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  • Front Yard Curb Appeal Ideas

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Front yard curb appeal can make a great first impression because the first thing visitors or potential homebuyers see when they visit you is the outside of your home. Curb appeal should be neat, organized, colorful, and attractive. Here are some tips and ideas that will add curb appeal and will boost the look and value of your home: Repaint the exterior of your home if needed with
  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Outdoor furniture can transform your backyard, patio, deck, or front yard into a relaxing retreat and enjoyable gathering place for you and your family. Outdoor furniture adds comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. Outdoor furniture is made from a variety of materials, each with its own look and feel. Materials can include wood, aluminum, wicker, wrought iron, plastic, and more.
  • Fall Lawn Care Tips

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Lawn care during the fall is very important for enhancing your outdoor space, for promoting healthy grass and plant growth the next spring, and for ensuring your lawn stays healthy through the winter.  Here are my tips for maintaining your lawn for a healthy, green, and beautiful look in the following spring and summer: Test and correct your soil pH (acidity) level if needed. Most lawns
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Terry’s Blinds in UK

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Recently Terry’s Blinds in the UK asked to interview me for their Designer Insights series. Designer Insights includes interviews with fabulous expert designers in the field of interior and landscape design, as well as home staging and home renovation.  I’m pleased to be featured on their “Designer Insights” interview series. <!-- AddThis Follow BEGIN --> Follow
  • Deck Design Planning Tips

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    Are you considering building or having a deck added to your home this summer? Now is the perfect time to start planning.  Beautiful deck designs are becoming a more common feature of outdoor living spaces. They provide us with a great outdoor area for relaxing, dining, and entertaining friends and family.   Decks can be attached to or detached from a house. They can be built in different
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  • Cage Collection by Form Us With Love for Menu

    Ali Morris
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The trend for caged designs continues with this week’s launch of the Cage Collection by Form Us With Love for Danish brand Menu. The Cage Collection provides a visually-appealing, space-saving storage solution for everyday objects. The Cage Collection is made up of two 6”-deep, wall-mounted cage units - including a mirror and a shelf with an ash wood lid - that can be used for storing and arranging everyday objects. “We felt the need for a collection like this, our grandparents had sideboards, telephone tables and pedestals, dressing their homes with personal displays, we…
  • Customized Bathing: Bathroom Trend

    Ali Morris
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    These digital controls take the guess work out of showering, allowing users to precisely set their preferred water temperature, flow rate and timings. Grohe F-digital is a digital shower controller that allows you to precisely set the perfect water temperature and save your preferred settings with a single touch. The technology can be integrated into the shower, bath, bidet, basin or even the kitchen. Users of ThermaSol’s steam showers can use their smartphones or tablet devices to control everything from temperature to generator maintenance via a specially designed Mobile App…
  • At London Design Festival 2014: Saddle Chair by Angell Wyller Aarseth

    Alicita Rodriguez
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Christoffer Angell, Øyvind Wyller, and Simen Aarseth, the Norwegian trio behind the Oslo Chair for Berhardt, is debuting another noteworthy chair at this year’s London Design Festival. Created for Slåke, the Norwegian factory known for its wooden craftsmanship, Saddle Chair by Angell Wyller Aarseth is also helping to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary. Solid Wood and Soft Upholstery with a Perfect Pocket Hailed as “the first step into the future” for Slåke, Saddle Chair will be shown this September at London Design Festival. A “modest and friendly chair,” Saddle is full…
  • Staffordshire 15 Wall-Mounted Tub Filler

    Joseph Starr
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Unparalleled for its understated elegance and old world charm, Victoria + Albert’s Staffordshire Faucet is now a bit more functional. The company is debuting a new addition to their line of traditional faucets: the Staffordshire 15 wall-mounted tub filler. The Staffordshire 15 Faucet is an Elegant Space Saver Staffordshire 15 is easily mounted to any wall surface, thus creating a seamless look while simultaneously saving space—the wall-mount installation allows the tub to be placed closer to the wall. Like all faucets in the Staffordshire line, Staffordshire 15 exemplifies Victoria and…
  • Limited Edition Bolero Table by Roberto Lazzeroni for Poltrona Frau

    Ali Morris
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Luxury Italian furniture manufacturers Poltrona Frau have released a limited edition of 41 Bolero tables designed by Roberto Lazzeroni. The limited edition Bolero is a balanced blend of craftsmanship, exclusivity and texture. Each limited edition table features a specially processed marble top with varying surfaces and textures. Cut from a single block, the carefully selected marble has been extracted from the Monte Corchia quarry owned by Italy’s leading ornamental stone manufacturer, Savema.  During production, the white Carrara marble - known as “arabescato” marble for its dark…
 
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  • DIY 101: Flooring

    Amy Azzarito
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Let’s be honest, making changes to your flooring can be a little scary. After all, it involves moving all the furniture. Anything that involves heavy lifting is a big commitment. But it can make all the difference between a so-so space and something fantastic. To get you in the mood to flex your muscles, we’ve rounded up our best floor inspirations, plus projects that are even perfect for rentals. But sometimes, you just need to start at the very beginning and when it comes to floors, that usually means you’re grabbing a mop. Our Guide to Cleaning Supplies lists everything…
  • 10 Creative DIY Stair Runner Ideas

    Grace Bonney
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    This weekend I found myself dreaming of having a home with a second floor. I’ve spent most of my life (and dorm years) living in single-floor apartments or homes, and there’s always been something so grand about the idea of a dramatic staircase leading to bedrooms or other spaces that are a good distance away from the noise and everyday sounds that happen in the living rom and kitchen. I’m so appreciative to have the one-floor apartment we do have, but it it’s always fun to dream. So to indulge myself in what it would be like to play around with a great set of stairs,…
  • 10 Classic Movies and Their Alter Ego Chairs

    Grace Bonney
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    When I first started Design*Sponge, I had a bit of a chair problem (which has now been replaced by a ceramics obsession). At one point I had at least four chairs for every person living in my home and it got to be a little ridiculous. I ended up giving them away to good homes (what was I doing with a child’s mid-century rocking chair, anyway?) but I still have a soft spot for chairs that makes me want to take them all home like shelter puppies. Last week Amy, Max and I were talking about a new light that was coming out and I said it reminded me so much of the movie Sleeper. We started…
  • 3 Great Ways to Spend Some Quality Design Time

    Caitlin Kelch
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
      Most of who love design, also have an affinity towards collections. Whether they’re in a museum or in our own homes, collections tend to make us feel connected, perhaps because we can see the individual parts of a whole so clearly. Design*Sponge favorite, artist Lisa Congdon, dedicated an entire year to documenting her collections daily online. Her blog, A Collection a Day, showed us too many treasures to count and definitely influenced some photography styles out there. We’ve been adding to our collections on eBay and this week we’re sharing three eBay guides that we…
  • Biz Ladies Profile: Lisa Fredrikson of TREAT AND COMPANY

    Stephanie
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    While great ideas will always have their place in the business world, it’s a fact that the more unique the idea, the more viable it will be. Lisa Fredrikson and business partner, Lili Hall, took that very mantra and applied it to their product design business, TREAT AND COMPANY. Eight years later, they – along with their growing team – have paved the way for innovative and beautiful product design for a bevy of clients and today they share a bit about the journey they’ve been on. -Stephanie Read the full post after the jump… (more…)
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  • Rise and Shine: Beds That Favor Your Creative Side (15 photos)

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Unless you’re giving guests the grand tour, your bedroom tends to be off-limits to anyone but you and your other half (and pets and children, if they’re lucky). So why not throw caution to the wind and make a statement about who you really are behind closed doors? The bed is the centerpiece of any...
  • Houzz Tour: Bright and Light, With a California Beach Vibe (12 photos)

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    “The moment I stepped through the door, I had that feeling, and I knew I had to have it!” says Gabriel Holland, recalling the moment she viewed her home in Bridport, England, for the first time. It was, she says, dark, dingy and stuck in a 1970s avocado rut, but she and husband Alan Suter saw the...
  • Great Design Plant: Violet Silverleaf Thrives on Scant Water (6 photos)

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The gray foliage of violet silverleaf provides a perfect color contrast to green shrubs seen throughout the Southwestern landscape. This drought-tolerant shrub is transformed with the appearance of violet flowers sporadically throughout the summer and into early fall. Its ability to handle full sun...
  • Mix and Match Kitchen Materials for a Knockout Design (16 photos)

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The kitchen is all about mixing and matching. Experienced chefs often love to break away from that ho-hum recipe mold and create something new with a dash of unexpected flavor. Achieving this in your kitchen design is possible in many ways. Here are some of my best tips for combining materials to create...
  • Room of the Day: Just Right for 2 and a Crowd (4 photos)

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    This townhouse, on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, is the result of some magical design kismet. “About two years before we started this project, one of the homeowners and I took a home tour together,” says interior designer Jenni Leasia. “I had taken a picture of her sitting on a townhouse’s...
 
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  • I Heart Skandinavisk Candles

    decor8
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    I’ve been curious about Skandinavisk candles because I’ve seen them a lot online and wondered if they are as good as they look. I’m a terribly picky candle person because I have these weird allergies and some candles leave me with Kanye West style migraines that make me want to head for the ER. I’m not even kidding. You can’t put me around a Yankee Candle store because I’ll have a massive headache all day long. And you can forget any candles that are “affordable”. They usually make my throat close up and my head pound within minutes after…
  • 5 Things I Admire Greatly For Back To School

    decor8
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Gold foil is so hot right now, have you noticed? And bold contrasts too, like black and white stripes. And don’t get me started on totes with upbeat girl power phrases. I think every now and then we need to treat ourselves so with back to school here and with lots of us taking online classes or who know teens going back to high school or have college pals heading back in, etc. I found 5 things that you may like for yourself or to give as a gift. These are all handmade, high quality and decor8 tested and approved from Great.ly makers that fit MY version of what back to school…
  • Awesome DIY Projects From Vintage Revivals

    decor8
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Hello and happy Friday everyone! I came across this rad blog recently and had to share it with you today because I’m just so impressed by the DIY projects on it. Some of them really speak to me. Here is a glimpse of this blog, called Vintage Revivals, authored by Mandi Gubler in Utah. What a creative lady! I’m particularly interested in how she is overhauling “The Nugget” which is a 1972 Bell Travel Trailer. You can follow that series here, the transformation is super fun to watch. This lady can also do just about anything with a Sharpie. Some of her rooms have the…
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  • LAST CHANCE: Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

    Mike Chino
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    It’s that time of year again – school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we’re offering you a chance to win a brand new PUBLIC Bike or a Voltaic solar backpack! We’re looking for smart ideas that will lower your environmental footprint for the coming academic year, and our grand prize winner will receive their choice of a PUBLIC C1 or PUBLIC V1 bike decked out with a rear rack, a metal basket, and a brass bell (worth a total of $574!), and three…
  • This Blazing Fast Electric Car is Powered by Saltwater!

    Marc Carter
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Nanoflowcell has developed the world’s first saltwater-powered electric car – the Quant e-Sportlimousine – it just received approval for testing in Europe! The futuristic gull-winged vehicle runs on a special type of gasoline that is made from salt water, and it’s now street-legal on public roads in Germany. According to Nanoflowcell, the Quant e-Sportlimousine can accelerate from 0-62 mph in a blazing 2.8 seconds and it has a driving range of up to 373 miles. Read the rest of This Blazing Fast Electric Car is Powered by Saltwater! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg…
  • Spiky Sea Urchin-Inspired Hydroelectric House Converts Wave Energy into Electricity

    Lucy Wang
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Read the rest of Spiky Sea Urchin-Inspired Hydroelectric House Converts Wave Energy into Electricity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aluminum structure, Cape Town, electromagnetic turbine system, futuristic architecture, house concept, hydroelectric house, Hydroelectric Tidal House, Llandudno, margot krasojevic, South Africa
  • LAST CHANCE: Win $100 Worth of Green Back-to-School Supplies!

    Laura Mordas-Schenkein
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Hey parents! School is in session, and to help prepare your kids for the coming school year we’re giving away $200 worth of green school supplies from our friends at The Ultimate Green Store! Two lucky grand prize winners will each receive $100 to spend on eco school supplies for your kids – including upcycled backpacks, BPA-free lunchboxes, tree-free recycled pencil sets, and much more. The deadline to enter is TODAY September 17th at 11:59PM ET – submit your awesome green ideas here to win! ENTER HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: back to school,…
  • Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Lovely Low-Cost Housing Made from Locally Sourced Palm Trees

    Lidija Grozdanic
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Read the rest of Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Lovely Low-Cost Housing Made from Locally Sourced Palm Trees Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable housing, locally sourced building material, low income housing, palm tree house, passive house, passive sustainability, Polycarbonate Panels, social housing, steel frame, Vietnam housing, Vo Trong Nghia Architects
 
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  • Innovative Bicycle Cover Helping You Keep Your Room Clean: Velo Sock [Video]

    Lavinia
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    To improve bicycle storage for urban cyclists, Latvia-based start-up Velo Sock has developed a unique and innovative bicycle cover, named Velo Sock, which is all about keeping your room clean in a stylish way. The aim of this design is to prevent sand, mud and other debris from being brought into a room after a journey on a bicycle. No walls are made dirty by bicycle tires. Velo Sock is totally different from traditional bicycle covers and gives a new meaning to the definition of a bicycle cover with its unique technology and design. The project is made from elastic material and is suitable…
  • Modern Two-Level Pool House in Los Angeles With a Cheerful Vibe

    Lavinia
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Riggs Place Residence is a 6500 square-foot pool house designed by Soler Architecture in the Westchester section of Los Angeles. What we like about this place is its high level of openness, mixed with a vibrant mix of materials and colors. Unlike many contemporary residences that inspire soberness and lack of personality, this home seems friendly, fresh and welcoming. According to the description provided by the architects, the project was envisioned in an L-shaped plan which embraces the pool and opens the rear of the house to the expansive yard and territorial views of the city and…
  • Wine Store Design in Portugal Stylishly Exhibiting Over A Thousand Different Beverages

    Lavinia
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    The Bottles’ Congress project by Tiago do Vale Arquitectos came as an answer to the very particular challenges presented by a wine and spirits store in unique circumstances. Located in the outskirts of the city of Braga, in northern Portugal, next to Minho’s University, the client required a system to display over a thousand different wine and spirits bottles. According to Tiago do Vale, “three questions presented themselves as the development vectors for the project: how does one display over a thousand different references while still treating each bottle as a special, unique product;…
  • Inspiring Design Scheme Showcased by 285 Chaplin Crescent Residence in Canada

    Lavinia
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    On a snowy backdrop, 285 Chaplin Crescent residence developed by Zeca Homes Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, looks like a cozy refuge. A mix of materials (stone, wood, glass and zinc) and an irregular geometry make the building visually stand out. A few terraces and balconies, as well as generously-sized windows ensure an optimum indoor-outdoor relationship. Currently listed for sale at $3,185,000, the project comes with state-of-the art appliances, hi-tech entertainment systems and an overall interior design that most contemporary-style enthusiasts would probably crave for. Space, neatness…
  • Why Our Brains Love Luxurious Interiors

    Tara Mastroeni
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Have you ever wondered why we love luxury interiors so much? Image Via: Marilee Bentz Designs, Inc. Luxury. The word even feels nice rolling off your tongue. There’s something so clean and crisp about it. Perhaps it’s the way that the simplest mention instantly conjures up mental images of sprawling mansions, designer collections, and sleek cars. Reality is, everyone loves lavishness, especially when it comes to interiors. The proof is all around us. Why else would insider peaks into celebrity homes cause magazines to fly off the shelves? Why else would we love tips on how to give our own…
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Endangered Spring House

    allie@dwell.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Frank Lloyd Wright's Endangered Spring House Written by  Allie Weiss September 17, 2014Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House in Tallahassee, Florida, was commissioned by George and Clifton Lewis, who sought a comfortable house for their large family that fit within their modest budget. Completed in 1954, the home features an unusual "hemicycle" form—a shape that the designer briefly experimented with at the end of his career. Now, a fundraising campaign aims to acquire, restore, and open the house to the public. Start Slideshow The "hemicycle" layout of the house is one of only 12 or 13…
  • Field + Supply Modern Craft Fair in the Catskills

    Diana Budds
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Field + Supply Modern Craft Fair in the Catskills Written by  Diana Budds September 16, 2014On October 11 and 12, 2014, High Falls, New York, plays host to Field + Supply, a modern craft fair featuring work from a roster of Dwell favorites including Workstead, Egg Collective, The Commons, among others. "I'm really hoping to create an event in a new context where modern craft and design is elevated and taken more seriously while maintaining the spirit of a small town arts and crafts fair," organizer Brad Ford says. Start Slideshow Field + Supply takes place at the Black Barn in High…
  • Striking Lamps by New York Lighting Designers

    William Lamb
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Striking Lamps by New York Lighting Designers Written by  William Lamb September 16, 2014The "Let There Be" lighting exhibition opens at the Worrell Smith Gallery in Westport, Connecticut, on October 3. The Craft Table Lamp from the Freeform Lamp Series by John Procario, based in Cold Spring, New York. The bent white-oak frame is inlaid with LEDs. Image courtesy of John Procario Designs. The work of four innovative New York lighting designers will take center stage at the Worrell Smith Gallery in Westport, Connecticut, this October at an exhibition titled “Let There Be.” The…
  • Glass House with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views

    allie@dwell.com
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    Glass House with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views Written by  Amara Holstein Photos by  Jake Stangel September 16, 2014Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast. Boora Architects designed a house for Ryan and Mary Finley near Cannon Beach, Oregon, that resembles a glass prism and rises above a shallow cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The 3,330-square-foot structure is topped with a green roof.  Project  360° House Architect  Boora Architects The northern Oregon shoreline is a wet and woolly stretch of…
  • Restrained Color Palette and Rich Textures in Copenhagen Furniture Showroom

    Kelsey Keith
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    Restrained Color Palette and Rich Textures in Copenhagen Furniture Showroom Written by  Kelsey Keith September 16, 2014The incredibly well-curated Copenhagen furniture showroom The Apartment opens an exhibition detailing the work of Ilse Crawford. Start Slideshow For three months beginning in August 2014, London-based interiors and furniture designer Ilse Crawford takes over Copenhagen design gallery The Apartment with a mix of rich materials and a subdued color palette. One of two brand-new pieces that make their debut at the showroom, operated by dealer Tina Seidenfaden…
 
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  • Abacus Totem Key Holder

    Katie
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    It this some sort of facial jewelry? Or perhaps a tiny dumbbell for a muscly mouse? I suppose it could be either, but, alas, it’s a key holder. The Abacus Totem Key Holder is from Postalco, the maker of many wonderful things. Handcrafted in Japan from solid brass, it keeps your keys tidy with a simple screw end that makes it easy to add or subtract individual keys. Manufacturer: Postalco Country: Japan Material:Brass Dimensions: 2″ x .5″ x .5″ Available from the Cooper Hewitt Shop.
  • Starry Light by Anagraphic

    Katie
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    If you’re fond of constellations, then you’ll like this Starry Light by Anagraphic. The hemispheric shade lends itself to a pattern of the Northern Hemisphere’s two equinoxes and solstices and a LED light fixture projects most of its light downwards, with just enough residual light to bring out the stars on your walls. Also, as the lamp is manufactured by hand, you may customize the light to a specific date, time and geographical location. Available from Anagraphic.
  • Hot Kettle

    Katie
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Not that you need the warning, but this kettle gets HOT. The stainless steel body and handle have a distinct industrial vibe and its two red buttons safely release steam and hot water. Designed by Selab + Alessandro Zambelli for Seletti, it’ll heat your water up safely and efficiently. (Note: boiling water in a pan for tea or coffee is sad. Get a kettle.) Material: Stainless Steel Dimensions: 7.5″ Dia X 5.9″ H Capacity: 0.8 Gal or 3 L Available from Gessato, $100.00, and Seletti, $85.
  • Holmes Sconce

    Katie
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    It doesn’t take much deductive reasoning to select this Holmes Sconce from Schoolhouse Electric as one of the better options in the marketplace. It might be inspired by the classic candle sconce in the days before electricity, but the minimalist lines in its steel backplate marks it firmly in the present. Make it your own by choosing a specialty bulb, and know that the smaller size would fit almost anywhere you need an extra source of light. A Schoolhouse Electric Original. Dimensions: 4″w x 3″d x 6″h -Wall mount fixture -Mounting hardware included -Natural Brass and…
  • Animal Boxes

    Katie
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    A couple of years ago I saw a few of these Animal boxes by Karl Zahn lined up along a windowsill in someone’s home, and it struck me how it would be a thoughtful tradition to give one each year as a gift for a friend or loved one. Each box represents a “power” animal, a sort of totem for one’s ambitions. Plus, there’s just enough room inside for something small and special should you decide to take the gift a step further. Animal Box: Polar Bear, 6.75 x 3.25 x 3 inches Animal Box: Whale, 8.5 x 2.75 x 2.75 inches Animal Box: Rhino, 7 x 3.5 x 3 inches Animal…
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  • Serve, then Swish: Beer Carrier Has 2nd Life as a Frisbee

    Delana
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Most product packaging is meant to be used once and then thrown away or recycled. It seems a pity to let still-usable materials go to waste, and designer Simon Kern agrees. He created Frisbeer as a way to carry beers for yourself and a couple of friends (or three beers just for you if it's that kind of day) - then when it has served its first purpose, it turns into a fun toy. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Reclaimed Egg Cartons Get a Second Life as Lamps DIY Cardboard Craft Idea: Cheap Modular Building Blocks Upcycled Art: Cardboard Craft from…
  • Minimalist Wind Chimes: Two-Piece Musical Decorations

    Delana
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Wind chimes can be a lovely addition to any home, and although they come in hundreds of shapes and sizes they are more or less all the same. Pieces of wood or metal hang from a central core, tap against one another, and create lovely sounds. Kouichi Okamoto of Kyouei Designs has redesigned the wind chime as a beautifully minimal work of art. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modern Doorbell: Wired Musical Chimes Play Digital Tunes Simple Patio Table Tweak Keeps Plates Put, Even in the Wind Breeze-Shaped Building: Wind Rotates Floors, Makes Power…
  • Coffee in the Clouds: Dining Set Perches on Pitched Roofs

    Delana
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
      Lithuanian designer Aine Bunikyté uses the unique pitched roofs of historic homes to create furniture that is halfway between dreams and reality. Her Pitched Roof Furniture set is a rooftop dining experience that is definitely not for the faint of heart. The modest dining set is quite lovely and retro-chic with its silver frames and translucent amber surfaces. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: ‘Formed’ Wood Furniture: Dining Table & Curved-Chair Set Transforming Tables: Convert Coffee to Dining Surfaces Small Space, Big…
  • Relaxation to Go: Tiny House on Wheels Has a Built-In Hot Tub

    Stephanie
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you think you have to give up luxuries to live in a tiny house, you're (mostly) right - unless you happen to purchase a tiny mobile house with its very own built-in hot tub on the back deck. For Tiny Wood Homes in Warwickshire, England, the combo was a natural, since the company builds both compact custom abodes and wooden hot tubs. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modern, Mortgage-Free Tiny House Built for Just $33K The DIY Tiny House Built and Occupied by a Family of 4 Tiny Living on Wheels: Impossibly Small 32-Sq Ft Cabin Mini-Luxury Living:…
  • Two Bedrooms, 16-Car-Garage: This Home is Basically a Car Gallery

    Stephanie
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    If you could fill a sizable $4 million house with anything that makes you happy, what would you choose? The owners of this West Bellevue House in Washington certainly figured out what their own priorities are: housing and admiring sixteen cars in a central garage that basically acts as a gallery space, with the actual living spaces seeming almost like an afterthought. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Home Opener: Huge Garage Door Hides Whole Plane Hangar Old Garage Converted into Urban Home Light Industrial: Bright Modern Home in a Boxy Gray Garage…
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  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E6 The Garrison Commander

    Linda Merrill
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    For the most part, Outlander is very much an "outside" story. There's lots of sleeping rough on the road, horse riding through the Highlands, campfires and buggy roadside inns. In other words, unlike Downton Abbey, there's not much in the way of fine interiors and "Get that look" opportunities.  So, while I adore the story and this television production, I am a little starved for just some pretty set decorating.  This week's episode on Starz features a very beautiful interior (finally!) that could be brought right into the present day.Our heroine, Claire, is still looking for a way…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E5 - "The Rent" plus, visiting a wattle house

    Linda Merrill
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    In this week's episode, our heroine Claire is taken on the road with a pack of MacKenzie men to collect the rents from outlying tenant farmers who hadn't been able to make it to The Gathering at Castle Leoch. War Chieftan Dougal figures it would be good to have a healer along and Claire sees it as an opportunity to get out of the castle and perhaps closer to the standing stones and maybe even back to the 20th century.At one of the stops, Claire finds a group of women who are singing a working song which aids in the rhythm (and helps pass the time, no doubt) while they prepare a large piece of…
  • Boston Magazine Dream Home 2014

    Linda Merrill
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    The 2014 Boston Magazine Dream Home will be open for public tours starting on September 10th. For the last ten years, the magazine has been teaming with a local builder, architect, designer and a charity to build a house that focuses on a specific kind of living style. This year's house, located in Salisbury, MA, is a single family house that feature's "net-zero" energy living.The design/build team this year is Ridgeview Construction, Kaplan Thompson Architects, and the design coordinator is Lisa Wasserman Sivan. Boston Children's Hospital is the non-profit beneficiary.The roof on the back of…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E4 The Gathering, and scenic insider

    Linda Merrill
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    This week's installment of Starz TV's production of Outlander brings us the famous "Gathering" of the Clan MacKenzie where all the men under laird Colum MacKenzie come to the castle to swear their oath of fidelity to him and to the clan (and to pay their rents and proceeds from the farms they tend). The event is filled with filial love and furor and a kind of patriotism, though not as much to the State as to the clan. Colum (subtly played by Gary Lewis) is the top guy, but he suffers from Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome and while he can walk, does so very slowly and is depicted as always being…
  • Nook Cottage: Hanging Art

    Linda Merrill
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    As I'm waiting for my sofa and dining table to be delivered next week (finally!) I've started planning in ernest where I'll be hanging my art. I have between 25-30 pieces ranging from fairly large (30x40) to teeny (5x5). Half of my collection just came out of my parent's house including several watercolors by my late aunt Bette Wasserboehr, who was a noted New England water colorist, teacher, gallery owner and mentor to many painters. There is no real theme to what I have. I like photography so I have several framed photographs, some I've taken, other's by better photographers! I have a lot…
 
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    Decorating Diva

  • Hypnosis + Decorating = A Fantastically Fun IKEA Experiment with Time Travel

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    It’s no big secret that the mere thought of home decorating can send some people into a series of nervous convulsions. That fear of decorating can...The post Hypnosis + Decorating = A Fantastically Fun IKEA Experiment with Time Travel appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Design Dreaming: A Paris Apartment in the Artsy Enclave of Montmartre.

    Carmen
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Famous for its artist enclave, Montmatre is the ideal location for dreamers and creatives. And, what could be dreamier than owning an apartment, seeped in...The post Design Dreaming: A Paris Apartment in the Artsy Enclave of Montmartre. appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Essence of Elegance: Blue Toile de Jouy Dressed Chair

    Carmen
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Beautifully whitewashed 18th century style antique reproduction French chair and ottoman upholstered in a classic and elegant blue toile de jouy fabric with an oriental...The post Essence of Elegance: Blue Toile de Jouy Dressed Chair appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Sitting Pretty: Blooming Garden Inspired Chair

    Carmen
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Floral pattern chair in a boldly romantic shade of pink. Craving more design inspiration? View more in my Instagram gallery ⇒The post Sitting Pretty: Blooming Garden Inspired Chair appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • In the Pink: Sophisticated & Elegant Luxury Decorative Pillows

    Carmen
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Instagram Inspiration:Pretty pink decorative pillows pack a punch of fresh and sophisticated color. Craving more design inspiration? View my Instagram Gallery ⇒The post In the Pink: Sophisticated & Elegant Luxury Decorative Pillows appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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    Material Girls Blog

  • Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Recap

    Jill-LA
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Last month I attended the 4th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, a four day long event featuring different tasting events & venues. The event represents major chefs and vineyards, along with sampling unique and flavorful foods. I had the opportunity to attend a champagne and caviar event at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills along with two of the Lexus Grand Tasting events in downtown LA. The rooftop setting for the champagne and caviar event held at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel. Attending the champagne and caviar event on a really gorgeous summer evening.
  • White after Labor Day?…”YES!” I say….

    Julia-Chicago
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
     Who said you can’t wear white after Labor Day (other than my mother!)? Well, I’ve never been one to follow the “fashion” rules and I tend to make up my own design rules too. As much as I love bright colors like orange and turquoise, I equally love a nice crisp white palette. I like to use white as a statement in and of itself. When I use white, it’s usually all white. I like white to stand on its own instead of being used as a canvas. It has so much more to say! White is an amazing way to showcase architecture.  I use white to unify unrelated spaces and to lift…
  • Thermador Chef for a Day!

    Julia-Chicago
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Happy September! Can you even believe it?! I’ve been reflecting on my whirlwind summer, full of lots of travel and work=fun. In July, I was delighted to attend Thermador and Traditional Home’s 2nd Annual “Great Kitchen Getaway” event in sunny + beachy Southern California. I was joined by  a fabulous team of designers and lifestyle bloggers from across the country; Dana Wolter, Nancy and Eric Dalton, Karen Williams, Lisa Mende, Beth Le Manach, Jennifer Markanich, Karin Edwards, Kelly Morriseau and Courtney Price. We hung out at the Thermador Experience & Design…
  • Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

    Jill-LA
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    This year marks the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival taking place here in Los Angeles. Events kick off now and through the weekend. I am looking forward to attending some of the city wide events over the next few days including a champagne and caviar event rooftop at the chic L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills along with the Lexus Grand Tasting Event in Downtown LA. For all the festival highlights, you can follow LA Food & Wine: Facebook Twitter  Instagram Pinterest and #lafw You can follow me too! Instagram and Twitter
  • Trendspotting in Spain..Aged objects become modern art!

