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  • Duomo by Artistic Tile

    Alicita Rodriguez
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Inspired by Miami’s Vizcaya, a Mediterranean Revival mansion sitting splendorously on Biscayne Bay, Duomo by Artistic Tile reflects the geometric opulence of Italian Renaissance style. Nancy Epstein, owner and CEO of Artistic Tile, designed Duomo after visiting the house. Available in three colorways and three sizes (or customized), Duomo is sure to add a hint of luxury to any bathroom. Geometric Opulence in Italian Renaissance Style Duomo Black, Grey, and White combine beautiful marbles and stones to create dramatic field tiles and medallions. Applications for Duomo include conventional…
  • Elegant and Light Infused Fully Renovated Villa in Belgium - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
    Ada Teicu
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    This bright and inviting fully renovated villa invites you to step into an inspiring world as you put aside reality for a few moments. Imagine this contemporary piece of architecture adorning a 25 acre plot in Uccle, Belgium spreading over 8,073 square feet. Social spaces look warm and inviting thanks to the ingenious way the architects re-imagined the areas everyone would use daily. This home’s living room could start a new list of 30 Modern Living Room Design Ideas to upgrade your lifestyle quality. The fully renovated villa’s 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms make up the private…
  • 18 Excellent Small Home Library Designs
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Who love to read would be very satisfied when you are around a lot of your favorite books, especially the books were written by the authors of your idol. If your closet shelves are no longer fit to accommodate many of your books, you should make it to be a small library with minimalist house […]
  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

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

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

    Alicita Rodriguez
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Caeserstone is unveiling a new color for fall 2014—Calcatta Nuvo. A reinterpretation of Calcatta marble, Calcatta Nuvo offers meandrous grey veins on an opaque white base. Clean and crisp on kitchen counters and islands, Calcatta Nuvo looks fresh and luxurious. Crisp, Clean, and Carefree Caeserstone Like all Caeserstone products, Calcatta Nuvo offers the beauty of natural stone with easy care and maintenance. With its light color and grey variations, Calcatta Nuvo “makes an unforgettable impression and upgrades any interior design into a masterpiece.” The material can also be used for…
  • Duomo by Artistic Tile

    Alicita Rodriguez
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Inspired by Miami’s Vizcaya, a Mediterranean Revival mansion sitting splendorously on Biscayne Bay, Duomo by Artistic Tile reflects the geometric opulence of Italian Renaissance style. Nancy Epstein, owner and CEO of Artistic Tile, designed Duomo after visiting the house. Available in three colorways and three sizes (or customized), Duomo is sure to add a hint of luxury to any bathroom. Geometric Opulence in Italian Renaissance Style Duomo Black, Grey, and White combine beautiful marbles and stones to create dramatic field tiles and medallions. Applications for Duomo include conventional…
  • Brilliant Collection by Zeftron Nylon

    Alicita Rodriguez
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    After conducting its 2013 Color Survey, Zeftron nylon, a division of Shaw Industries, developed seven new colors of its nylon 6 fiber yarns. By collaborating with mill partners and A&D professionals, Zeftron created the new Brilliant Collection. Designers voted on the colors they considered most important, and the results are in: Hot Pink, Lemon, Brilliant Orange, Lime, Electric Blue, Bay Blue and Raspberry Wine. These Zeftron nylon colors will make their way into countless commercial carpets, harmonizing with Zeftron’s existing color palette.  Colorful Nylon 6 Yarns Destined for…
  • ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia De Allegri

    Ali Morris
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    London designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia De Allegri have designed ‘ISH’ - a new collection of furniture and tableware made from recycled post-industrial waste materials. Matteo Fogale and Laetitia De Allegri have mixed waste fibres with resin binders to create three different sheet materials that look like luxury stone. The duo have invented three new composite materials; Slate-ish is made from laminate that is tightly compressed then split and spliced to create slate-like sheets. Denimite, made from scrap denim fibres, and Marblus, made from white cotton/polyester, are…
  • Bacteria-Busting Floors: Healthcare Top 5

    Ali Morris
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Perfect for hospital and healhtcare environments, antimicrobial and antifungal coatings are built into these smart flooring solutions. Crossville tiles recently introduced an invisible self-cleaning and antibacterial coating across their tile product offering. Called HYDROTECT®, the environment-enhancing coating is suitable for use both indoors and out and is activated by sunlight. Because the coating kills 99.9% of four main bacteria strain it drastically reduces the need for cleaning detergents and water. Slip-resistant, stain-resistant and sanitized with an antimicrobial treatment,…
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  • Greek Islands City Guide

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hopping around the gorgeous Mediterranean islands of Greece doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all. So if you’re thinking of taking a cruise of your own, you are going to want to check out interior designer Sophie Carr’s amazing guide to shopping, dining and lodging around these historic island locations. Her insider tips are great for getting the detailed scoop- I just hope we can all join her on her next trip -Stephanie Read the full guide after the jump… (more…)
  • A Day In The Life of Lela Rose

    Grace Bonney
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I always feel a special kinship to anyone that was raised in the south. Whether or not I know them, I always imagine we’d be good friends – or at least get along – at some point. In my dream world some of those amazing southern women I’d love to meet, and then become best best friends with, are Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner and fashion designer Lela Rose. Lela is someone whose name seems to pop up a lot in my life. Not because I’m lucky enough to know her, but because we’re frequently referencing her style and latest collections as examples of things…
  • Touring Musicians Build a Beautiful Home Base in Kingston

    Grace Bonney
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Whenever we have the chance to combine two of my favorite things, music and design, I get incredibly excited. For the past year, Max has been telling us about his friends and fellow Kingston locals, Darbie Nowatka and Justin Rice. They’re both members of the band Bishop Allen, whose albums have been on heavy rotation in my home ever since Max first mentioned them to us. The same upbeat, melodic energy that fills their songs is also present in the beautiful Kingston home Darbie and Justin share with their pets: Steve and Julian (cats), Little Admiral (aka Budge, the bird), and their…
  • A Bright and Airy Home in Alberta Filled With Glam Personal Touches

    Sabrina Smelko
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I’ll admit it, I’m not a super crafty gal, but I delight in seeing a space with subtle touches of personality that reflect its owners. How you combine pieces, both bought and made, and add your touch tastefully truly transforms a house into a home. And that’s exactly what Brittany and Jade Robertson did so well in their small-town Canadian home. When interior designer and lifestyle blogger Brittany and husband Jade were house-hunting for a home for their two daughters and sister-in-law, Brittany had only three must-haves on her list: a space big enough for the family, a…
  • DIY Project: Malachite Pumpkins by Hank and Hunt

    Grace Bonney
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    [*For the next two weeks we'll be sharing great DIY pumpkin decorating ideas from some of our favorite bloggers. Thanks so much to Jenny for kicking things off in style! xo, grace] This summer I redecorated my living room with a Palm Beach-meets-Seattle vibe, but I still wanted to decorate for fall. Bright orange pumpkins always pop in a room, but not necessarily in a good way. So when Grace invited me to partake in her D*S Pumpkin Project, I instantly knew what I was going to do: malachite pumpkins! I’ve been faux malachite painting with watercolors for fun lately, and adore anything…
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  • Room of the Day: Cherished Objects Personalize a Living Room (4 photos)

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “I’m from Louisiana, so I love to tell stories,” says interior designer Lynne Parker. Her life has taken her to many places far from the bayou, including Amsterdam, where she and her family lived for 13 years. They also traveled...
  • Houzz Tour: A New Mediterranean Home Goes Country (12 photos)

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Most renovation stories start with a dreary assessment of the house before the remodel. In this case there were no leaky ceilings, dark rooms or cramped spaces to describe. When Jim and Stephanie Stafford purchased this home in Sonoma, California, it was practically new and served as a spec house in...
  • How to Wow Your Guests With a Dramatic Dining Room (10 photos)

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    There’s no better room in which to indulge your dramatic decorating fantasies than the dining room, where you can create a space that’s great for entertaining. Whether your dining area is open-plan style and includes the kitchen, or you have the luxury of a separate room, think like a set designer...
  • A Punch List for Party Decorating (17 photos)

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    When planning a party at home, decorating can easily slide down the to-do list as more essential tasks (like menu planning, shopping and cleaning) take priority. But isn’t much of the fun of a party the feeling that things are a bit fancier than the everyday? A few well-placed, non-holiday-specific...
  • Great Design Plant: Encelia Californica (7 photos)

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    California brittlebush (Encelia californica)is a must for low-water habitat gardens. This vigorous and dependable subshrub shows off its exuberant mass of large daisy-like flowers in spring and fall. Its long, bountiful bloom periods, combined with its food offerings of both pollen...
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  • 8 Things I Found This Weekend

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    There are often so many things that I do or see during the weekend that never make it to my blog or even to Instagram. I often wonder why don’t I share on decor8 as freely as I once did, why do I think everything needs it’s own post and tons of hours devoted to pulling together a review? When I got started as a blogger 9 years ago, I blogged so frequently and my recipe was usually that I’d produce a few big stories each week, a few mid-size ones, and then a bunch of quickies here and there. While everyone else is talking about slow blogging at the moment, I just want to go…
  • Happy Family Decorating From Photographer Hans Mossel

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    I found lots of fun family homes recently in the photography portfolio of Hans Mossel and couldn’t resist sharing some because they represent how lots of us really want to live – a bit cluttered, personal, a little messy, creative and unapologetic. Polished-perfect spaces in all of their gorgeous unattainableness just isn’t cutting it for most of us anymore. At the end of the day you, especially if you have children, you simply want a home that feels like YOU and allows your family to feel supported, cozy and genuinely at home without having to fight with them over…
  • Kauniste Textiles + Home Products From Finland

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Wow, I’m finding so many cute home labels out of Scandinavia + the Nordic countries lately but this one has real legs, it’s a company I can see doing extremely well not only in Europe but Japan, Australia and beyond. I can see my LA friends really getting into this stuff too. Kauniste is an independent textile company in Helsinki, who work with illustrators and artists to combine fresh patterns with good design using traditional manufacturing techniques. I want every pillow and that fab blanket shown in the first photo! I love the festive colors and patterns and seriously, I would…
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    Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

  • Philippe Starck’s New Wind and Solar-Powered Home Produces 50% More Energy Than it Consumes

    Lidija Grozdanic
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Read the rest of Philippe Starck’s New Wind and Solar-Powered Home Produces 50% More Energy Than it Consumes Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", constomizable furniture, customizable homes, Philippe Starck, photovoltaics, Prefab Homes, prefab wooden homes, rainwater harvesting, solar panels, wind turbines, wooden homes
  • Have a Picnic or Sled on Top of Henning Larsen’s New Moesgaard Museum in Denmark

    Ana Lisa
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Read the rest of Have a Picnic or Sled on Top of Henning Larsen’s New Moesgaard Museum in Denmark Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: archaeology museum, Denmark, grass roof, green roofed, henning larsen architects, Moesgaard Museum, prehistoric museum, Skåde, sloped roof
  • Booq Launches Stylish Cobra Slim Bag Made From Recycled Plastic Bottle Yarn

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    At Inhabitat, we’re always amazed by the many surprising ways designers breathe new life into recycled plastic bottles, and Booq’s recently launched Cobra slim bag is no exception. The chic and professional briefcase is made with Bionic® fabric spun from 47% recycled PET and 53% cotton. As a result, the Cobra slim is both rugged and waterproof—attributes perfect for protecting your electronics. The Booq bag retails for $195 and is available on Booq and at other retailers throughout the U.S. + Booq The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your…
  • Massive Ancient Mushroom Could Hold the Cure for Many Diseases

    Colin Payne
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    The agarikon is one of the largest, oldest-living mushrooms in the world, and at least one scientist believes it holds the key for a cure to tuberculosis – along with many other illnesses. Paul Stamets, founder of Fungi Perfecti and an advisor at the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School has been hunting for the elusive and endangered agarikon in the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest – one of only a few places in the world along with Europe where these massive fungi grow. Why, you ask? Both in ancient spiritual traditions and modern…
  • The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs

    Taz Loomans
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Read the rest of The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Adam Miklosi, agar agar, airbus, algae, Algae Curtain-a, algae farm, algae farming, algae greenhouses, algae power, algae-powered aircraft, algae-powered LED, algae-powered planes, AlgaeBulb, algaerium, bio-adaptive microalgae facade, bio-reactive louvers, bioluminescence, biophotovoltaic panels, CELSS, Chlorella, chlorella algae, chlorella pyrenoidosa spirulina microalgae, claudia pasquero, controlled ecological life support system, crane greenhouses, Diamond DA 42, dino pet,…
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  • New Colossal Mixed-Use Performance Space in The Netherlands: Theatre Spijkenisse [Video]

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    The close collaboration between UNStudio architects and Arup led to the development of the New Theatre Spijkenisse, a contemporary building design in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands. The mixed-use performance space is defined as “a remarkable building with an inviting and open character”. The internal organization and the circuit of functions has been designed around the flow of visitors. A strong indoor-outdoor connection was one of the main purposes of the overall design. The double curved, partly transparent, roof surface is draped as a steel skin around the structure. Light is…
  • Future Fitness Tracks Progress, Suggests Exercises and Keeps You Engaged: Gymtrack

    Ada Teicu
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    We’re all keen on providing a healthy environment for ourselves in the privacy of our home, but once at a gym, the power is somehow stripped from you. Adding a personal insight into your every workout, Gymtrack keeps track of members workouts by using a “smart pin” that transforms the web of your gym’s machines into a virtual personal training wonderland. This new system organizes the gym experience by dramatically re-shaping what gyms can offer their customers in terms of tracking, motivation and feedback. A bracelet worn by each gym member tracks their workout…
  • Elegant and Light Infused Fully Renovated Villa in Belgium 

    Ada Teicu
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    This bright and inviting fully renovated villa invites you to step into an inspiring world as you put aside reality for a few moments. Imagine this contemporary piece of architecture adorning a 25 acre plot in Uccle, Belgium spreading over 8,073 square feet. Social spaces look warm and inviting thanks to the ingenious way the architects re-imagined the areas everyone would use daily. This home’s living room could start a new list of 30 Modern Living Room Design Ideas to upgrade your lifestyle quality. The fully renovated villa’s 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms make up the private…
  • Playful and Provocative Wooden Safe Box Inspired by Clock Gears: mr.knox

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    A safe deposit box may inspire many things, but it is not exactly the type of item you would like to have around for an inviting, homey feel. Envisioned and implemented by Utrecht-based furniture designer Stephan Siepermann, mr.knox cabinet is “a funny translation of a heavy steel safe box into a smart and playful wooden piece of furniture”. The wooden safe locker displays a friendly look, making the object easily adaptable to a variety of modern interiors with a twist. Additionally, the opening and closing system inspired by clock gears is provocative for anyone happening to take…
  • How To Bring Japanese Simplicity Into Your Interiors

    Tara Mastroeni
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Where Japanese interiors are concerned, serenity is paramount. Image Via: Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty We all lead hectic lives. It’s no surprise that after working all day and schlepping the kids to activities, we want come home to something a little calmer. The easiest way to do that is by simplifying our interiors. Folks looking to bring more simplicity into their homes should look toward Japanese interior design for inspiration. With a strong focus on clean lines and negative space, Asian-inspired interiors are almost as calm as it gets. Of course, the question…
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  • Celebrating Scandinavian Cuisine in Los Angeles

    Erika Heet
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Celebrating Scandinavian Cuisine in Los Angeles Written by  Erika Heet October 20, 2014The pop-up Nordic Food Festival includes three exclusive tastings. Austere in downtown Los Angeles will serve as the forum for the pop-up NORTH Nordic Food Festival. Image courtesy of Jay Hanna. Beginning with an intimate media dinner this evening, Austere, a 5,000-square-foot showroom and event space in downtown Los Angeles run by Fredrik Carlström, is hosting the West Coast incarnation of the annual NORTH Nordic Food Festival—an exclusive pop-up event for Angelenos. Austere, a hub for Scandinavian…
  • Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth

    Kelsey Keith
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth Written by  Zahid Sardar Photos by  Ian Allen October 20, 2014A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses. David Easton, a pioneer in the field of rammed-earth construction, developed sturdy blocks made from recycled and waste material and then used them to build a house for himself and his wife, Cynthia Wright, in collaboration with designer Juliet Hsu. Project  Mountain View Residence Architectural Designer  Atelier Hsu Builder  Watershed Materials David…
  • Stainless Steel Teapot Gives Fancy Coffee a Run for its Money

    Kelsey Keith
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Stainless Steel Teapot Gives Fancy Coffee a Run for its Money Written by  Alexander George October 20, 2014Joey Roth, the designer behind Dwell's favorite ceramic speakers, spent four years designing the perfect teapot. How does it hold up? View Slideshow Designer Joey Roth has introduced a hand-finished steel-and-glass teapot with a spout sieve that allows hot water into the glass steeping chamber while keeping out the leaves when pouring. To brew, you open open the handle to pop out the Pyrex tube. Fill that with leaves, seal it back in the handle, then pour hot water through the…
  • The Dean Hotel, Providence

    Diana Budds
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Dean Hotel, Providence Written by  Diana Budds October 20, 2014In Providence, Rhode Island, Ari Heckman and his design firm ASH HYC transform a century-old structure with a stored past into a boutique hotel that pays homage to its roots. With affordable rates, a central location, and warm-modern style that blends hand-picked European antiques with locally crafted wares, the Dean Hotel is our go-to destination for stays in the city. View Slideshow The 52-room Dean Hotel is located at 122 Fountain Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Rates start at $99 for a room with one full-size…
  • Dwell Guide to Los Angeles Design

    Kelsey Keith
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Dwell Guide to Los Angeles Design Written by  Kelsey Keith October 20, 2014Dwell—which maintains two primary offices in San Francisco and New York—considers Los Angeles, host to our annual Dwell on Design show, as its third home. In homage, we've put together a local guide to modern design, from midcentury architecture to emerging designers. View Slideshow At a time when politicians and developers see the historically neglected Los Angeles River as ripe for change and development, an arts collective wants to use the concept of play and community engagement to alter the course of the…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • EM77 Vacuum Jug

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Lukewarm coffee is just not acceptable, and this EM77 Vacuum Jug will ensure hot coffee stays hot. When tipped, the rocker stopper automatically opens to let coffee flow out- this limits the amount air entering the jug, thus preventing your coffee from cooling prematurely. You can use the EM77 Vacuum Jug to keep beverages cold as well, so don’t put it in the back of the cupboard when spring comes around. Designed by Eric Magnussen for Stelton Dimensions: 11.8″ H x 4.1″ Dia. Materials: stainless steel with metal coating, glass filler Year: 2013 Made in: China Available from…
  • NeighBirds Birdhouse

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    There’s never a bad time to put up a birdhouse, especially if that birdhouse is modular. A modular birdhouse? Yep, thanks to the hexagonal log shape of the NeighBirds Birdhouse, it can be paired with other units as your avian neighborhood grows. The soft polyester strap won’t damage your tree and stretches to accommodate more houses. Handmade from untreated pinewood and created by Andreu Carulla. Materials: Pine wood, Polyester Dimensions: 4.7″ x 5.4″ x 7.8″ or 120mm x 138mm x 200mm Available from Gessato, $49.00.
  • Blu Dot Sale

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    You know that Blu Dot is having their big sale, right? You can get 20% off all designs until November 9, so it’s worth checking out if you’re in need of a few furniture pieces that don’t cost an arm and a leg (and looks good too). A few quick links to some favorites below. Copper Real Good Chair, $299.00 $239.20 Bank Mink Velvet 96″ Sofa, $2,499.00 $1,999.20 Stash Desk, $399.00 $319.20 Nook Queen Bed, $1,499.00 $1,199.20 Scamp Large Table, $349.00 $279.20 Hot Mesh Chair, $129.00 $103.20 Strut S-Large Table, $1,399.00 $1,119.20 Sale lasts until November 9, 2014.
  • Tilt Cutting Boards

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    As we’re all well aware, there are many excellent cutting boards for us to choose from, and now we can add one more to the ever growing pile. Danish designer Tobias Tøstesen has created the Tilt Cutting Board for Menu, and it has an angled side to let it lean steadily against a wall for storage. Its asymmetry adds further to its aesthetic; rounded and straight lines set it apart from the usual (now boring?) rectangle. Oil-treated solid oak, with a choice of 3 useful sizes.
  • Superior Labor’s Brass Clipboard

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    If you owned a brass clipboard, you and your to-do list would feel appropriately important. Plus, when you checked off completed items, you could congratulate yourself while also admiring the slight patina the brass surface acquires over time. Sized for letter size (or A4) paper, this clipboard is made in the Superior Labor’s southern Okayama workshop in Japan. Designed and Made By: Superior Labor in Japan Materials: brass Dimension: H 9″ x W13.5″ (perfect for letter size or A4 size paper) Available from Baum-kuchen, $80.00.
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  • Roll With it: Stylish Laser Cut Wood and Leather Handbag

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Dubbed a "technical bag" by its designers, Plaat is an elegant bag constructed of laser cut wood and lined in leather. The cut wood is flexible and easily rolls up into a stylish carryall. Plaat was created by design duo Qoowl, consisting of Quinten Peuling and Wisse Trooster, and in cooperation with menswear designer Dewi Bekker. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Cinnamon Roll House Wraps Steel Plane in a Wood Frame Knit Leather & Wood Contemporary Lounge Chair Design Leather Furniture Collection Upcycled from Used Suitcases Vintage Leather…
  • Waste Not: Trash Marble Turned Into 6 Beautiful Home Objects

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Any type of manufacturing results in waste - sometimes shocking amounts of it. When designers Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti decided to see what they could make from "waste" marble tiles, they came up with some exceptional objects. The 40cm X 40cm square tiles of Carrara marble were discarded but still usable. Using a water jet cutter, the design duo cut the squares into shapes that fit together easily to form elegant objects. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Real Decommissioned Weapons Turned Into Home Objects From Waste to Wonderful: Lovely…
  • Twin Volume Home Surrounds Connecting Glass Enclosure

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As you walk along a steep, narrow street in a quiet area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, away from the train station and toward the sea, a peculiar and lovely home comes into view. It is the Home in Gokurakuji, designed by architect Naoya Kawabe. The home was built in an area where the road appears to be cut into the hillside. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:
  • Modular Writer’s House Slices Open for Maximum Adaptability

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Offices can feel cold and impersonal, not exactly offering the comfortable surroundings that are most conducive to creative thought. For a writer working in a large theater complex, having a space that feels cozier and far more personalized - like a tiny house within the workplace - can make all the difference in productivity. Dutch author Marcel Osterop is the lucky recipient of 'Writer's House,' a compact modular office by designer Dave Keune that fits within a larger space at Eindhoven's Parktheater in the Netherlands. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob…
  • Rocking Room: Oversized Woven Chair Offers Group Relaxation

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Over a dozen people can easily all sit back, relax and rock back and forth at once in this massive group rocking chair built for public use at the 2014 Seattle Design Festival. 'Wover the Woven Rocker' illustrates the event's theme of 'design in motion' with a curved structure that sways with the movements of its occupants. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Wooden Rocking Chair + Rocker-Powered LED Lamp Design The Most Luxurious Hand-Woven Rug Money Cannot Buy Contemporary Rocking Lounger, Couch & Chair Collection Rolling Beats Rocking: Clever…
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  • Elegant and subtle Fall Decor

    Linda Merrill
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    I'll admit it - with the exception of Christmas (and sometimes not much then) I'm not one to do a lot of holiday or seasonal decorating. I have a friend who must have bins and bins of seasonal decorating items and she loves to get her house ready for each seasonal change as early as possible. I admire the effort and energy it takes, but it's just not my thing. And the seasonal Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving decorating is particularly not my thing. Too orange and brown I guess. It also seems that much of it is overdone with a lot of fakey fake fake items. Maybe it's because I don't have kids... I…
  • Famous Palaces depicted at Neiman Marcus' "Home for the Holidays" showrooms

    Linda Merrill
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Three of my favorite Boston designers were tapped to create holiday spaces based on famous castles for Neiman Marcus' "Home for the Holidays" event which kicks off their holiday season. Feels a little early, but that's the way of things these days! The event is done in conjunction with the Over My Shoulder Foundation which supports mentoring in the community. The showrooms will be open through January and are free to view. See the press release below for more info.Gerald Pomeroy of Gerald Pomeroy Interiors in his Balmoral Castle Room   Versailles Renaitre created by Paula Daher…
  • Big Congrats to the New England Design Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

    Linda Merrill
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Shown above: Christina Oliver, Susan Stacy, Dinyar Wadia, Rosemary Porto, Tref LaFleche, Douglas DickHuge congrats to the 2014 inductees to the New England Design Hall of Fame. This award was created to honor the work of professionals who have made a significant imprint on residential design in New England. Their body of work represents the pinnacle of design, and their impact often goes well beyond design projects. These people are mentors, advocates, and trailblazers in their respective fields.Douglas Dick and Treffle LaFleche, principals, LDa Architecture Interiors, Cambridge,…
  • Moody Blues

    Linda Merrill
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    I don't like blue rooms. I really don't. Except when I do. (Isn't that always the way?)Axel Vervoordtsource unknownSource unknownHackett Hollandpossibly Kettner's restaurant in LondonSource unknownMcAlpine Booth & Ferrier InteriorsMcAlpine Booth & Ferrier InteriorsLinks to these images hereExcept for the Kettner's restaurant image, what all these spaces have in common is a beautiful source of light. I think that the deep tones of the rooms really highlight the windows and spills of light that come in through the windows and doors. Without that balance, such deep dark spaces might tend…
  • Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E8, Both Sides Now

    Linda Merrill
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    "I've looked at love from both sides now..." as the song goes. This weeks 8th episode of Outlander marked the "mid-season finale" of Season 1, which won't return until April with eight more episodes covering Book 1 (also called Outlander) of the now eight book series. Starz has already announced their commitment to Season 2 (though I've heard they've only committed to twelve episodes). Season 2 will cover the second book in the series. There was a great hue and cry in the fandom when it was announced we'd be waiting until April 2015 for the remainder of Season 1. It does seem a long wait and…
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    Decorating Diva

  • 3 Bedroom Design Looks Inspired by Iconic Scandinavian Minimalism

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    First thoughts when you think of Scandinavian minimalist design? Do you immediately conjure a room resplendent in white, with sparse, very modern furnishings that embody...The post 3 Bedroom Design Looks Inspired by Iconic Scandinavian Minimalism appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Pop Color Fun: 9 by Novogratz Bedding & Decorative Pillow Collection

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Celebrated interior designers Cortney and Robert Novogratz have launched an affordable, contemporary and colorful, geometric patterned bedding, and decorative pillow collection for Walmart.  The 9...The post Pop Color Fun: 9 by Novogratz Bedding & Decorative Pillow Collection appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Thibaut’s Resort Collection: Fresh, Vibrant Colorful Decorative Fabric & Wallpaper

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I just love Thibaut’s Resort collection of distinctively designed wallpapers, fabrics and upholstered fine furniture pieces – all dressed up in delectable colors bursting with...The post Thibaut’s Resort Collection: Fresh, Vibrant Colorful Decorative Fabric & Wallpaper appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • Oscar de la Renta’s Exquisite Fabric Collection for Lee Jofa/Kravet

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Lee Jofa, a Kravet Fabric company, has announced that legendary and iconic haute couture designer, Oscar de la Renta has designed a second wallpaper and...The post Oscar de la Renta’s Exquisite Fabric Collection for Lee Jofa/Kravet appeared first on Decorating Diva.
  • IKEA Time Travelers: Memories of Tomorrow Today

    The Decorating Diva Blog &#38; Magazine
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Once again renowned hypnotist, and Broadway star Justin Tranz teams up with IKEA to offer us a funny and entertaining look into the future with...The post IKEA Time Travelers: Memories of Tomorrow Today appeared first on Decorating Diva.
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    Material Girls Blog

  • DIEM: Design Intersects Everything Made

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Looking forward to taking part in an Instagram takeover for the West Hollywood Design District this coming week, featuring a “Day in the life of”. In anticipation of the annual DIEM event taking place November 14th, I will be posting some of my favorite design finds as a supporter of the WeHo Design District. You can follow @WehoDesignDistrict ‪#‎DIEMevent‬ on Instagram on October 22nd.
  • The Langham, Chicago

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    On a recent trip to Chicago, I had the opportunity to stay at the newly opened The Langham, an exquisite luxury hotel located at 330 Wabash (home of a Mies van der Rohe designed building). I have been a fan of the architect since my days in design school. The landmark building is located in downtown Chicago adjacent to the river, 52 stories tall, and boasts over 300 guest rooms and suites. The second floor lobby (pictured above) is a testament to simple refined elegance. A sitting area in the lobby with floor to ceiling windows with a view toward the river and downtown buildings. A sculptural…
  • Off to High Point We Go!

