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  • Bedroom Furniture : Get that look

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    Michelle Lesser
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
  • Remodeling 101: Polished Concrete Floors

    Christine Chang Hanway
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Concrete is the Cinderella of flooring materials. Long relegated to life as a subfloor—and covered up by a host of materials deemed more suitable for display, such as wood, tiles, and carpeting—it's currently having its day in the sun. Hardworking, low maintenance, versatile, affordable, and in it for the long term, polished concrete is an undeniably appealing floor choice—but, like everything, not without its faults. Is it the one for you? Let our guide help you decide.   Above: Architects Specht Harpman installed polished concrete floors across the expanse of a 19th-century…
  • Small Flexible O-table Inspired by Antique Brass Candlesticks - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:39 am
    The O-table by Ola Giertz Designstudio is a small flexible unit inspired by antique brass candlesticks. We usually move this type of candlesticks by inserting our finger into the special eye that allows us to smoothly carry the candle. This is the idea of ​​a sideboard based on the same concept, a sideboard with a handle that creates a removable and changeable furniture. The name of the table comes from the circular shapes that are recurrent in the table top, the rounded legs and the round handle. The project started after seeing an increasing need for flexible and easily moving tables.
  • 6 Beautiful Kitchens with Fire Elements

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

    Interior Design Ideas
    HD Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    When you think of a Canadian lake house, this is probably not what usually comes to mind. Without an expose roof beam or hand hewn deck in site, this home on the edge of British Columbia’s Okanagan Lake gives new meaning to vacation home with its stunning, ultramodern architecture and interior. The home was designed by the team at All Elements and covers a whopping 11,613 square feet (over 1000 square meters) and includes six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, four laundry rooms, two offices, and five fireplaces along with a detached guest house. While it certainly offers a retreat away from the…
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  • Brentano Introduces the Studio Collection for 2015

    Ali Morris
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Comprising 20 practical patterns for residential, hospitality and contract interiors, Brentano’s new Studio Collection takes its design cues from the work of artists who have inspired Brentano’s designers over the years. Brentano’s sumptuous new Studio Collection pairs Design Director Iris Wang’s love of fine art with her passion for textiles. The upholstery fabrics in the Studio collection reference little-known artist Sanyu’s gentle figures (chenille Cheval), the textures created by Jack Tworkov (two-toned velvet Gesture) and how Monet painted the effects of light…
  • Board & Wood by Snaidero USA

    Alicita Rodriguez
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Board and Wood are just two options that prove that wood cabinets can add warmth while maintaining a sleek aesthetic. Available in wood veneer or wood-finished melamine, the kitchen cabinets in these edgy collections by Snaidero add texture and beauty. Timeless, Modern Wood Cabinets Designed by Pietro Arosio Design, Board features clean lines and hidden hardware. With cabinets in Cinnamon walnut wood, Board brings a welcome organic feel to the kitchen, a room where the important element of fire reigns supreme. Snaidero uses wood veneer, a material that offers the beauty of wood with some…
  • Tailored To Fit: Lighting Trend

    Ali Morris
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Just as furniture is being tailored to suit more flexible and transient lifestyles, so too is lighting design. These modular, multi-use designs can be reconfigured and adapted to suit an array of different environments. The ‘Palindrome’ chandelier by Brooklyn lighting design studio Rich Brilliant Willing is a malleable fixture that can be configured to suit any space. Made up of a series of shaped steel arms and cast glass heads, the Palindrome can be folded in on itself while the individual diffusers can be adjusted to direct the light. Barcelona-based Marset have introduced…
  • Conduit Sofa and Double Table by Jörg Schellmann for Moroso

    Alicita Rodriguez
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Inspired by minimalist art, a new collection for Moroso by German designer Jörg Schellmann depends on radical simplicity and supreme functionality. Conduit Sofa and Armchair juxtaposes soft blocks with thin tubes. And Double Table—a piece conceived mathematically from the equation table + table=Double Table—is multifunctional, serving as a work, conference, or dining table. New Furniture Designs Reference Minimalist Art Conduit Sofa is available as a two- and three-seater. Along with Conduit Armchair, Conduit Sofa recalls the connectivity and electricity of modern life with its winding…
  • Daydreaming: Hospitality Trend

    Ali Morris
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Spotted at recent trade shows in various shapes and sizes, from reissued classics to new clean-lined incarnations, the classic daybed is enjoying a resurgence in popularity.  Brooklyn-based Vonnegut/Kraft exhibited this sculptural daybed at ICFF last May. Named after its crescent-shaped headrest, the ‘Crescent Lounge’ is crafted in ash while the slipcover upholstery is available in a variety of fabrics. Launched at the Stockholm Furniture Fair earlier this month, Ilse Crawford’s new all-natural ‘Sinnerlig’ line for Ikea includes this mid-century…
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  • Garden Walls: Gabion Evolves From Functional to Fabulous (17 photos)

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In February, Seattle hosted the 27th annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show at the Washington State Convention Center. With 23 show gardens, nine city-living displays (balcony gardens aimed at apartment and condo dwellers) and more than 300 vendors, the show...
  • The Best of My Houzz: 50 Design-Loving Pets (50 photos)

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Each week homeowners around the world open their doors to our contributing photographers, who profile their creative homes. While we love peeking at their interiors and hearing about their design decisions, their pets are just as much of a visual treat. Meet some of our favorite pugs, ponies and other...
  • Great Design Plant: Actaea Racemosa (4 photos)

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    There are so many reasons for eastern U.S. gardeners to grow black cohosh (Actaea racemosa). One of the few summer-blooming plants that grow in shade, it has tall and elegant white candlestick flowers that contrast beautifully against a green woodland background. Its flower nectar...
  • Gray Cabinets Update a Texas Kitchen (7 photos)

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Julie Shannon knew she wanted a more transitional-style kitchen when she moved into her Austin, Texas, home a few years ago. The builder-grade cabinets, always-dirty-looking tile floors and granite tile counters weren’t her cup of tea. But she couldn’t decide what she wanted the kitchen to...
  • Light-Filled Artist’s Studio in the Pennsylvania Countryside (18 photos)

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    “Well, first take me to your studio and show me how you paint.” This was all architect Matthew Moger had to say to a still-life artist to win the job over all the other architects who had arrived to bid for the job armed with models and plans without ever asking about how she worked. While the artist’s...
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  • Natural Style in a Small Swedish Apartment

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    This apartment is for sale in Gothenburg, Sweden and is definitely decorated and styled in a way that makes my heart smile. I simply love it, especially the artwork above the sofa and all of the little elements that give the space such a feeling of comfort and home. Isn’t this such a welcoming little city oasis? We will take a road trip to Sweden in April with our 1-year-old boy, we’re driving up to Denmark and then over to Malmo and then, up the west coast of Sweden, and I’m really looking forward to the time away to clear my mind and take a lot of photos. I long to…
  • DIY Paper Flower Tabletop Display + Materially Crafted Book

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Good afternoon everyone! My name is Victoria Hudgins and I’m here today as a guest to share a DIY that I made just for decor8 readers in celebration of my new book, Materially Crafted, which released today! I will show you in this post how to easily make some paper flowers that you can use as a tabletop display or on a wall, as props for a photoshoot, whatever you wish. Paper is such an awesome material to work with because you can form and transform it into just about anything. Nothing says spring like flowers and these paper flowers can be made no matter what the weather is outside.
  • Sunday Suppers Book + Interview With Author Karen Mordechai

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:28 am
    I’m so very pleased to share this lovely cookbook, Sunday Suppers, and author Karen Mordechai with you today. Karen is such a force – a talented woman who wears many hats in her business yet does it with such style and ease (and a warm smile) that you’d never know just how much work it really takes to run her company. In our chat today you’ll soon see that Karen’s passion motivates her to work so hard, to keep her business fresh, to propel it forward. With the support of her husband and the close relationship that she has built with her little…
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  • INFOGRAPHIC: Could we end our fossil fuel addiction by 2050?

    Kristine Lofgren
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Scientists say that unless we change our ways quickly, we could be seriously screwed when it comes to climate change. But since we are reliant on fossil fuels, is it even possible to move away in time? This infographic, courtesy of Arbtech, takes a look at whether or not we could be fossil fuel-free by 2050 – and what will happen if we aren’t. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Could we end our fossil fuel addiction by 2050? Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: addressing climate change, carbon emissions, Climate Change, climate change infographics, climate change tipping…
  • Marcel van Heeswijk designs airy office for an Eindhoven online education hub

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    GoodHabitz, an online education hub in Eindhoven, Netherlands, hired Marcel van Heeswijk to design the interior of their new office space. Since the company’s mandate is the transfer of knowledge, van Heeswijk created a pair of stages equipped with workstations, where clients can focus. These stations have sound-dampening partitions, which allow for greater focus and concentration, as well as privacy during consultations and phone conversations. Additional, movable noise barriers made of galvanized steel are placed around the open space, and one corner of the loft is used as a…
  • VAN STAEYEN Interior Architects’ colorful MAT interior is inspired by alpine chalets

    Lidija Grozdanic
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Read the rest of VAN STAEYEN Interior Architects’ colorful MAT interior is inspired by alpine chalets Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: bedroom, Belgian architects, built-in beds, green interiors, Interior architecture, interior design, small spaces, tiny spaces, transformable furniture, Transforming Furniture, VAN STAEYEN Interior Architects, Van Stayen
  • Ringling Bros Circus will stop exploiting elephants for entertainment by 2018

    Cat DiStasio
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    In an announcement that marks a huge win for animal welfare activists, Ringing Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s infamous elephants from performances by 2018. According to the statement given to Associated Press, the circus decided to change their practices almost solely based on the enormous public concern about mistreatment of animals, which activists have spent years insisting is a top priority. Read the rest of Ringling Bros Circus will stop exploiting elephants for entertainment by 2018 Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: animal cruelty,…
  • SoNo Arhitekti Unveils Prismatic Slovenia Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo

    Lucy Wang
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Read the rest of SoNo Arhitekti Unveils Prismatic Slovenia Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: 2015 Milan Expo, 2015 world expo, geometric pavilion, Milan, pavilion, Slovenia, Slovenia pavilion, SoNo Arhitekti, timber pavilion, world expo, world expo pavilion
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  • Why Essential Oils Are Essential For Your Home

    Shelley Little
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    Essential oils have a plethora of uses for the home environment, making it healthier with its healing scents. Image Source: Rose and PartnersCan you smell it? The fresh air floats with hints of sharp citrus blended with cinnamon & clove undertones, invigorating your senses —and possibly making you and your home healthier?It’s time to come to our senses, our sense of smell, that is.  While the practice of aromatherapy has been around for ages, we are not talking about burning a few candles, rather we are talking about essential oils and all of their essential uses in our…
  • South California Home Providing Gracious and Open Living Spaces: McElroy Residence

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    Especially designed for a couple and their two sons, McElroy Residence is a modern retreat nestled in a private community in Laguna Beach, California, USA. The house opens up to take advantage of the ocean views and the Southern California atmosphere. According to the architects, one of the challenges was to “provide gracious and open living spaces despite a restrictive eleven-foot height limit imposed by the homeowners association. The solution was to create a series of horizontally expansive spaces underneath a floating horizontal plane supported on stone masses, wood walls and…
  • Small Flexible O-table Inspired by Antique Brass Candlesticks

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:39 am
    The O-table by Ola Giertz Designstudio is a small flexible unit inspired by antique brass candlesticks. We usually move this type of candlesticks by inserting our finger into the special eye that allows us to smoothly carry the candle. This is the idea of ​​a sideboard based on the same concept, a sideboard with a handle that creates a removable and changeable furniture. The name of the table comes from the circular shapes that are recurrent in the table top, the rounded legs and the round handle. The project started after seeing an increasing need for flexible and easily moving tables.
  • Garden Home Sparkling Under a Curved Roof and Natural Light

    Ada Teicu
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A garden home, private and beautifully withdrawn from public eyes rises in Seattle, Washington. Designed by Balance Associates Architects, this modern structure reinterprets the way a garden home organizes the owner’s lifestyle. Boasting its light-encouraging shape in a suburban neighborhood, the home with a curved roof sets itself apart from neighboring structures. This Garden House is “one of the two houses set side by side in a park-like setting“, showcasing surprising details in photographs captured by Steve Keating.The architects explain how both houses “are…
  • Sleek Glass and Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool

    Ada Teicu
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    This modern glass and wood house extension in Salzburg, Austria, was intended to increase the square footage of a single family house and bring natural light inside. An old house in Salzburg became the perfect playing ground for a game of light and warmth. Aichberger Architektur Studio visualized the two-story structure as elongating towards the garden, opening towards sunlight.An opportunity to create a different lifestyle arises from this addition. The owner enjoys views of the backside garden through a transparent glass wall wrapped around the corner. Dressed in a wooden skin, this…
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  • Cantilevered Playroom Defines This Family-Friendly Sydney House

    Allie Weiss
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    During construction, workers enlivened the white, painted exterior of the 3,143-square-foot home by insetting some bricks with a rubber mallet, creating a muted pattern of shadows that dance across the façade.  Image courtesy of Peter Bennetts. Architect  Bennett and Trimble It’s common for young parents to find their homes suddenly overtaken by toys. Marcus Trimble and Matthew Bennett developed a creative solution to the problem when asked to design a two-story residence for a couple with three small children in the suburban Sydney neighborhood of Riverview. The architects suspended…
  • 5 Unbelievably Green Housing Developments

    Luke Hopping
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    As sustainable as they are affordable, these three LEED Platinum housing units in Philadelphia were all priced at under $300,000.  Photo by Mark Mahaney.
  • Handcrafted Modern Furniture from Israel

    William Lamb
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Alon Dodo's Table 121 is made from solid American black walnut, with iron legs. Alon Dodo is a furniture designer based in Israel whose handcrafted pieces embrace what he calls "the perfection of imperfection." His tables, benches, beds, and stools are defined by clean lines and creative uses of materials. He leans havily on wood, occasionally combining it with leather, copper, brass, marble and other materials, and often uses inlays to add dashes of color. He recently introduced four new pieces: a circular and a rectangular table, a walnut bed and headboard, and an oxidized oak cabinet.
  • A Miniature Midcentury World Comes to Life In this Kickstarter

    Diana Budds
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Pete Peanut and the Trouble with Birthdays is a book that's seeking funding via Kickstarter. What caught our eve were the meticulously crafted sets in the video, which features midcentury design in miniature. The authors Mimi O. Chun and Sean Hewens were inspired by a trip to Palm Springs Modernism Week. "All of the homes were perfectly preserved, the way you might imagine them in the 60s," Chun says. "Despite all of the visitors in town for the event, there was a stillness to Palm Springs that seemed like the perfect backdrop for Pete Peanut, who is the quiet type of peanut—a contemplative…
  • Takt Project