    Julia-Chicago
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    For the second year in a row, I am honored to be selected- along with four amazing design colleagues from New York, Atlanta, Sacramento and Austin- as one of Silestone’s “Trendspotters”. The whole gang was blessed with the opportunity to be whisked off to Spain for an adventurous week. Nothing like being immersed in a vibrant new culture to get the creative juices flowing. It was a week full of inspiration and some powerful trend statements- melding both past and present. First stop was beautiful Barcelona where we spent 2 days exploring the town and taking in the sights.
 
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    Remodelista

  • Reader Rehab: Danielle's DIY Kitchen Remodel for Under $500

    Margot Guralnick
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    New York City public relations consultant Danielle Arceneaux lived for several years with a soulless, postage-stamp-size kitchen that didn't jibe with the rest of her Park Slope apartment's 1920s detailing. She owned the place, but she had little to invest in a remodel. And so, with no experience whatsoever, she courageously took on the kitchen overhaul herself. It was something like deciding to cut your own hair: "I figured if I really messed it up, I could hire someone to do it properly," she says. Join us for her tale of YouTube how-to videos, borrowed tools, weekend industry, and the…
  • Ultimate Budget Storage: 10 Kitchens with Ikea's Grundtal Rail System

    Alexa Hotz
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    My kitchen in Brooklyn, New York, is actually an entryway. When the apartment was remodeled, the kitchen was obviously an afterthought; it's smashed between the bathroom and the front door. Forget counter space! We don't have any. What we do have with is 15 or so inches of backsplash height to work and a tight budget. That's where Ikea's Grundtal Series comes in handy. Back in 2008, we wrote about Open Rail Storage Systems on Remodelista, and the budget system that continues to endure six years later is the Grundtal Series, which comes in a classic brushed stainless steel finish and includes…
  • DIY: Pot Holders Knit from Ocean-Tossed Twine

    Justine Hand
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    On any given summer day, it's not usual to find Marnie Campbell stationed at Rock Harbor, in Orleans, Massachusetts, knitting away in her signature orange beach chair. Her latest handmade inspiration? A series of nautical knits made from foraged marine twine. A consummate hunter-gatherer and creative thinker, Marnie walks the shore of Cape Cod daily in search of new and unusual finds to incorporate into her work. (My prized Marnie-made possession is a tomato-red hot pad interwoven with thin strips of golden grass.) For the past few years, Marnie has been collecting ocean-tossed twine washed…
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Wood Dining Chairs for Under $200

    Alexa Hotz
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dining chairs can add up quickly, and investing in a full set can be a considerable expense (as much as a sofa, at least). For those with a tight budget but high standards, here are 10 of our favorite reasonably priced dining chairs—all made of wood and ringing in at under $200. Above: Michael Thonet's bentwood Era Chair, designed in 1859, is usually priced at $165 to $189, depending on color. It's currently on sale for $140.25 to $160.65 at Design Within Reach. Above: Design Within Reach's own Salt Chair continues to win a spot on our list (budget or not). The…
  • Object Lessons: The Hardware Store Porcelain Light Socket

    Megan Wilson
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    The porcelain light socket, once the hallmark of the New York City tenement apartment, has come to represent the essence of timeless and affordable utility design. Its shape is taken directly from two sources: the neck of an oil lamp (the kind that uses a key to control the flame) and the base of a candleholder. This "keyless lampholder" was created in 1910 to accommodate the Edison lightbulb, which was gaining popularity in the home. Manufactured by Russian immigrant Isidor Leviton in his factory on the Bowery, on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the porcelain socket soon marched uptown and into…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Vote: New Entries for Wednesday 9.17.14 — Room for Color Contest

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Which room is coloring your world? Room for Color entries are pouring in and all those room owners want to be one of your favorites so they can move on to the finals. Remember, you can "favorite" as many rooms as you like during this round, so dive right in and find all the ones you like! International: Katharina's "Modern Pastels" Room Cool: Leah's "Truly Teal" Bedroom Warm: Gigi's "Caribbean Warmth" Room Cool: Susan's "Color Happiness" Room Cool: Rita's "Bright Turquoise" Room READ MORE »
  • Gigi's "Caribbean Warmth" Room — Room for Color 2014

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Gigi Location: Baltimore, MD Division: Warm Inspiration for my palette: I'm a Caribbean girl, and nothing makes me happier than the warm sun shining through the tree canopy or a happy glass of papaya juice or lazing on a hammock while watching the sun set over the ocean. I wanted my apartment to bring me back to these special places every time I open the door especially on dreary cold winter afternoons. I wanted to stay safe with the wall color "just in case" the landlord changed his mind about letting me paint. I found a gallon of "oops"…
  • Former Wayfair Exec Launches USA-Made Furniture Company — Design News

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Joe Noonan, a former executive at Wayfair, has started an online furniture company that focuses on well-crafted, made-in-America pieces. Homespun Design covers styles including Shaker, traditional, farmhouse, mid-century modern and contemporary. READ MORE »
  • High & Low: Leather Sling Chairs — Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I first fell in love with this style chair in this image (pictured) in Domino magazine, luxe yet rugged, simply constructed and refined they look equally at home in the most casual or sophisticated room. We rounded up the options from splurge worthy high-end to budget steal. READ MORE »
  • DIY Idea: Smartphone Projector Made From a Shoebox — The Meta Picture

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    One of my favorite parts of fall nights is hunkering down in the house with friends, hot cocoa, popcorn and a movie. Projectors are expensive, but one has long been something I wanted to own. This genius little shoebox DIY has me inspired to make my own. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • (Re)Introducing the Spanner Lounge Chair With Arms

    Becky
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    We are so pleased to announce that we are carrying The Spanner Lounge Chair with Arms at Design Public. Originally created in 1950 by Russell Spanner (1916-1974), the award-winning chair has been out of production for more than 50 years. Gus*Design Group worked in collaboration with the Spanner family to revive this iconic chair, meticulously matching the materials, construction and details to the original chair. The frame is constructed of  solid birch and curved birch plywood and the seat is 100% cotton woven strapping. During the design collaboration with the Spanner family, Gus*Design…
  • Save 15% on Loll Designs Through September

    DesignPublic.com
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    The great thing about September is that it will give us some of the nicest days of the year and is also a good month for scooping up outdoor furniture at a discount. Through September 30, 2014, save 15% on Loll Designs. Loll Designs is a company that celebrates mid-century modern classics as well as contemporary style, adding twists like an unexpected line, bold bright colors and always a big old dollop of playfulness. Get the fire cracking with Loll’s Fire Ring Set. One of the best things about Loll Designs’ furniture is that while it’s durable enough to stand up to the…
  • Labor Day Sale: Don’t Miss the Chance to Save!

    Becky
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    In case you’re not on our email list, you should know, we’re having a big fat … (a few pesky little exemptions apply) You have through midnight, EST on Labor Day 2014 (that’s September 1st to those of you who are having a little too much fun to keep track this weekend) to save 15% on almost everything at Design Public. I am using this uncharacteristically big font so that you don’t miss out. So have a fun browse now, go toast up some s’mores, catch some fireworks, sleep on it and order up your goods tomorrow. Just use the coupon code LABORDAY14 during…
  • California Boho Goes Pro in this Santa Monica Office

    Becky
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    TV production developer Ashley Stern needed to set up a Los Angeles outpost for her Paris-based company —quickly and on a limited budget. The space her real estate agent and interior designer Veerta Motiani helped her choose had plenty of pluses. It was around the corner from Santa Monica’s Main Street, it had wonderful high ceilings and industrial style, the building was new with a gorgeous lobby and roof-deck ocean views, and the price was right. However, the long narrow space posed some design challenges. It didn’t get a great amount of natural light, the ceilings were a little too…
  • Last Chance To Save 20% Off Gus*Modern Upholstered Pieces

    DesignPublic.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Just a reminder that our sale on Gus*Modern upholstered pieces is ending soon. So take the weekend to think it over and get your orders in by Sunday (August 17, 2014) at midnight EST. If you haven’t had a chance to glance over the options, here’s a peek at a few of the highlights. Gus*Modern has great sofa selections, whether you’re looking for a loveseat, full-sized or a sectional. The Jane Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa is very versatile. Its metal base lends it well to a loft, while its tufting lets it fit right in with a more traditional family room. Speaking of versatile, one…
 
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Dilemma: Trends in Kitchen Backsplashes

    preynolds
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Modern Kitchen by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators Croma Design Inc Kitchen trends come and go.  And so we are in the midst of a few striking changes when it comes to kitchen design. Backsplashes are changing their look. The glass and mosiac tiles of last year are giving way to sleek solid surfaces. What’s the benefit? Well, aside from a different look, one continuous surface is much easier-to-clean with no joints, grout lines or other places for grime to collect. We’re seeing these backsplashes everywhere. For instance, here’s Cararra marble used in a…
  • Design Dilemma: Top Five Tips on Decorating a Tiny Living Room

    preynolds
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Contemporary Living Room by Burlington Interior Designers & Decorators Cynthia Taylor-Luce Designing any kind of small space can be challenging, but living rooms come with extra challenges. For one, it’s often the first area of your home that you and guests see. It needs to accommodate down time if it serves as your family room, but it’s also got to accommodate your book club, sewing circle or poker night. It may even need, from time to time, to accommodate overnight guests. There are few areas of our homes pressed into service on so many fronts, but, as the reception area of…
  • Scandinavian Design Inside and Out

    Susan Kraemer
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    K M Architektur with offices in Austria, Germany and Switzerland designed this charming woodclad home with a very Scandinavian touch in Weinfelden, Thurgau, Switzerland. The house is clad in locally harvested natural white pine, arranged in a crisscross pattern reminiscent of a quilt. The master bedroom is a study of simplicity wrapped in white pine the cantilevered bed platform and headboard wall niche. The wood cladding continues inside and out, creating a seamless transition between the interior and exterior of the house. Although the house itself is quite narrow – the deck outside…
  • A Dramatic Black House for Viewing a Desert Landscape

    Susan Kraemer
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    When viewing California’s Joshua Tree National Park through the black entry courtyard of this house the colors are enhanced. In the Black Desert House by by Marc Atlan and Oller & Pejic, somehow the black makes the desert all the brighter by contrast. Inside, in the living room, brilliant reds, fuchsias and oranges complete the golds of the desert and the blue of the sky. A pair of Louis VIII chairs add an wry touch of pompousness that is amusingly out of place with the raw power of nature at its most elemental. The jagged modernity of the stark black house itself is more of a…
  • Tropical Ease and Sophistication in a Singapore Garden Villa

    Susan Kraemer
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Here is one of two identical houses built for a client’s teenage sons and their future families in Singapore. The new house is on a very narrow lot next to the existing home from Aamer Architects. A glamorous rooftop pool tops the narrow house that very nearly fills the lot. A zigzag floor plan allows windows on three sides – making the house seem much more open than the narrow plot really is. Ceiling height french doors completely open the wall to the lush garden outside. The many very tall thin french doors create the feeling of a tropical conservatory. The zigzag floor plan…
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    Bloesem

  • Coveting ceramics

    Bloesem
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    If you have not heard, we recently published the second issue of the Bloesem Gazette, this time it came along with an online version - the Bloesem e-Gazette! Here's a sneak peek to one of our favourite articles in the latest  Bloesem e-Gazette (click here to download it). Irene shares her love of ceramics with us in this article, introducing us to some of the big names in ceramics and letting us in on how she goes about collecting all the beautiful pieces we have seen both on the blogs and her instagram. Read on: Coveting Ceramics.. // Text and pictures by Irene Hoofs I have always…
  • Shibori Dyeing with Indigo

    Bloesem
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    The last week of August was dedicated to shibori dyeing with Arounna from Bookhou. Arounna and John reside in Canada but were here for a week's stay along with 5 classes - 3 shibori classes and 2 other water coloring classes.  The artistic couple took this chance to explore Singapore and do abit of painting too. We loved following their journey on Arounna's instagram account. They painted in the park and noticed all kinds of beautiful flora and fauna which we might have taken for granted.  Anyway, back to the shibori class.. it went swimmingly! With the shibori print being one of…
  • Kristina Dam

    Bloesem
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Walking the line between art and functional design is Kristina Dam. Her interior collection is just breath taking, integrating pieces of art into living spaces seamlessly. One great example is the mirror mirror. Use it as a mirror by flipping the center piece from side to side or as in art piece. Beautiful either way.  Another outstanding piece is the magazine rack. The simple yet functional design allows you to both store magazines and hold a cup of coffee or your bowl of morning yoghurt. The use of marble and wood is also a home run. View her entire interior collection here, as well as…
  • Somethings I liked this week

    Bloesem
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Holly's Blog Boss social media online class is now enrolling! Have you signed up? The Bloesem store has been included on this list of 50 alternative things to do in Singapore. Food imagination with M&S Have you seen our Bloesem store make over? Rubyellen's beautiul floral wreaths at the Misha Lulu art show Cactus leaves as decor. Marble is definitely the pattern of the moment.. this tote is amazing Geology of shoes A beautiful Japanese store interior As a wearer of eye glasses myself, Faces by the Satorialist is true eye candy!  Love the "My Better Half" series on…
  • Coisa for the cold

    Bloesem
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    It's that time of the year, and it's getting chilly fast! (For most of the world that is.. Singapore not so much though it starts raining non-stop). These scarves from Coisa are the perfect accessory for the cold weather. Knitted with exclusive yarns from Italy, all Coisa's scarves come in a very limited quantity. We have one of the scarves from Coisa's previous collection and oh, how soft it is! Cosy and chic, perfect for that time of the year when you're all bundled up you can barely see anything else you put on under that coat.  .. Coisa
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    2Modern Blog

  • Basalt Oak Tables by Normal Studio

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Proving that nothing may be more beautiful or dramatic than basic black, French design agency Normal Studio has created a suite of 5 tables, hand crafted from a single trunk of an oak tree. A collaboration with the design gallery Ymer & Malta, Normal Studio’s Basalt tables were fashioned from heartwood, the hardest, oldest wood at the core of a trunk, typically darker in color than its surrounding, younger wood. Aiming to echo the fossil-like characteristics of non-living heartwood, the designers have assembled each table from chunks of heartwood pieces, and then manually…
  • Screen Gems: Paul Farrell’s Crystal Prints

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    British graphic designer Paul Farrell has parlayed his fondness for printmaking and his love of nature into a range of greeting cards and home products which feature clean, stylized illustrations informed by the natural world. We especially like his limited edition screen prints—like these gem-inspired images—which showcase his skill at composing handsome geometric compositions from flat planes of color, exactingly repeated and layered to produce subsidiary colors. That’s one way to arrive at a jewel of a print, wouldn’t you say? Images: Paul Farrell
  • ‘Reductive Simplicity’ Transforms a Brooklyn Home

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Architect Chris Cooper and interior designer Jennifer Hanlin had the built-in advantage of both vision and good taste on their side when they renovated the two floors of their Brooklyn duplex. Who else but spatial esthetes could have envisioned a dark, utilitarian crawl space as a mezzanine-in-the-making, ready to house a library and TV room? Cooper and Hanlin did, and thanks to that bit of visionary thinking, added a whopping (by New York City standards) 325 square feet to an already sizable (by New York City standards) family home. A gut renovation that included judiciously adding and…
  • Homage to Ellsworth Kelly: Legato Cabinet Series by Casamania

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Taking furniture to artful heights, quite literally, is Italian brand Casamania, which, in collaboration with Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, has released a collection of cabinets that derive inspiration from the great abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly. Casamania’s Legato cabinets (Legato, in Italian, translates as ‘tied together’) are clean rectilinear pieces, rendered striking for their brightly colored front doors of varying sizes, crafted from MDF, and given the rounded corners common in the flat shapes that Kelly made famous. This isn’t the first…
  • A Letterpress Font for 3D Printers

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    With 3D printing being all the rage, don’t blame London’s New North Press for wanting a piece of the action. In an attempt to bridge the gap between mankind’s original printing technology—letterpress printing—and its most novel—3D printing—the letterpress print studio has added to its vast library of fonts a font that works on a traditional letterpress as easily as it does on a 3D printer. Designed by the type designers A2-Type, and fabricated by model makers Chalk Studios, the A23D font, and the project that brought it to fruition, is the subject of a…
 
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • 7 Easy Ways to Add Character to a Bland Apartment

    Michael Landfair
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    The upside of renting is that you’re not responsible if anything goes wrong.  Dishwasher breaks? Call the landlord.  AC not working?  Call the landlord.  It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?The downside, however, is that you’re pretty limited when it comes to making aesthetic improvements that make the place feel like it embodies your design style.  You don’t own it, so you can’t change it.But that doesn’t mean your hands are tied.  There are several easy and affordable ways to upgrade a bland apartment without breaking the terms of your lease or risking…
  • Designing An Office That Is Truly Efficient

    Michael Landfair
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Your business does not have unlimited space in its office, and you may move to a new office that is still not unlimited. You need to make smart decisions that will save space in the office while making the office look impressive at the same time. You might not have thought that sliding door hardware would be impressive, you can utilize your space in untold ways with just one major change.

The Office Layout

The way you set up your office is up to you. You can place all the management offices around the perimeter of the space, and your employees can have cubicles in the center. Your…
  • Depave Movement: from parking lots to paradise

    Michael Landfair
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Portland,OR depave movement: from parking lots to paradise
  • Some Still Like Tubs

    Michael Landfair
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    I thought the tub was over for adults. In fact, we've thought about taking out the tub and replacing it with a walk in tile shower big enough for two. Now according to Breathe Modern, it looks like freestanding tubs are in. Take a look at these:Rexa_Design_Unico_Egg_1Madera wood bathtub by WS Bath Collections
  • Fall 2014 Home Decor: An ensemble production

    Michael Landfair
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Beth Kushnick, set decorator for CBS' "The Good Wife," has created her own furnishings line, which debuts this fall." She has some interesting opinions on what we will be seeing this fall season in home decor.Los Angeles-based designer Trip Haenisch also chips in with her ideas for fall. All this in the article by the AP. tophomedesignz.blogspot.comThe surprise? "Midcentury modern takes the lead this fall and winter. Accent chairs are armless or lower-profile, and furniture has either a California-chic or Danish-modern vibe."
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    COTE DE TEXAS

  • Milieu Magazine–The Fall 2014 Issue

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:22 pm
      The new issue of Milieu Magazine is now available at newsstands and online, digitally.   This issue is a celebration of their First Anniversary!  Hard to believe, it’s already been a year since the magazine launched. As usual, Milieu is full of eye candy.  The cover alone is so gorgeous – it’s perfection.  I especially love the white roses in a contemporary glass vase set on a classic silver tray!  So simple, yet so beautiful.  Usually the Southern Look is roses in a confit pot, but here the crystal looks so fresh --- love it and want to copy…
  • A Veranda Photoshoot–Six Years Later

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
      In 2008, Veranda magazine highlighted this fabulous Malibu house overlooking Zuma Beach.  It was designed by blogging favorite architect Stephen Giannetti of Velvet and Linen fame and the interiors were done by the great interior decorator Madeline Stuart.  The house has long been an internet and pinterest favorite – due to its soothing and casual interiors and its South of France vibe that Giannetti is so perfect at.   Add to this the romance of it also being a horse farm with stables and trails that wind throughout the property.   And there is the view…
  • NEW GIVEAWAY FROM LOVEFEAST!

    3 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
      I am so thrilled to announce a new giveaway – a set of pumpkins from the LoveFeast Shop!  Do you see them?  I styled the pumpkins on top of a capital on my breakfront.   I had just recently accessorized the breakfront after I took away the TV that we never watched.  The pumpkins added the perfect touch!   Here they are a bit closer – notice that the fabric is new.  It’s not velvet, instead it’s this beautiful silver linen in a mix of subtle shades.   And here is a closeup:  A set of six pumpkins- these are easily dressed up or…
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    Atticmag

  • Updating White Kitchens

    Jane F
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Four years ago, I observed that the all white kitchens trend was over. Looking back, that was the beginning of the end. Today, the white kitchen — often amusingly referred to as “the one true kitchen” — has been copied to death. Apart from light fixtures or other details, it’s often difficult to tell white kitchens from one another. In concept, they are very lovely but the look has become formulaic. The all-white kitchen [top] is typical of the genre as it has milk-color Shaker style cabinets with Victorian brackets and feet, and upper cabinets with glass doors. Another hallmark is…
  • Hallway Picture Walls

    Jane F
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    “Think of hallways as palate cleansers — the sorbet that’s served before diving in to the next course.” — Barry Dixon. The concept of keeping things neutral in a hallway doesn’t mean bland or lacking in personality. Hallways say a great deal about the taste and creativity at work in a house. Few are so grand they need to make a statement — usually that’s reserved for the living room. However, an entry, landing,  stairwell or other hall tend to be highly original when family photos or special collections are displayed. Personalizing hallway picture walls can…
  • Exotic Sink Faucets

    Jane F
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Elaborate, unusual faucets are like pieces of art — or jewelry for your sink. My idea of Turkish delight has nothing to do with candy, unless it’s eye candy — like the incredibly exotic sink faucet in a basin lined with stylized tulip Iznik tiles. Embellished, handcrafted, and clearly made of brass, the faucets are Turkish. I’ve been saving the photo because it’s so unusual (at least here in the US) as well as beautiful. This is likely a travel photo. But during the late 19th century, Middle Eastern themes and motifs appeared all across the decorative arts — from oil paintings…
  • Long Barn Gardens

    Jane F
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    In England, a historic home distinguished by its 20th century garden designers, has been taken on by a new generation. From 1915 to 1930, British diplomat Harold Nicolson and his wife, the poet and writer Vita Sackville-West, lived on an eight acre property in Sevenoaks Weald, Kent, known as Long Barn. Sackville-West, who may be the most famous and revered gardener of the 20th century, also wrote an influential weekly gardening column for The Observer newspaper at the time. But when it came to creating gardens, the couple worked as a team. And while they are best known for the monumental…
  • Contemporary Bathroom Fireplaces

    Jane F
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Technology is changing many things in our homes. That also extends to the fireplace. Ours is an old-fashioned, hand-built wood burning hearth. But I’m fascinated by sleek, contemporary gas fireplaces I’ve seen on TV — notably on ABC’s Castle — and in magazines. These come in a variety of shapes and widths and can be placed in non-traditional spaces — like the center of a wall. Most impressive is a contemporary bathroom fireplace installed between the bedroom and bath, or in a wall over a bathtub. Because the bathroom remains such an unusual location, a fireplace will…
 
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    Young House Love

  • Feeeeeelings

    Sherry Petersik
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    This post was 3,000 words long. They all felt overly complicated and heavy and weird. I clicked delete. Then I just typed what we’re really feeling, complete with things we’ve never said out loud and even a few things we’ve never fully admitted to ourselves before. The truth is that we love you guys. Like for real. Even for the tough love. We know you say it because you care (or hopefully you did at some point), and we want you to know we care right back. We want to do a good job. We want to do this with joy and excitement. We want to inspire you. We know this is an…
  • Come Pet Our Tile: The Musical

    Sherry Petersik
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts so honestly over the last few days after Thursday’s post update. Please know that we’ve read every comment and are giving them lots of thought. Sometimes we get so caught up in “the response” that it’s hard to fully absorb what people are saying, really think about it, and address it in actions and not just in knee-jerk words. We aren’t glossing over things by posting this, but it gives us time to keep processing so we can be thoughtful and honest in return. In the meantime… The laundry room’s finished!
  • Fab Freebie: It’s Curtains For You

    John Petersik
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Update: We hoped to have a Thursday post for you guys but this week didn’t go as planned. So sorry! Update #2: We’d love your thoughts on this thread that popped up on this post. What are your opinions about smaller posts when we can’t write something juicy? Skip them and just own that we can’t post that day with a little update like this one, or would you rather see something small instead of nothing (like a quick organizing update, a Reader Redesign, a dilemma we’re debating, etc)? Thanks for the feedback! Curtains can make the room. And pillows, well, you can…
  • That’s My Jamb (aka: How To Hang A Door)

    John Petersik
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Hope you guys had an awesome Labor Day. We split time between family and house projects which is pretty much our sweet spot. This week is going to be especially hairy thanks to having book stuff nearly every day, but we did manage to eke out a few things to share and hope to be back to normal next week (might not be as on top of comments until then either). But back to my jamb. Or should I say my jambs? They don’t have casings yet, the leftover doorknobs will be upgraded to these backplated-versions, and one door still needs to be painted like whoa – but boy does it feel good to…
  • Chasing Waterfalls

    John Petersik
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Update: Happy Labor Day! We’ll be spending the holiday with family (and our laundry room) but we’ll be back on Tuesday with a post as usual. Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday! That’s right. You can call me T-Boz. Let’s talk about our new shelf in the laundry room, which is sporting a sweet arm band waterfall edge and some light natural stain. We deviated from our usual mocha stain choice because we were inspired by a few rooms we’ve seen with light cabinets and tile mixed with with natural wood to add some texture and warmth. Here’s a wider shot…
 
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  • Renee Dahl: Barbie’s BFF

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    For the NY Times piece, I had interviewed Renee Dahl. I felt the article didn’t really cover the world that IS Renee Dahl in any real way – a world devoted to Barbie – and its meaning to society as a whole (the article was about the Hamptons’ …
  • A Refuge of Natural Light

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    My first feature for the New York Times came out online today and will be in the Metro section of the New York Times tomorrow. But you can read it here by downloading it as a pdf. Here are some …
  • A Little Something For The Citiots!

