay and the scarp heap. Typographic elements are selected independently of culture, region, language and script system. Lisa and Christian wanted to create a product that is directly related to the…
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  • String Lights

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    Michael Anastassiades’s String Lights, a minimal ceiling lamp looks like a pencil line drawn in the air. The Cypriot designer based in London, describes the principle that inspired the Spring Lights ceiling lamp: a black electric wire that sets up a relationship with the architecture of a space, precisely becoming part of the lines formed by the walls of a room. And stretched out along these lines are two different light sources: one in the shape of an isosceles triangle, the other in the form of a sphere. A system of tensors give volume and three-dimensionality to the form outlined by…
  • Blow – The floating paper shelves

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    YOY, a Japanese design studio created Blow, a wall shelf that looks like a stack of paper blowed up in the wind. It is formed by bending A4 size thin steel plates with molds into five different types of shapes and can be used both upside and downside. Source The post Blow – The floating paper shelves appeared first on Home Tweaks.
  • Small apartment that adapts to the owner’s needs

    20 Feb 2015 | 1:10 am
    The Goort design team turned an old printing press building in Mariupol, Ukraine into a versatile, 384 square feet apartment. The minimalist apartment gives to owners many configurations to choose from. Source The post Small apartment that adapts to the owner’s needs appeared first on Home Tweaks.
  • 25 great indoor swing design ideas

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

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

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    [Cubic] A cigar is just a cigar For those of you unfamiliar with the work of Sigmund Freud, said to be the father of modern psychotherapy, then it is known he talked a lot about the subconscious mind (the part of us that is constantly thinking but of which we are unaware) and how it […]
  • All of life’s a circle … sunrise and sunset

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:26 am
    [Circular] All of life’s a circle …  sunrise and sunset Reminding us of a true symbol of real Love, the White Dove chooses its mate for life; doves, used in marriage, funeral and other ceremonies, create a special atmosphere as they circle the skies before leaving on their new journey together. For centuries White Doves […]
  • A life without love is like a sunless garden

    19 Feb 2015 | 2:09 am
    [Flower] A life without love is like a sunless garden It’s the time of year when garden centres burst into life, and small wonder; after the hibernation of winter, most just can’t wait to get planning the year ahead. And more and more people are planting for health and economy;  it’s widely known that gardens […]
  • Coming home to nature

    17 Feb 2015 | 2:43 am
    [Branch] Coming home to nature Not all of us are blessed with living close to nature with trees and shrubs, plants and animals, mountains and meadows, rivers and lakes in view. So how can we bring a touch of nature indoors, into our living or even working areas? Sometimes our imagination stops at taking a […]
  • After the dark of winter, spring forward

    12 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    [Quindici] After the dark of winter, spring forward Soon, day fifteen (it. quindici) of the month will be with us and with each passing day here in the UK, and other northern European countries, we experience the daylight hours grow ever longer, blossoming into Spring. Many countries use Daylight Saving Time (DST) to make good […]
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  • Top 5 Etsy Men’s Rings

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Top 5 Men’s Rings we found on Etsy A ring, in most cases, serves a purpose. The purpose may be to signify a betrothal, a membership, a sign of authority, a unique sense of style, or occasionally, to perform an actual task. We have gone through the pages of Etsy to find five of the most unique rings available for the modern man. Mind you there are an abundance of vintage and handmade rings available. However, each of these struck a chord as something to signify originality, making a man stand out amongst those with a solid circle around one or more fingers. Silver and gold, steel or…
  • Best Ways To Bring Your Beer On The Road

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    One of life’s finest avenues to euphoria is through experiencing nature. Whether it’s hiking, climbing or taking one of the finest bike paths your state has to offer, there are no shortage of adventures to be had in the great outdoors. When you finally reach your destination, the beautiful vista you’ve been waiting for, and can think of nothing in the world that could possibly make it better, you think of something. “Man, I wish I had a beer right now. “ Whether you need to ride hands-free, are riding from the liquor store to your apartment or just simply can’t ride and drink at…
  • 10 of the Latest, Greatest New Home Technologies in 2015