    Luke Hopping
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Takt Project's 3-Pring Product line.  Image courtesy of Masayuki Hayashi. When the founding members of a design collective all hail from the powerhouse firm Nendo, you can expect their work to be both disciplined and prolific. Such is the case with Takt Project, a multidisciplinary studio based in Tokyo founded by Atsushi Honda, Yoshitaka Ito, Satoshi Yoshiizumi, and Takeshi Miyazaki. The group works on a wide range of projects, from socially driven endeavors like improving wheelchair design to wristwatches for Sony’s under-the-radar wearable tech start-up. Reinvention is a recurring theme…
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  • Switchmate

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    Now you can be really, truly lazy, because Switchmate automates your standard light switch, no screwdrivers required. Snap Switchman over your existing switch, pair it with your smartphone, and then turn your lights on and off without ever leaving the sofa. When you do eventually leave the house, you can turn on your lights before you arrive home, thus avoiding any dark entryways (and potential tripping hazards). It’s held on by magnets, so it’s just about the easiest installation you’ll ever have, and, if you’re a renter, you can simply snap off your Switchmates to…
  • CH28 vs. Lars Lounge Chair

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    When Room&Board released their new Lars Lounge Chair, I thought that maybe I had seen it somewhere before. Of course, it borrows heavily from a handful of classic Mid-20th century designs, and, in this particular case, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There’s lots of mid century lounge chairs that hit a pretty perfect note of top-notch design and comfort, and often you can find a pair for a decent price (i.e. less than $1k) if you scour eBay and/or resale shops. There’s also a plethora of dodgy manufacturers that copy classic designs outright, and that’s not…
  • I Ricchi Poveri – Silver Bzzzz

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    What’s with Ingo Maurer and flying things? Who cares? Because pretty much all of it is amazing, and that includes this table lamp with a delicate handmade silver-coated aluminum dragonfly resting on a bulb. Prepare yourself for a price tag punch, though, as it’s not cheap (you should know this as ‘handmade’ was in front of ‘silver-coated’ and ‘aluminum dragonfly’) and you might just have to put it in your wish list folder until you get a spectacular raise. Oh, and if you really like the whole insects-on-a-light-bulb lighting option, do be sure…
  • The Captain Chair

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Here’s something snazzy and new from Bend Goods. It’s called The Captain Chair, and it’s currently available in gold and white, though the product images show a bold red that’s sure to follow. Add the optional cushions for a softer seat or keep it bare to show off the grid work. Captain Pads + Bikini Sold Seperately (+ $70) Material: Hot-dip galvanized iron to prevent rust, Powder coated finish or metal plated Captain Dimensions: 28.7″H, 16.5″W, 16.5″D, SeatD 11.5″, SeatH 17.3″ Product Weight: 24 lbs.
  • SawHorse Table

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    This SawHorse Table has substantial legs that are sure to withstand many heavy dishes of lots of casual dinners. No need to worry about the tabletop surface either, as the table will age well thanks to its fitting materials. The ebonized oak base holds a blue ash top, and both are made to order by Matt Alexander of HollerDesign in his family’s workshop/CowBlade Sawmill. “Boards for the table top are hand-selected for their unique character and protected by environmentally friendly finishes.” Dimensions: 72″ x 36″ x 30″ 8 person table Standard lead time is 4-6 weeks.
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  • Prevent Picture Puncture: The Clever Hole-Free Pushpin

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Hanging cherished photos and other paper keepsakes can be a drag since you'll probably have to use a pushpin that puts a hole in the very thing you want to preserve. Pon, designed by Mark Weiser, is a different kind of pushpin that treats your stuff far more gently. The clever little pin features a small metal spiral that grips your papers securely. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Young Inventor Creates Spill-Proof, Unbreakable Drinking Cup Genius Knife Softens the Butter to Prevent Ripped Bread Saving Space: Frugal, Green & Waste-Free…
  • Winter Lovin’: 5 Projects Envigorate Idle Lifeguard Stations

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever walked down a beach in the winter and seen the forlorn, abandoned lifeguard stations dotting the sand? These poor, underused structures really only get to shine for a few months a year before colder weather keeps everyone at home. The Winter Stations Design Competition is a delightfully offbeat way to celebrate the lowly guard station - and give it a nice winter job, too. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Worm-Like Sculpture Attaches Itself to Portuguese Bus Stop Life-Sized Dollhouse Design: Colorful, Creative & Creepy Sci-Fi…
  • Spider Light: Creepy-Crawly Lamp Clings with Magnetic Legs

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

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

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

    Linda Merrill
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Those who know me know that I've not met a green that I haven't liked. I love, love, love green. My new bedroom at #NookCottage is green, very green. (see above unsettled scouting photo by Michael J Lee). And I love it.And here's my last condo kitchen, shot by Michael J Lee for Country Woman magazine. It seems that everyone, and I do mean everyone, across the country has been dealing with terrible winter weather - none more so that those of us in New England. You can see above just how much has piled up (and yes, I got a new car in December). It's been non-stop shoveling and ice dams all…
  • Boston Public Library - Making reading FUN for kids through Interior Design

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

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

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

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

    Carmen Natschke
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    Triggering memories of the late 80s’ fluorescent and neon inspired fashion and beauty craze, the ceramic wall tiles, “Scales,” a collaborative design project between luxury Spanish tile-maker Peronda’s Fashion Lab Harmony brand and edgy design studio MUT wowed the crowds at Cevisama 2015. The design motivation for this intriguing, innovative and artful ceramic tile collection was to replicate the striking luminescence ... Read MoreThe post Bright Collaboration: Peronda & MUT Design Introduce Neon “Scales” Ceramics appeared first on Decorating Diva…
  • Elinno Finland: Tablewares & Decorations at Ambiente 2015

    Carmen Natschke
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:19 am
    Enchanting and beautiful, a modern-day fairy tale greeted me in the Elinno exhibit at the 2015 Ambiente design fair.  Drawn in by the timeless, elegant allure of Scandinavian design with distinct threads of traditional Chinese heritage woven throughout the romantic patterns on the dishes, I found myself giddy with delight at discovering this nearly hidden gem. The Elinno booth sat in a ... Read MoreThe post Elinno Finland: Tablewares & Decorations at Ambiente 2015 appeared first on Decorating Diva Interior Inspiration Blog and Style Magazine.
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  • My “Pinch Me” Moment

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:15 pm
    A snapshot of the just some of the beautiful flowers on our photoshoot last week for a national magazine – so exciting!  I can’t wait to share this feature, a real “pinch me” moment.  Lauren Haskett Fine Design has been blessed with so many amazing clients over the past almost five years.  We are wrapping up some great projects and are now accepting clients for Spring/Summer 2015.  Please email me at to inquire about working with us!  We take on all types of projects – single room, renovations, but I have to say my passion is new…
  • Mirasol by Matouk

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:15 pm
        {my nightstand via instagram}  I finally splurged and treated myself to “Mirasol” Euro Shams by Matouk and I could not love them more.  Scallops are just one of my favorite details and making my bed isn’t as much of a chore anymore.  I just had to share my favorite bedding with you. {Lindsey Lane Design} {Ashley Whittaker via House Beautiful} Matouk + Hermes – the pefect combo by Kirsten Kelli!
  • Copper Crush!

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

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

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:57 pm
        I was recently introduced to the online source of Fiber and Water: a collection of accessories, including wall art and pillows, printed on burlap. Hand-crafted in Maine, with many patterns having a nautical theme, I was instantly attracted given my beach and boating upbringing on the Southern California coast. So much so, I encouraged Phoebe of Fiber and Water to reach out to our local boutiques, especially those of my hometown of Newport Beach and Balboa Island. Here are some of my favorite finds! Love this coral pillow in teal. The Reef Knot: Remiscent of my boating days.
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  • Remodeling 101: Polished Concrete Floors

    Christine Chang Hanway
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Concrete is the Cinderella of flooring materials. Long relegated to life as a subfloor—and covered up by a host of materials deemed more suitable for display, such as wood, tiles, and carpeting—it's currently having its day in the sun. Hardworking, low maintenance, versatile, affordable, and in it for the long term, polished concrete is an undeniably appealing floor choice—but, like everything, not without its faults. Is it the one for you? Let our guide help you decide.   Above: Architects Specht Harpman installed polished concrete floors across the expanse of a 19th-century…
  • DIY: Concrete Pendant Lamps from Soda Bottle Molds

    Meredith Swinehart
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The homemade concrete furnishings at Drift San Jose hotel on Mexico's Baja peninsula have us ready to try making our own. We plan to get going with this inexpensive DIY pendant light by designer Ben Uyeda for online maker community Brit + Co. Photography from Brit + Co. (@britandco). Above: The finished product, a DIY concrete pendant light hung from an Ikea wood bracket. Above: You likely already have on hand half of the required materials, such as empty plastic bottles, a drill, and sandpaper. You'll need to shop for concrete mix, a few pieces of hardware, and an electrical socket…
  • The Architects' Choice: Hix Island House in Vieques, Puerto Rico

    Julie Carlson
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Our architect friend Elizabeth Roberts clued us in a while back to her (and many fellow designers') favorite winter escape: Hix Island House, a wabi-sabi, eco-friendly hotel in Vieques. Here's her account. "Designed by Toronto-based architect John Hix, Hix Island House is a perfect blank slate for viewing the surrounding nature; the contrast of the rugged, natural landscape with the geometric forms of the hotel is simply lovely. Until recently, Vieques (a small island off the east coast of mainland Puerto Rico) was a US Navy testing site for bombs and missiles; now, the beaches are…
  • Tiled Moroccan Side Tables for a Song

    Julie Carlson
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Bring the vacation home with a Moroccan zellij tiled table (works indoors and out), courtesy of online seller Mui Ma. Above: The Moroccan Tile Side Table with a foldable black iron frame and inlaid cement tiles is €150 ($167.50). The tabletop is 15.8 by 15.8 inches and the legs are 15.8 inches. Above: The Moroccan Zellij Side Table in pearl white is €150 ($167.50). The ceramic mosaic tiles are made in Fez. Above: The base folds up when not in use. Shown here, the Moroccan Zellij Side Table in pink; €150 ($167.50).  Above: The Moroccan Zellij Side Table in black; €150 ($167.50).
  • The Upstart Victorian B&B, Australia Edition

    Margot Guralnick
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last week I had a surprise late-night visitor. I was in bed not wanting to call it a day, so I turned to Instagram, and at that very moment the mysterious ("expert on big beds and room service") signed on to follow me. Intrigued, I checked out her Instagram feed and found exactly the night-owl inspiration I was looking for.  In Bed With is the just-launched site of Melbourne architectural photographer Rhiannon Taylor, who travels almost nonstop for work and decided to capture her favorite accommodations along the way. So far, she's presented bespoke guesthouses, spas, and…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • How To Lift Your Lighting to the Next Level — Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    During the month of March, we're gathering some of our best problem solvers together into master "Home Remedies" posts to help you make your home healthier, solving one problem at a time. Today, we're here to help you take the lighting in your home to the next level. This first aid kit is filled with ideas that will boost both the look and feel of any room that needs it. Get your glow on! READ MORE »
  • Make Yourself a Morning Person: Things to Do the Night Before to Start Your Day off Right

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Chris Lynn's Sunny & Simple Austin Abode If you're a master of the "snooze then rush," then you are not making the most of your mornings. Taking just a few minutes out of your evenings to do these things can really make a huge difference in your morning and your entire day. READ MORE »
  • Etsy Files for IPO — Design News

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Online artisan marketplace Etsy filed for an initial public offering yesterday. It has the potential to be the largest for a New York-based technology company in 16 years. Some sellers are concerned that the IPO will encourage the company to create more policies, like raising listing fees, that could hinder their businesses. READ MORE »
  • 10 Creative Ways to Display Postcards

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    When I travel or go to museums, I often end up buying postcards. They're cheap and colorful souvenirs that have a lot of visual power. I've sent some, and others have permanent homes in frames, but I still have stacks stashed away. Determined to put them to use, I hit the net in search of creative display options that go beyond the usual gallery wall. READ MORE »
  • 8 Ideas for What to Do With That Weird Space Above Your Toilet

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Lauren and Chad's Vintage Comfort Well, depending on where you live and what your bathroom looks like, you might have some odd space above your toilet. Just kind of sitting there, not being useful and not looking good. Well we've got eight ideas of ways folks have rethought that space in their bathroom, and we think you might find some inspiration for your own space! READ MORE »
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  • Sale Spotlight: Save 15% on Vitra
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
      Hey all! March is a great time to shake up your interior design, and we’re having a slew of sales to help. In fact, there are so many sales going on at Design Public right now that it’s almost hard to keep track! We’ll be featuring some of the highlights throughout the month to help you navigate. Today we’re focusing on the Vitra sale, which begins today and will end on March 19, 2015. Save 15% on mid-century modern and modern-day classics from iconic designers like Alexander Girard, George Nelson, Verner Panton, Jasper Morrison and more! Vitra Cork Stools. Add…
  • On Trend: Black and White in Home Decor

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

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

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

  • Los Angeles Beach House with Turquoise Glass Like Blocks of Jello

    Susan Kraemer
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    What looks like square cubes of blue jello catches the eye in this beach house from Los Angeles-based Studio 9 One 2. The turquoise glass blocks are not really solid cubes of jello, or even solid cubes of glass, of course, but they have been shaped in such a way as to give that impression. The transparency of these ‘wet’ glass ‘cubes’ is periodically interspersed with the solidity of warm dry tactile wood for a study in contrasts. The Ettley Residence is an urban home sited just a few short blocks up from the beach, but in a city setting. The turquoise glass forges a…
  • A Grand, Mysterious Beach House on the Coast of Uruguay

    Susan Kraemer
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    The intriguing La Boyita Residence is located in far-away Uruguay near the coastal border with Argentina. Martin Gomez Arquitectos designed the contemporary beach house on the country’s sandy coastline in Punta del Este. Like an abandoned palace, the transparent beach house looks out to the east over the isolated, cool South Atlantic ocean. The east side faces the ocean, while also putting up a transparent glass protection against ocean winds. Outdoor living areas are sheltered from the winds off the ocean with a large courtyard. Chunky low-slung furniture is employed in the outdoor…
  • Design Dilemma: Three Common Design Mistakes that are Easy to Fix