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Spotted at Carvel in Bridgehampton, NY.
  • Douchebag Revolution (Hamptons Style)

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    This was originally published in East Hampton Patch. It’s official.  Douchebag spotters has gone viral.  And it has competitors.  It seems that locals have had enough and we are not going to take it anymore.  The internet is the perfect venue to spew everything …
  • Unlocked

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    In a dreamless sleep I shall leave crumbs on the sill. You betrayed my love. Yet. I will keep the window Unlocked.
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Baby Gizmo At Home Revealed! (Video)

    Abigail Sawyer
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    We want you to meet Blinds.com’s new best friend, Baby Gizmo and check out their new video series, At Home With Baby Gizmo! About Baby Gizmo Hollie, Lee and 3 kiddoes under the age of 9 make up the Baby Gizmo family. Hollie and the gang are world class baby/family product testers. If you’re a mom who’s tired of spending too much on baby supplies, or are shopping for a stroller or car seat, you’ve got to check out Hollie’s extensive video reviews. She’s extremely choosy and only recommends the best. Windows, Windows Everywhere… Hollie and fam recently…
  • 9 Picks from the Ikea PS 2014 Collection

    Abigail Sawyer
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    We always turn to Ikea for neutral basics, but this year they’ve really pulled out all the stops with their pastel-accented PS 2014 collection. If your home needs a style update, give these easy to incorporate, high impact pieces a try. PS 2014 Geometric Wool Rug - $129 Blonde wood basics get scandinavian geo flair with this rug underfoot. Ikea PS 2014 Birch Wall Shelf - $49 We can’t decide if this versatile shelf would be better in the kitchen like a fancy pot rack, in the bathroom as linen storage, in the bedroom as an accessory holder, or in the entry as a coat rack! Ikea PS…
  • Hold up Window Coverings With New Drapery Hardware

    Evie Sweeten
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever tried to hide your ugly drapery hardware with a ridiculous amount of fabric? Those days are over with the arrival of our all new Custom Wrought Iron 1”Traversing Drapery Hardware!  Why Update Your Drapery Hardware? We love this drapery hardware because of all the options it has to offer. Each style comes in black, pewter, rustica, and bronze to match any drapery. With nine end styles available, ranging from fleur to square cap, Custom Wrought Iron 1″ Traversing Drapery Hardware can work for any decor whether clean, modern, or vintage. This product will work well with…
  • Cellular Shades Save the Day- Real Customer Story

    Evie Sweeten
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here at Blinds.com we try to make things as surprisingly easy and exciting as possible for our customers. One of our customers found herself in a door dilemma in her bathroom, eventually she decided shades would work, she ordered two. After having one set of shades that wouldn’t fit, our customer, Elaine R. got to experience first hand some of our awesome customer service as we fixed the problem immediately. Here’s What She Had To Say: “Mr. Steinfeld, When thinking about anything I would change about your products or service I couldn’t think of anything. I did have to…
  • All New Solar Shades to Screen Out Light and Stares

    Evie Sweeten
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    All new Outdoor Solar Shades from Blinds.com help you reclaim your patio from scorching summers! These shades look great and help you control privacy and light for every part of your home.   The Outdoor Solar Shade is great because with 12 colors and 5 privacy levels, it can suit any patio. The privacy options range from 1% to 14% openness, one having the tightest weave and most private. For example, the shade above has a 5% openness.  Other upgrades for this shade include going from a chain control to a cassette valance that has a matching fabric insert. Though these shades are great…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Jena Gambaccini’s Colorful and Fashionable Work Space

    The Office Stylist
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us:  It’s a place where I pretty much use fashion as decoration. There’s shoes, bags, and clothes all around but in the most organized way I can put them together. I just wanted a place where I can be creative but also display the items I love so much. They look much... View full post > Related posts: Risa Baker’s Faux Lux Home Office Space Styled by Noir’s STYLIZED Home Office Space Desert Domicile’s Office Space
  • Creating a Cool Office Space in Three Easy Steps

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    “I want a cool office space.” I hear it all the time. But, what does ‘cool’ actually mean? Everyone seems to have a different interpretation of the word. To somebody, ‘cool’ means hip and trendy. To someone else, ‘cool’ means innovative. I think I have accepted the fact that, no matter what, ‘cool’ signifies a... View full post > Related posts: Bored of your space? Re-Style your Workspace in 3 Easy Steps Brownell Travel’s Home Away from Home Office Space Cool Pencil Case
  • How to “Tailgate” Fabulously-Tips + Tricks from The Office Stylist

    The Office Stylist
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s no secret that I like to make every part of my life fabulous or chic in some way. It’s how I started my brand, I wanted my work life, day and space to look more fabulous. I noticed that everything that I do from styling an office, throwing a girls night in to Taco Tuesdays... View full post > Related posts: Summer Office Party-Easy, quick and delicious snacks {RECIPE INCLUDED} Taco Tuesdays at the Office {Recipe Included} 5 Tips & Tricks for Updating Your Office Walls!
  • Women Entrepreneur’s Club + Pinnacle Apple Pop {Recipe Included}

    The Office Stylist
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last night we had a fabulous event at WORK. and I can’t wait to share a yummy recipe with you! We’ve had a few great events since launching the new space and one of my faves was last nights Women Entrepreneur’s Club. What better way to network, meet awesome entrepreneurial women than with something as... View full post > Related posts: Cucumber Classics + the Perfect After-Hours Book-Club! (Recipe Included) Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED} CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED}
  • Office Transformation Series: Raising The Roof With Ceilume

    Sarah Weiner
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Ready for another look into the WORK. transformation series? Well, this one is a dedicated to all the ugly office ceilings out there. After this transformation, I’ve come to the conclusion that popcorn ceilings should be forbidden in the 21st century. They just aren’t attractive or design friendly. However, with the help of our fabulous... View full post > Related posts: Office Transformation Series: The Poppin. Effect The Office Stylist Purple Headquarters-something old, something new Perfectly Styled— Luxe Minimalist Office
 
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  • CXC Simulations: For The Ultimate Man Cave!

    testadmin
    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

    testadmin
    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

    testadmin
    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…
  • Natural Beauty

    testadmin
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:41 pm
      Whether animal, vegetable, or mineral, some of the greatest design inspiration comes from Mother Nature herself. Designs made from natural materials are a wonderful way to evoke nature’s serenity and grace while bringing nature’s beauty indoors. For your editorial consideration, here are some of our favorite products for the home featuring natural materials. Stone Forest | Veneto Pedestal Inspired by classic Italian design, this striking, barrel-shaped vessel is carved from single blocks of multi-color onyx. The sculpture includes a cavity in the back that can accommodate a light…
  • Iconic Brands: VOLA

    testadmin
    22 May 2014 | 4:44 pm
    VOLA. It’s not just a faucet; it’s a piece of design history. Possibly the most imitated faucet design on the market today, the VOLA designed by Arne Jacobsen has become a classic design symbol. Today, more than 40 years later, the iconic design is still chosen by young architects for their new buildings. Here’s a look at VOLA’s fascinating design evolution and legacy. In 1961, after winning a competition for his design of the National Bank of Denmark, Danish architect/designer Arne Jacobsen was contacted by Verner Overgaard, owner of VOLA A/S, a well established Danish company…
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • Designer Sketches

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

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    I've watched different dinners happen over the past year at the "roving Farm Dinner" event called Hill and Holler in Charlottesville. Not a far drive but long enough that it would take something special to get me there. This event was special enough that I pulled the trigger - Dave Mathew's Farm, Bleinheim vineyards, Environmental Working Group for the non-profit, Kyle Bailey from Birch & Barley in DC and none other than Jackson Browne for a private concert! We rented a limo and off we went! It was an interesting selection of wine, beers and ciders from both Blenheim, King…
  • Dining at Hartwood in Tulum

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    Dinner on the Beach in TulumAlthough it was hard to venture away from Casa Yakunah and the fabulous food from Antonio our chef. One afternoon we went into town for some shopping and then stopped at Hartwood. This restaurant is the brain child of Eric Werner and partner Mya from New York. I love that they picked up and left the city for Tulum. What a beautiful place! The restaurant is an open air style - no traditional kitchen here only wood stoves and prep tables. Look at this sketch May did for the concept: sketch from the selby.comHabernero pineapple…
  • Bridget Beari in Tulum Mexico

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    I am thrilled to show you one of the most exciting Bridget Beari projects, Casa Yakunah. I designed the interior of this private home in Tulum Mexico. The house is located 2 hours south of Cancun in the biosphere reserve called the Sian K'aan. This section of land is surround by the Caribbean on one side and the lagoon on the other. It is a stunning piece of property. The house was designed by Mexican architect from Cancun. We had many challenges between the Mexican architect, the American designer and the Italian contractor plus most of the workers…
  • Bridget Beari Back Room Sale!

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Look what we have at the Bridget Beari Back Room! Zebra stool for $175.00What a steal!A great accent for any room! Use it in a foyer under a console….Use it in a closet…..Use it at the base of the bedroom …...Come see us at the West End Antique Mall for all the cool Bridget Beari items. Happy Designing ……
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    COCOCOZY

  • 9 BEAUTIFUL BANISTERS - STAIR RAILING CHIC

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Lately, have been thinking a lot about banisters, stair and balcony railings.  Don't ask me why. Lately have been also thinking that I am not as smart as I was years ago. Don't ask me why. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • THE PANTON CHAIR - MODERN DESIGN CLASSIC

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Dining room designed by Darryl Carter featuring white Panton dining chairs (above)First introduced to market in 1967, this one material plastic cantilever chair has become a modern classic. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • $13 MILLION DOLLAR NYC TOWNHOUSE - SEE THIS HOUSE

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Listed at $13,250,000, this upper East Side New York City town house at 211 East 61st Street (between 2nd and 3rd) has it all.  5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 partial baths in 5,650 square feet... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • INTERNATIONAL INTERIORS - JEROME GALLAND

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Was on the website of fantastic French photographer Jerome Galland this morning.  Stunning photographs of interior design from Italy, Greece, France and all around the world.  I was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • DINING ROOM CHAIRS - MIX IT UP

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    To mix or not to mix?  That is the decor question...for today. Dining room chairs....gone are the days of matchy matchy sets of chairs it seems.  Adding in one or two that are different... [[ 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

  • The Secret To Winning Clients

    DesignSuccessU
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    By Maria Bayer DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach Last week we talked about how to become irresistible to your clients, and strategies you can employ to shift the way you approach your conversations. This week we’ll cover the secret to winning clients. And it’s likely more simple than you expect. The reason why people buy anything is because they have a need. They [...]
  • ELEVATE Seminar

    DesignSuccessU
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    How to get and close your ideal client faster / Clearly communicate your value proposition Interior designers, get exactly what you need for your business right now with our fun, yet intensive format with Lisa Ferguson that includes a fast paced panel, breakout clusters with Gail Doby and Sarah Walker where you can ask any questions, and private mini-mentoring sessions. Gail Doby [...]
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  • Design Reveal :: Marble Bathroom

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. After months of planning, designing and building, our home addition is complete. Although I’m enjoying all of the new space, my favorite is the new master bathroom. At 6′ x 7′ its certainly isn’t big, but it has what we need. Come take a peek. The white and gray carrera tile was my starting point for the crisp, clean color scheme. The honeycomb pattern floor tiles are paired with 6″ x 18″ honed white carrera field…
  • Design Trend :: Metallic Throw Pillows

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. I’ve been spotting them everywhere these days. Metallics whether that be gold, silver, bronze or copper are giving interior furnishings, fixtures and textiles the Midas touch. Shimmery throw pillows are a great way to embrace the trend without going overboard. Just like animal prints, a little metallic touch goes a long way! Here are a few chic metallic throw pillows that rose to the top of my list. Product Links: 1 // gold hong kong pillow by…
  • Friday Finds :: New Home Decor at Target

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links. Hello Friday! With the last few days of summer upon us, I wanted to share some fun finds to spruce up your home for fall from Target. Yes, Target. Between the new fall collection for Threshold and Nate Berkus, I’ve rounded up my five favorites. So chic and so affordable. Take a look… Product Links: 1 // Gold Task Lamp 2 // Nate Berkus Chevron Accent Rug in Ivory & Black 3 // Nate Berkus Faux Fur Stool 4 // Bar Cart in Gold 5 // Nate…
  • Five Favorites :: Fabulous Entryways

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Entryways offer us first glimpses into a home. It’s where we welcome guests and in some cases store such things as coats, purses, keys  and mail.  Entryway design takes planning if you want to it to be both beautiful and functional, so I’ve rounded up a few fabulous entryways that do both.  Loving this elegant entryway by Erin Gates Design of Elements of Style. The linen wrapped dresser with nailhead detailing is a head turner! Sarah Sherman Samuel of Smitten Studio (say that 5 times!) nails it here with modern and contemporary elements – console table, geometric mirror,…
  • Beautiful Southern California Home Tour

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    It’s a new week and I’m thrilled to be sharing a beautiful project by Corona del Mar, California-based interior designer, Ohara Davies-Gaetano. The emerging designer (recently published in Veranda) helped a family remodel and settle into their new Newport Beach home (downsizing from their previous one in Virginia). Ohara created an inviting, comfortable, yet elegant space reflective of her clients’ casual lifestyle. She also wanted a very open feeling where all areas of the house seamlessly flow into the next. Because the home was much smaller than what the owners were used…
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  • Inspiration in White: Astier de Villatte

    Trudy Crane
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    I love all white ceramics as you know....it's what I design and what I use everyday in my home. One of my first inspirations for my ceramic line was Astier de Villatte, and as I have mentioned before here,  I began collecting pieces on my travels to Paris for work. I came across this wonderful video on Domaine Home today and was so excited to see a bit of the behind the scenes of what goes into making the line and the inspirations behind their work. They are an incredibly talented group of designers and artists and I would love to have every piece of their line in my home and my office…
  • Fantastic Apartment

    Trudy Crane
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    I have talked about the site Fantastic Frank before and how they feature the most fabulous apartments for sale. They style and photograph each home so well and make it so appealing I want to buy them all! When selling your home it is so important to style to sell. Remember to remove personal items like photos and such. Keep the tones neutral and easy for someone to see their furniture in the space. If you have too much furniture think about renting a storage unit for a couple of months so you are not crowding your current home...you want potential buyers to see the space and too much…
  • Simplicity Defined

    Trudy Crane
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Fall is around the corner (nnnnoooooooo!!!) and fashion is on our minds these days as we start to dress with more layers. I still like to keep it simple in fashion, a little classic with a bit of style and in decor the same always works....especially when it comes to tones of white fashion and white decor....Let me know what you will be wearing and decorating this fall! Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House, The Charm of Home Enjoy! Trudy xx via:Found on naimabarcelona.tumblr.com,…
  • Interiors: Glass Walls

    Trudy Crane
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    If I was building a home today especially a condo or loft I would try to incorporate a glass wall. These are really brilliant don't you think? They let the light come through but block some of the noise and more importantly they add an element of design that is very chic. I think it would be great for a kitchen...you can see the action but your guests don't have to hear the noise you are making in the kitchen..the fan...the dishwasher etc...I especially love the black metal or the rough steel. Gorgeous! Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic…
  • Inspiration in White: Pretty Workspace

    Trudy Crane
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Some pretty pins to start the week. Loving these workspaces that have wonderful storage...some of it from Ikea no less. Very feminine with lots of inspiration boards and books with files and businessy things tucked away. I also like the tables with the sawhorse legs which I also did in my own studio. They look pretty well perfect to me! Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House, The Charm of Home Enjoy! Trudy xx via:Found on aprilandmaystudio.blogspot.com, Found on…
 
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  • Current Obsessions: Altuzarra Love...

    franki durbin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Every blogger & fashionista I know has already pawed through the collection in person, but I was traveling this week. So it's only now I'm jumping online to determine if Altuzarra for target lives up to the buildup of heavy expectation. Is it wrong to admit that I secretly hoped the furniture from the ads would be for sale at Target? Alas, that gilt & linen bergere is not part of the collection (nor is the desk or the bed or the lamp... but I digress!).As you may have noticed, I don't readily jump on the "for Target" collab bandwagon easily. I must have a genuine love of the designer…
  • Quotes: Love...

    franki durbin
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    I hope you're having an amazing weekend, everyone! Happy Sunday. Put your phones down to day and LOVE those around you. Love them through eye contact, your full focus and genuine listening. Hear them, understand them, love them They just might surprise you with how marvelous they are. 
  • Out & About: (Almost) Meeting Marilyn Monroe...

    franki durbin
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    BERT STERN (American, 1929-2013). Marilyn with Blue Roses, from The Last Sitting, 1962. Dallas is always one to host a great event. Tuesday I had the privilege of attending the preview reception for Heritage Auction's Fine & Decorative Arts event happening this weekend. Let me tell you... the items in the auction did NOT disappoint! While I'd been given the opportunity to identify my top 10 of my favorite lots via their online gallery, I was amazed when I arrived to find a collection of rare Marilyn Monroe framed works adorning the walls. This Hollywood beauty remains forever young due to…
  • Mind & Body: Surefire Morning Mood Boosters...

    franki durbin
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Looking for a better way to start your days? I am always refining my morning rituals & routines. Since I was little I've always woken up well before the sun rises... a trait I share with my grandfather.Fast forward to today with two little girls in my life and my awesome silent bubble of morning bliss has surely been popped. Those cuties who were sound asleep wake up the moment you do and are eager to see what fun things mommy has in store for them. In short, I need as much go-go juice in the morning as I can get.How do I fuel up body and mind sans coffee? Here are a few of my secrets for…
  • Closet Crush: Bright Closets & Pretty Dressing Rooms...

    franki durbin
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Every woman alive (or at least all the females in my circle of friends & family) is a fan of dressing up and then admiring her prized acquisitions. As noted many times before, I'm obsessive about how I store my bags and shoes and... okay, well everything. Everything in its place, you know? I'm grateful that I love my closet design and the order it affords me.So I love randomly stumbling upon boards made by those equally appreciative of closets and dressing rooms with as much fabulous style as adherence to color blocking and other methods of artfully displaying a personal wardrobe. Books,…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • 12 Breathtaking Art Projects Made From Thousands Of Unusual Pieces

    Simona Ganea
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    The beauty of art is that there are no rules telling you what you can and cannot use or how it should look like, what it should describe, etc. Creativity and freedom play a very important role and it’s how unique pieces like giant wall murals made of corks or thread art are born. So let’s analyze the following creations and see what makes each one unique.10,800 Wooden Cubes.What you see here is a mural made from 10,800 wooden cubes. It was created by Gabriela and Steffi Rocha. Each cube is 4 cm x 4 cm and put together they showcase a pixelated horse face. It took a lot of time,…
  • Modular Shipping Container Home Offers The Perfect Floor Plan

    Simona Ganea
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    Built using a standard 40′ shipping container, this is one of the prefab houses designed by Australian firm Nova Deko Modular. Although it’s one of the smaller ones, this one bedroom has a very nicely defined floor plan. The structure offers plenty of room for flexibility in terms of interior design and layout. Lots of different configurations can be explored and you’d be surprised by how versatile the design is.The Milan offers 29.7 square meters of floor space. It has a long and narrow floor plan, with the entry leading directly into an open plan including the living space…
  • Quick DIY Mason Jars And Twine Fall Centerpieces

    Emily Burmeister
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    I am always looking for ways to spruce up what is already wonderful. To me you cannot get more wonderful then a vase with flowers in it. I adore having fresh blooms in the house. But, there is certainly ways to make the vase part just as appealing as what is inside.Using mason jars, any size and number will do. I used 4, with two being the same size and then two other varied sized ones. I got to work adding some details. This detail came in the form of some twine, silver washers, and a glue gun. That is it! My husband tells me the washers are used to keep screw heads from going into holes.
  • Using Jade & Jadeite In and Around the House

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Jade and jadeite come in a variety beautiful shades of vibrant and cooling green . But they’re also gorgeous, natural stones that can be used to make anything from floors to homey accessories. And today we’re showing off how to use real jade and jadeite, and not just the tone, in and around your home! Let’s take a peek!1. On the floor.Breathtaking and unique, this jade floor has the style and fashion-forward energy to always be on trend and bold. It looks great in this living space but we also think a small swatch in a foyer or study would be fantastic…
  • 25 Tips for Decorating a Teenager’s Bedroom

    Stefan
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Teenagers are awesome creatures. I mean that. Many bemoan the fact that teenage-hood is approaching or is upon them, but when you take a step back and realize what is happening to that teenage person, it’s an incredible thing to behold. They’re becoming educated, making informed decisions, becoming who they are as individuals, and expressing themselves.Gone are the days of childhood nursery décor, of cutesy stuffed animals and cartoon elephant prints. But teenagers aren’t typically ready for crystal chandeliers, either. The decorating transition can be challenging, but it’s not…
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  • Color Trend: Olive Green

    Jon Peters
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M It’s hard to believe that it’s almost that time of year again to prepare for fall High Point Market! As someone who enjoys following the latest trends in home decor and interior design, I’m really looking forward to attending again this season. I predict that some of things we got to see this past spring will be familiar, but it’s always interesting to see which colors and decor trends become more popular and which ones begin to phase out. As of lately, I’ve been bracing myself to find a wave of olive green this fall that’s the perfect transitional summer-to-fall color.
  • Quiet Home Design

    Jon Peters
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Studio M The sirens at night from an emergency road down an alleyway nearby. The honking of the horns during traffic hours. The city buildings and skyscrapers echoing the cries of the living, breathing, machine that fuels our daily lives. An argument next door. A few doors slam. Another engine starts. Tires screech. A full days work. The clicking of heels against the pavement. The keys turn the lock of your home. The door opens and then closes. Alas… Silence. Sanctuary. A design concentrated around acoustics. Designs appealing to the senses leave a deep connection and an overwhelming…
  • SJP’s NYC Townhouse

    Jon Peters
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M I’ll admit that I’m a fan of HBO’s Sex and the City and after probably watching just about every episode of the series, it’s hard to not fall for Carrie Bradshaw. She had an awesome New York City apartment, cool job, and important friends. Juxtaposed with awkward dating experiences and a bit of drama, Sarah Jessica Parker became an A-list star for her portrayal of the Big City socialite.  In real life though, Sarah Jessica Parker is an equally as fabulous New York City socialite (and award-winning actress!) with an even better apartment. One of the most important things that…
  • Pastoral Perfection

    Jon Peters
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Studio M I first found out about interior designer Kathryn Ireland through the Bravo show Million Dollar Decorators.  The show followed fellow celebrity interior designers Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Mary McDonald and Jeffrey Allan Marks, while they invited cameras into their homes, latest projects, and personal lives.  One of my most favorite from the show was always Kathryn Ireland, because she was funny and didn’t seem to take herself over-seriously. Although I wouldn’t say that our ideal design aesthetics were always eye-to-eye, but her humble attitude and sense of humor made me really…
  • Home Tour: Jessica Waks

    Jon Peters
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Studio M As you may already know, I’m a major Pinterest fanatic. I can literally get lost for hours repining and gawking at everything from drink recipes, DIY ideas, inspirational quotes, and of course home décor! One of the main things that makes Pinterest so great and universally appealing is that things can often go viral pretty quickly, which means that trending styles are brought to the forefront of each user’s homepage. One series of photos in particular that I’ve been seeing a ton of people enjoy on the social sharing site is a beautifully decorated home full of vibrant color.
 
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  • Decorating For the Season With Arts and Crafts

    bmthour
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Treasury from: RSS Designs In Fiber Decorating For The Season With Arts and Crafts PROUD ROOSTER – Fiber Art Wall Hanging or Table Decor From: RSS Designs In Fiber $25.00 Forest Through The Trees From: Mysticsilks $350.00 Enchanted Forest From: The Creators Palette – Art by Melanie $200.00 Quilted journal book cover with flower applique From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $29.00 Aqua/Ivory Damask Linen Drape 50in X 108in From: Avec Dieu Couture $75.00 Rooster Original aceo painting From: Luvs2Paint $20.00 Wavy MultiColor Basket in Orange, Cream, Tan, Sage Green From:…
  • Different types of lighting for a home

    Interior Design Style
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    When choosing lights for the home it can be a daunting task as there are so many styles, shapes and colours to choose from. However this daunting task can be made easier for you through this simple guide by Meteor Electrical to provide you with a bit more knowledge about each type of light.”. An incandescent light is the most well-known bulb as it is commonly recognised as the standard light bulb. These lights typically burn up electricity so that the filament within the bulb can heat up so that the light can be produced. These lights are typically known to last for approximately…
  • Modern Metallics for Interior Design

    Interior Design Style
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Metallic accents in the home are one of the biggest interior design trends this season, and they can be used in many different ways. From adding a touch of glam to giving a classy style, you’ll find that metal can be added to any room design to make it much better. There are all kinds of ways you can do this as well, so there’s certainly no shortage of options. Here are just a few of the most popular ways to add metallic materials to your property: Mirror, mirror For many, adding a mirror with a metal frame to your room is one of the most obvious ways to incorporate a bit of metal.
  • Peaceful Treasury

    bmthour
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Treasury from: DSG Peaceful Bright Book Throw Pillow From: DSG $32.66 Arm Chair with Buttons in Linen French Yellow From: DSG $269.02 Dreaming Tree Red From: Art $37.99 Handwoven basket unique container golden Danish From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $24.00 Unique fiberart book journal cover textured yellow From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $33.00 Microsuede Pillow From: DSG $27.99 Ikea Eivor Cirkel Rug 2 From: Ikea $249.99 Upholstered Red Paisley Chair From: DSG $299.99 Extreme Close-up of Red Rose From: Art $19.99 Oval Gardening Basket, Wood From: DSG $33.68…
  • CAN WE EXPECT 3D PRINTED FURNITURE?

    Interior Design Style
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There’s so much talk of late about 3D printing, what with the first proper branded commercially available and affordable 3D printer recently being born. Many of the conversations concern whether or not the industry will be economically viable, what the moral implications are for potential of making obsolete countless manufacturing jobs, if and how it will impact the fields of science and art, and even what it will mean for crime­fighting that much of the public could now easily happen across 3D blueprints online for gun parts and other weaponry. The important question however, as we…
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  • GTA MLS® Infographic: September 16

    TheRedPin Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    If you cannot see this infographic on your current browser, please click here The post GTA MLS® Infographic: September 16 appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
  • TheRedPin turns 4!

    TheRedPin Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Past It’s hard to believe that 4 years ago, in 2010, TheRedPin started off with 4 friends who had an idea to improve the way people buy and sell homes that started in a basement. Three months into the launch of their site, they realized that the information they were providing, at the time, wasn’t sufficient enough on its own, and buyers and sellers needed professional support to help them along the way – and that’s when they decided to establish the company as a real estate brokerage. Things didn’t really take off till 2011, when the 4 co-founders immediately disrupted the real…
  • Exclusive: VP of Cornerstone Marketing Inc., talks about The Eglinton Condos

    TheRedPin Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Recently, we spoke to Mr. Shab Rajabzadeh, VP of Cornerstone Marketing Inc., and his partner Johsnon Cheng about their newest project, The Eglinton. Cornerstone Marketing Realty brings 30+ years of sales and marketing experience to the high rise condominium industry. They offer full service consulting to Toronto’s premier developers. Here’s what Shab Rajabzadeh had to say about The Eglinton Condos. When East and West connected to the North and South subway lines, back in the 1950’s, Yorkville was born. Toronto witnessed its first ‘mobility hub’ coming to life, and soon enough…
  • 10 factors to consider when finding the best place to live in Toronto

    TheRedPin Team
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Toronto is comprised of many distinct neighbourhoods that make the city a great place to live. From the family oriented High Park area to the glamorous enclave of Yorkville, there’s a hood for everyone. We’ve put together a list of 10 factors to focus on when finding your next home in Toronto. 1) Access to Public Transit Finding a home near a subway line or the TTC is ideal for anyone living in the city. Regardless of your preferred mode of transportation, living near public transit adds to the property value of your home, because convenience is a huge factor in determining where to live.
  • Featured Home: $3.4M in Casa Loma, Toronto

    TheRedPin Team
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Apt. 1501 – 155 St Clair Ave W Condo for sale in Casa Loma, Toronto Price Tag:$3,400,000 TRP Rebate: $12,750 Living in Casa Loma may feel like you’re living in a forest, or out of a fairy tale, making you forget you’re actually in a high energy, urban city. Known for its lush green and natural beauty, Casa Loma has made it on the list of Toronto’s ‘must-sees,’ for any out of towners. Homes in the area range from shiny new condo developments to charming, vintage houses that trace back to royalty, in the 1900’s. This neighbourhood remains one of the wealthiest,…
 
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  • Liquorish, recycled oak wine barrel stave shot glass sampler, 5 shot glasses by StilNovoDesign

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    79.99 USDLiquorish is a unique shot glass sampler, perfect to serve a selection of spirits/liquors in a very original presentation. Ideal for dinner parties, gatherings and tastings. Its stylish design will harmonize with any interior design, from classical to contemporary.Our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France. The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create. The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The red wine…
  • Lido, collapsible folding tray, display, recycled oak wine barrel staves by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    199.00 USDThis versatile piece allows you to use it as a portable folding tray, display, and to reinvent it in as many ways as you can imagine. It is light to transport and very easy to store away as its clever design allows to completely fold the legs in.Lido is entirely made with recycled oak staves from discarded French wine barrels. One side of each stave is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry chocolate’ finish, while the other side is finished with a warm golden oak color. The golden oak is customizable if a different color is…
  • Tags keychain little morsel of recycled oak wine barrel top with barrel metal identification tag by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    13.50 USDEach of our Tags keychain is a segment of a wine barrel.Every bit counts! In our effort to recycle our material to the very last scrap, we have created this fun key chain, using morsels of solid white oak from reclaimed French wine barrel tops and completing it with the identification tag also reclaimed from the used, discarded barrel. The tag's side is of a natural golden oak color, while the back is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrels. It’s complete of silver plated ball chain and key ring.PLEASE NOTE:The piece featured in the listing’s pictures is only…
  • READY TO SHIP Pinot Kio, recycled oak wine barrel stave mask, wall ornamental piece, one of a kind interior home decor by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    275.00 USDThis amazingly crafted ornamental piece of home décor has been skillfully created by joining together oak wine barrel staves, recycled from discarded French barrels and reinvented into this ingenious and quite exceptional one of a kind decorative piece.All of our creations are entirely made of recycled white oak from discarded French wine barrels.The natural curve of the barrel stave has been cleverly taken an advantage of in order to resemble the features of the well-recognized character Pinocchio, while the barrel’s bung has been used for the long nose and the bungholes for its…
  • Green Bits keychain, Alhambra, recycled reclaimed oak wine barrel stave, hand painted, one of a kind by StilNovoDesign

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    12.50 USDEvery bit counts…In our effort to recycle our material to the very last bit, we have created this fun key chain, using morsels of solid white oak from reclaimed wine barrel tops and staves.One side is ornamented with an exquisite hand painted motif, while the other is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrels.It’s complete of silver plated key chains with swivel connectors.All of our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed in every object…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Rekindle Your Love Affair With Tudor Homes

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

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

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

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    "Garage addition."Not exactly the sexiest words in residential Architecture.  But that doesn't mean this project shouldn't get the same design attention as a kitchen or bathroom remodeling.This lovely Muirfield Village home, built in 1981 on the sixth fairway of Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament course, needed a third garage bay that would blend seamlessly with the existing house.But the existing garage, on the right side in the photo above, didn't leave room to add another "side-loading" garage bay.Read More >    
  • Remodeling an Historic 1932 Colonial Revival Home

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The best home remodelings sometimes are the most subtle.  This 1932 Colonial Revival home in historic Olde Beechwold (Columbus, Ohio) needed updating, but didn't need a dramatic overhaul. The new owners moved from another home in the area, and already understood this home's potential.The classic lines and symmetry of the home remained untouched outside.Read More >    
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • The New Neutrals – Taupes, Golds and Natural Woods

    Veronika Miller
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Bye, bye boring! Neutral territory has never been more exciting. Beige, whites, grays, browns or other neutral colors can be brilliant additions to any room. And with well-chosen accessories, a neutral space can become a calm background for a colorful life. 1. Neutrals found in nature can help create a warm and comforting environment. Troy Lighting’s rustic Gulf Stream supports a soft linen shade hemmed with decorative whipstitches and small iron loops. Inside its shade, bamboo candle holders add a natural touch. The collection is available as a three-, four- and five-light pendant as well…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour California Road Trip

    Florence von Pelet
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Meet BlogTour California, or #BlogTourCali on Twitter, an amazing group of talented designers and bloggers from all over the world. Our team is excited to embark on a stellar road trip starting in Los Angeles to cover the WestEdge Design Fair, making our way up the beautiful California Coast and ending our adventure in San Francisco for a fabulous design tour in The City. Andrew Dunning is an award winning Interior Designer working to provide affordable stylish homes to his clients. After leaving the corporate world to follow his true passion of Design, he retrained and launched APD…
  • Design Bloggers: Join #KBISlovesKitchens and win a spot on BlogTour

    Veronika Miller
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Kitchen Design by Dalla Polvere Kitchens. We all love them. From luxurious and traditional to minimalist and modern, they’ve not only long occupied the central spot in our homes but also in all of our style seeking design hearts and minds. KBIS 2015 is a mere 4 months away and we want you to share your love for the kitchen with KBIS and Modenus on Instagram. What’s in it for you? We’re glad you asked. We’re giving away a spot on the all-expense-paid BlogTour Vegas from January 18 – 23, 2015. Here’s what you do: From September 3 – 19, 2014 post as many…
  • New This Week from KBIS – Hardware trends and new quartz designs

    Florence von Pelet
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is less than six months away and we are soaking in all the latest trends that are being submitted by brands that will be exhibiting come January 2015. Stay tuned for more from KBIS every Monday and be sure to register for the show starting September 2.  We are excited to see new collections emerge from BlogTourVegas veteran, Top Knobs. You may know Top Knobs as a leader in decorative kitchen cabinet hardware. They recently introduced their new Crystal Knobs available in the sought after Chareau Collection and describe the new design as “Clear…
  • One Stop Antiquing in England By Toma Clark Haines – The Antiques Diva & Co

    Veronika Miller
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    As owner of The Antiques Diva® & Co - Europe’s largest antiques sourcing and touring company – I’m often asked where the best places are to buy antiques.  I could go on for ages and pages about the flea markets in the south of France, the delights found in antique dealers homes in the Swedish countryside and the plethora of pieces available at the antique warehouses in Belgium.  But when a client tells me they are looking for one stop shopping – that they need to maximize their time and travel dollars to shop the most amount of inventory at the best prices in the shortest…
 
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Got Leather?