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    After a whirlwind week speaking at the Fall Market Days at the D & D Building in NYC, it’s off to High Point Market! So hard to believe that it’s already that time of year again. I’m so excited to see what’s new from some of my favorite vendors, discover new vendors, and of course reconnect with all of my fabulous designer friends from around the country! It’s an action packed schedule as always! I’m thrilled to be speaking at the Antique & Design Center about my design aesthetic Modernique®, blending the old with the new, revealing the delight in…
  • Back to the Big Apple!

    7 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    I had the extreme pleasure of speaking at the Decoration & Design Building in NYC earlier this year about my design aesthetic Modernique, and I am SO honored and thrilled to returning to the D & D next week!! This time, it’s all about FASHION and INTERIOR DESIGN. Two of my fave things. As part of their Fall Market Days, I will be joined by amazing fashion designer Ralph Rucci and Barbara Bundy, VP Education at the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising for From the Runway to Residence, for a panel discussion exploring the intersection of fashion and interior…
  • Blog Tour California: It’s Coming!

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Welcoming another Modenus adventure, this one is not just a city, but an (almost) entire state: California! As a native of Southern California, I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome a group of international bloggers and designers. As an alumni of both Blog Tour London and Blog Tour NYC, along with taking part in hosting last year’s Blog Tour LA group, I am looking forward to meeting up and attending many of the events taking place here in LA in just the few days the group will be here, before they head up the coast for some amazing activities! Welcome Blog Tour California!
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  • Glamorous Pendant Lights from a French Designer

    Julie Carlson
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Moody and glamorous: We're coveting the entire lighting line from Parisian designer Philippe Daney (best of all, they're LEDs). Here are some examples: Above: The Twisted Glass Globe Lamp is €179 ($228.58) from Merci in Paris. Above: Daney was inspired by industrial trouble lights in his design for the Lamp Phy. Above: The Lamp Phy by Philippe Daney is €103.23 ($131.83) from La Redoute. Looking for more options? See our posts on Pendant Lighting, including 10 Glamorous Pendant Lights for Under $200. And for inspiration, browse the hundreds of Lighting picks in our Photo Gallery. More…
  • The Lovely Bones: A Stripped-Down Bistro in Paris

    Julie Carlson
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It's barely two years old, but neo-gastropub Bones, in Paris, has been called "furiously sceney" (Civilian Global), "testosterone-and-punk-rock fueled" (Diane, A Broad), and a place with "that elusive 'something's happening' vibe" (Lola Is Beauty). Located on a side street in Paris's 11th Arrondissement, Bones was an Irish pub before Australian-born chef James Henry came on the scene and excavated the space. Exposed pipes? Check. Stone walls? Check. Concrete floors and cracked original white tiles? Yes. The focus is on the food and the crowd and the music, and it all works. Photography via…
  • 10 Favorites: Spooky Black Pianos

    Izabella Simmons
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I vividly remember the day my father and I went to pick out my first piano. He found it in the Sunday classifieds: It was an old black upright in dire need of a tune-up—perfect for an eager six year-old. I played it constantly for the next 12 years, and it's still a fixture in my parents' house, where it stands dark and tall. There's definitely something mysterious about black uprights. Though they make less of a design statement than their grand counterparts, the humble vertical piano in the right surrounding strikes a moody, pleasingly haunted note. Take a look at these 10 examples, and…
  • Steal This Look: A Versatile Holiday Table Arrangement

    Alexa Hotz
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    We know we're not the only ones who notice the increasing advancement of the holiday season each year (I even saw Halloween decor seeping into stores this past July). At times it's as though the three tiers of holidays from October to December have melded into a never-ending retail loop. Which is probably why the idea of all-purpose holiday decor is so appealing, in particular to those short on time. Last year we took note of the pan-holiday dining room by Amsterdam-based design blogger Desiree Groenendal of Vosges Paris, who strung a simple, adaptable ornament bar over her table.
  • Dark Wood: Shou Sugi Ban Torched Lumber

    Margot Guralnick
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Repeat after us: shou sugi ban. Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese method involves torching your building materials. The results are long lived and hauntingly beautiful. And the good news is that charred wood is now widely available for domestic use.   Above: US lumber retailers of late have begun to specialize in shou sugi ban. Shown here, a sampling of the shou sugi ban finishes offered by Delta Millworks, in Texas, which focuses solely on burned woods and works directly with private…
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    Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time

  • Buy or DIY: 10 Wonderful Wall Hangings

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    If there was just one decade that I could choose to borrow from it would be the 70s. An abundance of plants, brass, and the arts and crafts movement made for a rich, textured approach that feels lived in. One of my favorite trends to have a resurgence is wall hangings. Here are a few of our favorite versions that you can buy or DIY. READ MORE »
  • The French Style Formula: Surprisingly Easy Advice For a Chic, Inspired Life

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you've perfected your pout, embraced ennui and bought plenty of Breton but still haven't quite mastered the effortless French formula then we can help. What's the secret to that covetable, easy style? It's simpler than you think. READ MORE »
  • West Hollywood Design District Hosts Retrospective Exhibit — Design News

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    West Hollywood has a rich design history, and it's getting its own retrospective. Decades of Design, the first ever exhibit celebrating the mecca of style, will showcase work from 1948 to the present. The exhibit will run from November 19 through February 2015. READ MORE »
  • Before & After: A Dining Room Goes From Crimson to Gargoyle Shadow

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    We recently moved into our new (very old) home and the dining room was the only room in the house that was not covered in wallpaper from the 1980s. I couldn't seem to work up the motivation to start the long and arduous process of ripping everything off the walls in the rest of the house, so I decided to tackle a room that would be easy, quick, and instantly gratifying to help me get going. READ MORE »
  • Beautiful Bedrooms: 15 Paint Colors to Consider for Winter 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Lauren and Chad's Vintage Comfort Paint color: Benjamin Moore Silver Fox The bedroom is the most private room in the home and it's a room just for you to enjoy. Even if you shy away from paint elsewhere, feel free to express yourself in your bedroom with color and create your perfect sanctuary. Not sure which direction to go? Here are 15 beautiful bedrooms to inspire you - complete with paint colors in case you find something you love. READ MORE »
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Blu Dot Sale! Save 20% Through November 9th
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    It’s that time of year — Blu Dot is 20% off now through November 9, 2014! If you’re not familiar with Blu Dot, chances are you’ve seen their work around and just didn’t know it. Two best friends, John Christakos and Maurice Blanks founded the Minnesota company in 1997 and it has taken the design world by storm ever since. Founded on the simple concept that Good Design Is Good, creating pieces that are practical and just plain cool. If you haven’t checked them out, Blu Dot is one of the best companies to follow on Pinterest, as they apply their discerning eyes…
  • Sale! 15% on Fantastic Modern Lighting
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    It’s time for big sales at Design Public. We’ve decided that fall is a great time to help you feather your nests for the coming cold months. It’s getting darker earlier and earlier, so one big area where we’re saving you money is lighting. Take 15% off the following brands now through October 31, 2014. Produzione Privata’s Italian mouth-blown glass light fixtures are glowing works of contemporary art. Shop all Produzione Privata Cerno’s unique contemporary lights are just the right fit for those with modern tastes. Linen shades provide crisp contrast to…
  • Contest Time! Win a Beautiful OSIDEA Fortune Cookie Stool
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Hey All! We’re giving away a fantastic prize, an OSIDEA Fortune Cookie Stool. Elegantly molded plywood forms this beautiful piece, inspired by the shape of, yup, you guessed it, a fortune cookie. Designed by Po Shun Leong, the stool functions as a sculptural extra seat. So, here’s all you have to do to win one; we promise, it’s quick and painless: 1) Repost this photo to Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook 2) Tag @designpublic 3) Tag #DESIGNPUBLICPHOTOCONTEST1 The fine print: No purchase necessary. Each post counts as an entry into random drawing (contest ends 10/13/2014).
  • Last Chance to Save on Loll Designs

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    There are just two days left to save 15% on Loll Designs. So if you’re ready to get your porch, patio, deck or the rest of your yard ready for enjoying the crisp fall air and s’more time, scoop up sturdy and colorful comfy outdoor chairs, tables, planters, benches, kiddo rockers, modern Adirondack chairs, a fire ring and more with some great savings! The sale ends September 30, 2014. Shop all Loll and save 15%!
  • Designer Interview: Meet Bend Good’s Founder, Gaurav Nanda

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    About as soon as Bend Good’s Lucy Chair rolled out into the marketplace, it became a contemporary icon. Artistically sculptural in shape with nods to iconic mid-century designs and a look to the future, the chair attracted architects and interior designers in droves. While it makes a statement indoors, it’s also built to stand up to the elements outside. Best of all, Bend Good’s products are built with sustainability at the forefront of their priorities, and using them contributes toward LEED certification. Today we’re having a chat with Gaurav Nanda, the founder of…
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    Home Design Find

  • Design Dilemma: Stylish Home Offices

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Modern Home Office by Santa Monica Photographers Izumi Tanaka Photography Remember the days in which the home office was that barren little room off the garage that got very little love? There was the leatherbound encyclopedia set ensconced in a laminate bookcase, complete with a matching laminate desk and a battered office chair? Occasionally, you’d catch the scent of motor oil. Well, today’s home office has come a ways from those days. In part, that’s because technology today is light and lean, allowing us to transform any corner of our homes into an office with ease.
  • Playa Vida Residence by Casis Architects Meets Unusual Brief

    Susan Kraemer
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    In Panama, Casis Architects have built four residences in the Playa Vida Residences to meet an unusual requirement. They must have timeless beauty. So the architects work from the theory of “La Idea Construida” of the Spanish architect Alberto Camplo Baeza, who exemplifies eternal beauty in architecture by taking light seriously as a construction element. Luxury and elegance is explored throughout in the simplest of spaces, all beautifully lit. The architects paint with light. Direct unfiltered daylight is seen through a frame that itself diffuses light bathing it from the side. The…
  • Gorgeous Tree House Hideout Above the Costa Rica Jungle

    Susan Kraemer
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture creates a tree house effect for a family home perched above the Costa Rica rainforest. To access the glorious ocean views, the home is perched high above the tree canopy. On the steep site, this sort of pole construction barely disturbs the forest floor, which was important to the client and the architect. The resulting design has a wonderful Swiss Family Robinson appeal – it is more like a secret tree house hideout than a family home. This treetop hideout quality is emphasized by the steeply angled supporting columns and angled-up roofs. Both…
  • Style and Balance – and Surprise – in Miami Villa Fendi

    Susan Kraemer
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    In 2013, Villa Fendi sold for $14 million, breaking a record for the Venetian Islands. The sedately beautiful house was designed by rGlobe for the grandson of the founders of Fendi, the Italian fashion house. The garden side of the house faces the ocean, here suggested by a view through to the pool. The huge glass case above the garages has a surprising purpose. It serves as both entry (via elevator) and – in front – an occasional guest bedroom. So it is a curiously exposed room to be a guest bedroom. To get to the main part of the house, one steps out into the open air. This…
  • Design Dilemma: Easy to Clean

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Eclectic Kitchen by Philadelphia Media & Bloggers Colleen Brett When you’re picking out that new couch, floor or kitchen countertop, do you ever stop to ask yourself: hey, wait, how easy is this to keep clean? If you don’t, you should, because the ability to keep a spic and span home will not only lift your spirits on a daily basis, (when you get to come home to a clean home), but it will also extend the life of your furniture and finishings. And the easier it is to keep your home clean, the less time you’ll have to spend cleaning! So you see, it’s worth some…
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  • Ready for class

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Who's ready for class?  The Art of Visual Storytelling class to be exact! Taught by our very own Irene Hoofs, this class is all about creating beautiful content - how to do it and how you can do it yourself! One part theory and one part practical this class also includes learning the basics of Adobe Photoshop. It may sound daunting if you have never tried it yourself but we promise once you try it for yourself and with our guidance, you will love it. And with these new skills we know you'll be very excited to create more and more of your own content. Have a look (below) at the nifty…
  • Ontwerpduo at Dutch Design Week

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Let's jump right into the new week with Ontwerpduo's latest Loena lattern! Beautiful new product being exhibited in Dutch Design Week along with their other designs. They have captured the magic of light in this lamp that stays lighted for up to 8 hours after all other lights have been turned off. Great dim lighting for a night light. Truly magical!  For a little piece of Ontwerpduo, the Bloesem shop also carries their line of "Unstationary". All images found via Ontwerpduo Facebook. .. Ontwerpduo..Ontwerpduo Stationery 
  • Some links for the weekend

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    A whole new look for the Bloesem online shop... have you seen all the new things in store? Sign up for our newsletter to get the lastest scoop. Pictured: Bookhou storage cloth boxes; Design book: What's cooking in Belgium. A dream weaver - best of a dream catcher and weaving Seen so many instagram accounts with hand lettering.. try it yourself with this starter kit. Natalie's macrame and weaving classes went off without a hitch, look at these beautiful macrame planters the students made.. Making ice cream at home even without an ice cream maker.. it's possible and it…
  • Otherist

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    The Otherist in Amsterdam reminds us of an old school apothecary, a place you'll be able to find all kinds of interesting and unexpected items. With a focus on unique and handmade pieces, the store gives a sense of treasure hunting where you'll never expect to find items you can add to your own collection. Definitely a spot worth dropping by if you are in the vicinity. .. The Otherist 
  • Dutch Design Week 2014

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:17 pm
    The most import design event in the Netherlands is happening :  The Dutch Design Week 2014 will be happening in Eindhoven city, throughout the city there are design locations, also known as expo galleries. Just a break down of this iconic event: There will be 3 design areas,  80 locations, 400 events, countless exhibitions, workshops, seminars, food and parties. Sounds like a design enthusiast's dream.. unfortunately we can't attend this year but.. If Bloesem were there we would visit ...   1. Poselein+ - A new take on old materials and techniques. 2. REM40 Expo - remembering…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Ama Light Installaton by Michael Anastassiades and FLOS (2Modern)
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    A recent collaboration between the London-based Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades and Italian lighting company FLOS yielded a ravishing light installation at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Ama—a poetically beautiful art piece comprised of opaline spheres, and arranged in a circle uncannily resembling a giant string of pearls—was conceived by the designer as an homage to the Ama women of Japan, who, in a tradition dating back 2,000 years, plumbed the ocean’s depths in search of watery treasures, including pearls. Residing within Ama’s twenty…
  • Blu Dot Sale: Save 20% Oct 18 – Nov 9 (2Modern)
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Blu Dot, already well-known for its smart, well crafted, and accessibly-priced range of modern furniture, lighting, storage solutions, and decorative home products, is now on sale at a whopping 20% off. Beginning today, and continuing through November 9th, save on Blu Dot’s collection of tailored modern sofas, streamlined modern desks, inventive chairs, and a well-curated selection of modern home accessories—all for the taking at deeply discounted prices. Is there a more design-savvy way to kick off the weekend? Shop the Blue Dot sale here >
  • Adjustable Table Trestle by Mark Braun Studio (2Modern)
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Germany’s Mark Braun Studio has created a table trestle for German brand Thonet that can support a tabletop whether used as a single element or in a paired configuration. The m01 Trestle has a unique tubular steel profile consisting of 3 legs and two distinctive non-parallel horizontal bars that echo the frame of a bicycle. Adjustable to a range of heights (up to 33 inches) the elegantly linear design is amenable to myriad tabletop uses, and designed to accommodate tabletops spanning 31-62 inches in length. Five color choices—black, white, red, dark green, and mint—lend…
  • Philippe Starck’s Prefab PATH House Is Completed (2Modern)
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    An eco-sensitive pre fabricated house designed by Philippe Starck—which made the trade show rounds in 2013—has been fully constructed on the outskirts of Paris. PATH (Prefabricated Accessible Technology Homes), the acronym assigned this prototype, brings to life Stark’s dream of a “deeply modern” and environmentally responsible prefabricated house, one that can conceivably be ready for shipping in 6 months, and requiring no more than 2 weeks for onsite construction. A collaboration with Slovenian engineering firm Riko and a team of French ‘green’…
  • Last Day to Save on Axo Light, Cerno, LZF, Marset (2Modern)
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Our October Lighting Sales last through the end of the month, but today presents a final opportunity to save on a select number of brands. Discounts on Axo Light, Cerno, LZF, and Marset conclude today, so take advantage of reduced prices on modern lighting designs by these stellar international brands. Shop our entire collection of pendant lighting, task lights, sconces and floor lamps, currently on sale, here >
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    Landfair on Furniture

  • New From Uttermost

    Michael Landfair
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
      Ardusin, Hobby Cupboard Furniture Collection By Uttermost Cat: 25589Size: 47" w x 15" d x 34" h;
  • Staci Byers: Selling Your House Quickly and Profitably

    Michael Landfair
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    You can learn a lot about selling your house by having lunch with a woman whose specialty is home staging. I had that opportunity recently when Staci Byers agreed to an interview. Staci Byers owns Ready to Sell PDX and operates her home staging business in the greater Portland/Vancouver area.Staci, why do homeowners and realtors call you?Staci: They both call for the same reason – there is a home about to go on the market and they want to make sure it is well presented to ensure a quick sale and the highest price the market can support.What’s the first step?Staci: An on-site consultation…
  • Prepare Your Home for Darker Nights

    Michael Landfair
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
     Mike writes a poem and suggests ways to chase away the night this fall and winter season at FabNest.
  • Just Three Two Last Day!

    Michael Landfair
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Turns out that Jennifer Adams has a nice feel for the pulse of America. Now she graduates to television. I’m sure that America will continue to like her warm and breezy approach to in home design.You can make your own connection with Jennifer. Join her VIP Club which rewards you for doing what you already do - watching videos on home improvement, decorating tips, do-it-yourself projects, and more. Plus by joining you will be entered into the Wish You Were Here Sweepstakes!Should you win, you will receive 3 days and 4 nights at the world renowned L'Auberge Hotel in Jennifer's rehabilitated…
  • 12 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am

    Michael Landfair
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    Room of the Day: Adding Comfort and Style to a New Jersey Family Room
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    Things That Inspire

  • Favorite architectural feature: Porte cochere

    Things That Inspire
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    An architectural feature that I see occasionally in Atlanta is a porte cochere, and whenever I do, I always take note.  According to wikipedia, “a porte-cochère is a porch- or portico-like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building through which a horse and carriage (or motor vehicle) can pass in order for the occupants to alight under cover, protected from the weather.  The
  • Benches and daybeds in living rooms

    Things That Inspire
    4 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I was looking for a picture on Pinterest this week, and noticed that I had quite a few pictures of living rooms with benches and daybeds in them (and the occasional chaise).  Not just a bench against a wall, but a bench or daybed as a counterpoint to a sofa, something that is designed to be used as a key piece of seating. This is the first time I really tuned into using a bench as a key
  • Vignettes from England

    Things That Inspire
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Thank you for the many, many emails inquiring about my well being and asking when I am going to start writing my blog again!  First let me say that all is well here.  Life just got busy, and I got out of the regular habit of writing blog posts.  I wasn’t planning on taking so much time off – I ended up taking the entire summer off (technically today is the last day of summer, so one post for the
  • Entry gates

    Things That Inspire
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:21 am
    As I was walking my dog yesterday, and posting a few pictures on instagram, I realized that I take quite a few pictures of entry gates!  Gates are a common feature on many of the large (1 acre plus) lots in Buckhead, and the style of the entry gates often reflect the style of the architecture.  Here are some pictures of well done entry gates from my walks over the past few months. When
  • Top pins of the month

    Things That Inspire
    8 May 2014 | 6:09 am
    I’m a bit late with the top pins of the month post, but as usual there are some wonderful images in this collection – architecture, landscape, interior design, recipes, and great ideas.  I think you will enjoy them!  This month, there are 18 images that made the cut. The original source is identified wherever possible. If you know the source of an unidentified image, please leave a comment and
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  • Schuyler Sampteron–Before and After

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:25 pm
      I was so thrilled when Los Angeles interior designer Schuyler Samperton recently contacted me about showing one of her projects that had never been published.  I know how that is – you work so hard on a project, pay a fortune for beautiful photographs to be taken and then for one reason or another (usually the client’s privacy) the house is never shown to the public.   This particular house is located in the Pacific Palisades – right next to the Rivas Canyon Park.  The family came to Samperton and Choate Architects with a plan to add a large guest house/pool…
  • Surprise! It’s A New Segreto!!

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
      I am THRILLED to introduce Leslie Sinclair’s newest book – “Segreto Style!!” Leslie is the owner of Segreto Finishes, the Houston based company that specializes in custom paint finishes for walls, cabinetry,  floors – and furniture.  Just a few years ago, Leslie branched out and wrote her first book,  “Segreto Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors,” which has been my favorite design  book.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used that book when looking for inspiration.   Leslie’s First Book Cover     And, here is the…
  • Reading Idea For Today: Antique Shops & Designers

    7 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    My own photograph of Donna Gray’s living room.A few months ago, I took photographs of The Gray Door’s Donna Brown’s townhouse above her shop HERE. Now, I’m not a great photographer.  Everything I know about cameras I learned from tutorials on the internet and that is not saying a lot.  For a while I thought that the better, more expensive the camera – the better, more professional my photographs would look.  But – that isn’t the case.  There’s a reason why magazines and interior designers hire professional photographers to take pictures of houses...their…
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  • Fall Flower Pumpkins

    Jane F
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    A trio of brightly colored flower pumpkins make a vibrant centerpiece for fall holidays. The holiday decorating season officially kicks off at the end of the month and this year a delightful photo of fall flower pumpkins crossed my desk.  The work of floral designer Alix Astir, of Trellis Fine Florals, in New York City, the photo [top] showed a trio of faux pumpkins made entirely of different colored mums. Chrysanthemums are on every doorstep this year and their bright hues accent the autumn leaves that have been falling for the past few weeks. I saw this as my chance to bring them indoors…
  • Contemporary Ranch Kitchens

    Jane F
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Those of us who live east of the Mississippi don’t see many contemporary ranch kitchens these days. I adore the tongue-cheek style of the log cabin kitchen in the Designer Log Cabin. And I’m a huge fan of Weathered Wood Kitchen Islands. So was quite taken by the full-on wood looks of these contemporary ranch kitchens in upscale Wyoming and Montana ranch houses. Well equipped, but casual, they fit the definition of rustic in very special ways. Best of all, there isn’t a white cabinet in the bunch! I have a special affection for light wood and yellow kitchens.… Continue ReadingThe…
  • Architectural Museum Garden

    Jane F
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Views of an architectural museum garden designed by a 20th century contemporary artist. My passion for gardens was ignited last week with a visit to the DIA Art Foundation. A boutique modern art museum in New York’s Hudson Valley, DIA  Beacon opened in 2003 in a 300,000 square foot former Nabisco box printing factory overlooking the Hudson River. An architectural museum garden is relatively rare — especially one designed by an artist whose work is featured in that museum. But the commission went to Robert Irwin, a Los Angeles artist who I happened to know during my time as an art student…
  • Attic Guest Rooms

    Jane F
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Pattern can be key to creating a charming attic guest rooms in old or new houses. Full-story attics, in old houses, often housed storage rooms or servants’ quarters where slanting ceilings and small windows weren’t considerations. Those bedrooms were principally occupied at night. Over the last fifty years, many top-floor spaces have been modernized and converted into usable room of various types. Chief among these, I’m finding, are attic guest rooms where architectural quirks are often diminished or neutralized by introducing pattern on the walls. Most often, pattern is provided by…
  • Shocking Pink Rooms

    Jane F
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Hot or shocking pink is one of those colors that’s been more associated with fashion than home decor. A high voltage, sometimes neon hue in the blue-red family, hot pink became shocking after fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli called her signature perfume “Shocking” in 1936 and marketed it as a signature color. Of course, hot pink has been in the Indian palette for eons and it appears on building exteriors there, as well as other tropical countries. Shocking pink rooms are a different matter. Even for pink lovers it isn’t an especially easy wall color. Children love it so there’s an…
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    Young House Love

  • The Time Of Our Lives

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Update: Aaaand less than 12 hours later we’re back with an update on the bottom of the post for ya. Smooth, right? Hey there! Long time no see. The break has been great. Admittedly a little weird, but really reinvigorating. So we’re immensely thankful not only for your support and kind comments, but also for helping put words to some of the things that we had been feeling for some time. And while the last month hasn’t been enough time to fill in all of the blanks about our future (heck, when are life’s blanks ever clearly filled in?) it has made one thing pretty…
  • Feeeeeelings

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

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

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

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

  • How to Make a No-Sew Spiderweb Poncho

    Abigail Sawyer
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Short on time and money this Halloween? Grab some fun Halloween fabric, a little sequin trim and make a charming spiderweb poncho. Thanks to crazy discounts on seasonal fabric right now, Patricia pulled this DIY Halloween costume together in 5 minutes and only spent $5! What You Need: 2 Yards Mesh or Lace Fabric (We used this and this) Low Temp Hot Glue Gun Sharp scissors 74 feet Sequin Trim Silicone Work Mat Measuring Tape How to Make a No-Sew Spiderweb Poncho 1. Keep fabric folded in half long ways. Hold along the fold and measure fingertip length. Cut off excess. 2. Measure from…
  • Nursery Blackout Shades Mean Extra Sleep for Mom

    Abigail Sawyer
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Moms are sleep deprived enough with 4 am feedings interrupting their nights. The last thing they need is the sun cutting nap time short or waking up babies WAY too early. New mom Shannon, who writes at Sweet Stellas, said enough is enough and went searching for some blackout shades for the nursery. Shannon Says: “Thankfully, with the Blackout Cellular Shades in Bark, those five more minutes of peace and quiet are becoming a reality.” Because these shades were going in a nursery, choosing something safer for kids was important to Shannon. She added on a cordless lift…
  • How You Like Me Now? New Blog Design!

    Abigail Sawyer
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Thanks to our fabulous designers, the blog just got a facelift. What do you think? Before: After: It’s amazing what fresh fonts and clean design can do. We’re having so much fun playing around with all the new layouts optionds, so look out for lots of fun post coming your way. We especially love the new tiled image and slider functions for the home page. See them in action in our posts, Meet Rowhouse Showdown Winners Josh + Geoff and 8 Things We Love from Oh Joy! for Target. Tell Us What You Think In The Comments!
  • Mid Century Family Home Gets Sleek Window Look with Solar Shades

    Abigail Sawyer
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Every Mid Century lover dreams of a home with sleek floor to ceiling windows. Ruthy, who writes at Discovery Street, found just such a home in the Pacific Nothwest. She and her husband have been lovingly restoring the “straight-out-of-mad-men” space with shiplap walls, angular accents and amazing windows. Oh, the windows! But with unique windows come unique challenges. Ruthy Says: “We bought our house in the winter, and in the Pacific Northwest, you can count on gray skies and darkness by 4pm. Having these windows allowed as much light as possible to pour into our home,…
  • Throwing Your Best Halloween Party Yet

    Rachel Sloan
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    For kids Halloween generally revolves around candy, for adults, friends and a good time. Halloween parties are a great way to get people together and celebrate more than walking kids around the block for an hour. But there are just a few must-haves that cannot be forgotten. Decorating for one night can be a hassle but we found secrets that simplify the process and give equal results. Spooky window decorations work double time as indoor and outdoor décor and are effective for both daylight and nighttime (so long as you’re home). All this look requires is some black contact paper, scissors,…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Jacquelyn Clark’s Simply Chic Home Office {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us: I use the term office loosely as it’s really just a small corner of our condo. But it’s my corner, and I love every last inch. We’re lucky in that our condo faces south, which means that it’s flooded with light all day long. It makes toiling away at my desk... View full post > Related posts: Daria’s Simply Chic Home Office Remix Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Tim Mosher’s Masculine Chic Home Office Space {Office Tour}
  • Transformation Series: Making Our Walls Pop With Custom Prints From

    Sarah Weiner
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Just when we thought that the WORK. office space couldn’t look any better, proved us wrong. We are in LOVE with our new custom prints. Transforming the accent wall of the space, these prints make our workspace come to life. I can’t help but admit that I get a little excited every time I... View full post > Related posts: Say “Hello” to our newest prints! Office Transformation Series: The Poppin. Effect Office Transformation Series: Raising The Roof With Ceilume
  • Cathleen Cantrell’s Sweet and Cozy Home Office {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    All photos courtesy of Kimberly Chau photography.   Describe your office space to us:  My “office” so to speak, is one of my favorite spots in my home. It’s the perfect mix of sleek and feminine. I love that I’m able to feel lovely yet “make it happen” without being too distracted with the pretty.... View full post > Related posts: Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Sabrina’s Bright, Cozy and a Dash of Glam Home Office Holly Nichols’ Art-Worthy Home Office {Office Tour}
  • Adding Glam to your Workspace-One Desk, Three Ways.

