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    Bloesem
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    We could not be more impressed with Jurianne Matter's new collection. As one of our Bloesem class teachers, she spent some time in Singapore teaching us home and interior styling, these pictures just reinforce our belief that she is a pro! Everything in the collection is spot on and all with a story behind it. We love how she designs her pieces based on memories and things she sees in her day-to-day life. The cups, she reminisces, were inspired by the times she warmed her hands with a warm cup of cocoa while watching dozens of seagulls fly in beautiful patterns. While the LookUP teatowel…
  • Best Professionally Designed Bath: Etelamaki Architecture

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    Meredith Swinehart
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The winner of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Professionally Designed Bath Space is Etelamaki Architecture of Brooklyn, New York. The firm's project was chosen as a finalist by Remodelista editor in chief, Julie Carlson, who said: "I love the mix of materials in this project: the original brick wall, the modern tub, the DIY Lindsey Adelman brass chandelier, the strip of wood used as a mount for the tub faucetry. It's a modern functional space but with plenty of character." Take a look at the project and read what firm principal Jeff Etelamaki has to say about…
  • Design Ideas Living Room Modern Colors

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    sarah ramdan
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
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  • 7 SLEEK WATERFALL KITCHEN ISLAND COUNTERS

    COCOCOZY
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Renovations have been top of mind for me lately.  Today I am musing about waterfall counters for kitchen islands.  The idea is that the surface you use as your kitchen countertop then... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 20 Euro Palettes Furniture Ideas – Interior Inspiration

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    Founterior
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    Today I would like to introduce you to this top trendy flow in the interior design – using wooden Euro […] The post 20 Euro Palettes Furniture Ideas – Interior Inspiration appeared first on Founterior.
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  • White Texture: Bathroom Trend

    Ali Morris
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Embossed textures, cut outs and white on white patterns bring subtle decoration to these understated washbasins and tubs. Konstantin Grcic worked with Swiss bathroom brand Laufen to produce a series of washbasins made from Laufen’s revolutionary ‘SaphirKeramik’ material. Composed of geometric shapes, patterns and textures of varying sizes, the designs feature decorative but functional details such as textured drainage surfaces for placing soap and bathroom products. Comprising two gently textured egg-shaped tubs and a curved basin, the architecturally designed…
  • HASH by Minimalux

    Ali Morris
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The first in a series of engineered furniture designs by British brand Minimalux, ‘HASH’ is a free standing, solid metal bookshelf. Made in London from solid mirror polished brass or stainless steel, the HASH shelving marks Minimalux’s first foray into furniture design. As the name suggests HASH consists of a mesh of 33 individual, precision milled and hand polished solid metal bars, all mechanically fixed together to form a framework and resting place for books and magazines. Minimalux founder and creative director Mark Holmes comments, ”We’ve been…
  • CODE by Sonia

    Ali Morris
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    Characterized by its simplicity, high capacity storage and quality finishes, CODE is a new, versatile bathroom furniture collection from Spanish bathroom brand Sonia. CODE’s modular components can be used to create a tailored bathroom environment. Offered in lacquered or laminated finishes, CODE includes a wall vitrine as well as a base unit in four sizes, with fully extendable drawers, top drawer with dividers, right opening door and soft-close system. Finish options include fresno, white, nut, blanco gloss and graphite gloss with accents in chrome. A towel bar + tumbler and optional…
  • Neon: Color Trend

    Ali Morris
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Neon hues are color blocked or mixed with neutral shades to create eye-catching furniture designs. The Color wood side tables by Scholten & Baijings for Karimoku New Standard explore craft, tradition and the characteristics of thinned wood. The texture of the wood, colour stains and printed graphic patterns are overlaid to create a graphic mix of contemporary techniques and traditional craft. Made of robust and versatile molded oak-veneered plywood, the This That Other seating series by Stefan Diez for e15 was launched earlier this year at the Salone del Mobile in neon pink.
  • 3D-Printed Vessels: Top Five

    Ali Morris
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    As 3D printing has become more accessible a wealth of new and adventurous home products have emerged. Due to their small scale and decorative function, vessels and vases have been the most popular product with which to test and experiment with the rapidly-advancing technology’s capabilities. Here we round up five of the most impressive designs to date. New York-based Italian designers Barbara Busatta and Dario Buzzini have created the ‘Machine Series’ - a set of tableware pieces with carefully considered shapes, proportions, and surface finishes that can be printed out…
 
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  • Weekend Summer Inspiration + Best of Web

    Maxwell Tielman
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Above photo by @two13vintage. You guys—September is a week away. If that sentence doesn’t make your blood run cold and your soul want to hide in a corner, I don’t know what will. Seriously—where did this season go? Although summer’s official end date (at least up here in the Northern hemisphere) is September 22, there’s something about the shift in tone after Labor Day that sounds the death knell for summer. Still— I don’t mean to be all doom and gloom—there’s one more week, after all! So, to kick off your last-ditch efforts to soak up the sun…
  • In the Kitchen With: Elaine McCardel’s Sicilian Trifle

    Kristina Gill
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The trifle is a traditional English layered dessert generally made of alcohol soaked sponge cake, layered with custard, gelatin, whipped cream and fruit (not necessarily in that order), and served in a glass dish.   As a child, I remember being fascinated by desserts layered in glasses such as trifles, sundaes and what we refer to as parfaits in the US.  I even like to think of tiramisù as a trifle, even though I am sure very many people would disagree! This week Elaine McCardel, author of the food blog The Italian Dish, shares her version of a trifle inspired by her Sicilian heritage.
  • Provincetown’s Salt House Inn

    Amy Azzarito
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Once cottages for 19th century salt mine workers, the Salt House Inn opened as a refuge for those escaping from their own version of the salt mines in the city to the beach town of Provincetown, Massachusetts. The project was a collaboration between hotel industry innovator David Bowd and interior designer Kevin O’Shea, who purchased the property in May 2011. David, originally from the English village of Salt, which partly inspired the Inn’s name, has been in the hotel business for 30 years. Kevin studied interior architecture at RISD and then began a career in hotel design and opened…
  • Knit Wit: A New Magazine About A Timeless Craft

    Maxwell Tielman
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The art of textile making is one of the world’s oldest, a pursuit that has followed practically every civilization since the dawn of mankind. With the potential for functionality and beauty, textiles have served both our physical and emotional needs, weaving together generations, communities and entire cultures through their communicative and connective power. We here at Design*Sponge don’t think we’re alone in saying we love a good textile. In recent years, we have seen the art of textile making, especially in our own locales, experience something of a…
  • The Consumption Conundrum: Connecting With Makers and Making Mindful Purchases

    Maxwell Tielman
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Over the past few weeks, we’ve been contemplating our spending habits and, more specifically, what it means to splurge. The idea of splurging is a somewhat enigmatic one, its definition shifting depending on its context and usage, but I’ve always associated it with the broader notion of spending more than one typically would on something. As our team sat around our little table at Makeshift Society discussing what the term means to each of us specifically (Amy noted how she prefers to splurge on beautiful, memorable experiences; Grace mused on the importance of waiting for the…
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  • My Houzz: Color and Fun Behind a Victorian Facade (13 photos)

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    After living in a loft on the east side of Toronto for a number of years, Andrea Van Leeuwen and Daniel Habashi were eager to move back west to be closer to friends and family. They came out on top in a bidding war for an 1880s Victorian townhouse in the Dundas West neighborhood. Its spot on a quiet...
  • Smart Plantings Grace a Hillside Garden (17 photos)

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Most of landscape architect Pete Pedersen’s projects aren’t eight years in the making — but then again, they’re not his own family’s property. This one is. Starting with a blank hillside, Pedersen designed a lush, inviting landscape that abuts open space and captures views of Mount Tamalpais,...
  • Kitchen of the Week: Industrial Design’s Softer Side (8 photos)

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    The style was pretty well set when kitchen designer Jane Powell created this kitchen for Phoebe and Nick Bryans and their three kids. “Phoebe had a clear vision of what she wanted, which was design-led with a slightly industrial feel, using stainless steel and brick,” Powell says. But in addition...
  • Room of the Day: Nautical Chic Brings the Cozy to a Family Room (3 photos)

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    This long, narrow room in a historic home once belonging to a sea captain needed to work extra hard. Interior designer Jocelyn Chiappone of Digs Design Company was hired to create a comfortable gathering space for a family of five...
  • Guest Picks: Crazy for Cobalt (20 photos)

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s bold and bright, fun and festive. From accessories and accents to furniture and lighting, cobalt makes a statement wherever it goes! Here is a lineup of our favorite pieces to infuse any room with one of this season’s hottest shades. — Kristy and Beth from Design...
 
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  • Arro Home Design Crush

    decor8
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    I found out lately about Arro Home on Instagram and oh my goodness I had to bookmark them so I’d remember to share with all of you. They are this wickedly cute design label out of Australia who ship worldwide and just have the most joyful and festive homewares stuff ever. Check them out.     My wish list: Dot Dash cloth napkins, Bowtie tea towels, pink lunch plate, pink snack plate, pink stripe beaker, pink stripe mug, apple cushion, microscope cushion and all of the fun pillowcases.But most of all, I would love to own the Stepped Cross Quilt. Swoon. What do you see that…
  • Aura Home Bedding

    decor8
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    I have to share some great new bedding from Aura Home with you that I’m hoping to get for my bedroom redesign. I need to get my bedroom looking good because after having a baby, I didn’t bother to decorate it because the room has been all about function, function, function since our little guy has slept in there with us in his little bed for the past 6 months. But soon, I’m thinking to move him into his room or at least start getting him in that direction even if it’s a bit sporadic as “cry it out” sleep training is not for me so I know it will take a ton…
  • My Office Sideboard – Vote For Your Favorite!

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    22 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Has it really been three days since my last blog post? My goodness where does the time go in the summer? I have been out so much with the baby and so active that time is just flying by. I’m almost looking forward to the cold months when we can spend more time indoors when time seems to almost slow down… Of course, when winter comes I’m suddenly wishing for summer back so I guess the point is to just enjoy life day-to-day, right? How are you doing? We are fine – Aidan is only 6 months old and has two teeth popping up, is learning to crawl and already all over his room…
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    Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

  • The World’s Largest Ice Sheets are Melting at an Unprecedented Rate

    Colin Payne
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A recent report brings more bad news for the future of the human race on Earth, as the world’s two largest ice sheets are melting faster than ever before. On Wednesday the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany released a new report that shows the ice sheets in western Antarctica and Greenland are melting at their fastest rate since observations began – and contributing to sea level rise twice as fast as they were five years ago. Read the rest of The World’s Largest Ice Sheets are Melting at an Unprecedented Rate Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alfred wegener,…
  • Upcycled Shipping Containers are Reborn as Colorful Schoolrooms

    Inhabitat
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Shipping containers are commonly seen on the backs of trucks all over the world, but few of us are accustomed to seeing them in our schools! You can find them for sale in Perth, New York, London, Cape Town, and just about any other major town or city throughout the world, and their durability makes them ideal for long-term building projects. From North America to Africa and Europe, people are recycling and repurposing these containers to combat the lack of free space in schools, creating much-needed classrooms for their students. Here’s a quick round-up of some of the best ones…
  • Engineering Students Create the World’s First Unstealable Bike

    Kristine Lofgren
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Chances are that if you do a lot of bike commuting, you’ve had a cycle or two (or three) stolen. Three engineering students in Chile got sick of replacing their own stolen bikes, so they decided to do something about it. The result is the Yerka Project: A bike that the inventors say is impossible to steal. Good news for bike riders, bad news for thieves. Read the rest of Engineering Students Create the World’s First Unstealable Bike Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike commuting, bike frame lock, bike locks, bike theft, bike transportation, Chilean engineering…
  • Crystal Clear Solar Panels Could Turn Your iPhone Into an Energy Generator

    Colin Payne
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s smartphones are dominated by their screens – and researchers just unveiled a new type of 100% transparent solar panel that could turn displays, windows, and other transparent surfaces into clean energy generators. Vice Motherboard reports that Michigan State University has come up with a crystal clear solar concentrator that can be integrated into anything with a clear surface – from the window of your house to the screen on your smartphone – to gather energy without blocking the view. Read the rest of Crystal Clear Solar Panels Could Turn Your iPhone Into an Energy…
  • Hobbit-Style Turf Homes: Sustainable Houses that Lasts for Centuries

    Brian Barth
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Read the rest of Hobbit-Style Turf Homes: Sustainable Houses that Lasts for Centuries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", "sustainable architecture", Architecture, Eco Architecture, eco design, green architecture, Green Building, green design, green materials, green roof, Hobbit House, Iceland, Nordic countries, norway, old world, sod house, sod roof, Sustainable Building, sustainable design
 
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  • Small Apartment in Stockholm Encapsulating A Glass-Walled Bedroom

    Lavinia
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    This small apartment in Stockhom, Sweden impressed us with its original layout and stylish decorating scheme. Discovered by Freshome on Svensk Fastighets, the 34 square-meter crib displays comfortable living spaces with a powerful aesthetic appeal. The first interior you are likely to observe upon entering this apartment is the bedroom, creatively separated from the rest of the project through glass walls. Pebbles under the bed, a giant mirror and framed graphics contribute to the Scandinavian personality of this space. A series of accent items such as the coffee table, the candles or the…
  • 10 Exterior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

    Shelley Little
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    There are some basic exterior design lessons that everyone should know about. Image Source: Cardello Architects While we all want a spectacular home that stands out amongst the rest; we also want a home that blends with its surroundings and neighborhood. Designing the exterior of a home can be a complicated process of color choices, materials, balancing shape and lines— it is not a job for novice designers. Do you ever wonder what makes a home exterior visually appealing? Why are there certain homes on the street that make you stop in your tracks and gawk in awe of its beauty?  It is…
  • Confined Argentinian Home Arranged Around a Small Courtyard Illuminating Modern Spaces

    Ada Teicu
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Within the confinement of a small plot, a modern home offering an open layout for enjoying both the inside and outdoors might seem close to impossible. But then again, architects have a way to visualize the given space in its completed stage and walk around construction sites like they’d walk across the finished home. This compact plot measuring 10 meters wide by 14 meters deep stands 20 meters from the property line. In the middle of such a tight space, the modern home was supposed to be basked in natural light and extend living outdoors. Spreading over just 120 square meters, the…
  • Hillside Dream Home Embedding Dramatic Panoramas Into Casual Californian Lifestyle

    Ada Teicu
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    Beautifully isolated to shape a luxurious environment, the Holmby Hills Residence rests on a 57,250 square feet site in Holmby Hills, Bel Air, Los Angeles, so you can see where it gets its name from. The location inspired not only its name, but its openness towards panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills beyond. Designed by London-based Quinn Architects, the luxury Californian home itself spreads over 15,250 square feet of perfectly manicured spaces. The luxurious villa built for for international property developer Estate Four as a speculative residential development can be easily seen as a…
  • Creative Rolling Flower Pots for Healthier, Happier Plants

    Lavinia
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    Inspired by the movement of sunflowers, Studio BAG Disseny designed these rolling flower pots that provide more functionality than regular plant holders. According to the project developers, common pots are static, so ‘why not provide them with movement to enable them to follow the path of the sun, to sway in a breeze or grow at will?’ Handmade out of waterproof terracotta in La Bisbal d’Empordà in Spain, these twisting flower pots display a semi-conical shape and the ability to whirl. The plant can be easily moved by subtly manipulating the base. This way, more sunlight can reach…
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  • 10 Back-To-School Essentials

    Marianne Colahan
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:56 pm
    10 Back-To-School EssentialsWhether you’re heading back to school this fall, or heading back to work after a vacation, it’s important to outfit your workspace with functional design items that inspire creative thinking. The Dwell Store has assembled a collection of ten items that will get you ready for school, work, and commuting. When it comes to inspiring great work, look no further than Charles and Ray Eames. This bold notebook features a numerical pattern made famous by the pair, and includes an interior pocket, bookmark, and elastic band for keeping the notebook secure. 
  • Striking Pool and Guest House in Virginia

    allie@dwell.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Striking Pool and Guest House in VirginiaA new guest house and shading structure add a dynamic touch—and extra space for entertaining—to a Virginia property. An angled 26-foot by 64-foot roof dominates the guest house, situated between a 1930s farmhouse and the Rappahannock River in King George, Virginia, approximately 60 miles from Washington, DC. Fifteen years after they’d added guest space to their 1930s Art Deco farmhouse, a couple asked architect Mark McInturff to create more ample space for visitors on their property in King George, Virginia. “They wanted me to replace the…
  • House in the Los Angeles Hills Inspired by California Modernists

    allie@dwell.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    House in the Los Angeles Hills Inspired by California ModernistsWhen Gary Johns discovered a nondescript, Mediterranean-style home in Los Angeles in 1987, he loved its large lot—nearly an acre—and views of the city. Johns bought it and set on rebuilding the house in the style of California modernists such as Richard Neutra and Rudolf Schindler. A few years later, Johns considered adding additional accommodations to the property and consulted famed California architect John Lautner, who drew a complete set of plans that were never realized. The home is now on the market. Click through the…
  • How to Pitch to Dwell

    allie@dwell.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    How to Pitch to DwellWant to appear in Dwell? Help get your project noticed with these tips. Dwell's September 2014 issue. One of the most frequently asked questions I encounter when I'm out and about is "how do you find the projects you feature in Dwell magazine?" While it's true that the editors and I review thousands of submissions each year, there are a few things that always get our attention and allow a certain project to rise to the top. I thought I'd share a few of those attributes here today.  Best Practices  - Send images and information to edit@dwell.com. Include a quick note on…
  • 10 Bedroom Design Ideas

    allie@dwell.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    10 Bedroom Design IdeasIt's tempting to place the most design attention on the public spaces in your home, but these bedrooms show the power of a great sleeping space. Don't shy away from dramatic touches. In this renovated Brooklyn tenement, black walls, a large artwork, and a Louis XV–style bedframe found on eBay make the bedroom a surprisingly cozy retreat.
 
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  • Friday Links

    Katie
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    Why you should wear sunscreen. Origami in space Hidden kitchen (via pinterest) 92 square feet backyard office An urban nature garden Excellent extension by Pendal and Neille, via plastolux   Have a nice weekend.
  • Tote Table

    Katie
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    A pink side table is just what you need, right? Don’t worry, there are other options too (blue, green, white, black, orange, and red) if pink isn’t your thing. It’s lightweight and perfectly at home indoors or outdoors, and with an easy-to-grab handle, you can move it back and forth as needed. Light to medium weight bodies may also use the Tote Table as a stool, so you’ve got a versatile option for all your living areas. Designer: Eric Pfeiffer, 2010 Materials: durable rotationally molded polyethylene
  • Flip and Tumble Tote Bag

    Kris
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    This sturdy bag is made entirely from 100% recycled-plastic bottles. I keep it in my daily commuting bag and it’s great for unexpected trips to the market. Folds flat, and when open measures 12.5″ wide, 15″ tall, with a 4.5″ gusset and features a flat plastic bottom. -Comes in 6 fun color combinations -Machine wash/Hang to dry.
  • Stop Marble Bookend

    Katie
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    File this under things that you definitely don’t need but want anyways. The Stop Marble Bookend is just what it says it is: a marble bookend. Squared off, the white Carrara or black Marquina marble bookend will solidly hold your books in place with its weight while showcasing the natural beauty of stone. And, if you’re thinking you could source something similar from your local stone supplier, best of luck to you. I bet you’d end up spending just as much, if not more. -Made of solid white Carrara marble or black Marquina marble -Honed, unsealed finish highlights the natural…
  • Georg Console Table and Stool

    Katie
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Small spaces can be tricky, but choose a few furnishings that work in multiple ways and you’ll be as happy as a clam. Take this Georg Console and Stool by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, for instance. The minimal, raw oak console would work in entryway as landing pad for keys and mail or in a living or bedroom area as an extra workspace. With only a 12.75″ depth, it could tuck in nicely in all sorts of spots to maximize your space. Metal wall-mounting brackets included. Designed by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm Made in Denmark. Materials: FSC-certified solid raw oak; STOOL,…
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  • Miniature Dog Campers: Retro Glam Camping for Pets

    Stephanie
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Camper aficionados who have full-sized mobile lodgings of their own can now have a matching miniature version made just for their pets. Designer Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs, who typically makes surrealist anthropomorphic furniture, got the idea when his daughter asked him to build a doghouse for their puppy. The Pet Camper is available in four different versions, or you can order a custom version in any materials, size, color and style that you like. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Fluffy and the Whale: Minimalist Fishbone House for…
  • Odd Chair Evolves Into Protective Earthquake Helmet

    Delana
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you ever find yourself in a severe earthquake, the first thing on your mind will probably be seeking protection. The Mamoris chair from design studios Znug Design and Poplife has you covered - literally. The chair is not the most attractive piece of furniture you could have in your home. In fact, it looks a bit like a toilet. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:
  • Moving Objects d’Art: Dynamic Internet Art For Your Walls

    Delana
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Once you buy a piece of art to hang on your wall, you're pretty much stuck with it until you decide to remove or replace it. But this is the future, so why should we have to settle for something as old-fashioned as permanent art? The Electronic Object is a computer that hangs on your wall to display dynamic, changeable, and even (literally) moving art. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:
  • Designer LED Bulbs Illuminate Your Space In High Style

    Delana
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Light bulbs more or less fade into the background when it comes to home decorating; they illuminate your designer light fixtures but they themselves are quite plain and boring. Japanese LED lighting site Only 1 revealed a line of textured and shaped light bulbs that are anything but boring. The line includes several unexpected shapes such as the spiky dragonfruit and several varieties of icicle: covered in thorns, filled with cracks, and stylized straight + smooth. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Bizarre Bulbs: Unique Lighting Design & Art…
  • Brilliant Rain Boots Roll Up Into a Tiny Portable Package

    Delana
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    When you take rain boots - or wellintons, depending on where in the world you reside - with you, it has to be a very deliberate choice. They are big, bulky, and difficult to pack, so if you're packing them to take on a trip, you'd better be absolutely sure it's worth the trouble. Barcelona-based designer Estel Alcaraz thought of a better way to handle waterproof footwear one day when she arrived home soaked to the bone by a rainstorm. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Rain Rulers: Colorful Rubber Boots Measure Water in Style Cinnamon Roll House…
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  • Artlifting: Helping homeless and disabled persons sell their art

    Linda Merrill
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    ArtLifting is a Boston-based initiative that sells the artwork of homeless and disabled individuals. Trinity by Allen Chamberland The have just launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $20,000 which will will allow them to expand to five more cities across the nation within the next six months and to add sixty-five new artists to the ArtLifting online platform. The five target cities include Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, New York City, and Washington D.C. Following the initial expansion, ArtLifting hopes to continue to expand to help homeless and…
  • Nook Cottage: Mud Room Plans

    Linda Merrill
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    My new little Nook Cottage home has a small back hall which leads out to a deck and the backyard. The stacking washer and dryer are in a large closet on the left of the door.Oddly, the washer/dryer were kind of sticking out into the hall and the closet doors were stuck open. I asked the landlord if it could be pushed back and the doors taken off, which luckily they could be.  It's great to have this space and that it's out of sight from the main area of the house. My plan has been to create a multi-functional mudroom/laundry room/storage closet/ coat closet.There are some really great…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E2 - Wining and dining in 18th century Scotland

    Linda Merrill
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    In this week's episode of the Starz series Outlander (S1E2) we get to know Castle Leoch, seat of the clan MacKenzie, and Laird Colum ban Campbell MacKenzie (seen above a dinner with his wife Letitia on the left). Colum has major health issues and his brother Dougal (who brought our heroine Claire to the castle) acts as his legs and is War Chieftan. Colum's health problems don't affect his mental state and he gets down to business interrogating Claire while plying her with food and drink. After refilling Claire's wine glass with whatever their "house" wine is, he has a decanter of his…
  • A great shower: It's the little things that make a big difference

    Linda Merrill
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Last summer, the kind folks at Brizo Faucet Company flew nearly 200 designers and bloggers to Memphis for a reunion of the various "Blogger 19" groups. For 3 or 4 years prior, they had been bringing together small groups of 19 to New York for fashion week and to share their newest products lines. So, the opportunity to all get together and take a tour of the huge Delta/Brizo faucet factory, be wined and dined, see old friends and make some new ones was a one in a million opportunity. As a generous parting gift, we each received our choice of a beautiful new shower head from their Baliza…
  • Hide the tv?