    Eric Pangburn
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
      New Home Tech, Gadgets, Gear and more 2015 We are well into 2015, and there are some fantastic new home technologies available to us all. Our safety, security and comfort are being placed in the capable hands of new digital devices. These revolutions in the smart technology industry were pondered, creatively engineered, and then put on the market to make our lives easier. They say a man is the king of his castle, and a women is queen, well, these new technologies will indeed, make us feel like royalty. Here are 10 of the latest, greatest new home technologies of 2015: Power Clean Robot…
  • 3 Gifts that Don’t Suck

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Here are some fail proof gifts for guys that don’t suck Accessory Docking Station   Sometimes keeping up with a digital device can be a challenge. That is what makes this docking station the perfect gift for around $40 for that special Valentine. This easy to assemble wooden dock is the perfect spot to hold that special guy’s digital device, keys, watch and wallet. The docking station is compatible with Android, iPhone 4,5,6 and 6 plus, along with a variety of tablets and iPads. The charging cable slides in from a smalls sli t in the dock for easy access. The dock is made of…
  • How to Transform a Garage Into a Man Cave Effortlessly

    Eric Pangburn
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
      Transforming a Garage Into a Man Cave in Six Simple Steps More often than not, the garage is the least frequented part of a home, other than parking. Many times, a garage isn’t even used for the car, or only half of it is. Sometimes the garage becomes a store it all, where everything from old sneakers to broken toys tends to end up. Instead of letting the space go to waste, why not turn it into a man cave? Garages are generally more a male domain anyway, so let it become the room that gets the boys out of the house when the girls have Bunco. It takes less effort than you might think…
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  • Week one: transforming our awesomely 80s kitchen

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Hi guys, I thought a little change of pace would be fun since we're in the middle of a big renovation at our house. Today: the inside scoop on one of the most exciting parts of the project. Over the next month or two,  I'll share all the tips, design ideas, and lessons I learn as things unfold. Get ready for lots of before, during, and after pictures. Fire away with your reno and design questions and let me know if you'd like more information on the materials we chose.We made a big move from Boston to Santa Monica last spring, found a great rental, and took a deep…
  • Set the mood

    12 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    Married, dating, or single, February 14th pushes you to pay attention to love. But what if you took it a step further?  What if you set the mood at home to make more love year round?Try some mood lighting. Every morning, I open all the blinds in the house. Sure, I’ll just have to lower them again at the end of the day. But flooding the house with sunshine makes me happy. Which makes me friendlier, a little more patient, and kinder. So, whether my husband feels it on his way out the door or I’ve got a big smile for a neighbor I see walking my dog, it adds a little more love to the…
  • 19 quick, chic, and cheap tips for a fabulous bath!

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    I'll take two, please. Domaine Home Want a new look for your bathroom in a day? You'd be amazed what you can do with a small amount of time and money. Try a few of these this weekend and transform your bath. Store1.     Don’t just shove it under the counter, great looking storage is easy to find. Decorative wooden or paper boxes, woven baskets, opaque plastic storage boxes, Lucite trays. Just click if you see something you like. The world is your oyster!  wooden-planter lucite-bath-jar white-lacquered-storage-bath-boxes woven-baskets…
  • Your key to a beautiful bath (and 3 looks you can shop today)!

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    Staring at your dated bath and feel like the only option is a wrecking ball? Don’t despair. You can create great style for your bathroom without ever lifting a sledgehammer. The key is to know what questions to ask.What do I want to see when I open the door? Don’t worry about style or specifics, just pick one or two words that describe it. Light and bright. Colorful. Minimal. Eclectic. Sophisticated. These words are the anchor for your project. Use them to find inspiration and to make decisions about everything that comes in and goes out of your bathroom.What do these words mean to me?
  • 5 simple steps to tackle clutter (and a little gift)

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    I've got closet envy. Photo Domaine Home For a small number of people, getting organized is just a quick weekend activity. But for most us, tackling the clutter ranges from a big project to a major ordeal. It’s easy to see why. You don’t know where to start or what to get rid of. You worry about tossing something you’ll need or that you’re attached to. But, at the end of the day, getting organized isn’t about your stuff, it’s about how you feel in your home. Clearing out closets and organizing your kitchen lightens your mental load. Ready?Step one: This is about you and not…
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  • Modern Pergola Designs for Luxury Sensational Home