    Donald Wright
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    In my 20 years in the furniture industry and 14 years of service at Furnitureland South, I have gained a great appreciation for the natural beauty of leather. I’d like to share some tips with you that will help you select the best leather for the way you live. There is a leather for everyone and a leather for every household. When making a selection, you should strongly consider the way that you and your family engage with your furniture. Below I have listed the types of hides used in upholstery to get you started: Aniline: Leather in its rawest form. This leather is for the real leather…
  • The Fresh Look of Painted Furniture

    Chris Fox
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Yawn…For years, I have looked at my gorgeous but oh-so-traditional mahogany corner cupboard and wished that I could update its look with a painted interior, but I was afraid to do it myself.  As luck would have it, one of my designer clients recently mentioned Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, which she enthusiastically endorsed.  Once I found out that you don’t even have to prep the surface before painting, I was in! Before and After. I adore the new look! I’ve been thrilled to see the growing trend in recent years to paint traditional woods like mahogany or cherry, and the look is fabulous…
  • Dreaming of Italy… and the World’s Finest Linens

    Jessica Yelverton
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    I enjoy my job every day but you know how it goes . . . some days are full of desk work and the necessary background tasks that keep things running smoothly. So on the days I get to touch and feel beautiful linens, I remember all over again why I fell in love with this field. I love linens. Their aesthetic and tactile qualities are equally appealing. I love the silky feel of a high-quality sateen sheet. I love the whisper-thin drape of a cotton voile duvet. I love the immense and perfect detail of applique or cutwork on the cuff of a pillowcase. And I love the feeling I get when I imagine…
  • Calling All Designers

    Tim OBrien
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Why shop locally, when you can shop at the World’s Largest— 1.3-million square foot —furniture showroom in the Furniture Capital of the World? Treat us like we are in your backyard and let us be your “local” resource for home furnishings. Prior to your visit, we can offer great concierge service as well as suggest which of the three major area airports would be the best choice from your city of travel. Furnitureland South partners with various area hotels—whether you prefer a boutique style hotel, such as the historic J.H. Adams Inn in downtown High Point, or luxurious…
  • The Bridal Suite of Wedding ‘Whites’

    Kristin Grubb
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:05 am
    Wedding season is upon us! This beautiful time of year is the perfect setting for any wedding style—whether whimsical, sophisticated, glamorous, or relaxed. Similarly, from antique ivories to champagnes to petal pinks, the modern bride is no longer limited to the traditional pure white gown. The updated looks and color palettes of these distinctive bridal styles are also inspiring today’s most fashionable interiors. As both a newlywed and a Design Consultant at Furnitureland South, I have realized how furniture & fashion are married. Trends and style elements from the runway and the…
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    Stylizimo Blog

  • Varmende eleganse

    Nina Holst
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Jeg drømmer om å ha peis på kjøkkenet, men det må bli i et annet kjøkken enn der vi bor nå pga. skorsteinens plassering. Modellen Scan 1002 hadde da passet perfekt til hvordan jeg ser det hele for meg, og jeg tror jammen jeg hadde gått for hvit slik at det er flammene og atmosfæren som står i fokus. Er du ikke enig at den er lekker? Scan 1002 har til og med glasshåndtak som holder seg kaldt under fyring, noe som er helt unikt og gjør den ekstra stilren! Peisinnsatsen er 80 cm bred og tar store vedkubber. Hvem ville DU valgt? Hvit eller sort? Finn mer info om Scan 1002 på Scan…
  • A light and airy home

    Nina Holst
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    Let´s start this week with this light and airy home of Laura behind the blog Littlefew, who we are lucky to have her as a member on Stylizimo.com! Laura is sharing her wonderful home with us on the webportal, and these are some of her latest photos – so lovable! See more photos from Laura´s home on Stylizimo.com under her profile. There you will also find more info and links to follow her elsewhere if you want. Happy new week everyone! Love is the details… Images: Littlefew / Stylizimo.com
  • Get trendy with soft pink

    Nina Holst
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8   Today´s moodboard is in soft pink, grey and gold, as I think it´s a lovely and delicate combination of colors. The gold adds warmth and works as a nice contrast towards the grey, and the soft pink makes it a bit more cosy and personal. What do you think of this color combination? All the products are available in Stylizimo Shop. Links to all products above.    
  • New paintings – by Nina Holst

    Nina Holst
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Now you can find new paintings for sale on my gallery site byninaholst.com. The latest one is in light blue, grey and white, and comes in size 100x120cm. You can see a close up of it here. Another one that is quite new is this one in dark cold blue, bronze, grey and white. See a close up of it here. They both have more structure and details than you can see in the photos, but at least you have an idea. Let me know if you are interested in buying, or want to see more close up pictures. Send me an email to: nina(at)stylizimo(dot)com You can see more of my paintings on byninaholst.com Find sizes…
  • Superfront in Norway

    Nina Holst
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    Yesterday I went to Superfront´s press lunch in Oslo, as they now have opened up their very first showrom outside Sweden. I have been a fan of their products from the first time I saw it online, and I have to say that I´m more in love now that I have seen it in real life! For those of you who didn´t know; Superfront designs fronts, handles and legs that fit Ikea´s most common cabinet ranges like Bestå sideboards, Metod and Faktum kitchens and Pax wardrobes. They want you to give you the possibility to get a beautiful piece of furniture, with high quality at a reasonable price. They say…
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  • Beautiful Attic Apartment with Clever Design Features (Includes Floor Plans)

    HD Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    The key to great interior design when it comes to small spaces is being able to use the same space for more than one purpose. In this top floor apartment, located just outside of Warsaw, the designers at 081 Architects have been able to do just that. From a stylish dressing area tucked into the dining room to built-in custom wine storage, every square foot of the apartment is useful, organized, and beautiful. This overall view shows us most of the main living area, including the small dining nook, modern gray futon and narrow study area. With futons, you always have the danger of giving off a…
  • Luxurious Bathrooms with Stunning Design Details

    HD Staff
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    While we may not think of the bathroom as an important part of a home’s overall design, when you have a luxurious, perfectly appointed bathroom, people are going to notice…and you may not be able to get them to leave! The designs in this post come to use from interior designer Ahmed Mady and though each room is distinct, they all carry an essence of ultimate luxury. Go ahead, dip your toe in. Many bathtubs may leave the bather feeling exposed and less than relaxed. By giving the tub a room of its own, complete with elaborate archways and glimmering golden lights, its not just…
  • Small Open Plan Home Interiors

    HD Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    When a home measures just a couple hundred feet, adding in a lot of walls and room dividers can wreak havoc and make things feel even smaller. Luckily, the talented designers featured in this post are able to work with these small spaces and their open floor plans. The resulting apartments are still small, but they never feel closed off or cramped. The first apartment comes from designers Vjacheslav Zhugin and Olga Ursulenko. The apartment is just 25 square meters (269 square feet). The while walls, floors, and furnishings are immediately opening. The Scandinavian style includes a vintage…
  • 3 Breathtaking Apartment Interiors from the Kaeel Group

    HD Staff
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Each of the three apartments featured in this post have many things in common. The most obvious, perhaps, is that they each come to us from the design team at Kaeel Group, but they are also each fairly small and exceptionally beautiful. By choosing beautiful, sleek pieces to anchor each space, these designers have created modern, urban spaces that are not only stylish, but also entirely comfortable and livable. But don’t take our word for it. Read on and see for yourself. First is this gorgeous 92 square meter (990 square feet) home with an urban oasis on the terrace and plenty of modern…
  • Small Apartment Interior Design: Working With Just 40 Square Meter (431 Square Feet)

    HD Staff
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    This small apartment in Budapest comes in at just 40 square meters (431 square feet). Though that’s not a lot of space to work with, the designers at Suto Interior Architects were up to the challenge. With a few clever storage spaces and some beautiful focus pieces, they were able to turn this aging apartment into a stylish and modern bachelor flat. The small living room offers enough space for this minimalist sofa and chaise, but it’s the Flos Toio lamp in the corner that you can’t help but notice. The large painting from Hungarian contemporary artist, Zsuzsi Csiszér is also a…
 
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  • Basement Laundry Before and After

    Susan
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    We finally updated the basement laundry area, now dubbed “The Laundry Lounge!” We had to work around the ugly cement floor, drop ceiling and limited lighting. It just took a little paint, a new indoor/outdoor rug, and practical yet pretty accessories from HomeGoods! Without further adieu, here you go! As a bonus, I had room to sneak in a meditation corner! For more basement laundry ideas, visit my Pinterest Board! The post Basement Laundry Before and After appeared first on Your home, only better..
  • Three Ways to Use Large Wall Art

    Susan
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    When it comes to wall art, there’s no need to be demure or shy. Large wall art can be both exciting and intimate in your space. Here are three ways to use large pieces of art in your home to make a statement. 1. Scale for a large wall (ok, that one was obvious) There are some places that are just asking for it. While you can do a lovely gallery wall of smaller pieces (like I did here), sometimes a big pop of WOW is what is called for. photo credit: Furniture Clue photo credit: Southern Living photo credit: howaboutorange.blogspot.com 2. Create scale in unexpected places Just because you…
  • Creating a Meditation Corner in my Basement Laundry Room

    Susan
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I really wanted to create a corner of my home where no one would find me so I could squeeze in a little meditation time. When the time came to address the last frontier of the basement – the laundry lounge – I saw my opportunity.  I call it a ‘lounge’ because there are no walls separating it from the rest of the basement. However, there is a hidden corner to the right as you enter the laundry space. Like most people, stuff sort of floats around and ends up in the dark corners of the basement as spontaneous storage. Look familiar? Step One was decluttering. I got rid…
  • Easy Outdoor Entertaining Tips

    Susan
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Planning an outdoor entertaining event? No worries – keep it simple and have fun. A few simple planning tips will help your summer party be a smash! Seating Part of the fun (and challenge) of outdoor entertaining is figuring out the logistics of where everyone can sit and talk to each other. Creating multiple conversational groups can be formal, or a simple as a few chairs around a table. Set up a few groupings around the yard! Decor Of course, once you have your layout, you need to spruce it up! Mix and match pillows are always festive. And you can’t go wrong with flowers. Potted…
  • Set the Mood with Summer Night Lights

    Susan
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    As the long days of summer begin to fade, outdoor lights cast a warm glow and keep summer going as long as possible! Here are five easy outdoor lighting ideas that work together to create layers of light to keep any party going! Bonus: summer night lights are quite flattering! 1. Colorful Lanterns Chinese lanterns and flameless lanterns are a quick way to add color during the day and beautiful light at night! 2. Romantic Candles Candles make your complexion positively glow! Painting the inside of terracotta pots metallic give that glow an extra boost. Mixing candles and candleholders…
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  • DIY Craft: How to Make a Tree Trunk Planter

    Stella X
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Fall is the season to bring earthy and rustic decorations into your home. One great and simple idea to do this is to make your own wonderful fall planters like some Tree Trunk Planters following these easy DIY Craft instructions. DIY Craft: How to Make a Tree Trunk Planter DIY tree trunk planter Image via: Homedit DIY Craft: Tree Trunk Planter The first step to do is to gather some nice tree trunks or thick branches on a beautiful and stress-releasing fall walk. Make sure to have a 4 or 5 inch tree piece which should have at least 5 inches of height. After that, you will need a drill with a…
  • Tailgating Food: Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

    Anchal Bhatia
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    It’s that time of the year again when we get party snacks flowing for the football season. Like me, if you are always looking for some great tailgating food ideas, i have got you covered. This season, why not go extra miles from your munchies by taking advantage of one inexpensive ingredient. Yes, I am talking about popcorn, but with a sweet chocolaty twist. Let’s have a look at this chocolate popcorn recipe that will have your tailgating guests lined up around the stadium. Tailgating Food: Chocolate Popcorn Chocolate popcorn recipe Image via: Natural Sweet Recipes Total Time: 1 hour 45…
  • Easy Meals You Can Cook in Your Dorm Room Microwave

    Anchal Bhatia
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    When the college campus food seems to get you down, you may think ramen is your only savior. However, you would be surprised to know that there are tons of easy dorm room recipes that will not only keep you going all day long but will also leave you satisfied. All you need is a microwave and few ingredients. Here are some of our favorite dorm room recipes to get you started. Easy Meals You Can Cook in Your Dorm Room Microwave Easy and cheesy quesadillas Image via: Buzz Feed Baked potatoes A baked potato is a yummy addition to any meal. Plus it’s super easy too. Grab a potato and wash it.
  • Choosing the Perfect Winter Wedding Colors

    Joy M
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Do you love snow and want to incorporate it into your wedding? There’s no better time to do so than in winter. The rich colors of the season make it an excellent time for weddings. Wedding color palettes can be a difficult choice for many brides and the numerous choices available can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are many excellent options for winter wedding colors. They help set different moods and allow you to create the perfect winter wonderland. Winter wedding table ideas Image via: Pinterest Choosing the Perfect Winter Wedding Colors  Red and White Red and white is…
  • Fall Dessert: Cinnamon Pumpkin Rolls Recipe

    Stella X
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Pumpkin is part of Fall as the leaves that fall from the trees are. The uses of pumpkin in the kitchen are countless, but here is a great recipe to really enjoy this seasonal gift from nature. Make this Fall Dessert for any brunch, an afternoon treat or even a special occasion. Fall Dessert: Cinnamon Pumpkin Rolls Pumpkin cinnamon buns are a great treat for brunch or in the afternoon Image via: Livlifetoo Ingredients For the rolls: 1 package dry yeast or about 2 and ¼ teaspoons ¼ cup warm water (about 100 to 110­o) 2 ¾ cups of all purpose flour, divided Half cup pumpkin puree Half cup low…
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  • Deco Peacock Collection

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    If you are in love with the Gemstone Collection home decor, Featured Interiors also released their new Deco Peacock Collection in six gorgeous colors: Deco Peacock   Deco Peacock Boysenberry   Deco Peacock Southwest Peach   Deco Peacock Raspberry   Deco Peacock Noir   and Deco Peacock Ivory The designs are beautiful art deco inspired peacock feathers in a geometric pattern. Accessories available as prints, framed art, stretched canvas, soft throw pillows and duvet covers, shower curtains, and wall clocks. Visit Society6 to purchase and view all colors and products.
  • Gemstone Collection Home Decor

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    The colorful Gemstone Collection designs were based on a concept of large faceted crystal gemstones lined across a bed or sofa. Since crystals are not produced in 18″ x 18″ squares (and would not be very comfortable to rest upon), Featured Interiors released the artwork for throw pillows and other home decor products. Available in 14 bright gemstone colors including Sapphire, Ruby, Peridot, Amethyst, Black Diamond, Crystal, Fuchsia, Emerald, Indian Pink, Topaz, White Opal, Iridescent, and Ethiopian Opal. Visit Society6 to purchase & view each color and full products available.
  • Floral Neons Drapery Hardware

    admin
    3 Jan 2013 | 7:42 pm
      The Floral Collection of handcrafted drapery poles, finials, holdbacks and brackets by Byron & Byron is available in eight fantastic “Neons” painted finishes, introducing a pop of color and interest to any window and interior.  The bright colors are available in Yellow, Baby Pink, Turquoise, Raspberry, Red, Fuschia, Orange and Lime Green options.  Finials include Rose, Peony, Daisy and Posy designs with a wide variety of coordinating holdbacks and brackets. If floral finials are not your style and you want the look without replacing your current drapery hardware, all…
  • Marie Antoinette Mirror

    admin
    3 Oct 2012 | 1:03 pm
    Mirror, mirror, on the wall… YOU are the fairest of them all! Inspired by the grandeur and luxury of large-scaled pieces in the halls of Palace of Versailles, the Marie Antoinette Mirror by Boca do Lobo is just over 7 feet (tall) of hand-carved beauty. Whether it is looked at, or looked into, this Vamp-Stamped mirror is sure to add drama and interest to any space. Contact me or Boca do Lobo for more information.
  • Mademoiselle Armoire

    admin
    3 Oct 2012 | 11:58 am
    The Mademoiselle Armoire by KOKET was designed with a profound admiration and influence of the French decorative arts. The stunning butterfly motif on the front doors is reminiscent of Art Deco style, as its brass flourishes overlay a rich pink silk lining (COM is also available). The interior is just as impressive, with two adjustable shelves and eight drawers in antique mirror with crystal pulls. All pieces are made to order. Contact me or visit KOKET for more information.  
 
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  • Back To School

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

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

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

    Aaron
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:57 am
      Some things have a way of really hanging in there.  Take Macramé for example.  It’s been around since the 13th century.  Arab artisans were the first to begin knotting and weaving yarn into decorative items.  The practice moved throughout Europe and even sailors took it up.  Macramé was quite the rage during the Victorian era, as it was in the 1970’s.  Now it’s back in style and for good reason.  Look at all the things you can do—if you simply tie the knot.     So get a little creative.  Once again, something old has become something new.  And that means,…
  • Down Under

    Aaron
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:20 am
    Designing a basement?  Here are a few things to keep in mind.     HEAD ROOM Ceiling height is frequently an issue.  If that’s the case, keep the floor joists exposed.  This adds a nice architectural touch and it gives the illusion that the ceiling is higher than it actually is.  Keep the joists and the plane above the same color, otherwise it can have a reverse effect.   WALL TO WALL You have a lot of it in the basement.  Wall space may be at a premium  in the rest of the house but not down here.  There are few windows or doors to break up the vertical planes.  Take…
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    Faith Sheridan Interior Design

  • Story of the Traveling Custom Rug and Textile Passion

    Faith Sheridan
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    Favorite rug finds a new home Same rug in previous home Such a delight and fulfillment as a designer to please a passion like custom rug design. And so it is with this story which I’d like to share with you. The birth of this custom rug design actually started in an earlier home with my client. (no photos). I found a textile remnant, complex and interesting. From that starting point the design continued with custom wool and silk fiber colors and then a strike-off for approval. (Strike-offs are samples of a design idea created to help clients evaluate colors and layout before the actual…
  • Exciting, Exhilarating Kitchen Remodel Coming

    Faith Sheridan
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    So I finally pulled the trigger on my own kitchen remodel. And this is why I’m excited and exhilarated (and slightly exhausted too). I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and eagerly anticipating cooking for myself and friends. I love to entertain and cook and this design is for both of those reasons. For my small (under 75 square feet) kitchen, efficiency, organization and beauty are the guideposts. Along the way, the support of vendors has been amazing. My Kitchen Remodel Thank you to Jenn Air, Liebherr, Ann Sacks, DuVerre, Rohl, Caesarstone, Miele, Brizo ~ I’m…
  • What Inspires You? I Learn About My Clients

    Faith Sheridan
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    What inspires you? This is the question I ask my new clients. Most often they have an image in mind. Not surprisingly for females that is a favorite dress. And so this is how I started a recent project. The image told me a few important things to consider as I begin the design development for their home. In the image below I see a favorite color, some ‘bling’, fashion sense and style. Color, style, bling, fashion ~her dress says it all Another thing that inspires is wallcovering. I’m in heaven as today’s wallcoverings are a designer’s dream. This past week I…
  • Fashion Diva Adds Sexy Fabrics to Interior Design

    Faith Sheridan
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    Fashion diva Diane von Furstenberg blazed into the public eye in the mid-70’s with the wrap dress. The wrap dress was and remains a signature fashion statement. I know, I had one! The original wrap dress Her story and acclaim are documented across numerous magazines and I, in particular, like the interview with WWD. You can read it here. Her pattern sense and bold colors inspire her fashions and now the interior design industry can use this fashion diva in our projects. Kravet Fabrics joins forces with DVF and the collection is everything you would expect.  It doesn’t…
  • Outdoor Fabric Meets Indoor Sofa

    Faith Sheridan
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:46 am
    What a delightful surprise when your outdoor fabric is totally suited for indoor application. My client loves textiles (as I do) and needs to recover a custom sofa so she can relax with her grandchildren. These fabrics must be sophisticated, fit her style and color scheme and gracefully join others in the adjacent living room. These were fabrics that could withstand potential abuse. My client and I found just what suited her with a collection from Perennials Fabrics (http://perennialsfabrics.com). Here are two that are contenders for the breakfast room sofa seating.  My client and I share a…
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    Layla Grayce Backroom Blog

  • Newport Cottages Hilary Collection + $1000 Giveaway!

    Danielle
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    This week, we are excited to launch Newport Cottages’ Hilary furniture collection exclusively on Layla Grayce! With more than 10 new styles, including USA-made cribs, beds and dressers, this children’s furniture line showcases handcarved hardwood, cane detailing and lightly distressed finishes for heirloom-quality appeal. To celebrate the new Hilary collection, we are giving one customer a $1,000 Newport Cottages shopping spree on Layla Grayce! To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook Sign up for our newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!* Plus, when you click the link and…
  • Michael S. Smith for Mirror Image Home + Giveaway

    Danielle
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Meg H.! In collaboration with Mirror Image Home, we’re excited to be your exclusive online source for renowned designer Michael S. Smith’s mirror collection! One of the industry’s top talents, Michael S. Smith’s compelling style blends European classicism and American modernism. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce his signature wall mirror line  to our site. To top it off, we’re also offering one lucky winner a Michael S. Smith for Mirror Image Home mirror! Follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway!
  • Petunia Pickle Bottom Signature Collection + Giveaway

    Danielle
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Libby K. Iconic and sophisticated, Petunia Pickle Bottom’s new Signature diaper bag and accessory collection offers moms the perfect complement to any outfit or outing. To celebrate this launch, we’re offering one lucky winner a Signature Hideaway Hobo diaper bag! With a softly structured jacquard textile, vegan leather detailing, custom gunmetal hardware and hidden pockets, you’ll love this chic tote! Follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway! Then, scroll down to learn more about the Petunia Pickle Bottom…
  • Insider Faves: Bedding Items Under $300

    Danielle
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Each month, we choose Insider Faves – our staff’s hand-selected list of items from a particular product category – to share with you! To celebrate the start of a new school year, we asked our team to choose their favorite bedding items under $300! From pillow shams to duvet covers to sheet sets, this collection is perfect for creating a cozy bedroom retreat. Click here to shop all Insider Faves collections. TweetThe post Insider Faves: Bedding Items Under $300 appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
  • Celebrate with Kate Landers: Pink & Gray Bridal Shower

    Jody Cumming
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Styling and Photography: Kate Landers Working in the high-end stationery industry together, the bride Jessica and I often helped brides and their families design extraordinary invitations for their weddings and the surrounding festivities. Jess and I would dream of what we envisioned for our…
 
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    Gates Interior Design

  • 9 Basic Feng Shui Cures To Balance Energy In Your Home

    Amanda Gates
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    The goal with Feng Shui is to create balance and harmony within our homes, and just like a physician can’t prescribe the same remedies over and over, feng shui cures can vary based on the room and home. Not all rooms are treated equal. Some have irregular shapes, like an “L” shaped room, that would… Read more The post 9 Basic Feng Shui Cures To Balance Energy In Your Home appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Roger Goodell – A look at his numbers

    Amanda Gates
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Before last week I’d never heard the name Roger Goodell, but I’m also not a football fan. The now infamous NFL commissioner is being faced with many challenges for overlooking a very inordinate football league, to which he is the leader of. With so many athletes getting a slap on the wrist for grisly behavior,… Read more The post Roger Goodell – A look at his numbers appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 5 Different Uses For Your Yoga Mat, That Have Nothing To Do With Yoga!

    Amanda Gates
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:51 pm
    There are so many benefits to yoga. It’s a great form of working out, it clears the mind, and recharges the body. That yoga mat, though? Yeah. Let’s talk about that. If you want to get down to it, your yoga mat is essentially a sponge. Let that sink in for a minute…. you sweat… Read more The post 5 Different Uses For Your Yoga Mat, That Have Nothing To Do With Yoga! appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How To Become An Empty Nester Gracefully

    Amanda Gates
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Last month I talked about 9 ways for parents to transition their children and themselves back into the school routine. I also wrote about how to prepare for that first dorm room. But what if your little one is off to college this month and you’re suddenly an empty nester? This can be one of… Read more The post How To Become An Empty Nester Gracefully appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 5 Sensational Housewarming Gifts

    Amanda Gates
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Purchasing a home brings with it so many exciting emotions, and having a housewarming party is a great introduction to the celebration. As a host, a housewarming party is held to show off the new home and a gift is presented to celebrate the occasion. So what on earth do you give someone that just purchased… Read more The post 5 Sensational Housewarming Gifts appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • Psychological Staging™ Sweatshop

    Kristie Barnett
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    We’ve all been working hard getting ready for the Expert Psychological Stager™ training course.  By “all,” I mean me, Allison, Mr. Man, Lego Allen, and my daughters.  Mr. Man’s basement studio has turned into a sweatshop.  my youngest sweaty worker After countless requests from both Home Stagers and Realtors about the “right” paint colors for staging […]
  • Would You Paint Your Ceiling Black?

    Kristie Barnett
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    What would you consider painting black?  Perhaps surprisingly, black-painted windows draw your eye to the landscape beyond – more so than if the window were painted white. via Pinterest I’m working with a client whose trim throughout the house is currently dark expresso.  It’s really just too much dark color in a house with limited […]
  • Ottoman Makeover – Thinking Outside the Box

    Kristie Barnett
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    My client just downsized into a tony townhouse in Nashville and moved a good deal of the furnishings from her former, much larger home. This ottoman/coffee table was the perfect size for her living room in the previous home.  In the smaller space, it dominated the entire room (and not in a good way).  It […]
  • Make+Model Home Tour, A Mash-Up of Vintage Chic Style

    Kristie Barnett
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I recently sat down with Nashville’s Brandy Adams, to talk about her vintage decor business and personal style. Brandy lives in a 1972 home with a mock Tudor facade and a mid-century modern interior with neo-classical elements.  The mash-up of nostalgic architecture suits her just fine. Brandy launched her business a mere two years ago, and […]
  • A Daughter’s Dream Room & the Dyson DC59 Motorhead Vacuum

    Kristie Barnett
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    My little girl is growing up.  She wants a more mature bedroom, something different than the one she’s had for years.  The room you see here is it’s condition just prior to a magazine shoot at our house a few months back.  So please understand, it’s NEVER this clean.  Which is a problem, but I’ll […]
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  • We’re Getting There! Last Week of Construction for My Suite at RMHLI Project Design 2014!

    elilly
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! A flawless paint job transforms any project! That’s why I asked my GC, Vlad Tomasevic, and his team at TGC Contracting Corp. to take the helm of this important part of my room... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Details Emerging for Project Design 2014 of Ronald McDonald House of LI

    elilly
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I’m seeing essential design elements emerge from within the walls of my bedroom suite for families at the Ronald McDonald House of LI. We’re in the process of installing a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bathroom Renovation Underway for Project Design 2014 of Ronald McDonald House of LI

    elilly
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! My suite at the Ronald McDonald House of LI is coming to fruition! Every day there’s more and more progress. Right now we’re working on the renovation of the bathroom. Before and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Project Design 2014 Ronald McDonald House of Long Island: Construction Begins!

    elilly
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! We started the renovation of our bedroom suite for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and I couldn’t be more excited to see this transformation come to life! For the month of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Extra Sparkle: Top Picks for Ear Jackets

    elilly
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I always say that accessories are like jewelry for a room. I adore actual jewelry, too. It’s the easiest way to perk up any old outfit and show your mood. Ear jackets are the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    KitchAnn Style

  • Energy Star and Water Sense Sales Tax Holiday

    Ann Porter
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    There’s a  sales tax holiday this weekend for energy Efficient Appliances  and Water Sense Products September 19 – 21, 2014 starting at 12:01 a.m. Floridians will pay no sales tax on purchases of up to $1,500 of ENERGY STAR appliances and WaterSense products. However, a person is limited to a single purchase of each specific type of Energy Star or WaterSense product that has a sales price of $500 or more. There are no quantity limits for qualifying items with  a sales price less than $500.   Qualifying ENERGY STAR products: Air purifiers Ceiling fans Clothes washers…
  • AirRenew Gypsum Board

    Ann Porter
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    With all the talk about VOCs, tighter homes and the need for make up air, who isn’t concerned about indoor air quality (IAQ) these days? Many things in a home’s interior can off-gas — including new furniture, paint, carpeting and cabinets. New aldehydes can also be brought into the space through air fresheners, cleaning agents, clothing and other daily household items. Breathing in these chemicals on a regular basis may be dangerous to one’s health. CertainTeed offers a drywall that actually improves indoor air quality. AirRenew’s new technology takes VOCs out of the air and…
  • Cree Recalls LED Light Fixtures Due to Lens Breaking

    Ann Porter
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Cree Inc. is recalling about 10,000  CXB Series LED high-bay indoor light fixtures due o the possibility the glass lens will break and cause laceration hazard. The recall is for model numbers CXB-23L-40K-U-1-HC and CXB-23L-40K-U-1-JP. These lights are 16″ x 18″ x 7″ and are used mostly in commercial and retail settings. The affected products can be identified by the manufacturing lot number found underneath the UPC label on the rim of the fixture.  Only products with a manufacturing lot number starting with the following codes are included in this recall: AG45, AG48,…
  • Colormix 2015 Inspiration: Unrestrained

    Ann Porter
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    From bold, ethnic-inspired colors and designs to the Bohemian lifestyle, the Unrestrained palette celebrates a carefree spirit, wanderlust and pulsing color. The palette features saturated primary hues, including sunny yellow, lively turquoise and bright blue, as well as black and white. Each can be used on its own for a pop of color, or combined, to create a vibrant, energetic space. “South Africa’s colorful art scene and focus on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have strongly influenced a Carnival-like spirit. This spirit is inspiring design with a zest for life, and the…
  • Colormix 2015 Inspiration: Buoyant

    Ann Porter
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    The colors of Buoyant are reminiscent of vintage floral patterns – light and deep greens, violets and a pop of coral. In addition to renewed optimism, the palette is also inspired by the natural healing of botanicals, as well as the incorporation of green spaces into even the most densely urban environments. When you return home from your daily grind, you will be surrounded not by colors of a concrete jungle, but by colors found in a lush rainforest or tropical garden. “We’ve weathered the recession and are finally seeing hopeful signs of growth and expansion. Our revived good…
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    Six Different Ways

  • A Little Advice..