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:17 am
    Contemporary Living Room by South Hamilton Interior Designers & Decorators SLC Interiors It turns out that the most common interior design mistakes are also the easiest to fix! And that’s good news, since many of us live with a lingering sensation that something in our interior design is a bit “off.” Take a look around and see if you are committing one of these common interior design errors. 1) Hanging art too high. Contemporary Dining Room by Honolulu Interior Designers & Decorators Philpotts Interiors   Take a good look at the photo above and below. Notice how…
  • Many Delights in a Rethinking of the Ranch-Style Home

    Susan Kraemer
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Although this is a thoroughly 21st century living room, isn’t there a hint of the suburban American ranch house of the 1960s here too? The home in Menlo Park, California by Spiegel Aihara Workshop synthesizes the best of both eras. A thick hallway ceiling of solid wood is balanced over a glazed walkway. Its 21st century stone tiles gives way to a 20th century cliche; the suburban “carpet” of mowed grass. The weighty wood ceiling is a far cry from the acoustical fibreboard ceilings of the 1960s, but is designed to achieve the same end, softening sound. The low-slung building…
  • A Floating Tea House for Garden Meditation Retreats

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

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:27 pm
    { 1. Mustard sunflower coin purse ; 2. Pastel geometric coin purse ; 3. Mustard oven mitt ; 4. Kiss lock clutch ; 5. Emerald purse } Hand made in New York City by Tokyoite, Aki Takada, the Oktak label features many beautiful purses and accessories. Aki studied handbag design and construction at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has been making her colourful handmade purses and bags ever since. We love the vintage patterns and rich colours she uses in her pieces.  .. Oktak
  • Home of Christian Kocx

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:25 am
    We are big fans of Mooi Goed products by Dutch designer Christian Kocx. Just last year, we did a post on some gorgeous products in his new collection. We love his keen eye for design and sense of style so we thought it would be nice to have a peek into his beautiful home in Belgium. While looking through the photos of his home, what caught our attention is his use of minimal colours throughout his interior which strongly brings out the well-preserved architectural details of his home.  We are totally blown away by all the details and how he adds a contemporary touch to his space with so…
  • Class Alert: Master your DSLR camera

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Class Alert: Master your DSLR camera  When: 20 March 2015, 10 am to 1 pm OR 21 March 2015, 12 to 3 pm Where: Bloesem Creative Space in Singapore, 77 Seng Poh Road #01-81 Singapore 161077 Are you ready to take your DSLR photography skills to the next level? We have invited photographer and author, Jennifer Young, from California to teach you all of the basics to help you to learn your way around your camera. The class will cover different camera types and brands, camera settings (iso, aperture, shutter speed, etc.), lenses, as well as valuable techniques and tips for taking…
  • Caroline Z Hurley

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    We are loving the soft and natural vibes we are getting from the collection by Caroline Z Hurley. It's what home should feel like, quirky but comfortable.  Inspired by a trip to Bali, Caroline turned her paintings into prints on textiles. Her prints are made with a cooperative whose members are expert craftspeople from Guatemala. Beginning with giving her designs as gifts to friends, her items caught on quickly and she is now selling in more than 100 stores worldwide! .. Caroline Z Hurley
  • Link Love

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Colour trends for 2015 and interior inspirations for the up and coming tones... We are big fans of minimal interiors and this new "Softer than steel” furniture collection takes simplicity to a whole new level!  Gorgeous ceramics collection by Mazama Wares... We absolutely love the bright and bold colour palettes used in Levis Ambiance House interiors Deliciously scented perfume oils For all the dog lovers... here's some fun and quirky accessories for your pooch! An interesting slot shelving system that might solve your organisation needs... Magazine rack to hang your…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Pablo, Louis Poulsen, Marset, FLOS (2Modern)
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    2Modern is launching into spring with a fresh and lively Modern Lighting Sale, in which the world’s top lighting brands are being offered at a 15% reduction. Save on designs by San Francisco’s trending Pablo, Denmark’s venerable Louis Poulsen, Italy’s elegant FLOS, and Barcelona’s glamorous Marset, among others, throughout the month of March. Modern pendant lights, contemporary sconces, table and floor models, and artful chandeliers are all included in this sale of contemporary lighting designed to suit the tastes of any discerning design enthusiast. Shop…
  • Roos Van Dijk’s Architectural Paintings (2Modern)
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Architecture, we’re happy to note, is increasingly finding a place in contemporary art, as illustrated by the work of the young Dutch painter Roos Van Dijk. Much like the British artist Rebecca Telford—whose work was recently featured here—Van Dijk finds endless opportunities in the facades of buildings to display her instinct for graphic patterning and geometric compositions. Her paintings of modern structures are exactingly rendered in acrylic, the final iteration of architectural observations initially captured in photographs. Van Dijk’s reductive, stylized images…
  • Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Artemide through March 22 (2Modern)
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Our Modern Lighting Sale is an illuminating way to welcome spring. Offering solid savings on modern pendant lights, artful sconces, contemporary chandeliers, and floor and desk lamps, this month-long lighting sale features names both venerable and emerging, storied and trending. Chief amongst them is Artemide, the 50 year-old Italian lighting company which has long distinguished itself as a leader in modern lighting, proudly packing the best selling Castore and Tolomeo collections, Issey Miyake’s delicate Hoshigame Table Lamp, and the irrepressible Nesso Table Lamp—a design…
  • Muji Air Purifier by Kazushige Miyake (2Modern)
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Muji, the Japanese design brand that has managed to turn color-free, radical simplicity into a lusted-after esthetic, has added an elegant air purifier to its growing collection of unsexy electronic gadgets. Designed by Kazushige Miyake, Muji’s Air Purifier trades in the typical bulky shape and knob-laden profile of household air purifiers for a supremely pared down 20-inch perforated cylinder that mimics the form of its internal 3-layer carbon filter. The 360-degree perforated shield efficiently draws in surrounding air, the filter processes it, and purified air is…
  • Neat Idea: Little Bishop Ceiling Hook (2Modern)
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Anyone who’s ever tried to corral the unruly electrical cables of a pendant light will cotton to this little device, produced by Melbourne industrial designer Antony Richards. Little Bishop is a mindfully designed contraption that cleverly keeps electrical cables neatly secured—without detracting from the intrinsic organic character of suspension lighting. The two-part fixture—comprised of post, which screws into the ceiling; and appended ‘hook,’ which holds the cable—is a seamless monolithic resin structure, designed to appear as a natural ceiling element,…
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • Easy Tips to Decorate Apartments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:09 am
      Recently I was sent pictures from an interior designer, Stacy Jacobi, who specializes in flipping houses.   Stacy has moved 12 times in 12 years – each time updating the new house for her family.  She also renovates and decorates for clients.    The pictures today are from a house her family lived in after she totally renovated it.  It was purchased for $550,000 and a year later, it sold for over $1,100,000!  Wow! The renovation was not a total redo – she reused cabinets in the kitchens and bathrooms, but she installed a new striking, custom…
  • Dear Miss Cote de Texas: Kitchen Issues

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

    Jane F
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Reworking materials is never easy, especially when it comes to salvage kitchen cabinets. Often the materials or surfaces are old and in need of restoration and repair. Sometimes vintage pieces will fit and other times they must be altered. With salvage kitchen cabinets, I would expect build arounds — as I learned when we repurposed a dozen divided light interior doors and salvage mantel for my house. The other element of salvage materials is the quirkiness they add to décor. Not everyone wants eccentricities in their kitchen even though that kind of originality may be unique and…
  • Switching Up Black and White Stripes

    Jane F
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Black and white stripes have myriad variations in home décor and can be used throughout the house. In my next living space, wherever that may be, I’m going back to modern. But I plan to switch it up with black and white stripes. I don’t have exact plans for using them since that would depend on the rooms and the light. And I don’t know whether I’ll ultimately have the will to go bold or work with one of the many variations. Most paint brand sites have DIY videos which include ways to paint striped walls. A wall with horizontal stripes of varying widths [top] would no doubt be more…
  • Steel Bucket Bathroom Sinks

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

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

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

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

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

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

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    So we have found a need to market ourselves outside of our precious-yet-robust community in the Hamptons, and in response we created a downloadable digital brochure that anyone can peruse, then share or download right from the page. View/Download I find that a lot of our clients see it as useful when their prospects can share their work with those that pull the purse-strings. For example, when a local builder is looking to be invited to bid on a construction job, the architect is forced to pull together all the information about the construction companies that he feels would be a good fit for…
  • Pouring One for the Muse

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Here’s my latest article for the New York Times (Metropolitan section): A Night of Wine and Art on Long Island by Ty Wenzel Believe it or not, people are still getting together in the flesh, and blood, to express themselves and socialize, leaving Facebook and Instagram behind, at least temporarily. Take painting parties, combined art classes and cocktail hours, which are becoming more prevalent on Long Island. Pamela Paredes just opened a Wine and Design franchise in Syosset in August and said business was already booming. “Last weekend was absolutely fabulous,” she said of the…
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    The Finishing Touch

  • Customer Service FAQ: My Cordless Cellular Shades Aren’t Lifting

    Benjamin Serven
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    Are your cordless honeycomb shades crooked, bulging out of the window or not lifting all the way? Have no fear! Customer Service to the rescue! Why is This Happening? In most cases you can chalk up lifting problems errors in manufacturing, or the effect of heat or humidity on the shade. Twisted cords or internal springs wound too tight may also be the culprit. While this may be irritating, we’re happy to tell you it’s a cinch to fix. How to Fix a Cordless Cellular Shade that Won’t Raise Most of the time, resetting the cordless mechanism does the trick.
  • Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors That Are Actually Cute

    Abigail Sawyer
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Sliding glass doors give us beautiful views and easy access to the backyard. Most of the time all that sunshine is  welcome, but blinding glare is no fun. Plus, sometimes you don’t want the neighbors to see right into your home. That’s why blogger Elizabeth who writes at Being MVP gave a call. Elizabeth Says: “I never knew the importance of window coverings until we moved into our current home. There is a sliding glass door which leads onto the balcony and the sun shines so bright that we are literally blinded when sitting on the couch watching TV.”…
  • Why Choose Norman Blinds? – A Green Alternative

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

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

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

  • Give the INSIDE of your Cabinets an Unexpected Upgrade-DIY to Try

    The Office Stylist
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    As you know, I love a great DIY. I’m all for something that’s easy and cheap,-while giving something boring a makeover. I’ve said it a million times but I won’t do a DIY unless it’s easy as pie, so this is something that ANYONE can do, no matter their DIY skills. Today’s DIY is for... View full post > Related posts: Easy DIY Cabinet Makeover-A much needed makeover for my hallway cabinets I Heart Wednesdays-Chic Filing Cabinets Must Have Bag— Kate Spade Inside-Out-Pocket Tote
  • Post+Beam’s Visual-Centered Office {Office Tour}

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dreaming of Italy

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

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

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

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

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    I love art books. I could spend hours looking through them for reference for a design project or just for inspiration. For my Christmas present to myself I bought a 3 book collection on Jean Royere, a French interior designer and furniture maker. 1902-1981Jean started as a banker and at the age of 31 changed careers into the business of design and furniture making. In 1934 he designed the new layout of the Brasserie Carlton on the Champs Elysees. This made his mark in the world of interior design. He is best know for his international patrons such as King Farouk, King Hussein…
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    5 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    I am totally inspired by the work of American fashion designer Erin Fetherston.  I haven’t done a FASHION FOWARD post in awhile.  When I saw Erin’s Spring Summer 2015 collection on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Last summer, I took a quick tour of my friend and fabulous designer Tom Newman’s amazing Hancock Park mansion.  Then, I did a story on the fabulous “gentleman’s library”.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    TE and I spent much of the weekend running around looking at floors and tile and searching for inspiration for our master bedroom and master bathroom in Malibu.  Long story and I will tell you more...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="//" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Love this beautifully constructed apartment by Joseph Dirand Architecture in the Paris suburbs.  This stunning apartment in Neuilly is the epitome of modern elegance.  Why is it that everything in...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<img src="//" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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

  • Leadership & Communication Tips for Better Results in Your Business & in Your Life

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    By Gail Doby, ASID Have you ever wondered how you can work with your clients better, and get your team members to do what you’ve asked them to do? Here are ten steps to improve your leadership and communications: Ensure that you are clear in your own mind about the results you want to achieve or receive from your team. Start each [...]
  • Building Your Team

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

  • 5 Favorites :: Wallpapered Powder Rooms

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    You know I’m a huge fan of wallpaper and am thrilled that it’s made a comeback! One of my favorite spaces to wallpaper is the powder room or half bath. The color, texture and pattern can add so much character and style to the small space. But let me be clear – I hesitate to have full bathrooms papered because of the moisture showers/baths produce. Eventually the seams of even the best papered bathroom will start to come up. So if you love the look of wallpapered bathrooms, my advice is to stick with the powder room (although some of the example below are of full bathrooms).
  • Decorating with Green

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    Hello March! It’s the month in which we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the last few weeks of winter and the new growth spring provides. I’ve always associated the color green and it’s many wonderful shades with March. Today I’m sharing a few favorite images featuring the hue. image sources top to bottom: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 happy decorating, cristin The post Decorating with Green appeared first on Simplified Bee.
  • Color Crush :: True Blue

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

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

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

    Trudy Crane
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Such a sweet apartment dressed up in black and white with a hint of grey. Of course I love the Swedish style and the traditional fireplace is such a bonus and fits perfectly with the decor. The high ceilings and mouldings are so incredible in this apartment and show the true character of a home built in the late 1800's.  Enjoy!TrudyxxPhotographer: Jonas Bergmanvia: Stadshem
  • New York Penthouse

    Trudy Crane
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    This amazing penthouse apartment in New York's Greenwich Village is designed by Rafael de Cárdenas and featured in Architectural Digest. A showpiece that features a neutral palette from the gorgeous floors to the furniture. You can see the rest of the apartment here..Linking with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life Photography by Bjorn Wallander Enjoy!Trudyxxvia: Architectural Digest
  • Stunning Victorian - Part 2

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

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

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

  • Trendspotting: Sugary Sweet Spring Style...

    franki durbin
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    The fashion media may be lauding the return of pastels, but I see the color story as a bit more punchy. There's nary a note of the chalky colors I associate with true pastels. These colors are a bit more cheery, a bit less Easter Sunday and clearly more fresh. Think: festive mint green, optimistic Barbie pink and a dreamy sky blue and you're on the right track. The best part? These aren't your mamma's pale hues. Our color palette for spring is more bold (witness those grass green lace-up trainers below) and perhaps a bit more fun than expected. It seems we've finally reached…
  • Tech Chic: Making the Case for Cases...