    Nanine Clement
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    Modern pergola is a great way to extend the home interior over the outdoors in style and different touch. It comes in a few centuries ago and become popular. Pergola is simply consist of a row of vertical pillars that support the tops. It is a connector actually between the indoors and outdoors also the exterior with patio area or modern deck. Pergola is exactly the best addition to contemporary home. Pergola is not as simple as it looks. Better give the job to built it into the gifted carpenter one than do it yourself. A simple one may could done well and many DIY Pergola source you could…
  • Natural-stlye Wooden Shutter for Window in Modern Home

    Nanine Clement
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Modern shutters for windows – Wooden shutter is not one thing that could connect with natural modern home or residences. Still, it has uniqueness that make people choose it to be popular. Wooden shutter offers natural ventilation, privacy during time you need, ergonomic shaped and the natural material. Wooden shutter comes in various colors, shapes and designs. Black painted wooden shutters show a timeless and strong look. It also a classy items for that room that blend perfectly with the entire elements. A family room also needs shutters. Wooden shutters in neutral tones are perfect…
  • Getting Stylish with Modern Window Blinds

    Nanine Clement
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:38 am
    Modern blinds – Despite of its function that could block direct sunlight and indoors privacy, adding modern blinds could boast style to your home. Formerly, people use curtains and draperies that a bit complicated in use and maintain. Unlike its former, modern blinds easier to clean and has various types you can choose which work best for your space. Roman Shades window blinds – Add sophistication and class with the roman shades. Made from vary types of material like bamboos and fabrics, its available in wide range of colors and sizes. While not in use, you can pull it on top and…
  • DIY: Overall Computer Desks for Personal Home Offices

    Nanine Clement
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:32 am
    DIY computer desk – Working from home increase day by day. The need of a space to work: make conference calls, plan projects, and send emails are crucial. People need a space to work enjoyable and efficient as well. The thing is problem with messy and unorganized spots. So, why not try an overall design? Let’s detect first. Glass DIY computer desk – Glass desktop has reflective surfaces and its transparency creates a wide effect. By placing it on the desks, its giving chance for multi storage also a mood booster for motivation and inspirations. A model of minimalist touch that…
  • Cool Relaxing Bedroom Colors Ideas

    Nanine Clement
    8 Feb 2015 | 12:24 am
    Relaxing bedroom colors – Bedroom must be relaxing room. Wall painting and elements color play role here. In the other words, color is the main power. Blue is one of the relaxing color. By playing the shades and hues we could get amazing result. Be inspired with these images below. Blue bedroom shades – Blue is color of calm. Strong yet peaceful images make it perfect color that define relax and fresh. This refreshing bedroom has white theme with blue shades wall painting and a tone blanket. Connect directly to wide glass window of green area, this bedroom is a stress release.
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  • Really useful drawings

    HomeLyst Team
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Neither milk born in a carton nor tables grow in the store window. The origin of the milk is obvious, but have you ever thought about the origin of your furniture? Surely you… Read More → La entrada Really useful drawings aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.

    HomeLyst Team
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s wonderful and fantastic that spirit and also trend which values the personality of every object and allows it to live in peace and harmony with their “unequal”. A chair, for example, is… Read More → La entrada BE DIFFERENT, MY CHAIR. aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
  • Mind-blowing Wallpapers

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

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

    HomeLyst Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    We know how important for you it is to have your home perfectly decorated for the holidays. Now that the holiday season is around the corner, we wanted to share with you some… Read More → La entrada Decorating Your Home for the Holiday Season aparece primero en HomeLyst Blog.
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  • Ello – My Ad-Free Social Network

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Have you ever heard of the social network, Ello? There has been a lot of hype around it lately as its user base is expanding into the millions. Ello was created to offer people an ad-free alternative to other social media networks. One of Ello’s big promises was never to sell user data to 3rd parties. So far, they’ve kept that promise. Here are a three reasons why Ello is awesome & you should join it. It’s ad-free. Forget about “Miriam, you might like this” suggestions in your feed. Don’t get me wrong they can be helpful and sometimes I do discover…
  • How to decorate your shelves

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    Have you ever found yourself in awe of beautifully decorated shelves? I’ve done this many times. Within interior design I find shelves one of the most difficult pieces to decorate because everything is open on display. Long gone are the days of kids’ room shelves where it was all about storing away my books and getting stuff out of the way. If done well, shelves can highlight beautifully bound books, groups of ornaments and truly lift the atmosphere of a room. Below are some ideas how I think this could be achieved. Grouping. You can apply classic design rules to decorating…
  • Cat Essentials – A Different Type of Shopping List