    Jackie
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Here’s some great advice from fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood that we could all use
  • 2014 Fall Bucket List

    Jackie
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    The first official day of Fall is in just 7 days, which means there are a ton of Fall activities to look forward to! I personally love the change of season especially the Fall, so I decided to create a bucket list to make sure I don’t miss out on any of the fun ! Here is my 2014 Fall bucket list. What are some of the things you hope to do this Fall? Share your comments below! 1. Make a Fall wreath 2. Drink hot apple cider 3. Carve a pumpkin 4. Roast s’mores over a firepit 5. Try a new pumpkin recipe 6. Watch a scary movie 7. Go on a picnic 8. Go apple picking 9. Decorate my porch…
  • Fall 2014 Color Trend Report!

    Jackie
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Want to know which colors are on trend for this fall? We turned to Pantone’s color report and have the answer. These are not the usual Fall colors you may have expected. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®  stated “This is a season of untypical colors—more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall.” Here are the 10 colors to keep an eye on for Fall 2014!
  • Not Just a Figment Of Your Imagination!

    Jackie
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    You may have come across these gorgeous landscapes, and believe it or not- these jaw-dropping places actually DO exist! They are not just a figment of your imagination, but they are definitely what fairytales are made of!   Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan  Eben Ice Cave, USA  Sea Of Stars, Maldives Black Forest, Germany Laguna Salada de Torrevieja, Spain White Sand Dunes, Yemen Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius Rolling Hills, Czech Republic Lake Baikal, Russia Ik-Kil Cenote, Mexico  
  • Fashion Inspired by.. a Bedroom!

    Jackie
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    It’s Fashion Week here in NYC and naturally all of our social media feeds are being flooded with fashion. One thing in particular really caught my eye- fashion designer Phillip Lim’s Spring 2015 Collection that was inspired by.. his bedroom! Apparently he has been renovating his apartment for almost a year which left him to camp out in the one room of his place that was still intact- his bedroom. All of the fabrics used in this collection are ones you might find in the most elegant boudoir. You can expect to see quilted and quilled fabrics reminiscent of mattress slips, bed-head…
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    refresheddesigns.

  • How to transition your home for autumn

    Kelly Anderson
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Well it's here! Autumn weather has arrived here in Ontario and though I must say summer vanished in the blink of an eye, this is my favourite time of year. The leaves will soon be changing, we'll go back to jeans, boots and comfy sweaters, and our green plants will come back inside to freshen our homes once again.So how to transition your home design for the Fall season? Here are a 5 easy ways to make your house comfy and healthy for autumn.1. Bring house plants and herbs in pots indoors. They'll bring life back inside and clean your air at the same time, making your rooms healthy and fresh.
  • natural bathroom renovation on a budget

    Kelly Anderson
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    When I was home in New Brunswick over the summer I worked on finishing and decorating my parents' bathroom, which they had renovated earlier in the year by replacing the tub with a new shower including a seat, and adding space at the back of the narrow room in order to eventually bring the washer and dryer up from the basement. For now, they will use the space for extra storage and organization.This was a project that needed to be done on a very limited budget. No new countertops or sink, no new cabinets, no new decor. Only a new floor was purchased, as the old tiles were busted up when the…
  • natural home: old schoolhouse apartment

    Kelly Anderson
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    This home, spotted on Architectural Digest, is so lovely it made me stop and be still for a moment.It has such lovely old brick bones, and living spaces that connect to the outdoors, which I think is so important for the soul. Inside, the painted white brick, multitude of sunlight, and lots of living green plants (check out that climber!) creates a peaceful home in which to relax and breathe deeply. The books and interesting objects displayed on built-in shelving throughout the home add a personal element that is interesting and makes the uncluttered space feel warm and inviting.All of this…
  • large windows: options for privacy and light

    Kelly Anderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Well I've finally returned from summer vacation at "home" on the East Coast of Canada, where I enjoyed much-loved time with family, friends and nature. I unplugged and really enjoyed taking time to be still and enjoy the outdoors. I hope your summer has been revitalizing for you as well!I visited a friend's home while there as she has a dilemma: how to cover her wall of windows so that there can be some privacy but still let in all of the light and be able to take in the beautiful view of the river that the home backs onto. The windows run almost floor to ceiling, and completely cover the…
  • best stylish basket storage inspiration

    Kelly Anderson
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Don't you just love baskets? I know I do. Natural, wire, vintage, structured, collapsible...I love them all. In my opinion there is no better solution for storage that also looks stylish. Here's proof.viaviaviaviaviaviaviavia
 
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Vibrant Dining Chairs !

    jaklina
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Check out this playful and inviting dining room with its bright pop of color against neutral colors throughout the room. Why not modernize your dining room with a pop of color with our Pori Arm Chairs? They come in cheerful & cozy Pistachio Green, Carnelian Red, Iron Gray, & Island Blue!
  • Modern Reading Nook (Get The Look!)

    jaklina
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    We all could use a little escape from our busy lives by curling up with a good book every once in a while. You’ll need 2 main things (besides the book of course) -good lighting and a comfy little corner. Of course, a trendy corner only makes it sweeter. Why not create a modern reading nook that’s functional and striking? Re-create the look above with these products. Happy reading!
  • 10 Fall Products To Cozy Up Your Home !

    jaklina
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    It’s already the middle of September. Where did the time go?! With that being said, brisk mornings are returning, pumpkin-spice is back in season, and layers of clothing are already being worn. It’s time to get your cozy on. Here are 10 snuggle-worthy Autumn buys to help you bring in the Fall. Ocelet Pendant Lamp Ginza Fireplace Sheepskin Rug Teak Wood Candle Holder Branches Wall Sticker Bornio Cocktail/Coffee Table Design Your Own Pillows Dorcia Coat Rack Nook Blanket Downlow Loveseat
  • 10% Off Sustainable Furniture Made In The USA!

    jaklina
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Don’t miss out- for a limited time only, we are offering 10% off all Copeland dining furniture! In sync with the preservation values that run deep in Vermont, Copeland Furniture uses sustainably harvested hardwoods from the Northern Forest to create their furniture. All of the lumber Copeland Furniture uses is within 500 miles of the company’s factory, significantly reducing their carbon footprint. Ultimately, it is Copeland Furniture’s organic connection to nature that has resulted in their ability to create outstanding pieces of furniture. Hurry in, this deal won’t last for long!
  • Dream Workspace!

    jaklina
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Especially in the space where many of us spend the majority of our day, taking the time to design a room that is both inspiring and motivating is key! It should be intriguing, make you happy and of course, match your taste. With so many options out there today, why settle for a mediocre office? Here are a few ideas that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Like what you see? Here are a few of our products that will help you recreate the look. 500 Collection Professional Work Desk 60″ Molded Plastic Armchair with Wood Legs V40 End Table Calligaris Mya Chair Wire Chair CH24…
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • The New Neutrals – Taupes, Golds and Natural Woods

    Veronika Miller
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Bye, bye boring! Neutral territory has never been more exciting. Beige, whites, grays, browns or other neutral colors can be brilliant additions to any room. And with well-chosen accessories, a neutral space can become a calm background for a colorful life. 1. Neutrals found in nature can help create a warm and comforting environment. Troy Lighting’s rustic Gulf Stream supports a soft linen shade hemmed with decorative whipstitches and small iron loops. Inside its shade, bamboo candle holders add a natural touch. The collection is available as a three-, four- and five-light pendant as well…
  • Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour California Road Trip

    Florence von Pelet
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Meet BlogTour California, or #BlogTourCali on Twitter, an amazing group of talented designers and bloggers from all over the world. Our team is excited to embark on a stellar road trip starting in Los Angeles to cover the WestEdge Design Fair, making our way up the beautiful California Coast and ending our adventure in San Francisco for a fabulous design tour in The City. Andrew Dunning is an award winning Interior Designer working to provide affordable stylish homes to his clients. After leaving the corporate world to follow his true passion of Design, he retrained and launched APD…
  • Design Bloggers: Join #KBISlovesKitchens and win a spot on BlogTour

    Veronika Miller
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Kitchen Design by Dalla Polvere Kitchens. We all love them. From luxurious and traditional to minimalist and modern, they’ve not only long occupied the central spot in our homes but also in all of our style seeking design hearts and minds. KBIS 2015 is a mere 4 months away and we want you to share your love for the kitchen with KBIS and Modenus on Instagram. What’s in it for you? We’re glad you asked. We’re giving away a spot on the all-expense-paid BlogTour Vegas from January 18 – 23, 2015. Here’s what you do: From September 3 – 19, 2014 post as many…
  • New This Week from KBIS – Hardware trends and new quartz designs

    Florence von Pelet
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is less than six months away and we are soaking in all the latest trends that are being submitted by brands that will be exhibiting come January 2015. Stay tuned for more from KBIS every Monday and be sure to register for the show starting September 2.  We are excited to see new collections emerge from BlogTourVegas veteran, Top Knobs. You may know Top Knobs as a leader in decorative kitchen cabinet hardware. They recently introduced their new Crystal Knobs available in the sought after Chareau Collection and describe the new design as “Clear…
  • One Stop Antiquing in England By Toma Clark Haines – The Antiques Diva & Co

    Veronika Miller
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    As owner of The Antiques Diva® & Co - Europe’s largest antiques sourcing and touring company – I’m often asked where the best places are to buy antiques.  I could go on for ages and pages about the flea markets in the south of France, the delights found in antique dealers homes in the Swedish countryside and the plethora of pieces available at the antique warehouses in Belgium.  But when a client tells me they are looking for one stop shopping – that they need to maximize their time and travel dollars to shop the most amount of inventory at the best prices in the shortest…
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    FROM THE RIGHT BANK

  • Lately (Things You May Not Have Known About Me + Some Randomness)

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    (Our yurt camp on White Lake.) Hi, friends, it’s been a while and that’s because the past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Here’s some of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. First, I was on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Mongolia. (Did that throw you for a loop?) I’m nothing if not complex. Ha! I’m most definitely a city person and I admit I’m partial to the finer things in life but I’ve also always had an Indiana Jones/Marco Polo/adventurer side that likes to explore remote corners of the world every now and then. I think…
  • Making Happiness Happen + $100 HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    So last week, I told you about HomeGoods’ Happiness Happens campaign. Today I want to tell you a little about how I took part. When HomeGoods provided me with a gift card and challenged me to make happiness happen for someone in the community, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to team up with a local organization called Project Live Proud (PLP). I first learned about PLP when I met its founder Nyota Brooks a couple of years ago. It is an interior design charity in Atlanta that acquires furniture and household items and installs interiors for families overcoming poverty…
  • Lately: Kitchen Updates, Living Room Tweaks & Some Wonderful Happenings

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi there friends, can you believe it’s August already? It feels like summer just started but then I say that with every passing season. It’s surely a sign of old age….. Anyway, here’s what’s been happening on the FTRB homefront. The long awaited kitchen island lights arrived and promptly got installed….. It was worth the wait. I feel like I’ve been documenting the whole saga minute by minute but I could not be happier about them. (By the way, do you see the teeny peek of the white cabinets? I’m happy about that too.) The faucet also got…
  • An Explanation/Some Exciting News

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    (Dining Room) Hi, there, I feel like this post has been a long time coming. You may have been wondering what the hell is going on around FTRB lately, why I haven’t shown you any of the projects I’ve been working on, if I fell off of the face of the earth, just got flaky or what. And I wouldn’t blame you. Without beating around the bush, here’s the deal. My house is being photographed by a magazine. I am over the moon about it but as I’m sure many of you know, this means not posting photos here (or anywhere) until it is published. I’ve been keeping quiet…
  • Happy Independence Day!

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy 4th of July!!! I hope you have a fun and safe weekend. I’m on my way to California to visit family and friends – so look for lots of palm trees, mouthwatering food and swimming pools in my Instagrams! See you when I get back! (Photo by Virgil Bunao via Domaine) © 2009-2014 FROM THE RIGHT BANK. All rights reserved. Republishing is strictly prohibited.
 
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • The Writing is On the Wall: Fresh Ways to Use Word Art

    Linnore Gonzales
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Using words as décor has become a very powerful way to create visual appeal. Word art comes to life as single words or chosen phrases are strategically placed across interior walls adding a sense of sophistication, setting a desired tone or contributing to an inviting atmosphere in a fresh and inexpensive way. From framed quotations to large-scale decals, let’s literally make a statement with your wall décor. Not sure where to start? Look to a favorite quote, preferred theme or chosen color palette. For example, consider this water-themed guest room. Striking blues and greens are…
  • A Worldly Home: Trends Found in Foreign Homes that Work in Yours

    Linnore Gonzales
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Who hasn’t dreamed of a home inspired by a happy collision of international styles? A worldly home is elegant, sophisticated and a tribute to your unique design preferences. There is not a formula for combining international trends. Simply choose which elements inspire you from the various cultures you admire. You may try French country furniture with Afghan carpets or a Swedish color palette with Italian tile. Ready to create your own round-the-world style? Find inspiration in some of our favorite countries and time periods. Classic English Georgian The English Georgian era was inspired by…
  • Granite Who? Introducing the New Countertops on the Block

    Linnore Gonzales
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tired of granite? So are a lot of people. While granite used to be the must-have material for countertops, homeowners are starting to think about materials that are more user-friendly, more interesting, and just different from every other house in the neighborhood. Your interior designer can help you determine the best option for your kitchen. Here are some of the burgeoning alternatives to granite. Quartz Quartz is a versatile countertop option that is available in many different colors. An extremely hard, heavy material, quartz is incredibly durable and scratch-resistant, and it’s also…
  • Bright New Lighting Ideas You Haven't Tried

    Linnore Gonzales
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Over the decades, lighting has evolved from a strictly functional form into a unique design component all its own – a statement piece that is radiant and artistic. Most recently, a larger focus has been placed on the fine quality of craftsmanship as lighting elements now strategically create a strong thematic focus that people are sure to take notice of. From minimalist styles to bold unusual fixtures, your chosen lighting will make or break your look. Let’s explore some bright new lighting ideas that will take your home from dreary to chic and pleasantly inviting. Embrace the Wall Sconce…
  • Decade Décor: 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, Trends that Still Work

    Linnore Gonzales
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Taking a look back at decades of décor can be fun, haunting and inspiring all at once. Let’s take a brief look at some of our favorite trends from the past and how they can still be used in inspiring ways today. The 1950s Taking a look at post World War II, many Americans had the money to buy homes, but they were all very conservative when it came to spending. This turned many homeowners into DIY-ers. As a whole, they were conscientious in obtaining the skills and tools necessary to carry out various household maintenance and improvement tasks. Because of this trend the use of knotty pine…
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    Lighting & Decor Blog | Lamps.com

  • Our 2013-2014 Scholarship Winner Announced!!

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

    Katie
    12 May 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The summer season is quickly approaching; are you ready for some outdoor activities and entertaining? Outdoor lights are a staple item in your home lighting repertoire. They are a great way to highlight the landscaping in your yard, as well
  • DIY Lampshade Challenge – WINNER!

    Holly La Porte
    9 May 2014 | 6:57 am
    THANK YOU to all of our participants in this year’s DIY Lampshade Challenge!  There were many innovative entries that inspired, but the winning shade was the gold monogram from Stone Gable! Congratulations, Yvonne!  And congrats to one of your lucky
  • DIY Lampshade Challenge

    Holly La Porte
    1 May 2014 | 6:15 am
    VOTE to enter for a chance to win a $50 www.lamps.com gift card! We selected 11 bloggers to don their creative hats and sent them a plain white drum shade from Lights Up! to decorate however they wanted.  Vote for your
  • Happy Earth Day!

    Holly La Porte
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
      We’re spreading the light on the links that inspired us for Earth Day this year.  Tell us, what inspires you to #spreadthelight this Earth Day?!? “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it
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    Minimal Desks - Simple workspaces, interior design

  • Photo

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
  • Exceedingly cool workspace of Callum Chapman. I like to have...

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Exceedingly cool workspace of Callum Chapman. I like to have lots of inspiration around me. I can’t pick my favourite piece in this room. The poster by Timba Smits (next to the MBP) is awesome, but I also love the vintage gas sign and the foosball table. Either way, it’s a bloody awesome place to work. And the view out of the window is of a 900 year old church and its gardens.
  • Pierre Babin, a lifestyle photographer and graphic designer...

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Pierre Babin, a lifestyle photographer and graphic designer based in Montreal submitted this desk he shot.Here is a submission of a really cool minimalist desk that i shot at my school called College Salette, in Montreal. I love the contrast between the white space and the colourful elements that makes the image pop!
  • Tony Thomas’ workspace.

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Tony Thomas’ workspace.
  • Catherine Jue’s workspace. I love contrasting textures,...

    13 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Catherine Jue’s workspace. I love contrasting textures, such as the outdoor scrubbing brush pen holder and the modern desk/minimal keyboard. Beautiful but useful pieces make working productive and enjoyable. (desk, chair, shelf, and small storage from IKEA)
 
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    Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal

  • Was There Really a Magic Flying Carpet or is it a Myth?

    J. Nazmiyal
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Flying Carpet – Myth or Reality Flying carpets have long been a device used in folklore to permit the protagonist (or antagonist) to achieve their mysterious devices as fast as possible. This legendary rug is an integral part of stories in the Eastern World, appearing in ancient Jewish texts, the Arabic One Thousand and One Nights, and most recently Read More... The post Was There Really a Magic Flying Carpet or is it a Myth? appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Nazmiyal Acquires Collection of Over 100 Vintage Moroccan Rugs

    J. Nazmiyal
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    The Largest Collection of Vintage Moroccan Rugs in the World As the renewed interest in mid-century modern design is in full swing, vintage Moroccan rugs, with their distinctly minimalist aesthetic, have become one of the most popular rug styles available today. These alluring compositions feature a distinct style, generally characterized by ivory fields and simple Read More... The post Nazmiyal Acquires Collection of Over 100 Vintage Moroccan Rugs appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • The Sublime Beauty of Mughal Carpets

    J. Nazmiyal
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Mughal Carpets: A Beautiful Indian Tradition North India! Ah, that fertile ground for ill-fated love stories! When the fourth Mughal emperor Shah Jehan built the Taj Mahal to house the tomb of his favorite empress Mumtaz Mahal, he probably didn’t imagine that it would still be standing five centuries after his death as the greatest Read More... The post The Sublime Beauty of Mughal Carpets appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • How Eastern Carpets are Depicted in Western Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum

    J. Nazmiyal
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Eastern Carpets in Western Paintings At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art NYC Nazmiyal Antique Rugs Education Series – The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a fine collection of carpets from the east and paintings of oriental rugs in its archives. To the students and researchers of the history of oriental carpets as well Read More... The post How Eastern Carpets are Depicted in Western Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Art Daily Features Nazmiyal

    J. Nazmiyal
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Nazmiyal Is Featured in Art Daily! A profile about the Nazmiyal Collection has been featured on Art Daily’s online magazine. This profile details the impact of technology on the art world in general, and on the Nazmiyal Collection’s commitment to evolving in this changing world. The profile also explores the rapid rate at which technology has Read More... The post Art Daily Features Nazmiyal appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • Top Beach, Nautical & Coastal Pumpkins for Fall & Halloween

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Over the years I have collected quite a few fabulous coastal, beach and nautical theme pumpkins, and I have just discovered a few new ideas too, shown in the first picture. So here's to a sea of awesome coastal pumpkins for the Fall season (and Halloween)! Make sure to follow the links to learn more about each idea. Some links we'll take you to posts from the past with even more coastal pumpkins
  • Nautical Dresser Makeover with Creative Handles & Rope Edging

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I love Furniture Makeovers, and they are particularly interesting when there is a before picture. The transformations always amaze me. This nautical dresser makeover is not only gorgeous but surprises with a creative handle solution. The finished nautical dresser after Pat of Relux Vintage did his magic with Paint Distressing, and other great coastal and nautical details. It all started with
  • Chic Modern Tropical Decor for a Harbor Island Home in the Bahamas

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    A modern sophisticated take on tropical decor style by designer Alessandra Branca. The tropical decor of this home, featured in Lonny Magazine makes me want to take the long journey to remote Harbor Island in the Bahamas. If this is how the island feels like then it must be a tropical paradise! Even though I have never had anything pink, I think the color is delicious, especially the way it is
  • Beach Collection Stick & Grass Weave Wreaths Square & Round

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is a wonderful twist on traditional wreaths, a beach collection weave! Except for the string, these square and round wreaths are entirely constructed from beach findings. Together with her daughter, Lisa of The Red Thread Blog collected all sorts of beach treasures from dried seaweed and plants to sea glass and shells. They created a variety of really neat things from these finds, such as
  • Charming Coastal -Interior Decorating with Shutters

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Wooden shutters are utterly charming (especially the vintage kind). No wonder they have become so popular as an interior decor choice, including for coastal style living. If you haven't considered decorating with shutters yet, then check out these great examples! Shutters help create a Faux Window, with an Old Window Frame turned into a mirror. Seen in a Malibu beach cottage (source unknown).
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    BLOG - DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

  • Make Your Kitchen Feel Larger Than Ever Before With This Simple Paint Trick

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    We all know that paint can be used to trick the eye.You can blend things together or visually separate them, simply by using a contrasting or matching color tone or value.When I want a space to seem taller or more open, one trick I use in a kitchen is to blend the backsplash and upper cabinetry altogether in a light color. If you have only the countertop or the base cabinets as the contrast, the space will have much more height if things aren’t visually chopped up. I’m currently working on a kitchen remodel with a cottage / country style where I’m doing that very trick.When we started,…
  • Why 'It's Unwise To Pay Too Much, But Worse To Pay Too Little'

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Image via HoustonChronicle.com Why lead into this post with a picture of my local newspaper's report on the firing of a road contractor?Because it proves a very valid point about every type of service and product purchase you make; more specifically, the purchases of services and goods from builders, remodelers, painters, plumbers, architects, and even interior designers.I’ve listened to a lot of people rave about the great prices they found for various goods and services related to the business I’m in, design/construction/furnishings. But, truth be told…Not all of those situations turn…
  • Before & After: A Tired Kitchen Is Awakened w/a Coffee House Ambience

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    BEFORE AFTER Today I’m going to share some cool before and afters of one of my projects. For me, these pics were a long time coming.I worked with these clients some years ago. I did some design work for their kitchen remodel to help get them to their goal of a more grayed down, more stylish, rustic / industrial yet still sophisticated look in their bungalow style home. We’ve also redone their master bath, but I’ll share that later. For now, let’s talk about the kitchen. BEFORE BEFORE This was a builder production home we were dealing with.It had a simple, white-ish tiled floor; orange…
  • How To Design Your Entire Room Around Your Prettiest Pillows (Yes, it CAN be done! ;-)

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Regarding your question about pillows......I don’t think I’ve ever designed a room of furnishings without them. As a matter of fact, I can sometimes design a room around just the pillows. I think it's a great way to soften a space, as well as add more expensive fabrics and pattern without going overboard.”That was my answer to a question a reader of my blog sent me about pillows and their importance to the design of a room. Custom pillows It’s not that pillows are really that important, it’s just that using them to introduce some color and pattern in small doses is really…
  • Dismiss Cookie Cutter Design Forever With Fully Customized Pieces

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Custom anything is hot right now.At this summer's Las Vegas Market, I attended a seminar where Thom Filicia, Michelle Nussbaumer, and Timothy Corrigan discussed trends in interior decor and design after viewing showrooms at market. The topic they kept returning to, again and again, was: Customization.Anyone can get anything they want nowadays. If you want it, it’s on the web. Simply drop an image into the Google Images search engine and all the links you need to shop for your products will appear, instantly.More and more often, I’m finding that homeowners don’t want something that…
 
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  • Teasing Delhi Monsoons and My Clicks

    Priti
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    Rain Rain Don’t Go Away I think this is the most apt topic for my post. While every other city has observed rain almost every day, the weather in Delhi was dry and sunny all throughout the season. Yeah, literally, I can count the days of rainfall on my fingertips. :-/ But with the beginning of September, finally God realized that “Oh! It’s monsoon in Delhi too”! And finally, since two weeks the weather has been awesome and I enjoyed it to the fullest!!! Yeah, I slept through all of it (I mean most of the time). :D  Thanks for the mercy lord and recharging Delhi! And…
  • Found Some Usual and Unusual Trees

    Priti
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    Seen These Before?As promised in my last post, here I am with continued pictures of some usual and unusual trees and plants I came across while was on my way to my home town. As per the information provided to me by the nursery owner, I found some of these trees very interesting and was so amazed to know about them.You must be thinking, what’s there to be amazed about it right (!) read yourself and do share your thoughts in the comment box below. I bet you too will find these plants interesting!So lets get started with the post. The image that you are seeing right below is called…
  • Flowers Blooming All Around

    Priti
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    Clicks I Would Love to ShareHeya everyone! A very lovely day to you all. I know it’s been a while chatting with you, but while I was away I clicked some beautiful pictures of the blooming flowers around me. Recently, I was travelling to my home town and after a stressful journey, me and my family wanted to take some break and we stopped at a nearby Dhaba for lunch…yeah it was yummy.. What I liked the most about that place is the nursery right next to the Dhaba. Ah…am a true lover of nature! If I ever visit your home and you have a lovely garden, suppose I go missing (!),…
  • Round Up Post – November 2013

    Priti
    29 Mar 2014 | 12:37 am
    Monthly Round up November 2013And am back with my monthly round-up post for November 2013. If you haven’t read all these interesting topics which I had shared earlier, here’s a post to sum it up. Just click on the links provided right below the images which says “Quick link”.As you scroll down you’ll find some of the interesting topics which will help you to do your home yourself. Starting with this “paint with out mess” post, which is quite an interesting and valuable topic we must know more about. Go on and explore more….First Timers –…
  • Dressing Your Home with Sarees

    Priti
    12 Mar 2014 | 3:01 am
    Draping Your Home with an Indian SareeSounds fun, right? Hello all you lovely readers out there…welcome back. It’s been so long chatting with you. So sorry for coming back here so late. Well, am here today with a very bright and happening idea of decorating your home with some lovely sarees you own. Should I say that today’s post completely belongs to ladies reading this! Recommended post for you: Things To Try with Leftover Pieces of ClothNo matter we have an overflowing wardrobe with clothes, still we have nothing to wear aha…am sure same is the case with you too. I…
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  • Transforming to an Eco-Home: Energy-Efficient Windows

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

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

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

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

    Editor
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you’re considering modernising your bathroom, there are several factors to be aware of before you hotfoot it to your local DIY store armed with a credit card and an unquenchable thirst for tiles and towels. Transform Your Bathroom While it’s an exciting decision to redecorate a tired looking bathroom, the journey from shabby to chic involves a raft of less than exhilarating choices before you’re relaxing in your Art Deco bathtub or washing away your troubles in your new power shower. The overhaul of a bathroom can be laborious, expensive and overwhelming, which is why you should…
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  • Top 5 Instagrammers You Should Follow …

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    To be a badass, fearlessly authentic online entrepreneur, it takes work.  Hard work. And balls.  It takes balls to be a woman.  It takes balls to be a blogger.   It takes big balls to stand out in a crowded … Read More!
  • Top 10 travel tips that won’t make you want to punch people

    Lynne Knowlton
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Why share these travel tips ‘n tricks?  I just love you like that. I don’t want to see you throat punching strangers when you catch the crazy train in your travels. I know you want to travel, but you kinda … Read More!
  • Green with Envy – Avocado tips and tricks

    Lynne Knowlton
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
      AVOCAADOOS for life. Tis an avo life for meee.     Tips and tricks on how to become an Avocado GURU Hi, I’m Tristan, Lynne Knowlton’s favourite daughter.  I work for her behind the scenes on her blog to give her … Read More!
  • Where in the WORLD are you?

    Lynne Knowlton
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
      Wooohoooo !! Hello summer and hello July !! It’s a time for holidays and drinking liquid fermented grapes. Don’t forget to be awesome. Don’t sip too much out-ta the crazy straw tonight.  You’ll be moving slower than jello tomorrow … Read More!
 