    Linda Merrill
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    I'm not a big tv watcher. And by big tv, I mean literally BIG tv. I certainly have my favorite shows, but the television doesn't ever take center stage, nor should it in most rooms. I've never had one in the bedroom or living room if I can help it. My new little house, Nook Cottage, is pretty tiny and one small tv set will do me. The living room is very small - room for a 75" sofa (coming soon!), a small Hepplewhite settee, coffee table, and something to put the tv set on. There's no room for side tables - so I've installed plug in sconces to light up the room.Do you like to hide your tv or…
 
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    Decorating Diva

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

    The Decorating Diva Blog & 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 & 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.
  • Faith & Flower Restaurant LA

    Jill-LA
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Back in June, I attended a breakfast event with Panasonic in conjunction with the Dwell on Design event taking place in Los Angeles. Our breakfast was hosted at the fabulous downtown LA restaurant, Faith & Flower, designed by AVRO | KO. I was taken by the interiors and photographed the space. For a full view, visit the Faith & Flower gallery website here or the designer website. Below are some of my highlights. (The food is great too, highly recommend!) Greeted by the exterior trellis. An elegant tufted banquette in the formal dining area. Goregous lighting, such as this chandelier,…
  • Past Meets Present

    Julia-Chicago
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
     Twice a year, I head to High Point Market in North Carolina along with two partners in design from my office.  High Point  is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world which attracts more than 75,000 people every six months. Anyone and everyone in the interior design, furniture and accessories world can be found at High Point Market to showcase and shop all the gorgeous new product introductions. This past April, I was delighted to discover an amazing new company, Mitchell Black, and I was even more delighted to find out they were also from Chi-town!! They were only a few…
  • Peachy Keen!

    Julia-Chicago
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    I love, love, love COLOR–So when Peachy Magazine recently asked me to select my fave finds in home decor all focused in one color, of course my answer to was an immediate “YES!!!” The only tough decision was just “What color to choose??”  I went with one of my all-time faves….my birthstone and a tie to my Southwestern Arizona roots….Turquoise! I knew right away some ah-mazing turquoise accessories to highlight from some of my best vendors that I showcase at my Buckingham Interiors + Design Showroom in Chicago. I was joined by some fabulous designer friends…
 
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    Oliveaux

  • Collected

    26 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    {House Beautiful}Scouring through my old files this afternoon I came across this image I saved back in 2008. I still love this vignette, the old table and beautiful paintings.  So pretty! Have a lovely weekend! x
  • A fresh kitchen

    6 Mar 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Walking into this kitchen would instantly make you happy. We love the pops of colour created by the gorgeous window pelmet and perfectly styled blooms.
  • A White + White Luncheon

    19 Feb 2014 | 5:55 pm
    The fabulous girls from White + White weddings and events put together a beautiful bridal shoot which featured some pieces from yours truly.What a gorgeous setting! We especially love our custom made lamp shade. Photo's by Vivid Photography, head over to Polka Dot Bride for more.
  • Layered & collected

    29 Jan 2014 | 4:50 pm
    So much interest in these beautifully layered rooms.
  • One more sleep!

    16 Jan 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Just a few of the big ticket items in tomorrow's sale. Hope to see you in store x
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    Remodelista

  • An LA Creative Unleashed: RTH Shop 2 in Los Angeles

    Sarah Lonsdale
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I fortuitously was in Los Angeles when René Holguin, owner of LA cult clothing and leather goods shop RTH, opened his second outpost, RTH Shop 2. While the first store is very much a modern trading post inspired by the “traveling American,” the second represents René's creative mind unleashed. As he explains, “Every artist has their board or wall of ideas, and the whole concept for RTH Shop 2 was for it to be an inspiration wall that comes to life." To that end René, a clothing designer and master of merchandising, has brought together a mix of photography, art…
  • Best Professionally Designed Bath: Etelamaki Architecture

    Meredith Swinehart
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The winner of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Professionally Designed Bath Space is Etelamaki Architecture of Brooklyn, New York. The firm's project was chosen as a finalist by Remodelista editor in chief, Julie Carlson, who said: "I love the mix of materials in this project: the original brick wall, the modern tub, the DIY Lindsey Adelman brass chandelier, the strip of wood used as a mount for the tub faucetry. It's a modern functional space but with plenty of character." Take a look at the project and read what firm principal Jeff Etelamaki has to say about…
  • Trending on Gardenista: A Winning Swimming Pool and More

    Margot Guralnick
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Like us, the Gardenista editors have been celebrating the Considered Design Award winners all week—while also hiding out in idyllic summery settings. Let's join them. Above: The winner of the Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Hardscape Project is Steven Harris Architects of New York City for this panoramic pool in the Napa Valley. Guest judge Neisha Crosland said she loves "the way the pool cuts through the natural landscape like a sneaky alligator." Above: "Everyone has a front door. No matter where you live, the elements you see when you approach your entryway…
  • 11 Camp-Style Bathrooms from Around the World

    Julie Carlson
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    There is something universally appealing about the humble camp-style bath. Here are our favorites from far-flung places (Japan, Finland, Denmark, England, and the US). Above: A plywood-clad bath in Japan by mA-style Architects via Design Boom. Note the clever towel bar hung above the sink. Above L: Clean-lined rusticity from the portfolio of photographer Richard Powers. Above R: A sink in a house in Little Venice, London, by architects Wells Mackereth. Above: A vintage sink in a bath in Sorrento Beach, Western Australia, by Shareen Joel Design of the website Share Design.
  • A Woodsy Cabin in a Happening LA Neighborhood—$115 a Night

    Julie Carlson
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Discovered on The Common Pursuit: A rustic cabin in Echo Park worthy of Henry Thoreau (and available for $115 a night). Photographer Brian Ferry of The Blue Hour spent a week there and says: "I had my coffee in the morning on the porch, sent some emails or read at the table, and later in the day, watched the sunset from the back deck. Simply done, but really thoughtful and tasteful." To see the listing, go to Airbnb. Photographs by Brian Ferry.  Above: The kitchen includes a hot plate, refrigerator, electric kettle, and assorted teas and coffee. Above: A collection of vintage tableware.
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • A Summer Squash Hot Dog — The Kitchn

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    From The Kitchn → Summer Squash: The New Hot Dog READ MORE »
  • Steal the Style: 10 Restaurant Interiors to Inspire Your Kitchen Renovation

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you're looking for inspiration for your kitchen remodel, what better place to look than to people who cook for a living? Restaurants and bars have to be both functional and stylish, and they're an excellent source of ideas for your kitchen. Here are ten of our favorite restaurant interiors from around the world, along with renovating ideas to steal from each one. READ MORE »
  • This Tiny House is Made from Water Tanks — Design News

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    The latest object to be turned into housing? Water tanks. Taku-Tanku is constructed from two recycled 3,000-liter water tanks connected by a wooden ring. It's on wheels, and can be transported by bike, car, or even boat. READ MORE »
  • DIY Herbal Smudge Sticks & Fire Starters

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    If you have an herb garden, chances are by this point in the growing season, you have an abundance of herbs. So once you've gathered, dried or frozen enough to meet your winter culinary needs, why not try your hand at making a super-simple fragrant herbal smudge stick or fire starter to enhance your outdoor gathering? READ MORE »
  • 8 Small (But Impactful) Bathroom Upgrades To Do This Weekend

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Does your bathroom need an upgrade? For not a lot of money, and without outside help, you can dramatically boost your bath’s appearance in a weekend — without the need for a full renovation. Small improvements (as your time and wallet allow) are a manageable alternative to full-scale remodeling, but have a transformative effect that’s refreshing and gratifying. Try one of these 8 small-scale projects yourself... READ MORE »
 
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • 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…
  • The Trustees of the Reservation Part I: A Visit to World’s End

    Becky
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Last week I was lucky enough to travel up to the coast of Massachusetts and visit some wonderful places. Thanks to the Trustees of the Reservation, 100 sites and 25,000 acres of land have been conserved. They manage a wide variety of sites, from the National Historic Site of Naumkeag, with it’s amazing gardens designed by Fletcher Steele, to more than 5 miles of trails through the dunes and greater site surrounding Crane’s Beach on the North Shore of Boston. photo - The Trustees of the Reservation I was able to visit two remarkable sites maintained by the Trustees of the…
  • Sale! 20% off iittala

    Becky
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    You have approximately one week to scoop up great deals on iittala — our 20% off sale ends on August 5th, 2014. In case you are unfamiliar with iittala, it’s a brand that offers many iconic pieces for design lovers, from hand-blown glass birds designed by Oiva Toikka to classic vases by Alvar Aalto. iittala Toikka Barn Owl By the way, in case you were wondering about the man who behind the birds, this is Oiva Toikka: But there is so much more to iittala than just the coolest glass birds around. It’s my go-to for host/hostess and wedding gifts. When there’s a sale like…
  • Designer Interview: Sarah Jane Studios

    Becky
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    We are so excited to announce the launch of a collaboration made in heaven. Illustrator Sarah Jane of Sarah Jane Studios has teamed up with Pop & Lolli to bring her charming and whimsical creations to removable fabric wallpapers and decals. Pop & Lolli founder Mia Viljoen first fell in love with Sarah Jane’s work when her daughters’ South African grandmother made them matching dresses from Sarah Jane’s fabric. She then realized the charming illustrations would make brilliantly gorgeous wall decor, decals and wallpaper . Today we’re sitting down with Sarah Jane…
  • Time to Bunk Those Kiddos Up. Flexa Children’s Furniture is on Sale!

    DesignPublic.com
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:35 am
    If your tot is in the need for a big-girl or big-boy bed, or will be soon, now is the time to scoop it up. Why? Because right now all Flexa products are 25% off. You can take some time to think it over, as the sale does not end until July 31, 2014, but start perusing now. Flexa Bunk Bed Here’s what is so awesome about Flexa. When your kiddo is in the bunk bed phase, the two beds stack safely one atop the other, complete with ladder. Flexa Bunk Bed with Jungle Curtains Next you can add cool curtains that turn it into an inviting fort. There are Princess, Jungle, and Pirate to choose…
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    Home Design Find

  • Magical House with no Walls in Sao Paulo

    Susan Kraemer
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Flanked by a huge bookcase, a library is completely open to the garden, and overlooks a reflecting pond. Seen in the background here, what seems to be a “library” is open on three sides. In fact, that room is a place to sleep, yet its integration into public views completely preserves its privacy in a way that is almost magical. While it is completely open air, the bedroom pavilion overlooking the pond is to one side of the house. Brazilian architect Fernanda Marques has created an unusual home that is totally open to the outside. An overhead tent of a glass roof is used to…
  • Rustic Home on the Range in Wyoming

    Susan Kraemer
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Outdoor seating by a roaring fire is arrayed on a wooded “rug” under a hefty hanging metal lampshade to create the cosiest of deck furnishings in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Giant blocks of hardwood are used to create the custom woodblock outdoor furniture by Pearson Design Group of Bozeman, Montana. Materials are used in an imaginative way throughout to define the home as a unique and special place to live. Found antlers and a headboard of a thick slice of hard wood with its edge left natural, is played off furs in a palette of browns and whites in the master bedroom to tell a story…
  • West Coast Luxury at California’s Laguna Beach

    Susan Kraemer
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    What an utterly stunning place to drift off to sleep! Designed by Horst Architects and Aria Design, the Rockledge Residence in Laguna Beach, California is the ultimate in luxury. The architects brief called for a relaxed family beach house where the client could engage family and friends. The clifftop dwelling is perched on the rocks high above Laguna Beach with a nearly sheer drop to sea’s edge. There is a casual and easy luxury in the design. Virtually every room is about enjoying the views and natural surroundings of the site. The house and a separate guest house meet around a…
  • Design Dilemma: Keeping Your Home Young

    preynolds
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    Traditional Dining Room by Los Angeles Media & Bloggers Kara Weik Does your home decor feel “old”? Are you stuck in a classic style you’ve clung to for years because you’re insecure about dabbling in anything new? It’s often not too hard to figure out the age of a homeowner just by taking stock of a home’s interior. Old homes often feel cluttered and stuck in time. It’s evident that the occupants settled on a style they liked 30 years ago, and never diverged from it. Often, there’s a feeling of claustrophia, simply because things seem…
  • Glorified Camping in the Puget Sound Rainforest

    Susan Kraemer
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Sneeoosh Cabin by ZeroPlus Architects is a barely enclosed tent-like structure with glass on all sides. It is gently nestled in amongst the trees overlooking Puget Sound in Washington. The house is raised off the ground and rests on a foundation of minimally invasive concrete disks which raises the house up off the ground. This avoids disturbing plants and the capillary-like tree roots that are close to the surface. The location on the Washington coastline has a cool and desolate feeling. Rickety existing stairs connect the site with the shoreline. The idea was to create a cabin that would…
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    Bloesem

  • Somethings I liked this week

    Bloesem
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
    Simply slow My favorite ribbons and twines Weekend in a box - an underwear for everyday of the weekend. Spotting the same shelves we have in our Bloesem studio.. they really are a good deal from Ikea. A calligraphy kit, perfect for beginners. DIY studio note roll board... such a great idea. Gorgeous silk screen totebag Coffee & calligraphy.. a perfect match. Raspberry swirl cheese cake anyone? It's crazy over here.. all hands on board to get in new stocks, wrap up Bloesem Gazette Vol.2 and welcome our latest Bloesem Class teacher Arounna! Hope your weekend is much more relaxing. Xo,…
  • An Inspired Life

    Bloesem
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    The best part about Bookhou's instagram is that it is a source of inspiration. For anyone that loves to create, Arounna, one half of the duo behind Canadian multi-disciplinary studio, Bookhou, let's us in join in the fun and the work that goes behind Bookhou. There's always beautiful nature shots, Arounna doing amazing watercoloring, some shibori dyeing gorgeousness and an occasional yummy treat! All of these make for a truly inspiring instagram feed.  If you didn't already know, or have just been inspired by Arounna, she will be here in Singapore teaching 2 Bloesem…
  • Get involved! Bloesem Gazette Volume 2

    Bloesem
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    We are proud to say that after the great feedback we got for Volume 1 of the Bloesem Gazette, which launched in May this year, we will be back with Volume 2 this September! Volume 2 of the Bloesem Gazette is in its final stages before it goes to print but there is still time to get involved with this issue!The Bloesem Gazette is a free quarterly publication circulated throughout Singapore that tells a story of exceptional quality with original content, featuring stories of interior design, shop visits, designer interviews and much more. We will be distributing 3000 copies around Singapore for…
  • Daily Inspiration

    Bloesem
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    We could not be more impressed with Jurianne Matter's new collection. As one of our Bloesem class teachers, she spent some time in Singapore teaching us home and interior styling, these pictures just reinforce our belief that she is a pro! Everything in the collection is spot on and all with a story behind it. We love how she designs her pieces based on memories and things she sees in her day-to-day life. The cups, she reminisces, were inspired by the times she warmed her hands with a warm cup of cocoa while watching dozens of seagulls fly in beautiful patterns. While the LookUP teatowel…
  • Somethings I liked this week

    Bloesem
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Irene shares 10 Beautiful travel books to add to your collection over on Condé Nast Traveler! Meet Mjölk 1600 Pandas for WWF A cool concept store and coffee bar in Glasgow Learning to sew? Before you cut your fabric.. Pineapple sorbet with chamomile tea, just what we need. Biz ladies quotable inspiration. Bolia's new collection.. a must see. We've always been a fan of Marjon Hoogervorst.. Bloesem class will be swinging back into full gear this second half of the year.. and we will be starting off with Shibori dyeing with Arounna from Bookhou. Will you be there? Xo, Bloesem…
 
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    2Modern Blog

  • Design Focus: Brody House Matisse Mural

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    When you have the power to request, reject, and finally approve a work of art directly from Henri Matisse, it’s safe to say that you have, as the euphemism goes, arrived. Sydney and Frances Brody, California philanthropists and art patrons with finely honed ideas about art, had that enviable brand of influence, and the story about how they came to commission and own a mural designed by the great French artist is a fascinating story in which money, vision, architecture and art collide—ultimately, for the greater good. The Brodys, already the owners of an unassailable art…
  • Behind the Design: Joe Gibson of Revolution Design House

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Our Behind the Design series aims to shed light on 2Modern’s new makers, emerging American designers dedicated to the craft of small-batch, hand-made design. Today we sit down with Joe Gibson, the co-founder and lead designer of Portland studio Revolution Design House. How did you get into design of furniture / home goods?  How did you go about learning the skills?  From a young age I have always enjoyed working with my hands, building and fixing things. It was not until my twenties when I left San Diego to move up to Portland to attend Oregon College of Art and Craft. At OCAC I…
  • NY NOW: Nordic Tabletop Flair From Superliving

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    We discovered the work of Danish brand Superliving at last week’s NY NOW, the biannual trade fair which offers a heady array of housewares and gift product lines by both new and established companies. Anette Stabel and Jesper Binger, married Danish designers, are behind Superliving’s lovely offerings, a mixture of tabletop and decorative objects that express their Nordic instinct for refined informality. A compact range of colorful candlesticks, cushions, clothing hooks and lamps comprise the collection, but Superliving’s porcelain tabletop pieces are a standout.
  • Now at 2Modern: 5 New Makers

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    As part of our focus on emerging American makers, we’re highlighting the work of 5 new 2Modern design brands: Ciseal: Nicole Hodsdon of Ciseal, the Irish word for “layer,” handcrafts bent plywood home objects from her Michigan studio. micklish: The thought and creativity Curtis Micklish pours into each of the products in his micklish line is evident in both the form and functionality of his designs. Revolution Design House: The team behind Revolution Design House follow the design mantra “Love what you own.” Their collection of unique, yet timeless…
  • 3-D Printed Wheels For a Disabled Puppy

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The story of TurboRoo, a disabled Indianapolis chihuahua puppy, has gone viral, and why not? It’s a heartwarming story about an impossibly cute pup, to be sure, but also illustrates the quick, relatively inexpensive ‘greater good’ possibilities inherent in 3-D printing technology. Born without front legs, TurboRoo’s breeder had the foresight to take him to a veterinary hospital, where his charms got him immediately adopted by hospital technician Ashley Looper. Looper launched an online fundraising campaign to help find TurboRoo a mobile option, and fortune…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Selling Your Home? Get it Ready- Get it Sold!

    Michael Landfair
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    From All Things Real Estate PDX, I found this article written by my friend Staci Byers.REAL ESTATE ARTICLESBy all things real estate | February 26, 20140 CommentsDeciding to sell your home can often be stressful, and the steps needed to get the home ready to sell may seem daunting – but they don’t have to be, according to Staci Byers.Staci is a local Interior Designer behind small business Ready to Sell PDX, and aims to take the stress out of getting your home ready to sell.“Buyers respond to houses that look like a home, a place they can see themselves in – where they…
  • Houzz Tour: Baroque Minimalism in New Jersey

    Michael Landfair
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:37 pm
  • Want to Maximize the Natural Lighting in Your Home? Here's How

    Michael Landfair
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    People joke about man-caves, but it’s no joke when you can’t see them. Older homes tend to have too few windows, dark corners and narrow hallways that could lighten up. Newer homes have more windows, but usually not in the places they’re needed, like dark hallways and corners. Natural light has so many benefits to our emotional and physical health, that it’s a disservice to live in dark caves. Natural light gives us better concentration, a peppier step and Vitamin D. So, let’s get those dark shadows outta there and maximize your natural light.Add WindowsThere are walls in every…
  • New From Mike: Chef’s Eye for Your Kitchen

    Michael Landfair
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    If Chef Gordon Ramsey visited your kitchen while you were preparing dinner to host a multitude of family and friends, would he give you a withering stare for using the wrong cooking equipment or would he cast an appreciative eye at how you have outfitted your kitchen? Chef Ramsey is stopping by next week, how do you get ready? What do you need for him to see? You know you will dissolve in tears if he yells at you. Julia Sexton, an award-winning food writer, restaurant critic, and ex-professional cook says you need three basic kitchen knives, and a good set of pots and pans.Read the rest…
  • 5 Life-Changing Organisation Tips

    Michael Landfair
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    Now you’re probably reading this because you are sick of the mess in your bedroom. You may spend hours organising, only to find that the room never stays as neat as you would like. Organising can also be very time consuming, and you can never find a moment to do it. You’re too exhausted after a long day at work, the weekends are reserved for your friends, so there’s generally no time to actually sort through the mess. However, you don’t have to be in this predicament, there are a few quick ways that you can try out to help you be more organised and live in a neater space. Before I…
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    COTE DE TEXAS

  • SPACES FOR HOME

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
      I am so excited to introduce readers to a Houston décor shop called Spaces For Home.  Owned by interior designer Susan Gay, this open-to-the-public showroom is conveniently located  inside the loop at 2439 Westheimer – between Kirby and Shepherd.  Spaces For Home is filled with decorative items with an emphasis on the unique and the original.  Their aesthetic runs the gamut from contemporary to classic and everything in between.   Running the shop and eager to help is the well-known DeWayne Formby – who brings along his friendly style and endless…
  • The Gray Door–Upstairs/Downstairs

    7 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    A few months ago, I showed photographs from The Gray Door antiques shop.   The owner, Donna Temple Brown, had recently moved her shop to Ferndale in Houston – taking over the property formerly owned by veteran antique dealer Laurence Anderson.  Anderson’s husband, Bill Anderson, is the architect who is responsible for many of the contemporary townhouses built in the Ferndale area, a chic cross section of homes and shops.  Anderson designed a combination house and antique store for his wife.   The shop was on the ground level, and their home was above – a…
  • Designer House Renovation Part 2

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
      Last week I showed the renovation of Charlotte Moss’ East Hampton weekend house – the Before and After photographs.  Charlotte was sweet and tweeted me that she had forgotten about a lot of the décor themes!!  She also said is working on a new book, but it isn’t about her NYC townhouse redecoration.  Hopefully a magazine will do a photoshoot of it for us!  Her new book will be all about gardens and the book tour will start next April.  Today, Part Two of Designer Renovation is Mark Sikes’s house – the beautiful 1920s Spanish inspired home in Los…
 
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    Atticmag

  • Conservatory Kitchens

    Jane F
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Conservatory kitchens can range from traditional to ultra modern — with or without glass roofs. More popular in Europe than in the U.S., conservatories are glass walled and ceilinged structures added onto a house as a garden or sun room.  They are synonymous with greenhouse rooms or sun porches. These days, with formality on the way out, the concept of a conservatory is easily applied to the kitchen and with spectacular results. This kitchen style is a BOGO — designed like a greenhouse by the way the ceiling and windows are configured. One lovely example is the English-inspired…
  • Attic Bedroom Accent Wall

    Jane F
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    A bedroom added in an attic is bound to be an interesting, unique space and a bonus for the house. One of the most dramatic transformations I’ve ever seen here was the Old-House Attic Master Suite our artist-decorator friend Amy built for herself and her husband. So I believe in attic bedrooms. We’ve presented other ideas for attic spaces but I think bedrooms are most important because, in addition to making the owners more comfortable, adding a bedroom increases the value of a house. But building a successful bedroom in an attic has its challenges. Roof lines can create short or…
  • Eastlake Dresser Bathroom Vanity

    Jane F
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Why affordable antique Victorian washstands and dressers make prime choices for bathroom vanities. We’ve seen attractive bathrooms where wooden dressers, tables and cupboards were made over into sink vanities. Usually these are designer powder rooms where expensive antique chests or tables were modified.  Any piece of furniture altered for use in a bathroom must be sturdy enough to withstand daily wear and tear, as well as dampness. An Eastlake dresser bathroom vanity, complete with matching mirror, made a handsome addition to renovated attic master bath in Portland, Oregon. The reno was…
  • Hydrangea Colors House

    Jane F
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    In a Martha’s Vineyard beach house, the variegated hues of Nikko hydrangeas become a bold accent color. The dining room of this spacious, open plan house shows how two approaches to home decor can be combined. First there is the type of all over wood-plank paneling often associated with the interiors of boats. Then there is the intense blue painted furniture with its cottage-on-steroids look. That same blue-violet palette was a favorite in the Hydrangea Colors Kitchen we featured here some time ago. Now, that kitchen serves as a prequel to the rest of the house. This long view into the…
  • Outdoor Stone Fireplaces

    Jane F
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:07 pm
    This group of outdoor fireplaces offer unique stone looks and a few surprises. This last month of summer has been cool, especially at night. So the weather has been perfect for sitting outdoors around a fireplace and the coming months will get better, one by one, straight through to Halloween. But some of the best examples of outdoor stone fireplaces come from western and southern climates where they are prime features of stunning landscaped exterior living spaces that can be used year-round. Stone is key to fireplace architecture. The color, size, type and texture is critical to the…
 
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  • They’re Baaaaack!