    19 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    It’s almost 2 years since we brought home our cuddly cat, Woody. If you’re a friend of furry felines, then please continue reading. If whiskers aren’t your thing, that’s cool, too. Maybe this post will still give you useful information about what to watch out for if you ever invite a feline into your home. Cat carrier. Before you can think about taking your little friend home, you should consider a method of transport first. Having raised Benny, who is nearing 18 years of age this year and Woody, now 2 1/2, I’ve been to the vets a few times. Investing in a good…
  • Elaine Meese & Fields Print Shop

    12 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    Today I have the pleasure of introducing super-talented artist and designer, Elaine Meese and her creative outlet, Fields Print Shop. Based in the windy city of Chicago, Elaine designs and sells her prints in her Etsy shop. What’s so special about Fields Print Shop? Elaine’s intricate, minimal and elegant prints portrait delicate geometrical shapes and hand drawn illustrations of minerals. Fields Print Shop reflects everything I love about design. It’s all about going back to the roots and exploring the fundamentals of shapes, colours and rendering techniques. The…
  • In Conversation With. Kevin Sanderson & Caroline Thew

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:10 am
    It’s all about pastels & happy colours in this week’s in conversation with. post. Perth based couple, Kevin Sanderson and Caroline Thaw’s home looks like a candy floss paradise come to life but things weren’t always rosy on their journey to a happy home. Here is their story… Who are Kevin & Caroline? Caroline Thaw is a seasoned buyer for CornerShop whilst Kevin describes his work as “a mystery to most really”. They live near Cottesloe Beach in Perth. How did it all start? Kevin and Caroline bought their 1910 house over 15 years ago and…
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  • 15 Chic Bathroom Tile Ideas

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Thinking of renovating your bathroom without having to spend a great deal? The best way to add character to your bathrooms is by decorating it with chic bathroom tiles. Bathroom tiles come in a variety of shapes and designs. They also range from being pretty economical to quite expensive as well. Going overboard doesn’t necessarily [...] The post 15 Chic Bathroom Tile Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 45 Amazing Miniature Garden Decorations

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Gardens are those outdoor spaces in our homes that we decorate just as much carefully as we do our interiors. If you have a garden and are fond of it to the extent that you would go ahead and decorate this solitaire space of your home then you have come to the right place. We [...] The post 45 Amazing Miniature Garden Decorations appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 15 Faux Painting Ideas for Your Bare Walls

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Faux paintings have recently become a very popular interior decoration trend. The wall paper trend took a backseat in the 1990’s and thus people began to paint their walls with faux finish paints. You can completely transform your homes by using faux paints on walls. There are so many techniques and varieties available that there [...] The post 15 Faux Painting Ideas for Your Bare Walls appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 50 Creative Baby Nursery Rugs Ideas

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:16 pm
    When you are planning a nursery for your baby you obviously look for the best of things. You want everything perfect for your little angel, giving them every comfort in the world. Decorating a nursery requires you to pay attention to the minutest of details, especially if you want your baby to have the best [...] The post 50 Creative Baby Nursery Rugs Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 15 Smart and Trendy Kitchen Storage Ideas

    12 Feb 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Wouldn’t you just love to have a clutter free kitchen? One where you can have a great time cooking and not have to look around for pots and pans, assuming that you did use them last time. A dream kitchen is one which is organized and well kept. In order to have a kitchen such [...] The post 15 Smart and Trendy Kitchen Storage Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
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  • 5 Unexpected Ways to Decorate with Daffodils

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Bring on a brighter, livelier spring palette with these five ways to add daffodils to your home decor. The post 5 Unexpected Ways to Decorate with Daffodils appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Valentine’s Day Centerpiece Challenge

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:23 pm
    We challenged some DIY and design blogger friends to create beautiful and unique centerpieces. Check out our favorites. The post Valentine’s Day Centerpiece Challenge appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • The Bachelor: Host a Rustic Dinner Party

    16 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Channel the hometown pride of The Bachelor’s Chris Soules with a rustic dinner party. Host your favorite gals for the season finale and festive food and drinks. The post The Bachelor: Host a Rustic Dinner Party appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Valentine’s Day Survival Guide for Guys