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  • richard rabel: a 1930s Dallas home renovation (before and after)

    themodernsybarite
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The independent town of Highland Park sits inside the Dallas city limits and is an upscale neighborhood known for its lovely mansions and manicured lawns (plus it’s 30 miles/hour speed limit that can drive you crazy!). It’s also the home … Continue reading →This post richard rabel: a 1930s Dallas home renovation (before and after) first appeared on
  • to the trade – an interior design photo app

    themodernsybarite
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    In June I was in Dallas putting the final touches on a residential project – you know, that point in the process when things start to get a just bit exasperating.  The client was next to me rightly expecting to … Continue reading →This post to the trade – an interior design photo app first appeared on
  • a chic contemporary wood bench

    themodernsybarite
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of my favorite new pieces of modern furniture is a cool contemporary wood bench I just discovered.  Infinitely more versatile than a sofa or chair, I can’t even think of a room where a bench wouldn’t be a welcome … Continue reading →This post a chic contemporary wood bench first appeared on
  • 7 bedroom design tips to note

    themodernsybarite
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    7 bedroom design tips to note is part of a series of helpful decorating tricks and design tips that I’ve collected from various sources – including House Beautiful magazine – and organized them into themes.  I’ve published tips for the kitchen … Continue reading →This post 7 bedroom design tips to note first appeared on
  • bookshelf lamps to brighten a space

    themodernsybarite
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Bookshelf lamps are not something that comes to mind when people think of home essentials, but I beg to differ.  Several of my clients are fortunate enough to have rooms dedicated to nothing more than books and reading, and that’s … Continue reading →This post bookshelf lamps to brighten a space first appeared on
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  • Radiant Inflatable Baby | Keith Haring | Pop Shop, New York City | 1985

    6 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Keith Haring was born May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania and was raised in nearby Kutztown.  He graduated from high school in 1976 and subsequently began his studies in commercial art at the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Deciding that he did not want to be a commercial graphic artist, he dropped out after two semesters.  In 1978, Haring moved to New York City where he became a subway artist and began his emergence into fame.  Haring’s first New York solo exhibition was held in 1981.  In 1982, he made his SoHo gallery debut at the…
  • XXIII Compasso d’Oro 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Return to award index XXIII Compasso d’Oro (2014) Anders Byriel (Chairman), CEO of Kvadrat (Denmark) Vivian Cheng, designer, Director of the Design Center (Hong Kong) Stefan Diez, designer (Germany) Giorgio De Ferrari, designer (Italy) Mario Gagnon, designer, Alto Studio (Canada) Defne Koz, designer (Turkey) Paolo Lomazzi, designer (Italy) Laura Traldi, journalist (Italy) Premi Compasso d’Oro 1199 Panigale motorcycle, Ducati Design Center - Gianandrea Fabbro, Ducati Motor Holding Bellevue table and board for ice cream, Marc Sadler, IFI Bitta nautical bollard lamp, Enzo Berti, Torremato -…
  • 8800 and 7800 bed tray | Olaf von Bohr | Beylerian, United States of America | 1970

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    Many of the plastic items by Kartell, Italy were manufactured domestically in the United States by Beylerian Limited.  Here is one such item in its original box, the bed tray by Olaf von Bohr.  This one is model 7800 in white in the original Beylerian box with Beylerian imprint.  This post updates my original post about the 8800 and 7800 bed tray. The box refers to the object as a “bed & lap tray” suitable for breakfast in bed, a lap desk, a lap tray, and outdoor entertaining.  The back side of the box has pictures of the tray serving each of these functions.
  • orange onion chopper

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Here is an orange onion chopper.  Will chop coarse or fine.  This handy kitchen accessory dates from the late 1970s.  These typically sell on eBay for less than $10 and are relatively common.
  • blue plastic desk organizer

    10 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Here is a blue plastic desk organizer.  There are 6 recessed cups for storage.  It is especially interesting because of its similarity to the Dedalino (pencil holder) Dedalotto (vase) Dedalo (umbrella stand) trio of designs by Emma Gismondi Schweinberger for Artemide. Above:  blue plastic desk organizer.  Below:  Dedalino by Emma Gismondi Schweinberger for Artemide. eBay item 231298632776 ended August 6, 2014 at 12:34:19 PDT (United Kingdom).  One bidder placed 1 bid for the desk organizer, which sold for £5.99 ($10.09).   
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • Bye Bye Blackboards, Go Glassboards!

    Phyllis
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most of us grew up in classrooms with black chalkboards but have you heard of the latest and greatest replacement?  Drumroll please……. Introducing Glassboards! This is an out of the box, innovative alternative that is less messy and a much sleeker option.  Glassboards offer a very sleek and polished look.  We found these incredible Glassboard Floats By Clarus. We love the black glassboards that use a white marker to draw out ideas.  The black really pops off the neutral stone tile walls! Black Clarus Glassboards The image below showcases a white glass board  - which is…
  • New Collections By Joseph Noble

    Phyllis
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Joseph Noble has a few new collections that we would like to share with you!  The first is the glamorous Indochine collection!  This collection offers intricate iridescent patterns to wow and excite!  Add some glam to your space! INDOCHINE Collection We are also completely in love with the Scout collection!  The vinyls in this collection are highly durable and come in a wide variety of gorgeous colorways!  They also offer a few metallic finishes too! SCOUT Collection They also have the Smart collection which is another collection of vinyls that is available in 14 different colorways.
  • Spotlight on Gregg Lipton Furniture

    Phyllis
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we are featuring the incredible work of Gregg Lipton Furniture.  We have curated a few of our favorite pieces from his collection to share with you! The Custom Keystone Cabinet below is a work of art!  Crafted from tiger maple, ebony and etched glass, this piece really pops!  The angles are unique and striking! Gregg Lipton Furniture Custom Keystone Cabinet We also are in love with these Tusk Chairs!  This beautiful transitional style chair will work well in a traditional home as well as a contemporary design.  The lines, details and style make it very versatile.  The nailhead…
  • Lightwave Laser – Laser Cut Designs!

    Phyllis
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    As Designers, we are generally the first to hear about innovative new products.  Recently we stumbled across this incredible company called Lightwave Laser.  They create incredible laser cut designs in wood that can be used for a multitude of decorative applications such as room dividers, window screens, ceiling details and skylight screening and so much more!  Today we want to focus on their work in back-lit laser cut designs and are excited to share a few of our faves with you. First up, this gorgeous blue back-lit laser cut rose design.  Installed as a work of art above the bed, it is…
  • Caught Up In A Weave

    Phyllis
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Reminiscent of a boating knot, the Satelight Weaver is a fresh new cutting edge pendant.  It is available in 3 different sizes and can be specified in red, black, beige or coral. Satelight Weaver Pendant This pendant is hand woven with nylon rope, giving it an artisan flair with a unique pattern and texture. Satelight Weaver Pendant in Black and Red The macramé artisans spend hours creating each pendant’s unique form. Satelight Weaver Pendant in Red We love how this pendant can create really cool and interesting shadows on surrounding walls!  Tell us what you think of this fun…
 
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  • Excellence

    Courtney Price
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Excellence is never an accident... Related posts: No related posts.
  • The London Hotel, NYC

    Courtney Price
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Business travelers, next time you are headed to NYC, consider this hotel: Related posts: Fashion Designer Hotel Suites The Carlyle Hotel and its Famous Bemelmans Bar Hotel Silver
  • French Furniture: Three Desks, Three Styles and a Decorative Arts Glossary

    Courtney Price
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Do you know your French desks? If you were to go shopping for an antique desk could you hold your own on which style is which? If the answer is no, no worries… we are going to look at three desks from three consecutive periods of French decorative arts history… see what differentiates them by placing them into a bigger perspective of time. Related posts: Console Yourself – Console Tables In Interior Design Campaign Furniture A Virtual Stroll Through the Getty Museum
  • Rhinelander Mansion, Home of Ralph Lauren NYC Men’s Flagship Store

    Courtney Price
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The story behind the beautiful Ralph Lauren Men's Flagship store in NYC... Related posts: Ralph Lauren’s Women’s and Home Flagship Store Ralph Lauren Point Dume Collection Ralph Lauren new “One Fifth” Collection
  • Lumo Body Lift – Health Gadget

    Courtney Price
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    this new gadget/app delivers health benefits of good posture - check it out on today's #girlTECH post cc @lumobodytech #health Related posts: Music Lovers and Conference Calling Business Travelers, Here is a Gadget for You: NOMAD- Convenient Charging on the Go ZOMM Wireless Leash
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  • How to Build a Log House

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    The important steps on how to build a log house will give you an overview of the things that you need to consider when building a log house. The steps will also help you in giving a second thought on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Decorate a Kitchen

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    There are a number of steps that can be followed on how to decorate a kitchen. In the busy life that we lead sometimes it can almost become impossible to remain organized and this goes especially for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Amazing Lighting Trends for Every Season

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    When you take up lighting, the designs and sources available for you to choose from is endless. In fact the lighting trends keep changing with every season. To stack them up in your home décor is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Trendy Home Office Makeovers on a Budget

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Are you the kind of person who runs office in the same place as your residence? As the age old saying goes “Don’t mix personal stuff with professional life”. The same thing holds good here as well.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Amazing Ways to Upgrade Your Deck

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    8 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Planning a deck update and seeing that it is done in a proper way is not an easy task as it seems to be. The main purpose of updating a deck is to give it a new and refreshing look when it looks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 10 Ideas To Give Your Entryway Eye-Catching Appeal

    Melina Divani
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    The entryway to your home is your chance to make a lasting first impression. Regardless of how you use it, your entryway should reflect the everyday life of all the people who live in your home. Whether it is contemporary, transitional, eclectic, traditional, art deco, or whatever suits your needs, the entryway is the gateway to set the mood and overall energy of your home. The key is styling your entryway well. Because the foyer is what visitors to your home will see first, make certain the furniture, paint color, and other décor that you select, send the right message. Here are 10 ways to…
  • Edgy Luxury Apartment In Berlin

    Melina Divani
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:59 pm
    This edgy luxury apartment situated in the heart of Berlin, spotted on SUITE.030, is available for sale for 648 €/Day. The spacious living room and three bedrooms are equipped with statement furniture pieces and signature interior design. The combination of black and wood really works well in interiors. By bringing in warm wood tones of any shade or sort, you balance all that black out. You prevent it from becoming too dark and cold, too monotone.  The post Edgy Luxury Apartment In Berlin appeared first on Decoholic.
  • Scandinavian Style Interior In Russia

    Melina Divani
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Two-bedroom apartment by int2, with high ceilings in the center of St. Petersburg, Russia, is located in the late 19th century’s building. The main wish of owners could get a bright space with preservation of 4 separate rooms: a bedroom, nursery, living room and kitchen. The house is characterized by the simplicity of the interior and Scandinavian style. High ceilings, white walls and floors, large windows and tall doors make this apartment is visually more spacious, and geometric patterns, bright accessories and colorful decor elements give it a freshen.  The post Scandinavian Style…
  • 27 Tadelakt Bathroom Design Ideas

    Melina Divani
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Tadelakt is becoming increasingly popular around the world. Experts who watch home trends believe that Tadelakt will become the latest development for bathroom design and probably living rooms as well. It’s no surprise due to the many properties Tadelakt holds. For example, it is a natural and ecological product that produces a luxurious and decorative wall finish. Moreover, its waterproof seamless and rather mildly marbled appearance makes it ideal for bathrooms. Tadelakt is formed from lime distinct to the Marrakech constituency of Morocco. The word Tadelakt means “to stroke.” This…
  • 10 Super Ways To Add Storage To Your Kitchen

    Melina Divani
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    Not everyone has the additional storage space when it comes to their kitchen. Sometimes things need to be shuffled around. It’s about repurposing old unused items and creating a new system from the old one. That may seem a bit tricky, but it’s all about being creative to prevent the clutter that can make a kitchen look unsafe and unsanitary. There are a number of DIY projects that can be used if the budget is tight, or you can use professionally installed storage ideas if money is no object. Overall, it’s about being creative, imaginative, and enhancing efficiency. Here are 10 super…
 
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  • Transforming to an Eco-Home: Energy-Efficient Windows

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

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

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

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

    Editor
    11 Feb 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you’re considering modernising your bathroom, there are several factors to be aware of before you hotfoot it to your local DIY store armed with a credit card and an unquenchable thirst for tiles and towels. Transform Your Bathroom While it’s an exciting decision to redecorate a tired looking bathroom, the journey from shabby to chic involves a raft of less than exhilarating choices before you’re relaxing in your Art Deco bathtub or washing away your troubles in your new power shower. The overhaul of a bathroom can be laborious, expensive and overwhelming, which is why you should…
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  • 100 Design countdown: TOP handmade design furniture exhibitors

    BRABBU
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Not long to the next edition of 100% Design ( from 17th to 20th September 2014) get start..less than 24 hours, to the biggest and longest running contemporary design event in the UK get on wheels! Once again, BRABBU is proud of being part of this London’s stage, at Earls Court Exhibition. With us in stand L1, will be DelightFULL Unique Lamps, featuring a lighting collection that suits ideally in contract hospitality projects with its modern brass sconces, and Boca do Lobo, that will set a luxury bedroom furniture. On BRABBU behalf, you’re about to see a handmade design…
  • BRABBU highlights at Maison Objet Paris 2014

    BRABBU
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
    And all comes to an end here at Maison et Objet, Parc des Expositions Nord Villepinte Paris. While BRABBU team and our partner brands, Delightfull and Boca do Lobo, are disassemble HALL 5B-Stand M16, we won’t leave this design agenda without share with you the best moments that BRABBU went through, since in our own stand as in the Business Lounge, and of course at Nelly Rodi magnific “Sharing” exhibition! *HALL 5B-Stand M16, shared with Boca do Lobo and Delightfull Partner brands pieces: - BOCA DO LOBO’s PALACE display, coolors collection -DELIGHTFULL’s DUKE…
  • Flash NEWS: Fresh Art collection to exhibit at Maison Objet 2014

    BRABBU
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Today, is the first day of a design agenda journey at Maison et Objet 2014 Paris for BRABBU and its partner brands Boca do Lobo and Delightfull at HALL 5B-Stand M16. Throughout 5 days, (5th to 9th September), Parc des Expositions de Nord Villepinte is the place to be at, where home fashion design, decoration, interior design, home trends and inspirations are gathered to provide an unique design experience. Among those inspirational collections, there is one reference that stands. Art Collection. This collection, with 1 year, made an appearance at IMM Cologne 2014, making a strong statement…
  • Maison et Objet 2014 Trend: Nelly Rodi, Inspiration of 2015!

    BRABBU
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    The clock stills ticking…and now, 2 days remaining for another BRABBU design agenda at Maison&Objet ! Year after year, there are a few characteristics that last in each Maison et Objet edition, and in this September edition, scheduled in Paris from 5th to 9th, is time to let you know what is Maison & Objet 2014 trend to see, or if you want…2015 Inspirations. Delightfull and Nelly Rodi at Maison et Objet 2014 January. To view the video, click here More than exhibit mid-century modern furniture design in Maison et Objet September 2014, in Hall 7, visitors will have an…
  • 100 design london 2014: BRABBU exhibits top living room ideas

    BRABBU
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    September is almost here….what means, Summer is coming to an end! But don’t worry, because BRABBU and Design are arriving to London and with it modern furniture pieces , where for 4 days (17th to 20th September) will become the capital of Design, to host 100% Design London 2014. BRABBU will share stand L1 with our partner brand, Delightfull Unique Lamps. (see our 2013 exhibition here ). This design agenda event, will happen one week after Maison et Objet 2014 Paris. So, plenty of design to see! 100 % Design London is the UK’s leading contemporary design agenda…
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  • What Does Warm Decor Mean to You?

    Reyna.R
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    With invigorating cool weather coming to our part of the world, we’re thinking about feathering our nests, making our homes comfortable for the fall and winter months. While exploring online room images for inspiration, we are often thinking of the descriptive phrase “warm and cozy.” Today, we we excited to share interior spaces that give us decorating ideas to make our homes comfortable and filled with visual warmth. What does warm decor meant to you? This big city apartment entryway is warm in color with rug, furniture and decorative accessory choices that welcome guests…
  • Accent Seating: Pretty Poufs for Every Room

    Reyna.R
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    No longer reserved for Bohemian style rooms, the pouf or soft-sided ottoman fits beautifully into many decor styles from contemporary to industrial. In recent years, this ultra portable accent seating in the form of versatile poufs caught the attention of many when Moroccan style burst to the forefront of interior design and decorating trends. In last week’s post, we shared eight rooms that used poufs to great advantage. Today, poufs are our topic again. Here’s a sampling of poufs from our Accent Seating Collection at Arcadian Home:   This irresistible round pouf is made in…
  • Decorating with Poufs

    Reyna.R
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    In need of extra accent seating? Consider the versatile pouf. In a myriad of styles, sizes, shapes and materials, poufs can fit into just about any style room. From casual and colorful  to chic and elegant, these eye-catching very movable seats look beautiful no matter where they reside. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite rooms that feature poufs in all sorts of interesting ways. Please enjoy! If Bohemian chic is your style, poufs of all sorts can bring color, pattern and texture into your rooms. Poufs are a natural fit for this “no holds barred” eclectic look.
  • Kitchen Trends: Open Shelving is Here to Stay

    Reyna.R
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Open shelves are becoming more and more visible in kitchen design. And no wonder, they’re practical and efficient and look great in any style, from farmhouse to contemporary. Today, we’re sharing different ways to bring beauty and functionality to your kitchen open shelving. With lots of vintage charm, the kitchen of a contemporary coastal cottage home shows us just how beautiful and functional open shelves can be. You’ll notice the effectiveness of under cabinet, or in this case, under shelf lighting. Open shelving is a brilliant design choice in this jaw-dropping…
  • New Arrivals: Colorful Home Decor Accessories

    Reyna.R
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Color. Color. Color. It seems we can’t get enough color into our lives this summer. Sure, all white interiors and sedate neutral spaces are timeless and so serene, but right now many of us are obsessed with color, from sherbet shades to brilliant brights and bold hues. As a result of this craving for color, when browsing Arcadian Home’s new arrivals the decorative objects below were among those that immediately grabbed our attention. Pristine white on the outside, these iron candle holders are pure stunning color on the inside. Wouldn’t they be gorgeous in a contemporary…
 
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  • Retail Design Week: Lush Spa and Cosmetics, UK

    omurk
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    I will be reviewing stores on high street each week. This week, I went to Lush on Princes Street in Edinburgh. They have an amazing store which apparently looks like a Candy store from outside . When you step inside you are welcomed by not only friendly staff but also lovely scents from different soaps and products. What you notice from a designer point of view is that they keep the natural theme by using natural elements like wood in all of their stores. They use it to highlight the fact that their products are made from natural elements. Display is designed in a way that you not only notice…
  • Top 5 product designs from Lithuania

    omurk
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    Today I am going to start a new series of articles about products in different countries. Since my love of life belong from Lithuania so I start from products design from Lithuania and I was surprised how amazing was the designs. The top 5 product designs are selected on basis of visual appeal, content and utility. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog and check out our facebook page “66 Owls” to stay updated about latest articles. I have listed some products here but if you have any favourite then do let me know so i feature them in my next article: 1. 999 –…
  • Stunning Interior of Flats and Apartments in Edinburgh

    omurk
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    If you are living in an apartment in Edinburgh, you can feel the pressure to differentiate yourself and stand out from others while sharing same exterior. Since I had a request for ideas to design interior of flats/apartments in Edinburgh, today I am going to share some great interiors of apartments in Edinburgh design by famous interior design company, Malcolm Duffin, who are known to make most of limited space. I would love to hear from you about your favourite interior design company or interior of your apartment or home and places where you go for shopping. Malcolm Duffin Malcolm Duffin…
  • Top 5 designers to follow on Instagram

    omurk
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Hi All, many you liked the post a while ago in which I posted about top designers on Instagram. So this week I am back with a new list of designers you must follow on Instagram to get best ideas from the best of interior design industry. So here goes the list: 1. JASPER CONRAN @jasperconran Take inspiration from London designer with his amazing collection of Misty moors and modern-art finds. @jasperconran 2. MARY MCDONALD @marymcdonaldinc Follow her collection on instagram for timeless interiors with glamorous entertaining ideas. @marymcdonaldinc 3. ISABEL LOPEZ-QUESADA…
  • Awesome Creative Class Video Series Initiative

    omurk
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Guess what!!! recently i stumbled across awesome source of information shared by top gurus of design in a video series. If you are in design industry or even if you are not, do watch these videos to get inspired from the people who designed many of stuff around you in one way or another. TheCreativeClass.tv is an ongoing video series that illustrates how some of the most influential people in the creative industries marry technology with their passion and skills across design, music, art, fashion, and beyond. The series gives a look into the contemporary creative process and the influence…
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  • In the Frank Lloyd Wright Style

    curatedbylyn
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designIt is impossible to pick just one favorite from Valentino’s exquisite Pre-Fall 2014 collection, but this particular ensemble definitely caught my eye. A colorful mix reminiscent of the Frank Lloyd Wright style. Add in a sprinkle of Aztec and Native American influence and a classically ecclectic room emerges. The late furniture designer Sam Maloof’s rocking […]The post In the Frank Lloyd Wright Style appeared first on .
  • Design Inspiration: One Thing Leads to Another

    curatedbylyn
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designDesign inspiration comes in all forms. The trick is forging a new creative path between seemingly disparate elements. When conceptualizing a room design, or any creative endeavor, I draw from varied yet interrelated sources for a unexpected perspective. Take a vintage fashion photograph to creatures of flight and the mysterious outdoors. A definitive consensus can […]The post Design Inspiration: One Thing Leads to Another appeared first on .
  • Andy Warhol: Challenge Convention

    curatedbylyn
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe post Andy Warhol: Challenge Convention appeared first on .
  • Cool Classics: The Femme Fatale

    curatedbylyn
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe character of a femme fatale portrays a woman able to seduce and coerce with exceptional beauty, charm, and mystery. A still from A Bill of Divorce featuring a young Katherine Hepburn is the very definition, depicting a cool calculating beauty. A perfect match from the sleek yet feminine designs of the great Andree Putman. […]The post Cool Classics: The Femme Fatale appeared first on .
  • 1930s Design Influence: Jean Harlow

    curatedbylyn
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designHollywood actress and style icon Jean Harlow reigned 1930s cinema with a cool and refined persona. As the first ‘platinum blond’, her signature look sparked countless imitators. While her untimely death at the age of 27 cut short a skyrocketing career, her style influence remains. Mix in Art Deco pieces and fantastically ornate jewelry with a 1930s […]The post 1930s Design Influence: Jean Harlow appeared first on .
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  • Ideas for Halloween Clothes for Small and Grown Up

    Founterior
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    Halloween is just around the corner and everybody should get an unique and scary costume for the parties to come! […] The post Ideas for Halloween Clothes for Small and Grown Up appeared first on Founterior.
  • Spooky Ideas for Decor for October 31st

    Founterior
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    October 31st is quickly coming and it is time to dig out our old Halloween decorations and turn our home […] The post Spooky Ideas for Decor for October 31st appeared first on Founterior.
  • Lovely Home Decoration Ideas With Flower Pots

    Founterior
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Vases can be found almost everywhere in our homes but do we know how to use them properly in order […] The post Lovely Home Decoration Ideas With Flower Pots appeared first on Founterior.
  • Calm the Atmopshere Down Inside Your Bathroom

    Founterior
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    They are romantic and can give a charmful touch inside any bathroom. I really love the dimmed light when taking […] The post Calm the Atmopshere Down Inside Your Bathroom appeared first on Founterior.
  • Impressive Furniture for Unique and Creative Interiors

    Founterior
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:32 am
    I simply adore this type of furniture and not because it looks attractive but because it somehow expresses a person’s […] The post Impressive Furniture for Unique and Creative Interiors appeared first on Founterior.
 
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  • Create a stylish coffee table display with these 5 tips

    Wendy Weinert
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Coffee tables aren’t just good for setting down your cup of Joe in the morning. With the right decor and household items, coffee tables can be used to enhance the overall appearance of your living room, too. Think carefully before setting items on your table, and keep these five tips in mind to create a look you’ll love. 1. Select books and magazines worth showing off Photo credit: Tiffany Eastman Interiors If you have a large stack of magazines or books, sort through your collection and choose the titles you wish to feature. It may be a book with an attractive cover or a story…
  • 4 things you should be buying this fall

    Wendy Weinert
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    The first day of fall is almost upon us and more than likely, you already went on a back-to-school shopping trip. As the season changes and new inventory makes its way into the stores, it’s a good time to consider shopping for your home as well. Here are some items worth watching for. End-of-the-summer sale items Whether it’s clothes, plants or outdoor patio furniture, you can start buying this summer’s products now for less. Make a list of items you need or want for next year, and take advantage of the lower prices this fall. Fall decor If you’re like me and you enjoy…
  • 6 ways to get rid of bad odors in your home

    Wendy Weinert
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    I can handle a little clutter in my home from time to time, but as hard as I try to keep my home tidy, I know I’m not perfect. What I can’t handle, however, is a bad odor – and I certainly don’t want guests walking into my home if there is a rotten smell lurking. These six tips can help you conquer foul odors if they are becoming a problem in your home. Open the windows: Fresh air is often the best way to eliminate bad smells. Even in the middle of winter, you can open your windows for just a few minutes to get rid of odors naturally. Photo credit: A Simpler Thyme…
  • Messy house? Here are 5 things you can blame it on

    Wendy Weinert
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    We all want a clean house, but sometimes life, kids and our own habits can get in the way. If you feel like you come home every day to a messy house, there may be a few reasons why. Here are five problems that can make it difficult to keep a clean home and how to overcome them. #1 Your schedule is busy and you don’t have a lot of time to clean. It’s hard to keep a house clean when you’re constantly on the move or your to-do list seems to never end. Taking time to clean, however, is important because a tidy home will help you feel less stressed and more organized. Even taking…
  • Tricky trend: Translucents – when to use and how to use them

    Wendy Weinert
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    A clear decorative figurine displayed in the living room is one thing, but a clear coffee table or chair? That’s something different entirely. Furnishing your home with translucent furniture can be tricky – which is why I’ve compiled some tips to help make it easier. First, before you go out and buy a new clear piece of furniture, determine whether the trend can work in your home and how to best incorporate it into your interior design. Styles that work best with translucent furniture Minimalism is a defining characteristic of modern homes, and sometimes contemporary homes, too.
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  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

    MBecchi
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Although the green movement and many Earth-friendly messages have made their presence known in the mainstream, there are still homeowners who are unaware of some easy energy and money saving changes they can make to combat both high utility bills and global warming. With a few minor adjustments to one’s home, the savings can really add up (not to mention the benefits of living on a healthier and happier planet). Reducing consumption and recycling are the best ways to be Earth-friendly and make an impact on being green and efficient. Here are 10 easy tips to green your home, put money in…
  • Artist Stephanie Jaffe Werner Uses Trend Terrazzo to Create Veteran Memorial

    caitlink
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Devotion drives passion in the heart of Stephanie Jaffe Werner, a mixed media artist. Raised in New York and currently living in South Florida, Stephanie’s unique talent has earned her the respect of being selected by public juries and commissioned by private enterprises to design and construct numerous interior and exterior permanent installations across the state of Florida. Last year, the town of Miami Lakes posted a call to artists to submit a design for a permanent iconic landmark sculpture to honor veterans from all five branches of the United States Armed Forces. The landmark was to…
  • Eight Great Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

    MBecchi
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Today’s unsettled real estate market has prompted homeowners on the selling end to reevaluate the appeal of their property by tweaking some of the downsides and increase their home’s value. Here is a snapshot of what professionals say are the best ways to boost the value of your house and get the most return on your money: 1. Open up the Space New buyers are looking for open floor plans with large spaces that are family-friendly. Knocking down a non-structural wall between the kitchen and den, for example, is one of the most popular ways to appeal to new homebuyers. For an investment of a…
  • 2014 Top Home Improvement Trends by Industry Experts

    MBecchi
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Today’s homeowners are feeling confident about home remodeling after bouncing back from the recent recession by diving into a fresh set of design ideas that are trending in 2014. Industry experts weigh in on their predictions for the latest interior design and home remodeling trends. A 2013 Hanley Wood survey revealed that remodeling sales are up 10 percent (when compared to 2012), and this number is expected to increase another 10 percent in 2014, according to 45 percent of remodelers who were surveyed. Among all rooms in a home, kitchen remodels scored highest and bathroom renovations…
  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

    MBecchi
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vote for your favorite home style among the most popular home styles in America! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer and are looking for a larger home for your expanding family or you are downsizing from your empty nest, knowing which home style is best for your lifestyle is half the battle. Here’s a snapshot of the most popular home styles and why one of them may be your “home sweet home”:   Craftsman Bungalow – This is a triangular-shaped designed home with a low-pitched roof. This popular home style is made of mixed materials of brick, wood and stone. Typically, Craftsman…
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  • Celebrating Fall Harvest With Beautiful Scarecrows

    Vidya Sudarsan
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Fall has officially started on September 22nd in the Northern Hemisphere! I can't wait to spot scarecrows! I want to see beautiful scarecrows like the ones I have presented here. I will most likely see them in harvest festivals, pumpkin patches and outside some homes. Well, I hope this collection will get you to notice them as well.. and appreciate the harvest season. A time of year when crops are ripe and ready to be gathered. I am also looking forward to family fun activities such as pumpkin-picking, spooky mazes, live music, carnival food, and so on this fall.. while enjoying the company…
  • Decorate With Fruits

    Vidya Sudarsan
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Fruits instantly add splashes of color to any room. In this page, I've showcased a few fruit creations that blend dazzling yellows, bright reds, azure blues, and soothing greens into a stunning masterpiece that's a healthy addition to any party. There's no need to add any artificial colors to any of these fruits--it's simply Mother nature at it's very best. They come in these vibrant hues.. and all you need is imagination to decorate with…
  • Vibrant Hues For Your Home

    Vidya Sudarsan
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Are you looking for inspirations for creating a radiant room? Well, you're at the right place; I've collected a series of vibrant rooms that will refresh you. These bright hues are bound to energize and impress most of us.. especially if you love all color combinations. It is not an easy task for an interior designer to include vivid shades in a room without making it too flashy. Are you loving this cheerful collection as much as I am? Looking forward to your…
  • Decor By The Door Bell

    Vidya Sudarsan
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Have you ever thought about adding planters by your door bell? Your front porch is where your guests arrive, and it sets an impression about your home. It does not matter if this space is big or small, as I am sure there is room for a planter. In this page, I have a few stunning ideas that will create a welcoming front yard right by the door bell. I totally fell in love with the color combination of the plants and planters because they bring in character and warmth to any home. Do you agree with…
  • Pattern Inspiration Via Vegetable Gardens

    Vidya Sudarsan
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Adding patterns in design usually involves more work than it takes to simply add colors and textures. I'm always looking for patterns that are visually appealing - and I was able to find them in these vegetable gardens. These patches are planted with interesting patterns that are inspired by interior design principles. A good designer will always look for cues from anything and everything that is aesthetic, creative, and engaging. Who wouldn't want to create a vegetable patch that can not only provide food, but also add a flair of design to the…
 