    John Petersik
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    This post was shaping up to be a weird one (well, weirder than our baseline weird). We were simultaneously trying to get cabinets in the laundry and re-hook up the washer & dryer, but as of yesterday morning we were sort of stuck half-way through both projects and this was the best progress shot we thought we’d have for you today: But thanks to some last minute pieces falling into place over the last 24 hours, we have working appliances that have been completely re-installed (picture Sherry dancing for no less than twenty minutes with an elated baby in her arms laughing at her) and…
  • That Didn’t Work Like I Thought It Would…

    Sherry Petersik
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Cabinet hanging continues in the laundry room (details tomorrow!) so since yesterday’s post had a giveaway worked into it (we can’t believe over 25,000 of you took the poll, John is beside himself with infographic glee), I thought I’d share a quick post about three recent redos. Sometimes things get wonky when you least expect them to, and the second time ends up being the charm (at least you hope it is). Redo #1. Our cork bulletin board in the office. Back when we made this a few months ago, we used Loctite Spray Adhesive, since the back specifically said it worked for…
  • Survey Says…?

    John Petersik
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    It’s no secret that I’m a card-carrying infographic geek (in case you’re wondering, the card has a pie chart on it). Here on our blog we’ve captured one year of living in this house, our book tour, and of course your responses to our annual blogiversary survey all infograph-tacularly, so with some sweet talking to my wifey and gentle nudging to our publisher, I’ve convinced them to let me put a few infographics in our next book. #nerdvictory But obviously I need some info before I can get all graphic on you (not that kind of graphic). That’s where you guys…
  • Tile It On

    John Petersik
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    A newly tiled floor in a new room of the house is almost enough to give me jazz hands (a York peppermint patty is enough to give Sherry jazz hands, so clearly we have different thresholds). We’re completely enamored with this floor – and there’s a budding romance that involves a saw – so let’s cover the laundry room tile installation, from floor prep to grouting & sealing. Before any tile could get installed, the subfloor needed to be prepped with some cement board, which is a preferred surface for tile installation. They come in 3ft x 5ft sheets, so I was…
  • More Tile, Room Plans, & A New Door

    Sherry Petersik
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Back to THE ROOM THAT DIDN’T EXIST A FEW WEEKS AGO. Pardon my type-screaming, but it doesn’t get much more exciting than that in my world. (Sidenote: I had a dream last night that there was a column in the newspaper called Shellac This! – all about shellacking a different piece of furniture each day – and the world was so enamored with it that normal morning conversation was “did you see what they shellacked this morning in Shellac This?” and it was getting turned into a major motion picture). We left you with a primed-&-ready picture of our new laundry…
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  • 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.
  • La Luna

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    I keep thinking about the super moon last weekend. Is it possible that it was that lovely powerful moon that continues to keep feelings of everyone around me low and easily irritable? Some people are always hyper, but for me, the moon was so uplifting and inspiring. I loved taking …
  • New York Times

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    2 Aug 2014 | 9:52 pm
    My two New York Times mini articles for Room for Debate plus one that I was interviewed for: NY Times: In The Hamptons, Mind Your Manners – Or Else NY Times: Tip or Die
  • aka. the surly moral world of michel houellebecq

    Ty Wenzel, Creative Director
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    by Ty Wenzel I never felt so naked in my life. I spot Michel Houellebecq sitting at the table waiting patiently for the interview to start  when I show up with a colleague and my husband, Kurt.  A few yards away, I observed him carefully.  A 40-something, small, slouchy, …
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Blinds.com’s Periodic Table of Marketing Elements Goes to the Ceiling

    Abigail Sawyer
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    At Blinds.com, our first law of marketing is Experimentation Without Fear of Failure. (In fact, it’s a part of our core values). We test, hypothesize, and test some more to find new ways to delight our customers. We took the essential elements, aka tools, strategies and standards, that marketing is made of at Blinds.com and formed the Periodic Table of Marketing Elements. Learn More About The Periodic Table Takin’ It To The Ceiling We wanted these essential elements of our success to be always on our minds, so we took it to the ceiling (with inspiration from this). Watch the time…
  • Conceal Laundry Room Clutter with Sliding Panels

    Abigail Sawyer
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    We love that we have so many genius blogger friends in our lives. When Leanne from Rave and Review told us that she wanted to use sliding panels as a makeshift laundry room door, we were skeptical. We couldn’t quite picture it. But, we trusted Leanne’s vision and are happy to say that we were blown away by how her project turned out. As you can see above, Leanne did a major laundry room overhaul with a new stacked washer and dryer, and a wall organization system that truly made the most of a strange alcove. Sliding Panels for a Sleeker Laundry Room Leanne loved her new storage,…
  • Reinventing Roman Shades

    Evie Sweeten
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    We knew you missed them, so Soft Roman Shades are back! These shades have tons of options you can customize to exactly to fit your needs. Bali Soft Roman Shades are available in 90 quality fabrics to match any decor. They have the option of several different types of liners, like blackout, light filtering, and thermal. It also comes with almost every lift option available, ranging from top-down bottom-up to motorized. The fabrics available for the shades are also available for Bali Draperies so you can seamlessly match your window coverings. If you’re looking for a way to bring designer…
  • Dorm Room Decor 101: For the Dudes

    Evie Sweeten
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Standard issue dorm furniture and white walls are hard on the designer in all of us, even guys. We’ve made a list of dorm decor must haves for dudes that we think are key to making a temporary room feel like home. Bathroom Basics Switch out the standard white shower curtain for something a bit more fun. This blue shower curtain brings some color into an otherwise pretty drab room. Via urbanoutfitters.com Running out of toilet paper is a real possibility in a shared bathroom. Ensure you always have at least two rolls on hand with this unique toilet paper holder. Via fancy.com. For…
  • All Black Architectural Kitchen

    Evie Sweeten
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When looking through House Beautiful this month, we saw the most breathtaking kitchen that we just had to share with you. This mondern kitchen makes a bold statement with black lacquer cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a marble back splash. With the ample counter space for mixing drinks and munching on appetizers, this is the perfect party set-up. Get the Look: This black lampshade from destinationlighting.com has the same shape and shine as the one above. The hard lines give it architectural sharpness. This chair from hayneedle.com looks luxe enough to be used in a formal dining…
 
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    The Office Stylist

  • Office Transformation Series: The Poppin. Effect

    Sarah Weiner
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    After a lot of hard work and a few broken nails, WORK. is finally complete. I am so thrilled of how the office turned out. So, without further ado, I am sharing with all of you the transformation in a ‘Office Transformation Series’. I will highlight a few of my favorite DIY projects and accessories... View full post > Related posts: Steel Tanker Desk Transformation What’s in The Office Stylist’s Work Bag? NEW SERIES Smoke Series by Maarten Baas for Moooi
  • How to Design a Dark Office That’s Chic

    Sarah Weiner
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Don’t be scared of dark colors in an office space. Yes, I talk a lot about brightening an office, but that shouldn’t mean you have to stay 100 feet away from darker shades. In fact, I love black and navy A LOT. If you ever saw me in the office, I most likely will be... View full post > Related posts: Reader question: How to Have Dark Colors in your Office without it Seeming Gothic Lighten up that DARK workspace Stylishly Chic Home Office Makeover
  • How Turnstone’s Campfire Collection Is Changing The Way We Work

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The once daunting and uninviting conference tables of my parent’s generation are a thing of the past. Companies big and small are now starting to recognize that an inviting work culture is an important factor in an employee’s well-being. Ping Pong tables and large kitchens in corporate offices are not only encouraged by the emerging... View full post > Related posts: Want the LUX look for less? Target’s got a new collection for you… Spiritually Chic with the New Deepak Chopra + Rachel Roy Collection Futuristic Furniture Design: Capsule Collection
  • August Ink: Stylish, Inspirational Home and Office Decor

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    After stumbling across August Ink’s adorable collection on Instagram, I was able to connect with the designer, Andrea Daniel, herself. I love connecting with other successful woman entrepreneurs. I wanted to share with you a few of my current August Ink obsessions, because they are not only cute but inspirational too! This is our motto... View full post > Related posts: The Office Stylist in the August Issue of People Style Watch! Want to Keep your Office Guests Happy? Stylish Home Office Design for a Client
  • Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Describe your office space to us: Because I live in a pretty small one bedroom apartment, creating an office space was a bit of a challenge. I decided to turn a small corner of my living room into my working area by adding a desk and giving the space it’s own aesthetic, somewhat unique to the rest... View full post > Related posts: Amanda Risius’s Bright DIY Home Office Studio Space Daria’s Simply Chic Home Office Remix Sabrina’s Bright, Cozy and a Dash of Glam Home Office
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    Bridget Beari Design Chat

  • 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 ……
  • Anatomy of a Room - #2 Daryl Carter

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    This is the second post in my series called Anatomy of a Room, where I break down a room to tell you why it works. This week we will showcase Daryl Carter, a DC designer. Daryl's tag line is the "new traditional"but I think he is the master of creating the unexpected in terms of furniture arrangements, mixing of styles and simplicity. Look at this living room: photo via Elle DecorWhat works: 1. Simple base of black and whiteNotice how he white washes the room in white - walls, ceilings, trim even the valances on the windows. This unifies the room. The accents of black - long…
  • Kips Bay Showhouse NYC

    13 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    While in NYC for the the Modenus Blog Tour trip we visited the annual New York Kips Bay Designer House. What a treat! There are always some great over the top rooms. Take a peak: Bridget Beari in NYC from Bridget Beari Designs on Vimeo.What is your favorite room? What makes a great showhouse room? We have this discussion at the office all the time. Should they be pretty? Intriguing? Cutting edge?Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
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  • 7 SLEEK WATERFALL KITCHEN ISLAND COUNTERS

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Renovations have been top of mind for me lately.  Today I am musing about waterfall counters for kitchen islands.  The idea is that the surface you use as your kitchen countertop then... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ELEGANCE IN PARIS

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    This Paris apartment designed by Joseph Dirand speaks for itself.  Total elegance with refined touches throughout. Amazing floors, walls with just the right amount of decorative molding,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ONE LAKE HOUSE - TWO DESIGN VIBES

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    I like this modern lake house located in Montauk on the tip of Long Island. Traditional outside...ultra modern inside. The 4500 square foot family home was designed by Robert Young Architects.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • COLORS OF A RAINBOW

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    A double rainbow over Hanalei Bay in Kauai (above)I took the photo above when TE and I went to Hawaii for vacation last summer.  We were staying at the St. Regis in Hanalei Bay in Kauai.  ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 7 ALL WHITE HOME DECOR FINDS

    13 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Was on One King's Lane website and found all of these home decorating goodies in white.  I sent a picture of the lamp above to TE for his opinion.  Thinking. Anyhooo...have been thinking a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Simplified Bee

  • Friday Find :: Dip Dyed Pillows by Nine Space

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Awe, it’s Friday! Today’s decor find is some very chic dip dye pillows. The dip dyed design is trending and looks great mixed with other patterns as I’ve done in my own home with this cute blue one. The soft cotton pillow covers come in four bright colors and are super affordable too at only $38 – available at Nine Space. I know … you need one for yourself! happy decorating, cristin *Nine Space sent me product for this review. All thoughts are my own as always!    The post Friday Find :: Dip Dyed Pillows by Nine Space appeared first on Simplified Bee.
  • Pinterest :: 5 Favorites

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Hello Monday! The start of a new week can be both refreshing and overwhelming. This week is loaded with back-to-school planning, client projects and wrapping up our remodel (which I’m hoping to share more pix of  soon!). So, I’m a bit more overwhelmed than I’d like. To start the week off on an inspiring note, I’m sharing a few of my favorite pins on Pinterest as of late. image sources top to bottom: Luigi Fragola Architects, Simply Divine Creation, House Beautiful, Tobi Fairley, DecorPad Any inspire you? happy decorating, Cristin   The post Pinterest :: 5…
  • Friday Finds :: Stylish Nightstands with Storage

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.   Whether it’s simply a place for a table lamp, clock radio and water glass or it houses books, earplugs and remote controls, the nightstand is an essential piece in every bedroom. From modern to traditional, Hollywood Regency to transitional, I’ve rounded up a variety of beautiful nightstands and bedside tables in an Ideabook on Houzz. My favorite designs include ones with drawers. There’s nothing better than stylish nightstands with…
  • Girls Flamingo Bedroom & Caitlin Wilson Textiles

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    It’s been months in the making, but our new home addition is in its final stages. The master suite was all new construction, but some rooms were reconfigured. One such room was the bedroom of one of my kiddos. She’s an animal lover and can be found most of the time in the backyard talking to our hens. She has even knit them scarves. So it was totally in her wheel house to select a pink flamingo wallpaper for her new room (yes, there are tons of flamingos and yes, it’s adorable).  Pinks, corals and gray. Loved this color palette and looked to Caitlin Wilson Textiles first…
  • Friday Finds :: Statement Rattan Chairs

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.   Popular in tropical climates, rattan furniture has made its way into our urban, suburban and country homes. Whether used inside or out, rattan furnishings give spaces a breezy, laid-back feel. Most recently, I’ve spotted the durable, lightweight material used for chairs in a variety of styles. I’m sharing a few of my favorite statement rattan chairs today.   product links: one // two // three // four // five The rattan hanging…
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  • Dorm Decor

    Trudy Crane
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    We moved my daughter into her dorm room at college this week and of course how she was going to decorate her new room was very important to her and to me as well. She looked for inspiration months in advance and we ended up buying a lot of things for her room at West Elm. There are a lot of rules around what you can and can't do so it makes it rather difficult to add decor...no nails in the wall or anything that can make marks...no painting or real changes to the structure of the room. We moved around the furniture as best we could and added pictures to the walls with washi tape and frames…
  • New York Eats

    Trudy Crane
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    While we were in New York this week we went to some of the most interesting and delicious restaurants so I thought I would share. As I said yesterday...and well, many times before...my favourite store is ABC Carpet and Home so naturally I love to eat at the two restaurants in the ABC store location. On Friday night we went to ABC Cocina, which is Tapas style and was it ever good! It is such a pretty restaurant and amazing food. Love the mix of lamps thoughout the restaurant. On Tuesday night we ate at the second ABC resto called ABC Kitchen. Both of the places use the most wonderful handmade…
  • White in New York

    Trudy Crane
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    I have been in New York since last week and I have seen so many wonderful things from white decor to white clothing and ceramics. The two stores I loved the most were Club Monaco and ABC Carpet and Home where many of these pictures were taken. In ABC they have the most amazing selection of white couches and beds I was in total heaven! The same with the ceramics....so many amazing artists are carried at ABC. The Club Monaco on Fifth avenue is the flagship store and is in a wonderful historic building with a florist shop attached, The Strand bookstore and a gorgeous coffee shop called Toby's…
  • White Beach House

    Trudy Crane
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    This beachy feeling house is available to rent for photo shoots or films from Beach Studios. Love the white floors and walls with the white furniture. I really love the kitchen with the big center table and industrial lights above....so cute. I am New York this week and am seeing so many wonderful whites in furniture, ceramics and accessories. I will post about what I saw at the end of the week but if you want to keep up with what I am seeing you can follow me on Instagram. Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome…
  • Cozy Cottages

    Trudy Crane
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    These cottages are so cute and cozy...some with shutters, others with ivy weaving around the windows and pretty roses. I really love the white cottage with black shutters in the first picture. To me this is the ideal look for a cottage...a classic look for sure. Add a wrought iron fence around the property and you have one perfect setting. 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 countryliving.com, Found on housebeautiful.com, Found on…
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  • Happy Monday...

    franki durbin
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Today really feels like Monday, doesn't it? I need an extra boost to propel me into the week today so I'm pulling out all the stops. Pink is always the cure, isn't it? A dash of sparkle, lots of gold accessories and of course the perfect pink mani.  Monday Essentials JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Essie Hi Maintenance // H&M Corsage Flower (similar) // Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet // Dresser top tray (similar & similar) J. Crew Bracelets (similar & similar) // Perfect Gold Hoops (similar)
  • Transported...

    franki durbin
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    It starts with 100 year old olive trees and doesn't stop there. Restauranteur Lisa Vanderpump's newest venue made it's online debut via Domaine. The interview of she and designer Jeff Lewis is as much about their witty repartee as it is the incredible features of the space. Reclaimed wood from around the globe and Parisian artifacts warm up the space in Lisa's signature perfect patina. “I wanted to make people feel like they’d been transported somewhere else, somewhere distant, and do something totally different than anything else in West Hollywood.” Lisa Vanderpump The patio, the…
  • Desktop Refresh: Upgraded Office Essentials with Feminine Appeal...

    franki durbin
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Somewhere along the line we decided that desktop accents and accessories didn't have to be so cold and boring. Gone are the black staplers and oversized calendars. Now, options abound to keep your home or office desk looking chic and feminine. Let's start with the petite powerhouse otherwise known as the espresso machine. Hello, pretty soft white Nespresso! This is their newest introduction and it can be found for as little as $99. Perfect for the java lover in your life (perhaps that's you!). When you're focused on your projects all day a nice little pick me up is a…
  • Brand Watch: Aesthetic Content...

    franki durbin
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    There must be something in the Dallas water, as we are birthing new businesses every day. Our interior design community is massive and growing. Our boutiques are bursting forth with amazing design products. There are entire furniture and home interior lines built and born here. Dallas is truly an amazing place to be right now. Aesthetic Content reached out to say hello, They are new lifestyle brand offering lighting, textiles candles and tabletop accessories for those whose tastes lean towards the sleek and modern. The clean appeal of these pretty wares is obvious, but I love their commitment…
  • Weekend Hair Inspiration: Low Side Pony...

    franki durbin
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    Saturdays are fuss-free and effortless... right? In theory. I've discovered that my weekend 'do is shifting to a pretty little low slung side pony lately. And you know what? I love it. A burst of bangs swept to the side, loose waves and a bump at the crown are all that you need to keep this easy style looking better as the day goes on. You only need three things: a blow dryer & a round brush (for adding volume at thr crown and styling those bangs) and then a medium hold hair spray. That's it. Let yesterday's waves be the star of the show and don't over style this…
 
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • Shipping Container Retreat Gives Nomad Living A Whole New Meaning

    Simona Ganea
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    The notion of nomad living has taken a turn for the better in the past years. Studio Arte recently came up with a new design that uses shipping containers in structures that can serve a multitude of purposes. Use them as holiday homes, guest houses, home offices, studios or even as a starting point for new home-owners.One of their first prototypes can be found in Portugal. Here, the studio transformed a standard shipping container into a beautiful and modern retreat. They painted it orange to complement the scenery and built a beautiful wide deck that extends the space outwards. The interior…
  • 25 Cool Shower Designs That Will Leave You Craving For More

    Simona Ganea
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    There’s no shortage of ideas when it comes to creating cool bedroom designs or decorating living rooms. But utilitarian spaces such as the bathroom or the shower put your design skills to the test. If you want to make a shower look cool and unique, you have to be clever and to see beyond the functional part of the design. They all have the potential to look amazing and you just have to find the right design approach.A horizontal shower seems like a unique thing to have. The luxurious shower lets you achieve total relaxation, get rid of all the stress and the tension in your muscles. It…
  • 20 Designs That Prove Hairpin Legs Can Look Great On Anything

    Simona Ganea
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    Figuring out what inspired the design of hairpin legs is easy and making them look stylish in your home is not such an outstanding challenge either, especially with their obvious sleek and elegant charm. So feel free to include hairpin furniture legs in your DIY projects and to look for them in stores when planning a room makeover.Combine them with tree trunk slabs.Tree stumps or tree trunk slices make beautiful tabletops for side tables or coffee tables. But how do you think these pieces of furniture would look like if they had hairpin legs? The contrast would definitely be interesting and…
  • An In-Depth Guide To Polished Concrete Floors

    Brittney Smart
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    Concrete is a hot material right now in all aspects of architecture and home design. While it once was expected and appropriate to cover the concrete foundation of one’s home with some “suitable” flooring material, those days are gone. Polished concrete floors are chic and sophisticated and are often considered the prime flooring surface for a modern design home.Whether you’re already convinced polished concrete is the way to go for your home’s floors, or you’re intrigued by the idea but are looking into the matter more, we hope you will find information and answers in this…
  • Chic Pops Of Red Bring Energy Into A Black And White Apartment

    Simona Ganea
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Not exactly tiny but not that spacious either, this apartment is the perfect combination of simple, chic and spectacular. It measures a total of 56 square meters and has an open floor plan. The kitchen and the living room share the same space and the two are beautifully delimited by a kitchen island that matches the window alcove.The living space has a very sharp and inviting look. The Togo sofa with its casual design creates a comfortable ambiance while also serving as a brightly-colored focal point for the room. Red pops of color also come in the form of accent details such as the coffee…
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  • Fancy a Zinc top table?

    Andrew Dunning
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    One of the advantages of running a design and build business like APD Interiors is having a great build team in house. It makes renovation work on my own home easier and we always have someone who can get things done! We’ve recently created an ‘outdoors room’ in the garden of our London home. It’s an area that’s aims to create a more intimate space for entertaining and give us some privacy from the neighbours – well as much as you can in an urban London garden. Having completed the hard landscaping and planting I needed a garden table. I really wanted a…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    This week’s Room of the Week is a very dark bathroom featuring jet black walls that form a great backdrop for the feature steel bath. Although the trend has been for beige, plain bathrooms we are increasingly seeing rooms where the interior decoration is more evolved and the room then becomes far more interesting. There are many ways to achieve this look by using tiles, wallpaper or paint. If you don’t feel brave enough to choose a dark tile adding the black edge to your bathroom can still be achieved by using wallpaper. There are now many designs available that are suitable…
  • APD Interiors turns 10 years old

    Andrew Dunning
    11 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today we are celebrating APD Interiors turning 10 years old. From humble beginnings back in 2004 we have grown over the last 10 years to become a successful design and build company who operates internationally. It’s been a rocky road at times, especially through the recent economic crisis when no-one was spending money on their interiors – so we are pleased to be celebrating 10 years in business today. To celebrate I wanted to take a look back over the past 10 years at some of my favourite projects and explain how the business started. In 2001 I had just purchased by first home…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    8 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    We are starting this week in a smart nautical themed dining room. Today’s Room of the Week features a neutral interior which is supplemented with the additional of furnishings in primary colours. The result is a bright space that would be a joy to dine in – an especially colourful way to start your day! A bright white interior can serve as a good base for adding blocks of colour to liven it up. I particularly like this style of interior as it allows you to quickly update the look through the seasons. This is a good way to keep your interior fresh and vibrant, if you are rotating…
  • Made.com

    Andrew Dunning
    4 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In our design practice we often use made.com when we are designing and specifying an interior for a homeowner. Also given the highly competitive prices it is a great source of furniture and accessories when we are working on a rental flat for a landlord. I love that their range is really affordable so your purchases don’t all have to be investments for the future. On made.com you will find furniture, sofas, beds, lighting, art, rugs – indeed everything you need to make your house a home. A couple of weeks ago they asked me to review one of their lighting products in my own home.
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  • “Where Dreams Fly”

    Studio M
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:06 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy Watch as Studio M’s president and principal designer, Michelle Jennings Wiebe, shares her highlights at High Point Market! Enjoy a fun and fast-paced High Point tour with Studio M founder and Style Spotter Emeritus Michelle Jennings Wiebe to find out what makes this jet-setting Style Spotter return to High Point each Market season. Go beyond the trends with Michelle and fellow Style Spotters at High Point Market Keep up with Studio M’s principal designer on Twitter + Instagram Tags: High Point Market | Michelle Jennings Wiebe |…
  • Luxe Magazine Features Studio M

    Studio M
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy “We were looking to open [the home] up more to the wilderness and add a more modern, updated vibe,” homeowner Joel Cantor says. “We wanted something a little different than the typical log cabin look.” After passing though a double-height ground-floor entry, an open stairway leads to the living and dining areas on the second floor to maximize views. In crafting the combined living-dining areas, interior designer Michelle Jennings Wiebe (who worked with the Cantors on several previous projects) found inspiration in the picturesque…
  • Historic English Estate

    Jon Peters
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy Historic buildings and old facades fascinate me, especially those with interiors that have just as much charm as their exteriors. These days, people want to own and live in their own little piece of the past, but regal hunting lodges and European summer palaces may be just out of grasp. Those who can afford it hopefully will want to keep most of the original integrity of the place in tact, especially unique architectural details that can’t easily be replaced. A trend that’s becoming the norm is the sale of these highly sought after…
  • Classic Cantilever Chairs