    Sarah Weiner
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    This week in one of the private office’s at WORK. I had some fun styling the white desk a few different ways: shabby glam chic, tuxedo glamour and dazzling purple. Although a white desk may seem overwhelming, it is the perfect blank canvas. In an office space, YOU have the creative freedom to express your personal... View full post > Related posts: Perfectly Styled—Gold + Glam Workspace Get Glam at Work: Accessories + Office Supplies for a Pop of Glamour High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this Glam Cottage Workspace
  • Ask The Office Stylist: Paint Color Dilemma

    Sarah Weiner
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    This week, I received a great question from a reader about paint colors in an office space. Karin asks: “I am renovating my office space and I am stuck in choosing paint colors. What’s the current paint color obsession for today in terms of office? I love chic interiors.” Don’t Fret.  It’s easy to get stuck when trying to... View full post > Related posts: 3 Colors to Paint Your Office if You’re Afraid of Color Office Style Tip of the Week: Step 2. Color & Conquer Poll Results: “What Color Would you Paint your Office?”
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    21 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    This is a photo of my best of friend AM on her wedding day years ago...wearing a dress designed by the icon Oscar de la Renta. She looked beautiful that day. Happy in love and dazzling in a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    21 Perry Street - a West Village home decorated by reputed NYC interior designer Steven Gambrel is now on the market for $13.8 million dollars. 5 bedrooms, 6 baths on 4 floors...this townhouse also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Things are starting to get just a little cooler here in Los now I can start thinking about fall style and fashion.  When it comes to fall and winter...I am all about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Celerie Kemble for Mirth Studio wood floor tiles (above) Earlier this year I was so thrilled to announce that I was collaborating on a line of painted wood floor tiles with the innovative and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    What a wonderful family room in just the right shades of gray and touches of rust.  I like this room.  Soothing to the eye.  Lots of seating in the form of nailhead trim... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Your Shortcut To A More Profitable & Passion-Filled Interior Design Business

  • Potential Clients Right Under Your Nose

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    By Maria Bayer DSU’s Authentic Sales Coach This week I met a friend of mine who’s an interior designer to play tennis. When she arrived she apologized that she had taken a while to get back to me because she was swamped with work. You heard me right. She’s got more work than she can handle. When I asked her where she [...]
  • Something New To Sink Your Teeth Into

    4 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching for DSU How would you like to have a new marketing tool that would expand your marketing efforts — without adding any additional funds to your marketing budget? If that appeals to you, then take a tour of Alignable, a marketing tool launched just one year ago. The goal of Alignable’s founders was to create [...]
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    Simplified Bee

  • Design Crush :: Velvet Sofas

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    As the cooler weather roles in I find myself gravitating to certain textiles. One in particular is velvet. Love this soft, textured fabric on sofas in particular. I’ve pulled a few of my favorite interiors featuring velvet sofas and as you will see the textile look great in just about any color and style. Known for mixing modern and vintage elements, Catherine Kwong selects a sofa in a deep marine blue velvet for urban living room. The tufting is beautifully executed and allows the velvet to shimmer. If you like this look, check out West Elm’s Chester Sofa (disclosure: affiliate…
  • Lulu & Georgia Giveaway and Bathroom Styling

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Our new bathroom still needed a little styling especially one wall above the toilet. I teamed up with Lulu & Georgia for some super chic decor items for the space. I instantly fell in love with a photograph of a beautiful cactus plant. The gray tones and organic pattern look amazing with the marble tile. Love it! I also spotted the Retrograd Vase and liked it’s mid-century modern vibe. I filled it with succulents from my garden for a pop of color. To finish out the look, I selected a three wick candle housed in a timeless tin with a metallic knob. The cedar with scent with hints…
  • Friday Find :: Schumacher 125th Anniversary

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Schumacher turns 125! In celebration, the legendary American textile company is pulling from its archives some of its most iconic patterns and reinterpreting them for today. Schumacher’s 125th Anniversary collection consists of a wide variety of patterns that span different influences, periods, and styles. It’s fabulous and I can’t pick a favorite, but have narrowed a few to share for this week’s Friday Find: Citrus Garden – Based on an archival botanical pattern that acclaimed midcentury architect Josef Frank designed for the house in 1947 Valkyrie Flame Stitch…
  • Halloween Decoration Ideas

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Holy cow, Halloween is almost here and I’m behind the eight ball! My kids have been pointing out some of the homes in the neighborhood that have already decorated for the spooky holiday and asking when we will decorate our own home. This weekend I tell them knowing that I’ll have to keep my promise. So to get me and many of you inspired and motivated for Halloween decorating, I’ve pulled several of my most popular images from my Halloween Pinterest board to share. Love this spooky fireplace mantel created by The Design Daredevil. She keeps to a black and white color palette…
  • $500 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway by Extra Space Storage

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Downsizing yet, not wanting to part with family keepsakes and furniture? Overflowing with must keep documents or books? Simply in transition and need temporary storage? Whatever the reason, extra storage space is often times a necessity in getting organized. However, handing over your precious collections, heirloom furniture and cherished books to just any storage company can be a costly mistake. That’s why I was thrilled to learn about Extra Space Storage and how they pride themselves at being the best in four different areas – customer service, cleanliness, convenience and…
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    lookslikewhite Blog

  • Inspiration in White: Green!!

    Trudy Crane
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    I am loving some of the green touches I am seeing these days. Green is a hard colour and can go wrong rather easily...a bit like red...but when it is the right shade of green it is fantastic. Check out these gorgeous greens used in just about every room in the house and some not in the house at all.... Enjoy! Trudy xx   via: Found on, Found on, Found on, Found on, Found on,  Found on, Found on  
  • Brights and White

    Trudy Crane
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Pretty pops of colour in this compact apartment. Black glass backsplash in the kitchen provides great reflection along with the modern white cabinets. A great wall of closets behind the bed are a wonderful decorative element in the room as well. The apartment is for sale on Husman Hagberg if you are interested...another great real estate website. Enjoy! Trudy xx via Husman Hagberg
  • Pins of the Week: Rustic Kitchens

    Trudy Crane
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Now, it's hard not to love a rustic style kitchen. These have all the best elements of rustic style......wood, brick, rustic lighting, vintage accessories and even more. I love the wood on the ceiling in the first photo! Looks amazing with the subway tile don't you think! Have a great weekend! Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Found on, Architectural Digest, Found on, Found on, Found on
  • From Vintage to Modern

    Trudy Crane
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    This house from Domino Magazine has it all from vintage to modern and yet it still works. Very eclectic with a modern tufted sofa and an antique gateleg table in the same room. Super modern sconces in the living room with a shabby style chandelier in the bedroom, yet they both feel like they fit well. I really love the kitchen with the great wallpaper and all of the gold touches. There is so much texture in this home, from the sheepskin throws to the cowhide settee and the amazing variety of rugs and cushions. Very well done.. Photos by:BRITTANY AMBRIDGE Linking with Savvy Southern…
  • Black and White Modern

    Trudy Crane
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    A very chic, modern home from Est Magazine that is completely done in black, white and grey. I love the use of the black tile on the wall in the kitchen and in the bathroom...and the back stove as nice. Well it is the start of a new week! Hope you all had a great long weekend and for those of you in Canada that celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope you had a lovely day with family and friends. Photos: Greg Cox Linkin With Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home, A Delightsome Life, The Dedicated House, Enjoy! Trudy xx via: Est Magazine photos:…
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    BLOG - Franki Durbin

  • Destinations: Escape to the Isle of Capri...

    franki durbin
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    There's no question that Capri is one of the world's most magical places. On your first visit it will seem as though you are in a dream state, walking through a delicious creation of your unbridled subconscious imagination. Impossibly, this picturesque island paradise does indeed exist. Blooming bougainvillea climb stone walls with perfect patina. Endless views of the azure horizon abound. Boats of all sizes and pedigrees rock back and forth in the port. Lemon groves taunt you with their lively scent and the promise of zesty creations they generously produce. Everyone you encounter is happy,…
  • Current Obsession: The Flared Mini...

    franki durbin
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    There's something about this flouncy shape that every pair of great legs is sporting lately. It's a carryover from the summer trend, but I am thinking it is even more appealing for fall. Your arms are wrapped up by sweaters & blouses yet the legs are exposed. Tres chic!While black is on every blog around, this newer iteration of the aforementioned skirt in the most delicious shade of beige grabbed my attention. This and a few other bargainista-friendly favorites of the flirty variety are showcased below. Will you stick to tradition and go for black or branch out and rock a leopard…
  • Current Obsession: On the Fringe (just a teensy little bit)...

    franki durbin
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    The truth: not a big fan of fringe on boots, bags or shoes. It's just not my thing. With rare exception, I find this trend to be too boho hippie for my taste. That said... I do love a little bit fringe here and there and I have a definite weakness for tassels. Yummy!Of course, as every Coachella babe knows, fringe can be sexy. The movement of the bits of leather or gold or fabric add a sexiness to a woman's body movements. It shimmies when you shake, and we can all get behind the idea of adding a bit more appeal to our look, right? So yes... I do totally get the love of adding a little sashay…
  • Personal Favorites: My Love Affair with NEST Fragrances...

    franki durbin
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    For most of us, scent is a key aspect of our sensory experience. I personally obsess over both personal fragrances and home aromas. Nailing the art of balance is key. One should provide enough scent for personal enjoyment but not be off-putting to others. And finding a fragrance that you love is such a deeply personal preference that I can't imagine someone else having control over that choice. Enter: Laura Slatkin, CEO and Founder of NEST fragrances. For those not familiar, this petite bombshell is a brand building powerhouse. Once a Wall Street businesswoman, today she is at the helm…
  • Current Obsession: Nude Lips...

    franki durbin
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Let's open with a confession: I'm not a lipstick girl. There, I said it. I'm all about the gloss. A drawer of dozens of glosses will confirm this obsession. However... the seriously talented Tom Ford has created a lip color so perfect, so fabulous, so marvelously whisper thin and moisturizing that I have to gush about it over and over again.If you've been looking for that "your lips only better" shade of nude, this is it. No zombie lips here. This is the perfect flushed nude with a hint (just a hint) of pinkish blush loaded with hydrating ingredients that makes you look healthy, glowing and…
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    Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

  • Unique Chandeliers Made Out Of Recycled Wine Bottles

    Simona Ganea
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Think about the simple and ever popular bottle of wine. What do you see? Is it a chandelier? Probably not and that’s too bad because wine bottle chandeliers are truly gorgeous and they add tons of character to any space they’re displayed in. So next time you have a glass of wine, save the bottle for a special project.Two wine-bottle chandelier are hanging above the heavy dining table and their design is actually fitting for this room. Given how robust the table is, the chandeliers look pretty heavy too. An interesting idea to explore further if, for example, you have a dining room…
  • Silo In A 1960’s Beer Factory Turned Into A Workshop

    Simona Ganea
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    A silo building from Guangzhou’s oldest beer factory was transformed into a workshop. It was a project by O-office Architects, completed in 2012. It’s actually only the top of the silo that got transformed . The building dates back to the 1960s and the silo is 38 meters high.The space at the top of the silo is 40 meters long and has been converted into a workshop space. The architects wanted to use the outer half of the top surface of the silos as a terrace so they had to make openings on the side walls. The building is located on the south bank of one branch of the Pearl River.To…
  • DIY Picture Ledge, The Updates Gallery Wall

    Emily Burmeister
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    I must be going on a major wood staining kick. Because I cannot seem to do anything else lately. Today is no different. I wanted to add some pictures to a wall. Even thought about them being done in a collage way. But, I have so many gallery wall collages. A picture ledge is the way I decided to go.It allows me to layer them, add height difference, and it is still smaller then a full blown shelf. So it takes up less space. I just may become obsessed with picture ledges now. I created this within just about an hour. And that includes the time it took to have the wood stain dry.For these…
  • Comfort Knows No Limits – Height-Adjustable Desk Designs

    Simona Ganea
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    This is a feature all desks should ideally include. Height-adjustable desks are more practical and functional and allow you to control the height at which your desks stands in case, for example, you’re taller than usual or in case you one day want to work while standing as opposed to in a chair. The best way to get this feature is with a custom design but there are also lots of great existing designs and desks to choose from.Atelier is a desk designed by Team7. It has an adjustable height in 5 increments from 68 cm to 81 cm high. Its rough appearance and the fact that it looks like a…
  • Best Ideas for Entryway Storage

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Whether you prefer ultra-modern minimalism or character-filled traditional style (or anywhere in between or aside), chances are you still need entryway storage. As people come into and leave their homes, there are certain things that, no matter who you are or what your story is, are helpful to have available.Places for shoes, coats, gloves, keys, and bags are just a start. What about somewhere to sit while you’re putting shoes on? Or a place to store your kids’ baseball gloves and ice skates? Where do damp umbrellas hang out, or scarves, or your phone, or… the list is endless, really.
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  • Next stop San Francisco #BlogTourCali

    Andrew Dunning
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    We are now a few days into BlogTourCali and have been immersed in a design and wellness adventure and thoroughly spoilt by Modenus and the sponsors. Our trip to the Bacara Resort and Spa organised by tour sponsor Mr Steam was pretty amazing, and emphasised the point that exercise and looking after yourself is so important. Today we are continuing our roadtrip up the Pacific Coast Highway after an overnight stay in Cambria. As someone who is happiest when I’m by the beach I’m enjoying the inspiration a rugged coastline always gives me. We stopped off for dinner at the Caliza Winery…
  • Hello California #BlogTourCali

    Andrew Dunning
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Well I can think of worst ways to spend your birthday, today I will be packing to leave tomorrow for BlogTourCali run by Modenus. So it will be goodbye wet and windy London and hello to California sunshine. I was so delighted to be asked by Modenus to join the roadtrip through California over 5 days next week which starts in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Prior to the tour starting I’m heading to Palm Springs tomorrow for a few days rest and relaxation. It just happens to be Moderism Week there so this weekend I will be able to explore some of the architecture of the city. The show aims to…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m currently working on a large luxury bathroom for a project in Highgate. We are creating a signature bathroom for the house and the client has asked for a marble like finish but with little maintenance. The look of bookmarked marble as shown below is beautiful, but it can also be prohibitively expensive so I need to find an alternate material that can give me the same look. While at Decorex recently I discovered the latest porcelain tiles from Stone and Ceramic Warehouse that we are now considering using on the project. Generally I don’t like ‘faux’ products as so…
  • Christmas comes to John Lewis

    Andrew Dunning
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It’s that time of the year again, Christmas is appearing in the shops. If you don’t want to be festive yet you can easily ignore it – but it you love Christmas like me you probably can’t wait to see this year’s decorations. Today the Christmas shop in John Lewis Oxford Street opened and we are featuring some of the six different themes today. The Croft range is a favourite of mine, it fits in perfectly with my own festive decorating scheme. Featuring lots of silver and white decorations this is the choice for creating your own traditional White Christmas. With my…
  • Room of the Week

    Andrew Dunning
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Today’s Room of the Week is a Venetian style bedroom which is richly decorated and furnished in a luxuriously opulent style. Some of the most luxurious hotels in Venice were occupied last weekend for the wedding of George Clooney and we can only imagine the decoration of these rooms. In your own home your bedroom should always be decorated in the best style you can afford, this is one room where I always suggest to clients that it’s worth splurging on. The simplicity of this bedroom sold it to me. Many people try to include too many ‘things’ in their bedroom. Pare it…
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  • Pinspirational Quotes

    Jon Peters
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M It’s finally that time of year again when the Studio M team heads up to the lovely little town of High Point, North Carolina in order to see all of the latest home decor and furniture introductions at Market. What I particularly love about experiencing High Point Market is that it’s impossible to not fall back in love with residential design and home furnishings all over again. Plus, when you return home, I feel like you’re looking forward to getting back to work with a renewed sense of ambition and creativity. Above: “Do what you love” “If you’re…
  • Glam Gold Pumpkins

    Jon Peters
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Studio M The South can be a very misleading part of the country when it comes to seasons. People tend to think that Florida is just 90 degrees and sunny all year-round but that’s not true at all. In fact It’s only 90 degrees and sunny for approximately 50 weeks out of the year. The other two weeks are the polar opposite, forcing everyone to turn on the heat and figure out how to work their fireplaces. Every now and then, however, we get some bipolar weather that starts to trick us into thinking that we’re actually experiencing a fall season. Above: Golden Doily Pumpkins Gilded…
  • Rooftop Bar Bucket List

    Jon Peters
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Studio M As a self-proclaimed travel junkie, I’m obsessed with discovering new places and experiencing new things, whether it’s visiting an iconic landmark, trying a signature dish, or just exploring the area.I’ve come to realize that no matter how long you’ve been living somewhere or however many times you’ve visited your favorite city, there are still places to be discovered and new things to see.Two apps that I frequently use when traveling are Urbanspoon and Yelp! Although these particular apps rely heavily on user reviews (some of which appear to be overwhelmingly negative),…
  • Kelly Wearstler x Domaine

    Jon Peters
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Studio M When it comes to bold spaces, there’s nobody who can put together a more uniquely colorful and stylishly edgy interior quite like Kelly Wearstler. The Los Angeles-based interior designer is known to spot upcoming home decor and color trends, allowing her to build a massive following on social media. Kelly holds massive clout on sites like Instagram and Pinterst, where her followers can get inspired and share her daily musings. What I love about Kelly Wearstler is that not only does she design super impressive spaces that get published in all of today’s top interior design…
  • Fairy Tale Home Design

    Studio M
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Studio M If Hansel and Gretel’s parents lived on the side of the mountain instead of the woods, I believe the story of Hansel and Gretel would be nothing more than one of tranquility and lots of wine. House Brunner was designed by architect Norbert Dalsass in Vahrn, South Tyrol, Italy. It used to be an old farm conveniently located in front of vineyards, and now it is a house big enough for three families. Hansel’s mother would’ve been churning milk into butter on one end of the U-shaped house while Gretel’s father would’ve been cutting wood outside. House Brunner is a nice getaway…
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    Renée Finberg ' TELLS ALL ' in her blog of her Adventures in Design

  • It's Time To Get Married

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    And pick up my daughter (Andi) & her sweetheart (Antoine)in Portland Maine and drive them back to Rockland Maine.I haven't seen her in 2 years.We were never apart more than 2 months until my move to Maine.My dear, dear and beautiful Mom!Has been the most loving and supportive....I don't know what I would have ever done without her.The older I get, the smarter she gets!!This is the church we will Marry in -St. John Baptist Episcopal Church.Father Peter Jenks will marry us. He has been great support and encouragement to me since I arrived on the scene.I consider him my friend…
  • Window Boxes & Faux Balconies

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

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

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

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

  • The Only Way Is Up

    Interior Design Style
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Most households would love a little more space but lack the funds to trade up to a bigger property. But when you’ve spent time and money in making your current house into a home, do you really want to start again from scratch in a new place? Maybe you love your home, or perhaps you just couldn’t bear to be parted from your neighbours. Whatever your reasons, staying put doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t add more space. Treasure in the Attic Most attics are either empty spaces or filled with boxes of junk. Some of that ‘junk’ might be valuable, so it’s worth going through it…
  • How to Use Lighting to Liven Up Your Garden Patio

    Interior Design Style
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    With autumn heralding the onset of shorter days and longer nights, there is no better time to cheer up the garden, add some sparkle, and enjoy the garden long after the sun goes down. Not everyone has the time or spare cash for a complete garden makeover, but with the clever use of the right lighting to illuminate, accentuate and highlight, you can completely transform your garden spaces and create different atmospheres at the flick of a switch. Skilfully placed lighting can truly accentuate the best features of a space. Strategically placed lighting can create new shapes, cast…
  • Pink and Grey Treasury

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Treasury from: Modern Art Pink and Grey Gray Fabric Bed From: DSG $599.00 Ikea Renate Rug From: Ikea $44.98 Barrister Chair From: DSG $638.87 Pink Elephant Nursery Art From: UnderTheNumNumTree $18.00 Geometric Pattern Wool Rug From: DSG $125.00 Flower Garden Decorative Throw Pillow From: DSG $22.99 Satin-Nickel Metal Table Lamp with Linen Shade From: BeautifulThings $73.83 Pink Textured Vase / Handmade Wheel Thrown Stoneware Pottery From: Pat Parker”s Stoneware Pottery $26.00 Cube Storage Ottoman From: DSG $45.87 January From: Luvs2Paint $200.00 Decorated Letter “M” From:…
  • What size home is ideal for your needs?

    Interior Design Style
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    When it comes to buying a home, bigger isn’t necessarily always better. You need the right size house for your needs as well as for the needs of your family. For anyone buying a house there are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration – budget, location, type of property and style to name a few. Here are some of the factors that determine how much house you can get for your money and what you should be considering in terms of size. Budget What you can afford is always going to be an overriding factor in the size of house you can buy. If you don’t have children…
  • Kitchen style trends of 2014

    Interior Design Style
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    The past few years have seen kitchen designs focus on stainless steel and stark lines, but trends for the rest of 2014 and going into 2015 are seeing a mood shift to a number of new and exciting areas of kitchen design. As well as shapes, colours and moods changing, engineering developments and feature enhancements are now all part of the mix when it comes to either buying an off the shelf kitchen or commissioning a bespoke design. The kitchen is the hub of the home and if you’re in the position where you’re looking for a fresh, new change, the current trends will give you some…
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    TheRedPin Pulse

  • Checklist: 10 factors to consider when finding the best place to live in Toronto

    TheRedPin Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Last month, we put together a post that revealed 10 factors to consider when finding the best place to live in Toronto. Toronto is made up of many diverse neighbourhoods, some offering a laid-back, cottage feel, away from the noise, to a bustling metropolis that is constantly evolving, changing and remains boisterous any given time of day.We put together a checklist to consider when picking a Toronto neighbourhood for your next home, which is dependent on your personal preference and your wallet size. Download the checklist for 10 factors to consider when finding the best place to live in…
  • Know the neighbourhood: Leslieville

    TheRedPin Team
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Welcome to Leslieville Leslieville is a charming area that blends modernity with hippie chic. The east end neighbourhood is bordered by Gerrard Street to the north, Eastern Avenue to south, and enclosed by Empire Avenue and Coxwell Avenue on the east and west side. Leslieville as a whole, offers a snapshot of Toronto’s unique diversity, located minutes from the original Chinatown district, the Beaches, and the heart of Riverdale. Unique to the area  The neighbourhood is home to one-of-a kind boutiques, antique stores, trendy cafes and bars, while surrounded by plenty of parks…
  • Infographic: GTA MLS® Market Stats for October 16th

    TheRedPin Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    If you cannot see this infographic on your current browser, please click here The post Infographic: GTA MLS® Market Stats for October 16th appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
  • Toronto condo rental market shatters records despite sluggish growth

    TheRedPin Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    So far, 2014 has been a record breaking year for the Toronto condo rental market. Not only did the number of condo apartments rented through MLS in the GTA hit a new high of 7,132 units in the third quarter of this year, 10% higher than in 2013, but it also marks the fact that condos suites rented broke records for two consecutive quarters in a row. Market growth has been far more tepid in comparison, with growth rates the slowest they have been in two years. Reasons behind the slowdown is mostly associated with a decrease in the number of listings made available to renters, which fell…
  • Hot Listings October 13 – 17

    TheRedPin Team
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    Apt. 409 – 28 Linden St Apt. 409 – 28 Linden St Apt. 409 – 28 Linden St Apt. 409 – 28 Linden St Apt. 409 – 28 Linden St Apt. 409 – 28 Linden St Every week, we reveal the hottest GTA listings that are fresh on the market. Apt. 409 – 28 Linden St St. James Town, Toronto Contact Michael Stolberg to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $329,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,237 Details: 1 Bed, 1 Bath  292 Prospect St Newmarket, Ontario Contact Rob Mills to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $429,000 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,609 Details: 4 Beds, 3 Baths…
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    Etsy Shop for StilNovoDesign

  • Cervantes wine barrel Chandelier recycled oak staves and hoop pendant light, ceiling lamp by StilNovoDesign

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    879.00 USDOur stunning Cervantes chandelier is made with reclaimed oak wine barrel’s staves and metal hoop, all recycled from discarded French barrels, reinvented into this elegant and unique pendant ceiling light. Cervantes’ oak staves are stained with a rich golden color on the inside, while the outside shows the rich reddish color left by the wine previously held in the barrel, creating a striking two tones effect. The staves’ ends are smoothened to add softness to the silhouette, but still show the original groove of each barrel’s plank. The metal hoop is painted with a satin…
  • The Temple, charming little zen stool, recycled wine barrel staves of solid French white oak by StilNovoDesign

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    89.99 USDOur little Temple stool is entirely made of recycled oak wood from French wine barrels.Although it was conceived as a footstool for classical guitar players, it has been often used by our customers as a child's stool, plant stand, meditation stool, side mini-table, or to cleverly place it under the feet when seated at the computer for an extended period of time, in order to guarantee better posture and support.We find that it can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a distinctive and versatile piece of home decor.The top and the sides are stained with the red wine…
  • Black Magic, recycled oak wine barrel's keychain, hand painted, Green Bits collection by StilNovoDesign

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    15.00 USDEvery bit counts…in our effort to recycle our material to the very last bit, we have created this fun key chain, using morsels of solid white oak from reclaimed wine barrel tops and staves.One side is ornamented with an exquisite hand painted motif, while the other is stained with the red wine previously held in the barrels. It’s complete of silver plated key chains with swivel connectors. Black Magic features rich tones of gold, copper, green and accents of blue on a black background.All of our finely handcrafted items are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid…
  • The Galaxy, Finest Oak Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder 5 or 7 candles, elegantly recycled wood, choose your color. by StilNovoDesign

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    69.99 USDOur finely handcrafted candleholders are made from oak wine barrel staves from France.The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.The Galaxy design celebrates the beauty and mystery of planets' creation.Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave. As no barrel stave or band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain &…
  • Lumberghini, finest wine gift box, recycled oak wine barrel by StilNovoDesign

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    89.99 USDThis handcrafted wine gift box is perfect to adequately accompany any 750 ml. bottle of exclusive vintage for a very glamorous and striking presentation.Lumberghini is one of our three gift boxes original designs.Every box is individually made and a one of a kind piece; our boxes offer an artisan and high- end alternative to the mass produced gift boxes on the market.As the rest of our items, Lumberghini is entirely made with recycled solid oak from discarded French wine barrels, every stave is individually sanded back to its original wood and creatively reinvented.Lumberghini’s…
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    Sense Of Place - An Architect's Blog For Homeowners Who Care About Good Design

  • Everything's New In This Total Makeover and Addition Project

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is a project I've been looking forward to sharing since the day construction began.  A family with a modest farmhouse in Muskingum County, Ohio wanted a new home with open spaces and room for visiting family and guests - and decided that rebuilding the home they're in was the best way to achieve that.One addition opened up the kitchen and added a bright, colorful sunroom; a second addition created a new master suite, garage, home office, and recreation room.The expanded kitchen is all glass on one wall. Two islands separate cooking and serving, and opening walls in the existing…
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Rekindle Your Love Affair With Tudor Homes

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

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

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

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

  • The grand tour of Decorex London – Part 3

    Veronika Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Our third segment of highlights from Decorex brings our tour of all things beautiful at this grand show to an end, at least in terms of actual show coverage. Please check back often for more stand out British Design as we focus on trends from the Fair Green Isle this holiday season. For now, however, please sit back and enjoy Part 1, Part 2 and the gorgeous designs we’ve selected for you below. As ever, all image credit goes to Chasen West Photography. Speaking of holiday season, some of these may be just the thing. While home theaters and ‘man caves’ (ugh did we just use that term)…
  • Decorex Part 2: Creative luxury in Syon Park

    Veronika Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:50 pm
    And we’re back with Part 2 of our coverage from Decorex London. So much creativity and luxury in one place simply warranted two (or more) posts about the iconic show. If you’d like to catch up on part one please click here. Let’s begin with the bad boys and girls of design from Glasgow: Timorous Beasties. Founded by Alistair Mcauley and Paul Simmons, they continue to turn the textile and wallcoverings industry on its head. A huge trend we’ve been spotting is marbleizing and Timorous Beasties have temporarily set aside depictions of various beasties and little demons…
  • Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards: Modenus’s Favorite Accessories Nominees

    Veronika Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Nominees have been announced, votes are being placed, and Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards are just around the corner! The Best of Year Awards, specifying interior products highlighted by the design trade, features categories including furnishings, fixtures, flooring, fittings, cabinetry, and appliances. Also in the running are building materials, window treatments, wall coverings and accessories. Design-industry professionals are casting their votes to choose their favorite products and decide the winners from a strong list of candidates. BoY Awards winners will be…
  • Decorex London – A modern take on yesterday (Part 1)

    Veronika Miller
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Oh Decorex – you are the Grande Dame of the London Design Festival; 37 years strong and just as secure in your place among the history of art and design in England as any historical landmark.Set this year in Syon Park, attendees do not stumble upon the fair tents – you make a point to go. We arrived on a glorious day and entered to a celebration of the Georgians – the entrance into the show featured gorgeous vignettes based on famous paintings designed by leading designers and exhibitors – swoon-worthy. Please join our two part tour of the show. Image credit Chasen West Photography. …
  • Day One at London Design Festival – Design Junction

    Veronika Miller
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Dear Diary – Modenus and friends just returned from a whirlwind tour of the four shows that make up the London Design Festival, and I am here to tell you that our ‘design’ cups runneth over. All images Chasen West Photography We began by attending the opening event at Design Junction, which is held in the 1960s Sorting Office. The Sorting Office is now 120,000 sq ft of raw industrial space. Design Junction makes excellent use of the four floors, showcasing both emerging and well-known brands. The show seemed to have a plethora of delicious lighting and for those of us based here in the…
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    Inspired Designs by Furnitureland South

  • Restoration Vintage Gallery Opening

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Eclectic. Handmade. Restoration Vintage antique reproductions and vintage inspired pieces all tell a story, and many are made using natural fibers and reclaimed or recycled materials. Furnitureland South’s Restoration Vintage Gallery, now open on the first floor of the Mart, spans 22,000 square feet and, in addition to furniture, showcases lighting, rugs and accessories that perfectly complement this style. In this exciting new space, we carry several high-quality, well-known manufacturers, including Sarreid Ltd., Curations Limited, Furniture Classics Ltd., GJ Styles, Dovetail, and Four…
  • Devoted Delivery

    Laura Dotson
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    I am always in awe of the level of dedication and professionalism exhibited by the delivery team at Furnitureland South, but the matter was taken to a different level when I recently witnessed a delivery for the most amazing person I’ve ever known—my Mother! As I drove up to my Mother’s assisted living community, the sleek, black Furnitureland South truck that I love so much was already there waiting for me. They were delivering a chair, but not just any chair—it was a chair that would make my Mother’s life easier, more comfortable, and even healthier. This UltraComfort of America…
  • Visit the Highboy

    Tim OBrien
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    High·boy : (noun) a tall chest of drawers with a legged base Wondering what that 85-foot tall structure is when you enter Furnitureland South? It’s the World’s Largest 18th Century Highboy replica. Sid Lenger created the design for the Highboy. It was then traced onto a template, foam was added for flexibility and the team at Central Carolina Interiors carved out the design. The six-foot finial began as a mere block of foam, and had to be crafted off-site using a lathe. Visitors from far and wide come to see the Highboy—often sharing their Highboy photos through social media. I have…
  • Got Leather?