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  • Tony’s BBQ Pulled Pork

    strawberry_admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    All this talk of decorating has worked up a bit of an appetite at Tony’s HQ and we fancied a bit of a barbecue. This recipe is dead simple. Make the sauce the night before, turn on the slow cooker at breakfast time and by the time you come home from work it’s ready to go. Serve with chips, corn and breadrolls…yum! Ingredients 1.5kg boneless pork shoulder and for the BBQ sauce you need… 1 tbsp olive oil 1 finely chopped onion 3 chopped garlic cloves 400g tin chopped tomatoes 85g brown sugar 3 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 tbsp Chipotle sauce 3 tbsp sherry vinegar First…
  • Getting ready for University

    strawberry_admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    It’s been a couple of weeks since the A-Level results came out and the countdown is on for students across the country ahead of the new university year. Moving away from home for the first time can be stressful enough so why not think about how you’re going to furnish your room, flat or house? Here are our top 5 essentials… 1. Duvet, pillows and bedding A decent duvet is a must – it’ll get you through some cold nights and also be a life saver when you’re curled up on a sofa nursing a hangover (try to drink responsibly!). You’ll also need pillows and other bedding so get…
  • New in: Fabulous curtains to transform your windows

    strawberry_admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    After spending summer outdoors you may be starting to think about decorating a few of your rooms as the nights start to draw in. We’ve added some fab new curtains to our range which make any window into an effective feature. For a real classic look there’s no better choice than our Harrogate Tapestry Curtains. Featuring an intricate leaf design, these curtains also come with matching ties and cushions. Stripes have been big news this year and our Wentworth Striped Eyelet Curtains will make sure your room looks modern and stylish. If you fancy bold, block colour then it’s worth…
  • Your top curtain questions answered!

    strawberry_admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    A lot of our customers turn to us to ask questions about their curtains, we thought we’d put together a blog post to answer the most common questions we get asked. If you have any other curtain-related questions, please do get in touch over on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll be happy to help. How do you attach blackout curtain linings to curtains? Step 1 Find a flat surface and lay the curtain face down. Place the lining on top of the curtain the correct side up. Step 2 When using standard curtain hooks, insert the hook into lining tape and then curtain tape, select the right hook position…
  • Colour focus: Think Pink!

    strawberry_admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    A tickle of pink can inject a fun, feminine look into both modern and traditional homes. Take the summer months as a great opportunity to introduce this bright, bold colour into your home. As pink is a fairly dramatic colour, it’s best to start off by adding flashes of colour rather than going the whole hog and painting the interior walls of your home fully pink. Think subtle. Follow the ‘less is more’ rule to avoid garish DIY disasters that are hard to cover up. A really simple way to bring your home to life with pink is by sourcing soft furnishings in this colour – cushions, throws,…
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  • Never Trust Anyone Who Doesn’t Love Cheese: Mintwood Home

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

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

    Eric
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Twin Gate Designs specializes in transitional style furnishings, window treatments and furniture. Their target customers are residential and senior living/multi family living facilities. According to Mira from Twin Gate Designs: I designed a club room in an old industrial building with loft apartments. The room houses a vintage pool table as a focal point. I needed to add furniture to the room that was as stylish as the rest of the room’s elements. The Go Home Shine Bar Stools were perfect! They had the vintage feel that I needed and the great bent wood frames for the perfect style I…
  • The Voice Behind the Emails

    Eric
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    Some of you may have received GO Home’s email blasts, where we let you know about new items, show schedules and trending products. We try to be creative and fun with our emails…and we hope you enjoy them! But who’s the voice behind the emails??? This guy (the one on the left :). This is Eric…lucky enough to marry into the Weinstein Family, Eric currently runs http://gohomeltd.com as well as the email marketing. When not sending emails, most of Eric spends most of his time with his kids…3 year old Tyler and 3 month old Hunter. Aren’t they cute!!! As you…
  • You’ve Met Her on the Phones Already…but Here’s a Proper Intro

    Eric
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Hey, it’s chit chat with Kat time! So, my name’s Katherina, but everyone calls me Kat! I’m originally from London, UK – and after a stop in Iran for a while, I came to the United States about 20 years ago. I really enjoy parks, beaches, and the great outdoors with my daughter Samantha. Here’s a photo of us being silly and having fun! My role here at Go Home encompasses a bit of everything, but more likely than not, anytime the phone rings, it’s my voice you’ll hear (PS. I also handle the http://gohomeltd.com chat…so if you need stock levels or…
 
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  • London Design Festival 2014's Home and Top Drawer Shows

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    There were some fantastic exhibitors at London Design Festival 2014’s Home and Top Drawer shows, so we have compiled a few of our highlights to share with you. We loved Nkuku, a fair-trading, rustic designer who was displaying a large selection of beautiful earthenware, metal and wooden kitchen utensils, rugs and other hand-made products.  Nkuku Rugs. Nkuku Kitchen Utensils. We were also very excited by the Di Classe hanging pendant lights, in some of which, tiny baby birds were nesting. Di Classe Pendant Lights. Our own Gurasu put on a gorgeous and colourful array of fine crystal…
  • London Design Festival 2014

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    London Design Festival Check back in a few days to read our report on the seasons most awaited trade event, London Design Festival. With over 200 events held across London, September's event allows buyers, trend forecasters, interior designers & architects to view the most recent collections of designer furniture, contemporary lighting and home accessories on the market. We’ll bring back the best edit of new designs from our featured brands such as Ginger & Jagger, Boca do Lobo, Anglepoise, as well as a new-curated collection for you to…
  • What's On | September 2014 Events

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's September edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of September 2014. Summer may appear to be over, but there are many of events you can still enjoy and that can light up your mood! 1-30 September iTunes Festival Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH) The famous music festival is finally back this year. There will be 30 nights of live concerts, well worth attending. Make sure you check the website and buy tickets before it’s too late! Leave your worries at home and be prepared to jump and sing out loud. iTunes…
  • London's Best Almond Croissants

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    The cup cake, the donut and the cronut have all received acclaim, some deserved and some less so (I’m looking at you, sickly sweet miniature cake) and yet, the almond croissant continues to go underappreciated. Until a few weeks ago, I believed myself to be the only almond croissant champion in, well – all of England – and then like a storm on a sweltering hot summer’s day, a deluge of enthusiasm rained down, restoring my faith in the nation’s zest for excellent viennoiserie. I haven’t always been a fan of the nutty croissant. Having made the…
  • Top 10 Wedding Dresses: Timeless Artefacts

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    1. Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Dorothy got married on the 6th of September 1942 to Harold Nicholas who was also an entertainer.   2. Elizabeth Taylor wed Conrad Hilton Jr, when she was only 18, on the 6th of May 1950. It took 15 seamstresses between two to three months to make the gown, the silk train was 15 yards and the shimmering silk veil was 10 yards. With that much material you could upholster one of our divine new sofas and use it forever!   3. Jacqueline Bouvier got married to John…
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  • Graffiti Brings Spirited Street Style Indoors With Creative, Colorful Flair

    Sherry Nothingam
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Looking to add color, style and an unexpected dose of excitement to your home? Then maybe it is time to give your walls the graffiti they deserve! Graffiti has come a long way from its street origins in the last few decades, and today homeowners and designers are more than happy to borrow from this unique and vivacious art form in order to infuse some life into modern interiors. Whether you like simple stencil-style creations or more elaborate and bright hip hop-inspired motifs, graffiti make a style statement that is both exclusive and catchy!Fabulous and colorful graffiti wall for the…
  • Exquisite NYC Townhouse Renovation Blends Historic Appeal With Modern Aesthetics

    Sherry Nothingam
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Renovating an existing townhouse involves finding the right balance between creating a trendy, modern living environment and an acknowledgement of its historic past. The 61st street townhouse in New York City was given a sparkling new lease of life by the creative folks at Turett Collaborative Architects who transformed an old, dreary structure into a breezy, contemporary space. And much like the many previous transformations conjured up and brought to life by the firm, one can see here a distinct style that marries form and functionality in an eloquent fashion!Renovation goals included…
  • Modern Modular Summer Retreat In Brazil Invites Nature Indoors!

    Sherry Nothingam
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    There is nothing quite like a beautiful, small summer house that allows you to escape the big city rush and relax in style as you are surrounded by natural goodness. Located on an idyllic farm in Sao Roque, a town that is just 60 km away from the bustling São Paulo, Residência O.Z. is a gorgeous summer retreat that charms you with its uncomplicated design. Crafted by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados using a modular wooden structure, the compact house is covered with metal tiles that give it a unique silhouette.The modular structure of the house ensured that it was easier to construct…
  • Add Sleek Shine To Your Kitchen With Stainless Steel Shelves

    Kate Simmons
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    It’s durable, it’s modern and it’s easy to clean. What’s not to love about stainless steel?! Many a modern kitchen features stainless steel countertops and appliances, and design enthusiasts are even turning to stainless steel paint and contact paper to get the silvery look. But have you ever considered stainless steel shelves? Today we take a look at several different types of stainless steel shelving, and we explore where it can make a big impact in your kitchen, as well as how you can enhance its style by filling it with both functional and decorative items. Ready…
  • Timeless Edwardian Home Charms With A Smart Contemporary Makeover

    Sherry Nothingam
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In the last few years we have seen some gorgeous Edwardian homes across Australia get stylish additions and extensions that combined the residences’ old world charm with contemporary comfort. Following this smart and sustainable path is the lovely Elwood House in Victoria that was renovated and revamped by Robert Nichol & Sons. The interior of the existing structure had very poor ventilation, and the homeowners wanted the dark and dreary space to be transformed into a cheerful hub of activity that had seamless connectivity with the outdoors. This was achieved with the addition of a…
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    Leovan Design

  • Fall Lawn Care Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Lawn care during the fall is very important for enhancing your outdoor space, for promoting healthy grass and plant growth the next spring, and for ensuring your lawn stays healthy through the winter.  Here are my tips for maintaining your lawn for a healthy, green, and beautiful look in the following spring and summer: Test and correct your soil pH (acidity) level if needed. Most lawns
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Terry’s Blinds in UK

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Recently Terry’s Blinds in the UK asked to interview me for their Designer Insights series. Designer Insights includes interviews with fabulous expert designers in the field of interior and landscape design, as well as home staging and home renovation.  I’m pleased to be featured on their “Designer Insights” interview series. <!-- AddThis Follow BEGIN --> Follow
  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Outdoor furniture can transform your backyard, patio, deck, or front yard into a relaxing retreat and enjoyable gathering place for you and your family. Outdoor furniture adds comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. Outdoor furniture is made from a variety of materials, each with its own look and feel. Materials can include wood, aluminum, wicker, wrought iron, plastic, and more.
  • Front Yard Curb Appeal Ideas

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Front yard curb appeal can make a great first impression because the first thing visitors or potential homebuyers see when they visit you is the outside of your home. Curb appeal should be neat, organized, colorful, and attractive. Here are some tips and ideas that will add curb appeal and will boost the look and value of your home: Repaint the exterior of your home if needed with
  • Deck Design Planning Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    Are you considering building or having a deck added to your home this summer? Now is the perfect time to start planning.  Beautiful deck designs are becoming a more common feature of outdoor living spaces. They provide us with a great outdoor area for relaxing, dining, and entertaining friends and family.   Decks can be attached to or detached from a house. They can be built in different
 
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    First Apartment Checklist

  • Best Sushi Knife Top 3 – Reviews of the Best Sushi Knives

    Nick Vinken
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    If you’re serious about sushi and want to perfect your sushi making skills, getting a high quality sushi knife is definitely a smart idea. Making good sushi requires a certain type of knife, a knife that is sharp enough to cut those really thin slices of fish, vegetables and meat. Traditional Japanese Sashimi knives (also… Read More » Best Sushi Knife Top 3 – Reviews of the Best Sushi Knives is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Sushi Knife Top 3 – Reviews of the Best Sushi Knives appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives

    Nick Vinken
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    We’ve got to admit: a cheese knife set is not really an essential item that needs to be part of your basic kitchen equipment. But if you’re a frequent cheese eater, you might want to invest in a good quality cheese knife set. Cheese knives also make nice presents, for birthday or housewarming parties for… Read More » Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Cheese Knife Set Top 3 – Review of the Best Cheese Knives appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats

    Nick Vinken
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    If there’s one thing that your home really needs, it’s a nice doormat. Doormats give your visitors the opportunity to wipe their feet, so you can keep your house clean. They also make visitors feel welcome. But why should you go for a standard, boring doormat? Get a funny doormat (or welcome mat) instead! These… Read More » 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post 15 Funny Doormats and Welcome Mats appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers

    Nick Vinken
    10 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Moving day has arrived! You’ve gathered all the stuff you need and you’ve packed it all up following some of our tips. Now it’s time to actually start moving. Unless you’ve got a really small load of stuff you need to move, getting a moving van is definitely a good idea. You can rent vans at… Read More » How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post How To Pack a Moving Van, Tips From Professional Movers appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas

    Nick Vinken
    14 Nov 2013 | 7:15 am
    Over the past decades, the TV has gotten a prominent role in the decoration of our living rooms. The arrangement of furniture is often pointed at the the all-mighty tube, and in the evening we’re all centered around it. Some even eat their dinner in front of it. Not everyone is a big fan of this… Read More » Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Decorating Around a TV, 6 Inspiring Ideas appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • How to re-oil your hardwood floor

    Nicola
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    If you are looking to have hardwood flooring installed in your home, or already have it, you will want to do everything you can to ensure your flooring retains its appeal for as long as possible. Cleaning your hardwood flooring is something you should be doing regularly anyway, but as time goes on, you should also be reapplying a finish to your floor. Hardwax oil is a common finish for hardwood flooring and gives your floor a soft, natural sheen which mellows over time. Flooring that is finished with hardwax oil tends to me more forgiving of scratches and scuffs, as you can apply more finish…
  • Hardwood vs. tile flooring in your kitchen

    Nicola
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    You may not realise it, but you actually spend quite a large amount of time in your kitchen. Whether you’re cooking, eating, cleaning, entertaining, or simply passing through en route to another room, your kitchen will see a lot of usage over the years – and because of this, you want it to be a place that you enjoy spending time in. When it comes to decorating your kitchen, most people will opt for either hardwood or tile flooring. Both of these options require an initial investment, so before making a decision you need to understand the differences between the two, and the…
  • How To Clean Wooden Floors

    Nicola
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Wooden flooring looks amazing and we have a wide range of different types here at Just Wood that can work in any home. However, many people are reluctant and nervous about investing in wood flooring because they are afraid that it takes a lot of time and effort to clean. But actually the complete opposite is true. Quality hardwood flooring is actually easier to clean and maintain than carpet. You just need to follow a few simple rules. Sweeping Wooden Floors The best and easiest way to give wooden floors a clean is to sweep them. Unlike carpets wooden floors don’t hold dust and hair so…
  • Matching your furniture to your hardwood flooring

    Nicola
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Hardwood flooring gives a gorgeous, luxurious look and feel to whatever room you fit it in, completely transforming your home, while also adding considerable value. For a truly outstanding makeover, however, you won’t want to just stop after your flooring. You now have more choice than ever before when it comes to hardwood flooring, so if you take the time to weigh up your options, you can find something absolutely perfect.  While people are putting a great deal of time and effort into choosing the right hardwood flooring for their home, we don’t always put the same thought…
  • The Benefits of Wood Flooring

    Nicola
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Wood flooring provides a timeless and classic look to any home. Here at Just Wood we are experts at making, installing and updating hardwood floors. We know the benefits of this type of flooring compared to others and we want to share them with you. Long Lasting One of the main benefits of wood flooring is that it is long lasting. We not only sell new wood flooring but we also renovate old floors. With a little TLC wood floors that were laid decades ago are still perfectly useable and durable. If you invest in a wooden floor then you are in fact saving yourself money as you won’t have…
 
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    Home Stratosphere

  • Studioninedots Designs Stunning Ultra Modern “Diamond-Shaped” Home

    HS Editor
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This gallery features the striking, surprising Villa Kavel 01, a brand new creation by by Studioninedots. Just outside Amsterdam, this mysterious black box, known as Villa Kavel 01, can be found. Designed and built by Studioninedots for a young family, this dynamic, bold structure offers panoramic views, intricately diffuse lighting, and a striking appearance throughout. The home was designed in the shape of a diamond to take direct advantage of the unique plot of land on which it resides. With an orientation maximizing sunlight through large glass panels to blur the lines between indoor…
  • 14 Space-Saving Corner Breakfast Nook Furniture Sets

    HS Editor
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    About 5 years ago my wife and I were on a walk in our neighborhood and we noticed a home we thought looked pretty cool was having an open house.  I LOVE going to open houses and do so whenever I have time or happen to stumble upon one. We marched into the home and took the tour.  The home’s main living area was on the second floor (a concept I like).  While the lower floor was impressive with some bedrooms and renovated family room, the upper main living floor was spectacular. It was in this home that I saw my first corner breakfast nook table with L-shaped booth in person.  It…
  • Daniel Lomma Design Creates a Modern Urban Masterpiece Home with the Derby House

    HS Editor
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    This gallery features a brilliant new modern home in Derby, Australia, by Daniel Lomma Design. This home features a bold modern facade, dominated by the vertiginous double story stairwell window and stone clad feature wall on left, with the aluca bond cladding beneath a mono-pitched roof on the right half. The truly memorable two story stairwell visible through the full height window features a bookcase climbing from lower floor to the top ceiling. The open design, steel and wood staircase allows for natural lighting through the large window to make its way throughout the home. The central…
  • NC-Office Architects Design a Beautiful Custom White Modern Home

    HS Editor
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Welcome to today’s gallery, featuring photographs of the Royal Palm residence, a modern home created by NC-office. This white, angular, thoroughly modern structure was built in a narrow, linear site, necessitating fresh ideas about crafting a unique space. The resulting development includes a multi-layered, thick facade composed of terraces, balconies, and patios surrounding a rectangular base construction. The outermost pieces fit over outdoor relaxation spaces, creating hybrid rooms offering fresh air, sunshine, and protection from the elements and public views. Backyard patio…
  • 10 Top Elliptical Trainers Under $1,000 (and on Sale)

    HS Editor
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    I love working out on an elliptical for 3 reasons: 1.  Low impact:  Ellipticals are extremely low impact.  You don’t have the jarring impact from running. 2.  Full body cardio workout:  With resistance-based arms and foot pedals, you can work out much of your body at the same time (unlike exercise bikes and treadmills). 3.  It’s a great workout:  You can all out for an intense workout or take it easy like a walk for a moderate workout. What I don’t like about ellipticals Every exercise option has disadvantages.  Ellipticals are no exception.  After much use of many…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Beautiful Bathroom Design Ideas…From Jimmy Kimmel!

    Donna Hoffman
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Whether you love Jimmy Kimmel like I do or think he’s better on mute, you have to admit that you can take a great design cue or two from these beautifully designed bathrooms in the home he’s just put up on the market. Way to go, Jimmy…or way to go, Jimmy’s designer! As a side note, if you can pony up $2.3 million, you too can own these exact bathrooms, along with the house that’s attached to them. But first, on to our design lesson. From Jimmy Kimmel. The Blue Bath Cue #1: The Power of One vs The Many. One color. One single tile. But broadcast it over a large surface area in a…
  • Dealing with a Room You Can’t Stand

    Donna Hoffman
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    “Yick, I hate this room.” Do you ever feel that? Ever walk past one bug-a-boo of a room at your place and every time you do you think, “#!#*@!!, this room is driving me crazy! If only it was X. If only it had a Y. I can’t stand the way it looks,” or “I can’t stand the way it feels.” You know, we once polled people and asked them to describe how they felt when they walked by a room in their home that they disliked. We heard everything from “Like jumping out of my skin,” to “Now I just try not to look at it when I walk by,” or my favorite, “It makes me want to leave…
  • 3 Top Ways to Get the Most Out of a Cabinet Maker

    Donna Hoffman
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Give me a great custom cabinet maker any day. Expect higher costs than you would encounter with a semi custom group, sure.  But you will never hear the words, “This doesn’t come in that size or that color.” Rather, the world is your oyster. To get the most out of working with a top quality cabinet maker I recommend the following wise design Golden Rules. 1) Patience is a virtue. A custom cabinet maker will never  be as fast as a semi custom or pre-fab group. That’s because nothing is pre-built…not even the cabinet boxes themselves. True artisanal work is what…
  • How To (Im)Politely Decline to Lift Furniture

    Donna Hoffman
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Recently, during a furniture delivery and installation for a great guy and favorite client,  he overheard me say to one of my staffers, “We’ll need to move that dining table (meaning the moving guys) so the crew can have an easier path for the furniture load in.” Before I could blink, my helpful client asked our newest, most dainty staffer, “Can you give me a hand so we can move this out of the way?” Knowing that Murphy’s Law strikes when you least expect it (Workman’s Comp!), I responded that the moving guys would do it. Too late. The dining table was on the move. So…
  • The Perils of Upholstery Fabric

    Donna Hoffman
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    How is your fabric vocab? Falling in love with a smokin’ hot fabric for your new sofa (or to reupholster your old one) is great. However, it can get you into hot water if you don’t know the following tidbits to keep you out of the sharky, snarky waters called “Putting The Wrong Fabric on the Wrong Piece of Upholstery.” So, decorating lover, read on for these must-knows: Wyzenbeek Rating (also called the Abrasion Rating or Double Rub Rating) These all refer to the performance tests run on home fabric. To test how heavy duty your fantastic fabric really is, the fabric is literally…
 
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  • Hello world!

    rrxi
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Chic California

  • Meet Night Fury

    chiccalifornia
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Meet Night Furry Most of the furniture pieces that I paint are girls. Really! Their lines are generally feminine and I tend to stick to more feminine colors and designs. But when this piece came into my life, I knew it was a boy and a dragon. Meet Night Fury. Yes, as in the dragon {Read More...} The post Meet Night Fury appeared first on Chic California.
  • C&B Striped Rug Hack

    chiccalifornia
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    C&B Striped Rug Hack Hopefully, you aren’t getting sick and tired looking at my HomeOffice/ Craft Room Makeover. I’m just so happy with it every time I walk into the room that I want to share more and more with you. Especially, since I did it on a budget and I mostly used what I already {Read More...} The post C&B Striped Rug Hack appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #37

    chiccalifornia
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #37 Welcome to another awesome link party! We couldn’t do it without you and boy the projects, recipes, DIY, design and fashion you share with us are so impressive! Keep ‘em coming! Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy Gal | Fry Sauce & Grits Here’s What Your {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #37 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Creamy Milk Paint Buffet: My Old Favorite

    chiccalifornia
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Creamy Milk Paint Buffet: My Old Favorite Remember I told you that my most favorite piece of furniture I ever painted was this gray hutch? Well, that’s my new favorite. But I never told you about my old favorite. The one before my new favorite! This one… She wasn’t much to look at at first. {Read More...} The post Creamy Milk Paint Buffet: My Old Favorite appeared first on Chic California.
  • How to Paint Perfect Stripes on a Wall (Even a Textured One!)

    chiccalifornia
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    How To Paint Perfect Stripes on a Wall (Even a Textured One!) One of the projects that I’ve been working on to complete my Home Office/Craft Room Makeover was my feature striped wall. I’ve seen striped walls all over Pinterest and I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to try it. I love that it creates {Read More...} The post How to Paint Perfect Stripes on a Wall (Even a Textured One!) appeared first on Chic California.
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    HomeDSGN

  • Pembridge Gardens by Peter Mikic

    Jessica
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    Peter Mikic has designed the elegant Pembridge Gardens. Located in Notting Hill, London, England, the home exudes sophistication, mixing antique and contemporary elements to create something unique. Photos courtesy of Peter MikicMore...
  • Sundial by Eugene Stoltzfus Architects

    Jessica
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:37 am
    Sundial is a residential project completed by Eugene Stoltzfus Architects. It is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA. Sundial by Eugene Stoltzfus Architects: “This country house is developed from the urban concept of two houses with a street between them. This interior street acts as the atrium, unifying the two houses. The integration of the site positioning, the floor plans, the 3 dimensional form, the massing of masonry and the orientation..More...
  • Minimalist Penthouse by Adamdesign Belsőépítész Studio

    Magaly
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    Minimalist Penthouse is a private residence designed by Adamdesign Belsőépítész Studio. It is located in Budapest, Hungary. Photos courtesy of Adamdesign Belsőépítész StudioMore...
  • Middle Harbour House by Richard Cole Architecture

    Magaly
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Middle Harbour House is a private residence located in Sydney, Australia. It was designed by Richard Cole Architecture. Middle Harbour House by Richard Cole Architecture: “A sculptural response to an exposed corner site overlooking Middle Harbour in Sydney builds on the materiality of the existing sandstone base to create a dramatic and layered form. By careful manipulation of openings the substantial house achieves a balance of privacy and outlook, light..More...
  • Home in Fair Harbor

    Jessica
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    This stunning home is located in Fair Harbor, a hamlet located near the western end of Fire Island, Long Island, New York. The home has spectacular water views, and an airy interior. Photos by: Trevor TondroMore...
 
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Sidney chic coastal residence by C+M Studio

    Vania
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Elegant, chic, beautiful walnut cladding and gently curved walnut wall characterize the amazing redesign created by C+M Studio. Combining costal residence tranquility and warmth with modern renowned furniture design (including furniture and lighting pieces from Living Edge, Jardan, Cult, Otomys, Staple and Co) and contemporary art details the space captures with is welcoming open plan living areas and intrigues with the clear lined and secluded privet rooms. Read the rest of Sidney chic coastal residence by C+M Studio originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Green House with Rooftop Terrace Garden

    Vania
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Singapore, of course, with its mild climate, great botanical variety and abundance of sunlight is a perfect place for designing and constructing houses with luxuriant plant life and let the beautiful living greenery define and vitalize the spaces. When Formwerkz Architects re-built this, generations owned, semi-detached house they use, to full advantage, the benefits of creating secluded and beautiful privet gardens. They constructed the house using layers of a green variety and provided distance-shelter from the outside world through green walls, cement pots, terrace-edge decoration and…
  • Luxury Vila Madalena with Smooth Indoor Decor

    Vania
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    This modern luxury house situated in culturally and socially interesting neighborhood of São Paulo is typical Brazilian contemporary design example. Modern lux and elegant comfort fill the premises – high-quality materials – polished wood, marble and stone constructs, shining surfaces and glass partitions interact in black metal framing. The robust architectural structure is dynamically vivid by the close relation with the surrounding gardens. Black aluminum framed floor-to-ceiling windows secure unobstructed view and passage between the indoor greenery and the indoor smooth décor.
  • Organic-Geometric Concrete Tile by KAZA Concrete

    Vania
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    KAZA launch new concrete tile collection – Concurrent Constellations at London Design Festival. They impress with geometry and ornamentation pattern, easily change the wall, giving it a three-dimensional vision. Read the rest of Organic-Geometric Concrete Tile by KAZA Concrete originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Ceramic Art Piece by Thomas Laurens

    Vania
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    This white ring is a ceramic art piece, a sculpture designed by Thomas Laurens: “This piece, like the changes we strive for takes vision and patience but then the accomplishment suits the exercise somewhat. Time changes a man but always the core of this man is a stable element, you don’t always realise that it’s there but you return to it eventually. This piece represents two years of my life.” Read the rest of Ceramic Art Piece by Thomas Laurens originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
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    Trendoffice

  • 100% Design opens today!

    trendoffice
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    UK’s biggest and most important contemporary design event, 100% Design, returns to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre for its 20th year. The most interesting: Again 3D printing - mirror... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fancy things for yourself and your home

    trendoffice
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    corkcicle air wine chiller + aerator  Using a uniqe thermal gel, the Corkcicle Air cools down room-temp reds and maintains chilled whites at the perfect temperature for up to an hour. With the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beautiful seating at designjunction2014 - London Design Festival

    trendoffice
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Modus launch four new products at London Design Festival this week: Move by Jonathan PrestwichApriletta sofa by Sir Kenneth Grange and recent RCA graduate Jack SmithApril  Lily designed by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fun and colourful KIDS BEDLINEN, sets and toys

    trendoffice
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    Are looking  for interesting bedding for your kids? It is the fastes and most easy way to refresh the kids' room. Have a look at some beautiful sets of kids bedlinen that might be just what are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cool Design for Your Kids

    trendoffice
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:58 am
    Pac Man Ghost Floating LampPinPres by OOO My DesignHugglePod HangOutPrincess Duvet by SnurkMy Neighbor Totoro BedShoot Again Indoor Basketball Hoop SetiPooding Liquid Filled iPhone... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • Howkapow’s Summer Photoshoots!

    Rog How
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    We had great fun this Summer shooting our pictures in the studio. We generally tend to shoot a large landscape photo for our homepage scroller on the Howkapow site, combined with a few alt shots for the product photos as well as a picture for our newsletter. It helps to be organised! This Summer we launched our new Kids Category as well as a new Food Category and had a bumper Summer Sale - so we had a lot of new products to work with… The pieces above come from our Kids Category - and are all hand-made from British oak by designers, Hop & Peck. Siobhan our studio manager (and…
  • Teapigs & Jansen+Co Mug Competition!