    Jon Peters
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy As a fan of mid century modern furniture pieces, one of my favorite go-to resources for finding unique, one-of-a-kind additions for the home is Etsy. The no BS approach to buying vintage in anorganized and easy to use online marketplace allows you to find that perfect piece you’ve been missing.  In fact, most of the pieces that I’ve fallen in love with I had no idea that I was missing until I discovered them on Etsy.  I’ll also admit that cool chairs and me are like a month to a flame, and it just so happens that I’ve been on the…
  • Tastefully Decorated Teepees

    Jon Peters
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Interior Design Blogs| Home Decorating Made Easy When I was a little kid, one of my most favorite pastimes was gathering up all of the sheets, blankets and pillows that I could find and creating a fort for my siblings and I to play inside.  I swear that we were not fully satisfied until the linen closet was cleared out, with everything completely unfolded and the dining room chairs pulled away from their assigned position.  I’m sure it was annoying for my mom to see our chaotic creation, but we really did have a ton of fun making those little forts in the living room. These days, it seems…
 
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    Renée Finberg ' TELLS ALL ' in her blog of her Adventures in Design

  • Window Boxes & Faux Balconies

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    window boxes, faux balconiesI adore window boxes and false balconies!!!Adding window boxes filled with flowers can radically change the facade of a building.Beacon Hill in Bostonwindow boxes, faux balconiesI think the window boxes mounted on the second story adds charm to this already pretty home.There is no limit to what you can use.Just fill with flowering plants and mount to a wall, door , or a window.window boxes, faux balconiesThis really says "NYC SPRING"window boxes, faux balconiesFaux BalconyWhat could do more for a structure than a faux balcony? Faux BalconyI have found a…
  • I Need A Rock

    11 Jun 2014 | 3:55 am
    It is finally beginning to warm up...there are signs of life ....the trees are sprouting tiny chartreuse leaves.The forsythia are just now starting to bloom.The tulips are beyond confusedAnd so am I. Last Thursday I went sailing with a friend and it was beyond divine.Not a cloud in the sky.Sun.Warmth.I really thought that I had died and gone to heaven.my girl JOEYYes.It was a good day.One of the best that I have had since my move here. The next day I worked in the yard with my motherand it was a typically dismal and chilly.We mulched, raked leaves and planted.The very next day was…
  • Barn Doors & Barn Door Hardware

    27 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    Barn Doors & Barn Door HardwareI have a long time love affair going on....with barn doors.When I used this concept in a job 10 years ago,it was hell to find the hardware.At the bottom of this post you will find the source for thesebarn doors & the hardware.It is a great site.There is a great selections of barn doorson this site.Use your imagination.....where would you use a BARN DOOR?Do you like barn doors ?And if you do....Where would you used a barn door?Have a great week.Rustica Hardware...WOW. What a source!!!http://rusticahardware.com/ Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her Blog of her…
  • An Artists Retreat In Bolinas California

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    I was watching a expose on a community in California called Bolinas.When I googled images for Bolinas California up popped this artists retreat.I was wow'd out by the interiors so I have posted the home in Bolinas.I found out who the designer was and it was a mother daughter team from Truckee Nevada.Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe?I have. My Dad had 2 restaurants on the Lake.It is amazing there....the area truly is kissed by G-d.Well, Truckee Nevada is right outside of Tahoe....on the way to Reno.Truckee is the town where this mother daughter team have their design…
  • Late Snow In Maine

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    It seems as though summer will never come.We have had temps in the 20's all week.The Mainer's assure me that this has been a horrible winter and that it is a rare one as well.In March I was really wondering if I could tolerate these Maine winters.But alas......the memory of summer,and the hope of a Maine summer keeps me going.Yes.Summer in Maine is that magical.I love every day of it.ArcadiaThe lilacs will soon arrive.The deep green will arrive.And my favorite summer flower.....the poppy will come too!!! Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her Blog of her Adventures in Design, Boca Raton…
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  • 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…
  • Custom Homes: Transforming Your Dreams Into Reality

    Interior Design Style
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    While custom homes may be shaping dreams of droves of homemakers out there, it should be remembered that financing a custom home entails a few considerations from your end. For instance, a custom home would require a construction loan that will not be offered by most of the lenders out there. In case, you don’t already own a land, you will be required financing the land purchase as well as the home construction. However, it’s not egregiously expensive when compared to buying an already built house. The quality of the materials sourced by you will impact the final price. Keeping…
  • How Choosing The Right Style Of Windows Improves Your Home

    Interior Design Style
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    Today, home owners are provided with a wide array of window style choices. Because of this, shopping for windows of your home does not have to be done in such a hurry. It is highly recommended that you take time and effort in determining the right window style for your home. The Benefits of Having The Right Window Type With all the different types of windows out in the market today, it can be quite difficult to determine which would suit your personal and home needs well. A lot of people are wondering why they have to go through the hassle of ensuring that the right window style will be used…
  • History of Parquet Flooring

    Interior Design Style
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Parquetry has had a chequered history (pun intended). We are not talking about that cheap flooring material that is used in your apartment either. That type of flooring is called parquet tile (consisting of a synthetic wood) and is a far cry from the real thing. Real parquet is a floor made up from wooden blocks. Parquet patterns are traditionally geometrical or angular in nature – squares, lozenges and triangles are most common. But where did it originate and why did it stop being used? This article is going to answer those questions by tracking its emergence in 16th century France…
 
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  • Pi, meditation stool, yoga seat, recycled oak wine barrel staves. by StilNovoDesign

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    115.00 USDOur little Pi is a meditation stool, yoga seat, entirely made of recycled wood from discarded oak wine barrels.The top and the sides are tinted with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry chocolate’ wine based stain, while the other portions of the stool may be finished in either golden oak, for a two-tones effect, or in the same cherry chocolate color for a uniform result (see photos of the 2 options)Pi's measurements are about 6” (front) to 7” (back) high, 14” in length, about 5 1/2”-5 3/4” wide(Each barrel stave is…
  • The Clover, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color. by StilNovoDesign

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The Clover design is a symbol of good luck, fortune & success.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain & dimensions, all…
  • Ace, collapsible folding stool or end, side table, recycled oak wine barrel by StilNovoDesign

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    115.00 USDThis versatile piece allows you to use it as a portable folding stool as well as a little end/side table. It is light to transport and easy to store away.Our Ace's top is entirely made with recycled oak from discarded, used wine barrels and set on a collapsible frame that easily folds for convenient storage.Our Ace is a practical little helper that may become handy in any room of the house, conveniently adding an extra seat or serving as a little table whenever needed.Ace is a perfect combination of sturdiness, functionality and inimitable style.This piece features a round…
  • Special, Ready to Ship. Recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder, Hand Painted design, 5 tea lights, golden oak color by StilNovoDesign

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    55.00 USDReady to ship recycled oak wine barrel single stave candleholder, hand painted with our exclusive Kaleidoscope design. The candleholder top's base is finished in a warm golden oak color, while the underside still shows the red staining left by the red wine previously held in the barrel.Perfect as an original gift idea, or as a very elegant centerpiece for any dining table, fireplace mantel or side table.Measurements are: 28 1/8" X 3 7/8"The candleholder is made to accommodate 5 tea lights candles (included in the price)Our finely handcrafted candleholders are made from…
  • Liquorish, recycled oak wine barrel stave shot glass sampler, 5 shot glasses by StilNovoDesign

    9 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    79.99 USDLiquorish is a unique shot glass sampler, perfect to serve a selection of spirits/liquors in a very original presentation. Ideal for dinner parties, gatherings and tastings. Its stylish design will harmonize with any interior design, from classical to contemporary.Our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France. The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create. The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The red wine…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • 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 >    
  • Ready, Set, Stuck - 4 Strategies for Getting Your New Home Past the Dream Stage

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    So you've been dreaming about your new or remodeled home for a long time now.  You've looked at dozens – maybe hundreds – of house plans online.You've built up a huge collection of photos on Houzz, or Pinterest, or both.And yet somehow, you don’t feel any closer to your dream house.  Maybe you even feel a little further away from it.  You thought that by taking your time and collecting ideas and information you’d make progress, but instead, you’re stuck.Getting stuck at the dream stage is a common problem that I hear about every week from people just like you – here…
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  • 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…
  • Coastal living in Digby, Nova Scotia

    Florence von Pelet
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    If you seek a quiet place that offers just enough local activities, stunning views and an abundance of succulent lobster, we have just the spot, Digby, Nova Scotia. I recently had the opportunity to visit the wharf side town that is brimming with maritime charm. Digby Nova Scotia is a small town in Canada with a population close to 2,500. Farmlands dominate the town with rolling mountains, lush hills, fresh water lakes and the Atlantic ocean bordering the east coast of the Digby neck. Pulling up to our stunning home for the next week a true farmhouse equipped with a full barn, I was…
  • A trip to Guatemala: A country of color and love.

    Florence von Pelet
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    During BlogTour Milan I had the pleasure of getting to know talented interior design partners Kelly Kole and Joann Kandrac of Kandrac and Kole. One evening, over a glass of wine, Kelly briefly mentioned her annual mission trip to Guatemala which caught my attention. Kelly told us about her previous trips and how participating teams build a home for a family in need. She suggested I should join and I agreed almost immediately. With the support of previous BlogTour sponsors DXV, Mr.Steam and BLANCO as well as industry partners MODENUS, Flying Camel, Whitegood and O’Reilly DePalma we were…
  • Streamsong Golf and Spa Resort – The World of Alberto Alfonso

    Veronika Miller
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    We met Alberto Alfonso years ago when we first interviewed him for his design of the Chihuly museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. We’ve been back to the museum several times since, both for the love of Chihuly’s work as for the beautiful framework Alberto had created for it. Having now been able to see a second project we can safely say that Alberto’s work is about creating a stage for the design within or the setting that surrounds it, always with a focus on blending materials, shapes and textures for a well balanced, yet edgy, composition. Image credit Albert Hurley Opened…
  • How to use Modenus Designer and Artisan Portfolios

    Veronika Miller
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Recently, we have proudly relaunched our portfolio section for design pros, artisans and craftsmen. Since every new technology can be a bit confusing, we want to share a how-to with you today to make sure you can make the most of your Modenus portfolio. Have a look: You can see right away that our new portfolios are made to impress our audience. The three main areas are THE HEADER (Banner image, social icons and website link),  THE BIO (left sidebar with profile image, bio and contact information) and THE FIELD (with space for unlimited images). THE HEADER Step 1: Select your banner images.
 
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • 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…
  • Your Style, Your Home

    Liz Gennett
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:29 am
    Designers often feel that they should guide clients towards matching pieces of furniture. One of my passions as a design consultant here at Furnitureland South, is to allow my clients to actually curate their own spaces instead of imposing these outdated design rules on them. I believe that the focus should not be on creating a picture-perfect space but rather creating the individual client’s perfect space. My experiences in home design and set design enable me to envision how a piece of furniture or a room design will fit my clients’ unique needs and lifestyles. We all want our homes to…
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    Stylizimo Blog

  • Chic home office in 1-2-3!

    Nina Holst
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
      1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8  I  9   I´m really into the dark and elegant look these days, and have therefore picked out a few favorites from Stylizimo Shop that would make a really chic office. To emphasize the look, I would have had a dark grey color to make it extra elegant and sophisticated, and I would of course had some fresh flowers in a glass vase to complete it all. Oh, and a scented candle is a must *smile*!  
  • My latest work

    Nina Holst
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    A new painting ( by me ) is up on the wall, this time with cold blue tones and hints of bronze… The painting is 900x1200mm, and is for sale for 7000 NOK. ( shipping in Norway 250,- ) If you are interested in the painting, please send me an email to nina(at)stylizimo(dot)com I´m actually working on a new website where you can see all my paintings. My own little gallery *smile*. I´ll let you know when it´s up running. Images: Nina Holst    
  • Today’s decorating tip!

    Nina Holst
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    While taking our Sunday walk in the woods this weekend, I discovered a couple of small oak trees that I brought home with me. There is something about their leaves that I like so much, and the roots are also very decorative when you put it in a glass vase like I have done here. Leaves are as you can see very decorative and can easily be replaced by flowers, so why not bring a couple of branches home with you on your next walk. Tip of the day!   Image: Nina Holst
  • Autumn feeling on the terrace

    Nina Holst
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Since it suddenly feels like autumn in the air, I couldn´t wait buying a few autumn flowers for our terrace to reinforce the feeling. I hope we still will have a lot of warm days ahead of us, but I have to admit that I love that autumn is sneaking upon us as well – it´s just something about that fresh air and darker nights… Some of my (dead) summer flowers have been replaced by white Erica and winter-green plants. Love my little oasis out here on our patio. This is my view from our outdoor sofa that´s underneath a white sail. You can see more photos from the terrace with summer…
  • Stylish bedroom on a budget

    Nina Holst
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
      1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8  I  9 Having a stylish bedroom doesn´t mean that it have to cost a fortune decorating it. In Stylizimo Shop you´ll find a lot of products from Ellos, as I think they have a lot of nice décor for a good price. So today I have picked out a few favorites for the bedroom, a guide on how you can create a stylish bedroom on a low budget. ( The bedding is a bit expensive though, but I find it important to invest in good quality bedding..  – this one is from Soul of Himla) I wish you all a restful weekend!  
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    Interior Design Files

  • Scandinavian White Dream Home in Norway

    laura@interiordesignfiles.com
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    The stunning white house located belongs to photographer and interior stylist Line Kay and her husband. {femina.dk} Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It [...]
  • Impeccable Style – Designer Shirley Meisels

    laura@interiordesignfiles.com
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Known for her unique aesthetic the principal designer of Toronto-based firm MHouse Shirley Meisels had worked for 13 years as a stylist for television shows and magazines. In the interview for the Globe she shared some secrets behind her style. Pin It “Lighting is like jewellery – the finishing touch. I like to make ceiling [...]
  • Charming Vacation House with Lush Gardens in Ibiza

    laura@interiordesignfiles.com
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    The owner of this home, a jewelry designer and art dealer from the UK, captivated with the island spell, restored the old house with charming courtyards and terraces in Dalt Vila and turned it into his summer retreat. The eclectic interiors of the house reflect all the influences inherited from the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Arabs. The [...]
  • Feminine One Bedroom Apartment Design in Sweden

    laura@interiordesignfiles.com
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    This feminine apartment with a large balcony and nicely preserved tiled floor, stucco, ceiling medallions, beautiful woodwork is set on the second floor of an old building. Pin It The spacious living room with white painted tiled floor and light gray walls with enough space for a workplace. Pin It Pin It Pin It Two [...]
  • Anthropologie finds for dining and entertaining

    laura@interiordesignfiles.com
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Gallus Dessert Plate Pin It Gallus Dessert Plates Pin It Sardina Serveware Pin It Francophile Dinner Plates Pin It Imperial Cheese Knives Pin It Sissinghurst Castle Dinner Plates Pin It Unlikely Symmetry Roses Teacup & Saucer Pin It Jardin Des Plantes Tea Set by Ruan Hoffmann Pin It Lohja Salad Plate Pin It [...]
 
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  • Ultra Sleek Private Home with Incredible Architecture

    HD Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    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. From any angle, this home is impressive. The outdoor pool is the ultimate indulgence.The simple concrete patio surrounding the pool ties into the concrete features we will see inside. Even the pool chairs are perfectly minimal in…
  • Awesomely Stylish Urban Living Rooms

    HD Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    The living room is where we spend most of our time – watching television, reading, or just hanging out. When it’s comfortable and chic, our lives feel more in focus. Here, we feature 21 living rooms with their own beautiful aesthetics that are each welcoming, modern, and chic. Take a look. The wild colors in this area rug are reminiscent of the pixels on a computer screen and make the whole space feel instantly modern and hip.Cool unfinished walls accented with a pristine chesterfield make this living room super chic. The wide open spaces speak for themselves here – not to…
  • Gorgeously Minimal Kitchens with Perfect Organization

    HD Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    The first kitchen uses cool beige tones and recessed lighting to create a sense of calm. This kitchen really brightens things up with open cabinets of sunny yellow for a distinctly modern vibe. The reddish orange accents in this kitchen, and the creative sunken dining table, give the kitchen a really retro feel. Another neutral option lets the practical elements of the kitchen itself all but disappear, highlighting beautiful views and open windows. For more counter space, this kitchen utilizes a huge natural wood island with its own sink. The bright yellow where gives the kitchen a very…
  • Say Yes to Yellow: 4 Apartments That Flaunt Yellow Accents

    HD Staff
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    When dealing with modern design, it is easy to fall victim to the tyranny of neutrals. A room all in white seems so clean and chic. But when designers are able to include a few splashes of marvelous bright color, that is when a room can really come alive. Take a look at the four apartments featured here from Yo Dezeen, AvA Studio, mg design uk, and AR Studio. Our first burst of yellow comes to us from the design team at Yo Dezeen. In a home with largely classic architecture, adding an irregular yellow panel is shockingly modern .The designers have also pulled the color in by painting this…
  • Simple Yet Modern Interiors from 2 B Group

    HD Staff
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    When it comes to modern design ideas, it can be a struggle to find the balance between beautiful, calming minimalism and brilliant, colorful interiors that inspire creativity. The team at 2 B Group has managed to find that balance in so many of their designs. Here, we will showcase a number of interiors that they have done, adding important details from the gorgeously subtle to the attention-grabbing. The first apartment is none too large at 350 square meters, but still packs plenty of colorful design elements. The living room has multiple funky focal points starting with a blue velvet sofa…
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  • 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…
  • Fire Pit Party Tips: S’mores and Sparklers

    Susan
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Outdoor entertaining may start around dinner, but often finishes after dinner – meaning the perfect opportunity for fire pit fun! A little planning ahead can minimize the messiness and potential dangers. S’Mores Tips When the party is in full swing, it’s much easier to set up a self-serve S’more station. I’ve tried it both ways. Here I just set up the ingredients and let ‘em roll. But I have found it much easier to pre-assemble little S’More kits ahead of time. It’s quick, and you know exactly how much of each ingredient you have. Also helpful if…
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  • Kitchen Organization: How to Add a Multifunctional Island

    Simran Chhibber
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Haven’t you sometimes secretly wished for a genie with many hands to help with your kitchen organization? Well that can’t be promised but what can be, is an introduction to the world of multi-utility and multi-functionality. I’m sure you couldn’t agree with me more, if I said that there is no better place to begin than ones own kitchen. A kitchen is the heart of ones house and a well functioning kitchen ensures the heart functions just fine. An important component of the kitchen that often remains under utilized is a kitchen island. Often if not always, kitchen islands tend to…
  • How to Create a Shared Guest Room and Playroom

    Joy M
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    If you have a small home, chances are you have difficulty creating a play area for your young ones. But did you know there is one room that can double as a playroom? Yes, the guest room. Since it is normally used for a small period of time, it is perfect for taking on additional function. With a good plan, you can make the room both appealing to your children and your guests. Make use of these space-saving tips and create a multifunctional room your children will love and your guests will thoroughly enjoy. How to Create a Shared Guest Room and Playroom Make the most of your small home by…
  • Personal Spinach and Cheese Pizzas Recipe

    Simran Chhibber
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Whether you are trying to find a wholesome meal for the kids or yourself, what can deny the appeal of pizza? Kids love pizza, we all know it! Todays recipe, inspired by Martha Stewart’s Spinach and Cheese Pizza, is a meal that your kids will relish and finish in minutes. As a parent, it won’t have you spending hours in the kitchen. So lets bring some Italian flavors to the table and have our kids asking for more. Personal Spinach and Cheese Pizzas Try substituting ingredients and use onions and other veggies! Image Via: B Comme Bon Ingredients 4 mini whole-wheat pitas 1/2 cup ricotta…
  • 5 Fun Ways to Celebrate the Labor Day Holiday

    Lydia Mathews
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Labor Day is near and let’s give it a roaring cheer! Labor Day gives us a break from life and typically, this weekend there’s nothing but celebration everywhere. However, with the entire jeer around we may not know what to do with our families during this holiday. Well there’s nothing to fear, here are some suggestions of Labor Day Activities for you and your family to enjoy on this year’s Labor Day. You don’t have to go out and go crazy, just a few activities here and there should do the trick. So take a look below and see which appeals to you. 5 Fun Ways to Celebrate the Labor Day…
  • Back To School Lunch Ideas: Change the Brown Bag Routine

    Tara Mastroeni
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Now that it’s just about time to send the kids back to school, it’s time to put “Packing Lunches” back on your to-do list. Don’t let yourself get stuck in the sandwich rut again this year. The list below features a few outside-of-the-box lunch ideas that are just as easy as making PB&J, but so much healthier and more flavorful. Use these suggestions to fill your back-to-school lunches with tasty recipes that both you and your kids will love. Back To School Lunch Ideas: Change the Brown Bag Routine School lunch ideas Image Via: Emmy Mom II Invest in a Thermos: Thermoses are…
 
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  • 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…
  • A Botched Remodel Saved and Revealed

    Faith Sheridan
    22 May 2014 | 6:34 am
     Faith Sheridan along with H&H steps in to save a botched condo remodel. The clients wanted function and style in their newly purchased Pike Place Market condo.  Those were instructions to their contractor as they left for Europe. When they returned to Seattle, they were jolted and saw appliances that didn’t fit into cabinets and other botched mistakes. Even the kitchen drawers didn’t work. The clients turned to the team of Hammer and Hand who asked if I’d assist them to quickly complete this project (2 months) so the clients could move in and experience living in…
  • Abnormally Creative Wallpaper from Bainbridge, WA

    Faith Sheridan
    15 May 2014 | 6:35 am
    Abnormally Creative Wallpaper from Bainbridge, WA ~ now who couldn’t love that company name? Plus they are abnormally creative to boot. I love to have fun with wallpaper and these papers make me smile. My grandsons could be occupied counting spots for a long time! Spot is perfect for my grandson’s bedroom And who said ‘for children only’? This is perfect paper for a laundry room, powder room, guest bedroom ~ you place it to suit your whimsy. Animal print fabrics and wallpaper abound and designers, including myself, love to use them in our interior design. These…
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  • Petunia Pickle Bottom Signature Collection + Giveaway

    Danielle
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    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 Signature line. To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook Sign up…
  • 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…
  • Petunia Pickle Bottom Fall Collection + Giveaway

    Danielle
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    This giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced shortly. Each season, we anxiously await the debut of Petunia Pickle Bottom’s latest line of stylish diaper bags and accessories! To celebrate the launch of their Fall 2014 collection, we’re offering one lucky winner a Hideaway Hobo, their newest diaper bag. With a spacious interior, hidden pockets, chic vegan leather handles and a variety of playful prints, you’ll fall for this tote! Follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway! Then, scroll down to learn more about the Petunia Pickle Bottom Fall collection. To…
  • Pine Cone Hill Bedding Basics + Giveaway

    Danielle
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    This giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced shortly. Plush and cozy, Pine Cone Hill’s new bedding basics collection leaves us ready to curl up in bed a little bit longer everyday. To celebrate the release of this new line of duvet inserts, blankets and down pillows, we’ve teamed up with Pine Cone Hill to offer one lucky winner a duvet cover of his/her choice and coordinating premium down insert! Follow the instructions below to enter our bedding giveaway! Then, scroll down to learn more about this new Pine Cone Hill collection. To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook…
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    Gates Interior Design

  • How To Freshen Up Your Home Naturally

    Amanda Gates
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:25 pm
    There is nothing quite like having a clean house. Not only does it look good, but it feels good… both physically and mentally. A clean home instantly helps you inhale in the good and exhale the bad. It opens you and your home to being filled with good energies. Nothing does the soul better than good energy,… Read more The post How To Freshen Up Your Home Naturally appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Mo’ne Davis – A Look At The Numbers

    Amanda Gates
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:25 pm
    If you haven’t heard about the phenom that is Mo’ne Davis, you just might be living under a rock. Never in the history of the Little League World Series has one person taken it by such a storm. I first heard of Mo’ne a few weeks ago and love that she is not only fiercely talented,… Read more The post Mo’ne Davis – A Look At The Numbers appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 4 Feng Shui Tips To Improve Your Entranceway

    Amanda Gates
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Feng Shui 4 Go-To Feng Shui Tips To Improve Your Homes Entryway The entrance to your home is the first thing visitors see, and it creates the all important “first impression” of you and your home. In feng shui, the front door brings life force to our homes and is considered the “mouth of chi.” A… Read more The post 4 Feng Shui Tips To Improve Your Entranceway appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • GMO’s – The Shocking Truth About Our Toxic Food System

    Amanda Gates
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:06 pm
    In 2012 my husband and I separated and for the first time I was living on my own. It was then that I decided to start buying as much organic foods as I could to avoid eating Toxic Foods. Problem is I still didn’t know that many of the products I was eating were laced with GMO’s.… Read more The post GMO’s – The Shocking Truth About Our Toxic Food System appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Robin Williams – A Pioneer In Imagination. A look at his numbers.