    franki durbin
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    Oh how I love (and need) a good iPhone case. I live in admiration and disbelief at those of you who rock your slim handheld devices sans case. You are either blessed to live in a completely cushioned environment impervious to accidental bumps or straight up crazy. Regardless of how delicately I handle my lovely iPhone it most assuredly will take a tumble at some point. Perhaps while working out, perhaps as it slides from my handbag as I exit the car or (as is often the case) while in the young hands of my daughter. Since I spent a fast half hour last week replacing my shattered…
  • Musings: On Focusing On Yourself....

    franki durbin
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    If your aim is to please others, you've got it all wrong. Seek first to raise your standards and live up to your own expectations. Exceed them. Confidence is attractive. Self-driven success is appealing. Demonstrated personal skill is magnetic. Set high standards for yourself and exceed them. Impress yourself. Aim high and blow away your own personal best. Rest assured... the satisfaction from such private personal goal attainment is reward enough. But I've discovered time and time again that those very things you would have been chasing will soon be chasing you if you'll just BECOME the very…
  • Trendspotting: Highlights From Milan Fashion Week...

    franki durbin
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    Oh, Milan! So much black, so much leather, so much genuine Italian style. It would be an understatement to say that Milan fashion week is one of my favorites of all of the "fashion month" cities. Paris tops it, yes, but Milan is a close second. Prada, Pucci, Cavalli, Bottega Veneta, Armani, Etro, Versace, Fendi, Moschino, Gucci... ahhh. My fashion happy place. These are only part of my #MFW is such a standout showcase of style. More than that, it's the setting. Rome may be where my soul resides, but Milan takes its street style seriously. The city is less picturesque than many of…
  • Loving: Pucci x Ladurée Sweet Collab...

    franki durbin
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    Missing out on Milan Fashion Week means missing an opportunity to bite into a limited edition treat via the iconic pastry boutique Ladurée and legendary design house Pucci. MFW attendees can purchase these fabulously designed boxes bearing the italian fashion powerhouse's eye-popping prints. Inside? Those classic macarons you've come to love with notes of rose & lemon as a tribute to la dolce vita. Sweet life indeed. Not to worry, I suspect these will show up on eBay for outrageous prices for those willing to cough up the cash. Perhaps your resources are best spent catching a…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • 24 Creative Features That Will Improve Productivity At The Office

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    Ever wondered why iconic companies such as Google have such amazing offices where employees are happy and productive? What makes everyone enjoy working there so much? The answer is simple: their design strategy is creative, customized to every location and the offices are not just sad places designed to bring money. We could learn a thing or two from those examples and make our own workspaces more enjoyable with features such as the following:Fake grass.Imagine yourself out in the middle of nature, with beautiful green grass on which to lie down and relax. Now take that feeling and keep it…
  • Apartment Gets Industrialized After A Modern Remodel

    Simona Ganea
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    When the young couple went to SHED Architecture and Design for help with their remodel, the team was happy to be given such an unusual and inventive project. The Seattle-based firm is always looking for new design challenges and this project was just what they’re good at.The clients request was to transform this 1,702 square foot loft into a one-of-a-kind home by taking advantage of the existing defining elements and incorporating some new ones as well. They wanted this space to have an original layout, unlike the usual kind.The couple wanted an exposed entryway and an oversized hallway…
  • Ways Of Integrating Corner Kitchen Tables In Your Décor

    Simona Ganea
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
    Corner kitchen tables offer a multitude of benefits in terms of interior design. They can be integrated in the design in all sorts of different ways and they each have their secrets and advantages. A table, small or large, is a great way of taking advantage of unused space and transforming a corner into something practical and enjoyable.Surround it with a U-shaped bench.This solution works great for kitchens that have this type of difficult layout, with a nook somehow separate from the main area. Transform this portion into a seating nook. Add a small, round table and a U-shaped bench.{found…
  • How To Use Cement Blocks In Practical Outdoor Projects

    Simona Ganea
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:54 am
    Concrete or cement blocks can be repurposed in numerous ways to create a lot of interesting things such as benches, media units, planters and even beds. We already explored some of those options and today we’re going to focus only on projects for the outdoors, since it’s spring and beautiful outside.Let’s start with this lovely structure which is a bar that also has built-in planters. The base is the most interesting part. It’s made of a series of cement blocks positioned in such a way that 7 planters were included in the structure.{found on huntedinterior}.And…
  • DIY No Sew Fabric Napkins

    Chelsea Mohrman
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Who doesn’t love a fabric project that requires no sewing?! Create your own set of napkins with these easy instructions in no time! A creative and budget friendly project where you can finally use some of those fabric scraps. Mix and match a variety of fabrics like we did here or go with a single or neutral pattern. Design your napkins for whatever size desired, small like these cute cocktail napkins perfect for hosting happy hour, or create a standard sized set for everyday use. Bundle up a set with a bottle of wine or candle as gift for the host or hostess!Supplies:fabric (in any…
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    Design blog from APD Interiors

  • Keir Townsend Belle lights

    Andrew Dunning
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Planning a new interior for your home? Know what one of the first things you need to think about is? Lighting! On the first fix of a renovation you need to decide where your feature lights will be and get cables in the right place to avoid costly changes later. This is also the time to explore different options for your lighting and discover new fittings. The latest Belle and Belle Small fittings from Keir Townsend would make a great feature in any room especially if installed in a cluster like this. They are manufactured in ceramic with the exterior available in three finishes. The braided…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    This week’s Room of the Week is a modern living room decorated with shades of blue and an accent feature wallpaper. As featured recently on our blog strong blue is making a huge comeback into interiors with many paint companies promoting new colours in their range. Over dinner this week someone asked me how they could decorate with blue without it looking cold – today we are sharing a couple of tricks to ensure you’ll never have a room with a chilly interior. The strong large print wallpaper in our Room of the Week adds detail and interest to the interior. The colour…
  • Baines&Fricker furniture

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

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

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

  • Inspired by India

    Jon Peters
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M As far as retailers go, I would absolutely say that one of my most favorite brands would have to be Anthropologie. Not that I’m big time into fashion or anything, but their home stuff is just the right combination of curated and bohemian. I’m also super fascinated by Anthro’s marketing and branding, especially when it comes to their website and catalogues. Every season, its like a breath of fresh air once the company announces a new campaign and this spring is no exception. If you get the catalogues, then you already know that every page you turned was a stunning photo with…
  • Ikea’s SMARTHOME Collection

    Jon Peters
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M Just when I try to give up on IKEA’s less-than-premiere quality furniture, something shiny and new comes to their stores. Admittedly, I’m no stranger to the perils of the infamous #IKEAFAIL and I’ve definitely had my fair share of particle board related disasters, but leave it to the Swedes to invent furniture that can wirelessly charge your devices? Can you say game changer? Ikea’s new collection of modern home furnishings is called HOMESMART and it’s about to take the world by storm come this April when it makes this range of smart lighting fixtures and modern tables and…
  • Sliding Barn Doors

    Jon Peters
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Studio M I think that what I miss most about living in a home that was built in this century would, without a doubt, have to be having an open plan with tons of space. The kitchen, dining area, study/nook and the living room were all open to one another and it was really a great space for entertaining guests since I could be cooking or mixing drinks in the kitchen while my guests were able to still hang out with me. However, I will say that things got a little awkward when it came to guests spending the night due to the fact that I only had a one bedroom apartment. What would have been the…
  • Modern Victorian Terraces

    Richard Torres
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Studio M This old house, it’s now new. It has glamour with some hues. With a brick, axe, and some hacks, a touch of little chrome; this old house is modern home. The Victorian age still exudes through the front face of this home in Australia. It was given a contemporary extension to make things more modern and remodel the area that it occupies. The contemporary look of the backyard and the inside makes things more comforting and relaxing, yet stylish, without feeling compelled to hold your pinky up as you walk through the rooms; as it once did. The detail and intricacies of the Victorian…
  • Color Crush: Snow White

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

  • Soft Nursery Treasury

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Treasury from: DSG Soft Nursery Fabric covered box floral yellow romantic container From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $16.00 Sunshine Yellow Puppy Silhouette Crocus Nursery Art From: UnderTheNumNumTree $18.00 Handwoven basket unique container golden Danish From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $24.00 Light and Shade From: Art $33.99 Pink Textured Vase / Handmade Wheel Thrown Stoneware Pottery From: Pat Parker”s Stoneware Pottery $26.00 Arm Chair with Buttons in Linen French Yellow From: DSG $269.02 Baby Blue Decorated Wood Chair for Children From:…
  • Modern Art Treasury

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Treasury from: Modern Art Modern Style Light and Shade From: Art $33.99 Wood 6-Drawer Dresser From: DSG $869.99 Classic Leather Club Chair From: DSG $287.99 Oriental Poppies From: Art $34.99 Arm Chair with Buttons in Linen French Yellow From: DSG $269.02 Three White Roses From: Art $19.99 Bright Book Throw Pillow From: DSG $32.66 vivica chest From: Furniture Creations $1,499.00 Orsay Clock From: DSG $209.99 Unique fiberart book journal cover textured yellow From: SewDanish – Scandinavian Textile Art $33.00 Geometric Pattern Wool Rug From: DSG $125.00 End Table with Shelf and Drawer…
  • 5 Things Your Door Mat Can Say About You

    Interior Design Style
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    Most people might not think about it this way, but a door mat is the first thing visitors will see that has your personal touch. It’s something that you bought and chose to display so people would see it before they even come inside. Have you thought about the message your door mat sends? Here’s five ways your door mat could be giving information about you to your guests. 1. Your Heritage One fun kind of door mat has a greetings in the language of your choice. Most people who get these pick the language of the country their family is from. This is a charming way to…
  • Tips on Remodelling Your Outdoor Patio

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

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

    TheRedPin Team
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    It happens to almost every homeowner at some point, where you’re between moving homes or you finally decide to go on that much needed vacation and are forced to leave your property vacant for an extended period of time. As life’s biggest investment, it’s never a smart move to turn your back on your home – especially while you’re not living in it. After all, that is when it’s most vulnerable. To ensure your home doesn’t experience any damage or loss in value while you’re gone, we covered tips for maintaining a vacant home. Tips on how to maintain a vacant…
  • Featured Home: 625 sq.ft 1 bedroom + Den in Fort York (Assignment Sale)

    TheRedPin Team
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    Launched in 2009, Ice Condominium proved to be a hot new addition to the downtown Toronto skyline from the get-go, with units at the two-tower project quickly selling out. Located at 12 York Street, along the waterfront and boasting a 97/100 walk score and a perfect 100/100 transit score, it’s easy to see why buyers and investors jumped at the opportunity to own a suite. Now complete, with occupants moved-in, a handful of suites are available for sale on assignment at Ice Condominiums. One Bedroom + Plus Den Condo for Sale on Assignment Situated on the 35th floor of Ice Condos,…
  • Hot MLS Listings: March 2 – March 6

    TheRedPin Team
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal our Hot MLS listings in the Greater Toronto Area that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour!  17 Large Crescent Central West, Ajax Contact Parminder Singh to Book a Tour Asking Price: $409,900TheRedPin Rebate: $1,537 | Details: 3+1 Beds, 2 Baths 7519 Wildfern Drive Malton, Mississauga Contact Kenny Malhotra to Book a Tour Asking Price: $439,995TheRedPin…
  • The Rosedale on Bloor Condos – The Ultimate Guide

    TheRedPin Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    The Rosedale on Bloor Condos: Project Details The Best Information on The Rosedale on Bloor Condos from TheRedPin Project Name: The Rosedale on Bloor Condos Project Intersection: Bloor Street East & Sherbourne Street Address: 387 Bloor Street East Developer: Easton’s Group of Hotels Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 49 Aliases: Rosedale Condos, 387 Bloor Street East Condos, The Rosedale on Bloor at Bloor and Sherbourne, The Rosedale on Bloor by Easton’s Group Get Updated Floorplans & Pricing The Rosedale on Bloor Condos Neighbourhood Stats Resale Condos in Rosedale &…
  • [Infographic] One Big Change: TheRedPin is Eliminating the Seller’s Commission

    TheRedPin Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    View full infographic here. As home prices in the GTA continue to skyrocket, Torontonians are not only paying more for real estate, but also spending more on commissions. We looked at the past 10 years of sales data* and compared the standard commission of 5% to TheRedPin One commission of 2.5%, when buying and selling a home. Stats show 60% of all home buyers also sold a property in the recent past. All of our stats below reflect those who bought and sold a home within a short time frame. With Torontonians spending nearly $240 billion dollars* on homes over the past 10 years, the question…
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    Etsy Shop for StilNovoDesign

  • The Temple, charming little zen stool, recycled wine barrel staves of solid French white oak by StilNovoDesign

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    89.99 USDOur little Temple stool is entirely made of recycled oak wood from French wine barrels.Although it was conceived as a footstool for classical guitar players, it has been often used by our customers as a child's stool, plant stand, meditation stool, side mini-table, or to cleverly place it under the feet when seated at the computer for an extended period of time, in order to guarantee better posture and support.We find that it can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive and versatile piece of home decor.The top and the sides are stained with the red wine…
  • Saba, recycled wine barrel stave pendant light, kitchen island lighting by StilNovoDesign

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    649.99 USDSaba is a pendant ceiling light completely handcrafted using reclaimed oak staves, recycled from discarded French wine barrels and reinvented into this elegant, unique light fixture. Saba is ideal as kitchen island light or over a dining area.Saba's oak stave is stained in a golden oak color on the outside, while the inside still shows the rich reddish color left by the wine previously held in the barrel, creating a beautiful two tones effect. The stunning redness given by the wine is enhanced when the piece is lit. Please note that your color selection applies only to the upper…
  • The Wish Box, recycled oak wine barrel wedding wish box with card slots by StilNovoDesign

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    285.00 USDThis is our stunning Wish Box; its two practical slots are perfect to collect wedding wish cards and money cards. This gorgeous chest can also be used to stylishly store treasures and keepsakes; our Wish Box will look beautiful when displayed and will easily become a family heirloom to be cherished for years to come. Every box is made of solid white oak, individually handmade and a one of a kind piece; our boxes offer an artisan and high-end alternative to the mass produced wish boxes and wooden chests on the market.As the rest of our creations, The Wish Box is entirely made with…
  • Florence, Finest recycled Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder, choose your color by StilNovoDesign

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

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

  • Take A Seat On These Comfy Home Built-Ins

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ferm = Great Design

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mark Moussa at DIEM 2014 – Rethinking Retail: Does Main Street Matter?