    Cat How
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    All this week we’re giving away a set of our lovely orchid Jansen+Co Ceramic Mugs and a pack of Teapigs Teas on Twitter! Our Mug Set is worth £27.50 and the mugs come in orchid, dusty purple, aubergine and cashmere pink shades. They are dishwasher and microwave safe and made from high quality ceramic. The Teapigs set is their ‘Adventurous Cheeky’ range – consisting of a pack of Chilli Chai (real flakes of chilli with cardamon, cinnamon and ginger); Chocolate Flake (top notch teapigs tea with chocolate flakes); Popcorn Tea (a Japanese tea known as Genmaicha, this…
  • Ben Fiess

    Cat How
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    American ceramicist Ben Fiess creates some of the most beautiful jars I’ve seen. Made with a four-part construction that uses two cork plugs and a contrasting rubber band to close the jar, they are about 4.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide. They come in a range of creamy colours and pastel shades with flecks, specks and pretty imperfections produced by iron oxides and carbonates. Whilst at Indiana University, Ben developed his idiosyncratic from of ‘ceramic chemistry’ – and has a broader curiosity of many materials and the perception of them, constantly…
  • WIN A Limited Edition Minirig Portable Speaker worth £100!

    Rog How
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    We can’t think of a better Summer accessory than the much lauded Minirig Portable Speakers - designed and made in the UK by our old friends (and Bristol studio neighbours) Dave and Tom. One of the best rechargeable portable speakers on the market, a Minirig can be plugged into any phone, laptop or multimedia device – with a battery time of 50 hours! They sell out as soon as we get them in, so we’re thrilled to have a Limited Edition Minirig in either Total Purple or Total Red up for grabs in our competition this week! Only four of these have ever been made so they are…
  • Nikki Couppee

    Cat How
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Nikki Couppee! Here is a jeweller whose work I just can’t get enough of. Each of her hand-crafted pieces are colourful, unconventional and totally unique – veritable pieces of wearable art. Her work has kept on getting better and better over the last few years. Hailing from Florida in the US, she uses plexiglass, brass and found objects as stand-ins for precious gemstones such as diamonds and rubies as well as costly materials such as gold to create her asymmetrically designed pieces. By using everyday materials, she is able to create her own versions of expensive gemstones…
 
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    Interioridea.net

  • 10 Cozy Yellow Bedroom Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Yellow is the superior color in creating a cozy and bright ambiance in the bedroom interior, since this color shade is utterly warm, bright and positive. Yellow is the color of sunlight, so you can beat with that fact, right?- If you want to create a relaxing, tranquil and cozy appearance in the bedroom, then The post 10 Cozy Yellow Bedroom Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Vibrant Orange Living Room Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Choosing a main color for the living room can surely have a main influence in creating a main ambiance and identity of the interior. Naturally, bright and warm colors can create refreshing and cozy ambiance in the living room interior. For instance orange is perfect color for creating a positive and vibrant ambiance in the The post 10 Vibrant Orange Living Room Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Gorgeous Black and White Patio Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Black and white is a timeless combination that works just about every time and everywhere, and interior design is clearly not an exception. You can not go wrong by going all black and white for any particular room in your home, actually, it is so unmistakable it even looks wonderful for an outdoor design. Choosing monochrome The post 10 Gorgeous Black and White Patio Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Modern Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Striped Walls

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The walls in the living room can tell a lot about the style and identity of the interior, therefore it’s really important to create an aesthetically solid and creative walls. For instance, stripes are big hit in the world of interior design nowadays, because of their irreplaceable power to visually enlarge the room and provide The post 10 Modern Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Striped Walls appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Captivating Exposed Brick Walls Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    What are your thoughts on incorporating an exposed brick wall in your living space? Exposed brick walls became popular in the late 1900 and their popularity and demand rises until today. Having an exposed brick wall in your home will definitely add charm and personality to the space. Exposed brick wall can embellish any given spot, The post 10 Captivating Exposed Brick Walls Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net.
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  • Toddler Bedroom Sets

    sarah ramdan
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
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  • Vintage Interior Interior Design Living Room Pictures

    sarah ramdan
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Interior, Vintage Style Bohemian Living Room Design Interior With By www.zomdai.com Resolution: 968 x 1024 · 372 kB · jpeg Size: 968 x 1024 · 372 kB · jpeg Another ideas of vintage interior interior design living room pictures:
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    sarah ramdan
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
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    sarah ramdan
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
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  • Modern Commercial Furniture

    sarah ramdan
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
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    Lights Online Blog

  • The Perfect Man Cave Lighting for Football Season

    Emma Harger
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    Is football your thing? Do you gather around the TV on every given Sunday to watch your favorite team faithfully? Do you spend all day glued to Red Zone? Invite friends over to watch the game? (Or maybe a different sport is more your thing. I’m a hockey fan, for example.) No matter how you experience football, it deserves to be watched while your room is lit well. Whether you have a dedicated media room for watching football–while it is referred to as a man cave here, don’t feel limited: women are avid sports fans too!–or you’re looking to spruce up your living…
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – September 12

    Emma Harger
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    This week was a fun and busy one at Lights Online! We… showed you how to make lantern style lighting work in the great indoors took a look at the hottest fall lighting trends picked out 20 trendy task lamps to help you do your thing in style welcomed the Kichler Jardine to our Lights Online home saw how the George Kovacs Bling Bling adds style and sparkle in any room Here are 10 design inspirations that piqued our interest this week. You’ll see stunning new uses for mundane materials, fairy tales in real life, a car that is surprisingly similar to Tiffany lighting and a fun quiz…
  • Fabulous Friday: George Kovacs Bling Bling

    Emma Harger
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Contemporary Dining Room by Vancouver Interior Designers & Decorators Space Harmony On this rainy Friday in Atlanta, let’s take a look at this bright, serene space from the fine city of Vancouver, where this big creamy white dining room table is made even more inviting by the addition of a George Kovacs Bling Bling drum pendant chandelier hanging over it. The sleek chrome finish of this 4-light pendant adds some contemporary glam to the neutral-hued room. It’s adorned with rows of crystals and the diffuser on the bottom softens the light so it’s comfortable yet super…
  • New Product Peek: Kichler Jardine

    Emma Harger
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    If you are looking for elegant and delicate lighting that will add some sparkle to any space, you should really try the Kichler Jardine collection. We recently added tons of lighting from Kichler to Lights Online, including the Jardine collection, which draws its name from the French word for garden. Can you see why? Love these crystal accents: flowers and leaves, all textured to create even more glimmer and blossoming from branches of chrome. This floral chrome layer juts forth from the interior shades to create a sort of ethereal floating look as well. A satin-etched cased opal glass inner…
  • 20 Trendy Task Lamps

    Emma Harger
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    This collection of 20 task lamps runs the gamut from classic and traditional to cutting-edge contemporary, so you’ll find your perfect match no matter what design style you adore. There’s even a sleek lamp that you clip on to your headboard so you can read in bed comfortably! Inspired by this Houzz ideabook rounding up another selection of 20 task lamps.    Kenroy Home Greenville in Natural Slate   Dimond Hamilton in Antique Brass  Kenroy Home Odo in Nickel  Uttermost Marius in Bronze and Marble  Kenroy Home Adrian in Vintage Copper  House of Troy Swing-Arm in Satin…
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    Rug Rats

  • Stanton’s Outdoor Carpet collection, take a designer style outdoors!

    Sandy Henderson
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
     Designer Outdoor carpets and Rugs by Stanton    Creating an outdoor living area is like adding onto your house, bringing the best of indoors and outdoors together in one space. In recent years, the popularity of outdoor seating areas has exploded, and there are more and more options for designing them including a selection of […] The post Stanton’s Outdoor Carpet collection, take a designer style outdoors! appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Top 8 Best Rugs for Military Offices or Barracks

    Sandy Henderson
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Nothing makes a military office or barracks feel like home more than a military service rug. As people walk in, they can immediately see what branch you currently serve in, or served in the past. A Military Rug not only looks and feels great on the feet, it is the finishing touch for your office […] The post Top 8 Best Rugs for Military Offices or Barracks appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Making Stairways Safe with Stair Runners

    Sandy Henderson
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    When it comes to flooring products, the innovations that have been made are truly profound. You can get almost any kind of media to look like any other type of media for the surfacing of your floor—you can even get laminate flooring panels that look just like wood! Or you can get wood flooring that […] The post Making Stairways Safe with Stair Runners appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Introducing Seychelles by Stanton Carpet from the Anywhere Collection

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The new Stanton product Seychelles from the Anywhere outdoor collection is stylish and versatile! DURABLE Royaltron™ polypropylene will resist signs of wear, with unique long-lasting fibers. STAIN RESISTANT Royaltron™ polypropylene does not absorb moisture making spills and stains easily removable with normal cleaning agents. COLOR FAST Solution-dyed yarn extrusion is not only safe for the […] The post Introducing Seychelles by Stanton Carpet from the Anywhere Collection appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Custom Floor Mats for Entrances and Hallways

    Sandy Henderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    As a business owner and/or operator, you are probably bombarded with ideas and suggestions for improvements and enhancements of your marketing efforts several times a day. There are the newspapers and magazines clamoring for your attention to fill their available ad space, then there is television and radio, and, most recently, the internet became lauded […] The post Custom Floor Mats for Entrances and Hallways appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • Lies And Damn Lies You Believe About Your Life

    Alycia Wicker
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Mupplebee Ding Dong. Who’s at the door? Are you curious? Or are you afraid it’s your old friend failure? Knock, knock, KNOCK. What’s holding you back from turning that doorknob and opening the door to your dreams? Sure, behind the door it could be your mom who never believed you would do anything worthwhile with your […] The post Lies And Damn Lies You Believe About Your Life appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • If I Could Turn Back Time

    Alycia Wicker
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee If I could turn back time (anyone else hear Cher singing?) No really, if I could turn back time, what would I do differently… lots of things. If I could turn back time: I would have picked a really specific niche of clients to work with. When I first started I was just putting myself […] The post If I Could Turn Back Time appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • The Interior Designer’s About Page Formula

    Alycia Wicker
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Mupplebee Your About Page is like the most important page on your interior design website. And you can’t afford to have it read like your professional biography. No, really. I know the name of it says “About” and most interior designer’s think this is their opportunity to talk ABOUT themselves. Sorry, cholita, you gotta rethink the […] The post The Interior Designer’s About Page Formula appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • 2009 Called. They Want Their Bad Advice Back.

    Alycia Wicker
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee The advice being spewed in 2009 was shit. I followed all of it. It’s been 5 years and I (thankfully) don’t follow it anymore, but shockingly some designers still do (gasp!). If you remember my story, 2009 was the year I started my design business and I was green and ready to follow anyone’s advice. […] The post 2009 Called. They Want Their Bad Advice Back. appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Free Branding Webinar for Interior Designers

    Alycia Wicker
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Mupplebee Is your online branding sloppier than Britney Spears circa 2007? Get the nitty gritty on creating a brand that is totally you! *Free* webinar Tuesday September 16th at 9:30 AM PST.  Are you struggling with figuring out how to create a brand that’s totally you and resonates with your interior design clients? Are you stuck […] The post Free Branding Webinar for Interior Designers appeared first on Mupplebee.
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

    MBecchi
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Although the green movement and many Earth-friendly messages have made their presence known in the mainstream, there are still homeowners who are unaware of some easy energy and money saving changes they can make to combat both high utility bills and global warming. With a few minor adjustments to one’s home, the savings can really add up (not to mention the benefits of living on a healthier and happier planet). Reducing consumption and recycling are the best ways to be Earth-friendly and make an impact on being green and efficient. Here are 10 easy tips to green your home, put money in…
  • Artist Stephanie Jaffe Werner Uses Trend Terrazzo to Create Veteran Memorial

    caitlink
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Devotion drives passion in the heart of Stephanie Jaffe Werner, a mixed media artist. Raised in New York and currently living in South Florida, Stephanie’s unique talent has earned her the respect of being selected by public juries and commissioned by private enterprises to design and construct numerous interior and exterior permanent installations across the state of Florida. Last year, the town of Miami Lakes posted a call to artists to submit a design for a permanent iconic landmark sculpture to honor veterans from all five branches of the United States Armed Forces. The landmark was to…
  • Eight Great Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

    MBecchi
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Today’s unsettled real estate market has prompted homeowners on the selling end to reevaluate the appeal of their property by tweaking some of the downsides and increase their home’s value. Here is a snapshot of what professionals say are the best ways to boost the value of your house and get the most return on your money: 1. Open up the Space New buyers are looking for open floor plans with large spaces that are family-friendly. Knocking down a non-structural wall between the kitchen and den, for example, is one of the most popular ways to appeal to new homebuyers. For an investment of a…
  • 2014 Top Home Improvement Trends by Industry Experts

    MBecchi
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Today’s homeowners are feeling confident about home remodeling after bouncing back from the recent recession by diving into a fresh set of design ideas that are trending in 2014. Industry experts weigh in on their predictions for the latest interior design and home remodeling trends. A 2013 Hanley Wood survey revealed that remodeling sales are up 10 percent (when compared to 2012), and this number is expected to increase another 10 percent in 2014, according to 45 percent of remodelers who were surveyed. Among all rooms in a home, kitchen remodels scored highest and bathroom renovations…
  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

    MBecchi
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vote for your favorite home style among the most popular home styles in America! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer and are looking for a larger home for your expanding family or you are downsizing from your empty nest, knowing which home style is best for your lifestyle is half the battle. Here’s a snapshot of the most popular home styles and why one of them may be your “home sweet home”:   Craftsman Bungalow – This is a triangular-shaped designed home with a low-pitched roof. This popular home style is made of mixed materials of brick, wood and stone. Typically, Craftsman…
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  • 100% DESIGN London – Emerging Brands

    Alex Brás
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Every edition we are presented with a new range of intense brands presenting to the world their designs. We love that! Fresh new things coming out to delight everybody’s home. Today we are going to present to you a few new brands that will be exhibiting at 100% Design in London starting tomorrow. If you’re […]
  • Maison et objet 2014 Top 10

    Alex Brás
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Following last week’s post, it’s time for the Maison et Objet 2014 roundup in a top 10 form. Without further ado, here we go: Number 10 BRABBU Number 9 Cay Sofa – Alexander Rehn Number 8 Woody – Arpel lighting Number 7 Coquille Anne – Soline Barbaux Number 6 Buffet Ono – Picchio Number 5 Bureau Design by F-Line Creations Number 4 Meuble […]
  • Fairmont Le Montreux Palace – The amazing 5 Star Hotel in Geneve – Switzerland

    Alex Brás
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    A 5-star hotel belonging to the FRHI Hotels and Resorts Group and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. Montreux was just a small cluster of charming villages and hamlets on Lake Geneva, surrounded by mountains, vineyards, fields and forests. At the end of the 18th century, Jean-Jacques Rousseau choose this romantic landscape as […]
  • Maison et Objet September 2014

    Alex Brás
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Maison et Objet September 2014 is right around the corner. Already there’s a smell of brand new furniture over the more than 200 000 square meters of the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte. Starting From Tomorrow, (the 5th of September 2014), all the way to the 9th, Paris will show you what’s new in the world […]
  • NOMA – The Best Restaurant in the World

    Alex Brás
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Lets celebrate September with a Nordic Breeze.  The Nordics are very well known for their clean design, cellphones that could take down a brick wall and car safety. Nordic Cuisine however is rarely the main conversation issue.  Well, at least until you see NOMA.    Let me lay it on you as simply as this: 2010, 2011, […]
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    purelygenuine

  • Black Gold and Turquoise Room

    Alison Sorensen
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    I just learned that you can create design and fashion boards on Polyvore.  I thought it would be fun to try out, and it was super simple and fun! Black Gold and Turquoise Room by elatedesigns featuring white shelves Ceiling light wayfair.com Turquoise lamp koehlerhomedecor.com Zigzag rug zgallerie.com Kelly Wearstler home decor kellywearstler.com Linen throw pillow barneys.com Framed wall art $270 – superette.co.nz Contemporary home decor laylagrayce.com Framed wall art $120 – bonanzamarket.co.uk Faux silk curtain wayfair.com Throw pillow shopcandelabra.com Kate Spade Gold…
  • 7 Simple Cheats to Help Sell Your Home Faster

    Alison Sorensen
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    I found a great staging site called Home Staging Resource.  I am re-blogging their post because they have really good information and beautiful photos.  You can find their post here.  Selling your home especially in a timely manner can be a long and difficult process.  Home Staging Resource has come up with 7 awesome ideas on how you can help sell your home faster. If you’ve ever been in a home that has columns in it, you know that these columns can be in the way and it’s can be a challenge to decorate around them.  It’s very important that when you’re selling…
  • What I Wish I Knew Before Selling My House: Staging 101

    Alison Sorensen
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:52 pm
    So, this month I’m going to be blogging about staging and how it can affect you if you are selling your house.  I’ll also be posting about how you can accessorize your accessories. If you’re selling your home and even if you aren’t, I’ve come up with a super list when it comes to staging.  I’m trying to sell my house right now and I’ve realized while coming up with this huge list, that I haven’t even dented the surface.  I’ve got a lot of work to do.  It can take a lot of time to do EVERYTHING  on the list, but it will be worth it in…
  • How Long Does the Interior Design Process Take?

    Alison Sorensen
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    So, we’ve been talking all month about what an interior designers is an what they do.  Today we’re  going to focus on how long the design process can take. I’ll use my eDesign services as an example…First off you may be wondering what eDesign is.  eDesign is an affordable online design service available to anyone, go here for more info. My clients start out by filling out a questionnaire, taking photos of the existing room and uploading them, taking measurements, and collecting inspiration images (if any) of the room you’d like designed.  The client then sends…
  • Are interior designers for only wealthy people?

    Alison Sorensen
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    This is a good question, but it depends.  It depends on the designer you want to hire.  There are those “rich and famous” clients that pay more than an arm and a leg (I’m sure) to have a designer design their home.  If you are looking for that particular designer, then most likely, no, you can’t afford them.  On the other hand, if you are like so many other “normal regular” people you can find a designer out there that you can afford.  Just remember, not every designer is perfect for you and same goes for the designer.  If you are the type of person…
 
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    Barnlight Originals Blog

  • 3 Reasons to Include Rustic Lighting in Your Home

    Alexandra Crafton
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    It isn’t hard to notice that what might’ve been a subculture phenomenon—rustic interior design—has now become a mainstream go-to style. Why? Because not only is the rustic look both timeless and trendy, but it works, especially when it comes to lighting. Let us explain… Rustic Lighting, a Subtly Bold Statement about Your Style “If food is the prose of a party, then lights are its poetry.” Recognize that line? It’s from the film Meet Joe Black. Allison Parish, one of William Parish’s daughters, says it when she’s planning her father’s birthday party. As lovely and…
  • What You Don’t Know About Energy Efficient Lighting

    BarnLight Originals
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:57 am
    Green Home Builder Opts for Astro Deep Bowl Shades When Southern California-based home builder, John Steed, asked about our Astro Deep Bowl Shades for his green home project, I was confused and intrigued. I was happy that he was interested in our lights, of course, but I wasn’t too sure whether these fixtures would meet the requirements of energy efficient lighting. We don’t advertise our light fixtures as being “green” per se, although many of them are considered energy efficient products, especially when choosing such lamp sources as LEDs and CFLs. But John did not opt for these,…
  • New Collection of Vintage Light Pendants

    BarnLight Originals
    28 May 2014 | 3:36 pm
    We’ve Added a Whole New Series of Vintage Style Pendants. Inspiration for lighting can come from absolutely anywhere. Our new vintage light pendants aren’t for the faint of heart—or taste. Our Vintage Lights collection features antique pendant lighting designs that are eye-catching, smart, and bold.  If you want your home lighting to make a statement, then you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for here. We have eclectic pendant designs that mimic anything from a doctor’s surgery lamp to a fisherman’s oyster bucket. It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But trust me.
  • Ordering Custom Light Fixtures is as Easy as 1-2-3!

    BarnLight Originals
    6 May 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We love to give our customers lots of options, but we completely understand when we simply do not have what you are looking for; sometimes, ordering custom light fixtures is the way to go. Are you looking for a finish we don’t have? Do you want to add a couple of inches to a gooseneck arm? Or do you want your company’s logo outlined onto a shade? Or better yet, do you have an idea for a custom-made light fixture that is a complete concoction out of your creative imagination? That’s great! We can bring your lighting dreams to life! We work directly with our light manufacturers, and…
  • Quick ship Fremont | BarnLight Originals Exclusive!

    BarnLight Originals
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    As you know, we have a whole new series of Quick ship fixtures that are available in half the time. What you don’t know is that our Quick ship Fremont is a BarnLight Originals exclusive, meaning you won’t find this light anywhere else. It has a design characteristic of our warehouse shade light fixtures, except it has more of a plump shade design that softens its look. It comes in a range of sizes from 12 to 17 inches, and it is also available as a gooseneck, cord-hung pendant, or stem mounted ceiling light. If you want to give it a more industrial look, an optional Wire Grill Accessory…
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  • Tai & Architectural Design keeps it simple for Taipei apartment interior

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    ::cck::240::/cck::::introtext::Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei "as minimal as possible" so it can be easily reverted to its original state (+ slideshow). The apartment is being rented by a couple working in the city centre, who asked Tai & Architectural Design to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.::/introtext::::fulltext::Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei "as minimal as possible" so it can be easily reverted to its original state (+ slideshow). The apartment is being rented by…
  • Wide Open Plan with Interesting Elements

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    ::cck::231::/cck::::introtext::We love an airy open plan home scheme here at Home Designing, and this one has some particularly interesting features. This wide open space has a skeleton of raw walls and steel columns, and to counterbalance these rather industrial features the décor has been designed with small injections of color and shapely arrangements.::/introtext::::fulltext::On the outside of the modern home we see that the building is box-like in shape, thus the interior gains little influence from the architectural layout.  In contrast, the pool decking sweeps away in a curvaceous…
  • Elasticsearch HQ by Garcia Tamjidi Architecture

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    ::cck::221::/cck::::introtext::With offices in Amsterdam and satellite support teams throughout Europe, Elasticsearch found a new home in Los Altos, a city that continues to establish itself as a technology hub.::/introtext::::fulltext::Producing an open source, real-time search and analytics engine, the focus turns to space that primarily supports engineering, sales and customer operations. A fully transparent boardroom is centrally located to separate the focused engineering teams from the active sales and support teams. Perimeter meeting rooms and breakout areas act as stop-and-go spaces…
  • Ultra Sleek Private Home with Incredible Architecture

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    ::cck::218::/cck::::introtext::From the exterior through the bedrooms and private wine cellar, this modern home from architect Guido Costantino is spectacular. The natural materials in use throughout the home, including slabs of unfinished concrete and beautiful wood floors, play with the idea natural vs. industrial to great effect while each piece of furniture is just enough and never too much.::/introtext::::fulltext::From any angle, this home is impressive. The outdoor pool is the ultimate indulgence, Even the pool chairs are perfectly minimal in their design. A main dining room has…
  • 4 Qualities to Look For in Your Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    ::cck::217::/cck::::introtext::Looking for bathroom renovation contractor? Make sure to check these 4 qualities in prior to hiring one. Taking on the job of remodeling your bathroom can be an exceptionally difficult task, and there is a very good chance that you will want a professional contractor to do the work. However, it is important to make sure that you hire a qualified, professional bathroom remodeling contractor, and there are a number of things that you should look for when hiring one.::/introtext::::fulltext::1. Certification The first thing you should look into is to see if the…
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  • “Pillows To Inspire Your Style”

    Kimberly Edwards
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    “Classic Country French Pillow By “Pierre Deux”. Love The Coloration And The Bold Statement It Brings To The Room!” “These Hand Made Pillows Are So Special, They Are From My Favorite Vintage Inspired Boutique “Three Sisters”. Love The Mix Of Fabrics With A Real Silk Screened Photo, The Detail Is Amazing!” “My Favorite Find From “Anthropologie”. Love This Image Of Venice, Italy With Metallic Gold Design Imprinted On The Pillow, It’s Got That Wow Factor!” “The Detail Here Is Truly Gorgeous! This Is My Part Of My…
  • Shopping European Luxury At “Cover Story”

    Kimberly Edwards
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    “Classic Beauty Mixed With Lilac & Creamy Tones Is Quite Luscious Here! The Pewter Ceramic Tableware Makes A Beautiful Statement!” “Cover Story’s Sumptuous Bedding Is Displayed Beautifully Here! Love This Warm & Inviting Color Palette Accented With The “Chinoiserie Style Pillow” A Perfect Pairing!” “The Theme Here Is “Autumn Is Beckoning!” The Fall Colors In This Centerpiece Are Dynamic For Entertaining” “Cover Story Has Their Own “French Flower Market” Without The Trip To Paris, France!”…
  • “Creative Embellished Gift Wrapping Ideas”

    Kimberly Edwards
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    “Happiness In Blushing Pink Simplicity, Such A Feast For The Senses!” “Artistry & Textures Mix Well Here, Layered Ribbons Contrasted With Touches Of Nature Look Simply Divine!” (*Note The Hand Painted Leaves On The Paper, So Creative!) “Pretty & Shabby Chic Has It All Wrapped Up Here! Such A Clever Mix Of Contrasting Textures, Very Charming! “The Feather Is the Centerpiece Of This Whimsical Charmer! Very Unexpected & Playful Feather Is Fabulous! Love it! “The Simplicity Of This Is Such Perfection! Love The Neutral Palette, Using The Tulle…
  • What’s New At “Vintage & Vogue”

    Kimberly Edwards
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    “Vintage & Vogue’s Charming Window Display – Reminiscent Of A French Flower Market” “A Vision Of Loveliness For Your Vanity Or Bedside Table, Images From The Past Are Perfection Here!” “Glamour & Glitz Is The Theme Here, Fabulous Yummy Luxury For A Night Out On The Town!” “This Nature Inspired Display Has Such Soothing Shades & Touches Of A Parisian Influence” “Vintage Meets A Garden Party With A Hint Yummy Turquoise Mixed In!” “How Can You Resist Her Charming Vintage Sweetness! She’s Waiting For…
  • The “Bianco” Inspired Shopping Experience

    Kimberly Edwards
    6 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    “Bianco’s Magic Is At Work Here! Check Out The Reflection In The Mirror, Pure Loveliness!” “My Personal Favorite Is This Enchanting Swan Table, It’s Loveliness Here Is So Magnificent Topped With All The Luscious Glass Candle Holders” “Love The Flower Inspired Design Of This Sophisticated Hat” “What A Charming Display Of Bianco’s French Ceramic Collection” “Touches Of European Luxury Are Sprinkled Throughout Bianco’s Boutique!” Just A Sampling Of Bianco’s Luxurious Bath Treats Along With Yummy French…
 
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    Mareadesign.com

  • 20 Entrancing Mini Swimming Pool Designs

    Danty
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    The size of your swimming pool will be influenced by the amount of space in the yard. The small size could make the yard looks wider. These Mini Swimming Pool Designs will be inspiring you.
  • Post and Beam Home Plans: What You Need to Know

    Admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    Post and beam home plans are the plans of the home which are design to build the home by heavy timber. The post and beam home plans are made in simple way with open space of the house. The post and beam home plans are made for you who loves traditional home. The plans can […]
  • 17 Delightful Modern Small House Designs

    Kai
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Here we give you 17 Delightful Modern Small House Designs for your inspirations.
  • Surprising Walk in Closet Design Layout

    Fitri
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    With the walk-in closet, your personal belongings become more organized and neatly arranged. So we have surprising walk in closet design layout for you to try!
  • Modern Patio Furniture Ideas for Exterior Home Design

    Admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    If you kind of person who cares about creating a cozy place and beautiful design in your house, outdoor home design should be the one to consider. If you have a backyard or a garden in your house, then you must have the perfect fit patio furniture ideas for it. You need patio furniture in […]
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    MyBedFrames: Blog

  • 10 Ultimate Bachelor Bedrooms For Every Man

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    Interior design doesn’t always come naturally, and with all the different elements like colours, space, lighting etc. that make up a room – it can be difficult to know where to start.  For me, it is essential to keep personality in the bedroom – but, as a bachelor, you want to keep an element of style, sophistication and sexiness; a ‘grown up’ look that will impress any female friends you may decide to invite over.  Here are 10 fun (and perhaps ever-so-slightly stereotypical) examples of male bedrooms which expresses personality, to inspire you: 1. The Sports Fanatic Okay, so…
  • 11 Interior Designers On Instagram You Need To Follow

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    When stuck in a lull of un-inspirational thoughts, finding that something to pick you back up can be hard. Instagram however is a banquet full of inspiration and creativeness that would get anyone interested in interior design fired up. Only problem is finding and following those accounts that do just that. Today, I have scoured Instagram and collected the best interior design Instagram accounts that will get your creative juices following. Jonathan Adler Filled with an array of idyllic photo’s, Jonathan’s Instagram feed is sure to send inspiration your way. Alessandra Branca Whether…
  • 16 Ways to Stay Cool While You Sleep This Summer

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    So far, the British summer has actually been good to us. There has been a few hiccups where we have had a few downpours. But for the most part, the sun has been shining with no sign of leaving anytime soon. Unfortunately with any good British summer comes the humidity that will hover around 60-80%, leaving you sweaty and uncomfortable during the night. In places like the US, houses are more equipped and ready for unbearably hot nights with the aid of air conditioners. Here in the United Kingdom however, where hot and humid nights are less frequent, we have to be a little more creative when it…
  • Take Your Next Dinner Party By Storm With The Cloud.

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    Described as a ‘nightlight/night speaker hybrid’, the ‘Cloud’ offers a soothing experience whether just using it as a lamp or as a musically activated speaker. “Advances in physical computing and interaction design hardware over recent years have created a new breed of smartobjects, which are gaining more and more traction in the design world” say’s its creator, Richard Clarkson. Wow your friends and family with this truly unique lamp. Equipped with lights, motion sensors, a speaker system and microphones, this lamp packs quite a surprise. Add a new dimension to your living room…
  • Bizarre sleep disorders (that will keep you up at night)

    23 Jun 2014 | 3:33 am
    “Sleep is the single most important health behaviour we have” That’s according to Professor Russell Foster, head of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford, who goes on to say that sleep “affects everything from our day-to-day functioning to our long-term physical and mental health.” And yet, we appear to be encountering more and more problems with our collective sleeping patterns, and there are now over 80 recognized sleeping disorders – some of which are truly bizarre (and will never make you complain about your partner’s snoring again)!
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