    Amanda Gates
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:36 pm
    When news came in of Robin Williams’ death it hit me by surprise. He wasn’t an actor I expected to be taken so quickly. In fact, The Crazy Ones was fast becoming a show I looked forward to watching each week. While I did not know about his many battles of addiction and depression, I… Read more The post Robin Williams – A Pioneer In Imagination. A look at his numbers. appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
 
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  • On the Cover of Everyday Home Magazine

    Kristie Barnett
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The fall edition of Everyday Home magazine will hit the stands on September 22, and I’m on the cover (sort of). After my article on 2014 Paint Color Trends was published in their spring issue, Everyday Home invited me to be a regular contributing writer to the magazine. My article and “The Decorologist” are on the […]
  • The New Neutral for Sofas

    Kristie Barnett
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Are you over the big tan or brown blob of a sofa that’s been lurking  living in your living or family room for the last ten years?  I’m sick to death of them, let me tell you.  Most people may tell you that GRAY is the new neutral for sofas, but I beg to differ. […]
  • Advice for Choosing Lamps from a HomeGoods Ambassador

    Kristie Barnett
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    You may have noticed a new badge on the right side of my blog.  Now that I’m an official “Ambassador” of HomeGoods, I will have front-row access to the latest HomeGoods news and plans! Some of you many remember (or even attended) a special HomeGood event I was asked to host last winter, but now HomeGoods […]
  • Decorating in the Twilight Zone

    Kristie Barnett
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Sometimes some very weird stuff happens to me related to decorating and, oddly enough, estate sales.  Like the time I was pregnant and tracking down vintage Fisher Price Little People for my unborn child.  I had a dream that I went to an estate sale and found a Little People barn layed out on a […]
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House Tour

    Kristie Barnett
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Mr. Man took me on a surprise day trip on Friday, and he did not disappoint!  I know he looks angry here, but that’s just because we are old and aren’t good at selfies – he was struggling to find the camera button on my phone. We decided to take the scenic route rather than […]
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  • Selective Reveals: Top Picks for Sliding Barn Doors

    elilly
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Creating a home full of unique, cozy spaces means placing doors where they normally don’t belong. That’s why I adore sliding barn doors. They help section off — and hide... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stationary Style: Top Picks for Indoor Bike Storage

    elilly
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! One of many interior issues in New York City — or any large city — is finding an indoor bike storage solution. Lots of people bike around the city but it’s important to bring... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Watermelon Cocktails

    elilly
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! Sometimes water just won’t cut it when I want a refreshing summer drink, so I decided to collect some watermelon cocktail recipes to try while the juicy fruit is still in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tuesday’s Trends: Task Lights

    elilly
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! The industrial glam trend isn’t going anywhere and the latest must-have to get the look is the industrial task light. It’s simple, sleek, and makes quite the impact.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Insider: Project Design 2014 Renderings Revealed!

    elilly
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been telling you all about my commitment to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island/Project Design 2014. I’m thrilled to share the renderings I had done for the suite... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Outdoor Kitchen Design

    Ann Porter
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Using a designer with expertise in Kitchen design for your outdoor BBQ makes sense. We’ve master the ability to understand how a kitchen should flow and how it should be planned so the chef is not isolated and can socialize with guests. If you plan to break your project into phases using a designer will ensure the overall look is cohesive from the beginning phase through the final completion. The plans produced will take away the guess-work for the trades hired on down the road. Planning your outdoor kitchen Most outdoor kitchens are built upon an existing patio, however some are built…
  • Fifty Fifty Kitchen Concept

    Ann Porter
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    I came across this interesting room divider, called Fifty Fifty from Florida, an Italian manufacturer. This creative collection of kitchen components and furniture centers on a bookcase room divider with a dining table that slides to create seating or extra work space in the kitchen. The table comes in incremental sizes from  162 to 272 cm in length or about 63.75″ to 107″. When not in use, the kitchen extension can be retracted and you can’t even tell it’s there. Versatility is very important in kitchen design. The freedom to adapt our surroundings based on the task at…
  • Top Loaders vs Front Loaders

    Ann Porter
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    Would you believe the market share between top loaders and front loaders is almost even? If you are considering a new machine, how do you decided?   Front Loader Advantages Washing machines have become as much about energy and water savings as they are about washing clothes. Front load machines have a larger capacity (3.8 cubic foot versus 2.5), use much less water (40 gallons to an average 10-18 in a front load) and half the electricity as well than traditional top loaders. They are also gentler on clothing. While new High Efficiency (HE) Top Loaders do not have an agitator and have…
  • Forget the Keys

    Ann Porter
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Forget fumbling with keys. And, unlike locks with RF chips that make you swipe or tap for entry, this lock from August works with Bluetooth LE to detect your presence. August, the brainchild of Yves Behar, whose work with famed partners Herman-Miller, Soda Stream and Jawbone to name a few; and Jason Johnson, a Silicon Valley technologist and entrepreneur; consists of an attractive smart lock device that installs on the interior side of existing deadbolts paired with a mobile app that allows authorized users to access  the property. If your phone is typically dead at the end of a day,…
  • Barbeque Sculpture

    Ann Porter
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    This BBQ from French Manufacturer Cesarré is so stunning, it will make you pause. It’s such a beautiful sculptural work of art, who wouldn’t want one? Called the Kara, this barbeque is finished in powder-coated steel. The Kara grill is 180 cm or 70.875″ high, 200 cm or 78.75″ wide and 110 cm or 42.25″ deep. The grilling area is 50 cm x 50 cm or just slightly over 2.5 square feet. While this grill is not for the serious barbeque chef who likes to cook in large quantities, it is also very likely to be too nice for the average patio. This grill is a luxury item…
 
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  • Barely There Chairs

    Jackie
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    When you walk into a candle-lit room or a dining room with a gorgeous chandelier as a focal point, it screams of elegance. Something about the clear glass instantly adds a look of sophistication. Another way to achieve that look is with sleek clear chairs. These barely-there chairs make dining rooms more luxurious while giving a farmhouse chic effect to more rustic spaces. Drape a sheepskin rug over a vanity chair to add coziness and warmth. Use your imagination and get the look here. Here are just a few of our favorites! http://www.inmod.com/calligaris-parisienne-chair-cs-1263.html…
  • Rugged Table Lamps for Industrial Design

    Alexandra
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
      Industrial style table lamps are perfect for that Brooklyn loft or urban office space you are creating.  Designed to resemble piping with the light literally pouring out of the ends, these table lamps give a grungy feel and provide an ultra-modern appearance. Pastelite Table Lamp Amberine Table Lamp Basanite Table Lamp The pieces are made by Zuo Modern and are composed of sturdy metal and durable glass. Whether the lighting is exposed or shielded behind a translucent glass shade, there will be plenty of light to illuminate your environment.
  • The Silva Giant LED Floor Lamp by Cerno

    Alexandra
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The Silva Giant LED Floor Lamp by Cerno will light up any space, especially large spaces that require a lot of illumination. It offers a minimalist and modern design with a rustic touch. It is handmade and constructed from eco-friendly materials. Its white linen shade perfectly accents practically any color scheme. Its body is made entirely from oiled, solid walnut and each piece is unique due to the difference in wood grain. The contemporary tripod base is sturdy and stable. Offering energy efficient LED light, this elegant floor lamp will bring a soft and warm glow to your home or office.
  • Sun Shades for Summer Fun

    Alexandra
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
      Tri Corale Sun Shade Single Sun Shade Turn up the retro modern flavor this summer with the Tri Corale Sun Shade or the Single Sun Shade by Modern HQ. This stylish shade will provide ultimate coverage from the penetrating sun rays while sprucing up the design of your exterior living space. It is available in an array of ultra-modern colors like bright blue, bold orange and mustard yellow. This shade will add a pop of color especially to an outdoor setting furnished in a muted color palette. Each sun shade is handmade from a strong canvas with a sturdy metal frame and pole coated with a…
  • Begin with One Color to Create Your Dream Living Room

    Alexandra
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Creating a beautiful and comfortable living room can be as easy as starting out with one color you really enjoy and taking it from there. The living room above has a cozy feeling with a soft orange tone as the primary color. The couch is fully upholstered in this color so your eyes are immediately drawn to it. The color is no longer overpowering when you observe glimpses of it in the lovely patterns that accent the lounge chair and cushioned coffee table. The light blue striped pillows on the left and the lavender accent plant to the right balance the room and give it a delicate appearance.
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  • 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
  • DIY comic book coasters

    Kelly Anderson
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This was a fun little project. I wanted to make something for my brother for his birthday, and came up with a way to combine his love for comic books and coffee: coasters covered in vintage comics! This was an extremely easy and cost-effective project using cork coasters (found at Target or IKEA) and Modge Podge. What do you think?
  • succulents: a home's best friend

    Kelly Anderson
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Have you jumped on the succulent train yet? Succulents are suddenly everywhere at home and work, and I get a tiny thrill everytime I see one. They are just so green and lush and cute aren't they?viaThey are so easy to keep, even for black-thumb types, and are a natural and budget way to decorate. Not to mention the clean air benefits they (and any plant) provide to a home. viaviasourceHere's a great chart on the various kinds of succulents. One of my favourite, the air plant - or tillandsia - is acutally not included because it is technically not a succulent. No matter - tillandsia or…
  • trend to stay: white

    Kelly Anderson
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you read my blog you know I love white. I find it very soothing to the eye and the soul. I believe it is timeless and can easily be used as a base for any decorating style. I'd also classify it as sustainable, because it can be washed and painted over, making the material or the walls last longer.viaviaviaviaviaThere are lots of wonderful white goodies for your home on Etsy. I've collected some of the best to show you so head on over. "White House" listDo you love white in your home too? 
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  • More Of Our Favorites at the “NY NOW” Show!

    jaklina
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    With 2,800 amazing companies at the “NY NOW” trade show, it was hard to choose just a few of our favorites, but here are some more that we absolutely loved! American Design Club is a company whose aim is to bring together designers working and living in America. They certainly caught our attention. We loved their playful and witty doormats with slang written on them. These are sure to welcome your guests with a laugh! Vita Lighting Their “Light as a Feather” lighting drew us in and we couldn’t help but want to know more! This Danish company creates feather lighting out of…
  • Inmod Attends “NY NOW” Trade Show

    jaklina
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    We at Inmod just attended the “NY Now” trade show this week, located at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. This market hosts 2,800 companies showcasing the very best lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum. There is literally nothing you can’t find at this show, with products ranging from fire pits to taxidermy to hand embellished pillows. Our team managed to walk through the majority of the “NY Now” floor and speak with multiple vendors about their products. Over the next few days, I’d like to call out a few of our personal favorites at the show. Fire Pit…
  • Inmod Takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!!

    jaklina
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Our Inmod Bastille Chair takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, courtesy of Web Content Manager, Jourdan. Watch this poor little chair get it, and see what happens next! We believe an ice bucket is a dish best served cold, so we’re donating anyway and nominating Apartment Therapy, Furniture Today and Houzz! Click here for more information about ALS, the Ice Bucket Challenge and other ways to help, donate and increase awareness.
  • Our Eurostyle Sale Is Ending Soon!

    jaklina
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Shop our Eurostyle sale now and receive 10% off. It’s your last chance! Sale ends this Sunday, 8/17 at midnight. Create an upscale dining experience with a sleek black and white color palette. Items featured in photo: Atos Dining Table, Grace Leather Side Chair, Bravo Bar Table, Fortuna Bar/Counter Stool, Sunny Arm Chair The perfect chairs to curl up with your favorite book and coffee. These earthy, modern chairs not only create a modern look, but are fun to swivel in! Items featured in photo: Fenia Swivel Chair, Oliana Swivel Chair, Robyn Shelving Unit Contemporary with clean lines,…
  • Stylish Dining Room Lighting

    katieh
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    When it comes to dining, lighting probably isn’t the first thing that you choose. You will likely pick out the table first, chairs second and then everything else is sort of an afterthought. Well, lighting is important, too! When you’re entertaining your guests in the dining room, you’ll want to make sure you have a stylish pendant or chandelier to shine bright and light up the table. Whether you’re lighting a small, rustic table for 6 or a modern extendable table for 12, a dome pendant lamp is perfect. Don’t over-think the lighting though — Have fun and be…
 
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  • 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…
  • Coastal living in Digby, Nova Scotia

    Florence von Pelet
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    If you seek a quiet place that offers just enough local activities, stunning views and an abundance of succulent lobster, we have just the spot, Digby, Nova Scotia. I recently had the opportunity to visit the wharf side town that is brimming with maritime charm. Digby Nova Scotia is a small town in Canada with a population close to 2,500. Farmlands dominate the town with rolling mountains, lush hills, fresh water lakes and the Atlantic ocean bordering the east coast of the Digby neck. Pulling up to our stunning home for the next week a true farmhouse equipped with a full barn, I was…
  • A trip to Guatemala: A country of color and love.

    Florence von Pelet
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    During BlogTour Milan I had the pleasure of getting to know talented interior design partners Kelly Kole and Joann Kandrac of Kandrac and Kole. One evening, over a glass of wine, Kelly briefly mentioned her annual mission trip to Guatemala which caught my attention. Kelly told us about her previous trips and how participating teams build a home for a family in need. She suggested I should join and I agreed almost immediately. With the support of previous BlogTour sponsors DXV, Mr.Steam and BLANCO as well as industry partners MODENUS, Flying Camel, Whitegood and O’Reilly DePalma we were…
  • Streamsong Golf and Spa Resort – The World of Alberto Alfonso

    Veronika Miller
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    We met Alberto Alfonso years ago when we first interviewed him for his design of the Chihuly museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. We’ve been back to the museum several times since, both for the love of Chihuly’s work as for the beautiful framework Alberto had created for it. Having now been able to see a second project we can safely say that Alberto’s work is about creating a stage for the design within or the setting that surrounds it, always with a focus on blending materials, shapes and textures for a well balanced, yet edgy, composition. Image credit Albert Hurley Opened…
  • How to use Modenus Designer and Artisan Portfolios

    Veronika Miller
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Recently, we have proudly relaunched our portfolio section for design pros, artisans and craftsmen. Since every new technology can be a bit confusing, we want to share a how-to with you today to make sure you can make the most of your Modenus portfolio. Have a look: You can see right away that our new portfolios are made to impress our audience. The three main areas are THE HEADER (Banner image, social icons and website link),  THE BIO (left sidebar with profile image, bio and contact information) and THE FIELD (with space for unlimited images). THE HEADER Step 1: Select your banner images.
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  • 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.
  • Lately: Waiting on Kitchen Island Lights, Searching for a New Dresser, Filming for HLN, and a Pilgrimage to Fallingwater

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Good morning! Here are a bunch of little things to catch you up on around here. First, it turned out that those Circa lights I wanted for over the kitchen island comes in metal as well as paper so that settled it! I’m so happy with my choice but not so much with the wait time. I ordered them two months ago and it’s going to be another  three weeks. At this point, I’ve waited so long, what’s another three weeks, right? Ugh. Next, I’ve been looking for a new dresser for my dressing room. You may remember I have the good ol’ Malm one in there from Ikea and…
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  • The Non-Nursery Trend: Making Baby's Room a Place for Mom Too

    Linnore Gonzales
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Nurseries are meant for babies, but who’s going to be spending just as much time in there as them? Mama! Baby isn’t going to have that big of an opinion on his or her surroundings until at least toddlerhood, which is why you should keep yourself and your needs in mind too as you design a nursery. It’s not called nesting for nothing! Here are some ideas to help you feather the space. Consider the Carbon Footprint You can get baby off on the right foot and breathe easier too when you design a nursery that’s as eco-friendly as possible. There are plenty of options to green the nursery,…
  • Bringing the Outside In: 6 Decorating Materials You can Find in Your Yard

    Linnore Gonzales
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    High style does not need high cost. In fact, there is something very gratifying about designing a spectacular room out of repurposed one-of-a-kind items. Items that can be found right in your own backyard. Bring the outside in with these 6 decorating materials that can be perfectly incorporated into your everyday indoor living. 1. Repurposed Wood Whether you have unused boards lying around from a fencing project or picked up some pallets from a local warehouse, repurposing wood is a highly ecofriendly, not to mention economically friendly, way to add rustic style to your home. Create a new…
  • The Vintage Modern Look: The Art of Combining the "Old" with the "New"

    Linnore Gonzales
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s easy to be swayed by design trends. They’re just so… interesting, different, exciting. But not every trend suits every person or home, and that can lead to décor disappointment. No one wants that! Thankfully, one of the latest trending styles in interior design also allows you to be true to yourself: the mix of old and new. The easiest way to feel comfortable in your home and happy with your décor is to stick with the things you love. And when you pair your modern piece that reflects your personal style with something vintage (that also reflects your personal style), you’ll…
  • Refreshing Greenery: A New Way to Look at House Plants

    Linnore Gonzales
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Create a stylish and health conscious addition to your home through the use of fresh and vibrant plants and flowers. Simple to incorporate into your current décor, greenery is not only gorgeous to look at, but will freshen the air and create a natural vibe that is both calming and inviting while still leaving room to interject your own unique style. Finding the perfect balance of style and health can be achieved by utilizing a minimum of one plant per room while paying meticulous attention to how each of your plants fits into your space. Consider the layouts of your rooms matching the right…
  • Room of the Month: Achieve the Relaxed Living Room Look

    Linnore Gonzales
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The term “relaxed” does not mean worn, tasteless or disorganized. In fact, it is quite the opposite. A truly relaxing vibe is constructed out of airy sophistication and simple stylish themes. Get inspired to get relaxed with these naturally calming living room looks. The majority of people respond positively to natural colors. These beautiful living rooms start with neutral palettes and then add watercolor hues to create a sense of effortless coherence that is very easy to live in. Think soft green, turquoise or aquamarine to complement white or beige against hardwood floors. Photo: Houzz…
 
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  • Designing Opulent Sky Villas For Bangalore

    Architects Bangalore
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    For years, the real estate market of Bangalore has been a ‘trend-setter’ of sorts in the Asia Pacific region. Property investors have always been stunned by the sprawling growth in luxury architecture in Bangalore, and the growing number of residential abodes. And today, hot ‘sky villas’ are talk of the town. Demand For Sky Villa Designs in Various Formats Sky Villas are the latest Continue Reading The post Designing Opulent Sky Villas For Bangalore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Why Invest in Building a Modern House in Salem?

    Architects Bangalore
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    Salem is the fifth largest city in Tamil Nadu, India. ­And hunting for good investment returns can be quite effortless in Salem due to its future growth prospects in the Real Estate market. Discuss your Architecture & Design requirements with Ashwin Architects in Salem With demand already growing; due to a well developing infrastructure, good transport services and availability of vital amenities like electricity, water supply, Continue Reading The post Why Invest in Building a Modern House in Salem? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Green Bungalow Designs, Natural Extensions For Better Future

    Architects Bangalore
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Heating, cooling, lighting, plumbing, painting and ventilation are the dilemma of non-green complexes and residencies. The high levels of energy consumption, high maintenance costs just add to the terrifying dilemma of monthly expenses. This not only troubles the inhabitants of the house, it even damages the environment. Read more about modern residential house designs or contact +91 9845 605 777 to Continue Reading The post Green Bungalow Designs, Natural Extensions For Better Future appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • 3 Green Building Materials You Can Start USING Heretofore

    Architects Bangalore
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:01 am
    Until the advent of the modern civilization in the industrial era, residential buildings were designed with Eco-friendly materials like mud, straw, stone, wood and other locally available materials. By default, these homes were all weather friendly and met the basic requirements of its inhabitants. What made them more inspiring, according to our generation, would be their no-risk features for future Continue Reading The post 3 Green Building Materials You Can Start USING Heretofore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Commercial Building Safety | For New Plans To Explore

    Architects Bangalore
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:43 am
    Commercial Architecture promotes efficient utilization of location, real estate space and client need by blending contemporary building designs with sustainable value. Commercial building design activities cover multi-storey structures, both residential and commercial; industrial building design and residential designs. All through the process, building safety in the short term and the long term plays an important part of the design process. Like Continue Reading The post Commercial Building Safety | For New Plans To Explore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers…
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • Coastal Sea Life Baking Soda Dough Crafts -Better than Salt Dough

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're all familiar with salt dough crafts, and you might recall the fabulous DIY Salt Dough Starfish! Now, here comes a new (to me) technique, using baking soda! People who used baking soda dough to make ornaments and other things say it's much easier to work with than salt dough, holds up really well, and no dough cracking issues. Erlene made all kinds of Faux Sea Life creatures, Displaying a
  • Nautical Signal Flag Decor -Custom Word Art, Celebration Banners & Pillows

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    To say it with nautical signal flags is always a good idea! And the Signal Flag Art store can help you with that. They have a variety of framed signal flag signs, such as this great Welcome sign, Ahoy, and one that spells out Listen to the Sea (featured below). But you can turn any message or name into a colorful nautical work of flag art with a custom sign. If you're the salty kind, this is a
  • Surya Coastal Summer Sale

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    There's one upside to the summer season slowly coming to an end that is summer sales. And one big sale that's going on right now is the Coastal Summer Sale of all Things Surya at Caron's Beach House. Everything is 20% off. The Surya sale includes lots of great pillows, rugs, fun poufs, lamps, as well as framed art prints. These are just a few of my favorite coastal decor items. Great word
  • Seabrook WA Coastal Home Tour by House of Turquoise

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Take a tour of Fish Tales, a Seabrook, WA, vacation rental that's got coastal and windswept charm with turquoise, rustic wood, coastal signs, and various customized touches. Erin from House of Turquoise went to Seabrook WA for a vacation with her family. They stayed at Fish Tales (Does your House have a Name?), one of the townhouses in the community, located right on Main Street close to the
  • Pottery Barn Beach Wood & Rope Sign Knock off

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Pottery Barn beach wood & rope sign knock off you're about to see is sheer perfection. You can hardly tell the difference! Not that the Pottery Barn Beach House Sign is super expensive at $59 (it's currently on sale for $50!), but if you have a perfectly fine wood plank and some thick rope handy, why not Knock It off! And Shirley did a fabulous job. Her Pottery Barn Knock off Sign looks
 
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  • What's The Best Paint For Your Trim: High Gloss, Semi-Gloss, or Satin Enamel?