    Mikala Ewald
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:09 pm
    We couldn’t think of a more fitting panel for Mark Moussa to be on during the DIEM event in West Hollwood. Who better to speak to the changes in the retail landscape than the Founder and Creative Director of Arteriors? Arteriors is a 27-year-old company that has been successfully been selling and servicing retailers and […] The post Mark Moussa at DIEM 2014 – Rethinking Retail: Does Main Street Matter? appeared first on Arteriors Blog.
  • Arteriors at Maison & Objet

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

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

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

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

  • Modenus Talks Las Vegas: The Impact of Great Design

    Veronika Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    The first day of BlogTour Vegas was spent amidst knowledgable industry pros, brainstorming designers, and leaders of some of the most innovative brands of 2015. We asked designers what “The Power of Design” truly means and what gives them value as a designer. We knew that the designer is much more than a selector of pretty things, but we wanted to learn about how a designer can impact the emotional and physical wellbeing of a client. How does the designer impact a life? Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID, was our keynote speaker of the day and opened with our main topic of The Power of…
  • BlogTour Vegas Sponsor Highlights: Wilsonart

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

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

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

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

  • Christopher Guy: A Contemporary Mood with Classic Values

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

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

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

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

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

  • Stay at Holmenkollen ski-jump!

    Nina Holst
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Last Sunday I was assisting Melissa Hegge on a really exciting project on top of the Holmenkollen ski-jump! We transformed the room where the ski jumpers prepare for flight before their jump into a glass-walled penthouse apartment full of Norwegian design that Melissa had selected – it was so much fun! The good news is that the apartment is now listed on Airbnb for a special once in a lifetime stay, and YOU can be the lucky winner of spending the night at Holmenkollen’s very own fully furnished penthouse, where the apartment’s floor to ceiling windows give you one of the best views…
  • Slow living…

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Modern Kitchens That Any Home Chef Would Envy

    HD Staff
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Some people say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. After all, it is where meals are prepared and often where family and friends gather at the end of a long day. That means that a kitchen should be a reflection not only of someone’s personal style, but also of their personality and the kind of impression they want to make. The ten kitchens in this post are not simple gathering spaces. They are testaments to modern design elements with clean, elegant lines and carefully chosen details. But above all they are functional, with spaces to cook, to sit, and to enjoy. With its sleek,…
  • 3 Stylish Industrial Inspired Loft Interiors

    HD Staff
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    Loft living is all the rage and its no surprise. After all, these types of homes can be extremely spacious with vaulted ceilings, lots of natural light, and endless design possibilities. One of the most popular design styles you will see in these loft spaces attempts to marry the industrial elements with the warmth and color of an artsy home. The three lofts in this post definitely manage to do that with great success, using art, accessories, furniture, and color that manages to turn these big empty areas in homes. The first loft comes from visualizer Pavel Vetrov. Rather than the typical…
  • Stone and Wood Home with Creative Fixtures

    HD Staff
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    While there is always a place for color, perhaps there is nothing quite so soothing as a neutral color palette, especially when those neutral colors come from nature. In this beautiful homes from the designers at the Fedorova firm use stone and wood to create an ultimately beautiful and relaxing interior. The emphasis on right angles and clean lines is truly impressive, with every element from sofas to stair railing cutting the same sharp silhouettes. The two story home also features modern luxuries, like an indoor swimming pool and gorgeously deep bathtubs. The main living area uses a mostly…
  • Ultramodern Lake House with Luxurious Details

    HD Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    When you think of a Canadian lake house, this is probably not what usually comes to mind. Without an expose roof beam or hand hewn deck in site, this home on the edge of British Columbia’s Okanagan Lake gives new meaning to vacation home with its stunning, ultramodern architecture and interior. The home was designed by the team at All Elements and covers a whopping 11,613 square feet (over 1000 square meters) and includes six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, four laundry rooms, two offices, and five fireplaces along with a detached guest house. While it certainly offers a retreat away from the…
  • An Architect’s Attic Apartment with Custom Furniture

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

    1 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    I’m a lucky girl – I got to attend the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden show last month in Seattle. While much of the displays were all about the plants (understandably) much of it was about outdoor decor as well. I was particularly interested to learn more from James Taylor (no, not the singer) from Ballard Reuse about how to turn old pallets into unique and amazing patio furniture during his presentation at the DIY stage. James is the lead designer with the new Ballard Reuse, and prior to that he was Lead Designer, ReVision Division, of the Seattle ReStore for four years. He…
  • My Real Life Home Office Decor Tour

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

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

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

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

    Anchal Bhatia
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:42 am
    Is getting your little one dressed in the morning a regular battle? Do you wish that your kid’s clothes, blankets, and shoes were more accessible?  If yes, it’s definitely time for some organization. When your kid’s closet is organized, not only will it be easier for them to dress, you will also end up saving many precious minutes off your morning routine. So, try these organization tips to calm clutter and bring order to your kids’ closet. Organization Tips: How to Organize Your Kids’ Closet Organization Tips for Kids’ Closet Image via: BHG Declutter Remove everything…
  • St. Patrick’s Day Dessert: Pistachio Cupcakes Recipe

    Joy M
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    If you’re looking for something special to make on St. Patrick’s Day, look no further than this dessert. Filled with color and flavor, even St. Patrick would give his approval. The cupcakes require only one main ingredient: roasted pistachios. They are not too sweet and are guaranteed to please your family and friends. You’ll love this St. Patrick’s Day dessert because it’s easy and quick to make. You can make it before St. Patrick’s Day to hone your skills then make it again on the D-Day. Here are step-by-step instructions from All Recipes. St. Patrick’s Day Dessert:…
  • Spring Color: Liven Up your Home with Spring Textiles

    Lydia Mathews
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:40 am
    Well spring is near and now is the time to cheer.  Ready for the warm weather, fresh flowers and bright days?  How about livening up your interiors with some spring decor for starters, like spring textiles.  The linens and textiles can be the subtle accents or bold statements that add a refreshed look to a space.  Another great attribute about textiles is that they are versatile and help to invite different moods within the space.  So invite spring within your interiors with some beautifully colored textiles, and here’s how to get your spring organization started. Spring Color:…
  • St. Patrick’s Day Meal: Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

    Lydia Mathews
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:13 pm
    “Top of the Mornin’ to ya…”  Hello St. Patrick’s Day filled with fun, friends, family and most importantly food.  Everyone knows that one of the best ways to celebrate any occasion is with a good meal, and for those who didn’t now you do. How about a meal that will keep you full and satisfied to enjoy the day’s festivities?  A good ole’ Shepard’s Pie ought to do the trick, but with a healthy twist.  Typically, this can be a heavy meal but with a few touches to the ingredients you and your family should be able to have the energy for a…
  • Home Organization: Easy Bathroom Storage Ideas

    Rehana Akter
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:20 am
    Organization is always about a simple rule – less clutter and more storage space. The rule is even more strictly to be followed when the place is relatively small. Bathroom is a place where you should feel composed and collected, which is not possible if the place looks stuffed, messy, and disorganized. Check out these amazing home organization tips for having an ultimate organized bathroom. Home Organization: Easy Bathroom Storage Ideas An organized bathroom to feel collected! Image via: Decodir Purge the Bathroom of Unused Items The first step to any organization has to be…
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    Faith Sheridan
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    Are you over Shades of Gray? but interested in gray interiors for your kitchen? Well this post is for you. For the past few years gray wood tones and paints exhibit staying power in interior designs. The neutral opportunity from a gray selection makes it a popular choice for new and remodeled kitchens. Gray kitchen cabinets and tiles A soft gray custom stain on contemporary cabinets refreshes a kitchen remodel project like this one I did one year ago in downtown Seattle. Soft gray cabinets refresh this condo kitchen remodel Does your kitchen have reddish-orange cabinets? Many homes I see do…
  • Ottomans Enhance Function In Your Home

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

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

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

    Faith Sheridan
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Faith Sheridan Interior Design of Seattle Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World Seattle, USA, January 22, 2015 – Faith Sheridan Interior Design of Seattle, WA has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 20 year-old award winning Pacific Northwest firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than…
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  • Holistic MBA Podcast – 5 secrets every highly successful health coach knows

    Amanda Gates
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Holistic MBA is a community built for the holistic practitioner who is looking for more. They offer world class training for holistic entrepreneurs who want to build a profitable business that feeds their soul. Are you a holistic practitioner who is burnt out, frazzled, overwhelmed and exhausted? Well if you said yes, then this podcast… Read more The post Holistic MBA Podcast – 5 secrets every highly successful health coach knows appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • The easiest way to reduce landfill waste

    Amanda Gates
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    I’ve been an advocate for sustainability for many years now but I still get emails every day from people totally overwhelmed by it all. If you have read this blog for any length of time, or if you are new here, just know that small changes create huge impacts. We are harming our planet at… Read more The post The easiest way to reduce landfill waste appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 5 Pieces Every Entry Needs

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

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

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

    Kristie Barnett
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    I’m always preaching about paint color placement, because I believe that can be as important as the colors you choose. I’m going to show you some variations of color placement on a recent online exterior paint consultation where Graphics Girl (that’s what I call my graphics designer because she is a superhero!) helped us visualize […]
  • The Anatomy of a Magazine Photo Shoot

    Kristie Barnett
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    A few months ago, the editor of Blah-blah-blah magazine contacted me about doing a story and photo shoot in one of my client’s homes.  Ah, the call that makes every decorator’s heart go pitter-pat!   Below is the living room of my client’s home when first purchased.  I snapped this photo when I came over […]
  • My February Top 10 Picks of the Month – EBTH

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

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

    Kristie Barnett
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    How was your Valentine’s weekend, my sweets? Mr. Man and I attended a great fundraising benefit that we’ve been going to on or around Valentine’s Day for the last four years. Here we are, all dressed up and ready to go:   Two of my favorite clients are co-founders of Fabulous Friends for Africa. You […]
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  • Design Insider: Design on a Dime 2015

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Hola Fabulistas! If you’ve been following me on social media and reading the blog, then you know I’m simply overjoyed (not to mention honored!) to be participating in Housing Works’... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fab Events: Design On a Dime Kickoff Event

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

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

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

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

    Ann Porter, CKD
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Call it a man cave, a bachelor pad, or even your fortress of solitude. This is your apartment or a room typically decorated to a man’s tastes usually without female influence. Often these spaces serve to help the gentleman relax and unwind. Sometimes they can be for motivation and inspiration. I’ve put together a collection of fixtures to inspire and push the boundaries of what you might think is possible in a masculine kitchen or bathroom. You may be familiar with Rocky Mountain Hardware and know that in addition to making beautiful bronze hardware they also make faucets.
  • Cooking Table

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Veronika Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    The first day of BlogTour Vegas was spent amidst knowledgable industry pros, brainstorming designers, and leaders of some of the most innovative brands of 2015. We asked designers what “The Power of Design” truly means and what gives them value as a designer. We knew that the designer is much more than a selector of pretty things, but we wanted to learn about how a designer can impact the emotional and physical wellbeing of a client. How does the designer impact a life? Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID, was our keynote speaker of the day and opened with our main topic of The Power of…
  • BlogTour Vegas Sponsor Highlights: Wilsonart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • His-and-Hers Design Themes

    Linnore Gonzales
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    In many households, one half of a couple often takes the lead with decorating decisions. But if a woman is the #1 decorator, that doesn’t mean lace and frills are on the horizon. If a man is making design choices, that doesn’t mean leather and animal heads will take center stage. Stereotypes have no place in interior design. A person’s design aesthetic is what it is, whether they’re male or female. But there is a difference between a space of your own and a space shared with someone else. Couples share space. That’s part of the relationship deal. But plenty of couples know how to…
  • Take Your Bathroom from Simply Functional to Modern Luxury

    Linnore Gonzales
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Your bathroom serves many functions. Many important functions. But modern bathroom trends are upping the ante for a combination of purpose and beauty that is beyond simple utility. Your days of bathing, relaxation and pampering will be full of elegance and style that reflect a comfortable boudoir or inviting living room over a stark bathroom. Let’s take a look at how to create modern luxury in your bathroom: Make space Spacious bathrooms are in style. If you are remodeling and can open up this area, do it. Otherwise there are some techniques you can implement to make your bathroom appear…
  • Update Your Hardwood Floors

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

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

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

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

    Holly La Porte
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Got the winter blues?  We have the perfect invigorating hues to wash those blues away.  Just one piece can freshen up your abode!  Whether it’s the blue rhythm of this Schonbek pendant or a more industrial approach of this Brendlen
  • One to glow on!