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

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

  • The little things…

    Nina Holst
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    I believe it´s the little things that completes a room and that makes it more personal. Some cute flowers in a small vase certainly does the trick together with some other beloved things I keep on my tray in the walk-in closet. I makes me smile every time I enter the room… Image: Nina Holst
  • Vinn en iSensoric vaskemaskin og et designerplagg fra Filippa K!

    Nina Holst
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Siemens nye vaskemaskin iSensoric har en følelse for flekker – har du?   Siemens Hvitevarer gir deg nå muligheten til vinne et designerplagg fra Filippa K (verdi 1500,-). En heldig vinner vil også stikke av med en iSensoric vaskemaskin til en verdi av 13 190 NOK! Følg meg på Instagram for å delta i konkurransen. Jeg vil legge ut et bilde sammen med en ledetråd, og alt du trenger å gjøre for å kunne vinne designerplagget er å gjette riktig på hva plaggets flekk består av. Du gjetter gjennom å kommentere på bildet – og glem ikke å tagge besvarelsen din med hashtagen…
  • 10 Fab news from Stylizimo Shop

    Nina Holst
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    1  I  2  I  3  I  4  I  5  I  6  I  7  I  8  I  9  I  10 You´ll find a lot of fabulous news in Stylizimo Shop these days. Here are some of my favorites! Do you see anything you like? Collage: Nina Holst
  • My paintings on sale!

    Nina Holst
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Since I´m moving soon I´m having a sale on all my paintings that you find in my gallery All paintings are now 5000 NOK ( before 6000-7000 NOK ). Shipping in Norway is possible for 250,- extra. Find all my paintings on Send me an email at: nina(at)stylizimo(dot)com if you are interested.
  • Black kitchen

    Nina Holst
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    In a few weeks we are moving into our new house and the renovation can finally begin. One of the rooms that we are going to start with is the kitchen, and since this is the heart of the home, I want it to be perfect! We haven´t landed on anything yet, but we are thinking about having a black kitchen as we find them very stylish. Just look at these beautiful kitchens from JKE Design for example – I just love their dramatic and elegant look! Luckily we have a lot of windows in the new kitchen so I don´t think it will be too dark in there either. The lighting will of course be very…
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    Interior Design Ideas

  • 26 Living Rooms that Put a Unique Spin on What Modern Means

    HD Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    The living room is somewhat of a modern institution. Older estates might have had sitting rooms, drawing rooms, or studies. But the multipurpose living room – a gather spot for families, a cozy area for entertaining, or even just a place to put your feet up – is kind of a new concept. It’s not necessarily fussy or fancy, but with the right design it can truly become the heart of a home. Represented here are 26 beautiful living rooms that take this modern space and make it not just welcoming, but beautiful. Have a look. Warm colors are just one way to bring that cozy feeling…
  • 2 Simple, Super Beautiful Studio Apartment Concepts For A Young Couple [Includes Floor Plans]

    HD Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Being a young couple can be a challenge. You may just be starting out in your careers, saving to buy a home, or just trying to find your footing in the world. On top of that, moving in together for the first time is stressful. But a few talented designers have decided to take on this challenges, offering two lovely studio apartment designs that would give any pair of newlyweds – or even just lovebirds cohabitating – enough stylish space to spread out and enjoy themselves on their way up the corporate (or artistic) ladder. The first apartment comes from the team at…
  • 3 Gorgeous Apartment Interiors in Rich, Warm, Tones

    HD Staff
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    The designers at Studio.O., a design firm located in Warsaw, Poland can take what just appears as a space and transform it into a unique and welcoming home. In the projects presented here, we have a chance to explore three different homes that each offer their own take on what it means to be comfortable. Although each plays with pretty neutral palettes and carefully chosen furnishings, they are easy to differentiate and stay true to the separate natures of each homeowner. The first Warsaw apartment is 180 square meters (1900 square feet) and was designed in 2012. The interior is decidedly…
  • Incredible Vertical Garden Walls Bring Vibrant Life to a Contemporary Apartment Interior

    HD Staff
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    The best interior designs do not, in fact, feature a surprising element around every corner. In fact, the best designs keep to basic colors, simple objects, and bring focus to one or two truly unique pieces. In this contemporary apartment, from the team at SVOYA Studio, it is impossible to ignore the amazing vertical gardens that decorate the small but luxurious living area. With vibrant green plants and mosses growing straight out of the walls, the apartment becomes an oasis overlooking the city. The classic and the contemporary exist in harmony, and the result is an apartment that both…
  • Moroccan Style Interior Design

    HD Staff
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Situated in Northern Africa, as one of the only three countries to have a coastline along both the Atlantic and Mediterranean, Morocco has often been the subject of lush and romantic fantasy. The country is extremely diverse, with residents that are Arab, Berber, and many European and sub-Saharan African immigrants. The interior design that originates in Morocco reflects this diverse area, rich in cultural traditions and history. Characterized by intricate carvings, arched doorways, and colorful fabrics, it should come as no surprise that Moroccan interior design has become quite popular…
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    Your home, only better.

  • How to Fake a Bathroom Renovation

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    We have plans for the bathroom upstairs. Big plans. Afterall, it’s the go-to bathroom for two girls and any house guests. But right now (meaning within two weeks) we have guests coming. Not just any guests – my Mom will see it! No time to change the single sink to a double, redo the floor, get a new commode or new mirror or lighting. We’re left with one possible option. Distraction! Note the lovely mid-sixties linoleum floor and dated vanity. Can’t change those, so let’s distract with what we can change. The only DIY part of this project was painting the window…
  • A Sweet Bedtime Story

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Once upon a time, there was a wonderful woman who loved her husband and cared for him daily through his six-year illness. The family’s love was such an inspiration to others, that after he went home, those around her wanted to do something to make her feel better and give her strength. Friends, family and community came together to give her an unexpected surprise – a brand new master retreat. Armed with her inspiration art piece, favorite color and Pinterest board of wishes, her friends arranged for her to visit a friend out of town (how sneaky) and organized a spectacular…
  • Seven Insanely Easy Fall Decor Ideas

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    I love all fall holidays, but like you…I am pretty busy this time of year. While I adore intricate displays of autumnal hues painfully and artistically created for that inevitable {sigh} moment, it just doesn’t work out in reality for me. So, I’m going to share with you a few low-lying fruit ideas I did this fall. 1. Shortcut Jack-o-lantern Sure, I’ll carve the real thing closer to Halloween, but as of this moment, I want a pumpkin and I want it now! So I pulled out my tried and true copper Jack and added some green, orange and purple lights. Voila! 2. Tray-o-Stuff I…
  • Basement Laundry Before and After

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

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Fall has to be the perfect season to cook meals that are homemade and delicious. The best part of this season is how many recipes bring out the nostalgia of the autumn air, cooler temperatures, and of course the comfort food that fills your home with delicious aromas. I was excited to pair with Hamilton Beach to try out their Set ‘n Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker With Spoon/Lid and choose one of my favorite slow cooker meals, a dessert of course! Try this recipe and enter for your chance to win your own below! I decided to try an apple dessert and chose this Dutch Apple…
  • Fall Crafts: 3 Easy DIY Jar Projects

    Stella X
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    The best way to get ready for the colder season of the year is to start making beautiful crafts to use for decorating or for thoughtful and unique gifts. Here are some great ideas for lovely Fall Crafts: 3 Easy DIY Fall Crafts Using Jars. They are easy to make and require only a few supplies. Fall Crafts: 3 Easy DIY Jar Projects Mason Jars can make beautiful candle holders for this Fall Image via: Pinterest Fall Mason Jar Candle Holders All you need to make some wonderful autumn candle holders are mason jars, mod podge and sponge brush, fake or real autumn leaves, twine or ribbon for the…
  • Fall Baking: Quick Pumpkin Bread Recipe

    Anchal Bhatia
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Let’s face it; some of the top reasons to welcome cooler weather are warm baked goods that come with it. After all, who doesn’t love the combination of two season’s bounties- pumpkin and apples? Today, we are pleased to present one of the very best fall baking recipes from the Taste of Home. This pumpkin bread is not only moist and delicious but also quick and easy to put together. Fall Baking: Quick Pumpkin Bread Quick Pumpkin Bread Image via: Southern Living Total time: Preparation 15 minutes + Baking 50 minutes +Cooling Yields: 32 servings Ingredients 1 cup applesauce 1 cup canned…
  • How to Choose Fall Window Treatments

    Rehana Akter
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The soft, cozy fall atmosphere has always pulled at our heartstrings and put smile on our faces. It is the time to taste a number of flavorful treats, incorporating the season-inspired colors into the home interiors, and go for the window treatments to coordinate with the total decoration. Check out the tips on how to choose the fall window treatments: How to Choose Fall Window Treatments Draperies are better choices for keeping the interiors warm and cozy. Image via: Window Products Management Maximize the Daylight Daylight starts decreasing during the fall season. So, a certain kind of…
  • Autumn Dinner – Pumpkin Shepherd’s Pie

    Simran Chhibber
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Traditionally, Shepherd’s Pie comes with a potato or sweet potato topping and that is what one generally expects. This autumn we introduce an interesting twist to this traditional recipe in the form of a pumpkin topping. It does two things. One, it brings to the table the seasonal flavors of autumn and two it introduces a brand new avatar to the sumptuous Shepherd’s Pie recipe. So, its time to invite friends and folk over and relish the warmth of Shepherd’s Pie – of course with the intended ‘Pumpkin’ twist. Autumn Dinner – Pumpkin Shepherd’s Pie Pumpkin…
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  • Ready, Set, Glow!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Stylish Ways to Bring your Art Collection Together

    Faith Sheridan
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Stylish Ways to Bring your Art Collection Together Artwork is one of the easiest ways to bring an extra dash of personal style into your home. But rather than simply hanging your art in the center of the wall, why not try something new with your display? From displaying your artwork of random sizes in a geometrical shape to choosing a dramatic backdrop, you will love these fresh ideas for bringing your art collection together. Consider Your Space First, determine which pieces will work best in which rooms of your home. Keep in mind that art can go a long way toward setting a mood for a room.
  • Colors I Love and Place Textiles Meet in Seattle

    Faith Sheridan
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Lately the colors I love are showing up with new vendors and in my current projects. Take for instance my presentation today to learn about Place Textiles. Ripley Worthy, National Sales Manager of Place Textiles, and LesliAnn Cone, my go-to ever so savvy representative, invited me to a small, as in the 3 of us, show and tell. I was captured by the story about Kristie Strasen which is partly the reason for my post. Place Textiles is her company. But what caught my attention was the transference of color across introductions that all work seamlessly together. This is her gift. As I read her…
  • The Color Season 2015 is Here-Does it Matter?

    Faith Sheridan
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    As I write this post I’m thinking about the color season presentations I attended this week. First there was Leatrice Eiseman who is often called ‘America’s color guru’ especially via her role with Pantone. “For most consumers today, color and style coordination in home interiors is a consistent goal, but the old rigid color rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines and options.” On this statement I can wholeheartedly agree with Leatrice by the direction of my current projects. Color and Design Trends Pantone 2015 A current whole house remodel…
  • Story of the Traveling Custom Rug and Textile Passion

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

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

  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Jamie Young

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    It’s no secret—we covet Jamie Young’s designs! For nearly a decade, Layla Grayce has been enchanted by the extraordinary vision, artisan flair, and couture customization comprising this eco-friendly company. Inspired by international influences, the travel-obsessed gurus at Jamie Young combine artistry and eclectic elements to form striking, swoon-worthy collections from unique lighting to craftsman furniture. Read on to learn about Jamie Young’s vision for the future and favorite moments with Layla Grayce in our exclusive Q&A! There’s no better way to celebrate Layla Grayce’s…
  • Anniversary Week Celebrations: Currey & Company

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Celebrating nearly a decade with Layla Grayce, Currey & Company has redefined the classics with a vibrant selection of home furnishings. Combining rich materials and iridescent embellishments, the wide assortment of lighting and vintage glam furniture pieces exude sophisticated grandeur and unique design. Inspired by historic elements, each signature look ignites a space with natural elegance—a perfect addition to the Layla Grayce collection. In the Q&A below, learn about the defining moments and vision behind one of our personal favorite brands from their VP of Sales, Bob Ulrich.
  • Insider Faves: Easy Fall Decor

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Each month, we choose Insider Faves – our staff’s hand-selected list of items from a particular product category – to share with you! As we make our way into a new season, we asked our team to choose their favorite easy fall decor items for the home! From comfy blankets to plush throw pillows, this collection is perfect for creating a cozy autumn space. Click here to shop all Insider Faves. TweetThe post Insider Faves: Easy Fall Decor appeared first on Layla Grayce Backroom Blog.
  • Rustic Chic Luncheon

    Jody Cumming
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Styling and Photography: Kara Allen Kate Landers here to share with you some fabulous celebration inspiration from a fellow party designer and stylist, Kara Allen of Kara’s Party Ideas. While the party was a luncheon celebrating her son’s baptism, I find it provides terrific ideas for bridal and baby showers, anniversary and birthday parties, as well as any special…
  • Win the Mid-Century Crib from DwellStudio!

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    This giveaway has now ended. Congrats to Irina B.! A modern update on a vintage classic, DwellStudio’s Mid-Century crib offers a stylish addition to a baby’s nursery. With elegant, minimalist details like dovetail joinery, metal sabots and cone-shaped legs, this piece is sure to become an heirloom for your family. To share our love for the design, we’re offering one lucky winner this French white crib! See entry details below and don’t forget to shop the entire DwellStudio collection!  To Enter: Like Layla Grayce on Facebook Sign up for our newsletter for more Layla Grayce…
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    Gates Interior Design

  • Fall Checklist-17 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Winter

    Amanda Gates
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:07 pm
    October is the first full month that introduces us to fall. The leaves begin to turn, pumpkins are abundant and a slight chill brings out our winter coats. Many of us are ready to welcome lovely October temperatures for fun outdoor activities, but it’s the perfect time to take care of home winterization needs before… Read more The post Fall Checklist-17 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Winter appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 3 Toxic food substitutes lurking in your pantry

    Amanda Gates
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    There is a health risk that has flown under the radar for so long it has become an accepted staple in our culinary/dining lives, specifically for those who are trying to loose weight.  Yes, that would be sugar substitutes. Even in a group of health conscious people I’ve noticed otherwise health savvy individuals reaching for packets… Read more The post 3 Toxic food substitutes lurking in your pantry appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Pumpkin Chia Pudding Parfait

    Amanda Gates
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
      Oh Fall I seriously can’t get enough of you. I don’t care how cliche pumpkin EVERYTHING is. I’m totally soaking up every little bit of this gorgeous weather! Can you believe Christmas is only 78 days away?? Okay, I’ll stop before I put everyone (including myself) into panic mode. I knew when I tasted peanut… Read more The post Pumpkin Chia Pudding Parfait appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Relax: DIY Bath Bombs

    Amanda Gates
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Baths are meant to be relaxing. A kind of pampering treat, if you will. A lot of people don’t think they have time to take a nice relaxing bath and to be honest I call bull crap on that. I’m always busy whether it’s working, going to meetings, scheduling, or planning things, me and my… Read more The post Relax: DIY Bath Bombs appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Holiday Survival Guide – 5 Tips To Get You Prepared

    Amanda Gates
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    For most of us, the thought of entertaining can turn us into a tail spin, but the thought of holiday decorating and entertaining plummets us into a nose dive of stress. Thanks in part to the perfection seen in magazines and websites we have become conditioned to strive for perfection, forgetting entirely that the purpose for holiday gatherings is to have… Read more The post Holiday Survival Guide – 5 Tips To Get You Prepared appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    The Decorologist | Paint Color Consultant | Home Staging

  • The 3 Questions You’ve Been Asking About the Expert Psychological Staging™ Course

    Kristie Barnett
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Many of you have asked questions about the Expert Psychological Staging™ (EPS) certification course that I am offering January 29, 30, 31, 2015.  Since they seem to be versions of the same three questions, I thought I’d share the answers with you all, in case you are wondering about the same things but haven’t asked. […]
  • I’m a Rug Designer – Who Knew???

    Kristie Barnett
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’ve learned some important lessons about business and life over the last several years.  You never know what you are capable of until you try, and when someone asks me to do something I’ve never done that might actually help me grow in some way, I now say “YES.” So when Carpet One Flooring asked […]
  • How to Style Your Bookcases with HomeGoods

    Kristie Barnett
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of my clients recently moved into a new home with tons of bookcases.  She and her husband had a very limited number of books, and little more than picture frames to style the bookcases. before She wanted to get the living room pulled together before an upcoming baby shower at her home.  I knew […]
  • Consider Black Windows and Doors To Punctuate Your Color Palette

    Kristie Barnett
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m giving you a peek inside the new farmhouse I showed you earlier this week.  It’s a new build and about to go on the market, so it’s not furnished at this point. I did a complete interior and exterior paint color and design consultation on this home a couple of months ago, and I […]
  • Exterior Paint Colors – Painting the Body and Trim the Same Color

    Kristie Barnett
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I always say that the proper paint color placement is as important as the actual paint colors you choose, in both interior and exterior applications.  Here’s an example of an exterior I recently specified colors for: new Franklin, TN upscale farmhouse Here’s the “before” of the beautiful new build in Franklin, TN, where we chose […]
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  • Legrabox by Blum

    Ann Porter, CKD
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    When it comes to drawer box choices for cabinets, generally there are four choices for consumers. Blum MetaBox – a three-sided drawer with the metal sides functioning as the runners. This tired and true choice is the most economical. Melamine Box – usually a white box doweled together with a choice of runners ranging from vinyl Tandem glides, full-extension side mount glides and concealed undermount glides. The action can be standard or soft-close. Another color choice is dark gray for a European or Contemporary aesthetic. Blum TandemBox – an evolution of the MetaBox and…
  • Houzz Marketplace

    Ann Porter, CKD
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Fueling the current trend of digitizing the home-remodeling experience, Houzz has raised an impressive $165 million in a fourth round of capital, led by Sequoia Capital, one of its early backers. Houzz is using its pile of cash and its popularity with home remodelers to fuel a foray into e-commerce. In a new section of its site called Houzz Marketplace, the company will play host to a selection of bathtubs, vanities, backsplashes and other home décor items being sold by thousands of online retailers. The transactions will all take place on the Houzz site, and the company will keep a 15% cut…
  • What I’m Obsessing Over

    Ann Porter, CKD
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    I stumbled across a picture of this hanger and I thought it was a designer’s take on everyday objects modernized for hospitality use. Such as this hanger shown below from Doug Mockett that sells for $41.00. It looks cool, but it’s still just a hanger. It turns out I was completely wrong. This hanger, designed for Biomega, by Paul Crofts Studio is a bicycle hanger for the fashion conscious. “The products I have designed for Biomega are based on simple twists on everyday objects, from bike clips to a sponge to clean your bike. The design of the bike clip was to be produced from…
  • Calacatta Nuvo

    Ann Porter, CKD
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Caesarstone’s interpretation of natural Calacatta marble, Calacatta Nuvo brings you wide, elegant, cascading, grey veins on a white opaque base. Calacatta Nuvo 5131, available nationwide this fall, comes in 20mm polished slabs 56.5″ x 120.” Calacatta Nuvo makes an unforgettable impression and upgrades any interior design into a masterpiece. This latest design from Caesarstone offers the beauty of luxurious natural stone with the ease of Caesarstone care and maintenance. Its hard, nonporous surface makes Caesarstone simple to clean. In most cases, soap and water or a mild…
  • Appliance News

    Ann Porter, CKD
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    General Electric (GE) recently announced it is in an agreement to sell its home appliances business to Swedish white-goods group Electrolux for $3.3 billion. It’s hard to imagine GE, a household name for more than a century, leaving the consumer appliance industry. This deal is a major shake-up in the home appliance industry, pairing the second- and third-largest companies in the industry. Under the deal, GE has a long-term agreement with Electrolux  to keep using the GE Appliances brand alongside its own Frigidaire brand in an attempt to leverage the company’s long history.
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    Six Different Ways

  • Quote of the Day!

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
  • Prep Your Home For Fall!

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    With the colder months coming, you can expect to spend more time indoors. This means it’s worth taking the time to add a little warmth to your space. Here’s a guide on some simple steps to coziness. 1. The more throw pillows, the better. Pillows automatically make your place more comfy to kick up your feet and relax, especially those with some texture.   2. Add some warmth by keeping a throw (or two, or three) on your couch. They’re perfect for staying cozy during movie-nights and snowstorms.   3. I’m a big fan of faux-sheepskin rugs. They immediately make…
  • Bring Some Green Into Your Workspace!

    6 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Just because summer has ended doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a green thumb. There are many visually-appealing indoor plants that require low maintenance and add a little tropical oasis to your workspace. Here are 5 of my personal favorite indoor plants. 1. Aloe Plant 2. Snake Plant 3. Jade Plant 4. Calathea 5. Kentia Palms
  • Indoor/Outdoor Utopia!

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    This striking indoor/outdoor space has it all. The elegant dropped chandelier works perfectly as a focal point indoors with surrounding exposed brick walls and a fur throw against a rustic bench. Step outside the large steel-framed door and you’ll find greenery, cobblestones, a reclaimed wooden table, and antique cafe chairs. It’s everything you could ever want in an indoor/outdoor living space!
  • D.I.Y. Throw Pillow !

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    National Sewing Month is almost over. Have you taken up any new projects this month? If not, here’s an easy DIY pillow tutorial to try! Before throwing out that old t-shirt that doesn’t fit anymore, has a hole in it, or has unraveling stitching, recycle it by making a throw pillow! Tees that have a graphic on them work great, or you can even use a plain white tee and add a quote or ruffles to it. What you will need: T-shirt, Scissors, Pins, Pillow Stuffing, Sewing Machine or Needle & Thread   Step 1: Iron the t-shirt and lay it on a flat surface. Step 2: Decide how big…
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    Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends

  • 10 Awesome Exterior Design Ideas

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    When designing your home and making it your own, you can’t forget about the exterior. With a little bit of time, you can take an outdoor space from boring to “wow”, and impress guests with your ideas. Check out these 10 awesome exterior design ideas to completely transform your space and turn your home into the coolest one on the block. Fresh Paint A great exterior design starts with a fresh coat of paint. Choose outdoor paint colors that are clean yet bold to really make a statement. Try a dark hue such as charcoal for the majority of the home exterior, and then add a crisp white trim…
  • 6 Easy Tips for Getting a Winter Ready Closet

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Time passes by so quickly; winter followed by spring, summer, autumn and here comes winter ready to take over once again. This seemingly simple and unstoppable cycle of time interpreted to us as seasonal patterns continues till the end of our lives. And we try to plan our activities according to these changing patterns. So, when you know that right after the fall, winter will be here to stay for quite some time, you better gear up accordingly if you want to stay away from any trouble later on. Fact of the matter is that majority of people focus their attention on major aspects of dealing with…
  • Ideas To Decorate Kid’s Furnishings

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Children love to be kept in a lively atmosphere. To make their bedrooms livelier and more attractive for them, you have to think creatively, because young ones always catch flaws very quickly. They’re way too choosy and moody about their stuff, so make sure you’re well aware of their choices, wants, and needs, before you start off with a project. Even if you want to give them a surprise, be sure to know the type of surprise they’d like, because you never know how rapidly their minds can change. Here are a few tips that you can work on, of course with your child’s permission, to…
  • Protect Your Home with a Security Fence

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    A security fence can be a wise investment for your home or business as it not only offers protection, but it also enhances the value of your property. The increased value starts from the fact that your property is not only there to provide protection, but it also helps in adding a sort of esthetic value and appeal to your home. Your fence can be made out of different materials and have various designs which add a function and form to it. Pool fencing is that more step taken to ensure the protection of your child and the members in your house. Options to Consider There are various kinds of…
  • Remodeling Ideas to Improve your Abode

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    Living in the same house for long can be boring for everyone. Small or large renovations are a good solution to get a dream home from the old one. Renovations can begin from a single room or wall and end up with complete overhaul. As this involves a huge amount of money, so before getting started with renovation you must have a clear idea about the areas to renovate. Most people do not give a thought about how to get an effective renovation. As a result, they end up with a lot of added expenses. Renovations are done with old materials too but in this case, artistic knowledge is required. Home…
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  • get your entryway ready for winter

    Kelly Anderson
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Yep, I did it. I said the W word again. Sorry about that. It turned a bit chilly here this weekend and I had to dig around to find some gloves to wear on a walk around the neighborhood. Which then led me to searching for a pretty way to store scarves and gloves  where they are easily accessible in my small entryway.My solution is a large antique wooden butter bowl. Adds some interest and an organic vibe, don't you think? I also had to bring in the patio herbs, and this rosemary greets me with a subtle and lovely fragrance every time I come home.Check out this previous post for more…
  • weekend wandering: the island of Menorca, Spain

    Kelly Anderson
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    As we head into the dreaded "W" season here in Canada, I'm wishing I could replicate a home like this one to hibernate in and escape the dreary cold.OK, so maybe I can't mimic a stunning view like this, but there are some smart elements in this design that can be applied to homes anywhere to create a serene and uplifting environment.A backdrop of all white walls and netural flooring sets the stage to introduce a few colourful and personalized rugs and other textiles, which can easily and sustainably be changed up when the mood strikes.Wooden doors and window frames will always be in style,…
  • real life colour: fall harvest

    Kelly Anderson
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Hope all my fellow Canadians had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. Did your table have heaps of vivid colour from the farmer's market? This swiss chard was so fresh and magnificent it was almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
  • Gratitude

    Kelly Anderson
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
  • natural rustic Thanksgiving table

    Kelly Anderson
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Can you believe it's Thanksgiving week already? The leaves here in southern Ontario are spectacular, as are the farmers markets. This is a truly inspirational time of year. So it was a no-brainer to let the colours of nature inspire this simple, rustic table setting for Thanksgiving. These are all items that can be picked up at a local market and a walk around the neighborhood. It costs very little to create a beautiful table that connects us with nature and makes us appreciate our planet and the season.A solitary delicate antique linen contrasts interestingly with leaves and pumpkins. Other…
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    Inmod Modern Furniture Blog

  • Photo Wall Inspiration !