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Every job is unique, but...Even though I hate applying a single rule system to anything in design, I do have a general tendency to use the considerations I’m about to outline for you when choosing paint finishes.Yes, I know, there are many, many qualities and varied finishes available out there, but let’s try to boil them down to some simple ones for this particular discussion, shall we? Good. Then... Let’s talk wood.If you’re painting a piece of wood trim, or some cabinetry or a door, you generally have three choices: 1. High Gloss I would love to use high gloss enamel more…
  • 5 Scenarios Where A Matching Countertop & Backsplash Makes Spectacular Sense

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Click to access in a new tab ;-) When your countertop slab's material is the prize, the showstopper, the focal point, the piece de resistance…When only having it on the countertop is not enough…When you want it to make a statement…When a broader band of it gives you the drama you’re looking for and adds importance to the material…When, in a larger size, it becomes the “art” in the room…When it's best appreciated in a big way, on a larger scale, with more of it featured…Then using the slab on the splash as well can give you that impact it deserves!Check out these…
  • After An Awkward Beginning, This Kitchen Gets A Dark, Dramatic Makeover From Carla Aston

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    "After" images by photographer Tori Aston I finished up a project a few months ago and I’m excited to share a few images of it with you today!This project was a bit unique, in that the homeowner wanted to go dark in her kitchen. She loved the idea of black countertops and didn’t care for the “white kitchen” look that’s so popular now.Me, I’m all about customization, bespoke interiors, and your home's design reflecting your personal desires and needs.That's why I was excited to go all dramatic here and give her what she wanted with a tasteful, sophisticated remodel that blended the…
  • Let's Go Shopping! (Or Not) | Cases For & Against Interior Designer / Client Shopping Trips

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photographer: Adam Lappin One of the tools that many designers use with clients is shopping trips.But it isn’t my first go-to method for selling a client on a design.One of the reasons I write this blog is to help people (future clients) learn to trust me. I want to be open about the process, the reasonings behind the decisions, and my knowledge of how I apply the elements of design to create a space. I want people to see how we come to a result, be comfortable with the process and well, trust me.I use many tools in order to gain that trust. Presentations, digital storyboards,…
  • These Families Weren't Quite Ready To Finish Their Remodel — That Is, Until...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    There is nothing quite as rewarding to a designer as being called back into a former clients’ home to do something new.Not only does the ease of a familiar relationship make the project more fluid, but there is one more very important reward:You get to see exactly how your former client is using the space you designed for them. You find out how it has endured, how it has met their needs, and how it has satisfied their lifestyles. You get to see how your work has “worked” in their home. I’m so fortunate to have quite a few of these clients. In fact, over the past five years,…
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  • 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…
  • Versatile Tribal Textile – Suzani

    Priti
    26 Feb 2014 | 5:16 am
    Decorative & Glorious Suzanis for YouYou must have got the idea from the title about what are we going to discuss in this post. Yes, it’s full of the lovely decorative and very famous statement piece  “suzani”. Yes, suzani is a form of tribal embroidered (needle work) textile which enriches the look of cotton, silk or any other fabric worked on in today’s era.Some of the common stitches which are used in souzani includes chain stick, back-stitch, running , satin…etc. etc. with cotton & silk thread.You can read more about different types of stitches in…
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  • Five Tips to get your Pool Ready for Winter

    Editor
    14 Aug 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • How do colors affect the quality of our sleep

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    20 Jan 2014 | 12:40 pm
    If you want to enjoy a quiet, sweet sleep, your solution is color. Specifically the color blue. A new poll conducted in Britain, showed that a blue bedroom can guarantee you a full eight hour sleep and waking up with a happy, positive attitude. See below what do the colors of your bedroom walls mean. Blue for low pressure According to the poll conducted, the color blue is associated with tranquility and it is estimated that throws the heartbeat and even blood pressure. The trio of the winners are also green and yellow as bedrooms which dominate these two colors also offer around 7 hours and…
 
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  • Pet Proofing Your Home Without Compromising Style

    The Home
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Many of us can identify with the saying, “A house is not a home without a dog [or cat].” But having a pet can also take a toll not only on your wallet, but on your prized possessions. Pet proofing your home is now a priority. Between accumulating pet hair, those unfortunate potty accidents, scratched floors and drool on the couch cushions, you’ve concluded that the high-end couch is now a doggy bed and the coffee table legs have become the cat’s scratching post. The good news is that if you’ve just brought home a new pet or if you’ve had your furry friends for years, there’s…
  • Re-Vamp Your Garden – 10 Unique Gardening Ideas

    The Home
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    No one wants to sit on their patio and look at a boring garden landscape. Traditional landscaping and gardening is like, so five years ago. Now, gardeners are ready to break out of the box (or pot) and get innovative with their landscape design. The trend of having “showpieces” within their flowery paradise is gaining momentum, and here are some unique gardening ideas to help get you on the right path to creating a garden worth showing and telling about on Pinterest. Take a chair you were just going to throw out and make it into a beautiful garden conversation piece: Via Oscar Mora That…
  • VIDEO: Mid-Century & Traditional: Antiques That Live Together #hpmkt

    The Home
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Home Fashion Report’s Ellen Gefen joined Randall Tysinger in his antiques showroom in High Point at the fall 2013 High Point Furniture Market. Check out some of the vintage pieces in the showroom, which have been collected from all over the world, and represent multiple generations! As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. #hpmkt TheHome.com - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • VIDEO: Work From Home? Work Well with Hooker Furniture! #hpmkt

    The Home
    18 Dec 2013 | 10:34 am
    In today’s society, more and more professional industries support employees that work from home. Working at home can present challenges, such as integrating a work space into a small room or area. Hooker Furniture is right on point with their Work Well collection, featuring pieces that are functional, beautiful, and technologically advanced! Watch this video and hear Hooker’s Marketing Director, Kim Shaver, delve into the details of the collection. As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. TheHome.com - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • VIDEO: Dune & Duchess – Color Pops on Traditional Furniture Pieces #hpmkt

    The Home
    18 Dec 2013 | 10:15 am
    Showing for the first time at the Fall 2013 High Point Market, Dunes & Duchess debuted colorful candle holders and sconces. Stacy Kunstel, the co-founder of the company, gives the background of the company, as well as how the pieces are made. Bright colors on traditional furniture and lighting shapes made this booth a popular stop for designers looking for custom pieces. As seen on Home Fashion Report, fall 2013. #hpmkt TheHome.com - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
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    Design The Life You Want To Live

  • 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!
  • DIY tiny cabin. LESS is the new MORE.

    Lynne Knowlton
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:53 am
      Didja hear the news?    We built a teeny tiny cabin!  It’s so dang sexy!!  I’m going to show you how to do it too.  Why??  Because you deserve a sexy DIY cabin how-to.  Holy batman.  It’s juicy.  It’s awesome … Read More!
  • Shut the front door !! It’s a GIVEAWAY. Squeal !!

    Lynne Knowlton
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    Go ahead.  Shut the front door.  Now run for it.  Sprint your buttocks straight to the sofa. JUMP! Whoomphfff. Have you landed your butt down on the fluffy sofa?  Ahhh, good. Grab a fantabulous book and chillax.  That’s what finding the sweet … Read More!
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  • 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
  • the cool mid century ceramics of harrison mcIntosh

    themodernsybarite
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Right now is a good time to be collecting mid century ceramics: auctions are filled with American studio pottery, and museums and galleries are hosting exhibitions.  Finally people are starting to take notice of the incredible talent and creativity of … Continue reading →This post the cool mid century ceramics of harrison mcIntosh first appeared on
  • great house museums: the cognacq-jay in paris

    themodernsybarite
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Loyal readers know that I’m addicted to house museums, so today I introduce you to the Cognacq-Jay House Museum in Paris.  House museums are time capsules of wonderful paintings, furniture and decorative arts assembled by great collectors and presented in … Continue reading →This post great house museums: the cognacq-jay in paris first appeared on
  • viennese design: recycled luxe

    themodernsybarite
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I love recycling as much as the next guy, especially when it’s given a chic modern dose of Viennese design.  Designers are always trying to reinvent every aspect of modern living, but often the past is more than just a … Continue reading →This post viennese design: recycled luxe first appeared on
  • cool pulls and artsy knobs

    themodernsybarite
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Using a set of cool pulls and knobs to spruce up a piece of furniture – be it a kitchen cabinet, bathroom vanity or chest-of-drawers – is a well-documented decorator tip.  But finding extra special pieces, now that can be … Continue reading →This post cool pulls and artsy knobs first appeared on
 
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  • 3 Window Treatments From History That Are Still Popular

    Julie
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo credit: Flickr.com – Igor You have a beautiful house and proud of it, but you’ll never want passersby to peek into your house through windows. You need window treatments, whether it is a shutter or panels, to keep the privacy of your interior by blocking the view from outside. These treatments also increase energy efficiency. They also have impact on home décor, like rugs, pillows, cushions and other soft furnishings. Though window treatments have apparently insignificant details, but they greatly influence other home décor. The right selection of window treatment balances…
  • Dealing with Apartment Water

    Julie
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    Photo credit: Flickr.com – morning sun There are lots of advantages to living in an apartment: you (usually) don’t have to pay to fix something that breaks. You can pick up and move whenever you feel like it, provided you aren’t bound by a lease. Apartments are typically cheaper to heat and cool. Apartment buildings usually have more security and safety measures than a standard house. Lots of them come with swimming pools. There is someone to hear you if you scream. At the same time, there are some things that houses offer that apartments don’t. For example, there is more freedom…
  • 6 Mobile Apps That Can Help Bring a Room to Life

    Julie
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Image via Flickr by Jeremy Levine Home improvement and mobile devices might seem like an odd fit. After all, most smartphone users are browsing on the go, away from the comforts of the space they would be designing. Inspiration, however, is fickle and can strike anywhere: at work, on the subway, or your favorite coffeehouse. Here are some apps to help you document and categorize such inconvenient moments of zen, as well as allowing you to spend some cold, hard cash to turn the dreams into reality. Snapguide How-to guides are invaluable for those dedicated to the DIY lifestyle,…
  • Tips for Apartment Gardening

    Julie
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Photo credit: Flickr.com – acb One of the advantages of apartment living is that you don’t have a yard to take care of. Unfortunately, one of the disadvantages is that you don’t have a yard for gardening. Although that last part is not exactly true because you can actually start a garden in your apartment. Gardening with a balcony If you have a balcony, or similar outdoor space, then you already have most of what you need for a great apartment garden. Even if it’s a tiny space, you can grow a variety of food crops in containers including: ·  Squash ·  Peppers ·  Tomatoes…
  • KB Homes – How A Smart Home Will Change MealTime [Infographic]

    Danny
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    Source: Kbhome.com KB Home put together a great infographic that will show you how a smart home will revolutionize your mealtimes. You will be surprised. Just imagine this: you had a tough day at work and all you want is to eat something really good and relax. But, after such a long day, who has a time to prepare dinner? Well, what if we told you that your appliances will make your tasty dinner by themselves and it will be ready when you come home? You can just use your smart-phone controllable slow cooker, even though you are not in your kitchen. You can switch it on or off, change the…
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    OBJECT <> PLASTIC

  • 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).   
  • white wall coat hooks

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Here is a pair of white wall hooks, with the traditional large hook above and smaller hook below.  The hangers measure 5-1/2” long by 3-1/2” wide. eBay item 181472648996 sold July 29, 2014 at 18:20:07 PDT (United States).  One bidder placed 1 bid and the pair of coat hooks sold for $19.00 plus shipping.  
  • three piece wine chiller

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Here is a domed wine chiller ice bucket that easily fits a bottle of wine.  It comes in three pieces.  The domed lid is transparent and has a square handle.  The outer body is smoke colored and the insert is in orange.  The ice bucket measures 10” across by 14” height. eBay item 291027056549 sold July 12, 2014 at 13:47:42 PDT, Buy it Now (United States).  The ice bucket sold for $33.00 with free shipping.
  • yellow wall organizer

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    This wall organizer has similarities to the UTEN.SILO I, UTEN.SILO II, and Wall-All III organizers by Dorothee Maurer-Becker.  This particular organizer looks like a hybrid between the II and the III.  It has single-ply construction and the backs of the pockets have been reinforced with glue.  There is no indication as to any markings. eBay item 131212787911 ended June 17, 2014 10:44:44 PDT (United States).  Four bidders placed 4 bids and the wall organizer sold for $33.00 plus shipping.
  • Plastics as an Art Form | Thelma Newman | Chilton Book Company, publisher | 1964, 1969

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Plastics as an Art Form was first published in 1964 and published in a revised edition in 1969.  It is part of a series of books authored by Thelma R. Newman that discuss a variety of material topics.  I previously recommended Plastics as Design Form. Dr. Newman explains in the preface that Plastics as an Art Form is “essentially a source book for artists, craftsmen, and art educators who desire a foundation in plastics as an art form.”  The purpose of the book is to introduce the reader to how plastics are being used in the arts.  Previous work in this area has been…
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • Dog Days of Summer

    Phyllis
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    We are well into the month of August - the dog days of summer  - and what better time to pamper your pet?  While you are relaxing in the sun,  thinking about all the luxuries that you enjoy, why not think about what you pet might enjoy as well! Dog Days of Summer Maybe your pampered pooch wants to take a dip in the pool, just like you do.  But don’t forget, safety first!  If your dog isn’t the best swimmer, invest in a life jacket for your pooch so you don’t have to worry about them! Pooches with Life Vests You enjoy relaxing on your lounger and enjoying a beautiful…
  • Modern Pendant Lighting

    Phyllis
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    We have collected a number of really interesting pendants to share with you this week from a company called Bodner Chandelier. I love the random swirls of rust colored iron which diffuse and disguise the bulbs in this pendant from their Beehive Series.  So cool! Beehive Series I want this!  I wish I had the space with a high enough ceiling to hang this over my dining table.  I feel as if I am looking at a wintery night scape. (And I am not even a fan of winter).  Divine!! Woodland Series Another two very cool metal pendants for the modern home.  The Beehive is re-imagined. Beehive Glow…
  • Fun With Florals

    Phyllis
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    One of the many reasons that I love interior design is that I get to live vicariously through the design concepts we create for our clients.  Case in point – florals.  While I have never been drawn to florals in my own home, I absolutely love them for my clients who have more traditional taste.  The image below features a traditional bergere chair with a contrast floral fabric wrapping the back of the chair while a solid is seen in the front.  I love the playfulness and interest this gives to the chair.  It provides an entirely new personality and let’s us bring pattern and…
  • Graham & Brown Paintable Wallpaper

    Phyllis
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I am obsessed with these new wallcoverings from Graham & Brown . Gone are the days of dowdy anaglypta pattern offerings.  Enter the new age of paintable papers.  Woo hoo! Curvy Paintable Wallpaper As a designer, we often search for wallcoverings and find a pattern we love but it is not available in the colorway we need.  Unless our client is up for a custom project, we have to continue the search. Large Squares Paintable Wallpaper Now we can simply use a great pattern and paint in any color we wish to get the exact look we want.  Sound good? Large Scrolling Leaves Paintable…
  • Fantastic Faux Finishing!

    Phyllis
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I have been using faux finishing as a part of my artistic design arsenal for over two decades.  This wonderful technique can add such a special element to a space!  We have the most wonderful team of faux finishers, all women, who have adorned the walls, ceilings and floors of our clients’ homes. Each is a unique work of art.   I came across the images below by B Taylored Designs and was inspired.  I would love to take this inspiration to my client’s next project.  Elegant powder room, here we come! The red reptile ceiling detail adds texture and warmth to the living room…
 
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    Courtney Price Design

  • Restaurant & Bar Design

    Courtney Price
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Restaurants and Bars now have to be as pleasing the eye as they are pleasing to the taste buds, design matters: Related posts: Tadich Grill- California’s Oldest Restaurant Ski House Design- the Mountain Modern Trend Bix Restaurant in San Francisco
  • Artichoke and Avocado Salad

    Courtney Price
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This is one of my favorite salads that I discovered in NYC a few years ago- so easy and delicious that I could eat it every day: Related posts: Beautiful Layered Salads Easy to Make Friends With Benefits: Lobster and Avocado Summer Fruit Salad Dressings
  • Bix Restaurant in San Francisco

    Courtney Price
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Considered by many to be THE quintessential restaurant of San Francisco... Related posts: Tadich Grill- California’s Oldest Restaurant The Slanted Door Restaurant & Bar Design
  • Summer Fruit Salad Dressings

    Courtney Price
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Wrap up summer with some fresh recipes- fruit salad dressings today on the blog: Related posts: Artichoke and Avocado Salad Friends With Benefits: Lobster and Avocado Watermelon Salad
  • Thermador and Traditional Home Great Kitchens Getaway

    Courtney Price
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Traditional Home + Thermador + Great Kitchens Getaway = AWESOMEness in the OC Related posts: Kitchens Are the New Living Rooms Miele Steam Cooking: Technology for a Healthy Kitchen Traditional Home
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    Inhabit Blog

  • Outdoor Modern Patio Furniture

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:43 am
    Making the choice of outdoor modern patio furniture not only means getting hold of a design that you might like, but also choosing furniture that can last for a very long span of time without losing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Revealing Natural Beauty in Your Home

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Rough edges, natural hues, structural necessity stealing the aesthetic spotlight; it’s well noted that stripping back your home décor can have a wonderful effect.Here are some areas where stripping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Latest Dining Room Furniture Trends

    admin
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    If you are really tired of the boring look of your dining room furniture, then it is time for you to consider the latest dining room furniture trends. You should try getting updated trends in dining... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Latest Living Room Furniture Trends

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    Everyone should always decide on getting the latest living room furniture that can accentuate the look of the home. It is the requirement of a particular family that helps in making the decision... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Take Care of Carpet Floors

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
      Carpet based flooring is very commonly used of the various floor types and is preferred more as compared to others. It has been around for quite some time now. In fact, it is one of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Decoholic

  • Shabby Chic Farmhouse

    Melina Divani
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    A home as lovely as this, with beautiful finished floors refurbished from a former two-flat apartment building, has been transformed into a hub of striking “shabby chic” décor, with textured accents and interesting ornaments. Renovated floors, refurbished walls, and additional renovations turned a rundown edifice into a livable wonderland of spectacular furnishings and plenty of open space. A group of individual distressed chairs are placed casually around an old farm table. Painted in a vintage-white hue, the eating area is reminiscent of a 19th century French farmhouse. The apothecary…
  • 18 Ideas To Decorate With Apothecary Jars

    Melina Divani
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Apothecary jars are a marvelous way to add panache as a decorative element to your home. They are extremely versatile and can be used in just about any room in your home. However, you will probably see them most in kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories, or placed on accent tables in hallways and living rooms. Nonetheless, apothecary jars are as flexible as your imagination will allow. Most apothecary jars you find will be clear; however, it is not hard to find amber, brown, or blue jars either. They come in numerous shapes and sizes with different types of lids as well. Here are a few…
  • A Spacious And Exceptional Living Space

    Melina Divani
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:46 am
    Spacious loft designed by IF group, located in Esslingen, this park was formerly used as army barracks in the late times of Wilhelmine Era. At the end of the millennium, it was converted into a domestic complex and has since then become a popular residential area; special thanks to the beautiful and attractive hillside scope which are at a walking distance from the Esslingen town Centre. At the end of the two storey block, a family decided to transform a loft space to their home when an agency moved. A visually pleasing, spacious and open living zone was created across the 400 square meters.
  • The Line Hotel by Sean Knibb

    Melina Divani
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    The Line is a new hotel collaboration by the sydell group with roy choi, the houston brothers, sean knibb, and poketo. the mid-century building was designed by daniel mann johnson + mendenhall in 1964, the same architects behind the iconic american cement building down wilshire blvd. the building has been restored and fully renovated with re-imagined public spaces and guest rooms designed by Sean Knibb. the line sits alongside koreatown’s famous pre-1940 brick colonial revival buildings, in a neighborhood that’s working and playing 24 hours a day thanks to southern california’s highest…
  • Modern With The Typically Warm Atmosphere Of Engadine-Style Houses

    Melina Divani
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    House in Pontresina, St. Moritz, designed by Carlo Donati Studio.  The aim of the project was to create a dialogue between the minimalist approach of the design, pure spaces and lines with the typically warm atmosphere of Engadine-style houses in Pontresina. We wanted to combine sophisticated design with ironic, decorative motifs such as wallpaper with tree patterns or a custom-made elk antler chandelier. The colours and materials used are meant to closely reflect those of the natural environment visible through the big windows: dark ebony wood for the kitchen furniture, doors and bath…
 
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  • Five Tips to get your Pool Ready for Winter

    Editor
    14 Aug 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • How do colors affect the quality of our sleep

    Nicole Papadimitriou
    20 Jan 2014 | 12:40 pm
    If you want to enjoy a quiet, sweet sleep, your solution is color. Specifically the color blue. A new poll conducted in Britain, showed that a blue bedroom can guarantee you a full eight hour sleep and waking up with a happy, positive attitude. See below what do the colors of your bedroom walls mean. Blue for low pressure According to the poll conducted, the color blue is associated with tranquility and it is estimated that throws the heartbeat and even blood pressure. The trio of the winners are also green and yellow as bedrooms which dominate these two colors also offer around 7 hours and…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • Modern Furniture design pieces at Maison et Objet Paris 2014

    BRABBU
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Here we’re once again, packing to another Design Agenda week, with one gold in our minds: provide the best contemporary living room ideas, with our mid-century modern furniture design collection. From 5th to 9th September, in Maison et Objet Paris 2014,  BRABBU (Hall 5B, stand M16) promises to give you the most exciting Design experience ever. Check our last Maison et Objet exhibtion, January 2014 (click here) Maison et Objet is the stage that will reunite the brand’s novelties, the best sellers and the most looked by the Press. A cosmopolitan, cozy and fierce ambiance that totally…
  • 15 Designer Tips you need to know when buying a sofa

    BRABBU
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    One of the most wanted furniture design pieces, when you attend to international fairs. They are in upholstery collection. We talking about sofa! Either in residential homes or in luxury hotels, living rooms always need a sofa to make the first visual impact, and somehow…is the first thing that interior design are looking for when start their projects. Purchasing one that you absolutely love, that will stand the test of time, can be an intimidating and all-consuming task. You can stumble your favorite websites (hope www.brabbu.com is one of those…) for ideas but eventually you…
  • Frank Lloyd Wright buildings: UNESCO Architecture Heritage Status

    BRABBU
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is currently considering the addition of 11 Frank Lloyd Wright–designed buildings as a single World Heritage Site. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Interior submitted the nomination of the buildings, citing that the selected designs “span almost 60 years of his efforts to create an ‘organic architecture’ that integrates buildings with nature and dramatically melds form with space.  All aspects of design, from siting to furnishings, reinforce this concept. … The properties proposed have been acclaimed…
  • How to add Mid-century design Furniture to your home in 7 steps

    BRABBU
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    For over 4 decades, some furniture brands became nostalgic, what give them serious thoughts in pull of the ingenious architectural designs of the 1950’s, taking modern-day homes back in time. Unfortunately, most of these elusive mid-century jewels have all been purchased (there are only so many left to go around). How about we meet in the middle by taking our ready-made home out of its boring box and turn it into a mid-century architectural dream? BRABBU will show you in how to add mid-century design furniture in quick 7 steps, just to make you back in time (without living in a time…
  • 4 London Best Bars to be in next week

    BRABBU
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Ok…there’s less than 2 months remaining for UK’s biggest fair, 100% Design, but BRABBU is planning a kind of  London City Guide preview, to show to all attendance what will be there at 100% Design, besides the fair exhibition area. 100% Design will be the moment to gather a cultural melting pot, where it makes all things unique and in London’s pop-up scene ensures that fair city remains firmly fixed on the party map. Top cocktail London’s drinking bar spots pop-up across the city, welcoming one and all to experience a world of sensory overload, curated by some…
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  • 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…
  • Outdoor Living Inspiration: Backyard Getaways

    Reyna.R
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? Lots of creative folks are making their favorite getaway destination their own backyard. We think that’s a fun and financially responsible decision. Today, let’s take a look at some clever and beautiful ideas for backyard getaways. From tiny patios with built-in seating for two to large spaces for entertaining in style, these inviting outdoor living retreats will appeal to those who just want to relax and enjoy life without a lot of travel time. This streamlined rustic chic living room offers a getaway down a few steps from…
  • Ceiling Fans for Beauty and Functionality

    Reyna.R
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Are you a big fan of ceiling fans? The answer to that question often depends on where your home is located on the world map and what interior design style you favor. In tropical style rooms a ceiling fan may be used to make a design statement, while for those living in hot regions or hot and humid climates, it’s all about functionality and air movement. In any case, it’s easy to find good looking ceiling fans that work well in any space. See below for some great rooms with ceiling fans done in differing styles and then you can check out a few of the new ceiling fans we’ve…
  • Clever & Creative: 8 Happy Spaces

    Reyna.R
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    One of the things that can bring a lot of joy into our everyday lives is a happy place to live. What does a happy living environment mean to you? Is it color? Or perhaps lighting? Maybe it’s simply the pulling together of all sorts of elements that have special meaning. We think the hallmark of a “happy” space is it that it makes us smile. Today, we would like to share eight rooms that will surely bring a smile to your face. What do you think? Ethereal with a pink glow, what could be happier than a living room decorated for a celebration? Or shaggy pink flamingos. Time to…
 
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    curatedbylyn.com

  • 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 .
  • Black in Design

    curatedbylyn
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    - eclectic modern vintage designThe color black will never go out of ‘style’, despite what others might say. An elemental base color suitable for both work and play, it supersedes ‘trend’ to hold its unwavering position as a classic. In interior design, when done right, black is moody, crisp, with a hint of the gothic. In fashion, black is both […]The post Black in Design appeared first on .
  • A Modern Traditional Foyer: The Perfect Mix

    curatedbylyn
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    - eclectic modern vintage designThis lovely foyer encapsulates everything I adore about modern vintage eclectic interior design; unexpected pairings to produce a beautiful environment. The delicately intricate boiserie and marble flooring maintain the historic nature of the foyer, which is updated with a surprising infusion of color. The runner, in bright saturated pink and green, could otherwise look preppy. […]The post A Modern Traditional Foyer: The Perfect Mix appeared first on .
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  • Luxurious and Elegant Traditional Mansion Interior Design