    Holly La Porte
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Cheers to the new year!  There’s nothing like starting the year off fresh and clean, and pendant lighting is an easy way to brighten your space! Warm metallic colors are a continuing trend into 2015, so here we round up
  • How to ‘Get Lit’ for the New Year

    Holly La Porte
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    It’s no secret that here at we are experts at lighting up a place, but in terms of libations, well, we quite enjoy that kind of getting lit as well!  And in the spirit of ringing in the new
  • Highlights of 2014

    Holly La Porte
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    Reflecting back on 2014, we certainly had some glistening moments.  Here we highlight a few favorites! #4 in the Philadelphia 100 Philadelphia Magazine’s Design Home 2014 Daylight Savings Party ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Vegas! Furniture, Home Decor, & Rugs Launch  
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    Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design

  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Cotton Indian Agra Rug

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    This week’s Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Vintage Cotton Indian Agra Rug. Vintage Cotton Indian Agra Rug — Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Cotton Indian Agra Rug appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
  • Historic Photographs of Nineteenth Century India at the Met Museum, 19th Century Indian Rugs at Nazmiyal

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    View Photographs from Nineteenth Century India and Browse Indian Rugs From the Same Period Nineteenth-Century Indian Photography and Indian Rugs – On view currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is an exhibition of photographs by Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) of India during the mid 19th Century. This is the first major Read More... The post Historic Photographs of Nineteenth Century India at the Met Museum, 19th Century Indian Rugs at Nazmiyal appeared first on Nazmiyal Blog About Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs and Interior Design.
  • High Style: Antique Rug Selection Inspired by Fashion Week Runways

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

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

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

  • Impart Contemporary Twist With LED Ceilings

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ideas for organizing the nursery

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:58 pm
    The baby room is much more important than you think because it will have your little sleep reassured and also enjoy their sleep. But for this, besides having the beautifully decorated room you will have it well organized. The order is essential to make it a pleasant stay and also the baby feel ready to go to sleep. Even if you think your baby is very small and you will not realize the potential disorder, trust me when I say yes he realizes and it is very important that we have this to not hinder you in your rest . But do not worry because then you’ll find some ideas for baby room and…
  • Creative ideas small storage strategies to save money

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Sometimes the desire to have everything sorted we spend more money in the account storage systems thinking that we will be much more orderly home, but the reality is that we can save money and can use ingenuity to create new storage strategies with things we already have at home. So if you are a person that you do not realize you have more articles at home and it’s time to open your eyes! There are many things that surround you in your own home that can help you to storage, but yes, you have to use them differently than for which they are designed. Then I will explain some creative…
  • How to have a hypoallergenic house

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Whether your children suffer from allergic asthma as if you just want a clean home and perfect for the air is pure, it is convenient to start thinking about how to clean and how to have every stay free of mites. Also you should know that asthma is one of the most common diseases in childhood. It occurs more often in boys than in girls but symptoms are usually the same. If you have a child at home complaining of a bad cough, chest hurts and the doctor has already diagnosed with asthma, then it’s time you start to learn how to prevent symptoms worse. It is important to begin to do it from…
  • Cute Solutions for small and cramped kitchens

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

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

  • Decorative Coastal House Trim for your Porch and beyond

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Give your house a gingerbread-y look with a fabulous decorative coastal house trim from Island Creek Designs. Island Creek Designs is also the maker of awesome Decorative Coastal Brackets, and now they have created two trim designs. A starfish/sand dollar house trim and a wave/surf house trim. Take a closer look below! Don't you just love these Coastal House Trims? They really dress up a
  • Nautical Porthole Mirror Gallery Walls

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Brighten up a space with a mirror Gallery Wall. A Porthole Mirror gallery wall in this example. But it can be anything that fits the coastal life style. A group of Nautical Rope Mirrors, Seashell Mirrors, Driftwood Mirrors, a collection of rustic wood frame mirrors, or other coastal themed mirrors. I will show examples of other Mirror walls as I find them! Porthole mirrors have a nautical
  • Coastal and Nautical Luxury Designer Pillows

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

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

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    A chic nautical or coastal wallpaper is a great way to create a stunning Accent Wall or an outstanding Bathroom! Here are just a few great designs from Burke's Nautical and Coastal Wallpaper Collection that I like, including a lovely and subtle anchor wallpaper that's removable. A nautical map wallpaper is a classic choice to give a room a reference to the sea. There is a post about DIY Map
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    BLOG - DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

  • Tile Backsplashes Gone Wild — Have You Noticed This Kitchen Design Trend?

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Interior Designer: Rachel Reider In my most recent DESIGN REFRESH newsletter I shared this article/gallery of tile backsplashes and asked if you saw a trend. I noticed something and I'll bet you did too.If you haven’t yet checked it out, CLICK HERE. If you ask me... It's a trend has been growing for some time now.I see backsplashes that don’t have “insets” or picture framed areas with different, contrasting tiles, you know how they used to be framed in above a range or cooktop? What I see are backsplashes with tile that is an overall pattern, going…
  • A Small New York City Apartment Kitchen Is Made Light, Bright, & Larger! | #SmallSpaceSolutions

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is the first entry in a series of articles I’ll be sharing on living large in small spaces.Each will examine and celebrate the ideas and concepts that make small spaces feel bigger.The first small space we’ll examine and celebrate is…This small, enclosed kitchen in NYC (full-view available down below), measuring 7’ x 11’. Architect Lauren Wegel did a great job of making the space seem light, bright, and larger than it really is.How can you do what she did so effectively in your home? Let's find out! ;-)Utilize open shelving:Because the uppers are open, open shelves can be…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DESIGNREFRESH

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

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

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

  • Why Blogging is Like Walking a Tightrope Buck Naked

    Lynne Knowlton
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
      Learning how to be a top drawer, fearlessly authentic, back of the bus, kickass blogger can be a cluster-you-know-what-er of mixed emotions, raw talent and hard work while simultaneously tapping your head, rubbing your belly and sticking to what you … Read More!
  • Why we love video AND want to punch it in the face

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

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

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

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

  • 13 lighting tips for the home

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
    Thirteen lighting tips for the home is part of my series on design tips for a more beautiful home which have all been doled out in the press by the design trade at one point or another. These, as the others … Continue reading →This post 13 lighting tips for the home first appeared on
  • reconsidering 1930s design style

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

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

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

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

  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of your First Apartment

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

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

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

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

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

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    Here is an aqua blue cotton ball holder by Menda, made in the United States.  The hinges are spring loaded and the top features a pair of white plastic roses.  The top, bottom, and sides have scalloped edges.  A spring loaded bottom to the box keeps pushing the cotton balls to the top.  The box measures 5” wide by 3-1/2” deep and 3” in height. Menda was was responsible for a host of bathroom related product accessories, such as soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, cups, trays, hand mirrors, tissue boxes, and the like.  The color palette is decidedly mid century:…
  • playing cards alarm clock | Bulova | Japan

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    Here is a Bulova wind up alarm clock with a playing cards or poker theme.  The front face reads “BULOVA” and at the bottom reads “JAPAN” in an arc.  There are similarities to this alarm clock by Elgin, West Germany. The dial is white with dots for numerals, a red hour hand, and a black minute hand.  The dots and clock hands are glow-in-the-dark.  The front case of the clock features the numerals as well as the four suits: hearts represents 12, clubs represents 3, diamonds represents 6, and spades represents 9.  The left side of the clock features the Queen of…
  • Motörhead iron fist plastic resin pin | England | 1982

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

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

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

  • Spotlight on Legrand Adorne

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Traditional outlets and switches are so old school.  Enter the Legrand Adorne product line which has become the gold standard with our clients!  Offering a wide variety of options, Adorne makes it easy to specify something that will compliment any design and cater to any technical challenge you may have. We liked the idea of using the crisp white wall plates for our client’s stunning Hall Bathroom.  They are so clean and really compliment the bright white trim in the space.  Our client adores the SofTap switches with dimmers that we specified, so much in fact, that we specified…
  • Mad for Plaid

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Are you mad for plaid?  This classic pattern has been around for centuries and still remains current!  Check out some stunning examples which prove that plaid is definitely still in fashion! Below is a fresh approach to classic design.  We love the use of navy and white in this room designed by Peterssen/Keller Architecture. Plaid Rug in Room Designed by Peterssen/Keller Architecture Why not try using a plaid on the back of a chair??  In this image, the pattern is balanced by the solid fabric on the sofa and the black and white floral drapery panels, designed by Bountiful Decor. Plaid…
  • Guide for Wood Flooring

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

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

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

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:43 pm
    New and used shipping containers have become a staple in the global architecture industry for their robust modular scalability, build efficiency, and a host of other benefits. Shipping containers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Choosing a Central Heating System with Style

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

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

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

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

    Melina Divani
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    For those who are fortunate enough to experience a generously-sized loft, this one may be seen as the best way to maintain style and refinement. Nestled in Soho, New York, this loft’s signature is its cream hues and sensation of open space. Of course, the size of the place is a major reason behind this feeling, though these two elements certainly contribute to making that hotel-like dream home. The living room, which has been combined with the kitchen, is an extensive lounging area with a plush dark carpet and a number of couches. The furniture, asides from those that form part of the…
  • Pleasant Home With A Touch Of Color

    Melina Divani
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    This beautiful bright and attractive Scandinavian home located in Gothenburg, Sweden is just 70 square meters but it is nonetheless elegant and charming. The cool brick four story building were this apartment is located was constructed in 1890s. This apartment has a single bedroom and bathroom, a roomy living area, a kitchen, and a large balcony. In the typical Scandinavian style, this home is designed with beautiful molding, smooth white walls, light wood floors, and large windows and doors. The white walls serve as a neutral background for bright accents. Check out some sections of this…
  • An Exquisite French-Inspired Home

    Melina Divani
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
      An exquisite french-inspired home nestled in the mountains of the tiny principality of Liechtenstein. A grand 4-metre tall front door greets visitors, mirroring an impressive outdoor fireplace of equal proportion set into the garden walls. Internally, a further double fireplace acts as the focus of the house. This Alpine jewel, part of Anouska Hempel’s Private Homes Collection, is a return to the classical orientation. Meticulously designed and curated down to the finest detail, the home is furnished with bespoke pieces throughout. The post An Exquisite French-Inspired Home appeared…
  • An Upper West Side Studio Oasis Decked Out In Ethereal, Global, Glam Style

    Melina Divani
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Studio apartments have one basic challenge – limited space. In most cases, they are rented apartments and they must offer all the basic things a home should have within a constrained space. Although this challenge is not easy to overcome, here’s a studio with a charming design that gets it right. This studio is located in the Upper West region of Manhattan, and it has both a relaxing and somewhat invigorating atmosphere. The LABL Studio designers, Lindsay Boswell and Ali Levin had to overcome the rental restrictions as well as the conservative style of their client, Jamie. Nevertheless,…
  • Charming House With Fantastic Colors On Lesvos, Greece

    Melina Divani
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:34 am
    This is a guest house belonging to Claire Lloyd, a British photographer who left foggy London behind, seven years ago, and started a new life on the Greek island of Lesvos. In 2007 Australian author, photographer and designer Claire Lloyd and her British partner, artist Matthew Usmar Lauder, left behind the busy, glamorous London arts scene to explore a new, more simple way of life on the island of Lesbos.  They bought a small house in a village far from the usual tourist haunts, and then another house on the edge of the same village.  Here they have discovered the joys of a close…
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  • Maison & Objet Asia 2015: Kelly Hoppen, new bathroom interior design ideas

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    For who will attending to Maison & Objet Asia 2015, at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, a plenty of design agenda events will happening, from 10 to 13 of March. BRABBU will exhibit at Interior Design Section | Basement 2 | Stand F8/G7…But today BRABBU brings you what might be the most awaited discussion on the development of sensory experiences and their influence on bathroom design for the 21st century and its interior design ideas. In discussion – a focus on the way designers need to engage senses for the optimum design experience for emerging bathrooms. Ready to see Kelly Hoppen…
  • Maison & Objet Asia 2015 – Crafting mass production with Christophe Pillet

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Hello dear Brabbu’s,how are you today? Fierce and intense, we hope. Well, today is Thursday, and if you are not thinking about your weekend, you should be, that is for sure. However, the theme today will please everyone, specially that ones who really venerate the trave kind if feeling. So, who has heard about Maison & Objet Asia 2015? Well, if you haven’t heard a thing, you really have to update your know-how about the most important and trendy Interior Design and Architecture trade shows. At least you have us, to really support when the matter is luxury, contemporary and…
  • Maison & Objet Asia 2015: Luxury marina bay sands restaurants to dine

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Be a foodie, meat lover or vegetarian, Marina Bay Sands can enhance your Singapore experience with Chinese, Japanese, Indian, American, Italian, French and Local Singaporean food. You can choose from a wide variety of cuisines. Since Maison & Objet Asia is about to start and takes place in Singapore, BRABBU team decided to let you know about the most luxurious restaurants you can find if you decide to attend the event. CUT By Wolfgang Puck Jaan Waku Ghin KU DE TA Restaurant Melt – The World Cafe at the Mandarin Oriental
  • Maison & Objet Asia 2015: The Patina, Capitol Singapore – the result of a successful collaboration

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
    Maison & Objet Asia 2015 is already here (March 10-13) and BRABBU wants you to be informed about every single details. On the first day of the fair, the Interior Design & Lifestyle SUMMIT will be hosting the Best of Interior Design by Jaya Ibrahim, Principal of Jaya International Design and Marc Dardenne, CEO of Patina Hotels & Resorts. If you’re around Singapore you shouldn’t miss this summit where you have the opportunity to understand the pure vision of an award-winning hospitality team has been released in The Patine, Capitol Singapore - an ultraluxury hotel…
  • Living room ideas 2015: Top 5 modern wall sconces

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    2015 is almost here and everyone is getting inspired by New Year’s trends. BRABBU wants to help you that, so we have prepared for you a Top of Wall Sconces for your Living Room ideas according to 2015’trends. Wall Sconces are great due in large part to their overall versatility. Decorate with such a piece will add personality to your décor. As we know, illumination is a crucial element for any interior design scheme. Well-executed lighting can jazz up a splash of chic and enhance the ambiance of your interior. See also: Living Room Ideas 2015: Top 5 brass floor lamp ECLIPSE by BRABBU…
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  • Pinterest in the Morning: 8 Great Decor Images

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    For many, checking out Pinterest has become a morning ritual. Today, we’re sharing eight delightful Pinterest finds that grabbed our attention recently. From the entryway to the closet door, there are interesting ideas around every corner. We hope you are inspired by these diverse decor images.   Maps just got framed and are used to create a very successful worldly look in this home’s foyer.     Aren’t these colors great companions? Layered rugs are so “in” right now and these are gorgeous in deep pink and gold.   Better Homes & Gardens…
  • New From Crestview Collection: Table Lamps

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

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

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

    15 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Dark walls can be handsome, moody and elegant,too. Whether charcoal, midnight blue or pure black, dark walls are all appealing in their way. Today, we’re sharing rooms that are made better by dark walls. Perhaps, it’s time to consider going dark in a room or two. What do you think? Dark is elegant on the floor, walls and reflected off the ceiling in this beautiful and inviting foyer. Furniture, art and wall, all go dark in this chic and yet cozy living room. The art hangs beautifully on this gray wall. Who would have expected glossy blue cabinets with black interiors, walls and…
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  • Who makes the best 7 Pancakes around the world?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Erwin Lee
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Do you like calm, neutral colors or bold, vibrant colors? Do you prefer function over style? Take this quiz to unleash your inner design style and realize the kitchen that’s best for you. What’s Your Kitchen Style? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 10 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Information Do you like calm, neutral colors or bold, vibrant colors? Do you prefer function over style? Take this quiz to unleash your inner design style and realize the kitchen that’s best for you. You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not…
  • Everything You Need to Know About Cabinet Refacing

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

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

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

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

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    On February 27, the Atlanta Symphony Associates honored 2015 Show House designers at the inaugural Designer Appreciation Party. Go Home donated the gift bags for the event. For more, check out Technorati Tags: Atlanta Symphony Associates
  • A Girly, Sparkly and On Trend Power Bath: Studio [b] Design Group

    5 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
                  According to Studio [b] Design Group: We used Go Home’s beautiful “Sweetheart Mirror” for one of West Texas’ own sweetheart’s Powder Bath.  The delicate scalloped edges and antiqued mirror frame lend an air of timelessness and whimsy to this girly, sparkly, and on trend powder bath.  This gorgeous mirror reflects back and enhances the sparkling beaded graphic wallpaper and speaks to the antique styled sink chest and gilded wood teardrop sconces.  The “Sweetheart Mirror” was perfect for this space and perfect for our West Texas…
  • A Show Stopping Kitchen Island: The Trendy

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    According to The Trendy Above is the GO Home Factory Station Cart from my personal kitchen that I am using it as a kitchen island. It is a show stopper and everybody who comes in LOVES it. It could be used for any number of creative ways, but I personally saw it and thought – oh wonderful I don’t have to settle for some run of the mill – and obvious kitchen island. Either built in or another type of furniture pieces with a conventional top. This is great because it has the pull out bins – and we keep recipe books and loose recipes as well as hot pads, mitts and extra kitchen…
  • A Non-Traditional Soap Company: sammysoap

    15 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    According to sammysoap: Nothing about us is traditional so the funky GO Home iron umbrella chandelier works perfectly in our showroom. We are a clicks and bricks operation: store in front, factory behind, e-commerce site launching in the immediate future, maybe next week. As you can see, we also offer fine gifts and home furnishes in our showroom. sammysoap is a job creation machine for adults with developmental disabilities disguised as the world’s best soap company. Their natural artisan soaps are made from organic or wildcrafted ingredients whenever possible and consciously sourced for…
  • A Rustic Vacation Home: Carter Kay Interiors

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

  • Spring-Planted Bulbs: Plant These Beauties Now, Enjoy This Summer!