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Photos can generate all different types of feelings- nostalgia, hope, joy, and inspiration, just to name a few. Photo walls are a great mix of stylish decor and inspiration that works especially well on a wall of a work/studio space. They can also be used as a vision board, to gently remind you of all you want to accomplish this year. Use your creativity to customize and create your own!
  • Space Age Modern!

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1.. Blast off into a luxurious space age modern sanctuary. When you land, you’ll be greeted by a stylish sputnik ceiling lights over the tulip style dining table. After you enjoy a delicious dinner, head on over to the living room and take a seat in the classic, iconic ball chair that awaits your arrival. Check out the full Space Age Modern collection here!
  • New Pillows, Throws, & Bedding!

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Whether you are looking for daring patterns or cozy Alpaca, you’ll be sure to find it in our 2 new lines- Johanna Howard & Lorena Gaxiola. These exciting new lines consist of stylish pillows, throws, and bedding. It’s the perfect time to cozy up your home with the colder months coming. Check them out! Johanna Howard Lorena Gaxiola
  • Lavish Lighting On a Budget!

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    1. Ocelet Pendant Lamp 2. Estelle-6 Ceiling Lamp 3. Slip Light 4. Galileo Ceiling Lamp 5. Centari Ceiling Lamp 6. Snow Ceiling Lamp
  • Halloween Treats Collection!

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    You rang..? With a spooky mix of skull torches, spider web wall décor, and eerie-looking bat pendants, our Halloween Treats will guarantee your Halloween bash this year is the talk of the town. Now all you need is for Lurch to answer the door. Shop our Halloween Treats collection now!
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    Modenus Interior Design Blog

  • The grand tour of Decorex London – Part 3

    Veronika Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Our third segment of highlights from Decorex brings our tour of all things beautiful at this grand show to an end, at least in terms of actual show coverage. Please check back often for more stand out British Design as we focus on trends from the Fair Green Isle this holiday season. For now, however, please sit back and enjoy Part 1, Part 2 and the gorgeous designs we’ve selected for you below. As ever, all image credit goes to Chasen West Photography. Speaking of holiday season, some of these may be just the thing. While home theaters and ‘man caves’ (ugh did we just use that term)…
  • Decorex Part 2: Creative luxury in Syon Park

    Veronika Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:50 pm
    And we’re back with Part 2 of our coverage from Decorex London. So much creativity and luxury in one place simply warranted two (or more) posts about the iconic show. If you’d like to catch up on part one please click here. Let’s begin with the bad boys and girls of design from Glasgow: Timorous Beasties. Founded by Alistair Mcauley and Paul Simmons, they continue to turn the textile and wallcoverings industry on its head. A huge trend we’ve been spotting is marbleizing and Timorous Beasties have temporarily set aside depictions of various beasties and little demons…
  • Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards: Modenus’s Favorite Accessories Nominees

    Veronika Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Nominees have been announced, votes are being placed, and Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards are just around the corner! The Best of Year Awards, specifying interior products highlighted by the design trade, features categories including furnishings, fixtures, flooring, fittings, cabinetry, and appliances. Also in the running are building materials, window treatments, wall coverings and accessories. Design-industry professionals are casting their votes to choose their favorite products and decide the winners from a strong list of candidates. BoY Awards winners will be…
  • Decorex London – A modern take on yesterday (Part 1)

    Veronika Miller
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Oh Decorex – you are the Grande Dame of the London Design Festival; 37 years strong and just as secure in your place among the history of art and design in England as any historical landmark.Set this year in Syon Park, attendees do not stumble upon the fair tents – you make a point to go. We arrived on a glorious day and entered to a celebration of the Georgians – the entrance into the show featured gorgeous vignettes based on famous paintings designed by leading designers and exhibitors – swoon-worthy. Please join our two part tour of the show. Image credit Chasen West Photography. …
  • Day One at London Design Festival – Design Junction

    Veronika Miller
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Dear Diary – Modenus and friends just returned from a whirlwind tour of the four shows that make up the London Design Festival, and I am here to tell you that our ‘design’ cups runneth over. All images Chasen West Photography We began by attending the opening event at Design Junction, which is held in the 1960s Sorting Office. The Sorting Office is now 120,000 sq ft of raw industrial space. Design Junction makes excellent use of the four floors, showcasing both emerging and well-known brands. The show seemed to have a plethora of delicious lighting and for those of us based here in the…
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    Interior Design Tips for the Busy Professional

  • What’s Your Fall Color Personality?

    Linnore Gonzales
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Cool fall days mark a wonderful time to refresh your home with new colors. But which colors should you choose? With the help of Pantone’s fall color report, we have put together some fresh fall color ideas that are not only stylish, but are designed to define your personality. Keep reading to discover which trending fall colors will complement your personality for the perfect home décor that is incredibly you. Nurturing Neutrals Nurturers are known to be quiet, kind and conscientious. They are dependable and follow through on what they commit to while typically putting the needs of others…
  • Love Fall: 10 Reasons to Welcome the Changing Season with Open Arms

    Linnore Gonzales
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Whether you openly embrace the season or spend your time longing for the return of summer, we have found 10 reasons why you should totally love fall. 1. Love neutral? Focus on texture and shape If colorless design is your frame of passion, then you are in luck. One popular fall trend embraces visual interest without turning to bright hues. Layering white on white and other neutrals is fresh, attractive and fairly unexpected for fall style. This French Country inspired bedroom layers neutrals for a completely comfortable space that radiates warmth and genuine luxury.  Who’s ready to…
  • Prepare for Autumn Nights with Warming Accessories

    Linnore Gonzales
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Summer has quietly slipped away and it’s time to adorn your home with accessories that will instill lasting warmth and comfort throughout the cool autumn nights. Try these simple touches that will create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy fall. Add layers to any room From your bedroom to the family room, start adding layers. You will visually create comfortable interest in any space and physically add warmth. Start by cozying up your floors. Layering area rugs is a simple way to add color and texture. Photo: Houzz Photo: Houzz For warmth in the bedroom, store the summer quilt and pull out the…
  • Fall Fireplaces that Bring a Stylish Glow

    Linnore Gonzales
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The cool days of fall are upon us and with them comes the desire for radiating warmth from a beautiful fireplace. From living and dining rooms to cozy bedrooms, any space can say “fall style.” A fireplace is inviting. It’s comforting. It’s chic. Let’s take a look at some ways a fireplace can contribute to your home’s fall design. A Complement to Sophisticated Living Rooms Perhaps the most traditional location for a fireplace is in the living room or family room – a space where you spend a significant amount of time gathering with friends and family. You will find the fireplace…
  • Using Apartment-Size Furniture in Small Spaces

    Linnore Gonzales
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    You don’t have to live in an apartment to appreciate apartment-size furniture. After all, homes come with rooms of all sizes, and some have tight spaces that may seem impossible to furnish or decorate. Until now. Apartment-size furniture (yes, it’s actually called that), can give your bedroom, office, family room, or any small space plenty of personality on a smaller scale without making you feel like you live in a miniature world or that you’re being swallowed up by oversized furniture. At one time, furniture to fit small spaces was difficult to come by and homeowners had to make do…
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    Girly Modern

  • Moxie Files: Jenna Lyons

    Melanie Coddington
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Hello faithful readers!  So motherhood.  My lack of blogging certainly hasn’t implied a radio silence in my life. Just the opposite.  It’s been packed to the brim with bleary eyed feedings, heartbreaking tenderness and, believe it or not, tons of inspiration.  I’ve been parenting, working, and feeling infused with energy from my latest Moxie File discovery:  Jenna Lyons.  You may remember a few of my other Moxie File inspirations such as the Olsen twins and Daphne Guinness.  They are powerhouses of fashion, decor, and unflappable flair. When I’m feeling drained or blocked of…
  • San Francisco Decorator’s Showcase Reveal

    Melanie Coddington
    14 May 2014 | 9:23 pm
    The Coddington Design team and I have been planning, designing, and panicking over our San Francisco Decorator Showcase room since early February. With the hectic atmosphere of a major showcase, my goal was to create a calming space with a sense of relaxed beauty that would renew any guest who stopped by.  As you can see from the before shots, we had our work cut out for us. From the peeling wallpaper to the creepy vines, we needed to work some magic.  We started with sketches, a photo-realistic rendering, and a huge spark of creativity.  We are really excited to show you our finished…
  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014- Behind the Scenes with Melanie

    Melanie Coddington
    2 May 2014 | 6:22 am
    To be honest, when I first saw the guest room I designed for this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase it was not love at first sight. As my junior designer, Adrienne, and I toured the house (with my two month old son napping alongside us) we cruised right by it thinking to ourselves “nope, way too large.”  I’ve been juggling the new role of motherhood along with a full caseload of clients and my goal was to find a smaller, more manageable space.  I was aiming to keep my time in check but also to preserve my budget investment. When it comes to showcases, a big room requires a big…
  • Moving into Modern: The Nursery

    Melanie Coddington
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Dear Reader(s), Here I am!  Thank you so much for sticking with me through my lackadaisical blogging.  While my love for design is as strong as ever, the latest addition to my life has a monopoly on my free time (hence the nursery post!).  I post more frequently on Facebook so be sure to catch up with us there.  If you are new to the blog, check out my post on my Girly Modern Cottage or my project for the Anchor Distillery Tasting Room to get a sense of things I love. xoxo Melanie Moving into Modern: The Nursery We are having a bit of a baby boom here at Coddington Design!  My senior…
  • Moving Into Modern: How I Remodeled My Kitchen in Six Weeks

    Melanie Coddington
    15 Dec 2013 | 7:52 pm
    After Before Ready for some radical honesty?  My remodel is taking longer than expected and costing more than I planned. Despite bringing my heavyweight design skills, my professionally developed bossy demeanor, and my blatant obsession for interiors, I was simply not prepared for the level of detail management, scheduling, planning and general sense of mid-level panic that accompanied this project.  This is quite typical and what everyone tells you to expect, but I kept telling myself certainly my remodel will be different. Kitchens are the heart of a home and one of my favorite rooms to…
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  • recognized as #4 in Philadelphia 100!

    Holly La Porte
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am has been recognized as Philadelphia 100’s 4th fastest growing, privately held company in the Greater Philadelphia region.  With 1291% growth between 2011 and 2013, attributes its success to four things: a great domain, pride in site design, a
  • NFL Energy Awareness

    Holly La Porte
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    October is not only a time when the NFL football season swings into full gear, but also National Energy Awareness Month. There are actually significant parallels between the two, as more and more NFL teams have taken important strides in energy conservation within
  • A Bedroom Makeover for a Special Military Spouse

    Holly La Porte
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    This past spring, Laurel & Wolf, an online interior design firm from California, teamed up with the National Military Family Association, a nonprofit concentrating on benefits of military families, to host a contest for service members to nominate their deserving
  • Our 2013-2014 Scholarship Winner Announced!!

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

    12 May 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The summer season is quickly approaching; are you ready for some outdoor activities and entertaining? Outdoor lights are a staple item in your home lighting repertoire. They are a great way to highlight the landscaping in your yard, as well
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    Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal

  • Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Heriz Rug

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    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 out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! Antique Persian Heriz Rug #48005, circa 1920 Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Heriz Rug appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Red Berber Moroccan Rug

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Vintage Berber Moroccan 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 selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board! This week’s Wednesday Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Red Berber Moroccan Rug appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Dutch Rug featuring a Corneille Design

    Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    This week, we showcase a vintage Dutch rug featuring a design by the artist Corneille. Vintage Dutch 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 Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Dutch Rug featuring a Corneille Design appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Vintage & Antique Rugs by Nazmiyal Featured in Art Daily!

    J. Nazmiyal
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Vintage and Antique Rugs from the Nazmiyal Collection have been featured in an article by art newspaper, Art Daily! The Nazmiyal Collection has been featured in an Art Daily article! The piece explores the resurgence of interest in Antique carpets and vintage rugs and home furnishings. As a top dealer of  antique carpets, Jason Nazmiyal Read More... The post Vintage & Antique Rugs by Nazmiyal Featured in Art Daily! appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
  • Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Chinese Rug with Animal Composition

    J. Nazmiyal
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    This week, we bring you a remarkable example of an antique Chinese rug that’s full of symbolism. 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 Read More... The post Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Chinese Rug with Animal Composition appeared first on Interior Design Blogs By Nazmiyal.
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    Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore » Blog | Leading Architects Bangalore

  • Nuclear Families Seeking Brilliance in House Plans?

    Architects Bangalore
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    Are you living in a nuclear family?And are you hunting for an efficient house plan, a plan that could be affordable? #ArchitectsBangaloreSalemCoimbatore With today’s cost-cutting economy, affordable and small duplex home plans are in vogue. Although they are typically less than 1,800 square feet, they offer comfort and promote efficient living. Plus, they are practical and proficient too. Here is Continue Reading The post Nuclear Families Seeking Brilliance in House Plans? appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Vastu: 5 Tips When Planning Your Modern House

    Architects Bangalore
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    The meaning of vastu is dwelling, i.e. the home for God and Humans. Vastu shastra is centered on a variety of energies including solar energy and celestial energy. Balancing these energies can enhance peace, riches and success; say the shastras. Thus, if a house is constructed according to these principles, the resident therein enjoys heavenly bliss in life. Image Credits: Continue Reading The post Vastu: 5 Tips When Planning Your Modern House appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • Contemporary Architecture Design Plans | Architects in Coimbatore

    Architects Bangalore
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Why Go For Contemporary Architecture Designs Referred as the ‘Textile Capital of South’, Coimbatore has been ranked 4th among Indian cities in investment climate. Cosmopolitan culture, economical living, stumpy pollution with homogeneous climate through the year and rapid infrastructure growth makes Coimbatore an ideal investment destination… for contemporary residences. Today, many new home investors are opting for modern house designs Continue Reading The post Contemporary Architecture Design Plans | Architects in Coimbatore appeared first on Architects In Bangalore |…
  • House Designs with Fire Protection Systems | Architects in Salem

    Architects Bangalore
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    Prevent Fire Hazards On New Property Fires or sparks can be destructive. They can tear apart families and demolish homes. By flouting safety guidelines, just to save a few thousands, countless people fall prey to fire attacks and in worst cases, succumb to injuries. However, many fire mishaps are preventable. By using superior quality fire safety equipments, high property damages due to Continue Reading The post House Designs with Fire Protection Systems | Architects in Salem appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In Bangalore.
  • 5 Reasons Why Duplex House Plans Rank High

    Architects Bangalore
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    In tier II cities like Salem, where the real estate demand is growing, demand for dream house designs capture many discussions. Many people also want to make investments keeping in perspective multiple future benefits. Here investing in duplex house plans makes good logic due to following reasons: Discuss your Duplex House Plan requirements with Leading Architects in Salem Call +(91)-(80)-26612520 / +(91)-9845605777 1. Great for first time Continue Reading The post 5 Reasons Why Duplex House Plans Rank High appeared first on Architects In Bangalore | Interior Designers In…
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    Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog

  • 13 Out of this World Rooms that Take you Under the Sea

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    These rooms are out of this world -they all take you into the deep, under the sea! Some of these under the sea rooms are probably not what you would ever consider doing (or should attempt in your home), while others just might inspire an idea or two. So dive on in! To really get the feeling of being under the sea, the walls need to be transformed. You see everything from a simple paint job,
  • Creative Ikea Malma Mirror Hacks with Shells, Driftwood & Seaglass

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ikea's wide frame Malma Mirrors ($1.99) have a great surface to attach shells, driftwood, and seaglass. I tried my hand on this too. Take a look! A minimal but beautiful design for a Malma seashell mirror via iVillage. Gorgeous Ikea mirror makeover via Beachwood Place. This Ikea Malma mirror hack is done with Sanibel Shells! Via Pinterest. I'm loving the Ikea Driftwood Mirror. So simple and
  • Mixing Nautical & Coastal Pastels in a California Home

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I featured Carol's Darling California Cottage on Beach Bliss Living, now I'm giving you a peek into a home in her Ventura neighborhood that she showcased on her blog Art and Sand. The exterior of the home reminds me of New England. The style of the home is a mix of Classic Nautical and soft coastal pastel colors and patterns. You see nautical pieces throughout the house like the Oar Coat
  • DIY Wicker Basket Ideas with Paint & Rope for a Coastal, Beach & Nautical Vibe

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Natural materials are perfect for coastal, beach and nautical theme decorating, and I'm loving all the Beachy Wicker Basket Storage Solutions I've been seeing. To spruce up baskets you already have with paint, or create the look inexpensively with rope, check out these DIY wicker basket ideas! Create the look from Riviera Maison (a French store) and Stencil your favorite beach destination
  • Early Coastal Christmas Shopping

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The leaves haven't even fully turned yet, but I've already been seeing lots of Christmas pictures being shared on Pinterest. So here are a few great online stores where you can indulge in early coastal Christmas shopping! I'm especially loving all the awesome coastal Christmas pillows with sayings. I think I need one! Coastal Christmas at Outer Banks Trading Group Coastal Christmas at
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    BLOG - DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

  • Long, Skinny Pillows Are On-Trend, But Not-in-Stock Anywhere! Here's How To Get Some...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Have you noticed this trend in decorating?Designers are using unusually long, skinny pillows these days for an accent.For a room needing some punch, or if you need to fill out a long sofa or king-sized bed, the shapes of a long, skinny pillow do the job perfectly.Nothing says “custom-made” like an unusually shaped pillow.You can’t buy custom-made at Target, Home Goods, Pottery Barn, or Pier One — at least not in down, in a rich, luxurious fabric, in just the color you want with a hidden zipper in the bottom so you can take it apart and have it cleaned!No — those perks are only…
  • Today's 10 On-Trend Interior Design Links You'll Love! | #DesignRefresh

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Fall is in full swing! And, here at the DESIGNED studio, we are up to our eyeballs in fabrics, drawings, and goods that are coming in for installations.We’re moving into the final stretch of a lot of our jobs that we'll be finishing before the end of the year. Lots of photo shoots are coming up, so look for some new projects to check out over the next few months!Some of the delicious stuff we’ve been working on includes:A Zen, accessible bathroom remodel; a European-styled makeover for a home I worked on about 8-10 years ago (you won’t believe the transformation! ;-); a fabulous…
  • The Best Business Advice You'll Receive All Day: Never Negotiate Pricing. Here's Why...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    My yardman: I’ve spoken of him here on DESIGNED before.He’s honest, dependable, thorough, does quality work, is a really great salesman, and an absolute gentleman.One thing I’ve learned from him:Never drop your prices. RELATED: I Want To Tell You About My Yard Guy: He's Something Special. Here's Why... My first article about him...It was about how he began his landscape maintenance business, and how it was the most expensive one here in my neighborhood. When I started using him, my neighbors all paid less for their to have their yards done.However, when you want a job done right — and…
  • Use This Single-Color Trick To Make Any Room More Colorful

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve gotta say...I’ve never done this before.But I’m very interested.Yes, doing this definitely takes guts.‘Cause really... Things could go terribly wrong if they're not done effectively. An analogous color scheme Mixing varying shades of one color: It’s like an analogous color scheme.Except it’s closer than that.It’s tighter.But it’s also tricky to pull off.A green room could have everything from turquoise to hunter green to chartreuse in it.A pink room: fuschia to pepto.A red one: maroon to tomato.But if you do it right — if you effectively take that one color and move it…
  • Can A 'Girly' Daybed Be Made Masculine? Let's Find Out...

    DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Even though it's been 3-4 years since I designed that daybed (above) for a fictional teenage girl for my ASID Showhouse room, I'm still regularly asked..."How'd you make it?"That particular daybed became really popular the day Apartment Therapy devoted an entire article to it. When they published it, I started getting emails asking where it could be purchased or for instructions on how to make one. asked to publish the info and it's gotten a lot of repins on Pinterest as well Needless to say, that daybed — the one I call "The Phoebe Daybed" — has become quite popular.So…
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  • High Point Market Highlights – Fall 2014

    The Home
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    If you’re curious to see some of the fun finds from this fall’s High Point market, these video highlights will give you an insider look.  Industry expert and trend forecaster, Ellen Gefen, sums up some of the most popular showrooms to visit, as well as some fabulous new introductions found this fall. Watch this three-part video series! #hpmkt - Home Fashion Trends - Home Fashion News
  • Music To My Ears: Musical Influences in Home Furnishings

    The Home
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    With Market coming up, I always enjoy hitting up “Pre-Market” for a sneak peek and to share the latest trends. Musical influences surely captured my attention and I have to say, I love it! Collections from Pulaski, Hooker Furniture, and SYMBOL Audio all exhibited this musical mantra. Rhythm and Home is Pulaski’s new collection, which was inspired by jazz guitarist Matt Marshak. This table can serve as a bedside table or side table. Inspired by the silhouette of an amp, it actually plays music and has a hidden drawer! These are great for relaxing while listening to music; it just lets…
  • Best Dressed: How to Style Your Guest Room

    The Home
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Via The Project Girl Who doesn’t appreciate a night or two in a boutique hotel?  Give your overnight guests a five star experience with these surprisingly easy (and budget-friendly!) thoughtful details – all without having to leave home. Before you begin adding the fun stuff, make sure the basics are in place: a comfortable mattress (if yours is less than ideal, invest in a hypoallergenic mattress topper), a bedside table and lamp, wastebasket, a comfortable chair, a mirror, and room-darkening window shades.  Reserve some sheets just for guest bed use; for all-out luxe, buy the…
  • Pet Proofing Your Home Without Compromising Style

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

    The Home
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    No one wants to sit on their patio and look at a boring garden landscape. Traditional landscaping and gardening is like, so five years ago. Now, gardeners are ready to break out of the box (or pot) and get innovative with their landscape design. The trend of having “showpieces” within their flowery paradise is gaining momentum, and here are some unique gardening ideas to help get you on the right path to creating a garden worth showing and telling about on Pinterest. Take a chair you were just going to throw out and make it into a beautiful garden conversation piece: Via Oscar Mora That…
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  • You THINK you can’t make money with Facebook? Let’s take this outside.

    Lynne Knowlton
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
        Whoop whoop wham whoomph!  Let’s duke this out.  Are you hearing that you can’t earn moola with Facebook?  I’m calling bullshit.  That whole giddy up about Facebook being useless for advertising is exactly that.  Useless information. Here’s the truth:  … Read More!
  • Top 5 Instagrammers You Should Follow …

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

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

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

    Lynne Knowlton
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
      AVOCAADOOS for life. Tis an avo life for meee.     Tips and tricks on how to become an Avocado GURU Hi, I’m Tristan, Lynne Knowlton’s favourite daughter.  I work for her behind the scenes on her blog to give her … Read More!
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  • portuguese royal palaces – pena palace, sintra

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    A few months back I introduced you to one of the great Portuguese royal palaces, the Ajuda Palace, located in the verdant suburbs of Lisbon. Today, as I yearn for the dog days of summer, I’m doing as the Portuguese royals … Continue reading →This post portuguese royal palaces – pena palace, sintra first appeared on
  • stylish folding chairs for the home

    8 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Finding chic and stylish folding chairs might seem like a quest for the Holy Grail: nigh on impossible to accomplish!  We all grew up with the ubiquitous folding chairs; they were the go to for school assemblies, extended family lunches … Continue reading →This post stylish folding chairs for the home first appeared on
  • leleu furniture – the postwar years

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Leleu furniture has been at the pinnacle of good taste since the 1920s when it became synonymous with the exquisite sophistication of the Art Deco movement. The atelier was founded by Jules Leleu (1883-1961), a French provincial furniture designer who … Continue reading →This post leleu furniture – the postwar years first appeared on
  • remarkable decorative trays anybody?

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Few things in home decorating are as versatile as great decorative trays. I use them constantly in my projects to inject a little bit of personality into spaces. They are great for adding color and texture and also help to … Continue reading →This post remarkable decorative trays anybody? first appeared on
  • richard rabel: a 1930s Dallas home renovation (before and after)

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

  • Know when to call the landlord with a plumbing emergency

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    Photo credot: – Alice Renting an apartment, whether in a large city or in suburban sprawl, comes with responsibility; not only to maintain a positive rental history, but to avoid larger complications that can get in the way of work, or play. Some of this responsibility rests with you, the tenant, and some of it will necessitate your landlord’s involvement. For tenants, the rule of thumb is; “If it’s in the wall, think before you try DIY.” This includes electricity and plumbing. Most tenants are hesitant about electrical outlets, switches and breakers and will call the…
  • Five simple steps to keep your apartment tidy and clean

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Living on your own means you can walk around in your underwear, drink orange juice straight from the carton, and stay up as late as you want without annoying any roommates or family members. Unfortunately, it also means you have to do all of the cleaning too. Your mom’s not there to do your laundry, and you don’t have any roommates to wash the dishes that you used while cooking dinner. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep your apartment clean with these five tips. 1. Set a Date and Time Each Week for Cleaning Image via Flickr by Travis S. There are a few light chores that need to…
  • As Provided — Getting the Best Deals on Your Internet Package

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    Image by Ministerio TC Colombia, used under Creative Commons license. The Internet is now an essential part of everyday life and most of us at home are connected. But if you’re still looking to implement home broadband there are a few issues to consider that can make a difference to the price you pay. Where your apartment is located and, more importantly, the number of people in your apartment using the Internet should be taken into account when it comes to getting your Internet at a good price with the best broadband deals and the right provider. One connection, many people The amount of…
  • How To Take Charge Of Your Living Situation In Style

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Photo credit: There is a new craze sweeping across America when it comes to rentals—now that the economy is inching its way back to normalcy, there is a new interest in the benefits of luxury apartment rentals. In Minneapolis, two high-rises luxury apartment complexes are being built, the first to be seen there in decades.  In Chicago, high-rise rental buildings are also emerging on the coastline due to a strong demand for renting luxury apartments. In Silicon Valley, luxury condominiums aren’t selling, but tech-millionaires are interested in luxury apartments. In Bethesda, a…
  • Important considerations for choosing renters insurance

    6 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Photo credit: – Igor Insurance is one of those things we really don’t like paying for—after all, we may never have to use it. But, that is the whole point of it. We get it just in case. Some types are required of us, such as car insurance. When it comes to optional kinds, like renters insurance, most skip it for that very reason. We figure we will probably not need it, and don’t give it a second thought. In most cases, you are probably right, but you just never know what will happen. A good policy can give you peace of mind at the very least, and that is something that…
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  • Lucite pop art 80s clock

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Here is an interesting 6” tall by 4-1/4” wide by 1-7/8” deep table, desk, or shelf clock.  The mechanism is tucked behind the back of a bent piece of opaque off white, uniformly colored Lucite (acrylic).  Takes a single AA battery. The hands are made of metal, the hour hand is in red, the minute hand is in yellow.  The seconds are indicated by a black and blue disc that turns.  Set off from the base by just under an inch via four metal prongs is a 1/8" thick, transparent Lucite square (4 1/4" by 4 1/4") that is screened on the back in white with a very…
  • white Kartell waste bin

    8 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    This waste bin, though not in the best condition, is suited for kitchen, bathroom, or garage.  While it is marked Kartell on the bottom there is no marking to indicate a model number or designer.  It is definitely a rare item (I have heard this was designed by Olaf von Bohr, but have not been able to confirm).  It is entirely plastic in construction and has a foot pedal mechanism that tips the bin forward while simultaneously opening the lid.   
  • 4676 Portariviste | Giotto Stoppino | Kartell, Italy | 1972 | UPDATE

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    An update to my post of December 21, 2009, the 4 compartment Portariviste (4676) by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell.  It has been a long time since I’ve found this rack in a new color, but here is one in blue-green, almost seafoam green. eBay item 271612935009 ended September 28, 2014 at 00:54:31 PDT (Australia).  Five bidders placed 14 bids for the magazine rack, which sold for AU$59.00 (US$51.78).
  • Progressione di Tre sculpture | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1959

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Progressione di Tre translates to “Progression of Three.”  This sculpture, in its original box with the cubes individually wrapped, is in excellent condition.  Described as, “Conditions are perfect considering the age: no chips, no cracks, even edges and corners are undamaged.”  The container and sculpture is similar to the Relazione di Quattro (Relationship of Four) sculpture I posted about on December 16, 2009. A Progressione di Tre sculpture was previously sold for a hammer price of €800  at the February 15, 2011 Quittenbaum auction “Design – ‘La Dolce…
  • Poly Plex wall storage organizer

    26 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    While this particular item is unmarked, its look and its back indicate that it is a Poly Plex wall organizer, similar to this one, which is oriented differently.  Here is a vintage purple plastic wall organizer that measures 18” by 12-3/4”. This wall organizer is in the style of the UTEN.SILO and Wall-All by Dorothee Maurer-Becker.  Click to be taken to the UTEN.SILO I, UTEN.SILO II, or Wall-All III. This wall organizer is clearly designed for the bathroom, and features a mirror, three identical pockets, and a towel bar.  The Lucite bar is too tight to the frame to hold a…
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    New York Interior Design Blog

  • The Kemble Inn

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    To unwind, my husband Ross and I took a drive north to the Berkshires and spent time at Canyon Ranch with my sorority sister and her husband.  What a great day we had there!  It was a great way to relax, be healthy, work out and have a fantastic massage and spend quality time with a woman who I lived with for two years at Syracuse.  Would you believe our room was called The Closet?  I can attest to this and the fact that it was no bigger than my present walk-in closet.  How did we do it? I love staying at Bed and Breakfasts as they make me feel like I am truly experiencing New…
  • Spotlight on Arclinea

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    After a fabulous ASID NY Metro Chapter Annual Meeting a few weeks back, we attended the reception that was held at the beautiful Arclinea showroom in NYC. Arclinea New York Showroom Located next door to Hafele, on 26th Street off Madison Avenue, we were met with jaw dropping designs as we entered this long and narrow space full of dream kitchen after dream kitchen. Arclinea New York Showroom We are in love with the kitchen below!  Stunning!  And we love the open storage on the side which really makes access to cookbooks and other items easy breezy! Arclinea New York Showroom Arclinea…
  • New Arrivals for the Kavante Furniture Collection!