    Founterior
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    This home is simply outstanding! In every inch, in every details you can feel the luxurious and stylish approach that […] The post Luxurious and Elegant Traditional Mansion Interior Design appeared first on Founterior.
  • Modern Cafe Interior Design Ideas from All Around the World

    Founterior
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    I love cafes! I love to spend countless hours in their cozy interior drinking a fresh and strong cup of […] The post Modern Cafe Interior Design Ideas from All Around the World appeared first on Founterior.
  • Home Office Design – Tips About Organizing Space

    Founterior
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    Everyone knows someone that usually has a lot of work to do from his own home. Sometimes even we are […] The post Home Office Design – Tips About Organizing Space appeared first on Founterior.
  • 5 Essential Items Every Home Office Should Have

    Founterior
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    Wouldn’t you just love to tell your boss to “shove it,” and perhaps a few other choice words, vacating the […] The post 5 Essential Items Every Home Office Should Have appeared first on Founterior.
  • 20 Euro Palettes Furniture Ideas – Interior Inspiration

    Founterior
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    Today I would like to introduce you to this top trendy flow in the interior design – using wooden Euro […] The post 20 Euro Palettes Furniture Ideas – Interior Inspiration appeared first on Founterior.
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  • Tricks to Sizing Your Dining Room

    Jessica Olson
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Working for Bellacor made me realize how much there is to consider when buying furnishings for your dining room. Not only do you have to worry about budget, color, and personal taste, you also have to consider size. Figuring out the best size table and the perfectly proportioned fixture for your needs can be confusing. Here are the tips I use to direct people to their best pieces. Sizing Your Dining Table The table is the heart of the dining room. Whether you use your dining room for every meal, or only special occasions, the following tips will help you choose the most functional table for…
  • How to pick the perfect headboard for your bedroom

    Wendy Weinert
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    I’m sure many of you would agree with me when I say that a bed simply doesn’t look complete without a headboard. To me, headboards are the finishing touch. They easily enhance a room’s style. While headboards are essential to your bedroom’s overall design, not just any headboard will do. Keep these factors in mind to find a headboard that complements your room. Ceiling height Photo Credit: Design 59 When buying any piece of furniture, you’ll have to consider the room’s size and make sure that the sofa, dresser or table is scaled accordingly. When buying a…
  • Mixing patterns 101: How to effectively mix and match patterns in your home

    Wendy Weinert
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    Mixing patterns in the same room can lend a designer look to your space, but doing so can also create a chaotic appearance depending on the patterns you choose. Read on to learn how you can pull off the look and add a designer touch to your home. Photo Credit: Centsational Style The number of patterns you choose for your room can influence whether they work together or not. Odd numbers tend to look more appealing, so incorporate a minimum of three patterns in each space. While it’s not a hard and fast rule, the 60-30-10 strategy can make decorating easier. With the 60-30-10 approach, 60…
  • Decorate the natural way: A guide to natural-fiber rugs

    Wendy Weinert
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo credit: Iridescence I’ve noticed more and more people choosing natural-fiber rugs lately. If you’ve read some of my earlier entries, you already know that I am a fan of natural rugs (although synthetic rugs have their place, too). Natural-fiber rugs are durable, stylish and depending on which fiber you choose, they can also be very affordable. If you’re considering a natural-fiber rug for your home, use this guide to narrow down your options and choose the best material for your space. Wool: If you’re searching for a soft, high-quality rug, wool is a great…
  • 7 Design Hacks for Any Space

    Jessica Olson
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Creating a space of your own is a lot of work. If you’re dreading a big move, or a little redecorating, because of all the arranging and rearranging that goes with it, take a look at these design hacks that make big projects simple. 1. Determine your focal point. Photo credit: Casa Vogue Brasil Whether it’s the TV, fireplace, window, or your favorite couch, decide where you want your attention focused. Once you know what to highlight, your arrangement will fall into place. 2. Use bed sheets to visualize how much space your furniture will need. Fold bed sheets to the size of your furniture…
 
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  • Give Your Tables a Run for Their Money: Tips to Getting More Creative with Table Runners

    Banarsi Designs
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs) Imagine your favorite shirt or dress. What makes it your favorite? Is it the fabric, cut, or texture? Or is it the fact that that particular article of clothing is versatile enough to be dressed up or down for different occasions? You may find yourself wanting to agree to all the questions posed, which is completely fine! Likewise, when it comes to decorative table linens, you want to be able to use them in a variety of ways that will compliment virtually any occasion that you can dream up. Table runners don’t have to be limited to just your dining room…
  • Home Décor Gift Ideas for Any Occasion!

    Banarsi Designs
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    (Photo Credit: Oprah Just like events, gift-giving is a very abundant part of life that will never fade. As a matter of fact, they go hand in hand! Picking out a gift for someone and sharing it with them is the best symbol of your token of appreciation. You may have probably figured out by now that gift-giving can be quite the skill to attain if you find yourself invited to many events and milestones. It’s not as simple as you may think! Big chain businesses make a ton of money on mass producing typical gifts that they expect consumers to buy for numerous occasions, which results in…
  • Do You Know How to Make Up Your Bed?

    Banarsi Designs
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs) That may sound like an elementary question but what makes up a great bedroom space is its main feature: the bed. At the very beginning of the day, you are probably used to jumping out of bed and throwing a waterfall of clothes and other trinkets on it as you rush around to get ready for work. There’s a good possibility that you didn’t think to make up your bed and probably didn’t have time to think ahead to the end of the day where you become a bit irritated with what resembles a tornado. All you wanted to do was collapse and melt into your bed after a…
  • How to Spruce Up Your Event Décor

    Banarsi Designs
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs) Home décor is always taken to the next level when there are guests involved! Designing décor that suits your own personal style is from the perspective of mainly you. However, designing your décor in order to accommodate and suit other people with different tastes and styles can be a little more challenging. If you are the type of person who loves to host numerous social gatherings at your home, I’m pretty sure this is like music to your ears! With event décor, you are going for a more overall approach with the way you present your home to your guests.
  • How to Pull Together the Perfect Look for Your Wedding Reception

    Banarsi Designs
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    (Photo Credit: Banarsi Designs Getting married is one of the most exciting and overwhelming times of your life. And rightfully so! You are about to join your life to another in holy matrimony. We’d say that’s pretty life-changing. Planning a wedding can be just as nerve-wracking, as every little detail counts. This isn’t even counting the planning time needed to make sure your reception looks and goes smoothly. If you are looking for some refuge in your time of preparing for your big day, take a breather and let us help you out! When it comes to putting together the perfect look for…
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  • Privacy Solutions for Outdoor Spaces

    hgfjYT193
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Creating a Private Retreat When Your Neighbors are Too Close Spending time in your backyard is one of the perks of enjoying the warmer weather. Relaxing on a hammock, reading a book, or spending time with family and friends are great ways to enjoy your outside space in the privacy of your own home – except when that privacy is invaded by peeping neighbors or open spaces. Today, larger homes are being built on smaller lots, leaving homeowners feeling as if they are living in a fishbowl. Homeowners searching for backyard solitude have discovered some unique privacy solutions (as well as some…
  • Berry Slab Pie – The Perfect Summer Indulgence

    hgfjYT193
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Summer is the perfect time to indulge in the bounty of berries that are available to us at local farm stands and grocery stores. Here is a delicious way to enjoy a variety of berries all at once while savoring the comfort of a flaky baked dessert. Berry Slab Pie Recipe  Ingredients: 1/2 of 17.3 ounce package frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 sheet) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 1/2 cups fresh assorted berries (like blueberries, raspberries and blackberies) 1 egg 2 tabelespoons water Coarse sugar (optional)   Directions 1)    …
  • Money-Saving DIY Landscaping Tips

    hgfjYT193
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think of landscaping as the ultimate accessory for your home. The perfect balance of trees, shrubs and flowers can enhance your street appeal and welcome your friends and family to a showcase of beauty. Most often, however, this makeover comes with a hefty price tag. Traditionally, homeowners may expect to pay anywhere from 5% to 15% of their home’s value on landscaping (which is based on a median-home value of $213,000 in the U.S.), so could run you over $10,000 at the end of the day. To avoid breaking the bank, DIY landscape experts suggest following these tips to create a garden design…
  • Choosing the Perfect Sink for your Remodel

    caitlink
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Now that you’ve selected the perfect solid surface or granite countertop for your newly renovated kitchen or bathroom, your next decision is choosing the perfect sink. With so many options on the market today, Granite Transformations is here to put it all in perspective for you with an easy guide to making the perfect choice. • Stainless Steel Sinks – Experts agree. Stainless steel sinks are the best choice to complement your granite or solid surface countertops because of their undermount capability and durability. Look for lower-gauge stainless steel when selecting your sink to ensure…
  • On the Rocks or Straight Up? Tips for Stocking Your Home Bar

    caitlink
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Adding a custom bar to your home is a fun and efficient way to entertain friends and family, bringing value to your home. Granite Transformations offers creative design ideas to create the perfect bar for your home with the use of top-shelf materials. With all the trendy new cocktails on the bar scene today, stocking your bar can be a bit challenging. Experts agree that sticking to the basic spirits for traditional libations and adding a few flavored ones for a fun twist on old favorites is the perfect balance for a well-stocked bar. Here are some suggestions on what to buy and have on hand…
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  • ModCloth's Cutest Things

    Vidya Sudarsan
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    ModCloth is always surprising me with the cutest things that I never come across anywhere else. I frequently visit this online shop to browse through their new arrivals. While doing so, I found these adorable items! Hope you like them...Beautiful Balance VaseCloths PinFun DishJewelry StandScarf HolderNail Dryer
  • Decorate With Maps

    Vidya Sudarsan
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Maps give us a visual perspective of where we live, the places we've been, and where to go next. I feel nostalgic every time I look at a world map - my mind wanders off to all the cities I've visited and the memories I've made. I start visualizing the places I want to visit next. But it's not just the geography--the cultures, food, and languages make each spot a special part of this wonderful world we belong in. After seeing these stunning rooms, I am quite convinced that the world map can be used as a both a wall decor and a great memory. Do you agree with…
  • Simple Spring Decorations

    Vidya Sudarsan
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Here are a creative few ways to easily integrate nature into your home. I bet that most of us have access to leaves, lemons and flowers, so designs like these are quick solutions. As you can see from my examples, these stunning decorations are created using mason jars, glass bottles, cups, and vases. Easy, inexpensive, and sure to impress guests- what's not to love?
  • Tiny Colorful Kitchens

    Vidya Sudarsan
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Don't be afraid to accessorize your kitchen, especially if it is tiny. A small kitchen can be very boring without colorful accessories. You will be surprised to see how well decor and function blend in these kitchens.We tend to keep small kitchens too focussed on what we need, instead of trying to add colors and patterns to cheer up the room. This can be done via vases, fruit bowls, canisters, baskets, chalk boards, clocks, artwork, rugs, curtains, cabinets, etc.,  Think of clever storage solutions that are also decorative. Utilize wall space to either hang kitchen essentials or add open…
  • 10 Home Upgrades

    Vidya Sudarsan
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    In this page, I have a few unique home upgrades that'll blow you away. You can give your home a makeover by completing one simple project at a time without doing a big renovation. Tell me what you think of these 10 upgrades.1. Under-Cabinet lights will brighten up the space without giving off any shadows, making it easier to cook. LED lights will typically give you the longest life span compared to fluorescent ones—up to 50,000 hours of light.via: decoist2.  Transform your plain tiles with decals that will stick to your tiles.via: housebeautiful3. Give your appliances an…
 
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  • 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,…
  • New in: our favourite new duvet covers!

    strawberry_admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    We’ve introduced some fantastic new duvet covers to our range – they’re flying off the shelves and are a great cost-effective way to spruce up your bedroom. They instantly make a huge impact on your bedroom’s style as their such a focal point. Create a wild look in your bedroom with the Salima Animal Print Quilt Cover – the natural tones make this design fairly subtle but will add texture and warmth to your bedroom’s décor. Are you an old romantic? If so, you’ll love this red hearts duvet cover, we love this cute pattern and it’s the perfect print to create a warm and homely…
  • Trend alert: mismatched cushions

    strawberry_admin
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:59 am
    Our style expert’s top trend for June is mismatched cushions. They bring a living room or bedroom to life and can create a vibrant new look. Add depth to a room, bring it together and make it feel warm and homely by simply introducing a few contrasting cushions. Choose colours that complement each other, a mixture of patterns and prints and a range of sizes and shapes – don’t be afraid to experiment. Colours we particularly like to see together at the moment are bold shades such as lime green, pink and teal. If bright colours wouldn’t suit your home’s décor, then why not try this…
  • Shop it like it’s hot! Our top summer styles

    strawberry_admin
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:48 am
    We’ve picked out our top three style steals to inject a fun look into your home this season. They’re the perfect soft furnishings to freshen up your décor for summer! It’s time to turn up the heat with firey reds! We’re hoping this summer’s going to be a sizzler and are loving warm tones at the moment. Our chenille circle eyelet curtains have a vibrant, modern pattern and the deep red shade is perfect for this time of year. Fun, girly and contemporary … these bright pink voile curtains will add a splash of colour into your home this summer and make your décor pop. Make a…
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  • 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…
  • Tapping into Our Collective Unconscious: Claire Wire Interiors

    Eric
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    One more from Claire Wire Interiors… Freud utilized artifacts and relics as psychoanalytic triggers for delving into the most base, basic, and primal parts of ourselves. We can use these in our contemporary interiors to tap into our collective unconscious (a la Carl Jung) to make our interiors more meaningful. Claire Wire Interiors used a cow skull, vintage insulators, and an antique sythe in this application. These piece rest upon Go Home LTD’s Tambour Table (no. 12505). As a refresher, Claire Wire specializes in interior design and custom furniture. Claire works mainly in the…
  • A Gilded Louis XVI Chair Fit for a King: Claire Wire Interiors

    Eric
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Claire Wire Interiors specializes in interior design and custom furniture. Claire works mainly in the residential space with clients with eclectic tastes. According to Claire: This picture features an original Louis XVI gilded chair with new upholstery, an iron and granite side table, and the Go Home LTD weighted floor lamp (no. 15807). For more, please contact Claire at claire@clairewireinteriors.com Technorati Tags: Claire Wire Interiors, Weighted Floor Lamp
 
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  • 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…
  • Wedding Dresses: Timeless Artefacts

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    dorothydandridgeforever.com 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. dailymail.co.uk 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! vintag.es Jacqueline Bouvier…
  • New Members Club in Theaterland | Library

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:08 am
    Humid & tropical evenings in London are uncommon, but a few weeks ago I was very excited to attend the latest members club opening – Library – billed as a creative hub, targeted at those for a love of writing and reading. At first, I thought, “That’s quite a niche group” but actually once you’re in the club it opens up to so much more… You’ve got Shoreditch House for the media types, The Club at The Ivy for people in the arts, media and theatregoers (and of course countless celebrity sightings), The Hospital Club sits somewhere between, and…
  • Sketch London | Traditional Brasserie meets French Fantasy

    4 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Afternoon tea originated around the 1840s in Britain and was usually reserved for the wealthy upper classes, clinging onto a somewhat stuffy and overly traditional ritual. Today the custom is enjoying a breath of fresh air, morphing into a trendy and accessible part of British culture, and nowhere is this truer than at Mourad Mazouz and Pierre Gagnaire’s latest creation: The Gallery at Sketch London, which opened its doors on 6th June this year.  www.wallpaper.com Redesigned following Martin Creed’s eccentric commission in 2012, Paris-based architect India Mahdavi has…
  • What's On | July 2014 Events

    1 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's July edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of July 2014. This summer month is all about sports, picnics in the park and by the waterside and live music in beautiful surroundings.   2-6 July Henley Royal Regatta (Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2AQ) The best known regatta in the world and is both one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar and the social season. Enjoy a picnic and a glass of Pimms by the waterside whilst watching international standard rowing.
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  • DIY: Turn Old Book Pages Into Artwork

    Thalita Murray
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Meaningful artwork is important, especially when you end up looking at it all of the time in places like your own home. I recently discovered that my office walls were looking a little bland and needed some life, and I thought artwork using books within the artwork would make them that much more appropriate, since I happen to have endless shelves filled with books!I happen to like old books for decor also, so I had a couple laying around that I could use for a project such as this.From afar these almost look like abstract pieces, with just random lines left blank, but if you take a closer…
  • The Modern Design of Arro Home

    Kate Simmons
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Are you having a colorful day? Well it’s about to get more vibrant! Today we shine the spotlight on the modern design of Arro Home, an online shop offering a range of unique home decor items, from bedding and rugs to ceramics and kitchen textiles. The radiant, whimsical designs feature geometric patterns, interesting color combinations, playful prints and a heavy dose of creativity. Plus, the product photos are works of art in themselves! Are you ready for a closer look?…The modern offerings of Arro HomeCushions, Throws and BeddingLet’s start with some unforgettable…
  • Functional Sydney Residence Fuses Privacy With Ample Natural Ventilation

    Sherry Nothingam
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Building a house in the suburbs of a busy city like Sydney comes with a variety of challenges, and the task becomes even trickier when one has to work with limited space. The fascinating Plywood House II by Andrew Burges Architects is nestled on a thin, long plot that is flanked by several other houses and a busy street. Privacy was a key issue in shaping the overall contours of the house, as the homeowners wanted a beautiful family house that kept away any prying eyes while letting in ample natural ventilation. A smart combination of skylights, sliding screens with wooden slats and upper…
  • Sunny Retreat With Sensational Views: Ibiza Villa!

    Sherry Nothingam
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    When we talk about scenic holidays that bring together sun, sand and surf, our minds often wander to the amazing tropical islands of South East Asia. But the Balearic Islands of Spain offer equally enchanting getaways that bring together the charm of the Mediterranean lifestyle and unending opulence. And topping the wish list of most tourists who visit the region is the island Ibiza that is renowned across the globe for its glittering night life and unending parties. Nestled on the coastline of Es Cubells and overlooking the distant island of Formentera along with the Mediterranean coastline…
  • Sophisticated And Trendy Bedrooms With A Charming Feminine Vibe

    Sherry Nothingam
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    The bedroom is one area of the house where you can truly express your design style and decorating taste without any inhibitions. It is a personal sanctuary where your favorite shades, patterns and styles come together to create a serene yet stylish hub. The idea of creating a feminine bedroom has less to do with its occupants and is more about the color scheme, decor and the overall ambiance of the room. While we recently flipped through some stunning masculine bedrooms, today we take a look at some gorgeous bedrooms that exude a feminine vibe.Turquoise and Coral are trendy colors to use in…
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  • 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
  • Bathroom Staging Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Bathrooms that are properly staged create the feeling of a spa like retreat and a sanctuary for relaxation. The goal of staging a bathroom is to make it appealing to the highest number of potential homebuyers. Home staging will make your bathroom appear comfortable, shiny, functional, clean, organized, and spacious.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when staging your bathroom: Clean
  • Feng Shui in Interior Design

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:46 am
    Feng shui is the art of organizing spaces to increase positive energy or Chi in our environment. Feng shui pronounced "fung shway" originated in China. Feng shui means wind and water in Chinese. To create a healthy, wealthy, and balanced interior design environment you should use the five feng shui elements of nature (water, fire, earth, wood, and metal) in different combinations and
 
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    Decor Girl

  • Liqui Offers A New Turn On The Milk Churn

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Quirky, modern and oh so hip. This new take on the milk churn from Liqui s a great option for cool interior light fixtures. Read More
  • Color Scheme How To: Say I Can With Ikat!

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Let an ikat be your color scheme turnaround, changing the "I can't" into a no regret "yes I can!" Ikat patterns are basically like a crisp print with soft edges. Read More
  • No Fear Wall Tile From Walker Zanger

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    There is no need to be scared of making a mistake in the kitchen or bath with wall tile. Textured wall tile from Walker Zanger is an interior super hero. Read More
  • DIY Decorating: Are You A Green Faker?

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    When it comes to decorating there is only one way to go green which works in every home, with every style and 100% affordable... decorate with green plants. Read More
  • Be Sure To Flush In the Kitchen (And Bath)

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Countertop edges, cabinetry, sinks, faucets and appliances are now designed for seamless flush installation in kitchens and baths. Be on trend not behind it. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Give your bedroom a makeover with hardwood flooring

    Nicola
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. After a busy, stressful day at work, your bedroom should be your own little sanctuary; somewhere that you can go to unwind and forget all of your troubles.  Unfortunately, when people come to decorate their home, the bedroom is often not given as much thought and attention as it should. People may feel that they are limited in their options as to what they can achieve in this space, and therefore tend to avoid any major changes. However, your bedroom is one of the few rooms in your home that is just for you, so you should want…
  • Cherry Wood Floors

    Nicola
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    Cherry Wood has been used for centuries to craft not only flooring but furniture too. It has a pleasant dark red colour that is much sort after. It provides a vintage, traditional look and cherry wood floors are ideal for a period home. Cherry Wood Trees There is a wide range of different types of cherry trees, both flowering and ornamental. Cherry trees are most often known for the tasty fruit they produce and the pretty blossoms. But the cherry tree is also popular for its wood too. They are grown all over the world but are particularly famous in Japan for their beautiful blossom. American…
  • What are the latest hardwood flooring trends?