    9 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Impress her on Valentine's Day with these marvelous last minute gift ideas that don’t look the slightest bit last minute. The post Valentine’s Day Survival Guide for Guys appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • How to Valentine for Couples: Audiophiles & Sports Fanatics

    6 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Need to plan a date night (or day) for your Valentine? We're here to help. Check out our fun date ideas for couple music and sports-obsessed couples. The post How to Valentine for Couples: Audiophiles & Sports Fanatics appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
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  • Translucent Bell Glass Coffee Table For Minimalist Living Room

    Lavernia Aubry
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:05 am
    Translucent bell glass coffee table out here is totally adorable and lovely. The unique performance of the glass combine with the functionality of the table is completed by this home furniture. Moreover, the color of the glass is nice too, so what are you waiting for to have it? The various design of the glass […]
  • Add Glam to Style Bedroom Designs Ideas

    Lavernia Aubry
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Having a comfortable bedroom is a must, right? If the needed of comfortable already done, we can put another room decorating for our bedroom. Here, we will see the glamour bedroom design idea which is try to be the balance of the comfortable thought of the bedding room. Both of comfy and glamour is blend […]
  • Cool Wall Stickers To Decorate Your Wall

    Lavernia Aubry
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    Cool wall stickers - Now, when the trend of wall sticker is growing up so fast like a mushroom, people are try to get the latest design of the wall sticker. Similar with the user, the designer is like on the race to create something new and hope their creation will be a trend. Here […]
  • Well Organized Craft Room With Beautiful Interior Design To Ease Your Work

    Lavernia Aubry
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:50 am
    Organizing a craft space for a home is tricky and we do have to have an extra effort to make it real if our home space is limited. We have to think about how to combine a craft room with others room or we build it separately. Well, before we are going to make it […]
  • Beautiful Rustic Barn Design For Family Living Space

    Lavernia Aubry
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:42 am
    Beautiful Barn Home – Event the mode is change and people are loved to us the recent design for their living space, these following Traditional barn design pictures will released a new inspiring design of a living space with applicable thought. Well, a barn is a challenging stuff for us and we do can try […]
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  • 11 reasons you should just stay in tonight: It's cold, you're poor and the sofa is comfy

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:24 am
    Do you really want to go out tonight? Yes, your friends may well be putting pressure on you to go to that new, trendy bar in town, but if all of your instincts are telling you that you’d rather trade the bar stool for your sofa, then you’re well within your rights to make your excuses.  If it's not your friends pressuring you, perhaps it’s your own mind that is making you feel guilty for wanting to stay in? If you're in this camp, I'm here today to remove your guilt with 11 reasons why staying in is a wonderful idea. So read on, preferably from the comfort of your sofa. And turn your…
  • 17 Things You Need to Start Doing Now to Rescue Your Partner’s Sanity

    13 Feb 2015 | 7:08 am
    Valentine's Day is just one sleep away! While the chocolates and flowers you bought are bound to be well-received, if you really want to make your partner happy there are also a few other things you might need to start doing... How many times a week do you find yourself tearing your hair out because your other half has turned the bin into a game of Jenga? According to the Daily Mail, almost two thirds of couples row over chores at least once a week, and “one in five people know a couple who row regularly or have broken up over the issue”. Yikes! And that’s not all – Tracy McVeigh at…
  • 8 of Our Favourite UK-based Interior Design Blogs

    5 Feb 2015 | 3:40 am
    These days, the top interior design bloggers command the same respect as the traditional home interiors magazines – and with good reason. Their photographs are nothing short of stunning, their advice is stellar, and readers can often interact with them directly – not to mention the fact that blogs are often updated very regularly. Here, we’ve rounded up our eight favourite UK-based interior design bloggers of 2015 (so far) – take a look at their posts and get inspired! 1. The Design Sheppard If you like puns, you’re bound to fall in love with Stacey’s blog which combines fresh…
  • 13 Fun Furniture Ideas for Pet Lovers

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:42 am
    Looking for an innovative cat bed, or a stylish dog house? (The latter for your dog of course, not your spouse!) Today's post is a round up of our favourite furniture ideas for pet lovers. Any pet lover will tell you that once you’ve taken a furry friend into your home, it will never be the same again. Your house will be filled with joy, cuddles, wagging tails and the sounds of purring – and it may also be filled with ruined furniture. It goes with the territory. And apart from hiring a dog whisperer or trying to bribe your kitty with catnip, there’s not a lot you can do about it. But…
  • 9 Bad Decorating Habits to Break Once and For All in 2015