    12 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Kavante is a furniture collection with a wide variety of unique pieces.  The designer behind the line, Kim Kavante is a colleague and fellow ASID Member and Industry Partner.  She is amazing!  Today we would like to share with you a few of our favorites. The first is the Supai Credenza.  We love the faceted face of each door done in a high gloss white lacquer with an African walnut frame.  The polished steel legs and handles add a great finishing touch on this piece.  Especially clever is the way in which the legs and handles meet to create a clean line.  Design genius! Kavante Supai…
  • Spotlight on Old Barn Wood Co.

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we are featuring an innovative firm - Old Barn Wood Co.  They dismantle old barns that are beyond repair/falling down and reclaim and sell the wood to be reused in current projects.  This is a way to reuse and re-purpose wood that would otherwise be tossed. The sheer age and character of the wood can add such a special and unique element to a space.  There are so many uses for this incredibly beautiful barn board.  Below is an out of the box application.  The wood is used to create an accent wall in a living room.  This adds such depth and character to the space! Old Barn Wood…
  • Beautiful Bamboo Doors!

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bamboo has been a favorite newcomer of ours for a while.  We have installed bamboo floors, designed and fabricated cabinetry but are yet to use bamboo doors. We stumbled upon these incredible doors and wanted to share this source with you.  They are absolutely beautiful!  Check out a few of our favorites from a company called Green Leaf Doors! We are loving this flat panel bamboo door with sleek stainless steel inlays!  What a pleasant and unexpected mix of materials! Green Leaf Doors Flush 4 Panel Honey Woven with Stainless Steel Inlays For a more “Arts and Crafts” vibe, the…
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    Courtney Price Design

  • How to Set an Artful Table- Entertaining Advice From An Expert

    Courtney Price
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Wow your guests with an artful table- advice from an entertaining expert Related posts: Pedro Friedeberg Art Traditional Home Hosts – Is Your Bar Ready for Entertaining?
  • Tompkins Lloyd Interiors

    Courtney Price
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Julie Lloyd and Clair Tompkins show you how design is done in Dallas: Related posts: Modern Luxury Interiors Texas – Net Worker Interiors Now Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors
  • Sherle Wagner for Luxury Bath

    Courtney Price
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    True Luxury derives enjoyment from everyday experiences... Related posts: Sherle Wagner, Yes Please! We Are Talking Bath Trends at Huff Post Home! Hostess Gifts: Bath Products
  • Burrata on Toast

    Courtney Price
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Next time you are planning what to grill, factor in an appetizer to snack on while you grill- this burrata on sourdough is delicious~ Related posts: Watermelon Salad Keeping Bread Fresh Compound Butter
  • Convert Your Existing Desk to a Standing Desk with Varidesk

    Courtney Price
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    the popular desk choice of Fortune500- a converted desk to stand/sit... Related posts: If Sitting Is the New Smoking- Are Standing Desks the New Electronic Cigarettes? Lumo Body Lift – Health Gadget Biz Stone: on Being An Entrepreneur
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    Inhabit Blog

  • Running a Home Business: Don’t Forget These Points

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Running your very own small business from the comfort of your own home is the dream for many people. No boss, no office politics and no commute. It’s much easier to set up now than it ever used to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 Apps To Help You Go Green

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    From losing weight to organizing finances, there’s a huge selection of apps available to make life easier. But did you know there are also a host of apps that can help you become more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Decorating for Fall on a Budget

    10 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Fall is a time of year that many people look forward to and enjoy, thanks to its warm days and cool nights, the beauty of the leaves changing on the trees and falling to the ground, and the sweet... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Will a New Kitchen Help Your Home Sell?

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Are there no buyers coming for your home? Do buyers disappear after viewings without even muting the possibility of an offer? It may be time to have a look at the kitchen. In the property market of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Infuse Smartness into Your Office Decor with Wall Murals

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Murals are rapidly surfacing as the way forward when it comes to decorating your office spaces. Murals are an attractive and pleasant alternative to drab wallpaper and decorations, and provide a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 5 Ideas To Help You Create Your Living Room Style

    Melina Divani
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    Coming up with a design for your living room can seem like a bit of a challenge for you. There are times when you need a color palette but don’t seem to get it right. In the next couple of paragraphs, we are going to take a look at 5 living room styles that can be a jump-start to creating your own personalized style. To start us off, the palette that you use matters a lot in the final result. The color scheme you decide on should be balanced and with all the right complementary colors. Outlines that are in a different color bring a clean look to the house. Textures also add some jazz to…
  • 8 Easy and Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Decorations

    Melina Divani
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. has its roots in cultural and religious traditions, as well as being celebrated secularly. It is also a day to gather around the table with family and friends to give thanks for delicious Thanksgiving Day foods like dressing, turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and bread pudding! However, the feast would not be complete without beautiful Thanksgiving Day table decorations. With the right Thanksgiving Day table decorations, the holiday becomes even more heartening and convivial. I’ve come up with eight lovely Thanksgiving Day table decorations…
  • Modernistic Design

    Melina Divani
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Spacious living creates a wonderfully open environment that emits beauty and generosity. This home certainly manages to emulate everything that is magnificent about great spaces decorated with fine furnishings. It starts with the exterior of the home with its many French and rooftop windows. Inside are all white walls and ceilings leaving a blank canvas for one to create whatever ambiance they desire. The modernistic, chic appeal of the setting in this home is very harmonious. There’s a sense of Feng-Shui in the way the furnishings are arranged around the space. The minimalist design is…
  • Traditional Comfort With A Modern Twist

    Melina Divani
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    A beautiful home reminiscent of traditional times is what this beautiful abode emanates. The home is amicable in character and design, and radiates warmth and serenity. Comfort and charm is the essence of the décor and structure throughout the home’s décor. The furnishings are universal and can easily gratify anyone’s taste. It’s timeless. It’s what anyone would expect when searching for a comfortable well designed and constructed place to rest their weary feet and lay their head. The home was once an old barn that was renovated to its current loveliness. The restoration really…
  • 18 Driftwood Decor Ideas

    Melina Divani
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Decoration using driftwood involves use of reclaimed old wood for creation of new and amazing designs. Designers have made different structures out of driftwood ranging from tables, lamps, stools, racks ,jewelries, candle holder, wall shelf or photo display. Driftwood is also very cool for table decoration – for centerpieces, place mats and table garlands. To begin with, driftwood is designed to form a thick base that holds a wide rectangular glass or another smooth) which are used as dinning room and sitting room tables. It has been employed extensively to this use in the 20th and 21st…
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    Brabbu | Design Forces

  • First look at High Point Market Style Spotters Fall 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    High Point Market started even before its official oppening…we talk about one month earlier! Around world, furniture design fans gathered on social networks to make their own predictions and preview about how this Fall Market would be regarding to Style Spotters trends. Some details were considered to establish “Fall 2014 New Products” label. Texture to create dramatic visual impact; silhouette to emphasize shapes; traditional techniques in handmade design furniture detail; minimalist and mid-century modern llighting and highlights in neutral colors…and bold colors for…
  • BRABBU introduces you Meredith Heron, HPMarket Style Spotter

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    And here we are once again to bring you the latest High Point Market news! 21st of October , day 4 at North Carolina’s trade show! For the last 4 days, BRABBU has giving you a quick reviews about Style Spotters, and today BRABBU introduces you Meredith Heron. Meredith Heron is an eclectic Interior Designer with an obsession: Color. She creates rooms with that glamorous, feminine and familiar sensation through the combination of layered hues with patterns and textures. “I see myself as a storyteller. Clients hire me to write their biographies but instead of words i use fabrics,…
  • BRABBU Introduce you Nicole Gibbons, HPMarket Style Spotter

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Are you ready to know one more High Point Market‘s Style Spotter? Today, BRABBU introduce you Nicole Gibbons! Nicole Gibbons is an interior designer featured in top media outlets, who shares decorating tips on her So Haute blog. She shows how she fearlessly mixes color, pattern and texture in ways that thrill. Nicole actually never thought about having a career as a designer, but always maintained an interest in interior design. Truth is she has a lifelong passion for design coupled with a fun, unpretentious approach to decorating and a strong media presence. Because of that, in early…
  • BRABBU introduce you Denise McGaha, HPMarket Style Spotter

    18 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    High Point Market 2014 oficially started! At the moment we writing this article, Style Spotters already started to give their first interior design insights through social networks, sharing their early High Point Market 2014 fall trends. Among 2014 Style Spotters, BRABBU wrote about Mizti Beach, Shay Geyer, Jeanne Chung and Michelle Workman. Now is time to introduce you Denise McGaha, an official High Point Market 2014 Style Spotter. Style Spoter Denise McGaha is known for her adventurous and exhilarating interior designs. Consistently ahead of the home design curve her projects are an…
  • Design Agenda Preview:Top 5 Exhibitors at Interieur Kortrijk

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    This year the Biennale Interieur that takes place at Kortijk, Belgium celebrates its 24th. From the 17th to the 26th of October the bi-annual fair will be presenting a selected number of international architectural and interior design brands showing their novelties, with a remarkable cultural programe based on the motto “The Home Does Not Exist”. Exhibitors will be expected to feature high quality; functional products through materials, forms, aesthetic and craft which will be later translate into trends in world of interiors. Either you are planning to visit the fair or only wanting to…
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    Home Decor + Home Lighting Blog

  • Decor Inspiration: Livable Spaces

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    What makes a home livable for you? Great functionality? Color? Comfortable furnishings? Beautiful decorative accessories? Perhaps it’s all of those elements merged into one amazing design. Today’s post features spaces that we think are very livable for a variety of reasons. We hope you’ll take a look and see what you think. Please enjoy! Open and airy, this light-filled living space is multi-functional and brought to life with pops of bold red, Would this home be livable for you? For those who love an eclectic environment, this vintage home with a lovely retro look would do…
  • Bold Decor: Pops & Splashes of Orange

    9 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Fall foliage can be stunning, as trees turn from green to brilliant color combinations including an amazing array of orange hues. Naturally our thoughts have turned to orange for inspiration in home decor projects. Last week’s post here at Arcadian Home Blog was entitled “8 Ways to Decorate with Orange.” Today, we’re excited to share some of our home decor accessories that can bring pops and splashes orange into autumn-inspired interior spaces. Enjoy! via This color-infused bedroom is awash in bold color that could have come straight from nature’s changing of the…
  • 8 Ways to Decorate with Orange

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    At once vibrant, bold and bright, orange can bring a warm and cozy, inviting look to home decor. From the front door to the bath, orange’s many brilliant hues can infuse interior and exterior spaces with a happy vibe. Here are some of our favorite ways to bring orange home: This brilliant orange front door is spectacular with brass hardware. Welcome to my house! Bold and beautiful, a white staircase gets an orange makeover in a big way with this fiery color running up the steps. Repeating the vibrant hue as a stripe just above the baseboard means double visual impact. This living room…
  • Decor for Boys: Colorful Decorative Accessories

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    For a very long time, blue has been the color palette of choice for boys’ rooms. We don’t think that trend is going away any time soon. Blues of all sorts seem just right for walls, rugs, bedding and decorative accessories. However, as you see below, blue plays well with many other accent colors. Think bright primary hues on a background of pale blue or a lovely mix of softer colors for an altogether different look. Here’s what we’re loving today: via Sky blue walls and pristine white woodwork are the backdrop for darker blue and bright red accents in this cheerful…
  • Decor for Girls: Pink Decorative Accessories

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Pink is such a joyful color for a child’s room. Seeing through rose colored glasses comes to mind. Infusing a nursery or little girl’s room with pink brings a rosy glow to the space. Whether you’re creating a new nursery or updating an already existing room, a few thoughtfully chosen decorative accessories in a range of pink hues can help create a happy place in which to thrive and grow. via We love this happy space, especially the elephant wall art and the pink roadster. Can you look at that little car and not smile? We didn’t think so. Speaking of elephants or in…
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  • 5 Garden Landscaping Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    A garden is a peaceful and restorative place, whether it consists of a few square feet of patio space or […] The post 5 Garden Landscaping Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank appeared first on Founterior.
  • Octobor 31st Ideas for Kids Entertainment

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Kids love this holiday! And since there is so little time to come, you need to be prepared and find […] The post Octobor 31st Ideas for Kids Entertainment appeared first on Founterior.
  • Modern Ways to Order Your Books in a Home Library

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Bookcases are essential part of homes which tend and to have this kind of intelligent looking interiors. Usually, people who […] The post Modern Ways to Order Your Books in a Home Library appeared first on Founterior.
  • Decorate your Home or Garden for Halloween

    25 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Halloween is quickly approaching and we need to prepare out homes and gardens for the big night. Have you ever […] The post Decorate your Home or Garden for Halloween appeared first on Founterior.
  • Great Ideas for Black, White, Glass and Corner Wall Shelves

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    There are many ways to style your home and one of them is to use shelves. They are great because […] The post Great Ideas for Black, White, Glass and Corner Wall Shelves appeared first on Founterior.
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  • Perk up your home’s style with these 10 easy pick-me-up ideas

    Wendy Weinert
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    We all need a pick-me-up now and then to feel energized, refreshed or to put us in a better mood. Some people turn to coffee, while others might prefer a sugary treat (I personally love both). You might not know it, but your home could probably use a pick-me-up, too. When your space is lacking in energy or just needs a small change to feel different, consider these 10 simple solutions. 1. Use a rug to add color or warmth. A rug is a simple way to prevent a room from feeling bare. 2. If you already have a rug, try layering the look. Layered rugs can give your home a designer look, and…
  • Fall DIY projects: Winterizing your home

    Wendy Weinert
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    As they say on the popular TV show Game of Thrones, winter is coming. Before the snow falls and the freezing temperatures begin, tackle these seven DIY projects to winterize your home and prepare for the colder season. 1. Clean the gutters Photo credit: HGTV In the fall, leaves and other debris often fill up gutters, causing them to become clogged. Prevent your home from becoming damaged by regularly inspecting and cleaning your gutters this season. 2. Put away your outdoor furniture You can still enjoy your outdoor patio in the fall, but pay attention to the changes in temperature and the…
  • How to accessorize with metallics

    Wendy Weinert
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    A touch of shimmer and shine can go a long way when decorating a room. For me, the best way to get that right amount of glam without overdoing it is by accessorizing with metallics. When paired with the right furniture and decor, metals like gold, silver and bronze can make a room look dazzling and comfortable at the same time. Here are my three basic rules for accessorizing with metallics. Rule #1 Don’t be afraid to mix it up! Photo credit: Popsugar In the past, the rule was to pick one metal for each room. That rule no longer applies, and designers are even starting to create light…
  • 7 considerations when choosing colors for your home

    Wendy Weinert
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    If you’re redecorating your home or starting from scratch, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make for each room is the color scheme. The colors you choose can have a huge influence on the end result, so it’s good to feel confident with every purchase you decide to make. To choose colors you’ll love (and continue to love), let these seven considerations be your guide throughout the decorating process. 1. Light:  Photo Credit: BuzzFeed That paint color might look great online, but will it look as good in your home with the lighting you have? Try getting…
  • 5 easy and budget-friendly halloween DIY craft ideas

    Wendy Weinert
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    Halloween is just around the corner. If you haven’t started decorating, now is the perfect time! These five DIY ideas are budget-friendly, easy to do (even if you’re not very crafty) and a great way to bring the fun spirit of Halloween into your home. 1. Tin can luminaries Put your tin cans to good use by turning them into luminaries! Simply use a hammer and nail to poke holes into the can, paint it and place a candle inside. You can choose to create any Halloween design or phrase you wish. (via jollymom) 2. Web-covered wreath You don’t have to spend hours crafting to have…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Fun Halloween Ideas To Add Spook And Sparkle To Your Home

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Fall is in the air and that means Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you go all out and decorate your house from top to bottom, or enjoy the simple pleasures of carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating with the kids, Halloween has been known as the unofficial start of the holiday season. Here are some fun and easy Halloween decorating ideas to bring some spook and sparkle to the inside and outside of your home: Pumpkin Balloons All you need is your favorite fall-colored balloons, a permanent marker, fun geometric shapes and a spooky imagination. You blow up the balloons, draw faces…
  • Keep Your Jewelry Appraisals Up-To-Date to Save Money!

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    In today’s market, keeping your jewelry appraisals up-to-date on your insurance policy can save you money in the case of an unfortunate event. More than $1 billion in jewelry is lost or stolen in the United States every year. A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported that 59% of consumers have not compiled a list or inventory of their possessions. Of those that did, 27% did not include photos and 28% did not have a backup copy kept in a safe place. Whether it’s emotional or monetary, protecting your assets and taking the time to appraise,…
  • Timeless Kitchen Design Elements

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners rely on their personal styles to tailor their renovation according to their individual tastes. Turning to a more classic look can be the perfect balance of creating a timeless look with a personal flair. Granite Transformations offers a variety of options to custom design the perfect classic kitchen that will never go out of style. 1. Cabinetry: White or cream-colored cabinets define a timeless, classic kitchen style that will match nearly any countertop or backsplash. 2. Clean Architectural Details: Simple, classic details (like islands with legs,…
  • Top Home Improvement Trends to Make the Most of Your Home

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Today’s savvy home buyers are opting for smaller houses that offer space which is efficient, flexible and allows for stress-free living. Here are some hot home improvement trends that can make your “home-sweet-home” a little sweeter. • Maintenance-free Exterior Siding – Fiber-cement siding is becoming one of the fastest-growing divisions of the siding market. Made from a combination of cement, sand and cellulosic fibers, it looks like wood – but will not rot, combust or give way to termites and other wood-boring insects. It is more expensive than paint-grade wood, vinyl and…
  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

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

    Vidya Sudarsan
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Hello everyone! My previous page was on Spanish architecture, and I'm continuing this theme with a special page on authentic Olives from Spain! In this page, I've got an interesting interview with Chef Annie Sibonney on different types of olives and how to present them on a platter for parties and picnics. Her Spanish recipes are delicious, quick, and perfect for appetizers of any kind! Lastly, Olives of Spain has generously offered a giveaway to one of my readers! This fabulous giveaway consists of an elegant olive serving dish, a can of delicious Olives from Spain, branded toothpicks, a…
  • The Spanish Style

    Vidya Sudarsan
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    I find Spanish villas, cottages, farmhouses, and historical homes to be very airy, warm, cozy and softly decorated to be able to enjoy the coastal Mediterranean breeze. I love the fact that older homes in Spain are preserved and are totally renovated to suit the current lifestyle. How often do we see someone living in a 200 year old home?I see a lot of this architecture where I live, i.e. in California, and wish I could re-model our home with Spanish style touches here and there. Well, hope you find my collection authentic and agree with this list as well. Please take a moment and comment on…
  • Chic French Interiors

    Vidya Sudarsan
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    Continuing my mini-series on an architectural world tour..  I've got a page on French interiors for you. What's not to love-they're elegant, stylish, romantic, dreamy!  Decorators around the world are trying to replicate French style, so I carefully picked authentic pictures that showcase true Parisian design and glamor.Here's what I see find in common with each of these spaces:rooms outlined with detailed interior-moldings and intricate patternstall windowsdramatic lighting effects are created by crystal chandeliers and ornate sconcesvintage furnitureneutral, inviting tonesantique…
  • Traditional Indian Homes

    Vidya Sudarsan
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:20 pm
    I'm thrilled to take you on an architectural world tour - starting with Indian homes! I plan to feature different interiors such as -- Spanish, Scandinavian, Mexican, French, and so on in the near future. I can see myself living happily in any style... and I absolutely admire each and every decor style.Traditional Indian homes are typically decorated in rich colors, and intricate patterns. You will also find exotic textiles, and embroidered tapestry around the home. My favorite is a wooden swing which magically hangs in the living room. I have experienced this in my home in India and I can…
  • Pumpkins and Gourds

    Vidya Sudarsan
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    What are you planning to do with the pumpkins and gourds this year? Well, if you are not sure.. I've a blog page filled with unique ways to decorate your home with these kooky vegetables. I stumbled upon a few amazing DIY's and most of them seem doable.. Will you create a teddy bear, pumpkin family, or spray paint gourds and pumpkins? Which one is your favorite? Look forward to hearing from…
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  • A Nod to Old Time Movie Making: Flags of Origin

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    According to Flags of Origin: We used the London Chesterfield Sofa for a large commercial Entertainment studio called Deluxe Entertainment. The main idea was to take a very commercial building and provide a “movie making” atmosphere within. The chesterfields provide a 1920′s nod to old time movie making, the vintage trunks nod to the styling and staging that happens, and the reclaimed lighting rig was adapted as a light with a custom hand blown glass globe almost as a nod to the ‘green light at the end of the dock” in The Great Gatsby. Flags of Origin specilizes…
  • Never Trust Anyone Who Doesn’t Love Cheese: Mintwood Home

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

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

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

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

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    If you love interior design, but feel like the clean lines and sleek finishes of much contemporary furniture is too clinical for you, perhaps you can find solace in rural living - the earthy colours and natural materials of a rustic-style room.   A rustic living room. We have compiled our 5 top tips for achieving an authentic, rustic look in your living space... 1. Keep it Real Stick to natural materials as much as you can, artisanal furniture made of wood, stone and naturally dyed fabrics can connect your home to wider world around it. How about this beautiful table by Gila Timur,…
  • Country Life Fair 2014

    10 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    Last week, the Country Life Fair took place at London's Fulham Palace and The Longest Stay had a very busy, but exciting weekend as part of the annual event. Conceived to bring the countryside to town, the array of stands and activities showed off the very best of British rural life, from local food and antiques, to the finest properties and products to buy.  We have explored every hidden corner to find out the best experiences and exhibitions that the fair had to offer. Our eyes were glued to the tweed-infused-catwalks at the Grand Marquee Stage where a range of designers showcased…
  • What's On | October 2014 Events

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    Welcome to The Longest Stay's October edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of October 2014. So much to see, so little time! 1-3 October World Architecture Festival, Singapore Now in its 7th year, the World Architecture Festival presents the finest in global architecture. The Festival attracts visitors from all over the world to share their work and to be inspired by the high quality of projects exhibited. 6-12 October London Cocktail Week, Covent Garden  Calling all cocktail lovers! Taking…
  • Decorating Your Hallway

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Hallways can be challenging spaces to decorate. They’re not quite rooms, and come in obscure shapes and sizes — and yet they’re what connects the rest of the house together. Often, in fact, they are the first thing you see upon entering a home, and sometimes, first impressions are everything.  Create a jaw-dropping entrance hall with these easy-to-apply ideas and tips: 1. The Understatement Less is more. Light is vital in making the most of a narrow space. Use a neutral, pale colour on the walls and if the natural light is not good, invest in a simple but bright pendant…
  • Made in Britain: Established & Sons

    3 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    We can't get enough of all the beautiful products that are made in Britain, here's one brand we're particularly in love with...(plus a few others we couldn't leave out) This content does not work on your device, please try visiting this page on a PC or device with a larger screen.
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    Modern Interior Design & Furniture - Decoist

  • Innovative Contemporary Kitchen With Serene Style!

    Sherry Nothingam
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    When we talk of kitchen designs and inspirations, then it is Italian kitchen compositions that often come to the fore. But today, we move to a different European nation and take a look at a gorgeous contemporary kitchen that exudes a relaxing, tranquil vibe. Leicht is one of the leading kitchen makers from Germany for the past 80 years and its latest lineup of sleek and fashionable modern kitchens bring together two exclusive lineups from the company. The Pinta /Orlando kitchen is all about a smart blend of trendy modern units along with light wooden elements that bring home inviting…
  • Trendy Coffee Table Ideas For The Modern Minimalist

    Sherry Nothingam
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    While the couch is the main protagonist of the living room, it the coffee table that lends invaluable support both in terms of aesthetics and practicality. The quest for a unique coffee table is often endless and contemporary designers are providing homeowners with an amazing array of choices that seem simply endless. While a couple of months ago we took at some curvy coffee tables from Jesse, today we have three living room decor finds that promise to add glamour, versatility and minimal magic to the space.Rectangular coffee tables often are perceived as mundane, but that view of yours will…
  • Transition Your Fall Decor to Winter with Metallic Flair

    Kate Simmons
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Yes, the fall weather has just made an appearance, and we’re already using the word “winter”! That’s because if you’re into design like we are, you’ve likely noticed the winter collections hitting your favorite retailers. Seem a little early to be shopping for winter decor? This post is for you! Did you know that many of the items you display for a stylish fall can nicely be transitioned into winter? Especially if your fall decor is of the metallic variety. Read on for all the details…Shiny CushionsTextured, metallic items make the perfect festive…
  • 6 Easy Ways To Give Your Home A Quick Halloween Makeover

    Sherry Nothingam
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    It’s that time of the year again when we celebrate spooky ghosts and scary monsters, and we get to dress up in any insane fashion of our choice. It is a magical time really! With Halloween just over a week away, it is obviously high time to start giving your house the complete ‘haunted’ makeover. Yet, most of us either leave it too late or simply do not have enough time on our hands to get the job done. Others might be new to decorating the home for Halloween all on their own and are overwhelmed with the wide variety of available choices.Getting your dining room ready for Halloween!
  • Eco-Friendly Pet Playhouse With Scandinavian Style!