    Nicola
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Hardwood flooring has been a popular choice for people wanting to breathe new life into their home while also adding value for years and years. While different people have different tastes, there are certain trends that we see emerging and increasing in prominence every few years. The following are some of our key hardwood trends to be aware of this year. Darker hardwood floors Recently we have seen more and more people choosing darker shades of wood or darker finishes for their hardwood floor. While black flooring is chosen by some people to achieve a contemporary, monochromatic finish, this…
  • Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring

    Nicola
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    When you’re looking to decorate a new home, or redecorate your existing home, your flooring will often be one of the first areas you look at. While some people may opt for simple carpet, others will want to give their home a feeling of class and elegance that only wooden flooring can provide. If you are considering wooden flooring, one of the first questions you need to answer is whether you will go for traditional hardwood flooring or a laminate alternative. To help you make this decision, it is vital that you understand the differences between laminate and hardwood flooring, as well…
  • Award Winning Wooden Floor Company

    Nicola
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Here at Just Wood we work hard to provide our customers with high quality and durable wooden floors. We believe that we offer great flooring and a helpful service, and we’re not the only ones who think so! We’ve been presented with several awards for business and customer service. Business Awards We’ve won many awards over the years, including several of the Observer Business Awards, such as The Business Marketing and Promotion Award (2006) and the Medium Business of the Year (2009). We’ve also won a number of Arun Business Partnership Awards, including Business of the…
 
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    Home Stratosphere

  • 51 Fence Designs and Ideas (Backyard & Front Yard)

    longerdays
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Today we bring you our large gallery featuring a bewildering variety of fence designs and ideas for front and backyards. The art of yard fencing has evolved throughout the years, from simple property separators built with any available materials, to complex, artfully carved creations spanning multiple materials and hues. We’re highlighting some of the best examples of multiple styles here, including wooden fence designs in a spectrum of colors and shapes, brick fence designs, unique garden fence designs, and all manner of modern fence designs. Some of these backyard fence designs are…
  • 27 Luxury Kitchens that Cost More than $100,000

    HS Editor
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Welcome to our over-the-top luxury kitchen gallery featuring 27 kitchens with an estimated cost of $100,000 plus. These kitchen designs and estimates are from Zillow DigsTM (used with permission). Please note that the costs attributed to the kitchens in this gallery are estimates only. However, simply looking at them, it’s not difficult to see they are extremely expensive and $100,000 is not out of line. What’s interesting is the incredible variety in design. There are modern kitchens, country kitchens, contemporary, Mediterranean, light, dark and every thing in between.
  • LEGO Apartment: 258 Sq Ft Magically Transforms into 5 Rooms

    HS Editor
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    While many people strive for bigger homes, this video is an example of how you can lack for nothing in only 258 square feet. What’s even more remarkable, every furnishing and element needed for any room is hidden within the custom-built cabinets along the walls.  Essentially, it’s a bare cube apartment that magically transforms into five rooms. Rooms that Magically Appear: Kitchen:  Fully functional kitchen is hidden within the wall cabinets. Bedroom:  Bed rolls out from underneath the window. Dining Room:  Dining table for 5 drops down from the wall. Bathroom:  Glass cube…
  • Modern Apartment in Ljubljana, Slovenia by GAO Architects

    HS Editor
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Today we present a brand new home in the Situla development of Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. This striking, unique space was designed by GAO Architects.Gao designed an open living area, divided from the hallway with a slightly transparent wall. The heart of the apartment is the central kitchen, with oak countertop. Using a construction pier as a base for the kitchen counter helps it serve a multifunctional element, offering not only a surface for cooking and serving but also as a social center. The space is divided by the pier so the living-dining room opens up to a…
  • 60 Residential Garage Door Designs (Pictures)

    HS Editor
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Garages aren’t the most exciting part of a home.  But in our culture, they’re important and are a large part of most homes. The good news is that today’s homes actually strive to make garages and garage doors look good… often replicating the design of the home. Our massive gallery of garage door designs includes pictures of many styles of nice garages and garage doors.  Why nice?  Because we want to give you many ideas of what’s possible with your garage. One big trend is going with carriage garage doors in an effort to make garages look like the old carriage…
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    The Grey Home

  • 15 Essential kitchen gadgets for easier tasks

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

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

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

    Soufiane Nab
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    The project of the day is a chic interior design project and not too expensive for a reconstruction of a residential house. The design of this small apartment knew how to deal of the low budget and the space of the apartment. the result is just amazing. What captured my eyes the most is that low-level bedroom: I always liked low-level bed/living rooms for their look and their comfort. Again for the bathroom, the space was well managed and the design is just perfect, one thing i didn't like personally was the glass for the bathroom front, it lacks of some privacy but maybe due to the…
  • Interior color combinations #4 - Tan/blue

    Soufiane Nab
    7 Mar 2014 | 10:18 am
    This is the fourth part of the interior color combinations. We started this series of blog entries a while ago to talk/ discuss different color schemes and combinations you can choose. Choosing a color is an ambivalent choice to make sometimes and the main goal of this series of posts is to help you pick you color schemes for your house whatever the room and the area is. The combinations we are discovering/discussing today is : Tan / blue or light blue. First impression i have when i see this combination of colors is a feeling of serenity, tranquility. It reminds me somehow of the…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • 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…
  • Best Houseplants for Your Home

    Donna Hoffman
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ever notice the greenery and flora in those fabulous rooms you’re lusting after on your Pinterest pinboards and in your HOUZZ  idea books? Well, my decorating lover, the first thing to know is this:  They’re flora real! That’s because nothing says cheesy “economy motel lobby” quite the way a fake potted plant does, other than, say,  the actual lobby of a cheesy economy motel. So here’s my shortlist if you love the look of natural greens, but lack talent, patience or lighting conditions. Peace Lily: Peace Lily Actually, this isn’t a lily though it might bloom for you if…
  • Decorating During Life Crisis – A Bad Move

    Donna Hoffman
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you are contemplating a decorating project while also dealing with a high stress life situation, I want you to Stop and Back Away from the Fabric Deck.  Let’s face, for most of us, sometimes Life hands you a load of lemons in a big carton labeled “This cycle is going to suck, but you will get through it.” It should also have the tag line that reads “This is NOT the time to take on that decorating project you were considering.” I’m designing now for family in which one partner was laid off right before we began the renovation. I’ve designed for families when they were dealing…
 
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    Chic California

  • DIY Silhouette Art Using Thrift Store Frames

    chiccalifornia
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    DIY Silhouette Art Using Thrift Store Frames Everything old is new again! Ain’t it the truth? I have been noticing lots of silhouette pics popping up in gallery wall displays all over Pinterest and my favorite style magazines. Some people are using vintage silhouettes from their parents or even grandparents. And some are using new {Read More...} The post DIY Silhouette Art Using Thrift Store Frames appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #34

    chiccalifornia
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #34 Welcome back to another link party! For those of you who are wondering what a link party is, here is the 411. It’s a place that other bloggers can list their recent posts and where you get to see what’s going on in the blogging world. It’s not just {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #34 appeared first on Chic California.
  • San Francisco S’mores

    chiccalifornia
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    San Francisco S’mores Evidentally it was National Smore’s Day last weekend.  And I missed it. But not because I didn’t care. Oh no, I was just out living life. We spent last week camping at Lake Tahoe and I had lots of opportunities to roast S’mores. Now traditionally you all know that S’mores are made with {Read More...} The post San Francisco S’mores appeared first on Chic California.
  • “Fancy” Paper Plate Party

    chiccalifornia
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Fancy” Paper Plate Party I was the hostess at the beginning of August for my monthly book club meet up. This lovely group of gals has been getting together the first Thursday of every month for over 2 years now. Which, given everyone’s busy schedule these days, the fact that our book club gals rarely miss {Read More...} The post “Fancy” Paper Plate Party appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #33 and Back to School Giveaway!

    chiccalifornia
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #33 and Back to School Giveaway! I know many of you are already celebrating the return of your kiddos to school. I am celebrating my last few weeks with my kiddos home before we start school in a few weeks with a camping trip to Lake Tahoe. It’s not easy {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #33 and Back to School Giveaway! appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Boat Homes in Berlin

    Jessica
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    These stylish houseboats are located in Berlin, Germany. Each has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, and they’re available for short-term rent. Boat Homes in Berlin: “An oasis in the midst of the city. This sport boat at Rummelsburger Bay (15 min to Alexanderplatz) offers nature, water and a breathtaking view as well as all amenities of a comfortable studio-apartment. With design furniture, a fully equipped kitchen and even an oven..More...
  • Mystique by Mary Kavagia & Frank Lefebvre

    Magaly
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    The Mystique is a luxurious hotel located in Oia, Santorini, Greece. It was designed in 2007 by Mary Kavagia & Frank Lefebvre. Mystique by Mary Kavagia & Frank Lefebvre: “With a typical island-style design that preserves the nature in a climate of unabashed luxury, Mystique opened its doors on May 2007, built in the world’s most beautiful scenery. Located on Oia’s most famous cliffs with dazzling views of clear blue..More...
  • Residence Dream Valley by DBALP

    Jessica
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Residence Dream Valley was designed by DBALP. Located in Thailand, the spacious home makes use of color motifs to link the separate spaces, therefore creating a dynamic sense of unity. Photos courtesy of DBALPMore...
  • Contemporary Apartment in Bosques de las Lomas by Taller David Dana Arquitectura

    Magaly
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    This contemporary apartment is located in Bosques de las Lomas, a neighborhood of Mexico City, Mexico. It was designed by Taller David Dana Arquitectura in 2014. Contemporary Apartment in Bosques de las Lomas by Taller David Dana Arquitectura: “We perceive that this project holds a very deep and positive duality of furniture design & architecture. Our rational approach to this Project was to catalyze an integral contemporary architecture design, with..More...
  • Casa ATT by Dionne Arquitectos

    Magaly
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:29 am
    Casa ATT is a private home located in Puebla, Mexico. It was designed by Dionne Arquitectos and completed in 2013. Photos by: Patrick López Jaimes & courtesy of Dionne ArquitectosMore...
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Dove X Light by haoshi design

    Vania
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    These are not objects for everyday use; these are sculptures-lamps, which act as a sleeping pill. Their light calms and carriers you to a more peaceful world. Read the rest of Dove X Light by haoshi design originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Modern and Dynamic Chilean House

    Vania
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    This Chilean house has been built in the 80’s residential zone and recently had gone under renovation. The Raimundo Anguita architects  had turned the house into modern and dynamic home that can host large family and their friends. Through extensive usage of concrete slabs, black metal framing, large comfortable furniture and suitable lighting the house achieves certain contemporary substance and modern stylistics. The massive, rectangular construct of the house architecture interacts intensely with the surrounding gardens and courtyards. Their vitality brings freshness to the interior.
  • Kettal Garden Pavilion

    Vania
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Smart solution to help you organize outdoor dining area using new Kettal pavilion. Winter Garden pavilion combines comfortable outdoor furniture with soft and colorful textures and elegant decoration elements. Read the rest of Kettal Garden Pavilion originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Brick House with Smooth Curves

    Vania
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    In a way, this brick house with its smooth curves is truly a family home – it belongs to the architect Clare Cousins, the builder that created the new addition is her husband, and the landscape artist is her uncle. So they were able to experiment, create and test ideas for their home in close collaboration but of course, they had to consider some pre existing giving – the size of the lot, the existing house (which facade the architect wanted to preserve), the surrounding neighborhood. But with some fresh ideas, unusual approaches and smooth textures they created a warm, comfortable…
  • Poufs and Coffee Tables Made of Rope

    Vania
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Iron, wood, rope – simple materials which reinvent commonly used objects. A collection of poufs and coffee tables made of iron rods and woven cables in paste-dyed HT polyester mixed together like the paints on an artist’s palette. The reference to David Bowie’s iconic Ziggy Stardust is no accident and relates to the irony in the idea of revolutionising the type of accessory furniture in the area for relaxing. Read the rest of Poufs and Coffee Tables Made of Rope originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
 
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    Trendoffice

  • London Design Festival 2014 is coming

    trendoffice
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    - it is just a few weeks away. Let's have a look at some more of the new products that are going to be presented: Slow Wood Milan Lab-Store displays a selection of products realized by designers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Warmth and cozy elegance

    trendoffice
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    No matter what style is your home, even in a modern world with numerous materials and possibilities, the best approach to add more warmth and coziness continues to be by using wood on more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New design not to miss

    trendoffice
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    I Ricchi Poveri Toto by Ingo Maurer (source)Gem accessories - a family of angular lights, tables and mirrors taking inspiration from the facets of cut gemstones by Tom Dixon Geco... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Maison & Objet September 2014 - a glimpse

    trendoffice
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Just a look at some new products to be seen at the coming this September Maison & Objet: Beauregard cement tilessource Drop Top Lamp Shade by  Plumen«Louis XVI is back» by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New lighting designs at 100% Design this September

    trendoffice
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    During its 20 edition 17-20 September 2014 100% Design will show interesting new designs of over 400 brands. Look at some of the new lighting: Fish Deluxe lampshadeStudio Scabetti,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • 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…
  • Belvoir Cordial & Bubble Glass Competition!

    Cat How
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    We’ve teamed up with our friends from Belvoir Cordials this week in a giveaway perfect for sunny Summer afternoons! For the next seven days, we’re giving you the chance to win a set of Bubble Glasses and a pack of three delicious Belvoir Cordials on Twitter. The flavours include the classic Elderflower, Rhubarb and Strawberry and Blackcurrant and Apple. All you have to do is retweet the post and / or follow to enter! Good luck!   The post Belvoir Cordial & Bubble Glass Competition! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Inaluxe

    Cat How
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    I’ve admired the work of Australian design duo, Inaluxe, for many years now. A small design team consisting of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd which was founded in 2006; their studio is located in the Grampians, Victoria, Australia and their work has a colourful, mid-century retro style. They work mostly in gouache, ink, and acrylic paint as well as paper, wood panels, and linen and are mostly influenced or inspired by the natural world: organic forms found in nature; the magnificence of birds and animals; fleeting human interactions. While their designs might be abstract, there is a…
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    Interior Habit | Get your interior design fix!

  • 4 Swimming pools that are calling you!

    Interior Habit
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    These 4 fantastic swimming pool designs will make even the most water adversed holiday maker swim! Ubud, Bali Sleek minimalist design in the tropics Dark alluring pool design Indian pool
  • Industrial chrome kitchen

    Interior Habit
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Shiny stainless steel kitchen design juxtaposed against a rustic wall, beautiful!
  • Now that’s a pool house!

    Interior Habit
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Check out this light weight, seemingly floating, minimalist pool house. And if the architecture isn’t enough the view and location are fantastic too!
  • Rainforest shower

    Interior Habit
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    In keeping with some of our recent Moroccan designs here is a beautifully tiled shower, it’s like showering in a jungle!
  • 13 Industrial glass doors and glazed wall design ideas

    Interior Habit
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    Light is the most important element in designing any new room, so it is worth considering the method of getting natural light into your room as much as possible. These examples of glass doors, windows and other glazing should give you some inspiration for your own home ideas. We have focused on industrial designs, ranging from thin metal framed glazing to minimalist 3m glass panels. Enjoy! https://walhalla.com/project/291/stadsterras http://style-files.com/2014/02/20/a-family-home-in-the-heart-of-amsterdam/ http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/2012/04/me-and-aidan-gray.html…
 
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    Interioridea.net

  • 10 Beautiful Rustic Bathroom Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The bathroom should be a relaxing and clean place to be in, but foremost it should be decorated in order to meet your expectation and to be fairly close to your style and interest. Therefore, if your are kind of the nature enthusiast and you enjoy in natural and earthy things, then you are a The post 10 Beautiful Rustic Bathroom Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Refreshing Blue Dining Room Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    For all the people who want to create a super vibrant and relaxing ambiance in the dining room, blue is the perfect color scheme for the cause. As we have mention many times, the most refreshing and peaceful things in the nature are blue: the sky, the ocean, the smurfs maybe.  The blue dining room The post 10 Refreshing Blue Dining Room Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Cool Kitchen Interior Design Ideas with Brick Walls

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    The walls in the kitchen will determine the main ambiance and style that will prevail in the place. In order to create a bold and cool appearance of your kitchen you ought to use materials that will add dramatic texture and beautiful visual effect in the interior such as the brick walls. The brick walls The post 10 Cool Kitchen Interior Design Ideas with Brick Walls appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Outstanding Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Glass Walls

    Dragana Markovska
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Your living room is the place where you mostly spend your time when you are at home, and the place where you welcome your guests and visitors. That means that you should consider making this space as comfortable as it takes, and at the same time to achieve a look that reflects your style and The post 10 Outstanding Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Glass Walls appeared first on Interioridea.net.
  • 10 Exotic Moroccan Inspired Dining Room Interior Design Ideas

    Dragana Markovska
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you have an exotic taste, and you enjoy dining with style and luxury, than you should probably consider decorating your dining room in the exquisite Moroccan interior style. Who wouldn’t enjoy a meal surrounded by comfortable cushions, playful exotic colors and textures, unique decorative elements and vibrant lights? Moroccan style is overwhelmed with rich colors The post 10 Exotic Moroccan Inspired Dining Room Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Interioridea.net.
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  • Furniture Modern Design

    sarah ramdan
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    Modern Furniture Sofa Variety Ideas By 2.bp.blogspot.com Resolution: 1500 x 1279 · 440 kB · jpeg Size: 1500 x 1279 · 440 kB · jpeg Another ideas of furniture modern design:
  • Modern Bedroom Furniture South Africa

    sarah ramdan
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
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    21 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
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    20 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
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    Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas

  • Getting over-excited about bits of string

    Jenna Crotty
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Lately, I’ve been planning to hand-make some rustic candle holders and vases out of jam jars, so today I picked up the bits and pieces needed. I’m so excited about these materials that I had to share photos of them (*facepalms at self*). Photos of the actual crafts will follow but for now it’s just […] The post Getting over-excited about bits of string appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • All about the ranch look, with a rustic feel

    Jenna Crotty
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    After seeing Harvey Norman’s Autumn/Winter collection described as being “all about the ranch look, with a rustic feel, plenty of checks and even a few skulls”, I’ve been terribly excited to have a gawk. In an interview posted on the Harvey Norman blog, Rachel Mc Cann, Harvey Norman’s chief designer, describes the tone and feel […] The post All about the ranch look, with a rustic feel appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • 4 WTF things I saw for sale in IKEA

    Jenna Crotty
    29 Jun 2014 | 3:59 am
    I was browsing through that giant blue warehouse off the Ballymun exit of the M50 yesterday with my aunt and came across a few items that just made me ask ‘Why?’. Here are 4 WTF things I saw for sale in IKEA. 1. These fish cushions Because no home is complete without a fish cushion. […] The post 4 WTF things I saw for sale in IKEA appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • The 200 Year Old Stone House in Wexford

    Jenna Crotty
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:42 pm
    A Facebook chat message pops up on my phone from Peter with a link to a ‘property for sale’ advert in it. Buying a house starts with a link to a property advert, so I’m aware that clicking on this could result in mortgage applications, engineers reports, solicitors and very serious dotted lines. I click […] The post The 200 Year Old Stone House in Wexford appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • 10 Questions to Ask a Landlord When Viewing a Property to Rent

    Jenna Crotty
    18 May 2014 | 3:44 am
    Our moving day fast approaches – boxes of our possessions line the hall, our landlord is in the living room quizzing prospective tenants about their lives and strangers are walking around my home. It’s a strange feeling when people you don’t know are walking around your home looking in every room, but that’s part and […] The post 10 Questions to Ask a Landlord When Viewing a Property to Rent appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
 
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    Lights Online Blog

  • Top 10 Design Links You’ll Love For the Week of August 22

    Emma Harger
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    This week’s installation of Design Links You’ll Love really runs the gamut. You’ll find a way to explore museum exhibits, history lessons, childlike fun, cement with a surprise in it, great-looking menus and a basketball court that looks great but can also help improve your game. It’s Friday! Let’s have some fun. Google Cultural Institute from Google Cultural Institute Google does a lot. (That previous sentence just might be the most understated one you’ll read in a list article this year–or, in fact, any article). Much of it is criminally underutilized,…
  • Fabulous Friday: Savoy House Glass Orb

    Emma Harger
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    I saw this picture of a gorgeous kitchen posted to the Facebook page of fellow Atlanta-based company Construction Resources, Inc. Their main focus is on the grand super white quartzite countertop shown above, which is indeed incredible to look at and required a little special treatment to even bring inside the house. Offset with white cabinetry, a gray island, black countertops and that cool gray mosaic backsplash, it creates a very sleek and stylish overall look. After ogling the countertop, though, my eyes went up–as they often do–to the lights. Those pendants look familiar,…
  • Get the Lighting Featured on Property Brothers: August 20

    Emma Harger
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Nadine, Greg, their growing family and Greg’s beloved oversize couch Gabriela were in need of a bigger and more comfortable home. Greg especially wanted a space where he could go and rest after undergoing chemotherapy for his cancer. (We all wish him the best and hope he is doing well!) Did the Property Brothers provide them just that? Of course they did! It took some protracted back-and-forth with the bank, but eventually the family got their new home. Plus, unlike in last week’s episode, no ceilings caved in on anyone during the renovation process, which is always good. At one…
  • Great Pictures from Currey & Company at #atlmkt

    Emma Harger
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Another showroom I was really excited to visit at the July 2014 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market was that of Currey & Company. The Atlanta-based company makes some really artful, beautiful lighting and, since it’s one of the many great brands we sell at Lights Online, I was eager to see their offerings up close. Their large showroom didn’t disappoint! It was full of great ideas, displays, a huge wall of sconces and much more. Just like in the Elk Lighting and Cyan Design showrooms, I took lots of pictures, so it was hard to pick out just 10 to…
  • Cyan Design Swizzle in a stylish blogger’s closet

    Emma Harger
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    We’ve written here before about the endless possibilities in closet lighting solutions. This glamorous–and very generously-sized!–closet is just further proof that one light fixture can make a room complete. I spotted this picture on Marcus Design and literally immediately recognized the sleek multi-tiered chandelier hanging over that center table. It’s the Cyan Design Swizzle! Made of blush pink glass material cut into slender segments and staggered to create different tiers, 9 candelabra bulbs are tucked inside the center of this fixture. For some reason, I think of…
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    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.
  • Stair Rods – Jewelry for the Stairs

    Sandy Henderson
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Turn Any Stair Case Into The Center Piece with Zoroufy Stair Rods A common sight throughout the Victorian Era and into the 1930′s, stair rods were a functional part of home decor and another flourish in the exquisite detail associated with homes built during that time period. Before the days of non-slip pad and tack […] The post Stair Rods – Jewelry for the Stairs appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Discover Farmville VA – An Ideal Location for Shopping, History, and Recreation

    Sandy Henderson
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    In the heart of the Virginia countryside, there’s a small historic town called Farmville that combines the convenience of big-city shopping with the enjoyment of small-town hospitality. Farmville boasts a wealth of natural, historical, cultural, recreational and educational resources.  You can stroll down turn-of-the-century Main Street, with blocks and blocks of irresistible small shops – […] The post Discover Farmville VA – An Ideal Location for Shopping, History, and Recreation appeared first on Rug Rats.
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    Mupplebee

  • Don’t Let “Only If” Be Your Legacy

    Alycia Wicker
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee I just launched Designer DNA and early enrollment is ending. The price is going up and the goodies are saying “Adios”. If you’d like to see what it’s all about and how it could be a game changer for your design business click here >> Designer DNA Early Enrollment In the mean time, I’d like […] The post Don’t Let “Only If” Be Your Legacy appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • My Shocking Philosophy Of How To Be A Successful Interior Designer

    Alycia Wicker
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Mupplebee Warning: This post may piss you off. I had a post up on Facebook that led to my email list opt-in on how to get interior design clients. It’s a pretty successful freebie opt in training for my list building activities. After all, interior designers want to know how to get clients. Then there was […] The post My Shocking Philosophy Of How To Be A Successful Interior Designer appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • If You’re Website Isn’t Growing, Maybe You Aren’t Either

    Alycia Wicker
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee A lot of people think that your branding and website design are supposed to last forevah but I’m here to tell that it shouldn’t. I’m going to use myself as a prime example of how your branding and website design will evolve (and it’s a good thing). Evolution I’m kind of a different person than […] The post If You’re Website Isn’t Growing, Maybe You Aren’t Either appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Sick & Tired of NOT Getting Interior Design Clients?

    Alycia Wicker
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Like how, stupid! I totally want clients, why would I want to find out how NOT to get interior design clients? Dur. Oh I’m not saying you want to learn yet another new way to not get interior design clients, but if you’re already making sure you don’t get them with your interior design business […] The post Sick & Tired of NOT Getting Interior Design Clients? appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • What They Didn’t Teach You In Design School

    Alycia Wicker
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Mupplebee It’s been almost *cough* twenty years since I graduated college. It seems like such a lifetime ago. There I was, this chick who felt out of place, unsure of my abilities and afraid of my classmates. The design school suggested we dress for success when we went to class. So the first day I spied a bunch […] The post What They Didn’t Teach You In Design School appeared first on Mupplebee.
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Privacy Solutions for Outdoor Spaces

    hgfjYT193
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Creating a Private Retreat When Your Neighbors are Too Close Spending time in your backyard is one of the perks of enjoying the warmer weather. Relaxing on a hammock, reading a book, or spending time with family and friends are great ways to enjoy your outside space in the privacy of your own home – except when that privacy is invaded by peeping neighbors or open spaces. Today, larger homes are being built on smaller lots, leaving homeowners feeling as if they are living in a fishbowl. Homeowners searching for backyard solitude have discovered some unique privacy solutions (as well as some…
  • Berry Slab Pie – The Perfect Summer Indulgence

    hgfjYT193
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Summer is the perfect time to indulge in the bounty of berries that are available to us at local farm stands and grocery stores. Here is a delicious way to enjoy a variety of berries all at once while savoring the comfort of a flaky baked dessert. Berry Slab Pie Recipe  Ingredients: 1/2 of 17.3 ounce package frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 sheet) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 1/2 cups fresh assorted berries (like blueberries, raspberries and blackberies) 1 egg 2 tabelespoons water Coarse sugar (optional)   Directions 1)    …
  • Money-Saving DIY Landscaping Tips

    hgfjYT193
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think of landscaping as the ultimate accessory for your home. The perfect balance of trees, shrubs and flowers can enhance your street appeal and welcome your friends and family to a showcase of beauty. Most often, however, this makeover comes with a hefty price tag. Traditionally, homeowners may expect to pay anywhere from 5% to 15% of their home’s value on landscaping (which is based on a median-home value of $213,000 in the U.S.), so could run you over $10,000 at the end of the day. To avoid breaking the bank, DIY landscape experts suggest following these tips to create a garden design…
  • Choosing the Perfect Sink for your Remodel

    caitlink
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Now that you’ve selected the perfect solid surface or granite countertop for your newly renovated kitchen or bathroom, your next decision is choosing the perfect sink. With so many options on the market today, Granite Transformations is here to put it all in perspective for you with an easy guide to making the perfect choice. • Stainless Steel Sinks – Experts agree. Stainless steel sinks are the best choice to complement your granite or solid surface countertops because of their undermount capability and durability. Look for lower-gauge stainless steel when selecting your sink to ensure…
  • On the Rocks or Straight Up? Tips for Stocking Your Home Bar

    caitlink
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Adding a custom bar to your home is a fun and efficient way to entertain friends and family, bringing value to your home. Granite Transformations offers creative design ideas to create the perfect bar for your home with the use of top-shelf materials. With all the trendy new cocktails on the bar scene today, stocking your bar can be a bit challenging. Experts agree that sticking to the basic spirits for traditional libations and adding a few flavored ones for a fun twist on old favorites is the perfect balance for a well-stocked bar. Here are some suggestions on what to buy and have on hand…
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