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    Are you determined to make this year the one you create the home of your dreams? Then it’s time to break your bad decorating habits for good. Read on for advice on how to stop all sorts of nasty habits, from going over budget to hanging artwork badly. The best part is, with just a little preparation it shouldn’t be too difficult to swap those bad habits for good ones... 1. Matching everything Co-ordination is key for a harmonious room, but buying matching sets of everything can run the risk of making your home look like a catalogue. Inject some soul into the space by choosing dining…
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    Odds & End Tables

  • Furniture Meets Fashion: The Oscars Edition

    City Furniture
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    It’s the most glamorous night on the red carpet, and this year’s Oscars were no exception. As the A-listers closed out the awards season with a designer-clad bang, we were front row (to our televisions) to bring you the next edition of Furniture Meets Fashion. So without any further ado, our best award goes to the fiercely fashionable Laura Dern, while Nicole Kidman takes home the not-so-top honors. We love Laura’s edgy look on our Willa accent chest, but Nicole’s questionable color combo on our Jet Set curio cabinet is lacking all the right kind of luster.
  • What Does Your Dining Set Say About You?

    City Furniture
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    Whether you gravitate towards the simple and traditional or the flashy and fashion-forward, we happen to know that a person’s dining set is a window into their personality. Here, we take a look at our top collections and detail every style profile—right down to the type of meal you’ll be serving.   The Glamour Set Your centerpiece has bling, your napkin rings have bling—wait, is there such a thing as too much bling?  Probably not, which is why you love dining sets like the aptly named Glamour. Detailed with crocodile embossing (your second favorite thing after bling),…
  • Tuft Love

    City Furniture
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we’re setting the mood with some serious tuft love. Creating undeniable style and class, we bet even the biggest commitment-phobe is ready to get pinned down by this crush-worthy upholstery treatment. So with that in mind, we invite you to take a peek at our slideshow—from the ultra-chic Hutton chaise to the dapper Trevor ottoman, our most eligible pieces are sure to make you swoon.   Pictured: Hutton chaise Riviera accent chair Deco accent chair Elle sectional Belgian accent chair Artesano canopy bed Europa accent chair Trevor ottoman
  • 5 Tips to Marry Your Furniture

    City Furniture
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    So you’re moving in with your honey and you both have full sets of furniture? I now pronounce you stylishly challenged. From making his oversize recliner work with your vintage rocking chair, it’s a challenge to find design harmony—not to mention room for it all. Yet before you attempt to make “frat house chic” the next big trend, allow our tips to guide you towards interior matrimony.   1. Plan your space: Before you can decide what stays and what goes, you need to know exactly what fits. Draw a simple layout of each room, and measure both the room sizes and the furniture…
  • A Seat for Two

    City Furniture
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:50 am
    Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, so it’s no surprise that Cupid’s arrow has landed squarely on the perfectly sized—and aptly named—loveseat. Our answer to red roses and heart shaped boxes of chocolate, we’re totally enamored with the only piece of furniture that’s exclusively built for two. The perfect companion to a sofa or a standalone in compact spaces, the loveseat is made to romance your home with style and function. Whether you’re cuddling up with your sweetheart or enjoying some solo lounging, the unique design offers just the right amount of comfort and support. And…
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    Blog - Tammy Randall Wood, ASID - Interior Design Calabasas | Malibu | Encino

  • The Path to Renovation

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

    Tammy Randall Wood
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We are once again honored for the second consecutive year to receive a Best of Houzz award for 2015.  Truly wonderful to receive this high recognition from such an esteemed organization and authority in the interior design field.  And a great thanks to you, our clients for your great partnership, kind comments and ongoing support.  Here is to a great 2015 !
  • Calabasas Style Article - January/February 2015

    Tammy Randall Wood
    10 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    I believe in noble spaces -- not necessarily fancy spaces, but noble spaces. Spaces that help us, well, be noble. A version of our higher selves, if you will. Spaces that assist us in our daily routines to be more organized, inspired, and productive. Spaces that allow us to gather as friends and family and nurture our own spirits as well as the ones we love. And last but not least, I believe in spaces that allow us to grow and learn. It might sound a bit esoteric, as we are only discussing interior design, but sometimes it’s helpful to consider the big picture or purpose and then work…
  • High Point Furniture Show - October 2014