    Starre Vartan
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Here’s the deal with bulbs—if you want blooms in the spring, you need to plant them in the fall. Which can be…discouraging. Especially when it’s February and you want to—nay NEED—to see some flowers in your garden when warm weather finally arrives.Well, there is a (sort-of ) shortcut to faster flowers that will last longer than the typical annuals and will allow you to start planning—and dreaming—now. It’s not too late for a beautiful summer garden. Even if you are starting from scratch or near it, consider planting 1/3 summer-blooming bulbs, 1/3 other…
  • These Balloon-“Dipped” Mason Jars Are One of the Easiest DIYs Ever

    Yuka Yoneda
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    A simple Pinterest search will reveal thousands of ways to customize mason jars – from painting them to wrapping them them to pretty much everything in between. But we think we found one DIY that is hands-down the easiest out of all of them, even if you’re not crafty at all! All it takes to complete is a few balloons, some mason jars and scissors – that’s it! Read on to see the steps (there are only 3).DIY Balloon-“Dipped” Mason JarsHere’s what you’ll need to get started…– Balloons– Mason Jars– Scissors– A ruler and pen…
  • 5 Low-Maintenance Houseplant Alternatives

    Kate Simmons
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    If you’re anything like me, you may not have a green thumb when it comes to indoor plants. Or maybe you do, but your space doesn’t get a lot of natural light. Today I’m shining the spotlight on houseplant alternatives that add natural beauty to your interior without a lot of hassle. From dried plants to plant-themed artwork, you’ll find many low-maintenance options below. Ready for a closer look?…Dried PlantsNot to be obvious here, but if you’re not wanting to take on another living plant, why not go with a beautifully preserved dead plant?! Some…
  • Early 1900s Toronto Home Charms with a Glassy Modern Renovation

    Sherry Nothingam
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Located in the lovely Beaches locality of Toronto, Canada, the 142 Kenilworth Residence combines the old world charm with modern aesthetics to shape a truly captivating home. This classic house with a pitched roof was originally built in the early 1900s, and spread across 1,250 square feet, the interiors acquired a dark, dreary and congested ambiance over the years. The homeowners wanted a smart renovation that not only preserved the brick façade of the home, but gave the interiors a fresh, cheerful and modern vibe. This challenging task fell to Johnson Chou, and it is fair to say that the…
  • The Jade Hotel’s Glamorous Art Deco Touches Transport Guests to the Gilded Age

    Yuka Yoneda
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you’re planning on visiting New York City, why not take a detour to the Gilded Age while you’re at it? You may not be able to tell from the Jade Hotel‘s unassuming facade, but this neighborhood gem glitters with old-world glamour on the inside, from its gold-touched Art Deco rooms to its speakeasy-esque bar and restaurant. Step inside our photo gallery to take your own virtual tour of the Jade’s opulent spaces and be transported to an age of Gatsby-style grandeur via 13th Street.The 113-room boutique hotel in the heart of Greenwich Village was designed by Gene…
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    Leovan Design

  • Formal Interior Design Style

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

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

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

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

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

  • Great Eats in Scottsdale

    Decor Girl
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Great places to eat every meal while in Scottsdale on vacation. From breakfast through dinner at 100% flavor. Read More
  • Four Fresh Ways To Add Color In A Home

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

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

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

    Decor Girl
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Kitchen storage is a hot button for anyone who cooks and enjoys their ample tools and utensils. Storage solutions are all about the space, and how we use it. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • Customising your hardwood floor

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
    Hardwood floors are often seen as a statement piece for your home – people’s eyes will instantly be drawn towards them. With an ever increasing selection of different types of wood available for your flooring, you can easily find something to suit your specific tastes. Hardwood flooring will add a touch of luxury and classic style to your home, but what about if you want to add a little something extra? Well, luckily there are a few different things you can do to customise your hardwood flooring, helping it to stand out even more.   Add a finish of wax or varnish One of the…
  • Decorating a room with walnut flooring

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 57 Incredible Great Room Designs & Ideas

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring a collection of amazing Great Rooms including rustic, contemporary, and traditional styles. There is often confusion between the differences between living rooms, great rooms, and family rooms. So what exactly is a Great Room? Quite simply, a Great Room can be identified by several features, one of which is location. A living room, in the absence of a parlor or sitting room, is typically located near the front entrance. A family room tends to be nearer to the kitchen. A Great Room, in comparison, is centrally located; a kind of crossroads for the home. Great…
  • Spectacular Flying Colors Project By The Ranch Mine

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Welcome to our gallery highlighting the striking open-concept Flying Colors project by The Ranch Mine. Redesigned for artists looking to escape from the ordinary, the ultra-modern Flying Colors is a truly unique retreat. The house is designed to playfully inspire while exceeding any functional requirements. At the center of the large, double-height open space is a “stage for living,” a more intimate place for relaxing and socializing. Several tweaks and upgrades, to the finishes, fixtures, and lighting, turned an undefined shell into a domestic playground. The…
  • Ultra-Modern Groveland Project By Mcleod Bovell

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Welcome to our gallery highlighting the unique, ultra-modern Groveland Project, a home by Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses. The structure is comprised of a 9,000 square foot interior wrapped in concrete, basalt stone, stained cedar, and composite panels. The three-story home offers significant amenities within and without: a putting green appears on the upper floor, pool and entertainment stand on the middle level, and intimate views of natural bedrock at the lower level. A wide footprint allows the central living spaces of the home to expand into double-floor heights. These tall…
  • 27 Pictures of Black Front Doors

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    First impressions are important, even when it comes to your home!   While a smile or handshake can turn strangers into friends, the right front door can really help “wow” visitors who enter your home. Homeowners often want a front door that is classy, intriguing, fun, and sophisticated.   Black front doors in particular exude sophistication and class, and pair well with nearly all colors. We’ve collected a range of black front doors to show you the variety of grand impressions they can create.  From playful doors featuring checkerboard tiling and other unique…
  • 45 Upscale Small Kitchen Designs with Islands

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    Welcome to our gallery featuring a selection of small kitchens with islands. This extensive collection includes styles ranging from modern to contemporary to rustic, each one with its own unique charm. Between white kitchens, dark wood kitchens and kitchens with synthetic material, this collection is one of our most varied in terms of design and style. The above eat-in kitchen has a small glass-tile backsplash and granite countertops that are polished to a high sheen. Other kitchens to look for are those with stonework around the cabinets, giving the room an old-world feel and rustic charm;…
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    The Grey Home

  • Carpets in kitchens : Yay or Nay ?

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

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

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

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

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

  • 30 Minute Corner Makeover

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

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

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

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

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

  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #60

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Hello and Welcome back friends, to our weekly Lifestyle Link Party! It’s the perfect place for us fashion, health, fitness, design, and lifestyle bloggers to meet up and share and encourage one another! Can’t wait to share with you our favorite from last week’s link party. Maybe I Will | Chic California | The Happy {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #60 appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #59

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

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

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

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

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:23 am
    New York City-based architectural firm StudioLab has re-designed the interior of this three bedroom apartment for a family of four. Completed in August 2014, this 2,150 square foot (200sqm) unit is located in Manhattan in New York City, USA. Riverside Drive Apartment by StudioLab: “Steps from Riverside Park, the existing apartment had previously not been renovated for 30 years and was in dire need of a complete overhaul. StudioLAB was..More...
  • Delta House by Bernardes Arquitetura

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    The Delta House is a contemporary seaside vacation home designed by Bernardes Arquitetura. Completed in 2013, it is located in Guarujá, a municipality in the São Paulo state of Brazil. Delta House by Bernardes Arquitetura: “Commissioned by a couple with three young children, this weekend house, located one and a half hours from São Paulo, is built on sloped terrain surrounded by an important Atlantic Forest reserve, in a plot..More...
  • Historical Tel Aviv Apartment by Pitsou Kedem Architects

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    This historical apartment is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. The home was renovated in 2014 by Pitsou Kedem Architects. Historical Tel Aviv Apartment by Pitsou Kedem Architects: “An historic, neo-classic building in the heart of Tel Aviv originally designed by the architect Yosef Berlin in 1925. The building has been designated for preservation with severe building restrictions as part of the Tel Aviv preservation plan. The area, known as the..More...
  • LM Residence by Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:08 am
    LM Residence is a contemporary home located in Curitiba, Brazil. It was designed by Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos in 2008. LM Residence by Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos: “Architecture always offers the opportunity for recreation of an era, revealing the cultural level, habits and great civilization and development of a certain population. In this case the site, very rugged, fully wooded and with the main slope facing south, a number of parameters and..More...
  • Closse Residence by NatureHumaine

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Closse Residence is a private home designed by NatureHumaine. The home was built in 2014, and is located in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada. Closse Residence by NatureHumaine: “This suburban home on Montreal’s south shore was built by the father of our client in the 1960’s. After over 50 years without having much work done, it was in need of some rejuvenation. The original house lacked natural light and had a series..More...
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  • NAU Restaurant

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Inspired by its coastal location and the warm Brazilian ocean this new Nau Restaurant branch is a contemporary and artistic architectural project, carried on by the renowned Sandra Moura architect studio. Read the rest of NAU Restaurant originally posted on © - 2015.
  • NESS Collection of Lights Designed by Arik Levy

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    VIBIA is a design-oriented lighting manufacturer based in Barcelona. Now they promote a latest collection of lights designed by Arik Levy – NESS, that will be presented at the Milan International Design Week 2015. Read the rest of NESS Collection of Lights Designed by Arik Levy originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Ocean Deck Villa with Magnificent Ocean View

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    This massive villa with its multiple wooden decks and terraces, magnificent ocean and garden views and unobstructed in and out float, is certainly and a good example of luxurious, contemporary sea-house design. Geographically located in Bridgehampton, NY, USA the house is spiritually bounded and nested between the beach dunes (that the architects did every effort to preserve as integrity and as biodiversity). This close connection of the villa with its surrounding is reflected not only in the architectural solutions for cantilevered decks, roof terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows but also…
  • Studio Apartment Restoration by ORA Architects

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring again – referencing the classic Kim Ki-duk movie the Czech architects ORA had created an enigmatic, full of spirit place where walls may be imaginary but beautiful constructs and style are very much present. Read the rest of Studio Apartment Restoration by ORA Architects originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Tierras New Wall and Floor Covering by Patricia Urquiola

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

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    One of the most interesting new products from point of view of design that we are going to see during the coming ISH 2015 is the Sofa bathtub by Glass 1989  that has received the acclaimed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design for kids at IMM Cologne 2015

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
     Welle Furniture(source) Lifetime (source) TEAM 7MollS7 - an adjustable chair that is designed to grow with the user. German children’s desk manufacturer Moll has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Trend alert - hexagonal is cool

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

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

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:39 am
    Fresh.comYes, with natural wood, but also with the warmth of ethnic and classic style furniture and accessories, too. They carry the warmth of old times, traditions and love from our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Design Tips: What To Do If Your Room Doesn’t Have A View?

    Sarah @ Mocha
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    I recently wrote about why we are attracted to a room with a view. But what do you do if your room doesn’t have a good view? If you live in a built-up urban environment, this is an all too common problem. And one I can relate to. The first home my husband and I moved into was a little flat above shops. We had a view of a car park and dustbins on one side, and a view of the main road and petrol station on the other. Quite grim, as I’m sure you’ll agree. When the view outside your window isn’t a very appealing one, one design trick is to draw attention away from the…
  • Urban Jungle Bloggers: Hanging Planters For Succulents

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

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

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

    Sarah @ Mocha
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ – African Proverb PS: More inspirational quotes
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    Howkapow Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Choosing Quality Cheap Home Gym Equipment

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bedroom Lighting Ideas: Wall Sconces at the Bedside

    Emma Harger
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Looking for a way to free up tabletop space but still get great lighting at your bedside? Why not try these bedroom lighting ideas: add wall sconces or wall lamps! These small, wall-mounted lights combine sleek style with a punch of lighting power. The main difference is that wall lamps often have adjustable arms and wall sconces are generally stationary. Here are 10 examples of great wall lighting by the bedside so you can get an idea of how to make this look work in your home. Contemporary Bedroom by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke…
  • Property Brothers Atlanta Chandelier Giveaway: We Have a Winner!

    Emma Harger
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    We have a winner for our Property Brothers Atlanta chandelier giveaway! Congratulations to Sarah Stern for winning. She entered the giveaway five different ways and said in a blog comment that she likes the look of the Savoy House Alsace to put in her dining room. Sarah, keep an eye on your email. We’ll be in contact! We wanted to break down some other cool facts about our giveaway, too. We had 919 overall giveaway entries coming from 514 unique entrants. Most entrants tended to have between 1 and 9 total entries to their name, but 5 different people entered more than 15 times.
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – February 27

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

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

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

  • Getting Pet Stains Out of Carpet!