    Sherry Nothingam
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    When it comes to home design and decorating, we tend to plan for our own necessities and those of each and every member of the family. But what about that little furry friend who brightens those dull moments and puts a smile on your face after a long, hard day? Transforming the world of pet decor and playhouses with color, pattern and a tinge of sizzle is Petbo, an eco-friendly pet playhouse that brings together form and function! Petbo is perfect for your little kitten and gives it a playground that also blends in with the style and theme of your modern living space or outdoor deck.One of…
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    Leovan Design

  • Contemporary Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Contemporary interior design style makes a space feel comfortable and welcoming without being dark and cluttered. It conveys modernity and style.The form and shape of the furniture used are the most important elements when designing a contemporary space.  The Contemporary style is represented by clean lines, open modern spaces, and accents in bold shades. This style is equally
  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Home maintenance during the fall is very important for preparing your home for the winter season.  Here is a checklist for home maintenance during the fall: Interior Fall Maintenance Have your home heating system inspected and serviced by a home heating professional. Clean or change your HVAC air filters. Check your attic insulation. Make sure your attic insulation is not covering
  • Fall Lawn Care Tips

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

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

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

  • Best Latex Mattress Topper – Top 4 Reviews

    Nick Vinken
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Latex mattress toppers are known for being healthy, durable and made of natural materials (rubber derivatives). They are firm and give your body enough support while sleeping. They reduce risks of body aches as they reduces pressure on joints and relaxes muscles. If you are looking to buy a good mattress topper, than keep an eye… Read More » Best Latex Mattress Topper – Top 4 Reviews is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Latex Mattress Topper – Top 4 Reviews appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Vacuum Under 200 Dollars – An Overview

    Nick Vinken
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    You will agree with me that vacuums are not only an essential tool in homes but they go a long way in keeping your apartment clean. Without these vacuums, lovely apartments wouldn’t be better than a pig farm. The usefulness of a vacuum cannot be over emphasized. That’s why in this article I will be… Read More » Best Vacuum Under 200 Dollars – An Overview is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Vacuum Under 200 Dollars – An Overview appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Electric Frying Pan – Top 3 Electric Fry Pan Reviews

    Nick Vinken
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Electric frying pans are easily one of the quickest, cheapest ways you can get more cooking space in your kitchen. They are great to make side dishes in while the main course is bubbling away on your stovetop. Much the same as a traditional skillet, the best electric frying pan can be used to pan… Read More » Best Electric Frying Pan – Top 3 Electric Fry Pan Reviews is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Electric Frying Pan – Top 3 Electric Fry Pan Reviews appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Cervical Pillow for Side Sleepers: Top 3 Cervical Pillow Reviews

    Nick Vinken
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Are you not getting a good night’s rest because of neck pain? Then it’s very likely that you don’t have a pillow that fully supports your cervical spine. Side sleepers often experience neck problems. This is no surprise, as sleeping on your side is not a very ‘natural’ position. Too get rid of these neck… Read More » Best Cervical Pillow for Side Sleepers: Top 3 Cervical Pillow Reviews is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Cervical Pillow for Side Sleepers: Top 3 Cervical Pillow Reviews appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
  • Best Bartender Bottle Opener – Top 5 Openers for Bartending

    Nick Vinken
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Ever wanted to own a quality bottle opener that is used by actual bartenders? Or maybe you are a bartender looking for a top class bottle opener that won’t let you down. Then you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve  listed a top 5 of the best bartender bottle openers. Whetter you are bartending or… Read More » Best Bartender Bottle Opener – Top 5 Openers for Bartending is a post from: First Apartment Checklist The post Best Bartender Bottle Opener – Top 5 Openers for Bartending appeared first on First Apartment Checklist.
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  • Understanding Crystal Chandelier and its Elements

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Having sold many crystal chandeliers over the years, we have learned a few things about these beautiful objects. Nowadays, people call even the tiniest light fixture a chandelier or a crystal chandelier. Believe me when I say I have seen it, heard it and touched it. Let them call it what they want. One thing for sure; I know one when I see one. For example, the chandeliers in the Plaza Hotel in New York City are the true definition of a crystal chandelier. I think a crystal chandelier should have character or some sort of story behind it such as the ones in the Versailles Palace in France, or…
  • Bookcase Lighting

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    Built-in bookshelves add such architectural interest to a room so you want lights that really compliment their design.  While sourcing some lights for a client recently I came across several great options.  We are working on her library room and we wanted some stylish lighting to create a soft glow, but first we had to narrow down which style would work best.There are swing arm sconces like this Landmark Lighting polished chrome one: Which can create a great look similar to this: via Kemble Interiors Or more traditional style sconces with a fabric shade like…
  • Style Your...

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
     Dresser The top of a dresser needs to be functional as well as look pretty. I like a pair of lamps at either end for light; a framed photo or two or maybe a small piece of framed art; a tray to hold clutter like glasses, watches, and perfume; a bowl for smaller items like rings and change; and a plant or vase of flowers for something natural. Trays   Art   Lidded Bowl  Lamp   Coffee Table A coffee table also needs to be functional while still looking pretty. Large stacked books look inviting while also creating an…
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    Decor Girl

  • Diamond (Sinks) Are A Kitchen’s Best Friend

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Today's kitchen sink question for consumers is 1 bowl or 2. What if you could have the benefits of both? The BLANCO DIAMOND low divide 1 3/4 bowl does it. Read More
  • 7 Tips For Drapery Success In Today’s Home

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Do you hang pictures on your wall without a frame? Go out of the house before you’ve finished dressing? Doubtful on both accounts.  The same logic applies to windows.  Rarely can a window go completely undressed.  Check out these seven … Read More
  • Warning: Don’t Label The Vessel Sink A Fad

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The vessel sink can make a bathroom fresh and stylish. While it adds an instant update to, it is here to stay, not in danger of becoming a fad. Read More
  • How To Shop Like An Interior Designer

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Don't allow interior or home decor shopping to overwhelm you, let this post serve as a DIY guide for how to avoid a room full of items which do not work. Read More
  • Car Enthusiast Profile: Neill Watson – Driver & Photographer

    Lisa M. Smith (The Decor Girl)
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Meet driving instructor, photographer, editor and car enthusiast Neill Watson. From Lotus to Toyota to Ferrari to Porsche, learn what makes him tick. Read More
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    Just Wood Flooring Blog

  • The benefits of jatoba hardwood flooring

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    One key trend we have noticed in recent years is the increasing popularity of various exotic species of hardwood. One of these species which has seen its popularity skyrocket thanks to this trend is jatoba, also known as Brazilian cherry. Jatoba is often referred to as Brazilian cherry due to its rich colour, similar to that of mahogany. It used to be that these rare, exotic species were difficult to get hold of, and were seen as a luxury, reserved only for those who could afford them. Times have changed, however, and more and more providers can supply these beautiful flooring options at…
  • What Colour Wood Flooring Should I Pick

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    Here at Just Wood we have a vast range of wood flooring in a number of wood types and finishes. We provide a huge selection for you to choose from, but how do you know which one is right for you? Choosing the best wood flooring for your home is important and you need to consider a number of factors, but the two most important ones are the size and style of your room. Home Style One of the main factors you need to consider when choosing which wood you want for your flooring is the style of your home. Is it modern and minimalist or traditional and busy, or somewhere in between? If you have a…
  • How can I protect my hardwood flooring from pets?

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    One issue that seems to be raised over and over again when discussing hardwood flooring is that of pets, especially cats and dogs. You will constantly hear people worrying that hardwood flooring wouldn’t be suitable for their home due to them having a pet. Or people may debate whether or not they would be able to get a family pet if they already have wooden floors in their home. Nobody would want to deprive themselves of the joy and companionship provided by having a family pet, but what about your floorboards? Cats and dogs have claws, and surely these claws could cause damage to your…
  • Maple Wood Flooring

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    Maple wood flooring is one of the most popular choices of wooden floors. Here at Just Wood we have a wide selection of maple wood flooring in the light and subtle shades that are common to the maple tree. It is a strong and durable wood that also has an attractive finish that’s perfect for both modern and traditional homes. Maple Trees There are two main types of maple trees that are used to create maple wood flooring; the European maple, commonly known as the sycamore, and the hard maple. The European maple is known for having no taste or smell and so is often used in chopping boards…
  • Make the most of your conservatory with hardwood flooring

    3 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    During the summer, there are few better feelings than setting up a comfy chair and relaxing in your garden in the warm, summer sun. But sadly, summer is behind us, and as the temperatures continue to drop and the days get shorter, the opportunities to spend time relaxing outside become few and far between. Don’t worry though, as there is a solution to your problem – a conservatory. Conservatories have always been popular, but recent years have seen their numbers skyrocket. Not only does a conservatory provide you with extra space in your home, but it gives you the benefits of…
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    The Sofa & Chair Company Blog | Interior Design Ideas

  • 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,…
  • Collaboration with Zinc Textile

    Robertas Domarkas
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    The Sofa & Chair Company is doing a collaboration with Zinc Textile.From the 21st of September at the Zinc Textile flagship showroom in London we will be displaying a wide variety of innovative furniture pieces upholstered in complementing fabrics by Zinc Textile.  Come and visit Zinc Textile showroom at Unit 1, Chelsea Wharf, 15 Lots Road, London, SW10 0QJ 
  • Parisian Chic: French-Inspired Interior Design Ideas for Your Living Room

    Robertas Domarkas
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    There is something instantly recognisable, not to mention appealing, about the Parisian style.If you’ve ever strolled through the cobbled streets of Montmartre in the evening, or walked along the elegant banks of the River Seine, you’ll know that Parisian design encompasses an enticing blend of refinement, opulence, and more than a little bit of sensuality.As a result, the Parisian theme works perfectly in the living room, creating a bold, statement look that offers grandeur and comfort in equal measures.Interior Design Ideas: Living Rooms, à La Française. Bringing a taste of Paris to…
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    Home Stratosphere

  • Clean Lines and Soft Light & Colors Brighten Up this Contemporary Kitchen by Drury Design

    HS Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Along with our comprehensive gallery featuring selections across Drury Designs’ line of kitchen designs, we want to share some of the individual examples featuring individual kitchens.  This gallery features a kitchen renovation project adding clean lines and light in a contemporary design. While remodeling the entire home, Drury converted a dimly narrow, traditional kitchen with ornate cabinetry into an airy, contemporary model. The floor plan was reworked to open up the space to the adjacent family room, moving the entrance itself. Drury created multiple workstations, added a…
  • 6 Ways to Finance Your Furniture Buying Spree (Pros & Cons)

    HS Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Buying furniture is like buying a car.  As soon as you take it from the store, it’s lost value.  BUT, that’s not the right way to think about furniture purchases.  In fact, that’s pretty grim. The fact is, having nice and comfortable furniture can improve your enjoyment of your home and your lifestyle. Also, you often get what you pay for.  In our twenties, just out of school, my wife and I bought plenty of low-cost, assemble-yourself furniture.  It looked decent, but much of it didn’t last nearly as long as quality furniture. Our problem was that we wanted to…
  • Gao Architects Creates Colorful Tiny 484 Sq.Ft. Apartment (45m2)

    HS Editor
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    This gallery features a beautiful new (but small) apartment design from the Situla residential complex in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This colorful home was designed by GAO Architects. One component of the original vision was to display Slovenian culture at its best, warmly greeting foreign residents of the flat. The designers wanted to acquaint guests with their native language, imprinting some common Slovenian terms on the hallway ceiling, where visitors first enter. This jumpstarts the design theme which unifies the entire residence. The living room has been thoughtfully organized,…
  • PartiDesign Creates Spacious Open-Concept Apartment Using Extensive Wood Throughout

    HS Editor
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    We proudly present our first gallery featuring a home crafted by PartiDesign. This example is a modern apartment in Banqiao, Taipei. This home manages the feat of mixing the most traditional of construction materials, natural wood, with the utmost edge of modern style. Minimalism informs the look from floor to ceiling, with natural wood tones matching throughout the space. Hardwood flooring in a light tone blends deftly with slightly warmer wood furniture and shelving. Details like built-in and hidden wall cabinetry, floating entertainment platforms, and intricate table designs appear…
  • Award Winning “Glen Ellyn” Kitchen Design by Drury Designs

    HS Editor
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Along with our comprehensive gallery featuring selections across Drury Design’s line of kitchen designs, we want to share some of the individual examples. Today we present the award winning Glen Ellyn transitional kitchen. In any remodeling project, there is at least one challenging aspect for designers and homeowners to deal with. This project had oak flooring and casings that could not be avoided. It was a traditional style kitchen with an inconveniently placed oven hood that closed off the room. Thankfully, the hood could be moved, but the oak flooring had to stay. The first…
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    The Interior Design Advocate

  • Design Lessons for Loft Living – From Jonah Hill

    Donna Hoffman
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Actor Jonah Hill may be known for his talent on the screen, but as a wise design lover, I say, let’s take a design lesson wherever it shows up!  So Jonah, this blog’s for you, or your designer (or girlfriend…or wife…or whomever designed your NYC loft). Cue #1: Repetition in Design Creates Harmony. Notice the repetition of these simple black light fixtures, as well as the similarly scaled artwork and mirror running through the 3 distinct zones in this long loft. This is as strategic design move that keeps the space from feeling overpowered or overcrowded. That’s because…
  • Conquering the Costs of Interior Design

    Donna Hoffman
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Interior Design is a costly pursuit.  Fine interior design is costly and entry level quality interior design is  costly. No matter what tier you’re working in, it all adds up.  That’s because the  sheer “headcount” on even one room’s total appointments, from furnishings (furniture, rugs, lamps, light fixtures, window treatments) to flourishes (accessories, pillows, artwork), creates a long shopping list.  Therefore,  you can count on these 3 reactions to that new “X” you’d love to redecorate: Your project costs more than you thought it could Your project costs more than…
  • Beautiful Bathroom Design Ideas…From Jimmy Kimmel!

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

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

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

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
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    Chic California

  • DIY Mercury Glass Poison Bottles

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    DIY Mercury Glass Poison Bottles Hope you enjoyed my Spook-tacular Halloween Tour last week. If you missed it you can see it here. I had fun decorating and one of the items that I had the most fun with were the DIY poison bottles. I made them last year but I added 2 new ones to {Read More...} The post DIY Mercury Glass Poison Bottles appeared first on Chic California.
  • Spook-Tacular Halloween Home Tour

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Spook-Tacular Halloween Home Tour There have been a few spooky additions to the fall decorating that I shared with you on my fall home tour. Would I skip decorating for Halloween if I didn’t have two boys who think Halloween might just be the best thing since well…. Christmas. Probably! We have entered the age {Read More...} The post Spook-Tacular Halloween Home Tour appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #42

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #42 It’s been really quiet here at Chic California this past week. I feel kind of like a duck. Calm and cool on the surface but paddling like crazy under the water to keep up! Blogging is a full time job. Keeping a retail booth stocked and fluffed is a full {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #42 appeared first on Chic California.
  • All Things Fall Y’all Blog Hop and Giveaway

    10 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    All Things Fall Y’all Blog Hop and Giveaway! I don’t participate in too many blog hops or giveaways but I just couldn’t resist this one friends! The grand prize is over $500! You could do lots of decorating with that cash! And some of my own favorite bloggers are participating. So it’s a great chance {Read More...} The post All Things Fall Y’all Blog Hop and Giveaway appeared first on Chic California.
  • Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #41

    9 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Be. YOU. Tiful Link Party #41 I’m always so impressed with the projects, food, fashion and inspiration that gets linked up every week to this party. Really, this is getting so hard to choose a favorite! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all our blogger friends that link up your work! For my non {Read More...} The post Be. YOU. tiful Link Party #41 appeared first on Chic California.
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  • Minimalist Apartment in Gdynia by Design Studio Dragon Art

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    This minimalist apartment is located in Gdynia, Poland. The project was completed by Design Studio Dragon Art. Minimalist Apartment in Gdynia by Design Studio Dragon Art: “The apartment has been designed with highest care to detail. Apartment was created from two smaller interconnected apartments and has been adapted to the needs of a family of four.The main part of the house is an open space where there is a kitchen,..More...
  • What kind of Penthouse Does $95 Million Buy in New York City?

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    432 Park Avenue is a 96-story spectacular skyscraper in New York City, USA, and since last week officially the tallest residential building in the Big Apple. Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the 1,396 foot tall (425m) condo tower offers 104 units, ranging from $17 million to a whopping $95 million for the top floor penthouse! The units, designed by Deborah Berke, feature 12.5 foot ceilings, expansive 10 x 10 foot..More...
  • Villa Moerkensheide by Dieter De Vos Architecten

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:06 am
    Villa Moerkensheide is a home designed by Dieter De Vos Architecten in 2013. It is located in De Pinte, Belgium. Villa Moerkensheide by Dieter De Vos Architecten: “The house is centrally positioned on the building plot at the edge of a residential neighbourhood and opposite a small forest. An explicit orientation to the sun shapes the tripartite composition of the house. Three gardens formally complement the composition, each garden intended..More...
  • OOI House by Czarl Architects

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    OOI House is a project completed by Czarl Architects in 2009. It is located in Singapore. OOI House by Czarl Architects: “The patrons of this project are young professional involved in medical R&D with a teenage daughter and an elderly person. The client has expressed their desire to live in a house where parents, children and grand parents can live, work, play and enjoy hobbies together interactively. A sense of..More...
  • Eltham South by Wolveridge Architects

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    Eltham South is a private residence designed by Wolveridge Architects. It is located in Victoria, Australia. Photos by: Derek SwalwellMore...
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  • Hexagonal Wall Tiles

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The tiles in the Rewind collection provide a contemporary reinterpretation of timeless materials. The collection is available in six sophisticated colours and a wide assortment of sizes. The inclusion in the range of a hexagonal tile size, for use as a decorative piece or an extension of the floor covering products, allows the creation of design schemes with a unique personality. Rewind is suitable for use as a wall or floor covering in residential and commercial projects and combination with the wood-look stoneware. Read the rest of Hexagonal Wall Tiles originally posted on…
  • Dramatic Seaside Villa by BLANKPAGE Architects

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Possessing very unusual layout and dramatic seaside landscape location this Lebanon villa by BLANKPAGE Architects, captures us immediately with its intriguing and contemporary design. The horizontal architectural layout owns certain rhythm; alternating different levels of steel structure, wooden decking and discreet glass enclosure. The construct is cleverly orientated so that captures not only the spectacular views but also a very animated play of the sunlight throughout the day – finishing at sunset when the fiery red beam of sunlight penetrate deep into the open plan house. Read the…
  • Comfortable Urban Home by SVOYA Studio

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    New interior by young design office SVOYA Studio – another example of a comfortable urban home. Less space is a challenge. The real challenge in front of SVOYA Studio was to solve all the functional problems – to separate functional areas – dining, relax and sleep. The kitchen is almost invisible, situated close to the windows. Above the dining table are situated beautiful glass lamps that are eye-catching. The living room is classic but cozy. The result is an irresistibly stylish interior that combines well known design pieces with original specially designed patterns.
  • Functional Trendy Art Home

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This is another wonderful example of how to turn a small space into functional, dynamic and very trendy art home. The architects from Dori-interior design had arranged this Tel Aviv apartment – loft into artistic youth residence where stylish design and austere architecture meet to create a vivid contemporary living space. Read the rest of Functional Trendy Art Home originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Chasmal Lumen Floor Lighting by Taeg Nishimoto

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Chasmal Lumen is an object – floor lighting made of Papercrete. One lighting is composed of two free standing components. Each component is molded against warped metal sheet. The convex side is pressed against the metal sheet and smooth, while the concave side is molded by hand that leaves the rough texture of pressing fingers. These curved components are combined to create a space in-between them with lighting bulbs imbedded inside the bottom bulge of Papercrete. Read the rest of Chasmal Lumen Floor Lighting by Taeg Nishimoto originally posted on © -…
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  • Shop Movember

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    Its that time of the year again...Mustache HangersMustache CufflinksMustache Tie ClipElegant Mustache Purse HangersMr. Mustache Ring Mustache Ceramic CoastersMustache Mule MugMoustache Door... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • For your kids

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    The Doorway Jungle Gym. Extra Large Cashmere-Merino Baby Blanket by Nuvola Trunki Freddie Ride-On Suitcase - Red.Goldy Elephant Bean BagTravel Play TrayIndoor & Outdoor Cube Bean Bags by Majestic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beautiful Bedding & Bath - sale

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Mizone Asha 4-piece Paisley Quilt Set Madison Park Brianna 6-piece Coverlet Set Arianna Chenille 3-piece Bedspread Set Laura Ashley Ruffled Garden Quilt with Sham Separates Bombay Cotton 3-piece... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Biennale Interieur opens today

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    The 24th edition of the Biennale Interieur, taking place in Kortrijk Xpo and the city of Kortrijk opens today. Let's have a glimpse to some of the new designs that will be on show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Style Meets Functionality - for a warm and cozy home

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    Add coziness and warmth to your home for the coming cold season with beautiful and bright functional elements:Bovist Pouff by Vitra Layers Pillow - Park Double Fabric by one of the most famous... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Modern Design and Living - Interiors and Home Accessories - Mocha

  • How To Add Modern Antiquity Style To Your Home

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    The ultimate contrast of old and new. Modern Antiquity is one of the freshest trends in interior design. The perfect style to give your home some unique personality; it adds layers of depth and interest to contemporary interiors. The key to this look is simplicity. Choose one or two elements to introduce into a room. […]
  • Introducing Freedom To Make

    19 Jun 2014 | 7:22 am
    You may not know this, but my original background is in PR, marketing and writing. And well as working on Mocha, I also work on a freelance basis with other creative companies. For a long while I had an idea to start a website specifically to help other designers / makers who want to grow […]
  • Is Your Home Making You Feel Negative? (And What To Do About It)

    5 Jun 2014 | 5:50 am
    Do you have objects around your home that you dislike? Perhaps you keep them around because you feel you have to. Or maybe out of a sense of guilt because they were gifts? How do they make you feel each time you look at them? Do they bring back bad memories or make you feel […]
  • Beautiful Outdoor Living Rooms

    27 May 2014 | 7:47 am
    Picture this. It’s a hot summer day and you’re sitting in the garden on a comfy sofa, shaded from the sun. You’ve got a good book in your hand, and an ice cool drink on the table in front of you. What could be more perfect? While writing the recent post on Mediterranean living room […]
  • Urban Jungle Bloggers: There’s Biophilia In Store

    22 May 2014 | 4:41 am
    A few weeks ago, when I received the email from Igor and Judith about this month’s Urban Jungle Blogger’s topic, my first thought was: where could I go to find some inspiring ideas? Because the theme for May is “Greens in cafés, shops & restaurants”. And then I remembered some photos I took one very rainy […]
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    Howkapow Blog

  • WIN Our Exclusive Las Vegas Shotgun Wedding Silk Scarf!

    Cat How
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    In our latest competition this week we’re giving you the chance to win our exclusive Las Vegas Shotgun Wedding Silk Scarf worth £35! Designed exclusively for us by Edinburgh-based designer Karen Mabon, the scarf is inspired by everyone’s favourite place for a shotgun wedding: Las Vegas! There’s an Elvis and his runaway bride, a pink cadillac reference to Thelma and Louise and even a white tiger as a nod to Sigfried and Roy. The Scarf has been hugely popular with customers already, and even featured in ELLE Deco Sweden this month too. All you have to do is hop onto…
  • All Knitwear

    Cat How
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    Yes folks, knitting can be super duper cool – just take a look at the fantastic work of ALL Knitwear. A knitwear label created by American designer, Annie Larson, her small collection of hand-made, made-to-order jumpers, hats, shorts and baby clothes is an ongoing study of tone and pattern realised in some out-there designs and colour combinations. There is a strong 80s vibe to many, with surf and new wave undertones. I wish Rog, Rolo and I could own them all! Annie was born in 1983 (in Seoul) and grew up in rural Wisconsin. She attended the University of Minnesota and later went on to…
  • For The Love Of… Measuring Cups!

    Cat How
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:32 am
    1. Geese Measuring Spoons by 590 / 2. Fruit Measuring Cups by Urban Outfitters / 3. Owl Measuring Cups by West Elm / 4. Whale Tail Measuring Cups by Anthro /  5. Beehive Measuring Cups by World Market / 6. Hedgehog Measuring Cups by Anthro / 7. Pear Measuring Cups by Rae Dunn / 8. Tea Measuring Cups by Anthro / 9. Spade Measuring Cups by Anthro The post For The Love Of… Measuring Cups! appeared first on Howkapow Blog.
  • Lucie Sheridan

    Rog How
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    “I have an alarm these days – I never know when it will do off – keeps me on my toes! Her name is Belle, our 1.5 year old. “If it’s a working day for me I cannot get out of the house quick enough – I will have packed the panniers on the bike – ready to set off early to the studio dropping her off at nursery on the way. She has her breakfast and I eat some oats or toast at my studio. Coffee maker is on around 10. “I have a strict ‘list’ of achievable items for the day. These will often be desk bound for emailing or designing early on… and gradually I get more…
  • Howkapow’s Summer Photoshoots!

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

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    It is wonderful, how the colder weather makes us stay inside more, which mostly turns out as a quality time with your family and friends. Cozying up on the sofa together to watch a movie and enjoy the time together. The interior you’ll see just below is so homey and cozy, exactly the one I would imagine me and my family spending time and enjoying living the dream. The interior project of the house was inspired by the beautiful natural state of the outside environment. The genuine material choices provide an authentic, warm and cozy feeling. The large windows all over the space give the…
  • Modern minimalism in France

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Minimal, airy and modern, that’s exactly the three words, that could best describe this  home, situated in Roubaix, France. Today, take a look at this modern single family residence, which was designed by a talented Guillaume da Silva. Wonderful blend of rustic elements and sleek modern finishes create an effortless commitment to balance and purity of design. Minimalistic? Yes. Cold and unhomy? Absolutely not. The interior is modern and clean, with a neutral color palette that adds to its sense of space and serenity. The main accents in this interior are created by using a…
  • Blooc House by Analeena

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    Hello, and welcome back to our magazine sunday explorers. Today we’re sharing a beautiful modern scandinavian house styled, designed and photographed by Analeena Karlsson best known from her own blog Analeenas Hem. Some information about the project, which can also be found in Blooc website: 20 minutes from Slussen and 5 min from Grisslinge Havsbadshotell is garden city Mörtnäs Hagar hiding behind all the greenery. It offers 20 families an area with white, architect designed, semi-detached houses. Second Quarter that was launched in the area was a small town with 24 townhouses. A…
  • Top 3 Interior Design Shops Of The Week

    8 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
      Hello, Everyone. Hope You’re all staying positive and autumn depressions are far away from You. I found some shops of industrial design and furniture, in case You are in depressions of not finding what to buy. Well, do not expect standard lines, I’ve tried to share something a little bit strange, but modern, oldschool but classy. Portuguese-born designer Gonçalo Campos known for a signature mix of humor and pragmatism,  collaborates with international brands, designing furniture, accessories, lighting, and consulting. Yes, that’s why he catched my…
  • Mid-century Inspired By

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
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  • 10 New and Fresh IKEA Living Room Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    The Swedish furniture brand IKEA is not known only as a furniture brand but as an indicator of contemporary style and endless source of inspiration for the modern home. IKEA has been a part of our home for a long time, since this brand is not only selling furniture but is providing you with reliable The post 10 New and Fresh IKEA Living Room Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Related posts: 10 Modern Grey Living Room Interior Design Ideas 10 Modern Eclectic Living Room Interior Design Ideas 10 Modern Pop Art Living Room Interior Design Ideas
  • 10 Inspiring Living Room Decorating Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    The decorating process in every interior as well in the living room require a lot of time,budget and let’s be honest a lot of nerves, also. However, if you have the right living room decorating ideas, then you can carelessly say that you are on the right path of creating a lovely living space. The The post 10 Inspiring Living Room Decorating Ideas appeared first on Related posts: 10 Modern Living Room Interior Design Ideas With Geometric Motifs 10 Modern Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Striped Walls 10 Modern Grey Living Room Interior Design Ideas
  • 10 Modern Mid Century Living Room Interior Design Idea

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Mid Century decor style would be really familiar to you if you are a loyal fan of the super popular TV Show The Mad Man. But if that is not a case, let us introduce this super inspiring and modern style a little: a decor style inspired by the 50’s from the last century but The post 10 Modern Mid Century Living Room Interior Design Idea appeared first on Related posts: 10 Modern Pop Art Living Room Interior Design Ideas 10 Modern Living Room Interior Design Ideas with Striped Walls 10 Modern Eclectic Living Room Interior Design Ideas
  • 10 Inspiring Teenage Girl Bedroom Interior Design Ideas

    Aleksandra Andonovska
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Decorating a teenage girl’s bedroom surely is a big challenge for every parent, and no matter how confident you are, you could always use a bit more ideas for teen girl’s bedroom. Girls, unique and amazing as they are in every age, are especially delicate and know what they want in their teenage years. The The post 10 Inspiring Teenage Girl Bedroom Interior Design Ideas appeared first on Related posts: 10 Lovely Violet Girl’s Bedroom Interior Design Ideas 15 Stylish Pink Girl’s Bedroom Interior Design Ideas 10 Lovely Teen Girl Bedroom Interior Design…
  • 10 Awesomely Creative Pouf Ideas for Interior Design

    Dragana Markovska
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The pouf is an extremely awesome piece of accessory that can be added to your home design and looks amazingly great in every single room setting. It is both very practical and cozy, and at the same time decorative that can add a playful spirit to the space. The most interesting part of the pouf The post 10 Awesomely Creative Pouf Ideas for Interior Design appeared first on Related posts: 10 Incredibly Creative Interior Design Ideas with Ombre Walls 10 Modern Grey Living Room Interior Design Ideas 10 Gorgeous Dining Room Interior Design Ideas with Leather Chairs
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    Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas

  • Have we found our site on 8 acres of forest?