    Tammy Randall Wood
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Palisades Chair from Thibaut Design "Market" as it's called in the industry, refers to The International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, NC which takes place every April & October.  Like Brigadoon, every spring and fall this quaint southern hamlet bursts into life with vendors and buyers descending on it from all over the world to do business. Permanent and temporary showrooms bustle all around the city and are festooned with the latest trends, collections, and achievements displayed by vendors in every category of home furnishings. Every hour of our schedule is penciled in…
  • Freshness in the Unexpected

    Tammy Randall Wood
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    People always ask me, as a designer what style I like best or feel most comfortable working with. I always answer honestly - that I love all styles from Traditional English to Mid Century Modern and everything in between. One constant that does run through my work however is the creation of a bridge between the expected and the unexpected. This creates a freshness that never goes out of style. One way to achieve this is balancing traditional details with modern lines. This can happen in whatever architectural style you're working with, be it a Spanish Colonial in Southern California or a…
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  • Shabby Chic Nursery Decor

    4 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    Need to know about Shabby Chic nursery decor? Are you asking yourself; what do we need to create the perfect Shabby Chic nursery? I can’t think of anything more beautiful than a nursery styled in Shabby Chic. You are obviously… Read more → The post Shabby Chic Nursery Decor appeared first on Essential Homes for You. Related posts: The Best 8 Secrets to Having the Ultimate ‘Shabby Chic‘ Style for Your Home Top Trending Shabby Chic Wall Decor Ideas Pink Rugs for the Nursery
  • The Best 8 Secrets to Having the Ultimate ‘Shabby Chic‘ Style for Your Home

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    Just think of a lovely summer’s day in a country cottage with the windows and doors open with a gently breeze blowing through and the smell of roses, cut grass and birdsong and you will nail the ‘Shabby Chic’ style… Read more → The post The Best 8 Secrets to Having the Ultimate ‘Shabby Chic‘ Style for Your Home appeared first on Essential Homes for You. Related posts: Top Trending Shabby Chic Wall Decor Ideas Zebra Print Bathroom Accessories Candle Centerpieces for the Home
  • Top Trending Shabby Chic Wall Decor Ideas

    19 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Do you love Shabby Chic décor and looking for top trending Shabby Chic wall decor ideas? Recently I found myself wanting to change the wall decor that I had in my bedroom. I really am a great fan of ‘Shabby… Read more → The post Top Trending Shabby Chic Wall Decor Ideas appeared first on Essential Homes for You. Related posts: The Best 8 Secrets to Having the Ultimate ‘Shabby Chic‘ Style for Your Home Dining Room Table Centerpiece Ideas Flip Flop Bathroom Accessories Ideas
  • Best Steam Iron on Amazon

    1 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    Are you looking for the best steam iron on Amazon? My daughter recently bought a new steam iron as her old one had finally decided it was time for the steam iron grave yard. She was amazed at the selection… Read more → The post Best Steam Iron on Amazon appeared first on Essential Homes for You. Related posts: The Rowenta Steamium DW9080 Iron – Exposed! Discover How Cheap Rowenta Irons Save Time and Money! Rowenta Irons On Sale
  • The Rowenta Steamium DW9080 Iron – Exposed!

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    Recently I was gushing to my friend about the Rowenta Steamium DW9080 iron. I raved about how I could save a few dollars if I bought one now and replaced my old iron when he blurted, “who would spend a… Read more → The post The Rowenta Steamium DW9080 Iron – Exposed! appeared first on Essential Homes for You. Related posts: Rowenta Irons On Sale Discover How Cheap Rowenta Irons Save Time and Money! Ironing 101 – A Survival Guide for College Students
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  • Deco Dreamworld

    Sam Stone
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    Creating a Deco Dreamworld   The Art Deco movement first began in France following World War I and caught fire all over the world in the 1920s through the 1940s. Deco is a visual arts design style that was created in contrast and in opposition to Art Nouveau. This style of design consists of bold geometric designs and rich, saturated color. Some of the Deco style was born out of the clean lines used by Scandinavian designers in the Modernist movement. History The first person to coin the phrase “Art Deco” was an architect named Le Corbusier when he wrote a series of articles in…