    Sandy Henderson
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    A good suggestion for getting pet potty areas out of carpet is to make the most of good old white […] The post Getting Pet Stains Out of Carpet! appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • The Oddest Place you will find yourself Carpet & Rug Shopping

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

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

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

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

  • Why You Must Have A Mobile Friendly Website For Your Interior Design Business

    Alycia Wicker
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    Iron & Magnolia If no one can find you online, you’re gonna be in deep trouble. That’s why it’s really important to make sure that your interior design website is mobile friendly. Everyone and their brother has a tablet and/or a smart phones It’s 2015 and if you made the unfortunate choice to go with an interior design website […] The post Why You Must Have A Mobile Friendly Website For Your Interior Design Business appeared first on Iron & Magnolia.
  • Nasty Interior Designers, Don’t Mean A Thing

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

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

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

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

  • What’s Your Kitchen Style? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

    Erwin Lee
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Do you like calm, neutral colors or bold, vibrant colors? Do you prefer function over style? Take this quiz to unleash your inner design style and realize the kitchen that’s best for you. What’s Your Kitchen Style? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 10 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Information Do you like calm, neutral colors or bold, vibrant colors? Do you prefer function over style? Take this quiz to unleash your inner design style and realize the kitchen that’s best for you. You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not…
  • Everything You Need to Know About Cabinet Refacing

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

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

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

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

  • Exclusive interview with André Teoman

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

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

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

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

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

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Today I’m starting something a little bit different.  I’m going to record myself then write it all down and see if I can bring some of my personality across.  Because so far with this blog; I feel like it’s a little dull and so I’m hoping with recording how I normally would talk and then put it in writing, it will bring some interest and some personality, so it’s not so boring.  And hopefully I’m not normally a boring and dull person to talk to. Today I’ll be talking about coffee tables and coffee table decor and the steps I use to decorate coffee…
  • Throwback Thursday: Nursery Design

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

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

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

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

  • 3 Unexpected Places to “Light” Your Inspiration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • UK Bed Sizes: The Bed & Mattress Size Guide

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

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

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

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

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

  • Model Home Staging

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Secrets to Model Home Staging I’m so excited to announce an advanced training class I’m adding to the HSR Certification program on Successful Model Home Staging.  This class is free to Home Staging Resource members and will cover EVERY aspect of designing and staging a model home. I created this class because I had so many members get calls from new home builders and I wanted to make sure they were well prepared to handle this business! If you are a home builder looking for a stager who is well-trained in handling model home staging, click here to go to our directory Here’s…
  • 2015 NAR Home Staging Statistics

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

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

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

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

  • 3 Ways to Grow Your Bath and Kitchen Remodeling Franchise

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    For years, Kitchen Solvers has tell spreading word about the impressive market demand for bath and kitchen remodeling franchises. In the consumer’s eye, investing in renovations for the kitchen or bathroom strikes the perfect balance, giving the home owner a refreshed space that is both visually and functionally updated, while also boosting the home’s equity. Kitchen Solvers franchisers can let go of any realty market stress, knowing that their services retain value in any real estate market climate. Despite the popularity and steady state of business in the bath and kitchen remodeling…
  • Kitchen Solvers Will Help You Achieve Your Business Goals Successfully

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

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

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

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

    Shruti Verma
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Simple materials can have an extraordinary effect when treated the right way. Ukranian artist Zoya Olefir works with gypsum to create one of a kind 3 dimensional murals. Every project, she says, is always a unique piece of art which is made in one specimen and is never recreated again. Each mural is hand worked upon with themes that are mostly floral or abstract. Jacob Wagner, Jaime Hayon, Marcel Wanders, Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid are some of the artists and designers she looks up to. We connected with Zoya and asked her to tell us more about her work.  Tell us a little about yourself? I…
  • Lighting up the Ceiling

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

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

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

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

  • Contemporary and Sophisticated Cocktail Table

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pretty New Tile from Fireclay Tile co.

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    Hi Everyone!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I was excited to learn that Fireclay Tile company has introduced a new tile line that is absolutely stunning! Whether you're considering tile for your kitchen backsplash, flooring, bath, or other, you're sure to find a unique and gorgeous option in Fireclay Tile's new Sakura collection!  Their fantastic Instagram page will have you dreaming
  • Exploring Animal Prints

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

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

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

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

  • visualgraphc:Kattoos 2 by Sane & Able

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

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

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

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

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

  • String Lights

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

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

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

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

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    The Moss Bathroom Mat is a concept design by a Swiss designer, Nguyen La Chanh and is a creative way of bringing a little green in your home. The mat is made out of three types of green mosses, ball moss, island moss and forest moss. It naturally catches the water that drips off you when you step out of the shower or bath tub. Also the humidity of your bathroom helps these mosses to thrive naturally. While the designer made mat is pretty expensive here is a guide on how to make your own living moss bathmat. The post Living moss carpet for your bathroom appeared first on Home Tweaks.
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  • Where would we be without wings?

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:37 am
    [Wings] Where would we be without wings? Where would we be without all those intrepid inventors, designers, adventurers that looked to the birds in the skies and were sufficiently inspired to answer how humankind could take flight? The science of wings applies in so many areas beyond those big things stuck on the side of […]
  • When you get, give. When you learn, teach.

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    [MAYA] When you get, give. When you learn, teach. These are some of the famous teaching phrases from Dr Maya Angelou, American author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer and great wisdom elder. We can learn much not just from her and her teachings but from the Mayan culture, now centred in Guatemala. The ways of […]
  • A cigar is just a cigar

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

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

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

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:08 am
    The Fabulous Fridge Locker It is hard to put a price on food security, but at only $19.95, the new Fridge Locker is perfect for those of us with roommates, children, or friends that pop in to raid the refrigerator. At only 7.5” X 7.5” X 11”, the Fridge Locker fits easily in any size refrigerator, pantry, freezer, or vinyl cool pack, plus it can easily be used as a lunch box itself.     The Original Fridge Locker – 19.95   This tiny device is perfect if there are foods that need to be protected for personal consumption, such as diet supplies, leftover lunches, and…
  • Q & A With the Ultimate Man Cave Expert Jason Cameron [ INTERVIEW ]

    Eric Pangburn
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Interview with Jason Cameron – DIY Network Man Cave Expert How does a hobby turn into a career that teaches men how to do cool man stuff? Jason Cameron is the host of the “DIY Network: Man Caves“, a famous TV show that teaches men how to create the ultimate space to hang out in their homes aka ‘man caves’ — a true refuge where the whole family can enjoy everything from limited guitars, garage cave, sport lovers, or even tents over in Kuwait.     Jason Cameron Bio   The talented and creative Jason Cameron was born April 19th, of 1969 in…
  • Top 5 Etsy Men’s Rings

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

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

    Eric Pangburn
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
      New Home Tech, Gadgets, Gear and more 2015 We are well into 2015, and there are some fantastic new home technologies available to us all. Our safety, security and comfort are being placed in the capable hands of new digital devices. These revolutions in the smart technology industry were pondered, creatively engineered, and then put on the market to make our lives easier. They say a man is the king of his castle, and a women is queen, well, these new technologies will indeed, make us feel like royalty. Here are 10 of the latest, greatest new home technologies of 2015: Power Clean Robot…
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  • Week two: coming up with reno concept

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    When we left off last week, Shawn and I had taken the plunge on a townhouse that had everything but style.  One of the biggest issues was the white on white on white kitchen that was closed off from the rest of the first floor. We are in the midst of a renovation to create a warm, sophisticated kitchen that’s just plain fun to look at and an overall sprucing of the whole place. Here’s how we came up with the concept.We started by looking at the existing design elements. We’ve got classic crown moulding and high baseboards with walnut-stained oak floors throughout the house. …
  • Week one: transforming our awesomely 80s kitchen

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

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

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

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

    Nanine Clement
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:39 am
    Japanese garden design – There is something interesting about Japanese architectural. It is the influence of regions philosophical to life and architectural which shaped style and designs for centuries. Japanese garden especially is about nature and topography that brought to beautiful aesthetic and natural relaxing. Here are the beautiful Japanese garden. Hope you’ll inspire. Natural Elements Japanese garden adds the plus look to the home. A simple traditional home looks more exquisite with addition of beautiful garden with pond. The arrangement of stone and greenery is amazing. A…
  • Futuristic Furniture Ideas for Modern Contemporary Home

    Nanine Clement
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    Futuristic furniture – Furnishing just like technology that developing gradually year by year. Not only look because of the style but also the purpose, furniture evolute into dynamic design. From ‘less is more’ into ‘the elegance the minimum’ are lately principal of choosing furnishings. When Furniture Accommodate Technology When science applied to the furnishings, the technology especially electronic appliances would be more friendly use for sure. A spell’s nomad table would make you ease to do task. With the yellow painted table undoubtedly is a rich color that brighten the…
  • Modern Pergola Designs for Luxury Sensational Home

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

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

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

  • March Playlist 2015

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    March has come around so quickly. Time for a new playlist! Here is to coming home when it’s still light outside, wardrobe changes, normal non-thermal leggings, Easter chocolate eggs and blooming daffodils. Time to leave the sofa and get back out there. I hope this playlist will encourage you to do so. Please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below & let me know how you liked this playlist.
  • What to do in Reykjavik, Iceland

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    A week from now I’ll be in Reykjavik, Iceland. The coolest of all nordic cities and a place I have wanted to visit for a long time. This post is going to tell you all about my plans & hopes for this holiday. So, if you’re planning on visiting Iceland, here is what you might want to consider doing. Chase the Northern Lights on a boat. Going out on a boat at 10 o’clock at night near the Arctic circle to chase the Northern Lights, wrapped in warm overalls and drinking tea… It just sounds too good. I can’t wait. My advice: We booked our tour…
  • Ello – My Ad-Free Social Network

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

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

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

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Swimming is an activity that has long been considered good for health. It is also an activity followed by many, so much so that it has now become an event in the Olympics. But swimming enthusiasts may not necessarily be sports persons for they may just be those who love a dip or two, especially [...] The post 50 Ultimate Backyard Swimming Pool Ideas appeared first on Ultimate Home Ideas.
  • 15 Chic Bathroom Tile Ideas

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Unexpected Ways to Decorate with Daffodils

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Bring on a brighter, livelier spring palette with these five ways to add daffodils to your home decor. The post 5 Unexpected Ways to Decorate with Daffodils appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • When to Plant Your Flowers

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    Growing flowers can be tricky, but our planting chart can help you figure out the best times of year for your favorite bloom. The post When to Plant Your Flowers appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
  • Valentine’s Day Centerpiece Challenge

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

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

    9 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Impress her on Valentine's Day with these marvelous last minute gift ideas that don’t look the slightest bit last minute. The post Valentine’s Day Survival Guide for Guys appeared first on ProFlowers Blog.
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  • The Castle in the Fairy Tale

    Boogie's Boutique
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:18 pm
    I came across this stunning Chateau and was impressed with its flamboyant mix of fine furnishings and impressive decorative art. According to its website, the ‘Chateau de la Goujeonnerie’ overlooks 18 acres of land and was built in 1872 by the architect, Arsene Charier. The site noted that the owners (Les Trois Garcons) acquired the Chateau in 2006 in a derelict state and have since restored it with 21st Century comforts. I find the décor to be quite striking yet classical, although some may describe it as eclectic and whimsical. The Chateau can be rented and would be perfect for the…
  • Vintage Chic – Fruit Boutique

    Boogie's Boutique
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:10 pm
    I love this commercial space that proudly displays a vintage style that combines a true nostalgic feeling with a range of other styles, from the earthy to the polished.  The results, a thoughtfully designed commercial space by Yaroslav Galant Innovative Design for Rambutan Fruit Studio in Kiev, Ukraine.  According to, Rambutan offers customers the chance to try out fresh fruit, smoothies, salads, jams or wine, but additionally, provides them with information on the many benefits of a fruit-based diet. Whether you’re redecorating your kitchen or you’re looking to create a…
  • Happy New Year!

    Boogie's Boutique
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Filed under: Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, Holiday Tagged: Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, Holiday
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    SofaSofa Blog

  • 13 Stupid Household Rules You Hated as a Kid, but Now Totally Understand

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    If you’re like me, you will have genuinely felt that your parents were nuts for enforcing such silly rules while you were growing up – but now you understand their logic. Any of these sound familiar? 1. No shoes in the house Photo credit: gurmit singh The sheer lunacy of taking off our shoes at the door, when all we’re going to do is dash across the room, grab something, and dash back again to go back outside, was maddening as a child. If you were like me, you’d also protest that your shoes were clean (even when they were clearly caked in mud). I’ll admit, I sometimes break this…
  • 11 reasons you should just stay in tonight: It's cold, you're poor and the sofa is comfy

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

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

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

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

  • Organizing Tips from the Pros

    City Furniture
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]Spring cleaning is in the air, and we don’t know about you, but we’re ready to bring on the organization. But since the road to order is paved with overflowing drawers and closet clutter, we desperately needed some expert advice—so we asked the pros at our Design Studio to share their secrets.[/dropcap]
  • Furniture Meets Fashion: The Oscars Edition

    City Furniture
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]It’s the most glamorous night on the red carpet, and this year’s Oscars were no exception. As the A-listers closed out the awards season with a designer-clad bang, we were front row (to our televisions) to bring you the next edition of Furniture Meets Fashion.[/dropcap]
  • What Does Your Dining Set Say About You?

    City Furniture
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]Whether you gravitate towards the simple and traditional or the flashy and fashion-forward, we happen to know that a person's dining set is a window into their personality.[/dropcap]
  • Tuft Love

    City Furniture
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we’re setting the mood with some serious tuft love. Creating undeniable style and class, we bet even the biggest commitment-phobe is ready to get pinned down by this crush-worthy upholstery treatment.[/dropcap]
  • 5 Tips to Marry Your Furniture

    City Furniture
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    [dropcap custom_class="normal"]So you’re moving in with your honey and you both have full sets of furniture? I now pronounce you stylishly challenged. From making his oversize recliner work with your vintage rocking chair, it’s a challenge to find design harmony—not to mention room for it all.[/dropcap]
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    Blog - Tammy Randall Wood, ASID - Interior Design Calabasas | Malibu | Encino

  • The Path to Renovation

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

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

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

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

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

  • Irving Harper

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    Irving Harper, born in 1916, is best known as an industrial designer and architect. His active time as a designer spanned nearly 70 years from 1936 to 2001. One of his most important – and iconic – designs is the Marshmallow sofa when he was associated with George Nelson Associates. This sofa was produced by the Herman Miller Furniture Company. Harper’s Early Years In the 1930s, Harper joined Gilbert Rohde’s firm after attending both Cooper Union and Brooklyn College. While there, he created a number of exhibits for the 1939 New York World’s Fair including the Plexiglas exhibit and…
  • Deco Dreamworld

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Simple Rules of Feng Shui

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

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

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

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