    Jenna Crotty
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    In contrast to the wide-open, cow-inhabited, sloped fields we scoped out last week, this week, in our search for a site to build the dream house, we viewed 8 acres of flat, densely overgrown forest. The site wasn’t easy to access but after clambering through a stream, a high ditch, a thick hedgerow and a […] The post Have we found our site on 8 acres of forest? appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • How to make mason jar candle holders

    Jenna Crotty
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Inspired by the mason jar crafts craze on beloved Pinterest, I decided to start making mason jar candle holders. The DIY craftsy nut in me gets very excited about photographs like this: Images above found on Pinterest A bit of burlap and a spool of string I went to Inspiring Ideas and Hickeys to pick up […] The post How to make mason jar candle holders appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • The 5 Acres in North Wexford

    Jenna Crotty
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    After a fruitless few months of scanning property websites for the dream house in the countryside, we’ve started flirting with the idea of building it ourselves. Today we went to view our first site for sale. The site is 5 acres and it’s located outside Gorey in north Co. Wexford, Ireland. The screenshot from above shows you the […] The post The 5 Acres in North Wexford appeared first on Homeware Huntress | Irish Interior Design Blog | Ideas.
  • Getting over-excited about bits of string

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

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

  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – October 17

    Emma Harger
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    This week on LightsOnline Blog, we collaborated with Color 911 on things to know for lighting your home, shared Scandinavian design tips and lighting ideas, explored the importance of color temperature in landscape lighting and looked at the juicy Cyan Design Hoshi table lamp in action. It was also a great week for finding design inspirations and there were even a few that didn’t make the cut. Check out the 10 that did and enjoy your weekend! Chandelier of Fear from Makerbot Thingiverse Just in time for Halloween! If you have a 3D printer, 4 different colors of filament and the will to…
  • Fabulous Friday: Cyan Design Hoshi

    Emma Harger
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Transitional Bedroom by Edina General Contractors REFINED LLC Keep an eye out for the continued use of blue, especially darker blues, in design for 2015. Trend posts are already rolling out and High Point Market is underway, after all! If navy going to look as sleek and stylish as this cute and fun kids’ room, then I’m excited. This room avoids looking drab and monotonous by adding strategic touches of color and texture: the two-toned curtains, the orange and white stripe pillow, the cute fox lumbar pillow and that green table lamp in the corner. Let’s get a better look at…
  • 8 Examples of Creative Landscape Lighting

    Emma Harger
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Your landscape lighting is the very first thing that makes an impression upon passers-by and visitors when they encounter your home. As a result, well-lit landscapes really stand out from the rest. With any type of lighting installation, there are some guiding principles that apply–and your landscape is no different. But just because there are some rules at play, that doesn’t mean that you can’t be a little…creative with their application. If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that we’re big fans of mixing things when it comes to lighting…
  • Scandinavian Design Tips and Ideas

    Emma Harger
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Celebrated for its minimalist flair and timeless feel, Scandinavian design is a decor mainstay that looks fantastic–whether you live in Stockholm or San Antonio. There are a few different elements that you commonly see in Scandinavian spaces, which we’ll talk about below, and we’ll also take a look at some lighting styles that fit the bill. The color white is one of the most popular elements associated with Scandinavian looks. From white walls to white floors, white light fixtures to white sheer curtains, white provides an excellent backdrop for any other color or pattern.
  • Design Inspirations: 10 Links You’ll Love – October 10

    Emma Harger
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    This week on LightsOnline Blog, we marveled at what people can do with paper and light sources, congratulated the blue LED inventors on their Nobel Prize, went wild with 19 different ways to light a powder room and saw the beautiful sparkle of the Savoy House Florence in action. We also saw some incredible things around the Internet and wanted to share 10 design inspirations with you today. (Now there is also a Stunning Lighting Pinterest board, which is a place to see even more cool lighting products and ideas that didn’t make the Design Inspirations cut.) ColorUp from Pega Design The…
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    Rug Rats

  • Entrance Door Mats are a Great Way to Attract Customers and Visitors

    Sandy Henderson
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    When someone is visiting a home or office, it is common for the homeowner or employee to want to make an impression. One way of doing this is by having a custom door mat. Here at Rug Rats, we can help you grab the attention of visitors or customers at an office or home with […] The post Entrance Door Mats are a Great Way to Attract Customers and Visitors appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Drive Sales with Custom Floor Mats

    Sandy Henderson
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    As a small business owner, so much time, energy and stress are taken up focusing on how to get your name out there, how to stand out in the sea of competition and how to make sure that people associate your company name with good customer service, a fun place to shop and an easy […] The post Drive Sales with Custom Floor Mats appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • 12 Ideas for Custom Military Squadron Rugs

    Sandy Henderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    When you have the classiest looking custom rugs for military, you know it’s just another opportunity of displaying your passion, professionalism and identity. Mats and rugs for the armed forces or the military in the United States are second to none, when it comes to promoting or displaying the image of a division. The best […] The post 12 Ideas for Custom Military Squadron Rugs appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Milliken Exotic Journey Animal Print Carpet – Striking and Elegant

    Sandy Henderson
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Milliken Exotic Journey Printed Carpet is a wonderful animal print carpet collection which will be striking in your house. Exotic Journey is a carpet of elegance and comfort. It is eye-catching and warming and made from finely twisted yarns This Milliken Carpet offers 3 different animal styles to select from. Exotic Journey Carpet is made […] The post Milliken Exotic Journey Animal Print Carpet – Striking and Elegant appeared first on Rug Rats.
  • Fibreworks Natural Fiber Rugs Make Rooms Beautiful!

    Sandy Henderson
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Fibreworks broadloom carpeting and customized area rugs are manufactured from Natural Fiber, such as Sisal, Wool, Seagrass, Jute, and Coir. Fibreworks floor coverings and area rugs are naturally beautiful and are fortified by their environmentally friendly style and warmth.  Fibreworks offers a large assortment of all-natural floor covering designs and rug borders. Fibreworks also allows […] The post Fibreworks Natural Fiber Rugs Make Rooms Beautiful! appeared first on Rug Rats.
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  • If you read one article on interior design business partnerships, read this one

    Alycia Wicker
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Thinking about forming an interior design partnership? Read this. Picture it: Los Angeles, 2014. You’re a new designer and so excited to get started creating your design empire. You’re full of passion and excitement in going about building this business you’ve always dreamed of. Meet: Blanche. Blanche is an experienced designer. You get introduced via […] The post If you read one article on interior design business partnerships, read this one appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Niche It Real Good

    Alycia Wicker
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee You need to pick a niche for your interior design business and niche it real good, bitches. (And by bitches, you know it’s my term of endearment. Save your hate mail for my next blog post.) You hear me say it all the time because it’s soooo damn important. While you might think you’re shutting […] The post Niche It Real Good appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • What Tiffany’s Can Teach You About Website Design

    Alycia Wicker
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee You might think that just any website design will work for your interior design business, but if you’ve ever been into a Tiffany’s store you know that a design used for another store would be a mortal sin if used in Tiffany’s. Let’s look at how Tiffany’s creates an experience within their stores that supports […] The post What Tiffany’s Can Teach You About Website Design appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Slow Holiday Sales? Here’s What To Do

    Alycia Wicker
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Is your interior design business slow? Know why? It’s Fall! Yay! Let’s all go to the Starbucks and get ourselves drunk on Pumpkin Spice Lattes! Oh, you can’t afford to go to Starbucks because your interior design business is slow. Gotcha. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit and take it When sales are trickling […] The post Slow Holiday Sales? Here’s What To Do appeared first on Mupplebee.
  • Why You’ll Wanna Work With Me

    Alycia Wicker
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mupplebee Did you know there are other design biz coaches out there besides moi? Shocking, I know. I’ve got something they don’t got though. Wanna know what it is? Moxie (i.e. force of character, determination, or nerve). And I’m brimming with all of it. The reason you and I get together so damn well is that […] The post Why You’ll Wanna Work With Me appeared first on Mupplebee.
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  • Fun Halloween Ideas To Add Spook And Sparkle To Your Home

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Fall is in the air and that means Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you go all out and decorate your house from top to bottom, or enjoy the simple pleasures of carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating with the kids, Halloween has been known as the unofficial start of the holiday season. Here are some fun and easy Halloween decorating ideas to bring some spook and sparkle to the inside and outside of your home: Pumpkin Balloons All you need is your favorite fall-colored balloons, a permanent marker, fun geometric shapes and a spooky imagination. You blow up the balloons, draw faces…
  • Keep Your Jewelry Appraisals Up-To-Date to Save Money!

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    In today’s market, keeping your jewelry appraisals up-to-date on your insurance policy can save you money in the case of an unfortunate event. More than $1 billion in jewelry is lost or stolen in the United States every year. A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported that 59% of consumers have not compiled a list or inventory of their possessions. Of those that did, 27% did not include photos and 28% did not have a backup copy kept in a safe place. Whether it’s emotional or monetary, protecting your assets and taking the time to appraise,…
  • Timeless Kitchen Design Elements

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners rely on their personal styles to tailor their renovation according to their individual tastes. Turning to a more classic look can be the perfect balance of creating a timeless look with a personal flair. Granite Transformations offers a variety of options to custom design the perfect classic kitchen that will never go out of style. 1. Cabinetry: White or cream-colored cabinets define a timeless, classic kitchen style that will match nearly any countertop or backsplash. 2. Clean Architectural Details: Simple, classic details (like islands with legs,…
  • Top Home Improvement Trends to Make the Most of Your Home

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Today’s savvy home buyers are opting for smaller houses that offer space which is efficient, flexible and allows for stress-free living. Here are some hot home improvement trends that can make your “home-sweet-home” a little sweeter. • Maintenance-free Exterior Siding – Fiber-cement siding is becoming one of the fastest-growing divisions of the siding market. Made from a combination of cement, sand and cellulosic fibers, it looks like wood – but will not rot, combust or give way to termites and other wood-boring insects. It is more expensive than paint-grade wood, vinyl and…
  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Although the green movement and many Earth-friendly messages have made their presence known in the mainstream, there are still homeowners who are unaware of some easy energy and money saving changes they can make to combat both high utility bills and global warming. With a few minor adjustments to one’s home, the savings can really add up (not to mention the benefits of living on a healthier and happier planet). Reducing consumption and recycling are the best ways to be Earth-friendly and make an impact on being green and efficient. Here are 10 easy tips to green your home, put money in…
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  • Top 5 Best Decorative Plants

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Not many people are able to have their own garden. Those who have are the lucky ones. Do not feel sad though,  if you live in a small apartment. The following list will help you purify the air and look of it. 1. Madagascar Dragon Tree Imagine saying that to your guests. 2. Azalea Bonsai No, […]
  • Best of Lighting Design Novelties – October 2014

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    We have seen during all this last months of the year a great amount of lighting brand creating new forms of art that illuminates our lives. We gather a few brands and a few products that we think are the best of so far. MOOOI – PPROP LIGHT   ZAM LIGHTING – Hydra   PARACHILNA – […]

    14 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Gaijin offers authentic north Asian flavours with a modern twist. The venue – which enjoys a superb location on Bulevardi in the centre of Helsinki – has an interior rich in natural materials – in particular, furniture and fittings crafted from solid finnish wood. Adding a pure, solid, simple geometry to the space are rows […]
  • The Nam Hai – Vietnam’s Best Resort

    2 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    All you need to know about The Nam Hai is that it has 100 villas, including 60 one-bedroom villas and 40 pool villas each with one to five bedrooms. Just relax and enjoy the view. It’s located close to the ancient trading port city of Hoi An in Vietnam, considered by Unesco as “an exceptionally […]
  • Cherry Lamp by Nika Zupanc

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Every single cherry in the world was blessed with a shape that is simple and mysterious at the same time. The Black Cherry Lamp is a modular assembly of lamps that pays homage to the cherry . The suspended lamp is made of blown glass bulb hanging on a metal tubing. NIKA ZUPANC known for […]
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  • 20 Fabulous DIY Projects for the Fall

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    I love working on DIY projects and it is so fun to see the end result.  I have found 25 amazing project ideas for the fall that you will die for (well almost).  I don’t decorate for very many holidays, but finding all these fun projects has inspired me to try some, you should too.  These projects range from super simple to more in depth projects.  Enjoy!! I love this mantel project, it’s beautiful, makes me really want a fireplace so I can decorate my mantel. ||The Turquoise Home|| Here’s a Pottery Barn inspired porch||Laurie Jones Home|| I love this spooky bird cage…
  • Fall Family Photo Shoot

    11 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    This past week, we did a family photo shoot.  Last year we did one around the same time, and my husband, Tyson did them.  I thought they turned out really cute, but it was impossible to get her to look at the camera when we were both in the picture.  Take a peek at last year’s and compare to how much Gretchen has grown! This year I decided that I didn’t want to have to mess with Tyson trying to do the photos and trying to get a few good ones of all of us.  So, I decided I wanted to hire someone to do our photos.  I wanted to find someone that was reasonably priced and had a…
  • 20% Off ALL Design Services

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    To purchase a design service you can place an order on my Etsy page here.  If you aren’t sure what service is right for you, see my services page here.Filed under: E-Design, Elate Designs, Interior Design Tagged: discounts
  • Last Weeks Links: Ashley’s eDesign Reveal

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Since I posted Ashley’s eDesign reveal late at night, I forgot several things in the post.  So, I’ve got a little more info and all the links to products I specified in the design. Ashley didn’t want or need a lot of decorations in the kitchen so I chose a really pretty pitcher and a serving bowl.  I suggested to Ashley that she use some oranges in the serving bowl to bring some color into the kitchen. ||Gabriella Pitcher||Classic Century Footed Serving Bowl|| After I’d started working on the design, Ashley let me know that she really wanted a new light fixture over…
  • Ashley’s eDesign Reveal

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    I literally finished this eDesign project just the other day, and I’m so excited about it!  Ashley came to me in need of some furnishings and accessories for her living room, dining room, and Kitchen.  You’ll see in her before photos that she already has a really beautiful home, she just wasn’t happy with how it looked and didn’t know how to find things and put them together.  Ashley purchased the premium package which includes: design board, source list, space plan, and rendering.  I collected all the information that she sent to me and came up with this design…
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  • Let Fall be Your Mood Board for Interior Design Inspiration

    Alexandra C.
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Saying goodbye to summer often means sweater weather, warm cider, harvest festivals, pumpkin carving, and delicious fall colors.         With all of the hustle and bustle this time of year can bring, you might be lacking inspiration for your interior designing. Look to autumn. Nature always provides the best creative juice.         Do you like what you see? We certainly do. If you too are in the mood for fall, then you’ll love the warm colors of our copper and brass finishes.       Can’t find a copper or brass finish for one of…
  • Bringing the Rustic to Lighting

    Alexandra C.
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Look up the word “rustic.” What do you learn? Rustic is an adjective that relates to the country, to rural places, to simplicity, to wood and stone. Now go ahead and search for the definition of “lighting.” What do you find? Most likely you’ve stumbled upon a definition that says something about how lighting, as a noun, refers to an object that makes things visible and affords illumination. Put the two of them together and what do you get? Rustic lighting, an object that affords illumination in a style inspired by wood, stone, country, and simplicity. What Do Rustic Light…
  • 3 Reasons to Include Rustic Lighting in Your Home

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

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

    BarnLight Originals
    28 May 2014 | 3:36 pm
    We’ve Added a Whole New Series of Vintage Style Pendants. Inspiration for lighting can come from absolutely anywhere. The vintage light pendants featured in this blog post aren’t for the faint of heart—or taste. This Vintage Lights collection features antique pendant lighting designs that are eye-catching, smart, and bold.  If you want your home lighting to make a statement, then you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for here. The eclectic pendant designs mimic anything from a doctor’s surgery lamp to a fisherman’s oyster bucket. It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?
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  • “French Antiquing In Carmel-by-the-Sea”

    Kimberly Edwards
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    “Exquisite Chair Displaying Vintage Framed Print Looking So Inviting! “Warm Lighting Is So Cozy Here, Making This Shop So Welcoming! Love How The Lavender Makes Everything Feel More French!” Beautiful Display In Symmetry! Pretty Floral Framed Artwork By Local Artist. “This Feels Like The French Countryside! The Light Is So Pretty Here And The Colors Are So Cheerful” “Original Artwork By Local Carmel Artist, Love This Precious Painting! The Rustic Ceramic Bowl Looks Quite At Home Mixed With The Pumpkins & Touches Of Nature!” “Two Feminine…
  • “Dreaming Of My Italian Countryside Villa”

    Kimberly Edwards
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    “Italians Love Light Creamy Backgrounds With Darker Contrasting Furniture. I Love The Charm Of This Old World Fireplace And I Really Find The Position Of The Chairs Facing Away From The Fireplace To Be Very Inviting!”   “Villa Negri” A Elegant Retreat Overlooking Lake Como. This Tasteful & Inviting Dining Room Is Welcoming Guests With It’s Charming Table Setting!” *This Villa Can Be Rented Thru “Elegant Villa Negri On The Shores Of Lake Como. Combining Italian Antiques With Yummy Bright Colors & Contemporary Art Work…
  • “Luscious Lamps To Light Up Your Spaces”

    Kimberly Edwards
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    “Beautiful Mixture Of Patterns & Textures Here. Gorgeous Sculptured Lamp With Cut Velvet Lamp Shade. The Vintage Mirror Is A Enchanting Background In Cream & Gold!” “Exquisite Vintage Dresden Figurine Lamp, Looking Very At Home In My Kitchen With Vintage Painting & Collectable Aluminum Water Pitcher.” “Exceptional French Lamp With Custom Made Lamp Shade, Definitely A Statement Piece With Lots Of Dramatic Elements!” “Love This Vintage Lamp! Aged Gold Metal Mixed With Marble Shaped Flowers, Lovely Artistry! Custom Pierre Deux Fabric Lamp…
  • Treasure Hunting At “Pacific Grove Antiques”

    Kimberly Edwards
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:47 pm
    “This Truly Captures All Of The Fall Seasonal Colors & Textures. Love The Vintage Paint By Number Collectable Painting, Very Lovely!” “Simple & Pretty Says It All With This Vintage Plate In The Background and Bejeweled Cross & Lavender Soaps Making The Perfect Gift!” “Delicate Vintage Collectables Are Waiting For Your Next Ladies Luncheon! Love The Pink Birdie Plate, So Many Fabulous Gift Ideas!” “Exquisite Old World Charm Radiates From This Beautiful Statue! “Treasures Of All Sizes Can Be Found At Pacific Grove Antiques, This…
  • “Birds To Inspire Your Decorating Dreams”

    Kimberly Edwards
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    “Original Artwork By Encaustic Artist Linda Benenati. This Is Part Of My Personal Collection, I Love It So Much! Mixed Media Work With Real Feathers! Fabulous Colors!” “Beautifully Carved Wooden Bird Mixed With All My Treasures, For An Interesting Textured Background In Parisian Inspiration” “I LOVE OWLS! They Are Magical Creatures! This Is A Whimsical Wonderland With Plenty Of Sparkle (Left Over From Christmas) This Is In My Entry Way All Year Long, It Was Too Lovely To Take Down!” “Such Sweetness In Carved Soap Stone, Nature Is Calling In The…
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  • 18 Excellent Small Home Library Designs

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Who love to read would be very satisfied when you are around a lot of your favorite books, especially the books were written by the authors of your idol. If your closet shelves are no longer fit to accommodate many of your books, you should make it to be a small library with minimalist house […]
  • Appealing Small Kids Bedroom Ideas

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    The first thing we must prepare when we have kids is a bedroom for them. Creating these small kids bedroom ideas mean they can not only sleep, but also play and study. But then it will be difficult for us if we did not have enough space for all stuffs our child need. Finding the right […]
  • Delightful Modern Tropical House Designs

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Modern tropical house design can lend a sense of peace to your home. Here are a few tips on how to the right amount of island style to your home today. First, Large plants are a must have for any tropical house design. Areca palms, Coconut Palms, Cycas palms perfectly suit this theme. Bamboo trees will also add a hint of […]
  • The Green Plans for The Green Homes

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    When the words “green home” are mentioned, there will be questions rising. Why? It is because the words “green home” are too ambiguous. However, most people will focus their attention to homes those are built to be friendlier towards nature. The more modern green homes are the ones that combine the eco friendly technology, style […]
  • 16 Charming Decorate House Christmas Lights

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Christmas party was celebrated on every December 25th. December is the month which is full of joy and blessing. In the Western tradition, Christmas also warning contains the non-religious aspects. Some Christmas traditions from the West include Christmas trees, Christmas cards, exchanging gifts between family members and friends as well as the story of Santa […]
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  • 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…
  • 10 Ultimate Bachelor Bedrooms For Every Man

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

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

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

    Shruti Verma
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:27 pm
    This year how about taking your Diwali décor one notch higher than just the usual pair of diyas at your front door? Step 1: Declutter The same way the addition of a rug can change the way you look at a space, the removal of extra décor elements can give your room a fresh look, especially if some of these are in a run-down state. Nestopia is running a ‘Clean-up’ drive that can help you with this step. Read our decluttering suggestions on how to separate what you want to keep vs what to give away and connect with Nestopia with your give away list. Not only will you get a clutter-free…
  • Interior Design & Architecture Events (Oct-Nov 2014)

    Tejas Madaye
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Attention all architects and interior designers, Its design season as the months of October and November promises to give a flavour of the hottest products and innovations in the living, latest and changing trends of the consumer industry for the next buying season. Its a great opportunity for everyone in the design and construction industry to come together and discuss about the changing lifestyles in the country. Learning more about the burgeoning technologies, changing values, crossing cultures and economies and how all of these factors influence on how we ultimately live and the places we…
  • Freshen up your house with vibrant Flowers

    Shruti Verma
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    We normally associate flowers with marriages where we see them decorated and offered as gifts in the form of bouquets. But we often forget to use them in our homes on a regular basis. Thus we unknowingly miss out on the pleasure that flowers give us. As someone once said-People on other planets would think we would be mad with joy to live in a planet filled with flowers. WHY USE FLOWERS? Flowers have many qualities. They add beauty, vitality and paradoxically harmony. They make a room very cheerful and happy. As a matter of fact flowers are the only living things in our décor, whereas…
  • 7 Affordable Wall Decor Ideas

    Tejas Madaye
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Diwali is round the corner, its probably that time of the year when you start to put your ‘thinking caps on’ and make preparation for redecorating your homes. The ideal place to start the proceedings is by revamping the walls of your living place. If you have deep pockets then getting a Picasso or a modern M.F Hussein abstract painting is no big deal. But if your looking to go easy on your wallet and looking for a cheaper DIY solution and then you have stepped into the right place. There are several ways to make beautiful art for the walls of your home. But we lessened it down a…
  • The Home by The Ashleys

    Shruti Verma
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    While some of us dream of spending a night in luxury hotels, for others, a night at home is a luxury in itself. When Vishal Gondal, the founder and CEO of asked The Ashleys to design his house, what he wanted was for his house to feel like a “warm home”. The Ashleys is an architecture firm providing services in interiors and architecture for “Designing and Design build”. The Ashleys was conceived in 2004 when two sharply talented individuals, Arbaysis and Pooja each associated with reputed firms, came together and founded a design house that would deliver international…
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  • A Newton Kitchen Exudes New England Charm

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    When I think of New England, I think of a region steeped in history and distinct seasons. Fall being the most visually intense, turning trees into a kaleidoscope of colors and winters that feel bitter cold and at times, endless. With this in mind, Catherine designed a kitchen a few years ago in Newton where she took into consideration the beauty, charm, and cold winter months New England is notorious for.  As we enter the cold months, I find myself craving warm tones, rich pallettes, and cozy spaces. English Oak Custom Cabinetry adds Old World Charm Chocolate Marble Countertops adds Depth…
  • Interior Design of a Boston Brownstone

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    As interior designers, a large part of our job is to determine how a space should be utilized, so that it is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  Our design skills were challenged in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood when our clients purchased a residence in an 1872 brownstone.  It is a gorgeous home with grand rooms, high ceilings, and a lot of space.  However, there is no designated dining room. The owners sacrificed a separate dining room for two parking spots, an easy decision for those that know how difficult it is to park in Boston.  Our clients do a lot of entertaining…
  • Interior Design on Boston’s North Shore

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Happy Fall! It’s been a while since our last post and in that time, a lot has happened.  We have been working on several exciting design projects in Weston, Wellesley, and Newton, and we finally completed Catherine’s condo in Swampscott, on Boston’s North Shore.   We love the result and are so excited to share the finished product with you.  We are also happy to share that Catherine’s condo is featured in the October issue of North Shore Magazine! As Catherine and I conceptualized the interior design of her home, we found ourselves drawing inspiration from the homes…
  • Nearing Completion!

    15 Dec 2013 | 8:41 am
    We are finally nearing completion on the oceanfront condo project.  We are awaiting some final touches but are so excited about the way this home has taken shape, that we couldn’t wait to share two rooms that are finished.  Our vision was an elegant, light, and serene home.  While designing this space, we were inspired by the tranquility of the ocean and beauty of mother nature but also wanted to make these rooms feel elegant to fit Catherine and Mark’s lifestyle.  They appreciate subtle beauty and that was what Catherine and I aimed to achieve here as well as a harmonious…
  • A Client’s Happy Space

    21 Oct 2013 | 8:20 am
    For the past several months, Catherine and I have been working on a project in Wellelsey, MA.  Our clients bought a large colonial that needed a ton of renovations and updating.  They looked past the flaws and saw the potential of this beautiful home.  They knew it was special but there was one room in particular that influenced their decision to buy this house; the sunroom.  Completely encased in floor to ceiling windows, this room gets flooded with sunlight and looks out onto acres of conservation land.  it is a room that evokes pure serenity and the clients wanted to enhance that…
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  • Stunning Hotel Lobbies

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    For the traveler, the design of a hotel's lobby is a predictor of the experience to come, so it's no question why hotels are packing such a punch in their lobby design.                                                                                     Langam Hotel Chicago, Image via New York Times The Langham Hotel in Chicago (above) is just stunning with its custom glass…
  • The Etsy Eight: Awesome Etsy Finds of the Week

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
     1. Abstract oil painting - Now that it's Fall, add some warmth to your home with this sunny painting. (Siiso)2. Monique Leshman Signature Tunic in batik cream - Perfect tunic to pair with jeans this fall.  Available in several colors. (Monique Leshman)3. Cobalt feather lace earrings - Many styles and colors available (White Owl Jewelry)4. Fall monogram grapevine wreath - Just in time for Fall! (Wreath Dreams)5. Gatsby Collection monogram lucite mini-trays - You can customize these mini trays with your monogram!  They are perfect for storing keys, jewelry, office supplies and…
  • A Closet You Can Live In

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
     Image via LovelyClusters BlogEveryone enjoys the luxurious expanse of a walk-in closet.  Add a dash of chic accessories, equally attractive clothing, the perfect storage system, and voila!  You have the perfect walk-in closet.  The addition of a stunning chandelier and stylish arm chair, as in the closet above, certainly helps convey the feel of luxury!Photography by Jacob Hand, Anthony Michael Interior Design, Photo via Houzz                                     …
  • A Sculptural Expression

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Photo by Jamie Beck, Design by Elizabeth MartinArt is inseparable from design.  So, it's high time I let you know just how much I love art!  The stunning rooms featured here all reach a new depth by including artistic sculptures.  Above we see the earthy "O" sculpture in the background, and the distinct walking sculpture in the foreground. These sculptures become a part of the space and give life to the room even when completely unoccupied. This blog will feature a variety of art forms both within and beyond the realm of interior design.  So, let's explore together…
  • The Queen of Jewel Tones

    9 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Mali Azima Photography, Image via Veranda That's right.  Emerald is the Queen of Jewel Tones.  It always feels so regal whether it's being dressed up or dressed down.  Above, the rich, velvet drapes in emerald green transform the space and exude sophistication.  I especially enjoy the beaded chandelier as a natural element that juxtaposes the velvet - very smart indeed.  Designer Matthew Bees, Image via House Beautiful, Gordon Beall PhotographyThe emerald wall above is such an unexpected punch!  Although it's such a tiny corner, the green isn't overwhelming…
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  • 4 Elements Of Interior Design For A Spooktacular Halloween Decoration

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    ‘Tis the season to be freaky hardi har har har! The night of ghosts, ghouls, zombies and those entire axe swinging killers will come out to party and let loose. No need for expensive blings to get their love and attention, just remember these 4 elements and you are on your way to setting up a party fit for the creepiest of the creepies. 1. LIGHT Our Halloween friends are not much of a light-lover, but a little tweak of this element would definitely get them running towards the light. There are several ways to toning down the light.  From cheese cloths, glow sticks, paper cut outs and even…
  • Scary Design Flops

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:17 pm
    These designs are very timely for the upcoming Halloween celebration. Get more design flops here
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    9 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    gravity-gravity: Source: Alexander White
  • Wooden bathrooms is the new sexy accent. Get more of this ideas...

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Wooden bathrooms is the new sexy accent. Get more of this ideas here.
  • 5 Important Points You Need To Know Before Your HDB Gets Renovated

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    There was this one time in dream land that you were living in a stylish flat. The colors, walls, floors and all that bling were oozing with finesse and style, so mesmerizing that you don’t want to go back to reality. Waking up you looked around your flat and decided it desperately needed some tweaking. But, wait. You are living in an HDB. You are in Singapore. This is not your regular renovation situation. Apparently, HDB renovations have specifics. Rules. Regulations. The whole nine yards. But, the good thing is, the HDB department has online pages of information you need to know before…
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