    Sam Stone
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    Elements of a Spanish Revival Home   What is it that sets a Spanish revival home apart from any other? The answer to that question is the subject of today’s blog post. This architectural style came about as a result of the Panama-California Exposition in 1915 through 1931. It’s definitely a hybrid style and started in California and Florida which both had wonderful climates suitable to a Mediterranean style home. There are some signature architectural details that are ever present on Spanish revival homes and here’s a list of those elements. Curves and Arches Curves and arches are…
  • Top 5 cities with mid century homes

    Sam Stone
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    Top 5 Cities with Mid Century Homes   We were recently wondering what cities in America were famous for mid-century modern architecture. At first we thought that Los Angeles would be a slam dunk because of the film industry and movie stars that live out there. When we started to do our research, however, we found a city in California that leads the list for mid century homes. And it wasn’t LA. Here’s our list for the top five cities with mid-century homes: Palm Springs, California Phoenix, Arizona Washington, DC Austin, Texas Denver, Colorado This isn’t to say that there aren’t…
  • Love Your Mudroom

    Sam Stone
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    Love Your Mudroom   If you live in the country – or even grew up in a home in the country – you know how invaluable a mudroom can be. The problem, of course, is that these rooms turn into dumping grounds very quickly for shoes, boots, jackets and anything else you can think of. But your mudroom doesn’t have to be the ugly stepsister in your home. Here are some great ideas to turn it from ugly duckling into beautiful swan. Getting Started One of the things you have to do before you start to transform your mudroom is decide what kind of space it’s going to be. Sometimes it’s just…
  • Mid-Century Replicas to own this year

    Sam Stone
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Mid-Century Replicas to Have in Your House This Year   Are you looking to introduce some mid-century replicas into your home this year? That’s a common theme we’ve heard from our readers lately and, so, we wanted to do a blog post about the types of pieces you can add to any home to give it a little more edge and a little more retro. Industrial You don’t have to live in a loft to get a mid-century industrial look with some metal touches. Industrial design goes back to the basics in a big way. It employs simple materials like wood and metal which are the very materials our…
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    S&A Decor

  • 10 Simple Rules of Feng Shui

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Rule #1 of Feng Shui: No Place for Unnecessary Things at Home Do you want to improve the flow of energy in the home, reduce stress and improve performance? Make general cleaning and repair all broken items. Do an honest audit of unnecessary things and get rid of them - not just put them in another place, but actually get rid of them or give to those who need them and will be happy to use them.It is useful to get rid of the "energy consumers" which include broken items, abandoned work, things that you have not used in 1 year and items that cause you to have bad associations or memories. Thus,…
  • Bedroom Repair: 7 Mistakes You Can Avoid

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    If you have decided to redo the interiors of your bedroom you should be guided mostly by the comfort.Since bedroom is the one room in your home that is responsible for your conform here is a must.  Consider the most common mistakes that can do the opposite and have quite undesirable effect.I SoundproofOften a feeling of privacy is achieved not so much through visual techniques, but many thanks additional soundproof. So you should think about additional protection from outside noise at the stage of repair works.  II Too Much LightWhen deciding on curtains for bedrooms it is advisable…
  • How to decorate skylights?

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:28 pm
    How to decorate skylights?In this article we are going to discuss how to correctly fill in the attic window without destroying aesthetics created by architects and at the same time preventing any unwanted light from outside from entering the room. Additional Accessories  The location of the Windows on the angle requires the use of a variety of additional accessories like holders, curtain rods, handrails, grabs and more. They allow to bind any window dressing to the realities of the architectural environment in which to place the decoration. Here you can use any design curtains, even the…
  • Flames and Waves

    15 May 2014 | 10:07 am
    This design is done for one bedroom condo in Toronto By S&A Decor. From the beginning of time humans have been attracted to nature. Watching burning flame and running water calms people down and makes  us feel at ease. Blue sky and the warmth of wood unite us with the world around. In this project the goal was to capture the combine all the elements of nature to achieve the relaxing atmosphere.  Two elements are fused together in one room. On the one hand water panel, on the other the electric heater and LED ceiling lights in red shades. It is known fact that the running water…
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